A Brief History of Pirates and Buccaneers

Author: Tom Bowling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107705

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 9996

From Stevenson's Treasure Island to Pirates of the Caribbean, the romantic image of pirates in popular culture has long been with us. But pirates are not all as charming as Johnny Depp. In ancient times Thracians, Cilicians and Illyrians terrorised traders in the Mediterranean, while the Barbary pirates of North Africa instilled fear wherever they went from the Holy Lands to the coast of Ireland. It was not until the age of Discovery, when ships began to cross the Atlantic carrying unimaginable riches from the New World that the traditional image of the buccaneering pirate was created. In England, heroes such as Sir Francis Drake were feted for their exploits against the Spanish fleet in which piracy was little more than state-sponsored terrorism. Tom Bowling's lively history explores many of the myths and true stories about the notorious outlaws of the oceans: including Captain Kidd, Blackbeard as well as Mary Read and other famous female pirates.

Joan's Book

The Autobiography of Joan Littlewood

Author: Joan Littlewood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474233244

Category: Drama

Page: 600

View: 9185

'Once upon a time, the London theatre was a charming mirror held up to cosiness. Then came Joan Littlewood, smashing the glass, blasting the walls, letting the wind of life blow in a rough, but ready, world. Today, we remember this irresistible force with love and gratitude.' (Peter Brook) Along with Peter Brook, Joan Littlewood, affectionately termed 'The Mother of Modern Theatre', has come to be known as the most galvanising director of mid-twentieth-century Britain, as well as a founder of so many of the practices of contemporary theatre. The best-known work of Littlewood's company, Theatre Workshop, included the development and premieres of Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey, Brendan Behan's The Hostage and The Quare Fellow, and the seminal Oh What A Lovely War. This autobiography, originally published in 1994, offers an unparalleled first-hand account of Littlewood's extraordinary life and career, from illegitimate child in south-east London to one of the most influential directors and practitioners of our times. It is published along with an introduction by Philip Hedley CBE, previously Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East and Assistant Director to Joan Littlewood.

The Essential E. F. Benson: 53+ Titles in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)

Dodo Trilogy, Queen Lucia, Miss Mapp, David Blaize, The Room in The Tower, Paying Guests, The Relentless City, The Angel of Pain, The Rubicon and more

Author: E. F. Benson

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027231884

Category: Fiction

Page: 994

View: 8344

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Make Way For Lucia: Queen Lucia Miss Mapp Dodo Trilogy: Dodo: A Detail of the Day Dodo's Daughter or Dodo the Second Dodo Wonders David Blaize Series: David Blaize David Blaize and the Blue Door Other Novels: The Rubicon The Judgement Books The Vintage Mammon and Co. Scarlet and Hyssop The Relentless City The Valkyries The Angel of Pain The House of Defence The Blotting Book Daisy's Aunt Mrs. Ames Thorley Weir Arundel Michael Up and Down Across the Stream Short Story Collections: The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories The Countess of Lowndes Square, and Other Stories Historical Works Edward Frederic Benson (1867–1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson.

From the other side of the century

a new American poetry, 1960-1990

Author: Douglas Messerli

Publisher: Sun & Moon Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1135

View: 6438

This collection of experimental poetics contains works by poets concerned with myth and social issues, poets who focus on issues of self, poets who emphasize language and the reader, and poets of the voice and performance

A General Dictionary, Historical and Critical

In which a New and Accurate Translation of that of ... Mr. Bayle, with the Corrections and Observations Printed in the Late Edition at Paris, is Included and Interspersed with Several Thousand Lives Never Before Published. The Whole Containing the History of the Most Illustrious Persons of All Ages and Nations ... With Reflections on Such Passages of Mr. Bayle, as Seem to Favor Scepticism and the Manichee System

Author: Pierre Bayle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: N.A

View: 2859


Beyond Isness

Author: Joey Ashley

Publisher: Joseph Ashley

ISBN: 1476198446

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 1622

"I laughed my head off!" - Marie Antoinette "Utterly sacrilegious! Whens Book Two?" - Sister Mary BEYOND ISNESS is CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD - if channeled through Tom Robbins. A profound but wacky perspective that demystifies our dark side. Spiced by odysseys in Bali, the Inner World, the Pleiades, and the Chinese takeaway on Percy Street, this eclectic smorgasbord is all chucked in the wok and stir-fried with a pinch of sex, a dash of humour, and a liberal sprinkling of spirituality.

Ihre unberechenbare Braut

Author: Vanessa Vale

Publisher: Bridger Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 5120

Als Laurel Turners gefühlloser Vater sie als Teil einer Geschäftsvereinbarung verheiraten will, versucht Laurel, ihrem Schicksal durch Flucht zu entkommen. Während eines Schneesturms in Montana davonzulaufen, entpuppt sich jedoch als schrecklicher Fehler. Als die gut aussehenden Rancher Mason und Brody die hilflose Rothaarige neben ihrem verletzten Pferd finden, nehmen sie sie bei sich auf und entscheiden sich sofort dafür, sie zu der Ihren zu machen. Sie sind sich sicher, dass sie die schöne Fremde davon überzeugen können, der ungewöhnlichen Vereinbarung, sie beide zu heiraten, zuzustimmen. Die Bridgewater Sitte, dass eine Frau zwei Männer heiratet, ist ein fremdartiges Konzept für Laurel, aber sie lernt die zwei Männer lieben, die sie beschützen und ihr eine Welt sinnlichen Vergnügens zeigen, von deren Existenz sie nie gewusst hatte. Sie lernt die beiden wegen ihrer Führung und ihres Schutzes lieben. Doch wird ihr Glück von dem Geheimnis, das sie hütet, bedroht werden? Werden Mason und Brody sie immer noch lieben, wenn sie herausfinden, wer sie ist? Und was passiert, wenn ihr intriganter Vater und der grausame Mann, den sie heiraten sollte, sie schließlich ausfindig machen?

Blood in the Rain 2

Author: Cecilia Duvalle,Mary Trepanier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996904537

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 6587

This collection of 19 stories contains sexually explicit tales featuring vampires.

The Nightmare

A Mystery with Mary Wollstonecraft

Author: Nancy Means Wright

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1564747522

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 9254

Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft meets Henry Fuseli at her publisher's circle of intellectuals, philosophers, and artists, and becomes obsessed with him and his erotic painting The Nightmare. When it is stolen, Fuseli accuses young painter Roger Peale, who is clapped into Newgate Prison. Escaping with the aid of a French emigre from the Revolution, Peale is ambushed by a highwayman and taken to a madhouse. Meanwhile Fuseli's footman, a witness to the theft, is killed in a carriage "accident.a And bluestocking Isobel Frothingham is strangled after a soiree and posed to resemble Fuseli's perverse masterpiece. Wollstonecraft's impetuous nature leads her to propose a menage A trois with Fuseli and his wife, and when rebuffed-always on the side of the underdog-to investigate the case to clear the young artist and rescue Isobel's illegitimate daughter. Wright's first mystery with Mary Wollstonecraft, Midnight Fires, was called "captivatinga by Publishers Weekly. And mystery author Patricia Wynn says, "The Nightmare does what good historical fiction should do-makes me wonder where the truth ends and fiction begins.a