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Peaches for Monsieur le Curé
Peaches for Monsieur le Curé
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5.0 out of 5 stars Twists and turns. Magnifique, 9 Aug 2014
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This book will make you want to root out your battered copy of Chocolat to remind yourself about the principal characters. But this is so much more, intertwining immigrant life with the established customs in the little river village. It's also not all sweetness and peaches with a sinister, malevolent undertone.

Read it. Love it. I did...


The First Last Kiss
The First Last Kiss
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5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly heart wrenching, 22 July 2014
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This book starts as a tale of boy meets girl, girl hates boy and runs screaming in the opposite direction. It could be a pile of fluff but as you progress, layer by layer, it becomes a gripping tale of love.

I won't spoil the book but all I will say is that you shouldn't read the end in public as you will probably cry your eyes out. I'm still teary thinking about it and people I love. You'll know what I mean when you finish it too.


French Leave
French Leave
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5.0 out of 5 stars A salutary tale of emigration, 23 April 2014
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This review is from: French Leave (Kindle Edition)
This is a great insight into the real life experience of giving it all up and moving away. It seems so simple when you're on holiday but the reality of life abroad is a lot different. Different language, different rules, different attitudes and it's you who has to adapt. A must read for anybody planning to take the plunge and start a new life abroad.


The One Plus One
The One Plus One
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another must-read Moyes, 18 Mar 2014
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This review is from: The One Plus One (Kindle Edition)
I didn't think Jojo Moyes could top Me Before You but I was wrong. This was such a wonderful story tying two different worlds and I demand a sequel now!


Lilly's Dream Deli
Lilly's Dream Deli
by Lilly Higgins
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Cafe Culture Lovers, 11 Jan 2014
This review is from: Lilly's Dream Deli (Hardcover)
Dream Deli is the second book by Cork food writer Lilly Higgins. I loved her first book Make, Bake, Love which was a huge bestseller (her peanut butter cookies are phenomenal) and Dream Deli is a worthy rival. Lilly is a great natural writer and her recipes are always a treat to recreate at home.


Like Mam Used To Bake
Like Mam Used To Bake
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Perfect Baking Bible, 11 Jan 2014
Like Mam Used To Bake is the title of Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell's first book. It's a fitting tribute to her beloved Mum who inspired her love of baking. The book is crammed with well written recipes for all types of bakes from basic breads to delicious afternoon tea treats. There's even a whole section on Christmas so it's a perfect gift at any time of year.


The Irish Beef Book
The Irish Beef Book
by Pat Whelan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

5.0 out of 5 stars All You Ever Wanted to Know About Beef (but were afraid to ask...), 11 Jan 2014
This review is from: The Irish Beef Book (Hardcover)
The Irish Beef Book by master butcher Pat Whelan and journalist Katy McGuinness is truly a compendium of all things meat. This is actually Pat's second book and it details his love affair with meat. I found it to be elegant, respectful and deeply informative. It treats meat with reverence and is above all, an education. No longer will you have to opt for plastic supermarket trays of chicken, reading this will inspire you into buying forgotten cuts and creating memorable meals. This is a book that I will treasure.


Food from an Irish Garden: The Good Life at Hunters Lodge
Food from an Irish Garden: The Good Life at Hunters Lodge
by Fiona Dillon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.89

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5.0 out of 5 stars For Lovers of The Good Life, 10 Jan 2014
I mean the TV series, not people who want to drip in diamonds... Fiona Dillon is a former city slicker who settled into the tranquil Irish countryside and started a journey into self-sufficiency. She knew nothing about growing food, rearing animals or any of the skills that makes one self-sufficient. But she learned. This book documents her journey and should inspire and encourage you to do at least one thing at home: whether it's growing your own herbs or keeping hens, you can do it. Food From An Irish Garden : The Good Life at Hunters Lodge is a must have book.


Silver Bay
Silver Bay
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tough to crack but a gem underneath, 25 Nov 2013
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At first I wasn't sure if I was going to stick with the book but I like a challenge and it developed into a wonderful story


Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Don't Want To Miss A Thing
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun, 20 Nov 2013
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Another great read from Jill Mansell. I loved it to bits (as usual...) Can't wait for the next one @jillmansell


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