Hills and the Sea

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Hills And The Sea, first published in 1906 to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, is a collection of 38 essays spanning several periods of time and travel. In brief yet rich prose, Belloc captures the essence of each place he visits--whether on the gloomy English Fens, or the sunny Provence and Languedoc regions of France, or the sunny Provence and Languedoc regions of France, or the North Sea in a leaky boat.
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Overview

Hills And The Sea, first published in 1906 to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, is a collection of 38 essays spanning several periods of time and travel. In brief yet rich prose, Belloc captures the essence of each place he visits--whether on the gloomy English Fens, or the sunny Provence and Languedoc regions of France, or the sunny Provence and Languedoc regions of France, or the North Sea in a leaky boat.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781290890038
  • Publisher: HardPress Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953) was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters and political activist. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G. K. Chesterton. He was President of the Oxford Union and later MP for Salford from 1906 to 1910. He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man.
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Table of Contents


Foreword
The North Sea
The Singer
On "Mails"
The Pyrenean Hive
Delft
The Wing of Dalua
On Ely
The Inn of the Margeride
A Family of the Fens
The Election
Arles
The New Griffin
The First Day's March
The Sea-Wall of the Wash
The Cerdagne
Carcassonne
Lynn
The Guns
The Looe Stream
Roncesvalles
The Slant off the Land
The Canigou
The Man and His Wood
The Channel
The Mowing of a Field
The Rotman Road
The Onion-Eater
Return to England
The Valley of the Rother
The Coronation
The Men of the Desert
The Departure
The Idea of a Pilgrimage
The Arena
At the Sign of the Lion
The Autumn and the Fall of Leaves
The Good Woman
The Harbour in the North
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