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David Bailey; Look
David Bailey; Look
by Jackie Higgins
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.88

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pocket Sized Bailey, 28 Oct 2010
This review is from: David Bailey; Look (Hardcover)
This concise book follows the style of the other photography books in the Phaidon mini-series. it is not designed to be an encyclopedic, coffee table sized book of Bailey's works but succeeds in giving the reader a taste and overview of Bailey's style. It was enough to make me want to explore his work further without buying a huge tome.


The Good Food Guide 2011
The Good Food Guide 2011
by Elizabeth Carter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.38

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Useful Guide, 28 Oct 2010
I agree with previous reviewers that one of the positives of this book is that it contains such a wide range of restaurants. If you are practically anywhere in the country and have the book with you you will find somewhere recommended to dine. But therein lies my downside to this book. Who are the restaurants recommended by? Some of them state they are "reader recommendations" but others are just listed. Do they pay to be included in the book? My instinct is that they do, especially because there are money off vouchers in the back that can be used in some of the restaurants. I prefer a guide that is totally impartial. That said its still an excellent way to have an overview of local eateries when you're out and about and is one to keep in the car.
You can also more than make the cost of the book back if you use the £5 vouchers that are included.


Desserts: Ten Recipes
Desserts: Ten Recipes
by Michel Roux Jr
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite small but sweet, 17 Aug 2009
This review is from: Desserts: Ten Recipes (Hardcover)
I guess the clue is in the name as it really is just ten recipes. The book makes a good stocking filler or little present but is quite limited in its appeal and there are most certainly better dessert recipe books out there


The Complete Robuchon
The Complete Robuchon
by Joel Robuchon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.50

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite recipe book, 17 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Complete Robuchon (Hardcover)
This book can never decide where to live. Sometimes in my kitchen as a well thumbed bible and sometimes on my coffee table in pride of place. I love the way that the recipes are organised by ingredient and also that there are so many options for each one. For example, many recipe books would only have one or two scallop or foie gras recipes, this book has a plethora!
Whilst Robuchon is often viewed in the same league as Blumenthal, Gagnaire, Michel Roux etc, the recipes in this book are more accessible than the ones I have seen in other books. The result of this is that you actually use the book more than the others where I just look at pictures!


SanDisk 1GB ULTRA II Secure Digital Card
SanDisk 1GB ULTRA II Secure Digital Card
Offered by FLASHSUPERSTORE
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job well, reliable, 14 Aug 2009
Fast memory, in good case, does the job well (not much more you can say about a memory card!) SanDisk is still my preferred brand of memory card for reliability.


BrassaĆÆ: Paris by Night
BrassaĆÆ: Paris by Night
by Paul Morand
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.93

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars beautiful classic pictures, 14 Aug 2009
Brassai is, I suppose, the lesser known photographer in the ilk of Doisneau and Cartier Bresson. So expect lots of Parisian street shots of the rough and tumble arondissements and natural unposed images of working class Parisians going about their business. Good book consisting mainly of full page shots. Pages are printed on very matt paper which I felt led to losing a little of the clarity of shot (black seemed a little grey instead of properly black) but I think it's the best coffee table size Brassai book I have seen so still recommend it.


Extra Confessions of a Working Girl
Extra Confessions of a Working Girl
by Miss S
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun soft-core titillation, 14 Aug 2009
Essentially soft-core porn for women (but your boyfriend might nick it then claim not to have done). One of those books that you read on the bus/tube then blush a little bit because you wonder if people can tell from your face what you're reading....
All quite amusing if you like reading about dodgy "massage" parlours, escort agencies and strip clubs. If you don't then probably avoid it.


The Best of Matt 2007
The Best of Matt 2007
by Matthew Pritchett
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Christmas stocking fodder, 14 Aug 2009
This review is from: The Best of Matt 2007 (Paperback)
You know the annual trauma when you're buying presents for men and it's really difficult? If they read the Telegraph buy them this as a stocking filler (and the bonus is they do one every year so you can just repeat without using too much imagination on an annual basis)


DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Bangkok
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Bangkok
by Ron Emmons
Edition: Paperback

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice neat little guide to the main highlights of Bangkok, 14 Aug 2009
Perfect size to pop in your handbag if you don't want to be even more obvious as a tourist brandishing a big guide book than you otherwise would be in Bangkok! (boys: if you don't have a handbag that's fine, its just nice and compact, ok?!) It's definitely not the one for you if you like finding the quirky little off the beaten track places that you are under the misapprehension other visitors don't see (Buy the Rough Guide) but it does the job if you want to know what and where the main things to see and do are and have a map to endeavour not to get lost.


Marrying the Mistress
Marrying the Mistress
by Joanna Trollope
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars works as a holiday read, 14 Aug 2009
This review is from: Marrying the Mistress (Paperback)
Bought as present for mother. Good holiday type read that doesn't require too much intellectual challenge. If you're looking to occupy your mind whilst lazing by a pool; job done.


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