An enthralling and eye-opening account of a long trek through the Austrian mountains.
Mathew Thorpe didn't set out to write a book. He didn't plan to devote so much time to exploring the Austrian Jakobswege. But during a fortuitous visit shortly before retiring from his role as Head of International Family Justice, Thorpe was captivated by the glorious history and unrivalled natural beauty of these pilgrim trails
A Divided Heart is the fascinating account of four long walks: the first the East-West March from Vienna to the Swiss border; the second crossing the Southern Provinces of Steiermark, Kärnten, Ost Tirol, Sud Tirol and on to Innsbruck; the third from the Czech border to Strass in Zillertal; and the fourth from Passau to Salzburg. Each walk is presented as a succession of day stages, making it a useful guide for anyone who considers adding a few days' walking to their Austrian holiday.
But this is more than a walking guide - it's a book of memories, and a portrait of pastoral Austria. It offers an illuminating account of the country's monasteries and the Catholic Church, and of the kindness of the wonderful array of characters Thorpe encountered along his journeys. A Divided Heart is an enthralling adventure that will please anyone with an interest in Austria - real and armchair travellers alike.
Learn to make star quilts that truly shine using variations on traditional blocks and the mix-and-match patterns in this skill-building guide.
Quilt designer and teacher Barbara Cline has helped countless crafters expand their creative horizons. Now she helps you reach for the stars with 9 wall-hanging projects. Plus she demonstrates how the featured star block patterns can be transformed into 27 different quilts!
Beginning with the classic Lone Star block, Barbara explains the basics of layout and diamond piecing, offering tips and tricks that save time and avoid common pitfalls. Arranged in order of difficulty, each new quilt project offers new challenges with step-by-step instructions designed to build skills as you go. Barbara also shares many valuable life lessons and shows you how to achieve the fine workmanship found in the quilts made in her Mennonite community.
Get started today with this comprehensive guide to patchwork and quilting for beginners. With the information and projects in this book, you can discover the delights of this old-fashioned craft—while creating beautiful quilts and other items for yourself and for others. Numerous color photos are included for guidance and inspiration. · Covers all aspects of quilting, from piecing and patchwork to quilting and binding. · Includes quick and clever techniques with step-by-step illustrated instructions. · Choose from sixteen small and large projects, including bed quilts, bags, and wall hangings. · Features a glossary explaining common quilting and sewing terms.
Originally published in 1966, Learning to Ride, Hunt, and Show is still today recognized by many equestrians as the essential handbook for riders of every skill level. Written by Gordon Wright, acknowledged to be the founding father of American horsemanship, this book every aspect of the fundamentals of riding, including chapters devoted to:• Horse anatomy• Tips on grooming• Trotting, galloping, and cantering• Jumping• Caring for a horse during illness• Equipment • Stable management Whether you are a young rider looking to learn the fundamentals or a veritable professional seeking to perfect your technique, Learning to Ride, Hunt, and Show is an indispensable guide to all aspects of horsemanship.
The seven follies of science; a popular account of the most famous scientific impossibilities and the attempts which have been made to solve them to which is added a small budget of interesting paradoxes, illusions, and marvels.(Summary by John Phin)
A hilarious insider’s guide to Paris by the author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French: “Clarke’s eye for detail is terrific” (The Washington Post). Stephen Clarke may have adopted Paris as his home, but he still has an Englishman’s eye for the people, cafés, art, sidewalks, food, fashion, and romance that make Paris a one-of-a-kind city. This irreverent outsider-turned-insider guide shares local savoir faire, from how to separate the good restaurants from the bad to navigating the baffling Métro system. It also provides invaluable insights into the etiquette of public urination and the best ways to experience Parisian life without annoying the Parisians (a truly delicate art). Clarke’s witty and expert tour of the city leaves no boulevard unexplored—even those that might be better left alone.
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