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Long Walk Home

Author : Doris Pilkington
ISBN : 3499235048
Genre : Aboriginal Australians
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Category: Aboriginal Australians

The Long Walk Home

Author : Liane Faulder
ISBN : 9781897142974
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Canadian media were the first to bring Master Corporal Paul Franklin's story to the public, and it is only fitting that award-winning journalist Liane Faulder brings the full account of his return from a war zone. The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan documents the recovery of a soldier injured in a 2006 suicide bombing that left one Canadian diplomat dead, and two comrades in arms wounded. Although Franklin made a promise to his wife that he would come home alive, he needed the heroic help of soldiers on the scene and a medical team abroad to keep his word. He lost both of his legs above the knee as the result of his injuries, but returned home determined to walk again. Within four months of his injury, and against the odds and predictions of doctors, Franklin learned to walk on artificial legs. He continues to represent the courage of Canadian troops overseas as he rebuilds his life at home with his wife Audra and their young son, Simon. As a family on a journey to recovery, they are determined to stand, and walk, together. The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan is a story of loss, courage, love and hope. It inspires all of those — military and civilians alike — who wonder how they will take that next step when tough times challenge the body and the spirit.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Long Walk Home

Author : Val Wood
ISBN : 9781409080879
Genre : Fiction
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Young Mikey Quinn, scavenging on the streets of Hull, is thrown into prison for stealing a rabbit from the butcher. His chief accuser, a well-to-do lawyer, has a daughter, Eleanor, whom he badly mistreats. When Mikey is released he finds that his mother has died and his brothers taken into the workhouse - determined to find a better life for his family, he walks all the way to London to seek his fortune. There he finds that the grim realities of city life are even worse than they were in Hull, and comes under the evil patronage of the sinister Tully, first encountered when he was in prison. But he also meets Eleanor again, and between them they face the dangers of London and gradually make a new life for themselves. Together they have to face journeying back to Hull - the long walk home.
Category: Fiction

A Long Walk Home

Author : Rachel Clark
ISBN : 1857759060
Genre : Medical
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A Long Walk Home is Rachel Clark¿s evocative and moving account of her treatment and experiences with health professionals in Britain and Australia while she was living with, and dying from, cancer. It includes an Epilogue by her twin sister Naomi Jefferies, and learning points for health professionals by John Hasler and David Pendleton.
Category: Medical

A Long Walk Home

Author : Judith Tebbutt
ISBN : 9780571303038
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the story of how, over a period of one hundred and ninety-two days, I was torn away from the life I knew and loved, and dragged down to the depths of despair; of how I endured enforced isolation and near-starvation at the hands of Somali pirates; and of how I made a choice to survive by any and all means that I could muster. In September 2011 Judith Tebbutt and her husband David set out on an adventurous holiday to Kenya. A couple for thirty-three years, they had first met in Zambia: Africa had played a major part in their life together. After a joyous week on safari in the Masai Mara, they flew on to a beach resort forty kilometres south of Somalia. And there, in the early hours of 11 September, tragedy struck them. Judith was torn away from David by a band of armed pirates, dragged over sea and land to a village in the arid heart of lawless Somalia, and there held hostage in a squalid room, a ransom on her head. There, too, she learned the terrible truth that the responsibility of securing her release now rested with her son Ollie. But though she was isolated, intimidated and near-starved, Judith resolved to survive - walking endless circuits of her nine-foot prison, trying to make her captors see her as a human being, keeping her faith at all times in Ollie. Powerful, moving and at times quite devastating, this is Judith Tebbutt's story in her own words. It is a memoir of the life she shared with her beloved husband, an unflinching account of the ordeal that overturned her world, and a testament to the inner resilience and familial love that sustained her through captivity. There is nothing so bad in life as to have no hope - to believe you have been defeated, to give in to that. Now that I found myself in confinement, four thousand miles from home under a hostile sky, I would not accept that fate for myself.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Long Walk Home

Author : Lilian Darcy
ISBN : 9781940296159
Genre : Fiction
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Everyone has baggage by the time theyÍre into their thirties. When single mom and Marietta High School teacher Gemma Clayton acquires a strong, family-oriented and very good-looking new neighbor over her back fence, sheÍs not put off by his complicated past as the attraction flares between them. Her own past is a very different matter, however. Nobody knows what she went through on the night of the 1996 Marietta High School senior prom, between running after Judd and Garth NewellÍs car as it left River Bend Park and limping into her friend Neve ShepherdÍs street two hours later. But GemmaÍs secrets have been rusted up inside her for so long that not even a gorgeous man like Dylan Saddler can help her to break them free.
Category: Fiction

A Long Walk Home

Author : Barbara Andrews
ISBN : 9781616633479
Genre : Fiction
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Set in the idyllic 1950s, A Long Walk Home features Berdine Williams, a tomboy always ready for an adventure with her close friend Michael. As time passes, their differences pull them apart. Michael has a difficult home life and often gets into trouble. Berdine's family doesn't want her getting involved. As Berdine grows into a young woman, she becomes convinced that Michael is meant for her. But when Berdine stands up to a bully on Michael's behalf, Michael walks away without a word to her. And when she goes to his house to apologize, she learns that he's moved to the home of his aunt and drill sergeant uncle on Parris Island. Author Barbara Andrews delves into the life of a younger Berdine, who is featured in Andrews's first novel, A Walk in the Park. As secrets unfold, Berdine closes herself off from her parents and sister, Kathryn, who don't understand her pain. Years later Michael and Berdine are brought together by a chance meeting, and Berdine sees a solemn recruit who gazes at her with coldness. Will time heal old wounds, or will past misunderstandings keep them apart? Follow the ups and downs of this tumultuous love as Berdine pursues her dreams and Michael takes A Long Walk Home.
Category: Fiction

A Long Walk Home

Author : Diane Amos
ISBN : 9781459244122
Genre : Fiction
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DO TEENAGE GIRLS COME WITH INSTRUCTION MANUALS? The call came out of the blue—Annie's sister Dana is in rehab…can her thirteen-year-old daughter come stay in Maine with Annie? But the wild child in black and piercings is not the sweet little girl Annie remembers. So much for the new pink towels. Surly, sullen and scared, Summer puts a gigantic wedge between Annie and her lover, her friends, even her wonderful ex-motherin-law. Yet Annie has always described herself as a dandelion: not the prettiest flower perhaps, but the most determined and resilient. She refuses to give up on Summer. As days become weeks, downs (slowly!) become ups and risks turn into rewards. And for Annie, the long walk home to what matters most has been worth every step.
Category: Fiction

The Long Walk Home

Author : Pauline Cartwright
ISBN : 0790116936
Genre : Children's stories, New Zealand
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When Brad's mother decides to sell their family home, Brad thinks his parents will never get back together again. His Mum's new friend Gary, looks happy with the situation too. That's when Brad decides to leave. He heads for the forest where he used to go with his Dad. But looking after himself is not as easy as Brad thought, and getting out of the forest means a long walk home. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Category: Children's stories, New Zealand

The Long Walk Home

Author : Raymond J. Castellani
ISBN : 9781457552915
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Long Walk Home – will most likely be the last book I write – I am eighty-three years old – this book is important to me – it goes over to a degree what has been said in my previous books – The End Was A Beginning – the first – the second The Silent Voice – in much more detail – it is threaded with the never- ending presence of loneliness – but more significantly it brings forth the Four Absolutes – Honesty – Purity – Unselfishness – Love – which were given to me in 1986 – I have talked about these principles in my previous books – I made clear that if these principles were incorporated in society at hand – the world would change in an instant – this I believe is the power of these four words – the society that exists at present – the persistence of – selfishness – self-centeredness – permeated with dishonesty – beyond reproach – the distortion of purity – the use of the word – love – as a panacea – to cover the vile of discontent that exists in the world as is lived in – every crime – every murder – every twisted thought – every lie – every selfish act – every thought of hate - would be reduced to the pleasantries of memory – I cannot – predict where society will rest seventy years from now – 2016 – I do know that in 1927 the world population was two billion – 1960 three billion – 2011 seven billion – projection 2083 ten billion – will make up our society – if the culture is not changed – the present will be a reality for the future – this may be a morbid statement – it is a true statement – for sure – society is doing nothing to change the silhouette as is known – the simple life is but a dream of realities – taken from the books well-read – by masters – of the past – what is our destiny –
Category: Biography & Autobiography