This is the autobiography of one of Britain’s best-loved alternative comedians and Edinburgh Fringe comedy festival’s star performers, Arthur Smith.
صدرت أخيرا (غوايات.. تتسلق جدران القلب) عن دار أثر بالدمام ضمن مطبوعات نادي الشرقية الأدبي، وهي عبارة عن كتابة مفتوحة على كل الأجناس الأدبية، فهي تحمل نفس الحكاية بلغة شعرية مطعمة بنصوص نثرية تحمل أبعادا فلسفية تتماهى بين السخرية والرومانتيك، الإصدار يقع في 93 صفحة من القطع المتوسط، وهو خلاصة تجربة إنسانية مدرسية لا تخلو من الفنتازيا، كتبت قبل أكثر من 15 عاما وأعيدت كتابتها بعد إصرار وتشجيع العديد من الأصدقاء النبلاء في مقدمتهم الصديق الشاعر طلال الطويرقي.
FROM THE SAFE HAVEN OF A LONDON ORPHANAGE TO THE SAVAGE SEAS OF LOVE... A safe, respectable orphanage was the only home Aurora Dayne had ever known. Teaching there would mean security.
But when the mysterious letter arrived, offering her a position as lady's companion, Aurora seized the chance, embarking for Jamaica with her sole legacy--a little golden lizard bearing a strange rhyme. And so began the daring odyssey that would throw her into the clutches of a ruth privateer. Feared by men, desired by women, Vashon's eyes gleamed green as he vowed to possess the innocent beauty who held the key to his quest. Could anything ever equal his obsession to retrieve the legendary emerald--the Star of Aran? Held captive on a secret Caribbean isle--at Dragonard, his solitary lair--Aurora would struggle against her own passions, determined to tame the very dragon who had awakened her fire.
Born in 1800, George Hudson rose from farmer's son to the rich and powerful Lord Mayor of York - friend to royalty and owner of half of the railways in the kingdom. But Hudson was driven by greed as well as ambition and a dark secret lurked within his past - a youthful indiscretion and an illegitimate child.
As many as 40 different Shi`i groups existed in the ninth and tenth centuries yet only 3 forms have survived. Why is Twelver Shi`ism one of them? As the established faith in modern Iran, the majority faith in Iraq and areas in the Gulf and with its adherents forming sizeable minorities elsewhere in the region, it is arguably the most successful branch of Shi'ism. This book charts its history and the development of the key distinctive doctrines and practices which ensured its survival in the face of repeated challenges. It argues that the key to the faith's endurance has been its ability to institutionalise responses to the changing, often localised circumstances in which the community has found itself, thereby remaining remarkably resilient in the face of both internal disagreements and external opposition.
This deeply insightful ethnography explores the healing power of caring and intimacy in a small, closely bonded Apostolic congregation during Botswana's HIV/AIDS pandemic.
"Death in a Church of Life" paints a vivid picture of how members of the Baitshepi Church make strenuous efforts to sustain loving relationships amid widespread illness and death. Over the course of long-term fieldwork, Frederick Klaits discovered Baitshepi's distinctly maternal ethos and the "spiritual" kinship embodied in the church's nurturing fellowship practice. Klaits shows that for Baitshepi members, Christian faith is a form of moral passion that counters practices of divination and witchcraft with redemptive hymn singing, prayer, and the use of therapeutic substances. An online audio annex makes available examples of the church members' preaching and song.
What happens when a snarky force meets a younger hot object? Sparks fly Chrissy Andersen is the reigning Snark Queen. Known for her quick wit and her tendency to say exactly what’s on her mind, she finds herself the object of Derrick Steele’s interest. Derrick is a fast rising star in the NHL. Known for his good looks and his goaltending skills, he finds himself falling fast for the combination of Chrissy’s looks, wit and sarcasm. Snarky vs. Smooth, Old vs. Young, Woman vs. Man What could possibly go wrong?