Category: Britain

Download E-books Redeeming Features: A Memoir PDF

By Nicholas Haslam

From British inside clothier Nicholas Haslam, a stunning and witty account of a frenetic and whole life—from the Forties to the present—in Europe and the United States, in a crowd of buddies and buddies that incorporates almost all the cultural icons of our time.

Haslam has discovered himself on the heart of a few of the main attention-grabbing circles anyplace he is—at events, beginning nights, royal weddings. In London within the past due Nineteen Fifties he crossed paths—and more—with Cecil Beaton, Francis Bacon, Diana Cooper, Greta Garbo, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, David Bailey, and Noël Coward. A time dwelling within the nonetheless unspoiled south of France was once an schooling in every thing from the paintings of Buñuel to the fashion of toreros like Dominguín and Ordóñez. In Paris he met Jean Cocteau and Janet Flanner, and, in Saint-Tropez, danced with Brigitte Bardot. within the Nineteen Sixties, in long island, he encountered Dorothy Parker, Cole Porter, Andy Warhol, Jack Kennedy, Joan Didion, and Marilyn Monroe whereas operating within the artwork division at Vogue and later as paintings director, following Henry Wolf, at Huntington Hartford’s Show journal. After Show, Haslam moved to a ranch in Arizona to elevate Arabian horses—Truman Capote and John Richardson, between others, got here to stay—and he started designing and commuting to l. a. to accessorize for the stars.

Back in England within the Eighties, he labored on David Bailey’s Ritz journal, attended the marriage of his cousin Diana Spencer, and designed for everybody from the financier James Goldsmith to rock celebrity Bryan Ferry.

Redeeming gains is approximately even more than documenting a lifestyles one of the celebrated and the eccentric: it's a vibrant, from time to time funny and relocating portrait of a lifestyle that has all yet disappeared. Haslam has an exacting eye for the telling element and his tale is a compelling and fully interesting record of our occasions.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books Redeeming Features: A Memoir PDF"

Download E-books Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction PDF

The nice fireplace, the Black demise, flip-flopping spiritual persecution, the overthrow and reinstatement of the monarchy. The Stuart Britain period, a notch at the timeline spanning approximately 1603-1714, is without doubt one of the best instances within the historical past of england. John Morrill's Stuart Britain: A Very brief Introduction brings us the foremost occasions, characters, and problems with the day. specified consciousness is given to the defeat King Charles I by means of the Parliamentary military, and the successive waves of authoritarian Puritan, Protestant and Catholic rule which undefined. Vividly illustrated and entire of exciting info, this can be an excellent creation a desirable time.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction PDF"

Download E-books A History of Philosophy, Volume 8: Modern Philosophy: Empiricism, Idealism, and Pragmatism in Britain and America PDF

By Frederick Copleston

Conceived initially as a major presentation of the advance of philosophy for Catholic seminary scholars, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A historical past Of Philosophy has journeyed some distance past the modest goal of its writer to common acclaim because the top background of philosophy in English.
Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of significant erudition who as soon as tangled with A. J. Ayer in a fabled debate concerning the lifestyles of God and the potential of metaphysics, knew that seminary scholars have been fed a woefully insufficient nutrition of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with such a lot of history's nice thinkers used to be lowered to simplistic caricatures. Copleston got down to redress the incorrect by means of writing a whole background of Western philosophy, one crackling with incident and highbrow pleasure -- and one who offers complete position to every philosopher, offering his concept in a superbly rounded demeanour and exhibiting his hyperlinks to those that went prior to and to those that got here after him.
The results of Copleston's prodigious labors is a heritage of philosophy that's not likely ever to be handed. notion journal summed up the final contract between students and scholars alike whilst it reviewed Copleston's A background of Philosophy as "broad-minded and goal, entire and scholarly, unified and good proportioned... we can't suggest [it] too highly."

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books A History of Philosophy, Volume 8: Modern Philosophy: Empiricism, Idealism, and Pragmatism in Britain and America PDF"

Download E-books A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia PDF

By Thomas Keneally

During this lively heritage of the awesome first 4 years of the convict cost of Australia, Thomas Keneally deals us a human view of a desirable piece of historical past. Combining the authority of a popular historian with an excellent narrative aptitude, Keneally offers us an inside of view of this remarkable scan from the viewpoint of the recent colony’s governor, Arthur Phillips. utilizing own journals and records, Keneally re-creates the hellish out of the country voyage and the demanding situations Phillips confronted upon arrival: unruly convicts, disgruntled officials, bewildered and opposed natives, foodstuff shortages, and disorder. He additionally bargains fascinating portrayals of Aborigines and of convict settlers who have been made up our minds to start their lives anew. A Commonwealth of Thieves immerses us within the fledgling penal colony and inspires the thrills and hardships of these first 4 inconceivable years.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia PDF"

Download E-books All the Birds, Singing: A Novel PDF

By Evie Wyld

From one among Granta’s top younger British Novelists, an emotionally robust, award-winning novel approximately an intruder haunted by way of an inescapable earlier.

Jake Whyte has retreated to a distant farmhouse on a craggy British island, a spot of ceaseless rains and battering winds, with in simple terms her collie and a flock of sheep as partners. yet something—or someone—has all started selecting off her sheep one after the other. There are foxes within the woods, an odd guy wandering the island, and rumors of a mysterious beast prowling at evening. and there's Jake’s relentless past—one she attempted to flee hundreds of thousands of miles away and years in the past, hid in obdurate silence and isolation and the scars that stripe her again. With unparalleled artistry, All the Birds, Singing plumbs a lifetime of fierce fight and survival, sounding depths of unforeseen good looks and hard-won redemption.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books All the Birds, Singing: A Novel PDF"

Download E-books A New Kind of Bleak: Journeys through Urban Britain PDF

By Owen Hatherley

In A consultant to the recent Ruins of serious Britain, Owen Hatherley skewered New Labour’s architectural legacy in all its witless swagger. Now, within the 12 months of the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, he units out to explain what the Coalition’s altogether diversified method of financial mismanagement and civic irresponsibility is doing to the locations the place the British live.

In a trip that starts and results in the capital, Hatherley takes us from Plymouth and Brighton to Belfast and Aberdeen, when it comes to the eerie urbanism of the Welsh valleys and the much-mocked splendour of modernist Coventry. in all places outdoors the bogus Southeast, the construction has stopped in cities and towns, which languish as they look ahead to the subsequent bout of self-defeating austerity.

Hatherley writes with unrivalled aggression concerning the disarray of recent Britain, and but this is still a e-book approximately chances remembered, approximately not likely successes in the course of doubtless inexorable failure. For in addition to trash, old and glossy, Hatherley reveals symptoms of the hopeful nation Britain as soon as was once and tricks of what it could actually develop into.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books A New Kind of Bleak: Journeys through Urban Britain PDF"

Download E-books The Complete Poems and Translations (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Christopher Marlowe, Stephen Orgel

The crucial lyric works of the nice Elizabethan playwright--newly revised and updated

even though most sensible recognized for his plays--and for dating hazard as a gay, a secret agent, and an outspoken atheist--Christopher Marlowe used to be additionally an entire and celebrated poet. This long-awaited up-to-date and revised version of his poems and translations includes his entire lyric works--from his translations of Ovidian elegies to his most famed poem, "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," to the extraordinary epic mythological poem "Hero and Leander."

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books The Complete Poems and Translations (Penguin Classics) PDF"

Download E-books 1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterloo PDF

The yr 1815 used to be the yr of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleon's eu pursuits and ushered in a century principally of peace for Britain. yet what kind of kingdom have been Wellington's troops combating for? and what sort of society did they go back to?

Overseas, the boundaries of empire have been increasing whereas at domestic the inhabitants persisted the chilliness of monetary recession.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books 1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterloo PDF"

Download E-books Daughters of Maeve: 50 Irish Women Who Changed the World PDF

By Gina Sigillito

For enormous quantities of Years...In eire and the recent World...
Irish girls Have Made a Difference

From precedent days to the current, Irish girls have made their mark in instances of peace and struggle, in eire and the United States. With their accomplishments mostly missed by way of the background books, those impressive girls have fought for equality, struggled for independence, and met the problem of kingdom development. brave, passionate, artistic, capable of stand tall at the battlefield--and within the kitchen--their tales will encourage courageous ladies far and wide, for the daughters of Maeve have accomplished amazing feats opposed to tremendous odds. Meet ladies such as--

Brigid . . . saint and patroness of Ireland
Grace O'Malley . . . pirate queen of Connacht
Queen Maeve . . . old warrior
Clara Dillon Darrow . . . suffragist
mom Jones . . . union leader
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy . . . U.S. first lady
Sinead O'Connor . . . singer
Mary Robinson . . . president of Ireland
Maureen O'Hara . . . actress
Sandra Day O'Connor . . . superb court docket justice
Maud Gonne . . . Irish revolutionary

This necessary reference will circulate, teach, and empower readers to arrive for his or her goals as they stand at the shoulders of serious Irish women.

Show description

Continue reading "Download E-books Daughters of Maeve: 50 Irish Women Who Changed the World PDF"