William Barents and the North-East Passage
Author: Rayner Unwin
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
The first West Europeans to winter in the high Arctic and survive, Dutch sailing-master William Barents and his 16-member crew battled scurvy, hunger, the assaults of bears, and the intense winter cold, then made a 1,600-mile escape in open boats. Barents died on the way home, but his voyage was meticulously recorded in remarkably vivid detail by one of the survivors.
Author: Elizabeth Fair
"My last secretary was thirty-five," old M. said gloomily, "and no more sense than a child of ten. Or else she wasn't all there. You all there?" he asked suddenly, giving Maud a searching look. "No banging your head on the table? No throwing the china at me? Hey?" Young Maud has made her escape from an overbearing stepmother and come to stay with her cousin Alice and Alice's companion Miss Conway in the countryside. Alice and "Con" have arranged a job for her as secretary to Mr Feniston, an eccentric and intimidating neighbor who seems to have driven his previous secretary to a nervous breakdown. In between cataloguing Mr Feniston's library, dodging his temper, and encounters, awkward and intriguing in turn, with his son and an alienated nephew, Maud finds herself involved with local eccentricities and dramas, including a "secret" romance which has everyone talking. She may never be the same after this winter away! Furrowed Middlebrow is delighted to make available, for the first time in over half a century, all six of Elizabeth Fair's irresistible comedies of domestic life. These new editions all feature an introduction by Elizabeth Crawford. "Miss Fair's understanding is deeper than Mrs. Thirkell's and her humour is untouched by snobbishness; she is much nearer to Trollope, grand master in these matters."--Stevie Smith "Miss Fair makes writing look very easy, and that is the measure of her creative ability."--Compton Mackenzie
Author: Mick Beacham
Western Montana looked nothing like it's eastern counterpart. Montana was a state known for sweeping plains and low rolling hills. Western Montana was completely different it was a heavily forested area with mountains, lakes and fresh streams. It was winter, Christmas eve in fact and it was cold outside. The wind howled loudly as it roared down the valley. With the howling of the wind came the even more ominous howling of wolves. "Pa, pa I heard wolves" cried out Terry.
Author: Charmaine Pauls,April Marcom,Nancy Pennick,Rhonda Brutt,Nicole Angeleen,Tara Fox Hall,Elena Kane,Marilyn Gardiner
Publisher: Satin Romance
The Ice Hotel Wedding Test by Charmaine Pauls Jess and Derrick have been together for twelve years. When Jess finally gives Derrick an ultimatum, tie the knot or set her free, he proposes a bizarre test to decide their destiny. Lord of Ice by April Marcom Jack Frost gave his heart to Lilly the day she was born, making her the perfect leverage for a fire spirit whose heart is set on becoming Lord of Ice. Frozen Moments by Nancy Pennick Drew keeps proposing. Kate keeps saying no. It’s their little game. Can the holiday season change that? Kate has lost her best friend, and Drew does his best to cheer her up in this delightful story of love and memories. Frozen With Possibilities by Rhonda Brutt A resort on the shores of Lake Superior in the middle of December was not exactly what Tiffany had in mind for a mid-winter vacation. But when she agreed to accompany her progressive grandmother on this frozen trip, she discovered that life is filled with possibilities, if you only go after them. Frozen Heart Thawing by Nicole Angeleen In the depths of winter, Thomas Everett grudgingly meets his betrothed, Nila Sarvani, the daughter of a powerful sheikh. The passion they share takes them both by surprise, but the ruthlessness of American business threatens to tear them apart. Nila must decide if her dreams can be realized if she allows herself to fall in love. Frozen Dreams by Elena Kane In a world surrounded by snow and magic, Cara finds herself grossly out of place. Ridiculed by all, she lives her life in terror from perpetual bullies until she runs into a stranger in town. Ben is everything she always wanted, but never expected. Better yet, he sees past her differences. Could Ben be her dream come true? Her Frozen Heart by Tara Fox Hall Alaric has always loved the winter season, second only to his love of spells and sorcery. When his beautiful neighbor Cassandra reveals she’s a natural witch, he’s instantly smitten, even as he despairs of attracting her interest. Is there hope for a magical couple who thrive in different seasons? The Thawing of Holly’s Heart by Marilyn Gardiner What happens when a single mother meets an old friend and, despite the conviction that she will never again open her heart to another man, finds herself falling in love?
The Lost Sealers
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: The Floating Press
This whaling adventure from beloved American author James Fenimore Cooper works on two levels. On the surface, it's an exciting maritime action-adventure tale recounting the twin voyages of two different ships seeking bounty and treasure in the waters around Antarctica. On a deeper level, it's a thought-provoking allegory about how adverse circumstances can impact people differently based on their character and spirit.
Folklore and tales from Australia's Aborigine People
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
This first book by K. Langloh Parker is still one of the best available collections of Australian Aboriginal folklore. It was written for a popular audience, but the stories are retold with integrity, and not filtered, as was the case with similar books from this period. That said, the style of this book reflects Victorian sentimentality and, an occasional tinge of racism that was apparent in those times. However, this volume does contain 31 uniquely Australian tales like: The Galah, and Oolah the Lizard, Bahloo the Moon and the Daens, The Origin of the Narran Lake, Gooloo the Magpie, and the Wahroogah and many more tales with distinctly Aboriginal titles. The texts, with their sentient animals and mythic transformations, have a somnambulistic and chaotic narrative that mark them as authentic dreamtime lore. The mere fact that she cared to write down these stories places her far ahead of her contemporaries, who, at the time, barely regarded native Australians as human. However, children will find here the Jungle Book of Australia, but there is no Mowgli, set apart as a man. For man, bird, and beast are all blended in the Aboriginal psyche. All are of one kindred, all shade into each other; all obey the Bush Law. Unlike any European Marchen, these stories do not have the dramatic turns of Western folk-lore. There are no distinctions of wealth and rank, no Cinderella nor a Puss in Boots. The struggle for food and water is the perpetual theme, and no wonder, for the narrators dwell in a dry and thirsty land. Parker has some odd connections with modern popular culture. She was rescued from drowning by an aborigine at an early age. This incident was portrayed in the film 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. The song "They Call the Wind Mariah" was based on a story from this book and the pop singer Mariah Cary was reputedly named after this song. 33% of the net profit from this book will be donated to schools, charities and special causes. Yesterday's Books for Tomorrow's Educations"
A Study in Magic and Religion
Author: James George Frazer
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
The notion of a man-god, or of a human being endowed with divine or supernatural powers, belongs essentially to that earlier period of religious history in which gods and men are still viewed as beings of much the same order, and before they are divided by the impassable gulf which, to later thought, opens out between them. Strange, therefore, as may seem to us the idea of a god incarnate in human form, it has nothing very startling for early man, who sees in a man-god or a god-man only a higher degree of the same supernatural powers which he arrogates in perfect good faith to himself. -from "Chapter VII: Incarnate Human Gods" In 1890, James George Frazer began publishing The Golden Bough, his monumental study of myth, ritual, and religion, which would, by 1936, run to 13 volumes and establish him as a pioneer in the study of religion as an aspect of culture. This abridged edition, assembled in 1922, condenses this fundamental work to one readable volume that is still a source for modern anthropology, thanks to its expansive discussions ancient cultish practices and their connections to the rites of modern Christianity. In eloquent prose, Frazer discusses legends of the woods, sympathetic magic, magicians as kings, the worship of trees, the concept of the sacred marriage, the links between priestly and royal power, ritual royal sacrifices, the concept of "eating the god," the myths of Osiris, Adonis, Isis, and other ancient deities, and much more. Lovers of mythology will be enraptured by this book, which draws all of human belief under one unifying umbrella, celebrating myth and ritual as part of the basis of all human culture. Scottish anthropologist SIR JAMES GEORGE FRAZER (1854-1941) also wrote Man, God, and Immortality (1927) and Creation and Evolution in Primitive Cosmogonies (1935).
Author: Sandi Lorraine
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
When Deputy Tyler Patterson was falsely accused of rape, little did he realize that it was a crooked senator with ties to the mafia that he would have to pursue to clear his name. He had gotten caught up in a tangled web of sex, lies and deceit and now it was up to him to find his way out, or go to prison. His only hope was that Noreen Carpenter, the lawyer that he had been referred to, was as good in the court room as she was sexy and enticing.
Author: Dennis L. McKiernan
The bestselling author of the Mithgar novels presents a new version of a fable that fires the imagination and touches the heart... Once upon a winter's night, a poor crofter trades his daughter Camille to wed Prince Alain of the Summerwood in exchange for a lifetime of riches. Though love blossoms between Camille and the prince, he is haunted by sadness and will not allow her to see his unmasked face. Believing she can lift whatever curse has been bestowed upon him, Camille acts on her own—with devastating results, as all she loves is swept away. Now, to regain what she has lost, she must embark on a desperate quest through the hinterlands of Faery, seeking a mysterious place lycing somewhere east of the sun and west of the moon...
Author: Carol Lee
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
OUT OF WINTER is a personal account of how a father's sudden illness affects a family fraught by conflict over many years. It charts the process of grief which follows his death in 2008, and that of Carol Lee's mother only eight weeks later. Her mother's death, so swiftly after her father's, tests the limits of her ability to re-configure herself, to find who and what her mother and father are to her now, and to understand her brother's long flight into silence. In OUT OF WINTER, Carol Lee uncovers the history of people - her parents - whom, at the end, she comes to know and love. OUT OF WINTER confronts the idea of how well do we really know our parents?
Author: Caitlin Matthews
Publisher: Barefoot Ministries
Category: Children's stories, English
A collection of eight traditional tales associated with a variety of winter celebrations from Scottish, Russian, Slavey, Austrian, Czech, and Jewish lore.
Author: Darla Noble,John Davidson
Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books
The Gardener’s Pantry - Storing Away Food You Grow for the Winter Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 The Basics of Freezing Fruits & Vegetables Chapter 2 The Basics of Canning Fruits & Vegetables Chapter 3 The Fruits of your Labor Chapter 4: Eat your Veggies Chapter 5: That Little Something Extra Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction There are dozens—okay, hundreds—of books on the market about how to preserve the food you grow in your garden. Each and every one of these books, I am sure, has something to bring to the table (no pun intended) in regards to getting the job done. So why another one? Why are we putting one more book out there for you to choose from? Glad you asked… The purpose of this book is to give you a brief overview of why and how to preserve the food you grow before moving on to actually telling you how to treat different foods to get the best results when it comes to taste and texture of the foods you can or freeze. In other words, what you have before you is a guidebook; one that will take you step by step through the process of canning and freezing food for future use.
Author: Michael Putzer
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Jack Larson after loosing his wife of 35 years, hopes to find peace in the remote area of northern Wisconsin, but instead finds himself involved in a conflict with the winter snowmobile recreational tourist industry. He is harassed by a local snowmobile gang; who damage his property and eventually kill his dog. Jack finds he cannot contain his outrage after the death of his dog and sets out on a one man mission to get revenge on the gang and those that are connected with snowmobiling. It becomes a personal war. As he proceeds he comes into conflict with the town's only detective that is out to preserve his way of life and that of the town's. What happens next are a series of events that leads Jack Larson down a path to the final conflict with no way out. What makes matters worse for Jack is that he has fallen in love with someone new and is caught between his love for her and his own personal need for revenge. Michael Putzer is 63 years old and has been married to his wife Donna for 42 years. He has lived his entire life in Wisconsin with the exception of a two years stay in the U.S. Army in the late sixties. Since his retirement in 2002 from the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, they have lived in their home on forty acres of land outside of Hurley, Wisconsin. They have two grown up married children and a Chinese Shar-pei dog named China. During the author's 33 years with Kimberly-Clark he worked in consumer products Research. Much of that time was spent in the international products which resulted in travel to the Far East, Latin America and Europe. A Winter's Rage is his first book. It has always been his ambition to write a novel, but over the years with work there had never been enough time to complete the task. Once retired there was the time available. While the author is not a hunter or a fisherman, he considers himself an environmentalist. Both he and his wife enjoy the outdoors, hiking in the summer and snow shoeing in the winter. They have a great appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors and the land. Their favorite time of the year is winter looking forward to the abundance of snow that this area receives. They do not snowmobile.
Author: Mel Atkey
Category: Circus performers
Running Away With the Circus (or - "Now is the Winter of Our Missing Tent"), an is full of both humour and intrigue, as you will see by its opening sentence: If some clairvoyant had told me that I'd be spending my nights in a shipping container in Taiwan, guarding seven tigers, six Chihuahuas, five bears, four sea lions, three geese, two horses and a "killer dog" named Ludwig, I'd have said "You're supposed to read the tea leaves, not smoke them." This book takes a look at what happens when people of radically different cultures try to work together. Acclaimed television producer (and composer of the musical Anne of Green Gables) Norman Campbell said, "Your lively prose astounds me... It is really great writing and observing... You are a brilliant writer! I mean it!"
Showdown On The Northern Plains, 1867
Author: Terry C. Johnston
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Seven month of small reprisals since the Fetterman massacre had passed. Sergeant Seamus Donegan of the Army of the West had witnessed proud leaders--both Indian and White--steel themselves for the withering clashes to come. And on two consecutive summer days, battle erupted--drowning the Dakota Territory in a damburst of bloodshed: the Hay Field Fight and Wagon Box Fight of 1867.
The Joys of Planning and Tending a Garden
Author: Arthur T. Vanderbilt II
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Though an old man," Thomas Jefferson wrote at Monticello, "I am but a young gardener." Every gardener is. In Gardening in Eden, we enter Arthur Vanderbilt's small enchanted world of the garden, where the old wooden trestle tables of a roadside nursery are covered in crazy quilts of spring color, where a catbird comes to eat raisins from one's hand, and a chipmunk demands a daily ration of salted cocktail nuts. We feel the oppressiveness of endless winter days, the magic of an old-fashioned snow day, the heady, healing qualities of wandering through a greenhouse on a frozen February afternoon, the restlessness of a gardener waiting for spring. With a sense of wonder and humor on each page, Arthur Vanderbilt takes us along with him to discover that for those who wait, watch, and labor in the garden, it's all happening right outside our windows.
Author: Barbara Samuel
Publisher: Barbara Samuel
Winter Ballad Fans of Jo Beverley, Eloisa James, and Stephanie Laurens will love Barbara Samuel's passionate, intelligent romance novels. A FAIR MAIDEN Anya of Winterbourne had suffered nothing but humiliation at the hands of men. And yet when she found a fallen knight in a still winter forest, she could not leave him to die. A NOBLE KNIGHT Weary of battle and pursued by assassins, Christian de Moreerx would have liked nothing more than to stay at Winterbourne and champion the elusive and beleaguered Lady Anya. But his past contained a secret he had to decipher if he was to live, and his presence could only bring more disaster to the manor. A GREAT AND DANGEROUS GAME To thwart their separate enemies, Lady Anya and her broken knight battle virulent forces and face death itself to win the love that would long be sung by troubadours as -- A WINTER BALLAD
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Ten classic stories from the master of Hindi literature Nearly a century after they were written, Premchand’s numerous short stories, novels and plays, written both in Hindi and Urdu, continue to be a mirror to Indian society and its traditions. A Winter’s Night and Other Stories brings together, for young readers, some of his most powerful short stories. This is a world inhabited by people like Halku, forced to spend the bitterly cold winter night in the open, without a blanket; Kaki, the old invalid aunt, ill-treated by her own relatives; and Shankar, reduced to being a bonded labour for the sake of a handful of wheat. Premchand describes their plights with unflinching honesty. Yet all is not hopeless in this world. There is also little Hamid, who buys tongs for his old grandmother rather than toys for himself; Ladli, who saves her share of puris for her blind aunt; and Big Brother, trying in vain to remember the strange names of English kings and queens. Greed, dishonesty, cruelty abound in this world, as do kindness, bravery and humour. These ten stories are an ideal introduction to Premchand and his concerns and ideas that remain relevant to this day.
Author: Vicki Delany
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Nicole Patterson is a young, green and very eager probationary constable with the Ontario Provincial Police. Although she spends much of her time breaking up bar fights, giving out traffic tickets and finding lost kids, she dreams of one day becoming a detective. Late one bitterly cold winter night, she comes across the body of a young woman lying on the edge of a snow-covered field on the outskirts of town. The girl appears to have been strangled. Nicole recognizes the victim as a local high school student with a somewhat sullied reputation, the daughter of the town drunk. Though both under-qualified and unauthorized, Nicole feels compelled to throw herself into the murder investigation. Was the murdered girl really as promiscuous as her classmates described or the victim of bullying? What was her relationship with the star of the football team? And what is the significance of the ring with the large blue stone found near her body? Is Nicole Patterson herself heading for trouble by pretending to be a detective?