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Ian Fletcher - Author

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Meredith Now Some Critical Essays

Meredith Now Some Critical Essays

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2017

There is no English novelist whose reputation has fluctuated so violently as that of George Meredith. First published in 1971, this volume of essays reassesses the works of George Meredith. Despite his unevenness, the essays demonstrate that Meredith was an important experimental writer and as one of the masters of the English novel. This book will be of interest to those studying 19th Century literature.

Romantic Mythologies

Romantic Mythologies

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2017

First published in 1967. These essays illustrate the movement of ideas in the literary and artistic history of the later part of the nineteenth century. The subjects dealt with are diverse though interrelated. All the contributors exemplify the changing thought of the period from Romanticism, through Victorianism to Symbolism. This title will be of interest to students of art history and literature.

Meredith Now Some Critical Essays

Meredith Now Some Critical Essays

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2016

There is no English novelist whose reputation has fluctuated so violently as that of George Meredith. First published in 1971, this volume of essays reassesses the works of George Meredith. Despite his unevenness, the essays demonstrate that Meredith was an important experimental writer and as one of the masters of the English novel. This book will be of interest to those studying 19th Century literature.

Romantic Mythologies

Romantic Mythologies

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2016

First published in 1967. These essays illustrate the movement of ideas in the literary and artistic history of the later part of the nineteenth century. The subjects dealt with are diverse though interrelated. All the contributors exemplify the changing thought of the period from Romanticism, through Victorianism to Symbolism. This title will be of interest to students of art history and literature.

War in the Crimea An Illustrated History

War in the Crimea An Illustrated History

Author: Ian Fletcher, Natalia Ishchenko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2014

On 28 March 1854 Queen Victoria's government announced that Britain was at war with Russia, and British troops made ready to sail to the Crimea. The Crimean War is considered to be the first modern conflict, and the first to be comprehensively photographed. This illustrated history gives a unique pictorial insight into the war, presenting photographs from one of the early pioneers of photography, Roger Fenton, alongside artist William Simpson, the Russian painters Timms and Rubio, and pictures from The Illustrated London News and Punch. When Roger Fenton travelled to the Crimea in February 1855 he began to compile a collection of portraits of officers and units, and of the camps and locations within the Allied lines, providing posterity with the first accurate pictorial record of life on campaign. These invaluable photographs bring to life a war that would otherwise be as remote as that which ended forty years earlier at Waterloo. The conflict was also wonderfully recorded by the 31-year-old artist, William Simpson, who travelled to the Crimea ostensibly to record the capture of Sevastopol, but ended up producing eighty superb illustrations that were published in two series in 1855. Although Simpson produced only lithographs, his work proved as valuable as Fenton's, covering all aspects of the war, both on land and at sea. With each picture placed into clear historical context by the authors, and with the inclusion of Russian paintings and artwork from periodicals of the day, this volume makes for an interesting and thoughtful pictorial history of the war in the Crimea.

Peninsular War: Wellington's Battlefields Revisited

Peninsular War: Wellington's Battlefields Revisited

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/2011

In 1994 Ian Fletcher published his book Fields of Fire, which was the first book to show Wellington's Peninsular War battlefields in full colour. Now, almost 20 years on, he returns with a second book, The Peninsular War: Wellington's Battlefields Revisited which shows how things have changed since 1994. The beautiful photographs cover all of Wellington's major battles, and many smaller engagements also, to show them in all their glory, from the snowy Galician mountains, to the dry, dusty plain of Salamanca, and from the low rolling slopes of Albuera to the breathtaking Pyrenees. Coming as it does in the middle of the 200th anniversary of the Peninsular War, this book is a timely reminder of one of the most successful campaigns ever fought by the British Army.

When Peregrine Met the Ghost of King Charles I

When Peregrine Met the Ghost of King Charles I

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2010

Wellington's Regiments

Wellington's Regiments

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2008

War in the Crimea An Illustrated History

War in the Crimea An Illustrated History

Author: Ian Fletcher, Natalia Ishchenko Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2008

On 28 March 1854 Queen Victoria's government announced that Britain had declared war on Russia. Few conflicts have provoked as much debate as The Crimean War, with details right down to the name and date of it remaining discussion points for historians. This illustrated history gives a unique and exciting pictorial insight into the war, presenting illustrations from one of the early pioneers of photography Roger Fenton alongside artist William Simpson, the Russian painters Timms and Rubio and artists from The Illustrated London News and Punch

In Hell Before Daylight The Siege and Storming of the Fortress of Badajoz, 16 March - 6 April 1812

In Hell Before Daylight The Siege and Storming of the Fortress of Badajoz, 16 March - 6 April 1812

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Napoleonic expert Ian Fletcher analyses the siege of Badajoz, which took place during the Peninsular War, making effective and dramatic use of the testimony of the participants.

Galloping at Everything

Galloping at Everything

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2008

The poor discipline demonstrated by the British cavalry commanded by general Slade at Maguilla in 1812 prompted the Duke of Wellington's famous remark that British cavalry officers were in the habit of 'galloping at everything. This work rehabilitates the reputation of the British cavalry in the Peninsula and at Waterloo.

The Waters of Oblivion The British Invasion of the Rio De La Plata, 1806-1807

The Waters of Oblivion The British Invasion of the Rio De La Plata, 1806-1807

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2007

On 7th July 1807, Lieutenant-General John Whitelocke contemplated the terms of a surrender document to which he was about to put his name. It was the final act in Britain's disastrous attempt to add the colony of the Rio de la Plata to the possessions of His Britannic Majesty King George III. This book attempts to tell the story of this campaign.

Insolvency in Private International Law: Supplement to Second Edition

Insolvency in Private International Law: Supplement to Second Edition

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

This supplement to the second edition of Insolvency in Private International Law covers the key developments in case law and legislation in the subject up to October 2006, and is an essential purchase for all who have already bought the main work. It includes the full text of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006, along with commentary on the regulations. The supplement also includes the text of Council Regulation 694/2006, amending EC Regulation 1346/2000 on insolvency proceedings, and references to key developments in case law, including Eurofood IFSC Ltd, Daisytek ISA, and Cambridge Gas Transport Corp v Official Committe of Unsecured Creditors of Navigator Holdings plc. The commentary on case developments links back to the relevant paragraph in the main work. The main work deals with the problems generated by those cases of insolvency (either of an individual or of a company) where the presence of contacts with more than one system of law brings into operation the principles and methods of private international law (also known as conflict of laws). Part I of the main work is mainly devoted to an examination of the body of rules and practice that has evolved in England during the course of the past two-and-a-half centuries, and surveys the current state of the law derived from a blend of statutory and case authorities. Contrasting approaches under a selection of foreign systems - principally Australia, Canada, France and the USA - are examined by way of comparison. There are up to date accounts of the circumstances under which insolvency proceedings can be opened in respect of debtors which are not primarily based in England, and of the grounds on which English courts will recognise foreign insolvency proceedings and give assistance to the foreign representative of the debtor's estate. Part II of the main work explores the progress towards the creation of international arrangements to co-ordinate and rationalise the conduct of insolvency proceedings which have cross-border features, particularly where the debtor is capable of being subjected to concurrent proceedings in two or more jurisdictions. Central to the developments described in detail in this Part are the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings, in force throughout the UK since May 2002, and the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, which was due for enactment in the UK. The main work of the second edition and the supplement are also available as a set (ISBN 9780199214952: GBP160)

Law and Practice of Receivership

Law and Practice of Receivership

Author: Ian Fletcher, Roy Roxburgh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2005

The third edition of this highly regarded practitioner text has been fully updated to take account of the Insolvency Act 2001 and developments in case law and practice. This practical text is written by leading practitioners in the field of insolvency who combine academic research with great practical knowledge giving the reader clear guidance on problems likely to arise in practice. New material on the rescue culture ensures that the realities of modern day practice are covered.

Fortresses of the Peninsular War 1807-14

Fortresses of the Peninsular War 1807-14

Author: Ian Fletcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2003

The major fortresses of the Iberian peninsular controlled the most important routes in and out of the country. Although all these fortifications had existed prior to the French invasion, they were considerably renovated and updated according to the principles of French military engineering laid down by the great engineer Vauban. This renovation included the adding of ravelins, bastions, curtains, counterscarps and all the other defensive features of the period. This title examines these fortifications, their design, development and strategic importance. It also deals with the various attempts, both successful and otherwise, that were made to besiege and storm them, some of the bloodiest and most savage encounters of the Peninsular War.

The Crimean War A Clash of Empires

The Crimean War A Clash of Empires

Author: Ian Fletcher, Natalia Ishchenko Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2003

2004 marks the 150th anniversary of the Crimean War and this volume covers the events from the complex causes of the war and the declaration of war by Turkey in 1853, through the involvement of Britain and France in 1854 and the war itself including the bloody battles of Alma, Balaclava and Inkermann to the declaration of peace in 1856.