Miss Appleby's Academy

The Bestselling Emotionally Gripping Saga

Author: Elizabeth Gill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780878486

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8976

The bestselling emotional saga set in County Durham. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Maggie Hope and Nadine Dorries. Emma Appleby's arrival in the County Durham village of Tow Law is sudden and mysterious, provoking deep suspicion in the locals. And because she has a child with her, seemingly out of marriage, they want nothing to do with her - except for pub landlord Mick Castle. When Emma opens an academy and sets herself up in competition with the local school, she provokes a savage response from the community. But she will not be deterred - even when her past catches up with her and Mick is forced to choose between his heart and his family.
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The War Nurses

A gripping historical novel of love and sacrifice

Author: Lizzie Page

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786813726

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1739

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The Fall and Rise of Lucy Charlton

Author: Elizabeth Gill

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623655102

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7749

A gritty, emotional saga about tragic loss, a mysterious inheritance and one woman's determination to succeed in the male-dominated society of 1920s northern England. Since childhood, Lucy Charlton has dreamed of working with her father in the family solicitor's firm. But when scandal shatters her dreams and her father disowns her she finds herself on the streets, fighting for survival. Joe Hardy has returned to London after the Great War to find his life in tatters--his father is dead and his pregnant fiancee has disappeared. Then Joe learns he's unexpectedly inherited an old river house in Durham from a stranger called Margaret Lee. With nothing left for him in London, he makes arrangements to travel north and claim it. Lucy's determination has finally secured her a job as a legal secretary, campaigning for the rights of the poorest in society. As Joe arrives in her office to collect the keys to his new home, she promises to help him uncover information about his mystery benefactor. But before long, the past comes back to haunt them both, with shocking consequences.
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The Singing Winds

Author: Elizabeth Gill

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623655110

Category: Fiction

Page: 553

View: 7535

A stark, emotive saga about love and loss in the North of England at the turn of the 20th century. On her father's death, Kate Ferrar is expected to move from London to a mining village in County Durham, to live with an uncle she barely knows. Restricted by the confines of polite society and hungry for education and honest company, she breaks all social rules by taking a job in her uncle's office. There she meets Jon Armstrong, a pit lad, tough, enigmatic and not at all the sort of man Kate should be consorting with. He's also engaged to a local girl Lizzie, while Kate's uncle is plotting a suitable marriage for her. But a sudden and shocking mining disaster almost destroys everything. Both Kate and Lizzie must draw on all their courage to survive, but their delicate position in the village threatens to collapse as disastrously as the mine on which their lives depend.
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Daughters of War

A gripping historical novel of love and loss

Author: Lizzie Page

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786816210

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2475

An emotional tale of wartime love and sacrifice, inspired by an incredible true story… As a teenager in Chicago, May always dreamed of travelling the world. So when she meets handsome George Turner, she jumps at the chance to return to London as his wife. Ten years later, May is wondering if she’s made a terrible mistake. It’s 1914 and war has been declared in Europe. All around, brave young men are being called up to serve. George, banned from conscription himself, has taken to the bottle, and May suspects he’s seeing other women too. She longs for a way to escape. The chance comes when May meets veteran nurse Elsie, who persuades May to join the war effort. May knows nothing of nursing – it will be difficult, dangerous work, but her heart is telling her it’s the right thing to do. But then George does the unthinkable and May’s future is put at risk. Will she have to make the impossible choice between duty to her family and her promise to the soldiers on the front line? And can she live with the consequences if her husband goes through with what he’s threatening to do? A gripping wartime drama, perfect for fans of Soraya M. Lane, Daughters of the Night Sky and Kathryn Hughes. Readers absolutely love Lizzie Page: ‘A beautiful, heart-warming story of friendship and love... one of the best books set during the war that I have had the pleasure of reading.’ Renita D’Silva ‘Completely spellbinding – I absolutely loved it.’ Elizabeth Gill, bestselling author of Miss Appleby’s Academy ‘A great book full of friendship and hope during the war. Lizzie has written a compelling book bringing many emotions to the surface. A brilliant saga novel. Can't wait for the next one.’ Chells and Books ‘A very good read... I was amazed at what both women did during the war… An inspiring and eye-opening book.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘An interesting fictional narrative based on real people and I would recommend it to friends.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Absolutely fantastic book.’ Goodreads reviewer
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The Cuckoo's Calling

Author: Robert Galbraith

Publisher: Mulholland Books

ISBN: 0316206865

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4769

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
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The Gilded Lily

A Novel

Author: Deborah Swift

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250015251

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8280

A spellbinding historical novel of beauty and greed and surprising redemption England, 1660. Ella Appleby believes she is destined for better things than slaving as a housemaid and dodging the blows of her drunken father. When her employer dies suddenly, she seizes her chance--taking his valuables and fleeing the countryside with her sister for the golden prospects of London. But London may not be the promised land she expects. Work is hard to find, until Ella takes up with a dashing and dubious gentleman with ties to the London underworld. Meanwhile, her old employer's twin brother is in hot pursuit of the sisters. Set in a London of atmospheric coffee houses, gilded mansions, and shady pawnshops hidden from rich men's view, Deborah Swift's The Gilded Lily is a dazzling novel of historical adventure.
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Nobody's Child

Will these orphan sisters find their happy ending?

Author: Elizabeth Gill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784298972

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4361

Will these orphan sisters find their happy ending? When their mother dies and their father, in his grief, burns down their wagon and runs away, Kath and Ella - gypsy sisters - suddenly become orphans. With no one to turn to for help, they face hardship and hunger at every turn. Will their special sisters' bond be strong enough to see them to safety? From the bestselling author of Miss Appleby's Academy and Far From My Father's House comes a heartwarming tale of family and overcoming adversity. A perfect tearjearker for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Dilly Court. 'A wonderful book, full of passion, pain, sweetness, twists and turns' Sheila Newberry.
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Little Girl Lost

Author: Drew Barrymore,Todd Gold

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671689231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

View: 2182

The child star of E.T. describes her own nightmarish descent into alcohol and drug addiction--habits that were encouraged by her unique lifestyle--and her decision to enter therapy at age thirteen.
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The Reluctant Prophet

Author: Gillian O'Rourke

Publisher: Grimbold Books, Kristell Ink

ISBN: 1909845183

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

View: 7138

There's none so blind as she who can see . . . Esther is blessed, and cursed, with a rare gift: the ability to see the fates of those around her. But when she escapes her peasant upbringing to become a priestess of the Order, she begins to realise how valuable her ability is among the power-hungry nobility, and what they are willing to do to possess it. Haunted by the dark man of her father's warnings, and unable to see her own destiny, Esther is betrayed by those sworn to protect her. With eyes newly open to the harsh realities of her world, she embarks on a path that diverges from the plan the Gods have laid out. Now she must choose between sacrificing her own heart's blood, and risking a future that will turn the lands against each other in bloody war. The Reluctant Prophet is the story of one woman who holds the fate of the world in her hands, when all she wishes for is a glimpse of her own happiness.
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Change!

Combining Analytic Approaches with Street Wisdom

Author: Gabriele Bammer

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 192502265X

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

View: 6777

Change happens all the time, so why is driving particular change generally so hard? Why are the outcomes often unpredictable? Are some types of change easier to achieve than others? Are some techniques for achieving change more effective than others? How can change that is already in train be stopped or deflected? Knowledge about change is fragmented and there is nowhere in the academic or practice worlds that provides comprehensive answers to these and other questions. Every discipline and practice area has only a partial view and there is not even a map of those different perspectives. The purpose of this book is to begin the task of developing a comprehensive approach to change by gathering a variety of viewpoints from the academic and practice worlds.
Posted in Social Science

She Persisted

13 American Women Who Changed the World

Author: Chelsea Clinton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524741728

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 32

View: 4506

"A nonfiction picture book compilation of the stories of 13 American women who persisted in overcoming obstacles and changing the world"--Provided by publisher.
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Grandpa's Great Escape

Author: David Walliams

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062560913

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1982

David Walliams, hailed as “the heir to Roald Dahl” by The Spectator, burst onto the American scene with the New York Times bestseller Demon Dentist. Now the UK’s #1 bestselling children’s author is back with this high-flying adventure about a boy and his grandfather, perfect for fans of Jeff Kinney and Rachel Renee Russell. Grandpa is Jack’s favorite person in the world. It doesn’t matter that he wears his slippers to the supermarket, serves Spam a la Custard for dinner, and often doesn’t remember Jack’s name. But then Grandpa starts to believe he’s back in World War II, when he was a Spitfire fighter pilot, and he’s sent to live in an old folk’s home run by the sinister Matron Swine. Now it’s up to Jack to help Grandpa plot a daring escape!
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A Genealogy of Morals

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethics

Page: 289

View: 6922

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061763403

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4286

Voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the "Best Crime Novel of all Time" Hercule Poirot comes out of retirement in one of Agatha Christie’s ten favorite novels, The Murder of Rojer Ackroyd. Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her. Then, tragically, came the news that she had taken her own life with an apparent drug overdose. However the evening post brought Roger one last fatal scrap of information, but before he could finish reading the letter, he was stabbed to death. Luckily one of Roger’s friends and the newest resident to retire to this normally quiet village takes over—none other than Monsieur Hercule Poirot.
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Come On!

Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet

Author: Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker,Anders Wijkman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 149397419X

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 9876

Current worldwide trends are not sustainable. The Club of Rome’s warnings published in the book Limits to Growth are still valid. Remedies that are acceptable for the great majority tend to make things worse. We seem to be in a philosophical crisis. Pope Francis says it clearly: our common home is in deadly danger. Analyzing the philosophical crisis, the book comes to the conclusion that the world may need a “new enlightenment”; one that is not based solely on doctrine, but instead addresses a balance between humans and nature, as well as a balance between markets and the state, and the short versus long term. To do this we need to leave behind working in ”silos” in favor of a more systemic approach that will require us to rethink the organization of science and education. However, we have to act now; the world cannot wait until 7.6 billion people have struggled to reach a new enlightenment. This book is full of optimistic case studies and policy proposals that will lead us back to a trajectory of sustainability. But it is also necessary to address the taboo topic of population increase. Countries with a stable population fare immensely better than those with continued increase. Finally, we are presenting an optimistic book from the Club of Rome.
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The Wardrobe Mistress

Author: Natalie Meg Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784299385

Category:

Page: 448

View: 3485

From the award-winning author of The Dress Thief comes a love story set in the glittering world of London theatre. Perfect for fans of Gill Paul and Lucinda Riley. London 1945. A young war widow steps aboard a train in search of a new life. Clutching the key to a mysterious inheritance, Vanessa Kingcourt can no longer resist the pull of the old Farren Theatre - an enchanted place seeped in memories of her actor father. Now owned by troubled former captain Alistair Redenhall, The Farren is in need of a Wardrobe Mistress and a new lease of life. With no experience and no budget for supplies, Vanessa must use her intuition to create beautiful costumes from whatever scraps of silk and thread survived the blitz. It's a seemingly impossible task, but a welcome distraction as she struggles to resist her blossoming feelings for Alistair. What Vanessa discovers could unravel family secrets sewn deep into the very fabric of the London theatre scene . . . but will she repeat the same terrible mistakes her father made? And can she dare to love a man who will never be hers?
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ME ME ME

Author: Charlotte Crosby

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472229657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 720

Charlotte Crosby has been one of the UK's best-loved TV stars since she burst onto the celeb scene in 2011 with Geordie Shore. Laugh-out-loud hilarious, genuine, and a proper Geordie, Charlotte's popularity has even seen her crowned winner of 2013's Celebrity Big Brother. With her trademark humour and warmth, in ME ME ME Charlotte takes us on a very unique journey through her eventful teenage years (where literally nothing is off limits!), her attempts at holding down jobs (and booze), the life-changing experience of Geordie Shore, the truth about Gaz and his parsnip, and her inspiring weight-loss triumph. Full of drawings, doodles, and Charlotte's personal photos, this will be unlike any other celebrity autobiography on the market. Extremely personal, insanely honest and pant-wettingly funny.
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The Bluebird Girls

The Forces' Sweethearts 1

Author: ROSIE. ARCHER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787473966

Category:

Page: 352

View: 4856

Hampshire, 1939, and three young women are about to get the break of a lifetime. Rainey Bird, Ivy Sparrow and Bea Herron all love to sing. For Rainey, music has been a solace during the upheaval of starting a new life with her mother, away from her abusive dad. Bea finds a confidence when she sings that she cannot get from anything else. Ivy sees it as her best chance of making a life away from Gosport and a dead-end job. The three of them sing in a choir run by the strict but kind Mrs Wilkes. The choir provides a couple of hours of stardust each week, away from school and work and family worries. When war breaks out, though, dreams must be put on hold. It seems that local pantomimes and charity shows are as far as the girls will be able to go, despite Mrs Wilkes's faith in their talent. That is, until a mysterious stranger arrives with a proposition that just might change their lives...
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Marketing Cases from Emerging Markets

Author: Dilip Mutum,Sanjit Kumar Roy,Eva Kipnis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642368611

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 167

View: 4486

Despite the fact that experts acknowledge the importance of the emerging markets, there is a dearth of real case studies specially focussed on marketing issues. This case study book addresses that need. It is also important and timely in providing a framework for instructors and researchers (both academic and industry) to understand the dynamics occurring in emerging markets. This book is composed of long and short real cases with varying complexity in different sectors including airlines, hotel, fashion, etc. These will cover issues which are unique to the emerging markets (including the BRIC countries) to understand the dynamics occurring in these countries. With its case studies, collection of questions, and real-life marketing examples, this book offers unique benefits to marketing students and educators across the world. A must-have for every marketing course module.​
Posted in Business & Economics