The Western Wind

The Western Wind

There was no way now of telling the dean about my part in Newman's death, and nobody else for me to confess it to, ... Would you send that western wind, to blow away the spirits and as a sign that Newman's soul has gone across and as a ...

Author: Samantha Harvey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473553590

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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**SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE 2019** 15th century Oakham, in Somerset; a tiny village cut off by a big river with no bridge. When a man is swept away by the river in the early hours of Shrove Saturday, an explanation has to be found: accident, suicide or murder? The village priest, John Reve, is privy to many secrets in his role as confessor. But will he be able to unravel what happened to the victim, Thomas Newman, the wealthiest, most capable and industrious man in the village? And what will happen if he can’t? Moving back in time towards the moment of Thomas Newman’s death, the story is related by Reve – an extraordinary creation, a patient shepherd to his wayward flock, and a man with secrets of his own to keep. Through his eyes, and his indelible voice, Harvey creates a medieval world entirely tangible in its immediacy.
Categories: Fiction

Gone with the Western Wind

Gone with the Western Wind

“It is a rich tale, captivating and authentic,” wrote Kit McLane in his Prologue to the book, . Gone With the Western Wind This remarkable book, set in the American West, shows how the ebb and flow of human events large and small, ...

Author: Charles Oswald

Publisher: High C Ranch Publications

ISBN: 9780965815604

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

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This earthy and violent saga of high adventure in the American West features colorful western characters who live in times far removed, and in a place at civilization's very edge, alongside such legends of the American West as Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill Cody, Chief Sitting Bull, General Custer, and Crazy Horse.
Categories: Fiction

Mistress of the Western Wind

Mistress of the Western Wind

Jessica Richards. , . I ~'§=Chapter Two DAVID CREIGHTON LEFT THE NEXT MORNING for New.

Author: Jessica Richards





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Queen of Kings

Queen of Kings

Though they were angry with him for inciting the rage of the Western Wind, they were angrier still at the wind, for drying their wells and for stealing a rightful bride from one of their own.” Augustus thrashed in his sleep as the ...

Author: Maria Dahvana Headley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101525722

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In this stunningly original debut, go beyond the legend of Queen Cleopatra and discover a passion steeped in the bloodlust of vampires… The year is 30 BC. A messenger delivers word to Queen Cleopatra that her beloved husband, Antony, has died at his own hand. Desperate to save her kingdom, Cleopatra strikes a mortal bargain in exchange for Antony’s soul, transforming her into an immortal—a vampire with superhuman strength and an insatiable hunger for blood. Leaving a trail of fiery retribution, Cleopatra journeys from the tombs of Egypt to the ancient underworld in order to meet her husband again. But to resurrect him, Cleopatra will need to challenge mythical beings with power beyond comprehension—risking the fate of both this world and the next for a love that will not die…
Categories: Fiction

Global Climatology and Ecodynamics

Global Climatology and Ecodynamics

Finally, the occurrence of maximum western wind speeds above the southeastern part of western Siberia, traced throughout the entire thickness of the atmospheric boundary layer, is connected with the so-called angular eect (Khromov and ...

Author: Arthur Philip Cracknell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540782094

Category: Science

Page: 518

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The exclusive role of natural ecosystems is a key factor in the maintenance of the biospheric equilibrium. The current global crisis is largely caused by their dramatic decline by 43% in the past hundred years. Ignoring the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the biosphere could lead humanity to an ecological catastrophe. This book presents the ecological, demographic, economic and socio-psychological manifestations of the global crisis and outlines the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the biosphere. The authors are eminently qualified to write about the problems associated with the global crisis and consider the causes behind humanity's conflict with its environment. V. Danilov-Danilian, Associate of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russia's former Minister of the Environment, and K. Losev, professor at Moscow State university, are leading Russian ecologists and I. Reyf is a journalist who specializes in ecology and global development. Dr. Danilov-Danilian works on the economics of nature management, economic and mathematical model building, sustainable development theory and ecology. Dr Losev is the chief researcher and head of the division of the VINITI. All the authors have published numerous papers, articles and books on such subjects as glaciology, hydrology, environment studies, global change and sustainable development.
Categories: Science

Early English Composers and the Credo

Early English Composers and the Credo

14 Western Wind Mass Paul Doe contends that the three men who composed the three Western Wind Mass settings—John Taverner, John Sheppard, and Christopher Tye—must have known each other sometime between 1526 and 1543.15 However, ...

Author: Wendy J Porter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000564082

Category: Music

Page: 312

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This book develops an innovative approach for understanding the relationship between music and words in the works of five major composers of the English Renaissance: John Taverner, Christopher Tye, John Sheppard, Thomas Tallis, and William Byrd. Focusing on these composers’ settings of the Latin Credo, the author shows how musical and linguistic emphasis can be used to understand the composers’ theological interpretations of the text. By combining markedness theory with style analysis, this study demonstrates that the composers used their musical skills not only to create beautiful music, but to raise certain elements of the text to the foreground of perception and relegate others to supporting roles, inviting listeners to experience the familiar words of the liturgy in unique ways. Providing new insights into the changing musical and religious world of the sixteenth century, this book is relevant to anyone researching music or religion in early modern England, while offering a flexible and widely adaptable tool for the analysis of musical-textual relationships.
Categories: Music

The Philosophy of Storms

The Philosophy of Storms

side than on the west . For if the storm had moved towards the east with the same velocity as the west wind , it is manifest that none of the wind on the western side of the central line would have ascended , and if the storm moved with ...

Author: James Pollard Espy


ISBN: BL:A0020352395

Category: Storms

Page: 616

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Categories: Storms

The Song of the Distant Dove

The Song of the Distant Dove

The western wind that blows the poet toward the Holy Land resembles the zephyr in Western literature, the breeze that wafts over the locus amoenus and brings to the poet the scent of his beloved. In Arabic literature, this role is ...

Author: Raymond P. Scheindlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198043058

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Judah Halevi (ca. 1075-1141) is the best known and most beloved of medieval Hebrew poets, partly because of his passionate poems of longing for the Land of Israel and partly because of the legend of his death as a martyr while reciting his Ode to Zion at the gates of Jerusalem. He was also one of the premier theologians of medieval Judaism, having written a treatise on the meaning of Judaism that is still studied and venerated by traditional Jews. As a member of the wealthy Jewish elite of medieval Spain, Halevi enjoyed the material pleasures available to the upper classes. Alongside his sacred poetry, he wrote verses about youthful romance, wine songs, and odes to his friends. In midlife, Halevi turned more seriously to religion, eventually abandoning his family and community with hopes of ending his life as a pilgrim in the land of Israel. Miraculously, a number of letters in Arabic were discovered about fifty years ago, some written by Halevi, some written to Halevi, and yet others written about Halevi by his friends in Egypt. These letters preserve a vivid record of Halevi's travels as a pilgrim and of the last months of his life. Raymond Scheindlin has written the first book-length treatment of Halevi's pilgrimage in any language. He tells the story of Halevi's journey through selections from these revealing sources and explores its meaning through discussions of his stirring poetry, presented here in new verse translations with full commentary. In Hebrew verse of unparalleled beauty, Halevi salutes the Holy Land; he argues with friends about his intentions; he sets out his fantasy of crossing the ocean, of walking the hills and valleys of the Land of Israel, and of dying and mingling his bones with its soil and stones. He even confides his secret fears and uncertainties, his longing for his family, and his fear of death at sea. With his consummate skill as a translator of Hebrew poetry and his mastery of Judeo-Arabic culture, Scheindlin provides fresh insights into the literary, religious, and historical facets of Halevi's captivating poetry and fateful journey.
Categories: Religion

Hell To Pay

Hell To Pay

Accordingly, on February 21, 2001, the U.S. Coast Guard intercepted the Western Wind and arrested the crew. Found hidden in a secret compartment was 2.5 tons of pure cocaine valued at $250 million. The incredible outcome of the story ...

Author: Neal Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470964002

Category: Social Science

Page: 167

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The fact that Michael Plante was a trusted associate of the East End Hells Angels certainly caught the attention of police, who had been trying for years to find someone to infiltrate the gang. The police alleged that East End Hells Angels were well known in the criminal underworld for controlling the cocaine trade at a wholesale level, using violence to persuade potential competition to stay away. In recent years the bikers had expanded into the production and distribution of synthetic drugs as ecstasy and methamphetamine, know on the street as crystal meth, as well as moving into internet porn and online gambling, police claimed. Plante was taken to an interview room where he was visited by two Mounties, who would eventually become his police handlers. … One of the officers told him that, based on the witness statement relating to his extortion charges, he was looking at doing prison time. But Plante was told that if he was interested in cooperating, the police would make the charges go away. Plante told the cop he was interested but hesitant, knowing that people who cooperate with the police in Hells Angels investigations usually end up dead. … The only good rat is a dead rat, he had been told repeatedly.
Categories: Social Science