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Jack of Diamonds
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In this sneak preview from Chapter One of Jack of Diamonds, the new – and final – book by Australia's favourite story-teller, Bryce Courtenay, we meet our young hero.   Born into the slums of Toronto at the end of the roaring twenties, Jack Spayd grows up with a set of rules for home, school and the street where the strong rule the weak. Jack is lucky in that ...
Jamie's Comfort Food
Peanut Butter And Jelly Brownies
Free recoipe from Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver, Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownies, page 384. Frankly, this is an outrageous little recipe. I don’t know why, but the somewhat confused combo of peanut butter and jelly always succeeds in putting a very large smile on people’s faces, so let’s embrace it. And by the way, jelly means jam in this context ...
Jamie's Comfort Food
Blushing Spaghetti Vongole
Free recipe from Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver, Blushing Spaghetti Vongole, page 180. Vongole is a dish much loved by people all around the world. Ultimately, it’s a very simple pasta that celebrates the juice and flavour of clams, and if you cook it right, it’s a very delicious, classy, comforting pasta that hits the spot, every time. I’ve gone for a subtle variation ...
Jamie's Comfort Food
Insanity Burger
Free recipe from Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver, Insanity Burger, page 94. Competition for the best burger in London has gone mad. Some burgers are gourmet and piled high with toppings, whereas others are thinner, simpler, wrapped in paper, steamy and sloppy. All I can say is my insanity burger is going to be right up there – the method is almost ritualistic in what ...
Jamie's Comfort Food
Chicken Tikka Masala
Free recipe from Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver, Chicken Tikka Masala, page 16. Without question, chicken tikka masala is a brilliant curry that makes people very happy. Of course it’s inspired by fantastic Indian cooking, but is in fact an Anglo-Indian evolution, created to suit British palates. When you make it, you’ll be super-proud – you can use top-quality ...
Jamie's Comfort Food
Peanut Butter And Jelly Brownies
Free recoipe from Jamie's Comfort Food by Jamie Oliver, Peanut Butter & Jelly Brownies, page 384. Frankly, this is an outrageous little recipe. I don’t know why, but the somewhat confused combo of peanut butter and jelly always succeeds in putting a very large smile on people’s faces, so let’s embrace it. And by the way, jelly means jam in this context ...
Girl Online
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One year ago . . . 22 November Hello, World!   I've decided to start a blog. This blog. Why, you might ask? You know when you shake a Coke can and then you open it and it explodes everywhere? Well, that's how I feel right now. I have so many things I want to say fizzing up inside of me, but I don't have the confidence to say them out loud. My dad once ...
Everyday Super Food
Portable Moroccan Jam Jar Salad
Free recipe from Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver, Portable Moroccan Jam Jar Salad, page 106. Once you’ve got the hang of this principle, go to town mixing up your combos to embrace seasonal produce, use up any leftovers and keep your veg drawer clean. Serves 1 150g cooked wholewheat couscous (75g if cooking from scratch) 1/2 a pomegranate 2 heaped tablespoons ...
Everyday Super Food
Bombay Chicken And Cauliflower Poppadoms Rice And Spinach
Free recipe from Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver, Bombay Chicken & Cauliflower, Poppadoms, Rice & Spinach, page 156. Cumin and turmeric are great sources of iron, and teaming them with lemon juice like I’ve done here means our bodies can absorb that all-important iron really efficiently. Serves 2 100g brown rice 1/2 a small cauliflower (400g) 1/2 a bunch ...
Hello from the Gillespies
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Angela finally started the letter, summoning her usual cheery tone. Then she stopped. Her friend Joan's voice suddenly came to her mind, as if she was standing there beside her. 'Go for it, love! Let it rip! Tell the truth! It's good for you.' She actually laughed out loud. Tell the truth? How could she? Angela stared at the screen for a long moment. Then she started a new letter, ...
Captivated by You: A Crossfire Novel
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Chapter 1 Icy needles of water bombarded my overheated skin, the sting chasing away the clinging shadows of a nightmare I couldn't fully remember. Closing my eyes, I stepped deeper into the spray, willing the lingering fear and nausea to circle the drain at my feet. A shiver racked me, and my thoughts shifted to my wife. My angel who slept peacefully in the apartment next ...
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
Lamb Meatballs With Chop Salad And Harissa Yoghurt
Free recipe from Jamie's 15 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver, Lamb Meatballs, Chop Salad & Harissa Yoghurt, page 104. SERVES 4 | 687 CALORIES Meatballs 400g lean lamb mince 1 heaped tsp garam masala olive oil 1 pinch of saffron 1/2–1 fresh red chilli 2 spring onions 1/2 a bunch of fresh coriander 2 cloves of garlic 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas 350g passata ...
Where is the Green Sheep?
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Here is the blue sheep, and here is the red sheep. Here is the bath sheep, and here is the bed sheep. But where is the green sheep? Mem Fox and Judy Horacek take you on a wildly wonderful adventure in their rollicking search for the green sheep. Mem has never owned a sheep, let alone a green one, but she does admit to having woolly thoughts from time to time. Judy ...
The Ruby Circle: Bloodlines Book 6
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Chapter 1 Adrian Married life wasn't what i'd expected. Don't get me wrong: I had no regrets about the woman I'd married. In fact, I loved her more than I'd ever imagined it was possible to love a person. The reality we lived in, though? Well, let's just say I'd never really imagined anything like that either. In all our previous fantasies, we'd dreamed of exotic locations ...
Matilda
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It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful. Some parents go further. They become so blinded by adoration they manage to convince themselves their child has qualities of genius. Well, there is nothing very wrong with all this. It's the way of ...
Island Home
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To be a writer preoccupied with landscape is to accept a weird and constant tension between the indoors and the outdoors. I am so thin-skinned about weather and so eager for physical sensation I seem to spend a shameful amount of energy fretting and plotting escape, like a schoolboy. Sat near a window as a pupil, I was a dead loss. And I'm not much different now. I can't even hang ...
Save with Jamie: Shop smart, cook clever, waste less
Singapore Noodles
Free recipe from Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver, Singapore Noodles. Singapore noodles is a scrumptiously wonderful classic that makes you feel fulfilled and happy. For me, its spirit is that it can easily embrace lots of different leftovers, and it can become a vegetarian option very simply. So, feel free to let this recipe help you waste less, using up whatever you've got ...
Save with Jamie: Shop smart, cook clever, waste less
Mothership Sunday Roast Brisket
Free recipe from Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver, Mothership Sunday Roast Brisket. Roast beef is the ultimate treat, but brisket is your thrifty friend – it's a forgiving, wonderful cut of beef with amazing flavour, whether you go for juicy, carveable slices or shreds of beautiful pulled meat. You can get a 1kg piece from the supermarket, but it's best to get 2kg from your ...
Save with Jamie: Shop smart, cook clever, waste less
Singapore Noodles
Free recipe from Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver, Singapore Noodles. Singapore noodles is a scrumptiously wonderful classic that makes you feel fulfilled and happy. For me, its spirit is that it can easily embrace lots of different leftovers, and it can become a vegetarian option very simply. So, feel free to let this recipe help you waste less, using up whatever you've got ...
Save with Jamie: Shop smart, cook clever, waste less
Pappa al Zucchini
Serves 4   Total time: 1 hour 35 minutes / 209 calories   2 onions 2 cloves of garlic 4 courgettes olive oil 1 vegetable stock cube ½ a loaf of ciabatta or stale bread extra virgin olive oil ½ a bunch of fresh mint (15g)  

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