The Pall Mall Budget

Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News

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Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN: 9780877790426

Category: Reference

Page: 1236

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"A rich source of information about the world's finest literature. Over 10,000 entries and 250 illustrations covering authors, works, and literary terms and topics from all eras and all parts of the world. Includes pronunciations."

String Fellows

A Cycling Odyssey Into Cricket's Heartland

Author: Colin Bateman

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1848764847

Category: Bicycle touring

Page: 294

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Colin Bateman, the cricket correspondent for the Daily Express, has written this hilarious account of what happens when he and a disparate group of friends (aged 19-71) set off for a 1100 mile charity bike ride around all 18 of the cricket counties of England and Wales. They had no idea what perils lay in wait around the next bend. And neither did the guest riders who joined them for a day here and there, and included former England cricketers Angus Fraser and Steve James, both of whom have contributions to make to this tale of two wheels.String Fellows reveals the tensions that build up when six good friends are taken out of their comfort zone for 16 days of pain and pleasure in the saddle. The story takes us around the by-ways of Britain, exploring its curious folk and folklore. It tells very personal tales of each county cricket club and what exactly makes Britain ‘grate’ when viewed from the saddle on another back-breaking climb into a cruel head-wind. You do not have to like cycling to cricket to enjoy this humorous tale but by the end of it you probably will.

Encyclopedia of the Essay

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964305

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1002

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"This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.


Britain and the Creation of the Modern World

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141927720

Category: History

Page: 752

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For generations the traditional focus for those wishing to understand the roots of the modern world has been France on the eve of the Revolution. Porter certainly acknowledges France's importance, but here makes an overwhelming case for consideringBritain the true home of modernity - a country driven by an exuberance, diversity and power of invention comparable only to twentieth-century America. Porter immerses the reader in a society which, recovering from the horrors of the Civil War and decisively reinvigorated by the revolution of 1688, had emerged as something new and extraordinary - a society unlike any other in the world.