An anthology of Christmas prose, poetry, and carols, reflecting both the religious and the secular aspects of the Christmas festival.
Adrift on the Ark is a collection of personal essays by Margaret Thompson that offers a straightforward study of the complex relationship between human beings and the natural world. The essays look at a wide range of beings-from spiders to peacocks-and cover issues such as our irrational phobias, our fascination with zoos, and the myths and stories we have created around the other occupants of this earth. They also observe the joy animals bring to us as our pets and the altruistic relationship between caregivers and companions. With lively anecdotes and engaging portraits of the animals who have enriched Margaret's life, these entertaining and personal essays serve a double purpose: as a reminder of our place in the natural order and our intricate connections with animals; and as a warning about how much we stand to lose by ignoring our responsibilities for all life on earth.
Meant to inspire and motivate, Adrift on the Ark is an enchanting reflection on the beneficial relationship between humans and other animals.
Two unlucky individuals find themselves trapped in a haunted house, where the spirits are more than rest. They're very disturbed. A man learns that his family's fortune is cursed when his grandfather sends him to an old manor on a pretense. A black cat curiously enters the same house through a window. They will soon meet the resident spooks, generations of ghouls who are as stuck there as them . . . and even more unhappy. The man and the cat are used to feeling unwelcome, but this place is downright hostile! There are more than just termites lurking within these walls, and getting out alive may require some sacrifice.
After Natalie Carter's family is brutally butchered by vampires on Christmas Eve, she finds that her only protection from the blood thirsty monsters that tried to kidnap her is Jason, a man without a memory and with a second soul sharing his body. But are he and the powerful creatures he serves enough to protect Natalie from a lethal vampiric assassin and the terrifying woman that haunts Natalie's dreams and will stop at nothing to possess her?
Whether King Trenor will live or die is anyone’s guess, but Soriana and Ranneth aren’t about to leave it to chance. Instead, they flee to the east in a desperate bid to find the one healer who can bring him back from the brink.
Leaving the throne in the hands of a man incapable of defending their nation against their enemies to the west is the least of Soriana’s problems. With threats coming from all sides, and the stability of Oran crumbling around her, she will finally discover just how strong she is, and how far she’s willing to go to save her people, her nation, and the love she’s held at arm’s length for far too long.
A collection of some two hundred cartoon strips dedicated to the Beatles, many of which are extremely rare and now inaccessible. Forty years after their break up, the Beatles remain the biggest phenomenon of music and mass culture in the world of entertainment. The book for the first time investigates and documents the interest that cartoonists, publishers, and enthusiasts have shown in their special relationship with the universe of comic strips—a rich and variegated relationship with thousands of publications, in every part of the world, and a production that continues to the present day. In some stories the Beatles are the protagonists, in others they make cameo appearances, while others feature their lyrics transformed into comic strips. Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Fab Four’s first single ("Love Me Do"), the book celebrates the band with a festive, fun and original product, conveying a dimension that does not age, transmitting the legend that endures through the years and changing fashions.