倫敦襍碎

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Publisher : Signal Books
ISBN 13 : 9781902669410
Total Pages : 236 pages
Book Rating : 4.1X/5 ( download)

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Download or read book 倫敦襍碎 written by Yee Chiang and published by Signal Books. This book was released on 2002 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chiang Yee's account of London, first published in 1938, is original in more ways than one. Not only one of the first widely available books written by a Chinese author in English, it also reverses the conventions of travel writing. For here the "exotic" subject matter is none other than London and its people, quizzically observed as an alien culture by a foreign writer.

The Silent Traveller in Edinburgh

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ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 256 pages
Book Rating : 4.58/5 ( download)

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The Silent Traveller in Edinburgh

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Publisher : Polygon
ISBN 13 : 9781846974816
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The Silent Traveller in Edinburgh written by Chiang Yee and published by Polygon. This book was released on 2019-06-06 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chiang Yee was, in his own words, 'dazzled' by the Scottish capital. From the Meadows to Princes Street, from Arthur's Seat to Calton Hill and Edinburgh Castle, he paints an unforgettable picture of the city and its people in the 1940s. Writing with wry humour, he broadens our perspective of familiar sights and customs, introduces us to Confucian philosophy and Chinese poetry, corrects cultural misconceptions, and encourages us to appreciate life.

The Silent Traveller in Boston

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Publisher : Silent Traveller
ISBN 13 : 9781429093866
Total Pages : 0 pages
Book Rating : 4.62/5 ( download)

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Download or read book The Silent Traveller in Boston written by Chiang Yee and published by Silent Traveller. This book was released on 2017-07-25 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Silent Traveller Returns Distinguished author, artist, calligrapher, and poet Chiang Yee wrote and illustrated a dozen "Silent Traveller" books, from 1937-1972. The second to focus on an American city was The Silent Traveller in Boston, originally published in 1959. Long out-of-print, the book captures Mr. Chiang's quiet and observant views, a new take on an old city, from Beacon Hill to the Fenway, from Copley Square to Jamaica Pond. Mr. Chiang travels further afield to neighboring towns on Cape Cod & the Islands, as well as to Concord, Salem, Rockport, and Plymouth. Illustrated with 16 color and 60 black-and-white illustrations by Mr. Chaing, the book presents a city that is both fresh and familiar. The reader who knows all about Boston will find new charms; the reader who knows only a little will find an urbane guide with a warm regard for the traditional and a refreshing interest in the human side of the city's past and present. "This not-so-silent travel book is more than a pleasant guide for perceptive, leisurely tourists, more than an attractive piece of bookmaking; it is a guide to understanding." --The New York Times Book Review

Call the Nurse

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN 13 : 1611459176
Total Pages : 320 pages
Book Rating : 4.73/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Call the Nurse by : Mary J. MacLeod

Download or read book Call the Nurse written by Mary J. MacLeod and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-04-04 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse. Call the Nurse is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends. In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.

The Silent Traveller in Lakeland

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Publisher : Mercat Press Books
ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 128 pages
Book Rating : 4.43/5 ( download)

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Download or read book The Silent Traveller in Lakeland written by Yee Chiang and published by Mercat Press Books. This book was released on 2004 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chiang Yee was exiled from his homeland of China for over 40 years, during which time he wrote and illustrated a number of travel classics. 'The Silent Traveller' series, which also includes titles on London and Edinburgh, began with this book about the Lake District.

Chiang Yee

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Publisher : Rutgers University Press
ISBN 13 : 9780813549279
Total Pages : 358 pages
Book Rating : 4.72/5 ( download)

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Download or read book Chiang Yee written by Da Zheng and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2010-02-26 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A young man arrives in England in the 1930s, knowing few words of the English language. Yet, two years later he writes a successful English book on Chinese art, and within the following decade publishes more than a dozen others. This is the true story of Chiang Yee, a renowned writer, artist, and worldwide traveler, best known for the Silent Traveller series--stories of England, the United States, Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia--all written in his humorous, delightfully refreshing, and enlightening literary style. This biography is more than a recounting of extraordinary accomplishments. It also embraces the transatlantic life experience of Yee who traveled from China to England and then on to the United States, where he taught at Columbia University, to his return to China in 1975, after a forty-two year absence. Interwoven is the history of the communist revolution in China; the battle to save England during World War II; the United States during the McCarthy red scare era; and, eventually, thawing Sino-American relations in the 1970s. Da Zheng uncovers Yee's encounters with racial exclusion and immigration laws, displacement, exile, and the pain and losses he endured hidden behind a popular public image.

Silent Meridian - Time Traveler Professor -

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ISBN 13 : 9781780929774
Total Pages : 360 pages
Book Rating : 4.73/5 ( download)

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Download or read book Silent Meridian - Time Traveler Professor - written by Elizabeth Crowens and published by . This book was released on 2016-05-15 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert musician and paranormal investigator. Although in his humble opinion, Scott considers himself more of an ethereal archeologist and a time traveler professor. Together they explore lost worlds and excavate realms beyond the knowledge of historians when they go back in time to find it. .... Silent Meridian reveals the alternative histories of Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Houdini, Jung and other notable liuminaries in the secret diaries of a new kind of Doctor Watson, John Patrick Scott, in an X Files for the 19th century. -- Cover, page [4]

The Silent Traveller in Oxford

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Publisher : Signal Books
ISBN 13 : 9781902669694
Total Pages : 236 pages
Book Rating : 4.9X/5 ( download)

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Download or read book The Silent Traveller in Oxford written by Chiang Yee and published by Signal Books. This book was released on 2003 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1940 the Chinese writer Chiang Yee arrived in Oxford as a refugee from the London Blitz, his lodgings having been bombed. He came to Oxford, he writes, in rather a turmoil. What was meant to be a brief escape turned into a five-year stay, an affectionate relationship with the city, and the fifth in the hugely successful Silent Traveller series. Looking at the city and its historic university with the curiosity and openness of a complete stranger, Chiang Yee paints a revealing picture of Oxford's particular atmosphere, its rituals and traditions. He mixes with undergraduates and dons, visits pubs and restaurants, witnesses Union debates and punting on the river, all with a gentle astonishment and perceptive eye for detail. Chiang Yee explores the colleges and other student haunts, but also the city and its surrounds, from Port Meadow to Headington and Hinksey. First published in 1944, The Silent Traveller in Oxford evokes a wartime city of shortages and blackouts. It also captures an earlier age of university life, when students drank sherry and scaled college walls to escape prowling Bulldogs. Throughout Chiang Yee draws parallels between Oxford and his native China, compari

The Cracked Spine

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Publisher : Minotaur Books
ISBN 13 : 1466861215
Total Pages : 304 pages
Book Rating : 4.13/5 ( download)

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Download or read book The Cracked Spine written by Paige Shelton and published by Minotaur Books. This book was released on 2016-03-29 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wanted: A bold adventurer who wants to travel the world from a comfortable and safe spot behind a desk that has seen the likes of kings and queens, paupers and princes. A humble book and rare manuscript shop seeks a keenly intelligent investigator to assist us in our search for things thought lost, and in our quest to return lost items to their rightful owners. Never an adventurer, no one was more surprised than Delaney Nichols when she packed her bags and moved halfway across the world to Edinburgh, Scotland to start a job at The Cracked Spine, a bookshop located in the heart of the city. Her new boss, Edwin MacAlister, has given her the opportunity of a lifetime, albeit a cryptic one, and Delaney can’t wait to take her spot behind the desk. The Cracked Spine is filled with everything a book lover could want, each item as eclectic as the people who work there; the spirited and lovable Rosie, who always has tiny dog Hector in tow; Hamlet, a nineteen-year-old thespian with a colored past and bright future; and Edwin, who is just as enigmatic and mysterious as Delaney expected. An extra bonus is Tom the bartender from across the street, with his cobalt eyes, and a gentle brogue—and it doesn’t hurt that he looks awfully good in a kilt. But before she can settle into her new life, a precious artifact goes missing, and Edwin’s sister is brutally murdered. Never did Delaney think that searching for things lost could mean a killer, but if she’s to keep her job, and protect her new friends, she’ll need to learn the truth behind this Scottish tragedy.