A compilation of essays, sketches and verse on all aspects of fishing by over 80 contributers. These include Isaak Walton, Arthur Ransome, Thoreau and many others.
Charming poems for children, based on the traditional cherry stone counting rhyme.
Contains two adventures of Peter and Wonk, "Adventure in the Night," and "Strawberries and Cream."
"Ten great Puffins of the past for children of the present." From a scarecrow to a cave boy, ballet to sailing, and a very clever spider.
A collection of classic adventure stories for young and old. From pirates to dinosaurs, spies to soldiers.
Bilbo Baggins' journey "There and back again," with many perilous adventures and wonderous characters in between.
A comprehensive collection of over 300 fables, from The Hare and the Tortoise to The Fox and the Grapes.
An American girl travels to Finland with her family and soon makes friends with a classmate. A warm-hearted tale of Finnish customs and magical countryside.
A charming and whimsical look at the puppies of 19 breeds of dog, each accompanied by a sweet painting and description. Perhaps once intended as a special children's gift, this book would surely be treasured by dog-lovers of any age.
A comprehensive and most charming guide to creating and maintaining a garden, especially aimed at enthusing children with the joys such a pastime. can bring. After an introduction, the book is divided into sections covering each of the four seasons. The many photographs, of gardens, individual plants and little Edwardian gardeners really bring alive the sound practical advice and historical period. One photograph shows the gardens at Swiss cottage in the grounds of Osborne house that Queen Victoria had laid out in equal size plots for each of her nine children. These can be seen unchanged today. Little excerpts from poems illuminate the text. However, the advice for children to use red lead to stop mice eating seeds may not be so welcome now!
Cecil Beaton's personal history of fashion and those who have influenced it in the first half of the Twentieth Century. Witty and wise, a most knowledgeable book about fashion and it's designers. Full of anecdotes and the authors own drawings and photographs.
Whimsical and charming cartoons by Punch contributor Rowland Emett. Although published in wartime, this is British humour from perhaps a gentler age.
In Shakespeare's longest play, Hamlet Prince of Denmark tries to exact revenge on his Uncle Claudius; who has killed Hamlet's father and married his mother to seize the throne.
A Biggles adventure set over the battlefields of WW1. "The story tells of a plan formed by certain young flying officers for rescuing British prisoners from behind German lines, and of the astonishing adventures that befell them carrying it out."
Original tales about the royal fairy court of Pantouflia, following the inhabitants adventures and encounters with giant humans
Christina Rossetti's charming narrative poem. Telling the story of how Laura and Lizzie are tempted by fruit from Goblin market stalls. This edition contains a beautiful painting and small drawings throughout by Arthur Rackham.
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