The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller From Rupi Kaur, the bestselling author of Milk and Honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. Illustrated by Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It is a celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plantin the garden each year they will teach youthat people toomust wiltfallrootrisein order to bloom Praise for Sunday Times bestseller Milk and Honey: `Kaur is at the forefront of a poetry renaissance’ Observer `Kaur made her name with poems about love, life and grief. They resonate hugely’ Sunday Times `Poems tackling feminism, love, trauma and healing in short lines as smooth as pop music’ New York Times `Caught the imagination of a large, atypical poetry audience…Kaur knows the good her poetry does: it saves lives’ Evening Standard `Breathing new life into poetry…It has people reading, and listening’ The Pool `Every so often, a book comes along that seems to have a life of its own, that is passed lovingly from one reader to another with recommendations that insist, “You must read this”. Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey is one such book’ Red Magazineshow
One of the Guardian’s TOP TEN READS for Christmas Featuring ALL the simple and delicious recipes from Jamie’s CHANNEL 4 series – Quick and Easy Food . . . and more, in his most straightforward cookbook yet.’Brilliant’ The Sunday Times Using five ingredients, cleverly combined, you’ll conjure up THE most exciting food . . . a crazy good pork burger topped with stacks of juicy sliced pear, crunchy salad leaves and oozy blue cheese, all squashed down under a soft burger bun. For dessert a classic really sumptuous shortbread, drizzled in dark chocolate and grated orange zest.'[The] crazy good pork burger from Jamie Oliver’s new book is so easy to make and it tastes unreal’ Joe Wicks, The Body Coach________It’s all about making the journey to good food, super-simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a plate of food together fast, whether it’s finished and on the table super-quickly, or after minimal hands-on prep, you’ve let the oven do the hard work for you. We’re talking quality over quantity, a little diligence on the cooking front, and in return massive flavour. Each recipe has been tried and tested (and tested again!) to ensure the book is packed with no-fuss, budget-friendly dishes that you can rustle up, any day of the week.With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice and Noodles and Sweet Things, there’s plenty of quick and easy recipe inspiration to choose from. With every recipe you’ll find a visual ingredient guide, serving size, timings, a short, easy-to-follow method, and quick-reference nutritional information. Jamie’s new cookbook takes the stress out of mealtimes and will inspire cooks and non-cooks alike with beautiful, crazily simple ideas . . .
What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.
While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
The attractions Roopa experienced and the fantasies she entertained as a teen shaped a male imagery that ensconced her subconscious. Insensibly, confident carriage came to be associated with the image of maleness in her mind-set. Her acute consciousness of masculinity only increased her vulnerability to it, making her womanliness crave for the maleness for its gratification. However, as her father was constrained to help her in becoming a doctor, she opts to marry, hoping that Sathyam might serve her cause though the persona she envisioned as masculine, she found lacking in him. But as he fails to go with her idea, she becomes apathetic towards him, and insensibly sinks into her friend Sandhya’s embrace, for lesbian solace.
In time, she comes in contact with Tara the suave call girl who unsuccessfully tries to rope her into her calling to achieve which she introduces Ravi the seducer. However, when Roopa goes to attend Sandhya’s wedding, she loses her heart to Raja Rao the groom even as Prasad, her husband’s lecherous friend falls for her. The scheming Prasad induces Sathaym to go the corrupt way besides weaning him away from Roopa with the aid of whores to make his path clear to her amour and that throws her into a dilemma. But as fate puts Raja Rao into Roopa’s arms, how the tale ends is best described by one Mr. Spencer Critchley, thus: ‘It’s a refreshing surprise to discover that the story will not trace a fall into disaster for Roopa, given that many writers might have habitually followed that course with a wife who strays into extramarital affairs.’
Unfolding the compelling saga of Roopa’s love and loss, governed by the vicissitudes of life, this ‘novel’ nuances man-woman chemistry on one hand, and portrays woman-woman empathy on the other.
Who said the novel is dead; ‘Benign Flame’ raises the bar.
The main character of a new book written by Ivan Korsak, a famous Ukrainian litterateur from Volyn, Arceniy Matsievich (1697-1772 is the representative of the second wave of Ukrainian enlighteners generation in Russia. The son of priest from Volynian nobility. The member of saint Synod. Rostov metropolitan for 20 years (it’s the lightest period in the history of Rosrov). The Great preacher: he wrote 217 gospels. He passionately defended the rights of the Church from government interference.
The lasting fight ended in defrocking and life imprisonment. The metropolitan had been judged for perverse and repellent interpretation of Holy Writ and for ruffling of the lieges for seven days. After the first court Catherine II sent him as a simple monk to the monastery situated near Arkhangelsk. Then he was brought to justice as a political criminal (who should be executed and killed) and the Czarina ordered to immure him in the casemates of Revel fortress.
While this subset has been famously dubbed ‘The Good Parts’, I would implore you, dear reader, to instead consider it the ‘The Easy Parts’, ‘The Safe Parts’, or even ‘The Incomplete Parts’.
Here, we address head on the tendency of JS developers to learn ‘just enough’ to get by, without ever forcing themselves to learn exactly how and why the language behaves the way it does. Furthermore, we eschew the common advice to retreat when the road gets rough.
These books each take on specific core parts of the language which are most commonly misunderstood or under-understood, and dive very deep and exhaustively into them. You should come away from reading with a firm confidence in your understanding, not just of the theoretical, but the practical ‘what you need to know’ bits.
When Coffee and Kale Compete by Alan Klement will help you become better at creating and selling products that people will buy. Your joy at work will grow. You will know how to help companies increase profits, reduce waste, and remain competitive. In doing so, you will help economies prosper, and help provide stable jobs for employees and the families that depend on them. Customers struggle when they try to make their life better but don’t know how. We call this struggle a Job to be Done.
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The romance novel or romantic novel, places its primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an “emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending.” It focuses on passion, emotion, and the affectionate romantic involvement of the main characters. It can also be labeled as the expressive and pleasurable feeling from an emotional attraction towards another person often associated with sexual attraction. In traditional literary terms, a narration of the extraordinary exploits of heroes, often in exotic or mysterious settings. Most of the stories of King Arthur and his knights are romances. The term romance has also been used for stories of mysterious adventures, not necessarily of heroes.
Romance fiction is smart, fresh and diverse. Whether you enjoy contemporary dialogue, historical settings, mystery, thrillers or any number of other themes, there’s a romance novel waiting for you. Some of the main characteristics of romantic literature include a focus on the writer or narrator’s emotions and inner world; celebration of nature, beauty, and imagination; idealization of women and many other traits that bind the most basic romantic elements together.
Romanticism in the other hand is a style of art and literature during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that emphasized the imagination and emotions. Romanticism, unlike the other “isms” is more intellectual. The term itself was coined in the 1840s, in England, but the movement had been around since the late 18th century, primarily in Literature and Arts. The basic idea in romanticism is that reason cannot explain everything.
Romance sub-genres include contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, science fiction romance, fantasy romance, time-travel romances, inspirational romance, multicultural romance, erotic romance.
- Contemporary romance, the largest of the romance novel subgenres, is set in the time when they were written, and usually reflect the mores of their time.
- Category romances are short, usually no more than 200 pages, or about 55,000 words.
- Historical romance (also historical novel) is a broad category of fiction in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past.
- Regency romances are a subgenre of romance novels set during the period of the British Regency (1811–1820) or early 19th century.
- Medieval romance literature, a style of heroic prose and verse narrative current in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
- Paranormal romance is a subgenre of both romantic fiction and speculative fiction. Paranormal romance focuses on romantic love and includes elements beyond the range of scientific explanation.
- And the list goes on…
The Last of the Mohicans is one of the most famous tales of pioneer American adventure. Set during the French and Indian War, Mohicans tells the tale of the journey of two daughters to meet their father, a colonel, at Fort William Henry. The road is long and dangerous, and they, along with their American and Native guides, encounter adventure at each step.
Mohicans is actually the second book in a pentalogy, the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy. While the pentalogy saw success in its time, today Mohicans is by far the best-known of the books.