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Four Sisters

By Val Wood
  • Book ID : 1473571413
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 352
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 870
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  • File Pdf: four-sisters.pdf

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A powerful story about the bond of sisterhood and how it can triumph against any adversity, from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Hull, 1852. Matty has had to care for her three younger sisters ever since their mother's death ten years ago. She and the girls' beloved father have worked hard to keep the family together and now it's time to celebrate as Matty turns eighteen. But their joy is short-lived when tragedy suddenly strikes and their father disappears on his way to London. The sisters have no way of knowing what has happened to him - only that he hasn't returned home. With little money left they're now forced to battle life's misfortunes alone... Praise for Val Wood: 'A heart-warming story filled with compelling action' Rosie Goodwin, bestselling author of A Simple Wish 'Hull's answer to Catherine Cookson' BBC Radio 4's Front Row 'Wonderfully fully-fleshed characters are the mainstay of [Val Wood's] stories' Peterborough Telegraph

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  • Publisher : Polis Books
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  • File Pdf: hillary.pdf

Book Summary:

“A Dan Brown read-alike tailor-made for an election year." —Booklist A President is murdered. A First Lady demands answers. And a young Senator will uncover a conspiracy that threatens the world as we know it. When Robert Constable, President of the United States, dies in bed with a woman in a New York hotel room, the public is told that he died suddenly and peacefully of natural causes--and alone. The truth, however, is anything but that. The President’s wife, Hillary Constable asks young senator Bobby Hart, who serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, to find out who had her husband murdered and why. As Hart begins to learn more about the President’s shady dealings, he uncovers a massive global criminal and financial conspiracy, headed by a secret underground organization nicknamed The Four Sisters. Yet the closer Hart gets to the truth, the more shocking secrets are revealed that could threaten his life, American Democracy, and the future of the nation. A riveting a timely political thriller from acclaimed, bestselling Edgar nominee D.W. Buffa, HILLARY is a novel that will appeal to fans of David Baldacci, Brad Meltzer, Brad Thor, and Vince Flynn.

The Virgin Suicides

By Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Isbn : 0307401936
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 641
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Book Summary:

First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters—beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys—commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family’s fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

Heroine, First Female Elite Special Forces Uk

By Alison Sarah James MC
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1728352738
  • Pages : 342
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 380
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BOOK AUTHORISED BY SAS/SBS/SIS, WING COMMAND AND LORD HEYWOOD, VETTING AUTHORITY UN DECLARING SAM-MIE’S ‘PERFECTION ITSELF’ G.RAF’S AIR CHIEF MARSHAL writes of this book by Alison James as M. still serving ‘We in British army reveal records of special operations 1970 – 1979 to show what was done in passions of war and peace in Ireland, USSR, America, Africa and globally!Yep. Please bear nobly the truths you learn and enjoy knowing those who made noble efforts to overcome differences, especially after ex-IRA bombs reflecting anger at lack of support, particularly by selfserving politicians, following our reconciliatory Peace Pact 1976 made by 001 schoolgirl Alison Sarah Cross-Rudkin aka Sammie selected for SAS/SBS/SIS commando combat ops and only successful infiltrator of IRA’s War Council, they say of her, our Stakeknife, gifted peacemaker. ‘She is 001 BRILLIANTLY, a lone female amongst us wolves with all other women claimants in civil service clothing administrating only’ C. notes of these Dames, as she is awarded 35 MCs (11 distinguished now), ex-SBS himself, Younger. She’s Liverpool’s dancing-queen we hear, now our hippie General across the board of her Regiments.’Signed Sir Michael Wigston, W. really, vetting her my ‘Sammie-Whammie’ since I was a boy in the 1970s where my diary records: ‘See her GO! Emancipation of women writ largest, though she’s a prettier one than Miss World! Watch her, Dad, she’s a rookie hippie!’ PS ‘Strong and beautiful, she’s first female Royal Marine, they say! And Paras. Reg. too, they add, not forgetting first in Fusiliers, SAS & SBS!SIS in both SF units, of course, use yer nouses! She is sentenced to die in America and Russia too, poor Hunny Bunny, will she escape censure for her big risk life the Press choose to ignore? Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges you to read knowing she is his heroine forever and a day for freedom to be ours!’ ‘Keir Starmer loves her,’ Sir Keir adds, shirtily, ‘our ‘Veronica Price’ what a girlie Sammie is!’Signed for his PM and Leader of Opposition, Cabinet Secretary Lord Sedwill, S.

World Folklore for Storytellers: Tales of Wonder, Wisdom, Fools, and Heroes

By Howard J Sherman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317451643
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 446
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Book Summary:

Here is a treasury of favorite and little known tales from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Oceania, gracefully retold and accompanied by fascinating, detailed information of their historic and cultural backgrounds. The introduction provides an informative overview of folklore, its purpose in world cultures and in contemporary society and popular culture. Following this, the main sections of the book are arranged by tale type, covering wonder tales, hero tales, tales of kindness repaid and hope and redemption, and finally tales of fools and wise people. Each section begins by comparing the tales cross-culturally, explaining similarities and differences in the folkloric narratives. Tales from diverse cultures are then presented, introduced, and retold in a highly readable fashion.

A Breath of Springtime

By Helen M. Morris
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1453582924
  • Pages : 237
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 892
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The author, Helen M. Morris, was raised in a thriving ethnic neighborhood of northeast Philadelphia, PA. In this autobiography published in her 94th year, she shares her tales of childhood, family, school, romance, marriage and faith with love, understanding and humor. The story is sprinkled with her poetry, verses which seem to appear for every occasion. It is a personal history, but much shared by many of today?s "greatest generation". Many additional poems, spanning nearly ninety years of inspiration, are included following the text. We may find ourselves figuratively bumping into the author as she walks the streets of every decade of the twentieth century, and beyond.

The Emperors

By Gareth Russell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Isbn : 1445634392
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 936
  • File Pdf: the-emperors.pdf

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On 28 June 1914, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated on a visit to Sarajevo by a Serbian nationalist called Gavrilo Princip. The assassination set in motion the events that led to the outbreak of the First World War, one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history and a trauma that would bring down the Austro-Hungarian Empire, ending nearly eight centuries of Hapsburg rule and unleashing unrest across the European continent. By the end of that conflict, not only had the Austro-Hungarian Empire crumbled but the other two imperial rulers of Europe, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, had lost their grip on power. The three great monarchies of Europe had fallen. Only in Britain would the ruler of an empire, George V, the first cousin of both the Kaiser and the Tsar, successfully retain the crown. In this new book, Gareth Russell tells the story of the Austrian, German and Russian imperial families during the four years of the First World War and the political and personal struggles that brought about their ruin.

Education, Gender and Development

By Mari-Anne Okkolin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317203585
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 741
  • File Pdf: education-gender-and-development.pdf

Book Summary:

This compelling book takes a novel approach to the complexities of girls’ and women’s education in the global South. To unravel the critical issues and processes behind educational advancement and to identify the factors that support the construction of educational well-being and agency from gender perspective, the book narrates the stories of women who have successfully built their educational careers to higher education. The book creatively applies the human development and capabilities approach to analyze and assess educational advancement and development. Mari-Anne Okkolin offers a fresh voice to the field of education, gender and development. The book draws on rich, in-depth evidence from Tanzanian women who have reached higher education, placing them amongst the very small percentage of women in the Tanzanian and sub-Saharan contexts. The book explores the women’s school experiences, everyday life practices and familial arrangements, and the values, expectations and assumptions associated with education and the schooling of girls and women. Due to the multi-disciplinary nature of the book, it will be of great interest to multiple academic audiences: post-graduates, researchers and academics. It is of particular relevance for all those interested in education, sociology, development studies, gender/women’s studies, and qualitative research methodology. The book will appeal especially to scholars working with the capabilities approach. It will also be of value beyond academia, for education practitioners in planning and implementing education and equality policies internationally.

Living in God's Providence: History of the Congregation of Divine Providence of San Antonio, Texas, 1943-2000

By Mary Christine Morkovsky, CDP
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1462812449
  • Pages : 439
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 567
  • File Pdf: living-in-god-s-providence.pdf

Book Summary:

In 1943 the bell attached to a rope on both floors of a plain box-like convent in Houston, Texas, rang at 5 a.m. The nine Sisters of Divine Providence stationed at the grade school arose, reciting aloud the traditional prayer that began “Live, Jesus, in my heart! My God, I give you my heart. Mercifully deign to receive it and grant that no creature shall possess it but Thou alone.” Continuing to pray aloud for five more minutes, the Sisters who shared small bedrooms began to dress. All had developed in their novitiate a rhythm for this process, which launched each day in a uniform way. Over 20 items of dress had to be donned in a certain order. Before Morning Prayer at 5:25 in the small chapel on the first floor, the Sisters also stripped their single beds, flipped the thin mattresses, and replaced the bed linens, trying not to invade a companion’s limited space. Usually it was still dark outside when they started to recite morning prayers unique to the Congregation. This was followed by chanting in Latin on one tone Matins, Lauds, Prime, Tierce, Sext, and None from the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Then the superior read aloud some points for reflection, and the Sisters meditated in silence for half an hour. This was the first time of the day they had some relatively unstructured time, and they sometimes experienced “distractions.” Perhaps they planned how to teach something better or recalled problematic students. At 6:30 one of the parish priests offered Mass, which was followed by breakfast. The Sisters ate in silence while one of them read passages from the Imitation of Christ. By 8 a.m. they were leading their pupils across the playground to the children’s daily Mass in the parish church. In sharp contrast, in 1990 Sister Mary Walter Gutowski, CDP, one of two Sisters living in a small apartment, was the administrator of Our Lady of Guadalupe clinic for low income Latinos and African Americans in Rosenberg, Texas. Sister Walter, who was credited with having delivered more than 3,000 babies under difficult rural circumstances, once remarked, “When someone knocks at my door in the middle of the night, I get dressed in two minutes flat because I never know what will be waiting for me outside.”1 What explains this dramatic change of style and ritual in the routines of Catholic Sisters living in mission houses? How did the Sisters move from cloisters to apartments? How did the rigid routines of the nine Sisters of 1943 transmute into the singular and unstructured life of Sister Mary Walter? What are the connections between the bell that rang at five in the morning and the one that sounded at any hour? This history examines the period of 1943 to 2000, an era during which the Sisters of Divine Providence redefined their perspective and practices within the context of a changing American Catholic church. It demonstrates that the Sisters were well situated to embrace the shifting demands of religious mission because their very heritage was grounded in ongoing transformations. Those transformations were played out on a highly charged stage of oppression concerning multi-racial relationships, one that further prepared the Sisters for the intense dynamics of modern church life. When the Sisters celebrated in 1966 the centennial of their arrival in Texas, they were staffing their own college, high schools, and numerous grammar schools in several states as well as hospitals, clinics, and neighborhood centers. They had incorporated a group of women from Mexico and encouraged the independence of a new Providence congregation in the U.S. Responding to Vatican encouragement, after the second Vatican Council they began experiments to update structures and customs so as minister more effectively. The most visible were in the areas of community living and governance and were accompanied by greater collegiality, subsidiarity, variety in prayer

Sweet Home Cowboy

By Nicole Helm,Maisey Yates,Jackie Ashenden,Caitlin Crews
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Isbn : 0369719247
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 925
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Book Summary:

Four half sisters create the family they’ve always dreamed of in this enchanting quartet from bestselling authors Maisey Yates, Nicole Helm, Jackie Ashenden and Caitlin Crews. The Hathaway sisters might have grown up apart, but when they agree to move to Jasper Creek, Oregon, to revitalize their grandfather’s farm, it seems a straightforward decision. Until they meet their neighborhood cowboys… Sweet-natured Teddy has never met a man worth taking a risk on, until now. Tomboy Joey has more affinity with farm equipment than men, until a brooding cowboy changes her mind. Prickly baker Georgie can’t resist the temptation of the most forbidden cowboy of all, and sparks fly between ceramicist Elliot and the grumpy single-dad rancher next door. The sisters’ feelings are anything but simple, but with the love and support of each other, they discover that a cowboy might be the sweetest thing of all about coming home.

Eyewitness Accounts Diary of a Nursing Sister

By Anon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Isbn : 1445642050
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 621
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Book Summary:

The latest title in Amberley’s new series of Eyewitness Accounts bringing history, warfare, disaster, travel and exploration to life, written by people who could say, ‘I was there!’ This book was originally published anonymously during wartime, but today most sources attribute the diary to Kathleen Luard, a nurse in France in 1914-15.