The Life and Times of Sir Reginald Tubb answers the age-old question: Can a bathtub of noble birth find happiness in a forest populated mainly by nice but not-very-bright bears? At last, a story celebrating that unsung hero of family life, the bathtub! This noble fixture magically comes to life as the central character in this tale set in the topsy-turvy world of the Forest Green. A surprise has been discovered in the forest by a family of bears. They take the wondrous tub-like object home to their lair, but what is it? No one in the forest has a clue but everyone has a firm opinion (not unlike some humans we know). Will Sir Reginald Tubb remain unfulfilled? When misfortune intervenes, will he survive or perish? Or will he be abandoned once again? And what lesson can the reader learn from all this? We're not telling. Told in cleverly rhymed verse and delightful illustrations in a dreamlike watercolour-effect palette, this fanciful tale will appeal to young readers, preschoolers, and the parents and grandparents who read to them. "A must-read for bears and little animals of all ages!" says the Forest Green Gazette.
Keith Douglas enlisted when World War II began, to fight and to try to make sense of history from within its turbulence. Like the major poets of World War I, his art was tried and tempered, and then curtailed. His letters tell the story of a man fully engaged by his art, his times and his loves.
A Year-by-year Record of a Thousand Years of History
Author: John Richardson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Year by year, from 1065 to the present, disasters, innovations, and everyday events are revealed to display the wide spectrum of London life. The sweep of the book is vast ands its details magnificent. Richardson's informative text is supported by an extraordinary and eclectic collection of 200 historical illustrations. 7 color maps.