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Wish You Were Here England On Sea

Author : Travis Elborough
ISBN : 9781444714616
Genre : Travel
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The seaside, like football and the railways, is a distinctly English and largely nineteenth century invention. At the Festival of Britain in 1951, a replica of a seafront represented hope and modernity - once the preserve of the sickly elite, the seaside had become one of the great English egalitarian institutions. But when the advent of cheap flights allowed us to go and see how the rest of the world did it - with better weather and sandier beaches - our boarding houses and bandstands slowly rotted away. As the economy forced a reassessment of our holidaying habits, resorts from Morecambe to Bournemouth enjoyed a renaissance. Capitalising on the uniquely English combination of irony and pride, the English Riviera has been reborn. In many ways, our national character has been defined by our relationship with the seaside - and in tracing its development, we can see how our ideas about health, welath and happiness evolved. Our aspirations and snobbery, our attitudes to sex, our keen sense of fair play, our chequered relationship with national pride and our ability to laugh at ourselves have all been played out against a backdrop of stormy skies, pebbly beaches and sticks of rock. The seaside is the place we go to get better, to let our hair down, to downsize, to retire, to take drugs and to hide. Ranging from Agatha Christie to the Prince Regent via Billy Butlin and Brighton Rock, Travis Elborough explores how a coastline peppered with quasi-Oriental piers makes us quintessentially English. Erudite, charming and surprising, Wish You Were Here is a gloriously unorthodox social history of a nation of islanders.

Wish You Were Here

Author : Phillipa Ashley
ISBN : 9780755354993
Genre : Fiction
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A very young Beth and Jack met, fell passionately in love and had a whirlwind engagement several years ago in Corsica. But when they got back to the reality of their everyday lives in the UK, Jack mysteriously ended their relationship and Beth was left alone and heartbroken. What a cad. Or was he? When Beth, all grown-up and newly engaged – again – ends up working for Jack by a bizarre twist of fate, they start to unravel a string of misunderstandings that drove them apart. But it’s too late to try again – or is it?

Wish You Were Here

Author : Sheridan Jobbins
ISBN : 9781925475913
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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‘In this moment I am perfect. I am free to be whoever I want, and all I want to be is a woman in a red spotty dress, speeding into her future in a shiny red car.’ Raw, sharply funny and heartfelt, Wish You Were Here is a girl’s own adventure with bite, a hilarious rollercoaster ride that will make you itch to escape the everyday and hit the road with this irresponsible and irresistible adventurer. Reeling from the devastating collapse of her marriage to the man she thought was the love of her life, after a late night enjoying smashing all her china a little too much, Sheridan Jobbins decides she needs to do something drastic to save her sanity. Her solution is to buy a hot red car and drive across America. Hopelessly unprepared and heartbroken, she sets out on the road trip of a lifetime determined to find herself – and ironically finds love instead. But not before she has a whole bunch of crazy adventures and wrong turns along the way. Every woman with a heart and a sense of humour will want jump on board this unforgettable ride – and it’s the best antidote for anyone who’s ever had her heart broken and thought she might not survive.'

Hints On Emigration To Upper Canada

Author : Martin Doyle
ISBN : HARVARD:HNJZ2I
Genre : Canadian immigration literature (English)
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Wish You Were Here

Author : Catherine Alliott
ISBN : 9781405917902
Genre : Fiction
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From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Cornish Summer comes a hilarious feel-good story of a family holiday gone wrong . . . 'Wonderful story that made me laugh but also cry... great escapism' 5***** Reader Review When Flora, James and their two teenage daughters are offered a free holiday in a beautiful chateau in the South of France in return for an act of kindness, they obviously jump at the chance. A break from hectic London - what could be better? But Flora wasn't expecting a whole heap of family baggage coming along too - including some surprise guests. And especially not James developing a crush on their famous host. Perhaps this won't be the dream holiday she had in mind . . . If you like Jill Mansell, Cathy Kelly and Fern Britton you'll love this. _________ 'Catherine Alliott at her best' 5***** Reader Review 'A breezy, comic, summery romp' Sunday Mirror 'Warm, witty, easy to read . . . a thoroughly engaging, entertaining read' Daily Mail 'Hilarious and full of surprises' The Times 'I fell in love with the characters' 5***** Reader Review

Wish You Were Here

Author : Mike Gayle
ISBN : 9781848941618
Genre : Fiction
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A brilliant romantic comedy exploring beach basics for the broken-hearted from number one bestselling author Mike Gayle. Their holiday brochure said 18-30 . . . But they've just turned 35. After ten years together Charlie Mansell has been dumped by his live-in girlfriend, Sarah. All he wants to do is wallow in misery, but mates Andy and Tom have a better idea: a week of sun, sea and souvlaki in Malia, party capital of the Greek islands. But Charlie and his mates aren't eighteen any more. Or even under thirty. And it shows. It isn't the cheap beer, the late nights or even the fast-food that's the problem. It's girls. And life. And most of all . . . each other. WISH YOU WERE HERE is a heart-warming, funny and wise tale about love and friendship and how seven days in the sun can change your life forever.

Wish You Were Still Here

Author : Eric Simpson
ISBN : 9781445615523
Genre : History
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A nostalgic look back at the rise and decline of the Scottish seaside holiday.

Mavis S Story Individual Stories From Wish You Were Here Book 2

Author : Lynn Russell
ISBN : 9780007557486
Genre : History
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One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps.

Sue S Story Individual Stories From Wish You Were Here Book 5

Author : Lynn Russell
ISBN : 9780007557516
Genre : History
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One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps.

Valda S Story Individual Stories From Wish You Were Here Book 4

Author : Lynn Russell
ISBN : 9780007557509
Genre : History
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One of seven touching true stories from Wish You Were Here!, the tale of Butlin’s holiday camps.

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