Mango Lady & Other Stories from Hawaii takes the reader on a journey not unlike a long ride across the face of a giant wave, full of unexpected turns and surprises, weaving together memories, fantasies, and personalities that stretch from long ago Hawaii to modern day Vietnam. Through all of them is the connecting spirit of the Islands, its special mana, its people, its surf, bringing times past into the present in a special, intimate way. There is Mango Lady, who lived in Waikiki since childhood, watching her ancient preoccupations become irrelevant in the new bustle of development. There is The Man to Whom Surf Cam, the tale of a magical Urban who never failed to attract surf. There is A November Surfer, an adventure of a senior surfer at remote Rabbit Island. There is Hard Port, an intriguing pulling together of Hawaii and Russia, when a longtime surfer visits Nakhodka in the Russian Far East, the land of his ancestors. Finally, there is the flamboyant and unsettling Captain Aloha, a tale of two old surfing friends from Hawaii and the horrors of the war in Vietnam, a unique portrait of psychology and culture, of friendship and passing time. Ted Gugelyk came to Hawaii in 1957 as a crew member on a TransPacific racing yacht. He has remained in Hawaii ever since. To en¬able him to live in Hawaii and pursue his love of surfing and sailing, he has held various jobs. Over the years he has been a laborer in the construction industry, lifeguard, toy department stock clerk at Sears and Roebuck, busboy, dishwasher, baggage porter at the Matsons Moana Hotel, and parking valet. At one time he owned a circle island tour business called Folkways Hawaiiana, and offered educational cultural tours of Oahu. He has also served as an Asian history teacher at Punahou School. At the University of Hawaii he has been a sociology instructor, foreign student advisor, dean of students at Maui Community Col¬lege, and director of the pre-law program at UH Manoa. He also served as a senior program officer at the East-West Center. Over the years he has also taught courses in sociology at Oahu Prison (OCCC). He has to his credit over twenty-five academic articles and has co¬authored one book, an oral history of Kalaupapa. He has authored many short stories, a few of which appear here. In 1992, after twen¬ty-six years of service, he retired from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He now writes, travels, owns his own book-publishing com¬pany and continues to surf, almost on a daily basis, he says. He also persists in sailing on his co-owned cutter, The Forbearance. Ted lives in the Woodlawn area of Manoa Valley, with his wife Amy. His two daughters and two grandchildren live close by. His grandchildren hopefully will soon become crew on the Forbearance.
Set in an off-the-map British Colony in Central Africa in the early 1930´s, The Governor´s Lady portays a host of interesting characters: young Harold Stebbs, bachelor, newly appointed to the Governor´s secretariat in Amimbo; the Governor, Sir Gardnor Hackforth, already something of a Pro-consular legend in the Service, and tipped by The Times for the next Viceroyship; Mr. Frith, the passed-over Acting Chief Secretary, a rather too familiar figure at the bar in the Milner Club; Tony Henley, the A.D.C., who has ultimately to be disowned; Old Moses, the trusted Mimbo butler and key figure in the Residency; the socially irresistible Mr. Ngono; Mr. Talefwa, left-wing editor of the African Independence newspaper, War Drum; and Mr. Das, itinerant legal Counsel called in by the Defence. Then there is the Governor´s Lady herself; twenty years younger than Sir Gardnor; somewhat withdrawn from Government life because of an incident that occurred before Harold Stebbs arrived; and already the subject of gossip in European, African and Asian circles alike. There is also Lady Anne´s lady-in-waiting, Sybil Prosser, who has her own reasons for discretion. Norman Richard Collins (1907 - 1982) was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. In his early career he worked in publishing while also writing and publishing several successful novels. In 1941 Collins began working at the BBC. During this time he became known for his innovative programming which included Woman´s Hour which still airs today on BBC Radio Four. He rose to Controller of the BBC Television Service, later leaving to co-found what is now ITV after deciding a competitior to the BBC´s monopoly was needed. Collins continued to write fiction throughout his busy working life. Although never a full-time writer he was a fluent and prolific author with sixteen titles and two plays to his credit between 1934 and 1981. An autograph edition of twelve of his novels was published during the 1960s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Armatrading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009235de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue:COMMENT´´Life and Letters´´, by Roger Angell: The U.S. Postal Service ends next-day delivery.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Zuccotti 101”, by Andrew Marantz: OR Books publishes ´´Occupying Wall Street.”´´Second Act”, by Tad Friend: Heather Donahue, after The Blair Witch Project.THE FINANCIAL PAGE´´Delayed Gratification”, by James Surowiecki: Christmas shopping, credit cards, and layaway. LETTER FROM BANGALORE´´Drug Test´´, by Ariel Levy: One woman’s challenge to the West. ONWARD AND UPWARD WITH THE ARTS´´Stumptown Girl´´, by Margaret Talbot: The indie rocker behind ´´Portlandia.”THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Battle Stations´´, by David Denby: Reviews of The Iron Lady, War Horse and Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/111228de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
TUNING|YOU REALLY GOT TO LOVE ME|I´LL SEE YA LATER|2 ROOM CITY FLAT|BACK AGAINST THE WALL|MY LITTLE HONEY|WAITING ON MY LADY|JUST ONE NIGHT|NO CREDIT|PLANTATION BLUES|CANDY APPLE COUPE|I CAN´T FEEL YOUR LOVE|SOON MY TIME IS COMING
Theresa Jennings strayed from the path of propriety as a younger woman, though now she´ll do anything to secure her child´s eventual acceptance on the fringes of polite society. Theresa will even make peace with the titled brother who turned his back on her when she needed him most. Matthew Belmont is a widower who´s been lonely too long. He sees Theresa as a woman paying far too high a price for mistakes long past, and as a lady given too little credit for turning her life around. Theresa is enthralled by Matthew´s combination of honorable intentions and honest passion, but then trouble comes calling, and it´s clear somebody wants to ruin any chance Theresa and Matthew have for a happily ever after. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Langton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007913de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After her mother’s savage murder, Kate Teague becomes the killer’s next target....Ash falls on the cemetery like grey snow, blown in from a wildfire that burns a mile off. A crowd has turned out to watch Kate bury her mother, not because they loved her - nobody loved her - but out of curiosity. This town has never seen a murder so brutal. Suspecting a mugging gone wrong, the police comb the area for drug addicts. But then they find the rich old lady’s purse, full of cash and credit cards. The purse surfaced on the beach of Kate’s family home three days after the attack, which means the murderer is nearby - and heiress Kate appears to be the next target. After the first attempt on her life fails, Kate starts her own investigation. Everyone in town had a reason to hate her mother, but why would anybody try to kill Kate Teague? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006034de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins make an incomparable pair of sleuths in the start of a delightful new series. Following her successful appearance at an Embassy Ball - where Eliza Doolittle won Professor Henry Higgins’ bet that he could pass off a Cockney flower girl as a duchess - Eliza becomes an assistant to his chief rival Emil Nepommuck. After Nepommuck publicly takes credit for transforming Eliza into a lady, an enraged Higgins submits proof to a London newspaper that Nepommuck is a fraud. When Nepommuck is found with a dagger in his back, Henry Higgins becomes Scotland Yard’s prime suspect. However, Eliza learns that most of Nepommuck’s pupils had a reason to murder their blackmailing teacher. As another suspect turns up dead and evidence goes missing, Eliza and Higgins realize the only way to clear the Professor’s name is to discover which of Nepommuck’s many enemies is the real killer. When all the suspects attend a performance of Hamlet at Drury Lane, Eliza and Higgins don their theatre best and race to upstage a murderer. This reimagining of George Bernard Shaw’s beloved characters is sheer pleasure. Wouldn’t It Be Deadly transports listeners to Edwardian London, from the aristocratic environs of Mayfair to the dangerous back alleys of the East End. Eliza and Henry steal the show in this charming traditional mystery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jan Cramer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021123de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Figrin Da´n and the Modal Nodes - bopping Bithians and members in good standing of the Intergalactic Federation of Musicians - were under exclusive contract to Jabba´s Palace. They were hoofing it up when Jabba´s arch rival sent E522, a recycled assassin droid, to make them an offer they couldn´t refuse.Figrin Da´n didn´t do weddings. But Lady Valerian had imported herself a Whipid mate from her homeworld and was dead set on getting hitched in high style. And what with Figrin Da´n´s gambling debts, three thousand credits could set him up just fine. But before they could cut the cake, Lady Val´s bounty hunter bridegroom took Jabba´s bait, skipped town to find Han Solo, and the party exploded into murderous mayhem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001019de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Une sélection de 40 memorable thèmes de film d´époque. Partitions pour piano.Titres :Adagio / Vanity Fair (Mychael Danna); Adela / A Passage To India (Maurice Jarre); An Adoring Heart / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Andante / Vanity Fair (Mychael Danna); Chasing Sheep Is Best Left To Shepherds / The Draughtsman´s Contract (Michael Robbins); Closing Credits / Howards End (Richard Robbins); Dawn / Pride And Prejudice (Dario Marianelli); Did My Heart Love ´Til Now? / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Distilling Roses / Perfume (Tom Tykwer / Johnny Klimek / Reinhold Heil); Earnest After All / The Importance Being Earnest (Charlie Mole); End Credits / The Portrait Of A Lady (Wojciech Kilar); First Impression / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Front Titles / The Importance Being Earnest (Charlie Mole); Georgiana / Pride And Prejudice (Dario Marianelli); Juliet / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Ladies / Tea With Mussolini (Alessio Vlad / Stefano Arnaldi); Lady Gresham / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Leaving Netherfield / Pride And Prejudice (Dario Marianelli); Love Theme / Elizabeth (David Hirschfelder); Love Theme / River Queen (Karl Jenkins); Love Theme / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Main & End Titles / Cyrano De Bergerac (Jean-Claude Petit); Main Titles / Dangerous Liaisons (George Fenton); Main Titles / The Age Of Innocence (Elmer Berstein); My Father´s Favourite / Sense And Sensibility (Patrick Doyle); Orchard House / Little Women (Newman, Thomas); Pelle Eroberen / Pelle The Conqueror (Stefan Nilsson); Perfume - Distilled / Perfume (Tom Tykwer / Johnny Klimek / Reinhold Heil); Romeo / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); Runaways / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Sarah´s Theme / River Queen (Karl Jenkins); Selbourne Wood / Becoming Jane (Adrian Johnston); Stepping Stones / River Queen (Karl Jenkins); Streets Of Paris / Perfume (Tom Tykwer / Johnny Klimek / Reinhold Heil); The Feast At The House Of Capulet / Romeo And Juliet (Nino Rota); The Road To The Workhouse / Oliver Twist (Rachel Portman); Valley Of The Shadow / Little Women (Thomas Newman)