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Hope Bourne's only novel.

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The First Spring Book Cover


Kristmann Gudmundsson 
(translated by Malcolm New and Stig Nylund)

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Now for the first time, after 72 years, those who do not understand Norwegian can read and enjoy this unique minor classic.
Set in a remote untamed Norwegian fishing village first love blooms for the young stranger but how will it end?
Life is full of mysteries in a land full of unknown flowers and drying cod. He discovers that life is neither simple nor straightforward and that the best one can do is to survive.
Gudmundsson writes from personal experience in this semi-autobiographical novel — capturing the total essence of the place and experience.
Newly Revised Edition
ALL THE PROFITS FROM THE SALE OF THIS BOOK ARE FOR THE NORWEGIAN RED CROSS

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Last Word on Exmoor


Norma Huxtable

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For over thirty years Norma Huxtable has kept readers and listeners smiling with her inimitable tales of life on Exmoor as full-time farmer’s wife and summer landlady.
Now for the first time her stories are gathered together in book form. Nothing and no one escapes Norma’s dry wit or piercing observations, be they local, just visiting or starry-eyed incomers; and alongside the humour, this is also the Last Word on how much life has changed for those born and bred on Exmoor.

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Living on Exmoor


Hope L Bourne

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The moor in all its seasons.

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A Moorland Year


Hope L Bourne

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A portrayal of the author’s impressions, seen through a countryman’s eye and recorded with a poet’s ear.

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Paddy King-Fretts

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The final part of Jack Tucker of Exmoor.

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Perfect Exmoor


Neville Stanikk

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An unashamedly romantic and dramatic selection of over 140 photographs.

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reflections


Text & recordings Birdie Johnson

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Reflections is the public face of the Exmoor Archive, a major new collection of life story recordings. It offers a vivid portrait of Exmoor over the last century, seen through the eyes of people who live there. Mark Rathenbury’s intuitive photographs and thumbnail sketches which accompany them, draw the reader irresistibly into the lives of those portrayed.
This book is a visual confirmation of a community of people whose lives form the backbone of the National Park as we know it today.
The accompanying CD, containing extracts from some of the recordings, gives instant insights into a selection of key moments in Exmoor’s history.
Published by Dulverton & District Civic Society in hard back
Photography Mark .J. Rattenbury

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Secret Nature of Devon


Andrew Cooper

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Secret Nature is written and photographed by one of the country's leading wildlife film makers, with advice from country Wildlife Trusts, the RSPB, Butterfly Conservation and many other organizations. This is an inspirational introduction to the unique character of Devon's countryside, and the animals and plants that are special to the country. The book explores the extraordinary richness of Devon's wildlife habitats.

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Softly CriesThe Curlew


Paddy King - Fretts

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Part Two of "Jack Tucker of Exmoor" A family Saga 1815-1875

John Knight’s hand has been forced and Jack Tucker has been banished from Simonsbath to work on a lonely moorland farm on account of his love for Lady Katherine Darcy. But the affair prevails, aided and abetted by friends including Frederic Knight. However, Frederic’s stepbrother, Kenton, despises the very word Tucker and sets out to destroy the man. When Knight retires, Frederic releases Jack from his servitude and appoints him as manager on one of his Exmoor farms. But by then, he too has fallen under the spell of Katherine Darcy.

This new novel, second in the series following The Wild Red Dawn, is every bit as gripping as the first. Throughout the story, the terrible conditions under which Exmoor was developed, and the fortitude of those who broke and farmed the high moors are never far from the surface, further heightening the drama of this great romance.

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alternative text


Coral Ann Dobson

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An enthralling historical romance played out between North Devon's wild coast and moors and the mountains and river crossed plain of Alsace

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Red Deer


J W Fortescue

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A closely observed life-story of an Exmoor stag and the landscape and other wildlife around him. Characters abound, from foxes to weasels to salmon and greyhens, the central thread is the tale of a deer from a little calf to a fine, mature stag – a Lord of the herd.

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Sweetstone


Jacqueline Sorsby

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Over 80 beautiful and atmospheric black and white photographs are complemented by insightful text, creating a fascinating portrait of family life on a farm as it used to be.

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Unforgotten Exmoor


David Ramsay

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Words and pictures from a vanished era.

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Wild Harvest


Hope L Bourne

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The Extraordinary story of Exmoor's greatest character..

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Green Grass of Summer


Christopher Tull

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Both men recognised the 'chee chee' coming from the far side of the pool A kingfisher was perched on a low-hanging branch, its dagger bill pointing down towards the water..."Just think, Harry, if I could hold a camera I'd be here all the time taking photographs. You call your God a caring God, but I can't see it that way."

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In Pastures Green


Christopher Tull

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It is 1957 and against all advice Jack Longfield becomes rector of Ashenridge and Combe Peter, two sleepy rural parishes in the West Country. As he and his family settle in, Jack realises that most of his parishioners want things to stay just the way they are and resent any interference. Things get off to a bad start when Uncle Tiddly's 'haccident' almost ruins the flower show. Then Peter Eastridge is out-voted at the election for a new churchwarden and Jack knows he's made an enemy. It's not long before he comes across chain-smoking Kitty holding court in the bus shelter, persuades bottle-throwing Mabel to go back to her family, and helps delinquent Desmond turn his life round. Meanwhile Len Cooksley, the sexton, is convinced they should have 'gloomy airs' at Ashenridge Church, to light it from the 'hinside'! And the Groucher Marks incident is far from being funny. As the problem parish of Westaleigh comes under his care, Jack's family life begins to suffer, but with the arrival of a new curate things can only get better - or can they?

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For Ever in Green Pastures


Christopher Tull

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Full of warmth, wit and wisdom Wonderful tales with a real flavour of the West Country A good book in every sense of the word 'A light-hearted look at the struggles and triumphs of a rector...a realistic picture of rural life with the church at the heart of the community' Western Morning News "The characters are rich, engaging and true to life, and the stories bob along at an entertaining pace...Christopher Tull gives a lively and engaging insight into the joys and tribulations of country priesthood' This England

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Greener Grows The Grass


Christopher Tull

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An eighteen-stone prize fighter barred my exit fi village shop. I'd only popped in for a botde but Bessie Broun had no intention of letting me pass. "Mr Longfield, it's b...y disgustin. I've never heard such b..y language. What are you goin' to do about it?' It's six years since Jack Longfield and family moved to Ashenridge a rural parish in the West Country. Jack's life is full of trials and tribulations and little does he know that two more parishes are about to come under his care as he constantly grapples with:

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ISouvenir Photo Book


Rupert Kirby

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A full colour photo book of the Valley of Rocks-

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