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Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Price: 4.31

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Desperately depressing and scary book - compulsive reading for all that., 2 May 2013
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If this book doesn't get you scanning the nutritional information on just about every foodstuff you buy then nothing will. It charts how the industry goes about producing its processed food; how it packs them with salt, sugar and fat to boost the taste and shelf-life.

But it's our fault as well, the healthier products they create just don't sell.


Britain and the EU: In or Out?
Britain and the EU: In or Out?
Price: 1.99

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars One-eyed and lacking in economic analysis, 2 May 2013
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Bought this in the hope that it might contain succinct analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of remaining in the EU. But there is none.

It confines itself to a description of the politics which is both dull and unhelpful. It does not help that there is little sense of journalistic balance - all the pieces are written by admittedly pro-inclusion journalists.

It cost me less than a quid; even so it was shockingly poor value.
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Secrets of the Conqueror: The Untold Story of Britain's Most Famous Submarine
Secrets of the Conqueror: The Untold Story of Britain's Most Famous Submarine
Price: 5.39

22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, pity about the one-eyed detour halfway through, 15 Oct 2012
An utterly fascinating book about the UK submarine which sunk the Belgrano but also snaffled a Soviet towed sonar array from behind an unsuspecting Polish 'trawler'. Not much of the Belgrano stuff is earth-shatteringly new but it is both detailed and well-written.

What was very new, at least to me, was the towed array larceny which seems close to impossible but which apparently did happen.

It's a pity that the description of the two major events sandwich a seemingly-endless rehash of the debate about where the Belgrano was sailing when she was torpedoed told in a one-eyed, utterly judgmental way. Could have been written by Tam Dalyell.


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