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Around The Village Green

Author : Dot May Dunn
ISBN : 9781409148104
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The heart-warming tale of a wartime childhood. It's 1939 and little Dot May Dun is playing with her brothers in the quiet lanes of their Derbyshire village. The grown-ups' talk of war means very little to Dot but things are starting to change in the village, for good. When a prisoner of war camp is built close to Dot's village, and a Yankee base is stationed nearby, Dot makes friends with the most unlikely of soldiers. But her friendships are threatened when telegrams start to arrive in the village and the real impact of war bears heavily on this close-knit mining community. From little lives spring great tales. Dot's childhood memoir shares the universals of innocence, love, loss and friendships. THE VILLAGE will move and entertain in equal measures.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Christmas Around The Village Green

Author : Dot May Dunn
ISBN : 9781409148135
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dot May Dunn grew up in Derbyshire, the daughter of a miner, during the wartime years. In 1951 she joined the NHS as an early recruit and went on to train as a nurse. Dot's books are full of wonderful anecdotal insight into the life that she has experienced, written with warmth, humour and vivid accounts of her surroundings - from deprivation, health problems and poverty, to personal determination, the surprises faced by midwives and the social history of the pre- and post-war years. Dot draws upon her wealth of experience and shares her life with her readers, provoking both laughter and tears along the way. Centred on Christmas during war-time, this book will focus on community spirit and the sense of coming together and suporting each other, which Dunn captures so well.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sydney For Kids

Author : Wendy Preston
ISBN : 9781920705589
Genre : Travel
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If you’re stuck for something to do with your kids on the weekend, then look no further than Sydney for Kids. The fifth edition of this bestselling book is packed with over 400 destinations and activities for kids in and around Sydney and is the essential guide book for parents of babies through to twelve-year-olds. Wendy Preston offers an abundance of ideas on what to do on sunny days, rainy days, sporty days and days when you just want to do something different with those energetic, restless and enquiring young minds.
Category: Travel

The Brontes

Author : Juliet Barker
ISBN : 9780748122189
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of the tragic Bronte family is familiar to everyone: we all know about the half-mad, repressive father, the drunken, drug-addicted wastrel of a brother, wild romantic Emily, unrequited Anne and 'poor Charlotte'. Or do we? These stereotypes of the popular imagination are precisely that - imaginary - created by amateur biographers from Mrs Gaskell onwards who were primarily novelists, and were attracted by the tale of an apparently doomed family of genius. Juliet Barker's landmark book was the first definitive history of the Brontes. It demolishes myths, yet provides startling new information that is just as compelling - but true. Based on first-hand research among all the Bronte manuscripts, many so tiny they can only be read by magnifying glass, and among contemporary historical documents never before used by Bronte biographers, this book is both scholarly and compulsively readable. THE BRONTES is a revolutionary picture of the world's favourite literary family. 'As a work of scholarship it is briliant . . . For those with a passion for the Brontes, or for Victoriana, or for sheer wealth of historical minutiae, it is a stupendous read' INDPENDENT ON SUNDAY
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Rough Guide To Yorkshire

Author : Jos Simon
ISBN : 9780241214107
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to Yorkshire was the first comprehensive guidebook to England's largest county. Detailed coverage of the ruggedly beautiful Dales and Moors, the magnificent North Sea coast and historic York rubs shoulders with penetrating insights into the multi-cultural cities of Leeds and Sheffield, the resurgent port of Hull, and the many industrial conurbations, market towns and rural villages in between. Take your pick of great stately homes to visit, of cathedrals and churches and monastic ruins, of steam railways and seaside resorts, of world-class historical and industrial museums, of hotels and places where you can consume good Yorkshire food and ale. Full-colour sections cover Yorkshire's varied landscape and world-famous writers and artists. Whether you're on holiday, on business, visiting family and friends or just passing through - even if you've lived in Yorkshire all your life - The Rough Guide to Yorkshire will ensure that you don't miss a thing. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to Yorkshire.
Category: Travel

Spy Dog Secret Santa

Author : Andrew Cope
ISBN : 9780141946320
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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LARA is a SPY DOG for life, not just for Christmas . . . But this December LARA (that's Licensed Assault and Rescue Animal to you) and her pups Spud and Star are hot on the trail of an evil computer hacker. Stanley Strange plans to hijack Christmas! Can the super spies catch Stanley before he goes crackers and makes an explosive getaway? Spy Dog was the winner of the Richard & Judy Developing Reader 7+ category and the 2006 Red House Children's Book Award.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Catie Copley

Author : Deborah Kovacs
ISBN : 1567923321
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Catie fails the vision test at Seeing Eye dog school, she is given the unique job of helper at a big hotel and puts her special talents to work.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Absolutely Truly

Author : Heather Vogel Frederick
ISBN : 9781442429741
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An unsent letter in a first edition copy of Charlotte’s Web leads to a hunt for treasure in this heartwarming middle grade mystery from the author of The Mother-Daughter Book Club. Now that Truly Lovejoy’s father has been injured by an IED in Afghanistan and is having trouble finding work back home, the family moves from Texas to tiny Pumpkin Falls, New Hampshire, to take over Lovejoy’s Books, a struggling bookstore that’s been in the family for one hundred years. With two older brothers and two younger sisters clamoring for attention, her mother back in school, and everyone up to their eyebrows trying to keep Lovejoy’s Books afloat, Truly feels more overlooked than usual. So she pours herself into uncovering the mystery of an undelivered letter she finds stuck in a valuable autographed first edition of Charlotte’s Web, which subsequently goes missing from the bookshop. What’s inside the envelope leads Truly and her new Pumpkin Falls friends on a madcap treasure hunt around town, chasing clues that could spell danger. Fans of Heather Vogel Frederick’s Mother-Daughter Book Club series “will rejoice for a new series with a similarly cozy New England setting, great characters, and literary references to beloved classics” (School Library Journal).
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Place Of Execution

Author : Val McDermid
ISBN : 9781429907033
Genre : Fiction
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Winter 1963: two children have disappeared off the streets of Manchester; the murderous careers of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady have begun. On a freezing day in December, another child goes missing: thirteen-year-old Alison Carter vanishes from her town, an insular community that distrusts the outside world. For the young George Bennett, a newly promoted inspector, it is the beginning of his most difficult and harrowing case: a murder with no body, an investigation with more dead ends and closed faces than he'd have found in the anonymity of the inner city, and an outcome which reverberates through the years. Decades later he finally tells his story to journalist Catherine Heathcote, but just when the book is poised for publication, Bennett unaccountably tries to pull the plug. He has new information which he refuses to divulge, new information that threatens the very foundations of his existence. Catherine is forced to re-investigate the past, with results that turn the world upside down. A Greek tragedy in modern England, Val McDermid's A Place of Execution is a taut psychological thriller that explores, exposes and explodes the border between reality and illusion in a multi-layered narrative that turns expectations on their head and reminds us that what we know is what we do not know. A Place of Execution is winner of the 2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a 2001 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel.
Category: Fiction

The Village Green Affair

Author : Rebecca Shaw
ISBN : 9781409106272
Genre : Fiction
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Dramatic events in Turnham Malpas make for a steamy summer. A mysterious visitor has arrived in Turnham Malpas. What can Titus Bellamy want? Is it true, the villagers ask each other, that he has discovered a medieval charter which grants the right to hold a market on their picturesque village green? And if it is true, can he be stopped? Meanwhile, after twenty-five years, the marriage of Liz and Neville Neal is on the rocks. Or so the unhappy Liz thinks. But Neville, to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary, has decided to throw a lavish party. The anniversary party and the market on the green mark both the beginning and the end of two quite different relationships. But is it really all the fault of Titus Bellamy? The village is divided - before a spate of burglaries on market day adds fuel to the hot debate, and someone unexpected decides to take matters into her own hands...
Category: Fiction

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series

Author : Louise Penny
ISBN : 9781466888449
Genre : Fiction
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#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Louse Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery novels have received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and have enthralled millions of readers. Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are here together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundles. A Rule Against Murder Chief Inspector Gamache and his wife are celebrating their anniversary at the luxurious, isolated Manoir Bellechasse. But when a dead body turns up in the midst of a family reunion, Gamache learns that the lodge is a place where visitors come to escape their past, until that past catches up with them. The Brutal Telling A stranger is found murdered in Olivier's Bistro in Three Pines, and Chief Inspector Gamache is dismayed to find Olivier's story full of holes. Gamache follows a trail of clues into the woods and across the continent before returning to Three Pines to confront the truth and the final, brutal telling. Bury Your Dead It's Winter Carnival in Quebec City, when Chief Inspector Gamache is called to investigate a dead body at the Literary and Historical Society. Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from Three Pines, and as past and present collide, he must relive a terrible event from his own past before he can begin to bury his dead.
Category: Fiction

Ordinary People

Author : PHIL BOAST
ISBN : 9781490750477
Genre : Drama
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So here then is the sixth part of our story, which takes us on a journey. Partly, this is a journey through time, beginning on the first day of the year 1500, where a wedding is taking place, and it is this journey that Victoria Tillington must make if she is to discover the secrets of her familys history. In large part, this book is about connections and frustration in her attempts at finding these connections, leading the daughter of the lord and lady to seek help from those who have always known, at least in part, how everything came to be. First, however, she must decipher the enigmatic words of the high priestess of the coven of healers, the most powerful white witch of them all; one clue is all that she has, and it is a clue that she does not understand. Keith attempts to bring forth his innate musical ability while overcoming his own anxieties, and in this regard, he receives help from close at hand and from a place where he might least have expected it. Emily receives a gift that, although given in all innocence, brings to the fore memories and past feelings that she thought were buried but were not, it seems, buried as deeply as she had supposed. Percival tries to come to terms with the love of a particular woman in all of its perversity and complexity but finds that there are further complications to the affairs of his heart for now there is the love of two women for him to contemplate. And here again we meet Rebecca, who so wishes to lead a life more ordinary, but a devastating occurrence seems to leave her with no choice but to once again seek vengeance against those who have apparently so wronged her and her own family, but who really is the enemy? The search for the answer to this question leads her to a confrontation, one that she would not have imagined, and which only one person will survive. At the forefront of the historical element of this part of our tale are Edward and Anne Tillington, brother and sister who receive news from a mysterious visitor, which sets them on their own particular journey. On this journey they carry with them a lie which has not yet been told, but must be told soon enough if they are to tell it, and one day to none other than Elizabeth I, the Queen of England herself.
Category: Drama

How The Light Gets In

Author : Louise Penny
ISBN : 9781466834705
Genre : Fiction
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller "There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." —Leonard Cohen Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo. As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna's friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines, and at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear? How the Light Gets In is the ninth Chief Inspector Gamache Novel from Louise Penny. One of Publishers Weekly's Best Mystery/Thriller Books of 2013 One of The Washington Post's Top 10 Books of the Year An NPR Best Book of 2013
Category: Fiction

More Urban Water

Author : Fransje Hooimeijer
ISBN : 9780203938508
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The perceptibly changing climate has resulted in more precipitation in a small number of short periods. As most urban water management systems were developed at a time when precipitation was distributed more evenly throughout the year, they cannot deal properly with the new circumstances, and high groundwater levels and excess water are the result. In practice, many urban dwellers are consequently confronted with flooded cellars and inaccessible urban infrastructure. To solve these phenomena in the future, a major part of the urban water programmes for the next few decades consists of restructuring and transformation of the existing urban areas, in which water management is considered as an integral part of urban renewal activities and in which its capacity is compliant with the urban area scale. With an integral approach, this book treats the relation of urbanism and water management in Dutch water cities. It also treats the financial aspects of the adjustment of existing water systems to meet the changes in the urban hydrological cycle. It presents the typology of typical current and future Dutch water cities, their urban function and the ecological and technical aspects. Separate chapters deal with the transformation of the historical city, the consolidation of the inter-war city and the restructuring of the post-war city to meet future conditions. The final chapter presents a comparison of the Dutch situation with South Korean (Seoul), Japanese (Tokyo) and German (Ruhr area) urban areas.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Around Pittsford

Author : Armitage, Peggy
ISBN : 9781439621653
Genre : Photography
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Winding north through Pittsford, Otter Creek has powered the lumber, grain, and marble mills essential to this region since 1770. Chittenden lies east of Pittsford, on the west flank of the Green Mountains, where iron and manganese deposits supplied Pittsford’s iron industry. To the south, Pittsford and Proctor share deep marble formations that support the economies of both towns. The first settlers were farmers drawn to the valley’s fertile soil and mountain forests. They were joined by lumber barons, lawyers, merchants, and artists. European and French Canadian immigrants soon followed and farmed, built the railroad, or quarried and carved marble. Closely linked by the industries that helped build them, these communities have evolved into today’s thriving hometowns of workers in Rutland.
Category: Photography

Around Delta Lake

Author : Mary J. Centro
ISBN : 9781439643020
Genre : Photography
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Delta Lake is interwoven in the fabric of the lives of those who live in the towns of Western and Lee, which are situated on its shore. Western was established in 1797 and Lee in 1812. People like Gen. William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, helped settle Western, where he was eventually buried. The first town board meeting for the combined communities was held in the home of the Sheldon brothers, early settlers of the Lee area, and descendants of other early settlers still inhabit the area today. The small village of Delta was flooded to make way for Delta Lake, which would supply water to the state’s canal system and give Lee and Western a body of water that now hosts one of the best state parks in the Northeast. Around Delta Lake: Lee and Western showcases memories of the Bowman and Westernville Hotels, mud-truck racing, and annual field days in both towns.
Category: Photography

Doing The Dales Way

Author : Andrew Bowden
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Take one person and a rucksack, put them in a market town in West Yorkshire, and point them towards Windermere. If they've not instantly leaped in a car, hailed a cab or run to the train station, then chances are that they're doing the Dales Way. Andrew Bowden was one such person. And this is his tale.
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The Hidden Places Of England

Author : Peter Long
ISBN : 1904434126
Genre : Travel
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England's landscape is as diverse as its culture. It is a country with magnificent landscapes. This guide looks at the more established places of interest throughout the country, but it also focuses on the more secluded and little known visitor attractions and places to stay, eat and drink.
Category: Travel