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Sensible Places: essays on place, time, & countryside By GMW Wemyss
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Acclaimed author of works on the fall of the Chamberlain government and on the sinking of RMS Titanic, GMW Wemyss is also the West Country's beloved essayist, here returning to rural matters and... More > their cosmic echoes and harmonies in this seasoned and seasonal collection of essays. Sheep, chalk-streams, eccentric neighbours, Evensong, village cricket, Lib Dems in the wild, the pub and the parish jumble: here are reportage, reminiscence, and a gift for making the daily round a meditation upon eternity. Elegant, epigrammatic, and acute, these meditations and essays form a countryman's calendar of changeful time and the eternal moment: life in sprung rhythm. This is a countryside classic, wise and humane, after the fashion of Gissing's Henry Ryecroft and the memoirs of Adrian Bell.< Less
The Confidence of the House: May 1940 By GMW Wemyss
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This is the story of two days of debate in the House of Commons in May 1940, and what came after in consequence. It is the story of Mr Speaker. It is the story, also, of the Chief Whip, attempting... More > to discharge his duty as the stars in their courses fought against him. It is the story as well of the Government Front Bench, of the Prime Minister and the First Lord; and of the backbenchers, wise and foolish, of all parties and of none, who defended or rebelled against the Government or sought to bring it down in Opposition. Yet it remains above all the story of the House of Commons. It is the story of how, in a time of apparent terrible efficiency in the dictatorships of Europe, the muddled procedures and privileges of the House vindicated themselves, and of how, even in grave peril, no Government can carry on save with THE CONFIDENCE OF THE HOUSE.< Less
The Professional Aunt By Mary C. E. Wemyss
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The Transatlantic Disputations: Essays and Meditations By GMW Wemyss & Markham Shaw Pyle
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These are some of the collected essays and musings of Gervase Wemyss, chronicler of the fall of Chamberlain and the ascension of Churchill in May 1940, and Markham Pyle, historian of how Congress, by... More > one vote and mostly by accident, kept the draft in 1941 – four months before Pearl Harbor. Mr Pyle and Mr Wemyss are also the editors of the annotated editions of Kipling and Kenneth Grahame, and the partners in Bapton Books. In this volume, they meditate on trout streams, toaster-ovens, battlefields, game birds, regional culture, regional cooking, the writing of history, and the craft of writing, dispensing wise advice as they go. Setters and soldiers, fly-rods and Fragonard, rivers and reflections on writing: here are ‘great riches in a little room’.< Less
When That Great Ship Went Down: The Legal and Political Repercussions of the Loss of RMS Titanic By GMW Wemyss & Markham Shaw Pyle
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Titanic sank in 1912, in the midst of a US presidential campaign and in the week in which the British government fought to give Home Rule to Ireland. JP Morgan, whose trusts owned the shipping line,... More > became an immediate political target. Shares in the Marconi companies, credited with saving the survivors, rocketed - and three members of the British Cabinet had illicit share-holdings in Marconis. The shipbuilders refused to admit that the 1500 dead had died because their 'settled scientific consensus' - and US immigration laws - had doomed them. And a few staunch lawyers and judges, in Britain and America, refused to let political corruption and influence sway them from their duties. Praised by James Delingpole & Anne-Elisabeth Moutet, this is the story of the skulduggery and shabby compromises of 1912, the eventual revolution in safety measures that came of the disaster, and how Titanic sails on in shaping the modern world.< Less
The Complete Mowgli Stories, Duly Annotated By GMW Wemyss et al.
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Rudyard Kipling’s tales of Mowgli are not for children only. They have shaped the English language and the British (and American) psyche. The stories that concern Mowgli’s adventures... More > have been collected, placed in their internal chronological order, and annotated in this volume by the historians GMW Wemyss – author of The Confidence of the House: May 1940 – and Markham Shaw Pyle, author of ‘Fools, Drunks, and the United States’: August 12, 1941. Prefatory essays and over three hundred footnotes accompany the text, delving into history, geography, ethnology, Imperial politics, and much else beside. If you wish to enjoy these tales with deeper understanding; if you wonder what Buldeo has to do with Mr Sherlock Holmes’ antagonist Dr Roylott; if you have ever wondered just why a Gond hunter reminds you of the frontman of Jethro Tull; or if you simply want a cracking good read of stories you but half-remember: here is your book.< Less
The Annotated Wind in the Willows, for Adults and Sensible Children (or possibly for Children and Sensible Adults) By Kenneth Grahame et al.
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An annotated edition of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of the middle Thames, the Wild Wood and River Bank, and the incorrigible Mr Toad; made richer yet by historical and literary cross-references by... More > two historians who have loved the book all their lives long.< Less
The Annotated Wind in the Willows, for Adults and Sensible Children (or possibly for Children and Sensible Adults) By Kenneth Grahame et al.
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An annotated edition of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale of the middle Thames, the Wild Wood and River Bank, and the incorrigible Mr Toad; made richer yet by historical and literary cross-references by... More > two historians who have loved the book all their lives long.< Less
A Weems Family History By John Weems
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A Weems Family History By John Weems
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