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Dark Arcana: the Carnival
Dark Arcana: the Carnival
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4.0 out of 5 stars HO mini games could be more challenging, 21 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Dark Arcana: the Carnival (App)
Not a bad game but not the most challenging.


Armonia Multi - tooty fruity 50g
Armonia Multi - tooty fruity 50g

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely soft yarn, 18 Jun. 2012
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I bought 4 of these balls on impulse! I love the colours of this yarn - which is a little more vibrant in real life than in the photo. The yarn itself is fairly soft and varies between thick and thin. I am currently knitting one of Rebecca Danger's monsters with it and it is looking great. I can't wait to see the finished product. It's just a shame that it seems to be out of stock as I would love to buy more in this colour, however there are other colourways available.


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
by Annie Barrows
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle with vivid imagery of the German Occupation, 16 May 2010
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This isn't a book you read if you want intrigue, action nor adventure.

The book is composed of letters between Juliet and various characters. It follows her growing friendship with the members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and her subsequent trip to the island. There's graphic descriptions of the German Occupation, heart-warming moments and genuinely funny tales from the characters.

It is well written - each character has a distinct voice with different syntax. The story unfolds gently - you will not find yourself racing through this book; it's one to be read with a mug of tea while curled up on the sofa or with a cold drink in hand relaxing in the garden.

I don't normally read books like this but I was captivated by the characters within a few pages. I don't mind admitting that my fellow commuters might have thought me a little strange to see me smiling at a book or trying to swallow a lump in my throat but it had that effect on me. I have to admit that initially, I was slightly put off by Juliet as she did seem a little flowery in her language but that soon disappeared.

I was disappointed to finish the book - not because of any problems with it but simply because I wanted to know more, I wanted to continue reading - and isn't that the best praise you can give a book?

I haven't read any criticism by other reviewers yet but I enjoyed it without reservation. If you want to immerse yourself in another time or place, then give it a go.


Tender: Volume I, A cook and his vegetable patch
Tender: Volume I, A cook and his vegetable patch
by Nigel Slater
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.40

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A feast for the eyes... and the palate if you can drag yourself away from reading it!, 14 May 2010
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Tender is essentially food porn. Seriously.

The way Nigel Slater writes could turn the most fussy eater into a glutton. The words drip off the page the way butter runs down hot asparagus spears and makes you want to eat and eat and eat.

The recipes are simple and it's divided alphabetically by the vegetable. Each section has a little blurb about that vegetable in the garden (how to grow it), in the kitchen (how to cook it), it's best seasonings (what to pair it with) and a few recipes where it is the star. I haven't finished reading this book - I'm only up to parsnips so can only base it on recipes I've tried - but I know that this is one book I will refer to time and time again.


Folie A Deux
Folie A Deux
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Price: £4.39

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Grower, 11 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Folie A Deux (Audio CD)
I have to admit that initially, I wasn't impressed. However, having listened to the odd song here and there (it's on my mp3 player and I listen to it on shuffle), I decided to give the whole album a listen - and I mean, a proper sit down and not do anything else listen.

I'm glad I did. It might not be what die hard fans of FOB were expecting and some do seem to dislike the change in direction however, on listening to the album a few times, I now have it on quite often. There is a lot of production on a couple of the songs (w.a.m.s being one) but I like it. I still can't catch every word that Stump sings and sometimes I have no idea what the hell the lyrics are supposed to mean, but for me, that is Fall Out Boy!

I think the fact that I have the songs stuck in my head hours later is also a good sign! 20 Dollar Nosebleed seems to be on repeat in my head quite a bit....

So, if you're going to buy this album, don't expect the Fall Out Boy of previous albums but don't knock them for trying something different!


Faces of World War One: The Tragedy of the Great War in Words and Pictures
Faces of World War One: The Tragedy of the Great War in Words and Pictures
by Max Arthur
Edition: Hardcover

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Collection to make you think, 20 Aug. 2008
I agree with the other reviews so will try not to repeat too much in my own review.

Children (and some adults) are all too dismissive of the previous generations and, although I would not recommend showing this to young children, it could help teenagers studying history to get a real sense of the conditions the men fighting in the First World War were subject to. The author does not shy away from showing the dead in photographs and I think it gives the reader something to think about and possibly discuss.

As a book, it is well thought out and presented beautifully. It's a book I would happily leave on my coffee table for friends to flick through. A couple of friends can not understand why I would want to look at pictures from the War (as they find the subject of warfare disturbing) but I've never believed in wrapping people in cotton wool - I think people should know what those men went through and be proud of them. Although it is a collection of frank photographs of war, I think the subject has been handled sensitively too - there are no gratuitous shots what so ever in this book.

Highly recommended to anyone who wants to get a real sense of the lives of the men involved.


Trixie 4341 Inca Wavy Scratching Board 25 √ -  44 cm Brown
Trixie 4341 Inca Wavy Scratching Board 25 √ - 44 cm Brown
Price: £14.99

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good scratching post, 18 Aug. 2008
My cat loves this scratching post. Not only can she sharpen her claws but she can dig her claws in and have a really good stretch. When she's bored with that, she sits on it as a mini perch from which to watch the world go by. This is by far her favourite scratching post - she has the normal basic scratching post plus an activity centre but this is the one she uses the most for her scratching needs.

And unlike the normal post, she can't rugby tackle it then meow at muggins here to put it upright again....
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Wok and Oriental (Super Cookery)
Wok and Oriental (Super Cookery)

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow, 17 Aug. 2008
The format of this book is simple - two pages per recipe, one for the instructions and one for a colour photograph of the end product.

The instructions are well written and easy to follow. The best thing about these recipes is that they aren't complicated. Most of the ingredients will already be in the stock cupboard of anyone who cooks on a regular basis.

Although some of the recipes are similar, on the whole there is a good selection of recipes to try. And, because they look easy to make and prepare, I know you will be trying quite a few of them!

This is one of the best oriental cookery books out there for the beginner. If oriental cookery has put you off before, buy this book, give it a go and I promise you'll be hooked!


Potatoes and Vegetables (Super Cookery)
Potatoes and Vegetables (Super Cookery)
by Parragon
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best cookery books out there, 17 Aug. 2008
I have had this book for a number of years. The recipes are easy to follow and each recipe takes up two pages - one for the step by step instructions and one for a colour photograph of the end product. The book is compact and has a wide variety of recipes to try - there is something for everyone in this book.

Despite the title, this book is not a vegetarian cook book. It is split into sections starting with soups and starters and ending with sweets and deserts via salads, meat and seafood. It has good old fashioned recipes (carrot topped beef pie, for example) to more intricate modern style dishes combining ingredients that you wouldn't think would work, but do.

This is a good all round cook book that you will probably use more than Gordon Ramsay's or Jamie Oliver's books - I know I do!


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