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The Compleat Angler: or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation
The Compleat Angler: or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation
by Howell Raines
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 22.95
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4.0 out of 5 stars a primer in fly fishing, Nov. 29 2014
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This is an interesting book on many levels.
It is about fly fishing in England in the 17th century.
It is about the lifestyle of a gentleman in this days.
It is somewhat about theology.
It might be a polemic regarding Cromwell and the Puritans.
The language of the times might be a problem for some.
It does make you want to go fishing though....

The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812
The 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot in the War of 1812
by John R. Grodzinski
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 13.68
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5.0 out of 5 stars Canadian Heroes at war, Nov. 28 2014
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An historical recounting of an amazing group of soldiers
in the War of 1812 whose march in the dead of winter
from Fredericton to Kingston to stand off an American
attack on Lake Ontario is little known, under appreciated
but should be better understood.

A Neighbourly War: New Brunswick and the War of 1812
A Neighbourly War: New Brunswick and the War of 1812
by Robert L. Dallison
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.96
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5.0 out of 5 stars Know your history!, Nov. 28 2014
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I live in New Brunswick and this makes the War of 1812
accessible to the present generation in ways that show
the character and determination of the people of this
province to stop the advances of the US - as well as
their loyalty to the Crown for the second time in less
than 40 years.

Trout Reflections
Trout Reflections
by David M Carroll
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, Nov. 28 2014
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it's a spiritual/poetic narrative about the fish and the angler
on par with Pilgrim at Tinker Creek!

The War of 1812: A Four-Part Documentary Series
The War of 1812: A Four-Part Documentary Series
DVD ~ Terence McKenna

4.0 out of 5 stars CANADIAN history, June 12 2014
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If you hear about the War of 1812, it's usually from a US POV.
Well, the British fought the US in that one - and it was the
Canadians and the First Nations that helped the Brits WIN it!
I say that because the objectives that the US started the war over
were never reached - therefore, they lost.
Mostly, it was a stalemate but Canada defended itself and became a nation
asa result. The real losers were the Native Peoples (once again) as
they lost land and were never even considered in the negotiations.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Bilingual)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Richard Armitage
Price: CDN$ 13.88
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3.0 out of 5 stars FX trumps storyline, June 12 2014
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Peter jackson has made billions from the LotR trilogy and now the Hobbit trilogy.
Trouble is, special effects seem more important than Tolkien's words and images.
It's way too long and too violent.
I didn't like the first one and I doubt if I'll like the third one.

Cadfael: Set 4
Cadfael: Set 4
DVD ~ Derek Jacobi
Price: CDN$ 42.51
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5.0 out of 5 stars Middle Ages Mystery, June 12 2014
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This review is from: Cadfael: Set 4 (DVD)
Cadfael is your typical British detective except that he is in the 12th century.
It's usually about murder and intrigue but he works it out in the end.
An interesting sidebar is how religion is dealt with: Cadfael is always about
love and forgiveness while the Church is about rules and doctrine.

Rocks and Scenery of Fundy National Park
Rocks and Scenery of Fundy National Park
by David M. Baird
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars a good guide, May 16 2014
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If you ever wanted to know the geology of the Bay of Fundy
in Canada (New Brunswick & Nova Scotia), then this little
guide is worth having. It's is somewhat outdated and not very
complicated for those who want to 'dig deeper' but it gives
the rocks & minerals and where the find them.

Murdoch Mysteries: Season 5
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 5
Price: CDN$ 52.49
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5.0 out of 5 stars for the whole series..., May 16 2014
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This review is from: Murdoch Mysteries: Season 5 (DVD)
read any of my commentaries on the series.
It's well worth the money if you like crime for the whole family.

Murdoch Mysteries: Season 4
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 4
DVD ~ Yannick Bisson
Price: CDN$ 52.49
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5.0 out of 5 stars Toronto the good, May 16 2014
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The whole series is based in Toronto in the late Victorian era.
As such, it is non-violent (though there is crime) and somewhat
cartoonish if compared to modern crime shows.
However, so is Connery's James Bond if compared to the
Bourne series.
The cast is good, the good guys always win, evil is conquered
and Toronto is a proper city once again.

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