Exiled from China in 1933 and separated from his wife and children, Chiang Yee spent over 40 years away from his homeland. During this time he adopted the name The Silent Traveller and produced some of the most evocative, unique and enduring travel books ever written. In this beautifully illustrated edition, originally published in 1948, Chiang Yee looks at wartime Edinburgh from a fresh perspective. Readers will be fascinated by his interpretations of well-known landmarks: the Castle, Arthur´s Seat and Calton Hill, while his vivid descriptions create an unforgettable picture of the city and its people in the 1940s. Writing with wry humour, he brings the cultures and literary traditions of China and the West together, emphasising how much we have in common. He broadens our perspectives and encourages us to appreciate the richness of life that can be found everywhere, even in troubled times.
Exiled from China in 1933 and separated from his wife and children, Chiang Yee spent over 40 years away from his homeland. During this time he adopted the name The Silent Traveller and produced some of the most evocative, unique and enduring travel books ever written. In this beautifully illustrated edition, originally published in 1948, Chiang Yee looks at wartime Edinburgh from a fresh perspective. Readers will be fascinated by his interpretations of well-known landmarks: the Castle, Arthur?s Seat and Calton Hill, while his vivid descriptions create an unforgettable picture of the city and its people in the 1940s. Writing with wry humour, he brings the cultures and literary traditions of China and the West together, emphasising how much we have in common. He broadens our perspectives and encourages us to appreciate the richness of life that can be found everywhere, even in troubled times.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A shocking accident. A little girl struggling to survive. And the childless aunt who transforms her own world to help her . . . Danielle Steel´s deeply moving novel is a story of resilience and hope. Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her acting dreams into making her own daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered by unforeseeable tragedy. Now Emma is living with her aunt Whitney, who had chosen a very different path from her sister´s. Whitney was always the studious older sister, hating the cult of celebrity that enveloped their childhood. Instead, she is a psychiatrist who lives for her work and enjoys a no-strings-attached love affair with a wealthy venture capitalist. But at a moment´s notice, Whitney drops everything to help her niece. Once famous, outgoing, and charismatic, Emma is now a shadow of her former self-without speech, without memory, lost and terrified. But with her aunt Whitney´s help, along with a team of caregivers and doctors, Emma begins to find her way, starting her young life all over again-and changing the lives of everyone around her. Emotionally gripping and richly involving, Silent Night explores how the heart has mysterious healing powers of its own, and blessings happen when we think all is lost.
A storm had been lowering all day over the harbor of Boston, heaping the horizon with vast leaden embankments of heavy vapor, and shrouding the hills with dense floating fog that clung around them in waves and masses like draperies sweeping around some old monastic ruin. As the night approached, a sharp wind came up from the east, accompanied by a drifting rain that cut through the fog like a storm of silver shot. The force of the tempest swept this away only to reveal the harbor in wild turmoil, its waters heaving shoreward filled with muttering thunders from the far off ocean, and each hill reverberating hoarsely to their impetuous charge against its foundations. It was a terrible hour for any unfortunate wayfarer who dared to be abroad. The streets of the town were almost empty, and the wharves utterly deserted save by a half dozen poor fishermen, who struggled to keep their boats from being dashed to pieces against the timbers to which they were chained. But the turbid waves leaped around and over them, tearing the cables from their hold and beating the little crafts to atoms or hurling them away like nutshells in the stormy riot. As the day wore on, even these poor fishermen retreated indoors, leaving their little property to the tempest, and both earth and ocean were given up to the storm. But on the heights which look seaward stood two men thrown together even in that tempest into a strange and what seemed an almost unnatural companionship; for in age, character, and appearance each was a direct contrast to the other. The storm beat heavily on them both, and though one from his age, and the other from an education which had been almost effeminate, seemed unlikely to brave a tempest like that without an important motive, it would have been impossible for either of these men to have told what brought them on the heights that boisterous day. The old man had reached the hill first, and stood with his face to the storm, looking out upon the turbulent waste of ocean with an anxious, almost wild gaze, as if he were expecting some object long desired and watched for to rise out of that leaden distance, and reward his steady encounter of the elements.
When Range Detective Rance Dehner stops to make camp he hears a strange sound coming from the surrounding brush. A young girl of about five is hiding there, unable to speak and her eyes reflecting terror. Within minutes, someone tries to ambush both Dehner and the child. Bullets continue to fly as Dehner discovers that the child has witnessed her parents´ murder and that the horrifying experience has traumatized her into silence. The detective´s investigation leads him into a bizarre small-town race for mayor and a whirlpool of violence related to the brutal killing of the girl´s parents. Can Dehner discover the shocking truth behind the murders before a town destroys itself?
Der Sattel ist das wichtigste Bindeglied zwischen Pferd und Reiter und nicht selten Schuld, wenn es beim Reiten Probleme gibt. Sattlermeister Jochen Schleese zeigt mit vielen Fotos und detaillierten Zeichnungen, worauf es bei der Sattelanpassung ankommt und warum Frauen andere Sättel brauchen als Männer. So lernen Reiterinnen und Reiter, einen guten Sattler zu erkennen und selbst zu beurteilen, ob der eigene Sattel (noch) der richtige ist.
Manches ist schlimmer als Mord. Emma ist eine liebende Ehefrau - und eine Mörderin. Vor Jahren hat sie ihren Lehrer, der sie als Teenager verführte, erschlagen und auf dem Grundstück ihres Elternhauses vergraben - so glaubt sie zumindest. Als ihr Ehemann Alex eine neue Stelle annimmt, muss Emma ihr Elternhaus verkaufen, und zuvor will sie die Leiche verschwinden lassen. Doch das vermeintliche Grab ist leer. Die Leiche ist verschwunden. In ihrer Not offenbart sie sich ihrem Ehemann, aber es scheint etwas zu beginnen, das Emma nicht mehr kontrollieren kann.
Professor Craig Kennedy is a scientist detective at Columbia University similar to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Thorndyke. He uses his knowledge of chemistry and psychoanalysis to solve cases, and uses exotic (at the time) devices in his work such as lie detectors, gyroscopes, and portable seismographs.
The World of KinsmenFamily is everything. Talent is power. And revenge is sweet.In a distant, future world Kinsmen?small powerful groups of genetically and technologically advanced families?control vast financial empires. They are their own country, their own rulers, and their only limits are other Kinsmen. The struggle for power is a bloody, full-contact sport: in business, on the battlefield...and sometimes in the bedroom. Old hatreds die hard. Old love dies harder.br>On the planet Rada, Meli Galdes´ family is of minor rank, and were relying on her marriage to Celino, the razor-smart, ruthless leader of the powerful Carvanna empire. When he abruptly breaks their engagement, he ruins her family and guarantees that Meli will never marry, as no suitor will oppose the rich and influential Carvannas. But Meli has a rare, secret, lethal?and valuable?talent. As a melder of energy, she´s capable of severing anything in her path. So she ´leaves´ her family and trains to become one of the best and most lethal of assassins, all the while covertly guarding her family´s interests. Now she´s ready to quit; but she has one more assignment.To kill the man who ruined her life.