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Nora Webster
Nora Webster
by Colm Tóibín
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 6 Nov. 2014
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A good read, evocative of time and place and one of those novels to get lost in. Toibin's characters are always well drawn and believable and this is no exception.

Shame about the poor quality of book production though: glued spine that will soon break, cheap acidic paper that will brown very quickly.


Drink Me Chai - Vanilla Chai Latte (250g)
Drink Me Chai - Vanilla Chai Latte (250g)
Offered by Blue Herbs
Price: £4.69

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sugar with a hint of chai..., 23 Aug. 2014
I thought I'd try this after enjoying the flavour of 'real' chai tea from various continental cafes. This one is incredibly sweet and sickly - on checking the ingredients (too late after I bought it!), it has 12 grams of sugar in every 20 gram serving. Almost three teaspoons of sugar per cup!

So if you like very sweet hot drinks you might enjoy this, but otherwise steer clear.


Jonathan Creek - Series 5 [DVD]
Jonathan Creek - Series 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alan Davies
Price: £6.50

7 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, 8 Mar. 2014
The gentle micky take of Sherlock in Episode 1 was great fun (Sherlock having badly jumped the shark in Series 3). Story perhaps not as good as some of the earlier ones but still a great watch!


London Transport 1970-1984
London Transport 1970-1984
by Matt Wharmby
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but nothing new, 7 April 2013
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I had high hopes that this book would provide some surprises, but even though many of the photographs have never been published before the book lacks a 'wow' factor. Some of the reproductions are also of mediocre quality, with blurred or out of focus images included. However, on the plus side for someone like me, who stared using London buses as an 11 year old in 1976, it did kindle plenty of nostalgic memories, both good and not so good.

Also, the author seems to have a very rose tinted view of the period: comments beneath the photographs are littered with phrases extolling the virtues of London Transport in the 70s and 80s, when those of us who actually had to use the service day after day remember it as a dysfunctional and incompetent organisation. I call it the 'dark ages' of London buses, when timetables meant nothing and 30 minute waits for a supposedly high frequency bus route were commonplace. ((Oh the joys of waiting half an hour at Teddington for a 281 to take me home from school...and when one did eventually turn up it was full, or displaying the dreaded "Twickenham Station" instead of Hounslow...) Today, even though the actual vehicles might not be so interesting, I start to get twitchy if I have to wait more than 5 minutes for a bus!

All in all worth borrowing from a library, but only spend your money if you're an avid bus book collector.


Meat: A Benign Extravagance
Meat: A Benign Extravagance
by Simon Fairlie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.95

28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Challenging and rewarding, 20 Sept. 2010
A superbly researched book about the economics and environmental impact of meat production and consumption. The knee-jerk "crops good, meat bad" mantra so often spouted by green groups that haven't examined all sides of the issue, is exploded by this book.

All the references are cited and can be checked. A must read for everyone concerned with food and our environment.


Derwent Academy Sketching Pencils Tin 6B-5H (Set of 12)
Derwent Academy Sketching Pencils Tin 6B-5H (Set of 12)
Price: £5.82

20 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap but NOT made in UK!, 26 Jan. 2010
These pencils are reasonably good quality and cheap, but are made in Thailand, not the famous Derwent Cumbrian factory.


Good Food: One-pot Dishes: Triple-tested Recipes: Tried-and-tested Recipes (Good Food 101)
Good Food: One-pot Dishes: Triple-tested Recipes: Tried-and-tested Recipes (Good Food 101)
by Jeni Wright
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A best buy!, 16 Jun. 2009
One of the best cook books I've bought, with a really good variety of dishes to suit almost everyone. I've tried about six of the recipes so far and can honestly say they've all been a hit. Another nice touch is that each recipe comes with a nutrition guide - it's surprising how many books still don't give that information.

10/10 - buy it!


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