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Miss Garnet's Angel

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ISBN : 9780006514213
Pages : 356 pages
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Download Free Miss Garnet's Angel PDF by Salley Vickers Full Book and published by HarperPerennial. This book was released on 2001 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Salley Vicker's sensational debut novel, 'Miss Garnet's Angel' is a voyage of discovery; a novel about Venice but also the rich story of the explosive possibilities of change in all of us at any time. Julia Garnet is a teacher. Just retired, she is left a legacy which she uses by leaving her orderly life and going to live - in winter - in an apartment in Venice. Its beauty, its secret corners and treasures, and its people overwhelm a lifetime of reserve and caution. Above all, she's touched by the all-prevalent spirit of the Angel, Raphael. The ancient tale of Tobias, who travels to Media unaware he is accompanied by the Archangel Raphael, unfolds alongside Julia Garnet's contemporary journey. The two stories interweave with parents and landladies, restorers and priests, American tourists and ancient travellers abounding. The result is an enormously satisfying journey of the spirit - and Julia Garnet is a character to treasure.

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The Cleaner of Chartres

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ISBN : 1101599634
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Free The Cleaner of Chartres PDF by Salley Vickers Full Book and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-06-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “If you enjoy the work of Marilynne Robinson, Penelope Fitzgerald, James Salter…you should be reading Vickers.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Book World There is something very special about Agnès Morel. A quiet presence in the small French town of Chartres, she can usually be found cleaning the famed medieval cathedral or doing odd jobs for the townspeople. No one knows where she came from or why. Not diffident Abbé Paul, nor lonely Professor Jones, nor even Alain Fleury, whose attention she catches with her tawny eyes. She has transformed all their lives in her own subtle way, yet no one suspects the dark secret Agnès is hiding. Then an accidental encounter dredges up the specter of her past, and the nasty meddling of town gossips forces Agnès to confront her tragic history and the violent act that haunts it.

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Vacation

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ISBN : 0241965802
Pages : 100 pages
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Download Free Vacation PDF by Salley Vickers Full Book and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2012-10-11 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of Miss Garnet's Angel and the forthcoming The Cleaner of Chartres comes a relatable short story about family holidays. When Beth decides to treat her husband Hamish to a short holiday in the Scottish Highlands, his paternal home, she does not bet on the arrival of Una, her oddball mother-in-law. Una's quirks - swimming outdoors (naked) in the freezing cold, her St Tropez perma-tan and breaking into song- naturally put a strain on the holiday, and on their relationship. On the remote, windswept isle, surrounded by the idyllic Scottish countryside, it is almost possible to forget that they are accompanied by her.But when Hamish is called away on business, leaving his wife and mother together in the cottage, he fears that all hell may break loose... Vacation includes a four chapter preview of Salley Vickers' fantastic new novel The Cleaner of Chartres, a charming and timeless novel about motherhood, love and community. Salley Vickers is the author of the word-of-mouth bestseller Miss Garnet's Angel and several other bestselling novels including Mr Golightly's Holiday, The Other Side of You and Dancing Backwards as well as a collection of short stories Aphrodite's Hat. She has worked as a cleaner, a dancer, a university teacher of literature and a psychoanalyst. She is currently a RLF fellow at Newnham College Cambridge and she divides her time between Cambridge and London.

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The Other Side of You

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ISBN : 1466812001
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Free The Other Side of You PDF by Salley Vickers Full Book and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2008-03-04 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. David McBride, death exerts an unusual draw. Despite his profession, he has never come to terms with the violent accident that took his brother's life, a trauma that has shaped his personality and subsequent choice of career. But when a failed suicide, Elizabeth Cruikshank, comes into his care, he finds the deepest reaches of his suppressed history being reactivated. Elizabeth is mysteriously reticent about her own past and it is not until David recalls a painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio that she finally yields her story. As she recounts the chance encounter which took her to Rome, and her tragic tale of passion and betrayal, David begins to find a strange and disturbing reflection of his own loss in the haunted "other side" of this elusive woman. Through one long night's dialogue they journey together into a past which brings painful new insight and uncertain resolution to each of them. The Other Side of You is a powerful meditation on art, and on love in all its manifestations. In distinctive, graceful prose, Salley Vickers explores the ways both love and art can penetrate the complexities of the human heart, to invade and change our being, and the possibilities of regeneration through another's vision and understanding.

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Cousins

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ISBN : 0241972302
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Free Cousins PDF by Salley Vickers Full Book and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2016-11-03 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A wonderful book. Salley Vickers spins a spellbinding account of a family in distress' Elizabeth Strout How much can love ask of us? Brilliant and mercurial Will Tye suffers a life changing accident. The terrible event ripples through three generations of the complex and eccentric Tye family, bringing to light old tragedies and dangerous secrets. Each member of the family holds some clue to the chain of events which may have led to the accident and each holds themselves to blame. Most closely affected is Will's cousin Cecelia, whose affinity with Will leaves her most vulnerable to his suffering and whose own life is for ever changed by how she will respond to it. Told through the eyes of three women close to Will, his sister, his grandmother and his aunt, Cousins is a novel weaving darkness and light which takes us from the outbreak of World War Two to the present day, exploring the recurrence of tragedy, the nature of trangression, and the limits of morality and love.

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The Librarian

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ISBN : 0241330254
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Free The Librarian PDF by Salley Vickers Full Book and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2018-04-26 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A charmingly subversive novel about a library in 1950s England, by the acclaimed author of The Cleaner of Chartres Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a children's librarian. But the apparently pleasant town is not all it seems. Sylvia falls in love with an older man - but it's her connectionto his precocious young daughter and her neighbours' son which will change her life and put them, the library and her job under threat. How does the library alter the young children's lives and how do the children fare as a result of the books Sylvia introduces them to?

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Angels

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ISBN : 1473622107
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Free Angels PDF by Peter Stanford Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-03-07 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'An intriguing exploration of the many roles that angels have played in spiritual life.' - The Sunday Times: Nick Rennison 'In a 2016 poll, one in 10 Britons claimed to have experienced the presence of an angel, while one in three remain convinced that they have a guardian angel. These are huge numbers and mean that, on some counts, angels are doing better than God.' In the secular, sceptical, post-Christian world of the West, continuing faith in angels is both anomaly and comfort. But what exactly are angels, and why have so many in different times and contexts around the globe believed in them? What is their history and role in the great faiths and beyond their walls? Are angels something real, a manifestation of divine concern? Or part of the poetry of religion? And can they continue to illuminate a deeper truth about human existence and the cosmos? These are not new questions. They have been asked over millennia, right up to the present day, as writer, journalist and broadcaster Peter Stanford explores in Angels, his latest investigation into the history, theology and cultural significance of religious ideas. 'There is no better navigator through the space in which art, culture and spirituality meet than Peter Stanford' Cole Moreton, Independent on Sunday

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The Message from Lindisfarne

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ISBN : 0241980739
Pages : 24 pages
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Download Free The Message from Lindisfarne PDF by Salley Vickers Full Book and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2016-10-18 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A wonderful book. Salley Vickers spins a spellbinding account of a family in distress' Elizabeth Strout on 'Cousins' Spring, 1918. Nine-year-old Charlotte Tye wakes up unusually early the night before her brother's wedding, and steals out down the familiar track leading from her house to the seashore. There, she meets a local man, standing alone amid the eider ducks, who carries a mysterious message for her... Read more about three generations of the Tye family from the First World War to the present day in the first two chapters of Salley Vickers' powerful new novel, 'Cousins', included in this e-book.

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Dancing Backwards

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ISBN : 9781429979887
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Free Dancing Backwards PDF by Salley Vickers Full Book and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2010-08-03 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Violet Hetherington has taken the rash step of joining a transatlantic cruise to New York to visit Edwin, an old friend. As she makes the six-day crossing, she relives the traumatic events that led to her losing Edwin's friendship and abandoning her career as a poet for the safety of marriage and domesticity. Despite her natural reserve, she meets a rich variety of passengers traveling with her, who affect her understanding of her own past. Most significant, she meets Dino, the dancing host, whose motives in befriending Vi are shady but who teaches her to ballroom dance and inadvertently helps her to recover from her past. Moving between the late sixties and the present day, Dancing Backwards is written with the lightness of touch and psychological insight that characterize Salley Vickers's acclaimed work. This bittersweet novel is subtle, poignant, and wonderfully entertaining.

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Animating Liturgy

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ISBN : 191051957X
Pages : 200 pages
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Download Free Animating Liturgy PDF by Stephen Platten Full Book and published by Sacristy Press. This book was released on 2017-10-01 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Animating Liturgy invites you to consider the liturgical offering which stands at the heart of the Christian faith.

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The Gospels in Art, Music and Literature Year B

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ISBN : 0281069492
Pages : 389 pages
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Download Free The Gospels in Art, Music and Literature Year B PDF by David Stancliffe Full Book and published by SPCK. This book was released on 2014-11-20 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For all who wish to reflect on the Gospels for each major Sunday and festival, this ebook offers extra dimensions of art, poetry, literary excerpts and music with a commentary by David Standcliffe. These extra resources can inspire and broaden the imagination and understanding.

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Angels, a Messenger by Any Other Name in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic Traditions

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ISBN : 1527514412
Pages : 164 pages
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Download Free Angels, a Messenger by Any Other Name in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic Traditions PDF by John Tracy Greene Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2018-07-26 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What were/are angels and what was/were their purpose(s) still agitates many readers of the many documents in which they are mentioned. This topic proved to both interest and challenge the presenters at the Seminar in Biblical Characters in Seoul, South Korea, from which this book is derived. Communication between the heavenly realms and the earth were/are at the core of the human consideration of, and openness to the existence of beings from the heavens who can and have visited us humans. Humans have constructed a taxonomy of types of what we employ with the catch-all term angels. Some are identified with warfare, others with healing, yet others with informing. Even others are associated with the role of guardian and teacher. These, however, do not exhaust the possibilities. What, apparently, humans volunteer is to acknowledge in their experiences is that extra or ultra-beings have, and continue to influence their lives and destinies. The essays contained in this volume reflect some of the thoughtful responses to this abiding concern.

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Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction

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ISBN : 0230246745
Pages : 197 pages
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Download Free Haunting and Spectrality in Neo-Victorian Fiction PDF by R. Arias Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2009-11-27 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring the pervasive presence of the Victorian past in contemporary culture, these essays use the trope of haunting and spectrality as a critical tool with which to consider neo-Victorian works, as well as our ongoing fascination with the Victorians, combining original readings of well-known novels with engaging analyses of lesser-known works.

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A Year in High Heels

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ISBN : 144471709X
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Download Free A Year in High Heels PDF by Camilla Morton Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-05-26 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If your resolutions tend to look much the same from one year to another and you are suffering from the suspicion that someone, somewhere is having more fun that you, then you need something to revitalise your lust for life. A YEAR IN HIGH HEELS is here to help. This book will guide you through the months with a perfectly co-ordinated combination of culture and challenges. With a monthly muse to inspire, and a suggested title for that soon-to-be-formed book club, dumbing down is so last season. Erin O'Connor, Diane von Furstenberg, Matthew Williamson and others share their secrets about their favourite places - so the next time you check in you'll know what to check out - while Dita von Teese, Anya Hindmarch and Christian Lacroix show you how to undress, how to go green and how to appreciate opera. Eclectic, practical and fantastical, A YEAR IN HIGH HEELS is crammed with fascinating stories, inspiring ideas and surprisingly sensible advice. Forget who, when, why and what to wear. Get ready to wow!

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Living Faith

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ISBN : 1725255197
Pages : 178 pages
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Download Free Living Faith PDF by Stephen W. Need Full Book and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-03-16 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Desperate for new ideas to inspire sermons, Bible studies, or private meditation? Here's the book for you. Living Faith: Through the Church's Year offers fifty-two lively reflections for group or individual use, including resources for further study. Part One leads you through the seasons of the church's year from Advent to Trinity. Starting with the Big Bang, you're taken to Bethlehem for Christmas and into the desert for Lent. Christmas cribs, Easter gardens, and a large crucifix illustrate some of the most important Christian festivals. Bible texts, literature, architecture, poetry, and music all help fill out the picture. Part Two takes you into some crucial aspects of being a Christian. Jesus's question to his disciples at Caesarea Philippi ("Who do you say that I am?") helps you think about some important Gospel stories such as the stilling of the storm and the Samaritan woman. Key saints, such as Francis, Benedict, and Dominic, appear, as do C. S. Lewis, J. S. Bach, Mother Teresa, Simon and Garfunkel, and Paddington Bear! A sumptuous feast of exploration and insight, Living Faith is an exciting and stimulating adventure in Christian life--a must for anyone taking the journey of faith seriously.

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The Poet as Believer

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ISBN : 1409481484
Pages : 294 pages
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Download Free The Poet as Believer PDF by Fr Aidan Nichols O P Full Book and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-06-28 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first comprehensive study of the theological significance of Paul Claudel, a poet frequently cited by literary-minded theologians in Europe and theologically-minded poets (such as von Balthasar, de Lubac and Eliot). His writing combines cosmology and history, Bible and metaphysics, liturgy and the drama of human personality. His work, which continues to arouse discussion in France, was acclaimed in his lifetime as the 'summa poetica' of a new Dante. Aidan Nichols' study demonstrates how Claudel's oeuvre, which is not only poetry but theatre and prose including biblical commentaries, constitutes a rich resource for constructive doctrine, liturgical preaching, and theological reflection. As the comparable example of Geoffrey Hill, Professor of Poetry at Oxford suggests, Aidan Nichols illuminates how Claudel's synthesis of many dimensions remains an important way of practising poetry in the Christian tradition today.

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Going to Extremes in Biblical Rewritings

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ISBN : 3110782200
Pages : 382 pages
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Download Free Going to Extremes in Biblical Rewritings PDF by Anthony Swindell Full Book and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2023-03-20 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The series Studies of the Bible and Its Reception (SBR) publishes monographs and collected volumes which explore the reception history of the Bible in a wide variety of academic and cultural contexts. Closely linked to the multi-volume project Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR), this book series is a publication platform for works which cover the broad field of reception history of the Bible in various religious traditions, historical periods, and cultural fields. Volumes in this series aim to present the material of reception processes or to develop methodological discussions in more detail, enabling authors and readers to more deeply engage and understand the dynamics of biblical reception in a wide variety of academic fields. Further information on „The Bible and Its Reception“.