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The Medici Mirror by Melissa Bailey
The Medici Mirror by Melissa Bailey
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy This Book, 24 Oct 2013
This book is a beautifully crafted blend of a horror, ghost, love and crime novel that makes for a genuinely cracking read. Expansively whirling through the eras of Catherine de Medici, Victorian London and the present time this genre-bending debut is chock full of heart stopping twists and moments when the hairs on the back of your neck rise. But it is intimate and has emotional depth too as the author deftly pulls you into the psyches of its engaging and credible characters whose destiny you end up caring about. The feelings of dark revenge, jealousy, betrayal, death, yearning, vulnerability and love are all played out in a way that makes you physically 'feel' the book. I was completely… Read more
Guide to Beekeeping (BBKA Guides) by Ivor Davis
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
There is a fascination with bees currently with many turning to keeping bees as the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of life. I am a beekeeper of seven years and it is an immensely rewarding hobby. The thing I like most about this book is that is genuinely useful and I think a good starting point for anyone thinking of taking it up. There are a few new, what I call 'fluffy' books about beekeeping out there but for the most practical of interests you need a book with meaningful content. And this has it in spades.
Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities by Luke Dixon
5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not For Beekeepers, 5 Oct 2012
There have been two other very similar books published in the last twelve months and this one is no different from either. I found this rather whimsical, naieve and of no real practical value being neither guide book or an accurate reflection of beekeeping in a town. Crucially, it gives no real indication of the amount of skill required to keep bees not to mention the time and the money. Beekeeping is hard work! And sometimes very disappointing but always challenging. It is so simplistic that it is of little use and gives the impression that you can plonk a box of bees in a garden, look at them once a week and then reap loads of honey. But it far more complex than that. As a beekeeper I… Read more