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A Lust For Window Sills

Author : Harry Mount
ISBN : 0349121060
Genre : Architecture
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A brilliant, offbeat celebration of the great hodgepodge of British buildings' Thomas Marks, Sunday Telegraph From soaring Victorian railway stations to Edwardian terraces, from Perpendicular churches to Strawberry Hill, Britain has an architecture unrivalled in fertility, invention and heart-stopping beauty. And with some very strong feelings about window sills, Harry Mount could not be better qualified to survey it. Meandering through garden suburbs and cathedral closes, discovering Moghul palaces in Gloucestershire and Egyptian sphinxes in Islington, A Lust for Window Sills is rich with anecdote, allusion and such inspired digressions as where to find the ugliest gargoyles and a liquid history of watering holes from gin palaces to the Rovers Return.
Category: Architecture

Lust For Life

Author : Irving Stone
ISBN : 9781407097640
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Lust for Life is the classic fictional re-telling of the incredible life of Vincent Van Gogh. “Vincent is not dead. He will never die. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever, enriching the world... He was a colossus... a great painter... a great philosopher... a martyr to his love of art. “ Walking down the streets of Paris the young Vincent Van Gogh didn’t feel like he belonged. Battling poverty, repeated heartbreak and familial obligation, Van Gogh was a man plagued by his own creative urge but with no outlet to express it. Until the day he picked up a paintbrush. Written with raw insight and emotion, follow the artist through his tormented life, struggling against critical discouragement and mental turmoil and bare witness to his creative journey from a struggling artist to one of the world’s most celebrated artists.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Love And Lust

Author : Theodor Reik
ISBN : 9781351508124
Genre : Psychology
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These selections from Theodor Reik's work concern the love life and sexual activity of men and women. Reik establishes the theme of this work in the following way: "The sex urge hunts for lustful pleasure; love is in search of joy and happiness." Over a third of this volume had never been published in book form before it originally appeared half a century ago. Its appearance in paperback, for the first time, is a welcome addition to current debates, liberated from ideological and political constraints.The first part of the book is so far ahead of its time that it is still current. It reveals Reik's departure from Freud's theories and from those of most of his contemporaries in psychology and psychoanalysis. Part Two is a greatly abbreviated version of Masochism in Modern Man, retaining those parts with a direct bearing on the subject of this volume. Part Three offers two essays on why people remain single. In the author's usual direct style, they deal with the marriage shyness of the male and the psychological fears and resistance of both men and women to acceptance of the marriage bond. Part Four is Reik at his wisest. "The first lady whom I asked to read the manuscript said smilingly: 'Many of your impressions about us (women) are correct. No man should read the book!' A few seconds later, she said: 'Or rather, every man should read the book!'"As Paul Roazen noted, "in contrast to some of Freud's other followers, Reik was prescient early on in distinguishing self-love from narcissism. Reik believed that genuine self-regard was the ultimate basis for developing the capacity to love."At times Reik seems to defend women, at times to critique them. Yet he writes with sympathy and understanding. He challenges other authorities who have written on the subject, but he also agrees with many of them. Love and Lust is civilized writing at its most provocative. Reik is authoritative, and his book reflects the glow of a rich personali
Category: Psychology

Learning Outside The Primary Classroom

Author : Fred Sedgwick
ISBN : 9781136320606
Genre : Education
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"We believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances. Learning outside the classroom is about raising achievement through an organised, powerful approach to learning in which direct experience is of prime importance." LOTC Initiative manifesto In Learning Outside the Primary Classroom, the educationalist and writer Fred Sedgwick explores in a practical way the many opportunities for intense learning that children and teachers can find outside the confines of the usual learning environment, the classroom. This original work is based on tried and tested methods from UK primary schools. The author draws on current concerns in the educational world regarding outdoor learning as exemplified by the eight sector Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) initiative (supported by Ofsted), but remains refreshingly independent in approach. Using a metaphor of concentric circles Learning Outside the Primary Classroom starts with a brief opening chapter based in the classroom itself before moving outwards to explore the learning possibilities presented by the immediate environs of the school – playgrounds, gym halls, sports fields etc. Later chapters move beyond the school gates to explore the local shops, parks, religious centres, libraries and town halls and the myriad learning opportunities they represent. The final chapters explore the possibilities of larger scale day trips to major galleries and museums and more ambitious field trips.
Category: Education

How England Made The English

Author : Harry Mount
ISBN : 9780670919154
Genre : History
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Harry Mount's How England Made the English: From Why We Drive on the Left to Why We Don't Talk to Our Neighbours is packed with astonishing facts and wonderful stories. Q. Why are English train seats so narrow? A. It's all the Romans' fault. The first Victorian trains were built to the same width as horse-drawn wagons; and they were designed to fit the ruts left in the roads by Roman chariots. For readers of Paxman's The English, Bryson's Notes on a Small Island and Fox's Watching the English, this intriguing and witty book explains how our national characteristics - our sense of humour, our hobbies, our favourite foods and our behaviour with the opposite sex - are all defined by our nation's extraordinary geography, geology, climate and weather. You will learn how we would be as freezing cold as Siberia without the Gulf Stream; why we drive on the left-hand side of the road; why the Midlands became the home of the British curry. It identifies the materials that make England, too: the faint pink Aberdeen granite of kerbstones; that precise English mix of air temperature, smell and light that hits you the moment you touch down at Heathrow. Praise for Harry Mount: 'Highly readable, encyclopeadic, marvellous, illuminating. Mount portrays England via dextrous excavations of its geography, geology, history and weather' Independent 'Fascinating. Mount's an intelligent, funny and always interesting companion' Daily Mail 'Charming and nerdily fact-stuffed' Guardian Harry Mount is the author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, his best-selling book on Latin, and A Lust for Window Sills - A Guide to British Buildings. A journalist for many newspapers and magazines, he has been a New York correspondent and a leader writer for the Daily Telegraph. He studied classics and history at Oxford, and architectural history at the Courtauld Institute. He lives in north London.
Category: History

Country Life

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132698973
Genre : Country life
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The Russian Trilogy Book 3 Lust Money Murder Series

Author : Mike Wells
ISBN : 9781311532190
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 84.66 MB
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When Secret Service agent Elaine Brogan fails to capture Giorgio Cattoretti yet again, the Italian criminal mastermind conceives a devious plan to capture her. Join Elaine, Giorgio, Nick, Tony, Luna, Dmitry and Lexy on another "unputdownable" Lust, Money & Murder adventure! Note - this book was previously titled: Lust, Money & Murder, Book 6 - The Extraction Keywords: thriller, suspense, crime, mystery, short books, long books, series, Russia, Italy, Mafia, Secret Service, spy novel, spy thriller, espionage, female sleuth, female agent, kick ass female, FBI, counterfeiting, revenge, danger, dramatic, intrigue, provocative, racy, breathtaking, cliff-hanger, page-turner, gripping, captivating, fascinating, box set, bargain, discount, discounted, half-price, bargain-basement, bargain-counter, budget, cheap, good buy, competitive, cut-price, cut-rate, depreciated, easy on the pocketbook, economical, half-priced, low tariff, low-cost, low-priced, lowered, marked down, on sale, reduced, reduced price, special price, holiday special, Christmas special, New Year’s special, winter sale, on sale, slashed, budget, low budget, low cost books, seasonal, seasonal pricing, seasonal discount, fifty percent off, 50 percent off, savings, cost savings
Category: Fiction

Newsletter

Author : William Morris Society
ISBN : IND:30000129023432
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The Times Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015079787936
Genre : Newspapers
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Indexes the Times and its supplements.
Category: Newspapers

Lust Now Cry Later

Author : Tahanee Roberts
ISBN : 9781434382849
Genre : Fiction
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After living in Washington, DC all of her life, twenty-four year old Sdia Mitchell is ready to venture out on her own and moving to South Jersey is the perfect place to start. Struggling with the effects of being abused as a child she tries to find the true meaning of self love while trying to stand on her own. Beginning, to gain the confidence she worked so hard to acquire she didn't think things could get any better, but they did or so she thought, when she met Mel Simmons, a handsome, entrepreneur with the gift of gab and a hidden appetite for destruction. Sdia soon finds herself trapped in a web of sex, deception and brutality that will have her once again questioning her self- worth. Back in Washington, DC, one would believe that Carl and Natalya Mayer had the perfect marriage but looks could be misleading. While Carl provides the life every woman dreams, his wife Natalya shows her appreciation by recklessly sleeping with his assistant Lamar Baldwin, who happens to have a dirty little secret of his own that is guaranteed to devastate the life of Natalya's and those who come in contact with her forever.
Category: Fiction

Some Lust No Trust

Author : Filton Hebbard
ISBN : 9780595414314
Genre : Fiction
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Some Lust, No Trust is about an educated young man drifting through life on the established comfort of his accountant father. This situation suddenly changes when his father fails to return from a fishing trip; and his affectionate-though scatter-brained-mother announces that the family home had been rented, not owned, and she intends to join her sister in a distant town. Rejecting an offer to join them, he vacations in a gold mining town inland, where the behavior of a new friend entices him to participate in a robbery. He is alarmed when his cohorts seem oblivious to the dangers and consequences; realizing it is too late to withdraw and that self-protection is imperative. A provocative young woman recounts a painful childhood, upsetting him in more ways than one. As she is drawn into the robbery scheme, he knows that he must ensure her safety-even though it might jeopardize his own.
Category: Fiction

The Narrowing Lust

Author : Henry Kane
ISBN : OSU:32435000646646
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Harry Mount S Odyssey

Author : Harry Mount
ISBN : 9781472904683
Genre : History
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Architecture, art, sculpture, economics, mathematics, science, metaphysics, comedy, tragedy, drama and epic poetry were all devised and perfected by the Greeks. Of the four classical orders of architecture, three were invented by the Greeks and the fourth, the only one the Romans could come up with, was a combination of two of the former.The powerful ghost of ancient Greece still lingers on in the popular mind as the first great civilization and one of the most influential in the creation of modern thought. It is the starting block of Western European civilization. In his new Odyssey, eminent writer Harry Mount tells the story of ancient Greece while on the trail of its greatest son, Odysseus. In the charming, anecdotal style of his bestselling Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, Harry visits Troy, still looming over the plain where Achilles dragged Hector's body through the dust, and attempts to swim the Hellespont, in emulation of Lord Byron and the doomed Greek lover, Leander. Whether in Odysseus's kingdom on Ithaca, Homer's birthplace of Chios or the Minotaur's lair on Crete, Mount brings the Odyssey - and ancient Greece - back to life.
Category: History

Once Upon A Windowsill

Author : Tovah Martin
ISBN : WISC:89016031940
Genre : Gardening
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The Irving Stone Reader

Author : Irving Stone
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044944200
Genre : Biographical fiction
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Victoria Sixty Years A Queen

Author : Richard T. Lancefield
ISBN : MSU:31293105807683
Genre : Dummies (Bookselling)
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Category: Dummies (Bookselling)