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La dame aux camélias, Partie 1
La dame aux camélias, Partie 1
Dvd ~ Isabelle Huppert
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5.0 out of 5 stars Practically perfect!, 10 Sep 2014
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I saw this in the eighties and was blown away. Isabelle Huppert is one of the greatest actors of the age. The script and staging are practically perfect. This is a classic.


SECOND OPINION: A Doctor's Dispatches From The Inner City
SECOND OPINION: A Doctor's Dispatches From The Inner City
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5.0 out of 5 stars what the emperor wore, 14 Aug 2014
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Theodore Dalrymple lays bare the reality the Welfare State has created and which it strenuously ignores. He writes with a light touch and wonderful ear and eye for irony.


Seasoned Pioneers - Achiote Paste Spices
Seasoned Pioneers - Achiote Paste Spices
Offered by Seasoned Pioneers
Price: £2.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 July 2014
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I'm hooked on using this to season lamb chops, delicious!


Marmot Montreaux Women's Insulated Down Jacket - Black, XX-Large
Marmot Montreaux Women's Insulated Down Jacket - Black, XX-Large

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serious warmth, 2 July 2013
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XXL fits a UK size 18. This coat is super light, packs down really small and is very very warm. The slightly hokey fake fur ruff on the hood zips off without any detrimental effect.


Citrus Lime aurantifolia
Citrus Lime aurantifolia
Offered by Cross Common Nursery
Price: £40.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Real lime flavour, 2 July 2013
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Limes sold in the UK do not have the punch of Mexican limes. They may look green but lack aroma. Citrus aurantifolia is the real culinary essential. My tiny tree started flowering as soon as I unpacked it ( although I am picking them off to allow it to grow bigger before allowing it to fruit). I was sent a very healthy specimen and look forward to a long collaboration!


Not Peace But a Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam
Not Peace But a Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam
by Robert Spencer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.69

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 27 May 2013
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This is essential reading for anyone who eants to understand the context of attacks on the West by Islamic militants. Too often commentators have ignored the political nature of the central beliefs of Islam or misapplied analogies using their knowledge of Chritianity as a model for all religious belief. Robert Spencer is a calm clear elucidator of the inconvenient difference.


Lily Vanilli's Sweet Tooth: Recipes and Tips from a Modern Artisan Bakery
Lily Vanilli's Sweet Tooth: Recipes and Tips from a Modern Artisan Bakery
by Lily Jones
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational Baking, 18 April 2013
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This book not only looks good, but the chapters on ingredients and methods make it a useful textbook when you can tear your eyes away from the photographs. There are a lot of mouth-watering recipes which need to be tried before I can give a verdict on them.


The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture
The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture
Price: £7.50

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful Insights into Cultural Hijacking, 4 Aug 2011
Don't think that you'll read this in a few sittings. Each chapter is thought- provoking and you will want to ponder and digest. The assumptions that drove western culture from the rebellious sixties have become the accepted wisdom of the present. By the law of unintended consequences the big state is no longer answerable to individuals, individual freedoms that have been hard fought for are now routinely overridden by group interests. This is a cri de coeur from one who has travelled the distance, on the edge of the cultural wave as a writer, who now finds the destination a sinister place. Read it and be provoked into some thinking of your own.


A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility
A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility
by Taner Akcam
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The genocide history forgot, 24 Nov 2010
The world is very different from 1915. What is now Turkey was a polyglot multiethnic multifaith mix, under threat from the rise of Turkish nationalism. The cover of war allowed for the systematic deportation, harassment by irregular forces and execution of up to one and a half Armenians. The state archives have stayed closed to researchers since the foundation of the Turkish Republic in 1923 and any one, who has spoken up for these lost people, charged by the state. The state has continued in being complicit in the destruction of Armenian buildings, especially churches, and the occupation of Armenian villages by incomers. Their history in Eastern Turkey is at least three thousand years long but their traces have been systematically erased or denied. Hitler asked the rhetorical question "Who remembers the fate of the Armenians?" Can we afford to forget them?
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Tales from Ovid: Twenty-four Passages from the "Metamorphoses"
Tales from Ovid: Twenty-four Passages from the "Metamorphoses"
by Ted Hughes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.09

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ovid forever, 13 July 2009
The large paintings post Renaissance of mythical events left me cold. I never understood what could drive someone to paint such quantities of flesh doing odd things. I knew the stories, bawdlerised, confined to footnotes. I had never read Ovid. Ted Hughes translation transmits the passion, the telling detail, the sexual twist that previous generations knew and loved when their education meant reading these imagination-stirring gems. Phaeton crashing his father's sun chariot after careering all over the sky with it to prove himself lives on in every boy racer. I luxuriate in this book: it has been loved 2 thousand years so why not me too?


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