Ring Doves and Snakes

Author: Patience Gray
Publisher: MacMillan
Category: Greece
Page: 181
View: 6900
An autobiographical account of a year spent in Greece.

Honey from a Weed

Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades, and Apulia
Author: Patience Gray
Publisher: Prospect Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781903018200
Category: Cooking
Page: 374
View: 1497
This book is perhaps the jewel in Prospect's crown. Within a few months of its first appearance in 1986 it was hailed as a modern classic. Fiona MacCarthy wrote in The Times that, 'the book is a large and grandiose life history, a passionate narrative of extremes of experience.' Jeremy Round called Patience Gray 'the high priestess of cooking', whose book 'pushes the form of the cookery book as far as it can go.' Angela Carter remarked that 'it was less a cookery book that a summing-up of the genre of the late-modern British cookery book.' The work has attracted a cult following in the United States, where passages have been read out at great length on the radio; and it has been anthologized by Paul Levy in The Penguin Book of Food and Drink. It was given a special award by the Andr� Simon Book Prize committee in 1987.

Good Call

Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl
Author: Jase Robertson,Mark Schlabach
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476763534
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 3080
The "funnyman" of the Robertson family recalls his life and discusses his thoughts on family, faith, nature, and work.

The Ring and the Book (Unabridged)

Author: Robert Browning
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 807484322X
Category: Drama
Page: 954
View: 1031
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Ring and the Book (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Ring and the Book is a long dramatic narrative poem, and, more specifically, a verse novel, of 21,000 lines, written by Robert Browning. It was published in four volumes from 1868 to 1869 by Smith, Elder & Co. The book tells the story of a murder trial in Rome in 1698, whereby an impoverished nobleman, Count Guido Franceschini, is found guilty of the murders of his young wife Pompilia Comparini and her parents, having suspected his wife was having an affair with a young cleric, Giuseppe Caponsacchi. Having been found guilty despite his protests and sentenced to death, Franceschini then appeals—unsuccessfully—to Pope Innocent XII to overturn the conviction. The poem comprises twelve books, nine of which are dramatic monologues spoken by a different narrator involved in the case (Count Guido speaks twice), usually giving a different account of the same events, and two books (the first and the last) spoken by the author. Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.

Plats Du Jour

Author: Patience Gray,Primrose Boyd
Publisher: Persephone Books
ISBN: 9781903155608
Category: Cooking, European
Page: 304
View: 9452

Fasting and Feasting

The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray
Author: Adam Federman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603586091
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
View: 565
A New York Times Notable Book for 2017--Now in Paperback For more than thirty years, Patience Gray—author of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weed—lived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She lived without electricity, modern plumbing, or a telephone, grew much of her own food, and gathered and ate wild plants alongside her neighbors in this economically impoverished region. She was fond of saying that she wrote only for herself and her friends, yet her growing reputation brought a steady stream of international visitors to her door. This simple and isolated life she chose for herself may help explain her relative obscurity when compared to the other great food writers of her time: M. F. K. Fisher, Elizabeth David, and Julia Child. So it is not surprising that when Gray died in 2005, the BBC described her as an “almost forgotten culinary star.” Yet her influence, particularly among chefs and other food writers, has had a lasting and profound effect on the way we view and celebrate good food and regional cuisines. Gray’s prescience was unrivaled: She wrote about what today we would call the Slow Food movement—from foraging to eating locally—long before it became part of the cultural mainstream. Imagine if Michael Pollan or Barbara Kingsolver had spent several decades living among Italian, Greek, and Catalan peasants, recording their recipes and the significance of food and food gathering to their way of life. In Fasting and Feasting, biographer Adam Federman tells the remarkable—and until now untold—life story of Patience Gray: from her privileged and intellectual upbringing in England, to her trials as a single mother during World War II, to her career working as a designer, editor, translator, and author, and describing her travels and culinary adventures in later years. A fascinating and spirited woman, Patience Gray was very much a part of her times but very clearly ahead of them.

Jennifer Murdley's Toad

Author: Bruce Coville
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547540965
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
View: 9020
Jennifer Murdley, a homely fifth-grader who would give anything to be beautiful, accidentally stumbles into a magic shop and purchases a very ugly toad. The toad, it turns out, can talk and ends up getting Jennifer into the worst trouble of her life. This madcap, head-spinning adventure is also a thought-provoking story about the nature of true beauty.

Lonesome Dove

A Novel
Author: Larry McMurtry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451606539
Category: Fiction
Page: 864
View: 3720
A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.

Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140186420
Category: Fiction
Page: 105
View: 5008
The tragic story of the friendship between two migrant workers, George and mentally retarded Lenny, and their dream of owning a farm

Disney Fairies: Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon

Author: Lisa Papademetriou
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423158288
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 2304
Rani doesn't fit in. Without wings, she doesn't feel like she belongs with the other fairies. Rani sets off on a perilous journey to find a home, a journey that leads her underwater, deep into the lagoon, where the mermaids live.

The Ring of The Dove

Author: Ibn Hazm
ISBN: 2765903956
Category: Religion
Page: 200
View: 738
Essentially a treatise on love, the work is a delightful account of the complexities, intricacies, scandals and perils associated with romantic love. The title hints at the ring of feathers found around the necks of pigeons which symbolises the "chain of love" that eternally binds lovers in classical Islamic literature. Ibn Hazm offers a vast range of fascinating observations on love including the act of falling in love via a description, falling in love while sleeping and the various roles mediators play between lovers. In numerous passages, Hazm will have you in awe at his acute awareness of human nature.

The Moon Dragon (The Secrets of Droon #26)

Author: Tony Abbott
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545418399
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 7556
With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

Venus and Adonis

The Rape of Lucrece, and Other Poems
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
Page: 200
View: 8828

The Centaur's Kitchen

A Book of French, Italian, Greek & Catalan Dishes for Ships' Cooks on the Blue Funnel Line
Author: Patience Gray,Miranda Gray
Publisher: Prospect Books (UK)
ISBN: 9781903018736
Category: Cooking
Page: 124
View: 9876

The Plague of Doves

Deluxe Modern Classic
Author: Louise Erdrich
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061736589
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 8192
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Plague of Doves—the first part of a loose trilogy that includes the National Book Award-winning The Round House and LaRose—is a gripping novel about a long-unsolved crime in a small North Dakota town and how, years later, the consequences are still being felt by the community and a nearby Native American reservation. Though generations have passed, the town of Pluto continues to be haunted by the murder of a farm family. Evelina Harp—part Ojibwe, part white—is an ambitious young girl whose grandfather, a repository of family and tribal history, harbors knowledge of the violent past. And Judge Antone Bazil Coutts, who bears witness, understands the weight of historical injustice better than anyone. Through the distinct and winning voices of three unforgettable narrators, the collective stories of two interwoven communities ultimately come together to reveal a final wrenching truth. Bestselling author Louise Erdrich delves into the fraught waters of historical injustice and the impact of secrets kept too long.

King Solomon's Ring

Author: Konrad Lorenz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134498934
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 4458
Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. Konrad Lorenz was gifted with a similar power of understanding the animal world. He was that rare beast, a brilliant scientist who could write (and indeed draw) beautifully. He did more than any other person to establish and popularize the study of how animals behave, receiving a Nobel Prize for his work. King Solomon's Ring, the book which brought him worldwide recognition, is a delightful treasury of observations and insights into the lives of all sorts of creatures, from jackdaws and water-shrews to dogs, cats and even wolves. Charmingly illustrated by Lorenz himself, this book is a wonderfully written introduction to the world of our furred and feathered friends, a world which often provides an uncanny resemblance to our own. A must for any animal-lover!

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Author: Baltasar Gracián y Morales
Publisher: N.A
Category: Maxims
Page: 197
View: 9309

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

Author: Edward Lear
Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1910343463
Category: Fiction
Page: 56
View: 2753
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea; In a beautiful pea-green boat; They took some honey, and plenty of money; Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above; And sang to a small guitar...

The Sword in the Stone (Essential Modern Classics)

Author: T. H. White
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007370741
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
View: 9385
The extraordinary story of a boy called Wart – ignored by everyone except his tutor, Merlyn – who goes on to become King Arthur.

Warblers & Woodpeckers

A Father-son Big Year of Birding
Author: Sneed Collard
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781680511369
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 3470
"In the grandest sense, the Big Year is more than just a game. Though few mortals will ever tackle the endeavor, most of us can appreciate the decision to follow a passion to its outer limits. Dedicating a whole year to birds is an exhausting, exhilarating, occasionally demoralizing, and addictive pursuit, and anyone crazy enough to go the distance is in for a wild ride." --Noah Strycker, Audubon From the killer bee-infested border region of southeast Arizona to the sultry islands of the Galapagos, Warblers & Woodpeckers recounts the quest of a father and his thirteen-year-old son to see as many birds as possible in a single year. With a measured blend of humor, natural history, and adventure, this tale takes readers to great birding hotspots of America and beyond, both to experience their incredible avian wealth and to experience the focused, often eccentric, world of ornithological travel. Along the way, readers share the ups and downs of the relationship between a father and his teenage son. Writer Sneed Collard and his son Braden set out to establish their own personal Big Year bird species count record. In Warblers & Wood peckers, Sneed shares the excitement, challenges, perils, and insights that come with crisscrossing the country in search of some of Earth's most remarkable creatures. It's a father-and-son tale, in which the adventure is in the journey and the surprising discoveries and encounters with our wondrous feathered friends. Sneed brings a fast-paced yet generous voice to the attempt, and readers of all stripes will appreciate the way backyard birders can create their own Big Year.