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The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

  • Author: Lars Mytting
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0857056050
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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The Times bestseller by the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD, a family story of epic scale. "An intricate story about war, family, secrets and,yes, wood ... An engaging, satisfying read" The Times "So cleverly plotted, and it builds up such effortless dramatic momentum as it zeroes in on its conclusion" Scotsman Edvard grows up on a remote mountain farmstead in Norway with his taciturn grandfather, Sverre. The death of his parents, when he was three years old, has always been shrouded in mystery - he has never been told how or where it took place and has only a distant memory of his mother. But he knows that the fate of his grandfather's brother, Einar, is somehow bound up with this mystery. One day a coffin is delivered for his grandfather long before his death - a meticulous, beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Perhaps Einar is not dead after all. Edvard's desperate quest to unlock the family's tragic secrets takes him on a long journey - from Norway to the Shetlands, and to the battlefields of France - to the discovery of a very unusual inheritance. The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is about the love of wood and finding your own self, a beautifully intricate and moving tale that spans an entire century. Mytting's book is as much a romantic historical thriller as it is a book of promise, a page-turner as it is a reflective journey into selfhood, history, life's meaning and individual moral responsibility - Mika Provata-Carlone, Bookanista Translated from the Norwegian by Paul Russell Garrett

Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

Non-fiction Book of the Year 2016

  • Author: Lars Mytting
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1782066624
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 192
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THE BRITISH BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 Whether you're a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, NORWEGIAN WOOD is the perfect fireside read, and an ideal seasonal gift. Chopping and stacking wood is a pastime where the world makes sense once more. Because our relationship to fire is so ancient, so universal, it seems that in learning about wood, you can also learn about life. And who better to impart this wisdom than an expert from Scandinavia, where the extreme climate has obliged generations to hone and share their skills with tools, wood and heat production. Lars Mytting has distilled the wisdom of enthusiasts, from experienced lifelong growers, stackers and burners to researchers and professionals of combustion and tree culture. Part guide to the best practice in every aspect of working with this renewable energy source, part meditation on the human instinct for survival, this definitive handbook on the art of chopping, stacking and drying wood in the Scandinavian way has resonated across the world, with more than half a million copies sold worldwide. NORWEGIAN WOOD and THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK make the ultimate companion set.

Norwegian Wood Activity Book

Norwegian Wood Activity Book

  • Author: Lars Mytting
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780857056573
  • Category: Games & Activities
  • Page: 64
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Following the extraordinary international success of NORWEGIAN WOOD, the bestselling manual for chopping, stacking and drying wood the Scandinavian way, THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK offers something for all the family, including: · Top Trunks · Spot the difference · Dot-to-dot and mazes · Cut out and colour the woodchoppers' clothing · Step-by-step guides to laying the perfect fire and building a round stack · And magnificent frozen landscapes THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK is an original gift for all seasons and the perfect fireside companion, to bring warmth and entertainment to armchair enthusiasts and active woodcutters alike.

English Writers ...

English Writers ...

With an Introductory Sketch of the Four Periods of English Literature

  • Author: Henry Morley
  • Publisher: London : Chapman and Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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From Chaucer to Dunbar

From Chaucer to Dunbar

  • Author: Henry Morley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: 462
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The First Day on the Somme

The First Day on the Somme

  • Author: Martin Middlebrook
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473814243
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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After an immense but useless bombardment, at 7.30 am. On 1 July 1916 the British Army went over the top and attacked the German trenches. It was the first day of the battle of the Somme, and on that day the British suffered nearly 60,000 casualties, two for every yard of their front. With more than fifty times the daily losses at El Alamein and fifteen times the British casualties on D-day, 1 July 1916 was the blackest day in the history of the British Army. But, more than that, as Lloyd George recognised, it was a watershed in the history of the First World War. The Army that attacked on that day was the volunteer Army that had answered Kitchener's call. It had gone into action confident of a decisive victory. But by sunset on the first day on the Somme, no one could any longer think of a war that might be won. Martin Middlebrook's research has covered not just official and regimental histories and tours of the battlefields, but interviews with hundreds of survivors, both British and German. As to the action itself, he conveys the overall strategic view and the terrifying reality that it was for front-line soldiers.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

  • Author: Fran Brearton,Alan Gillis
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191636754
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 743
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Forty chapters, written by leading scholars across the world, describe the latest thinking on modern Irish poetry. The Handbook begins with a consideration of Yeats's early work, and the legacy of the 19th century. The broadly chronological areas which follow, covering the period from the 1910s through to the 21st century, allow scope for coverage of key poetic voices in Ireland in their historical and political context. From the experimentalism of Beckett, MacGreevy, and others of the modernist generation, to the refashioning of Yeats's Ireland on the part of poets such as MacNeice, Kavanagh, and Clarke mid-century, through to the controversially titled post-1969 'Northern Renaissance' of poetry, this volume will provide extensive coverage of the key movements of the modern period. The Handbook covers the work of, among others, Paul Durcan, Thomas Kinsella, Brendan Kennelly, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, and Ciaran Carson. The thematic sections interspersed throughout - chapters on women's poetry, religion, translation, painting, music, stylistics - allow for comparative studies of poets north and south across the century. Central to the guiding spirit of this project is the Handbook's consideration of poetic forms, and a number of essays explore the generic diversity of poetry in Ireland, its various manipulations, reinventions and sometimes repudiations of traditional forms. The last essays in the book examine the work of a 'new' generation of poets from Ireland, concentrating on work published in the last two decades by Justin Quinn, Leontia Flynn, Sinead Morrissey, David Wheatley, Vona Groarke, and others.

English Writers. V.1, Pts. 1-2; 2

English Writers. V.1, Pts. 1-2; 2

  • Author: Henry Morley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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From the Somme to Victory

From the Somme to Victory

The British Army's Experience on the Western Front 1916-1918

  • Author: Peter Simkins
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473841046
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Peter Simkins has established a reputation over the last forty years as one of the most original and stimulating historians of the First World War. He has made a major contribution to the debate about the performance of the British Army on the Western Front. This collection of his most perceptive and challenging essays, which concentrates on British operations in France between 1916 and 1918, shows that this reputation is richly deserved. He focuses on key aspects of the army's performance in battle, from the first day of the Somme to the Hundred Days, and gives a fascinating insight into the developing theory and practice of the army as it struggled to find a way to break through the German line. His rigorous analysis undermines some of the common assumptions - and the myths - that still cling to the history of these British battles.

Somme Mud

Somme Mud

  • Author: E P F Lynch
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407033557
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 432
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'It's the end of the 1916 winter and the conditions are almost unbelievable. We live in a world of Somme mud. We sleep in it, work in it, fight in it, wade in it and many of us die in it. We see it, feel it, eat it and curse it, but we can't escape it, not even by dying...' Edward Lynch enlisted when he was just 18 - one of thousands of fresh-faced men who were proudly waved off by the crowds as they embarked for France. It was 1916 and the majority had no idea of the reality of the Somme trenches, of the traumatised soldiers they would encounter there, of the innumerable, awful contradictions of war. Private Lynch was one of those who survived, and on his return home, wrote Somme Mud in pencil in over 20 school exercise books, perhaps in the hope of coming to terms with all that he had witnessed there? Written from the perspective of an ordinary 'Tommy' and told with dignity, candour and surprising wit, Somme Mud is a testament to the human spirit: for out of the mud that threatened to suck out a man's soul rises a compelling story of humanity and friendship. For all who are marking the centenary of the Great War, it is a rare and precious find.