Philip Sidney was in his early twenties when he wrote his `Old´ Arcadia for the amusement of his younger sister, the Countess of Pembroke. The book, which he called `a trifle, and that triflingly handled´, reflects their youthful vitality. The `Old´ Arcadia tells a romantic story in a manner comparable to that of Shakespeare´s early comedies. It is divided into five `Acts´, and abounds in lively speeches, dialogues, and quasi-dramatic tableaux. As a vehicle for Sidney´s prophetic ideas about English versification, the `Old´ Arcadia also includes over seventy poems in a wide variety of metres and genres. In clarity, symmetry, and coherence the `Old´ version is greatly superior both to theambitious but unfinished `New´ Arcadia and the amalgamated, `composite´ version, a hybrid monster which Sidney himself never envisaged.
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For over half a century, the beautiful, ruined Temple of Apollo has been in the care of the old beekeeper Gabrilis. But when the value of the land soars, he is forced to sign away his interests – and hours later he meets a violent, lonely death. When Hermes Diaktoros finds his friend’s battered body by a dusty roadside, the police quickly make him the prime suspect. But with rapacious developers threatening Arcadia’s most ancient sites, there are many who stand to gain from Gabrilis’s death. Hermes resolves to avenge his old friend and find the true culprit, but his methods are, as ever, unorthodox.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Wallis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003968/bk_bbcw_003968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DISCOVER THE SHOCKING TRUTH BEHIND THE BUSINESS AND LIFESTYLE OF SIR PHILIP GREEN ´Superb´ Evening Standard ´From the glitzy parties to the threatening phone calls, the larger-than-life characters to the speedy downfall, this real-life tale of hubris has all the elements of a Greek tragedy´ City AM ´Entertaining stuff, pacily written. Filled with colourful characters - and expletives´ The Times ´Shah has written a hard-hitting, often funny, ultimately sobering tale of how fortunes were made and lost in late 20th and early 21st century Britain´ Financial Times ´A detailed and entertaining dismantling of the ´king of the high street´´ Guardian Longlisted for the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award ´Some stupid f*cking book´ Sir Philip Green In this jaw-dropping expose, Oliver Shah uncovers the truth behind one of Britain´s biggest business scandals, following Sir Philip Green´s journey to the big time, the wild excesses of his heyday and his dramatic demise. Sir Philip Green was once hailed one of Britain´s best businessmen. As chairman of Arcadia Group, home to brands such as Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge, Green had prime ministers and supermodels on speed dial. But the retail magnate´s reputation came crashing down when Shah, a Sunday Times journalist, uncovered the methods Green used to amass his gigantic offshore fortune, and the desperation that drove his doomed BHS deal. In 2015, Green sold British Home Stores for £1 to Retail Acquisitions, owned by Dominic Chappell, a charlatan who siphoned off BHS´s remaining millions before filing for administration. By the time it went under in April 2016, BHS had debts of £1.3bn, including a pension deficit of £571m. Its collapse left 11,000 employees without jobs and 20,000 pension fund members facing the loss of their benefits, prompting the government to launch an inquiry into Green´s sale of the company. While one of Britain´s oldest department stores boarded up its shop fronts, former employees and shoppers protested in the streets and MPs rallied in parliament, demanding Green be stripped of his knighthood. The furore over the sale subsided in 2017 when Green agreed a £363m deal with the Pensions Regulator, but with revelations surrounding Topshop´s pension deficit now surfacing, could tragedy strike again? Oliver Shah is the award-winning Business Editor of the Sunday Times and one of the most respected national commentators on business and the high street. He was named business journalist of the year at both the Press Awards and London Press Club Awards in 2017 for his investigation into Sir Philip Green. Shah studied English at Cambridge University and journalism at City University before joining City AM in 2009 and the Sunday Times in 2010. Aged 34, Shah lives in east London.