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Feeding Prejudice

Advantages: Clearly written, interesting, frightening expose of supermarket practice.
Disadvantages: You might be too scared to go shopping again!

"Buy Joanna Blythman's new book, Shopped," said my friend Sue, "it'll feed all your prejudices, and then some." She knows me too well! Blythman's book is the result of two year's research on supermarkets. It makes for scary reading. During the 197 ...

jillmurphy 19.09.2004 · Read full review
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A Nation of Shopkeepers? Or just 4?

Advantages: Straightforward style
Disadvantages: accusations of bias

Shopped is a new publication by Joanna Blythman, and a factual and insightful one into an industry; a publication which took her two years two research and write, including very short spells working in the supermarket chains. Essentially the book provides ...

helencbradshaw 11.09.2004 · Read full review
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'No Logo' for British supermarkets

Advantages: Succinct, stimulating, fascinating and insightful.
Disadvantages: It occasionally feels a little repetitive, but not to its detriment.

'Shopped' takes the reader on a lively, thought-provoking and incredibly interesting journey through the world of the modern British supermarket, revealing every secret trick and behind-the-scenes truths that they really wouldn't want the public to think ...

elliepotten 22.04.2007 · Read full review
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The most important book of the decade

Advantages: A wake-up call to British shoppers
Disadvantages: Can't think of any

If you are at all concerned about what you eat and where it comes from, this is THE book to read. Joanna Blythman has systematically looked at the whole supermarket system from the suppliers to the employees to the consumers and researched the effect that ...

Snout 26.03.2006 · Read full review
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Prettier than Nigella. Easier than Delia.

Advantages: Simple recipes for delicious food
Disadvantages: Some of it's fattening!

One of the things I enjoy most about Saturday mornings is reading the Weekend section of The Times. It’s a mixture of articles which are probably classed as ‘Lifestyle’ – there’s gardening, food, wine, a vet answering questions and a gentleman who answer ...

SueMagee 30.10.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Simple Food - Jill Dupleix

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