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Hild by Nicola Griffith
Hild by Nicola Griffith
Set in 7th century Britain, this is a book which I expected and wanted to love. Griffiths has done a very good job of depicting the time with enormous attention to detail: the itinerant society, the structure of the households, the linguistic variances and the struggles for Christianity, as well as the more secular struggle for over-lordship of what is only nominally Britain.

So the background is immersive – less successful, oddly, is the foreground for me: I never either believed in or warmed to Hild herself. Only three when the book opens, she is already more articulate, more sensitive, more self-conscious and more astute than I could believe, and she speaks and thinks like a… Read more
Russell Hobbs 20346 Rosso Slice and Go, Red by Russell Hobbs
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This is a compact and convenient gadget which slices, grates and shreds most vegetables quickly and easily. I eat a lot of salads, vegetable stir-fries and soups and so this is perfect for taking some of the hassle out of chopping. That said, this only really works with hard vegetables - carrots, cucumber, peppers, radish, cabbage, onions, potatoes all worked beautifully, but anything leafy like lettuce, or the stalks of spring onions just get caught in the space between the slicing attachment and the housing.

The unit has a relatively small footprint and so sits easily on my worktop (and I have a small kitchen) ready for use. The two attachments not currently in use can be… Read more
The Shadow of War: The Great War Series Book 1 (Gr&hellip by Stewart Binns
The start of a series, this gives a panoramic fictionalised portrait of Britain between June-December 1914 tracing life before and during the first months of the war. Binns writes in a relaxed and easy style, painting the human face of the run-up to war. His characters are perhaps a little schematic, stretching from the working class lads to the aristocratic officers, the women taking to nursing the wounded, to Winston Churchill.

This first volume sketches in some of the social currents of the time: the suffragette movement which would be given a boost during the conflict as women took on ‘male’ roles, the general social unrest and growth of the trade union movement.

I… Read more