All The Days of My Life

Author: Hilary Bailey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448209412
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First published in 1984, this is the tale of a child of the slums, a murderer's widow, and a convicted prostitute. The tale of Mary Waterhouse who rises from her sordid beginnings in London's underworld to become the wife of a liberal politician - with a shocking secret of his own.

Connections

Author: Hilary Bailey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448209390
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Two stories about romance on the rocks, served with a twist of intrigue. Connections, first published in 2000, follows Fleur Stockley's fight to rebuild her life and business after her boyfriend bankrupts her company and dumps her. Her success comes at a high price as she is drawn into a world of deceit and corruption. Coulter borrows from the Montagues and the Capulets as English heiress Chauncey Fitzhugh travels to the United States to take revenge on the scoundrel who ruined her father financially but instead finds herself falling for him.

Polly Put the Kettle On

Author: Hilary Bailey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448209331
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Polly Kops is living with her husband, a hero of the alternative society and her twin daughters in a run-down house in the then-seedy area near Portobello Road. Her older, illegitimate son is being reared by her mother. She does not know who her father was. An old lover returns -. In an atmosphere of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll, secrets are revealed.

Miles and Flora

Author: Hilary Bailey
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1448209498
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In this sequel to Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, as Flora prepares herself for a ball held by the parents of her fiancé, she's startled to see in the mirror a young man standing behind her. She is alarmed to learn that no one else had seen the man, and after several more sightings, she realizes that it is the ghost of her dead brother, Miles.

All the Days of Her Life

Author: Lurlene McDaniel
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0307776387
Format: PDF, ePub
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Out of control - that's how Lacey Duval feels in almost every aspect of her life. There's nothing she can do about her parents divorce, there's nothing she can do about the death of her young friend, there's nothing she can do about having diabetes - that's what Lacey believes. After a special summer at Jenny House, Lacey is determined to put her problems behind her. When she returns to high school, she is driven to become a part of the in crowd and win the attention of gorgeous Todd Larson. But Lacey thinks fitting in means losing weight and hiding her diabetes. She starts skipping means and experimenting with her medication - sometimes ignoring it all together. Her friends from the summer caution her to face her problems before catastrophe strikes. Is it too late to stop the destructive process Lacey has set in motion? From the Paperback edition.

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion Sexuality and Gender

Author: Donald L. Boisvert
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474237800
Format: PDF
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How do religion, gender and sexuality interact? How have they impacted, and continue to impact, human culture? The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality and Gender brings together, for the first time, the key texts in the field. Designed as a textbook for use in a classroom setting, it offers thought-provoking selections of some of the most compelling and timely readings available today. The Reader is divided into three parts (bodies; desires; performances). Each considers, from a thematic perspective, the ways in which people have made sense of their religious and sexual experiences, the ways they imagine and talk about gender, sex and the sacred, and the multiple meanings they ascribe to them. Traditions represented include indigenous spiritualities, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Asian traditions and new religious movements. Some readings are more theoretical or historical in nature, thereby providing wide-ranging contexts for reflection and discussion. The reader includes extensive introductions to the book as a whole and to each of the three parts, as well as short paragraphs contextualizing each of the readings. Each section includes discussion questions for classroom use; additional readings and resources, as well as a glossary of key terms, are also provided. The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality and Gender is an ideal resource for courses on religion and sexuality, religion and gender, or religion and contemporary culture more generally.

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood

Author: Anna Strhan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474251129
Format: PDF
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From recent sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church, to arguments about faith schools and religious indoctrination, this volume considers the interconnection between the actual lives of children and the position of children as placeholders for the future. Childhood has often been a particular site of struggle for negotiating the location of religion in public and everyday social life, and children's involvement and non-involvement in religion raises strong feelings because they represent the future of religious and secular communities, even of society itself. The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood provides a rich resource for students and scholars of this interdisciplinary field, and addresses wider questions about the distinctiveness of childhood and its religious dimensions in historical and contemporary perspective. Divided into five thematic parts, the volume provides classic, contemporary, and specially commissioned readings from a range of perspectives, including the sociological, anthropological, historical, and theological. Case studies range from Augustine's description of childhood in Confessions, the psychology of religion and childhood, to religion in children's literature, religious education, and Qur'anic schools. - Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, in the UK and Europe, USA, Latin America and Africa - An introduction situates each thematic part, and each reading is contextualised by the editors - Guidance on further reading and study questions are provided on the book's webpage

Book of a Thousand Days

Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408812991
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When a beautiful princess refuses to marry the prince her father has chosen, her father is furious and locks her in a tower. She has seven long years of solitude to think about her insolence. But the princess is not entirely alone - she has her maid, Dashti. Petulant and spoilt, the princess eats the food in their meagre store as if she were still at court, and Dashti soon realises they must either escape or slowly starve. But during their captivity, resourceful Dashti discovers that there is something far more sinister behind her princess's fears of marrying the prince, and when they do break free from the tower, they find a land laid to waste and the kingdom destroyed. They were safe in the tower, now they are at the mercy of the evil prince with a terrible secret. Thrilling, captivating, and a masterful example of storytelling at its best. The princess's maid is a feisty and thoroughly modern heroine, in this wonderfully timeless story.

Reading the Rocks

Author: Brenda Maddox
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632869136
Format: PDF
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A rich and exuberant group biography of the early geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history. The birth of geology was fostered initially by gentlemen whose wealth supported their interests, but in the nineteenth century, it was advanced by clergymen, academics, and women whose findings expanded the field. Reading the Rocks brings to life this eclectic cast of characters who brought passion, eccentricity, and towering intellect to the discovery of how Earth was formed. Geology opened a window on the planet's ancient past. Contrary to the Book of Genesis, the rocks and fossils dug up showed that Earth was immeasurably old. Moreover, fossil evidence revealed progressive changes in life forms. It is no coincidence that Charles Darwin was a keen geologist. Acclaimed biographer and science writer Brenda Maddox's story goes beyond William Smith, the father of English geology; Charles Lyell, the father of modern geology; and James Hutton, whose analysis of rock layers unveiled what is now called "deep time.†? She also explores the livesof fossil hunter Mary Anning, the Reverend William Buckland, Darwin, and many others--their triumphs and disappointments, and the theological, philosophical, and scientific debates their findings provoked. Reading the Rocks illustrates in absorbing and revelatory details how this group of early geologists changed irrevocably our understanding of the world.

All We Have Left

Author: Wendy Mills
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1681194325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A haunting and heart-wrenching story of two girls, two time periods, and the one event that changed their lives--and the world--forever.