viernes, 14 de mayo de 2010
And the books are:
The kiss of the Highlander.
Title: The Kiss Of The Highlander
Protagonists: Gwen Cassidy y Drustan Maceltar
Argument: Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drust MacKeltar slept for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave until an unlikely savior release him. The attractive young woman who spoke and dressed like any woman he had known came from his distant future, where the crumbling ruins were all that remained of his vanished world. Drust knew I had to return to his own century to save his people from a terrible fate. And I needed the fascinating woman who was at his side ...Cassidy Gwen had come to Scotland to rearrange their lives and perhaps find a man. How could he know that falling down a gorge of the Highlands would send an underground cavern to land above the sensually attractive man had ever seen? Or that one time he had kissed would not let go? Drust tied by a passion stronger than time, Gwen is swept back in time to the sixteenth-century Scotland, where a treacherous enemy conspires against them ... and where a warrior with the power to change history at the same time challenge the woman he loves ...
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The Dark Highlander
Protagonists: Dageus MacKeltar and Chloe Zanders
Argument: A sixteenth-century Scottish trapped between their world and ours, fighting against the Druids who possess his soul. A young student from Manhattan dragged by unseen forces to another time ..."I am Dageus MacKeltar, a man with a good conscience and thirteen bad ones, driven to sate my desires more hap ..."From its roof in Manhattan, provides a shining city Dageus calling the darkness within him.A sixteenth-century Scottish trapped in two worlds is fighting a battle he can not win with the thirteen Druids who have taken possession of his soul.When Chloe Zanders, student of antiquities, is drawn into his world, that can not find irresistibly attractive. It will soon be trapped in an ancient prophecy that will take you back in time to medieval Scotland.
Taming the Scotsman
Original title: Taming the Scotsman
Protagonis: Ewan MacAllister and Nora Alexander
Nora had decided that it was preferable to ask Ewan MacAllister to take her away from Scotland, be compelled to a marriage without love...
Ewan, sullen and hermit, still in pain caused the death of his love and betrayal of the woman he loved, wants to refuse, but reluctantly help that strange, although fascinating woman who claims to be the Queen niece...
Eleanor, Nora, is a woman with a clear objective: by the force to a marriage without love, prefers to flee their homes and seek refuge in England. But there is a small problem; you need a guide, and Ewan MacAllister, the only man that fear both her father and her fiancé is the best option. Under the rough appearance and Ewan manners, she is, however, the heart of a loyal friend and suddenly, rather than being free, yearns to tame this proud highlander who protects his wounded heart.
Haunted by his past, Ewan only wants to be alone. From the moment that briosa young gets in his remote refuge and refuses to leave unless it you escort accompanying away from Scotland, Ewan believed to be chiflada, particularly claims to be the Queen of England, niece but cannot travel alone on the countryside. Despite his unorthodox manners and his stubborn nature, is a fearless and attractive girl. And for its deepest mortification, Ewan is looking forward to the only thing that ever believed to have. A courageous Scottish that to call yours...
A UNIQUE BOOK!
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jueves, 13 de mayo de 2010
William Shakespeare was born in 1564 to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. His father was a glover by trade, but he also experimented with farming. The family owned a farm called the Asbies, which Mary Arden-Shakespeare had brought to the marriage.
Shakespeare was most likely educated at the Stratford free grammar school. He likely apprenticed at the age of thirteen when the family's financial situation was going downhill. He married Anne Hathaway in November of 1582.
As a playwright, Shakespeare was not well known until 1592. Stages were closed then because of the plague, but by the time they reopened in 1594, he had written Venus and Adonis, as well as Lucrece. Now he began writing for the Lord Chamberlayne company. Although he was also an actor for the company, he was more famous for his writing. His plays are difficult to put in chronological order, but he wrote twelve during this assosiation. Frequently, the company was requested by Queen Elizabeth, and later, by King James I.
Shakespeare retired in 1610, returning to Stratford from London. He busied himself with the community and was comfortable with the large fortune he had earned. In his will, written only a month before he died, Shakespeare left most of his estate to his daughter, Susanna, but also provided for his wife's comfort. William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616.
miércoles, 12 de mayo de 2010
However, when the two come closer to the encampment, they are presented with a messenger from King Duncan who announces that Macbeth has been made the Thane of Cawdor, immediately putting the prophecy into perspective, making Macbeth wonder how he might become king. He invites Duncan to dine at his castle that evening and goes ahead to tell his wife of the day’s events.
Unlike Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is very sure of her husband’s future, desiring the throne and telling him that they must murder Duncan to ensure his ascension. Immediately upon returning to his castle, Lady Macbeth is able to convince her husband to take initiative and murder Duncan that very night.
The two plan to get Duncan’s chamberlains drunk enough that they will not remember the evening and blame them for the murder. When the body of Duncan is discovered in the morning, Macbeth quickly kills the “culprits” and assumes the kingship. All the while, Duncan’s sons flee the country, afraid for their own lives.
Immediately, Macbeth’s misgivings and trust in the prophecies force his hand in the murder of Banquo and his son Fleance as well, afraid that his heirs will seize the throne. Successfully killing Banquo, the murderers fail to kill Fleance.
The night of his murder, Banquo’s ghost appears to Macbeth and sends him into hysteria, scaring his guests and angering his wife. His very presence as the king of Scotland has angered the other nobles and further incites Macbeth’s misgivings and paranoia.
To ease his fears, he visits the witches again and they offer to him more prophecies. He must beware of Macduff, a chief opponent to Macbeth taking the throne. He cannot be harmed by any man born of woman and he is safe until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane Castle. He returns home and finds that Macduff has fled to England to join Malcom. In fear, Macbeth seizes Macduff’s castle and orders the murder of his wife and children, inciting Macduff to further rage. With Malcom, the two raise an army and ride to Scotland to take on Macbeth with the support of the Scottish nobles who fear Macbeth’s tyranny and murderous ways.
While Macbeth awaits his opponents, Lady Macbeth is in the process of going mad, unable to wash the blood from her hands. The news of her suicide reaches Macbeth directly before the arrival of the English forces and sends him into an even deeper despair. He awaits confidently as the prophecy foretold his invulnerability. However, Macduff’s forces arrive under the cover of boughs cut from Birnam wood. When Macbeth is finally confronted by Macduff after his forces have been overwhelmed, Macduff announces that he was “ripped from his mother’s womb” not born and ultimately defeats and beheads Macbeth, handing the crown back to Malcolm, the rightful heir.
The story begins in the den of witches who are to meet with Macbeth.
King Duncan receives a bloodstained man informs him that Macbeth, Lord of Glamis and bancu (Scottish army generals) have defeated the lord of Cawdor in battle. King Duncan are delighted and decide to reward Macbeth with the title of the vanquished.
Witches appear again and go out to meet Macbeth and bancu. I prophesy many things. They say that Macbeth will be named Lord of Cawdor (he still does not know) to be king. A bancu told to be father of kings (their children will succeed to the throne). Bancu Macbeth and ask that where did they get such news, but the witches vanish. Then Ross and Angus enter (nobles of Scotland) and reported to Macbeth that he has been awarded the title of Cawdor.
Winners appear before the king Duncan and this congratulates them and tells them the intention to appoint from that moment his son Malcolm Prince of Cumberland (title traditionally given to the heir to the crown of Scotland).
All they decide to spend the night at Glamis Castle to celebrate the victory.
In the next scene Lady Macbeth reads a letter from her husband telling her what happened. Since then she decides to kill the king so as to fulfill the prophecies. Everything is planned and decided when a messenger tells him that the king is going to spend the night in his castle.
Lady Macbeth informs her husband, who had come to the group, its intentions, but he is not fully agree with the idea, though certainly a bit.
Duncan and nobles come to the castle and are greeted warmly by Lady Macbeth invites them to sit at the table for the banquet.
While everyone eats, Macbeth reflects on the proposition of his wife and decides to do so and informed his wife that he will not carry out his plan. But she insults him and inciting him to commit the crime, and Macbeth, though still uncertain, and after retort sometimes accepts the plan to kill King Duncan.
Fleance bancu and his son are standing guard at the door of the room where the king sleeps. Macbeth appears and tells them to go to sleep. They obey and leave the King's room guarded by soldiers drunk by Lady Macbeth, which was within the plan, so they could commit the murder.
Macbeth becomes where his wife and again that he is against killing the king, but Lady Macbeth knows how to treat and persuades him again. He announced that the knives are already prepared with must carry out the terrible action and Macbeth leaves to fulfill its mission. Before entering the bedroom of King, feel and think without being convinced yet what to do. At that moment he sees a dagger floating before him (only he can see) and this image terrifies him and makes him think about going to commit treason. Finally, decide and kills the king and his guards.
Macbeth returns to his room and tells his wife that he has already accomplished crime. He feels terrible remorse for his action but his wife, cold and calculating insists that was what he should do and that must now conceal and hide any evidence.
Macduff next morning found the body of Duncan, warning of such fact Lennox and Macbeth is quick to attack the soldiers furiously stained with the blood of the king and whose knives were the weapons used for the regicide and the dead, as if would destroy them at the moment, so that no treachery is discovered. Dan alarm and Malcolm and Donalbain (children of Duncan) fleeing in secret to England and Ireland respectively, fearing that after the death of their father they were the following, and this gives rise to the nobles think that the soldiers killed the king to order of their children.
A few hours later it was decided to appoint King Macbeth of Scotland, but Macduff and bancu already suspect it.
Start with a conversation between bancu and Macbeth in the first issue with the new king who has not played fair to get your job. Macbeth pretends not care what he says and invites you to a banquet to be held that night. Bancu access in and out riding with his son until the scheduled time.
After having gone bancu, Macbeth sends for a murderers to stop ordering bancu Fleance and his son to avoid the fulfillment of the witches prophecy concerning the seed of bancu. The murderers leave.
In a monologue Lady Macbeth regrets having killed the king and now can not live in peace. This is when Macbeth enters and says he is still not quiet as bancu and his son are still alive, but surprisingly, his wife begs him to forget the issue and be cheerful and happy again. But Macbeth insists that it has concluded its work and for this purpose are necessary these two new deaths.
The three murderers wait for bancu and his son appear with their horses and attacked with knives killing the father, but Fleance escapes. After this, the murderers Macbeth inform of what happened and this, although intrigued by the flight of Fleance, is calmer.
Already at the banquet, after toasting, bancu ghost enters and sits in place for Macbeth, which remains standing. When Lennox tells the king that he feels it believes that all sites are occupied until it realizes that its site is occupied by bancu and that torments him, so he starts yelling and talking to the ghost that only he sees. Lady Macbeth steps in and reassures the noble saying it is a disease that often occurs, but that is temporary. The ghost comes out and Macbeth is calm but after a while to re-mention Macbeth, the ghost comes back and repeats the scene. All the nobles think he's crazy and leave to let him rest. Lady Macbeth accuses him who has discovered his remorse and reminds him that Macduff did not attend the banquet at the king sent for him.
Enter Lennox and another gentleman who tells him that Macduff has gone to London to meet Malcolm, the son of Duncan to form an army to overthrow the tyrant Macbeth, with the help of the pious King Edward of England.
Preparing spells witches reappear while awaiting the arrival of Macbeth. It comes and asks you to predict your future is as baffled. They invoke the three spirits. Each makes a warning: the first tells you to beware of Macduff, the Baron of Fife, the second says that no one born of woman will harm, and to behave bold and bloody, and the third will not be defeated until the forest of Birnam not advance against him Dunsinán Hill. Disappear Macbeth calls spirits and know more as witches teach the image of eight kings descended from bancu. Macbeth is angry.
When you leave, Macbeth meets Lennox that Macduff has reportedly gone to England to face him. Macbeth, irritated orders to kill the noble family fled. It fulfills your order (before that there is a dialogue between Lady Macduff and her son).
Macduff and Malcolm in England talk about the state of Scotland and complain about the tyranny of Macbeth.
See a doctor who tells them that the English king is willing to help them defeat the tyrant. Malcolm discovers himself as the perfect ruler: good, honest, faithful ... (Like his father). Appears Ross and Macduff tells what happened to her family. This will cries and swears revenge, but not before the accused why he left his family alone.
A lady in waiting to Lady Macbeth's doctor informed of this strange behavior. At night stands and talking to herself, without even waking up constantly washed his hands saying that is stained with blood.
Mentheth appear, Cathness, Lennox and Angus with his armies and announce the imminent arrival of the English army and the bad situation of Macbeth, whose men are faithful and not only fighting for obligation. Decide to join the British.
The doctor notified the state Macbeth of his wife and the King is enraged by the inability to cure.
The Scottish and English nobles gathered prepare the battle. Malcolm orders each soldier take a tree branch of Birnam wood to the lookouts can not count the number of men and so use them as camouflage and go forward.
Reappears in the castle of Macbeth Dunsinán and cries of women, is Lady Macbeth who has died.
Enter a messenger that tells the king that the forest of Birnam Hill down Dunsinán moving towards the castle. This is true as said by the third spirit.
The battle begins and the men of Macbeth are passed fleeing side or you are not faithful. Young Siward, son of Siward, an English nobleman Macbeth faces, but it ends with him and killed him. Then enter Macduff and Macbeth in a fierce battle falls dead. Macduff was "torn from the womb before their time" as the second prophecy is fulfilled.
In the last scene shows all the nobles and Malcolm, who is appointed king. Siward learns of the death of his son but says there is no more honorable death than to fall in combat and fighting from the front. Noble appoints Malcolm counts, the first time that was given that title in Scotland and partly to Scone (which crowned the kings of Scotland)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (commonly called Macbeth) is a play by William Shakespeare about a regicide and its aftermath. It is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy and is believed to have been written sometime between 1603 and 1607. The earliest account of a performance of what was likely Shakespeare's play is April 1611, when Simon Forman recorded seeing such a play at the Globe Theatre. It was first published in the Folio of 1623, possibly from a prompt book for a specific performance.
Shakespeare's sources for the tragedy are the accounts of King Macbeth of Scotland, Madduff, and Duncan in ''Holinshed's Chronicles'' (1587), a history of England, Scotland and Ireland familiar to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. However, the story of Macbeth as told by Shakespeare bears no relation to real events in Scottish history as Macbeth was an admired and able monarch.
In the back-stage world of theatre, some believe that the play is cursed, and will not mention its name aloud, referring to it instead as ''The Scottish Play''. Over the centuries, the play has attracted some of the greatest actors in the roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The play has been adapted to film, television, opera, novels, comic books, and other media.
jueves, 6 de mayo de 2010
The entire eastern seaboard of the Highlands, between Nairn and John O'Groats, deserves to be discovered. The town of Nairn, near the Moray Firth, noted for its mild and dry climate and gorgeous beaches. In lsle Black (not an island but a peninsula green and wooded), the former courtroom of Cromarty tells the fascinating story of this historic Scottish town.
The history of the small town of Tain, which was the destination of pilgrimage in medieval times, is told in the resort Tain Through Time (Tain over time). Glenmorangie Distillery and tourist center are also nearby. And a little further Dornoch, famous for the golf course of Royal Dornoch a picturesque old town with colorful gardens in the streets near the cathedral. In Helmsdale, the Timespan Heritage Centre presents a complete portrait of days gone by sound effects, models and historical artifacts.
The main road north, with its beautiful sea views and a chance to stop and explore a spectacular coastline, Wick will lead you where you can discover the history of the golden age of the northern fishing port in the Wick Heritage Centre. From there, many travelers continue to John O'Groats but the northernmost point Dunnet Head is actually a little further west, while to the east, three spectacular filiform stones stand in the sea in Ducansby Head. Thurso is the most northerly population of Scotland excepting the islands, an ideal base for excursions in Caithness: green meadows and heaths dotted with countless lakes down to a rugged coastline. If you continue west to the coast (facing north) presents some special features: a bright light and fresh, rugged headlands and beaches of dazzling white sand. Cape Wrath lighthouse is the northernmost point of the northwest coast of Scotland, and the area has some of the highest cliffs on the British mainland.
On the west coast, lovers of nature in the wild will find a variety of places to explore, from the spectacular bird cliffs of Handa Island to Eas Coul Aulin, the highest waterfall in Britain. Among the fishing port of Lochinver and Ullapool village, you can choose which route to take: the coast road offers splendid views of the sea through a maze of rocky islets, while main road, faster, reaching Ullapool through the stunning mountain landscape of the National Nature Reserve lnverpolly. Ullapool, located along the banks of Loch Broom, is a port for ferries to the Hebrides as an ideal base for exploring the northwest, the city has a wide range of services and local museums. If you continue south, the main road passes near Corrieshalloch Gorge, a deep, wooded gorge. Lnverewe Gardens in Poolewe in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Here, the formerly barren promontory has been transformed with exotic plants and trees that provide a continuous display of color throughout most of the year, thanks to the mild climate and frost-free area, the product of thermal effect of the Gulf Stream. Not far away is Gairloch, with a variety of places to eat and stay, as well as a historical museum. From there, the road continues to the beautiful Loch Maree, where old sections survive natural pine under the protection of national park Beinn Eighe.
Also spectacular is the mountainous landscape around Glen Torridon, partly under the care of the National Trust for Scotland, as Kintail, to the south. In the nearby shores of Loch Duich find the picturesque Eileen Donan Castle. Strathspey and the Great Glen. Along the River Spey from Grantown-on-Spey to the west, offers a wide range of attractions. EI Carrbridge Landmark Visitor Centre combines presentations on the history of the Highlands within the center, with outdoor enjoyment of forests through routes to follow and a center for nature and an excellent adventure playground for children. Nearby, the Strathspey Railway offers the opportunity to return to the days of steam. And also near Boat of Garten, is the Loch Garten Nature Reserve, where you can see osprey nests hidden from an observatory and the Speyside Heather Centre, a center dedicated to Heath and practices that used to make This typical plant in the Highlands, including the manufacture of ropes, roofing and even brewing. Aviemore offers ample opportunities for shopping, eating and lodging for the night. To appreciate life on a farm in the Highlands can start with the nearby Rothiemurchus Visitor Centre, or if not, make a trip to see the reindeer that live in the foothills of the Cairngorm mountains. If you back the river Spey, come to Newton-more, people hosting the Clan MacPherson Museum. Further west lies the Great Glen, a valley from coast to coast formed in remote geological ages. Today the valley is home to the main road from Fort William lnverness and chained a series of lakes that form the Caledonian Canal.
Visitors who take the main road north of Loch Ness, you can visit two exhibitions in Drumnadrochit who researched the Loch Ness monster. The other alternative is to follow the road south side of Loch Ness, a journey that offers the chance for excursions in the woods near Inverfarigaig, see the spectacular waterfall at Foyers and excellent views of Loch Ness itself. Both routes converge at Fort Augustus. Fort William, in the south of Great Glen has, with a wide range of places to shop, eat and stay. The port is one of the many seafood restaurants in Scotland with its own fishing boat unloading its catch directly in the restaurant. The West Highland City Museum has a collection of objects related to Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Overlooking Fort William is Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Britain (1144 m). You can enjoy a splendid view of the surrounding hills from the cable car (open all year) on the slopes of the Nevis Range, on the slopes of Aonach Mor, a short drive northeast of the city. You can enjoy a trip to Scotland's cultural past in Mysteryworld in BalIachulish Highland, Glen Coe close.
Fort William is also an ideal starting center for touring. The Corran ferry south of town is only a gateway to the incomparable landscapes Ardnamurchat. Worth exploring the peninsula to its tip (the most westerly point of Great Britain) to see the dramatic landscapes and sea, including several excellent sandy beaches with views to the Isle of Skye. Another option is to join the scenic route known as "The Road to the Isles" (the route to the islands), which runs from Fort William west to Mallaig, passing through Glenfinnan, where a monument stands in the place where Prince Charles Edward Stuart was attended by the Highland clans in the failed uprising of 1745. The impressive viaduct railway GIenfinnan supports Fort William to Mallaig, one of the great railway journeys of the world. Skye and the Small Isles. Skye now has a bridge that joins the mainland, although there is still a ferry service from Mallaig to Armadale in the south of the island. Skye offers some of the most spectacular landforms in Britain, the best known of which are the Cuillin Hills Hills. After the large population of Portree with its wide range of accommodation, entertainment geological rock continues with the Old Man of Storr. The Quiraing, an extraordinary mixture of pinnacles and monoliths hidden corners is another example of the stunning scenery of Skye.
Dunvegan Castle, the seat of the Clan Macleod, is one of the most visited places on the island, while the Skye Museum of Island Life evokes the ancient customs of the peasants and local farmers. In Armadale, the Clan Donald Centre explores the theme of the powerful clan whose leaders were the "Lords of the lsles" (the lords of the islands). The Aros Heritage Centre in Portree is also important to understand the history of Skye, as it recounts the life of the island from 1700 from the point of view of its inhabitants. Also find a wide variety of handmade products of the island, among which are the objects of Skye marble. With a geography very similar to Skye, but on a smaller scale, is Rum, the most spectacular of the Small Isles, including Eigg, Muck and Canna, a group of green islands with small communities that can be reached by boat from Mallaig or Arisaig, ideal for a holiday away from the madding crowd.
miércoles, 5 de mayo de 2010
By the 1960s, Carnaby Street proved popular for followers of both the Mod and hippie styles. Many independent fashion boutiques, and designers such as Mary Quant, Marion Foale and Sally Tuffin,Lord John, Merc, Take Six, and Irvine Sellars were located in Carnaby Street as well as various underground music bars such as the Roaring Twenties in the surrounding streets. With bands such as The Beatles, Small Faces, The Who, and Rolling Stones appearing in the area to work (with the legendary Marquee Club located round the corner in Wardour Street), shop, and socialize, it became one of Swinging London's coolest destination associated with the Swinging Sixties.
The Festival takes place each year in honor of the ancient Vikings monarchs.
Hundreds of people dressed with the time, dress parade through the streets and squares and is exiben in comabates or military training, epic readings, reproductions of craft works of the time
martes, 4 de mayo de 2010
Situated on a volcanic hill in the center of the city, the Castle is the largest tourist attraction in Edinburgh.
The struggles against the Normans, the invasions of the seventeenth century and the battles against the English are recreated in the paintings of the classrooms.
Inside you can see various exhibitions such as the Honours of Scotland, which houses the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Royal Scottish Treasury objects; The Canyon of the Thirteen Hours, which fires every day at that hour, The National Memorial War of Scotland, The Stone of Destiny, stone upon which all monarchs were crowned until the English Scots was abducted in Westminster Abbey in 1296, or the Chapel of Santa Margarita, the oldest part of the fortress dedicated to his memory.
From its summit are some beautiful views of the city.
Edinburgh Castle is open every day of the year, except 25 and 26 December. The schedule is from March to October from 9:30 to 18 hours, and from November to February from 9.30 to 17 hours. The last entry is allowed 45 minutes prior to closing time.
It is a very popular monument, so that in times of high season there are usually over-crowding.
The ticket price is £ 12 (price updated in 2010