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The Writings of Penny Smith Logan (International Economy Edition) By D. R. Evans
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Born in South Dakota and nurtured in a Yorkshire village, Penny Smith kept a detailed record of her thoughts and the daily events that impacted her from the age of eleven until her death. A poet,... More > sharp-eyed observer, and seeker for the truth behind the meaning of a human life, she struggled with the issues surrounding success and failure, hope and despair, trust and betrayal — and, ultimately, death. This is her story, in her words.< Less
The Writings of Penny Smith Logan (Economy Edition) By D. R. Evans
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Born in South Dakota and nurtured in a Yorkshire village, Penny Smith kept a detailed record of her thoughts and the daily events that impacted her from the age of eleven until her death. A poet,... More > sharp-eyed observer, and seeker for the truth behind the meaning of a human life, she struggled with the issues surrounding success and failure, hope and despair, trust and betrayal — and, ultimately, death. This is her story, in her words.< Less
The Writings of Penny Smith Logan By D. R. Evans
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Born in South Dakota and nurtured in a Yorkshire village, Penny Smith kept a detailed record of her thoughts and the daily events that impacted her from the age of eleven until her death. A poet,... More > sharp-eyed observer, and seeker for the truth behind the meaning of a human life, she struggled with the issues surrounding success and failure, hope and despair, trust and betrayal — and, ultimately, death. This is her story, in her words.< Less
Argy-Bargy Penny A Lump By Derek Hodgkiss
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After surviving a tough bizarre upbringing amongst the canals, coal fields and slag heaps of grim, grey post war South Yorkshire, my five siblings and I find a new lease on life in the tropics of... More > Brisbane in Australia. From the mid 1940's to the early 1970's, this story documents more than twenty five years-worth of hardship, humour and prosperity.< Less
Chaucer By Adolphus William, Sir Ward
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Chaucer School is a secondary school with academy status located in the Parson Cross area of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Named after Geoffrey Chaucer, the school became Sheffield's third... More > comprehensive school (after Myers Grove School and Hinde House School) in 1964, located on two sites separated by a field, one newly built. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaucer_School,_Sheffield Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Digging Up The Pitmen By John Swain
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This is a family saga, over five generations, set against the social history of the South Yorkshire pit communities in the twentieth century: disasters, strikes and galas. It is the story of the... More > North family: their relationships, births, deaths, family break-ups and get-togethers. Nigel North, at fifty-five, leads a secluded life in Newcastle after his wife’s death. He has every expectation that it will stay that way until, in 1992, he receives a copy of the Last Will and Testament of his Uncle Albert, a South Yorkshire pitman who he has never met. He has been left a large sum of money. His ten cousins, of whom he has never heard, have each been left a much smaller sum. Nigel cannot conceive how his uncle knows of his existence, why he should bequeath him so much money and why his father severed himself from his family. The answers lie back in the pitmen’s strike and, then, the inter-war years.< Less
RECOLLECTIONS of Around the World in 50 Years By Ken Pearson
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Ken Pearson was born in Mexborough, South Yorkshire on 16th February 1930. He was the son of William and Edith Pearson and had an older sister Florence and a younger brother called Leonard. He... More > started work on 14th February 1944 aged 14, as an Apprentice fitter and had many changes of job over his lifetime which took him to different parts of the UK, but also all over the world. He went to Canada, then to New York by bus; then back to the UK via the Queen Mary. He travelled to Venezuela, Singapore, Borneo, Japan, the Philippines, Germany, Nigeria, and Miami – to name just a few countries. Now happily retired in Scarborough North Yorkshire, members of Ken’s family presented him with writing materials at his 87th birthday party and suggested that, as he had had an interesting life and travelled widely all over the world, he should write his life story. Determined as ever, Ken, who says he had never written a story in his life, put pen to paper. This is that story.< Less
Six Generations of Richardsons:To and From the Big Muddy Valley By Gregory N Richardson
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This book presents the stories of the first six generations of the Richardson branch of the author’s family in North America. The story begins in 1774 when John Richardson travels from... More > Yorkshire, England to what became Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Settling on land originally homesteaded by politically displaced Acadians, John and two subsequent generations of Christopher’s spend their lives farming in Sackville. In 1883, Robert Hay, John’s great grandson, moves his family from their farm in Sackville to a homestead 3 miles east of Custer City, South Dakota in the heart of the Black Hills. While failing in its goal of saving Robert’s wife Annie from Tuberculosis, it brought our family to the American West. After his death in 1897, three of Robert’s sons, Fred, Bob, and Will, joined forces to create the Richardson Brothers Ranch in the Big Muddy Valley in what is now Sheridan County, Montana.< Less
Kinfolk By Robert Laynton
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‘Kinfolk’ traces one particular family that is presently to be found all over the world and most particularly in the south east of England, Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and the Potteries... More > and discovers its roots on the North Staffordshire/Shropshire border in England in the Elizabethan Age and beyond. The Laynton/Lainton/Langton family were at one time closely associated with the Sukar family and for a while adopted the use of both names - Laynton-Sukar. Serving as a ‘One-Name Study’ of this unusual surname, this book contains every reference that its researchers have found pertaining to the Laynton/Lainton name throughout the world. The research is presented not merely a list of names but as a journey back in time portrayed in the context of local and national events, to give a lively outline social history that should be of interest to anyone who enjoys learning about the past. This book includes: Census Records Wills A full index of names in Parish records and Civil Registrations Maps< Less
Ellerton Priory By Emma Watson
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The Ellerton Priory ruins are situated in the tiny parish of Ellerton Abbey. This is a reference to the 1830’s manor house on the site, rather than the priory itself. It is in a beautiful... More > situation in Swaledale, in Yorkshire. In the medieval period, it was in the Parish of Downholme and the Wapentake of Hang West. Ellerton Priory site occupies part of the floodplain of the River Swale, in its lower valley and is surrounded by a scarp slope to the North, which would have provided shelter, and sloping hills to the South, which would have been ideal for agriculture. There is clear evidence of prehistoric cairns and a possible settlement, a prehistoric or early medieval dyke, medieval ploughing, later enclosure and land management. However, despite obvious earthworks and upstanding remains, Ellerton’s early ecclesiastical history is obscure. In fact, Fieldhouse and Jennings commented, ‘Very little is known about the economy of Ellerton Priory, one of the poorest of all monastic foundations’.< Less

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