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Ms. Sue M. Thornton "Pennines Sue" (Littleborough, Lancashire United Kingdom)

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At Sea
At Sea
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Subtly funny, 28 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: At Sea (Kindle Edition)
This book is a slow burn, building character and story slowly: with a light, clever touch it leads the reader on an unexpected but convincing path. The characters are vivid and believable and I am already missing Lady Enid's company. It'll be read with pleasure by those who enjoyed PG Wodehouse growing up or who enjoy seeing pomposity burst with wit and cunning. Hilarious.


TeckNet@ NEW Kindle Leather Case / Cover With Multi Slots for NEW Amazon Kindle / 6 inch / 2011 generation / Book Style - Blue
TeckNet@ NEW Kindle Leather Case / Cover With Multi Slots for NEW Amazon Kindle / 6 inch / 2011 generation / Book Style - Blue

5.0 out of 5 stars How do they do it for the money?, 2 Feb. 2012
I love love love this product. I heard of someone dropping their kindle and cracking the glass so was keen to be on the safe side and get a protective cover. This is beautifully made, looks good and is very functional so that all the kindle buttons are just as easily operable as when it's not in the case. The inside flap has pockets for keeping cards, notes etc in and there is thin protective padding where needed. Opening the flap has that satisfying opening a book feel, too. V good value for money.


AA Key Guide Rome (AA Key Guides Series)
AA Key Guide Rome (AA Key Guides Series)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too many maps!, 4 April 2006
This is a reasonable general guide to Rome and fine if you want detailed night club listings, designer shops, kids' stuff and very expensive restaurants. But all this detail cuts down the space for listing the actual sights and archaeology. If these are your reasons for visiting this fantastic city, then, don't let the AA be your only guide. Each of the sections mentioned has pages of maps so they are repeated again and again throughout the book, proving, perversely, that you can have too many maps in a guide book. It also weighs a lot - a drag to carry in a handbag!


Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide (Oxford Archaeological Guides)
Rome: An Oxford Archaeological Guide (Oxford Archaeological Guides)
by Amanda Claridge
Edition: Paperback

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for Your Suitcase, 4 April 2006
If you really want to know what you're looking at when you visit Rome, this book is a must for your suitcase! It is brisk, erudite, academic but highly accessible and fascinating. The layout is useful, too, with introductions relating to the building materials and general history. I was given it for Christmas so had plenty of time to read it before we went to Rome in March for a wonderful six days. It hugely contributed to my enjoyment of this fantastic city, where there is little interpretation of the archaeology on the ground, as it were, with a complete lack of signs, identification and interpretation. You still need a tourist guide book to get you to the sites, though, as there is no overall map of the city in the book, guiding you to where stuff is on the ground now and how to find it. Thanks to this book, we visited sites off the beaten track and got far more out of our visit than we might have done.


Grow Your Own Vegetables
Grow Your Own Vegetables
by Joy Larkcom
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

215 of 218 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, readable, reassuring, sensible, 14 Feb. 2004
This is the ONLY book you need to grow vegetables of any sort. Don't bother with glossy, uninformative coffee table books, rely on this. I've been growing veg for 15 years and I always find something here I didn't know. Her experience is very wide, the information totally reliable and clear. I particularly like the VSR guide - Value for Space Rating - which gives an assessment of the return you'll get when you dedicate sometimes limited space to growing whatever crop she's describing. Ms Larkom also includes an indication of how difficult various crops are, tells you when to harvest them, makes recommendations about which ones have the best flavour and includes cooking tips! I can't imagine there's anything missing, but I'm still eagerly awaiting her new book.
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What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
by Susannah Constantine
Edition: Hardcover

23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy a magazine subscription instead., 23 Dec. 2002
This review is from: What Not To Wear (Hardcover)
What Not to Wear takes less time to "read" than a glossy monthly mag and costs six times more! Trinny & Susannah use pics of themselves as illustrations for all of the figure problems they address: trying to tell us that Trinny has a big bum is ludicrous. Genuine advice is sparse - "wear the right bra" they tell us. So, where is the advice on how to measure ourselves to makes sure we do? My mail order catalogue is more helpful! It would have been useful to include advice on how to put garments together, how to build a wardrobe for work and leisure, how to accessorise, what hair style to go for etc. Some of the advice is conflicting, too. I'm sure loads of readers will have more than one figure problem and, as usual, nothing for women over a size 16 which effectively rules out nearly 50% of the UK female population. Page after page of endlessly repeated lists of shops really made my blood boil. There is a credit for the photographer, thanking him for pics taken in a hurry - just about sums the book up. Subscribe to a glossy monthly instead and save your money!


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