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Half The Perfect World

Author : Paul Genoni
ISBN : 1925523098
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Half the Perfect World is a social and literary account of the expatriate artist community on the Greek island of Hydra from 1955 to 1964, and is richly illustrated by LIFE Magazine eye-witness photographer James Burke. Fostered by celebrated Australian literary couple Charmian Clift and George Johnston, this fabled 'colony' came to include renowned singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen and numerous other writers and artists, including many whose youthful ambitions were never realised. What brought this group to Hydra? What life did they live there? And what does their story reveal about the post-war world? Looking at the Hydra expatriates through their writing, letters, diaries and photographs, Genoni and Dalziell identify a deep restlessness within a rapidly changing time of emerging social movements and counter-cultures, travel, tourism and leisure, shifting geo-political realities, incipient pop-cultures, new technologies of communication and entertainment, and altered understandings of what it meant to live as an expatriate artist.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Perfect World Of Miwako Sumida

Author : Clarissa Goenawan
ISBN : 9781641291200
Genre : Fiction
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From the critically acclaimed author of Rainbirds comes a novel of tragedy and dark histories set in Japan. University sophomore Miwako Sumida has hanged herself, leaving those closest to her reeling. In the months before her suicide, she was hiding away in a remote mountainside village, but what, or whom, was she running from? Ryusei, a fellow student at Waseda who harbored unrequited feelings for Miwako, begs her best friend Chie to bring him to the remote village where she spent her final days. While they are away, his older sister, Fumi, who took Miwako on as an apprentice in her art studio, receives an unexpected guest at her apartment in Tokyo, distracting her from her fear that Miwako’s death may ruin what is left of her brother’s life. Expanding on the beautifully crafted world of Rainbirds, Clarissa Goenawan gradually pierces through a young woman’s careful façade, unmasking her most painful secrets.
Category: Fiction

Quest For The Perfect World

Author : Cecelia G. Davis
ISBN : 074142634X
Genre : Fiction
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Two young lovers leave their almost perfect world because of three laws they couln't cope with, searched for their own perfect world. The land on Earth and soon find it's far from perfect. For the first time, they face fear, wa, terro, physical attacks, natural disasters, pain, disease, suffering and death. The starship is inoperable, so they have to find a way to survive their new terror-filled world and hope to be rescued.
Category: Fiction

Half The Church

Author : Carolyn Custis James
ISBN : 9780310555872
Genre : Religion
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Women comprise at least half the world, and usually more than half the church, but so often Christian teaching to women either fails to move beyond a discussion of roles or assumes a particular economic situation or stage of life. This all but shuts women out from contributing to God’s kingdom as they were designed to do. Furthermore, the plight of women in the Majority World demands a Christian response, a holistic embrace of all that God calls women and men to be in his world. The loudest voices speaking into women’s lives in the twenty-first century thus far come from either fundamentalist Islam or radical feminism. And neither can be allowed to carry the day. The Bible contains the highest possible view of women and invests women’s lives with cosmic significance regardless of their age, stage of life, social status, or culture. Carolyn Custis James unpacks three transformative themes the Bible presents to women that raise the bar for women and calls them to join their brothers in advancing God’s gracious kingdom on earth. These new images of what can be in Christ free women to embrace the life God gives them, no matter what happens. Carolyn encourages readers with a positive, kingdom approach to the changes, challenges, and opportunities facing women throughout the world today.
Category: Religion

The Global Fourth Way

Author : Andy Hargreaves
ISBN : 9781452283517
Genre : Education
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Learn from global lessons of successful educational change! Deep and lasting educational reform doesn’t happen overnight. This example-packed sequel to The Fourth Way draws upon inspiring examples unearthed by brand new research to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student achievement and the high quality teaching that drives it. With striking success stories from diverse systems around the world, Hargreaves and Shirley discuss: The real-life, nitty-gritty challenges facing change leaders Stumbling blocks to enacting best principles and practices Developing and implementing a plan of action to overcome challenges to lasting change
Category: Education

The Perfect World

Author : Ella M. Scrymsour
ISBN : 0787307556
Genre : Utopias
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This is another rare fantasy novel of: Origin of the People; the Light; the End of the World; in Space; Adrift in the Solar Regions; Jupiter and the Jovians; Death in Jupiter; Alan the Knight Errant; the Cave of Whispering Madness; the Hall of S.
Category: Utopias

A Perfect World

Author : Rev. Bagan Tewa
ISBN : 9781469194851
Genre : Self-Help
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This is why he said, Let the weak say they are strong. Keep saying it and you will become it and you will have no choice but to release it because power and strength never stays within. A ruler and a scale are two different forms of measurement. The scale is used to create balance with the thoughts and with the ruler you measure everything else. You can measure the life and not the thoughts because the thoughts have no ending. But the mans life, you can measure it, because there is an end to his life. There is no position that you are stuck in until you die. As a matter of fact, you get out of life just what you put in. We are all Gods children. Talking about your fear with other people is the best thing you can do. It does not matter how ridiculous the fears in your mind sound. Ponder this: I think greed discovered man, rather than man discovered greed. There are many reasons why I think most men feel that women should not run the world. Firstly, their own insecurity, secondly, their thirst for greed, thirdly selfishness, but most of all is that fear inside that women do the same to them that they did to females in the past. Being a slave to your own fear is one of the most deadly things in life, it prevents you from achieving your dreams, it is sometimes worse than alcohol or drugs.
Category: Self-Help

Half A World Away

Author : Mike Gayle
ISBN : 9781473687356
Genre : Fiction
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'His most accomplished and moving novel yet' Lisa Jewell 'Emotionally high-voltage' Metro From the author of The Man I Think I Know *** Strangers living worlds apart. Strangers with nothing in common. But it wasn't always that way... Kerry Hayes is single mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot forget her past. Noah Martineau is a successful barrister with a beautiful wife, daughter and home in fashionable Primrose Hill. Adopted as a young child, Noah never looks back. When Kerry contacts Noah, the sibling she lost on the day they were torn apart as children, she sets in motion a chain of events that will change both of their lives forever. By turns funny and moving, Half a World Away is a story that will stay with you long after you read its final page. *** Readers love Half a World Away! 'These are people who matter, situations one can believe. Most readers will find themselves caring very much. A life-affirming read.' Vine 'It isn't easy, it is heart-wrenching, but, oh, is it worth reading. I can't recommend this book highly enough.' Vine 'How have I not read a Mike Gayle book before? I want to give this book all of the starts in the universe. I cried my eyes out at the end. It is touching, heart-wrenching and thought-provoking.' Netgalley 'This story is raw and beautiful and sad. It puts lots of things into perspective and makes you think about what is important in life. Beautifully written, easy to read and will certainly bring tears to your eyes. A must read.' Netgalley 'This is a beautiful, beautiful book. It's about family, about class, about love, about choices and sacrifice. It's about letting go and learning to hold on. It's optimistic and heartbreaking and funny and emotional. It's the kind of book that will stay with you, long after you finish it. Buy it, read it, love it - and hang on to those tissues, you'll need them.' Netgalley Authors love Half a World Away! 'Mike Gayle has such a talent for delving into hearts, minds and contemporary issues. Half a World Away is supremely poignant, uplifting and heartwarming in equal measure - as well as being a real page-turner.' Sophie Kinsella, author of Surprise Me 'Mike has a prodigious talent for writing completely relatable characters who draw you into their world and tug at your heart strings. Half a World Away is an absolute triumph and a joy to read. Once again Mike tackles complex and thorny issues with a confident and compassionate hand.' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things 'Half a World Away is heartbreaking and beautiful, full of poignant moments and characters you fall for from page one. I couldn't put it down.' Libby Page, author of The Lido
Category: Fiction

The Perfect World A Romance Of Strange People And Strange Places

Author : Ella M. Scrymsour
ISBN : 1230244778
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I AT WALLA BALLA NURSE MAVIS WYLTON looked after her patients cheerfully; she was glad of something to do. Life had been very dull in the little township and although the advent of the two Englishmen had made her unaccountably homesick, it had done a great deal towards breaking the monotony. In the first year of the Great War she had taken up nursing, had tended the suffering on the muddy battlefields of Flanders, had seen service under the scorching sun of Salonica, had continued her labors in Malta, Gibraltar and Egypt. She was in Cairo when the Armistice was signed, and applied for a post in Australia at the conclusion of the War. An orphan, she had no ties in the dear old Mother Country; her only brother was sleeping in the company of thousands of others in the battle-scarred region of Ypres. She was interested in her two patients--they had come from the mine in an unaccountable manner; she heard the story of the strange woman who had accompanied them and only half believed it-- it sounded so very improbable. How could it be true? What was it Mr. Travers had said? She remembered his exact words. "Nurse, it was horrible," he told her, "As we watched, it-- the woman's face--seemed to dry up and wrinkle until it looked like parchment. The outstretched arms grew thin and bony; the body trembled violently and crumpled up and fell to the ground, --and when I went closer all trace of the woman had vanished and there was only a little patch of brown dust on the ground and a little purple package that she had been wearing fastened to her back." The nurse could hardly believe anything so horrible, so uncanny. Yes, poor Jez-Riah had had her wish. She had seen the sun, had drunk in God's pure air. But the atmosphere was too rare, and she...