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Telling Tales
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"To be brought up in Leeds in the forties was to learn early on the quite useful lesson that life is generally something that happens elsewhere." In this delightful collection of reminiscences Alan Bennett recalls his early years in a sequence of tales that are funny, touching and written in his unique style.Born in Leeds in 1934, he realises from a young age that his family is not like other families. When war breaks out in 1939, the Bennett family is on a tram heading down Tong Road as Neville Chamberlain addresses the nation. 'So, not quite partaking in the national mood and, as ever, unbrushed by the wings of history.'The precocious Alan yearns to see the places and lead the life he reads about in books, but not even the war provides the excitement he longs for. This is an ordinary childhood - hiking in the Dales on Sundays, trips into town with Mam - recalled with wry observation and ironic understatement, which is by turns moving and hilarious.These beautifully rendered snapshots, which include poignant portraits of his parents, confirm Bennett at the forefront of contemporary writing. Presented here as a new edition, Telling Tales will delight Bennett fans and enchant a new generation of readers.

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Telling Tales
19,72 € *
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"To be brought up in Leeds in the forties was to learn early on the quite useful lesson that life is generally something that happens elsewhere." In this delightful collection of reminiscences Alan Bennett recalls his early years in a sequence of tales that are funny, touching and written in his unique style.Born in Leeds in 1934, he realises from a young age that his family is not like other families. When war breaks out in 1939, the Bennett family is on a tram heading down Tong Road as Neville Chamberlain addresses the nation. 'So, not quite partaking in the national mood and, as ever, unbrushed by the wings of history.'The precocious Alan yearns to see the places and lead the life he reads about in books, but not even the war provides the excitement he longs for. This is an ordinary childhood - hiking in the Dales on Sundays, trips into town with Mam - recalled with wry observation and ironic understatement, which is by turns moving and hilarious.These beautifully rendered snapshots, which include poignant portraits of his parents, confirm Bennett at the forefront of contemporary writing. Presented here as a new edition, Telling Tales will delight Bennett fans and enchant a new generation of readers.

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Folktales For Life's Journey
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From earliest times, people have wondered about the paths of their lives. What brings happiness, contentment, sorrow, anger, hope, optimism, frustration, and a myriad of related feelings and emotions? More often than not, it is the experiences of one's life which helps clarify these questions, and allows them to anticipate their reactions to new situations. In addition to one's personal experiences, there are also stories of others' experiences. Sometimes these tales are accurate, other times exaggerated. Regardless, it is the tale itself which often is responsible for delivering a message and a lesson to the listener. Rabbi Nachman once stated that "one way to wake people up is through stories". Incorporating the psychological gleanings presented in this work into one's life, and living that life with greater joy, peace of mind, harmony, optimism, and self-confidence, certainly seems to be at least one way in which people can benefit by being "awakened".

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Folktales For Life's Journey
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From earliest times, people have wondered about the paths of their lives. What brings happiness, contentment, sorrow, anger, hope, optimism, frustration, and a myriad of related feelings and emotions? More often than not, it is the experiences of one's life which helps clarify these questions, and allows them to anticipate their reactions to new situations. In addition to one's personal experiences, there are also stories of others' experiences. Sometimes these tales are accurate, other times exaggerated. Regardless, it is the tale itself which often is responsible for delivering a message and a lesson to the listener. Rabbi Nachman once stated that "one way to wake people up is through stories". Incorporating the psychological gleanings presented in this work into one's life, and living that life with greater joy, peace of mind, harmony, optimism, and self-confidence, certainly seems to be at least one way in which people can benefit by being "awakened".

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Myth of the frontier
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The nineteenth century was a very important period inthe history of the United States. The purpose of thisbook was to examine how territorial expansion appearsin the frontier literature of the early nineteenthcentury. Besides looking through the historical factsand the cultural-historical significance of thefrontier, the literary background of the topic isexamined as well. For James Fenimore Cooper wassurely the most significant and best known novelistof the frontier, it is analysed how he wrote aboutthe settling on the frontier and civilization of thewilderness. With his well known work, theLeatherstocking Tales, he created the mythof the frontier in the nineteenth century Americanprose fiction. As this book was written not only forpeople who are interested in the myth of thefrontier, but teachers of English language as well,in the pedagogical implications part of the book itis examined why youngsters should read Cooper. Withsample exercises and a lesson plan it isalso examined how Cooper s novels can be usedon English lessons, for his stories are sointeresting and full of adventures that studentswould surely like them in English too.

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Myth of the frontier
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The nineteenth century was a very important period inthe history of the United States. The purpose of thisbook was to examine how territorial expansion appearsin the frontier literature of the early nineteenthcentury. Besides looking through the historical factsand the cultural-historical significance of thefrontier, the literary background of the topic isexamined as well. For James Fenimore Cooper wassurely the most significant and best known novelistof the frontier, it is analysed how he wrote aboutthe settling on the frontier and civilization of thewilderness. With his well known work, theLeatherstocking Tales, he created the mythof the frontier in the nineteenth century Americanprose fiction. As this book was written not only forpeople who are interested in the myth of thefrontier, but teachers of English language as well,in the pedagogical implications part of the book itis examined why youngsters should read Cooper. Withsample exercises and a lesson plan it isalso examined how Cooper s novels can be usedon English lessons, for his stories are sointeresting and full of adventures that studentswould surely like them in English too.

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Foyle's War (1939-1941)
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This dramatic 12 story collection features the superb first years from the tales of Foyle's War, dealing with the war years, 1939 to 1941. Michael Kitchen stars as the thoughtful and enigmatic Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle. With England in the grip of the Second World War, Foyle has been anxious to join the war effort but his applications are repeatedly turned down. Returning home to the South Coast, it soon becomes apparent that his detective skills are vitally needed on the home front. As the war rages over Europe, Foyle fights his own battle against murder, mystery and betrayal on the south coast of England; an ordinary struggle against everyday evil - in extraordinarily dangerous times. Episodes Comprise: Series 1 The German Woman The White Feather A Lesson in Murder Eagle Day Series 2 Fifty Ships Among the Few War Games The Funk Hole Series 3 The French Drop Enemy Fire They Fought in the Fields A War of Nerves

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The Power of Moments
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Beautifully written, brilliantly researched' Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of GRIT'The most interesting, immediately actionable book I've read in quite a while... If life is a series of moments, the Heath brothers have transformed how I plan to spend mine' Adam Grant, bestselling author of ORIGINALS and OPTION B, with Sheryl SandbergIn this latest New York Times bestseller by the authors of Switch and Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath explore why certain brief experiences can jolt, elevate and change us - and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our own life and work.What if a teacher could design a lesson that he knew his students would remember twenty years later? What if a doctor or nurse knew how to orchestrate moments that would bring more comfort to patients? What if you had a better sense of how to create memories that matter for your children? Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck - but why leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them?In The Power of Moments, Chip and Dan Heath explore the stories of people who have created standout moments, from the owners who transformed an utterly mediocre hotel into one of the best-loved properties in Los Angeles by conjuring moments of magic for guests, to the scrappy team that turned around one of the worst elementary schools in the country by embracing an intervention that lasts less than an hour.Filled with remarkable tales and practical insights, The Power of Moments proves we all have the power to transform ordinary experiences into unforgettable ones.

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Hawthorne's Wilderness
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Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of America’s most noted and highly praised writers, and a key figure in US literature. Although, he struggled to become an acknowledged author for most parts of his life, his work “stands in the limelight of the American literary consciousness” (Graham 5). For he is a direct descendant of Massachusetts Bay colonists in the Puritan era of the 17th and 18th century, New England served as a lifelong preoccupation for Hawthorne, and inspired many of his best-known stories. Hence, in order to understand the author and his work, it is crucial to apprehend the historical background from which his stories arose. The awareness of the Puritan legacy in Hawthorne’s time, and their Calvinist beliefs which contributed to the establishment of American identity, serve as a basis for fathoming the intention behind Hawthorne’s writings. His forefathers’ concept of wilderness became an important part of their religious life, and in many of Hawthorne’s tales, nature can be perceived as an active agent for the plot and the moral message. Therefore, it is indispensable to consider the development behind the Puritan perception, as well as the prevailing opinion on nature during the writer’s lifetime.After the historical background has been depicted, the author himself is focused. His ambiguous character and non-persistent lifestyle are the source of many themes which can be retrieved from his works. Thus, understanding the man behind the stories is necessary in order to analyze the tales themselves. Seclusion, nature, and Puritanism are constantly recurring topics in the author’s life and work. To become familiar with Hawthorne’s relation to nature, his ancestors, and religion, it is essential to understand the vast amount of symbols his stories. His stories will be brought into focus, and will be analyzed on the basis of the historical and biographical facts, and further, his particular style and purpose will be taken into consideration.The second part of this book analyzes two of the author’s most eminent and esteemed works, namely ‘Young Goodman Brown’ and ‘The Scarlet Letter’ in terms of nature symbolism and the underlying moral intention. Further, it is examined to which extent the images correspond to the formerly explained historical facts, and Hawthorne’s emphasized characteristic features.The comparison of the two works focuses on the didactic purpose for in all of his works, Hawthorne’s aim was to give a lesson. Thus, it will provide an in-depth understanding of the author’s intentions and his utilization of Puritanism and nature perception.

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