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Nairn S London

Author : Ian Nairn
ISBN : 9780141396163
Genre : Travel
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TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR and OBSERVER BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2014 'This book is a record of what has moved me between Uxbridge and Dagenham. My hope is that it moves you, too.' Nairn's London is an idiosyncratic, poetic and intensely subjective meditation on a city and its buildings. Including railway stations, synagogues, abandoned gasworks, dock cranes, suburban gardens, East End markets, Hawksmoor churches, a Gothic cinema and twenty-seven different pubs, it is a portrait of the soul of a place, from a writer of genius.
Category: Travel

A London Pub For Every Occasion

Author : Herb Lester Associates Limited
ISBN : 9781473502123
Genre : Travel
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London is packed with pubs, but finding a really good one is not always easy. Whether you want to relax in a garden or shelter from rain, marvel at architecture or enjoy a live act, find a convenient meeting point or a place to hide, bring your dog to the pub or stroke the resident cat, it is Herb Lester’s role to anticipate your desires and act as your guide. With 161 tried-and-tested pubs, plus a handy fold-out map of London.
Category: Travel

Nairn S Paris

Author : Ian Nairn
ISBN : 9781910749500
Genre : Travel
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50th Anniversary of original publication; this is a unique Paris guidebook from the late, great, architecture and travel writer Ian Nairn. Illustrated with the author's black and white snaps of the city, Nairn shows his eye for detail - whether it is stonework on an archway, shadows cast by a railing, or an empty chair in a Paris park, in this book which celebrates the City of Light. Nairn's Paris captures the city on the cusp of great changes and provides a glimpse of a city that is about to disappear. Here is an idiosyncratic and unpretentious portrait of the 'collective masterpiece' that is Paris. Introduced by writer and BBC presenter Andrew Hussey, author of the popular Paris: The Secret History. 'About one third of the book is discovery, in the sense that I came upon the sites by accident or by following a topographical hunch. There must be many more, and all you need for the search is the ability to turn off the main road, switch on your antennae and respond. Good luck.' - Ian Nairn
Category: Travel

St Pancras Station

Author : Simon Bradley
ISBN : 9781847650733
Genre : Architecture
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Simon Bradley traces the history of the station, introducing us to the men behind the architecture and looks at its new international status. This fine new edition includes a fascinating chapter on the new hotel and some timely revisions bringing it fully up to date. 'A marvellous piece of social, aesthetic and technological history... it is impossible to praise Bradley's book too highly' A. N. Wilson, Daily Telegraph 'Brilliantly and with deft hand, Simon Bradley makes sense of it all ... fabulous' Sunday Telegraph 'A masterpiece of historical context ... immensely readable' Sunday Times 'This fine book examines the history of both the church that gave the station its name and the railway terminus ... unexpectedly compelling' Daily Mail
Category: Architecture

National Union Catalog

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ISBN : MINN:31951002470940F
Genre : Union catalogs
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Includes entries for maps and atlases.
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Gordon Brown

Author : Tom Nairn
ISBN : 1904773168
Genre : Great Britain
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Cyfrol yn trafod dyfodol y berthynas rhwng Lloegr, Yr Alban a Chymru. Trafodir pwysigrwydd neu amhwysigrwydd y term 'Prydain' yn y gwledydd datganoledig. Mae traethawd polemig Tom Nairn hefyd yn edrych ar sut y bu ac y mae Gordon Brown wedi cael trafferth i ddod i delerau gyda'r sefyllfa ers iddo olygu The Red Paper on Scotland ym 1975. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru
Category: Great Britain

The Return Of England In English Literature

Author : M. Gardiner
ISBN : 9781137026026
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This lively study provides an account of the 'fall and rise' of the English nation within the British discipline of English Literature between the late eighteenth century and the present day, offering a reconceptualisation of the relationship between English Literature and the formation of English cultural identity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Remembering Diana

Author : V. Seidler
ISBN : 9780230371903
Genre : History
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Analysing the events surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997, Vic Seidler considers the public outpourings of grief and displays of emotion which prompted new kinds of identification and belonging in which communities came together regardless of race, class, gender and sexuality.
Category: History