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This is the 19th in the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery series set in Victorian England.
'Bedlam!' The very name conjures up graphic images of naked patients chained among filthy straw, or parading untended wards deluded that they are Napoleon or Jesus Christ. We owe this image of madness to William Hogarth, who, in plate eight of his 1735 Rake's Progress series, depicts the anti-hero in Bedlam, the latest addition to a freak show providing entertainment for Londoners between trips to the Tower Zoo, puppet shows and public executions. That this is still the most powerful image of Bedlam, over two centuries later, says much about our attitude to mental illness, although the Bedlam of the popular imagination is long gone. The hospital was relocated to the suburbs of Kent in 1930, and Sydney Smirke's impressive Victorian building in Southwark took on a new role as the Imperial War Museum. Following the historical narrative structure of her acclaimed Necropolis, BEDLAM will examine the capital's treatment of the insane over the centuries, from the founding of Bethlehem Hospital in 1247 through the heyday of the great Victorian asylums to the more enlightened attitudes that prevail today.
Following her acclaimed history of London and its dead, NECROPOLIS, Catharine Arnold now turns her attention to the city's lunatic fringe, and how we have dealt with the mad among us from pre-history to the present day.
Following the notable debut of The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë, beloved author Laura Joh Rowland offers her legions of fans the next installment in the Charlotte Brontë mystery series? with more to come. On her last escapade, Charlotte unintentionally witnessed a murder and found herself embroiled in a dangerous chain of events. Now, Charlotte returns in a stunning sequel that takes the reader into the most sinister institution in London: Bedlam. With the death of her siblings and far from home, Charlotte has few people to trust. Struggling with romantic entanglements and her stressful rise to prominence on the literary scene, she is more alone than ever. On a visit to London, Charlotte goes on a tour of London¹s most famous hospital for the mad, Bedlam. She is sure she recognizes a struggling Mr. Slade, her long-missing ex-lover, strapped to one of the stretchers. Charlotte starts digging, and soon finds herself trying to reveal a secret that high-powered men would (and do) kill to protect. It is up to Charlotte to find the truth and expose a plot of global proportion. But what if the conspirators get to her first?
Following the notable debut of The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Brontë, beloved author Laura Joh Rowland offers her legions of fans the next installment in the Charlotte Brontë mystery series - with more to come. On her last escapade, Charlotte unintentionally witnessed a murder and found herself embroiled in a dangerous chain of events. Now, Charlotte returns in a stunning sequel that takes the reader into the most sinister institution in London: Bedlam. With the death of her siblings and far from home, Charlotte has few people to trust. Struggling with romantic entanglements and her stressful rise to prominence on the literary scene, she is more alone than ever. On a visit to London, Charlotte goes on a tour of London's most famous hospital for the mad, Bedlam. She is sure she recognizes a struggling Mr. Slade, her long-missing ex-lover, strapped to one of the stretchers. Charlotte starts digging, and soon finds herself trying to reveal a secret that high-powered men would (and do) kill to protect. It is up to Charlotte to find the truth and expose a plot of global proportion. But what if the conspirators get to her first?
Masquerading in lamb's clothing, the Bedlington Terrier is a hard-as-nails, plucky terrier's terrier, whose charming appearance has attracted and surprised many dog lovers. Hailing from the Border Counties of England, the Bedlington Terrier makes a first-class active companion for the right home and family. Although the breed's popularity has never matched that of many other terriers, the Bedlington possesses many astounding virtues that recommend him to dog lovers. When given proper training and rearing, the breed can excel at any dog sport, from conformation exhibition and obedience to agility, flyball and earthdog trials. For a family seeking a watchdog, children's companion and weekend sports dog, the Bedlington Terrier has a lion's share of talent, courage and devotion to offer. This Special Limited Edition, written by terrier authority Muriel P. Lee, provides an insightful chapter on the breed's ancestry in England and its development in the United States, illustrated by early breed representatives and famous dogs from decades ago. The author also discusses the breed standard, breed characteristics and owner requirements. Chapters on selecting a breeder and puppy, rearing and training the puppy, grooming, feeding and healthcare provide the owner with a complete, comprehensive guide to this rewarding and challenging terrier.
Between the Nile River and the Red Sea, in the northern half of Egypt's Eastern Desert, live the Bedouins of the Ma'aza tribe. Joseph Hobbs lived with the Khushmaan Ma'aza clan for almost two years, gathering information for a study of traditional Bedouin life and culture. The resulting work, Bedouin Life in the Egyptian Wilderness, is the first modern ethnographic portrait of the Ma'aza Bedouins.
The Bedroom and the State: The Changing Practices and Politics of Contraception and Abortion in Canada, 1880-1997 (2nd edition)by Angus Mclaren Arlene T. Mclaren
The decline of the birth rate is arguably the most important social change of the twentieth century in Canada. The Bedroom and the State, first published in 1986, examines the social, cultural, and technological reasons for this decline and answers such questions as:* What forms of contraception were used prior to the Pill?* How widespread and dangerous has abortion been?* Why were so many feminists, socialists, ministers, and doctors initially opposed to birth control?* Who were its first proponents in Canada?* Why has Quebec's birth rate fallen so precipitiously?* Why was contraception illegal until 1969?The Bedroom and the State is recognized as a landmark history of how Canadian men and women sought to limit births and how public figures sought to turn such concern to political purposes. In this second edition the authors have updated their conclusion and added a new chapter to cover denouementof the pro-choice/pro-life debate in Canada, to detail recent court challenges to Canadian law, and to describe recent developments in reproductive technologies and their significance for present and future generations.This excellent work reveals that the control of fertility has been a crucial factor in the history of the shifting power relationships of the sexes and the classes.
Trista Russell, author of Going Broke and Dead Broke, turns up the heat in this erotic urban tale featuring a powerful attraction between a fugitive and the woman he is holding captive. In this sizzling adventure from Trista Russell, danger, sex, and drama combine in an unforgettable story--for fans of such bestselling authors as Noire and Vicky Stringer. When Audra Lopez is sitting in her weekly after-work hangout watching the news, she never imagines that she would actually run into the man the reporters are calling the "Turnpike Cop Killer." But once Audra returns to her home, she finds Dean Casey is waiting there for her, with a gun in hand. Dean never expected to be in this situation. He considers himself a good, hardworking, and loving father. But from the moment he found out that his young daughter has been molested, he can't seem to think straight and has made some very poor decisions. Now he's on the run from the cops, holding Audra hostage, and still trying to find a way to save his daughter before things take a turn for the worse. And the undeniably strong attraction between Dean and Audra takes them on a journey they never could have expected.
Jake McBride is a self-made millionaire, brilliant at business, talented in bed--and cynical about women. Emily Taylor is his personal assistant, terrific in the office...and an innocent when it comes to the opposite sex!But when Jake teaches Emily how to transform herself from shy secretary into sexy siren, he loses his grip on his legendary cool. If she's going to lose her virginity, it has to be to him!
After her last politically minded suitor left her heartbroken and pregnant, Rowena has sworn off the Capitol Hill dating pool. But even she isn't immune to Colin Middlebury's British charms, and his skills extend beyond the political arena.As a diplomat, Colin has dealt with a lot of demands, but none like Senator Tate's warning to stay away from his beautiful daughter. Colin needs the senator's support, but resistance is futile where Rowena is concerned. What harm could there be in getting to know her a little better? International relations are about to become quite...intimate.
Boudoir Lies...Overworked tax attorney Penelope Sue fields never had time for romance--so she invented a phantom lover named Raoul to fill the gaping hole in her love life. But all it takes is one chance encounter with hunky undercover cop Tony Olano in a New Orleans elevator, and Penelope is ready to give her fantasy man the boot in favor of the flesh and blood, rippling muscled real thing. Now if only he would notice her.Bedroom EyesBadboy-turned-cop Tony Olano can't help but notice the dreamy-eyed lawyer--she's not only desirable, she's a suspect in his ongoing criminal investigation! And that's where grandmotherly Mrs. Meableel Merlin comes in. A well-meaning meddler, Mrs. Merlin's prepared to use mystical arts to unite the "all-work-no-play" lady lawer and the sexy, sensitive lawman. Trouble is that her spell goes seriously awry, leaving Tony and Penelope to forge their own tumultuous path to good old-fashioned passion.
Bedroom Games: Stripteases, Seductions, and Other Surprises to Keep Your Partner Coming Back for Moreby Mary Taylor
The lights are low. Your favorite sultry tunes are playing quietly in the background. The phone is off the hook. A scented candle is burning. Your man sits in the center of the room, eagerly awaiting the surprise you've been planning for weeks. Slowly, you make your entrance, dressed in a little black number you bought on the sly. As his jaw drops you slink toward him, moving to the rhythm of the music. You've got his attention now, and the night has only just begun. The art of the striptease involves more than a revealing costume, stiletto heels, and a red feather boa. To successfully release your inner stripper, ladies, you've got to have the moves (of course!), but most important you have to exude self-confidence. With two decades of on-the-job experience, former exotic dancer Mary Taylor offers a wealth of advice for women on how to cast aside their insecurities and inhibitions. Full of tips on choosing the right time, setting, music, lighting, costume, and persona, and step-by-step instructions on basic and more advanced striptease moves, Bedroom Games is your key to turning your (and his!) most secret sexual fantasies into reality and giving the man in your life a night he won't soon forget!
DO NOT Disturb Incident #1--the deception Kristin Blake is horrified when she realizes that her potential new boss, Matthew Lingard, is the same man she publicly humiliated ten years before. So she has to keep her true identity a secret! Incident #2--the bedroom Forced to share a bedroom one night, Kristin and Matthew struggle to keep the arrangement strictly business--but it proves impossible! Incident #3--the engagement And the morning after, their night of passion is discovered. There's only one solution to avoid a scandal: pretend to be engaged!
What was love really like in the 1970s? Women were marching forward in the Women's Movement, "bringing home the bacon," exercising their newfound sexual freedom, and still searching for true love. Introducing, Bedroom Roulette, the latest book in the TruLOVE Collection series, guest edited by romance book expert Ron Hogan.Bedroom Roulette is a collection of 13 love stories focused on the changing lives, loves and careers of women in the '70s. It's hard to resist these tantalizing tales with titles like:· "Bedroom Roulette - The Game Suburban Housewives Play"· "We Joined Our Teenage Daughter at a Free-Love Farm"· "The Night My Husband Demanded an Orgy"· "Why Not? We Used To Be Married"Hogan provides a revealing look at various kinds of love stories from the early 1970s in America. Topics that were previously taboo were now being discussed in "polite" society. The sexual revolution was in full swing and the feminist movement was taking hold. Pop culture is alive and well in Bedroom Roulette as it gives readers a "fly on the wall" peek at a pivotal moment in American cultural history. Many of the stories included in this TruLOVE Collection will surprise-and possibly shock--the reader.
"A family saga, a revenge fantasy, a Twilight Zone-esque parable, and, most importantly, a very fun read." --Entertainment Weekly This story of two men locked in a war of wills that threatens their very existence is vintage Irvine Welsh. Troubled restaurant inspector Danny Skinner is on a quest to find the mysterious father his mother will not identify. Unraveling this hidden information is the key to understanding the crippling compulsions that threaten to wreck his young life. His ensuing journey takes him from the festival city of Edinburgh to the foodie city of San Francisco. But the hard-drinking, womanizing Skinner has a strange nemesis in the form of mild-mannered fellow inspector Brian Kibby. It is Skinner's unfathomable, obsessive hatred of Kibby that takes over everything, threatening to destroy not only Skinner and his mission but also those he loves most dearly. When Kibby contracts a horrific, undiagnosable illness, Skinner understands that his destiny is inextricably bound to that of his hated rival, and he is faced with a terrible dilemma. Irvine Welsh's work is a transgressive parable about the great obsessions of our time: food, sex, and celebrity.
Much has been written about the outlaws of the American West, from Jesse James to Butch Cassidy. But what about the western woman who chose to pick up a Colt and take on the law?
Poised, a panther glides silently through the low grass, her lithe muscles rippling beneath the silken fur of her flanks, moving with infinite, unimaginable beauty ... Such was Nora, sensual as some proud untamed feline, attractive beyond belief. To see here was to become entranced, to be drawn, irresistibly, into her exotic orbit ... But deep within her bosom, unseen, swelled the savage and primeval instinct of the jungle, the instinct of the beast whose beauty veils a terrible, uncontrollable violence ... The instinct to destroy ...
Silvana Amar, a psychologist with extensive experience in dream studies, has created an invaluable guide with descriptions of hundreds and hundreds of the most important dream symbols. Her well-researched explanations cover our most common dream themes and symbols, including adultery, death, jail, money, running, smoking, water, worms, and zombies. Designed to be kept on the nightstand where users can reference it quickly first thing in the morning when their dreams are still fresh, it features a notebook for keeping track of those nightly reveries. In addition to definitions, there's additional important information on the science of sleep and sleep cycles; commentary on the influential dream theories of Freud and Jung; and poems on the topic by such writers as Whitman and Poe.
FRAMED! Someone was killing Dr. Chance Landry's patients...and framing him for their murders. Known for his love 'em and leave 'em approach to relationships, he'd left a wake of angry women in his path, but would any of them seek such a revenge?FOOLED! She knew Chance was innocent, but Valerie Greene's interest in clearing her boss's name was more than professional. She'd craved Chance's touch for months, though had never dared act on their mutual attraction. Yet her foolish hope of catching this confirmed bachelor had made her the killer's next target.FALLEN! The potential loss of his career was devastating, but Chance would not stand for anyone hurting Valerie. Together they would eradicate the threat to both their lives...and perhaps discover something even more explosive!
Have you ever wondered what life is like on the other side of the stethoscope? Combining the grace and precision of a poet with a down-to-earth, compassionate manner, physician and NPR commentator David Watts reveals what it's really like to be a doctor today. From difficult diagnoses, irreverent colleagues, brave survivors, and examining room embarrassments, Watts uncovers the world of contemporary medicine and shares the emotional truths and practical realities at the heart of every doctor-patient relationship. Watts's warmhearted and understanding attitude toward his patients-- and their foibles-- is evident on every page of this surprising, poignant, and intimate look inside the life of a doctor who could very easily be your own.
Nursing embodies the seemingly timeless characteristics of feminine healing, caring, and nurturing, yet this archetypally female vocation also boasts a distinctive and complex history. Bedside Matters traces four generations of Canadian nurses to explore changes in who became nurses, what work they performed, and how they organized to defend their occupational interests. Whether in the apprenticeship method of the early twentieth century or in the present day restructuring of hospital work, the position of nurses within the health-care system has been structured by class, gender, and ethnic and racial relations. Located between the doctors and untrained or subsidiary patient-care attendants, nurses have struggled to define the boundaries of their occupation vis à vis other members of the health-care hierarchy, even as tensions between bedside and administrative nurses created divisions within nursing itself.Focusing on the daily labours of 'ordinary nurses', McPherson argues that the persisting sex-typing of nursing as women's work has meant that gender consistently complicated nursing's easy categorization as either professional or proletariat. Combining archival records and oral histories, the author shows how nurses, in their work, activities, and social and sexual attitudes, sought recognition as skilled workers in the health-care system.Previously published by Oxford University Press
A delightful little nightstand companion to make prayera natural part of every day.Greet the day with a celebration of sunrise -- and close it with deep appreciation for life's daily gifts and lessons. Here in one charming volume -- compiled by the author of the popular gift book Graces find an uplifting collection of readings, prayers and poems arranged in specific sections to make the joys of prayer a simple, natural part of each day. Special prayers bring motivation to Morning, and lullabies and musings help us focus on the peace of Nightfall. Other readings offer inspiration or comfort or guide us gently through private Reflections. Bedside Prayers is a lovely little gift book for anyone who would like to make the enjoyment of daily prayer as constant as the risings and settings of the sun.
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