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Lethal Liqueur

Advantages: funny, highly entertaining, odd recipes
Disadvantages: none

The title did it! When I came across it I knew I had to have the book. The synopsis on amazon made it clear that it wasn't a cook book, it said that the main character was a foodie using Fernet Branca for cooking; if I didn't know the vile stuff, I may no ...

MALU 14.12.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Cooking with Fernet Branca - James Hamilton-Paterson

Not your usual travel tale

Advantages: Comical, unusual
Disadvantages: None

I first came across this book during book club. It was in the first round of the Man Booker Prize a few years ago and our reading group had decided to read all the books nominated. I didn't pick this book - was given something else - but when the book ...

Raye0274 15.03.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Cooking with Fernet Branca - James Hamilton-Paterson

It seems I am a 'Grumpy Old Woman'

Advantages: Entertaining in small doses
Disadvantages: Not a book I can read from cover to cover in one session

Grumpy Old Women by Judith Holder BBC Books ISBN: 0563522534I picked this book up through Bookcrossing in Derby as I really love the TV programme and thought it might be entertaining. This is not the sort of book I tend to buy so it is great to be able to ...

catsholiday 25.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Grumpy Old Women - Judith Holder

Who says you've got to be old to be grumpy?

Advantages: Relatable content presented in a humourous way
Disadvantages: Original price was a bit much for the size of book

I suspect I'm not exactly the target market for this book - I was twenty-one when I got it for Christmas - but that doesn't mean to say I don't enjoy reading it. Based on the BBC series (and including many quotes from the programme's featured contributing ...

KateHurst 02.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Grumpy Old Women - Judith Holder

Salting genuine advice with sly humour

Advantages: Genuine, actual advice within on a range of concerns with a nice twist
Disadvantages: It's destined to be cracked open only on the lavatory

Ah, the book which comes across as lessons told by a sarcastic and sly, yet knowledgable and dependable father figure. The author Nick Harper has, to his credit, done his research and consulted a great variety of experts in their field and assimilated it ...

Mk2twin40 04.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Man Skills - Nick Harper