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Down to Earth: Gardening Wisdom
Down to Earth: Gardening Wisdom
Price: £5.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A piece of literature more than a textbook, 8 Oct. 2017
Very much a prosaic work. Wonderful writing, gardening advice fed by personal thought, feeling and observation. A book to soak up quietly, more for the pleasure of reading than as a practical go-to reference book.

A smooth, candlelight desert to go with the main course of the more reference-able "Complete Gardener" from the same author and publisher.


First-Time Gardener: How to plan, plant & enjoy your garden
First-Time Gardener: How to plan, plant & enjoy your garden
by Frances Tophill
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.94

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, comprehensive, a must-buy!, 28 July 2016
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FULL of information, FULL of ideas, and FULL of charisma. That is without mentioning the stunning photography on each and every page. I own many gardening books and buy gardening magazines by the bundle, and it's true that there probably is not any unique information in First Time Gardener. However, the presentation of this book makes it feel so alive so full of vibrance and evocation. It is a fully comprehensive gardening book but just so much more fun and enjoyable than the rest.

Frances Tophill (who must surely become a big media star in gardening within the next couple of years, as she is going to feature more and more on Gardeners World) stamps her charismatic and engaging personality on not just the design and fun, information packed pages, but on the prose of the text, which has a feel that makes you feel like you are talking to her, not just a ghost-writer.

This is my favourite gardening book.


The Broads - A unique National Park: History Wildlife Recreation
The Broads - A unique National Park: History Wildlife Recreation
Price: £1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Read It., 3 July 2016
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A simple read but a must if you re visiting the Norfolk Broads.

Explains the history and future, and much of the nature.

It will give you a pleasant understanding that will mean you connect far more closely to the area when you are there.


The River Cottage Meat Book
The River Cottage Meat Book
by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.72

5.0 out of 5 stars Eat Meat, Buy This, 3 July 2016
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The most important Hugh book.

Learn about the animals, the meat and what constitutes goo and not good meat. Genuinely lots to learn. I have always known a bit more than most as the son of a butcher and having worked on farms as a teenager, but I still learned a huge amount.

This is more a textbook on meat than a recipe book - though there are plenty of recipes, this is more a canon of knowledge and philosophy.

Chapters on each class of meat. Then, chapters on each type of cooking - Roasting, Slow-Cooking, Barbecueing, for example.


Stamford Sandalwood Incense, 20 Sticks x 6 Packs
Stamford Sandalwood Incense, 20 Sticks x 6 Packs
Offered by The Golden Bear
Price: £5.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 July 2016
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Nice scent at a great price.


Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life
Jamie at Home: Cook Your Way to the Good Life
by Jamie Oliver
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wholesome, Hearty Must-Have Cookbook, 3 July 2016
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Excellent all-round cook book. Friendly feel and many, many recipes that you WILL ACTUALLY COOK, unlike most celebrity chef books.

Jamie introduces a vegetable with a spread explaining how he grows tham in his garden, with lots of wholesome photos of him getting his hands muddy. Then follows a section on using that vegetable in the kitchen. Some recipes revolving around it, others focusing on a different main ingredient.

The pie recipe is a favourite.


The River Cottage Cookbook
The River Cottage Cookbook
by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Little more needs be said about this epoch-defining work. ..., 3 July 2016
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Little more needs be said about this epoch-defining work.

Just be ready to change your lifestyle and shell out for at least 3 other River Cottage titles.

Hugh's philosophy on food production and preparation, and indeed the value we place on what and how we eat, has single-handedly stopped my McDonald's rive-thru habit.


RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe (Rspb Guides)
RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe (Rspb Guides)
by Rob Hume
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.33

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent all round bird book - look no-where else., 3 July 2016
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Excellent bird book. I am an interested amateur and not a "birder".

Divided into broad families of birds. The intro page for each family (I use the word family broadly, not biologically) shows all the birds together for size and visual comparison, which I found useful as a complete bird beginner.

Each bird gets a full page with a huge amount of detail and facts, including songs, flight pattern, distribution, food and habitat, all sorts.

The book also comes with a CD with many excerpts of the birds songs. It makes a relaxing alternative to the radio when driving!

Very good as a family bird book, kids and adults alike will find it excellent.


Pukka Pads Value Cloakroom Raffle Ticket Number Pad (Pack of 6)
Pukka Pads Value Cloakroom Raffle Ticket Number Pad (Pack of 6)
Price: £9.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 July 2016
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Perfectly good.


Jumpstart! Poetry
Jumpstart! Poetry
by Pie Corbett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry is a tough thing for many teachers to approach ..., 3 July 2016
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Poetry is a tough thing for many teachers to approach, especially with less and less children growing up with a rich oral/musical home life. This book is a rare tool to help primary practicioners get to grips with teaching this neglected area of Literacy.


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