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A Countryside Miscellany

Author : Isobel Carlson
ISBN : 184953568X
Genre : Poetry
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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees ona summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching theclouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.John LubbockLovers of the great outdoors willbe inspired by this miscellany ofquotations, poems and beautiful prosecelebrating the natural world. FromElizabeth von Arnim to Oscar Wilde,this charming collection exploresevery aspect of the countryside,from the first bluebells of spring to ahilltop walk on a crisp winter's day.
Category: Poetry

A Country Miscellany

Author : Alice Taylor
ISBN : 9781847177636
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Irish cottages, the pleasures of walking in autumnal woods, a hens' hatching house and a country garden: these are just some of the elements in this varied patchwork quilt of views of rural life from Alice Taylor, Ireland's favourite storyteller.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Curious Observations A Country Miscellany

Author : Country Life
ISBN : 0857203606
Genre : Reference
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'Not a cosy series of reminiscences but a slice of bygone reality. This delightful collection of country curiosities shows rural life in the raw a hundred or more years ago. Hugely enjoyable, a real eye-opener and surprisingly useful!' Alan Titchmarsh A perfectly formed and beautifully presented collection of titbits from the ever-surprising pages of Country Life. Flitting from observations on cheese rolling in Gloucestershire to smuggling silk in Sussex, from Shakespeare's Avon to the vanishing sign language of country tramps ... and all by way of a charming rumination on the origins of the simnel cake. Within these lovely pages there will indeed be something for everyone. Classic writing on the idyllic British countryside, Wodehousian ruminations on fishing and golf, and moving accounts of beloved (and unusual) pets. With a highly entertaining blend of expert views and humorous asides, Curious Observations is a perfect Christmas gift.
Category: Reference

The Vassar Miscellany

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ISBN : NYPL:33433074836739
Genre : Universities and colleges
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The Gannet S Gastronomic Miscellany

Author : Killian Fox
ISBN : 9781784724214
Genre : Cooking
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A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 'This is the first physical manifestation of a much-loved online magazine that is a monument to Fox's obsessions. One for the bedside table.' - FINANCIAL TIMES 'This book is the product of a ludicrously obsessive and greedy mind - it is therefore an utter joy.' - JAY RAYNER 'Your consummate culinary guide' - THE GUARDIAN 'A vital work from a keen mind full to brimming with wonderful thoughts and ideas.' - JEREMY LEE 'The most original, entertaining and downright fascinating book.' - DAVE BROOM 'Exercise caution before you buy this book. In fact, be careful about even flipping it open. You think Instagram is addictive? Ha. This book is as essential and educational as it is delightful and weird, and I need someone to come rescue me immediately because I cannot seem to put the damn thing down.' - JEFF GORDINIER, FOOD & DRINKS EDITOR, ESQUIRE MAGAZINE 'Going beyond the usual food fixations, the book is presented in a fresh, visually inventive style that will appeal to anyone with even a passing interest in food.' - DARINA ALLEN, IRISH EXAMINER gannet noun 1. a large seabird with mainly white plumage, which catches fish by plunging into the water. 2. British informal, a greedy person. The Gannet's Gastronomic Miscellany goes beyond the usual food fixations. Presented in a fresh, visually inventive style, it will appeal to anyone with a passing interest in food - which, in this gastronomy-obsessed age, is pretty much all of us. In this compendious hotpot of a book you'll find a guide to creating a hit food profile on Instagram, a cross-section of a tiffin box, an explainer on craft beer, the origin story of Chicken Marengo, a list of millennia-old products that are still edible today (should you be brave enough to try Irish bog butter or Ancient Egyptian honey) and many more delightful nuggets of information.
Category: Cooking

The Countryman

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ISBN : UCLA:31158012418223
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

The Countryman

Author : John William Robertson Scott
ISBN : UOM:39015066541510
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

Spring Miscellany

Author : Soseki Natsume
ISBN : 9781462901265
Genre : Literary Collections
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For the first time, English readers have access to Soseki’s Spring Miscellany. Originally published as Eijitu Shohin in serial form in the Asahi newspaper in 1909, before appearing in book form, Spring Miscellany is an pastiche of twenty-five sketches, referred to as shohin (little items), heir to the great zuihitsu tradition of discursive prose. These personal vignettes are clearly autobiographical and reveal Soseki’s kaleidoscopic view of his private world and his interest in authentic, unadorned self-expression. The stories range from from episodes from his youth to his adult musings. Of special interest are the accounts of Soseki’s stay in England between 1900 and 1902, where he attended University College, studied privately with W. J. Craig, editor of the Arden Shakespeare, and immersed himself in studying eighteenth-century literature. It was not a happy time for Soseki--he described his stay as “like a poor dog that had wandered into the company of wolves”--but, as with all great writers, he managed to turn adversity into raw material for his art and to give us insight today into the life of an expatriate Japanese scholar at the turn of the century. In his Introduction to the work, Sammy Tsunematsu, founder and curator of the Soseki Museum in London, provides a fresh perspective on Soseki as a man and a writer, as well as an insightful commentary on the work itself.
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Scottish Miscellany

Author : Jonathan Green
ISBN : 9781616080631
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why is the tartan so important? What is worn under a kilt? How much ofthe story in Braveheart is real? How do you make haggis?
Category: Business & Economics

Midwestern Miscellany

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ISBN : UOM:39015066165252
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The North Carolina Miscellany

Author : Richard Walser
ISBN : 9781469610351
Genre : Literary Collections
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This collection of diverse pieces--excerpts from novels, essays, poems, historical records, and newspaper and magazine articles--is a warm and interesting summing-up of North Carolina. The tone of the contents varies from the humorous to the grave. They are alternately touching, rollicking, and genuinely inspiring. Originally published in 1962. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
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Lambert S Railway Miscellany

Author : Anthony Lambert
ISBN : 9781407061412
Genre : Business & Economics
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The world of the railways weaves a spell over many people. In this engaging book railway expert Anthony Lambert presents some of the best stories. From the early days come tales of financial skulduggery and worries that sparks from locomotives might ignite sheep's fleeces. But as the railway transformed the modern world, attitudes changed, and railways were opened to great rejoicing and even religious blessing. The perennial appeal of the steam locomotive generated a pride amongst railwaymen and a fascination among the public. The romantic aspects of the railway were soon celebrated - and not just the unexpected engagement that came from a snowbound train in the Highlands or the sexual shenanigans of the Orient Express. Here are stories of railway travel, from the palatial carriages of tsars and maharajahs to the open trucks of the 'lower orders', mishaps and faux pas, and tales of how ticket inspectors used to have to hold on to the outside of carriages while clipping tickets. From tales of lonely stations and signal-boxes in Scotland, to the unlucky engineer eaten by a lion in a carriage in Kenya, Lambert casts his net across railways worldwide to gather the most entertaining material. There are stories here that would enliven even a cheerless commute on the 18.01, and remind you that our railways really were - and occasionally still are - full of derring-do, romance and character.
Category: Business & Economics

Marxist Miscellany

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ISBN : UCAL:B3794015
Genre : Communism
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Category: Communism

English Miscellany

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ISBN : UOM:39015032113063
Genre : Art
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Category: Art


Author : Worcestershire Historical Society
ISBN : UOM:39015031894762
Genre : Worcestershire (England)
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Category: Worcestershire (England)

The Carleton Miscellany

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ISBN : UVA:X030447511
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature