A Band of Steel

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750536370

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 601

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When Adina and her family are forced to flee Cologne to escape the vicious menace of German invasion in 1938, leaving their lifestyle is painful. Harder still is finding herself a refugee in a foreign country. But Adina is a determined girl and as they settle into a new life in the Midlands she finds strength to survive. However her brother and sister aren't so lucky and their family ties are stretched to breaking point. Adina then runs the risk of losing her family forever when she is drawn towards the one man she should never fall in love with...

Home Front Girls

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Canvas

ISBN: 1472101022

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Three girls all turn up for work, the day war is declared... Dotty has never known a life outside of the orphanage where she grew up, let alone love. Lucy is the sole carer of her little sister, now that her brother has gone to war. Annabelle has led a life of privilege but everyone has to pinch the pennies at the moment. Adjusting to life on the shop-floor at Coventry's only department store is hard enough, but then the bombs begin to fall... As the devastating effects of war come to bear on the three women, their bond deepens. One thing's for certain, the girls are going to need each other. Praise for Rosie Goodwin: 'Goodwin excels in writing about relationships, the hardships of life, the ties of family and the joys of love and friendship.' Lancashire Evening Post 'Rosie is a talented storyteller.' Dee Williams

The Soldier's Daughter

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Clipper Audio

ISBN: 9781510012806

Category: Families

Page: N.A

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Bryony Valentine lives at home with her mother Lois, father James and two younger siblings. For as long as Bryony can remember, she has been soft on the boy next door, Eddie, but her best friend Ruth has feelings for him too. When the war begins, Eddie is called up to serve, as is James, whilst the three Valentine children are dispatched to Cornwall. Will the Valentine family ever unite, and will Bryony ever see Eddie again?

The Ribbon Weaver

Author: Rosie Goodwin,Ulverscroft Foundation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750535533

Category: Abandoned children

Page: 526

View: 6037

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One winter's night, Molly Ernshaw rescues a newborn baby from the snow and changes two families forever. The tiny girl grows into a beautiful and gifted young woman. Although devoted to Molly, whom she believes is her grandmother. Amy has far-reaching ambitions. She longs to move beyond ribbon-weaving to designing hats and clothes. Her talent is recognised by Samuel Forrester, owner of famous hat factories and shops. But Samuel is a haunted man with secrets in his past that torture him and his family. Amy's dreams seem to be coming true but caught between two worlds, she must choose where her heart truly belongs.

Dilly's Lass

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Corsair

ISBN: 1472117816

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Years ago Dilly made the devastating decision to give her baby daughter to wealthy local family, the Farthings. She is still living with the consequences of her choice when the daughter she gave away all those years ago turns up on Dilly's doorstep, with a baby girl in tow, begging for help. Olivia has a secret she only feels safe telling Dilly. Sworn to secrecy, Dilly agrees to help, delighted to be spending time with her new granddaughter and daughter. She can't tell Max Farthing, the man who took in Olivia all those years ago and who Dilly has feelings for. For Max has problems of his own: he's married to Camilla, who has lost leave of her senses. Could Dilly and Max ever come together? Dilly's Lass is a wonderfully heartfelt portrayal of families beginning to rebuild after WW1, from much-loved author Rosie Goodwin.

A Mother's Shame

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750539746

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 495

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On the outskirts of Nuneaton stands Hatters Hall, a dark forbidding place, once a home for the mentally insane. On a rainy dismal day in 1857, Maria Mundy arrives at Hatters Hall, not as an inmate but as a worker. There she is ordered to care for Isabelle Montgomery, the daughter of an influential land owner, and as their lives became entwined the life Maria had known is destined to change for all time.

The Little Angel

A heart-warming saga from the Sunday Times bestseller

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.

ISBN: 1785762354

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn. 'An absorbing story in the grand tradition of the best saga authors' Margaret Dickinson 'Rosie writes such heart-warming sagas' Lyn Andrews 'The new Catherine Cookson' Coventry Evening Telegraph 1896, Nuneaton. Left on the doorstep of Treetops Children's Home, young Kitty captures the heart of her guardian, Sunday Branning, who has never been blessed with a child of her own. Kitty brings sunshine and joy wherever she goes, and grows into a beguiling and favoured young girl. But then Kitty is summoned to live in London with her birth mother. At first London offers Kitty excitement and adventure. With her delicate beauty and the voice of an angel, she attracts a promising singing career and the attention of a number of dashing suitors. But those now close to Kitty are not what they seem, and her comforting old home at Treetops starts to feel very far away. If Kitty is to have any chance of happiness, this little angel must protect herself from devils in disguise . . . and before it's too late. This is what you've been saying about Rosie Goodwin: 'What a brilliant book I enjoyedevery bit of it and I will recommend it to all my friends' 'What an excellent read, couldn't put book down . . . Rosie Goodwin never disappoints' 'Have read all Rosie Goodwin books and this is one of her best' 'What an amazing book, once you pick it up you cannot put it down' 'A truly great read' 'A really gripping story' Have you read Sunday's story? If not, Mothering Sunday is available now. Search 9781785762321.

Fortunate Son

The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller, Jr

Author: Lewis B. Puller

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802136909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

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A Vietnam veteran who lost both legs and a hand in the Vietnam War recounts his homecoming and his attempts to come to terms with his life.

Moonlight and Ashes

A moving wartime saga of a mother’s battle to bring her family home

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755382641

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

View: 4691

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Two evacuees. One caring mother. One World War. Rosie Goodwin's heart-breaking wartime saga, Moonlight and Ashes, is a warm and compelling read, and is sure to stay with you long after you have finished the last page. Perfect for fans of Cathy Sharp and Pam Evans. 'Not only is Goodwin's characterisation and dialogue compelling, but her descriptive writing is a joy' - Nottingham Evening Post Despite being trapped in an abusive marriage, Maggie still feels blessed with her eight-year-old twins, Danny and Lizzie, and baby girl, Lucy. But when the Second World War begins it seems that her blessings may have run out. Although the war lets her escape her husband when he's sent to the front, she must also lose the twins, as they're evacuated to North Wales. Lizzie seems to be in the perfect family, while Danny is left with a man who seems to resent his presence. But appearances can be deceptive, and while Maggie struggles to survive the bombings at home, her children face danger of a different kind. What Amazon readers are saying about Moonlight and Ashes: 'Once again Rosie has written another gripping tale with fantastic plots, events and realism. You won't be able to put the book down as you will want to find out what happens to Maggie, her children and the people that surround her life as they deal with the Coventry Blitz in World War 2. Rosie Goodwin is an author you can trust to deliver and every single novel she has produced has given millions of readers' great pleasure' 'I have just finished this wonderful book and I have to say it's the best book I have read in a very long time. The characters are so believable and life like, I just didn't want to put it down! Well done Rosie!'

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The Coming Race War in America

A Wake-Up Call

Author: Carl T. Rowan

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316759809

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 2029

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Warning readers that America's racial and economic disputes are escalating to warlike proportions, a cautionary study cites such symptoms as corporate downsizing, the growth of armed right-wing militia, repealed welfare and affirmative action, and the O. J. Simpson trial. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

Three Day Road

Author: Joseph Boyden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101078170

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9419

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Set in Canada and the battlefields of France and Belgium, Three-Day Road is a mesmerizing novel told through the eyes of Niska—a Canadian Oji-Cree woman living off the land who is the last of a line of healers and diviners—and her nephew Xavier. At the urging of his friend Elijah, a Cree boy raised in reserve schools, Xavier joins the war effort. Shipped off to Europe when they are nineteen, the boys are marginalized from the Canadian soldiers not only by their native appearance but also by the fine marksmanship that years of hunting in the bush has taught them. Both become snipers renowned for their uncanny accuracy. But while Xavier struggles to understand the purpose of the war and to come to terms with his conscience for the many lives he has ended, Elijah becomes obsessed with killing, taking great risks to become the most accomplished sniper in the army. Eventually the harrowing and bloody truth of war takes its toll on the two friends in different, profound ways. Intertwined with this account is the story of Niska, who herself has borne witness to a lifetime of death—the death of her people. In part inspired by the legend of Francis Pegahmagabow, the great Indian sniper of World War I, Three-Day Road is an impeccably researched and beautifully written story that offers a searing reminder about the cost of war.

Destined for War

Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

Author: Graham Allison

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544935330

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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SHORT-LISTED FOR THE 2018 LIONEL GELBER PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: FINANCIAL TIMES * THE TIMES (LONDON) * AMAZON “Allison is one of the keenest observers of international affairs around.”— JOE BIDEN, former vice president of the United States China and the United States are heading toward a war neither wants. The reason is Thucydides’s Trap: when a rising power threatens to displace a ruling one, violence is the likeliest result. Over the past five hundred years, these conditions have occurred sixteen times; war broke out in twelve. Today, as an unstoppable China approaches an immovable America, and both Xi Jinping and Donald Trump promise to make their countries “great again,” the seventeenth case looks grim. A trade conflict, cyberattack, Korean crisis, or accident at sea could easily spark a major war. In Destined for War, eminent Harvard scholar Graham Allison masterfully blends history and current events to explain the timeless machinery of Thucydides’s Trap—and to explore the painful steps that might prevent disaster today. “[A] must-read book in both Washington and Beijing.”— NIALL FERGUSON, BOSTON GLOBE “[Allison is] a first-class academic with the instincts of a first-rate politician.”— BLOOMBERG NEWS “[Full of] wide-ranging, erudite case studies that span human history . . . [A] fine book.”— NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Britannica Book of the Year 2012

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

ISBN: 1615356185

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 882

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The Britannica Book of the Year 2012 provides a valuable viewpoint of the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.

Civil Wars

Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism

Author: George C. Rable

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252062124

Category: History

Page: 391

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A full-length study of white women during the Civil War .

The Bad Apple

A powerful saga of surviving and loving against the odds

Author: Rosie Goodwin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755382617

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

View: 1842

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A mother and son on the run. A new beginning. A past they cannot escape. An unforgettable saga of love, escapism and intrigue, Rosie Goodwin's The Bad Apple is sure to leave you hungry for more. Perfect for fans of Shelia Newberry and Dilly Court. 'Rosie Goodwin is a born storyteller - she'll make you cry, she'll make you laugh, but most of all you'll care for her characters and lose yourself in her story. An author destined for the top' - Jeannie Johnson Louise Hart has endured a great deal of pain from her callous husband Paul, but one cold December night in 1959 she can take no more. She and her son Davey escape their Coventry high-rise flat and flee to Tanglewood, the dilapidated ivy-clad mansion where her mother Dolly runs an animal sanctuary. Miserable and frightened, Louise longs to turn her back on the past, and create a happy new life for Davey. But Paul is in trouble with men more dangerous than himself. Unable to pay his debts, he blackmails Louise and those who love her, keeping a shadowy presence in their lives. Even the arrival of Charlie Fox, a stranger who becomes a true friend, cannot guarantee that the future will be safe... What Amazon readers are saying about The Bad Apple: 'Rosie's writing style enables you to envision the characters so clearly they seem to be truly alive. She hooks you in and you can't get loose from her gripping words! This story has surprising twists also. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry, it makes you think. I'm a fairly fast reader, but it took 1/2 a box of tissues and nearly an hour for me to get through 3 pages near the end of this book because I couldn't stop sobbing!' 'This is the first book I have read by Rosie Goodwin and to say it's fantastic is an understatement! I couldn't put it down and it had me reaching for the tissues on more than one occasion. It's the most believable and touching book I have ever read'