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Synopsis (From the English Heritage website):
‘Stonehenge, where stones of wonderful size have been erected after the manner of doorways … no one can conceive how such great stones have been so raised aloft, or why they were built there’From Henry of Huntingdon’s History of the English People, written in about 1130
Stonehenge [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 28th 2014

Synopsis (from the book cover):
In this true, fascinating and very moving story, Ted Cowling takes the reader through his childhood to his enlistment into the RAF on 4th September 1939. He describes his brushes with death in the skies over Europe and his part in a top secret and highly dangerous mission to Russia in [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jun 7th 2014

Synopsis (from book cover):
The story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is very difficult to describe.  Usually we give some clues about the book on the jacket, but in this case we think that would spoil the reading of the book.  We think it is important that you start to read without knowing what [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 5th 2014

Synopsis (from the book cover):
How many days are there between full moons – think you know?  Is there an ancient key to the calendar hidden in the stone circles?  What is the magical secret of the Sun-Moon-Earth system?
If you have ever wondered about eclipses,  tides or the seasons, this amazing little book by acknowledged time-lord [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on May 14th 2014

…Fortresses of the Albigensian Crusade 1209 – 1300
During the early 13th century the north of what is now France went to war with the south in a bloody crusade aimed at destroying the heretical sect know as the Cathars.  The conflict was characterized by vicious guerrilla actions and the besieging of the innumerable fortified sites [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Apr 10th 2014

… A year in the Languedoc wine country

Synopsis (from the author’s website):
In Virgile’s Vineyard, Patrick Moon explores the world of Languedoc wine. Among the cast of characters that Patrick meets during his year of discovery is Virgile, a young local wine-maker who offers to initiate him into the mysteries of each seasons work in the [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 3rd 2014

Synopsis (from book cover):
William George Armstrong was one of the leading and most successful of Great Britain’s nineteenth century engineers. At Elswick he began a career in mechanical and civil engineering, moving into armaments, and then on to naval and, at Walker, mercantile shipbuilding.  In the later decades of the Victorian age his company was [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 7th 2014

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