Download or read book Lily Poole written by Jack O'Donnell and published by Unbound Publishing. This book was released on 2016-07-28 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everything about John is off-kilter. He’s sixteen now, out of school and out of work. It’s the early 1970s: shipyards in Clydebank are no longer hiring and a long stretch on the dole is imminent. But on a day when the town is covered by a deluge of snow, his life is changed by an act of kindness: he helps a wee girl, Lily, get to school on time. She waits for him to meet her outside the school gates every day, but he seems to be the only one who can see her. This provokes a backlash that ripples out from concerned mothers at school to the parish priest of St Stephen’s and invites institutional responses that involve the police and psychiatric care. The unspoken hope is that John can be ‘cured’ of what has seduced him. But Lily has bled into other parts of John’s family life in an exploration of the physical and the psychological, of spiritual crises and the occult. Dark, haunting, and told by alternating narrators, Lily Poole disrupts your assumptions about mental health and who can be trusted when the truth becomes threadbare. This is a ghost story... but nothing is as it seems.
Download or read book The Dead of Winter written by Rennie Airth and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2010-12-06 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shortlisted for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, retired Inspector John Madden returns in Rennie Airth's The Dead of Winter. During a blackout on the streets of London on a freezing evening in late 1944, a young Polish land girl, Rosa Nowak, is suddenly and brutally killed. For the police, their resources already stretched by war regulations and the thriving black market, this is a shocking and seemingly random crime. No one can find any reason why someone would want to murder an innocent refugee. For the former police inspector John Madden, the crime hits close to home. Rosa was working on his farm and he feels personally responsible for not protecting her. His old colleagues Angus Sinclair and Billy Styles are still at the Yard, but struggle to make sense of their few clues. Their only lead points towards war-torn Europe – but as the fighting sweeps across the continent, will they find the killer before he strikes again? Enjoy more of this historical crime series with The Reckoning and The Death of Kings.
Download or read book The Reckoning written by Rennie Airth and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2014-06-19 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Reckoning is a stunning, atmospheric crime novel teeming with twists and moving between the 1940s, the First and Second World Wars. The Second World War has ended, leaving a bruised and fragile peace. But this tranquillity is threatened when a shocking murder takes place in the Sussex countryside. Before long, police experts discover a link to another, earlier, killing hundreds of miles away . . . While Scotland Yard detective Billy Styles struggles to find a link between these two murders, a strange twist of fate brings former Detective Inspector John Madden into the investigations. As the victim count rises it becomes clear that to catch this serial killer Madden, Styles and young policewoman Detective-Constable Lily Poole must act quickly. But Madden remains haunted by the mysteries at the heart of the case. Why was his name in a letter the second target had been penning, just before he died? Could the real clue to these perplexing murders lie within the victims' pasts? And within his own? Rennie Airth, the author of River of Darkness, The Blood-Dimmed Tide and The Dead of Winter presents his greatest and most compelling novel yet.
|Author||: Trade Board of|
|Release Date||: 1861|
|Rating||: 4.R/5 (5 download)|
Download or read book The Mercantile navy list. 1848 [4 issues], 49 [2 issues], 50-53,57-61,64-71,80,81,92-1939 written by Trade Board of and published by . This book was released on 1861 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Pimple's Progress written by Barry Anthony and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-09-13 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1915, British moviegoers voted Fred Evans second only to Charles Chaplin as their favorite film comedian. Appearing as the roguish and anarchic "Pimple," Fred made 200 silent movies between 1910 and 1922, running amok in frantic chases and sending-up current events and fashions. With a rich family heritage in pantomime and music hall, Evans introduced a satirical approach to filmmaking, frequently lampooning the recently introduced feature films. Pimple's burlesques deflated the seriousness of such productions, providing subversive support for audiences adjusting to the the new form. But continual mockery of themes, acting styles and film techniques did not endear him to all. Changing public tastes and industry disapproval eventually resulted in an end to Evans' screen appearances and a return to the stage. As Evans has been almost entirely sidelined by film historians, this is the first book-length biography of him. It places Evans not only in a film context but within the wider entertainment and social perspectives of his time. Amongst topics discussed are the beginnings of the star system, war propaganda, the growth of film fandom and concerns about the influence of cinema on children.
Download or read book Punished by His Love written by Suzie and published by Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd. This book was released on with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She was a destitute woman whose life was dependent on others. She was forced to be a scapegoat and traded herself, which resulted in her pregnancy. He considered that she was the ultimate embodiment of evil as she was greed and deceitful. She tried all her efforts to win his heart but failed. Her departure made him so furious that he searched through the ends of the world and managed to recapture her. The whole city knew that she would be shredded into a million pieces. She asked him in desperation, “I left our marriage with nothing, so why won’t you let me go?”In a domineering tone, he answered, “You’ve stolen my heart and given birth to my child, and you wish to escape from me?”
|Author||: Ute Dons|
|Publisher||: Walter de Gruyter|
|Release Date||: 2012-04-17|
|Pages||: 315 pages|
|Rating||: 4.1/5 (19 download)|
Download or read book Descriptive Adequacy of Early Modern English Grammars written by Ute Dons and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2012-04-17 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book deals with the development of descriptive models of English grammar writing during the Early Modern English period. For the first time, morphology and syntax as presented in Early Modern English grammars are systematically investigated as a whole. The statements of the contemporary grammarians are compared to hypotheses made in modern descriptions of Early Modern English and, where necessary, checked against the Early Modern English part of the Helsinki Corpus. Thus, a comprehensive overview of the characteristic features of Early Modern English is complemented by conclusions about the descriptive adequacy of Early Modern English grammars. It becomes evident that comments by contemporary authors occasionally reflect the corpus data more adequately than the statements found in modern secondary literature. This book is useful for (advanced) university students, as well as for scholars of English and grammarians in general.
Download or read book The Death of Kings written by Rennie Airth and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2017-01-26 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the critically acclaimed author, Rennie Airth, comes the fifth John Madden mystery, The Death of Kings. I have reason to believe that the jade pendant accompanying this letter is the same one that disappeared from Miss Portia Blake's body in August 1938 . . . Since the piece could not have been stolen by the man who was hanged for Miss Blake's murder, the question arises: who else could have taken it? And why? 1949. An unsigned letter arrives on the desk of Chief Inspector Derry of the Canterbury police. Enclosed is a jade pendant, identical to the one that went missing from the body of Portia Blake, an actress murdered a decade previously. The case had been shut quickly at the time – the accused vagrant gave a written confession and was sentenced to the gallows - but in the police's haste to close the inquiry, the necklace was never recovered. Until now. Inspector Madden is asked to investigate the letter's worrying claims by his old friend, and former Chief Inspector, Angus Sinclair, who fears the wrong man may have been hanged on his watch. But with a world war separating Madden from the murder, the truth will not come easy . . .
Download or read book Snapshot Stories written by Erika Hanna and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-06 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the twentieth century, men and women across Ireland picked up cameras, photographing days out at the beach, composing views of Ireland's cities and countryside, and recording political events as they witnessed them. Indeed, while foreign photographers often still focused on the image of Ireland as bucolic rural landscape, Irish photographers-snapshotter and professional alike-were creating and curating photographs which revealed more complex and diverse images of Ireland. Snapshot Stories explores these stories. Erika Hanna examines a diverse array of photographic sources, including family photograph albums, studio portraits, the work of photography clubs and community photography initiatives, alongside the output of those who took their cameras into the streets to record violence and poverty. The volume shows how Irish men and women used photography in order to explore their sense of self and society and examines how we can use these images to fill in the details of Ireland's social history. By exploring this rich array of sources, Snapshot Stories asks what it means to see-to look, to gaze, to glance-in modern Ireland, and explores how conflicts regarding vision and visuality have repeatedly been at the centre of Irish life.
|Author||: Bernard Burke|
|Release Date||: 1899|
|Pages||: 598 pages|
|Rating||: 4.F/5 ( download)|
Download or read book A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Ireland written by Bernard Burke and published by . This book was released on 1899 with total page 598 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Decent Inn of Death written by Rennie Airth and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2020-01-14 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[Airth's] meticulously detailed procedural mysteries are beautifully written . . . well worth reading, and rereading." --Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Snowed in at a country manor, former Scotland Yard inspectors John Madden and Angus Sinclair find themselves trapped in the company of a murderer. On a trip into Winchester, former chief inspector Angus Sinclair learns of a tragedy that has taken place in the village he is staying in. Beloved church organist Greta Hartmann has slipped and fallen to her death in a shallow creek, and while investigations conclude it to be an accident, her friend and housemate, Vera, remains unconvinced. After learning that Greta was the widow of a prominent anti-Nazi German preacher, Sinclair meets with the distraught Vera, and he resolves to dig deeper into the story. His investigations lead him to the stately manor of Julia Lesage, where she lives with her devoted staff that includes her secretary, cook, and driver. Though confined to a wheelchair, Julia is an electrifying spirit with a sharp wit, and those who know her adore her. Among those who do, a gentleman with dubious business dealings is also staying at the house--and Julia appears to be in love with him. A blizzard hits, keeping Sinclair, and later Madden, on the grounds with little to do but analyze the case of Greta's death, until a murder takes place, and everyone becomes a suspect.
Download or read book The Little Book of Waterford written by Dr Tom Hunt and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2017-03-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Little Book of Waterford is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about County Waterford. Here you will find out about Waterford’s industrial past, its proud sporting heritage, its arts and culture and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through quaint villages and bustling towns, this book takes the reader on a journey through County Waterford and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this ancient county.
|Author||: José F. Aranda Jr.|
|Publisher||: U of Nebraska Press|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (962 download)|
Download or read book The Places of Modernity in Early Mexican American Literature, 1848–1948 written by José F. Aranda Jr. and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book ABCtales written by Editor: John Wilks and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2015-12-18 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring the best new writing from ABCtales.com, including a chapter from Laurie Avadis's novel 'Ex' with an exclusive deleted scene; further encounters with Ewan Lawrie's character Moffatt from his forthcoming novel 'Gibbous House'; an unpublished short by Jack O'Donnell; and four steps from 'Bee's Journey' by Deborah Hambrook. Authors: Laurie Avadis, Holly Fisher, Alex Graves, Deborah Hambrook, Joe Lawrence, Ewan Lawrie, Richard McDonough, Ian McLachlan, Rhona Millar, 'Noo', Jack O'Donnell, Luigi Pagano, Richard Penny, Roy Raubenheimer, Moya Rooke, Stephen Thom and Sam Thornley.
Download or read book Mr Bawman Wants to Tango written by Mogue Doyle and published by Liberties Press. This book was released on 2014-06-27 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Johnny and Martin are alcoholics living under a bridge in their home town. Their stories, and how they both ended up homeless, are intimately linked from the two years they spent together in a religious order's boarding school.Johnny tells the story of their initially innocent days in the school: their loneliness; their interactions with the other students and the canings they got from priests. He also describes their methods of dealing with the Mr Bawmans - the monks that prey on the naive young students for their own sexual gratification.However, the boys lives become more complicated once they meet two sisters working in the school kitchens.According to the societal rules of the students, liaisons with girls working in the school are not acceptable. When Martin impregnates his girlfriend, Billy - the school bully - in an episode with echoes ofLord of the Flies, holds a show trial to make an example of him to the rest of the students.
Download or read book Somerville and Ross written by and published by . This book was released on 1985 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Somerville and Ross written by Gifford Lewis and published by Viking Adult. This book was released on 1985 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edith Somerville was a talented artist and illustrator, a capable huntswoman and a practical feminist. Her cousin Violet Martin (Martin Ross) had a prodigious memory, an ear for speech and dialect and profound political insight. Together, as Somerville and Ross, their literary styles seamlessly fused to create the masterpiece The Real Charlotte and the witty, comic tales of The Irish R.M. In her superbly illustrated biography Gifford Lewis examines the relationship between the cousins and expores the ways in which their Irish upbringing influenced their lives and work. -- Provided by publisher.