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Foxglove Summer

Author : Ben Aaronovitch
ISBN : 9780575132535
Genre : Fiction
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In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of London - to a small village in Herefordshire where the local police are reluctant to admit that there might be a supernatural element to the disappearance of some local children. But while you can take the London copper out of London you can't take the London out of the copper. Travelling west with Beverley Brook, Peter soon finds himself caught up in a deep mystery and having to tackle local cops and local gods. And what's more all the shops are closed by 4pm ...
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Rodale S Ultimate Encyclopedia Of Organic Gardening

Author : Fern Marshall Bradley
ISBN : 9781635650983
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 89.94 MB
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Over 400 entries of the most practical, up-to-date gardening information ever, collected from garden experts and writers nationwide! "Gardens are places to renew yourself in mind and body, to reawaken to the truth and beauty of the natural world, and to feel the life force inside and around you. And the organic way to garden is safer, cheaper, and more satisfying. Organic gardeners have shown that it's possible to have pleasant and productive gardens in every part of this country without using toxic chemicals. They make their home grounds an island of purity."--Robert Rodale
Category: Gardening

Race And Popular Fantasy Literature

Author : Helen Young
ISBN : 9781317532170
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book illuminates the racialized nature of twenty-first century Western popular culture by exploring how discourses of race circulate in the Fantasy genre. It examines not only major texts in the genre, but also the impact of franchises, industry, editorial and authorial practices, and fan engagements on race and representation. Approaching Fantasy as a significant element of popular culture, it visits the struggles over race, racism, and white privilege that are enacted within creative works across media and the communities which revolve around them. While scholars of Science Fiction have explored the genre’s racialized constructs of possible futures, this book is the first examination of Fantasy to take up the topic of race in depth. The book’s interdisciplinary approach, drawing on Literary, Cultural, Fan, and Whiteness Studies, offers a cultural history of the anxieties which haunt Western popular culture in a century eager to declare itself post-race. The beginnings of the Fantasy genre’s habits of whiteness in the twentieth century are examined, with an exploration of the continuing impact of older problematic works through franchising, adaptation, and imitation. Young also discusses the major twenty-first century sub-genres which both re-use and subvert Fantasy conventions. The final chapter explores debates and anti-racist praxis in authorial and fan communities. With its multi-pronged approach and innovative methodology, this book is an important and original contribution to studies of race, Fantasy, and twenty-first century popular culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Best Beds And Borders

Author : International Masters Publishers, Incorporated
ISBN : 1892207168
Genre : Beds (Gardens)
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Plant Analysis

Author : William Ashbrook Kellerman
ISBN : PRNC:32101079815591
Genre : Botany
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Home Landscapes

Author : Hicks Nurseries (Westbury, Nassau County, N.Y.)
ISBN : UIUC:30112118727863
Genre : Dwellings
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Decorating With Flowers

Author : Denise Otis
ISBN : 1573352799
Genre : Flower arrangement
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Drying Flowers And Herbs

Author : Lynn Bryan
ISBN : 1854711563
Genre : Dried flower arrangement
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Annuals And Tender Plants For North American Gardens

Author : Wayne Winterrowd
ISBN : 0679457364
Genre : Gardening
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An authoritative quick reference covers more than six hundred species and 250 genera, profiling each for appearance, climate preference, value, and more; sharing illustrated at-a-glance information for their cultivation. 12,000 first printing.
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Knife Sworn

Author : Mazarkis Williams
ISBN : 9780857388667
Genre : Fiction
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There's a murderer loose in the Imperial Court: it could mean war in this 'twisty and enjoyable tale' (SFX) and 'wholly convincing fantasy world' says Ben Aaronovitch, bestselling author of Foxglove Summer. After years locked in a tower, Sarmin has come into his own: he has been crowned emperor, he has wed Mesema of the grasslands, and the Pattern Master is dead. Everything should be happy-ever-after. But war is threatening, Sarmin has no royal assassin and both Mesema and his mother have given birth to sons, throwing the succession into question. The last thing anyone needs is for the Yrkman peace envoy to be murdered in his bed. There are numerous possible killers, and it's up to Grada, Sarmin's trusted investigator, to follow the clues - no matter how close to the throne they lead her. Conspiracies, secret agendas and betrayals abound in this riveting sequel to The Emperor's Knife.
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