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Country Moods And Tenses

Country Moods and Tenses PDF
Author: Edith Olivier
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 144726360X
Size: 35.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 138
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Country Moods And Tenses

by Edith Olivier, Country Moods And Tenses Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Country Moods And Tenses books, '. . . let the townsman say what he will, country life has more variety . . .' A contemporary of Cecil Beaton, Siegfried Sassoon and Rex Whistler, Edith Olivier is best known for her first book, the novella, The Love Child but was the author of a variety of both fiction and non-fiction, as well as becoming the mayor of Wilton, Wiltshire, in 1939. In this biographical memoir, written during the Second World War and subtitled 'A Non-Grammarian's Chapbook', Olivier takes the five grammatical moods - infinitive, imperative, indicative, subjunctive and conditional - and uses them to describe village and country life in her beloved Wiltshire as it was in 1941, the year of first publication. Covering a range of topics - from the folklore and traditions of the local area, to the weather and landscape itself - Edith Olivier's Country Moods and Tenses captures a moment and describes a world which has, in many ways, been lost to us.



A Curious Friendship

A Curious Friendship PDF
Author: Anna Thomasson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 1447245555
Size: 61.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 537
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A Curious Friendship

by Anna Thomasson, A Curious Friendship Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Curious Friendship books, 'I loved A Curious Friendship. Anna Thomasson, in her first book, has brilliantly captured this strange coterie.' Sir Roy Strong The winter of 1924: Edith Olivier, alone for the first time at the age of 51, thought her life had come to an end. For Rex Whistler, a 19-year-old art student, life was just beginning. They were to start an intimate and unlikely friendship that would transform their lives. Gradually Edith's world opened up and she became a writer. Her home, the Daye House, in a wooded corner of the Wilton estate, became a sanctuary for Whistler and the other brilliant and beautiful younger men of her circle: among them Siegfried Sassoon, Stephen Tennant, William Walton, John Betjeman, the Sitwells and Cecil Beaton - for whom she was 'all the muses'. The story is set against the backdrop of a period that spanned the madcap parties of the 1920s, the sophistication of the 1930s and the drama and austerity of the Second World War. With an extraordinary cast of friends and acquaintances, from the Royal Family to Tallulah Bankhead, Anna Thomasson's A Curious Friendship brings to life, for the first time, the curious, unlikely and fascinating friendship of a bluestocking and a bright young thing.



Shadow Sites

Shadow Sites PDF
Author: Kitty Hauser
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release: 2007-03-29
ISBN: 0199206325
Size: 67.72 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 314
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Shadow Sites

by Kitty Hauser, Shadow Sites Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shadow Sites books, At certain times of the day - at sunrise, and sunset - the outlines of prehistoric fields, barrows and hill-forts in the British landscape may be thrown into relief. Such 'shadow sites', best seen from above, and captured by an airborne camera, are both examples of, and metaphors for, a particular way of seeing the landscape. At a time of rapid modernisation and urbanisation in mid-twentieth-century Britain, an archaeological vision of the British landscape reassured and enchanteda number of writers, artists, photographers, and film-makers. From John Piper, Eric Ravilious and Shell guide books, to photographs of bomb damage, aerial archaeology, and The Wizard of Oz, Kitty Hauser delves into evocative interpretations of the landscape and looks at the affinities betweenphotography as a medium to capture traces of the past as well as their absence.



The Twentieth Century

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Release: 1942
ISBN:
Size: 31.36 MB
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Languages : en
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The Twentieth Century

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British Book News

British Book News PDF
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Release: 1941
ISBN:
Size: 67.39 MB
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Category : Best books
Languages : en
Pages :
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British Book News

by , British Book News Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download British Book News books, Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.



The National Review

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Release: 1942
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Size: 32.63 MB
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Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
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The National Review

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