Philip de Jersey was born and brought up in Guernsey, where he spent as much time as possible working on archaeological excavations. He graduated in Geography at Hertford College, Oxford, and remained there to complete his DPhil thesis on the late iron age period in north-west France. Since 1992 he has been employed at the Institute of Archaeology in Oxford to maintain and computerise the Celtic Coin Index, a detailed record of more than thirty thousand British Celtic coins.
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On January 2, 1892, Ellis Island officials recognized Annie Moore of County Cork, Ireland as the first new citizen to ever be registered at the now legendary immigration station. 123 years later, Shire Books celebrates this milestone event with a quiz based on the Handbook of the United States, which all newcomers received upon reaching the island. Test your knowledge of U.S. immigration history and learn some trivia about American life in the late 19th century!
In an affair of such importance as taking the first steps in wedded happiness – or the reverse – it is as well that the wisdom of our ancestors is at our disposal. Wise readers still unmarried will treasure up for future reference what is here set down, and may one of these days look back on their first acquaintance with the following notes as one of the fortunate circumstances of their lives.
Have a wedding this Spring? Summer party or a big date you’ve been waiting for? Are you ready for it? Arthur Murray, renowned dance teacher and popularity coach wrote The Popularity Book: How to Win and Keep Friends providing advice and wisdom from the Greatest Generation on all social matters –How do you stick up? What’s your social IQ from 1944?
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