Unkindness of Ravens

A Book of Collective Nouns


Author: Chloe Rhodes

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782433171

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 5382

A beautifully packaged, highly enjoyable collection that showcases the most unusual and interesting collective nouns in the English language—from the author of A Certain "Je Ne Sois Quoi" Why are geese in a gaggle? Are crows really murderous? And what makes lions so proud? Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of the English language, often with seemingly bizarre connections to the groups they identify. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these peculiar terms actually came from? Age-old phrases like Pitying of Turtle Doves to a Murder of Crows to modern collective nouns like an Elocution of Lawyers. This absorbing book tells the stories of these evocative phrases, many of which have stood the test of time and are still in use today. Entertaining, informative, and fascinating, An Unkindness of Ravens is perfect for any history or language buff.

An Unkindness of Ravens



Author: Meg Kearney

Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781929918096

Category: Poetry

Page: 77

View: 3310

An Unkindness of Ravens is a poetry book filled with reticence and revelation, secrecy and suprise.

An Unkindness Of Ravens

(A Wexford Case)


Author: Ruth Rendell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409067955

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6784

The thirteenth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. The raven: not a particularly predatory bird, but far from soft and submissive, adopted as the symbol of a militant feminist group... Detective Chief Inspector Wexford thought he was merely doing a neighbourly good deed when he agreed to talk to Joy Williams about her missing husband. He certainly didn't expect to be investigating a most unusual homicide. Rodney Williams was neither handsome nor wealthy – but he had an unerring eye for a pretty girl and when he disappeared and two other men were later attacked by a young woman, Wexford couldn't help wondering if there was a connection. If there wasn't, where was Rodney Williams and why had he vanished? He had committed no crime – apart from telling his wife the occasional lie...

The Unkindness of Ravens


Author: J. Torres

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554537142

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 98

View: 6897

A murder of trickster ravens tries to steal the magic totem that enables Rufus to transform into a sasquatch.

Danny Sellers: An Unkindness of Ravens


Author: Mykel D. Myles

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1300109777

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8402

DANNY SELLERS: An Unkindness of Ravens picks up where the first novel, Danny Sellers: The Early Case left off. Having busted the low-life corrupt politicians he set out to get then, here Danny and his girl are in hot pursuit of the notorious Duke Blatz, aka “The Duke”, the mystery crime boss who eluded capture the first time around. Danny is now hot on the heels of Duke’s sexy assistant, the beautiful Cinnamon Candy but is blind-sided by an attack from Cinnamon’s secret cult of murderous sex slaves run by a perverted dominatrix known only as The Raven. When his girl is captured, Danny must fight his way through Raven’s blood thirsty coven of sadomasochistic zombies or lose her to An Unkindness of Ravens!

An Unkindness of Ravens (The Jabberwocky Book 2)


Author: Russell Proctor

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1682610462

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 4562

A grisly death in the Tower of London and a deadly attack on an ocean liner in the mid-Atlantic signal the arrival of the Raven, a creature that seeks to reshape the universe. Alice Liddell and Dorothy Gale, fresh from defeating the Red King, must try to prevent it. But even their childhood adventures in other worlds haven’t prepared them for the deadly ambition of this relentless creature of darkness.

The Unkindness of Ravens


Author: Abra Staffin-Wiebe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986377556


Page: 156

View: 5499

What's worse than being ignored by your god? Worse is having your god owe you a favor. Particularly when he's a trickster. The Unkindness of Ravens is an epic fantasy novella about trickster gods, favors owed, and a royal heir desperate to protect his House from a plague-driven war.

An Unkindness of Ravens

Books of Aerie: Volume 1


Author: Jeanette Battista

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997319705


Page: 328

View: 1103

A girl whose touch can kill battles for her life in the courts of a dangerous, drowned city.