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Straight On Till Morning The Life Of Beryl Markham

Author : Mary S. Lovell
ISBN : 9780393342086
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The New York Times bestseller: “Every page is filled with revelations, gossip and fascinating details about Markham.”—Diane Ackerman, The New York Times Book Review Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty. She trained race horses and had scandalous affairs, but she is most remembered for being a pioneering aviatrix. She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the first person to make it from London to New York nonstop. In Mary S. Lovell’s definitive biography, Beryl takes on new life—vividly portrayed by a master biographer whose knowledge of her subject is unparalleled.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Straight On Till Morning

Author : Liz Braswell
ISBN : 9781368047753
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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What if Wendy first traveled to Neverland...with Captain Hook? Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling's life is not what she imagined it would be. The doldrums of an empty house after her brothers have gone to school, the dull parties where everyone thinks she talks too much, and the fact that her parents have decided to send her away to Ireland as a governess—it all makes her wish things could be different. Wendy's only real escape is in writing down tales of Never Land. After nearly meeting her hero, Peter Pan, four years earlier, she still holds on to the childhood hope that his magical home truly exists. She also holds on to his shadow. So when an opportunity to travel to Never Land via pirate ship presents itself, Wendy makes a deal with the devil. But Never Land isn't quite the place she imagined it would be. Unexpected dangers and strange foes pop up at every turn, and a little pixie named Tinker Bell seems less than willing to help. But when Captain Hook reveals some rather permanent and evil plans for Never Land, it's up to the two of them to save Peter Pan—and his world.
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Straight On Till Morning

Author : Mary S. Lovell
ISBN : 9781405517904
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Beryl Markham, like Karen Blixen, could only have come out of Africa. Pioneering aviatrix, flamboyant beauty, brilliant race-horse trainer, unscrupulous seducer - her life story is for every reader who was enthralled by Blixen's exotic world, that of Kenya between the wars. This fully authorised biography, drawn from the author's personal association with Beryl and her family, paints a vivid portrait of a tempestuous and controversial character. It tells of her friendship with Karen Blixen (though she commandeered Blixen's husband Bror and lover Denys Finch Hatton), of her spectacular courage when she became the first person to fly from England to America, and of the mysteries surrounding her highly praised, bestselling book WEST WITH THE NIGHT.
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Straight On Til Morning

Author : Christopher Golden
ISBN : 0451202767
Genre : Fiction
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To rescue Nicole French, the young lady on whom he has a crush, from the enigmatic new boy in town, Pete Starling, Kevin Murphy and his friends must venture into a perilous, nightmarish world from which they may never escape. Original.
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They Came From Away

Author : David and Pamela Newton
ISBN : 9781450224178
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Though only a small island on the edge of a vast continent Cape Breton has impressed its distinctive identity on the Canadian scene.This story is of some of the Yanks and Brits who like the authors came from away. They include adventurers and disbanded soldiers, entrepreneurs and hucksters, worthies and criminals who have, in their own diverse ways, added to Cape Breton's colourful history.
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Hammer Films Psychological Thrillers 1950 1972

Author : David Huckvale
ISBN : 9780786474714
Genre : Performing Arts
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"This book takes a chronological, film-by-film approach to all of Hammer's thrillers. Each chapter takes a particular theme around which to approach the films in question, exploring their literary ancestry, their reflection of British society and their relation to a wide range of other references, architectural metaphor, sexuality, religion, and even Nazi atrocities"--
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Alive On The Andrea Doria

Author : Pierette Domenica Simpson
ISBN : 9781614481416
Genre : Transportation
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A breathtaking minute-by-minute account of the most catastrophic tragedy-at-sea since the sinking of the Titanic—told by a survivor. More than one half-century later, the catastrophic ramming of the MS Stockholm into the Italian luxury liner, the SS Andrea Doria in 1956, is relived in this candid, heartrending account. Author Pierette Domenica Simpson, who, with her grandparents, survived the tragedy off the shoals of Nantucket, shares the human and technical aspects of what has become known as the greatest sea rescue in history. As only an eyewitness can do, Simpson shares the survivors’ harrowing recollections that meticulously recreate the terrifying and heart-wrenching tragedy that united poor immigrants and wealthy travelers alike. They give their accounts of ultimate despair and infinite elation after staring at their own reflections in the black ocean that night and seeing death stare back. Equally dramatic are the revelations of new facts exposed by nautical experts from two continents that finally solve the mystery of who was to blame for this most improbable collision between two random ships on the open Atlantic.
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Island Of Lost Girls

Author : Jennifer McMahon
ISBN : 9780751560114
Genre : Fiction
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While parked at a gas station, Rhonda sees something so incongruously surreal that at first she hardly recognises it as a crime in progress. She watches, unmoving, as someone dressed in a rabbit costume kidnaps a young girl. Devastated over having done nothing, Rhonda joins the investigation. But the closer she comes to identifying the abductor, the nearer she gets to the troubling truth about another missing child: her best friend, Lizzy, who vanished years before. For this is not the only white rabbit Rhonda has known - there was another in her childhood; one she feels she has been chasing all her life. The rabbit of her past holds the key to a mystery that has stained the lives of Rhonda and her friends, and now she must track him down - even if it means following where she doesn't want to go . . . From the author of the acclaimed Promise Not to Tell comes a chilling and mesmerizing tale of shattered innocence, guilt, and ultimate redemption.
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The Magickers Chronicles Volume One

Author : Emily Drake
ISBN : 1101188634
Genre : Fiction
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Long ago, a war was fought between two opposing groups of magic practitioners-the Magickers, who believed in using magic for the general good, and the Dark Hand, who felt that magic belonged to them and should only be used for their own benefit. Now the Magickers are looking for young recruits to their cause-for the final battle will soon begin...
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