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The Beaver: Its Life and Impact
The Beaver: Its Life and Impact
Price: £23.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, 23 Jan. 2014
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Thank you for all the research. This book about beaver is fascinating. The book covers history, biology, and conservation problems.

My Horse
My Horse
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5.0 out of 5 stars fun and addictive, 23 Feb. 2013
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I really love this game and all the graphics are really good. It's fantastic and I would be able to play it hours on end

Stealing Water: A Secret Life in an African City
Stealing Water: A Secret Life in an African City
by Tim Ecott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff, 23 Feb. 2009
I loved this book. It is a beautifully rendered account of a bizarre episode in the author's early life in the underbelly of white Johannesburg.

It's not about privilege, about swimming pools and servants, but about struggling to eke out an existence in a dysfunctional but always warm family. I particularly enjoyed the depiction of Ecott's mother, who ran a secondhand store beneath the Carlton Centre, and collected a cast of misfits, admirers, and minor conmen around her.

It's funny, moving, and a great read. Even if you've never been to Johannesburg - nor have any desire to go - you should read it. And laugh.

How to Feed Your Friends with Relish
How to Feed Your Friends with Relish
by Ms. Joanna Weinberg
Edition: Hardcover

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely brilliant, 14 Sept. 2007
I bought this book because I liked the cover, but I was still unprepared for how brilliant and useful the content would be. There is a recipe for virtually every occasion (in the last week alone I have tried five, and all worked perfectly). It's written in a friendly tone, and is full of anecdotes about the author's life and relationship with food (passion). I would recommend this book to anyone who doesn't think that the women should retire when the port gets passed around the dinner table!

Midnight Cactus
Midnight Cactus
by Bella Pollen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant story of love and escape, 17 Nov. 2006
This review is from: Midnight Cactus (Paperback)
I found this book almost unbearably heart-wrenching. Alice runs away from London and a dead end marriage: she can no longer bear even to hear her husband breathe. She takes her children to a ghost town in the Arizona desert, where they slowly get to know a completely alien way of life, on the wild side, near the border with Mexico. Here they encounter a variety of characters - Benjamin, a Mexican with a lop-sided smile, Duval, a cowboy builder, Nora, a ten-tonne former hairdresser - and discover that no-one is what they appear to be.

As if that wasn't enough drama, Alice and her family get drawn into a tense, tragic adventure, criss-crossing the border along with the wretched Mexican 'illegals' willing to risk their life for a slice of the American dream.

The stories are intertwined - not only in the narrative, but in the themes too. Alice is escaping from her comfortable, stable existence, searching for adventure; the Mexicans are going the other way, looking for stability. There's death, near-death and, ultimately rebirth.

But it's also funny, and heart-warming - a wonderful portrait of a mother's relationship with her children - and with a monster truck the colour of butterscotch.

I honestly couldn't put it down and recommend it to anyone. A truly enthralling book.

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