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The Man Who Was Born Too Late By Helen Baker
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The biography of Lionel Hoare, the last of a farming dynasty in the Blackdown Hills in darkest Somerset. Born on the eve of the first World War, saddled with ten sisters, he learnt at his father's... More > side, skills that were already obsolete. Head of the household at twenty, he struggled against the tyranny and injustice of landlords until the outbreak of the second World War, and the German Uboats, turned him into a hero. Lionel was the author's uncle. You will learn, from eye-witnesses, of a rooted, settled way of life that, after thriving for centuries, completely vanished in a few short years. 'all so well written and interesting' 'Please can we have 2 more copies of book, it is very popular.'georgina.gillingham@tesco.net 'I have read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. You must have done a great deal of research to find out all that information - very impressive' DJOWAD@aol.com 'a lovely afternoon well spent reading' 'I thoroughly enjoyed this journey'Dnkhobson @aol.com< Less
The Man Who Was Born Too Late By Helen Baker
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The biography of Lionel Hoare, the last of a farming dynasty in the Blackdown Hills in darkest Somerset. Born on the eve of the first World War, saddled with ten sisters, he learnt at his father's... More > side, skills that were already obsolete. Head of the household at twenty, he struggled against the tyranny and injustice of landlords until the outbreak of the second World War, and the German Uboats, turned him into a hero. Lionel was the author's uncle. You will learn, from eye-witnesses, of a rooted, settled way of life that, after thriving for centuries, completely vanished in a few short years. 'all so well written and interesting' 'Please can we have 2 more copies of book, it is very popular.'georgina.gillingham@tesco.net 'I have read the book and thoroughly enjoyed it. You must have done a great deal of research to find out all that information - very impressive' DJOWAD@aol.com 'a lovely afternoon well spent reading' 'I thoroughly enjoyed this journey'Dnkhobson @aol.com< Less
Through Burgundy by Boat (a leisurely guide for sightseers) By Brenda Davison, Joy Honeyford
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This book is as much a treasure to the boat owner as a glass of Pinot Noir to the discerning wine lover. It takes you through the canals of Burgundy, detailing places of interest which can be... More > visited from the canals. With advice on buses, cycle trips and walks. Rich in history, this area of France needs time to explore and without this book it would be easy to miss the history dating from Caesar's Gallic wars to Middle Ages' architecture and to modern times. For example the gates on the staircase of locks on the Canal du Nivernais are all different because of destruction in WWII by the Resistance to prevent the German Army from using it as a supply line. The town of Gien - 80% destroyed by the Germans in 1940, and by the Allies in 1944 - has been harmoniously restored using traditional brick patterning and chevrons. It is this sort of information which makes this book not only different from other canal guides but gives a unique tast of France - just a sip of the flavours of beautiful Burgundy.< Less
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow By Washington Irving
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"From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by the name... More > of Sleepy Hollow... A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere..." The story is set in 1790 in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town (historical Tarrytown, New York), in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. The most infamous spectre in the Hollow is the Headless Horseman, said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot away by a stray cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head".< Less
A Raft on the River By Stuart W. Mirsky
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At the outbreak of World War II, thirteen-year old Miriam Feuer and her family found themselves at the mercy of the invading Red Army in Polish Galicia. But things would only get worse with the... More > coming of the Nazis in 1941. Escaping the Nazi-built ghetto in her hometown of Kolomyia after the murder of her grandmother and seizure of other family members, young Miriam desperately flees into the countryside, struggling to hide herself amidst the local population. Finding a modicum of safety in the home of a Ukrainian priest, her relief proves short-lived when the German commandant of the town abruptly arrives as a dinner guest -- and something more. A RAFT ON THE RIVER is the true life coming-of-age story of a young girl who finds redemption and a chance for love in the shadow of one of the most horrific episodes of the twentieth century.< Less
A Raft on the River By Stuart W. Mirsky
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At the outbreak of World War II, thirteen-year old Miriam Feuer and her family found themselves at the mercy of the invading Red Army in Polish Galicia. But things would only get worse with the... More > coming of the Nazis in 1941. Escaping the Nazi-built ghetto in her hometown of Kolomyia after the murder of her grandmother and seizure of other family members, young Miriam desperately flees into the countryside, struggling to hide herself amidst the local population. Finding a modicum of safety in the home of a Ukrainian priest, her relief proves short-lived when the German commandant of the town abruptly arrives as a dinner guest -- and something more. A RAFT ON THE RIVER is the true life coming-of-age story of a young girl who finds redemption and a chance for love in the shadow of one of the most horrific episodes of the twentieth century.< Less
Der Groβ Radtouren By Andi Payne
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One man, one bike and a long and winding road! Follow the author from a vague idea to the completion of an oddysey through the German countryside from Bonn to the Alps and on across Austria to the... More > Salzkammergut.< Less
Der Groβ Radtouren By Andi Payne
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One man, one bike and a long and winding road! Follow the author from a vague idea to the completion of an oddysey through the German countryside from Bonn to the Alps and on across Austria to the... More > Salzkammergut.< Less
The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 By Frederick Engels
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The Condition of the Working Class in England is one of the best-known works of Friedrich Engels. Originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, it is a study of the... More > working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels' first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution, and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. Engels argues that the Industrial Revolution made workers worse off. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities mortality from disease, as well as death-rates for workers were higher than in the countryside.< Less
Captured : Memoir of World War II By James D. Pascoe
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Two years after the United States entered the Second World War, 21 year old college student James D. Pascoe was drafted into the U. S. Army Air Force. The California native trained as a tail gunner,... More > and was assigned to a B-26 Marauder. After 10 missions, the young airman was shot down over the French countryside. Passed by local families to the Résistance, Pascoe spent weeks on the run. Betrayed, he was captured and imprisoned by the Germans. This memoir, based on the daily journal he kept through the war, tells the story of an ordinary American - from civilian to POW and back again.< Less