ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Architecture / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments

The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine - Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary

| £24.16 | €27.17 | Ca$39.19 | Au$38.67
by Jenny Uglow
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh, Forgotten Romantic Heroine - Antiquarian, Architect, and Visionary by Jenny Uglow

In the village of Wreay, near Carlisle, stands the strangest and most magical Victorian church in England. This vivid, original book tells the story of its builder, Sarah Losh, strong-willed, passionate, and unusual in every way.

Sarah Losh is a lost Romantic genius--an antiquarian, an architect, and a visionary. Born into an old Cumbrian family, heiress to an industrial fortune, Losh combined a zest for progress with a love of the past. In the church, her masterpiece, she let her imagination flower--there are carvings of ammonites, scarabs, and poppies; an arrow pierces the wall as if shot from a bow; a tortoise-gargoyle launches itself into the air. And everywhere there are pinecones in stone. The church is a dramatic rendering of the power of myth and the great natural cycles of life, death, and rebirth.

Losh's story is also that of her radical family, friends of Wordsworth and Coleridge; of the love between sisters and the life of a village; of the struggles of the weavers, the coming of the railways, the findings of geology, and the fate of a young northern soldier in the First Afghan War. Above all, it is about the joy of making and the skill of unsung local craftsmen. Intimate, engrossing, and moving, The Pinecone, by Jenny Uglow, the Prize-winning author of The Lunar Men, brings to life an extraordinary woman, a region, and an age.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 712486

Ebook Details
Pages: 352
Size: 15.4 MB
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9781466828216 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

Territory Restrictions
This ebook will only be sold to customers with a billing address in:
Afghanistan, Alan Island, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bouvet Island, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (The Democratic Republic of the), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon, Georgia, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-bissau, Haiti, Heard and Mc Donald Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Korea (Republic of), Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Macau, Madagascar, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova (Republic of), Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, Norfolk Island, Oman, Palau, Palestinian Territory (Occupied), Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Reunion, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Western Sahara

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers
Nonfiction > Architecture > Buildings > Landmarks & Monuments

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Non-Classifiable
Nonfiction > History > Europe > Great Britain
Nonfiction > History > Social History
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Artists, Architects, Photographers
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Royalty
Nonfiction > Architecture > Buildings > Landmarks & Monuments

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016