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An Encyclopaedia Of Myself

Author : Jonathan Meades
ISBN : 1857029054
Genre : Authors, English
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Nothing wilfully invented. Memory invents unbidden.A memoir - of the author's early years in Salisbury - in the form of an encyclopaedia. A scrupulously catholic feat of recollection. It gives post-war, rural English life its splendid due.

Museum Without Walls

Author : Jonathan Meades
ISBN : 9781908717191
Genre : Architecture
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Jonathan Meades has an obsessive preoccupation with places. He has spent thirty sales & marketing years constructing sixty films, two novels and hundreds of pieces of journalism that explore an extraordinary range of them, from natural landscapes to man-made buildings and 'the gaps between them', drawing attention to what he calls 'the rich oddness of what we take for granted'. This book collects 54 pieces and six film scripts that dissolve the barriers between high and low culture, good and bad taste, deep seriousness and black comedy. Meades delivers what he calls 'heavy entertainment' – strong opinions backed up by an astonishing depth of knowledge. To read Meades on places, buildings, politics, or cultural history is an exhilarating workout for the mind. He leaves you better informed, more alert, less gullible.


Author : Jonathan Meades
ISBN : 9781783520213
Genre : Fiction
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At first glance, Jonathan Meades's 1993 masterpiece Pompey is a post-war family saga set in and around the city of Portsmouth. This doesn't come close to communicating the scabrous magnificence of Meades's vision. He writes like Martin Amis on acid, creating an obscene, suppurating vision of an England in terminal decline. The story begins with Guy Vallender, a fireworks manufacturer from Portsmouth (Pompey), who has four children by different four different women. There's Poor Eddie, a feeble geek with a gift for healing; 'Mad Bantu', the son of a black prostitute, who was hopelessly damaged in the womb by an attempted abortion; Bonnie, who is born beautiful but becomes a junkie and a porn star; and finally Jean-Marie, a leather-wearing gay gerontophiliac conceived on a one-night stand in Belgium. The narrator is 'Jonathan Meades', cousin to Poor Eddie and Bonnie, who tells the story of how their strange and poisonous destinies intersect. And although there is no richer stew of perversity, voyeurism, corruption, religious extremism and curdled celebrity in all of English literature, there is also an underlying compassion and a jet-black humour which makes Pompey an important and strangely satisfying work of art. Prepare to enter the English novel's darkest ride....

Being For Myself Alone

Author : Marcus Moseley
ISBN : 0804763976
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is a work of unprecedented scope, tracing the origins of Jewish autobiographical writing from the early modern period to the early twentieth century. Drawing on a multitude of Hebrew and Yiddish texts, very few of which have been translated into English, and on contemporary autobiographical theory, this book provides a literary/historical explanatory paradigm for the emergence of the Jewish autobiographical voice. The book also provides the English reader with an introduction to the works of central figures in the history of Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and it includes discussion of material that has never been submitted to literary critical analysis in English.

The Missionary World Being An Encyclop Dia Of Information Facts Incidents Relating To Christian Missions Etc

ISBN : BL:A0023134157
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The Plagiarist In The Kitchen

Author : Jonathan Meades
ISBN : 9781783522415
Genre : Cooking
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‘I adore Meades’s book . . . I want more of his rule-breaking irreverence in my kitchen.’ New York Times ‘The Plagiarist in the Kitchen is hilariously grumpy, muttering at us “Don’t you bastards know anything?” You can read it purely for literary pleasure, but Jonathan Meades makes everything sound so delicious that the non-cook will be moved to cook and the bad cook will cook better.’ David Hare, Guardian The Plagiarist in the Kitchen is an anti-cookbook. Best known as a provocative novelist, journalist and film-maker, Jonathan Meades has also been called ‘the best amateur chef in the world’ by Marco Pierre White. His contention here is that anyone who claims to have invented a dish is delusional, dishonestly contributing to the myth of culinary originality. Meades delivers a polemical but highly usable collection of 125 of his favourite recipes, each one an example of the fine art of culinary plagiarism. These are dishes and methods he has hijacked, adapted, improved upon and made his own. Without assuming any special knowledge or skill, the book is full of excellent advice. He tells us why the British never got the hang of garlic. That a purist would never dream of putting cheese in a Gratin Dauphinois. That cooking brains in brown butter cannot be improved upon. And why – despite the advice of Martin Scorsese’s mother – he insists on frying his meatballs. Adorned with his own abstract monochrome images (none of which ‘illustrate’ the stolen recipes they accompany), The Plagiarist in the Kitchen is a stylish object, both useful and instructive. In a world dominated by health fads, food vloggers and over-priced kitchen gadgets, it is timely reminder that, when it comes to food, it’s almost always better to borrow than to invent.

An Encyclopaedia Of Geography

Author : Hugh Murray
ISBN : BSB:BSB10429820
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An Encyclopaedia Of Gardening Comprising The Theory And Practice Of Horticulture Floriculture Arboriculture And Landscape Gardening Including A General History Of Gardening In All Countries

Author : John Claudius Loudon
ISBN : BCUL:1094788729
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The Technical Educator An Encyclop Dia

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ISBN : OXFORD:600070124
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Sunday School World An Encyclop Dia Of Facts On Sunday School Matters Edited By J C G

Author : James Comper GRAY
ISBN : BL:A0023134119
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