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Faber-Castell Pitt Pastels Pencils (24 Pastels Pencils)
Faber-Castell Pitt Pastels Pencils (24 Pastels Pencils)
Price: £20.48

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4.0 out of 5 stars The business for pastel pencils, 26 Mar. 2014
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Great colour and sturdy points. Have used within soft pastel paintings successfully. Builds up nicely laying one over the other.


Painting the Landscape in Pastel
Painting the Landscape in Pastel
by Albert Handell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as inspiring as I'd hoped, 24 July 2013
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I was attracted to the title and cover picture as I plan to paint landscapes using pastels and the tones of the cover image looked like the type I wanted to emulate. Sadly this was one of the best images and the rest were less inspiring. It also lacked useful insights into colour and technique. There are some useful insights and at present I am reading anything on pastel so its still better than over general all types of painting manuals.


Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 6 (AA)
Landscape Photographer of the Year: Collection 6 (AA)
by AA Publishing
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.49

4.0 out of 5 stars The annual of landscape photography, 28 Jan. 2013
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This has become an annual for me. Never disappoints. Go landscape photographers. Looking forward to next years already. Only gave it four as the train sponsorship skews it a bit. Too many pictures of trains needing to be included to satisfy the sponsor and perhaps not the reader.


The Spirit Level: Why Equality Is Better For Everyone
The Spirit Level: Why Equality Is Better For Everyone
by Richard Wilkinson
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars The science of the Spirit Level is irrefutable, 10 Jun. 2010
The Spirit Level nails it. It spells out that the degree of social problem by social problem is correlated to the level of inequality in each country used in the comparisons throughout the book. In the same way that almost everyone accepts the science about the causes of climate change this book provides the basis of a social science and economic consensus. If we want to turn the tide back on poorer health, addictions,stress, crime and get better outcomes in levels of trust and innovation then greater equality is the answer. It adds up , chapter by chapter, to a compelling case.

This book deserves to be required reading for everyone interested in the future political direction of their country. The careful sourcing of data and verification is thorough but in plain english and to the point. It ends with a call to support the equality trust so that soon its clear analysis can be the accepted view. After reading the book I was filled with renewed hope that at least we can pinpoint the problem at source. The authors have been careful to not argue that only one political perspective can provide the solution so long as the starting point of debate is we need to reduce the earning gap between the top and bottom twenty percent in society. Read the book and you will see why greater equality needs to be the starting point of the debate.The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better


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