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eBook 'ANTIGUA, PENNY, PUCE' ePub

by ROBERT GRAVES

  • ISBN: 0140006052
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: ROBERT GRAVES
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; New Impression edition (1968)
  • Pages: 255
  • ePub book: 1737 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1829 kb
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Antigua, Penny, Puce.

Select Format: Paperback. Antigua, Penny, Puce. ISBN13: 9780140006056. Release Date: January 1968. Publisher: Penguin Books.

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Antigua, Penny, Puce is a tale of sibling rivalry in which Jane and Oliver fight for posession of a never-issued . Robert Graves was a 20th-century English lyric poet, novelist, essayist, translator, and memoirist.

Antigua, Penny, Puce is a tale of sibling rivalry in which Jane and Oliver fight for posession of a never-issued one-penny stamp from Antigua. They Hanged my Saintly Billy tells of Dr William Palmer.

Graves was enrolled as Robert von Ranke Graves, and in Germany his books are published under that name, but before and during the First World War the name caused him difficulties. In August 1916 an officer who disliked him spread the rumour that he was the brother of a captured German spy who had assumed the name "Karl Graves". The problem resurfaced in a minor way in the Second World War, when a suspicious rural policeman blocked his appointment to the Special Constabulary. Graves's eldest half-brother, Philip Perceval Graves, achieved. Author:Graves, Robert. Each month we recycle over . million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. All of our paper waste is recycled and turned into corrugated cardboard. Antigua, Penny, Puce by Robert Graves (Paperback, 1968). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Antigua, Penny, Puce, a barbed tale of sibling rivalry, owes its title to a never-issued one-penny puce-and-white stamp from Antigua with George VI's portrait on it and three puce pigs eating at a puce trough. Jane and Oliver are the siblings who fight for possession of the stamp. Bringing the fight into their adult lives, and after a series of venomous letters, they begin a lawsuit to determine the rightful owner of the penny puce. But whatever the outcome, both are destined to lose

So the Antigua, Penny, Puce became the focal point of their rivalry, with each one resorting to every refinement of malice .

So the Antigua, Penny, Puce became the focal point of their rivalry, with each one resorting to every refinement of malice, mockery and sabotage until the law stepped in, and with a strange quirk of fate decided the Battle of the Stamp - and the running Battle of the Sexes. Robert von Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 - 7 December 1985) was an English poet and novelist, scholar, translator, and writer of antiquity, specialising in classical Greece and Rome. During his long life he produced more than 140 works.

Antigua, Penny, Puce