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… Calendars, Sundials, and Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland

Synopsis (from the book cover):
Older than the pyramids and predating Stonehenge by at least a thousand years, the stone complexes of ancient Ireland have been extensively excavated and studied, ye they have refused to give up their mystery. Archaeologists have speculated that the chambers were tombs. Art [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 7th 2017

… Ancient Temple In North America Reveals The Key To Ancient Wonders

When I visited Stonehenge I was tempted and bought this book from the shop.
More than 30 years ago on the remote plains of southern Alberta, Canada, scientist Gordon Freeman discovered a Sun Temple. His study of the site led him to find incredible similarities [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 12th 2017

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
‘O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Oct 14th 2016

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 8th 2016

This book of hours is printed on vellum, and features illuminated miniatures and woodcut illustrations. It was produced by the Hardouin family of Paris. who were one of the best know producers of printed books of hours. ST. Nicholas is depicted here (top left) in the vestments of a bishop, including a cope, mitre and [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 15th 2016

Hay Castle is currently in need of a little TLC…

Hay Castle is very much under threat. The castle and manor are in desperate need of conservation to prevent further deterioration. The Norman keep is unstable and unsafe for entry. The famed archway is impassible. The east wing of the Jacobean manor remains roofless and derelict, [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 18th 2015

Hay was a quiet run down market town in 1962, when Richard Booth opened his first bookshop. Ten years and 40 bookshops later, the town became a Mecca for book lovers the whole world over. On 1st April 1977 (All Fools’ Day) Richard declared Hay an Independent Kingdom and the town has been in the [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jun 17th 2015

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