A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient ´ley lines´ criss-crossing the English countryside. First published in 1925, THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK described the author´s theory of ´ley lines´, pre-Roman pathways consisting of aligned stone circles and prehistoric mounds, used by our Neolithic ancestors. Watkins´s ideas have intrigued and inspired generations of readers ? from historians to hill walkers, and from amateur archaeologists to new-age occultists. This edition of THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK, with a substantial introduction by Robert Macfarlane, will appeal to all who treasure the history, contours and mystery of Britain´s ancient landscapes.
Paul Stringer lives a life of chance after being sexually molested by his uncle, he must find the one thing that makes him whole again as he struggles with his identity like many other gay black men through the lure of homosexuality. Will Paul Stringer be able to put back the strings which were torn by his uncle or continue to face the burdens of homosexuality on his quest from gay to straight?2015 BWABC Award Winning Author puts urban gay fiction on its heels with this highly rated and reviewed novel. It´s a classic struggle of the battle between what the heart wants and the flesh desires. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Anthony. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126289/bk_acx0_126289_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a polemic (or series of polemics) written to make Americans less hostile toward the British before and after the US entered World War I on their side. The author does his best (which is pretty good) to explain (away) contemporary British customs Americans might find offensive. (No balance - the Germans are heathens or worse in his book.) As such it's a window more into British than American ways: author says British reticence is a big turn-off. What a British subject of 1918 would say about Page Three girls and lager louts (Wister points to American ´´coarseness´´) does not bear thinking about. Best part is in the first chapter, where a correspondent tells Wister what it would take for Americans to get along with the British: have a bigger navy. Accurate, that. A striking presentation of facts about the British Empire, a plea for a better understanding of the English by Americans and a powerful argument for Anglo-American friendship.
Straight men have always been the envy of men and women alike, they are passionate and gentle. Are they really straight inside or has it always been that they have a deep lust for that male companionship.Sink your teeth into this first story of a hot, young, muscular, bodybuilder stud as he heads over to the gym to train. If you like authors Ella Frank, Tiffany Reisz, and Kresley Cole , then you are sure to love this steamy story.Tommy has been bodybuilding, and he always looks forward to his workouts. Surrounded by hot men, he can’t help but think how hot they look.This time his gym session will never be the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: C. Alan Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120513/bk_acx0_120513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is book two of the True Heart series. Steph Rizzo loves three things: her career as a firefighter; her girlfriend, Rosa; and cooking. Not necessarily in that order. The only thing lacking in her life is trying to get her girlfriend to marry her. They have lived together for 11 years, but still Rosa can´t quite bring herself to say I do. After Rosa´s parents died in a car accident, she grew up in a state home. At the age of 18, she was on her own. She worked her way through college and eventually realized her dream of becoming a police officer. Now, she has everything she´s ever wanted: a lover, a home, and a career. Until the night that she is shot while on duty. Then everything changes - her life, her job, and her relationship. Steph is about to find out what the words ´´in sickness and in health´´ really mean. Straight from the Heart is an emotionally charged novel exploring love, loss, and friendship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Layce Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104250/bk_acx0_104250_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Aaron Hall has never been able to remain faithful to a single woman, and for most of his life, he´s dated two women at once. Recently his girlfriend tracked him down and knocked on his door - and his live-in girlfriend answered. Now he has no girlfriend and a mortgage he can´t pay by himself. Vinnie Rosello needs to change his life - get a better job, stop drinking all his money away, find himself a serious boyfriend...and move out of his parents´ house. Aaron needs help with his expenses, so they become housemates. Even though Aaron harbors some misconceptions about gay men and Vinnie misses his large Italian family, both men find comfort in their friendship. It´s a good arrangement until everything between them changes. Vinnie falls in love with Aaron, and Aaron is shocked to realize he feels the same. There´s only one problem - he´s still straight. He´ll have to overcome his fear of labels in order to love the man who´s captured his heart. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081025/bk_acx0_081025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maddox - The reason I rarely go home is three simple words: I´m a liar. When the pressure to marry my childhood sweetheart became too much, I told her I was gay and then fled to New York like my ass was on fire. Now, five years later and after a drunken encounter, I find myself invited to her wedding. And I have to bring my boyfriend-the boyfriend who doesn´t exist because I´m straight. At least, I think I am. Meeting the guy I´m bribing to be my boyfriend for the weekend makes me question everything about myself. Damon - When my sister asks me to pretend to be some straight guy´s boyfriend, my automatic response is to say no. It´s because of guys like him people don´t believe me when I tell them I´m gay. But Maddox has something I need. After an injury that cost me my baseball career, I´m trying to leave my playing days behind and focus on being the best sports agent I can be. Forty-eight hours with my sister´s best friend in exchange for a meeting with a possible client. I can do this. I just wish he wasn´t so hot. Or that he didn´t kiss like he means it. Wait... why is the straight guy kissing me? Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese, Iggy Toma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012125/bk_tant_012125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
_______________________ ´An utterly delightful book to read, Dreyer´s English will stand among the classics on how to use the English language properly.´ ELIZABETH STROUT ´A complete joy. For those who care about words - and for those who don?t - Dreyer?s English is the book we have all been waiting for. Wise, funny, no-nonsense, stylish and brilliantly practical. Ditch the beach books this year; take this instead.? RACHEL JOYCE _______________________ An indispensable, New York Times-bestselling guide to the craft of writing from Random House?s long-time copy chief and one of Twitter?s leading language gurus. We all write, all the time: books, blogs, tweets, emails, emails, emails ? and we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. As Random House?s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike ? not to mention his followers on social media ? for playfully, brilliantly deconstructing the English language. Dreyer´s English is the distillation of everything he has learned from copy-editing thousands of books, the perfect guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward. Both authoritative and amusing, Dreyer?s English offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en-dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it?s OK to begin a sentence with ´And´ or ´But´ and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it?s best to avoid the doldrums of the Wan Intensifiers and Throat Clearers, including ´very´, ´rather´, ´of course´, and the dreaded ´actually´. And yes: ´Only godless savages eschew the Oxford comma´. Stuffed with advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people?s prose, and ? perhaps best of all ? an utter treat for anyone who simply revels in language. _______________________ This book is written in British English. _______________________ ´Benjamin Dreyer´s brilliant, pithy, incandescently intelligent book is to contemporary writing what Geoffrey Chaucer´s poetry was to medieval English: a gift that broadens and deepens the art and the science of literature by illustrating that convention should not stand in the way of creativity, so long as that creativity is expressed with clarity and with conviction.´ JON MEACHAM ´Meet the guardian of grammar who wants to help you be a better writer. Benjamin Dreyer sees language the way an epicure sees food. And he finds sloppiness everywhere he looks.´ THE NEW YORK TIMES ´Playful, smart, self-conscious, and personal . . . One encounters wisdom and good sense on nearly every page of Dreyer?s English .´ WALL STREET JOURNAL ´Destined to become a classic.´ THE MILLIONS ´A mind-blower--sure to jumpstart any writing project, just by exposing you, the writer, to Dreyer´s astonishing level of sentence-awareness.´ GEORGE SAUNDERS ´Dreyer can help you . . . with tips on punctuation and spelling. . . . Even better: He?ll entertain you while he?s at it.´ NEWSDAY ´It is Benjamin Dreyer´s intense love for the English language and his passion for the subject that make the experience of reading Dreyer´s English such a pleasure, almost regardless of the invaluable and practical purpose his book serves in such dark and confusing times for grammar and meaning.´ AYELET WALDMAN & MICHAEL CHABON ´This work is that rare writing handbook that writers might actually want to read straight through, rather than simply consult.´ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY