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Graef 1.2 Litre Polished Stainless Steel Kettle
Graef 1.2 Litre Polished Stainless Steel Kettle

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2.0 out of 5 stars Looks great, pours terribly., 23 May 2013
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Seriously, it dribbles EVERYWHERE. I have yet to make a cup of tea without having to wipe up afterwards. Such a shame...


Foam of the Daze: (L'ecume Des Jours)
Foam of the Daze: (L'ecume Des Jours)
by Boris Vian
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.53

5.0 out of 5 stars Is it real, or does it matter?, 22 Jan 2007
This is one of a very small handful of books with a glossary and notes section at the back that actually makes the book even more of a pleasure to read.

With some of the most startling imagery and, as the forward suggests, if a word doesn't exists then Vian makes one up - it will delight and enthrall you throughout.

I had no preconceptions about Boris Vian although my knowledge of French 20th C lit. is very limited.

I thoroughly recommend this book - it is heartwarming without ever being sentimental, clever without being pompous, and funny without being patronising (although I am sure some of the humour is lost in translation - hence the exhaustive notes).


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