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    In Voices of Change, a group of Canada’s most accomplished young environmentalists outline bold visions for how we can fight climate change and create a sustainable way of living.   The twelve essays in Voices of Change, by fifteen inspiring youth leading the climate change movement in Canada, explore the most challenging issues around climate change, from sustainability to activism. The contributors, from all across the nation, describe their own work developing successful initiatives that have positively brought about environmental change—from creating a “Library of Things” in Waterloo, Ontario, to an ocean-education program in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The...read more

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    This unique collection, compiled especially for Naxos AudioBooks, features original recordings from 1908-1946 of Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition Address, the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes, the rarely heard humour of Charley Case, readings from God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson, and much much...read more

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    A collection of poetry selected and performed by Bob Gonzalez, rhapsode. Rhapsodes of Ancient Greece were “song-stitchers,” performing selections from the epics of Homer and Hesiod. The contemporary rhapsode performs the classical poetry of his or her language, culture, and tradition. Any particular collection and arrangement of poems for performance I term a “rhapsody.” In general terms, a rhapsody is an ecstatic expression of feeling and enthusiasm. In music, a rhapsody is an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation. The poems in this rhapsody comprise a number of poems that I have performed in public and known for much of my life as well as...read more

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    Kathleen Hey spent the war years helping her sister and brother-in-law run a grocery shop in the Yorkshire town of Dewsbury. From July 1941 to July 1946 she kept a diary for the Mass-Observation project, recording the thoughts and concerns of the people who used the shop. Among the chorus of voices she brings us, Kathleen herself shines through as a strong and engaging woman who refuses to give in to doubts or misery and who maintains her keen sense of humour, even under the most trying...read more

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    A fascinating collection of short stories by some of the greatest Victorian female writers. This anthology covers every theme from spirits and the occult to love and sexuality to sentimentality and romance to social observation and critique. 'The Operation' by Violet Hunt 'Satan's Circus' by Eleanor Smith 'A Dream of Wild Bees' by Olive Schreiner 'A Dill Pickle' by Katherine Mansfield 'Squirrel in a Cage' by E. M. Delafield 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton 'The Yellow Wallpaper' by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 'The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin 'The Artist's Secret' by Olive Schreiner 'The Marquise' by George Sand 'Mansize in Marble' by...read more

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    A delightful collection of short stories by some of the luminary authors of the Victorian era. These stories explore the truth behind the victorian marriage. - Summary by Gina...read more

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    Few ghost stories are as chilling as the ones written by Victorian writers. Featuring work by Jerome K. Jerome, Rhoda Broughton, R.L. Stevenson and Violet Hunt, this second collection of eight enduring horror stories, some well-known, others less familiar, transports you to a candlelit fireside to hear tales of cursed paintings, mysterious locked chests and the consequences of promises...read more

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    Victor Hugo is one of the best-known French writers, and is part of the greatest literary figures of all time. His poetry made him famous very early, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest lyric poets when he was only 20 years old. He was also a novelist and a dramatist, and furthered the cause of Romanticism, this exalted artistic movement which toyed with Sublime and soared on the winds of emotion. The high-achieving poet was also actively involved in politics, defending the poor until his last breath; he was even forced into exile, from which he kept on writing, beloved by the masses he stood up for. When he died, it was an intense day of mourning in France, and more than two...read more

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    Dit is een verzameling van kort Nederlandstalig proza van allerlei aard - fictie en non-fictie. Uitgekozen en gelezen door vrijwilligers van...read more

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    Dit is een verzameling van kort Nederlandstalig proza van allerlei aard - fictie en non-fictie. Uitgekozen en gelezen door vrijwilligers van...read more

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    Dit is een verzameling van kort Nederlandstalig proza van allerlei aard - fictie en non-fictie. Uitgekozen en gelezen door vrijwilligers van...read more

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    A continuation of the popular Very Christmas Series, this collection brings together the best French Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant collection featuring classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed twentieth-century author Irène Némirovsky and contemporary writers Dominique Fabre and Jean-Philippe Blondel.With a holiday spirit conveyed through sparkling Paris streets, opulent feasts, wandering orphans, kindly monks, homesick soldiers, oysters, crayfish, ham, bonbons, flickering desire, and more than a little wine, this collection encapsulates the holiday spirit. This is Christmas à la française-delicious, intense and...read more

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    GS Fraser, John Laurie and Frederick Worlock amongst others read a collection of Scotland's finest poetry featuring Robert Burns, William Dunbar, Mark Alexander and Hugh...read more

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    A selection of some of the best short stories about Vampires ever written. Includes The Vampire Maid by Hume Nisbet, Fragment of a Novel by Lord Byron, Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker, and Count Magnus by M.R....read more

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    Smith Show Media presents Vegetable Gardening, about the fundamentals of planting a vegetable...read more

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    A collection of classic love poetry Composed by many of the world’s best known and most celebrated poets—including William Blake, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Robert Frost, James Joyce, Christina Rossetti, William Butler Yeats, and others—Valentines spans not only the ages, but the full range of passionate expression of love in all its forms and...read more

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    The Vagina Book is an essential guide packed with invaluable information about sexual health that everybody should know, but might be too afraid to ask. With sections on anatomy, periods, hormones, sex, contraception, fertility, hair care, and so much more, this fun-to-read guide helps readers make healthy decisions for their bodies. Compelling personal essays from a diverse group of luminary figures-including Margaret Cho, Roxane Gay, and Blair Imani-are sprinkled throughout, enriching the pages with beauty, strength, and honesty. *From OB/GYN Dr. Jennifer Conti and the team behind the beloved Thinx period products *Dispenses with taboos and misinformation about vaginas and...read more

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    This groundbreaking multicultural anthology shares moving personal stories about the impacts of Alzheimer’s and dementia. An estimated 5.7 million Americans are afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease, including ten percent of those over sixty-five, and it is the sixth leading cause of death. But its effects are more pervasive: For the nearly six million sufferers, there are more than sixteen million family caregivers and many more family members. Alzheimer’s wreaks havoc not only on brain cells—it is a disease of the spirit and heart for not only those who suffer from it, but also for their families. This groundbreaking anthology presents forty narratives, both nonfiction and...read more

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    Fifty unusual and enchanting short stories. 1. A Lucky Number by S. B. Hale 2. The Brown Wallet by Stacy Aumonier 3. The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin 4. A Strange Thing by John Galsworthy 5. Rats by M. R. James 6. The Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling 7. My Adventure in Norfolk by A. J. Alan 8. Gabriel-Ernest by Hector Hugh Munro 9. The Pig and Whistle by George Gissing 10. The Misogynist by Henry Prothero 11. An Egyptian Cigarette by Kate Chopin 12. Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty by Stacy Aumonier 13. The Changeling by W. W. Jacobs 14. A Strange Goldfield by Guy Boothby 15. A Poor Gentleman by George...read more

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    A delightful collection of lesser known traditional and modern fairy stories: 1. "The King of the Golden River" 2. "The Empty Drum" 3. "The Fire Spirit" 4. "The Tree of Death" 5. "The Smuggler’s Daughter" 6. "A Dream of Wild Bees" 7. "The Fisherman" 8. "The Masked Ball" 9. "The Petrified Man" 10. "The Were-Wolf" 11. "The Walled Nun of Avila" 12. "The Little Grey Mouse" 13. "The Serpent Woman" 14. "The Castle of Jativa" 15. "Ourson" 16. "The Magic Turban, the Magic Sword and the Magic Carpet" 17. "The Three Silver Citrons" 18. "The Magic Pipe" 19. "The Triumph of Truth" 20. "Life’s Secret" 21. "The King of Root Valley" 22. "The Wonderful Pear Tree" 23. "The Stone...read more