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Living in squares, loving in triangles : the lives and loves of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group
Licence, Amy
Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley, 2015
The lives of the sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf have long been celebrated for their central roles in the development of modernism in art and literature. Inspired by European Post-Impressionism, Vanessa's experimental work places her at the vanguard of early twentieth-century art, as does her role in helping introduce many key names - Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso - to an unsuspecting public in 1910. Virginia took these artistic innovations and applied them to literature, pushing the boundaries of form, narrative and language to find a voice uniquely her own. Yet their private lives were just as experimental. Forming the core of the Bloomsbury Group, they welcomed into their London and Sussex homes a host of their talented peers and followed their hearts in the pursuit of love. Vanessa's marriage to art critic Clive Bell was shaken early on by his flirtation with her sister, but this allowed her to find happiness with fellow artist Roger Fry. It was the predominantly homosexual Duncan Grant, though, who would become her lifelong partner, as they shared and decorated their home, Charleston, making it a living showpiece for their art. Virginia's marriage to Leonard Woolf placed him more in the role of carer than husband, with the pair abstaining from sex and living under a regime designed to meet the needs of Virginia's fragile mental health. Her meeting with the aristocratic Vita Sackville-West and their lesbian affair led Virginia to write one of the masterpieces of modern literature. What led the sisters to make such choices? How did they reconcile life and art? How did it feel, in early modern Britain, to live outside the social box? The sisters lived bravely, passionately and innovatively; where did this strength and talent come from?
Baker Berry DA566.9.A1 L53 2015

Liberty, Property and Popular Politics : England and Scotland, 1688-1815: Essays in Honour of H.T. Dickinson
Edited by Gordon Pentland and Michael T. Davis
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry DA480 .L47 2016

A history of the Royal Navy : the Seven Years War
Robson, Martin (Specialist in British naval history)
London : I.B. Tauris, 2016
Baker Berry DA87 .R63 2016

Mein Schottland
Hahn-Hahn, Ida, Gräfin, 1805-1880
Mainz am Rhein : Nünnerich-Asmus Verlag & Media, 2015
Baker Berry DA865 .H14 2015

The real Peter Pan : J.M. Barrie and the boy who inspired him
Dudgeon, Piers
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2016
1905: an awfully big adventure -- 1860-1900: a rich harvest of possibility -- 1895: a key to Kensington Gardens -- 1897: spellbound -- 1897: Barrie comes out -- 1897-99: lost boy -- 1900: Peter and Michael break through -- 1901-03: island games -- 1901-03: unrest within the family -- 1903-04: the real play -- 1904-05: Arthur's retreat -- 1905-07: death takes a hand -- 1906: Barrie's Scotland -- 1907: the widow Sylvia -- 1908: dependence and uncertainty -- 1909: mind games and manoeuvres -- 1910: no idle steer -- 1910-11: Scourie: learning to fly -- 1912: the Outer Hebrides: catching Mary Rose -- 1913-14: broken to Eton -- 1914-15: loving, J.M.B. -- 1915: the blue bird of happiness -- 1916-17: home fires burning -- 1917-18: Michael turns away -- 1918: the real Peter Pan -- 1918: within the gothic chamber -- 1919: Oxford -- 1919: Garsington -- 1920: romance -- 1920: Michael breaks out -- 1920: between earth and paradise -- 1920-21: Barrie gets his way -- 1921: disposal.

"The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan and the countless movies, plays, musicals, and books that retell the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys. Now, in this revealing behind-the-scenes book, author Piers Dudgeon examines the fascinating and complex relationships among Peter Pan's creator, J.M. Barrie, and the family of boys who inspired his work. After meeting the Llewelyn Davies family in London's Kensington Garden, Barrie struck up an intense friendship with the children and their parents. The innocence of Michael, the fourth of five brothers, went on to influence the creation of Barrie's most famous character, Peter Pan. Barrie was so close to the Llewelyn Davies family that he became trustee and guardian to the boys following the deaths of their parents. Although the relationship between the boys and Barrie (and particularly between Barrie and Michael) was enduring, it was punctuated by the fiercest of tragedies. Throughout the heart-rending saga of Barrie's involvement with the Llewelyn Davies brothers, it is the figure of Michael, the most original and inspirational of their number, and yet also the one whose fate is most pitiable, that stands out. The Real Peter Pan is a captivating true story of childhood, friendship, war, love, and regret"--
Baker Berry DA574.D38 D83 2016

Rookwood family papers, 1606-1761
edited by Francis Young
Woodbridge [England] : Boydell Press, 2016
"The Rookwoods of Coldham Hall in the parish of Stanningfield, Suffolk, were Roman Catholic recusants whose notoriety rests on Ambrose Rookwood's involvement in the Gunpowder Plot. In 1606 the owner of Coldham was hanged, drawn and quartered for treason for supplying the plotters with horses. A century later another Ambrose Rookwood suffered the same fate for conspiring to assassinate William III. Tainted by treason, the Rookwood family nevertheless managed to hold on to their estates in Suffolk and Essex, in spite of their Royalist sympathies in the Civil War, the recklessness of individual family members, and later adherence to the Jacobite cause - and even to thrive. As a result,the family left behind a lasting legacy in the form of the Catholic mission founded by Elizabeth Rookwood and her son in Bury St Edmunds. The documents in this volume tell a remarkable story of resilience, survival and reinvention. They also testify to the Rookwoods' profound Catholic faith, their patronage of the Jesuits, and their cultural and literary interests. An extensive introduction sets the Rookwoods in their historical and local context" -- Publisher's description.
Baker Berry DA306.R66 R66 2016

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