Since moving into my house, my girlfriend and I have really enjoyed exploring the local area, making the most of the exciting and dramatic coastline right on our doorstep. So it was a no brainer to get this book: Hidden Beaches by Daniel Start. This is a guide of “secret” and secluded beaches around the UK, each chapter pointing out a variety of beaches along a stretch of coastline. We were most interested in finding somewhere pretty local to…

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  For Christmas I was blessed to receive a whole host of fantastic books. Lots of different people bought me lots of great books and I’m sure that if you’re reading Wild Tide then you will love them too! Have a look and then I’ll tell you about them…   Going from left to right on my bookshelf! Getting Started at Fly Fishing for Trout by Allan Sefton A great introductory book that takes you through everything you need to…

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  Last month I wrote about the book I had just read; The Bluffer’s Guide To Beer, I really like it, it was both funny and informative. In fact I liked it so much that I decided to get another one of the books in the series. There are quite a few interesting Bluffer’s Guides but the one I went for was their Guide to Surfing.   I’m pleased to report that the Guide to Surfing contains all the features…

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  After a fantastically gorgeous Saturday weather wise (as you may have read about in my last post), mother nature decided enough was enough and on Sunday we were back with the standard winter rain. So I did what any sensible fellow would do and retired to one of Cornwall’s many fine drinking establishments to while away the afternoon. In front of a log fire and with my palm on a pint, I decided to research the subject in hand…

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  These are five books were lent to me, when I started surfing by a friend and very experienced surfer. Along with practice and words of wisdom from friends in the sea, these are all you need to get into surfing.   Taj Burrow’s Book of Hot Surfing by Taj Burrow Published: 2003 Publisher: Rolling Youth Press Pages: 180 I’ve put this book right at the top of the list because it’s the one i’d choose if I could just…

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  What’s that graphic novels are for geeks? Well maybe some, but not all! Anyway aren’t geeks suppose to be cool now anyway? I love graphic novels, the best ones are sublime, page after page of beautiful art and story telling. If you haven’t ever read one, then you seriously need to pick one out of this list and have a look. Yeah sure there are some nerdish graphic novels out there but none of the books on this list…

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Jamie’s Ministry of Food A fantastic book for anyone like me who is a bit of a rookie chef, containing brilliantly simple and tasty recipes. The book takes you through everything in basic steps and includes lots of photos so you can keep checking your delicious food is looking as it should. Nathan Outlaw’s British Seafood Great book for any seafood enthusiastic. Beautifully presented and a great coffee table book as well as containing cover to cover scrumptiousness. The book…

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  If your Man Cave is anything like mine, you’ve got a few books laying around. Now what you need is a styling and cool method of storing them.   BOOM! problem solved:  

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