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By Iain Banks I think I'd like to live in Stonemouth. In Scotland, on the coast - I imagine it all craggy and rocky, heather everywhere. There's something about living near the sea, the reason of which is as illusive as the ocean itself. Anyway, Stonemouth is a 'coming home' story. Stewart Gilmour, returning home to attend a funeral. He'd been run out of town five years previously for doing something, well, pretty stupid. Banks has a way of writing that creeps up on you and before you … [Read More...]

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Phalacrocorax carbo

Ha, that got your attention. Common name: Cormorant. I see them most mornings when I look out my window, together with the Swallows and House Martins. When searching for a picture I was surprised at how many types of Cormorant there were and my ignorant self had to look up the breed native to UK shores. They're pretty exciting birds to watch in flight, especially when they dive into water for their dinner :) add that to the mix of Swallows and House Martins and you have an aerial display … [Read More...]

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Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band that formed in 1992 in the village of Cwmaman in Cynon Valley, Wales. The band currently comprises lead vocalist and guitarist Kelly Jones, bassist and backing vocalist Richard Jones, guitarist and backing vocalist … [Read More...]

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