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A Mozart Jigsaw

Brian D Freestone
This imaginative work, part serious, part humorous, written by an amateur enthusiast, centres around aspects of Mozart's short life. It looks at him from many viewpoints and demonstrates why, at a distance of more than two hundred years, we are still fascinated and inspired by the quality of his music. His enthusiasms, his foibles, his quirkiness and his genius are captured herein so that we gain further glimpses of his personality. This 'Mozart Jigsaw' looks at him through the eyes of some of t.......

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This delightful little book is reprinted here as a facsimile of the edition of 1893. It is profusely illustrated by fine engravings, and covers the area of the West Cornwall peninsula from Land's End and the First and Last hotel eastwards to beyond Penzance. It provides readers with an interesting account of the area towards the end of the nineteenth century. It should appeal to all lovers of the South West peninsula.
As well as illustrating the scenery, places of interest, buildings and antiqui.......

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This book is aimed at readers that are equally dissatisfied with the literal interpretation of Genesis on the one hand, and with the extremes of some of the materialists on the other. Some of the material in this book is taken from the author's earlier work, Evolution and the New Phylogeny.
The apparent contradiction between the first chapter of Genesis and the geological record is resolved if one takes the "days" referred to as ages and not literally; for elsewhere we find in the bible that "an.......

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J T Blight's book was compiled from a series of articles that he had written for the Gentleman's Magazine during the years 1862 to 1864. They represent a record of Cornish church architecture as it was around the middle of the nineteenth century. The book is profusely illustrated by line drawings. This is a facsimile reprint of the second edition, 1885.
The author is perhaps best known for his book a Week at the Land's End.

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These tales were collected from the Gaelic oral tradition in the nineteenth century by J.F. Campbell, D. MacInnes and J.G. Campbell who translated the into English. A selection of them is presented here, set in a more modern style of English, and this book is not aimed at scholars but is for the average intelligent reader who wishes to catch a glimpse of what was the popular entertainment in the Highlands and Islands before the coming of widespread written lieracy and the mass media. Fin is, in .......

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or the Ruin of Britain.
The Hugh Williams' edition of the De Excidio is invaluable for its extensive footnotes, some of which are unique because he knew Welsh as well as Latin. In his own words Williams stated that "this work has been mistakenly read as history; it is really in no way, a history, nor written with any objective a historian may have. It may be regarded as a 'Tract of the Times' of the sixth century. It is a message, a sermon addressed to rulers and ecclesiastics by a fervent monk.......

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In 1861 the book The Physicians of Myddvai; Meddyygon Myddfai by the Rev. John Williams ab Ithel and John Pughe provided the Welsh reading public for the first time with a description of the Myddfai Tradition (Traddodiad Myddfai), the remedies and medical philosophy of a family of 13th century Welsh doctors from the lands of Carmarthenshire.
150 years further on the author returns to Myddfai to discover this tradition. Who were these doctors and how might they have acquired their medical knowled.......

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The year is 1965. The majority of the younger generation are taking
advantage of a time of liberation from outdated values, revolutionary music
and the sexual freedom of "The Swinging Sixties"; but not Isobel Caldwell.
She has forsaken the rat race.

Isobel is happily married to the man of her dreams and has just become
tenant crofter of the Black Glen, a remote croft in the Scottish Highlands.
Best of all though, following her recent heartache at suffering a
miscarriage, she is pregnant again. .......

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The Bardic Monk

Liz Whittaker
When Henry II of England, in thrall to tales of King Arthur, travels to a remote corner of Wales to meet with a shrouded monk of no name, he is hoping to trace the final resting place of his hero ancestor. In this fascinating tale, as mythical in its telling as any Arthurian legend, once the King has the knowledge he needs from the Bardic Monk, he sends his envoy Walter Map to Glastonbury, to meet with his friend Gerald of Wales and experience a compelling and historic drama.
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The Black Glen can be found in the remoteness of the Scottish Highlands. Its beauty is breathtaking, its aura, idyllic. It is certainly in sharp contrast to a city ravaged by the effects of World War II. Here in the glen, Isobel Ferguson finds solace from her mundane life amid the chaos of the city. Consequently, a weekend sojourn, to visit a sister whom she hasn't met before, is a major turning point in her young life.
Isobel is just ten years old when the chance visit to the croft in the glen .......

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Father Luke's book brings together some of the oldest sources of the history and beginnings of Christianity on the Channel Islands. Anyone interested in the early history of the Channel Islands will find Father Luke's attention to detail rewarding. Here is an insight into the life of The Channel Islands in the fifth and sixth centuries. Because the sea was the main way to travel, we hear of visitors, pirates and shipwrecks, we hear of plague and famine: all woven into the daily lives of the sain.......

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The Medicine Tree

John Sharkey
John Sharkey's book is a fascinating compilation of the enormous range of traditional healing practices found in Wales, from pre-history to the present day. Split into three historical periods, each subdivided to reflect different aspects of medicine, it is well-planned, well-researched, and well-written.

This massive historical sweep encompasses material including; the operative techniques used by Roman army surgeons, and their legacy; an enlightening discussion of the healing powers of the We.......

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The White Tower

Liz Whittaker
This fictional adventure is based in the dark ages, in pre-Arthurian coastal Wales. It is a time where the strength of the Druids is waning and the Christian priests are moving into Briton from Rome. The Courts of the Welsh Princes are the melting pot, where all the voices come together, clamouring for power. Amongst them, a magician and bard Pedroc Merlin, and a visionary Nimue Ceftan, fight to determine the future of Wales. Occasional invasions of Saxon marauders add further dangers, and after.......

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The legend of the Holy Grail has become romantically linked with many sites around the world, not least among which is Llangollen in North Wales and the impressive ruin of Dinas Bran castle which overlooks that town.
In more recent times, however, it has been suggested that this famous myth may be more directly connected with the nearby abbey known as "Valle Crucis" or the Vale of the Cross. Whispers of Templar burials at the site have persisted for more than a century. The abbey is also rumoure.......

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What Is Normal Anyway

Annie Sheridan
What do you do when the man of your dreams tells you that your relationship is doomed from the start?
When Annie met Max she knew at once she had found a friend - soon hoped it could be something more. She knew about Asperger's Syndrome, but only associated it with children; like so many other people it had never occurred to her to wonder what happened when Aspergers children grew up. So when Max told her that he had Aspergers, and that his condition meant it would never work out between them, s.......

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