"From his home in the Cairngorms of Scotland, Cameron McNeish reflects on a life dedicated to the outdoors.
Author: Careron McNeish
Category: Authors, Scottish
From his home in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland, Cameron McNeish reflects on a life dedicated to the outdoors. Following his career as an international long jump athlete, he has for forty years written and talked about walking and climbing in Scotland, meeting some of the sport's great characters. A prolific author, he has led treks in the Himalayas and Syria, edited The Great Outdoors Magazine, created new long-distance routes and made television series, campaigned for Scottish independence and raised a family with his wife, Gina. Now he candidly recalls the ups and downs of a full life, much of it in the public eye, much of it until now unseen.
bus must have gone native and found a fold in the hills to overnight unobserved. There's always taxis, but they feel like cheat— ing. Taxis are what you do in
London, not over the big hills of the north. I stay in the Bull's Head, sit at the desk
Author: Alan Franks
Publisher: Muswell Press
A comic novel written in the 1st person by a GP recovering from forms, not just drink and drugs but the lethal lures of gambling, power, lust and love.
People are always saying, “D'you remember that picture that was in the so-andso
?” and I say, “No I don't ... even save up some money and go to the hills, because there's always problems, you know, always hang-ups. Most people would like ...
Author: Steven Roby
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Though many books have chronicled Jimi Hendrix’s brilliant but tragically brief musical career, this is the first to use his own words to paint a detailed portrait of the man behind the guitar. With selections carefully chosen by one of the world’s leading Jimi Hendrix historians, this work includes the most important interviews from the peak of his career, 1966 to 1970. In this authoritative volume, Hendrix recalls for reporters his heartbreaking childhood, his concept of "Electric Church Music" (intended to wash people’s souls and give them a new direction), and his wish to be remembered as not just another guitar player. While Hendrix never wrote a memoir, with new transcriptions from European papers, the African American press, counterculture newspapers, radio and TV interviews, and previously unpublished court transcripts, this book gives music fans the next best thing to a Hendrix autobiography.
... between 1825 and 1832 at Shoreham, Kent, some of which are among the
finest jewels of English landscape painting. ... sometimes dominates, as in
Coming from Evening Church (1830); there is always a 'mystic glimmer behind
Author: Justin Wintle
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Who's Who of Western culture, from Woody Allen to Emile Zola... Containing four hundred essay-style entries, and covering the period from 1850 to the present, The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture includes artists, writers, dramatists, architects, philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, sociologists, major political figures, composers, film-makers and many other culturally significant individuals and is thoroughly international in its purview. Next to Karl Marx is Bob Marley, with John Ruskin is Salman Rushdie, alongside Darwin is Luigi Dallapiccola, Deng Xiaoping rubs shoulders with Jacques Derrida as do Julia Kristeva and Kropotkin. With its global reach, The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture provides a multi-voiced witness of the contemporary thinking world. The entries carry short bibliographies and there is thorough cross-referencing as well as an index of names and key terms.
In the past, I generally gained a few pounds at camp, even with the extra exercise
of hiking up and down the hills. There is always lots of food, and not always low
calorie choices. I wondered, could I remain on God's path while doing this again
Author: Joy Rollins
"'Transformation' relates my journey out of obesity by the power of the Holy Spirit. At 49, I was 120-150 pounds overweight, and felt helpless and hopeless in overcoming my lifelong struggle with food addiction and obesity. Confronted with declining health and comfort, I asked God for His help, turning the struggle over to Him. ... I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit for the first time. God did a miracle in my life that night in April 2006 and began a powerful transformation, both in my heart and body. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I was filled with joyous anticipation of God's ability in my life, and I began to lose weight. Early into the transformation, God told me to write a journal of my experiences and the lessons He would teach me in the journey of transformation. He directed me to seek publication of the journal of the first 80 pounds lost, and gave me a vision of beginning a spiritual support group at my church for women struggling with these issues."
“You may call this flat,” he said, “but I can still see plenty of hills. Up in the
mountains, there's always some rock or peak or slope blocking your view. And
don't you think this is a beautiful road?” “That's true,” said Piak. He looked back
over his ...
Author: Tonke Dragt
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A young messenger. A secret mission. A kingdom in peril. It is the dead of night. Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But, as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help. A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the GreatMountains - a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. Tiuri has a vital role to play, one that might cost him his knighthood. Tiuri's journey will take him through dark, menacing forests, across treacherous rivers, to sinister castles and strange cities. He will encounter evil enemies who would kill to get the letter, but also the best of friends in the most unexpected places. He must trust no one. He must keep his true identity secret. Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter... The Letter for the Kingis the thrilling story of one boy's battle against evil, set in an enchanted world of chivalry, courage and true friendship. Tonke Dragtwas born in Jakarta in 1930 and spent most of her childhood in Indonesia. When she was twelve, she was interned in a camp run by the Japanese occupiers, where she wrote (with a friend) her very first book using begged and borrowed paper. Her family moved to the Netherlands after the war and, after studying at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Dragt became an art teacher. She published her first book in 1961, followed a year later byThe Letter for the King, which won the Children's Book of the Year award and has been translated into sixteen languages. Dragt was awarded the State Prize for Youth Literature in 1976 and was knighted in 2001. 'The story has the quality of a legend, a tale of ancient times. Over a million copies of the book have been sold worldwide.The Letter for the Kinghas everything.'Nederlands Dagblad 'It is fascinating, captivating in the same way as Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. As well as the familiar battle between good and evil, we are presented with a discovery of true chivalry.'Schager Courant
Rutongo is a good hospital with good doctors but outside his office there are always people because he is the favourite doctor. Muganga Joseph listens to his
patients. They tell him about their lives – not just why they are feeling sick – and
Author: David Belton
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'Tremendous. A moving and haunting tribute to the human spirit' WILLIAM BOYD Into the heart of a genocide that left a million people dead 6 April 1994: In the skies above Rwanda the president’s plane is shot down in flames. Near Kigali, Jean-Pierre holds his family close, fearing for their lives as the violence escalates. In the chapel of a hillside village, missionary priest Vjeko Curic prepares to save thousands of lives The mass slaughter that follows – friends against friends, neighbours against neighbours - is one of the bloodiest chapters in history Twenty years on, BBC Newsnight producer David Belton, one of the first journalists into Rwanda, tells of the horrors he experienced at first-hand. Now following the threads of Jean-Pierre and Vjeko Curic’s stories, he revisits a country still marked with blood, in search of those who survived and the legacy of those who did not. This is David Belton's quest for the limits of bravery and forgiveness.
They wouldn't follow us backinto the hills;I know they wouldn't.” “Well,” saidFeliz. “
Going into thehills isn't always the solution. I mean,there's things about meyou
don't know.” “I don't care!” she said. “Well, that's nice. But I'm still a prisoner here,
Author: Gordon R Dickson
Publisher: Hachette UK
There had to be a reason why that isolated human colony had been able to survive mankind's implacable enemies. But nobody had been able to get to the quaintly named Dunroamin to find out. If they had a secret defence, it could be the answer to a hundred planets' prayers. And Feliz Gebrod realized as he came in for a crash landing that he'd know the secret sooner than he'd expected. Except that what he encountered was a life-and-death riddle that had nothing to do with stellar defence. It was this: how can two mutually irreconcilable Utopias occupy the same space at the same time?
A mountain lake like this is always hills , and there it will likely remain for ages
beautiful , but still , some think there is a lone to come , until it is disturbed by
some great liness about it which is at times depressing . convulsion of nature's
"Gods, yes, the military payrolls are always in a snarl. But it will give you the best
training in Rome when it comes to sniffing out new schemes of graft. And there are always new schemes of graft..." Marcus waved him off, already deep into the
Author: Kate Quinn
A tale of love, power and intrigue from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress. Powerful, prosperous, and expanding ever farther into the untamed world, the Roman Empire has reached its peak under the rule of the beloved Emperor Trajan. But neither he nor his reign can last forever... Brash and headstrong, Vix is a celebrated ex-gladiator returned to Rome to make his fortune. The sinuous, elusive Sabina is a senator's daughter who craves adventure. Sometimes lovers, sometimes enemies, Vix and Sabina are united by their devotion to Trajan. But others are already maneuvering in the shadows. Trajan's ambitious Empress has her own plans for Sabina. And the aristocratic politician Hadrian—who is both the Empress's ruthless protégé and Vix's mortal enemy—has ambitions he confesses to no one, ambitions rooted in a secret prophecy. When Trajan falls, they all will be caught in a deadly whirlwind that may seal their fates, and that of the entire Roman Empire...