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The ex-guardsman and the gentle German Shepherd

Advantages: Fascinating, heartwarming
Disadvantages: Heartbreaking also

This is a true tale of a man and his dog. But both are larger than life. The MAN is Mike Tomkies, a former soldier who was captivated by wild places and who settled for some time in a remote cottage – appropriately he named it “Wildernesse” in the weste ...

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Review of Moobli - Mike Tomkies

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Walk Free

Advantages: Beautiful, interesting, inspiring
Disadvantages: None

I have lots of walking books. All of them have been bought with a half-baked intention of actually doing the walks described within them… which of course, I've only partially succeeded in. I do have some books which I have fully ticked-off, but most of ...

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Review of Pathlands - Peter Owen Jones

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Be transported back into nature with gorgeous paintings and text

Advantages: Colourful illustraions, interesting snippets of information, attractive aged pages
Disadvantages: None

...The Product Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady (1905) Hardcover – 1989 by Edith Holden Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Webb & Bower/Michael Joseph; 1st edition edition (1989) ISBN-10: 0718133390 ISBN-13: 978-0718133399 Printed in the Netherlands. ...

rolandrat123 08.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady - Edith Holden

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I do hope this sheepy tale will be contin-ewed !!

Advantages: A powerful and evocative narrative - a must read!
Disadvantages: Difficult to put down!!

~~ The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District ~~ ~~ Introduction ~~ “Individuals live and die, but the farms, the flocks and the old families go on.” In May my daughter bought me a book as a ‘thank you’ for entertaining her thre ...

sellerleygirl 09.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District - James Rebanks

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Not Just About George

Advantages: More diverse than the title would have you believe
Disadvantages: None - unless you really do have a tortoise fixation

Sometimes we find books on our shelves that we've been meaning to read for a long time, and by the time we get around to reading them they may have lost their original purpose. It would be easy to assign this category to Henry Nicholls' tale of (probably ...

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Review of Lonesome George - Henry Nicholls

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