After the Great War, British men and women grappled with their ignorance about sexuality and desire. Seeking advice and information from doctors, magazines, and each other, they wrote tens of thousands of letters about themselves as sexual subjects. In these letters, they disclosed their uncertainties, their behaviors, and the role of sexuality in their lives. Their fascinating narratives tell how people sought to unleash their imaginations and fashion new identities.Making Modern Love shows how readers embraced popular media self-help books, fetish magazines, and advice columns as a source of information about sexuality and a means for telling their own stories. From longings for transcendent marital union to fantasies of fetish wear, cross-dressing, and whipping, men and women revealed a surprising range of desires and behaviors (queer and otherwise) that have been largely disregarded until now. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Almond Eastland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/141641/bk_acx0_141641_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Super Grains Nuts & Seeds:Truly modern recipes for spelt almonds quinoa & more Renée Elliott
Cooking oils play an integral part in food preparation. These oils have been in use since cooking began, and some, like the olive oil, ghee, and flaxseed oil are some of the oldest existing forms of healthy oils still in use. Cooking oils are an essential ingredient of modern cooking since no food can be made without them. Oils are used for other purposes as well, for example in health applications. Take almond oil for example, a well-known skin toner with 8% saturated content and 17% omega-6 fats. That makes almond oil one of the healthiest oils, although this oil has hardly been used for cooking purposes because of high content of monounsaturated fats (66%), thus making it an unsuitable choice for high-temperature cooking. However, almond oil is used as a dressing ingredient for several dishes and recipes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075362/bk_acx0_075362_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Melissa Forti is the Italian Baker. In her tea room in an idyllic medieval town near Tuscany, she bakes beautiful cakes that combine Italian traditions with her own modern twists.This book is a collection of Melissa´s favourite tarts, celebration cakes, loaves, biscuits and coffee-time treats borne out of her unique style of baking. Every recipe is a treat, taking in deliciously popular Italian ingredients like olive oil, mascarpone, almonds and stunning fresh fruit. Melissa gives perennial favourites like carrot cake, brownies, chocolate cake and cheesecake a fresh, Italian makeover, as well as sharing traditional Italian recipes and others handed down through her family. Every cake and cookie tells a story, reflecting Melissa´s travels, her passion for good food and the love of her Italian heritage.
Joe lives with his mother in Helmouth, a forgotten village crumbling on the edge of the suburbs. His days are spent trying to evade the demands of school and the taunts of the local bullies. Joe´s friend, Stanny, insists that Joe must toughen up, become a survivor - and he is adamant that a weekend in the wilderness with Stanny and his Uncle Joff will do the trick. Into Joe´s unhappy world comes Hackenschmidt´s Circus, and with it the strangely familiar Corinna. She tells Joe, ´In the circus there is a secret heart ´ - a place of contained wildness where the barriers between the human and animal world are fluid. And indeed, Joe´s dreams are already stalked by a tiger, so real that his skin and its pelt begin to feel as one.... A stunning novel from the author of the modern children´s classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children´s Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Almond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hkid/000150/bk_hkid_000150_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Kit has just moved to Stoneygate with his family, to live with his ageing grandfather who is gradually succumbing to Alzheimer´s Disease. Stoneygate is an insular place, scarred by its mining history - by the danger and death it has brought them. Where the coal mine used to be there is now a wilderness. Here Kit meets Askew, a surly and threatening figure who masterminds the game called Death, a frightening ritual of hypnotism; and Kit makes friends with Allie, the clever school troublemaker. As Kit struggles to adjust to his new life and the gradual failing of his beloved grandfather, these two friendships pull him towards a terrifying resolution. Haunted by ghosts of the past, Kit must confront death and - ultimately - life. A stunning novel from the author of the modern children´s classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children´s Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Almond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hkid/000149/bk_hkid_000149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There he was, below the bridge, half-naked, eyes blazing. He had a pair of burning torches. He ran them back and forth across his skin. He sipped from a bottle, breathed across a torch, and fire and fumes leapt from his lips. The air was filled with the scent of paraffin. He breathed again, a great high spreading flag of fire. He glared. He roared like an animal. That summer, life had seemed perfect for Bobby Burns. But now it´s autumn and the winds of change are blowing hard. Bobby´s dad is mysteriously ill. His new school is a cold and cruel place. And worse: nuclear war may be about to start. But Bobby has a wonder-working friend called Ailsa Spink. And he´s found the fire-eater, a devil called McNulty. What can they do together on Bobby´s beach? Is it possible to work miracles? Will they be able to transform the world?A stunning novel from the author of the modern children´s classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children´s Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Almond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hkid/000095/bk_hkid_000095_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Erin, January, and Mouse live in a children´s home, Whitegates. They often dream of escape, and frequently journey into the outside world. Running away is something they know all about. But this time January builds a raft, and the three of them head precariously down river. Towards the Black Middens. This time they might never come back. When they stumble across a disused factory and its strange inhabitants - Grampa and Heaven Eyes - they wonder if they´ll even have the choice. Heaven Eyes is the girl who should have drowned at sea. The mysterious girl desperately searching for her family, hoping that these three might be the family she has lost. She has a secret history only Grampa knows. And does he trust these three invaders enough to tell them? Erin feels a sisterly responsibility for Heaven Eyes, Mouse longs to belong anywhere and anyhow, but January thinks Grampa´s a murderer. Whatever happens, all three have a part to play... A stunning novel from the author of the modern children´s classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children´s Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Imogen Stubbs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hkid/000148/bk_hkid_000148_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With fascination, Davie and his friend Geordie watch the arrival of a new boy, Stephen Rose, in their town. He seems to have come from nowhere, and when he arrives to live with his distant aunt, the local Crazy Mary, no one envies his new home. But perhaps he´s the answer to Davie and Geordie´s prayers - a secret weapon in their war against monstrous Mouldy and his gang. Intrigued, Davie and Geordie befriend Stephen. But they are heading innocently down a path that brings with it a monster of an entirely unexpected nature. Their encounter with the mysterious Stephen is as incredible as it is menacing, and as the true story of Stephen´s past slowly emerges, Davie´s life is changed forever. A stunning novel from the author of the modern children´s classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children´s Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Tompkinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hkid/000094/bk_hkid_000094_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.