A mysterious depiction of masked revellers at the Venice carnival hangs in the college rooms of Oliver's old professor in Cambridge. On this cold winter's night, its eerie secret is revealed by the ageing don. The dark art of the Venetian scene, instead of imitating life, has the power to entrap it. To stare into the painting is to play dangerously with the unseen demons it hides, and become the victim of its macabre beauty ...
Anita Lobel was barely five years old when World War II began and the Nazis burst into her home in Krakow, Poland. Her life changed forever. She spent her childhood in hiding with her brother and their nanny, moving from countryside to ghetto to convent--where the Nazis finally caught up with them.
Since coming to the United States as a teenager, Anita has spent her life making pictures. She has never gone back. She has never looked back. Until now.
Reginald Hill's ironic humor, polished prose, and keen insight have placed him squarely alongside such great mystery writers as P. D. James and Ruth Rendell. In his latest novel his much-appreciated team of detectives, the incomparable Dalziel and Pascoe, find themselves in the pretty village of Enscombe, which is steadfastly trying -- though somewhat in vain -- to repel the advances of both tourists and developers. When a policeman is discovered missing, Pascoe is immediately worried, but Dalziel thinks he's overreacting... until the normally phlegmatic Sergeant Wield also shows signs of changing his first impressions of picture-perfect village life. Over two eventful days a new pattern emerges: one of lust and lying, family feuds and ancient injuries, frustrated desires and unbalanced minds. Finally, inevitably, everything comes to a bloody climax at the Squire's Reckoning, where the villagers gather each Lady Day to feast and pay old debts. Not even the three lawmen's presence can change the course of history... though one of them is to find the course of his own personal history changed forever. "Outstanding procedual series." -- "The New York Times"
This work takes a comical view at the reasoning behind why women do not conceive. The author has never had children and feels no reason to. Her lifestyle is completed by a pet, and she sees no reason to change her life for something more hectic. Tanya Wexler Russell was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, a small town in the heart of the delta. She now resides in Madison, Mississippi with her husband and dogchild. Her occupations have ranged from Radio Personality, Lifeguard, Optician, to Registered Medical Assistant, Transcriptionist, and Certified Coding Specialist. Never being completely satisfied with her job history, the one thing she is sure of, is the fact that she's 39 years old and never had the urge to change a diaper. As she watches her friends chase drooling babies and taking vacation days to take care of sick kids, she sits back and uses her vacation days for real vacations. She attributes her youthful appearance to the fact that she doesn't worry about teen pregnancy, child support, or college tuition.
This book shows how a circle, divided like a pie, can be used to make pictures of all kinds. Using just 4 simple shapes, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a variety of patterns, animals, people, and more! This book is packed with cool things that kids-and not a few adults-really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full entertainment.