As inventive as Agatha Christie, as hilarious as P.G. Wodehouse - discover the delightful detective stories of Edmund Crispin. Crime fiction at its quirkiest and best. Richard Cadogan, poet and would-be bon vivant, arrives for what he thinks will be a relaxing holiday in the city of dreaming spires. Late one night, however, he discovers the dead body of an elderly woman lying in a toyshop and is coshed on the head. When he comes to, he finds that the toyshop has disappeared and been replaced with a grocery store. The police are understandably skeptical of this tale but Richard's former schoolmate, Gervase Fen (Oxford professor and amateur detective), knows that truth is stranger than fiction (in fiction, at least). Soon the intrepid duo are careening around town in hot pursuit of clues but just when they think they understand what has happened, the disappearing-toyshop mystery takes a sharp turn…Erudite, eccentric and entirely delightful – Before Morse, Oxford's murders were solved by Gervase Fen, the most unpredictable detective in classic crime fiction.
Perhaps the question which is most frequently asked anent toy dogs is whether the keeping them as a pleasure and hobby can be combined with profit by means of breeding them and selling the puppies. To such a query it is very hard to give a definite reply, for this reason-whether or not toy dog breeding can be made profitable depends, firstly, on the character of the enterpriser, and, secondly, on that inscrutable factor-Fate.
Lumphy is a stuffed buffalo. StingRay is a stuffed stingray. And Plastic... well, Plastic isn't quite sure "what" she is. They all belong to the Little Girl who lives on the high bed with the fluffy pillows.
We have embraced our dogs as part of the family for centuries; they are indispensable to our hearts and happiness. It's no surprise that when it comes to their health, we would do anything to keep them safe and ease any of their discomforts. Unfortunately, veterinarian costs add up quickly and often produce mediocre results, not to mention exposing our pets to unnecessary and sometimes painful procedures. Conventional care is no longer your only choice as more and more pet owners have realized the undeniable benefits of homeopathic therapy. Author Emilee Day is an advocate of holistic alternatives and was inspired by her two dogs, Emma and Koli, to share what she's learned with other dog lovers who believe in the healing properties of natural remedies. Essential Oils for Dogs: A Complete Guide of Natural Remedies is an excellent encyclopedic resource for beginners. Written in a simple, easy-to-understand style, your dog will immediately benefit when you put the knowledge to use. Here's a sample of what's inside: -Learn the distinct difference between Aromatherapy and Essential Oils -Discover at-home treatments and cures for a multitude of common ailments -Mastering the 3-step Rainbow technique -Find out which essential oils must NEVER be used on your dog -A list of 10 common oils to keep on hand -The 4-step process of making your own essential oils -Make non-toxic, homemade pet products right in your kitchen -And so, so much more Whether you want to simply maintain your pet's health between regular checkups or learn to treat a chronic condition naturally, this book is an A-to-Z innovative approach to your dog's overall well being. Taking care of your animal's needs in the comfortable surroundings of home is rewarding in itself, but we must warn you to be prepared for the sweet-smelling kisses and wagging tails you'll receive in appreciation.
This volume contains two concise works by the innovative twentieth-century literary critic Janko Lavrin, offering accessible and thoughtful introductions to the two greatest Russian novelists. It provides a perfect point of access into the often bewildering world of Russian literature, and the troubled geniuses which created it.
Tolstoy: An Approach, first published in 1944, is an attempt to interpret Tolstoy as an artist and thinker in light of the twentieth-century experience: specifically, it seeks to discern the relationship between Tolstoy the novelist and Tolstoy the religious pseudo-prophet, thereby articulating the contours of his most essential ethical and psychological insights.
In Dostoevsky: A Study, published first in 1943, Lavrin suggests a wide range of valuable observations and intriguing possibilities, exploring the enigmatic and perennially fascinating Dostoevsky in terms of the inter-connections between his life, his thought, his relationships, his writing, and the socio-cultural circumstances in which he found himself.
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