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A CANNY LIFE By Bill Gibson
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Bill Gibson was born in 1906 in Gateshead and died in 2008 in Crowborough East Sussex after a long and clearly happy life. Years ago his daughter and son-in-law handed over an old pc and he set to... More > work letting his memory talk. When his fingers became too stiff to double-click his words were taken verbatim to form the basis of this book. When his wife Edith died in 1987 he turned to keeping, intermittently, a diary and this has been dipped into in order to bring his story up to date. These are his simple memories in his very own words set out as they came to him and with little regard for chronology. His tales of his childhood and youth on Tyneside a century ago are especially rich< Less
Final Exam: A Novel By Peter Green
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‘Exams tend to corrupt; final exams corrupt finally.’ This novel is about exams, literature, sex, cancer and time. It asks: ‘What use is the study of literature?’ Spanning... More > the period 1961 to 2013, Final Exam follows the careers of three undergraduates. The settings are Cambridge University, Sussex University, and hospitals in and around London. Finally, the novel examines the reader. Ian McEwan says: ‘I was fascinated and pleased by Final Exam – a stimulating blend of high energy intellectual and sexual tease.’ Other readers’ comments: ‘Disgusting – but most beautifully written and erudite...’ (‘Maud’, on the Kindle website.) ‘Whose final exam, and examined by whom and about what? These questions make the novel a fascinating and thought- provoking read.’ (Kate, High School Head of English.) ‘I thought, “What has my friend and colleague done? Destroyed our occupation? Just had fun?”’ (Laurence Lerner, poet and Professor of English.)< Less
The Prophet Elijah By Barbara Fleming
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Here is a book to bring that great prophet Elijah to life! He is not just a figure of the pre-Christian World, but a real man—a man of great courage fighting against terrifying evils, but... More > always conquering in a supreme trust and faith in his one true God. Here is the man who Jesus himself announced would be sent to proclaim his own coming of ‘Saviour of the World’—Elijah, the greatest prophet of all time. The Author Barbara Fleming was born in Croydon in 1924. She graduated at University College, London in 1944 and has been a teacher, a writer, and the superintendent of a Sussex Sunday school for nearly twenty years. Lately, retired from teaching, raising a family, and boarding dogs for over 40 years, she is now a writer of fascinating and enlightening studies of the Bible.< Less
Dowsing Ley Line Energies And The Search For The Grail. By Colin Bloy
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Transcript of a talk given by Colin Bloy to RILKO in 1980 on the subject of dowsing earth energies and ley lines. Colin combined the talents of a gifted healer with those of an exceptionally talented... More > dowser. This booklet outlines some of his first discoveries in the dowsing field. Amongst them a series of geometric patterns encoded into the land around Shipley Parish Church in Sussex, a former Templar preceptory. Eventually Colin tells us how he was drawn into a modern-day grail quest which led him to a cave in the Andorran Pyrenees, where he unearthed a small crystal in the shape of an equal-armed cross, which possessed remarkable properties. A fascinating booklet which should be useful to anyone beginning to dowse leys and earth energies. As Colin Bloy discovered, once started on this path, you never know what you might find.< Less
Verses of Love and Life By Barbara Fleming
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Here are the poems written by the Christian author, Barbara Fleming, through her long life. Full of joy and her love of Jesus Christ, they are uplifting verses for all to share. Her previous books... More > include an enthralling history of the town of Lewes and her “Escape” there in 1954 from suburban London. Following these, her more recently written works have all been fascinating and uplifting studies of the Bible. Born in 1924 in Croydon, she graduated at University College, London in 1944 and has been a teacher, a writer, and, for nearly twenty years, the superintendent of her local Sunday School. She is now retired and shares all the joys of the East Sussex countryside with her family and her friends.< Less
Dowsing Ley Line Energies And The Search For The Grail. By Colin Bloy
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Transcript of a talk given by Colin Bloy to RILKO in 1980 on the subject of dowsing earth energies and ley lines. Colin combined the talents of a gifted healer with those of an exceptionally talented... More > dowser. This booklet outlines some of his first discoveries in the dowsing field. Amongst them a series of geometric patterns encoded into the land around Shipley Parish Church in Sussex, a former Templar preceptory. Eventually Colin tells us how he was drawn into a modern-day grail quest which led him to a cave in the Andorran Pyrenees, where he unearthed a small crystal in the shape of an equal-armed cross, which possessed remarkable properties. A fascinating booklet which should be useful to anyone beginning to dowse leys and earth energies. As Colin Bloy discovered, once started on this path, you never know what you might find.< Less
Danes, Saxons, and Normans; or, Stories of Our Ancestors By J. G. Edgar
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This is a sweeping history of the major events in British history from the ninth century AD to the end of the Norman Conquest more than 200 years later, featuring the fascinating stories of the... More > series of Vikings, Saxons, and Normans who blazed their way across England during that tumultuous time. The overview shows how the Normans under Rolfganger forced a settlement in the dominions of Charles the Simple, while Alfred the Great was struggling with the Danes in England, and recounts the events which led to a connection between the courts of Rouen and Westminster, and to the invasion of England by William the Norman. It then traces the path of William the Conqueror’s career from the coast of Sussex to the banks of the Humber and the “harrying of the north.” It also dramatically reveals the struggles for power within the Norman king’s house, and how, after the wars of succession, the Plantagenet house came to rule England.< Less
Danes, Saxons, and Normans; or, Stories of Our Ancestors By J. G. Edgar
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This is a sweeping history of the major events in British history from the ninth century AD to the end of the Norman Conquest more than 200 years later, featuring the fascinating stories of the... More > series of Vikings, Saxons, and Normans who blazed their way across England during that tumultuous time. The overview shows how the Normans under Rolfganger forced a settlement in the dominions of Charles the Simple, while Alfred the Great was struggling with the Danes in England, and recounts the events which led to a connection between the courts of Rouen and Westminster, and to the invasion of England by William the Norman. It then traces the path of William the Conqueror’s career from the coast of Sussex to the banks of the Humber and the “harrying of the north.” It also dramatically reveals the struggles for power within the Norman king’s house, and how, after the wars of succession, the Plantagenet house came to rule England.< Less
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Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen, published in 1811. It was published anonymously; By A Lady appears on the title page where the author's name might have been. It tells the story of... More > the Dashwood sisters, Elinor (age 19) and Marianne (age 16 1/2) as they come of age. They have an older, stingy half-brother, John, and a younger sister, Margaret, 13. The novel follows the three Dashwood sisters as they must move with their widowed mother from the estate on which they grew up, Norland Park. Because Norland is passed down to John, the product of Mr. Dashwood's first marriage, and his young son, the four Dashwood women need to look for a new home. They have the opportunity to rent a modest home, Barton Cottage, on the property of a distant relative, Sir John Middleton. There they experience love, romance, and heartbreak. The novel is likely set in southwest England, London and Sussex between 1792 and 1797.< Less

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