This book with two titles, Three Men and a Maid in the USA and The Girl on the Boat in the UK is a typical PG Wodehouse romantic comedy, involving, at various times: a disastrous talent quest, a lawyer with a revolver, a bulldog with a mind of his own and a suit of armour! The maid, or marriageable young woman, of the American title is red-haired, dog-loving Wilhelmina "Billie" Bennet. The three men are Bream Mortimer, a long-time friend and admirer of Billie, Eustace Hignett, a poet of sensitive disposition who is engaged to Billie at the opening of the tale, and Sam Marlowe, Eustace's would-be-dashing cousin, who falls for Billie at first sight. All four find themselves on an ocean liner headed for England together (hence the British title), along with an elephant-gun-wielding young woman called Jane Hubbard who is smitten with Eustace the poet. Typically Wodehousian romantic shenanigans ensue. Even Estace's redoubtable mother (a Theosophist author and public speaker) fails to quell the excitement.(Summary by WikiPedia, adapted by Tim Bulkeley.)
The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion is a wide-ranging comparative study of mythology and religion, written by Scottish anthropologist Sir James George Frazer (1854–1941). It offered a modernist approach, discussing religion dispassionately as a cultural phenomenon, rather than from a theological perspective. Its thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that centered around the worship of, and periodic sacrifice of, a sacred king. This king was the incarnation of a dying and reviving god, a solar deity who underwent a mystic marriage to a goddess of the earth, who died at the harvest, and was reincarnated in the spring. Frazer claims that this legend is central to almost all of the world's mythologies. The germ for Frazer's thesis was the pre-Roman priest-king at the fane of Nemi, who was ritually murdered by his successor. While most of Frazer's theories (such as those on the nature of magic) have subsequently been exploded, his influence on contemporaneus European literature was immense. (From Wikipedia)
Gerry McCullough - award-winning Irish writer and poet from Co. Down, Northern Ireland. The 2005 winner of the international Cuirt Award, from Galway Arts Centre; and short-listed for the 2008 Brian Moore Award, in Belfast, Gerry is married to singer/songwriter and media producer, Raymond McCullough. Gerry has had many stories and poems printed in various magazines, in two books of short stories, broadcast on BBC radio, and has had more than 30 of her Old Seamus Irish stories published in 'Ireland's Own' magazine, from Waterford. Her first full-length novel, 'Belfast Girls', was published in November 2010 by Night Publishing, UK, and is available on Amazon.com in paperback & Kindle formats. It can also be heard as a separate podcast on iTunes, etc. Produced by Raymond McCullough, Precious Oil Productions Ltd
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Von elektronischen Klängen, Field-Recordings und Soundcollagen, bis hin zu Musik, die nichts anderes als grandiosen Pop darstellt, versucht FreeQuency einen Querschnitt der undurchsichtigen aber gleichzeitig kreativen und erfrischenden Welt der Netaudio-Musikkultur zu liefern.
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<p>Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French). The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone and Christian liberty, and it vigorously attacked the teachings of those Calvin considered unorthodox, particularly Roman Catholicism to which Calvin says he had been "strongly devoted" before his conversion to Protestantism. The over-arching theme of the book – and Calvin's greatest theological legacy – is the idea of God's total sovereignty, particularly in salvation and election. The Institutes are a primary reference for the system of doctrine adopted by the Reformed churches, usually called Calvinism. Book Two of the Institutes treats of the knowledge of God considered as a Redeemer in Christ, and showing man his falls conducts him to Christ the Mediator. (Summary from Wikipedia & preface)</p> <br>Book 1 may be found here: <a href="http://librivox.org/institutes-of-the-christian-religion-book-1-by-john-calvin/">LINK</a><br>Book 3 may be found here: <a href="http://librivox.org/institutes-of-the-christian-religion-book-3-by-john-calvin/">LINK</a><br>Book 4 may be found here: <a href="http://librivox.org/institutes-of-the-christian-religion-book-4-by-john-calvin/">LINK</a>
“the spirit of la pura vida, or the love of life for its own sake…” – Garrison Keillor. The LPV Show is a podcast about photography and photo books. Photographs on the Brain editor Bryan Formhals hosts conversations with photographers about their work and photo books from their personal collections. Look as you listen by following http://lpvshow.tumblr.com
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