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Hummus Bros. Levantine Kitchen: Delicious, Healthy Recipes Inspired by the Ancient Mediterranean
Hummus Bros. Levantine Kitchen: Delicious, Healthy Recipes Inspired by the Ancient Mediterranean
by Hummus Bros. Levantine Kitchen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic little book, 28 Dec. 2014
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A great little book that has you rushing to the kitchen to make hummus. It is informative with a quirky Levantine twist from two young entrepreneurs that hail from the middle east.
If you always wanted to make hummus, then this is a must have little tome offering lots of different recipes along with excellent accompaniments. At just £3.96 from the Book People bought through Amazon, this fanatic little book will become a regular reference in the kitchen.


Turquerie: An Eighteenth-Century European Fantasy
Turquerie: An Eighteenth-Century European Fantasy
by Haydn Williams
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £31.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A truly wonderful and informative book, 28 Dec. 2014
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This glorious and long awaited book is compulsive reading, the informative text and remarkable colour photography will have you entranced. This is one of those books you will come back to again and again for reference.
During the eighteenth century, almost the whole of europe was taken with this decorative style known as Turquerie and it takes it's rightful place along with other better known styles such as chinoiserie, rococo and baroque.
Any one interested in interior decorating, history, architecture, fabrics, jewellery, clothing and just general style, should make this book a must for their reading collection.


Decadent Desserts: Recipes from Château Vaux-le-Vicomte: Recipes from Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte
Decadent Desserts: Recipes from Château Vaux-le-Vicomte: Recipes from Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte
by Cristina de Vogüé
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.69

5.0 out of 5 stars A, 28 Dec. 2014
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It is an interesting book combining the architectural history of Vaux-le-Vicomte with spectacular interior photographs and a collection of rather curious recipes, some obviously very old and rather quirky by todays standards. It is a book that I am glad that I purchased as with almost all recipe books, there is at least two or three that can be successfully achieved in ones own kitchen that are different enough to have your guests delighted. All in all I recommend this as one of those books that is interesting and offers more than just recipes and cooking tips, it is an opener to the history of this remarkable Chateau.


Hard Choices
Hard Choices
by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.40

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN EXCELLENT READ WITH FASCINATING DETAIL, 10 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Hard Choices (Hardcover)
This book is an excellent read with truly fascinating detail, some of which is slightly nail biting, particularly the part of the book concerned with the assassination of Bin Ladin, which as Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, along with President Obama had sanctioned.

Hilary Clinton's time as Secretary of State was a turbulent time in the world and this powerful woman steered herself easily through it all, which stands her in good stead to run in the forth coming 2016 Presidential elections in America and hopefully, win and be elected President.

The book is clear, concise and well written, it runs at a gripping pace and in parts, you could be reading a film script for a political thriller.

Overall, it is an excellent American and worldwide PR job and shows Hilary Clinton in the best possible light as the most capable person to be the 45th President of the United States.


12 Weck Jar Stainless Steel Clips / Clamps - suitable for 6 jars
12 Weck Jar Stainless Steel Clips / Clamps - suitable for 6 jars
Offered by Amazing Child Montessori
Price: £5.40

5.0 out of 5 stars A REQUIRED ITEM, 30 July 2013
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These are the clips that you need to fit the glass lids onto the Werk jars. You are offered the choice when ordering the jars to order the package of clips and rubber rings.
They work well and are a must if you intend to use the lids.
Everything about Werk products seems to be exemplary, which has to be down to the German design and quality manufacturing.


Gardener Cook
Gardener Cook
by Christopher Lloyd
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A DISAPPOINTING READ, 30 July 2013
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I was filled with anticipation when ordering this book as I thought that it would be filled with really useful, unusual and original recipes but when the book arrived, flicking through I immediately saw that there was little that was original and quite a lot of recipes seemed to have been directly lifted from Sofie or Jane Grigson books.
I imagined that I would find truly original recipes, the kind that you hear about being served in the great houses of England, alas, not so, I think Christopher Lloyd would empty a can of minced beef and onion and combine it with tinned macaroni cheese, sprinkle some cheddar on the top, put under the grill and present that to his guests!
I think he probably found it difficult to leave the nursery.
This isn't a very inspiring book least of all to cooks, so I would recommend passing on this.


Right Here
Right Here
Offered by CD-Blitzversand
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SONG, 30 July 2013
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This review is from: Right Here (Audio CD)
A really memorable nostalgic song for me bringing back a very happy period, the CD has great mixes that I had never heard before and I recommend getting this to download the mixes.
As is often the case, some of the mixes that are on CD's are never available on downloads!


Draper 14283 320 mm 360-Degree Blade Garden Shears
Draper 14283 320 mm 360-Degree Blade Garden Shears
Offered by Hot Plant Company
Price: £9.71

3.0 out of 5 stars A BIT DISAPPOINTED, 30 July 2013
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These were a replacement purchased because the previous pair that I inherited off the old Dad had finally given up after several years of punishing service.
After only a few weeks I can see that these will probably not last the course as they are already becoming 'loose' and not cutting as they first did. They look very smart with a super stylish tweaked design but I fear it is all style and they seem to be made of more plastic than the previous model. You are unable to adjust the cut of the blades and I fear that the plastic will probably snap at some point.
For trimming neatly only the finest, neatest grass edging ( golf course putting green ) they will be good but for an uneven edge and the odd couch grass they struggle! It's a great pity because if they were manufactured using better quality materials they would last.


SET OF SIX 580ml Weck Jars. German Made Classic Design. Model 742.
SET OF SIX 580ml Weck Jars. German Made Classic Design. Model 742.
Offered by Amazing Child Montessori
Price: £24.00

5.0 out of 5 stars THE PERFECT GLASS FOOD CONTAINERS, 30 July 2013
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Bless clever Amazon for making them available here!
What is really good is that they look smart enough ( such is the quality of design and glass manufacture ) to be taken to table with a dessert or a starter in them. The lids fit well and it is sensible to get the lids when ordering ( You are given the option to get lids, rubber seals and clips in a package )
I imagine they would make perfect, original gifts filled with homemade pate, jams, chutneys etc. I serve the smaller size to my guests with pate as a starter and they seem to love having their own little container with lid. On every occasion, my guests want to know where I got them.
This company makes a very useful range of high quality, practical storage containers that are good enough for table use.
I can highly recommended these products.


SET OF SIX 370ml Weck Jars. German Made Classic Design. Model 741
SET OF SIX 370ml Weck Jars. German Made Classic Design. Model 741
Offered by Amazing Child Montessori
Price: £22.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT TO USE FOR ANYTHING, 30 July 2013
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These are those marvellous jars that you often see on cooking programmes used by trendy super chefs. I had only ever seen them on the Williams Sonoma American website and didn't think you could get them here in the UK.
Bless clever Amazon for making them available here!
What is really good is that they look smart enough ( such is the quality of design and glass manufacture ) to be taken to table with a dessert or a starter in them. The lids fit well and it is sensible to get the lids when ordering ( You are given the option to get lids, rubber seals and clips in a package )
I imagine they would make perfect, original gifts filled with homemade pate, jams, chutneys etc. I serve the smaller size to my guests with pate as a starter and they seem to love having their own little container with lid. On every occasion, my guests want to know where I got them.
This company makes a very useful range of high quality, practical storage containers that are good enough for table use.
I can highly recommended these products.


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