Sporting Society or Sporting Chat and Sporting Memories - Stories Humorous and Curious; Wrinkles of the Field and the Race-Course; Anecdotes of the Stable and the Kennel; with Numerous Practical Notes on Shooting and Fishing - Volume I: Fox Russell
Sporting Society or Sporting Chat and Sporting Memories - Stories Humorous and Curious; Wrinkles of the Field and the Race-Course; Anecdotes of the Stable and the Kennel; with Numerous Practical Notes on Shooting and Fishing - Volume II: Fox Russell
Sporting Society:Sporting chat and sporting memories - stories humorous and curious - wrinkles of the field and the race-course - anecdotes of the stable and the kennel - with numerous practical notes on shooting and fishing - Vol. 2 Randolph Caldecott, Fox Russell
Sporting Society:Sporting chat and sporting memories, stories humorous and curious, wrinkles of the field and the race-course - anecdotes of the stable and the kennel - with numerous practical notes on shooting and fishing - Vol. 1 Randolph Caldecott, Fox Russell
The Adventure of Silver Blaze, one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 12 in the cycle collected as ´´The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes´´. Doyle ranked ´´Silver Blaze´´ 13th in a list of his 19 favourite Sherlock Holmes stories. One of the most popular Sherlock Holmes short stories, ´´Silver Blaze´´ focuses on the disappearance of the eponymous race horse (a famous winner) on the eve of an important race and on the apparent murder of its trainer. The tale is distinguished by its atmospheric Dartmoor setting and late-Victorian sporting milieu. It also features some of Conan Doyle´s most effective plotting, hinging on the ´´curious incident of the dog in the night-time.´´ Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson travel by train to Dartmoor to investigate a crime of disappearance of the great race horse Silver Blaze and the murder of the horse´s trainer, John Straker. Holmes and Watson arrive at King´s Pyland, from which Silver Blaze is missing. Fitzroy Simpson has come to Dartmoor (and specifically to King´s Pyland) to gather information relating to his professional activities, and has become a suspect in the murder. However, to Holmes, from the outset, there seem to be a number of facts that do not fit the inspector´s case against Simpson, damning as it looks. It seems odd, for instance, that he would lead the horse out on to the moor simply to injure or kill him. That could be done right in his stall. He could not have stolen the animal. What good would such a famous thoroughbred be to him? Why has an exhaustive search of the neighbourhood not turned up Silver Blaze? What has Simpson done with him? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/007081/bk_edel_007081_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Find the best thing to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India´s Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper´s Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska´s caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like completing the Tour de Mont Blanc. This vibrant, practical and addictive book covers the 365 best festivals, sporting events, adventures and natural phenomena. For anyone looking for inspiration for where to go when, Best Place to be Today offers a wealth of ideas, inspiring photos, and dates galore. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world´s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet´s mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travellers´ Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category ´Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.´ - New York Times ´Lonely Planet. It´s on everyone´s bookshelves; it´s in every traveller´s hands. It´s on mobile phones. It´s on the Internet. It´s everywhere, and it´s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.´ - Fairfax Media (Australia)
If you stumbled on a witch, are you sure you could spot her? What if she came in the form of a sweet old lady sporting sweats? So begins the witchy, wondrous debut novel certain to warm your soul and give it shivers at the same heart-thumping time. With a smouldering cauldron of quirky witches, wayward ghosts, sarcastic pets - and an awkward male sidekick - this tale of two covens offers delightful new ways to separate the good witch from the bad. When Amy and her one-eared, one-eyed cat Scruff escape her abusive great aunt, their getaway car is sent hurtling through a tunnel by a wave of water, and her simple plan goes awry in ways Amy could never have conjured. What follows is a series of curious circumstances, particularly the strange ways of the elderly Milly and her sweatsuit-clad friends. Together, they form the OLDGALS - Old Ladies Doing Good And Loving Sweats. When a trio of evil witches confront them, a fierce battle begins. Can Amy triumph over evil - and perhaps even find superhuman romance? For Amy and friends, it´s an action-packed, magical ride that´s as bumpy a ride as witch´s broom, and always brimming over with spine-tingling surprises. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Elvidge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010667/bk_acx0_010667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.