Category : Fiction
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780375705625
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Having lost his biggest client to an unscrupulous boss, Max Skinner journeys to Provence to inspect a vineyard he has inherited and finds additional challenges in the vineyard's inferior wine and a California woman's claim on the estate. By the author of Anything Considered. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Fairlight Moderns
ISBN : 1914148053
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 144
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Rural Cyprus, 1925. Despo is recently married, heavily pregnant and deeply afraid. The twelve days of Christmas are beginning - the time when, according to local folklore, creatures known as kalikantzari come up from Hell to wreak havoc. Meanwhile, her husband Loukas has troubles of his own. Struggling with dreams and desires he doesn't understand, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to an Englishman, a newcomer to the island. In a village wreathed in superstition, Despo and Loukas must protect themselves and their unborn child from ominous forces at play.

Category : Religion
Editor : SPCK
ISBN : 9780281077045
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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How can we enter fruitfully into the seasons of the Church’s year? Why have the seasons become shaped as they have and what can we do to make them good? As Mark Oakley explains in the hugely enjoyable, earthy and wide-ranging introduction to this exceptional volume, we can experience them in stimulating company! Here are reflections by the most senior pastors and teachers in the Church today: SARAH MULLALLY, Bishop of Crediton, on A Good Advent, a season ‘pregnant with hope’, when our waiting is anything but inactive. ROWAN WILLIAMS, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, on A Good Christmas, and the overwhelming surprise of ‘a God who values our humanity beyond all imagining’. LIBBY LANE, Bishop of Stockport, on A Good Epiphany, when through discomfort ‘we begin to discover at first hand the hospitality of God’. JUSTIN WELBY, Archbishop of Canterbury, on A Good Lent, ‘which takes hold of human sinfulness and, in an extraordinary way, makes space for the hope of Christ’. STEPHEN COTTRELL, Bishop of Chelmsford, on A Good Holy Week, when we ‘revel in the sensuous and very hands-on re-enactment of liturgical drama’. STEPHEN CONWAY, Bishop of Ely, on A Good Easter, which is ‘life lived shot through with grace and glory’. KAREN GORHAM, Bishop of Sherborne, on A Good Pentecost, when our life’s journey ‘brings us encounters, challenges and opportunities we can rise to, equipped by the Spirit of God’.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Dorrance Publishing
ISBN : 9781480910843
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 104
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It is summer at the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, and the Von Zeppelin family is celebrating the season. Magdalene and her husband, Bion, watch over their children, Izzy and Chloe, as they playfully create adventures on the beach. When Izzy meets a handsome young man, however, their summertime fun becomes more than they ever imagined. It’s a Good Year is a story of friendship, and family, and first love, set in idyllic, small-town America. It is a nostalgic and inspirational story that brings to mind memories of hot summer days and the freedom and innocence of youth.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Andrews UK Limited
ISBN : 9781911105572
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 221
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Derek doesn’t have much going for him. He only puts up with the long hours minding his brother’s strawberry stall because at night he can become a different person... calling himself ‘Hank’, donning a Stetson and fronting a country-and-western band. Derek has modelled his voice on that of his idol, Nashville star George Jones, and fantasizes that one day he might fl y to the United States of America to see him sing at the Grand Ole Opry. But with a council house, four kids and no money it seems like an impossible dream. Taking a break one hot summer’s day in the forest opposite the strawberry stall, Derek overhears something that will put him in grave danger; something that will bind him to a man he has never even met.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Chicago Review Press
ISBN : 9780897334761
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 186
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Set in the Ontario city of Fort York in 1940, this novel introduces readers to Albert V. Tretheway (pronounced TreTHOOee), an oversized Inspector in the Fort York Police Department, along with his colleague, Jonathan (Jake) Small, his sister Adelaine (Addie), and a bizarre collection of characters who make up the Fort York City Council. In early 1940, Fort York is chiefly concerned with the war; that is, until a series of crimes turns their attention to dangers closer to home. A dead, unplucked chicken with an arrow through its heart is delivered to Junior Alderman Gertrude Valentine, which marks the beginning of a series of "pranks" on subsequent holidays, eventually leading to murder. The city waits breathlessly for each week to pass, wondering which holiday (and which Alderman) will be next. The story reaches its raucous climax on New Years Eve in Albert and Addie's boarding house, where Tretheway unravels the mystery in front of the entire cast of citizens.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Hachette+ORM
ISBN : 9781401330705
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 377
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“A heroine whom readers will root for, and the fun quirky cast of characters (and animals) will keep the laughter flowing.” —Library Journal Life hasn't been a bed of roses lately for Londoner Molly Taylor. Newly divorced and struggling to find a new home and a way to support her three boys, she’s stunned when her beloved aunt dies and leaves her Harrington Hall, a three-hundred-year-old manor house on the Devon coast, where Molly grew up. But does Molly really want to run a bed-and-breakfast in an old house where the only thing that doesn't need urgent attention is Aunt Helena's beautiful rose garden? Or care for Uncle Bertie, an eccentric former navy officer with a cliff-top cannon? Or Betty, his rude parrot that bites whomever annoys it? Yet Molly's best friend is all for the plan: “My heart bleeds. Your very own beach, the beautiful house, and Helena’s garden. All you have to do is grill a bit of bacon.” But with Molly’s conniving brother running the family hotel nearby, the return of a high school flame with ulterior motives, and three sons whose idea of a new country life seems to involve vast quantities of mud, this is not going to be easy. And then Harrington Hall begins to work its magic, and the roses start to bloom . . . Warm, witty, and chock-full of quintessential British charm, this is a story for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting over . . . with or without bacon. “[A] story that fans of Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s The Language of Flowers will devour.” —Library Journal “Utterly charming.” —Booklist

Category : History
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9780307823373
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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This is the dramatic story of the most crucial year in the history of the American West, 1876, when the wars between the United States Government and the Indian Nations reached a peak. Telling a great deal about Indian cultures, history, beliefs and personality, this is the first book to cover the whole year, rather than simply its components. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Oldcastle Books
ISBN : 9781843440802
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 320
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The explosive and compelling thriller of drugs and murder in south London's mean, gangland streets. Nick Sharman is nobody's favourite person. Ex-cop, ex-doper, invalided out of the Met after a stray bullet in the foot saved him from an investigation into the missing evidence from a drugs haul. The cops don't like him. The villains don't like him. Sharman is unemployable. So he's hired himself an office and set up shop as a private investigator in his south London patch. Divorces and debt-collecting were what he expected. What he gets is Patsy Bright, young, pretty and missing. Her father wants her back. She's a good girl, a model, and only a little bit into drugs. With Sharman's connections it should be a piece of cake. Only when he comes to with a split head, a pocketful of planted heroin, a dead girl and two policemen acting on a tip-off, does Sharman realise this case is different. And serious. And personal.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780307791962
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 304
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Hanky-panky on the international art scene is the source of the hilarity and fizz in Peter Mayle's new novel. He flies us back to the south of France (a region some readers of his irresistible best-sellers believe him to have invented), on a wild chase through galleries, homes of prominent collectors, and wickedly delectable restaurants. There are stopovers in the Bahamas and England, and in New York, where that glossiest of magazines, Decorating Quarterly, reflects the cutting-edge trendiness of its editor, Camilla Jameson Porter. (Camilla has recently broken new ground in the world of power lunches by booking two tables on the same day, and shuttling between them, at the city's trendiest restaurant.) It is Camilla who has sent our hero, Andre Kelly, to Cap Ferrat to take glamorous photo-graphs of the houses and treasures of the rich, famous, and fatuous. He happens to have his camera at the ready when he spots a Cézanne being loaded onto a plumber's truck near the home of an absent collector. Odd, thinks Andre. And in no time he's on the trail of a state-of-the-art art scam, chasing Cézanne. It's a joy to follow him and the crowds intent on speeding or foiling his quest--including a beautiful agent; a super-savvy art dealer attracted to the finer things in life, especially if they promise the payoff of a lifetime; an awesome Dutch forger; some outstandingly greedy New York sophisticates; and, invisible in the background, the parade of remarkable chefs whose mouthwatering culinary masterpieces periodically soothe the hero and tantalize the reader of Chasing Cézanne.