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Kitchen Garden Estate: Self-sufficiency Inspired by Country Estates of the Past
Kitchen Garden Estate: Self-sufficiency Inspired by Country Estates of the Past
by Helene Gammack
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An abundance of interesting facts., 1 May 2013
Kitchen Garden Estate provides an abundance of information on the traditional methods of food production on large country estates with fascinating detail about what went on in brew houses, potagers, dairies and dovecotes, to mention just a few sections. Unusual recipes such as Medlar jelly, Lady Wentworth's quaking pudding no.2 and how to make your own beeswax polish, are sprinkled throughout along with beautiful photographs and illustrations.
Elegantly designed and written with great enthusiasm and attention to detail, this is a book to keep on dipping into........as I have. A perfect present to give or receive.


The Oxford Treasury of Fairy Tales
The Oxford Treasury of Fairy Tales
by Geraldine McCaughrean
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful blend of familiarity and freshness., 1 Dec 2010
One of Geraldine McCaughrean's many talents is to put familiar words together in a way that feels fresh and new - even though many of these stories are old favorites. The combination of much loved and less well known fairy tales results in a book to keep you going back to read and re read.

Sophy Williams' pastel illustrations are evocative and beautiful with some of the best ones hidden well inside the book. Each of the 20 stories has it's own colour scheme and the book feels substantial and well produced. My children love it.
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The Egg
The Egg
by M. P. Robertson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars George learns how to look after a dragon., 1 Dec 2010
This review is from: The Egg (Paperback)
My two boys love this book - it has swords and knights helmets but ultimately it's about learning to care for a fellow creature - perfect bedtime reading for young boys and girls. The pictures are brilliantly composed, expertly painted and and full of character and humour. Definitely a favorite and the best thing is that there are three more in the series!


Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
by Andrew Donkin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's A Hit., 17 Oct 2007
Inspired by Oein Colfer's highly entertaining talk at Bath Literary Festival, I bought this book for my sons, one severely dyslexic aged 13 and the other a prolific reader aged 10. Result....... punch up over who got to read it first.
I suppose this means it's a hit!


Big Brave Brian
Big Brave Brian
by M. P. Robertson
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The kids loved it!, 1 Oct 2007
This review is from: Big Brave Brian (Hardcover)
My children loved this book - they couldn't wait to turn the pages and find out what else Big Brave Brian isn't afraid of. And they totally agreed with the one thing he really is afraid of! Hilarious. All little children will enjoy this book The illustrations are fantastic.
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Game Boy Reloaded
Game Boy Reloaded
by Alan Durant
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dyslexic reads book!, 23 Feb 2006
This review is from: Game Boy Reloaded (Paperback)
Bit of a strange review as I haven't read the book myself.This is significant however, as my 11 year old dyslexic son has just finished it - the first book he has ever read from cover to cover. The reading level wasn't too challenging and yet the plot was interesting enough to capture his imagination and the language not too babyish. This is rare in childrens books, especially for boys.A big thank you to Alan Durant. We will be getting Gameboy Reloaded next.


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