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Narrow Dog To Wigan Pier

Author : Terry Darlington
ISBN : 9781446465752
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At seventy-five, Terry and Monica Darlington had done everything they could think of doing, including starting a business and becoming athletes and running a literary society.Lately they had become boating adventurers and Terry a bestselling writer. But in their Midlands canal town in November, life was looking dull and short on surprises. Then their famous canal boat was destroyed by fire. Within a few days they had bought a new one and soon headed north in the Phyllis May 2 – to Liverpool, Lancaster, the Pennines and Wigan Pier. Terry recorded the journey, and alongside it the story of his life and his marriage and his dog Jim, with his broken ear like a flat cap, and Monica’s dog Jess, known with heartbreaking reason as the Flying Catastrophe. Funny, affecting and beautifully told, this is a story that brims with incident and excitement, and is full of the famous and fascinating people the Darlingtons have met - a story of an adventurous life well lived.

The Complete Works Of George Orwell The Road To Wigan Pier

Author : George Orwell
ISBN : IND:30000053122754
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Orwell

Author : Jeffrey Meyers
ISBN : 9780252090226
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This remarkable volume collects, for the first time, essays representing more than four decades of scholarship by one of the world's leading authorities on George Orwell. In clear, energetic prose that exemplifies his indefatigable attention to Orwell's life work, Jeffrey Meyers analyzes the works and reception of one of the most widely read and admired twentieth-century authors. Orwell: Life and Art covers the novelist's painful childhood and presents accounts of his autobiographical writings from the beginning of his career through the Spanish Civil War. Meyers continues with analyses of Orwell's major works, including Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, as well as his style, distinctive satiric humor, and approach to the art of writing. Meyers ends with a scrupulous examination of six biographies of Orwell, including his own, that embodies a consummate grasp and mastery of both the art of biography and Orwell's life and legacy. Writing with an authority born of decades of focused scholarship, visits to Orwell's homes and workplaces, and interviews with his survivors, Meyers sculpts a dynamic view of Orwell's enduring influence on literature, art, culture, and politics.

Sport Leisure And Culture In The Postmodern City

Author : Dr Peter Bramham
ISBN : 1409488357
Genre : Science
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The widespread concept of the 'postmodern city' is frequently linked to the decline of traditional manufacturing industries and a corresponding wane of white working-class culture. In place of these appear flexible working practices, a diversified workforce, and a greater emphasis on consumption, leisure, and tourism. Illustrated by an interdisciplinary study of Leeds, a typical postmodern city, this volume examines how such cities have reinvented themselves – commercially, politically and spatially – over the past two decades. The work addresses issues like cultural policy, city-centre development, sport, leisure and identity, and explores different urban processes in relation to changing configuration of class, gender and ethnicity in the postmodern city.

The Good Britain Guide 2000

Author : Alisdair Aird
ISBN : 009187095X
Genre : Travel
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A New Gazetteer Or Topographical Dictionary Of The British Islands And Narrow Seas

Author : James A. Sharp
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Rose

Author : Martin Cruz Smith
ISBN : 9781849838283
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He opened his eyes as she stepped into the bath. She had lit a lamp but turned the wick low. She was black with silvery glints of mica, and her hair was twisted up and pinned. She washed with a sponge and cloth, watching in a full-length mirror not in admiration but because fine coal dust had insinuated itself completely into the pores of her skin. As she washed she progressed from ebony to blue, and from blue to olive, like a watercolour turning to a lighter colour... Rose said, 'What's your name? You know mine, I don't know yours.' 'Blair.' 'You're a bastard, Mr Blair.' Roseis a searing love story, a gripping adventure and a haunting mystery. It is the story of Jonathan Blair, an American adventurer cast adrift in Victorian England who must travel north to solve the mysterious disappearance of a young cleric... and confront his own heart of darkness...

Official Report Of The Standing Committees

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : PSU:000013861827
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Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : UCBK:C006022066
Genre : Great Britain
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The Good Britain Guide 2002

Author : Karen Fick
ISBN : 0091879698
Genre : Travel
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If you've ever been stuck in a dull town, or just stuck in the house on a rainy day, "The Good Britain Guide" is what you need. County by county the guide lists the most interesting and entertaining places to visit, the most best-value hotels and B&Bs, the most enjoyable restaurants and cafes and the most beautiful locations. Essential for families, friends and adults on a break-away, it is a totally reliable travelling companion. You should never leave home without it.

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