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Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia
Honey from a Weed: Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia
by Patience Gray
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.85

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a history of food in the Med and europe, 28 Feb 2009
I bought this book some years ago,as well as giving recipes it gives a history of food.The book really covers material that Elizabeth David does but in greater depth I found it to be very interesting and informative and would recommend it to anyone interested in the origins of fasting and feasting and in the way food is cooked in the Mediterranean area. The book is mmore about why food is cooked than specific recipes. Strongly recommended.


The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day
The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day
by Claudia Roden
Edition: Paperback
Price: 17.00

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book,much more than just a cookbook., 25 Dec 2001
Ihave read most of Ms Rodens books and this is the best yet.Her style of writing is so interesting,no glitz,just an extremely informative guide not only to Jewish cooking but also the history and reasons why the dietary laws were laid down.It is also a very good read.I now cook from it all the time.


Spy Tapestry
Spy Tapestry
by Rodger Morro
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT, 2 Aug 2001
This review is from: Spy Tapestry (Hardcover)
Very well written story of espionage in latter stages of WW2.Gives a fresh slant to spy stories,all the agents are women, he has a very good understanding of women which I envy.The hero,Sgt Marlowe is a very clever man in that he creates a self supporting spy ring.Story is a bit long but is the best spy story I,ve read in years.


Spy Tapestry
Spy Tapestry
by Rodger Morro
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT, 2 Aug 2001
This review is from: Spy Tapestry (Hardcover)
Very well written story of espionage in latter stages of WW2.Gives a fresh slant to spy stories,all the agents are women, he has a very good understanding of women which I envy.The hero,Sgt Marlowe is a very clever man in that he creates a self supporting spy ring.Story is a bit long but is the best spy story I,ve read in years.


Moon Music
Moon Music
by Faye Kellerman
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish, 28 May 2001
This review is from: Moon Music (Paperback)
The author writes excellent detective stories with a Jewish slant,this book can only have been a momentary aberration as it is completely unbelievable,the basic premise is ludicrous being that exposure to nuclear radiation leads to a kind of vampiric transformation.I can only hope that she resumes her Rina Lazarus stories and leaves the Science Fantasy to people who have the vaguest notion of their subject


Whistler's Angel
Whistler's Angel
by John R. Maxim
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars promises more than it delivers, 11 May 2001
This review is from: Whistler's Angel (Hardcover)
This is not a bad book but promises to reintroduce Bannermans group which it doesn.t do ,they are only mentioned in passing.It may be worth reading in paperback but isnt worth the hardback cost.The story line is very unlikely with a girl in her mid twenties killing a man by throwing a table knife and piercing his skull being the general type of thing.


The Bannerman Effect (Bannerman Novels)
The Bannerman Effect (Bannerman Novels)
by John R. Maxim
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars well plotted thriller, 8 May 2001
this book is titled Leskos ghost in UK,is the first of a series which ends with Bannermans promise which was previously issued as Matter of Honour.The book is the story of a group of killers who work for various governments under the leader ship of Paul Bannerman aka Mamas Boy.He decides to retire them to a small town ,Westport in Connnecticut.They are a mixed bunch of Socio paths and Psychopaths and for some reason Maxim makes them Sympethetique,one actually grows to see them as ,if not appealling,at least as neccessary perhaps a sad reflection on the times or maybe just on your reviewer.


Sacajawea (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
Sacajawea (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
by Anna Lee Waldo
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 5.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very well written with a lot of research, 5 May 2001
I first read this book when it first appeared,the Author is very knowledgeable and would appear to be a native American.The story is a novelized version of historical fact and gives a very good view of life at the time in the U.S the geographic details and the racism of the time come through as does the way in which the native Americans coexisted with nature.I can strongly recommend this book to anyone desirous of learning about American history and life among the Indian tribes it is also a love story.Buy itand enjoy it as I did.You will even learn something as I did.


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