This book focuses on Saint-Estephe, the most northerly of the great Medoc communes which, for far too long has been relatively neglected.
There are now some 55 chateaux in the commune. Many of them... More > are owned by sophisticated wine producers from elsewhere, attracted by the uniqueness of the terroir and the more reasonable
cost of land compared with Pauillac, Saint-Julien and Margaux.
They have invested heavily in soil analysis, replanting, in new winery
equipment and have brought in fresh winemaking talent and experience.
The results have been spectacular.
Perhaps the strongest reason for re-appraising Saint-Estephe is that as the cost of classified growth wines has escalated in response to world
demand, the real claret enthusiast can find outstanding value-for-money wines from properties that share similar climate and soil conditions.
David Copp, a frequent visitor to Saint-Estephe over the last 50 years, explains how the wines have improved, and introduces the people and personalities behind them.< Less
This book has been produced as a joint exercise by members of the St Albans U3A Self-Publishing group who have each contributed one chapter and each member has combined and formatted them to create a... More > published book.
David Barnard offers three short stories and an interview with the owner of a falconry centre.
Sheila Bond shares a chapter from her father’s memoirs as a doctor in the 1920s that she is preparing for publication.
Irene Cowan is republishing a family history. This chapter is set in Eastern Europe at the end of the 16th Century.
Pat Howe tells of the frustrations in researching family history but finds that persistence pays off.
Peter May contributes the opening chapter from his published book PINOTAGE: Behind the Legends of South Africa’s Own Wine.
Kate Morris tells the story of the foundation of schools in St Albans.
Margaret Wainwright shares a chapter from her forthcoming Handbook for U3A Group Leaders.
Ray Wilson discusses the early history of Big Bands in the 1920s.< Less
Walk on the Wild Side with Mark Golding and Belinda Mosse as they tackle the questions and concerns of the naturist community and those who want to join them.
They use their knowledge and wide... More > experience to suggest nudist beaches, activities and resorts, explain legalities of naturism, sexual exhibitionism and genital piercings.
And discuss whether nude bicycle riding has anything to do with naturism.
Mark Golding and Belinda Mosse are a well known couple in the nudist community with experience of naturist living in just about every kind of location and situation. They have actively lived the lifestyle for many years and have achieved fame as the world's only Naked Agony Aunts. This book contains detailed and sympathetic answers to questions sent to their Q & A column in various naturist magazines. The book also includes intimate photographs from the author's private collection. If you have ever wondered about the nudist lifestyle then this book is for you.
ADULTS ONLY< Less
Erotic true tales from one idyllic summer's month on the nudist beaches and other places in southern France. Lovers, exhibitionists and voyeurs are observed by Mark Golding who holds back nothing in... More > this explicit and detailed account of what really happens when inhibitions are cast off along with the clothes. Needless to say Mark and Belinda enjoy the fun. With photographs from Mark's collection and commentary by Belinda Mosse. Front cover shows Mark and Belinda, rear cover shows Mark. Mark and Belinda are well known in the naturist community and were for many years naturist columnists and 'agony aunts'.
Adults Only< Less
Abraham Izak Perold was the father of not only the modern South African wine industry but also those of brandy and table grapes. Although Dr Perold had published more than eighty pamphlets, articles... More > and books none of them are now in print, a situation rectified in a small way by this book. Inside is the complete unabridged text of “Some Viticultural and Oenological Experiments conducted at the Paarl Viticultural Experiment Station during 1915-1916” by Dr A I Perold, issued as a pamphlet by the Government Printer in Pretoria in 1916. It is Dr Perold’s annual report as Government Viticulturist on his work at the viticultural research station at Paarl, near Cape Town, South Africa. This book additionally includes an introduction, biography of Dr Perold, explanatory notes, photographs, glossary and index.
Peter F May is a wine writer and author whose “PINOTAGE: Behind the Legends of South Africa’s Own Wine was the world’s first book about the wine grape variety created by A I Perold.< Less
1925. In South Africa Professor Perold is crossing grape varieties, striving for the perfect wine. Did he succeed? The quest to unravel the truth of Pinotage's parentage spans decades and continents,... More > with myths and legends appearing at every turn.
Wine explorer Peter F May is a modern day Indiana Jones, tracking down long-lost journals, turning dusty pages of long-forgotten books and analysing high technology DNA results to unravel this mystery.
Travel with Peter from the dusty wine cellars of South Africa to the noise of London's Tube, from ancient French vineyards to modern wineries in Texas to unearth the ancestors of this award-winning wine. Along the way you’ll see whale pods kiss the coastline, savour the swirl of wine on an African savannah, infiltrate the musty depths of a restricted library, and take part in solving one of the most fascinating mysteries to ever tantalise the wine world.< Less
This volume contains the full unabridged text of seventeen previously long out of print articles written or co-written in English and Afrikaans by A I Perold between 1903 and 1923.
Abraham Izak... More > Perold (1880 –1941) has a good claim to being the father of not only the modern South African wine industry but also those of brandy and table grapes
Dr Perold wrote more than eighty pamphlets and articles published in English and Afrikaans between 1906 and 1940.
These cover topics as varied as a history of grape growing and wine in South Africa, making brandy and grape syrup, laying out vineyards, manuring them, pruning vines, training farmers, the suitability of various rootstocks, yeasts and volatile acidity.< Less
Mark Golding and Belinda Mosse are a well known couple in the nudist community with experience of naturist living in just about every kind of location and situation. They have actively lived the... More > lifestyle for many years and have achieved fame as the world’s only Naked Agony Aunts.
This book contains detailed and sympathetic answers to more than 100 questions sent to their Q & A column by readers of various nudist magazines over the past years.
If the question is to do with taking off your clothes and baring all then Q & A provides the answer.
The book also includes intimate photographs from the author’s private collection.
If you have ever wondered about the nudist lifestyle then this book is for you.
(cover: Belinda Mosse photographed by Mark Golding)< Less
Married and pregnant at sixteen Belinda Mosse had spent her life in the little country village where she was born. When her children left home Belinda got divorced, moved to London and discovered... More > what she describes as ‘the joys of naturism’. She started a new naturist life and has kept a daily diary ever since.
It has been a sometimes hectic but always interesting time for Belinda. She has loved the excitement of dancing the night away at the Ritz and the thrill of being kissed by Richard Gere, but has been just as happy sharing a simple picnic on a wild deserted beach with an old man and his dog.
Equally at home in a designer suit, a cheap sarong or nothing at all Belinda has always kept her feet firmly on the ground and in spite of everything has remained the same delightfully simple little country girl she always was.
Belinda’s diary is an open, honest and intimate account of her journey from clothed conformity to naked freedom.< Less
The country had been over-run by the New Russian Confederation. It had become little more than an annexed state. Poland had been swallowed up and was lost to the world.
When Russian tanks crashed... More > through the border into Poland Jamie Ingram’s only thought was to get his family home safely to England.
But the invaders moved too fast and he was trapped.
In this fast moving breath-taking adventure Jamie meets a British secret agent caught up in the chaos, slave labourers, a mysterious tramp and a young Polish girl who is fighting the invaders with the only weapon she has – her beautiful body.
They all want just one thing. A future.< Less