The Zahir

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Compulsive behavior

Page: 371

View: 571

The protagonist of this novel is a renowned author who writes about spirituality and once went on pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. On a return visit, he's abandoned by his wife, who leaves no trace of herself behind.

Dark Between Shadows

Author: Jill Vance

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

View: 246

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.

Adrift in Soho

Author: Colin Wilson

Publisher: Five Leaves

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 802

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.

Exotic England

The Making of a Curious Nation

Author: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Publisher: Portobello Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

View: 291

England may be a small country on a small island, but its inhabitants have always had a boundless curiosity about the world beyond their shoreline. From the nation's modern origins in the Renaissance, travellers have eagerly roamed the globe and been enticed by the diversity and richness of other civilizations. And while this appetite for adventure has often been tainted by aggression or exploitation, the English have also carried within them a capacity to soak up new experiences and ideas and to weave them into every aspect of life back home, from language and literature to customs and culture. Here we trace this golden thread of otherness through five centuries of English history to reveal how it has shaped the buildings, flavoured the food, powered the economy, and created a truly diverse society. Today, when England is no longer synonymous with Britain and the English ask themselves who they are, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown paints a sumptuous and illuminating portrait of who they have been and brings a fresh, invigorating perspective on what 'Englishness' really means.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: USA

USA

Author:

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 800

View: 697

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

The Alchemist - 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 873

"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.