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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Revel Barker (October 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956368603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956368607
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,119,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've always fallen into the 'love Marmite'
category. But until I spied one of the silver
lids, many years ago, I had no clue as to the
huge hold the black goo has on palates - and
minds - around the world. My immediate thought
was: What's going on here? Now, having put this
A-Z together, I know that it's a bizarre,
serious, zany, wholesome, off-the-wall, carry-on.

As a retired Fleet Street reporter - who
started life in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire and now
divides my time between Washington DC,
Whitby in Yorkshire and travelling - none of
what I discovered on this voyage around
the world of Marmite should have surprised
me. But it did!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Garry Clifford on October 18, 2009
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By Garry Clifford
The sun may have dimmed a bit on the once mighty British Empire, but its legacy lives on in weird and wonderful ways. One of the most widespread is the iconic breakfast spread of gooey black concentrated yeast extract known as "Marmite." Regarded by the Brits as a national treasure, the brown jar with the bright yellow lid shows up in some of the most remote places on the globe.(Just this year Jesus appeared in Wales in a Marmite lid). People love it or loathe it. Maggie Hall, an intrepid reporter, who has spent the last 40 years covering both sides of the pond, has written a delightfully funny book about this little wonder titled: "The Mish-Mash Dictionary of Marmite, an anecdotal A-Z of 'Tar-in a-Jar'." Filled with wonderful historical stories and bizarre lore, it is a great read for nearly everyone and not for Brits alone. But if you're a Brit--Buy Two!

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I like this book and recommend it to other user because it is very informative for the Yeast Extract products, Great and Excellent!
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By Joy A. Mundy on February 3, 2010
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I purchased for a friend spending Christmas with us....he is from Australia...and knows how I do not appreciate his local spread, Veggiemite....so we had a good laugh with this fun book
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This is a fun book assuming you have any interest in Marmite. Over a period of about three years Maggie Hall occasionally took the time to do some intensive googling on "Marmite" following many of these leads with phone interviews. Add some other fun facts and a site visit to the Marmite plant and you pretty much have this book. Hall is a good writer and the alphabetized 'mish-mash' works better than I would have imagined. For instance, it is less repetitive than I would have expected. On the other hand, this is not a book that will withstand the test of time (much of it will be out of date in a few years) and it is pretty uneven with some entries feeling like they've been added to pad things out a bit. All in all it beats a lashing of Vegemite.
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