Marking Time is the second novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's bestselling Cazalet Chronicles. Home Place, Sussex, 1939. The English family at war . . . The sunlit days of childish games and familyn meals are over, as the shadows of war roll in to cloud the lives of one English family. At Home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce as a new generation of Cazalets takes up the story. Louise dreams of being a great actress, Clary is an aspiring writer, while Polly, is burdened with knowledge and the need to share it. Read the next books in the series, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change, or start from the beginning with The Light Years.
Marking a significant departure from Noah Cicero's fictional and poetic works, Blood-Soaked Buddha/Hard Earth Pascal is a lucid philosophical treatise. Rather than entertain dogma, Cicero approaches a discussion of Buddhism from the refreshing perspective of the everyman, providing a profound spiritual analysis as well as a sharp critique of capitalism. There are even some pretty good ghost stories. "Buddhism isn't for scholars and priests and masters. It's not a religion. It's for anyone who wants to find a better way. It's practical, it's logical, it's sensible and it's real. Just like this book." "Far too many books about Buddhism get bogged down in scholarly doublespeak. Others are full of far-fetched fantasies. Noah's book isn't like that. It's a real book for real people." (Brad Warner, author of Hardcore Zen) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sara L. Morsey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109827/bk_acx0_109827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Smarter in sixty minutes.Get smarter in just 60 minutes with in60Learning. Concise and elegantly written nonfiction books and audiobooks help you learn the core subject matter in 20 percent of the time that it takes to read a typical book. Life is short, so explore a multitude of fascinating historical, biographical, scientific, political, and financial topics in only an hour each.In 2017, the 29th Sultan of Brunei, Hassanl Bolkiah, celebrated his Golden Jubilee, marking his 50th year in power. Bolkiah negotiated Brunei's independence from the British Empire in 1978, a freedom which they achieved in 1984. The first sultan to also serve as Prime Minister, Bolkiah has ruled over this prosperous nation ever since. He is officially the world's wealthiest monarch thanks to his country's oil and gas reserves. Whether you know him for his extravagant lifestyle or his political work establishing Shari'ah Law, there's no doubt that the Sultan of Brunei is a powerful leader worth getting to know. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Honickberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/165228/bk_acx0_165228_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penelope Wilton narrates BBC Radio 4’s epic dramatisation of the treasured family saga, Elizabeth Jane Howard’s five book chronicle of the upper-middle class. Cazalet family begins in 1938, as siblings Hugh, Edward, Rupert, and Rachel join together for another family holiday at Home Place, their house in the Sussex countryside. During the course of The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion, Casting Off, and All Change, the progress of their lives, and those of their children, will be charted. As their stories unfolds we gain a vivid insight into the lives, hopes, and loves of three generations during the Second Word War and beyond. Dramatised by Sarah Daniels and Lin Coghlan, and with a large cast of actors across all five books, this remarkable radio event adds a new dimension to Elizabeth Jane Howard’s extraordinary chronicles. The first four Cazalet novels sold over a million copies, with the fifth being published in 2013, shortly before the author’s death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Penelope Wilton, Full Cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001828/bk_rhuk_001828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1719 in London, the first edition of Robinson Crusoe gave credit to the work's fictional protagonist, Robinson Crusoe, as its actual author instead of Daniel Defoe. This led many readers to believe Robinson Crusoe was a real person and the book a true account. In form epistolary, confessional, and didactic, the novel is a fictional autobiography of the title character, a castaway who spends years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, encountering cannibals, captives, and mutineers before being rescued. Despite its simple narrative style, Robinson Crusoe was well received in the literary world and is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. Before the end of 1719 the book had already run through four editions, and it has gone on to become one of the most widely published books in history, spawning numerous sequels and adaptations for stage, film, and television. For three hundred years, Robinson Crusoe has entertained both adults and young people alike. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000177/bk_acon_000177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Editing is an invisible art where the very best work goes undetected. Editors strive to create books that are enlightening, seamless, and pleasurable to read, all while giving credit to the author. This makes it all the more difficult to truly understand the range of roles they inhabit while shepherding a project from concept to publication. In What Editors Do, Peter Ginna gathers essays from 27 leading figures in book publishing about their work. Representing both large houses and small, and encompassing trade, textbook, academic, and children's publishing, the contributors make the case for why editing remains a vital function to writers - and readers - everywhere. Ironically for an industry built on words, there has been a scarcity of written guidance on how to actually approach the work of editing. This book will serve as a compendium of professional advice and will be a resource both for those entering the profession (or already in it) and for those outside publishing who seek an understanding of it. It sheds light on how editors acquire books, what constitutes a strong author-editor relationship, and the editor's vital role at each stage of the publishing process - a role that extends far beyond marking up the author's text. This collection treats editing as both art and craft, and also as a career. It explores how editors balance passion against the economic realities of publishing. What Editors Do shows why, in the face of a rapidly changing publishing landscape, editors are more important than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Constant, Susan Hanfield. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011637/bk_tant_011637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of Lady Chatterley and her love for her husband's gamekeeper outraged the sensibilities of Edwardian England. Lawrence had already been dismissed as a purveyor of the obscene for the attitudes to sex that he had shown in The Rainbow, which had been fiercely suppressed on its publication in 1915. Chatterley, written in several versions around 1928 in Italy in the final part of Lawrence's life, was a deliberate choice on the author's part to address sex head on, describe the act and its pleasures in detail and put forward his belief that mankind had lost touch with its pagan and natural roots, its link to the earth and therefore its strength. Lady Chatterley's Lover was banned from publication in Britain until 1960, when the radical new publishing house Penguin Books brought out a paperback edition and was immediately taken to court for obscenity. The trial that followed became one of the marking posts for the '60s' 'revolution', with arguments for the beauty of Lawrence's descriptions of love and sex finally conquering the prudish sensibilities that Lawrence so despised and leading to a landmark legal ruling in Penguin's favour. For all the campaigning and crusading that has accompanied Lady Chatterley's Lover, it remains in essence a beautiful description of a true and lasting passion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Samantha Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slks/000027/bk_slks_000027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to learn HTML but don't know where to start? Are you overwhelmed by the 1,000-page books that simply have too much information and are impossible to follow? Do you want to be up and running with HTML in just a few hours? Do you like getting the best bang for your buck? (Of course you do!) If so, then look no further. The HMTL QuickStart Guide will take you step by step through the learning process so you will understand fundamental tags and elements all the way to building a full-fledged HMTL5-compliant web page. Are you looking to change careers to something that will pay you more and have more flexibility? Are you looking to learn just for fun on the side? No matter why you want to learn HTML, the HTML QuickStart Guide has you covered. Let's face it - HTML has been around for a long time, and it is not going anywhere. With more opportunities for web development appearing every day, it is critical for anyone who is planning on creating anything online to understand HTML. HTML is everywhere you look on the web - it's on every web page on the Internet today! It's marking up this description right in front of your eyes! HTML QuickStart Guide has been specifically designed by HTML experts with ease of learning in mind to ensure you don't get stuck or lost or lose hope in the learning process. Never again will you need to waste your time searching the Internet, watching YouTube videos, and paying crazy amounts of money for online courses! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Fatania. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049386/bk_acx0_049386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You asked for it, it's here. All five books in the critically acclaimed Bad Games series under one terrifying roof. Bad Games: The Complete Series includes: Bad Games: The terrifying best seller that started it all. The Lambert Family is heading to Crescent Lake, a rural cabin community in Western Pennsylvania, for an idyllic weekend getaway. Some fishing, some barbecue, some games...The Fannelli brothers are heading to Crescent Lake too. Some stalking, some kidnapping, some murder, and definitely some games...though not necessarily the type of games the Lamberts had in mind. But it doesn't matter. The Lamberts are going to play whether they like it or not.Vengeful Games: The Lambert family played the Fannelli brothers' twisted game and survived. Showed the brothers they'd messed with the wrong family.However, the game is far from over. There are some new players in town. Players who have close ties to the Fannelli brothers. Players who are taking things very personally...and promising results that are very deadly.Hellbent: A year has passed. Marine and security specialist Domino Taylor shadows the Lambert family, the guilt he feels for the tragic events that unfolded in Western Pennsylvania haunting him without mercy.When someone from Domino's past contacts him, begging for his help, Domino reluctantly agrees, not knowing the sinister truth lying in wait: There is one final game yet to play. Malevolent: After years of silence, the game is back on. Widower Allan Brown is hosting a support group in his home for the bereaved. One of the guests in attendance will be Amy Lambert, this week marking the five-year anniversary of her family’s horrifying ordeal at Crescent Lake.Of course, it’s hardly cause for celebration. Still, some unwanted guests plan on attending the support group to help Amy celebrate all the same....Psychopath: A decade has passed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Tiedemann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163120/bk_acx0_163120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.