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    This is a reference book, so if youíre looking for a story look elsewhere! This is a well-organised and thorough account of food, the kitchen, the people who cooked and all things that influenced them from 1837 to 1901. Everything is covered, from folklore about roosters (and why they are at the top of every weather vane), to the origin of the phrase Bakerís Dozen, to the impact of the Napoleonic Wars and the Potato Famine. ...
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    Norton Perina a gifted but troubled young doctor, teams up with anthropologist Paul Tallent, and heads to the remote island of Ivuíivu in search of a lost tribe. They find the tribe, and a group of mentally challenged people who live in the forest, they call ĎThe Dreamersí. After months of investigation they realise that ĎThe Dreamersí are actually incredibly, and unnaturally old. Perina believes that he has found the answer to immortality, and takes the knowledge back to the States with him. As with every action in life there are consequences, and this book is no exception.

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    This book opens in italics with a man taking a walk through Central Park in the winter, stripping off all of his clothes until heís naked in the snow taking his walk. Then, still in italics, he is taken to a police station and interviewed. It is during this interview he begins to tell his tale; the font goes into regular and the story begins.

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    3. Non-Military
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    This review is a long time coming, because this book was a long time reading!

    This is a biography of Nancy Mitford, the eldest of the six notorious Mitford sisters. As an American, I didnít know anything about them, and as somebody with an interest in the inter-war years, I was fascinated to learn. I started by brushing up on their respective Wikipedia pages, just to give myself a grounding, then I dove in, eager to learn more. That eagerness did not last.

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    by  Number of Views: 188 
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    This is a collection of ten short stories by CJ Box, an international best-seller, I learn from the rear cover. Iíve never read him before, nor do I know much about thrillers apart from Dan Brown. Still, I thought a short story a day would suffice. Then I read the whole thing in two sittings.

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