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Call Of The Undertow

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Author: Linda Cracknell
Publisher: Cargo Publishing
ISBN: 1908754311
Size: 35.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description: When Maggie Thame, a childless forty-something from Oxford, relocates to a remote village at Scotland's most northern edge, it's clear she's running away. But to the villagers the question remains, from what? Pursuing her career as a freelance cartographer, she lives in self-imposed isolation, seeking refuge in the harsh beauty of her surroundings. This is disturbed when she falls into an uneasy friendship with Trothan Gilbertson, a strange, other-worldly local nine-year old. Like Maggie, it's unclear where Trothan really comes from, and what secrets might be lurking in his past. The lives of both become intertwined, with violent consequences that will change the destinies of woman and boy forever, forcing Maggie to confront the tragic events that first drew her to this isolated place. In this, her debut novel, award-winning writer Linda Cracknell explores themes of motherhood, guilt, myth and the elemental forces of nature in a lyrical, taut and haunting account of damaged lives seeking redemption.


Call Of The Undertow

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Author: LINDA. CRACKNELL
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780956245335
Size: 21.53 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Languages : en
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The Waking Engine

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Author: David Edison
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466816775
Size: 64.73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Book Description: Welcome to the City Unspoken, where Gods and Mortals come to die. Contrary to popular wisdom, death is not the end, nor is it a passage to some transcendent afterlife. Those who die merely awake as themselves on one of a million worlds, where they are fated to live until they die again, and wake up somewhere new. All are born only once, but die many times . . . until they come at last to the City Unspoken, where the gateway to True Death can be found. Wayfarers and pilgrims are drawn to the City, which is home to murderous aristocrats, disguised gods and goddesses, a sadistic faerie princess, immortal prostitutes and queens, a captive angel, gangs of feral Death Boys and Charnel Girls . . . and one very confused New Yorker. Late of Manhattan, Cooper finds himself in a City that is not what it once was. The gateway to True Death is failing, so that the City is becoming overrun by the Dying, who clot its byzantine streets and alleys . . . and a spreading madness threatens to engulf the entire metaverse. Richly imaginative, David Edison's The Waking Engine is a stunning debut by a major new talent. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


We Call Them Heroes

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Author: Robert Smith
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449056725
Size: 22.62 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Pitcairn Island As A Port Of Call

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Author: Herbert Ford
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488220
Size: 46.51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 371
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Book Description: Pitcairn Island is arguably the most isolated inhabited spot on Earth. Yet despite tricky ocean currents, often lethal surf and sudden gales, the island’s standing as the home of the descendants of Fletcher Christian and his mutineer cohorts from H.M.S. Bounty has drawn thousands of ships to its shores. This maritime history of the island chronicles every ship that has called at Pitcairn from the time of the arrival of the mutineers in 1790 to December 2010. The ship’s log format lists the date of each call, the ship’s name and particulars, and brief reports of activities during the call, which often include matters of love, murder, survival, intrigue, shipwreck, romance, and much more. Since Pitcairn remains totally dependent on ships for its survival, this work offers the most thorough historical record of the island and its people.


Scarecrows Of Chivalry

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Author: Praseeda Gopinath
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813933838
Size: 31.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Book Description: Exploring the fate of the ideal of the English gentleman once the empire he was meant to embody declined, Praseeda Gopinath argues that the stylization of English masculinity became the central theme, focus, and conceit for many literary texts that represented the "condition of Britain" in the 1930s and the immediate postwar era. From the early writings of George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh to works by poets and novelists such as Philip Larkin, Ian Fleming, Barbara Pym, and A. S. Byatt, the author shows how Englishmen trafficking in the images of self-restraint, governance, decency, and detachment in the absence of a structuring imperial ethos became what the poet Larkin called "scarecrows of chivalry." Gopinath's study of this masculine ideal under duress reveals the ways in which issues of race, class, and sexuality constructed a gendered narrative of the nation.


The Official Xbox Magazine

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Size: 28.75 MB
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Category : Video games
Languages : en
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Undertow

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Author: Arlene Hunt
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144472567X
Size: 58.84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Book Description: A missing boyfriend ... a heavily pregnant girlfriend ... just another ordinary case for QuicK Investigations. But the trail they follow suggests something far from ordinary. Who is Orie Kavlar and why has he gone to ground? What is the connection to the body of a dead girl found on waste ground in Sandyford? And what is his relationship to Darren Wallace, ex-gangland criminal? With their personal relationship at a new all-time low, Sarah and John are straining under the weight of their own problems: like the murder of Sarah's ex-boyfriend Vic. Vic was a dangerous psychotic, but murder is murder. So why won't she accept John's help? In no time John and Sarah's investigations alert others to their search and as they dig deeper into Orie Kavlar's life, one man decides he has too much to lose to allow them to continue. Sarah and John are about to be caught up in an undertow of violence that will suck them into their most perilous case yet.


Nooks And Corners Of The New England Coast

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Author: Samuel Adams Drake
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465574271
Size: 30.99 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Cape Cod (Mass.)
Languages : en
Pages : 0
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House Of The Hunted

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Author: Mark Mills
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0679644245
Size: 49.44 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Book Description: Mark Mills, bestselling author of Amagansett, The Savage Garden, and The Information Officer, is renowned for blending riveting history, rich atmosphere, and thrilling suspense. Now, in House of the Hunted, Mills deftly unfolds a story of betrayal, love, and the inescapable pull of the past as an ex-spy finds himself drawn back into his treacherous former life. Côte d’Azur, France, 1935: As Europe moves inexorably toward war, Tom Nash feels pleasantly removed, pursuing a quiet writing career on an idyllic stretch of the French Riveria. A former intelligence operative for the British government, Tom now finds refuge among the lively seaside community of expats and artists, hoping to put the worst deeds from his job—and memories of the woman he once loved—far behind him. But Tom’s peaceful existence is shattered when an unknown hit man tries to kill him in his sleep. Tom is sure that somebody knows his secrets, and that this attempt on his life won’t be the last. Relying on his instincts for self-preservation, Tom suspects everyone of double-dealing, even people he considers his friends: the Russian art dealers from Paris, the exiled German dissidents, even his former boss and closest confidant. And as he plunges further into his haunted past, Tom feels himself turning into the person he used to be—a dangerous man, capable of anything. Combining vividly drawn characters and gripping acts of espionage, House of the Hunted is a superbly crafted novel by an exceptional and versatile storyteller. Praise for House of the Hunted “Suspenseful and romantic . . . reminiscent of some of the best spy novels of the past.”—CNN “A wild-fire hybrid of John le Carré and Ernest Hemingway . . . an excellent read for those who enjoy both espionage and literary thrillers.”—Bookreporter “[Mark] Mills is a polished stylist with a singular talent for capturing the defining moment when something precious is about to be lost forever.”—The New York Times Book Review “This is bloody brilliant. . . . A masterpiece of espionage fiction that fully thrills, while evoking a time and place with the assurance of Alan Furst’s forays into prewar Europe. This novel is beautifully crafted, breathless, and immensely satisfying.”—Olen Steinhauer, New York Times bestselling author of The Tourist and The Nearest Exit “Explosive . . . a terse, carefully plotted journey [that will] have you guessing until the very end.”—Oprah.com “Mesmerizing . . . [Mills’s] best work in an already accomplished career.”—The Independent


The Journals Of Addison Pratt

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Author: Addison Pratt
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 10.13 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 606
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Book Description: Addison Pratt (1802-1872) was born at Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, the son of Henry and Rebekah Jewell Pratt. He married Louisa Barnes in 1831 at Durham, Ontario. They settled at Ripley, New York and had four daughters. Addison and Louisa joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1838. They migrated west and settled at Nauvoo, Illinois, in 1841. He was called on a mission to the Society Island by Joseph Smith in 1843. Addison Pratt began his journals at New Bedford, Massachusetts in October 1843, while he was otaining passage to the South Seas. While in political confinement on Tahiti in 1850, he wrote his memoirs, recounting his youth and whaling to 1829. The journals close at the end of his second mission to French Polynesia in May 1852. He died at Anaheim, California.