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I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud - Book Review
If you only have one poetry book on your bookshelf, pick this one. I found it a joy to browse through, finding poems I knew, half knew or had heard of, all by classic poets such as William Blake, Philip Larkin, Wilfred Owen and W B Yeats.
Hay Fever Tips
Hay fever is a common problem in England throughout the spring and summer months. Whilst sometimes identified easily in children it can also develop later in life. This article offers a few tips for combatting hay fever symptoms.
Fast Facts About Cider
Cider, a traditional English drink, has evolved over centuries. England's rich glut of apple crops has encouraged cider making, whether it be scrumpy solad at a farmhouse gate or large scale commercial cider available from city to village throughout the land.
The Colman's Mustard Cookbook - Book Review
The Colman's Mustard Cookbook contains easy to make, inventive recipes that will ensure you get that jar of Colman's out of the back of your storecupboard...
King Arthur - Stories
The story of Arthur – a warrior king of ancient Britain - has been told in story, poetry and song. It has been adapted for television and film. It has been investigated by historians, archaeologists, mythologists and religious seekers.
London Under - Book Review
Peter Ackroyd's London Under offers fascinating insights into parts of the city that lie below ground and explores subjects ranging from holy wells and sacred springs to the London Underground.
Margaret Thatcher, first female British Prime Minister, held office for over ten years. She was the longest serving Prime Minister in the twentieth century.
Gamble - Book Review
Gamble is Felix Francis's first venture into solo novel writing territory. Prior to Gamble he co-wrote four books with his father Dick Francis - a Champion Jockey who turned his hand to writing hugely successful horseracing crime novels.
Dick Whittington is the story of a young man who heads to London to find his fortune in a city where he believes the streets are paved with gold. Richard Whittington was one of London's mayors, but he was not poor and was not known to have a cat - the animal who brought Dick fame and fortune.
Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns - golden, glazed buns containing fruit and spices and topped with pastry crosses - are traditionally made on Good Friday. They are good to make with children who can get involved in all or part of the bun making process.
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