Duncan Minshull is a producer at BBC Radio and the editor of various anthologies, including The Vintage Book of Walking. He has also written aboout the subject of walking for newspapers and magazines. He lives in west Lodon.
Author: Duncan Minshull
Publisher: Hesperus Press
`Something always happens on a walk, either in the head or on the road ahead. I hope you enjoy following them all. Duncan Minshull The little man then made an attack. He climbed with his hands and feet, wildly. Brambles forced him back and stones slid beneath his feet. The peak swayed and tottered and was about to smite with a granite arm. The summit was a blaze of red wrath. But the little man at last reached the top. He swaggered with valor to the edge of the cliff. His hands were scornfully in his pockets. He gazed at the western horizon edged sharply against a yellow sky. `Ho!' he said. `There's Boyd's house and the Lumberland Pike.' The mountain under his feet was motionless. Stephen Crane, `The Mesmeric Mountain `I am looking for something more mysterious. For the path you read about in books, the old lane choked with undergrowth, whose entrance the weary prince could not discover.'---Alain-Fournier Walkers, like lovers of literature, are driven by the urge to explore, and writers have blessed their fictional characters with itchy feet since the earliest of narratives. Milton's Adam and Eve leaving Eden, Mrs Yeobright's maternal anxiety spurring her across country in Hardy's The Return of the Native, militant miners in Zola's Germinal: walks found in novels, short stories and even drama can have a multitude of meanings. Editor Duncan Minshull here forges a botd path through the greatest of the world's literature, collecting extracts from Dickens and Dostoevsky, Proust and Poe, Kipling, Kafka and many more to show imaginations time and again set in motion by the simple act of walking. Duncan Minshull is a producer at BBC Radio and the editor of various anthologies, including The Vintage Book of Walking. He has also written aboout the subject of walking for newspapers and magazines. He lives in west Lodon. Will Self is the author of seven novels, four collections of shorter fiction and four novellas. He is a contributor to a plethora of publications and a regular radio and television broadcaster. He is also a notable walker and writer on walking, most recently in Psycho Too, his second collection of ambulatory pieces for The Independent newspaper. He lives in London.
nerve root at the original site of the injury. I reminded them that, since this recent
incident a week ago, he'd been intensely fearful of putting any weight on that leg
or letting anyone touch it. I told them that up until that point, Devin had been slow
Author: Wendy Weckstein
Publisher: Abbott Press
After a seemingly insignificant fall off of his brother’s shoulders at a high school soccer game, thirteen-year-old Devin Weckstein was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The bright, musically talented, and energetic boy turned into a debilitated young man seemingly overnight. His parents sought every treatment possible, but no one could have imagined the challenges that lay ahead. The Burning Truth chronicles the incredible journey of mother and son as they not only deal with chronic pain, but also attempt to find a cure for Devin’s illness. With a deeply honest voice, Weckstein relives their frustrations with physicians and the medical care system, the special education within the school system, the inconceivable misconceptions regarding pain in children, and the daunting world of medical marijuana. Two tireless years of diligent searching later, the Wecksteins learned about Dr. David Sherry from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Despair turned to hope. During his five grueling weeks at the hospital, Devin underwent the aggressive treatment that would bring this courageous young man back to life. Told from a mother’s perspective, The Burning Truth reveals the heartache, courage, and strength of the Weckstein family in their search to help Devin; it ultimately proves the power of family, love, and the human spirit.
Instead, I turned away, and as the PTs carefully swung my legs back onto the bed
, a few tears dripped onto my gown. For weeks I had been wearing pneumatic
compression stockings over my legs as I lay in bed. Every minute or so, ...
Author: Jane Casey
Publisher: Minotaur Books
A determined young police constable goes it alone against an enigmatic killer and her bosses in a series debut for fans of Sophie Hannah and Tana French The Burning Man. It's the name the media has given a brutal murderer who has beaten four young women to death before setting their bodies ablaze in secluded areas of London's parks. And now there's a fifth. Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious detective constable, keen to make her mark on the murder task force. Her male colleagues believe Maeve's empathy makes her weak, but the more she learns about the latest victim, Rebecca Haworth, from her grieving friends and family, the more determined Maeve becomes to bring her murderer to justice. But how do you catch a killer no one has seen when so much of the evidence has gone up in smoke? Maeve's frenetic hunt for a killer in Jane Casey's gripping series debut will entrance even the most jaded suspense readers.
And it kept on burning like the burning bush in the Bible that did not burn to ashes
. The flames gave no smoke and did not destroy . They just leaped around and all
over the ship . All over the sails and all over the rigging , heating all to red ...
Author: Moritz Adolph Jagendorf
A collection of 14 folk tales from New York City with notes on the stories and words and music of 5 related songs.