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Karen Farrington

Autor(a) de The History of Religion

75 Works 1,178 Membros 3 Reviews

About the Author

Karen Farrington is a former journalist who has contributed to numerous publications on military history. She has also written extensively on assassinations, natural disasters, & religion. Ms. Farrington's most recent works include "The Hamlyn Book of Torture & Punishment," "Witness to World War mostrar mais II," & "Shipwrecks." (Bowker Author Biography) Karen Farrington is an author and former journalist whose most recent works include books on assassinations, religion, crime and punishment, and the supernatural. She lives in England. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Karen Farrington

The History of Religion (1998) 97 cópias
Handbook of World War II (1900) 92 cópias
Ireland (1997) 62 cópias
Maximum Security (1855) 32 cópias
Human Skeleton (Build Your Own) (1996) — Autor — 31 cópias
Shipwrecks (1999) 22 cópias
Witness to World War II (1995) 18 cópias
This Is Nicotine (Addiction) (2002) 16 cópias
Oils and Vinegars (1999) 16 cópias
Faberge (1999) 15 cópias
Victory in the Pacific (2005) 15 cópias
Herbs and Spices (1999) 13 cópias
Rome (2000) 11 cópias
Fated Destiny (1994) 6 cópias
Feng Shui:Practical Gt Heal (2000) 5 cópias
Hamlyn History of Religion (1998) 4 cópias
Shadows of World War II (1995) 3 cópias
St. Patrick's Day (1998) 3 cópias
THE SOLDIER'S WAR (1995) 3 cópias
Countdown to Victory (1995) 3 cópias
3-D Masks: Dinosaurs (1996) 2 cópias
3-D Masks: Insects (1995) 2 cópias
The Law of the Office (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Battle for Victory (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
My Baby Book 1 exemplar(es)
Le monde sous-marin (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Weltreligionen (2000) 1 exemplar(es)
Atlas historique du monde biblique (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Make Your Own Pirate Ship (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Battle for the Skies (1995) 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Pequena biografia
KAREN FARRINGTON is an ex-Fleet Street journalist who worked for several years at London’s Old Bailey. She became a fulltime author in 1987 and has contributed to numerous publications on military history. Her published works include, ‘Witness to World War II’, ‘The History of Religion’ and ‘Natural Disasters’.



This book is not just an atlas. The author tries to convey the essential character of each religion. She acknowledges in the Introduction that religion has been used as “the ultimate tool to power” but throughout the book reflects her bias that “Today’s mainstream religions are demonstrably forces for good; teaching mutual love, respect protection fo the weak, and a moral code for life.” To this cynic and reader of history, nothing seems further from the truth.

Nevertheless, the book has some value for anyone looking for a “quick and dirty” explanation of different religions - both mainstream and those more of the “cult” variety. It has a lovely selection of color photos and maps. Readers should, however, take the text with a grain of salt - or just read twitter for a view of how religion is actually used, a good (and sorry) reflection of how it has always been used.

The book is organized by region, beginning with the Middle East, and moving on to North America, Central and South America, Africa Europe, Asia, and Australasia.
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nbmars | Dec 7, 2020 |
If you think you know all there is to know about everything Harry Potter then think again. This one's literally chockful of all manner of facts, statistics and random thoughts that'll send your head spinning. I therefore caution the reader to not plough through this reference book in one sitting. But then if you're aiming to answer one of the many varied Harry Potter quizzes and games floating online, then you got yourself covered.

My personal favorite trivia covered were:
~ The different departments under the Ministry of Magic
~ Witch Dates (coinciding with Muggle historical events)
~ Wizard Holiday Destinations
~ Hogwarts versus Middle-Earth
~ Harry Potter film blunders
~ Error Terror (possible or intentional errors on Rowling's part?)
~ Truth and Lies
~ Magic Mentors (Dumbledore versus Gandalf)
~ Non-Starters (imaginative book titles for the Harry Potter book series which Rowling herself came up with)
~ Harry Potter's Broken Records
~ Runes illustration contained in the book's Divination Classes entry
~ Cast of Characters (in alphabetical order; but no inclusion of new names included in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
~ Acting Up (the who's who of actors and actresses in the Harry Potter films)
~ Wizard Transport
~ Harry Potter Gazeeter

Overall a good compilation of anything related with Harry Potter but it could've been greatly improved if the writers/compilers of facts have waited for the publication release of the last book in the series. There are some entries which tried too hard to bridge the gap of a relationship between magic and science and may prove boring to some.

After reading this book, I couldn't help but yearn for a pensieve myself, since I never realized how much I still don't know about the magical world created by Rowling (and her influences), and now I got a dose too much.

Book Details:

Title The Potter Pensieve: Trivial Delights from the World of Harry Potter
Author Karen Farrington and Lewis Constable
Reviewed By Purplycookie
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purplycookie | Apr 12, 2009 |
A tabloid-y kind of book, lavishly illustrated with woodcuts, paintings, drawings and photographs of all kinds of pain, death and dismemberment. It fails to go into the reasons behind the gruesome punishments, and I saw a few inaccuracies. Best suited for the true gore junkie.
meggyweg | Mar 6, 2009 |
Earl_Dunn | Oct 22, 2006 |

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