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A BOOK ABOUT PUB NAMES - the history of Britain as told through its pub signs By Elaine Saunders
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Many a good yarn is spun across a bar and there can be few more interesting than the legend, lore and, often, downright lies behind the names of Britain’s pubs. Every town has a Rose &... More > Crown and Rising Sun but how did these names originate? Who were the Wicked Lady, the Marquis of Granby and the Green Man? And what on earth is a Crooked Billet? A BOOK ABOUT PUB NAMES takes an in depth look at hundreds of Britain's most popular signs, telling the religious, royal or scandalous stories behind them. Over 100 illustrations,dozens of links to related websites, chapters on the origins of pubs, old drinking measures and pub trades, make this e-book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in British or brewing history. And why not follow the Book About Blog for regular updates on pub sign history by clicking here NOW FEATURING ON TV - SEE THE Book About BLOG ABOVE FOR FURTHER DETAILS< Less
Signs From The Spirit World By Elaine Saunders
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An illustrated introduction to the history of British pub signs first appearing in Sign Business and Sign Industry magazines. Available for free download. By the author of A BOOK... More > ABOUT PUB NAMES also available here on LULU. Or follow the Book About Blog for regular updates on pub sign history here < Less
Evesham Inns and Signs By T.J.S. Baylis
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In the 1950s T.J.S. Baylis wrote a series of articles for the Evesham Journal on Evesham inns and signs. He was well suited to the task, being a native of Evesham, a former town councillor, a founder... More > member and former chairman of the Vale of Evesham Historical Society, and one of the founder members of the Almonry Museum. The current book collects together his articles on Evesham inns and signs, supplementing them with appendices and indexes (on local people, places, trades, inns and innkeepers). These articles, the result of years of careful thought and detailed research, are full of humour and local knowledge and a boon to anyone interested in local inns, signs, or the history of the town.< Less
The Legend of the Seahawk-Signed By Adele Clagett
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In the small Connecticut seaside town of Stuart Cove, David, a young ambitious professional takes a short leave of absence from his job at the New York Daily Press to settle his elderly aunt’s... More > affairs after her death. On a visit to the Fishhook Pub, an old fisherman approaches David. This old man has a story to tell—a story about a lighthouse keeper named Danny and the loss of the fishing vessel, Seahawk. She went down during a storm back in 1956, but as the old man says, “That doesn’t tell the whole story.” David finds his life, and the lives of others, forever changed by this tale and the spirit of the Seahawk’s captain, Scott Spear.< Less
Wartime Travels By Frank L Hanley
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‘Wartime Travels’ is a true story about one man’s experiences of the Second World War. The story begins as a 16 year old in 1940, when he left his electrical training and signed on... More > a large troopship as an assistant steward. The ship, ‘SS Westernland’ was General De Gaulle’s Free French troopship. The author recounts experiences, of both the happy times and the sad times. Dreams of Old Blighty, English pubs, cool pints of beer and clean glasses hanging above the bars. Moving memories of those that lost their lives. In 1941 the family moved from Liverpool to Bury after being 'bombed out' and aged just 17, Frank joined the RAF as an electrician. The ups and downs of life in English RAF stations, then India, Germany, until eventual demob in 1947.The story is both entertaining and interesting, telling real stories from the heart.< Less
A Busker's Guide To Paris By Sean McCabe
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Two buskers, a guitarist and a fiddler, travel from New York to Paris to play their music on the streets and in the metro cars. They encounter some old friends from the international street music... More > scene and Jimmy Devine, one of the travellers, has a sudden desirte to stay in Paris and resume his old bohemian life. Problem is he has started to establish himself as a singer in the Irish pubs in New York and has signed a contract to record music for a movie soundtrack back in the Big Apple! When he reconnects with his old girlfriend Celine and starts falling in love with her again, he realises he has an important decision to make regarding his entire future...< Less
The Ptolemaic System By David Longhorn
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Five stories of the strange, the eerie, the baffling, and the disturbing. 'The Regulars': What could be more harmless than research into Victorian pub signs? Even if they do seem to have some... More > strange, hidden significance... 'The Befriender' - A modern cult purports to be a revival of an ancient mystery religion. An unscrupulous journalist decides to expose it. 'Skirmish': A group of office workers go on a paint-balling weekend; but is it really a good idea to develop that killer instinct? 'The Glyphs': A lonely academic comes to admire the graffiti that livens up a grim railway station; then something starts to destroy it. 'The Ptolemaic System': A modern researcher is interested in the ideas of an obscure 17th century polymath. But what was his true legacy?< Less
Spring Forward By Don Stewart
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Just as the first signs of spring appear, the mayor of a quirky Quebec village, nestled in the Laurentians north of Montreal, drops dead during the St. Patrick’s Day party at the local Irish... More > pub. It looks like murder, but who did it? And why? The town’s former police chief Arnie Forester — pushed into retirement when Quebec’s provincial cops took over policing Saint-Patrice — is determined to solve the crime. His list of suspects grows as he uncovers corruption and conflict amongst a colorful cast of town characters. With the investigation underway, Arnie’s middle-aged son Rodger falls for the beautiful woman newly sworn in as the mayor’s replacement. But she appears to have much to gain from the untimely death of her mentor. When the provincial authorities suddenly finger a surprise suspect, the matter becomes really personal and Arnie has to find the true killer before it’s too late.< Less
Spring Forward By Don Stewart
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Just as the first signs of spring appear, the mayor of a quirky Quebec village, nestled in the Laurentians north of Montreal, drops dead during the St. Patrick’s Day party at the local Irish... More > pub. It looks like murder, but who did it? And why? The town’s former police chief Arnie Forester — pushed into retirement when Quebec’s provincial cops took over policing Saint-Patrice — is determined to solve the crime. His list of suspects grows as he uncovers corruption and conflict amongst a colorful cast of town characters. With the investigation underway, Arnie’s middle-aged son Rodger falls for the beautiful woman newly sworn in as the mayor’s replacement. But she appears to have much to gain from the untimely death of her mentor. When the provincial authorities suddenly finger a surprise suspect, the matter becomes really personal and Arnie has to find the true killer before it’s too late.< Less
The Richer Prize Part 2: Little England By Terry Bond
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When Lisa Collins is jilted by the man she loves, she retires to bed broken-hearted and shows no signs of ever getting up again. Until, that is, best friend Scarlett threatens to bring a cold shower... More > to her in a bucket if she doesn't shift her 'scrawny little arse' and packs her off to Rabbleford, a small village in the West Country, for a change of scenery. There, along with the wacky Lily Silverthorne (who suffers from an ‘overdeveloped sensitivity gene’) and the local vet (who soon develops a soft spot for Lisa), she becomes embroiled in an acrimonious conflict sparked by the purchase of the village shop by an Asian family. There is a provocative St George’s Day pub quiz, a nocturnal assault on the shop by armed raiders and an explosive public debate on immigration. But what of Lisa? Will there be a super-duper happy ending with bells and bunting for her?< Less