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Beachcombing

Advantages: Beautiful writing, interesting facts
Disadvantages: None

Sprackland is a poet, and a good one. At least I assume she's a good poet – I rarely read poetry these days. Her first collection was shortlisted for the Forward Prize, her second was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award and ...

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Review of Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach - Jean Sprackland

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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 ...

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Review of The Shepherd's Life: A Tale of the Lake District - James Rebanks

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A Useful Reference Guide

Advantages: Useful Reference, detailed information, great pictures
Disadvantages: Not in any sort of order

RSPB Handbook of British Birds My partner and I have been members of the RSPB for some time. I have always had a fond interest in birds and somehow managed to drag her into it with the offer of joint membership. When we became members, we took ad ...

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Review of Rspb Handbook Of British Birds - Peter Holden

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More interesting than listening to humans

Advantages: Simple, kind dog training method and a wealth of practical experience and advice
Disadvantages: None

We’ve had Monty Roberts, the Horse Whisperer (from his book ‘The Man Who Listens to Horses’), with Robert Redford playing him in the movie version – now we have Jan Fennell, the Dog Whisperer. I’d like to see Glen Close playi ...

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Review of The Forest People - Colin Turnbull

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Raindrops the size of lemons

Advantages: Magical
Disadvantages: It ended

...Do you ever wonder whatever happened to the characters in the fairy tales you were told as child. . . the ones that would make you feel all warm and happy inside? Somehow these feelings of wonderment seem to fade in direct proportion to responsibili ...

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Review of The Forest People - Colin Turnbull

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