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Harriet the Spy (Collins Modern Classics)
Harriet the Spy (Collins Modern Classics)
by Louise Fitzhugh
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 12 Jan 2014
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If you don't know it, try it. And try it along with a copy of the early 60s film THE WORLD OF HENRY ORIENT. They are kin.


Steve Cotter - The Complete Guide to Kettlebell Lifting
Steve Cotter - The Complete Guide to Kettlebell Lifting
Price: 6.26

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No chapters, 12 Jan 2014
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It would help to be able to search the book by chapters. As-is it is one long stream and difficult to navigate. Otherwise it is an excellent reference book for moves and make-your-own routines.


Simon Hopkinson Cooks
Simon Hopkinson Cooks
Price: 8.55

4.0 out of 5 stars This is a go-to cookbook, 12 Jan 2014
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Hopkinson's instructions are clear and easy to follow. Lot's of great ideas in every menu that eventually lead to learning more skills and making your own menus.


The Girl with the Hat Box (Hyperkino Edition) (1927) [DVD]
The Girl with the Hat Box (Hyperkino Edition) (1927) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Boris Barnet
Price: 21.17

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely transfer, but ambitious DVD authoring is lacking, 6 Oct 2012
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This DVD features a great film, sensitively re-transfered for DVD (earlier versions from other companies were poor). I personally think the encoding of the feature could be better, but even with that comment I think the disc is worth its above-average price. More interesting though is the ambitious second disc which attempts to create an interface for film study. Not unlike the long out-of-print Japanese box set of Jean-Luc Godard's Histories du Cinema, this disc employs a layer of buttons on-screen to link scenes to notations. The problem is that unlike the Japanese discs, this one is not authored very well and it is not easy to get back to where you were once having left the stream of the narrative to access a note. A little more thought about navigational flow and logic (not always easy to author in DVD) might have made the second disc experience more rewarding. As it is the notes are fascinating and add an welcome layer of information to the movie, providing a context for its making and importance. Given the less than successful navigation on the second disc and the nature of its contents, I wonder if a proper companion book would have made just as much sense as a second disc. Given the price of the DVD it seems that could have been an option. I will try other titles in the series and I recommend this title highly, just don't have your hopes up about the second disc navigation.


Mary Berry's Baking Bible
Mary Berry's Baking Bible
Price: 8.96

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tempting, 6 Oct 2012
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I read a review of this book by a woman who was baking her way through every recipe. I don't think I will manage that, but so far all the ones I have tried have been a great success. Succinct and clear recipes. I didn't do much baking before, but now I do.


Rick Stein's Spain: 140 new recipes inspired by my journey off the beaten track
Rick Stein's Spain: 140 new recipes inspired by my journey off the beaten track
Price: 9.51

5.0 out of 5 stars Cheaper than flying, 6 Oct 2012
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Great recipes and a lovely narrative to go with almost every one. As someone who has become passionate about Spanish food and spends a lot of time in Spain, this is a terrific resource and companion - whether I am there or at home. The companion television series is also terrific.


PARADE'S END: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY (Annotated and With Active Table of Contents)
PARADE'S END: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY (Annotated and With Active Table of Contents)
Price: 0.77

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Oops, forgot one, 6 Oct 2012
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PARADE'S END is a tetralogy, not a trilogy. The same publisher sells the fourth instalment separately. What a shame they couldn't put them all together like almost every other publisher of the complete sequence of novels.


Bread Matters: Why and How to Make Your Own
Bread Matters: Why and How to Make Your Own
by Andrew Whitley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.40

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A necessary book for bread makers, 9 April 2011
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This passionate argument for home-baking is illustrated by some very good recipes and techniques. If you are concerned about the bread you eat, and we all eat bread, then this is a necessary book.


English Bread and Yeast Cookery
English Bread and Yeast Cookery
by Elizabeth David
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.49

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific introduction and over view of bread baking and more, 9 April 2011
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This is a great book to read just to get the history of bread making. The stories and recipes behind old techniques and reasons for baking certain types of bread provide a rich context for modern day bread-making. Making your own bread becomes that much more enjoyable. A lovely book.


Three Films (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1967) / Sicilia! (1998) / Une Visite au Louvre (2004)) [DVD]
Three Films (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1967) / Sicilia! (1998) / Une Visite au Louvre (2004)) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gustav Leonhardt
Price: 10.27

19 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 12 May 2010
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This surprisingly disappointing DVD presents several very good films, and one very great film, by Straub and Huillet, two important filmmakers who almost never make it to home video. The DVD is made from indifferent masters featuring scratched prints and shows no signs of care for quality or accuracy of presentation by the distributor. It's not even worth renting. Perhaps some other distributor will put out a proper DVD of these films, but that will probably be a long wait. What a shame. These filmmakers deserved much better.
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