The Secret Life of TwickenhamThe Secret Life of Twickenham

here are two wooden plaques near the entrance to the RFU Members' Lounge in the West Stand at Twickenham that pay tribute to those English internationals who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. Of the thirty players who ...

Author: Chris Jones

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781313855


Page: 272

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Twickenham Stadium is rightly venerated as the home of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). While it may bask in this fame, the stadium’s beginnings were very humble. The land it was built upon was purchased in 1907 and would subsequently become the home to the Harlequins who would play the first ever match against Richmond. The first England test match didn’t take place until 1910 and a home win ensured things got off on the right footing but cows, sheep and horses would be grazing on the pitch just four years later as the stadium became a farm during the First World War. The first Varsity match was played in December 1921, by which time the popularity of Twickenham had soared. Extra accommodation was created in the North Stand, built in 1925 by the legendary football stadium architect, Archibald Leitch. By 1931, the famous ‘Twickenham Look’ had come about. When the Second World War arrived, the ground became a Civil Defence depot, and the closest it got to being hit by enemy action was in July 1944 when a V1 flying bomb fell in the front garden of a house opposite the West Gate, injuring sixteen people. The car park was dug up and – appropriately given its original use – turned into allotments to generate much needed fresh food for the locals. The stadium today is at the heart of a multi-million pound business that the RFU controls, but how does it generate so much money from this one plot of land? With such a colourful and celebrated history The Secret Life of Twickenham will dig deeper into it’s history to reveal the many men and women, cutting across all social backgrounds, jobs, and positions within the RFU who have helped to build this iconic stadium into a globally recognised brand. It will reveal to all fans of rugby union the true history of the most iconic sports stadium in the British Isles with a compendium of facts, dates, figures and revealing anecdotes of England’s sporting fortress.

The Secret Life of PuppetsThe Secret Life of Puppets

productions as Alexander Pope's studio at Twickenham, an underground passage cum atelier bedecked with mirrors, seashells, and false stalactites where Pope heroically communed with his muse despite his severe arthritis, which the damp ...

Author: Victoria Nelson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674041417


Page: 368

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In one of those rare books that allows us to see the world not as we've never seen it before, but as we see it daily without knowing, Victoria Nelson illuminates the deep but hidden attraction the supernatural still holds for a secular mainstream culture that forced the transcendental underground and firmly displaced wonder and awe with the forces of reason, materialism, and science. In a backward look at an era now drawing to a close, The Secret Life of Puppets describes a curious reversal in the roles of art and religion: where art and literature once took their content from religion, we came increasingly to seek religion, covertly, through art and entertainment. In a tour of Western culture that is at once exhilarating and alarming, Nelson shows us the distorted forms in which the spiritual resurfaced in high art but also, strikingly, in the mass culture of puppets, horror-fantasy literature, and cyborgs: from the works of Kleist, Poe, Musil, and Lovecraft to Philip K. Dick and virtual reality simulations. At the end of the millennium, discarding a convention of the demonized grotesque that endured three hundred years, a Demiurgic consciousness shaped in Late Antiquity is emerging anew to re-divinize the human as artists like Lars von Trier and Will Self reinvent Expressionism in forms familiar to our pre-Reformation ancestors. Here as never before, we see how pervasively but unwittingly, consuming art forms of the fantastic, we allow ourselves to believe.

The Secret Life of Vulnerable ChildrenThe Secret Life of Vulnerable Children

Originally she studied graphic design at Twickenham Art School, before undertaking a counselling training at the Universities of London, Student Health Centre. ... It is a vm THE SECRET LIFE OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN.

Author: Ved P. Varma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317400349


Page: 214

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How do disturbed children see the world? How can we understand their difficulties? Most children have secret worlds but for some these worlds contain secrets that are both permanent and damaging. Originally published in 1992, this moving account of the secret lives of such vulnerable and disturbed children will enable professionals working with these children to find out what is going on in their minds – what they are thinking, what they are feeling, why they behave as they do. The contributors, all experts in their field at the time, show how vulnerable children can be assessed and how they can be helped most effectively.

The Secret Life of a SchoolgirlThe Secret Life of a Schoolgirl

He told me that real actors treated it as an art, their life, but to him it was just something at which he was good, something he could switch on and off. ... “And if we were to beat England at Twickenham, then I'd die happy.

Author: Rosemary Kingsland

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307422323


Page: 352

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The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is an extraordinary memoir—a jewel. Rosemary Kingsland was born in India during the dying days of the British Raj. While there, she and her family lived a life of privilege. But with the fall of the Raj, they were forced to return to England, where their fortunes took a decided turn for the worse. In London, then in Cornwall, then back in London, the simmering tension between Rosemary’s parents erupted into outright warfare fueled by alcohol and her father’s persistent, unrepentant womanizing. It was a lonely, dangerous childhood. But one day Rosemary’s life changed forever. At a café where she had gone to escape from a party her father had insisted she attend with him, she met Richard Burton, the dashingly handsome Welsh actor who was then the toast of the London stage. She had seen him in Under Milkwood some months before. She was an adolescent schoolgirl. He was twenty-nine. The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is a deeply felt evocation of first love, and of family bonds forged in intense isolation. It is made all the more remarkable by the luminous quality and riveting narrative voice of Rosemary Kingsland.

The Secret Life of the Georgian GardenThe Secret Life of the Georgian Garden

Stone, Lawrence, Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England 1660–1857 (Oxford, 1993). Strong, Roy, The Renaissance ... Beckles Wilson, Anthony, 'Alexander Pope's Grotto in Twickenham', Garden History, 26:1 (1998). ... Secret. Life.

Author: Kate Felus

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786730077


Page: 240

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Georgian landscape gardens are among the most visited and enjoyed of the UK's historical treasures. The Georgian garden has also been hailed as the greatest British contribution to European Art, seen as a beautiful composition created from grass, trees and water - a landscape for contemplation. But scratch below the surface and history reveals these gardens were a lot less serene and, in places, a great deal more scandalous.Beautifully illustrated in colour and black & white, this book is about the daily life of the Georgian garden. It reveals its previously untold secrets from early morning rides through to evening amorous liaisons. It explains how by the eighteenth century there was a desire to escape the busy country house where privacy was at a premium, and how these gardens evolved aesthetically, with modestly-sized, far-flung temples and other eye-catchers, to cater for escape and solitude as well as food, drink, music and fireworks. Its publication coincides with the 2016 tercentenary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, arguably Britain's greatest ever landscape gardener, and the book is uniquely positioned to put Brown's work into its social context.

The Secret Life of the Modern HouseThe Secret Life of the Modern House

After the end of World War II, Lyons and Townsend, along with many other architects, began focusing on reconstruction in and around London. They began with a development of flats in Twickenham with four blocks of maisonettes set within ...

Author: Dominic Bradbury

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781781578414


Page: 400

View: 113

* * * 'Informative and entertaining, this publication is a feast for the eyes, while also thought provoking, and offers excellent inspiration for daydreaming about what makes the perfect, modern house.' Wallpaper 'A fascinating selection of innovative homes....this is a thoughtful journey through the evolution of domestic architecture.' Sunday Express Over the last century the way that we live at home has changed dramatically. Nothing short of a design revolution has transformed our houses and the spaces within them - moving from traditional patterns of living all the way through to an era of more fluid, open-plan and modern styles. Whether we live in a new home or a period house, our spaces will have been shaped one way or another by the pioneering Modernists and Mid-century architects and designers who argued for a fresh way of life. Architectural and design writer Dominic Bradbury charts the course of this voyage all the way from the late 19th century through to the houses of today in this ground-breaking book. Over nineteen thematic chapters, he explains the way our houses have been reinvented, while taking in - along the way - the giants of Art Deco, influential Modernists including Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as post-war innovators such as Eero Saarinen and Philip Johnson. Taking us from the 20th to the 21st century, Bradbury explores the progress of 'modernity' itself and reveals the secret history of our very own homes.

The Little Book of Rugby FactsThe Little Book of Rugby Facts

Books Bond, K., Clark, R., and Griffiths, J., World Rugby Yearbook 2015 (Vision Sports Publishing, Surrey, 2014) Jones, C., The Secret Life of Twickenham (Aurum Press, London, 2014) McCaw, R., The Real McCaw (Aurum Press, London, ...

Author: Eddie Ryan

Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781781173282


Page: 224

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In 'The Little Book of Rugby Facts' Eddie Ryan has gathered together a treasure trove of knowledge about a nation's passion. The book charts the history of Irish and world rugby, blending amazing stories and unique facts, records and outstanding achievements including; What was the first match played in Thomond Park? Which British and Irish Lion holds the all-time appearance record? Who is the oldest player to have appeared in a rugby World Cup? Which Irish player also won Wimbledon? Who is the Six Nation’s top scorer?

Sport in MuseumsSport in Museums

Jones, C., 2015, The Secret Life of Twickenham: The Story of Rugby Union's Iconic Fortress, The Players, Staff and Fans, Aurum Press. Kenvin, R., 2014, Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding, e MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Author: Kevin Moore

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351117920


Page: 236

View: 950

This book explores, in breadth and depth, the role of sport in museums. It surveys the history of sport in museums, including the growth in sport museums and halls of fame driven by major sports teams and sport organisations. The book considers the humanistic benefits of the promotion of sporting heritage within museums, and presents cases, museums stories and best practice from around the world. Sport in Museums is essential reading for all students, researchers, curators, and historians with an interest in sport. It is also a useful resource for researchers and advanced students working in museum studies, heritage studies or cultural history.

The Secret Life of ThingsThe Secret Life of Things

Norman Bryson , Looking at the Overlooked : Four Essays on Still Life Painting ( Cambridge , MA : Harvard ... 2 of The Twickenham Edition of the Poems of Alexander Pope ( London : Methuen ; New Haven , CT : Yale University Press ...

Author: Mark Blackwell

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838756662


Page: 365

View: 317

This collection enriches and complicates the history of prose fiction between Richardson and Fielding at mid-century and Austen at the turn of the century by focusing on it-narratives, a once popular form largely forgotten by readers and critics alike. The volume also advances important work on eighteenth-century consumer culture and the theory of things. The essays that comprise The Secret Life of Things thus bring new texts, and new ways of thinking about familiar ones, to our notice. Those essays range from the role of it-narratives in period debates about copyright to their complex relationship with object-riddled sentimental fictions, from anti-semitism in Chrysal to jingoistic imperialism in The Adventures of a Rupee, from the it-narrative as a variety of whore's biography to a consideration of its contributions to an emergent middle-class ideology.

Spitfire to ReaperSpitfire to Reaper

The Pocket Guide to Military Aircraft and the World's Air Forces. Twickenham: Temple, 1986. Dorr, Robert F. Air War South Vietnam. London: Arms and Armour, 1990. Embry, Air Chief Marshal Sir Basil. Mission Completed.

Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750990219


Page: 224

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Since the Luftwaffe’s 1940 Eagle Day attack on Britain, aerial warfare and its accompanying technology has changed almost beyond recognition. The piston engine was replaced by the jet and the pilot in some cases has been completely replaced by a computer. Carpet bombing became GPS and laser pinpointed. Whereas a bomber’s greatest enemy was once fighters and flak, these dangers morphed into air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles. In this new book, Anthony Tucker-Jones charts the remarkable evolution of aerial warfare over time, from the iconic Supermarine Spitfire to the infamous unmanned Reaper drone.