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Tired Of London Tired Of Life

Author : Tom Jones
ISBN : 9781448132232
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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As the late great Samuel Johnson sagely observed, 'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.' When author Tom Jones found himself doing the same things week in, week out while living in England's treasured capital, he decided to heed Johnson's words and seek out a thing to do each day in London to make him fall back in love with the city. Here, in Tired of London, Tired of Life, Tom shares the fun, diverting and imaginative things that you can do to keep yourself amused in London. With seasonally appropriate suggestions for each day of the year, you can explore East London by canoe, search for Fagin's lair in Clerkenwell, play petanque in Southwark, seek out Aphrodite in the British Museum on Valentine's Day and enjoy a host of unusual ways to enjoy the capital. So grab your A-Z and start discovering a whole other side to this majestic city.

Tired Of London

Author : Richard Ayres
ISBN : 9781785384608
Genre : Fiction
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It is the summer of 2007 and six former friends, five men and one woman are attending a reunion in London organised by one of their number who has a special reason for wishing to see them all again. Some of those present have not seen each other for 40 years. But as they wander from pub to pub in central London, they find they are discomforted and at times feel threatened by the modern metropolitan world. Gradually their long-held memories of each other are undermined, firstly by the changes wrought by age, and then by the revelation of secrets, some of which extend back to their student days in Leeds in the 1960s. Surprising truths about the past begin to emerge, and friendships begin to fracture. Their reunion is brought to an abrupt end by incidents, some violent, which threaten to dash the hopes that they had of reconnecting with the past and with each other.

The Life Of Samuel Johnson

Author : James Boswell
ISBN : 1840220686
Genre : Authors, English
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The text of this complete and unabridged edition is that of the 1791 first edition, and it remains, by common consent, the greatest biography in the English language.

The Life Of Samuel Johnson

Author : James Boswell
ISBN : PRNC:32101079670533
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The Kingdom By The Sea

Author : Paul Theroux
ISBN : 9780547525167
Genre : Travel
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This “interesting, insightful book” by the author of Deep South reveals “a side of Britain few visitors see” (The New York Times Book Review). After eleven years as an American living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like. The result is this perceptive, hilarious record of the journey. Whether in Cornwall or Wales, Ulster or Scotland, the people he encountered along the way revealed far more of themselves than they perhaps intended to display to a stranger. Theroux captured their rich and varied conversational commentary with caustic wit and penetrating insight. “A sharp and funny descriptive writer . . . Theroux is a good companion.” —The Times (London)

The Canary Trainer From The Memoirs Of John H Watson M D

Author : Nicholas Meyer
ISBN : 9780393248562
Genre : Fiction
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"Holmes enthusiasts will again find a story that is true to their hero. . . .Readers who just enjoy a good mystery thriller will appreciate the terse narrative and fast moving action.” —Lawrence J. Goodrich, Christian Science Monitor Located by a computer in the bowels of a major university where it had collected dust for over half a century, this missing manuscript by the biographer of Sherlock Holmes reveals for the first time a hitherto unknown episode in the life of the Great Detective. Holmes, master sleuth, was also an accomplished violinist. Following his discharge from therapy with Sigmund Freud (see The Seven-Per-Cent Solution), we now learn that he journeyed to Paris and there found employment as a pit musician at the Paris Opera. The year is 1891, Paris is the capital of the western world, and its opera house is full of surprises. First and by no means least is the sudden reappearance of the great love of Holmes's life, an accomplished singer from Hoboken, New Jersey. Second is the series of seemingly bizarre accidents—each more sinister than the last—allegedly arranged by the "Opera Ghost, " an opponent who goes by many names and is more than equal to Holmes. Alone in a strange and spectacular city, with none of his normal resources, Holmes is commissioned to protect a vulnerable young soprano, whose beautiful voice obsesses a creature no one believes is real, but whose jealousy is lethal. In this dazzling, long-awaited sequel to The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, the detective pits wits against a musical maniac, and we are treated to an adventure unlike any other in the archives of Sherlock Holmes.

The Family Mansion

Author : Anthony C. Winkler
ISBN : 9781617751745
Genre : Fiction
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A darkly comic novel of an Englishman in nineteenth-century Jamaica: “A powerful and deeply moving tour de force” (Library Journal). The Family Mansion tells the story of Hartley Fudges, whose personal destiny unfolds against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Britain, a time when English society was based upon the strictest subordination and stratification of the classes. Hartley’s decision to migrate to Jamaica at the age of twenty-three seems sensible at first: in the early 1800s Jamaica was far and away the richest and most opulent of all the crown colonies. But for all its fabulous wealth, Jamaica was a difficult and inhospitable place for an immigrant. Aside from violent slave revolts, newcomers had to survive the nemesis of the white man in the tropics—namely, yellow fever. From the author of God Carlos, who writes with “a genuine fondness for this complicated and conflicted place,” this is a riveting work of historical fiction filled with a blend of sadness and sly humor (Publishers Weekly). “Winkler submits imperialist dogma and the English aristocracy’s casual acceptance of violence and cruelty to punishing satirical critique. He takes special pleasure in redefining the idea of the ‘English gentleman,’ embodied by his clueless and spoiled protagonist, Hartley Fudges, a terrifically rendered young English aristocrat who gets himself banished to Jamaica after attempting to kill his brother for his inheritance . . . Essential reading for fans of literary fiction.” —Library Journal

The Unofficial Guide To London

Author : Lesley Logan
ISBN : 9780470138298
Genre : Travel
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Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions, and restaurants in all price ranges, honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money, detailed maps, tips on special events and festivals, and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife, and other activities.

Samuel Johnson And The Life Of Reading

Author : Robert DeMaria
ISBN : 9780801854798
Genre : Literary Criticism
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If readers of the twentieth century feel overwhelmed by the proliferation of writing and information, they can find in Samuel Johnson a sympathetic companion. Johnson's career coincided with the rapid expansion of publishing in England--not only in English, but in Latin and Greek; not only in books, but in reviews, journals, broadsides, pamphlets, and books about books. In 1753 Johnson imagined a time when "writers will, perhaps, be multiplied, till no readers will be found." Three years later, he wrote that England had become "a nation of authors" in which "every man must be content to read his book to himself." In Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading, Robert DeMaria considers the surprising influence of one of the greatest readers in English literature. Johnson's relationship to books not only reveals much about his life and times, DeMaria contends, but also provides a dramatic counterpoint to modern reading habits. As a superior practitioner of the craft, Johnson provides a compelling model for how to read--indeed, he provides different models for different kinds of reading. DeMaria shows how Johnson recognized early that not all reading was alike--some requiring intense concentration, some suited for cursory glances, some requiring silence, some best appreciated amid the chatter of a coffeehouse. Considering the remarkable range of Johnson's reading, DeMaria discovers in one extraordinary career a synoptic view of the subject of reading.

British Life And Institutions

Author : Mark Farrell
ISBN : 3125133807
Genre : English language
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11. bis 13. Schuljahr Die Neubearbeitung dieser bewährten Landeskunde ist eine Bestandsaufnahme des gegenwärtigen Großbritannien nachder Wahl der neuen Labour-Regierung. Die aktuellen polirtischen,wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Hintergrundinformationen führen die Schülerinnen und Schüler zum besseren Verständnis des europäischen Nachbarn. Neu gegenüber der bisherigen Ausgabe ist auch die Aufnahme von 10 Interviews. Zum landeskundlichen Lesebuch sind Kassette oder CD erhältlich.


Author : R. O. Bucholz
ISBN : 9780521896528
Genre : History
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This book is a history of London from 1550 and 1750, the period of its rise to world-wide prominence. Incorporating recent work in urban history, accounts by contemporary Londoners and tourists, and fictional works featuring the city, it examines how London came to dominate the economic, political, social and cultural life of the British Isles as never before nor since.


Author : Robert O. Bucholz
ISBN : 9781139510455
Genre : History
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Between 1550 and 1750 London became the greatest city in Europe and one of the most vibrant economic and cultural centres in the world. This book is a history of London during this crucial period of its rise to world-wide prominence, during which it dominated the economic, political, social and cultural life of the British Isles, as never before nor since. London incorporates the best recent work in urban history, contemporary accounts from Londoners and tourists, and fictional works featuring the city in order to trace London's rise and explore its role as a harbinger of modernity, while examining how its citizens coped with those achievements. London covers the full range of life in London, from the splendid galleries of Whitehall to the damp and sooty alleyways of the East End. Readers will brave the dangers of plague and fire, witness the spectacles of the Lord Mayor's Pageant and the hangings at Tyburn, and take refreshment in the city's pleasure-gardens, coffee-houses and taverns.

Dark Sky

Author : Odeta Willow
ISBN : 9781469132198
Genre : Fiction
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On March 10th, when Athena paid a study visit in Turkey, Sakarya University, after the morning conference she sent the last message to Sanny: "Happy birthday. Let the magic combination of three colour your existence and space. " He continued on calling her, but she had no wish to answer the calls. She was so grateful to him for all the perception of the world he helped her to experience. She loved him so much for this shake, conversion, awakening. No malice towards him she ever felt. Even pain in her heart seemed to have such a value and spirit. She just blessed him for finding her... That he donated a little time to her. That he shared. Gave her this suffering. That he raised her and led. Holding her hands tight like babys... It was 23rd March, the day, when Sanny wrote his first message on that dating site. It was the same next years March 23rd when Athena said goodbye to Sanny... But only mentally she got apart from him, never in her heart. She hoped them to meet in some deeper space some time... Book also has a Lithuanian version.

The Stones Of London

Author : Leo Hollis
ISBN : 9780297858614
Genre : History
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The story of London, told through twelve of its most seminal buildings. In a sweeping narrative, from its mythic origins to the glittering towers of the contemporary financial capital, THE STONES OF LONDON tells the story of twelve London buildings in a kaleidoscopic and unexpected history of one of the world's most enigmatic cities. From the Roman forum to the Gherkin, Regent Street to the East End, the Houses of Parliament to Greenwich Palace, London's buildings are testament to the richness of its past. Behind the facades of these buildings lie the stories of the people, ideas and events that took place within them and that caused their creation. They all have very human stories, of the men and women who dreamed and lived their lives in London, leaving their imprint upon the fabric of the capital.

Cultureshock Bangkok

Author : Dan Waites
ISBN : 9789814516938
Genre : Travel
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CultureShock! Bangkok is your all-in-one guide to navigating and living in Thailand’s vibrant capital. Learn how to get around the city quickly and safely by motorcycle taxi, how to order the tastiest street food, and how to behave with respect to Thai manners and beliefs. Join in the local celebrations such as Songkran and Loy Krathong and get a first-hand taste of the Thais’ zest for life and love of sanuk (‘fun’). Packed with practical information and frank advice, CultureShock! Bangkok shows you how to find your feet and enjoy your stay to its fullest in this ever-fascinating ‘City of Angels’. About the author Born in Durham, England, Dan Waites moved to Bangkok for the first time in 2004. In 2008, he moved to Phuket to join the Phuket Gazette, then left to work with Burmese refugees in Mae Sot. After covering 2010’s historic general elections in Burma for the Democratic Voice of Burma, Dan got drawn back to Bangkok to work as a sub-editor for The Nation, at the same time reporting on business and politics in Burma and Thailand for publications including Forbes Asia and Asian Correspondent. He now works in Bangkok as a Thai-English interpreter for an international humanitarian organisation.

G K Chesterton London And Modernity

Author : Matthew Beaumont
ISBN : 9781780935805
Genre : Literary Criticism
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G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity is the first book to explore the persistent theme of the city in Chesterton's writing. Situating him in relation to both Victorian and Modernist literary paradigms, the book explores a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to address the way his imaginative investments and political interventions conceive urban modernity and the central figure of London. While Chesterton's work has often been valued for its wit and whimsy, this book argues that he is also a distinctive urban commentator, whose sophistication has been underappreciated in comparison to more canonical contemporaries. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field of 20th-century literature, the book also provides fresh readings and suggests new contexts for central texts such as The Man Who Was Thursday, The Napoleon of Notting Hill and the Father Brown stories. It also discusses lesser-known works, such as Manalive and The Club of Queer Trades, drawing out their significance for scholars interested in urban representation and practice in the first three decades of the 20th century.

The Cambridge Companion To Samuel Johnson

Author : Brian Friel
ISBN : 0521556252
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Companion, first published in 1997, provides an introduction to the works and life of one of the key figures in English literary history.

The Welcome Visitor

Author : John Humphrys
ISBN : 9781848948211
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'This is an important book. It needs to be ... we are coming to realise that a life well lived might decently conclude with a death well and timely died' TERRY PRATCHETT 'Impassioned and impressive' SUNDAY TIMES 'A powerful, compassionate book' FT ON SUNDAY * * * * * * * From presenter of Radio 4's Today & national treasure John Humphrys, one of the first books to deal unflinchingly with death and dying well, written in conjunction with a high-profile GP. Death is a subject modern society shies away from. Even doctors avoid the word. But if we regard death as a failure in our desire to prolong life, can we ever arrive at a humane approach to those whose lives have lost meaning? Are we keeping people alive simply because we can? Inspired by his own experience with his father's death from Alzheimer's, John Humphrys and co-author Dr Sarah Jarvis take a wider look at how our attitudes to death have changed as doctors have learned how to prolong life beyond anything that could have been imagined only a few generations ago, and confront one of the great challenges facing the western world today. There are no easy answers but the first step must surely be to accept that death can be as welcome as it is inevitable. The Welcome Visitor is a book which brings genuine knowledge and insight to a taboo subject, while asking the difficult questions that need to be asked about our attitudes and approach to the realities of end-of-life care.

The First Bohemians

Author : Vic Gatrell
ISBN : 9780718195823
Genre : History
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The colourful, salacious and sumptuously illustrated story of Covent Garden - the creative heart of Georgian London - from Wolfson Prize-winning author Vic Gatrell SHORT-LISTED FOR THE HESSELL TILTMAN PRIZE 2014 In the teeming, disordered, and sexually charged square half-mile centred on London's Covent Garden something extraordinary evolved in the 18th century. It was the world's first creative 'Bohemia'. The nation's most significant artists, actors, poets, novelists, and dramatists lived here. From Soho and Leicester Square across Covent Garden's Piazza to Drury Lane, and down from Long Acre to the Strand, they rubbed shoulders with rakes, prostitutes, market people, craftsmen, and shopkeepers. It was an often brutal world full of criminality, poverty and feuds, but also of high spirits, and was as culturally creative as any other in history. Virtually everything that we associate with Georgian culture was produced here. Vic Gatrell's spectacular new book recreates this time and place by drawing on a vast range of sources, showing the deepening fascination with 'real life' that resulted in the work of artists like Hogarth, Blake, and Rowlandson, or in great literary works like The Beggar's Opera and Moll Flanders. The First Bohemians is illustrated by over two hundred extraordinary pictures, many rarely seen, for Gatrell celebrates above all one of the most fertile eras in Britain's artistic history. He writes about Joshua Reynolds and J. M. W. Turner as well as the forgotten figures who contributed to what was a true golden age: the men and women who briefly dazzled their contemporaries before being destroyed - or made - by this magical but also ferocious world. About the author: Vic Gatrell's last book, City of Laughter, won both the Wolfson Prize for History and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize; his The Hanging Tree won the Whitfield Prize of the Royal Historical Society. He is a Life Fellow of Caius College, Cambridge.

Death And Redemption In London L A

Author : Lionel Rolfe
ISBN : 1929429908
Genre : Fiction
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Devastated that his wife and writing partner of 25 years left him on the eve of the new millennium, Lionel Rolfe set pen to paper in an attempt to make sense of the dance between men and women. But, as he began writing, a deeper understanding took hold the Grim Reaper stopped by. And not just once, but again and again. The deaths of Carl Kessler, the unrepentant Stalinist and trade union organizer, and Nieson Himmel, a close friend and veteran nighttime police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, hit him hard. But it was the death of Rolfe's uncle, the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin, that turned his life upside down. In the end, the emotional ordeal was a blessing in disguise. After all, without it, the world would not have DEATH AND REDEMPTION IN LONDON & L.A. an engrossing tale of one mans search for redemption in the only place it has ever been found within the soul. Come along with the author as he strives to deal with a life half-lived and dreams perpetually deferred. Youll laugh, youll cry. But most of all, youll see the world through the eyes of a man truly in touch with his sensibilities; a man wholl change your worldview forever.

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