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Dark, Salt, Clear: The Life of a Fishing Town by Lamorna Ash - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9781635576153
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 1st, 2020

I was completely captivated by Ash’s stunning writing, and the tremendous sense of place it gave me. When Ash moves to Cornwall from London, she explores the traditions and lives of the fishing community that has shaped this part of the world, discovering the ways, and struggles, they keep this industry and way of life alive. Ash begins to take rides on several different fishing vessels, and explores the uniqueness of them, and also the mindset and comradery of the men that work on them. This book is a tremendous body of research and insight into a way of life that may be in its twilight years. Excellent. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places by Robert Macfarlane - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781324015826
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 24th, 2020

“Ghostways holds a hagstone up to landscape, and shows the skulls beneath its skin.”
A stunning work in two halves.
Ness reads like an epic narrative poem of old, looking through time at a place's past lives, as nature claims it back.
Holloway follows one of the old paths of Britain, a part of landscape trodden into a groove by centuries of use, and the feeling of stepping back in time it evokes.
These two tales are poetic and evocative, and this is only heightened by the amazing artwork of Stanley Donwood. A gem. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Don't You Forget About Me: A Novel by Mhairi McFarlane - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062958464
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 10th, 2019

A completely delightful novel about the lasting effects of our first true love on the rest of our lives, the bar that all following relationships will be held against. Incredibly witty, with laser sharp observations, this book will have you nodding in agreement, as well as laughing out loud. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593189481
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

A beautiful book to remedy what ails us all today. May writes about a period in her life when the only way for her to heal was by wintering,; a drawing in of oneself, taking joy in the simple things, disconnecting from today's technological mania, and tuning back into nature, and the nature of ourselves. In a time when we've all needed to spend wintering, this book is a joy, and a timely one. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Midnight Library: A Novel by Matt Haig - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780525559474
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Published: Viking - September 29th, 2020

“Between life and death there is a library” Nora Seed is sick of living and so, so full of regrets, and then she finds the library. It is full of the lives she could have led, had she made different choices, and she gets to try them on for size. This is a smart, funny novel full of wisdom and I adored every minute of it, a heartfelt must-read and a reminder for us all to really live, not just exist! ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential by Wim Hof - Book Review

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By Wim Hof, PhD Epel, Elissa (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781683644095
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Published: Sounds True - October 20th, 2020

An incredible book that might just change your life, but at the least your outlook. We get the backstory and amazing journey of the Iceman, Wim Hof, and also all the science behind his unique method. Hof lays out the guidelines for us all to take on a daily practice that will bring us happiness, health and strength. Driven by a desire to give everyone the tools to realise our best selves, this book is inspiring, compelling and motivating. Highly recommended. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


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