The Light Garden Of The Angel King

Author: Peter Levi
Publisher: Eland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781906011550
Size: 73.67 MB
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The Light Garden Of The Angel King. A resonant account in which Peter Levi seeks clues about why each migration to Afghanistan left, and an account of a journey through Afghanistan in the 1970's with the young Bruce Chatwin.

Bourbon Kings

Author: J. R. Ward
ISBN: 3736303238
Size: 20.46 MB
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Bourbon Kings. Eine mächtige Dynastie: skrupellose Machtspiele und verbotene Gefühle Seit Generationen geben die Bradfords in Kentucky den Ton an. Der Handel mit Bourbon hat der Familiendynastie großen Reichtum und viel Anerkennung eingebracht. Doch hinter der glänzenden Fassade verbergen sich verbotene Liebschaften, skrupellose Machtspiele, Verrat, Intrigen und skandalöse Geheimnisse ... Die Spiegel-Bestsellerautorin - jetzt mit ihrer neuen Serie bei LYX

An Unexpected Light

Author: Jason Elliot
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330542052
Size: 30.66 MB
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An Unexpected Light. An Unexpected Light, Travels in Afghanistan was greeted on publication by universal critical acclaim and is now widely acknowledged as the most influential contemporary work of Afghanistan. Written on the eve of 9/11, at the height of Afghanistan’s isolation from the world, Jason Elliot’s uncannily prescient account of his winter journey through the country torn by civil war is as pertinent today as it was then. Winner of the Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award in the UK and a New York Times Bestseller in the USA, it recounts the author’s daring and passionate investigation into an extraordinary culture, first as a clandestine guest of the mujaheddin during the Soviet occupation, and ten years later during the Taleban advance on the besieged capital, Kabul. This new edition of An Unexpected Light is illustrated with the author’s photographs and celebrates a classic work of travel literature. ‘Jason Elliot is that rare traveller who surrenders himself to people and places and this tale is a many-layered reconstruction of his experience . . . I am sure this book will soon be among the classics of travel’ DORIS LESSING ‘An Unexpected Light is often unexpectedly funny and constantly perceptive, but it is also profound’ New York Times ‘What raises the book to the level of a classic is its intensely personal meditation on the magic of unplanned adventure, of the pain and pleasure of pushing into the unknown. The whole book, like Elliot’s travels themselves, operated on this heightened level’ The Times

The Sword

Author: Daniel Easterman
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 0749010800
Size: 33.19 MB
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The Sword. His heart was beating like a drum at dawn. Something clawed at his stomach, something with talons from his worst nightmares.' An invitation to visit one of Cairo's antiquarian booksellers sets in train a series of terrifying ordeals for Jack Goodrich. Having been shown a priceless sword claimed to have belonged to the Prophet Muhammad, Jack returns home brimming with excitement. But that's when the nightmare begins... A dangerous new movement within the ranks of fundamentalist Islam wish to put a new Caliph on the throne, to rule the Muslim world. To do this they require the Sword, and they will stop at nothing to get it. With the deadliest of weapons in his hands, if the new Caliph were to declare jihad, the consequences would be catastrophic. A tense and gripping thriller on a truly international scale that poses a chilling question: how can you stop a holy war before it starts?

Author: Giovanni Grippo
ISBN: 9783981062243
Size: 54.64 MB
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Bruce Chatwin

Author: Nicholas Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407074334
Size: 29.40 MB
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Bruce Chatwin. Bruce Chatwin's death in 1989 brought a meteoric career to an abrupt end, since he burst onto the literary scene in 1977 with his first book, In Patagonia. Chatwin himself was different things to different people: a journalist, a photographer, an art collector, a restless traveller and a bestselling author; he was also a married man, an active homosexual, a socialite who loved to mix with the rich and famous, and a single-minded loner who explored the limits of extreme solitude. From unrestricted access to Chatwin's private notebooks, diaries and letters, Nicholas Shakespeare has compiled the definitive biography of one of the most charismatic and elusive literary figures of our time. 'A magnificent work of empathy and detection' Colin Thubron, Sunday Times 'Utterly compelling' Philip Marsden, Mail on Sunday 'A fascinating account of the man behind the myth' Ian Thomson, Guardian

Der Nomade

Author: Bruce Chatwin
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446248757
Size: 73.51 MB
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Der Nomade. Er schrieb, wie er lebte: ohne Ruhe, ohne Rast. Bruce Chatwin war ein literarischer Nomade, seine Bücher wie "In Patagonien" oder "Traumpfade" machten ihn weltberühmt. Hinter dem Autor, der auf Reisen stets Notizen in seine Moleskine-Hefte schrieb, verbirgt sich ein widersprüchlicher Mensch. Chatwins Briefe an Verwandte und Freunde wie Susan Sontag oder Salman Rushdie reichen von der Internatszeit bis zur Arbeit bei Sotheby’s, von den journalistischen Anfängen bis zum literarischen Durchbruch und der Erkrankung an Aids. Der von seiner Ehefrau herausgegebene Briefband ist die einzigartige Möglichkeit einer Annäherung an diesen ungewöhnlichen und zu Lebzeiten stets mythenumwobenen Schriftsteller.