Author: Alison Littlewood
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Cass und ihr Sohn Ben ziehen nach Darnshaw: ein ruhiges und abgelegenes Städtchen. Die Bewohner nehmen sie freundlich auf, doch schon bald erweist sich ihre Herzlichkeit als trügerisch. Immer stärker drängen sie in Cass' und Bens Leben, ziehen den Jungen immer mehr in ihre Fänge. Als der Wintereinbruch Darnshaw von der Außenwelt komplett abschneidet, geht das Grauen erst richtig los. Cass erkennt, dass Ben in großer Gefahr ist und die Bewohner einen schrecklichen Plan verfolgen. "Ein starkes Debüt! Einige Bilder begegneten mir in meinen Albträumen wieder" TTA Press.
Twenty Stories of Elves from Icelandic Folklore
Publisher: Little Books Publishing
Icelandic folklore is rife with tales of elves and hidden people that inhabited hills and rocks in the landscape. But what do those elf stories really tell us about the Iceland of old and the people who lived there? In this book, author Alda Sigmundsdóttir presents twenty translated elf stories from Icelandic folklore, along with fascinating notes on the context from which they sprung.The international media has had a particular infatuation with the Icelanders' elf belief, generally using it to propagate some kind of "kooky Icelanders" myth. Yet Iceland's elf folklore, at its core, reflects the plight of a nation living in abject poverty on the edge of the inhabitable world, and its people's heroic efforts to survive, physically, emotionally and spiritually. That is what the stories of the elves, or hidden people, are really about.In a country that was, at times, virtually uninhabitable, where poverty was endemic and death and grief a part of daily life, the Icelanders nurtured a belief in a world that existed parallel to their own. This was the world of the hidden people, which more often than not was a projection of the most fervent dreams and desires of the human population. The hidden people lived inside hillocks, cliffs or boulders, very close to the abodes of the humans. Their homes were furnished with fine, sumptuous objects. Their clothes were luxurious, their adornments beautiful. Their livestock was better and fatter, their sheep yielded more wool than regular sheep, their crops were more bounteous. They even had supernatural powers: they could make themselves visible or invisible at will, and they could see the future. To the Icelanders, stories of elves and hidden people are an integral part of the cultural and psychological fabric of their nation. They are a part of their identity, a reflection of the struggles, hopes, resilience and endurance of their people. All this and more is the subject of this book.
Author: Paul H. Deal
Lems, small furry people, live in secret passages within the buildings of the much larger zooks. Zooks hunt, poison, and trap their small neighbors, unaware of their true nature. Then the lem leader, Old Gray, announces, "The time has come," and the lems leave their warrens and begin a prophesied journey to the Portal where the Chosen are destined to go to a mysterious placed called Tomorrow. Zooks learn of the exodus, and frightened by the danger the lems pose to long-term zook security, begin an all out campaign to destroy them before any escape. Trez, thirteen years old and Chosen, flees with his mother and sister from the only home they have ever known. Racing against time, he and his family cross deserts, forests, and mountains, living on what they can find or steal from their zook enemies. Along the way, they dodge the zooks, their fierce deggs and kaats, and the most awesome danger of all: zook hunter-killer robots. Driven by faith as much as reason, they risk all to fulfill a prophecy they scarcely comprehend in search of a future beyond their imagination.
Author: Alison Littlewood
Publisher: Hachette UK
A chilling Gothic mystery from the bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season, perfect for fans of Susan Hill, The Coffin Path and The Silent Companions - where superstition and myth bleed into real life with tragic consequences. 'The twist is brilliant' Daily Mail 'Intriguing and unsettling' Sunday Express Pretty Lizzie Higgs is gone, burned to death on her own hearth - but was she really a changeling, as her husband insists? Albie Mirralls met his cousin only once, in 1851, within the grand glass arches of the Crystal Palace, but unable to countenance the rumours that surround her murder, he leaves his young wife in London and travels to Halfoak, a village steeped in superstition. Albie begins to look into Lizzie's death, but in this place where the old tales hold sway and the 'Hidden People' supposedly roam, answers are slippery and further tragedy is just a step away . . . 'A skilful blend of the supernatural and the psychological . . . If you enjoyed Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke and the Woman in Black by Susan Hill, this is one for you' Mature Times
Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom
Author: Ralph Hassig,Kongdan Oh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
This unique book, now fully updated, provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of life in North Korea today. Drawing on decades of experience, noted experts Ralph Hassig and Kongdan Oh explore a world few outsiders can imagine. In vivid detail, the authors describe how the secretive and authoritarian government of Kim Jong-un shapes every aspect of its citizens' lives, how the command socialist economy has utterly failed, and how ordinary individuals struggle to survive through small-scale capitalism. Weighing the very limited individual rights allowed, the authors illustrate how the political class system and the legal system serve solely as tools of the regime. The key to understanding how the North Korean people live, the authors argue, is to realize that their only allowed role is to support Kim Jong-un, whose grandfather founded the country in the late 1940s. Still a cypher, Kim Jong-un, as did his father before him, controls his people by keeping them isolated and banning most foreigners. North Koreans remain hungry and oppressed, yet the outside world is slowly filtering in, and the book concludes by urging the United States to flood North Korea with information so that its people can make decisions based on truth rather than their dictator's ubiquitous propaganda.
Farmworkers in Texas
Author: Linda B. Team
Category: Foreign workers, Mexican
Author: Kit Fennessy
Welcome to the secret world of Ísland's Huldufólk.What happens when a university researcher from the planet's most populous island, New York, visits one of the world's smallest?Gates open between parallel worlds, the huldufólk travel the earth and change into animals, Vikings fight trolls, massive explosions are set off, and she gets kidnapped by those that no ordinary mortal can see - that's what!Hillary Maynard-Keynes gets more than she bargained for when she travels to Iceland for a PhD into the Hidden People. Will her true love, Thor Thorson, escape the clutches of the hidden people and return to his old life? Will she? The countdown to Midsummer's Day is on.This action packed adventure is a tour de force by Melbourne's second funniest novelist, Kit Fennessy, who is back and better than ever - delivering the goods in an un-put-downable escape hatch into the world of the Hidden People."An enchanting, quirky little book, packed with sweetness and humour and poignancy. Dare I compare thee to Roald Dahl?"~ Kerrie Window, Dymocks bookstores
Netflix Original Series
Author: Luke Pearson,Stephen Davies
Publisher: Nobrow Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Introducing the novel based on the Netflix animated series, Hilda, coming to screens in fall 2018. Meet Hilda: explorer, adventurer, avid sketchbook-keeper and friend to almost every creature in the valley! Join our beloved heroine as she encounters her very first troll, negotiates peace with some very persnickety elves, and reunites two lovelorn ancient giants. Fantastic creatures and daring adventures are all just part of another average day for Hilda, but what will she do if she is forced to move to Trolberg city, far away from her beloved valley home? Dive into the adventure with this illustrated chapter book, based on the first two episodes of the show.
The Hidden People
Author: Rick Moles
Spelons is a fast paced novel including murder, romance, mystery, and some science fiction. This is a story about a community of people that live in caves in Middle Tennessee. They are only ten inches tall, yet live a happy existance in their subterranean community. One day, while walking through the woods, Sebastian, their leader, finds Steve Mason, a normal size man, lying in a pool of blood near death. He has been shot by an unknown assailant. Sebastian asks Steve if he wants to live, and Steve, although puzzled by the man''s size, answers yes. Sebastian then gives him something to drink from a folded leaf. After drinking the green thick liquid, the pain begins and the story begins to unfold. Find out how Sebastian and the Spelons help Steve discover who tried to kill him and why.
Author: Sophie Masson
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Thomas finds a dwarf on his doorstep who tells him he is a Rymer, a person who can travel between the human world and the fantastical Hidden World, and that he must help defeat the Uncouthers who plan to take over that world.
Author: Jacqueline Simpson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
A translated selection devoted to supernatural beings, ghosts, and magic practices.
The Hidden People Who Drive Strategic Information Systems
Author: Stephen G. Dance
Category: Business & Economics
Infopreneurs looks beyond and beneath the hyperbole that currently surrounds Information Technology. Analysing many case studies, the book establishes that none of the more widely publicised methods have managed to create one strategically significant system. The true key lies within people with unique skills and knowledge who can bring IT and business together. Infopreneurs shows managers how to find these individuals in their organisation and how to facilitate their efforts and deploy their unique skills.
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist
The Story of a Search for Incan Treasure
Author: Leo Edward Miller
Category: Adventure stories
How to get them to tell you the truth
Author: Neil McPhee,Roger Terry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
There is growing interest in the use of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) as a Qualitative Market Research technique. NLP was previously used in psychology to understand how people think and react, and as a tool in self-development, interpersonal skills and business, looking at how our brains think and experience the world. Qualitative Market research experts now see that using NLP can help the researchers understand the human brain and, armed with this power, they can find out the truth from interviewees. The Hidden Art of Interviewing People shows how, by using NLP and related techniques in interviews, the market researcher can see beyond the obvious to the truth.
Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia
Author: Michael Booth
Publisher: Random House
The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with an animal. Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic and hygge that has engulfed the rest of the world. He leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades. 'The next Bill Bryson.’ New York Times Winner of the Best Narrative Travel Book Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers
Author: Kate Mosse
Publisher: Droemer eBook
Als die junge Meredith auf der Suche nach ihren Wurzeln durch Paris streift, stößt sie auf ein seltenes und unvollständiges Set Tarotkarten aus vergangener Zeit. Die geheimnisvollen Abbildungen schlagen sie sofort in ihren Bann, denn eine Figur trägt unverkennbar Merediths Gesichtszüge. Was die junge Frau nicht weiß: Die Karten erzählen von einem schrecklichen Unglück in ihrer Familie – und es scheint, als habe sie die alten Geister wieder geweckt ...