A collection of one of the great English popular art forms, this features musical scores and lyrics for singing along, as well as lively commentaries on the genre and sub-genres. ´Roud and Bishop have created something vital´ ´´Telegraph´´
The Illustrated Book of English Songs: Charles Mackay
An English Medieval and Renaissance Song Book:Part Songs and Sacred Music for One to Six Voices
The Penguin Book of English Song:Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Auden Richard Stokes
A Book of Old English Love Songs: Hamilton W. Mabie
The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs: Julia Bishop, Steve Roud
A Book of Old English Love Songs: Hamilton Wright Mabie, George Wharton Edwards
This book, also called the Song of Solomon, is one of the most neglected - and controversial - books of the Bible. It is a book about lovemaking from an author who had 700 wives and 300 concubines. So explicit are these aspects that because of its erotic content, the rabbis forbade the book to be read by anyone under the age of 30.Almost every verse has been the subject of debate by its interpreters. Probably no other book of the Bible has such a variegated tapestry of interpretation. Yet all Scripture speaks of the glory and beauty of our messiah. John the Baptist recognized Christ as the bridegroom, as Christ himself also claimed. And Paul pressed the idiom even further, as does John in the book of Revelation. Of the more than 1,000 songs of Solomon, only this was designed by God to be included in the biblical canon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Missler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142254/bk_acx0_142254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The true story of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, man of hope - for readers aged 12+. Deng Adut´s family were farmers in South Sudan when a brutal civil war altered his life forever. At six years old, his mother was told she had to give him up to fight. At the age most Australian children are starting school, Deng was conscripted into the Sudan People´s Liberation Army. He began a harsh, relentless military training that saw this young boy trained to use an AK-47 and sent into battle. He lost the right to be a child. He lost the right to learn. The things Deng saw over those years will stay with him forever. He suffered from cholera, malaria and numerous other debilitating illnesses but still he had to fight. A child soldier is expected to kill or be killed and Deng almost died a number of times. He survived being shot in the back. The desperation and loneliness was overwhelming. He thought he was all alone. But Deng was rescued from war by his brother John. Hidden in the back of a truck, he was smuggled out of Sudan and into Kenya. Here he lived in refugee camps until he was befriended by an Australian couple. With their help and the support of the UN, Deng Adut came to Australia as a refugee. Despite physical injuries and mental trauma he grabbed the chance to make a new life. He worked in a local service station and learnt English watching The Wiggles. He taught himself to read and started studying at TAFE. In 2005 he enrolled in a Bachelor of Law at Western Sydney University. He became the first person in his family to graduate from university. This is an inspiring story of a man who has overcome deadly adversity to become a lawyer and committed worker for the disenfranchised, helping refugees in Western Sydney. It is an important reminder of the power of compassion and the benefit to us all when we open our doors and our hearts to fleeing war, persecution and trauma.