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Afternoon Tea at Home Made Simple
Afternoon Tea at Home Made Simple
by Giuliana Orme
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great gift book, 5 Sep 2012
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I bought this book as a gift for a young woman whose second language is English. he loves English cakes and scones. It has good, clear print, bright pictures and a wide selection of traditional goodies. It's not too detailed in its description of historical background, more straightforward in its approach. I would buy it again as a gift for a keen baker.


Acctim 14247 Travelmate Alarm Clock, Silver
Acctim 14247 Travelmate Alarm Clock, Silver
Offered by KG Homewares
Price: £10.96

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Travelling alarm clock, 5 Sep 2012
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This clock is well designed, light as a feather and very tactile. The numerals are very big and the light makes them clear in the dark. The alarm is persistent, although not very loud, and it has a snooze function. It doesn't have a 24 hour clock, so I had to play for a while in order to be sure that the alarm was actually set for 7am and not 7pm. However,I think it was excellent value for money and very useful.


Balsa Wood - Blocks 445mm long
Balsa Wood - Blocks 445mm long
Offered by Fred Aldous Ltd
Price: £6.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Balsa wood, 5 Sep 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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The balsa wood packs were delivered very quickly. The wood was exactly as described and in excellent condition. It was sent to Portugal, I believe from America(?) so the postage was expensive, but we coudn't find any other. It's not really a toy, but we scoured modelling and toy sections to find it. Used sensibly, it will last a long time.


Arabella Boxer's Book of English Food: A Rediscovery of British Food From Before the War
Arabella Boxer's Book of English Food: A Rediscovery of British Food From Before the War
by Lady Arabella Boxer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.00

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A no-nonsense book, 5 Sep 2012
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This book is informative and well thought out. It contains lots of good recipes which are simple to make and filling for the family, with lots of old favourites in all categories. No fancy full-page pictures, but the sections contain information about the reasons behind the recipes, giving a good description of the life of the times. Anyone who enjoyed the Victorian Garden and the Victorian Kitchen will find it fascinating as well as practical.


Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Letters
by Brian Froud
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars For a friend, 16 Jan 2012
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This was a Christmas present for a friend. I was unable to find the Pressed Fairy Annual (Diary?) which I know, so sent this instead. My friend has an incredibly extensive library, but had never seen this, so I was in luck. It is a very strange and amusing book, well worth a look for anyone who enjoys the unusual. It is beautifully illustrated and presented. Well worth the money.


Gruesome Guides: London (Horrible Histories)
Gruesome Guides: London (Horrible Histories)
by Terry Deary
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great news for teachers, 16 Jan 2012
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As with all this series, this book is enjoyable for the adult first, the children second. It is written on several levels. Children see the facts, bright youngsters see the double meanings, and adults see the hidden implications. As a committed non-history fan, I wish I could afford to buy them all!


Short!: A Book of Very Short Stories
Short!: A Book of Very Short Stories
by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short and intriguing, 16 Jan 2012
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I bought this book to help me to teach foreign youngsters, and its stories are just the right length to read and discuss. Many are amusing, some are scarey. I wouldn't use this for bedtime stories!


The Wedding Ghost
The Wedding Ghost
by Leon Garfield
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Spooky, 16 Jan 2012
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I bought this book for older children who enjoy a good spooky story. It's based on an old folk tale and the illustrations are excellent. It's probably best appreciated by girls as a gift, but boys would enjoy it as a story. It gives lots of scope for discussion about feelings and sensations.


Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Body Lotion 250 ml
Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Body Lotion 250 ml

5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas gift., 16 Jan 2012
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This was bought for a friend with other Crabtree and Evelyn products, to make a hamper. The products are lovely but too strong smelling for my taste. However, the recipient loves rose perfume and was delighted. Not cheap, but wonderful for the right person.


At Their Best - The Dubliners
At Their Best - The Dubliners
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long-term fan., 16 Jan 2012
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I have been listening to the original Dubliners for more years than I can remember, but I still put them on when doing chores. There is a good selection, although of course no selection can include everything. It adds greatly to my extensive collection, valuable for the odd songs which are not usually on the "best of" collections. Promptly delivered and in good condition.


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