The Bolds on Holiday

Author: Julian Clary

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144818858X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Carry on camping with dream team Julian Clary and David Roberts! It's the summer holidays, and the hairiest family in Teddington decide to take a well-earned holiday by the seaside. With their extended hyena family in tow, they head on down to Cornwall for a spot of camping. But it's never long before trouble sniffs these hyenas out, and Bobby is mistaken for a pup and snatched by a wicked dognapper. The Bolds will need all their ingenuity to hunt her down and rescue all the pilfered pooches. But can these hyenas-in-disguise save the day, without letting the cat out of the bag...? ‘I wish we lived next door to the Bolds!’ Davina McCall
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The Bolds Go Wild

Author: Julian Clary

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1787611760

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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It's time for monkey business in this fifth outing for Teddington's wildest family, the Bolds! The Bolds are very surprised to be visited by Fred's mother, Granny Imamu. She's travelled all the way from Africa, and now she's here, she does not approve of what she finds. Hyenas, living as people - whatever next! Granny Imamu starts to stir up mischief with twins Bobby and Betty, encouraging them to get in touch with their beastly side at school. And then the twins' teacher comes to the Bolds with a rather unusual problem: her grown-up son Jeffrey just isn't like other people. He's rather hairy, doesn't much like to talk, and loves to monkey about. If animals can become people, could it happen the other way around . . . ?
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Epic Tales 2: Magical Fables: Inspirational Stories: Benny the Bold: The Feline Kingdom

Author: Tygo Lee

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456624350

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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A Modern Epic Classic! When chivalry was a virtue… Get ready to meet up with the unsettling Bailey the Bad-Breath Bear and a very unnerving mob of Yapper Poodles! With its enchanting lands and many personable talking animals, birds, and reptiles—this second book of magical fables will inspire you to move forward in your life with strength and determination no matter what unspeakable challenges you may face. Don’t miss out on the tension-filled drama, action, and adventure! In Epic Tales 2, each of the two extended fairy tales revolves around the Feline Kingdom and its brave, mystical warrior hero—Benny the Bold. The stories are grounded on universal values which guide us in making the right choices and doing the right thing even under trying circumstances. In this second book of the series, we learn that many times serious conflict can be avoided by using reason, choosing our words carefully, and being patient and steadfast when dealing with difficulties. Epic Tales 2— a part of Tygo Lee’s unique collection of entertaining and inspirational stories, magical fables, fairy tales, cat tales, and reflections. While enjoying the imaginative, thought-provoking stories in this book, you’ll surely come to agree that chivalry is still a virtue today. Long live Benny the Bold!
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Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front

Author: Anthony Fletcher

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300198566

Category: History

Page: 352

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DIV This book was inspired by the author’s discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters from a soldier who was killed on the Western Front during the First World War. The soldier was his grandfather, and the letters had been tucked away, unread and unmentioned for many decades. Intrigued by the heartbreak and history of these family letters, Fletcher sought out the correspondence of other British soldiers who had volunteered for the fight against Germany. This resulting volume offers a vivid account of the physical and emotional experiences of seventeen British soldiers whose letters survive. Drawn from different regiments, social backgrounds, and areas of England and Scotland, they include twelve officers and five ordinary “Tommies.”/div DIV /div DIV The book explores the training, journey to France, fear, shellshock, and life in the trenches as well as the leisure, love, and home leave the soldiers dreamed of. Fletcher discusses the psychological responses of 17- and 18-year-old men facing appalling realities and considers the particular pressures on those who survived their fallen comrades. While acknowledging the horror and futility the soldiers of the Great War experienced, the author shows another side to the story, focusing new attention on the loyal comradeship, robust humor, and strong morale that uplifted the men at the Front and created a powerful bond among them./div
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Etched on Me

A Novel

Author: Jenn Crowell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476739072

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Girl, Interrupted meets Best Kept Secret in this riveting, redemptive coming-of-age story about a young woman who overcomes a troubled adolescence, only to lose custody of her daughter when her mental health history is used against her. On the surface, sixteen-year-old Lesley Holloway is just another bright new student at Hawthorn Hill, a posh all-girls’ prep school north of London. Little do her classmates know that she recently ran away from home, where her father had spent years sexually abusing her. Nor does anyone know that she’s secretly cutting herself as a coping mechanism...until the day she goes too far and ends up in the hospital. Lesley spends the next two years in and out of psychiatric facilities, where she overcomes her traumatic memories and finds the support of a surrogate family. Eventually completing university and earning her degree, she is a social services success story—until she becomes unexpectedly pregnant in her early twenties. Despite the overwhelming odds she has overcome, the same team that saved her as an adolescent will now question whether Lesley is fit to be a mother. And so she embarks upon her biggest battle yet: the fight for her unborn daughter.
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Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone

Better Than a Lump of Coal

Author: Scott C. Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444341454

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas. Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, religious studies, English literature, cognitive science and moral psychology The essays cover a wide range of Christmas themes, from a defence of the miracle of the virgin birth to the relevance of Christmas to atheists and pagans
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In God We Trust but My Money Is on the Staff

Author: Peter Nero

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469114046

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

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This book contains a collection of stories and incidents that took place in the Unified Court System of New York State. Some of the stories will touch your heart and others will bring a bit of laughter to your lives. Whether it makes you laugh or cry, this book depicts the many attributes of the people that work in the system. They are a dedicated group of people whose performance makes the system work for our citizens. It is because of the high degree of professionalism and hard work of these individuals that our Criminal Justice System is the best in the world.
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The Bold World

A Memoir of Family and Transformation

Author: Jodie Patterson

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 039917902X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Inspired by her transgender son, activist Jodie Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of a family’s history and transformation. “A courageous and poetic testimony on family and the self, and the learning and unlearning we must do for those we love.”—Janet Mock As an African American growing up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the 1970s, when neighborhoods defined people, Jodie Patterson learned early on to engage with her community for strength and comfort. But then in 2009 this mother of five had her world turned upside down. Realizing that her definition of community wasn’t wide enough for her own child’s needs, Patterson forced the world wide open. In The Bold World, we witness a mother reshaping her attitudes and beliefs, as well as those of her community, to meet the needs of her transgender son, Penelope— and opening the minds of everyone in her family who absolutely, unequivocally refused to conform. As we walk alongside Patterson on her journey, we meet the Southern women who came before her—the mother, grandmothers, and aunts who raised and fortified her, all the while challenging cultural norms and gender expectations. She shares her family’s history—particularly incidents within the Black community around sexism, racism, and civil rights. We learn about her children, who act as a vehicle for Jodie Patterson’s own growth and acceptance of her diverse family, and her experiences as a wife, mother, and, eventually, activist. The result is an intimate portrait and an exquisite study in identity, courage, and love. Patterson’s relentless drive to change the world will resonate with and inspire us all, reflecting our own individual strength and tenacity, our very real fears, and, most of all, our singular ability to transform despite the odds. Advance praise for The Bold World “In The Bold World, Jodie Patterson makes a case for respecting everyone’s gender identity by way of showing how she came to accept her son, Penelope. In tying that struggle to the struggle for race rights in this country during her own childhood, she paints a vivid picture of the permanent work of social justice.”—Andrew Solomon, bestselling author of The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree “Patterson leaves no emotional stone unturned in her powerful chronicle. . . . [This] raw tour de force illustrates the strength of a loving and determined mother.”—Publishers Weekly
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A Holiday to Remember

Author: Helen R. Myers

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459244826

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Alana Anders had lost enough in life to recognize a kindred soul. So when fate led her to a lonely cowboy—with a battle-scarred heart to match her own—she should have given him a nod and moved on. Because the holidays were upon her…and the last thing she needed was someone else's problems…. But what she wanted was another story. And she wanted Mack Graves, reluctant war hero and heir to the Last Call Ranch—badly. She knew that Nowheresville, Texas, was the last place he longed to be—at Christmas, no less!—but Alana just knew that she and Mack were meant to be together. And that in each other's arms they could forge a new kind of home….
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