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The Mermaid Chair

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Pages : 362 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Mermaid Chair Book by Sue Monk Kidd and published by Viking Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Jessie Sullivan is summoned home to tiny Egret Island, where she meets Brother Thomas, a monk who is about to take his final vows, and encounters the legend of a mysterious chair dedicated to a saint who had originally been a mermaid.

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The Mermaid Chair

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0755385187
Pages : 300 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Mermaid Chair Book by Sue Monk Kidd and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-02-03 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Don't miss the extraordinary new novel from Sue Monk Kidd, The Book of Longings - published on 21st April 2020, and available to pre-order now The Mermaid Chair: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller and award-winning novel, from the celebrated author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings. A beautiful and haunting exploration of human relationships, personal fulfilment and spirituality. 'Highly charged... full of sexual and spiritual desire. Every bit as moving and convincing as The Secret Life of Bees' Mirror 'Beautiful writing...Kidd's characters cherish storytelling' USA Today 'It's hard to put this book down for little things like sleeping and eating' Elle In her forties, and married for half her life, Jessie Sullivan honestly believes that she is happy. She has a lovely home, a dependable husband and an accomplished and adored teenage daughter. But when shocking news about her mother compels Jessie to visit the island where she grew up, she finds herself drawn to Brother Thomas, a Benedictine monk on the verge of taking his final vows. Amidst the seductive beauty of the South Carolina salt marshes, Jessie is torn between powerful new longings and her enduring marriage. After all these years she is finally beginning to understand who she really is and where she belongs. But she has still to discover how much of her old life has a place in the new one. What readers are saying about The Mermaid Chair: 'I was drawn in from the first sentence and felt emotionally attached to each and every one of the characters. Couldn't put it down; loved it' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'The telling of the tale was thoughtful and very beautiful and I felt that I'd shared Jessie's journey' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This is a wonderful novel, spellbinding with characters that you can wholly visualise and want to know. The writing is very strong and not for a long time have I remembered the style, flavour and feeling of a novelist's writing long after I've finished it' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This book spoke right to my heart, right to the pull and tug of what it is to be a woman, a wife, a mother. This book is beautifully written and has become my favourite amongst the Sue Monk Kidd novels that I have devoured' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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Book Club Kit

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Download PDF or read online Book Club Kit Book by Sue Monk Kidd and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :

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Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 113514513X
Pages : 209 pages
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Download PDF or read online Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice Book by Dinah Eastop and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-09-10 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This well referenced book provides an amply illustrated publication on upholstery conservation which discusses and reviews the issues related to the care, interpretation and treatment of upholstered furniture. Through many well illustrated case studies the inter-disciplinary collaboration fundamental to upholstery conservation, and the complex decision-making process involved in the treatment of upholstered furniture, are made evident. The case histories are contributed by leading international practitioners in the field and concern objects and collections in the care of English Heritage, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other internationally renowned institutions. Likewise, the contributors, from both sides of the Atlantic, are world-renowned specialists and leaders in this area of conservation working for the public and private sectors. The case histories, illustrated in colour, black and white and specially prepared line drawings, concern object treatment and documentation, the conservation of information, the function and the artefact. They range from the documentation of eighteenth century removable chair covers and the treatment of a nineteenth century carriage to a twentieth century foam-filled chair belonging to a museum.

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Making a Splash

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 0861969251
Pages : 218 pages
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Download PDF or read online Making a Splash Book by Philip Hayward and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2017-01-30 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The representation of aquatic people in contemporary film and television—from their on-screen sexuality to the mockumentaries they’ve inspired. Mermaids have been a feature of western cinema since its inception and the number of films, television series, and videos representing them has expanded exponentially since the 1980s. Making a Splash analyses texts produced within a variety of audiovisual genres. Following an overview of mermaids in western culture that draws on a range of disciplines including media studies, psychoanalysis, and post-structuralism, individual chapters provide case studies of particular engagements with the folkloric figure. From Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” to the creation of Ursula, Ariel’s tentacled antagonist in Disney’s 1989 film, to aspects of mermaid vocality, physicality, agency, and sexuality in films and even representations of mermen, this work provides a definitive overview of the significance of these ancient mythical figures in 110 years of western audio-visual media.

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Among the Mermaids

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Publisher : Weiser Books
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ISBN : 1578635454
Pages : 256 pages
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Download PDF or read online Among the Mermaids Book by Ventura, Varla and published by Weiser Books. This book was released on 2013-07-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries. Among the Mermaids is an enchanting collection of classic stories, facts, and tales of mermaids from around the world that will thrill every lover of this romanticized mythological creature. Compiled by Book of the Bizarre author and Magical Creature devotee Varla Ventura, Among the Mermaids includes turn of the century tales of merfolk from Bret Harte, T. Crofton Croker, and W.B. Yeats, along with tantalizing trivia, facts, first-hand accounts, and speculations about mermaids in popular culture. Some facts about the fluid and the fair from the book: Many people believe today that early explorer sightings of mermaids were manatees. (Scurvy + many days away from your lady = a blubbery creature looking supple and bodacious.)Blackbeard, the fierce and terrible pirate, was afraid of his crew being lured into a watery grave by mermaids, so he ordered his ships to avoid certain areas reputed to have a high number of mermaid sightings.Since 2009, the town of Kiryat Yam, Israel has offered a prize of $1 million dollars to anyone who can prove the mermaid off their coast is real. The prize remains unclaimed.

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Cornwall from the Coast Path

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Publisher : Alison Hodge Publishers
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ISBN : 9780906720684
Pages : 183 pages
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Download PDF or read online Cornwall from the Coast Path Book by Michael Kent and published by Alison Hodge Publishers. This book was released on 2008 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book describes a 16-day walk around the coast of Cornwall, looking at different aspects of the county as observed from the coast path.

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Tex Element

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Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
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ISBN : 1312309776
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Download PDF or read online Tex Element Book by Ray Diamond and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2014-07-08 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The legend begins with a black polydactyl cat named Shadow, who believes he is human. He is led to a garden that has an entrance conceal by a Fire Spirit to Diyu ... The realm of the dead.He is returned to earth in human form with the five elements. He battles evil spirits and he is helped by a mermaid from the Aquatic Caribbean Kingdom. Tex Element is in three versions. Regular with all the gruesome words, Profanity Free, and this Children Version (Ages12+). You do have a choice. Make it the right one. This version contains adult language and profanity.

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The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317044258
Pages : 640 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters Book by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-01 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. In addition to monsters appearing in English-language literature and film, the Encyclopedia also includes significant monsters in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, African and Middle Eastern traditions. Alphabetically organized, the entries each feature suggestions for further reading. The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Fiction

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313345686
Pages : 352 pages
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Download PDF or read online Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Fiction Book by Nancy M. Tischler and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2009 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Provides biographies of American and British authors of Christian themed works from World War II until the present day.

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The Penguin Book of Mermaids

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ISBN : 0525505571
Pages : 368 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Penguin Book of Mermaids Book by Cristina Bacchilega and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2019-10-08 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Dive into centuries of mermaid lore with these captivating tales from around the world. A Penguin Classic Among the oldest and most popular mythical beings, mermaids and other merfolk have captured the imagination since long before Ariel sold her voice to a sea witch in the beloved Disney film adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid." As far back as the eighth century B.C., sailors in Homer's Odyssey stuffed wax in their ears to resist the Sirens, who lured men to their watery deaths with song. More than two thousand years later, the gullible New York public lined up to witness a mummified "mermaid" specimen that the enterprising showman P. T. Barnum swore was real. The Penguin Book of Mermaids is a treasury of such tales about merfolk and water spirits from different cultures, ranging from Scottish selkies to Hindu water-serpents to Chilean sea fairies. A third of the selections are published here in English for the first time, and all are accompanied by commentary that explores their undercurrents, showing us how public perceptions of this popular mythical hybrid--at once a human and a fish--illuminate issues of gender, spirituality, ecology, and sexuality.

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The Invention of Wings

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1472212762
Pages : 416 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Invention of Wings Book by Sue Monk Kidd and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-01-07 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The No. 1 New York Times bestseller. A powerful and extraordinary novel about the unlikely friendship between two exceptional women during the last years of slavery in the US. From the celebrated author of the multi-million-copy-bestselling novel The Secret Life of Bees. 'Fascinating... A splendid tribute to a pair of true heroines' The Times 'Wonderful - well-written, moving and engaging by turns, and always compelling' Daily Mail 'A remarkable novel that heightened my sense of what it meant to be a woman - slave or free' Oprah Winfrey 'A resonant, illuminating novel' Observer Sarah Grimké is the middle daughter. Her mother says she's difficult and her father says she's remarkable. On Sarah's eleventh birthday, Hetty 'Handful' Grimké is taken from the slave quarters she shares with her mother, wrapped in lavender ribbons, and presented to Sarah as a gift. Sarah knows that what she does next will unleash a world of trouble. She also knows that she cannot accept another person as a present. And so, indeed, the trouble begins ... A powerful, sweeping novel, inspired by real events, and set in the American Deep South in the nineteenth century, The Invention of Wings evokes a world of shocking contrasts, of beauty and ugliness, of otherwise respectable people living daily with cruelty they fail to recognise; and celebrates the power of friendship and sisterhood against all the odds. What readers say about The Invention of Wings: 'You cannot fault Sue Monk Kidd's writing; she very adeptly speaks with both Sarah and Handful's voice. The pictures she paints are vivid, compelling and haunting; this is not a novel I will easily forget' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'I was not expecting this book to grab my heartstrings and pull the way that it did' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'The weaving of fact and fiction into a powerful novel covering abolition of slavery, women's ambitions in 19th century America, love, family, betrayal and hope for a better future make compelling reading' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Unforgettable. This book was completely and utterly dynamic. From the first word to the last I was enthralled with Sarah and Handful. So powerful' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

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ISBN : 1438116942
Pages : 412 pages
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Download PDF or read online Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction Book by Geoff Hamilton and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Covers contemporary authors and works that have enjoyed commercial success in the United States but are typically neglected by more "literary" guides. Provides high school and college students with everything they need to know to understand the authors and works of American popular fiction.

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The Viking Isles

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Publisher : Birlinn
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ISBN : 1788852281
Pages : 288 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Viking Isles Book by Paul Murton and published by Birlinn. This book was released on 2019-12-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Paul Murton has long had a love of the Viking north – the island groups of Orkney and Shetland and the old counties of Caithness and Sutherland – which, for centuries, were part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic the Orkneyinga Saga. Today this fascinating Scandanavian legacy can be found everywhere – in physical remains, place-names, local traditions and folklore, and much else besides. This is a personal account of Paul’s travels in the Viking north. Full of observation, history, anecdote and encounters with those who live there, it also serves as a practical guide to the many places of interest. From a sing-along with the Shanty Yell Boys to fishing off Muckle Flugga, from sword dancing with the men of Papa Stour to a Norwegian pub crawl in Lerwick, Paul paints a vivid picture of these lands and their people, and explores their extraordinary rich heritage.

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Careless in Red

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ISBN : 1848942672
Pages : 576 pages
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Download PDF or read online Careless in Red Book by Elizabeth George and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-08-18 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : It is barely three months since the murder of his wife and Thomas Lynley takes to the South-West Coast Path in Cornwall, determined to walk its length in an attempt to distract himself from his loss. On the forty-third day of this walk, he sees a cliff climber fall to his death, apparently witnessed by a surfer in a nearby cove. Shortly afterwards, Lynley encounters a young woman from Bristol whose personal history is a blank before her thirteenth year. These events propel him into a case that brings Barbara Havers from London and thrusts both detectives into a world where revenge is only one of the motives they must sift through to identify a killer.

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A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths and Legends

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ISBN : 1780338937
Pages : 352 pages
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Download PDF or read online A Brief Guide to Celtic Myths and Legends Book by Martyn Whittock and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-10-03 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : A very readable guide which fills the gap between academic analysis and less critical retellings of the myths and legends. Marytn Whittock provides an accessible overview while also assessing the current state of research regarding the origins and significance of the myths. Since all records of the myths first occur in the early medieval period, the focus is on the survival of pre-Christian mythology and the interactions of the early Christian writers with these myths. A wide-ranging and enthralling introduction to Celtic mythology, from the Irish gods before gods, the Fomorians, to the children of Llyr, the sea deity; from the hunter-warrior Fionn mac Cumhaill, whose exploits are chronicled in the Fenian Cycle, to Cú Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster; and from the Welsh heroes of the Mabinogion to Arthur, King of Britain, though the mythical, Welsh version who predates the medieval legends.

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A Tale of St Thomas

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Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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ISBN : 9781456849726
Pages : 283 pages
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Download PDF or read online A Tale of St Thomas Book by David Dale and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2011-01-26 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This is an historical fantasy set in 1555 on the Island of St Thomas in the USVI. A privateer named the Red Grouse, captained by a Captain Douglas Murphy intercepted a Portuguese merchant ship. They sunk the vessel and took on board two hostages, which consisted of an Arabian merchant and his daughter. Later they entered, what is now known as the American Virgin Islands. As they past Secret Harbor they become the victims of a surprise attack by a French galleon, captained by a Captain Jacques de-Sores and the Grouse sank. Despite this, twelve year old Tom, the captains cabin boy and one of the hostages, named Mayya the Arabian merchant's daughter, also twelve, managed to escape being drowned. They were marooned on the Island, now known as St Thomas. Their journey through this Island introduced them to both the good and the bad elements of the island. Their human weaknesses and frailties were tested and they learnt life's cruel lesson about pain and separation. On their journey they became embroiled in a struggle between good and evil, the dominance of evil and the advantages of the collective good. In the story, the manifestation of evil was Mowang, the king of devils and his pet Weiju. The good were materialized in the Tutus fairy-like beings, the Black Witch Lisa, the Ceboney girl Arawa and others. Mowang lived in a cave overlooking Brewer's beach, where it still is to this day. Many places are named after the heroes and heroines in this book. This story is a mythological story about the Island of St Thomas in the USVI. Ironically the loss of the great evil resulted in the disappearance of the great good. The Ceboney and Arawa people no longer live there, they are all gone now. Gone too, are the ancient mystical creatures, only their names exist, like some epitaph to those who lived in those long lost forgotten times.