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The Black Rocks of Morwenstow

The Black Rocks of Morwenstow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0749017341
Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd
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1842. Joshua Weyland is languishing in Key West, USA, desperate to return to England to marry his fiancée. He ships as a watchkeeper on a small brig bound for Bristol. But when the ship founders on rocks off the coast of Cornwall, and Josh narrowly escapes with his life, it’s clear to him that it’s been deliberately wrecked. Who could be responsible? From the eccentric doctor and his daughter who nurse him back to health, to the local fishermen, tin miners and ‘Preventers’ tasked with subduing any smuggling activity, Joshua has plenty of questions that could land him in serious trouble. When the worst storm of the year erupts from the Atlantic and another ship is in peril, Joshua is forced to fight for his life to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Set In Stone

Set In Stone [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1407068393
Author: Robert Goddard
Publisher: Random House
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Set In Stone by Robert Goddard Book Resume:

Recovering from the tragic death of his wife, Tony Sheridan goes to stay with his sister-in-law, Lucy, and her husband.Their home is a bizarre moated house deep in the Rutland countryside, known as Otherways. Disturbed by memories of his wife, and a growing attraction to Lucy, Sheridan is also troubled by weird and vivid dreams. Soon he learns that Otherways is a house steeped in a history of murder and wartime treason. And it seems that these crimes hold an eerie influence over the present inhabitants.

Secret Bude

Secret Bude [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144564536X
Author: Dawn G. Robinson
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
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Secret Bude by Dawn G. Robinson Book Resume:

Explore Bude’s secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.

Haunts of the Black Masseur

Haunts of the Black Masseur [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409043452
Author: Charles Sprawson
Publisher: Random House
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Haunts of the Black Masseur by Charles Sprawson Book Resume:

A new re-issue of the cult swimming classic, a beautiful read filled with detailed description and powerful prose. WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY AMY LIPTROT ‘A luminously romantic history of swimming’ Guardian Haunts of the Black Masseur is a dazzling introduction to the great swimming heroes, from Byron leaping into the surf at Shelley's funeral to Hart Crane diving to his death in the Bay of Mexico. Bursting with anecdotes, Charles Sprawson leads us into a watery world populated by lithe demi-gods – a world that has obsessed humans from the ancient Greeks and Romans, to Yeats, Woolf, Fitzgerald and Hockney. Original, enticing and dripping with references to literature, film, art and Olympic history, this cult swimming classic pays sparkling tribute to water and the cultural meanings we attach to it. ‘This splendid and wholly original book is as zestful as a plunge in champagne’ Iris Murdoch

Coastal Britain: England and Wales

Coastal Britain: England and Wales [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147295873X
Author: Stuart Fisher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Coastal Britain: England and Wales by Stuart Fisher Book Resume:

When all her islands are taken into consideration, the British coastline spans almost 8,000 miles, which is longer than both Brazil's and Mexico's. From the clear blue waters of serene Cornish bays to the tempestuous seas around rugged Pembrokeshire headlands, this new book journeys around the varied shorelines of England and Wales to complete the most comprehensive survey ever taken. Stuart Fisher, bestselling author of the similarly comprehensive Canals of Britain, visits all the places of interest along the entire coastline of England and Wales: from remote countryside to modern cities, exploring history and heritage, striking architecture and dramatic engineering, wildlife, wonderful flora and fauna, art and literature. His journey takes him from industrial hubs to small villages and fishing communities, providing a keen insight into what makes each stretch of Britain's shoreline unique and special. Evocative and often dramatic colour photographs help capture the great variety of the coast, and maps, book covers, stamps and local artefacts help convey the character of each area. This comprehensive and absorbing survey is a treasure trove of interest and knowledge for walkers, cyclists, boaters, holidaymakers and indeed anyone with an interest in coastal Britain.

Slow Boats to China

Slow Boats to China [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0571324460
Author: Gavin Young
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Slow Boats to China by Gavin Young Book Resume:

Seven months and twenty-three agreeably ill-assorted vessels are what were required to transport Gavin Young, by slow boat, from Piraeus to Canton. His odyssey teemed with excitement, adventure and colour. Gavin Young's account memorably distils the people, places, smells, conversations, ships and history of the places he encountered in what is his most famous book. The sequel, Slow Boats Home, is also reissued in Faber Finds.

Delphi Collected Works of Sabine Baring-Gould (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Works of Sabine Baring-Gould (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1913487539
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Publisher: Delphi Classics
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Delphi Collected Works of Sabine Baring-Gould (Illustrated) by Sabine Baring-Gould Book Resume:

The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould was a late Victorian novelist, antiquarian and eclectic scholar. He is remembered particularly as a writer of famous hymns, notably, ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’. He was a prolific author of diverse subjects, producing over 200 books by the time of his death at the age of ninety. Among his most enduring works are his seminal ghost stories, revealing the author’s interest in occult studies. This comprehensive eBook presents Baring-Gould’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts digitised for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Baring-Gould’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and major texts * 26 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Includes the original illustrations accompanying the works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Wide selection of Baring-Gould’s non-fiction and songs * Features a bonus biography – discover Baring-Gould’s intriguing life * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels Through Flood and Flame (1868) Mehalah (1880) John Herring (1883) Court Royal (1886) Red Spider (1887) Eve (1888) The Pennycomequicks (1889) Grettir the Outlaw (1889) Arminell (1890) Urith (1891) In the Roar of the Sea (1892) Through all the Changing Scenes of Life (1892) Cheap Jack Zita (1893) Kitty Alone (1894) The Icelander’s Sword (1894) Noémi (1895) The Broom Squire (1890) Perpetua (1897) Guavas the Tinner (1897) Bladys of the Stewponey (1897) Domitia (1898) Pabo the Priest (1899) Winefred (1900) The Frobishers (1901) Miss Quillet (1902) In Dewisland (1904) The Shorter Fiction Jacquetta and Other Stories (1890) In a Quiet Village (1900) A Book of Ghosts (1904) The Songs Songs of the West (1890) Selected Hymns The Non-Fiction The Book of Were Wolves (1865) Post-Mediaeval Preachers (1865) Curious Myths of the Middle Ages (1866) The Lives of the Saints (Volumes I-III) (1872) Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events (1874) The Vicar of Morwenstow (1876) Historic Oddities and Strange Events (1889) Old Country Life (1890) In Troubadour Land (1891) Strange Survivals (1892) An Old English Home and its Dependencies (1898) A Book of Dartmoor (1900) Brittany (1902) A Book of North Wales (1903) A Book of the Riviera (1905) A Book of the Cevennes (1907) A Book of the Pyrenees (1907) Devonshire Characters and Strange Events (1908) Cornish Characters and Strange Events (1909) A History of Sarawak under its Two White Rajahs (1909) Cliff Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe (1911) A Book of Folk Lore (1913) The Biography The Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould’s Memoirs (1923) by Stewart M. Ellis Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Wreck at Sharpnose Point

The Wreck at Sharpnose Point [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1509815740
Author: Jeremy Seal
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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The Wreck at Sharpnose Point by Jeremy Seal Book Resume:

This is a captivating mystery of the best kind - the sort that really happened. While walking through a cliff-top graveyard in the village of Morwenstow on the coast of Cornwall, Jeremy Seal stumbled across a wooden figurehead which once adorned the Caledonia, a ship wrecked on the coast below in 1842. Through further investigation, he began to suspect the locals, and in particular the parson, Robert Hawker, of luring the ship to her destruction on Cornwall's jagged shore. Wrecking is known to have been widespread along several stretches of England's coast. But is that what happened in Morwenstow? Seal weaves history, travelogue and vivid imaginative reconstruction into a marvellous piece of detective work.

Little Book of Cornwall

Little Book of Cornwall [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0752492691
Author: John Kiste
Publisher: The History Press
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Little Book of Cornwall by John Kiste Book Resume:

A compendium of fascinating information about Cornwall past and present, this book contains a plethora of entertaining facts about the county’s famous and occasionally infamous men and women, its towns and countryside, history, natural history, literary, artistic and sporting achievements, agriculture, transport, industry and royal visits.A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of the county. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike.Did You Know?In British law no officer or agent of the Crown, which includes both Westminster and the Anglican Church, can legally set foot upon Cornish soil without the express and joint permissions of the Duke of Cornwall and Cornwall’s Stannary Parliament.Dolly Pentreath (c. 1680–1777), is popularly regarded as the last true speaker of the Cornish language and her last words were reputedly ‘Me ne vidn cewsel Sawznek!’ (‘I don’t want to speak English!’).Penzance boasts the county’s only officially designated promenade, which extends for just over a mile from the town harbour to Newlyn.Founded in 1860 Warrens Bakery, a family-owned chain based in St Just in Penwith, supplies pasties to Fortnum & Mason.Cornwall’s flag is that of St Piran and shows a white cross which represents molten tin oozing out of a black rock which Piran used when building his fireplace.

In the Roar of the Sea

In the Roar of the Sea [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3736810865
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould
Publisher: BookRix
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In the Roar of the Sea by Sabine Baring-Gould Book Resume:

Anglican priest and scholar Sabine Baring-Gould had a voracious and wide-ranging intellect, which over the course of his career led to the publication of over 1,000 books and collections in various genres ranging from fiction to folklore. In the Roar of the Sea is a novel that follows the travails of the Trevisa family as they struggle to navigate the aftermath of a tragedy.

The Fabled Coast

The Fabled Coast [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409038459
Author: Sophia Kingshill,The Estate of Jennifer Westwood
Publisher: Random House
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The Fabled Coast by Sophia Kingshill,The Estate of Jennifer Westwood Book Resume:

Pirates and smugglers, ghost ships and sea-serpents, fishermen’s prayers and sailors’ rituals – the coastline of the British Isles plays host to an astonishingly rich variety of local legends, customs, and superstitions. In The Fabled Coast, renowned folklorists Sophia Kingshill and Jennifer Westwood gather together the most enthralling tales and traditions, tracing their origins and examining the facts behind the legends. Was there ever such a beast as the monstrous Kraken? Did a Welsh prince discover America, centuries before Columbus? What happened to the missing crew of the Mary Celeste? Along the way, they recount the stories that are an integral part of our coastal heritage, such as the tale of Drake’s Drum, said to be heard when England was in peril, and the mythical island of Hy Brazil, which for centuries appeared on sea charts and maps to the west of Ireland. The result is an endlessly fascinating, often surprising journey through our island history.

The Water -Babies

The Water -Babies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191646059
Author: Charles Kingsley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Water -Babies by Charles Kingsley Book Resume:

'this is all a fairy tale...and, therefore, you are not to believe a word of it, even if it is true' The Water-Babies (1863) is one of the strangest and most powerful children's stories ever written. In describing the underwater adventures of Tom, a chimney-sweeper's boy who is transformed into a water-baby after he drowns, Charles Kingsley combined comic fantasy and moral fable to extraordinary effect. Tom's encounters with friendly fish, curious lobsters, and characters such as Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby are both an exciting fairy tale and a crash course in evolutionary theory. They also reflect the quirky imagination of one of the great Victorian eccentrics. Tom's adventures are constantly interrupted by Kingsley's sideswipes at contemporary issues such as child labour and the British education system, and they offer a rich satiric take on the great scientific debates of the day. This edition reprints the original complete version of the story, and includes a lively introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and an appendix that reprints Kingsley's first attempt to describe the mysterious creatures that live under the sea.


Tennyson [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1448138566
Author: John Batchelor
Publisher: Random House
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Tennyson by John Batchelor Book Resume:

Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria’s favourite poet, commanded a wider readership than any other of his time. His ascendancy was neither the triumph of pure genius nor an accident of history:he skilfully crafted his own career and his relationships with his audience. Fame and recognition came, lavishly and in abundance, but the hunger for more never left him. Like many successful Victorians, he was a provincial determined to make good in the capital while retaining his regional strengths. One of eleven children, he remained close to his extended family and never lost his Lincolnshire accent.Resolving never to be anything except ‘a poet’, he wore his hair long, smoked incessantly and sported a cloak and wide-brimmed Spanish hat. Tennyson ranged widely in his poetry, turning his interests in geology, evolution and Arthurian legend into verse, but much of his workrelates to his personal life. The tragic loss of Arthur Hallam, a brilliant friend and fellow Apostle at Cambridge, fed into some of his most successful and best-known poems. It took Tennyson seventeen years to complete his great elegy for Hallam, In Memoriam, a work which established his fame and secured his appointment as Poet Laureate. The poet who wrote The Lady of Shalott and The Charge of the Light Brigade has become a permanent part of our culture. This enjoyable and thoughtful new biography shows him as a Romantic as well as a Victorian, exploring both the poems and Tennyson’s attempts at play writing, as well as the pressures of his age and the personal relationships that made the man.

In the Roar of the Sea

In the Roar of the Sea [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: S. Baring-Gould
Publisher: Good Press
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In the Roar of the Sea by S. Baring-Gould Book Resume:

"In the Roar of the Sea" by S. Baring-Gould. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Last Stand At Majuba Hill

Last Stand At Majuba Hill [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0755381696
Author: John Wilcox
Publisher: Headline
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Last Stand At Majuba Hill by John Wilcox Book Resume:

It is 1881, and General George Pomeroy-Colley, commander of the British forces in Natal, is planning to stamp out a rebellion. He is convinced the Transvaal Boers can pose no serious threat, but he needs reliable information. He calls on former army captain Simon Fonthill. A veteran of the recent Zulu and Sekukuni campaigns, Fonthill knows to never underestimate the enemy. He and his servant, '352' Jenkins, agree to carry out a covert diplomatic assignment. But the greatest test is yet to come. As the two armies converge on the heights of Majuba Hill, Fonthill and Jenkins are first into the fray. If they are to break the enemy, Colley's men must hold the summit at all costs...

Favourite Heroes and Holy People

Favourite Heroes and Holy People [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441120157
Publisher: A&C Black
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Favourite Heroes and Holy People by Book Resume:

In this inspiring new book, Lady Deborah Cassidi has approached an extraordinary range of people - men, women and children - and asked them to select just one person who is either a hero or heroine of theirs or an inspiring holy person. Each contribution consists of a quotation from the hero or holy person, a personal passage about what the person means to the author of the contribution and a potted biography. Rowan Williams chooses St Augustine, General Sir Mike Jackson The Duke of Wellington. Other contributors include The Chief Rabbi, Sir Roy Calne, Prince Charles and Vanessa Redgrave. The book is full of unexpected treasures which will come as a source of inspiration and encouragement.

Mystery at the World's Edge

Mystery at the World's Edge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0749027703
Author: Alanna Knight
Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd
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Mystery at the World's Edge by Alanna Knight Book Resume:

‘Alanna Knight could hardly be better’ Ian Rankin When Tam Eildor arrives unexpectedly on a remote Scottish island in the year 1587 after his time machine develops a fault, he quickly finds himself embroiled in the lives of the colourful locals. Many are trying to escape the tyranny of the power-hungry Earl Robert Stewart as, having imprisoned the beautiful Princess Marie for many years, he now plans to force her into a distasteful marriage with his eldest son, Patrick, to further his own ambitions. Aided by a motley crew including a stowaway, a pirate and one of the earl’s own sons, Eildor attempts a daring rescue of the princess. Together they will travel the oceans in search of Spanish gold, lost loves and new futures.

The Horns of the Buffalo

The Horns of the Buffalo [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0755381661
Author: John Wilcox
Publisher: Headline
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The Horns of the Buffalo by John Wilcox Book Resume:

In 1879 the redcoats of the British Army are universally regarded as the finest fighting force in the world. Among them is Lieutenant Simon Fonthill, dispatched to South Africa with much to prove: for Colonel Covington, his former Commanding Officer, has slanderously branded him a coward. In the Cape, tension is high. The Zulus, an independent nation of magnificently militant tribesmen, threaten the colonial government's vision of a united South Africa. And Simon has been chosen for a particularly dangerous mission: to travel deep into Zululand to discover the intentions of the king. Simon encounters violence and imprisonment before he is faced with his greatest challenge. Escaping from the massacre at the Battle of Isandlwana, he must warn the tiny garrison at Rorke's Drift of the threat posed by advancing Zulu impis. He has a chance to prove Covington a liar, but he may pay the ultimate price...

Reise Know-How Reiseführer Cornwall mit fünf Wanderungen

Reise Know-How Reiseführer Cornwall mit fünf Wanderungen [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3831742286
Author: Hans-Günter Semsek,Alexander Emmert
Publisher: Reise Know-How Verlag Peter Rump
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Reise Know-How Reiseführer Cornwall mit fünf Wanderungen by Hans-Günter Semsek,Alexander Emmert Book Resume:

Der Cornwall-Reiseführer von Reise Know-How führt umfassend, engagiert und aktuell von der Kanalküste im Süden über die Lizard Peninsula mit dem südlichsten Punkt Großbritanniens auf die Penwith Peninsula ganz im Westen, die sich schon weit in den Atlantik streckt und die das Ziel vieler Cornwall-Reisender ist. Hier ist Ende: aber zum Glück nur "Land's end", die Südwestspitze Großbritanniens. Im Buch geht es weiter mit einem Abstecher zu den Isles of Scilly, die ausführlich beschrieben werden, danach durch spektakuläre Küstenlandschaften an der Nordküste. Auch das Bodmin Moor an der Grenze zu Devon wird berücksichtigt. Insgesamt laden 5 Wanderungen im Buch ein, Cornwall zu Fuß zu entdecken. Für die aktuelle Auflage wurde der Reiseführer Cornwall um ein ausführliches Einleitungskapitel ergänzt, in dem verschiedene Routenvorschläge, Top-5-Empfehlungen des Autors sowie ein Zeitstrahl mit dem Jahresverlauf einen ersten Überblick verschaffen und zugleich Lust auf das Reiseziel wecken. Unterwegs mit Reise Know-How – mehr wissen, mehr sehen, mehr erleben.

Siege Of Khartoum

Siege Of Khartoum [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0755376595
Author: John Wilcox
Publisher: Headline
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Siege Of Khartoum by John Wilcox Book Resume:

1884. Queen Victoria's hero General Gordon is under siege. Hoards of Dervish warriors, loyal to the Mahdi, the Sudanese warlord and Messiah, are baying for British blood. With a small army and diminishing supplies, Gordon fears Khartoum will fall. Ex-captain and one-time subaltern Simon Fonthill is summoned to Cairo on a vital mission. He must enter the heavily guarded city undetected and make contact with Gordon ahead of the relief force. Together with comrade '352' Jenkins, Fonthill makes the treacherous journey across the Nile. But when they're captured by a sadistic Dervish patrol, it seems hope of a British victory is all but lost. Can Fonthill and Jenkins survive interrogation and save Khartoum...?