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Good to see a revival of this material
on 29 July 2007
This book reminds me of the Children's Britannica set of books that my parents kept a set of and the I-Spy series. Full of great stuff and good to see that it attempts to revive our old childhoods when we didn't have Playstations or TV on demand. It's a great book and I'm thankful to the authors for reviving all this stuff though its a bit over-rated.
It plays a bit on nostalgia and I'm sorry, but our childhoods weren't full of carrying out these sort of activities all the time, though I remember the marbles and conker seasons. We read lots of stuff about making tree houses in those days too but I don't know anyone who actually made one.
That said, its a fabulous book, and provides a platform for those who are interested to find out more. e.g. How to pack a suitcase, the perfect sandcastle, a campher powered boat etc.