Seven for a Secret

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409908487

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Mary Webb (1881-1927) was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose novels were set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew and loved well. Although she was acclaimed by John Buchan and by Rebecca West, who hailed her as a genius, and won the Prix Femina of La Vie Heureuse for Precious Bane (1924), she won little respect from the general public. It was only after her death that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Stanley Baldwin, earned her posthumous success through his approbation, referring to her as a neglected genius at a Literary Fund dinner in 1928. Her writing is notable for its descriptions of nature, and of the human heart. She had a deep sympathy for all her characters and was able to see good and truth in all of them. Among her most famous works are: The Golden Arrow (1916), Gone to Earth (1917), and Seven for a Secret (1922).
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Precious Bane

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405527153

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Born at the time of Waterloo in the wild country of Shropshire, Prudence Sarn is a wild, passionate girl, cursed with a hare lip -- her 'precious bane'. Cursed for it, too, by the superstitious people amongst whom she lives. Prue loves two things: the remote countryside of her birth and, hopelessly, Kester Woodseaves, the weaver. The tale of how Woodseaves gradually discerns Prue's true beauty is set against the tragic drama of Prue's brother, Gideon, a driven man who is out of harmony with the natural world.
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The Spring of Joy

Nature Essays (Dodo Press)

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409908494

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 76

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Mary Webb (1881-1927) was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose novels were set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew and loved well. Although she was acclaimed by John Buchan and by Rebecca West, who hailed her as a genius, and won the Prix Femina of La Vie Heureuse for Precious Bane (1924), she won little respect from the general public. It was only after her death that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Stanley Baldwin, earned her posthumous success through his approbation, referring to her as a neglected genius at a Literary Fund dinner in 1928. Her writing is notable for its descriptions of nature, and of the human heart. She had a deep sympathy for all her characters and was able to see good and truth in all of them. Among her most famous works are: The Golden Arrow (1916), Gone to Earth (1917), and Seven for a Secret (1922).
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Selected Short Stories

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409908470

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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Mary Webb (1881-1927) was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose novels were set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew and loved well. Although she was acclaimed by John Buchan and by Rebecca West, who hailed her as a genius, and won the Prix Femina of La Vie Heureuse for Precious Bane (1924), she won little respect from the general public. It was only after her death that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Stanley Baldwin, earned her posthumous success through his approbation, referring to her as a neglected genius at a Literary Fund dinner in 1928. Her writing is notable for its descriptions of nature, and of the human heart. She had a deep sympathy for all her characters and was able to see good and truth in all of them. Among her most famous works are: The Golden Arrow (1916), Gone to Earth (1917), and Seven for a Secret (1922).
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Die Entführung der Delia Wright

Roman

Author: Lyndsay Faye

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423424206

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Jetzt im Taschenbuch Ein neuer Fall für Timothy Wilde, den ersten Polizisten von New York: Dieses Mal geht es um die schöne Blumenverkäuferin Lucy Adams, deren Familie entführt wird, um politische Intrigen und um einen florierenden Sklaven- Schwarzhandel mitten im liberalen New York. Und um eine Leiche im Bett von Tims Bruder Valentine, seines Zeichens Polizei-Captain, Feuerwehrmann, korrupter Politiker, Frauenheld und noch einiges mehr. Um Valentine aus diesem Schlamassel herauszuziehen, begibt sich Tim auf eine riskante Gratwanderung zwischen Recht und Gesetz. Vom ›Wall Street Journal‹ zu einem der »zehn besten Kriminalromane des Jahres« gekürt.
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Slow Travel Shropshire

Author: Marie Kreft

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 178477006X

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Slow Shropshire Travel Guide - Insider advice and holiday tips on everything from the best local pubs and markets to Shrewsbury highlights and county walking routes. Also featuring UNESCO-listed Ironbridge Gorge, Offa's Dyke, Severn Valley, Shropshire Hills, Ludlow, Welsh Marches, castles and historical sites, and US connections with the University of Minnesota, the Caldecott Medal, and Yale University.
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Gone To Earth

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: Mary Webb

ISBN: 8892555472

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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The daughter of a Welsh gypsy and a crazy bee-keeper, Hazel Woodus is happiest living in her forest cottage in the remote Shropshire hills, at one with the winds and seasons, protector and friend of the wild animals she loves. But Hazel's beauty and innocence prove irresistible to the men in her orbit. Both Jack Reddin, the local squire and Edward Marston, the gentle minister, offer her human love...
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Golden Arrow

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1406827878

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Mary Webb (March 25, 1881 - October 8, 1927), was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose Hardyesque novels are set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew;
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The House in Dormer Forest

Author: Mary Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1406827886

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Mary Webb (March 25, 1881 - October 8, 1927), was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose Hardyesque novels are set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew;
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Selected Poems of Mary Webb

Author: Mary Gladys Meredith Webb

Publisher: Headland Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 132

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Collected Prose and Poems

A Selection of Mary Webb's Hitherto Uncollected and Unpublished Work

Author: Mary Gladys Meredith Webb,Gladys Mary Coles

Publisher: Shrewsbury : Wildings

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: 130

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Rambling in Shropshire - A Collection of Historical Walking Guides and Rambling Experiences - Including Information on Clunbury, the Wyre Forest, Ludl

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473355729

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 50

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Humanistic Geography and Literature (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)

Essays on the Experience of Place

Author: Douglas C. D. Pocock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317906322

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This book introduces the beginning student to the major concepts, materials and tools of the discipline of geography. While it presents geographic theory, as whole and for each of its parts, the chief emphasis is on concrete analysis and example rather than on abstraction, an approach which has proven more successful for undergraduate courses than those with a more heavily theoretical bias. The text was extensively re-written for the third edition, which enhanced its clarity and effectiveness, with expanded cartographic coverage.
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Maria Schweidler, die Bernsteinhexe

der interessanteste aller bis her bekannten Hexenprocesse, nach einer defekten Handschrift ihres Vaters, des Pfarrers Abraham Schweidler in Coserow auf Usedom

Author: Wilhelm Meinhold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Witchcraft

Page: 296

View: 1971

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