Author: Tammy Ries
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Wie fühlt es sich an, den Alltag hinter sich zu lassen und mit dem Bulli durch Nordamerika zu fahren? In einem Ashram in Kalifornien zu leben? Durch den Himalaya zu wandern oder in einem nepalesischen Kloster zu meditieren? Wie fühlt es sich wohl an, einfach mal das zu machen, worauf man Lust hat? Tammy und Leslie machen sich auf den Weg, querweltein, um genau dies herauszufinden. Sie kündigen ihre sicheren Jobs, vermieten ihre Wohnung und ziehen die Reißleine: raus aus dem wohlbehüteten Bielefelder Alltag, hinein ins Unbekannte. Eine einjährige Reise um die Welt, nur ausgestattet mit einem Rucksack, purer Neugier und der Lust auf Abenteuer. Von Nepal führt sie ihr Weg nach Südostasien, Australien, Südamerika bis nach Kanada - wo der verschiffte Bulli bereits wartet. Ob nächtliche Rattenbesuche im Himalaya, abenteuerliche Fahrten zum Polarkreis oder ein Motorschaden im Outback Australiens - mit viel Humor und einem Hauch Sarkasmus erzählt die Autorin von außergewöhnlichen Begegnungen und faszinierenden Erlebnissen. Ein spannender Bericht über eine abwechslungsreiche Reise und eine Möglichkeit, hinter die Kulissen einer Weltreise zu blicken. Eine Einladung dazu, die Welt zu sehen, wie sie wirklich ist: wunderschön, unerwartet, herausfordernd und vor allem überraschend. Es ist ein Plädoyer für das Sich-trauen, Einfach-machen, für das Rucksack-packen und Losfahren. "Ein Buch ohne Beschönigungen und Verklärungen, das einen immer wieder zum Lachen bringt. Es ist, als wäre man selbst dabei - wie ein spannendes Road Movie!" (Leser)
Jill's Pony Trek
Author: R. Ferguson
Hester's father, indebted to the infamous Earl of Meridan had the choice to lose his entire estate or give his daughter's hand in marriage to cancel the debt.
Author: Jack Higgins
Publisher: Open Road Media
Based on true events surrounding the Falklands War, the New York Times–bestselling master of modern spy-craft delivers a tale of warfare in the shadows. 1982. The Falkland Islands in South America—long claimed by Great Britain—are being contested by Argentina. When Argentina makes a move to occupy the islands, war breaks out as the world holds its breath to see what happens next. Determined to stay ahead of the enemy at the onset of hostilities, British Intelligence orders beautiful agent Gabrielle Legrand to seduce a high-ranking military official in the Argentine Embassy in London. But what begins as a mission becomes genuine love—and Gabrielle will soon be forced to make a tragic choice between her heart and her country. As the war winds down with Great Britain taking the day, the Argentines make a last move for victory. They have made an agreement with international arms broker Felix Donner for a delivery of deadly French-made Exocet missiles that would turn the tide of battle with devastating effect. It’s up to Gabrielle to stop the exchange. But Donner is much worse than an arms dealer. And if his true motives are realized, the Falklands War will be the lit fuse on a major global conflagration. Hailed by Tom Clancy as “the master,” Jack Higgins has thrilled millions with his brilliant works, including the worldwide phenomenon The Eagle Has Landed, which was made into a blockbuster film, and such recent bestsellers as Rain on the Dead and The Midnight Bell.
The Seven Sisters
Author: Lucinda Riley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The first book in a major new series from #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley, author of The Midnight Rose—hailed as “an extraordinary story [and] a complex, deeply engaging tale filled with fascinating characters” (Library Journal). Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, “Atlantis”—a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva—having been told that their beloved father, who adopted them all as babies, has died. Each sister is handed a tantalizing clue to her true heritage—a clue that takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of her story. Eighty years earlier in the Rio of the 1920s, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into the aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is devising plans for an enormous statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela—passionate and longing to see the world—convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski’s studio and in the heady, vibrant cafes of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again. In this sweeping, epic tale of love and loss—the first in a unique, spellbinding new series—Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talents like never before.
* A mountaineering classic re-released in the Legends and Lore series * Two new chapters In Free Spirit Reinhold Messner describes the forces and events that have shaped him as a climber as famous for his discipline as for his innovative spirit. Messner evolved his philosophy of the single free-climbing line with its uncompromising purity of style in the Dolomites and, as equipment and technique developed, he was in the forefront of the transference of fast lightweight alpine methods to the great ranges. Here, he takes us from the days of his first climb (at the age of five) with his father to his brother’s tragic death on Nanga Parbat in 1970 to his later move away from the overcrowded Alps and 8000-meter peaks. He sought fulfillment, instead, in new challenges in lesser known parts of the world, such as crossing the expanse of Antarctica. Free Spirit is an exciting account of the career of a mountain pioneer.
Retells the Cheyenne legend in which a girl and her seven chosen brothers become the Big Dipper.
The Storm Sister
Author: Lucinda Riley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A sweeping and spellbinding love story spanning the warm waters of the Mediterranean to the cold, clear skies of Norway—the second in an epic new series of novels by #1 internationally bestselling author Lucinda Riley. Ally D’Aplièse is about to compete in one of the world’s most perilous yacht races when she hears the news of her adoptive father’s sudden, mysterious death. Rushing back to meet her five sisters at their family home, she discovers that her father—an elusive billionaire affectionately known to his daughters as Pa Salt—has left each of them a tantalizing clue to their true heritage. But the timing couldn’t be worse: Ally had only recently fallen into a new and deeply passionate love affair, but with her life now turned upside down, she decides to leave the open seas and follow the trail that her father left her, which leads her to the icy beauty of Norway… There, Ally begins to discover her roots and how her story is inextricably bound to that of a young unknown singer, Anna Landvik, who lived over a century before and sang in the first performance of Grieg’s iconic music set to Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt. As Ally learns more about Anna, she also begins to question who her father, Pa Salt, really was—and why is the seventh sister missing? Following the internationally bestselling novel The Seven Sisters, this novel, “full of drama and romance” (Daily Mail), continues Lucinda Riley’s spellbinding series inspired by the mythology surrounding the famous star constellation.
The Pearl Sister
Author: Lucinda Riley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the breathtaking beaches of Thailand to the barely tamed wilds of colonial Australia, The Pearl Sister is the next captivating story in New York Times bestselling author Lucinda Riley’s epic series about two women searching for a place to call home. CeCe D’Aplièse has always felt like an outcast. But following the death of her father—the reclusive billionaire affectionately called Pa Salt by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe—she finds herself more alone than ever. With nothing left to lose, CeCe delves into the mystery of her familial origins. The only clues she holds are a black and white photograph and the name of a female pioneer who once traversed the globe from Scotland to Australia. One hundred years earlier, Kitty McBride, a clergyman's daughter, abandoned her conservative upbringing to serve as the companion to a wealthy woman traveling from Edinburgh to Adelaide. Her ticket to a new land brings the adventure she dreamed of…and a love that she had never imagined. When CeCe reaches the searing heat and dusty plains of the Red Centre of Australia, something deep within her responds to the energy of the area and the ancient culture of the Aboriginal people, and her soul reawakens. As she comes closer to finding the truth of her ancestry, CeCe begins to believe that this untamed, vast continent could offer her what she’s always yearned for: a sense of belonging. Just as The Shadow Sister was an “engaging and mesmerizing story of self-discovery and love” (Library Journal, starred review), The Pearl Sister is your next “perfect curl-up-in-an-armchair read” (Daily Mail, UK) from Lucinda Riley.
Author: Laura Spinney
In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus--one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century. The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted--and often permanently altered--global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. It was partly responsible, Spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true "lost generation." Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity.
Author: Laura Marsh
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
Provides information about these playful mammals, including their aquatic habitats, diet, physical characteristics, and behaviors.
Author: Edwin Baaske
Publisher: Delius Klasing Verlag Gmbh
Whether hippie vehicle, work machine, camper van, family car or sought-after collector's item: for fans of the Volkswagen Transporter or "Bulli" there really is nothing better. On occasion of the world premiere of the brand new model, Volkswagen Transporter T6, and the 65th birthday of the Type 2, this book portrays the VW Bulli and its devotees. Apart from celebrities like Jacky Ickx or Johann Lafer Bulli Love presents Bulli fans from all over the world: an Indian Transporter enthusiast at the colourful Holi festival, a New York youngster, who earned his camper van by mowing lawns or the Tokyo trio with their T3 models. Bulli Love combines wonderful reports from all over world with excellent photos of Bulli models and their owners. Pure passion, exceptionally staged, this is a magnum opus for one of the very few, unique automobiles of the world. A popular figure par excellence.
Publisher: Penguin UK
Everyone is searching for happiness, but they are looking in the wrong place—outside. Real happiness, bliss, can only be found by going inside. Commenting on the ancient wisdom of the Shiva Sutras, Osho shows how to avoid the outside traps of desire and attachment. If you can learn the knack of dis-identifying with the mind, you will find that bliss is hidden within all of everyday experience. Being human happens when you get out of the vicious circle called mind.
The Hapless Child
Author: Edward Gorey
Publisher: Pomegranate Communications
The Hapless Child is widely regarded as one of Edward Gorey's best books; happily it is now back in print. The sorry tale of petite Charlotte Sophia's catastrophic life is classic Gorey stuff--orphaned, mercilessly hazed by schoolmates, enslaved by a brute. After an absence of many years we can all enjoy weeping for Charlotte Sophia again . . . and again, and again.
Home Is Where the Bus Is
Author: Anne Beckwith Johnson
Publisher: Daniel & Daniel Pub
In 1960, Vernon Johnson decided to pack up his family--himself, his wife, Anne, & their eight kids ranging from two to seventeen--and travel around the world in a converted city bus. Contains black & white photos, including those with Khruschev & Anita Ekberg.