Fetching young Hamish prefers life in the great outdoors. One day he mistakenly opens an envelope. Sudden wealth from movie stardom leads Hamish to raising lions. But the newfound fame frustrates him, so he chooses the big cats over the big screen. With charming, distinctive pen-and-ink drawings coupled with characteristically succinct text, Edward Gorey leads us--as only he can do--through the mysterious circumstances that envelop Hamish on a long journey that begins with a single misstep. First published in 1973 and long out of print, " The Lost Lions" is an ever-popular Gorey classic.
Look for a Lions legend and the chances are you will find an Irishman. Throughout the touring team's history, the heroes of Irish rugby have been at the heart of the Lions' finest hours - on and off the pitch. Look at the Lions record books and you will find Irishmen at the top of almost every list, from Willie John McBride and Tony O'Reilly to Ronnie Dawson. No nation has provided more leaders of the Lions. In Lions of Ireland, these greats tell their stories of life on some of the longest, hardest roads in sport. Those featured include world-class players and characters who have contributed to Lions folklore, such as Karl Mullen, Jack Kyle, Fergus Slattery, Tom Kiernan, Mike Gibson and Syd Millar - and the account is brought up to date with contributions from the likes of Keith Wood. This book includes a complete reference section featuring every Irish player to have represented the Lions in Tests since the first united tour of 1910. It recalls the powerful personalities and relives the most dramatic deeds in the Lions' long history - from the 1971 groundbreaking triumph against the All Blacks and success against the odds in South Africa in 1997 to the 2005 tour of New Zealand.
In this fast-paced sequel to The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, Ashala and her friends face a new danger from the least expected source — one of their own. After a daring raid on Detention Center 3 to rescue their trapped peers, Ashala Wolf and her Tribe of fellow Illegals — children with powerful and inexplicable abilities — are once again entrenched in their safe haven, the Firstwood. Existing in alliance with the ancient trees and the giant intelligent lizards known as saurs, the young people of the Tribe do their best to survive and hide. But the new peace is fractured when Ashala’s friend Ember Crow goes missing, leaving only a cryptic message behind. Ember claims to be harboring terrible secrets about her past that could be a threat to the Tribe and all Illegals. Ashala and her boyfriend, Connor, spring into action, but with Ashala’s Sleepwalking ability functioning erratically and unknown enemies lying in wait, leaving the Firstwood is a dangerous proposition. Can Ashala and Connor protect the Tribe and bring Ember home, or must they abandon one to save the other?
This book explores scholarly challenges within the fields of Anglophone language, literature, and culture. The section focusing on language details issues falling within two areas: namely, language contact and the language-culture relationship, and stylistic and syntactic perspectives on the English language. The literature part investigates twentieth-century American, English, and Australian literature, dealing with both poetry and prose and discussing topics of identity, gender, metafiction, postmodern conditions, and other relevant theoretical issues in contemporary literature. The culture part treats theoretical approaches in cultural studies that are vital in today’s cultural context, especially in Central European universities, the Irish language and culture, and contemporary cultural phenomena inspired by the growing ubiquity of technological intrusions into various fields of cultural production.
Based on exclusive interviews with 40 celebrated players, past and present, Legends of Irish Rugby is a veritable who's who of the sport. Immortals such as Jack Kyle, Willie John McBride, Tony Ward, Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy and Paul O'Connell bare their souls to reveal themselves as men of vision, passion and dedication - men who, through their glories, disappointments and dramatic deeds, have inspired others to realise their dreams. In this engrossing and entertaining account of the bittersweet history of Irish rugby, these powerful personalities offer startling insights into some of the sport's most controversial moments - from the assault on Ronan O'Gara during the 2001 Lions tour to Gary Ella's tenure as Leinster coach. They also express their opinions on the most important issues facing the game today - from Brian O'Driscoll's hair to the role of the coach and the future of the sport itself. Their take on the times is often as comical as it is insightful. Compelling, informative and humorous, Legends of Irish Rugby is by far the most revealing volume yet on one of the country's favourite sports.
Chicago Journalist Thea Barlow Digs Deep to Unravel the Mystery of a Legendary Wyoming Whorehouse and Uncovers a Modern-Day Murderer Thea Barlow, Chicago native and newly minted editor for the city's Western True Adventures magazine, is on her first assignment: prove her worth by unravel the mysteries of Halfway Halt, a defunct whorehouse in Hijax, Wyoming. Upon arrival in Hijax, Thea is met with hostility. Assuming Thea is the "new girl" for the whorehouse, the townsfolk do not want the old days revived or their secrets revealed. Then a local woman is murdered and the present owner of Halfway Halt is found unconscious in an old building. Now Thea must dig deep if she's to get the story...and survive. "Good stories, interesting characters, a touch of romance, and a little humor. Lots of fun!" ~Mysterious Woman THE THEA BARLOW WYOMING MYSTERIES, in order All the Old Lions Frogskin and Muttonfat Dead in Hog Heaven Death by Doodlebug
Lions in the Street is a compilation of poems, short stories on education, letters to the editor, unfinished novels, children stories and political and historical essays by the late James Schneider. The writings presented in this book are a compilation on a wide range of topics with an underlying thread of a love for family and children, a desire to improve the society in which we live and need to present an alternative point of view close to that of the common man which has been all, but ignored in the mainstream media.
Imagine you found that one perfect love which each of us seeks. Then imagine that you lost it through your foolishness and pride. How would it affect you afterwards? Would such a love allow itself to stay lost, or would it become a type of nocturnal predator and hunt you down...no matter how long you ran, no matter how far you ran? Gina "Kay" Costa D.V.M. and Mark Hunter Ph.D. are two established professionals with strong wills and ideals. Their lives are separated by decades and continents when the predator senses the moment of weakness and strikes. The novel is set in Nevada, Montana and South Africa. The story is joined in the mid-1990's immediately after the turbulent democratic elections in South Africa. From it's genesis in Reno, Nevada to its climax in contemporary Tanzania it contains twists, turns, danger, adventure and, above all, romance. Internationally published writer, S.M. Weaver, expertly brings the exotic locales and animals to life from first hand experience.