Timeless tales from all over India. From Bengal to Bastar and Kashmir to Coorg, there are stories that have been handed down generations: bedtime stories for children, fireside stories for travellers, who have heard these tales, wondered at them and repeated them to others. In A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folktales, Aditi De collects forty such stories from various parts of India and retells them with dollops of humour. A friendless crocodile, a timid mouse and a vain fox are among some of the eccentric characters that appear in this book. There is also a clever princess, a hapless priest with heron feathers flying out of his mouth, and galleries of rogues. Strange happenings are not uncommon, so a nail tree grows out of nail clippings and a beetle saves a man from the dungeons. Full of the details of everyday life, festivities and food, these ageless stories have seldom been so exciting and such fun. Accompanied by Uma Krishnaswamy's brilliant illustrations, this book will introduce the magic of Indian folktales to a new generation of readers.
More Indian Folktales
Author: Aditi De
Publisher: Penguin Books India
No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we'll never forget. Meet the philandering husband who thinks he's committed the perfect murder; the self-assured chess champion who plays a beautiful woman for stakes far higher than cash; and the finance minister who needs to crack the secrets of a Swiss bank. Jeffrey Archer's collection of twelve spellbinding stories will sweep you on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honor that you'll never forget.
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Wolfeyes Books
A TWIST IN THE TALE is a book containing four different stories - but what each story has in common is that they all have an unusual and unexpected ending. A final unforseen twist - hence the title. The first - SEA DEEP- tells the story of Pete an advertising man in London who is suddenly made redundant. Finding it difficult to get another job in the world of advertising he embarks on an adventure to fulfill an ambition which subsequently completely changes his life. The second - ILLUSION - recounts the impact on a small boy during World War Two of seeing captured Italian soldiers behind barbed wire in a prisoner of war camp built on the moors outside Sheffield and the friendship that he establishes with one of them followed by his subsequent attempt after the war to meet the man back in his home village near Milan. The third - CHOICE - again returns to the Advertising and Marketing world. As the story evolves we see how the central character Dave struggles with his conscience over the affair he is having with a work colleague, and how it affects his relationship with his wife and two children. Eventually he has to make a choice - wife or mistress? But fate has a way of interfering in his decision. The final story - GONE - deals with the issue of a businessman happily married for ten years but who one Sunday afternoon simply walks out of their farmhouse and completely disappears. Where has he gone and why? And who is the mysterious Bulgarian woman who appears on the scene and what has she got to do with the missing man? A taut "who-dun-it" which like the other stories at the end has a Twist in the Tale .
Four stories with surprising endings
Author: Mike Upton
Publisher: Author House
Reading level: 5 [blue].
Five Short Stories
Author: Arthur Hoey Davis,Penny Cameron,John George Lang,Mary Fortune,Henry Lawson,Jessie Couvreur
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
A diverse collection of poems, all with a twist at the end to surprise you. This one is by Rachel Rooney: 'A cynical man from Mauritius, Thought it foolish to be superstitious. When a black cat passed near, He stood firm, without fear (What a shame that the panther was vicious.'
Author: Valerie Bloom
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Category: Children's poetry, English
Author: Parsimony Press Staff
Category: Short stories
The follow-up to Brian Tracy's Create Your Own Future, Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life is a book packed with principles that the reader can immediately apply to get positive results in their professional and personal lives. It delivers a powerful, positive message for business people who want to achieve their full potential and climb to the heights of success.
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Author: Adele Ramet
Publisher: How to Books Limited
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Max Life i-genius Young Authors Hunt is a nation-wide search for the best young writers in India. It drew a massive response in its first year. The top fifty stories, chosen by a jury consisting of Ruskin Bond, Chetan Bhagatand the editorial team at Red Turtle, are now presented here. A dream world populated by rabbits, a scary encounter with Humayun the Mughal king, a laboratory where things have gone horribly wrong, are just some of the stories in this book. Parents and grandparents, aliens and enemies, best friends and animals walk through these pages. At times funny and imaginative, at others sensitive and sad, these tales are products of the unfettered imaginations of children. Accompanied by lively illustrations that bring alive this varied world of stories, i-genius A Twist in the Talewill entertain and inspire readers of all ages
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Haydn Lewis
Publisher: Indepenpress Publishing
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Aftermath with William Shatner, A Twist in the Tale (TV series), Flick Flack, Free Enterprise (film), How William Shatner Changed the World, Invasion Iowa, James T. Kirk, Secrets of a Married Man, Shatner's Raw Nerve, T. J. Hooker, Weird or What?, William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet, William Shatner's musical career. Excerpt: William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has also authored a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television. Shatner also played the eponymous veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. Afterwards, he hosted the reality-based television series, Rescue 911 from 1989 to 1996, which won a People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Dramatic Series. He has since worked as a musician, author, producer, director and celebrity pitchman. From 2004 to 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane in the television dramas The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal for which he won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Shatner was born on March 22, 1931, in the Cote Saint-Luc neighbourhood of Montreal, Quebec, the son of Anne (nee Garmaise) and Joseph Shatner, a clothing manufacturer. He has two sisters, Joy and Farla. His paternal grandfather, Wolf Schattner, anglicized the family name to "Shatner." All...
Aftermath with William Shatner, a Twist in the Tale (Tv Series), Flick Flack, Free Enterprise (Film), How William Shatner Changed The
Author: Source Wikipedia
A Twist in the POGO's Tale is a very detailed personal account of one man's journey and experience in building a life and a profession in the Army through the transformative decades after the World War II. The author has provided an insight into what it was like for a young Queensland man to be swept up in the Australian coming of age entailed in closer engagement with Asia, after the Western ascendancy ended in the decade following the surrender of Japan in 1945.The new Australian Army of the Sixties and the Seventies engaged in a form of warfare that was very different to that experienced by earlier generations. Nothing was straightfor-ward and everything was complex.POGOs, like the author, could no longer be considered to be separate from the battle and had to be trained and ready to take their part in the action. That is part of the twist in this story. The other part is the sympathetic con-nection with Vietnam that followed for many veterans of the War and is very much a part of this POGO's Tale.
An Army Clerk's Passage from Childhood to War in Vietnam
Author: Derek Smith
Die junge Holländerin Linda hat alles verloren – ihre Familie, ihr Zuhause, ihr Kind. Dann rettet sie kurz entschlossen ein Baby aus einem Zug nach Ausschwitz und sucht Zuflucht bei einem Zirkus. Doch um unerkannt zu bleiben, muss sie mit der Artistin Astrid zusammenarbeiten – am Trapez. Diese hat selbst ein Geheimnis, das sie um jeden Preis wahren muss. Widerwillig nähern sich die beiden ungleichen Frauen bei dem gefährlichen Training an. Bis Linda sich in den Franzosen Luc verliebt und damit alles aufs Spiel setzt.
Author: Pam Jenoff
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
Die beiden ersten historischen Romane der Reihe in einem E-Book Bundle! Band 1. Die Henkerstochter Kurz nach dem Dreißigjährigen Krieg wird in der bayerischen Stadt Schongau ein sterbender Junge aus dem Lech gezogen. Eine Tätowierung deutet auf Hexenwerk hin und sofort beschuldigen die Schongauer die Hebamme des Ortes. Der Henker Jakob Kuisl soll ihr unter Folter ein Geständnis entlocken, doch er ist überzeugt: die alte Frau ist unschuldig. Unterstützt von seiner Tochter Magdalena und dem jungen Stadtmedicus macht er sich auf die Suche nach dem Täter. Band 2. Die Henkerstochter und der schwarze Mönch Schongau 1660: Der Pfarrer der Lorenzkirche wurde vergiftet. Mit letzter Kraft konnte er noch ein Zeichen geben, das zu einem uralten Templergrab in der Krypta führt. Dort entdecken der Henker Jakob Kuisl, seine Tochter Magdalena und der Medicus Simon rätselhafte Hinweise auf einen Templerschatz. Der Mörder des Pfarrers ist dem Geheimnis längst auf der Spur, aber auch eine brutale Räuberbande hat davon erfahren. Ein gnadenloser Wettlauf beginnt.
Zwei historische Romane in einem E-Book
Author: Oliver Pötzsch
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
The ark Of Hoof print Hoof Prints- A twist in the tail. What the program is planned to do is clear. It must be stopped from causing damage to the folk in the dunes. A new Oilfield would explain the plan to increase the War Zone. Who is behind such a program, a program that can control the weather in each zone? There is another reason the team have been chased over the Blue Mountains and across nations. A reason that know no one could have ever guessed hidden behind the cover ‘Moor’ used to hamper their chances of preventing the program from continuing the war! Second part of a Tale of a Tail
Ark Of Hoof Prints
Author: Evelyn G Lohmann
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Die Hummel ist nicht nur ein pelziges Geschöpf, an dessen Anblick wir uns erfreuen, sie ist auch ein Wunder der Natur, das die Gesetze der Schwerkraft überlistet, und ein Nutztier, das jährlich Abermillionen Tomaten und Johannisbeeren bestäubt. Doch die Hummel ist vom Aussterben bedroht. Ihr Verschwinden hätte gravierende Folgen für unsere Gesellschaft. Dave Goulson, Englands führender Hummelforscher, öffnet uns die Augen für ungeahnte Zusammenhänge zwischen Hummeln und Menschen. Sein Buch ist eine Liebeserklärung an die wahre Königin der Lüfte, eine hinreißend humorvolle Schilderung eines großen Abenteuers, der Rettung der Erdbauhummel – und ein furioses Plädoyer für die Bewahrung der Natur.
Eine kurze Geschichte der Hummel
Author: Dave Goulson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG