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Villa America
Villa America
by Liza Klaussmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than Tigers: favourite book of the summer, 26 July 2016
This review is from: Villa America (Paperback)
Fab read, perfect for summer, even better than Tigers (which I also loved). If you are a fan of Scott Fitzgerald then read this book. Lush, elegant, sad, a book you want to get back to every time you put it down


Tala Blossom Plungers, Set of 4
Tala Blossom Plungers, Set of 4
Price: £4.72

5.0 out of 5 stars Super small pungers, 26 July 2016
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The smaller ones are super for daisy cakes


Kitchen Craft Sweetly Does It Cake Decorating Brush, Set of 5
Kitchen Craft Sweetly Does It Cake Decorating Brush, Set of 5
Price: £3.56

5.0 out of 5 stars Super pack for cake decorating, 26 July 2016
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Super pack for cake decorating


illy Monoarabica Ethiopia Capsule Tins (Pack of 6, Total 126)
illy Monoarabica Ethiopia Capsule Tins (Pack of 6, Total 126)
Price: £48.12

5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite Illy, 26 July 2016
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great service, good price, my favourite Illy pods


Maestra: The most shocking thriller you'll read this year
Maestra: The most shocking thriller you'll read this year
Price: £3.49

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 24 Mar. 2016
Not good: only marginally better than 50 SoG
50 SOG was one of the most poorly written books I've ever read, the female lead was weak and the sex wasn't sexy. This is only marginally better. Ok so the protagonist is not weak and better dressed but she's effectively a hooker, how empowering is that ? The writing is slightly better but not by much, I read it in a day so hardly intellectually taxing. The hype around this book is not to be believed.


Finding Amelia
Finding Amelia
by Kimberly McCreight
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.89

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great plane read, 29 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Finding Amelia (Paperback)
Great, gripping story with plenty of "no" moments
For a long plane journey or by a pool, perfect holiday reading


Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food (Cloth-covered, flexible binding)
Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food (Cloth-covered, flexible binding)
by Nigel Slater
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for savoury meals, 29 Oct. 2013
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The recipes are super scrummy and the writing is warm and camp, just right for food. There are loads of gorgeous combos that are easy to put together.

My only complaint would be the shortage of cakes, desserts and all things sweet, there is hardly anything in this volume, is that in Eat 2 ?


This Is How You Lose Her
This Is How You Lose Her
by Junot Diaz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fab-u-lous, 29 Oct. 2013
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Wonderful, Diaz writes the way people make you feel, you cannot book this book down and then you just have to pick up the stories and start again.
The string of stories about Rafa and his family are raw and touching.
If this is this first time you have read Diaz then proceed straight to Drown !


Carnevale
Carnevale
by M.R. Lovric
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't get past the opening chapters, cliche, cliche, cliche, 29 Oct. 2013
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The reviews encouraged me to buy this book, but sometimes you have to try it for yourself.
I can't recommend this on any level, other than as a study of writing cliches
I donated it to the local charity shop


Pig's Foot
Pig's Foot
by Carlos Acosta
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, not great, 29 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Pig's Foot (Hardcover)
I was dazzled into buying Pig's Foot when I saw the dashing Mr Costa in conversation, it's a good ploy from his team and it works because the book doesn't stand up on its own.

The story is charming enough, it's clear that the author would like to be able to write magic realism as well as Allende or Mrrquez do, but it doesn't come off. There is no depth or soul to the characters they are more caricatures and the conspiratorial "let me tell you" narrator comes across as heavy handed.

In his defence Acosta in conversation admitted that he does not imagine he is a great novelist rather that he wanted to try his hand at telling a story. So he is quite right, he is not a great novelist but he tells a decent enough story.


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