If Steve Earle weren't a living, breathing person he'd be a character in a blues song, a raucous ballad that would tell the tale of a gifted rebel who drank too much, lost his career and almost all of his women in a blizzard of heroin and crack-cocaine addiction, and lived wildly and extravagantly on the wrong side of the law.
Along the way, Earle has welded rock to country, the Beatles to Springsteen, Celtic to Americana, punk to bluegrass and has produced multiple Grammy-nominated albums and one enduring classic: Guitar Town. Like Hank Williams and Robert Johnson he has wandered across the American South; like Janis Joplin he has a huge capacity for self-destruction that matches an appetite for life in all its extremes. Like Stephen Foster, he is a storyteller and songwriter of rare skill and force whose sincerity echoes through all his work.
A heroin addict since the age of fourteen, six times married to five different women, a man who took a four-year 'vacation in the ghetto', Steve Earle none the less survived. And he came back with an artistic and personal vision intact, determined to change society for the better even as he seemed set to live his life for the worse.
Lauren St John has been allowed unrestricted access and cooperation by Steve, his family and friends. In exchange, she has written a hauntingly clear-eyed, unvarnished and uncompromising life of one of American music's talismanic sons.
Twenty-five cycle tours, ranging from short rides suitable for all the family, to half- and full-day rides for more experienced cyclists. Includes stage-by-stage route directions and maps at a scale of 1.5 miles to 1 inch (approx.).
Darren Shan and Evra Von follow a trail of corpses and confront a foul creature of the night. A new enemy or Mr Crepsley? When Mr Crepsley is called upon by the Vampire Generals, Darren and the snake-boy, Evra Von, leave the Cirque Du Freak and travel with him to the city. Whilst there, Darren meets Debbie and his life as a Vampire's Assistant fades into the background - until corpes are found. Corpses drained of blood... Suspicious of Mr Crepsley's secretive bahaviour, Darren and Evra shadow him across the city and confront a creature of the night who may be the end of them all...
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A completely new concept in puzzle books. The third collection in this new series of word games books, taken from the daily column in The Sun newspaper. The Sun Word Games Book 3 is the latest collection of brainteasers published as part of an entirely new concept in puzzle books. Every day in The Sun, in addition to the crossword, readers are further challenged with Word Workout, Sundial and Name Game. Word Workout is a fiendish clueless crossword, Sundial a test of vocabulary skills (can you make more than 40 words from the letters o, m, r, p, i, n, a, t and y?) and Name Game a cunning general knowledge and trivia quiz. With 80 examples of each game, laid out in a clear and attractive design, The Sun Word Games Book 3 is an exciting, mind-expanding and challenging alternative to conventional crossword and puzzle books.
The essential photographic guide to Ireland's wildlife. Complete Irish Wildlife describes almost all the mammals, birds, fish and butterflies of Ireland likely to be encountered by the keen amateur naturalist, as well as all the common and widespread flowers, trees and shrubs. With over 1,000 colour photographs, this comprehensive guide illustrates every species described. The introduction by Ireland's best known wildlife expert, Derek Mooney, sets out where you can find the best of Irish wildlife. Reptiles and amphibians, insects and spiders, molluscs and other invertebrates are also featured, and species are organized taxonomically. Each section is coded with a symbol for quick reference and species are grouped according to natural relationships and similarities. With its handy format and PVC wallet, Complete Irish Wildlife is a book no nature lover should travel without.
A novel of anger, jealousy, betrayal and murder in 2000 BC It is Egypt, 2000 BC, where death gives meaning to life. At the foot of a cliff lies the broken, twisted body of Nofret, concubine to a Ka-priest. Young, beautiful and venomous, most agree that she deserved to die like a snake. Yet Renisenb, the priest's daughter, believes that the woman's death was not fate, but murder. Increasingly, she becomes convinced that the source of evil lurks within her own father's household. As the wife of an eminent archaeologist, Agatha Christie took part in several expeditions to the Middle East. Drawing upon this experience and exhaustive research, she wrote this serial killer mystery laid in Egypt 4000 years ago.
A fully-photocopiable pack to extend and enhance the use of the textbook. Contents Exemplar answers to all tasks, activities and key skills in the student book Extra revision and tiered exam practice material - with an entire 'mock' exam paper
A chilling true story of deception and survival set amidst the Inuit communities of the Canadian Arctic. In 1922 the Irish-American explorer Robert Flaherty made a film about the Canadian Arctic. 'Nanook of the North 'starred a mythical Eskimo hunter who lived in an igloo with his family in the peaceful Arctic wilderness. Nanook's story captured the world's imagination. The film was shown in Paris, Beijing and New York, and, for a while, Nanook's face beamed from packets of flour and ice-cream as far away as Australia and Scotland. In Malaysia, Nanook became a word meaning 'strong man'. Two years after the release of the film, the man who played Nanook -- the Inuit hunter Alakarialak -- starved to death on the Arctic ice. By this time, Robert Flaherty had quit the Arctic for good, leaving behind his bastard son, Joseph Flaherty, to grow up Eskimo. Thirty years later, in 1953, a young and inexperienced Irish-Canadian policeman, Ross Gibson, was asked by the Canadian government to draw up a list of Inuit who were to be experimentally resettled in the uninhabited polar Arctic and left to fend as best they could. Joseph Flaherty and his family were on that list. They were told they were going to an Arctic Eden of spring flowers and polar bears!
Hilariously funny Louise Rennison's fabby sixth book of the confessions of crazy but lovable teenager Georgia Nicolson. Guaranteed to have the nation laughing their knickers off! "Come on, Jas, you do really want to know my plan, especially as it concerns you, my little hairy pally." "I'm not hairy." "Have it your own way, just don't go near any circuses." "Shut up. Go on then, tell me your plan." "OK, this is it: when I go to Hamburger-a-gogo land... you come with me! Do you see? We will be like Thelma and Louise!" "We're not called Thelma and Louise." "I know that, I'm just saying we will be LIKE THEM!" "And we're not American. And neither of us can drive." "Oh dear God. Jas, your spaceship has arrived. Please get in." Laugh your knickers off at Georgia's tales from her trip to Hamburger-a-gogo land (the US) and her attempts to entice Masimo, the Italian stallion. Can Georgia become the composed sex-kitten she aspires to be...?
A guide to the outdoor world and nature-based spirituality for real witches everywhere. Kate West explains how to set up your own sacred space in the garden and how to grow herbs for use in spells and remedies. The Real Witches' Garden is a practical guide to witchcraft in the garden - whether you have 20 acres or a window box!
A unique overview of both the Old and New Testaments, from a widely respected evangelical speaker and writer.
Unlocking the Bible opens up the word of God in a fresh and powerful way. Avoiding the small detail of verse by verse studies, it sets out the epic story of God and his people in Israel. The culture, historical background and people are introduced and the teaching applied to the modern world.
Eight volumes have been brought into one compact and easy to use guide to cover both the Old and the New testaments in one massive omnibus edition.
- The Maker's Instructions - The five books of law
- A Land and A Kingdom - Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings
- Poems of Worship and Wisdom - Psalms, Song of Solomon, proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job
- Decline and Fall of an Empire - Isaiah, Jeremiah and other prophets
- The Struggle to Survive - Chronicles and prophets of exile
- The Hinge of History - Mathew, Mark, Luke, John and acts
- The Thirteenth Apostle - Paul and his letters
- Through Suffering to Glory - Revelation, Hebrews, and the letters of James, Peter and Jude
As the internet grows, its web of information becomes even more complex. The Sunday Times Guide to the Internet 2002 presents a jargon-free, friendly companion to the internet updated to include all recent developments.Written by Matthew Wall, author of the Sunday Times Web Wise column, it will appeal to all those who want to get online and use the net without the technical jargon which puts off non-specialists. Making ample use of screen shots, real examples and lively text, The Sunday Times Guide to the Internet covers:Getting started on the Internet (what computer you need, modems and Internet Service Providers)Surfing the net (web browsers, finding what you want, seach engines, news services etc)Security on the Web (protecting your family, viruses, encryption, regulation)Electronic mail (how it works, security features, protecting your privacy)Making the most of the web (web radio, web TV, web telephone, digital music)Glossary and list of useful web sitesThroughout the text is illustrated with screen shots showing you what you will actually see on-screen, and so making the book more immediate and helpful. There are also many helpful tips and warnings scattered through the book.
Heroism or cowardice? A stunning story of the First World War from a master storyteller.
Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life. Full of stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion.
Both a love story and a deeply moving account of the horrors of the First World War, this book will reach everyone from 9 to 90.
From Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the fifth and final instalment in the visionary novel cycle `Canopus in Argos: Archives'. `The Sentimental Agents ...' is set in the declining Volyen Empire as the empires of Sirius and Shammat compete to overwhelm it with rhetoric and false sentiment. The Canopean Empire deploys covert agents to help the Volyens resist. But one of these agents, Incent, succumbs to `Undulant Rhetoric', and Agent Klorathy must go to Volyen to help him see through the empty words that have beguiled him. Once more employing alien races to identify human failings, Lessing uses social and political satire to show how we misuse speech (and speeches) and delude ourselves with self-aggrandizing notions about the primacy of emotion. Her renowned insight into human behaviour goes hand in hand here with a vein of humour that sees her writing in the tradition of Voltaire and Swift.
This text presents the secrets of how British intelligence officers working undercover as liaison officers in East Germany stole advanced Soviet equipment and penetrated top-secret training areas. For 40 years the men from all three armed services, the SAS and the Foreign Office conducted an intelligence war against the massive Soviet military strength.
Ever wondered if your intentions, prayers or wishes have a real, calculable effect on the world? Here, from Lynne McTaggart, groundbreaking author of `The Field', comes riveting accounts of scientific investigations and real case histories with evidence that we are all connected and our intentions can be harnessed as a collective force for good. For the last 40 years renegade scientists, experimenting with the limits of quantum physics, have made seemingly impossible discoveries. 1966: a lie-detector expert accidentally discovers that plants can read thoughts. 1982: meditating Buddhist monks in the Himalayas turn their bodies into a human furnace. 1994: a psychologist's experiments reveal a stream of light flowing from healers during healing. These events form part of an extraordinary scientific story and revolutionary discovery - that thought is a thing that affects other things. In The Intention Experiment, Lynne McTaggart, author of the international bestseller The Field, joins forces with a team of international, renowned scientists to test the effects of focused group intention on scientifically quantifiable targets - animal, plant and human. The Intention Experiment is a truly revolutionary book that invites you, the reader, to take part in the greatest intention experiment in history. The results of McTaggart's 'global laboratory' started with the focused intention that made a geranium leaf glow to evidence to show that group intention is powerful enough to affect targets more than 5000 miles away and may even affect global warming. These remarkable results prove human thought and intention has the power to focus our lives, heal our illnesses, clean up our communities and improve the planet. This book also shows you how to harness that power to make changes in your own life.
Version simplifiee pour piano par Hans-Gunter Heumann, des themes principaux du celebre opera La Flute enchantee de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791). Cette partition s adresse aux pianistes debutants, les themes sont accompagnes de textes explicatifs et d illustrations tres colorees.
The voice of motor racing and much loved public figure - and the man responsible for introducing millions of viewers to the previously inaccessible world of Formula 1 - tells the story of his incident-packed life, with a brand new chapter on his globetrotting adventures since retirement.
Murray Walker is a national treasure. When the man who made famous the catch phrase 'Unless I'm very much mistaken... I AM very much mistaken!!!' announced that he was retiring as ITV's Grand Prix commentator, the media reacted as if the sport itself was losing one of its biggest stars.
His reputation for mistakes was the making of Walker. He was the fan who happened to be given the keys to the commentary box - and never wanted to give them back. His high-octane delivery kept viewers on the edge of their seats, while his passion for talking about the sport he loved was matched by an all-encompassing knowledge gained through hours of painstaking research before every race.
In his book he writes about his childhood and the influence that his father, British motorcycle champion Graham Walker, had on his career. Failing to match his father's achievements on the track after active service in World War II, he made a successful career for himself in advertising which catapulted him to the top of his profession.
An offer from the BBC to take over the commentary seat for their F1 broadcasts was too good to turn down, and it wasn't long before the infamous 'Murrayisms' enlivened a sport which until then had been shrouded in a cloak of unfathomable technical jargon and mind-numbing statistics.
He also talks about the biggest changes in the sport over the last 50 years, in particular the safety issues which came to the fore after the tragic death of Ayrton Senna, which he witnessed first hand. His partnership with James Hunt behind the microphone is the subject of some hilarious anecdotes, while his views on drivers past and present such as Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher make for fascinating reading.
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable and quiet life. His contentment is disturbed one day when the wizard, Gandalf, and the dwarves arrive to take him away on an adventure. Smaug certainly looked fast asleep, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out on to the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug's left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance! Whisked from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves. Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon...
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