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I'm disabled with so many disabilities, illnesses and conditions that I lost count when they numbered over 15! I have three cats, live in the middle of nowhere without tv and although suffer severe pain I am generally happy :-)

I like reading about British Prehistory, archaeology, pagan topics (not wicca or that type though), cats, social history of many things and the lives of various animals or birds as well. My favourite books of information are the Shires book on mnay, … Read more


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Robin of Sherwood - The Complete Series (Reconfigu&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Michael Praed
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No Subtitles!, 4 May 2013
I love this series, owned a few older format dvd copies I'd got second hand but when this reconfigured box set came out with 8 discs, I thought fantastic, I'll get it. It really is a fabulous show, I loved the whole programme when it first came out & now, nothing has ever compared to it. But, & this is a BIG but, it is the 21st century, the dvds have been done up, look & sound better, but why on earth are there no subtitles for those of us with hearing problems?? I have ancient Ealing comedy films on dvd that few now know yet they have subtitles. So why on earth doesn't the dvd of this BAFTA award winning, world renowned series have no subtitles? That is a serious mistake.
The series… Read more
Chimneys and Chimney Sweeps (Shire Album) by Benita Cullingford
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This fascinating book tells the social history of this ancient trade that dates from the twelfth century. The author draws on material from original manuscripts and autobiographies by master sweeps as well as other studies. It discusses the five chimney sweeping acts and the role of the journeyman, apprentices and master sweeps and the industry of soot, a byproduct producing good money for the master sweep something I had never been aware of. The chapters deal with the development of chimneys, early chimney sweeping, the eighteenth century, the early nineteenth century, the victorian era and the twentieth century. There are plenty of good illustrations and good photographs all in black and… Read more
A Life In Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Lost Agents&hellip by Sarah Helm
59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
There is so much to say about this book. It seems there have been several conspiricies put forward about Vera Atkins, yet this author has dispelled them with excellent research of her own. Vera Atkins was a major player in the SOE (Special Oerative Executives) F (France) section and undertook her own search to find out what had become of her agents. Her boss Buckmaster made some highly damaging decisions, that condemned the lives of many agents, ignoring key information and clues and giving the Germans information that endangered the lives of his agents. Atkins fought against the War office and government to discover the fate of her own people and for the recognition of the women agents who… Read more