• Fiction

One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill

A feel-good, heartwarming Christmas romance
Author: Mandy Baggot
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473551838
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 6139
A feel-good festive romance to curl up with this Christmas 'Magical, heart-melting fiction at its best!' Samantha Tonge ***** Imagine the perfect Christmas Kiss... His strong arms around her waist, her hands on his face, the snow slowly starts to fall... It’s enough to make Isla Winters cringe! While her sister can’t get enough of this – increasingly common – sight on the streets of London, Isla’s too busy trying to stop Hannah’s wheelchair from slipping on the ice, and making sure she’s not too late to her dream job at Breekers International. But everything changes with the arrival of Chase Bryan, fresh from the New York office. He’s eager to learn everything about Isla’s beloved Notting Hill, but as the nights get colder, will cosying up to him come at a price? A fun, festive feel-good read perfect for fans of Heidi Swain's Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair and Erin Green's A Christmas Wish ***** Readers LOVE One Christmas Kiss in Notting Hill 'I absolutely loved this book. The storyline and characters were wonderful. Chic lit at its finest' Emma 'A really really enjoyable Christmassy tale with lots of festive cheer' Stacey 'Mandy Baggot is the queen of the festive story' Steph 'Notting Hill at Christmas time is the perfect setting' Noemi 'A fabulous page turner' Avid Reader 'Christmas romance at its very best' Annie

    • German fiction

The Undying Past


Author: Hermann Sudermann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: German fiction
Page: 382
View: 6448

    • Travel

The Worst Journey in the World

With Scott in Antarctica 1910-1913
Author: Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486123022
Category: Travel
Page: 528
View: 7026
Published in 1922 by an expedition survivor, this riveting adventure classic recounts Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. "A masterpiece." — The New York Review of Books.

Fifty-two Stories for Girls


Author: Alfred H. Miles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781539350880
Category:
Page: 698
View: 4130
It is an excellent horror book for individuals who are going to overcome horror.

    • Fiction

The Runaway Year


Author: Shani Struthers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1623420253
Category: Fiction
Page: 265
View: 7241
Dumped by her hotshot boyfriend and boss, Layla Lewis quits her job and heads to Trecastle in North Cornwall to house-sit for a friend-of-a-friend. Trecastle isn't new to her; it's a place where she holidayed regularly with her now-estranged mother. It's also the home of Hannah McKenzie, her childhood friend. Hannah has tempted her with a place to live and a job in the local pub. Needing time to nurse her battered heart and escape her "real life" for a year, Layla accepts. Hannah is a talented artist as well as a barmaid. She lives in the village center with her boyfriend Jim, a singer in a local band. They are happy together, or as happy as they can be, considering. Hannah loves Jim, but there is someone she loves more and it's pushing them to breaking point. Meanwhile, back in Brighton, Layla's fiery yet loyal friend Penny seeks revenge on her behalf, sending a forged email that could damage her ex's business prospects. Penny wonders if she has gone too far but is soon preoccupied with her own problems: the sizzle has fizzled in her marriage, and she feels neglected. After getting frisky with Dylan one night, she confesses all to her husband-and he's been like ice ever since. Over the course of a year, there is laughter and heartache as all three endeavor to reign in their tumultuous love lives-discovering you can run all you like, but if it's love you're up against, true love, good things can only happen when you stand your ground.

Ninety Days of Summer


Author: Emily Harvale
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909917064
Category:
Page: 320
View: 759
Ninety Days of Summer A Goldebury Bay Novel Cleo knows a secret... Sixteen years ago, in the middle of the night, Cleo Merrifield and her parents left her Aunt Clara's house in Goldebury Bay. Cleo also left the two young men who loved her, Oliver Sutton and Thaddeus Beaumont. Now Cleo's back and ... she's brought her best friend, Poppy. Long, hot days and sultry nights, gorgeous men and chilled champagne seem the perfect summer cocktail for two thirty-something girls, intent on having fun. But Cleo knows not everything is as it seems in the picturesque seaside resort; that includes Aunt Clara. And secrets have a way of getting out. When gossip spreads like wildfire, Cleo's hopes go up in flames. Then Poppy uncovers an even bigger secret.

    • Gardening

Old Time Gardens

Newly Set Forth
Author: Alice Morse Earle
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584654186
Category: Gardening
Page: 489
View: 345
A classic work on historic gardens is available again.

    • Poetry

The complete poetry of James Hearst


Author: James Hearst,G. Scott Cawelti
Publisher: Univ of Iowa Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 523
View: 7711
Part of the regionalist movement that included Grant Wood, Paul Engle, Hamlin Garland, and Jay G. Sigmund, James Hearst helped create what Iowa novelist Ruth Suckow called "a poetry of place". A lifelong Iowa farmer, Hearst began writing poetry at age nineteen and eventually wrote thirteen books of poems, a novel, short stories, cantatas, and essays, which gained him a devoted following. Many of his poems were published in the regionalist periodicals of the time, including the Midland, and by the great regional presses, including Carroll Coleman's Prairie Press.Drawing on his experiences as a farmer, Hearst wrote with a distinct voice of rural life and its joys and conflicts, of his own battles with physical and emotional pain (he was partially paralyzed in a farm accident), and of his own place in the world. His clear eye offered a vision of the midwestern agrarian life that was sympathetic but not sentimental -- a people and an art rooted in place.

    • Chick lit, English

Lizzie Marshall's Wedding


Author: Emily Harvale
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781480124356
Category: Chick lit, English
Page: 264
View: 6774
"Becky Cooper hasn't got time for romance. She's a thirty-two year old widow, struggling to raise her daughter and come to terms with the past, so a man is the last thing she needs. Her friends disagree, and when Max Bedford arrives in the village, they decide he's perfect for her ... When Becky is employed to organise Lizze Marshall's wedding, introducing her to Max's ex-wife and a group of people whose lives seem even more complicated than her own, she begins to discover she's not the only one with 'baggage'. Can love set her free, or will it break her heart?"--Back cover.

A Fortunate Term


Author: Angela Brazil
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986610674
Category:
Page: 178
View: 5359
A Fortunate Term

The Hill


Author: Horace Annesley Vachell
Publisher: Koteliansky Press
ISBN: 1445565595
Category:
Page: 332
View: 8149
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

    • Composers

The Letters of Robert Schumann


Author: Robert Schumann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Composers
Page: 299
View: 684

    • Fiction

A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake

Unlocking James Joyce's Masterwork
Author: Joseph Campbell,Henry Morton Robinson,Edmund L. Epstein
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577314050
Category: Fiction
Page: 402
View: 9559
Since its publication in 1939, countless would-be readers of Finnegans Wake - James Joyce's masterwork, which consumed a third of his life - have given up after a few pages, dismissing it as a "perverse triumph of the unintelligible." In 1944, a young professor of mythology and literature named Joseph Campbell, working with Henry Morton Robinson, wrote the first "key" or guide to entering the fascinating, disturbing, marvelously rich world of Finnegans Wake. The authors break down Joyce's "unintelligible" book page by page, stripping the text of much of its obscurity and serving up thoughtful interpretations via footnotes and bracketed commentary. They outline the book's basic action, and then simplify ? and clarify ? its complex web of images and allusions. A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake is the latest addition to the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series.

Deck the Halls


Author: Emily Harvale
Publisher: Crescent Gate Publishing
ISBN: 9781909917200
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 8517
Harri (Harriet) Hall thinks Christmas will be perfect in her ancestral home, The Hall, with roaring log fires, scented pine trees, sparkling decorations, and mouth-watering, festive feasts. She's been abroad for the last two years and is excited about introducing her, admittedly quirky, family, and The Hall, to her boyfriend, Art (Arthur) and his family, the Camlan-Browns. She soon finds things have changed. The family funds are dwindling fast and The Hall looks like a dilapidated pile. But Harri has her savings and it won't take long to spruce it up. Although letting Lance Knightly do the renovation, may be a big mistake. There's something about the man, Harri really doesn't like. She needs to keep an eye on him. Snow is gently falling and preparations are going well - until Harri's stepbrother blows up the cooker; water leaks through the roof and blizzards arrive before the Camlan-Browns. Will Art get through the snow by Christmas Eve, and will Lance finish work on The Hall in time? Harri's perfectly capable of dealing with a crisis as well as any man, but it seems Christmas may not turn out quite as she expected.

A Slippery Slope


Author: Emily Harvale
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909917040
Category:
Page: 250
View: 308
Love shouldn't be an uphill struggle. Verity Lawton's fortieth birthday surprise from her husband, Tony isn't quite what she's expecting and she needs to get away. Is joining daughter Lucy as a chalet girl in France a step too far? Verity's cooking is more 'bleurgh' than cordon bleu but how difficult can it be to make creme brulee? Chalet Marianne looks like a dream and so does the owner, Josh Calder. But being a chalet girl involves more than sitting by a fire watching snowflakes fall or dancing the night away. Josh has several rules - and they don't include Verity snapping at him every time he opens his mouth, taking in a stray dog that seems to have forgotten its job description, or setting the kitchen on fire. Verity's on a slippery slope - and it's about to get much worse. When her own mother arrives, along with a repentant Tony, it's time to make a choice. But is it really hers to make? And will things work out for the best, or is it all downhill from here?

Ninety Steps to Summerhill


Author: Emily Harvale
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909917095
Category:
Page: 256
View: 8321
Ninety Steps to Summerhill. A Goldebury Bay novel - Book Two. Sophie isn't looking for love; she's looking for long-lost treasure. Sophie Summerhill believes in Fate and she's in Goldebury Bay for only one reason: to find the fabled, long-lost, Summerhill treasure. When she finds it, she's going to sell it and head for a life of luxury in the Caribbean. But first, she has to solve the mystery of an ancient feud between local families: the Beaumonts, the Suttons and the Pollards and to do that, she will need some help. What she doesn't need is good-looking journalist, Timothy Richards asking questions. Or a man who's just lost everything - the darkly handsome, Thaddeus Beaumont, taking on the role of 'knight in shining armour'. In fact, Sophie must try to avoid Thaddeus. He might find out what she's trying to keep hidden from everyone in Goldebury Bay, and particularly from him.

The Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club

The Perfect Place to Find - A Recipe for Happiness
Author: Chrissie Manby
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781473639775
Category:
Page: 384
View: 3356
'Funny, warm and engaging; this year's must-read! 5****' By the Letter Book Reviews In the quaint seaside town of Newbay, a beginner's cookery course is starting. And three very different students have signed up... Liz's husband has left her for a twenty-something clean-eating blogger, and she's determined to show the world - and her daughter - she's just as capable in the kitchen. John, newly widowed after fifty years of marriage, can't live on sympathy lasagnes forever. To thirty-year-old workaholic Bella, the course is a welcome escape from her high-pressure job. Their only common ground: between them, they can barely boil an egg! Enter talented chef Alex, who is determined to introduce his pupils to the comforts of cuisine. As Liz, John and Bella encounter various disasters in the kitchen, the unlikely trio soon form a fast friendship. Their culinary skills might be catastrophic - but could the cookery club have given them a recipe for happiness? The wonderful new novel from bestselling author Chrissie Manby is perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Trisha Ashley, Cathy Bramley, and The Great British Bake Off. Praise for The Worst Case Scenario Cookery Club: 'A lovely book which brought a tear to my eye in places' - Broadbeansbooks 'Heartwarming' - The Book Bag 'Funny and emotional...a MUST READ this autumn' - On My Bookshelf 'A very warm tale full of different kinds of love; just delicious!' - Netgalley Reviewer 'If you want a funny, emotional read that will leave you wanting more then you need this book in your life!' - Goodreads 'I loved this book... the perfect place to find a recipe for happiness!' - Goodreads 'What an absolute joy to read...such a lovely story' - Goodreads 'A winning recipe of a story... I devoured it from cover to cover!' - Goodreads 'Just the breath of fresh air that I needed... I could have kept reading for many more pages!' - Netgalley 'I adored this hilarious book!' I Read Novels 'Chrissie Manby has cooked up a fine tale' Cultural Wednesday 'What a wonderfully lighthearted and uplifting novel, one I couldn't put down' - Bloglovin 'An absolute joy to read - highly recommended for when you need a little pick-me-up!' - Brew and Book Reviews

    • Fiction

The Pharmacist's Wife


Author: Vanessa Tait
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1786492725
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9592
Love. Desire. Vengeance. A deadly alchemy. When Rebecca Palmer's new husband opens a pharmacy in Victorian Edinburgh, she expects to live the life of a well-heeled gentlewoman. But her ideal turns to ashes when she discovers her husband is not what he seems. As Rebecca struggles to maintain her dignity in the face of his infidelity and strange sexual desires, Alexander tries to pacify her so-called hysteria with a magical new chemical creation. A wonder-drug he calls heroin. Rebecca's journey into addiction takes her further into her past, and her first, lost love, while Alexander looks on, curiously observing his wife's descent. Meanwhile, Alexander's desire to profit from his invention leads him down a dangerous path that blurs science, passion, and death. He soon discovers that even the most promising experiments can have unforeseen and deadly consequences... Reminiscent of the works of Sarah Waters, this is a brilliantly observed piece of Victoriana which deals with the disempowerment of women, addiction, desire, sexual obsession and vengeance.

    • History

Pandaemonium 1660–1886

The Coming of the Machine as Seen by Contemporary Observers
Author: Humphrey Jennings
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848315864
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 8134
Collecting texts taken from letters, diaries, literature, scientific journals and reports, Pandæmonium gathers a beguiling narrative as it traces the development of the machine age in Britain. Covering the years between 1660 and 1886, it offers a rich tapestry of human experience, from eyewitness reports of the Luddite Riots and the Peterloo Massacre to more intimate accounts of child labour, Utopian communities, the desecration of the natural world, ground-breaking scientific experiments, and the coming of the railways. Humphrey Jennings, co-founder of the Mass Observation movement of the 1930s and acclaimed documentary film-maker, assembled an enthralling narrative of this key period in Britain’s national consciousness. The result is a highly original artistic achievement in its own right. Thanks to the efforts of his daughter, Marie-Louise Jennings, Pandæmonium was originally published in 1985, and in 2012 it was the inspiration behind Danny Boyle’s electrifying Opening Ceremony for the London Olympic Games. Frank Cottrell Boyce, who wrote the scenario for the ceremony, contributes a revealing new foreword for this edition.