... the heat was less distressing to us than the drought . Everything was wilting , everything dying . A single little shower would have so much benefited our lives and our gardens . But we had had too much 42 The Road Past Altamont.
Author: Gabrielle Roy
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
First published in French in 1966, The Road Past Altamont pierces to the heart of a child's world, craeting a delicate, yet substantial network of impressions, emotions, and relationships. In her writing, Gabrielle Roy allowed "nothing extraneous or false to stand," according to the translator, Joyce Marshall. The literary style of Roy, whose fiction reflects her childhood on the Canadian prairie, has often been compared to that of Willa Cather.øThe Road Past Altamont takes a sensitive French-Canadian girl, Christine, from childhood innocence to maturity. Four connected stories reveal profound moments during her early years in the vastness of Manitoba. Christine's testament to Grandmother's creative power, her great adventure with an old gentleman at Lake Winnipeg and her clandestine one with a crude family of movers, her journey through time and space with aging Maman?all these characters and events convey Gabrielle Roy's preoccupation with childhood and old age, the passage of time and mystery of change, and the artist's relation to the world.
The Road Past Mandalay carries the narrative through to the end of the Second World War. Its purpose is to tell the story of how a professional officer of the old Indian Army reached some sort of maturity both as a soldier and a man.
Author: John Masters
Publisher: Hachette UK
The second part of the bestselling novelist's dramatic autobiography about his time in the Gurkhas during the second world war This is the second part of John Masters' autobiography: how he fought with his Gurkha regiment during World War II until his promotion to command one of the Chindit columns behind enemy lines in Burma. Written by a bestselling novelist at the height of his powers, it is an exceptionally moving story that culminates in him having to personally shoot a number of wounded British soldiers who cannot be evacuated before their position is overrun by the Japanese. It is an uncomfortable reminder that Churchill's obsession with 'special forces' squandered thousands of Allied lives in operations that owed more to public relations than strategic calculation. This military and moral odyssey is one of the greatest of World War II frontline memoirs.
It would take a few more trips and maybe the invention of decent SatNav before I found this ring road easy. ... Lisa spoke much better french than me, and whilst my french had improved since my last visit, it made things much easier, ...
Author: Andrew Gamwell
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
2nd Edition: Revised & Updated. My life is probably very similar to many and certainly most ordinary, yet the lure of what was outside the gate has always been strong... Like many, my youth included, broken bones, a nail through the hand, the odd black eye, tasting beer for the first time, and playing with mates in their attic, aspiring to be on ‘Opportunity Knocks’ (a talent show of the day)... From that audition tape to second-hand mohair suits, scooters, my further travels, and lots in-between these are the ‘Memories and Travels of a Small Town Boy’
Author: Christabel BielenbergPublish On: 2011-09-01
I turned up a farm track, which wound uphill away from the road, past piles of neatly stacked logs, across a field, hot and steaming in the morning sun, and I moved into the coolness and silence of the dark woods.
Author: Christabel Bielenberg
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The Past is Myself Christabel Bielenberg, a niece of Lord Northcliffe, married a German lawyer in 1934. She lived through the war in Germany, as a German citizen under the horrors of Nazi rule and Allied bombings. The Past is Myself is her story of that experience - and an unforgettable portrait of an evil time. Published in the USA as When I Was a German. The Road Ahead Following the extraordinary success of her wartime memoir, The Past is Myself, Christabel Bielenberg received thousands of letters from readers begging her to describe what happened next. In The Road Ahead she continues her story with the outbreak of peace - a time of struggle for reconciliation with, and the rebuilding of, a defeated nation. She also tells of life in her newly adopted country, Ireland, her involvement with the Peace Women of Northern Ireland, and with characteristic modesty and gratitude, looks back on a rich, full life.
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West pavement of Wong Nai Chung Road (shown here). ' East end of Bowen Road. ' Old Peak Road, near its junction with Tregunter Path. ' Hatton Road. ' East pavement of Pok Fu Lam Road. Hongkong Telegraph 3 January 1902 Hongkong Telegraph ...
Author: Solomon Bard
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Through excerpts from the earliest English language newspapers in Hong Kong, accompanied by Solomon Bard's insightful comments, Voices From the Past provides unique glimpses into Hong Kong's history. Illustrated with interesting photographs, chiefly from the Hong Kong Museum of History's photographic library, the pages bring Hong Kong's colonial past vividly to life. The newspaper excerpts, in chronological order, are faithful to the original text, reproducing its quaint prose and spelling and even occasional errors. Focusing mainly on Hong Kong, the excerpts also touch on Macao, mainland China and the rest of the world. They reflect the changes over the years in language, style of writing, even in humour. Of special interest are the public responses to the many inventions which today we take for granted, such as electric lighting, the motor car, or the first attempts at flying. Most importantly, they reveal the gradual changes in Hong Kong's colonial attitudes as these slowly adjust to the new contemporary values and social and political changes.
The Old Kanyaka Homestead (a short way north along the main road) is an 1851 sheep station. a Return to B83 north to Hawker, past the turnoff to the Yourambulla Caves. t Hawker SA; 5434 South of Hawker, the Yourambulla Caves (follow the ...
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
DK Eyewitness Back Roads Australia driving holiday guide will take you via scenic routes to discover charming villages, local restaurants and intimate places to stay. Unearth the real soul of this magical region with all the practical information you could need, from road conditions and length of drive to parking information and opening hours. Twenty-five themed drives, each lasting one to seven days, reveal breathtaking views, hidden gems and authentic local experiences that can only be discovered by road. Each tour is bursting with insider knowledge and loaded with ideas for varied activities from walks to days on the beach and children's attractions, to wine and cycling trips. Meanwhile, the most friendly, best-value hotels and guesthouses and charming restaurants specialising in regional produce have been selected by expert authors. The guide is full-colour throughout. Discover the unexpected on your driving holiday with DK Eyewitness Back Roads Australia. Now available in PDF format.
Author: Scotland. Court of SessionPublish On: 1876
Mr Brown asked Bruce the way to Edinbnrgh , and he pointed by the thrashing mill , saying that that was the road past the Colonel's house . ” Lower down he says— “ The conversation with Bruce was all the information I got about roads .
The hills on either hand attain nearly 1,000 feet , and an old lime - kiln adds to the somewhat stern appearance of the spot . ... To the left would take us , by a winding farm road , past Bonhill and Crosscombe , up to the road across ...