The Great Western Beach

Author by : Emma Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : The Great Western Beach is Emma Smith's wonderfully atmospheric memoir of a 1920s childhood in Newquay, Cornwall. She recalls the rocks, the sea, the beaches, the picnics, the teas and pasties, the bracing walks, the tennis tournaments and bathing parties, the curious residents and fascinating holiday-makers - relishing every glorious, salty detail. But above all this is a portrait of a family from the astonishingly clear-eyed perspective of a nine-year-old girl: her furious, frustrated father, perpetually on his way to becoming a world famous artist but suffering the indignity of being a lowly bank clerk; her beautiful, unperceptive mother, made for better things perhaps but at least, with three fiancés killed in the Great War, married with children at last; the twins, fearless, defiant Pam and sickly, bewildered Jim, for whom life is always an uphill climb, and baby Harvey, brought on the same winds of change that mean that life, with all its complication and wonder, cannot stay still and the Cornish playground of Emma's childhood will one day be lost forever.


The Great Western Canada Bucket List

Author by : Robin Esrock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dundurn
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Total Read : 26
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Description : Renowned travel writer and TV host Robin Esrock explored every inch of Canada's West to craft the definitive Bucket List for the region. Running the gamut of nature, food, culture, history, adrenaline rushes, and quirky Canadiana, Robin's personal quest to tick off the very best of Alberta and British Columbia packs in enough for a lifetime.


The Great Western S Last Year

Author by : Adrian Vaughan
Languange : en
Publisher by : The History Press
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Total Read : 90
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Description : DESPITE being one of the best-known and admired rail companies in the country, by 1947 the GWR was at the lowest ebb of its entire history. Worn out by war, there had been no maintenance for six years and the government couldn’t supply the steel it needed for repair. The latter half of the 1940s presented a multitude of challenges to overcome, some due to the recent war and others individual to the GWR: the staff coped with rationing, a desperately cold winter and a blazing hot summer, and dealt with floods, collisions, broken rails and failing locomotives. The incredible strength of character and can-do attitude of GWR workers kept the railway running through it all. This history, taken from GWR papers and illustrated from them throughout, reveals the details of every day, as well as the problems and difficulties the staff faced. Above all, it shows how well they overcame their problems with only muscle power and a steam crane to help – and, of course, no health and safety regulations and arguments to slow them down. Adrian Vaughan’s unique history of this famous rail company shows just how special the GWR was right through to the end of its very last year.


The Great West

Author by : Henry Howe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 28
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A Century Of Great Western Stories

Author by : John Jakes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Forge Books
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Total Read : 56
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Description : John Jakes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of such acclaimed historical novels as North and South and The Kent Family Chronicles has long been both a fan and a distinguished author of novels and stories of the American West. Now, with the turning of the millennium, he has compiled in one volume a century's worth of his favorite Western fiction. To illustrate the evolution of the genre, Jakes has included such legendary authors as Owen Wister, Louis L'Amour, and Zane Grey along side their more contemporary peers such as Loren Estleman and Elmer Kelton. While the stories have changed over the years, certain timeless themes of Western fiction remain constant. At the heart of the stories are ideas that have become synonymous with the American dream---the frontier spirit, individual freedoms, and man's relationship with the land. A Century of Great Western Stories is essentially a retrospective of western writing over the past century, but Jakes also sets out to give readers a glimpse of what the future might hold for western fiction. While trends in publishing might not always be promising, the current crop of contemporary Western authors show that the old west will always have a place in the world of fiction. Like the American dream which it celebrates, Western fiction will perservere. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Acts Incorporating The Great Western Railway Company

Author by : Great Western Railway Company (Canada)
Languange : en
Publisher by : [Hamilton? Ont. : s.n.], 1854 (Hamilton [Ont.] : Spectator Office)
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Total Read : 89
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Alphabetic List Of Lenders

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 82
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Insiders Guide To Palm Beach County

Author by : Steve Winston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Total Read : 97
Total Download : 332
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Description : A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Palm Beach County is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to the sandy beaches of Florida. The guide covers Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, and Palm Beach Gardens. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of the Palm Beach County.


The Great Western Divide

Author by : John Spivey
Languange : en
Publisher by : CrowsCry Press
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Total Read : 11
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Description : SUPERANNO The Great Western Divide can be described as Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets John Muir and Joseph Campbell. The book combines fine nature writing with a memoir that delves through levels of myth and dream in a search for the true nature of reality. The author combines the natural history of the Southern Sierra Nevada and the Kaweah watershed with stories of the Yokuts Indians, Zen/Taoist stories and Christian myth in a tale of what it means to walk the dusty human road.


The Great West

Author by : Frank I. Jervis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 47
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Guide To The Great West

Author by : Joshua L. Tracy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 99
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The Bobbsey Twins In The Great West

Author by : Laura Lee Hope
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Floating Press
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Total Read : 52
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Description : The Bobbsey family's plans for the summer are suddenly changed when the news arrives that Mrs. Bobbsey has inherited a cattle ranch and lumber tract in the West. Nan, Bert, Flossie, and Freddie learn a lot about cowboys, ponies, steers, and raging storms.


Great Western Moguls And Prairies

Author by : David Maidment
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pen and Sword
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Total Read : 44
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Description : Great Western Moguls & Prairies is a volume in Pen & Swords series, Locomotive Profiles. It describes the conception, design, building and operation of the fleet of Prairie 2-6-2 tank engines and the Mogul 2-6-0s designed by Churchward in the early part of the twentieth century and perpetuated by his successor, Charles Collett, in the 1920s and 1930s. These engines formed the backbone of the GWR locomotive fleet for secondary passenger and freight work for over half a century and were some of those that remained to the end of steam traction on the Western Region of British Railways. The book also covers some of the lesser known Moguls developed in the Dean/Churchward transition at the end of the nineteenth century and briefly looks at the Mogul and Prairie designs proposed by Churchward, Collett and Hawksworth but were never built. The book is copiously illustrated with over 250 black and white and 60 coloured photographs and is a comprehensive record of a group of locomotives found throughout the Great Western and its successor, the Western Region, for over fifty years.


Hiking North America S Great Western Volcanoes

Author by : Tom Prisciantelli
Languange : en
Publisher by : Sunstone Press
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Total Read : 96
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Description : Here is an excellent opportunity to learn about the volcanic events and landforms of the American West while hiking ten trails through its most scenic mountains. Hikes in New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, California, Oregon and Washington reveal the fury of past events and demonstrate the power of volcanic activity today. In this book and on the trails, geology and archaeology intersect to tell a tale of landforms rising from the earth and the ancient people's struggle to persist and adapt. Geologists have died studying volcanic eruptions. Native Americans wrote gods into their history while watching fire burst from the ground. Hiking these mountains turns exercise into awe and respect for the energy still building under these massive ranges. The author explores the most interesting landforms, with some trails to summit craters and others through the innards of decapitated volcanoes still standing as high mountains. For more than thirty years Tom Prisciantelli has driven the roads and hiked the trails of the American West. In his first book, "Spirit of the American Southwest," he explored along hiking trails the geology of the Southwest and the arrival of the Native American's ancestors. From that exercise he was fascinated by a particular chapter in the geology lesson he learned on the road: that dealing with volcanoes. His research for this book took him along that path. The author and his wife live in a solar-powered adobe home in northern New Mexico, in full view and respect for one of the volcanoes about which this book was written.


Newquay Through Time

Author by : Sheila Harper
Languange : en
Publisher by : Amberley Publishing Limited
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Total Read : 21
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Description : This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Newquay has changed and developed over the last century.


Around The Coast In 80 Days

Author by : Peter Naldrett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Total Read : 44
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Description : Around the Coast in 80 Days is an indispensable guide to the very best of Britain's diverse coastline. Whether you have just an afternoon, a whole day, a free weekend, or a whole week to explore our wonderful country, this book will guide you to 80 of the most interesting, fun and picturesque seaside spots our coast has to offer. Starting at Liverpool, one of the most fashionable tourist destinations in Europe, the book travels clockwise up to Scotland, down the east coast, across the southern shores, up through Wales and back to the northwest of England. It calls in at exciting seaside towns like Blackpool, Brighton and Newquay, and also invites you to explore the more tranquil coastal stretches, such as Balnakeil, Gower Peninsula and the Lizard. Covering nine coastal regions of Britain, chapters provide insights into the history, culture and key features of each place, how to get to there, where to eat – including the best places for fish and chips, and where to stay. Accompanied by beautiful photography and a handy map, and introduced with an entertaining and evocative Foreword by Ian McMillan, the book will delight families, couples and solo explorers of all ages and with all budgets. We all know there's so much more to explore and enjoy in our beautiful country – this book will help you do just that.


Connemara

Author by : Tim Robinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Total Read : 71
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Description : The triumphant conclusion to Tim Robinson's extraordinary Connemara trilogy, which Robert Macfarlane has called 'one of the most remarkable non-fiction projects undertaken in English'. Robinson writes about the people, places and history of south Connemara - one of Ireland's last Gaelic-speaking enclaves - with the encyclopaedic knowledge of a cartographer and the grace of a born writer. From the man who has been praised in the highest terms by Joseph O'Connor ('One of contemporary Ireland's finest literary stylists''), John Burnside ('one of the finest of contemporary prose stylists'), Fintan O'Toole ('Simply one of the best non-fiction prose writers currently at work') and Giles Foden ('an indubitable classic'), among many others, this is one of the publishing events of 2011 and the conclusion of one of the great literary projects of our time. 'One of the greatest writers of lands ... No one has disentangled the tales the stones of Ireland have to tell so deftly and retold them so beautifully' Fintan O'Toole 'He is that rarest of phenomena, a scientist and an artist, and his method is to combine scientific rigour with artistic reverie in a seamless blend that both informs and delights.' John Banville, Guardian 'The Proust & Ruskin of modern place-writing, deep-mapper of Irish landscapes, visionary thinker, and human of exceptional intellectual generosity & kindness. He was an immense inspiration to & encourager of me & my work' Robert Macfarlane 'A masterpiece of travel and topographical writing, and an incomparable and enthralling meditation on times past ... This perfectly pitched work opens readers up to the world around them' Sunday Times 'Will endure into the far future ... He knows this world as no one else does, and writes about it with awe and love, but also with measured grace, an artist's eye and a scientist's sensibility' Colm Toibin, Sunday Business Post Books of the Year 'Anyone willing to get lost in this book will be left with indelible mental images of places they may never have visited but will now never forget' Dermot Bolger, Irish Mail on Sunday


Children At Sea

Author by : Vyvyen Brendon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pen and Sword History
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Total Read : 91
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Description : Children at sea faced even more drastic separations from loved ones than those sent 'home' from India or those packed off to English boarding schools at the age of seven, the subjects of Vyvyen Brendon’s previous books. Captured slaves, child migrants and transported convicts faced an ocean passage leading nearly always to lifelong exile in distant lands. Boys apprenticed as merchant seamen, or enlisted as powder monkeys, or signed on as midshipmen, usually progressed to a nautical career fraught with danger and broken only by fleeting periods of home leave. “Solitary among numbers”, as Admiral Collingwood described himself, they could be not just physically at risk but psychologically adrift – at sea in more ways than one. Rather than abandoning sea borne children as they approached adulthood, therefore, Vyvyen follows whole lives shaped by the waves. She focusses on eight central characters: a slave captured in Africa, a convict girl transported to Australia, a Barnardo’s lass sent as a migrant to Canada, a foundling brought up in Coram’s Hospital who ran away to sea, and four youths from contrasting backgrounds dispatched to serve as midshipmen. Their social origins as well as their maritime ventures are revealed through a rich variety of original source material discovered in scattered archives. These brine-encrusted lives are resurrected both for their intrinsic interest and because they speak for thousands of children, cast off alone to face storms and calms, excitement and monotony, fellowship and loneliness, kindness and abuse, seasickness and ozone breezes, loss and hope. This book recounts stories never before told, stories that might otherwise have sunk without trace like so much juvenile flotsam. They are sometimes inspiring, sometimes heart-rending and always compelling. Children at Sea embarks on a fresh voyage and explores a world of new experience.


The Rough Guide To England

Author by : Rough Guides
Languange : en
Publisher by : Apa Publications (UK) Limited
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Total Read : 71
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Description : The new Rough Guide to England is the definitive insider's guide to a country rich in history, heritage and culture. Now in full colour throughout, this fully updated guide has clear maps, detailed itineraries and regional highlights. Now available in PDF format. There's practical information and advice on visiting England's beautiful countryside and coastline, as well as the many diverse cities, towns and picture-postcard villages. Don't miss a thing with up-to-date reviews of the best places to stay, from boutique hotels to budget hostels, the most authentic pubs and new-on-the-scene restaurants, and the most exciting activities and experiences. Whether you're camping on a remote Cornish peninsula, hiking in the Peak District, being pampered in a spa town or browsing markets in London's East End, explore every corner of this superb country with easy-to-use maps and detailed sights information. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to England.


The Great Western Beach

Author by : Emma Smith
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 15
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Cornwall With Kids

Author by : William Gray
Languange : en
Publisher by : Footprint Travel Guides
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Total Read : 22
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Description : Britain's most popular holiday destination has been left with no stone unturned in updating the second edition of Footprint's full-colour guide, Cornwall with Kids. This popular guide provides you with the complete low-down on where to go, what to see and how to get the most from your family holiday. Cornwall is everything a family holiday should be - braving surf, building sandcastles and sampling fish and chips. Perfect for any family budget, Cornwall with Kids offers insight into exactly where to pitch the tent, buy local food and plan days out for free, plus reviews of the top hotels along with the must-see attractions like the Eden Project and St Michael's Mount. Whether it's a day trip to the Isles of Scilly or finding the best beaches for rockpooling that takes your fancy, you won't want to leave home without this full-colour guide. - Teach the kids how to surf at one of the many acclaimed North Atlantic surf schools. - Sample the culinary delights, full listings on where to find the best Cornish food, including that perfect pasty. - Great days out, from the Eden Project to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. - Whether the sun is blazing or the rain is pouring, there are tips here for all weather.


Explorer S Guide Big Sur Monterey Bay Gold Coast Wine Country A Great Destination Third Edition

Author by : Buz Bezore
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Countryman Press
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Total Read : 26
Total Download : 147
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Description : The essential insider's guide to exploring the Central Coast's wineries, restaurants, recreation, culture, and accommodations. The Central Coast is internationally recognized as one of the natural treasures of the West, offering craggy cliffs, ancient redwoods, and endless beaches to explore. This book, written by fourth- and fifth-generation Californians, takes travelers to some of the most sought-after destinations, including shops, inns, restaurants, and wineries known only to the locals until now. With a down-to-earth appreciation for their own stomping grounds, the authors write as enthusiastic guides, eager to share what they know and love about the region. Rich in detail, covering everything from the autumnal monarch butterfly migration to opera festivals, the best honky-tonk blues joints to fine dining steeped in tradition and elegance, this book homes in on an eclectic selection of what makes this strip of coastline one of the most desired destinations in the world.


The Rough Guide To Devon Cornwall

Author by : Robert Andrews
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rough Guides
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 67
Total Download : 799
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Description : The Rough Guide to Devon and Cornwall is the ultimate insider''s handbook to one of the most beautiful and popular regions of the UK. In this new edition, there is a 24-page full-colour introduction to the author''s pick of the attractions and activities, from the cliff-top Minack theatre to a helicopter ride to the Isles of Scilly. The guide provides expert coverage of all the major sights, from the wild expanses of Dartmoor to the Eden project and critical reviews of the best restaurants, pubs and accommodation in every area. There is also practical advice for the host of outdoor activities available, from surfing to rambling and horse riding to diving.