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The Life of Elves

Author : Muriel Barbery
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A “beguiling fairy tale” by the bestselling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog (The New York Times). The villagers had never seen anything like it: dense white curtains of snow that instantly transformed the landscape. Not in autumn, not here in Burgundy. And on the same night a baby was discovered, dark-eyed little Maria, who would transform all their lives. Hundreds of miles away in the mountains of Abruzzo, another foundling, Clara, astonishes everyone with her extraordinary talent for piano playing. But her gifts go far beyond simple musicianship. As a time of great danger looms, though the girls know nothing of each other, it is the bond that unites them and others like them which will ultimately offer the only chance for good to prevail in the world. “Vivid imagery and a thread of mystery draw readers into the timeless and ethereal world of these young girls with a destiny to fulfill.” —Booklist “The novel is essentially a parable about the power both of art, which abolishes the ‘border between earth and mind,’ and of women.” —The New Yorker “Fans of both Barbery and fantasy from writers like Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen will be enchanted.” —Library Journal

The Secret Life of Elves and Faeries

Author : John Matthews
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A 17th-century fantasy adventure into the world of faeries--and a mysterious true disappearance.

A Strange Country

Author : Muriel Barbery
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The novel could be read as an allegory for the challenges that face our modern world, from the controversy surrounding our borders to climate change. Or, it may be seen as a strange and poetic fantasy similar to the work of Tolkien. In either case, it is a beautiful book about what it means to be brave and how we all must work to save ourselves and each other. San Francisco Book Review ‘Bewitching’ … ‘[an] enchanting hero’s journey’ Foreword Reviews ‘At its best, Barbery’s imaginative tale reads as a mix of J.R.R. Tolkien and Hayao Miyazaki, epic in scope yet grounded by humor.’ Publishers’ Weekly ‘Readers who love meditative, dreamlike fiction will enjoy this translation, which rings with the music of the original French.’ Booklist Alejandro de Yepes and Jesús Rocamora, young officers in the Spanish regular army, are stationed alone at Castillo when a friendly redhead named Petrus appears out of nowhere. There is something magnetic and deeply mysterious about him. Alejandro and Jesús are bewitched, and, in the middle of the sixth year of the longest war humankind has ever endured, they abandon their post to follow him across a bridge that only he can see. Petrus brings them to a world of lingering fog, strange beings, poetry, music, natural wonders, harmony and extraordinary beauty. This is where the fate of the world and all its living creatures is decided. Yet this world too is under threat. A long battle against the forces of disenchantment is drawing to a climactic close. Will poetry and beauty prevail over darkness and death? And what role will Alejandro and Jesús play? Muriel Barbery’s richly imagined new novel, the sequel to The Life of Elves, will transport readers to a lost world exposed to the constant churn of civilisations and remind them of the power of poetry and imagination. Alejandro de Yepes and Jesús Rocamora, young officers in the Spanish regular army, are stationed alone at Castillo when a friendly redhead named Petrus appears out of nowhere. There is something magnetic and deeply mysterious about him. Alejandro and Jesús are bewitched, and, in the middle of the sixth year of the longest war humankind has ever endured, they abandon their post to follow him across a bridge that only he can see. Petrus brings them to a world of lingering fog, strange beings, poetry, music, natural wonders, harmony and extraordinary beauty. This is where the fate of the world and all its living creatures is decided. Yet this world too is under threat. A long battle against the forces of disenchantment is drawing to a climactic close. Will poetry and beauty prevail over darkness and death? And what role will Alejandro and Jesús play? Muriel Barbery’s richly imagined new novel, the sequel to The Life of Elves, will transport readers to a lost world exposed to the constant churn of civilisations and remind them of the power of poetry and imagination.

The Elves

Author : Ludwig Tieck
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Tales by Mus us Tieck Richter Tieck The elves The goblet Richter Schmelzle s journey to Fl tz Life of Quintus Fixlein

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The Secret Commonwealth of Elves Fauns Fairies

Author : Robert Kirk
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12 Great Books of Christmas The Holy Night The Chimes The Elves and the Shoemaker The Fir Tree A MERRY CHRISTMAS A Letter from Santa Claus A Russian Christmas Party

Author : Selma Lagerlöf
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12 Great Books of Christmas is a wonderful collection of famous works of Christmas. In it you will find classic works of writers from different countries: The Holy Night by Selma Lagerlöf, The Chimes by Charles Dickens, The Elves and the Shoemaker by Brothers Grimm, The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen, A MERRY CHRISTMAS by Louisa May Alcott, A Letter from Santa Claus by Mark Twain, A Russian Christmas Party by Leo Tolstoy?

Hobbits Elves and Wizards

Author : Dr. Michael N. Stanton
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Middle Earth, Gandalf, Frodo, Bilbo: The places and characters that sprang from the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien will live forever in the imaginations of millions of readers. In Hobbits, Elves, and Wizards, Michael Stanton, a scholar of science fiction and fantasy literature, offers an extraordinary encounter with The Lord of the Rings. Believing that there is no epic of contemporary literature to match The Lord of the Rings, Stanton delves critically into the richness of the story. He explores the intricacies of its dialogue and illuminates the idiosyncratic nature of it characters. He looks at places, dreams, notions of time and history. Eschewing academic jargon, Stanton provides an intriguing look at Tolkien's fantasyscape that ultimately shows how all of these parts meld into a singularly compelling work of art that lives and breathes. For those who have read and loved The Lord of the Rings, Stanton embarks on an exploration of Tolkien's genius, painting a rich and wonderful critical portrait of the world he created, a portrait that no one who truly hopes to understand Tolkien's vision will want to be without.

The History of Early English Literature

Author : Stopford Augustus Brooke
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Elves Beyond the Mists of Katura

Author : James Barclay
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Thousands of years ago the elves were enslaved by the Wytch Lords. Murdered in their thousands, worked to death in slave gangs and divided against themselves, the wounds inflicted by man run deep - and elves have very long memories. Two of them - Auum and Takaar - led the rise against their enslavers, and united their people against men in order to free their nation. Now Calaius is at peace ... but that doesn't mean their nation is safe. Men need their help. The Wytch Lords have rallied, men's magic has grown more powerful, and their politics have become altogether more dangerous. Especially now: one of the mages has created a spell, called Dawnthief, which has the potential to destroy all living things on the planet. All four magical colleges are fighting to seize it and, in the background, the Wytch Lords have schemes of their own. Schemes which involve crushing the elven nation for good. Whoever seizes the spell, it places the elves in tremendous danger. But can Auum and Takaar overcome their differences and work together to save Calaius? And even if they can, is it not already too late ... ? Find out more on his website, www.jamesbarclay.com, or you can follow @barculator on Twitter.

The Elves and the Shoemaker

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When the poor shoemaker and his wife discover the two naked little elves who have helped them become successful, they sew fine outfits for them.

The Secret Life of Elves

Author : Claire Crawford
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We all know about elves helping Santa and making toys... but what do they do the rest of the year?

A Dictionary of Music and Musicians A D 1450 1880 by Eminent Writers English and Foreign

Author : George Grove
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Monthly Packet

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The dramatic poetical works of William Shakspeare illustr embracing a life of the poet and notes

Author : William Shakespeare
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Life in Nature Revealed

Author : Laura Walthers
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When professional photographer Laura Walthers captured a photograph of an "enchanted tree" on one of her nature walks, it revealed dozens of images of REAL faeries, gnomes and elves. It was as if the photo was alive! And when they began to communicate with her, her life changed forever! Laura Walthers' groundbreaking series of over 100 pictures of REAL members of the Elemental kingdom will change your world as much as it did Laura's! She was asked to assist humanity in awakening to an understanding of the energies and the consciousness that is NATURE! Walk with Laura through the doorway of reality that reveals the role and sacred purpose of these beings! Read the stories of her adventures and the teachings that are available to us all if we are willing to open our hearts and minds! Discover their only personal request they make in return for their lives of service to us and the planet! You will see how these beings work with the consciousness of our planet to create the beauty and abundance that is Nature. You will begin to understand how these beings work to simplify the complex relationship between humanity and nature. At the same time through Laura's photos, you can learn how to open your own personal life to experience the wisdom and joy they so willingly share with us in support of the healing of the planet! Experience their unique personalities through Laura's images as you hear the stories of the playful ways they work to bring joy and balance into our daily lives. Laura's work of art gives form and substance to a reality many of us knew existed when we were children. After experiencing Life In Nature Revealed, your life will never again be the same!

The Neighbours

Author : Fredrika Bremer
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The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Notes to the Canterbury tales

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Tale of the Man of Lawe

Author : Geoffrey Chaucer
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A Year in the Life of TheManWhoFellAsleep

Author : Greg Stekelman
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Part novel, part journal, part snippets of conversation overheard on the tube, part collection of drawings of Kevin Spacey and Condaleeza Rice, this diary tells a year in the life of The Man Who Fell Asleep - artist, thinker, writer, North Londoner, and alter-ego of Greg Stekelman.