The Little Cottage in the Country

Author: Lottie Phillips

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008189935

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9000

‘A sweet and charming story.’ Kaye Temanson (NetGalley reviewer) A delightfully uplifting romantic comedy to get you in the mood for summer! Escape to the country!

Easier English Basic Dictionary

Pre-Intermediate Level. Over 11,000 terms clearly defined

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408102021

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 4104

The Easier English Basic Dictionary" is designed especially for elementary and pre-intermediate students of English. It includes the basic vocabulary needed to understand and study written and spoken English at this level, and is particularly useful for students taking the Preliminary English Test (PET) or the Key English Test (KET) exams. Clear notes on grammar, irregular verbs and easily confused words, as well as pronunciations for all entries make this a valuable aid to students of English."

A Cottage in the Country

Inspirational Hideaways

Author: Jane Eastoe

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911358359

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 5373

A collection of the most fascinating and picturesque cottages from the National Trust. We all dream of escaping to a hideaway in the country – a green and pleasant idyll of country lanes with hawthorn hedges, a garden filled with hollyhocks and rosebushes, a cosy, flagstoned interior with a fire burning in the hearth... A Cottage in the Country presents a glorious collection of the most fascinating and picturesque small dwellings from the National Trust. From rustic workers' cottages to the inspirational homes of Thomas Hardy and Virginia Woolf, from the prettiest thatches to solid stone follies, this inspiring book celebrates the very best of cottage life. Unlock your escapist fantasies with A Cottage in the Country, a visual delight showcasing 38 gorgeous cottages inside and out, along with the fascinating stories of their history and the lives of the people who have called them home.

The Winter Bride

Author: Anne Gracie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637501

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2245

~"Delightful....A romantic winner." --Kirkus Four young women face a life of destitution—until a daring act changes their fortune and turns them each into a beautiful bride. In The Winter Bride, a compromising situation leads to an unexpected wedding and delicious temptation.... Damaris Chance’s unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage forever. But her guardian, Lady Beatrice Davenham, convinces her to make her coming out anyway—and have a season of carefree, uncomplicated fun. When Damaris finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, she has no choice but to agree to wed him—as long as it’s in name only. Her new husband seems to accept her terms, but Freddy has a plan of his own: to seduce his reluctant winter bride. Will Damaris’s secrets destroy her chance at true happiness? Or can Freddy help her cast off the shackles of the past, and yield to delicious temptation?

Quiet Talks on John's Gospel

Author: Samuel Dickey Gordon

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 160206055X

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 7300

In this small volume by S. D. Gordon from his "Quiet Talks" series, the subtle truths of John's gospel are discussed in a friendly, intimate manner. Gordon's purpose is not that of a scholarly writer trying to make his mark on the history of Biblical interpretation. Rather, he speaks to Christian "common folk," as he calls them, who may not be priests but still wish to deeply understand the nature of God and the revelation of Jesus. Through John, Gordon finds the essence of Christ's quest on Earth: the cultivation of love. American lay preacher SAMUEL DICKEY GORDON (1859-1936) was a devotional speaker in high demand throughout the early 1900s, as well as a prolific author of inspirational works. His "Quiet Talks" series includes Quiet Talks on Power and Quiet Talks About Jesus.

Piano Man

Life of John Ogdon

Author: Charles Beauclerk

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857200127

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 5443

The first full biography of John Ogdon; a tortured genius and arguably the greatest British pianist of all time. From the beginning of his professional career as a soloist John Ogdon was hailed as a musician of rare understanding and phenomenal technical gifts. Able to play and memorize just about any score at sight, tales of his impossible exploits at the keyboard are legion. Yet Ogdon was a man of extremes and it was this very extremity, while the source of much of his gift, that also led to appalling suffering. Here was a man whose feelings were inexpressibly deep and often tormenting, and Ogdon's glory days, following his coveted Tchaikovsky prize in 1962, came to a sudden end in 1973 when he suffered a severe mental breakdown which led to his being certified insane and made patient of the Court of Protection. Over the course of several harrowing years Ogdon would spend large periods of time in and out of psychiatric wards and halfway houses. The drugs and treatments prescribed sometimes affected his coordination, and his reputation suffered as a result. Yet Ogdon's commitment to his art remained undimmed, and until the end he drew out performances of tremendous beauty and conviction from the depths of his ravaged heart. In this illuminating biography, Charles Beauclerk explores the life of a brilliantly inspired artist, for whom music was both his cross and his salvation.

The Mighty Quinns: Ryan

Author: Kate Hoffmann

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460341732

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8302

Surrender is the greatest sin For adventure guide Ryan Quinn, a week in Fiji babysitting a hen party should be a cakewalk. Only, the bride turns out to be sexy movie star Serena Hightower, and the wedding turns out to be very much in question. Ryan wants to help Serena, but he's not sure he can trust himself with her—not when she is his every temptation personified… Serena Hightower just needs one week in paradise to figure out what she wants. Unfortunately, what she wants is the one thing she can't have—the rugged and charming Ryan Quinn. Serena craves Ryan's touch, the haven of his arms. But to be with him, she'll have to risk her career and her future, not to mention his. If she throws it all away for the chance at happiness, will he do the same?

Trojan Gold

Author: Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780337744

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8444

More from Vicky Bliss - the new heroine from the creator of the bestselling Amelia Peabody series A picture is worth a thousand words - but the photograph art historian Vicky Bliss has just received gives rise to a thousand questions instead. A quick glance at the blood-stained envelope is all the proof she needs that something is horribly wrong. The photo itself is familiar: a woman adorned in the gold of Troy. Yet this isn't the famous photograph of Frau Schliemann - this photo is contemporary. And the gold, as Vicky and her fellow academics know - disappeared at the end of World War II. And now this circle of experts is gathered for a festive Bavarian Christmas - including a very determined killer.

Dictionarium Britannicum, Or, A More Compleat Universal Etymological English Dictionary Than Any Extant

Containing Not Only the Words, and Their Explication, But Their Etymologies ... Also Explaining Hard and Technical Words ... Illustrated with Near Five Hundred Cuts ... Likewise a Collection and Explanation of Words and Phrases Us'd in Our Antient Charters, Statutes, Writs ... Also the ... Mythology of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, &c. ... to which is Added a Collection of Proper Names of Persons and Places in Great-Britain ...

Author: Nathan Bailey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 818

View: 4924


To Dream of Love

Author: M.C. Beaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472101766

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4883

The sixth book in M.C. Beaton's charming Regency Flame series. Must one sister suffer in poverty while the other sister lives in the lap of luxury? This question plagued Harriet Clifton incessantly. Inviting herself to her widowed sister Cordelia's posh London townhouse for the season was surely the only way to meet a suitable partner - as well as to escape droughty old Pringle House forever. The vain Cordelia was meanwhile casting her net for the notorious Marquess of Arden, a man who preferred to court a mistress rather than wed a wife. Who would have believed that the Marquess would succumb to Harriet's countrified charms? Or that Cordelia would stoop quite so low as to try to conquer the Marquess at her own sister's expense? Searching for lighter romances set in the English countryside? Look no farther than the Regency Flame Series, which features mistaken identities, botched marriages, witty heroines, and the courtship of prime Corinthians.

Revenge of the Bully

Author: Scott Starkey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442456795

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5601

Rodney Rathbone must protect his reputation as a reluctant hero when he takes on team sports—and a football bully—in this laugh-out-loud follow-up to How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying and Call of the Bully. When Rodney Rathbone tries out for his school football team, the outcome is incredible: he isn’t cut! His father is thrilled, but Rodney isn’t. Before long, Rodney starts to wonder, is it more difficult to make the team—or stay on it? Especially since his arch-nemesis is now technically his teammate, and he seems ready to show Rodney who’s boss. And Rodney’s mother is now the restaurant reviewer for one local paper and Rodney has to go along—escargot anyone? Reluctant hero Rodney Rathbone is back in school trying to live up to his fame. Can he?

Cleopatra's Sister

Author: Penelope Lively

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241960266

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2572

Cleopatra's Sister is the tenth novel by Booker Prize winning author Penelope Lively. Detached and unwordly paleontologist Howard Beamish is on a journey that is to change his life. Travelling to Nairobi, his plane is forced to land in Marsopolis, the capital of Callimbia, where Cleopatra's sister entertained Antony. Also on the flight is Lucy Faulkner, a journalist with a sketchy knowledge of Callimbia's political turbulence. As chance throws them together, Howard and Lucy become embroiled in a revolution that is both political and personal. 'Every sentence is a pleasure to read' Sunday Express 'A fluent, funny, ultimately moving romance in which lovers share centre stage with Lively's persuasive meditations on history and fate. . .a book of great charm with a real intellectual resonance at its core' The New York Times Book Review Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short-story collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for her highly acclaimed novel Moon Tiger. Her other books include Going Back; Judgement Day; Next to Nature, Art; Perfect Happiness; Passing On; City of the Mind; Cleopatra's Sister; Heat Wave; Beyond the Blue Mountains, a collection of short stories; Oleander, Jacaranda, a memoir of her childhood days in Egypt; Spiderweb; her autobiographical work, A House Unlocked; The Photograph; Making It Up; Consequences; Family Album, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Costa Novel Award, and How It All Began. She is a popular writer for children and has won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. She was appointed CBE in the 2001 New Year's Honours List, and DBE in 2012. Penelope Lively lives in London.

1943

Author: Charlotte L R Kane

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291885358

Category: Fiction

Page: 74

View: 4433

It's 1943 and Britain is in the midst of a war. Edward Henderson is sailing around the seas, aiding and serving his country in the waters. Rose Jones is an eighteen year old nurse who is stationed in a local hospital and saving those who are admitted. Through a pen pal scheme that was organised during the time, Edward and Rose's worlds are brought together. As the months advanced and the autumn started to set in Rose and Edward realise that there is more to their relationship than the letters. Over the three months they have been writing they have fallen in love with each other. But with the war going on will those two people get to meet and finally have a chance of happiness during the hardest of times?

Building Green

A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods - Earth Plaster; Straw Bale; Cordwood; Cob; Living Roofs

Author: Clarke Snell,Tim Callahan

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600595349

Category: Architecture

Page: 615

View: 9317

The bestselling reference to sustainable construction, updated with online resource tie-ins, features more than 1,200 step-by-step photographs that follow the actual erection of an alternative building from site selection to final-touch interior details.

Flower Girls

Author: Richard Cameron

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408141906

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 5804

Flower Girls is the funny, beautifully observed and uplifting story of a group of disabled women who live and work at The Crippleage, Edgware. Inspired by the personal testimony and reminiscences of real-life Flower Girls, the play shifts effortlessly between the unsettled early years of World War II and the seemingly more liberated world of 1965. Their stories reveal an indomitable spirit and a fierce determination to find their place in the world, a world that prefers to keep them at a safe distance. "A red button. From a red coat...I collected them. From every coat of every new arrival at the orphanage, before they were sold to the rag man. And I would wait until they were at their homesick worst. A penny to hold it, a shilling to keep it." Britain's foremost disabled-led theatre company Graeae joins forces with The New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich to present the world premiere of this play on 5 October 2007. The play is published as a programme text to coincide with the production.