More Memories of a Dean Forest Railwayman

Author: Bob Barnett

Publisher: Working Lives S.

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Page: 176

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This title presents the social history of Dean Forest. It shows the real hardships of life on the railway. It also describes the dedication and camaraderie of the old railwaymen.

Eternal Boy

The Life of Kenneth Grahame

Author: Matthew Dennison

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'Matthew Dennison skilfully covers the facts, producing a vivid impression of this strange, shy, awkward figure. The result is a highly readable book' Literary Review. 'A haunting new biography ... A compelling account of Grahame's life' Daily Mail. 'A sensitively probing and nuanced portrait that makes sense of the darker character furled in the dreamer' New Statesman. During the week Kenneth Grahame sat behind a mahogany desk as Secretary of the Bank of England; at the weekend he retired to the house in the country he shared with his fanciful wife Elspeth and fragile son Alistair and took lengthy walks along the Thames in Berkshire, 'tempted [by] the treasures of hedge and ditch; the rapt surprise of the first lords-and-ladies, the rustle of a field-mouse, the splash of a frog.' The result of these pastoral wanderings was The Wind in the Willows: an enduring classic of children's literature; a cautionary tale for adult readers; a warning of the fragility of the English countryside; and an expression of fear at threatened social changes that, in the aftermath of the World War I, became reality. Like its remarkable author, it balances maverick tendencies with conservatism. Grahame was an Edwardian pantheist whose work has a timeless appeal, an escapist whose withdrawal from reality took the form of time travel into his own past.

The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham

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The Spectator

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Category: English literature

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A weekly review of politics, literature, theology, and art.

Railway Signal

Or, Lights Along the Line

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Category: Railroads

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View: 971

The Listener

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Category: Radio addresses, debates, etc

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View: 938

A weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts.

Social-democrat

Incorporating Justice

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Category: Political science

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