While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti fell in love with French soldier Jean - but while Jean was distracted, Elisabetta's brother Corrado stole some gold that Jean was guarding, and set the curse in train. The Benedettis become wealthy, corrupt and hated by their former friends, who rename them the Maledettis - the cursed. The childrens' grandfather Massimo is the last man to be directly affected by the curse - but will he pass it onto them?
Professor Adam Potkay brings his renowned expertise on the Romantic era to bear on the period's principal poets. Providing detailed analysis of the lives and works of literary luminaries such as Robert Burns, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and John Keats, Professor Potkay examines the nature of Romantic poetry and provides insight on the stylistic flourishes and themes of this remarkable period.
Featuring five projects, this handy guide gives aspiring quillers basic instructions on subjects such as sculpting paper into precious English wild flowers like the speedwell and sweet violet. Thorough attention is also given to quilling techniques and readers will enjoy learning how to husk, filigree, and create loose coils. The quilled wild flower projects in this unique resource can be used as decorative adornments on gift bags, boxes, and greeting cards.
Bored with the missionary position and in need of inspiration? From Reverse Rodeo, Stairway to Heaven, and Tie-me-up Tango to Flower Press, The Scissors, and Lapdance - The Little Bit Naughty Book of Sex Positions shows couples how to spice up their sex life and be more adventurous in the bedroom (and kitchen, and bathroom). Readers can flip the book open to any double-page spread and discover a hot new position. Each one is clearly pictured and fully explained with details on how to do it, why it is so enjoyable, and how to master its physical challenges. Each spread also offers a special tip on how to further show more
Fresh cut and wild flowers are a continual source of beauty in the life of an artist, yet many students find them frustrating or even intimidating to paint. Learn to create delicate, realistic floral arrangements this watercolor instruction video featuring Charles Reid. Reid is best known for his uninhibited watercolor style, and teaches students of all levels to catch the light and breathe of a moment in time while allowing beautiful flowers to bloom on their canvas. This workshop begins with a discussion of contour drawing that will provide students with the anchor from which to develop their entire composition.