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Letters from Bishopsbourne : Three Writers in an English Village.

Author: Christopher Scoble
Publisher: London : Sports Books, 2011.
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Letters from Bishopsbourne is a collective biography of three of the most distinguished stylists writing in the English language, who lived and died in the small village of Bishopsbourne just south of Canterbury in Kent: Richard Hooker (1554-1600), the theologian whose major work. Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, provided the philosophical underpinning of the Elizabethan Anglican settlement; the celebrated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scoble, Christopher.
Letters from Bishopsbourne : Three Writers in an English Village.
London : Sports Books, ©2011
Named Person: Richard Hooker; Joseph Conrad; Jocelyn Brooke; Richard Hooker; Joseph Conrad; Jocelyn Brooke
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Scoble
ISBN: 9780954154424 0954154428
OCLC Number: 784882913
Description: 1 online resource (520 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Dedication; Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Quote; Literary Bishopsbourne; Chapter 1 The Village and the Historian; Chapter 2 An Orchidaceous Pyrotechnician; Chapter 3 Jocelyn Brooke; Chapter 4 Interlude --
A Reluctant Occultist and a Looming Youth; Chapter 5 An Ancient Mariner; Chapter 6 Joseph Conrad; Chapter 7 Interlude --
A Photographical Microscopist and a Political Cricketer; Chapter 8 A Learned and Judicious Divine; Chapter 9 Richard Hooker; Chapter 10 Last Days; Notes and References; Bibliography; Plates; Index; By the Same Author; Copyright.

Abstract:

Letters from Bishopsbourne is a collective biography of three of the most distinguished stylists writing in the English language, who lived and died in the small village of Bishopsbourne just south of Canterbury in Kent: Richard Hooker (1554-1600), the theologian whose major work. Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, provided the philosophical underpinning of the Elizabethan Anglican settlement; the celebrated author Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) who wrote his last novels there; and Jocelyn Brooke (1908-1966), the Proustian author of the 'orchid' trilogy which shot him to fame in the late 1940s.

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