Author: Judith Pallott,Elena Katz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Social Science
View: 1158The Russian Federation has one of the largest prison populations in the world. Women in particular are profoundly affected by the imprisonment of a family member. Families and Punishment in Russia details the experiences of these women-be they wives, mothers, girlfriends, daughters-who, as relatives of Russia's three-quarters of a million prisoners, are the "invisible victims" of the country's harsh penal policy. A pioneering work that offers a unique lens through which various aspects of life in twenty-first century Russia can be observed: the workings of criminal sub-cultures; societal attitudes to parenthood, marriage and marital fidelity; young women's quests for a husband; nostalgia for the Soviet period; state strategies towards dealing with political opponents; and the social construction of gender roles.
Author: Kate Llewellyn
Category: Authors, Australian
View: 356A deeply satisfying diary of gardening, family, friends, ageing and renewal.
Author: Robyn Young
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 3571From the burning plains of Syria to the filthy backstreets of Paris and London, the Brethren trilogy is the story of Will Campbell, coming of age in a time of conspiracy, passion, politics and war. Will has been brought up from boyhood in the ways of the all-powerful Order of the Knights Templar. With a tragedy in his past that looms over his future, he faces a long, hard apprenticeship to the foul-tempered scholar Everard, before he can have any chance of becoming a Knight. As he struggles to survive in the harsh discipline of the Temple, Will must try to make sense of many things: his own past, the dangerous mystery that surrounds Everard, and his confused feelings for Elwen, the strong-willed young woman whose path seems always to cross his own. Meanwhile, a new star is rising in the East. A ruthless fighter and brilliant tactician, the former slave Baybars has become one of the greatest generals and rulers of his time. Haunted by his early life, he is driven by an unquenchable desire to free his people from the European invaders of his homeland. With page-turning suspense and thrilling action, the Brethren trilogy brilliantly evokes that extraordinary clash of civilizations known in the West as the Crusades. Robyn Young portrays a rich cast of characters, reflecting on each side greed, ambition and religious fanaticism, as well as courage, love and faith.
Author: Sarah Holland-Batt
Publisher: Black Inc.
View: 8924‘Above all, poetry – for both its readers and its writers – is a form that demands attentiveness and active intelligence. It treats language as a volatile and charged commodity, and one whose subtleties and nuances are worth puzzling over.’ —Sarah Holland-Batt Award-winning poet, critic, editor and academic Sarah Holland-Batt takes the helm as editor of this year’s Best Australian Poems. Demonstrating the diversity, inventive brilliance and dynamism of our country’s finest poets, this collection features work from both rising stars and well-known figures, and presents a dazzling array of themes and styles. Whether addressing biotechnology or domestic violence, migrant experience or the natural world, the poems in this anthology are sure to inspire, provoke and move. Poets include Martin Harrison, Judith Beveridge, Clive James, Keven Brophy, Joanne Burns, Les Murray, Pam Brown, Eileen Chong, Luke Davies, Laurie Duggan, Geoff Page, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Toby Fitch, Robert Gray, Lisa Gorton, Natalie Harkin, John Kinsella, Felicity Plunkett, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Billy Marshall Stoneking, Cate Kennedy, David Malouf, Julie Chevalier, Lionel G. Fogarty and many more…
Author: Jeffrey Brown
View: 5244Montgomery "Monty" Graves thought he had a future full of promise, one secure in God's love. But when neighborhood hoodlums gun down his grandmother, Monty turns his back on the church, loses his faith, and begins a lifetime of struggle. Monty shuffles between foster care homes and is expelled from numerous schools, but he never finds the peace he once had when his grandmother was alive. His two friends, Jenaye and B.J., provide one source of comfort, but it's not enough. After college, Monty lands a top corporate job, works his way up the ladder, and is promoted to vice president. He's trying to start a relationship with Jenaye, but there's something holding him back. Could it be his vendetta against God? But God has plans for Monty, and they don't include additional wealth or success. Monty is about to be brought to his knees like never before, and he can either accept his fate or cling to the past.
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
View: 7183Contained within this antique book is a comprehensive and easy-to-follow handbook for the designing and construction of garden furniture out of wood. A wonderful text full of handy tips and helpful illustrations, this guide is perfect for the novice and will also be of value to those with previous carpentry experience. Containing information on tools, materials, and technique, this text provides everything a novice could possibly need to know on the subject. The chapters of this book include: Spin-roof Greenhouse, Summerhouse, Garden Seat, Lawn Table, Trellis Screen, Garden Shelter, Garden Lights, Rabbit Hutches, Garden Frames, Basket, Chairs and Tables for Lawn, Field Gates, Picnic Table, Fencing, Trellis, Observation Beehive, Garden Steps, Bird-nesting House, et cetera. We are proud to republish this antiquarian book now complete with a new introduction on woodworking.