Paw Tracks

A Childhood Memoir


Author: Denis O'Connor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780330162

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 3748

Scarred by the rejection and humiliation which he suffers at the hands of his unloving father, the young Denis O'Connor finds solace in the woods and riverbanks of his native Northumberland. Nevertheless, his newly found happiness communing with nature and the local animals - a neighbour's violent dog, an untamed horse, a wounded goose and a white cat called Brumas - is severely tested when he finds his pet dog has been put down. This tragic incident almost results in Denis's own death but for the timely intervention of a stranger's golden retriever which saves his life. As he grows older, Denis begins to unravel the dark secret of his own origins and uncovers the mystery as why he was so tormented. Paw Tracks is a searingly honest account of how the power of nature can lift the human spirit and overcome the most unloving of childhoods.

Paw Tracks in the Moonlight


Author: Denis O'Connor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178033284X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 5817

When Denis O'Connor rescues a three-week-old kitten from certain death during a snowstorm, little does he know how this tiny creature will change his life forever. Against all odds the kitten - who he names Toby Jug - survives and forms an unusually strong bond with his rescuer. Set against the rural splendour of Northumberland, Paw Tracks in the Moonlight charmingly chronicles the adventures of one man and his Maine Coone cat. From an invasion of bees at Owl Cottage to the case of the disappearing tomatoes, life with Toby Jug - who believes himself to be human - is never dull. Nevertheless, it is only when Denis and Toby Jug embark on a summer camping trip on horseback in the Cheviot Hills that a new world opens up for them both.

Paw Tracks at Owl Cottage


Author: Denis O'Connor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849018952

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 796

When Denis O'Connor and his wife Catherine return to Owl Cottage, only to find it in a dilapidated state, they decide to restore his former home. But the memory of Denis's beloved cat, Toby Jug, still lingers on. On impulse, he buys four Maine Coon kittens and names them Pablo, Carlos, Luis and Max. Set against the wilds of the Northumbrian coast, Denis tenderly and humorously charts the ups and downs of life with his mischievous new cats. Forays into this beautiful countryside - in order to train his cats to bond more closely with him - are never without incident. However, when Pablo disappears, Denis is once again reminded of Toby Jug and the strength of bond between man and cat... Praise for Paw Tracks in the Moonlight: 'A charming book that will appeal to all ages' The Pulse. 'This genuinely endearing cat's life story is going to warm the cockles of hearts all over the world' Lancashire Evening Post.

Dog Paw Tracks

110 Page Blank Notebook - Ruled Paper Journal - 6" X 9" (15.24 X 22.86 CM)


Author: Braznyc Designs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781791320782


Page: 112

View: 2728

A cartoon style dog paw track with 3d effect. Black and white cover notebook.110 ruled paper journal. 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm). Gift idea for people that love dogs.

Bring the Noise

20 Years of Writing About Hip Rock and Hip Hop


Author: Simon Reynolds

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 159376460X

Category: Music

Page: 448

View: 6140

Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop’s most provocative artists—Morrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radiohead—with Reynolds’s own passionate analysis. With all the energy and insight you would expect from the author of Rip It Up and Start Again, Bring the Noise tracks the alternately fraught and fertile relationship between white bohemia and black street music. The selections transmit the immediacy of their moment while offering a running commentary on the broader enduring questions of race and resistance, multiculturalism, and division. From grunge to grime, from Madchester to the Dirty South, Bring the Noise chronicles hip hop and alternative rock’s competing claims to be the cutting edge of innovation and the voice of opposition in an era of conservative backlash. Alert to both the vivid detail and the big picture, Simon Reynolds has shaped a compelling narrative that cuts across a thrillingly turbulent two-decade period of pop music.

White Fox

Dakota Warrior


Author: Gary Dallmann

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 149181523X

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

View: 4711

This is a story about a warrior of the People, the Dakota nation. After extensive research, Gary Dallmann chose to write a story that recounts the exploits of White Fox, a warrior who was elevated to chief of the Dakota nation at the young age of twenty eight. As chief, he faced many challenges. This kind, intelligent man proved to be the right choice since he had the welfare of his people paramount in his mind. This is also a gripping tale of misplaced revenge against White Fox by Broken Face, a fierce warrior of the Tree People. His obsession ended the lives of many warriors. Worry over a demented enemy would have been sufficient to age a seasoned chief but to make things worse White Fox’s spirit helper sent a message warning him of a dangerous and seemingly demonic pack of wolves invading the Dakota hunting grounds. The wolves were killing indiscriminately and their evil sport was not restricted to animals.

Paw Prints in the Moonlight

The Heartwarming True Story of One Man and his Cat


Author: Denis O'Connor

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250018013

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 8341

A snowy January night. A cat that beat the odds. A man whose life would be forever changed. This is the remarkable story of Toby Jug, the extraordinary cat who thought he was human. Paw Prints in the Moonlight is the truly special tale of one kind man and the cat that changed his life. Set in the rural splendor of Northumberland, England, this heartwarming and classic book will be cherished by people of all ages. When Denis O'Connor rescues a three-week-old kitten from certain death during a snowstorm, little does he know how this tiny creature will change his life forever. Against all odds the kitten-whom he names Toby Jug-survives and turns out to be a wondrous Maine Coon Cat extraordinaire. Life with Toby is never dull, and Denis and Toby embark on a series of sometimes comical, sometimes poignant adventures that bring them ever closer together. From the massive invasion of bees at Owl Cottage to the mysterious case of the disappearing tomatoes, Denis and Toby form an extraordinary bond, and the cat that no one thought would live through the night ends up altering the lives of everyone he meets. With spectacular watercolor illustrations depicting Toby's many hijinks, this timeless story about the power of pets will captivate readers of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, and Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love.

Moose Shoes


Author: Jean Petersen

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1424195888

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 52

View: 934

Moose Shoes highlights forest and mountain animals’ tracks in the Rocky Mountains as well as other U.S. mountain regions. Follow a little boy’s adventure as he tracks animals through the forest, streams, rocky cliffs, and mountain meadows while learning about each of the animals and their tracks they leave behind. Moose Shoesis an easy-to-follow guide to animal tracks describing hoof and paw prints. This colorfully illustrated picture book was created from the author’s enjoyment of viewing and learning about animals in her region.

Signs in Use

An Introduction to Semiotics


Author: Jørgen Dines Johansen,Svend Erik Larsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134505787

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 5999

Signs in Use is an accessible introduction to the study of semiotics. All organisms, from bees to computer networks, create signs, communicate, and exchange information. The field of semiotics explores the ways in which we use these signs to make inferences about the nature of the world. Signs in Use cuts across different semiotic schools to introduce six basic concepts which present semiotics as a theory and a set of analytical tools: code, sign, discourse, action, text, and culture. Moving from the most simple to the most complex concept, the book gradually widens the semiotic perspective to show how and why semiotics works as it does. Each chapter covers a problem encountered in semiotics and explores the key concepts and relevant notions found in the various theories of semiotics. Chapters build gradually on knowledge gained, and can also be used as self-contained units for study when supported by the extensive glossary. The book is illustrated with numerous examples, from traffic systems to urban parks, and offers useful biographies of key twentieth-century semioticians.