J. Cronin

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (1,557 of 1,906)
Location: Ireland

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Prestige Smartplus Aluminium Coated Curry Pan Pres&hellip
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fails to pressurise, 23 Jan 2013
I bought this pressure cooker as (a) I liked it's compact size and (b) it was geared towards cooking curries. However, it's been the most disappointing kitchen purchase I've ever made. It regularly fails to pressure and a fair amount of steam leaks from underneath the handle and seal. I purchased the coated/enamelled version, but I wish that I had read the reviews of the stainless steel version before purchasing ( I'm going to purchase a replacement seal to determine if that will fix the pressurisation issue, otherwise I'll be purchasing a replacement.
The Holy Thief by William Ryan
The Holy Thief by William Ryan
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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This novel is at its core a murder mystery, but thanks to the historical setting of Moscow early in Stalin's Great Terror, it is also a tense political thriller.

A young woman is found murdered on the altar of a church and Captain Alexei Dimitrevich Korolev is given the case. The brutal murder soon turns out to be one of his lesser worries as he digs deep into the case. His investigations start to point to a connection to the feared NKVD - or Stalin's police force.

In an era where neighbours accused each other of political crimes and no-one was safe from investigation, Korolev is faced is faced with some tough choices. Ryan has created an intriguing character in… Read more
As the Earth Turns Silver by Alison Wong
As the Earth Turns Silver by Alison Wong
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It's the very early years of the 20th century in Wellington, New Zealand. Katherine McKechnie, widow to the awful Donald, and mother to two young children. Bereft of a male breadwinner, Katherine has to work to feed her family. Chung-Yung is a chinese immigrant who works in a local grocery store.

Catherine and Chung-Yung are inevitably drawn to each other, despite the vast cultural differences that exist between them. However, their relationship has to be kept secret, conducted mainly at night, under the silver light of the moon. The author weaves a magical, almost dreamlike story in the nighttime sequences, creating a powerful narrative.

As the world moves towards… Read more

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