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Boutique Beer: 500 of the World's Finest Craft Brews
Boutique Beer: 500 of the World's Finest Craft Brews
by Ben McFarland
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous gift for the beer lover, 21 Jan. 2014
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Excellent book for a lovely beer drinker that I know. Lovely quality and good value for money. Bough a couple of the beers in it as a starter kit for drinking one's way around the beery beverages described within!


Original Mulligan Quartet: With Chet Baker
Original Mulligan Quartet: With Chet Baker
Offered by avsuk1
Price: £36.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect present for a genuine fan, 21 Jan. 2014
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Amazing find here on Amazon. My dad loves this combo and it was great to find something this unusual that he totally appreciated and is now enjoying regularly.


Animal Yacht Noah's Ark Shape Sorter Baby Soft Toy
Animal Yacht Noah's Ark Shape Sorter Baby Soft Toy

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely product, 21 Jan. 2014
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What a lovely jolly and bright product for little fingers to enjoy. I bought two of these for my twin nephews of 9 months. They love them and they are perfect for their curiosity and exploration of the world. Highly appropriate for their age and stage of development. Highly recommended. Thanks - loved the cute little chocolate attached to the card in the packing box too!


The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records
The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records
by Stuart Maconie
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous book, 18 Sept. 2013
What a brilliant idea translated into an excellent and thoroughly readable book. Beware uf reading it in public though...subconsciously crooning to well known and much loved songs whilst on a bus can be quite embarassing!


The Generation Game
The Generation Game
Price: £3.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fab read, 25 July 2013
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If you grew up in the 70s this will resonate hugely. If you didn't it's an amazing story anyway and hugely intriguing read.


The Joiners Secret
The Joiners Secret
Price: £5.81

4.0 out of 5 stars Another touching story based on true events, 14 May 2013
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This is another touching narrative journey through the author's discoveries about her family history and the consequences of people's actions and choices throughout the generations. It paints a very distinct picture of the lives of one family (who also appeared briefly in Anne Booth's first novel " A Tragedy Too Far") and how they have to survive as best they can and overcome their difficulties...or abandon them! This lovely little book examines the impact of people's decisions for better or worse and ultimately celebrates the fact that families matter and that forgiveness and strength of character are often found in the most unexpected people and places. The reality of decisions that have to be made in hard times rightly or wrongly and the ultimate fear of facing the workhouse doors is starkly described in this book and then the reader realises that this is one person out of millions and it makes you grateful for how far we have come. However, it is a read that resonates today with similar problems in this current climate of austerity. I really enjoyed it.


Larousse Gastronomique
Larousse Gastronomique
by Hamlyn
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £39.00

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a resource...even if you never cook anything!, 14 May 2013
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I'd always wanted this encyclopaedia. I'm not a chef but love cooking and I am always fascinated by techniques that I know nothing about. This tome is huge and is fantastic for just leaving around so you can just pick it up and read random facts about anything of culinary significance - whether its some miniscule fact about what the Romans called cheese or butchery facts about cuts of meat you've never heard of! This book perfectly complements the aspirational dreamworld that wannabe chefs and kitchen geeks inhabit and, interspersed with episodes of "pan-porn" as my family have christened my drooling over casserole dishes and gleaming Maslin pans in shop windows, this book is a fabulous addition to anyone's kitchen bookshelf. If nothing else it is heavy enough and deep enough to provide you with a small step up to reach obscure ingredients that you rarely use from the topshelf of your cupboard! More importantly, this is a treasure of knowledge and inspiration that could turn a dilettante cook like me into something much more substantial and competent in the kitchen! The only misleading thing about the book was it's endorsement by Gordon Ramsay who said it was "The first recipe book I took seriously...a great resource throughout my career"...I didn't find a single swear word so that was a relief. A beautiful book and now one of my treasured possessions!


A Tragedy Too Far
A Tragedy Too Far
by Anne Booth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderfully evocative read, 4 Dec. 2012
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I just finished reading this first book by Anne Booth! It's really good read and so evocative of life round here (I'm a Lancashire Lass too!). I could imagine all my mum's family living next door to this one with their stories running parallel. I loved how Hannah was just like anyone today making choices and mistakes and trying to survive against so many sad and unfortunate odds and also to try and have a life of her own and to live it in extremely difficult (and true)circumstances. I was really moved by how hard life was and how they had to take whatever came and just push on through it all to survive. I appreciated how girls like Hannah and her Aunts just had to embrace love wherever they could knowing in a way we don't these days that it could be just for a fleeting season and that there was no turning back or help once the product of that love became flesh and bone and brought the next generation into life and history. I was glad to see in this book that poverty couldn't quell their passions - means there's hope for us all in the current economic climate! I loved it and can see this as a brave first story telling from a very promising new author. I am looking forward to the next one.
A Tragedy Too Far


How Humans Evolved
How Humans Evolved
by Robert Boyd PhD
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How Humans Evolved, 22 Jan. 2010
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Highly recommended.Good size print and this edition's content was the best of the ones that are avaialable according to my Archaeology student daughter for whom the book was purchased. Brilliant book, very useful CD too which is a fabulous revision aid.


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