A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete by Dean King, John B. Hattendorf

By Dean King, John B. Hattendorf

From ablation to Zelenka—a finished advisor to seafaring through the Napoleonic age

What is a sand-grouse, and the place does it stay? What are the scientific homes of lignum vitae, and the way did Stephen Maturin use it to fix his viola? who's Admiral Lord Keith, and why is his spouse so pleasant with Captain Jack Aubrey?

More than the other modern writer, Patrick O'Brian knew the previous. His twenty Aubrey–Maturin novels, starting with 1969's grasp and Commander, are amazing through deep characterization, heart-stopping naval strive against, and an awareness to element that enriches and enlivens his tales. during this revised variation of A Sea of phrases, Dean King and his collaborators dive into Jack Aubrey's international. as well as their worthwhile word list, the authors offer essays at the age's politics, naval drugs, and the numerous ships that Jack Aubrey sailed, sighted, and fought opposed to. For either the curious fan and the O'Brian aficionado, A Sea of phrases is a useful tome at the British Royal military.

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Literally being the first to ‘discover’ this by stumbling across it early one Sunday morning in May 2006 (I suspect Banksy did it in the early hours of that same morning) was a real pleasure – the kind you can only experience by wandering around and accidentally discovering something. One annoyingly sentimental and highbrow comment about this book was that it made it too easy to find graffiti and therefore made it a common and accessible experience. Apparently finding things by wandering is called serendipity.

A pretty awful specimen, with loads of runs, but it’s a good example of how these metal newsagent boxes are a great target for graffiti writers as they are left out all night for milk and newspaper deliveries. Status Buffed (circa December 2006). Next Continue down Pitfield St. BLT Tip: I don’t eat animal products so I can’t judge the kebabs for you, but the ‘Best Kebab & Café’ at the bottom of Pitfield St does a lovely falafel meal, and the coffee and the service are great too. S10 look across to have a nice day Post Code: EC2A 3JD Map/GPS reference: TQ 32978 82519 Location Above ‘Wa Do Chinese Fast Food’ shop on the corner of Old Street & Tabernacle St.

I had to look that up in the dictionary.  Status Painted over, but still vaguely traceable if you look hard. Next Walk along Hoxton Square, back to Old St. S21 abandon hope, old st bridge Post Code: EC1V 9LP Map/GPS reference: TQ 33371 82674 Location Another Banksy icon. A train bridge across Old St, near Shoreditch High Street. And one of the few times Banksy used pasted-up posters. Over several years, Banksy regularly added images and messages to this bridge. The final message was ‘Abandon Hope’ in Spring 2006.

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