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My Policeman

By Bethan Roberts
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9780525508502
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 743
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Soon to be a motion picture starring Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, and David Dawson, an exquisitely told, tragic tale of thwarted love. “Stunning…fraught and honest.” —New York Times Book Review It is in 1950's Brighton that Marion first catches sight of Tom. He teaches her to swim, gently guiding her through the water in the shadow of the city's famous pier and Marion is smitten—determined her love alone will be enough for them both. A few years later near the Brighton Museum, Patrick meets Tom. Patrick is besotted, and opens Tom's eyes to a glamorous, sophisticated new world of art, travel, and beauty. Tom is their policeman, and in this age it is safer for him to marry Marion and meet Patrick in secret. The two lovers must share him, until one of them breaks and three lives are destroyed. In this evocative portrait of midcentury England, Bethan Roberts reimagines the real life relationship the novelist E. M. Forster had with a policeman, Bob Buckingham, and his wife. My Policeman is a deeply heartfelt story of love's passionate endurance, and the devastation wrought by a repressive society.

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Twenty-three year old Katy Speed is fascinated by the house across the street. The woman who lives there, Gloria, is the most glamorous neighbour on the avenue, owning a fashionable dress shop in Bexhill-on-Sea. But who is the woman who arrives in the black car most Saturdays while Gloria is at work? Sometimes she brings women to the house, other times they have children. Hilda, Katy's mother, disapproves of Gloria. She wonders if these mysterious visitors have just been released from prison. Is Gloria secretly bringing criminals, or worse, into the heart of the community? Then one night, the house burns down. In the wreckage, the bodies of Gloria and her daughter are found. Katy is sure the unexplained visitors must be responsible until her father is arrested and charged with murder. Have the police arrested the correct person? Are the rest of the street safe? Can Katy find the truth before it's too late?

The Destruction of the Temple

By Barry N. Malzberg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Isbn : 9780575102408
  • Pages : 140
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 399
  • File Pdf: the-destruction-of-the-temple.pdf

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The year is 2016, and President Kennedy is being murdered - again and again and again. The director has come to the charred ruins of New York to re-enact a mad dream from the past - the assassination of President Kennedy. As actors, he has the primitive race who inhabit the city. With them and his glamorous, dark haired lover, he rehearses everything - the motorcade, the shots, the panic. But at the last moment it all goes wrong. When the flower-filled limousine rounds the bend, the passenger is not Kennedy - but the Director himself. Shots ring out in a wild explosion of roses.

Fig

By Sarah Elizabeth Schantz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781481423601
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 694
  • File Pdf: fig.pdf

Book Summary:

An NPR Best Book of 2015 Love and sacrifice intertwine in this brilliant debut of rare beauty about a girl dealing with her mother’s schizophrenia and her own mental illness. Fig’s world lies somewhere between reality and fantasy. But as she watches Mama slowly come undone, it becomes hard to tell what is real and what is not, what is fun and what is frightening. To save Mama, Fig begins a fierce battle to bring her back. She knows that her daily sacrifices, like not touching metal one day or avoiding water the next, are the only way to cure Mama. The problem is that in the process of a daily sacrifice, Fig begins to lose herself as well, increasingly isolating herself from her classmates and engaging in self-destructive behavior that only further sets her apart. Spanning the course of Fig’s childhood from age six to nineteen, this deeply provocative novel is more than a portrait of a mother, a daughter, and the struggle that comes with all-consuming love. It is an acutely honest and often painful portrayal of life with mental illness and the lengths to which a young woman must go to handle the ordeals—real or imaginary—thrown her way.

Mountains of the Moon

By I. J. Kay
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 9781101583722
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 523
  • File Pdf: mountains-of-the-moon.pdf

Book Summary:

A highly original novel about a young woman’s journey from shattered youth to self-discovery After ten years in a London prison, Louise Adler (Lulu) is released with only a new alias to rebuild her life. Working a series of dead-end jobs, she carries a past full of secrets: a childhood marked by the violence and madness of her parents, followed by a reckless adolescence. From abandoned psychiatric hospitals to Edwardian-themed casinos, from a brief first love to the company of criminals, Lulu has spent her youth in an ever-shifting landscape of deceit and survival. But when she’s awarded an unexpected settlement claim after prison, she travels to the landscape of her childhood imagination, the central African range known as the Mountains of the Moon. There, in the region’s stark beauty, she attempts to piece together the fragments of her battered psyche. Told in multilayered, hallucinatory flashbacks, Mountains of the Moon traces a traumatic youth and explores the journey of a young woman trying to transform a broken life into something beautiful. This dazzling novel from a distinctive new voice is sure to garner the attention of critics and readers alike.

Old Baggage

By Lissa Evans
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 9780062895455
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 727
  • File Pdf: old-baggage.pdf

Book Summary:

#1 UK Bestseller “A thoughtful, funny, companionable novel…executed with verve.”—London Times The author of the acclaimed Crooked Heart returns with a comic, charming, and surprisingly timely portrait of a once pioneering suffragette trying to find her new passion in post-WWI era London. 1928. Riffling through a cupboard, Matilda Simpkin comes across a small wooden club—an old possession that she hasn’t seen for more than a decade. Immediately, memories come flooding back to Mattie—memories of a thrilling past, which only further serve to remind her of her chafingly uneventful present. During the Women's Suffrage Campaign, she was a militant who was jailed five times and never missed an opportunity to return to the fray. Now in middle age, the closest she gets to the excitement of her old life is the occasional lecture on the legacy of the militant movement. After running into an old suffragette comrade who has committed herself to the wave of Fascism, Mattie realizes there is a new cause she needs to fight for and turns her focus to a new generation of women. Thus the Amazons are formed, a group created to give girls a place to not only exercise their bodies but their minds, and ignite in young women a much-needed interest in the world around them. But when a new girl joins the group, sending Mattie’s past crashing into her present, every principle Mattie has ever stood for is threatened. Old Baggage is a funny and bittersweet portrait of a woman who has never given up the fight and the young women who are just discovering it.

Delphi Collected Works of Grant Allen (Illustrated)

By Grant Allen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 9781786560957
  • Pages : 8133
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 484
  • File Pdf: delphi-collected-works-of-grant-allen.pdf

Book Summary:

The Canadian science writer and novelist, Grant Allen was an early proponent of the theory of evolution. His first books dealt with scientific subjects, being influenced by associationist psychology as expounded by Alexander Bain and by Herbert Spencer. However, as his career developed he became a bestselling novelist of the Victorian era, penning intriguing sensation and science-fiction books. This comprehensive eBook presents Allen’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Allen’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 19 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Allen’s rare poetry collection ‘The Lower Slopes’ – available in no other collection * A wide selection of Allen’s non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s diverse areas of study * Features Edward Clodd’s seminal memoir - discover Allen’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels Philistia Babylon This Mortal Coil The White Man’s Foot The Jaws of Death What’s Bred in the Bone The Great Taboo Dumaresq’s Daughter The Duchess of Powysland Recalled to Life Blood Royal Michael’s Crag The Scallywag The Woman Who Did The British Barbarians A Splendid Sin Linnet Rosalba Hilda Wade The Shorter Fiction Strange Stories The Beckoning Hand, and Other Stories Ivan Greet’s Masterpiece and Other Stories Wednesday the Tenth An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay Miss Cayley’s Adventures Twelve Tales The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Poetry The Lower Slopes The Non-Fiction The Colour-Sense: Its Origin and Development Anglo-Saxon Britain Evolutionist at Large Flowers and Their Pedigrees Biographies of Working Men Charles Darwin Force and Energy Falling in Love Science in Arcady Post-Prandial Philosophy The Mediterranean Moorland Idylls Florence Paris Cities of Belgium County and Town in England Flashlights on Nature Side Lights The Autobiography My First Book The Biography Grant Allen: A Memoir by Edward Clodd Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Recalled to Life

By Grant Allen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066246846
  • Pages : 202
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 181
  • File Pdf: recalled-to-life.pdf

Book Summary:

"Recalled to Life" by Grant Allen. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Woman Who Rode Away and other stories

By D. H. Lawrence
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338089717
  • Pages : 258
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 480
  • File Pdf: the-woman-who-rode-away-and-other-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Woman Who Rode Away and other stories" by D. H. Lawrence. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Essential Works of Grace Livingston Hill

By Grace Livingston Hill
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066385422
  • Pages : 9156
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 897
  • File Pdf: the-essential-works-of-grace-livingston-hill.pdf

Book Summary:

Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited and formatted collection of the greatest works by Grace Livingston Hill: Marcia Schuyler Phoebe Deane Miranda A Daily Rate According to the Pattern Aunt Crete's Emancipation Cloudy Jewel The City of Fire Dawn of the Morning Exit Betty Lo, Michael! The Mystery of Mary The Search The Witness An Unwilling Guest The Red Signal The Story of a Whim The Tryst The Big Blue Soldier April Gold A New Name A Girl to Come Home To Blue Ruin Ariel Custer Duskin Crimson Mountain Coming Through the Rye The Chance of a Lifetime By the Way of the Silverthorns Bright Arrows Astra Beauty for Ashes The Patch of Blue Through These Fires All Through the Night More Than Conqueror Found Treasure Crimson Roses Head of the House A Chautauqua Idyl A Sevenfold Trouble Boy From Thyatira A Journey of Discovery Beginning at Jerusalem Hazel Cunningham's Denial Because of Stephen The Girl From Montana The Man of the Desert A Voice in the Wilderness The Enchanted Barn The War Romance of the Salvation Army Kerry Brentwood

April Gold (Musaicum Romance Classics)

By Grace Livingston Hill
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066385491
  • Pages : 210
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 240
  • File Pdf: april-gold.pdf

Book Summary:

Marilla Reed grew up in wealth, having everything she wanted. After her life turned upside-down, and she lost everything, Marilla lost all hope of finding happiness in life. Just when she thought she hit rock bottom, true love happened!

We Are Becoming the Problem Now!

By Michael Abayomi Alabi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 9781644162910
  • Pages : 230
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 764
  • File Pdf: we-are-becoming-the-problem-now.pdf

Book Summary:

When we leave our destiny in the hands of others and live our life in the past, we immediately destroy our future. Scientists in the human genome industry have proved that all humans are 99.9 percent the same. Why then are some ethnicities progressive and others nonprogressive? Our current problems are not with the slave or colonial masters. We Are Becoming the Problem Now! Had we continued in the legacy of our ancestors simply known as slaves, we ought to have been the pride and joy of the whole world. They went through unimaginable pain, sorrow, hardship, and torment. They survived and even succeeded by leaving a godly legacy behind in the Negro spiritual songs and in arts, education, industry, and every conceivable field. Our current major problems as blacks in Africa and all over the world simply put are leadership and disunity. We do the dirty work by self-destroying ourselves and each other. Only few illiterate Caucasian would engage in overt discrimination. The majority of us have been trained in the art and act of covert self-destruction and in the destruction of the whole. We have so much zeal but without knowledge. We must bear in mind that zeal without knowledge is dead, so also knowledge without zeal is equally lifeless (Romans 10:2). Not until we harness our zeal and knowledge comprehensively can we live a progressive life. It has been said that if the West is to stand still and halt all development and progress, Africa would never catch up. Yet we have PhDs in every conceivable field. Do we blame that on the ancestors of the slave or colonial masters? No! We are to be blamed. We Are Becoming the Problem Now! Those who have ears to hear, let them hear because time is of the essence.