The Whale at the End of the World

The Whale at the End of the World

Author: John Ironmonger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297608226

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 276

Previously published as NOT FORGETTING THE WHALE THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 'A gentle and uplifting tale of warding off apocalypse in a remote corner of Cornwall . . . charming' Financial Times For fans of ELEANOR OLIPHANT, THE ROSIE PROJECT & THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY. It all began with the whale. When a young man washes up on the sands of St Piran in Cornwall, it is clear to the villagers that this is not a regular day. What has brought him here? And what is the crisis only he understands, that threatens not only their community but all of civilisation? With a global pandemic on the horizon, and a whale lurking in the bay, the villagers of St Piran must band together to survive. Intimate, funny and heart-warming, John Ironmonger tells a compelling story about the important things that hold us together, and how hope can be found, even at the end of the world. 'Fun, uplifting, charming' Financial Times 'A warm-hearted book crammed with ideas . . . very, very good' Emerald Street 'A tremendously enjoyable book' Independent on Sunday

Reading the Way to the Netherworld

Reading the Way to the Netherworld

Author: Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783647540306

Category: Religion

Page: 551

View: 752

The volume focuses on the various representations of the Beyond in later Antiquity, a period of intense interaction and competition between various religious traditions and ideals of education. The concepts and images clustering around the Beyond form a crucial focal point for understanding the dynamics of religion and education in later Antiquity. Although Christianity gradually supersedes the pagan traditions, the literary representations of the Beyond derived from classical literature and transmitted through the texts read at school show a remarkable persistence: they influence Christian late antique writers and are still alive in medieval literature of the East and West. A specifically Christian Beyond develops only gradually, and coexists subsequently with pagan ideas, which in turn vary according to the respective literary and philosophical contexts. Thus, the various conceptualisations of the great existential unknown, serves here as a point of reference for mirroring the changes and continuities in Imperial and Late Antique religion, education, and culture, and opening up further perspectives into the Medieval world.

The Collected Works

The Collected Works

Author: Richard Marsh

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547402053

Category: Fiction

Page: 4862

View: 796

This Richard Marsh Collection includes his greatest horrors, supernatural thrillers and crime mysteries, as well as humorous and adventure tales: Novels: The Beetle Tom Ossington's Ghost Crime and the Criminal The Datchet Diamonds The Chase of the Ruby The Twickenham Peerage Miss Arnott's Marriage The Great Temptation The Master of Deception A Duel The Woman with One Hand The Coward behind the Curtain A Woman Perfected Violet Forster's Lover A Hero of Romance A Second Coming Short Stories: Marvels and Mysteries The Long Arm of Coincidence The Mask An Experience Pourquoipas By Suggestion A Silent Witness To Be Used Against Him The Words of a Little Child How he Passed! Between the Dark and the Daylight My Aunt's Excursion The Irregularity of the Juryman Mitwaterstraand Exchange is Robbery The Haunted Chair Nelly La Haute Finance Mrs. Riddle's Daughter Miss Donne's Great Gamble Skittles Em A Relic of the Borgias Frivolities The Purse Which Was Found For One Night Only Returning a Verdict The Chancellor's Ward A Honeymoon Trip The Burglar's Blunder Ninepence A Battlefield up-to-Date Mr. Harland's Pupils A Burglar Alarm A Lesson in Sculling Outside Amusement Only The Lost Duchess The Strange Occurrences in Canterstone Jail Twins! A Vision of the Night The Way of a Maid with a Man Aunt Jane's Jalap Willyum His First Experiment An Old-fashioned Christmas By Deputy Mr. Whiting and Mary Ann A Substitute The Confessions of a Young Lady A Wonderful Girl Cupid's Messenger The Ogre The Handwriting The People's Stock Exchange Breaking the Ice A Girl Who Couldn't The Princess Margaretta The End of His Holiday The Girl and the Boy A Mutual Affinity Magical Music A Runaway Wife Under One Flag A Pet of the Ballet A Christmas Miracle Our Musical Comedy Staggers My Wedding Day Two of a Trade Rewarded On the River A Member of the Anti-Tobacco League That Foursome An Episcopal Scandal Mr Bloxam and the British Constitution For Debt The Thirteen Club Uncollected Stories Capturing a Convict The Disappearance of Mrs. Macrecham

The Collected Works of Richard Marsh

The Collected Works of Richard Marsh

Author: Richard Marsh

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547402107

Category: Fiction

Page: 4862

View: 204

This meticulously edited Richard Marsh collection includes: Novels: The Beetle Tom Ossington's Ghost Crime and the Criminal The Datchet Diamonds The Chase of the Ruby The Twickenham Peerage Miss Arnott's Marriage The Great Temptation The Master of Deception A Duel The Woman with One Hand The Coward behind the Curtain A Woman Perfected Violet Forster's Lover A Hero of Romance A Second Coming Short Stories: Marvels and Mysteries The Long Arm of Coincidence The Mask An Experience Pourquoipas By Suggestion A Silent Witness To Be Used Against Him The Words of a Little Child How he Passed! Between the Dark and the Daylight My Aunt's Excursion The Irregularity of the Juryman Mitwaterstraand Exchange is Robbery The Haunted Chair Nelly La Haute Finance Mrs. Riddle's Daughter Miss Donne's Great Gamble Skittles Em A Relic of the Borgias Frivolities The Purse Which Was Found For One Night Only Returning a Verdict The Chancellor's Ward A Honeymoon Trip The Burglar's Blunder Ninepence A Battlefield up-to-Date Mr. Harland's Pupils A Burglar Alarm A Lesson in Sculling Outside Amusement Only The Lost Duchess The Strange Occurrences in Canterstone Jail Twins! A Vision of the Night The Way of a Maid with a Man Aunt Jane's Jalap Willyum His First Experiment An Old-fashioned Christmas By Deputy Mr. Whiting and Mary Ann A Substitute The Confessions of a Young Lady A Wonderful Girl Cupid's Messenger The Ogre The Handwriting The People's Stock Exchange Breaking the Ice A Girl Who Couldn't The Princess Margaretta The End of His Holiday The Girl and the Boy A Mutual Affinity Magical Music A Runaway Wife Under One Flag A Pet of the Ballet A Christmas Miracle Our Musical Comedy Staggers My Wedding Day Two of a Trade Rewarded On the River A Member of the Anti-Tobacco League That Foursome An Episcopal Scandal Mr Bloxam and the British Constitution For Debt The Thirteen Club Uncollected Stories Capturing a Convict The Disappearance of Mrs. Macrecham

Hearings

Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. House

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112104244118

Category:

Page: 2174

View: 693

How It Ended

How It Ended

Author: Jay McInerney

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307271525

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 256

From the writer whose first novel, Bright Lights, Big City, defined a generation, a collection of twenty-six stories, new and old, that trace the arc of his career for nearly three decades.

Nambin: The Call

Nambin: The Call

Author: James L. Mayle

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781646108350

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 701

Nambin: The Call By: James L. Mayle Nambin: The Call is the first of author James L. Mayle’s thrilling fantasy series, Nambin. In this Shonnen Manga novel, Mayle is able to depict friendship, hard work, and victory through his characters and the world of Nambin, but more than that, there’s also much multi layered nuance. It’s about moving forward, finding home, finding love, becoming comfortable in your own skin, good and evil, and badass battles. Mayle originally began Nambin as a form of self-medication. He was going through some tough times, and writing helped take him away to another world. Soon, it became a literal and figurative escape. Mayle hopes his readers find happiness through the story and are able to escape to the world of Nambin just as he had when writing it. The world can be a very dark place, and Mayle wants Nambin to be a light. He wants his readers to know things do get better, you just have to believe and push forward.

Matthew

Matthew

Author: Anne Crosby

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 9781589880269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

View: 331

"Crosby creates a beautiful portrait of Matthew throughout his years…Crosby's memoir, both humorous and sad, is raw in emotion and unflinching in its honesty."—Publishers Weekly

"Anne Crosby has written a chronicle of caring—an account of a life that is at once painful, mysterious, and transformative. From draconian institutions to matronly neighbors to adoring friends, Matthew, his parents, and his sister travel a road of full of struggle, humor, and the unknown. This book will remind all people of good will of the enormous struggle that so many families have had to endure to gain even the simplest sense of dignity."—Timothy Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics

From the moment she held him in her arms, Anne Crosby had deep fears for her newborn son. Although the staff at the hospital in London paid no attention to her concerns, her instincts were correct: Matthew had Down syndrome. After struggling with her contradictory feelings, Crosby set about doing whatever she could to help Matthew lead as full a life as possible.

Matthew is the moving, honest, perceptive, and often funny account of the life he made with the help of his mother and many other caring people. With an eye for detail and an acute ear for voices, Crosby describes Matthew's family and friends, doctors and teachers—a large cast that includes Gladys Strong, his Cockney caregiver, the famous child psychologist D.W. Winnicott, and Princess Anne, a benefactor of Matthew's boarding school. Crosby evokes the forbidding atmosphere of Normansfield, the residential institution founded by the doctor who gave his name to Down syndrome; the spaciousness of Mentmore, the country estate where she often took Matthew to play; and the touching camaraderie of the hospital ward in which Matthew died of heart failure at age twenty-five.

In this remarkable memoir, Crosby also explores Matthew's inner life, telling of his mimicry and unexpected humor, his outbursts of affection and occasional fits of misery, his gallantry toward his first love, and his disappointment over the loss of his first job. Crosby's portrait gives us an image of Matthew that deepens our understanding of what it means to be human.

"I knew and liked and respected Matthew. I thought he merited a biography, and I'm very glad that he now has one, especially that it is such a very good one. In this singular story, Anne Crosby tells us of Matthew's outer and inner life: his sad acceptances, his capacity to love and fall in love, his ambitions and their fulfillment, and his idiosyncratic sense of humor. Anne Crosby is able to tell us all this because, as we learn again from this book, love and knowledge are very much related. Matthew was a mystery to many. But because his mother empathized with him so keenly and has captured him so precisely with her sharp intelligence and brilliant powers as a writer, Matthew comes to us in this gripping book as a whole and delightful and unforgettable person."—Galway Kinnell

Six Degrees

Six Degrees

Author: Brown, Honey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781925183252

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 639

Weaving an intricate web of interconnected characters and their six stories, Six Degrees explores the powerful role sexual attraction plays in everyday life. Written by Honey Brown, best selling author of several critically acclaimed novels, Six Degrees is Honey’s first exploit into rural romance. Strong female protagonists lead a cast of characters with lives we recognize and know, crossing paths in intimate, surprising and erotic ways. The ripple effect of one tragic event shapes each character’s experiences, but in the end it is their individual need for connection that truly binds them. Six Degrees uses the allure, the action or the absence of physical connection to explore these everyday character’s flaws, quirks and strengths. For the first time, Honey has made sexual attraction the intriguing hero of each story.

Talmud

Talmud

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547005056

Category: Religion

Page: 3523

View: 818

Talmud is the central text of Rabbinic Judaism and the primary source of Jewish religious law (halakha) and Jewish theology. The term "Talmud" normally refers to the collection of writings named specifically the Babylonian Talmud (Talmud Bavli). It may also traditionally be called Shas, a Hebrew abbreviation of shisha sedarim, or the "six orders" of the Mishnah. The Talmud consists of tractates and contains the teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis (dating from before the Common Era through to the fifth century) on a variety of subjects, including halakha, Jewish ethics, philosophy, customs, history, and folklore, and many other topics. The Talmud is the basis for all codes of Jewish law and is widely quoted in rabbinic literature. This version is the new edition of the Babylonian Talmud with original text edited, corrected, formulated and translated into English by Michael L. Rodkinson._x000D_ Table of Contents_x000D_ Book 1: Tract Sabbath_x000D_ Book 2: Tracts Erubin, Shekalim, Rosh Hashana_x000D_ Book 3: Tracts Pesachim, Yomah and Hagiga_x000D_ Book 4: Tracts Betzah, Succah, Moed Katan, Taanith, Megilla and Ebel Rabbathi or Semahoth_x000D_ Book 5: Tracts Aboth, Derech Eretz-Rabba, Derech Eretz-Zuta, and Baba Kama (First Gate)_x000D_ Book 6: Tract Baba Kama (First Gate), Part II and Tract Baba Metzia (Middle Gate)_x000D_ Book 7: Tract Baba Bathra (Last Gate)_x000D_ Book 8: Tract Sanhedrin: Section Jurisprudence (Damages)_x000D_ Book 9: Tracts Maccoth, Shebuoth, Eduyoth, Abuda Zara, and Horioth_x000D_ Book 10: History of the Talmud

Tanakh & Talmud

Tanakh & Talmud

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547005063

Category: Religion

Page: 4658

View: 546

"Tanakh" or, The Hebrew Bible, which is also sometimes called the Miqra, is the canonical collection of Hebrew scriptures, including the Torah. The form of this text that is authoritative for Rabbinic Judaism is known as the Masoretic Text. The Tanakh consists of twenty-four books: it counts as one book each Samuel, Kings, Chronicles and Ezra–Nehemiah and counts the Twelve Minor Prophets as a single book. The Torah (literally "teaching"), also known as the Pentateuch, or the "Five Books of Moses" is the first part of Tanakh and it contains Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Nevi'im (Prophets) is the second main division of the Tanakh, between the Torah and Ketuvim. It contains three sub-groups. This division includes the books which cover the time from the entrance of the Israelites into the Land of Israel until the Babylonian captivity of Judah. Ketuvim (Writings) consists of eleven books. They are also divided into three subgroups based on the distinctiveness of Sifrei Emet and Hamesh Megillot._x000D_ "Talmud" is the central text of Rabbinic Judaism and the primary source of Jewish religious law (halakha) and Jewish theology. The term "Talmud" normally refers to the collection of writings named specifically the Babylonian Talmud (Talmud Bavli). It may also traditionally be called Shas, a Hebrew abbreviation of shisha sedarim, or the "six orders" of the Mishnah. The Talmud consists of tractates and contains the teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis (dating from before the Common Era through to the fifth century) on a variety of subjects, including halakha, Jewish ethics, philosophy, customs, history, and folklore, and many other topics. The Talmud is the basis for all codes of Jewish law and is widely quoted in rabbinic literature.