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Edith Pargeter: Ellis Peters
Margaret Lewis
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<p>Ellis Peters is famous throughout the world as the author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, featuring her monastic medieval sleuth. Televised, adapted for radio, transformed in to talking books, the Cadfael novels have played a major role in turning crime writing into a literary genre. But there is more to Peters than her twenty...
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Edward elgar
John Allison
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<p>.<br /><br />Edward Elgar was for many years the most popular composer in Britain; his music was, and remains, inextricably linked with the final, glorious years of the Empire. Yet Elgar himself was almost entirely untypical of the British Establishment. Born a shopkeeper&rsquo;s son, part of an active Catholic family and...
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Barbara Russell
Barbara Dennis
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<div>An early feminist, the first woman to be seriously considered for the post of Poet Laureate, a poet not afraid to tackle the difficult subjects of poverty, prostitution and rape in her work, and a passionate supporter of Italian unity, Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a radical figure. Yet for too many she simply remains &#39;the...
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Russell Stephens
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<p>Writer, producer, director, star of stage and screen, Emlyn Williams was a major talent in British theatre. He was also a man divided; the grammar school boy who went up to Oxford; the labourer&rsquo;s son with gilt-edged bonds; the Welsh speaker at ease in the metropolis; devoted husband yet lover of men. This book examines the...
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Eric Gill & David Jones at Capel-y-Finn, Jonathan Miles
Jonathan Miles
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<p>.<br /><br />This is the first book dedicated to the four year collaboration between two major British artists, Eric Gill and David Jones, at Gill&rsquo;s artistic-religious community at Capel-y-Ffin, a remote disused monastery in the Black Mountains. There, during the nineteen twenties, Gill and Jones came under new...
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ed. Paul Clements
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<p>Jan Morris is one of the world&rsquo;s leading writers. In this tribute to her on her eightieth birthday, a number of well-known people from the world of travel writing, journalism, broadcasting and publishing celebrate the writer, as well as the person, in specially written essays. Through anecdotes and personal memories, they...
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