Exploring a culture filled with arcane laws, historical incidents, and bizarre paradoxes, Piu Eatwell's follow up to her award-winning and critically acclaimed myth-buster They Eat Horses, Don't They is a delightful exploration of France's quirky, literary, and culinary heritage. From absinthe and catacombs to former French soccer player Zinedine Zidane, Eatwell leaves no stone unturned, taking readers off the beaten path to explore the kind of information that gets missed in guidebooks and 'official' information sources. Who could imagine, for example, that there is a village in France where UFOs are banned from landing? Or that there is a verifiable population of wild kangaroos in the forests surrounding Paris? These, and many other off-beat delights, are just some of the curiosities awaiting readers in this journey through byways and hidden treasures of this endlessly fascinating and paradoxical country. Full of the richness and variety of France beyond the platitudes, including recipes and charming illustrations, F is for France is an ideal gift book and a must-read for Francophiles and anyone with an interest in French travel and culture.
The author has assembled a collection of 3,676 last words from a select group of individuals as they faced their approaching demise. This compilation illuminates a group of beings ranging from convicted criminals to the most holy. Some serenely committed their souls to a higher being while others railed against oncoming death. Many are famous, some are notorious, and others blur into a less well-defined subgroup. The majority of entries consist of final spoken words, but a few wills, epitaphs, diaries, and last letters are also included in this collection. A brief sketch of each person includes birth and death dates, country of origin, and a short biographical sketch. Farewells spoken after the turn of the twenty-first century ensure that this compilation has some of the most up-to-date material in this genre.
The Medical, Ethical, and Pastoral Issues of Death and Dying
Author: Abigail Rian Evans
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Is God Still At The Bedside? offers an expert interdisciplinary Christian perspective on the complex web of issues surrounding death and dying. Evans here combines first person stories and interviews with research gathered from the medical, theological, legal, ethical, and pastoral disciplines. Her comprehensive, insightful work will not only benefit families struggling with difficult end-of-life decisions but also inform the doctors, nurses, and pastors who serve them.
A major postgraduate textbook in emergency medicine, covering all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. A comprehensive textbook of adult emergency medicine for trainee doctors - covers all the problems likely to present to a trainee in the emergency department. Chapters are short and concise, with key point boxes (called "Essentials") at the beginning. Also has boxes featuring controversial areas of treatment. Practical and clinically orientated. Major changes to resuscitation guidelines. Complete rewriting of ENT section. Significant updating of following topics - acute coronary syndrome management, trauma, sepsis management, imaging, arrhythmias. Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety. Changes to drug overdose sections in toxicology section.
Sometimes comic, sometimes tragic, this collection turns the rules of storytelling on their head. A series of graphs illustrates the disintegration of a marriage, step by excruciating step. A literary stoush – and an affair – play out in the book review section of a national newspaper. The heartbreaking story of a Rwandan boy is hidden within his English exam paper. A young girl learns her mother’s disturbing secrets through the broken key on a typewriter. Ranging from Australia to Africa to China and back again, The Weight of a Human Heart heralds a fresh new voice in Australian literature. “Stories full of wit, irony, wild invention, love and pain — and sometimes shocking power.” – Paddy O’Reilly “By turns acerbic, playful and serious, O’Neill is equally at home with satire and pathos.” – Cate Kennedy “With each new story O’Neill redefines the boundaries of what is possible” – Patrick Cullen
Gretchen Kohler is an Amana storekeeper's daughter with a secret passion for writing. But artistic pursuits are frowned upon in her conservative Amana village, so she confines her poems and stories to her journals, letting only close friends read them. When a young reporter comes into her store, she believes she's found a kindred spirit. She shares a few of her stories with him--only to have her trust betrayed in the worst of ways, resulting in trouble for her entire community. The scandal is made even worse by the fact that gypsies have camped nearby and seem to be preying upon the Amanans' compassionate, pacifist nature. Will Gretchen lose her job, her reputation, and the love of her childhood beau all because of one bad decision?