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Books By wildgoose


A Place to Work
alastair macleod A Place to Work
  • Short Story
  • English
  • 598 Words
  • Ages 6 and up
  • 366
  • 0

"from the town below came the sounds of muffled voices, laughter then footsteps echoing in the paved narrow streets. Siesta was over. She could start work. At night, when it was cooler, human energy emerged renewed. During the day it evaporated away with the heat. For the ... Read more...

Keywords: natural sound, island in the mediteranean

€0.99

Wedded To The Land
Alastair Macleod Wedded To The Land

A Tale from West Cork

  • Romance
  • English
  • 7310 Words
  • Ages 12 and up
  • 357
  • 0

"Nuala had recently left Dermot for Tomas Crowley, a local Pharmacist and fellow horse enthusiast, and now the "D" word was being spoken. Father and son continued to look out over the fields below, His father turned to him. “There’s only one way out of this,” he said. ... Read more...

Keywords: love, marriage, divorce, Ireland, the land

€1.49

Minimalist Heaven
alastair macleod Minimalist Heaven
  • Short Story
  • English
  • 659 Words
  • Ages 3 and up
  • 337
  • 0

"There was a plop in the water beside the houseboat – a spent rocket stick. The fireworks continued to blaze away, magnificent bursts and showers of light, heralding in 2005. They seemed to go higher and brighter each time. “How do you end a firework display? She once asked... Read more...

Keywords: minimalist, houseboat, single parent, small family

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A Woman From The Sea
alastair macleod A Woman From The Sea

or griancha

  • Romance
  • English
  • 567 Words
  • Ages 8 and up
  • 328
  • 1

"He saw footsteps in the soft sand leading to the shore. There she was, completely naked and supple, not hard. He ran, for she was nearing the water. He reached out and grabbed her by her arm - it was soft, supple, and warm. “Griancha,“he said “Stop, wait, take the ring.“... Read more...

Keywords: folklore, sea, magical women, body changing

€1.49

Женщина из зеркала
Алистер Маклауд Женщина из зеркала
  • Fiction
  • Russian
  • 1507 Words
  • Ages 10 and up
  • 318
  • 1

Странная встреча молодого шотландского художника в Италии восемнадцатого века навсегда меняет его жизнь. Величайшая любовь оборачивается величайшей тайной.

"В палаццо Гектору подтвердили, что это стекло и было вставлено в зеркальные панели позади кровати в его комнате. Пр... Read more...

Keywords: привидение, Шотландия, любовь, Италия, Везувий, старина, античность, Алистер Маклауд

€1.49

Xiulan and the Search for Beauty
Alastair Macleod Xiulan and the Search for Beauty
  • Fiction
  • English
  • 5864 Words
  • Ages 10 and up
  • 302
  • 1

A sequel, set in modern Hong Kong, of the story of Xiulan, a young girl finding her way in love and life, and all the while searching for beauty.

Keywords: love, calligraphy, jealousy, crime, jewels, beauty

€1.49

The Falcon
alastair macleod The Falcon
  • Romance
  • English
  • 1830 Words
  • Ages 10 and up
  • 301
  • 0

"Marco noticed her right hand, it was covered in shallow red scars. She followed his gaze. “Sharp talons,” she laughed, “my glove came off! By the way, I’m Antonietta Cristaldi, I run the place. What can I do for you anyway? She said, as she set down a minute percolator and... Read more...

Keywords: love, birds, falconry, freedom

€0.99

Embrace of the Sea
Alastair Macleod Embrace of the Sea
  • Romance
  • English
  • 2019 Words
  • Ages 10 and up
  • 278
  • 1

"The tourist to the islands is to be forgiven for imagining that island life is an escape, an idyll where life is easy. It is far from the truth. Winning a living from sea and soil is hard, sometimes on a knife edge of risk. Not only therefore, did the islanders in their de... Read more...

Keywords: love, the sea, islands, Orkney, lifeforce

€1.49

The Amorous Jacket
Alastair Macleod The Amorous Jacket

and other stories

  • Romance
  • English
  • 2815 Words
  • Ages 10 and up
  • 270
  • 2

"Each day as he delivered a subpoena, or a will, the jacket grabbed him as he sought the stairs. At last after a week he asked, to the whole front office, “Whose is the black jacket in the hall? There was a stunned silence, “The one at the end? Asked Maria. “Yes,” sai... Read more...

Keywords: love, forced marriage, mystery

€1.49

Blue Rush
Alastair Macleod Blue Rush

love and power in the waves

  • Romance
  • English
  • 12305 Words
  • Ages 10 and up
  • 264
  • 1

"For the professional young women of Orkney, this influx of engineers and scientists was a godsend. It opened up the choice and here were men on good salaries, men with prospects. The selection of farmers, shopkeepers, and local government officers could seem dull to a girl... Read more...

Keywords: love, relationships, Orkney, Wave Power, new men

€1.49


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