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The Doorstep Child

Author : Annie Murray
ISBN : 9781760552565
Genre : Fiction
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Evie spent her early years left outside on the step. With a drunk for a father and a neglectful mother, all little Evie has ever craved is a safe home and a normal existence. Her young eyes had seen so much but this never tainted her spirit. If it wasn't for her best friend Gary, and friendly dog called Whisky - Evie might never have made it to the sixteenth birthday. At sixteen she meets Ken, a sweet brown-eyed boy, not much older than she is. Perhaps her fortunes have changed? But no sooner does she give over her heart, she is betrayed, not for the first time in her young life... Will Evie ever find the love and warmth she's always craved?
Category: Fiction

Child On The Doorstep

Author : Anne Bennett
ISBN : 9780008162344
Genre : Fiction
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The heartbreaking new novel from the bestselling author of The Forget-me-not Child and If You Were the Only Girl.
Category: Fiction

The Devil On The Doorstep

Author : Annabelle Forest
ISBN : 9781471136696
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Annabelle Forest was just seven years old when she was inducted into a twisted sex cult by her own mother. For the next few years she was brainwashed by the cult's leader, Colin Batley, who ran a harem of followers from his unassuming cul-de-sac in Kidwelly, Wales. Batley ruled the cult with an iron will, his twisted ideology based on Aleister Crowley's Book of the Law, which informed their day-to-day lives. From the age of 11, Annabelle was repeatedly raped by Batley, and threatened with going to hell if she angered 'the gods' by refusing Batley's sick demands. Annabelle's mother joined in the sessions and even filmed them. Annabelle lived a double life - a schoolgirl by day, a sex slave at night. It might have endured for years had she not fallen pregnant at 17 with Batley's baby. In February 2008 she gave birth to a daughter, Emily, who gave Annabelle a reason to live and hope. Now she knew she had to escape, especially after Batley forced her into prostitution when Emily was three months old. She contacted relatives through Facebook on a computer in the public library and found the courage to report Batley, her mother and the other cult members to the police. In 2011 her evidence helped convict 48-year-old Batley for life on 11 charges of rape and numerous other sexual offences.Annabelle's mother was also jailed, along with two others in a case that came to be known as the 'cul-de-sac cult'. But Annabelle's story was far from over - she had to adjust to a new life away from the rules and rituals of the cult. Today she lives a happy and settled life with Emily and her partner but the nightmares of her damaged past will haunt her forever. Child of Couragerefers to Annabelle herself but also her daughter, the child who gave her the chance to hope, the will to fight and the courage to live again.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Doorstep Girls

Author : Val Wood
ISBN : 9781446436417
Genre : Fiction
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Can two friends find hope in hard times? Ruby and Grace have grown up in the poorest slums of Hull. Friends since early childhood, they have supported each other in bad times and good. But their families are bound together by more than friendship, and secrets from the past threaten to make their lives even more difficult. The local cotton mill has provided work for Ruby and Grace since they were nine years old, and now years later both girls find themselves the object of attention from the mill owner's sons. As times grow harder, and money ever scarcer, Grace becomes involved in campaigns against poverty and injustice, while Ruby is tempted into prostitution. The two girls are searching for something that could take them far away . . . But what price will they pay to find it? If you like books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity.
Category: Fiction

The Thing On The Doorstep And Other Weird Stories

Author : H. P. Lovecraft
ISBN : 1101157216
Genre : Fiction
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A definitive edition of stories by the master of supernatural fiction Howard Phillips Lovecraft's unique contribution to American literature was a melding of traditional supernaturalism (derived chiefly from Edgar Allan Poe) with the genre of science fiction that emerged in the early 1920s. This Penguin Classics edition brings together a dozen of the master's tales-from his early short stories "Under the Pyramids" (originally ghostwritten for Harry Houdini) and "The Music of Erich Zann" (which Lovecraft ranked second among his own favorites) through his more fully developed works, "The Dunwich Horror," The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, and At the Mountains of Madness. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories presents the definitive corrected texts of these works, along with Lovecraft critic and biographer S. T. Joshi's illuminating introduction and notes to each story. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Advances In Animal Welfare Science 1984

Author : M.W. Fox
ISBN : 9789400949980
Genre : Medical
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This book, the first in an annual series, written by academicians scientists, philosophers and others-is not intended exclusively for an imal welfarists and conservationists. Since it is written* by scholars, it will appeal to a wide range of academic and professional readers who are involved with animals for scientific, economic, altruistic, and other reasons. While this first volume cannot cover the entire spectrum of animal welfare science-related topics, it does, in its diversity of con tributions, demonstrate the multi-faceted and interdisciplinary nature of the subject of this new series. Indeed, animals are as much an integral part of society as we are dependent upon them. The many interfaces between us and the billions of animals under our dominion (as well as the environment upon which the welfare of human and non-human animals alike is ultimately de pendent) have their separate features: trapping and wildlife manage ment; laboratory animal research; whaling and fishing; veterinary practice; agriculture and farm animal husbandry; horse racing and the ownership of animal companions; the propagation of captive wildlife and their preservation in the wild; the use of animals as companions and for the purposes of vicarious entertainment.
Category: Medical

Parenting Behaviour And Children S Cognitive Development

Author : Sara Meadows
ISBN : 0863774032
Genre : Psychology
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The association between parents' behaviour and children's cognitive development is at the meeting place of several prominent theories of psychological development and a range of complex methodological and conceptual issues. On the one hand there are theories which argue that the impetus of development is within the child and is largely unaffected by his or her experience of social interaction: on the other are the commonsense experience of parents and educators, and the body of neo-Vygotskian theory, which would see the child's development as profoundly affected by social interaction or even constituted by it. The purpose of this book is to examine theories and evidence carefully in order to assess the causal links between parent behaviour and children's cognitive development. There is a considerable amount of evidence that suggests an association between parents' behaviour and their children's cognitive development; but there are many possible explanations for this association, including direct effects of parental teaching styles on the children's learning and motivation, differential social class practices and opportunities, genetic resemblances, and methodological artifacts. A close and critical look at a wide range of research and of theory is necessary if the causal questions are to be clarified. This book develops the current arguments about the nature and causes of cognitive development, providing a critical discussion of the available research and relating it to psychological theory. It is suitable for advanced students of psychology and education.
Category: Psychology

Birmingham Friends

Author : Annie Murray
ISBN : 9780330528139
Genre : Fiction
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A remarkable, stirring novel, Birmingham Friends perfectly captures the complicated intimacy of female relationships. Anna has always been exceptionally close to her mother, Kate and as a child, was captivated by the stories her mother would tell of her childhood in Birmingham with her best friend, Olivia. Olivia and Kate seemed to have a magical friendship. But when Kate dies, she leaves her daughter a final story, one that this time tells the whole truth of her life with Olivia Kemp. As Anna reads, she is shocked to discover how little she really knew about the mother she felt so close to. With Kate's words of caution ringing in her head, she goes in search of the one woman who can answer urgent questions about her mother's life, and about her own . . . *Birmingham Friends was originally published as Kate and Olivia*
Category: Fiction

Daddy On The Doorstep

Author : Judy Christenberry
ISBN : 9781460353820
Genre : Fiction
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He was rich, he was handsome…and Nicholas Avery was going to be a daddy! When Andrea Avery realized that her whirlwind marriage to the business tycoon had resulted in a bundle of joy, her protective instincts told her to keep the child a secret. After all, the last thing Nick wanted was a family…. Only, suddenly stranded during a fierce storm with her soon-to-be ex, she wasn't sure how much longer she could keep her not-so-little secret. But the long days—and nights—spent with each other brought back the deep, passionate emotions that still coursed between them. Now that fate had intervened, was this her last chance to convince Nick that he was the perfect husband and—surprise!—daddy?
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You Are God S Best Idea

Author : Douglas E. Holzmeier (aka Doug Daniels)
ISBN : 1452534705
Genre : Religion
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You Are God’s Best Idea! Have you ever heard a more ridiculous thing? Have you ever heard a more beautiful idea? Come along as contemporary mystic, Douglas E. Holzmeier (aka Doug Daniels), explains why You Are God’s Best Idea! and what the acceptance of your inherent inner divinity means in living the Undeniable Life. This book will tell you how to make the Law of Attraction work for you, through you and your divinity. Discover the ideas and the Divine Acceptations that lead to living the Undeniable Life. Experience the inspirational stories of manifestation and triumph from the author’s life in the radio industry and those of his family and friends. Through the epigrammatic writing style of Douglas Edward Holzmeier, you will understand, maybe for the first time, just how amazing, important, and divine you are. You Are God’s Best Idea! In praise of You Are God’s Best Idea! Divine Acceptations and Living the Undeniable Life: In You Are God’s Best Idea! Divine Acceptations and Living the Undeniable Life, Douglas E. Holzmeier does an amazing job of helping us understand that life is essentially a spiritual experience whether we are aware of it or not. We could not be any more “spiritual” if we tried because life is a sacred continuum. There is no area of our lives that is any more, or less, spiritual than another...spirituality is the conscious mindful practice of the awareness of God’s presence in every holy instant. This book is a call to awakening--to help you remember to remember that on the day you were born God had a “One-derful” idea; a desire to know Itself and express Itself in an entirely new and unique way...and that idea is YOU. ~ Dennis Merritt Jones, Author of The Art of Being~101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life
Category: Religion