Secret Aldeburgh to Southwold


Author: Terry Philpot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445674063


Page: 96

View: 9744

Explore the secret history of Aldeburgh to Southwold through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.


A Song of the Sea


Author: Tim Coates

Publisher: ACC Distribution

ISBN: 9781851496075

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 2836

Tim Coates tells the story of the English sea-side fishermen's town that became the home of Benjamin Britten's Music festival.

A Southwold Mystery


Author: Suzette A. Hill

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749017546

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2419

Rosy Gilchrist has been asked to accompany Lady Fawcett to visit Delia Dovedale, an old school friend in Suffolk and whom she hasn’t seen for years. Rather reluctantly Rosy agrees to be her companion on this reunion jaunt. But on arrival at their hostess’s house the two guests discover that things are far from normal, and find themselves plunged into a series of bizarre and sinister events.

Women in Medieval England


Author: Lynda Telford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445668680

Category: Women

Page: 336

View: 8085

This fascinating book explores the status of women in medieval England, both before and after the Norman Conquest. The author starts by contrasting the differences in status between Anglo/Danish or Saxon women with those who fell under the burden of the feudal system imposed by the Normans. She covers such subjects as marriage and childbirth, the rights and responsibilities of wives, separation and divorce, safety and security and the challenges of widowhood. She also examines such issues as virginity and chastity and the pressures placed on women by religious groups.At a time when women's rights were often disregarded, the author charts their struggles against the expectations of their menfolk and highlights the difficulties of everyday life within the context of legal and religious restrictions.The author describes the lives of women at all levels of society, both royal and noble as well as ordinary people, to paint a fascinating picture of their daily lives against the changing background of the times they lived in.

Vanishing England


Author: Peter Hempson Ditchfield


ISBN: 1326061070

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 9748

This book is intended not to raise fears but to record facts. We wish to describe with pen and pencil those features of England which are gradually disappearing, and to preserve the memory of them. It may be said that we have begun our quest too late; that so much has already vanished that it is hardly worth while to record what is left. Although much has gone, there is still, however, much remaining that is good, that reveals the artistic skill and taste of our forefathers, and recalls the wonders of old-time. It will be our endeavour to tell of the old country houses that Time has spared, the cottages that grace the village green, the stern grey walls that still guard some few of our towns, the old moot halls and public buildings. We shall see the old-time farmers and rustics gathering together at fair and market, their games and sports and merry-makings, and whatever relics of old English life have been left for an artist and scribe of the twentieth century to record.

John McLean


Author: Ian Collins

Publisher: Lund Humphries Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781848220126

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 7716

John McLean (b. 1939) has been likened to British art's secret weapon: a self-propelled missile whose long career has been an unfettered exploration of abstraction and a unique journey into colour. This is the first book to be published on the artist, and celebrates his ongoing creativity in painting, as well as his more recent forays into printmaking, sculpture and his glittering designs for cathedral stained-glass windows.

Alvis Cars in Competition


Author: Clive Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445675169


Page: 96

View: 7915

An illustrated look at Alvis cars to mark the company's centennial year, through cars from 1919 to the 1960s.

The Sea House

A Novel


Author: Esther Freud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062030795

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1477

The architect Klaus Lehmann loves his wife, Elsa, with a passion that continues throughout their married life despite long periods of separation. Almost half a century after Lehmann's death in the village of Steerborough, a young woman, Lily, arrives to research his life and work. Pouring over Klaus's letters to Elsa, Lily pieces together the story of their lives together and apart. And alone in her rented cottage by the sea, she begins to sense an absence in her own life that may not be filled by simply going home. The Sea House is the story of the village of Steerborough and the marshes and the sea beyond. It is the story of one generation living in the footprints of another; of a landscape shaped by lives, and lives shaped by landscape. With characteristic skill and a new depth and range, Esther Freud explores the twisting paths that people take -- and the places where those paths meet. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Seaside Hotels


Author: Karen Averby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445675466


Page: 64

View: 6484

The grand hotel is an icon of the British seaside. Occupying the most favoured spots on the prom, elaborate Victorian and later buildings maintain an air of refinement that harks back to an earlier age. This book tells their story.

Great British Gardeners


Author: Vanessa Berridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445672403

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

View: 5980

Through the stories of twenty-six inspiring figures - from 'Capability' Brown, Humphry Repton and Vita Sackville-West to lesser known figures, and present-day gardeners such as Beth Chatto and John Brookes - this book brings the colourful history of British gardening to life.

Shingle Street


Author: James Hayward

Publisher: CD 41 Publishing

ISBN: 9780954054915


Page: 286

View: 1565

Secret Lewes


Author: Terry Philpot

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445661977

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 1395

Explore the secret history of Lewes through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs.

Thomas Hardy


Author: Claire Tomalin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 8640

"A masterful portrait" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) from a Whitbread Award-winning biographer The novels of Thomas Hardy have a permanent place on every booklover's shelf, yet little is known about the interior life of the man who wrote them. A believer and an unbeliever, a socialist and a snob, an unhappy husband and a desolate widower, Hardy challenged the sexual and religious conventions of his time in his novels and then abandoned fiction to reestablish himself as a great twentieth-century lyric poet. In this acclaimed new biography, Claire Tomalin, one of today's preeminent literary biographers, investigates this beloved writer and reveals a figure as rich and complex as his tremendous legacy.

Medieval Graffiti

The Lost Voices of England's Churches


Author: Matthew Champion

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473503639

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 6708

For centuries carved writings and artworks in churches lay largely unnoticed. So archaeologist Matthew Champion started a nationwide survey to gather the best examples. In this book he shines a spotlight on a forgotten world of ships, prayers for good fortune, satirical cartoons, charms, curses, windmills, word puzzles, architectural plans and heraldic designs. Drawing on examples from surviving medieval churches in England, the author gives a voice to the secret graffiti artists: from the lord of the manor and the parish priest to the people who built the church itself. Here are strange medieval beasts, knights battling unseen dragons, ships sailing across lime-washed oceans and demons who stalk the walls. Latin prayers for the dead jostle with medieval curses, builders’ accounts and slanderous comments concerning a long-dead archdeacon. Strange and complex geometric designs, created to ward off the ‘evil eye’ and thwart the works of the devil, share church pillars with the heraldic shields of England’s medieval nobility.

The Best of Southwold


Author: John Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750918640

Category: Southwold (England)

Page: 116

View: 9998

A collection of writings and photographs relating to the town of Southwold.


40 Coast and Country Walks


Author: Darren Flint,Donald Greig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907025631


Page: 96

View: 5122

Suffolk has long been a place of retreat, somewhere to escape to, far removed from everyday life. It may have its busier town centres, but in the main Suffolk remains a rural area of enormous variety, from heather-covered heathland to softly rolling hills, long shingle spits to genteel coastal enclaves and kiss-me-quick seaside resorts. Whether you're looking for a morning hike or an afternoon stroll, Darren Flint and Donald Greig's hand-picked selection of 40 walks is guaranteed to fit the bill - or the boot. Suffolk boasts 5600km of public rights of way: take your pick, put your best foot forward and discover this most gentle of English counties.

The Bookshop


Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524773

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3250

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING EMILY MORTIMER, BILL NIGHY, AND PATRICIA CLARKSON Short-listed for the Booker Prize “A beautiful book, a perfect little gem.” — BBC Kaleidoscope “A marvelously piercing fiction.” — Times Literary Supplement In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop — the only bookshop — in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors’ lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence’s warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn’t always a town that wants one. This new edition features an introduction by David Nicholls, author of One Day.

Most Secret

The Hidden History of Orford Ness


Author: Paddy Heazell

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752457413

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1787

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Secret Rye


Author: Terry Philpot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445671284


Page: 96

View: 8825

Rye and Winchelsea's unhurried appearance and ancient buildings disguise a history that ranges from Danish and French invaders to the notorious Hawkhurst gang of smugglers. E. F. Benson, creator of Mapp and Lucia, was mayor in places with residents as notable as Ellen Terry and Spike Milligan. And who was the painter who was also a Tory MP and the poet who was an expert on golf? Radclyffe Hall lived in Rye with her lover Lady Una Troubridge and came to call for the removal of their Catholic priest. John Wesley preached in Rye and Winchelsea and the Huguenots fled to both - their mark can be seen today. Few places are better known than Lamb House, but who knows much about it other than Henry James lived there? In Secret Rye & Around author Terry Philpot takes the reader on a wide-ranging journey through these 'antient' towns, around their streets and across country, revealing the lesser-known facts and characters from the town and its surroundings.