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Good books for discerning readers

A SELECTION OF OUR BOOKS

TRAVEL & LEISURE

NARROWBOATING FOR NOVICES:

 

Everything you need to know for a successful holiday on the UK canal network

by John & Annie Henshaw

John and Annie Henshaw took their first narrowboat holiday in 2002. Now, in Narrowboating for Novices, they share all the knowledge they have acquired over the years - and which they wish they’d had when they were just beginning!  Aimed at both the complete newcomer and those with limited experience of narrowboating, this combination of guide book and instruction manual is all you need for a successful holiday on the UK canal network.

SPIRITUALISM &MEDIUMSHIP

NOTES ON MEDIUMSHIP

by Ruth Kidson

Written by a spiritualist medium, this book encompasses everything that she has learned during ten years of training at the Arthur Findlay College (known as the world’s foremost college for the advancement of spiritualism and psychic sciences).  The college draws students from across the world, who come to learn from today's finest teachers of mediumship.  But for every student who attends courses at AFC, there are many mediums and aspiring mediums who don't have this opportunity - and it is for them that this book has primarily been written. 

GARDENING & PLANTS

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS AND THE VICTORIAN GARDEN

by Rachel Henry

Anna Maria Campbell's mid-19th century Floral Dictionary lists over 300 plants and Rachel Henry investigates each one  to see how it was used in the Victorian era by gardeners, cooks, physicians and others.  Incorporating numerous quotes from some of the foremost gardening writers of the Victorian era, the book also looks at the history and folklore of the plants and the meaning given to each in different floral dictionaries.  It is illustrated with pencil drawings based on 19th century botanical prints.

FICTION

THE MAN FROM NOWHERE

by Gillian McRae

Wilhelm didn't know he was a slave . . . until he escaped.  

Now the world in which he finds himself is one that he didn't know existed - a world that he neither recognises nor understands. 

Free from the strange music that played incessantly in the mines in which he worked and lived, he is able to think for himself for the first time in his life. 

But how can he survive and who can he trust? And who will help him to unravel the centuries-old mystery that will release all his people from slavery?

This is a book that you won't want to put down.

CHILDREN'S

A SPIDER NAMED HERBERT

A delightful story, in verse, of a spider who lives on his own in an attic . . . but one day he ventures down into the house! Beautifully illustrated by Lucia Benito Zambrana, it is suitable for children up to the age of 6 and will delight both children and parents.

by Jacqueline Edwards

by Jacqueline Edwards

A CAT NAMED WHALEBONE

The story, in verse, of a cat who makes a new friend and goes on an adventure with her.  Complemented by vibrant illustrations it is suitable for children up to the age of 6.  Amazon customers have described it as "delightful" and "charming" and report that their little ones love both story and illustrations.

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