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Unravel the story of wool

Unravel the story of wool

Main History
In this historical travelogue, Esther Rutter picks up on a tradition founded by Gladys Thompson, the first historian of the Guernsey fisherman. in the Instructions for Guernseys, Jerseys & Arans (1955), the otherwise patrician Thompson spent an afternoon as a toilet attendant in Filey on the North Yorkshire coast, which meant that she could interview expert Guernsey Knitters. Thompson would try to remember the jumper motifs when the fishermen came by. When a section is memorized, the rest can be worked out on an old envelope around the corner - often the man wanders away before you've taken it all in, and then has to be chased over the dam or harbor for verification and make sure that the pattern is correct. Rutter also went in search of Britain's knitting history. Disappoi...
Beds and their bed-mates story today

Beds and their bed-mates story today

Main History
The average person spends about a third of his life in bed. It is easy to imagine that the experience is universal because our species could not continue without the two most obvious bed-related activities: sleep and sex. However, Brian Fagan and Nadia Durrani show that the basic principles remain almost unchanged in terms of time and geography. However, the physical composition of the bed, the attitudes to the beds and their possible uses vary considerably. What we did in bed: a horizontal story is an ambitious book that speaks to comrades from a variety of cultures and eras, from the earliest people who "probably slept high above the ground" to those who "occupy the bed of the future" readers, virtual reality Technology and levitation improvements. Years ago, when...
The unrefined regency story today

The unrefined regency story today

Main History
One wonders what else can be added to a rich part of the Regency story that is already well developed. However, Robert Morrison manages to make an entertaining book full of anecdotes and scenarios of the rich and famous, the poor and the exploited. Most of his main sources are literary sources: Byron, Shelley, Carlyle, Coleridge, Cobbett, Scott and Wordsworth are duly considered, but so are his wives, including Jane Austen, Fanny Burney, Mary Shelley and Maria Edgeworth. He also deepens lesser known mortals like Pierce Egan, who remembers life in London, with highlights of excessive gambling, the use of flash language, mere boxing and general libertinism. Morrison's reading range is impressive, covering crime and punishment, theater, sex, war and empire, as well as the changing la...
A story of the monkey story today

A story of the monkey story today

Main History
In 1562 an etching by Pieter van der Heyden turned the Dutch art world upside down. Modeled after a painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, it shows a well-known folk story. A peddler lies in the middle of the scene and sleeps under a tree. However, while he is sleeping, he is attacked by a group of monkeys. Small in size but with a distinctly human appearance, they can withstand all kinds of mischief. After rummaging through the shopping basket, some have fun with his goods. You try on children's pants; a second looks at his reflection in the mirror; a third flies away with a set of knives. Another, sitting in a branch, plays the flute while his friends are dancing. Two more have a hobby horse race. Meanwhile, members of the band torture the peddler himself. One urinates in his hat;...