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Book Review – Rewild Yourself – Simon Barnes

Book Review – Rewild Yourself – Simon Barnes

We're not just losing the wild world. We're forgetting it. We're no longer noticing it. We've lost the habit of looking and seeing and listening and hearing. But we can make hidden things noticeable, and Rewild Yourself features 23 spellbinding ways to bring the wonder of nature much closer to home. Mammals you ...

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Book Review – Swallowtail Summer – Erica James

Book Review – Swallowtail Summer – Erica James

A mesmerizing story about friendship, making a change, and learning to live life to the fullest from Erica James. A treasured home, a group of friends and a summer that will transform all there is… Linston End has been the seasonal holiday home of three families for several years. A sprawling thatched house ...

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Book Review – Home Stretch – Graham Norton

Book Review – Home Stretch – Graham Norton

Graham Norton's powerful and timely novel of exile and return home reveals his keen understanding of the power of stigma and secrecy, with shattering results. Shame and longing can drift through generations, but the mysteries of the heart will not be buried for all time. It is 1987, and a small Irish community ...

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Book Review – Going Green – Nick Spalding

Book Review – Going Green – Nick Spalding

'Nick once again has the amazing ability to make me laugh. Very funny and highly recommended.' - Amazon Review From the bestselling author of Dumped, Actually comes a hilarious story about saving your job, and maybe saving our world in the process. Meet Ellie Cooke. When it comes to all things environmental, ...

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Book Review – Love of Country – Madeleine Bunting

Book Review – Love of Country – Madeleine Bunting

'I personally enjoy reading books in this genre because they are real escapism and I find the writing incredibly inspirational. Bunting's writing is very engaging and researched, she also takes the reader on this journey too.' - Waterstones Review Many people travel in search of the tropical and the unknown. I was ...

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Cranleigh Rotary Member Launches New Book

Cranleigh Rotary Member Launches New Book

Peter Bond latest book, entitled Rosetta: The Remarkable Story of Europe's Comet Explorer, has just been published by Springer. The book, which has numerous full colour illustrations, tells the story of the first mission to fly alongside a comet and land on its surface. It covers more than three decades, starting ...

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Book Review – Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Book Review – Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

'Brave New World is a savage critique of the fallacy of the perfect state, the vogue for genetic engineering and the idea of the noble savage. Brimming with satirical concepts that have been borne out by the passage of time, Huxley’s masterpiece is as relevant now as it ever has been.' - Waterstones Far-off in the ...

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Book Review – 100 Cakes and Bakes – Mary Berry

Book Review – 100 Cakes and Bakes – Mary Berry

'It's not often that you find a collection of mini cookbooks that inspires you with so much confidence, but My Kitchen Table's series of 100 recipes by various chefs is a classy production.' - Sunday Telegraph Magazine Mary Berry is the star of cakes. There is no one better skilled to show you how to make the best ...

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Book Review – The Glass House – Jody Cooksley

Book Review – The Glass House – Jody Cooksley

A poignant, elegant and richly detailed fictional account of 19th century photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron, and her quest to find and share her own creative voice. The Glass House brings an exceptional photographer to life. What is a life without Art and Beauty? Not one that Julia chooses to live. And so she ...

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