Pdf ebook: My Big Brother, Boris

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Summary: Little Croc loves his big brother, Boris. But lately Boris has been acting strangely. All he wants to do is eat and sleep and spend time with friends his o

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  • Publisher: Scholastic UK
  • ISBN: 140714491X
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
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Description: Little Croc loves his big brother, Boris. But lately Boris has been acting strangely. All he wants to do is eat and sleep and spend time with friends his own age - and he is SO grumpy. E-book edition of a brilliantly funny and reassuring tale about dealing with teenage siblings, written especially for little ones.


Pdf ebook: Rake's Progress

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Summary: The madcap true story of how Rachel Johnson—born into one of Britain's most famous political families and known since childhood as "Rake"—tries and fai

  • Author : Rachel Johnson
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 059331820X
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 855
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Description: The madcap true story of how Rachel Johnson—born into one of Britain's most famous political families and known since childhood as "Rake"—tries and fails to get elected in the 2019 hard-fought effort to stop Brexit, running against her older brother, Boris, and what she learns in the process about politics, ambition, family, marriage, and winning and losing. In this fast-paced, irresistible tale, part comic memoir, part diary, part manifesto, Rachel Johnson, daughter of one of England's most brilliant and idiosyncratic families, tells the story of how, in a fit of righteous fury about how the 2019 Brexit vote to leave the EU would affect her own children in their freedom to live, learn, travel, and love, brought about by men she has known either since school or birth, she decides to become the lead candidate for the newly organized pro-Europe Change UK party, running against her older brother, Alexander, known to the world as Boris, who as a child of six claimed he wanted to be "World King"; with Rachel, a year younger, wanting to be "wife and mother." Johnson writes how she set out to attain the slight victory needed to win her district, crisscrossing its 28,000 square miles on trains, speaking at rallies, handing out leaflets to retirees in freezing supermarket parking lots . . . She writes of the betrayals, the egos, the broken promises, the tensions, the pulls and pushes of campaigning. And she writes of what it is to be a candidate, and female and a mother, of the challenges faced by women in public life, and the reality that for women in the UK, despite having had two female prime ministers, not that much has changed . . . and in the midst of it all, she tells the riveting story of the Johnson family itself, as curious, recognizable and compelling as the Mitfords of England; as famous and lionized as the Kennedys in the U.S. . . .


Pdf ebook: Down with Big Brother

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Summary: "One of the great stories of our time . . . a wonderful anecdotal history of a great drama." --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review As Washington Post corre

  • Author : Michael Dobbs
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307773167
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 528
  • Language: English
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Description: "One of the great stories of our time . . . a wonderful anecdotal history of a great drama." --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review As Washington Post correspondent in Moscow, Warsaw, and Yugoslavia in the final decade of the Soviet empire, Michael Dobbs had a ringside seat to the extraordinary events that led to the unraveling of the Bolshevik Revolution. From Tito's funeral to the birth of Solidarity in the Gda´nsk shipyard, from the tragedy of Tiananmen Square to Boris Yeltsin standing on a tank in the center of Moscow, Dobbs saw it all. The fall of communism was one of the great human dramas of our century, as great a drama as the original Bolshevik revolution. Dobbs met almost all of the principal actors, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa, Václav Havel, and Andrei Sakharov. With a sweeping command of the subject and the passion and verve of an eyewitness, he paints an unforgettable portrait of the decade in which the familiar and seemingly petrified Cold War world--the world of Checkpoint Charlie and Dr. Strangelove--vanished forever. "Down with Big Brother ranks very high among the plethora of books about the fall of the Soviet Union and the death throes of Communism. It is possibly the most vividly written of the lot." -- Adam B. Ulam, Washington Post Book World


Pdf ebook: Aussie Angels 21: Penguin Parade

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Summary: PENGUIN PARADE is the twenty-first instalment in a series loved by children all over Australia.

  • Author : Margaret Clark
  • Publisher: Lothian Children\'s Books
  • ISBN: 0734413270
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Views: 512
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Description: PENGUIN PARADE is the twenty-first instalment in a series loved by children all over Australia.


Pdf ebook: Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018

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Summary: The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industri

  • Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472935063
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Views: 715
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Description: The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. Foreword by Sally Green, author of the award-winning YA fantasy trilogy: Half Bad (2014), Half Wild (2015) and Half Lost (2016). NEW articles for the 2018 edition on: - Writing for reluctant readers by Jon Mayhew - Writing for teenagers by Holly Smale - Choosing the right agent by Gill McLay or the Bath Literary Agency - Plotting: getting started with your YA novel by Sarah Mussi - Writing adventures in the real world: children's non-fiction by Isabel Thomas All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.


Pdf ebook: Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2019

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Summary: The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industri

  • Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472947606
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1436
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Description: The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. Foreword by Sarah Crossan, Carnegie Medal winner and author of One, Breathe, Moonrise (published July 2018) and We Come Apart (with Brian Conaghan) NEW articles for the 2019 edition include: LGBT+ characters in children's fiction by Lauren James The hybrid author by Shelli R. Johannes A jobbing writer's lot by Joanna Nadin Adapting children's books for stage and screen by Emma Reeves Where does your book sit? by Jasmine Richards Murderous inventions by Robin Stevens The long and winding road to publication by Paul Stewart Writing picture books by Tessa Strickland The ups and downs of being a writer by Theresa Tomlinson All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.


Pdf ebook: Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017

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Summary: Foreword by Frances Hardinge The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Ackno

  • Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472924975
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Views: 586
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Description: Foreword by Frances Hardinge The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. NEW articles for the 2017 edition included on: - Wanting to be a writer by Simon Mason - Finding new readers and markets by Tom Palmer - News and trends in children's publishing 2015-16 by Caroline Horn - Series fiction: writing as a part of a team by Lucy Courtenay - Creating a children's comic by Tom Fickling All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.


Pdf ebook: Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2021

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Summary: Packed full of inspirational articles from successful writers, illustrators and publishing experts, the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook once again

  • Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472968174
  • Genre: Reference
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1231
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Description: Packed full of inspirational articles from successful writers, illustrators and publishing experts, the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook once again serves up the best independent advice to writers for children of all ages. Covering all aspects of the publishing process, across the full range of formats and genres, it will appeal to self-published writers as well as those seeking an agent-publisher or crowdfunded deal. Inside are up-to-date contact details for literary agents, publishers, prizes and grant-giving bodies, societies and creative organisations that support writers and illustrators. Universally recognised as the first port of call for all writers wanting to improve their work and their chances of getting published, this Yearbook contains an 'impressive raft of advice and notes on every aspect of the business' (Quentin Blake).


Pdf ebook: Thermo-Gas Dynamics of Hydrogen Combustion and Explosion

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Summary: The potential of hydrogen as an important future energy source has generated fresh interest in the study of hydrogenous gas mixtures. Indeed, both its high

  • Author : Boris E. Gelfand,Mikhail V. Silnikov,Sergey P. Medvedev,Sergey V. Khomik
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642253520
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 326
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1031
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Description: The potential of hydrogen as an important future energy source has generated fresh interest in the study of hydrogenous gas mixtures. Indeed, both its high caloricity and reactivity are unique properties, the latter underscoring safety considerations when handling such mixtures. The present monograph is devoted to the various aspects of hydrogen combustion and explosion processes. In addition to theoretical and phenomenological considerations, this work also collates the results of many experiments from less well known sources. The text reviews the literature in this respect, thereby providing valuable information about the thermo-gas-dynamical parameters of combustion processes for selected experimental settings in a range of scientific and industrial applications.


Pdf ebook: Dino-Baby

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Summary: It's not easy being a big sister, especially when your new baby brother is a dino-baby! There's a lot to remember: Be quiet in the morning, when you first

  • Author : Mark Sperring
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 161963208X
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1663
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Description: It's not easy being a big sister, especially when your new baby brother is a dino-baby! There's a lot to remember: Be quiet in the morning, when you first get up. Because crashes, bangs, and thuds will wake our dino-pup. Shh! Don't play rough and tumble with a little thing like this. Instead be soft and gentle. We all LOVE a dino kiss. Mwaah! But before long, this big sister loves to teach her little brother all the things she knows. Pretty soon they're playing and growing--together! A sweet picture book that's perfect for older siblings, parents, and dino fans.


Pdf ebook: Definitely Maybe

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Summary: In its first-ever unexpurgated edition, a sci-fi landmark that's a comic and suspenseful tour-de-force, and puts distraction in a whole new light: It's not

  • Author : Arkady Strugatsky,Strugatsky Boris
  • Publisher: Melville House
  • ISBN: 1612192823
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1672
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Description: In its first-ever unexpurgated edition, a sci-fi landmark that's a comic and suspenseful tour-de-force, and puts distraction in a whole new light: It's not you, it's the universe! Boris and Arkady Strugatsky were the greatest science fiction writers of the Soviet era: their books were intellectually provocative and riotously funny, full of boldly imagined scenarios and veiled—but clear—social criticism. Which may be why Definitely Maybe has never before been available in an uncensored edition, let alone in English. It tells the story of astrophysicist Dmitri Malianov, who has sent his wife and son off to her mother’s house in Odessa so that he can work, free from distractions, on the project he’s sure will win him the Nobel Prize. But he’d have an easier time making progress if he wasn’t being interrupted all the time: First, it’s the unexpected delivery of a crate of vodka and caviar. Then a beautiful young woman in an unnervingly short skirt shows up at his door. Then several of his friends—also scientists—drop by, saying they all felt they were on the verge of a major discovery when they got . . . distracted . . . Is there an ominous force that doesn’t want knowledge to progress? Or could it be something more . . . natural? In this nail-bitingly suspenseful book, the Strugatsky brothers bravely and brilliantly question authority: an authority that starts with crates of vodka, but has lightning bolts in store for humans who refuse to be cowed. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Pdf ebook: Finance & Felony

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Summary: The year is 2023. In the crime-driven city of Los Angeles, criminal organizations disband while others unite; some of the most unlikely allies must bind to

  • Author : Jordan Raggio
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1543448070
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1923
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Description: The year is 2023. In the crime-driven city of Los Angeles, criminal organizations disband while others unite; some of the most unlikely allies must bind together to take down worse enemies whove been digging up dread from the past. Meanwhile, a little girl goes missing, and a desperate mother must find her.


Pdf ebook: Mexican Hooker #1

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Summary: A stunning follow-up to Carmen Aguirre's bestselling and Canada Reads-winning first book, Something Fierce. Mexican Hooker #1 is a powerful, heartfelt and

  • Author : Carmen Aguirre
  • Publisher: Random House Canada
  • ISBN: 0345813863
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1700
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Description: A stunning follow-up to Carmen Aguirre's bestselling and Canada Reads-winning first book, Something Fierce. Mexican Hooker #1 is a powerful, heartfelt and grippingly honest memoir of finding meaning in life and one's voice as an artist, and of developing the strength to confront and overcome a childhood trauma. Carmen Aguirre has lived many lives, all of them to the full. At age six she was a Chilean refugee adjusting to life as a Latina in North America. At eighteen she was a revolutionary dissident married to a generous-hearted man she couldn't fully love. In her early twenties she fought to find her voice as an actress and to break away from the stereotypical roles thrust upon her--Housekeeper, Hotel Maid, Mexican Hooker #1--all the while navigating the complex paths of lust and heartbreak. As she grew in her career, Aguirre became a writer, a director, an actress, and then a mother, but alongside her many multi-faceted identities was another that was unbearable to embrace yet impossible to escape; that of the thirteen-year-old girl attacked by one of Canada's most feared rapists. Thirty-three years after the assault, Aguirre decided it was time to meet the man who changed her life. Fierce, funny and enlightening, Aguirre interweaves her account of coming to grips with the attack that shook her world with a host of stories of life and love. From her passionate but explosive relationship with a gorgeous Argentinian basketball player to the all-consuming days at drama school in Vancouver; from the end of the Chilean revolutionary dream to life among the Chicano theatre scene of Los Angeles; from the child who was made the victim of a terrible crime to the artist who found the courage to face her assailant, Aguirre tells a story of strength and survival that will leave you speechless.


Pdf ebook: Hunting Houses

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Summary: Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies meets Rachel Cusk’s The Lucky Ones in this astounding debut novel about a woman on the verge of infidelity. Tessa is a

  • Author : Fanny Britt
  • Publisher: House of Anansi
  • ISBN: 1487002394
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies meets Rachel Cusk’s The Lucky Ones in this astounding debut novel about a woman on the verge of infidelity. Tessa is a thirty-seven-year-old real estate agent living in Montreal. She adores her husband and three young sons, but she’s deeply unhappy and questioning the set of choices that have led to her present life. After a surprising run-in with Francis, her ex-boyfriend and first love, Tessa arranges to see him. During the three days before their meeting, she goes about her daily life — there’s swimming lessons, science projects, and dirty dishes. As the day of her meeting with Francis draws closer she has to decide if she is willing to disrupt her stable, loving family life for an uncertain future with him. With startling clarity and emotional force, Fanny Britt gives us a complex portrait of a woman and a marriage from the inside out.


Pdf ebook: Joey

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Summary: “(Jill) Biden’s anecdotal portrait of her spouse’s early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking…his role as a peacemaker, devoted bro

  • Author : Jill Biden
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1534480544
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1698
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Description: “(Jill) Biden’s anecdotal portrait of her spouse’s early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking…his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers…and reveals how…high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond.” —Publishers Weekly “Young readers are likely to find inspiration and aspiration in young Joey as a relatable, athletic, and tenacious kid who grew into a civic leader.” —School Library Journal Joey is the first ever picture book about the young life of Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States, and includes never before told family stories about the president-elect and former vice president’s childhood—written by Jill Biden, his spouse. Joe Biden grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the oldest of four children. His parents always encouraged him and his siblings to be independent and strong. The family moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where at twenty-nine, Biden was elected one the youngest United States Senators ever elected. This is his story.


Pdf ebook: Looking for Happiness, Loss of the Big Money and Surviving

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Summary: It is an exciting story about how the rich family estate was left without any regret by one sister and lost between the fingers without any responsibility

  • Author : Ludmila Chorekchan
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781462809516
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: 119
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1256
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Description: It is an exciting story about how the rich family estate was left without any regret by one sister and lost between the fingers without any responsibility by another sister. But nothing bad could happened at all, if the people from this story would really knew themselves, knew their weak points and aware of their psychological problems! So, I tried to display it through the actions of these people, that everybody could not only understand rationally the important psychological problems, which push us to our troubles, but emotionally also, what is very important, feeling pain of these people, being really upset to their wrong behavior and glad to right one, because then we learn better and remember forever! It is also very important to know when we want to be happy and when we are not, or when we are the victims, or when we are attacking others, or when we are loosing everything, going down, or when we are just living today! This story is very consonant to our time, when we also lost a lot and must fix our life how it was before! Even more, it is my modern psychological version of the famous play A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, which was published right after The Second World War was over, time close to our days, when terrors of the war were staying yet in memory of the people, leaving its traces on the ways of the life, and where serious psychological problems were expressed especially impressively, through pain,tears and sufferings. But in my story I tried to do moreto display the real reasons of the psychological problems, what we are usually missing, step by step discovering wrong thoughts and wrong doings, which led that people to their troubles. And as resultreward to all of us: happy ending, because the reasons of all troubles were discovered; but to discover means to understand and to understand psychological problems is to get rid of them and to be cured! I tried to write about all those serious matters in an easy entertainment way, that everybody, who will read my story, would enjoy it!


Pdf ebook: A Diary of The Lady

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Summary: Rachel Johnson takes on the challenge of saving The Lady, Britain's oldest women's weekly, in her hilarious diary, A Diary of The Lady: My First Year and a

  • Author : Rachel Johnson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141963840
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Views: 993
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Description: Rachel Johnson takes on the challenge of saving The Lady, Britain's oldest women's weekly, in her hilarious diary, A Diary of The Lady: My First Year and a Half as Editor. 'The whole place seemed completely bonkers: dusty, tatty, disorganized and impossibly old-fashioned, set in an age of doilies and flag-waving patriotism and jam still for tea, some sunny day.' Appointed editor of The Lady - the oldest women's weekly in the world - Rachel Johnson faced the challenge of a lifetime. For a start, how do you become an editor when you've never, well, edited? How do you turn a venerable title, full of ads for walk-in baths, during the worst recession ever? And forget doubling the circulation in a year - what on earth do you wear to work when you've spent the last fifteen years at home in sweatpants? Will Rachel save The Lady - or sink it? 'Action-packed, entertaining, marvellously indiscreet. Johnson is everything you want in a diarist and has a compulsive habit of saying the wrong thing' Sunday Times 'She's a loose cannon. All she thinks of is sex. You can't get her away from a penis' Mrs Julia Budworth, co-owner, The Lady 'A total romp, wonderfully readable, unflinchingly described' Guardian 'HYSTERICAL. For the first time, everyone is talking about The Lady for reasons other than nannies' Piers Morgan Rachel Johnson is a journalist who has written two previous novels and two volumes of diaries. The Mummy Diaries, Notting Hell, Shire Hell and A Diary of The Lady are all available now from Penguin.


Pdf ebook: By Sun And Candlelight

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Summary: They discovered the empty cottage in 1940 - when they were still at school, four teenage friends from wildly different backgrounds and with the war casting

  • Author : Susan Sallis
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448110947
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1667
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Description: They discovered the empty cottage in 1940 - when they were still at school, four teenage friends from wildly different backgrounds and with the war casting its shadow over their lives. The cottage became a place of refuge for them - symbolising their loyalty to one another which held in the face of jealousy, passion, tragedy, and betrayal. It was to the cottage that Monica came, pregnant, alone, frightened, and it was there that their story really began. For Bessie, born secretly and shamefully to one of them, raised by another, and loved by them all, came to represent what was the very best in their lives.


Pdf ebook: Most People

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Summary: 2017 Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award: For dedication to children’s books and literacy and for inspired writing, illustrating and publishing. The worl

  • Author : Michael Leannah
  • Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
  • ISBN: 0884485560
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Views: 504
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Description: 2017 Gold Moonbeam Children's Book Award: For dedication to children’s books and literacy and for inspired writing, illustrating and publishing. The world can be a scary place. Anxious adults want children to be aware of dangers, but shouldn’t kids be aware of kindness too? Michael Leannah wrote Most People as an antidote to the scary words and images kids hear and see every day. Jennifer Morris’s emotive, diverting characters provide the perfect complement to Leannah’s words, leading us through the crowded streets of an urban day in the company of two pairs of siblings (one of color). We see what they see: the hulking dude with tattoos and chains assisting an elderly lady onto the bus; the Goth teenager with piercings and purple Mohawk returning a lost wallet to its owner; and the myriad interactions of daily existence, most of them well intended. Most People is a courageous, constructive response to the dystopian world of the news media. Fountas & Pinnell Level M


Pdf ebook: Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

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Summary: They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soon

  • Author : Jung Chang
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0451493516
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Views: 585
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Description: They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on history. Red Sister, Ching-ling, married the 'Father of China', Sun Yat-sen, and rose to be Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister, May-ling, became Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right. Big Sister, Ei-ling, became Chiang's unofficial main adviser - and made herself one of China's richest women. All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory, but also endured constant mortal danger. They showed great courage and experienced passionate love, as well as despair and heartbreak. They remained close emotionally, even when they embraced opposing political camps and Ching-ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' worlds. Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a gripping story of love, war, intrigue, bravery, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a sweeping journey from Canton to Hawaii to New York, from exiles' quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth-century China.