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    Life has dealt me some pretty peculiar hands. And I am not sure that there is one much more peculiar than this. Asking someone who has not touched a drop of alcohol for nigh on 7 years to review a book on wine? I mean how bizarre is that? And how on earth would I know that what I was reading was in any way shape or form accurate?

    Well I need not have worried. This is brilliantly written, funny, informative, and quite simply the best book I have read in a long time. It says a lot about Helen McGinn that not only did I enjoy the book, but that having read it I would feel completely safe following her advice and buying wine for guests. Which, if you have been out of the market for 7 years is no mean feat.

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    On 12 May, 2009, Lt Mark Evison of the 1st Welsh Guards died of wounds received whilst leading a patrol in Helmand province. This is his mother's story.

    Mark Evison was a young officer highly thought of, both by his commanders and more importantly, his men. He was a star in the ascendancy; his last (tragically) fitness report indicated that he was being considered for ...
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    Brett Battles is an American author from Los Angeles California. He is the author of several novels, all of the thriller suspense genre. His first novel ‘The Cleaner’ was nominated for and his second ‘The Deceived’ won the Barry Award for Best Thriller.

    An F-18 Navy fighter careens out of the blue sky above the Mojave desert. A TV cameraman, who grew up in a small town just miles away, can see what is going to happen next. Frantically, Wes Stewart race to the downed jet and tries to save the pilot’s life. When the plane explodes, Wes escapes without harm – and plunges into a murderous conspiracy.

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    • What was Harry Brearly trying to improve when he invented stainless steel and improved the world’s cutlery?
    • When was the first canning process patented?
    • When was the first can opener invented? (Clue – fifty years later!)
    • Why were silver fish knives used so commonly in the 19th Century?
    • What caused the human jaw to develop an overbite?
    • What was the original curfew?
    • What animals took over the role of ‘turnspit’ when it was considered unsafe for 4 and 5 year old children?

    Answers below

    All these questions and more are answered in this informative, entertaining and interesting volume. It takes the reader through the development of cooking from its beginning on open fires to today’s multi-thousand-pound designer fantasies.

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    During my service I’ve seen provision of health care for forces personnel change dramatically. Military hospitals closed a long time ago and unless you’re deployed or based overseas, your medical centre will normally refer you into the NHS should you require any type of complex treatment. Unless you’re able to get fast tracked due to imminent deployment or being in a specialist trade then you’ll be treated exactly the same as everyone else.
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