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Trains, Boats and Jaunting Cars is a fascinating account of the travels of two Edwardian ladies in the early 20th Century. Both Jane Mary Crisfield, the editor’s great aunt and Eva Hitching, her friend, were born in 1882 and their original handwritten notebooks were found among family history papers handed down through the generations. These diaries form a compelling and captivating personal record of their travels together, or with other friends, in the UK and Europe between 1907 and 1938 and serve to illustrate the incredible stamina required to undertake such journeys.
LOCKE AND MOORE IN CONVERSATION An original take on an original mind In a bold experiment linguist Terence Moore holds a series of conversations in 21st century language with 17th century philosopher, John Locke. Lively and engaging their conversations initially focus on Locke’s radical insights into language and its workings – insights that are highly pertinent to our use of language today.
“As I toured the wards of that remarkable ship during my flying visit, I found all of my seriously wounded soldiers who had been helicoptered off the battlefield, some of whom I thought I would never see again, and saw for myself the inspirational care of the Naval medical and nursing staff that had saved lives and on which recovery was depending. It was hardly a mile offshore, but it felt a very long way from Mount Tumbledown.”