An Event in Autumn


Author: Henning Mankell

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 0804170657

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4958

After nearly thirty years in the same job, Inspector Kurt Wallander is tired, restless, and itching to make a change. He is taken with a certain old farmhouse, perfectly situated in a quiet countryside with a charming, overgrown garden. There he finds the skeletal hand of a corpse in a shallow grave. Wallander’s investigation takes him deep into the history of the house and the land, until finally the shocking truth about a long-buried secret is brought to light. INCLUDES AN AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR

Daffodils in Autumn


Author: Molly Cutpurse


ISBN: 1445742594


Page: 597

View: 7055

2001. An autumn break for a young London mother.An isolated stretch of Dorset coastline.An unexplained phenomenon.Daffodils in Autumn tells the compelling story of a young woman's horrific descent into paranoia and madness dictated by the desires of a female genius. The young woman, and her daughter's past, present and future become meaningless, as not one thing appears to be what it is.

The Opening of Vision

Nihilism and the Postmodern Situation


Author: David Michael Levin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415001730

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

View: 2335

First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

My Years With Apu


Author: Satyajit Ray

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351180131

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 264

View: 3399

The absorbing story of how one of the greatest directors of our time began his film-making career.

The Myth of the Reformation


Author: Peter Opitz

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525550332

Category: Religion

Page: 382

View: 4433

On June 810, 2011, the first conference of RefoRC, the Reformation Research Consortium (, was held at the Institute for Swiss Reformation History at the Theological Faculty of the University of Zurich. The overall title The Myth of the Reformation, encouraged critical perspectives on traditional beliefs about the sixteenth century Reformation(s). Peter Opitz provides a selection of the papers that were presented at the Zurich conference. He assembles many diverse perspectives, which refute at least one myth: that the Reformation era is a boring period where not much is left to discover behind the traditional myths.

Empire-building and Empire-builders

Twelve Studies


Author: Edward Ingram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317791959

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 9875

The twelve studies of empire-building and empire-builders which make up this volume range widely across the dream world that was the British Empire from the late eighteenth century to the Second World War. The essays re-interpret the work of imperial heroes, eminent historians, and fictional heroines. They illustrate the variety of techniques used by British empire-builders and the variety of explanations they gave to account for their sometimes infamous behaviour.


A Season of Change


Author: Peter J. Marchand

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518702

Category: Nature

Page: 151

View: 9964

An expert on winter now turns his talents to autumn, a season of beauty and change. Author of the award-winning Life in the Cold, Peter J. Marchand examines the natural and biological phenomena of fall. With Marchand as your guide, fall becomes much more than trees turning, killing frosts, birds migrating, and invigorating crisp weather. Dig under the fallen leaves and heavy mists with him to discover a vibrant world. Readers learn the whys and wherefores of these events, but much much more, as Marchand answers questions most non-specialists have about how and why such changes and adaptations occur. Though autumn may appear to be primarily a transitional season, he shows how many remarkable and essential natural processes happen routinely only during this period. He describes such topics as timekeeping in plants and animals, food hoarding, seed dispersal, and animal mating behavior among the large mammals of the North. The book is organized by theme rather than by species, so that similar adaptation mechanisms of different species can be compared and contrasted. Marchand has a demonstrated skill in making scientific facts easily understood, while also conveying the beauty and wonder of what he describes. Also an accomplished photographer, his many beautiful full-page photographs show unusual aspects of the season.