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Opening The Windows To Catch The Sea Breeze

Author : Geoff Goodfellow
ISBN : 1743052952
Genre : Poetry
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This collection showcases Geoff Goodfellow's personal favourites, poems that audiences have requested time and time again.
Category: Poetry

Summer Beach Seabreeze Summer

Author : Jan Moran
ISBN : 9781647780081
Genre : Fiction
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Two sisters. One unforgettable summer. While renovating an old beach house, Ivy and her sister, Shelly, suddenly have full occupancy after fire forces Summer Beach residents from their homes. Even the mayor, Bennett Dylan, who was Ivy’s high school crush, moves in. As the summer heats up, attractions simmer and feuds erupt. Living in the house Bennett had hoped could be a community center, he finds himself at odds with Ivy’s campaign for a bed-and-breakfast zoning change. And when valuable items disappear from the inn, Bennett’s friend Mitch, who owns the popular Java Beach coffee shop, is the prime suspect. Shelly's romance with Mitch cools when his old criminal record emerges, which leads her to question if Summer Beach is the right place for her. Despite the chaos, Ivy has just one summer to save the house from an impending tax sale. And when a documentary filmmaker arrives to reconstruct the history of the old house and its secretive former owner, yet another secret emerges from an unlikely place. Seabreeze Summer is a sweet summer beach read and the second novel in the Summer Beach series after the Seabreeze Inn. Book your reservation in this small beachside town of intriguing characters now.
Category: Fiction

Armour Of Valentine

Author : A.J. Powell
ISBN : 9781784620264
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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1942… Fourteen year old Richard Kiev and a train full of youngsters are being evacuated from York after an unexpected, devastating blitz. Little do they know that they are about to be placed in more danger than anyone can possibly imagine. But Richard is no stranger to the horrors of war as the mysterious past he thought he’d left far behind in occupied France thrusts him into a perilous adventure, which for him, only raises more questions. WHY are enemy forces on British soil? WHAT do they want with a train full of children? WHO is the enigmatic Professor in league with them? WILL he, just a boy, be able to stop them? All Richard knows is that he must do whatever it takes to prevent the invading forces from changing the course of history and stop them from unleashing the devastating power of the ARMOUR OF VALENTINE. Described as The Famous Five meets Indiana Jones, Armour of Valentine is the first in the Richard Kiev series which will chart one boy's journey through the darkness of World War II, discovering shadowy conspiracies on all sides, leading him to one mysterious outcome - the truth about himself. With 26 chapters of adventure for young adults, packed full of excitement, action, mystery, romance, shocking twists, and a whole host of memorable characters, Armour of Valentine is a thrilling page turner which will keep you gripped until the explosive finale! Features: Beautiful illustrations for each chapter 'Writing of' feature Sketches from the author Omitted plot points …and more!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Waisting Of Time

ISBN : 9781491830871
Genre : Fiction
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Dr. William Sarsfield has impressed a world renowned professor during his lecture in London. The older professor, John Arthur Cowdry, invites William to leave his position at the hospital and join him in the tropical paradise of Barbados to complete the final stages of his research. The professor has invented a device that slows cell aging dramatically and many are eager to steal this secret of near eternal youth. But what’s the real reason behind this sudden move to the island with all of his equipment and his many cats. Why are they being pursued by a spy from the defeated German army? He has many secrets that he’s kept from William. But then one of the doctors is murdered and the corrupt Inspector James Templeton spitefully arrests the other for the crime. An ingenious plot to escape from prison is executed and a race to clear his name and secure the valuable anti aging secret takes the suspense all the way to the final page.
Category: Fiction

Thinking Toward Survival

Author : Coralie Koonce
ISBN : 9781450223317
Genre : Social Science
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The clock approaches midnight. We humans have created a scary scenario for ourselves with Climate change * and other ecosystem failures * Population growth and consumption that exceeds Earth’s carrying capacity * Out-of-control technologies and pollution * Ancient habits of war + Doomsday weapons + depleting resources + nationalism What we need is a whole new way of thinking. From protecting our grey matter, to changing 300-year-old paradigms, from self-reliance to trillion-dollar transitions, from how we raise our children to how to tame the corporations, Koonce offers potential solutions such as * Change our universities * Develop species-consciousness * Decentralize * Look for creative ideas and models across the world Humanity has what it takes to survive. There’s no need to despair. But there is a burning need to get started on the transformation.
Category: Social Science

Lessons In Love

Author : Belinda Missen
ISBN : 9780008296919
Genre : Fiction
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‘I literally giggle-snorted... Laugh out loud.’ Goodreads reviewer
Category: Fiction

Night Calypso

Author : Lawrence Scott
ISBN : 9780749017576
Genre : Fiction
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LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 1938 is a tumultuous year on the small Trinidadian island of El Caracol, which houses a leper colony and a convent. In the sultry heat of the dry season a young orphan, Theo, is sent to live with the island’s doctor, Vincent Metivier. The doctor knows little of Theo’s past, only that it has been troubled and that he now needs love and attention. As Theo settles into the rhythm of life in El Caracol, he begins to unburden himself of his demons. Every night, he sleeptalks his own strange, disturbing calypso about his childhood. Vincent listens and, gradually, learns what demons still haunt the boy’s mind. And as his friendship with the passionate, unpredictable nurse Sister Weil intensifies, Vincent finds his settled life spirally dangerously out of control, as war in Europe looms on the horizon. A richly sensual, heartfelt novel, Night Calypso is the work of one of the world’s most imaginative writers.
Category: Fiction

Sunny Days And Sea Breezes

Author : Carole Matthews
ISBN : 9780751572148
Genre : Fiction
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THE BRAND NEW BOOK FROM BESTSELLER CAROLE MATTHEWS When does time out become the time of your life? 'A life-affirming story full of joy and hope' CATHY BRAMLEY 'A sun-filled, fun-filled wonderful escapist adventure' MILLY JOHNSON *** Jodie Jackson is all at sea, in every sense. On a ferry bound for the Isle of Wight, she's leaving her London life, her career, and her husband behind. She'd like a chance to turn back the clocks, but she'll settle for some peace and quiet on her brother Bill's beautifully renovated houseboat, Sunny Days. But from the moment Jodie steps aboard her new home, it's clear she'll struggle to keep herself to herself. If it isn't Marilyn, who cleans for Bill and is under strict instructions to look after Jodie, then it's Ned, the noisy sculptor on the next-door houseboat. Ned's wood carving is hard on the ears, but it's made up for by the fact that he's rather easy on the eyes. Bustled out of the boat by Marilyn and encouraged to explore with Ned, Jodie soon delights in her newfound freedom. But out of mind isn't out of sight, and when her old life comes knocking Jodie is forced to face reality. Will she answer the call or choose a life filled with Sunny Days and Sea Breezes? An absolute must-read from the queen of romance, Sunny Days and Sea Breezes will make your heart sing. Why do readers love Carole Matthews? 'You can't do better than to sink into Happiness for Beginners' KATIE FFORDE 'An irresistibly warm-hearted story' TRISHA ASHLEY 'Warm, witty and hopeful - I was charmed' SARAH MORGAN 'The queen of funny, feel good fiction' MIKE GAYLE
Category: Fiction

Nets To Catch The Wind

Author : Dolores Hitchens
ISBN : 9781598534856
Genre : Fiction
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"It had been timed and planned perfectly.” A convicted killer and the detective escorting him to prison aboard a Pullman train are the victims of a mysterious double assassination. When the detective is posthumously accused of corruption and criminal conspiracy, his widow embarks on a campaign to clear him, and soon finds herself enmeshed in an ever more complex web of deception and violent danger. Master suspense writer Dolores Hitchens sustains an atmosphere in which no one, whatever their social class or walk of life, is entirely to be trusted.
Category: Fiction

One Beat Of A Butterfly S Heart

Author : Ronald Callander
ISBN : 9781920143954
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this book we are given a unique view of East Africa of the 1950s; not the stereotyped picture of wildlife safaris and leaping Masai, but the emerging independence struggle of a new African nation from the viewpoint of a white police office, in an exceptionally detailed, thoroughly readable, firsthand account of a rare period of recent history. It tells how an Australian veteran, fresh from the Korean War, became a colonial police officer in Tanganyika Territory (later Tanzania after federation with the offshore islands of Zanzibar in 1964). Ê The reader is taken on a journey which tourists in Africa never see: from back alleys and police cells in the polyglot city of Dar es Salaam, to snake-infested camps on UgandaÐRuanda border patrols, and on police field force emergency operations from barracks at the foot of Kilimanjaro. There is much here to discover about a mostly benign semi-colonial period in Africa which lasted less than fifty years, passing, in one AfricanÕs description, as briefly as a butterflyÕs heartbeat; where a few conscientious white administrators and their loyal African assistants managed vast regions of a desolate territory with remarkably selfless care and scarce resources; where things worked most of the time, but sometimes where chaos reigned. It is about the country itself, its ubiquitous animals and its people at close range, including villagers, criminals, hunters, witch doctors, and colonial officials, but most of all, the African askari policemen who were the authorÕs closeÑand often onlyÑcompanions.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : R. Wright Campbell
ISBN : 0671665243
Genre : Fiction
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From Northern Ireland to Europe to the U.S., the name Jig means terror. Jig is the most masterful, most elusive assassin in the world. Now, Jig is on his way to New York, to recover $10 million stolen from the IRA. And on his trail is a renegade British agent obsessed with catching him.
Category: Fiction

Frommer S Spain 2000

Author : Darwin Porter
ISBN : 0028630882
Genre : Travel
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Life is short. Vacations are shorter. Relax! Trust your trip to Frommer's. Choose the Only Guide That Gives You: Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget. The latest, most reliable information—completely updated every year! Dozens of easy-to-read color maps. The widest and best selection of hotels and restaurants in every price range, with candid, in-depth reviews. All the practical details you need to make the most of your time and money. One-of-a-kind experiences and undiscovered gems, plus a new take on all the top attractions. Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. A fresh, personal approach that puts the fun and excitement back into travel! It's a Whole New World with Frommer's. Find us online at
Category: Travel

Rainshadow Road

Author : Lisa Kleypas
ISBN : 9781429938372
Genre : Fiction
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Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful, Friday Harbor, Washington. She is stunned and blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal: her fiancé Kevin has left her. His new lover is Lucy's own sister. Lucy's bitterness over being dumped is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life. Facing the severe disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to "romance" Lucy and hopefully loosen her up and get her over her anger. Complications ensue when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, Kevin has second thoughts, and Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretenses. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life—even after being broken—can be made into something new and beautiful. Rainshadow Road is the second book in Lisa Kleypas's Friday Harbor series.
Category: Fiction


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ISBN : MINN:31951002799238O
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Home To Roost

Author : Tessa Hainsworth
ISBN : 9781409052142
Genre : Travel
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Seagulls in the Attic left Tessa thrilled as Annie, her best friend from London, fell in love and married a local Cornishman. Alas the newlyweds decide to settle out of the county but Tessa and her husband are delighted when a new young couple arrive in the village fresh from the city. However what looks such a promising new friendship turns to a nightmare as these are people who think money can buy them acceptance - and the village is soon in quiet revolt. Tessa finds herself in the thick of it - and realises that she has grown very strong roots in the community in the two years she has been in Cornwall. Like so many in the country, she has to think about turning her house into a source of income in the summer months. Having finally got the place up to scratch, she and her family are wondering whether to camp for a couple of months when they are asked to take over a B&B owned by friends of friends. Tessa is bubbly, outgoing - but quite inexperienced at being a landlady. She muddles through only with the generous help of the 'customers' on her postal round. Written with her usual warmth and good humour, Tessa Hainsworth enchants us again with her stories of life as a newcomer to 'deep' Cornwall and makes us dwell on the true value and meaning of 'home'.
Category: Travel

White Gardenia

Author : Belinda Alexandra
ISBN : 9781476790343
Genre : Fiction
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From internationally bestselling author Belinda Alexandra comes a sweeping, emotional journey that “depicts vividly the powerful lifelong bond between mothers and daughters” (Paullina Simons, author of The Bronze Horseman). In a district of the city of Harbin, a haven for White Russian families since Russia’s Communist Revolution, Alina Kozlova must make a heartbreaking decision if her only child, Anya, is to survive the final days of World War II. White Gardenia sweeps across cultures and continents, from the glamorous nightclubs of Shanghai to the austerity of Cold War Soviet Russia in the 1960s, from a desolate island in the Pacific Ocean to a new life in post-war Australia. Both mother and daughter must make sacrifices, but is the price too high? Most importantly of all, will they ever find each other again? Rich in historical detail and reminiscent of stories by Kate Morton and Lucinda Riley, White Gardenia is a compelling and beautifully written tale about yearning, longing, and the lengths a mother will go to protect her child.
Category: Fiction

Opening The Vault

Author : Brigid Gallagher
ISBN : 1452506280
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Opening the Vault is a deeply personal story about the possibility of cure through love and acceptance. As an intense, detailed journal of one family’s venture into the realm of psychosis, it is a true story of everyday life brought to an abrupt end when the author’s youngest son, Michael, suffers a catatonic breakdown and is diagnosed with autism and schizophrenia. The ensuing crisis scattered family and friends, but also led to bizarre, sometimes wondrous discoveries, surprising reversals and an unfathomable personal mystery.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

All The Year Round

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ISBN : IND:30000130154622
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

Still None The Wiser

Author : Paul Adamson
ISBN : 9781467015660
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Still None the Wiser is the final instalment of a memoir sub-titled A Mid-Century Passage, 1932 1967. Part travel, part biographical memoir, part history. It is as much a social and political record of the closing period of colonial West Africa as an account of the quirks and foibles of the British (and other) expatriates at the end of Empire. In 1954 the author aged 22, thwarted in love in London, joined an often eccentric group of expatriates who ran the oldest colonial Bank in West Africa. In Ghana and in Nigeria he experienced the passing of an era. Eric Robson the TV presenter wrote of None the Wiser and its sequel set against an historical background of Britain at war and mislaying an Empire (he) gives us a fascinating glimpse of a lost world. This final part of that memoir ends as Harold MacMillans Winds of Change blow the white man out of Africa. The setting is a long-gone Africa which at its passing was known to few. In earlier centuries of European contact the West African Coast became The White Mans Grave, when the author arrived it had become The White Mans Headache. As the author rightly says, this book is not for the faint-hearted or the nervously disposed. It is probably unsuitable for vegetarians and political correctness remained an unknown concept when many of the incidents he describes occurred. It took many years in the writing and perusing of old notes and diaries, names had to be changed not so much to protect the innocent (who as always are few in number) as much as to avoid offending the survivors among that fast dwindling band of those who were once known as Old Coasters. It perhaps describes a more honest world than we live in today.
Category: Biography & Autobiography