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    Persuasion In the book, Persuasion by Jane Austen, Austen’s book took place in rural Somersetshire in the eighteenth century. She also had scenes that continued into some from cities in rural Somersetshire, which are three locales in England. These three locales are completely different cities, with completely different living styles and very informative historical things to know about these cities. Around the time of publication of this book, England was a completely different country from what it is now. During the 18th century, there were two different country life in England, which is that of the rich and that of the poor. On the other hand, Persuasion has scenes taken from Somerset, Lyme, and Bath. Somerset is a county in which these cities…

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    ‘How does Catherine mature over the course of the novel?’ The novel Northanger Abbey – written by Jane Austen in 1817 – tells the story of a young woman who travels to Bath with her wealthy neighbours, and how she grows and matures into adulthood over the course of the book by taking responsibility for her many mistakes and actions. Predominantly, this essay is a tale of one girl’s maturity into a young adult. She makes very many mistakes along the path to growing up, however, she does show…

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    “The person, be it a gentleman or a lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”- Jane Austen Northanger Abbey. Growing up around books influenced the way Jane Austen incorporated symbols into her own writings, sometimes even using books to build her characters and themes. Prominently shown through Austen’s Northanger Abbey and seen in her other pieces, she expertly uses engaging realism, subtle irony, and effective parodies of what was going on during her lifetime,…

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    Somerset Level Floods

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    The Somerset levels are in the South West of England, located on the coastal plain of the Severn Estuary and is characterised by its wetland habitats. During December 2013 to January 2014, the levels flooded because of periods of heavy prolonged rainfall (See figure 1) and coastal flood, which were made worse by it being an already low-lying area of land. The flooding had a range of social impacts on the communities of the Somerset levels, these include; The psychological impacts, the loss of…

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    Top Rated Somerset, NJ Nightlife: Best Restaurants, Bars and Clubs Meta Description: Somerset, New Jersey has a great nightlife scene full with excellent restaurants and bars. Meta Keywords: Somerset restaurants, Dining in Somerset, Somerset bars, Nightlife in Somerset Somerset’s Top Restaurants and Bars Somerset, New Jersey, located near the center of the state, has its own special nightlife scene. With great, unpretentious restaurants serving great food with the level of gracious…

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    was closed at the Hirwaun roundabout after a number of vehicles collided with a fallen tree. Health impacts also include the heavy rain and wind reaching up to 60-70 mph posing a hazard to the South West of the UK. These points show that social wellbeing for the population of the Somerset Levels was low. According to the Dictionary of Human Geography ‘social well being is the degree to which a population’s needs and wants are being met’. The people of Somerset have suffered a…

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    True North – Anna Darlene Edmondson “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV). Say you were lost in dense-wooded timberland. Probably, your own intuitions of ‘true north’ would misguide you (like my GPS). It’s continuously recalculating … and sadly, I miss appointments. Ugh! Truth is, I depend on technology and believe it’s faultless. Yet, glitches abound with nearly everything man creates. However,…

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    The Painted Veil is a 1925 novel by British author W. Somerset Maugham. The title is taken from Percy Bysshe Shelley's sonnet which begins "Lift not the painted veil which those who live / Call Life". The biographer Richard Cordell notes that the book was influenced by Maugham's study of science and his work as a houseman at St Thomas' Hospital. The novel was first published in serialised form in five issues of Cosmopolitan (November 1924 – March 1925). Beginning in May 1925, it was serialised…

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    Roald Dahl was a short story writer, a poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. One of his books was called “The Landlady”. In his story, it talks about a lady around forty-five to fifty years old, living in a house by herself until someone came around. She seems too nice at first but later on in the story when the main character, Billy, comes around and stays with her, you will find out why the landlady usually never gets guests to stay at her house. In this story, “The Landlady,” Billy Weaver…

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    Ragnarok by A.S Byatt is a novel about the experiences and internal struggles of a young girl who grew up in England during the World War II. The young girl, known as The Thin Child, lives in the England countryside as a result of the raging war in the city and of its surroundings. Throughout the novel the Thin Girl ponders many questions concerning why is the war happening?, is her father coming back? and whether or not the germans are good or bad people? To make sense of these questions, the…

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