The Crow Garden

Author: Alison Littlewood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848669895

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8282

Susan Hill meets Wilkie Collins in Alison Littlewood's latest chiller. Mad-doctor Nathaniel is obsessed with the beautiful Mrs Harleston - but is she truly delusional? Or is she hiding secrets that should never be uncovered . . . ? Haunted by his father's suicide, Nathaniel Kerner walks away from the highly prestigious life of a consultant to become a mad-doctor. He takes up a position at Crakethorne Asylum, but the proprietor is more interested in phrenology and his growing collection of skulls than the patients' minds. Nathaniel's only interesting case is Mrs Victoria Adelina - Vita - Harleston: her husband accuses her of hysteria and delusions - but she accuses him of hiding secrets far more terrible. Nathaniel is increasingly obsessed with Vita, but when he has her mesmerised, there are unexpected results. Vita starts hearing voices, the way she used to - her grandmother always claimed they came from beyond the grave - but it also unleashes her own powers of mesmerism . . . and a desperate need to escape. Increasingly besotted, Nathaniel finds himself caught up in a world of séances and stage mesmerism in his bid to find Vita and save her. But constantly hanging over him is this warning: that doctors are apt to catch the diseases with which they are surrounded - whether of the body or the mind . . . '[An] enjoyable excursion . . . gripping' The Sunday Times

Winters Herz


Author: Alison Littlewood


ISBN: 3838745264

Category: Fiction

Page: 333

View: 4045

Cass und ihr Sohn Ben ziehen nach Darnshaw: ein ruhiges und abgelegenes Städtchen. Die Bewohner nehmen sie freundlich auf, doch schon bald erweist sich ihre Herzlichkeit als trügerisch. Immer stärker drängen sie in Cass' und Bens Leben, ziehen den Jungen immer mehr in ihre Fänge. Als der Wintereinbruch Darnshaw von der Außenwelt komplett abschneidet, geht das Grauen erst richtig los. Cass erkennt, dass Ben in großer Gefahr ist und die Bewohner einen schrecklichen Plan verfolgen. "Ein starkes Debüt! Einige Bilder begegneten mir in meinen Albträumen wieder" TTA Press.

Johnny Crow's Garden

Author: L. Leslie Brooke

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan



Page: N.A

View: 9014

This book is very useful for children and is beneficial in the development of children because the best category of pictures and poetry is included in the books. And the curriculum of these books has been given in a way that helps in the development of children.

Listen to Your Garden

Author: Jim Warren

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460296532

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 836

The stories in this book describe a personal encounter with the broader environment of the garden. Nature becomes this book and Human Nature becomes the story. These stories will show you how the garden can speak to you; that you can have an intimate relationship with it from your bicameral brain. The stories describe plaintive and enthusiastic reports from the garden that the author has faithfully translated. By the end of this book, you will know that nothing is ever exactly as it seems...neither in the garden, nor in life, The stories in this book stress the magic the garden displays: that the seemingly ordinary is always extraordinary. It becomes, when living life as part of the garden, that we seek to know the hidden dimensions. While often translated as a fable or a parable or an allegory, what is sought after is revealed in real events. As the author, I am a simple garden scribe.

1903年英文童书绘本 Johnny Crow's Garden (强尼乌鸦的花园)

Author: L. Leslie Brooke,J.SHUTONG

Publisher: J.SHUTONG


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 25

View: 3967

L. Leslie Brooke(1862~1940) 的《 Johnny Crow's Garden 》出版于1903年。在这个花园里,强尼乌鸦有好多动物朋友,每个动物的习性都不同,譬如:狮子注重个人形象,出门绝不忘打领结;鸛鸟喜欢发表哲学演说;老鼠整天忙着为自己盖房子 ;猫咪吃奶油吃不停;鲸鱼说的故事都是长篇小说,听得大家打哈欠;乌鸦则招待大家排排坐吃大餐。

The Crow Maiden

Author: Sarah Singleton

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587153246

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2990

A young mother abandons her family to walk for a night with the fairies, and while she is gone, her environmentalist husband is seduced by a sinister creature from the Otherworld. In the heart of the city, goth boy Jo meets an eldritch elderly lady who tells his fortune and sends him out on a quest.

Notes from the Garden

Reflections and Observations of an Organic Gardener

Author: Henry Homeyer

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584653455

Category: Gardening

Page: 264

View: 7746

A hands-on gardener, Henry Homeyer gives practical advice on how to garden, whether building a hot box, transplanting peonies, defeating the deer, growing ladyslipper orchids and shiitake mushrooms, or keeping the birds out of the berry bushes. Each month covers a range of topics relevant to the season: starting seedlings, edging and mulching, gardening with children, getting rid of invasive plants, pruning , planting shrubs for attracting and feeding birds, putting the garden to bed, growing houseplants, . . . These are just a few of Homeyer's 69 short "reflections and observations" on matters of interest to amateur, dedicated, and armchair gardeners alike. Homeyer grew up in the 1950s learning about organic gardening from a grandfather who used manure tea and compost, not 10-10-10, herbicides, and DDT. For him, organic gardening is not a political position, but a common sense approach to having the best soil and the healthiest plants. Of special relevance to denizens of zones 3-5, the climatic belt which includes New England and runs across southern Canada and west to the Rockies, each of the twelve chapters (one for each month) contains several pieces combining technical information, practical tips, personal reflections, and more than a little humor. An unusual feature is Homeyer's interviews with other gardeners. Meet Joe Mooney, the aging wizard of turf at Fenway Park. Spend an afternoon in the garden with Jamaica Kincaid. Visit Jean and Wes Cate, growers of heirloom vegetables at Fox Run Farm. Learn more about the White House gardens from chief horticulturist Dale Haney. Or marvel at Marguerite Tewksbury, an 85-year-old organic gardener who single-handedly runs a farm stand, drives her 1950 Ford Ferguson tractor, and weeds her 6,000-square-foot vegetable patch with a full-sized rototiller. "She doesn't say that keeping active and eating organically keeps her healthy and vigorous, but I have a feeling that it does," writes Homeyer.

Johnny Crow's Garden

A Picture Book

Author: Leonard Leslie Brooke

Publisher: N.A


Category: Animals

Page: 46

View: 9794


The Crow Biddy

A Novel

Author: Gillian White

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480402141

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

View: 7410

One woman’s harmful past comes back to haunt her, despite her best efforts to leave it behind When Molly Tarrent was boarding at the Farendon School, she made her share of mistakes. One included forming a witch-band with her friend, Erica. Together, they would practice their profane rites with a combination of drugs and magic. And when Amy Macey, one of their classmates, went missing, Molly and Erica were more involved than they could admit. Years later, Molly, middle-aged, divorced, and bitter, has tried to put that episode aside. That is, until Erica shows up, frightened by cryptic messages that could only come from someone who knows their secrets. With the Farendon reunion looming, Molly and Erica’s past is coming after them . . .

Crow Moon

Author: Anna McKerrow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848669569

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6960

Danny is a fun-loving 16-year-old looking for a father figure and falling in love with a different girl every day. He certainly doesn't want to follow in his mum's witchy footsteps. Just as his community is being threatened by gangs intent on finding a lucrative power source to sell to the world, Danny discovers he is stunningly powerful. And when he falls for Saba, a gorgeous but capricious girl sorceress, he thinks maybe the witch thing might not be such a bad idea... But what cost will Danny pay as, with his community on the brink of war, he finds that love and sorcery are more dangerous than he ever imagined? Wickedness and passion combine in this coming-of-age adventure.

The Blackfoot Papers

Author: Adolf Hungrywolf

Publisher: Good Medicine Foundation

ISBN: 0920698808

Category: Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana

Page: 4

View: 1185


In the Garden of the Crow

Author: Angela Charmaine Craig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982855423

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

View: 4366

What happens when the dragon gets tired of being the dragon? How does Prince Charming respond to his mail? What are a witch's favorite things? How does an angry troll pass all that time spent under the bridge? "In the Garden of the Crow" presents the dark re-imaginings of more than 30 poets including Joshua Gage, Jennifer Lynn Krohn, Charles M. Saplak, and Gerri Leen.

The Crow Trap

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330540475

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6473

Winner of the 2017 Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger Vera Stanhope will return in The Seagull The Crow Trap is the first book in Ann Cleeves’ Vera Stanhope series – which is now a major ITV detective drama starring Brenda Blethyn, Vera. Three very different women come together at isolated Baikie’s Cottage on the North Pennines, to complete an environmental survey. Three women who each know the meaning of betrayal . . . Rachael, the team leader, is still reeling after a double betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Anne, a botanist, sees the survey as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own. And then there is Grace, a strange, uncommunicative young woman, hiding plenty of her own secrets. Rachael is the first to arrive at the cottage, where she discovers the body of her friend, Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide – a verdict Rachael refuses to accept. When another death occurs, a fourth woman enters the picture – the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope . . . Also available in the Vera Stanhope series are Telling Tales, Hidden Depths, Silent Voices and The Glass Room. Ann Cleeves’ Shetland series (BBC television drama SHETLAND) contains five titles, of which Dead Water is the most recent.

Selinas Geister


Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783746613475


Page: 458

View: 7335


The Way the Crow Flies

Author: Ann-Marie Macdonald

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307375919

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 1557

“The sun came out after the war and our world went Technicolor. Everyone had the same idea. Let’s get married. Let’s have kids. Let’s be the ones who do it right.” The Way the Crow Flies, the second novel by bestselling, award-winning author Ann-Marie MacDonald, is set on the Royal Canadian Air Force station of Centralia during the early sixties. It is a time of optimism--infused with the excitement of the space race but overshadowed by the menace of the Cold War--filtered through the rich imagination and quick humour of eight-year-old Madeleine McCarthy and the idealism of her father, Jack, a career officer. Ann-Marie MacDonald said in a discussion with Oprah Winfrey about her first book, “a happy ending is when someone can walk out of the rubble and tell the story.” Madeleine achieves her childhood dream of becoming a comedian, yet twenty years later she realises she cannot rest until she has renewed the quest for the truth, and confirmed how and why the child was murdered.. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called The Way the Crow Flies “absorbing, psychologically rich…a chronicle of innocence betrayed”. With compassion and intelligence, and an unerring eye for the absurd as well as the confusions of childhood, , MacDonald evokes the confusion of being human and the necessity of coming to terms with our imperfections.

The Crow Eaters

Author: Bapsi Sidhwa

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351181596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 8707

Faredoon (Freddie) Junglewalla is either the jewel of the Parsi community or a murdering scoundrel. Freddie???s mother-in-law, Jerbanoo, thinks he is planning to do away with her, but Freddie has always been a pragmatist: if the old woman were to die (be murdered?) the body would have to be placed on the open-roofed Towers of Silence, in keeping with custom, and that would never do. Insurance fraud and arson, however, are well within Freddie???s repertoire???in fact he thinks he has invented the idea, so advanced is it for India, in 1901. As his ???skills??? grow he becomes a man of consequence among the Parsis, with people travelling thousands of miles to see him in Lahore, especially if they wish to escape tight spots they have got themselves into. In this wickedly comic novel, the celebrated author of Ice-Candy Man takes us into the heart of the Parsi community, portraying its varied customs and traits with contagious humour.

Caw of the Wild

Observations from the Secret World of Crows

Author: Barb Kirpluk

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595807130

Category: Nature

Page: 174

View: 9141

Caw of the Wild is an in-depth exploration into the intriguing and complex behavior of one of North America's most intelligent, but often reviled, birds-the American Crow. As a passionate observer, author Barb Kirpluk shares her extraordinary and fascinating findings while tracking three urban crow families through their daily existence. By befriending the birds and gaining their trust, Kirpluk shares many observations on subjects such as: The language of crows Crow habits and social relationships The endearing personal relationships that evolved and allowed her to learn from the birds Kirpluk brings to life the unforgettable characters of these birds by combining anecdotal tales and recent scientific literature. Her quest eventually leads her to the world of wildlife rehabilitation where, for a year, she studies and catalogues a group of captive crows. Caw of the Wild is an honest and heartfelt portrayal of a misunderstood bird, and may just encourage you to take a new look at the American Crow.

Folktales from Northern India

Author: William Crooke,Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576076989

Category: Reference

Page: 425

View: 2345

The first single volume collection of classic Hindi folktales by translators William Crooke and Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube. * Includes the original versions of over 350 Indian folktales collected in colonial India during the 1890s * Introduction by Sadhana Naithani provides an overview of William Crooke's methodology and translation practices

As the Crow Flies

A Longmire Mystery

Author: Craig Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110158355X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3832

The eighth novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Longmire mysteries, the basis for the Netflix original series LONGMIRE Craig Johnson's The Highwayman and An Obvious Fact are now available from Viking. Embarking on his eighth adventure, Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire doesn't have time for cowboys and criminals. His daughter, Cady, is getting married in two weeks, and the wedding locale arrangements have just gone up in smoke signals. Fearing Cady's wrath, Walt and his old friend Henry Standing Bear set out for the Cheyenne Reservation to find a new site for the nuptials. But their expedition ends in horror as they witness a young Crow woman plummeting from Painted Warrior's majestic cliffs. Is it a suicide, or something more sinister? It's not Walt's turf, but he's coerced into the investigation by Lolo Long, the beautiful new tribal police chief.

As The Crow Flies

Author: Véronique Tadjo

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 0143027484

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

View: 5811

The narrative of this wonderful gem of a novel weaves together a rich tapestry of characters who are both nameless and faceless, representing everyman and everywoman, to tell stories of parting and return, suffering, healing and desire in a lyrical and moving exploration of the human heart. Like a bird in flight, the reader travels across a borderless landscape composed of tales of daily existence, news reports, allegories and ancestral myths, becoming aware in the course of the journey of the interconnection of individual lives.