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River Of Time
River Of Time
by Jon Swain
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

4.0 out of 5 stars personal rather than historical, 20 Nov. 2011
This review is from: River Of Time (Paperback)
Interesting to read while in Vietnam. It is sometimes a bit tedious in serial descriptions of yet another 'character' and another set of whoring tales, but best for putting other first hand detail on the historical narrative. A series of only loosely connected stories, overall giving a sense of the progress of the wars in Vietnam and Cambodia. I am sure the impact it all had on Swain made this a book he needed to write, and it feels written for his benefit as much as for the reader.

The Songs of Sapa
The Songs of Sapa
by Luke Nguyen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 20 Nov. 2011
This review is from: The Songs of Sapa (Hardcover)
Bought before we went to Vietnam, and we did not really understand the food of the place, but having been there, cooked it in a cookery class there, and realised just how different it is from Thai and Chinese, the subtleties and nuances are much clearer.
This book captures that very well, as well as being beautifully produced and with lovely pics and vignettes of the country. One note, it is a large book (we had an idea of taking it with us to browse while in the country, but this is not really the size for that!)
A really recommended book.

Roast Chicken and Other Stories: A Recipe Book
Roast Chicken and Other Stories: A Recipe Book
by Simon Hopkinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.88

18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a good read, 5 Sept. 2005
This is a book you will enjoy most if you really read it. It is streets away from the usual 'gastro-porn' book with unattainable pictures. It inspires and stimulates and entertains. A cookbook with a heart, from the Elizabeth David school. My copy (owned since it first came out!) is a bit spattered and grotty; I am delighted I can now get a replacement.

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