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Nobody Knew She Was There
Nobody Knew She Was There
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tender, angry, beautiful song, 28 Feb. 2014
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Tender yet angry song with a beautiful haunting melody. It's personal (based on his mother) but makes a pertinent political point about the unseen army of women who clean our large buildings.


Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux Book 17)
Swan Peak (Dave Robicheaux Book 17)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but not his best, 1 Nov. 2013
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After his excellent last novel set in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina this one is a bit of a disappointment. It's a perfectly good read but doesn't have the same feel of place and culture as his best work normally does.


The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

4.0 out of 5 stars Funny tall tale, 18 Mar. 2013
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At first I wasn't sure about this book. It seemed too picaresque but as the travelling circus built up and the historical coincidences unravelled I found it funny and enjoyable.


Winter in Madrid
Winter in Madrid
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but ultimately unsatisfying, 18 Mar. 2013
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An interesting setting -post civil war Madrid- for a story that could/should have been more enjoyable. This is Alan Furst territory but the characters were too one dimensional, the plot a bit obvious and the final explanatory chapter about what happened to the main characters was an inelegant addition. If you like this kind of story then Furst does it it much better.


Capital
Capital
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4.0 out of 5 stars Just like a street I know..., 18 Mar. 2013
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A witty portrait of the inhabitants of a gentrifying south London street that captures the zeitgeist of the capital today.


WMA Blue Amazon Kindle Waterproof Case Cover Protective Bag Pouch
WMA Blue Amazon Kindle Waterproof Case Cover Protective Bag Pouch

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good so far, 27 Feb. 2013
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Pleased with this very cheap solution to the problem of reading my kindle in the bath. Have not tested it in any very demanding circumstances but it allows me to read the kindle safely in the bath which I must have daily for health reasons. The access to the on/off switch is bit fiddly but at this price one can't really complain. I've not dropped it in the bath yet so the only test it has had is the odd splash. Summertime in a holiday villa pool will be a greater test. So far so good.


The Auvergne (Pathmaster Guides)
The Auvergne (Pathmaster Guides)
by Maurice Turner
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Good English language walk guide., 27 Sept. 2011
Good collection of walks suitable for any reasonably fit folks. We found the written instructions for each walk to be extremely detailed and accurate. Plenty of info about sights and sites on the way. A bit out of date now as far as some of the official GRs and PRs are concerned but the best I've come across in English for the area.


Bad Food Britain: How A Nation Ruined Its Appetite
Bad Food Britain: How A Nation Ruined Its Appetite
by Joanna Blythman
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A reality check on the "foodie revolution"., 21 Jun. 2006
If you're thinking "Oh no, not another book telling me what to eat!" then breathe easy. Joanna Blythman's targets are not parents struggling against a flood of junk food adverts on kids TV. She doesn't try to make you feel guilty for not being part of the "foodie revolution"

This book shatters the myths built by our processed food industry, the supermarkets and the chattering classes. It takes apart the claims that we are now a nation of foodies enjoying exquisite meals and dining at world-class British restaurants. It's full of frightening facts - did you know that four times the amount is spent on feeding an army dog than is spent on the ingredients for a primary child's school meal? It shows how debased our food culture in Britain has become, who's to blame for it and how we can start to sort it out.

Read it. Get angry and do something about it.


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