A Different Kind of Love

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591975

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 9980

A soldier’s love of regiment; a nurse’s devotion to humanity... the final instalment of Sheelagh Kelly’s unforgettable Kilmaster trilogy The Great War is at its height, and while Probyn Kilmaster is proud to pass on his expertise to the raw recruits bound for France, he is unprepared for the carnage which he must lead them into. Meanwhile in the Yorkshire pit village of Denaby Main, his wife, Grace, contends with bringing up their children alone. Armistice comes, but so does fresh tragedy, and for the young Kilmasters their father’s well-meaning attempt to keep the family together leads instead to cruelty and oppression... Can they find redemption? Perfect for readers of Rosie Goodwin, Emma Hornby and Lesley Pearse, A Different Kind of Love is an emotional and unputdownable finale to the Kilmaster trilogy.
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A Sense of Duty

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591959

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 6158

There’s a high price to pay for happiness... The first in an extraordinary saga trilogy from bestseller Sheelagh Kelly While her brothers and sisters resign themselves to a life of drudgery, Katherine ‘Kit’ Kilmaster yearns for better things. When she is tempted into dangerous situations with young men above her station, the family are scandalized. Kit revels in London Society, until an unexpected consequence of her free-and-easy lifestyle stops her in her tracks. Thrust back into village life, Kit falls prey to malicious gossip. Overwhelmed, she finally heeds her family’s advice and is almost destroyed. But then a chance encounter promises to deliver the husband and children she has always wanted – provided her shameful secret is not revealed... Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin, Anne Baker and Elizabeth Gill, this is an unforgettably moving saga of love, tragedy and hope.
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Family of the Empire

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591967

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 5419

The second volume of bestselling author Sheelagh Kelly’s acclaimed Yorkshire trilogy Probyn Kilmaster wants more out of life than to follow his father down the pit. He has always admired his convention-defying Aunt Kit and, inspired by her, runs away to join the army. On his first foreign posting he meets an older woman who persuades him to have an unofficial wedding ceremony. But the relationship is a disaster and soon Probyn yearns for escape. Narrowly avoiding court martial, he returns to England and makes peace with his family. But when he marries the young, inexperienced Agnes his family is horrified because she is Catholic. But Probyn stands by his decision and finds happiness – until the ‘wife’ from his youth turns up and throws his world into turmoil... Perfect for readers of Rosie Goodwin, Dilly Court and Maggie Hope.
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For My Brother's Sins

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591207

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7906

The second in the bestselling Feeney Family sagas. How one treacherous act can turn a brother’s love into murderous rage... Summer, 1867: a sudden change in fortune promises to save the Feeneys from their life of poverty. But what will save the Feeney family from itself? Patrick and Thomasin Feeney and their children, Erin, Richard and Sonny, each have different dreams – and as these dreams grow the old bonds between them begin to break. Husband and wife, father and son, brother and brother are all in conflict. But it is Richard, as dishonest and selfish as he is handsome and charming, whose final betrayal threatens everything... An unputdownable and emotionally moving saga for fans of Annie Murray, Maggie Ford and Anna Jacobs.
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A Long Way From Heaven

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591193

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 3225

The first in the unputdownable and heartbreaking Feeney Family sagas, perfect for readers of Val Wood, Nadine Dorries or Rosie Goodwin One fateful morning in August 1846, Patrick Feeney surveys his ruined potato crop and despairs. With a delicate wife and their unborn child, he has no choice but to leave Ireland and set out for England in search of work. But from the moment Patrick and Mary set foot in Liverpool, they are beset by new trials. After moving to York, they are forced to settle in the nightmarish slums of Walmgate. Yet the very poverty and hopelessness of their surroundings binds the small community together. Only stubborn determination survive tragedy can win them hopes of a better life.... Peopled with rich and colourful characters, A Long Way From Heaven is a fresh, unpredictable saga of passion, struggle and humour. ‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’ Irish Independent
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Erin's Child

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591215

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4705

Family ties have united the Feeneys through famine and poverty, but can they withstand success? It is 1875 and the Feeneys have left the squalor of York’s slums behind them. Yet all is not well. Patrick remains a man of simple tastes, increasingly out of touch with Thomasin’s ambition to expand her business empire still further across Yorkshire. After losing their son, the Feeneys’ hopes for the family’s future now lie with their grandchildren. There is Rosanne, set to follow a rebel lover down a star-crossed road, and Erin’s daughter Belle, gifted and headstrong but born with a disability. But what happens next will test them all. Erin’s Child is the third book in the Feeney Family Sagas. Packed with humour, life and drama, it is an unputdownable account of one family’s struggle to survive. ‘A fine romance in Sheelagh Kelly’s popular series’ Yorkshire Evening Post
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Too Much Trouble

A Very Oral History of Danko Jones

Author: Stuart Berman

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770903402

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 6923

More than just a history of Danko Jones, this book is an exploration of the rigid politics that govern both underground and mainstream music and how a band can succeed without pandering to either. Danko Jones may be a straightforward rock band, but their story is anything but. They're a band that has roots in many different music communities--the North American indie rock scene, the Scandinavian garage rock scene, and the European metal scene--but belong to none of them. They've toured with both Blonde Redhead and Nickelback and can attract intense fandom in one part of the world while being rejected in their home country. "Too Much Trouble" follows a 15-year saga that goes from college radio DJ booths to corporate boardrooms and from dingy after-hours bars to the biggest festival stages in Europe. It's a must-have for fans of Danko Jones or anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at how both the mainstream and underground music industries work.
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Dickie

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591223

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7728

The family can’t escape their past in the unforgettable conclusion of the Feeney sagas Richard Feeney’s family believed him dead. Instead, in 1874, Dickie secretly fled to America, where he prospered for 26 years. But now he’s back. Recriminations are soon forgotten as the family reunites. But the past has a way of catching up with you, and of catching you out. Dickie has left a trail of chaos, and his long-suffering wife and family are burdened by the consequences. When the Yorkshire Insurance Company learn that Dickie has resurfaced, he must face trial and possible imprisonment. Meanwhile, the police reopen their files on an unsolved double murder... From the author of A Long Way from Heaven this is an enthralling read for fans of Anna Jacobs and Kitty Neale. ‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’ Sunderland Echo
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A Complicated Woman

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630769

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 555

The warm-hearted and much-loved sequel to Shoddy Prince After twenty-two years’ estrangement, Bright Maguire and Nat Prince are joyously reunited and plan to start a new life in Australia. Their daughter Oriel isn’t thrilled by the return of her long-absent father, but can she put aside her feelings and accompany them? After the horrors of the Great War, Oriel is one of the ‘Bright Young Things’ eager to cast aside restrictions of the bygone era. Her charitable traits act as a magnet for those who would take advantage, propelling her to the brink of tragedy... From the bestselling author of the Feeney sagas, A Complicated Woman will enchant fans of Rosie Goodwin, Maggie Hope and Val Wood. Praise for Sheelagh Kelly: ‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’ Irish Independent ‘The tough, sparky characters of Catherine Cookson, and the same sharp sense of destiny, place and time’ Reay Tannahill ‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’ Sunderland Echo
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My Father, My Son

The Epic and Emotional Saga

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591940

Category: Fiction

Page: 580

View: 5490

A magnificent story of love and war for all who enjoy Catherine Cookson He survived the carnage of war. But it was bitter conflict on the home front that tore his life apart... After a year of fighting in the Boer War, Corporal Russ Hazelwood – missing his wife and tired of long, passionless nights – seeks solace in the arms of an African woman. Only his friend Jack Daw knows of the relationship and the son born of it. Returning to York, he builds a successful career in business and raises six daughters and a son with his wife Rachel. But when his former comrade branches into local politics, rivalry breeds betrayal. Suddenly the past comes back to haunt Russ, shattering bonds between husband and wife, father and son. Then comes the most dreadful war of all. But when it is over, the greatest battle has still to be won...
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An Unsuitable Mother

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007287291

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 9298

A memorable saga from one of the best-loved writers of the genre. Sheelagh Kelly gives us the pain and determination of the people of York during the Second World War.
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Shoddy Prince

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630750

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 6302

A captivating tale of love that cannot be denied set in the tumultuous lead-up to the First World War Bright Maguire – poor, beautiful and kind – is the youngest member of a large Irish clan. Nat Prince is the illegitimate son of a prostitute, growing up on poverty-stricken streets. When Bright brings Nat into the bosom of her loving family, things look better for the young man. But Nat will risk anything to make his fortune. Ever the opportunist, his colourful adventures take him across the world, while Bright struggles to survive the suffering he has left behind. Although their love is destined never to die, it seems there is a conspiracy to keep Nat and Bright apart... Rich in atmosphere and full of highly memorable characters, Shoddy Prince is a heart-warming saga of love, ruthlessness and courage, perfect for fans of Anna Jacobs, Rosie Goodwin and Kitty Neale. Praise for Sheelagh Kelly: ‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’ Irish Independent ‘The tough, sparky characters of Catherine Cookson, and the same sharp sense of destiny, place and time’ Reay Tannahill ‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’ Sunderland Echo
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A Fast Ride Out of Here

Confessions of Rock's Most Dangerous Man

Author: Pete Way,Paul Rees

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1472124332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 3012

'They call me a madman but compared to Pete Way, I'm out of my league.' - Ozzy Osbourne There are rock memoirs and then there is this one. A Fast Ride Out of Here tells a story that is so shocking, so outrageous, so packed with excess and leading to such uproar and tragic consequences as to be almost beyond compare. Put simply, in terms of jaw-dropping incident, self-destruction and all-round craziness, Pete Way's rock'n'roll life makes even Keith Richards's appear routine and Ozzy Osbourne seem positively mild-mannered in comparison. Not for nothing did Nikki Sixx, bassist with LA shock-rockers Motley Crue and who 'died' for eight minutes following a heroin overdose in 1988, consider that he was a disciple of and apprenticed to Way. During a forty-year career as founding member and bassist of the venerated British hard rock band UFO, and which has also included a stint in his hell-raising buddy Ozzy's band, Pete Way has both scaled giddy heights and plunged to unfathomable lows. A heroin addict for more than ten years, he blew millions on drugs and booze and left behind him a trail of chaos and carnage. The human cost of this runs to six marriages, four divorces, a pair of estranged daughters and two dead ex-wives. Latterly, Way has fought cancer, but has survived it all and is now ready to tell his extraordinary tale. By turns hilarious, heart-rending, mordant, scabrous, self-lacerating, brutally honest and entirely compulsive, A Fast Ride Out of Here will be a monument to rock'n'roll debauchery on an epic, unparalleled scale and also to one man's sheer indestructability.
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Snow Fence Road

Author: Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934912546

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 8816

A village on the coast of Maine holds painful secrets- the kind only the miracle of new love can heal. Tormented by her fiance's death, Tess Johansen escapes to the only place that can still comfort her-the Spinnaker Inn in coastal Maine. Here in this place by the sea she feels close enough to the man she lost to numb the pain, if not the guilt. For local craftsman, Evan Marston, the ramshackle inn serves only as a grim reminder of the accident that shattered his life and killed the woman he once loved. But while the Spinnaker's walls may hold guilt and grief and suspicion, they might also house a bright new spark. Drawn together by a love they never expected, Tess and Evan begin to unravel the mysteries of their pasts and question the miracle at work in their wounded hearts-until one fateful evening along a snow fence road ...
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Geek Sublime

The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty

Author: Vikram Chandra

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555973264

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5472

The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of writing code? Exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the machismo of tech geeks, the omnipresence of an "Indian Mafia" in Silicon Valley, and the writings of the eleventh-century Kashmiri thinker Abhinavagupta, Geek Sublime is both an idiosyncratic history of coding and a fascinating meditation on the writer's art. Part literary essay, part technology story, and part memoir, it is an engrossing, original, and heady book of sweeping ideas.
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The Name of this Book Is Secret

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316039925

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1320

Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.
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Room Full of Mirrors

A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

Author: Charles R. Cross

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401382819

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 4809

Now in paperback, the national bestselling biography of American musical icon Jimi Hendrix It has been more than thirty-five years since Jimi Hendrix died, but his music and spirit are still very much alive for his fans everywhere. Charles R. Cross vividly recounts the life of Hendrix, from his difficult childhood and adolescence in Seattle through his incredible rise to celebrity in London's swinging sixties. It is the story of an outrageous life--with legendary tales of sex, drugs, and excess--while it also reveals a man who struggled to accept his role as idol and who privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had. Using never-before-seen documents and private letters, and based on hundreds of interviews with those who knew Hendrix--many of whom had never before agreed to be interviewed--Room Full of Mirrors unlocks the vast mystery of one of music's most enduring legends.
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The Water Gypsy

Author: Kay R Seeley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993339400

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 6016

When Tilly Thompson, a girl from the canal, is caught stealing a pie from the terrace of The Imperial Hotel, Athelstone, the intervention of Captain Charles Thackery, saves her from prison. With the Captain Tilly glimpses life away from the poverty and hardships of the waterways but his favour stirs up jealousy and hatred among the hotel staff, especially Freddie, the stable boy who harbours desires of his own. Freddie's pursuit leads Tilly into far greater danger than she could ever have imagined. Tilly battles prejudice, persecution and the hypocrisy of Victorian Society as she tries to leave her past behind and find true happiness. This is a story of love and loss, steadfastness, passion, injustice and ultimate redemption.
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Emma's War

(Emma Trilogy 2)

Author: Rosie Clarke

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177138

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1514

All she wanted was her husband to come home... Newly married to the caring RAF pilot Jonathan Reece, Emma thinks that life couldn’t be better. But her happiness is short-lived: within months, Jon’s plane is shot down over France and he is declared missing, presumed dead. Alone and with two children to care for, Emma’s first thought is how to support her family. But when she makes a new friend in the American businessman Jack Harvey, she is faced with a difficult decision. Should she take a last chance at happiness? The second book in the ‘Emma’ trilogy – a warm, nostalgic saga, perfect for fans of Katie Flynn (Note: previously published as The Bonds That Break by Linda Sole)
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The Colours of Love

Author: Rita Bradshaw

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447271564

Category: Fiction

Page: 483

View: 1083

Set in the tumultous times of World War II, The Colours of Love by Rita Bradshaw is a story of a capable and resourceful woman who proves that nothing is stronger than a mother's love. Can love survive when all is lost? England is at war, but nothing can dim land girl Esther Wynford's happiness at marrying the love of her life –fighter pilot Monty Grant. Their short honeymoon results in a baby, but on the birth of her daughter, Joy, Esther's world falls apart. Esther's dying mother confesses to a dark secret that she has kept to herself for twenty years: Esther is not her natural daughter but the result of an exchange of babies after her own child was stillborn. Esther's real mother was forced to give up her baby to an orphanage by her furious family who were incensed about the unsuitability of their daughter's lover, and Joy's birth makes the reason clear. Harshly rejected by Monty, and with the man Esther believed was her father breathing fire and damnation, she takes her precious baby and leaves everything and everyone she's ever known, determined to fend for herself and her child. But her fight is just beginning . . .
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