The Fifth Battalion, Wessex Regiment wait patiently and nervously for the order to embark. From The City, From The Plough is a vivid and moving account of the fate of these men as they set off for Normandy and advance into France.
Author: ALEXANDER. BARON
January 1944, the south coast of England. The Fifth Battalion, Wessex Regiment wait patiently and nervously for the order to embark. There is boredom and fear, comedy and pathos as the men - all drawn from different walk of life - await their order to move. With an economy of language that belies its emotional impact, From the City, From the Plough is a vivid and moving account of the fate of these men as they embark for Normandy and advance into France, where the battalion suffers devestating casulaties.
With an economy of language that belies its emotional impact, From the City, From the Plough is a vivid and moving account of the fate of these men as they embark for Normandy and advance into France, where the battalion suffers devestating ...
Author: Alexander Baron
Publisher: Imperial War Museum
An interdisciplinary analysis of the history and literature of the land in early modern England.
The land – like the virtuous countrywomen in a number of city comedies , agency in the marketplace typically being constructed as masculine - is laid bare ...
Author: Andrew McRae
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
THE PLOUGH BOY , is a Poein of real merit , like many A committee , consisting of C. ... and may have a Several of our city farmers have had the temecounty ...
The late lamented Mr. Downing -- a name dear to this country - offered another of
striking ingenuity , but this was also excluded by the terms of the grant from the
city , which , as has been said , peremptorily required that the building should be
I cannot let this letter go to England without an account of the Shannon river and
its great lakes , on the shores of one of which I now write . The trade of the
Shannon is small , the capacity of the river for trade is boundless . At the city of
Author: Alexander Somerville
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE During the Second World War, John Stewart Collis volunteered to leave his comfortable life as an academic to work on the land for the war effort. His account of this time perfectly captures the soft-handed, city-dweller's naivety and wonder both at the workings of nature and the toughness of life on a farm. It's set in the south of England and comprises exquisitely written sections on whatever happens to take Collis's fancy and inspire his thoughtful curiosity, ranging from humorous sketches of the characters he works alongside; mini-essays such as 'Contemplation upon Ants', The Mystery of Clouds', 'Colloquy on the Rick', 'Meditation while Singling Mangolds', 'The Garden of Eden'; and celebrations of the earthworm, pea and potato. His mind ranges far and wide through literature science and philosophy as well as amazing descriptive writing, which makes for a book that is as uncategorisable as it is enchanting.
It's set in the south of England and comprises exquisitely written sections on whatever happens to take Collis's fancy and inspire his thoughtful curiosity, ranging from humorous sketches of the characters he works alongside; mini-essays ...
Author: John Stewart Collis
Publisher: Random House
In that letter , which time and history have rendered interesting and curious , he
says , prophetically , as to railroads between London and Edinburgh , ( on which
cattle are now transported in twenty - four hours from city to city , ) “ The great ...
American Institute of the City of New York. The working of the plough plane many
will doubt . We did 80 ; but we saw and were convinced of its powers and
efficiency . All who have witnessed the operation of it are unanimous in their ...
Author: American Institute of the City of New York
Agricultural developments in 19th-century Hertfordshire and their rippling effects are researched, documented, and discussed in this compelling regional history. Radical changes in the agricultural economy led to rapid social reorganization; mechanization switched the labor of farming from groups of toiling male, female, and child workers to threshing machines and reaper-binders. Changes in land enclosure, the prevailing social hierarchy, village life, and the lack of trade unions amongst farm laborers that were necessitated by such dramatic changes in agriculture are thoroughly explored.
His garden cities at Letchworth and Welwyn were designed to be self - sufficient . Envisaged originally as a means of providing food for a self - sufficient ...
Author: Nigel E. Agar
Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
Category: Business & Economics
A wartime novel from the author of FROM THE CITY, FROM THE PLOUGH, in which the survivors of a British infantry company in Sicily find temporary happiness in a lull between battles, in particular a British sergeant who embarks on a love affair with a local girl.
A wartime novel from the author of FROM THE CITY, FROM THE PLOUGH, in which the survivors of a British infantry company in Sicily find temporary happiness in a lull between battles, in particular a British sergeant who embarks on a love ...
Author: Alexander Baron
Category: Sicily (Italy)
IN SEARCH OF RELATIVES... RETURN TO AUSTRALIA... HEATBREAK... A NEW ERA... A STORY YOU WILL NOT FORGET.
At last, the train ground to a halt alongside the platform of the capital city of Victoria. 45 The city was a hustle and bustle of activity 147 ANGUS HYSLOP ...
Author: Angus Hyslop
This is the first environmental history of Russia's steppes. From the early-eighteenth century, settlers moved to the semi-arid but fertile grasslands from wetter, forested regions in central and northern Russia and Ukraine, and from central Europe. By the late-nineteenth century, they had turned the steppes into the bread basket of the Russian Empire and parts of Europe. But there was another side to this story. The steppe region was hit by recurring droughts, winds from the east whipped up dust storms, the fertile black earth suffered severe erosion, crops failed, and in the worst years there was famine. David Moon analyses how naturalists and scientists came to understand the steppe environment, including the origins of the fertile black earth. He also analyses how scientists tried to understand environmental change, including climate change. Farmers, and the scientists who advised them, tried different ways to deal with the recurring droughts: planting trees, irrigation, and cultivating the soil in ways that helped retain scarce moisture. More sustainable, however, were techniques of cultivation to retain scarce moisture in the soil. Among the pioneers were Mennonite settlers. Such approaches aimed to work with the environment, rather than trying to change it by planting trees or supplying more water artificially. The story is similar to the Dust Bowl on the Great Plains of the USA, which share a similar environment and environmental history. David Moon places the environmental story of the steppes in the wider context of the environmental history of European colonialism around the globe.
A source from 1845 indicated that in the vicinity of the city, where there had once been forests that could provide timber fit for construction, ...
Author: David Moon
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Siedlung - Landwirtschaft - Archäobotanik - Romanisierung - Siedlungsgeschichte.
Whittaker , C.R. , 1990 : The consumer city revisited : the vicus and the city , JRA 3 , 110-118 . Wightman , E.M. , 1974 : La Gaul chevelue entre César et ...
Author: Nico Roymans
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Category: Social Science
Law in the Courts of Love traces the literary history and diversity of past legal systems. These 'minor jurisprudences' range from the spiritual laws of the courts of conscience to the code and judgements of love handed down by women's courts in medieval France. Professor Goodrich presents the 15th Century Courts of Love in Paris as one instance of an alternative jurisdiction drawn from the diversities of the legal and literary past. Their textual records are correspondingly mixed in genre, being in the form of poems, narratives, plays, treaties and judicial decisions. More broadly, these studies trace certain boundaries of modern law and make up one of many forms of legal knowledge which escape today's vision of a unitary law. The author believes that the unquesionable faith in a unity law and its distance from person and emotion is precisely what makes impossible the attention to the individual that justice ultimately requires. Law in the Courts of Love shows how the historical diversity of forms and procedures of law can competently form the basis for critical revisions of contemporary legal doctrine and professional practice. This book will be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of law and literature, critical legal studies and legal history, or anyone wishing to specialise in feminist legal theory.
city, is the plough. The common law divisions base themselves upon a civilian definition of dimensions, the underlying principle of which can be found ...
Author: Peter Goodrich
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
From The City, From The Plough, A first novel, by Alexander Baron, has been in
the bookshops for a couple of months now.. It is a success; critics of every sort
have praised it highly. The book is a great deal better than many contemporary ...
She hoped we would not become spoilt by city vices , and led astray by city
vanities and dissipations , and what not , at all of which I laughed heartily , as I
could well afford to do , when I thought of the distance it would place between her
Author: Caleb Earl Wright
Category: Bucks County (Pa.)
They a plough is built , with a plough overproposed , at least , to " rebuild their
temple 15 thrown . ... The war . ploughing of the city was the last of those The
Jews fulfilled our Lord's words , mournful memories , which made the month I am
Author: Edward Bouverie Pusey
PASSION... LOVE... WAR... COURAGE... HEARTBREAK... GREED AND GUILT... A TRULY UNFORGETABLE STORY AND EXCELLENT READING...
The other three men waited for him, still fascinated by the hustle and bustle of city life, as carriages horse-drawn buses and a menagerie of people ...
Author: Angus Hyslop