With family and friends in the forest of Gleigh, wee Mister Cumphobiecack chose to decree...Ostara would be a fantabulous fest to celebrate all of by which they'd been blessed. The equinox ushered in beauties of spring... and all of the joys this sweet season could bring. 'Twas also the time of the Leprechaun's Ball, which is secretly held 'hind a charmed waterfall. Never before has a Glumpet been asked... but this would soon change to a thing of the past! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148953/bk_acx0_148953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Princess Ozma is missing! When Dorothy awakens one morning to discover that the beloved ruler of the Land of Oz has disappeared, all of the Emerald City's most celebrated citizens join in the search for the lost princess. But Ozma isn't all that's gone missing. The magical treasures of Oz have disappeared, too, including the Magic Picture, the Wizard's black bag, and even Glinda's Great Book of Records. With no clues to guide them, Ozma's friends separate into four search parties and spread out across their vast country in a desperate quest for their absent ruler. Deep in the Winkle Country, Dorothy's search party is soon Joined by Cayke the Cookie Cook, who has lost a magic gold dishpan, and the amazing Frogman, a man-sized frog who walks on his hind legs. Together with these new allies, Ozma's friends learn that their valued possessions aren't missing but have been stolen by a mysterious villain. If their new foe is powerful enough to steal Princess Ozma and all of their magical treasures, how will they defeat him with no magic of their own? In this 1917 addition to the Oz series, L. Frank Baum delights readers of all ages with a spellbinding mystery that involves nearly every one of the amazing cast of characters that populate America's favorite fairyland. When Dorothy awakens one morning to discover that the beloved ruler of the Land of Oz has disappeared, all of the Emerald City's most celebrated citizens join in the search for the lost princess. This exciting mystery involves nearly every one of the amazing cast of characters that populate America's favorite fairyland. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caitlin Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001935/bk_adbl_001935_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Lady of the Forest, Freyja, the Goddess of all woodland beasts, appears here on Midgard as a white hind. So great is her love for her deer that she herself comes in their guise. None has ever seen her, but if she permitted to give man but a glance, that is what they would see.. Tindr is handsome, kind, and the best hunter in 9th century Gotland. He possesses a deep empathy with animals, which powers his reverence towards the game he takes to survive. But he is also deaf, which closes him off from the society that surrounds him - and seemingly, from finding love. Devoted parents and friends can't protect young Tindr from the bully who taunts him, from jealousy that turns murderous, or from the threat of surrender to the allure of the Lady of the Forest, who might destroy him. Tindr's haven is the greenwood. It is home not only to the rabbits he snares, and the stags and boars he takes with bow and arrow, but to a rare creature of unusual beauty, a source of deepening fascination and wonder in Tindr's life. His silent world alters dramatically at the arrival of two strangers on the island - the Welsh-Saxon Ceridwen, and the Danish warrior Sidroc. He finds a new and fulfilling life with them at Tyrsborg. But will he ever find a woman to love him? Tindr tells the story of this strange and haunting young hunter, living amidst a landscape of wild, wind-swept island beauty. Tindr's magic woods await you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nano Nagle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092024/bk_acx0_092024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ultimate laugh-out-loud, good life, meet the eccentric locals, house-hunting, foodie, travel-tour, fun memoir. There were highs, heartbreaks and cliff-hangers as British-born author Diz White scrambled between the Cotswolds, looking for a bargain cottage, and Hollywood taking every hilariously wacky acting job to earn the down payment. Her search doubles as a travel-tour and on her journey she was charged by Chasin' Mason, the bull, auditioned for a horse’s hind end and trampled by 30 children while wearing a bear suit. But her fondness for this region gave her a sense of community missing from her busy urban life. Will her dream become reality? Find out in this witty love note to the Cotswolds. 'It's enchanting...very funny. Diz paints an affectionate canvas' Steven Leigh Morris, L.A. Weekly 'Diz White writes about the Cotswolds with such passion.' Debbie McGee, BBC The author of this book, which is being put up for a Grammy, is also an actress and plays 70 characters as she narrates Cotswolds Memoir. A travel guide is included as a PDF file. This audio book is co-produced and directed by Emmy Award Winner Marsha Goodman. Cotswolds Memoir is also available in Kindle & Paperback – with photographs - a wonderful souvenir of the Cotswolds. (All versions on Amazon) Diz enjoys hearing from her listeners and readers. Contact her and read her blog on www.DizWhite.com. She is writing a sequel to Cotswolds Memoir and developing a movie of this book. Diz White is in Star Trek Next Generation with Patrick Stewart and wrote and starred in the movie Bullshot with Billy Connolly, produced by Beatle George Harrison’s HandMade Films. Her voice work includes: How to Train Your Dragon, Titanic, Friends, Boston Legal and many more. This recording is copyrighted and all rights to Cotswolds Memoir: Discovering a Beautiful Region of Britain on a Quest to Buy a 17th Century Cottage are reser 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diz White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/018312/bk_acx0_018312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Matthew Prior (21 July 1664 18 September 1721) was an English poet and diplomat. Prior was the son of a Nonconformist joiner at Wimborne Minster, East Dorset. His father moved to London, and sent him to Westminster School, under Dr. Busby. On his father's death, he left school, and was cared for by his uncle, a vintner in Channel Row. Here Lord Dorset found him reading Horace, and set him to translate an ode. He did so well that the earl offered to contribute to the continuation of his education at Westminster. One of his schoolfellows and friends was Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax. It was to avoid being separated from Montagu and his brother James that Prior accepted, against his patron's wish, a scholarship recently founded at St John's College, Cambridge. He took his B.A. degree in 1686, and two years later became a fellow. In collaboration with Montagu he wrote in 1687 the City Mouse and Country Mouse, in ridicule of John Dryden's The Hind and the Panther.Matthew Prior (21 July 1664 18 September 1721) was an English poet and diplomat.
&#8216;When I was at primary school, my teacher asked if any of us had heard of Charles Dickens. I was amazed she knew his name, because, until that moment, I had only known him as one of my ancestors.&#8217; &#8212; Lucinda Hawksley Those who had known Charles Dickens as a child must have been astonished at his rise from being, in his own words, &#8216;a little labouring hind&#8217; to becoming one of the most famous and adored men in the world. Dickens is often described as the first &#8216;modern&#8217; author, by which it is meant that he went on book tours and engaged with his public in a manner more considered a twentieth- &#8208;century phenomenon. Through sheer force of will he propelled himself out of a rather depressing existence into the circle of intelligent, radical, questioning friends who feature in this book. Guests at his parties could expect to meet actors, artists, radical politicians, prison reformers, philanthropists and musicians, as well as writers. Dickens&#8217;s closest literary friends included Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, William Makepeace Thackeray and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. He also admired and surrounded himself with artists, including two of his oldest friends, Daniel Maclise and Augustus Egg, the celebrity painters Clarkson Frederick Stanfield, William Powell Frith and John Everett Millais, and many of his illustrators: Hablot Knight Browne (aka Phiz), George Cruikshank, and the father and son Frank and Marcus Stone. He worked tirelessly with fellow social reformers including Angela Burdett- &#8208; Coutts, Thomas Noon Talfourd and Elizabeth Jesser Reid. Beautifully illustrated with images from the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, this book explores the man behind the novels and the lives of those around him.
The fourth book in Aby King's exciting series about the animals of the royal palaces is set at the royal residences of Balmoral and Hampton Court. Lupo and his friends untangle a Tudor riddle of the lost Golden Hind. A legendary monster of the deep will help lead the way to a lost palace and treasure galore. Lupo will have to hurry though or else he may miss the Coronation! A treasure trove of a story with excitement, danger and heroics.
72 HOURS TO FIND HER... 'Hits the sweet spot between literary and crime fiction - Gripping' ERIN KELLY 'For those who love their crime fiction rich in psychology, beautifully written and laced with dark humour. Dive in' LUCIE WHITEHOUSE 'DS Manon Bradshaw is a messed-up, big-hearted detective in the best tradition' HARRIET LANE A MISSING GIRL Edith Hind is gone, leaving just her coat, a smear of blood and a half-open door. A DESPERATE FAMILY Each of her friends and relatives has a version of the truth. But none quite adds up. A DETECTIVE AT BREAKING POINT The press grows hungrier by the day. Can DS Manon Bradshaw fend them off, before a missing persons case becomes a murder investigation?
'Again and again, Little Beaver, eager to play with his friends, claims his dam is finished&#8212;but is it? Art and text combine to provide a plot familiar to a great many children. . . . There is a good deal of onomatopoeia and gentle rhyming to provide enjoyment to both a read-aloud audience and beginning readers. . . . There is gentle humor throughout. A bit of natural science combines with a sweet tale of perseverance and camaraderie.'&#8212; Kirkus Reviews 'How will Little Beaver's parents get him to stay focused and finish his work? Mama and Papa are stern but gentle. . . . The story teaches the benefits of determination and pride in a job well done. The pen and watercolor illustrations are soft and appealing. The characters have realistic traits, such as webbing on the beaver&#8217;s hind feet and details of the feathers on the bird. The main characters are expressive and endearing. Young children will enjoy the onomatopoeia that repeats throughout the book. This is a fun read-aloud that also teaches and reinforces an important lesson.'&#8212; School Library Journal