The Shoemaker and his Daughter

Author: Conor O'Clery

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473544785

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8433

WINNER OF THE 2020 MICHEL DÉON PRIZE 'O'Clery takes us into the hidden heart of Soviet Russia... An arresting and evocative story' Keggie Carew, author of Dadland 'A tour de force ... Love, politics, murder, wars, and the fracturing of ties, personal and ethnic. O'Clery is a gifted writer' Luke Harding, bestselling author of Collusion The Soviet Union, 1962. Gifted shoemaker Stanislav Suvorov is imprisoned for five years. His crime? Selling his car for a profit. On his release, social shame drives him and his family into voluntary exile in Siberia, 5,000 kilometres from home. In a climate that's unfriendly both geographically and politically, it's their chance to start again. The Shoemaker and His Daughter is an epic story spanning the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union, taking in eighty years of Soviet and Russian history, from Stalin to Putin. Following the footsteps of a remarkable family Conor O'Clery knows well - he is married to the shoemaker's daughter - it's both a compelling insight into life in a secretive world at a siesmic moment in time and a powerful tale of ordinary lives shaped by extraordinary times.

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

Author: Alfred F. Young

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807071420

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 3902

George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

The Shoemaker's Apron: A Second Book of Czechoslovak Fairy Tales and Folk Tales

Author: Parker Fillmore

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 4078

The following book is a collection of Czechian and Slovakian fairytales and folktales. In this volumen, a collection of twenty stories, drawn from original sources, and chosen for their variety of subject and range of interest are showcased, featuring titles such as 'Clever Manka', 'The Devil's Gifts', and 'The Shoemaker's Apron'.


Author: Various,Jan Matulka

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1909302449

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 270

View: 6575

FOLKLORE, TALES, MYTHS AND LEGENDS FROM THE PEOPLE OF THE CZECH AND SLOVAK REPUBLICS THIS is a book of 20 Czech and Slovak Fairy Tales and Folk Tales retold in English by Parker Fillmore, with excellent illustrations and decorations by Jan Matulka. Herein is a collection of twenty stories, drawn from original sources, and chosen for their variety of subject and range of interest with tales like THE TWELVE MONTHS, ZLATOVLASKA THE GOLDEN-HAIRED, THE SHEPHERD'S NOSEGAY, SMOLICHECK, THE NICKERMAN'S WIFE, BATCHA AND THE DRAGON, VITAZKO THE VICTORIOUS and many more. Unlike stories from the Grimm brothers, here are fairy tales conceived with all the gorgeousness of the Slavic imagination; charming little nursery tales that might be told in nurseries the world over; folk tales illustrative of the wit of a canny people; and rollicking devil tales as surprising to the Anglo-Saxon imagination as they are entertaining. They are not in any sense academic translations, but vivid renditions by a man who, besides being a student of folklore, was an accomplished story-teller in his own right. The stories are further embellished by Jan Matulkas exquisite illustrations which capture the essence of the regions culture. Added to this Matulka commences with a vignette which have a distinct Picasso-esque style to them. So, get yourself a warm drink, find a comfy chair and sit back and enjoy the folklore and tales from the Heart of Europe. 33% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.

The Tempest

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A



Page: 465

View: 7152


Author: Anon E Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1296

View: 8471

Herein you will find 5 books containing 84 old Eastern European folk and fairy tales, plus tales of dragons, both magnanimous and evil, tales of princes on their white chargers dashing in to rescue princesses in distress and tales of the little people - the fairy folk who stitch together each and every fairy tale. These books were bestsellers when they were first published, some over 120 years ago, at a time when people REALLY DID BELIEVE in fairies. These are tales from the forests and lane-side hedgerows as well as tales of fairy dances, which only ever occur at midnight under a full moon. And then there are tales of how lowly laborers applied their brains to a situation to win the hand of princesses and become kings of kingdoms. Plus there are other tales of how kings, forever protective of their precious princesses, set ever more difficult challenges to those wanting to win the hand of their daughters, who, of course, are the fairest and most beautiful in all the land! Ideal for parents, grandparents and lovers of fairy tales and of all things magic! In addition this is a unique collection for primary/elementary school libraries. TEACHERS read a page or two from each story at the end of the school day and have your students queuing up to hear the next part of the story day after day. Bibliographic Data ISBN, TITLE, # stories, #pages 978-1-909302-54-9 - Czechoslovak Fairy Tales 15 Stories, 236pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-55-6 - Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen 20 Stories, 398pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-23-5 - The Key of Gold - 23 Czech Folk Tales, 200pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-44-0 - The Shoemaker's Apron - 20 Czechoslovak fairy tales, 270pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-67-9 - Polish Fairy Tales 6 Stories, 192pg Illustrated. So, all-in-all, you will receive 84 stories and tales spread across 1,296 sumptuously illustrated pages. The 6th FREE ebook is Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends from Around the World which contains 15 complimentary folk and fairy tales from the Abela catalogue. Go, find a comfy chair, and sit back with a hot toddy, and enjoy a change of scenery and a change of pace and be whisked away to a land far, far away where only magical things happen.