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No Way But Gentlenesse

Author : Richard Hines
ISBN : 9781408868034
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“There is no way but gentlenesse to redeeme a Hawke” Edmund Bert, 1619 Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining village of Hoyland Common, Richard Hines remembers sliding down heaps of coal dust, listening out for the colliery siren at the end of shifts, and praying for his father's safe return. It seemed all too likely that he would follow in his father's footsteps and end up working in the pits, especially when to his mother's horror and his own he failed the 11+, so that unlike his older brother Barry, who had passed the exam to grammar school and who seemed to be heading for great things, Richard was left without hope of academic achievement. Crushed by this, and persecuted by the cruelty of his teachers, Richard spent his time in the fields and meadows just beyond the colliery slag heap. One morning, walking in the grounds of a ruined medieval manor, he came across a nest of kestrels. Instantly captivated, he sought out ancient falconry texts from the local library, and pored over the strange and beautiful language there. With just these books, some ingenuity, and his profound respect for the hawk's indomitable wildness, Richard learned to “man”, or train, his kestrel, Kes, and in the process grow into the man he would become. Richard and his experiences with kestrels inspired Barry's classic novel A Kestrel for a Knave. When production began on what would become Ken Loach's iconic film Kes, Richard found himself training the kestrels that would soar on screen and into cinematic history. No Way But Gentlenesse is a superb, moving memoir of one remarkable boy's love for a forgotten culture, and his attempt to find salvation in the natural world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Lark Ascending

Author : Richard King
ISBN : 9780571338818
Genre : Nature
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Originally from Newport, Gwent, for the last eighteen years Richard King has lived in the hill farming country of Radnosrshire, Powys. He is the author of Original Rockers, which was shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize, and How Soon Is Now?, both published by Faber.
Category: Nature

Twelfth Night

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : UOM:39015046391184
Genre : Comedy
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Category: Comedy

First Folio 1623

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040101904
Genre : Drama
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Category: Drama

Twelfe Night Or What You Will

Author : William Shakespeare
ISBN : UOM:39015034873151
Genre : Drama
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Twelfe Night, Or What You Will was published in the 1623 Folio, long after the first recorded performance in 1602. Along with revisions and references which indicate that the play's shape changed in the intervening years, the text as first published includes numerous differences in spelling, punctuation and language which distinguish it from later texts. This edition offers the features of the first text which subtly, yet significantly, affect both interpretation and performance. As a result, the reader can approach Viola's soliloquy, for example, as it appeared when first published. This contrasts with the editions most commonly read today, which are based on an eighteenth-century revision of the original.
Category: Drama