The Small Hand

Author: Susan Hill

Publisher: Profile Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 167

View: 551

NOW A MAJOR TV DRAMA Late one summer evening, antiquarian bookseller Adam Snow is returning from a client visit when he takes a wrong turn. He stumbles across a derelict Edwardian house, and compelled by curiosity, approaches the door. Standing before the entrance, he feels the unmistakable sensation of a small cold hand creeping into his own, 'as if a child had taken hold of it'. At first he is merely puzzled by the odd incident but then begins to suffer attacks of fear and panic, and is visited by nightmares. He is determined to learn more 'about the house and its once-magnificent, now overgrown garden but when he does so, he receives further, increasingly sinister, visits from the small hand.

The Small Hand & Dolly

Two Novellas

Author: Susan Hill

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 443

A HAUNTING PAIR OF GHOST STORIES FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE WOMAN IN BLACK The Small Hand Antiquarian bookseller Adam Snow is returning from a client visit when he takes a wrong turn and stumbles upon a derelict Edwardian house with a lush, overgrown garden. As he approaches the door, he is startled to feel the unmistakable sensation of a small, cold hand creeping into his own, almost as though a child has taken hold of it. Shaken, he returns home to find himself plagued by nightmares. But when he decides to investigate the house’s mysteries, he is troubled by increasingly sinister visitations. Dolly After being orphaned at a young age, Edward Cayley is sent to spend the summer with his forbidding Aunt Kestrel at Iyot house, her decaying estate on the damp, lonely fens in the west of England. With him is his spoiled, spiteful cousin Leonora. And when Leonora’s birthday wish for a beautiful doll is denied, she unleashes a furious rage which will haunt Edward through the years to come.

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists

Author: Lora Deahl

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 592

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists brings together information from biomechanics, ergonomics, physics, anatomy, medicine, and piano pedagogy to focus on the subject of small-handedness. The first comprehensive study of its kind, the book opens with an overview of historical, anatomical, and pedagogical perspectives and redresses long-held biases concerning those who struggle at the piano because of issues with hand size. A discussion of work efficiency, the human anatomy, and the constraints of physics serves as the theoretical basis for a focused analysis of healthy movement and piano technique as they relate to small-handedness. Separate chapters deal with specific alternative approaches: redistribution, refingering, strategies to maximize reach and power, and musical solutions for technical problems. Richly illustrated with hundreds of examples from a wide range of piano repertoire, the book is an incomparable resource for piano teachers and students, written in language that is accessible to a broad audience. It balances scholastic rigor with practical experience in the field to demonstrate that the unique physical and musical needs of the small-handed can be addressed in sensitive and appropriate ways.

The Small Hand Field

Author: Trevino Brings Plenty



Category: Poetry

Page: 154

View: 237

"This collection began when I noticed by son's miniature hands were mirrors of my own. This observation sparked an investigation into my childhood memories. My thesis manuscript: The Small Hand Field, opens with the point of view of a contemporary Lakota child's engagement with their world then transitions into the perspective of an adult speaker. In the latter part of the manuscript, the collection presents, through syntax and typographic experimentation, the complexities of adult Indian life informed by early childhood experiences of joy and trauma."--Statement of aesthetics.

The Injured Hand

A Clinical Handbook for General Surgeons

Author: Hans R. Mittelbach

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Medical

Page: 245

View: 847

A specialist in hand surgery will not be available at all hospitals for some years. In the meantime, the fate of the patient will continue to rest in the hands of the surgeon who first treats him. It is essential, therefore, that both the novice and the accomplished surgeon have a sound grasp of the diagnostic and therapeutic fundamentals of hand surgery. The material in this book is presented in a clear, practical manner by a general surgeon who has successfully practiced hand surgery; the result is an especially useful and rewarding book. Many acute situations in hand surgery are not as complicated as they appear to be, whereas other problems can be handled only after much study and experience. Based on his experience with over 7000 general and emergency opera tions yearly at the Ludwigshafen Surgical Clinic and after years of inten sive work in the field of hand surgery, my medical chief, Dr. H. R. Mittelbach, has taken the time and trouble to write this handbook for general and clinical practice. For the practicing surgeon and especially the resident, the most important aspects of the treatment of hand injuries have been presented in a clear, concise manner. The didactic excellence of the material, its novel format, and the simple yet forceful drawings that obviate lengthy text descriptions enable the reader to become quickly oriented. However, the book is more thanjust a "cookbook" for quick reference.

Fundamentals of Hand and Wrist Imaging

Author: Giuseppe Guglielmi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Medical

Page: 518

View: 329

This book provides a complete overview of all modalities used for hand and wrist imaging, along with a complete overview of the various disease entities that can be diagnosed. As a state-of-the-art overview of hand and wrist imaging it is a reference work for radiologists, hand surgeons, orthopedists, traumatologists, rheumatologists and internists and their residents in training. The chapters are written by experts in musculoskeletal radiology from various European countries and the USA.

Songs without Words (Complete)

Author: Felix Mendelssohn

Publisher: Alfred Music


Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 775

These 48 pieces were composed over a period of two decades, beginning in 1832, and published in eight groups of six each. Many of these songs were dedicated to the women in Mendelssohn's life and reflect the sunniest qualities of his melodiousness, spontaneity and invention. Maurice Hinson has skillfully researched and edited these works back to their original form and provides a very informative introduction, which includes many detailed suggestions for a stylistic interpretation and performance, as well as biographical information on the composer's life.

Shadows of the Circle

Conic Sections, Optimal Figures and Non-Euclidean Geometry

Author: Vagn Lundsgaard Hansen

Publisher: World Scientific


Category: Mathematics

Page: 111

View: 637

The aim of this book is to throw light on various facets of geometry through development of four geometrical themes. The first theme is about the ellipse, the shape of the shadow east by a circle. The next, a natural continuation of the first, is a study of all three types of conic sections, the ellipse, the parabola and the hyperbola. The third theme is about certain properties of geometrical figures related to the problem of finding the largest area that can be enclosed by a curve of given length. This problem is called the isoperimetric problem. In itself, this topic contains motivation for major parts of the curriculum in mathematics at college level and sets the stage for more advanced mathematical subjects such as functions of several variables and the calculus of variations. Here, three types of conic section are discussed briefly. The emergence of non-Euclidean geometries in the beginning of the nineteenth century represents one of the dramatic episodes in the history of mathematics. In the last theme the non-Euclidean geometry in the Poincare disc model of the hyperbolic plane is developed.


Author: Dale Allen

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 805

The last days are upon us. In the near future, a man will find his destiny by looking deep into the past. The battle for man's birthright will no longer be fought in the shadows. Against a great evil, a handful of brave humans have preserved man's hope in the darkest of days. In the vast darkness, a small gem shines with the light for the future. A beacon of hope for those who seek its shelter. A place known as Sanctuary.

Sword of Faith

A true story of one man’s struggles when he is caught between the battles of demons and angels in the world of dreams.

Author: Wayne Louis

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 104

View: 105

Mr. Louis discovers that the monsters in his dreams were real? This is a true story about one person who finds out that the monsters in his dreams were real. And they were not just monsters, but demons. After years of being trapped between the struggles of demons and angels Mr. Louis finds out the meaning of his dreams. “A Demon at the Door” is this author’s recount from early childhood to adulthood where he is caught in an old battle between demons and angels for the world of dreams. Sadly, betrayal comes in many forms as not all demons are hideous monsters that visited him in his dreams. And betrayal comes in the form of innocent asking for help. Wayne Louis discovers too late that not only demons cannot be trusted, but angels too have an agenda. Mr. Lewis finds out that he is just a pawn in a battle between evil and good. Even his guardian angel had a mission greater than saving Mr. Louis.