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Irish songs - words and music, software
SKU: is/ebook/000

Publisher: The Information about Ireland Site

Description: This ebook not only contains the lyrics to the most popular of Irish traditional, drinking and folk songs but also contains the actual music. You can listen to the music on your PC!

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Golf's Winning Stroke: Putting by Michael, Tom
SKU: gws/020/033

Corgi, 1973. Paperback. Paperback in good condition internally, some very minor scuffs to cover. 1973 Corgi reprint. An analysis of the putting strategies and techniquies of leading golf champions including - Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

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Birds - John Andrews
SKU: b/250/000
Over 200 common species identified with 168 colour photographs. Bird identification can sometimes be bewildering for the beginner, and this book has been produced to help all those who wish to confidently put a name to the common British and European birds that can easily be seen at various times of the year.
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Free Guitar Lessons for Absolute Beginners
SKU: fgl/ebook/000

A no frills step-by-step manual to get you started and up to intermediate level: perfect if you're unsure the guitar's for you, or can't afford lessons.

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Trees and How to Paint them in Watercolours ebook
SKU: thpw/ebook/000/000

EXTRACT

"I DON'T know how it is, but I can't do trees" is a remark an artist frequently hears; and it is too often justified by the poor and crude attempts at tree painting that accompany it. And to the regretful exclamation perhaps something is added about "want of knack" the "right sort of touch" as though, in order to successfully draw or paint a tree (as distinct from the painting of any other object) some extraordinary gift or sleight of hand were necessary, some special cleverness of manipulation that should enable its possessor to accomplish "tree-work" perhaps without effort, and certainly without very much study. "I'm very fond of out-door sketching, nothing is so nice; and although I love trees, and have tried to paint them many times, somehow or other I can't manage it," continues the disconsolate artist. This idea of natural inability in regard to tree-painting perhaps becomes in him a settled conviction and he goes floundering on for of course he cannot give up his sketching, blotting in his trees with meaningless and inartistic dabs (which by-and-by become his recipe) and from this very hopelessness, making little or no attempt at reproducing the forms, which, as a matter of fact, he sees quite plainly, and is perfectly conscious of.

Now, this theory of spontaneous foliage-cleverness we entirely disagree with. Of course a natural love of art is quite essential to success in any kind of painting, but we hold that, given the artistic ability, it is just as capable of being turned in the direction of tree-painting as in any other; and with success, if only the study of tree form be set about in a right manner and with conviction. "Freedom of handling" we are told, and "lightness of touch" are necessary to tree-painting. This is undoubtedly true, for a tree is an object that is continually on the move, swayed by the wind first one way and then the other and through which a bird can fly. It is only with certain dexterity that this appearance of life and motion can be given.

But "freedom of handling" is only another name for that sureness of brush which results from practice, and from the knowledge obtained by the mastery of the subject from its elemental stages upwards. When painting a tree it should always be kept in mind and never forgotten, that it is a tree, composed of delicate, feathery leaves, and not a solid, immovable substance like brick or stone. It ought to be the painter's aim to portray the quality and material of the tree as well as its form and colour.

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Walks to Enjoy in Dorset
SKU: wtd/202/000

Walks in to Enjoy in Dorset - fifteen walks for you to enjoy by yourself, with your dog, family or friends. Detailed walk information including maps and photographs with historical notes and easy to follow descriptions. All but one walk is circular and range in length and difficulty. The linear walk is completed by taking the train from Swanage back to the walk start at Corfe Castle.

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Bicycle Touring Photography
SKU: btp/ebook/000
This is a unique eBook in that it combines bicycle touring with photography. Written by Paul Jeurissen, it uses the travels of a bike touring couple (the author and his wife Grace Johnson) as a backdrop to impart photography lessons on composition and techniques. If you like cycling and photography, you are going to love this one.
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