King Arthur's Avalon: The Story of Glastonbury - Geoffrey Ashe
Paperback, 288 pages, The History Press, 2007
'It attacks all the problems which have gathered around Arthur and the Grail legend, and makes what is perhaps the first coherant and cogent narrative out of the whole tangle' OBSERVER. Geoffrey Ashe is a shaker of establishment archaeology and ancient history and as such does scholars a good service' GLYN DANIEL'
A controversial history of Glastonbury, which makes great claims for it to be the sacred site of the "glass island" of the druids, of King Arthur's grave, and of the Holy Grail. A classic work, originally published in 1957.
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Part auto-biography part history, it recounts the authors adventures in the mythical hippie's heavenly playground, where LSD is the drug of choice, where evolution is the pastime, and paganism is the religion.
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Some press reviews for Last of the Hippies:
'Tony Blair was. Half the Labour Cabinet were. And so was your dad, probably.
But these days, original hippies are hard to find. Despite the flares, hennaed
hands and cheesecloth revival of recent years, only an ashtray-full of die-hards
remain. Now C.J. Stone has endeavoured to expose them - and himself at the same
time. A professional drop-out for the latter half of his 45 years, Stone's new
book, Last of the Hippies, traces the movement to its genesis.' The Times
'A touching memoir .... Stone writes with intelligence, wit and sensitivity
about being a working-class, belated hippie who has been hanging out with
assorted no-hopers in places like Cardiff and Birmingham. This is a book written
from within the hippie phenomenon by someone looking sceptically out.' Times
'Ambivalence rather than embarrassment is what fuels this engagingly candid
memoir ... Much as he likes to protest his disillusion, Stone's commitment to an
underfunded life spent in squats, at free festivals and Green Gatherings blazes,
or flickers, at least, off every page.' Sunday Times
'In a converted ambulance, Stone traverses a refreshingly uncool landscape
(Birmingham, Hull) digging out friends from a quarter of a century ago. They are
his counter-cultural characters, but now they are living in council houses
surrounded by pictures of crop circles.' Independent
Paperback, 286pp. Gothic Image 2006 Lives and
times of a most unusual and influential group of people who were drawn to
Glastonbury early in the 20th Century, and became involved in a series of
strange events. The interlaced stories include geomancer Frederick Bligh
Bond, medium Wellesley Tudor Pole (founder of the Chalice Well Trust) and
famous occultist 'Dion Fortune' [Violet Firth].
This is the intriguing account of the life and times of a most unusual group
of people. these extraordinary characters were drawn to Glastonbury, also known
as the Isle of Avalon, at the turn of the century, and become involved in a
series of strange events.
This story begins with the discovery in St Bride's Well of a blue glass bowl
which baffled British Museum experts and led to rumours in the national press
that it was the Holy Grail. At the forefront of this controversy were such
luminaries as Archdeacon Basil Wilberforce, Poet Fiona Macleod, and the
esotericists A.E. Waite, Annie Besant and Wellesley Tudor Pole.
The AVA Guide to Outdoor Photography - Cathy Joseph
Paperback, 208 pages, Ava Publishing, 2005
This comprehensive guide covers the essential areas of equipment, technique and subject matter within the field of outdoor photography. Beginning with an examination of cameras and accessories, the book goes on to explore the science behind creating outstanding images. The demands of different subject areas such as sport, portraits, wildlife and landscapes are examined in detail, all supported by beautiful images and accessible text. Professional photographers share tips on how to make a scared child relax for a photograph or the best time to capture a breathtaking vista. Primarily aimed at the beginner, this book will also be invaluable to serious amateurs seeking to improve the quality of their images.
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The Dictionary of Science Fiction Places - Brian Stableford
Paperback, 384 pages, Simon & Schuster, 1999
From Philip Jose Farmer's Abatos, with its quasi-divine 'father', to the Earth-clone Zygra from John Brunner's A Planet of Your Own, this dictionary of imaginary places describes the history, geography and inhabitants of the most famous and the most interesting of the strange worlds and locations devised by science fiction writers from HG Wells to Iain M Banks. All the entries are cross-referenced and there is a list of works cited, arranged by author.
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