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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…
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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…

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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…
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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

by Adam Nicolson

|This title releases July 18, 2017

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The story of seabirds - the pattern of their lives, their habitats, the threats they face and the passions they inspire from one of our greatest nature writers."I was entranced. It is a work that takes wing in the mind." ROBERT MACFARLANESeabirds have always…

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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…
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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…

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A fascinating account from award-winning author Adam Nicolson on the history of Nicolson's own national treasure, his family home: Sissinghurst. Sissinghurst is world famous as a place of calm and beauty, a garden slipped into the ruins of a rose-pink…

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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…
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They 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…
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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.

Wetland

by Adam Nicolson

|May 15, 2015

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