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Between the Woods and the Water: on Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
Between the Woods and the Water: on Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland - The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring, 28 Nov 2013
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Quite a detailed book giving enormous insight in the historical background of the places Ferrimor visits. I missed the development of characters which is inherent when you walk on foot on your own..however later on when he becomes a guest to the most colourful people , the players in the story become more real. It made me laugh that the bits in German were translated but the Latin quotes were not, presuming we all have Ferrimor's educational background. It was obvious that the book was not written by an 18 year old but by a much older Ferrimor as it is so incredibly rich in history. Impossible to take it all in but a very colourful picture of a time that must have been amazing . I read both volumes and was never bored . Not being a native English speaker I was tempted to have a dictionary at hand : many unknown words and idioms . Enriching and Inspiring.


The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in Direct Perception to Nature: The Intelligence of the Heart in Direct Perception of Nature
The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in Direct Perception to Nature: The Intelligence of the Heart in Direct Perception of Nature
by Stephen Harrod Buhner
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.19

5.0 out of 5 stars amazing insights, 28 Nov 2013
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Buhner guides you through the scientific and mystical aspects of the intelligence of plants, and of our heart and how to link the two. A book to read a bit, put down, digest, read a bit more .


Power in Mind: Defying an Evil That Would Control the Mind of Man
Power in Mind: Defying an Evil That Would Control the Mind of Man
by Susanne Burge
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.46

5.0 out of 5 stars many layers, 28 Nov 2013
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This is Susanne Burge's first novel. She shows a deep insight into the possibilities of the human potential, especially the effects of Love. Convincing descriptions of historical and geographical subjects that thread through the story, without being out of place.
Could do with more dialoge , but the characters are well developed. Looking forward to more...


The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry
The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.85

5.0 out of 5 stars lovely read, 28 Nov 2013
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I could not put this book down, had to find out what Harold Fry was up to next. Easy to read, as if you are watching a film. The twist at the end was beautiful and redeeming .


Ama Adhe: The Voice That Remembers - Heroic Story of a Woman's Fight to Free Tibet
Ama Adhe: The Voice That Remembers - Heroic Story of a Woman's Fight to Free Tibet
by Adhe Tapuntsang
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars moving story, 28 Nov 2013
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A harrowing but inspiring true story about the unbreakable spirit of a Tibetan woman who was suppressed for many years by the Chinese. A voice we all need to hear and which needs to be remembered, as I am sure she is not the only one . In spite of the cruelty this woman lived through, at no point does it become unbearable to read. She keeps a softness that is a sign of her inner strength and wisdom , inspired by her great teacher the Dalai Lama.


Transformational Power of Fasting: The Way to Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional Rejuvenation
Transformational Power of Fasting: The Way to Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional Rejuvenation
by Stephen Harrod Buhner
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

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5.0 out of 5 stars Encouraging and inspiring, 28 Nov 2013
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An easy to read book which makes fasting sound logical and easy . It encouraged me to immediately start and I was able to continue without a battle. Buhner addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of fasting which makes it sound very sensible. Must admit I skipped some bits here and there. I could have done with more recipes but they are widely available .


The Perks of Being a Wallflower [DVD]
The Perks of Being a Wallflower [DVD]
Dvd ~ Logan Lerman
Price: 4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Teenage surpirse, 28 Nov 2013
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My 14 year old daughter made me watch the dvd, and I was so impressed that I got the book which was as good as the film. I am not normally a fan of 'coming of age' stories but this was beautiful, moving and convincing. Do watch the extra's as in it a poem is read which is very beautiful. Great role of Emma Watson !


The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

5.0 out of 5 stars teenage surprise, 28 Nov 2013
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My 14 year old daughter made me watch the dvd, and I was so impressed that I got the book which was as good as the film. I am not normally a fan of 'coming of age' stories but this was beautiful, moving and convincing.


The Other Side of You
The Other Side of You
by Salley Vickers
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars What a treat !, 28 Nov 2013
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This review is from: The Other Side of You (Paperback)
Read this book with my bookclub. The book drew me in from the start, very thoughtful, deliberate writing with many dimensions. Beautiful storyline, credible characters, a moving picture painted with a lot of depth. I was surprised that a female writer could portray at least two male characters (Thomas and the narrator) with such conviction. Beautiful love story, or stories I should say. Nice touch that the picture on the cover is a pose of one of the paintings described in the book. If you want a book to immerse yourself in and feel that you've met some wonderful, real and interesting people by the time you finish, go for it !


Medicinal Plants of Britain and Europe (Black's Nature Guides)
Medicinal Plants of Britain and Europe (Black's Nature Guides)
by Wolfgang Hensel
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars great purchase, 16 Jun 2013
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brilliant user friendly book, easy to carry around. contains wide variety of plants , useful information about medicinal use of plants


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