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1. Wendy Richard...No "S": My Life
2. Sam Richards's Civil War Diary:
3. The History of King Richard III
4. The First Hundred Years A History
5. Television Actors by Century:
6. Richard Gillette: The Art of the
7. Impressionist Paintings Drawings
8. *OP Ashen Knight (Vampire: The
9. Richard Cobden: A Victorian Outsider
10. Dying to Get High: Marijuana as
11. The Best of Farley Mowat: A Reader
12. The Economics of Copyright: Developments
13. Producing Your Portfolio: A Guide
14. Elfquest # 10
15. Elfquest. Verborgene Jahre 04.
16. Richard Wilbur's Creation (Under
17. Elfquest #5
18. Elfquest - Archives, Volume 3
19. Elfquest: Vols 5 & 6 Journey
20. Quest's End (Elfquest)

1. Wendy Richard...No "S": My Life Story
by Wendy Richard, Lizzie Wiggins
Paperback: 272 Pages (2001-09-03)
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Asin: 074341523X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This is the life story of Wendy Richard, star of many classic television series. Her career has spanned over 30 years, appearing in shows such as "Dad's Army", "Are You Being Served?" and "Eastenders", she has also had a number one hit with Mike Sarne's "Come Outside", and she has appeared on a variety of stage and screen productions. A recognizable personality, she tells of her life from her early days in Teeside, her influences and the personal and professional successes and traumas that have shaped her life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Dame Wendy Richard MBE please!
Wendy Richard is one of Britain's beloved maternal figures better known for Pauline than Miss Brahms. This autobiography shows us her life up close and personal. She is one of those people who deserves more from life. If she was a mother, I bet she would have been a fantastic mother to any child. Unfortunately, she has had three marriages all ending in divorce for one reason or another. She now has love with John Burns but I think she could get married again. She has fought for her career and life and I think she is a wonderful role model. She is honest and candid and is aware of hurting others. When she thought about turning down an M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire), I wanted to reach in and slap on the television set. Of course, she deserves it. So what if she's a Conservative Monarchist and the Prime Minister is Labour. It doesn't matter, she has provided both great comic and dramatic moments. She has also had another bout of breast cancer since then and she has come through. God Bless you, Wendy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Miss Brahms. . . Are You Free?
Roger Miller sang "England Swings(like a pendulum do. . . " back in the sixties . . . and Roger hit on something "special" about England . . ."it swings"! . . .

England gave us Shakespeare . . . Hayley Mills . . . The Beatles . . . and Ms Wendy Richard MBE!!! . . .

Wendy has been a "presence" in British theater and television since the sixties . . . and continues even today in a long-running role as Pauline on "The Eastenders" on the BBC and on Public Television in America.

But i remember (and still watch) Wendy as "Shirley Brahms" in "Are You Being Served?" . . . one of the all time great "classic comedies" which began it's run in 1972 . . and which continues to be aired and enjoyed here in "the States" over Public Television. Wendy will always "be" Miss Brahms!

In this book, Wendy recounts her most intersting life . . . from childhood to adult "fame" . . . and it is obvious that "fame" to Wendy is not what it seems to so many of us. She is quite normal . . quite "human" . . . and quiye unimpressed with ther artifice of "fame" . . . She is proud of her success as an actress . . prouder still of her care and concern for animals . . . and happy that her "work" and "talent" and "person' has brought so much joy and pleasure and delight to so many who have watched her on "the tele" . . . so many who look upon her as a person they "know" though never actually met.

Wendy can make you laugh hysterically . . . smile gleefully . .and even "cry" with sympathetic recognition. .. in her filmed work and art . . . but she can accomplish these same effects by recounting her real actual life as well . . and she does this in this volume.(There is a photograph of Wendy, as a child, standing outside a pub which her parents operated . . . and then, she stands outside that very same pub as a full grown successful adult . . . after reading this book, this photograph is so telling . . . and one wonders what thoughts must have ran through Wendy's recollections as she stood there for this most recent photo . . .

One thing becomes perfectly clear: Wendy Richard is a Londoner . . she loves "her city" . . and is faithful to it. (And now she's "Wendy Richard MBE"!:)

This book is a great read . . and you'll meet a great person when you begin reading it: Miss Wendy Richard (no "S")!

5-0 out of 5 stars An Interesting and Informative Autobiography
Whether one is familiar with her as Miss Brahms on Are You Being Served? or as Pauline on Eastenders, fans of either show are sure to enjoy this lively and very personal memoir of (and by) actress Wendy Richard.

From her early years as the only child of somewhat nomadic parents in the licensing trade through to her courageous (and successful) battle in 1996 with breast cancer and her recent MBE award, Wendy is very frank and upfront in chronicling both her personal life and her career.She tells of her deep love for her parents and how the tragic loss of her father while she was still a child resulted in hardship for her and her mother.Following the deterioration and death of her mother around 1973, Wendy embarked on a series of disastrous relationships (three of which were marriages) that spanned a period of more than twenty years, and Wendy takes us through it all.

As an interesting touch, Wendy chronicles the story of Pauline (the character whom she has portrayed on the soap opera Eastenders since 1985) at the same time as she chronicles her own life story.Pauline has been a huge part of Wendy's life and she seems to feel a real attachment to the character.I am not a soap fan and have never seen Eastenders; nevertheless, Wendy's own life reads so much like a soap opera itself that the parallel story is somewhat appropriate, and I rather enjoyed her account of it.

The book contains 24 pages of photos (colour and b/w).There are a few stills from AYBS?, but most of the photos are from Wendy's own collection--photos of her parents, of her as a child, of friends and fellow cast members, of her precious pooch named Shirley (Wendy is a committed animal lover!), and of her at various functions and events.

In conclusion, I thoroughly enjoyed this autobiography--so much so that I had trouble putting it down.Wendy comes across as a very down-to-earth and caring person, and one can practically hear that distinctive (and delightful) "Cockney" accent as one reads!When I finished the book, I felt, quite honestly, like I'd just finished a lovely letter from a dear friend.Very highly recommended to fans of AYBS? or of Eastenders. ... Read more

2. Sam Richards's Civil War Diary: A Chronicle of the Atlanta Home Front
by Samuel Pearce Richards
Hardcover: 272 Pages (2009-06-01)
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This previously unpublished diary is the best surviving firsthand account of life in Civil War-era Atlanta. Bookseller Samuel Pearce Richards (1824-1910) kept a diary for sixty-seven years. This volume excerpts the diary from October 1860, just before the presidential election of Abraham Lincoln, through August 1865, when the Richards family returned to Atlanta after being forced out by Sherman's troops and spending a period of exile in New York City. The Richardses were among the last Confederate loyalists to leave Atlanta. Sam's recollections of the Union bombardment, the evacuation of the city, the looting of his store, and the influx of Yankee forces are riveting.

Sam was a Unionist until 1860, when his sentiments shifted in favor of the Confederacy. However, as he wrote in early 1862, he had "no ambition to acquire military renown and glory." Likewise, Sam chafed at financial setbacks caused by the war and at Confederate policies that seemed to limit his freedom. Such conflicted attitudes come through even as Sam writes about civic celebrations, benefit concerts, and the chaotic optimism of life in a strategically critical rebel stronghold. He also reflects with soberness on hospitals filled with wounded soldiers, the threat of epidemics, inflation, and food shortages. A man of deep faith who liked to attend churches all over town, Sam often comments on Atlanta's religious life and grounds his defense of slavery and secession in the Bible. Sam owned and rented slaves, and his diary is a window into race relations at a time when the end of slavery was no longer unthinkable.

Perhaps most important, the diary conveys the tenor of Sam's family life. Both Sam and his wife, Sallie, came from families divided politically and geographically by war. They feared for their children's health and mourned for relatives wounded and killed in battle. The figures in Sam Richards's Civil War Diary emerge as real people; the intimate experience of the Civil War home front is conveyed with great power. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Sam Richard's Civil War Diary (Atlanta)
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3. The History of King Richard III (Hesperus Classics)
by Sir Thomas More
Paperback: 120 Pages (2004-11-01)
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Richard III’s reputation stands as one of the most evil men in history—a manipulating and murderous man who would stop at nothing to become king. Much of what modern scholarship knows of him stems from Thomas More’s critical biography, which itself proved the inspiration for Shakespeare’s play.Focusing on the final years of Richard III’s life, Sir Thomas More depicts a man captivated and corrupted by the thrill of power—a man who twisted God’s laws to justify not only his ruthless ambitions, but his most heinous crime: the imprisonment and murder of his nephews, the true heirs to the throne. The History of King Richard III is a powerful portrayal of a monstrous ruler and a fascinating insight into the mind and motivations of its author. Scholar, politician, and one-time favorite of the Court of Henry VIII, Sir Thomas More is best known for his Utopia.
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4. The First Hundred Years A History of The Chicago Yacht Club 1875-1975 by Richard and Wendy Van Mell
by Richard and Wendy Van Mell
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5. Television Actors by Century: 20th-Century Television Actors, Sid James, Tony Hancock, Wendy Richard, Salauddin Lavlu, Fazlur Rahman Babu
Paperback: 42 Pages (2010-09-15)
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Chapters: 20th-Century Television Actors, Sid James, Tony Hancock, Wendy Richard, Salauddin Lavlu, Fazlur Rahman Babu. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 40. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt:Fazlur Rahman Babu Fazlur Rahman Babu (Bengali : ) (born July 14, 1960) is a Bangladeshi actor and singer . Also known simply as Babu , he has acted in more than one hundred telenovelas , in addition to appearing in films and several television advertisements .In recent years, Babu has portrayed many different roles in the telenovelas directed by Salauddin Lavlu . He co-starred in the film Monpura (2009).Early life He was born in the Faridpur District of Bangladesh and spent most of his childhood there. His family had moved there following his father's job transfer.Career Acting and banking He started his acting career in 1978 when he joined the theatre group Baishakhi Natya Ghosthi in Faridpur. That same year, Babu acted for first time in a national drama festival. Meanwhile, he joined the Agrani Bank and, in 1983, transferred his banking job to Dhaka , the capital of Bangaldesh, where he also joined Mamunur Rashid's Aranyak Natyadal theatre group. Some of his performances in this theatre group include Nankar Pala , Pathar and Moyur Shinghashan .He started his television acting career in Kazi Nazrul Islam s soap opera Mrittu Khuda (1991), produced by Abu Zafar Siddiqui, on Bangladesh Television (BTV). However, it was his role of Poran Majhi in Rashid's television drama Itikatha (1991) that secured him further roles in dramas such as Shundari and Danab .More recently, Babu is popular for his humorous characters but if one looks back to the characters he played in stage dramas like Danab and Jay Jayanti , they were totally different because the roles were to be performed in a serious manner. His stage work is mostly known only to t... ... Read more

6. Richard Gillette: The Art of the Interior
by Richard Gillette
Hardcover: 224 Pages (2011-02-08)
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The first monograph on the work ofRichard Gillette, a visionary designer whose elegant interiors are inspired by the works of the great artists of history. Richard Gillette is one of America’s leading interior designers, lauded for his comprehensively conceived and exquisitely detailed rooms. A painter by training, his work draws inspiration from the great masters, ranging from artists of the ancient world and the luminaries of the Enlightenment to such familiar figures as Rembrandt, Millais, Klimt, Miro, de Chirico, and Braque, among others. Richard Gillette: The Art of the Interior presents twenty of the best examples of his interiors. Although his style palette ranges widely, from Cubist Illusion to Victorian Minimal, Pre-Raphaelite Deco to Rococo, all of the apartments and homes featured share a common element: each design was inspired by a central and unifying piece of art that informs the space—a cubist painting by Picasso or Braque, a neo-realist piece by de Chirico, a Pre-Raphaelite masterpiece by Millais. Stunning color photographs highlight the hallmarks of Gillette’s work—his exceptionally fine craftsmanship and painterly attention to surface and form, elements that contribute to making his interiors works of art in their own right. A volume rich in sumptuous detail, Richard Gillette: The Art of the Interior is a sublime integration of aesthetics and form in the realized contemporary interior. ... Read more

7. Impressionist Paintings Drawings and Sculpture: From the Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
by Richard R. Brettell
Paperback: 159 Pages (1995-10)
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8. *OP Ashen Knight (Vampire: The Dark Ages)
by Richard Dansky, Wendy Gash, Robert Barrett, Bruce Baugh
Paperback: 128 Pages (2000-03-10)
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Asin: 1565042417
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for V:DA
This book is just packed full of information. It is one of those books that drew me to Vampire to begin with. Great detail about the period, how vampires fit into it. How to play a vampire knight. Religion and how both vampiric knight and also mortal ones view it.

The book itself is a fun read, not just filled with rules but flavour to make the game better. Some of the concepts could be used in any game that uses knights.

Well worth the money. My only complaint is the art needed to be a bit better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful Vampires
This is one great book, but you need the good players too. Think of a vampire walking under the sun and not getting aggravated damage, just lethal. A vampire with increased power and disciplines as well as being only lethally damaged by fire, not aggravated. However, it is compensated by the vampire duties and by those above them in the knighthood order. And yet, it is not only about the order of the bitter ashes, but about everything on chivalry. If you like the via equitus... this book is for you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Refreshing change of pace for the Kindred
I am quite impressed with this book.In the tradition of Wolves of the Sea, White Wolf has really done their homework on this one.Not only does it contain much relevant information about historically existing knightlyorders (such as the Knights Templar), it also contains information abouthow kindred manipulate and even become them.Most importantly, the Orderof the Bitter Ashes is detailed.The Order has a duty to destroy infidels,protect the holy, redeem the wicked, and capture the holy relics of oldfor...posterity.The memebers, due to a unique embrace involving the HolyGrail, also have several new powers, among them being a limited ability toregenerate blood without feeding, and some resistance to fire and sunlight. Though they might be the most noble of the Kindred, there are still manymoral dilemmas to play out with them.I get a real Indiana Jones and theLast Crusade feeling from this book.If you enjoy this sort of mood mixedwith the gothic horror of Vampire: Dark Ages, this is a must have for you. My only complaint is that there is not a single mention of the one clanthat most fits the knightly stereotype: the Salubri.Maybe I am justpartial to the Salubri, but I think that they should not have beenoverlooked here.Still, the book is marvelous.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book for the line
The first impresion i had upon this book was: "why bother with something so simple". But upon reading the five chapters and the appendix i was hooked on the idea. I also played for six years Truncheonsand Flagons so the fantasy setting is no strange to me, whoever when youreview the possilities to play a vampire knight the ideas arise (bad punsorry). They explain in chapter one the whole concept of chivalry inmedieval Europe, but the best chapter is the second where they explain howto do it and the fifth where players get their chances at playing one. Newmerits and flaws (i really liked the "woman in disguise" flaw, alot of opportunities there). They also give you a brief history of afictional vampiric knight order for those who like ready to play NPC.Overall a good read, on the gaming side a good sourcebook with goodinformation for both storytellers and players.

5-0 out of 5 stars Kindred of the Round Table
This Dark Age Supplement for Vampire is one great read. What I liked about this book is that it gave historical view of the codes and conducts of chivalry, and the sociteies of the canite knighthoods. Whitewolf'seyecatching artwork in its shades of black white, catch the feel of theDark Ages and creates a good atmosphere for the book. For those who playVampire: TDA, this books holds are real treat as it details the "GrailKnights" briefly mentioned in previous books. They are something morethan you typical Cainite Knight. Also featured in this book are some NewTraits and Merits & Flaws for your character. This is one book I feel Iwill have plenty of use for in my library. ... Read more

9. Richard Cobden: A Victorian Outsider
by Wendy Hinde
Hardcover: 367 Pages (1987-09-10)
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Richard Cobden, one of the great figures of nineteenth-century English liberalism, had a career that touched on many aspects of Victorian life and thought. This new biography by Wendy Hinde is the first to be based on a thorough study of his letters and papers. Hinde's life of Cobden focuses on his fascinating career and his singular personality. She describes how, with his friend John Bright, he became the successful leader of the seven year campaign to repeal the corn laws, which removed protective tariffs from domestic agricultural goods and brought the working man within reach of a decent standard of living. For this achievement Cobden won both national and international fame. However, a few years later he forfeited his immense popularity by his outright opposition to the Crimean War. Because he insisted that the British should stop interfering in the affairs of other countries, he was characterized as unpatriotic and as an advocate of peace at any price. Then, after he had urged England to emulate America's peaceful progress, the United States became involved in its Civil War - a shattering blow to Cobden.The last years of his life were clouded by domestic tragedy, ill health, and his growing frustration at his country's apparent lack of interest in further reform. However, he had one final success when he negotiated, on behalf of a British government in which he had refused office, a treaty that brought down the tariff barriers between England and France. Hinde captures Cobden's character - his personal charm, courage and single-mindedness, intellectual liveliness, and the lack of self ambition - and argues convincingly that he was one of the most original and attractive figures in the pantheon of English politics. Her subtle and sympathetic biography of Cobden brings this eminent Victorian statesman to life. Wendy Hinde worked on 'The Economist' and was editor of 'International Affairs'. She is the author of distinguished biographies of two other nineteenth-century statesmen, George Canning and Castlereagh. ... Read more

10. Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine
by Wendy Chapkis, Richard Webb
Paperback: 272 Pages (2008-08-03)
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Asin: 0814716679
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Dying to Get High with Susie Bright on Boing Boing!

Warring Wines; ’You Want to Fight?’; Nurse Mary Jane in Santa Cruz

High Times interviews the authors

Alternet excerpt of the book ("How Pot Became Demonized")

Discussion from the Santa Cruz Metro

Marijuana as medicine has been a politically charged topic in this country for more than three decades. Despite overwhelming public support and growing scientific evidence of its therapeutic effects (relief of the nausea caused by chemotherapy for cancer and AIDS, control over seizures or spasticity caused by epilepsy or MS, and relief from chronic and acute pain, to name a few), the drug remains illegal under federal law.

In Dying to Get High, noted sociologist Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb investigate one community of seriously-ill patients fighting the federal government for the right to use physician-recommended marijuana. Based in Santa Cruz, California, the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) is a unique patient-caregiver cooperative providing marijuana free of charge to mostly terminally ill members. For a brief period in 2004, it even operated the only legal non-governmental medical marijuana garden in the country, protected by the federal courts against the DEA.

Using as their stage this fascinating profile of one remarkable organization, Chapkis and Webb tackle the broader, complex history of medical marijuana in America. Through compelling interviews with patients, public officials, law enforcement officers and physicians, Chapkis and Webb ask what distinguishes a legitimate patient from an illegitimate pothead, good drugs from bad, medicinal effects from just getting high. Dying to Get High combines abstract argument and the messier terrain of how people actually live, suffer and die, and offers a moving account of what is at stake in ongoing debates over the legalization of medical marijuana.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Shame on America!
Dying to Get High for the most part concentrates on the story of a medical Marijuana collective in California. It more or less sickens me the harrassment these people went through for growing something that helps people who have serious illnesses and giving it away to them more or less for free. The therapeutic uses of Marijuana is something big Pharma is scared to death of. You have a "drug" that is helpful in many ways and no matter how hard they have tried over the years, they can't seem to find any health problems that arise from smoking Marijuana. However many if not most of the drugs that big Pharma pushes have serious side effects and absolutely will damage your health in both the long and short term. Besides that many Americans, mainly because of the influence of Christianity, have this idea that pleasure is evil and will do anything possible to keep people from feeling good. Most likely Marijuana will be decriminalized in California soon but I predict the criminal United States federal government/courts will step in and violate the constitution yet again.

5-0 out of 5 stars True stories in the war on medicine
Stories from the battle against patients and their medicine. Heart-felt and real. George and I are in it, so it's one of our favorites! :) Jean

5-0 out of 5 stars Insider's agree "Dying to Get High" is accurate to a tee!
I have spent the past 4 years helping out at the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana and in fact I am the current Webmaster for wamm.org. This book is worth reading if you are interested in any aspect of herbal remedies, cannabis, medicine, sociology, science, drugs, welfare, drug guides or pharmacology. The personal accounts are accurate and heartwarming. Many of the people who Chapkis and Webb interview have since passed. Its about time somebody told their story and exposed the injustice perpetrated upon this healing plant and upon WAMM in particular. Thank you again and again for a job well done. Buy this book and Chapkis/Webb have generously agreed that 30% of all sales will go directly back to WAMM. This book was a labor of love and it shows.

5-0 out of 5 stars gripping account
This book is extraordinarily readable and very engaging.The interviews with patients and caregivers are informative and moving, the analysis is right on target, and the many photos give the book an additional layer of texture.I thought I was already well-informed on this subject but I learned an enormous amount from reading this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Compassion and Courage
Widely considered the "gold standard" of the medi-pot movement, the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana, a co-op that distributes free cannabis to seriously ill people, provides the central focus of this book.

The activist founders of WAMM, Mike and Valerie Corral, have tirelessly challenged the federal prohibition of cannabis as medicine. WAMM members are stricken with AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and other ailments, but lawmakers in Washington continue to insist that these patients are simply "potheads scamming the system." Against the backdrop of WAMM's struggles and successes, authors Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb examine the history of cannabis and medicine in America, placing the current controversy in context.

Chapters examining scientific research and legal developments are packed with information, plus the book is interspersed with interviews of patients, caregivers, physicians, police and lawmakers that put a human perspective on the need for truly legal medicinal pot.

"Dying to Get High" addresses many important questions and contradictions in the Federal policy, effectively defusing government propaganda with common sense, scientific facts and the anecdotal evidence recorded by WAMM patients. Compassionate readers will be moved by the stories of suffering, and the book is so well-written and researched that even the most hard-hearted prohibitionist will be persuaded that the laws criminalizing the medicinal use of cannabis need to change.
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11. The Best of Farley Mowat: A Reader
by Farley Mowat
Hardcover: 192 Pages (1999-12)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Adventure Calls
Farley's Follies (as the author renames this collection in his foreword) is an enchanting encounter with our Northern Neighbors.After the introduction of the sailing librarian father, and his floating boat-mobile, I was thoroughly locked into the magical land of travel via armchair.Clever illustrations could have (should have?) included a map as these stories take the reader all over Canada: Ontario, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and the tundra of Hudson Bay.Depression refugees, trading the re-invented fishing boat for the prairie ark/schooner, pet owls, a magic mutt, naturalist training, an artic expedition, sailing adventures, amazingly tolerant and encouraging parents, and letters home from WW2, the reader watches the man emerge in this an exceptional compilation.-Mamalinda

5-0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to Mowat's work
Like most Americans, I had never heard of Farley Mowat until I made the association of the Disney film "Never Cry Wolf" with his name on a book spine one day.I loved the movie, so I figured I might as well try out the book.

I adored Never Cry Wolf, but you often hear that a writerhas one good book in him (or her), and after that it is all downhill. Furthermore, I looked in the library catalog and Mowat had dozens oftitles!I had no idea which ones to try, they had odd titles!So I pickedup this reader, to get an idea which of the titles I might want to pickout.

After reading this collection, I decided I wanted to read them all. Mowat is simply the best Canadian writer, and one of the top of thiscentury, in my humble opinion.I have now read five of his books, and mycollection continues to grow.Even the books that are represented aschildren's books (like The Dog Who Wouldn't Be) are a joy to adults aswell.

Mowat has the keen eye of observation that Mark Twain had, butwithout the viciousness of the satire... he is much more coy and subtle inhis musings on families and nature.Many of his works involve the Arcticnorth, Saskatchewan, the high seas, and animals; but I have yet to find apoorly written chapter in any of his works.

If you want some proof thatMowat is worth buying, pick up this Reader and see for yourself.I read afew small portions to my writers club as samples of excellent writing, andthey loved it.It reads smoothly, like a storyteller would speak, like aGarrison Keilor tale.

He is a controversial figure, is my understanding. Purportedly, he is not allowed to visit the United States, because in onebook he claimed to shoot his rifle at overflying US warplanes.Who knowsif this is true; Mowat admits to a bit of freedom in embellishing a tale;which is only right, since it is more fun that way.Don't worry aboutthese details, just read some of it and enjoy it. ... Read more

12. The Economics of Copyright: Developments in Research and Analysis
Hardcover: 232 Pages (2003-10)
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Presenting a selection of innovative research contributions written by some of the best-known academics in the field, The Economics of Copyright covers issues that are at the forefront of the implementation and management of copyright.

The book touches on all aspects of copyright management including: the effects of copyright piracy, optimal contractual arrangements between authors and publishers, copyright and antitrust issues, and collective management of copyright. This selection of papers not only shows how fruitful the study of copyright from an economic theory perspective has been, but they also clearly indicate the directions (and analytical tools) that will be of principal interest over the next few years as research in this area flourishes.

Both legal scholars specializing in intellectual property and applied economics scholars will find this book of importance, as will organizations dealing with the management and protection of intellectual property rights. The book will also be good reading for any advanced university course dealing with the economics of copyright. ... Read more

13. Producing Your Portfolio: A Guide to Performance Based Evidence Collection for Students on City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 teachers and Trainers Development Courses
by Richard Stakes, Wendy Nicklin
Paperback: 150 Pages (2001-02)
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Asin: 1858562007
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The ever widening range of performance accreditable in further education allows students to create bespoke one-off packages of evidence of their achievements. But how are students to decide the components of their portfolio and how are they to present the evidence to employers? This book tells them and their tutors, using practical advice and real life examples. ... Read more

14. Elfquest # 10
by Wendy & Richard Pini
 Paperback: Pages (1981)

Asin: B003XFMREQ
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15. Elfquest. Verborgene Jahre 04.
by Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Paperback: 96 Pages (2003-06-01)
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Asin: 3551764840
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16. Richard Wilbur's Creation (Under Discussion)
 Paperback: 304 Pages (1984-02-01)
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Isbn: 0472063480
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Traces the history of the poet's critical reception and analyzes his poetic vision.
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17. Elfquest #5
by Wendy; Pini, Richard Pini
 Paperback: Pages (1979)

Asin: B000M8H9J0
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18. Elfquest - Archives, Volume 3 (Archive Editions)
by Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Hardcover: 216 Pages (2005-12-01)
list price: US$49.99 -- used & new: US$74.95
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Asin: 1401204120
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This third thrilling volume collects Elfquest #11-15! The Wolfriders are taken as slaves into the towering and mysterious Blue Mountain, stronghold of the ancient elves called the Gliders. Featuring all-new lettering, a new cover by Wendy Pini and an introduction by David Wise & Audry Taylor! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for new an old fans alike
The third in a collection of 4 (as of the time of this writing) this hardbound collection is a must have for all fans of the Elfquest comic series. Reprinted in its original full size and in full color, the hard bound binding makes this particular collection a must have for collectors who wish to share the Elfquest story with future generations.

Elfquest is a comic originally created in 1879 which focused on a tribe of fierce and strong elves called the Wolfriders. Richard Pini crafts an amazing story focusing on Cutter, the Chief of the Wolfriders as he and his tribe are forced to flee their ancient home and in doing so discovers more about himself and his race that he ever dreamed possible. Wendy Pini draws for us a unique world filled with elves, trolls, faeries, and humans and breaths life and novelty into them still unseen in most of the fantasy genre since.

Elfquest - Archives, Volume 3 focuses once again upon Cutter on his quest to find more Elfkind. But does Cutter and his tribe of Wolfriders find more than he can handle when they come across the elves who call themselves The Gliders? Are these the new elves the ancient High Ones of old who brought their race here, or is there something dark and sinister lurking in the depths of the Blue Mountain?

Other volumes in the series include:
Elfquest Archives Vol. 1
Elfquest: Archives, Volume 2
Elfquest - Archives, Volume 4 (Archive Editions (Graphic Novels))

5-0 out of 5 stars Lovely Archive, for new fans and old
Elfquest Archives: Vol. 3 / 1-4012-0412-0

The quest continues as Cutter and his tribe and loved ones search for the High Ones. As I noted in my review for the first volume (Elfquest Archives Vol. 1), these archives are massively colorful, detailed, and immersive - with artistic drawings that draw the reader in and a sensitive and intelligent handling of all subject matter. Volume 3 takes off immediately after Volume 2 (Elfquest Archives Vol. 2), as Cutter and his people are forced into a confrontation with the powerful "Bird Tribe" of elves.

The Wolfriders, as we have seen, are close kith and kin to their wolves, and these Bird Riders present an interesting contrast. Similarly to the Wolfriders, they are deeply distressed when their mounts are wounded or killed; and in an interesting twist, we meet an elf who so wanted to be a bird that he was willing to give up much of his lovely form in order to gain wings. Yet these Bird Riders are cold and cruel, headed by a villainess who tortures the Wolfriders for pleasure and seeks to undermine her lord and lifemate at ever possible turn.

Interestingly, the point is made that the Wolfrider elves are related closely to the Bird Riders, despite their differences, and - like the recognition between Cutter and Leetah that symbolized the relationship between the tribes of the Wolfriders and the Sun People - there is a newly recognized couple that will similarly symbolize the interactions between Wolfriders and this new Bird Rider tribe. The Pinis shy away from easy answers and happy endings, though, as the strained relationship between the two tribes demonstrate over the course of this novel.

I've noted before that it's hard to know how to classify ElfQuest within a genre. Although Volume 3 doesn't lack for tense action, notably in the tribulations of the captured riders and in the skirmishes between the two tribes, there is a greater focus on philosophy and emotion. The villainess of the novel is particularly fascinating, and she is used to great effect to explore the origins of the Wolfriders, and Leetah's earlier reservations towards her lifemate. The new recognition romance is beautifully done, in such a way that handles prejudice and differences in culture neatly. Both of the participants come to understand that they have something meaningful to offer to one another, while never losing sight of those supportive loved ones who have been there behind the scenes all this time. And, once again, there will be differences of opinion on whether this volume is appropriate for non-adults, but I still believe that you'll likely not find a more thoughtful approach to the subject matter.

Because I'm a new fan, I can't speak to how this archive compares to the original old issues. Snippets of the old issues are included in the beginning and ending of each archive; sometimes in black-and-white panels, others in full color portraits and covers. I believe, however, that the spirit of the original was perfectly preserved, and I'm grateful for this availability of this issue.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun and very entertaining!
Cutter is determined to find the rest of his tribe, and save them from whoever has taken them. However, when he finds that the wolfriders have been taken by flying elves, he is very surprised. These powerful elves claim to be the long-lost High Ones, and their powers seem to confirm that. But, there is something strange going on, something unseen, something strange and sinister.

In 1978, Wendy and Richard Pini started self-publishing the Elfquest saga in comic book form. The rest, as they say, is history! This graphic novel contains the third five issues of Elfquest (11-15), and is quite an entertaining read. I really enjoyed the story (I love stories of elves and magic!), and thought that the illustration work was quite excellent. Some people have criticized the coloring, but I thought that it was quite good, a little bright like older comics, but that is what it is.

Overall, I found this to be a fun and very entertaining read, and I give it two thumbs up!

5-0 out of 5 stars A study in cartoon art
Wendy Pini is indeed a great artist, and the story represented in the four Archives-series is beautiful and original. I have grown up with these stories, and will probably never get bored with the simple, yet original, sweet and exiting story, together with the lovely drawings of a seldomly talented hand. I recomend this series to people who like beauty and fantasy, together with simplicity andstories that captures you. It is also recomendable to children. ... Read more

19. Elfquest: Vols 5 & 6 Journey to Sorrow's End
by Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
Audio Cassette: Pages (1997-05)
list price: US$15.95
Isbn: 0807278173
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The saga continues when forest-born Cutter must face the desert warrior Rayek in the challenge of hand, head and heart for the love of Sun village's healer, Leetah. But even winning the contest may not be enough. "Simply superb in all directions. Realistic and dynamic. . . . It is a work of art."--Science Fiction Review. 2 cassettes. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, lyrical, mythical.
How do you rate something like this? Wendy Pini has an exquisite sense of pacing, a master's command of the English language, and a grand story to tell. Without hesitation I would recommend any of her works.

This is the first book in the series. Told in text form, it stands easily on its own -- people who don't have or want the graphic art series won't miss anything here. It tells the story of a band of elves who are persecuted out of their home and must find a new one before they die in the desert. Along the way they encounter a new band of elves, hostile trolls, and some even more hostile humans. Sure, they're elves and they're cute, but these elves have courage, heart, and compassion -- they are as accessible and understandable as we are, metaphors for what we wish we could be.

Unlike many novelizations of graphic art, this book is accessible to newcomers and doesn't leave out important things. It expands some parts of the graphic art series, adding details like background, private thoughts, and extra interactions.

4-0 out of 5 stars Really good
As a hardcore Elfquestfan I really like the whole audio version of "Journey to Sorrow's end" and as I read the Elfquest novels first I was already familiar with the third-person-view the tapes are written in. The only thing I don't really like are the voices of some of the elves. But everything else- the story, the characteres, the style... makes it wonderful!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Although the story is fantastical in nature, it holds the universality of wanting a place to belong, fate, overcoming fears, and the conflict between man and the unknown.Wendi and Richard's textual adaptations of theirfirst five comics offer a new look to the story, and a great deal moredetail.Written from a third-person view, it allows the reader to feellike a part of the group, while not having to feel like their suffering allhe hardships that the elves feel. The biggest things that drew meto this book, were the characters.They are so complexly simple, that it'shard to remember, sometimes, that they were originally ink and paperdrawings, telling their stories through pictures, as well as words. Secondarily, I was drawn by the world, itself.How clearly and vividlyit's described has captured me from the first time I even heard of Abode,distinctly the fact that it was inhabited by such creatures as the elvesand their bonded wolves.I would recommend this book to anyone whoenjoyed realms of magic, love, fantasy, trial, or challenge.It holds allof these, and much, much more within it's comforting arms, and isdefinitely an excellent escape from reality.

5-0 out of 5 stars BREATHTAKING!!!!!
I stumbled across this novel on accident: I remember thinking, "how complex can a story about some elves be???" Was I wrong!!! These elves ain't about no cookies, okay??? They have a rich heritage and stunningcharacterizations, and--like the humans they clash with--have the normalrange of bonds and emotions. I love the characters, and their quest to findtheir origin isn't unlike ours. If you want a rich, classic story thatentertains on all levels, or if you want to see what the big fuss is aboutthe Pinis, this is a great place to start. STUNNING!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful story enriched with captivating characters.
JOURNEY TO SORROW'S END, like any of Richard & Wendy Pini's work, is superb. You could not ask for a better novel.It has everything: excitement, adventure, romance, and best of all, the world in the eyes of an elf. Be sure to read this one and I guarantee you'll be hooked to the everlasting and captivating world of ElfQuest!!! ... Read more

20. Quest's End (Elfquest)
by Wendy Pini, Richard Pini
 Paperback: Pages (1998-12-31)
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Asin: 0936861096
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