The Armstrong Girl

A child for sale: the battle against Victorian sex trade

Author: Cathy Le Feuvre

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 074596821X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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In November 1885 Victorian England was scandalised by a court case which lifted the veil on prostitution and the sex trade. In the Old Bailey dock was the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, which had recently published a series of articles on the sex trade; a reformed brothel keeper; and the second-in-command of The Salvation Army, Bramwell Booth. The group was accused of abducting a 13 year old girl, Eliza Armstrong. The group had set up the scheme to expose the trade in young girls. The resulting scandal triggered a massive petition and the raising of the Age of Consent from 13 to 16. Many MPs and other men in positions of power were furious, and the campaigners were indicted under the 1861 Abduction Act. Booth would be acquitted, but others went to prison, martyrs for justice. The Armstrong Girl is the story of that scandal, and of the Christians who fought for this essential change in the law.

Just an Ordinary Day

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241257956

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 5282

A remarkable collection of dark, funny and haunting short stories from the inimitable author of 'The Lottery'. An anxious devil, an elderly writer of poison pen letters and a mid-century Jack the Ripper; a pursuit though a nightmarish city, a small boy's thrilling train ride with a female thief, and a town where the possibility of evil lurks behind perfect rose bushes. This is the world of Shirley Jackson, by turns frightening, funny, strange and unforgettably revealed in this brilliant collection of short stories. 'Jackson at her best: plumbing the extraordinary from the depths of mid-twentieth-century common. [Just an Ordinary Day] is a gift to a new generation' - San Francisco Chronicle 'For Jackson devotees, as well as first-time readers, this is a feast ... A virtuoso collection' - Publishers Weekly


The Quartus Family Saga

Author: Kerr Barkley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477287453

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 603

The tapestry of secrets and consequences continues to unfold in this unforgettable tale of a family’s love and strife. In Travail, the second book of the Quartus Family Saga, life mysteries deepen when murder, marriage, a court battle, a cross-country chase, a new brother, and complex relationships redefine who they are. On their journey toward becoming united they must first endure great travail.

A Little Girl Called Boo

Author: Paul Kelly

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1781662096

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

View: 8282

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover’s digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly’s worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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The Armstrong Case

Mr. Stead's Defence in Full

Author: William Thomas Stead

Publisher: N.A


Category: Prostitution

Page: 16

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The Treasure of my Life

Author: Paul Kelly

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1783330279

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 7176

The Treasure of My Life is a book about Boo Gregson, a girl born with Down's syndrome at the height of the second world war. Loved by her brother Robert and his wife Laura, but treated badly by her father who was disguted by her disability, Boo's tragic story is told in this real tear-jerker of a novel from Paul Kelly.

The Secrets of Willow Castle

Author: Susan Villeneuve

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452064407

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

View: 7349

The blond and charming Jennifer Armstrong wonders what the next six weeks will hold as the cruiser rounds Cove Island and the magnificent, towering Willow Castle comes into view. Her best friend, MacKenna Cameron, and the handsome Warren Reynolds, are to be part of the team handpicked to live the medieval lifestyle of their ancestors. Making bread, churning butter, stoking fires, and milking Bessie aside, after studying is done for the night the students stealthily make their way to the forbidden third floor, where they discover treasures beyond their wildest dreams. Jen and Warren put their heads together to devise a plan, but before they can decide what to do about their discovery, the thieving gardener, Creepy Pete, a greedy tour guide, and Snarls, the scheming school teacher, interrupt their fun. Mayhem ensues, with students being held at gunpoint, getting lost in a maze garden, and a desperate chase through thick clouds of fog. The ultimate rescue will leave you breathless.

Drive-in Dream Girls

A Galaxy of B-Movie Starlets of the Sixties

Author: Tom Lisanti

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786493429

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 3557

During the 1960s, a bushel of B–movies were produced and aimed at the predominantly teenage drive-in movie audience. At first teens couldn’t get enough of the bikini-clad beauties dancing on the beach or being wooed by Elvis Presley, but by 1966 young audiences became more interested in the mini-skirted, go-go boot wearing, independent-minded gals of spy spoofs, hot rod movies and biker flicks. Profiled herein are fifty sexy, young actresses that teenage girls envied and teenage boys desired including Quinn O’Hara, Melody Patterson, Hilarie Thompson, Donna Loren, Pat Priest, Meredith MacRae, Arlene Martel, Cynthia Pepper, and Beverly Washburn. Some like Sue Ane Langdon, Juliet Prowse, Marlyn Mason, and Carole Wells, appeared in major studio productions while others, such as Regina Carrol, Susan Hart, Angelique Pettyjohn and Suzie Kaye were relegated to drive-in movies only. Each biography contains a complete filmography. Some also include the actresses’ candid comments and anecdotes about their films, the people they worked with, and their feelings about acting. A list of web sites that provide further information is also included.

The Circular Staircase

Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1609778944

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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This is the story of how a middle-aged spinster lost her mind, deserted her domestic gods in the city, took a furnished house for the summer out of town, and found herself involved in one of those mysterious crimes that keep our newspapers and detective agencies happy and prosperous. For twenty years I had been perfectly comfortable; for twenty years I had had the window-boxes filled in the spring, the carpets lifted, the awnings put up and the furniture covered with brown linen; for as many summers I had said good-bye to my friends, and, after watching their perspiring hegira, had settled down to a delicious quiet in town, where the mail comes three times a day, and the water supply does not depend on a tank on the roof. And then -- the madness seized me. When I look back over the months I spent at Sunnyside, I wonder that I survived at all. As it is, I show the wear and tear of my harrowing experiences. I have turned very gray -- Liddy reminded me of it, only yesterday, by saying that a little bluing in the rinse-water would make my hair silvery, instead of a yellowish white. I hate to be reminded of unpleasant things and I snapped her off. "No," I said sharply, "I'm not going to use bluing at my time of life, or starch, either."

Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

Author: Thomas Brothers

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241459

Category: Music

Page: 720

View: 7267

Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Biography. "Profoundly evocative and altogether admirable…The writing and detail are so brilliant that I found the volume revelatory." —Tim Page, Washington Post Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet virtuoso, seductive crooner, and consummate entertainer, Armstrong laid the foundation for the future of jazz with his stylistic innovations, but his story would be incomplete without examining how he struggled in a society seething with brutally racist ideologies, laws, and practices. Thomas Brothers picks up where he left off with the acclaimed Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, following the story of the great jazz musician into his most creatively fertile years in the 1920s and early 1930s, when Armstrong created not one but two modern musical styles. Brothers wields his own tremendous skill in making the connections between history and music accessible to everyone as Armstrong shucks and jives across the page. Through Brothers's expert ears and eyes we meet an Armstrong whose quickness and sureness, so evident in his performances, served him well in his encounters with racism while his music soared across the airwaves into homes all over America. Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism blends cultural history, musical scholarship, and personal accounts from Armstrong's contemporaries to reveal his enduring contributions to jazz and popular music at a time when he and his bandmates couldn’t count on food or even a friendly face on their travels across the country. Thomas Brothers combines an intimate knowledge of Armstrong's life with the boldness to examine his place in such a racially charged landscape. In vivid prose and with vibrant photographs, Brothers illuminates the life and work of the man many consider to be the greatest American musician of the twentieth century.

The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Ida M. Tarbell

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 160520482X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 444

View: 7122

She is remembered today as a muckraking journalist, author of such blockbuster exposes as 1904's The History of the Standard Oil Company, which actually contributed to the corporation's breakup in 1911. But in this 1900 work, as charming as it is important, American author IDA MINERVA TARBELL (1857-1944) shows a softer side as she traces, with a laudatory and admiring spirit, the development of the character and morals of Abraham Lincoln. Begun as a project by McClure's Magazine to collect and preserve the reminiscences of friends and acquaintances of Abraham Lincoln while they were still alive, the project grew into a series of articles for the periodical, and then finally this two-volume spiritual biography of the great man, which draws on firsthand memories and other material, including original sources such speeches, letters, and telegrams. Volume I covers Lincoln's life from before he was even born, with the origins of the Lincoln family back to the early 17th century, through his education, his service in the Black Hawk War, his early dabblings in politics, his experiences and attitudes as a lawyer, and the presidential campaign of 1860.

The Girl from the Adirondack Mountains

Author: Edith Parker Willette

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465333436

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 8405

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The Girl He Never Noticed

Author: Lindsay Armstrong

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460346335

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8439

From invisible PA… Tycoon Cam Hillier requires a suitably attractive young lady to grace his arm at this season's fundraising party, but time is running out. So Cam must turn his attention to the woman right under his nose—his dowdy PA, Liz Montrose. To belle of the ball! 'Personal duties' were not in Liz's job description—but, with her little daughter to clothe and feed, she knows she must go above and beyond. But there will be no sensible suits or thick-rimmed glasses to hide behind tonight! Cam's never noticed her before…but all that's about to change!

The Fat Girl Bus

Author: Byron C. Taylor Sr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479702188

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

View: 369

Introduction Depicted in the early 1990s in Bansfield, NY, this novel explores the controversial attitudes of the school district’s administrative powers and their approach on what to do about the education of pregnant teenage students. The time line spans from the fall semester through the spring semester, approximately eight months in the lives of the principal, students, parents, and the school bus driver at Parker High School, the school dedicated exclusively for pregnant teenage girls in the Alternative School For Educational Advancement program (ASFEA). When the ASFEA comes under severe scrutiny, Mrs. Bernese Thompson, the principal at Parker High, digs in deeply, to fight for the survival of the school and the students she is professionally and personally committed to support. After experiencing the previous year’s mayhem, she thoroughly believed that it prepared her for anything unexpected that could possible come her way. Never could Mrs. Thompson have suspected nor could she have been prepared for what lay ahead. There is much more beneath the surface at Parker High. Secrets have grown in the silence of denial that now propels impending storms. Amy, Hippie, and Mrs. Burrell, the school bus driver, have to let go of their reluctance to deal with the underlying problems beneath the surface, when an unexpected tragedy forces them to act. Even though faced with overwhelming responsibility and obstacles in their young lives, some of the girls never lose sight of their dreams, while others are stripped of their dreams and much more. There was never a dull moment on the school bus in usual circumstances, but the engaging, dramatic and enlightening sequence of events at the core of this story becomes a rite of passage for them all. However, there is a bright lining in the storm clouds when the strong winds have blown and finally cleared the air. Thankfully, something wonderfully transformative occurs, for at least, most of them.

The Partings

Xeuji Pator Kahini

Author: N.A

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 9788126019199

Category: Assamese fiction

Page: 263

View: 9225

The Original Assamese Novel, Xeuji Pator Kahini, Of Which This Is The English Translation, Was First Published In 1954. Set In Pre-Independence Assam, The Story Juxtaposes The Morally Oppressive Life In A Typical Assamese Village And The Life Of The Tea Garden Workers, Which, Even If Marvelously Free From The Moral Pretensions Of A Small Village Community, Is Harsh And Unrelenting. Nareswar, The Outsider From The Village, Finds ýMeaningý In The Free Fun Loving Ways Of The Coolie: And The Mercurial Sonia, Illegitimate Daughter Of A White Manager And A Young Coolie Girl, Is The Unfailing Critical Eye Which Sees Through All Human Deceptions. This Is The Story Of Love Between Nareswar And Sonia Woven Into The Extraordinarily Rich Texture Of Life In A Tea Garden.

The Lucille Armstrong Story

A Lady with a Vision

Author: Carolyn Carter-Kennedy,Carter-Kennedy Carolyn Carter-Kennedy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440184690

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 5350


Girls' night out

Author: Elizabeth Armstrong,Irene Hofmann,Orange County Museum of Art (Calif.),Contemporary Arts Museum,Blaffer Gallery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780917493362

Category: Photography

Page: 134

View: 1432

Imagine a girls' night out with Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Elina Brotherus, Dorit Cypis, Rineke Dijkstra, Katy Grannan, Sarah Jones, Kelly Nipper, Daniela Rossell, Shirana Shahbazi, and Salla Tykka. Imagine a very particular kind of girl talk, one that crisscrosses generations and nations, that openly and fluidly recognizes gender differences and sexual necessities, that delves deeply into psychology and lyricism. A conversation that's moved beyond challenging or critiquing feminist archetypes--but knows how it got to that point, thank you early feminism. The women artists represented in this catalogue create works that possess a quasi-documentary feel and a directness of approach, that engage such classical representational subjects as landscape, portraiture, and self-portraiture. They acknowledge their predecessors, the feminist photography, film, and performance artists of the 70s and 80s, but have moved on to confidently explore feminist identity, especially in the adolescent girl, and produce imagery that is compellingly, and resoundingly, uncertain and contradictory.