Leaves from My Library

Leaves from My Library : An English Anthology

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"Leaves from My Library" is a unique anthology of English prose which Lord Denning has himself chosen from his library at his country home at Whitchurch. The scenes are many and varied, ranging from the trial of the Merchant of Venice to that of the Knave of Hearts...from the decks of Nelson's Victory to the drawing rooms of Jane Austen...from the Pilgrims' gathering at the Tabard Inn to Sir Winston Churchill addressing a nation at war.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 273 pages
  • 156 x 246 x 30.48mm | 652g
  • Lexisnexis UK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • index
  • 0406176159
  • 9780406176158

Table of contents

1. Four months in 1940 (Winston Churchill); 2. England expects (Lord Nelson); 3. A pound of flesh (William Shakespeare); 4. The death of a king (John Buchan); 5. The Great Proconsul (Lord Macaulay); 6. Rebellion in England (Lord Macaulay); 7. A pure woman (Thomas Hardy); 8. The trial of a knave (Lewis Carroll); 9. Seeking Salvation (John Bunyan); 10. Preaching Christianity (Acts of the Apostles); 11. Thick fog (Charles Dickens); 12. The middle-aged lady (Charles Dickens); 13. The power of the press (Anthony Trollope); 14. The impudent imposter (Lord Maugham); 15. The Empire-Builder (Basil Williams); 16. A country gentleman's recreation (Izaak Walton); 17. A curate's observations (Gilbert White); 18. Set in our North Downs (William Cobbett and others); 19. Sisters and suitors (Jane Austen); 20. Mediaeval characters (Geoffrey Chaucer); Epilogue; Index
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