Coming Home To Island House

Author: Erica James
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409159620
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* A Sunday Times top 10 bestseller * An enchanting tale of one family coming together and finding their way from the Sunday Times bestselling author. It's the summer of 1939, and after touring an unsettled Europe to promote her latest book, Romily Temple returns home to Island House and the love of her life, the charismatic Jack Devereux. But when Jack falls ill, his estranged family are called home and given seven days to find a way to bury their resentments and come together. With war now declared, each member of the family is reluctantly forced to accept their new stepmother and confront their own shortcomings. But can the habits of a lifetime be changed in one week? And can Romily, a woman who thrives on adventure, cope with the life that has been so unexpectedly thrust upon her? Praise for Erica James: 'A beautifully crafted and hugely uplifting tale of friendship, history and love. A real gem' - Isabelle Broom, Heat 'A captivating tale of love and loss' - Sunday Express Magazine 'Delightful...a blend of emotion and wry social observation' - Daily Mail 'A captivating read: beautifully written and heartrendingly sad' - Daily Telegraph Fans of Santa Montefiore, Katie Fforde, Jill Mansell and Rosamunde Pilcher will love the warm characters and storytelling in this wonderful new bestseller from Erica James. ************ Readers love Erica James: 'Coming Home to Island House is Erica James at her very best' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'A terrific, captivating book, it's another absolute must-read by Erica James' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'I didn't want Coming Home to Island House to end...A fabulous five star read' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'This book felt like a luxurious utter pleasure to read' - Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Perspectives On Indian Fiction In English

Author: M. K. Naik
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN: 9788170171997
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This is the fourth and final volume in the pioneering series on Perspectives on Ma,or Forms of indian English Literature edited by Professor M.K, Naik, Following the pattern of the earlier three volumes this collection also includes two types of essays-those evaluating the entire corpus of major fictionists and schools and those attempting intensive textual analyses of outstanding novels like Untoucl,ahle, The Guide. The Serpent and the Rope and Midnight's children. The final essay on “The Achievement of Indian Fiction in English" is an attempt to survey the entire field and evaluate the total achievement in this genre. A number of collections of critical essays on Indian fiction in English have appeared during recent years but perhaps none of them. has the range and depth of this volume. The contributors include distinguished scholars such as K.R. Srinivasa Iyengar, V.A. Shahane, D.V. K Raghavacharyulu, PremaNandakumar and the editor, M,K. Naik, himself. The carefully selective Bibliography appended to the volume has further enhanced its value as a comprehensive collection of incisivse critical studies covering the entire range of Indian fiction in English. and this series which is now complete easily constitutes a significant landmark in the ongoing scrutiny of Indian English literature.

Empire S Crossroads

Author: Carrie Gibson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230766188
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In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson offers readers a vivid, authoritative and action-packed history of the Caribbean. For Gibson, everything was created in the West Indies: the Europe of today, its financial foundations built with sugar money: the factories and mills built as a result of the work of slaves thousands of miles away; the idea of true equality as espoused in Saint Domingue in the 1790s; the slow progress to independence; and even globalization and migration, with the ships passing to and fro taking people and goods in all possible directions, hundreds of years before the term 'globalization' was coined. From Cuba to Haiti, from Dominica to Martinique, from Jamaica to Trinidad, the story of the Caribbean is not simply the story of slaves and masters - but of fortune-seekers and pirates, scientists and servants, travellers and tourists. It is not only a story of imperial expansion - European and American - but of global connections, and also of life as it is lived in the islands, both in the past and today.

Coming Home

Author: Howard Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1481749765
Size: 66.32 MB
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Lt. Kevin Nicholas is flying a spy mission for the US Navy along the east coast of Russia when he encounters a large storm and must eject over Russia. Since his grandfather taught him the Russian language, he assumes the identity of a translator and works his way along the Trans-Siberian Railroad toward Novosibirsk in order to make his escape through European countries.

To Hell And Almost Back

Author: Sam Jones
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462878636
Size: 54.74 MB
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These are the memoirs of a Wisconsin farm boy that grew up during the Great Depression accompanied by a great drought where many of the lakes dried up and much of the Midwests farmland simply blew away. The Depression ended abruptly the year I graduated from high school when WW II was declared and I was drafted into military service where I spent 3-1/2 years. I was critically wounded and spent the first 30 hours in a morgue followed by almost 1-1/2 years in military hospitals before I was discharged as a permanently disabled veteran. Because of my disabilities, I could never be a farmer and had to go somewhere else and develop new skills so I would be able to support my family. Jobs were hard to get because at the end of the war in Europe, 12 million healthy veterans had just been discharged and the economy was in limbo while industry was converting from wartime to peacetime economy. The story deals with how I started out as an apprentice electronic technician, became an engineer through home study, worked and lived on all continents and finally became Chief of the Navigation Engineering Branch at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters in Washington DC. It is a story of how I dealt with serious wartime disabilities and managed to develop a productive career at the same time

Diaries Of An English Rogue Abroad

Author: Kevin Courtney
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479746282
Size: 25.14 MB
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This book is about my brother Kevin Courtney who died tragically aged 30 in 1998 during his time in Hong Kong. Kevin was a born traveller and upon his many travels he always kept a diary along with hundreds of photos and postcards sent home to his parents. Kevin, a huge risk taker and a go getter, always liked to travel to places off the beaten track and go explore places in which some people could only dream about. Were you a back packer in the nineties? Maybe you met him. This book includes his diaries of his first world trip from India to Asia, Australia (where he had a warrant out for his arrest and was also arrested on another matter), New Zealand and Northern America travelling for 450 days inclusive, his travels to Africa (which led to imprisonment/jailed). Central and Southern America and then the most dangerous of all, the trek through the Darien Gap Jungle. These diaries reflect his far from boring personality with his witty and very amusing tales. It shows his great sense for adventure, the risks he was willing to take, the dangerous gambles, the awkward situations he faced, he was just so fearless. This book will make you smile and shock you at the same time. This is his story of his travels in his own words.

Encyclopedia Of Post Colonial Literatures In English

Author: Eugene Benson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134468482
Size: 42.89 MB
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Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.

My World Of Islands

Author: Leslie Thomas
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446456013
Size: 29.98 MB
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Leslie Thomas's odyssey is a vivid, personal account of the most fascinating islands at the furthest reaches of the globe: to islands as distant and diverse as Saint-Pierre et Miquelon off Newfoundland and Great Barrier Island off New Zealand, and to places more familiar by name, including Nantucket, Fair Isle, Tahiti, and Capri, this journey voyages to the world's smaller places. Descriptive, evocative and liberally sprinkled with anecdotes, the book weaves together a tapestry of impressions. Beachcombing for local legends, geography, colonial history and maritime lore, Thomas's search for the mystique of these islands gives the reader a unique insight into an extraordinary and beautiful world of islands. 'My World of Islands reads as a paean to a past age... a reminder that the entire world has not yet been reduced to Frejus or Marbella' Times Literary Supplement