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Spiral Draw (Klutz)
Spiral Draw (Klutz)
by Doug Stillinger
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, 10 July 2013
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Works fine, pen also, and it's great fun drawing endless patterns - easy to use, I'd recommend it for both children and adults.


Staedtler Triplus Fineliner 334 SB6G-1 Pink Desktop Box - Assorted Pastel Colours (Pack of 6)
Staedtler Triplus Fineliner 334 SB6G-1 Pink Desktop Box - Assorted Pastel Colours (Pack of 6)
Offered by Cambridge Lifestyle
Price: 6.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointed, 9 April 2013
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The colours doesn't really stand out, the grey and blue are not what I would call pastel colours.
Other than that, good quality pens.


Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils
Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils
by Ann Swan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.72

5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate and beautiful, 9 April 2013
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A very useful book - not a big book, but it concentrates on painting flowers using coloured pencils.
The author mainly uses Faber-Castell Polychromos (but also some Prismacolor) (NOT watercolour pencils!). UK based but has a useful address register for both UK and US dealers, websites etc.
I would say book is equally useful for semi-beginners and skilled artists.


Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book
Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book
by Johanna Basford
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.97

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing colouring book!, 15 Mar 2013
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Even though I am fairly skilled at drawing myself, I just love this book - inspiring, and takes me right back to my childhood. I am sure I will become totally stessfree and relaxed with it, though I can hardly bear to start colouring - it's so pretty!
A great find for a creative adult or teen - not for young children, as the drawings are very detailed.


Fifty Shades Trilogy Boxed Set
Fifty Shades Trilogy Boxed Set
by E L James
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.78

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for a submissive!, 28 Sep 2012
This trilogy is just perfect for a true submissive:
a) It is a true punishment trawling through 3 books, where almost nothing happens, apart from endless identical, and not very enticing, sex-scenes.
b) You could suggest your dom read them - he/she will soon hate them enough to hurl them through the room, and if you sit in the shooting-line, you might get yourself a few good bruises...


Wire Style: 50 Unique Jewelry Designs
Wire Style: 50 Unique Jewelry Designs
by Denise Peck
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book on wire-wrapping, 7 Jan 2011
From the previous reviews I had high hopes for this book, expecting lots of difficult(ish) projects. I am a rather disappointed.
For example, it contains no finger rings at all - which would have been great, since it can be hard to find books/tutorials on wire-wrapped rings, apart from the more easy/common styles. And no cabochon settings. It would be helpful if books like this had the "look inside" feature - so you could at least see the index.
I am fairly experienced in wire-wrapping, I think this book is more suitable for beginners (though then you would probably prefer "how-to" pictures, which it does not have).
It has some nice pictures and great ideas, but I could have gotten ideas for new designs by searching the internet. If you like chain-maille, you might find the book useful, it has quite a few projects using this technique - but in my opinion, chain-maille does not really count as wire-wrapping.
I also own Dale Armstrong's recent book on this subject and must say, if I could only buy one, it would be Armstrongs book, hands down.
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One Moment, One Morning
One Moment, One Morning
by Sarah Rayner
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!, 10 Dec 2010
3 women on the same train one morning. An accident that more or less forces all three to review - and change - their current life. This review is rather short, I simply don't know what to say except - one of the best books I've read - this year, maybe ever. If you like the TV series 'Mistresses' Mistresses - Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD], you'll love this book!


Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home
Kitchen: Recipes from the Heart of the Home
by Nigella Lawson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.00

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fabulous - the best next to 'How To Eat', 23 Sep 2010
This awesome tome has 3 parts: Kitchen Confidential, which takes you on an extensive tour around basics (food and equipment) you need in your kitchen, tips and techniques - kept in usual no fuss Nigella style; she doesn't recommend something hideously expensive out of misunderstood kitchen snobbery, even suggests alternatives to many equipments - like, you don't need a free-standing mixer, but it is handy - and of course she also mentions that it can look rather decorative on the kitchen counter - it's not Nigella for nothing! A valuable chapter for beginners and the more experienced foodie alike, and/or if you (which I suppose most of us don't) don't have her kind of money to spend. And, as she suggests - even though she can afford buying what she wants, a good bargain gives you even more pleasure! I can't agree more.
The next part, Kitchen Quandaries, is, as the title suggests, about the cooking you (need to) do even on days where the school-run, work, stress, famished family members take up too much space - what to cook when time, energy and money is tight.
Third part, Kitchen Comforts contain the sort of recipes that we all like to have to fall back on, feel-good food if you like - chicken, desserts, cakes, comforting oven-cooked dishes - and so much more.
In fact, the whole book itself is so much more - by far Nigella's best book second only to How To Eat, you could call this an illustrated How To Eat (a book I know many Nigella-fans have wanted).
Pictures are plenty and delicious, recipes contain something for everyone - children, fussy eaters, people on diet and all of us greedy eaters - and each recipe has a lot of foreword to explain basic nutrition, alternative methods, and why to do like suggested.
Best of all, each recipe has tips on make ahead and/or freeze tips, and plenty of tips on what to do with leftovers (rather appropriate in these post-recession days) - called, in true Nigella irony, 'making leftovers right'. The woman has humour, and thank you for that.
A relaxed, inspiring, you-can-do-it book - this is Nigella at her very best (and that is GOOD!!).


Dead Line
Dead Line
by Stella Rimington
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stella gets her groove back!, 25 Sep 2009
This review is from: Dead Line (Paperback)
Much better than SR's former book, Illegal Action (see my review of that one).
This one has more punch, more power.
It's nail-bitingly exciting and the characters are thoroughly and well described - and the book gives a good insight into 'spying' - however difficult it is for me as a lay-person to understand espionage and contra-espionage - I still don't get it, but that certainly is not SR's fault. Great read!!


Strangeland
Strangeland
by Tracey Emin
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.79

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and funny - the book, and Tracey herself!, 31 Mar 2009
This review is from: Strangeland (Paperback)
I guess, whether you like a biography or not, has much to do with your sympathy (or antipathy) for the person in question. That said, I didn't know much about Tracey Emin before reading this, apart from her appearances in life-style magazines etc. But - as expected - she's a very sympathetic and interesting person - the kind you'd like to know personally. She's a gift to all of us - talented, witty, honest.
The book is different from so many bio's in that it is not boringly long, but rather short and concise - still, Tracey gets around so many different aspects of her life. You really don't feel she's hiding anything from you - but despite her openness, it's still easy to respect her! :-)

Read it!


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