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A struggling silhouette artist in Victorian Bath seeks out a renowned child spirit medium in order to speak to the dead - and to try and identify their killers - in this beguiling new tale from the queen of Gothic fiction, Laura Purcell As ...

Author: Laura Purcell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525507208

Category: Fiction

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A struggling silhouette artist in Victorian Bath seeks out a renowned child spirit medium in order to speak to the dead - and to try and identify their killers - in this beguiling new tale from the queen of Gothic fiction, Laura Purcell As the age of the photograph dawns in Victorian Bath, silhouette artist Agnes is struggling to keep her business afloat. Still recovering from a serious illness herself, making enough money to support her elderly mother and her orphaned nephew Cedric has never been easy, but then one of her clients is murdered shortly after sitting for Agnes, and then another, and another... Why is the killer seemingly targeting her business? Desperately seeking an answer, Agnes approaches Pearl, a child spirit medium lodging in Bath with her older half-sister and her ailing father, hoping that if Pearl can make contact with those who died, they might reveal who killed them. But Agnes and Pearl quickly discover that instead they may have opened the door to something that they can never put back.
2021-06-01 By Laura Purcell

Author: Max-Pol Fouchet

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ISBN: OCLC:228213835

Category: Art, African

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1976 By Max-Pol Fouchet

Author: Sally Martin

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ISBN: 0972651004

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2003 By Sally Martin

For ten years, Nefari Ashcroft, princess of the Shadow Kingdom, has hidden.For ten years, she's endured the memory of everyone she's lost.

Author: D. Fischer

Publisher: Acorn Publishing

ISBN: 1952112451

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 340

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For ten years, Nefari Ashcroft, princess of the Shadow Kingdom, has hidden.For ten years, she's endured the memory of everyone she's lost. But now, dark magic has allowed the Queen of Salix to wreak havoc on the realm; her wraiths hunt from the sky, her possessed armies march across the land, and the bone criers pick apart the flesh of the corpses both leave behind.Nefari was prophesied to rise and be the sword of the realm. With her bright starlight magic, she was born to conquer the Queen's darkness. And for the last decade, she's trained to do just that. . .It should be easy, since everyone thought she died the day her kingdom fell. But staying hidden - remaining 'nobody' - is simpler than accepting her dark past, enduring her harrowing fate, and claiming her broken crown.
2021-01-22 By D. Fischer

For ten years, Nefari Ashcroft, princess of the Shadow Kingdom, has hidden.For ten years, she's endured the memory of everyone she's lost.But now, dark magic has allowed the Queen of Salix to wreak havoc on the realm; her wraiths hunt from ...

Author: D. Fischer

Publisher: Danielle Fischer

ISBN: 1637955634

Category: Fiction

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For ten years, Nefari Ashcroft, princess of the Shadow Kingdom, has hidden.For ten years, she's endured the memory of everyone she's lost.But now, dark magic has allowed the Queen of Salix to wreak havoc on the realm; her wraiths hunt from the sky, her possessed armies march across the land, and the bone criers pick apart the flesh of the corpses both leave behind.Nefari was prophesied to rise and be the sword of the realm. With her bright starlight magic, she was born to conquer the Queen's darkness.And for the last decade, she's trained to do just that. . .It should be easy, since everyone thought she died the day her kingdom fell. But staying hidden - remaining 'nobody' - is simpler than accepting her dark past, enduring her harrowing fate, and claiming her broken crown.An instant bestselling series, perfect for Sarah J. Maas and Holly Black fans.
2021-01-04 By D. Fischer

'This will haunt you. Riveting!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR 'The Shape of Night is as compulsive as it gets.' Lesley Kara, author of THE RUMOUR If the walls could talk . . . they'd tell her to leave. Now.

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473567160

Category: Fiction

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'This will haunt you. Riveting!' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR 'The Shape of Night is as compulsive as it gets.' Lesley Kara, author of THE RUMOUR If the walls could talk . . . they'd tell her to leave. Now. When Ava arrives at Brodie’s Watch, she thinks she has found the perfect place to hide from her past. Something terrible happened, something she is deeply ashamed of, and all she wants is to forget. But the old house on the hill both welcomes and repels her and Ava quickly begins to suspect she is not alone. Either that or she is losing her mind. The house is full of secrets, but is the creeping sense of danger coming from within its walls, or from somewhere else entirely? *** Readers are obsessed with The Shape of Night ***** ‘A creepy, atmospheric thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ ***** ‘A powerful book that I could not put down but ... I was scared to pick back up!!’ ***** ‘Twists and turns till the end. Really kept me turning the pages.’
2019-10-03 By Tess Gerritsen

Hester has fled to Cornwall to try and escape her past, but she soon discovers that her new home may be just as dangerous as her last... Laura Purcell's spine-chilling new novel, The Shape of Darkness, is out now!

Author: Laura Purcell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526602510

Category: Fiction

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A Daphne Du Maurier-esque chiller set on the mysterious Cornish coast, from the award-winning author of The Silent Companions. 'Du Maurier-tastic' GUARDIAN 'Deliciously sinister' HEAT 'A clever, creepy read' SUNDAY EXPRESS Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the same disease in the cliffs beneath his new Cornish home. Forty years later, Hester Why arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralysed and almost entirely mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try and escape her past, but she soon discovers that her new home may be just as dangerous as her last... Laura Purcell's spine-chilling new novel, The Shape of Darkness, is out now!
2019-09-19 By Laura Purcell

"We then present a reconstruction algorithm and discuss the reconstruction of an entire 3-D scene under various light source trajectories.

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The story begins in the ancient world of mythic Greece, where a dark tale of treachery and destructive love unfolds amid the hunt for the Boar of Kalydon—a tale that will reverberate in those same hills across the millennia in the final ...

Author: Lawrence Norfolk

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802193674

Category: Fiction

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“One of the year’s most imaginative and challenging novels” from the acclaimed author of John Saturnall’s Feast (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Lawrence Norfolk’s In the Shape of a Boar is a juggernaut of a novel, an epic tour de force of love and betrayal, ancient myths and modern horrors. The story begins in the ancient world of mythic Greece, where a dark tale of treachery and destructive love unfolds amid the hunt for the Boar of Kalydon—a tale that will reverberate in those same hills across the millennia in the final chaotic months of World War II, as a band of Greek partisans pursues an S.S. officer on a mission of vengeance. After the war, a young Jewish Romanian refugee, Solomon Memel, who was among the hunters will create a poem based on the experience, which becomes an international literary sensation. But the truth of what happened in the hills of Kalydon in 1945 is more complicated than it seems, and as the older Sol reunites with his childhood love in 1970s Paris, the dark memories and horrors of those days will emerge anew. “An epic achievement . . . stitching together classical Greek culture and twentieth-century barbarism, the nature of human evil and the ambiguity of storytelling itself . . . Dazzling.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Brilliant and exhaustively researched . . . In the Shape of a Boar is a Herculean task accomplished with bravado and style, but more than that, it’s storytelling of the highest echelon.”—The Hartford Courant “Wonderfully complex . . . a fascinating story built from layered narrative lines.”—The Washington Post Book World
2012-06-30 By Lawrence Norfolk

Her speech is a landscape before dawn: indistinct shapes, a darkness textured by the eye. It brightens towards an imagined, articulate noon. It was true of Ellie once, at the same developmental, if not calendar, age.

Author: George Estreich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101610022

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

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"[An] elegantly written, unsentimental memoir."—PEOPLE MAGAZINE [PEOPLE's Pick of the Week] Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents “Better Books for a Better World”—the Silver Award in the category of Parenting /Family. When Laura Estreich is born, her appearance presents a puzzle: does the shape of her eyes indicate Down syndrome, or the fact that she has a Japanese grandmother? In this powerful memoir, George Estreich, a poet and stay-at-home dad, tells his daughter's story, reflecting on her inheritance --- from the literal legacy of her genes, to the family history that precedes her, to the Victorian physician John Langdon Down's diagnostic error of "Mongolian idiocy." Against this backdrop, Laura takes her place in the Estreich family as a unique child, quirky and real, loved for everything ordinary and extraordinary about her. "In this wise and moving memoir, George Estreich tells the story of his family as his younger daughter is diagnosed with Down syndrome and they are thrust into an unfamiliar world. Estreich writes with a poet's eye and gift of language, weaving this personal journey into the larger history of his family, exploring the deep and often hidden connections between the past and the present. Engaging and unsentimental, The Shape of the Eye taught me a great deal. It is a story I found myself thinking about long after I'd finished the final pages." —Kim Edwards, author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter "A poignant, beautifully written, and intensely moving memoir" —Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone “The Shape of the Eye is a memoir of a father’s love for his daughter, his struggle to understand her disability, and his journey toward embracing her power and depth. Estreich is raw and honest and draws us each into a new view of what it means to be 'human’ and what it means to be ‘different.’ This book is beautifully written, poetically insightful, and personally transformative. To read it is to rethink everything and to be happy because of the journey.” —Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO of the Special Olympics "The Shape of the Eye personalizes Down syndrome, bringing a condition abstracted in the medical literature into the full dimensionality of one family's life. It's brave of George Estreich to make what has befallen his family so public, trusting of him to let an unknown audience second-guess the family's choices. Because he's opened his home and heart in this memoir, we are privileged to witness in chaotic, heart-wrenching, joyous detail what it means to have and to love a child with Down syndrome." —Marcia Childress, Associate Professor of Medical Education (Medical Humanities), University of Virginia School of Medicine
2013-04-18 By George Estreich

While he devotes himself to his controversial medical trials, Louise finds herself increasingly discomfited by the strange tales her new maid tells of the fairies that hunt the land, searching for those they can steal away to their realm.

Author: Laura Purcell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143135531

Category: Fiction

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A gothic tale set in a rambling house by the sea in which a maid cares for a mute old woman with a mysterious past, alongside her superstitious staff--from the author of The Silent Companions. A perfect spooky read! Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft's family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr. Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the disease in the caves beneath his new Cornish home. While he devotes himself to his controversial medical trials, Louise finds herself increasingly discomfited by the strange tales her new maid tells of the fairies that hunt the land, searching for those they can steal away to their realm. Forty years later, Hester arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralyzed and mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try to escape her past, but surrounded by superstitious staff enacting bizarre rituals, she soon discovers her new home may be just as dangerous as her last. Laura Purcell's THE SHAPE OF DARKNESS is now out from Penguin!
2020-06-09 By Laura Purcell

Now that God 'saw' that the light was 'good', he could now define its shape. God separated the light from the darkness, therefore creating perceptible form within the light. Now that form could be perceived by Earthly beings, ...

Author: Haim Menahem Poyzner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365436024

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At night this world , enveloped by the membrane in the shape of darkness , is as it were residing in the womb . 57 .. Pure and turbid , stationary and moving , curved and what possesses the quality of straightness .

Author: M. R. Kale

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN: 9788120801608

Category: Poetry

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The Kumarasambhava of Kalidasa varies from the loveliness of spring and the delights of married love to the utter desolation induced by the death of beloved. The subject is unquestionably a daring one: the events which bring about the marriage of Lord Siva to Uma and the birth of Skanda. The prose order of each sloka has been given in the commentary by using bold type, the words not actually repeated by Mallinatha being enclosed within rectangular brackets. The notes explain allusions, grammatical peculiarities not noticed by Mallinatha, copious extracts from other commentaries being given for this purpose. The book includes text, the commentary of Mallinatha, a literal English translation, notes and introduction.
2011-01-01 By M. R. Kale

These are the dark constellations made not from joining-up stars, but from describing the shape of darkness between the stars within the Milky Way, which the Inca called mayu, or river. Used by the Inca and still familiar to the local ...

Author: Jamie Carter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319220727

Category: Science

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Sets out a simple month-by-month program to reveal all of the night sky's biggest and most beautiful secrets in just one year – and with only a few hours of stargazing each month By investing just an hour a week and $50 in binoculars, it’s possible to learn a few simple techniques and quickly gain a real insight into the night sky's ever-changing patterns – and what they tell us about Earth, the seasons and ourselves. Searching more for a learned appreciation of nature and our exact place within the cosmos than academic scientific knowledge, science and travel writer Jamie Carter takes the reader on a 12 month tour of the night sky's incredible annual rhythms that say so much about Earth. During the journey he learns about the celestial mechanics at work in the skies above that are – to the beginner – almost beyond belief. As well as the vital constellations and clusters, and the weird and wonderful nebulas, he searches out “dark sky destinations” across the globe that help increase knowledge and give a new perspective on familiar night sky sights. On the journey he witnesses a solar eclipse and grapples with star-charts, binoculars, smartphone apps, telescopes, spots satellites and attempts basic astro-photography. By year's end, the reader will be able to glance at the night sky from anywhere on the planet and tell what direction he or she is facing, what time it is, where all the planets are and even where the Galactic Center Point is.
2015-11-20 By Jamie Carter

Most everyone has experienced the temporary blindness of stepping from a dark movie theater into the bright sunshine reflecting off concrete pavements and neighboring buildings . Having been accustomed to the interior darkness of the ...

Author: Lou Michel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471286184

Category: Architecture

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Light: The Shape of Space Designing with Space and Light Lou Michel Every design professional who touches a space shapes the light and the feeling of that space. Architect, lighting engineer, interior designer, lighting or home furnishing manufacturer: each contributes an aesthetic layer, sometimes yielding unexpected results. All too often the best laid plans of one professional are unintentionally subverted by another. Removing surprises and guess work from design, Lou Michel, honored architectural lighting educator, has created Light: The Shape of Space, showing how to design with the effects of light rather than light itself. The book is a revolutionary resource for all design professionals and manufacturers of surfacing materials. Drawing on over fifteen years’ experience of research and teaching in the architectural Space and Light Laboratory at The University of Kansas, Michel masterfully examines the interrelationship of lighting and the design of architectural space as perceived not in architectural photos or paint chips and fabric swatches, but by human vision — the gateway to emotional response. The book was written for professionals who care about how people feel in the spaces they design, and focuses on the humanization of architecture. Taking a non-stylistic approach to design, Michel analyzes architecture from the perspective of how the users see their surroundings as they move through space. The reader will learn what pleases and what disturbs people based on how the human visual system responds to color, texture, pattern, and brightness. The book features principles of design for the student and professional, and is generously supported by illustrations and research. Michel also provides a method for evaluating the visual effectiveness of building materials and lighting systems, including those that will appear on the market long after this book is dog-eared. Michel unveils a groundbreaking luminance brightness rating system (LBR) and a nine-zone brightness scale to aid designers in previsualizing the appearance of surfacing materials at every stage of the design process, from schematics to development to refinement. Among the topics treated are: the interaction of lighting and spatial design color theory for space and light the luminance relationships between free-standing objects and the surrounding spatial boundaries against which they are seen the appearance of building materials in color and brightness when modified by light and spatial location lighting spatial connections, including the perception of rooms adjacent to the observer lighting and perception of spaces screened by architectural grilles creating lighted space Designing with the effects of light is both an art and a science. No other book on the market bridges that gap as successfully as Light: The Shape of Space.
1995-10-27 By Lou Michel

You use a metaphor of two convoys of trucks, one very large one with many people going off in the darkness and another, much smaller, going into the digital promised land.22 Every night outside my house in New Delhi I pass this road ...

Author: Arundhati Roy

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780670082070

Category: Globalization

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The Shape Of The Beast Is Our World Laid Bare, With Great Courage, Passion And Eloquence, By A Mind That Has Engaged Unhesitatingly With Its Changing Realities, Often Anticipating The Way Things Have Moved In The Last Decade. In The Fourteen Interviews Collected Here, Conducted Between January 2001 And March 2008, Arundhati Roy Examines The Nature Of State And Corporate Power As It Has Emerged During This Period, And The Shape That Resistance Movements Are Taking. As She Speaks, Among Other Things, About People Displaced By Dams And Industry, The Genocide In Gujarat, Maoist Rebels, The War In Kashmir And The Global War On Terror, She Raises Fundamental Questions About Democracy, Justice And Non-Violent Protest. Unabashedly Political, This Is Also A Deeply Personal Collection. Through The Conversations, Arundhati Talks About The Necessity Of Taking A Stand, As Also The Dilemma Of Guarding The Private Space Necessary For Writing In A World That Demands Urgent, Unequivocal Intervention. And In The Final Interview, She Discusses With Uncommon Candour Her Ambiguous Feelings About Success And Both The Pressures And The Freedom That Come With It.
2008 By Arundhati Roy

One might compare Dorian's desire to “see the change taking place before his very eyes” to that of the doctor in Conrad's Heart of Darkness who knows that it would be “'interesting for science to watch the mental changes of individuals ...

Author: Susan Jennifer Navarette

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813182667

Category: Social Science

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During the last decades of the nineteenth century, Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Walter Pater and others changed the nature of thought concerning the human body and the physical environment that had shaped it. In response, the 1890s saw the publication of a series of remarkable literary works that had their genesis in the intense scientific and aesthetic activity of those preceding decades -- texts that emphasized themes of degeneration and were themselves stylistically decompositive, with language both a surrogate for physical deformity and a source of anxiety. Susan J. Navarette examines the ways in which scientific and cultural concerns of late nineteenth-century England are coded in the horror literature of the period. By contextualizing the structural, stylistic, and thematic systems developed by writers seeking to reenact textually the entropic forces they perceived in the natural world, Navarette reconstructs the late Victorian mentalité. She analyzes aesthetic responses to trends in contemporary science and explores horror writers' use of scientific methodologies to support their perception that a long-awaited period of cultural decline had begun. In her analysis of the classics Turn of the Screw and Heart of Darkness, Navarette shows how James and Conrad made artistic use of earlier "scientific" readings of the body. She also considers works by lesser-known authors Walter de la Mare, Vernon Lee, and Arthur Machen, who produced fin de siècle stories that took the form of "hybrid literary monstrosities." To underscore the fascination with bodily decay and deformation that these writers explored, The Shape of Fear is enhanced with prints and line drawings by Victor Hugo, James Ensor, and other artists of the day. This elegantly written book formulates a new canon of late Victorian fiction that will intrigue scholars of literature and cultural history.
2021-05-11 By Susan Jennifer Navarette

What appears to us as a seamless whole—we see an object's shape, know what and where it is, track it when it's out of ... detect a greater amount of darkness or light on one side of its cup and move toward or away from it—for example, ...

Author: H. Clark Barrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199348312

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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'The Shape of Thought' presents a road map for an evolutionary psychology of the twenty-first century. It shows how the brain can be both a complexly specialized organ and a dynamic and flexible self-organizing system, shaped by learning and culture.

From the multi-million bestselling author of COME A LITTLE CLOSER and AND SO IT BEGINS, comes a dark, tense thriller about lies and how we protect the past while struggling to reveal the truth.

Author: Rachel Abbott

Publisher:

ISBN: 1999943724

Category: Fiction

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From the multi-million bestselling author of COME A LITTLE CLOSER and AND SO IT BEGINS, comes a dark, tense thriller about lies and how we protect the past while struggling to reveal the truth.
2019 By Rachel Abbott

The typical green building lacks the rich mystery of the most inspired architecture because it is intentionally monotonous—not too bright, not too dark. Although our eyes are built to enjoy a certain range in the intensity of light, ...

Author: Lance Hosey

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610912143

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Does going green change the face of design or only its content? The first book to outline principles for the aesthetics of sustainable design, The Shape of Green argues that beauty is inherent to sustainability, for how things look and feel is as important as how they’re made. In addition to examining what makes something attractive or emotionally pleasing, Hosey connects these questions with practical design challenges. Can the shape of a car make it more aerodynamic and more attractive at the same time? Could buildings be constructed of porous materials that simultaneously clean the air and soothe the skin? Can cities become verdant, productive landscapes instead of wastelands of concrete? Drawing from a wealth of scientific research, Hosey demonstrates that form and image can enhance conservation, comfort, and community at every scale of design, from products to buildings to cities. Fully embracing the principles of ecology could revolutionize every aspect of design, in substance and in style. Aesthetic attraction isn’t a superficial concern — it’s an environmental imperative. Beauty could save the planet.
2012-06-11 By Lance Hosey