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How to Breed Sheep, Geese and English Eccentrics by Valerie Poore
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dream time walkabout, 23 May 2014
This is a good, thoughtful funny book that moves along. Maisie is a lot of fun but trying to get her mothers small (well sort of biggish small holding to run) holding to run takes a lot of effort and persuasion and sheer hard work. (Val Poore is no stranger to hard work as you will know if you have read Watery Ways and Harbour Ways about trying to get a barge in Rotterdam up and running.) There are a lot of helpful eccentrics on hand and characters, some like a modern day Thomas Hardy. They come and go.
One thing not to do is fixing your clutch problems with your car the way Maisie's boyfriend Simon did. It worked sort of, but I will not spoil the fun . The dogs, cats and Jacob Sheep… Read more
Harbour Ways by Valerie Poore
Harbour Ways by Valerie Poore
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Harbour Ways is a great book.If you have ever, ever felt like giving up on a dream read this book .Valerie Poore has pioneer stickability .Once she caught her dream of owning and living on a barge and that dream was bolted in her heart she went for it. If anyone had reason to give up it was she .Everything that could go wrong did and had to be overcome .The things she had to learn to do before she could get a loo and a bath. Helped by her friend Koos who knew an exceptional woman when he saw one, the story grows until you are sitting with your pot of coffee and cake on a warm chair lapping the story up like the sound of the water off the side of the barge.
The writing is excellent ,the… Read more
Soulbook by Dr. Joshua A. Sipper
Soulbook by Dr. Joshua A. Sipper
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful thinking, 30 Mar 2014
Dr Sippers book is able to blow away the cobwebs of preconceived ideas. "We are set apart from the rest of creation because we are souls. Our soul originates with someone who can make a soul and that person is God." Dr Sipper then rightly goes on to show that there are some things about human nature that are indefinable by science and only attributable to the supernatural - the soul is one of them. He goes on to define the soul and its relationship to God and to the spirit . He covers hell ,separation from God and being with God .The joy of heaven and the blessings and the recognition of loved ones who have died in the faith and the absence of loved ones who have rejected the… Read more