Looking for Adventure

Author: Steve Backshall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0857820133

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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A Childhood Dream. A Lost Land. The Journey of a Lifetime. How do you become an explorer? It's a question every child has asked. And, Steve Backshall was no different. But after a rainy-day visit to an exhibition of artefacts from Papua New Guinea, it was a question that began to obsess the seven-year old Backshall. Due to this childhood interest, the vast, untamed wildness of Papua New Guinea was where Backshall forged his unlikely path. From crushing lows of early failures to the extraordinary highs of the BBC's Lost Land of the Volcano expedition, it was this dark island which gave Backshall his opportunity. Full of incredible wildlife, extraordinary wilderness, jungles, cannibals, pitfalls, triumph, danger and excitement, Looking for Adventure is the irresistible, inspiring story of a little boy who let his heart rule his head.

Looking for Mr. Good Witch

Author: Joyce and Jim Lavene

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101625430

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4201


Everyone’s favorite retired witches from Spell Booked have returned and are diving into troubled waters to find a sinister sea witch… WITCHY WOMAN A sea witch has been leaving bodies in her wake up and down the Carolina coast, baffling authorities who are finding drowning victims with no water in their lungs. The fin-icky female will continue to kill young male witches until she finds her perfect man—the one who survives her mating ritual—so she can live for another hundred years. And now coven hopeful Brian Fuller is about to be ensnared in her net. Retired witches Molly and Elsie, along with the ghost of Olivia and her daughter Dorothy, need all the help they can get to stop the sea witch. Aided by a selkie and a crème puff–craving mermaid, they’re determined to keep Brian out of her murky clutches. But are they all about to get in over their heads?

An Introduction to Malory

Author: Terence McCarthy

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 0859913252

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 5407


`Presents in very accessible form the explanatory material which (students) will require. He is well-informed about the basic issues in Malory scholarship and criticism, and his approach is sound.' REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIESThis introduction to Morte Darthuroutlines the book's basic character, followed by a study of the key concepts of love, loyalty, sin and shame. Malory's approach to his material is discussed, as are his sources, and his individual contribution; finally, Maloryand his book are placed in their historical context. Published in 1988 as Reading the Morte Darthur.

The Ultimate Collection of Adventure All Time Bestsellers

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle; Oscar Wilde; Richard Connell; Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4672


The Ultimate Collection of Adventure All Time Bestsellers: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes/ The Importance of Being Earnest/ The Most Dangerous Game/ Walden by Henry. In this Collection, we have created HTML Tables of Contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the eBook) lists the titles of all Collections included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. ---- About Anthology: ----- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published on 14 October 1892. It contains the earliest short stories featuring the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, which had been published in twelve monthly issues of The Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The stories are collected in the same sequence, which is not supported by any fictional chronology. The only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson and all are related in the first-person narrative from Watson's point of view. In general, the stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes identify and try to correct social injustices. Holmes is portrayed as offering a new, fairer sense of justice. The stories were well received, and boosted the subscriptions figures of The Strand Magazine, prompting Doyle to be able to demand more money for his next set of stories. The first story, "A Scandal in Bohemia", includes the character of Irene Adler, who, despite being featured only within this one story by Doyle, is a prominent character in modern Sherlock Holmes adaptations, generally as a love interest for Holmes. Doyle included four of the twelve stories from this collection in his twelve favorite Sherlock Holmes stories, picking "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" as his overall favorite. ---- The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements and lovers’ entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. The rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of ---- The Most Dangerous Game The Most Dangerous Game, also published as The Hounds of Zaroff, is a short story by Richard Connell first published in Collier's magazine on January 19, 1924. It features a big-game hunter from New York who falls off a yacht and swims to an isolated island in the Caribbean where he is hunted by a Cossack aristocrat. The story is an adaptation of the big-game hunting safaris in Africa and South America that were fashionable among wealthy Americans in the 1920s. ---- Walden Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in a second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. Walden was written so that the stay appears to be a year, with expressed seasonal divisions. Thoreau called it an experiment in simple living. Walden is neither a novel nor a true autobiography, but a social critique of the Western World, with each chapter heralding some aspect of humanity that needed to be either renounced or praised.

The Adventures of Robbie Rabbit and Rando Racoon

Author: Phyllis Heinly

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524671347

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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The Adventures of Robbie Rabbit and Rando Raccoon was written to stimulate a childs imagination and spirit of adventure. It was written many years ago for a friends child who was sick at the time. This story may never have been published. It has remained in the files of the writer, forgotten for twenty or more years. Today, Robbie Rabbit and Rando Raccoon have finally seen the light, with hopes of bringing renewed excitement and healing powers to many children who may enjoy daydreaming about nature and the animals that surround us all

Trout Adventures: North America

Author: Bob W. Willis

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press

ISBN: 1932098984

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 6849


Author Bob Willis has documented decades of flyfishing for every salmonid species in North America in this intriguing new book. Willis' insatiable appetite for adventure keeps every trip interesting, down craggy dirt roads miles from anywhere. The author catches over 25 species and subspecies, including Apache & gila trout, arctic char, blueback trout, brooks, browns (landlocked and sea-run), bulls, aurora trout, Dollies, lakers, splake, steelhead, goldens, cutthroat (all subspecies), cuttbows, tigers, grayling, sunapee (they do exist), redband, whitefish and more. Every corner of North America is fished, from Iceland (part of it is considered North America) to Alaska and all fishy spots in between. Willis' personal writing style seeks to bring readers with him on each journey, waiting out cattle drives, changing flat tires, hooking surprise rod-bending fish, and up sheer mountainsides continent-wide. Detailed trip information is included at the end of each chapter to help you plan your trip. Whether you want to fish for the rare and common salmonids of North America or you enjoy a good flyfishing adventure, this is an exciting read and book.

Destination Bethlehem

Author: J. Barrie Shepherd

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498209238

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 5680


This book is intended as a devotional guide for the Advent season. Through the mediums of meditations, poetry, and prayer, it offers a spiritual resource for readers seeking to explore the many dimensions of this beloved season, and to deepen their appreciation of its mystery and wonder. Each day the reader is provided with either a prose meditation, based in Scripture, or a selection of poems, composed around the traditional themes of Advent/Christmas. The overall effect is that of a journey--a journey which moves, devotionally, through the days and weeks of December, toward Bethlehem, the stable, and the manger. Images, incidents, impressions, and items from the daily news are woven together to form a rich and rewarding tapestry, a pathway leading onward, an open door into the quiet places of the soul. Christmas Eve and Day are given special treatment, followed by a final section covering New Year's Day and the twelve days of Christmas. The book also provides a source of creative imagery and language for clergy, and other worship leaders, as they face the challenges of speaking traditional truths in a new and inviting way. Yet another use would be as a small group study guide for Advent.