It´s 1943, and the war has brought rationing to the Hebridean Islands of Great and Little Todday. When food is in short supply, it is bad enough, but when the whisky runs out, it looks like the end of the world. Morale is at rock bottom. George Campbell needs a wee dram to give him the courage to stand up to his mother and marry Catriona. The priest, the doctor and, of course, the landlord at the inn are all having a very thin time of it. There´s no conversation, no jollity, no fun - until a ship-wreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000301/bk_twuk_000301_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s 1943, and the war has brought rationing to the Hebridean Islands of Great and Little Todday. When food is in short supply, it is bad enough, but when the whisky runs out, it looks like the end of the world. Morale is at rock bottom. George Campbell needs a wee dram to give him the courage to stand up to his mother and marry Catriona. The priest, the doctor and, of course, the landlord at the inn are all having a very thin time of it. There´s no conversation, no jollity, no fun - until a shipwreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Rintoul. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/001505/bk_twuk_001505_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark - and incredibly beautiful.It´s a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires and enjoying a dram with the people you love - unless, of course, you´re accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss and don´t know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings?Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria, is trying to enjoy his first Western Christmas with his sons - but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy?Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Barron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002156/bk_twuk_002156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Café by the Sea - whose novels are ´´an evocative, sweet treat” (Jojo Moyes) - comes this heartwarming holiday novel set on a charming Scottish island.On the remote Scottish island of Mure, the Christmas season is stark, windy, and icy - yet incredibly festive and beautiful....It´s a time for getting cozy in front of whisky barrel wood fires and enjoying a dram and a treacle pudding with the people you love - unless, of course, you´ve accidentally gotten pregnant by your ex-boss and don´t know how to tell him. In the season for peace and good cheer, will Flora find the nerve to reveal the truth to her nearest and dearest? Will her erstwhile co-parent, Joel, think she’s the bearer of glad tidings - or is this Christmas going to be as bleak as the Highlands in midwinter? Meanwhile Saif, a doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria, is trying to enjoy his first Western Christmas with his sons on this remote island where he’s been granted asylum. His wife, however, is still missing, and her absence hangs over what should be a joyful celebration. Can the family possibly find comfort and joy without her?Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for a Highland Christmas you´ll never forget! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Barron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007920/bk_harp_007920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT´´Long Engagements´´, by George Packer: Hillary’s exit. OUR LOCAL CORRESPONDENTS´´The Toll´´, by Ian Frazier: Staten Island after Sandy. LETTER FROM ISLAY´´Spirit Guide´´, by Kelefa Sanneh: Reinventing a classic Scotch. A CRITIC AT LARGE´´Moon Man´´, by Adam Gopnik: Galileo and impolitic science. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/130206/pe_nyer_130206_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Friendship blossoms between an enigmatic girl and a whisky distiller’s granddaughter on a remote Scottish island.It’s the 1950s, and Lorrie is unimpressed when her family moves to the remote Scottish island where her grandad runs a whisky distillery. She befriends Sylvie, the shy girl next door: ‘The slightest smile from Sylvie was a fluffy elephant at the fair. It had to be won with a clear aim,’ writes Lorrie. Yet fun-loving Lorrie isn’t sure Sylvie’s is the friendship she wants to win. As the adults around them struggle to keep their lives on an even keel, the two young women are drawn into a series of events that leave the small town wondering who exactly Sylvie is and what strange gift she is hiding.Readman’s feel for emotional nuance and flair for mixing strangeness with poignant detail make this long-awaited debut novel one to savour. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eilidh Beaton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/005057/bk_howe_005057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What can take the fire out of a fever, the ache out of loving, and the meanness out of a miser? The answer according to Tearlaich is whisky - the ‘water of life’. And when he suggests to Lillian that the islanders should have their own blend - a ‘Bruach Blend’ - Lillian can see his logic. Add to this concoction of island life the regulars; Erchy, Hamish, and Morag, as well as Harry the hedgehog, pets, and pests - and cows in love - and you have a diverse and pleasurable glimpse of the way the islanders manage on the island of Bruach. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hannah Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004083/bk_bbcw_004083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Set on the beautiful island of Islay, The Christmas Secret is a gripping story filled with emotion from Karen Swan, author of Christmas Under the Stars. Alex Hyde is the leaders´ leader. An executive coach par excellence, she´s the person the great and the good turn to when the pressure gets too much; she can change the way they think, how they operate, she can turn around the very fortunes of their companies. Her waiting list is months long, but even she can´t turn down the unorthodox but highly lucrative crisis call that comes her way a few weeks before Christmas, regarding the troublesome - and troubled - head of an esteemed whisky company in Scotland: Lochlan Farquhar, CEO of Kentallen Distilleries, is a maverick, an enigma and a renegade, and Alex needs to get inside his head before he brings the company to its knees. It should be business as usual. She can do this in her sleep. Only, when she gets to the remote island of Islay, with the winter snows falling, Alex finds herself out of her comfort zone. For once she´s not in control - Lochlan, though darkly charismatic, is unpredictable and destructive, her usual methods gaining no traction with him - and with Christmas and her deadline fast approaching, she must win his trust and find a way to close on this deal. But as she pulls ever closer to him, boundaries become blurred, loyalties loosen and Alex finds herself faced with an impossible choice as she realizes nothing and no-one is as they first seemed. This audiobook contains an exclusive bonus feature with the author, Karen Swan, who shares some of the inspiration behind The Christmas Secret. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Main. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001235/bk_macm_001235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
60 Pièces traditionnelles pour violonContent : Sitting in the Stern of a Boat - Roslin Castle - Bovaglie´s Plaid - Niel Gow´s Lament for the Death of his Second Wife - Niel Gow´s Lament for the Death of his Brother - Hard is my Fate - Sir Charles Forbes of Newe and Edinglassie - Silverwells - The Lea Rig - The Marquis of Huntly´s Snuff Mill - H. Mackworth Esq. - Mrs Major L. Stewart of the Island of Java - John Cameron has Lizzie Steel Again his Wife - Cropie´s Strathspey - Tulchan Lodge - The Smith´s a Gallant Fireman - Earl Grey - The Forth Bridge - The Stewarts of Glandtully - Miss Lyall - Craigellachie Bridge - Colonel MacBean - Captain Keelers - Rothiemurcus Rant - Arglye Bowling Green - The Warlocks - The Witches - The Ewie with the Crooked Horn - In Dispraise of Whisky - The Favourite Dram - Andrew Carr - Ferintosh - The Bedding of the Bride - Calum Breugach - The Peerie Weerie - The Lass o´ Corrie´s Mill - Perth Assembly - Miss Dundas of Arniston - Fingal´s Cave - The Laddie with the Plaidie - Lord Macdonald´s - The Braes of Tulliemet - Bog an Lochan - Flora Macdonald - Jenny Dang the Weaver - Pretty Peggy - Tail Toddle - The Old Reel - John Cheap the Chapman - Miss Gordon of Gight - Earl of Hyndford - The Lasses o´ Duns - The Lads o´ Duns - The Stool of Repentence - Miss Margaret Brown - The Sailor´s Wife - Mrs A. MacGlashan - Miss Sally Hunter of ThurstonSeries : Schott World Music