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Lady M - The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne 1751-1818 (Paperback): Colin Brown Lady M - The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne 1751-1818 (Paperback)
Colin Brown
R234 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At a time of emerging women leaders, the life of Elizabeth Milbanke, Viscountess Melbourne, the shrewdest political hostess of the Georgian period, is particularly intriguing. It was Byron who called her `Lady M' and it was Byron's tempestuous and very public affair with Elizabeth's daughter-in-law Lady Caroline Lamb that was the scandal of the age. Lady M rose above all adversity, using sex and her husband's wealth to hold court among such glittering figures as Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, the Whig leader and wit Charles James Fox and the playwright Sheridan. Her many lovers included Lord Egremont, Turner's wealthy patron, and the future George IV. Elizabeth schemed on behalf of her children and her ambitions were realised when her son William Lamb (`Lord M') became the young Queen Victoria's confidant and Prime Minister. Based upon primary research - diaries, archives and extensive correspondence between Lady M and Lord Byron - Colin Brown examines the Regency period and its pre-Victorian code of morals from the perspective of a powerful and influential woman on the 200th anniversary of her death.

Whitehall - The Street that Shaped a Nation (Paperback, Ed): Colin Brown Whitehall - The Street that Shaped a Nation (Paperback, Ed)
Colin Brown 1
R237 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R86 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

No other street in Britain contains more landmarks to our island's history than Whitehall. Here, Colin Brown takes us behind its closed doors. We visit what was the most notorious address in London when Byron and Lady Caroline Lamb conducted their very public and tempestuous love affair; the Admiralty, where Nelson received his orders to attack the French; and fragments of the tennis courts where Anne Boleyn watched Henry VIII playing tennis in his 'slops'. We follow in Henry's footsteps down a secret passageway leading to Number Ten Downing Street, later used by Alastair Campbell to avoid the cameras outside Number Ten, and witness never-before-published documents that show how Churchill, in 1940, prepared for street fighting in Whitehall's departments. Whitehalltells the story of our island race, its empire, its conquests and its decline, encapsulated in one small corner of the capital.

Lady M - The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne 1751-1818 (Hardcover): Colin Brown Lady M - The Life and Loves of Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne 1751-1818 (Hardcover)
Colin Brown 1
R474 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R104 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At a time of emerging women leaders, the life of Elizabeth Milbanke, Viscountess Melbourne, the shrewdest political hostess of the Georgian period, is particularly intriguing. It was Byron who called her `Lady M' and it was Byron's tempestuous and very public affair with Elizabeth's daughter-in-law Lady Caroline Lamb that was the scandal of the age. Lady M rose above all adversity, using sex and her husband's wealth to hold court among such glittering figures as Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, the Whig leader and wit Charles James Fox and the playwright Sheridan. Her many lovers included Lord Egremont, Turner's wealthy patron, and the future George IV. Elizabeth schemed on behalf of her children and her ambitions were realised when her son William Lamb (`Lord M') became the young Queen Victoria's confidant and Prime Minister. Based upon primary research - diaries, archives and extensive correspondence between Lady M and Lord Byron - Colin Brown examines the Regency period and its pre-Victorian code of morals from the perspective of a powerful and influential woman on the 200th anniversary of her death.

'The Scum of the Earth' - What Happened to the Real British Heroes of Waterloo? (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Colin... 'The Scum of the Earth' - What Happened to the Real British Heroes of Waterloo? (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Colin Brown
R257 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R60 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Scum Of The Earth follows common soldiers - those whom Wellington angrily condemned as `scum' for their looting at Vitoria - from victory at Waterloo to a Regency Britain at war with itself: James Graham, an Irishman hailed as the bravest man in the British army for his actions in closing the north gate at Hougoumont, forced to plead for charity on his return to Britain; John Lees, a spinner from Oldham who met his end at Peterloo in 1819 - sabred by the same cavalry with which he had served his country; and countless others. Colin Brown skilfully dismantles the myth that the defeat of Napoleon ended the threat of revolution spreading from France. Wellington's `scum' may have won peace in Europe for fifty years, but at home, repression and revolution were in the air, and by 1848 the whole of Europe was once more set for complete upheaval. The picture that emerges is a very different one from the traditional view of elegant Regency Britain.

Operation Big - The Race to Stop Hitler's A-Bomb (Paperback, UK ed.): Colin Brown Operation Big - The Race to Stop Hitler's A-Bomb (Paperback, UK ed.)
Colin Brown
R354 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R72 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`We ourselves were almost awestruck, not so much at the power of the Bomb, for this we had expected, but because the Americans had used it with so little notice.' R. V. Jones, head of wartime British Scientific Intelligence Marcial Echenique, a Cambridge professor, recently became curious when he found wiring concealed under the floorboards of his country mansion, Farm Hall. The manor had an astonishing past as an MI6 staging post for some of the most secret operations of the Second World War. But in April 1945, Farm Hall was to play an even more astounding role, housing ten of Germany's top nuclear physicists captured in daring raids. Amid the chaos of the disintegrating Third Reich they were flown to England covertly in a mission code-named Operation Big. Every word they uttered was bugged by MI6 eavesdroppers using the wires found by the professor. After the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, these men would claim they could have developed A-bombs for the Third Reich, but did not `for the greater good of mankind'. Most believe this to have been a lie. But was there an even greater deception? Were they captured not to stop Hitler, but to stop Stalin? Did the US drop the Bomb as a show of power not to the Japanese, but to the Soviets? Colin Brown guides us through a world of espionage, scientific discovery and questions of morality as he reveals the extraordinary truth surrounding Hitler's atomic bomb.

Glory and B*llocks - The Truth Behind Ten Defining Events in British History - And the Half-truths, Lies, Mistakes and What We... Glory and B*llocks - The Truth Behind Ten Defining Events in British History - And the Half-truths, Lies, Mistakes and What We Really Just Don't Know About Brexit (Paperback)
Colin Brown 1
R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Did the longbow secure victory at Agincourt or are the English just better in mud? Did Queen Elizabeth I know the Armada had capitulated when she delivered one of the most inspiring speeches in all history? Where did Wellington meet his Waterloo? Was the vote to leave the European Union Britain's modern Peasants' Revolt? Colin Brown travels to the sites of some of the most significant events in British history to skewer inaccuracies embedded in popular parlance and reveal the truth behind the stories that make Britain great.

Operation Big - The Race to Stop Hitler's A-Bomb (Paperback): Colin Brown Operation Big - The Race to Stop Hitler's A-Bomb (Paperback)
Colin Brown
R234 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R48 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A professor of architecture at Cambridge University, Marcial Echenique, recently became curious when he found wiring concealed under the floorboards of his country mansion, Farm Hall in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire. The mansion had an astonishing past as an MI6 staging post for some of the most daring secret operations of the Second World War. But in April 1945, Farm Hall was to play an even more astounding role, as a `country club' for ten of Germany's top nuclear physicists after they had been captured in Germany and secretly flown back to England in a daring raid code-named Operation Big. Every word they uttered was bugged by MI6 eavesdroppers using the wires found by the professor. After the dropping of the bomb these men would claim they could have developed it for the Third Reich but did not `for the greater good of mankind'. Most believe this to be a deception. But was there an even greater deception? Were they captured not to stop Hitler, but to stop Stalin? Did the US drop the bomb not as a show of power to the Japanese, but to the Soviets? Colin Brown guides us through a world of espionage, scientific discovery and questions of morality as he reveals the extraordinary truth surrounding Hitler's atomic bomb.

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer - Emily Carr and Wolfagang Paalen in British Columbia (Hardcover):... I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer - Emily Carr and Wolfagang Paalen in British Columbia (Hardcover)
Colin Browne
R306 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R62 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia brings together new research concerning the French/Austrian artist Wolfgang Paalen (1905-1959), and the great Canadian modernist, Emily Carr (1871-1945), both of whom dedicated their most productive years to what Paalen called "the direct visualization of the forces which move our body and mind." Accompanying an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery scheduled for July 1 to November 13, 2016, the catalog will tell the story of how both artists met in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1939, and how the creative vision of each one expanded in reaction to the landscape and the monumental art of the Northwest Coast First Nations. The catalog will present an essay by the scholar Colin Browne, ancillary archival materials, as well as full color reproductions of both early and late works by both artists as they moved toward their transcendent visions. With objects assembled from public and private collections internationally, this first pairing of these two modernist painters is being organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, and curated by Colin Browne.

Philosophy and the Christian Faith - A Historical Sketch from the Middle Ages to the Present Day (Paperback): Colin Brown Philosophy and the Christian Faith - A Historical Sketch from the Middle Ages to the Present Day (Paperback)
Colin Brown
R374 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R64 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Colin Brown surveys the thought of over 400 philosophers from the Middle Ages to the present day, showing how various thinkers and ideas have affected Christian belief.

Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts Existing in Oudh for the Year (Paperback): John Collinson Nesfield, Colin Browning Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts Existing in Oudh for the Year (Paperback)
John Collinson Nesfield, Colin Browning
R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Operation Big - The Race to Stop Hitler's A-Bomb (Hardcover, UK ed.): Colin Brown Operation Big - The Race to Stop Hitler's A-Bomb (Hardcover, UK ed.)
Colin Brown
R471 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R83 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`We ourselves were almost awestruck, not so much at the power of the Bomb, for this we had expected, but because the Americans had used it with so little notice.' R. V. Jones, head of wartime British Scientific Intelligence Marcial Echenique, a Cambridge professor, recently became curious when he found wiring concealed under the floorboards of his country mansion, Farm Hall. The manor had an astonishing past as an MI6 staging post for some of the most secret operations of the Second World War. But in April 1945, Farm Hall was to play an even more astounding role, housing ten of Germany's top nuclear physicists captured in daring raids. Amid the chaos of the disintegrating Third Reich they were flown to England covertly in a mission code-named Operation Big. Every word they uttered was bugged by MI6 eavesdroppers using the wires found by the professor. After the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, these men would claim they could have developed A-bombs for the Third Reich, but did not `for the greater good of mankind'. Most believe this to have been a lie. But was there an even greater deception? Were they captured not to stop Hitler, but to stop Stalin? Did the US drop the Bomb as a show of power not to the Japanese, but to the Soviets? Colin Brown guides us through a world of espionage, scientific discovery and questions of morality as he reveals the extraordinary truth surrounding Hitler's atomic bomb.

The Shovel (Paperback, illustrated edition): Colin Browne The Shovel (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Colin Browne
R382 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R75 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Everything Colin Browne has made up or invented in The Shovel seems written in prose; everything in it he has  unearthed" from research, the stories of others and source texts appears as poetry. In this extraordinary book, he has inverted the way we have been defining and privileging forms of language in English for the last century; self-expression becomes prosaic, the recording of history, poetic.While The Shovel contains a range of styles and voices everything from concrete poetry to  recollections of things past in tranquility" to delightfully humorous accounts of the poet's accidental encounters with prominent philosophers this book lives and sings through its epic passages. Ezra Pound defined the epic as  a poem containing history," and in these necessary poems Browne is a restless prowler through history's layers, sudden veerings and terrible, wonderful intersections. The Shovel is a book composed in wartime, an act of reckoning, a record of unkept anniversaries and possible histories (in texts devoted to the likes of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Linton Garner). In exhuming the mesopelagic shades of the 20th century, The Shovel collapses, at last, the reigning fiction of time.Every age demands a poetry to contain it, and here Colin Browne takes a measure of both the privileges and the appalling costs of service and citizenship, from colonial British Columbia to World War I Mesopotamia.

Ground Water (Paperback, None): Colin Browne Ground Water (Paperback, None)
Colin Browne
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Colin Browne's exciting new work "Ground Water" received a glowing review in "The Georgia Straight" (June 6-13, 2002 issue). In all map making, one begins with the representation of 'ground' and 'water, ' and what grows or is constructed on these representations is rendered by a series of conventional symbols-the 'elements of topography.' This book of poems is an investigation of the elements of the spiritual topography of the 20th century, and a close examination of the conventional symbology passed on to the poet/map-maker by his ancestors-his father and mother, his grandparents, his aunts and uncles. It is a paralysing inheritance which is rendered here-an entire century, not begun with 'the war to end all wars, ' but a century through which that great calamity of mechanized and mass-produced misunderstandings was perpetually reproduced.
These ancestors have abetted suffering they could never have imagined. Accessories to crimes against whole populations that made possible their pleasures and their grace, they're humiliated and ashamed, mortified by themselves, by their indignity and complicity. Incapable of reversing the inhumanity of what they have created, they have left the traces of their deeds on the landscape, fragments of correspondence for their sons and daughters to decipher.
Within this wilderness of the 20th century, the green flame of life continually presents itself in these poems as an emergency-an emergence, a coming-out, a flower, a bloom of identity, shape and form, requiring immediate attention and action, asserting itself as mimesis, and constituting a disruption of the conventional representations of the symbolic.

Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts Existing in Oudh for the Year (Hardcover): Colin Browning Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts Existing in Oudh for the Year (Hardcover)
Colin Browning
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Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts Existing in Oudh for the Year (Hardcover): John Collinson Nesfield, Colin Browning Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts Existing in Oudh for the Year (Hardcover)
John Collinson Nesfield, Colin Browning
R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts Existing in Oudh for the Year ... (Paperback): Colin Browning, John Collinson Nesfield Catalogue of Sanskrit Manuscripts Existing in Oudh for the Year ... (Paperback)
Colin Browning, John Collinson Nesfield
R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Catalogue of Sanskrit Mss. Existing in Oudh (Paperback): Colin Browning, John Collinson Nesfield, Devprasda, John Collinson... Catalogue of Sanskrit Mss. Existing in Oudh (Paperback)
Colin Browning, John Collinson Nesfield, Devprasda, John Collinson Deviprasada
R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Hatch (Paperback): Colin Browne The Hatch (Paperback)
Colin Browne
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Colin Browne's most recent book of poetry, The Properties (2012), was described by Daphne Marlatt as "a major work from a poet writing at the peak of both outrage and love." The Properties (2012) was a finalist for the 2013 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize The Shovel was a finalist for the 2008 ReLit Award for Poetry Ground Water was a finalist for the 2002 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry and for the 2003 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

WTO Dispute Settlement: a Check-up (Paperback, New edition): Marco Bronckers, Reinhard Quick WTO Dispute Settlement: a Check-up (Paperback, New edition)
Marco Bronckers, Reinhard Quick; Contributions by Colin Brown, Bernard M. Hoekman, Adrian Van den Hoven, …
R892 R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Save R214 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Christianity and Western Thought, Volume One - A History of Philosophers, Ideas and Movements: From the Ancient World to the... Christianity and Western Thought, Volume One - A History of Philosophers, Ideas and Movements: From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment (Paperback)
Colin Brown
R628 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R107 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From Socrates and the Sophists to Kant, from Augustine to Aquinas and the Reformers, Colin Brown traces the turbulent, often tension-filled, always fascinating story of the thinkers, ideas and movements that have shaped our intellectual landscape. Is philosophy the "handmaiden of faith" or "the doctrine of demons"? Does it clarify the faith or undermine the very heart of Christian belief? Brown writes, "This book is about the changes in preconceptions, world views and paradigms that have affected the ways in which people have thought about religion in general and Christianity in particular in the Western world. . . . It is a historical sketch, written to help students--and anyone else who might be interested--to get a better grasp of the love-hate relationship between philosophy and faith that has gone on for close to two thousand years." Students, pastors and thoughtful Christians will benefit from this rich resource. The first in a three-volume work, Brown's easy-to-read, hard-to-put-down introduction to Christianity and Western thought focuses on developments from the ancient world to the Age of Enlightenment.

A Short History of Indonesia - The Unlikely Nation? (Paperback): Colin Brown A Short History of Indonesia - The Unlikely Nation? (Paperback)
Colin Brown
R462 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R74 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This succinct work of history charts the growth of Indonesia, a remarkable nation of more than 6,000 inhabited islands. With lucid originality, the text incorporates more than 2 million years of history with depth and brevity--particularly focusing on Indonesia's development into a microcosm of a multi-ethnic modern world. Many current concerns are perceptively addressed, such as the legacy of European-Asian trade, Dutch colonialism, and the emergence of what has become the largest Muslim population in the world.

Music in Speech and Speech in Music Two Lectures (Paperback): Colin Brown Music in Speech and Speech in Music Two Lectures (Paperback)
Colin Brown
R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Language Demands of Immersion Teaching from the Teacher's Perspective in German-Speaking Switzerland (Paperback):... The Language Demands of Immersion Teaching from the Teacher's Perspective in German-Speaking Switzerland (Paperback)
Colin Browne
R946 R878 Discovery Miles 8 780 Save R68 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Outside the Camp - The Wisdom, Humility, and Power of the Church (Paperback): Colin Brown Outside the Camp - The Wisdom, Humility, and Power of the Church (Paperback)
Colin Brown
R226 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R43 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Outside the Camp" is a powerful prophetic perspective of the changing landscape of the church, providing a breath of fresh air and much needed encouragement to believers.

With insight from Scripture, through dreams, a vision, and a personal journey of humility, Colin heralds "He makes winds his messengers" ("Psalm 104:4").

There is an age-old resistance to these winds. Are you with the winds or resisting them?

Here is a compelling summons for believers to go to Jesus and be with him "outside the camp" ("Hebrews 13:13").

Outside the Camp - The Wisdom, Humility, and Power of the Church (Hardcover): Colin Brown Outside the Camp - The Wisdom, Humility, and Power of the Church (Hardcover)
Colin Brown
R541 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R119 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Outside the Camp" is a powerful prophetic perspective of the changing landscape of the church, providing a breath of fresh air and much needed encouragement to believers.

With insight from Scripture, through dreams, a vision, and a personal journey of humility, Colin heralds "He makes winds his messengers" ("Psalm 104:4").

There is an age-old resistance to these winds. Are you with the winds or resisting them?

Here is a compelling summons for believers to go to Jesus and be with him "outside the camp" ("Hebrews 13:13").

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