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The Land of the Long White Lie By Helen Baker
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In 1986, on the day the Chernobyl fall-out could first be measured in Britian, we flew off to live in New Zealand. All guide books, friends and acquaintances promised us paradise. This is what we... More > found.< Less
Far South with Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij NV By Helen Baker
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First visits to the South of Africa and America - South Africa to see the results of ten years of freedom and Argentina, twenty years after the Falklands War.
Comfort By Helen Baker
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A manual showing how to make every aspect of your everyday life more comfortable. So, you can avoid the myriad arguments, accidents and even illnesses caused when you neglect, ignore or... More > mis-interpret your own comfort. A guide to minimising the stress of everyday living - at little expense - by rearranging your life to give your comfort priority.< Less
North, East and Far East in 2007 By Helen Baker
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Three visits made in 2007 to Tallinn in Estonia in the January snow, to Bucharest and the Danube Delta in the Spring, and to Nagoya in Japan in the Autumn.
Teaching A Frenchman English - In and Out of Bed By Helen Baker
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Self-improvement has never been so erotic. Or so funny. Combine profit with sensual pleasure, sheer entertainment with instruction. Based on twenty years' experience, Helen Baker tells you how to... More > achieve both."What an extraordinary book you've written! I enjoyed it wholeheartedly, kept laughing and laughing at the poor Frenchmen, I hope other teachers and students will find your book!" liisa.halme@elisanet.fi< Less
The Man Who Was Born Too Late By Helen Baker
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The biography of Lionel Hoare, the last of a farming dynasty in the Blackdown Hills in darkest Somerset. Born on the eve of the first World War, saddled with ten sisters, he learnt at his father's... More > side, skills that were already obsolete. Head of the household at twenty, he struggled against the tyranny and injustice of landlords until the outbreak of the second World War, and the German Uboats, turned him into a hero. Lionel was the author's uncle. You will learn, from eye-witnesses, of a rooted, settled way of life that, after thriving for centuries, completely vanished in a few short years. 'all so well written and interesting' 'Please can we have 2 more copies of book, it is very popular.'georgina.gillingham@tesco.net 'I have read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. You must have done a great deal of research to find out all that information - very impressive' DJOWAD@aol.com 'a lovely afternoon well spent reading' 'I thoroughly enjoyed this journey'Dnkhobson @aol.com< Less
Under The Rainbow By Helen Baker
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Two visits to this vast country at an interval of five years gave impressions so violently contrasting that I might be describing two different continents. Love it or loath it - I did both!
Donald Baker - Countryman By Helen Baker
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The life, times, wisdom, humour and dialect speech of a farmhand, horseman, jockey, huntsman in rural Somerset, England, in the twentieth century. Showing how an ignored, despised and now forgotten... More > way of life flourished long after it had disappeared elsewhere. Readers say 'I loved the book Helen,a great little read and all very familiar territory for me, I was sorry when I came to the end.' bakers@jasminecottage.plus.com 'I read it in two days!! It was wonderful to be transported back in time.'jacandmark@tesco.net 'It is a real treasure!'jdbecker@shaw.ca 'Very enjoyable book in so many ways!'liisa.halme@elisanet.fi< Less
Miss Jane Austen's Lady Susan - Revived By Helen Baker
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Lady Susan is the most beautiful, beguiling schemer in Regency England. She must subjugate every gentleman who crosses her path, conducting multiple flirtations and extracting herself deviously from... More > all the complications. When her husband dies, leaving her destitute with a pretty, innocent daughter on her hands, she uses all her wiles to find them both convenient husbands. Convenient to herself, that is. Jane Austen penned 'Lady Susan' at nineteen. It was her first completed attempt at a novel, but in the form of letters. She never submitted it for publication. Yet the twenty-three thousand words sparkle with genius. Here, the narrative is presented as it might have appeared as one of Miss Austen's mature works. If this seems sacrilege, this second English lady authoress begs the public to remember that 'Sense and Sensibility' was first written in the form of letters. Perhaps, if she had been spared, Miss Austen might have subjected her first youthful work to a similar revision< Less
Precipitation – A Continuation of Miss Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice By Helen Baker
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We all know Caroline Bingley because the Bennet family suffered from her duplicity. Can such a woman ever be a heroine? In fact she struggled against obstacles which make Lizzy Bennet's vulgar... More > relations appear trivial.'Superb! I have spent a leisurely and extremely enjoyable two days reading Precipitation... this was SO enjoyable I thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed it.'dnkhobson@aol.com< Less