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Complete Talk Italian
Complete Talk Italian
by Alwena Lamping
Edition: Paperback
Price: 23.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, clear for basic structured learning, 26 Nov 2013
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This text and CDs are being used in my evening Italian for Beginners class and they work well together. A good practical course. The emphasis is on spoken language aiming for communication in Italian right from the beginning. There's additional material for this course on the BBC website. Correct solutions for the exercises are given at the end of the book. The material on the CD's is as you would hear spoken Italian in Italy, not a slowed down version, so very good for the development of listening skills. I bought additional material to do further grammar exercises as this is limited in the book. Buy a english/italian dictionary which gives the gender and plural of all nouns, as this is essential knowledge.


The Scandinavian Kitchen
The Scandinavian Kitchen
by Camilla Plum
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect and Unique, 26 Nov 2013
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Whilst visiting Copenhagen I tried to buy a Scandinavian cookery book in a local bookshop. Not a great deal in English and terribly expensive. This is the real thing and a good price on Amazon. Beautifully presented as if a friend is showing you all the secrets of cooking from friends and family. Love it.


Haflinger Alaska Red (38EU, Red)
Haflinger Alaska Red (38EU, Red)
Offered by julias.kinderwelt

5.0 out of 5 stars Comfy, practical and sooo warm, 26 Nov 2013
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We have polished wooden floors, so I needed slippers that kept the floors unmarked and my feet warm and comfortable. These are just perfect. Very comfortable and very warm and can even be washed. The sole is non-slip and the footbed is supportive. Well made with quality materials. Friends have asked for some for Christmas!


Funeral In Berlin [DVD] [1967]
Funeral In Berlin [DVD] [1967]
Dvd ~ Michael Caine
Offered by Leisurezone
Price: 10.49

4.0 out of 5 stars A piece of history Cold War era, 22 April 2013
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Worth seeing to get the feel of Cold War era spy games. A period piece from the story by very good author Len Deighton - lots to think about as well as enjoy.


Billion Dollar Brain [DVD]
Billion Dollar Brain [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Caine
Price: 4.18

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Part of spy-film history, 22 April 2013
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This review is from: Billion Dollar Brain [DVD] (DVD)
Pre James Bond but well into the tradition upon which he built.
Story still relevant and Michael Caine always good to watch.


Tom Jones (1963)
Tom Jones (1963)
Dvd ~ Diane Cilento
Offered by Empor UK
Price: 6.23

5.0 out of 5 stars Still a great film and fun too, 22 April 2013
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First saw this centuries ago when I was 16 and loved it.
Still thoroughly enjoyable - good acting, great caste - even if the lighting etc. isn't up to today's standard.


2013 Moleskine Petit Prince Limited Edition Blue Hard Pocket 12 Month Weekly Diary
2013 Moleskine Petit Prince Limited Edition Blue Hard Pocket 12 Month Weekly Diary
Price: 14.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 22 April 2013
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Well formatted, well made, right size, and loveable. Recommended
One very happy purchaser and in the end bought for a friend too.


Zassenhaus Berlin Pepper Mill Lacquered Beechwood Dark Stained Finish 12 cm
Zassenhaus Berlin Pepper Mill Lacquered Beechwood Dark Stained Finish 12 cm
Price: 29.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 22 April 2013
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Buy this - Zassenhaus is the 'best' when it comes to pepper mills. They work wonderfully and last and last.


Zassenhaus Berlin Pepper Mill Lacquered Beechwood Natural Finish 12 cm
Zassenhaus Berlin Pepper Mill Lacquered Beechwood Natural Finish 12 cm
Price: 28.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Just very best!, 22 April 2013
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Initially bought this brand of pepper mill in Germany. Tried to get a replacement here in England and could only find other brands which turned out to be *hopeless* and worked very poorly.
I will not use anything else. This is the best!


Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir
Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir
by Tim Winton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.09

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eyes squinting and a touch of red on each shoulder, 14 May 2012
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The Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Eyres Rock, kangaroos and koalas etc. are not in Tim Winton's memoir. Nothing of any tourism spin here.
What is an Australian? An Aboriginal, an immigrant European or what precisely?
Defining self, identity and culture within landscape is complex.
Tim Winton expresses the sensation and feel, the love and fear, the narrative and the poetic beauty, by this, sharing his experience, enabling you to know him and his west Ozzie world .
Such a real feel for the physicality of Australia: a young kid coming to know his landscape and environment, deciphering the nature of the people he's growing up amongst and sensing the meanings in the relationship between people and place. Discovering himself in all 10 dimensions.
Beautifully elucidated sensations: of sand, heat, surf, ocean swimming, bare feet, of 'now' time and place, is combined with the parallel awakening to the wonder of words and language, of knowledge of other contexts and times, thoughts and experiences. And, an identity developing and being defined.
Can't recommend this highly enough. If you're planning a trip to Oz, read this first, you'll find the insights you take away from it will enlarge your travel experience greatly. If you've been to Australia, this book will spike your head with memories and sensations, replaying like a film, also perhaps, initiate the revelation of a few things you failed to come to know.
Or just read it for it's insight, beauty and poetry.

For this Aussie-Brit/Brit-Aussie, Tim Winton's memoir is magic, and treasure most precious. Read it!


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