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Stanza Stones
Stanza Stones
by Simon Armitage
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.50

3.0 out of 5 stars A pleasing idea, set in stone, 2 Jun 2014
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As I live close to these stones, I thought it would be good to read about their origin and creation. The story is fine, but the print quality of the photos lets the book down. Given that these sculptures are "visual" this shortcoming is a pity. Hence the 3 stars.


The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals
The Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals
by Patrick Barkham
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A view into another world, 2 Jun 2014
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This well-written book transports the reader into another world, while gently educating with facts about butterflies. It has a useful reference section of colour photos to aid identification. A walk in the countryside on a summer's day now has an extra dimension of interest.


Ahmad Tea Mint Mystique (Pack of 1, Total 20 Aluminium Foil Envelopes)
Ahmad Tea Mint Mystique (Pack of 1, Total 20 Aluminium Foil Envelopes)
Price: 2.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and pleasant taste, 2 Jun 2014
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First encountered in a café in Cyprus while on holiday, we were delighted to locate a source when we returned to England. In our opinion, this tea has all the freshness of mint and green tea, but without any bitterness. Certainly not cheap, but a nice daily treat of an afternoon cuppa.


Photographers on Location with Charlie Waite
Photographers on Location with Charlie Waite
by Charlie Waite
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Good solid advice in the pre-digital era, 19 Mar 2014
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The author and very experienced professional photographer takes 3 amateurs to various locations for a day's tuition and then critiques their efforts at taking photos. The book is 10 years old and so pre-dates the digital era, but the advice is still totally relevant. It is an easy book to read and Charlie's own photos are stunning. His advice is clear and easy to digest and a reminder that patience is an essential part of successful landscape photography. 4 stars not 5 only because the prints of the amateurs' photos are sometimes to small to be able to see the point Charlie is making about them.


The Bliss of Solitude: A Conservationist's Tour of the Lakes
The Bliss of Solitude: A Conservationist's Tour of the Lakes
by John Wyatt
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Brings the Lake District to life, 13 Dec 2013
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Having recently read the re-printed Shining Levels by the same author, I thought I would seek out his earlier works and found this. The book is a pleasant description of a meandering walk through the Lake District which John Wyatt knew so well and loved - with some observations and comments along the way. As I frequently walk in the area I can picture many of the places he mentions. Sure it's dated, but many points are even more relevant today.


4 x Outside Garden lights wall or ground mount black
4 x Outside Garden lights wall or ground mount black
Offered by Strictly Lamps
Price: 27.00

3.0 out of 5 stars OK but not exactly as desribed, 13 Dec 2013
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Seems well made, and good fro the price, but unfortunately the cable is only 1m and not 2m as stated


The Smell of Summer Grass: Pursuing Happiness- Perch Hill, 1994-2011
The Smell of Summer Grass: Pursuing Happiness- Perch Hill, 1994-2011
by Adam Nicolson
Edition: Hardcover

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1.0 out of 5 stars Should be titled Reprint of Perch Hill, 25 April 2013
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Although the description admits that "some parts of Summer Grass appear elsewhere" and "it is based partly on the long out of print 'Perch Hill'" the truth is that the first 203 pages of the 300 total are IDENTICAL in every way... every chapter heading, every word, is the same as the 1999 published Perch Hill book. Feeling cheated? Lost respect for the author? You bet!
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Scot-Petshop Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags (Dog Poo Bag/Dog Waste Bags) x 1000, Eco Friendly, Bulk Buy
Scot-Petshop Biodegradable Dog Poop Bags (Dog Poo Bag/Dog Waste Bags) x 1000, Eco Friendly, Bulk Buy
Offered by Scot-Petshop Ltd
Price: 24.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job very well!, 7 Nov 2012
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I first encountered these bags on a National Trust site where they were offered to visitors for them to use to pick up after their dogs - and I was very impressed with size, length of tie handle and quality. A quick search for the brand on Amazon and now I have 3 year's supply - at a good price.


Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance
Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance
by Lloyd Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.98

5.0 out of 5 stars a gripping dancing yarn of tango and tangled emotions, 8 Sep 2012
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If you feel the passion of the Argentinian Tango, even if you are not a dancer, and you enjoy a deeply moving story, then you will appreciate this book. You might have to concentrate a bit to follow the storyline, but it is worthwhile. It is one of the few books that I have read twice - and will read again soon.


West With The Night (VMC)
West With The Night (VMC)
by Beryl Markham
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.69

5.0 out of 5 stars A well written story of an amazing life, 6 Dec 2011
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This is a fast paced story of a face paced life, set against the background of Kenya's colonial times. Beryl Markham was a very intersting and controversial character, which is more deeply explored in her authorised biography Straight on Till Morning by Mary Lovell which I recommend should be read afterwards.


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