After Leaving The Village

Author: Helen Matthews
Publisher: Hashtag Press
ISBN: 9780995780699
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Genre: Fiction

Two women. Two villages. Different destinies. Odeta's life has shrunk to a daily round of drudgery, running her father's grocery store in a remote Albanian village. One day a stranger from Tirana walks into the shop and promises her a new career in London. Odeta's life is about to change, but not in the way she expected. Journalist Kate lives on a quiet London street and seems to have a perfect life but she worries about her son Ben, who struggles to make friends. Kate blames the internet and disconnects her family from the online world so they can get to know their neighbours. On a visit to her home village in Wales, Kate is forced to confront a secret from her past. But greater danger lies closer to home. Perhaps Kate's neighbours are not the friendly community they seem.

The Village Nurse s Happy Ever After

Author: Abigail Gordon
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1426885237
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Fiction

A fairy tale for the single mom For nurse Phoebe Howard, the fresh sea breeze of Bluebell Cove is exactly what the doctor ordered—she's finally found a place that she and adorable baby Marcus can call home. But she can't ignore the disturbing effect Harry Balfour, her gorgeous new boss, has on her! Enigmatic Harry soon realizes that Phoebe is a woman in a million, and that he wants the Howards in his life for good! If this village nurse can find the courage to say "I do" then all her dreams might just come true....

The Rough Guide to Andalucia

Author: Geoff Garvey
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 1843530686
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Travel

The Rough Guide to Andalucia is the essential handbook to one of Europe's most vibrant destinations. Features include: - Full-colour section introducing Adalucia's highlights. - Incisive reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and drink, in every price range. - Comprehensive coverage of the region's spectacular attractions, from the stunning White Town of La Ronda to the remarkable prehistoric site of Los Millares. - Insider tips on where to find the best beaches and hikes. Expert background on Andalucia's history, culture and wildlife. - Maps and plans for every area.

The Lost Village of Delta

Author: Mary J. Centro
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439636220
Release Date: 2008-03-12
Genre: Photography

Home to a community of hardworking farmers and mill workers, the village of Delta stood along the banks of the Mohawk River until it was evacuated by the state to raise the water in the Erie Canal. Before the flooding of the river, Delta was a small country village with the same postmaster for over 30 years and families farming the same land for generations. In order to raise the water, the state approved the construction of five reservoirs across New York. The town was evacuated soon after, and the land that generations of residents toiled over now sits at the bottom of Lake Delta.

Iron in the Soul

Author: Peter Loizos†
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9780857450678
Release Date: 2008-06-30
Genre: Social Science

In his vivid, lively account of how Greek Cypriot villagers coped with a thirty-year displacement, Peter Loïzos follows a group of people whom he encountered as prosperous farmers in 1968, yet found as disoriented refugees when revisiting in 1975. By providing a forty year in-depth perspective unusual in the social sciences, this study yields unconventional insights into the deeper meanings of displacement. It focuses on reconstruction of livelihoods, conservation of family, community, social capital, health (both physical and mental), religious and political perceptions. The author argues for a closer collaboration between anthropology and the life sciences, particularly medicine and social epidemiology, but suggests that qualitative life-history data have an important role to play in the understanding of how people cope with collective stress.

Beyond the Last Village

Author: Alan Rabinowitz
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597262736
Release Date: 2003-04-17
Genre: Nature

In 1993, Alan Rabinowitz, called "the Indiana Jones" of wildlife science by The New York Times, arrived for the first time in the country of Myanmar, known until 1989 as Burma, uncertain of what to expect. Working under the auspices of the Wildlife Conservation Society, his goal was to establish a wildlife research and conservation program and to survey the country's wildlife. He succeeded beyond all expectations, not only discovering a species of primitive deer completely new to science but also playing a vital role in the creation of Hkakabo Razi National Park, now one of Southeast Asia's largest protected areas.Beyond the Last Village takes the reader on a journey of exploration, danger, and discovery in this remote corner of the planet at the southeast edge of the Himalayas where tropical rain forest and snow-covered mountains meet. As we travel through this "lost world" -- a mysterious and forbidding region isolated by ancient geologic forces -- we meet the Rawang, a former slave group, the Taron, a solitary enclave of the world's only pygmies of Asian ancestry, and Myanmar Tibetans living in the furthest reaches of the mountains. We enter the territories of strange, majestic-looking beasts that few people have ever heard of and fewer have ever seen -- golden takin, red goral, blue sheep, black barking deer. The survival of these ancient species is now threatened, not by natural forces but by hunters with snares and crossbows, trading body parts for basic household necessities.The powerful landscape and unique people the author befriends help him come to grips with the traumas and difficulties of his past and emerge a man ready to embrace the world anew. Interwoven with his scientific expedition in Myanmar, and helping to inform his understanding of the people he met and the situations he encountered, is this more personal journey of discovery.

Ich bin Malala

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426424230
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte

The History of Japan

Author: Engelbert Kaempfer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0700702644
Release Date: 1995-01
Genre: Social Science

This is a facsimile edition of Kaempfer's classic work on Japanese history. Written in the 17th century, it was for a long time required reading for all students of Japanese studies. This English language edition, translated by J. G. Scheuchzer under royal patronage, was first published in 1906. It includes an account of Kaempfer's preliminary voyage from Batavia to Siam, and thence to Japan, together with a short description of the Kingdom of Siam.