Muddy Boots and Silk Stockings

Author: Julia Stoneham

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749011300

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

View: 1854

England, 1943. The country is at war With so many men away fighting, it is the women left behind who must keep the country going, and when Alice Todd is abandoned by her husband, she must find a means to provide for herself and her young son. She is offered the job of looking after the group of land girls at Lower Post Stone Farm and soon discovers they each have a story - and some have secrets they'd rather not reveal. The harsh times of war are tempered by the Saturday evening dances in the local hall, but as the hostilities continue, it is clear to Alice that there is more tragedy to follow closer to home. Muddy Boots and Silk Stockings is the evocative and compelling story of the sacrifices made during wartime and the indomitable spirit of those left behind, from the author of the much-loved drama series The House of Eliot.

You're Weird

A Creative Journal for Strange Creatures

Author: Kate Peterson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143130897

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 9023

Part journal, part activity book, and all fun, You're Weirdis a valentine for the inner weirdo in everyone-that part of us that doesn't quite fit in, and secretly isn't even trying. Filled with hand-drawn creatures that are a bit . . . different . . . along with lists, writing prompts, activities, and more, it's a delightful and affirming book for creative weirdos everywhere. In our mass-produced world that wants everyone to fit in and fall in line, these quirky pages give us permission to celebrate what makes us each unique-and amazing.

Numsense! Data Science for the Layman

No Math Added

Author: Annalyn Ng

Publisher: Annalyn Ng & Kenneth Soo

ISBN: 9789811110689


Page: N.A

View: 5577

Used in Stanford's CS102 Big Data (Spring 2017) course. Want to get started on data science? Our promise: no math added. This book has been written in layman's terms as a gentle introduction to data science and its algorithms. Each algorithm has its own dedicated chapter that explains how it works, and shows an example of a real-world application. To help you grasp key concepts, we stick to intuitive explanations, as well as lots of visuals, all of which are colorblind-friendly. Popular concepts covered include: A/B Testing Anomaly Detection Association Rules Clustering Decision Trees and Random Forests Regression Analysis Social Network Analysis Neural Networks Features: Intuitive explanations and visuals Real-world applications to illustrate each algorithm Point summaries at the end of each chapter Reference sheets comparing the pros and cons of algorithms Glossary list of commonly-used terms With this book, we hope to give you a practical understanding of data science, so that you, too, can leverage its strengths in making better decisions.

I Am Celtic

The Story of Abathscantia and the Dragon Isles

Author: Elizabeth Beckett

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781475178388

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 771

Her story began in the areas we now call Northern Africa, or Abathscantia, and the United Kingdom, or the Dragon Isles. She left Atlantis as an ordinary person and arrived in the British Isles as a leader. Rising to greatness as a powerful visionary, her descendants were destined to become the Celtics–that mystical nation who would colonize most of the United Kingdom in time.

Alice's Girls

Author: Julia Stoneham

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749012935

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 973

1945 and the war is drawing to a close For three years, the land girls at Post Stone Farm have worked together, defying Hitler in their own way. They have witnessed love and loss, found their independence, and made lifetime friends. Her years as warden of a Land Army hostel have transformed Alice Todd's life. From damaged, deserted wife, she has emerged self-confident and ambitious. With peacetime approaching, she must now decide on her future - and decide if it includes Roger Bayliss, the enigmatic farm owner to whom she is increasingly drawn. In this moving finale to the incredibly popular land girls trilogy, Alice and her charges come to terms with life after the war.

Shadows in Heaven

A heart-warming read from the Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Nadine Dorries

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786697483

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1369

'As heart-warming as it is heartbreaking, this novel is unputdownable' Sunday Express. Tarabeg is a small village on the West Coast of Ireland. In the aftermath of the Second World War, two women are waiting there for ambitious Michael Malone to return home. Rosie is the local schoolteacher and most people think she is promised to him. Just a few have guessed that he has secretly begun to woo Sarah, whose brutal fisherman father would kill her if he knew. Both Rosie and Sarah love Michael, both hope to become his wife and their lives will interweave in a tale of tangled secrets, old promises and new feuds. Michael Malone's choice will have fateful consequences for everyone – especially, in due course, for his young daughter. This is the first in a new sequence of novels with a brilliant cast of characters and a story that will lead to Liverpool in Mary Kate and back to Ireland in The Seven Acres.

The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse

A Novel

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 1524747548

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 760

From the beloved and best-selling author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series comes a heartwarming tale of hope and friendship set amid the turmoil of World War II. Val Eliot, a young woman working on an English farm during the war, meets Mike, a U.S. Air Force pilot stationed nearby. When Val rescues a Border Collie named Peter Woodhouse, who is being mistreated by his owner, she realizes the dog would actually be safer with Mike. And so Peter Woodhouse finds a new home on the air force base, and Val finds herself falling in love. Peter Woodhouse becomes Dog First Class, a canine mascot on the base who boldly accompanies the officers on their missions, and Val becomes Mike’s fiancée. But then a disaster jeopardizes the future of them all, and Peter Woodhouse brings Ubi, a German corporal, into their orbit, sparking a friendship that comes with great risk but carries with it the richest of rewards. Infused with Alexander McCall Smith’s renowned charm and warmth, The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse is an uplifting story of love and the power of friendship to bring sworn enemies together.

The Waiting Hours

Cliffehaven 13

Author: Ellie Dean

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147353979X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 3780

THE NEW CLIFFEHAVEN NOVEL BY SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR ELLIE DEAN 'The Waiting Hours is a gem of a book, which will touch readers' hearts. Ellie Dean effortlessly evokes a sense of time and place, and revisits a fascinating part of wartime history in a story where strong women triumph over adversity, and it's never too late to find love.' Clare Harvey 'Ellie Dean’s loyal readers will be thrilled with this new novel.' Helen Carey ******* Slapton Sands, 1943 War has not been kind to Carol Porter. It took her husband and baby, and with them her heart. At last she’s found some peace, working as a land girl at Coombe Farm. But Carol’s sanctuary, the whole local area in fact, is about to be disrupted. When Pauline Reilly hears Carol’s news she’s worried for her little sister. But as rumours about Slapton Sands reach Cliffehaven, Pauline can’t help be more concerned for her only surviving son. And despite her sister-in-law Peggy’s best efforts, nothing soothes Pauline’s fears. As Carol prepares to face the impending upheaval alone her beloved mother, Dolly, swoops in to Slapton, and packing up Carol’s life presents unexpected opportunities for them both: Carol looks to her future while Dolly confronts a ghost from her past, and they both have a chance to mend their broken hearts. The THIRTEENTH fabulous, heart-warming Second World War novel in Ellie Dean's bestselling Cliffehaven series (previously called the Beach View Boarding House series). Ellie's next novel - With a Kiss and a Prayer - is available to pre-order now in paperback and ebook. 'An immensely satisfying and entertaining historical novel.' Frost Magazine ‘Touching, poignant and warm storytelling’ Hair Past a Freckle Blog ‘Saga fans will love The Waiting Hours and I would definitely recommend buying it as soon as possible’ Shaz’s Book Blog ‘I just could not put it down’ Ginger Book Geek ‘The characters feel real and authentic’ Anne Bonny Book Blog

The Girl at the Farmhouse Gate

Author: Julia Stoneham

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749012889

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 320

Spring 1944 and Europe is in the grip of war. For Alice Todd, it is the start of her second year as warden of the Land Army hostel in the Devonshire countryside and a time of change as she recovers from her broken marriage, learning to balance her new working lifestyle with her continuing role as a mother to her only son. Her leadership has won her the affection and confidence of the land girls in her charge and, as the seeds of friendship are sown, she finds herself increasingly caught up in the lives of the women who surround her. The Girl at the Farmhouse Gate continues the story begun in the much-loved Muddy Boots and Silk Stockings.

At Dawn We Slept

The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor

Author: Gordon William Prange,Donald M. Goldstein,Katherine V. Dillon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140157344

Category: History

Page: 889

View: 7737

Records the planning and execution of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and looks at what it reveals about American leadership

The Land Girls

Author: Annie Wilkinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471115410

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1341

Hull, 1943. 17-year-old Muriel Dearlove has weathered the Blitz unscathed, earning her keep in Miss Chapman's grocery shop. But with her sweetheart Bill away fighting and and her friends conscripted into the WRENs and WAAF, life has become tedious for Muriel. Then one day an old friend returns from a stint in the Land Army. She is rosy cheeked and looks healthier than ever, thanks to the outdoor work she has been doing on Northumberland's farms, and she comes with tales of dances with the troops stationed nearby and high jinks with her fellow Land Girls. Desperate for the chance to broaden her horizons, Muriel signs up to become a Land Girl. But getting back to the land is not all about making hay in the sunshine. Back-breaking work and rising before dawn are the least of their troubles when disagreements between town girls and locals arise, and their warden, Mrs Hubbard, is a hard-nosed slave-driver. Then Muriel meets Ernst, a German prisoner of war. And now Muriel has a choice to make. In fraternizing with the enemy, she breaks the law, but to never see Ernst again would break her heart.

Woken Furies

Author: Richard K. Morgan

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345486129

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4072

Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding twenty-fifth-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan’s World forever. Once a gang member, then a marine, then a galaxy-hopping Envoy trained to wreak slaughter and suppression across the stars, a bleeding, wounded Kovacs was chilling out in a New Hokkaido bar when some so-called holy men descended on a slim beauty with tangled, hyperwired hair. An act of quixotic chivalry later and Kovacs was in deep: mixed up with a woman with two names, many powers, and one explosive history. In a world where the real and virtual are one and the same and the dead can come back to life, the damsel in distress may be none other than the infamous Quellcrist Falconer, the vaporized symbol of a freedom now gone from Harlan’s World. Kovacs can deal with the madness of AI. He can do his part in a battle against biomachines gone wild, search for a three-centuries-old missing weapons system, and live with a blood feud with the yakuza, and even with the betrayal of people he once trusted. But when his relationship with “the” Falconer brings him an enemy specially designed to destroy him, he knows it’s time to be afraid. After all, the guy sent to kill him is himself: but younger, stronger, and straight out of hell. Wild, provocative, and riveting, Woken Furies is a full-bore science fiction spectacular of the highest order–from one of the most original and spellbinding storytellers at work today. From the Hardcover edition.

My Husband, My Friend

Author: Neile McQueen Toffel

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425918182

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 341

View: 2202

MY HUSBAND, MY FRIEND THE REAL STEVE McQUEEN - FROM ABANDONED CHILD TO GLITTERING SUPERSTAR TO HAUNTED MAN.... Now his wife of 15 and a half years, Neile, who rode the dazzling Hollywood roller coaster with him, reveals A Steve McQueen no one knew – his good side, his crazy side, his dark side....

The Bitch

Author: Gil Brewer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440542090

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 9302

“What I can’t stand is knowing she’s out right now playing around.” The tall, heavy-set man stared at me, his eyes burning a hole in my bullet-proof vest. “Trail her every minute, Morgan. Every minute. Don’t let her out of your sight!” It was the easiest assignment in years. I’m Morgan—and I’m one of the guys she played with. The trouble came later—when I found out that her game was MURDER—and I was picked for the fall guy!

Wedding Bells for Land Girls

Author: Jenny Holmes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473542340

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6485

Summer 1942. Britain is in the depths of war and the Women’s Land Army is hard at work looking after the farms while the men are away fighting. While patriotism, duty and a wonderful spirit of camaraderie sustain the Land Girls through tough times, it’s no surprise that love is also often on their minds. For Yorkshire Land Girls and firm friends Grace, Brenda and Una, romance in wartime comes with a host of challenges. There’s a wedding to plan, but married bliss is threatened when the time comes for the groom to enlist. With lovers parted, anxious women have no idea whether they’ll see their men again. And while single girls dance and flirt, will they be able to find true love among the men who’ve stayed behind? With the uncertainty of the times hanging over them and danger ever closer to home – can love stand the test of war? A heart-warming, romantic story of friendship, camaraderie and triumph over adversity that fans of Donna Douglas, Daisy Styles and Call the Midwife will adore.


The Story of a Descended Angel

Author: Elizabeth Beckett

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781503185418


Page: 128

View: 4231

Lucifer is a brief, intense novel about the Dark Angel with a bad rap. The story is set more than a million years back in Earth-time and follows the life of this unique Angel who set himself a particular purpose to serve humankind. From the heavenly creation of the human being as overseen by the universal White Brotherhood to Lucifer's current role in soul-testing, the Dark Angel's true purpose in spiritual evolution is revealed. Author Comment: Do not be afraid! Lucifer is a story filled with love, light, and unconditional compassion for the human journey and the evolution of universal soul consciousness. If you have ever been curious about how some of the universal laws such as kharma and cause and effect play out-and why this happens on Earth-or have deep, unanswered questions about Why me?!, then Lucifer is a book for you. In this story, the Earth's unique role in the never-ending dance between darkness and light is narrated through the life journey of the intrepid and eternally luminescent (but misunderstood) Angel, Lucifer.

The Automobile and American Life, 2d ed.

Author: John Heitmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147663002X

Category: Transportation

Page: 291

View: 4961

 Now revised and updated, this book tells the story of how the automobile transformed American life and how automotive design and technology have changed over time. It details cars’ inception as a mechanical curiosity and later a plaything for the wealthy; racing and the promotion of the industry; Henry Ford and the advent of mass production; market competition during the 1920s; the development of roads and accompanying highway culture; the effects of the Great Depression and World War II; the automotive Golden Age of the 1950s; oil crises and the turbulent 1970s; the decline and then resurgence of the Big Three; and how American car culture has been represented in film, music and literature. Updated notes and a select bibliography serve as valuable resources to those interested in automotive history.


Hike and Seek with Your GPS

Author: Erik Sherman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430206802

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 9609

* This is the only book out on a phenomenon that has been growing at exponential rates since its introduction in 2000: hundreds of thousands of people participate. * Geocaching has received wide coverage on television, radio, newspapers, and magazines—it is particularly popular with extreme sports and high-tech aficionados. * Teaches navigation techniques, including GPS, compass, and map; offers effective strategies for geocaching tournaments and events.

Black Opium

Ecstasy of the Forbidden

Author: Claude Farrere

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781579512163

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 5033

Interest in heroin is surging back after years of dormancy. Why? Supply and demand! Drug cartels have increased the supply of heroin, so that it is cheaper and purer than ever before. Secondly, the Federal government’s recent crack down on poplar prescription opiates like OxcyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin so they are increasingly hard and costly to obtain on the black market. A recent study reveals that people who had recently abused prescription opiates are 19th times more likely to try heroin. Fueled by a boom in supply and a decline in cost, heroin use is up around the nation and spreading to segments of the population once considered unlikely users. "Cool people are doing it!” Remember the old slogan: "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll”? Heroin has a sexy side--very sexy. Black Opium: Ecstasy of the Forbidden brings heroin’s sexy visions to life. The world of black opium is a forbidden world where human bodies find themselves possessed and driven by desires which consume them in the flames of hot-blooded ecstasy, Black Opium describes every aspect of an opium smoker’s life in lurid detail. Often compared to James Joyces' Dubliners, Farrère’s Black Opium consists of seventeen compelling tales delineating six periods in the history and use of opium. This edition of Black Opium is a reissue of And/Or Press’ 1974 Fitz Hugh Ludlow edition, which features salacious illustrations by Alexander King, and the addition of a Foreword by Dr. Moraes.