The Light Garden Of The Angel King

Author: Peter Levi
Publisher: Eland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781906011550
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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.

The Light Garden Of The Angel King

Author: Peter Levi
Publisher: Pallas Athene Pub
ISBN: 9781873429358
Size: 17.51 MB
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The Light Garden Of The Angel King. In 1970, Peter Levi—classical scholar, archaeologist, and poet—set off with Bruce Chatwin in search of the classical heritage of Afghanistan. Greek conquerors, Buddhist monks, Moghul emperors, doomed British soldiers—all have traveled Afghanistan, one of the great crossroads of history. This classic work, written prior to the Soviet invasion, is now reissued with fresh photographs from the Chatwin archives as well as a new introduction in which Peter Levi looks back on a bygone Afghanistan and on his friendship with the young Chatwin.

The Night Rainbow

Author: Claire King
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408824671
Size: 36.10 MB
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The Night Rainbow. The Night Rainbow is the story of Pea, the world she creates to win back her mother's love, and the stranger she trusts to save them both.

The Hill Of Kronos

Author: Peter Levi
Publisher: Eland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780955010545
Size: 36.39 MB
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The Hill Of Kronos. In 'The Hill of Kronos', Peter Levi paints a portrait of the Greece he came to know through a lifetime of exploration. As a young scholar he sought out its ancient spirit, the keys to its mythology and civilisation, in its ruined cities and majestic mountains.

Wrestling With The Angel

Author: Michael King
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1742288278
Size: 35.76 MB
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Wrestling With The Angel. Janet Frame, born in 1924, is New Zealand's most celebrated and least public author. Her early life in small South Island towns seemed, at times, engulfed in a tide of doom: one brother still-born, another epileptic; two sisters dead of heart failure while swimming; Frame herself committed to mental hospitals for the best part of a decade. Later, her surviving sister was temporarily felled in adulthood by a stroke, an uncle cut his throat and a cousin shot his lover, his lover's parents and then himself. . This, then, is an inspiring biography of a woman who climbed out of an abyss of unhappiness to take control of her life and become one of the great writers of her time. And to enable her biographer to write this book scrupulously and honestly, Janet Frame spoke for the first time about her whole life. She also made available her personal papers and directed her family and friends to be equally communicative. The result is a biography of astonishing intimacy and frankness.

Searching For Augusta

Author: Martin King
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493029088
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Searching For Augusta. A brutal siege. A forgotten heroine. A war-torn romance. And a historian determined to uncover the truth. Untold millions who saw and read Band of Brothers can finally know the whole story of what happened to American soldiers and civilians in Bastogne during that arduous Winter of 1944/45. In the television version of Band of Brothers, a passing reference is made to an African nurse assisting in an aid station in Bastogne. When military historian Martin King watched the episode, he had to know who that woman was; thus began a multi-year odyssey that revealed the horror of a town under siege as well as an improbable love story between a white Army medic, Jack Prior, and his black nurse, Augusta Chiwy, as they saved countless lives while under constant bombardment. Based on the recent discovery of Prior's diary as well as an exhaustive and occasionally futile search for Augusta herself, King was at last able to bring belated recognition of Augusta's incredible story by both the U.S. Army and Belgian government shortly before she died. This is not only a little-known story of the Battle of the Bulge, but also the author's own relentless mission to locate Augusta and bestow upon her the honors she so richly deserved.

The Book Of Lost Things

Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743298853
Size: 57.89 MB
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The Book Of Lost Things. Taking refuge in fairy tales after the loss of his mother, twelve-year-old David finds himself violently propelled into an imaginary land in which the boundaries of fantasy and reality are disturbingly melded. By the author of The Black Angel. 75,000 first printing.