Mrs. K. A. P. Wright

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Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead
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This is primarily the story of Joan, a ballet dancer, who although inspiring other people and capable of great passion, whether through chance or her own character (itís up to you to decide) is unable to fulfill her ambitions.

Did she give up too easily? Was her ambition not robust enough to succeed, or was she just not good enough? It is difficult to tell because there is a lack of passion about the telling of Joanís story. We are told about Arslan, his charisma and great talent, but it is not illustrated for us and therefore does not really communicate itself, nor does the power and magnetism of Mr K. This passion is crucial to the story, but we only see it very dimly at a… Read more
Vax Air Mini Pet Eco Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner by Vax
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This vacuum cleaner does exactly what it says it will: it is light, compact and has very strong suction. The tools are well designed and fit easily. I set it some quite robust tasks Ė the kitchen floor after I had been cooking, a pale beige carpet with mud tracks and the sofa where my predominantly white cat had been sleeping and it coped very well.

It is in direct competition with the Dyson Animal range, but is a lot cheaper (£178.00 on Amazon). It doesnít manoeuvre as well as the Dyson and I donít know whether it is as tough, only time will tell. But so far so good. I think, on the whole, I prefer an upright vacuum cleaner, but if you want a powerful compact cleaner at a… Read more
Salmagundi: A celebration of salads from around th&hellip by Sally Butcher
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
In this examination of salads, Sally Butcher has spread her wings. She does not confine herself to Middle Eastern cooking but "has gone beyond" and looks at salads in many different forms from all over the world. They are "fresh * seasonal * hot * cold * simple * exotic"

As with all her books, we get recipes, history, information and stories and the most beautiful photographs. It is a pleasure to hold and to read, but I suspect that anyone who picks it up just for the joy of looking at it, will soon be tempted to start using the recipes.

The book starts with an introduction which looks at the theory and practice of salad making from earliest times. The chapters that… Read more

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