The Bad Penny

Author: Katie Flynn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144641082X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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One wild night midwife Patty Peel is called to attend a birth on the opposite side of Liverpool. She pedals off into the storm and delivers a baby girl in a filthy slum dwelling, just as the mother dies. The drunk and violent father tells Patty to get rid of it, so she takes the child away, meaning to deliver it to the nearest orphanage. But Patty had spent her entire childhood in an institution and cannot bear to hand the baby over. However, there are rough waters ahead. Patty has few friends, and fears and despises men, including her next door neighbour, Darky Knight, so how can she hope to bring up the child alone? She has no idea how the baby will affect the attitude of those around her, nor how her life will change as a result... The Bad Penny is a heartwarming tale of love and courage in hard times from the hugely popular storyteller Katie Flynn.
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The Bad Penny

A Drama in One Act

Author: Rachel Field

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: One-act plays, American

Page: 16

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The Bad Penny

Book Four of the Carrows Family Chronicles

Author: Annabelle Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999336854

Category:

Page: 390

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The Bad Penny is the fourth book in the Carrows Family Chronicles series of billionaire caper novels. Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad. The Carrows follow a similar protocol. At turns touching, satisfying, and hilarious, the family is challenged once again to weigh their incredible power against their humanity.
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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

More Than 10,000 Idioms and Collocations

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786458550

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

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Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.
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Bad Penny

Author: Sharon Sala

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460308336

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Cat Dupree would love nothing more than to settle down and build a life with fellow bounty hunter Wilson McKay. But Soloman Tutuola--the man who murdered her father and slashed her throat when she was thirteen--haunts her even from the grave. An investigator from Mexico is tracking down the person who is responsible for Tutuola's death--and the trail leads directly to Cat. To add to her bad luck, a junkie with a vendetta is stalking Wilson and is willing to kill anyone who gets in the way of his revenge. Desperate to start their future together, Cat and Wilson turn the manhunt around--vowing to do whatever it takes to find freedom from the past and the scars that have damaged them both.
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Like a Bad Penny

Author: Selena Fulton

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628306262

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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Newly widowed and destitute, Danielle Mansfield needs to get creative. Fast. Determined to start a new life, she moves her resistant teenage son to their vacation cabin in Carson Mill, NC. Her plan fails when she runs headlong into the guy who was her past, looking as handsome as ever. Danielle, the only woman Matt Kovacs ever loved, also represents his biggest regret. Believing nothing happens by chance when he discovers she lives in the same town, he needs to explain his disappearance from her life sixteen years ago. Can Danielle and Matt overcome the hurt and distrust to forge a new beginning?
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Bad Penny Blues

Author: Cathi Unsworth

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847652697

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Police Constable Pete Bradley has one year in the force and dreams of moving up the ladder. He's assigned as an aid to CID and working a routine nightshift with his partner when they stumble across a young woman's body. She was working as a prostitute when she was strangled, her body dumped by a riverbank. His search for her killer brings him deep into Soho's underbelly. Meanwhile Stella, a young fashion designer with a promising career ahead of her, is woken by terrifying nightmares that echo the last hours of the dead women. Sixties London explodes in all its ferocious colour, with fascists and Teds, migrants and hippies living in close proximity. Bad Penny Blues is a tender paean to the city, a novel with a twisted mystery at its heart.
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Power, Greed, and Hubris

Judicial Bribery in Mississippi

Author: James R. Crockett

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617039195

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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From 2003 to 2009 sensational judicial bribery scandals rocked Mississippi’s legal system. Famed trial lawyers Paul Minor and Richard (Dickie) Scruggs and renowned judge and former prosecutor Bobby DeLaughter proved to be the nexus of these scandals. Seven attorneys and a former state auditor were alleged to have attempted to bribe or to have actually bribed five state judges to rule in favor of Minor and Scruggs in several lawsuits. This is the story of how federal authorities, following up on information provided by a bank examiner and a judge who could not be bribed, toppled Minor, Scruggs, and their enablers in what was exposed as the most significant legal scandal of twenty-first-century Mississippi. James R. Crockett details the convoluted schemes that eventually put three of the judges, six of the attorneys, and the former auditor in federal prison. All of the men involved were successful professionals and three of them, Minor, Scruggs, and fellow attorney Joey Langston, were exceptionally wealthy. The stories involve power, greed, but most of all hubris. The culprits rationalized abominable choices and illicit actions to influence judicial decisions. The crimes came to light in those six years, but some crimes were committed before that. These men put themselves above the law and produced the perfect storm of bribery that ended in disgrace. The tales Crockett relates about these scandals and the actions of Paul Minor and Richard Scruggs are almost unbelievable. Individuals willingly became their minions in power plays designed to distort the very rule of law that most of them had sworn to uphold.
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Judge Savage

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409040666

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Promoted young to the position of Crown Court Judge - because of his ability, but perhaps also for certain questions of political convenience - it's time for Daniel Savage to settle down. Perhaps his marriage is happy enough after all. Teenage children require a father's attention. His career demands the most responsible behaviour. Day by day Judge Savage presides over those whose double lives have been exposed. He must be above suspicion. But why does his daughter refuse to move to their spacious new house? Why does a young Korean woman keep phoning him to beg for help? As the most tangled lives are ironed out in court, Daniel Savage's own existence descends into a mess of violence and confusion. English society has fragmented into an incomprehensible public gallery where every face conceals a different culture. And those with whom we have the greatest intimacy are suddenly the most frighteningly mysterious.
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