Strange Labyrinth

Outlaws, Poets, Mystics, Murderers and a Coward in London's Great Forest

Author: Will Ashon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783783458

Category:

Page: 416

View: 2997

The Railway News ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Finance

Page: N.A

View: 7148

A View of Epping Forest

Author: Nicholas Hagger

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846945879

Category: Travel

Page: 436

View: 9252

Epping Forest was given to the public in 1878. It has many historical and literary associations involving, for example, Harold II, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Clare and Churchill. Nicholas Hagger came to Epping Forest during the war. As a boy he knew Sir William Addison, long recognised as an authority on the Forest, and saw Churchill speak in his village in 1945. He grew up against the background of the Forest and visited it regularly when he was living elsewhere. He returned and became the proprietor of three private schools in the area, founding his own school in 1989. The Forest has come into many of his poems and other works. In Part One of this book he conveys the history of Epping Forest in the times of the Celts and Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans, Medievals and Tudors, and enclosers and loppers. In Part Two he shows how history has shaped the Forest places he grew up with: Loughton, Chigwell, Woodford, Buckhurst Hill, Waltham Abbey, High Beach, Upshire, Epping, the Theydons and Chingford Plain. An Appendix contains some of his poems about these places. His blending of history, recollection and poetic reflection presents a rounded view of the Forest. Using a technique of objective narrative he developed in other works and drawing on personal experience to give the flavour of a personal memoir, he evokes the spirit of the Forest through its best-loved places and wildlife, and brings the Forest alive through his historical perspective, evocation of Nature and vivid writing. Nicholas Hagger’s Collected Poems, Classical Odes and his two poetic epics, Overlord and Armageddon, are also published by O Books.

The London Gazette

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 990

London and its environs

a handbook for travellers

Author: Karl Baedeker (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: London (England)

Page: 459

View: 3717

This Other London: Adventures in the Overlooked City

Author: John Rogers

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007557183

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 9151

Join John Rogers as he ventures out into an uncharted London like a redbrick Indiana Jones in search of the lost meaning of our metropolitan existence. Nursing two reluctant knees and a can of Stella, he perambulates through the seasons seeking adventure in our city’s remote and forgotten reaches.

London's Lost Rivers

Author: Paul Talling

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 184794597X

Category: Travel

Page: 190

View: 7335

From the sources of the Fleet in Hampstead's ponds to the mouth of the Effra in Vauxhall, via the meander of the Westbourne through 'Knight's Bridge' and the Tyburn's curve along Marylebone Lane, London's Lost Rivers unearths the hidden waterways that flow beneath the streets of the capital. Paul Talling investigates how these rivers shaped the city - forming borough boundaries and transport networks, fashionable spas and stagnant slums - and how they all eventually gave way to railways, roads and sewers. Armed with his camera, he traces their routes and reveals their often overlooked remains: riverside pubs on the Old Kent Road, healing wells in King's Cross, 'stink pipes' in Hammersmith and gurgling gutters on streets across the city. Packed with maps and over 100 colour photographs, London's Lost Rivers uncovers the watery history of the city's most famous sights, bringing to life the very different London that lies beneath our feet.

The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times

Author: Xan Brooks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784630935

Category:

Page: 388

View: 6769

Faces of Fiction 2017, ObserverObserver Fiction to look out for in 2017The Irish Times What To Look Out for in 2017 from Independent PublishersJen Campbell's 'Most Anticipated Books of 2017'Jean Bookish Thoughts 'Most Anticipated Releases of 2017'A dark social-realist fairytale, spotlighting the shadowy underside of 1920s EnglandAn orphan is travelling through the deep, dark woods and discovers that the monsters she encounters are as much tragic as wicked and that the handsome young prince may be ugly inside. The world around her is callous, unjust and horribly scarred by the past. But she brings compassion and even a glimmer of hope.The Scarecrow and other characters appear almost familiar, bearing their names from L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, yet here are the loved and the damaged, dark forests and darker histories, and the ever-present risks of discovery and violent retribution - Xan Brooks' stunning debut is heartbreaking, disturbing and redemptive.

Cordially Invited: a seasonal guide to celebrations and hosting, packed full of advice, recipes, decorations and personal stories

Author: Zoe Sugg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473687764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2657

For as long as Zoe Sugg can remember she has loved welcoming friends & family into her home, whether it's to celebrate someone else's big day or just being with friends, there is nothing she enjoys more than putting her energy into making any occasion special. In Zoe's eyes the best thing about getting people together is there really is no right or wrong way: maybe you want to plan a throw-everything-at-it shindig, or simply make a special effort for one guest. Mostly it's about how people feel when they're in your company. How the smallest of gatherings can feel momentous, and the biggest of parties can feel intimate. Over the years Zoe has shared glimpses of this side to her in her videos, with millions of viewers taking daily inspiration from her life. In Cordially Invited she shares her best and never seen before ideas in print. Divided into seasons, and woven through with Zoe's own stories and memories, this book reveals her favourite events - big or small - throughout the year and how to celebrate them in style. From practical ideas for how to feed your guests and hacks for unexpected get-togethers to simple but impressive DIYs and those personal touches people will remember, Cordially Invited is Zoe's blueprint for making an event and a memory out of each day.

Churchill

A Biography

Author: Roy Jenkins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374123543

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1002

View: 8376

Provides a glimpse into the extraordinary life of Britain's greatest prime minister, recreating his many accomplishments, trials, and tribulations throughout his life that contributed to his success.

Black Tudors

The Untold Story

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786071851

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 3740

Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018 A Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and the Observer A black porter publicly whips a white Englishman in the hall of a Gloucestershire manor house. A Moroccan woman is baptised in a London church. Henry VIII dispatches a Mauritanian diver to salvage lost treasures from the Mary Rose. From long-forgotten records emerge the remarkable stories of Africans who lived free in Tudor England... They were present at some of the defining moments of the age. They were christened, married and buried by the Church. They were paid wages like any other Tudors. The untold stories of the Black Tudors, dazzlingly brought to life by Kaufmann, will transform how we see this most intriguing period of history.

London A-Z

Author: Geographers' A-Z Map Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843480211

Category: London (England)

Page: 368

View: 1655

Flash MX developers who need instant on-the job reminders about the ActionScript language should find O'Reilly's new ActionScript for Flash MX Pocket Reference useful. This concise reference is the portable companion to the Flash coder's essential resource, ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide by Colin Moock.

Epping Forest

Through the Eye of the Naturalist

Author: Mark W. Hanson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Epping Forest (England : Forest)

Page: 210

View: 9611