Author: Anna Fienberg

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1864714468

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4394

Misdirection, illusion, locked doors and old secrets - these are the tools of the magician. What happens when they're used to escape from real life? Rachel Lambert can escape from a Bohemian Torture Crib, but she can't leave her marriage. 'You're stuck,' says the voice inside her head. 'And you'll never get out.' Her whole life she's tried to be a good girl - she considers others first and she's never missed a deadline. Now her family's doing a vanishing act, her book on magic is a year late to the publishers, and Rachel's losing her grip on reality. She's even taken to fantasising about Harry Houdini in the grocery aisle at the supermarket. Guido, her husband, is spending more and more time with his star pupil, Silvia, and her daughter, Clara, has run off to Italy, seeking independence and adventure. From Florence, Clara sends news like mysterious puzzle pieces, forming a disturbing picture of Guido's past and exploding her mother's illusions. Yet sometimes truth is the key to freedom - and possibly our salvation... Anna Fienberg's new novel is a wry and wrenchingly honest look at the pitfalls of motherhood and modern marriage - and one woman's attempt to escape them.

The Escape Line

Author: Megan Koreman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190662271

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 8244

"The Escape Line uses recently declassified archives to tell the story of how the Dutch-Paris formed and operated, and how it rescued thousands of people during the Second World War"--

Prisoners and Escape

Author: Rachel Bilton

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1473867118

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 4623

A wide range of personal experiences are covered in the eleven chapters of this book. Nearly all the stories are written by the participants who describe exactly what happened to them during the war. What makes them special is that they were written while the images were fresh in their minds. The experiences recorded are those of civilians and soldiers. Where possible information about these men has been provided to explain their life before and after the war. Also included are rarely seen images that augment the text.The writers tell true stories of spying, escape from certain death, escape from captivity and working for the Germans to help the Allied war effort. Edwin Woodhall describes his work in counter-intelligence, spies, counter-spies and disguises, in the early days of the war. Harold Beaumont tells the dramatic story of his escape through Belgium where he was helped by Nurse Cavell. The hardships and difficulties an escaper faced are detailed by Walter Ellison, who failed to get away, while a successful escape is told by Duncan Grinnell-Milne who returned to flying over the Western Front and quickly found himself in no mans land when his plane crashed. Captain Evans was eventually a successful escaper as was H.G. Durnford who managed to escape the first time. Marthe McKenna, one of the most famous spies in the war, tells of the time she was ordered to investigate and assist in a plot to assassinate the Kaiser. Esmee Sartorius tells of her escape to Holland at the start of the war, and the breath-taking thrills of two men disguised as German officers is told by Lieutenant Marchal. The final story describes how Trooper Potts escaped certain death while rescuing his friend on Burnt Hill in Gallipoli.

Escape to Reality

Author: Devora Weiner

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 9781583306970

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 250

View: 3319

After her about-to-be-married brother dies in plane crash while in Europe, affluent Lisa and her husband take a year off in Israel reconnecting to self and, inadvertently, her estranged mother, and probing the secrets of her brother's final quest and her unknown father's identity.

Escape from Paradise

Author: Walter F. Wild

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441575987

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7361

Escape from Paradise is a blend of action and suspense ignited by a clash of values that erupts in a battle between two psychologists in Hawaii. Dr. Carter, a psychologist, so strives to transform Oahu into a community of love and equality that, to conceal illegal methods, he resorts to terror and murder. Patients seeking protection from Carter rouse psychologist Dr. Steadman to oppose him. While Steadman seeks to expose Carter and protect his patients, Carter tries to kill Steadman. After skirmishes on streets, beaches, under water, and in jungles, action culminates at a meeting to honor Carter. "Walter Wild's new novel takes us into a world we seldom see, and he delivers a fast paced thriller with perilous escapes, daring rescues, and a dramatic foot race across the mountains of Oahu. It's a thriller driven by ideas, and those are the best kind, because when you turn the last page, you still have something to think about. I strongly suggest you read it. William Martin New York Times best selling author of the Back Bay and The Lost Constitution.

The Great Escape

Author: Geoff Thompson

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1840248947

Category: Self-Help

Page: 179

View: 2026

A self-help book offering ten secrets to loving your life and living your dreams, helping you make that great escape from where you are to where you would love to be. The author reveals a process and a path to follow for you to maximize your potential for happiness in this short life.

Escape to Miami

Author: Elizabeth Campisi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394423

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4379

While the Naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba is well-known for its infamous prison camp, few people are aware of its prior use as an immigrant detention center for Haitian and Cuban refugees. Beginning in August 1994, the United States government declared that thousands of Cubans who had launched themselves into the Florida Straits on rickety rafts were "illegal refugees" and sent them to join over fifteen thousand Haitians already being held on Guantánamo after fleeing a violent coup in Haiti. Escape to Miami recounts the gripping stories of the rafters who were detained in Guantánamo during the 1994-1996 Cuban Rafter Crisis. After working in the camps for a year as an employee of the U.S. Justice Department, Elizabeth Campisi conducted life history interviews with twelve of the rafters, chronicling their departures from Cuba, their rafting trips, life on the base, and their initial experiences in Cuban Miami. Through these remarkable narratives, the book details the ways in which the rafters used creative expression, such as performance and artwork, to cope with the traumas they experienced in the camp. Campisi explores these coping mechanisms, showing that, when people work through individually-traumatic experiences as a group, the new meanings they create during that process can come together to change existing cultures or create new ones. Vivid and engaging, Escape to Miami gives voice to the untold stories of Guantánamo. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in policy, Latin American history, and human rights.

True Stories of Escape: Usborne True Stories

Author: Paul Dowswell

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409555232

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 8501

Eight thrilling true stories of daring escapes. Contains tales of breakouts from infamous institutions such as Alcatraz and Devil's Island, and the risks the prisoners faced afterwards, including savage dogs, armed guards and shark-infested waters. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

The Escape of Mr. Trimm

Author: Irvin S. Cobb

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734028515

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 9477

Reproduction of the original: The Escape of Mr. Trimm by Irvin S. Cobb