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Broken Homes (Rivers of London, Book 4) by Ben Aaronovitch

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By Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch has stormed the bestseller checklist together with his amazing London crime sequence. a different mix of police procedural, loving aspect in regards to the maximum personality of all, London, and a splash of the supernatural.
A mutilated physique in Crawley. one other killer at the unfastened. The leading suspect is one Robert Weil; an affiliate of the twisted magician referred to as the Faceless guy? or simply a typical or backyard serial killer?
Before computer Peter provide can get his head around the case a city planner going lower than a tube teach and a stolen grimoire are including to his case-load.
So a ways so London.
But then Peter will get notice of anything very ordinary occurring in Elephant and chateau, on an housing property designed by way of a nutter, equipped via charlatans and inhabited by way of the actually determined.
Is there a connection? And if there's, why oh why did it need to be South of the River?
Full of heat, sly humour and a wealthy cornucopia of items you by no means knew approximately London, Aaronovitch's sequence has speedily additional Grant's magical London to Rebus' Edinburgh and Morse's Oxford as a vacation spot of selection in the event you love their crime with anything a bit extra.

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Nat pwes (various through the year) At gatherings such as the Brother Lords Festival in Taungbyon, music, dance, inebriation, and gambling are part of the day’s events as the 37 nat spirits are invoked, worshipped, and petitioned (see pp136–7). Taunggyi Balloon Festival (November) Balloons of all shapes and sizes are exhibited and flown during the day, while ear-splitting explosions rent the night sky over Taunggyi when elaborately decorated giant paper balloons packed with fireworks are let loose over the heads of cheering crowds (see p172).

Shortly after their coronation, to eliminate any potential threat to their rule, the couple oversaw the killing of scores of young royals in a massacre that outraged world opinion. The British called for regime change, but finally it was a dispute over timber taxes on Scottish teak importers that ignited the third, and decisive, Anglo-Burmese war of 1885. This time, the Konbaung king offered no more British soldiers at the Shwedagon Pagoda, First Anglo-Burmese War 1800 1825 1862 Exiled Bahadur Shah Zafar, India’s last Mughal emperor emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar dies in Rangoon 1850 1824 First Anglo- 1826 Treaty of Yandabo 1852 Second 1859 Mindon Burmese War between the British East India Company and the King of Inwa (Ava) Anglo-Burmese War; British seize and expand Rangoon moves capital to Mandalay T H E H I S T O R Y O F M YA N M A R than token resistance to the army that steamed up the Ayeyarwady.

Applying gold leaf Gold leaf is among the favorite donations of Burmese Buddhists. In some famous shrines, it is applied directly by pilgrims. However, only men are allowed to do this. Vipassana Literally “seeing through the veil of ignorance,” Vipassana is a form of meditation aimed at promoting insight and concentration. It had a great revival in Burma in the early 20th century. Merit making Merit (punya in Sanskrit) derives from all good thoughts and actions, and contributes towards a person’s spiritual liberation.

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