Chronicles of the Hedges

Author: Richard Jefferies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409961352

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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John Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) was an English nature writer, essayist and journalist. He wrote fiction mainly based on farming and rural life. From early in life he showed a great love of the countryside, but was temperamentally unsuited to follow his father as a farmer, and in 1866 he found employment as a newspaper reporter for the North Wiltshire Herald and the Swindon Advertiser. In late 1877 he moved to Surbiton to be nearer the hub of literary England. His new surroundings defined him, as a country writer. Articles drawing on Jefferies' Wiltshire experiences were snapped up by the Pall Mall Gazette, then published in book form as The Gamekeeper at Home in 1878, to be followed by similar collections of essays, like Round About a Great Estate (1880). About this time he wrote his extraordinary autobiography, The Story of My Heart: An Autobiography (1883). Other works include: The Amateur Poacher (1879), Hodge and His Masters (1880), Nature Near London (1883), After London; or, Wild England (1884), The Life of the Fields (1884), The Open Air (1885), and Field and Hedgerow (1889).
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Chronicles of the Hedge

Author: Jeff Oval

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1609577094

Category: Drama

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Chronicles of the Hedge is a fiction and history of a world
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The Chronicles of Waltham

Author: George Robert Gleig

Publisher: N.A



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Chronicles of the Canongate

Author: Sir Walter Scott

Publisher: N.A



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Chronicles of the Canongate

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scotland

Page: 535

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Set within a framing narrative, these three stories take place in the years following the Jacobite defeat and feature characters who are leaving Scotland to seek their fortunes elsewhere. In two of Walter Scott's best-known tales, "The Highland Widow" and "The Two Drovers," two young men are torn between traditional Scottish loyalties and the opportunities offered by England. "The Surgeon's Daughter" follows three young Scots to India during the first years of the British Empire. All three highlight Scott's unique gift for re-creating the spirit of historical eras and painting stirring portraits of Scottish people.
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The Complete Chronicles of Barsetshire: The Warden + Barchester Towers + Doctor Thorne + Framley Parsonage + The Small House at Allington + The Last Chronicle of Barset

Author: Anthony Trollope

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026808371

Category: Fiction

Page: 5223

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Chronicles of Barsetshire: The Warden + Barchester Towers + Doctor Thorne + Framley Parsonage + The Small House at Allington + The Last Chronicle of Barset” contains 6 novels in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Chronicles of Barsetshire (or, in more recent UK usage, the Barchester Chronicles) is a series of six novels by the English author Anthony Trollope, set in the fictitious English county of Barsetshire (located approximately where the real Dorset lies) and its cathedral town of Barchester. The novels concern the dealings of the clergy and the gentry, and the political, amatory, and social manœuvrings that go on among and between them. The novels in the series are: The Warden (1855) Barchester Towers (1857) Doctor Thorne (1858) Framley Parsonage (1861) The Small House at Allington (1864) The Last Chronicle of Barset (1867) Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters.
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Over the Hedge

Stuffed Animals

Author: Michael Fry,T. Lewis

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740757016

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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When urban sprawl encroaches on their wild home, a mischievous raccoon and his sensitive best buddy choose to take the rude incursion with . . . open arms. The DreamWorks Animation film, featuring the voices of Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carrell, and William Shatner, opens May 19th.
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The Chronicle of Jeremiah Goldswain

1820 Settler

Author: Ralph Goldswain

Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers

ISBN: 192821133X

Category: History

Page: 328

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This is the story of the 1820 Settler, Jeremiah Goldswain, in his own words. After thirty-eight years on the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony, he sat down to write his memoirs. It is a close-up view of four decades during a period when the British Empire was expanding in southern Africa, with the borders being pushed ever farther into the hinterland by successive governors. As a result, there was constant conflict between the African tribes and the colonists. Jeremiah was directly involved in three of the nine Frontier Wars that occurred between 1779 and 1879. It is the story of hardship and the struggle for survival of Jeremiah and his familyÑhis wife Eliza and their ten childrenÑon one of the most volatile borders the world has ever seen. Even in peacetime the conflict and violent clash of cultures were constantly present and many settlers were murdered, including members of JeremiahÕs family. Through all this we see a man making his way in a world he could not have imagined while growing up in rural Buckinghamshire. He lived during an important historical time for South Africa, not only observing and fighting the wars, but meeting and serving with some of the most famous names in South African history. He saw, in detail, the effects of the Cattle Killing of 1856, the Boer uprising in the Orange River Sovereignty, as well as several other famous and notorious historical events. The text has been published once onlyÑ by the van Riebeeck Society in 1949Ñand since then has been used by scholars and historians as a primary source. It has not been widely read, because Jeremiah had no education, and although he had an extraordinary ability to describe experience and express his emotions, he was a stranger to the conventions of written language. Now Ralph Goldswain has transcribed the original text into an accessible account of forty years of frontier history.
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The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet

Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; Their Expulsion Thence; and of Other Memorable Events that Happened in the Kingdom of France, as Well as in Other Countries ... Beginning at the Year MCCCC., where that of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCCLXVII., and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI.

Author: Enguerrand de Monstrelet

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

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The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472114914

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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The Mammoth Book of Arthurian Legends brings together many of the traditional stories about King Arthur along with several new interpretations of the legend to provide a complete picture of his birth, adventures, romance and fate. it traces Arthur's exploits to gain the sword Excalibur, the conflict with his half sister Morgan, the birth of his bastard son Mordred, and the shadowy influence and fate of Merlin. The collection also follows the adventures of many of Arthur's knights including Sir Balin, Sir Percival, Sir Gawain, Sir Lanval, Sir Marrock, Sir John, Sir Tristan and of course, Sir Lancelot. This culminates in the mighty Quest for the Holy Grail, the breakup of the Round Table, and finally the usurping of the throne by Mordred and the death of Arthur at Camlann. It even looks beyond the death of Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot to a ghostly finale of love immortal. Stories included are: The Winning of a Sword by Howard Pyle The Treason of Morgan le Fay by George Cox The Knight with Two Swords by John Steinbeck Sir Percival of Wales by Roger Lancelyn Green The Romance of Tristan and Iseult by Hillaire Belloc The Quest for the Holy Grail by Andrew Lang Guinevere and Lancelot by Andrew machen The Lady of Belec by Phyllis Anne Karr The Quiet Monk by Jane Yolen
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The Chronicles of Clovis

Stories by Saki

Author: Saki

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486112586

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Renowned for his witty dialogue and macabre humor, Saki skewered the pretensions of the Edwardian age. These short stories showcase his mastery of comic repartee, recounting the escapades of an irreverent socialite.
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Chronicles of the Devizes

being a history of the castle, parks and borough of that name; with notices statistical, parliamentary, ecclesiastic, and biographical

Author: James Waylen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Devizes (England)

Page: 384

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Top Hedge Fund Investors

Stories, Strategies, and Advice

Author: Cathleen M. Rittereiser,Lawrence E. Kochard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470637142

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

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A professional's guide to the world of hedge fund investing Throughout the financial crisis of 2008, many hedge funds suffered massive losses and were often blamed for the extreme market upheavals. In the wake f the crisis, hedge funds remain a source of fascination for the media, legislators, and investors, mostly due to misunderstanding. Historically portrayed as risky investment funds for the very wealthy run by swashbuckling traders, the truth is hedge funds are simply an investment vehicle designed to generate superior returns and reduce an investor's overall portfolio risk. Investors have good reasons to remain fascinated with hedge funds. Although many individual funds have underperformed or collapsed, hedge funds as a whole have provided solid returns while reducing risks. Savvy institutions have invested in hedge funds for many years and have made them a large and powerful force in the markets. Investing in hedge funds requires sophisticated knowledge, understanding, skill, access, and experience. Individuals and institutions, whether they are new to hedge funds or need to improve, can find those attributes in the stories of the successful hedge fund investors profiled in Hedge Fund Investors. Hedge Fund Investors chronicles the challenges and rewards these investors face, in selecting hedge fund managers, managing risks, and constructing portfolios. In revealing conversations, leading hedge fund investors who place hundreds of billions of dollars in hedge funds, share their philosophies, strategies, and advice. Profiles a variety of different investors from the pioneers in hedge fund investing to managers for high net-worth individuals and fund of funds investors Discusses winners and losers in the recent market decline, problematic hedge fund strategies, and how these current events will change future strategies Provides lessons, insights, and advice beneficial to all hedge fund investors Engaging and informative, Hedge Fund Investors will prove valuable to anyone involved in placing money with hedge funds, as well as hedge funds who seek to better understand their clients.
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Heirs of the Enemy (Demonstone Chronicles #5)

Author: Richard S. Tuttle

Publisher: KBS Publishing


Category: Fiction

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Scrambling to prepare for the imminent invasion of their homeland, the Knights of Alcea respond in unorthodox ways. On the home front, the Alceans set out to design devious traps that will lessen the incredible odds facing them. In Zara, Knights of Alcea and Alcean Rangers set their sights on the heirs to the Federation thrones. On both continents, a campaign of disinformation is begun with the Alcean spymaster personally throwing himself into the very heart of the enemy’s camp. But neither are Alutar's minions standing idle. The Claws of Alutar strike deep into the heart of Alcea, bringing death inside the walls of Tagaret, and the Great Demon's forces gain a decisive victory by finding something that was never supposed to be found. The world is rushing to war at a dizzying pace, and there is no way to stop it. Or is there?
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The Chronicles of Crime

Or The New Newgate Calendar. Being a Series of Memoirs and Anecdotes of Notorious Characters who Have Outraged the Laws of Great Britain from the Earliest Period to the Present Time Including a Number of Curious Cases Never Before Published. Embellished with Fifty-two Engravings, from Original Drawings by "Phiz" [pseud.]

Author: Camden Pelham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Crime

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