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Our Garden Birds
Our Garden Birds
by Matt Sewell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.70

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Artist Matt Sewell depicts our garden birds in his own unique style, 4 April 2012
This review is from: Our Garden Birds (Hardcover)
Artist Matt Sewell is also an avid ornithologist, and here he delineates our garden birds in his own unique style. His vibrant, almost childlike watercolours are accompanied by his distinctive pen-portraits, where the house sparrow is "as British as chip butties", the linnet is "as cute as your first crush", and the jackdaw is "often seen swaggering about like he's carrying a couple of radiators".


A History of Yorkshire: County of the Broad Acres
A History of Yorkshire: County of the Broad Acres
by David Hey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This should take pride of place on every Yorkshire bookshelf, 3 April 2012
It must have been quite a challenge to encapsulate Yorkshire's history in one volume, but David Hey tackles this challenge with typical gusto.

He outlines the broad sweep of the county's history from the Ice Age up to the present day, explaining the impact of each era: the arrivals of the Romans, Vikings and Normans; the Wars of the Roses; spectacular growth during the Industrial Revolution; and postward population changes and the decline of manufacturing. Having studied the county for many years (he is now emeritus professor of local and family history at Sheffield University), David Hey has a remarkable breadth of knowledge, which he imparts with clarity and style.

His readable and authorative account of the county's rich history -- superb value at £14.99 for nearly 500 well-illustrated pages -- deserves pride of place on every Yorkshire bookshelf.


Britannia: One Hundred Documents That Shaped a Nation
Britannia: One Hundred Documents That Shaped a Nation
by Graham Stewart
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars An original and attention-grabbing idea for a book, 15 Mar. 2012
An original and attention-grabbing idea, this: two thousand years of British history as told through one hundred landmark documents, ranging from the Lindisfarne Gospels and Beowulf to the 1948 British National Act and the EEC Accession Treaty, that together have helped shape a nation.


Britannia: 100 Documents that Shaped a Nation
Britannia: 100 Documents that Shaped a Nation
by Graham Stewart
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £21.25

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An original and attention-grabbing idea for a book, 15 Mar. 2012
An original and attention-grabbing idea, this: two thousand years of British history as told through one hundred landmark documents, ranging from the Lindisfarne Gospels and Beowulf to the 1948 British National Act and the EEC Accession Treaty, that together have helped shape a nation.


Britain's Best Historic Sites
Britain's Best Historic Sites
by Tom Quinn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A visitor's guide to over eighty historic sites, 12 Mar. 2012
Former 'Countryman' editor Tom Quinn selects over eighty historic sites, from a Neolithic tomb to a Victorian model village; each has a concise description and essential visitor information.


Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying
Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying
by Jenna Woginrich
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An easy-to-follow guide for the absolute beginner to keeping chickens, 12 Mar. 2012
An easy-to-follow guide for the absolute beginner to keeping chickens, including breed types, housing, feeding and healthcare. The author lives in rural New York so much of the subject matter has an American slant, but the book is still full of good general advice and tips, such as how talk radio could serve as an effective fox-scarer. Paperback, colour photographs, 128 pages.


Cotswold Stone Barns
Cotswold Stone Barns
by Dr Tim Jordan
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An illustrated guide to the stone barns of the Cotswolds, 12 Mar. 2012
This review is from: Cotswold Stone Barns (Paperback)
An illustrated guide to the stone barns of the Cotswolds, tracing their development from the Middle Ages onwards, how they were affected by changes in farming practices and by mechanisation, and the current trend for converting redundant barns into housing, businesses or comm≠un≠ity spaces.


On Nature: Unexpected Ramblings on the British Countryside
On Nature: Unexpected Ramblings on the British Countryside
by Caught by the River
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A diverting meander through the byways of the British countryside., 12 Mar. 2012
A collection of writers, artists and musicians celebrate their particular passions for the British countryside, from falconry and foraging to nocturnal angling and regional ales.

Broadcaster Stuart Maconie recalls eel-poaching in the Lake District ("The poaching of eels was a highly skilled and technical endeavour undertaking with as much ruthless efficiency as a teenage boy can when he's drunk his own body weight in bitter"); and singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn tries to convey the excitement of allotment-visiting to her children ("My nine-year-old came up with an analogy that was the only he could make sense of it - `This is like Lego for you, isn't it, Mum?'").

A diverting meander through the byways of the British countryside.


One for Sorrow: A Book of Old-Fashioned Lore
One for Sorrow: A Book of Old-Fashioned Lore
by Chloe Rhodes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Charming compendium of well-known proverbs and sayings, 8 Mar. 2012
The origins of old-fashioned lore and country wisdom are often surprising, as Chloe Rhodes reveals in this charming compendium of well-known proverbs and sayings: 'One swallow does not make a summer' comes from classical Greek via the fifteenth-century humanist Erasmus; 'There's no smoke without fire' can be traced back to an early Roman comedy; and the adage 'You can't each an old dog new tricks' when it first appeared in the Boke of Husbandrie in 1523 (as "it is harde to make an olde dogge to stoupe") was meant literally and not metaphorically.


The Journal of a Disappointed Man (Nature Classics Library)
The Journal of a Disappointed Man (Nature Classics Library)
by W.N.P. Barbellion
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An account of Barbellion's lust for life in death, 8 Mar. 2012
W N P Barbellion (the pen name of Bruce Cummings) begins his journal in 1902 aged thirteen, cataloguing his misadventures in the Devon country≠side, collecting birds' eggs, getting stuck in quicksand -- and spying on girls through his binoculars. In 1912 he starts work at the Natural History Museum in London, and he chron≠icles his struggles with poverty and failures in love, always haunted by the knowledge of his own impend≠ing death from multiple sclerosis (the 13th November entry begins bleakly with "Still thinking of suicide").

This beautifully produced new edition of what Barbellion termed a "self-portrait in the nude" still grabs the attention through his lust for life in death -- or what Tim Dee in his introduction encapsulates as `vigor mortis'. Paperback, 288 pages.
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