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Britain's big strength is that it is an island nation. However, we often forget that it boasts hundreds of smaller islands off its shores, each with a distinct character of its... Read more
Britain's big strength is that it is an island nation. However, we often forget that it boasts hundreds of smaller islands off its shores, each with a distinct character of its own. This book concentrates on the islands of England and Wales showing a mixture of contemporary photographs and archive material to capture the unique atmosphere of each island. Highlights include Steep Holm?a wonderfully preserved World War 2 time warp in the Bristol Channel; Flat Holm?a Welsh island with a cholera hospital and amazing fortifications; Lundy?a pirate haven that issues its own stamps; and Scillies?Britain's own Hawaii. Also included are St Michael's Mount?a tidal survivor of the mythical lost land of Lyonesse, with a working railway; Looe Island?subject of the book We Bought an Island; and Burgh island?a tidal with the world's only sea tractor and a fantastic art deco hotel with Agatha Christie connections.
Robin Jones is a journalist based in Lincolnshire. He has published a number of bookazines for W.H. Smith on a variety of subjects including transport and British heritage. He has also been a member of the editorial team for a couple of non-League football magazines. In his spare time he is an avid enthusiast of the British coast and its islands as well as the variety of heritage customs and traditions around the country, and has collected material and photographs on the subject over many years.
Britain's big strength is that it is an island nation. However, we often forget that it boasts hundreds of smaller islands off its shores, each with a distinct character of its own. This book concentrates on the islands of England and Wales showing a mixture of contemporary photographs and archive material to capture the unique atmosphere of each island. Highlights include Steep Holm?a wonderfully...
No suitable book on this subject has ever been written. The articles are written by Chinese as well as Western scholars and give a clear and wide understanding of sport and PE in China from a historical and a contemporary perspective.
UNTHOLOGY NO.3 is the third in Unthank Books' series showcasing the finest short fiction from new and established writers. Like its predecessors, UNTHOLOGY No.3 lets the classic short story jostle for elbowroom with the formally unusual and the novelette. Its eighteen stories describe sticky predicaments, testing choices and reluctant confessions: a publisher surveys the changing literary scene as...
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