Whatever Happened to Margo?

Author: Margaret Durrell

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780241982815


Page: 336

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In 1947, returning to the UK with two young children to support, Margaret Durrell starts a boarding house in Bournemouth. But any hopes of respectability are dashed as the tenants reveal themselves to be a host of eccentrics- from a painter of nudes to a pair of glamorous young nurses whose late-night shifts combined with an ever-revolving roster of gentleman callers leading to a neighbourhood rumour that Margo is running a brothel. Margo's own two sons, Gerry and Nicholas, prove to be every bit as mischievous as their famous Uncle Gerald - and he himself returns periodically with weird and wonderful animals, from marmosets to monkeys, that are quite unsuitable for life in a Bournemouth garden.

Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World

Author: Anna Lillios

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 9781575910765

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 344

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Novelist Lawrence Durrell's fondness for his adopted homeland of Greece led him to declare "I'm a Greek," and profoundly influenced his work. Attempting to capture the scope of the Greek world's relationship with Durrell's life and work, Lilios (English, U. of Central Florida) presents 22 papers that approach the topic from a range of perspectives. After a number of reminiscences of Durrell by family and friends, a set of essays are organized by place, examining Durrell's relationship with Corfu, Alexandria, Rhodes, and Cyprus. The remaining essays are grouped according to theme discussing such issues as the influence of myth and other "Greek inspirations" on Durrell's novels, poems, and other work. Distributed by Associated University Presses. Annotation ♭2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).


Author: Marvin H. McIntyre

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462022642

Category: Fiction

Page: 263

View: 6350

For veteran Wall Street adviser Mac McGregor, a plunging stock market, global panic, and white-knuckled clients create a trifecta of agony. Against this backdrop of guaranteed sleepless nights, McGregor receives a bizarre request from old friend Sam Golden, who leads the new president's transition team with the ambitious mission to clean up Wall Street. Golden's first target is Jeremy Lyons, a former colleague of McGregor's and a hedge fund manager who plays by his own rules. With no physical or electronic footprint to guide them, can Mac and Sam somehow locate a billionaire who does not want to be found?

Deus Loci

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Birds, Beasts and Relatives

Author: Gerald Durrell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241981662

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4283

The follow up to My Family and Other Animals and the second book in The Corfu Trilogy, the beloved books that inspired ITV's television series The Durrells. In this second collection of tales concerning the Durrell family on the island of Corfu, young Gerry continues to be captivated by the fascinating flora and fauna of their adopted home - much to the bemusement and upset of his long suffering siblings and mother. Whether it's lamp fishing by night or roving the countryside with his mentor Theodore, Gerry encounters intoxicated hedgehogs, tarantulas, dung beetles, water spiders and other animals, some of which become the family's very unwanted pets.

Marked for Murder

Author: Lauren Nichols

Publisher: Steeple Hill

ISBN: 1426860838

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6901

The Gold Star serial killer is back… And this time, ex-cop or not, private investigator Cole Blackburn isn't letting the psychopath get away with murder. Two years ago the case cost him his job and the love of Margo McBride, his former fiancée. But when Cole returns to the small town to solve the case and move on with his life, Margo is the new chief of police. She claims she doesn't need his help. Until the killer sends her a chilling note and Margo is marked for murder. Cole won't let anything—or anyone—make him lose her again.

Hearts on a String

Author: Kris Radish

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553907786

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 719

Bestselling author Kris Radish delves deeply into the emotions of five very different women who are thrown together by chance—only to discover that they have more in common than they ever could have imagined. Holly Blandeen has always cherished the story her grandmother told her about the thread that connects all women, tying them forever in sisterhood. It’s a beautiful idea, but with all the curveballs life has thrown her way, Holly has often felt isolated, different from other women. That starts to change when she meets four strangers in an airport and they agree to share a luxury hotel suite because a powerful spring storm is barreling across the country, stranding travelers from California to Florida. What begins as a spur-of-the-moment decision becomes an unlikely, unexpected, and sometimes reluctant exercise in female bonding, as these five exceptional women—each at a crossroads—swap stories, share secrets, and seek answers to the questions they’ve been asking about life, love, and the path to true happiness. A storm may have grounded them for the moment, but after this wild adventure in which anything can and does happen, they’ll never have to fly solo again.

The Literary Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts

Page: 840

View: 8523

Kaapse bibliotekaris

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography

Page: 534

View: 1055

Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-