books that inspired me

A Listmania! list by Di "dilbar" (Bristol, UK)
 
Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees
1.  Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin
The list author says:
  "Made me more aware of the value of woodlands around the world"
£6.99   Used & New from: £4.04
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

A Place In My Country: In Search Of A Rural Dream
2.  A Place In My Country: In Search Of A Rural Dream by Ian Walthew
The list author says:
  "Interesting to see how living in the countryside helped deal wth depression and make new friends"
Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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Surviving and Thriving on the Land: How to use your time and energy to run a successful smallholding: How to Use Your Spare Time and Energy to Run a Successful Smallholding
3.  Surviving and Thriving on the Land: How to use your time and energy to run a successful smallholding: How to Use Your Spare Time and Energy to Run a Successful Smallholding by Rebecca Laughton
The list author says:
  "How it can be done"
£12.95   Used & New from: £2.98
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency
4.  The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency by John Seymour
The list author says:
  "The original Good Life - still relevant"
£17.00   Used & New from: £13.09
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Silent Spring (Penguin Modern Classics)
5.  Silent Spring (Penguin Modern Classics) by Rachel Carson
The list author says:
  "Stimulated  me to do something about the agriculture I was studying in the 1970s"
£7.49   Used & New from: £3.92
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered
6.  Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered by E F Schumacher
The list author says:
  "an early treatse on real life economics where making money is less important than quality of life"
£7.49   Used & New from: £1.20
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

The Calvary Road
7.  The Calvary Road by Roy Hession
The list author says:
  "inspired me a lot - maybe would do the same for you"
£3.95   Used & New from: £0.36
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Practice of the Presence of God and the Spiritual Maxims
8.  The Practice of the Presence of God and the Spiritual Maxims by Brother Lawrence
The list author says:
  "whatever you do (peel potatoes), wherever you are, God is there"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.33
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Letters To My Grandchildren
9.  Letters To My Grandchildren by Tony Benn
The list author says:
  "Not all will agree but this to me is wisdom and challenges for a new generation from a wise oldie"
£8.99   Used & New from: £2.88
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

The Earth Care Manual: A Permaculture Handbook for Britain and Other Temperate Climates: A Permaculture Handbook for Britain and Other Temperate Countries
10.  The Earth Care Manual: A Permaculture Handbook for Britain and Other Temperate Climates: A Permaculture Handbook for Britain and Other Temperate Countries by Patrick Whitefield
The list author says:
  "expensive but comprehensive primer with a lot of experience and work put into it"
£39.95   Used & New from: £18.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

How to Make a Forest Garden: 1
11.  How to Make a Forest Garden: 1 by Patrick Whitefield
The list author says:
  "bought a field and then read this to inspire us what to do with it"
£14.95   Used & New from: £8.14
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

DIY (2nd edition): Know-how with show-how
12.  DIY (2nd edition): Know-how with show-how by Julian Cassell
The list author says:
  "recommending this as it has helped hubby with his jobs and has eco sections"
£25.00   Used & New from: £9.74
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

One Year Bible-Nlt (One Year Bible: New Living Translation-2)
13.  One Year Bible-Nlt (One Year Bible: New Living Translation-2) by Tyndale
The list author says:
  "bought this for Kindle and managed to keep up to date but only mid Jan."
£12.99   Used & New from: £4.74
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

A Tale of Two Cities (Wordsworth Classics)
14.  A Tale of Two Cities (Wordsworth Classics) by Charles Dickens
The list author says:
  "one of my favourite classics and Kindle is a good excuse for re-reading"
£1.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

The Holy Bible: New International Version, Containing the Old Testament and the New Testament
15.  The Holy Bible: New International Version, Containing the Old Testament and the New Testament by Various
The list author says:
  "Doesn't have to be this edition but a modern version of the Bible is readable and life-changing"
Used & New from: £19.40
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Transition Guides)
16.  The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience (Transition Guides) by Rob Hopkins
The list author says:
  "a manual for community involvement and action to help with the future"
£17.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Secret of Staying in Love
17.  The Secret of Staying in Love by John Powell
The list author says:
  "Important encouragement to base love for others on a loving security for oneself"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
18.  Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
The list author says:
  "I love biographies and this is certainly inspiring - things could have been so much worse"
£8.00   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (432 customer reviews)

The Year 1000: An Englishman's Year
19.  The Year 1000: An Englishman's Year by Robert Lacey
The list author says:
  "this is a very readable social history and inspires the reading of more historical books"
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Book Thief
20.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The list author says:
  "This was in the school library but also read in a U3A book group. The power of reading, the pull of books, the awfulness of some of humanity"
£3.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,953 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
21.  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The list author says:
  "apparently an accurate portrayal of life with Aperger's"
£3.85   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,598 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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