Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings is a novel about the personal and political costs of war, and about love: between men and women; between friends; between those who are driven to be enemies; and between Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, ...

Author: Louis de Bernières

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448113828

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Set against the backdrop of the collapsing Ottoman Empire, Birds Without Wings traces the fortunes of one small community in south-west Anatolia - a town in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully for centuries. When war is declared and the outside world intrudes, the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres, and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed. Birds Without Wings is a novel about the personal and political costs of war, and about love: between men and women; between friends; between those who are driven to be enemies; and between Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim the Goatherd, who has courted her since infancy. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, it is an enchanting masterpiece. 'A mesmerising patchwork of horror, humour and humanity' Independent
Categories: Fiction

Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings

Based on a true story, Birds Without Wings chronicles the memory of eleven-year-old Reesa as she and her three siblings 'Joyce, the voice of reasoning; Pat, the rebel; and Walter, the protector' are propelled into a world of abuse.

Author: Reina Murray

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781602470019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 185

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Based on a true story, Birds Without Wings chronicles the memory of eleven-year-old Reesa as she and her three siblings 'Joyce, the voice of reasoning; Pat, the rebel; and Walter, the protector' are propelled into a world of abuse. Their father's love puts them in harm's way. Their stepmother's ignorance and silent frustration imprisons them. Their mother's vulnerabilities bruise their souls and scar their hearts. The ransom for their souls has a price tag that no one can quantify. Their cries are echoes that cannot be heard. They are four helpless birds looking through the windows of their souls, awaiting their way of escape to freedom.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Birds Without Wings

Birds Without Wings

BIRDS WITHOUT WINGS 54 BIRDS WITHOUT WINGS way out of the house and
looked for the old service banca . She was quite relieved to find it still afloat
beside a tree . She settled Chito in it and then threw the bundle of clothes onto
the ...

Author: John Chor-Yong Tan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015015366340

Category: Short stories, Singaporean (English)

Page: 241

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Categories: Short stories, Singaporean (English)

The Ugly Birds Without Wings

The Ugly Birds Without Wings

Hugh MacDiarmid. the ugly birds without wings Griere , Christopher Murray the
ugly birds without wings HUGH.

Author: Hugh MacDiarmid

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015000621758

Category: English poetry

Page: 12

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Categories: English poetry

The Sword and the trowel ed by C H Spurgeon

The Sword and the trowel  ed  by C H  Spurgeon

As Bunyan puts it :“ This pretty bird , see how she flies and sings ! But could she
do so if she had not wings ? Her wings bespeak my faith , her songs my peace :
When I believe and sing , my doubtings cease . Birds without wings , and ...

Author: London metrop. tabernacle

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555011781

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Red Dog

Red Dog

A few months later I returned to Western Australia and spent two glorious weeks driving around collecting Red Dog stories and visiting the places that he knew, writing up the text as I went along.

Author: Louis de Bernières

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448113811

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 393

The enchanting story of a very remarkable dog from the author of the bestselling Captain Corelli's Mandolin. ‘In early 1998 I went to Perth in Western Australia in order to attend the literature festival, and part of the arrangement was that I should go to Karratha to do their first ever literary dinner. Karratha is a mining town a long way further north. The landscape is extraordinary, being composed of vast heaps of dark red earth and rock poking out of the never-ending bush. I imagine that Mars must have a similar feel to it. I went exploring and discovered the bronze statue to Red Dog outside the town of Dampier. I felt straight away that I had to find out more about this splendid dog. A few months later I returned to Western Australia and spent two glorious weeks driving around collecting Red Dog stories and visiting the places that he knew, writing up the text as I went along. I hope my cat never finds out that I have written a story to celebrate the life of a dog.’ Louis de Bernières. ‘If you love Australia it will have you aching for the scent of gums and sight of the Southern Cross, while if you love dogs it is sure to make you highly indulgent towards the one you love’ Observer
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The British Juvenile

The British Juvenile

To the learned Zoologist, of course, the featherless " apertyx," the gigantic "
tribonyx " and " notornis, birds without wings, are intensely interesting, so too is
the " heteraloeha," which is as strange and quaint as the "glaucopis." But we can
hardly ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590119019

Category: Children's literature, English

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Categories: Children's literature, English

Julian s replies to the lectures delivered in connexion with the Christian evidence society in St George s hall

Julian s replies to the lectures delivered in connexion with the Christian evidence society  in St  George s hall

of winged creatures which never use their wings for flight . On the other hand ,
tubular bones filled with air are no indications of such design as his grace
suggests , for neither wingless birds nor brevipennes . can fly even , although
their bones ...

Author: Julian (pseud.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590551163

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Routledge s Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park at Sydenham By E MacDermot

Routledge s Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park at Sydenham   By E  MacDermot

Shortly after came information , gleaned from among the natives of New Zealand
, that there once existed a great bird which had no wings , and which
consequently never flew , and an old man of one of the tribes remembered to
have heard a ...

Author: George Routledge and Sons

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018782842

Category:

Page:

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The Story of New Zealand

The Story of New Zealand

The Titi , or mutton bird , and the Toroa , or albatross , are the most celebrated
birds of this family . ... must have proved destructive to birds without wings , or to
birds which fly with difficulty , and more particularly to birds not instinctively aware
to ...

Author: Arthur Saunders Thomson

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082445986

Category: Land grants

Page:

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Categories: Land grants

Australasia and the Oceanic Region

Australasia and the Oceanic Region

We have in one or both of these colonies Australia and Tasmania - birds without
wings , as large as deer , their bodies covered with hair instead of feathers ,
beasts with the beaks of birds , swans that are black , and eagles white . Here ,
too ...

Author: William Brackley Wildey

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082443775

Category: Australasia

Page: 426

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Categories: Australasia

Notwithstanding

Notwithstanding

Based on de Bernières' recollections of the village he grew up in, Notwithstanding is a funny and moving depiction of a charming vanished England.

Author: Louis de Bernières

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409086703

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 899

Welcome to the village of Notwithstanding, where a lady dresses in plus fours and shoots squirrels, a retired general gives up wearing clothes altogether, a spiritualist lives in a cottage with the ghost of her husband, and people think it quite natural to confide in a spider that lives in a potting shed. Based on de Bernières' recollections of the village he grew up in, Notwithstanding is a funny and moving depiction of a charming vanished England.
Categories: Fiction

Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club

Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club

It is safe to say , that no single memoir on fossil birds hitherto published can be
compared with this in accuracy of detail , in ... One of these groups includes very
large swimming birds , without wings , and with the teeth in grooves ( Odontolcæ
) ...

Author: Nuttall Ornithological Club

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019713711

Category: Ornithology

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Categories: Ornithology

The American Journal of Science and Arts

The American Journal of Science and Arts

In the toothed birds Ichthyornis and Hesperornis , we have two widely divergent
forms . The latter was a huge swimming bird , without wings , and with vertebræ
corresponding fully to the modern ornithic type . Ichthyornis , on the other hand ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210000057511

Category: Science

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Categories: Science

The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal

The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal

traditions and sayings , but the dead bones of the animal are abundant , and
testify to a fact which no man can doubt . ... It would seem that this strange
species of animals — birds without wings were created to live in solitary places
far away ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044014814636

Category: Science

Page:

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Categories: Science

The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal

The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal

traditions and sayings , but the dead bones of the animal are abundant , and
testify to a fact which no man can doubt . Let us look at the living ... It would seem
that this strange species of animals - birds without wings ! -were created to live in
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z155478106

Category:

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Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal

Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal

traditions and sayings , but the dead bones of the animal are abundant , and
testify to a fact which no man can doubt . Let us look at the living ... It would seem
that this strange species of animals — birds without wings ! - were created to live
in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B526733

Category: Science

Page:

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A Manual of Dental Anatomy

A Manual of Dental Anatomy

Then there is also the famous fossil Archæopteryx , an anomalous oolitic bird ,
with a long and jointed tail , which is by ... illustrated by the genus Ichthyornis as a
type ) ; the other group consisting of very large swimming birds , without wings ...

Author: Sir Charles Sissmore Tomes

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433010835316

Category: Teeth

Page: 440

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Categories: Teeth