The Lost Gardens Of Heligan
By Tim Smit
The glorious No.1 bestsellerUntil the First World War, the estate gardens at Heligan were one of the glories of Cornwall. Thereafter, through growing neglect, they slipped gradually to sleep. This is the amazing story of their rediscovery and restoration, or the Victorian vision and ingenuity which first created that subtropical paradise, and of the modern obsession and improvisation which recreated it.
Love & Laughter
By Lilian Harry
A delightfully warm novel about the rebuilding of lives in Plymouth and Portsmouth after the Second World War.The War is over at last and in Plymouth and Portsmouth, two of Britain's greatest seaports, and the task of rebuilding must begin. But it is not only streets, businesses and homes that have been laid waste. Lives, too, have been devastated. Marriages have been disrupted, family life shattered, and now the inhabitants must find their own way back to normality - if they can remember what that is.Lucy Pengelly is just one woman whose life has been torn apart by the war. What will happen when her husband returns from the POW camp in the Far East? And what of the growing friendship between Lucy and her friend David, who played such an important part in their lives during the Blitz?
The Language of Flowers
By Marthe Seguin-Fontes
On Valentine¿s Day, birthdays, graduations, weddings, any special day, we all 'say it with flowers', bestowing our congratulations and love with bouquets and plants. Each blossom has a special association and emotion of its very own. Nothing could be lovelier than this enchanting guide to the language of flowers, filled with poetry and illustrated with delicate and crisp full page water colours. Pink sprigs of heather stand for 'solitude', for that is how they grow on hills and escarpments. For the chrysanthemum, colour matters: red ones say 'I love you', blue signifies truth, and yellow suggests a fragile romance. Happy are those who receive irises, for good news will soon arrive. Among the many poets who add beauty and harmony to the paintings: Virgil, Shakespeare, Hugo, Rimbaud, Lorca, and Beckett.
By Sig Lonegren
For thousands of years, in many different cultures and in many diverse forms, the labyrinth¿s enigmatic shape has reappeared to tantalise archaeologists and historians. What were these magical mazes used for, and why? What meaning could they hold for us today? Through myths, stories, and symbolism we enter the labyrinths sacred space and into its very heart where we can reach and understand its mysteries: how it enhances awareness and forces us to become attuned to the convoluted path in order to achieve our goal. As we work our way through various forms, from ancient Greece to Native America, through its legends, links with dream energy, role in women¿s history, energies and planetary connections, we are given practical projects for personal growth.
The Living Pond
By Helen Nash
Guidance from the right fish and climate to basic water chemistryBeautiful step-by-step photographyClassification of fish and their specific requirementsAdvice on maintenance and installation
Lights Out Liverpool
By Maureen Lee
The first of the Liverpool Pearl Street novels set against the backdrop of the Second World War.As Britain stands alone against a monstrous enemy, the inhabitants of Pearl Street face hardship and heartbreak with courage and humour. The war touches each of them in a different way: for Annie Poulson, a widow, it means never-ending worry when her twin boys are called up and sent to France; Sheila Reilly's husband, Cal, faces the terror of U-Boat attacks; Eileen Costello is liberated from a bitter, loveless marriage when her husband is sent to Egypt and she goes to work in a munitions factory - and falls in love. And Jessica Fleming, down on her luck, is forced to return to the street she'd hoped never to see again.