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Chaffinch Charlie and Other Foibles By Lord Shosti O'Kovitch
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This is a moral nature, pertaining to the later part of the twentieth century. Proving the rule that "No good deed goes unpunished."Chaffinch Charlie is a gangster retired to the Cost A... More > Lot, where he has a bar, in which he runs girls for profit. When his top girl runs off with a wealthy man and marries him, he is, to say the least, upset. He was fond of her, for she was, as he would say, helping his onions settle after he did a bit of maiming for a friend. Charlie one night has a dream, that he died and went to a Mince Heaven, the dream changed and he watched from the astral plane; his bones being taken from his body; then noticed that an architect had turned his arse into a bungalow. A family of four moved in. When he woke in the morning and after going to the toilet, checking the pan, he knew that it was only a dream. He decided revenge on his previous employee. Naturally the conclusion to this story, is not good triumphing over evil, but dear old capitalism winning? But who wins?< Less
Brute Beauty And Valour And Act, Oh, Air, Pride, Plume, Here Buckle! By Frank Key
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One hundred and eleven essays on divers subjects, including reservoirs, U-Boat captains, underpants bombers, fools, brains, jelly, and Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Fine writing from the onlie... More > begetter of Hooting Yard.< Less
Garden Birds 2011 By Frank Baird
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A collection of photographs of wild birds visiting my garden in the far north of Scotland. (With UK holidays.)
Bird People, Mer People By Sushila Burgess
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Paintings of strange magical creatures by Sushila Burgess. Bird people flit through the pages of this book. They are mostly birds with human heads: the chaffinch family, giggling and wriggling in... More > their nest while the father stands proudly with his rose-red chest; little green bee-eaters of Upper Egypt; blackbird; bluetits; peacock king and peahen. Also to be found in these pages are mermaids, fairies, a sphinx, and a wine-drinking octopus in a golden summerhouse above the waves.< Less
Bird People, Mer People By Sushila Burgess
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Paintings of strange magical creatures by Sushila Burgess. Bird people flit through the pages of this book. They are mostly birds with human heads: the chaffinch family, giggling and wriggling in... More > their nest while the father stands proudly with his rose-red chest; little green bee-eaters of Upper Egypt; blackbird; bluetits; peacock king and peahen. Also to be found in these pages are mermaids, fairies, a sphinx, and a wine-drinking octopus in a golden summerhouse above the waves.< Less
Bird People and Blue Elephants By Sushila Burgess
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Paintings by Sushila Burgess of a jewel-bright country inhabited by magic monsters, blue and yellow elephants, peacocks, deer, swans and women in scarlet saris with enigmatic smiles. Birds with human... More > heads flit through this dream-like world: the chaffinch family, giggling and wriggling in their nest while the father stands proudly with his rose-red chest; little green bee-eaters of Upper Egypt; bluetits swooping down on the peanut feeder like pilots in azure goggles; smarmy peacock king and grumpy peahen. Also to be found in these pages are mermaids, fairies, a sphinx, and a wine-drinking octopus in a golden summerhouse above the waves. Artwork from 1997 to February 2011 in gouache on paper and porcelain paint on ceramic tiles.< Less
Bird People and Blue Elephants By Sushila Burgess
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Paintings by Sushila Burgess of a jewel-bright country inhabited by magic monsters, blue and yellow elephants, peacocks, deer, swans and women in scarlet saris with enigmatic smiles. Birds with human... More > heads flit through this dream-like world: the chaffinch family, giggling and wriggling in their nest while the father stands proudly with his rose-red chest; little green bee-eaters of Upper Egypt; bluetits swooping down on the peanut feeder like pilots in azure goggles; smarmy peacock king and grumpy peahen. Also to be found in these pages are mermaids, fairies, a sphinx, and a wine-drinking octopus in a golden summerhouse above the waves. Artwork from 1997 to February 2011 in gouache on paper and porcelain paint on ceramic tiles.< Less
THE PLEASURES OF IGNORANCE By ROBERT LYND
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Excerpt from THE PLEASURES OF IGNORANCE: "It is impossible to take a walk in the country with an average townsman--especially, perhaps, in April or May--without being amazed at the vast... More > continent of his ignorance. It is impossible to take a walk in the country oneself without being amazed at the vast continent of one's own ignorance. Thousands of men and women live and die without knowing the difference between a beech and an elm, between the song of a thrush and the song of a blackbird. Probably in a modern city the man who can distinguish between a thrush's and a blackbird's song is the exception. It is not that we have not seen the birds. It is simply that we have not noticed them. We have been surrounded by birds all our lives, yet so feeble is our observation that many of us could not tell whether or not the chaffinch sings, or the colour of the cuckoo.< Less
Fairy Tales from all Nations By Anthony R. Montalba
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Reproduction of this work from 1849. With 24 illustrations by Richard Doyle. Contents: BIRTH OF THE FAIRY TALE--SNOW-WHITE AND ROSY-RED--THE STORY OF ARGILIUS AND THE FLAME KING--PERRSEVERE AND... More > PROSPER--PRINCE OP THE GLOW-WORMS--THE TWO MISERS--PRINCE CHAFFINCH--THE WOLF AND THE NIGHTINGALE--THE ENCHANTED CROW--THE DRAGON-GIANT AND HIS STONE STEED--THE STORY OF SIVA AND MADHAVA--THE GOBLIN BIRD--THE SHEPHERD AND THE SERPENT--THE EXPEDITIOUS FROG--EASTWARD OF THE SUN, AND WESTWARD OF THE MOON--THE LITTLE MAN IN GREY--RED, WHITE, AND BLACK--THE TWELVE LOST PRINCESSES AND THE WIZARD KING-- THE STUDY OF MAGIC UNDER DIFFICULTIES--FORTUNE'S FAVOURITE--THE LUCKY DAYS--THE FEAST OF THE THREE DOGS--THE COURAGEOUS--THE GLASS HATCHET--THE GOLDEN DUCK--GOLDY--THE SERPENT PRINCE--THE PROPHETIC DREAM.< Less
Fairy Tales from all Nations By Anthony R. Montalba
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Reproduction of this work from 1849. With 24 illustrations by Richard Doyle. Contents: BIRTH OF THE FAIRY TALE--SNOW-WHITE AND ROSY-RED--THE STORY OF ARGILIUS AND THE FLAME KING--PERRSEVERE AND... More > PROSPER--PRINCE OP THE GLOW-WORMS--THE TWO MISERS--PRINCE CHAFFINCH--THE WOLF AND THE NIGHTINGALE--THE ENCHANTED CROW--THE DRAGON-GIANT AND HIS STONE STEED--THE STORY OF SIVA AND MADHAVA--THE GOBLIN BIRD--THE SHEPHERD AND THE SERPENT--THE EXPEDITIOUS FROG--EASTWARD OF THE SUN, AND WESTWARD OF THE MOON--THE LITTLE MAN IN GREY--RED, WHITE, AND BLACK--THE TWELVE LOST PRINCESSES AND THE WIZARD KING-- THE STUDY OF MAGIC UNDER DIFFICULTIES--FORTUNE'S FAVOURITE--THE LUCKY DAYS--THE FEAST OF THE THREE DOGS--THE COURAGEOUS--THE GLASS HATCHET--THE GOLDEN DUCK--GOLDY--THE SERPENT PRINCE--THE PROPHETIC DREAM.< Less