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 Literature

Awards:Long-listed for Baillie Gifford Prize 2017.

Edward Lear's poems follow and break the rules. They abide by the logic of syntax, the linking of rhyme and the dance of rhythm, and these 'nonsenses' are full of joy - yet set against darkness. Where do these human-like animals and birds and these odd adventures ... read more

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: 9780571269549
: Faber & Faber
: Faber & Faber
: 234mm X 156mm
: United Kingdom
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: Jenny Uglow
: 608
: 821.8
: English
: Main
: Hardback
: books
Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense
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 History

In the village of Wreay, near Carlisle, stands the strangest and most magical church in Victorian England. This vivid, original book tells the story of its builder, Sarah Losh, strong-willed and passionate and unusual in every way. Born into an old Cumbrian family, heiress to an industria... read more

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: 9780571269518
: Faber and Faber
: Faber and Faber
: 198mm X 126mm
: United Kingdom
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: Jenny Uglow
: 344
: 942.78081
: Paperback
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The Pinecone
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 History

Awards:Shortlisted for BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2010.

Charles II was thirty when he crossed the Channel in fine May weather in 1660. His Restoration was greeted with maypoles and bonfires, like spring after long years of Cromwell's rule. But there was no going back, no way he could 'restore' the old. Certa... read more

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: 9780571217342
: Faber and Faber
: Faber and Faber
: 198mm X 126mm X 38mm
: United Kingdom
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: Jenny Uglow
: Illustrations (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.)
: 592
: 942.066092
: 1
: Paperback
: books
A Gambling Man: Charles II and The Restoration
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We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic wars - but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry, an Irish village, a London bank or a Scottish mo... read more

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: 9780571269532
: Faber & Faber
: Faber & Faber Non-Fiction
: 198mm X 129mm
: United Kingdom
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: Jenny Uglow
: 752
: 941.073
: Main
: Paperback
: books
In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815
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Thomas Bewick wrote A History of British Birds at the end of the eighteenth century, just as Britain fell in love with nature. This was one of the wildlife books that marked the moment, the first 'field-guide' for ordinary people, illustrated by woodcuts of astoni... read more

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: 9780571223756
: Faber & Faber
: faber
: 19.70 cmmm X 13.50 cmmm X 2.60 cmmm
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: Jenny Uglow
: 480
: en
: Paperback
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Nature's Engraver : A Life of Thomas Bewick
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 Literature

Winner, 1995 Rose Mary Crawshay Prize. Jenny Uglow is a guest at the 2004 NZ Post Writers and Readers Week in Wellington.

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: 9780571203598
: faber
: faber
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: Jenny Uglow
: Paperback
: books
Elizabeth Gaskell
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 History

Awards:Winner of Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2003 and James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Biography) 2002.

Led by the larger-than-life Erasmus Darwin, the Lunar Society of Birmingham were a group of eighteenth-century amateur experimenters who met monthly on the Monday night nearest to the full moon. Echoing to the thud of pistons and the whe... read more

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: 9780571216109
: Faber Faber
: Faber Faber
: 20.00 cmmm X 12.80 cmmm X 3.30 cmmm
: United Kingdom
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: Jenny Uglow
: 16pp colour and 60 bw illustrations
: 588
: 609.22
: en
: 1
: Paperback
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The Lunar Men: the friends who made it to the future 1730-1810
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 Literature

One of the most brilliant writers of her day, George Eliot (1819-1880) was also one of the most talked about. Intellectual and independent, she had the strength to defy polite society with her highly unorthodox private life, so why did she deny her fictional characters the same opportunities?

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: 9781844084982
: Little, Brown Book Group
: Virago Press Ltd
: 198mm X 126mm X 25mm
: United Kingdom
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: Jenny Uglow
: 8pp
: 352
: 823.8
: Paperback
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George Eliot
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Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem really, really weird when it arrived on our shores? This lively 'potted' history of gardening in Britain takes us on a garden tour from the thorn hedges around prehistoric settlements t... read more

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: 9780712664943
: pimlico
: pimlico
: 210mm X 164mm X 29mm
: United Kingdom
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: Jenny Uglow
: illustrations, 16 colour pl line drawings
: 352
: 635.0941
: 1
: Paperback
: books
A Little History of British Gardening
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