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Synopsis : The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl written by Rosemary Kingsland, published by Crown which was released on 2007-12-18. Download The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Father was always exploding when he opened the store cupboard in the hall to find fifty-six pounds of sugar or twelve pots of marmalade. But Mother never seemed to find the time to call through an amended order, and this continued to be ... -- The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is an extraordinary memoir—a jewel. Rosemary Kingsland was born in India during the dying days of the British Raj. While there, she and her family lived a life of privilege. But with the fall of the Raj, they were forced to return to England, where their fortunes took a decided turn for the worse. In London, then in Cornwall, then back in London, the simmering tension between Rosemary’s parents erupted into outright warfare fueled by alcohol and her father’s persistent, unrepentant womanizing. It was a lonely, dangerous childhood. But one day Rosemary’s life changed forever. At a café where she had gone to escape from a party her father had insisted she attend with him, she met Richard Burton, the dashingly handsome Welsh actor who was then the toast of the London stage. She had seen him in Under Milkwood some months before. She was an adolescent schoolgirl. He was twenty-nine. The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is a deeply felt evocation of first love, and of family bonds forged in intense isolation. It is made all the more remarkable by the luminous quality and riveting narrative voice of Rosemary Kingsland.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-18 - Publisher: Crown
The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is an extraordinary memoir—a jewel. Rosemary Kingsland was born in India during the dying days of the British Raj. While there, she and her family lived a life of privilege. But with the fall of the Raj, they were forced to return to England, where their fortunes took a decided turn for the worse. In London, then in Cornwall, then back in London, the simmering tension between Rosemary’s parents erupted into outright warfare fueled by alcohol and her father’s persistent, unrepentant womanizing. It was a lonely, dangerous childhood. But one day Rosemary’s life changed forever. At a café where she had gone to escape from a party her father had insisted she attend with him, she met Richard Burton, the dashingly handsome Welsh actor who was then the toast of the London stage. She had seen him in Under Milkwood some months before. She was an adolescent schoolgirl. He was twenty-nine. The Secret Life of a Schoolgirl is a deeply felt evocation of first love, and of family bonds forged in intense isolation. It is made all the more remarkable by the luminous quality and riveting narrative voice of Rosemary Kingsland.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-03 - Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
The Secret Life of Cats is a groundbreaking book, written by a cat lover, for cat lovers, and its informal, yet utterly authoritative approach makes it the purr-fect guide to modern cat care. Cats are the most mysterious of creatures, whose behaviours often confuse as much as they delight -- here at last is the fascinating key to fully understanding and sharing your life with them! For many cat lovers our pets are our best friends. They are wonderful companions that bring endless comfort and amusement. But how well do we really know them? What do they want? In this incredible book, Claire Bessant, Chief Executive of the Feline Advisory Bureau, uses her years of experience to tell us exactly how to better communicate with and look after our pets. We learn what those miaows mean, how to read cat body language, tell their likes and dislikes plus much more -- this book really is the ultimate guide to cat care. Written out of the belief that the more you understand your cat, the more fulfilling life will be for both pet and owner -- this wonderful book shows you how to fully appreciate your cat's natural behaviour and help it live its life to the highest standard. Also covered in depth are the health issues that affect cats and how to ensure they are in the best shape physically
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-11 - Publisher: Hachette UK
Who knows what's going through your cat's mind when he does the things he does? Why does he dart from room to room for no real reason? Why does he hiss at empty spaces? And where does he go when he disappears for days on end? Cats are curious creatures, but with The Secret Life of your Cat you'll soon be able to decipher his actions and gain a greater understanding of his world. Written by the most popular cat author in the UK, Vicky Halls' affable and insightful prose analyses every situation and reveals your cat's inner-most thoughts, unveiling the mysteries of his behaviour and helping to build a better bond between you and your pet. Fully-illustrated throughout, with in-depth explanations for all feline habits and a quick-reference section allowing you to quickly locate any issues, The Secret Life of your Cat ensures that you'll no longer be bemused by his peculiar antics.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-25 - Publisher: Hachette UK
A girls' night out. A bad decision. A life, unravelling When Georgie is persuaded to join two old friends for Ladies' Night, she intends to have fun, to behave like the Georgie she was before marriage and motherhood changed her life. But one drink too many and Georgie's not sure what happened the night before. Now she's starting to wonder just what she's invited in to her life . . .
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-14 - Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Conquer the clutter, clean your house and give yourself more time for the good things in life - with this new edition in eBook format Drowning in clutter, but don't know where to begin? Feeling overwhelmed by a home that's out of control? Help is at hand from the creator of the popular home-management website OrganizedHome.com. With wit, humour and style, Cynthia Townley Ewer sets about solving the many obstacles of running an orderly home. From how to combat, and stay on top of, the clutter tide, to the most effective tools for, and methods of, cleaning. Plus, pick up tips on the specifics of running an organized home from 'food', 'clothing', 'surfaces and systems' to 'room to live' and 'paper handling'. Whether you want to know how to tame 'the great white' (fridge, not shark!), or add rhythm to your clothes closet, Cynthia will inform you, entertain you and very possibly save your sanity along the way.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-29 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Secrets of the Lake is a gripping wartime novel, by the author of The Silk Weaver, Liz Trenow. 'Masterful storytelling, immersive locations, and characters that inhabit your heart from the first page' – Gill Paul, author of The Secret Wife. The war may be over, but for Molly life is still in turmoil. Uprooted from London after the death of her mother, Molly, her father and younger brother Jimmy are starting again in a quiet village in the countryside of Colchester. As summer sets in, the heat is almost as oppressive as the village gossip. Molly dreams of becoming a journalist, finding a voice in the world, but most of the time must act as Jimmy’s carer. At just ten years old he is Molly’s shadow, following her around the village as she falls under the spell of local boy Kit. Kit is clever, funny and a natural-born rebel. Rowing on the waters of the lake with him becomes Molly’s escape from domestic duty. But there is something Kit is not telling Molly. As the village gossip starts building up with whispers against Molly’s father over missing church funds, everything Molly thought she knew is turned upside down. And on one stormy night, when she sneaks out of the house to try to put things right, Jimmy vanishes. Never to be seen again. Decades later, Molly is an elderly woman in sheltered housing, still haunted by the disappearance of her brother. When two police officers arrive to say that the remains of a body have been found at the bottom of the lake, it seems like Molly will at long last have her answer . . .
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-07 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Literary artefacts—the stories people tell, the songs they sing, the scenes they enact—are neither a by-product nor a side-issue in human culture. They provide a model of everything that cognition does. They refuse to separate thought from emotion, bodily responses from ethical reflection, perception from imagination, logic from desire. Above all, they demonstrate the essential fluidity and mobility of human cognition, its adaptive inventiveness. If we are astonished by the art of Chauvet or Lascaux as an early model of human cognition, then we should be continually astonished by what literature is and does as it reaches beyond itself to reimagine the world. This book argues that literary artefacts are quasi-autonomous living entities, fashioned to animate captured environments, embodied people and other creatures, ways of being and living that remain virtual. They own a freely delegated agency that allows them to speak to listeners and readers present and distant, present and future, adapting themselves and their meanings to whatever cognitive environment they encounter. Such an approach offers a way of linking a close attention to the specific properties of literary artefacts with the insights of cognitive anthropology and archaeology, and thus of satisfying the conditions for a properly interdisciplinary understanding of literature. It aims both to defend literary study against utilitarian and reductive arguments of all kinds and to argue that literary artefacts may give us new insights into how the mind (and its indispensable substratum, the brain) functions in the human ecology.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-30 - Publisher: White Owl
A friendly, accessible insight into the weird, but wonderful world of bees in your garden From the common or garden bumblebees that nest in bird boxes, compost heaps and old mouse holes, making ‘Winnie the Pooh’ style honey pots to feed their babes, to the quirky wool carder bee; a solitary bee that combs the fluff from garden plants to line her brood cells and the amazing leaf cutter bee that carves chunks out of plant foliage to seal it’s egg chambers. This book will reveal the secrets and fascinating lives of the bees that live and breed in your garden, from buzz pollination, to the bee robbers that cheat the plants and steal nectar by stealth. With a chapter per season to explore what you are likely to see in your garden, great plants to grow to help them, plus other fascinating information on these secretive creatures, this book is designed to bring alive the world of garden before your very eyes.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-26 - Publisher: Hachette UK
'Brilliantly funny.' - Matt Lucas 'You have to read this book.' - Tim Harford 'It's funny, touching and gobsmacking in equal measure. At its heart is a breathtaking account of life on the COVID frontline.' - Jay Rayner 'Ed's journey is funny, sad, harrowing, hilarious... I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO READ THIS.' - Colin Mochrie 'Very Funny.' - Fern Brady A gut punch of a memoir by a doctor - and comedian - whose job is to keep people alive by putting them to sleep. Ed Patrick is an anaesthetist. Strong drugs for his patients, strong coffee for him. But it's not just sleep-giving for this anaesthetist, as he navigates emergencies, patients not breathing for themselves and living with a terrifying sense of responsibility. It's enough to leave anyone feeling numb. But don't worry, there's plenty of laughing gas to be had. 'Very funny, very timely, scary in places. Ed writes with wit, insight, surprise and pathos. He is cutting his teeth in anaesthetics, taking people as close to death as you can take them, and then trying to wake them up again. And makes it funny. A joy to read.' - Phil Hammond
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-09 - Publisher: Good Press
"The Fall of a Dictator" by Arthur Gask. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-03 - Publisher: The History Press
The Secret History of Southend-on-Sea is full of intriguing information on the incredible residents, visitors and events that have played a part in Southend’s story. Southend-on-Sea, the largest town in Essex, has had an amazingly rich history, and this book collects together hundreds of little-known facts and anecdotes that will make you see the town in a new light. Discover the ‘Brides in the Bath’ murderer, the top secret military operations performed just off Southend shore and the secret tunnels and smuggling dens used to hide guns, tobacco and Dutch gin. This captivating book will amuse and inform readers in Essex and beyond.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK
In a small town in East Germany in the winter of 1988 Stasi officer Dieter Krause captured and murdered Hans Becker, a spy. Ten years later the Berlin wall has come down and Krause has managed to overcome his past, making himself indispensable to the British Military by spying on the Russians. But, when Corporal Tracy Barnes recognises him as the murderer of Becker, her lover, she knows the time has finally come for Krause to pay. But, even in the new Germany, still at war with itself, there is always somebody watching . . . For Tracy, the waiting time is finally over. But if she fails in her quest for justice, a quiet death will be her only reward.