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Ex-lawyer and herb-shop proprietor China Bayles stumbles into her latest adventure when she accompanies a friend to a nearby monastery for a peaceful retreat--and discovers a mystery centering around the death of the Mother Superior.
During two short seasons at the track, Ruffian was hailed as the greatest thoroughbred filly of all time. Unbeaten in her first ten starts, she shattered one record after another, dazzling crowds with both her beauty and her brilliant speed. Then tragedy struck on the afternoon of July 6, 1975. Ruffian broke down-on the lead-in the middle of a match race at Belmont Park. Later that night she had to be destroyed. Ruffian: Burning from the Startis the story of this exceptional filly, a horse so dominating, so powerful, that writer Walter Farley once suggested she was more like the fictional legend, the Black Stallion, than any colt he had ever seen. Beginning with her earliest days in Kentucky, the book follows Ruffian at every stage of her career and through the agony of her final hours- venturing behind the scenes of the racing world and exploring the politics and personalities that came together to shape this extraordinary filly's fate.
Volume 13 of the Thoroughbred Legends series concerns the spirited filly, Ruffian. Her uncompromising will to win made her one of the most endearing horses of all time.
Seb Rolvenden is a writer who lives in a lighthouse in Essex. On his grandfather_s death he comes into some papers which reveal that Seb_s grandfather, when young, was involved in the sensational disappearance in London of Julian Warbeck, an impressionist painter, and his masterpiece, Ruffian on the Stair. Seeing a book in this, Seb goes off in pursuit of a trail of clues left in his grandfather_s papers, unwittingly alerting others who are also after the lost masterpiece. His enquiries lead him to Jersey and to France, where among Seb_s discoveries is the grave of the Vickybird, a vicious Victorian rentboy and artist_s model whom his grandfather had known in London in the 1890s and who may have been the actual murderer of Julian Rawbeck. As the mystery deepens a chance encounter leads Seb to the whereabouts of the missing masterpiece _ but the painting has one further explosive secret to reveal to him. Praise for Gary Newman's Previous Novels_In what turns out to be an intriguing case of murder and romance, the author brings London_s East End and India under the Raj vividly to life_ Publishers Weekly_The author succeeds admirably in recreating Victorian London, both in character and setting. Fans of Anne Perry and other Victorian mysteries will enjoy. _ Library Journal_A most satisfying gothic detective tale_ Booklist
Praise for Gary Newman: "The author succeeds admirably in recreating Victorian London, both in character and setting. Fans of Anne Perry and other Victorian mysteries will enjoy."--Library Journal On his grandfather's death, writer Seb Rolvenden inherits papers which reveal that his grandfather was involved in the disappearance of a painter and his masterpiece. Seeing a book in this, Seb pursues a trail of clues that the papers reveal. Gary Newman has taught foreign languages both in the United Kingdom and abroad and now works as a translator. He lives in northeast England.From the Hardcover edition.
STRICTLY SPEAKING, BODYGUARDING'S NOT MY LINE. BUT IN PIGEON FORK, KENTUCKY, A DETECTIVES GOT TO BE A TAD FLEXIBLE... Back in high school, Priscilla Vandeventer once decked a guy for calling her "Skinny." Well Priss wasn't skinny anymore-she was downright curvy-but she was as hot-tempered as ever. She made it perfectly clear she didn't want a bodyguard-not even me, Haskell Blevins, Pigeon Fork's one and only private eye. Her father, old Jacob Vandeventer-the poultry millionaire-had hired me after receiving a note demanding $100,000 in return for Priscilla's safety. Trouble was, no one had actually kidnapped Priss-yet. Matter of fact, I was beginning to think Priss herself had sent the note to make Jacob sit up and take notice. It was plain to see that Priss was overworked and underappreciated at Vandeventer Poultry, all on account of being a woman. Then someone bashed Jacob in the head with his prized bronze chicken statue, and stuck a knife in his chest, and I didn't know whether Priss was my client or my number one suspect. ...
Ruffly, a mutt who hears for the hearing-impaired, tunes into sounds no humans can hear when he and his owner move into the home of a recently deceased dog-lover--and amateur sleuth Holly Winter suspects murder.From the Paperback edition.
You've never met anyone quite like Rufus Moffat. He gets things done, but he gets them done his way.When he wants to check out library books, Rufus teaches himself to write...even though he doesn't yet know how to read. When food is scarce, he plants some special "Rufus beans" that actually grow...despite his digging them up every day to check on them. And Rufus has friends that other people don't even know exist! He discovers the only invisible piano player in town, has his own personal flying horse for a day, and tours town with the Cardboard Boy, his dearest friend-and enemy.Rufus isn't just the youngest Moffat, he's also the cleverest, the funniest, and the most unforgettable.Eleanor Estes's beloved Moffats stories are being published in new editions as Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classics. The original interior illustrations have been retained, but handsome new cover art by Tricia Tusa gives the books a fresh, timeless appeal for today's readers.
From the Book Jacket: Rufus was born free in the Scottish highlands; but when he came into the possession of Don MacCaskill, he proved a willing captive. Not surprising in viewof the understanding care and loving attention he received in the MacCaskill household. The wonderful part about this story is how Rufus responded to his captivity and to the other pets in the MacCaskill household. There was Cronk the raven, Shuna the Labrador pup, and Cassius the half-wild kitten; and Rufus became close friends with them all. Ernest Dudley has written a factual narrative of great warmth about an animal too often condemned to death for reasons not always valid and seldom without abiding prejudice. The book recounts how this playful, affectionate fox refuses to return to the wild; how he becomes acquainted with a vixen, mates, and breeds young in captivity. How Rufus allows strangers to hold him; how he poses for pictures; and how his unique personality captivates all who come to know him. This revealing document will be deeply enjoyed by everyone who loves animals or is interested in animal behavior.
Rugby a chocolate lab, was used to being the only dog around his house. But then one day Rosie came to live with him. Rosie was being raised to become a Guide Dog at Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Can Rugby learn to love Rosie?
A comprehensive, action-packed guide to playing rugby. Rugby is the fastest-growing contact sport in North America. This hard-hitting game, long popular at college campuses, is now being played at high schools and community parks. The new edition of the best-selling Rugby Skills, Tactics and Rules presents the latest information on all aspects of the game, along with an updated list of useful addresses. The book also features exciting images from the 2007 World Cup, including expert captions that describe the very latest skills and tactics used at the highest level. Features include: All the tactics and skills of the game at every level -- for beginners, experienced players and coaches Over 150 color photographs with captions explaining player positions and strategies Basic and specialized skills Coaching, including training, team patterns and motivation The rules and laws of the game, including playing field dimensions Fascinating trivia and amusing stories from around the world. Complete with glossary, a rules section, updated addresses and websites, this book has everything a player, coach or fan needs to enjoy the game.
This short eBook teaches you how to take apart and reassemble your Ruger 10/22 with confidence. Thanks to clear Assembly/Disassembly instructions and crisp photography - aided by gun expert J. B. Wood's sage advice - you'll save an expensive trip to the gunsmith by getting to know your gun inside and out!
She made the bold proposition to get under his skin. And by Tomas Carlisle's reaction, Angelina Mori succeeded. Angie knew that tragedy had turned her friend hard and remote. . . like the Australian outback he loved. Still, she was scandalized that after confessing her secret fantasies about him, after offering the bear the Carlisle heir his father's will demanded in one year's time, he'd dared to suggest they make a baby. . . without sharing his bed. Well, she'd wanted Tomas to imagine a better way. The way nature intended. Because being so intimate with Tomas might not simply save his family's fortune. . . but the man himself.
FabulousFathersFOREVER A FATHERWhen single dad Stone Tyler first met the beautiful and free-spirited Dahlia nine years ago, he was a rough-edged cowboy with no intention of getting married-ever. But it wasn't long before he was asking for Dahlia's hand, certain their love would last forever.But then an unthinkable tragedy struck their blissful home and tore his family apart. Although Stone and Dahlia couldn't deny the love that brought them together, they were suddenly separated by a world of pain and grief. Now Stone had to find a way to save his family and somehow convince his wife a lifetime of love awaited them....This ranchin' dad would do anything to save his family.
RAWHIDE... J. D. Cawthon was a rugged Texas cowboy...he spent his solitary life riding the fence lines and birthing cattle. He knew he could handle anything the wild West threw at him. Until he spent one night of passion with Joanie Summers and found his world invaded by... RUGRATS! Two feisty five-year-olds, hell-bent on turning his quiet little ranch into Custer's last stand. But even more frightening than the adorable duo was the one on the way! Joanie was having J.D.'s baby! And somehow the five of them had to make a family!
Based on the Rugrats Valentine's Day Special It's "Valumtime's" Day! Will the babies find Spike a special valentine? Who is Phil's secret admirer? Will Angelica or Susie succeed in winning the heart of Timmy McNulty? Find out in this delightful story as the Rugrats realize the true meaning of Valentine's Day!
The Rugrats decide to go on a mission to outer space--in their car.
Why did the bugs go to Paris? They wanted to be French flies! When is Chuckie like a bell? When he's a ring bearer. The babies go to Paris! This collection of over 100 jokes based on their latest movie adventure is sure to keep fans rolling in the aisles!
Rare is the cookbook that redefines how we cook. And rare is the author who can do so with the ease and expertise of acclaimed writer and culinary authority Michael Ruhlman. Twenty distills Ruhlman's decades of cooking, writing, and working with the world's greatest chefs into twenty essential ideas from ingredients to processes to attitude that are guaranteed to make every cook more accomplished. Whether cooking a multi-course meal, the juiciest roast chicken, or just some really good scrambled eggs, Ruhlman reveals how a cooks success boils down to the same twenty concepts. With the illuminating expertise that has made him one of the most esteemed food journalists, Ruhlman explains the hows and whys of each concept and reinforces those discoveries through 100 recipes for everything from soups to desserts, all detailed in over 300 photographs. Cooks of all levels will revel in Ruhlman's game-changing Twenty.
The climactic conclusion of The Year of Rogue Dragons! Madness takes hold, Sammaster draws closer to victory, and forgotten secrets are revealed at last. Dorn and the rogue dragons will have to find the source of a millennia-old curse, then find some way to destroy it, before the Rage overcomes the world.
Charm, wit, and nerves of steel have helped Marcus Lithgow gamble his way across the Continent. But when his heart is at stake, all bets are off for this most perfect rogue . . . Anne Brotherton is sick and tired of being an heiress. She cannot bring herself to marry a fortune hunter. Why cant men like her for her sharp mind and kind heart rather than her impressive dowry? Just when she is about to bow to her fate as a confirmed spinster, she meets the handsome and charming Marcus Lithgow. Its been years since Marcus set foot in England--why toy with the ton when he can fleece wealthy fools in Paris and Rome? Yet everything changes when he inherits a ramshackle estate. Marcuss first and only chance at a respectable life needs funding . . . the kind Anne Brotherton can provide. Such a wallflower should be ripe for the picking. So why does Marcus feel like hes the one hanging by a thread?She nearly falls for Marcuss smooth seduction. But when Anne realizes shes being strung along, a lust for payback empowers her like never before. Two can play the game of deception. The game of love, however, has its own rules . . .
In a groundbreaking book that recasts the history of the Cold War, bestselling author Priscilla J. McMillan exposes, for the first time, the truth behind J. Robert Oppenheimer's 1954 trial on charges of violating national security. Drawing on newly declassified papers and extensive interviews, McMillan places Oppenheimer's opposition to development of the hydrogen bomb at the heart of the story--opposition that made him the victim of government officials who, conspiring with rival scientist Edward Teller, deceived President Eisenhower and trapped the enigmatic genius who had done more than anyone to build the atomic bomb. A chilling exposé of the McCarthy-era conspiracy that helped propel the East-West arms race, this is a spellbinding work of history.
How did Roman Britain end? This new study draws on fresh archaeological discoveries to argue that the end of Roman Britain was not the product of either a violent cataclysm or an economic collapse. Instead, the structure of late antique society, based on the civilian ideology of paideia, was forced to change by the disappearance of the Roman state. By the fifth century elite power had shifted to the warband and the edges of their swords. In this book Dr Gerrard describes and explains that process of transformation and explores the role of the 'Anglo-Saxons' in this time of change. This profound ideological shift returned Britain to a series of 'small worlds', the existence of which had been hidden by the globalizing structures of Roman imperialism. Highly illustrated, the book includes two appendices, which detail Roman cemetery sites and weapon trauma, and pottery assemblages from the period.
The dream Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar shared of uniting Europe, the Medi-terranean, and the Middle East in a single community shuddered and then collapsed in the wars and disasters of the sixth century. Historian and classicist James J. O'Donnell--who last brought readers his masterful, disturbing, and revelatory biography of Saint Augustine--revisits this old story in a fresh way, bringing home its sometimes painful relevance to today's issues. With unexpected detail and in his hauntingly vivid style, O'Donnell begins at a time of apparent Roman revival and brings readers to the moment of imminent collapse that just preceded the rise of Islam. Illegal migrations of peoples, religious wars, global pandemics, and the temptations of empire: Rome's end foreshadows today's crises and offers hints how to navigate them--if present leaders will heed this story.
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