A Thing in Disguise The Visionary Life of Joseph Paxton Text Only

A biography of an unsung Victorian hero, Joseph Paxton was the man behind the garden design at Chatsworth and the Crystal Palace at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Author: Kate Colquhoun

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007439881

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A biography of an unsung Victorian hero, Joseph Paxton was the man behind the garden design at Chatsworth and the Crystal Palace at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

A Thing in Disguise

... one of the richest collections that has ever crossed the Atlantic ... the Orchideae
are splendid indeed and I don't hesitate in saying that I shall 76 A THING IN

Author: Kate Colquhoun

Publisher: Harper Perennial


Category: Architecture

Page: 307

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A brilliantly conceived biography of Joseph Paxton, horticulturist to the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire at Chatsworth, architect of the Crystal Palace at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and one of the greatest unsung heroes of the Victorian Age In the nineteenth century, which witnessed a revolution in horticulture and urban planning and architecture, Joseph Paxton, a man with no formal education, strode like a colossus. Head gardener at Chatsworth by the age of twenty-three, and encouraged by the sixth Duke of Devonshire whose patronage soon flourished into the defining friendship of his life, Paxton set about transforming this Derbyshire estate into the greatest garden in England. Visitors there were astonished by the enormous glasshouses and ambitious waterworks he built, the collection of orchids, the largest in all England, the dwarf bananas and the gargantuan lily, the trees and plants brought back from all over the world. Queen Victoria came to marvel and, increasingly, with the development of the railway in which Paxton was also involved, daytrippers from all over the country. It was the Crystal Palace, home of the Great Exhibition in 1851, that secured Paxton's fame. His design, initially doodled on a piece of blotting paper, was the architectural triumph of its time. Two thousand men worked for eight months to complete it. It was six times the size of St Paul's Cathedral, enclosed a space of 18 acres, and entertained six million visitors. By the time of his death fourteen years later, 'the busiest man in England' according to Dickens, was friends with Brunel and Stevenson and in constant demand to design public parks and gardens. His last, seemingly most eccentric project was for a Great Boulevard under glass, a crystal arcade that would connect all the main railway termini in London. Drawing on exclusive access to Paxton's personal letters, Kate Colquhouns's remarkable biography is a compelling story of a man who typifies the Victorian ideal of self-improvement and a touching portrait of one of that era's great heroes.

Something in Disguise

Ten days after his pleasant little meal with Mrs HangerDavies it was Christmas
Eve, and from first thing in the morning, nothing seemed to go right. To begin with
he woke up with indigestion – or something that felt damn like it. He'd taken a ...

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447217640

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the lauded, bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles, Something in Disguise paints a candid picture of a family in crisis, from the ever witty Elizabeth Jane Howard. May's second marriage to Colonel Herbert Brown-Lacy is turning out to be a terrible mistake. Her son, Oliver, leaves home only to drift from one affair to another; his sister Elizabeth follows him, yearning for some kind of secure relationship. While even Alice, Herbert's meek daughter, is driven into marriage to escape her father's sinister behaviour . . . At once a candid depiction of a post-war family on the cusp of change and a touching love story, Something in Disguise embodies the startling truth, wit and daring that Elizabeth Jane Howard is renowned for.

Blessings in Disguise Or The Morality of Evil

Not only does Montesquieu take apart , analyze , and " deconstruct , " but he
perceives , in all simplicity , separate things as separate . Non sequiturs become
apparent . It should come as no surprise that in writing a book whose characters
fail ...

Author: Professor Jean Starobinski

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674076471

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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It is the task of art, he contends, to make the most of these conventions, to use the very disguises of civilization to counter the barbarism they mask. Tracing this idea through seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French literature, Starobinski charts the historical and intellectual limits of criticism itself.".

A Blessing in Disguise

Along with the paper route and that know I was going to face again, inferiority
complex, obtained this time from the size of the athletes in high school, sports
became a thing of the past for a few years. I accepted and enjoyed the role of
spectator ...

Author: Nathan Simmons

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477162615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 145

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A Blessing In Disguise is the story of a man which contain a message. The story is necessary to show how ordinary a man can be from the start of life, how only the here and now is important. Once his ego surface, not only the here and now are important, but the past and the future becomes essential. The conclusion that ones history is only about four hundred years old leaves him without a foundation, and we only search our past for direction into the future. A four hundred year old past bring the future to an haw. A void appears, the search ends, the ego is deflated, the man is incomplete, an endangered species. The message I received was short and to the point, If you want to know something , read The Bible. The Word, told a story about the history of mankind from the beginning, I only needed to know which man would represent my history, and the choice of the three was not minds. The message was truly a blessing, but one not only for me. I was born again, not only had I discovered a past not known to me but I also discovered a future to one day be granted. To understand who I have become you too must read and study The Word. Until the world acknowledge and accept who I Am, there will be no blessings, no harmony, no peace. We must put a stop to hiding The Word of God before there is nothing left but The Word.

Prince Charming in Disguise

George knew his father to be like himself—straightforward and oftentimes blunt,
expecting others to see things in a similarly direct manner. Nuances and
consequences often escaped his father simply because he didn't contemplate

Author: Bronwyn Scott

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459204174

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Prince George and Caroline of Ansbach, 1704 He might be the future King of England, but Prince George seeks a marriage that's more than a mere political alliance. Masquerading as a lowly nobleman, George heads to the court of Ansbach to woo the renowned beauty, Caroline! Caroline has no knowledge that he's the most sought-after bachelor in Europe. But however much she's charmed by the mysterious gentleman, her duty is to accept a blue-blooded proposal... Still, she cannot deny she's wickedly tempted by his red-hot proposition!

The household angel in disguise by mrs Madeline Leslie People s ed

... at the sadness with which the young lady spoke— " don't go to thinking I
alluded to you in what I said , for I never thought of such a thing . " MRS .
HAYDEN'S LETTER . 185 " Have you received 184 THE HOUSEHOLD ANGEL

Author: Harriet Newell Baker





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The Household Angel in Disguise

tis strange how one thing led on to another . " Then again referring to the letter , "
She told all about Dexter , and what a noble boy he was , and how every day ,
and every hour in the day , his looks reminded her of me , and how well he got on

Author: Madeline Leslie



Category: American fiction

Page: 440

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Essays in Disguise

For one thing , nobody had warned me , before I was stashed away in a Yank
boarding school , that all American fathers were outdoorsmen : that when they
weren ' t hunting they were fishing , and vice versa , and cooking the results on a
spit .

Author: Wilfrid Sheed

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated


Category: American essays

Page: 264

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The author's third collection of essays discusses literary figures such as Hemingway and Salinger, fatherhood, Ronald Reagan, television, politics, American humor, the Catholic Church, and other topics

Blessings in Disguise

None , however , who believe God to be holy , and heaven to be holy and pure ,
can object to this view . They can neither deny the necessity of our being like to
him , if we would dwell with him , nor can they well deny his goodness in
moulding ...

Author: Rev. S. S. Sheddan



Category: Suffering

Page: 136

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Lucy in Disguise

Who could believe such a thing ? ” “ No one with a crumb of sense , to be sure ,
but we are dealing with Lord Whitney . And if you pause to consider , Lucy ,
playing at witchcraft was your idea in the first place . ” She threw up her hands .

Author: Lynn Kerstan

Publisher: Ivy Books

ISBN: 9780449001844

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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A wounded smuggler quickly pierces the disguise of the young lady who rescues him, reluctantly, on the beaches of Lancashire, where she is helping hide a friend in trouble, in the second installment in a romance trilogy. Original.

Destiny in Disguise

Jane snorted ironically ; the funny thing was , she actually admired Paula in an
odd sort of way . Paula Preston had courage . The kind Jane could only dream of
. How she wished she could bulldoze through life the way Paula Preston did ...

Author: Suzanne Elizabeth

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780061084522

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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After dying accidentally, twentieth-century librarian Jane Baker finds herself transported back in time to the Wild West of 1890 and into the arms of dashing bounty hunter Dolan Kincaid, who mistakes Jane for a notorious gambler wanted for murder. Original.

Sea Killers in Disguise

... days later was summoned to Whitehall by ' Jacky ' Fisher himself . Clearly , he
must have put on a good performance , because he was given a more or less
free hand to select a more suitable ship . He had seen just the thing in Portland .

Author: Tony Bridgland

Publisher: Naval Inst Press


Category: History

Page: 274

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Disguised as harmless merchant ships, Q-ships could be transformed in moments into powerful warships and the lengths taken to insure their secrecy make an intriguing story.

A Loophole in Disguise

My most urgent purpose must be to find the Godhead in myself that is in each one
of us and that binds us to every other thing in the universe ; making us in
harmony and at one with the moon , the earth , the Infinite Being , and each other

Author: Jeannette Sunderman




Page: 48

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House Documents

I ought to have heard of a thing of that kind , but if I have heard of it I have
forgotten . Question . Have you heard of a ... A great many of these things have
been done in the night , but as to the disguise I cannot say . I recollect , now , a
case .

Author: United States House of Representatives





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I ought to have heard of a thing of that kind , but if I have heard of it I have
forgotten . Question . Have you heard of a ... A great many of these things have
been done in the night , but as to the disguise I cannot say . I recollect , now , a
case .






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Angels in Disguise

Taught Shorty and me how to say our prayers at night and the importance of
thanking Jesus ahead of time for things we needed . Shorty decided this baby
was a gift from God . He or she would surely be the thing to keep Mama happy on
the ...

Author: Lou Dean

Publisher: Pubs Wholesale


Category: Dogs.

Page: 118

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Heart-warming story about the relationship between a boy and his pet.

Digby in disguise

said Digby. He didn't know where to start. He was only a little bear. Then Digby
remembered the trunk. Could there be some other wonderful thing in there that
would help him now? Momma said, "you need to clean When the colors were
gone, ...

Author: Katherine Danielle Wurtz

Publisher: Bear & Co Pubns a Division of boyds

ISBN: 9780971284012

Category: Juvenile Fiction


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When Digby the bear feels too little to cope with things, he finds help and inspiration inside the special trunk his grandmother gave him.

Sighs in Disguise

Author: Herbert Brün



Category: Aphorisms and apothegms


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Blessing in Disguise

You do believe in dropping bombshells , don ' t you , Allen ? How ' d Benton get
into this state ? ' “ Heavy investments in oil leases during Houston ' s boom days
for one thing . " “ Yeah , ” Phil agreed . “ A lot of people here have seen that black

Author: Lorna Michaels


ISBN: 9780373704125

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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Blessing In Disguise by Lorna Michaels released on May 25, 1990 is available now for purchase.