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The Dun Cow Rib

The Dun Cow Rib

A Very Natural Childhood

  • Author: John Lister-Kaye
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • ISBN: 1786891468
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 368
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John Lister-Kaye has spent a lifetime exploring, protecting and celebrating the British landscape and its creatures. His memoir The Dun Cow Rib is the story of a boy's awakening to the wonders of the natural world. Lister-Kaye's joyous childhood holidays - spent scrambling through hedges and ditches after birds and small beasts, keeping pigeons in the loft and tracking foxes around the edge of the garden - were the perfect apprenticeship for his two lifelong passions: exploring the wonders of nature, and writing about them. Threaded through his adventures - from moving to the Scottish Highlands to work with Gavin Maxwell, to founding the famous Aigas Field Centre - is an elegy to his remarkable mother, and a wise and affectionate celebration of Britain's natural landscape.

The history of the parochial chapelry of Goosnargh

The history of the parochial chapelry of Goosnargh

  • Author: Henry Fishwick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 40
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Fact versus Fiction. A descent among writers on Bristol history and biography, etc

Fact versus Fiction. A descent among writers on Bristol history and biography, etc

  • Author: George PRYCE
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 109
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Sacred and Mythological Animals

Sacred and Mythological Animals

A Worldwide Taxonomy

  • Author: Yowann Byghan
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476679509
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 445
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From the household cat to horses that can fly, a surprisingly wide range of animals feature in religions and mythologies all across the world. The same animal can take on different roles: the raven can be a symbol of evil, a harbinger of death, a wise messenger or a shape-changing trickster. In Norse mythology, Odin's magical ravens perch on his shoulders and bring him news. This compendium draws upon religious texts and myths to explore the ways sacred traditions use animal images, themes and associations in rituals, ceremonies, texts, myths, literature and folklore across the world. Sections are organized by the main animal classifications such as mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians and insects. Each chapter covers one significant grouping (such as dogs, cats or horses), first describing an animal scientifically and then detailing the mythological attributes. Numerous examples cite texts or myths. A final section covers animal hybrids, animal monsters and mythical animals as well as stars, constellations and Zodiac symbols. An appendix describes basic details of the religions and mythologies covered. A glossary defines uncommon religious terms and explains scientific animal names.

Folklore of Northamptonshire

Folklore of Northamptonshire

  • Author: Peter Hill
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • ISBN: 0752499874
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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This book describes the reaction of the common people to some of the tumultuous events which occurred in Northamptonshire and shaped England's history, and how this gave rise to many colourful folklore traditions. Especially rich in dialect, vocabulary, legends, and wondrous stories that have been handed down through the ages, the character of Northamptonshire and its people is firmly rooted in its folklore. There are tales of literary folk and noblemen, but always at the heart of Northamptonshire's folklore are the traditional beliefs, stories, events and customs of the common people. Daily life itself contained numerous beliefs and maxims, omens and superstitions - often based on fear of the uncertain - as well as being full of music and verse, dance and song. These delightful, revealing and sometimes fanciful traditions have remained hidden until now.

The Second Book of the Dun Cow

The Second Book of the Dun Cow

Lamentations

  • Author: Walter Wangerin
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • ISBN: 1626810702
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 163
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From National Book Award-winning author Walter Wangerin, Jr. comes the thought-provoking sequel to The Book of the Dun Cow, with new and revised content. “[A] profoundly imagined and beautifully stylized fable of the immemorial war between good and evil.” –The New York Times “A beautifully written fantasy anchored starkly in reality.” –The Washington Post Seeking peace and respite after their devastating battle with the Wyrm, Chauntecleer and his wife Pertelote again lead the animals of the Coop. But their quest is interrupted when Wyrm once again insinuates himself into the lives of the animals. To defeat this ancient evil for good, Chauntecleer will have to face Wyrm again, not on the battlefield, but deep within the serpent’s lair, risking his very soul to ensure the safety of the animals under his protection. “[A] fine book about the way evil enters the world, and this newly told story of Chaunticleer is one that details the loss of his innocence, of his love and of his God.” –The Houston Chronicle

Black's Tourist's Guide to Derbyshire, etc

Black's Tourist's Guide to Derbyshire, etc

  • Author: Adam BLACK (Publisher, and BLACK (Charles) Publisher.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 155
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Black's Tourist's Guide to Derbyshire

Black's Tourist's Guide to Derbyshire

Its Towns, Watering Places, Dales and Mansions, with Map of the County, Plan of Chatsworth and Haddon Hall

  • Author: Black, Adam and Charles, publishers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Derbyshire (England)
  • Page: 280
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Black's Tourist's Guide to Derbyshire, Its Towns, Watering Places, Dales, and Mansions

Black's Tourist's Guide to Derbyshire, Its Towns, Watering Places, Dales, and Mansions

With Map of the County, Plan of Chatsworth and Several Illustrations

  • Author: Adam and Charles Black (Firm)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Derbyshire (England)
  • Page: 281
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A Handy-book of Rock Names, with Brief Descriptions of the Rocks

A Handy-book of Rock Names, with Brief Descriptions of the Rocks

  • Author: George Henry Kinahan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Petrology
  • Page: 139
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