Matron in Charge

Author: Evelyn Prentis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448175607

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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'She should never have kept the business going after her husband died. Running a betting shop is no job for a woman. Especially when she's got bad legs.' After a short stay at hospital herself, Evelyn Prentis wondered what was in store for her when she returned to work. From the door-slamming Miss Cromwell to Mrs Silver's shoplifting and Mrs May coming over all queer, being Matron in charge of the Lodge was rarely straightforward. So when her ladies became unusually united in their grumbling about newest resident Ivy, the woman who'd kept the betting shop on the High Street, Evelyn was ready for all hell to break loose. But instead, with openness and kindness, Ivy won people over and even started bringing them together. Suddenly, being in charge of the Lodge was no trouble at all ...
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Documenting First Wave Feminisms

Volume II Canada - National and Transnational Contexts

Author: Nancy Forestell,Maureen Moynagh

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442666617

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This book is the second of a two-volume anthology of primary source documents on feminism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Unique in its extensive treatment of the first-wave feminist movement in Canada, it highlights distinct elements of its origins and evolution. The book is organized into thematic rubrics that address key issues, debates, and struggles within the first wave in Canada, as well as international influences and Canadian engagement in transnational networks and initiatives. Documents by Indigenous, Anglophone, Francophone, and immigrant female activists demonstrate the richness and complexity of Canadian feminism during this period. Together with its first volume, Documenting First Wave Feminisms reveals a more nuanced picture, attentive to nationalism and transnationalism, of the first wave than has previously been understood.
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Freedom's Land

Author: Anna Jacobs

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444711571

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Her husband was killed in the Great War. His wife is dead. Why not journey to the other side of the world and start again from scratch? What does it matter if they don't know each other, they will in time, after all? Norah thinks it is the most stupid idea she has ever heard. But Andrew needs no persuading. His kids are without a mother, he lives in a Lancashire town with no prospects: he can't wait to build a new life for himself in Australia. The government will even give ex-servicemen a farm, as long as they clear the land themselves. The only thing he needs is a wife to join him and time is short. Then Norah's father dies and there is nowhere for her or her daughter to go. For the first time in her life she decides to do something crazy. It may be madness to follow a man she barely knows to an untamed land of heat, spiders and endless bush far from home, but it may also be the answer to all her dreams.
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Party Shoes

Author: Noel Streatfeild

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192752536

Category: Children's stories

Page: 243

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Near the end of the Second World War, Selina receives a parcel from America that contains a beautiful party dress and shoes. But her excitement turns to sorrow when she realizes she'll never have a chance to wear the beautiful dress, until she and her cousins decide to organize a pageant.
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Bittersweet

A Novel

Author: Colleen McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476755450

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Colleen McCullough’s new, romantic Australian novel about four unforgettable sisters taking their places in life during the tumultuous years after World War I is “just as epic as her ultra-romantic classic, The Thorn Birds” (Marie Claire). Because they are two sets of twins, the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be. Yet each of these vivacious young women has her own dream for herself: Edda wants to be a doctor, Grace wants to marry, Tufts wants never to marry, and Kitty wishes to be known for something other than her beauty. They are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit, and ambition, but as they step into womanhood at the beginning of the twentieth century, life holds limited prospects for them. Together they decide to enroll in a training program for nurses—a new option for women of their time. As the Latimer sisters become immersed in hospital life and the demands of their training, each must make weighty decisions about love, career, and what she values most. The results are sometimes happy, sometimes heartbreaking, but always…bittersweet. Set against the background of a young and largely untamed nation, “filled with humor, insight, and captivating historical detail, McCullough’s latest is a wise and warm tribute to family, female empowerment, and her native land” (People).
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Tom Won't Break

Author: Michael Faunce-Brown

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782223487

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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"An action packed story, which will appeal to all who like a work of fiction where the storyline does not falter but pulls the reader along - left me breathless at times. I felt as if I was fighting for survival with Tom." ANDREW GROZIER, fiction thriller author Books by the same author: Slave Children - fast flowing action, & film script Slug Bait - mild horror Blowing My Own Trumpet - autobiography Vampire's Apprentice - 12+ Tom In Trouble - 12+ Young Escapers - 12+ & 7 episodes for TV
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Passport

A Novel of Adventure and Intrigue

Author: Michael R. Häack

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456733710

Category: Fiction

Page: 552

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Recovering from a broken marriage, schoolteacher Mike Stanton has decided to abandon his life in California and immigrate to New Zealand. With high hopes, a large backpack, money, and documents in hand, Mike boards a Pan Am flight from San Francisco bound for adventure. Trouble arises immediately when his flight develops engine trouble and is diverted to Hawaii. During the days of waiting for another flight to take him onward, Mike falls in love with the beaches, surf, and island girls but is still content to leave when the time comes. Upon his arrival in New Zealand, however, he is informed he cannot immigrate after all. With only three months until his visa expires, Mike decides to explore the stunning countryside—and soon finds himself caught up with a gang of passport counterfeiters. He is stalked and mistaken for an FBI agent, and in the serenity of this South Pacific paradise, he is kidnapped, the first in a series of treacherous events that the wayward teacher may not survive. In this thriller, one man on an extended vacation in New Zealand finds himself out of his depth, mixed up with international criminals, and facing dangers that could end with his death.
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The Era of Steam Engines Volume Three

Author: David Hunt

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1446732630

Category: Locomotive firemen

Page: 144

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Steam supreme. There are lots of railwaymen, who have departed from this world, and many are still alive, however very few have written about their experiences as employees while working for the Western Australian Government Railways. These incidents laughable or sad would be lost forever, which is the reason I am writing this book, (The Era of Steam Engines). The age of steam running supreme has vanished but the memories live on in the minds of men and women who worked in this steam-era. I will try to give a full account in this book of what it was like to be one of those people; working diligently in this era, making many permanent friends for life and how I enjoyed working steam and diesel locomotives.
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Witness to a Savage Time

Author: Marc Jordan Ben-Meir

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479717835

Category: History

Page: 287

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Marc Ben-Meir is an award winning historian, author, and historical researcher. His awards include the Thomas Alva Edison Spirit of Edison Award for excellence in research and education. He was also awarded the Jefferson Davis Gold Medal for excellence in Historical Research as well as the Judah Phillip Benjamin award for his contributions to humanity by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Ben-Meir had completed four university degrees including a Ph.D. in Psychology and an adjunct professorship. He also graduated from seminary in New York and was ordained as a rabbi. He is married to His sweetheart Tina and is the father of three sons and seven grandchildren. The Ben-Meirs live in Ft. Worth, Texas.
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Literacy and History

The Romans

Author: N.A

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 1741265045

Category: Celts

Page: 97

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The Hopeless Romantic's Handbook

A Novel

Author: Gemma Townley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307486028

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2366

Knight wanted. Must have shiny armor and own horse, preferably white. When it comes to romance, are magic, fireworks, and a dashing knight in shining Armani really too much to ask? Apparently so, since Kate Hetherington has yet to find an appropriate mate in all of London. Her lifelong friends (and confirmed pragmatists) Sally and Tom tease her endlessly about her hopeless romanticism. But Kate knows that she’s right to want her own fairy tale. After stumbling upon an old tome titled The Hopeless Romantic’s Handbook, Kate decides to give its advice a whirl. Incredibly, the book lives up to its money-back guarantee, because before Kate can say “Cinderella” she meets Joe Rogers, a drop-dead-gorgeous American actor. Frankly, he’s perfect–and Kate thinks she might have finally found The One. He certainly has the muscles required to sweep her off her feet. But Sal and Tom are less thrilled with Kate’s dreamboat. Are they just jealous, or do they know something about love that isn’t in Kate’s handbook? Kate’s pretty sure that finding true love isn’t supposed to alienate you from your friends, but what she doesn’t know is that her real knight is still waiting for her–and he’s closer than she ever imagined. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Carrington Incident

Author: Niven Busch

Publisher: eNet Press

ISBN: 1618869450

Category:

Page: 283

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Mr. Big, the leader of a powerful and dangerous new movement in Germany, is a seductive orator with a godlike remoteness intent on luring Bertha Carrington to his lair using a handsome young captain as bait. Bertha―tall, blond, Junoesque―is a teacher from America who is visiting Germany as the chaperon of a rich young woman and, flattered to be chosen over her beautiful companion, begins an affair with the captain and soon finds herself the captive of the demonical prophet. Written and published at the outbreak of World War II, The Carrington Incident, is a staggering forecast of the events in Germany that were already in motion and about to stun the world.
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A Dorset Girl

Author: Janet Woods

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684028781

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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It's the time of the Tolpuddle trial and unrest. The Dorset labourers work under terrible conditions for starvation wages. When her mother and stepfather perish in a fire, an illegitimate peasant girl, Siana Lewis, is left destitute, with a young brother and baby sister to support. Securing a job with the local rector, Siana, with her wit and beauty, will attract the attention of three men. Daniel Ayres - a young man with high hopes and very little else - is her first love, who cruelly betrays her. Francis Matheson, the local doctor, admires Siana's determination and thirst for knowledge. The pair establish a relaxed friendship. Then there's the local squire, Edward Forbes. A sensual and devious man, Edward is used to going after what he wants. He desires the beautiful peasant girl at first sight of her - and will stop at nothing to get her.
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New Tunisian Cinema

Allegories of Resistance

Author: Robert Lang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537190

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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Tunisian cinema is often described as the most daring of all Arab cinemas. For many, Tunisia appeared to be a model of equipoise between "East" and "West," and yet, during Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's presidency, from 1987 to 2011, the country became the most repressive state in the Maghreb. Against considerable odds, a generation of filmmakers emerged in the mid-1980s to make films that are allegories of resistance to the increasingly illiberal trends that were marking their society. In New Tunisian Cinema, Robert Lang focuses on eight films by some of the nation's best-known directors, including Man of Ashes (1986), Bezness (1992) and Making Of (2006) by Nouri Bouzid, Halfaouine (1990) by Férid Boughedir, The Silences of the Palace (1994) by Moufida Tlatli, Essaïda (1997) by Mohamed Zran, Bedwin Hacker (2002) by Nadia El Fani, and The TV Is Coming (2006) by Moncef Dhouib. He explores the political economy and social, historical, and psychoanalytic dimensions of these works and the strategies filmmakers deployed to preserve cinema's ability to shape debates about national identity. These debates, Lang argues, not only helped initiate the 2011 uprising that ousted Ben Ali's regime but also did much to inform and articulate the aspirations of the Tunisian people in the new millennium.
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Worth a Dozen Men

Women and Nursing in the Civil War South

Author: Libra R. Hilde

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813932181

Category: History

Page: 328

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In antebellum society, women were regarded as ideal nurses because of their sympathetic natures. However, they were expected to exercise their talents only in the home; nursing strange men in hospitals was considered inappropriate, if not indecent. Nevertheless, in defiance of tradition, Confederate women set up hospitals early in the Civil War and organized volunteers to care for the increasing number of sick and wounded soldiers. As a fledgling government engaged in a long and bloody war, the Confederacy relied on this female labor, which prompted a new understanding of women’s place in public life and a shift in gender roles. Challenging the assumption that Southern women’s contributions to the war effort were less systematic and organized than those of Union women, Worth a Dozen Men looks at the Civil War as a watershed moment for Southern women. Female nurses in the South played a critical role in raising army and civilian morale and reducing mortality rates, thus allowing the South to continue fighting. They embodied a new model of heroic energy and nationalism, and came to be seen as the female equivalent of soldiers. Moreover, nursing provided them with a foundation for pro-Confederate political activity, both during and after the war, when gender roles and race relations underwent dramatic changes. Worth a Dozen Men chronicles the Southern wartime nursing experience, tracking the course of the conflict from the initial burst of Confederate nationalism to the shock and sorrow of losing the war. Through newspapers and official records, as well as letters, diaries, and memoirs—not only those of the remarkable and dedicated women who participated, but also of the doctors with whom they served, their soldier patients, and the patients’ families—a comprehensive picture of what it was like to be a nurse in the South during the Civil War emerges.
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Who's who in Uganda

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Uganda

Page: N.A

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