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Spotlight On Indie Author Marlies Bugmann
indie author Marlies Bugmann
      

Swiss-born Kiwi, married to an Aussie, living in Tasmania. ~~~~~~ In 1996 I started writing about the Bernese Mountain Dog breed, and not long after, faerie stories came alive on paper. My passion about the rare and threatened Tasmanian fauna and flora inspired a series of six illustrated children’s adventure novels set in picturesque Tasmanian wilderness - coming in 2017. ~~~~~~ In 2004 I began translating the first of Karl May’s Winnetou stories. Four years later, in 2008, I became the first author/translator to have translated and produced the entire unabridged Winnetou trilogy from Karl May’s last authorized version of 1909; it is the first publishing of the unabridged trilogy as a homogeneous work by a single translator in English. In 2006 I published the first English Karl May biography, Savage To Saint: The Karl May Story. In 2014, I completed the translation of every Winnetou story written by Karl May. ~~~~~~ Between 2012 and 2016 I designed, wrote, illustrated and published my own Winnetou ‘fan fiction’ work based on Karl May’s famous characters: Out Of Vandaemonia – Winnetou & Shatterhand in Australia. Its companion features the colour scenes I created for Out Of Vandaemonia; the novel is illustrated with the black-and-white versions. ~~~~~~ My videos to accompany my English Karl May translations are at youtube.com/CoppingHeights.

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Winnetou And The Greenhorn

Winnetou Trilogy Part 1 - pocket book edition: The young German globetrotter travels into the Wild West where he meets a young Apache chief. They have a violent first encounter whereby the young greenhorn is near-fatally wounded.

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Winnetou I - Winnetou Trilogy Volume One

This is the first volume of the most famous books ever written in Europe - the Winnetou trilogy. Best-selling since 1893. During his first journey into the Wild West, a young greenhorn--Karl May, the adventurer--meets a young Apache, called Winnetou, while performing his job as a railroad surveyor in the Wild West. The first encounter is not at all amicable and during a violent Indian attack, the young German is near-fatally wounded. He is taken to the Apache pueblo to be nursed back to health, destined to die by torture at the stake ...

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Complete Winnetou Trilogy

(Direct: karl-may-friends.net - Hard cover format of the combined works Winnetou I, II, and III, including coloured costume photo of 1896 on back of dust jacket, with 'magic' rifle overlayed - Karl May as Old Shatterhand) Precis: ~~February 2013 revision~~ Complete Winnetou Trilogy. The adventures of Old Shatterhand, the young German adventurer, and Winnetou, the young Apache chief. During his first journey into the Wild West, a young greenhorn—Karl May, the adventurer—meets a young Apache, called Winnetou, while performing his job as a railroad surveyor in the Wild West. The first encounter is not at all amicable and during a violent Indian attack, the young German is near-fatally wounded. He is taken to the Apache pueblo to be nursed back to health, destined to die by torture at the stake…

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Faraway Fables

(Direct: karl-may-friends.net) This collection contains three stories of the Wild West with Winnetou, and one story set in South America, where the first person narrator (Karl May) travelled under the nom de guerre of El Rastreador.

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Karl May: Black Mustang (An Adventure With Winnetou)

Winnetou and Old Shatterhand help two cousins find their fortune in the Wild West, and on their ride through the Rocky Mountains save Firwood Camp from Tokvi-Kava's night-time attack.

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Old Surehand (A Winnetou Story)

(Direct: karl-may-friends.net) A Winnetou Story. (Hardcover/dust jacket format of the combined works Old Surehand - Book 1 and Old Surehand - Book 2) Precis: A note from his blood brother Winnetou calls Old Shatterhand to the desolate Llano Estacado. The Comanche are on the warpath and with hundreds of warriors plan to attack Bloody Fox’ secret oasis hideaway in the desert. En route to the desert, Old Surehand joins them and when the cactus trap falls shut behind the enemy Indians, Old Surehand and Apanatshka meet…

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Old Shatterhand & Friends: Karl May Art 2004 - 2014

(Direct: karl-may-friends.net) Full Colour. A pictorial journey through ten years of translating Karl May's novels of the Wild West, and the artistic rendering of his heroes. Each piece of art in this picture book belongs to one of my Karl May translations, and each picture has a story to tell. 2004 to 2014. Celebrating the milestone with a special expose on my cover art and illustrations for Karl May's novels; includes the revitalization of some of Karl May's own artistic costume photos. Note: All interior pages are of landscape orientation.

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Winnetou II - Winnetou Trilogy Volume Two

This is the second volume of the most famous books ever written in Europe - the Winnetou trilogy. Best-selling since 1893. Bizarre circumstances lead Winnetou, Old Shatterhand and their friend Old Death on a ride through the Mapimi desert; this will be the last journey for one of them. Later, when Old Shatterhand rescues a young boy from a disastrous oil fire in New Venango his heroic deed has far-reaching implications. The blood brothers cross paths again in Nebraska where they and Old Firehand must face the cruel white Indian chief Parranoh ...

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The Oil Baron

Winnetou, Old Shatterhand, Hobble-Frank, Aunty Droll, Sam Hawkens and his side-kicks, Will Parker and Dick Stone, guide settlers through the Wild West, and foil the plans of the evil Oil Baron, who intends to defraud an unsuspecting banker with a massive oil swindle.

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Captured at Sea

(Direct: karl-may-friends.net). Winnetou becomes involved in a chase to bring murderers and pirates to justice; the hunt takes the Apache chief to Germany for the first time, on board the sailing vessel 'Swallow'.

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Karl May: The Inca's Legacy (An Adventure In South America)

During an unusual bullfight in Buenos Aires, German zoologist Dr Morgenstern from Jueterbogk and his servant Fritze from Stralau on Lake Rummelsburg make the acquaintance of Father Jaguar. The two German adventurers travel through Argentina to unearth the fossilized remains of dynosaurs but are ambushed and imprisoned by enemy Indians and a group of revolutionaries fighting against the government. Famous Father Jaguar rescues the two travellers; Morgenstern and Fritze join his group of yerbateros for the ride through the Gran Chaco. Along the way, two mysterious Peruvians, Anciano and Haukaropora, join them, as they have the same destination

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Winnetou And Old Shatterhand

Winnetou Trilogy Part 2 - pocket book edition: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand form a blood brotherhood and spend a wonderful time at the Apache pueblo on Rio Pecos, however, gold-hungry villains stalk Winnetou's father and sister--a treacherous deed changes their lives forever. The hunt begins ...

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Winnetou - Book 4 (100th Anniversary Expanded Edition)

(Hardcover/dust jacket format of the single volume Winnetou--Book 4 -100th Anniversary- containing expanded text.) Precis: When Old Shatterhand receives invitation letters to a powwow at Mount Winnetou, he is tempted to think that someone is having some fun at his expense; when shortly thereafter a mysterious American with a nugget as large as a pigeon egg on his fob chain visits him, his mind is made up -- Old Shatterhand travels into the Wild West one last time where, unexpectedly, he unearths a secret that has been waiting to be discovered for thirty years.

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Inn-Nu-Woh To Merhameh

Inn-Nu-Woh, the Sioux chief, saves a young girl from a Bengal tiger; the Afrikander rescues his beloved bride from the Zulu; Anoui, the ehri of Papeete snatches his betrothed from the clutches of the evil missionaries; the Hoei-foei foils a treachery of the tjin-ti-tjung-fu in Burma; a troika carries the romisto and his lover towards a Siberian prison; Pent, uncle Saette and Neete go after the silver thief under the wintry Northern Lights of Lapland, and Merhameh, the merciful, brings peace to eastern Ardistan, a place deep in the Oriental hinterland.

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Winnetou On Hancock Mountain

Winnetou Trilogy Part 6 - pocket book edition: Winnetou, Old Shatterhand and an undercover policeman are on a mission to save both a railroad workers camp and a settlement of German immigrants in the Wild West. But events don't unfold as planned and an enemy bullet finds its mark ...

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From The Rio De La Plata To The Cordilleras - Book 1

Karl May's South America Adventure, Volume 1. - When Charley arrives in Montevideo he receives a visit by a peculiar gentleman. The mystery deepens when he realizes that the man is confusing him with someone else--a VIP in Uruguayan politics. The country is in turmoil and a rebellion is in the making. He comes face to face with Lopez Jordan after having been ambushed and dragged in fetters to the head quarters of the feared rebel leader. Charley faces execution and the situation is becoming very uncomfortable for him and his friends, Frick Turnerstick, the Friesian helmsman, Brother Jaguar, as well as the estanciero and his brother, the yerbatero with his men.

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From The Rio De La Plata To The Cordilleras - Book 2

Karl May's South America Adventure, Volume 2 - After having overpowered Lopez Jordan's army of rebels, Charley and his friends become separated in the Gran Chaco during an attack by a group of hostile Mbocovi. Together with the only remaining comrade, he unlocks the secret of the old desierto and frees his friends from the Isleta del Circulo, a prison island in the middle of a Caiman-infested swamp. Then, once more they pick up the trail of the Peruvian treasures and head into the Bolivian Andes to hunt down the evil el sendador -- the final confrontation at the Pampa de Salinas has yet one more surprise in store for Charley.

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Winnetou And Old Death

Winnetou Trilogy Part 3 - pocket book edition: Winnetou and Old Shatterhand fail to meet at the pre-determined place and time. Old Shatterhand becomes shipwrecked and is forced to return to New York where he takes on an assignment as a private detective that leads him deep into Ku Klux Klan territory ...

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The Phantom of Llano Estacado

(Direct: karl-may-friends.net) Mysterious young Bloody-Fox rides the Llano Estacado to rid the desert of the villainous gang of outlaws who rob and kill travellers. When a phantom appears out of nowhere, the mystery deepens. ~~~ Contains additional section with writings by 'Hobble-Frank'; his description of 'Villa Bearfat', how to make a lasso, his train encounter during his return journey from Zanzibar, and more ...

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Wafters, Frazzlers & Black Unicorns

Wafters, Frazzlers & Black Unicorns is an excursion into the fantastic world of fairies and trolls, frazzlers and wafters, sorcerers and dragons, magical and impossible adventures; Peachblossom is the fairy guardian of a garden in Tasmania, the folklore of which gave the two-headed troll, the fairy’s nemesis, his particular and peculiar morphology; members of Tasmania’s fauna and flora have directly and indirectly supplied the features for creatures like the wafter, the frazzler or the golden bird.

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Winnetou III - Winnetou Trilogy Volume Three

This is the third volume of the most famous books ever written in Europe - the Winnetou trilogy. Best-selling since 1893. Old Shatterhand meets Sans-Ear and they team up to save a train from being derailed and robbed by the treacherous Comanche. When they meet Winnetou unexpectedly, they continue their pursuit of the villains into the Sacramento Valley and the famous goldfields of California, but the ‘deadly dust’ demands a sacrifice. While undertaking a journey into the Rocky Mountains, Old Shatterhand makes the acquaintance of an undercover policeman, Fat Walker. Their trip is cut short when they come upon the burnt-out wreck of another train. Winnetou, Old Shatterhand and their new friend trap the railtroublers, and then embark upon a mercy dash to save what can be saved of Helldorf settlement. However, they are too late—when Winnetou and Old Shatterhand descend into the crater on Hancock Mountain to free the captive settlers, disaster strikes. Then, Old Shatterhand returns to Nugget-tsil...

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Swiss Tradition In Black & White

The Bernese Mountain Dog is one of the most eye-catching dog breeds; Swiss Tradition In Black & White provides history, purpose and care for a dog resurected from obscurity at the dawn of the twentieth century--it also highlights the challenges this dog faces at the dawn of the new millenium.

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"Holy Night!"

(Direct: karl-may-friends.net) Winnetou Story. Old Shatterhand and his blood brother Winnetou, the Apache chief, are on the trail of robbers who have stolen an entire trunk full of gold nuggets. After rescuing Carpio, Shatterhand’s old school friend in the wintry Rocky Mountains, they find shelter in a Pa-Ware, the extraordinary geological feature that becomes the stage for a life-changing experience with a grizzly bear.

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Birds In Tasmania

Birds In Tasmania is a photographic glimpse into the colourful bird life on a remote, exotic island - Tasmania. ~~ Ships from Melbourne for Australian orders. Photography by David Irwin, published by Marlies Bugmann.

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From The Rio De La Plata To The Cordilleras

(Hardcover/dust jacket format of the combined volumes 1 and 2.) From The Rio De La Plata To The Cordilleras. When Charley arrives in Montevideo he receives a visit by a peculiar gentleman. The country is in turmoil and a rebellion is in the making. He comes face to face with Lopez Jordan after having been ambushed and dragged in fetters to the head quarters of the feared usurper. Charley faces execution but outsmarts Lopez Jordan's army of rebels. Later, he and his friends become separated in the Gran Chaco during an attack by a group of hostile Mbocovi. Together with the only remaining comrade, he unlocks the secret of the old desierto and frees his friends from the Isleta del Circulo, a prison island in the middle of an alligator-infested swamp. Then, once more they pick up the trail of the Peruvian treasures and head into the Bolivian Andes to hunt down the evil el sendador - the final confrontation at the Pampa de Salinas has yet one more surprise in store for Charley.

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Winnetou And Old Firehand

Winnetou Trilogy Part 4 - pocket book edition: Old Shatterhand is riding into the Wild West once again to meet his blood brother, Winnetou. Along the way he saves a young boy from a disastrous oil fire in New Venango canyon. Little does he know the implications of his heroic deed ...

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Old Shatterhand-Genesis; A Winnetou Story Collection

(Direct: karl-may-friends.net) How did Old Shatterhand receive his famous name? How did the young adventurer really meet Winnetou? Who is Ellen? What do Bill Hawkens and Big Sam have in common? When did ‘Sharlih’ set foot on American soil for the first time? Old Shatterhand—Genesis combines several crucial early Wild West stories, which formed the nucleus of Karl May’s later novels, the famous ‘green books’, in a fresh and entertaining translation. Old Shatterhand—Genesis presents a collection of important early Winnetou stories that have contributed to the development of the Apache’s character, and at the same time depict the young German adventurer’s own ‘coming of age’ in the Wild West. Old Shatterhand—Genesis offers a unique glimpse into how the writer Karl May constructed and developed his fictional life in the Wild West.

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Winnetou - Book 4 (100th Anniversary)

When Old Shatterhand receives invitation letters to a powwow at Mount Winnetou, he is tempted to think that someone is having some fun at his expense; when shortly thereafter a mysterious American with a nugget as large as a pigeon egg on his fob chain visits him, his mind is made up -- Old Shatterhand travels into the Wild West one last time where, unexpectedly, he unearths a secret that has been waiting to be discovered for thirty years.

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Winnetou And Sans-Ear

Winnetou Trilogy Part 5 - pocket book edition: After the disastrous battle in Old Firehand's fortress, the blood brothers were forced to, once again, part company, not knowing for how long this time. When Old Shatterhand meets Sans-Ear, an old Westerner, they foil the plans of a bunch of outlaws to attack the train from the California goldfields. When they are joined by Winnetou, their quest takes them into the Sacramento Valley ...

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Out Of Vandaemonia - Winnetou & Shatterhand in Australia

OUT OF VANDAEMONIA - Lulu.com ID 20036155. When Hobble-Frank goes missing in the Australian Outback, Winnetou and Old Shatterhand embark upon an epic journey to the center of the red desert to rescue their old friend. ~ This novel contains the black and white versions of the chapter illustrations (plates). The companion to the novel features the colour versions to all chapter plates. Also, individual colour prints are available on www.tasmanianartist.com.

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My Sketch Book

My Sketch Book has no other purpose than to simply 'be'. All art within has been created between 1999 and 2010, which was a very turbulent, but also creative decade for me. My Sketch Book contains only a small fraction of my work, but some of my very favourite subjects - horses and birds.

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Noldi Mister Capricorn

Guetnachtgschichtli us Auschtralie zum Vorlaese. Schwizerduetsch - Swiss Dialect.

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Old Surehand - Book 1 (A Winnetou Story)

A Winnetou Story. Winnetou, Old Shatterhand and their mysterious new friend Old Surehand are on a desperate mission into the Llano Estacado to defend Bloody Fox and his oasis hideaway against an attack by enemy Comanche.

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The Joys And Agonies Of Being Karl May

A day in the life of Old Shatterhand aka Kara ben Nemsi aka Karl May, a story of the Wild West, and a story of the Orient.

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My Sketch Book II

My Sketch Book 2 has no other purpose than to simply 'be'. All art within has been created between 1995 and 2010. The content of My Sketch Book 2 represents but a small fraction of my work; it features a large number of illustrations I have created for other authors' books.

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Old Surehand - Book 2 (A Winnetou Story)

A Winnetou Story. The mystery surrounding Old Surehand and Apanatshka deepens. Old Shatterhand and Winnetou head a group in pursuit of dangerous villains to Devils Head, where the so-called general is unmasked.

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The Bear Hunter's Son

(Direct: karl-may-friends.net) Winnetou, Old Shatterhand, Fat Jemmy, Long Davy, as well as Martin, the Bear Hunter's Son, and Wohkadeh, a young Mandan warrior, ride into the Yellowstone National Park to save the Bear Hunter from the clutches of a group of vengeful Sioux.

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The Travels of Winnetou & Shatterhand (Satan & Jsharioth)

(Direct: karl-may-friends.net) This is the first-ever publishing of Karl May’s novel 'Satan und Jsharioth' in its originally intended two-part format (May wrote it as a two-part work; it was published as a trilogy). 'The Travels of Winnetou & Shatterhand' contains an abstract reconstruction of the lost romance; the two parts are titled 'The Rock Fortress' and 'Krueger Bey, Ruler of Multitudes'. 'Satan und Jsharioth' was Karl May’s first Wild West travel fiction work that spanned more than one volume. It is also the only work that combines a story of the Wild West with a story of the Orient, incorporating both of his guises as Old Shatterhand and Kara ben Nemsi. It features the Apache chief Winnetou in the Orient. ~ A Hunt for Three Evil Men ~ A Lost Romance ~ A Treacherous Temptress ~ A Stolen Fortune.

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Savage To Saint: The Karl May Story

2016 edition of first English biography of Karl Friedrich May; EAN 5800115753823, Lulu.com ID 18655619 - Biography of Karl May with emphasis on his Wild West adventures, focus on Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, and work interpretation based on the more than 100-year-long Winnetou best-seller. 2016 edition reflects the results of the 2014 autopsy on Karl May's remains.

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The Treasure In Silver-Lake

(Direct: karl-may-friends.net) Old Firehand, Aunty Droll, Black Tom and the engineer Butler head west on the Arkansas paddle steamer; Winnetou joins them at Eagle Tail where he and his friends foil the outlaws' planned attack on the railroad; Old Shatterhand is riding towards the Elk Mountains when he is captured by the Utah; but he escapes and meets his old friends again. The blood brothers Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, in the company of the other famous Westerners, then continue their journey and head up into the higher altitudes of the Rocky Mountains towards the mystical Silver-Lake ... and its treasure. ~~~ Contains details of Old Shatterhand's 'magic' rifle, and the 'location' of Silver-Lake. Chapter 'Research' made available under Creative Commons conditions.

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