69 relations: Alan Lascelles, Archaeology, Basking shark, Belmont (East Barnet), Bill Travers, Bipolar disorder, Colloquialism, Cramming (education), Douglas Botting, Dumfries and Galloway, East Barnet, Eilean Bàn, Lochalsh, Eland Books, Elias Canetti, Elrig, Estate (land), Eurasian otter, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Final examination, Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, Geography of Iraq, Glenelg, Highland, Henry Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland, Hertford College, Oxford, Ian Fleming, Inner Hebrides, Inverness, Iraq, Isleornsay, James Bond, John Lister-Kaye, Kathleen Raine, London, Longman, Monreith House, Morocco, Natural history, Non-fiction, Ornithology, Paultons Square, Peter Scott, Port William, Dumfries and Galloway, Preparatory school (United Kingdom), Public school (United Kingdom), Ring of Bright Water, Ring of Bright Water (film), Royal Society of Literature, Sir Herbert Maxwell, 7th Baronet, Skye, Skye Bridge, ..., Smooth-coated otter, Soay, Skye, Special Operations Executive, St Cyprian's School, Stowe School, Subspecies, Terry Nutkins, Tex Geddes, Thami El Glaoui, The New York Times, Tigris–Euphrates river system, Travel literature, Victor Gollancz, Virginia McKenna, Wigtownshire, Wilfred Thesiger, World War II, Years of Lead (Morocco), Zoological Society of London. Expand index (19 more) » « Shrink index
Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles (11 April 1887 – 10 August 1981) was a British courtier and civil servant who held several positions in the first half of the twentieth century, culminating in his position as Private Secretary to both King George VI and to Queen Elizabeth II.
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Archaeology, or archeology, is the study of humanactivity through the recovery and analysis of material culture.
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The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second-largest living shark, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating shark species, along with the whale shark and megamouth shark.
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Belmont (East Barnet)
Belmont, originally known as Mount Pleasant, was a house in East Barnet, London, near Cockfosters, that dated back to the sixteenth century.
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William Inge Lindon-Travers MBE (3 January 1922 – 29 March 1994) was a Special Forces Army officer, English actor, screenwriter, director and animal rights activist, known professionally as Bill Travers.
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Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder that causes periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood.
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Everyday language, everyday speech, common parlance, informal language, colloquial language, general parlance, or vernacular (but this has other meanings too), is the most used variety of a language, which is usually employed in conversation or other communication in informal situations.
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In education, cramming (also known as mugging or swotting, from swot, akin to "sweat", meaning "to study with determination") is the practice of working intensively to absorb large volumes of informational material in short amounts of time.
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Douglas Scott Botting (22 February 1934 – 6 February 2018) was an English explorer, author, biographer and TV presenter and producer.
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Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway (Dumfries an Gallowa, Dùn Phrìs is Gall-Ghaidhealaibh) is one of 32 unitary council areas of Scotland and is located in the western Southern Uplands.
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East Barnet is an area of north London within the London Borough of Barnet bordered by New Barnet, Cockfosters and Southgate.
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Eilean Bàn, Lochalsh
Eilean Bàn (Scottish Gaelic meaning White Island) is a six acre island off the coast of mainland Scotland, between Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye, in Highland.
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Eland Books is a small, independent publishing house founded in 1982 by John Hatt, a former travel editor at Harpers & Queen magazine, with the aim of republishing and reviving classic travel books that have fallen out of print over time.
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Elias Canetti (Елиас Канети; 25 July 1905 – 14 August 1994) was a German-language author, born in Ruse, Bulgaria to a merchant family.
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Elrig (Scottish Gaelic: An Eileirg, meaning the deer run) is a clachan in Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scotland.
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Historically, an estate comprises the houses, outbuildings, supporting farmland, and woods that surround the gardens and grounds of a very large property, such as a country house or mansion.
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The Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra), also known as the European otter, Eurasian river otter, common otter, and Old World otter, is a semiaquatic mammal native to Eurasia.
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Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) is a prestigious Fellowship granted by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) that is open to those over the age of 21 who can demonstrate.
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A final examination, annual, exam, "final interview" or final is a test given to students at the end of a course of study or training.
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Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford
Frederic John Napier Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, (12 August 1868 – 1 April 1933) was a British statesman who served as Governor of Queensland from 1905 to 1909, Governor of New South Wales from 1909 to 1913, and Viceroy of India from 1916 to 1921, where he was responsible for the creation of the Montagu-Chelmsford reforms.
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Geography of Iraq
The geography of Iraq is diverse and falls into five main regions: 1.
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Glenelg (Glinn Eilg, also Gleann Eilg) is a scattered community area and civil parish in the Lochalsh area of Highland in western Scotland.
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Henry Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland
Henry George Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland, (29 May 1846 – 14 May 1918), styled Lord Warkworth between 1865 and 1867 and Earl Percy between 1867 and 1899, was a British Conservative politician.
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Hertford College, Oxford
Hertford College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England.
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Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels.
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The Inner Hebrides (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan a-staigh, "the inner isles") is an archipelago off the west coast of mainland Scotland, to the south east of the Outer Hebrides.
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Inverness (from the Inbhir Nis, meaning "Mouth of the River Ness", Inerness) is a city in the Scottish Highlands.
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Iraq (or; العراق; عێراق), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (جُمُهورية العِراق; کۆماری عێراق), is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west.
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Isleornsay (Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Iarmain) is a village lying off the main Armadale to Sleat road (the A851) on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
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The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections.
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Sir John Philip Lister Lister-Kaye, 8th Baronet, OBE (born 8 May 1946 in Wakefield, Yorkshire) is an English naturalist, conservationist, author and owner and Director of the Aigas Field Centre, among other business interests.
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Kathleen Jessie Raine CBE (14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003) was a British poet, critic and scholar, writing in particular on William Blake, W. B. Yeats and Thomas Taylor.
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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
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Longman, commonly known as Pearson Longman, is a publishing company founded in London, England, in 1724 and is owned by Pearson PLC.
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Monreith House is a category A listed Georgian mansion located east of the village of Port William in Mochrum parish, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
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Morocco (officially known as the Kingdom of Morocco, is a unitary sovereign state located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is one of the native homelands of the indigenous Berber people. Geographically, Morocco is characterised by a rugged mountainous interior, large tracts of desert and a lengthy coastline along the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Morocco has a population of over 33.8 million and an area of. Its capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca. Other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Salé, Fes, Meknes and Oujda. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788 AD, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid dynasty and Almohad dynasty, spanning parts of Iberia and northwestern Africa. The Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, and Morocco remained the only North African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling dynasty, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier, and regained its independence in 1956. Moroccan culture is a blend of Berber, Arab, West African and European influences. Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory of Western Sahara, formerly Spanish Sahara, as its Southern Provinces. After Spain agreed to decolonise the territory to Morocco and Mauritania in 1975, a guerrilla war arose with local forces. Mauritania relinquished its claim in 1979, and the war lasted until a cease-fire in 1991. Morocco currently occupies two thirds of the territory, and peace processes have thus far failed to break the political deadlock. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahirs, which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister and the president of the constitutional court. Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, and the official languages are Arabic and Berber, with Berber being the native language of Morocco before the Arab conquest in the 600s AD. The Moroccan dialect of Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken. Morocco is a member of the Arab League, the Union for the Mediterranean and the African Union. It has the fifth largest economy of Africa.
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Natural history is a domain of inquiry involving organisms including animals, fungi and plants in their environment; leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study.
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Non-fiction or nonfiction is content (sometimes, in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented.
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Ornithology is a branch of zoology that concerns the study of birds.
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Paultons Square is a Georgian terraced garden square in Chelsea, London, SW3.
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Sir Peter Markham Scott, (14 September 1909 – 29 August 1989) was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and sportsman.
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Port William, Dumfries and Galloway
Port William is a fishing village in the parish of Mochrum, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, in south-west Scotland with a population of approximately 460.
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Preparatory school (United Kingdom)
A preparatory school (or, shortened: prep school) in the United Kingdom is a selective, fee-charging independent primary school that caters primarily for children up to approximately the age of 13.
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Public school (United Kingdom)
A public school in England and Wales is a long-established, student-selective, fee-charging independent secondary school that caters primarily for children aged between 11 or 13 and 18, and whose head teacher is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC).
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Ring of Bright Water
Ring of Bright Water is a book by Gavin Maxwell about his life in a remote house in coastal Scotland where he kept several wild otters as pets.
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Ring of Bright Water (film)
Ring of Bright Water is a 1969 British-American feature film starring Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna.
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Royal Society of Literature
The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) is a learned society founded in 1820, by King George IV, to "reward literary merit and excite literary talent".
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Sir Herbert Maxwell, 7th Baronet
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Skye, or the Isle of Skye (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach or Eilean a' Cheò), is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
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The Skye Bridge (Drochaid an Eilein Sgitheanaich) is a road bridge over Loch Alsh, Scotland, connecting the Isle of Skye to the island of Eilean Bàn.
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The smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) is a species of otter, the only extant representative of the genus Lutrogale.
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Soay (Sòdhaigh) is an island just off the coast of Skye, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland.
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Special Operations Executive
The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a British World War II organisation.
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St Cyprian's School
St Cyprian's School was an English preparatory school for boys, which operated in the early 20th century in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
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Stowe School is a selective independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire.
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In biological classification, the term subspecies refers to a unity of populations of a species living in a subdivision of the species’s global range and varies from other populations of the same species by morphological characteristics.
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Terence "Terry" Paul Nutkins (12 August 1946 – 6 September 2012) was an English naturalist, television presenter and author.
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Joseph "Tex" Geddes (24 October 191911 April 1998) was a Scottish author, adventurer, and self-styled Laird of Soay best known for the memoir Hebridean Sharker (1960) about his adventures on sharking boats off the west coast of Scotland with Gavin Maxwell and others.
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Thami El Glaoui
Thami El Glaoui (التهامي الكلاوي; 1879 - 23 January 1956), known in English as Lord of the Atlas, was the Pasha of Marrakesh from 1912 to 1956.
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The New York Times
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
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Tigris–Euphrates river system
The Tigris and Euphrates, with their tributaries, form a major river system in Western Asia.
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The genre of travel literature encompasses outdoor literature, guide books, nature writing, and travel memoirs.
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Sir Victor Gollancz (9 April 1893 – 8 February 1967) was a British publisher and humanitarian.
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Virginia Anne McKenna OBE (born 7 June 1931) is a British stage and screen actress, author and wildlife campaigner.
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Wigtownshire or the County of Wigtown is a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area in south-west Scotland.
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Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger (3 June 1910 – 24 August 2003),https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2003/aug/27/booksobituaries.obituaries also called Mubarak bin London (Arabic for "the blessed one of London") was an English explorer and travel writer.
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World War II
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
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Years of Lead (Morocco)
The Years of Lead (سنوات الرصاص Sanawāt ar-Ruṣāṣ, années de plomb) is the term used to describe a period of the rule of King Hassan II of Morocco, mainly the 1960s through the 1980s, marked by state violence against dissidents and democracy activists.
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Zoological Society of London
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.
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