A charming addition to Rizzoli's carefully curated program of bringing classic books back into print. This beautifully packaged facsimile of Edith Holden's original diary is filled with a naturalist's masterful paintings and delightful observations chronicling the English countryside throughout 1906. As one of the few true records of the time in print, the handwritten thoughts and paintings contained in The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady transport readers to a more refined, romantic, and simpler time. Capitalizing on the current Downton Abbey-inspired appetite for Edwardian-era ephemera, fashions, and society, this reproduction brings readers back to a time in which propriety, civility, and an appreciation for the natural world reigned. This souvenir of a bygone era serves not only as a calming touchstone, but a reminder that as long as we choose to see it, we are still surrounded by beauty and grace. Presented to retain the charm and beauty of the original volume filled with Holden's hand-drawn illustrations of the English countryside's flora and fauna through the changing seasons of the year, as well as handwritten notes, observations, and quotations, The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady makes a lovely addition to any home's library or side table.
Novelist Alice Sebold and comedian and late night talk show host Jay Leno on this edition of Fresh Air. Alice Sebold's the author of the book, The Lovely Bones which will be coming out in paperback. Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan listed The Lovely Bones as one of the ten best books of 2002. Sebold is also the author of the memoir, Lucky. Both books have been persistent best sellers. Jay Leno, host of The Tonight Show, talks his struggling years as a stand-up (with other comics like Robin Williams, Andy Kaufman, and Steve Martin) and taking over The Tonight Show. He is also author of the book Leading with my Chin. Leno appears in Comedian, the Jerry Seinfeld documentary in theaters now. (Original Broadcast Dates: July 10, 2002 and October 21, 1996) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/021220/rt_whyy_021220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At bedtime, parents read books to their children. Forty Bedtime Stories are specifically designed for both parents and their children. This audiobook includes as many as 40 lovely tales! These are short, written in a lively and contemporary style, relate to a reality close to children, and graced with warm, inviting illustrations. Agape with wonder, children will listen to the tales and then easily surrender to dreams of wonderful adventures, of noble heroes praised for their virtuous deeds. There are 40 lovely stories to read before going to bed in this book: "The Scarecrow", "Tim's Train", "The Great War", "Hidden Treasures", "Mr. Frog", "Ice Cream for Refreshment", "The Snowman and the Hare", "Mr. Nightingale's Music School", "Night Encounter", "The Favorite Tasks of Lou Trumpet", and 30 more stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew Zamoyski. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003102/bk_acx0_003102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a librarian, Imogen read a lot of books, but none of them covered real life on the Riviera. Her holiday with tennis ace Nicky and the whole glamorous coterie of journalist, playboy, photographer was a revelation. But the path of a jet-set virgin in that lovely wicked world was a hard one. Imogen began to wonder if virtue really was its own reward.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Courtney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/004395/bk_howe_004395_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Star is an enchanting book, illustrated with beautiful, colorful, and whimsical paintings, by world renowned artist Judy Mastrangelo. It contains the entire immortal poem, which is also known as "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", written by Jane Taylor. Judy has interpreted this in a unique and enthralling way, with delightful fantasy animals and other imaginative characters, all playing in a magical night time sky.This is an audiobook. The famous poem, in its entirety is sung to the familiar melody, with the lovely voice of "Titania, The Fairy Queen".The Star can be listened to and enjoyed as a stand-alone audiobook. And it would also be a delight listening to this beautiful audiobook, and reading the lovely Kindle ebook or paperback entitled The Star at the same time. Now, you can enjoy both books together for the full audio-visual experience! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Titania. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163244/bk_acx0_163244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nathalie, a lovely and determined young lady, plans to marry Mr. Brantain, an unattractive but extremely wealthy man. When an unexpected event occurs involving her brother’s friend, Mr. Harvy, the consequences illustrate the finality of the choice Nathalie makes. Kate Chopin was a prolific writer of short stories and books that have been translated into films, plays, and operas. Chopin’s work often took place in Louisiana, and her book The Awakening was referenced in the HBO series Treme. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Ann Howlett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001311/bk_mike_001311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lightfoot the Deer is a story about animals in the Green Forest that are hunted in the fall. The story is mostly about Lightfoot, a male deer hunted by one hunter and describes how he tries to escape being shot. The story tells Lightfoot's encounter with another buck and a battle for territory and the lovely, Miss Daintyfoot. As with most Thornton Burgess books, young listeners learn valuable lessons about nature, wildlife, and positive morals. Thornton W. Burgess was a conservationist and author of children's stories. He loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written over 170 books and 15,000 stories for a daily newspaper column. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom S. Weiss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001614/bk_mike_001614_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Nameless Detective is called upon to find out how rare books and maps are being stolen from an antiquarian bookshop with a faultless alarm system. He goes undercover in the store, only to be foiled when a theft occurs right under his nose. Then, as he ponders the case (while on a date with the lovely Kerry), he’s violently struck from behind by a car that seems bent on driving him off the road. Will Nameless survive this attempt on his life and solve the case? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Sullivan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/000723/bk_bbca_000723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This little book will delight even the very young toddler. In this gentle story, written and illustrated by Judy Mastrangelo, Little Bunny learns that whatever he does is all right with Mother Bunny. In his first adventure, he goes off on his own, searching for the answer to his question “What do bunnies do all day?”. In his quest, he befriends some flowers, bees, clouds, and other animals, and has a wonderful time. This lovely story, illustrated with exquisite watercolors, can be used by parents as an introduction to tell their own child that no matter what, he or she will still be loved.What Do Bunnies Do All Day? can be listened to and enjoyed as a stand-alone audiobook. It is also available as an e-Book in Kindle, and as a paperback Come Play With Me book which includes wonderful interactive activities along with the story. It will be a delight listening to this beautiful audiobook and reading the lovely Kindle ebook or paperback at the same time. Now, you can enjoy all of these books together for the full audio-visual experience! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendy F. Bulthuis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173564/bk_acx0_173564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.