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Sea Room: An Island Life in the Hebrides
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|November 10, 2015

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"Nicolson's chronicle is a fine book . . . Readers will be duly awed by his delicately layered story." - The New York Times Book Review In 1937, Adam Nicolson's father answered a newspaper ad for a small cluster of three islands-The Shiants (Gaelic meaning…
Seamanship: A Voyage Along the Wild Coasts of the British Isles

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From Land's End to Cape Clear, past Roaringwater Bay and Cod's Head, on past Inishvickillane and Inishtooskert, up through the Hebrides, to Orkney and on to the Faeroes stretches the richest and wildest coastline in Europe. Adam Nicolson decided to sail this…
The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters
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|April 21, 2015

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Longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction'A thrilling and complex book, enlarges our view of Homer . There's something that hits the mark on every page' Claire Tomalin, Books of the Year, New StatesmanWhere does Homer come from? And why does…
God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
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|August 2, 2005

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A network of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the era of the Gunpowder Plot and the worst outbreak of the plague. Jacobean England was both more godly and less godly than the country had ever…
The Seabird's Cry
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|July 18, 2017

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The full story of seabirds from one of the greatest nature writers. The book looks at the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they face and the passions they inspire - beautifully illustrated by artist Kate Boxer.'I was entranced. It is a work…
Atlantic Britain: The Story of the Sea a Man and a Ship

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Accompanied by an eight-part series, this is the story of Adam Nicolson's adventure in a small boat around the western coast of the British Isles.Early in the year, Adam Nicolson decided to leave his comfy life at home on a Sussex farm and go on an adventure.…
Seize The Fire: Heroism, Duty, and Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar

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In October 1805 Lord Horatio Nelson, the most brilliant sea commander who ever lived, led the British Royal Navy to a devastating victory over the Franco-Spanish fleets at the great battle of Trafalgar. It was the foundation of Britain's nineteenth-century…
Quarrel With The King: The Story of an English Family on the High Road to Civil War

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In Quarrel with the King , Adam Nicolson, the bestselling author of God’s Secretaries and Seize the Fire, explores questions of loyalty, power, betrayal, and rebellion, as witnessed through the life and times of one of England’s richest and most…
Wetland
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|May 15, 2015

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Gentry: Six Hundred Years Of A Peculiarly English Class

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We may well be 'a nation of shopkeepers', but for generations England was a country dominated by its middling families, rooted on their land, in their locality, with a healthy interest in turning a profit from their property and a deep distrust of the…
Smell of Summer Grass: Pursuing Happiness at Perch Hill: Pursuing Happiness At Perch Hill

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The Smell of Summer Grass is the story of the years spent in finding and building a personal idyll, sometimes a dream, sometimes a nightmare, by writer Adam Nicolson and his wife, cook and gardener, Sarah Raven.Without knowing one end of a hay baler from the…
Bateman's (East Sussex)
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|October 1, 2006

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A National Trust guidebook for visitors to National Trust Properties. It covers history, horticulture, garden history, history of art, architecture, social history, natural environment, and conservation.