Takes you on a journey across the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures - animals that they may never get another chance to see. This book describes the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the helpless but lovable Kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, and the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean.
'Would anyone ever think of her with real love?' It's July 1942, and twenty-three year old nightclub singer Kate Watson has made a home for herself in bombed-blitzed London. A motley crew of friends has replaced the family she's not spoken to in years. That is until the evening Kate's sister Sarah walks back into her life.
Bertie Ahern, three times Irish Taoiseach, is often described as an enigma. When Bertie Ahern left the Department of Finance in late 1994, for the first time in almost 30 years, Ireland had a budget surplus. Bertie Ahern succeeded Albert Reynolds as leader of Fianna Fail in November 1994.
On a tiny island off the coast of Italy, live the Esposito family - spirited and chaotic, they have been running the bar, the House at the Edge of Night, for almost a century. As the island withstands a century of turmoil, transformed in ways both big and small by war, the House at the Edge of Night remains at the heart of the community.
To the world he is Sri Ramakrishna - godly avatar, spiritual master, beloved guru. But to Hriday, his nephew and long-time caretaker, he is just Uncle - maddening, bewildering Uncle, prone to entering trances at the most inconvenient of times, who must be vigilantly safeguarded not only against jealous enemies but also against the cauliflower.
What was once considered extreme is now the mainstream. But what is life like on the political fringes? What is the real power of radicals? This book takes you in the worlds of the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists who think society is broken, and believe they know how to fix it.
Full of psychological insight, useful exercises and real-life case studies of people who learned how to connect on a deeper and more secure level, Anxiously Attached is an essential roadmap to finding and sustaining love.
A misfit man finds a misfit dog. Ray, aged fifty-seven, 'too old for starting over, too young for giving up', and One Eye, a vicious little bugger, smaller than expected, a good ratter. Both are accustomed to being alone, unloved, outcast - but they quickly find in each other a strange companionship of sorts.
She writes beyond the time we live in.' Colum McCannStruggling to cope with urban life - and with life in general - Frankie, a twenty-something artist, retreats to the rural bungalow on `turbine hill' that has been vacant since her grandmother's death three years earlier.
The immigration man read my deportation order, looked at it and handed it back to me. Not only is it the last instalment of a unique and unorthodox autobiography, but of a unique and unorthodox life that was as touched with genius as it was with doom.
'I have him bitched, balloxed and bewildered, for there's a system and a science in taking the piss out of a screw and I'm a well-trained man at it.' So writes Brendan Behan, poet, writer and literary legend, of the episode that coloured his life.