Kin to the Wind

Author: Moro Bohn
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1609520556
Format: PDF, ePub
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A former member of the New Christy Minstrels chronicles his world travels, which he paid for solely through his singing and guitar playing. Original.

The Bear and the Nightingale

Author: Katherine Arden
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 1101885947
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. “A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up.”—Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, Vasya loves the story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon. Wise Russians fear him, for he claims unwary souls, and they honor the spirits that protect their homes from evil. Then Vasya’s widowed father brings home a new wife from Moscow. Fiercely devout, Vasya’s stepmother forbids her family from honoring their household spirits, but Vasya fears what this may bring. And indeed, misfortune begins to stalk the village. But Vasya’s stepmother only grows harsher, determined to remake the village to her liking and to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or a convent. As the village’s defenses weaken and evil from the forest creeps nearer, Vasilisa must call upon dangerous gifts she has long concealed—to protect her family from a threat sprung to life from her nurse’s most frightening tales. Praise for The Bear and the Nightingale “Arden’s debut novel has the cadence of a beautiful fairy tale but is darker and more lyrical.”—The Washington Post “Vasya [is] a clever, stalwart girl determined to forge her own path in a time when women had few choices.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Stunning . . . will enchant readers from the first page. . . . with an irresistible heroine who wants only to be free of the bonds placed on her gender and claim her own fate.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Utterly bewitching . . . a lush narrative . . . an immersive, earthy story of folk magic, faith, and hubris, peopled with vivid, dynamic characters, particularly clever, brave Vasya, who outsmarts men and demons alike to save her family.”—Booklist (starred review) “An extraordinary retelling of a very old tale . . . The Bear and the Nightingale is a wonderfully layered novel of family and the harsh wonders of deep winter magic.”—Robin Hobb “Haunting and lyrical, The Bear and the Nightingale tugs at the heart and quickens the pulse. I can’t wait for her next book.”—Terry Brooks

The World s Wife

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 057119995X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The voices of Mrs. Midas, Queen Kong, and Frau Freud, to say nothing of the Devil's wife herself, startle us with their wit, imagination, and incisiveness in this collection of poems written from the perspectives of the wives of famous--and infamous--male personages. Reprint.

The Last of the Troubadours English Russian Edition illustrated

Author: O. Henry
Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1635370388
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sam Galloway was the Last of the Troubadours. Of course you know about the troubadours. The encyclopædia says they flourished between the eleventh and the thirteenth centuries. What they flourished doesn’t seem clear—you may be pretty sure it wasn’t a sword: maybe it was a fiddlebow, or a forkful of spaghetti, or a lady’s scarf. Anyhow, Sam Galloway was one of ‘em. Сэм Голлоуэй был последним трубадуром. Вы, разумеется, слышали про трубадуров. В энциклопедии определенно указывается, что особого размаха трубадуры достигли между одиннадцатым и тринадцатым столетиями. Чем они собственно размахивали—неясно, но во всяком случае вы можете быть уверены, что не мечом! Возможно, что смычком или вилкой с макаронами или дамским шарфом. Но так или иначе, Сэм Голлоуэй был одним из трубадуров.

The Fairy in the Kettle

Author: Pauline Tait
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785891499
Format: PDF
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“The little village in Bramble Glen was battered by one of the worst storms in its history but the fairies were blissfully unaware of what was going on outside.” Perfect for pre-school and primary school children, The Fairy in the Kettle takes children on a magical journey to the heart of Bramble Glen, a beautiful fairy village, where protagonist, Leona and all her friends live. Leona knows she is very lucky, she has wonderful friends and family and lives in a beautiful old round cast-iron kettle, a place filled with adventurous fun. Leona fills her days with dancing, listening to music and decorating her kettle. However, how will Leona and friends cope on one particular wild and stormy evening when the fairy village turns into a nightmare...? Leona and her fairy friends are blissfully unaware of the dangers outside as the wind and rain lashes against the windows. Is this just a usual storm or are all the villagers actually in grave danger? Leona and her friends will soon find out... This book will appeal to pre-school and early primary school children. The book is lively with lots of engaging, colourful pictures.

Bill Graham Presents

Author: Bill Graham
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306813498
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The national best-selling autobiography of Bill Graham, the colorful, larger-than-life architect of the modern concert industry

Contemporary Theatre Film and Television

Author: Owen O'Donnell
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780810320710
Format: PDF
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Biographical reference providing information on individuals active in the theatre, film, and television industries. Covers not only performers, directors, writers, and producers, but also behind-the-scenes specialists such as designers, managers, choreographers, technicians, composers, executives, dancers, and critics from the United States and Great Britain.