The Other Side of the Dale

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141925167

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Take a trip to the country with Gervase Phinn's heartwarming tales of life as a school inspector in Yorkshire 'Gervase Phinn's memoirs have made him a hero in school staff-rooms' Daily Telegraph _______ As the newly appointed County Inspector of Schools in North Yorkshire, Gervase Phinn reveals in this warm and wonderfully humorous account, the experiences of his first year in the job - and what an education it was! He quickly learns that he must slow his pace and appreciate the beautiful countryside - 'Are tha'comin' in then, mester, or are tha' stoppin' out theer all day admirin' t'view?' He encounters some larger-than-life characters, from farmers and lords of the manor to teaching nuns and eccentric caretakers. And, best of all, he discovers the delightful and enchanting qualities of the Dales children, including the small boy, who, when told he's not very talkative, answers: 'If I've got owt to say I says it, and if I've got owt to ask I asks it.' With his keen ear for the absurd and sharp eye for the ludicrous, Gervase Phinn's stories in The Other Side of the Dale will not fail to make you weep with laughter.

The Athenaeum

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The Collected Works of William Morris

Author: William Morris,May Morris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108051227

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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A creative titan of the Victorian age, William Morris (1834-96) produced a prodigious variety of literary and artistic work in his lifetime. In addition to his achievements as a versatile designer at the forefront of the arts and crafts movement, Morris distinguished himself as a poet, translated Icelandic sagas and classical epics, wrote a series of influential prose romances, and gave lectures promoting his socialist principles. His collected works, originally published in 24 volumes between 1910 and 1915, were edited by his daughter Mary (May) Morris (1862-1938), whose introductions to each volume chart with insight and sympathy the development of her father's literary, aesthetic and political passions. Volume 8 contains Morris' journals of his travels across Iceland in 1871 and 1873.

The Mountie

Author: Michael Dawson

Publisher: Between the Lines

ISBN: 1926662660


Page: 250

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Historian Michael Dawson digs deep into the written and pictorial record to reveal how the RCMP, since its inception, has constructed and zealously guarded its public image. Drawing on previously untapped sources, Dawson documents how consultants and entrepreneurs deliberately transformed and modernized the traditional symbolism of the Mountie. His trenchant analysis extends to the ironies of the recent licensing of the hallowed Mountie image to the ultimate dream-merchants—Disney.

Temple Bar

Author: George Augustus Sala,Edmund Yates

Publisher: N.A


Category: English periodicals

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The True Story of Pocahontas

Author: Linwood Custalow,Angela L. Daniel

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555916329

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

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For the first time, the true story of Pocahontas is revealed by her own people.


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Category: Sports

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