|1. Old Christmas by Washington Irving
2. The Annotated Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol in Prose (The Annotated Books) by Michael Patrick Hearn
3. The Life of Our Lord: Written for His Children During the Years 1846 to 1849 by Charles Dickens
4. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
Christmas Literature, Poetry and Stories
The sights and sounds of Christmas have been captured in literature, poetry and stories throughout the years and are now part of our annual celebrations. Make reading a Christmas classic to your children and grandchildren part of your family tradition.
A Christmas Story – a different version
Collections of Stories and Letters
Letters to Santa – from the U.S. Post Office
Title: Wolf Totem
Author: Jiang Rong
Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Penguin (26 Mar 2009)
Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.6 cm
Beijing intellectual Chen Zhen volunteers to live in a remote settlement on the border of Inner and Outer Mongolia, where he discovers life of apparent idyllic simplicity amongst the nomads and the wild wolves who roam the plains. But when members of the People’s Republic swarm in from the cities to bring modernity and productivity to the grasslands, the peace of Chen’s solitary existence is shattered, and the delicate balance between humans and wolves is disrupted. Only time will tell whether the grasslands’ environment and culture will ever recover… Wolf Totem has been a sensation ever since it shot to the top of the Chinese bestseller charts in 2004. A beautiful and moving portrayal of a land and culture that no longer exists, it is also a powerful portrait of modern China and a fascinating insight into the country’s own view of itself, its history and its people.
About The Author:
Jiang Rong was born in Beijing in 1946. In 1967, he volunteered to join the first wave of intellectuals who moved to the countryside, and lived as a nomad on the outer edges of Inner Mongolia for 11 years. In 1978, he returned to Beijing, where he took a postgraduate degree in economics, and took a position as an economics professor at a Beijing university. He lives in Beijing with his wife, the renowned author and feminist critic Zhang Kangkang. Wolf Totem is his first novel.
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Author: Mitch Albom
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Sphere (29 Sep 2009)
Product Dimensions: 20 x 12.4 x 2.8 cm
Will you do my eulogy? With those words, Mitch Albom begins his long-awaited return to non-fiction. His journey to honour the last request of a beloved clergyman ultimately leads him to rekindle his own long-ignored faith. Albom spends years exploring churches and synagogues, the suburbs and the city, the ‘us’ versus ‘them’ of religion. Slowly, he gravitates to an inner-city pastor of a crumbling church that houses the homeless, and is stunned at how similar belief can be. As his own beloved cleric slowly lets go, Albom writes his final farewell, having learned that a faithful heart comes in many forms and places.
About The Author
Mitch Albom writes for the DETROIT FREE PRESS, and has been voted America’s No. 1 sports columnist ten times by the Associated Press Sports Editors. A former professional musician, he hosts a daily radio show on WJR in Detroit.
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Learning to write a poem for Christmas? Going to recite a Christmas verse before your peers? Maybe you can get a flash of inspiration here. We have sorted out a volume of Christmas poems, traditional or modern, for your holiday greeting and presentation.
You can publish the poem in text to a blog, personal website, and other sites accepting poem submission; or type it as greeting message to a Christmas card; or use a more delicate media for your Xmas poem – organize it in PowerPoint with animation, transition, pictures, voice-cover and video clips to add a vibrant tone. Then, you can show the Christmas poem to the audience via a projector.
To avoid incompatibility, do a plus of conversion, i.e., convert the PowerPoint poem to lossless video if you intend to spread it over the Internet, and burn the Christmas work to DVD in case you are going to share with family on TV. Click here to get a tool for saving your Christmas poem to DVD/video.
The Christmas poetry includes secular holiday poems, Christian Christmas verse and prayers, Christmas love poems, and etc. Browse below to find out a poem that best suits you.
Christmas Poems for Blog, Card and PowerPoint
Section 1: Short Christmas Poems and Quotes
Christmas Hath A Darkness
Christmas hath a darkness;
Brighter than the blazing noon;
Christmas hath a chillness
Warmer than the heat of June,
Christmas hath a beauty
Lovelier than the world can show:
For Christmas bringeth Jesus,
Brought for us so low
By Christina Rosetti
The Nicest Present
Under the tree the gifts enthrall,
But the nicest present of them all
Is filling our thoughts with those who care,
Wanting our Christmas joy to share.
To you, whom we’re often thinking of,
We send our holiday joy and love.
By Joanna and Karl Fuchs
I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on Earth, good will to men!
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A Visit from St Nicholas
Twas the night before Christmas,
When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there
By Clement C Moore
Christmas Is A Holiday For Friends
Christmas is a holiday for friends,
However they may be, or not, related.
Remember that the three wise kings were strangers
In search of one remote, uncanny dream.
So may we all be far more than we seem,
Together bound for dark and haunting changes,
More lovely for the loves we have created
Along the lonely paths from means to ends,
Stumbling towards that star of Bethlehem.
By Nicholas Gordon
Section 2: Longer Christmas Poems
Merry Christmas to the One I Love
Remembering the love of one whose call
Redeemed all those whose hearts his love might move.
Yet only one love does my spirit prove,
Chosen in a passion like a squall,
Having in such ecstasy withal
Rejoiced in what we were created of.
In such love do we find our way outdoors,
So to be drawn to love of flesh and soul,
Traveling beyond our village green,
Moving towards the wash along our shores
As our love joins the greater love unseen,
Shining with dark passion on the whole.
By Nicholas Gordon
May This Christmas Be the First of Many
May this Christmas be the first of many,
Each more joyous in our growing love,
Revealing more of happiness than any
Riches might provide or pain remove.
Years flow like an unrepentant river,
Carrying the soil of life away,
Holding far more than they can deliver,
Rushing past the certitudes that stay.
In love there is an instance of forever
So shy and lovely it eludes the eye,
The sense of being home when we’re together,
More enduring than a reason why.
As love is born of passion, borne by will,
So may for many years we choose love still.
They gave each of us a number
All of my family were there
Our neighbors and our friends
All were crammed together
We walked until we stumbled
Then crawled into cold rough wagons
Elbow to elbow we traveled for miles
But at least we were together
Yeah we are going inside now
Just follow those in front and hurry
Hold onto your brother’s hand
We don’t want to be separated
Screams of pain and putrid smells
We merge on towards the unknown
Crowd crushing us before and behind
Nowhere else to go but together
Together we are going in
To the fire, to the heat
Of Auschwitz we will go
Silently as one people.
By Iris Deurmyer
Mary of Christmas
I know not how, dear Lady love,
To offer you my praise,
I cannot fashion as I wish
The words that I world raise.
You stand afar, celestial Queen,
The stars are in your crown,
They spangle at each gesture’s path
And dust upon your gown.
Perhaps I might recall the night
You knelt beside the crib,
The night when doors and casements shut
And left a mountain’s rib,
Alone, exposed, to hoard you close
Beside the new-born Child
And seek in Joseph’s kindly eyes
For something worldly-mild.
To counteract such mundane chill
I hereby set my heart,
Dim mirror of an Infant’s warmth,
Its flaming but a part,
A small, sad part of Endless Love
That came on Christmas day
To show a mother wonder-bright
To guide us on our way.
The Gift of God
There was seen a radiance
Glowing one night
Near the little maiden Mary
In blue and white.
Lilies are not fairer,
Roses more red,
Than the Child she sings to slumber,
An angel said.
So the shepherds ventured
Through the white cold,
And their eyes beheld the Infant,
An hour old.
Long they gazed and wondered,
Awkward in awe,
At the paramount perfection
Within their straw.
Diamonds are but trifles!
Rubies no gem!
Cried the hearts that slaved for pittance
So it was forever,
After the night
When the little maiden Mary
Wore blue and white.
The Christmas Silence
Here in the cloister they who seek discover
A wandered fragment of the Christmas silence
That hid itself from the disquieted earth:
The silence of the Virgin bending over
The little Uncreated Innocence
Upon the bed of a most hidden birth,
The silence that was Joseph’s sacrament
Through years that were a threshold to this hour
And which was seed and stem to the white flower
That blossomed on his rod,
The speechlessness of the unlettered shepherds
Who stood amazed before the Lamb of God.
The angels sang at Christmas, but their music
Was like a stillness to the inner ear,
And soft as petals from a shaken bough.
They who go walking in the Christmas silence
Through any season of the changing year
Come to a Man with peace upon his brow
And see the Mother and the Infant near.
This house, as once the Saint of Alcantara
Said of Teresa’s, is the little hospice
Cloister or cave- its solitudes shall be
The dwelling of a human trinity
And they who enter learn a wordless language
And the Divine Untold addresses them.
We wish you get the most of the poems above, rhyme your blog, card or PowerPoint, and warm the hearts of family, friends, teachers and kids on Christmas 2009.
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Hardcover: 896 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (10 Nov 2009)
Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.8 x 6 cm
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as ‘the dome’ comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. Dale Barbara, Iraq vet, teams up with a few intrepid citizens against the town’s corrupt politician. But time, under the dome, is running out….
UNDER THE DOME is King at his epic best and will capture a brand new readership as well as thrilling his existing fans.
About the Author
|Teens Reading Online|
Classics Fiction Traditional Travel Verse
|The Ancient Olympics
Take a tour of Ancient Olympia, learn about the Olympic spirit, read athletes’ stories.
|Anne of Green Gables
The original text of Lucy Maud Montgomery‘s classic story.
Find out what he really did with all those wives in the scary fairytale by Charles Perrault.
|The Call of the Wild
Jack London‘s classic story of Buck, a sledge dog in the Klondike.
|The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Read the plays, search the complete works, look up quotations, browse the discussion area.
|Good Stories for Great Holidays
A selection from Frances Jenkins Olcott’s stories, with a link to the full collection.
The text, quotes, annotations and a timeline to Jonathan Swift‘s life and work.
Download cool classics from this huge collection or read them online.
|How the Leopard Got His Spots
Read Rudyard Kipling‘s take on the origins of the leopard’s spots in the High Veldt.
Read Homer‘s Iliad from the Internet Classics Archive.
|Letters from the Earth
Mark Twain‘s funny, cynical take on Satan’s reactions when banished to Earth.
Read Homer‘s Odyssey from the Internet Classics Archive.
|The Pilgrim’s Progress
Divert yourself with John Bunyan‘s classic, a tale to make you laugh and weep.
|SurLaLune Fairy Tales
Annotated fairy tales from Beauty and the Beast to The Twelve Dancing Princesses.
Place for teens at the Internet Public Library – what to read, online reading and writing.
|Wired for Books
Listen to author interviews, Macbeth, the Iliad, selections from Leaves of Grass, more.
|A Haunted Tale of Justice
Short story from a collection by by Jessica Amanda Salmonson.
Orson Scott Card‘s take from the perspective of a tribesman and a future meteorologist.
|Baen Books Suitable for Young Adults
Enjoy SF by authors like Lois McMaster Bujold, Andre Norton & Elizabeth Moon.
|The Best Christmas Present in the World
A touching short story by children’s laureate, Michael Morpurgo.
Misadventures of a conniving (talking) canine by Mary Ann Smyth.
|Cecelia Holland’s On-line Stories
Bone Sky and The Troll and the Rose Bush (select On-line Stories).
Thanks to Bonnie Holland for giving permission to show the turtle illustration above.
The original short story, on which Orson Scott Card‘s bestseller SF novel was based.
An interactive Detective Story about the Fin Fur and Feather Bureau of Investigation.
Story of an ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro (by Hilary Williamson). Was it only a dream?
SF short story by Wes Williamson: ‘Late – late in the evening Kilmeny came home …‘
|The Moonlit Road
Open the gate, find moonlit ghost stories and strange folktales of the American South.
|The Quiet Man
Maurice Walsh’s wonderful story, made into a movie starring John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara.
Vampire tales from the author of the Saga of Darren Shan, read them if you dare!
Carol Moore tells what really happened on a windy day in the Wild West.
Read A Talian Tale and A Sting in the Tail by Mary Hoffman.
|A Tale of Friendship
A humorous anecdote about beavers, ducks and the platypus, by Carol Moore.
|Teen Read Week
Start planning for Teen Read Week in 2010.
Horror shorts by Anne Frasier, Shirley Damsgaard, Mario Acevedo, Martina Bexte.
|The Wishing Cupboard
Tan’s grandmother pulls Vietnamese folk stories from the cupboard (by Libby Hathorn).
Thanks to Libby Hathorn for giving permission to show the Wishing Cupboard illustration.
|Aaron’s Classic Tales
Folktales around the world, from China, Japan, Baghdad, the Congo, Finland and Wales.
|Aaron’s Sacred Tales
Stories from the scriptures of major world religions, Buddhism and Islam.
Pick one at random from this large collection of fables and fairy tales.
|African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories
African stories, daily proverbs … The river swells from the little streams.
|Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore & Drama
History of the Celts, mythology from the Cattle Raid of Cooley to the Death of Cuchulainn.
|Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
A huge collection edited and/or translated by D. L. Ashliman , University of Pittsburgh.
What stories did the ancient Greeks tell about his life? Read them here.
Illustrated stories of Hercules, Jason, the Odyssey and other tales of Greek heroes.
The Sun in worldviews of indigenous America, Australian aborigine, Mesopotamia and more.
|Stories of the Dreaming
Read and listen to stories of the time of creation, from the cultures of Indigenous Australians.
|Storytelling of the North Carolina Native Americans
Text and video tales of the Lumbee, Cherokee and Occaneechi.
|Online Adventures at National Geographic for Kids
Walk through Africa’s forests, swamps, and grasslands; take the Underground Railroad.
Adventures from A Day in Herat, Afghanistan to Siena, Italy and Poli Poli in Tanzania.
|Dennis Lee, Poems
An eclectic selection try Alligator Pie, A Cautionary Verse, The Secret Place.
Beat your own drums, dare to be different … by Hilary Williamson.
|Edward Lear’s Nonsense Works
Complete limericks. There was an Old Lady whose folly / Induced her to sit on a holly …
|Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children
Charming poems by Maud Keary, from the Victorian Women Writers Project.
|Short Stories & Poems
Love poems for Valentines Day and a beary Venetian mystery featuring Basil Baker.
|Ogden Nash Online
Funny verses like: The cow is of the bovine ilk; One end is moo, the other, milk.
|Poetry for Kids
Hilarious poems by Kenn Nesbitt like The Aliens Have Landed & Santa’s Beard.
Childhood memories of the two mile beach and sand dunes at Portstewart, N. Ireland.
|The Twelve Days of Camping
A campfire song by Hilary Williamson to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas.
|A Visit from St. Nicholas
Clement C. Moore‘s well known poem: ‘Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!‘
Christmas is a great time for mirth and merry-making. Various Christmas plays are organized during the holiday time for complete fun and entertainment.
Favorite Christmas Plays
Given below is a list of favorite Christmas Plays. Put a glance on the listings and see if the theatre near you might be putting one on.
This Christmas play is held at the Round House Theater in Silver Spring, MD every year. In this version, A Christmas Carol is sung by three actors using parodies of Broadway show tunes.
This is a Christmas puppet play that brings out the spirit of Christmas wonderfully. Nine hand puppets make up the cast. A naughty elf conspires with a little boy to steal Santa’s magic cap. Whoever wears the hat is in charge of Christmas. The Snow Fairy discovers their evil plan and turns them into snow.
Amazing Christmas Plays
The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut & the Slaughter of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree is the full title of this play by William Gibson. In this story, Mary has no plans to bear a child. The Butterfingers Angel has to convince her. There is laughter and fun throughout the show, it ends on an introspective note that sums up Christmas.
A one-act by Thorton Wilder, this 30-minute play covers 90 years and represents 90 Christmas dinners in the Bayard family. The development of the countryside, the changes in customs and manners, the growth of the Bayard family, and their accumulation of property sum up vividly a wide aspect of American life. This is an amazing piece Christmas play.
Paperback: 466 pages
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc; New edition edition (8 Feb 2007)
Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 3.2 cm
About the Author
December 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments
by Kassia Krozser
No matter where you stand on the various issues surrrounding the future of publishing, one thing is clear: without readers, what we do doesn’t matter very much. We sometimes take the privilege of our bookish lives for granted, forgetting how many people out there would give anything to be able to pick up a book and read it.
Yet, this is the season of giving (and, yes, tax deductions). Every year, we here at Booksquare make a pitch for our favorite causes, hoping some of you, like us, will find a little something extra to give this now and in the future. If you have a favorite cause that relates to literacy, reading, or education, let us know in the comments.
The Daily Square
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Today’s links of interest:
- City Tries to Rewrite Lone Bookstore’s Last Chapter
The worst part about closing Laredo’s only remaining bookstore is the reason why. Pure corporate decision, not lack of sales.
Quote Of The Week
December 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment
David Ulin, of the Los Angeles Times focuses on the question we kicked down the road. And, oh yes, he notes that reading is stronger and more prevalent than ever before.
Writing and reading are about engagement, about participating in a conversation, and inasmuch as technology can play a role in this interaction, it only draws more people in. How does the screen change things? This should have been the question of the last decade, but it appears it will unavoidably be the question of the next. What kind of platforms — social networks, Web, print, multimedia — are we looking at? And how do we move flexibly among them, using each according to its ability and taking from each according to our need?
Quote Of The Week Archive
- The Unicorn Will Not Save Publishing
December 14th, 2009 · 27 CommentsFor your reading enjoyment, I have compiled a list of about a dozen things that will not save publishing. I have also created a brief list of things that will save publishing. As always, neither list is comprehensive, and I reserve the right to add items if I think of something while I’m in the [...]
- A Long, Detailed Look at Distribution Windows
December 8th, 2009 · 9 CommentsHas there ever been an industry more unwilling to make its customers happy than publishing? Simon & Schuster and Hachette have (independently) decided they’re going to hold back the ebook releases of some titles. Not all of course. Most likely just the ones they paid far too much for anyway. They’re taking a stand by [...]
- Responding to Nat Sobel, Cranky-Style
December 8th, 2009 · 31 CommentsDear Mr. Sobel,
While I do not know you, I am impressed by your resume and the portrait of you with what appears to be a brown tabby. I generally cut cat lovers more slack — and brown tabby owners…they get a free pass, as a rule — but I cannot do so in this instance. [...]
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Penguin (27 Jul 2006)
Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 3 cm
About the Author
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Orion Fiction MMP (8 Jan 2009)
Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3 cm
About the Author
Thursday, November 12, 2009
He has such a bad sinus infection, he knew he couldn’t drive today. Hubby will be home later than planned… so, the meatloaf was popped in the oven when I arrived home to be partially cooked tonight and finished tomorrow.
I felt well enough today to assemble the meatloaf and do a couple loads of laundry. I went through the house to see what little housekeeping “tweaks” could be accomplished with leftover energy… these included combining a few piles of paper into just one, walking out to the mailbox and sorting mail, taking the broom to all the spiderwebs on the ceiling (shudder, where are all those spiders?), and putting away the dishes I’d washed earlier in the day… many little chores adding up to a clutter free house.
Perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned in the last ten years of dealing with chronic illness is how much can be accomplished a little at a time.
As you can tell, I was able to write two book reviews but I’m still reading 5 Cities that Ruled the World by Doug Wilson. I’ve almost finished it so the review will be up very soon.
I set it aside to read the two Christmas books I mentioned bringing home from the library. Elizabeth Goudge’s A Christmas Book is a collection of short stories and Christmas selections from a few of her books… lovely stories! The Rumpole Christmas selections are so very British… lots of fun to read. Sometimes having to spend afternoons on the sofa can be a good thing (it would be better if the maid would show up).
Christopher’s English instructor told the class American English and British English are very different and Americans can find British literature difficult to read. Well, some things are just worth the extra effort.
I do know there are times we Americans miss the humor in the wonderful British comedies. I expect many Canadians and Australians “get it” faster than us. I still get enough of the humor that I thoroughly enjoy them. Many people agree with me as we had a lot of recommendations for the British shows.
Someone asked about Good Neighbors… it is one of my favorite British TV comedies. It was a series back in the 1970s in England and then shown on PBS to American audiences. It is about a couple who attempt to live off the land in their suburban home… but it is oh, so much more than that.
Now, for those not familiar with British humor… it can be a little on the… ummm… raunchy side. I’m talking potty humor and nothing horrible with those on our list. Think junior high instead of college fraternity guys on Friday night.
Now I must read another chapter of Watchmen (the graphic novel Christopher’s class is discussing). It is interesting and I can understand why the instructor is using it in his class… but the filthy language is not appreciated. Such a shame, I don’t think it adds anything to the book at all. While graphic novels are not my cup of tea, it did make Time magazines 100 Best Novels (of last century)… I prefer something perhaps less “interesting”.
Picture: Bushel of Apples; allposters.com
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
So, I’ve decided to take advantage of not feeling well… propping myself on the sofa with a pillow and reading for awhile will be a good way to spend the afternoon. I’m craving pizza…. that is a good sign. I think there is cheese in the frig, do you think I can trick myself into thinking it is pizza?
So often we just have to keep going in spite of everything else that surrounds us which would try to rob our strength, not to mention our joy. I have learned to do what I can with what I have at the time… less is better than not at all.
I’ll be posting the three book reviews starting tomorrow and the Recommendations post soon. Sigh… I need my sofa.
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Pan (25 Jun 2009)
Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11 x 3.8 cm
Known by his alias, “Oliver Stone,” John Carr is the most wanted man in America. With two pulls of the trigger, the men who hid the truth of Stone’s past and kept him in the shadows were finally silenced.
But Stone’s freedom has come at a steep price; the assassinations he carried out have prompted the highest levels of the United States Government to unleash a massive manhunt. Joe Knox is leading the charge, but his superiors aren’t telling him everything there is to know about his quarry—and their hidden agendas are just as dangerous as the killer he’s trying to catch.
Meanwhile, with their friend and unofficial leader in hiding, the members of the Camel Club must fend for themselves, even as they try to protect him. As Knox closes in, Stone’s flight from the demons of his past will take him far from Washington, D.C., to the coal-mining town of Devine, Virginia—and headlong into a confrontation every bit as lethal as the one he is trying to escape.
About the Author
David Baldacci is the author of fifteen previous consecutive New York Times bestsellers. With his books published in over 40 languages in more than 80 countries, and with nearly 70 million copies in print, he is one of the world’s favorite storytellers. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. Still a resident of his native Virginia, he invites you to visit him at http://www.DavidBaldacci.com, and his foundation at http://www.WishYouWellFoundation.org, and to look into its program to spread books across America at www.FeedingBodyandMind.com.
Tim Dawson, cycling columnist for the Sunday Times, runs the Cycling Books website, the most compendious review website for cycling books. He joins me in the studio to discuss the literature of cycling, from Tour de France to cycle touring. Paul Fournel reads another extract from Need for the Bike. Below is a list of the books discussed in the show. If you’d like to buy them, follow the links to Amazon and Resonance FM will get a share of anything you buy, even if it’s stuff not on the list. What a nice way to help your favourite bicycling art radio station!
The Rider by Tim Krabbé
The Escape Artist by Matt Seaton
Need for the Bike by Paul Fournel
Tour de France
Bad to the Bone by James Waddington
Sweat of the Gods by Benjo Masso
Wide-eyed and Legless: Inside the Tour De France by Jeff Connor
Le Tour: A History of the Tour De France by Geoffrey Wheatcroft
My Comeback: Up Close and Personal by Lance Armstrong and Elizabeth Kreutz
Cycle touring & travel
Thunder and Sunshine by Alistair Humphreys
The Hungry Cyclist by Tom Kevilll-Davies
French Revolutions by Tim Moore
Full Tilt – Ireland To India With a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy
Transylvania and Beyond by Dervla Murphy
Blue River, Black Sea by Andrew Eames
A Bike Ride by Anne Mustoe
Richard’s Bicycle Book by Richard Ballantine
Those we didn’t get time to talk about
Tomorrow We Ride by Jean Bobet
The Passion of Fausto Coppi by William Fotheringham
The Noiseless Tenor by James Starrs
Golden Age of Handbuilt Bikes and Competition Bikes by Jan Heine
Rouleur Annual 2009
Fixed: Global Fixed-Gear Bike Culture by Andrew Edwards and Max Leonard
To win copies of the current issues of Rouleur and The Ride Journal, send answers to the competition questions to bikeshow-at-resonancefm-dot-com. Thanks to these fine publications for donating the prizes!
And if that’s left you wanting more chat about cycling books, the 2007 Christmas books show is still online to listen again as is the show featuring Andrew and Philip Diprose of The Ride Journal. Matt Seaton wrote an excellent round-up over at The Guardian.
~the true spirit of Christmas ~
Welcome to Christmas Time, where it’s Christmas all the year round
Hello! Welcome to Christmas Time; especially if this is your first visit. You’ll find lots of Christmas related information here, including Christmas Poems, Christmas Prose, Christmas History, Christmas Music, Christmas Traditions, Christmas Stories, Christmas Quotations, Christmas Illustrations, Christmas Food, Christmas Shopping Lists, Christmas Tips, Christmas Jokes and a new section called Biblical Quotations, as well as the convenience of buying Christmas gifts on-line. We have collected much of this material by writing and compiling Christmas entertainments for our local community, so I’m sure you will find the prose and poetry sections particularly valuable if you are thinking of providing your own entertainment this Christmas. You will find all this material by taking the following link: Words and Music . We also provide a Christmas Shopping facility within this site, in association with Amazon. This has become very popular with visitors from Great Britain, Canada and the USA, mainly because we have spent a lot of time scouring the Amazon portfolio for good quality Christmas presents …… so you don’t have to. This range of possibilities is not limited to gifts. There are also lots of other Christmas related items you can obtain and indeed the whole Amazon catalogue is available to you throughout the year. You will find an enormous range of Christmas Books, Christmas DVDs, Christmas CDs, Christmas Videos, Children’s Toys, Video Games, Computers, Software and accessories, Mobile ‘Phones, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras and much more. You can enter the shopping area by taking this link: On-line Shopping. Just to make your life a little easier during the run-up to Christmas we have created a comprehensive Christmas Food Shopping List for which there is no charge. It is a prompt-sheet for helping Christmas shoppers to avoid oversights, as well as being a useful time saver and an antidote for last minute memory lapses.
Which ever way you celebrate the festive season, I wish you and yours a very happy and fulfilling Christmas. Al.
P.S. Many of the pages on this site include a musical introduction, quite apart from our Christmas Music section; so please turn up your speakers
So, that’s a brief overview of the topics covered by the Christmas Time web-site. I hope you enjoy your visit.
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