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Tales From the Home Farm

Author : Michael Kelly
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Turn the doom and gloom into a better, more enjoyable way of living. Want to eat better, save money, work those muscles without the treadmill, know where your food comes from? This could be the new, recession-proof you! Five years ago Michael Kelly chucked in the corporate life to try his hand at ‘the good life’. It’s been the most rewarding thing he has ever done – and you could do it too. Make your back (or front) garden work for you; or maybe an allotment? Based on his own, sometimes hilarious experiences, Michael shares what he’s learned, taking us through the year on his small home farm. Included: What to grow and when. What’s worth it? What’s not? Hens and pigs – the ups and downs Cooking and storing your bounty The health benefits – physical and mental Linking up with others - food swapping and markets, and the return of the meitheal

On a Wisconsin Family Farm Historic Tales of Character Community and Culture

Author : Corey A. Geiger
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On a Wisconsin Family Farm flings the barn doors wide open to a cast of characters that built America's Dairyland. A maternal maverick, Anna Satorie, went against cultural-norms and became the sole owner of her family's homestead in 1905. The next year, Anna married John Burich, and the couple went about building a thrifty family farm. Pioneer life was fraught with trials and tribulations as polio and tuberculosis claimed loved ones and the fabricated death of a bootlegging brother turned gangsters away from the farm. Neighbors pitched in as members of the immigrant class aided one another to construct farmsteads and support one another through unsanctioned bank loans, daring dynamite work and barn raisings. Leasing work aside, this community also threw parties met by the rooster's early-dawn crow. Corey Geiger, international agricultural journalist, pairs his rural roots and lively storytelling talents to capture six generations of local tales. Book jacket.

Telling Tales

Author : Jane Yeadon
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Telling Tales is a nostalgic and beautifully written account of growing up on a small family farm which vividly evokes a way of life that, although so recent, is now all but forgotten. For Jane Yeadon, growing up on a farm in the north of Scotland in the 1950s was at times idyllic - but it could also be incredibly challenging. And when her father died in a tragic motorbike accident, it had a devastating effect on everyone as they struggled to make ends meet and hold on to the farm. While her mother turned her hand to writing popular newspaper articles on the life of a tenant crofter to make extra money, Jane and her big sister Elizabeth helped out Dod, the farm grieve, with the daily hard work around the farm. And there was always lots to do as Jane began to find her place in the scheme of things while experiencing country life, the village school and meeting a whole host of unforgettable characters along the way.

Nicko The Tale of a Vervet Monkey on an African Farm

Author : Penny Haw
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This is the true tale of Alice Kirk and Nicko, the baby vervet monkey that was found abandoned on her home farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Alice and her husband Jack shared their home with a menagerie of animals – both domestic and wild! Alice agreed to raise Nicko and he remained there as her companion until he died of old age at 17. The story encompasses his interaction with the other animals of the household, as well as humans. It carries the reader through a range of adventures and emotions from the wonderfully whacky and hilarious to alarming and sometimes sad. Author Penny Haw is the granddaughter of Alice and throughout her childhood, Penny was entertained with the stories of Nicko’s escapades. She now retells these tales in the first person through Alice’s ‘voice’. Children (of all ages) will enjoy them, and the relationship between Nicko and Alice, and Nicko and the other animal species, will fascinate all animal lovers.

Tales from the Big House Temple Newsam

Author : Steve Ward
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Situated only 4 miles southeast of the bustling cosmopolitan city of Leeds lies a jewel in the crown of British stately homes. Set in 1,200 acres of rolling parkland and woods is Temple Newsam House, once described as the Hampton Court of the North.The estate has survived almost 900 years of history. Although first mentioned in the Domesday Book, it was the Knights Templar who gave the name to the land. The house that now stands on the site was begun in 1518 and has witnessed many events: the execution for treason of one of its owners; the birth of Lord Darnley, unlucky husband of Mary Queen of Scots; the Civil War rivalry of a family; the home of a flirtatious mistress of the Prince of Wales (later George IV); and the suffering of the First World War, when it was used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers.The house and estate is now owned by the Leeds City Council and is open as a public park for all to enjoy. The house itself is part of Leeds Museums and Galleries and displays many different collections and exhibitions. On the estate is a working farm, known as Home Farm, which is the largest working rare breed center in the UK and is a popular attraction for many visitors.

60 GOTHIC CLASSICS Boxed Set Dark Fantasy Novels Supernatural Mysteries Horror Tales Gothic Romances

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
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This meticulously edited collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Frankenstein The Orphan of the Rhine Nightmare Abbey The Tell-Tale Heart The Fall of the House of Usher The Cask of Amontillado The Masque of the Red Death The Castle of Otranto Vathek The Castle of Wolfenbach Caleb Williams The Mysteries of Udolpho The Italian The Monk Wieland Northanger Abbey The Black Cat The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Vampyre The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Melmoth the Wanderer The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner The Hunchback of Notre-Dame The Phantom Ship St, John's Eve Viy The Mysterious Portrait Jane Eyre Wuthering Heights Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street The House of the Seven Gables Rappaccini's Daughter The Birth Mark The Lifted Veil The Woman in White Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde The Mystery of Edwin Drood Carmilla Uncle Silas The Hound of the Baskervilles The Picture of Dorian Gray The Horla The Forsaken Inn The Great God Pan Lilith The Lost Stradivarius The Island of Doctor Moreau The Beetle The Turn of the Screw Dracula The Jewel of Seven Stars (Original 1903 Edition) The Monkey's Paw The Necromancers The Phantom of the Opera Clarimonde The Mummy's Foot The House on the Borderland The Boats of the Glen Carrig Wolverden Tower

G A HENTY Ultimate Collection 100 Historical Novels Adventure Tales Short Stories

Author : G. A. Henty
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e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited G. A. Henty collection: Novels: A Search for a Secret All But Lost Out on the Pampas The Young Franc-Tireurs The Young Buglers The Cornet of Horse In Times of Peril Facing Death, The Hero of the Vaughan Pit Winning His Spurs (Boy Knight) Friends Though Divided Jack Archer Under Drake's Flag By Sheer Pluck With Clive in India In Freedom's Cause St. George For England True to the Old Flag The Young Colonists The Dragon and the Raven For Name and Fame The Lion of the North Through the Fray The Bravest of the Brave A Final Reckoning The Young Carthaginian With Wolfe in Canada Bonnie Prince Charlie For the Temple In the Reign of Terror Orange and Green Captain Bayley's Heir The Cat of Bubastes The Curse of Carne's Hold The Lion of St. Mark By Pike and Dyke One of the 28th With Lee in Virginia By England's Aid By Right of Conquest Chapter of Adventures Maori and Settler The Dash For Khartoum Held Fast for England Redskin and Cowboy Beric the Briton Condemned as a Nihilist In Greek Waters Rujub, the Juggler Dorothy's Double A Jacobite Exile Saint Bartholomew's Eve Through the Sikh War In the Heart of the Rockies When London Burned A Girl of the Commune Wulf The Saxon A Knight of the White Cross Through Russian Snows The Tiger of Mysore At Agincourt On the Irrawaddy The Queen's Cup With Cochrane the Dauntless Colonel Thorndyke's Secret A March on London With Frederick the Great With Moore at Corunna Among Malay Pirates At Aboukir and Acre Both Sides the Border The Golden Cañon The Stone Chest The Lost Heir Under Wellington's Command In the Hands of the Cave Dwellers No Surrender! A Roving Commission Won by the Sword In the Irish Brigade Out With Garibaldi With Buller in Natal At the Point of the Bayonet To Herat and Cabul With Roberts to Pretoria The Treasure of the Incas With Kitchener in the Soudan With the British Legion Through Three Campaigns With the Allies to Pekin By Conduct and Courage Short Stories Historical Works Other Writings

Nature s Secret Tales

Author : Bee Frances
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Nature's Secret Tales are good funFor girls and boys and dads and mums;So enjoy all that Nature bringsInside this book of living things.

WESSEX TALES Complete Series Illustrated

Author : Thomas Hardy
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Wessex Novels and Tales of Thomas Hardy are set in the south and southwest of England, in the area Hardy named "Wessex" after the medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom that existed in this part of that country prior to the unification of England by Æthelstan. These tales depict strong characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances. Wessex Novels: Under the Greenwood Tree Far from the Madding Crowd The Return of the Native The Mayor of Casterbridge The Woodlanders Tess of the d'Urbervilles Jude the Obscure A Pair of Blue Eyes The Trumpet-Major Two on a Tower The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid The Well-Beloved Wessex Tales: An Imaginative Woman The Three Strangers The Withered Arm Fellow-Townsmen Interlopers at the Knap The Distracted Preacher Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. He was highly critical of much in Victorian society, especially on the declining status of rural people in Britain, such as those from his native South West England. His most famous novels include Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Far from the Madding Crowd and Jude the Obscure.

Wessex Tales Series 18 Novels Stories Complete Collection

Author : Thomas Hardy
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This ebook collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Wessex Novels and Tales of Thomas Hardy are set in the south and southwest of England, in the area Hardy named "Wessex" after the medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom that existed in this part of that country prior to the unification of England by Æthelstan. These tales depict strong characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances. Wessex Novels: Under the Greenwood Tree Far from the Madding Crowd The Return of the Native The Mayor of Casterbridge The Woodlanders Tess of the d'Urbervilles Jude the Obscure A Pair of Blue Eyes The Trumpet-Major Two on a Tower The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid The Well-Beloved Wessex Tales: An Imaginative Woman The Three Strangers The Withered Arm Fellow-Townsmen Interlopers at the Knap The Distracted Preacher Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. He was highly critical of much in Victorian society, especially on the declining status of rural people in Britain, such as those from his native South West England. His most famous novels include Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Far from the Madding Crowd and Jude the Obscure.