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England and Other Stories
Author: Graham Swift
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101874201
Pages: 256
Year: 2015-05-19
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From the Booker Prize–winning author of Last Orders and Wish You Were Here, his first new book of short fiction in nearly thirty years: beautifully crafted, piercingly observant stories that unite into a richly peopled vision of a country that is both a crucible of history and a maze of contemporary confusions. Meet Dr. Shah who has never been to India, and Mrs. Kaminski, on her way to Poland; meet Holly and Polly, who have come to their own Anglo-Irish understanding, and Charlie and Don, who have seen the docks turn into Docklands; Daisy Baker, who is terrified of Yorkshire; and Johnny Dewhurst, stranded on Exmoor. Graham Swift steers us effortlessly from the seventeenth century to the present day, from world-shaking events to the secret dramas lived out in rooms, workplaces, homes. With these open-eyed, eloquent and often comic stories, Swift charts a human geography that moves us profoundly. From the Hardcover edition.
The mariners of England, stories of deeds of daring
Author: William Henry Davenport Adams
Year: 1879
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The Story of England
Author: Michael Wood
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141961155
Pages: 480
Year: 2010-09-30
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The village of Kibworth in Leicestershire lies at the very centre of England. It has a church, some pubs, the Grand Union Canal, a First World War Memorial - and many centuries of recorded history. In the thirteenth century the village was bought by William de Merton, who later founded Merton College, Oxford, with the result that documents covering 750 years of village history are lodged at the college. Building on this unique archive, and enlisting the help of the current inhabitants of Kibworth, with a village-wide archeological dig, with the first complete DNA profile of an English village and with use of local materials like family memorabilia, Michael Wood tells the extraordinary story of one English community over fifteen centuries, from the moment that the Roman Emperor Honorius sent his famous letter in 410 advising the English to look to their own defences to the village as it is today. The story of Kibworth is the story of England itself, a 'Who Do You Think You Are?' for the entire nation. It is the subject of a six-part BBC tv series to be shown in autumn 2010.
England, Stories of
Year: 1901
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The Heroes of England
Author: John George Edgar
Pages: 408
Year: 1884
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Stories from England
Author: James Reeves
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0192736604
Pages: 208
Year: 2013-08-01
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A lovely new edition of this charming collection of stories and fairy tales from England.

Stories of home life in the north and south of England [signed J.R.].
Pages: 135
Year: 1870
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Free England: or, Old stories of the English parliament, by H.E.B.
Year: 1884
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England, My England and Other Stories
Author: D. H. Lawrence, Bruce Steele
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521358140
Pages: 285
Year: 1990-01-26
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The fourteen short stories collected in this volume were written between 1913 and 1921, most of them against the background of the 1914-18 War. All but one were published in slightly different versions by magazines and periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic. Ten were selected and revised by Lawrence for his collection England, My England published in 1922 in the United States and 1924 in Britain. Some of the stories included in this volume are "Tickets Please", "The Blind Man", "Monkey Nuts", "Wintry Peacock", "Hadrian", "Samson and Delilah", "The Primrose Path", "The Horse-Dealer's Daughter", and "The Last Straw". The texts aim to recover Lawrence's own intentions, which editors and publishers all too frequently ignored or altered. Where possible, manuscripts and corrected typescripts are used as base-texts. The introduction traces the composition and revision of the stories, setting them in the context of Lawrence's life and work. The textual apparatus gives variant readings, and explanatory notes identify sources, references and quotations. The 1915 version of "England, My England" is given in an appendix.
Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England
Author: Ken MacMillan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317517083
Pages: 242
Year: 2015-03-27
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Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England is an original collection of thirty stories of true crime during the period 1580-1700. Published in short books known as chapbooks, these stories proliferated in early modern popular literature. The chapbooks included in this collection describe serious, horrifying and often deeply personal stories of murder and attempted murder, infanticide, suicide, rape, arson, highway robbery, petty treason and witchcraft. These criminal cases reveal the fascinating complexities of early modern English society. The vivid depictions of these stories were used by the English church and state to describe the proper boundaries of behaviour, and the dangers that could result from the sins of avarice, apathy, vice or violence. Readers will learn about the public interest and involvement in crime and punishment and the way the criminal justice system was used to correct and deter criminal activity and restore social boundaries such as rank, gender, family, religion, and physical boundaries of person and property. Perfect for the student reader, this collection provides guided access to these exciting sources. Each transcription is modernized and annotated and is preceded by a brief discussion of key historical context and themes. Including an introductory essay on the topic of the English criminal justice system in the early modern period, as well as a glossary of key terms in English criminal law, this is an ideal introduction for students of crime and criminal justice in England.
Ghost Stories From The North Of England
Author: George White
Publisher: X
Pages: 366
Year: 2013-11-01
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Well-known to those who devour ghost stories, the North of England has a rich tapestry of tales relating to the paranormal and many are well known; Lady Gerrard of Darlington, the Screaming Skull of Burton Agnes Hall and so on. But some are not so well known and have languished in obscurity for decades. Now rescued from oblivion, these stories are a compilation of tales from long neglected volumes dating back to the 1970s and 1980s describing some of the region's rarer and unknown cases. Many will startle. Many will alarm. All with thrill...

An Island Story
Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Pages: 523
Year: 1906
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