In 1942, as war spread in the Far East and the British, Japanese and Chinese fought ferocious battles on Burmese soil, a 11-year-old Anglo-Burmese boy and his family found themselves trapped in the path of the advancing armies. Like hundreds of thousands of other refugees abandoned by the civil administration, their only hope of survival was to try to escape on foot to India through the dense jungles of Northern Burma. Stephen Brookes was that young boy, and in this account he describes the flight from his affluent home and the fearful 3000-mile journey that partially destroyed his family. It took them via China and the Burma Road, ending in a 300-mile barefoot trek across mountain ridges, where they were ambushed by Chinese soldiers, through the terrible jungle swamps of the Hukawng Valley at the height of the monsoon and into the horror of an internment camp where they were left to rot for months. Those eight months of fear, sickness and starvation turned him from a boy into a man as he witnessed the death of his father and took on responsibility for his mother and sick brother and sister until they finally reached safety at Jhansi in India.
Traditional Sweater Book (Hardcover). 1987. Met beschrijving. Ook voor fijn brijwerk.Engels.
A guide to the "Star Trek" phenomenon provides facts and trivia about all aspects of the popular TV series and its TV and film spinoffs
6/11/18. Tron: The Betrayal is an action-packed original story that takes place in the world of the Tron franchise.
Pictures and Rhymes for Children .
The first serious study of the development of the legionnaires' appearance from the Legion's formation to the present. This revised edition provides further information and brings the story up to date. A concise illustrated record, based upon many years of research into documents, histories and photographs and upon interviews with legionnaires, built around more than 100 meticulously detailed full-colour figure paintings, supported by many rare photographs. The text gives extensive descriptions of the uniforms, field dress and equipment of the Legion in all periods.
United We Fall is the book that invites the fan into that intriquing world ot power and politics, as witnessed behind the scenes at a Premiership club. It is the unique story of life deep inside football, detailing the rise and fall of one of the country's most legendary clubs - Leeds United. It is also the true story of how a childhood fan rose to become chairman of his beloved club in a fantasy football dream that went spectacularly wrong.
25/11/16.'Vampireology' reveals the history of vampires who have lived among us and preyed on humans since the beginning of time. Written in 1900 by the world's Protector, Archibold Brooks, the unpublished manuscript falls into the hands of our detective, Kraik, when Brooks is murdered in 1920. Kraik is given the task of publishing the book.
One night in Beirut in September 1982, while Israeli soldiers secured the area, Christian militia members entered the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila and began to massacre hundreds, if not thousands, of Palestinians. Ari Folman was one of those Israeli soldiers, but for more than twenty years he remembered nothing of that night or of the weeks leading up to it. Then came a friend's disturbing dream, and with it Folman's need to excavate the truth of the war in Lebanon and answer the crucial question: what was he doing during the hours of slaughter?
Verses full of bubbling nonsense and rhythm, written for the author's son, Christopher Robin. It is for "very small children (and for their elders who get a surreptitious joy from what is meant for their little ones)".
6/6/17. She explores the figure of the witch both as historical reality and as archetype - as Halloween hag and full-breasted seductress - as a lingering vestige of a primeval religion and a projection of fear of the unknown.In prose and poetry, all wonderfully enhanced by the illustrations of Joseph A. Smith, Erica Jong treats the witch as a survivor of the age of sorcery, as a scapegoat for male-dominated church-state politics, as a remarkable natural healer, and as a hexer without peer. Tales of torture and triumph, a gallery of witches' familiars, real recipes for love potions and for flying lotions, and formulas for spells and incantations make this rich serio-comic excursion vibrate with mystery and delight.
Zen:the diamond thunderbolt. Rebel Publishing House, 1988. Hardcover.5 books in Box. English.