Kitty is not pleased with her mother's boyfriend, especially his views on the anti-nuclear issue, until unexpected events prompt her, after all, to help him find his place in the family. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
THE GENTLEMAN WAS A DYED-IN-THE-WOOL-ROMANTIC. BUT HE HAD MUCH TO LEARN ABOUT LOVE! At first, aspiring writer Cicely Caldwell was insulted to be asked to pose as the anonymous lady author of the vastly popular Chaos Is Come Again, a horrid piece of gothic drivel. Then she realized such a pretense would gain her entrée into the literary circles that might forward her own writing career. Handsome Lord Montaigne confessed the real anonymous lady was his aunt and that Cicely seemed the sort of discreet country lady who would do the part justice. However, Cicely, with a nose for a good story, soon suspected the startling truth of the anonymous lady's shocking identity. As the holidays approached, Cicely was unaware that her search for a fictional hero was leading her straight to a man whose outward cynicism could not hide his true romantic nature . . . on the page or off!
Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington Series, Book 3)
THE PROLES ARE REVOLTINGThe families who rule the People's Republic of Haven are in trouble. The treasury's empty, the Proles are restless, and civil war is imminent.But the ruling class knows what they need to keep in power: another short, victorious war to unite the people and fill the treasury once more. It's a card they've played often in the last half-century, always successfully, and all that stands in their way is the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its threadbare allies. Enemies who in the past have always backed down.Only this time the Peeps face something different. This time they're up against Captain Honor Harrington and a Royal Manticoran Navy that's prepared to give them a war that's far from short...and anything but victorious.
Choosing a name for a child is an important decision for every parent. 'Irish Names for Children' is a handy pocket reference book that provides plenty of information on the origin and meaning of many Irish names. Recently, there has been a growth in popularity in names that have their roots in the Irish language. This book, which has been enlarged and revised by Gerald Slevin, the former Chief Herald, lists names of ancient Celtic origin with later introductions and reformed Irish spelling. It also includes names associated with particular Irish families and regions, a complete calendar of Irish saints, and an easy-reference English-Irish name index.
Scott Quinnell's book is called "The Hardest Test". It is the story of how he became a successful rugby player, in spite of having to fight against learning difficulties at school. When he retired in 2005 he continued his battle with dyslexia in order to change both his and his children's lives for ever.
It was all Kim's fault of course. She was his little sister and just crazy about ballet. If she hadn't insisted that he meet her after her classes he'd still be playing cricket for his school instead of prancing about in a pair of tights. And what if the mob from Tenterden Road Comprehensive found out..
The story of Marie Wilson, killed during the bombing at the Cenotaph at Enniskillen in November 1987, and of her father Gordon, who was able to pray for her killers every night. The book aims to show how hope can grow out of suffering and love.
This waltz is not a winner. Whitney and Mark, her skating partner, are waging Cold War, both on and off the ice. Their quarreling threatens their chances for a regional championship and their future partnership. True love, medals, and happy endings follow as surely as thaw follows freeze. The skating scenes glide smoothly, but off the ice the romantic dialogue and dilemma will seem silly to YA readers. A disappointing entry.
Crunch Time: Bk. 4 (Disney Stories from East High)
Terrorism, poverty, ecological meltdown, climate change, pandemics - this is the background noise we have all learnt to live with. But what if all these things could be laid at our own feet? Our society is moving faster than ever, yet it's filled with risk. This book discusses about causes of these issues and what we can do about them.
Dawson's Creek: Major Meltdown Vol 4 (Dawson's Creek)
Three novels in one, in the fourth omnibus from the hugely popular Dawson's Creek series, based on Channel 4's cult coming-of-age teen drama. Tough Enough When Principal Green introduces a mandatory new program called 'SpringPlan' at Capeside High, Jen, Joey, Pacey, Jack, Andie and Dawson find themselves assigned to 'Character Building Through Wilderness Training' in the wilds of North Carolina. A drill sargeant, pre-breakfast runs, splitting wood and poisonous snake identification classes mean tension runs high. But there's only one way out of the woods for the six friends... Playing for Keeps Summer's finally here and at Camp Takabec there's a sex war developing. Counselors Joey, Dawson, Pacey, Jen, Jack and Andie find themselves in a friendship tug-of-war pitting the guys against the gals. Meanwhile, Jen and Joey both fall for the same mysterious college guy from England. But everyone's still having a blast. Running on Empty Bessie and Joey's plan to rake in the dough with paying guests during Capeside's Weekend of the Whales' festival goes south fast when Bessie sprains her ankle, spoiled potato salad knocks out all the cooks in town, and it rains and rains and rains. Looks like its gonna be a long weekend...
Amber's been invited to a formal frat fete by Tyler Sheffield. But her father won't allow her to go it alone. So Amber talks Cher and De into going with her. Can Cher spend a random weekend in an accessory-free zone just to aid Amber? Will De go along with the plan--even if it sends Murray spiraling down the envy slide?.
Dawson's Creek: Too Hot to Handle Vol 9 (Dawson's Creek)
Pacey has a great idea to raise money to protect Dunn's Lighthouse from developers. Students will volunteer to dress as celebs, and other teens will bid on them. The highest bidders for the stars will own them for a day. Who would turn down this chance to fulfil his or her fantasies?
THE THIEF Fourteen years ago, four babies were implanted with the Medusa gene - a gene for psychic abilities. Now teenagers, Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan have been brought together by government agents to create a secret crime-fighting force - The Medusa Project. On their way to a distant boot camp, the four teens are attacked and forced to carry out a high-risk diamond theft... WALKING THE WALLS Felix is not scared to be different - but his fellow pupils find him confusing. Felix doesn't care, but everyone around him seems to have something to say about how he's living his life... Why can't they just let him be Felix?
Bill Bailey, the rugged Liverpudlian, was now a fully-fledged Tyneside building contractor, as stanchly loyal to his squad of workmen as they were to him. He had also met and married Fiona, a young widow with her own loveable family, to which she and Bill shortly added by adopting the orphaned Mamie.Life might be good, but the economic climate was growing distinctly cloudy, and it was vital that Bill land the contract for a major development scheme. Competition was fierce, and when his men came under attack, Bill was sure that someone was out to spoil their chances for the job.
Has Dawson's dream finally come true? A low-budget teen horror film is shooting in Capeside and Dawson would love to work on the set. This could be the professional break he's been looking for and he's really excited. That is until Jen lands the job he wanted.
When the going gets tough and jobs are scarce, well, what can three likely lads do? Unless, of course, they leave fair England and make their way to Germany in search of high wages, no taxes, luxury hostels, beer killers, and flaxen haired frauleins. Once there, however, the reality might be different. Particularly when it’s ‘willkommen’ to a stalag-like hut on a desolate building site, miles from the town centre and a very long way from home...
One Tree Hill: Meet The Stars Of One Tree Hill : Meet The Stars Of One Tree Hill
Think you know everything about the hot new stars from One Tree Hill? Think again! Lucas, Nathan, Peyton, Brooke, and Haley sizzle on the small screen every week. But what about the actors' real lives? This is your exclusive official guide to the stars behind the WB's hit drama -- on and off the set. Be the first to get the behind-the-scenes scoop on Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, and the rest of the One Tree Hill gang. Packed with pix and juicy info, this book is a slam dunk!
Two sisters. One man. One moment that will change all their lives forever... Living in the shadow of their domineering father, Rhianon and Sabrina Webster plan two very different futures. Until one fateful day when Pryce Pritchard, the man Rhianon loves, gets into a fight and all their worlds are thrown into turmoil.
Seventeen-year-old Liza is happy working as a lady's maid - until her employers decide to emigrate and her father makes up his mind that she is to wed an older widower whom she detests. Determined to avoid a loveless marriage, Liza plans to run away, and when the widower rapes her in order to force her to marry him, she flees back to the family for whom she worked, and they all set out on the long voyage to Australia. On board ship Liza realises she has fallen pregnant, and that even if she can survive the journey, the demanding life of a settler in 1850s Western Australia will be made even harder by an illegitimate child. But Liza is to find that in addition to deprivation of the worst sort, Australia will offer her opportunities she could never have dreamt of back home in Lancashire.
Ivan and Caroline, a contemporary couple of shared tastes and distinctly individual interests, make their perilous passage through courtship, early marriage, child rearing, careers, affairs, and causes,maintaining their sometimes tenuous union.
Just when Sara Moahan thought she'd gotten over the rugged bad boy, Ryder Sloan reappeared on her doorstep. But Sara was no longer the innocent girl who'd once fallen so foolishly in love. She was a single mother, with two little ones to protect....
AND A WEDDING RING IN HIS HAND!
Ryder hadn't realized how much seeing Sara again would affect him. And if he thought Sara was beautiful as a girl, seeing the wonderful mother she'd become had his thoughts racing. Because Ryder hadn't come home to relive their painful past. This time he had marriage on his mind, and Sara was the only bride for him....
Dawson's Creek: Shifting into Overdrive Vol 3 (Dawson's Creek)
Third in the series of novelizations based on Channel 4's prime-time teen drama "Dawson's Creek". When Jen's wealthy cousin invites her to a Sweet Sixteen party in New York City, Jen coaxes a reluctant Joey along. Meanwhile Dawson and Pacey are hot on their trail, dying to know what they're up to.
Doris Stokes tells of her special relationship with children and her psychic communications with children of every age,from the heroic young men of the Falklands War,to the 16 year old hostage of a ruthless gunman and the tragic stars who died too young: John Lennon,Marc Bolan and Richard Beckinsale.