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Mary Stewart was one of the 20th century's bestselling and best-loved novelists. She was born in Sunderland, County Durham in 1916, but lived for most of her life in Scotland, a source of much inspiration for her writing. Her first novel, Madam, Will You Talk? was published in 1955 and marked the beginning of a long and acclaimed writing career. In 1971 she was awarded the International PEN Association's Frederick Niven Prize for The Crystal Cave, and in 1974 the Scottish Arts Council Award for one of her children's books, Ludo and the Star Horse. She was married to the Scottish geologist Frederick Stewart, and died in 2014.
1879. Lanzarote. A wealthy young woman elopes with an impoverished fisherman, leaving her family distraught.1968. Perdita West, secretary to a famous author, visits Lanzarote on a research trip and begins to fall in love with the unusual, beautiful little island. When, while snorkelling, a landslide traps Perdita in an underwater cave, her efforts to save herself will reveal what happened to the ill-fated couple who fell in love at this very spot almost a century ago ...
Knigi Mehri Styuart zavoevali serdca millionov chitatelej, poluchiv pri ehtom vysokuyu ocenku kritikov, osobo otmechavshih ee masterstvo v zhanre avantyurnogo romana. Ej kak nikomu drugomu udalos' ob"e;edinit' v syuzhete liricheskuyu temu, detektivnye noty i poistine kinematograficheskij saspens. Romany Styuart perevodilis' na mnogie yazyki i do sih por prodolzhayut pokoryat' chitayushchuyu publiku vsekh stran mira. V sbornik voshli dva romana: "e;Lunnye pryahi"e; i "e;Gonchie psy Gavriila"e;. V kazhdom iz nih dejstvie razvorachivaetsya v mestah ehkzoticheskih i tainstvennyh. Geroinya pervogo romana Nikola Ferris priezzhaet na Krit, chtoby otdohnut', i neozhidanno obnaruzhivaet, chto v ehtom bezmyatezhnom rajskom ugolke vedetsya samaya nastoyashchaya ohota na dvoih molodyh anglichan, po neschastlivoj sluchajnosti stavshih svidetelyami ubijstva... YUnaya aristokratka Kristi, geroinya vtorogo romana, puteshestvuet po Livanu. Ej stanovitsya izvestno, chto ee tetya Garriet, ehkscentrichnaya bogataya staruha, zhivet nepodaleku ot Bejruta v svoem dvorce. Kristi gorit zhelaniem navestit' tetyu. Odnako popast' v ee skazochnyj dvorec, slovno soshedshij so stranic "e;Tysyachi i odnoj nochi"e;, dovol'no trudno. A eshche trudnee - vyjti iz nego zhivoj...
Mehri Styuart (1916-2014) eshche v yunye gody dala zarok posvyatit' svoyu zhizn' literature. I fortuna vstala na ee storonu. Pervyj roman ("e;Madam, vy budete govorit'?"e;) prishelsya chitatelyam po dushe, i pochti kazhdoe novoe proizvedenie anglijskoj pisatel'nicy stanovilos' bestsellerom. No nastoyashchij uspekh prishel k nej v 1970-e gody, kogda uvidela svet trilogiya o volshebnike Merline i korole Arture ("e;Hrustal'nyj grot"e;, "e;Polye holmy"e;, "e;Poslednee volshebstvo"e;), soedinivshaya v sebe istoriyu i fantastiku i vposledstvii pererosshaya v pentalogiyu (dobavilis' romany "e;Nedobryj den'"e; i "e;Princ i palomnica"e;). Sama pisatel'nica svoyu zadachu opredelyaet prosto:"e;Esli golos predanij tak nastojchiv - esli motivy tak zhivuchi i vozrozhdayutsya vnov' i vnov', - znachit, v nih soderzhitsya real'noe zerno, dazhe v samyh fantasticheskih istoriyah, kotorye nasloilis' vokrug serdceviny skudnyh faktov Arturova sushchestvovaniya. Uvlekatel'noe zanyatie - osmyslivat' ehti podchas dikie i nelogichnye syuzhety, pridavat' im harakter bolee ili menee svyaznyh i pravdopodobnyh rasskazov o chelovecheskih postupkah i mire voobrazheniya"e;.
Mehri Styuart (1916-2014) eshche v yunye gody dala zarok posvyatit' svoyu zhizn' literature. I fortuna vstala na ee storonu. Pervyj roman ("e;Madam, vy budete govorit'?"e;) prishelsya chitatelyam po dushe, i pochti kazhdoe novoe proizvedenie anglijskoj pisatel'nicy stanovilos' bestsellerom. No nastoyashchij uspekh prishel k nej v 1970-e gody, kogda uvidela svet trilogiya o volshebnike Merline i korole Arture ("e;Hrustal'nyj grot"e;, "e;Polye holmy"e;, "e;Poslednee volshebstvo"e;), soedinivshaya v sebe istoriyu i fantastiku i vposledstvii pererosshaya v pentalogiyu (dobavilis' romany "e;Nedobryj den'"e; i "e;Princ i palomnica"e;). Sama pisatel'nica svoyu zadachu opredelyaet prosto:"e;Esli golos predanij tak nastojchiv - esli motivy tak zhivuchi i vozrozhdayutsya vnov' i vnov', - znachit, v nih soderzhitsya real'noe zerno, dazhe v samyh fantasticheskih istoriyah, kotorye nasloilis' vokrug serdceviny skudnyh faktov Arturova sushchestvovaniya. Uvlekatel'noe zanyatie - osmyslivat' ehti podchas dikie i nelogichnye syuzhety, pridavat' im harakter bolee ili menee svyaznyh i pravdopodobnyh rasskazov o chelovecheskih postupkah i mire voobrazheniya"e;. V knigu vhodyat pervye dva romana cikla.
Neposede Mehri kazhetsya, chto kanikuly u babushki v derevne tyanutsya celuyu vechnost'. No skuke prihodit konec, kogda devochka vstrechaet chernogo kota, i tot privodit ee v les - na to mesto, gde rastet krasivyj, no ochen' strannyj cvetok. Staryj sadovnik rasskazyvaet Mehri, chto ehtot cvetok s nezapamyatnyh vremen schitaetsya volshebnym - on cvetet lish' raz v sem' let, i tomu, kto najdet ego, daruet neobyknovennuyu silu i vlast'. S pomoshch'yu chudesnogo cvetka Mehri na malen'koj metle vzmyvaet za oblaka i prizemlyaetsya v skazochnoj strane. Devochka okazyvaetsya v shkole ved'm, gde ee prinimayut za novuyu uchenicu. Ona nachinaet uchit'sya koldovskomu iskusstvu, no vskore ponimaet, chto v skazochnoj strane tvoritsya chto-to neladnoe...
New and better than ever, Launching the Imagination treats design as both a verb and a noun-as both a process and a product. Design is deliberate-a process of exploring multiple solutions and choosing the most promising option. Through an immersion in 2-D 3-D and 4-D concepts students are encouraged to develop methods of thinking visually that will serve them throughout their studies and careers. Building on strengths of the previous five editions Launching the Imagination 6e is even more: Concise. Content has been refined so that maximum content can be communicated as clearly and concisely as possible. Colorful. In addition to the full color used throughout the book, the writing is livelier than that in most textbooks. Analogies expand communication, and every visual example has been carefully selected for maximum impact. Comprehensive. Launching the Imagination is the only foundational text with full sections devoted to critical and creative thinking and to time-based design. The photo program is global, represents a myriad of stylistic approaches, and prominently features design and media arts as well as more traditional art forms. Contemporary. More than half of the visual examples represent artworks completed since 1970, and over 100 represent works completed since 2000 Compelling. Interviews with exemplars of creativity have always been an important feature of this book. Three of the best past profiles have been revised and a new profile has been added. Now inserted into the body of the text, each interview deliberately builds on its chapter content. In Chapter Five, designer Steve Quinn describes the seven-step sequence he uses in developing websites, logos, and motion graphics. In Chapter 8, Jim Elniski describes The Greenhouse Chicago, an innovative home that is both highly energy efficient and elegant. In Chapter 11, ceramicist David MacDonald describes his influences and work process. And, in the new profile in Chapter 6, artist Sara Mast describes an ambitious art and science collaboration begun in celebration of the ideas of Albert Einstein. We have also added a new feature called Success Stories. These short interviews explore connections between foundational coursework and career success. In Chapter Five, Elizabeth Nelson discusses her wide-ranging design work at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. In Chapter Six, Jane Parkerson Ferry describes her work as Curator of Education at the Orlando Museum of Art. Jason Chin's interview in Chapter Seven connects directly to his self-designed project in the Self Assignment feature earlier in the chapter. As a freshman at Syracuse University, he completed this ambitious illustration project as the final project in a Two-Dimensional Design course. In the Chapter Seven interview, he describes his current work as a professional illustrator. In Chapter Eight, Dennis Montagna describes connections between his art and design major and his current historical preservation work for the National Park Service. Almost fifty new images have been added, representing major contemporary artists and designers including Wolfgang Buttress, Do Ho Suh, Garo Antresian, Janet Ballweg, Phoebe Morris, Alain Cornu, and Natalya Zahn.
U Dzhili Rehmsi s detstva byli prichiny verit', chto ee lyubimaya krestnaya, tetya Dzhejlis, nemnozhechko koldun'ya, ved' ee redkie poyavleniya vsegda byli takimi chudesnymi! Poluchiv v nasledstvo ot teti dom v Uiltshire, Dzhili obnaruzhivaet v svoem novom vladenii komnatu, gde hranyatsya sushenye travy i kakie-to snadob'ya, i poluchaet poslaniya ot krestnoj, kotorye prinosyat golubi. Devushka uznaet, chto v derevne ee tetushka slyla yasnovidyashchej i znaharkoj - poprostu ved'moj. Pravdu govoryat lyudi ili net, no vo sne Dzhili letaet v lunnom svete i vidit zagadochnuyu scenu u drevnego svyatilishcha druidov... Ej peredalis' po nasledstvu i sposobnosti k vorozhbe, ili dobraya feya-krestnaya pytaetsya ukazat' devushke put' k ee schast'yu?
The bestselling author of the acclaimed Merlin Trilogy returns to the magical world of King Arthur and Camelot-to tell a story of daring adventure, unexpected love, and unsurpassed enchantment.Eager, burning, and young, Alexander has come of age to take vengeance on the treacherous King of Cornwall who murdered his father. He sets off toward Camelot to seek justice from King Arthur, only to be diverted by the beautiful and sensual Morgan le Fay, Arthur's sister. Using her wiles and her enchantments, Morgan persuades the young prince to attempt a theft of the Holy Grail. He is unaware her motives are of the darkest nature.Motherless daughter of a royal duke, Alice has lived a life of lively adventure, accompanying her father on his yearly pilgrimages. Now, on her father's final visit to Jerusalem, she comes under the protection of a young prince whose brothers were murdered, a prince who is in possession of an enchanted silver cup believed to be the mysterious Holy Grail itself.Thus the stage is set for two young seekers to meet-and to find not what they are searching for but, instead, the greatest treasure of all: love.
Mary Stewart's stunning Arthurian Saga that began with The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, The Last Enchantment continues withThe Wicked Day, the story of the clash between King Arthur and his bastard son, MordredBorn of an incestuous relationship between King Arthur and his half sister, and prophesied by Merlin to kill Arthur, Mordred is stolen away from his mother and raised in secrecy by a kind couple on an isolated Orkney island in the hopes that he will defy his fate.Mordred, known to history as a traitor and a murderer, is no villain, but a quick-witted young man, with hopes and dreams of his own. But try as he might, Mordred cannot escape Merlin's prophecy.His mother, the evil sorceress Morgause, tracks her son down and takes him back, then feeds the flames of Mordred's ambition, setting into motion a chain of events that will go down in history-and legend-as father and son are finally forced to confront each other one last time: on the wicked day of destiny, when Arthur's final battle will be fought.
First published 45 years ago, this is a beautiful new edition of Mary Stewart's beloved magical classic illustrated by Shirley Hughes. Don't miss the beautifully animated film adaptation called Mary and the Witch's Flower (by the producer of The Tale of The Princess Kaguya), in cinemas now. 'The little broomstick gave a leap, a violent twist, a kick like the kick of a pony.' Mary's been exiled to her great-aunt, deep in the English countryside. Miserable and lonely, she befriends strange black cat Tib who leads her deep into the forest to an ordinary looking broomstick. Before Mary can gather her wits, the broomstick jumps into action, whisking her over the treetops, above the clouds, and to the grounds of Endor College, school of witchcraft. But something is terribly wrong at Endor. Students are taught spells that are petty and ill-wishing, and when Mary discovers evidence of a terrible and cruel experiment in transformation, she decides to leave. But the moment her broomstick takes off, she realises that Tib the cat has been captured ... Mary Stewart is the bestselling author of fourteen romantic thrillers, including the classic novels This Rough Magic and The Moon-Spinners, and five historical fantasy novels of Arthurian Britain. The animated film, Mary and the Witch's Flower, will be released in 2018 by Studio Ponoc. The producer, Yoshiaki Nishimura, also produced The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There.