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Vogmask Graffiti CV N95 Carbon Filter Exhale Valve Filtering Mask / Adult Size 13+ Years
Vogmask Graffiti CV N95 Carbon Filter Exhale Valve Filtering Mask / Adult Size 13+ Years

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beating bad air in Beijing, 13 Mar 2014
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We have lived in Beijing for the past four years, and the air pollution has got steadily worse over that time. When it is truly
horrendous - say at level 500+ - I just stay indoors if possible. But life has to go on and so if I go out I have my trusty Vogmask.
This is the only type of mask that the medics here use and recommend, as they say none of the others filter out the .025m particles which are so dangerous.
If you are going to China, do yourself a favour and purchase one before you go - they are hard to get here as they always seem to be sold out - with good reason.


Soups Handbook: All You Need to Know to Make Delicious Soups and Broths (The Basic Basics)
Soups Handbook: All You Need to Know to Make Delicious Soups and Broths (The Basic Basics)
Price: 5.14

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you could only have one book about soup - this is the one to have., 13 Mar 2014
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Marguerite Patten is a national treasure. This book is crammed with recipes for every type of soup you could imagine. But more than that, she has explained every technique, how it is done, why it is done in a particular way, and how you can change ingredients in any recipe. She is not averse to suggesting the use of tinned ingredients when you are short of time, and how the microwave can be used in the preparation of some of the soups.
There are soups for all seasons, for family meals and for more formal dinner parties. Vegetarians and vegans will find many of the recipes are ideal for them. Patten also gives lots of ideas for garnishing the soups.

Unlike many of the 'celebrity chef' type cookery books which are so popular these days, there are no carefully 'styled' glossy shots of the soups, - no lifestyle commentary, just a wealth of practical information from someone who really knows her subject and how to convey it.


London ABC
London ABC
by Ben Hawkes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 4.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely little book to give young children, 24 Sep 2013
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This review is from: London ABC (Hardcover)
This is a great gift to send young children who live outside the UK. Or even young London children. Ideal stocking-filler.


22" 19" Bosch Super Plus Front Windscreen Wiper Blades Ford Focus ST170 QF16631
22" 19" Bosch Super Plus Front Windscreen Wiper Blades Ford Focus ST170 QF16631
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Price: 13.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Swish swish - wipe away the rain!, 24 Sep 2013
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These are what I needed and they do the job well - what more can I say about wiper blade replacements?


Seductions of Rice
Seductions of Rice
by Jeffrey Alford
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you could ever want to know about rice, 24 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Seductions of Rice (Paperback)
I had wanted a copy of this for ages, and am so happy to have got one at last. This is a really
essential book for anyone who likes cooking and has a 'library' of cook books. There are umpteen varieties of
rice grown all over the world, and this book gives you all the info on how and where it grows, how to store it and cook it, and lots more besides. Great recipes too.


Chicco Caddy Knapsack (Beige)
Chicco Caddy Knapsack (Beige)
Price: 58.20

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a toddler, 18 Aug 2013
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Having looked at several baby 'knapsacks' this seemed the best one at a reasonable price. It has proved ideal for my 19th month old grandson who can now join the grown-ups for a long walk. My daughter and my husband say it is extremely comfortable to wear and does not put strain on the back of who ever is the carrier. Easy to wipe clean, and with a really good wind and rain-proof hood we can recommend it very highly.


Tales From Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks
Tales From Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks
by Julia Donaldson
Edition: Board book
Price: 3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect gift, 23 July 2013
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Bought for a first-birthday present. It is a great book for little ones, they always love it, the pictures are super and the alliteration catches the attention.


Easy Learning Mandarin Chinese Dictionary (Collins Easy Learning Chinese)
Easy Learning Mandarin Chinese Dictionary (Collins Easy Learning Chinese)
by Collins Dictionaries
Edition: Flexibound
Price: 7.58

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most user friendly Mandarin dictionary for students, 23 July 2013
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I have a copy of this in my flat in Beijing, and it is invaluable. Because I became fed up with schlepping it back and forth
when I came back to the UK for a month or so, I ordered a copy to use here. It was a 'used' copy - but you could have fooled me. it was like a new book. I thoroughly recommend this dictionary to anyone learning Mandarin, it is the best by far.


Nordic Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film & TV
Nordic Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film & TV
Price: 3.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide to Scandi-crime fiction, 21 May 2013
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If you enjoy the crime fiction coming from the various Scandinavian countries, this book is a must have.
Barry Forshaw really knows his subject and gives a potted-history of how Scandi-crime fiction has developed.
I've learnt a lot, and been introduced to some authors I'd never come across. Great gift for any friend who enjoys the genre.


Flesh and Blood (DS Minter Book 1)
Flesh and Blood (DS Minter Book 1)
Price: 5.49

4.0 out of 5 stars The seamy underbelly of Brighton, 21 May 2013
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Cracking crime fiction with a new (to me) detective Detective Sergeant Minter. I'm looking forward to reading more of this
police procedural series by Peterson.


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