Zen and the Art of Donkey Maintenance

Download or Read eBook Zen and the Art of Donkey Maintenance PDF written by Robert Crisp and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-08 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Total Pages: 228

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ISBN-10: 9781448215225

ISBN-13: 1448215226

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Book Synopsis Zen and the Art of Donkey Maintenance by : Robert Crisp

I looked again at the folded map of Europe in my hand. Then I crossed the road to the Continental booking office and bought a ticket for Salzburg in Austria. “Return?" asked the clerk. “Definitely not," I told him. In December 1966, the New Year looked exciting for fifty-five-year-old Robert Crisp. As a man whose youth was spent in constant adventure, leading a calm, domestic life in England had become a burden from which he needed to break free. Named by Wisden as "One of the most extraordinary men ever to play Test cricket" Crisp served as a soldier in the Second World War in Greece and North Africa for which he was decorated for bravery, later becoming a writer and journalist. With his marriage over and his sons old enough to fend for themselves, Crisp decided to start a new life. With sixty pounds in his pocket, his wartime disability pension of ten pounds a month, and a plan to write about his adventures under a pseudonym, his journey began. Through twenty columns filed from abroad over years of rustic living and travel, Crisp, as Peter White, shared his experiences of hitch-hiking through Yugoslavia, settling in a beach shack in Greece where he attempted to cultivate the stubborn land, and a nearly fatal solo boat trip around Corfu. As the first year of his dream life came to a close, he found out that the stomach pain he had been suffering was not a side effect of too much Greek wine, but cancer. With a prediction of only one year to live, he set off on a trek around Crete, his only companion a donkey with plenty of personality. Robert Crisp's account of his travels, originally serialised in the Sunday Express, is an honest, funny, touching account of this charming rogue's journey through a foreign land and culture in search of inner peace and happiness.

Victoria and Albert

Download or Read eBook Victoria and Albert PDF written by Hector Bolitho and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-08-10 with total page 381 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Victoria and Albert

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Total Pages: 381

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ISBN-10: 9781448216840

ISBN-13: 1448216842

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Book Synopsis Victoria and Albert by : Hector Bolitho

On 10 February 1840 a young Queen formed a union that would define an age. Victoria and Albert charts the passionate relationship of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and examines how their loving and forward-thinking union propelled Britain into a golden age of innovation, conquest and social reform. Drawing on diary entries, contemporary letters and memoirs, Bolitho explores how Victoria defied expectations and created a new dawn in which sovereignty and domesticity were unified. While many monarchies across Europe were threatened with revolution, Queen Victoria became a symbol of security for her nation by leading Britain through the advancing industrial age, taxing European wars, and glories of an empire. This sincere account paints a portrait of a concerned mother, a dutiful wife, and a resolute Queen.

The Wisdom of Donkeys

Download or Read eBook The Wisdom of Donkeys PDF written by Andy Merrifield and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2020-04-23 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Wisdom of Donkeys

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Publisher: Hachette UK

Total Pages: 256

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ISBN-10: 9781780724621

ISBN-13: 1780724624

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Book Synopsis The Wisdom of Donkeys by : Andy Merrifield

'An amazing book... Erudite, acutely observed and spontaneous.' - John Berger 'This is Zen and the Art of Donkey Walking. I cannot imagine a more charming, informative or restful book.' - Jim Crace 'Pleasantly eccentric and elegantly written, suffused with the patient calm of the admired beast.' - New York Observer 'A fond meditation on the calming virtues of donkeyhood and daydreaming... a wistful travelogue.' - The Sunday Times When Andy Merrifield made his first trip to America aged ten, he vowed that one day he would leave his native Liverpool and live in New York. He eventually got there, but his dream quickly turned sour. In 2003, weary of city life, he moved to central France and embarked upon a journey of the soul, walking amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of the Auvergne. This book is the story of that slow pilgrimage, on which his only companion is Gribouille, a tender and intelligent donkey with soft, thick fur on his brow and calm, dark eyes. The purposeful pace of his journey allows Merrifield gradually to confront himself, as well as the larger mysteries of existence - while marvelling at his tranquil surroundings and revelling in the oddities of French rural life. The Wisdom of Donkeys reminds us that observing, being mindful, and being present in the moment are essential to a fulfilled life. It teaches us that enlightenment is all around us if we only take the time to seek it.

A Journey into the Zohar

Download or Read eBook A Journey into the Zohar PDF written by Nathan Wolski and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
A Journey into the Zohar

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Publisher: State University of New York Press

Total Pages: 291

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ISBN-10: 9781438430553

ISBN-13: 1438430558

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Book Synopsis A Journey into the Zohar by : Nathan Wolski

An introduction to the Zohar, the crowning work of medieval Kabbalah. Includes original translations and analysis.

Going Places

Download or Read eBook Going Places PDF written by Robert Burgin and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2013-01-08 with total page 605 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Going Places

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Total Pages: 605

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ISBN-10: 9781610693851

ISBN-13: 161069385X

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Book Synopsis Going Places by : Robert Burgin

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide. Just as savvy travelers make use of guidebooks to help navigate the hundreds of countries around the globe, smart librarians need a guidebook that makes sense of the world of travel narratives. Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives meets that demand, helping librarians assist patrons in finding the nonfiction books that most interest them. It will also serve to help users better understand the genre and their own reading interests. The book examines the subgenres of the travel narrative genre in its seven chapters, categorizing and describing approximately 600 titles according to genres and broad reading interests, and identifying hundreds of other fiction and nonfiction titles as read-alikes and related reads by shared key topics. The author has also identified award-winning titles and spotlighted further resources on travel lit, making this work an ideal guide for readers' advisors as well a book general readers will enjoy browsing.

The Wisdom of Donkeys

Download or Read eBook The Wisdom of Donkeys PDF written by Andrew Merrifield and published by Greystone Books Ltd. This book was released on 2010-04-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Wisdom of Donkeys

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Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

Total Pages: 256

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ISBN-10: 1553655303

ISBN-13: 9781553655305

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Book Synopsis The Wisdom of Donkeys by : Andrew Merrifield

"This is Zen and the Art of Donkey Walking. I cannot imagine a more charming, informative, or restful book." —Jim Crace, author of Being Dead and The Pesthouse. With a new foreword by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. "Can a donkey be a philosopher? Merrifield believes so and, with this modest, lovely little book, makes us believe so, too." —Booklist In this enchanting book, Andrew Merrifield sets out on a journey of the soul with a friend's donkey, through the crumbling ruins and spectacular vistas of southern France's Haute-Auvergne. Along the way the understated nobility of Gribouille, his humble donkey companion, allows him to confront himself as well as to consider the larger mysteries of life. As Merrifield contemplates literature, science, truth, beauty, and the universality of nature amid the French countryside, Gribouille surprises him with his subtle wisdom, reminding him time and again that enlightenment is all around us if we but seek it. Traveling with Merrifield and Gribouille, we're reminded of the exquisite benefits of nature, passive adventuring, and wild spaces. Also available in hardcover.

Doc's Codicil

Download or Read eBook Doc's Codicil PDF written by Gary F. Jones and published by BQB Publishing. This book was released on 2015-10-21 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Doc's Codicil

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Publisher: BQB Publishing

Total Pages: 392

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ISBN-10: 9781939371843

ISBN-13: 1939371848

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Book Synopsis Doc's Codicil by : Gary F. Jones

When Wisconsin veterinarian Doc dies, his family learns that to inherit his fortune, they must decipher the cryptic codicil he added to his will---"Take Doofus squirrel-fishing." And they can only do that by talking to Doc's friends, reading the memoir Doc wrote of a Christmas season decades earlier, searching through Doc's correspondence, and discovering clues around them. Humor abounds as this mismatched lot tries to find time in their hectic lives to work together to solve the puzzle. In the end, will they realize that fortune comes in many guises? "Doc's Codicil" is a mystery told with abundant humor. It tells the story of a veterinarian who teaches his heirs a lesson from the grave.

Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Download or Read eBook Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance PDF written by Robert M. Pirsig and published by . This book was released on 1981-11 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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ISBN-10: 0553244582

ISBN-13: 9780553244588

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Book Synopsis Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by : Robert M. Pirsig

During a motorcycle trip with his young son, the author reveals autobiographical information and muses on philosophical topics.

The Power to Persuade

Download or Read eBook The Power to Persuade PDF written by Sally De Witt Spurgin and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 580 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Power to Persuade

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Total Pages: 580

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ISBN-10: 0136883834

ISBN-13: 9780136883838

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Book Synopsis The Power to Persuade by : Sally De Witt Spurgin

Arts Digest

Download or Read eBook Arts Digest PDF written by and published by . This book was released on 1975-02 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Arts Digest

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Total Pages: 430

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ISBN-10: STANFORD:36105006784578

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