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One is Fun
One is Fun
by Delia Smith
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars this is such a brilliant book. I had passed on my original copy ..., 31 Mar. 2015
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this is such a brilliant book. I had passed on my original copy to my daughter, so needed to get another one, it is unique.

The recipes (as always with Delia) are spelled out very carefully and completely, and they work! and so very useful when cooking for one person. I highly recommend this to anyone cooking for one... and indeed to those cooking for more, many recipes can be adapted and scaled up.


Siduri's Net: The Cloudships of Orion Book 1
Siduri's Net: The Cloudships of Orion Book 1
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars a rattling good yarn!, 15 Mar. 2015
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written by the author of 'Fallway' (which was brilliant) this is excellent. A small 'daughter ship' and its crew are gathering minerals in deep space. There is politicking between this ship and some on board the mother ship (which works in tandem).. and politicking on board Siduri's Net, some crew members are demonstrating loyalties to the 'mother' ship by sabotage activities! and Siduri's Net is facing dangers in deep space. Great fun and rattles along at a good pace. Very enjoyable.


Mayor of MacDougal Street
Mayor of MacDougal Street
by Dave Van Ronk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.29

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and funny, insight on Dave Van Ronk's world, 5 Aug. 2014
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I am an old folkie, so I may be prejudiced. But this was a lovely, honest, and funny, insight on Dave Van Ronk's world, especially in the late 50's, early 60's, when he was making his way as a musician (folk, jazz, blues) in New York. A very moving introduction fills in some of the gaps, left by his dying before his story-telling was completed. Elijah Wald worked collaboratively with Van Ronk, and it feels as if Van Ronk's voice shines through. No pretension, lots of honesty, and an interesting overview into a fascinating time.


Seychelle Collection Boxed Set Books 1-4 (Seychelle Sullivan Suspense)
Seychelle Collection Boxed Set Books 1-4 (Seychelle Sullivan Suspense)
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars great sea adventure stories in a compendium, 4 Mar. 2014
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These are 4 splendid adventures, which sound really authentic (in terms of dealing with sailing, bad weather etc). I love the heroine, very hard-working, very feisty, they are gripping novels, and easy to get caught up in. Get away from it all, by going to sea with a tug boat captain!


Easy Peasy: Real Cooking For Kids Who Want To Eat: Real Food For Kids Who Want to Cook
Easy Peasy: Real Cooking For Kids Who Want To Eat: Real Food For Kids Who Want to Cook
by Mary Contini
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars good for children but excellent for adults too!, 17 Sept. 2013
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I bought this intending to cook with the grandchildren - which indeed I did, and the recipes are fine for children to follow. However, an unexpected bonus is how easy and enticing it is for adults to pick up and follow too! The recipes are truly 'easy peasy'. The titles of the dishes are good fun too. It is really encouraging to find recipes for good, simple, tasty meals, I loved it.


Edinburgh's Colonies
Edinburgh's Colonies
by Richard Rodger
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Edinburgh's Colonies' is a such a great book, 23 Jun. 2013
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I live in Edinburgh and adore our Colonies (enclaves of rows of delightful houses, in various parts of the city.) I found this book an absorbing read, about the history of this unique housing - originally created, with support from public figures, as decent, cheapish-to-buy housing for working people, in response to the appalling housing conditions in Edinburgh in the mid 1800's. I re-read the book several times, and looked at the excellent photos at least 50 times! The story dwindles, as the impetus for this unique building programme dwindled, but it's a great read, and includes lots of relevant facts (e.g. occupations of some owners, in some areas) without ever becoming tedious to me (a non-academic). It is a very special book.


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5.0 out of 5 stars lovely gentle poster, very like the picture on Amazon!, 17 Mar. 2013
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This is a very tranquil picture, lovely trees, sweet cottage glimpsed through the trees. The reproduction is good, and the poster is as described (e.g. size is fairly small, of dimensions described). Berthe Morisot was an impressionist, and I like her pictures, generally, and think this one is very special.


Walking Through Scotland's History (Scotland's Past in Action)
Walking Through Scotland's History (Scotland's Past in Action)
by Ian Mitchell
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful mix of stories about walkers' lives down the centuries in Scotland, 13 Jan. 2013
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The style was fine, not distracting with too many adjectives! but with enough to sketch in stories. I loved the variety of stories - people walking many many miles to seek work; pilgrims, right up to the present day. I think it is an easy way to absorb history! and a wonderful style.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful poster beautifully reproduced, 13 Jan. 2013
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the colours especially are just as in the (small) picture on the Amazon website. i.e. very faithfully reproduced. It is all as described - the size; great condition of the strong card; excellent packaging in a lovely tube. I love it.


Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny
Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny
by Nile Rodgers
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars insightful, funny and fast-moving, 16 July 2012
this autobiography of such a talented musician is really funny. I had feared it would plod along, but from the first pages it dashes along, truthfully, (I think), proud and loving about his challenging upbringing, and full of jokes and joy. It's quite uplifting to read it.


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