The real Jane Austen

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Premium Japanese Matcha (organic) by Nothing but Tea
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The green stuff, 21 Feb 2013
This is amazing. I only found out about matcha powder a few weeks ago when reading Bon Appetit and i thought i would give it a try. I used their recipe which adds hot soy milk and agave syrup, and it is delicious. And super healthy! I understand there are different grades, but as i know nothing about that i just have to trust that this particular brand is good - it certainly tastes good.
The Soul of a House: Decorating with Warmth, Style&hellip by Chris Madden
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chris has soul, 27 Mar 2011
I have a somewhat expensive addiction to buying interiors books. There are a lot out there, but not all of them strike a note. This book did. You can find inspiration pretty much on every page (pineapples instead of flowers? Simple but clever). Whilst in the process of redoing our bathroom, I sought refuge from the chaos and had a flick through this book. I came across a page that showed a window sill in a bathroom that had been tiled. Genius! We were in two minds as to whether to tile the whole recess in our bathroom, but decided to just do the bottom 'shelf', and it looks great. Highly recommended.
Paula Rego: The Complete Graphic Work by T. G. Rosenthal
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I first stumbled across Paula Rego's work at a London tube station, which was displaying a poster for her exhibition at the old Saatchi gallery. It was 'The Pillowman', and I was instantly hooked. A lot of Rego's work is centred around childhood (nursery rhymes, Victorian school 'hell') and something struck a cord for me, her expression of darkness and fear as part of a child's world rings very true. The accompanying commentary of the illustrations in this book is good but tame - reading Paula Rego's own interpretation in a recent newspaper article, she is far more open and brutal about the content of particular works, especially the sexual connotations in many of her drawings. I have had… Read more

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