The Bloomsbury Children's Classics The Brave Sister, retold by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Danuta Mayer The Selfish Giant, retold by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Fabian Negrin The Emperor and the Nightingale, retold by Fiona Waters, illustrated by Paul Birkbeck Bisky Bats and Pussy Cats, animal nonsense poems by Edward Lear, illustrated by Matilda Harrison. It seemed as if the princes and princess would never know of their noble birth as they lived their lives quietly in their beautiful home, far away from the bustle and intrigue of the court. But the fates intervened. An Arabian Nights story of full of magic and mystique, jealousy, bravery and love. Urged by a travelling pilgrim, two brothers set out to find a talking bird, a singing tree and a never-ending fountain. When their sister learns that they have failed and are in danger, she sets out dressed as a man, conquers the mountain of black stone, rescues her brothers and obtains the bird, the tree, and the fountain. Elaborately illustrated with intricate detail, the rich colours bring to life the lyrical language of this intriguing tale with a happy twist to its conclusion.
USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fyffe returns to the windswept prairies of Wyoming with a beautiful story of rekindled love in the western historical romance sequel to Where the Wind Blows...Thomas Donovan spent eight long years in prison, convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Finally released, he returns home to Logan Meadows, Wyoming, to discover his parents long buried and his neighbors wanting nothing to do with him. Suddenly the fresh start Thom longed for seems downright impossible-until a spirited beauty from his past becomes his unlikely champion, and the walls around his injured heart begin to crumble...Hannah Hoskins was brokenhearted when Thom Donovan was sent away. While the rest of the town was quick to brand him a no-count thief, Hannah always knew better. Now the boy she once loved has returned home a man-a man whom Hannah's suitor, the town's deputy sheriff, is determined to destroy. When a crime spree starts anew, suspicion immediately falls on Thom, and it's up to Hannah to prove his innocence, earn him a second chance at life-and win them both a second chance at love. The Western Historical Romance Prairie Hearts Series: Book One - Where the Wind Blows Book Two - Before the Larkspur Blooms Book Three - West Winds of Wyoming Book Four - Under a Falling Star Book Five - Whispers on the Wind
A Spiritual Bloomsbury is an exploration of how three English writers-Edward Carpenter, E.M. Forster, and Christopher Isherwood-sought to come to terms with their homosexuality by engagement with Hinduism. Copley reveals how these writers came to terms with their inner conflicts and were led in the direction of Hinduism by friendship or the influence of gurus. Tackling the themes of the guru-disciple relationship, their quarrel with Christianity, relationships with their mothers and the problematic feminine, the tensions between sexuality and society, and the attraction of Hindu mysticism; this fascinating work seeks to reveal whether Hinduism offered the answers and fulfillment these writers ultimately sought. Also included is a diary narrating Copley's quest to track down Carpenter's and Isherwood's Vendantism and Forster's Krishna cult on a journey to India.
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