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Fifty Words for Snow
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Fifty Words for Snow

Nancy Campbell. Elliott & Thompson. (224p) ISBN 9781783966035 Picked this up at work a few weeks ago as one of the randoms that came through the door as I like non-fiction books that you can have by the bed with short chapters. This book is specifically about these fifty words for snow and as such …

Yesterday’s Tomorrows
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Yesterday’s Tomorrows

Mike Ashley. British Library Publishing. (320p) ISBN 9780712353717 I can’t remember where I saw this being discussed but wherever it was I paused and went and ordered it immediately. This is now part of my growing collection of books about books and bookish things and what a wonderful addition it is. A survey of early …

How to be Right In a World Gone Wrong
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How To Be Right In a World Gone Wrong

James O’Brien. Ebury Publishing. (240p) ISBN 9780753553121 This is another book I read absolutely ages ago and have just got around to getting a review out for. During the Brexit debacle I watched James quite a bit on YouTube, finding him funny and astute without being really unkind to people he disagreed with and wanted …

Still Water
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Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond

John Lewis-Stempel. Transworld. (304p) ISBN 9781784162429 I was given Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond as it is well known that I love a well written book on nature and the idea of rewilding. I had previously read Meadowland by the same author and really enjoyed the style of John Lewis-Stempel’s writing, so …

Mudlarking
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Mudlarking

Lara Maiklem. Bloomsbury. (336p) ISBN 9781408889237 I’ve always been fascinated by finding things on the shoreline whether they be old things discarded by humans, natural objects shaped by the sea, or evidence of past life in the form of fossils. When the opportunity came along to get a copy of Mudlarking I jumped at it. …

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison. Penguin. (96p) ISBN 9780241346846 Another great addition to the short history type books that are being developed on a lot of different subjects but especially so on women who’ve been hidden from history. As the name states this book is about black women in history, mainly from the 18th century up until recent …

In the Beginning... Was the Command Line
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In the Beginning… Was the Command Line

Neal Stephenson. William Morrow Paperbacks. (151p) ISBN 9780380815937 It’s been quite a while since I read this and I remember it being a book that helped me navigate the social phenomenon of the Internet and how it has developed. Mainly humorous, definitely tongue-in-cheek, this book still makes points that are worth exploring today even though …

100 Ideas That Changed Photography
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100 Ideas That Changed Photography

Mary Warner Marian. Orion Publishing. (216p) ISBN 9781856697965 A comprehensive overview of one hundred ideas that ‘changed’ photography. Though not exhaustive, this is a good look at various ideas that have been developed in the lifetime of the science and art of photography. Each entry is well thought out and formatted to make the information …

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