Description : The teachings of Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, offer a startling resolution to many contemporary problems. This book outlines the main tenets of Sufism as taught by the Sufi masters of Central Anatolia. A discussion of Sufi psychology and its seven levels of selfhood heralds the possibility of psychological evolution for all human beings to higher stages of consciousness. Using the promise of the Sufi vision, the author builds a bridge between the West and Islam.
Description : Jack the Station Cat and his friends are expecting royal visitors to Tail's End station. Mr Parker the Station Master receives a letter. Twm, the cat at the Old Gaol Museum at Ruthin needs help. A rat is annoying the visitors. Jack goes to Ruthin but will he be back in time to take charge of the royal visit?
Description : A shorter version of this story originally appeared in 'Jack the Station Cat Signalman and Other Stories' published by Wendy Webb Books. This edition has new material with additional illustrations and tells how Jack's Aunty Buzz, a retired Station Cat, comes to live at Tail's End and the adventures they have when Sidney the Signalman is taken ill. A delightful way of teaching children how a traditional signal box works.
Description : Mae chwe hen docyn o dyddiau cynharaf yr orsaf yn cael eu dwyn. Mae'n rhaid i Jac a'i ffrind Mr J. Toddington Ramsbottom ddod o hyd iddynt. A fydd Jac yn dod o hyd i'r tocynnau? A yw Harri P, Overton a'r dwfrgwn yn gwybod rhywbeth? A beth tybed yw rhan Henry y Fan yn y cyfan? Addas i ddarllenwyr 7-9 oed. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru
Description : Tail's End Station, the home of Jack the Station Cat, is 100 years old. Mr Parker, the Station Master, is planning a special birthday celebration. The Gricer and his gang want to spoil the fun. Can Jack and his friends defeat the villains?
Description : When unpopular farmer, Stoop Taylor, is found dead in a field, Station Sergeant John Barlow has a feeling his comfortable life is about to be turned upside down. Battling local hoodlums, the Dunlops, who are stealing cattle to order, and seeking a traumatised German soldier at large, Barlow finds his personal problems have multiplied as well. His schizophrenic wife turns violent, his daughter is growing up too fast, and the new District Inspector wants him demoted and transferred. To top it all off he has fallen in love with another woman. The Station Sergeant – One man, one mission: to protect those he loves and find the killer in his community. REVIEWS The character is a joy and if McAllister does not bring us more of his adventures the crime genre will be a poorer place for it. - Sunday Times Mr. McAllister is a superb storyteller whose prose is lean and realistic, a breath of fresh air in a world of bloated crime thrillers. He has brought to life an era long forgotten, and for that we should be truly grateful. Powerful. – New York Journal of Books McAllister movingly explores how the distractions of personal life and the secret knowledge of unspoken shared history shape investigations, and how even the most conservative must deal with change. – Publishers weekly, Oct 2013
Description : Combining historical, literary and ethnographic approaches, Calling the Station Home draws a fine-grained portrait of New Zealand high-country farm families whose material culture, social arrangements, geographic knowledge, and linguistic practices reveal the ways in which the social production of space and the spatial construction of society are mutually constituted. The book speaks directly to national and international debates about cultural legitimacy, indigenous land claims, and environmental resource management by highlighting settler-descendant expressions of belonging and indigeneity in the white British diaspora.