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sarahjlangdon

To Shoot or Not to Shoot

I shoot arrows, mess around in the garden, feed the birds and walk the hills.

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By Myself and Then Some
Lauren Bacall
A Green and Pleasant Land: How England’s Gardeners Fought the Second World War
Ursula Buchan
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept
Elizabeth Smart

Dark Peak: The First Elemental

Dark Peak: The First Elemental - J.G. Parker A bit worthy with all the climate/pollution message not so subtle (yet speaking myself as a bit of a climate warrior....). Otherwise very attractive. A good dragon and it's always great to read books set in the Peak district, especially with some geology. Mention of mountains niggles a bit as we don't have any - 'Peak' is from the old English word 'peac' meaning 'Hill'. And there is no need to call them mountains - they are fantastic hills! However I should set my niggles aside because I enjoyed it very much. I see there is another book but only published as an e-book. If it is ever printed or I ever have reason to use an e-book I will probably read it. Although I do hope the female characters are a bit less passive. The sister as a sidekick felt very old fashioned (there I go again). Have 3 and a half stars - and I don't award my stars lightly! In fact I've bought a copy of the book as a present for a friend.