A stunning edition of this modern classic of World War One, featuring an introduction by the author and insightful testimonies from soldiers. Told in the voice of Private Tommo Peaceful, the story follows twenty-four hours at the front, and captures his memories of his family and his village life – by no means as tranquil as it appeared. Full of vivid detail and engrossing atmosphere, leading to a dramatic and moving conclusion, Private Peaceful is both a compelling love story and a deeply moving account of the First World War.
‘Sri Lanka:The gem of the Indian Ocean’ A New Tourism based brought together by Ifham Raji and Tracey Rich was launched last week. This is the unique product of a meeting of minds and passions for wildlife, photography and the rich tapestry of Sri Lanka.
A unique souvenir travel book–lavishly illustrated and sumptuously written with photographs spanning over a decade of work by both photographers, the book is a wonder of collaboration.
Ifham – a successful gem dealer from the bustling city of Colombo and Tracey Rich a wildlife conservationist, photographer and writer from the countryside surrounding Stonehenge in the United Kingdom, first met photographing elephants in Minneriya National Park some ten years ago.
‘It is a very personal journey through some of the best views of the country both from within and with an outside perspective of a visiting traveler from overseas
Sri Lanka has one of the highest species densities in the world including a number of endemic plants and animals, and unusually large mammals for a moderately sized island. It is one of the best places in the world for seeing and photographing blue whales, sperm whales, leopards, Asian elephants and sloth bears, dubbed Sri Lanka’s “Big Five.” It also has the largest annually recurring “gathering” of wild elephants of anywhere in the word; a truly spectacular event. Further chapters of the book detail wildlife watching opportunities for primates, birds, reptiles, turtles, butterflies, and dragonflies; a description of the parks and reserves by habitat type; and a wildlife watching calendar to help plan a trip. Throughout the book there are extracts from “A Naturalist’s Journal,” which in the form of a first-person commentary take readers to specific habitats in search of the animals to be found there.