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This Guide is From The Countree

Advantages: An educational almanac - written by an enthusiast.
Disadvantages: Several personality trait flood out - old fashioned in values.

...Geoffrey Grigson (1905 - 1985) British poet (Father of Sophie Grigson author) Grigson wasn't a quiet unassuming man, you would of thought, perhaps, wistfully, ambling along, whilst breathing in the balanced scents of decay and lush odours; may ...

1st2thebar 05.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Shell Country Alphabet - Geoffrey Grigson

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A country alphabet..

Advantages: Full of fascinating facts, easy to dip in and out of.
Disadvantages: Sparse illustrations will put off some.

The Shell Country Alphabet is not the sort of book that would have leapt of the shelf at me. I enjoy country walks and I am interested in wildlife but something about the title made me think this book would be dull and dry. Luckily for me, a neighbour who ...

ryeb 04.12.2011 · Read full review
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Imagine London without the underground

Advantages: Fascinating, informative and entertaining history
Disadvantages: None

The author Although he was born in Yorkshire, Andrew Martin has long been enthralled by the London Underground. His father worked on British Rail, and Andrew himself therefore had free travel on the system as well as a Privilege Pass which entitle ...

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Review of Underground Overground - Andrew Martin

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No wombles here!

Advantages: Interesting insight, enjoyable to read
Disadvantages: None

Underground Overground by Andrew Martin is subtitled "A Passenger's History of the Tube". Since he was young, Martin has been fascinated by the tube, and this is his attempt to tell its history, not from the historian's point of view, but as a passenger. ...

eilidhcatriona 30.05.2013 · Read full review
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Yak farming in Patagonia...

Advantages: Informative and entertaining story of friendship and adventure.
Disadvantages: none

John McCarthy and Brian Keenan are names many will recall from the 1980's. McCarthy was a journalist who was kidnapped and held hostage in the Lebanon, whilst covering the story of hostage Brian Keenan. Irishman Brian Keenan had been teaching at the Ameri ...

JEFFJEN 22.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Between Extremes - Brian Keenan

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