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British Cookery by Lizzie Boyd
British Cookery by Lizzie Boyd
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I am not a cook, by any stretch of the imagination, and hardly an expert on cookery books, but having just rediscovered my mother's old "British Cookery" I felt compelled to write this review.

This is a truly wonderful book on British cooking, but is actually also a fascinating look at the history of cooking in Britain too, though by no means complete. It is a very accessable read and at the beginning briefly mentions food in the Middle Ages(including a menu from a feast for Archbishop Nevill sometime between 1460-1480), before moving through the ages. The diet of a country Parson of 1767 is compared against the poor in work houses of that period in different regions in a weekly… Read more
The Gallery of Fashion by Aileen Ribeiro
The Gallery of Fashion by Aileen Ribeiro
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is a wee gem of a title, and an excellent companion for anyone interested in costume history or period portraits.
The book covers 100 selected portraits from the National Portrait Gallery; giving a brief contextual history of each before scrutinising the clothing shown, often with additional images to further illustrate points of interest in the fashion displayed.
I bought this book primarily as an aid to creating Tudor costumes for reenactors, but it covers fashion from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries.
I would heartily recommend this book as a great addition to the library of anyone interested in fashion or costume.
The Golden Compass (Two-Disc Extended Edition) [DV&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Nicole Kidman
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Film!, 5 Feb 2009
A great film, though I recommend the book even more.
Despite having to make some changes to bring the story to the big screen, the imagery is truly breathtaking and the tale very enjoyable. Lots of cool extras too :)
It's just a shame that it's very unlikely a sequel will ever be made, but I suppose not very surprising considering the fundamental ideas behind the book are greatly contrary to the accepted general American opinion.

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