Night Walks

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141956925

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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Charles Dickens describes in Night Walks his time as an insomniac, when he decided to cure himself by walking through London in the small hours, and discovered homelessness, drunkenness and vice on the streets. This collection of essays shows Dickens as one of the greatest visionaries of the city in all its variety and cruelty. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Night Walks

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Author: Jeanette Stark

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847288529

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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During surveillance of a cheating husband Jackie Briley, novice in the world of private investigating, nearly comes undone when she is discovered by the focus of her stakeout. She escapes into the darkness, but her delight in getting away is short-lived when she experiences all the phantasms and would-be threats, which she imagines lurk on the streets in the bad part of town. Meanwhile her employer Juanita Tinsley is in real trouble. She is kidnapped. Once Jackie learns of the abduction and despite her naivete, she sets off in pursuit of Ms. Tinsley's abductor. On the flight out of Virginia in search of her boss Jackie meets wealthy Warren Chandler who convinces her to stop off in Atlanta with him before flying on to the Southwest. Jackie throws caution to the wind and agrees.

Night Walks

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Author: Nicola Nichols

Publisher: Boruma Publishing

ISBN: 0463050266

Category: Fiction

Page: 19

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Sometimes it's better in the dark—sexier. Casey loves walking at night. And she likes it better when she's nearly naked. Lurking in the shadows, watching people without being seen — the more intimate the view, the better. Being invisible makes it better. It turns her on. But then she loves all kinds of games, and the kinkier the better. Her boyfriend didn't understand. He didn't like extremes, which was a shame. When she spots an uncovered window that lets her see a naked man whipping a naked woman she wonders if she’s found a kindred spirit. Given that this is an exciting kind of game… …why not invite herself in? ~~~~~ PG Excerpt ~~~~~ It wasn't until later that she realized that the episode had gotten him upset — with her. She'd unsettled him and that was when he first used the term he'd really meant. "You are off-kilter," he said. "Off kilter?" "Totally off balanced. Something is wrong with you." "Different," she said, wounded. "Not wrong." Finally, she saw how conventional he was. By then she'd set out to embrace her off kilteredness. She'd had her hair done in an asymmetric cut that covered her left ear. That kept her right ear, the one she wore the her erotic earring in, exposed. Finding out that Rob thought she was just being pointlessly weird made her sad. She knew that she'd always had a knack for making people uncomfortable. She didn't set out to do that — it was more who she was than what she did, although it was hard to separate the two. After than dinner, it was clear that Rob wanted her to change. He expected her to see the wisdom of being more conventional. But experience had taught her that pretending to be someone else fooled no one and only confused her. She stayed who she was, seeing life as a strange game, played for fun, not to win or lose, even if the game got a bit dark at times. She had always liked the dark. In the dark, things had more of an edge to them. Being close to a sharp edge exhilarated her. But it bothered Rob. It scared him and eventually made him turn away from her. She knew that her manner doomed their relationship. The end had come into sight. But because of her off-kilteredness, watching that drama play out held a strange attraction for her. How would that evolve? Yet, despite who she was, who she thought Rob was, the unraveling of the relationship happened in a rather conventional way. She found out he was cheating on her.

Night Walk

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Author: G. O'Callaghan

Publisher: best global publishing

ISBN: 1846930324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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by Geoff O'Callaghan ISBN 9781846930324 Published: 2007 Pages: 168 Description Night Walk Terry Anderson is dying from Cystic Fibrosis. His only hope is to have a very rare and difficult organ transplant operation, of lungs, heart, and liver. On the way to the hospital for one of his regular checkups, his ambulance is diverted to pick up a young girl, badly injured in a motorcycle accident. Caroline dies, but her mother donates Caroline's organs to Terry. During the operation, he enters a strange land where an evil "Grim Reaper" and his pet dragon Tharon, terrorise the inhabitants. Caroline is also in this world. Terry goes on a quest to help them by recovering the dragon's breast shield, a powerful mandala. He is joined by Caroline, Bear Slayer, Yogroot, Milander, and Laughing Waters. They have many adventures, including one with the Ice King. Finally, he succeeds in his quest and returns to the real world in the intensive care recovery room. His operation being successful. This story is in the fantasy genre, similar to The never Eding Story, The Wizard of Oz. About the Author Geoff was born in Jersey, then under German occupation, during World War II. Soon after the war, his family moved to Brisbane, Australia. He was educated at All Souls' School, Charters Towers - a rather traditional boarding school after the English style. What knowledge one didn't learn through the ears was well and truly belted in through the rear end, complete with blood blisters. His first contact with the cane was for not running around a sports oval fast enough. He now prides himself on a complete disinterest on sports and knows nothing about cricket. This led to his creative and artistic sides developing. He had a way with words, and was a skilled debater. After secondary school, he took to teaching, graduated, and then obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Aboriginal Education. For the next thirty years, he lived with remote aborigines in the Great Western Desert, firstly as a primary school teacher, and later as a School Principal and Administrator. During this time, he took up writing, mostly short stories and film scripts. It was a good way to while away lonely hours in the desert evenings. The development of miniature computers took his interest, and He wrote to the Department suggesting they take a serious look at the use of Computers in Education. Because of the proximity of a U.S. Sigint facility at Alice Springs, many of the students, especially the American kids, were interested in computing. At first they used Tandy Level Ones and Apples. While very primitive compared to today's machines, Many of the I.T. Community cut their teeth on computing under Geoff's tutelage. They even built a 'Dream 8080' and got it working.

The Statue Walks at Night

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Author: Joan Lowery Nixon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453282734

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 89

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The sons of a private detective investigate a crazy art museum caper—and try to avoid a spooky statue! Ever since they were very young, Brian and Sean Quinn have helped their father solve mysteries. Even though their dad is a professional detective, he always likes to hear his kids’ opinions. Sometimes they even help him catch a crook! But when a pair of priceless Leonardo da Vinci drawings disappears from the local art museum, their father is stumped, and only the boys can crack the case. The robbery was an inside job, which means the drawings could be anywhere—even inside the museum. Sean and Brian inspect the premises and get to know the staff. And everything goes fine until they get to the Anubis Room, where the famous Egyptian statue is rumored to come alive at night. The Quinn boys will nab the thief—as long as the statue doesn’t catch them first!

Nightwalks

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Author: Jebbie Sans

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329899067

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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I take an evening walk almost every night. On this walk I usually take the same route. These poems were all written while sitting by the bay, staring out over the ocean. Everything is inspired by true events. I hope this makes my night famous.

i love the beach, poetry, long walks, night runs, riding my bike, sunsets and smelling my own feet...

memoirs of a pilgrim’s sojourns

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Author: Edwin Estuya

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452085234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 732

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this is a summary of his daily thoughts which he wrote every night. He loves the beach, poetry, long walks, night runs, riding his bike, sunsets and smelling his own feet. though this is not a perfect commercial grade book, this is a story of a person’s life. a true story of his wanderings. his convictions. his passions. his dreams. his frustrations. his love. yes. these thoughts come from his heart. this is his story of his road to greatness if there’s ever one for him. a true story to tell the whole world and the ones left behind.

Night Walk

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Author: Jill Newsome

Publisher: Andersen Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781842700945

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

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Daisy (the dog) goes out for walks, but little Flute (the kitten) is just too scared. And when Daisy describes the exciting creatures she sees, it all sounds even worse - well, really, a large rat with a bushy tail that climbs trees? But very courageously, Flute tries going with them on a night walk, and Daisy scares off all the stalking neighbourhood cats. And then Flute surprises everybody by nobly defending Daisy against an over-protective wild cat.

Acquainted with the Night

A Celebration of the Dark Hours

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Author: Christopher Dewdney

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408820404

Category: History

Page: 320

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We prepare for it each evening, and spend half our lives in its embrace, yet night retains its mysteries. In ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT, author and poet Christopher Dewdney takes readers on a fascinating journey through the nocturnal realm. Twelve chapters correspond to the twelve hours of an 'ideal' night, starting at 6pm and ending at 6am, and serve as points of departure for night's central themes; from sunsets, nocturnal animals, bedtime stories, festivals of the night, fireworks, nightclubs, astronomy, sleep and dreams, to the graveyard shift, ladies of the night, the art of night, and endless nights. With boundless curiosity, a lyrical, intimate tone, and an eye for night-time beauties both natural and manmade, Dewdney paints a captivating portrait of the hours of darkness.