The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas

The Twelve Strange Days of Christmas

Some of these stories appeared in the ebook The Strange Casebook, 2018.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786076816

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Stop Press: 'Death Becomes Her' was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Short Story Daggers. Nothing says Christmas more than a good old fashioned ghost story on a dark winter's night, so sit back and enjoy a little pinch of Yuletide mayhem. These extraordinary tales, one for each day of Christmas, explore the odd, the peculiar and the downright chilling, from a Strange encounter with an Icelandic Shaman, to a psychic policewoman, lively winged beasts and warnings from the recently departed. Some of these stories appeared in the ebook The Strange Casebook, 2018.
Categories: Fiction

Strange Tricks

Strange Tricks

Secretly Rosie Strange has always thought herself a little bit more interesting than most people – the legacy her family has bequeathed her is definitely so, she’s long believed.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Point Blank

ISBN: 1786075482

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 399

Secretly Rosie Strange has always thought herself a little bit more interesting than most people – the legacy her family has bequeathed her is definitely so, she’s long believed. But then life takes a peculiar turn when the Strange legacy turns out not just to be the Essex Witch Museum, but perhaps some otherworldly gifts that Rosie finds difficult to fathom. Meanwhile Sam Stone, Rosie’s curator, is oddly distracted as breadcrumb clues into what happened to his missing younger brother and other abducted boys from the past are poised to lead him and Rosie deep into a dark wood where there lurks something far scarier than Hansel and Gretel’s witch…
Categories: Fiction

Strange Tombs An Essex Witch Museum Mystery

Strange Tombs   An Essex Witch Museum Mystery

The fourth instalment in Syd Moore's spooktacular witch detective series Halloween in Essex and the Mystery and Suspense creative writing course at old Ratchette Hall is off to a satisfyingly creepy start.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786074492

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 795

The fourth instalment in Syd Moore's spooktacular witch detective series Halloween in Essex and the Mystery and Suspense creative writing course at old Ratchette Hall is off to a satisfyingly creepy start. But things take a turn for the worse when the course administrator is discovered dead, clutching a marble finger to his chest. For why would anyone, undead or alive, want to kill mild-mannered Graham? Luckily Rosie Strange and Sam Stone are on the case. Soon, however, they are digging up more questions than answers: who are the unearthly howls emanating from neighbouring Witch Wood every night? How has a stone crusader, on display in the church, managed to lose a finger? And, more sinister yet, why is one of the tombs missing a corpse?
Categories: Fiction

Strange Magic

Strange Magic

Finding herself and Sam embroiled in a most peculiar centuries-old mystery, Rosie is quickly expelled from her comfort zone, where to her horror, the secrets of the past come with their own real, and all too present, danger as a strange ...

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786070999

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 546

Rosie Strange doesn't believe in ghosts or witches or magic. No, not at all. It’s no surprise therefore when she inherits the ramshackle Essex Witch Museum, her first thought is to take the money and run. Still, the museum exerts a curious pull over Rosie. There’s the eccentric academic who bustles in to demand she help in a hunt for old bones, those of the notorious Ursula Cadence, a witch long since put to death. And there’s curator Sam Stone, a man about whom Rosie can’t decide if he’s tiresomely annoying or extremely captivating. It all adds up to looking like her plans to sell the museum might need to be delayed, just for a while. Finding herself and Sam embroiled in a most peculiar centuries-old mystery, Rosie is quickly expelled from her comfort zone, where to her horror, the secrets of the past come with their own real, and all too present, danger as a strange magic threatens to envelope them all.
Categories: Fiction

Strange Sight

Strange Sight

The La Fleur restaurant has a slew of unusual phenomena.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786072061

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 409

The La Fleur restaurant has a slew of unusual phenomena. Bonnet-clad apparitions pass through walls, blood leaks from ceilings and rats besiege the dining room. Experts from the Great Essex Witch Museum are called in to quell these strange sights. But before Rosie Strange and Sam Stone can do their thing events turn darker. For La Fleur’s chef has been strung up and slaughtered like a pig. More oddly, the only witness, the owner’s daughter Mary, swears blind a ghost did it. Rosie and Sam must find out what’s happening before Mary takes the fall. But intuitions and tip-offs lead them stumbling into the dark waters of the past, exposing secrets of a wider conspiracy, as well as secrets all Rosie’s own. With strange chills Rosie and Sam learn that seeing isn’t always believing, while thoughts of truth may be just as illusory.
Categories: Fiction

The Strange Casebook

The Strange Casebook

These stories focus on characters that interact with Rosie and Sam in the Essex Witch Museum series and take place across a number of different time frames.

Author: Syd Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781786075208

Category: Fiction

Page: 98

View: 375

Witches, ghosts and things that go bump in the night are never far from Adder’s Fork, where the world renowned Essex Witch Museum has its home. Enjoy these six short spooktacular stories, inspired by Rosie Strange and Sam Stone’s work at the museum…if you dare! These stories focus on characters that interact with Rosie and Sam in the Essex Witch Museum series and take place across a number of different time frames. Whether it be Rosie's old relatives, academic George Chin or the residents of Adders Fork - spooky incidents abound at every turn. These short stories are ebook only, but in 2019 six more stories will be added to form a paperback edition of twelve stories, titled Twelve Strange Days of Christmas.
Categories: Fiction

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas o many people, the lyrics of the song “The Twelve
Days of Christmas” seem strange beyond belief. The odd carol's words might
make one think it is a novelty song, in the vein of '"Grandma Got Run Over by a ...

Author: Ace Collins

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310873884

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 916

The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.
Categories: Religion

The Twelve Days of Christmas in California

The Twelve Days of Christmas in California

I got my first glimpse of a Joshua tree , with its weird , spiky arms pointing in every
direction . We also saw lots of little desert critters scurrying around . There were
geckos , iguanas , some snakes , and a very shy tarantula . Cali found a whole ...

Author: Laura Rader

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 140276247X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 313

Brad writes a letter home each of the twelve days he spends exploring the state of California at Christmastime, as his cousin Teri shows him everything from a little quail in a miniature redwood tree to twelve giant redwoods. Includes facts about California.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Strange Days Dangerous Nights

Strange Days  Dangerous Nights

125; murdered. 62-63, 75: Christmas shopping. ... 101: visit farm, 130-31:
molested, 163; find cross, 192 Children's Preventorium, patients, 116 Christmas,
shopping. 78; pageant ... 85 Fire trucks, accidents, 10 Fires, in buildings, 12:
stockyards.

Author: Larry Millett

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 9780873515047

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 425

Driven by the desire to fill newspaper pages with sensational images, press photographers shot everything, day and night: automobile accidents, fires, murders, all the cop news that fought for a hot spot on the Front Page. And they covered uncounted numbers of social affairs -- pictures called 'grip-and-grins' in the trade: school events, sports, celebrities, oddities both of nature and humanity. Veteran journalist and mystery writer Larry Millett has unearthed over 200 of the best photos from the archives of the St Paul Pioneer Press and the St Paul Dispatch for 'Strange Days, Dangerous Nights'. Included are the sensational stories behind the photos and biographies of some of the top press photographers of the day. An evocative look at another time, this is a visual history like no other, a feast for fans of photography and photojournalism, crime buffs, and urban historians -- and a testament to the craft of those photographers who documented their era one shot at a time.
Categories: History

Twelve Days of

Twelve Days of

You may have heard someone say that there are twelve days of Christmas. But
did you know that they refer to the days after Christmas and not the days leading
up to it? ... year, it was customary to believe people behave in strange and
passionate ways on Twelfth Night before the celebrations of Christmas come to
an end.

Author: iMinds

Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd

ISBN: 9781921798771

Category: Religion

Page: 1

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Learn about the Twelve Days of Christmas with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. For many, Christmas is not just a time of year but a whole period of festivities. You may have heard someone say that there are twelve days of Christmas. But did you know that they refer to the days after Christmas and not the days leading up to it? The first day of Christmas is 25 December. It is when the major Christmas celebrations take place and the birth of Jesus is officially celebrated. The day after Christmas is also a public holiday in many countries. In the UK, Australia, Canada and many other places it is known as Boxing Day.
Categories: Religion

The 12 Days of Christmas A Carol Catechism

The 12 Days of Christmas  A Carol Catechism

(Hebrews 11:36-38) St. Peter writes about suffering as a Christian: Dear friends,
do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something
strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings
of ...

Author: John L. Hoh, Jr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105250057

Category:

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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries

TWELVE O ' CLOCK BLUES ; W Lennoy Ruffin , m Betty McKay . 31 . ... TWELVE
STRANGE ; m Jimmy Bond ( James Bond ) & Billy Strange ( Wm . Strange )
Davon Music Co . ; 7 May64 ... THE 12 DAYS OF XMAS ; traditional English , arr .

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006357516

Category: Copyright

Page:

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Categories: Copyright

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes

The Seventh Swann: The heir-apparent to Lord Swann is missing.

Author: Roger Riccard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1901091651

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 292

View: 183

The Seventh Swann: The heir-apparent to Lord Swann is missing. Has he been kidnapped? Is he still alive? -- The Eighth Milkmaid: A young child has joined the staff at the home of Holmes' former professor. But who is she, really? -- The Ninth Ladyship at the Dance: Queen Victoria's daughter, Princess Beatrice, has come under threat by unknown forces. How will Homes protect her? -- The Tenth Lord Leaping: The Earl of Dunbar has been observed undergoing strange physical gyrations. What is his secret? -- The Eleven Pipe Problem: Mysterious thefts are happening all over Edinburgh. What, or who, do they have in common? -- The Twelfth Drumming: The clock strikes midnight. A shot rings out and Sir James is dead. There is no sign of an intruder nor murder weapon.
Categories: Detective and mystery stories

Folk Song Index

Folk Song Index

Author: Florence E. Brunnings

Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.

ISBN: UOM:49015002903707

Category: Chansons folkloriques - Bibliographie - Catalogues

Page: 357

View: 203

Categories: Chansons folkloriques - Bibliographie - Catalogues

The Battle for Christmas

The Battle for Christmas

Most Englishmen, Bourne claimed, chose to celebrate it well past the official
period of twelve days, right up to ... out two particularly dangerous seasonal
practices, mumming and (strange to modern readers) the singing of Christmas
carols.

Author: Stephen Nissenbaum

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307760227

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 594

Anyone who laments the excesses of Christmas might consider the Puritans of colonial Massachusetts: they simply outlawed the holiday. The Puritans had their reasons, since Christmas was once an occasion for drunkenness and riot, when poor "wassailers extorted food and drink from the well-to-do. In this intriguing and innovative work of social history, Stephen Nissenbaum rediscovers Christmas's carnival origins and shows how it was transformed, during the nineteenth century, into a festival of domesticity and consumerism. Drawing on a wealth of period documents and illustrations, Nissenbaum charts the invention of our current Yuletide traditions, from St. Nicholas to the Christmas tree and, perhaps most radically, the practice of giving gifts to children. Bursting with detail, filled with subversive readings of such seasonal classics as "A Visit from St. Nicholas” and A Christmas Carol, The Battle for Christmas captures the glorious strangeness of the past even as it helps us better understand our present.
Categories: History

The First Christmas and Other Bible Stories From the New Testament

The First Christmas and Other Bible Stories From the New Testament

Perhaps in those three strange days, when He was talking so earnestly with the
wise and learned men, Jesus felt for the first time His great power for doing good.
He listened to all the wise men said, turning their long words into simple ones in ...

Author: Enid Blyton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444932829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 268

A beautiful cloth-bound gift edition containing 16 of the best-known New Testament stories retold for children, by Enid Blyton, one of the world's best-loved storytellers. The perfect Christmas gift. 'Enid Blyton's retelling of Christ's own stories and the meaning of His time on Earth is full of love - Christ's love for us, our love for each other - and Enid's caring and timeless love for children everywhere' - from the introduction by Pam Rhodes. Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years. Find more retold religious stories in Noah's Ark and Other Bible Stories and The Land of Far Beyond. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five and the mischievous twins Pat and Isabel O'Sullivan from the much-loved boarding school series St Clare's. The stories in this collection previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. Illustrated in black and white, the collection contains the following stories, which are episodes in the life of Christ: The First Christmas, The Shepherds in the Night, The Three Wise Men, The Angel's Warning, The Little Boy Jesus, Twelve Years Old, The Twelve Disciples, The Nobleman's Son, The Loaves and the Fishes, The Good Samaritan, The Boy Who Left Home, The Last Supper, The Capture of Jesus, The Story of Easter, Jesus on the Cross, Jesus Rises Again
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Down under 12 Days of Christmas

The Down under 12 Days of Christmas

And are those crocodiles really a-snoozing? With surfing sharks, skiing snakes, dancing dingoes, leaping lizards and lots more, Michael Salmons Aussie characters come to life in pictures and verse. Welcome to Christmas down-under!

Author: Michael Salmon

Publisher: Ford Street Publishing

ISBN: 1921665599

Category: Animals

Page: 29

View: 246

Santa Claus has landed outback and is busily checking his list. The kangaroos are in charge of all the presents and his koala helpers are not being much help at all! And are those crocodiles really a-snoozing? With surfing sharks, skiing snakes, dancing dingoes, leaping lizards and lots more, Michael Salmons Aussie characters come to life in pictures and verse. Welcome to Christmas down-under!
Categories: Animals

Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

We are frightened ; ours has become a truly frightening homeland in the past 12
months . We are also poorer and ... What has to change between this Christmas
and the next , if we are to regain our natural boisterousness ? A great deal , of ...

Author: Shaun Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105070033225

Category: Apartheid

Page: 367

View: 498

Categories: Apartheid

The Twelve Dates of Christmas Dates 5 and 6

The Twelve Dates of Christmas  Dates 5 and 6

'I mean, it is Christmas. Here in England it's tradition to start every ... 'I'm
workingthe evening shift, but free as a bird all day.' 'Do you wanttodo something?
Hang out ... She had a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach. It was a little bit
horrible.

Author: Lisa Dickenson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751554687

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 231

The third part in this very funny six-part digital romantic comedy. Seth and Nick. Nick and Seth. Seth. Nick. Nick. Seth. Nick and Seth have never warmed to each other but they've always made the effort for Claudia's sake - and now they don't have to. So when, after a disastrous trip to Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland, Claudia is suddenly faced with the two men at the same time, in the same room, she honestly doesn't know what to do. She's not ready to face up to what happened on her date with Nick, but she's not that keen on seeing Seth either. Things are about to get very awkward . . . This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. It's a story about losing love, about finding love, and about discovering what's been there all along. Expect a whole heap of Christmas sparkle, butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in the next hilarious part of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
Categories: Fiction

I Wonder as I Wander

I Wonder as I Wander

I feel so small and weak and the forests are so great and so shocking, so dark
and so full of strange sounds. ... music evenings, and celebrations during all the
twelve days of Christmas.21 By Christmas, a happy and satisfied Jack Niles
seemed to be very much at home in Brasstown. It is evident that he meant to
settle there permanently, because the day after Christmas he went to inspect one
hundred ...

Author: Ron Pen

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813139814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 330

Louisville native John Jacob Niles (1892--1980) is considered to be one of our nation's most influential musicians. As a composer and balladeer, Niles drew inspiration from the deep well of traditional Appalachian and African American folk songs. At the age of sixteen Niles wrote one of his most enduring tunes, "Go 'Way from My Window," basing it on a song fragment from a black farm worker. This iconic song has been performed by folk artists ever since and may even have inspired the opening line of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe." In I Wonder as I Wander: The Life of John Jacob Niles, the first full-length biography of Niles, Ron Pen offers a rich portrait of the musician's character and career. Using Niles's own accounts from his journals, notebooks, and unpublished autobiography, Pen tracks his rise from farm boy to songwriter and folk collector extraordinaire. Niles was especially interested in documenting the voices of his fellow World War I soldiers, the people of Appalachia, and the spirituals of African Americans. In the 1920s he collaborated with noted photographer Doris Ulmann during trips to Appalachia, where he transcribed, adapted, and arranged traditional songs and ballads such as "Pretty Polly" and "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair." Niles's preservation and presentation of American folk songs earned him the title of "Dean of American Balladeers," and his theatrical use of the dulcimer is credited with contributing to the popularity of that instrument today. Niles's dedication to the folk music tradition lives on in generations of folk revival artists such as Jean Ritchie, Joan Baez, and Oscar Brand. I Wonder as I Wander explores the origins and influences of the American folk music resurgence of the 1950s and 1960s, and finally tells the story of a man at the forefront of that movement.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography