The Waterway Girls

Author: Milly Adams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473538793

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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THE FIRST NOVEL IN MILLY ADAMS' BRAND NEW SAGA SERIES. Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Nancy Revell. War lands them in the same boat. Can they pull together? October 1943, West London Nineteen-year-old Polly Holmes is leaving poor bombed London behind to join the war effort on Britain’s canals. Stepping aboard the Marigold amid pouring rain, there’s lots for Polly to get to grips with. Not least her fellow crew: strong and impetuous Verity, whose bark is worse than her bite, and seasoned skipper Bet. With her sweetheart away fighting in the RAF and her beloved brother killed in action, there’s plenty of heartache to be healed on the waterway. And as Polly rolls up her sleeves and gets stuck into life on board the narrowboat – making the gruelling journey London up to Birmingham – she will soon discover that a world of new beginnings awaits amid the anguish of the war. Praise for Milly Adams: 'Well researched, with an engaging heroine and a delightful ending.' Anna Jacobs 'Milly Adams' readers will find the story and its rich cast of characters very appealing.' Lizzie Lane
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Love on the Waterways

Author: Milly Adams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473538807

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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THE SECOND NOVEL IN MILLY ADAMS' BRAND NEW SAGA SERIES. Perfect for fans of Daisy Styles and Nancy Revell. 'I raced through it and loved every word.' - Frost Magazine March 1944, West London: it’s been five months since Verity Clement fled home for a life on Britain’s canals, and she could never have imagined how tough it would get. Yet hauling cargo between London and Birmingham is far easier to face than the turbulence she’s left behind. When Verity’s sweetheart returns unexpectedly from the front line, she dares to dream of a brighter future. But life aboard the Marigold is never smooth sailing. New recruit Sylvia is struggling with demons from her past, while crewmate Polly must carry on in the wake of devastating news. Verity does her best to help, but a shocking discovery is about to turn her own life upside-down. As the realities of war begin to take their toll, the waterway girls will have to pull together if they are to survive the uncertain times ahead... Praise for Milly Adams: 'Well researched, with an engaging heroine and a delightful ending.' Anna Jacobs 'Milly Adams' readers will find the story and its rich cast of characters very appealing.' Lizzie Lane
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Hope on the Waterways

Author: Milly Adams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473538815

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 5667

When all seems lost, they find strength in each other. THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE UPLIFTING WATERWAY GIRLS SERIES. Perfect for fans of Donna Douglas and Nancy Revell. 'The description and characterisation is so finely wrought that I was frequently stunned when I stopped reading to find myself on my sofa' - Tracy Baines ___________________________________________ January 1945, West London: Sylvia Simpson is flourishing in her role aboard the Marigold and has quickly become an invaluable member of the crew. But as the V-I and V-2 rockets draw closer, someone from her past is about to burst into their lives. Now Sylvia must choose between keeping the promises she has made, and remaining loyal to the people she loves the most. Polly and Verity are still waiting for their sweethearts’ safe return, and soon find they have their own battles to fight on the home front. It will take all their resolve to keep their heads above water, but as long as they stick together there will always be hope.
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Sisters at War

Author: Jamie Suzanne,Francine Pascal

Publisher: Sweet Valley

ISBN: 9780553484427

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 135

View: 6904

When their relatives arrive for a huge Thanksgiving reunion, Jessica and Elizabeth are warned by their mother to stop bickering, but soon she is fighting with her own sister.
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The European Waterways

A User's Guide

Author: Marian Martin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472901541

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 1611

Anyone who admits to a sense of confusion when confronted with the bewildering array of European waterway signs, symbols, rules and regulations should find this book useful. The author demystifies this world for the visitor, thereby eliminating any problems that may arise. This second edition includes chapters for Americans considering cruising the European waterways and for Med-bound sailors.
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Above Us The Sky

Author: Milly Adams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147351889X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5259

A compelling new Second World War novel. Evacuees, the WI, and keeping calm and carrying on. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Ellie Dean. As the threat of bombing raids intensifies, newly-qualified teacher, Phyllis Saunders, is evacuated with her school to Dorset. Here she encounters prejudice and suspicion. But she is determined to make the best of life, for herself and the children in her care. All the while her fiancé and submariner, Sammy, is facing danger out at sea. Then the Blitz hits London and Phyllis, trying to persuade her mother to return to Dorset with her, gets caught up in it herself. Shaken but alive, she returns to the relative peace of the countryside. But soon she is nursing a secret she can tell no one. Until the news that Sammy's submarine has been sunk reaches her, and she is forced to make a decision she hopes she will never regret...
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Selkie Girl

Author: Laurie Brooks

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 037584385X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 262

View: 7105

When sixteen-year-old Elin Jean finds a seal pelt hidden at home and realizes that her mother is actually a selkie, she returns the pelt to her mother, only to find her life taking many unexpected turns.
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Waterways

Author: Kyell Gold

Publisher: Kyell Gold

ISBN: 0983265224

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Kory was having enough trouble in high school. His girlfriend just dumped him, his poetry made him a target for ridicule, and college applications were looming. The very last thing he needed was to fall in love with another boy.Waterways is the complete novel from award-winning author Kyell Gold that includes his beloved story "Aquifers". Join Kory as his feelings and faith collide, washing away the life he knew. His brother Nick, friends Samaki and Malaya, and Father Joe are there to help, but it's Kory who has to navigate the thrills and perils of the new waterways that make up his life.At stake? Nothing much -- just a chance at true love and happiness. And he still has to graduate from high school...
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Wings Along the Waterway

Author: Mary Barrett Brown

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9780531071144

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 9689

Discusses the habitat, lifecycle, appearance and habits of twenty-one water birds and examines the risks posed to them by technological civilization.
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Idle Women

Author: Susan Woolfitt

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canals

Page: 223

View: 2568

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The Potomac Canal

George Washington and the Waterway West

Author: Robert J. Kapsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 373

View: 2770

Presents a chronological narrative that covers the following topics: early proposals (17551775), George Washington and the canal systems early development (17851790), Little Falls and Great Falls (17901802), the Shenandoah and other lateral canals (18021812), operation (18021828), and demise of the canal (18191828). Also included is information on people of interest, such as Captain George Pointer (a slave who bought his freedom and became a company engineer), George Washington (the first president of the company), and the workmen drawn from various countries.
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At Long Last Love

Author: Milly Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750546287

Category: Dorset (England)

Page: 410

View: 9436

It's July 1942, and nightclub singer Kate Watson has made a home for herself in bomb-blitzed London. A motley crew of friends has replaced the family she's not spoken to in years. Until one evening Kate's sister, Sarah walks back into her life. Sarah has a favour to ask: she needs Kate to return home to Dorset for one month to look after her daughter, Lizzie. Reluctantly Kate agrees, even though it means facing the troubled past she hoped she'd escaped. As the war continues, Kate must fight her own battles and find not only the courage to forge a future but perhaps, at long last, love.
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East End Angels

Author: Rosie Hendry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0751566802

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Meet The East End Angels, the newest members of Station Seventy-Five's ambulance crew Strong-willed Winnie loves being part of the crew at Station Seventy-Five but her parents are less than happy. She has managed to avoid their pleas to join the WRENS so far but when a tragedy hits too close to home she finds herself wondering if she's cut out for this life after all. Former housemaid Bella was forced to leave the place she loved when she lost it all and it's taken her a while to find somewhere else to call home. She's finally starting to build a new life but when the air raids begin, it seems she may have to start over once again. East-Ender Frankie's sense of loyalty keeps her tied to home so it's not easy for her to stay focused at work. With her head and heart pulling in different directions, will she find the strength to come through for her friends when they need her the most? Brought together at LAAS Station Seventy-Five in London's East End during 1940, these three very different women soon realise that they'll need each other if they're to get through the days ahead. But can the ties of friendship, love and family all remain unbroken?
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How to Avoid Huge Ships

Author: John W. Trimmer

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Pr/Tidewater Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 7583

You are the owner-captain of a luxury fifty-foot trawler motoring across the bay with your family and a few friends one balmy summer evening. Off in the distance, beyond the bridge spanning the waterway, you can make out the lights and shape of a containership moving down the channel. Have you ever wondered what action you must take to keep clear of that fast-approaching ship? This book will tell you how to do so quickly. Conscientious skippers are wise to read this book and discover if a ship's radar will pick up a small boat at night. It is fascinating to learn what is taking place on the bridge or down in the engine room of one of these leviathans as it heads your way. Can it be stopped before it hits you? Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones by reading this book written for the private boat owner/captain.
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Cruising Guide to Lake Champlain

The Waterway from New York City to Montreal

Author: Alan McKibben,Susan McKibben

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780961641252

Category: Boats and boating

Page: 240

View: 524

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The Cut Out Girl

A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found

Author: Bart van Es

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735222258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1670

The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents Bart van Es left Holland for England many years ago, but one story from his Dutch childhood never left him. It was a mystery of sorts: a young Jewish girl named Lientje had been taken in during the war by relatives and hidden from the Nazis, handed over by her parents, who understood the danger they were in all too well. The girl had been raised by her foster family as one of their own, but then, well after the war, there was a falling out, and they were no longer in touch. What was the girl's side of the story, Bart wondered? What really happened during the war, and after? So began an investigation that would consume Bart van Es's life, and change it. After some sleuthing, he learned that Lientje was now in her 80s and living in Amsterdam. Somewhat reluctantly, she agreed to meet him, and eventually they struck up a remarkable friendship, even a partnership. The Cut Out Girl braids together a powerful recreation of that intensely harrowing childhood story of Lientje's with the present-day account of Bart's efforts to piece that story together, including bringing some old ghosts back into the light. It is a story rich with contradictions. There is great bravery and generosity--first Lientje's parents, giving up their beloved daughter, and then the Dutch families who face great danger from the Nazi occupation for taking Lientje and other Jewish children in. And there are more mundane sacrifices a family under brutal occupation must make to provide for even the family they already have. But tidy Holland also must face a darker truth, namely that it was more cooperative in rounding up its Jews for the Nazis than any other Western European country; that is part of Lientje's story too. Her time in hiding was made much more terrifying by the energetic efforts of the local Dutch authorities, zealous accomplices in the mission of sending every Jew, man, woman and child, East to their extermination. And Lientje was not always particularly well treated, and sometimes, Bart learned, she was very badly treated indeed. The Cut Out Girl is an astonishment, a deeply moving reckoning with a young girl's struggle for survival during war, a story about the powerful love of foster families but also the powerful challenges, and about the ways our most painful experiences define us but also can be redefined, on a more honest level, even many years after the fact. A triumph of subtlety, decency and unflinching observation, The Cut Out Girl is a triumphant marriage of many keys of writing, ultimately blending them into an extraordinary new harmony, and a deeper truth.
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The Intracoastal Waterway, Norfolk to Miami

The Complete Cockpit Cruising Guide, Sixth Edition

Author: Bill Moeller,John Kettlewell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071743057

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 4922

"Indispensable . . . Don’t do the ICW without it." -- Powerboat Reports Since 1979, this book has been the piloting guide of choice for the tens of thousands of boaters traversing the 1,094-mile Intracoastal Waterway between Virginia and Florida each year. This sixth edition is double the size of its predecessor and includes greatly enhanced coverage of anchorages, pilotage, and facilities. With the addition of John Kettlewell, editor of The Intracoastal Waterway Chartbook, to the author team, the Moellers’ long-established mile-by-mile navigation guide is better than ever.
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The Telephone Girls

Author: Jenny Holmes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473542324

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 9998

1936. George Street, West Yorkshire, houses a gleaming, brand-new telephone exchange where a group of capable girls works the complicated electrical switchboards. Among them are Cynthia, Norma and Millicent, who relish the busy, efficient atmosphere and the independence and friendship their jobs have given them. But when Millicent connects a telephone call for an old friend, and listens in to the conversation - breaking one of the telephonists' main rules - she, and then Norma and Cynthia too, become caught up in a story of scandal, corruption and murder. Soon, the jobs of all three girls are on the line. Norma’s romance is in ruins. And Millicent has entered a world of vice . . . In tough times, the telephone girls will need to call on their friends more than ever. A wonderful story of camaraderie, friendship and triumph over adversity that fans of Daisy Styles, Donna Douglas and Call the Midwife will adore.
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A Beginner's Guide to Living on the Waterways

Author: Nick Corble,Allan Ford

Publisher: History Press

ISBN: 9780750969901

Category: Boat living

Page: 120

View: 6287

An estimated 15,000 people live on board boats in the UK and at any one time thousands more are interested in doing so. The aim of this beautifully illustrated guide is to help people live the dream and not the nightmare, providing a useful step by step introduction to the basics of making a life afloat. Fully updated this new edition of A Beginners' Guide to Living on the Waterways covers different types of liveaboard craft suitable for canals, rivers and estuaries, and the good and bad points of the different options. It goes on to discuss practicalities such as moorings, engines (including basic maintenance and fault finding), heating and cooking, sanitation, furnishing a boat, survival tips and finances. This is a must-have guide for all those considering the alternative way of living that a boat offers, as well as those who are already there!
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