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Low Carb Revolution: Comfort Eating for Good Health
Low Carb Revolution: Comfort Eating for Good Health
by Annie Bell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.89

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolutely must buy cookbook!, 1 Mar 2014
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Not only is this a wonderfully written and illustrated cookbook ..... for those of us (i.e. most) who could do with losing a few pounds it is a veritable Godsend.

After receiving it just a week ago, I can honestly say that for me it's already a life changer - thank you Annie, thank you, thank you, thank you!


The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year
The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year
by Sue Townsend
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Most Enjoyable!, 8 Nov 2012
Like other Sue Townsend books this one is most humorous and enjoyable - a classic 400+ page holiday read.

Just two minor gripes - why does Ms Townsend feel it necessary to include the "f" word in her most recent books when this plainly fails to add anything whatsoever to the narrative and furthermore dissuades one from gifting a copy to one's parents who come from a somewhat different age.Also and just ever so slightly irritatingly, the author really should know that Leeds, one of Britain's major cities is in West Yorkshire, rather than South Yorkshire (page 372), especially as her own home town of Leicester is less than 100 miles distant,just 90 minutes down the M1. I should be pleased to volunteer to proof read her next book for a small fee of course!


Hugh's Three Good Things
Hugh's Three Good Things
by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.00

77 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Concept ....., 4 Sep 2012
..... and a refreshing change from all those complicated cookbooks with recipe lists as long as your arm, including ingredients which are sometimes almost impossible to source.
Certainly the guest chefs on the BBC's "Saturday Kitchen" could learn a thing or two from HF-W in this regard.
Good to see that Amazon have clipped the price of this book since its publication from 16 to 14.75. Unfortunately it is still 18% more expensive than Sainsbury's delivered online price of 12.49. The days when Amazon could be relied upon to offer unbeatable value appear to be over.
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Lorraine Pascale's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food
Lorraine Pascale's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food
by Lorraine Pascale
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.00

29 of 67 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 14 Aug 2012
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Yes I was disappointed, certainly compared with her two earlier books - I wonder whether the pre-sales have been low and that's why Amazon are discounting it so heavily to well below half the publisher's price?
Sure there are some good recipes in it as you would expect but fast and easy aren't the first two adjectives which spring to mind.
Also, having last night watched the first of the six TV programmes accompanying the book, I thought she made a mountain out of the simple task of preparing hamburgers and the Tiger crouching cake thingy was altogether far too faffy. I also found the visits to local London markets was pure unadulterated padding which added little or nothing to the programme.
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Easy Meals
Easy Meals
by Rachel Allen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A cook book for actually using in the kitchen!, 29 Jan 2012
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I have a number of Rachel's cook books all of which are good but in my opinion this is the best so far in showing you a whole raft of dishes you would actually be able to cook for your friends and family.
Frankly I have recently tired of Rachel's TV programmes which have involved introducing a family unit, usually including at least two very young children in "helping" to prepare a particular dish - thus dragging out the whole process and making it extremely boring.
Just stay with the original format please Rachel, with just your fragrant self in the kitchen doing the business.


Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Home Edition (PC)
Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Home Edition (PC)
Offered by Digitalville UK
Price: 32.00

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great bit of software, shame about the microphone, 13 Mar 2011
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Having experimented with IBM's "Via Voice" many years ago, I then reached the conclusion that there was probably no real future for voice recognition software. More recently however, I had heard great things about Dragon NaturallySpeaking and decided to make a modest investment in this product.

Although it seemed easy to set up, I was very disappointed with the initial results, having read that a 95% accuracy level could be expected straight out of the box. In fact, I achieved nothing approaching this level and found myself having to continually and tediously correct mistakes to such an extent that it would have been quicker to type the text involved manually. Rather than accept that I had wasted my money, I decided to invest a further 12 in buying a decent quality Logitech microphone which within half an hour of re-preparing my voice profile, completely transformed the accuracy and therefore the usefulness of this product. After just two days, it is almost 100% word perfect, apart from those unusual words or symbols one couldn't reasonably expect it to get right first time.

It is now a real gem which I would thoroughly recommend - my reason for giving it a 4 star rating, rather than 5 stars is on account of the inadequate and flimsy quality of the microphone which was included in the original kit. Get yourself a decent yet modestly priced alternative and there will be no stopping you! By the way this review was dictated in about 3 minutes flat, using my new "toy.Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 Home Edition (PC)" Having edited this piece at the end, I found I had to make four or five minor amendments to the text.


Sarah Raven's Food for Friends and Family
Sarah Raven's Food for Friends and Family
by Sarah Raven
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.40

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight into Her Indoors' top ten cookbooks, 28 Jun 2010
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A complete delight to read - uncomplicated yet scrumptious - the sort of cookbook you want to take to bed with you to read. Love the season by season approach and full marks to Sarah for crediting her friends and family for a number of the recipes.
Her Indoors has placed it in her top ten all time favourites - this is a huge honour as she has hundreds!


Plenty
Plenty
by Yotam Ottolenghi
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.68

6 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 8 May 2010
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This review is from: Plenty (Hardcover)
Disappointing in my view - no puddings, probably held back to enable Mr Ottolenghi to earn another small fortune from writing specifically on this subject. Also too fiddly and faffy - I mean who actually boils butter beans in this day and age when there is a ready to eat canned alternative - this made me want to scream "Get Real!" at the author. There are certainly some good, worthwhile recipes, but whereas his first book is probably in most cookbook fanatics' top ten, possibly even their top five, this one wouldn't rate in my top 50.
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Bosch ART 30 Combitrim Electric Telescopic Grass Trimmer (30 cm Cutting Diameter)
Bosch ART 30 Combitrim Electric Telescopic Grass Trimmer (30 cm Cutting Diameter)
Price: 56.95

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely useless - Our worst ever buy!, 27 Sep 2008
We rely heavily on the good name of Bosch and we have Bosch everything - freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher, etc., all absolutely excellent. Hence our decision to buy a Bosch strimmer. Sadly however it turned out to be useless - the first few times we used it, within seconds of starting the motor, the nylon cutting line recoiled within its own spool and proved almost impossible to re-thread. Plus it's heavy and ungainly. Our worst consumable durable buy for many a long year.
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