8.5x11 in size. Enchanted faces of mermaids, fairies, and fantasy girls await you in this magical coloring book from artist Hannah Lynn! Hannah's whimsical girls are well known for their adorable faces, and have been collected around the world since 2006. This cute coloring book features 50 popular close-up illustrations, adapted from her portfolio of hand-illustrated artworks-with more details to color than ever before! Also available in Pocket-Size on Amazon.com. HannahLynn.com
Wilfred Owen's poetry is now very widely known as the finest that came out of the First World War. But much about the poet and his work has not been fully understood. This book, based on unrivalled research, is the first to study of Owen's complete poetic achievement, revealing the uniqueness, strangeness and unity of what he called his 'poethood'. His war poems are shown to be a consistent development from his prewar verse and his unswerving allegiance to Romanticism; they grew out of a pattern of mythologised secret experience that took shape in some of his least-known manuscripts before he knew anything of the trenches. Owen lived for poetry; many unfamiliar aspects of that life are brought into focus, including his early discovery of Georgianism, his battle wirh Revivalist religion, his debt to the French Decadence, his alleged cowardice, the torment of his shellshock and the remarkable 'sociological' treatment he received for it, his sexual nature and his friendship with Oscar Wilde's beleaguered disciples in 1918, and his supreme courage in making poetry out of inner horrors deliberately 'recollected in tranquility'. Learning from Wordsworth and Shelley, Aesthetes and Decadents, Sassoon and the Georgians, Hardy, Barbusse, Russell, Edward Carpenter and many others, Owen realised his life's ambition and became a profoundly origianal poet. Owen the Poet ends with chapters on two of his richest works: 'Strange Meeting', his worst shellshock nightmare, and 'Spring Offensive', the epilogue to all he wrote. Notes, appendixes and bibliography complete what is likely to be the most authoritative book on its subject for many years to come.
Josef Erdman arrives in Maribor, Slovenia, on the eve of World War II. Though claiming to be a salesman, it soon becomes apparent that Josef has no purpose in the town, and that a newcomer can expect nothing but distrust from the townspeople. Maribor is full of tensions that are played out in pub brawls and in the rivalry between the Slovenes and Germans at the top of the social hierarchy. Against this backdrop of ethnic hatred and personal descent, Josef witnesses the fiery shimmer of the aurora borealis and imagines the town has been set aflame -- an omen of the coming of war.
From all your monitor screens comes three unexpected romances about trying to resist the irresistible… Lunen Wintermere is in shock. Forced to spend the summer at home, instead of with her beloved books in her college town, she feels annoyed and isolated by her large family. Then she sees him. A tall, gorgeous, self-assured stranger walking around her parents' estate as if he owns the place. For the first time ever, Lunen may have found an attraction stronger than the printed word. She is a woman after all, and maybe it's about time she took a chance with a man. As far as Nik Clark is concerned, Lunen is not just a woman. She’s a stunning apparition far and beyond his dreams to imagine. If he can convince her to be with a man like him, there's a force stronger than money ruling over this world. As one sexy hookup turns into more, Nik is determined to prove they were made for each other. But Lunen is not so sure she can put aside a lifetime of geographic separation and fall for a brilliant, sexy, delightful man. In fact, she has every intention of ending the summer fling as fast as possible…unless Nik can change her mind. In Whisper, Book 3 of the Ravencross series, a couple of nerdy but determined writers on Forever, Sydney Calloway and Canso Merchant make one of those 'what happens in Vegas' trips that sets in motion an ending they would not have crafted themselves. For the show, they create the story that brings the core of Ravencross's economic disparity full circle. Lunen Wintermere, the college junior from the city's richest family comes home for the summer, and meets Nik Clark a poor boy with mogul dreams operating, literally in her backyard. Can a wealthy, educated, girl from high up in Lake Heights really find common ground with a townie with an inferiority complex? By the time we find out, a brilliant programmer sets her sights on Canso, and threatens to bring down the world's most popular entertainment franchise right out from under everyone's online gaze. *** Each book in the Ravencross series is a full-length novel and can be read independently. Grab your copy today! The Ravencross series is about the cast, crew and fans of a popular daytime drama who become dangerously, and obsessively involved with one another through the show and an A.I. enhanced online game based on the characters. Fabulous ground-breaking format! Each book is a romance wrapped in a thriller. You get two romances. Maybe three depending on how you look at it. Happily ever after, no cliffhanger, rolling heat and steam.
'This magical story of new beginnings will warm the heart'
Author: Roisin Meaney
Publisher: Hachette UK
A feel-good tale of magic, sparkle and new beginnings from Roisin Meaney, author of The Reunion, One Summer and The People Next Door. It's three days before Christmas ... Tilly boards a plane on the other side of the world. She's determined to reach Roone, a small island off the west coast of Ireland, in time for Christmas Day. Tilly carries a troubling secret and Laura, a woman she's never met, might be the only one who can help her. Except that Laura has no idea that Tilly exists. And with five children, a mother-in-law stranded on the island and a husband with whom she's barely on speaking terms, an unexpected Christmas guest is the last thing she needs . . . A storm is heading for the island, but will peace be restored before the snow melts?
The winner of the Alan Titchmarsh 'People's Author' national competition tells of the travails of family life with wit and warmth. 'I gaze down and see your garden, the gate hanging off its hinges, the mess, your children running around half naked like little street urchins. It spoils the view entirely' When single mother Nicola Hodgkinson decided to follow her rural dream, it involved transporting her young family - three rowdy children, her beloved horse, a wilful donkey and two single-minded bantams - to a ramshackle cottage in an idyllic seaside village. The family soon attracts the horrified attention of nosey neighbours, and annoys motorists by hogging country lanes with a horse-drawn caravan. But amid the chaos, the magic of family life shines through, peppered with humour, love, moments of high drama, and nostalgia. LIFE WITH THE LID OFF is a brilliant, profound and funny evocation of a universal theme: how to find yourself again amongst the hurly burly of family life.
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Michael Haneke's Cinema
Author: Alexander D. Ornella
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Michael Haneke is one of Europe's most successful and controversial film directors. Awarded the Palme d'Or and numerous other international awards, Haneke has contributed to and shaped contemporary auteur cinema and is becoming more and more popular among academics and cinephiles. His mission is as noble as it is provocative: he wants to rape the audience into independence, to wake them up from the lethargy caused by the entertainment industry. The filmic language he employs in this mission is both highly characteristic and efficient, and yet his methods are open to criticism for their violence toward and manipulation of the audience. The aim of this book is to analyze critically Haneke's aesthetics, his message, as well as his ethical motivation from an interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective. Contributors to the book come from a variety of academic disciplines and cultural backgrounds-European and North American.
A scholar explores the ideas within The Lord of the Rings and the world created by J. R. R. Tolkien: “A most valuable and timely book” (Ursula K. Le Guin, Los Angeles Times–bestselling author of Changing Planes). What are millions of readers all over the world getting out of reading the Lord of the Rings trilogy? Defending Middle-earth argues, in part, that the appeal for fans goes far deeper than just quests and magic rings and hobbits. In fact, through this epic, Tolkien found a way to provide something close to spirit in a secular age. This thoughtful book focuses on three main aspects of Tolkien’s fiction: the social and political structure of Middle-earth and how the varying cultures within it find common cause in the face of a shared threat; the nature and ecology of Middle-earth and how what we think of as the natural world joins the battle against mindless, mechanized destruction; and the spirituality and ethics of Middle-earth—for which the author provides a particularly insightful and resonant examination. Includes a new afterword
A dramatic book of haunting photographs which tells the story of the small settlement of Mandurama, New South Wales, at the turn of the century. Images of Australian pioneers - the loggers, settlers, shopkeepers, farmers, weddings, family groups, babies and children - were captured by a local photographer whose vast collection of glass plates survived and was eventually deposited at the National Library.