The Golden Pool

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755143744
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The Golden Pool from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. Richard Austin Freeman recounts an incredible voyage to North Africa and Ashanti in search of a mine dug by Christians in search of gold. A young Englishman steals a local ritual treasure and his misadventures and dangers faced are retold. Once required reading by the British colonial services in Africa, this is a tale of high adventure.

Tales Of Infidelity And Redemption The Golden Pool

Author: Peta Gentry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478375760
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Tales Of Infidelity And Redemption The Golden Pool from the Author: Peta Gentry. "If 50 Shades of Grey is for women who long to be dominated, then The Golden Pool is for those who long to be loved.""A very real family saga of betrayal and healing; paralleled by a Harry Potterish story. Add large dollops of very real and very explicit sex, an impish sense of humour, and deeply felt emotions and you have one of the best reads of my year.""Three really strong, sexy women; men who know their place (which is to give scrumptious sex with lots and lots of foreplay to their ladies); great storytelling with masses of twists and turns; a really believable (if slightly idealized family); and, in Amy, a beautifully drawn character we can live with from the age of five to her beautifully blooming maturity. What's not to like? Only small criticism; am I the only one to ever get cystitis?"A perfect family. A perfect marriage? Love, infidelity, betrayal - with one especially appalling and destructive consequence. Can the pieces be put back together again? The process of healing and redemption is a long and difficult one with many detours and deviations.Husband and father Nick's powerful tales of the Adventures of Wizard One-Leg, the Great Orc, Ircale, and the two Beautiful Young Princesses provide a counterpoint to the human tragedy surrounding the Pike family.The Golden Pool is the story of Nick, Claire, and their three children - Paul, Ellie and little Amy. It follows the family's journey through chaos and destruction, to rebuilding, redemption, healing, coming of age, with humour and truth.It is the first in a series of novels under the title Tales of Infidelity and Betrayal. The next will be Around the World in 1800 Days.Warning: this novel contains graphic descriptions of sex.

The Golden Pool Abridged Edition Illustrated By G J Ambler

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: Stokowski Press
ISBN: 9781444659337
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The Golden Pool Abridged Edition Illustrated By G J Ambler from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. This early work by Richard Austin Freeman was originally published in 1918 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Golden Pool' is one of Freeman's many works of fiction. The first story featuring his well-known protagonist Dr. Thorndyke - a medico-legal forensic investigator - was published in 1907, and although Freeman's early works were seen as simple homages to his contemporary, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he quickly developed his own style: The 'inverted detective story', in which the identity of the criminal is shown from the beginning, and the story then describes the detective's attempt to solve the mystery.

The Mad Planet

Author: Murray Leinster
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775456552
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The Mad Planet from the Author: Murray Leinster. In the aftermath of massive, large-scale destruction, civilization must begin again. "The Mad Planet" details the halting development of a new society after the planet has been ravaged by environmental damage. The tale focuses on a simple but decent and well-intentioned hero, Burl, who seeks to survive against the odds in this dangerous era.

Swimming In The Steno Pool A Retro Guide To Making It In The Office

Author: Lynn Peril
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393341461
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Swimming In The Steno Pool A Retro Guide To Making It In The Office from the Author: Lynn Peril. Feed your boss’s ego. Dress for success. And don’t let your heels trip you up on the corporate ladder. Millions of women have held the position of secretary, alternately lauded as a breakthrough opportunity and excoriated as dead-end busy work. From the female pioneers who infiltrated Capitol Hill offices during the Civil War to today’s tech-savvy administrative assistants, secretaries have withstood criticism for abandoning their rightful sphere (the home), weathered the dubious advice of secretarial guide- books, taken hits from feminists and antifeminists alike, and demanded the right to resist making coffee—all while making their bosses look good. In Swimming in the Steno Pool, author-secretary Lynn Peril profiles the various incarnations of the secretary, from pliable, sexy mate of the “office husband” to postfeminist executive-in-training, drawing inspiration from a wide range of “femorabilia” and secretarial guidebooks of yesteryear. Featuring an array of fabulous illus- trations promoting office equipment and office girls alike, Peril delivers a feisty, witty celebration of the women who’ve been running the show for decades.

The Man With The Golden Torc

Author: Simon R. Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101212875
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The Man With The Golden Torc from the Author: Simon R. Green. New York Times bestselling author Simon Green introduces a new kind of hero, one who fights the good fight against some very old foes in the first novel in the Secret Histories series. The name’s Bond. Shaman Bond. Actually, that's just his cover. His real name is Eddie Drood, but when your job includes a license to kick supernatural arse on a regular basis, you find your laughs where you can. For centuries, his family has been the secret guardian of Humanity, all that stands between all of you and all of the really nasty things that go bump in the night. As a Drood field agent he wore the golden torc, he killed monsters, and he protected the world. He loved his job. Right up to the point where his own family declared him rogue for no reason. Now, the only people who can help Eddie prove his innocence are the people he used to consider his enemies... From the Paperback edition.

British Mysteries Collection 27 Novels In One Volume Complete Dr Thorndyke Series A Savant S Vendetta The Exploits Of Danby Croker The Golden Pool The Unwilling Adventurer And Many More

Author: R. Austin Freeman
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026852559
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British Mysteries Collection 27 Novels In One Volume Complete Dr Thorndyke Series A Savant S Vendetta The Exploits Of Danby Croker The Golden Pool The Unwilling Adventurer And Many More from the Author: R. Austin Freeman. This carefully crafted ebook: “BRITISH MYSTERIES COLLECTION - 27 Novels in One Volume: Complete Dr. Thorndyke Series, A Savant’s Vendetta, The Exploits of Danby Croker, The Golden Pool, The Unwilling Adventurer and many more” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Richard Austin Freeman (1862-1943) was a British writer of detective stories, mostly featuring the forensic investigator Dr. Thorndyke. He introduced the inverted detective story; a crime fiction in which the commission of the crime is described at the beginning, usually including the identity of the perpetrator, with the story then describing the detective's attempt to solve the mystery. Many of the Dr. Thorndyke stories involve genuine, but often quite arcane, points of scientific knowledge, from areas such as tropical medicine and toxicology. Table of Contents: Dr. Thorndyke Novels The Red Thumb Mark The Eye of Osiris (The Vanishing Man) The Mystery of 31 New Inn A Silent Witness Helen Vardon's Confession The Cat's Eye The Mystery of Angelina Frood The Shadow of the Wolf The D'Arblay Mystery A Certain Dr. Thorndyke As a Thief in the Night Mr. Pottermack's Oversight Pontifex, Son and Thorndyke When Rogues Fall Out (Dr. Thorndyke's Discovery) Dr. Thorndyke Intervenes For the Defence: Dr. Thorndyke The Penrose Mystery Felo De Se? (Death at the Inn) The Stoneware Monkey Mr. Polton Explains The Jacob Street Mystery (The Unconscious Witness) Other Novels The Golden Pool: A Story of a Forgotten Mine The Unwilling Adventurer The Uttermost Farthing (A Savant’s Vendetta) The Exploits of Danby Croker The Surprising Experiences of Mr. Shuttlebury Cobb Flighty Phyllis

The Dragon Pool

Author: Christopher Golden
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416553892
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The Dragon Pool from the Author: Christopher Golden. Hellboy, a bloodred, cloven-hoofed demon raised by the United States government, is a top field agent for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. He questions the unknown -- then beats it into submission. In the upper reaches of the Himalayas, Hellboy's ex-girlfriend, archaeologist Anastasia Bransfield, believes she has found the location of the legendary "Dragon King Pool" -- thought to be the ancient dwelling of an evil dragon who inflicted horrific devastation on the land and its people. Every year the villagers would sacrifice a child to placate the beast, until one day an unlikely hero fought the dragon and won, bringing peace and prosperity to the land. But Anastasia's triumph at her discovery is short-lived. Soon unearthly creatures are seen lurking around the dig site, someone is sabotaging the excavation with dire results, and the young daughter of one of the dig leaders goes missing. It looks like a job for Hellboy -- but his toughest challenge might be putting his past with Anastasia behind him....

China To Me

Author: Emily Hahn
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497619327
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China To Me from the Author: Emily Hahn. A candid, rollicking literary travelogue from a pioneering New Yorker writer, an intrepid heroine who documented China in the years before World War II. Deemed scandalous at the time of its publication in 1944, Emily Hahn’s now classic memoir of her years in China remains remarkable for her insights into a tumultuous period and her frankness about her personal exploits. A proud feminist and fearless traveler, she set out for China in 1935 and stayed through the early years of the Second Sino-Japanese War, wandering, carousing, living, loving—and writing. Many of the pieces in China to Me were first published as the work of a roving reporter in the New Yorker. All are shot through with riveting and humanizing detail. During her travels from Nanjing to Shanghai, Chongqing, and Hong Kong, where she lived until the Japanese invasion in 1941, Hahn embarks upon an affair with lauded Chinese poet Shao Xunmei; gets a pet gibbon and names him Mr. Mills; establishes a close bond with the women who would become the subjects of her bestselling book The Soong Sisters; battles an acquired addiction to opium; and has a child with Charles Boxer, a married British intelligence officer. In this unflinching glimpse of a vanished world, Hahn examines not so much the thorny complications of political blocs and party conflict, but the ordinary—or extraordinary—people caught up in the swells of history. At heart, China to Me is a self-portrait of a fascinating woman ahead of her time.