This Other Eden

Author: Ben Elton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448168244

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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SMALL, WELL APPOINTED FUTURE. SEMI DETACHED. If the end of the world is nigh, then surely it's only sensible to make alternative arrangements. Certainly the Earth has its points, but what most people need is something smaller and more manageable. Of course there are those who say that's planetary treason, but who cares what the weirdos and terrorists think? Not Nathan. All he cares is that his movie gets made and that there's somebody left to see it. In marketing terms the end of the world will be very big. Anyone trying to save it should remember that.
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This other Eden

Canadian folk art outdoors

Author: Philip V. R. Tilney,Canadian Museum of Civilization,Bill Richardson

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd

ISBN: 9781550546989

Category: Art

Page: 130

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By its very nature, folk art is hilarious, cranky, homely, beautiful or just plain charming, and appeals to almost everyone. Over the years, folk artists across Canada have produced an inventive and eclectic array of objects to decorate their homes, yards and gardens, creating their own personal Edens. This delightful book displays the wide range of folk art that decorates yards across the nation: whirligigs of loggers sawing, sea gulls flying, anglers casting, planes flying; weather vanes of improbable roosters and elegant horses and even surprised beavers; bird houses of fantastical and flamboyant architecture; lawn ornaments and yard sculptures of whimsical ducks, frogs, fish and other creatures; as well as original interpretations of family groupings, mythic figures and national icons such as Mounties. The accompanying text by Phil Tilney explores the history of folk art and its various forms, the story of the development of Canadian yard art and the place of gardens as a re-creation of Eden in classical, medieval and renaissance times in Europe as well as in Asia and Canada.
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This Other Eden

Seven Great Gardens & 300 Years of English History

Author: Emma Gieben-Gamal,Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 9780349116594

Category: England

Page: 592

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THIS OTHER EDEN is a captivating narrative of seven great gardens, beautiful canvases that represent not just pleasure grounds but a country's evolution. Showpieces of grand design, they are also barometers of social change; lasting reflections of intellectual endeavour, of religion and philosophy, science and technology, art and literature. From Robert Cecil's garden at Hatfield House, conceived by the famous botanist and plant-collector John Tradescant, who travelled widely to seek out unusual specimens, to Capability Brown, who 'improved' upon nature to create the archetypal English parkland; from Joseph Paxton, whose engineering feats at Chatsworth mirrored the great Victorian age of technology, to Getrude Jekyll, who turned back to nature and designed the English cottage garden renowned the world over, this beautifully illustrated book will join the ranks of other bestselling cultural histories of the garden such as Anna Pavord's THE TULIP and Simon Schama's THE EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES.
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This Other Eden

Author: Marilyn Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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This Other Eden

Aspects of the Natural History of the Outer Banks of North Carolina

Author: Huntington Cairns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: 76

View: 9349

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This Other Eden

Author: Michael Hemmingson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780976654667

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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Terrorism, crack cocaine and rape. Failure, miscarriages and suicide. Divorce, incest and misery. This Other Eden is Michael Hemmingson at his most brutal. A man wins the lottery and loses his family. A book agent must deal with a wild girl writer, a white trash genius and a limousine full of angry teenagers. His protagonists scratch at the bottom of society desperate to maintain delusions of adequacy. They fall into each other with hatred and bile; emerging with their own unique form of heroism. Provocative and intriguing, THIS OTHER EDEN by Michael Hemmingson is akin to reading a cross between someone's private journal and a True Crime magazine. Feeling titillated and naughty, as if reading a sibling's most private and dirty secrets, I found myself wholly unwilling to put this book down. It is glorious train wreck of loss, betrayal, and crime mixed with intimate thoughts and a poignant sense of loneliness. THIS OTHER EDEN is the kind of book that will make you forget your own life for a while but will also allow you to be grateful for it when you put the book down. Jennifer Brozek, Submissions Editor, Apex Book Company
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This Other Eden

Paintings from the Yale Center for British Art

Author: Yale Center for British Art,Malcolm Warner,Julia Marciari Alexander,Art Gallery of New South Wales

Publisher: Yc British Art

ISBN: 9780300074987

Category: Art

Page: 216

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In 1966, American collector and philanthropist Paul Mellon presented to Yale University a glorious collection of British paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, and rare books. Subsequently he provided funds for the celebrated Louis Kahn building to house the collection, bestowed additional works of art, and established an endowment for continuing acquisitions.
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This Other Eden

Author: Margaret M Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780987384171

Category:

Page: 594

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The Pilgrimage of Grace. A bloody stain on the reign of Henry VIII. These were years of deeply held and conflicting beliefs, the adherence to which cost many, of whatever status in life, a terrible price. The destruction of religious houses across the country has plunged England into a period of fear and uncertainty. Henry's court watches as he moves from one Queen to another, destroying those he claims to love. This Other Eden is the story of Henry's merciless religious campaign, the lives of the women he raised to the status of Queen, and those ordinary men and women who were destined to live during those years of turmoil.
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King Richard II

Third Series

Author: William Shakespeare,Charles R. Forker

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781903436325

Category: Drama

Page: 593

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This richly annotated edition takes a fresh look at the first part of Shakespeare's second tetralogy of history plays, showing how it relates to the other plays in the sequence. Forker places the play in its political context, discussing its relation to competing theories of monarchy, looking at how it faced censorship because of possible comparisons between Richard II and Elizabeth I, and how Bolingbroke's rebellion could be compared to the Essex rising of the time. This edition also reconsiders Shakespeare's use of sources, asking why he chose to emphasise one approach over another. Forker also looks at the play's rich afterlife, and the many interpretations that actors and directors have taken. Finally, the edition looks closely at the aesthetic relationship between language, character, structure and political import.
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Genre and Cinema

Ireland and Transnationalism

Author: Brian McIlroy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135985057

Category: History

Page: 304

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This impressive volume takes a broad critical look at Irish and Irish-related cinema through the lens of genre theory and criticism. Secondary and related objectives of the book are to cover key genres and sub-genres and account for their popularity. The result offers new ways of looking at Irish cinema.
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Die Jagd auf die Venus

und die Vermessung des Sonnensystems

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570100950

Category:

Page: 412

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The Collected Poems of Richard de Zoysa

Author: Richard De Zoysa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sri Lankan poetry (English)

Page: 32

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Irish National Cinema

Author: Ruth Barton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134468199

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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From the international successes of Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan, to the smaller productions of the new generation of Irish filmmakers, this book explores questions of nationalism, gender identities, the representation of the Troubles and of Irish history as well as cinema's response to the so-called Celtic Tiger and its aftermath. Irish National Cinema argues that in order to understand the unique position of filmmaking in Ireland and the inheritance on which contemporary filmmakers draw, definitions of the Irish culture and identity must take into account the so-called Irish diaspora and engage with its cinema. An invaluable resource for students of world cinema.
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Madeleva

A Biography

Author: Gail Porter Mandell

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791434390

Category: Religion

Page: 303

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Madeleva was a close friend of C.S. Lewis, Thomas Merton, Jacques Maritain, and Clare Booth Luce. This book paints a picture of daily life in communities of religious women and explores the inner life of a passionately spiritual woman who was known as an advocate for women in the church as well as a scholar, poet, and essayist.
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