The Library

The Library by May Shepherd Coppiton library was situated at the north end of the town. It had been built on the site of a Tudor manor House, but had been demolished by fire sometime during the civil war. It had been years since Elizabeth had been back to the library: not since the unruly episode in sections S-T in fact. That was the time when Jack Bower, with his raging teenage hormones had...
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The Fox on Quarry Hill

The Fox On Quarry Hill by May Shepherd Katey was looking forward to her day’s walk up into the hills and across to High Fell. It seemed the perfect antidote to the acrimonious divorce she was going through, and this couple of day’s holiday would give her the strength to face the lawyers the following week. Calling in at the village shop she bought her usual Kendal Mint Cake bar and humming...
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Hemlock Bookshop

Hemlock Bookshop Clearing out her mother’s things was no easy task. There was ninety years of accumulation to be sifted through, kept or disposed of. Marion had left the desk until last. It was there where her mother had spent most of her life, writing the romantic novels for which she had become famous. The desk had pigeon holes across the back which were stuffed with notes on scraps of...
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Catherine’s Brooch – A Short Story

Catherine’s Brooch by May Shepherd The young man’s voice sounded nice on the phone when he rang to make an appointment to view the cottage the following day. She felt sad at the thought of selling her Grandma’s cottage. It had been in the family forever, but she was the last surviving relative and as her job kept her in London, there appeared to be no other option. She had spent many...
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50 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the World

Dogs have been companions to human beings for most of humans’ recorded history. Whether used for work – guarding, mostly – or simply as companions dogs feature in the ancient stories of many human cultures. Today, dogs are more popular than ever and the number of breeds has increased significantly. Valued attributes in dog breeds include: looks, ease of training, suitability for...
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25 MOST BIZARRE & FASCINATING ANIMAL FACTS

25 MOST BIZARRE & FASCINATING ANIMAL FACTS by Cara Meyers on May 21, 2015 (WEIRD ANIMAL FACTS/ABOUT ANIMALS) The animal kingdom is full of wonder and amazement. There is so much we still don’t know about the world we live in and the different animals that inhabit it. For instance, did you know that a wolf can eat up to 20lbs of meat in just one sitting? That’s a whole lot of meat....
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The best and strangest animal facts – in pictures

The best and strangest animal facts – in pictures From the oriental fire-bellied toad’s ‘unken reflex’ to the porcupine fish’s ability to squirt blood out of its eyes, Adrienne Barman, author and illustrator of Creaturepedia, shares some very weird animal facts and stunning illustrations too… click...
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Top 10 Behavioural Problems in Cats

Top 10 Behavioural Problems in Cats 1 Avoiding the Litter Box Is your cat boycotting the litter box? Often, it’s because she doesn’t like the litter or just doesn’t like the box. Your best bet? Use unscented litter in an uncovered box, and scoop it at least once a day. Put the box where there’s not a lot of traffic. Try using more than one box and try different litters. 2 Urine...
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Spitfire Beers

Nothing to do with animals, just funny poster campaign for Spitfire Beer. Click here.
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10 Ways to Cure Doggy Boredom During Bad Weather

10 Ways to Cure Doggy Boredom During Bad Weather There is nothing worse than a bored dog stuck in a house while the rain pours or the snow plies up. Not only is it annoying, but your house can suffer if your dog relieves his boredom by destroying your house. Here are ten ways to cure that boredom without ruining your belongings. #1 – Earn a Trick Dog Title Do More With Your Dog! Is the only...
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