In the Words of South African Sporting Heroes: George Claassen
Making Champions - How South Africa´s sporting heroes are made: Michael Jenkins
A collection of fishing stories from acclaimed novelist and outdoorsman William G. Tapply. ´´It’s been a lifelong, ever-expanding journey, with many big fish and faraway waters and dramatic moments...and yet I don’t think any of those moments or any of those places or fish has thrilled me any more than seeing the twitch of my line where it entered the muddy waters of my backyard pond....” In this collection of fishing stories from acclaimed novelist and outdoor writer William G. Tapply, the natural appeal of fishing comes to life. Each story in Every Day Was Special was previously published in Tapply’s back-page column, ´´Reading the Currents” in American Angler, or in Gray’s Sporting Journal, or in Field & Stream. From ´´Dam It´´ to ´´First Light´´ to ´´When Trout Get Antsy´´, these thirty re-readable pieces are unique in their own ways, and yet, all are classic Tapply. These writings serve as testament to the thrill of fishing, the inimitable energy of casting at daybreak, and the innocence of streamside summers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008688/bk_adbl_008688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lady Bette, the 14-year-old heiress to the vast Northumberland estates, becomes the victim of a plot by her grandmother, the Countess Howard, to marry her to the dissident fortune-hunter Thomas Thynn, a man three times her age with an evil reputation. Revolted by her new husband, Lady Bette flees to Holland. Within weeks, Thynn is gunned down in the street by three hired assassins. Who is behind the contract killing? Is it the Swedish Count Coningsmark, young and glamorous with blond hair down to his waist? Or is it a political assassination as the anti-Catholic press maintains? Thynn was, after all, a key player in the Protestant faction to exclude the Catholic James, Duke of York, as his brother Charles II´s successor. N.A. Pickford creates a world of tension and insecurity, of constant plotting and counter-plotting and of rabid anti-Catholicism, where massive street demonstrations and public Papal burnings are weekly events. The action moves from the great landed estates of Syon and Petworth to the cheap taverns and brothels of London, and finally to Newgate and the gallows - the sporting spectacle of the day. In the process, the book gives us a vivid and deeply researched portrait of Restoration society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Scarfe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000660/bk_orio_000660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.