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Mandalay
Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen
MiMi Aye - Aug 13, 2019
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There is so much to love in MiMi Aye's wonderful Mandalay - Nigella LawsonA flavour explosionInfluenced by its neighbours and the countries closest to it, Burmese food draws techniques and ingredients from Thailand, India and China but uses flavours of its own to make something subtle, delicious and unique.The food of Burma is little known, but MiM...
Jess Brammar
Aug 09, 2020
This is a cracking book @meemalee, and I’m v happy to be able to get to my local Asian supermarket again to get some of the ingredients to resume cooking through it! Very much recommend if you’re - like me - unfamiliar with Burmese food, but love noodle soups and curries etc     source
E. M. Forster - A Room with a View
E. M. Forster - Sep 14, 2016 (first published in 1908)
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"But you do," he went on, not waiting for contradiction. "You love the boy body and soul, plainly, directly, as he loves you, and no other word expresses it ..."Lucy has her rigid, middle-class life mapped out for her, until she visits Florence with her uptight cousin Charlotte, and finds her neatly ordered existence thrown off balance. Her eyes ar...
Jess Brammar
Aug 07, 2020
@SarahbaxterSTM @annemcelvoy Oh god! I love that book     source
A Suitable Boy
20th Anniversary Edition
Vikram Seth - Feb 18, 2014 (first published in 1993)
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Vikram Seth's novel is, at its core, a love story: Lata and her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra, are both trying to find—through love or through exacting maternal appraisal—a suitable boy for Lata to marry. Set in the early 1950s, in an India newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis, A Suitable Boy takes us into the richly imagined world o...
Jess Brammar
Jul 12, 2020
Eek! Always nervewracking when they’re televising one of your absolute favourite books     source
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Wolf Hall
Hilary Mantel - Aug 31, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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WINNER OF THE 2009 MAN BOOKER PRIZEWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTIONA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and mos...
Jess Brammar
Jul 05, 2020
Guys, just finished a great book called Wolf Hall, highly recommend you checking it out     source
The Secret History
Donna Tartt - Sep 11, 1992
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Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption an...
Jess Brammar
Feb 17, 2020
@StigAbell Love that book     source
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