The sixth book in the famous Lewis Barnavelt seriesWhen Lewis and Rose Rita explore an abandoned theater, they discover an unpublished opera score entitled 'The Day of Doom'. Ignoring a strange omen, they show it to their music teacher, who heralds 'The Day of Doom' a masterpiece. Little do they know that the eerie Henry Vanderhelm, the composer's grandson, arrives with a plan to awaken the dead and enslave the world!Soon, all the adults are enamoured - and enspelled - by Henry Vanderhelm. A mysterious fog descends upon New Zebedee and everyone is trapped inside it. It is up to Lewis and Rose Rita to stop the dead coming back to life.For fans of Goosebumps.John Bellairs (1938-1991) was an award-winning American author of many gothic mystery novels for children and young adults, including The House with a Clock in Its Walls, which received both the New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year Award and the American Library Association Children's Books of International Interest Award, The Lamp from the Warlock's Tomb, which won the Edgar Award and The Specter from the Magician's Museum, which won the New York Public Library 'Best Books for the Teen Age' Award.Brad Strickland has written more than eighty-five published books, including entries in the Lewis Barnavelt and Johnny Dixon series, following the death of the original series creator, John Bellairs. He is a Professor Emeritus of English and lives in Georgia with his wife, Barbara.
Nine out of ten books about Great Wall will have Jiankou Great Wall on their cover. It is the indisputable king of Great Wall. If you want to experience the most authentic Great Wall, this is your best choice. Our professional hike guide will take you to an off-the-beaten-track from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall. You will experience two of the most famous Great Walls in one day.Highlights: • 1.Discover the best 2 sections of the Great Wall through off-the-beaten-track • 2.Small group limited to 6, comfortable and private experience • 3.Professional English speaking guides with years of outdoor experience and rich local knowledge
Visit this important historic castle in Kent, once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the intriguing second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I.Its panelled rooms house fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and what is regarded as ‘one of the best collections of Tudor portraits after the National Portrait Gallery’ by David Starkey. The Book of Hours Room beautifully illuminates two prayer books which belonged to Anne Boleyn and bear her inscriptions and signature. Discover award-winning gardens that include Rose, Italian and Tudor gardens, as well as magnificent topiary, fountains, cascades and grottoes.Marvel at the Pompeiian Wall and classical statuary in the Italian Garden; admire the giant topiary chess set and inhale the fragrance of over 4,000 rose bushes in the quintessential English Rose Garden.
Go back in time in a one-of-a-kind authentic experience and visit the apartment of a real Romanian family that lived here during the 80's, brought to life with our unique Learn-Touch-Taste concept: • Touch the exhibits - something you can't do in an ordinary museum. • Taste snacks and beverages - typical delicacies of the period. • Learn things about the daily life in the 80's from an English speaking guide - you won't find this in the history books . • Small groups only - no more than 6 people in order to give you a quality experience. Conversations, historical facts, insights, pictures and footage will open a window to the past and ensure you will discover as much as possible about this historical period and understand how it still influences the daily life of Romanians.
Are you looking for a truly unique experience in Rome? Join this 3-hour private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and take advantage of the special after-dark openings. You'll enjoy skip-the-line entry, a professional English-speaking guide and hotel pick-up! Meet your guide in the lobby of the hotel and head off to learn about art, religion, the popes and more as you take in some of the 54 rooms the museum has to offer. Discover the highlights; Raphael's Rooms, Room of the Animals, the Tapestries Gallery and the Hall of Geographical Maps. Marvel at the Roman statues and incredible collection of Renaissance art. Follow the narrow passageway to the Borgia Apartments and the marvellous Sistine Chapel to see the breathtaking frescoes provided by Michelangelo, Botticelli and others. Make a visit to the Sistine Library to see religious books and artifacts too.Enjoy this intimate experience and discover the world of art through the eyes of the great Renaissance masters.
The All-Russia Exhibition Centre, also known as the VDNKh, is a national trading centre, amusement park and giant museum. It is also one of the largest exhibition and recreation complexes in the world. On this tour you’ll discover hidden bunkers, Russian fairytales, and the story of a pavilion that hasn’t even been built yet – the VDNKh is an embodiment of the Soviet Union's grandiose ambitions.Your guide to the VDNKh is Ekaterina Borodulina, a Muscovite who sees the centre as her backyard.She dug up her grandparents’ books and translated Russian web pages into English, and found out about the centre’s more obscure stories. Take a stroll with Ekaterina as she introduces you to facts about the VDNKh that you won't learn on the official walking tour.The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
Our walking tour takes in some of the famous colleges and historic sights of the city as you meander down quaint alleyways and tread the cobbled streets. You will hear quirky facts and stories of the colleges and their colourful alumni, all set within the context of English and world history, plus many fascinating tales of city life through the ages not generally mentioned in the guide books. We will take you to a church 1000 years old and reveal it’s hidden secret, down side streets to places of interest visitors don't normally see. You will go back in time to medieval Cambridge to discover how the University all started, visiting colleges over 700 years old and hearing their history. We will show you what it is to experience life as a student in a Cambridge College. All our tours are unique as we specialise in small groups and encourage interaction and questions
Partly autobiographical, this is the third title in Judith Kerr's internationally acclaimed trilogy of books following the life of Anna through war-torn Germany, to London during the Blitz and her return to Berlin to discover the past...Berlin is where Anna lived before Hitler, when she was still a German child, before she spoke a word of English, before her family had all become refugees. Long before her happy new existence in London. But Mama is there, dangerously ill. Anna is forced to go back, to deal with questions of life and death, to face old fears, and to discover the past which she has so long shut away.