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This comprehensive collection brings together every extant text known to have been penned by Elizabeth Webb, a missionary for the Society of Friends who traveled and taught in England and America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Webb's work circulated widely in manuscript form during her lifetime, but has since ...
The Writings of Elizabeth Webb: A Quaker Missionary in America, 1697-1726
This comprehensive collection brings together every extant text known to have been penned by Elizabeth Webb, a missionary for the Society of Friends who traveled and taught in England and America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Webb's work circulated widely in manuscript form during her lifetime, but has since become scarce. This annotated collection reintroduces her as a major contributor to women's writing and religious thought in early America. Her autobiographical works highlight the importance of ecstatic or visionary experiences in the construction of Quaker identity and illustrate the role that women played in creating religious and social networks. Webb used the book of Revelation as a lens through which to comprehend episodes from American history, and her commentary on the book characterized the colonization of New England as a sign of the end times. Eighteenth-century readers looked to her commentary for guidance during the American War of Independence. Her unique take on Revelation was not only impactful in its own day, but puts contemporary understanding of eighteenth-century Quaker quietism into new perspective. Collecting the earliest known writings by an American Quaker, and one of the earliest by an American woman, this annotated volume rightly places Webb in the company of colonial women writers such as Anne Bradstreet, Mary Rowlandson, and Sarah Kemble Knight. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars of early America, women's history, religious history, and American literature.
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26.200000 USD

The Writings of Elizabeth Webb: A Quaker Missionary in America, 1697-1726

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Flora Crossley had never travelled far from her home town in Halifax until 1942 when, at the age of 26, she joined the Women's Royal Naval Service. She was posted to Bletchley Park where she operated the Bombe, an electro-mechanical machine designed by Alan Turing for use in the deciphering ...
A Bletchley Park Wren Overseas
Flora Crossley had never travelled far from her home town in Halifax until 1942 when, at the age of 26, she joined the Women's Royal Naval Service. She was posted to Bletchley Park where she operated the Bombe, an electro-mechanical machine designed by Alan Turing for use in the deciphering of the German Enigma. Eight months later she was on a troopship sailing down through the Atlantic and around the coast of Africa to Kenya where she spent four months before being transferred to Ceylon. While overseas her role was to operate the Hollerith, a mechanical tabulating machine used in the decoding of wireless signals transmitted by the Japanese. A Bletchley Park Wren Overseas is based on her diary and oral accounts of her time at Bletchley Park and its outstations in Mombasa and Colombo: not only the work that she did but also the social life - the sailing parties down the African coast - and the places she visited - the leave she spent up county on the tea estates in Ceylon. She celebrated VE day abroad and returned home by sea in July 1945.
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17.06 USD
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From the private papers of Mark Twain and Mozart to those of Robert Browning and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ...
Love Letters of Great Men
From the private papers of Mark Twain and Mozart to those of Robert Browning and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by publisher Ursula Doyle. For some of these great men, love is a `delicious poison' (William Congreve); for others, love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one's heart like a cooling rain (Flaubert). Every shade of love is here, from the exquisite eloquence of Oscar Wilde and the simple devotion of Robert Browning, to the wonderfully modern misery of the Roman Pliny the Younger. Taken together, these Love Letters of Great Men show that perhaps men haven't changed so very much over the last 2,000 years; passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented described here - as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most.
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17.05 USD

Love Letters of Great Men

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Through 150 entries, Samantha Craft presents a life of humorous faux pas, profound insights, and the everyday adventures of an autistic female. In her vivid world, nothing is simple and everything appears pertinent. Even an average trip to the grocery store is a feat and cause for reflection. From being ...
Everyday Aspergers: A Journey on the Autism Spectrum
Through 150 entries, Samantha Craft presents a life of humorous faux pas, profound insights, and the everyday adventures of an autistic female. In her vivid world, nothing is simple and everything appears pertinent. Even an average trip to the grocery store is a feat and cause for reflection. From being a dyslexic cheerleader with dyspraxia going the wrong direction, to bathroom stalking, to figuring out if she can wear that panty-free dress, Craft explores the profoundness of daily living through hilarious anecdotes and heart-warming childhood memories. Ten years in the making, Craft's revealing memoir brings Asperger's Syndrome into a spectrum of brilliant light-exposing the day-to-day interactions and complex inner workings of an autistic female from childhood to midlife.
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18.850000 USD

Everyday Aspergers: A Journey on the Autism Spectrum

by Samantha Craft
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This comprehensive collection brings together every extant text known to have been penned by Elizabeth Webb, a missionary for the Society of Friends who traveled and taught in England and America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Webb's work circulated widely in manuscript form during her lifetime, but has since ...
The Writings of Elizabeth Webb: A Quaker Missionary in America, 1697-1726
This comprehensive collection brings together every extant text known to have been penned by Elizabeth Webb, a missionary for the Society of Friends who traveled and taught in England and America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Webb's work circulated widely in manuscript form during her lifetime, but has since become scarce. This annotated collection reintroduces her as a major contributor to women's writing and religious thought in early America. Her autobiographical works highlight the importance of ecstatic or visionary experiences in the construction of Quaker identity and illustrate the role that women played in creating religious and social networks. Webb used the book of Revelation as a lens through which to comprehend episodes from American history, and her commentary on the book characterized the colonization of New England as a sign of the end times. Eighteenth-century readers looked to her commentary for guidance during the American War of Independence. Her unique take on Revelation was not only impactful in its own day, but puts contemporary understanding of eighteenth-century Quaker quietism into new perspective. Collecting the earliest known writings by an American Quaker, and one of the earliest by an American woman, this annotated volume rightly places Webb in the company of colonial women writers such as Anne Bradstreet, Mary Rowlandson, and Sarah Kemble Knight. It will be an invaluable resource for scholars of early America, women's history, religious history, and American literature.
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104.950000 USD

The Writings of Elizabeth Webb: A Quaker Missionary in America, 1697-1726

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After three decades as a professional musician, Marvin B Naylor took his talents out into the streets of Winchester, playing his fingerstyle guitar pieces to the sometimes adoring and often weirdly freakish British public. And so began this wry, engaging and beautifully observed diary of his life as a busker ...
Diary of a Busker: The First Hundred Days
After three decades as a professional musician, Marvin B Naylor took his talents out into the streets of Winchester, playing his fingerstyle guitar pieces to the sometimes adoring and often weirdly freakish British public. And so began this wry, engaging and beautifully observed diary of his life as a busker - the characters, triumphs, unsolicited sandwiches, shrapnel and the ever-present English weather.
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21.000000 USD

Diary of a Busker: The First Hundred Days

by Marvin B. Naylor
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`A love story told in exquisitely poetic letters' DAILY MAIL `A powerful and tender tale of love and war.' SUNDAY MIRROR Torn apart by war, their letters meant everything... `My love. I am writing to you without knowing where you are but I will find you after all these long ...
The Very White of Love
`A love story told in exquisitely poetic letters' DAILY MAIL `A powerful and tender tale of love and war.' SUNDAY MIRROR Torn apart by war, their letters meant everything... `My love. I am writing to you without knowing where you are but I will find you after all these long months...' 3rd September 1938. Martin Preston is in his second year of Oxford when his world is split in two by a beautiful redhead, Nancy Whelan. A whirlwind romance blossoms in the Buckinghamshire countryside as dark clouds begin to gather in Europe. 3rd September 1939. Britain declares war on Germany. Martin is sent to the battlefields of France, but as their letters cross the channel, he tells Nancy their love will keep him safe. Then, one day, his letters stop. 3rd September 1940. It's four months since Nancy last heard from Martin. She knows he is still alive. And she'll do anything to find him. But what she discovers will change her life forever... Perfect for fans of Suite Francaise, My Dear I Wanted To Tell You and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. What readers are saying about The Very White of Love: `Wow, this blew me away!' `I absolutely loved it. One seriously fantastic book.' `A riveting read.' `Beautifully written... a real rollercoaster of emotions.' `A wonderful discovery.' `Powerful! Tragic! Do they make love like this anymore?' `Heart-wrenching and powerful.'
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13.64 USD

The Very White of Love

by S. C. Worrall
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The Colonial Occupation of Katanga consists of a translated and richly annotated edition of the personal correspondence of Lieutenant (later Captain) Clement Brasseur, the military officer in charge of Lofoi, the first post of the Congo Free State in Katanga. The letters date from September 1893, the month of his ...
The Colonial Occupation of Katanga: The Personal Correspondence of Clement Brasseur, 1893-1897
The Colonial Occupation of Katanga consists of a translated and richly annotated edition of the personal correspondence of Lieutenant (later Captain) Clement Brasseur, the military officer in charge of Lofoi, the first post of the Congo Free State in Katanga. The letters date from September 1893, the month of his arrival in the region, and continue up to 9 November 1897, the day before his career of conquest and subjugation came to a violent end outside the trader Kiwala's fortified camp on the Luapula River. All of the seventeen long letters included in the volume are addressed to Brasseur's elder brother, Desire, a fellow military officer; most of them take the form of regularly updated journals and travelogues. Brasseur's dense personal correspondence describes in exceptional detail both his day-to-day activities and administrative determinations and the numerous military operations that he and/or his local allies undertook with a view to impressing upon Katangese communities the need to comply with instructions relating to taxation in kind and labour. The striking candidness and directness of the records presented in this edition challenge top-down understandings of the violent workings of the Congo Free State, cast unprecedented light on early colonial state-building in Katanga and show that the latter process was deeply informed by African strategies and interests. These themes are systematically pursued in the volume's extensive introduction, which advances the idea that the Congo Free State is best understood as a continuation of the nineteenth-century warlord order in Central Africa, rather than the embodiment of a 'modern' colonial project.
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157.500000 USD
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Simpsonistas: Tales from the Simpson Family Literary Project, Vol. 1 highlights brilliant work by associates of the Simpson Project: Joyce Carol Oates, Anthony Marra, T. Geronimo Johnson, Samantha Hunt, Lori Ostlund, Martin Pousson, Ben Fountain, and many others, including Simpson Fellows as well as young writers appearing for the first ...
Simpsonistas, Vol. 1
Simpsonistas: Tales from the Simpson Family Literary Project, Vol. 1 highlights brilliant work by associates of the Simpson Project: Joyce Carol Oates, Anthony Marra, T. Geronimo Johnson, Samantha Hunt, Lori Ostlund, Martin Pousson, Ben Fountain, and many others, including Simpson Fellows as well as young writers appearing for the first time in print. Johnson and Marra were Simpson Prize Winners; Fountain, Hunt, Ostlund, and Pousson were Prize Finalists. Simpsonistas is the inaugural anthology of the Simpson Project, which is committed to the proposition that storytelling is the foundation of a literate society: simpsonliteraryproject.org. The Simpson Family Literary Project promotes storytellers and storytelling across the generations, and across a tremendous spectrum: from incarcerated young men and women to high school-age students to distinguished mid-career authors to internationally celebrated writers. Simpson Fellows from UC Berkeley lead workshops for fledgling writers, and the annual Simpson Prize Recipient receives an award of $50,000 in support of a burgeoning career. Joyce Carol Oates is the current Simpson Project Writer-in-Residence at the Lafayette (CA) Public Library, where she works with librarians, teachers, college and high school students, and the broader communities.
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18.850000 USD

Simpsonistas, Vol. 1

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Stanley Civilian Internment Camp on the south side of Hong Kong Island, in 1942 was home to approximately 3000 British, Canadian, American and other civilian and police internees, the majority of whom were incarcerated for three years and eight months during the occupation of Hong Kong by the Japanese. John ...
The First Shall Be Last: The War Journal of John Charter and Memoirs of Yvonne Charter
Stanley Civilian Internment Camp on the south side of Hong Kong Island, in 1942 was home to approximately 3000 British, Canadian, American and other civilian and police internees, the majority of whom were incarcerated for three years and eight months during the occupation of Hong Kong by the Japanese. John Charter kept a journal, hidden from the Japanese, of their hardships, hunger and hope until their final liberation. It is one of the more comprehensive accounts of life in Stanley Civilian Internment Camp yet published, and as such a small piece of Hong Kong history which should not be forgotten.
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30.70 USD

The First Shall Be Last: The War Journal of John Charter and Memoirs of Yvonne Charter

by Anthony Crowley Charter
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This timeless journal, beautifully illustrated with pages for monthly journaling, is an indispensable companion if you want to live a more focused, positive life. A practical workbook designed to help you find more meaning and fulfilment amidst the chaos of daily life, it contains a twelve-step, month-by-month strategy that creates ...
Mind, Body, Soul Journal: Discover a sense of purpose and live your best life
This timeless journal, beautifully illustrated with pages for monthly journaling, is an indispensable companion if you want to live a more focused, positive life. A practical workbook designed to help you find more meaning and fulfilment amidst the chaos of daily life, it contains a twelve-step, month-by-month strategy that creates space for introspection and self-discovery so you can gain a renewed sense of freedom and fulfilment. `Set a satnav for your life by following this practical journal and unleash the best version of you.' Norah Casey `Lovely book ... a spiritual Filofax.' Patrick Bergin. `Full of positivity and inspiration, this book is a tonic - I loved it.' Alan Hughes `This book will make anybody's life journey easy and joyful. I absolutely recommend it. It's a book for everyone to help them on their journey.' Helen Goldin `The most astonishingly uplifting work I've read all year! This isn't just a book to read, it's a bible to live your best life by.' Claudia Carroll `This book unleashes the power of you to successfully set goals for a happy and successful life and to reach your true potential through the magic of goal setting. Set a satnav for your life by following this practical journal and unleash the best version of you.' Norah Casey `Finally! A blueprint for creating the life you want in this powerful and authentic spiritual guidebook. You will pick it up, put it down, and pick it up again and again.' Paul Congdon, editor of Positive Life
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25.58 USD

Mind, Body, Soul Journal: Discover a sense of purpose and live your best life

by Andrea Hayes
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Selection of more than 300 letters published by The Times newspaper between 1914 and 1918, as its readers and the nation alike endured the ordeal of the First World War. Much of the correspondence relates to the conflict - the news, or absence of news, from the trenches and the ...
The Times Great War Letters: Correspondence during the First World War
Selection of more than 300 letters published by The Times newspaper between 1914 and 1918, as its readers and the nation alike endured the ordeal of the First World War. Much of the correspondence relates to the conflict - the news, or absence of news, from the trenches and the sacrifices being made on the Home Front. Celebrated politicians and the man on the Clapham omnibus both responded to the horrors of gas and the slaughter on the Somme. Yet it was at this time, too, that the newspaper's famous letters page began to take on its distinctive nature, finding room for off-beat or humorous topics and writers who held up a mirror to Britain's character and its changing moods. Among those who wrote to The Times during the war were many of the most notable figures of the era, such as Arthur Conan Doyle, HG Wells, Millicent Fawcett, Edith Wharton, Nancy Astor, Edith Cavell, David Lloyd George and Winston Churchill. With insights and opinion on diverse subjects such as; * the Russian Revolution * Women's suffrage * the first Zeppelin raids * the rearing of guinea fowl for shooting Great War Letters shines a light on the world of a century ago at the very moment in time that it was about to change forever.
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34.12 USD

The Times Great War Letters: Correspondence during the First World War

by James Owen
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This is the second volume in the first full-scale scholarly edition of Thoreau's correspondence in more than half a century. When completed, the edition's three volumes will include every extant letter written or received by Thoreau--in all, almost 650 letters, roughly 150 more than in any previous edition, including dozens ...
The Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau: Volume 2: 1849-1856
This is the second volume in the first full-scale scholarly edition of Thoreau's correspondence in more than half a century. When completed, the edition's three volumes will include every extant letter written or received by Thoreau--in all, almost 650 letters, roughly 150 more than in any previous edition, including dozens that have never before been published. Correspondence 2 contains 246 letters, 124 written by Thoreau and 122 written to him. Sixty-three are collected here for the first time; of these, forty-three have never before been published. During the period covered by this volume, Thoreau wrote the works that form the foundation of his modern reputation. A number of letters reveal the circumstances surrounding the publication of A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers in May 1849 and Walden in August 1854, as well as the essays Resistance to Civil Government (1849; now known as Civil Disobedience ) and Slavery in Massachusetts (1854), and two series, An Excursion to Canada (1853) and Cape Cod (1855). Writing and lecturing brought Thoreau a small group of devoted fans, most notably Daniel Ricketson, an independently wealthy Quaker and abolitionist who became a faithful correspondent. The most significant body of letters in the volume are those Thoreau wrote to Harrison Gray Otis Blake, a friend and disciple who elicited intense and complex discussions of the philosophical, ethical, and moral issues Thoreau explored throughout his life. Following every letter, annotations identify correspondents, individuals mentioned, and books quoted, and describe events to which the letters refer. A historical introduction characterizes the letters and connects them with the events of Thoreau's life, a textual introduction lays out the editorial principles and procedures followed, and a general introduction discusses the history of the publication of Thoreau's correspondence. Proper names, publications, events, and ideas found in both the letters and the annotations are included in the index, which provides full access to the contents of the volume.
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104.480000 USD

The Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau: Volume 2: 1849-1856

by Henry D Thoreau
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I ought to be grateful to Richmond & Hogarth, and indeed, whether it's my invincible optimism or not, I am grateful. aA ' Virginia Woolf Although more commonly associated with Bloomsbury, Virginia and her husband Leonard Woolf lived in Richmond-upon-Thames for ten years from the time of the First World ...
Virginia Woolf in Richmond
I ought to be grateful to Richmond & Hogarth, and indeed, whether it's my invincible optimism or not, I am grateful. aA ' Virginia Woolf Although more commonly associated with Bloomsbury, Virginia and her husband Leonard Woolf lived in Richmond-upon-Thames for ten years from the time of the First World War (1914-1924). Refuting the common misconception that she disliked the town, this book explores her daily habits as well as her intimate thoughts while living at the pretty house she came to love - Hogarth House. Drawing on information from her many letters and diaries, the editor reveals how Richmond's relaxed way of life came to influence the writer, from her experimentation as a novelist to her work with her husband and the Hogarth Press, from her relationships with her servants to her many famous visitors.
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28.99 USD

Virginia Woolf in Richmond

by Leonard Woolf, Virginia Woolf
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Letters Home gives access to the last major archive of Larkin's writing to remain unpublished: the letters to members of his family. These correspondences help tell the story of how Larkin came to be the writer and the man he was: to his father Sydney, a 'conservative anarchist' and admirer ...
Philip Larkin: Letters Home
Letters Home gives access to the last major archive of Larkin's writing to remain unpublished: the letters to members of his family. These correspondences help tell the story of how Larkin came to be the writer and the man he was: to his father Sydney, a 'conservative anarchist' and admirer of Hitler, who died relatively early in Larkin's life; to his timid, depressive mother Eva, who by contrast lived long, and whose final years were shadowed by dementia; and to his sister Kitty, the sparse surviving fragment of whose correspondence with her brother gives an enigmatic glimpse of a complex and intimate relationship. In particular, it was the years during which he and his sister looked after their mother that shaped the writer we know so well: a number of poems written over this time are for her, and the mood of pain, shadow and despondency that characterises his later verse draws its strength from his experience of the long, lonely years of her senility. One surprising element in the volume, however, is the joie de vivre shown in the large number of witty and engaging drawings of himself and Eva, as 'Young Creature' and 'Old Creature', with which he enlivens his letters throughout the three decades of her widowhood. This important edition, meticulously edited by James Booth is a key piece of scholarship that completes the portrait of this most cherished of English poets.
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68.25 USD

Philip Larkin: Letters Home

by Philip Larkin
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This volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1883-1884 includes 178 letters, of which 117 are published for the first time, written from January 2, 1883, to January 29, 1884. The letters trace the development of Henry James's literary career as well as the maturation of his international reputation ...
The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1883-1884: Volume 1
This volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1883-1884 includes 178 letters, of which 117 are published for the first time, written from January 2, 1883, to January 29, 1884. The letters trace the development of Henry James's literary career as well as the maturation of his international reputation as a public figure. They also record James's recovery following the deaths of his parents and brother, the difficult execution of his father's will, and his return to England from an extended stay in the United States. This volume concludes with James's continuing efforts to maximize his writing income.
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99.750000 USD

The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1883-1884: Volume 1

by Henry James
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`Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away ... God has cared for these trees ... but he cannot save them from fools - only Uncle Sam can do that.' First published in 1901, Our National Parks is possibly the bestselling book of John Muir's wilderness-discovery titles and was ...
Our National Parks: A campaign for the preservation of wilderness
`Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away ... God has cared for these trees ... but he cannot save them from fools - only Uncle Sam can do that.' First published in 1901, Our National Parks is possibly the bestselling book of John Muir's wilderness-discovery titles and was certainly the most influential published in his lifetime, with a strong focus on the preservation of forest reserves. With a strong political tone and shrewd, subtle manoeuvring, Muir uses Our National Parks to persuade his readership of the necessity of nature and national parks for human recreation and more importantly for health and wellbeing, as well as the - in his mind - obvious need for preservation of wild ecosystems. Cannily he counterbalances this with the acknowledgement of the need for timber and irrigation systems, in order that his message is taken seriously; Muir's passion is portrayed so vividly and flamboyantly that without his learned political and scientific reinforcement, he could be misconstrued as purely a radical and eccentric nonconformist. However, the two combined result in an engaging and convincing argument that these landscapes are our `natural home', and `fountains of life'. As Muir expert Terry Gifford observes in the foreword, `Muir's tone can shift in this book from seductive persuasion, to charming details of creatures, flora and landscapes, to scientific information, to trail guide, to religious uplift, to a final political speech of startling ferocity.' John Muir's strategic yet genuine and beautiful conservationist essays were a first at the time of publication, and are still highly applicable to our attitudes and lifestyles today in the twenty-first century.
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13.650000 USD

Our National Parks: A campaign for the preservation of wilderness

by John Muir
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At All Costs gets inside the mind of one of GAA's most talked-about personalities. Possessed of an unshakeable work ethic and determination to succeed, all-Ireland winning hurler and manager Davy Fitzgerald has established a reputation as one of the finest hurling talents of his generation. For Davy, however, a man ...
At All Costs
At All Costs gets inside the mind of one of GAA's most talked-about personalities. Possessed of an unshakeable work ethic and determination to succeed, all-Ireland winning hurler and manager Davy Fitzgerald has established a reputation as one of the finest hurling talents of his generation. For Davy, however, a man every bit the perfectionist, victory has always come at a cost. His list of playing and managerial honours is matched by a roll call of controversies and arguments. In this raw and surprisingly vulnerable account of his life in hurling, Fitzgerald confronts his legacy, his fiery reputation and the most enduring controversies of his career, all the while considering the cost pursuit of victory has taken on himself and those closest to him. Candid and self-aware, it is sure to be one the most talked-about books this year.
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34.11 USD

At All Costs

by Davy Fitzgerald
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The name Cliff Slade will be instantly recognised as a frequent and indefatigable correspondent to the Letters to the Editor columns. This book is written in the first person, as being most appropriate for someone who is speaking directly to his audience. This is a very personal journey in letters. ...
Behind & Beyond the Letters
The name Cliff Slade will be instantly recognised as a frequent and indefatigable correspondent to the Letters to the Editor columns. This book is written in the first person, as being most appropriate for someone who is speaking directly to his audience. This is a very personal journey in letters. It is touching and different insofar as it provides detailed insight into the life and mind of a man, the author, his relationships with his family and his take on local society, business, and politics. This is accomplished through the sharing of letters, only some of which have previously been published. However, this is not just a book of letters, along the lines of `The Times Great Letters' as there is depth, emotion, pain, laughter, joy, sadness, and a progressive personal and emotional journey of accomplishment and enlightenment. Each correspondence is introduced, and most have accompanying explanations and information about the background and reason for each of the letters that have been included. Beginning with what motivated his writing, he reflects on his upbringing by delving into his childhood and the reasons that explain why he finds it easier to communicate through the written word, rather than verbally. An excellent sense of humour is clearly evident in the self-depreciatory letters written to the paper under a pseudonym and in his letters to himself. The account of when the author met his wife and their marriage, ups and downs and all, along with his thoughts about life as a parent and his children, is very touching in its openness and honesty. He doesn't claim celebrity status and claims to be from an ordinary walk of life. In this remarkable book, Cliff shares his life and part of himself with the audience with a great deal of emotion. With an auto-biographical narrative, we are regularly moved from tears to amusement and back again.
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16.98 USD

Behind & Beyond the Letters

by Cliff Slade
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City Boys at War considers a campaign of just eleven months, from September 1939 to July 1940, viewed at the micro level - the perspective of a gunner, his wife, his family and his comrades. In 1938 Alfred Ledger joined the Lloyd's Battery of the 53rd (City of London) Heavy ...
City Boys At War: The Lloyd's Battery 1938-1940 A gunner's perspective
City Boys at War considers a campaign of just eleven months, from September 1939 to July 1940, viewed at the micro level - the perspective of a gunner, his wife, his family and his comrades. In 1938 Alfred Ledger joined the Lloyd's Battery of the 53rd (City of London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, a Territorial Army unit based at White City. He was called up in August 1939. This book's narrative is based on letters between Alfred and his wife and the regimental histories. It starts with the so-called Phoney War, the months up to the German attack in the west ending with Operation Dynamo and the escape of the British army from Dunkirk. However, the events described here do not end on the beaches of Dunkirk but with a second, little known, rescue, Operation Ariel (also known as Aerial), the organised escape of allied troops and civilians from ports in Brittany and western France. Ariel was just as successful in its objective as Dynamo, rescuing 190,000 troops. Dunkirk has become part of British folklore. Ariel has been forgotten. As for Haddock Force, the units sent south to defend French military airfields in the event of RAF bombers using them as refuelling bases en route to bombing northern Italian cities, history moves into the realms of mystery. But it is these events that the narrative follows.
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31.500000 USD

City Boys At War: The Lloyd's Battery 1938-1940 A gunner's perspective

by Peter Ledger
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Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century's great diarists, was born in England in 1902. As a child, she moved between England, Ireland, Italy and America, never quite belonging anywhere. It was only when she married an Italian man that she came to rest in one country. Fifteen years later, ...
A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary 1939-1940
Iris Origo, one of the twentieth century's great diarists, was born in England in 1902. As a child, she moved between England, Ireland, Italy and America, never quite belonging anywhere. It was only when she married an Italian man that she came to rest in one country. Fifteen years later, that country would be at war with her own. With piercing insight, Origo documents the grim absurdities that her adopted Italy underwent as war became more and more unavoidable. Connected to everyone, from the peasants on her estate to the US ambassador, she writes of the turmoil, the danger, and the dreadful bleakness of Italy in 1939-1940. Published for the first time in paperback, A Chill in the Air is the account of the awful inevitability of Italy's stumble into a conflict for which its people were ill prepared. With an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, the award-winning author of The Pike, and an afterword by Katia Lysy, granddaughter of Iris Origo, this is the gripping precursor to Origo's bestselling classic diary War in Val d'Orcia.
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15.34 USD

A Chill in the Air: An Italian War Diary 1939-1940

by Iris Origo
Paperback / softback
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WRITTEN IN HISTORY celebrates the great letters of world history, creative culture and personal life. Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects over one hundred letters from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some are noble and inspiring, some despicable and unsettling; some are exquisite works of literature, others brutal, coarse ...
Written in History: Letters that Changed the World
WRITTEN IN HISTORY celebrates the great letters of world history, creative culture and personal life. Acclaimed historian Simon Sebag Montefiore selects over one hundred letters from ancient times to the twenty-first century: some are noble and inspiring, some despicable and unsettling; some are exquisite works of literature, others brutal, coarse and frankly outrageous; many are erotic, others heartbreaking. The writers vary from Elizabeth I, Rameses the Great and Leonard Cohen to Emmeline Pankhurst, Mandela, Stalin, Michelangelo, Suleiman the Magnificent and unknown people in extraordinary circumstances - from love letters to calls for liberation, declarations of war to reflections on death. In the colourful, accessible style of a master storyteller, Montefiore shows why these letters are essential reading: how they enlighten our past, enrich the way we live now - and illuminate tomorrow.
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20.48 USD

Written in History: Letters that Changed the World

by Simon Sebag Montefiore
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The second volume of exuberant, lively letters from legendary travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor The first collection of letters from Patrick Leigh Fermor, Dashing for the Post, delighted critics and public alike. This second volume, More Dashing, presents a further selection of letters that exude a zest for life and ...
More Dashing: Further Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor
The second volume of exuberant, lively letters from legendary travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor The first collection of letters from Patrick Leigh Fermor, Dashing for the Post, delighted critics and public alike. This second volume, More Dashing, presents a further selection of letters that exude a zest for life and adventure characteristic of the man known to all as `Paddy'. Paddy's exuberant letters contain glimpses of the great and the good: a chance conversation with the Foreign Secretary, Anthony Eden, when Paddy opens the wrong door, or a glass of ouzo under the pine trees with Harold Macmillan. They describe encounters with such varied figures as Jackie Onassis, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Oswald Mosley and Peter Mandelson, while also relating adventures with the humble: a `pick-nick' with the stonemasons at Kardamyli, or a drunken celebration in the Cretan mountains with his old comrades from the Resistance, most of them simple shepherds and goatherds. Paddy was at ease in any company - unfailingly charming, boyish, gentle and fun. Patrick Leigh Fermor has long been recognised as one of the greatest travel writers of his time. Nowhere is his restless curiosity and delight in language more dazzlingly displayed than in his letters, skilfully edited in this collection by Adam Sisman.
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51.19 USD

More Dashing: Further Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Waterloo is probably the most famous battle in military history. Thousands of books have been written on the subject but mysteries remain and controversy abounds. By presenting more than 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle, this collection goes right back to the primary source ...
Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers
Waterloo is probably the most famous battle in military history. Thousands of books have been written on the subject but mysteries remain and controversy abounds. By presenting more than 200 previously unpublished accounts by Allied officers who fought at the battle, this collection goes right back to the primary source material. In the letters the Allied officers recount where they were and what they saw. Gareth Glover has provided historical background information but lets the officers speak for themselves as they reveal exactly what happened in June 1815. Originally sent to, and at the request of, Captain W Siborne, then in the process of building his famous model of the battle, these letters have remained unread in the Siborne papers in the British Library. A small selection was published in Waterloo Letters in 1891 but much of vast historical significance did not see the light then and has remained inaccessible until now. Glover now presents this remarkable collection which includes letters here by Major Baring, George Bowles, Edward Whinyates, John Gurwood and Edward Cotton as well as letters by Hanoverian and King's German Legion officers. This is a veritable treasure trove of material on the battle and one which will mean that every historian's view of the battle will need correcting.
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30.70 USD

Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers

by Gareth Glover
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Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England represents one of the most comprehensive study of women's letters and letter-writing during the early modern period to be undertaken, and acts as an important corrective to traditional ways of reading and discussing letters as private, elite, male, and non-political. Based on over 3,000 manuscript ...
Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England
Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England represents one of the most comprehensive study of women's letters and letter-writing during the early modern period to be undertaken, and acts as an important corrective to traditional ways of reading and discussing letters as private, elite, male, and non-political. Based on over 3,000 manuscript letters, it shows that letter-writing was a larger and more socially diversified area of female activity than has been hitherto assumed. In that letters constitute the largest body of extant sixteenth-century women's writing, the book initiates a reassessment of women's education and literacy in the period. As indicators of literacy, letters yield physical evidence of rudimentary writing activity and abilities, document 'higher' forms of female literacy, and highlight women's mastery of formal rhetorical and epistolary conventions. Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England also stresses that letters are unparalleled as intimate and immediate records of family relationships, and as media for personal and self-reflective forms of female expression. Read as documents that inscribe social and gender relations, letters shed light on the complex range of women's personal relationships, as female power and authority fluctuated, negotiated on an individual basis. Furthermore, correspondence highlights the important political roles played by early modern women. Female letter-writers were integral in cultivating and maintaining patronage and kinship networks; they were active as suitors for crown favour, and operated as political intermediaries and patrons in their own right, using letters to elicit influence. Letters thus help to locate differing forms of female power within the family, locality and occasionally on the wider political stage, and offer invaluable primary evidence from which to reconstruct the lives of early modern women.
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34.11 USD

Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England

by Professor James Daybell
Paperback / softback
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Why would anyone write a letter and then not send it? `What a Hazard a Letter is,' wrote the poet Emily Dickinson, thinking of `the Hearts it has scuttled and sunk'. Once sent, a letter cannot be taken back: it is like a depth charge dropped into the future, into ...
What a Hazard a Letter Is: The Strange Destiny of the Unsent Letter
Why would anyone write a letter and then not send it? `What a Hazard a Letter is,' wrote the poet Emily Dickinson, thinking of `the Hearts it has scuttled and sunk'. Once sent, a letter cannot be taken back: it is like a depth charge dropped into the future, into other people's lives. The moment they're written, letters become, as Janet Malcolm puts it, `fossils of feeling': they fix and freeze the sentiments we had at the time, though our lives may quickly move on and we may all too soon have second thoughts. But what if, once written, a letter is not sent - or never arrives? What a Hazard a Letter is is the first book to look at the strange phenomenon of the unsent letter. It collects together some of the most remarkable examples, from fiction and from real life, and explores the fascinating reasons why they came to be unsent, and the consequences - sometimes farcical, sometimes agonisingly poignant, and sometimes actually changing the course of history. Here, then, are authors from Ian McEwan to Iris Murdoch, Abraham Lincoln to Ernest Hemingway, and Virginia Woolf to Van Gogh: magnificent tirades written in the red mist of rage, delicious to read but all the better for not being mailed; letters whose non-arrival sets a novel's plot careering down a new track; and tender words of love that never quite got said - all, in their way, a little more eloquent for being unsent. 'A curious, astute and entertaining collection ... utterly original', Sunday Times.
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25.58 USD

What a Hazard a Letter Is: The Strange Destiny of the Unsent Letter

by Caroline Atkins
Hardback
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One of the most important politics books of the year, To Obama is a record of a time when politics intersected with empathy. A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of them before going ...
To Obama: A People's History
One of the most important politics books of the year, To Obama is a record of a time when politics intersected with empathy. A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR Every day, President Obama received ten thousand letters from ordinary American citizens. Every night, he read ten of them before going to bed. In To Obama, Jeanne Marie Laskas interviews President Obama, the letter-writers themselves and the White House staff in the Office of Presidential Correspondence who were witness to the millions of pleas, rants, thank-yous and apologies that landed in the mailroom during the Obama years. There is Peggy, a patriotic grandmother who thinks the President is trying to lead the country into socialism; James, who on the morning after the 2016 election tells the President to start packing; and Dawn, who writes to say that he made it possible for a very jaded generation to begin to hope and believe in the good. They wrote to Obama out of gratitude and desperation, in their darkest times of need, with anger, fear and respect. To Obama is an intimate look at one man's relationship with the American people, and at how this extraordinary dialogue shaped an era-defining presidency.
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34.12 USD

To Obama: A People's History

by Jeanne Marie Laskas
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From one of the most famous poets in history comes a new selection of writings to bereaved friends and acquaintances, providing comfort in a time of grief and words to soothe the soul. 'A treasure. The solace Rilke offers is uncommon, uplifting and necessary' OBSERVER Throughout his life, the poet ...
The Dark Interval: Letters for the Grieving Heart
From one of the most famous poets in history comes a new selection of writings to bereaved friends and acquaintances, providing comfort in a time of grief and words to soothe the soul. 'A treasure. The solace Rilke offers is uncommon, uplifting and necessary' OBSERVER Throughout his life, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke addressed letters to individuals who were close to him, who had contacted him after reading his works, or who he had met briefly - anyone with whom he felt an inner connection. Within his vast correspondence, there are about two dozen letters of condolence. In these direct, personal and practical letters, Rilke writes about loss and mortality, assuming the role of a sensitive, serious and uplifting guide through life's difficulties. He consoles a friend on the loss of her nephew, which she experienced like the loss of her own child; a mentor on the death of her dog; and an acquaintance struggling to cope with the end of a friendship. The result is a profound vision of mourning and a meditation on the role of pain in our lives, as well as a soothing guide for how to get through it. Where things become truly difficult and unbearable, we find ourselves in a place already very close to its transformation...
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22.17 USD

The Dark Interval: Letters for the Grieving Heart

by Rainer Maria Rilke
Hardback
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The second volume of this landmark edition of Sylvia Plath's correspondence.
Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume II: 1956 - 1963
The second volume of this landmark edition of Sylvia Plath's correspondence.
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59.72 USD

Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume II: 1956 - 1963

by Sylvia Plath
Hardback
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This Is Me is a colourful journal for exploring the uniqueness that makes you who you are. Featuring original artwork, it consists of 9 sections with fun questions and activities dedicated just to you, allowing you to connect with your emotions on a wonderful journey of exploration and discovery: 1. ...
This Is Me: A Mindful, Autobiographical Journal
This Is Me is a colourful journal for exploring the uniqueness that makes you who you are. Featuring original artwork, it consists of 9 sections with fun questions and activities dedicated just to you, allowing you to connect with your emotions on a wonderful journey of exploration and discovery: 1. Who I Am 2. Friends & Family 3. Education & Work 4. Sections of Four 5. Fashion, Films & Fixtures 6. Books, Art & Music 7. Food & Parties 8. Home & Away 9. Lists of Seven A wonderful gift for friends, family or as a treat to yourself, This Is Me gives you space for the self-care and `me' time we all deserve. Designed for you to dip in and out of in any order and at your own pace, This Is Me provides the opportunity to put down digital devices, switch off the TV, pick up a pen and snuggle under the covers of this fabulous journal. This Is Me is one of three hand-painted journals in the Mindful Collection. Discover Forward Thinking: A Wellbeing, Happiness & Fulfilment Journal and Wonderful Days: A Mindful, Daily Positivity Journal.
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25.58 USD

This Is Me: A Mindful, Autobiographical Journal

by Helen Stephens
Hardback
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