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Book Review – Diddly Squat – Jeremy Clarkson

Book Review – Diddly Squat – Jeremy Clarkson

Welcome to Jeremy's farm. It's an picturesque spot, offering charming views across the Cotswolds, lively hedgerows, woodlands and natural springs. Jeremy always enjoyed the idea being a farmer. However, while he was travelling around the world having lots of fun with cars than was wholly reasonable, it seemed clear ...

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Book Review – One More For Christmas – Shane Benzie

Book Review – One More For Christmas – Shane Benzie

The latest Christmas novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Wedding in December. Gayle is a very effective and ambitious businesswoman, but her success comes at a high price…she hasn't seen or talked to her daughters, Ella and Samantha, for a long time. However, when Gayle has an accident at work, she ...

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Book Review – October, October – Katya Balen

Book Review – October, October – Katya Balen

A masterpiece in the making for anyone who ever dreamed to be WILD. October and her dad live in the woods, they know the trees, the stones, the lake and stars as if they were close friends. They live in the woodlands and they are one with nature, and that's the way it is…until the year October turns eleven. That's ...

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New Local History Book: Ewhurst 1910 – 1960

New Local History Book: Ewhurst 1910 – 1960

Ewhurst 1910 – 1960 covers a period of just fifty years, a period when Ewhurst, like the rest of the country, underwent enormous upheaval and change. Local historian Janet Balchin has been researching the history of Ewhurst and its environs for over 30 years and has written several books on the subject. To ...

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Book Review – A Kind Of Spark – Elle McNicoll

Book Review – A Kind Of Spark – Elle McNicoll

Winner of the Blue Peter Prize for Best Story 2021. A Kind of Spark tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she fights for a memorial in remembrance of the witch trials that happened in her Scottish hometown. Addie is certain there’s more to the story of these 'witches', exactly like there is more to hers. Can ...

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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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