Take Six Girls

Author: Laura Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784970895

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Page: 400

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The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica and Deborah. Born into country-house privilege in the early years of the 20th century, they became prominent as 'bright young things' in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark - and very public - differences in their outlooks came to symbolize the political polarities of a dangerous decade. The intertwined stories of their stylish and scandalous lives - recounted in masterly fashion by Laura Thompson - hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after WWII.

Take Six Girls

Author: Laura Thompson

Publisher: Head of Zeus

ISBN: 1784970883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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'Wonderfully readable ... Emphasises their sheer extraordinariness and celebrates them' MAIL ON SUNDAY. The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica and Deborah. Born into country-house privilege, they became prominent as 'bright young things' in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark – and very public – differences in their outlooks came to symbolise the political polarities of a dangerous decade. The intertwined stories of their lives – recounted in masterly fashion by Laura Thompson – hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after World War II.

The Six

Author: Laura Thompson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250099552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Riveting. The Six captures all the wayward magnetism and levity that have enchanted countless writers without neglecting the tragic darkness of many of the sisters’ life choices and the savage sociopolitical currents that fueled them.” – Tina Brown, The New York Times Book Review The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist Party; the sixth became Duchess of Devonshire. They were the Mitford sisters: Nancy, Pamela, Diana, Unity, Jessica, and Deborah. Born into country-house privilege in the early years of the 20th century, they became prominent as “bright young things” in the high society of interwar London. Then, as the shadows crept over 1930s Europe, the stark—and very public—differences in their outlooks came to symbolize the political polarities of a dangerous decade. The intertwined stories of their stylish and scandalous lives—recounted in masterly fashion by Laura Thompson—hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after WWII. The Six was previously published as Take Six Girls.

Murder of Crows

Author: Anne Bishop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637943

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2698


Return to New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop’s world of the Others—where supernatural entities and humans struggle to co-exist, and one woman has begun to change all the rules… After winning the trust of the Others residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more. The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader—wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat. As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.

Among the 36 Strategies, Running Away is the Top One

Author: Chia Chen

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 155212374X

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

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Xuya Zhao runs from America to China, running away from her American problems. However, China is full of surprises for her, all kinds: the secrets her family has kept over the years, the unbreakable bond with her girlhood buddies, the magic power of her grandmother, the mystery of the jade pendants, the reunions and encounters with friends, sweethearts, acquaintances, and old enemies. Now she has a chance to settle those unsettled en en yuan yuan (passions and resentments) from the Cultural Revolution and to make sense of her complicated lives in both China and America. Thus, her return-home adventure turns into a journey of self-rediscovery.

Lessons of the Heart

Author: LizAnn Baker

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1098025792

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Lessons of the Heart follows Arabella Lacy Keye Rogers as she pursues her dream of living in high society and the culture found in Boston. She attends a select school in St. Louis to learn the ways of ladies of society. Impulsively, she follows her heart and the man she loves to Boston taking a risk that results in deceit, lies, and disobedience. Ignoring the signs of warning, she plunges into society headlong and finds herself heartbroken, ashamed, and desolate. She hides away in a Boston tenement with no hope. Kentucky, who is the foreman of the ranch Lacy is to inherit at twenty-five, is sent by Sara and Bart Rogers to find their daughter and bring her home. In the course of finding the woman he loves, he discovers she does not love him, refuses to go home, and is in despair of her life. Kentucky has only one solution for her through a Power higher than himself. Lessons of the Heart is poignant story of the heart and the lessons God teaches in the lives of the ones who become His children.

The Net

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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