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I Never Knew That About London

Author : Christopher Winn
ISBN : 9781250001511
Genre : History
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An engaging miscellany of facts about London's history, culture and architecture shares lesser-known legends and adventures pertaining to such subjects as the church steeple that inspired the traditional wedding cake, London's first nude statue and the Monument's famous 311 steps. 20,000 first printing.
Category: History

I Never Knew That About Coastal England

Author : Christopher Winn
ISBN : 9781473560673
Genre : Travel
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We all love to be beside the seaside! Be it the crunch of the sand beneath your feet, or the promise of an unexplored rock pool that draws you to the sea, prepare to be whisked away by bestselling author Christopher Winn as you delve into the charming tales of England's coastline. Divided into eighteen chapters – one for each of the coastal counties in the UK – this book will entertain and illuminate, by casting new light on the many points of intrigue to be explored along 3000 miles of spectacularly diverse and historically rich English coast. Illustrated with beautiful black-and-white line drawings, by Mai Osawa, this book makes the perfect companion for any seaside outing. You’ll find yourself exclaiming again and again – I never knew that!
Category: Travel

Walk Through History

Author : Christopher Winn
ISBN : 9781473551930
Genre : Travel
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'What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare.' - W.H. Davies Walking around London is one of life's great pleasures. There is a huge amount that you can only see on foot – but sometimes it is hard to know where to look. Luckily, Christopher Winn, bestselling author of I Never Knew That About London, knows where all the hidden treasures are. This book takes the reader on a series of stimulating original walks through different areas of central London, focusing on one particular period of history, the Victorian, so ubiquitous that we take it for granted, and yet so astonishing and so far reaching in its variety, imagination, ambition and detail. Discover... ..the remarkable 300-foot bell tower at the Houses of Parliament you never knew was there.... ..the extraordinary fairytale house in Kensington where the Mikado was inspired... ..the best Victorian loos in the world near Old Street... ..a hidden chapel in Bloomsbury described by Oscar Wilde as 'the most delightful private chapel in London'... ..London's best preserved high class Victorian shop near Tottenham Court Road... ...an almost complete Victorian townscape boasting the world's oldest surviving mansion block... Walk through history and discover the hidden gems of Victorian London!
Category: Travel

I Never Knew That About The Lake District

Author : Christopher Winn
ISBN : 9781407031118
Genre : Social Science
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Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a fascinating journey through the Lake District, that majestic landscape in Cumbria beloved of poets and tourists, hill walkers, seekers of scenic beauty and those who mess about in boats. Learn about the hidden places, the secrets and legends, wild characters and human stories that haunt England's most mountainous region - from England's wettest place to the country's highest point, from the birthplace of Postman Pat to the resting place of Poet Laureates.
Category: Social Science

Dickens S London Premium Collection Of 11 Novels 80 Tales Illustrated

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 9788026873648
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: “DICKENS'S LONDON” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels The Pickwick Papers Oliver Twist Nicholas Nickleby The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge Martin Chuzzlewit David Copperfield Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Our Mutual Friend Short Stories Sketches by Boz The Beadle. The Parish Engine. The Schoolmaster. The Curate. The Old Lady. The Half-pay Captain The Four Sisters The Election for Beadle The Broker's Man The Ladies' Societies Our Next-door Neighbour The Streets – morning The Streets – night Shops and their Tenants Scotland Yard Seven Dials Meditations in Monmouth-Street Hackney-coach Stands Doctors' Commons London Recreations The River Astley's Greenwich Fair Private Theatres Vauxhall Gardens by Day Early Coaches Omnibuses The Last Cab-driver, and the First Omnibus cad A Parliamentary Sketch Public Dinners The First of May Brokers' and Marine-store Shops Gin-shops The Pawnbroker's Shop Criminal Courts A Visit to Newgate Thoughts about People A Christmas Dinner The New Year Miss Evans and the Eagle The Parlour Orator The Hospital Patient The Misplaced attachment of Mr. John Dounce The Mistaken Milliner The Dancing Academy Shabby-Genteel People Making a Night of It The Prisoners' Van The Boarding-house Mr. Minns and his Cousin Sentiment The Tuggses at Ramsgate Horatio Sparkins The Black Veil The Steam Excursion The Great Winglebury Duel Mrs. Joseph Porter A Passage in the Life of Mr. Watkins Tottle The Bloomsbury Christening The Drunkard's death Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey's Clock Sunday Under Three Heads Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Delphi Complete Works Of Jack London Illustrated

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 9781908909077
Genre : Fiction
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America’s beloved storyteller Jack London was a pioneer of commercial magazine fiction, winning worldwide celebrity through famous novels such as ‘The Call of the Wild’ and ‘White Fang’ and inspiring readers across the world with tales of the Klondike Gold Rush. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Jack London, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 3) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to London's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 24 novels, with individual contents tables * Even includes the rare novels ‘THE CRUISE OF THE DAZZLER’ and ‘HEARTS OF THREE’, often missed out of collections * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * ALL 197 short stories and novellas presented with their own contents table — find that special story quickly and easily! * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * RARE magazine articles by the great writer * The popular travel book ‘THE CRUISE OF THE SNARK’ is presented with its original images of London’s adventures * includes the special BONUS text of Charmian London's biography "Book of Jack London" — explore the author’s amazing life in the words of his beloved wife * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE CRUISE OF THE DAZZLER A DAUGHTER OF THE SNOWS THE CALL OF THE WILD THE KEMPTON-WACE LETTERS THE SEA-WOLF THE GAME WHITE FANG BEFORE ADAM THE IRON HEEL MARTIN EDEN BURNING DAYLIGHT ADVENTURE SMOKE BELLEW THE SCARLET PLAGUE A SON OF THE SUN THE ABYSMAL BRUTE THE VALLEY OF THE MOON THE MUTINY OF THE ELSINORE THE STAR ROVER THE JACKET THE LITTLE LADY OF THE BIG HOUSE JERRY OF THE ISLANDS MICHAEL, BROTHER OF JERRY HEARTS OF THREE The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES The Plays THEFT THE ACORN-PLANTER A WICKED WOMAN THE BIRTH MARK THE FIRST POET THE RETURN OF ULYSSES: A MODERN VERSION The Poetry LIST OF POEMS The Memoirs THE ROAD JOHN BARLEYCORN The Non-Fiction THE PEOPLE OF THE ABYSS WAR OF THE CLASSES HOW I BECAME A SOCIALIST REVOLUTION AND OTHER ESSAYS THE CRUISE OF THE SNARK WHAT COMMUNITIES LOSE BY THE COMPETITIVE SYSTEM THE HUMAN DRIFT THE STORY OF AN EYEWITNESS EDITORIAL CRIMES – A PROTEST THE FUTURE OF WAR MEXICO’S ARMY AND OURS A LETTER TO HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO. A LETTER TO WOMAN’S HOME COMPANION PHENOMENA OF LITERARY EVOLUTION AGAIN THE LITERARY ASPIRANT THE RED GAME OF WAR WITH FUNSTON’S MEN STALKING THE PESTILENCE THE TROUBLE MAKERS OF MEXICO LAWGIVERS OUR ADVENTURES IN TAMPICO HOUSEKEEPING IN THE KLONDIKE The Biography BOOK OF JACK LONDON by Charmian London Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Category: Fiction

London By Tube

Author : Christopher Winn
ISBN : 9781785031502
Genre : Transportation
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London is a city of surprises and variety, over 600 square miles packed full of character, spectacle and sensation. And to really know London you must look beyond the obvious; there are broad vistas and quiet corners, iconic sights and grand boulevards, historic buildings, quaint villages, verdant parks, cobbled alleyways, museums, monuments, statues, markets, theatres, cathedrals and ancient churches. This book unearths and explores a stupendous range of interesting places, some well known, some less well known, some almost unknown, all of which lie within an easy walk of a Tube station. Taking you to 88 stations and 150 different places of interest, viewpoints, walks, unique museums, historic pubs--if you want a day out and you want to do something different then London is your town, the Tube is your means and See London by Tube is your guide.
Category: Transportation

The Most Beloved Children S Books By Jack London Illustrated

Author : Jack London
ISBN : 9788027220892
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The Cruise of the Dazzler – Joe Bronson, dissatisfied with his dull life at school, runs away and joins the crew of a sloop he sees in San Francisco Bay. The Call of the Wild – A dog named Buck gets stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He becomes progressively feral in the harsh environment, where he is forced to fight to survive and dominate other dogs. White Fang – A wolf-dog raised in an Indian camp runs away only to face the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of humans. Jerry of the Islands: A True Dog Story – Jerry is an Irish terrier who finds himself on the island of Malaita, after the ship he was on got attacked. Jerry is accepted by the local tribe, but when the tribe's sorcerer decides to sacrifice him, he manages to avoid it and his adventure begins. Michael, Brother of Jerry – Michael, an Irish terrier, was born and raised in the Solomon Islands. Working as a slave hunter aboard a schooner, Michael is accidentally left on the beach, and his journey around the world begins with the new owner. Before Adam is the story of a man who dreams he lives the life of an early hominid Australopithecine. His hominid alter ego belongs to Cave People, and we also meet the more advanced Fire People, and the more animal-like Tree People. Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. His amazing life experience also includes being an oyster pirate, railroad hobo, gold prospector, sailor, war correspondent and much more. He wrote adventure novels & sea tales, stories of the Gold Rush, tales of the South Pacific and the San Francisco Bay area - most of which were based on or inspired by his own life experiences.
Category: Young Adult Fiction