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Choose from 200,000 audiobook titles In this digital world it can feel like listening to an audio book on a device is like cheating a real book. Many people are sceptical at first. Can an actor narrating do justice to the text? The reality most find is something completely different, ...

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BOOK REVIEW: WE MUST BE BRAVE 

This is a beautifully written book (25 years after Frances Liardet’s first novel) which explores the human emotions of parental love, courage, kindness and friendship told through the story of Ellen Parr and the little girl she finds asleep, unclaimed at the back of a bus fleeing the Blitz in ...

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LAUGHABLE 

As Charles Dickens writes in A Christmas Carol, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” And this is our early Christmas present to you all…  Laughable is the world’s largest database of comedians, in one app. It’s a surefire way to discover hilarious ...

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Listen Up. Audio On The Move

Podcasts let you explore the weird, wide, wonderful world of internet audio; the latest in politics and culture, interviews with celebrities, serial dramas and comedy aplenty.  Podcasts are essentially much like a radio programme, except instead of tuning into frequency, you listen to a recording either online or via an ...

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LIVE PODCAST RECORDINGS 

If the performance of podcasts has you intrigued, then you might be excited to find out there are plenty of opportunities to see one being recorded live. A live podcast recording is a fascinating experience – seeing two or three people crowded around a microphone. And it’s much more than ...

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SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

How do you elevate your everyday dishes into exotic creations? Just add spice. A little pinch here and there and you’ll soon have those tastebuds singing. There are many headlines that claim various health and wellbeing benefits from the use of herbs and spices in our diets – aiding everything ...

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PERFECT PAIRING

The Flavour Thesaurus Ever wondered why one flavour works with another? Or lacked inspiration for what to do with a bundle of beetroot? The Flavour Thesaurus is the first book to examine what goes with what, pair by pair. The book is divided into flavour themes – Meaty, Cheesy, Woodland ...

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LED GROW LIGHT: BITTERGURKA

Grow plants indoors all year round Don’t let winter months get in the way of gardening. Short days, long nights and cold window sills are no longer reasons for not cultivating a flourishing mix of soft herbs growing all year round. Historically grow lamps were massive, power guzzling fluorescent tubes. ...

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SOCIAL DINING

Cook up a little company If you feel like a bit of company, and all this talk of food has whetted your appetite, then why not combine the two and share a meal with others. Whether you pop over to the weekly Seven Dials Club ‘Social Lunch’ or simply invite ...

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APP: KITCHEN STORIES

Curate your cooking Recipes were once passed through the generations. Not anymore. The explosion of the internet means they are passed around the world every second. Whilst this has caused a culinary revolution, navigating the world of online ideas for inspiration can be a tad overwhelming. If you’re bored of ...

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