Full of the style, knowledge and intimacy that makes his work so special, this collection is the perfect introduction to the work of one of the country's finest writers.
Author: Ian Jack
Publisher: Random House
Category: Literary Collections
In this selection from over twenty years of reporting and writing, Ian Jack sets out to deal with contemporary Britain - from national disasters to football matches to obesity - but is always drawn back in time, vexed by the question of what came first. In 'Women and Children First', watching the film Titanic leads into an investigation into the legend of Wallace Henry Hartley, the famous band leader of the doomed liner, while 'The 12.10 to Leeds', a magnificent report on the Hatfield rail crash, begins its hunt for clues in the eighteenth century in the search for those responsible. Further afield, he finds vestiges of a vanished Britain in the Indian subcontinent, meeting characters like maverick English missionary and linguist William Carey, credited with importing India's first steam engine. Full of the style, knowledge and intimacy that makes his work so special, this collection is the perfect introduction to the work of one of the country's finest writers.
With a Sketch of the Commencement of Colonisation on the Part of the English
Nation William Hughes ... Even down to the period of Norman rule , portions of
the tract of country now known as the Isle of Ely ( Cambridgeshire ) were so ...
The northern portion of the country , now known as Scotland ( Caledonia ) , was
inhabited at this period by the ... the Frith of Forth and the Grampian Hills , by the
Picts , who had come from Scandinavia Bishop Ninian , a native of Britain , who ...
Great Britain. Parliament. run away with the idea that nothing is they do at present
. It is a disturbing being done towards railway ... we only borrow tween the
standards of value of the £ 2,500,000 ; and private enterprize , so two countries
since the closing of the called , that ... There is also another In addressing the
House on this subject very useful scheme proposed by the four years ago I
ventured to say ...
Every scholar and every reader has recognized the benefit of the great French
Dictionaries of Universal Biography , and the utility of the more recent National
Biography of Great Britain , now in course of publication . Each nation should , if ...
The other branch , called in some states , the council , in others the senate ,
answered for the council in the colonial ... the American commissioners in that country ; also a treaty of defensive alliance , to have effect in case Great Britain
Switzerland and America ench export an equal amount of silks ; Germany and England doing but a small trade in this article . Earthenware is now mainly
supplied by France and Germany , this latter country also doing a large business
Congress of 1775 assumed to itself those powers of external control which before
had been conceded to the crown or to [ * 6 ] ... and were never separately known
as members of the family of nations.1 The Declaration of Independence made
them sovereign and independent States , by altogether abolishing the foreign
juris1 “ All the country now possessed by the United ... From the Crown of Great Britain the sovereignty of their country passed to the people of it ; and it was not
then an ...
Author: Philological Society (Great Britain)Publish On: 1881
Philological Society (Great Britain) ... It is also to be found in Pfuhl ' s papers in
the Journal of the Maćica Serbska . ... Words and Dialogues collected by a
certain farmer named Johann Parum - Schultz , at Süthen , in the country formerly
occupied by the Slavonic tribe of the ... When he and about three other persons in
his village were gone , no one would know properly how a dog was called in
Great Britain. Parliament. of the South side was taken up on the work was by the
opponents of this Bill North , and a better state of things has derided . ... This
exceptional legislation morals of the country . Now , I ask is means the thin end of
the wedge , for it generous , is it just , is it consistent once the law applies to the ...
Far stronger and right in itself , but at the same time he wiser and better men than
myself have believed the majority of the people were been called harder names .
Again, the mineral reSoul ces of Ireland not having been brought to the surface to
the same extent as in Great Britain, the ... delay, and excessive cost attendant on
the completion of the railways which the country now possesses, causes which, ...
Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)Publish On: 1864
Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain) ... Quotation above referred to . ... The
forests of the Chilian side include extensive forests of apple trees of good edible
varieties , and the country also possesses three different kinds of potatoes , better
Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)
Also Archbishop Hughes' Sermon on Catholic Emancipation and His Great
Speeches on the School Question : Including His Three Days' Speech in Carroll
H John Hughes ... When the government of Great Britain was about to mitigate
the code of penal laws and persecution against the ... expressly to put down what
he called the “ American Rebellion ; " to crush the rising liberties of your infant country !
The fleets of Britain also , still com - had made an offer of it without orders from bis
manding on the seas , compelled her ... For from an authentic source , that it was
on the same who does not know that , with his brother Joseph 6th of March ...
That there is dissatisfaction is true , but that the rule of Britain should pass away is
not the desire of any . ... that England and India are to be a mutual blessing ; that
our country , once famous in the world ' s history , is destined to be helped out ...
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of CommonsPublish On: 1870
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. 14.0 .. 10.3 > 9.3 . > > 9 : 0 7.6 9
6.1 corn in Russia at nearly ... a population of 124,000,000 , would leave five
times as much for foreign exportation as the country now sends abroad , viz . ,
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Author: Royal Statistical Society (Great Britain)Publish On: 1874
Royal Statistical Society (Great Britain) ... These returns , when compared with
the exports and imports of the country , afford some very curious subjects for
reflection . ... Of the earlier year alone I have been able to obtain any information
as regards the Clearing House returns till the year 1868 , since which time the
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Colonization and Resettlement (India) (1858)Publish On: 1858
Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 10 June 1858 Great Britain.
Parliament. House of ... Their officers are constantly called a way to their military
duties . ... People of skill and capital who would assist to develop the resources of
the country , also engineers and miners , and agriculturists as overseers . 2006.
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Colonization and Resettlement (India) (1858)
There are now , probably , enables him at a glance to gain over one thousand
locations or claims in the district , and ... general interest , on many subjects
Ingersoll , 15,000.00 15,000.00 connected with the metallic wealth of this country
. ... European topics including some statistics upon the iron Tombstone Mill and
Mining Company , $ 1,100,000.00 trade of Great Britain . ... In the central portion
of the district , T covering the claims known as the Toughnut , Good Enough THE