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Delia's Complete How To Cook: Both a guide for beginners and a tried & tested recipe collection for life
Delia's Complete How To Cook: Both a guide for beginners and a tried & tested recipe collection for life
by Delia Smith
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £26.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible cooking, 29 Oct. 2014
Delia is a constant companion but I bought this book for my niece-in-law, she is culinary challenged. So an instructional birthday present which seems to have hit the spot as I thought it would.
This is all of Delia's four books, How to Cook, rolled into one enormous volume. A bit difficult to balance in the kitchen but full of inspiration and easy to follow recipes.
Delia's book is well laid out with easy and difficult recipes, depending on what you wish to cook. Most of all it inspires you to get into the kitchen, gives you lists of all the ingredient's and step by step instructions. More; she explains in detail about cuts of meat, cooking times, vegetables, equipment, etc.
All in all a good buy for novice or advanced cook. If I didn't have the original books I'd buy one for myself.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Book 1)

2 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pottermore Store, 8 Sept. 2014
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Pottermore e-store does not respond sometimes and at others stops during a purchase. Very aggravating stick to the printed versions


Legions of Rome: The definitive history of every Roman legion
Legions of Rome: The definitive history of every Roman legion
Price: £15.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Amazing., 7 May 2014
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It does what it says in the title. Very informative, not overly detailed, how could it be, but readable and informative.


The Military Institutions of the Romans
The Military Institutions of the Romans
Price: £0.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I was expecting, 7 May 2014
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This is the book for those who want the facts on the Roman military system, as seen by somebody a few centuries after the event. So it has an almost unique perspective and is thus useful.


Art: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Artists and Their Works
Art: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Artists and Their Works
Price: £7.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but querky, 7 May 2014
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I'm not an 'arty' person, so this purchase was for information rather than enjoyment. This book, though, is interesting, very informative and full of those facts we know but have misplaced somewhere. I like it lots.


Soldiers: Army Lives and Loyalties from Redcoats to Dusty Warriors
Soldiers: Army Lives and Loyalties from Redcoats to Dusty Warriors
by Richard Holmes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, 23 April 2014
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I am a fan of the late Richard Holmes and this book does nothing to dispel that. A fine read in his inimitable style he tells the story of the British Soldier through the ages. Entertaining and informative.


Icybox External 4-Bay RAID Enclosure for 4 x 3.5 inch SATA l/ll/lll HDDs
Icybox External 4-Bay RAID Enclosure for 4 x 3.5 inch SATA l/ll/lll HDDs
Price: £143.49

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a true NAS, 23 April 2014
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I returned this and I must say the vendor was most obliging. This is not, as described by the manufacturer, a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. It is rather a Direct Attached Storage (DAS) device since it attaches directly to a computer via USB and not to a router. As I say the vendor was great, its a nice device but not what I wanted.


Inglenook 18 Litre Ash Vacuum Fireplace Cleaner BBQ Chimney Dirt Collector Ash Vac 1200W
Inglenook 18 Litre Ash Vacuum Fireplace Cleaner BBQ Chimney Dirt Collector Ash Vac 1200W
Offered by Price Crunchers Limited
Price: £36.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ash Vac, 23 April 2014
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This is just the job for clearing the wood burner of ash without getting the dust everywhere. It works a treat and there's nothing more to say.


Coastal and Sea Birds Handbook
Coastal and Sea Birds Handbook
by Duncan Brewer
Edition: Spiral-bound

4.0 out of 5 stars Birding, 23 April 2014
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Not very good at sea shore bird identification, hence this purchase together with the Guinness Book of Sea and Shore Birds.
A basic guide, but just what I needed. Cheap enough to be turned into 'flash cards' to aid identification learning. Just the job.


Guinness Book of Sea and Shore Birds (British natural heritage)
Guinness Book of Sea and Shore Birds (British natural heritage)
by Linda Bennett
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Birding, 23 April 2014
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Not very good with sea shore birds, hence the purchase of this book. A basic guide, but just what I needed. The cost is such that it has been converted to 'flash cards' to aid identification learning. For a beginner like me, just the job.


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