Download or read book The Bride of Almond Tree written by Robert Hillman and published by Text Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-02 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A love story about loyalty, belief and idealism, set against the epic sweep of twentieth-century history.
Download or read book The Bride of Almond Tree written by Robert Hillman and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2021-06-29 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Welsey Cunningham grew up running barefoot through the orchards of his Quaker family farm, working with horses and dreaming of one day building himself a house on his own patch of ground above the river. The Second World War interrupted those dreams: it took Wes to New Guinea as a medic, and then sent him home with healing bullet wounds in his legs. While Wes was away, life in Almond Tree continued; but everyone's been changed by the war. None more so than Beth Hardy - his headstrong, fiercely intelligent and beautiful neighbour. As Wes begins again to construct the peaceful life he's always wanted, Beth sets herself on a very different path, committing herself to the Communist Party and all it stands for. Their dreams and desires may be at odds, but there is something they don't yet know. Wes and Beth need each other, desperately: neither will be able to survive what life has in store without the other.
Download or read book The Almond Tree written by Robin Steves and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2009-07-30 with total page 171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A long dirt road, flanked by an orchard of blooming almond trees, is the pathway to a mysterious and magical land. The wondrous place lies somewhere deep inside the trunk of a giant almond tree. Its a land full of danger and adventure, but more importantly, a land full of wisdom and knowledge. A battalion of celestial honeybees chases an eight-year-old boy to the entrance of this place. Joshie Levitt is mourning the loss of his parents and asking the question every human being asks about death and loss: why? A menagerie of strange creatures and unusual beings are waiting for his arrival and preparing their answers to his question. Joshie is given the keys to the city, but must first open all its gates and find all its treasures before he can return home to his grandparents farm. Joshies quest for the ultimate answer will be both exciting and dangerous, but worth the risk. The experience will change his life forever.
Download or read book Dictionary of Plant Lore written by D.C. Watts and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2007-05-02 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Knowledge of plant names can give insight into largely forgotten beliefs. For example, the common red poppy is known as "Blind Man" due to an old superstitious belief that if the poppy were put to the eyes it would cause blindness. Many plant names derived from superstition, folk lore, or primal beliefs. Other names are purely descriptive and can serve to explain the meaning of the botanical name. For example, Beauty-Berry is the name given to the American shrub that belongs to the genus Callicarpa. Callicarpa is Greek for beautiful fruit. Still other names come from literary sources providing rich detail of the transmission of words through the ages. Conceived as part of the author's wider interest in plant and tree lore and ethnobotanical studies, this fully revised edition of Elsevier's Dictionary of Plant Names and Their Origins contains over 30,000 vernacular and literary English names of plants. Wild and cultivated plants alike are identified by the botanical name. Further detail provides a brief account of the meaning of the name and detailed commentary on common usage. * Includes color images * Inclusive of all Latin terms with vernacular derivatives * The most comprehensive guide for plant scientists, linguists, botanists, and historians
Download or read book The Al Qaeda Discourse of the Greater Kufr written by Daurius Figueira and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2004-11-09 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the final text of the trilogy consisting of Jihad in Trinidad and Tobago and Exiting a Racist Worldview. The text presents a deconstruction of Islamic discourse with specific reference to jihad (military engagement) and the shahid (martyr). The Al Qaeda discourse of the greater kufr is deconstructed to expose its antecedents in militarist Islamic discourse born out of the contradiction between Islam and western capitalist colonial imperialism. Primary to the development of the discourse of military engagement with the west is the discourse of Pakistani thinkers deconstructed in the text. The discourse of Al Qaeda is then the product of contradiction between Islam and western imperialism and hegemony. Thereby constituting the most potent threat to Islam since the crusades as manifested in the discourse of Al Qaeda.
Download or read book The Bride who Argued with God written by and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2006 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An anthology of mostly unknown folktales, highlighting the theme of human relationships in the family and community.
Download or read book Plant lore, legends and lyrics written by Richard Folkard and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 658 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Plant Lore, Legends, and Lyrics Embracing the Myths, Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore of the Plant Kingdom written by Richard Folkard and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 2015-10-14 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE analogy existing between the vegetable and animal worlds, and the resemblances between human and tree life, have been observed by man from the most remote periods of which we have any records. Primitive man, watching the marvellous changes in trees and plants, which accurately marked not only the seasons of the year, but even the periods of time in a day, could not fail to be struck with a feeling of awe at the mysterious invisible power which silently guided such wondrous and incomprehensible operations. Hence it is not astonishing that the early inhabitants of the earth should have invested with supernatural attributes the tree, which in the gloom and chill of Winter stood gaunt, bare, and sterile, but in the early Spring hastened to greet the welcome warmth-giving Sun by investing itself with a brilliant canopy of verdure, and in the scorching heat of Summer afforded a refreshing shade beneath its leafy boughs. So we find these men of old, who had learnt to reverence the mysteries of vegetation, forming conceptions of vast cosmogonic world- or cloud-trees overshadowing the universe; mystically typifying creation and regeneration, and yielding the divine ambrosia or food of immortality, the refreshing and life-inspiring rain, and the mystic fruit which imparted knowledge and wisdom to those who partook of it. So, again, we find these nebulous overspreading world-trees connected with the mysteries of death, and giving shelter to the souls of the departed in the solemn shade of their dense foliage. Looking upon vegetation as symbolical of life and generation, man, in course of time, connected the origin of his species with these shadowy cloud-trees, and hence arose the belief that humankind first sprang from Ash and Oak-trees, or derived their being from Holda, the cloud-goddess who combined in her person the form of a lovely woman and the trunk of a mighty tree. In after years trees were almost universally regarded either as sentient beings or as constituting the abiding places of spirits whose existence was bound up in the lives of the trees they inhabited. Hence arose the conceptions of Hamadryads, Dryads, Sylvans, Tree-nymphs, Elves, Fairies, and other beneficent spirits who peopled forests and dwelt in individual trees—not only in the Old World, but in the dense woods of North America, where the Mik-amwes, like Puck, has from time immemorial frolicked by moonlight in the forest openings. Hence, also, sprang up the morbid notion of trees being haunted by demons, mischievous imps, ghosts, nats, and evil spirits, whom it was deemed by the ignorant and superstitious necessary to propitiate by sacrifices, offerings, and mysterious rites and dances. Remnants of this superstitious tree-worship are still extant in some European countries. The Irminsul of the Germans and the Central Oak of the Druids were of the same family as the Asherah of the Semitic nations. In England, this primeval superstition has its descendants in the village maypole bedizened with ribbons and flowers, and the Jack-in-the-Green with its attendant devotees and whirling dancers. The modern Christmas-tree, too, although but slightly known in Germany at the beginning of the present century, is evidently a remnant of the pagan tree-worship; and it is somewhat remarkable that a similar tree is common among the Burmese, who call it the Padaytha-bin. This Turanian Christmas-tree is made by the inhabitants of towns, who deck its Bamboo twigs with all sorts of presents, and pile its roots with blankets, cloth, earthenware, and other useful articles.
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Download or read book The Madonna of the Almonds written by Marina Fiorato and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-07-19 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second unforgettable historical love story set in Italy from Marina Fiorato, author of the bestseller THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO. For fans of Philippa Gregory, Sarah Dunant and Alison Weir. Bernardino Luini, favoured apprentice of Leonardo da Vinci, is commissioned to paint a religious fresco in the hills of Lombardy. His eye is caught by the beautiful Simonetta di Saronno, a young noblewoman who has lost her husband to battle, and whose fortune is gone. Captivated by her beauty and sadness, Bernardino paints Simonetta's likeness, immortalizing her as the Madonna in his miraculous frescoes in Saronno's church. As the sittings progress, artist and model fall in love, and Simonetta reciprocates Luini's genius by creating a drinnk for her lover from the juice of almonds - the famous Amaretto di Saronno. As the frescoes and the liqueur near their completion, the couple's affair distils into a heady brew of religious scandal which threatens their love, and ultimately their lives. Who is the mysterious Jew with a golden hand? And how does a mute young soldier affect Simonetta's destiny?
Download or read book Household Stories written by Jacob Grimm and published by . This book was released on 1882 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: English translations of fifty-two fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm.
Download or read book Flora's Lexicon written by Catharine Harbeson Waterman Esling and published by . This book was released on 1842 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Flora's lexicon: an interpretation of the language and sentiment of flowers: with an outline of botany, a poetical introduction written by Catherine H. WATERMAN afterwards ESLING and published by . This book was released on 1839 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Flora's Lexicon written by Catharine Harbeson Waterman and published by . This book was released on 1850 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: