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Osawa, Mai

Works: 14 works in 33 publications in 2 languages and 798 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Biography  Guidebooks 
Roles: Illustrator
Classifications: DA677, 941.5
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Publications about Mai Osawa
Publications by Mai Osawa
Most widely held works by Mai Osawa
I never knew that about London by Christopher Winn( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
A miscellany of facts about London's history, culture, and architecture shares lesser-known legends and adventures pertaining to such subjects as the church steeple that inspired the traditional wedding cake and London's first nude statue
I never knew that about Wales by Christopher Winn( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Welsh and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Take a spellbinding journey around Wales to discover the tales buried deep in the country's history. Packed full of legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions and adventures, I NEVER KNEW THAT ABOUT WALES visits the thirteen traditional Welsh counties and unearths the hidden gems that they each hold. Discover where history and legends happened; where people, ideas and inventions began; where dreams took flight; where famous figures were born and now rest. A glittering pantheon of writers and artists, thinkers and inventors, heroes and villains have lived and toiled in this small country. Remarkable events, noble (and dastardly) deeds and exciting adventures have all taken place with Wales as their backdrop. This book seeks out their heritage, their monuments, their memories and their secrets
The glorious book of Great British weapons by George Courtauld( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
"From Boadicea's chariot to the Sea Harrier, this is a glorious, fully illustrated history of the weaponry that made Britain great. In this fascinating book, the author charts the rise and fall of the weapons that helped change the course of British history. Here is the gripping story of the Saxon Sea Axe; the Long Bow; the Claymore; the Brown Bess; the Maxim Gun; the Tiger Moth; the Tank (including Hobarts funnies); the Spitfire; the Lancaster Bomber; the Kukri and many more. Fully illustrated in colour, the author places each weapon in historical context and outlines its construction, use, prevalence and effectiveness. Alongside the history of the weapons themselves come tales of the breathtaking courage of some of the men and women who fought to preserve Britain's ancient freedoms. Important battles, commanders, armies and defences are all included. It adds up to a magnificent volume, serving as a reminder of the profound impact of weaponry on history."--Global Books in Print
I never knew that about the Irish by Christopher Winn( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
From County Leitrim, the most sparsely populated county in the Republic of Ireland to county Louth, Ireland's smallest county, discover the site of the first play performed in the Irish language, sail the longest navigable inland waterway in Europe and watch the horse racing at Ireland's first all-weather racecourse
I never knew that about the Scottish by Christopher Winn( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
In this book Christopher Winn turns his attention to the Scottish people, taking us on an eye-opening journey around their homeland, discovering en route the intriguing and surprising ways the places and their history contribute to the Scottish character. As he travels through the Highlands and cities he unearths the traditions, triumphs and disasters, foibles, quirks and customs that come together to make up the Scottish people
I never knew that about England's country churches by Christopher Winn( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
This charming book takes you through the counties of England, exploring Saxon churches, reflective of simple faith; Norman churches with rugged arches and powerful pillars, stamping their authority; gothic churches with their soaring arches; decorated and perpendicular churches made glorious with early English style and craftsmanship; and more
I never knew that about New York by Christopher Winn( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Deals with New York's secrets and its hidden treasures. This title helps you learn about the people who built New York into one of the world's great cities in just 400 years
London by Tube by Christopher Winn( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Did you know that. From Stonebridge Park on the Bakerloo Line you can walk to the largest Hindu temple in Europe? From Ealing Broadway on the Central Line you can walk to the oldest film studios in the world? From Stratford on the Central Line you can walk to, and abseil down, Britain's tallest sculpture? London is a city of surprises and variety, over 600 square miles packed full of character. And to really know London you must look beyond the obvious; there are broad vistas and quiet corners, iconic sights and grand boulevards, quaint villages, verdant parks, cobbled alleyways, museums, monuments, markets, theatres, and ancient churches. This book unearths and explores a stupendous range of interesting places, some well known, some less well known, some almost unknown, all of within an easy walk of a Tube station. If you want a day out and you want to do something different then London is your town, the Tube is your means and London by Tube is your guide
I never knew that about Ireland by Chris Winn( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a fascinating journey around Ireland, to discover the tales buried deep in Irish history. Packed full of myths and legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions, and adventures, this fact book visits each of the four provinces--Ulster, Leinster, Munster, and Connaught--and unearths the hidden gems that each county in these provinces holds. Discover where people and ideas were born, where dreams were inspired, and where the unforgettable figures of Ireland's past now slumber. You'll be able to visit the holy mountain, Croagh Patrick in Country Mayo, where St Patrick is said to have driven all the snakes in Ireland into the sea. At Lismore Castle in County Waterford you will uncover the bathroom dedicated to Fred Astaire, whose sister Adele was the hugely popular Chatelaine of Lismore in the 1930s and 1940s. On the winter solstice you can bathe in the sunlight that fills the burial chamber at Newgrange, County Meath--the oldest solar observatory in the world. This irresistible compendium of facts and stories will give you a captivating insight into the Irish, and the ideas and events that have shaped the individual identity of every place you visit, and will have you exclaiming again and again: "Well, I never knew that!"
I never knew that about Britain : the quiz book : over 1000 questions and answers about our glorious isles by Christopher Winn( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
" ... Covering a myriad of subjects, including history, sport, royalty, modern Britain, music, literature, film, architecture and artists, there is something to challenge everyone, from the quiz beginner to Britain's brainiest boffins."--Front flap
I never knew that about the English by Christopher Winn( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This book takes an affectionate, entertaining and perceptive look at the English people. Here are their traditions, foibles, quirks, customs, humour and achievements, triumphs and failures, peccadilloes and passions. Travel through England from coast to coast and learn how every county contributes in unique and different ways to the distinct English personality
I never knew that about Scotland by Chris Winn( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Christopher Winn takes us on the ultimate journey around Scotland. Travelling county by county, this irresistible miscellany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country's rich and majestic history. To uncover the spellbinding tales that lie hidden within Scotland's wild and romantic shores, to experience what inspired the country's powerful literature and towering castles, and to tread in the footsteps of her villians and victors, is to capture the spirit of this fascinating country and bring every place you visit to life. You will discover the story of the original 'sweetheart', John Balliol, whose embalmed heart is buried beside his devoted wife, Devorgilla at Sweetheart Abbey in Kirkcudbrightshire. In Aberdeen, you will find the only granite cathedral in the world. And, you will hear the haunting echo of the Bear Gates of Traquair House in Peeblesshire were slammed shut when Bonnie Prince Charlie left Scotland in 1746 - legend has it that they will never be re-opened until a Stuart King once more sits on the throne
I never knew that about England by Chris Winn( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"This delightful guide to England, organised county by county, is now published in lavishly illustrated format. Alongside the charming black and white drawings of the original edition now sit gorgeous colour photographs of rolling hills, famous monuments and hidden treasures, plus quirky posters from a bygone age. Crammed with fascinating facts and enthralling stories, Christopher Winn once again takes us on a journey round England, celebrating the people and places that make up the country - from history, legends and firsts to birthplaces and gossip. From Oakley Court in Berkshire, which served as the headquarters of French resistance during the Second World War, to Burghley House in Northamptonshire which grew the first tomatoes in Britain and north to Ripon, Britain's oldest city, this book offers a spellbinding insight into England"--Publisher's description
I never knew that about great Scots : plus notable names, famous folk with names that descend from areas of Scotland by Christopher Winn( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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