London Villages

Explore the City's Best Local Neighbourhoods

Author: Zena Alkayat

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011486

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 749

There are dozens of tucked away ‘villages’ in London, from Columbia Road to Clarendon Cross. These small, locally-known enclaves give the capital its inimitable character. Featuring thirty of the most unique and vibrant neighbourhoods in London, this is your key to exploring the city in a new way. With atmospheric photographs and an illustrated map for each village, a short text sums up its spirit, history and location, before expertly highlighting the best independent shops, markets, cafés and public spaces to visit.

G.K.C. as M.C.

A Collection of 37 Rare G. K. Chesterton Essays

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498224113

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 8992

This collection of thirty-seven essays by G. K. Chesterton was first collected in 1929 and constitutes the cream of introductions and prefaces he had contributed by that date. Some of them, such as his startling essay on Job, are well known, but most of them have not seen the light of day since this volume drifted into obscurity. Some of these pieces are about people as well known as Matthew Arnold or Dr. Johnson, and the bulk of these are on literary figures; but others may veer on to such topics as Magna Carta or drinking songs. When Chesterton began writing for the Illustrated London News, his editors asked him not to write on religion or politics; he casually mentioned that there are no other subjects and quietly went about his business. These essays are like that. Each is fraught with one or the other topic--fraught because they are in danger of making us think.

The Village London Atlas

The Growth of Victorian London 1822-1903

Author: N.A

Publisher: Seven Hills Books


Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 528

The Village London Atlas is designed to show, area by area, the growth of Greater London during the Victorian era, using the Ordnance Survey maps of 1822, 1860 and 1902 ranged in a series of sets of three double-page spreads, 96 in all. At an approximate scale of two inches to the mile each spread covers an area of 40 square miles.


A Social History

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674538399

Category: History

Page: 431

View: 2018

An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical Age into an important medieval city and significant Renaissance urban center to a modern colossus--full of a free people ever evolving. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with vigor and wit. 58 photos.

Introducing Media Studies

A Graphic Guide

Author: Ziauddin Sardar

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848319657

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 5477

No one can escape the influence of the media. Every day we watch hours of TV, listen to the radio, read newspapers and magazines, go to the cinema, sit in front of videos or surf the Web. These information commodities exercise enormous influence and power over all of us. "Introducing Media Studies" explores the complex relationship between the media, ideology, knowledge and power. It provides a scintillating tour of media history and presents a coherent view of the media industry, media theory and methods in media research. It explains how 'the audience' is constructed and how it in turn interprets the content and meaning of media representation. We also learn how to analyse film, deconstruct advertising and appreciate how TV and the press shape public opinion. The media is a condition of our existence and, in an unprecedented way, the pervading shape of our history. No one can afford to neglect a critical understanding of its omnipresence. Here is an entertaining and informative book, accessible to students and general readers concerned with the increasing power, influence and proliferation of the media.

The Illustrated Book of Ballet Stories

Author: Barbara Newman,Gill Tomblin

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789454669

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3163

Text and pictures show scenes and steps from "Sleeping Beauty," "Giselle," "Coppelia," "Swan Lake," and "The Nutcracker."

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages

Author: Robert Fossier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521266451

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 5007

This is the long-anticipated second volume of one of the finest general introductions to the medieval world of recent times, first published in French by Armand Colin. Lavishly illustrated, with many accompanying maps and charts, each volume presents a synthesis of current scholarly research and interpretation, carefully checked, translated, and revised for an English-speaking readership. Volume 2 begins at the turn of the millennium and covers the extraordinary rebirth of Europe, in terms of demographic expansion, agrarian settlement and organization, the establishment of towns and villages, the ascendancy of the feudal system, the appearance of formal states and kingdoms, and the dramatic controlling ascendancy of the Western Church. In the East, despite the external appearance of grandeur, the Islamic countries were being torn apart by mutual rivalry, while the Byzantine empire lost massive border territories through political and economic incompetence. As in Volumes 1 (350-950) and 3 (1250-1520), full coverage is given to both East and West, and their artistic heritage is vividly displayed in many of the color plates. A comprehensive bibliography is also included as an aid to further investigation, whether by general readers or by students of the period.

The History Of England

Illustrated with Maps, Genealogical Tables, and the Heads and Monuments of the Kings, Engraven on Seventy Seven Copper Plates

Author: Paul Rapin de Thoyras,Nicholas Tindal

Publisher: N.A



Page: 807

View: 2606

The New York Times

36 Hours, London & Beyond

Author: Barbara Ireland

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836562584

Category: Travel

Page: 80

View: 840

Britain in a weekend Bite-sized itineraries in and around London Simultaneously a fast-paced contemporary metropolis and a venerable center of history and culture, London seduces the traveler with infinite possibilities for an action-packed weekend. Now, with the help of The New York Times and its expert travel writers and photographers, you can refine choices and cut through tourist clichés to get the best of British in just 36 hours. Through treasure-house museums and cutting-edge galleries, classic pubs and top-notch theater, picture-perfect lunch spots and legendary curry houses, discover the best of this buzzing world capital with a selection of lively itineraries, including thematic and neighborhood specials such as Literary London, London with Children, East London, and Hampstead. And if it's time to venture further afield, choose from a selection of glorious weekend trips from the Highlands of Scotland to sleepy Welsh villages, the dreaming spires of Oxford to nonstop partying in Brighton. Featured destinations: London, Literary London, East London, London with Children, Hampstead, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, Liverpool, South Wales, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the Highlands & Isle of Skye.

The Village Effect

How Face-To-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

Author: Susan Pinker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781400069576


Page: 368

View: 2370

A developmental psychologist and award-winning author of The Sexual Paradox shares scientific insights and examples from real life to explain the importance of face-to-face social interactions in relationships, arguing that in-person human contact promotes health and happiness.

London's Shadows

The Dark Side of the Victorian City

Author: Drew D. Gray

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847252427

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 5631

In 1888 London was the capital of the greatest empire the world had ever known. In the West End the glittering lamps illuminated the homes of the rich and the emporiums that displayed the countless luxuries that they enjoyed. This was a city that reflected the wealth of the Victorian age, but there was also a dark side to Victorian London: vice and crime, degradation, poverty and despair. When an unknown killer began murdering prostitutes in Whitechapel the horrors of the East End were brought out of the shadows. In 1888 London was the capital of the most powerful empire the world had ever known and the largest city in Europe. In the West End a new city was growing, populated by the middle classes, the epitome of 'Victorian values'. Across the city the situation was very different. The East End of London had long been considered a nether world, a dark and dangerous place, and it embodied many of the fears of respectable Victorians. Using the Whitechapel murders of Jack the Ripper as a focal point, London's Shadows explores prostitution and poverty, revolutionary politics and Irish terrorism, immigration, the criminal underclass and the developing role of the Metropolitan Police. It also considers how the sensationalist New Journalism took the news of the Ripper murders to the furthest corners of the Empire. This is a new and fresh portrait of London at the height of Victoria's reign, revealing the dark underbelly of the city's history.

Truth, Love and a Little Malice

An Autobiography

Author: Khushwant Singh

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143029571

Category: Authors, English

Page: 423

View: 6461

Born In 1915 In Pre-Partition Punjab, Khushwant Singh, Perhaps India S Most Widely Read And Controversial Writer, Has Been Witness To Most Of The Major Events In Modern Indian History From Independence And Partition To The Emergency And Operation Blue Star And Has Known Many Of The Figures Who Have Shaped It. With Clarity And Candour, He Writes Of Leaders Like Jawaharlal Nehru And Indira Gandhi, The Terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, The Talented And Scandalous Painter Amrita Shergil, And Everyday People Who Became Butchers During Partition. Writing Of His Own Life, Too, Khushwant Singh Remains Unflinchingly Forthright. He Records His Professional Triumphs And Failures As A Lawyer, Journalist, Writer And Member Of Parliament; The Comforts And Disappointments In His Marriage Of Over Sixty Years; His First, Awkward Sexual Encounter; His Phobia Of Ghosts And His Fascination With Death; The Friends Who Betrayed Him, And Also Those Whom He Failed.