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Collected Poems
John Betjeman
0374126534
Nov 2006
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Review
"John Betjeman has succeeded better than most of his contemporaries in narrowing the gulf between poetry and the public. In his own province of feeling he has established a personal regency over all contemporary taste." --The Times (London)


John Betjeman
John Press
0582012392

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Deco Landmarks: Art Deco Gems of Los Angeles
Arnold Schwartzman
0811846016
November 2005
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Book Description
Before it was famous for its midcentury commercial design, Los Angeles was already a treasure trove of elegant architecture in the Art Deco style. Products of the streamlined design aesthetic of the 1920s and New Deal building during the 1930s, many of these buildings fell into disrepair or were marred by ill-fitting façades in later years. But recently they have become the focus of intense preservation efforts, appreciated once again for their timeless charm. This glorious survey features hundreds of color photographs from across the L.A. Basin—with dazzling details from the majestic to the whimsical—that define Art Deco style. With a foreword by Bevis Hillier, the critic who coined the term Art Deco, here's a gem for Deco buffs and Los Angeles aficionados alike.

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A Nip in the Air
John Betjeman
0393044238
Jan 1976
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The Illustrated Summoned by Bells
John Betjeman
0719552842
Jan 1994
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About the Author
A leading modern champion of the values of an older England, John Betjeman was born in Highgate, London, to a well-off merchant family. The loneliness and suffering of his upbringing, first under nursemaids and then at a series of schools, often surface in his poetry. He went to Magdalene College, Oxford, where he belonged to the same smart social set as Evelyn Waugh. Deliberately free from the difficulties of much modern verse, Betjeman's poetry harks back to a more accessible British tradition that includes Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Thomas Hardy. With quiet wit he resisted the debasements of modern mass culture in favor of an older England simpler, more rural, and more religious than the current one. Both W. H. Auden and Philip Larkin especially admired his work, and Auden even edited a selection of it. His harsher...


John Betjeman Collected Poems
John Betjeman
0719565464
Dec 2003
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About the Author
A leading modern champion of the values of an older England, John Betjeman was born in Highgate, London, to a well-off merchant family. The loneliness and suffering of his upbringing, first under nursemaids and then at a series of schools, often surface in his poetry. He went to Magdalene College, Oxford, where he belonged to the same smart social set as Evelyn Waugh. Deliberately free from the difficulties of much modern verse, Betjeman's poetry harks back to a more accessible British tradition that includes Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Thomas Hardy. With quiet wit he resisted the debasements of modern mass culture in favor of an older England simpler, more rural, and more religious than the current one. Both W. H. Auden and Philip Larkin especially admired his work, and Auden even edited a selection of it. His harsher...


Faith and Doubt of John Betjeman
Kevin J. Gardner
0826485782
Nov 2005
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Country Series
Tony Evans
1841881783
May 2002
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Book Description
The English are geniuses at mixing practicality with beauty, as this rich visual anthology of handsome cottages proves. Trace the evolution of these charming homes, from early railway cottages and "improvised" dwellings to model cottages erected by philanthropists and the bucolic follies dreamed up by 18th-century aristocrats. "The cottages are treasures, the eye is bewitched for a long time."--The Sunday Times.


Betjeman the Bonus of Laughter
Bevis Hillier
0719564956
October 2004
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Betjeman: The Bonus of Laughter
Bevis Hillier
071956557X
October 2005
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Discovering England's Smallest Church
John Kinross
1842127284

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Review
Simon Jenkins Spectator : "One more spotlight turned on England's most precious architectural relics."
THE OLDIE : "Illustrated with copious photographs and line drawings."

Book Description
A small rural church seats fewer than fifty, with a nave no more than thirty feet long. All the churches and chapels included in the book are still in use and can be visited by the growing number of enthusiasts who seek them out to enjoy their beauty and historical associations. A church such as St Enodoc in Cornwall, where Sir John Betjeman is buried, or St John, Little Gidding, Huntingdonshire, are prime examples of the type of church to be chosen. The book will be illustrated with photographs, line drawings and engravings. The text will be informative but not dry and include...


Voices at the Door: An Anthology of Favorite Poems
Christine Jones (Editor)
0708313167
October 1995
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Language Notes
Text: English
Introduction: Welsh


Ireland in Mind: An Anthology
Alice Leccese Powers (Editor)
0375703446
March 2000
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From Booklist
Editor Powers presents three centuries of fiction, poetry, and essays on the Emerald Isle by a stellar cast of mostly Irish, English, and American writers. Travel writers Eric Newby, Jan Morris, and H. V. Morton; novelists W. M. Thackeray, Anthony Trollope, and James Joyce; playwrights Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw; memoirist Frank McCourt; and acclaimed contemporary Irish writers Thomas Flanagan, Edna O'Brien, and William Trevor all appear. The selections are presented in four sections corresponding to Ireland's historic four provinces: Leinster, Munster, Ulster, and Connaught. Because Powers showcases so many Irish expatriates and visitors, the predominant tone is elegiac. What is portrayed is not the stereotypical Ireland of facile travel writing but an altogether deeper and profounder place. There are many...

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