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Bacon The Cookbook

Author Niamh Shields obviously rates bacon highly, so highly she has written a book about it. And a jolly good book it is too. In fact, every time I look at the cover, let alone explore the recipes, I smile and can ‘smell’ bacon cooking! Is there, I pondered, a more evocative smell and sound […]

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Personalised Delicious Cookbook

I have long been a devotee of Delicious recipes as a glance along my book shelves or magazine rack will reveal. I love the Delicious straightforward approach to recipes and I don’t think I have, as yet, found a recipe of theirs that hasn’t worked. Create your own book But I now have an extra […]

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The Negroni – A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail

The book tells the story behind Matt Hranek’s appreciation and fascination for this famous cocktail.

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From Refugees to Royalty

John Hilary

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The Golden Maze : A Biography of Prague

Richard Fidler has a rare gift for words: seemingly effortlessly engaging with both his subject and the reader, transporting the latter through fact upon fact revealed by his in-depth research, yet also with a lightness of touch, compassion, eloquence and gentle humour. Having devoured two of his earlier books Saga Land and Ghost Empire I […]

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Wild Sweetness – Recipes Inspired by Nature

At first glance Thalia Ho’s stunning cook book ‘Wild Sweetness – Recipes Inspired by Nature’, had me rather confused. For some reason I had assumed that it was about cooking with foraged ingredients – be they from the wild, or the garden. For sure some of the ingredients could be from the garden or the […]