Frog of Plush

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (29 of 33)
Location: Worcester, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,796,755 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 33
The French Women Don't Get Fat Cookbook by Mireille Guiliano
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars La belle francais., 27 Sep 2012
Just to point out, the reviewer who wrote 'French?' on the 13th September 2012 misses the point that the author, Mireille Guiliano, is a French woman NOT an Italian Man! In addition, she was born and raised in Provence, so of course there is an influence of food from the Med...

And now for the review:

Like anything else the book needs to be taken in context. It is a recipe book that builds on the success of the authors previous publications. In saying that, it is good to have the recipes condensed into a single book for the kitchen rather than the bookcase, in addition to new recipes. So it is practical and of more use than the other's in the French Woman series. Of… Read more
Marilyn Monroe by Eve Arnold
Marilyn Monroe by Eve Arnold
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 37-22-35, 29 July 2006
This is a really lovely book of Marilyn photo's. It shows the Marilyn (or rather the Norma Jean) behind the star. What I like about it, is the reality and humanity it shows - for example, Marilyn doing her make-up, Marilyn covered in soil and dust, Marilyn reading a book sitting on kiddies climbing frame, and those where she's lost in thought. My favourite is a lovely photo of Marilyn and Arthur Miller sitting on a bench with trays on their laps eating their tea, with a sign just to their left saying 'No Hunting'. The book does not contain pages and pages of writing and just says what it has to say. The pictures speak for themselves...No explanations of her untimely death, not politics, no… Read more
Narrow Dog To Carcassonne by Terry Darlington
Narrow Dog To Carcassonne by Terry Darlington
7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The adventures of Terry, Monica and of course, Jim the 'Narrow Dog' bring to life the inland waterways, the perils of taking an inland boat on the seas, and has many quirks about French life. The book is about their journey from Stone to Carcassonne. My favourite character is the whippet with a frog of plush, because Jim, of course, is the real star of the show. This book is one of the few books I have ever read twice. First time round, my husband and myself argued over who was going to read the book first, so we ended up reading it out loud to each other. Monica (who emailled me) and Terry are such nice people, with rather surreal humour that possibly wont make everyone laugh. That said,… Read more