Set against a background of real events. Kuri and Keigi are brothers living with their assumed parents in a small fishing village. Compared to many in 1180 Japan their lifestyle is idyllic, with plenty of food, healthy work and beautiful girls. However, the arrival of Minamoto samurai change their lives forever. Kuri is taken away and Keigi is left as a unknowing decoy for the Taira, the Minamoto's sworn enemies, who arrive shortly after.
Much has been recorded over the years about cinema and its golden years, but what of the temples in which this entertainment phenomenon took place – the cinemas. How did they emerge and why?
This book attempts to illustrate this, taking an average manufacturing town and describing the rise – and fall – of its cinemas over the period of one hundred years.
Everyone thanks their surgeon after a successful operation. But what about the person who brought you through that surgery - the anaesthetist? What does he or she actually do for a living? If you have ever wondered about the missing hours while you were asleep, the action behind the anaesthetic mask that you can never see, this book will be an eye-opener.
Imagine you are on the run but you have no idea who you are. All you have on your person is a travel guide to Bali with the name Tommy Rafieqy written inside, a painful burn across your back, ten thousand dollars in cash and an instinct to run for your life.
30th Anniversary Edition With White Ship – Red Crosses, author Nicci Pugh has created a fascinating, comprehensive and historically useful account of the efforts of the medical teams and crew aboard the British Hospital Ship SS Uganda during the Falklands War in 1982.
“As I toured the wards of that remarkable ship during my flying visit, I found all of my seriously wounded soldiers who had been helicoptered off the battlefield, some of whom I thought I would never see again, and saw for myself the inspirational care of the Naval medical and nursing staff that had saved lives and on which recovery was depending. It was hardly a mile offshore, but it felt a very long way from Mount Tumbledown.”
Why Not Turn The First Leaf? is a useful companion to the Bible, designed to open the eyes of readers to biblical teachings. Based upon the author’s experience of running a bible study group and using skills developed from many years of teaching, this book attempts to help the re-evangelisation of those who have lost their faith or wish to learn more from the Old and New Testaments. Readers are invited to be captivated by God’s love for us all and anticipate the coming of the Messiah, who accepted his own suffering and death for his love of every one of us.
A facade of beauty and smiles, this country is a paradise for the short-stay tourist. A haven of seemingly affordable pleasure. But, is it a place to relax? These 96 provocative and entertaining anecdotes capture the joys and frustrations of those people who remain in this land for a much longer sojourn. They were originally written as 'pen-to-paper' therapy for the author; to clear the mind, to start each new day with a positive outlook, a kind of stress relief with a laugh. Enjoy these realities experienced on a daily basis.
This book paints an encompassing picture of food. Ignorance feels secure with meals on the table, but links directly to human wellbeing and the planet's resources. Even while the food products of the modern diet had its constituent natural parts processed beyond recognition, the origin of what people eat is not some theoretical subject. It is the force that shapes ideas and choices on eating.