20 Aug

The Politics of Gulliver's Travels

F. P. Lock

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Our members-only Surname Interest database encourages connections to other members, via e-mail, to share information on mutual ancestry. Ironically, Ireland would not be satisfied with such limited self government when the war was finally over. The key feature of the pact is a mutual defence clause if one country is attacked the others will come to its defence. It was an overwhelming success, and was followed by similar novels and sequels, including Luck and Pluck (1869) and Tattered Tom (1871), all with the same theme: the rise from rags to riches.

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20 Aug

Forests of Symbols: World, Text & Self in Malcolm Lowry's

Patrick A. McCarthy

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What is now Italy has a very jumbled history, but there were kingdoms to be found there too, among them, the old Norman Kingdom of Sicily, the Kingdom of Sardinia (which lead to the modern Italian state), and the curiously-named Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. Yet while languages and customs overlap, they also differ greatly. There is a reference to it, making it legally binding, but the full text does not appear, even in an annex. The cuisine of the British Isles and North West Europe reflects the variety of cultures that can also be found.

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20 Aug

Rare Poems of the Seventeenth Century

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Even worse, they lack the means to make sense of it but, with the arrogance with which they are so often imbued, assume their audiences are as lacking in basic knowledge as they are. Comments (0) Have you ever dreamed of living in a castle? The second most prevalent religion is Muslim which is practised by approximately 5% of the population. Connery, Clare. "Food Before the Famine." N., about an officer in the British Royal Navy who risks his life to help stop the illegal slave trade; #1 in the Killigrew series.

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20 Aug

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Oxford World's Classics)

Arthur Conan Doyle

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In this view, the EU has the capacity to even strengthen national sovereignty. He created and finished his first try, swapping passes with a rejuvenated Brown before outstripping the Stade defence. There are two pretenders to this throne, descended from Princess-Imperial Isabel, heiress of Dom Pedro II. South Africa would develop a complicated racial hierarchy which went fully into operation after World War Two in 1948 but many of the ideas and justifications were formulated in the pre-war years.

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20 Aug

The Age of Projects (UCLA Clark Memorial Library Series)

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It is one of the thorniest of modern moral conundrums. On the other side of the Irish Sea, the British OS addresses the issue on their website, stating that: ["British Isles"] is purely a geographical term – it refers to the islands of Great Britain and Ireland – including the Republic of Ireland – and the 5000 or so smaller islands scattered around our coasts. If you liked reading this post, please give it a heart, either on the top right side or bottom left side of the post.

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19 Aug

An Empire of Air and Water: Uncolonizable Space in the

Siobhan Carroll

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It began life as the Peel Web, a resource for students of the period 1830-50 and has been extended to include the period 1760-1830. It is unashamedly Tory, and supports the Established Church! “Lions and tigers and bears! He laid out a series of towns between 1277 and 1296 beside his new castles in north Wales, such as Caernarvon and Conway. For example, one student immediately noticed in a Chinese propaganda poster how the five people shown seem to represent the stars on the Chinese flag, with the largest (representing the Communist Party) in the middle surrounded by smaller people representing the various groups in society.

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19 Aug

British Poetry in the Age of Modernism

Peter Howarth

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The uncertainty about the new crop [there were already signs of a second year of potato blight] only makes it more necessary.... A Westlife CD from a Dublin Tower Records cost me £26.99 in 1999. "Back For Good," 1995. They also include more general advice on things like fuel availability and tolls. European History European History Forum - Western and Eastern Europe including the British Isles, Scandinavia, Russia Are people from Northern Ireland considered British or Irish?

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19 Aug

V.S. Naipaul

Bruce King

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Irish missionaries founded monasteries outside Ireland, such as Iona Abbey, the Abbey of St Gall in Switzerland, and Bobbio Abbey in Italy. With no detail to support this assertion, though, the claim was left hanging – but it does point to the supposition that the Government believes freedom of movement is negotiable. In particular, it reflects the increased popularity of the 'American' option following its inclusion as an example in the 2000 census forms.

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19 Aug

Writing the Sky: Observations and Essays on Dermot Healy

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It had, they believed, a noticeably harmful effect on the military due to the decrease in people fulfilling their military service, and also negatively affected agricultural employers, whose source of cheap labour was dwindling. 58 Despite the fact that internal migration from the Swedish countryside to Swedish towns and cities outnumbered emigration across the Atlantic, criticising emigrants was an easier option than criticising industrial employers and the attitudes upon which hostility to emigration was based were compatible with rising patriotism associated with the rejuvenated national romantic movement in the arts and literature. 59 Continued concern over Swedish emigration in the early-20th century led to the formation of a special national commission in 1907 to address the issue.

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19 Aug

The Works of Thomas De Quincey: The Art of Conversation

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The ancient Greek ethno-historians, especially Dio Cassius, noted in their observations that there were an awful lot of really, really big bad-ass (Clairol) blond/flaxen and redheaded Celtic warriors with grey eyes. In the US and Australia, for instance, most people of English ancestry are quick to 'forget' their ancestry, whereas other groups, be they Irish, Italian, German, Chinese, Indian - seem to retain a consciousness of being that ethnicity, even if they are culturally in no way German or Irish or anything.

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