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THIS HEARTBREAKING, HEARTWARMING, TRUE STORY FOLLOWING THE HISTORY OF A FAMILY IN WALES IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS EVER WRITTEN. 'I am a proud supporter of our National Health Service which has shown yet again what an important and valued institution it is in the UK. As the first NHS baby through to her work today, Aneira's story shows her dedication and passion for protecting this phenomenal service for future generations.' KEIR STARMER 'This book speaks from the heart about a passion to preserve our NHS - as powerful a symbol of goodness as we have. Nye's own experience and that of her family represents our deep need to fight for a society where all are equal in worth and value. And how the NHS stands fast as a symbol of equality, of fairness, and of compassion for all.' MICHAEL SHEEN 'Aneira has written a memoir which is a deeply personal, richly researched and incredibly timely tribute to Britain's commitment to provide free and equal healthcare to all.' - DAILY MAIL Book of the Week, 22 May 2020 _____________________________________________________________ 'Edna,' says the doctor, coming to stand beside her bed. 'You need to wait. It's not long now. Don't push. Just hold on, Edna!' The birth of the National Health Service coincided with the birth of one little girl in South Wales: Aneira 'Nye' Thomas, the first baby delivered by the NHS. This is the touching story of Nye's family - their loves and losses - and the launch of a treasured public service that has touched the lives of every family in the nation.
The sun, the moon, the seasons, our Arapaho way of life,"" writes foreworder Jordan Dresser. ""When you look around, you see circles everywhere. And that includes the lens Sara Wiles uses to capture these intimate moments of our Arapaho journeys."" In The Arapaho Way, Wiles returns to Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation, whose people she so gracefully portrayed in words and photographs in Arapaho Journeys (2011). She continues her journey of discovery here, photographing the lives of contemporary Northern Arapaho people and listening to their stories that map the many roads to being Arapaho. In more than 100 pictures, taken over the course of thirty-five years, and Wiles's accompanying essays, the history of individuals and their culture unfold, revealing a continuity, as well as breaks in the circle. Mixing traditional ways with new ideas - Catholicism, ranching, cowboying, school learning, activism, quilting, beadwork, teaching, family life - the people of Wind River open a rich world to Wiles and her readers. These are people like Helen Cedartree, who artfully combines Arapaho ways with the teaching of the mission boarding schools she once attended; like the Underwood family, who live off the land as gardeners and farmers and value family and hard work above everything; and like Ryan Gambler and Fred Armajo, whose love of horses and ranching keep them close to home. And there are others who have ventured into the non-Indian world, people like James Large, who brings home tenets of Indian activism learned in Denver. There are also, inevitably, visions of violence and loss as The Arapaho Way depicts the full life of the Wind River Indian Reservation, from the traditional wisdom of the elder to the most forward-looking youth, from the outer reaches of an ancient culture to the last-minute challenges of an ever-changing world.
A photographic guide to one of England's most characterful hills, by award-winning photographer and filmaker, Alastair Lee. Although not the highest of the Penines, Pendle Hill has the most impressive vertical scale on all sides. There are not many other hills like it within close proximity: directly to the east there is nothing taller until the Ural Mountains over 3000 miles away. To the south lies the urban corridor of Colne, Nelson, Brierfield and Burnley, with Boulsworth and the Burnley Moors on the horizon. To the north are the famous Yorkshire peaks of Pen-y-Gent and Ingleborough, and beyond these the Langdale Pikes in the Lake District can be seen on a clear day. Looking west across the Ribble Valley the towns of Downham and Clitheroe are in clear view, and directly to the west is Blackpool Tower and the Irish Sea. Taken in all seasons and weathers, Alastair Lee's superb photographs build an intimate and atmospheric portrait of Pendle Hill.
Go beyond London's famous landmarks and discover the hidden gems. From secluded mews and undiscovered cafes to flower markets and tree-lined streets, prettycitylondon champions the quiet, gentle moments that allow you to escape in a huge capital city like London. If you know where to look, you will find that traditional shopfronts, vintage transport, artisan bakeries, whimsical florists and timeless bookstores are but a hop, skip and a jump from the centre, and some right in the middle. Full of the unexplored and less-appreciated areas of London, this stunning guide also includes tips on how to plan and photograph your own prettycitylondon experience, whether on foot or dreaming from afar.
Travel 20 - 25 miles away from the four urban centers of Tennessee and you'll see pretty much what you might have seen 50 or 75 years ago. Or even longer. Both the people and the scenery reflect the deep goodness and honored customs that have imbued this land for generations. Slow Roads Tennessee captures that essence in image and word. In order to portray the timelessness of the countryside, the artist stayed off the main roads and used a $25 plastic film camera with its inherent light leaks, soft focus, and dark corners, similar in look to cameras from another time. Two years and almost 11,000 slow road miles in the making, Park selected a single photograph from each of the state's 95 counties. He then composed short stories and a couple of poems that accompany 17 of the images that seemed to have something extra to convey. A warm, traditional, and reflective treasure of Slow Roads Tennessee.
In this text in the "In Focus" series, aimed a students and independent travellers, Brazil is depicted as a land of global superlatives, boasting the best football, the largest rainforest, and the world's worst social and economic inequality. It's vibrant culture is best known for carnival and samba and attracts thousands of visitors each year. The carnival capital of Rio also showcases Brazil's contrasts, as the shanty towns of the dispossesed cling to the mountain sides overlooking the beach playgrounds of the rich.
Long-time Florida resident Joshua Lawrence Kinser covers the best of the Gulf Coast, from the mangroves of Everglades National Park to the glass skyscrapers and lazy canals of Tampa. Kinser has plenty of fun, interesting trip strategies to offer, including Best Beaches, Camping on the Coast, and RV the GC. Complete with details on snorkeling and diving the Nature Coast's Caverns, wandering through the historical sites of Apalachicola and Tallahassee, and fishing along miles of coast and parkland, Moon Florida Gulf Coast gives travellers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Here is an attempt to make a portrait, or rather a collective portrait, like one of those pictured by an old Flemish master. Here is a portrait of the French village of Janac in Upper Languedoc...
Part painting in prose, part delightful narrative, this book is filled with clever observations, memorable characters and the authors' own paintings and drawings. It will prove irresistible to anyone interested in the culture of the French village.
A new edition of a modern classic of photography. Martin Parr is Europe's premier contemporary photographer, and "The Last Resort" is the book that is considered to have launched his career. Taken at the height of the Thatcher years, it depicts the "great British seaside" in all its garish glory. Described by some as cruel and voyeuristic and by others as a stunning satire on the state of Britain, early editions are now much sought after by collectors worldwide. Includes a new essay by Gerry Badger, photographer, architect, curator, and critic.
"Who would have thought you could create a cat bed from a washing-up bowl, design a doll's house from an old shoe box or make a flower pot from a margarine tub - all on live television!" Valerie Singleton, Blue Peter presenter 1962-1972 "My ultimate favourite has to be Tracy Island. I loved all the little details, such as the bendable pipe cleaner, palm trees and that it was compatible with the shop bought Thunderbirds toys." Konnie Huq, Blue Peter presenter, 1997-2008 Blue Peter is the longest-running children's programme in the world. At its peak, before the days of streaming and social media, it notched up 8 million viewers an episode and received a thousand letters a day. Recently voted the UK's best children's TV programme of all time, it was - and remains - famous for its makes, all of which used inexpensive household items such as cereal boxes and squeezy bottles, as well as the essential sticky-backed plastic and rubber solution glue. This affectionate celebration of the favourite makes from the show, has facsimiles from the Blue Peter annuals and includes the iconic Advent Crown, made with wire coat hangers, tinsel and candles. A Christmas Door Decoration, made from a polystyrene ceiling tile, some more tinsel and a cake doily. A Luxury Cat Basket, made from a washingup bowl. Plant Pots using old margarine tubs. A Doll's House made from a shoebox (with furniture made from matchboxes). Plus, of course, the instructions for the Blue Peter version of Thunderbirds Tracy Island.
This is a travel guide with a difference..."Graffiti Travel Guide: Singapore" is a novel concept. It is a mode-with-love book where pictures, words and design come together to evoke the heart and soul of the city - for independent, adventurous and savvy globetrotters."Graffiti Travel Guide: Singapore" conjures a realistic image of the city told in a poetic and creative style by those who live in and love the city. This book informs with top insider recommendations and doesn't overwhelm readers with information but gives them room to discover Singapore for themselves.The guidebook reveals some of Singapore's "secret" corners, as well as the more well known areas and covers, in a refreshingly modern style, all the requirements for getting the most out of a trip - be it dining out, shopping, culture or accommodation. The book is crammed with useful information laid out amongst bright and colourful photos and pictures, giving an eye-catching insight into Singapore life and culture for the adventurous and independent traveller, who wishes to dig deeper and explore new experiences.Every page is different, and designed to reflect the atmosphere of the places/customs that it covers. It is not just a guide - it's also a handbook to Singapore's people and places, a handsome souvenir for visitors, and a launch pad for creative interpretations about each topic.Most travel guides are 'researched' and written by people who have visited the location just a few times. This book takes on 30 professional as well as first time writers, designers and photographers who love the city, grew up in it and know it like the back of their hand - the result is a revelation of interesting people and places that only insiders know.
Discover the most intriguing, fascinating and extraordinary facts about the world in this lavishly illustrated, large format atlas. Feed your imagination and go on an adventure with this unusual atlas which is illustrated with a wealth of quirky facts and curiosities from around the world. Uncover hidden secrets on every page - from world cultures to history, the economy to nature, geography to sporting events and following the trails of great explorers. Be inspired and surprised by carefully selected and composed text, with icons, graphics and routes that will make you see the world through different eyes. Plan your next adventure, or revisit where you have been already - Explorer's Atlas has been created for travellers, map lovers and adventurers of any age.
The perfect companion to experiencing everything that America's most famous road has to offer, The Route 66 Photo Road Trip guides the reader from Amarillo to Las Vegas, with recommendations for dining and lodging, lists of attractions, itineraries and tips for capturing memorable photographs with professional gear or a phone.
Connecting communities from Corolla in the north to Ocracoke Island in the south, scenic North Carolina Highway 12 binds together the fragile barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks. Throughout its lifetime, however, NC 12 has faced many challenges-from recurring storms and shifting sands to legal and political disputes-that have threatened this remarkable highway's very existence. Through the unique lens of the road's rich history, Dawson Carr tells the story of the Outer Banks as it has unfolded since a time when locals used oxcarts to pull provisions from harbors to their homes and the Wright Brothers struggled over mountainous dunes. Throughout, Carr captures the personal stories of those who have loved and lived on the Outer Banks. As Carr relates the importance of NC 12 and its transformation from a string of beach roads to a scenic byway joining miles of islands, he also chronicles the history of a region over the last eighty-five years, showing how the highway and the residents of the Outer Banks came to rely on each other.
This comprehensive planning guide to 4x4 travel through eastern Africa (Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia) is based on first-hand travel experience. Introductory chapters give detailed general information and guidance on itineraries, what to take, potential costs, fuel availability, road conditions, security issues, requisite documentation, medical precautions, check lists, bush recipes and more. This is followed by descriptions of the routes traversed by the author and her party through six countries. Route maps and detailed, sensible advice equip future travellers with all the necessary information required to plan and carry out out a trouble-free trip through the region. Originally self-published under the title Beware of Falling Mangoes, this handy companion has easy, bulleted text and contains numerous photographs. An invaluable guide for 4x4 explorers to these less-travelled – but hugely rewarding – parts of our continent.
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