Author: Ellis Peters
Publisher: Piper Schicksalsvoll
Vor dem Hintergrund des faszinierenden Europa des ausgehenden 13. Jahrhunderts entfaltet Ellis Peters die Geschichte eines genialen Baumeisters und ein lebendiges Bild seiner Zeit: Ein farbenprächtiger historischer Roman für alle Fans von Ken Folletts »Säulen der Erde« und Rebecca Gablé! England um 1200 zur Zeit von King John - eine Epoche von Schönheit und Niedertracht, von Loyalität und Verschwörung. Der junge Baumeister Harry Talvace und sein Freund Adam werden unrechtmäßig angeklagt und müssen aus ihrer walisischen Heimat nach Paris fliehen, wo sie den charismatischen Lord Isambard und die venezianische Schönheit Benedetta kennenlernen. Für Isambard soll Harry eine nie dagewesene Kathedrale bauen, die bis zum Himmel reicht. Doch während das Bauwerk wächst, fallen Schatten von Eifersucht, Rache und Tod auf den jungen Künstler. Der Auftakt einer großartigen Trilogie aus der Feder der Bestsellerautorin Ellis Peters, auch bekannt unter ihrem Klarnamen Edith Pargeter. Die weiteren Bände der »Heaven Tree«-Reihe von Ellis Peters, »Das Erbe des Baumeisters« und »Die Rückkehr des Baumeisters« sind ebenfalls bei Piper Fahrenheit erschienen.
Author: Avis A. Townsend
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Albion highlights a historic community in the Lake Ontairo region of western New York State. With vintage photographs and fascinating detail, the book records Courthouse Square, early salt roads and quarries, splendid cobblestone houses, the Erie Canal passing through town, famous resident George Pullman, Rich's Corners, two correctional facilities, and the outstanding garden-style Mount Albion Cemetery.
Author: Mark O'Doherty
Wir befinden uns im antiken England kurz nach der romischen Invasion, im Jahr 55 n. Chr. Die Romer haben Albion besetzt und ein neues Zeitalter bricht fur die Kelten heran. Doch die drei Druiden - Kieran, Brendon und Sine - haben es sich in den Kopf gesetzt, das Rad der Zeit zuruckzudrehen. Der romische Prafekt Clavicula kreuzigt die drei Druiden. Und obwohl sie tot sind und nur noch in der spirituellen Welt existieren, geben sie den Kampf fur ihr geliebtes Albion nicht auf. Als ihr Werkzeug wollen die drei Druiden die keltische Konigin Boadicea benutzen, doch dann taucht plotzlich der Engel Albert auf, der die Aufgabe hat, den drei rachesuchtigen Druiden entgegen zu wirken und mit Nachstenliebe Romer und Kelten zu vereinen. Somit beginnt ein Kampf um die Seele von Albion...
The Origins of the English Imagination
Author: Peter Ackroyd
With his characteristic enthusiasm and erudition, Peter Ackroyd follows his acclaimed London: A Biography with an inspired look into the heart and the history of the English imagination. To tell the story of its evolution, Ackroyd ranges across literature and painting, philosophy and science, architecture and music, from Anglo-Saxon times to the twentieth-century. Considering what is most English about artists as diverse as Chaucer, William Hogarth, Benjamin Britten and Viriginia Woolf, Ackroyd identifies a host of sometimes contradictory elements: pragmatism and whimsy, blood and gore, a passion for the past, a delight in eccentricity, and much more. A brilliant, engaging and often surprising narrative, Albion reveals the manifold nature of English genius. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Kenneth Patchen
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
A chronicle of violent fury and compassion, written when Surrealism was still vigorous and doing battle with psychotic "reality," The Journal of Albion Moonlight is the American monument to engagement.
Author: Alan Moore,Leah Moore,John Rappion,Shane Oakley
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Suggested for mature readers.
Adventures in the Christed Initiation in the Buddha Body
Author: Richard Leviton
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
FICTION Take a visionary walk through the cosmos right here on the Earth What if you woke up one morning and realized you are the cosmos, all the heavenly realms and gods, and a refl ection of God Himself/Herself? Th at you and the Earth have the same structures of consciousness, are made virtually the same? Walking in Albion is an amusing, passionate fi rst-person answer to that. It chronicles interactions with the Earth through its sacred sites in a style full of jokes and visions, whinges and epiphanies. Leviton reports life on the path of the Christed Grail Knight in search of a cosmic spirit called Albion, the cosmos in a giant human form, the soul of the planet. Albion is a picture map of Creation, full of lights and palaces and the memories of humanity on Earth since the beginning. Join Leviton in an odyssey of meditation and visionary experience from sites in Norway, France, England, and Scotland to America, Mexico, and Tahiti. Oh yes, he travels with plenty of sidekicks, jokers, and wellwishers, especially angels. Want a freshly conceived meditative-spiritual experience that includes the Earth as a prime recipient of your contacts and changes? Walking in Albion is an unusual and original approach to the Mysteries of human and Earth, a fresh, bold way of regarding the authentic Christ, not as dogma but experience yoursin the theater of the Earth. Plus guidelines to relate eff ectively with the geomantic landscape, and have fun and insight doing it, as you contribute to the Earths well-being starting today and begin
Author: Frank Passic
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The Albion Malleable Iron Company was the major influence in bringing hundreds of workers from eastern and southern Europe, and from southern U.S. states to Albion, Michigan, in the early 20th century. These workers established their families and lived their lives in this industrial town, which grew to become a true "melting pot" of ethnic diversity in the 20th century. Albion in the 20th Century features more than 225 photographs from the personal collection of Albion historian Frank Passic, which chronologically show the changes in the community. The book focuses on everyday workers (including union officials and factory workers) and ball teams-plus "famous" people such as wildlife artist Lynn Bogue Hunt and writer-photographer Gwen Dew. Notable events chronicled include the capture of the Purple Gang car, the 1994 NCAA Division III Albion College Britons national football championship, and the Cardboard Classic sled race.
The German Conquest of the Baltic Islands
Author: Michael B. Barrett
Publisher: Indiana University Press
In October 1917, an invasion force of some 25,000 German soldiers, accompanied by a flotilla of 10 dreadnoughts, 350 other vessels, a half-dozen zeppelins, and 80 aircraft, attacked the Baltic islands of Dago, Osel, and Moon at the head of the Gulf of Riga. It proved to be the most successful amphibious operation of World War I. The three islands fell, the Gulf was opened to German warships and was now a threat to Russian naval bases in the Gulf of Finland, and 20,000 Russians were captured. The invasion proved to be the last major operation in the East. Although the invasion had achieved its objectives and placed the Germans in an excellent position for the resumption of warfare in the spring, within three weeks of the operation, the Bolsheviks took power in Russia (November 7, 1917) and Albion faded into obscurity as the war in the East came to a slow end.
Memoirs of a Refugee Girl, 1938-1940
Author: Elisabeth M. Orsten
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Five months after the author's tenth birthday Hitler entered Austria and it became clear to her parents that, even as a Catholic, she was Jewish according to Nazi criteria, and if she were to survive she would have to leave her native country. Transported to England by English Quakers she was lodged with a friend of her family. Feeling very alone Elisabeth had immediately to start learning a new language and to accomodate herself to quite a different culture. Her diary, which she was given by her nanny before she left Austria, shows her struggle in getting used to this new environment. At the age of twelve, just as she was getting used to life in England she was put on a ship to America. Only when she was finally reunited with her parents and brother did the diary entries cease. Fifty years later, Elisabeth Orsten shares the diary with us. Full of personal feelings and private incident, these memories constitute an intimate account of the problems a refugee child faces when suddenly placed alone into a different and unfamiliar world.
A Novel of Ancient Britain
Author: Ilka Tampke
Set in Ancient Britain on the cusp of Roman invasion, Daughter of Albion is a mesmerizing novel about the collision of two worlds and a young woman torn between two men. Daughter of Albion transports the reader to the village of Caer Cad in southwest Britain, AD 43, where the dark cloud of the Roman Empire is gathering on the horizon. A baby girl is abandoned on the doorstep of the Tribequeen’s kitchen. Cookmother takes her in and names her Ailia.Without family, Ailia is an outsider in her village, forbidden from marriage and excluded from learning. Despite this, she grows up an intelligent and brave young woman, serving the Tribequeen of her township until the day when an encounter with an enigmatic man named Taliesin leads Ailia to the Mothers, the tribal ancestors, who have chosen her for another path. Ailia’s growing awareness of her future role as the tribal protector and her relationships with the two very different men she loves will be utterly tested by the imminent threat of Emperor Claudius preparing to take the island. With an incredibly compelling heroine, Daughter of Albion is a suspenseful and richly rewarding novel about women, about power, about love, and about the clash of cultures and the tenacity of belief.