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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
Parodyman : The Case Of The Master Of Disguise By Christopher Daniels
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Join our heroes Parodyman and Chaffinch along with the ever present Commissioner Gordonson and Chief O'Klahoma to figure out the mystery of The Master Of Disguise. Helped on the way by billionaire... More > Wayne Bruce and his ward Dick Beigeson and there ever present man-servant Alfredo. But what of Mr Jack Off and his butler what part do they play in this tale and where does Mrs Harrieta Dooper keep all her gin? A rip roaring parody for the more mature audience......< Less
Parodyman By Christopher Daniels
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All is not well deep in Emoham City. A new menace has reared it's ugly head in the criminal underground and he goes by the name of the Master Of Disguise. This anti villain and his ever present... More > accomplice only known as the Butler are about to unleash a rain of criminal deviousness never seen before in Emoham City. The police are baffled by the unrelenting genius behind this new super villain and Commissioner Gordonson and Chief O'Klahoma after reaching the limits of their police forces capabilities decide there is only one course of action left. There are only two men brave, strong, daring, cheap enough for this. Emoham City needs their heroes Parodyman and Chaffinch.< 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