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This prequel to Pride and Prejudice begins with George Wickham at age 12, handsome and charming but also acutely aware that his friend, Fitzwilliam Darcy, is rich, whilst he is poor. His mother encourages him to exercise his charm on the young Georgiana Darcy and Anne de Bourgh in the hopes of establishing a stable of wealthy social connections. At university, Darcy and Wickham grow apart. Wickham is always drinking and wenching, whilst Darcy, who apparently has everything, is looking for something he cannot find. Wickham runs through the money Darcy gives him and then takes up with the scandalous Belle, a woman after Wickham's own greedy, black heart.
Of course she's obsessed with Jane Austen...Surrounded by appalling exes and fawning students, the only thing keeping professor Katherine Roberts sane is Jane Austen and her personal secret love for racy Regency romance novels. She thinks the Jane Austen Addicts conference in the English countryside is the perfect opportunity to escape her chaotic life and finally relax... But then she encounters a devilishly handsome man at the conference who seems determined to sweep her off her feet. Is he more fiction than fact? Or could he be the hero she didn't know she was looking for?PRAISE FOR VICTORIA CONNELLY: "Witty and original. " -The Romantic Novelists' Association
One woman holds the key to England's most glorious empire in this intimate retelling of the launch of the Tudor dynastyA magnificent portrait of Elizabeth of York, set against the dramatic background of fifteenth century England. Elizabeth, the only living descendant of Edward IV, has the most valuable possession in all of England-a legitimate claim to the crown. Two princes battle to win Britain's most rightful heiress for a bride and her kingdom for his own. On one side is her uncle Richard, the last Plantagenet King, whom she fears is the murderer of her two brothers, the would-be kings. On the other side is Henry Tudor, the exiled knight. Can he save her from a horrifying marriage to a cut-throat soldier?Thrust into the intrigue and drama of the War of the Roses, Elizabeth has a country within her grasp-if she can find the strength to unite a kingdom torn apart by a thirst for power. A richly drawn tale of the woman who launched one of the most dramatic dynasties England has ever seen, The Tudor Rose is a vibrant, imaginative look at the power of a queen.
Unlike his father, the Black Prince, or his namesake, King Richard the Lionheart, Richard II never really wanted to be king. But the mantle of royalty is thrust upon his shoulders at age 11, at a time when England is racked by unrest and class warefare. A leader as unexpected as he is inexperienced, young Richard must find a way to triumph over a fierce conflict more destructive than any foreign enemy.
The unforgettable first novel in the classic Stevenson Family Saga from epic master Malcolm MacdonaldJohn Stevenson is a just a foreman when a near-fatal accident bring young Nora Telling into his life. Her nimbleness of mind and his power of command enable them to take over the working mill and rescue it from catastrophe. Together with their friends the Thorntons-who are troubled by a marriage mismatched in passion-they are willing to risk any dare, commit themselves to any act of cunning on their climb from rags to riches.The first novel in the classic Stevenson Family Saga, The World from Rough Stones is the epic story of two ambitious but poor young people who, at the very start of the Victorian Era, combine their considerable talents to found a dynasty and go on to fame and fortune."A monumental saga...rich and tremendous." -Boston Globe"A saga of immense power...the most exciting since the Swanns of Delderfield and the Forsytes of Galsworthy!" -Cincinatti Times"Zestful research and Macdonald's mastery of the dialects and speech of all classes bring his novel noisily to life from the first to the last page." -The [London] Times"A powerful new novel...a successful attempt to blend fiction with authenticity. The story is rich with colourful characters, brawling, boozing, and bedding...leaves the reader waiting impatiently for the next novel in what must be a memorable series." -Yorkshire Evening Post
Contrary, opinionated, and headstrong, she's no typical Victorian lady...Becky Collins has always been determined not to submit to the pressures of Victorian society. But her marriage doesn't bring her the opportunities she'd hoped for, and her outspokenness does not find favor with the gentrified ladies of Pemberley.As the unintended consequences of her errors in judgment engulf her, Becky begins to understand what's really important in life. But has she learned her lessons too late?"Truly a masterpiece that any Austen fan would enjoy." -Beverly Wong, author of Pride & Prejudice Prudence"Collins painstakingly recreates pitch-perfect Austen period notes which her fans will relish." -Publishers Weekly"Inventive plot lines, credible characters, and an engaging style. Add to this an enviable knowledge of the history and culture of the period and a sensitive appreciation of the values and traditions that underlie the novels of Jane Austen." -Book News"Rebecca Ann Collins has taken the characters of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and weaves new story lines and characters so seamlessly." -A Bibliophile's Bookshelf
Four women meet in an empty conference room. Each is slightly nervous, slightly intrigued and all are armed with steamy fantasies of their own creation. What was once a boring lunchtime literary club is transformed into something else, something forbidden, something that will make them forever friends. "Who knew writing about and reading about dirty sexual peccadilloes could be so cathartic and life-affirming?" --Kirkus Reviews "A clever and bawdy debut with characters that immediately transport the reader onto a sexy rollercoaster ride of fun. A daring novel of shared female fantasies that most women would never reveal in polite, or for that matter, impolite, company. --Suzy Parker, author of Sex in the South"A sexy, raucous adventure about four women discovering the best secrets of friendship, work and love." --Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family "This is the debut of an obviously gifted writer whose ear for dialogue and eye for detail (to say nothing of the sensual and sexual sort) put Lisa Beth Kovetz's name on my list of authors to look forward to reading." --Laura Van Wormer, bestselling author of Riverside Drive"An always entertaining account of four strong characters who become friends and, in the end, much more." --Booklist"When Lisa Beth Kovetz wrote The Tuesday Erotica Club she was in an erotic mood. Join the club and have some fun!" --Sidney Sheldon
A lost love returns, rekindling forgotten passions...In Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, when Marianne Dashwood marries Colonel Brandon, she puts her heartbreak over dashing scoundrel John Willoughby in the past. Three years later, Willoughby's return throws Marianne into a tizzy of painful memories and exquisite feelings of uncertainty. Willoughby is as charming, as roguish, and as much in love with her as ever. And the timing couldn't be worse-with Colonel Brandon away and Willoughby determined to win her back, will Marianne find the strength to save her marriage, or will the temptation of a previous love be too powerful to resist?Praise for Lydia Bennet's Story: "A breathtaking Regency romp!"-- Diana Birchall, author of Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma"An absolute delight to read."-- Historical Novels Review"Odiwe emulates Austen's famous wit, and manages to give Lydia a happily-ever-after ending worthy of any Regency romance heroine."-- Booklist"Odiwe pays nice homage to Austen's stylings and endears the reader to the formerly secondary character, spoiled and impulsive Lydia Bennet."-- Publisher's Weekly"Rollicking good fun with a surprise twist."-- Austenprose
The how of Pooh? The Tao of who? The Tao of Pooh!?! In which it is revealed that one of the world's great Taoist masters isn't Chinese--or a venerable philosopher--but is in fact none other that that effortlessly calm, still, reflective bear. A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh!While Eeyore frets, and Piglet hesitates, and Rabbit calculates, and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is.<P> And that's a clue to the secret wisdom of the Taoists.
This book is about the ethical issues that clinicians encounter in caring for patients such as informed consent, truth telling, confidentiality, privacy, the distinction between research and clinical care, and end-of-life care.
The book talks in detail about the history of the food stamp program and the development of its regulations along with the case study in the larger perspective of legislative, administrative, and interest group behavior.
The Ordinary Business of Life: A History of Economics from the Ancient World to the Twenty-First Centuryby Roger E. Backhouse
In some of Western culture's earliest writings, Hesiod defined the basic economic problem as one of scarce resources, a view still held by most economists. Diocletian tried to save the falling Roman Empire with wage and price fixes--a strategy that has not gone entirely out of style. And just as they did in the late nineteenth century, thinkers trained in physics renovated economic inquiry in the late twentieth century. Taking us from Homer to the frontiers of game theory, this book presents an engrossing history of economics, what Alfred Marshall called "the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life." While some regard economics as a modern invention, Roger Backhouse shows that economic ideas were influential even in antiquity--and that the origins of contemporary economic thought can be traced back to the ancients. He reveals the genesis of what we have come to think of as economic theory and shows the remarkable but seldom explored impact of economics, natural science, and philosophy on one another. Along the way, he introduces the fascinating characters who have thought about money and markets, including theologians, philosophers, politicians, lawyers, and poets as well as economists themselves. We learn how some of history's most influential concepts arose from specific times and places: from the Stoic notion of natural law to the mercantilism that rose with the European nation-state; from postwar development economics to the recent experimental and statistical economics made possible by affluence and powerful computers. Vividly written and unprecedented in its integration of ancient and modern economic history, this book is the best history of economics--and among the finest intellectual histories--to be published since Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers. It proves that economics has been anything but "the dismal science."
This textbook provides thorough coverage of all traditional Algebra 2 concepts and skills. It also includes chapters on Trignometry.
His name is Tamura. A private in the Japanese Army during the last stages of World War II. He is separated from his forces and far behind enemy lines. is struggle to maintain his dignity amid the awesome terrors and exigencies of war is the basis for this great modern Japanese novel. Tamura hears of a port still in the hands of his own troops and he attempts to walk to safety. One by one this sensitive and intelligent man's ties to humanity are severed. He falls into hallucinations. Devoid of hope, isolate, bordering on insanity, he is driven to committing what he considers to be the ultimate human sin.
Charles Spurgeon unwraps God's gift of hope as he presents us with strong encouragement and a powerful tool for surviving daily struggles and temptations. This book will renew and strengthen your walk with Christ as you discover how to weather difficult personal storms, experience God's secure protection, receive daily strength and encouragement, turn painful memories into blessings, and build a solid foundation of faith and trust. No case is too desperate for God. There is no problem He cannot overcome. Hope in God can see you through your greatest difficulties.
Written by a West Indies author, this is the coming of age of story of Tee. Along with that, she is moving from village-based life to city-based values and becomes as bigoted as she once denounced. Includes a glossary and study questions. There are numerous errors in the print copy, which were left intact due to copyright laws.
Jakkin and his girlfriend, Akki, discover a primitive cult that sacrifices dragons.
Black Rain is centered around the story of a young woman who was caught in the radioactive "black rain" that fell after the bombing of Hiroshima. lbuse bases his tale on real-life diaries and interviews with victims of the holocaust; the result is a book that is free from sentimentality yet manages to reveal the magnitude of the human suffering caused by the atom bomb. The life of Yasuko, on whom the black rain fell, is changed forever by periodic bouts of radiation sickness and the suspicion that her future children, too, may be affected. <P> lbuse tempers the horror of his subject with the gentle humor for which he is famous. His sensitivity to the complex web of emotions in a traditional community torn asunder by this historical event has made Black Rain one of the most acclaimed treatments of the Hiroshima story.
Regional Economic Issues Special Report, October 14: 25 Years of Transition Post-Communist Europe and the IMFby Ruben Atoyan James Roaf Bikas Joshi Krzysztof Krzysztof an IMF Staff Team
A report from the International Monetary Fund.
Over the past fifteen years countries in Latin America made tremendous progress in strengthening their economies and improving living standards. Although output fell temporarily during the global financial crisis, most economies staged a rapid recovery. However, economic activity across the region has been cooling off and the region is facing a more challenging period ahead. This book argues that Latin America can rise to the challenge, and policymakers in the region are already implementing reforms in education, energy, and other sectors. More is needed, and more is possible, in Latin America's quest to continue to improve living standards.
[From the back cover:] "From patriotism, familial and brotherly affection, first romances, and passion--to loss, anguish and tragedy--these verses express a unique American voice on the subject of love. The anthology contains 94 inspiring love poems from 47 American poets, encompassing works from colonial days to the twentieth century. Among the poets included are Anne Bradstreet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Theodore Dreiser, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Sara Teasdale, Ezra Pound, Robinson Jeffers, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Sylvia Plath. The anthology also includes 30 lovely illustrations and a section of poet biographies." Pictures are described.
Originally published in 1998 and a best seller in its hardcover and paperback publications, Gary Kinder's Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea tells the story of the sinking of the SS Central America, a side-wheel steamer carrying nearly six hundred passengers returning from the California Gold Rush, two hundred miles off the Carolina coast in September 1857. Over four hundred lives and twenty-one tons of California gold were lost. It was the worst peacetime disaster at sea in American history, a tragedy that remained lost in legend for over a century. In the 1980s, a young engineer from Ohio set out to do what no one, not even the U. S. Navy, had been able to do: establish a working presence on the deep ocean floor and open it to science, archaeology, history, medicine, and recovery. The SS Central America became the target of his project. After years of intensive efforts, Tommy Thompson and the Columbus-America Discovery Group found the Central America in eight thousand feet of water, and in October 1989 they sailed into Norfolk with her recovered treasure: gold coins, bars, nuggets, and dust, plus steamer trunks filled with period clothes, newspapers, books, journals, and even an intact cigar sealed under water for 130 years. Life magazine called it "the greatest treasure ever found. " Gary Kinder tells an extraordinary tale of history, human drama, heroic rescue, scientific ingenuity, and individual courage. Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea is a testament to the human will to triumph over adversity. It is also a great American adventure story of the opening of Earth's last frontier.
Over 100 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that will help any food lover manage and live with diabetesOver two million Canadians have diabetes--with 10 percent living with type 1 diabetes, and the remaining type 2. With recipes reflecting Canada's diverse, multicultural population, this unique cookbook contains over a hundred mouthwatering recipes for everything from tempting appetizers like feta bruschetta and toasted walnut hummus to entrees like tandoori chicken and glazed asian lamb. Desserts and satisfying snacks aren't off the menu, either--the book contains recipes for sour cream chocolate chip cake, fruit trifle, and chocolate zucchini muffins that will satisfy the sweetest tooth.Based on the latest recommendations from the Canadian Diabetes AssociationIncludes a 16-page full-color insert of photos of the book's many tempting dishesLoaded with information for cooks with diabetes, the book also includes timesaving meal planning suggestions, shopping advice, and tips for plotting out a month of diverse and delicious menus. An essential companion volume to the bestselling Diabetes for Canadians For Dummies, this indispensable cookbook will help those with diabetes and their loved ones prepare and enjoy healthy, great-tasting food.
A "how-to" guide to boosting sales through predictive andprescriptive analytics Data Driven is a uniquely practical guide to increasingsales success, using the power of data analytics. Written by one ofthe world's leading authorities on the topic, this book shows youhow to transform the corporate sales function by leveraging bigdata into better decision-making, more informed strategy, andincreased effectiveness throughout the organization. Engaging andinformative, this book tells the story of a newly hired sales chiefunder intense pressure to deliver higher performance from her team,and how data analytics becomes the ultimate driver behind the salesfunction turnaround. Each chapter features insightful commentaryand practical notes on the points the story raises, and one entirechapter is devoted solely to laying out the Prescriptive ActionModel step-by-step giving you the actionable guidance you need toput it into action in your own organization.Predictive and prescriptive analytics is poised to changecorporate sales, and companies that fail to adapt to the newrealities and adopt the new practices will be left behind. Thisbook explains why the Prescriptive Action Model is the keycorporate sales weapon of the 21st Century, and how you canimplement this dynamic new resource to bring value to yourbusiness.Exploit one of the last remaining sources of competitiveadvantageRe-engineer the sales function to optimize success ratesImplement a more effective analytics model to drive efficientchangeBoost operational effectiveness and decision making with bigdataThere are fewer competitive edges to gain than ever before. Theonly thing that's left is to execute business with maximumefficiency and make the smartest business decisions possible.Predictive analytics is the essential method behind this newstandard, and Data Driven is the practical guide tocomplete, efficient implementation.
In this second edition of the book that has become a classic in the field, award-winning author Stephen D. Brookfield offers inspiration and down-to-earth advice to new and seasoned teachers. The Skillful Teacher is a comprehensive guide that shows how to thrive on the unpredictability and diversity of classroom life and includes insights developed from the hundreds of workshops conducted by the author. This new edition also reflects the many changes that have come about in the decade since the book was first published and includes new chapters that deal with emerging topics such as classroom diversity and teaching in online learning environments.