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'Blooming' Marvellous

Advantages: beautiful photography wide range of flowers clear step by step instructions
Disadvantages: none

At the beginning of the year I started a cake decorating class and it was not long before I became interesting in making sugar flowers and searching for books on the topic. During one of my Amazon searches I discovered that Peggy Porchen whose flower skil ...

haybel19 30.09.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Cakes in Bloom - Peggy Porschen

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Critical Acclaim

Advantages: Clarity and readability in a difficult subject.
Disadvantages: Not for people who read Mills & Boon.

...This is the clearest and most readable introduction to contemporary literary theory that I have ever come across. Belsey succeeds in charting a path through the jungle/minefield/labyrinth (choose your metaphor) of critical theory that is both interesting ...

Amadahn 20.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Critical Practice - Catherine Belsey

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Incredible

Advantages: excellent for people with little background to literary theory; covers a wide range of areas; excellent for people going on to study English at university
Disadvantages: extremely high register of language so you have to concentrate!

THE book that indtroduced me to literary theory and, what's more, got me hooked! It's fantastic for experts and for those that are just starting to find the subject interesting, and it's been updated recently so those that have the 1980s copy may wish to ...

Angelil 07.06.2004 · Read full review
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An Exploration of 'Uncultivated' Practices

Advantages: Diverse range of texts and artistic practices presented, organised and researched sensitively
Disadvantages: Some of the images are a little too small (though I like the range of sizes and positions)

'The Carnival of Perception' presents a series of texts written by London based art writer Guy Brett, with a preface by Yve-Alain Bois. Texts are taken from various writing genres such as writing for exhibition publications to art journalism. The texts ha ...

brendanmccrory 06.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Carnival Of Perception - Guy Brett

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You too can be coining it in!!

Advantages: Great resource for identification and valuation of coins
Disadvantages: Out of date, as soon as it hits the press

...an avid coin collector and have been since I was a young lad. During my early days I would buy bags of coins and spend hours looking through them for are dates and mints. In those days I never had the luxury of the Inernet and my research was helped ...

stebiz 09.05.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Coins of England and the United Kingdom - Philip Skingley

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