The House on the Hill

Author: Cesare Pavese

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241370531

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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'Pavese's novels are works of an extraordinary depth where one never stops finding new levels, new meanings' Italo Calvino June, 1943. Allied aircraft are bombing Turin; fascist Italy is on its knees. Every evening, after a day's teaching in the city, Corrado returns to the safety of the hills and the care of his two doting landladies. He has no attachments, no obligations. Yet against his better judgement he is drawn to the easy warmth of a circle of anti-fascists who congregate at a nearby tavern, and confronted with a painful choice: emotional and political commitment, with all its dangers - or devastating retreat. Pavese's extraordinary semi-autobiographical novel is a lucid portrayal of missed opportunities and human weakness, set against the seductive intensity of the Italian countryside. Translated with an introduction by Tim Parks

The House on the Hill

Author: Lisa Stieva

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525589547

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Widow Susan Connors’ visit to aunt Mary dealt her a huge wake-up call spurring the decision to sell her beloved family home to seek new adventures and a second chance at love. As she and her book club friends plot a unique way to find deserving new owners for her heritage house in Clarksburg, Ontario, will her plans crumple in the wake of a world-wide pandemic? Recent Metro University graduate Jules Bailey is an independent young woman working to build a life. After losing her part-time job, she lands her dream teaching position and becomes a welcome addition to the Clarksburg Academy. Renting an affordable cottage in Clarksburg is the key to her financial ability to pursue her dreams. Will totally hot local golf pro, Jared or refined yet rugged, Dylan become the life partner she seeks? Vancouver native, Dylan Connors’ inaugural visit to Ontario does not go as he envisioned. His plan to propose to his long-time girlfriend dissolves while attending his friend’s wedding at the Grey Mountain Resort and Spa. Reconnecting with his aunt Susan, meeting her beautiful tenant Jules and seeking answers about his biological father take him down a new path. Facing compromised health in the wake of the pandemic, will his lifelong dreams come true? Lisa Stieva’s gift for storytelling is revealed in her debut Christian romance novel. Be swept away by the colourful cast of characters, twisting plot and rich Canadian setting in the modern day fairytale she weaves.

The House on the Hill

Author: Kevin Sampson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137896

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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THE CHILLING SECOND DCI BILLY McCARTNEY THRILLER DCI Billy McCartney has had enough of the police force. But then a runaway arrives on his doorstep and he is plunged back into one of his most traumatic cases. McCartney and his partner DS Millie Baker were in Ibiza – their objective, to infiltrate a major international drug gang. They were close to a breakthrough when Millie was abducted and killed. The shivering waif who knocks on Mac’s door has escaped from the same captors and he is soon on a mission that goes far beyond law and order. This is McCartney’s chance for redemption... Praise for the DCI Billy McCartney series: ‘Pace and tension in spades...’ Irish Times ‘Ferociously compelling’ Reader’s Digest ‘Violent and earthy, reflecting its inner-city locale. And did I mention the killer ending? Marvellous’ Raven Crime Reads ‘A punched-in-the-solar-plexus feeling occurs as this novel’s final, gobsmacking twist is revealed. Without a doubt my crime novel of the year’ CrimeFictionLover ‘The final few paragraphs are as magnificent as they are unexpected. You will put this book down with a sense of dizzy wonder’ Sachin Nakrani

Murder at the House on the Hill

Author: Victoria Walters

Publisher: Hera books Ltd

ISBN: 1912973634

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

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‘Superb sleuthing! I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Dedley End and can’t wait to go back!’ Heidi Swain, author of The Cherry Tree Café Once Upon a Crime... Nancy Hunter and her grandmother Jane Hunter run the Dedley Endings Bookshop, selling crime, thriller and mystery books, in a small, quiet Cotswold village where nothing ever happens... That is, until the wealthy and reclusive Roth family open up their mansion for the first time in thirty years, inviting the people of Dedley End to a lavish engagement party. While everyone is thrilled to finally look around the mansion on the hill, the festivities are quickly cut short when beautiful Lucy, recently married to young Harry Roth, is found dead after being pushed over the first-floor balustrade. But who among the guests could have been capable of her murder – and why? Nancy and Jane decide to investigate – after all, not only do they own a crime themed bookshop, they were also both named after famous literary detectives – but soon wonder if they’ve taken on more than they can handle. Especially when it seems the killer has worked out that they’re hot on their heels... Can they catch the murderer before the murderer catches up with them? Or will there be a deadly ending to this story? Praise for Murder at the House on the Hill: ‘Such a fab book - really puts the cosy in cosy crime!’ M. A. Kuzniar, author of Midnight in Everwood ‘This is a brilliant ‘whodunnit’ which gave me some serious Miss Marple’s absolutely brilliant and a pleasure to read’ Head in a Book18 ‘I loved this brilliant cozy felt very Christie-esque. Nancy and Jane were fab, I loved their relationship. And I can’t wait for more.’ ☆☆☆☆☆ Reader Review ‘Even gave me some Murder, she wrote vibes... I truly enjoyed reading this funny, cosy mystery’ Tizi’s Book Review ‘A cosy crime story with lovable characters and a gripping storyline, perfect for curling up with’ Kelly T’s Space ‘I really enjoyed this cosy crime, I was hooked with the storyline but also charmed by the characters’ Kraftireader ‘A very well written story with a crime to solve but also with characters that the reader really starts to care about.’ Reader Review ‘What an absolute delight this was to read... I was still guessing whodunnit until the end.’ Wrong Side of Forty UK ‘I loved the characters of Nancy and Jane...a gripping read, which certainly held my attention and kept me guessing.’ Ginger Book Geek ‘A delightful detective duo, a charming and clever cosy mystery.’ Diane Jeffrey, author of The Silent Friend ‘A cosy, satisfying and enjoyable murder mystery full of intrigue...and even better, with a bookshop too!’ Ella Allbright, author of The Last Charm ‘A well-executed murder mystery...I loved every second of it.’ Reader Review ‘A blast! It’s fast paced, fun and it keeps you guessing till the end!...The story is filled with lots of characters and unusual twists.’ Reader Review

The House on the Hill-Lake District Revisited

Author: Grenda Walton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463440278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

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In 1944, World War II was still raging, especially for English children. My father had been left with five children that he could not handle, and then we found ourselves in a strange place, an Orphanage in the Lake District of Great Britain. Many times, our nieces and nephews have asked my sisters and me about our time in the Orphanage, and I have promised them a book for years. I finally felt I could dredge up what I had pushed down for so long. These are stories about our lives, as well as some of the girls, in the home from 1944 to 1952, my memories of events that happened, good and bad, in those eight years. In many ways, that time gave me determination and fortitude to press on regardless, and I hope the remembering, even though a bit painful, helps in your understanding.

The River's Destiny

Author: Barney McMillan

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 0805966374

Category: Poetry

Page: 228

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The Architecture of America's Stonehenge

Author: Mary E. Gage

Publisher: Powwow River Books

ISBN: 1733805710

Category: Architecture

Page: 356

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The main complex of the America’s Stonehenge site in New Hampshire is a collection of stone chambers, enclosures, niches, standing stones, carved drains & basins, and astronomical alignments. The archaeological community has largely dismissed this seemly eclectic collection of structures as the work of an eccentric farmer named Jonathan Pattee who built his house on top of the ruins in the 19th century. Other researchers have sought to compare the chambers and astronomical alignments to stone structures from around the world built by other ancient peoples. No one has thought to evaluate the site on its own merits, specifically evaluating its architecture. Architecture can tell you a lot about a culture. Using this approach the author unravels the mystery surrounding the site. This architectural study revealed the site was built in a series of distinct phases each with its own unique style while at the same time incorporating key concepts and ideas from previous phases. There is a clear evolution of building skills and cultural ideas that can be followed through the architectural build-out of the site. Because key features and ideas were carried forward from one phase to the next, we now know that the site was the work of a single culture over a several thousand year period. Stone tools and pottery recovered from archaeological excavations at the site confirm that the builders were Native Americans. The idea of Native Americans building stone structures for ceremonial and spiritual purposes has gained a lot of credibility over the past twenty-five years. There is mounting evidence that hundreds of ceremonial stone landscapes (CSL) with stone cairns, niches, enclosures, standings stones, chambers and astronomical alignments found throughout northeastern United States are part of a broad based Native American cultural tradition. The America’s Stonehenge site is one of the most sophisticated and culturally complex of these sacred ceremonial places. The second part of this book uses primary source materials like deeds, town records, court cases and genealogy to reconstruct the history of the Pattee family who owned the hill where the site is found from 1739 through 1863. The Pattees started out in the 1700s as a prosperous family with a house in North Salem village and a 248 acre farm. By the 1820s, the third generation was reduced to owning 15 acres of the original farm and living in a small house built on top of the ruins of the site. Despite his many financial misfortunes, Jonathan Pattee (third generation) managed to hold on to and protect the site.

The House on an Irish Hillside

Author: Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444730339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 229

View: 5502

'From the moment I crossed the mountain I fell in love. With the place, which was more beautiful than any place I'd ever seen. With the people I met there. And with a way of looking at life that was deeper, richer and wiser than any I'd known before. When I left I dreamt of clouds on the mountain. I kept going back.' We all lead very busy lives and sometimes it's hard to find the time to be the people we want to be. Twelve years ago Felicity Hayes-McCoy left the hectic pace of the city and returned to Ireland to make a new life in a remarkable house on the stunning Dingle peninsula. Beautifully written, this is a life-affirming tale of rediscovering lost values and being reminded of the things that really matter.

"As the Bishop Saw It."

Author: Caspar Henry Borgess

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: 266

View: 4888