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Good Omens PDF Book By Neil Gaiman,Terry Pratchett

Good Omens

  • Author: Neil Gaiman,Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1448110238
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 744 Readers
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THE BOOK BEHIND THE AMAZON PRIME/BBC SERIES STARRING DAVID TENNANT, MICHAEL SHEEN, JON HAMM AND BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH 'Ridiculously inventive and gloriously funny' Guardian What if, for once, the predictions are right, and the Apocalypse really is due to arrive next Saturday, just after tea? It's a predicament that Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a fast-living demon, now find themselves in. They've been living amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and, truth be told, have grown rather fond of the lifestyle and, in all honesty, are not actually looking forward to the coming Apocalypse. And then there's the small matter that someone appears to have misplaced the Antichrist . . . _____________________ What readers are saying about Good Omens: ***** 'A superb recipe for disaster. I didn't stop grinning from beginning to end.' ***** 'Both Gaiman and Pratchett are great authors and they complement each other brilliantly' ***** 'Superbly enjoyable read. Seamlessly co-written.'

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book PDF Book By Neil Gaiman

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book

  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN Code: : 006289692X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 987 Readers
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Neil Gaiman’s complete original scripts for the highly anticipated six-episode original series, adapted from the classic novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett. First published nearly thirty years ago, the novel Good Omens has sold more than five million copies worldwide and is beloved by Gaiman and Pratchett fans alike. Collected here are Neil Gaiman’s original scripts for the Good Omens television series, offering readers deeper insight into Gaiman’s brilliant new adaptation of a masterwork. A tale of good and evil and the end of the world, Good Omens stars Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale; David Tennant as the demon Crowley; and Jon Hamm as the archangel Gabriel, as well as Anna Maxwell Martin, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, and Nick Offerman.

The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion PDF Book By Matt Whyman

The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion

  • Author: Matt Whyman
  • ISBN Code: : 006289837X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 955 Readers
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A stunning full-color, illustrated, behind-the-scenes guide to the Good Omens television series, adapted for the screen by Neil Gaiman himself and starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. Following the original novel’s chronological structure—from “the Beginning” to “End Times”—this official companion to the Good Omens television series, compiled by Matt Whyman, is a cornucopia of information about the show, its conception, and its creation. Offering deep and nuanced insight into Gaiman’s brilliantly reimagining of the Good Omens universe, The Nice and Accurate Good Omens TV Companion includes: A foreword from Neil Gaiman A profile of the director, Douglas McKinnon Neil’s take on the adaptation process, in which he explains his goals, approach, and diversions from the original text Interviews with the cast, including Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Nina Sosanya, Jon Hamm, Ned Dennehy, Josie Lawrence, Derek Jacobi, Nick Offerman, Frances McDormand, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, and many others More than 200 color photographs And much more! The must-have official companion guide to the Good Omens television series, Nice and Accurate TV Companion is a treasure trove of delights for fans of Good Omens, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett.

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (Book Analysis) PDF Book By Bright Summaries

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (Book Analysis)

  • Author: Bright Summaries
  • ISBN Code: : 2808018878
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Page : 68 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 409 Readers
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Good Omens with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The novel follows two unlikely friends, the demon Crowley and the angel Aziraphale, as they attempt to avert an imminent nuclear Armageddon. They are joined by a memorable cast of characters, including the Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse, who style themselves as a biking gang, Anathema Device, who lives her life based on prophecies handed down from a witch in her family, Newton Pulsifer, a would-be scientist with an uncanny knack for breaking any and all technological devices, and the Antichrist himself, in the form of an unsuspecting 11-year-old called Adam. The novel was an immense popular success and inspired a 2019 miniseries starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Find out everything you need to know about Good Omens in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book PDF Book By Neil Gaiman

The Quite Nice and Fairly Accurate Good Omens Script Book

  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN Code: : 006289692X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 305 Readers
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Neil Gaiman’s complete original scripts for the highly anticipated six-episode original series, adapted from the classic novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett. First published nearly thirty years ago, the novel Good Omens has sold more than five million copies worldwide and is beloved by Gaiman and Pratchett fans alike. Collected here are Neil Gaiman’s original scripts for the Good Omens television series, offering readers deeper insight into Gaiman’s brilliant new adaptation of a masterwork. A tale of good and evil and the end of the world, Good Omens stars Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale; David Tennant as the demon Crowley; and Jon Hamm as the archangel Gabriel, as well as Anna Maxwell Martin, Josie Lawrence, Adria Arjona, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, and Nick Offerman.

Disappearing Act PDF Book By Robert Sheehan

Disappearing Act

  • Author: Robert Sheehan
  • ISBN Code: : 0717189716
  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 242 Readers
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In his debut collection of short stories, Robert Sheehan disappears into characters, challenging the complacencies of everyday experience, often from entirely unexpected angles. Informed by the author’s peripatetic life, Disappearing Act reflects on the absurdity of human behaviour. Sheehan delves deep into his characters’ streams of self-talk and self-imposed delusions, exploring the dark impulses that lurk below the shiny surfaces of many outwardly normal lives. Dark and provocative, the collection will stay with the reader long after the book is finished. Warning: Contains Adult Content

The Carpet People PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

The Carpet People

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 140704270X
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 383 Readers
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In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet . . . That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples and there's a new story in the making. The story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an amazing adventure. It's a story that will come to a terrible end - if someone doesn't do something about it. If everyone doesn't do something about it . . . Co-written by Terry Pratchett, aged seventeen, and master storyteller, Terry Pratchett, aged forty-three.

Exam Prep for: Good Omens PDF Book By

Exam Prep for: Good Omens

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  • Publisher : N.a
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Anansi Boys PDF Book By Neil Gaiman

Anansi Boys

  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN Code: : 006179497X
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 763 Readers
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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods to once again probe the dark recesses of the soul. God is dead. Meet the kids. Fat Charlie Nancy’s normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn’t know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider is on his doorstep—about to make Fat Charlie’s life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous. “Thrilling, spooky, and wondrous.” —Denver Post “Awesomely inventive.… When you take the free-fall plunge into a Neil Gaiman book, anything can happen and anything invariably does.” —Entertainment Weekly “Delightful, funny and affecting.... A tall tale to end all tall tales.” —Washington Post Book World

Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?: 50th anniversary edition PDF Book By Linda Nochlin

Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?: 50th anniversary edition

  • Author: Linda Nochlin
  • ISBN Code: : 0500776628
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Page : 112 pages
  • Genre : Art
  • Reviews : 904 Readers
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The fiftieth anniversary edition of the essay that is now recognized as the first major work of feminist art theory—published together with author Linda Nochlin’s reflections three decades later. Many scholars have called Linda Nochlin’s seminal essay on women artists the first real attempt at a feminist history of art. In her revolutionary essay, Nochlin refused to answer the question of why there had been no “great women artists” on its own corrupted terms, and instead, she dismantled the very concept of greatness, unraveling the basic assumptions that created the male-centric genius in art. With unparalleled insight and wit, Nochlin questioned the acceptance of a white male viewpoint in art history. And future freedom, as she saw it, requires women to leap into the unknown and risk demolishing the art world’s institutions in order to rebuild them anew. In this stand-alone anniversary edition, Nochlin’s essay is published alongside its reappraisal, “Thirty Years After.” Written in an era of thriving feminist theory, as well as queer theory, race, and postcolonial studies, “Thirty Years After” is a striking reflection on the emergence of a whole new canon. With reference to Joan Mitchell, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, and many more, Nochlin diagnoses the state of women and art with unmatched precision and verve. “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” has become a slogan and rallying cry that resonates across culture and society. In the 2020s, Nochlin’s message could not be more urgent: as she put it in 2015, “There is still a long way to go.”

Managing Cover Crops Profitably (3rd Ed. ) PDF Book By Andy Clark

Managing Cover Crops Profitably (3rd Ed. )

  • Author: Andy Clark
  • ISBN Code: : 1437903797
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Page : 248 pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 157 Readers
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Cover crops slow erosion, improve soil, smother weeds, enhance nutrient and moisture availability, help control many pests and bring a host of other benefits to your farm. At the same time, they can reduce costs, increase profits and even create new sources of income. You¿ll reap dividends on your cover crop investments for years, since their benefits accumulate over the long term. This book will help you find which ones are right for you. Captures farmer and other research results from the past ten years. The authors verified the info. from the 2nd ed., added new results and updated farmer profiles and research data, and added 2 chap. Includes maps and charts, detailed narratives about individual cover crop species, and chap. about aspects of cover cropping.

Guards! Guards!: The Play PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards!: The Play

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 144811053X
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 435 Readers
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Terry Pratchett's infamous city of Ankh-Morpork is under threat from a 60-foot fire-breathing dragon, summoned by a secret society of malcontented tradesmen. Defending Ank-Morpork against this threat is the entire, underpaid, undervalued City Night Watch - a drunken and world-weary Captain, a cowardly and overweight Sergeant, a small opportunistic Corporal of dubious parentage...and their newest recruit, Lance Constable Carrot, who is upright, literal, law-abiding and keen. Aiding them in their fight for truth, justice and the Ankh-Morporkian way are a small swamp dragon and the Librarian of Unseen University (who just happens to be an orang-utan).

Omens and Superstitions of Southern India PDF Book By Edgar Thurston

Omens and Superstitions of Southern India

  • Author: Edgar Thurston
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 129 Readers
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Chapters include: Omens; Animal Superstitions; The Evil Eye; Snake Worship; Vows, Votive and other Offerings; Charms; Human Sacrifice; Magic and Human Life; Magic and Magicians; Divination and Fortune-Telling; Some Agricultural Ceremonies; and, Rain-Making Ceremonies.

End of Days PDF Book By Karolyn Kinane,Michael A. Ryan

End of Days

  • Author: Karolyn Kinane,Michael A. Ryan
  • ISBN Code: : 0786453591
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 393 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 106 Readers
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The idea of the complete annihilation of all life is a powerful and culturally universal concept. As human societies around the globe have produced creation myths, so too have they created narratives concerning the apocalyptic destruction of their worlds. This book explores the idea of the apocalypse and its reception within culture and society, bringing together 17 essays that explore both the influence and innovation of apocalyptic ideas from classical Greek and Roman writings to the foreign policies of today’s United States.

Omens and Oracles PDF Book By Matthew Dillon

Omens and Oracles

  • Author: Matthew Dillon
  • ISBN Code: : 1317148967
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Page : 462 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 551 Readers
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Addressing the role which divination played in ancient Greek society, this volume deals with various forms of prophecy and how each was utilised and for what purpose. Chapters bring together key types of divining, such as from birds, celestial phenomena, the entrails of sacrificed animals and dreams. Oracular centres delivered prophetic pronouncements to enquirers, but in addition, there were written collections of oracles in circulation. Many books were available on how to interpret dreams, the birds and entrails, and divination as a religious phenomenon attracted the attention of many writers. Expert diviners were at the heart of Greek prophecy, whether these were Apollo’s priestesses delivering prose or verse answers to questions put to them by consultants, diviners known as manteis, who interpreted entrails and omens, the chresmologoi, who sang the many oracles circulating orally or in writing, or dream interpreters. Divination was utilised not only to foretell the future but also to ensure that the individual or state employing divination acted in accordance with that divinely prescribed future; it was employed by all and had a crucial role to play in what courses of action both states and individuals undertook. Specific attention is paid in this volume not only to the ancient written evidence, but to that of inscriptions and papyri, with emphasis placed on the iconography of Greek divination.

Dodger PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

Dodger

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1409024415
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 297 Readers
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A brand new edition of a Terry Pratchett classic – set in Victorian London, and starring cunning but kind Dodger, as he sets off on a whirlwind adventure through the city streets THE SEWER IS DODGER’S WORLD . . . He hunts treasure there – coins and jewels lost in the dark and dirty drains. It’s a good life, if you don’t mind getting your hands (and arms and feet and face) dirty. But one night, Dodger helps a young woman flee two ruffians. Now, a street urchin dressed as a gentleman, he must discover the secret behind her escape. Along the way he’ll befriend Charles Dickens, outwit Sweeny Todd and reach the giddy heights of Victorian society. Dodger may be living in the gutter, but he’s heading for the stars . . .

Hindu Rites, Rituals, Customs and Traditions PDF Book By Prem P. Bhalla

Hindu Rites, Rituals, Customs and Traditions

  • Author: Prem P. Bhalla
  • ISBN Code: : 812230902X
  • Publisher : Pustak Mahal
  • Page : 325 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 209 Readers
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The Science of Discworld IV PDF Book By Ian Stewart,Jack Cohen,Terry Pratchett

The Science of Discworld IV

  • Author: Ian Stewart,Jack Cohen,Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1448147050
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 725 Readers
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The fourth book in the Science of Discworld series, and this time around dealing with THE REALLY BIG QUESTIONS, Terry Pratchett’s brilliant new Discworld story Judgement Day is annotated with very big footnotes (the interleaving chapters) by mathematician Ian Stewart and biologist Jack Cohen, to bring you a mind-mangling combination of fiction, cutting-edge science and philosophy. Marjorie Daw is a librarian, and takes her job – and indeed the truth of words – very seriously. She doesn’t know it, but her world and ours – Roundworld – is in big trouble. On Discworld, a colossal row is brewing... The Wizards of Unseen University feel responsible for Roundworld (as one would for a pet gerbil). After all, they brought it into existence by bungling an experiment in Quantum ThaumoDynamics. But legal action is being brought against them by Omnians, who say that the Wizards’ god-like actions make a mockery of their noble religion. As the finest legal brains in Discworld (a zombie and a priest) gird their loins to do battle – and when the Great Big Thing in the High Energy Magic Laboratory is switched on – Marjorie Daw finds herself thrown across the multiverse and right in the middle of the whole explosive affair. As God, the Universe and, frankly, Everything Else is investigated by the trio, you can expect world-bearing elephants, quantum gravity in the Escher-verse, evolutionary design, eternal inflation, dark matter, disbelief systems – and an in-depth study of how to invent a better mousetrap.

Infectious Ideas PDF Book By Justin K. Stearns

Infectious Ideas

  • Author: Justin K. Stearns
  • ISBN Code: : 1421401053
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 335 Readers
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Based on Stearns's analysis of Muslim and Christian legal, theological, historical, and medical texts in Arabic, Medieval Castilian, and Latin, Infectious Ideas is the first book to offer a comparative discussion of concepts of contagion in the premodern Mediterranean world.

Soul Music PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

Soul Music

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1407034936
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 783 Readers
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'Classic English humour, with all the slapstick, twists and dry observations you could hope for' The Times The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . 'This is a story about sex and drugs and Music With Rocks In. Well... ...one out of three ain’t bad.' Being sixteen is always difficult, even more so when there’s a Death in the family. After all, it's hard to grow up normally when Grandfather rides a white horse and wields a scythe. Especially if he decides to take a well-earned moment to uncover the meaning of life and discover himself in the process, so that you have to take over the family business, and everyone mistakes you for the Tooth Fairy. And especially when you have to face the new and addictive music that has entered Discworld. It's lawless. It changes people. It's got a beat and you can dance to it. It's called Music With Rocks In. And it won't fade away. __________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Soul Music is the third book in the Death series.

The Six National Histories of Japan PDF Book By Taro Sakamoto

The Six National Histories of Japan

  • Author: Taro Sakamoto
  • ISBN Code: : 0774842962
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Page : 260 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 543 Readers
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The Six National Histories of Japan chronicle the history of Japan from its origins in the 'Age of the Gods' to A.D. 887. Compiled in the imperial court during the eighth and ninth centuries by leading scholars and officials of the day, they have exerted a profound effect on Japanese thought for well over a millenium. In his book, renowned historian Taro Sakamoto interpreted modern scholarly findings, as well as presenting his own views, thus completing the modern re-evaluation of the controversial first history. His study is the only one to survey all six histories, identifying common features and pointing out the special characteristics of each. John Brownlee's translation makes available to English readers a valuable study of the Six National Histories which also provides insights into the methods of contemporary Japanese historians.

Gil's All Fright Diner PDF Book By A. Lee Martinez

Gil's All Fright Diner

  • Author: A. Lee Martinez
  • ISBN Code: : 1429913622
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 800 Readers
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Bloodier than Fried Green Tomatoes! Funnier than The Texas Chainsaw Massacre! Welcome to Gil's All Night Diner, where zombie attacks are a regular occurrence and you never know what might be lurking in the freezer . . . Duke and Earl are just passing through Rockwood county in their pick-up truck when they stop at the Diner for a quick bite to eat. They aren't planning to stick around-until Loretta, the eatery's owner, offers them $100 to take care of her zombie problem. Given that Duke is a werewolf and Earl's a vampire, this looks right up their alley. But the shambling dead are just the tip of a particularly spiky iceberg. Seems someone's out to drive Loretta from the Diner, and more than willing to raise a little Hell on Earth if that's what it takes. Before Duke and Earl get to the bottom of the Diner's troubles, they'll run into such otherworldly complications as undead cattle, an amorous ghost, a jailbait sorceress, and the terrifying occult power of pig-latin. And maybe--just maybe--the End of the World, too. Gory, sexy, and flat-out hilarious, Gil's All Fright Diner will tickle your funnybone--before ripping it out of its socket! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

THE GOOD WORD [English-Arabic] PDF Book By IBN TAYMIYYA

THE GOOD WORD [English-Arabic]

  • Author: IBN TAYMIYYA
  • ISBN Code: : 2745178091
  • Publisher : Dar Al Kotob Al Ilmiyah دار الكتب العلمية
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 830 Readers
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Don't Panic PDF Book By Neil Gaiman

Don't Panic

  • Author: Neil Gaiman
  • ISBN Code: : 1504056280
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 275 pages
  • Genre : Humor
  • Reviews : 110 Readers
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The #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s “hilarious . . . idiosyncratic . . . delightful” and definitive companion to a global phenomenon (Publishers Weekly). Douglas Adams’s “six-part trilogy,” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy grew from a blip of a notion into an ever-expanding multimedia universe that amassed an unprecedented cult of followers and became an international sensation. As a young journalist, Neil Gaiman was given complete access to Adams’s life, times, gossip, unpublished outtakes, and files (and became privy to his writing process, insecurities, disillusionments, challenges, and triumphs). The resulting volume illuminates the unique, funny, dramatic, and improbable chronicle of an idea, an incredibly tall man, and a mind-boggling success story. In Don’t Panic, Gaiman celebrates everything Hitchhiker: the original radio play, the books, comics, video and computer games, films, television series, record albums, stage musicals, one-man shows, the Great One himself, and towels. And as Douglas Adams himself attested: “It’s all absolutely devastatingly true—except the bits that are lies.” Updated several times in the thirty years since its original publication, Don’t Panic is available for the first time in digital form. Part biography, part tell-all parody, part pop-culture history, part guide to a guide, Don’t Panic “deserves as much cult success as the Hitchhiker’s books themselves” (Time Out).

Social and Ritual Life of the Ambo of Northern Rhodesia PDF Book By Bronislaw Stefaniszyn

Social and Ritual Life of the Ambo of Northern Rhodesia

  • Author: Bronislaw Stefaniszyn
  • ISBN Code: : 0429942656
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 598 Readers
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Originally published in 1964, this is a detailed ethnographic record and sympathetic study of Ambo beliefs and activities. The significance of the clan and the matrilineage are discussed and the organization of the village and chiefdom analysed. Childhood and puberty, marriage, death, succession and inheritance are covered, along with religious concpets and divination, with its stress on the importance of the high god.

The Cult of Pābūjī PDF Book By Umberto Mondini

The Cult of Pābūjī

  • Author: Umberto Mondini
  • ISBN Code: : 1527523209
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 201 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 817 Readers
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Pābūjī is a Rajput warrior prince from a small and insignificant kingdom, and a celibate ascetic who shuns the company of women, preferring instead to ride with his chieftains and perform miraculous deeds for Deval, an incarnation of the great Goddess. This book provides the historical and mythological background to the story of Pābūjī, the hero of a medieval epic poem which is still performed in India today by itinerant bards. Nuptial rites and Pābūjī’s own marriage are closely examined here, with parallels drawn with present day wedding ceremonies, which are essentially unchanged, and their impact on the modern day bride and groom. While maintaining high standards of academic rigour and thoroughness in the collection of data, this book renders the subject accessible, retelling Pābūjī’s exciting and often humorous adventures in its analysis of the epic tale.

The Innocent Wife PDF Book By Amy Lloyd

The Innocent Wife

  • Author: Amy Lloyd
  • ISBN Code: : 148808050X
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 933 Readers
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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER You Love Him. You Trust Him. So Why Are You So Scared? Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl. Now he’s the subject of a true-crime documentary that’s whipping up a frenzy online to uncover the truth and free a man who has been wrongly convicted. A thousand miles away in England, Samantha is obsessed with Dennis’s case. She exchanges letters with him, and is quickly won over by his apparent charm and kindness to her. Soon she has left her old life behind to marry him and campaign for his release. When the campaign is successful and Dennis is freed, however, Sam begins to discover new details that suggest he may not be quite so innocent after all. But how do you confront your husband when you don’t want to know the truth? The winner of the Daily Mail First Novel Competition, Amy Lloyd’s The Innocent Wife is gripping psychological suspense from a brilliant new voice in crime fiction.

secularism_and_its_dangers_ii PDF Book By IslamKotob

secularism_and_its_dangers_ii

  • Author: IslamKotob
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : IslamKotob
  • Page : pages
  • Genre :
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Da Vinci's Tiger PDF Book By L. M. Elliott

Da Vinci's Tiger

  • Author: L. M. Elliott
  • ISBN Code: : 0062231715
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 782 Readers
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For fans of rich and vivid historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring and Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci's earliest masterpieces. The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men. The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them, one Ginevra only begins to understand. In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship—and to find love.

Space Opera PDF Book By Catherynne M. Valente

Space Opera

  • Author: Catherynne M. Valente
  • ISBN Code: : 1481497510
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 117 Readers
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2019 HUGO AWARD FINALIST, BEST NOVEL The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets the joy and glamour of Eurovision in bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente's science fiction spectacle, where sentient races compete for glory in a galactic musical contest…and the stakes are as high as the fate of planet Earth. A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented—something to cheer up everyone who was left and bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, and understanding. Once every cycle, the great galactic civilizations gather for the Metagalactic Grand Prix—part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past. Species far and wide compete in feats of song, dance and/or whatever facsimile of these can be performed by various creatures who may or may not possess, in the traditional sense, feet, mouths, larynxes, or faces. And if a new species should wish to be counted among the high and the mighty, if a new planet has produced some savage group of animals, machines, or algae that claim to be, against all odds, sentient? Well, then they will have to compete. And if they fail? Sudden extermination for their entire species. This year, though, humankind has discovered the enormous universe. And while they expected to discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes, and stoic councils of aliens, they have instead found glitter, lipstick, and electric guitars. Mankind will not get to fight for its destiny—they must sing. Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeroes have been chosen to represent their planet on the greatest stage in the galaxy. And the fate of Earth lies in their ability to rock.

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner PDF Book By Terry Pratchett

The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner

  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN Code: : 1448197155
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 816 Readers
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Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between wizards, a rebellious ant called 4179003, or a time-travelling television? Can you imagine that poor old Mr Swimble could see a mysterious vacuum cleaner in the morning, and make cheese sandwiches and yellow elephants magically appear by the afternoon? Welcome to the wonderful world of Sir Terry Pratchett, and fourteen fantastically funny tales from the master storyteller. Bursting from these pages are food fights, pirates, bouncing rabbits and magical pigeons. And a witch riding a vacuum cleaner, of course. ‘One of the most consistently funny writers around’ Guardian

Oath of Fealty PDF Book By Elizabeth Moon

Oath of Fealty

  • Author: Elizabeth Moon
  • ISBN Code: : 0345518993
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Page : 496 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 819 Readers
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Elizabeth Moon's Kings of the North. For the first time in nearly twenty years, Elizabeth Moon returns to the thrilling realm of her superb Deed of Paksenarrion trilogy. Thanks to Paks’s courage, the long-vanished heir to the half-elven kingdom of Lyonya has been revealed as Kieri Phelan, a formidable mercenary who earned a title—and enemies—in the neighboring kingdom of Tsaia, where Prince Mikeli suddenly faces the threat of a coup. Acting swiftly, Mikeli strikes at the powerful family behind the attack: the Verrakaien, magelords steeped in death and evil. Mikeli’s survival—and that of Tsaia—depend on the only Verrakai whose magery is not tainted with innocent blood. Two kings stand at a pivotal point in the history of their worlds. For dark forces are gathering against them, knit in a secret conspiracy more sinister and far more ancient than they can imagine.

Signs, Omens And Superstitions PDF Book By Astra Cielo

Signs, Omens And Superstitions

  • Author: Astra Cielo
  • ISBN Code: : 1528763017
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Page : 166 pages
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 330 Readers
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Olympias PDF Book By Elizabeth Carney

Olympias

  • Author: Elizabeth Carney
  • ISBN Code: : 1134318189
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 301 Readers
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The definitive guide to the life of the first woman to play a major role in Greek political history, this is the first modern biography of Olympias. Presenting a critical assessment of a fascinating and wholly misunderstood figure, Elizabeth Carney penetrates myth, fiction and sexual politics and conducts a close examination of Olympias through historical and literary sources, and brings her to life as she places the figure in the context of her own ancient, brutal political world. Individual examinations look at: the role of Greek religion in Olympias' life literary and artistic traditions about Olympias found throughout the later ancient periods varying representations of Olympias found in the major ancient sources. An absolutely compelling read for students, scholars, and anyone with an interest in Greek, Classical, or women’s history.

Omens Bite PDF Book By P. C. Cast,Kristin Cast

Omens Bite

  • Author: P. C. Cast,Kristin Cast
  • ISBN Code: : 1250765676
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 957 Readers
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Something wicked this way comes... Twin sisters, Mercy and Hunter are witches, direct descendants of the Goode family, the founders of their town. After the murder of their mother at the hands of a foul demon, they have become the protectors of the Gates to different underworlds--ancient portals between their world and realms where mythology rules and the darkest of creatures exist. Grief has taken a terrible toll on the twins. Rather than bringing them together, their sadness has torn them apart, driving Mercy to attempt to save the crumbling Gates without her twin and Hunter into the arms of a dangerous goddess. While Mercy looks for aid from Khenti, Guardian of the Egyptian Underworld, Hunter begins to realize the goddess she’s allied with is more monster than deity. She needs her sister’s help, but Mercy is beyond her reach on an adventure that could cost them everything, including their world.

Conversations with Neil Gaiman PDF Book By Joseph Michael Sommers

Conversations with Neil Gaiman

  • Author: Joseph Michael Sommers
  • ISBN Code: : 1496818733
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 584 Readers
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Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) currently reigns in the literary world as one of the most critically decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, Eisner, and World Fantasy-award-winning DC/Vertigo series, The Sandman, Gaiman quickly became equally renowned in literary circles for works such as Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning The Graveyard Book. For adults, for children, for the comics reader to the viewer of the BBC's Doctor Who, Gaiman's writing has crossed the borders of virtually all media and every language, making him a celebrity on a worldwide scale. The interviews presented here span the length of his career, beginning with his first formal interview by the BBC at the age of seven and ending with a new, unpublished interview held in 2017. They cover topics as wide and varied as a young Gaiman's thoughts on Scientology and managing anger, learning the comics trade from Alan Moore, and being on the clock virtually 24/7. What emerges is a complicated picture of a man who seems fully assembled from the start of his career, but only came to feel comfortable in his own skin and voice far later in life. The man who brought Morpheus from the folds of his imagination into the world shares his dreams and aspirations from different points in his life, including informing readers where he plans to take them next.

Signs, Symbols & Omens PDF Book By Raymond Buckland

Signs, Symbols & Omens

  • Author: Raymond Buckland
  • ISBN Code: : 0738716618
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 948 Readers
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As human beings, we live in a world of symbols. From traffic signs to the very letters that comprise these words, symbols are woven into every aspect of daily life. Since prehistoric times humans have used symbolic representation to communicate with each other and with the divine. In Signs, Symbols & Omens, leading occult authority Ray Buckland describes the form and meaning of over 800 symbols from ancient and modern religions, magical traditions, and indigenous cultures around the world: • Alchemy • Ancient Egypt • Astrology • Australian Aborigines • Aztec and Mayan • Buddhist • Celtic • Ceremonial Magic • Chinese • Christian • Freemasonry • Gnostic • Greek and Roman • Hindu • Islam • Judaic • Magical Alphabets • Native American • Norse • Rosicrucian • Runic • Shinto • Sikh • Travelers • Voudoun • Witchcraft • Omens Understand the symbols used throughout human history and gain a deeper appreciation for the depth of the human experience and the vast uncharted realm of the collective unconscious.

Letters of Note: War PDF Book By

Letters of Note: War

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  • ISBN Code: : 0771049560
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 545 Readers
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A compilation of remarkable letters with love at their heart, from the curator of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the bestselling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name--an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heartbreaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme. In this volume, Shaun Usher turns to the subject of love. What emotion inspires humans to put pen to paper more than love? It's unsurprising that love letters provide an endless source of extraordinary writing. Letters of Note: Love gathers together some of the most powerful messages about love ever composed, whether inspired by love's first blush or the recriminations at its ending, the regrets of unrequited feelings and the joys of passions known. Includes letters by Zora Neale Hurston, Napoleon Bonaparte, Frida Kahlo, Nelson Mandela, and many more.

Letters of Note: Cats PDF Book By

Letters of Note: Cats

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  • ISBN Code: : 0771049609
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 111 Readers
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An irresistible feline-themed selection of letters from the curator of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the bestselling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name--an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heartbreaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme. In this volume, Shaun Usher turns to the cat--a subject of fascination, amusement, reverence, and joy. Even before they reigned supreme on the internet, their idiosyncratic ways and hold on our affections had long been written about in many forms. Letters of Note: collects together the most engaging missives that celebrate eulogize, rail against and analyze the ways of our feline companions. Includes letters by Nikola Tesla, Rachel Carson, Anne Frank, John Cheever, and many more.

Montreal Noir PDF Book By John McFetridge,Jacques Filippi

Montreal Noir

  • Author: John McFetridge,Jacques Filippi
  • ISBN Code: : 1617756067
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 640 Readers
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“American crime fiction fans will welcome the opportunity to sample the short fiction of some worthy Canadian authors.” —Publishers Weekly Following the success of Toronto Noir, the Noir Series explores new Canadian terrain, featuring both English and Francophone authors. Like the city it springs from, Montreal Noir is an intriguing mix of culture, identities, and neighborhoods with one thing in common: the dark side of human nature. This collection presents stories by Patrick Senécal, Tess Fragoulis, Howard Shrier, Michel Basilières, Robert Pobi, Samuel Archibald, Geneviève Lefebvre, Ian Truman, Johanne Seymour, Arjun Basu, Martin Michaud, Melissa Yi, Catherine McKenzie, Peter Kirby, and Brad Smith. “Montreal solidifies its reputation as the epicentre for Canadian noir in a strong new anthology.” —Quill & Quire “Brings together a bicultural roster of talent by some of the city’s best crime-fiction specialists, with tales from the city’s many neighbourhoods.” —Toronto Star “An impressive roster . . . Stories from across the many sub-genres of mystery: police procedural, thriller, private eye, psychological suspense, and hard-boiled crime.” —Montreal Review of Books “Whether it’s the quirkiness of the characters, the ingenuity of the puzzles, or the big hearts inside some of the darkest villains, noir’s different north of the border.” —Kirkus Reviews