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By David L Hammer. 1985
By John Ebdon. 1985
John Ebdon captures the whims and eccentricities of the English character in this portrait of the country and its people:… the regimented Farnham commuter, and the cantankerous neighbours with deep down hearts of gold. Explaining along the way why Yorkshiremen are "God's own people" and how London views tourists. 1985.
By John Ebdon. 1979
The first book from the Director of the London Planetarium, better known as a humorous broadcaster. Here he writes about… the non-tourist side of Greece, two islands in the Cyclades, where he is accepted into the villages as a welcome inhabitant. In his own words, "It is not a travel book. It is about people... of the islands of Andros and Kos." 1979.
By Marjorie May Anderson, Ann-Marie McDonald. 2006
These essays focus on personal discoveries: family secrets, sexuality, rebellion, crevices of deep joy or regret; about finding connections to… nature; about embracing forgiveness and new perspectives. Barbara McLean tells us of the sister she never knew, while June Callwood explores the continuity that flows between mothers and daughters. Other contributors include Margaret Atwood, Frances Itani, and Silken Laumann. 2006.
By Mordecai Richler. 2002
A collection of essays on sports written by Richler for various magazines and newspapers over the years. Selected by the… author himself, these pieces cover ice hockey, baseball, salmon fishing, bodybuilding, and wrestling. They feature Richler's encounters with Pete Rose, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Ring Lardner, Hank Greenberg and more. 2002.
By Don Cherry, Al Strachan. 2008
Former hockey player and coach Don Cherry's comments on Hockey Night in Canada's "Coach's Corner" routinely make headlines as they… entertain, educate, and often upset some fans throughout North America. Now he presents his favourite stories from his career in hockey. And you can imagine the stories he has to tell. c2008.
By Francis Chan. 2008
The God of the universe is crazy about you! His love is the most powerful thing in the world and… He wants to give it to you, so you can live for Him. If you have made a commitment to follow Christ, then read Crazy Love to be reminded and challenged in your walk. Sharing from his own life struggles and sacrifices, author Francis Chan issues a call for selfless, Christ-like living. Let the love you have received from God impact your life like never before. 2008.
By Claudio Magris. 1989
Explores the Danube River as it flows through middle-European countries from the Bavarian hills to the Black Sea. Examines the… tension between Greco-Roman and Teutonic cultures, the roots of fascism, the splendour and decline of the Hapsburg dynasty, and the evil of Nazism. 1989. Uniform title: Danubio.
By Don Baker. 1984
Church discipline is supposed to be a loving but firm action to confront sin in a Christian's life and help… them be restored to the church family. Too often it is a harsh exclusion from the fellowship without any expectation of reconciled relationship. c1984.
By Tony Hall. 2006
By Sarah Zacharias Davis. 2006
By Eva-Marie Kröller. 1987
A detailed survey of Canadian travel writing in the 19th century provides an unusual perspective on Canadian history. Canadians abroad… preferred Britain, France, Italy and Palestine, in that order. The major world expositions and Queen Victoria's Golden and Diamond Jubilees figure prominently in the writings. 1987.
By Shannon Kubiak Primicerio. 2006
To be a leader you have to be different. Your peers will observe you and the choices you make, and… if you go against the social order and stand up for what you believe in, others will notice. Junior High. 2006.
By Shannon Kubiak Primicerio. 2005
By George Orwell, Ian Angus, Sonia Orwell. 1970
The best selection of George Orwell's non-fiction available, a trove of letters, essays, reviews, and journalism. His letters to such… luminaries as Julian Symons, Anthony Powell, Arthur Koestler, and Cyril Connolly are poignant and personal. His essays, covering everything from "English Cooking" to "Literature and Totalitarianism," are memorable, and his books reviews are among the most lucid and intelligent ever written. V.2 "My country Right or Left, 1940-1943." 1970.
With a borrowed rucksack, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off in 1933 from the Hook of Holland to walk to Constantinople.… This sequel continues the journey down the Danube from Budapest; on horseback across the Great Hungarian Plain, and over the Rumanian border into Transylvania, a wild beautiful region of forests and mountains secluded from Western eyes during centuries of religious and national complexity. He planned to live "like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar" but found instead leisurely sojourns in castles. Sequel to "A time of gifts : on foot to Constantinople : from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube". 1986.
By Jonathan Raban. 1987
In 1982 the author set out in an old, made-over ketch, to the only wilderness left: the sea. Unlike his… predecessors, he was not weighted down by "testaments, theories and dogmas;" he wanted to find out what made his own "peculiar country tick" and, in so doing, he charted the coastline of his past, took soundings for the future and unfurled a map of Britain that is comedy and tragedy in one. 1987.
By Mark Twain, Bret Harte. 1991
Forty-six essays by Mark Twain and Bret Harte, written early in their careers for a San Francisco literary publication, the… Californian. Includes a short story, "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," by Twain; recalls a visit to the public library in "Among the Books," by Harte. Also describes life in California after the Gold Rush and during the Civil War. 1991.
By Mordecai Richler. 1990
This collection of reviews, essays and articles showcase Mordecai Richler's outrageous remarks and irreverent wisdom on everything from pop psychology… and male impotence to reincarnation and political wives. He also meditates on the joys of reading and the power of fiction. 1990.
By Mordecai Richler. 1998
A collection of essays which Richler has divided into his own interests -- books, sports, travel, and politics. Whether portraying… heroes like Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe in sports, travelling through Africa, or taking pokes at politicians like Brian Mulroney, Richler reveals his passion about the world in which we live. Strong language. 1998.