📒Peacock And Vine ✍ A S Byatt

♠Book Title : Peacock and Vine
✍Author : A S Byatt
♛Publisher : Random House
♣Release Date : 2016-07-07
✿Pages : 192
♠ISBN : 9781473524934
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Peacock and Vine Book Synopsis : This ravishing book opens a window onto the lives, designs, and passions of two charismatic artists. Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art, as vibrant today as when it was first conceived. Acclaimed writer A.S. Byatt traces their genius right to the source. The Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces leading to a workshop where Fortuny created his designs for pleated silks and shining velvets. Here he worked alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the ‘Delphos’ dress – a flowing gown evoking classical Greece. Morris’s Red House, outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it also represented a coming together of life and art. But it was Kelmscott Manor in the English countryside that he loved best – even when it became the setting for his wife’s love affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Generously illustrated with the artists’ beautiful designs – pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine – A.S. Byatt brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris dazzlingly to life.

📒Peacock And Vine ✍ A. S. Byatt

♠Book Title : Peacock and Vine
✍Author : A. S. Byatt
♛Publisher : Random House
♣Release Date : 2016-07-07
✿Pages : 192
♠ISBN : 9781784740801
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Peacock and Vine Book Synopsis : An alluring and atmospheric enquiry into the creative impulse -- as seen through the work and lives of Mariano Fortuny and William Morris -- by one of our greatest novelists. This ravishing little book, glowing with colour and generously illustrated throughout, opens a window on to the lives, passions and designs of two great artists a generation apart, William Morris and Mariano Fortuny. Inspired by a vision of the aquamarine light of Venice balancing Morris's green English countryside, A.S. Byatt delves into the world-transforming magic of their art, asking what fired them, how they lived and worked and how each man's art mirrors and confronts the other. A.S. Byatt combines her brilliant gift for character and place with a deep understanding of the craft, and the combination of profound ideas and sensual delight that make the art of Morris's and Fortuny endure -- a ghostly presence outside time. "Peacock and Vine" is a work of art in itself -- the perfect present to give, to keep, to ponder over and to treasure.

📒Peacock And Vine ✍ A. S. Byatt

♠Book Title : Peacock and Vine
✍Author : A. S. Byatt
♛Publisher : Random House
♣Release Date : 2016-07-07
✿Pages : 192
♠ISBN : 9781784740801
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Peacock and Vine Book Synopsis : An alluring and atmospheric enquiry into the creative impulse -- as seen through the work and lives of Mariano Fortuny and William Morris -- by one of our greatest novelists. This ravishing little book, glowing with colour and generously illustrated throughout, opens a window on to the lives, passions and designs of two great artists a generation apart, William Morris and Mariano Fortuny. Inspired by a vision of the aquamarine light of Venice balancing Morris's green English countryside, A.S. Byatt delves into the world-transforming magic of their art, asking what fired them, how they lived and worked and how each man's art mirrors and confronts the other. A.S. Byatt combines her brilliant gift for character and place with a deep understanding of the craft, and the combination of profound ideas and sensual delight that make the art of Morris's and Fortuny endure -- a ghostly presence outside time. "Peacock and Vine" is a work of art in itself -- the perfect present to give, to keep, to ponder over and to treasure.

📒Grizzly Years ✍ Doug Peacock

♠Book Title : Grizzly Years
✍Author : Doug Peacock
♛Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
♣Release Date : 2011-04-01
✿Pages : 288
♠ISBN : 9781429933476
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Grizzly Years Book Synopsis : For nearly twenty years, alone and unarmed, author Doug Peacock traversed the rugged mountains of Montana and Wyoming tracking the magnificent grizzly. His thrilling narrative takes us into the bear's habitat, where we observe directly this majestic animal's behavior, from hunting strategies, mating patterns, and denning habits to social hierarchy and methods of communication. As Peacock tracks the bears, his story turns into a thrilling narrative about the breaking down of suspicion between man and beast in the wild.

♠Book Title : The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim
✍Author : Shane Peacock
♛Publisher : Tundra Books
♣Release Date : 2016-05-03
✿Pages : 250
♠ISBN : 9781770497009
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim Book Synopsis : Edgar Brim is a sensitive orphan who, exposed to horror stories from his father as a young child, is afraid of almost everything and suffers from nightly terrors. His stern new guardian, Mr. Thorne, sends the boy to a gloomy school in Scotland where his dark demons only seem to worsen and he is bullied and ridiculed for his fears. But years later, when sixteen-year-old Edgar finds a journal belonging to his novelist father, he becomes determined to confront his nightmares and the bullies who taunt him. After the horrific death of a schoolmate, Edgar becomes involved with an eccentric society at the urging of a mysterious professor who believes that monsters from famous works of literature are real and whose mandate is to find and destroy these creatures. With the aid of a rag-tag crew of friends, the fear-addled teen sets about on his dark mission, one that begins in the cemetery on the bleak Scottish moors and ends in a spine-chilling climax on the stage of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in London with Henry Irving, the infamous and magnetic actor, and his manager, Bram Stoker, the author of the most frightening and sensational novel of the day, Dracula. Can Edgar Brim truly face his terror and conquer his fears?

📒Feathers For Peacock ✍ Jacqueline Jules

♠Book Title : Feathers for Peacock
✍Author : Jacqueline Jules
♛Publisher : Wisdom Tales
♣Release Date : 2016-04-07
✿Pages : 28
♠ISBN : 1937786536
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Feathers for Peacock Book Synopsis : Poor Peacock is naked while the rest of his friends are covered with warm, colorful feathers! A kind community response provides an original explanation for why the peacock has such beautiful feathers. Award-winning author Jacqueline Jules blends folktale motifs from around the world in a gently humorous tale of generosity. An appendix provides more information about peacocks. Stunning illustrations by Helen Cann give readers fun opportunities to identify the colors and plant life of spring.

📒Creatures Of The Rock ✍ Andrew Peacock

♠Book Title : Creatures of the Rock
✍Author : Andrew Peacock
♛Publisher : Doubleday Canada
♣Release Date : 2014-11-18
✿Pages : 336
♠ISBN : 9780385682602
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Creatures of the Rock Book Synopsis : When you’re the only veterinarian in an area that’s 130 miles long and has a coast on either side, you never know what each new day might bring. A cow giving birth, a colicky horse, an aggressive lynx, caribou in need of pastures new, a polar bear in a bingo hall, a six-hundred-pound boar who won’t like what you’ve been asked to do to him… The only constants for Andrew Peacock are his faithful dog and his passion for his work. When Andrew Peacock made the move from Ontario to Newfoundland, he thought he was kicking off his career as a newly qualified veterinarian with a brief adventure in a novel location. Turns out he was wrong about the duration —he is still in Newfoundland three decades later. But it has certainly been an adventure. A whole series of adventures. In his immense new practice – half the Avalon Peninsula - Andrew was the only vet for miles around, visiting patients (and their owners) on farms, in homes and zoos, and in the wild. A day’s work could include anything from performing a Caesarian section on a cow in a blizzard, to pursuing a moose on the loose, to freeing a humpback whale from a trap designed for cod. And, on the human side, anything from trying to impress a surprisingly large audience of farmers with your first boar castration, to taking care of the distressed owners of a stricken cat, to discouraging farm hands from helping themselves to hypodermic needles. All this against the background of a domestic scene in which Andrew's wife Ingrid--also freshly qualified, as a “human doctor”--shares the adventure of making a new life, fitting in to a well-established community, and in due course of starting a family. Andrew Peacock is a born vet, devoted to the care of animals, and in constant wonder as an observer of their lives. Luckily for the rest of us, he is a born storyteller, too. Creatures of the Rock is a funny, thrilling, unflinching but ultimately heartwarming collection of tales about the connections between people and animals, and people with each other. From the Hardcover edition.

📒Life Without Water ✍ Nancy Peacock

♠Book Title : Life Without Water
✍Author : Nancy Peacock
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1996
✿Pages : 182
♠ISBN : UOM:39015040661558
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Life Without Water Book Synopsis : A young girl tries to help her mother recover from the devastating loss of her brother in the Vietnam War

📒Domesday England ✍ H. C. Darby

♠Book Title : Domesday England
✍Author : H. C. Darby
♛Publisher : Cambridge University Press
♣Release Date : 1986-08-07
✿Pages : 432
♠ISBN : 0521310261
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Domesday England Book Synopsis : Domesday Book is the most famous English public record, and it is probably the most remarkable statistical document in the history of Europe. It calls itself merely a descriptio and it acquired its name in the following century because its authority seemed comparable to that of the Book by which one day all will be judged (Revelation 20:12). It is not surprising that so many scholars have felt its fascination, and have discussed again and again what it says about economic, social and legal matters. But it also tells us much about the countryside of the eleventh century, and the present volume is the seventh of a series concerned with this geographical information. As the final volume, it seeks to sum up the main features of the Domesday geography of England as a whole, and to reconstruct, as far as the materials allow, the scene which King William's clerks saw as they made their great inquest.

📒Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts ✍ Christopher de Hamel

♠Book Title : Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
✍Author : Christopher de Hamel
♛Publisher : Penguin UK
♣Release Date : 2016-09-22
✿Pages : 640
♠ISBN : 9780241003091
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts Book Synopsis : 'An endlessly fascinating and enjoyable book' Neil MacGregor 'Full of delights' Tom Stoppard An extraordinary exploration of the medieval world - the most beguiling history book of the year This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is like meeting a very famous person. We may all pretend that a well-known celebrity is no different from anyone else, and yet there is an undeniable thrill in actually meeting and talking to a person of world stature. The idea for the book, which is entirely new, is to invite the reader into intimate conversations with twelve of the most famous manuscripts in existence and to explore with the author what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history - and sometimes about the modern world too. Christopher de Hamel introduces us to kings, queens, saints, scribes, artists, librarians, thieves, dealers, collectors and the international community of manuscript scholars, showing us how he and his fellows piece together evidence to reach unexpected conclusions. He traces the elaborate journeys which these exceptionally precious artefacts have made through time and space, shows us how they have been copied, who has owned them or lusted after them (and how we can tell), how they have been embroiled in politics and scholarly disputes, how they have been regarded as objects of supreme beauty and luxury and as symbols of national identity. The book touches on religion, art, literature, music, science and the history of taste. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts conveys the fascination and excitement of encountering some of the greatest works of art in our culture which, in the originals, are to most people completely inaccessible. At the end, we have a slightly different perspective on history and how we come by knowledge. It is a most unusual book.

📒The Artist And Me ✍ Shane Peacock

♠Book Title : The Artist and Me
✍Author : Shane Peacock
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2016-04-12
✿Pages : 40
♠ISBN : 1771471387
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Artist and Me Book Synopsis : Vincent van Gogh is now known as an acclaimed, incomparable Post-impressionist painter. But when he lived in Arles, France, in the 1880s, he was mocked for being different. Back then, van Gogh was an eccentric man with wild red hair who used clashing hues to paint unusual-looking people and strange starry skies. Children and adults alike called him names and laughed at him. Nobody bought his art. But he kept painting. Inspired by these events, The Artist and Me is the fictional confession of one of van Gogh’s bullies — a young boy who adopted the popular attitude of adults around him. It’s not until the boy faces his victim alone that he realizes there is more than one way to see the world. Artwork in the book uses vibrant color and texture to bring the laneways, cafés, and wheat fields of southern France to life while playing on scenes from van Gogh’s own work. The lyrical text carries the emotional weight of the subject and will leave readers with the understanding that everyone’s point of view is valuable.

📒Jam On The Vine ✍ LaShonda Katrice Barnett

♠Book Title : Jam on the Vine
✍Author : LaShonda Katrice Barnett
♛Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
♣Release Date : 2015-02-03
✿Pages : 336
♠ISBN : 9780802191571
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Jam on the Vine Book Synopsis : A new American classic: a dynamic tale of triumph against the odds and the compelling story of one woman’s struggle for equality that belongs alongside Jazz by Toni Morrison and The Color Purple by Alice Walker Ivoe Williams, the precocious daughter of a Muslim cook and a metalsmith from central-east Texas, first ignites her lifelong obsession with journalism when she steals a newspaper from her mother’s white employer. Living in the poor, segregated quarter of Little Tunis, Ivoe immerses herself in printed matter as an escape from her dour surroundings. She earns a scholarship to the prestigious Willetson College in Austin, only to return over-qualified to the menial labor offered by her hometown’s racially-biased employers. Ivoe eventually flees the Jim Crow South with her family and settles in Kansas City, where she and her former teacher and lover, Ona, found the first female-run African American newspaper, Jam! On the Vine. In the throes of the Red Summer—the 1919 outbreak of lynchings and race riots across the Midwest—Ivoe risks her freedom, and her life, to call attention to the atrocities of segregation in the American prison system. Skillfully interweaving Ivoe’s story with those of her family members, LaShonda Katrice Barnett’s Jam! On the Vine is both an epic vision of the hardships and injustices that defined an era and a moving and compelling story of a complicated history we only thought we knew.

📒The Lady And The Peacock ✍ Peter Popham

♠Book Title : The Lady and the Peacock
✍Author : Peter Popham
♛Publisher : Workman Publishing
♣Release Date : 2013-05-04
✿Pages : 496
♠ISBN : 9781615191833
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Lady and the Peacock Book Synopsis : Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi—known to the world as an icon for democracy and nonviolent dissent in oppressed Burma, and to her followers as simply “The Lady”—has recently returned to international headlines. Now, this major new biography offers essential reading at a moment when Burma, after decades of stagnation, is once again in flux. Suu Kyi’s remarkable life begins with that of her father, Aung San. The architect of Burma’s independence, he was assassinated when she was only two. Suu Kyi grew up in India (where her mother served as ambassador), studied at Oxford, and worked for three years at the UN in New York. In 1972, she married Michael Aris, a British scholar. They had two sons, and for several years she lived as a self-described “housewife”—but she never forgot that she was the daughter of Burma’s national hero. In April 1988, Suu Kyi returned to Burma to nurse her sick mother. Within six months, she was leading the largest popular revolt in the country’s history. She was put under house arrest by the regime, but her party won a landslide victory in the 1990 elections, which the regime refused to recognize. In 1991, still under arrest, she received the Nobel Peace Prize. Altogether, she has spent over fifteen years in detention and narrowly escaped assassination twice. Peter Popham distills five years of research—including covert trips to Burma, meetings with Suu Kyi and her friends and family, and extracts from the unpublished diaries of her co-campaigner and former confidante Ma Thanegi—into this vivid portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi, illuminating her public successes and private sorrows, her intellect and enduring sense of humor, her commitment to peaceful revolution, and the extreme price she has paid for it.

📒The Pride Of The Peacock ✍ Victoria Holt

♠Book Title : The Pride of the Peacock
✍Author : Victoria Holt
♛Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
♣Release Date : 2014-01-07
✿Pages : 320
♠ISBN : 9781402277474
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Pride of the Peacock Book Synopsis : A young woman uncovers her family's dark secrets in this mystery and her connection to a famously cursed gemstone in this Victorian gothic thriller from an internationally bestselling author To secure her inheritance, Jessica Clavering agrees to a marriage of convenience, but will her handsome new husband's desire for her ever surpass his obsession with a famously cursed opal? Raised in the shadow of her family's financial ruin, Jessica has never felt as though she fit in. When her only friend, an elderly neighbor, offers her the chance at a new life, she's eager to take it. His only condition: she must marry her son, Joss. The newlyweds inherit a fabled opal mine in Australia. It's only once they arrive on the faraway continent that Jessica starts to uncover her family's dark past and her connection to the Green Flash, an exquisite and spellbinding opal. The stone arouses a dangerous desire in anyone who sees it-even her husband. Blending historical romance with elements of the paranormal, The Pride of the Peacock is an exhilarating tale from the Queen of Gothic Romance. Fans of Susanna Kearsley, Daphne Du Maurier, and Kate Morton will be spellbound by classic story of an overseas voyage, a cursed opal, and forbidden desire. Other Titles from Victoria Holt The India Fan: Drusilla's glamorous neighbors gift her a priceless family heirloom-a beautiful fans with a terrible curse The Shivering Sands: Caroline Verlaine's sister has gone missing and no one can tell her why. The only option is to go where Roma was last seen-an estate with a deadly history. The Time of the Hunter's Moon: According to legend, a girl will see her future husband at the time of the hunter's moon. But when the handsome stranger revealed to Cordelia Grant disappears after an all-too-brief encounter, she has to wonder: Was he merely an apparition...or something more? What readers are saying about The Pride of the Peacock "The heroine is adventurous, the hero is brooding, and the twists and turns of the story are unexpected, culminating in a surprise but satisfying ending." "It's suspenseful, full of relationship tales, uplifting, and I had a hard time putting it down!" "I couldn't put it down. The twist at the end is surprising and reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style. Definitely a classic." "One of Holt's best books." "I loved this book. I have read it over and over again-along with every novel ever written by Victoria Holt!" What reviewers are saying about The Pride of the Peacock "The mysteries drew me in and kept me guessing right up to the end..."-The Good, the Bad, and the Unread "This is just story telling at its finest."-Romancing the Book What everyone is saying about the Queen of Gothic Romance Victoria Holt "Victoria Holt's writing is captivating"-Bookfoolery "She spins history with romance and intrigue and always leaves me wanting more." "Holt's stories are spell binding....page turners." "I love her books! I have read all of them again and again. She is a wonderful storyteller." "One of the supreme writers of gothic romance, a compelling storyteller whose gripping novelshave thrilled millions."-RT Book Reviews

📒Ojibwe Waasa Inaabidaa ✍ Thomas D. Peacock

♠Book Title : Ojibwe Waasa Inaabidaa
✍Author : Thomas D. Peacock
♛Publisher : Afton, MN : Afton Historical Society Press
♣Release Date : 2002
✿Pages : 159
♠ISBN : UOM:39015055467032
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Ojibwe Waasa Inaabidaa Book Synopsis : The story of the Anishinaabe, or Ojibwe people, who have lived on the North American continent for many thousands of years. Beginning in the dim past, it chronicles in text, photography, and illustrations the saga of a still vibrant and evolving people, still strong in their ways. Contains primary source material in the form of photographs, personal narratives, etc.

📒A Field Guide To Reality ✍ Joanna Kavenna

♠Book Title : A Field Guide to Reality
✍Author : Joanna Kavenna
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 2015-07-14
✿Pages : 304
♠ISBN : 1784292575
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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♠Book Title : The Virgin in the Garden
✍Author : A. S. Byatt
♛Publisher : Vintage
♣Release Date : 2012-04-18
✿Pages : 432
♠ISBN : 9780307819536
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Virgin in the Garden Book Synopsis : The Virgin in the Garden is a wonderfully erudite entertainment in which enlightenment and sexuality, Elizabethan drama and contemporary comedy, intersect richly and unpredictably.

📒Beauty In Thorns ✍ Kate Forsyth

♠Book Title : Beauty in Thorns
✍Author : Kate Forsyth
♛Publisher : Random House Australia
♣Release Date : 2017-07-03
✿Pages : 480
♠ISBN : 9781925324266
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Beauty in Thorns Book Synopsis : A spellbinding reimagining of 'Sleeping Beauty' set amongst the wild bohemian circle of Pre-Raphaelite artists and poets. The Pre-Raphaelites were determined to liberate art and love from the shackles of convention. Ned Burne-Jones had never had a painting lesson and his family wanted him to be a parson. Only young Georgie Macdonald - the daughter of a Methodist minister - understood. She put aside her own dreams to support him, only to be confronted by many years of gossip and scandal. Dante Gabriel Rossetti was smitten with his favourite model, Lizzie Siddal. She wanted to be an artist herself, but was seduced by the irresistible lure of laudanum. William Morris fell head-over-heels for a 'stunner' from the slums, Janey Burden. Discovered by Ned, married to William, she embarked on a passionate affair with Gabriel that led inexorably to tragedy. Margot Burne-Jones had become her father's muse. He painted her as Briar Rose, the focus of his most renowned series of paintings, based on the fairy-tale that haunted him all his life. Yet Margot longed to be awakened to love. Bringing to life the dramatic true story of love, obsession and heartbreak that lies behind the Victorian era's most famous paintings, Beauty in Thorns is the story of awakenings of all kinds.

📒The Matisse Stories ✍ A. S. Byatt

♠Book Title : The Matisse Stories
✍Author : A. S. Byatt
♛Publisher : Vintage
♣Release Date : 2009-09-23
✿Pages : 144
♠ISBN : 9780307488046
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝The Matisse Stories Book Synopsis : These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest reserves of our being. Beautifully written, intensely observed, The Matisse Stories is fiction of spellbinding authority. "Full of delight and humor...The Matisse Stories is studded with brilliantly apt images and a fine sense for subtleties of conversation and emotion."--San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.

♠Book Title : the post office directory of northamptonshire huntingdonshire bedfordshire buckinghamshire berkshire and oxfordshire
✍Author : e. r. kelly
♛Publisher :
♣Release Date : 1869
✿Pages :
♠ISBN : OXFORD:555075160
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Wine And The Vine ✍ Tim Unwin

♠Book Title : Wine and the Vine
✍Author : Tim Unwin
♛Publisher : Routledge
♣Release Date : 2005-07-12
✿Pages : 432
♠ISBN : 9781134761913
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📝Wine and the Vine Book Synopsis : Very few books have products as diverse as those of the grape vine: even fewer have products with such a cultural significance. Wine and the Vine provides an introduction to the historical geography of viticulture and the wine trade from prehistory to the present. It considers wine as both a unique expression of the interaction of people in a particular environment, rich in symbol and meaning, and a commercial product of great economic importance to particular regions.