The Biscuit Girls

Author: Hunter Davies

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473501423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 431

Ivy, Dulcie, Barbara, Ann, Dorothy and Jean all had different reasons for applying to work at Carr’s biscuits, but once they had put on their overalls and walked through the factory gates they discovered a community full of life, laughter and friendship. To those who didn’t know, the biscuit factory that towered over Carlisle might look like just another slice of the industrial North, a noisy and chaotic place with workers trooping in and out at all hours. For the biscuit girls it was a place where they worked hard, but also where they gossiped, got into scrapes and made lifelong friends. Outside the factory walls there might be difficult husbands or demanding kids, and sometimes even heartbreak and tragedy, but they knew there would always be an escape from their troubles at Carr's. Some, like Barbara, only applied because she needed the extra cash, until things got a bit easier at home. Her supervisor cross examined her about who would be looking after the kids while she was at work, but let her have the job. Like many of the women who joined up ‘temporary’ Barbara went on to stay at Carrs for 32 years. Beginning in the 1940s, these heartwarming and vividly-remembered stories have all been told by the women themselves to Hunter Davies.

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Author: Jeanette Winterson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446402118

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1919

In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a cover story, a painful past written over and repainted. It was a story of survival. This book is that story's the silent twin. It is full of hurt and humour and a fierce love of life. It is about the pursuit of happiness, about lessons in love, the search for a mother and a journey into madness and out again. It is generous, honest and true.

The Bobbed Haired Bandit

A True Story of Crime and Celebrity in 1920s New York

Author: Stephen Duncombe,Andrew Mattson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814719805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 383

View: 8446

Media Studies: A Reader introduces a full range of theoretical perspectives through which the media may be explored, analyzed, critiqued, and understood. Media Studies: A Reader includes essential essays from writers such as Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, Marshall McLuhan, Jürgen Habermas, Jean Baudrillard, and Michel Foucault, whose work was central to forming the field. It also includes wide ranging work on current media formations from key contemporary theorists, including Paul Gilroy, Angela McRobbie, and Nick Couldry. Finally, Media Studies: A Reader looks to the future, exploring new media formations and their significance through the work of Mark Andrejevic, Lev Manovitch, Jonathan Sterne, Janice Radway, Ien Ang, David Morley, Linda Williams, and others. The sixty-seven readings are divided into two main parts. “Studying the Media” begins with a section on key theoretical perspectives and follows this with five sections opening up questions around the Public Sphere, Representation, Feminism and Gender, Audiences, and Everyday Life. The second part, “Case Studies,” brings together concrete examples of how theoretical approaches can be realized through a series of case studies, covering, for instance, reality TV, news, advertising, and new media. With easy-to-follow introductions and guides to further reading accompanying each section, Media Studies: A Reader equips the student to engage with key debates in the field. With over 60% new material, this new edition updates all sections with a rich selection of contemporary writing complementing media studies classics. In addition, further reading lists have been comprehensively updated and introductory essays to each section have been expanded and re-written.

'We Ain't Got No Drink, Pa':

Author: Hilda Kemp,Cathryn Kemp

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409159825

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 64

View: 4131

We Ain't Got No Drink, Pa can either be read as full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 3 OF 3. 'We ain't got no drink, Pa.' I trembled as I spoke. Then somewhere inside me I found the anger, the courage to answer him back. 'We don't have no grog cos you drank it all!' I knew he was going for me tonight, so I reckoned I might as well go down fighting after all. Growing up in the slums of 1920s and 30s Bermondsey, Hilda Kemp's childhood was one of chaos and fear. Every day was battleground, a fight to survive and a fight to be safe. For Hilda knew what it was to grow up in desperate poverty: to have to scratch around for a penny to buy bread; to feel the seeping cold of a foggy docklands night with only a thin blanket to cover her; to share her filthy mattress with her brothers and sisters, fighting for space while huddling to keep warm. She knew what it was to feel hunger - not the impatient growl of a tummy that has missed a meal; proper hunger, the type that aches in your soul as much as your belly. The eldest of five children, Hilda was the daughter of a hard drinker and hard hitter as well. A casual dockworker by day, a bare-knuckle fighter by night and a lousy drunk to boot, her pa honed his fists down the Old Kent Road and Blackfriars, and it was Hilda or her ma who bore the brunt of them at home. This is the powerful and moving memoir of Hilda's childhood growing up in dark, filthy, crime-ridden Bermondsey; a place where you knew your neighbours, where you kept your eyes down and your ears shut as defence against the gangs at war in the streets. It's a time when days were spent running wild down the docklands, jumping onto barges and stealing coal, racing through the dank back-streets of east London like water rats, dodging the milk cart or the rag-and-bone man. And out of this bleak landscape emerges a brave, resilient young girl whose life is a testament to the power of love and good humour. Moving, dazzling and sombre by turns, once opened this brilliant, seductive book will not let you rest.

餅乾屑女孩 The Biscuit Girl

Author: 咪咪 Mee Mee

Publisher: Pang Mee Mee



Page: 39

View: 7274

餅乾屑語錄: 有些人,為了捕捉美麗的風景,用盡心思,四處尋覓。其實,只要全心全意投入生命,努力活出精彩的自己,無需刻意尋找,靚麗的景色自然而然就會出現在眼前。世上絕對沒有所謂偉大或卑微的愛情,只要是真心付出,每一段愛情都值得祝福。一起幸福喲!

Das Mädchen aus dem Savoy


Author: Hazel Gaynor

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641210569

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 7731

Den größten Mut braucht man, um seinen eigenen Träumen zu folgen ... England 1923. Dorothy Lane ist eine Träumerin, deren größtes Ziel es ist, eines Tages auf den Bühnen Londons zu tanzen. Ihr altes Leben ist während des ersten Weltkriegs zerbrochen; ihr neues beginnt als Zimmermädchen im glamourösesten Hotel der Stadt, dem Savoy. Perry, ein Komponist auf der Suche nach einer Muse, und seine Schwester Loretta May, eine gefeierte Schauspielerin, scheinen alles zu haben, wovon Dorothy träumt. Als sich ihre Wege kreuzen, hat dies für alle drei ungeahnte Konsequenzen.

Tomorrow's Promise

Author: Claudia Ryan-Smith

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465325719

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 8236

When Anne tossed money back at a paying customer she knew it was time to accept Saras plan to leave Big Dahlias. When she saw Cord McHenry waiting by the bar for her, she knew they had to go immediately. Sara had her own reasons for wanting to start a new life. Her son would never know his father had left her pregnant and alone to face scandal and shame. Wearing gold wedding bands, Anne and Sara are suddenly married ladies heading west to join their homesteading husbands. No one will ever be the wiseror will they?

The Grace Girls

Author: Geraldine O'Neill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409140377

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7927

In 1950s Scotland, everything is changing for the Grace girls... A wonderful, all-consuming saga from a rising star in women's fiction. Heather and Kirsty Grace are sisters growing up in Rowanhill, near Glasgow, surrounded by a big Irish family and a host of friends and neighbours. Older sister Heather has everything that should make her happy - a steady job, good friends and a boyfriend who wants to marry her. Why then does she long to escape her small town and find love and excitement among the bright lights of the city? Kirsty, two years younger, also yearns for a different kind of life. Although she works in a local chemist, at nights she sings with a band in church halls and clubs. When a charismatic Irishman, Larry Delaney, spots her singing one evening and offers to become her manager, Heather wonders whether Larry has his sights set on more than just Kirsty's singing talents. The Grace girls are lucky to have such a caring family around them. It's a dangerous world out there and there are plenty of pitfalls and temptations ahead of two young women in search of adventure¿


Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440672767

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5850

Lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles returns to the Deep South, where her family’s legacy of silence is at last broken—and the past finally, unforgettably, speaks the truth… A frantic phone call from her mother brings China back to her family’s Mississippi plantation—a place she’d forsaken long ago. But the late-spring air is thick with fear—and from the moment of her arrival, China knows that something has gone desperately wrong at Jordan’s Crossing. An ancient property deed has surfaced—and the man who uncovered it has mysteriously vanished. And as the fates and fortunes of two very different families collide in frightening, unpredictable ways, China must face disturbing new questions about her family’s past—and her own future…

Lorelei's Secret

Author: Carolyn Parkhurst

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444757040

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9574

'Here is what we know, those of us who can speak to tell a story: On the afternoon of October 21st, my wife, Lexy Ransome, climbed to the top of the apple tree in our back yard and fell to her death. There were no witnesses, save our dog Lorelei . . .' So begins this remarkable, unputdownable debut about a man faced with the sudden and inexplicable loss of the love of his life. Convinced that Lexy's death was not an accident, and driven by a desire to discover what really happened that October afternoon, Paul decides to embark on the only course of action he can possibly imagine. What follows is a luminous account of an extraordinary, magical love affair, and its aftermath. This is the story of a passionate woman and her irrepressible dreams; of a man who does not know how to begin to live without her; of an animal's loyalty and devotion, and of the desperate search for answers that leads them all to places they never expected to go.

Tea and Biscuit Girls

Author: Barbara Celeste McCloskey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781682907160


Page: 386

View: 7823

By nightfall, a sweltering day in September 1940 would turn London into hell. Frightening waves of the German Luftwaffe flew over the city, dropping tons of bombs. The city turned into a deadly inferno, as terrified citizens huddled in air raid shelters. After weeks of the raids, Mary Elizabeth O'Neill became quiet and withdrawn, which caused her parents to worry. They decided to send Mary and her 16 year old sister, Katie, to Scotland for their safety and sanity. Uncle Will and Aunt Maggie welcomed the girls with open arms, but only Mary adjusted readily to country life. Katie was miserable. Her dreams of furthering her education were squashed and she found herself working like a slave on her uncle's farm. Only Jenny Monroe's friendship saved her. Both friends left the farm at 18 and joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Katie would marry an RAF pilot. Jane would marry an American. It's their girlhood friendship which saves them through life's trials during a horrible war.

The Gingerbread Woman

A Novel

Author: Jennifer Johnston

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497646413

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 1341

A powerful novel, by one of Ireland’s preeminent writers, of two damaged people and their fateful, restorative friendship For Laurence, trauma came in the form of a random act of violence that claimed his wife and daughter a decade ago. For Clara, it was something she has kept hidden, confined to her own memory and unknown to those closest to her. By chance, they meet atop a cliff overlooking Dublin Bay, where Laurence finds Clara standing uncomfortably close to the edge. Days later they encounter each other again, this time at a pub, and begin a tentative friendship rooted in their kindred heartbreak. Through conversations at once witty, somber, and cuttingly honest, they find a soothing sense of connection and respite from their own lonely grieving. Poignant and engrossing, The Gingerbread Woman is a stirring novel of love and mourning, and of the unlikely friendship that leads two broken people toward a renewed sense of hope.

The Wheatsheaf

A Monthly Co-operative Record & Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9280


Morning Dark

A Novel

Author: Daniel Buckman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429923521

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6650

Daniel Buckman has been praised for his stunning prose and sharp, riveting portrayals of the lives of American veterans in the wake of this country's twentieth-century wars. Morning Dark is the story of three generations of men from Watega County, Illinois, each pursued by the memories of the battles they fought and the wars they still dream of. Big Walt Michalski is a decorated World War II veteran who built a plumbing empire in his hometown only to have his drunk, Vietnam-vet son, Walt, fritter away his inheritance, and the family business, on drugs and a series of dead-end marriages. Tom Jane, Walt's nephew and Big Walt's grandson, is a thirty-year-old career marine just out of the service with a dishonorable discharge. When Walt lets the memories of his failed life get the better of him, he takes off, intent on finding again the one place he ever felt free: outside the disappointed glare of Big Walt. But when he gets where he's going, he finds himself all too easily drawn back into a harrowing situation in which the life he's running from may turn out to be his only chance for salvation. Daniel Buckman memorializes a lost class of American men who go to war and come home to work, men who exist on the fringes of the society they once risked their lives to protect. Haunting and startling, Morning Dark is a remarkable literary achievement from a talented young writer.

The Girl and the Job

Author: Helen Christene Hoerle,Florence B. Saltzberg

Publisher: N.A


Category: Vocational guidance

Page: 266

View: 4071


Nujeen - Flucht in die Freiheit. Im Rollstuhl von Aleppo nach Deutschland

Author: Christina Lamb,Nujeen Mustafa

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676344

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 1563

Was bedeutet es wirklich, ein Flüchtling zu sein, durch den Krieg frühzeitig erwachsen werden zu müssen, die geliebte Heimat hinter sich zu lassen und vom Wohlwollen anderer abhängig zu sein? Die junge Syrerin Nujeen erzählt, wie der syrische Krieg eine stolze Nation zerstört, Familien auseinander reißt und Menschen zur Flucht zwingt. In Nujeens Fall zu einer Reise durch neun Länder, in einem Rollstuhl. Doch es ist auch die Geschichte einer willensstarken jungen Frau, die in Aleppo durch eine Krankheit ans Haus gefesselt ist und sich mit amerikanischen Seifenopern Englisch beibringt, weil sie die große Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben hat. Eine Hoffnung, die sich fern der Heimat in Deutschland erfüllen kann. »Ein unglaubliche tapferes Mädchen. Nujeen, ich bin stolz auf dich!« Bear Grylls »Außergewöhnlich! Die Angst, die Erschöpfung und die Niedergeschlagenheit sind auf jeder Seite greifbar.« The Times

Mad About The Girls

Author: Francesca Clementis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405517034

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2255

All Lorna has ever wanted is a husband and four children. And now she has just that - except they are someone else's husband and someone else's children. But Robert Danson and his kids are practically hers. After all, Robert's wife had walked out on the family ten years earlier, and, having fallen for Robert, Lorna has been happy to step into the breach. So now Lorna has everything a real mother should have (aside from the stretch marks) and couldn't be happier, until Robert's real wife returns into their lives. She's beautiful, assured and looking for forgiveness. But is that all she wants? Lorna can't help but feel that this family isn't big enough for both of them . . .

Green-Eyed Lady

Author: Murtaza Tarin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477117458

Category: Poetry

Page: 111

View: 3127

His poems circle around LOVE, BEAUTY, NATURE, women, social injustice, poverty around the globe, politics, history, religious dogmatism and above all HUMANITY. He personally considers POETRY as the paragon of all forms of literature and is the manifestation of the sublime BEAUTY inherent in NATURE! By profession he is a Physicist. He concludes saying: Somebody has painted a blue line across the page! I dont know who the Painter is!

Paradise Postponed

Author: John Mortimer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241950619

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3165

Paradise Postponed - John Mortimer's classic novel, now part of the Penguin Decades series Penguin Decades bring you the novels that helped shape modern Britain. When they were published, some were bestsellers, some were considered scandalous, and others were simply misunderstood. All represent their time and helped define their generation, while today each is considered a landmark work of storytelling. John Mortimer's Paradise Postponed was first published in 1985. At the heart of the story lies a mystery. Why, on his death, has Simeon Simcox, the CND-marching Rector of Rapstone Fanner, left his fortune not to his two sons but to an odious Tory Minister? Paradise Postponed provides a brilliant, hilarious portrait of life in Margaret Thatcher's Britain, as well as an exquisitely drawn saga of ancient rivalries and class struggles, featuring a glorious cast of characters conjured by a master satirist. With a new introduction by Jeremy Paxman, this delicious journey through English country life will be loved by readers of P.G. Wodehouse and fans of Mortimer's Rumpole. 'An hilarious novel' Daily Telegraph Sir John Mortimer was a barrister, playwright and novelist. His fictional political trilogy of Paradise Postponed, Titmuss Regained and The Sound of Trumpets has recently been republished in Penguin Classics, together with Clinging to the Wreckage and his play A Voyage round My Father. His most famous creation was the barrister Horace Rumpole, who featured in four novels and around eighty short stories. His books in Penguin include: The Anti-social Behaviour of Horace Rumpole; The Collected Stories of Rumpole; The First Rumpole Omnibus; Rumpole and the Angel of Death; Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders; Rumpole and the Primrose Path; Rumpole and the Reign of Terror; Rumpole and the Younger Generation; Rumpole at Christmas; Rumpole Rests His Case; The Second Rumpole Omnibus; Forever Rumpole; In Other Words; Quite Honestly and Summer's Lease.