A Long Stride Shortens the Road

Poems of Scotland

Author: Donald Smith

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd


Category: Poetry

Page: 125

View: 2654

Ranging from a celebration of the Holyrood parliament to a dialogue between Jamie Saxt and a skull, from a proposed national anthem to an autobiographical journey through pre-history, this book traverses a Scotland that is irrevocably independent of spirit, yet universal in outlook.

Hamish Henderson

Poetry Becomes People (1952-2002)

Author: Timothy Neat

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857904876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 374

Hamish Henderson lived one of the great lives of twentieth-century Scotland, a dramatic life of epic European scale, a life of major artistic, political and spiritual achievement. This biography looks at Henderson's contribution to the folk revival and his involvement with The People's Festival Ceilidhs of the early 1950s.

Between Ourselves

Author: Donald Smith

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1909912042

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 558

The six months that Robert Burns spent in Edinburgh, between the Aryshire years and the short-lived maturity in Dumfries, were an intense time in the life of a poet who became a Scottish hero. Burns is an icon, but he is a flawed one. The great bard was fond of drink, women and over familiar with Edinburgh's underworld. He was often conflicted with crippling self-doubt about his talents and bitter about his place in society.Duringhis short time in Edinburgh, Burns had dealings with the infamous Deacon Brodie; was struck by inspiration and failed by his muse; and, fell in love with two unavailable women and bedded many more than that. While never straying from accepted Burns' history, this remarkable novel imagines the life of Burns' in those months to discover the flesh and blood man behind the legend.BACK COVERAmong the dirt and smoke of 18th century Edinburgh, the great poet ponders his next move. Frustrated with the Edinburgh literati and the tight purse of his publisher, Burns finds distraction in the capital's dark underbelly.Midnight assignations with working girls and bawdy rhymes for his tavern friends are interupted when he is unexpectedly called to a mysterious meeting with a dangerous man. But then Burns falls in love, perhaps the only real love in a lifetime of casual romances, with beautiful Nancy, the inspiration for 'Ae Fond Kiss'.Donald Smith has woven the real life love affair of Nancy and Burns into a tantalising tale of passion and betrayal, binding historical fact and fiction together to create an intimate portrait of Burns the man.

Complete Horse Riding Manual

Author: William Micklem

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409378845

Category: Pets

Page: 400

View: 1635

Gallop your way to horse riding success with this comprehensive and bestselling handbook Perfect your equestrian skills with the Complete Horse Riding Manual. Suitable for horse riders of all ages and all abilities it will guide you through every stage of the riding process from the first time in the saddle to mastering advanced riding skills. Revised and updated to include all the latest techniques and equipment, you'll find everything you need to know about dressage, show jumping, cross country and young horse training as well as how to find and develop your ultimate horse, all presented in spectacular visual detail. Professional tips on mental and physical preparation for both horse and rider from internationally renowned horse trainer, William Micklem, will ensure equestrian excellence - Complete Horse Riding Manual is a truly thoroughbred guide.

Into the Blue Wavelengths

Love Poems and Elegies

Author: Roderick Watson

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd


Category: Poetry

Page: 84

View: 327

Roderick Watson is a poet of introspection and retrospection. In the rich distillation of his language, the images of a remembered picnic, a Tuscan encounter, an out-of-date postcard, a holiday cottage -all these assume an iconic intensity in the quiet deliberation of this verse. Roderick Watson is a poet who ponders rather than postures. Each one of these poems, in his accomplished Scots as well as in English, is a pleasure to read, to re-read and to remember. --Philip Hobsbaum

The English Spy

Author: Donald Smith

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781905222827

Category: Fiction

Page: 173

View: 9204

Propagandist, spy for England, and novelist-to-be Daniel Defoe is caught up in this tale of intrigue and betrayal. Through his relationship with a beautiful Jacobite and a landlady who is not what she seems, Defoes espionage uncovers a scandal as poisonous as a nest of vipers.

Sun Behind the Castle

Edinburgh Poems

Author: Angus Calder

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd


Category: Poetry

Page: 104

View: 7601

The Edinburgh of Angus Calder's poems is not the city of summer tourism and landmark buildings. It is the all-the-year-round arena of lingering mists or brilliant sunlight on grey stone, where seagulls and pigeons command the early-morning streets, curlers sweep their ice at Murrayfield and coarse sportsmen revel on the Meadows.

Small Press Publishers of Scotland

Idealists and Romantics 1922-2006: With a Checklist of Publications from Small Scottish Literary Publishers 1920-2006

Author: Duncan Glen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780861421763

Category: Publishers and publishing

Page: 112

View: 4648


Neale's Disorders of the Foot

Author: Paul Frowen,Maureen O'Donnell,J. Gordon Burrow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044288

Category: Medical

Page: 716

View: 1926

Neale’s Disorders of the Foot remains the essential resource for students and practitioners of podiatry. All the common conditions encountered in day-to-day podiatric practice are reviewed and their diagnoses and management described along with areas of related therapeutics. Students will find in this one volume everything they need to know about foot disorders and their treatment in order to pass their examinations, while practitioners will continue to appreciate the book’s accessibility and relevance to their daily practice. The new eighth edition is more indispensable than ever before with all contributions revised and brought up to date, colour photographs throughout, an all-new clear and accessible full colour design, and its own website including a full image library, video clips of key techniques and interactive self-assessment questions. Whether you need quick reference or more detailed information, the new and improved Neale’s Disorders of the Foot is ready to serve the needs of a new generation of podiatry students and practitioners.

Action Analysis for Animators

Author: Chris Webster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136136533

Category: Art

Page: 408

View: 3554

Action Analysis is one of the fundamental princples of animation that underpins all types of animation: 2d, 3d, computer animation, stop motion, etc. This is a fundamental skill that all animators need to create polished, believable animation. An example of Action Analysis would be Shrek's swagger in the film, Shrek. The animators clearly understood (through action analysis) the type of walk achieved by a large and heavy individual (the real) and then applied their observations to the animated character of an ogre (the fantastic). It is action analysis that enabled the animation team to visually translate a real life situation into an ogre's walk, achieving such fantastic results. Key animation skills are demonstrated with in-depth illustrations, photographs and live action footage filmed with high speed cameras. Detailed Case Studies, practical assignments and industry interviews ground action analysis methodology with real life examples. Action Analysis for Animators is a essential guide for students, amateurs and professionals.

Deadly Avenger

Author: Jeffrey Lee Shannon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557064058


Page: 531

View: 9142

The humble life of Cletus Grange abruptly changes on a quiet Sunday afternoon when Green Bay Homicide Detective Vince London drives him to the city morgue for a positive ID of his daughter, Cindy, twenty-one, whose battered body was found dumped in a cornfield. Within twenty-four hours the suspect is behind bars. The autopsy reveals she had also been drugged and raped. Grange notifies his ex-wife, then disappears immediately following the funeral, his repair shop closed and the house abandoned. With the Wisconsin penal code rejecting capital punishment, Grange has no interest in the trial or the sentence. Not until he is inside the walls himself, face to face with the murderer, will the wheels of true justice begin to turn. A life for a life--and Clete will be the executioner.

Dph Sports Series-Baseball

Author: H.C.Dubey

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788171414734


Page: 224

View: 3240

Contents: Introduction, Pitching, Catching, Batting, Base Running, Bunting, Team Offense.

Range of Ghosts

Author: Elizabeth Bear

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429986484

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8362

A powerful new fantasy from Hugo award–winning author Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts creates a world both deep and broad, where a sorcerer-prince seeks world domination for the glory of his God. Temur, grandson of the Great Khan, is walking from a battlefield where he was left for dead. All around lie the fallen armies of his cousin and his brother who made war to rule the Khaganate. Temur is now the legitimate heir by blood to his grandfather's throne, but he is not the strongest. Going into exile is the only way to survive his ruthless cousin. Once-Princess Samarkar is climbing the thousand steps of the Citadel of the Wizards of Tsarepheth. She was heir to the Rasan Empire until her father got a son on a new wife. Then she was sent to be the wife of a Prince in Song, but that marriage ended in battle and blood. Now she has renounced her worldly power to seek the magical power of the wizards. These two will come together to stand against the hidden cult that has so carefully brought all the empires of the Celadon Highway to strife and civil war through guile and deceit and sorcerous power. The Eternal Sky Trilogy #1 Range of Ghosts #2 Shattered Pillars #3 Steles of the Sky At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Try Tracking! the Puppy Tracking Primer

Author: Carolyn Krause

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617810150

Category: Dogs

Page: N.A

View: 346

Tracking is something that comes naturally to each and every dog, no matter what age, what breed or what size. Teaching your dog to track is the perfect to way to spend time together, build your relationship, and challenge both of you mentally and physically. You can teach very young puppies to track even before they can start formal obedience training, and these positive methods work with adult dogs, too. Tracking is fun both you and your dog when you use these positive methods. Any age dog can be taught to track-6 week-old puppies on up to senior citizens. It improves fitness for both dog and owner! It is mentally stimulating for both of you. You'll gain a new-found respect for just how smart your dog is.

The First Kiss

A Boy’s Path to Manhood

Author: Ernest F. Payne

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490826491

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5979

The book follows WB, a young genius, as he moves through his life and becomes a man. He has lost both parents, and thus he became homeless. He strikes out on his own using tools his parents have taught him. He lives alone in a tree his first winter. He follows different people he meets, and they mutually impact each other’s lives. He has personal obstacles to overcome such as being only twelve years old and having albinism. The characters are both interesting and realistic; they really bring the story to life, compelling the reader to discover the outcome.

Understanding Athletics

Author: Julia Hickey

Publisher: Coachwise 1st4sport

ISBN: 9781905540136

Category: Athletics

Page: 72

View: 6048

Part of the "Understanding Sports" series, this title helps you unpick the complex rules, structures and jargon of Athletics. Filled with interactive tasks, photos, FAQs, player profiles and web links, it acts both as a quick reference guide as well as an interactive learning journey, for both parents and kids.

Dark Thicket

Author: Elmer Kelton

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429978392

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 551

One of America's greatest Western storytellers, Elmer Kelton has been voted the greatest Western writers of all time by the Western Writers of America. Dark Thicket is one of his many classic tales of the history of his home state of Texas. Young Owen Danforth rides home to Texas as a wounded Confederate soldier, at a time when his home state is as savagely divided as his nation. As a grievously wounded America staggers toward the inevitable end of the Civil War, secessionist "home guards" and staunch Union loyalists fight their own bloody battles on a more local scale. For Owen, sick to death of fighting and yearning for peace and recuperation, his homecoming is bittersweet. And when his blood ties force him to choose a side in an unwinnable conflict, Owen begins to wonder if he will ever see peace in Texas again. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Matter of Honour

Author: Jeffrey Archer

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330523392

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 9357

The opening of a letter leads to a desperate chase across Europe in A Matter of Honour by Jeffrey Archer, one of the world's bestselling novelists. Adam Scott listens to the reading of his father's will, aware that the contents can only be meagre. The Colonel, after all, had nothing to leave – except a letter he had never opened himself, a letter that can only bring further disgrace to the family name. Against his mother's advice, Adam opens the letter, and immediately realizes his life can never be the same again. The contents leave him with no choice but to follow a course his father would have described as a matter of honour.

Reflections on Riding and Jumping

Winning Techniques for Serious Riders

Author: William Steinkraus

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766029

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 9060

A revised and updated edition of a classic work on horses and horsemanship by one of the most acclaimed riders in show jumping history.

Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses

Author: Gary M. Baxter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470961775

Category: Medical

Page: 1272

View: 6514

The Sixth Edition of Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses builds on the book’s reputation as the classic gold-standard reference on equine lameness. Now in full color, the text has been fully revised and streamlined to improve user-friendliness, with a new, simplified format and a stronger emphasis on the diagnosis and management of lameness. A valuable supplementary DVD provides a complete guide to diagnosing lameness, offering additional anatomical images; video clips demonstrating key procedures such as physical examination, flexion tests, perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia; and examples of lameness conditions in motion. The Sixth Edition presents new or significantly rewritten chapters on the axial skeleton, principles of musculoskeletal disease, principles of therapy for lameness, occupation-related lameness conditions, and lameness in the young horse. The diagnostic procedures chapter has also been significantly expanded to reflect advances in this important area. Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition is an essential addition to any equine practitioner’s bookshelf.