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Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I read this book based on two things, firstly the author who also wrote The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (which I love) and secondly the title, which hooked me instantly.

I had no expectations of Deathless as I didn't read the blurb, but I was instantly captivated and downloaded the full book as soon as I reached the end of the sample on my kindle. Simply put I loved it, I know it will stay with me for a long time.

This book skirts the edges of fairy tales, folklore and myth for an adult audience (definitely not for children!) for all us grown ups who still have favourite stories as well as favourite books.

The central theme… Read more
How to Bake by Paul Hollywood
How to Bake by Paul Hollywood
I bought this for my husband and its been a huge success!

Instead of simply being a collection of baking recipes for breads,cakes, pastries etc. (which we have a few of) it gives gives key information to what you should be aimong for in terms of colour, texture, consistency and look. Often with detailed photos to back up the text.

Kneeding, rolling and shaping techniques are fully explained which is great for anyone new to baking who wants to learn the basics (and hasn't had a grandmother or mother to copy off and learn from!) or equally for those who have baked before but want to hone their technique and do it "properly".

All in all a great… Read more

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