The Watchman's Daughter

Author: Alexandra Connor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755373863

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A powerful and epic saga of the north-west, set against the backdrop of World War IIGrowing up in Preston’s poorest area, Kate Shaw knows just how harsh life can be. With her father unable to do his night watchman rounds, Kate does all she can to help her family survive. But when Andrew Pitt comes into her life, everything changes. True happiness seems to be on the horizon for Kate as she and Andrew make plans to marry. Then tragedy strikes and Kate takes the only course she can to protect the people who depend on her. With her future looking hopeless, Kate must find a way to escape – and to get back the man she loves.

The Soldier's Woman

Author: Alexandra Connor

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 0755372387

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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A compelling and dramatic new saga of the north west. When Faith Granger's husband Samuel comes back from the First World War he is a changed man. Although still loving to his wife and daughter, Samuel struggles to settle down to normal, civilian life, and Faith seems unable to reignite their old passion. Then Leonie Bonnard, a shy young Frenchwoman, arrives. She tells Faith she is a war widow looking for a room to rent for herself and her young child, and Faith takes her in, but when Samuel comes face to face with the 'lodger' he realises that his past has caught up with him: he is the father of her child. Leonie threatens to tell Faith everything, and insists that Samuel leave his family for her. How will Faith react when she realises her life has been wrecked by a trusted interloper?

The Jeweller's Niece

Author: Alexandra Connor

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 0755372360

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A compelling and dramatic new saga of the north westEmma Coles? life is shattered when her widowed father Frederick is imprisoned for theft. She never believes that he is guilty ? but her intimidating uncle, David Hawksworth, thinks otherwise. Reluctantly giving Emma a home over his jewellery shop, he forbids all contact with the convicted man. But Emma secretly visits her father in prison. As time progresses, Emma?s relationship with friend Ricky, who works at the prison, deepens and for a while it seems that the future might not be as difficult as she feared. Then tragedy strikes. Caught in a welter of family politics and feuds, Emma remains determined to prove her father's innocence. Yet when the identity of the real culprit is uncovered, the revelations are shattering. Only by facing the truth about the past can Emma find happiness ? and see justice finally done.

Green Baize Road

Author: Alexandra Connor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750528757

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 381

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Three sisters lead three totally different lives. But whatever problems they face, the solutions are all in the family. Yet this is not how the next generation sees it and two young women face the deadliest of rivalries as they fall for the same man.

Jurgen

Author: James Branch Cabell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486149595

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Witty, compelling fantasy recounts a time-traveler's adventures through a supernatural dreamscape, his romances with famous women, and his confrontations with God and the Devil. Thirteen full-page illustrations by Frank C. Papé.

Ulysses (Annotated)

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736813767

Category: Fiction

Page: 1064

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Ulysses (1922) is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, in Paris. Joyce's technical innovations in the art of the novel... he used a complex network of symbolic parallels drawn from the mythology, history, and literature, and created a unique language of invented words, puns, and allusions. One of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". "Before Joyce, no writer of fiction had so foregrounded the process of thinking." Written over a seven-year period from 1914 to 1921. No book has ever been more eagerly and curiously awaited by the strange little inner circle of book-lovers and littérateurs than James Joyce's "Ulysses".

Brownshirt Princess

A Study of the "Nazi Conscience"

Author: Lionel Gossman

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1906924066

Category: History

Page: 202

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"Princess Marie Adelheid of Lippe-Biesterfeld was a rebellious young writer who became a fervent Nazi. Heinrich Vogeler was a well-regarded artist who was to join the German Communist Party. Ludwig Roselius was a successful businessman who had made a fortune from his invention of decaffeinated coffee. What was it about the revolutionary climate following World War I that induced three such different personalities to collaborate in the production of a slim volume of poetry -- entitled Gott in mir -- about the indwelling of the divine within the human? Lionel Gossman's study situates this poem in the ideological context that made the collaboration possible. The study also outlines the subsequent life of the Princess who, until her death in 1993, continued to support and celebrate the ideals and heroes of National Socialism"--Publisher's description.

My Life as an Author

Author: Martin Farquhar Tupper

Publisher: London : S. Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, English

Page: 431

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The Face in the Locket

Author: Alexandra Connor

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007121628

Category: Lancashire (England)

Page: 544

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A spoilt child learns the lessons of life the hard way, in this warm family saga set in Wigan from 1920s to 1950s.

A Book of Jewish Thoughts

Author: Joseph Herman Hertz

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377782584

Category: History

Page: 384

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The End and the Beginning

The Book of My Life

Author: Hermynia Zur Mühlen

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1906924279

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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First published in Germany in 1929, The End and the Beginning is a lively personal memoir of a vanished world and of a rebellious, high-spirited young woman's struggle to achieve independence. Born in 1883 into a distinguished and wealthy aristocratic family of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hermynia Zur Muhlen spent much of her childhood travelling in Europe and North Africa with her diplomat father. After five years on her German husband's estate in czarist Russia she broke with both her family and her husband and set out on a precarious career as a professional writer committed to socialism. Besides translating many leading contemporary authors, notably Upton Sinclair, into German, she herself published an impressive number of politically engaged novels, detective stories, short stories, and children's fairy tales. Because of her outspoken opposition to National Socialism, she had to flee her native Austria in 1938 and seek refuge in England, where she died, virtually penniless, in 1951. This revised and corrected translation of Zur Muhlen's memoir - with extensive notes and an essay on the author by Lionel Gossman - will appeal especially to readers interested in women's history, the Central European aristocratic world that came to an end with the First World War, and the culture and politics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Letters from the Lost

A Memoir of Discovery

Author: Helen Waldstein Wilkes

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 1897425538

Category: History

Page: 280

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On March 15, 1939, as Hitler's army rolled into Prague, Helen Waldstein's father snatched the last exit visa from a distracted clerk and fled with wife and child. Only letters from the rest of their family could follow as the Nazis closed in. Through the war years, letters kept coming to the southern Ontario farm where Helen's small family learned to speak English, to be Canadian farmers, and to forget they were Jewish. Helen did not notice when the letters stopped coming, but they surfaced intermittently until she couldn't ignore them anymore. Reading the letters changed everything. As her past refused to keep silent, Helen followed the trail of letters back to Europe to find living witnesses of what the letters related. She has here interwoven their stories and her own in an engrossing narrative of suffering and rescue, survivor guilt and overcoming obstacles to intergenerational dialogue about a traumatic past.

The Israel/Palestine Question

Author: Ilan Pappé

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415169488

Category: History

Page: 278

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Drawing on debates from the last two decades, and including a new sections on women's history in the region and new articles on minorities and land ownership, this book presents the most recent developments in the Arab-Israeli conflict and a reassessment of Israel's past.

Death-Devoted Heart

Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199986983

Category: Music

Page: 248

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A tale of forbidden love and inevitable death, the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde recounts the story of two lovers unknowingly drinking a magic potion and ultimately dying in one another's arms. While critics have lauded Wagner's Tristan and Isolde for the originality and subtlety of the music, they have denounced the drama as a "mere trifle"--a rendering of Wagner's forbidden love for Matilde Wesendonck, the wife of a banker who supported him during his exile in Switzerland. Death-Devoted Heart explodes this established interpretation, proving the drama to be more than just a sublimation of the composer's love for Wesendonck or a wistful romantic dream. Scruton boldly attests that Tristan and Isolde has profound religious meaning and remains as relevant today as it was to Wagner's contemporaries. He also offers keen insight into the nature of erotic love, the sacred qualities of human passion, and the peculiar place of the erotic in our culture. His argument touches on the nature of tragedy, the significance of ritual sacrifice, and the meaning of redemption, providing a fresh interpretation of Wagner's masterpiece. Roger Scruton has written an original and provocative account of Wagner's music drama, which blends philosophy, criticism, and musicology in order to show the work's importance in the twenty-first century.