Madame Victoria

Author: Catherine Leroux
Publisher: Biblioasis
ISBN: 1771962089
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In 2001, a woman’s skeleton was found in the woods overlooking Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital. Despite an audit of the hospital’s patient records, a forensic reconstruction of the woman’s face, missing-person appeals, and DNA tests that revealed not only where she had lived, but how she ate, the woman was never identified. Assigned the name Madame Victoria, her remains were placed in a box in an evidence room and, eventually, forgotten. But not by Catherine Leroux, who constructs in her form-bending Madame Victoria twelve different histories for the unknown woman. Like musical variations repeating a theme, each Victoria meets her end only after Leroux resurrects her, replacing the anonymous circumstances of her death with a vivid re-imagining of her possible lives. And in doing so, Madame Victoria becomes much more than the story of one unknown and unnamed woman: it becomes a celebration of the lives and legacies of unknown women everywhere. By turns elegiac, playful, poignant, and tragic, Madame Victoria is an unforgettable book about the complexities of individual lives and the familiar ways in which they overlap.

The Vernacular

Author: N. Daniel
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Co.
ISBN: 1946540382
Size: 68.18 MB
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The Vernacular is a play, actually a play on words, because some of the dialogue or words in the play are thrown about like a stroke of luck. An African Play on Words brings out in a spectacular way live Black African idioms and their indigenous way of expression. The beginning of the story shows simple meetings and exchanges of views, but as it continues, there are various confrontations – about love and religion – as well as black African history, its silence, mysteries, crude English, and its way of saying or looking at things, some of them musical, some comical. The stories in the book end with an animalistic instinct, where animals of the world are seen exposing their colours, expressing their views about life in the animal kingdom, their grievances, about what the human beings, which the animals call “the master, have overlooked. The book was inspired by the large wave of the African immigration as it features African idioms, proverbs, and their hidden meanings that have been encapsulated into English grammar.

Finding Pearl Harbor

Author: Kate March
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1468500503
Size: 69.66 MB
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Over half a century after the event, we are marking the distruction or our naval fleet by the Empire of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Part history and part mystery story, Finding Pearl Harbor is the first of five books about children growing up onthe home front during WorldWar II. Set in a small rural community the children are learning to cope with highly personal issues of their own when suddenly confronted with the possiblilty of war invading their isolated lives. Larry, the oldest, wants to join the army, but is charged with the care of his lttle sister, Molly, who firmly believes their mother is with the angels. Stella struggles to understand her strange gift of second sight. Ellen’s mother seems bitterly unloving for no good reason. Barbara, sent from England to escape the bombs, works hard at settling into her new life. Roland handicapped, silent and brooding seeks ways to reach out to the others. Finding Pearl Harbor is fiction, but the events of World War II are carefully interwoven into the story. It is the children’s task to come to terms with them in a world where they think “nobody ever tells you anything.”

Nightmares Fairytales 3

Author: Serena Valentino
Publisher: SLG Publishing
ISBN: 9781593620653
Size: 21.57 MB
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Annabelle is a rag doll who has been the cherished companion of countless girls and women. She doesn't know who made her or even exactly what she is. But she does know the stories of those who have owned her.


Author: Northwest Missouri State College
Size: 14.21 MB
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Shooting Victoria

Author: Paul Thomas Murphy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453249370
Size: 33.38 MB
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“A fresh, lively ” perspective on Victorian England, as seen through the eight assassination attempts on Queen Victoria (Publishers Weekly, starred review). During Queen Victoria’s sixty-four years on the British throne, no fewer than eight attempts were made on her life. Seven teenage boys and one man attempted to kill her. Far from letting it inhibit her reign over the empire, Victoria used the notoriety of the attacks to her advantage. Regardless of the traitorous motives—delusions of grandeur, revenge, paranoia, petty grievances, or a preference of prison to the streets—they were a golden opportunity for the queen to revitalize the British crown, strengthen the monarchy, push through favored acts of legislation, and prove her pluck in the face of newfound public support. “It is worth being shot at,” she said, “to see how much one is loved.” Recounting what Elizabeth Barrett marveled at as “this strange mania of queen-shooting,” and the punishments, unprecedented trials, and fate of these malcontents who were more pitiable than dangerous, Paul Thomas Murphy explores the realities of life in nineteenth-century England—for both the privileged and the impoverished. From these cloak-and-dagger plots of “regicide” to Victoria’s steadfast courage, Shooting Victoria is thrilling, insightful, and, at times, completely mad historical narrative. Whether through film (Jean-Marc Vallée’s The Young Victoria), biography (Julia Baird’s Victoria: The Queen), television (Daisy Goodwin’s Victoria), or revisionist fantasy (Paul Di Filippo’s The Steampunk Trilogy) there is a strong interest in Victorian England. Now Paul Thomas Murphy approaches this period from an eccentric, entirely new, and unexplored angle, combining legal, social, and political history into a book that is both “enlightening [and] great fun” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

Doctor Who Doctionary

Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405910194
Size: 38.62 MB
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Have you ever wondered what the Doctor is actually talking about? Are you burning to find out what the Blinovitch Limitation Effect is? Or what regeneration really is? In this book, the Doctor takes you through all those tricky Time Lord words and phrases to teach you everything you need to know for travelling through time and space in the TARDIS with him.