In Praise of Devon

In Praise of Devon

Yet the owner of one of South Devon's prim pink colour - washed cob and thatch cottages ( clematis and carriage lamps round the door ) is now enjoying the former home of a peasant who had not the least pretension about his house .

Author: John Lane

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1870098757

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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In Praise of Devon is an evocation of the unique character of the county and its people. John Lane eloquently describes Devon’s rivers, coastline and moors; its towns, villages and buildings; its beautiful images and objects, traditions and occupations—from Dartmoor to Devonshire dialect, Church Bells to Cream Teas, Honiton Lace to Holy Wells—and gives intimate sketches of the lives and values of twenty Devonians, including farmers, a trawlerman, a doctor, a cook, the sculptor Peter Randall Page, potter Clive Bowen and scientist James Lovelock. The text is complemented by 140 colour plates:?photographs, engravings and old master paintings of the Devon countryside.
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In Praise of Devon

In Praise of Devon

Author: Neville Hilditch

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:gb52014457

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Page: 57

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Mystery Murder and the Moorland Devon Spaces in British Detective Fiction of the 20th and 21st Century

Mystery  Murder and the Moorland  Devon Spaces in British Detective Fiction of the 20th and 21st Century

For even though ravishing panoramas and areas of spectacular wildness are common enough, the popular Devon as a county of steeply banked lanes, hidden villages and embosomed farms, is not far from truth.1 In his guide In Praise of Devon ...

Author: Cristina da Silva Ferreira

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656614234

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 63

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Examination Thesis from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Paderborn, language: English, abstract: [...] This thesis will start with some general assumptions on spatiality in literature and outline its importance for (detective) fiction. The focus will be on the concepts of space and place by de Certeau, Lefebvre and Lotman. Afterwards, in the subchapter on the geographical and physical context, crucial dichotomies of space which have an influence on detective novels will be examined, especially the distinction between open and enclosed spaces. The chapter that follows will deal with three concrete novels of different eras to explore the representation of Devon with regard to the specific dichotomy mentioned above. Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) and Agatha Christie’s novel The Sittaford Mystery (1931) both depict Devon in the early and middle twentieth century while Simon Beckett’s The Calling of the Grave (2010) shows a contemporary idea of how this region is perceived. A comparative analysis of these three novels will follow in order to point out the similarities and differences of Devon-spaces, as well as to underline how they together create its overall image. In this way, this chapter shows that new inventions have only changed this location and its perception at the surface but not in its core. Since there are many adaptations of Doyle’s novel, the fourth chapter will take a closer look at two medial representations of Devon and compare the literary with the medial space. The popular film adaptation by Lanfield from 1939 and an episode of the BBC Series Sherlock, a reimagining, contemporary update of Doyle’s classic, will serve as examples. Although many aspects of the adaptations could be compared to the novel, the interest will primarily be in the cinematographic realisation of spaces. Furthermore, the question of how far these spaces coincide with the image of Devon created by literature will be discussed. Subsequently, the conclusion will finally summarise the findings of this thesis and suggest possibilities to expand the topic of British detective fiction and Devon-spaces.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Excursions in Prose and Verse

Excursions in Prose and Verse

A PARODIC LILT IN PRAISE OF DEVON I FISHED last summer in the Ken , I tried a cast on Dee , Nor , Devon , did I know till then How much I owed to thee . It wasna that their barbed wire My galligaskins tore , That raucous keepers ...

Author: James Logie Robertson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175035239790

Category: Scotland

Page: 247

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Categories: Scotland

The Secret Things

The Secret Things

Hold against your ear Her rose - lipped shell Whence sound - waves swell In praise of Devon's trinity , Cold moor , and scented coombe , and sea . A Yellowhammer 21 A Yellowhammer CAGED over the blacksmith's door DEVON TO.

Author: Margaret Lovell Andrews

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175035233090

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Page: 63

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Slow Travel East Devon The Jurassic Coast

Slow Travel East Devon   The Jurassic Coast

Devon has long been known as a county of good food. Much of its meat is home-reared in small-scale and 'happy' conditions; and the seafood is exceptional, with Exmouth mussels sold throughout the UK (see page 65) and the 'brown crab' ...

Author: Hilary Bradt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781784770051

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Slow East Devon and the Jurassic Coast is the most comprehensive - and only standalone - guide available to this region. With publication timed to coincide with the opening of the Seaton Jurassic Centre, here is insider knowledge which can only be gained by living in the area. Contributions from local experts, and colourful and witty writing combined with the authors' enthusiasm, make this guide as much a pleasure to read as an invaluable companion for exploring. Exeter and the Exe Estuary get a chapter of their own, and parts of Mid Devon, including Tiverton, are covered in detail, along with East Devon's most alluring chunks of countryside and the seaside resorts of Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Beer. The chapter on West Dorset describes Lyme Regis and Charmouth along with brief descriptions of other coastal towns. An explanation of the geology of the entire World Heritage Site of the Jurassic Coast links the whole region. With an emphasis on car-free travel - walking, cycling and local buses - the detailed descriptions, historical and folk anecdotes, and personal accounts encourage visitors to explore each locale thoroughly. Hand-picked places to eat and drink, including all the eateries along the main artery of the A3052, are selected by the authors based upon long-standing knowledge of the area.
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Contributions to a History of the Cistercian Houses of Devon

Contributions to a History of the Cistercian Houses of Devon

Dño Witto de Moun , Wimondo de Ralegh , Gervasio de Horton tunc vicecom Devoñ , Joħe Arondell , Warino de Ralegh ... me to print a complete copy of the monkish rhymes in praise of Bishop Bronescombe with the original Latin extended .

Author: Joshua Brooking Rowe

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044020495123

Category: Devon (England)

Page: 198

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Categories: Devon (England)

South Devon Dartmoor Slow Travel

South Devon   Dartmoor  Slow Travel

Devon's intricately carved wooden screens (which divide the nave from the chancel) with their panels of painted saints are exceptional; there are more complete ones here than in any other county, so we can be forgiven for describing ...

Author: Hilary Bradt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841625522

Category: Travel

Page: 248

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Categories: Travel