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Palestine
Palestine
by Joe Sacco
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.94

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An important book, 7 Oct. 2006
This review is from: Palestine (Paperback)
An outstanding, sensitive and compelling work. Be in no doubt, this is not a graphic novel. Sacco is a superb journalist who conveys the experiences of long-suffering Palesenians through remarkable illustrated interviews, but the illustrations serve simply to contextualise these harrowing true stories. If only this were required reading for the Bush administration...


Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: 17th edition
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations: 17th edition
by John Bartlett
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars by far the best, 7 Oct. 2006
Over the years I have built a collection of quotations books, and suffice it to say that Bartlett's is by far the most interesting, most comprehensive and easiest to navigate of all the competition. The navigability is a very important feature, and has been significantly improved upon previous editions. This is a critically important feature when you're trolling through nearly 1500 pages of text. The index will direct you to the exact line on the page for the quote you seek, and is organised by keyword and by author. Bartlett's makes for compulsive reading, and will render you an instant know-it-all!


A Pinch of Posh: A Beginner's Guide to Being Civilised
A Pinch of Posh: A Beginner's Guide to Being Civilised
by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
Edition: Hardcover

53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who knew Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen could be so funny?, 3 Oct. 2006
I just got this book and it is one of the most hilarious things I've read this year. It's intelligent and well-observed humour - at times outrageous, risque, or plain old silly. Mr and Mrs Llewelyn-Bowen poke fun at the old notion of class, and along the way introduce a host compulsively funny lists, puns and invented words, and provide advice on a range of subjects from the do's and don'ts of good grooming to "doing" sex. Written in short paragraphs, it's easy to dip in and dip out. Great fun.


Apples for Jam: Recipes for Life
Apples for Jam: Recipes for Life
by Tessa Kiros
Edition: Hardcover

12 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three times lucky, 3 Oct. 2006
This is the third book of Tessa Kiros' that now joins my kitchen collection. Each of Twelve, Falling Cloudberries and now Apples for Jam have provided great meals, from a stylish and collectable package. These are truly beautiful books but with fantastic recipes to back up the beauty.


Cool Camping: Sleeping, Eating, and Enjoying Life Under Canvas
Cool Camping: Sleeping, Eating, and Enjoying Life Under Canvas
by Laura James
Edition: Paperback

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last, a book for cool campers!!, 4 Jun. 2006
A fantastically stylish book packed with inspiration for making your journey into the great outdoors that little bit more beautiful, entertaining, and chic. Who says camping has to be a survivalist experience? Full of suggestions for amazing places to go, tips on how to make the most of your festival experience (and look like a rock star in the process), how to keep the kids happy on family trips, plus a whole chapter devoted to mouth-watering campfire recipes. It also includes all the basics about camping gear, camping etiquette and safety. Get outside and get this book!


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