A gorgeous, heart-warming tale set among the gardens of Italy from bestselling author Erica James. The Gardens of Delight brochure promises the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in the Lake Como area of Italy.
Author: Erica James
Publisher: Hachette UK
A gorgeous, heart-warming tale set among the gardens of Italy from bestselling author Erica James. The Gardens of Delight brochure promises the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in the Lake Como area of Italy. For Lucy, the chance to go to Italy offers more than just gardens. Lake Como is where her father lives, and the last time she saw him was when she was just a teenager. Recently married Helen and her wealthy husband have just moved into the Old Rectory. With her husband spending so much time away from home, Helen throws herself into caring for the garden. But Helen needs help - and friends - and so decides to take the plunge and join the local Garden Club. Conrad isn't the least bit interested in gardening. Widowed for five years, his life revolves around work and humouring Mac, his elderly uncle who lives with him, and who has expressed a desire to go on the Gardens of Delight tour. Reluctantly, Conrad agrees to accompany him. 'Anything for a peaceful life,' he concedes. But a peaceful life is the last thing any of them are in for...
In The Gardens of Delight Ian Watson boldly lands a starship within the hallucinatory terrain of Hieronymus Bosch's painting The Garden of Earthly Delights, a medieval masterpiece which enchants and horrifies all who see it, for the picture ...
Author: Ian Watson
Publisher: Hachette UK
In The Gardens of Delight Ian Watson boldly lands a starship within the hallucinatory terrain of Hieronymus Bosch's painting The Garden of Earthly Delights, a medieval masterpiece which enchants and horrifies all who see it, for the picture shows what looks to be a paradise of pleasure yet it also displays a terrible hell of torments. And so the ship's psychologist, Sean Athlone, and two women companions explore the luxurious landscape of giant fruits and birds and strange towers and naked celebrating people, in quest of the godlike alien intelligence that has transformed a planet according to Bosch's vision, populating it with the colonists from a previous starship.
In Gardens of Delight, Idris Tawfiq explores the Islamic faith from a unique perspective: that of Roman Catholic priest turned Muslim scholar.
Author: Idris Tawfiq
Publisher: Stacey International Publishers
In Gardens of Delight, Idris Tawfiq explores the Islamic faith from a unique perspective: that of Roman Catholic priest turned Muslim scholar. In an engaging style, the core tenets of this widely misunderstood religion are laid out. The author draws widely on recent cultural phenomena in Europe to examine the wider role of religion in an increasingly secular region of the world - from Ridley Scott's film Kingdom of Heaven to the display of public grief at the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. Tawfiq illustrates the many and various - and unexpected - prisms through which Islam can be observed. Tawfiq argues that Islam, far from contributing to any 'clash of civilisations', serves to embody spiritual enlightenment and tolerance, enabling Muslims and non-believers to live in a state of mutual understanding, Garden of Delight is concerned with one of the most pressing issues of our time.
From the first references to gardens in the ancient Hindu texts of the Ramayana and the Kama Sutra to the palace gardens of Rajasthan and Udaipur, this book takes us on a compelling visual and cultural journey.
Author: Rahoul B Singh
Publisher: Anova Books
India's complex and fascinating history is reflected in the story of its gardens – and those who built them, enjoyed them, painted and wrote about them. From the first references to gardens in the ancient Hindu texts of the Ramayana and the Kama Sutra to the palace gardens of Rajasthan and Udaipur, this book takes us on a compelling visual and cultural journey. 'Gardens of Delight' examines historical and traditional gardens, gardens in literature and art, sacred and palace gardens, and the concept of the garden in modern India, providing a complete view of how a people’s relationship with their land has changed over time. The influence of the Indian garden worldwide as well as the assimilation of external influences is also key to this rich and intriguing story.
These six exquisite, three-dimensional garden scenes will refresh the eye and delight the heart.
Author: Robert P. Nicholls
These six exquisite, three-dimensional garden scenes will refresh the eye and delight the heart. Glowing with richly colored blossoms, the lavish garden settings center on a wisteria-covered cupola, a plashing, bird-decked fountain, an ivy-covered wall, or, in one spectacular case, a trellised arbor with a full working swing. Artfully crafted by the noted paper engineer Keith Moseley and painted by award-winning artist Robert Nicholls, the imaginative garden creations accompany verses by such poets as Christina Rossetti, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Amy Lowell, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Coventry Patmore. Together, images and words convey all the love and beauty that a real garden can express - and the blooms will never fade.
Tools and inspriation for blending garden form with function and creating an integrated garden.
Author: Jigs Gardner
Publisher: Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub.
What might qualify one for master gardener status? Try 30 years of successful gardening on a remote Nova Scotia farm--and all without electricity and with only horse power! Jigs and Jo Ann Gardner devised a gaggle of ingenious and delightful solutions to garden problems. Their hard-earned lessons apply to gardeners everywhere--regardless of the extent of their landscape and ambitions for it--who desire to blend artistry and practicality.
Hunting enclosures existed before written history and recent research has indicated that the parkland landscape of Europe may be the habitat over which we have hunted for longest, and with which we have the longest connection and the ...
Author: John Fletcher
Deer parks are a unique and peculiar concept. Landowners, from kings and emperors to squires and gentlemen, have aggrandised themselves since prehistory by isolating and controlling deer: the most iconic hunting quarry of the northern hemisphere. Enclosed parks represent humanity's closest parallel with the territories of animals yet no-one has attempted to unravel their history across cultures. Why did people empark deer? When did they start doing that? Why did England possess so many more parks than other countries? John Fletcher's experience of a lifetime spent handling deer in parks together with recent historical research enables him to shed new light on these questions. Parks are about status; the deer and their venison, especially when used as gift commodities, symbolise that. The position of hunting in the human psyche is deep; even in the apes it may be more than merely a dietary survival strategy. Hunting enclosures existed before written history and recent research has indicated that the parkland landscape of Europe may be the habitat over which we have hunted for longest, and with which we have the longest connection and the deepest affinities; this is exemplified in European painting over many centuries. Gardens of Earthly Delight describes not only the history of deer parks but man's relationship with deer. Over twenty-one chronological chapters Fletcher ranges from the significance of deer and venison in prehistory to the symbolism of venison as an elite gift commodity for seven centuries of the English Royal Warrant, as well as the three hundred year prohibition on its sale within England and continuing illegality of selling hunted venison in the USA. He stresses the importance of rulers being seen to hunt in ancient Chinese parks and examines the ring hunts of Asia, Persian hunting enclosures and German water hunts. Britain has a long and rich history of deer parks, and he describes how the deer were fed, transported, enclosed, captured, housed and hunted within parks, and how parks evolved from haga and elricks to the splendour of the Tudor era, the destruction of the Civil War, and beyond to the 21st century. `packed with good sense and shot through with imaginative observations. How many vets can quote Hesiod and The Seven Pillars of Wisdom convincingly?' The Independent `John Fletcher is that rare animal, a passionate enthusiast who never bores. He tells the story with wit and style and I greatly enjoyed the book.' Derek Cooper of the BBC Radio Four Food Programme
These gardens are delightful, but a serpent lurks behind each blushing fruit, beckoning the reader into the shadows. Gardens of Earthly Delight reaches beneath the surface of simple stories and casts them in an ominous, tragic-comic light.
Author: George Williams
Category: Short stories
A modern alchemist falls prey to a magic darker than his own. The Antichrist's mother goes on the run in Spain. In his garage a physicist builds a tribute to his beloved. An old man and his mule tour the roadside wastelands of the Gulf of Mexico. Sixteen stories span the world from Texas to Paris by way of Damascus. Filtered through the lens of the strange and uncanny, everyday events take on a sinister aspect. These gardens are delightful, but a serpent lurks behind each blushing fruit, beckoning the reader into the shadows. Gardens of Earthly Delight reaches beneath the surface of simple stories and casts them in an ominous, tragic-comic light. Heists, revenge, a trip to the casino, author George Williams takes all of them and makes them new, exotic and not a little bit disturbing.
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
The work was translated into English by British explorer, geographer, translator, and orientalist Sir Richard Francis Burton, and was originally published in 1886.The work presents opinions on what qualities men and women should have to be ...
Author: Muhammad Al-Nafzawi
The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight, (Or, The Perfumed Garden of the Chiekh Nefzaoui), originally compiled by Muhammad al-Nafzawi on behalf of the Hafsid ruler of Tunis, Abū Fāris ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz al-Mutawakkil. The work was translated into English by British explorer, geographer, translator, and orientalist Sir Richard Francis Burton, and was originally published in 1886.The work presents opinions on what qualities men and women should have to be attractive, gives advice on sexual technique, warnings about sexual health, and recipes to remedy sexual maladies. It gives lists of names for the penis and vagina, has a section on the interpretation of dreams, and briefly describes sex among animals. Interspersed with these there are a number of stories which are intended to give context and amusement.
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Author: Marie W. Lawrence
Whimsical Recipes for Fairy-Themed Lunches, Teatime, Desserts, and More! There are many kinds of fairies—garden fairies, orchard fairies, meadow fairies, woodland elves, and a number of unique water fairies such as sprites and nymphs. One thing all fairies have in common is a love of delicious food! Fruits, berries, and wild honey are sure to keep almost any fairy happy for hours on end. A nibble of cake or pastry will make them positively joyous! Explore the whimsical world of fairy food in this delightful cookbook. Whether you're planning a fairy-themed party or just wish to add an element of fancy to your meals, you'll find plenty to inspire you here, from breakfasts and lunches to teatime to dessert. Discover recipes such as: Pastel Berry Shortbread Rounds Rainbow Tea Bread Wild Violet Tea Sandwiches Elves’ Emerald Mushroom Pizza Water Sprites’ Watermelon Soup Cream Puff Fairy Ring Firefly Cupcakes Fondant Fireflies, Honeybees and Bumblebees Creamy Chocolate Rainbow Cones Pixies’ Popcorn Blooming Honey Biscuits and much more! Many recipes include elements that children can help prepare for added fun. Full of inspiring photographs of fairy food and drink, as well as a fairy-themed garden tea party, this delightful cookbook makes a unique gift for the fairy enthusiast in your life.
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The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are the only provincial botanic gardens in Britain still owned and administered by a private society. This profusely illustrated book describes their 175-year history since the founding of the Birmingham Botanical and Horticultural Society in 1829. Earlier botanic gardens were mostly begun for the teaching of botany to medical students and were founded by universities. In the first half of the nineteenth century many new gardens were opened in London and the provinces run by private societies in order to grow and display the numerous new plants then being introduced to Britain, and to disseminate horticultural knowledge among the middle class. The societies were run by knowledgeable amateurs, mostly industrialists and professional men, and the gardens were open only to subscribers. The Birmingham Botanic Gardens were laid out by John Claudius Loudon, the eminent landscape architect and writer, who prepared a plan for the sixteen acre site in Edgbaston, two miles from the centre of the town. The Gardens were opened in 1832. Much of Loudon's design remains to this day. This book should appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of botanical gard
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Author: Michael North
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Eighteenth-century Europe witnessed a commercialisation of culture as the marketing of culture became separated from its production and new cultural entrepreneurs entered the stage. Cultural consumption also played a substantial role in creating social identity. In this book, Michael North systematically explores this field for the first time in regard to the European Continent, and especially to eighteenth-century Germany. Chapters focus on the new forms of entertainment - concerts, theatre, opera, reading societies and traveling - on the one hand and on the new material culture - fashion, gardens, country houses and furniture - on the other.