Best friends Bernie and Molly are just seventeen when they set off from Ireland in 1928, heading for Liverpool. They quickly find jobs and rooms; soon both women are in love with local men. Tragically, though, Biddy is widowed when she's still barely an adult, while Molly has chosen a bad 'un and faces the deepest shame when he deserts her. But this difficult start only reinforces the bond between the women, and gives them the strength to build a brighter future...
After years of suffering from terrible nightmares, Callie Jamieson's mother took her own life when Callie was just a little girl. Now a successful investigative reporter, Callie has done all she can to put the past behind her. But lately, she's been having the same disturbing dream that drove her mother mad-right down to the chilling murder at the end...Anxious and exhausted, Callie must put aside her personal demons when she's assigned an investigative article on the death of Wilty Hale. Wilty was the sole heir to the famed Hale fortune. He was also Callie's ex-lover. His suspicious death has all of New York asking: Was it murder or suicide? Joining forces with detective Ezra Chapin, Callie learns that right before his death, Wilty was poised to expose a scandalous family secret. But as she sifts through all the evidence, Callie also closes in on the root of her own nightmares-and a startling connection between past and present that could prove deadly...
This is a collection of 30 stories by Barbara Erskine: most contemporary, a few historical, some spooky or humorous, many of them love stories. This is the second volume of stories created for the women's magazine market over recent years, including a number written especially for this volume.
After a lull of four years, the 'silk stocking rapist' is back at work on the Upper East side, but this time Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman have perfect DNA evidence to work with. They also have a much older case to work on - a skeleton has been found entombed in the wall of a house Edgar Allan Poe once lived in, but it turns out to be a relatively modern murder - from 1978. On the day the discovery of this body is leaked to the press, Alex gets a call that the silk stocking rapist has struck again, this time fatally. Or has he? The m.o. isn't precisely the same as the others, and it transpires that the victim worked in Poe's old house in 1978. Are the cases linked or is someone trying to silence possible witness to a thirty-five-year-old murder? With consummate skill, Linda Fairstein has created an outstanding crime novel, layered with the history of New York, the roller-coaster everyday life of a prosecutor and culminating with a surprising but satisfying denouement.
Saving The World And Other Extreme Sports: A Maximum Ride Novel
There's one last chance to save the world in the third book in the Maximum Ride series, SAVING THE WORLD AND OTHER EXTREME SPORTS. The time has arrived for Max and her winged "flock" to face their ultimate enemy and discover their original purpose: to defeat the takeover of "Re-evolution"--a sinister experiment to re-engineer a select population into a scientifically superior master race...and to terminate the rest. Max, Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman, and Angel have always worked together to defeat the forces working against them--but can they save the world when they are torn apart, living in hiding and captivity, halfway across the globe from one another?
At sixteen she wouldn't have had the nerve. At eighteen she would have known better. But at seventeen Rowan Judge was prepared to tackle the toughest job in town single-handed: saving the family woollen mill from closure. Bradford's hard-headed business community had seen nothing like it since the rise of James Barton, the textile baron who had broken up Rowan's family and blighted their lives. Determined to prove herself more than his equal, in the space of a few years Rowan achieves the impossible - she drags the mill from the brink of disaster to Stock Exchange success.
When 14-year-old May Duhane arrives on the coast of Maine for her summer vacation, following the death of her mother, she feels isolated and resentful. Then she discovers the diary of Doone Bennison, a young girl who died in tragic circumstances on the island the year before.
The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three Vol 2 (Dark Tower)
Roland of Gilead has mysteriously stepped back in time to 1980s America, where he joins up with the defiant Eddie Dean and the courageous Odetta Holmes. A savage struggle has begun in which underworld evil and otherworldly enemies conspire to bring an end to his search for the Dark Tower.
Federica Campione adores her father. No matter that Ramon, a distinguished traveller and writer, spends months away from their home on the exotic Chilean coast; as soon as he's back, his daughter has eyes for no one but him. When he gives her a magical box from Peru she believes he will always be there for her. Devastated when her parents' marriage falls apart, Federica is forced to set up home in Cornwall with her mother ndash; the butterfly box is the only part of her beloved father she is able to take with her to sustain her during painful times. Embraced by the eccentric Appleby family, she loses her heart to their son Sam, who barely notices the little girl until it is too late. As she grows to womanhood, Federica attempts to recapture that long-forgotten sense of security in the arms of the debonair Torquil Jensen. From the sanctuary of a seemingly perfect marriage, she embarks on a painful journey of self-discovery. It takes Federica years of heartbreak to escape her gilded cage and learn the true lesson of the butterfly box.
Unauthorised Biography of the internationally famous comedian and entertainer to the TV public, the stars and even royalty. Billy Connoly was the first rock/alternative comedian long before the comedy store generation took off. And he is still a cult a 50 show UK tour in early 1994 sold out within days. On the way up, Connoly has collided with trendies, booze, women, the press the Royals and even Fyffes bananas. The Big Yin is an enormously entertaining read about one of the funniest comedians at work today.
Lays bare the continuing suspicions and rivalries of the post-Cold War atmosphere in Eastern Europe in a story of illegal arms dealing and its implications for the time bomb that is South Africa. Craig Thomas is the author of "The Bear's Tears" and "The Last Raven".
A powerful, haunting story of murder, fame and corruption from the bestselling author of TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE and I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE. A media campaign results in the release of an apparent victim of a miscarriage of justice.
When young Isobel Maclean correctly foretold her mother's death it seemed she had inherited her grandmother's gift of second sight. Isobel was often filled with dread as she foresaw future sorrows,but she also saw a beautiful house, and a rich and happy girl in its garden. Could it be herself?
It's bad enough having a name like Nathan Jones - unless you're a Supremes fan, which Nathan isn't - but when his girlfriend leaves him (for a drag artist) and he gets mugged, then handcuffed to a bed and cut up in a misunderstanding with an S&M hooker, can things get any worse?
Will Elliott is out of a job. The lighthouse he's been manning on Prince Albert Rock, off the wild Cornish coast, is about to become automated. So Will decides to fulfil his lifelong ambition - to sail round the coastline of Britain. Determined to continue his solitary existence, Will begins his preparations for his epic voyage. But before he has time to so much as paint his hull, he meets Amy Finn - a beautiful artist and fellow loner. And as if that isn't distraction enough, suddenly his sleepy Cornish village is rocked by the biggest scandal to hit Cornwall since Guenevere ran off with Launcelot. It seems as if Will will never get away, and even if he does will his journey be solo or is there hope that he and Amy could be embarking on a two-man voyage of discovery?
This, the shortest of Edward Schillebeeckx's books so far, represents a distillation of his previous thought and contains important anticipations of the long-awaited third volume of his great trilogy, which is nearing completion. The fact that it was delivered in spring 1986 as the Abraham Kuyper lectures in Amsterdam accounts not only for its brevity, but also for its clarity. Here, those who have so far been put off exploring the work of one of the greatest living theologians will find an admirable introduction, and those who have struggled with his larger volumes will find an account which goes straight to the heart of the matter. Beginning from our modern world - for one of his new slogans is * 'Outside the world there is no salvation' - Professor Schillebeeckx looks at the place of God in contemporary culture; he then moves back to look at the life of Jesus and the way in which it has been responded to by the church. A final chapter, the longest, looks first at ethics, then at the tension between mysticism and politics, commitment to both of which is vital for Christians today, and shows how these three dimensions together must provide the framework for their life.
Daddy's Little Earner: A Heartbreaking True Story of a Brave Little Girl's Escape from Violence
The shocking story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her own father, and her painful journey to escape her horrific childhood and build a new life for herself and her sons. Maria's dad was a pimp, living in a world of thieves and street-walkers. Her mother, tiring of turning tricks for her husband, walked out, leaving the children in his chaotic, violent, and sometimes cruel care. By the age of nine, Maria's father was abusing her and getting a prostitute friend to dress her up in stockings and make-up. By the time she was 14nbsp;he was selling her on the streets of the red light district in Norwich. Despite everything Maria still loved her swaggering and sometimes charming father and found it hard to sort out her own feelings. At 15nbsp;she ran away to King's Cross with an older lover who turned out to be just another pimp. Furious at losing a nice little earner her father involved the police and both he and the other man were jailed for living off Maria's immoral earnings. Only then could Maria escape her traumatic childhood and follow her dream of becoming a mother.
Crete,present day.A woman anxiously awaits the arrival of someone who could change her life for ever... Lancashire , the 1950s.Three young girls make their way in a post war world As all three girls face tragedy, can they learn from their mothers'mistakes? Or will history repeat itself?
That includes forcing a reluctant boyfriend of ten years to propose, regardless of the consequences, just so she can wear an expensive white frock. Gerri just can’t get past the fantasy of the perfect wedding day and she is prepared to go to any lengths to achieve her aims, including ignoring her fiancé’s obvious reluctance to amble down the aisle.After all, Gerri reasons, she is not going to give up on a relationship of almost a decade no matter what; she is almost twenty nine and Gary is the sexiest thing to have ever walked. She wants the wedding of her dreams with the man of her dreams and turns into full Bridezilla mode to get there.
The Pearl of Great Price has revealed fatal flaws in all who've possessed it since its discovery in Australia a century ago. Desperate to break the curse, new owner Liana Robertson hides her gem in a vault. When her son disappears--with the pearl--Liana and her ex-husband must overcome their bitterness to find the boy and the enemy who will stop at nothing to reclaim this coldly perfect and dangerous treasure.
In the Seventh Avenue world of haute couture, three women are determined to make it to the top. But a twisted human monster stalks the streets of Manhattan and his attention has been caught by the glittering trio.
The chronicles of The Winter of the World echo down the ages in half-remembered myth and song - tales of mysterious powers of the Mastersmiths, of the forging of great weapons, of the subterranean kingdoms of the duergar, of Gods who walked abroad, and of the powers that struggled endlessly for dominion.In the Northlands, beleaguered by the ever-encroaching Ice and the marauding Ekwesh, a young cowherd, Alv, saved from the raiders by the mysterious Mastersmith, discovers in himself an uncanny power to shape metal - but it is a power that may easily be turned to evil ends. Alv flees the Mastersmith, and embarks on the quest to find both his own destiny, and a weapon that will let him stand against the Power of the Ice.
This is a new Logan McRae thriller from the bestselling author of "Cold Granite", set to rival Ian Rankin. It's summertime in the Granite city: the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and people are dying! It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks - the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan McRae it's a bad start to another bad day. Only a few short months ago, he was the golden boy of Grampian police. But one botched raid later, he's palmed off on a DI everyone knows is a jinx, waiting for the axe to fall with all the other rejects in the 'Screw-up Squad'. Logan's not going to take it lying down. He's determined to escape DI Steel and her unconventional methods, and the best way to do that is to crack the case in double-quick time. But, Rosie Williams won't be the only one making an unscheduled trip to the morgue. Across the city, six people are burning to death in a petrol-soaked squat, the doors and windows screwed shut from the outside. And despite Logan's best efforts, it's not long before another prostitute turns up on the slab! Stuart MacBride's characteristic grittiness, gallows humour and lively characterization make this his second unputdownable novel, confirming his status as the rising star of crime fiction.
On the face of it, friends Leah Cavendish and Nora O'Brian have little in common: Nora is a domestic and Leah the daughter of a wealthy haulage magnate. But both are isolated members of the opulent Cavendish household and, spirited young women, they instantly recognise kindred spirits in each other. So when Nora is unfairly flung on to the streets by Leah's grasping brother-in-law, Leah follows her, defiantly declaring her intention to move into a house in Liverpool's docklands, alongside Nora and her impoverished family. But nothing can prepare Leah for the squalor that greets her in Oil Street. Nor for the impact of meeting Sean Maguire, Nora's proud and handsome Irish neighbour...
Why should mine-owner Halliday have changed his will? And why should he disappear? Redfern, his solicitor, realizes he must find the answers. His investigations lead him to a gold mine in Yukon and to the "high stand" of red cedars in the forests of British Columbia where deadly secrets lie.
Golden Years is a vital book for people who want to be prepared for their retirement as well as those facing retirement now. Everyone needs to review their financial arrangements consistently and frequently, particularly throughout their later years. As retirement now accounts for, on average, one-third of our adult lives, it just isn't enough to organise your finances when finishing up work, having ignored the subject for the 10 or 20 years before retiring. Knowing what you want and what is available to you can really pay dividends; Golden Years shows you how to understand what makes the best pension and investments package for your own needs, the benefits you may be entitled to, and even the steps you need to take to move to that Mediterranean idyll you've been dreaming of. Golden Years provides solid, practical advice for the basics of planning your retirement no matter how near or far away it is and also considers how to boost retirement income and your enjoyment of retirement life; suitable investments for older people; how to minimise your tax bill; and how to make sure, when the time comes, that your wealth goes where you want it to go rather than to the taxman. Above all, Golden Years gives you those tips essential to enjoying your retirement to the fullest.
Katie’s full of trepidation as she arrives in Liverpool. It’s her first posting and her work will be so secret that she can’t even speak about it to the family she’s billeted with. She makes it clear that she’s here to do her bit for the war effort, not to flirt with the many servicemen based at the nearby barracks. Which is just fine with Luke, son of the household and battle-scarred veteran of Dunkirk. He’s had his heart broken already by a flighty nurse. His mother can’t help worry about him - but she’s got more than enough on her plate with her youngest children, the teenage twins, who don’t see why a war should stop them having fun and achieving their ambition to go on the stage. Then the bombs begin to rain in Liverpool in earnest and everyone, from oldest to youngest, must realise what matters most in life.
Two minutes can be a lifetime. But break the two minute rule and it's a lifetime in jail. Ask anyone on the wrong side of the law about the two minute rule and they'll tell you that's as long as you can hope for at a robbery before the cops show up.But not everyone plays by the rules. When an aging ex-con finally gets out of jail, freedom doesn't taste too sweet. His son is gunned down in a drive-by shooting. It seems like a random crime, but when the victim is a cop - especially a cop with a con for a father - the motives are never simple.When the hit is exposed as a revenge killing, and the question of police corruption is raised, it becomes a father's last duty to clear his son's name and catch the killer.
The folk of one small Liverpool street cope with the first year of World War II. They find the war affects each of them in a different way. One woman worries about her twin sons who are called up, another is liberated from a loveless marriage, whilst Jessica Fleming's life is changed irrevocably.
The Magical New Novel From The Number 1 Bestselling Author Of Ps, I Love You, Where Rainbows End And If You Could See Me Now. Since Sandy Shortt'S Childhood Schoolmate Disappeared Twenty Years Ago, Sandy Has Been Obsessed With Missing Things. Finding Becomes Her Goal Whether It'S The Odd Sock That Vanished In The Washing Machine, The Car Keys She Misplaced In Her Rush To Get To Work Or The Graver Issue Of Finding The People Who Vanish From Their Lives. Sandy Dedicates Her Life To Finding These Missing People, Offering Devastated Families A Flicker Of Hope. Jack Ruttle Is One Of Those Desperate People. It'S Been A Year Since His Brother Donal Vanished Into Thin Air And The Sleepless Nights And Frantic Days Aren'T Getting Any Easier. He Thinks Sandy Shortt Could Well Be The Answer To His Prayers. But When Sandy Goes Missing Too, Her Search Ends When She Stumbles Upon The Place And People She'S Been Looking For All Of Her Life. A World Away From Her Loved Ones And The Home She Ran From For So Long, Sandy Soon Resorts To Her Old Habit Again, Searching. Though This Time, She Is Desperately Trying To Find Her Way Home&
Two women, two lives, two very different fates. Josephine is one of the very few female journalists in Victorian England-- not a job for a respectable young woman. Her chosen path is far from easy but she's determined and courageous. Harriet is content to drift from one opportunity to another, from man to man, living by her singing,resorting to prostitution when times get tough. It's a turbulent, unpredictable life -- a way of life which ultimately leads to her untimely end. Josephine is horrified and yet fascinated by the case. If circumstances had been different, Harriet's fate could have been her own. The two women are close in age, their families not so very different. What made one life turn out this way? Betty Burton has based this novel on a real-life tragedy and turns her storytelling talents to exploring the background. She writes of what it means to be a woman in a man's world -- be it the ultimate victim with no control or the one who dares to try to break the mould.
Young Anna McIntyre's charm, vivacity and beauty have won her many friends in the rural community where she lives. She is loved by all - except her father, Roderick. To him, Anna is no more than a skivvy, and he mercilessly bullies her brothers, Magnus and Adam. By the author of "Rhanna".
Sally's in a pickle. Her conservative bosses won’t let her do anything she wants at work and her long-term boyfriend Will has given her the push. Then she meets the beautiful young Marcus outside a local college. Only problem is he's a little too young. She's thirty-something and he's a teenager. But Sally's a spirited young woman and is determined to shake things up. When Mr Finnegan – her lecherous old-fashioned boss – discovers Sally's sexual peccadill's, he's determined to get some action of his own and it isn't too long before everyone's enjoying naughty – and very bizarre – shenanigans.
A follow-up to PEMBERLEY which returns to the world of Mr Darcy and his wife Elizabeth, who now have two children, a model daughter who, if not for her sex, would make a perfect heir, and a son, who would not.
It had all begun with the theft of the Orb that had so long protected the West from the evil God Torak. Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy. Afterward, he discovered that his aunt was really the Sorceress Polgara and his grandfather was Belgarath, the Eternal Man. Then, on the long quest to recover the Orb, Garion found to his dismay that he, too, was a sorcerer. Now, at last, the Orb was regained and the quest was nearing its end. Of course, the questors still had to escape from this crumbling enemy fortress and flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers searching for them, while Grolim Hierarchs strove to destroy them with dark magic. Then, somehow, they must manage to be in Riva with the Orb by Erastide. After that, however, Garion was sure that his part in these great events would be finished. But the Prophecy still held future surprises for Garion - and for the little Princess Ce'Nedra! THUS CONTINUES BOOK FOUR OF THE BELGARIAD
Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the Richest, Most Powerful Criminal in History
Killing Pablocharts the rise and spectacular fall of Pablo Escobar, the richest and most violent criminal in history. It exposes for the first time the massive covert operation by US Special Forces to hunt down the man described as 'the billionaire godfather of international drug trafficking'.
Of all the contenders for the title of The Great American Novel, none has a better claim than The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Intended at first as a simple story of a boy's adventures in the Mississippi Valley-a sequel to Tom Sawyer-the book grew and matured under Twain's hand into a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. More than a century after its publication, the critical debate over the symbolic significance of Huck's and Jim's voyage is still fresh, and it remains a major work that can be enjoyed at many levels: as an incomparable adventure story and as a classic of American humor.
The essential guide to handling your money from the nation's favourite money man - new for the Quick Reads series.Do you worry about bills?Are you finding it difficult to save?Is it hard to budget when you don't have much money?No matter how you handle your cash, or how little money you have, Alvin Hall'sMoney Magicis the first step to making money work for you. As he takes you through his seven steps to success, Alvin gives you advice that really works. Find out how to: -Track your money habits -Learn about your money personality -Get out of debt -Start to save -Make money work in a relationship -Become a money magic family -Chase your money dreams Based on years of experience, Alvin'sMoney Magicis full of easy-to-follow tips and advice. It will get you started on the road to financial freedom, whatever your current situation.A short, sharp shot of advice from the Quick Reads series.
The Sacred Diarist Adrian Plass Presents The Horizontal Epistles of Andromeda Veal Readers of ,The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass, Aged 37 3/4' will recall the 'small but powerful' figure of Andromeda Veal. In 'The Horizontal Epistles', Andromeda, now eight, finds herself in a more vulnerable situation. After breaking a femur while trying to eat muesli and roller-skate at the same time', she is on traction in hospital, temporarily deserted by her separated parents, and very lonely. Anne Plass mobilises the whole church into letter-writing action, and many old friends put pen to paper over the next few weeks, including Gerald Plass, the enigmatic Leonard Thynn, Charles Cook (writing from Deep Joy Bible School), the Sacred Diarist himself, and even the awful Mrs Flushpool communicating her rather acidic best wishes! Meanwhile, Andromeda writes not only to her church friends, but also to the famous — Cliff Richard and Mr. 'Gorgeous Chops' — with stern advice and helpful suggestions. After receiving a letter and a visit from Father John, a monk, Andromeda decides that her family problems will only be solved if she goes right to the top.
Romance novelist Jasmine Woods was universally adored by her readers--but apparently not by her relatives and neighbors. Halfway through her latest torrid bestseller, one of them cuts her career short, and Chief Inspector Quantrill is perplexed. The only one who could help is his daughter, and she's not talking.
In this sequel to "Know Your Own IQ", Eysenck responds to criticisms, providing five new tests of the standard type as a check. He also provides three specific tests which are designed to determine whether the reader shows more ability in verbal, numerical or visual-spatial terms.
A step-by-step guide to solving cryptic clues and anagrams. Focusing on the humour of clues and the intellectual satisfaction to be gained, the author presents the wide range of crossword puzzles in a work intended as an introduction for beginners and a reference work for addicts.