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Devon (Pevsner Architectural Guides)
Devon (Pevsner Architectural Guides)
by N Pevsner
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £28.00

5.0 out of 5 stars it was a joy to have my copy of this 1991 revision by ..., 10 Mar. 2015
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Having for so long depended upon the old Penguin paperback versions for Devon, it was a joy to have my copy of this 1991 revision by Bridget Cherry. This update gives much more on the Victorian and later architecture but sometimes misses the Pevsner slant on things.
A must have for anybody interested in Devon Churches.


South West Granite: A History of the Granite Industry in Cornwall and Devon
South West Granite: A History of the Granite Industry in Cornwall and Devon
by Peter Stanier
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 10 Mar. 2015
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A classic in Industrial Archaeology. Excellent analysis of a complex topic. Well illustrated and with useful charts, maps and tables.


Church Misericords and Bench Ends (Shire Library)
Church Misericords and Bench Ends (Shire Library)
by Richard Hayman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction, 10 Mar. 2015
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A pleasant little book which gives a simple introduction to the subject.


THE EXETER RIDDLE BOOK: Translated and Introduced by Kevin Crossley-Holland
THE EXETER RIDDLE BOOK: Translated and Introduced by Kevin Crossley-Holland
by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Book great, delivery poor, 10 Mar. 2015
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The book was just as expected - I knew of the contents. Condition just as described. Delivery was very laate and book only came after a mild protest to Amazon. The book itself is most interesting and it covers the Exeter Riddles so well with a useful introduction of a most scholarly type.


Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal
Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover Canal
by M.C. Ewans
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 12 Dec. 2014
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Somewhat dated now but good background material


The Beauty And The Sorrow: An intimate history of the First World War
The Beauty And The Sorrow: An intimate history of the First World War
by Peter Englund
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Balanced and moving, 12 Dec. 2014
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Excellent. Detailed, balanced view of WW1 as seen by ordinary people from all over Europe and beyond. Very moving in places and the historical background is historically accurate. The diary accounts reflect the horror and the boredom and the confusion.
Extracts from this book were used at Wells Cathedral in the Remembrance day service this year.


Cornwall, The Buildings Of England,
Cornwall, The Buildings Of England,
by Nikolaus; Radcliffe, Enid (ed) Pevsner
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Never be without it, 25 Sept. 2014
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Well, what can one say that has not already been said. Grumpy old Pevsner but revised by Radcliffe, is a delight. Not at first easy to use as the technical architectural terms come thick and fast. However, once one has mastered the basics this is a book to have with you whenever you visit Cornwall and are inclined to do a church crawl. It will take you to delightful locations and will focus your attention on the nature of the Cornish churches and some of the other major buildings.


Battlefield Walks: Devon
Battlefield Walks: Devon
by Rupert Matthews
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great guide, 25 Sept. 2014
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Great value if interested in the sites of old battlefields. The author takes one on a walk through each battlefield and gives good background information relating to the events of the time. I have enjoyed using the book to help me understand the battles and put them into a landscape.


The World's Best Gardening Jokes (World's best jokes)
The World's Best Gardening Jokes (World's best jokes)
by Charles Alverson
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars As expected, 25 Sept. 2014
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Then what do you expect? To fill the little book the author had to drag up some ancient and not very good jokes.
They are the same set of jokes as you find if you google "Jokes on Gardening"


Woody Bay
Woody Bay
by Harriet Bridle
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Bitty but of value, 25 Sept. 2014
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Simple booklet by local historian. Somewhat "bitty" but then the data led to that. Of value in a study of that area.


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