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Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (26 of 32)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 245,020 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 32
Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, a Short History of Her&hellip by Brad Kessler
4.0 out of 5 stars Goated into it, 15 May 2013
The book is really interesting as I have often thought of running away from the big city and starting a small farm with the idea of running goats and milking them to produce an organic style cheese. So this was right up my alley so to speak. So on this front, it was interesting and informative. It is quite a light read in the sense that it doesn't get too detailed and the information given is more likely to make you want to read something heavier to get more information. Kessler writes well, with the exception of continual religious references which I found tiring, but overall it was a good book, very readable and will certainly give you some smiles and information you didn't know.
Pocket Rough Guide Rome (Pocket Rough Guides) by Martin Dunford
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor guide, 20 Dec 2012
To clarify this review we are owners of many guides to many different locations, and of many different "brands" of guide.

Pros: It has a take out map, some history, and lots of recommendations, it fits well into your handbag or even coat pocket.

Cons: We found the map was quite inaccurate, the history was a little light on and many of the recommendations were of places not as described and on a few occasions places that did not exist at all.

My wife who is often a very level headed woman and fantastic with map reading at one point threw this book down onto the street in disgust because of the errors within it. I was tempted to leave it there myself but… Read more
Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians&hellip by Jacqueline Yallop
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 16 Feb 2012
Well, well, well. Well researched, well written and leaves you with a sense of well being. A really great read, fascinating historical references on people, society and how the world got to where it is in many ways. Thoroughly recommendable.