Contains nursery stories. This is a collection of favourite nursery rhymes, lullabies, poems and stories. It includes "Heads and Shoulders"; "The Grand Old Duke of York"; "The Ugly Duckling"; "Hush, Little Baby"; "Little Jack Horner"; "Row, Row, Row your Boat"; "Round and Round the Garden"; "Rain, Rain, Go Away"; and more.
The Desert Fathers were the first Christian monks, living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. The Desert Fathers' teachings and lives have inspired poetry, opera and art, as well as providing spiritual nourishment and a template for monastic life.
In celebration of Penguin's 80th birthday, this box set of the 80 books in the Little Black Classics series showcases the many varied writers in Penguin Black Classics. From India to Greece, Denmark to Iran, and not forgetting Britain, it features an assortment of books that can transport readers back in time to the furthest corners of the globe.
"All stories translation copyright A Malcolm C. Lyons, 2008, except the translation of 'Ali Baba and the forty thieves killed by a slave girl' and 'The story of Aladdin' copyright A Ursula Lyons, 2008; introduction, glossary and further reading copyright A Robert Irwin, 2010"--Copyright page.
Okonowo is the greatest warrior alive and he is one of the powerful men of his clan. But he also has a fiery temper. Determined not to be like his father, he refuses to show his weakness. When outsiders threaten the traditions of his clan, he takes violent action. Will the great man's pride eventually destroy him?
Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa like a bush-fire. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village.
London, 1841. The Rajah sails for Australia. On board are 180 women convicted of petty crimes. Daughters, sisters, mothers - they'll never see home or family again. Despised and damned, they have only one another. Until the murder. As the fearful hunt for a killer begins, everyone on board is a suspect . .