Mushroom Town (Classic Reprint)

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There you are: Llanyglo. You see it from up here almost as the gulls and razorbills see it. The bay's a fine curve, isn't it 2 rather like a strongly blown kite string; and the Promenade's nearly two miles long. But as you see, the town doesn't go very far back. From the Imperial there to the railway station and the gasometers at the back isn't much more than half a mile; the town seems to press down to the front just as the horses draw the bathing-vans down to the tide. Shall we sit down? Here's a boulder. It's chipped all over with initials, of course; so are the benches, and even the turf; but you'd wonder that there was a bit of wood or stone or turf left at all if you saw the crowds that come here when the Wakes are on. It's odd that you should never see anybody actually cutting them. Some of them must have taken an hour or two with a hammer and chisel, but I've been up here count less times and never seen anybody at it yet.

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Besides detective fiction, social comedy, historical fiction and a science fiction novel, New Moon (1918), Onions wrote several collections of ghost stories, of which the best known is Widdershins (1911). It includes the novella The Beckoning Fair One, widely regarded as one of the best in the genre of horror fiction, especially psychological horror. An English novelist who published over forty novels and story collections, Onions was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his 1946 novel Poor Man's Tapestry.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from Mushroom Town There you are: Llanyglo. You see it from up here almost as the gulls and razorbills see it. The bay s a fine curve, isn t it 2 rather like a strongly blown kite string; and the Promenade s nearly two miles long. But as you see, the town doesn t go very far back. From the Imperial there to the railway station and the gasometers at the back isn t much more than half a mile; the town seems to press down to the front just as the horses draw the bathing-vans down to the tide. Shall we sit down? Here s a boulder. It s chipped all over with initials, of course; so are the benches, and even the turf; but you d wonder that there was a bit of wood or stone or turf left at all if you saw the crowds that come here when the Wakes are on. It s odd that you should never see anybody actually cutting them. Some of them must have taken an hour or two with a hammer and chisel, but I ve been up here count less times and never seen anybody at it yet. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331212928

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from Mushroom Town In the following pages I have permitted myself to take a number of liberties-geographical, historical, etymological, and even geological-with a country for which I have conceived a strong affection; I trust I have taken none with its beauty nor with its hospitality. It will be useless to search for Llanyglo on any map. It is neither in North Carnarvonshire, in Merioneth, nor in Lleyn. Of certain features of existing places I have made a composite, which is the Mushroom Town of this book. The kindnesses I have received in Wales during the past six years have been innumerable; indeed, much of my work has consisted of writing down (and not always improving things told me by one of my hosts. For this and other reasons I should like to render him such acknowledgement as a Dedication may express. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781331212928

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Excerpt from Mushroom Town There you are: Llanyglo. You see it from up here almost as the gulls and razorbills see it. The bay s a fine curve, isn t it 2 rather like a strongly blown kite string; and the Promenade s nearly two miles long. But as you see, the town doesn t go very far back. From the Imperial there to the railway station and the gasometers at the back isn t much more than half a mile; the town seems to press down to the front just as the horses draw the bathing-vans down to the tide. Shall we sit down? Here s a boulder. It s chipped all over with initials, of course; so are the benches, and even the turf; but you d wonder that there was a bit of wood or stone or turf left at all if you saw the crowds that come here when the Wakes are on. It s odd that you should never see anybody actually cutting them. Some of them must have taken an hour or two with a hammer and chisel, but I ve been up here count less times and never seen anybody at it yet. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # LIE9781331212928

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