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3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version of this book a major disappointment, 6 Mar 2014
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Kindle version of this book a major disappointment. Am huge fan of Mary Berry for many years and have used her recipes constantly,more so than any other food writer. I have 5 books and on my second copy of Complete Cookbook due to seriously constant use over the years, so much so that I had to replace the first copy. Bought the Kindle version of Mary Berry Cooks and am crushed that the print is so so faint. The print can only be described as faint and fainter - with parts eg. A Dinner Party menu unreadable. The photographs are so small they tell you nothing and they are not worth printing. I will use the kindle version as a handy reference for ingredients at the shops and as a reminder when in the kitchen to cook with, but would not recommend this version. I will go out and buy the book. The contents are worth reading, I learnt to freeze food from her earlier books years ago and saved a lot of time and money by following her advice. Plus the recipes are my style of cooking. But I can not read parts of the book in the kindle version and until they improve the print I would not tell a friend to buy this.
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Initial post: 22 Mar 2014 19:20:51 GMT
I am glad I read this as I was thinking of getting a kindle copy. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2014 12:32:16 GMT
Me too! What a helpful comment, Thanks

Posted on 27 Mar 2014 16:06:35 GMT
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Posted on 8 Apr 2014 13:01:14 BDT
I have recently purchased a Kindle and was considering saving money by purchasing the book this way, but you have convinced me to pay a bit extra and purchase the actual book. Thanks very much for your useful comment.

Posted on 17 Apr 2014 11:11:21 BDT
Alice says:
The kindle version is made for the colour version of the kindle, the Fire? and works really well on an iPad. Because it is colour it is greyish on a kindle paperwhite

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2014 06:48:36 BDT
CJH France says:
It is a +very+ useful appraisal of the Kindle version of the book - which I too was considering buying. If you want detailed descriptions of the contents in conventional book style, it's easy to go and find the non-Kindle reviews to satisfy your curiosity.

Posted on 23 Apr 2014 09:06:56 BDT
Adele says:
I agree, buy the book, kindle version is not user friendly

Posted on 5 May 2014 11:48:55 BDT
In my experience, any book that I refer to (cook books) on a regular basis needs to be print version. My Kindle is great for samples and read and forget books, but nothing beats holding the real thing!
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