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The Nightingale

By Sam Lee
  • Writer : Sam Lee
  • Isbn : 1473577411
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Category : Nature
  • Review Counts : 456
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-nightingale.pdf

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'Wondering and wonderful. The nature book of the year.' JOHN LEWIS-STEMPEL 'This lovely book is almost as thrilling as the bird's immortal song - balm for a troubled soul and a glimpse of paradise.' JOANNA LUMLEY ______________________________ Come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale. Every year, as darkness falls upon woodlands, the nightingale heralds the arrival of Spring. Throughout history, its sweet song has inspired musicians, writers and artists around the world, from Germany, France and Italy to Greece, Ukraine and Korea. Here, passionate conservationist, renowned musician and folk expert Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale. This book reveals in beautiful detail the bird's song, habitat, characteristics and migration patterns, as well as the environmental issues that threaten its livelihood. From Greek mythology to John Keats, to Persian poetry and 'A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square', Lee delves into the various ways we have celebrated the nightingale through traditions, folklore, music, literature, from ancient history to the present day. The Nightingale is a unique and lyrical portrait of a famed yet elusive songbird. ______________________________ 'Sam Lee has brought the poetic magic that has long enchanted so many of his musical fans into the written word. Allow yourself to glimpse the world Sam sees, to be part of his love affair with the nightingale, and you will no doubt be delighted.' LILY COLE 'A wonderful book.' STEPHEN MOSS 'A magical marriage of the lyrical and practical: a book that makes us want to seek out the nightingale and then reveals how we can.' TRISTAN GOOLEY

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn Code : 8726417944
  • Number of Pages : 10
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  • Pdf File: the-nightingale.pdf

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A long time ago, the Emperor of China lived in a magnificent palace made of fine china and surrounded by a splendid garden that was so big that even the gardener did not know it all. One day, the Emperor read a book that told him that most marvellous bird was the nightingale and so he asked his court to find him one because he wanted to hear it sing that very evening. But, where could one be found? Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, poet and artist. Celebrated for children’s literature, his most cherished fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Match Girl". His books have been translated into every living language, and today there is no child or adult that has not met Andersen's whimsical characters. His fairy tales have been adapted to stage and screen countless times, most notably by Disney with the animated films "The Little Mermaid" in 1989 and "Frozen", which is loosely based on "The Snow Queen", in 2013. Thanks to Andersen's contribution to children's literature, his birth date, April 2, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day.

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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn Code : 1725261774
  • Number of Pages : 46
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  • Publisher : Katrin Agency
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Isbn Code : 155458745X
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  • Isbn Code : 1446464326
  • Number of Pages : 640
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  • Pdf File: the-nightingale-sings.pdf

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  • Publisher : The Planet
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The famous Andersen tale of the nightingale illustrated by Edmund Dulac.

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  • Number of Pages : 304
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As the holidays draw near in Caerphilly, Mother volunteers to take part in in a big Christmas-themed decorator show house—each room of a temporarily untenanted house is decorated to the hilt by a different decorator for the public to tour. Of course, Mother insists that Meg pitch in with the organization, and she finds herself surrounded by flamboyant personalities with massive egos clashing and feeling their professional reputations are at stake. Then the rooms start to be sabotaged, and an unfortunate designer turns up dead—making Mother a prime suspect. Can Meg catch the real killer in time to save Mother the indignity of arrest? The brilliantly funny and talented Donna Andrews delivers another winner in the acclaimed avian-themed series that mystery readers have come to love. Cozies make excellent stocking-stuffers, and The Nightingale Before Christmas is guaranteed to put the "ho ho hos" into the holidays for the legions of fans hungry for another Christmas book featuring Meg Langslow. Donna has won many awards for this very popular series, and continues to come up with new hilarious adventures for her endearing heroine. The novel is full of superb screwball comedy as well as Donna's trademark crisp plotting, not to mention bushels of holiday cheer--it wouldn't be the most wonderful time of the year without it.

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By Hans Christian Andersen
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  • Isbn Code : 1910880426
  • Number of Pages :
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Two famous Andersen's tales illustrated by Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham and W. Heath Robinson.

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By Henry Williamson
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  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Isbn Code : 0571323499
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  • Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1409569454
  • Number of Pages : 48
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  • Publisher : Bold Strokes Books Inc
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Adella del Amanecer is from a noble family whose pride comes from dedication to the kingdom of Sarras. She works long hours as a diplomat and barely has time for her sisters, let alone romance, a fact that makes her nights feel longer than her days, especially when she thinks about the lovely bard on the corner. As an ex-spy for the Firellian Empire, Bridget Leir has fled from crises and corruption until settling in Sarras, where she can hide as a bard. When a chance meeting with a beautiful diplomat leads to romance, Bridget’s new life feels filled with promise, until Sarras investigates Firellian rumblings of war. If the truth comes out, the Sarrasians—and Adella—will never believe Bridget’s spying days are done, and worse—Adella will be accused of sleeping with the enemy. It’ll be the gallows for them both.

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn Code : 154345660X
  • Number of Pages : 28
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 479
  • Pdf File: the-voice-of-the-nightingale.pdf

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The Voice of the Nightingale is story of a compassionate young boy that tried to nurture a small nightingale back to health from a broken wing. On the way home from school with his mother, he found the nightingale on the roadside, hopping around with great pain. He took the bird home to his father, and then with the help from his parents, he healed the broken wing of the nightingale. Due to the act of kindness, warmth, and loving care toward the animal, he unexpectedly got paid back with five feathers from the nightingale. And those feathers turned into gold bars with the weight of five pounds each. With todays gold price, that was enough to pay for his college. And with proper investment mechanism, he will do just fine in the years to come.

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By Oscar Wilde,P. Craig Russell
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  • Publisher : NBM Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1561638048
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 150
  • Pdf File: fairy-tales-of-oscar-wilde.pdf

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The next volume in the prize-winning and greatly acclaimed complete adaptations of Wilde’s tales presents “The Devoted Friend” on what constitutes real friendship, and “The Nightingale and the Rose” a stirring story of sacrifice to love with a cruel twist. A signed and limited edition.

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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn Code : 0425284697
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: before-we-were-yours.pdf

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THE BLOCKBUSTER HIT—Over two million copies sold! A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller Look for Lisa Wingate’s powerful new historical novel, The Book of Lost Friends, available now! “Poignant, engrossing.”—People • “Lisa Wingate takes an almost unthinkable chapter in our nation’s history and weaves a tale of enduring power.”—Paula McLain Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize the dark truth. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together in a world of danger and uncertainty. Aiken, South Carolina, present day. Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career as a federal prosecutor, a handsome fiancé, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family’s long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption. Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals—in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country—Lisa Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong. Publishers Weekly’s #3 Longest-Running Bestseller of 2017 • Winner of the Southern Book Prize • If All Arkansas Read the Same Book Selection This edition includes a new essay by the author about shantyboat life.

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

By Lucy Strange
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn Code : 1338157493
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 886
  • Pdf File: the-secret-of-nightingale-wood.pdf

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1919. Mama is ill. Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henrietta and the things she sees--or thinks she sees--in the shadows of their new home, Hope House. All alone, with only stories for company, Henry discovers that Hope House is full of strange secrets: a forgotten attic, ghostly figures, mysterious firelight that flickers in the trees beyond the garden. One night she ventures into the darkness of Nightingale Wood. What she finds there will change her whole world...

On Mystic Lake

By Kristin Hannah
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn Code : 0307416313
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 160
  • Pdf File: on-mystic-lake.pdf

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A poignant and tender story of love, loss, passion, and the fragile threads that bind families together from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale “A beautifully simple, deeply compassionate story.”—Diana Gabaldon Annie Colwater's only child has just left home for school abroad. On that same day, her husband of twenty years confesses that he's in love with a younger woman. Alone in the house that is no longer a home, Annie comes to the painful realization that for years she has been slowly disappearing. Lonely and afraid, she retreats to Mystic, the small Washington town where she grew up, hoping that there she can reclaim the woman she once was—the woman she is now desperate to become again. In Mystic, she is reunited with her first love, Nick Delacroix, a recent widower unable to cope with his grieving, too-silent six-year-old daughter, Izzie. Together, the three of them begin to heal, and, at last, Annie learns that she can love without losing herself. But just when she has found a second chance at happiness, her life is turned upside down again, and Annie must make a choice no woman should have to make. . . . Praise for On Mystic Lake “Marvelous . . . a touching love story . . . You know a book is a winner when you devour it in one evening and hope there’s a sequel. . . . This page-turner has enough twists and turns to keep the reader up until the wee hours of the morning.”—USA Today “Superb . . . I’ll heartily recommend On Mystic Lake to any woman . . . who demands that a story leave her in a satisfied glow.”—The Washington Post Book World “A luminescent story . . . Kristin Hannah touches the deepest, most tender corners of our hearts.”—Tami Hoag “Excellent . . . On Mystic Lake is an emotional experience you won’t soon forget.”—Rocky Mountain News “Propels readers forward to the final chapter.”—The Seattle Times

The Kristin Hannah Collection: Volume 1

By Kristin Hannah
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Isbn Code : 1466883022
  • Number of Pages : 1312
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 161
  • Pdf File: the-kristin-hannah-collection.pdf

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Available for the first time in this stunning electronic edition, THE KRISTIN HANNAH COLLECTION: VOLUME 1 is sure to delight the beloved, blockbuster bestselling author's legions of fans. Includes: FIREFLY LANE To the people around them they were known as KateandTully or the Firefly Lane Girls. A single, inseparable unit. Best friends forever. On the surface they were as opposite as two people could be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret home life that is destroying her. Yet they are best friends who swear they'll be there for each other, and for thirty years that promise holds strong—until events and choices in their lives make that promise impossible. More than a coming-of-age novel, this is the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It's about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you—and knows what has the power to hurt you and heal you. FLY AWAY Kristin Hannah returns to the world of the unforgettable characters from FIREFLY LANE and asks the question: How do you hold yourself together when your world has fallen apart? This is the story of three women who have lost their way and need each other—plus a miracle—to transform their lives. An emotionally complex, heartwrenching novel about love, family, motherhood, loss, and redemption, it reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness. Told with her trademark visceral storytelling and illuminating prose, Kristin Hannah reveals why she is one of the most beloved writers of our day. TRUE COLORS The Grey sisters had only each other when their mother died years ago. Their stern, unyielding father gave them almost no attention. Winona, the oldest, needs her father's approval most of all. An overweight dreamer, she never felt at home on the sprawling horse ranch that had been in her family for three generations. Aurora, the middle, is the peacemaker. Vivi Ann, the youngest, is the undisputed star of the family. Everything comes easily to Vivi Ann, her father's love most of all. But when Vivi Ann makes a fateful decision to follow her heart, rather than take the route of a dutiful daughter, events are set in motion that will test the love and loyalties of the Grey sisters. They will be pitted against each other in ways none could have imagined. Secrets will be revealed, and a terrible, shocking crime will shatter both the family and their beloved town. With breathtaking pace and penetrating insight, Kristin Hannah's has written a novel that's about sisters, vengeance, jealousy, betrayal—and ultimately, what it truly means to be a family.

Country and Landscape in S.T. Coleridge's Poem “The Nightingale”

By Nicole Eismann
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn Code : 3668182868
  • Number of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 624
  • Pdf File: country-and-landscape-in-s-t-coleridge-s-poem-the-nightingale.pdf

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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.3, University of Bonn (Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie), course: Country and City in 19th Century Literature, language: English, abstract: In this paper, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem “The Nightingale” will be discussed in terms of its not so common structure and its textual aspects, with a special focus on the depiction of landscape and the role of the nightingale as the poem's leitmotiv. The latter part also includes a detailed discussion of all humans that are directly or indirectly involved, and their different relationship with nature. In the end it will be demonstrated, in how far a specific language use supports the writer's intention and the image of nature and countryside which is offered throughout the poem. After its first publication in Coleridge's and Wordsworth's mutual work Lyrical Ballads in 1798, “The Nightingale: A Conversation Poem” has been a highly polarising poem among critics. While many reviewers criticise first of all the structure of the poem, George Watson called it “one of the most considerable of Coleridge's poems”. It belongs to the group of conversation poems, which has not been given its name by the author but later, in the 20th century, by critics, who grouped eight of Coleridge's poems together and used the subtitle of “The Nightingale” as an overall description of the group. Conversation poems are built up like conversations between the speaker and one or more explicitly named addressees inside the poem. In most of the poems, Coleridge's wife Sara Fricker or/and their son Hartley are addressed directly. “The Nightingale” marks the only exception since the conversation in this poem happens between Coleridge and his friends, William and Dorothy Wordsworth. All conversation poems share the common topics of men's relationship with nature, explicit experiences with nature itself and God's appearance in nature. Furthermore, they are written in blank verse and share a tripartite structure – either in form of a 3-time-structure or as a semantic division, also a combination of both is possible, e.g. in “Frost at Midnight”.

The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep

By Steven Heighton
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 0735232571
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 528
  • Pdf File: the-nightingale-won-t-let-you-sleep.pdf

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From internationally acclaimed and Governor General’s Award-winning author Steven Heighton comes a passionate novel of buried secrets, the repercussions of war and finding love among the ruins Elias Trifannis is desperate to belong somewhere. To make his dying ex-cop father happy, he joins the military—but in Afghanistan, by the time he realizes his last-minute bid for connection was a terrible mistake, it’s too late and a tragedy has occurred. In the aftermath, exhausted by nightmares, Elias is sent to Cyprus to recover, where he attempts to find comfort in the arms of Eylül, a beautiful Turkish journalist. But the lovers’ reprieve ends in a moment of shocking brutality that drives Elias into Varosha, once a popular Greek-Cypriot resort town, abandoned since the Turkish invasion of 1974. Hidden in the lush, overgrown ruins is a community of exiles and refugees living resourcefully but comfortably. Thanks to the cheerfully corrupt Colonel Kaya, who turns a blind eye, they live under the radar of the Turkish authorities. As he begins to heal, Elias finds himself drawn to the enigmatic and secretive Kaiti while he learns at last to “simply belong.” But just when it seems he has found sanctuary, events he himself set in motion have already begun to endanger it.

The Nightingale Who Couldn't Sing

By Angie Featherstone
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  • Publisher : Epigram Books
  • Isbn Code : 9810754930
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 221
  • Pdf File: the-nightingale-who-couldn-t-sing.pdf

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No matter how hard Holly tries, she just can’t seem to sing—and her brothers and sisters make fun of her. So she runs away from her family. It is only when her mother finds her that Holly learns that there is something more important than being able to sing well. “Cute round birds, and a message of self-acceptance and mum's love make this a winner.” —Clara Chow, My Paper

The Little Brown Hen Hears the Song of the Nightingale & The Golden Harvest

By Jasmine Stone Van Dresser
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn Code : 1465552960
  • Number of Pages : 29
  • Category :
  • Reviews : 547
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The Nightingale's Song

By Andrea Torrey Balsara
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Isbn Code : 1525558315
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 775
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"Last night I had a dream That my skin was brown, like mahogany. My outside had changed, but my inside was ME, And a nightingale sang from the nearby tree..." Throughout one magical night, a child dreams of a world in which diversity is celebrated, and the beauty of every child cherished. "Brothers and sisters we shall be, Stars of one sky, leaves of one tree..."