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The Uttermost Farthing By Marie Belloc Lowndes
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Marie Adelaide Elizabeth Rayner Lowndes, née Belloc (5... More > August 1868 – 14 November 1947), was a prolific English novelist.Active from 1898 until her death, she had a literary reputation for combining exciting incident with psychological interest. Two of her works were adapted for the screen.Born in Marylebone, London and raised in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France, Mrs Belloc Lowndes was the only daughter of French barrister Louis Belloc and English feminist Bessie Parkes. Her younger brother was Hilaire Belloc, whom she wrote of in her last work, The Young Hilaire Belloc (published posthumously in 1956). Her paternal grandfather was the French painter Jean-Hilaire Belloc, and her maternal great-great-grandfather was Joseph Priestley. In 1896, she married Frederick Sawrey A. Lowndes (1868–1940). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Adelaide_Belloc_Lowndes< Less
A Flat Iron for a Farthing (Illustrated Edition) By Juliana Horatia Ewing
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Beautifully illustrated work first published in 1873, by the prolific author of children's stories. Her tales, which have hardly been excelled in sympathetic insight into childlife, still enjoy... More > undiminished popularity.< Less
The Kosmic Symphony -Volume 1 By Eric Coxall
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‘The Kosmic Symphony’ is a holistic approach which examines the evolution of our social, religious and cultural world, our physical and scientific world and finally our inner mind or... More > subjective reality. This book identifies where many of our beliefs and traditions originate. These have been imposed on us by religious authorities, politics, large corporations and institutions. We absorb these ideas without our conscious awareness or control, they can lead to wars and fundamentalism. Science has transformed our understanding of the universe, life and the mind. With this new world-view we have the knowledge to reach our full potential and progress into a new era of self –actualisation and enlightenment. Volume 1 -covers the ascent of humanity into the classical world. Followed by a decent to the dark ages when humans become puppets of Gods, Priests and Kings. Volume 2 brings the thesis forward from the reformation.< Less
PLANES, AIMS AND HAPPINESS By Len Woodgate
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As a schoolboy the only thing Len Woodgate wanted to do was to join the RAF. He achieved this at the tender age of 16, by becoming a member of the 49th Entry of the RAF Halton Apprenticeship scheme.... More > Then followed a full career in the RAF where he later gained a commission. As well as the UK, he was posted on several overseas tours. He finished his service by taking charge of the Aerospace Museum at Cosford and prepared it to be taken over as part of the Royal Air Force Museum. Now, aged 87, Len Woodgate is a remarkable man who has lived an equally remarkable life. His mind is still as sharp as a razor and his memory is still crystal clear. Numerous of Len’s exploits and achievements are related within his book.< Less
A SHORT HISTORY OF HUMANISM By JOHN SEVERS
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This book covers the development of freethought from the very first questioning that human behaviour was controlled by a god or gods. Later came philosophers who took questioning, or outright... More > opposition, to a higher level. This originated in ancient Greece and Rome. Towards the end of a period of domination by the Christian religion, philosophers and/or scientists, in Italy and France, began to express rationalist views. These were later joined by those in the UK.Further developments in more recent times in the UK and USA are covered, with women in the latter making a particularly dynamic contribution to progressive thinking. There is a section on influential books, and the book ends with a review of achievements made in to loosen the ties imposed by state sponsored religions. John Severs MA, BSc is a retired senior lecturer in Higher Education. He is a member of the British Humanist Association and the National Secular Society and has given talks on the History of Humanism and other rationalist topics.< Less
CHARIOTS OF WRATH By SAM WHITWORTH
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Chariots of Wrath is the story of one man’s passion for all things mechanical – and in particular aircraft, which he fell in love with after his first flight in 1935 when his father took... More > the family to see one of Sir Alan Cobham’s legendary Flying Circus demonstrations at Dewsbury. Here he was taken up in a ‘giant airliner’ age nine years old – and he was hooked. Not long after the author started work as a young apprentice with the famous Blackburn Aircraft Company which had a factory near his new home on the outskirts of Leeds. From that day to the end of his working life, except for a brief career in the Leeds Police Force, Mounted Division and his wartime duties as a tank driver, Sam Whitworth rose through the ranks of a number of celebrated aircraft companies to become a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautic Society. Within these pages are marvellous stories of the aeroplanes and aeronautical events that he has been associated with.< Less
BLOWIN' IN THE WIND By LYNDON WAINWRIGHT
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Blowin’ in the Wind’ is Lyndon’s autobiography. He has had a very varied life and he recounts his experiences first as a school boy in Scarborough, then working at the National... More > Physical Laboratory as a metrologist.This was followed by a complete change in life- styles as an exhibition dancer and dance school owner. This was followed by a move back to metrology and quality control work, first at the National Engineering Laboratory in East Kilbride and then for PIRA, the Research Association for the printing, packaging and paper making industries in Leatherhead. All this was followed by work as Chief Administrator for a major dance teachers’ organisation — the International Dance Teachers’ Association (IDTA. Following retirement from this post at age 65 Lyndon wrote many articles and had seven books published, one of which was translated in five other languages. His experiences in all phases of his life are a fascinating insight into what could be called ‘fringe occupations’ over the last nine decades.< Less
FINE WIFE YOU TURNED OUT TO BE! By John Dickinson
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As Mary, aged 95, plays a game of Scrabble with her son John, reminiscences are triggered of her life, covering almost all of the last century. It includes two wars, and it is a story of true... More > courage, adversity and love, over 100 years of change. A serving girl whose employers ranged from local vicar to royalty; a man from the back streets of Leeds born to a single mother in 1907; a child born out of wedlock in 1930 when condemnation and shame were the normal reactions; and an escaper extraordinaire during five years of captivity in the last war. And a son who didn’t know that Aunt Mary was his real mother until the eve of his wedding, when he married the niece of the French resistance woman who had helped British soldiers in hospital in Cherbourg, en route to the prison camps in Germany. All these elements are there. It is a fine plot for a novel – except that it’s all true!< Less
FINE WIFE YOU TURNED OUT TO BE! By John Dickinson
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As Mary, aged 95, plays a game of Scrabble with her son John, reminiscences are triggered of her life, covering almost all of the last century. It includes two wars, and it is a story of true... More > courage, adversity and love, over 100 years of change. A serving girl whose employers ranged from local vicar to royalty; a man from the back streets of Leeds born to a single mother in 1907; a child born out of wedlock in 1930 when condemnation and shame were the normal reactions; and an escaper extraordinaire during five years of captivity in the last war. And a son who didn’t know that Aunt Mary was his real mother until the eve of his wedding, when he married the niece of the French resistance woman who had helped British soldiers in hospital in Cherbourg, en route to the prison camps in Germany. All these elements are there. It is a fine plot for a novel – except that it’s all true!< Less
The Calling Of The Dolgesis By Anna Shannon
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The Calling of The Dolgesis Is an enchanting fairy story set long ago in the magical land of Foldenlore. This beautiful tale is for believers of all ages. Embroidered throughout with... More > exquisite photography and illustrations, this breath-taking book is truly unique. A gem indeed to be cherished. Anna Shannon lives in a caravan on the fringe of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park where she embraces all things rustic. The Calling of The Dolgesis is the first to be published in the series of “The Tales From Foldenlore”, each being inspired by the forests that surround Anna’s home. Anna is also a renowned singer/songwriter and composer, and winner of the BBC Radio “Yorkshire Songwriter of the Year Award”, Anna has recorded numerous CDs, and performs at folk events both in the U.K and Europe, her songs being covered by an array of folk artists. Published by http://www.Farthings-Publishing.com< Less