Good Neighbours

Author: Beth Hersant

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784628700

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 3364

A tribe on the verge of starvation... A threat from men’s oldest nightmares... It’s time to pick a side. Exploring the forgotten tales of our ancestors, Good Neighbours combines folklore, myth and theology to add a new dimension to the famous historical tales of Great Britain. Touching upon legend as well as facts, this is a comprehensive, fictionalised story that sheds light on how things came to be. An epic journey through the ages... Good Neighbours is a fantasy novel woven with the fascinating past of the British population, beginning at the Neolithic era in 7000 BC and spanning more than nine thousand years, to the modern day. The Iron Age, Saxon Invasion and the Normans are just a few of the wide array of topics covered in this unique novel. Delving into the violent periods of British history, Good Neighbours has a depth of plot and character that will prove a compelling read for fans of both history and fantasy fiction. Inspired by authors such as Milan Kundera, Harper Lee and C. S. Lewis, it provides an action-packed account of both the famous and forgotten aspects of British history, including those that are often omitted from museum displays and conventional accounts. In doing so, it crafts a history of Britain unlike any other...

Good Neighbours

Author: W. Rose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521141277

Category: Political Science

Page: 148

View: 5098

This is the story of a full life in an English community, lived first and told afterwards, from within.

Mitchum, Mexico and the Good Neighbours Era

Author: Liam White

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1909183466

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

View: 8298

Robert Mitchum was one of the most charismatic stars of the ‘classic Hollywood’ era. His screen persona was the essence of cool: tough but vulnerable, accepting of his fate with languid charm and easy humour. His films have often been seen through the lens of film noir, but they had something else in common too: the characters he played in Out of the Past, The Big Steal, His Kind of Woman, Second Chance, Where Danger Lives, and Angel Face seemed irrevocably drawn to Mexico. Mitchum’s sequence of films south of the border coincided with the advent of the ‘golden age’ of Mexico’s own film industry, a new cinematic wave that drew on serious artistic influences from the muralists to Sergei Eisenstein, and that was led by director Emilio Fernández and cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa whose 1943 film María Candelaria, starring former Hollywood siren Dolores del Río, had won a prize at Cannes. Under the Roosevelt administration’s ‘Good Neighbour’ policy - a wartime effort to court friendly Latin American countries - Hollywood’s portrayal of Mexico changed: out went the all-purpose exoticism, where ‘south of the border’ was a metaphor for the loosening of moral and sexual standards, and in came a more nuanced approach. In this authoritative study, Liam White encourages us to take a fresh look at how Mitchum’s films broke with Hollywood convention in the way they depicted Mexico; how Mexico’s own film industry boomed, becoming the first example of ‘world cinema’ to have an impact on the post-War world; and how its success attracted significant US talent - from John Steinbeck to John Ford - to work on bi-national projects.

Good Neighbours

Author: Richard Gordon

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755147073

Category: Fiction

Page: 60

View: 1359

Dr Richard Gordon had no desire to leave the idyllic hop fields of Kent. However, after a decade living in suburbia he has come to love it. This is a hilarious account of the habits and customs of the residents of Britain's many suburbs. Gordon comically exposes the fundamental structures and motivations of suburban society.

Good Neighbors

The Democracy of Everyday Life in America

Author: Nancy L. Rosenblum

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400881315

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

View: 8753

"Love thy neighbor" is an impossible exhortation. Good neighbors greet us on the street and do small favors, but neighbors also startle us with sounds at night and unleash their demons on us, they monitor and reproach us, and betray us to authorities. The moral principles prescribed for friendship, civil society, and democratic public life apply imperfectly to life around home, where we interact day to day without the formal institutions, rules of conduct, and means of enforcement that guide us in other settings. In Good Neighbors, Nancy Rosenblum explores how encounters among neighbors create a democracy of everyday life, which has been with us since the beginning of American history and is expressed in settler, immigrant, and suburban narratives and in novels, poetry, and popular culture. During disasters, like Hurricane Katrina, the democracy of everyday life is a resource for neighbors who improvise rescue and care. Degraded, this framework can give way to betrayal by neighbors, as faced by the Japanese Americans interned during World War II, or to terrible violence such as the lynching of African Americans. Under extreme conditions the barest act of neighborliness is a bulwark against total ethical breakdown. The elements of the democracy of everyday life—reciprocity, speaking out, and "live and let live"—comprise a democratic ideal not reducible to public principles of justice or civic virtue, but it is no less important. The democracy of everyday life, Rosenblum argues, is the deep substrate of democracy in America and can be its saving remnant.

The Good Neighbor Guidebook for Colorado

Necessary Information and Good Advice for Living in and Enjoying Today's Colorado

Author: Nancy S. Greif,Erin J. Johnson

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555662622

Category: Travel

Page: 274

View: 5275

The West is changing, and these days natives and newcomers alike need a lot of basic information to cope with issues that arise from increasing population and changing land-use regulations on both the local and federal levels.The Good Neighbor Guidebook for Colorado is an essential resource for anyone living in Colorado today. Arising from a seminar organized by the authors in Durango, this valuable collection features articles by some thirty-five expert contributors, ranging from builders to lawyers to land-use specialists and more. The book focuses on land stewardship; basics of Colorado law; working with local governments; issues of recreation, public lands, and tribal lands; protecting our western heritage; and avoiding and resolving problems.In Colorado, at the turn of the 21st century, the trend seems to be away from traditional, strong, relationship-based communities toward pseudo-communities that often are a collection of short-term alliances to fight common enemies. The re-establishment of strong neighbor relationships, with appreciation not only for shared values but for diverse opinions, can reverse this unfortunate trend. The Good Neighbor Guidebook for Colorado offers every citizen the tools to build better communities.

Nazis and Good Neighbors

The United States Campaign Against the Germans of Latin America in World War II

Author: Max Paul Friedman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521822466

Category: History

Page: 359

View: 5756

This international history uncovers an American security program in which Washington reached into fifteen Latin American countries to seize more than 4,000 German expatriates and intern them in the Texas desert. The crowd of Nazi Party members, antifascist exiles, and even Jewish refugees were lumped together in camps riven by strife. The book, first published in 2003, examines the evolution of governmental policy, its impact on individuals and emigrant communities, and the ideological assumptions that blinded officials in both Washington and Berlin to Latin American realities. Franklin Roosevelt's vaunted Good Neighbor policy was a victim of this effort to force reluctant Latin American governments to hand over their German residents, while the operation ruined an opportunity to rescue victims of the Holocaust. This study makes a very contemporary argument: that security measures based on group affiliation rather than individual actions are as unjust and ineffective in foreign policy as they are in law enforcement.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English 2 Teacher's Book

Examination Papers from the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

Author: University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521751070

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 108

View: 7725

Contains four sets of exam papers from Cambridge ESOL. Student's Books are available with or without answers.

Good Neighbours

Caring for Our Communities

Author: Chris Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780715149423

Category: Community life

Page: 114

View: 6356

Every child is part of a community and has to learn to live alongside both the good and bad in their everyday life. Good Neighbours provides a collection of witty, sharp stories that draw on both biblical and modern narratives. It is intended to help children to study the connections they have with other people, especially beyond their immediate family. Issues explored include:Coping with rivalry Keeping to the rules Caring for others Leadership Challenging bad rules Self-sacrificeEach unit includes:Photocopiable, illustrated stories Teachers notes packed with activities and ideas to prompt story telling Photocopiable worksheets Suggested activities for use with children with special needs. Living Stories is an exciting series of books designed for Key Stage 2 classroom work. The book contains a series of units that are suitable for use in RE, PSE, History and the Literacy Hour.

Good Neighbors

A Novel

Author: Joanne Serling

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455541893

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3269

A searing portrait of suburbia, friendship, and family strained by a devotion to false appearances. In an idyllic suburb, four young families quickly form a neighborhood clique, their friendships based on little more than the ages of their children and a shared sense of camaraderie. When one of the couples, Paige and Gene Edwards, adopt a four-year-old girl from Russia, the group's loyalty and morality is soon called into question. Are the Edwards unkind to their new daughter? Or is she a difficult child with hidden destructive tendencies? As the seams of the group friendship slowly unravel, neighbor Nicole Westerhof finds herself drawn further into the life of the adopted girl, forcing Nicole to re-examine the deceptive nature of her own family ties, and her complicity in the events unfolding around her.

Ein Akt der Gewalt


Author: Ryan David Jahn

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641053560

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9722

Brutal, schockierend, berührend – ein literarisches Meisterwerk Es ist vier Uhr früh, als sich Katrina Marino auf den Heimweg macht. Die Straßen sind menschenleer, trotzdem hat Katrina das Gefühl, beobachtet zu werden. Als sie sich wenig später ihrer Haustür nähert, nimmt sie aus dem Augenwinkel eine Gestalt wahr. Noch bevor sie reagieren kann, ist der Angreifer über ihr und sticht mit einem Messer auf sie ein. Katrina fängt an zu schreien. Katrinas Nachbarn hören ihre Schreie. Alle schauen aus ihren Fenstern, doch wer unternimmt etwas? Auf dem Heimweg von der Arbeit wird Katrina Marino in den frühen Morgenstunden Opfer eines brutalen Überfalls. Der Angriff findet direkt vor ihrer Haustür statt – und unter den Augen ihrer Nachbarn, die fast ausnahmslos untätig bleiben. Jeder hat mit seinem eigenen kleinen Drama zu kämpfen. Der 19-jährige Patrick etwa, der zur Armee eingezogen werden soll, aber für seine kranke Mutter sorgen muss. Oder Diane, die sich mit ihrem Ehemann streitet, weil dieser sie betrügt. Sie hören Katrinas Schreie und sehen, dass vor ihrer Haustür etwas Schreckliches passiert. Katrina spürt die Betrachter und ihre Blicke und hofft auf Hilfe. Und sie kämpft gegen den Tod. „Ein Akt der Gewalt” basiert auf einer wahren Geschichte, dem Mord an Kitty Genovese, der 1964 weltweit für Schlagzeilen sorgte und dessen Umstände später unter dem Begriff Bystander-Effekt in die Kriminalgeschichte eingingen.

Everyday Church

Mission By Being Good Neighbours

Author: Tim Chester

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 1844746305

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3839

Most people in the West have no intention of ever attending church. Indeed, many only use Christ's name as a swear word. And while some prominent churches are growing, much of this is transfer rather than true growth. Yet many of our approaches to evangelism still assume a Christian mentality. We expect people to come to us when we put on a good church service. We need to meet the unchurched where they are, in the context of everyday life, shifting the focus from putting on attractive events to creating attractive communities. Allow this book, with its focus on Peter's first letter, to change your expectations and your thinking. Dr Tim Chester is a leader within The Crowded House and Director of the Northern Training Institute. He is a prolific author. He is married to Helen and they have two daughters. Steve Timmis is the Acts 29 Network Director for Western Europe and Director of the Porterbrook Network. He is also the founder of The Crowded House. He is married to Janet and they have four children. Tim and Steve are joint authors of Total Church: A Radical Reshaping around Gospel and Community (IVP).