My Island Home

Author: John Singe

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702233050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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John Singe first arrived at Thursday Island in 1970. Peopled by many wild and wonderful characters, this tropical paradise proved to be no place for the faint-hearted. As a diver, John Singe survived shark attack and frequently faced the Strait’s unpredictable moods when sailing the waters from Cape York to Papua New Guinea. Hunting and fishing expeditions also provided him with an unexpected education.As well as charting one man’s Indiana Jones-like adventures, this entertaining book voyages across contemporary Islander cultures and lifestyles. Much more than a travel saga, My Island Home traces the rewarding journey of its author who continues to be drawn irresistibly to the gregarious people and unlimited horizons of Torres Strait.

Island Home

Author: Anny Scoones

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1771512598

Category: Humor

Page: 240

View: 8355

A collection of humorous essays about Vancouver Island’s unique quirks, from the south end to the north from beloved storyteller, Anny Scoones. Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands have a reputation for their ineffable charisma, laid-back pace, and distinct grooviness. As Anny Scoones travels the length of our beloved Vancouver Island, and visits the little coastal and inland towns and iconic places, she shares her observations, musing on its fascinating and layered history. Whether it’s an account of the chainsaw carving festival in Campbell River, a take on the giant gnome just north of Nanoose Bay, or a description of folks met at the Foggy Mountain Fall Fair in Cumberland, this book takes us to extraordinary locations and introduces us to the people who make this part of the world so compelling. Observe, pause, ponder, and have what Anny likes to call “a little think” on the various characteristics and personalities of these areas. Whether you’re a Lycra-clad cyclist climbing the hills of Mayne Island, a slow food enthusiast besotted with “sexy” apples on Salt Spring Island, or someone dreaming about Vancouver Island as a potential destination, these essays and illustrations will connect you with people and places that seem curiously familiar.

The Island Home

Author: Libby Page

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409188299

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1056

Two decades. Hundreds of miles. A lifetime of secrets. Can coming home mean starting again? 'A perfect, warm escape from these cold, dark times' Kate Eberlen 'Bursting with hope and heart' Cathy Bramley 'Wonderfully engaging . . . beautifully drawn' Mike Gayle 'Radiates warmth, happiness and hope' Veronica Henry ----- Lorna's world is small but safe. She loves her daughter, and the two of them is all that matters. But after nearly twenty years, she and Ella are suddenly leaving London for the Isle of Kip, the tiny remote Scottish island where Lorna grew up. Alice's world is tiny but full. She loves the community on Kip, her yoga classes drawing women across the tiny island together. Now Lorna's arrival might help their family finally mend itself - even if forgiveness means returning to the past... ----- Join the community of bestselling authors who love Libby's hopeful, moving storytelling! 'A wonderfully evocative and enveloping novel about the joys and comforts of community and friendship and a perfect, warm escape from these cold, dark times' Kate Eberlen, author of Miss you and Only You 'A tender tale about stepping out of the shadows of the past and navigating the route to a brighter future....this book not only takes the reader on a journey, but reminds us of the importance of finding our way back home' Mike Gayle, author of All The Lonely People 'The Island Home radiates warmth, happiness and hope. Libby is a truly gifted writer who weaves magic with her every word. Every page is a delight - gentle, comforting, reassuring and utterly charming' Veronica Henry, author of The Beach Hut series 'A tender, life-affirming story bursting with hope and heart' Cathy Bramley, author of My Kind of Happy 'A joy-filled love letter to the power of community and connection, and a sensitive commentary on loneliness and forgiveness too, all of which is conveyed with huge warmth and affection' Celia Reynolds, author of Finding Henry Applebee 'A tender, heartfelt story, The Island Home explores every aspect of love and shows us it's never too late to fix what's broken. I left my heart with Lorna and Alice on the Isle of Kip' Lindsey Kelk, author of In Case You Missed It 'A gorgeous, heart-lifting story of families and the secrets that bind us, with a setting that you can lose yourself in' Rachael Lucas, author of The Village Green Bookshop

Island Home

Author: George Derwent Thomson,Tim Enright

Publisher: Brandon/Mount Eagle


Category: Authors, Irish

Page: 168

View: 5857

Great Blasket Island is a townland in the parish of Dunquin, county Kerry.

Aesthetics and Experience in Music Performance

Author: Elizabeth Mackinlay,Denis Collins,Samantha Owens

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press

ISBN: 1904303501

Category: Music

Page: 372

View: 9743

The present volume is an examination of aesthetics and experience in music over a wide range of areas of contemporary interest to musicology. Early music, the eighteenth century, gender studies, music technology, music education and ethnomusicology are all subsumed and unified under this theme.

Island Song Lyrics Volume 3

Author: Larry W. Jones

Publisher: Larry W Jones

ISBN: 1411606477

Category: Hawaii

Page: 502

View: 1895

Island Song Lyrics Volume 3, by Larry W. Jones (songs #1001-1500) Aloha E Komo Mai! - Welcome to Island Song Lyrics, Volume 3. Tropical islands are made for lovers. As Hawaii calls, so do they all, from the seven seas, to you and me. Once you stand on their shores, you may leave but your heart will remain forever. The mountains, valleys, bays, streams, oceans and reefs all have their siren song to tempt you to return. These song lyrics will do the same. Please enjoy Isalnd Song Lyrics, Volume 3.

Island Songs

Author: Godfrey Baldacchino

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810881772

Category: Music

Page: 340

View: 5710

"Through the close analysis of musical performance and tradition, the scholarly contributiors to Island Songs provide a global review of how island songs, their lyrics, and their singers engage with the challenges of modernity, migration , and social change uncovering common patterns despite the diversity and local character of their subjects"--Cover p. [4].

Medicare's Histories

Author: Esyllt W. Jones,James Hanley,Delia Gavrus

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 0887552846

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 3507

Medicare is arguably Canada’s most valued social program. As federally-supported medicare enters its second half-century, Medicare’s Histories brings together leading social and health historians to reflect on the origins and evolution of medicare and the missed opportunities characterizing its past and present. Embedding medicare in the diverse constituencies that have given it existence and meaning, contributors inquire into the strengths and weaknesses of publicly insured health care and critically examine medicare’s unfinished role in achieving greater health equity for all people in Canada regardless of race, status, gender, class, age, and ability. Fundamental to the stories told in Medicare’s Histories is the essential role played by communities ¬– of activists, critics, health professionals, First Nations, patients, families, and survivors – in driving demands for health reform, in identifying particular omissions and inequities exacerbated or even created by medicare, and in responding to the realities of medicare for those who work in and rely on it. Contributors to this volume show how medicare has been shaped by politics (in the broadest sense of that word), identities, professional organizations, and social movements in Canada and abroad. As COVID lays bare social inequities and the inadequacies of health care delivery and public health, this book shows what was excluded and what was – and is – possible in health care.