BK OF THE DORKING

Author: H. H. Stoddard

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781360948560

Category: History

Page: 42

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The Battle of Dorking

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497691052

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

View: 7888

Britain is under attack, and winning at Dorking is the only way the empire can be saved It is the late nineteenth century, and a country much like Germany is on the move in Europe. It has already beaten its rivals on the continent and mobilized to the Netherlands, provoking the fear of British citizens. Then the nation strikes. Its powerful weapons destroy the Royal Navy, and invasion cannot be far behind. Written as a hypothetical exercise to raise awareness among average British citizens about the potential danger that a resurgent Germany could pose, The Battle of Dorking earned its place in literary history as the forerunner to the invasion-novel genre, predating The War of the Worlds by almost twenty years. The novel’s drama, which culminates in a fight that will change the course of history forever, thrilled audiences when it was originally released as a serial, and it maintains its power today. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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The Battle of Dorking

Reminiscences of a Volunteer

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Edinburgh : W. Blackwood and Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: First person narrative - Great Britain - 19th century

Page: 64

View: 8071

An imaginary story of an invasion and defeat of Great Britain by Germany ca. 1875, inspired by the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War.
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Dorking

A History of the Town

Author: John Shenton Bright

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554770895

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 2210

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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The Dorking fowl

Author: John Baily (poulterer.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The War of the Worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science fiction

Page: 288

View: 5696

H.G. Wells's hugely influential book tracks the exploits of a writer who struggles to survive an alien invasion of Victorian England. After seeing the monstrous Martians firsthand, the narrator attempts to evade their destructive mechanized vehicles and must stay on the run to avoid detection. As he meets other desperate humans, he becomes increasingly pessimistic about any chance of survival. The novel stands as a major milestone in science-fiction literature, inspiring legions of subsequent writers and an endless array of hostile-alien scenarios.
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When William Came

Author: Saki

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847200771

Category: Fiction

Page: 149

View: 959

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
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What Happened After the Battle of Dorking

Reminiscences of a Volunteer. Being an Account of the Victory at Tunbridge Wells

Author: Charles John Stone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 58

View: 3377

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The Fall of England?

The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 66

View: 6873

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What Happened After the Battle of Dorking

Author: Charles John Stone

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780559932526

Category: History

Page: 60

View: 758

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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The Book of Poultry

Author: Lewis Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 9417

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The Battle of Dorking

Author: George Chesney

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425017673

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 9557

A stunningly vibrant and widely-read military novel deals with the incursion of England by Germans after their conquest over France. The novel is considered a initiation of invasion literature genre. Chesney has remarkably illustrated the horrors of foreign threat of war and the consequent devastation. Thought-provoking!
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The Battle of Dorking 1871

With Introduction by G. H. Powell and Follow-Up the Lull Before Dorking

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781483912202

Category:

Page: 120

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This fictitious invasion classic is introduced by G.H. Powell, and followed by "What Happened After The Battle of Dorking 1871" and the pamphlet "The Lull Before Dorking 1871." The Battle of Dorking: Britain is invaded by a country similar to Germany in this vivid account of troops marching across eastern England to the heart of London. George Tomkyns Chesney's classic, written after the Prussian victory in the Franco-Prussian War, led to the genre of invasion fiction and science fiction. The novel spawned copycat stories including What Happened After The Battle of Dorking and led to more serious debate about Britain's lack of preparedness for war in the House of Commons.
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Pointless Book #3

Author: Alfie Deyes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681883619

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 9305

To the delight of his thriving fan base, YouTuber Alfie Deyes extends all the fun of the Pointless Blog to his third interactive activity book! Featuring never-before-seen content, fan contributions, the exclusive Pointless Book app, and more, Pointless Book #3 is the most engaging book in the series. For the first time in the Pointless series, fans were given an opportunity to directly contribute to the process by designing pages, writing pages, and helping to select the cover. Pointless Book #3 is fully illustrated and packed with a host of games, activities, and pranks. All the great content is accompanied by the Pointless Book app that chronicles Alfie completing the same challenges and includes never-before-seen content. You don’t miss this exciting and unique addition to the Pointless Book series!
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The Dorking Review

Author: Gary Moore

Publisher: 2204112 Ontario Incorporated

ISBN: 9780987745200

Category: Humor

Page: 302

View: 1323

This edition of "The Dorking Review" contains all of the good things that the discerning reader would expect from a book, including a lot of words--some of which are arranged into coherent sentences--a few pictures, and a free DNA sample from someone who once visited Ipswich. The volume is an amusing satirical collection of absolute nonsense.
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The Book of Poultry

Author: Thomas Fletcher McGrew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 672

View: 8645

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Dorking in the Great War

Author: Kathryn Atherton

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473854407

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 2273

From Zeppelin raids to housing refugees and evacuees or from men volunteering to fight or women working in the local Gunpowder factory, Dorking in the Great War looks at how the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Dorking were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. ??The Great War affected everyone. At home there were wounded soldiers in military hospitals, refugees from Belgium and later on German prisoners of war. There were food and fuel shortages and disruption to schooling. The role of women changed dramatically and they undertook a variety of work undreamed of in peacetime. Meanwhile, men serving in the armed forces were scattered far and wide. Extracts from contemporary letters reveal their heroism and give insights into what it was like under battle conditions.
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The Illustrated Book of Poultry

With Practical Schedules for Judging, Constructed from Actual Analysis of the Best Modern Decisions

Author: Lewis Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 591

View: 6552

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The Book of Fires

A Novel

Author: Jane Borodale

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110118986X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6431

Reminiscent of Year of Wonders, a captivating debut novel of fireworks, fortune, and a young woman's redemption It is 1752 and seventeen-year-old Agnes Trussel arrives in London pregnant with an unwanted child. Lost and frightened, she finds herself at the home of Mr. J. Blacklock, a brooding fireworks maker who hires Agnes as an apprentice. As she learns to make rockets, portfires, and fiery rain, she slowly gains his trust and joins his quest to make the most spectacular fireworks the world has ever seen. Jane Borodale offers a masterful portrayal of a relationship as mysterious and tempestuous as any the Brontës conceived. Her portrait of 1750s London is unforgettable, from the grimy streets to the inner workings of a household where little is as it seems. Through it all, the clock is ticking, for Agnes's secret will not stay secret forever. Deeply atmospheric and intimately told from Agnes's perspective, The Book of Fires will appeal to readers of Geraldine Brooks, Sarah Waters, Sheri Holman, and Michel Faber.
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