Travels With My Harp

Although they were fairly rare in those days – the mid and late fifties – some of my friends sported them. To please me Richard grew one, and he looked even more strikingly handsome, if that were possible, than before.

Travels With My Harp

Inspirational and entertaining, this autobiography chronicles the life of a performing artist with a deeply devout outlook. Mary O'Hara won global acclaim as a singer and harpist, yet behind public success was an unsuspected tragedy in which joy turned to sorrow. From her humble beginnings in the west of Ireland to her first husband's tragic death and her 12-year sojourn in a monastery, this tale of triumph over tragedy also journeys with O'Hara into the wilds of Africa following her second marriage. Written with warmth and humor, this book is also filled with insights into O'Hara's albums and concert tours.

Travels with My Aunt

It has travelled a long way and rather roughly by way of Panama.' 'Then I suppose,' O'Toole said, 'your arrangements with Panama are now okay. ... Soon we shall be able to entertain our friends in proper fashion. Mr O'Toole, I raise my ...

Travels with My Aunt

A retired London bank manager is yanked out of the suburbs by his eccentric aunt for a “cheerfully irreverent” romp across Europe (The Guardian). Now that the dullish Henry Pulling has left his job with an agreeable pension and a firm handshake, he plans to spend more time weeding his dahlias. Then, for the first time in fifty years, he sees his aunt Augusta at his mother’s funeral. Charging into her seventies with florid abandon, not a day of her life wasted, and her future as bright as her brilliant red hair, Augusta insists that Henry abandon his garden, follow her, and hold on tight. With that, she whisks her nephew out of Brighton and boards the Orient Express bound for Paris and Istanbul, then on to Paraguay, and down the rabbit hole of her past that swarms with swindlers, smugglers, war criminals, and rather unconventional lovers. With each new stop, Henry discovers not only more about his aunt and her secrets but also about himself as well. Pulsing with “the tragic and comic ironies of love, loyalty and belief” Graham Greene’s deceptive lark of novel was made into the 1972 film starring Maggie Smith (The Times, London).

Travels with my Daughter

The event I referred to earlier occurred one cold Montreal night. My friend Tom phoned telling me he had managed to procure some magic mushrooms. Leonard had introduced both Irving and Rachel to magic mushrooms, the love drug, ...

Travels with my Daughter

"You could say I had an unconventional upbringing. At the age of four, I was sharing my bedroom with Bob Dylan, and by the time I was fifteen, I had been taken out of school to go traveling and was smoking joints with my mother." Some may be shocked at the adventures mother and daughter share, but everyone will admire Niema’s celebration of travel, motherhood, and life itself, as this honest and often humourous account describes how she copes with: The overwhelming desire to travel, which conflicts with the responsibilites of motherhood. Finding the confidence to believe in herself and her instincts. Being a single mother in the sixties while mixing with some of the most talented poets and musicians of our time, including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Irving Layton, Seamus Heaney, and Joni Mitchell. Developing a unique mother-daughter bond that many only dream about. This book will touch a hidden nerve in everyone who reads it as it turns a world of convention and protocol upside-down!

Travels with my Guru

On another day Bhante, Paramartha, and I had lunch with my friend Norman Fisher – who was then one of the two Abbots of San Francisco Zen Center. He invited us to Greens Restaurant in the fashionable Marina district.

Travels with my Guru

Urgyen Sangharakshita visited the USA on four occasions between 1990 and 1997. He promoted one of his books, 'The Drama of Cosmic Enlightenment', ordained the first members of the the Triratna Buddhist Order in the US and visited Triratna Centres and other Buddhist centres and teachers. He talked at a Conference on 'The Nature of Reality' in Tucson, and toured the Western States extensively. This is a record of these visits by Manjuvajra who organized them and accompanied his teacher.

Travels with my aunt

“I think,” Mr. Visconti said to my aunt, “there are still two bottles of champagne left in the kitchen.” “Two bottles?” my aunt asked. ... Soon we shall be able to entertain our friends in proper fashion. Mr. O'Toole, I raise my glass ...

Travels with my aunt

Предлагаем вниманию читателей роман знаменитого английского писателя Грэма Грина (1904–1991).Полный неадаптированный текст романа снабжен комментариями и словарем. Для студентов языковых вузов и всех любителей английской литературы.

Travels With My Appetite

I suppose you can't write about food and travel without including something about wine and other beverages. ... When I was 17/18 years old my friends and I had rather, for young working-class lads in those days, odd drinking habits.

Travels With My Appetite

Following Robert Howe's successful first book, 'I'll Give It Six Months, ' a delightful and humorous Memoir, 'Travels With My Appetite, ' his take on travel and food, is sure to prove equally entertaining. With a lifetime love of good food, he has travelled most of the world and tried cuisines from around the globe. His career has been as diverse as his travels, from a chef/butcher in a London hospital to a spell in the Diplomatic Service. His account of places travelled, food sampled, and some of his own recipes, makes for a very interesting, enjoyable, and at times humorous, read. Now retired, he lives near his favourite city, Chester, with his wife Linda Fraser-Web

Travels with My Aunt

You going to Asuncion too? HENRY (1): Yes. O'TOOLE (2): There's nowhere else on this trip worth a visit. ... And you don't speak the language – not that Spanish is any good outside the city. ... O'TOOLE (2): My friends call me Tooley.

Travels with My Aunt

Stage version of the popular novel, first performed at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow before two West End productions and one on Broadway, winning an Olivier award on the way.

My Travels with Norm

We had kept in touch with each other over the years after we left military service. Dick had invited me to come up and hunt deer, with him and his family, during Thanksgiving week. I asked him if I could bring my friend Norm and his ...

My Travels with Norm

This is a book of short stories of fishing, hunting, and other miscellaneous categories, that cover a period of friendship for over 45 years. The stories relate experiences that are humorous and sometimes serious, that will probably appeal to a reader of various subjects and will bring back memories to readers who have had similar experiences.

Travels with Ernest

get their Group , Women's Poetry Workshop , and to my friend , Betty Kirschner . Not only do I get their feedback , I support . Carolyn : I'm interested in how you handled discord . While traveling ? While writing ?

Travels with Ernest

Laurel Richardson and Ernest Lockridge-accomplished sociologist and published novelist-explore the fascinating interplay between literary and ethnographic writing. The exciting result is an intriguing experimental text that simultaneously delves into, reveals, simplifies, and complicates methodologies of writing and conveying experience. This boundary-crossing text will provide an ideal platform for students and professors interested in understanding and exploring the absorbing complexities and possibilities of ethnographic writing and creative nonfiction.

Travels with My Sea Captain

this alone that made them so loyal to each other. Nearly all I spoke to supported an extended family, meaning friends of friends aswell as theirown immediate people. When they went home forthe two months out of the year,they were looked ...

Travels with My Sea Captain

FROM HOLLYWOOD TO THE HIGH SEAS A chance encounter in Los Angeles airport with a Swedish Sea Captain and Jill left the movie business and was swept out to sea. From the glamour of Hollywood to life on board a rough cargo ship to playing Mother Goose on a remote Scottish farm, TRAVELS WITH MY SEA CAPTAIN is full of stories about the Captain and his international crew of characters, the many ports as Jill found herself travelling all over the world, life in the glen and how love can really change everything. REVIEWS: Travels With My Sea Captain by Jill Vedebrand A warm, humorous account of one woman's tempestuous affair and marriage to a fiery Swedish sea captain. After meeting by chance in Los Angeles airport, Jill and Tomas fell in love and she decided to join him on some of his voyages to exotic locations including Japan, Singapore, Cuba, South America, India and Russia. There is no shortage of drama as she paints a vivid picture of months spent aboard a ship where she was often the only female. At times resented by the crew, she also often adopted the role of agony aunt and compassionately recounts the hardship endured by men who can spend several years away from their families. There are stories of drunken cooks, surly engineers, brutal fights, macho wrestling competitions, and frantic shore searches for men who had gone missing in the local brothels. The physical aspect of being on board ship also poses problems as she struggles to adapt to the confined spaces, isolation of the open ocean and the violent weather they encounter. The often stunning and sometimes frightening places she visited during her time at sea are colourfully portrayed and she has a knack for bringing to life the sights, smells and atmosphere. Intertwined with the tales of her sea voyages are stories of Jill and Tomas' home life in rural Scotland. They buy a farm and there are accounts of their battles to restore the property and about their menagerie of ducks and pets. In these parts the story reminded me a little of James Herriot or Lillian Beckwith's stories about life in the Hebrides and I think it would have great appeal to these markets. Part travelogue, part humorous account of life in the wilds of Scotland, this is an engaging, romantic, very human story. SENIOR EDITOR

Travels With My Angst

It had been an exhibition of Friend's work at Philip Bacon Galleries in Brisbane that had partly inspired our trip . Those lush paintings of rice paddies and thatched huts featured lithe and sensuous people looking impossibly relaxed in ...

Travels With My Angst

Phil Brown has travelled widely but reluctantly since his Hong Kong childhood. With a veritable kitbag of phobias at his disposal, he finds any exotic destination a special challenge. With his more adventurous wife Sandra, Phil worries his way around the world, seeking the perfection of unlimited cable TV channels.

Travels with King Kong

Even last night I had barely been able to finish the last minute instructions to my good friend Joan about how to make sure the typing was completed and proofed, the reproductions finished and placed in their correct position, ...

Travels with King Kong

James Henderson’s overland trip across Africa may have happened forty years ago, but it continues to have a profound effect on his life. It was 1974 when he joined his best friend John, who had always spoken of traveling around the world—starting in Africa. The adventure began as soon as they crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to the African City of Tangiers, where they were surrounded by a small army of children. They kept most of them away by hiring one as their guide, who turned out to make some decent recommendations for a hotel and restaurant. James and John met up with other travelers and made their way across the continent on traveling in an old British Army bus named “King Kong.” While it was constantly in need of repair, it never failed to get them to the next interesting place, though not according to the original schedule of the expedition. The heat of the Sahara Desert took a disastrous toll on James, and he thought about splitting from the group to fly on to Nairobi, but his blossoming relationship with Marion—one of the travelers—helped convince him to stay. That decision changed his life forever, allowing him to experience the wonders of Africa and meet the love of a lifetime in Travels with King Kong.

Travels with Mae

Years later, when my friend Clinton died, it was Mae who called to give me the news. I was in the French countryside with my friends Brigitte and Monika after a year or more's interlude. We'd gone for a walk—dissecting our lives, ...

Travels with Mae

With a series of lyrical vignettes Eileen M. Julien traces her life as an African American woman growing up in middle-class New Orleans in the 1950s and 1960s. Julien's narratives focus on her relationship with her mother, family, community, and the city itself, while touching upon life after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Haunted by a colonial past associated with African presence, racial mixing, and suspect rituals, New Orleans has served the national imagination as a place of exoticism where objectionable people and unsavory practices can be found. The destruction of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath revealed New Orleans' deep poverty and marginalized population, and brought a media storm that perpetuated the city's stigma. Travels with Mae lovingly restores the wonder of this great city, capturing both its beauty and its pain through the eyes of an insider.

Travels with Amy

On January 6th I flew to San Jose del Cabo with my friends John, Scott, and Bob. We rented a very nice house on the beach in the small town of Buena Vista, about 60 miles North of Cabo San Lucas on the Sea of Cortez.

Travels with Amy

A fun and unforgettable fifteen month romp around the world with Dan and Amy Sullivan. From Downtown San Francisco to the back country of Thailand, from fifty thousand feet above the Pacific to one hundred feet below it, come along as they experiance the trip of a life time, traveling by car, plane, boat, and elephant. Join them as they meet thousands of people from Dublin, Singapore, Lisbon, Chaing Mai, and Paris, Missouri.

Travels With Casey

One of my fondest childhood memories is of driving from San Francisco to the Grand Canyon in a motorhome with my mom and some family friends. (It was a rare departure from our usual vacations of traipsing through museums and old ...

Travels With Casey

Over four months, 32 states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his canine companion attempt to pay tribute to the most powerful interspecies bond there is, in the country with the highest rate of dog ownership in the world. On the way, Denizet-Lewis--known for his deeply reported dispatches from far corners of American life--meets an irresistible cast of dogs and dog-obsessed humans.

Travels with Max

It also reminded me I hadn't yet touched the wooden flute I was planning to master while on my trip. Soon, “the Land of ... I stayed with my friends, Lindsey and Laurie Gilbert, at the Presbyterian Menaul School in Albuquerque.

Travels with Max

Travels With Max: In Search of Steinbeck's America Fifty Years Later e-book version.

Travels with a Donkey in the C vennes

I wish to take a dive among new conditions for a while, as into another element. I have nothing to do with my friends or my affections for the time; when I came away, I left my heart at home in a desk, or sent it forward with my ...

Travels with a Donkey in the C  vennes

Includes "An Inland Voyage," chronicling a canoe journey from Belgium to France; the title piece, a humorous account of a mountain trek; and "Forest Notes," a meditation on the French countryside.

My Travels with Agnes Moorehead The Lavender Lady

I checked the Yellow Pages and the trade papers and called everyone everywhere. ... So I talked around with my friends, my singing coach, the people I knew and I thought I came up with just the right thing, a compromise which really ...

 My Travels with  Agnes Moorehead     The Lavender Lady

Everyone in the world wants to be happy. Right? Now what if I found the easy way to happiness and passed it on. Wouldn’t that be a classic contribution to mankind? Well, I did find it and anyone can do it. The three essentials for progress in life are good health, someone who loves you and a potful of money. Those I can’t guarantee but my exclusive, unique way to happiness has been proven by me over the years and I have seen others do the same. A crackpot, you say. Perhaps, but it worked. Ready. You clone yourself. Definitely a crackpot, you say. No, listen. I became a great admirer of actress Agnes Moorehead. I earned my way into her good graces and besides living my own active life, responded to all her victories, defeats, temperaments, exultations, happiness, depression, all the human emotions

Travels with Vamper

Gramps, June 1968 My only previous road trip in a camper van was in the company of my eccentric grandfather (“Gramps”) ... When I explained that I ate at the college commons with my friends, he assured me that a grateful grandson would ...

Travels with Vamper

This is a story about Critchlow's solo two- month journey into Middle America to celebrate his retirement and reflect on life, culture, and the past. It is a real journey -- through the West, the Bible Belt, and Missouri River country -- in Vamper, Critchlow's affectionate name for his 1999 Ford Coachmen camper van. But it is also about Critchlow's life journey, about race, religion, the environment, and a divided America in the age of Donald Trump. Critchlow weaves together people, places, historical anecdotes, political observations, legal tales, and personal history in a way that helps explain the competing narratives in American society today. His journey also tells us something about how a baby boomer might look back and look forward as he moves into his senior years and faces the challenge of retirement.

Travels with a Teakwood Desk

He maintained a distance from my artist friend...and wariness of the group of mainly locals, who sat always out the front drinking...whatever. But he often brought his friends back to the rooftop for local food and a beer.

Travels with a Teakwood Desk

On arrival in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1969 with his wife and young daughter, Alan Smith, a twenty-eight-year-old research student, was shaken by the pervasive presence of armed military in the airport, at the same time enchanted by the warm, clove-scented air. In a captivating retelling of his personal experiences, Alan, turning seventy, begins writing to share his insight into a life full of joy and pain, struggles with sexual identity, and sharing the frustrations of ethnic people and their quest for self-determination. Alan grapples with his memories of his own path through life as he learned to acknowledge and accept his true self. He invites you to share his experience of the people and places he encountered in this life journey and what he learned, close up, about significant global challenges around the issue of self determination of peoples. Travels with a Teakwood Desk is a story of self-discovery, of love and passion for people and places, personal memories and some facts about self-determination.