Monday, January 28, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Laid out like an encyclopedia, this book gives detailed information about the major gods, goddesses and places of Norse Mythology. The illustrations, which add greatly to the reader's understanding, come from a variety of sources and periods.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Read by Benjamin Soames. From the Creation of the Universe to Ragnarok - the preordained doom of the Gods - this volume's 12 stories are wonderfully read and accompanied by the music of Mahler, Grieg and Smetana. A great listening experience.
A well researched and well written history of sugar that explains how the taste for sweets literally changed the world. From slavery in the West Indies to indentured labour in Mauritiaus to deforestation and environmental degradation in Brazil and Florida sugar plantations have left their scars.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
When it was first published in 1928, this best known D. H. Lawerence novel was banned as obscene. Its explicit scenes and language and the breaking of social taboos were controversial when it was eventually published in full in 1960. Sir Clifford Chatterley returns from World War One a broken man, paralysed from the waist down. He has returned to his country seat, Wragby and a different world. Lady Constance Chatterley has an affair with their gamekeeper Oliver Mellors who has also been changed by his time abroad in the army.
Monday, January 07, 2013
Saturday, January 05, 2013
Callaway retells stories from the lives of the famous, infamous and average folk with humour and Christian insight. In these difficult economic times this book first published in 1998, has been re-released with new stories of encouragement and hope to help people find true richness in their relationships and their lives.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Teenage Matilda lives in Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea during a civil war in the 1990s. New Zealander, and sole white on the island, Mr Watts assumes the role of teacher and reads Great Expectations to Matilda and her classmates. Getting lost in Dicken's London and Pip's life experiences helps the youngsters to cope with the violence and depredation going on around them.