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Tales of a Ludicrous Bird Gardener

Tales of a Ludicrous Bird Gardener

  • Author: Bill Oddie
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781921517785
  • Category: Bird watchers
  • Page: 240
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In a sense this book is a garden-based autobiography of Britain's most famous birdwatcher. The main narrative covers Bill's personal relationship, not only with his present garden, which was described by the Daily Mail as "Probably the most bizarre back garden in Britain", but also with the gardens he has known throughout his life. The first was what he has called "a sink full of mud" in industrial Rochdale in the 1940s. Next came a larger garden on the edge of Birmingham which he used as a bird ringing station, sometimes helped or hindered by his granny, who often trimmed the lawn with a pair of scissors!In Tales of Ludicrous Bird Gardens there are plenty of eccentric stories about garden characters such as the 'feng shui fox', who constantly rearranged the ornaments, 'Limpy', the one-legged single-parent Great Tit, and one memorable nightmarish occasion when over 50 rats came to visit! This book is NOT an instructional guide on 'How to be a ludicrous gardener' although it may well prove inspirational to others to have a go, or to warn them on what to avoid. Bill abhors decking, large concrete patios, and above, all leaf-blowers. As well as neighbours who whinge about the parakeets! What is certain about Tales of Ludicrous Bird Gardens is that Bill's entertaining take on gardening for birds makes compelling reading.

Songs of Love and Death

Songs of Love and Death

All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love

  • Author: George R. R. Martin,Gardner Dozois
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439170835
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
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IN this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see. International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby—no matter the cost. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents “Love Hurts,” in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart. Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell. Discover the many realms of the heart with this extraordinary cast of acclaimed authors: PETER S. BEAGLE JO BEVERLEY JIM BUTCHER JACQUELINE CAREY DIANA GABALDON NEIL GAIMAN YASMINE GALENORN M.L.N. HANOVER ROBIN HOBB CECELIA HOLLAND TANITH LEE MARJORIE M. LIU MARY JO PUTNEY LINNEA SINCLAIR MELINDA SNODGRASS LISA TUTTLE CARRIE VAUGHN

Meyer's British Chronicle, a universal review of british literature

Meyer's British Chronicle, a universal review of british literature

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Tale of Genji

Tale of Genji

  • Author: Murasaki Shikibu
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462902588
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 1184
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"What Waley did create is literary art of extraordinary beauty that brings to life in English the world Murasaki Shikibu imagined. The beauty of his art has not dimmed, but like the original text itself retains the power to move and enlighten."—Dennis Washburn, from his foreword Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji was already acknowledged as a classic of Japanese literature. Over the past century, this book has gained worldwide acceptance as not only the world's first novel but as one of the greatest works of literature of all time. The hero of the tale, Prince Genji, is a shining example of the Heian-era ideal man—accomplished in poetry, dance, music, painting, and, not least of all to the novel's many plots, romance. The Tale of Genji and the characters and world it depicts have influenced Japanese culture to its very core. This celebrated translation by Arthur Waley gives Western readers a very genuine feel for the tone of this beloved classic. This edition contains the complete Waley translation of all six books of The Tale of Genji and also contains a new foreword by Dennis Washburn with key insights into both the book and the importance of this translation for modern readers.

Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes

Encyclopedia of Folk Heroes

  • Author: Graham Seal
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576072169
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 347
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Entries describe the origins and deeds of folk heroes as they have existed in folktales, songs, oral tradition, and other folklore genres.

A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

  • Author: Samuel Johnson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English language
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A New English Dictionary of the English Language

A New English Dictionary of the English Language

A to K

  • Author: Charles Richardson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 1254
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A New Dictionary of the English Language

A New Dictionary of the English Language

Combining Explanation with Etymology ...

  • Author: Charles Richardson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English language
  • Page: N.A
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Ethics and Children's Literature

Ethics and Children's Literature

  • Author: Dr Claudia Mills
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472440722
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 260
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Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about children’s literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. Even as children’s literature has evolved in opposition to its origins in didactic Sunday school tracts and moralizing fables, authors, parents, librarians, and scholars remain sensitive to the values conveyed to children through the texts they choose to share with them.

In Touch with Nature: Tales and Sketches from the Life

In Touch with Nature: Tales and Sketches from the Life

  • Author: Gordon Stables
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465549358
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Page: 228
  • View: 1905
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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The Galaxy Is Rated G

The Galaxy Is Rated G

Essays on Children’s Science Fiction Film and Television

  • Author: R.C. Neighbors,Sandy Rankin
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786488018
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 292
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Through spaceships, aliens, ray guns and other familiar trappings, science fiction uses the future (and sometimes the past) to comment on current social, cultural and political ideologies; the same is true of science fiction in children’s film and television. This collection of essays analyzes the confluences of science fiction and children’s visual media, covering such cultural icons as Flash Gordon, the Jetsons and Star Wars, as well as more contemporary fare like the films Wall-E, Monsters vs. Aliens and Toy Story. Collectively, the essays discover, applaud and critique the hidden—and not-so-hidden—messages presented on our children’s film and TV screens.

Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

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The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News

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  • Publisher: N.A
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The Gentleman's Magazine

The Gentleman's Magazine

1821

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The London Magazine, Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer

The London Magazine, Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English essays
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 468
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The Athenæum

The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Studer's Popular Ornithology ...

Studer's Popular Ornithology ...

  • Author: Jacob Henry Studer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Birds
  • Page: N.A
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British Birds in Their Haunts

British Birds in Their Haunts

  • Author: Charles Alexander Johns
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465511849
  • Category: Birds
  • Page: 326
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The Literary Gazette

The Literary Gazette

A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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