The Surprising Life Of Constance Spry

Author: Sue Shephard
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330536109
Size: 51.64 MB
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The Surprising Life Of Constance Spry from the Author: Sue Shephard. 'Fascinating ... to be eagerly devoured’ Clarissa Dickson-Wright Most people today, if they have heard of her, associate Constance Spry with the cookery book bearing her name. But Connie was much, much more than the author of a bestselling cookery book. She was deeply unconventional, extremely charming and very determined; Spry’s life took her from the back streets of Victorian Derby to running a hugely successful business as the florist of choice for the highest of high society, organizing the flowers for royal weddings and indeed for the Queen's coronation. She endured a violent first marriage, had a lesbian affair with a cross-dressing artist and was a pioneer for working women at a time when few women had careers. Sue Shephard tells her extraordinary story with insight, wit and flair. 'Riveting.’ Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall ‘Makes you fall utterly in love with its subject’ New York Times Magazine ‘Reveals with the greatest skill and sympathy an extraordinary person - complicated, driven, sometimes secretive but gifted and artistic to an nth degree. What a story.' Elizabeth Buchan

The Constance Spry Cookery Book

Author: Constance Spry
Publisher: Grub Street the Basement
ISBN: 9781904010975
Size: 78.66 MB
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The Constance Spry Cookery Book from the Author: Constance Spry. Originally published: London: Dent, 1956.

Design Objects And The Museum

Author: Liz Farrelly
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472577248
Size: 30.54 MB
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Design Objects And The Museum from the Author: Liz Farrelly. Design Objects and the Museum brings together leading design historians, curators, educators and archivists to consider the place of contemporary design objects within museums. Contributors draw on a wide range of 20th century and contemporary examples from international museums to consider how design objects have been curated and displayed within and beyond the museum. The book continues contemporary global debates on the ways in which museums of design engage and educate their public. Chapters are grouped into three thematic sections addressing The Canon and Design in the Museum; Positioning Design within and Beyond the Museum; and Interpretation and the Challenge of Design, with chapters exploring museological practice and issues, the roles people play in creating meaning, and the challenges contemporary design presents to interpretation and learning within the museum.

Servants A Downstairs History Of Britain From The Nineteenth Century To Modern Times

Author: Lucy Lethbridge
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393241092
Size: 19.60 MB
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Servants A Downstairs History Of Britain From The Nineteenth Century To Modern Times from the Author: Lucy Lethbridge. Paints a vivid picture of the lives of British servants through the letters and diaries of those who served in upper crust households and explores the complicated relationships and social implications between the server and those they served. 20,000 first printing.

The Flower Workshop

Author: Ariella Chezar
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607747669
Size: 77.82 MB
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The Flower Workshop from the Author: Ariella Chezar. Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for 50 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips readers with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected, and sometimes even the magical. Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for more than forty-five stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreathes, garlands, grand gestures, and more—all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design. For every occasion, from relaxed and simple to lavish and monumental, The Flower Workshop celebrates the special moments in your life with glorious, fragrant floral arrangements and enhances your surroundings with abundant beauty. From the Hardcover edition.

Garden People

Author: Ursula Buchan
ISBN: 9780500513538
Size: 50.92 MB
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Garden People from the Author: Ursula Buchan. A visual tribute to English gardening practices by a top name in post-war British horticulture showcases the gardens of famous and lesser-known citizens, including Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst, Lady Burley at Charleston Manor, and Roald Dahl at Great Missenden.

Changing Gears

Author: Greg Foyster
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1922213179
Size: 11.84 MB
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Changing Gears from the Author: Greg Foyster. Greg Foyster quits his job in advertising and decides to live more simply. Looking for inspiration, he and his partner Sophie cycle from Melbourne to Far North Queensland (via Tasmania, naturally) scouting out ideas. Preposterously underprepared, they are propelled by the inspiring and eccentric characters they meet along the way – from a forest activist living up a tree to an 18th-century woodsman and a monk walking barefoot through Queensland. Featuring eye-opening encounters with DIY downshifters and leading figures in sustainability, Changing Gears is a jaunty adventure that explores an important question for the future: can we be happier with less?

Harter S Picture Archive For Collage And Illustration

Author: Jim Harter
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486236599
Size: 14.25 MB
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Harter S Picture Archive For Collage And Illustration from the Author: Jim Harter. Over 300 authentic, rare 19th-century engravings selected by noted collagist for artists, designers, and decoupeurs feature machines, people, animals, and more. Printed on one side of the page only, 25 scene plates for backgrounds and 6 collages by Harter, Satty, Singer, and Evans are also included. Introduction.

Flying On Broken Wings

Author: Carrie Bailee
ISBN: 9781922213297
Size: 43.53 MB
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Flying On Broken Wings from the Author: Carrie Bailee. SOLD. She was nine years old.Carrie Bailee fled Canada and came to Australia when she was twenty. Once here she was assisted by a number of Australian women, and was ultimately encouraged to apply for refugee status in order to stay in this country. So began her battle to be granted asylum in Australia. Carrie stood before the Refugee Review Tribunal and revealed the dark underbelly of child sexual abuse and organised crime rings in our privileged, first-world neighbourhoods.This is the story of one young woman's heroic journey to survive, escape and soar above her shocking childhood experiences, and her powerful struggle for freedom and a beautiful life in Australia.'Moving, inspirational ... Unforgettable! A compelling story of hope. I urge you to read this book.'- Sigrid Thornton