The Kingdom by the Sea

The Kingdom by the Sea

It was 1982, the summer of the Falkland Islands War, and the birth of the royal heir, Prince William--and the ideal time, Theroux found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves.

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher:

ISBN: 0395346452

Category: Travel

Page: 376

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It was 1982, the summer of the Falkland Islands War, and the birth of the royal heir, Prince William--and the ideal time, Theroux found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result is a candid, funny, perceptive, and opinionated travelogue of his journey and his findings.
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Observations Made in a Journey Through the Western Counties of Scotland

Observations Made in a Journey Through the Western Counties of Scotland

I believe that that the Saxons were the first who introduced this mode of building into Britain . Their ordinary hou- fes being of this ftructure . Even their more confi- derable edifices were only dry ftone walls , fupported by ...

Author: Robert Heron

Publisher:

ISBN: NLS:B000620384

Category: Scotland

Page: 536

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Unexpected Britain

Unexpected Britain

A Journey Through Our Hidden History Stuart Laycock, Philip Laycock. This isn't supposed to be anything like a comprehensive list of Britain's unexpected historical gems. It would take a book (or indeed a series of books) far, ...

Author: Stuart Laycock

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445632841

Category: History

Page: 272

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Experience the fascinating but less well-known aspects of our country’s amazing history
Categories: History

Desiring India Representations through British and French Eyes 1584 1857

Desiring India  Representations through British and French Eyes 1584 1857

Eliza's letters describe in detail her overland journey through Europe and Egypt, her sea-voyage from Mocha to Calicut, and her eventual imprisonment. As she breached geographical and cultural borders, navigating undefined boundaries ...

Author: Niranjan Goswami

Publisher: Jadavpur University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 256

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The reception and construction of the image of India by the Western, in particular French, German and English travellers, writers and thinkers is the theme of this volume, a collection of twelve essays by academics from sundry parts of the globe. Giving a new twist to Indological, philological or postcolonial understanding of travel narratives, the authors here attempt to give fresh impetus to the discovery of India story from perspectives of cultural history, historiography, ethnography, material culture, economic modes of production, fictional travel, epistolary discourse, theatrical representation of widowhood, women in the Mutiny, feminist reading of the Mughal court, colonial painting and classical music. Circumscribed by the dates of the arrival of Ralph Fitch, the first English traveller and the Mutiny, the first War of Indian Independence this anthology revives an interest in the early modern to the colonial appropriation of India in the Western imaginary.
Categories: History

Lonely Planet Best of Great Britain

Lonely Planet Best of Great Britain

A journey through Britain is also a journey through history, culture and the unexpected. Stroll alongside the megaliths of a 5000-year-old stone circle, punt a boat past dreamy Cambridge colleges or see the school room where Shakespeare ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9789990084955

Category:

Page: 465

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British Books in Print

British Books in Print

Minnesota P. (3.71) 8166 0578 5 Journalism, Directory of British 1971. ... M. E2. onsta - Journey Through Britain (Hillaby) s 09 455780 - 586 08019 8 Journey Through Britain (Hillaby) scs, ne, sd £0.40 Paladin (7.70) Journey Through ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015085478702

Category: English literature

Page: 2058

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Categories: English literature

Thinking Northern

Thinking Northern

Bainbridge, Beryl (1984/1985): English Journey, or The Road to Milton Keynes. London: Fontana. ... Dimbleby, David (2005): A Picture of Britain. ... Hillaby, John (1968/1970): Journey through Britain. London: Paladin.

Author: Christoph Ehland

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042022812

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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Thinking Northern offers new approaches to the processes of identity formation which are taking place in the diverse fields of cultural, economic and social activity in contemporary Britain. The essays collected in this volume discuss the changing physiognomy of Northern England and provide a mosaic of recent thought and new critical thinking about the textures of regional identity in Britain. Looking at the historical origin of Northern identities and at current attitudes to them, the book explores the way received mental images about the North are re-deployed and re-contained in the ever-changing socio-cultural set-up of society in Northern England. The contributors address representation of Northernness in such diverse fields as the music scene, multicultural spaces, the heritage industries, new architecture, the arts, literature and film.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Great British Journeys

Great British Journeys

For Defoe, there was only one place where a journey through Britain could begin. London was the centre of trade; the capital of Protestantism; the heart of the Empire and the standard against which all other cities should be compared.

Author: Nicholas Crane

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297865407

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Intrepid presenter Nicholas Crane investigates eight epic journeys, following in the footsteps of our greatest indigenous explorers. Nick presents eight of the most interesting traveller-chroniclers to have explored and reported on the state of the nation. From Gerald of Wales who embarked on a seven week journey around the wild perimeter of Wales in March 1188, to HV Morton, the journalist and travel writer who crossed the length and breadth of England by car in the 1920s. Others include Celia Fiennes who started her many journeys around Britain on horseback in the late 1600s at the age of 20, Tudor antiquarian John Leland, Daniel Defoe, William Cobbett, Thomas Pennant, and William Gilpin, who travelled through the north of England by boat in 1770.
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Travel Writing in an Age of Global Quarantine

Travel Writing in an Age of Global Quarantine

In the autumn of 1933, author, playwright and social commentator John Boynton Priestley began a journey through England. ... or John Higgs's more recent Watling Street: Travels through Britain and Its Ever Present Past.7 Yet, ...

Author: Gary Fisher

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785278068

Category: Travel

Page: 283

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Travel Writing in an Age of Global Quarantine is an anthology of travel accounts by a diverse range of writers and academics. Challenging conventional academic ‘authority’, each contributor writes, from memory during the Covid-19 lockdown, about a place they have previously visited, ‘accompanied’ by an historical traveller who published an account of the same place. As immobility is forced upon us, at least for the immediate future, we have the chance to reflect. Travel Writing in an Age of Global Quarantine presents opportunities to approach a text as a scholar differently. We break with the traditional academic ‘rules’ by inserting ourselves into the narrative and foregrounding the personal, subjective elements of literary scholarship. Each contributor critiques an historical description of a place about which, simultaneously, they write a personal account.
Categories: Travel