After The Victorians

Author: A.N. Wilson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446493008
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After The Victorians from the Author: A.N. Wilson. When this book begins, in the reign of Edward VII, Great Britain commands the mightiest empire the world has ever seen. By the time it ends, with the Coronation of Elizabeth II, Britain has emerged victorious from a world war, but ruined as a world power. How did Britain's power and influence decline? This is one of the questions which A. N. Wilson seeks to answer in his masterly follow-up to The Victorians.

Author: Люсі Монтгомері
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457941760
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from the Author: Люсі Монтгомері. «Енн із Зелених дахів» – один з найвідоміших романів канадської письменниці Люсі Монтгомері (англ. Lucy Montgomery, 1874-1942). *** Марілла і Метью Касберт з Грінгейбла, що на острові Принца Едуарда, вирішують усиновити хлопчика з притулку. Але за непередбаченим збігом обставин до них потрапляє дівчинка Енн Ширлі. Іншими видатними творами Л. Монтгомері є «Історія дівчинки», «Золота дорога», «Енн з острова Принца Едуарда», «Енн і Будинок Мрії» і «Емілі із Молодого місяця». Люсі Монтгомері опублікувала більше ста оповідань в газетах «Кронікл» і «Луна», перш ніж повернулася до свого давнього задуму – до книги про рудоволосу дівчинку та її друзів.

East Wind Coming

Author: Yuichi Hirayama
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1780923813
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East Wind Coming from the Author: Yuichi Hirayama. East meets West as one of the most talented British Sherlockian scholars, John Hall and a Japanese member of the Baker Street Irregulars, Hirayama Yuichi argue important Sherlockian questions. One offers the other three questions, and the other answers them with all their Sherlockian knowledge. They are serious Sherlockian battles between an English Knight and Japanese samurai! This volume also includes Hirayama's Sherlockian papers published in The Musgraves, The Baker Street Journal, The Canadian Holmes and The Shoso-in Bulletin.

Saturn S Return To New York

Author: Sara Gran
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 1569479240
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Saturn S Return To New York from the Author: Sara Gran. When Mary Forrest receives the gift of an astrological reading for her birthday, she doesn't expect it to be the harbinger of her life's imminent upheaval. This is Mary's Saturn Return year, her twenty-ninth; the year that the planet Saturn returns to exact spot it was in when she was born. It presages a time of change, change that Mary is unprepared for. She must overcome intimacy and abandonment issues, resurrect her relationship with her ailing mother, and learn to trust the man that she loves.

A Woman S World

Author: Edith Clara Summerskill (Baroness Summerskill)
Publisher: London : Heinemann
ISBN:
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A Woman S World from the Author: Edith Clara Summerskill (Baroness Summerskill).

Kadian Journal

Author: Thomas Harding
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448185955
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Kadian Journal from the Author: Thomas Harding. In July 2012 Thomas Harding’s fourteen-year-old son Kadian was killed in a bicycle accident. Shortly afterwards Thomas began to write. This book is the result. Beginning on the day of Kadian’s death, and continuing to the one-year anniversary, and beyond, Kadian Journal is at once a record of grief, a moving tribute to a lost son, and a celebration of a life lived to its fullest.

2500 Strand

Author: C. Scott Littleton
Publisher:
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2500 Strand from the Author: C. Scott Littleton. C. Scott Littleton's memoir of growing up in Hermosa Beach, California offers a unique and intimate portrait of life on the beach during World War II. 2500 Strand focuses on the years the Littleton clan occupied the beach front property of 2500 Strand. This touching personal history elucidates how one American boy saw the events of a world in peril: from the news of France's capitulation to Germany in 1940, to the tumultuous years in the wake of Pearl Harbor, the underlying war hysteria of Japanese internment camps and nightly air raid drills, and a first-hand account of the famous and unexplained "Battle of Los Angeles." With his typical scholarly insight, attention to detail, and deep love of history, Littleton's memories are unforgettable.

Stuff

Author: Martin Rowson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409059146
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Stuff from the Author: Martin Rowson. One afternoon in the autumn of 2004, in Palermo, Martin Rowson had a dream about his parents' house, just a few months after two of them had died. They'd left the house, where Rowson had grown up in the 1960s and 70s, crammed with tons and tons of stuff, both physical and emotional, and in Stuff Martin Rowson weaves together dreams, memories, family anecdotes and gossip, jokes, parental advice, history, smells, sounds and sights to recreate their lives, their times and his, and the lives of his other parents, the one who died when he was ten, the one he didn't know who died when he was in his thirties, and the last one, who maybe never existed at all. Travelling between a north London suburb in the 1960s still stuck in the 1950s, his grandmother's house in 1960s Blackpool, stuck in the 1920s, via Watford, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Ohio, his school, hospitals, funeral practices, rock music, the colours and smells of his childhood, single parenthood, God, adoption, names and the medical profession, Stuff is part memoir, part reminiscence, but mostly a funny, thought-provoking and ultimately moving meditation on families, life, love, disease, death, grief and memory and the existentialist horrors of clearing out the attic. Martin Rowson is already a celebrated and award-winning cartoonist. His first novel Snatches was published last year to huge acclaim. Stuff will establish him as one of the most talented writers of his generation.

Dreams And Realities

Author: Mildred Santiago-Vélez
Publisher: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458212769
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Dreams And Realities from the Author: Mildred Santiago-Vélez. Like many young girls growing up in the 1950s, author Mildred Santiago-Vélez dreamed of a perfect life with the perfect husband and perfect children. But reality interrupted those dreams and caused her to face a tragedy she had never imagined. In Dreams and Realities, she narrates her story and the devastating events that marked and changed her life--a life that centers on love, loss, and resiliency. In this memoir, Mildred tells about her family life in Brooklyn, New York, where she was born, and of living most of her adult life in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Dreams and Realities shares how Mildred did find a perfect husband and thought she had the perfect children. But she soon discovered that her precious Yvonne, Maritza, and Eddie Jr. were afflicted with a rare type of muscle disease that caused them to die in infancy. Her dream was shattered. A story of joy, dreams, disappointments, pain, and grief, Dreams and Realities describes how these heartbreaking events changed Mildred, and it recounts the choices she made to overcome her adverse circumstances to become a testimony to the power of love and faith.