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Walking the Woods and the Water

Walking the Woods and the Water

In Patrick Leigh Fermor's Footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn

  • Author: Nick Hunt
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1857889533
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 336
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In 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar. The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century. Aged eighteen, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor's footsteps. In 2011 he began his own great trudge - on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across Europe through eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. Using Fermor's books as his only travel guide, he trekked some 2,500 miles through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. His aim? To have an old-fashioned adventure. To slow down and linger in a world where we pass by so much, so fast. To discover for himself what remained of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure, the mysterious, the unknown, the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe's surface.

Between the Woods and the Water

Between the Woods and the Water

On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland: The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates

  • Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 184854524X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 300
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The acclaimed travel writer's youthful journey - as an 18-year-old - across 1930s Europe by foot began in A Time of Gifts, which covered the author's exacting journey from the Lowlands as far as Hungary. Picking up from the very spot on a bridge across the Danube where his readers last saw him, we travel on with him across the great Hungarian Plain on horseback, and over the Romanian border to Transylvania. The trip was an exploration of a continent which was already showing signs of the holocaust which was to come. Although frequently praised for his lyrical writing, Fermor's account also provides a coherent understanding of the dramatic events then unfolding in Middle Europe. But the delight remains in travelling with him in his picaresque journey past remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges.

Consider the Crows

Consider the Crows

A Susan Wren Mystery

  • Author: Charlene Weir
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1466834528
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 263
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A phone call announcing murder rudely interrupts a quiet Sunday morning for chief of police Susan Wren. The body of Lynelle Hames, a quiet young woman newly arrived in Hampstead, Kansas, has been found near the isolated old house where she was living. Susan herself is a recent arrival in the small town. A former San Francisco cop, she chose to stay on as chief after solving the murder of her new husband one year before (The Winter Widow, SMP, 1992). With cold determination, Susan begins her investigation, but matters are soon complicated by the disappearance of a prominent citizen. As the vice-chancellor of Emerson College, Hilary Kalazar knew Lynnelle, who worked as a clerk-typist at the local school. Is Hilary's failure to arrive at the Dallas convention where she was scheduled to speak a coincidence, or is it somehow connected to Lynnelle's murder? The town begins to panic, with the mayor dogging Susan's every step and the townspeople arming themselves against a faceless danger. Hampered by treacherous weather, tangled lies, and small-town secrets, Susan investigates with street-smart persistence, knowing that unless she moves fast, the killer will strike again. Both poignant and wry, Consider the Crows is also a thoroughly entertaining puzzler of a mystery novel.

Dangerous Passage

Dangerous Passage

Rescuing Jewish Children in World War II

  • Author: William F. Kelly
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1452033595
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 264
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The year is 1939 and Canada has just entered the war against Germany. The Germans conquered almost all of Europe and were poised to invade France or Great Britain. America attempts to remain neutral amid a growing feeling that it needs to be involved. To avoid being implicated in armed robbery, Paul Fortier leaves New York to live with his relatives in Quebec. He joins the Royal Canadian Air Force when he turns eighteen and is loaned to the RAF as a gunner. In a bomber rain over Stuttgart, his plane is badly damaged. He parachutes into occupied France, damaging his leg in the landing. In his effort to reach Switzerland, he takes refuge in a barn near the border. His life is about to change in ways he cannot imagine once his presence is discovered.

Walking in the Woods

Walking in the Woods

A Métis Journey

  • Author: Herb Belcourt
  • Publisher: Brindle and Glass
  • ISBN: 1926972244
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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Reflecting on his evolving identity as a human being, a Canadian and a Métis westerner, Herb Belcourt tells the remarkable story of one familys enduring connection to the dramatic history of western Canada. Belcourt traces his ancestry directly to an early French-Canadian voyageur and his Cree-Métis wife who lived in Ruperts Land after 1800. The eldest of ten children, Belcourt grew up in a small log home near Lac Ste. Anne during the Depression. His father purchased furs from local First Nations and Métis trappers and, with arduous work, began a family fur trading business that survives to this day. When Belcourt left home at 15 to become a labourer in coal mines and sawmills, his father told him to save his money so he could work for himself. Over the next three decades, Belcourt began a number of small Alberta businesses that prospered and eventually enabled him to make significant contributions to the Métis community in Alberta. Belcourt has devoted over 30 years of his life to improving access to affordable housing and further education for aboriginal Albertans. In 1971, he co-founded Canative Housing Corporation, a non-profit agency charged with providing homes for urban aboriginal people who confronted housing discrimination in Edmonton and Calgary. In 2004, Belcourt and his colleagues established the Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards Fund, a $13-million endowment with a mandate to support the educational dreams of Métis youth and mature students in Alberta and to make a permanent difference in the lives of Métis Albertans. Awarded an honourary doctorate of laws by the University of Alberta in 2001, Belcourt is also the 2006 recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Housing. In this memoir, Walking In the Woods, he describes Albertas opportunities with admiration while speaking bluntly about the loss of aboriginal and Métis land in western Canada, and about the difficult consequences of generations of interracial misunderstanding in the West. Addressed to young Métis, and to all Canadians, he speaks with compelling candour about his love for this country, and his concerns about its future.

The Lady and the Woods

The Lady and the Woods

  • Author: Lon Turner
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1479720100
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 161
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Cissy Ryder was born in 1865 just when the war was ending. She and her family escaped slavery by using the underground railroad. She grew up in a small town in Colorado and when she was 31 was wrongfully accused and convicted of murder. After spending 8 years in the San Miguel Prison for Women, she decided to escape. Her flight lead her to the woods where she had to survive by her own wits.

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

The Art of Paramjit Singh

  • Author: Ella Datta
  • Publisher: Yoda Press
  • ISBN: 9788190227285
  • Category: Landscape in art
  • Page: 111
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In Paramjit Singh's resplendent landscapes there is always an air of mystery which haunts and beckons, making the viewer's experience spiritual and full of magic at the same time. The artist's own journey through such magical pathways began in the 1950s New Book

The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water

The Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water

  • Author: Joseph W. Dellapenna,Gupta Joyeeta
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402098677
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 413
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According to a famous Talmudic story (Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbat: 31a), a gentile once approached Rabbi Hillel and asked to be taught the entire Torah while standing on one foot. Hillel replied, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself. That is the entire Torah. The rest is simply an explanation. Go and learn it!’ In much the same way, Jewish law can be described in one word—Torah. All the rest is simply an explanation. The Torah, also known as the Bible, the five books of Moses, and the Pentateuch, was written over 3,000 years ago. Since then, Jewish law has developed various interpretations and applications of the Torah, interpretations of those interpre- tions, and so on. Jewish law contains civil dictates as well as religious protocol. Problems that arose in the framework of religious life and problems surrounding civil relationships both found solutions in the same legal source—the Torah and the Halacha, the Jewish legal interpretations and rulings. This chapter on water law in the Jewish tradition provides insight into Jewish law and custom in general, and rules related to the protection of water sources in particular. One should not look, however, to find a written code of Jewish law, as there is none.

Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods

  • Author: Bruce Jaqua
  • Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1628380209
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 120
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All of his father's training couldn't prepare Kevin for this... When a young boy joins his father on his first hunting trip, the rite of passage goes from a dream come true, to an unimaginable nightmare. After begging his father for years, Kevin is finally allowed to take part in the annual event. Although a young boy, Kevin is excited by the idea of losing himself with his father in nature while playing the part of a man. Kevin's father, Bryce, is a former Marine whose tracking skills have allowed him to have many successful excursions. Bryce's ability to find the deer before they find him, when coupled with his extensive outdoorsman survival skills, make him the perfect teacher for the inexperienced but eager Kevin. But even the most experienced hunters can make grave mistakes. When Bryce is seriously injured after an unexpected fall, Kevin must navigate through unfamiliar woods alone, to find not only help, but also the courage to carry on.

The Origin and History of Missions

The Origin and History of Missions

Containing Faithful Accounts of the Voyages, Travels, Labors and Successes of the Various Missionaries who Have Been Sent Forth to Evangelize the Heathen : Compiled from Authentic Documents, Forming a Complete Missionary Repository ...

  • Author: Thomas Smith,John Overton Choules
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Missions
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