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Through the Magic Door: Ursula Moray Williams, Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse
Through the Magic Door: Ursula Moray Williams, Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse
by Colin Davison
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.82

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic, 12 May 2011
Ursula Moray Williams' stories were loved by millions, this biography uncovers much of her inspiration for her stories, portraying Moray as one of her own fictional heroes.
Biographer Colin Davison draws upon unpublished diaries, recollections and letters in order to describe Moray's own fairy-tale upbringing - until her later, sometimes troubled career.
A perfect insight into the voice which inspired many a childhood.


Hunting with Air Rifles: The Complete Guide
Hunting with Air Rifles: The Complete Guide
by Mathew Manning
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.88

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for all hunters, 11 May 2011
Hunting With Air Rifles is an in-depth guide to the art of hunting, yet also remains easy to read and perfect for the beginner.
Mathew Manning utilises his expertise in the field of air rifles and hunting, combined with his excellent, informative writing style. Split up into sections including the function of air rifles, ammunition and clothing to name but a few. Manning provides an insightful guide into people remotely interested in air rifle hunting and experts alike.
Manning's easy-to-follow guidance on game preparation and recipes are also great additions to the basic 'how to use a rifle' guide.


John Martin: Apocalypse Now!
John Martin: Apocalypse Now!
by Barbara Morden
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.42

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking, 11 May 2011
Apocalypse Now! presents a thoroughly researched, expertly constructed collection of John Martin's life works. Ranging from his North-eastern roots to his eventual international fame, this text provides commentary and detailed contextual reference to all of his work. This creates a biographical picture as well as overview of Martin's work, life and influence.
The connection to Tyneside's Laing Art Gallery show 'Heaven & Hell' provides further insight into the artists life for novices and experts alike.


The Tin Ring (A Holocaust Love Story)
The Tin Ring (A Holocaust Love Story)
by Zdenka Fantlová
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A life-changing tale for author and reader., 11 May 2011
Zdenka Fantlova's account of her experiences following the German occupation of Czechoslovakia is a harrowing, unforgettable portrayal of the nature of human spirit.
Combining love story, historical account and the horrors of the Holocaust The Tin Ring reads beautifully and addictively. The text is split into many sections, creating a reading experience which can be fitted into anyone's hectic life, yet I managed to read it in a single sitting!
A refreshing tale and reminder of the horrors of this part of human history. Pick it up now.


A Dictionary of North East Dialect
A Dictionary of North East Dialect
by Bill Griffiths
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Collection, 9 May 2011
A greatly researched and in-depth look at the fascinating North East dialect. A beautifully put together book which provides an informative historical introduction to the dictionary.
The book has been clearly thoroughly researched and carefully put together by Bill Griffiths, and provides an explanation to all those unusual Northeastern phrases, accents and colloquialisms.


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