Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The sweet scents of rural life infuse Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life, a collection of Roald Dahl's country stories - but there is always something unexpected lurking in the undergrowth . . . Whether it is taking a troublesome cow to be mated with a prime bull; dealing with a rat-infested hayrick; learning the ways and means of maggot farming; or describing the fine art of poaching pheasants using nothing but raisins and sleeping pills, Roald Dahl brings his stories of everyday country folk and their strange passions wonderfully to life. Lacing each tale with dollops of humour and adding a sprinking of the sinister, Dahl ensures that this collection is brimful of the sweet mysteries of life. 'A sophisticated account of village life. The rural characters are moulded by Dahl's dark, inquisitive imagination. Compelling and very funny' Time Out 'Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive' Irish Times Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.

Sweet Mysteries of Life

A Handbook for Naturally Preventing and Healing Diabetes Mellitus

Author: Dr. Akmal Muwwakkil

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Medical

Page: 241

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Sweet Mysteries of Life a Handbook for Naturally Preventing and Healing Diabetes Mellitus is a researched, evidenced based book, containing studies published by universities, health departments, hospitals, governments agencies and scholars throughout the world. Sweet Mysteries of Life identifies the connection between foods; substance consumed that cause malabsorption of nutrients resulting in malnutrition, which is the major cause of diabetes and its complications. Sweet Mysteries of life guides you through information on nutrition, anatomy, minerals, vitamins, nutritional supplementation, traditional Chinese medicine, and a protocol identifying methods used by Dr. Muwwakkil’s client. The book includes two case studies providing results from the protocols.

The Sweet Mystery of Humankind and Climate Change

Author: Ed Moore

Publisher: WestBow Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 204

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This book is about past, present, and future events in the total history of mankind, told in mysterious ways. Many are not well understood by the majority of people. But they do give us the answers to questions like: Why are we here? Why are things in our world so opposed to our well-being and happiness? Why do we have wars? What happens next? Can we save the planet? The answers, written over many centuries with divine precision, are for us to know! We are certain that only God can show us because his ancients described things in a way that cause us to search for the answers. We know these mysteries are revealed by our recent scientific discoveries—which the ancients could not possibly have understood themselves, even as they wrote about them—such as the invention of computers.

Sweet Mystery

A Book of Remembering

Author: Judith Hillman Paterson

Publisher: University Alabama Press

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Page: 304

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An exquisitely written memoir--combining sorrow and joy, anger and forgiveness, suffering and healing--that affirms the resilience and strength that imbue the human spirit Judith Paterson was just nine years old in 1946 when her mother died of a virulent combination of alcoholism and mental illness at the age of 31. Sweet Mystery: A Book of Remembering is Paterson's harrowing account of the memories of her mother, told with eloquence and understanding. Set largely in Montgomery, Alabama, the story plays out against a backdrop of relatives troubled almost as much by southern conflicts over race and class as by the fallout from a long family history of drinking, denial, and mental illness. While rich in the details and flavor of small-town life in the South during the 1940s, Sweet Mystery transcends time and regionalism to evoke universal American themes. Ultimately, it confirms the damaging effects of early trauma on children as well as the innate and familial strengths that enable some children to survive, grow up, and heal. Originally published in 1996 to critical acclaim in the national media, Sweet Mystery was called "a beautifully written, excruciating collision of form and emotion, joy and pain, willpower and self-examination, control and surrender" by the Washington Post. This edition contains a new afterword written by the author as well as a list of suggested readings.

Scenes from a Writers Life

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 210

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The making of a writer Ruskin Bond's first full-fledged autobiographical book covers his -formative years,' till the age of twenty-one. The world of Anglo-India, with all its conflicting pulls, comes alive as he tells his story. His earliest memoirs are bitter-sweet, and relate to Jamnager where he lives till he is six. The happy hours spent in exploring the Ram Vilas Palace grounds and playing with his younger sister Ellen and the palace children are overshadowed by the acrimonious relation between his parents. Their estrangement while he is still a child leaves him with a life-long sense of insecurity. His unhappiness is exacerbated by the untimely death of his father " his emotional anchor when the author is just ten. Forced to stay with his mother and his stepfather, both of whom are absorbed in their own worlds, he tries to fend off his loneliness through books and the company of a few friends. Left for the most part to himself, the gentle dreamer realizes very early as -a pimply adolescent' his calling as a writer. His first book, The Room on the Roof, materializes in England, the land of his forefathers, where he is sent to make a career for himself. Despite the unexpected success of his novel, which wins a major British literary prize, the author's yearning for India is too powerful to let him remain abroad for long. He returns and begins a writing career which has spanned four decades, and earned him a place in the pantheon of great Indian writers.

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck

Steel-True 1907-1940

Author: Victoria Wilson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1056

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“860 glittering pages” (Janet Maslin, The New York Times): The first volume of the full-scale astonishing life of one of our greatest screen actresses; her work, her world, her Hollywood through an American century. Frank Capra called her, “The greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known.” Now Victoria Wilson gives us the first volume of the rich, complex life of Barbara Stanwyck, an actress whose career in pictures spanned four decades beginning with the coming of sound (eighty-eight motion pictures) and lasted in television from its infancy in the 1950s through the 1980s. Here is Stanwyck revealed as the quintessential Brooklyn girl whose family was in fact of old New England stock…her years in New York as a dancer and Broadway star…her fraught marriage to Frank Fay, Broadway genius…the adoption of a son, embattled from the outset…her partnership with Zeppo Marx (the “unfunny Marx brother”) who altered the course of Stanwyck’s movie career and with her created one of the finest horse breeding farms in the west…her fairytale romance and marriage to the younger Robert Taylor, America’s most sought-after male star… Here is the shaping of her career through 1940 with many of Hollywood's most important directors, among them Frank Capra, “Wild Bill” William Wellman, George Stevens, John Ford, King Vidor, Cecil B. Demille, Preston Sturges, set against the times—the Depression, the New Deal, the rise of the unions, the advent of World War II and a fast-changing, coming-of-age motion picture industry. And at the heart of the book, Stanwyck herself—her strengths, her fears, her frailties, losses, and desires—how she made use of the darkness in her soul, transforming herself from shunned outsider into one of Hollywood’s most revered screen actresses. Fifteen years in the making—and written with full access to Stanwyck’s family, friends, colleagues and never-before-seen letters, journals, and photographs. Wilson’s one-of-a-kind biography—“large, thrilling, and sensitive” (Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Town & Country)—is an “epic Hollywood narrative” (USA TODAY), “so readable, and as direct as its subject” (The New York Times). With 274 photographs, many published for the first time.

This Place of Wrath and Tears

A Comedy in Three Acts

Author: Clyde V. Collard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

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What appears to be a tale of progressive development and reversal of a life path in the portrayal of a single individual is, in reality, a quest for answers and a declaration of opinion concerning the questions we ponder. In describing the 78 years of his own chronological development, Dr. Clyde v. Collard has painted a vivid picture of the human condition and the forces explicit in shaping the biological and social existence of each of us. In the generic sense, that which applies to one human applies to all humans. John Donne expressed that sentiment when he wrote, And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. The author here states, Look, then into the glass, perceive yourself And now . . . choose.

The Hard, Hard Life of George A. Lowe

Author: George Lowe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 185

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Songs and Recipes: for Macho Men Only

Author: Bernie Keating

Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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These are sketches about the life and times that Keating travelled. His first book was RIDING THE FINCE LINES: Riding the Fences that Define the Margins of Religious Tolerance; he is joined by five co-authors: Muslim scholar, Jewish rabbi, Catholic priest, Protestant minister, and Buddhist minister. Keating's second book, BUFFALO GAP FRONTIER, is a personal historical account of the settling of the Last Frontier in South Dakota and Wyoming. He is joined by two co-authors: a pioneer rancher, and a Lakota from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. His third book, 1960s DECADE OF DISSENT: The Way We Were, is a historical novel written about the times on the U.C. Berkeley when the author was a student.

Changing Tunes

The Use of Pre-existing Music in Film

Author: Phil Powrie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

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Category: Music

Page: 205

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The study of pre-existing film music is a well-established part of Film Studies, covering 'classical' music and popular music. Generally, these broad musical types are studied in isolation. This anthology brings them together in twelve focused case studies. The first section explores art music; it revolves around the debate on the relation between the aural and visual tracks, and whether pre-existing music has an integrative function or not. The second section is devoted to popular music in film, and shows how very similar the functions of popular music in film are to the supposedly more 'elite' classical music and opera.