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A brilliant new heroine with a nose for mystery and adventure - for all fans of Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow and Murder Most Unladylike.After solving a case of potential identity theft, Connie Carew is back in her second mystery. This time, it takes place aboard a luxury ocean liner, bound for New York. Only, there's trouble at sea. Someone is trying to harm the passengers. Why? Who has a grudge against whom? It's up to Connie to investigate the secrets of all the passengers as, mile by nautical mile, the ship sails closer towards disaster.Connie is a clever, witty and opinionated young detective, living at an exciting time - the early part of the 20th century when women were beginning to carve careers and lives of their own. Patricia Elliott has been widely praised for her historical fiction. This is Patricia writing at her very best.
Penniless, and escaping the horrors of life as a governess to brutal households, Maud seeks refuge with the cousin-by-marriage she never knew. But her efforts to please Juliana are met with increasing levels of contempt as it becomes apparent that Juliana is jealous of Maud's youth and beauty. Further, Juliana quashes Maud's emerging friendships with the staff and locals - especially John, the artist commissioned to restore the sinister Doom in the local church. John, however, is smitten with Maud and makes every effort to woo her. Maud, isolated and thwarted at every turn, continues to take the laudanum which was her only solace in London (and which was commonplace in Victorian London). Soon she becomes dependent on the drug - so is this the cause of her fresh anxieties? Or is someone - or something - plotting her demise? Is the devil in the corner of the Doom a reality, or a figment of her imagination? And what is its power? Will Maud ever learn the truth of her inheritance and be free? Will she lose John for ever?
Aggie's life in the village with her aunt is as normal as can be. She has never questioned the rule of the Ministration, or the power of the divine beings - the birds. Then she is sent for by the Master of Murkmere, the great house nearby, who wishes her to be companion to his ward, Leah. Needing the money, Aggie reluctantly leaves her aunt and enters a new life. But all is not well up at the house. The Master is crippled and unhappy, trapped in a wheelchair, hemmed in with bars, for others' safety, as well as his own. Life is ruled by the steward, Silas, who fascinates and repels Aggie in equal measure. And Leah - the strangest of them all - challenges everything Aggie has ever been taught.
Ever since its inception, British cinema has been obsessed with crime and the criminal. One of the first narrative films to be produced in Britain, the Hepworth's 1905 short Rescued by Rover, was a fast-paced, quick-edited tale of abduction and kidnap, and the first British sound film, Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail (1930), centered on murder and criminal guilt. For a genre seemingly so important to the British cinematic character, there is little direct theoretical or historical work focused on it. The Britain of British cinema is often written about in terms of national history, ethnic diversity, or cultural tradition, yet very rarely in terms of its criminal tendencies and dark underbelly. This volume assumes that, to know how British cinema truly works, it is necessary to pull back the veneer of the costume piece, the historical drama, and the rom-com and glimpse at what is underneath. For every Brief Encounter (1945) there is a Brighton Rock (2010), for every Notting Hill (1999) there is a Long Good Friday (1980).
Endorsed for the Edexcel A-level specification from 2016.Develop all four language skills with a single textbook that has clear progression from GCSE and throughout the new A level.- Clear progression through four stages of learning: transition, AS, A-level and extension- Develops language skills through reading, listening, speaking and writing tasks, plus translation and research practice- Exposes students to authentic topical stimulus and film and literature tasters for every work- Equips students with the tools they need to succeed with learning strategies throughout - Prepares students for the assessment with advice on the new individual research project and essay-writing - Builds grammar skills with exercises throughout and a detailed grammar reference sectionAudio resources to accompany the Student Book can be purchased in several ways: 1) as part of the Dynamic Learning Teaching and Learning resource2) downloaded separately3) as part of the Student eTextbook. The Audio Resources and Teaching and Learning Resources are not part of the approval process.
This very approachable text combines instruction in parts of speech and sentence structure with down-to-earth examples and examination of some of the more amusing and peculiar words in the English language. A chapter on clear e-mail communication and etiquette is brand new in this edition, as are many of the author's challenging "Brain Ticklers." A helpful chapter on how to edit a school paper has also been heavily revised and updated.
Making healthy, delicious food for the family doesn't have to take forever. These recipes and time-saving tips can have anyone--even novice cooks--serving up memorable meals in minutes.<P> Each of the 85 recipes is further broken down into infant- and toddler-friendly versions adapted from an adult main dish so you can easily prepare them at the same time. The tasty recipes include Roasted Vegetable Lasagna, hearty Chicken Burgers, Lamb Tagine, Scallops with Spicy Black Bean Sauce, and much more.
Give baby the best start in life with these 100 super-healthy recipes-and establish good eating habits that will last a lifetime. Renée Elliott, the creator of Britain's Planet Organic supermarket chain, has created a collection of easy-to-make dishes that focus on organic ingredients, excellent nutritional value, and child-appealing taste. The yummy selection ranges from Dried Apricot Purée and Spelt Pancakes to Chicken & Mushroom Pasta, Mini Pita Pizzas, and Blueberry Bread. Each recipe has at-a-glance ingredient symbols, as well as preparation and storage tips, and weekly meal planners show when it's right to introduce different foods. Whether you're weaning your baby at six months or cooking for your toddler or five-year-old, this cookbook will show you how to create fabulous nourishing meals your children will love.
The Lockwood triplets are charged with helping to save the world-but at a high cost.Coral is always in the middle, always the family peacemaker. She's the sister with the most to prove. When a freak snowstorm halts her Florida summer, signaling the Norse end of the world, she tracks down Taran Breen-a would-be warrior carrying Thor's soul. A boy who's fought his temper all his life and is now a suspect for murder.One who looks at her as no other has before.As roaring seas surge and terrifying underworld creatures emerge for battle, can Coral control her goddess magic and protect Taran? Because now she has a chance for more than her crazy life-as long as she and Taran win....It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power to change the world's destiny.But only if they survive...
It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power to change the world's destiny.<P> But only if they survive…<P> Kat Lockwood grew up listening to her unhinged mother's stories about the Norse goddess souls she and her triplet sisters carry, about fiery deaths and a prophecy foretelling the world's end. Now, to save that world, Kat must find a guy who hosts the soul of a Norse god--a warrior with the lightest blond hair and the darkest brown eyes.<P> But at a truck stop on her road trip, Kat freezes time while she writes out a cryptic message in runes. The only other person able to see this happen? A gorgeous guy with the lightest blond hair and the darkest brown eyes.<P> Kat's not convinced peaceful Arun is the future warrior who will turn the tide in the final battle. Yet, Arun turns out to be a lot tougher than he seems. As soul-carrying teens and underworld creatures gather over the world’s deadliest volcano, Kat finds that no one, including her sisters and mother, is exactly who she thought they were...<P> Sisters of Fate<P> The prophecy doesn't lie: one is doomed to die.
It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power to change the world's destiny. But only if they survive...The Lockwood triplets have had the prophecy drummed into their heads since birth. Still, Raven, the eldest of the sisters, can't believe it's really happening. She's the reincarnation of a Norse goddess? One of the sisters is destined to die? When it starts snowing in summer in Florida, the sisters fear the worst has come to pass. Ragnarok, the Norse end of the world, has begun.Raven finds herself the secret protector of Vanir, a boy with two wolves, a knowledge of Norse magic and a sense of destiny he can't quite explain. He's intense, sexy and equally determined to save her when it becomes clear someone is endangering them. Raven doesn't know if getting closer to him will make a difference in the coming battle, but her heart isn't giving her a choice.Ahead of the sisters is the possibility of death at the hand of a warrior, death by snow, death by water or death by fire.Or even from something else...Sisters of FateThe prophecy doesn't lie: one is doomed to die.
From the #1 bestselling author of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids comes a brand-new joke collection with hundreds of spooky knee-slappers to make you cackle about monsters, mayhem, and more.Rob Elliott's irresistible comedic genius returns to make your little ghosts and goblins laugh with nonstop puns, jokes, and other absurdities about everything that goes bump in the night. This refreshing classic is a perfect fit for the entire family to enjoy together!How does a monster like his coffee? With scream and sugar!
The first-ever Christmas collection from the #1 bestselling author of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids is finally here with hundreds of holiday- and winter-themed jokes to make the season bright.The holiday season just got a whole lot merrier now that Rob Elliott is back with another instant classic full of fresh, frosty fun to bring the whole family together. These pages are bursting with laughter to warm up the fireside, the sledding slopes, and everywhere in between.Why don't lobsters give Christmas presents? Because they're shellfish!
Ann dreams of a marriage proposal from her poetic suitor, Eli--until Will Hanby shows her that nobility is more than fine words.On a small farm in 19th-century Ohio, young Ann Miller is pursued by the gallant Eli Bowen, son of a prominent family. Eli is the suitor of Ann's dreams. Like her, he enjoys poetry and beautiful things and soon, he will move to the city to become a doctor.Ann travels to Pittsburgh, accompanying her father on business. There she meets Will Hanby, a saddle-maker's apprentice. Will has spent years eking out an existence under a cruel master and his spirit is nearly broken. But Ann's compassion lights a long-dark part of his soul. Through his encounters with Ann's father, a master saddler, Will discovers new hope and courage in the midst of tremendous adversity.When the Millers must return to Ohio and their ministry there, Will resolves to find them, at any cost. If Will can make it back to Ann, will she be waiting?
Susanna is a lady of principles who values family above all. Johann seems to represent all she despises . . . but appearances can be deceiving. In 1875, Susanna Hanby is headed off to college in Westerville, Ohio, when she discovers her sister Rachel and Rachel's children have disappeared. Susanna suspects that Rachel's alcoholic husband knows more than he's saying and she vows to uncover the truth. Johann Giere is heir to a successful German-American brewery in Columbus, but longs for a career in journalism in New York City. When Johann signs on as the supplier for a new saloon in Westerville, his and Susanna's paths cross and sparks fly. A fiery temperance crusader, Susanna despises Johann's profession, but she cannot deny the attraction. When Susanna learns that Rachel's children have been indentured to orphanages in the city, she despairs that her family will be fractured forever. But Johann makes Susanna an offer she can't refuse--pitting her passion and her principles against one another. If she can find a way for her head and her heart to be in harmony, a future lovelier than daylight awaits her. Lovelier than Daylight is a story of love and faith based on the Westerville Whiskey War of 1875, a dramatic real historical event featured in the 2011 documentary Prohibition by Ken Burns. "[S]howcases a fascinating episode of American history, interweaving romance, suspense, and historical detail with unusual depth and realism." --Laura Frantz, author of Love's Reckoning and The Colonel's Lady
The Saddler's Legacy series now available in one volume! The Saddler's Legacy is an award-winning romance series based on historical events in the lives of the Hanby family, some of Westerville, Ohio's most celebrated citizens. Fairer than Morning Ann Miller dreams of a marriage proposal from her poetic suitor, Eli--until Will Hanby shows her that nobility is more than fine words. Sweeter than Birdsong Music offers Kate Winter sweet refuge from her troubles . . . but when she meets Ben Hanby she discovers that real freedom is sweeter. Lovelier than Daylight Susanna Hanby is a lady of principles who values family above all. Johann Giere seems to represent all she despises . . . but appearances can be deceiving.
Music offers Kate sweet refuge from her troubles . . . but real freedom is sweeter. In Westerville, Ohio, 1855, Kate WinterÆs dreams are almost within reach. As the first woman to graduate from Otterbein College, sheÆll be guaranteed her deepest wish: escape from the dark secret haunting her family. But with her mother determined to marry her off to a wealthy man, Kate must face reality. She has to run. Now. And she has the perfect plan. Join the upcoming musical performanceùand use it to mask her flight. Ben Hanby, Otterbein CollegeÆs musical genius, sees Kate Winter as an enigmatic creature, notable for her beauty, yet painfully shy. Then he hears her singùand the glory of her voice moves him as never before. He determines to cast her in his musical and uncover the mystery that is Kate. Still, he must keep his own secret to himself. Not even this intriguing woman can know that his passionate faith is driving him to aid fugitives on the Underground Railroad. A terrifying accident brings Kate and Ben together, but threatens to shatter both their secrets and their dreams. Kate can no longer deny the need to find her courageùand her voiceùif she is to sing a new song for their future. A stirring novel of hope and faith inspired by real eventsùfrom the author of Fairer than Morning, winner of the 2011 Laurel Award.
Music offers Kate sweet refuge from her troubles . . . but real freedom is sweeter. In Westerville, Ohio, 1855, Kate Winter's dreams are almost within reach. As the first woman to graduate from Otterbein College, she'll be guaranteed her deepest wish: escape from the dark secret haunting her family. But with her mother determined to marry her off to a wealthy man, Kate must face reality. She has to run. Now. And she has the perfect plan. Join the upcoming musical performance--and use it to mask her flight. Ben Hanby, Otterbein College's musical genius, sees Kate Winter as an enigmatic creature, notable for her beauty, yet painfully shy. Then he hears her sing--and the glory of her voice moves him as never before. He determines to cast her in his musical and uncover the mystery that is Kate. Still, he must keep his own secret to himself. Not even this intriguing woman can know that his passionate faith is driving him to aid fugitives on the Underground Railroad. A terrifying accident brings Kate and Ben together, but threatens to shatter both their secrets and their dreams. Kate can no longer deny the need to find her courage--and her voice--if she is to sing a new song for their future. A stirring novel of hope and faith inspired by real events--from the author of Fairer than Morning, winner of the 2011 Laurel Award.
Hans stands accused of murdering his wife, Nina. Despite of circumstantial evidence against him, he proclaims his innocence. The case takes a twist when Nina's former lover, and Hans's former friend, Sean confesses to eight unrelated murders.
This blistering new collection from literary rising star Stephen Elliott demonstrates once again why his books have been praised as "graceful," "soaring," and "fearless." As with all of Elliott's work, these stories have the raw ring of truth filtered through the author's downbeat-poetic sensibility. My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up follows the narrator on a dizzying ride through past and present, from a group home for troubled adolescents in Chicago where he loses his virginity to shooting galleries and homeless encampments in San Francisco where he searches for deeper and darker thrills. In "Other Desires," a flood of unsettling memories backgrounds the narrator's involvement with a loose-knit family of lost souls. "Tears" explores the disturbing complexities of an S/M Internet hook-up. Several of the stories feature the enigmatic Eden, the narrator's polyamorous mistress. With My Girlfriend, Elliott confirms his status as a major young writer of a kind of literary fiction that recalls the work of Genet and Bukowski.
Sex for America takes us to the intersection of our desires and our political beliefs. These provocative stories by some of today's best writers, including Anthony Swofford, Jerry Stahl, Rick Moody, and Jonathan Ames, will inspire new discussions of sexual freedom and fascination. A surprising encounter between a lesbian and a young man shipping off to war, a liberal Hill staffer falling for the wife of a Republican senator, and Dick Cheney's duck hunt accident as jilted lover's revenge. See your government--and your most recent sex partners--as you've never seen them before.
Elliott shares how sparks of creativity can become world-changing ideas and actions, using stories from his organization Grassfire.Org and other testimonies of those who are making a difference.
For college students, twentysomethings, and anyone else who keeps Dad on speed-dial for car emergencies, plumbing woes, appliance advice, and more. Take Dad’s know-how with you everywhere you go! This Dad’s got all the answers to all the basics, so that you can get it done and move on. He knows how to hang, unclog, patch, drill, paint, mow, lube, edge, weed, sand, pack, and more. The Portable Dadis the answer to those panicked late-night phone calls: how to keep things running, how to maintain the stuff you use, how to get by without getting in over your head. If Dad doesn’t know the answer, you don’t really need to do it!
For college students, twentysomethings, and anyone else who keeps Dad on speed-dial for car emergencies, plumbing woes, appliance advice, and more. Take Dad's know-how with you everywhere you go! This Dad's got all the answers to all the basics, so that you can get it done and move on. He knows how to hang, unclog, patch, drill, paint, mow, lube, edge, weed, sand, pack, and more. The Portable Dad is the answer to those panicked late-night phone calls: how to keep things running, how to maintain the stuff you use, how to get by without getting in over your head. If Dad doesn't know the answer, you don't really need to do it!
Set in Sydney, Australia, in the years before and the decades after WWI, this is a moving story of an Australian family and its gradual dissolution.
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