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Indulge: 100 Perfect Desserts
Indulge: 100 Perfect Desserts
by Claire Clark
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 10 Aug 2013
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There are a whole bunch of really nice recipe ideas in this book and it's beautifully presented. Definitely worth 10.


Sweet Miniatures: The Art of Making Bite-size Desserts
Sweet Miniatures: The Art of Making Bite-size Desserts
by Flo Braker
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.75

2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspiring, 10 Aug 2013
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A lot of the recipes seem like the kind of drab biscuits, pastries and tray bakes you'd see in the background at some summer fate in a low budget TV drama from the 90s. The recipes in this book are those of a competent cook, but they're nothing special or artistic and certainly aren't going to "whisk family and friends away on an exotic mouthwatering journey" as the back of the book claims.


Chef'n Freshforce Citrus Juicer Lime Colour
Chef'n Freshforce Citrus Juicer Lime Colour
Offered by Gimmick World
Price: 25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful and robust, 10 Aug 2013
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Based on how ridiculous these things look and having only really ever seen them used in awful cocktail bars before, I was skeptical of buying one. It does make juicing citrus fruit much easier though and I'm glad I bought one.


SAGAFORM HAMBURGER / BURGER PRESS - SINGLE
SAGAFORM HAMBURGER / BURGER PRESS - SINGLE
Offered by Flamingo Town
Price: 7.18

4.0 out of 5 stars Easy and quick to use, 10 Aug 2013
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Quickly and easily makes burgers. Would probably have preferred it without the ridges in the bottom though, since this means you can't place a wax disc in the base before you press a burger.


Vergers De Gascogne Cherries with Kirsch 210 g
Vergers De Gascogne Cherries with Kirsch 210 g

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Flavourless and Mushy, 10 Aug 2013
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The liquid they come in is hardly kirsch. It's a 4.5% watery liquid that doesn't taste of much. The cherries themselves are flavorless and mushy. Definitely wouldn't buy again.


The Algorithm Design Manual
The Algorithm Design Manual
by Steven S Skiena
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 41.39

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Quite Superficial, 8 July 2010
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This book gives an extremely wordy yet superficial explanation of a lot of algorithms, it goes to great lengths to describe the problem but doesn't really go into enough depth on anything but the basics to be immediately useful in formulating a solution. I know this has quite a few good reviews, so I guess people have found it useful, but personally I would say wikipedia is a much better source for information about a lot of the things discussed in this book, both in terms of depth of information and succinctness. The book is useful as an index into the wider world of algorithms but quite why it took the author 700 pages to achieve this is beyond me.


World War II Frontline Command
World War II Frontline Command

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a good game at all, 5 Sep 2003
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Having now played this game I would find it hard to justify paying 5 for it let alone over 20.
The graphics for this game aren't particularly great, with the graphics on their highest setting the game is slow and pain rather than pleasure to play. With the graphics on their lowest setting the game is still slow and still a pain to play.
And when the graphics are on their highest setting they're rubbish.
The game freezes for about 10 seconds at a time through out which makes for an annoying experience.
My PC spec is:
1.7GHz Pentium 4
640MB RAM
Geforce 2 MX400
Graphics and speed problems aside the game is still rubbish, it's about as strategic as accidently walking into a lamp post, the missions are boring and there's not much variety between them, you do pretty much the same thing in all of them.
The only thing I found this game good for was the CD being a coffee mug mat.


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