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: 4537

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: 4995

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: 1200

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.


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Category: English literature

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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: 7173

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

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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.

Mord im Orientexpress

Ein Fall für Poirot

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455170161

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8411

Nach einigen Mühen hat Hercule Poirot ein Abteil im Kurswagen Istanbul - Calais des Luxuszugs ergattert. Doch auch jetzt ist ihm keine Ruhe vergönnt: Ein amerikanischer Tycoon ist ermordet worden, der ganze Zug voller Verdächtiger. Und der Mörder könnte jederzeit wieder zuschlagen. Eine Aufgabe, wie gemacht für den Meisterdetektiv.

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: 353

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

View: 4558

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."

When Prophecy Fails

Author: Leon Festinger,Stanley Schachter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625589778

Category: Psychology

Page: 215

View: 5568

The study reported in this volume grew out of some theoretical work, one phase of which bore specifically on the behavior of individuals in social movements that made specific (and unfulfilled) prophecies. We had been forced to depend chiefly on historical records to judge the adequacy of our theoretical ideas until we by chance discovered the social movement that we report in this book. At the time we learned of it, the movement was in mid-career but the prophecy about which it was centered had not yet been disconfirmed. We were understandably eager to undertake a study that could test our theoretical ideas under natural conditions. That we were able to do this study was in great measure due to the support obtained through the Laboratory for Research in Social Relations of the University of Minnesota. This study is a project of the Laboratory and was carried out while we were all members of its staff. We should also like to acknowledge the help we received through a grant-in-aid from the Ford Foundation to one of the authors, a grant that made preliminary exploration of the field situation possible.

Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

Author: Thomas Brothers

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241459

Category: Music

Page: 720

View: 8359

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: 5536

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: 8364

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The Girl He Never Noticed

Author: Lindsay Armstrong

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460346335

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 4958

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!