Mrs. Scrooge

A Christmas Poem

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439176337

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

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With her husband, Ebenezer, now "doornail dead," the coldest Christmas Eve on record finds Mrs. Scrooge outside the supermarket, protesting consumerism and waste. "Spoilsport!" shout the passersby as they load up their shopping carts with Christmas goodies. Just as Ebenezer did, Mrs. Scrooge keeps to her frugal ways...but in the present economy, with loads of meaningless material goods bought on credit, maybe Mrs. Scrooge has the right idea. That night, alone in her bed with Catchit the cat beside her, Mrs. Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. As each in succession takes her by the hand and sweeps through the scenes of her life, Mrs. Scrooge learns not only what the "Christmas Spirit" really means, but the nature of the real gifts we give and receive.
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Mrs. Scrooge

Rocky Hill Romance

Author: Barbara Bretton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781694393593

Category:

Page: 194

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A heartwarming holiday story about second chancesRocky Hill Romance - Book 1 Single mother Samantha Dean doesn't have time for Christmas. Or romance, for that matter. She is weeks away from opening her own catering business, the most important part of her plan to provide her certified genius daughter Patty with all the wonderful things she deserves. Except Patty doesn't want to go to a fancy boarding school. She wants a father and when she meets bartender Murphy O'Rourke at her fourth grade Career Day presentation, she knows she's met the man of her mother's dreams! But can she convince her Mrs. Scrooge of a mom that it was time to give Christmas -- and love -- a second chance? Previously published by Harlequin Books Acclaim for the novels of Barbara Bretton "Bretton's characters are always real and their conflicts believable." "" Chicago Sun-Times "Soul warming... A powerful relationship drama [for] anyone who enjoys a passionate look inside the hearts and souls of the prime players." "" Midwest Book Review "[Bretton] excels in her portrayal of the sometimes sweet, sometimes stifling ties of a small community. The town's tight network of loving, eccentric friends and family infuses the tale with a gently comic note that perfectly balances the darker dramas of the romance." "" Publishers Weekly "A tender love story about two people who, when they find something special, will go to any length to keep it." "" Booklist "Honest, witty... absolutely unforgettable." "" Rendezvous "A classic adult fairy tale." "" Affaire de Coeur "Dialogue flows easily and characters spring quickly to life." "" Rocky Mountain News ˃˃˃ Also available in audio from Amazon, iTunes, and Audible ˃˃˃ About the author Barbara Bretton is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels. She has been published in twelve languages in over twenty countries. She currently lives with her husband in central New Jersey. Buy your copy now!
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Ms. Scrooge

Author: Charles Dickens,Patrick M. Clepper

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9780871294449

Category: Christmas plays

Page: 39

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Bah Humbug, Mrs. Scrooge

Author: Joyce Livingston

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1620294443

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Eleanor Scrooge finally has it all. Why then is she so dissatisfied? In fleeing her abusive childhood, she left behind the only man she'd ever loved--Bob Rachette. Years later, Eleanor's no-nonsense approach to her successful business alienates everyone... including Bob. Widower Bob Rachette feels responsible for Eleanor. But when Eleanor insists her business come before his family, Bob puts his foot down... and loses his job. Meanwhile, an accident forces Eleanor to reexamine her life, her priorities, and the love she gave up. Can the Lord use Faith, Hope, and Charity to break through her heart of stone? Or will this Christmas be like all the others in Eleanor Scrooge's life--a Bah Humbug?
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A Vampire Christmas Carol

Author: Sarah Gray

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0758274351

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Ebenezer Scrooge has never been known for the greatness of his heart. A miser, a leech, a penny-pinching old coot. . . Say what you will about him, though—he's never actually sucked someone's blood. That dubious honor belongs to the vampires who surround him, preying on the weak and laying traps for the strong. They've dogged his footsteps since he was born, driving him from the love of his friends, family, and faithful fiancée. Now, on Christmas Eve, Scrooge's old friend Jacob Marley rises from the grave to warn him about the evil gathering around him. With three mysterious spirits to guide him, he rediscovers his lost love Belle, toiling fearlessly as a seamstress by day and vampire hunter by night. He sees the secrets of his nephew Fred and his clerk Bob Cratchit, who risk their lives as Belle's loyal soldiers. And he learns of the plot mounting to attack all of them, starting with the innocent sacrifice of Bob's son Tiny Tim. . . Scrooge has only one night to save himself and all that he once treasured—but if he can vanquish the vampires, he might finally earn back the love he cast away. . .
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Collected Poems

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447231767

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in the United Kingdom and sold over one million copies of her books around the world. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009. Her first Collected Poems includes all of the poems from her nine acclaimed volumes of adult poetry - from Standing Female Nude to Ritual Lighting - as well as her much-loved Christmas poems, which celebrate aspects of Christmas: from the charity of King Wenceslas to the famous truce between the Allies and the Germans in the trenches in 1914. Endlessly varied, wonderfully inventive, and emotionally powerful, the poems in this book showcase Duffy's full poetic range: there are poems written in celebration and in protest; public poems and deeply personal ones; poems that are funny, sexy, heartbroken, wise. Taken together they affirm her belief that 'poetry is the music of being human'. Collected Poems is both the perfect single-volume introduction for new readers and a glorious opportunity for old friends to celebrate thirty years' work by one of the country's greatest literary talents. It confirms indisputably that 'Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time' (Rose Tremain, Guardian).
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A Life in Three Acts

Author: Bette Bourne,Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408133431

Category: Drama

Page: 64

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With honesty, humour and occasional anger, performer Bette Bourne tells the playwright Mark Ravenhill about his brave and flamboyant life. Crafted from transcripts of a series of long, private conversations, actor Bette Bourne reminisces and replays scenes from his life from a postwar childhood,a stint as a classical actor in the late 60s, to living in a drag commune in Notting Hill and being an active member of the Gay Liberation Front. Bette then talks about his touring with the New York based Hot Peaches cabaret group and founding his own cabaret troop, Bloolips, which redefined the term gay theatre by creating their very own unique celebration of dramatic and colourful homosexuality. The piece, in three parts, marks a different series of events in Bette's life to reveal both a portrait of a pioneering, radical individual and a historical document of the struggles and achievements of gay liberation.
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Ruth's First Christmas Tree

A Dr Ruth Galloway Short Mystery

Author: Elly Griffiths

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848662408

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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It is three days before Christmas and a bitter wind is blowing across Norfolk. Until her daughter was born, forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway didn't do Christmas, but now that Kate is a year old, she wants it to be special. She must get a tree, shop for food, clean the house, buy presents, including one for her new boyfriend - who she isn't even sure is her boyfriend - and remember to get the turkey out of the freezer. But time is rushing by and the best-laid plans don't always work out...
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Black Sheep Justice

Author: FeFe Whitaker

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450061362

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Imagine growing up being hated by someone most people would never think, your mother. This was the situation for twelve-year-old Latrice Lynch. Physically abused by her mother her entire childhood, and the abuse becomes more severe, sending her to the hospital multiple times. Her siblings were treated like kings and queens, while she is constantly treated like the black sheep of the family. Her mother vowed if Latrice ever told a soul, she would kill her. Latrice's best friend was her father who she loses abruptly, and it is very hard for her to overcome. Life takes a turn for the worst. Not only does she continue to be abused by her mother, but also her stepfather starts his own form of sick abuse against her, which destroys Latrice for life. Many devastating family secrets are revealed, painful mishaps occur, and justice is the number one goal for Latrice!
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