´´Ingenious . . . Mary B is a tribute not just to [Jane] Austen but to defiant women of any era.´´-USA Today The overlooked middle sister in Pride and Prejudice casts off her prim exterior and takes center stage in this fresh retelling of the classic novel. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY REAL SIMPLE What is to be done with Mary Bennet? She possesses neither the beauty of her eldest sister, Jane, nor the high-spirited wit of second-born Lizzy. Even compared to her frivolous younger siblings, Kitty and Lydia, Mary knows she is lacking in the ways that matter for single, not-so-well-to-do women in nineteenth-century England who must secure their futures through the finding of a husband. As her sisters wed, one by one, Mary pictures herself growing old, a spinster with no estate to run or children to mind, dependent on the charity of others. At least she has the silent rebellion and secret pleasures of reading and writing to keep her company. But even her fictional creations are no match for the scandal, tragedy, and romance that eventually visit Mary´s own life. In Mary B, readers are transported beyond the center of the ballroom to discover that wallflowers are sometimes the most intriguing guests at the party. Beneath Mary´s plain appearance and bookish demeanor simmers an inner life brimming with passion, humor, and imagination-and a voice that demands to be heard. Set before, during, and after the events of Pride and Prejudice, Katherine J. Chen´s vividly original debut novel pays homage to a beloved classic while envisioning a life that is difficult to achieve in any era: that of a truly independent woman. Praise for Mary B ´´Charming and smart . . . a heedless downhill pleasure-plush, ironic and illuminating.´´-Newsday ´´Watching [Mary] come into her own is a delight.´´-People ´´A new, wholly original perspective on the classic . . . This is the ultimate Austen adaptation for our time.´´-Real Simple ´´The best part about Mary´s star turn is that it bears little relation to the fates of her sisters. She´s a simmering, churning, smart woman determined to concoct an independent life.´´-The Washington Post
In England´s young silent-film industry, the megalomaniacal Randolph Fflytte is king. Nevertheless, Mary Russell is dispatched to investigate the criminal activities that surround Fflytte´s popular movie studio. As filming gets underway on cinematic extravaganza, Pirate King, Russell soon senses a brewing storm of trouble.
Tracks: SILENT NIGHT: Tom Jones & Ensemble MARY`S BOY CHILD: Tom Jones WHITE CHRISTMAS: Dionne Warwick & Sasha HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS: Manhattan Transfer O. HOLY NIGHT: Sarah Brightman HE`S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS: Joan Orleans & The Harlem 10 ON CHRISTMAS DAY: Bryan Adams AVE MARIA: Al Bano CUANDO NADIE ME VE: Alexandro Sanz MATER JUBILACI: Tosca GLORIA HALLELUJAH: PSRC Gospel Choir THE VOICE OF MARIA: Dionne Warwick & Pierro Marras THE CHRISTMAS SONG: Randy Crawford THE LORD`S PRAYER: Charlotte Church CHRISTMAS TIME: Bryan Adams HANDS: Jewel NOCHE DE LUZ: Alexandro Sanz NELLA FANTASIA : Sarah Brightman ADESTE FIDELES : Dionne Warwick & Cleopatra & Felicia Weathers AWAY IN A MANGER: Dee Dee Bridgewater JERUSALEM: Amadeo Minghi HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING: Charlotte Church O COME, O COME, EMMANUEL: Jennifer Page & Chance Sgoggins AMAZING GRACE: Joan Orleans HAPPY X MAS (WAR IS OVER): Tom Jones & Ensemble
Virtuos, poppig, swingend und inspirierend, das ist schon seit Jahren das Erfolgsrezept der beliebten Musikreihe für Blechbläser. Jetzt gibt es endlich ´´Majesty´´ speziell für die Weihnachtszeit. Denn gerade dann werden Posaunenchöre für Konzerte und Gottesdienste am meisten angefragt. Freuen Sie sich auf eine bunte Mischung verschiedener Stile, Melodien und Medleys. Das Besondere an diesem Heft: Die besondere Klapp- und Falttechnik erspart das Umblättern während eines Stückes. 1. Engel bringen frohe Kunde 2. Feliz Navidad 3. Go, Tell It On The Mountain 4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 5. I Will Give Thanks To Thee 6. In dulci jubilo 7. Jingle Bells 8. Joy To The World 9. Kommet, ihr Hirten 10. Last Christmas 11. Mary´s Boy Child 12. Noel 13. O komm, o komm Immanuel 14. Pastorale in Brass 15. Silent Night, Holy Night 16. We Wish You A Merry Christmas 17. What Child Is This
Track Listing 1. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night) 2. Deck the Halls (Welsh) 3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) 4. The Holy City, sacred ballad for voice & piano (or orchestra and chorus, ad lib) 5. Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra (´´Minuit, Chrétiens,´´ ´´O Holy Night´´) 6. White Christmas, song (from ´´Holiday Inn´´) 7. Walking in the Air, song, Op. 317a (for the film ´´The Snowman´´) 8. December Lights, for orchestra 9. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (English) 10. Mary´s Little Boy Child, song 11. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles) 12. Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American) 13. Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach´s Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) 14. From Heaven High I Come to You (Vom Himmel hoch), carol medley for violin & salon orchestra 15. O Little Town of Bethlehem 16. Every Year Anew (Alle Jahre wieder), carol medley for violin & salon orchestra 17. Petit Papa Noël, song 18. Sleep Little Jesus (Slaap nu mijn Jezuke) 19. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56
THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ´Unforgettable´ Mary Beard ´They cut her hair before they dragged her to the place of sacrifice. Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.´ On the day of his daughter´s wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice. His daughter is led to her death, and Agamemnon leads his army into battle, where he is rewarded with glorious victory. Three years later, he returns home and his murderous action has set the entire family - mother, brother, sister - on a path of intimate violence, as they enter a world of hushed commands and soundless journeys through the palace´s dungeons and bedchambers. As his wife seeks his death, his daughter, Electra, is the silent observer to the family´s game of innocence while his son, Orestes, is sent into bewildering, frightening exile where survival is far from certain. Out of their desolating loss, Electra and Orestes must find a way to right these wrongs of the past even if it means committing themselves to a terrible, barbarous act. House of Names is a story of intense longing and shocking betrayal. It is a work of great beauty, and daring, from one of our finest living writers. ´A masterpeice´ Daily Telegraph ´Devastatingly human ... hauntingly believable´ Guardian ´A celebration of what novels can do´ Observer