Readers as well as listeners can now embark on a journey through the cycling year with The Cycling Podcast, which has been entertaining and informing fans since 2013. Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe share their diaries from three incident-filled Grand Tours, the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España. These take readers behind the scenes and explore the culture and landscape as well as the racing, while the ‘Lionel of Flanders’, complete with beer recommendations, does the same for the Classics in Belgium. There are appearances, too, by leading journalists and podcast favourites François Thomazeau, who takes responsiblity for the French Tour de France jinx, Ciro Scognamiglio, with a heartfelt love letter to cult favourite Filippo Pozzato, Fran Reyes, who pens a farewell to El Pistolero, Alberto Contador, and Orla Chennaoui, who hits the road to cover La Course in a one-woman karaoke-booth-on-wheels. Further contributions from professional riders Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Joe Dombrowski and the voice of the Tour de France, Sebastien Piquet, as well as stunning galleries from the podcast world’s first and only dedicated photographer, Simon Gill, make this the perfect celebration of a year in cycling.
A unique evocation of Britain at the height of Margaret Thatcher's rule, A Journey Through Ruins views the transformation of the country through the unexpected prism of every day life in East London. Written at a time when the looming but still unfinished tower of Canary Wharf was still wrapped in protective blue plastic, its cast of characters includes council tenants trapped in disintegrating tower blocks, depressed gentrifiers worrying about negative equity, metal detectorists, sharp-eyed estate agents and management consultants, and even Prince Charles. Cutting through the teeming surface of London, it investigates a number of wider themes: the rise and dramatic fall of council housing, the coming of privatization, the changing memory of the Second World War, once used to justify post-war urban development and reform but now seen as a sacrifice betrayed. Written half a century after the blitz, the book reviews the rise and fall of the London of the post-war settlement. It remains one of the very best accounts of what it was like to live through the Thatcher years.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Christabel, France: An Ode, the Dungeon ...
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Poetry (The Classic Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. Content: Anima Poetae (By Samuel Taylor Coleridge) The Spirit of the Age: Mr. Coleridge by William Hazlitt A Day With Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Byron The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by James Gillman The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment Christabel France: An Ode THE CONVERSATION POEMS: The Eolian Harp Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison Frost at Midnight Fears in Solitude The Nightingale: A Conversation Poem Dejection: An Ode To William Wordsworth LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH A FEW OTHER POEMS (1798): THE FOSTER-MOTHER'S TALE LINES LEFT UPON A SEAT IN A YEW-TREE WHICH STANDS NEAR THE LAKE OF ESTHWAITE, ON A DESOLATE PART OF THE SHORE, YET COMMANDING A BEAUTIFUL PROSPECT THE NIGHTINGALE THE FEMALE VAGRANT GOODY BLAKE, AND HARRY GILL, A TRUE STORY LINES WRITTEN AT A SMALL DISTANCE FROM MY HOUSE, AND SENT BY MY LITTLE BOY TO THE PERSON TO WHOM THEY ARE ADDRESSED SIMON LEE, THE OLD HUNTSMAN, WITH AN INCIDENT IN WHICH HE WAS CONCERNED ANECDOTE FOR FATHERS SHEWING HOW THE ART OF LYING MAY BE TAUGHT WE ARE SEVEN LINES WRITTEN IN EARLY SPRING THE THORN THE LAST OF THE FLOCK THE DUNGEON THE MAD MOTHER THE IDIOT BOY LINES WRITTEN NEAR RICHMOND, UPON THE THAMES, AT EVENING EXPOSTULATION AND REPLY THE TABLES TURNED; AN EVENING SCENE, ON THE SAME SUBJECT OLD MAN TRAVELLING; ANIMAL TRANQUILLITY AND DECAY, A SKETCH THE COMPLAINT OF A FORSAKEN INDIAN WOMAN THE CONVICT LINES WRITTEN A FEW MILES ABOVE TINTERN ABBEY, ON REVISITING THE BANKS OF THE WYE DURING A TOUR LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH OTHER POEMS (1800) ... This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Poetry (The Classic Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. Content: Anima Poetae (By Samuel Taylor Coleridge) The Spirit of the Age: Mr. Coleridge by William Hazlitt A Day With Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Byron The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by James Gillman The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment Christabel France: An Ode THE CONVERSATION POEMS: The Eolian Harp Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison Frost at Midnight Fears in Solitude The Nightingale: A Conversation Poem Dejection: An Ode To William Wordsworth LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH A FEW OTHER POEMS (1798): THE FOSTER-MOTHER'S TALE LINES LEFT UPON A SEAT IN A YEW-TREE WHICH STANDS NEAR THE LAKE OF ESTHWAITE, ON A DESOLATE PART OF THE SHORE, YET COMMANDING A BEAUTIFUL PROSPECT THE NIGHTINGALE THE FEMALE VAGRANT GOODY BLAKE, AND HARRY GILL, A TRUE STORY LINES WRITTEN AT A SMALL DISTANCE ...
This book contains all the novels of Jack London in the chronological order of their original publication The Son of the Wolf The God of his Fathers & Other Stories A Daughter of the Snows The Call of the Wild The Sea Wolf The Faith of Men & Other Stories The Game Tales of the Fish Patrol Moon-Face & Other Stories White Fang Before Adam Love of Life & Other Stories The Road The Iron Heel Martin Eden Burning Daylight Lost Face Adventure The Abysmal Brute South Sea Tales When God Laughs & Other Stories The Scarlet Plague The House of Pride A Son of the Sun The Valley of the Moon The Night-Born The Mutiny of the Elsinore The Strength of the Strong The Star Rover The Little Lady of the Big House The Turtles of Tasman Jerry of the Islands Michael, Brother of Jerry Hearts of Three The Red One On the Makaloa Mat Children of the Frost Dutch Courage and Other Stories
Ella Maillart was the adventurous Swiss woman who made her name as an intrepid explorer and one of the most remarkable woman travelers of the early twentieth century. An amazing sports woman, she first represented her country as the only woman competitor at the 1924 Paris Olympics in the single-handed boat-sailing contest, then later raced for Switzerland as a member of the international ski team. Yet these outdoor activities only developed Maillart s insatiable curiosity to travel east, leaving behind the confines of her early life in Geneva in search of the perfect life that she was instinctively seeking. Her later adventures took her across many continents and various oceans. Maillart sailed the Mediterranean in a yawl, traveled with famed travel English travel writer Peter Fleming from Peking to Kashmir, explored Tibet with a half-wild tiger-cat in search of spiritual enlightenment, and finally drove 4,000 miles from war-torn Europe to the fabled Khyber Pass in a battered Ford car. Yet her solo journey through Central Asia in the early 1930s was considered to be a highlight of her adventure-filled life. Setting off from the Tien Shan mountains of Mongolia, Maillart rode horses and camels to the far away walls of fabled Bokhara. Turkestan Solo is her vivid account of this wonderful, mysterious and dangerous portion of the world, complete with its Kirghiz eagle hunters, lurking Soviet secret police, and the timeless nomads that still inhabited the desolate steppes of Central Asia. If any book can give its reader the ability to look back in time, this one does, written as it was by one of the world s foremost female equestrian explorers. Amply illustrated, it remains a timeless adventure classic.
With contributions from leading scholars and detailed catalog entries that interpret the spells and painted scenes, this fascinating and important work affords a greater understanding of ancient Egyptian belief systems and poignantly reveals the hopes and fears about the world beyond death.
The Masterpiece of 20th Century Literature (Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Cities of the Plain, The Captive, The Sweet Cheat Gone & Time Regained)
Author: Marcel Proust
This carefully crafted ebook: “IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME - Complete 7 Book Collection (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In Search of Lost Time is a series of seven highly acclaimed novels which inspired modern writers with its artistic craft and philosophical insight regarding memory and time. It is often suggested that perhaps Joyce's Ulysses was in some way inspired by this French tour de force. These bestselling novels recount the experiences of an unnamed narrator while he is growing up, learning about art, participating in society, and falling in love. Swann's Way: The young protagonist dreads waking up at night and not having his mother's good-night kiss… Within a Budding Grove beautifully examines the complex adolescent relationships. The Guermantes Way: The adult protagonist steps into the dazzling Parisian society of 19th century along with his obsession for Mme. de Guermantes. Cities of Plain: No matter how hard he tries to ignore or stay indifferent to closeted homosexual relationships around him, these and his own sexual desires become intricate part of his memories. The Captive dwells into the nature of relationships when couples fall out of love and yet don't have courage to break free. The Sweet Cheat Gone: People who leave rarely come back... Time Regained: After the WW1, he goes back to Paris to meet the people he once knew again, but time has never stopped for anyone Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was an inspirational French novelist, critic and essayist who is now considered as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. His aesthetic craft and deep philosophical insight inspired numerous modern writers.
The Thirty-Nine Steps, Greenmantle, Mr Standfast, The Three Hostages, The Island of Sheep, The Courts of the Morning & The Green Wildebeest
Author: John Buchan
Major-General Sir Richard Hannay is a character created by Scottish novelist John Buchan. Hannay is based on Edmund Ironside, from Edinburgh, a spy during the Second Boer War. The Thirty-Nine Steps - Hannay is buttonholed by an American stranger who knows of an anarchist plot to assassinate the Greek Premier during his forthcoming visit to London. It is now up to Hannay to save the day and stop Europe from destabilising. Greenmantle - Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans' plans to use religion in winning the war. Mr Standfast - Brigadier-General Hannay is recalled from active service on the Western Front to undertake a secret undercover mission hunting for a dangerous German agent at large in Britain. The Three Hostages - Hannay receives a request to help solve the mysterious kidnapping of the children of three prominent people before it's too late... The Island of Sheep - Hannay, now in his fifties, is called by an old oath to protect the son of a man he once knew, who is also heir to the secret of a great treasure. The Courts of the Morning - Hannay is approached by the American military attache in London to covertly solve the mystery of Blenkiron's disappearance in South America. Hannay seeks out his friend Sandy Arbuthnot for help, but Sandy soon disappears, sending Hannay a mysterious letter . . . The Green Wildebeest - It is a mystery tale of a man afflicted with a terrible curse for doing something he shouldn't have John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian and also served as Canada's Governor General. He is now best remembered for his adventure and spy thrillers, most notably The Thirty-Nine Steps.
From the utmost basics of the sun signs and planets to a more comprehensive guide for building and interpreting an astrological chart, this book is all you need to get started in astrology. Oken introduces and reinforces the basics, while providing food for thought with different paths the more advanced practitioner may take. Extensively illustrated, Alan Oken's Complete Astrology includes exercises, workbook sections, background material, appendices, a bibliography, and an index.
Childhood Boyhood Youth The Cossacks War and Peace Father Sergius Anna Karenina Ivan the Fool Evil allures, but good endures Where Love is, There God is Also The Death of Ivan Ilych The Imp and the Crust An Old Acquaintance The Young Tsar Master and Man Esarhaddon, King of Assyria Work, Death, and Sickness There are No Guilty People Little Girls Wiser Than Men
This book analyzes iconic British children's literature through the lens of formal educational theory, policy, and practice. Examining themes like growth mindset and project-based learning alongside educational philosophers like Plato, Rousseau, and Dewey, the author sheds new light on children’s classics from Alice in Wonderland to Harry Potter.
The sets of landscape etchings produced in the second decade of the seventeenth century by Claes Jansz. Visscher, Esaias van den Velde, Willem Buytewech, and Jan van de Velde drew on and contributed to a print culture that played a key role in defining "Dutch" landscape. Examination of these printed landscape series as part of a wide-ranging print culture underscores the consistent interrelationship of landscape, history, and politics. To varying degrees, the contemporaneous descriptive geographies, histories, allegorical tableaux, didactic prints, and poetic anthologies considered in this study provide parallels for the prints' serial structure, journey theme, and commemorative motifs. Moreover, as part of a wider enterprise of Dutch self-definition, they provide cultural guidelines for the interpretation of landscape in prints and paintings. Levesque's study of the Dutch seventeenth-century experience of place is two-tiered. She addresses the journey through landscape as an interpretive framework, the spatial structure of knowledge, the benefits of travel from the point of view of humanists, and the growth of a Dutch national self-consciousness expressed through landscape. She also provides a close reading of the structure and motifs in the print series of Claes Jansz. Visscher, Esaias van den Velde, Willem Buytewech, and Jan van de Velde.
A Journey Through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created
Author: Laura Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Literary Criticism
A glorious collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms. Literary Wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans four thousand years of creative endeavor. From Spenser's The Fairie Queene to Wells's The Time Machine to Murakami's 1Q84 it explores the timeless and captivating features of fiction's imagined worlds including the relevance of the writer's own life to the creation of the story, influential contemporary events and philosophies, and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of the work. Each piece includes a detailed overview of the plot and a "Dramatis Personae." Literary Wonderlands is a fascinating read for lovers of literature, fantasy, and science fiction. Laura Miller is the book's general editor. Co-founder of Salon.com, where she worked as an editor and writer for 20 years, she is currently a books and culture columnist at Slate. A journalist and a critic, her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's, the Guardian, and the New York Times Book Review, where she wrote the "Last Word" column for two years. She is the author of The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia and editor of the Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors.
Gisele, born in prewar Silesia, then part of Germany, has to flee with her family to the West in January 1945 to escape the Russian invasion. She loves school, but following her father's premature death, is forced to complete an apprenticeship as a seamstress. At 18 she immigrates to Canada, ahead of her family, as a government sponsored domestic. Through sheer willpower and perseverance she completes high school and enters Premeds, then Medical School at the University of Toronto graduating in 1963. In this compelling, informative, as well as entertaining memoir she vividly describes her and her classmates journey through these six years of learning. She shares her professional experiences in what was then still much of a man's world. Her varied career gives her unique insights into many aspects of medicine and the medical profession. Concurrently she endeavours to fulfil her role as wife and mother. This is a story of determination, pioneering spirit and love, told with candour and a fine sense of humour. An inspiration.
Join beer writer Lucy Corne on a nationwide ale trail, stopping for a taster in every brewery along the way. From stouts in Struisbaai to blonde ales in Bela-Bela, Beer Safari showcases South African craft beer and features each of the country’s craft or microbrewers in their natural habitat. The author has personally visited every brewery featured, to get their stories and taste the beers. Between the inspiring tales of passionate and dedicated brewers are snippets of essential beer knowledge, information on homebrewing stores and courses, and beer tasting clubs, and some background on how beer is made. Beer Safari is the perfect companion for anyone wishing to discover the world beyond bottled lager!