The Midnight Folk

Author: John Masefield

Publisher: Egmont UK

ISBN: 1780311400

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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‘Two of the greatest children’s books ever written’ – The Times on Box of Delights and The Midnight Folk. 'You ought to know about the treasure, Kay . . . for until it is restored or traced, no man of our name ought to rest.' Determined to recover the long-lost family treasure, Kay finds himself in a race against the evil Abner Brown. Abner has his witch friends and his dark magic to help him, but Kay has the very special Midnight Folk. John Masefield’s classic children’s book is considered to be one of the great works of modern children’s fiction. Magical, fantastical and filled with vivid, rich characters – brought to life in this edition by Quentin Blake’s stunning artwork – The Magic Folk and its prequel The Box of Delights are a must-read for any child.

Young Elites 3 - Die Herrschaft der Weißen Wölfin

Author: Marie Lu

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732011585

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

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Adelina ist endlich an ihrem Ziel angelangt: Sie sitzt auf dem Thron von Kenettra. Ihre Herrschaft als Weiße Wölfin ist grausam. Erbarmungslos rächt sie sich an ihren Widersachern. Als jedoch eine Gefahr auftaucht, die das Leben aller Begabten bedroht, ist Adelina gezwungen, mit ihren Feinden zusammenzuarbeiten. Mit der verhassten Gemeinschaft der Dolche macht sie sich auf eine riskante Reise, um sich selbst, ihre Schwester und ihr Königreich zu retten. Doch die widerwillig geschlossene Allianz und Adelinas stetig zunehmende innere Dunkelheit scheinen die Mission zum Scheitern zu bringen ... Im letzten Band ihrer historischen Fantasy-Trilogie führt Spiegel-BestsellerautorinMarie Lu gekonnt alle Fäden zusammen und spinnt ein Finale, das durch Action und Spannung, aber auch romantische und feinfühlige Momente überzeugt. Eine Geschichte, die berührt und zeigt, dass es nie zu spät ist, sich für das Richtige zu entscheiden.

Folk Horror Revival: Harvest Hymns. Volume II - Sweet Fruits

Author: Folk Horror Revival

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244086834

Category: Art

Page: 264

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Harvest Hymns - the twisted roots and sweet fruits of folk horror music '. Volume Two Sweet Fruits' focuses on music that has been inspired and influenced by those artists, composers and albums covered in Vol.1 (Twisted Roots') to create the music that we now would consider to be `Folk Horror' - or that at least grazes in the same pastures as those artists. A mixture of interviews, articles and reviews from, about and with the likes of Adam Scovell, Moon Wiring Club, Drew Mullholland, Broadcast, The Devil & The Universe, Jim Jupp, Inkubus Sukkubus and A Year in the Country. Keep your eyes peeled for Scarecrows, Horn Dancers and Corn Rigs, Hamlets, Fetes and Villages, Black Eyed Dogs, Hanging Trees and the mist rising in Fields of Blackberries, Weeping Willows, the Rolling of the Stones, and the Great God Pan sat upon his throne... and beware of all that goes on Beyond the Wych Elm for there 'tis the Season of the Witch

ELFENKRONE

Die Elfenkronen-Reihe 01

Author: Holly Black

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641227305

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

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Sie sind schön wie das Feuer und gnadenlos wie Schwerter – bis ein Mädchen ihnen Einhalt gebietet ... »Natürlich möchte ich wie sie sein. Sie sind unsterblich. Cardan ist der Schönste von allen. Und ich hasse ihn mehr als den Rest.Ich hasse ihn so sehr, dass ich manchmal kaum Luft bekomme, wenn ich ihn ansehe...« Jude ist sieben, als ihre Eltern ermordet werden und sie gemeinsam mit ihren Schwestern an den Hof des Elfenkönigs verschleppt wird. Zehn Jahre später hat Jude nur ein Ziel vor Augen: dazuzugehören, um jeden Preis. Doch die meisten Elfen verachten Sterbliche wie sie. Ihr erbittertster Widersacher: Prinz Cardan, der jüngste und unberechenbarste Sohn des Elfenkönigs. Doch gerade ihm muss Jude die Stirn bieten, wenn sie am Hof überleben will ...

Enthusiasms

Author: Mark Girouard

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781010889

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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DIV Does a neglected masterpiece by Jane Austen enshrine her first love affair? Who was Vita Sackville West's real grandfather? What clues are there to the identity of 'Walter', doyen of Victorian pornographers? When and why did P.G. Wodehouse mutate from hack to genius? Was Oscar Wilde really down and out in Paris? Was Brideshead really Madresfield? These and other excursions into literary or social history have developed out of Mark Girouard's spare time enthusiasms, as diversions from his main occupation as an architectural historian. In nine essays he calls attention to points that have not been noticed before, corrects fallacies that have got into general circulation, suggests, identifies, redates, refutes, or pours a little cold water on unjustified romanticisms. Three further essays sample another enthusiasm, his own family background, and introduce characters such as the dwarf who had to stand on a bench to address the South African Parliament, the colonial governor who fell in love with his niece, and the dowager duchess with whom he spent his childhood on the edge of the park at Chatsworth. /div

Ein Kuss um Mitternacht

Author: Eloisa James

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802594649

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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Miss Kate Daltry glaubt nicht an Märchen. Doch als sie auf einem Ball dem Prinzen Gabriel begegnet, verliert sie augenblicklich ihr Herz an ihn. Allerdings ist Gabriel schon einer anderen Frau versprochen. Kann es für Kate und ihn ein glückliches Ende geben?

Midnight, Texas

Roman

Author: Charlaine Harris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364122084X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Die Bewohner Midnights haben diesen Ort allesamt aus einem Grund zu ihrem Zuhause gewählt: Das texanische Städtchen ist klein und ruhig. Und damit ein perfektes Versteck. Doch wovor verstecken sie sich? Allein Bobo Winthrop, der Besitzer des Pfandhauses, scheint von jedem in der Stadt etwas zu wissen. Da ist Bobos neuer Untermieter, der seine Wohnung nur nachts verlässt. Oder die Esoterik-Lady, die behauptet, eine Hexe zu sein. Als Bobos Freundin Aubrey verschwindet, fangen die Einwohner an, Fragen zu stellen. Zu viele Fragen, denn plötzlich drohen Geheimnisse ans Tageslicht zu kommen, die besser verborgen geblieben wären ...

The Witch in History

Early Modern and Twentieth-century Representations

Author: Diane Purkiss

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415087629

Category: History

Page: 296

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'Diane Purkiss ... insists on taking witches seriously. Her refusal to write witch-believers off as unenlightened has produced some richly intelligent meditations on their -- and our -- world.' - The Observer 'An invigorating and challenging book ... sets many hares running.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

The Midnight Fox

Author: Betsy Byars

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571310346

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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This atmospheric and heartfelt story is one of Betsy Byars' best-loved classics. 'And then, this afternoon,' Uncle Fred said to me, 'you and I'll go after the fox.' Tom, a town boy, is horrified when his parents tell him he has to stay on Aunt Millie's farm while they are away. He finds country life every bit as strange and uncomfortable as he feared. But soon, he discovers a rare black fox with green eyes, living with her cubs in the forest. Suddenly, the aummer is full of excitement. That is, until Uncle Fred decides to go after the fox - will Tom save her and her family in time?

Träume vor Mitternacht

Roman

Author: Laura McBride

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641228816

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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»Vier Frauenschicksale verwoben zu einem Panorama, das zu Tränen rührt.« Deseret News Vier Frauen, sechs Jahrzehnte und ein Ort, der ihr Leben verändert ... Mitternacht ist ein Ort: »Midnight Room« – so heißt der Nachtclub im El Capitan, einem Casino in Las Vegas. June Stein und ihr Mann haben das Casino in den 1950ern aufgebaut und in eine goldene Ära geführt. Doch die ist längst Vergangenheit, als Honorata, eine junge Philippina und »Katalogbraut«, Jahre später hier den Jackpot knackt und sich mit Junes Hilfe die Freiheit erkauft. Honoratas Leben ist verwoben mit dem der mexikanischen Einwanderin Engracia und dem von Carol, einer schwarzen Lehrerin, die schon lange nach ihrer leiblichen Mutter sucht – eine Suche, bei der ihr nur June helfen kann.

Fair Shares for All

A Memoir of Family and Food

Author: John Haney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588368041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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In this beautifully written, vividly rendered memoir, John Haney, Gourmet magazine’s copy chief, describes his family’s day-to-day struggles, from the twilight of Queen Victoria’s reign to the dawn of the third millennium, in London’s least affluent working-class enclaves and suburbs, including a place called the Isle of Dogs–and reflects on how his family’s affection for the past and the food they loved brought them all together. As a young John grows up in the fifties and sixties, the Haneys are a rough-and-tumble clan of bus drivers, telegraph operators, salesmen, junior civil servants, and secretaries. They work hard to put meals on the table and a shilling in the gas meter. When they gather at weddings and wakes and Christmas parties, they talk about politics and two world wars, drink cheap sherry, chain-smoke cigarettes, and eat platefuls of distinctly British fare: winkles, whelks, sausage rolls, marmalade sandwiches, and spotted dick. Enchanted and, at the same time, slightly embarrassed by his Cockney pedigree, the young John Haney lives a life torn between his colorful East End relatives–with their penchant for bangers, bacon sandwiches, and highly irreverent banter–and his lower-middle-class mother, who is preoccupied with her children’s education. Thanks to the generosity of his more moneyed neighbors, John is able to take trips to France and Italy, where, despite his continuing passion for baked beans on toast and toad-in-the-hole, he cultivates a taste for snails, Sancerre, stinky cheese, and minestra di pasta grattata. Having survived grammar school, university, four years of part-time horsing around in the RAF’s equivalent of the JROTC, and a stint of semi-starvation in the music business, John is poised to break out of the working class–and ends up in Manhattan, where he promptly falls in love and decides to stay put. But crossing the Atlantic–and with it the class barrier–leaves John with deep feelings of displacement and nostalgia. As he eats in some of New York City’s most expensive restaurants, he tries (and fails) to reconcile his new appetites with the indelible tastes of his youth. His sense of self becomes further conflicted when his father, a taciturn but loving man, dies and later when his ferociously proud mother, following the death of her second husband, must subsist on a minuscule pension. Suddenly John is forced to reconsider his defection and to grapple with memories, fleeting but formidable, of the long-ago life that has continued to, and always will, define him. Peopled with unforgettable characters who find in even the greasiest kitchens the sustenance to see them through life’s hardships, Fair Shares for All is a remarkable memoir of resolve and resilience, food and family. From the Hardcover edition.

Dictionary of Literature in English

Author: Neil King,Sarah King

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579583811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.

The Complete Critical Assembly

The Collected White Dwarf (And Gm, and Gmi) Sf Review Columns

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587153300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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