A widow says she has seen apparitions from heaven. A crowd of residents and tourists gathers around her house on the beach before sunset each day hoping she will say she has had another vision. They believe the sightings are a substantiation of their faith. Meanwhile, a mysterious teenager suddenly and strangely shows up at a local high school and shows students how he can conjure up snakes from hell. For them, it is a time of fun and excitement and rebellion. One of their teachers befriends the widow on the beach and rediscovers his own lost faith as he tries to save his students from the snakes and evil that threaten all of their lives. The setting is northwest Florida for a clash between saints from heaven and serpents from hell.
"The latest fashion among young city-dwellers, providing a new advertising niche for manufacturers of luxury products, is the good old family picnic."--Le Monde "An upper-class English ritual traditionally confined to rural French life, the picnic has been rebranded."--The Economist "The great charm of this social device is undoubtedly the freedom it affords.
. . To eat cold chicken and drink iced claret under trees, amid the grass and the flowers."--Appleton's Journal of Literature, Science, and Art, 1869 Urban picnics are a hot foodie trend right now; from The Economist to Le Monde, food journalists and lovers the world around are jumping on the blanket. Like so many of us, they want to put their hectic city lives on hold and enjoy themselves--without having to head off into the hinterland. The Urban Picnic is designed for modern gourmands and kitchen newcomers alike to inspire them to introduce a little pleasure and picnickery into their lives. With an irreverent and highly opinionated history of the picnic, strange accounts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, original illustrations and over 200 recipes--many contributed from renowned chefs such as Nigella Lawson, Mark Bittman, Regan Daley and Bob Blumer--it's the essential how-to (and how-not-to) for anyone who was ever looking for a tasty little morsel to eat under that tree that grows in Brooklyn. Two-color throughout. Recipes include: Barbecued Lemon Chicken (Anne Lindsay) Banana-Strawberry Layer Cake (Regan Daley) Mint Julep Peaches (Nigella Lawson) Chicken Liver Crostini (Umberto Menghi) Ahi Tuna Salad with Green Papaya (Rob Feenie)
Broad brush analyses of the changing face of the bureaucracy In this illuminating memoir Javid Chowdhury shares his varied experiences over four decades in the IAS:
Цей нарис присвячено економічній історії, що включає розвиток ремесел, аграрного сектору та промислів, зовнішньої та внутрішньої торгівлі, грошового обігу, зародків податкової системи та зародження економічної думки на території України в IX–XV ст., з акцентуванням уваги на факторах (зокрема й позаекономічних: політична, релігійна, соціальна та інші сфери), які впливали на розвиток економіки України в зазначений період. Окремий розділ виділено для стислого огляду економічного розвитку від часу появи на українських теренах перших людських колективів і до IX ст.
н. е. Матеріал викладено у науково-популярній формі, тож ця праця буде не тільки корисною для студентів-економістів та істориків під час вивчення курсів і спецкурсів з економічної історії України, але й цікавою для широкого кола читачів.
As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world’s best high perch phaeton, it’s a recipe for mayhem — and romance. Award winning, best-selling authors Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale serve up delectable Regency fun and a sexy contemporary twist in this anthology of original novellas. Four authors, four couples, four deliciously romantic surprises. When it comes to love, anything can happen… That Rogue Jack by Maya Rodale Jack, Lord Willoughby is charming, handsome, and utterly irresponsible.
In other words, he’s the worst person to entrust with the ducal wedding ring. Miss Henrietta Black is prim, proper and the ideal person to help find the price family heirloom that’s gone missing… as long as she isn’t distracted by Jack’s gorgeous smile and tantalizing attempts at seduction. They MUST find the ring before the wedding… if they aren’t too busy falling in love. P.S. I Love You by Miranda Neville Handsome, inarticulate Frank Newnham asks for his cousin Christian's help when he woos Rosanne Lacy by letter.
Rosanne falls for Frank's delicious prose, but when they meet in person at the duke's wedding party, Rosanne can't understand why Frank seems so ... dull. And why is she drawn to the dark brooding Earl of Bruton, with his scarred face and air of melancholy? When I Met My Duchess by Caroline Linden Gareth Cavendish, Duke of Wessex, believes he’s chosen the perfect bride… until he meets her sister and lightning strikes—literally! Now he’s the only member of society dreading the wedding of the season. Or is he? Cleo Barrows can’t fathom why her knees weaken every time the handsome duke approaches, or why her sister isn’t in the clouds at the prospect of marrying him. But the more often wedding plans throw Cleo and Gareth intimately together, the faster time is running out to turn the celebration of the summer into the scandal of the year. How Angela Got Her Rogue Back by Katharine Ashe When gorgeous Lord Trenton Ascot beckons to history grad student Angela Cowdrey from the pages of a comic book, she thinks she’s going crazy.
When Trent rescues her from a lake and she claims she’s from the future, he knows he is. But a blackmailer is threatening Trent’s family and Angela is determined to help. While unraveling the mystery of her time-travel trip to the duke’s wedding, this modern girl and Regency lord just might discover a passion that defies centuries. Total anthology length: 129,000 words/516 pages
For almost three centuries, the Tokugawa Shogunate has held sway over Japan, bringing an unprecedented period of peace and political stability where once anarchy reigned. Yet all things must pass. Through the fiercely drawn bamboo curtain, the rest nation stirs with the murmur of new ideas, like democracy, freedom, and industrialization. Some embrace the change that these words bring, while others will die to preserve the Old Order. The ancient samurai exist somewhere in between. No longer the highly respected warrior sect of old, they are now ronin, samurais without masters. Among them is Saitou Hajime, a ferocious assassin, who lives by the power of his sword alone. While engaged in a life or death brawl, he accidentally stabs a young woman named Tokio.
They form an unexpected and mutual bond that includes a marriage of convenience that one day turns to love. But nothing is simple in this time of upheaval. Both stand at the crossroads of history but share one destiny in a country aflame with passion and ambition.