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TopGourmet Cilio Capri Pepper Mill Stainless Steel Zebrano Wood Veneer Brown 20 cm
TopGourmet Cilio Capri Pepper Mill Stainless Steel Zebrano Wood Veneer Brown 20 cm

5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the best, 7 Dec 2012
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If you want a pepper grinder that grinds faultlessly (on any setting - coarse or fine), look no further. It looks the business too. Beautiful, solid engineering.


Red Plenty
Red Plenty
by Francis Spufford
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.59

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating, unusual and brilliant, 21 Oct 2010
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This review is from: Red Plenty (Hardcover)
This is one of the oddest, most surprising and most enchanting books I have ever read. Spufford insists that his work is not a novel, but it is. And it is a beautifully and brilliantly written novel which really ought to win (or at the very least be shortlisted for) a Booker prize. It's a serious cut above most current literary fiction in terms of the quality of its prose, and the characters (particularly the real ones) are deftly and expertly drawn. You will learn a great deal from reading this book, so packed is it with political history and economics and science, all seamlessly woven into the story. And because you are learning as you read, you are forced to think and reflect and wonder as you read. All of which makes this a book to be read in small, immensely pleasurable doses (I took mine twice daily on the tube) rather than in a single, marathon gulp. My advice would be to spin out the enjoyment as long as you can. My world feels empty and grey now that I have reached the end.


The Weekend Novelist: A Dynamic 52-week Programme to Help You Produce a Finished Novel .........One Weekend at a Time
The Weekend Novelist: A Dynamic 52-week Programme to Help You Produce a Finished Novel .........One Weekend at a Time
by Robert J. Ray
Edition: Paperback
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gift for the weekend (and late night) writer, 8 May 2009
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This is perhaps the most helpful and motivating book I have read on how to get the first draft of a novel out of the unconscious and onto the page. Specifically aimed at those with little time to write, this book will help to ensure that not a moment of writing time is wasted. And, unlike so many 'how to' books on writing, this one is intelligently written.


Becoming A Writer
Becoming A Writer
by Dorothea Brande
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for all new (and old) writers, 8 May 2009
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This is the single most valuable, and important source of advice on writing that money can buy. Brande's book is ageless, and will serve you well througout your career. A quiet masterpiece.


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