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A Year in the Village of Eternity

A Year in the Village of Eternity

  • Author: Tracey Lawson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408809990
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 384
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Part escape-to-the-sun travelogue, part cookbook, this is a vibrant and visually stunning exploration of the extraordinary Italian village of Campodimele.

A Year in the World

A Year in the World

Journeys of A Passionate Traveller

  • Author: Frances Mayes
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 9780767923972
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 304
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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA The author who unforgettably captured the experience of starting a new life in Tuscany in bestselling travel memoirs expands her horizons to immerse herself—and her readers—in the sights, aromas, and treasures of twelve new special places. A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes—a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. An ideal travel companion, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs. With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, the British Isles, and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, the South of Italy, and North Africa. In Andalucía, she relishes the intersection of cultures. She cooks in Portugal, gathers ideas in the gardens of England and Scotland, takes a literary pilgrimage to Burgundy, discovers an ideal place to live in Mantova, and explores the essential Moroccan city of Fez. She rents houses among ordinary residents, shops at neighborhood markets, wanders the back streets, and everywhere contemplates the concept of home. While in Greece, she follows the classic Homeric voyage across the Aegean, lives in a bougainvillea-draped stone house in Crete, and then drives deep into the Mani. In Turkey with friends, she sails the ancient coast, hiking to archaeological sites and snorkeling over sunken Byzantine towns. Weaving together personal perceptions and informed commentary on art, architecture, history, landscape, and social and culinary traditions of each area, Mayes brings the immediacy of life in her temporary homes to the reader. An illuminating and passionate book that will be savored by all who loved Under the Tuscan Sun, A Year in the World is travel writing at its peak. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia

The Death of Eternity

The Death of Eternity

  • Author: Adamu Kyuka Usman
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466942541
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 372
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Tibor, a Hungarian eco activist, has some shocking news for the residents of the West African village of Nunsa: they are at the centre of a new Bermuda Triangle in which industrial pollution, HIV/AIDS, and terrorism combined to create an environment from which no one may escape alive. In Hungary, Tibor has problemsa frustrated girlfriend, a wayward brother, and the mysterious whereabouts of his mothers corpse. But these are dwarfed by the daunting mission he undertakes in Africa. Tibor becomes a messiah figurethe strange white manand leads them in a struggle against global industry. Faced with ignorance, corruption, and assassination plots, Tibor must adopt increasingly extreme methods. But how far is he prepared to go in his campaign of terror? Is terrorism the only means of change? Will even that be enough to prevent the ultimate threat to all living creaturesthe death of eternity?

The History of India, as Told by Its Own Historians

The History of India, as Told by Its Own Historians

The Muhammadan Period

  • Author: Henry Miers Elliot,John Dowson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108055877
  • Category: History
  • Page: 590
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This extensive eight-volume work was first published between 1867 and 1877 by the linguist John Dowson (1820-81) from the manuscripts of the colonial administrator and scholar Sir Henry Miers Elliot (1808-53). Before his death, hoping to bolster British colonial ideology, Elliot had intended to evaluate scores of Arabic and Persian historians of India, believing that his translations would demonstrate the violence of the Muslim rulers and 'make our native subjects more sensible of the immense advantages accruing to them under the mildness and the equity of our rule'. Volume 5 charts the end of the Afghan dynasty in 1526 and most of the reign of Akbar, as frankly recounted in Abd-ul-Qadir Bada'uni's Muntakhab-ut-Tawarikh (1595). It also includes chronicles of the rule of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun (1508-56), and the Tarikh-i-Akbari. The appendices contain Elliot's notes on aspects of Indian culture.

The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Methodist Church
  • Page: N.A
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The Expedition to Borneo of H. M. S. Dido

The Expedition to Borneo of H. M. S. Dido

1843 - 1846

  • Author: Henry Keppel
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3941842951
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 396
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The visit of her majesty's ship Dido to Borneo, and her services against the pirates, occupy comparatively so small a portion of this volume, that some excuse may be necessary for its leading title. It was only by undertaking to make the account of them part of the narrative, that I could prevail upon my friend Mr. Brooke to intrust me with his Journal for any public object; and when I looked at his novel and important position as a ruler in Borneo, and was aware how much of European curiosity was attached to it, I felt it impossible not to consent to an arrangement which should enable me to trace the remarkable career through which he had reached that elevation. I hope, therefore, to be considered as having conquered my own disinclination to be the relater of events in which I was concerned, in order to overcome the scruples which he entertained against being the author of the autobiographical sketch, embracing so singular a portion of his life, which I have extracted from the rough notes confided to me. That his diffidence in this respect was groundless will, I trust, be apparent from these pages, however indifferently I may have executed my unusual task, during a long homeward sea-voyage; and, from the growing interest which has arisen throughout the country for intelligence on the subject of Borneo and the adjacent archipelago, I venture also to indulge the belief that the general information will be deemed no unfit adjunct to the story of personal adventure.

The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido 1843-1846

The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido 1843-1846

  • Author: Henry Keppel
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3845712635
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 396
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Henry Keppel (1809-1904) war ein britischer Admiral und kämpfte sowohl im Ersten als auch im Zweiten Opiumkrieg, einer Auseinandersetzung zwischen dem Kaiserreich China und Großbritannien, für sein Land. Er war zudem im Malaiischen Archipel stationiert, wo er unter anderem seine Erfahrungen in fremden Gebieten und beim Kampf gegen die Piraterie niederschrieb. Diese Erfahrungen sind Inhalt des vorliegenden Buches, welches in englischer Sprache verfasst ist.

The Blue Notebook

The Blue Notebook

  • Author: James A. Levine
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0297855905
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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A powerful debut from a new and exciting talent about the life of Batuk, a 15-year old child prostitute who lives in Mumbai's red-light district. THE BLUE NOTEBOOK, James A. Levine's first novel, tells the haunting story of Batuk, a 15-year old girl whose family, living in the Indian countryside, is in such poverty and debt that she is sold into sexual slavery and lives in a cage on the streets of Mumbai. Batuk is just one of many girls forced into prostitution, but against the odds, she manages to put pen to paper, writing stories of her life that help her transcend and make a certain sense of her daily existence. The novel is powerfully told in Batuk's voice, through the words she writes in her journal. Searing, moving, and surprisingly hopeful, THE BLUE NOTEBOOK explores how people, in the most difficult of circumstances, can use stories to understand and give meaning to their lives.

An Account of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

An Account of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

  • Author: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 122
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