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The Lore of the Honey-Bee

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Tickner Edwardes


The sun shines — you know it has always shone, changeless as Time itself. With such a faith — unfounded and therefore incontestable — I cam…

The Bee-Master of Warrilow

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Tickner Edwardes


"Is it true that a bee can only sting once?" I asked him, as he bent again over the crocus beds. He laughed. "What would be…

Stories of North Pole Adventure

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Frank Mundell


This volume does not pretend to be a history of Artic exploration. My aim has been to narrate some of the most thrilling incidents of Polar …

Stories of the Victoria Cross

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Frank Mundell


The Victoria Cross is the highest military award that can be made to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces for acts of gallan…

The Art Of Cookery Made Plain And Easy

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Hannah Glasse


Although this recording has been made using the 1784 version, the original book of The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy was first publish…

Stories of the Lifeboat

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Frank Mundell


There's fury in the tempest, And there's madness in the waves; The lightning snake coils round the foam, The headlong thunder raves; Yet a b…

The Daredevil of the Army - Experiences as a ''Buzzer'' and Despatch Rider

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Austin Patrick Corcoran


At just twenty-six years of age, the author – A P Corcoran had already led an adventurous life, having twice sailed around the world, experi…

The London and Country Brewer

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Anonymous


The unknown author of this book, appears to have experienced too many unwholesome and unpleasant beers and ales on his numerous travels in L…

With The Royal Army Medical Corps in Egypt

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Tickner Edwardes


Throughout the First World War, members of the Royal Army Medical Corps provided constant support for British and Allied military troops whe…

Lift-Luck on Southern Roads

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Tickner Edwardes


Here for you is the tale of my latest solitary ramble. The journey covers, as you shall see, some two hundred odd miles, through five southe…

Neighbourhood – A Year’s Life in and About an English Village

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Tickner Edwardes


If you love the quiet of the country - the real quiet which is not silence at all, but the blending of a myriad scarce-perceptible sounds yo…

The Story of Edison and The Wonders of Electricity

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Frank Mundell


Despite not having attended conventional school for more than a few months during his childhood, Thomas Alva Edison received a good groundin…

Private Pinkerton Millionaire

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Harold Ashton


The sketches and stories in this little volume must be read as fiction. But they are all, or nearly all, founded on fact, and built up from …

Heroines of Travel

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Frank Mundell


Heroines of Travel documents the bravery and fortitude of a number of Victorian-era women who showed that adventure and exciting experiences…

The Complete Confectioner

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Hannah Glasse


The original version of Hannah Glasse’s ‘The Complete Confectioner’ was first produced about 1760 but the publication referenced here is fro…

The Tale of a Tank, and Other Yarns

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Harold Ashton


Harold Ashton was the War Correspondent of The Daily News during the First World War and reported extensively on the British army’s involvem…

First From the Front

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Harold Ashton


In this brief book I have lifted a very small corner of the curtain of war, to tell of my adventures — a week in the North Sea, and a brea…

Stories of the Royal Humane Society

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Frank Mundell


Established in 1774, the ‘Society for the Recovery of Persons Apparently Drowned’ published information on how to save people from drowning,…

Chapter 14

In Original Stories from Real Life

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Mary Wollstonecraft


Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the early promoters of gender equality long before other crusaders took up the cause. She is perhaps best kno…