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The Monogram Murders: The New Hercule Poirot Myste&hellip by Sophie Hannah
6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poirot just knows..., 15 Sep 2014
A terrified woman bursts into the coffee house where Hercule Poirot is partaking of the best coffee in London. When Poirot tells her he is a detective, she seems tempted to share her worries but in the end tells him only that she is about to be murdered and that, once she is dead, justice will have been done. Pausing only to beg him to prevent the police from investigating, she pleads cryptically 'Oh, please let no one open their mouths' and flees back into the night. Meantime Mr Catchpool of Scotland Yard, who lives in the same lodging house as Poirot, has been called to the Bloxham Hotel where three guests have been found murdered. Poirot (psychically) suspects there may be a link… Read more
Kent's Kitchen Thai Green Curry Meal Kit 65 g (Pac&hellip by Kent's Kitchen
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK..., 14 Sep 2014
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This comes as four plastic boxes contained within one cardboard outer box. Each kit contains 3 separate plastic tubs - one with sunflower oil infused with garlic, one with a mixture of dried herbs and spices for garnishing, and one with a portion of Thai green curry paste. You have to provide coconut milk and coriander yourself, as well of course as whatever meat and/or veg you choose.

I'm not quite sure what I was expecting, but somehow this isn't what I think of as a kit - it's just some of the ingredients you need packed separately in tubs. Like most households I already have oil, garlic, herbs and spices in my store cupboard, so really the bit that I don't have is a very… Read more
Scottish History For Dummies (For Dummies (History&hellip by William Knox
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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At the risk of sounding obnoxiously conceited, I'm going to start by saying this book isn't really aimed at me. I have a pretty good knowledge and understanding of Scotland's history in general and a reasonably in-depth amateur knowledge of some periods in particular. However I was intrigued to see how the '...for Dummies' series would present history, having only used them in the past for more technical subjects, and I always find it's good to start with a subject you know something about to get a feel for the quality and accuracy of the series.

This book covers the entire human history of Scotland from the Stone Age to the current day in just over 300 pages. It is therefore to… Read more