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A Tiding Of Magpies

Author : Steve Burrows
ISBN : 9781786074393
Genre : Fiction
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It is in the silent spaces between the facts that the truth often hides When his most celebrated case is suddenly reopened, Detective Chief Inspector Jejeune's long-buried secrets threaten to come to light. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Lindy, faces an unseen threat of her own, one which Jejeune may not be able to protect her from. Between fending off inquiries from the internal review and an open murder case to solve, more than ever Jejeune will have to rely on the help of the stalwart Sergeant Danny Maik. But Maik is learning things on his own that have caused him to question his DCI‘s actions, both past and present. In the current case, and in the former one, the facts seem clear enough. But often the most insidious lies hide behind the most honest-seeming truths.
Category: Fiction

A Tiding Of Magpies

Author : Peter Sutton
ISBN : 1530825857
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This 'Deliciously Dark' collection of stories written by Pete Sutton, tells tales themed on the counting magpies song - "One for sorrow... " A Tiding of Magpies is an enchanting short story collection which will give you a pleasurable shiver up the spine. Whether it is waking up to unmentionable sounds in Not Alone, or taking a trip to the land of stories in Five for Silver, the surprising use of a robot butler in I, Butler or competition winners It Falls and An Unexpected Return, these thirty one tales, ranging from tiny flash fiction to long stories of several thousand words, always entertain, even when they unnerve. These darkly fantastical tales have been published in anthologies and magazines or written especially and collected here for the first time by Kensington Gore Publishing. Pete Sutton helps organise Bristol Festival of Literature where he is well-known as 'the genre guy.' He writes The Bristol Book Blog - http: //brsbkblog.blogspot.co.uk/ as well as edits Far Horizons Magazine - https: //farhorizonsmagazine.wordpress.com/ "Pete Sutton has a talent for the fantastic." - Paul Cornell (Shadow Police series, This Damned Band, Doctor Who, Elementary) ..".there is a sweet and subtle music to Sutton's stories. They take you to strange places." - Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Unwritten, The Girl with all the Gifts, Fellside) "As if Raymond Carver turned his hand to writing science fiction." - David Gullen (Clarke Award judge) One for sorrow, Two for luck; (or mirth) Three for a wedding, Four for death; (or birth) Five for silver, Six for gold; Seven for a secret, Never to be told; Eight for heaven, Nine for hell And ten for the Devil's own self

A Tiding Of Magpies

Author : Raphael Merriman
ISBN : 1693180138
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In the 26th century, the Human Empire is fighting a time war with a mysterious race of shape-shifters. An elite unit, the Space/Time Axial Response Team, is responsible for policing the timeline, seeking out temporal interference and dealing with it.But with a traitor in the ranks, the war is going badly for them, and the enemy is building towards a final cataclysmic blow against humanity... time is, literally, running out!

Birder Murder Mysteries 6 Book Bundle

Author : Steve Burrows
ISBN : 9781459746237
Genre : Fiction
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Read all six books in the acclaimed, award-winning Birder Murder Mystery series. A Siege of Bitterns Domenic Jejeune is a reluctant police hero but an enthusiastic birdwatcher. After he's promoted to a post in the heart of Britain's birding country, his first case involves the murder of an environmentalist. Torn between loyalties to his job and his hobby, Jejeune faces mistrust from his colleagues and self-doubt as he works to solve the case. A Pitying of Doves When a senior attaché with the Mexican Consulate is found dead alongside the director of a local bird sanctuary, many details pique Inspector Jejeune’s interest, including a vacant field research position — a full-time job studying birds. Is this the escape from policing that he has been looking for? But first there’s a murder to solve. A Cast of Falcons A man falling to his death from a remote cliff sets off a high-stakes chase for Inspector Domenic Jejeune, who pursues a ruthless killer knowing any misstep could bring down wrath from above on Domenic, his family, and the entire police force. A Shimmer of Hummingbirds The desperate departure of his fugitive brother has left Chief Inspector Jejeune rattled, and those around him nursing lingering suspicions. When evidence surfaces that may prove his brother’s innocence, Jejeune decides to take a leave of absence to pursue it. But his replacement looks as if he may want the position to be more than temporary. A Tiding of Magpies Domenic Jejeune finds himself looking back into the case that made him a star. Under a punishing spotlight and with his girlfriend, Lindy, in grave danger, Jejeune must catch a murderer on the loose while keeping his career — and life — intact. A Dance of Cranes As Inspector Domenic Jejeune searches for his missing brother in Wood Buffalo National Park, back in Saltmarsh, his estranged girlfriend Lindy is kidnapped by a dangerous foe, and it falls to his colleague Sergeant Danny Maik to rescue her.
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Tidings Of Magpies

Author : Richard Stevenson
ISBN : UOM:39015082743991
Genre : Haiku, Canadian
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Author : Susan Hughes
ISBN : 9781554533060
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ivy is shocked when she finds out that her friend Virginia believes that she has been chosen to carry God's child and she tries to determine the basis for her friend's beliefs and what Virginia's older brother Paul is plotting.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Mammoth Book Of Superstition

Author : Roy Bainton
ISBN : 9781472137470
Genre : Social Science
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Rather than providing a dictionary of superstitions, of which there are already numerous excellent, exhaustive and, in many cases, academic works which list superstitions from A to Z, Bainton gives us an entertaining flight over the terrain, landing from time to time in more thought-provoking areas. He offers an overview of humanity's often illogical and irrational persistence in seeking good luck and avoiding misfortune. While Steve Roud's two excellent books - The Penguin Dictionary of Superstitions and his Pocket Guide - and Philippa Waring's 1970 Dictionary concentrate on the British Isles, Bainton casts his net much wider. There are many origins which warrant the full back story, such as Friday the thirteenth and the Knights Templar, or the demonisation of the domestic cat resulting in 'cat holocausts' throughout Europe led by the Popes and the Inquisition. The whole is presented as a comprehensive, entertaining narrative flow, though it is, of course, a book that could be dipped into, and includes a thorough bibliography. Schoenberg, who developed the twelve-tone technique in music, was a notorious triskaidekaphobe. When the title of his opera Moses und Aaron resulted in a title with thirteen letters, he renamed it Moses und Aron. He believed he would die in his seventy-sixth year (7 + 6 = 13) and he was correct; he also died on Friday the thirteenth at thirteen minutes before midnight. As Sigmund Freud wrote, 'Superstition is in large part the expectation of trouble; and a person who has harboured frequent evil wishes against others, but has been brought up to be good and has therefore repressed such wishes into the unconscious, will be especially ready to expect punishment for his unconscious wickedness in the form of trouble threatening him from without.'
Category: Social Science

500 Creative Classroom Techniques For Teachers And Trainers

Author : Marlene Caroselli
ISBN : 9780874259223
Genre : Business & Economics
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Approach any training challenge with these new, fresh and inspired solutions 500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers Marlene Caroselli Make your teaching and their learning fun, fast-paced and functional. This toolkit of 500 tips and techniques is designed for trainers at all levels of experience who enjoy experimenting, discovering and evolving. 500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers covers all the important basic, including how to: - Have participants introduce themselves - Test for understanding - Add humor - Give feedback - Use questions - Use quotations - Have groups report - Get through printed material - Appoint group leaders You'll also get creative ways to deal with reluctant learners, make subject matter relevant, encourage participant-learning after the course has ended, develop study habits, make take-home assignments relevant and more. Each of the book's 20 chapters contains an overview. Within the activities is a wide variety of tips, suggestions, options, cautions, FYI tidbits and recommendations. Use the brainteasers scattered throughout the book to assess the brainpower in the room, when the class needs a mental break, after lunch to get juices flowing again or whenever you have odd minutes to fill. 500 Creative Classroom Techniques for Teachers and Trainers concludes with an appendix section packed with feedback discussion questions, grammar tests, intuition quizzes, leadership quotes-everything you need to bring training sessions to life and achieve maximum results.
Category: Business & Economics

Adrift On The Ark

Author : Margaret Thompson
ISBN : 1897142412
Genre : Nature
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Adrift on the Ark is a collection of personal essays by Margaret Thompson that offers a straightforward study of the complex relationship between human beings and the natural world. The essays look at a wide range of beings-from spiders to peacocks-and cover issues such as our irrational phobias, our fascination with zoos, and the myths and stories we have created around the other occupants of this earth. They also observe the joy animals bring to us as our pets and the altruistic relationship between caregivers and companions. With lively anecdotes and engaging portraits of the animals who have enriched Margaret's life, these entertaining and personal essays serve a double purpose: as a reminder of our place in the natural order and our intricate connections with animals; and as a warning about how much we stand to lose by ignoring our responsibilities for all life on earth. Meant to inspire and motivate, Adrift on the Ark is an enchanting reflection on the beneficial relationship between humans and other animals.
Category: Nature

Our Woodland Birds

Author : Matt Sewell
ISBN : 9781473501775
Genre : Nature
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Britain has some of the most beautiful woodland in the world, with some of the most beautiful inhabitants. All year round, the trees in forests, copses and wastelands offer our feathered friends food, shelter and a place to congregate and show-off. Now, in this beautiful follow-up to Our Garden Birds and Our Songbirds, street artist Matt Sewell captures Britain’s unique woodland life with his charming and distinctive illustrations. Featuring an array of enchanting scenes, from bramble-picking Blue Tits and a flight of Finches to a parliament of young Tawny Owls, Matt’s quirky, pop-art watercolours and whimsical descriptions express the individual characters of our woodland birds as never before. A delightful gift, this book will appeal to bird-watching enthusiasts, children, adults and art and design fans alike.
Category: Nature

Country London

Author : John Talbot White
ISBN : 0710208871
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A Conspiracy Of Ravens

Author : Bill Oddie
ISBN : 1851244093
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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'A murder of crows', 'a charm of goldfinches', 'an ostentation of peacocks': collective nouns for British birds have existed since at least the mid fifteenth century. They are thought to originate in texts about hunting, but have since evolved into evocative, witty and literary expressions, each striving to capture the very essence of the animal they describe.Some are portentous - 'a conspiracy of ravens' perfectly evokes this sinister bird - others convey sound, such as 'a murmuration of starlings' or 'a chattering of choughs'. Yet more reflect with a flourish the beauty of the bird itself: what could be more celebratory than 'a crown of kingfishers', or 'an exaltation of larks'?The best of these imaginative expressions are collected here, illustrated with charming woodcuts by Thomas Bewick, the renowned naturalist engraver of the eighteenth century. Featuring songbirds, aquatic birds, birds of prey and garden favourites, this beautifully presented book will delight both bird-lovers and word-lovers in equal measure.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The End Of My Tether

Author : Neil Astley
ISBN : UOM:39015055803269
Genre : Bovine spongiform encephalopathy
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Category: Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Wyoming Wild Life

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ISBN : UIUC:30112041704575
Genre : Game and game-birds
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Country Life

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132700787
Genre : Country life
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Category: Country life

The Great Rocky Mountain Nature Factbook

Author : Susan Ewing
ISBN : CORNELL:31924067936090
Genre : Nature
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A guide to the natural wonders of the Rocky Mountains, covering an area that encompasses a portion of the northern and central Rockies from southern British Columbia to northern Colorado; providing entries in the categories of animals, plants, and geographic features.
Category: Nature

East Asian History

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ISBN : UOM:39015074342604
Genre : East Asia
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Category: East Asia

Author : Terese Tse Bartholomew
ISBN : 0939117363
Genre : Art
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Have tou ever wondered why a Chinese vase is decorated with penoy blossoms? Or peaches? These auspicious symbols often represent hidden wishes for happy marriage, prosperity, long life, peace, and more. Learn about these symbols and others as revealed through Ming and Qing dynasty porcelains and jades in this unique exhibition. You will see more than 140 exquisite artworks-many of which were made for the Chinese imperial courts-that shed light on the time-honored tradition of auspicious symbolism in Chinese culture. Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art brings a systematic in Chinese culture.
Category: Art

Sick City Syndrome

Author : Peter Sutton
ISBN : 1544211759
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What if it was accepted that there really were ghosts? That mediums could actually talk to the dead. That your dearly departed continued to exist on a spiritual plane and that at certain places, or in certain people they could manifest? Susan is living in a fog of grief after the death of her fiancé. When she is given a dossier that promises answers as to why he died she starts to investigate. Susan is about to discover that the city is sick and things are much weirder than she ever imagined. All she wanted to do was talk to him and ask him why. Sick City Syndrome is Peter Sutton's debut novel. It is a tense, psychological, horror, that will make you look at your world in a different way. Sometimes sickness is built in. "An extraordinary novel with an intriguing premise. Pete Sutton is an author to watch." - Gareth L Powell award winning author of the Ack-Ack Macaque books "An imaginative and thrilling tale with some genuinely unexpected twists." - Sara Jane Townsend Horror Author "A fast-paced supernatural thriller, Cronenbergian in its scope, which goes straight to the heart of good storytelling. Sutton combines first class mystery with realistic human drama. Read this at your peril. Once started, it's not so easy to put down." - Alistair Rennie, author of BleakWarrior