Monthly Archives: April 2007

Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald

This is the story of Tami, who receives the gift from her parents of a small bottle of American sand and a plane ticket to America. Such simple gifts, but with a very special meaning. Tami flies to America, on … Continue reading

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Meme!

snaffled from Beebarf on Live Journal I am aCanna What FlowerAre You?

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Book Meme

Snaffled from Caffyolay on Live Journal Hardback, trade paperback or mass market paperback?EitherBarnes & Noble or Borders?Any bookshop is wonderful! Bookmark or dog-ear?Book mark or anything to prevent me from dog-earing a page. I’ve even been know to use loo … Continue reading

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Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz

I really enjoyed this book. It was the mix of travel and history, intermingled with good humour. The author follows the trail of Captain Cook, from Tahiti through to New Zealand,Botony Bay,The Great Barrier Reef,Savage Island,Tonga,North Yorkshire, London, Alaska and … Continue reading

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Buried treasure: travels through the jewel box by Victoria Finlay

I did enjoy this book; it was a steady combination of history,travel,geology and social anthropology. It was a very informative book, but I did find, like the previous reader of the book ring, that the author was fairly clinical about … Continue reading

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A Gentle Madness : Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books by Nicholas Basbanes

I have had this book much too long (it arrived in January!), but I have devoured it slowly! This arrived but remained as home reading because of its lack of portability. What a wonderful read, and I have just purchased … Continue reading

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Homework, Week 16, 2007: Vivid Memories

Describe the clearest, most vivid memory of your childhood….. I consider myself to be lucky; I can remember back to the age of about 3 years old. Visiting my Great Grandmother, She was poorly, mainly due to being elderly, when … Continue reading

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Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management by Mark Forster

A fascinating read, with some useful concepts for time management and clearing those backlogs! Written in simple and easy to understand language. – Be able to declare a ‘backlog’ of work – Be aware that having a priority list can … Continue reading

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Today’s Guardian Supplement

The UK newspaper ,”The Guardian” (Saturday) has a 92-page supplement on Family History. Aimed at beginners, it guides the way to take research further. Read the online version Happy reading!

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Who Do You Think You Are?

The Society of Genealogist Fair have teamed to host the Who Do you think you are ? Live The entrance fee has increased from £8 to £20 per person, but there is a special offer on at the moment of … Continue reading

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