A Landing on the Sun

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Faber & Faber


Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Ever since an obscure Civil Servant called Stephen Summerchild fell to his death from a window in the Admiralty, rumours have circulated about a connection with some secret defence project. Now, as a television company reinvestigates the case, the Cabinet Office feels it may be prudent to make a reassessment of its own, in case of any sudden alarm at Number Ten. 'A Landing on the Sun is not just a masterly novel in its own right, but a clever debunking of those off-the-peg Whitehall yarns ... Many novelists have tried to take the lid off the arcane world of the Civil Service. Frayn has done it as brilliantly and imaginitively as any of them.' Daily Telegraph 'Comedy creeps up on A Landing on the Sun like bindweed, transforming what starts out as a thriller into a small masterpiece of the absurd.' Financial Times

Una Terra Nel Sole: A Land in the Sun

Author: Lino Concas

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers


Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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Questa pubblicazione e’ una raccolta bilingue di poesie del Tempo del Sogno (Dreamtime), originariamente scritte in italiano da Lino Concas e accompagnate dalla traduzione inglese di John Gatt-Rutter. Le poesie esprimono il fascino e l’identificazione del poeta con la cultura antica degli Aborigeni australiani conosciuta come “Dreamtime” (Tempo del Sogno) e i traumi storici della colonizzazione bianca. Esse sono diverse da qualsiasi altra poesia sull’esperienza aborigena, sia scritta da Aborigeni e non Aborigeni di qualsiasi origine etnica e sono una creazione unica sia tematicamente che nel loro linguaggio poetico. Le poesie vengono accompagnate dalle fotografie del “Dreamtime” (Tempo del Sogno ) e dal materiale informativo , incluse le scuse per la “Stolen Generation” del Primo Ministro Kevin Rudd, 2008. Questa pubblicazione mira ad avere un ampio impatto tra i lettori sia di lingua italiana che di lingua inglese, e va oltre una semplice lettura di poesie. This publication is a bilingual collection of Dreamtime poems, originally written in Italian by Lino Concas, born in Gonnosfanadiga (Sardinia, Italy), and accompanied by English translation by John Gatt-Rutter. The poems express the poet’s fascination and identification with the age-old culture of Australia’s Aborigines known as Dreaming or Dreamtime and the traumas of white settlement. They are unlike any other poetry about the Aboriginal experience, whether written by Aborigines or non-Aborigines of any ethnic origin, and are a unique creation both thematically and in their poetic language. The poems will be backed up with Dreamtime photography and informative material, including the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s 2008 “Sorry Speech” about the Stolen Generation. This publication aims at making a wide impact among both Italophone and non-italophone readers, and goes beyond a simple reading of poetry.

The Land of the Sun Goddess

Author: Paul Michael Barlow

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc


Category: Fiction

Page: 558

View: 363

Fantasy with a new twist - a Japanese empire occupies the west coast of North America when the Conquistadors arrive. The year is 1516... the sun has risen on the Shin Nippon, the new Japanese Empire. The Sun Goddess, Amaterasu watches over the Empire. The Land of the Sun Goddess follows the lives of Duke Isami Fujiwara, his wife WeNoNah and their son Ishe as they try to protect the empire while fighting demons from the Spirit World. Further down the western coast of North America, Montezuma and his nephew Cuauhtémoc strive to keep the Aztec nation from tumbling back into its bloody past. Unusual allies, the Shin Nippon and the Aztecs prepare for the onslaught of the Spanish conquerors. One of the conquistadors, Miguel Ruiz came to America seeking gold, but finds a different kind of treasure. The Land of the Sun Goddess has all the ingredients–mystery, legend, omens, romance, spirits — an amalgam of heroic warriors fighting earthly enemies and ethereal demons.

California: The Land of the Sun

Author: Mary Hunter Austin

Publisher: Library of Alexandria




View: 967

For a graphic and memorable report of the contours of any country, see always the aboriginal account of its making. That will give you the lie of the land as no geographer could sketch it forth for you. California was made by Padahoon the Sparrow-Hawk and the Little Duck, who brooded on the face of the waters in the Beginning of Things. There is no knowing where the tale comes from, for Winnenap the Medicine-Man who told it to me, was eclectic in his faiths as in his practice. Winnenap was a Shoshone, one of the group who had been forced southward into Death Valley when the great Pah Ute nation had split their tribes like a wedge. In the last of their wars he had been taken as a hostage by the Paiutes and brought up by them. He might have remembered the story, or his wife might have told him. She was a tall brown woman out of Tejon, and hermother was of that band of captives taken from San Gabriel by the Mojaves, Mission-bred. Wherever it came from, the tale has its roots deep in the land it explains. Padahoon, being wearied of going to and fro under the heavens, said to the Little Duck that it was time there should be mountains; so the Little Duck dived and brought up the primordial mud of which even the geographers are agreed mountains are made. As he brought it the Sparrow-Hawk built a round beautiful ring of mountains enclosing a quiet space of sea. Said the Little Duck, "I choose this side," coming up with his bill full of mud toward the west. Whereupon the Sparrow-Hawk built the other side higher. When it was all done and the Little Duck surveyed it, he observed, as people will to this day, the discrepancy between the low western hills and the high Sierras, and he thought the builder had not played him fair. "Very well, then," said the Sparrow-Hawk, "since you are resolved to be so greedy," and he bit out pieces of the Sierras with his bill, and threw them over his shoulder.

The Apache Peoples

A History of All Bands and Tribes Through the 1880s

Author: Jessica Dawn Palmer

Publisher: McFarland


Category: History

Page: 328

View: 926

This book presents a comprehensive history of the seven Apache tribes, tracing them from their genetic origins in Asia and their migration through the continent to the Southwest. The work covers their social history, verbal traditions and mores. The final section delineates the recorded history starting with the Spanish expedition of 1541 through the Civil War.

Land of Another Sun


Publisher: Sheila Kelly Welch


Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 164

View: 851

April and Geremy ride in a magic bubble to make-believe lands.

Land of the Noonday Sun

Author: Carmen DeSousa

Publisher: Written Musings


Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 133

When two strangers have nothing left but their dreams, they must forge a relationship in Nantahala, North Carolina, a small town known as Land of the Noonday Sun. Cassandra is the beautiful, yet analytical daughter of a wealthy attorney. Destined to follow in her father’s footsteps, her life of privilege suddenly shatters, and she finds herself with no home, career, or money. A glimmer of hope arrives in a letter from the grave, promising a happier existence. Cassandra stands to inherit over half a million dollars if she can live in the sleepy little town of Nantahala for six months. Falling in love, however, was not part of the deal, and without warning, she finds herself fighting for two lives. A man with a traumatic past is able to turn his life around and is happy with his chosen career as a whitewater guide. Everything changes, though, when fate hurls a woman into his path. His carefree life is in turmoil, and his former weaknesses threaten to overtake him. Will he be strong enough when tragedy strikes and is once again in danger of losing everything he loves? Although Land of the Noonday Sun is part of The Southern Collection, it is a stand-alone story that can be read on its own. This is a cliffhanger-free zone here, friends!

The Land of the Changing Sun

Author: Will N. Harben

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 205

"The Land of the Changing Sun" by Will N. Harben. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Land of Sun and Flowers

Sequel to This Raw, Red Land

Author: Voncille Shipley

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 394

Praise for This Raw, Red Land " family saga that honestly depicts life in Oklahoma during the days just before statehood. Homesteading was not an easy life and Shipley shows the good and the bad. Shipley combines deft characterizations and a fine use of vernacular This Raw, Red Land entertains and informs." -Patricia Ann Jones, Tulsa World " story could be one you heard at your grandmother's knee. Shipley incorporates the mores of the period, the clothing, the language, acceptable behavior, taboos and wonderful old frontier traditions. Her descriptive writing and colorful dialogue draw the reader in and keep the pages turning." -Larry Russell, Wynnewood Gazette Follow the Conover family from 1908 through 1919 as they and their neighbors experience birth, death, natural disasters, and deprivation as well as good fortune. Their pioneering spirit and hospitality guide them to bury their bitterness and assist others in dire need. As Lillie says, "When people have no place else to go, we have to take them in." Ben's debts and loss of income force him to postpone his dreams for the future as he becomes the mainstay of his family. His love for Esther sustains him when she agrees to walk out with him even though he realizes she does not feel the same about him. Jed must live with his hurry-up marriage and try to forget Esther but his love for his children and expression of his artistic abilities make life bearable. Esther tries to put her heartache behind her and make a good life for herself until the night she must face her suppressed feelings for Jed and make decisions that can change her whole life-and Jed's and Ben's.

Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun

A Cheechako's First Year in Alaska

Author: Sean Michael Flynn

Publisher: Macmillan


Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 743

From moose attacks to the midnight sun--an amusing, Bill Bryson-like account of one man's first year in Alaska "In New York City, a Cheechako (chee CHA-ko) would be the kid who just fell off the turnip truck. No street smarts. A pink windbreaker. A subway map sticking from his back pocket...In Alaska, a Cheechako is even easier to spot. He's the guy with his tongue stuck to a metal pole. A tenderfoot. A greenhorn." Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is the story of Lt. Sean Michael Flynn as he tries to survive his first year in Alaska. With romantic notions of Jack London and Bush piloting, Lt. Flynn requests a transfer to Eielson Air Force Base outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a bit unnerved at how easy the transfer goes through. From a rugby game on a frozen river to living across from Santa's Village to soaring over the Bush in an F-16, Land of the Radioactive Midnight Sun is a hilarious trial-by-many-errors account of what it takes to become a true Alaskan.