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Without Knowing Mr Walkley

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Author: Edith Olivier
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1447266242
Size: 57.93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 234
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Without Knowing Mr Walkley

by Edith Olivier, Without Knowing Mr Walkley Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Without Knowing Mr Walkley books, "Nowadays, one meets fewer 'Characters' than of old, and life seems to be far more uniform. Everyone knew some oddities in their childhood, curious people who looked and behaved quite unlike others, but such pronounced individuality is rare to-day." In the mesmerising autobiography, Without Knowing Mr Walkley, acclaimed novelist Edith Olivier describes her remarkable life, which spanned the last decades of the nineteenth century, two world wars, and the birth of modern Britain. The daughter of a stern, traditional and fiercely charismatic Victorian rector, her journey begins with a childhood rooted in the timeless traditions of the Wiltshire countryside. From the start, Olivier's account is a treasure trove of historical knick-knacks and engaging anecdotes: from her studies at Oxford University in 1895 to her friendships with famous First World War poets, energetic efforts on behalf of the Women's Land Army and supernatural experiences on the Salisbury plains. Edith Olivier's wry and witty narrative vividly conjures the oddball characters, smells, sounds and sights of a bygone era.



The New Oxford Book Of Literary Anecdotes

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Author: John Gross
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0199543410
Size: 12.59 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 385
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The New Oxford Book Of Literary Anecdotes

by John Gross, The New Oxford Book Of Literary Anecdotes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The New Oxford Book Of Literary Anecdotes books, An unrivalled collection of literary gossip and intimate sidelights on the lives of the authors.The dictionary defines an anecdote as 'a short account of an entertaining or interesting incident', and the anecdotes in this collection more than live up to that description. Many of them are funny, often explosively so. Others are touching, outrageous, sinister, inspiring, or downright weird. Theyshow writers in the English-speaking world from Chaucer to the present acting both unpredictably, and deeply in character. The range is wide - this is a book which finds room for Milton and Margaret Atwood, George Eliot and P. G. Wodehouse, Chinua Achebe and Ian Fleming, Brendan Behan andWittgenstein. It is also a book in which you can find out which great historian's face was once mistaken for a baby's bottom, which film star left a haunting account of Virginia Woolf not long before her death, and what Agatha Christie really thought of Hercule Poirot - a book not just for lovers ofliterature, but for anyone with a taste for the curiosities of human nature.



Simeon Church Order

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Author: Charles Hugh Egerton Smyth
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release: 1940
ISBN:
Size: 20.43 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Evangelical Revival
Languages : en
Pages : 315
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Simeon Church Order

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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: 54.22 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.



The Spectator

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Release: 1938
ISBN:
Size: 40.44 MB
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Languages : en
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British Women Writers

British Women Writers PDF
Author: Janet Todd
Publisher: Burns & Oates
Release: 1989
ISBN:
Size: 36.78 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 762
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British Women Writers

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Lewis Carroll

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Author: Morton N Cohen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release: 1989-04-20
ISBN:
Size: 54.23 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 273
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Lewis Carroll

by Morton N Cohen, Lewis Carroll Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lewis Carroll books, Lewis Carroll: Interviews and Recollections is more than a biography of the author of the Alice books; it is a record of the man as people knew him. Here is a collection of reminiscences about Lewis Carroll (1832-98) as recalled by his teachers, friends, relatives, colleagues and pupils who provide anecdotes of the schoolboy, proficient in Latin and mathematics at the age of 12, the gifted undergraduate and don, the eldest male of a large family dealing with his brothers' and sisters' problems and of the author of some of the best known children's classics in the English language.



The Illustrated London News

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Release: 1962
ISBN:
Size: 69.84 MB
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Category : London (England)
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Kipling Journal

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Release: 1978
ISBN:
Size: 25.43 MB
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