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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 05.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Man Skills - Nick Harper

Endless Art

Advantages: many
Disadvantages: none

...Confession time: S.J. Harris is a friend of mine. He’s also a deeply lovely person. I’m going to rave about his incredible and endless talents, because they’re incredible and endless, not because he’s my friend, and a deeply lov ...

ruth_cole 28.08.2004 · Read full review
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Review of A Book for Cats: How to Talk To Your Humans - S.J. Harris

50 Shades, Belfast style

Advantages: Great read, very funny
Disadvantages: None, although you do need to have some understanding of the Belfastian language!

...Most people have heard of the '50 Shades of Grey' trilogy, but this is 50 shades Belfast style and of course it's red, white and blue rather than grey! You do need to read this book with a Belfast accent otherwise it won't make sense, as it is written in ...

euphie 04.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of 50 Shades of Red, White and Blue - Leesa Harker

For northerners everywhere

Advantages: Amusing, a light read
Disadvantages: May not interest you if you have no connections with the north

This book provides a light hearted look at the North/South divide from the point of view of a proud northerner, Judith Holder (author of Grumpy Old Women) and featuring many contributions from other proud northerners, along with a few ‘southern wusses.’ ...

moistbabe 19.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of It's Grim Up North - Judith Holder

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