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Many of the castles featured offer a wealth of things to see and do, from their beautiful settings and manicured gardens, to museum collections and re-enactment events. Not only does the book give you essential information for visiting the castles, but it also provides background information on the roles castles played and other interesting facts to make your visit more enjoyable. This book is beautifully illustrated with photographs of the castles.
They said he had striking looks-andNicolette Saddler certainly felt that something had struck her straight in the heart when she first locked eyes with Dr. Ridge Garroway. But Nicolette had had her fill of good-looking, sweet-talking men and she wasn't interested in another one, especially not a sexy cowboy doctor who had secrets of his own. Yet Ridge, unlike anyone she'd ever met, seemed to warm the coldness that filled her. Could he be a man worth catching once and for all?
Poor Hattie. Her mother has died and her father is traveling across America looking for work during the depression. She has to live with her two fussy aunts and her pipsqueak brother, as well as the stuck-up new girl on the farm next door. Christmas is coming and Hattie isn't in the spirit. But then she decides she will make enough money to bring her father home ... and make the Best family's Christmas the most wonderful one ever!
[From the back cover:]] "Puss is a country cat at heart, and loves living in a small town. But Puss's owner Jenni moves to the city where there's traffic and people seem so unfriendly. He decides he must return home to the country. On his way back, Puss realizes that home isn't about place--it's about being with loved ones. Illustrations."
The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant. None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale -- the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating -- has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.
Best Contemporary Women's Fiction: Six Novels includes works by some of the finest novelists of today. Almost by Elizabeth Benedict chronicles the attempt of writer Sophy Chase to come to terms with the death of her almost ex-husband -- who may have committed suicide on the New England resort island where she left him just months before.Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum follows Trudy, a professor of German history, as she investigates her mother's past and the truth surrounding her life in Germany during WWII. Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame. The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss is a heartwarming, greatly satisfying story of a young woman with the rare talent of "gentling" wild horses and the unexpected and profound connections between people and animals. The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones takes readers inside the hidden world of elite cuisine in modern China through the story of an American food writer in Beijing. When recently widowed Maggie McElroy is called to China to settle a claim against her late husband's estate, she is blindsided by the discovery that he may have led a double life. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell is a gothic, intricate tale of family secrets, lost lives, and the freedom brought by truth that will haunt you long past its final page. The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett tells the story of a secretive magician's death that sets in motion his partner's journey of self-discovery.
A candid memoir of love, art, and grief from a celebrated man of letters, United States poet laureate Donald Hall In an intimate record of his twenty-three-year marriage to poet Jane Kenyon, Donald Hall recounts the rich pleasures and the unforeseen trials of their shared life. The couple made a home at their New England farmhouse, where they rejoiced in rituals of writing, gardening, caring for pets, and connecting with their rural community through friends and church. The Best Day the Worst Day presents a portrait of the inner moods of "the best marriage I know about," as Hall has written, against the stark medical emergency of Jane's leukemia, which ended her life in fifteen months. Between recollections of better times, Hall shares with readers the daily ordeal of Jane's dying through heartbreaking but ultimately inspiring storytelling.
This volume is devoted to childhood stories of 25 great people like Gautama Buddha, Leonardo da Vinci, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Enid Blyton to name a few.
The author presents his most famous, and infamous, cases and clients, and in the process, takes a critical, informed look at a legal system that he regards as deeply corrupt.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A disturbing book about manipulation by the rich of the have-nots.
On the eve of retirement after a long and illustrious Starfleet career, certain drastic events take James T. Kirk on a journey to a mysterious world called Faramond. Years ago, a voyage to the same place with his father George and Starfleet legend Captain Robert April had turned into a deadly trap. Father and son soon find themselves fighting for their lives and before the end of the voyage-James T. Kirk gets a glimpse of the future and his own best destiny.
Edited and with an Introduction by Bryant Mangum Foreword by Roxana Robinson Benediction * Head and Shoulders * Bernice Bobs Her Hair * The Ice Palace * The Offshore Pirate * May Day * The Jelly Bean * The Diamond as Big as the Ritz * Winter Dreams * Absolution In the euphoric months before and after the publication of This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald, the flapper's historian and poet laureate of the Jazz Age, wrote the ten stories that appear in this unique collection. Exploring characters and themes that would appear in his later works, such as The Beautiful and Damned and The Great Gatsby, these early selections are among the very best of Fitzgerald's many short stories. This Modern Library Paperback Classic includes notes, an appendix of nonfiction essays by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and their contemporaries, and vintage magazine illustrations. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Best Evidence provides proof of a plot that may have reached into the highest levels of the United States government. It contains facts, testimony, and statements by material witnesses never before disclosed.
Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Billy Nighy, and Dev Patel When Ravi Kapoor, an overworked London doctor, reaches the breaking point with his difficult father-in-law, he asks his wife: "Can't we just send him away somewhere? Somewhere far, far away." His prayer is seemingly answered when Ravi's entrepreneurial cousin sets up a retirement home in India, hoping to re-create in Bangalore an elegant lost corner of England. Several retirees are enticed by the promise of indulgent living at a bargain price, but upon arriving, they are dismayed to find that restoration of the once sophisiticated hotel has stalled, and that such amenities as water and electricity are . . . infrequent. But what their new life lacks in luxury, they come to find, it's plentiful in adventure, stunning beauty, and unexpected love.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Best Food Writing 2001 brings together, for the second year, the most exceptional writing culled from the past year's books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and web sites. Within its five sections--Stocking the Larder, Home Cooking, Someone's in the Kitchen, Dining Around and Personal Tastes--read our best writers on everything from the year's most celebrated chefs to extraordinary restaurant experiences, from the latest trends in ingredients and equipment to unforgettable memoirs inspired by cooking and eating. Neither cook nor food lover should be without this remarkable annual collection. Included are contributions by R. W. Apple, Jr. , Amanda Hesser, Ruth Reichl, Jeffrey Steingarten, Jane and Michael Stern, Calvin Trillin, Gael Greene, Mimi Sheraton, Jonathon Reynolds, Eric Schlosser, and many others.
Hughes assembles, for the third year, the most exceptional writing from the past year's books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and Web sites. Within this book's six sections are the best writers on everything from the year's most celebrated chefs to extraordinary restaurant experiences.
Best Food Writing 2003 assembles, for the fourth year, the most exceptional writing from the past year's books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and websites. Within its six sections--Stocking the Larder, Home Cooking, Someone's in the Kitchen, Dining Around, The Recipe File, and Personal Tastes--read our best writers on everything from celebrated chefs to extraordinary restaurants, from histories of vital ingredients to food-inspired memoirs. Included are pieces from such stars of the genre as John Thorne, Amanda Hesser, and Calvin Trillin. Selected as required reading by the Culinary Institute of America for all of its undergraduate students, neither cook nor food lover should be without this remarkable annual collection.
"Best Food Writing 2005" assembles, for its sixth year, the most exceptional writing from the past year's books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and Web sites. Included are the best writers on everything from celebrated chefs to the travails of the home cook, from food sourcing at the greenmarket to equipping one's kitchen, from erudite culinary history to food-inspired memoirs. Like past collections, the 2005 round-up will include pieces from food-writing stars such as Robb Walsh, John Thorne, Calvin Trillin, Amanda Hesser, Ruth Reichl, Colman Andrews, Jason Epstein, and Jeffrey Steingarten. Opinionated, evocative, nostalgic, brash, thought-provoking, and sometimes just plain funny, it's a tasty sampler to dip into time and again, whether you're in the mood for caviar--or hot dogs.
The finest culinary prose from the past year: "Best Food Writing 2007" assembles, for its eighth year, selections from books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and websites. Included are the best writers on everything from celebrated chefs to the travails of the home cook, from food sourcing at the green market to equipping one's kitchen, from erudite culinary history to food-inspired memoirs. - Exceptional essays from food-writing stars: Like the previous seven collections, "Best Food Writing 2007" will feature writers such as Robb Walsh, Ruth Reichl, Thomas McNamee, John Thorne, Calvin Trillin, Amanda Hesser, Colman Andrews, Jason Epstein, and Jeffrey Steingarten, among many others. - Explores the latest trends and tastes of the ever-evolving world of food: By turns opinionated, evocative, nostalgic, sensuous, thought-provoking, and sometimes just plain funny, it's a tasty sampler to dip into time and again, whether you're in the mood for foie gras -- or fruitcake.
This anthology assembles the finest culinary prose from food writers and rising stars, and addresses everything from celebrated chefs to the travails of the home cook. By turns opinionated, evocative, sensuous, and just plain funny, it's a tasty sampler to dip into time and again.
Best Food Writing 2011 authoritatively and appealingly assembles the finest culinary prose from the past year's books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and websites, featuring both established food writers, rising stars, and some literary surprises.
Between school and Al-Anon meetings, Jenna helps Mrs. Gladstone cope with escalating problems that result from the merger of Gladstone Shoes with Shoe Warehouse Corporation, while managing a new employee with a shoplifting record.
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