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Books free to a good home
Thu 31-Jul-14
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Going through my cookery books and weeding out the ones I don't want anymore.  I have 2 halogen oven cook books, a Dukan Diet book, and Delicious Dishes for Diabetics - a recipe book written by the actor Robin Ellis who played the gorgeous Ross Poldark and who has been diabetic for many years.  They are all paperbacks.

If anyone wants any of them, I am more than happy to jiffy bag and post them.  I don't want anything for them, they'll just go to a charity shop if there are no takers.

There may be more in due course, i'll list them as and when.

 

Just had a thought.....maybe we could have a dedicated thread offering free stuff we no longer use and are happy to post to other regular members?  What do you think?

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Thu 31-Jul-14
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what are you halogen oven books Sue?

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Thu 31-Jul-14
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Eileen, they're Hamlyn 200 Halogen Oven Recipes, and The Everyday Halogen Oven Cookbook by Sarah Flower (I think she writes a lot of halogen and other cook books).

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Thu 31-Jul-14
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Thanks I would have taken them off you but I already have them.

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Thu 31-Jul-14
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I think that is a brilliant Idea, Sue, Think we should pay Postage, though.wave

Fri 1-Aug-14
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That is a jolly good idea Sue, though I do think that P & P should be  charged since it is now more costly than ever.

A pity I don't need any cook books though!

I'll try that again!

Thu 31-Dec-15
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Been looking through my cook book collection and am weeding a few out - happy to post to anyone for the postage costs. The following have made the hit list so far. 

old Larousse Gastronomique ( 1963 I think) 

Hell's Kitchen - Marco Pierre White

Jamie's Dinners - Jamie Oliver

Covent garden book of soups, and Covent Garden soups and beyond

Leith's book of desserts

Debretts cookbooks for all occasions

Cox cookies and cake

La Cuisine - Raymond Oliver ( in French )

there will be more...I'm feeling ruthless.

Wed 2-Mar-16
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Just as an aside to this book give-away thread:

The charity shop where I work has taken down all of the books and dumped them unto two tubs that now sit outside the door. 4 for £1. It's quite a small shop, so use of space has to be fully optimised. Many book donations go straight to the book recycling boxes for pulping.

The point being that books are becoming less and less in demand. It's a shame that postage costs are so high because a good book swap enterprise would still be worthwhile.

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Wed 2-Mar-16
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Yes, it is a shame - both postage costs and the pulping of books, I mean.  I love books, eReaders are all very well (I've got one which husband bought me but hardly use it) but nothing beats the feel of an actual real book. 

The reason I don't use my eReader much is that I'm a fast reader, and since I can only get one page (or much less than a whole page of the actual book, actually, since I have the on screen font enlarged so I can read it better!) on screen at a time, I'm forever swiping/tapping the screen to get to the next page every few seconds.  Annoys the hell out of me! 

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Wed 2-Mar-16
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I feel the same way about my Kindle, it doesn't feel like a book and, for some reason, I seem to be unable to retain what I have read unless it is from a real book.

I'll try that again!

Wed 2-Mar-16
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I sold my Kindle - snazzy colour mini-tablet really, that also enabled me to get email, listen to music etc.

Have to say I rarely miss it but I did like it and enjoyed it while I had it.

Reminds me of a silly joke about Elton Jon that I saw on FB this morning . . I can't even remember the joke but the punch line was "Kindle in the wind", which did tickle me for half a second.

Nowadays I tend to buy books more or less in bulk from charity shops and donate them back afterwards. It's a really cheap way of reading. I guess the public library would be even cheaper but they don't stock the low quality thrash that I enjoy!

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Wed 2-Mar-16
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Quality thrash?!surprised

I buy most of my books through Awesome Books or Abe Books the former charges nothing for postage and the books are less than £3, the latter sometimes levies a small charge.  I also use Slightly Foxed and Persephone books, these two are very good quality and therefore charge accordingly and also for p & p. In general, I read early 20th Century female writers such as Dorothy Whipple, E H Young, Monica Dickens, E M Delafield and Richmal Crompton [not the Just William books].

I'll try that again!

Wed 2-Mar-16
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Look out for a shop called healthy planet, they are just like a second hand bookshop but the books are free. On the kindle subject I love my kindle, I am a very fast reader to Sue, but don't have a problem with it. My kindle is used so much it has to be charged every day

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Wed 2-Mar-16
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wave I love my kindle!!

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Ibought myself a Kindle two years  ago with my Xmas Money.  It lasted less than a Week, and gave it to my Daughter.  My Friend brings me Books she gets from Charity Shops, I read them, and she sells them on.  If I want a Biography or a Cookbook, I buy second hand from Amazon, it works for me.  There's something about Books, they're like old Friends.

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