Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance makes it to the shelves of the breathtaking Fact or Fable Book Shop in Peasedown St. John

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Category: History
Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance by Lisa Jardine
New York, London, Toronto, Sydney & Auckland: Nan A Talese, 1996
Hardback with Dust Jacket over boards with titling to
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: Worldly Goods provides a radical interpretation of the Golden Age of European culture. During the Renaissance, Jardine argues, vicious commercial battles were being fought over silks and spices, and who should control international trade.

The flowering of civilization, the rebirth of classical scholarship and the serendipitous coming together of some of the greatest artists the world has ever known: this is the traditional view of the Renaissance. This work provides an interpretation of that age of European culture. In it, the author argues that while aristocrats and newly prosperous merchants commissioned works of art from the leading artists of the day, vicious commercial battles were being fought over silks and spices, and who should control international trade. As humanism and the new learning spread out of Italy across Europe, the prodigious output of the printing presses which sprang up soon dictated by accident as much as by design what was to become the European intellectual tradition.
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Strength of the Hills: An Autobiography breezes into the marvellous Fact or Fable Book Shop in Peasedown St. John

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Category: Biography
Strength of the Hills: An Autobiography by George Ewart Evans
London & Boston: Faber & Faber, 1983
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Faun boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by: David Gentleman
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: The reputation of George Ewart Evans has been achieved with a sequence of remarkable works of rural history, starting with the classic Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay in 1956. In the course of these books Mr Evans recorded the oral testimony of farm workers, horsemen and fishermen to the ancient folk culture of East Anglia, which he showed with particular skill and sympathy to have survived virtually down to the present day.

As attentive readers of his books know, Mr Evans is a Welshman who cares passionately for his cultural birthright in which rugby football features as powerfully as politics, poetry, music and religion. In The Strength of the Hills he reflects on his own life and career, from the child in the coal mining valley of the Cynon in Glamorgan, with white-washed hill farms in sight of grim colliery workings, to the classicist and former teacher whose friendship with an old Suffolk shepherd led him to his vocation as an historian.

The Strength of the Hills is a tribute to his resilience, his undying love of Wales and his warm-hearted response to the experiences and memories of his fellow men and women.
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The Irish Country House: A Social History appears in the tremendous Fact or Fable Book Shop in Peasedown St. John

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Category: History Ireland
The Irish Country House: A Social History by Peter Somerville-Large
London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Green boards with Gilt titling to Spine
Illustrated by: Mark Fiennes (Photos.)
2nd printing. [First Published: 1995] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Ribbon Markers [1]; Colour Photographs; Maps [1]; Gazeteer;

From the cover: For 700 years the Ascendancy dominated Ireland: landlords built their great houses, landscaped their parks and spent wealth gathered from rents, before disappearing in the 20th century.

Making use of letters, diaries, memoirs, estate documents, inventories, travellers tales and family reminiscences, Peter Somerville-Large examines the lifestyle of the so-called rural sovereigns , describing the elegance, discomfort, and danger associated with castle and mansion, and the lives of many famous figures who created or inhabited the great houses.
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The Marriage Hearse turns up at the glorious Fact or Fable Book Shop in Peasedown St. John

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Category: Fiction Author: E
The Marriage Hearse by Kate Ellis
London: Judy Piatkus, 2006
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Black boards with Silver titling to Spine
From the cover: When Kirsten Harbourn is found strangled and naked on her wedding day, DI Wesley Peterson makes some alarming discoveries. Kirsten was being pursued by an obsessed stalker and she had dark secrets her doting fiancé, Peter, knew nothing about. But Kirstens wasnt the only wedding planned to take place that July day in South Devon. At Morbay register office a terrified young girl makes her wedding vows. And a few days later her bridegroom is found dead in a seedy seaside hotel.

As Wesley investigates he suspects that his death and his brides subsequent disappearance might be linked to Kirstens murder. Meanwhile the skeleton of a young female is found buried in a farmers field a field that once belonged to the family of Ralph Strong, an Elizabethan playwright whose play, The Fair Wife of Padua is to be performed for the first time in four hundred years. Is this bloodthirsty play a confession to a murder committed in the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1? Or does it tell another story, one that might cast light on recent mysteries?
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Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration pops up in the astounding Fact or Fable Book Shop in Peasedown St. John

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Category: Art Individual Artists
Arthur Rackham: A Life with Illustration by James Hamilton
London: Pavilion, 1995
Paperback
Illustrated by way of: Chronological Tables; Graphs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Colour Drawings; Genealogical Tables;

From the cover: A fascinating insight into the personality, career and work of one of the worlds most collectable illustrators. Filled with enchanting pictures and authoritative text In this fascinating book, art historian James Hamilton examines the work and life of the illustrator Arthur Rackham. Rackhams illustrations for works such as Rip Van Winkle, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, Alice in Wonderland and A Midsummer Nights Dream have attained the classic status of the writings themselves indeed, in some cases they have become synonymous with them.

Rackham himself, however, has previously remained a shadowy figure. As well as featuring exquisite illustrations and sketches, extracts from Rackhams correspondence and insightful commentary from James Hamilton shed new light on this much collected illustrator.
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The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting & Pruning Techniques makes it to the shelves of the breathtaking Fact or Fable Book Shop in Peasedown St. John

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Category: Gardening
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting & Pruning Techniques by Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Portland & London: Timber Press, 2012
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Red boards with Gilt titling to Spine
8th (revised) printing. Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: With more than 180,000 copies sold since its original publication, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has proven to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. Now, in this expanded edition, theres even more to learn from and enjoy. This is the first, and still the most thorough, book to detail essential practices of perennial care such as deadheading, pinching, cutting back, thinning, disbudding, and dead leafing, all of which are thoroughly explained and illustrated.

More than 200 new colour photographs have been added to this revised edition, showing perennials in various border situations and providing images for each of the entries in the A-to-Z encyclopaedia of important perennial species. In addition, there is a new 32-page journal section, in which you can enter details, notes, and observations about the requirements and performance of perennials in your own garden.
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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival appears in the tremendous Fact or Fable Book Shop in Peasedown St. John

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Category: Sport Hunting
The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant
London: Sceptre, 2010
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Grey boards with Red titling to Spine
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps [2];

From the cover: Its December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russias Far East. The tiger isnt just killing people, its annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks arent random: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again.

As he re-creates these extraordinary events, Vaillant gives us an unforgettable portrait of this spectacularly beautiful and mysterious region. We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers, even sharing their kills with them. We witness the arrival of Russian settlers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, soldiers and hunters who greatly diminished the tiger populations. And we come to know their descendants, who, crushed by poverty, have turned to poaching and further upset the natural balance of the region.

This ancient, tenuous relationship between man and predator is at the very heart of this remarkable book. Throughout we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist, how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters, and how early Homo sapiens may have fit seamlessly into the tigers ecosystem. Above all, we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger, a highly intelligent super-predator that can grow to ten feet long, weigh more than six hundred pounds, and range daily over vast territories of forest and mountain.

Beautifully written and deeply informative, The Tiger circles around three main characters: Vladimir Markov, a poacher killed by the tiger; Yuri Trush, the lead tracker; and the tiger himself. It is an absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the taiga.
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