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The Old Straight Track

Alfred Watkins

First published in 1925 THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK remains the most important source for the study of ancient tracks or leys that criss-cross the British Isles- a fascinating system which was old when the Romans came to Britain.First in the Herefordshire countryside, and later throughout Britain, Alfred Watkins noticed that beacon hills, mounds, earthworks, moats and old churches built on pagan sites seemed to fall in straight lines. His investigation convinced him that Britain was covered with a vast network of straight tracks, aligned with either the sun or the path of a star.Although traces of this network can be found all over the country, the principles behind the ley system remain a mystery. Are they the legacy of a prehistoric scientific knowledge which is now all but lost? And was their purpose secular or religious?

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Moment Of Glory

Abacus

The Far Corner

Harry Pearson

A book in which Wilf Mannion rubs shoulders with The Sunderland Skinhead: recollections of Len Shakleton blight the lives of village shoppers: and the appointment of Kevin Keegan as manager of Newcastle is celebrated by a man in a leather stetson, crooning 'For The Good Times' to the accompaniment of a midi organ, THE FAR CORNER is a tale of heroism and human frailty, passion and the perils of eating an egg mayonnaise stottie without staining your trousers.

Abacus

A Knock At Midnight

Martin Luther King Jr, Peter Holloran

Before I was a civil rights leader, I was a preacher of the gospel. This was my first calling and it still remains my greatest commitment.' Before Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the nation and the world, he was preaching it from the pulpit of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. Known throughout the world as a leader and a visionary in the civil rights movement, Reverend King Jr. was first and foremost a preacher. With fiery words of hope, wisdom, and a passion for justice that resonate as much today as they did years ago, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., stirred the deepest convictions of listeners everywhere, inspiring them to extraordinary acts of courage and perseverance that ignited one of the most influential moments of the twentieth century.A KNOCK AT MIDNIGHT is the definitive collection of eleven of Dr. King's most powerful and spiritual sermons. These sermons are each introduced by a distinguished member of today's spiritual community, including Reverend Billy Graham and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Hachette Digital

A Knock At Midnight

Clayborne Carson, Peter Holloran

Before I was a civil rights leader, I was a preacher of the gospel. This was my first calling and it still remains my greatest commitment.' Before Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the nation and the world, he was preaching it from the pulpit of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. Known throughout the world as a leader and a visionary in the civil rights movement, Reverend King Jr. was first and foremost a preacher. With fiery words of hope, wisdom, and a passion for justice that resonate as much today as they did years ago, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., stirred the deepest convictions of listeners everywhere, inspiring them to extraordinary acts of courage and perseverance that ignited one of the most influential moments of the twentieth century.A KNOCK AT MIDNIGHT is the definitive collection of eleven of Dr. King's most powerful and spiritual sermons. These sermons are each introduced by a distinguished member of today's spiritual community, including Reverend Billy Graham and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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Shallow Grave

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
14 Aug - to - 15 Aug
Edinburgh International Book Festival

Gillian Slovo in Edinburgh

Virago's Gillian Slovo will be appearing twice at Edinburgh Book Festival: August 14th in a reading about ethnic persecution and discrimination of Gypsy, Roma, and other traveler communities, and on August 15th to discuss her newest title, An Honourable Man.

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In Bed With...

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Blood

Douglas Starr

David Furlong

David Furlong trained in town planning and architecture and has researched into leys and earth mysteries for 25 years. He regularly takes groups to Egypt and other sacred sites around the world.

Piatkus

Working With Earth Energies

David Furlong

Working with Earth Energies is the new book from a leading healer and spiritual teacher. David Furlong tells you how to get back in touch with the Earth and nature. He teaches you how to connect not only with plants and trees, but with sacred sites and the love and energy of the Earth itself. In the 21st century we have become so reliant on science and man-made environments that now growing numbers of people are trying to reconnect with our wonderful planet, a place that needs to feel our love and respect. With basic exercises and instructions, in this book you will learn: How to work with sacred sites and Earth power centres; How to tune into plants and trees; How to communicate with the spirits of nature; How to balance the energy of your home and environment; How to clear the energy of a place after a traumatic event; How to release ghosts and lost souls; How to protect yourself and reverse spells and rituals; How to set up your own Earth healing group

Piatkus

A Complete Guide To Fairies And Magical Beings

Cassandra Eason

In A COMPLETE GUIDE TO FAIRIES AND MAGICAL BEINGS, Cassandra Eason explores the enduring popularity of fairies and nature spirits across all ages and cultures and the history of fairies across a range of countries, cultures and faiths. She examines the main types of fairies from nature spirits, devas, earth spirits and elementals, to trolls, goblins and djinns; looks at the evidence for the existence of fairies and famous case histories of fairy sightings, explores how fairies have been a potent source of inspiration in myth and literature from Shakespeare to Peter Pan and what this tells us about their symbolic power; explores fairies, nature spirits and healing, including the discovery and creation of flower and tree essences; examines ways to access the fairy world including drawing on the energies present in ley lines, standing stones and sacred wells; and provides exercises and rituals to help you unlock the power of fairies to transform your own life and develop your spirituality.

Piatkus

Undead And Unreturnable

MaryJanice Davidson
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Books Of Blood Omnibus 2

Clive Barker

Here are the stories written on the Book of Blood. They are a map of that dark highway that leads out of life towards unknown destinations. Few will have to take it. Most will go peacefully along lamplit streets, ushered out of living with prayers and caresses. But for a few, the horrors will come, skipping, to fetch them off to the highway of the damned ...Gathered together for the first time in one volume, here are fifteen mind-shattering stories from the awesome imagination of World Fantasy Award winning author Clive Barker. They will take you to the brink - and beyond ...

Virago

The Illustrated Virago Book Of Women Gardeners

Deborah Kellaway
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Books Of Blood Omnibus 2

Clive Barker
Abacus

Somewhere East Of Life

Brian W. Aldiss

Having abandoned Britain to its 1980s recession, architectural historian Roy Burnell operates out of Germany. Moving around the more outrageous parts of the globe, his task is to list architectural gems threatened by war, history and human awfulness. Burnell's mind is also threatened. Someone has stolen a chunk of his memory - ten years, in fact - and the more salacious bits, such as marriage to Stephanie, have been chopped up, recorded, and sold to lovers of soft porn everywhere. Still hoping to recover his missing years, the unfortunate Burnell continues his eventful travels, which take him to long-lost parts of the old Soviet empire. Set not too far in the future, SOMEWHERE EAST OF LIFE is packed with bizarre characters and memorable tableaux - of Hungary, Frankfurt, Georgia, the wastes of Turkmenistan and the depths of Norfolk - in which, in true Aldiss style, tragedy and comedy co-exist cheek-by-jowl.

Funny, poigniant, observant and truthful

Crampton Hodnet

Louis de Bernières, bestselling author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, explains in an excerpted version of his fascinating introduction the unusual history of Crampton Hodnet by Barbara Pym. Crampton Hodnet was published on 2 August 2012.

by Gregory David Roberts

Shantaram - Introduction

The introduction the Gregory David Roberts' Abacus 40 edition of 'Shantaram': the book that inspired a million journeys.

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Blighty

Britain. What's that all about then?Having skewered modern life and culture in the bestselling Is it Just Me or is Everything Shit?, Steve Lowe and Alan McArthur set out to uncover the deep dark truth about Britain - its history, its myths and its people. Over the course of a year they endure the Last Night of the Proms and search for a couple of pissed dragons under a hill in Wales. They witness Scotland rising again (a bit), encounter terrifying Europhobe ladies in Surrey and lose the will to live in Gibraltar. They also meet a lot of druids. Hilarious, provocative and filled with fascinating facts, Blighty offers a brilliant, alternative vision of Britain - the island in the Atlantic that some people call Britain.