The Right Instrument For Your Child
By Atarah Ben-Tovim, Douglas Boyd
This unique book offers a simple and practical method of selecting the right instrument for the individual child.Starting with the physical and emotional make-up of the child and using questionnaires and charts, the authors systematically explain the pros and cons of various instruments. For instance, a child who loves company might not enjoy playing the piano as it is predominantly a solo instrument. It appeals more to quiet introverts and yet many a child has been forced to learn only to give up as soon as they are allowed. As well as examining each individual instrument, the authors give advice on how some of the pitfalls can be avoided and provide information on buying and practising. Based on years of research by the authors, whose experience is unsurpassed, this is a comprehensive and inspirational book that will help unlock every child's potential.
The Rivered Earth
By Vikram Seth
The Rivered Earth contains four libretti written by Vikram Seth to be set to music by Alec Roth - together with an account of the pleasures and pains of working with a composer.Entitled 'Songs in Time of War', 'Shared Ground', 'The Traveller' and 'Seven Elements', they take us all over the world - from Chinese and Indian poetry to the beauty and quietness of the Salisbury house where the poet George Herbert lived and died.Spanning centuries of creativity and humanity, these poems pulse with life, energy and inspired brilliance.They are accompanied by four pieces of calligraphy by the author.
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Imperative
By Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader
An amnesiac on the edge of death presents a challenge much too close to home for Bourne in this brilliant thriller from Robert Ludlum's bestselling series.When Jason Bourne pulls a drowning man from a lake, he discovers that the man is not only freezing - but bleeding profusely from a gun-shot wound. He wakes as an amnesiac, with no memory of who he is or why he was shot - and Bourne is eerily reminded of his own past.Meanwhile, Mossad agent Rebekah is so determined to find this man that she's gone off the grid, cut her ties to her agency, and risks a summary execution if caught by her former colleagues.Back in the U.S., Treadstone operatives Peter Marks and Soraya Moore are recovering from their last mission which left both of them critically injured. Finally cleared for duty, they discover a new man assigned to their team: Dick Richards. But can they trust Richards, or does he have a secret mission all of his own? Everything turns on the mysterious amnesiac. Will Bourne learn his identity or will other, more powerful, forces get to him first?