In Dundun, Niyi Osundina offers the reader the chance to dip into a key cultural component of the people of western Nigeria. Drumming is a vital tradition being part celebration, part oral tradition and part history. From the Iya Ilu (the mother drum) to the Gudugudu each drum has its unique voice and degree of difficulty in mastership.
Based on years of practical experience and the belief that gardening is for everyone, this concise guide to companion planting is a must-have for any keen gardener or even those of us with window boxes. It is an informative, easy-to-use guide which allows you to reap the success of botanical knowledge. Whether you are planning a garden from the beginning or developing and nurturing existing plants, Perfect Partners will give you the confidence to select the right plant for your garden and conditions.
Mental illness is no longer a taboo subject, nevertheless its diagnosis, treatment and understanding still remain short of that required to improve the lives of those affected. Some symptoms overlap; for example depression can be found in schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, other symptoms remain condition-specific such as the infamous hallucinations and paranoia found in schizophrenia.
This unique quiz book will test you with knowledge, imagination and skill. Some questions and answers are quite straightforward, others will challenge your powers of perception and ability to think outside the box. Its original presentation and style make it an ideal pastime book for travellers, one that can be picked up and put down many times. Suitable for all ages, it is fun and enjoyable to complete as well as being informative and educational. What better way to pass the time? Kan you Komplete Tom's Krazy Kwerky Kwizzes?
A Danish priest marries an Inuit woman in Greenland; an old woman is sent to the village workhouse; a peasant farmer and his wife struggle to rebuild their dilapidated cottage and work hard on their small-holding, only for the wife to die of cancer; three of the moving stories in Sad Tales from Denmark, by Henrik Pontoppidan (1857-1943), who in 1917 won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his "authentic descriptions of present-day life in Denmark". He advocated social and political reform and satirised the authoritarian Danish government of the day.
Jim Bryde, sled dog racer, always had the ambition to place first in the pinnacle of Britain's sled dog racing, the competition ‘Aviemore'. This is the story of his life shared with Siberian Huskies; the trouble, love and tragedy that can come with a passion for racing and indeed for the dogs themselves.
Jim's beloved dogs include the loveable Joker, stubborn Dansa, the placid and friendly Bandit, but could it be Gun, son of Fly and Maji, and Gun's subsequent bloodline, who can finally lead Jim's team to victory, after many years of placing second?
For the planet Neob and its oldest and perhaps first inhabitant the Taro Menor the world is harmonious with all conflicts between species handled and pacified. That is until the arrival of a strange and threatening creature whose ship holds a cargo of unfortunates - humans.
It is inevitable that the newcomer Thylin, an Adenetian, and the Taro Menor will cross paths. What is not inevitable is the outcome.
Josiah Kingston and Suzannah Gibson-Ffiske could not have had more different starts in life, the one almost destitute, the other moving in the cold, elite society of East-Thorpe-on-Sea. When they strike up an unlikely friendship it seems the future will be good for both of them.
But in wartime East-Thorpe-on-Sea, the German bombing strikes, the rationing, and the simmering class wars seem to presage the uneasiness of a curse being resurrected, and when William Season comes to town those wartime dramas recede to nothing compared to the threat he begins to pose.
Ghosts, cold rooms, bowling shenanigans ... is that really your wife?
In Edenglen retirement home there is plenty of time to sit, think and then talk about whatever is on your mind. Usually a thought is triggered by something in the past and, of course, a memory is a great reservoir of stories to share.
Sam Morbeck is unhappily married to Jane, who has squandered most of his retirement funds on a gambling addiction. He wants to keep any monies forthcoming from the property of his recently deceased aunt and uncle away from her despicable hand, either through divorce or some brutal act.
But High Wood, as Sam soon discovers, is no ordinary house. What is all the dust coating everything, and why, when the cleaners arrive, has it suddenly disappeared?