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John Betjeman - On Trains

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by John Betjeman
“John Betjeman - On Trains” is a wonderful selection of evocative letters on Britain's railways by the former Poet Laureate. The best-loved of English poets, John Betjeman (1906-1984) was also a great champion of British heritage whose legacy lives on, not just in his poetry, but in his diaries, broadcasts and letters. A devotee of the railways, this small, beautiful volume brings together some of his co...
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Hemingway's Chair

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by Palin, Michael
Michael Palin's hilarious novel, a "New York Times" Notable Book, is a tale of a man learning to stand up for what he believes in--just like Ernest HemingwayMartin Sproale is a mild, conventional assistant postmaster living in a small English coastal town, the only exceptional thing about him being his obsession with Ernest Hemingway. This is confined harmlessly enough to an encyclopaedic knowledge of every...
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In Search of Ireland

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by Morton, H. V.
Shortly after the declaration of the Irish Free State, H V Morton goes IN SEARCH OF IRELAND by motor-car and finds, amongst other things, a Norman village in Galway, lobster fishers, a shy girl in need of an apron in Connemara and a great many beds in which Michael Collins is said to have slept. Full of local stories and way-side conversations, Morton's witty and enticing travelogue recalls a way of life no...
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In Search of England

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by H.V. Morton
H. V. Morton travels through England by motor car in the 1920s and encounters ruined gothic arches in Glastonbury, farmers bartering for cigars in Norfolk and what now seems like an idyllic way of life - free of traffic jams, noise and pollution.
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The Very Best of "Monty Python": The Essential Gags, Sketches and Songs, Individually Selected and Introduced by the Python Team

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by Cleese, John
In October 1969, the BBC broadcast the first programme in a new series entitled 'Monty Python's Flying Circus', written and conceived by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Over the years the six of them followed this with another forty-four extremely silly programmes, a German TV special, five full-length feature films, seven books, nine long-playing record...
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John Betjeman on Churches

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by John Betjeman
The best-loved of English poets, John Betjeman (1906-1984) was also a great champion of British heritage and his legacy lives on, not just in his poetry, but in his diaries, broadcasts and letters. He famously campaigned to save many church buildings and his work encouraged a greater appreciation of overlooked Victorian churches and architects. Illustrated with black and white photographs and accompanied by...
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London in Landscape (Vol. 2)

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by Neale Karen
"London in Landscape" has been a labor of love for upcoming young artist Karen Neale. Since October 2007 she has been braving all weathers in order to capture, in her own very distinctive style, many of the capital's most famous scenes, from St Pancras Station to the Barbican, from the Thames Barrier to parliament Square. The result is a stunning book that all Londoners and visitors to their city will want ...
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In Search of Wales

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by H V Morton
When H. V. Morton sett out for Wales over seventy years ago, his only previous visit had been twenty years earlier in the unsuccessful pursuit of a girl he loved in Pwllheli.
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London in Landscape (Vol. 1)

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by Neale Karen
"London in Landscape" can be properly described as a labour of love for young artist Karen Neale. Since June 2005 she has been braving all climates in order to capture, in her own extraordinary, inimitable style, the different faces of the country's capital, in all seasons. From Bow Street to Chinatown, from Buckingham Palace to Smithfield Market, from the Tate Modern to Trafalgar Square, Karen has brought ...
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Who Murdered Chaucer?

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by Jones Terry
In this work of historical speculation Terry Jones investigates the mystery surrounding the death of Geoffrey Chaucer over 600 years ago. A diplomat and brother-in-law to John of Gaunt - one of the most powerful men in the kingdom - Chaucer was celebrated as his country's finest living poet, rhetorician and scholar: the pre-eminent intellectual of his time. And yet nothing is known of his death. In 1400 his...
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Three Kingdoms

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by STEPHENS, SIMON
Three Kingdoms is a blackly entertaining and unsettling detective story cum parable about the devil in us all, international human trafficking and the changing state of Europe. As the severed human head of an Estonian woman is found in a river in Hammersmith, two British detectives set off in search of her origins in Europe and how she came to be found dead. Accompanied by a mephistophelian German detective...
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In the Steps of St. Paul

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by Morton, H. V.
In the early 1930s, H.V. Morton retraced the steps of St Paul from his birthplace at Tarsus to the scene of his martyrdom at Rome. 'The modern traveller who takes the Acts of the Apostles as his guide-book, as I have done,' writes Morton in the Introduction to this remarkable book, 'journeys into a part of the world which once enjoyed the unity of the Roman Empire and is now divided among many nations.' But...
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Charles Dickens and the House of Fallen Women

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by Hartley, Jenny
London in Charles Dickens's time was a city of great contrast. The affluent and middle classes enjoyed a comfortable existence but for the poor, life was cruel and harsh, the more so for girls and young women. Many characters in Dickens's classic novels exemplify this: Little Em'ly in David Copperfield is perhaps the best known. Dickens was clearly troubled by what he saw and in autumn 1847 established Uran...
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Motoring With Mohammed:Journeys To The Yemen And The Red Sea

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by Eric Hansen
This travelogue begins with the terrifying account of the storm that left Eric Hansen and four companions shipwrecked on a deserted Red Sea island. Rescued by smugglers and taken to the Yemen coast, Hansen found himself increasingly enthralled by this little-known land, intrigued by its customs, charmed by its natural beauty and captivated by its people as he travelled the country, seeking out its wildest g...
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You Must Set Forth at Dawn

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by Wole Soyinka
The first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as a political activist of prodigious energies, Wole Soyinka now follows his modern classic “Ake: The Years of Childhood” with an equally important chronicle of his turbulent life as an adult in (and in exile from) his beloved, beleaguered homeland.
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Stranger in Spain

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by H V Morton
A handsome re-issue of a travel classic. With his trademark wit and inquisitive eye, H. V. Morton travels through a Spain unspoilt by tourism, revealing a country where the past is very much alive. Interspersed with episodes from Spain's rich history, "A Stranger in Spain" is a journey of discovery that should appeal to those with a sense of adventure. Morton's classic travel book on Spain is a delightful t...
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In Search of Scotland

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by H V Morton
Looking to close a travel-writing gap of over a hundred years, H. V. Morton goes IN SEARCH OF SCOTLAND, a land to which he is a complete stranger. The result is a characteristically engaging adventure in a landscape at turns 'enchanted' and 'without mercy'. Amongst many entertaining encounters, he describes a 'sincere Scottish breakfast' served beneath a portrait of Queen Victoria, sings Jacobite rebel song...
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In the Steps of the Master.

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by H V Morton
This is an account of H.V. Morton's journey through the Holy Land. Nowhere do the ancient world and the modern collide so abruptly as in these territories, so long disputed, where H.V. Morton undertook a pilgrimage in the early 1930s.
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