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High Pub Walks in the Peak District

High Pub Walks in the Peak District

by: Martin Smith
The Peak District National Park is noted for more than just its scenery. It also has a wealth of real ale pubs, many of which lie above 1000 feet (304 metres). It's these pubs that feature in this book. What better way to visit them than on foot? All these pubs welcome walkers, many do food, have accommodation and real ale from local independent breweries.
The book describes 30 walks and also has lots of information about the areas through which the various routes pass. The walks vary in length from a mere 2.5 miles to just under 13 miles, so there's something suitable for everyone here. The walks generally start from the pub and with certain rare exceptions, can be reached by public transport, so you can leave your car at home and savour the liquid products on offer.
The book is divided into two sections. The first section has 13 walks, visiting the highest pubs in the constituent counties of the National Park and making a grand circular route of just over 100 miles (161km), with a total ascent of nearly 18,000 feet (5500 metres). This would make a fine challenging walking holiday. The second section has 17 walks visiting 21 pubs over the 1000 foot mark. Apart from one, these are circular walks, starting and finishing at the chosen pub.
Each walk begins with practical information including start and finish locations with grid references; key points on the route; distance; ascent; time; OS map references and getting there by bus, train and car. The route instructions are very detailed and include sketch maps.
ISBN 9781850589792 pages 265 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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Walks Around Beddgelert

Walks Around Beddgelert

by: Des Marshall
Beddgelert, Gelert's Grave, is one of the most beautiful villages in North Wales and is reputed to be named after the legendary hound Gelert. However, the village possibly came by its name after an early Christian missionary and leader called Celert, or Cilert, settled here in the 8th century. The earliest record of Beddgelert appears in 1258 when it was recorded as Bekelert, whilst in 1269 it is recorded as Bedkelerd. Standing at the confluence of the Afon Glaslyn and the Afon Colwyn the village is situated in a pretty valley. Moel Hebog is the dominant mountain to the west of the village. Caernarfon is 13 miles to the north and Porthmadog is 8 miles to the south. It is also within easy reach of Betws y Coed just 14 miles away. The central point of the village is the old, arched bridge just upstream of the confluence. The dramatic Aberglaslyn Gorge is very close to the village, where the often tumultuous Afon Glaslyn, with its many cataracts, is channeled between the steep wooded and craggy sides of the gorge, which is very pretty in May with a clothing of the pink blossom of rhododendron. The restored Welsh Highland Railway runs between Porthmadog and Caernarfon, passing through the village.
There are 20 walks each with detailed route finding instructions in numbered paragraphs and a sketch map showing the paragraph numbers. Almost half of the walks described start from the main car park in the Beddgelert. If you are staying in the village this has the great advantage of avoiding having to drive to the start of a walk. However, all the other walks can be reached within a few minutes' drive from the village or, better still, by either bus or train. Directions to reach these starts are given in each walk. There is a wide variety of walks, some with history, some in the valley and some that are certainly wild mountain excursions. In fact there is a walk for everyone in these pages.
ISBN 9781908748232 pages 40 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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Glyndwr's Way National Trail - Kittiwake

Glyndwr's Way National Trail - Kittiwake

by: David Perrott
Glyndwr's Way carves a very remote and beautiful 135 mile arc which stretches through the hills and mountains of Mid-Wales connecting Knighton in the south with Welshpool to the north, passing through Llanidloes and Machynlleth, once Owain Glyndwr's Welsh capital, on a journey through some of the finest unspoilt scenery in Mid-Wales. From the bleak but beautiful isolation of Beacon Hill Common to the tranquillity of the River Vyrnwy, from the lonely moorland above Dylife to the rolling farmland of the Vale of Meifod, Glyndwr's Way offers an exhilarating walking experience and exploration of the remote Mid-Wales countryside.
The route passes habitats which are nationally important, such as sessile oak woodland with carpets of bluebells, upland mire and heath, ancient truly hedgerows and un-spoilt river valleys. A particularly notable section is from Penfforddlas to Aberhosan, which bisects part of the Pumlumon massif noted for the extent and quality of its heather moorland, an increasingly rare habitat. Walkers on Glyndwr's Way will also have the opportunity to observe at first hand the rich variety of wildlife typical of Mid-Wales. Birds such as skylark, buzzard and red kite are commonly seen along the route, and many lanes and hedge banks are rich with wildflowers, particularly in the spring. Mid-Wales also remains a stronghold for the traditional pattern of small fields, whilst some sections pass through or close by common land, wind turbines and forestry, providing an insight into varying types of land management. It's a truly wonderful 135-mile long-distance walk.
This guide divides the route into sixteen sections and provides comprehensive route finding instructions and clear sketch maps plus lots of background information about everything of interest along the way. This edition was put together with the invaluable help of the official Glyndwr's Way manager, Helen Tatchell.
ISBN 9781908748140 pages 92 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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Ayrshire 40 Coast and Country walks

Ayrshire 40 Coast and Country walks

by: Phil Turner
The county of Ayrshire is located on the Firth of Clyde on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland and is known as one of the most fertile areas of the country, famed for its cattle and crops. With its long sandy beaches and rolling green hills, ancient castles and grand country estates, Ayrshire is a great place to explore on foot.
The 40 walks in this book highlight many of the best places to enjoy stunning views and diverse wildlife, as well as discover the fascinating history and heritage of 'Burns Country'. The selection of walks offers surprising variety, from sedate shoreline strolls to rough heather moorland treks. Most routes begin and end at a town or village with public transport options. The book also includes the Ayrshire Coastal Path in 12 sections from Glenapp to Skelmorlie. There are clear route directions and coloured sketch maps and background notes.
ISBN 9781907025396 pages 96 (2014) 105mm x 148mm

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Cornwall - 40 Coast and Country Walks

Cornwall - 40 Coast and Country Walks

by: Keith Fergus
With over 400 miles of mainland coastline and an excellent public path network, Cornwall is all about rugged shorelines, gorgeous sandy beaches, turquoise waters, meandering rivers and wide open countryside. Add to the mix a fantastic diversity of flora and fauna, interesting geology, fascinating history and some of the most striking views in the country and you have one of England's best regions to explore on foot.
In these 40 walks all between two and eight miles in length Keith Fergus leads you through some of the best rambles Cornwall has to offer. Although the terrain followed varies, and can be hilly, most of the walks are on well-established paths making navigation straightforward and suitable for families. There are clear route directions and coloured sketch maps and background notes.
The walks cover the whole of Cornwall and are grouped into five sections: South-east Cornwall; Truro and the south; South-west to Land's End; St Ives and around; Newquay and the north coast.
ISBN 9781907025426 pages 96 (2014) 105mm x 148mm

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Gustav Holst Way

Gustav Holst Way

by: Frank Partridge
The Gustav Holst Way is a medium distance rambler's route from Cranham to Wyck Rissington, via Cheltenham and Bourton-on-the-Water. Each place has close associations with the composer and the broad stretch of Cotswold country that connects these important milestones in Holst's life and musical career was well known to him. He recorded many a pleasant day spent walking in the hills.
The walk is 35 miles in all (with the four optional detours adding a further eight miles or so). The route is divided into five sections ranging in length from about 6 to 8 miles. The sections are graded for difficulty and estimated walking times are given. Special points of interest and historical notes appear in shaded boxes at the end of each section. Access points, parking and refreshment stops are given in an appendix. The route is described in detail and there are outline maps and colour photographs of places of interest along the way. The route is waymarked at key points.
ISBN 9781874192862 pages 64 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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Snowdonia Mountain Walks Top 10

Snowdonia Mountain Walks Top 10

by: Carl Rogers
With over 100 high summits in Snowdonia how do you choose a 'top 10' walks? The walks in this pocket guide book have been chosen to give a variety of routes, spread across the entire National Park, with most of the main hill groups represented. For each mountain the most scenic route has been chosen and where possible these are well established classic paths, easy to follow with good access and official parking and all are circular.
The book is produced in full colour with stunning photographs. The route descriptions are in clear easy-to-follow numbered paragraphs and are supported by Ordnance survey 1:50,000 scale maps with the route highlighted. There are also fascinating facts described about places along the way.
The walk locations are: High Carneddau; Glyderau; Tryfan; Y Garn and Devil's Kitchen; Snowdon; Moel Siabod; Moel Hebog; Rhinog Fawr; Arans; Cadair Idris.
ISBN 9781902512273 pages 64 (2014) 108mm x 150mm

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Wales Coast Path - Ceredigion Coast Circular Walks

Wales Coast Path - Ceredigion Coast Circular Walks

by: Sioned Bannister
This is one in the 'Top 10 Walks' series of books covering the Wales Coast Path. They are a handy pocket size and are produced in full colour. This book outlines the most popular walks along the Ceredigion coast, providing walkers with the ten finest circular routes.
With clear information, an overview and introduction for each walk, expertly written numbered directions supported by Ordnance Survey Explorer maps, superb, eye-grabbing panoramic photographs, and interpretation of points of interest along the way, the guide set a high standard in reliability, clarity and ease-of-use.
The walk locations are: Ynyslas; Aberystwyth; Llanrhystud; Aberaeron; New Quay; Cwmtydu; Llangrannog; Aberporth and Tresaith; Mwnt; Cardigan.
ISBN 9781908632289 pages 64 (2014) 107mm x 150mm

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Walks Around the Malverns

Walks Around the Malverns

by: Roy Woodcock
The Malvern Hills have well over a hundred miles of paths on the hills and commons, and there is almost unlimited walking with real freedom to roam over many hectares of countryside. The hills are magnificent and the ridge walk is one of the finest in the country, with views east and west over large areas of rural England and into Wales.
The 25 walks in this book were selected to cover the entire range of hills and the adjacent commons; and, as the views looking at the hills can be as impressive as those looking from the hills, a few walks in the Ledbury area to the west and the Upton area and Old Hills to the east have been included. The distances range from 2 to 8 miles, plus a 'leg stretcher' of between ten and sixteen miles (depending on the starting point) that takes in the full length of the ridge and ascends all the Malvern peaks.
Practical information at the start of each walk includes distance; time; start location with grid reference; terrain; car parking and refreshments. Directions include clear sketch maps and the text also includes plenty of notes on features of interest.
ISBN 9781850589723 pages 149 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast Paths

Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast Paths

by: John B Jones
By turns rugged and gently contoured, sweeping and intimate, exciting and atmospheric, the coast of Wales down Cardigan Bay, from the end of the Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path to the start of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, makes for an inspiring walk. This guide covers the splendid and varied section of the Wales Coast Path along the Snowdonia coast, around the Dyfi Estuary and down the Ceredigion coast - a distance of 233km (145 miles).
The route follows long sandy beaches, high rugged cliffs and steep-sided cwms; you walk beside saltmarshes, stride over coastal plains, wander through the margins of Snowdonia's coastal hills and crunch along pebble storm beaches. And there are great views: on clear days, especially from the central parts of Cardigan Bay, you can see the whole sweep of the coast from Bardsey Island to Strumble Head, backed by the mountains of Snowdonia in the north and rolling green hills in the south.
There are beautiful inland routes around the estuaries of Traeth Bach and the Dyfi, many attractive settlements to pass through and much of historic interest. A fascinating geology is laid bare in the different rock strata and landforms, and there is a rich and immensely varied natural history.
This guidebook describes this route in 16 day stages from Porthmadog to St Dogmaels. The guidebook offers all the information walkers need to complete this 233km section of the Wales Coast Path that curves down Cardigan Bay, passing through a range of contrasting landscapes. It is also worth considering building in rest days in order to visit, for example, Harlech Castle, or ride on of the narrow gauge railways. With excellent public transport links, you don't have to tackle it all at once. It's easy to split into short breaks and day walks as suits your schedule. Background information on geology, history and the many points of interest along the way are included in the book together with coloured OS 1:50,000 map extracts and custom-drawn sketch maps plus practical details on facilities, accommodation and travel.
ISBN 9781852847388 pages 171 (2014) 172mm x 116mm

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Three Castles Walk

Three Castles Walk

by: Monmouthshire County Council
The Three Castles Walk is a circular route about 19 miles long. It takes the walker through an undulating landscape of wooded hillsides and hidden valleys in north east Monmouthshire. The countryside in this area retains a strong local identity with its fine tapestry of hedgerows, copses and woods; its maze of narrow lanes, tracks, bridleways and paths; its distinctive market towns, villages and hamlets; and its secluded historic farmhouses and churches.
The Three Castles Walk links the three Norman Castles of Skenfrith, White Castle and Grosmont. The main purpose of these 'Three Castles' was to form a line of defence on the border of the Marches and to control the transport routes from Herefordshire to Wales. The guide describes the walk in a clockwise direction in three sections, starting and finishing at Skenfrith. They are: Skenfrith to White Castle; White Castle to Grosmont; Grosmont to Skenfrith. Clear maps support the text, based upon OS 1:25,000 mapping.
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Gustav Holst Way

Gustav Holst Way

by: Frank Partridge
The Gustav Holst Way is a medium distance rambler's route from Cranham to Wyck Rissington, via Cheltenham and Bourton-on-the-Water. Each place has close associations with the composer and the broad stretch of Cotswold country that connects these important milestones in Holst's life and musical career was well known to him. He recorded many a pleasant day spent walking in the hills.
The walk is 35 miles in all (with the four optional detours adding a further eight miles or so). The route is divided into five sections ranging in length from about 6 to 8 miles. The sections are graded for difficulty and estimated walking times are given. Special points of interest and historical notes appear in shaded boxes at the end of each section. Access points, parking and refreshment stops are given in an appendix. The route is described in detail and there are outline maps and colour photographs of places of interest along the way. The route is waymarked at key points.
ISBN 9781874192862 pages 64 (2014) 148mm x 210mm

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North Cotswold Diamond Way

North Cotswold Diamond Way

by: Elizabeth Bell
The North Cotswold Diamond Way explores some of the best countryside of the north Cotswolds. It is 60 mile long and roughly a diamond shaped route, bounded in the north by Ebrington, in the east by Oddington, in the south by Northleach and in the west by Guiting Power. No part of the route is further than 11 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold. The route was devised specially to go through some of the many delightful small villages, with their golden stone cottages and welcoming country pubs. The terrain is varied and interesting, sometimes across open fields with stone walls, often through little spinneys or along the banks of streams. The hills are gently undulating and provide very pleasant views.
The guidebook provides a comprehensive description of the route starting from Moreton-in-Marsh, although you could start anywhere. Very detail sketch maps support the text to make route finding easy. The whole Way was re-surveyed in 2010 for this new edition of the guide. Information on accommodation and lunch stops is also included. Places visited include Aston Magna; Paxford; Ebrington; Chipping Campden; Broad Campden; Blockley; Hinchwick Manor; Crabs Corner; Toddington; Temple Guiting; Guiting Power; Notgrove; Northleach; Farmington; Bourton-on-the-Water; Wyck Rissington; Icomb; Bledington; Oddington; Addlestrop; Evenlode.The route was devised for the Ramblers' Association diamond jubilee and provides a great introduction to long distance walking.
ISBN 9781906494520 pp 58 (2011) 148mm x 210mm

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50 Walks in the Scottish Highlands and Islands

50 Walks in the Scottish Highlands and Islands

by: Ronald Turnbull
This guide explores some of the best walking locations in the Scottish Highlands. It includes 50 themed walks of between 2 and 10 miles, each with fascinating background reading. A couple of summit walks are included, but mostly these are coastal walks, forest walks, walks that go around rather than up the hill or through the passes or along the great rivers. There are clear, easy-to-follow route descriptions, including detailed sketch maps, for every walk. Information on what to look out for during the walk and places to eat and drink is provided, including guidance for dog owners on where to walk and dog-friendly establishments.
The walk locations include: Cruachan Reservoir; Fionnphort on Mull; Inveraray; Loch Scridain on Mull; Rannoch; Blair Castle and Glen Tilt; Killiecrankie; Pitlochry; Kinloch Rannoch; Glencoe and the Lost Valley; Kinlochleven and Grey Mare's Tail; forest walk above Loch Linnhe; Airundle; Glen Nevis; Ben Nevis; Corpach and Caledonian canal; Aberarder; Fort Augustus; Braemar; Balmoral Castle and the Dee; Crombie Water; Loch an Eilein; Glenmore; Garten and the Spey; Culnamean; Brogaig; Glenbrittle; Inverarish; Portree Bay; Waterstein Head; Loch Shieldaig; Coire Lair and Coulin Forest; Loch Torridon; Charlestown and Flowerdale Falls; Beinn Eighe; Poolewe; Farigaig Forest and Loch Ness; Strathpeffer; Inverness.
ISBN 9780749562922 pages 144 (2009 reprinted 2010) 118mm x 220mm

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Walk the Wessex Ridgeway in Dorset

Walk the Wessex Ridgeway in Dorset

by: Priscilla Houstoun
The Wessex Ridgeway was designed to link with the Ridgeway National Trail and continue the route through Dorset from near Avebury to the Dorset Coast at Lyme Regis. The route follows a line along at which at least some stretches of the ancient track, the Greater Ridgeway is believed to have run. The Greater Ridgeway, from the north Norfolk coast near Hunstanton to the south coast at Lyme Regis is regarded as the oldest path in England. This guide describes the section from Ashmore to Lyme Regis in six sections. In addition there are eleven circular walks along the route.
The guide provides detailed route instructions plus clear sketch maps together with notes on points of interest along the way. Whilst this guide is now somewhat dated it provides excellent detail on the original route for walkers interested in exploring this section of the Wessex Ridgeway. The section starting points are: Ashmore; Shillingstone; Giants Head; Maiden Newton; Beaminster; Birdsmoorgate. The circular walk locations are: Ashmore; Pimperne Long Barrow; Winterbourne Stickland; Ansty and Binghams Melcombe; Milton Abbas; Lyscombe Hill and Hog Hill; Gore Hill; Sydling Valley; Hooke Park; Warren Hills; Horn Hill and Lewesdon from Broadwindsor.
ISBN 9780948699375 pages 93 (1994) 159mm x 215mm Classics Collection

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Wysis Way

Wysis Way

by: Gerry Stewart
From the ancient earthwork of Offa's Dyke, built to the order of Offa, the powerful king of Mercia (the English Midlands), in 800AD, to the infant Thames rising from the limestone high in Gloucestershire, the Wysis Way runs for 55 miles through the distinctive areas of the Forest of Dean, Severn Vale and Cotswold. Linking the two great National Trails, Offa's Dyke Path and the Thames Path, it provides the link to continuous walking for 400 miles from the North Wales coast to Greenwich.
The Wysis Way starts at Monmouth, where Offa's Dyke crosses the River Wye and heads east across a tract of the Forest of Dean and the Leaden Vale to Gloucester, which fully validates the old line 'blessed is the eye between the Severn and the Wye'. After crossing the River Severn the route heads south east over Robinswood Hill and climbs the Cotswold escarpment to Painswick Beacon. It continues onwards through this glorious countryside visiting Bisley, Sapperton and finally meets the Thames, or Isis, near Kemble. The guide provides very clear directions, excellent sketch maps and some background information.
ISBN 9780952787013 pages 71 (2012) 130mm x 210mm

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The Exe Valley Way

The Exe Valley Way

by: Devon County Council Partnership
The Exe Valley Way is a long distance route for walkers exploring this beautiful valley. It is almost 45 miles long, stretching from the South Devon Coast Path on the Exe estuary to the village of Hawkridge on the high land of Exmoor. This booklet guide splits the 45 miles total walk into a series of easier stages which can be walked comfortably by most walkers in half a day. The guide describes the route in both directions and includes sketch maps, although OS Explorer maps are recommended.
The stages are: Starcross to Exeter; Exeter to Brampford Speke; Brampford Speke to Thorverton; Thorverton to Bickleigh; Bickleigh to Tiverton; Tiverton to Bampton; Bampton to Brushford; Brushford to Hawkridge.

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Pub Walks in Hertfordshire

Pub Walks in Hertfordshire

by: Alan Charles
To those who enjoy both walking and visiting country pubs this book should appeal. The pubs have been selected for their good food, and the routes give the walker the opportunity to experience the great variety of Hertfordshire's glorious countryside. The walks vary in length from 3.5 to 5.5 miles and each route is described in detail with its own accompanying sketch map. There is a photograph of each pub and information about its history and character, how to get there, parking facilities, food specialities and range of ales.
A best seller from the day it was first published, this collection of classic pub walks now appears in a new updated and revised edition. It contains 20 circular routes with walks through secluded villages including Barley, Ashwell and Whitwell, and beside peaceful rivers and canals such as the delightful River Colne and the Grand Union Canal. There are walks over the river meadows around Green Tye; across the heath of Berkhamsted Common; through St Paul's Walden and its associations with the late Queen Mother; and around Great Offley, with some of the finest views in the county.
The 20 walk locations are: Rickmansworth; Commonwood; Aldenham; Berkhamsted; Wilstone; Redbourn; Coleman Green; Essendon West End; Bayford; Burnham Green; Stapleford; Wareside; Green Tye; Whitwell; Benington; Great Offley; Pirton; Weston; Ashwell; Barley.
ISBN 9781846740466 pages 96 (2007) 148mm x 210mm

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Adventurous Pub Walks in Worcestershire

Adventurous Pub Walks in Worcestershire


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by: Roy Woodcock
Walking books which match an exhilarating ramble with a nearby pub serving good food and drink have become one of the most popular forms of footpath guides. But this one is a little different as the routes are longer at 7 to 11 miles, and a little more adventurous and challenging, leaving those who complete them with a real sense of achievement.
The 20 circular routes in this volume offer a wealth of places to see and explore including Worcester's Civil War battlefield; the picturesque Cotswold village of Broadway; reservoirs teeming with birds and other wildlife at Arley and Bittel; nature reserves at Windmill Hill in the Vale of Evesham and Long Meadow near Inkberrow; and the Malvern Hills and Wyre Forest. Other walks visit the 36 locks on the Worcester to Birmingham canal between Stoke Pound and Tardebigge; Shrawley Woods which supplied oak for the repair of the Houses of Parliament after the Second World War; the Severn Valley steam railway near Bewdley; and the Arrow Valley Country Park in Redditch. There is also the chance to discover a listed pub, a 300 year old inn and a thatched postbox.
Each walk description includes details on how to get to the start, where to park and where to stop for refreshments. The sketch maps have numbers which correspond with the numbered paragraphs in the text and there is information on the area's history, flora and fauna.
The 20 walk locations are: Castlemorton Common; Upton upon Severn; Broadway; Middle Littleton; Pershore; Croome; Northern Malvern Hills; Knightwick; Worcester; Inkberrow; Hanbury; Redditch; Bromsgrove; Shrawley Woods; Abberley Hill; Stourport; Chaddesley Corbett; Lickey Hills; Wolverley; Bewdley
ISBN 9781853068898 pages 128 (2006) 148mm x 210mm


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