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Tiny Stations

Author : Dixe Wills
ISBN : 0749575611
Genre : History
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An eccentric look at lost Britain through 40 of its most intriguing railway request stops, each with is own fact-is-stranger-than-fiction story Perhaps the oddest quirk of Britain’s railway network is also one of its least well known: around 150 of the nation’s stations are request stops. Take an unassuming station like Shippea Hill in Cambridgeshire—the scene of a fatal accident involving thousands of carrots. Or Talsarnau in Wales, which experienced a tsunami. This is the story of the author’s journey from the far west of Cornwall to the far north of Scotland, visiting around 40 of the most interesting of these little used and ill-regarded stations. Often a pen-stroke away from closure—kept alive by political expediency, labyrinthine bureaucracy, or sheer luck—these half-abandoned stops afford a fascinating glimpse of a Britain that has all but disappeared from view. There are stations built to serve once thriving industries—copper mines, smelting works, cotton mills, and quarries where the first trains were pulled by horses; stations erected for the sole convenience of stately home and castle owners; stations created for Victorian day-tripping attractions; and many more.

Arctic Revolution

Author : John David Hamilton
ISBN : 9781554880782
Genre : Social Science
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This pathbreaking book offers some nononsense truths about northern development.

Our Kentucky

Author : James C. Klotter
ISBN : 9780813156668
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1992 in conjunction with Kentucky's bicentennial observations and designed for use in the high school classroom, Our Kentucky remains one of the most concise, well-written introductions to the Bluegrass State. While the focus is on history, specialists in other fields contribute chapters that provide a comprehensive description of Kentucky's people and their past, present, and future. This expanded edition brings the scholarship up to date, ensuring the book's continued availability for students and general readers. State historian James C. Klotter, together with a teachers' advisory group, has gathered nineteen authorities on the Commonwealth, each of whom has written a section in his or her area of expertise. The topics range widely, from architecture to women's rights, from Native Americans to Kentucky's future -- and much in between. Well-respected authors from various disciplines -- including geography, history, literature, religion, journalism, education, and political science -- have crafted concise and stimulating chapters that help explain the state's past, present, and future. Designed for use in the Kentucky Studies high school elective course, the book has been praised for covering so many aspects of Kentucky life and for bringing together such a wide array of writers. A special feature is the inclusion of seventeen award-winning essays written by high school students. These brief "sidebars" demonstrate the level of work that can be done by today's young Kentuckians. The combination of essays by students, chapters by experts, and a generous selection of photographs and original documents results in a book that will inform and delight all Kentucky readers.

Tiny Churches

Author : Dixe Wills
ISBN : 0749579919
Genre : Church buildings
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A handpicked selection of Britain's most interesting diminutive churches, written in an amusing, accessible style to appeal to modern readers. Puts the spotlight on Britain's tiniest churches for the first time and uncovers their fascinating historical background. Includes up-to-date practical information on getting to each tiny church via public transport. Highlights special architectural features to look out for, all of which are represented by closeup color photos. Beautifully presented in full color throughout, the book uncovers 60 of the loveliest and most diminutive places of worship in Britain, many of which are known only to locals. Each church is so tiny that fewer than 50 people could fit comfortably inside, each is open to the public, and many boast fabulous wall paintings, stained glass, and artworks as well as fascinating histories. Representing a unique slice of British local history and attitudes, tiny churches are the great survivors of the world. Still standing after centuries of religious unrest and the meddling of the Victorian "church improvers," they live on in this most irreligious of centuries, scattered all over Britain. Each entry features information on how and when to visit the church, a concise round-up of its history, and details of any must-see architectural features.

Modern Classics Of Fantasy

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9781466884489
Genre : Fiction
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While humanity has been telling fantastic stories for millennia, fantasy fiction has only come into its own as a genre in the latter half of the twentieth century, as the works of such writers as J.R.R. Tolkien and Robert E. Howard have found a wide audience. This wonderful collection celebrates fantasy's heyday with 33 masterpieces of short fiction, ranging from 1940s stories by L. Sprague de Camp, H.L.Gold, Fritz Leiber, and Manly Wade Wellman to more recent tales by such towering modern talents as Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, James P. Blaylock Suzy McKee Charnas, John Crowley, Tanith Lee, Michael Swanwick, Judith Tarr, Howard Waldrop, Jane Yolen, and Roger Zelazny. Just as Gardner Dozois's Modern Classics of Science Fiction has helped longtime fans and new readers alike discover the genre's finest short stories, so too shall this anthology allow readers to find in one volume more than two dozen masterworks of fantasy.

The Great Adventure Boxed Set 56 Action Adventure Classics Spy Thrillers Historical Novels

Author : Emma Orczy
ISBN : 9788026888468
Genre : Fiction
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This grand collection includes all Scarlet Pimpernel Adventures, as well as Action-Thrillers and other Adventure Novels by Emma Orczy: The Scarlet Pimpernel Series: The Laughing Cavalier The First Sir Percy The Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy Leads the Band The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel I Will Repay The Elusive Pimpernel Lord Tony's Wife The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel Eldorado Mam'zelle Guillotine Sir Percy Hits Back Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel The Triumph of the Scarlet Pimpernel A Child of the Revolution In the Rue Monge Pimpernel and Rosemary The Scarlet Pimpernel Looks at the World Other Novels: The Emperor's Candlesticks Beau Brocade The Nest of the Sparrowhawk The Heart of a Woman (A True Woman) The Bronze Eagle Leatherface The Honourable Jim The Celestial City Marivosa A Joyous Adventure The Uncrowned King Short Stories: The Man in Grey Silver-leg The Spaniard The Mystery of Marie Vaillant The Emeralds of Mademoiselle Philipa The Bourbon Prince The Mystery of a Woman's Heart The League of Knaves The Arrow Poison The Last Adventure Castles in the Air A Roland For His Oliver A Fool's Paradise On The Brink Carissimo The Toys Honour Among –– An Over-Sensitive Heart

Tibet Tibet

Author : Patrick French
ISBN : 9780141964195
Genre : History
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Tibet has long fascinated the West, but what really lies beyond our romantic image of a mystical mountain kingdom of peace and spirituality? Patrick French set out to discover the truth, and his extraordinary account has been widely acclaimed. Travelling through the country, French meets exiled monks, nomads and a nun secretly fighting Chinese rule, but also young Tibetans with a more pragmatic attitude to their situation. Interweaving these encounters with little-known stories of war and turmoil from Tibet's past, he reveals a more nuanced, fascinating and surprising picture of this complex place than any other book has done.

A Moment Of War

Author : Laurie Lee
ISBN : 9780141929552
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘A Moment of War’ is the magnificent conclusion to Laurie Lee’s autobiographical trilogy begun in ‘Cider with Rosie’ and ‘As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning’. It was December 1937 when the young Laurie Lee crossed the Pyrenees and walked into the bitter winter of the Spanish Civil War. With great vividness and poignancy, Lee portrays the brave defeat of youthful idealism in Auden’s ‘low dishonest decade’. Writing in the Literary Review, John Sweeney praised the memoir as, ‘A great, heart-stopping narrative of one young Englishman’s part in the war in Spain ... crafted by a poet, stamping an indelible image of the boredom, random cruelty and stupidity of war’

Writing Models Year 5

Author : Pie Corbett
ISBN : 9781136742293
Genre : Education
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Teachers who want to cut planning time and save energy should welcome this series. It will help teachers to: cover every sort of writing type they need to at Key Stage with a model provided for each one; fine tune lessons by following key teaching points for each model; deliver the literacy hour to pupils of every ability using different versions of the same model.

On The Slow Train

Author : Michael Williams
ISBN : 9781409050896
Genre : Transportation
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This beautifully-packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant more than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing but time lost in crowded carriages, condemned by broken timetables. On the Slow Train will reconnect with that long-missed need to lift our heads from the daily grind and reflect that there are still places in Britain where we can stop and stare. It will tap into many things: a love of railways, a love of history, a love of nostalgia. This book will be a paean to another age before milk churns, porters and cats on seats were replaced by security announcements and Burger King. These 12 spectacular journeys will help free us from what Baudelaire denounced as 'the horrible burden of time.' Updated for the paperback.

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