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Travelling Tinker Man And Other Rhymes

Author : David Essex
ISBN : 9781784082338
Genre : Poetry
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Poems from the heart by a man who has lived – and loved – life to the full. In the 70s he was a huge pop star, with Number 1 hits like 'Rock On' and 'Hold Me Close'. In the 80s and 90s he became a star of the stage with lead roles in GODSPELL and MUTINY! Most recently he became a Number 1 hardcover bestseller with his autobiography, OVER THE MOON. Now comes a wonderful collection of his poetry and lyrics. Here are nostalgic poems recalling his family's traveller roots, such as 'Travelling Tinker Man', and 'Fairground Attraction', verses filled with memories of his warm and loving boyhood, like 'Beano Day', 'Dad' and 'Upton Park' – and poetry reliving the highs and lows of fame, such as 'Celebrity' and 'Like Moths to a Flame'. Humour, anger, nostalgia, triumph and tragedy. The joys of being a lover, a husband and a father – here is something for everyone.
Category: Poetry

Faded Glory

Author : David Essex
ISBN : 9781784082352
Genre : Fiction
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From a life on the streets to the glory of the boxing ring. London's East End, 1953: Albert Kemp is a lonely widower, whose only son was killed in the war. Now he works in a pub by the railway arches. Downstairs is a traditional bar, upstairs is a famous boxing gym. It is here that Albert brings Danny, a fatherless boy who he rescues from gang life on the streets. But as Danny begins to grow into a champion, the predators start to circle, luring him with glittering promises back into a life of crime. Will Danny listen to his wise old mentor? Or will the prospect of fame and money be too tempting? What readers are saying about FADED GLORY: 'A powerful yet poignant story.' 'I was gripped from start to finish.' 'This is fiction at it's best.' 'Excellent, couldn't put the book down.' 'I did not want it to end.'
Category: Fiction

The Last Wolf

Author : Robert Winder
ISBN : 9781408707807
Genre : Science
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It is often assumed that the national identity must be a matter of values and ideas. But in Robert Winder's brilliantly-written account it is a land built on a lucky set of natural ingredients: the island setting that made it maritime; the rain that fed the grass that nourished the sheep that provided the wool, and the wheat fields that provided its cakes and ale. Then came the seams of iron and coal that made it an industrial giant. In Bloody Foreigners Robert Winder told the rich story of immigration to Britain. Now, in The Last Wolf, he spins an English tale. Travelling the country, he looks for its hidden springs not in royal pageantry or politics, but in landscape and history. Medieval monks with their flocks of sheep . . . cathedrals built by wool . . . the first shipment of coal to leave Newcastle . . . marital contests on a village green . . . mock-Tudor supermarkets - the story is studded with these and other English things. And it starts by looking at a very important thing England did not have: wolves.
Category: Science

Curiosities Of London Life

Author : Charles Manby Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117224738
Genre : London (England)
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Category: London (England)

Rhymes Of A Roughneck

Author : Robert William Service
ISBN : UCAL:B3620225
Genre : Canadian poetry
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Category: Canadian poetry

A Dictionary Of The Underworld

Author : Eric Partridge
ISBN : 9781317445531
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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First published in 1949 (this edition in 1968), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a fascinating and unique study of language. The book provides an invaluable insight into social history, with the British vocabulary dating back to the 16th century and the American to the late 18th century. Each entry comes complete with the approximate date of origin, the etymology for each word, and a note of the milieu in which the expression arose.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Outlook

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ISBN : WISC:89107993743
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Radio Times

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ISBN : MINN:319510028011646
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Traveling Libraries

Author : University of the State of Florida. General Extension Division
ISBN : UIUC:30112074075067
Genre : Children
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Category: Children


Author : Mark Lemon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127162118
Genre : English wit and humor
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Category: English wit and humor

Folktales Told Around The World

Author : Richard Mercer Dorson
ISBN : 0226158748
Genre : Social Science
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Collects folktales that have been taken back to their original oral telling from around the globe.
Category: Social Science

The Boy S Own Annual

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ISBN : UCAL:C2724011
Genre : Children's periodicals
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Category: Children's periodicals