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British Baking
British Baking
by Oliver Peyton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Instant Classic, 10 Oct. 2011
This review is from: British Baking (Hardcover)
Well written easy to follow recipes which work every time. Results so far have been delicious and re-requested several times, for example the perfect scones.


Harmonious Home
Harmonious Home
by Judith Wilson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book with good explanation, 12 July 2011
This review is from: Harmonious Home (Paperback)
Judith Wilson has a fantastic writing style, and this book has both good photos and useful advice - a rarity from Interior Design books. Great to see photos of a whole house project, annotated and explained well by Wilson.

The photos have a look of familiarity but that could be because they are well-chosen and comfortable achievable looking places. Book definitely recommended.


Home-made Vintage
Home-made Vintage
by Christina Strutt
Edition: Paperback

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 12 July 2011
This review is from: Home-made Vintage (Paperback)
Having recently been reacquainted with my sewing machine and moving into a Victorian house, I had hoped to find good ideas for things to make for my house.

There are quite a few ideas but they are all very basic. This isn't a proper sewing book, no instructions on making proper Roman blinds or curtains using curtain tape, and no good pointers on how to accurately measure for your projects.

I would only recommend this to people looking for very rudimentary projects.


That's Not My Dinosaur (Usborne Touchy-Feely Board Books)
That's Not My Dinosaur (Usborne Touchy-Feely Board Books)
by Fiona Watt
Edition: Board book

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect present for really small kids (and their parents), 20 Mar. 2003
I haven't even got any kids but first saw this book at the house of a friend - we almost took it home we loved it so muhc! Since then I have bought these for all my friends with kids and each time they have been a big, big success - so much so that we have gone international and taken them to friends in Israel and the USA. In fact, they are perfect for expat kids.


Yoga For Weight Loss By Kisen [DVD]
Yoga For Weight Loss By Kisen [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kisen
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: £7.99

18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too confusing and too short, 5 Dec. 2002
This is a very confusing DVD and the yoga practice was not like any class I have been to.
There was no warm-up sequence, and the sun salutation sequence didn't hold postures for nearly long enough to be an effective muscle work out that helps you learn the position as well as strengthen. Plus the sequences were far too short - I went straight through from the sun salutations to the end of the standing postures in under 20 minutes - I don't think that is very good value for money.
Also the standing postures involved a LOT of very complicated twisting round which was hard to do whilst trying to keep an eye on the TV! was hard to get the right balance as well, since the foot and knee movements were not well explained at all, and Kisen moved too quickly from one pose to another whilst narrating making it harder to follow.
All in all, not a good beginners video or one for people looking for the strength and muscle tone that regular yoga practice can give you.


"Time Out" Guide to Chicago ("Time Out" Guides)
"Time Out" Guide to Chicago ("Time Out" Guides)
by "Time Out"
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good overview, little detail, 26 Nov. 2002
The book gives a good history of Chicago, good bar, restaurant and hotel listings, and review of some interesting sites, but at the expense of a decent review of the major sites. I was interested to read about, say, Wrigley Field, Frank Lloyd Wright, Hugh Hefner and their relationships with Chicago, but when I got to the Art Institute, ostensibly probably the No.1 place to visit, I would have liked a history of the Institute, a floorplan or better still a description of the major unmissable pieces. The same goes for the other museums and Lloyd Wright sites. I would have liked some more help on how to get to the outlying sites by public transport and foot, which I was nervous to do as a lone female traveller, and some more detail in the walking tours. Basically, a little less broad coverage and fill in more details.


Cranks Fast Food: For Vitality And Health
Cranks Fast Food: For Vitality And Health
by Nadine Abensur
Edition: Paperback

16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not really fast accessible food, 13 Nov. 2002
I got this book as a wedding present and was looking forward to easy meals for me and my new husband. However there didn't seem to be many ways with vegetables or vegetarian staples such as tofu and quorn, but there were loads and loads of pasta recipes - since I don't eat pasta this was very annoying!
The rest of the recipes seemed to need lots of ingredients, not all of which I could lay my hands on. However, it is a good introduction to veggie middle east cooking.


Real Cooking
Real Cooking
by Nigel Slater
Edition: Paperback

49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really useful bible, 13 Mar. 2002
This review is from: Real Cooking (Paperback)
A really helpful bible of all those things you want to make in a hurry... i regularly get home from work and can roast a piece of cod with salsa verde, served with a bit of mash and it looks and tastes like professional restaurant cooking... one of those mainstays of any collection for the everyday great tasting things.


Travels With My Aunt (Vintage Classics)
Travels With My Aunt (Vintage Classics)
by Graham Greene
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A light-hearted view of an era gone by, 8 Mar. 2002
A witty, inventive read for anyone with a travel bug. Opening in the Golders Green Crematorium, and making a break from suburban England to whizz you through times gone by where you could only wish to go - Paris in the days of currency restriction, the Orient Express to Istanbul, and all the way to South America. A pity the story had to end.


Amsterdam
Amsterdam
by Ian McEwan
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good Story, Good Twist, but missing something?, 17 Sept. 2001
This review is from: Amsterdam (Hardcover)
Amsterdam has a great story, with a great twist, and would make excellent Sunday night TV. Unfortunately, as a book, it lacks depth and therefore is too confusing and the story is spoilt. Enduring Love is a much better read.


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