The Stray Cats of Homs

The Stray Cats of Homs

' Mike Thomson, author of Syria's Secret Library 'This is a searing and incredibly important book, storytelling at its best' Donal Ryan 'Compelling and uncompromising' BBC Radio 4, Sunday ___ Inspired by extraordinary true events, The Stray ...

Author: Eva Nour

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473570658

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The story of a young man who will do anything to keep the dream of home alive, even in the face of unimaginable devastation. 'A cat has seven souls in Arabic. In English cats have nine lives. You probably have both nine lives and seven souls, because otherwise I don't know how you've made it this far.' Sami's childhood is much like any other - an innocent blend of family and school, of friends and relations and pets (including stray cats and dogs, and the turtle he keeps on the roof). But growing up in one of the largest cities in Syria, with his country at war with itself, means that nothing is really normal. And Sami's hopes for a better future are ripped away when he is conscripted into the military and forced to train as a map maker. Sami may be shielded from the worst horrors of the war, but it will still be impossible to avoid his own nightmare... ___ 'This warm, captivating and inspiring story shows that even the bottomless horrors of war-torn Syria are no match for the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit and the power of love and friendship.' Mike Thomson, author of Syria's Secret Library 'This is a searing and incredibly important book, storytelling at its best' Donal Ryan 'Compelling and uncompromising' BBC Radio 4, Sunday ___ Inspired by extraordinary true events, The Stray Cats of Homs is the story of a young man who will do anything to keep the dream of home alive, even in the face of unimaginable devastation. Tender, wild and raw, it is a novel which will stay with you for ever.
Categories: Fiction

A Hospital in Homs

A Hospital in Homs

Stray dogs and cats that became wild, an army of rats and other animals too are
living there now.” -Sami: “What shocks me is when I come near to these or try to
scare them with stones to flee, they don't. The gaze at me, standing still in their ...

Author: Khalid Shibib

Publisher: E-Kutub Ltd

ISBN: 9781780581545

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Page: 262

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The novel tells the story of a young Syrian doctor whom the Ministry of Health sent from the capital Damascus to the city of Homs as part of his -post graduate education in late 2010. He witnessed how the city and the country went into full-scale civil war in 2011. The conflict between the regime, dominated by the Ba’ath Party under President Bashar El Assad and a fragmented but widely-supported, increasingly Islamist- dominated opposition has devastated the country and caused the deaths of over 150,000 persons, injuries of several hundred thousand and the displacement of almost half of Syria`s 23 million population during the three years of the conflict (2011-2013). Homs city is in central Syria, where one million Syrians used to live. It is the epicentre of this conflict and was the first major city to be contested and divided between the conflicting parties. The novel describes how over three years, the conflict totally changed the city, the hospital and the person himself.
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Schwann Spectrum

Schwann Spectrum

98 ) Guy Pratt , Lol Creeme , Leslie Butler , The Kick Homs , Bernard Edwards ,
Oren Waters , Jossef Powell , Terry Straight Ahead Look Straight ... 98 ) The Stray
Cats ( Brian Setzer , Lee Rocker , Slim Jim Phantom ) Nothing Like The Sun , w .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105011421281

Category: Audiotapes

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Country Home

Country Home

Keep out raccoons , skunks , opossums , stray cats and rodents . ... WALPOLE
WOODWORKERS Create a more beautiful outdoor At homs outdoors . area with
everything from handcrafted fence and gates to arbors , mail and lantern posts ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924101594467

Category: Country homes

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Categories: Country homes

Grzimek s animal life encyclopedia

Grzimek s animal life encyclopedia

See Armored rats Homs, 1225, 12210, 12240, 12243, 12247, 122102, 152132
Sec also Antlers Horse-faced bats. ... 162123 feral cats and, 122185 humans and
, 122173, 162126, 162128 reproduction, 162125, 162251, 162252 smell, 12280
 ...

Author: Bernhard Grzimek

Publisher:

ISBN: 0787653624

Category: Nature

Page: 593

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Categories: Nature

Animal Disease Occurrence

Animal Disease Occurrence

9 % ) were in foxes , 580 ( 4 % ) in cats , 328 ( 2 . 2 % ) in dogs ... 2 million a year
) and ( in high - risk areas ) cats ; destruction of stray dogs in towns , and dogs
and cats in farm districts . Policies ... Fac . , Univ . , Al - Bath , Homs , Syria . Of
753 ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0051284925

Category: Animals

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The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo

The Last Sanctuary in Aleppo

People who live in the area know there's a cat sanctuary here, so they often bring
me cats they've found. ... I thanked the children and gave them some toys, which
made them very happy, so, from that point on, whenever they found a stray cat
they always brought it to me. ... The only exception I know of was during the '
starve or surrender' siege of Homs in 2014, when all the poor residents were
trapped ...

Author: Alaa Aljaleel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472260550

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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From Diana Darke, the acclaimed author of My House in Damascus and The Merchant of Syria, comes the extraordinary true story of a heroic ambulance driver who created a cat sanctuary in the midst of war-torn Aleppo. "I'll stay with them no matter what happens. Someone who has mercy in his heart for humans has mercy for every living thing." When war came to Alaa Aljaleel's hometown, he made a remarkable decision to stay behind, caring for the people and animals caught in the crossfire. While thousands were forced to flee, Alaa spent his days carrying out perilous rescue missions in his makeshift ambulance and building a sanctuary for the city's abandoned cats. In turn, he created something unique: a place of tranquility for children living through the bombardment and a glimmer of hope for those watching in horror around the world. As word of Alaa's courage and dedication spread, the kindness of strangers enabled him to feed thousands of local families and save hundreds of animals. But with the city under siege, time was running out for the last sanctuary in Aleppo and Alaa was about to face his biggest challenge yet... This is the first memoir about the war in Syria from a civilian who remains there to this day, providing both a shocking insider account as well as an inspiring tale about how one person's actions can make a difference against all odds.
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Music Books on Music and Sound Recordings

Music  Books on Music  and Sound Recordings

Praha : Panton , 1981 . 1 miniature score ( 55 p . ) ; 26 cm . ( Studijní partitury ;
115 ) For 2 oboes , 2 clarinets , 2 homs , and 2 bassoons . Duration : ca. ... Rant n
' rave with the Stray Cats . ( United States ? ] : Willesden Music ; Winona , Minn .

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ISBN: UIUC:30112024897230

Category: Music

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