Night Thoughts Of A Country Landlady

Author: Edith Olivier
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447266269
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"When the War drove her to fill the house with strange guests, it also drove her to fill her diary with strange thoughts... This broadened hospitality, and these unaccustomed contacts, completely changed for the time the character of English country life." In Night Thoughts of a Country Landlady, Edith Olivier explores the diaries left to her by her friend and neighbour, Miss Emma Nightingale. The account explores the arrival of both evacuees and soldiers to Miss Nightingale's village after the outbreak of World War II. Her musings on acting as a boarding house during this time are vivid and appealing chronicles of both rural life in World War II, and the varied and engaging individuals who were involved in this great struggle. This fascinating work is a record of the war as told through the people left behind in England to live their lives against its all-encompassing backdrop, and who did so with quiet contemplation and an overwhelming sense of hospitality.

The Love Child

Author: Edith Olivier
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447263340
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'What was she? Not a child, for she was seventeen, and taller than Kitty: not a girl, for she floated like a feather, and flew into trees like a bird; not a spirit - she was human to touch. But to-night she was all made of mischief and magic, remote form him, and yet calling him to here . . .' At thirty-two, her mother dead, Agatha Bodenham finds herself quite alone. She summons back to life the only friend she ever knew, Clarissa, the dream companion of her childhood. At first Clarissa comes by night, and then by day, gathering substance in the warmth of Agatha's obsessive love until it seems that others too can see her. See, but not touch, for Agatha has made her love child for herself alone. No man may approach her elfin creation of perfect beauty. If he does, the love which summoned her can spirit her away . . . The Love Child (1927) was Edith Olivier's first novel, acknowledged as a minor masterpiece: a perfectly imagined fable and a moving and perceptive portrayal of unfulfilled maternal love.

Five Centuries Of English Book Illustration

Author: Edward Hodnett
Publisher: Scolar Pr
ISBN:
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This is the first detailed survey of the past five centuries of book illustration in England. It is divided into two parts: Part One is a comprehensive analysis of specific artists, books and illustrations and covers the anonymous work in books by leading printers before 1600 and then the work of over 200 illustrators up to 1976; Part Two, a Catalogue of Illustrations and Books, lists 2,700 selected entries of English illustrations and includes 200 reproductions, chosen to illustrate the discussion.Edward Hodnett gives a general impression of each artist's work, describes the subject-matter of the designs, notes their relation to other illustrations, and attempts to reach an estimate of the artist's relative achievement as an interpretive illustrator. The book also features bibliographies and a comprehensive, alphabetical index of illustrators, printers, booksellers, presses, and engravers.

War Of The Unknown Warriors

Author: David Souden
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David Souden draws on oral, written and photographic archives of the National Trust, which have rarely been seen or heard, to provide an unique insight into National Trust properties. The publication of the book marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.