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Son of a rubber planter, Alan Howard’s schooling began on a beach. After a grinding spell in the English educational system, he tried several occupations before settling on the writing of novels.
He works in a shed at the end of his garden under an ancient apple-tree. For recreation he walks through the woodlands of Sussex and, when injury permits, plays fanatically bad real tennis.
This is the tale of the haunting, in modern times, of a girl by a ghost exactly resembling her own dead mother. Encountering this ghost imprisoned in the East wing of the Great House Kate is gradually drawn in and compelled to unravel the terrible story of this place. The reader too will feel utterly drawn in to follow Kate’s story through the author’s masterful storytelling powers and the two worlds, modern and historical are woven together in to a web in which the reader has no desire to leave but instead continue turning the pages to the surprising denouement. Through the Tales of Shabby Tattler, a one-eyed vagabond whose power of description seems to bring to life those he depicts, Kate is drawn into a past in which she finds herself a living victim, trapped by circumstance and helpless to alter the terrifying unfolding of events. This is the first in a trilogy of Gothic tales through which, in a ‘Danse Macabre’ moves the dark enigmatic figure of the ‘Shabby Tattler’, the cunning man. Tale-teller and myth-maker is he, or puppet-master of these strange plays, conjuring appearances and disappearances, scenes of tragedy and comedy: manipulator of souls with strings invisible?
Your timely source for more cost-effective and less disruptive solutions to your underground infrastructure needs. The North American Tunneling Conference is the premier biennial tunneling event for North America, bringing together the brightest, most resourceful, and innovative minds in the tunneling industry. It underscores the important role that the industry plays in the development of underground spaces, transportation and conveyance systems, and other forms of sustainable underground infrastructure. With every conference, the number of attendees and breadth of topics grow. The authors-experts and leaders in the industry- share the latest case histories, expertise, lessons learned, and real-world applications from around the globe. Crafted from a collection of 126 papers presented at the conference, this book takes you deep inside the projects. It includes challenging design issues, fresh approaches on performance, future projects, and industry trends as well as ground movement and support, structure analysis, risk and cost management, rock tunnels, caverns and shafts, TBM technology, and water and wastewater conveyance.
Don McLean is one of America's most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits 'American Pie' and 'Vincent (Starry Starry Night)'. Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna's No. 1 recording of 'American Pie' in 2000 and George Michael's version of 'The Grave' in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War. Don McLean is immortalized as the subject of the Roberta Flack/The Fugees No. 1 hit, ' Killing Me Softly With His Song'. The author has interviewed McLean at length about his childhood, the making of American Pie and his career as a singer, songwriter and performer. Says Jim Monaghan of WHDA radio, NJ: ...Alan Howard did a terrific job in not just sharing Don's story, but revealing a personal side of Don rarely seen by the public.
In 1960 Wilhelm Stoll joined the University of Notre Dame faculty as Professor of Mathematics, and in October, 1984 the university acknowledged his many years of distinguished service by holding a conference in complex analysis in his honour. This volume is the proceedings of that conference. It was our priviledge to serve, along with Nancy K. Stanton, as conference organizers. We are grateful to the College of Science of the University of Notre Dame and to the National Science Foundation for their support. In the course of a career that has included the publication of over sixty research articles and the supervision of eighteen doctoral students, Wilhelm Stoll has won the affection and respect of his colleagues for his diligence, integrity and humaneness. The influence of his ideas and insights and the subsequent investigations they have inspired is attested to by several of the articles in the volume. On behalf of the conference partipants and contributors to this volume, we wish Wilhelm Stoll many more years of happy and devoted service to mathematics. Alan Howard Pit-Mann Wong VII III ~ c: ... ~ c: o U CI> .r. ~ .... o e ::J ~ o a:: a. ::J o ... (.!:J VIII ' Q) g> a. ' Q) E z ' ..... o Q) E Q) ..c eX IX Participants on the Group Picture Qi-keng LU, Professor, Chinese Academy of Science, Peking, China.