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 A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess - Amanda Owen

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More tales of life at Ravenseat, the remote Yorkshire hill farm Amanda Owen shares with husband Clive, eight children and 900 sheep. She describes the constant challenges the family face, as they tend their sheep on some of the country's highest, wildest moors. Writing with warmth and humour, Amanda tells how nine-year-old Miles gets his first flock, Reuben takes up the flugelhorn and she gives birth to a new baby girl. She also gives a new home to an ageing and neglected horse, while Clive is almost arrested on a midnight stakeout to catch a sheep-rustling dog. A delight for anyone who has dreamed of living close to nature.


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1. Barefoot at the Lake A Memoir of Summer People and Water Creatures (Large Print Edition) - Bruce Fogle

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £16.99  - Currently in stock

Lake Chemong, 1954. Every summer, from June to August, the Fogle family pack up and leave the big city of Toronto, escaping to their white, cedar-clad cottage, the last in a row of a cluster of houses nestled in primordial forest on a wide, ink-blue lake. Mr Fogle, a silent mountain of a man, built the cottage himself. In the mind of ten year old Bruce, his father is brown and green, the colours of the land, his whip smart, gregarious mother, a vivid and fiery red. This year, joining his parents, his older brother Rob and Angus the family dog, is his mother's wise and enigmatic brother, Reub. At first, this summer break seems like any other. Bruce spends his days floating in the row boat with Grace from next door, jumping off the diving raft, eating peach pie, watching the seagulls and herons, observing frogs and turtles and catching crayfish. Relishing the heat of the sun on his bare skin and the sludge of the lakebed beneath his toes, he, even at this young age, understands his life is pretty perfect. But then everything starts to change. Family dynamics are shifting, and over the summer both the harshness of the adult world and the thoughtless cruelty of children leave their mark. By the time the weather turns Bruce will be a different child, and will have chosen his own path to understanding the shifting, fragile wilderness that frames their summer idyll. Teeming with wonderful characters, Barefoot at the Lake is the story of a boy discovering his place in the world and realising his deep connection with nature. It is a memoir that will utterly transport you - you'll feel the sun on your face, the pebbles of the lake under foot and catch the scent of the pine on the wind.

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2. Gallipoli (Large Print Edition) - Alan Moorehead

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £26.99  - Currently in stock

The classic and definitive history of the Gallipoli campaign with a new introduction by Sir Max Hastings. Moorehead, the finest war correspondent of his generation, recounts why the campaign was so important in the lessons it taught and why it continues to have such an emotional hold on the present day, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.

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3. The Perfect Stranger - P. J. Kavanagh

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £16.99  - Currently in stock

The early years of poet P.J. Kavanagh's life - which took him from a Butlin's Holiday Camp to Switzerland and Paris, to a battlefield in Korea, to Oxford and Barcelona, and finally to Java - made little sense to him, until 'something extraordinary happened': his meeting with Sally, 'the perfect stranger'.

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4. Gallipoli (Large Print Edition) - Alan Moorehead

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £24.99  - Currently in stock

The classic and definitive history of the Gallipoli campaign with a new introduction by Sir Max Hastings. Moorehead, the finest war correspondent of his generation, recounts why the campaign was so important in the lessons it taught and why it continues to have such an emotional hold on the present day, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.

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5. The Devil in the Marshalsea - Antonia Hodgson

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £21.99  - Currently in stock

Thrilling new historical fiction starring a scoundrel with a heart of gold and set in the darkest debtors prison in Georgian London, where people fall dead as quickly as they fall in love and no one is as they seem.

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6. The Perfect Stranger - P. J. Kavanagh

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £14.99  - Currently in stock

The early years of poet P.J. Kavanagh’s life – which took him from a Butlin’s Holiday Camp to Switzerland and Paris, to a battlefield in Korea, to Oxford and Barcelona, and finally to Java – made little sense to him, until ‘something extraordinary happened’: his meeting with Sally, ‘the perfect stranger’.

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7. The Saga of the 'Discovery' - Louis Bernacchi

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The story of Captain Scott's first expedition, by one who went with him. Louis Bernacchi's book Saga of the 'Discovery' is a comprehensive history of the fascinating ship which was built specifically for Antarctic exploration, and which was used intermittently for such purposes until the early 1930s, when she was given to the Boy Scouts Association...

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8. Barefoot at the Lake A Memoir of Summer People and Water Creatures (Large Print Edition) - Bruce Fogle

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £14.99  - Currently in stock

Lake Chemong, 1954. Every summer, from June to August, the Fogle family pack up and leave the big city of Toronto, escaping to their white, cedar-clad cottage, the last in a row of a cluster of houses nestled in primordial forest on a wide, ink-blue lake. Mr Fogle, a silent mountain of a man, built the cottage himself. In the mind of ten year old Bruce, his father is brown and green, the colours of the land, his whip smart, gregarious mother, a vivid and fiery red. This year, joining his parents, his older brother Rob and Angus the family dog, is his mother's wise and enigmatic brother, Reub. At first, this summer break seems like any other. Bruce spends his days floating in the row boat with Grace from next door, jumping off the diving raft, eating peach pie, watching the seagulls and herons, observing frogs and turtles and catching crayfish. Relishing the heat of the sun on his bare skin and the sludge of the lakebed beneath his toes, he, even at this young age, understands his life is pretty perfect. But then everything starts to change. Family dynamics are shifting, and over the summer both the harshness of the adult world and the thoughtless cruelty of children leave their mark. By the time the weather turns Bruce will be a different child, and will have chosen his own path to understanding the shifting, fragile wilderness that frames their summer idyll. Teeming with wonderful characters, Barefoot at the Lake is the story of a boy discovering his place in the world and realising his deep connection with nature. It is a memoir that will utterly transport you - you'll feel the sun on your face, the pebbles of the lake under foot and catch the scent of the pine on the wind.

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9. The Devil in the Marshalsea - Antonia Hodgson

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £19.99  - Currently in stock

Thrilling new historical fiction starring a scoundrel with a heart of gold and set in the darkest debtors prison in Georgian London, where people fall dead as quickly as they fall in love and no one is as they seem.

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10. A Man Called Ove (Large Print Edition) - Fredrik Backman

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £29.99  - Currently in stock

At first sight, Ove is almost certainly the grumpiest man you will ever meet. He thinks himself surrounded by idiots - neighbours who can't reverse a trailer properly, joggers, shop assistants who talk in code, and the perpetrators of the vicious coup d'etat that ousted him as Chairman of the Residents' Association. He will persist in making his daily inspection rounds of the local streets. But isn't it rare, these days, to find such old-fashioned clarity of belief and deed? Such unswerving conviction about what the world should be, and a lifelong dedication to making it just so? In the end, you will see, there is something about Ove that is quite irresistible... The word-of-mouth bestseller causing a sensation across Europe, Fredrik Backman's heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step - and less ready to judge on first impressions a man you might one day wish to have as your dearest friend.

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11. The Great Gatsby (Large Print Edition) - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby was first published in 1925 and is considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece. This is a large print edition printed in 16 point font size. The mysterious Jay Gatsby uses his fabulous wealth to create an enchanted world fit for his former love, Daisy Buchanan, now married to Tom. Daisy, though, is a romanticised figment of his own imagination, and the extraordinary world that he creates is equally illusory. He gives lavish, legendary, parties where the guests and gate-crashers enjoy free-flowing champagne and cocktails and carefree hospitality. It is easy for modern readers to forget that the story takes place in the time of Prohibition (1920 to 1933) something that would have been immediately apparent when the book was first published. It enforces the nature of the unreal world that Gatsby creates, beyond the reach of the law and the police. But a more sinister reality begins to break through, as idealised romantic figures prove to have human frailties and selfish motivations, and the grandiose world of Gatsby's creation crumbles and disillusion turns to tragedy. A new film, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan was released in 2013.

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12. The Great Gatsby (Large Print Edition) - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £13.50  - Currently in stock

The Great Gatsby was first published in 1925 and is considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece. This is a large print edition printed in 16 point font size. The mysterious Jay Gatsby uses his fabulous wealth to create an enchanted world fit for his former love, Daisy Buchanan, now married to Tom. Daisy, though, is a romanticised figment of his own imagination, and the extraordinary world that he creates is equally illusory. He gives lavish, legendary, parties where the guests and gate-crashers enjoy free-flowing champagne and cocktails and carefree hospitality. It is easy for modern readers to forget that the story takes place in the time of Prohibition (1920 to 1933) something that would have been immediately apparent when the book was first published. It enforces the nature of the unreal world that Gatsby creates, beyond the reach of the law and the police. But a more sinister reality begins to break through, as idealised romantic figures prove to have human frailties and selfish motivations, and the grandiose world of Gatsby's creation crumbles and disillusion turns to tragedy. A new film, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan will be released in 2012.

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13. We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land - Jimmy Carter

Largeprint (Hardback) Our price: £18.99  - Currently in stock

Nobel Peace Laureate argues that this is a unique time for achieving peace in the Middle East - and offers a comprehensive plan to do just that.

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14. A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman

Largeprint (Paperback) Our price: £19.99  - Currently in stock

The word–of–mouth bestseller causing a sensation across Europe, Fredrik Backman's heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step — and less ready to judge on first impressions a man you might one day wish to have as your dearest friend.

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15. We can Have Peace in the Holy Land - Jimmy Carter

Largeprint (paperback) Our price: £9.99  - Currently in stock

Nobel Peace Laureate argues that this is a unique time for achieving peace in the Middle East - and offers a comprehensive plan to do just that.

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16. The Storm: The World Economic Crisis & What It Means - Vince Cable

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Vince Cable, one of the most universally respected parliamentarians on the current world economic crisis, explains how we got here and where we're going.

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17. Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris

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When she was 15, Harper was struck by a bolt of lightning, leaving her able to find dead people. It's taken a while, but now Harper's happy with her life: she's making money using her talent to help people & she's in love - with her stepbrother.

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18. The Big Steal - Emyl Jenkins

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Hoyt and Mazie Wyndfield had furnished their Virginia manor house with antiques and rare treasures. So it was natural that after their deaths, Wynderly would become a museum. But a burglary exposed more than a simple theft.

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19. The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood

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Adam One, the kindly leader of the God's Gardeners, predicted the waterless flood. Now it has occurred, obliterating most human life. By turns dark, tender, violent, & hilarious, 'The Year of the Flood' is a testament to Atwood's visionary power.

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20. The Quickening Maze - Adam Foulds

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Based on real events in Epping Forest on the edge of London around 1840, 'The Quickening Maze' centres on the first incarceration of the great nature poet John Clare.

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