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50 book challenge

#7 Bad Food Britain by Joanna Blythman
A rather depressing look at the state of the British attitudes and approaches to food and food cooking. Interesting and alarming ... a quote
"Few Britons would consider making up a sandwich and putting it in the fridge for a few days before eating it, because we would think that it would become old and stale. But we willingly pay £3 for the privilege of buying precisely that."
Lots of facts & figures it does get a little repetitive in places but that shouldn't detract from its message.
Starting #8 AND #9 now (one of them is a huge hardback that I can't lug about in by bag!)

  1. 10 Second Staircase Christopher Fowler
  2. Full Dark House Christopher Fowler re-read
  3. Victorian Sensation Michael Diamond
  4. The Skin Gods Richard Montanari
  5. Last Reminder Stuart Pawson
  6. The Great Stink Clare Clark
  7. Bad Food Britain Joanna Blythman
  8. The Victorian House Judith Flanders - massive hardback
  9. Guns, germs and steel - a short history of everybody for the last 13 000 years Jared Diamond


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Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
Guns, germs and steel - has been sitting in my "to read" pile for a while...
Jan. 22nd, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
I really enjoy his books - 'Collapse' was interesting and v. scary.
I also bought 'Why Sex Is Fun' by him too.
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