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Night and Day By Virginia Woolf
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Night and Day is a novel by Virginia Woolf first published on 20 October 1919. Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of two acquaintances,... More > Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage, happiness, and success. Dialogue and descriptions of thought and actions are used in equal amount, unlike in Woolf's later book, To the Lighthouse. There are four major characters, Katharine Hilbery, Mary Datchet, Ralph Denham, and William Rodney. Night and Day deals with issues concerning women's suffrage, if love and marriage can coexist, and if marriage is necessary for happiness. Motifs throughout the book includes the stars and sky, the River Thames, and walks. Also, Woolf makes many references to the works of William Shakespeare, especially As You Like It.< Less
Zuleika Dobson By Max Beerbohm
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Zuleika Dobson, full title Zuleika Dobson, or, an Oxford love story, is a 1911 novel by Max Beerbohm, a satire of undergraduate life at Oxford. It was his only novel, but was nonetheless very... More > successful. This satire includes the famous line "Death cancels all engagements" and presents a corrosive view of Edwardian Oxford. The book largely employs a third-person narrator limited to the character of Zuleika, then shifting to that of the Duke, then halfway through the novel suddenly becoming a first-person narrator who claims inspiration from the Greek Muse Clio, with his all-seeing narrative perspective provided by Zeus. This allows the narrator to also see the ghosts of notable historical visitors to Oxford, who are present but otherwise invisible to the human characters at certain times in the novel, adding an element of the supernatural.< Less
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists By Robert Tressell
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There is no other novel quite like The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. George Orwell called it 'a wonderful book'; its readers have become a living part of its remarkable history. Tressell's... More > novel is about survival on the underside of the Edwardian Twilight, about exploitative employment when the only safety nets are charity, workhouse, and grave. Following the fortunes of a group of painters and decorators and their families, and the attempts to rouse their political will by the Socialist visionary Frank Owen, the book is both a highly entertaining story and a passionate appeal for a fairer way of life. It asks questions that are still being asked today: why do your wages bear no relation to the value of your work? Why do fat cats get richer when you don't? Intellectually enlightening, deeply moving and gloriously funny (complete with exploding clergyman), The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a book that changes lives.< Less
Tom & Emily's Incredible Adventure to the World of the Gossamerians and Return to Gossamer: Threat of the Crustaceans (a sequel story) By David Price
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Tom and Emily as children, journey from Edwardian England in 1903 to another world, through an inter-dimensional portal. The World of Gossamer is ruled by magic and our heroes help to defeat a... More > dragon using a magic crystal, in their first adventure. Many years later when they are adults, they have a second adventure, when they are called on again to save Gossamer from a far worse fate. The world of 'fairy people' is now threatened by the Crustaceans. Resembling crab-like creatures, the invaders first seek to change Gossamer's atmosphere to a poisonous mix they can breathe, before travelling from their nearby moon through another portal, to make this world their own. Tom and Emily must bring all their scientific skills learned on Earth and enlist help from Tom's disbelieving botanist father, to destroy the portal and restore the ecological balance to Gossamer, to save their friends.< Less
Peter Pan and Wendy By J. M. Barrie
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This unique and beautifully-designed edition of "Peter Pan and Wendy" is based on the 1931 edition of the book which was originally decorated with stunning art deco illustrations by... More > talented artist Gwynedd M Hudson. She is also noted for her posters designed for London Transport and her illustrations for "Alice in Wonderland". Included in this edition: 1) A Foreword by Peter Pan Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. 2) The original text with its delightful "Edwardian" language and expressions. 3) Copies of the original title page and contents pages 3) 23 full-page illustrations, 4) 17 illustrated chapter headings, 5) Numerous colour friezes and smaller pictures by Gwynedd Hudson, 6) Extra digital friezes 7) Endpapers from a different edition. These were drawn by Gwynedd Hudson but were not used for this edition. This book, with its beautiful pictures, can easily be viewed on your computer in full colour.< Less
Tom & Emily's Incredible Adventure to the World of the Gossamerians and Return to Gossamer: Threat of the Crustaceans (a sequel story) By David Price
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Tom and Emily as children, journey from Edwardian England in 1903 to another world, through an inter-dimensional portal. The World of Gossamer is ruled by magic and our heroes help to defeat a... More > dragon using a magic crystal, in their first adventure. Many years later when they are adults, they have a second adventure, when they are called on again to save Gossamer from a far worse fate. The world of 'fairy people' is now threatened by the Crustaceans. Resembling crab-like creatures, the invaders first seek to change Gossamer's atmosphere to a poisonous mix they can breathe, before travelling from their nearby moon through another portal, to make this world their own. Tom and Emily must bring all their scientific skills learned on Earth and enlist help from Tom's disbelieving botanist father, to destroy the portal and restore the ecological balance to Gossamer, to save their friends.< Less
The Wonderful Garden By Edith Nesbit
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Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three... More > C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups. E. Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy summer days of a well-to-do Edwardian childhood, liberally spiced with magic, humour and lessons learned. As Gore Vidal once wrote: "...though a reading of E. Nesbit is hardly going to change the pattern of a nation, there is some evidence that the child who reads her will never be quite the same again, and that is probably a good thing." Published more than 100 years ago, this is one of Nesbit's least-known children's books, out of print for many years but now it is finally back. Illustrated.< Less
British History Quiz By H.C Dilston
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The British Isles has a marvellous and fascinating history, going back thousands of years. British History Quiz has questions from many different periods, starting with Ancient Britain and ending in... More > Post war Britain. Quiz sections - Ancient Britain, Romans, Anglo Saxons, Vikings, High to Late Middle Ages, Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, WW1, Inter War Years, Empire, WW2, Post War and Who Said What. Some questions are more obscure than others, but many have multiple choice options to allow for educated guesses. Many of the answers have more facts and information. The quiz can be done alone, with friends, or be used for pub quiz nights etc.< Less
St James' Park, from Shirley Rec to Renovation, 1907-2014 By Michaela A Lawler-Levene
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In 2010-2011, St James' Park in Shirley, Southampton underwent a major programme of restoration and improvements. This book tells the story of how a group of dedicated local residents formed a... More > Friends group and worked with the wider community to change their local park for the better, with help and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Big Lottery Fund, and Southampton City Council. A fascinating read full of research, old photos and recorded personal stories, this book takes us on a journey in time from before the park's Edwardian origins, through two World Wars, up to today. It not only tells a community and park story — which will be of interest to those seeking inspiration for similar projects in their own community - it also highlights the role of the park in Southampton's military and civil defence during World War Two, and the role played by local residents in the production of Southampton's iconic Spitfire.< Less
Women's Suffrage in Shetland By Marsali Taylor
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Only a small society in a remote group of islands - but Shetland had women on its school boards as early as London or Edinburgh, and its first suffrage societies in 1873. Taylor traces how life... More > changed for women through determined campaigning for equality within marriage, a University education, fair pay and working conditions, and greater involvement in the running of state institutions. The 1909 Shetland Women’s Suffrage Society had links with both peaceful and militant societies, and when war came Shetland women were more than ready to do their bit. This book becomes a history of women’s suffrage throughout Britain, as Taylor shows how local events and personalities were involved with the national movement. A wealth of pictures, letters and newsclippings bring Victorian/Edwardian Shetland and its suffrage women to life.< Less

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