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Blue Badge Tourist Guide Gift Voucher

Gift somebody a Blue Badge Tourist Guide Voucher this Christmas or for any other special anniversary or occasion. Entertaining and enlightening tours If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that there are untold delights on our very own doorstep, just awaiting discovery. Whether planning a holiday somewhere new in the UK next year, or simply […]

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Food and Climate Change – Without the Hot Air

Did you realise that a quarter of our carbon emissions come from food? We didn’t, until we read Sarah Bridle’s thought-provoking book Food and Climate Change – Without the Hot Air®. Sarah, Professor Bridle, skilfully takes the reader through daily meals and snacks setting out their impact on climate change with the aid of impressive […]

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Ghost Empire

In his book Ghost Empire Richard Fidler tells of gruesome murders, espionage, torture, skulduggery, fierce battles and betrayal, intermingling with them are accounts of loyalty, courage, vision and love. He tells of the birth of a city, and an empire, and its eventual fall. Richard confesses to having learnt nothing about Byzantium when at school. […]

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How to Raise a Loaf – and fall in in love with sourdough

I have to confess that in spite of having been on a short bread making course, and having a grandfather who was a master baker, I am really not very good at making bread. But I am getting better and I am desperate to improve. What was I eating? Learning to make decent bread has […]

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South

South, or to give it its full title South – Essential Recipes and New Explorations is the second book written by the renowned American chef Sean Brock. Originally hailing from Virginia Sean was brought up to eat what his family grew and according to what was to hand and in season. It is a practice […]

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Saga Land

So many of the Viking sagas are tales of revenge, death and violence  you could be forgiven  for thinking that Saga Land , the book written by Richard Fidler and Kári Gíslason might be pretty gruesome;  actually, some of it is! Yet there is also something of a dreamlike gentle quality to the book. Maybe […]