Mistress Pat

Author: L. M. Montgomery

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473373980

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 327

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Mistress Pat is the sequel to ‘Pat of Silver Bush’. Patricia Gardiner is now in her twenties and loves her home, Silver Bush, as much as ever. She continues to despise change almost just as much as in her younger years, but nevertheless, change is on the horizon. Pat has plenty of admirers who would be only too glad to provide her with a home elsewhere, but with her love of Silver Bush so strong, will she ever be able to give romance a chance? This early work by Lucy Maud Montgomery was originally published in 1935 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on 30th November 1874, New London, in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Her mother, Clara Woolner (Macneil), died before Lucy reached the age of two and so she was raised by her maternal grandparents in a family of wealthy Scottish immigrants. In 1908 Montgomery produced her first full-length novel, titled 'Anne of Green Gables'. It was an instant success, and following it up with several sequels, Montgomery became a regular on the best-seller list and an international household name. Montgomery died in Toronto on 24th April 1942.
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Pat of Silver Bush

Author: L. M. Montgomery

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473373999

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 351

View: 7386

Pat of Silver Bush' tells the tale of Pat's first romance and the wonders of friendship. Patricia Gardiner hates change of any kind and above all loves her home, Silver Bush. She very much enjoys living there with her loving family and their housekeeper Judy Plum, who has a magical and mythical tale to suit any occasion. However Pat must learn to cope with the tragedies and changes that disrupt her warm and happy home. This early work by Lucy Maud Montgomery was originally published in 1933 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on 30th November 1874, New London, in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Her mother, Clara Woolner (Macneil), died before Lucy reached the age of two and so she was raised by her maternal grandparents in a family of wealthy Scottish immigrants. In 1908 Montgomery produced her first full-length novel, titled 'Anne of Green Gables'. It was an instant success, and following it up with several sequels, Montgomery became a regular on the best-seller list and an international household name. Montgomery died in Toronto on 24th April 1942.
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Pat of Silver Bush and Mistress Pat

Author: L. M. Montgomery

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473344859

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 546

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Pat of Silver Bush tells the story of Patricia Gardiner; who hates change of any kind and above all loves her home; Silver Bush. She very much enjoys living there with her loving family and their housekeeper Judy Plum; who has a magical and mythical tale to suit any occasion. However Pat must learn to cope with the tragedies and changes that disrupt her warm and happy home. Mistress Pat is the sequel to ‘Pat of Silver Bush’. Patricia Gardiner is now in her twenties and loves her home; Silver Bush; as much as ever. She continues to despise change almost just as much as in her younger years; but nevertheless; change is on the horizon. Pat has plenty of admirers who would be only too glad to provide her with a home elsewhere; but with her love of Silver Bush so strong; will she ever be able to give romance a chance?
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Mistress Bradstreet

The Untold Life of America's First Poet

Author: Charlotte Gordon

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316028681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Though her work is a staple of anthologies of American poetry, Anne Bradstreet has never before been the subject of an accessible, full-scale biography for a general audience. Anne Bradstreet is known for her poem, "To My Dear and Loving Husband," among others, and through John Berryman's "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet." With her first collection, The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, she became the first published poet, male or female, of the New World. Many New England towns were founded and settled by Anne Bradstreet's family or their close associates--characters who appear in these pages.
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The Silence of the Girls

A Novel

Author: Pat Barker

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385544227

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of the Regeneration trilogy comes a monumental new masterpiece, set in the midst of literature's most famous war. Pat Barker turns her attention to the timeless legend of The Iliad, as experienced by the captured women living in the Greek camp in the final weeks of the Trojan War. The ancient city of Troy has withstood a decade under siege of the powerful Greek army, who continue to wage bloody war over a stolen woman--Helen. In the Greek camp, another woman watches and waits for the war's outcome: Briseis. She was queen of one of Troy's neighboring kingdoms, until Achilles, Greece's greatest warrior, sacked her city and murdered her husband and brothers. Briseis becomes Achilles's concubine, a prize of battle, and must adjust quickly in order to survive a radically different life, as one of the many conquered women who serve the Greek army. When Agamemnon, the brutal political leader of the Greek forces, demands Briseis for himself, she finds herself caught between the two most powerful of the Greeks. Achilles refuses to fight in protest, and the Greeks begin to lose ground to their Trojan opponents. Keenly observant and cooly unflinching about the daily horrors of war, Briseis finds herself in an unprecedented position to observe the two men driving the Greek forces in what will become their final confrontation, deciding the fate, not only of Briseis's people, but also of the ancient world at large. Briseis is just one among thousands of women living behind the scenes in this war--the slaves and prostitutes, the nurses, the women who lay out the dead--all of them erased by history. With breathtaking historical detail and luminous prose, Pat Barker brings the teeming world of the Greek camp to vivid life. She offers nuanced, complex portraits of characters and stories familiar from mythology, which, seen from Briseis's perspective, are rife with newfound revelations. Barker's latest builds on her decades-long study of war and its impact on individual lives--and it is nothing short of magnificent.
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Charles and Me

Notes in the Margin

Author: Pat Shannon

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781851827183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 219

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The Nevada woman who shared a thirty-year relationship with CBS correspondent Charles Kuralt--although he never divorced his previous wife--recounts her experiences and describes their years together.
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The Bark of the Bog Owl

Author: Jonathan Rogers

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805431314

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 231

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As Aidan Errol is pronounced Wilderking, a pact is signed between Corenwald and the Pyrthen Empire, but as Aiden shoulders the weight and glory of his destiny, Corenwald is double crossed and an epic battle to save the kingdom ensues. Original.
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MISTRESS AT A PRICE

Mills & Boon Comics

Author: Sara Craven,Satoru Nagasawa

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN: 459637192X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Cat can’t wait to leave this wedding ceremony. Her divorced parents have come with their respective young partners, and the wedding vows the bride and groom exchange sound empty to her. Out of boredom, she escapes to sit by the lake, where she meets an attractive man, and she decides to sleep with the handsome stranger. She’s always been happy with one-night stands, never wanting to learn more about the person sheis sleeping with. But when it comes to this man, she finds one night isn’t enough and so she makes a bold proposal…
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The Blue Castle

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402289375

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 256

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When Dreams Come True All her life, Valancy Stirling lived on a quiet little street in an ugly little house and never dared to contradict her domineering mother and her unforgiving aunt. Then she gets a letter—and decides that very day things need to change. For the first time in her life, she does exactly what she wants to and says exactly what she feels. At first her family thinks she's gone around the bend. But soon Valancy discovers more surprises and adventure than she ever thought possible. She also finds her one true love and the real-life version of the Blue Castle that she was sure only existed in her dreams... What Readers are Saying: "This just became one of my all-time favorites! In fact, this may be my favorite L.M. Montgomery book, and I'm a huge 'Anne' fan!...I loved the drama and the romance, and the beautiful descriptions of the Canadian wilds. What a great book! It's a treat to read, just a joy with every page!" "The sweetest romance I have ever read, full of laugh-out-loud moments and obnoxious 'villains'...on par with Jane Austen's best." "Absolutely hilarious (Valancy would be a Twitter superstar), and it feels so fresh, which is a testament to how timeless L.M. Montgomery's writing is. This has quickly become one of my favorite books." "I finished reading The Blue Castle with the same engrossed delight I had in meeting Anne Shirley years ago."
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Magic for Marigold

Author: L. M. Montgomery

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473344867

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 310

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Magic for Marigold' is a novel about a young girl named Marigold and her fairytale world. Marigold lives with her family at their home named Cloud of Spruce on Prince Edward Island. She is an imaginative girl who has plenty of adventures and fantasies; many with her eccentric playmate; Sylvia. A book full of beauty and magic; not to be missed by fans of L. M. Montgomery. This early work by Lucy Maud Montgomery was originally published in 1929 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on 30th November 1874; New London; in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Her mother; Clara Woolner (Macneil); died before Lucy reached the age of two and so she was raised by her maternal grandparents in a family of wealthy Scottish immigrants. In 1908 Montgomery produced her first full-length novel; titled 'Anne of Green Gables'. It was an instant success; and following it up with several sequels; Montgomery became a regular on the best-seller list and an international household name. Montgomery died in Toronto on 24th April 1942.
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Kilmeny of the Orchard

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Publisher: London : I. Pitman, 1910 (Boston : Colonial Press)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canadian fiction

Page: 256

View: 8508

The story of a young teacher and the mute woman with whom he falls in love.
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Jane of Lantern Hill

Author: L. M. Montgomery

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473374006

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 241

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Jane of Lantern Hill is the story of an unsatisfied girl living with her mother, aunt and cranky old grandmother in Toronto, Ontario. Jane had always believed her father dead, but one day discovers he is alive and living on Prince Edward Island. When Jane eventually gets to meet her father and spends a summer on the island at Lantern Hill, she believes life couldn’t get any better. This early work by Lucy Maud Montgomery was originally published in 1937 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on 30th November 1874, New London, in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Her mother, Clara Woolner (Macneil), died before Lucy reached the age of two and so she was raised by her maternal grandparents in a family of wealthy Scottish immigrants. In 1908 Montgomery produced her first full-length novel, titled 'Anne of Green Gables'. It was an instant success, and following it up with several sequels, Montgomery became a regular on the best-seller list and an international household name. Montgomery died in Toronto on 24th April 1942.
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Emily's Quest

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635266340

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 134

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Emily Starr and Teddy Kent have been friends since childhood, and as Teddy is about to leave to further his education as an artist, Emily believes that their friendship is blossoming into something more. On his last night at home, they vow to think of each other when they see the star Vega of the Lyre. As Emily grows as a writer and learns to deal with the loneliness of having her closest friends gone, life at New Moon changes. Mr. Carpenter, Emily's most truthful critic and favorite teacher dies (warning Emily, even as he dies to "Beware --- of --- italics."). She becomes closer to Dean Priest, even as she fears he wants love when she only has friendship to give. Worst of all, Emily and Teddy become distant as he focuses on building his career and she hides her feelings behind pride.
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The Mistress of Tall Acre

A Novel

Author: Laura Frantz

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1441228187

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The American Revolution is finally over, and Sophie Menzies is starved for good news. When her nearest neighbor, General Seamus Ogilvy, finally comes home to Tall Acre, she hopes it is a sign of better days to come. But the general is now a widower with a small daughter in desperate need of a mother. Nearly destitute, Sophie agrees to marry Seamus and become the mistress of Tall Acre in what seems a safe, sensible arrangement. But when a woman from the general's past returns without warning, the ties that bind this fledgling family together will be strained to the utmost. When all is said and done, who will be the rightful mistress of Tall Acre? Triumph and tragedy, loyalty and betrayal--readers find it all in the rich pages of this newest historical novel from the talented pen of Laura Frantz. Her careful historical details immerse the reader in the story world, and her emotional writing and finely tuned characters never cease to enchant fans both old and new.
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The Servant and Mistress Stories

Author: Lucinda Rhys-Evans

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857281542

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Ten tales of off-centre lust set mostly in Hong Kong. Told sometimes from the female perspective and sometimes from the male, these tales are ostensibly the fantasies of the ex-pat academic Stephen Mason, whose last few turbulent months are described in the companion novel ‘Servant and Mistress’. Featuring a range of offbeat scenarios and characters including a rich Hong Kong socialite who invites her male guests to very special meals and a man whose sexual jealousy drives him to share his lover’s lover, these tales are sure to please and thrill.
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Somerset Maugham

A Life

Author: Jeffrey Meyers

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307491110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 9707

An instinctive and magnificent storyteller, Somerset Maugham was one of the most popular and successful writers of his time. He published seventy-eight books -- including the undisputed classics Of Human Bondage and The Razor’s Edge -- which sold over 40 million copies in his lifetime. Born in Paris to sophisticated parents, Willie Maugham was orphaned at the age of ten and brought up in a small English coastal town by narrow-minded relatives. He was trained as a doctor, but never practiced medicine. His novel Ashenden, based on his own espionage for Britain in World War I, influenced writers from Eric Ambler to John le Carr?. After a failed affair with an actress, he married another man’s mistress, but reserved his greatest love for a man who shared his life for nearly thirty years. He traveled the world and spoke several languages. Despite a debilitating stutter, and an acerbic and formal manner, he entertained literary celebrities and royalty at his villa in the south of France. He made a fortune from his writing--the short story “Rain” alone earned him a million dollars–yet true critical recognition, and the esteem of his literary peers, eluded him. The life of Somerset Maugham, as told by acclaimed biographer Jeffrey Meyers, is an intriguing, glamorous, complex, and extraordinary account of one of the twentieth century’s most enduring writers. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A Tangled Web

Author: L. M. Montgomery

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473373972

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

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A Tangled Web' is a tale that follows two intertwined families through a year of heartbreak and hilarity in a scramble to acquire a family heirloom. When Rebecca Dark realises she is dying, she invites her extended family to one of her usual gatherings to inform them of her departure. After the shocking revelations of her will, a competition ensues between the rival family members. This early work by Lucy Maud Montgomery was originally published in 1931 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on 30th November 1874, New London, in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Her mother, Clara Woolner (Macneil), died before Lucy reached the age of two and so she was raised by her maternal grandparents in a family of wealthy Scottish immigrants. In 1908 Montgomery produced her first full-length novel, titled 'Anne of Green Gables'. It was an instant success, and following it up with several sequels, Montgomery became a regular on the best-seller list and an international household name. Montgomery died in Toronto on 24th April 1942.
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Emily of New Moon

Author: L. M. Montgomery

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473373891

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 342

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This early work by Lucy Maud Montgomery was originally published in 1923 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Emily of New Moon' is the first tale in the 'Emily Starr' series, and tells the story of an orphaned girl using her wit and courage to face the harsh world. Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on 30th November 1874, New London, in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island. Her mother, Clara Woolner (Macneil), died before Lucy reached the age of two and so she was raised by her maternal grandparents in a family of wealthy Scottish immigrants. In 1908 Montgomery produced her first full-length novel, titled 'Anne of Green Gables'. It was an instant success, and following it up with several sequels, Montgomery became a regular on the best-seller list and an international household name. Montgomery died in Toronto on 24th April 1942.
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The Hounds of the Morrigan

Author: Pat O'Shea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192752819

Category: Children

Page: 469

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A wonderfully written fantasy set in the west of Ireland which tells of the coming of the Great Queen who is bent on bringing destruction to the world. Only Pidge and Brigit can stop her and their task seems impossible as they're constantly trailed by the queen's hounds. But they're aided in their quest by a host of willing helpers - a glorious array of unforgettable characters. * This book has been in print continuously for well over 15 years and has proved itself as one of the best-sellers on our list * A fresh new look for the next generation of readers * Has sold all over the world, and has been translated into many different languages, making it an internationally acclaimed book
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