The Crow Garden

Author: Alison Littlewood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848669895

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9094

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
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Winters Herz

Roman

Author: Alison Littlewood

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838745264

Category: Fiction

Page: 333

View: 621

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.
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Johnny Crow's Garden

Author: L. Leslie Brooke

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9605

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.
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Selinas Geister

Roman

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783746613475

Category:

Page: 458

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In the Garden of the Crow

Author: Angela Charmaine Craig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982855423

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

View: 5228

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.
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Listen to Your Garden

Author: Jim Warren

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460296532

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 5158

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.
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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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 25

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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。
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The Crow Maiden

Author: Sarah Singleton

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587153246

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4163

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.
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Notes from the Garden

Reflections and Observations of an Organic Gardener

Author: Henry Homeyer

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584653455

Category: Gardening

Page: 264

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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.
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The Crow Biddy

A Novel

Author: Gillian White

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480402141

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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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 . . .
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Crow Moon

Author: Anna McKerrow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848669569

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

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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.
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The Blackfoot Papers

Author: Adolf Hungrywolf

Publisher: Good Medicine Foundation

ISBN: 0920698808

Category: Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana

Page: 4

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Johnny Crow's Garden

A Picture Book

Author: Leonard Leslie Brooke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animals

Page: 46

View: 4968

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The Crow Trap

Author: Ann Cleeves

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330540475

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9083

*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.
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The Way the Crow Flies

Author: Ann-Marie Macdonald

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307375919

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

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“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.
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Gifts of the Crow

How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Author: John Marzluff,Tony Angell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439198756

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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CROWS ARE MISCHIEVOUS, playful, social, and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their body size and exhibit an avian kind of eloquence. They mate for life and associate with relatives and neighbors for years. And because they often live near people—in our gardens, parks, and cities—they are also keenly aware of our peculiarities, staying away from and even scolding anyone who threatens or harms them and quickly learning to recognize and approach those who care for and feed them, even giving them numerous, oddly touching gifts in return. With his extraordinary research on the intelligence and startling abilities of corvids—crows, ravens, and jays—scientist John Marzluff teams up with artist-naturalist Tony Angell to tell amazing stories of these brilliant birds in Gifts of the Crow. With narrative, diagrams, and gorgeous line drawings, they offer an in-depth look at these complex creatures and our shared behaviors. The ongoing connection between humans and crows—a cultural coevolution—has shaped both species for millions of years. And the characteristics of crows that allow this symbiotic relationship are language, delinquency, frolic, passion, wrath, risk-taking, and awareness—seven traits that humans find strangely familiar. Crows gather around their dead, warn of impending doom, recognize people, commit murder of other crows, lure fish and birds to their death, swill coffee, drink beer, turn on lights to stay warm, design and use tools, use cars as nutcrackers, windsurf and sled to play, and work in tandem to spray soft cheese out of a can. Their marvelous brains allow them to think, plan, and reconsider their actions. With its abundance of funny, awe-inspiring, and poignant stories, Gifts of the Crow portrays creatures who are nothing short of amazing. A testament to years of painstaking research and careful observation, this fully illustrated, riveting work is a thrilling look at one of nature’s most wondrous creatures.
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Das geheime Land

Roman

Author: Lisa Tuttle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492266529

Category:

Page: 394

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As the Crow Flies

A Picture Book

Author: Sheila Keenan

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1466822457

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 4041

All day long, you're on the go. You don't have time to watch a crow. But we're here . . . and here . . . and there. We poke our beaks in everywhere. Crows can be noisy. They can be nosy and bold, too, which some people find annoying. But if you are lucky enough to live in a place where crows roost, you know they can also be funny, ingenious, and beautiful. Beautiful to look at and fun to read aloud, this book created by Sheila Keenan and Kevin Duggan will make imaginations soar as high as the crow flies.
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The Crow Eaters

Author: Bapsi Sidhwa

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351181596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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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.
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