From her early childhood, when her inspirational mother would take her on trips along her beloved Ridgeway in a horse-drawn cart, Candida Lycett Green has retained a love of green lanes and tracks, of moving along at horse's pace and casting an eye on the beauty of England through the back door. Her insatiable appetite for exploring unknown territory has led her to travel all over the country by horse for weeks at a time, and often these journeys have come at important turning points in her life. Lyrical yet down-to-earth, framed by a recent 150-mile journey through Yorkshire and Northumberland with a friend, Over the Hills and Far Away dips back into past journeys by horse that also reflect her idyllic childhood in the bohemian Betjeman household, a charmed youth in the Swinging Sixties, a year-long honeymoon journey overland to India, early days at Private Eye, and the ups and downs of thirty-nine years of marriage and motherhood. Her story is made all the more poignant by her recent fight with breast cancer.
Beatrix Potter is one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors, whose books have enchanted generations of children for over a hundred years. Yet how she achieved this legendary status is just one of several stories of Beatrix Potter's remarkable and unexpected life. Inspired by the twenty-three 'tales', Matthew Dennison takes a selection of quotations from Potter's stories and uses them to explore her multi-faceted life and character: repressed Victorian daughter; thwarted lover; artistic genius; formidable countrywoman. They chart her transformation from a young girl with a love of animals and fairy tales into a bestselling author and canny businesswoman, so deeply unusual for the Victorian era in which she grew up. Embellished with photographs of Potter's life and her own illustrations, this short biography will delight anyone who has been touched by Beatrix Potter's work.
'Over the Hills and Far Away' is the third book in my trilogy of poetry written about the places in Western Australia where I was born and brought up. With poet John Kinsella I have researched the three areas viz. Great Southern, Eastern and finally the Central Wheatbelt including the Avon River catchment. My books 'A Show of Colours' (20 ) and 'Dryandra Dreaming' (20 ) covered the former two areas and 'Over the Hills and Far Away' covers the latter where my maternal grandfather established a wheat and sheep farm at the beginning of last century. Initially I taught in a country high school in the area. The poems are introduced by a brilliant essay written by Dr Tony Hughes D'Aeth of UWA, the acknowledged expert on literature of this area. Some 18 pages of my our illustrations complement the poetry
The Escapades and Winning Ways of Harford Logan and His Border Collies
Author: Harford Logan,Joanne McHardy
Publisher: Hatchet Publications
Harford Logan has spent a lifetime working and winning trials with his Border Collies but ask him what's so special about them and he's likely to look somewhere in the middle distance and eventually reply, "Well, now, that's hard to put into a few words." And that's why he's written this book - an uplifting tale of one man's love of life in the country, the characters he has met along the way and the dog to which he owes it all - the Border Collie. Harford's respect for his dogs shines through as we are introduced to some of his most remarkable collies and he explains what a true handler-dog relationship is all about. He shares his own personal approach to finding and recognising a great Border Collie and then becoming the trainer and handler which a dog of that quality deserves. But you'll find more than just tips and tactics on owning and training a dog in this book. From the first page you're drawn into a richly entertaining world where sheepdog trials, and the countryside they take place in, are the backdrop to some serious fun. Once you've read this book you'll see both Border Collies and the role of the shepherd in a whole new light.
Last Glacial Maximum Lithic Technology Around the Great Adriatic Plain
Author: Emanuele Cancellieri
The research scope of this book is the human occupation of the northern Adriatic region at the end of the Last Glacial Maximum (ca. 24,000- 20,000 calBP), and a point of view over the long debated occupation of the once exposed Great Adriatic Plain and the role it played within the early Epigravettian hunter-gatherers settlement system. The study relied on a comprehensive techno-economic approach to lithic technology, one among the possible means to investigate site function, mobility and land use.
If Hogwarts were more like Woodstock, and Voldemort was your childhood sweetheart turned abusive ex-boyfriend... A new year in Helicon, and Nora Sparrow is determined that this one will be a drama-free. She’s intent on doing nothing but having fun, creating, and enjoying herself. Unfortunately, drama strikes right away with an explosion at the Winter Ball. The assumed perpetrator is a muse named Lute Thundercloud, although he claims he didn’t do it. Sawyer Snow believes Lute. In fact, Sawyer can’t stop thinking about Lute. He loves Nora, and he doesn’t want to hurt her, but he is torn—shaken by this new attraction. And before he can even quite come to grips with his feelings, he realizes that all the girls in Helicon have suddenly fallen madly in love with a skinny fourteen-year-old named Colin Oak—who also happens to be the same guy who accused Lute of causing the explosion. It’s becoming obvious that something’s not quite right in Helicon… A darker, soapier Harry Potter. Topics: fantasy, magic, myths, legends, Greek mythology, abuse, portal fantasy, fairies, muses, Dionysius, Nimue, King Arthur, Norse mythology, Loki
The Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child's Life
Author: Rupert Isaacson
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism - his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends - were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan's improvement he started regressing: the accidents and tantrums reappeared, terrifying his father Rupert. Something had to be done. Father and son embarked on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest, where Rowan was transformed - they had begun the Long Ride Home. 'It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ... a triumph of the human spirit' Telegraph (on The Horse Boy) 'Magical, miraculous, uplifting' Daily Mail (on The Horse Boy) 'Amazing, astonishing' Sunday Times (on The Horse Boy) Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, which helps to make horses and nature available to other children, autistic or not, all over the world, including the UK. The Horse Boy was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.
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.