The Blue Afternoon

Author: William Boyd

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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WINNER OF THE SUNDAY EXPRESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Achingly memorable' The Times ________________________________ A quest for secrets in the blue afternoon . . . Los Angeles, 1936. Kay Fischer, a young and ambitious architect, is being followed by an old man. When confronted, he explains that his name is Salvador Carriscant - and that he is her father. In a matter of weeks Kay will join Salvador on an extraordinary journey as they delve back into his past to not only learn the truth behind her own birth, but also to discover the whereabouts of a woman long thought dead - and to uncover the identity of a killer. ________________________________ 'The finest storyteller of his generation' Daily Telegraph 'An extraordinary story' John Mortimer, Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year 'Terrific' Jeremy Paxman, Independent, Books of the Year 'Richly entertaining' Independent 'A brilliant achievement' Time Out

Out of the Blue

A 24-Hour Skywatcher's Guide

Author: John Naylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 615

A 24-hour practical guide to skywatching.

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

Author: Douglas E. Christie

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 981

Drawing on insights from the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of such figures as Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and others, Christie forges a distinctively contemplative vision of ecological spirituality that could, he contends, serve to ground the work of ecological restoration.





Category: Armored vehicles, Military


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The Shadows of Home

Author: Jerod Scott

Publisher: Booktango


Category: Fiction


View: 989

An old woman roams the upstairs hallways of her home with an old lantern each night. She tells her husband that a spirit of a young woman is haunting the house. Her husband begins to believe that she is loosing her mind and vows to stay up with her to prove that what she is seeing isn't real. She insist the spirit has a message for both of them. Both of the characters are already haunted by memories of a house that once bustled with children. They go deep into the darkness of the house looking for answers.

Get Carter

Author: Ted Lewis

Publisher: Soho Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 264

Famously adapted into the iconic film starring Michael Caine, Get Carter—originally published as Jack’s Return Home—ranks among the most canonical of crime novels. With a special Foreword by Mike Hodges, director of Get Carter It’s a rainy night in the mill town of Scunthorpe when a London fixer named Jack Carter steps off a northbound train. He’s left the neon lights and mod lifestyle of Soho behind to come north to his hometown for a funeral—his brother Frank’s. Frank was very drunk when he drove his car off a cliff and that doesn’t sit well with Jack. Mild-mannered Frank never touched the stuff. Jack and Frank didn’t exactly like one another. They hadn’t spoken in years and Jack is far from the sentimental type. So it takes more than a few people by surprise when Jack starts plying his trade in order to get to the bottom of his brother’s death. Then again, Frank’s last name was Carter, and that’s Jack’s name too. Sometimes that’s enough. Set in the late 1960s amidst the smokestacks and hardcases of the industrial north of England, Get Carter redefined British crime fiction and cinema alike. Along with the other two novels in the Jack Carter Trilogy, it is one of the most important crime novels of all time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Eliza and the Blue Rose

Author: Dawn Eagle

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 463

Liverpool in 1865 is a cold miserable place for Eliza, a young mother, who has nowhere to live and finds it impossible to earn a living, so she takes drastic measures merely to survive. When she meets Maude who offers her the opportunity to travel to Sydney, Australia, she accepts and sets out on an exciting new adventure on the high seas. Does she settle in this strange new land, and will she find love and establish a home and family? Follow Elizas journey as she matures and learns to make a new life for herself, finding satisfaction in her roses.

A Bolt from the Blue

The Epic True Story of Danger, Daring, and Heroism at 13,000 Feet

Author: Jennifer Woodlief

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 625

FIVE INJURED CLIMBERS. TEN SEASONED RANGERS. ONE IMPOSSIBLE RESCUE. On the afternoon of July 26, 2003, six vacationing mountain climbers ascended the peak of the Grand Teton in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Rain and colliding air currents blew in, and soon a massive electrical charge began to build. As the group began to retreat from its location, a colossal lightning bolt struck and pounded through the body of every climber. One of the six died instantly, one lay critically injured next to her body, and four dangled perilously into the chasm below. In riveting, page-turning prose, veteran journalist Jennifer Woodlief tells the story of the climb, the arrival of the storm, and the unprecedented rescue by the Jenny Lake Rangers, one of the most experienced climbing search-and-rescue teams in the country. Against the dramatic landscape of the Teton Range, Woodlief brings to life the grueling task of the rangers, a band of colorful characters who tackle one of the riskiest, most physically demanding jobs in the world. By turns terrifying and exhilarating, A Bolt from the Blue is both a testament to human courage and an astonishing journey into one of history’s most dangerous mountain rescues.