The City of Secret Rivers

A hilarious fantasy adventure set in modern day London.An exciting subterranean London adventure, the first in a middle-grade trilogy.


Author: Jacob Sager Weinstein

Publisher: City of Secret Rivers

ISBN: 1406378380

Category: Children's stories

Page: 352

View: 835

'We stood there for a moment, the drop of water and I. And then we both leapt at once.' Hyacinth Hayward has only just arrived in London, but she's already accidentally unleashed magical powers flowing under the city. Now her mother has been kdinapped by Royal Mail uniform-wearing monsters, and a giant pig in a swimsuit is insisting on an underground tea party. Her new neighbour, Lady Roslyn, has other plans, adn the clock is ticking. Can yacinth save her mother and her city?

Secret Rivers

These poems remind us to listen, to each other and ourselves. —Valerie Wallace, author of The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping


Author: Marilyn Cavicchia

Publisher: Evening Street Press

ISBN: 9781937347192

Category: Poetry

Page: 32

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Marilyn Cavicchia gives vivid voices to the drivers and passengers traveling a rainy stretch of freeway in eastern Ohio. She conjures distinctive verbal identities for each of her personae, and each poem’s vignette delights the imagination and the ear. A further joy is to trace the “secret rivers” of relationship among these characters: between the anti-fracking activist and the grandmother looking forward to a check for the drilling rights to her yard; between the divorced father driving a balloon van and the road-ragey driver of the Chrysler behind him; between the energy contractors new to the community and the locals in whom the rapid changes inspire both bewilderment and hope. Cavicchia’s brilliant poems precisely observe the details of life in this city—yet her Ohio freeway represents every motorway in America, where rivers of vehicles propel their occupants toward regret, nostalgia, and inevitable transformation. — Jennifer Bullis, author of Impossible Lessons Cavicchia knows that the true soul of any place resides not in its well-trod highways and main streets, but rather down the psychological back roads traversed only by locals, though well known to everyone. Like shorthand Sherwood Anderson, each of these compact poems maps the crossroads of boom and bust, of loyalty and betrayal, of prejudice and unfulfilled dreams that haunt virtually every small American town whose inhabitants are exploited as much by their own well-intentioned fears as any outside interests. — William P. Tandy, editor/publisher of Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! The residents in Secret Rivers navigate a community coming apart at the seams; we’re privy, poem by poem, to the thoughts that worry below the surface of ordinary encounters. With language both spare and intimate, Cavicchia explores isolation, resentment, polite existence, and occasional rivulets of hope, of people facing the inevitable advance by an unnamed company promising big payoff and no risk, in exchange for permission to rive what lies underneath a dying town’s yards and land. “So many decades beyond saving/ that fear begins to look like hope,” we read. These poems remind us to listen, to each other and ourselves. —Valerie Wallace, author of The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping

A Centennial History of Fall River Mass

By his death the city lost a faithful public servant , and the poor their best
benefactor . HON . JOSIAH C . BLAISDELL , FOURTH MAYOR . Hon . Josiah C .
Blaisdell was born in Campton , New Hampshire , on the 22d of October , 1820 .


Author: Henry Hilliard Earl


ISBN: UVA:X000862589

Category: Cotton

Page: 252

View: 888

365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Londoner

London probably has more secret rivers than any other city, with at least 21
underground streams feeding the Thames. These were once used for transport
and water, but as the city grew they became foul sewage-ditches that were best
hidden ...


Author: Richard Happer

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781910232651

Category: Humor

Page: 300

View: 304

London - one of the world's most exciting cities. Teeming with life, bursting with history, it houses over 8 million people, and has thousands of stories to tell. 365 Reasons to be Proud to be a Londoner is a quirky, fun exploration of the people and events that make London so special, with an entry for every day of the year. From the building of London's frankly awe-inspiring sewer system to the founding of the iconic Abbey Road recording studios, from the diary of Samuel Pepys to the invention of the World Wide Web, this fascinating book provides 365 compelling reasons why every Londoner should be proud of their wonderful city. Maybe it's because you're a Londoner that you'll love this book!Word count: 30,000Related titles:365 Reasons to be Cheerful (9781906032968)365 Reasons to be Proud to be British (9781907554391)365 Reasons to be Proud to be English (9781909396715)365 Reasons to be Proud to be Irish (9781909396401)365 Reasons to be Proud to be Scottish (9781907554872)365 Reasons to Look on the Bright Side (9781907554681)

London s Lost Rivers

A beautifully illustrated guide to London's secret rivers From the sources of the River Fleet in Hempstead's ponds, to the mouth of the Effra by Vauxhall Bridge, via the meander of the Westbourne through "Knight's Bridge" and the Tyburn's ...


Author: Paul Talling

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781847945976

Category: Travel

Page: 190

View: 956

From the sources of the Fleet in Hampstead's ponds to the mouth of the Effra in Vauxhall, via the meander of the Westbourne through 'Knight's Bridge' and the Tyburn's curve along Marylebone Lane, London's Lost Rivers unearths the hidden waterways that flow beneath the streets of the capital. Paul Talling investigates how these rivers shaped the city - forming borough boundaries and transport networks, fashionable spas and stagnant slums - and how they all eventually gave way to railways, roads and sewers. Armed with his camera, he traces their routes and reveals their often overlooked remains: riverside pubs on the Old Kent Road, healing wells in King's Cross, 'stink pipes' in Hammersmith and gurgling gutters on streets across the city. Packed with maps and over 100 colour photographs, London's Lost Rivers uncovers the watery history of the city's most famous sights, bringing to life the very different London that lies beneath our feet.

A Star Called Henry

Into the Liffey and the Tolka they went, and the other hidden rivers that ran under
the city nibbling away at its floor or, overland, against high forgotten walls,
through places that led nowhere and where no one ever looked. They were
Dublin's ...


Author: Roddy Doyle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407017853

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 368

A new edition to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. With an introduction by Roy Foster. Born in the Dublin slums of 1901, his father a one-legged whorehouse bouncer and settler of scores, Henry Smart has to grow up fast. By the time he can walk he's out robbing and begging, often cold and always hungry, but a prince of the streets. By Easter Monday, 1916, he's fourteen years old and already six-foot-two, a soldier in the Irish Citizen Army. A year later he's ready to die for Ireland again, a rebel, a Fenian and a killer. With his father's wooden leg as his weapon, Henry becomes a Republican legend - one of Michael Collins' boys, a cop killer, an assassin on a stolen bike.

Lost Britain

and Devil's Neckinger. In Manchester, the equivalent missing waterway is the
Medlock, which rises in the hills near Oldham but disappears somewhere
beneath ...


Author: David Long

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782434412

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 266

From vanished villages and bygone businesses to abandoned architecture, forgotten pastimes and projects put on hold, Lost Britain tells the intriguing story of Britain's buildings, counties, transport, languages, roads and rivers that have been forgotten over the centuries. The book shines a light on the hidden corners of Britain's history, exploring medieval ghost villages, former architectural masterpieces, the purported resting place of Anne Boleyn's heart, England's Atlantis, God's Gift, a German war cemetery, the hamlet of Lost in Aberdeenshire, the old Welsh railway run on seven different forms of power and a missing fort in County Down, not to mention how Britain used to be connected to mainland Europe. Exploring the history of the lost parts of Britain, author David Long both mourns their loss and celebrates the achievements of the engineers and architects of past generations, revealing some extraordinary features of this nation's history that should not be forgotten.

Sustaining a City s Culture and Character

These initiatives gain notoriety because of the traditional prominence of the city in
the world's eye. Similarly, as depicted in a recent Museum of London “secret
rivers” exhibit, river-daylighting initiatives in Greater London are gaining attention


Author: Charles R Wolfe


ISBN: 9781538133255



View: 219

"For those who seek an urbanism of distinctiveness to enhance city livability, rather than a bland, generic uniformity, the book examines on a global basis how the many interrelated facets of an urban area's unique, yet dynamic context-built, cultural and intangible-can be championed and advanced, rather than simply borrowed from another place"--

Secret City

The " River of the Suicides ” introduced here is somewhat like the Thames but
partly imaginary . It has no particular connection with the river upon whose “
boiling cataracts ” the city ' s inhabitants had arrived in the second “ day ” section ,
nor ...


Author: Richard Pawley

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 0761820043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

View: 952

Secret City is Richard Pawley's analysis of the life and writings of James Thomson, one of the most tormented authors of the Victorian era, best known for his work 'The City of Dreadful Night.' Pawley creates an emotional profile of Thomson not through secondary sources alone, but also through his writings. He does not simply give a critical evaluation of Thomson's writings and his contribution to the literature of the period. Pawley's analysis of Thomson's life allows Thomson to tell of his own agonies through his writing, and gives insight to the darker side of the Victorian era.

The Wesleyan Methodist Magazine

Past the golden gleam of the City of Light , Past the throne and the crystal flow ,
Through the spaces , he saw the drear ... the Burial of Titian in plague . stricken
Venice , and of Alaric in the secret river - bed ; Luther in the Wartburg , and the ...




ISBN: OXFORD:555008198

Category: Arminianism


View: 566

The Works of Vergil

When , thoughtfully musing by the streams of the secret river , you shall find a
large sow that has brought forth a litter of thirty young , reclining on the ground ,
under the holms that shade the banks , white ( the dam ] , the offspring white
around ...


Author: Publius Vergilius Maro




Page: 404

View: 633

The Works of Virgil

... before you can build a city in a quiet , peaceful land . I will declare the signs to
you : do you keep them treasured up in your mind . When , thoughtfully musing by
the streams of the secret river , you shall find a large sow that has brought forth ...


Author: Virgil



Category: Aeneas (Legendary character)

Page: 404

View: 823

Works of Virgil

... before you can build a city in a quiet , peaceful land . I will declare the signs to
you : do you keep them treasured up in your mind . When , thoughtfully musing by
the streams of the secret river , you shall find a large sow that has brought forth ...


Author: Virgil


ISBN: UIUC:30112039917627


Page: 404

View: 254

San Diego Magazine

Right here in the middle of River City , I ' m protecting the trees . " So with ...
Almost Secret River Spots PICNIC in Paris . On the ... It may even be perceived
as a terrorist who rises up each spring to reclaim territory lost to Mission Valley
settlers .




ISBN: STANFORD:36105013839258

Category: San Diego (Calif.)


View: 797

Johnson s Universal Cyclopaedia

At the congress of Paris in 1856 he sucon an island of same name ; at the mouth
of the Cavenne ceeded in bringing the Italian question on the tapis , and
provoked the hostility of Austria . In 1858 he made a secret river ; lat . 4 ° 56 ' N. ,
lon .




ISBN: CHI:099077426

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries


View: 496

Song of a Dry River

Du Plessis made his claim when he was 72 and said he was keeping the secret
to himself until he was well enough to organize an expedition to find it . The
whole city was built underground and there were vaults containing treasure over


Author: Brian Barrow


ISBN: STANFORD:36105039088807

Category: Nossob River

Page: 130

View: 153

From Dr Mather to Dr Seuss

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY New York City M . C . Higgins , the Great by
Virginia Hamilton , copyright © 1974 Virginia ... by Alfred A . Knopf , Inc .
CHARLES SCRIBNER ' S SONS New York City The Secret River by Marjorie
Kinnan Rawlings ...


Author: Mary H. Lystad

Publisher: Boston : G.K. Hall

ISBN: UCSC:32106005005134

Category: Children

Page: 264

View: 588

Covers the history of children's literature and publishing in America from 1721 to 1975.

Faces in the City

We continue to explore life , hoping to uncover its ultimate secret . We continue to
explore ourselves , hoping to understand . We are drawn by the ocean . ... We
like forests and mountains , deserts and hidden rivers , and the lonely cities as ...


Author: James J. Kavanaugh

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: 087690164X

Category: American poetry

Page: 107

View: 967

Records the poet's response to life in the city and the personalities who contribute to its cultural richness


When I grow up I ' m going to be a riverologist . When you go North to The City I
will send you treasures in the secret rivers inside the sea . " “ I like this kive and
not the kite that fell . It ' s like a giant butterfly , " Celia said . She touched one of
the ...


Author: Maritza Arrastía


ISBN: 1877850012


Page: 217

View: 582

London s Lost Rivers

London's lost rivers invites you along the routes of the city's lost rivers and deep into its history, with ten guided walks that combine clear maps and directions with richly detailed anecdotes. [It] reveals a subterranean network that ...


Author: Tom Bolton

Publisher: Strange Attractor

ISBN: 1907222030

Category: London (England)

Page: 272

View: 964

"The Thames is not London's only river. Traces of the capital's many forgotten waterways still remain--for thos who know where to look. London's lost rivers invites you along the routes of the city's lost rivers and deep into its history, with ten guided walks that combine clear maps and directions with richly detailed anecdotes. [It] reveals a subterranean network that spreads from picturesque Hampstead in the North to the suburbs of the South, and runs beneath some of London's most iconic sites and historic areas. Follow these forgotten trails, and the city's past is brought to vivid life, populated by famous and infamous characters."--Back cover.