"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English for the first time, will enchant and inspire an even wider audience of readers for generations to come. The Alchemist is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, above all, following our dreams.
Dark Between Shadows is a collection of short stories, united only by having a twist in the tale. The plots range from speculative fiction to real crime with a smidgen of humour added. The length of the tales varies too, from short and sweet to quite lengthy, so there is reading material to suit all tastes and situations. Surprises leap from the darkness to astound readers with the ending they least expect. Dark Between Shadows takes you down a winding path of alternating light and shade. Follow this path to the end; turn every corner, inspect each area, but beware. Hiding in the Dark Between Shadows are all manner of unexpected things. Things waiting to shock, astonish and surprise, ready to leap out and startle... you! This is the second book of short stories by Jill Vance. The first is The Other Side of the Door, a similar collection of short stories with unexpected endings.
Alex Sanders, founder of the Alexandrian tradition of Witchcraft and known to many as “King of the Witches,” lived a life of mythic proportions. Rising out of virtual obscurity to become one of the most charismatic and controversial figures of modern Wicca, Alex was many things to many people. A teacher, friend, father, husband. In short, a man like any other man. And yet his was a life lived without compromise. His personal vision of Witchcraft and his tireless love for the Goddess would influence thousands of seekers who would come after and inspire a new generation toward the Inner Mysteries. But Alex's saintly side was as grand as his demonic side. He could inspire hate as easily as love. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Alex was ever the showman. He cared little for the opinion of others and kept true to his own ideal despite the consequences. His was a life well lived, but like any other life, was built of extremes - light, dark, joy, and despair. For the first time ever, Jimahl di Fiosa tells the true story of Alex Sanders - neither demon nor saint - but somewhere in between the two.
Harry Preston says goodbye to the provinces and comes to London looking for life and adventure. It is the mid 50s and he soon finds himself in the impoverished and slightly seedy world of the emerging Beat Generation.
Organizations change. They grow, they adapt, they evolve. The effects of organizational change are important, varied and complex and analyzing and understanding them is vital for students, academics and researchers in all business schools. The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change offers a comprehensive and authoritative overview of the field. The volume brings together the very best contributors not only from the field of organizational change, but also from adjacent fields, such as strategy and leadership. These contributors offer fresh and challenging insights to the mainstream themes of this discipline. Surveying the state of the discipline and introducing new, cutting-edge themes, this book is a valuable reference source for students and academics in this area.
DK Eyewitness USA travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions this fascinating country has on offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations and detailed maps discover the USA region-by region; from the snow-drenched rockies to the Arizona desert. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs from where best to see the fiery colours of New England's fall foliage to sampling island-life in Hawaii with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, resorts, restaurants and nightlife in each region for all budgets. You'll find 3D cutaways and floorplans of all the must-see sites plus street-by-street maps of all the great American cities and towns. DK Eyewitness USA explores the culture, history, architecture and art of this diverse country not forgetting the best scenic routes and the country's magnificent national parks. With up-to-date information on getting around by train, car, walking in cities and all the sights and resorts listed town by town, DK Eyewitness USA is indispensable. Don’t miss a thing on your holiday with the DK Eyewitness USA
Through the personal story of Yasmin's family and the food and recipes they've shared together, The Settler's Cookbook tells the history of Indian migration to the UK via East Africa. Her family was part of the mass exodus from India to East Africa during the height of British imperial expansion, fleeing famine and lured by the prospect of prosperity under the empire. In 1972, expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin, they moved to the UK, where Yasmin has made her home with an Englishman. The food she cooks now combines the traditions and tastes of her family's hybrid history. Here you'll discover how shepherd's pie is much enhanced by sprinkling in some chilli, Victoria sponge can be enlivened by saffron and lime, and the addition of ketchup to a curry can be life-changing ...