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By Philip Dixon Dairy Cows and Duck Races: A Northumbrian Farmer Remembers
By Philip Dixon Dairy Cows and Duck Races: A Northumbrian Farmer Remembers
by Philip Dixon
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, wise and quintessentially English, 11 Sep 2014
This book is predominantly the story of a man's progression from young apprentice farmer through to owning his own farm; it tells us of his journey and all its celebrations and tribulations. He tells of falling in love, having children and ... well, I don't want to ruin it for you. It's funny, wise and even very informative! I learned a fair bit about dairy farms from this book. And the bit about bull insemination had me crying with laughter! But most of all, it's heartfelt. You can really hear the author's voice telling us his story of a quintessential English country life during the 1970's and 1980's. I loved it.


The Vegan Cookbook: Over 80 plant-based recipes: Over 90 Mouthwatering Recipes for All Occasions (Hamlyn Food & Drink S.)
The Vegan Cookbook: Over 80 plant-based recipes: Over 90 Mouthwatering Recipes for All Occasions (Hamlyn Food & Drink S.)
by Tony Bishop-Weston
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Informative as well as lovely recipes, 21 Aug 2013
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Gives really good diet and nutritional information, and the recipes that I've done so far are delicious! A must have for every vegan.


When Anorexia Came To Visit: Families Talk About How An Eating Disorder Invaded Their Lives
When Anorexia Came To Visit: Families Talk About How An Eating Disorder Invaded Their Lives
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely interesting - makes me realise we're not alone..., 21 Aug 2013
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If you have a child with an eating disorder, or suspect he or she may have one, this will help you to see what may happen. It offers the stories of 20 different families, yet it's amazing how similar many of the stories are. Anorexia is such an awful illness - and that's what it is, an illness. They can't help it. It's all part of their biological makeup. Sadly the most prevalent issue that arises in virtually every story is the same - some group pertaining to be a professional fails them. Whether it's CAMHS, Adult Services, their GP or someone else. We've experienced the same. But the tips that each mother gives at the end of their stories are extremely helpful. This is an informative, if heart-rending, book. Have had to hide my tears occasionally, especially when reading on public transport. Best to read it in the safety of home...


Grandmother's Footsteps
Grandmother's Footsteps
by Charlotte Moore
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.82

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4.0 out of 5 stars Secret revelations, 20 Oct 2008
Beautifully written, the story of three generations of women unfolds gently and fluidly. The language and wonderful use of description is at times not unlike Austen, yet it's a very contemporary novel with strong hints of intrigue and deception that compelled me to keep turning the pages. With likeable and totally believable characters, Grandmother's Footsteps is ultimately a very satisfying read. Not least because you cannot help but compare the women with one's own family members - I defy you not to!


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