The White Road

Author: Edmund de Waal
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709092
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An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted. Extraordinary new nonfiction, a gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The Hare with the Amber Eyes. In The White Road, bestselling author and artist Edmund de Waal gives us an intimate narrative history of his lifelong obsession with porcelain, or "white gold." A potter who has been working with porcelain for more than forty years, de Waal describes how he set out on five journeys to places where porcelain was dreamed about, refined, collected and coveted-and that would help him understand the clay's mysterious allure. From his studio in London, he starts by travelling to three "white hills"-sites in China, Germany and England that are key to porcelain's creation. But his search eventually takes him around the globe and reveals more than a history of cups and figurines; rather, he is forced to confront some of the darkest moments of twentieth-century history. Part memoir, part history, part detective story, The White Road chronicles a global obsession with alchemy, art, wealth, craft, and purity. In a sweeping yet intimate style that recalls The Hare with the Amber Eyes, de Waal gives us a singular understanding of "the spectrum of porcelain" and the mapping of desire.

The White Road

Author: John Connolly
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844568393
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A fast-paced thriller featuring Charlie Parker from the bestselling author of The Killing Kind. 'A cracking read from an excellent and highly original writer.' - Sunday Independent In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker's speciality. But Parker is about to make a descent into the abyss, a confrontation with dark forces that threaten all that Parker holds dear: his lover, his unborn child, even his soul. . . For in a prison cell, a fanatical preacher is about to take his revenge on Charlie Parker, its instruments the very men that Parker is hunting, and a strange, hunched creature that keeps its own secrets buried by a riverbank: the undiscovered killer Cyrus Nairn. Soon, all of these figures will face a final reckoning in southern swamps and northern forests, in distant locations linked by a single thread, a place where the paths of the living and the dead converge. A place known only as the White Road.

The White Road

Author: Lynn Flewelling
Editor: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553907018
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Dissolute nobles, master spies, and the unlikeliest of heroes, Alec and Seregil have survived exile, treachery, and black magic. But the road that lies ahead is the most hazardous they’ve ever traveled. For with enemies on all sides, they must walk a narrow path between good and evil where one misstep might be their last. Having escaped death and slavery in Plenimar, Alec and Seregil want nothing more than to go back to their nightrunning life in Rhíminee. Instead they find themselves saddled with Sebrahn, a strange, alchemically created creature—the prophesied “child of no woman.” Its moon-white skin and frightening powers make Sebrahn a danger to all whom Alec and Seregil come into contact with, leaving them no choice but to learn more about Sebrahn’s true nature. With the help of trusted friends and Seregil’s clan, the duo set out to discover the truth about this living homunculus—a journey that can lead only to danger or death. For Seregil’s old nemesis Ulan í Sathil of Virèsse and Alec’s own long-lost kin are after them, intent on possessing both Alec and Sebrahn. On the run and hunted, Alec and his comrades must fight against time to accomplish their most personal mission ever. From the Paperback edition.

The White Road

Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748133151
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August 1914: the whole country is thrilled by the declaration of war. The British Experditionary Force goes off toe France to defend gallant little Belgium, and thousands more young men rush to volunteer, hoping to see action before the war ends at Christmas. At home everyone competes to be doing the most for the war effort. The Morlands have their share of volunteers, and no-one can say they aren't at the very heart of things. But when Christmas comes the war is far from over, and nine in ten of the men who marched, singing, down the white road to Mons have fallen ...

The White Road Of The Moon

Author: Rachel Neumeier
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553509349
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Leigh Bardugo meets The Sixth Sense in this story of one girl’s perilous journey to restore a lost order. Imagine you live with your aunt, who hates you so much she’s going to sell you into a dreadful apprenticeship. Imagine you run away before that can happen. Imagine that you can see ghosts—and talk with the dead. People like you are feared, even shunned. Now imagine . . . the first people you encounter after your escape are a mysterious stranger and a ghost boy, who seem to need you desperately—though you don’t understand who they are or exactly what they want you to do. So you set off on a treacherous journey, with only a ghost dog for company. And you find that what lies before you is a task so monumental that it could change the world. Praise for Rachel Neumeier’s The Keeper of the Mist: “This is a beautifully written story that emphasizes intelligence and diplomacy. Recommend to fans of Patricia Wrede and Tamora Pierce, as well as lovers of traditional fantasy.” —School Library Journal, starred

The White Road

Author: Sarah Lotz
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473624606
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*****From the author of The Three, coming soon to your screen as a major BBC adaptation by Golden Globe winner Peter Straughan***** Adrenaline-junky Simon Newman sneaks onto private land to explore a dangerous cave in Wales with a strange man he's met online. But Simon gets more than he bargained for when the expedition goes horribly wrong. Simon emerges, the only survivor, after a rainstorm trap the two in the cave. Simon thinks he's had a lucky escape. But his video of his near-death experience has just gone viral. Suddenly Simon finds himself more famous than he could ever have imagined. Now he's faced with an impossible task: he's got to defy death once again, and film the entire thing. The whole world will be watching. There's only on place on earth for him to pit himself against the elements: Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. But Everest is also one of the deadliest spots on the planet. Two hundred and eighty people have died trying to reach its peak. And Simon's luck is about to run out. *********** Praise for THE WHITE ROAD 'An incredibly creepy and effective standalone novel that I read through in one sitting . . . A chillingly effective and haunting tale' - Sci-Fi Bulletin 'The White Road is a roller-coaster ride with intriguing psychological depth' - Crime Fiction Lover 'Lotz knows how to develop suspense and horror . . . Dark and unsettling, Lotz's latest taps into, and exploits, our deepest fears' - Kirkus Reviews The White Road will creep under your skin . . . The book is just downright creepy! I really can't recommend [it] enough' ***** - The Speculative Herald

The White Road Tales A Complete Collection

Author: Jackie Castle
Editor: Jackie Castle
ISBN: 1542490634
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He might lose his life if their secret is found out. Together they look for the way out of the evil kingdom of Racah. With each passing day, their love grows. Tarek the hunter is desperate to get the Racan Princess away from the powerful King Darnel, but the dark ruler has other plans. By some means of a malicious enchantment, Princess begins to lose her memories, including her memories of Tarek! A raging war battles inside his heart. Is the girl he loved still there? For brief moments, she seems to recognize him again. Then the moment is gone. And that brief, precious moment is all that’s needed to spur his unrealistic plan of escape.

The White Road

Author: Edmund De Waal
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0701187700
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** A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller ** A handful of clay from a Chinese hillside carries a promise: that mixed with the right materials, it might survive the fire of the kiln, and fuse into porcelain âe" translucent, luminous, white. Acclaimed writer and potter Edmund de Waal sets out on a quest - a journey that begins in the dusty city of Jingdezhen in China and travels on to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. Along the way, he meets the witnesses to its creation; those who were inspired, made rich or heartsick by it, and the many whose livelihoods, minds and bodies were broken by this obsession. It spans a thousand years and reaches into some of the most tragic moments of recent times. In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, Edmund de Waal enriches his understanding of this rare material, the âe~white goldâe(tm) he has worked with for decades. ** Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 **

The White Road

Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
Editor: Sphere
ISBN: 9780751533453
Size: 13,39 MB
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August 1914: the whole country is thrilled by the declaration of war. The British Experditionary Force goes off toe France to defend gallant little Belgium, and thousands more young men rush to volunteer, hoping to see action before the war ends at Christmas. At home everyone competes to be doing the most for the war effort. The Morlands have their share of volunteers, and no-one can say they aren't at the very heart of things. But when Christmas comes the war is far from over, and nine in ten of the men who marched, singing, down the white road to Mons have fallen ...