The Companion

Author: Deborah Simmons

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488028907

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Falling for the wounded solider! Wounded on the field of battle, Captain Kit Armstrong, the Earl of Hawthorne, has lost the will to care about what happens to him—or anyone else, for that matter. But then impoverished aristocrat Miss Chloe Gibbons is tricked into becoming Kit's companion and nurse…and soon she's determined to bring the reclusive earl back to life! A charming Regency novella by Deborah Simmons, originally published in 2001 as part of The Officer's Bride collection
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The Companion to Southern Literature

Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs

Author: Joseph M. Flora,Lucinda Hardwick MacKethan

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807126929

Category: Reference

Page: 1054

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Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Selected as an Outstanding Reference Source by the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association There are many anthologies of southern literature, but this is the first companion. Neither a survey of masterpieces nor a biographical sourcebook, The Companion to Southern Literature treats every conceivable topic found in southern writing from the pre-Columbian era to the present, referencing specific works of all periods and genres. Top scholars in their fields offer original definitions and examples of the concepts they know best, identifying the themes, burning issues, historical personalities, beloved icons, and common or uncommon stereotypes that have shaped the most significant regional literature in memory. Read the copious offerings straight through in alphabetical order (Ancestor Worship, Blue-Collar Literature, Caves) or skip randomly at whim (Guilt, The Grotesque, William Jefferson Clinton). Whatever approach you take, The Companion’s authority, scope, and variety in tone and interpretation will prove a boon and a delight. Explored here are literary embodiments of the Old South, New South, Solid South, Savage South, Lazy South, and “Sahara of the Bozart.” As up-to-date as grit lit, K Mart fiction, and postmodernism, and as old-fashioned as Puritanism, mules, and the tall tale, these five hundred entries span a reach from Lady to Lesbian Literature. The volume includes an overview of every southern state’s belletristic heritage while making it clear that the southern mind extends beyond geographical boundaries to form an essential component of the American psyche. The South’s lavishly rich literature provides the best means of understanding the region’s deepest nature, and The Companion to Southern Literature will be an invaluable tool for those who take on that exciting challenge. Description of Contents 500 lively, succinct articles on topics ranging from Abolition to Yoknapatawpha 250 contributors, including scholars, writers, and poets 2 tables of contents — alphabetical and subject — and a complete index A separate bibliography for most entries
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The Companion

Author: Susan Squires

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330478567

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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England, 1815: Ian Rufford was captured, enslaved, and then abandoned in the lonely dunes of Egypt's desert. His tormentor was a woman of magnificent beauty . . . and the blackest of souls. Now, Ian prays for a death that will not come. Only after his rescue does he begin to realize how he has changed. But he understands very little. Just that he is carrying something strange in his blood known only as 'The Companion'. Elizabeth Rochewell's home was Egypt. After her father's death, however, she is being sent home to live a conventional life in London. On board ship, she finds herself drawn to her mysterious traveling companion, Ian Rufford. He awakens feelings in her that disturb and tantalize her senses. But he hides a shocking secret that Beth can only begin to unravel . . . 'Susan Squires has a fascinating, unique voice; she is a rare talent' Christine Feehan 'Graphic, gripping, and unforgettable' Romantic Times (4 1/2 starred review)
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The Companion

Author: Ann Granger

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466823119

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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"In the corners of the room the shadows cast velvety veils. It would not be too difficult to imagine someone stood there and watched. I thought of Madeleine Hexham.... I glanced around me. It was likely that I'd been given my predecessor's room and that it was here she had planned her flight into the arms of her mysterious lover." When Lizzie Martin arrives in London in 1864 to become a lady's companion, her first impressions are disturbing. She's barely out of the station when her cab encounters a wagon carrying the remains of a young woman recently dead. At her new home, Lizzie learns that her predecessor, Madeleine Hexham, disappeared without a word of warning. Despite rumors of immoral behavior surrounding the girl's departure, Lizzie is soon persuaded that there's a deeper mystery here. Her suspicions are tragically confirmed when Inspector Benjamin Ross delivers shocking tidings. Lizzie is determined to unravel the truth about the lost Miss Hexham. As, too, is Ben Ross: a man who cares about justice, whatever the class of victim. But they must tread carefully, as a cornered killer is the most dangerous of all...
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The Companion

Author: Sarah Dunnakey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409168573

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The Companion is a beautiful and powerfully-told story of buried secrets and unsolved murder, set between the 1930s and the present day, on the wild Yorkshire moors. 'Utterly charming, wonderfully creepy and rich with mystery. The Companion is a rare treat.' CL Taylor, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Escape Billy Shaw lives in a palace. Potter's Pleasure Palace, the best entertainment venue in Yorkshire, complete with dancing, swing-boats and a roller-skating rink. When it is arranged for him to become companion to the child at the big house above the valley, Billy leaves home to find a wild, peculiar boy in a curiously haphazard household where nothing that's meant is said and the air is thick with secrets. Before long, tragedy strikes and facts become entangled with fictions. It's left to Anna Sallis, almost a century later, to unravel the knots and find the truth. 'An absorbing mystery story, really evocative of the Yorkshire Moors and the mill. I loved the character of Billy Shaw! The story kept me engrossed and flipping the pages right to the end' Katherine Webb, bestselling author of The Legacy 'The Companion is beautifully written and so evocative of time and place...If you thought the Brontes were the most intriguing literary family in Yorkshire, wait until you meet the Harpers' Linda Green, author of the No.1 bestseller, While My Eyes Were Closed 'Sarah writes with warmth, wit and wisdom AND she makes you want to turn the page. A rare combination' John Humphrys
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The Companion

Author: Lorcan Roche

Publisher: Lilliput PressLtd

ISBN: 9781843510888

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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A novel about obsession and control in which the dynamics of love and patience are tested to their breaking point and beyond.
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The Companion to Development Studies

Author: Vandana Desai,Robert B. Potter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0340889144

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 587

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The Companion to Development Studies is an essential one-stop reference for anyone with an interest in development studies. Over 100 international experts have been brought together to present a comprehensive overview of the key theoretical and practical issues dominating contemporary development studies. Building on the success of the first edition, the Companion to Development Studies has been thoroughly revised and updated to include new chapters on ageing, culture and development,corruption and development, and global terrorism. Each chapter summarizes current debates while providing guidance for further reading and research. This text is suitable for students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. An indispensable guide to a complex subject, the second edition can be adapted for use in any number of disciplines - including development studies, geography, politics, international relations, sociology, social anthropology, and economics.
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The Companion to African Literatures

Author: G. D. Killam,Ruth Rowe

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253336330

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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"Refreshing..." -- African Sudies Review "The entries are knowledgeable, thorough, and clearly written.... Highly recommended... " --Choice "...an ambitious reference guide to works on African literature." - African Studies Review "This comprehensive compendium will be a handy companion for anyone working on African literatures. The entries are authoritative and up-to-date, providing reliable information on the hundreds of authors and texts that have contributed to a whole continent's literary flowering." --Bernth Lindfors A comprehensive introduction and guide to African-authored works, with over 1,000 cross-referenced entries covering classics in African writing, literary genres and movements, biographical details of authors, and wider themes linking African, Afro-Caribbean and Afro-American literatures.
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