CHRISTMAS SPIRIT AND THE MIDNIGHT HOUR Christmas was only a few days away and Nigel and Christina had written their ... Dawn, baby Tarnyar and Bill were invited to spend Christmas at Bay Tree Cottage and Mother wanted it to be a really ...
Author: Cynthia Kay Killick
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A Sound Revolution. The true story of Marie Louise Killick's valiant fight against powerful men in the musical world. They had pirated her invention of a stylus that was to revolutionize the quality of sound reproduction of gramophone records. Despite winning her 10 year legal battle in The Royal Courts of Justice in London, England, her opponents, Pye Radio, found other means to ensure she never received her damages - worth millions. Manoeuvred into bankruptcy, she spent three years trying to prevent the Official Receiver from settling her damage claim against Pye Radio for a derisory sum. She died at the age of 49, penniless and homeless. During her fight she was 'kidnapped', her supporters were assaulted and even her solicitor was frightened off the case. During the fight, she was hounded from pillar to post and forced to spend six weeks with her children living in a builder's yard. Truly a story of enormous courage and tenacity on her part to bring the men who had robbed her to justice!
If he didn't need her to look after the house and help pay the mortgage, he'd have left her before now. ... They were up for sale in a local gallery, and last Christmas he'd sold some smaller ones cheaply from a stall at the market.
Author: Anna Jacobs
Publisher: Allison & Busby Ltd
Saffron Lane was once a row of abandoned houses but is now bursting with new life, thanks to the efforts of owners Nell and Angus. Their plan to develop an artists’ colony is fast becoming a reality, as is their idea to transform the secret wartime messaging room in one of the houses into a museum. Emil is in charge of readying the room for the public and, despite an interfering councilwoman, is determined to face his challenges head on. Even Ginger finds a place to call home in the fledgling community, taking refuge from her bully of a son. When she meets Iain, sparks fly between them and she finally feels alive again – but will her son succeed in spoiling her chance of happiness? ‘Anna Jacobs weaves another magical saga that will delight fans and newcomers alike’ Lancashire Evening Post
I think everyone who likes to cook, and has even a minimum of outdoor space, should own a bay tree. It will be quite happy in a pot provided you keep it watered in dry weather. So, I highly recommend a potted bay tree as a Christmas ...
Author: Lucy Brazier
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'Exactly the kind of person you want to lead you through Christmas... a comprehensive volume' Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph Christmas at River Cottage encapsulates the very best that the season has to offer, guiding you from the autumn equinox, through advent and Christmas, and merrily into the new year with inspiration, traditions and indispensable recipes for every festive occasion. These are recipes that have been honed over the years and are rooted in the River Cottage foundations of tradition, seasonality and sustainability. As well as the ultimate versions of all the classics, there are a whole host of new ideas for showstopping centrepieces, sparkling cocktails, prep-ahead canapes, edible gifts, livening up leftovers, as well as some of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's festive favourites. And accompanying all of this are tips from Lucy and Hugh on planning ahead, making natural decorations, effortlessly feeding a crowd and orchestrating the great Christmas Dinner so you'll also be able to find the magic along the way.
Little did we realise at the time that it was to be our last Christmas at Broadacres. ... Bay Tree Cottage was a four– bedroom eighteenth- century (I think) detached property with a very pleasant garden and two acres of land, ...
Author: Frank Pedley
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Arthursdale Boy, Nidderdale Girl is a unique biography. It is a time capsule of the lives of two people without fame in a bygone age that spans a 75-year period of worldwide turmoil, catastrophe, bloodshed and sacrifice, with rapid changes of lifestyle, communication and expectation. Beginning during the Great Depression in the 1930s, it ends when death did part Arthursdale Boy from his beloved Nidderdale Girl in 2007. This is a book of joy, blending personal recollections with historical research into the lives of lead mining and farming ancestors. It contains glimpses of Yorkshire childhood and education; military and social life in different parts of the world; of the Cold War; the Royal Tournament; Wensleydale sheep; the Foot & Mouth disease epidemic; cricket; politics; exotic cruises and so much more … Arthursdale Boy, Nidderdale Girl is written with levels of candidness and honesty never found in celebrity biographies. It is a biography which could be a blueprint inspiration to others without fame to write their memoirs; for the benefit of their families and descendants. Praise for the first edition: “A very good read and a wonderful tribute to Ruth” – Lord William Hague
“Of course you want to stay,” he said, unable to keep bitter disappointment at bay. “Instead of being with me.” She dipped her head, with its mass of ... “You're still up in your tree house, aren't you?” She remained unmoved, silent.
Author: M. K. Stelmack
Her not-so-jolly Christmas… or a holiday surprise? Bridget Montgomery’s Christmas is looking decidedly not festive. Her beloved aunt is gone, leaving only a struggling diner and a mountain of debt. Which Bridget now shares with her ex-fiancé and newly single dad, Jack Holdstrom. Saving the diner is their first priority. But Bridget’s already falling for Jack’s troubled adopted girls. Will the spirit of Christmas mean losing her broken heart to Jack again, too?
Possessing a determination far stronger than her size, she'd even, on more than one occasion, ignored the “Boys Only” sign and wheedled her way into the tree house Mr. Carpenter had built in their backyard. In fact, he remembered, ...
Author: JoAnn Ross
The beloved holiday novella by New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross—now available as an enchanting ebook to warm up the winter. Christmas was always kindergarten teacher Kelli Carpenter’s favorite time of year—until last Christmas when Cole Douchett broke her heart by proposing to another woman. The fact that the engagement fell apart four months later was cold comfort. Now the marine is once again stateside in their Oregon coastal hometown, Shelter Bay, and Kelli is determined to avoid him. So when her family suggests a cabin up at Rainbow Lake, it sounds like the perfect escape plan. Cole always thought of Kelli as his best friend’s kid sister, but now that he’s back home, it’s clear she’s all grown up. Even in a silly Christmas sweater directing the kindergarten play, she’s a knockout. But after her baffling behavior last year, she’s giving him the cold shoulder. Unbeknownst to Cole and Kelli, their families contrive to do some matchmaking, and the two find themselves sharing a snowbound cabin—where things really heat up... Praise for JoAnn Ross “Ross is a master.”—BookPage “Beautifully descriptive...captures coastal small-town flavor perfectly.”—Library Journal “Shelter Bay [is] a place that readers will really want to visit.”—RT Book Reviews
... Christmas Time ( Gibbons ) 8:94 Christmas Time : Verses and Ilustrations ( Field ) 21:79 The Christmas Tree House ( Wallace ) 37 : 208 The Christmas Whale ( Duvoisin ) 23:92 Christmas with Tamworth Pig ( Kemp ) 29 : 113 Christopher ...
... Manhattan Christmas Love at the Italian Lake Love at the Northern Lights Conwenna Cove Summer at Conwenna Cove Christmas at Conwenna Cove Forever at Conwenna Cove Cornish Hearts The House at Greenacres The Cottage at Plum Tree Bay ...
Author: Darcie Boleyn
Has the perfect man been there all along? Lucie Quigley hates Christmas. So when she’s asked to be a bridesmaid at her friend Petra’s Manhattan wedding, she jumps at the chance to escape the festivities. Her best friend Dale Treharne jumps at the chance to be her plus-one, seeing it as a way to help Lucie get through the most miserable time of the year. In New York, as the snow begins to fall, Lucie and Dale start to realise that their feelings run deeper than friendship. But can they overcome their pasts, and make it a very merry Manhattan Christmas? The perfect uplifting and escapist read to curl up with this Christmas, ideal for fans of Helen J Rolfe and Mandy Baggot. Praise for A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas ‘I just loved this book, every single page of it! ... it was full of depth with unexpected moments of poignancy ... So make sure you cuddle up this Christmas and enjoy a few hours of perfect, festive escapism with Lucie and Dale and their sumptuous love story.’ My Chestnut Reading Tree ‘A lovely Christmas story ... takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a page turner and I found it hard to put down ... beautifully written.’ Stephanie Reads ‘An amazing festive story that immediately filled my heart with joy ... Darcie Boleyn has a wonderful way with words and she has a great sense of humor as well ... Darcie Boleyn combines sadness with lightness and cheer in a fantastic balanced way. Her story is very romantic and I enjoyed it so much that it's now on my list of favorite Christmas reads. I highly recommend this dreamy Christmas story.’ With Love for Books ‘Another enchanting book from the talented Darcie Boleyn ... What starts and looks like your general light hearted Christmas book, evolves around mid way into something that is very compelling to read, and has a bit more depth to it and plenty of strands of storylines.’ Rachel’s Random Reads ‘Oh I do love this author's writing! ... The development of the romance was well paced, their reticence in risking their friendship, the historic events which impinge on their relationship, the expectations of others, all make this an enthralling and highly entertaining read.’ Splashes into Books ‘Okay let me say up front I love books by Darcie, NYC is my favourite place and Christmas just adds to the joy ... giggles a plenty. Follow Lucie and Dale as they experience the magic and the test on their friendship ... it's real melt-your-heart stuff. I could rave about this forever but suffice to say it's made it into my top books of the year list and I encourage everyone to read it and prepare for the festivities’ Ali - The Dragon Slayer ‘Pretty sure this is one of my favourite Christmas books of the year!’ Goodreads reviewer ‘Can I just say right here ... Dale ... oh Dale. Everyone needs a Dale this Christmas, I think he could be the book boyfriend of the year ... With her warm and witty writing style, teamed with some sensitive sub plots, Darcie made A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas a delight to read. It was a real page turner.’ Lozza’s Book Corner