Following the narrative arc of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, Ismael narrates the story of how he has come to end up lying, injured, in a compound on the Afghanistan border after a drone strike, life draining away. The story unfolds towards the present, as he thinks back across his journey from a suburb of Birmingham, where he was brought up, to pray circles in the city run by a charismatic individual who leads the small group Ismael joins, to Dubai, on to Karachi, and then to the mountains, to meet the fabled White Sheik. This journey begins with the discovery that he was adopted, after his real father killed himself in a suicide bombing.
Ismael decides to test himself to see whether, if subjected to the same environment, his nature will push him to similar violent conclusions. Along the way he is asked to work for the security services, informing on the man who had radicalised his real father. As the story progresses he is torn between loyalty to those he is travelling with, those he has come to work with at the security services, and to himself. After witnessing the violence created by both sides, as he moves through this new world, back in the present, he is forced to decide what acts are acceptable and work out what he is prepared to do to get himself home. The story explores what makes some of us need to seek out adventure and conflict, and makes many of us need to believe in a cause. Ismael attempts to understand why so much of the violence he has seen is caused by our inability to accept what it means to be human and the reality of all our fates. 70% of the sale of this product will be donated to War Child, charity no. 1071659
In Peasants, Warriors, and Wives, Keith Moxey examines woodcut images from the German Reformation that have often been ignored as a crude and inferior form of artistic production. In this richly illustrated study, Moxey argues that while they may not satisfy received notions of "art," they neverthe constitute an important dimension of the visual culture of the period.
Far from being manifestations of universal public opinion, as a cursory acquaintance with their subject matter might suggest, such prints were the means by which the reformed attitudes of the middle and upper classes were disseminated to a broad popular audience.
1 Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 2 Christmas at Sea Robert Louis Stevenson 3 Christmas Fairy of Strasburg Joseph Stirling Coyne 4 Christmas Present Richmal Crompton 5 A Christmas Star Katherine Pyle 6 Christmas Storms and Sunshine Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell 7 Christmas Trees Robert Frost 8 A Conscience Pudding E. Nesbit 9 A Cornish Christmas William Hone 10 The Gift of the Magi O. Henry 11 God B Us Every One James Whitcomb Riley 12 Hang Up the Baby’s Stocking Emily Huntington Miller 13 Hoodoo McFiggin's Christmas Stephen Leacock 14 Karma Edwin Arlington Robinson 15 Little Match Girl Hans Christian Andersen 16 Little Tree E.
E. Cummings 17 The Magi William Butler Yeats 18 Mr. Bluffs' Experiences of Holidays Oliver Bell Bunce 19 Mrs. Santa Claus Carolyn Sherwin Bailey 20 The Night After Christmas Anne P. L. Field 21 An Old-Time Christmas Paul Laurence Dunbar 22 The Philanthropist's Christmas James Weber Linn 23 The Queerest Christmas Grace Grace Margaret Gallaher 24 A Rhyme for Christmas Radclyffe Hall 25 The Story of Christmas Nora Archibald Smith 26 A Story that Never Ends Mrs.
J. Woodbury 27 To An Old Fogey Owen Seaman 28 Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit From St. Nicholas) Clement Clarke Moore 29 Vera's First Christmas Adventure Arnold Bennett 30 Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit From St. Nicholas) Clement Clarke Moore
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Reading the personal challenges faced by this dedicated cardiologist, and his personal escapades as a committed family man, Tom Godwin's memoir will alternately make you laugh out loud, break your heart, and invite lively debate about his outspoken opinions on modern medical issues.
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If you don't want to be a divorce statistic and are ready for a long-lasting relationship, this book's for you. In today's divorce culture, too many people have stopped trusting their ability to build a loving and lasting marriage. Now renowned relationship coach and counselor Chana Levitan reveals the 10 essential questions everyone should ask before saying "I do." Readers will learn how to: spot long-term potential; know the difference between infatuation and love-how they work against each other and yet how they can work together; reevaluate their approach to love and what they really need to succeed in building a loving marriage; gain the confidence to steer through the decision making process of dating; and more. Filled with real-life anecdotes and insightful advice, I ONLY WANT TO GET MARRIED ONCE helps readers get it right the first time.