Alternate Cover Edition for 9781519326805 This fully colour-illustrated non-fiction book describes my close relationship with old postcards. I have collected them since the 1970s and now own over two thousand of these charming, beautiful, quirky, historical items. I started fanatically collecting them whilst writing my thesis on Fantasy in Postcards at art college, where I was studying for a graphic design degree. My thesis won me a first with distinction, whereas my graphic art annoyingly gained me only a 2:2. All the cards in this fully colour-illustrated book are from my own large collection. A perfect present from the past.
There has been a people's revolt against the way the West has been run. Brexit, Trump, the recent British and French elections saw millions of people shouting that they were sick to death of things never getting better. In WTF Robert Peston gives us his highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years got so badly wrong, and what we need to do to mend the terrible fractures in our society. Peston wrote WTF because the elections of Trump, the Corbyn surge, the vote for Brexit all challenged how he thought the world could and should be run. With characteristic passion and clarity he looks at how and whether it is possible to make a success of leaving the EU, what the ons should be of the appalling Grenfell Tower tragedy, whether robots can be stopped from taking our work, what can be done to staunch the widening gap between rich and poor, how to raise living standards for all, and what must happen to prevent democracy being subverted by technocratic geniuses with the ability to manipulate social media. These are the challenges of our age, because the combination of economic stagnation and a technological revolution is killing jobs, enriching the few and undermining the institutions we used to trust as the foundations of the state. What and who can we believe when it is almost impossible to know whether posts on Facebook and Twitter are hard news or the fabrication of a Russian agent? As in his bestsellers, WHO RUNS BRITAIN? and HOW DO WE FIX THIS MESS?, Robert Peston draws on his years of experience as a political, economics and business journalist, to show us what has gone bad, and gives us a manifesto to put at least some of it right. WTF is a trenchant, often entertaining account of the recent past. It is also a call to action, giving hope to all of us who believe that taking back control is not only vital, but possible.
Any visitor to Belgium or the Netherlands is immediately struck by the number of convents and beguinages (begijnhoven) in both major cities and small towns. Their number and location in urban centres suggests that the women who inhabited them once held a prominent role. Despite leaving a visible mark on cities in Europe, much of the story of these women - known variously as beguines, tertiaries, klopjes, recluses, and anchoresses--remains to be told. Instead of aspiring to live as traditional religious, they transcended normative assumptions about religion and gender and had a very real impact on their religious and secular worlds. The sources for their tale are often fragmentary and difficult to interpret. However, careful scrutiny allows their voices to be heard. Drawing on an array of sources including religious rules, sermons, hagiographic vitae, and rapiaria, Fictive Orders and Feminine Religious Identities traces the story of pious laywomen between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries.
It both emphasizes the innovative roles of women who transcended established forms of institutional religious life and reveals the ways in which historiographical habits have obscured the dynamic and fluid nature of their histories. By highlighting the development of irregular and extraregular communities and tracing the threads of monasticisation that wove their way around pious laywomen, this book draws attention to the vibrant and dynamic culture of feminine lay piety that persisted from the later middle ages onwards.
El cúmulo globular de Akasa-Puspa, en un futuro distante: mundos remotos, en el abismo del espacio intergaláctico. Un pequeño universo de diez millones de soles, tan cercanos entre sí, que los viajes interestelares son posibles incluso con la tecnología más elemental; sacudido por continuas olas de civilización y barbarie; en cuyos planetas se alzan las babeles: colosales torres que dan acceso al espacio. El último imperio que dominó Akasa-Puspa se encuentra en decadencia y Khan Kharole, el general bárbaro, lucha por mantener la civilización en sus confines. Para ello, deberá aliarse con Srila, supremo líder religioso de Aksa-Puspa, que aspira a la supremacía de la Hermandad sobre los restos del Imperio. Ajeno a toda intriga palaciega, Jonás Chadragupta, es un científico que investiga el origen de la Humanidad en Akasa-Puspa, ¿cómo llegaron los primeros humanos hasta allí y en qué circustancias?; pero ha sido reclutado para una misión en una remota zona del cúmulo, donde hallará la sorprendente y espectacular respuesta a este enigma.
Thirty-five years ago, Jeanne Adlon became New York City's first full-time cat sitter, and since then, she has done it all. Jeanne has dodged tarantulas, served up kosher cat meals, and fed pampered felines in Waterford crystal goblets. Cat Calls recounts Jeanne's experiences, from adventures with quirky cats to the challenges faced by a woman who's determined to reach her clients despite blinding winter storms.
But since Jeanne Adlon is no ordinary cat sitter, Cat Calls offers far more than tales of the cat. Over years of devoting herself to feline needs, Jeanne has become a recognized expert on cat care, so along with coauthor Susan Logan, Jeanne designed each of Cat Calls' chapters to focus on important issues for cat owners, including adopting new pets, feeding your cat, coping with litter box problems, and much more. Charming anecdotes about Jeanne's furry clients add examples of cat-care strategies that work. Whether you're looking for commonsense cat-care advice or you simply want to relax with stories about little cats in a big city, Cat Calls is sure to please.
Würdest du dich einer Liebe öffnen, die dich für immer glücklich macht oder aber für alle Ewigkeit verflucht? Die dein Herz wieder schlagen lässt oder dir das Letzte nimmt, was von deiner Menschlichkeit noch übrig ist? Würdest du ein solches Risiko eingehen? Denn eins ist gewiss: Diese Liebe ist deine einzige Chance, doch nichts liegt näher beisammen als Liebe und ewige Verdammnis. Gibst du ihr nach, kannst du alles gewinnen – oder alles verlieren.
Claudia Mitchell is the safety net for the Dangerous Protectors. Whatever a Protector needs, Claudia taps a few keys and makes it happen. When she receives a desperate call from her sister, Claudia can't use cyberspace to save her... for this one, Claudia has to be there in person. Nate Jennings showed the world what being a hero looked like despite being in prison. His heroism earned him a place on the Guardian Agency team. For months now he's had a major fantasy about his tech assistant, Claudia. When she disappears and he is the one tasked to find and protect her, has his fantasy come true? When there is no one else to turn to and no one else to keep you safe, a Dangerous Protector is the man you want for the job.