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The Garden Next Door

Author : José Donoso
ISBN : 0802133681
Genre : Fiction
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A Chilean writer named Julio and his wife, Gloria, are at a low point in their lives. Constantly bickering, the pair are beset by worries about money, their writing, and their son (who may or may not be plying the oldest profession in Marrakesh). When Julio's boyhood best friend, now a famous artist, lends the couple his luxurious Madrid apartment for the summer, it is an escape for both - but in particular for Julio, who fantasizes about the garden next door and the erotic life of the lovely young aristocratic woman who inhabits it. But Julio's life - and career - unravel In Madrid: he is rebuffed by a famous literary agent, Nuria Monclus, who detests him and his novel; his son's friend from Marrakesh moves in and causes havoc; and Gloria begins to drink. In the face of pitiless adversity, Julio's talent inexorably begins to fade. The garden next door, however, is also Gloria, who has been doing some creating of her own. It is this twist that transforms Donoso's brilliant satire of the writer's life into something even greater: a carefully crafted and bitteily comic meditation on gardens, deceit, and the nature of a writer's muse.

The Next Door House

Author : Mrs. Molesworth
ISBN : UOM:39015039619542
Genre : Children's stories
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No One Gardens Alone

Author : Emily Herring Wilson
ISBN : 0807085634
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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No One Gardens Alone tells for the first time the story of Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-1985). Like classic biographies of Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay, this fascinating book reveals Lawrence in all her complexity and establishes her, at last, as one of the premier gardeners and gardening writers of the twentieth century. "In this first biography of the renowned gardening writer Elizabeth Lawrence, Emily Herring Wilson reminds us that even quiet lives hold unsuspected passions. Written with graceful clarity, sensitivity, and empathy, this life is a perennial."--Linda H. Davis, author of Onward and Upward: A Biography of Katharine S. White Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-1985) lived a singular, often contradictory life. She was a traditional southerner; a successful, independent garden writer with her own newspaper column and numerous books to her credit; a dutiful daughter who cared for her elders and lived with her mother; a landscape architect; a passionate poet; a friend of literary figures like Eudora Welty and Joseph Mitchell; and a very private woman whose recently discovered letters illuminate aspects of her mystery. Lawrence earned many fans during her lifetime and gained even more after her death with the reissue of many of her classic books. When Emily Herring Wilson edited a collection of letters between Lawrence and famed New Yorker editor Katharine S. White in Two Gardeners, she found legions of readers who were eager to know more about the legendary Lawrence. Now, one hundred years after her birth, No One Gardens Alone tells for the first time the story of this fascinating woman. Like classic biographies of literary figures such as Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay, this book reveals Lawrence in all her complexity and establishes her, at last, as one of the premier gardeners and garden writers of the twentieth century.

The Garden Birds Of Feathers Territory

Author : Lorraine Pinder
ISBN : 9781491879139
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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On a lovely autumn day in a quiet neighbourhood village, Feathers Territory is formed after some garden birds discover that seeds and nuts have been set out for them in most of the back gardens. This is a welcoming sight for the birds as they are aware that winter is approaching. The winter is very harsh. The garden birds soon learn they have to survive and occupy themselves in the very cold and snowy weather. Their life is never boring. They make use of all the facilities in the gardens and learn how to fend off their unwelcoming enemies. How do the garden birds manage to survive the winter?

Design For Nature In Dementia Care

Author : Garuth Chalfont
ISBN : 9781843105718
Genre : Medical
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Adopts a holistic and person-centred approach to caring for dementia sufferers by considering their emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. Provides comprehensive examples of the wide range of ways a person can connect to nature through indoor and outdoor activities, elements and environments.

Wandering Heart

Author : Susanna Fessler
ISBN : 9781438402703
Genre : History
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This first Western language study of one of Japan's most popular writers includes translations of key passages, critical commentary, and full translations of three essays by Hayashi Fumiko.

The Imaginer Of Memos

Author : Leo Farr
ISBN : 9781457503986
Genre : Fiction
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The Imaginer of Memos is an example of what I call ficlution: fic, the first three letters of fiction, and lution, the last two syllables of solution to form the word ficlution: A type of writing that presents a fictitious story that is meant to entertain and stimulate; but also, to present a real human problem, combining emotions with facts, and offering a possible solution to that problem. Here is the story of a man, who struggles to over come many handicaps, as a child and as an adult-as all humans in their own lives must do. Along the way he experiences love and triumph, pain and suffering, loneliness and friendship. Finally, he becomes aware of and he accepts a life long mission of faith: Memos. That mission is to fill in the details of the concept of Memos to form a new social unit through which mankind may ultimately find the meaning of life and the universe. Leo Farr is happily married and has five children and five grandchildren. He is presently retired from the State of California and living in Sacramento, California. Over the years, as a counselor and supervisor in the Department of Rehabilitation, as a coach for youth sports, and as an author he has shown a deep interest in the development of children and the personality of adults. He has written three other books: Stacey and her Lessons in Learning;Children, Dogs, and other Wild Things; and Ficlution of Coaching, Eating, and Mankind.

Celebrated Trials Of All Countries ; And Remarkable Cases Of Criminal Jurisprudence

Author : John Jay Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044126329
Genre : Criminal law
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Negative Capability

Author : Michèle Roberts
ISBN : 9781913207151
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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I decided to write down everything that had happened; the only way I could think of coping. ‘Michèle Roberts’s memoir begins when her latest novel is rejected and, feeling she has lost her identity as writer, she turns to nature, good food and good company to hold herself together.’ Hilary Mantel, The Guardian

The Last Books Of H G Wells

Author : HG Wells
ISBN : 9781939681072
Genre : Fiction
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This volume contains the two last works by HG Wells. Nearing the end of his life, increasingly distressed over the war, Wells deals with death and apocalypse, mortality and religion, and with “human insufficiency.” Mind at the End of its Tether “One approaches it with awe. You come across references to it everywhere: Colin Wilson, Priestly, Koestler. It seems to have been a wounding work; something no one could agree with, but something that couldn’t be taken lightly.”—Art Beck “In the face of our universal inadequacy . . . man must go steeply up or down and the odds seem to be all in favor of his going down and out. If he goes up, then so great is the adaptation demanded of him that he must cease to be a man. Ordinary man is at the end of his tether.”—HG Wells The Happy Turning Wells’ barbed fantasies about the afterlife take the forms of “happy” dream walks. In one he converses with Jesus: But being crucified upon the irreparable things that one has done, realizing that one has failed, that you have let yourself down and your poor silly disciples down and mankind down, that the God in you has deserted you—that was the ultimate torment. Even on the cross I remember shouting out something about it.” “Eli. Eli, lama sabachthani?” I said. “Did someone get that down?” he replied. “Don’t you read the Gospels?” “Good God, No!” he said. “How can I? I was crucified before all that.”

Tales From Bective Bridge

Author : Mary Lavin
ISBN : 9780571295319
Genre : Fiction
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'Mary Lavin's stories... are subtle without making a palaver about it, beautifully told, no pat endings, no slickness; and as in life, nothing is resolved.' William Trevor First published in 1943, Tales from Bective Bridge is a collection of ten stories that memorably depict the rural mid-lands of Ireland and their people. Mary Lavin, though American-born, grew up in Athenry; and though the Irish short story was a dauntingly well-established form she succeeded in reinventing it with this, her debut collection, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, which exhibits a Chekhovian gift for the meaning of small things, contrary behaviours and emotions. This 2012 edition, reissued for the centenary of Mary Lavin's birth, includes an introduction by Evelyn Conlon. 'One of modern Irish fiction's most subversive voices... [Lavin's] art explored often brutal tensions, disappointments and frustrations dictating the relationships within so-called 'normal' families.' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

Get A F*cking Grip

Author : Matthew Kimberley
ISBN : 9781843584667
Genre : Self-Help
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- You know the key to having more energy has nothing to do with crystals and chakras... and everything to do with how much sleep you get. - You know that neglecting your friends will leave you destitute and lonely... but you're still too damn lazy to pick up your phone and get in touch. - You know you could get through your to-do list in half the time... yet you're still stalking your ex on Facebook. - You know you just need a kick up the backside... and that's what you'll find within the pages of this book. Get A F*cking Grip is the self-help book for people who hate self-help, offering simple no-nonsense advice that you can implement into all areas of your life, allowing you to get on with everything you've always wanted to do. Learning how to get a f*cking grip is the key to taking back control of your life.

Mog And Tom S Kitten Capers Book One

Author : A.B. Adair
ISBN : 9781398424418
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Mog and Tom’s Kitten Capers: Book One is the first of four books to be published containing amusing and entertaining short stories in verse about life as seen through a kitten’s eyes, some behaviour of which cat owners and animal lovers alike can relate to by observing their own pets. Firing the imagination, these endearing stories allow you to escape into Mog and Tom’s world and capture the magic of their adventures as they tell of different creatures they meet, friends and enemies they make and of how the kittens are able to face different challenges and overcome dangers as they explore the world around them. These funny, entertaining and comical stories are written to appeal to all who read or hear them.

Pretty Girl Su Wenxi

Author : Fei FeiXue
ISBN : 9781649755667
Genre : Fiction
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"Who is he?" The servant tried his best to ignore the fact that his young mistress had flown up and landed on the ground, after mumbling "I didn't see anything" ten times, he respectfully replied, "This is Young Master Ziying, who has an engagement with my young mistress!" The scene of Su Wen Xi holding a baby in his arms and pulling on a skinny and small child filled his mind. His entire body shivered as he shouted, "He looks like a bean sprout!" Su Wen Xi felt that this marriage, no matter what, must be disrupted.

So You Want To Own A B B? Think Again

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ISBN : 9781434979087
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Bittersweet Neighbourhood

Author : Junio Carols
ISBN : 9781665590693
Genre : Fiction
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Nestled within a picturesque little hamlet is Lavender Mews. To outsiders, the neighbours who dwell there seem staid and boring. But if they dare to delve deeper, they would discover that all the neighbours hide dark secrets they desperately need to remain just that—secret. Luke is a car aficionado who just wishes his wife, Ginger, would be less demanding and more content with his faithfulness. But there’s only one problem. His flirtatious neighbor, Cindy, has an obvious crush on him and isn’t shy about pursuing him. Dottie, who habitually spies on her forgetful neighbour, Marie, also has her finger on the pulse of everything else that occurs on her street. Unfortunately, the other neighbours have labeled Dottie and her husband, Duke, as Dumb and Dumber. Christian is a vegan, body-obsessed barrister who has never lost a case. When he begins digging up dirt on another group of untouchables, he has no idea he is about to uncover a juicy scandal. As an unexpected chain of events unfolds, now only time will tell if secrets will ever be revealed or remain hidden forever. In this darkly comedic tale, the residents of a little neighbourhood go about their days while harboring secrets that have the potential to change everything.

London Pride

Author : Beryl Kingston
ISBN : 9781448213948
Genre : Fiction
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Growing up in the Tower of London under the loving protection of her soldier father, Peggy is proud and content, even if she does have to put up with her mother's nerves and her whining younger sister, Baby. But when fate moves to rip her away from the security she has known, it is down to her to look after her mother and two sisters. Taking the world's burdens on to her narrow shoulders is something that comes all too easily to Peggy, often at the expense of her own well-being. For later, when War comes to London, it only seems natural for Peggy to join the ARP and do her bit to protect her beloved city. Watching the skies through long, fear filled nights, fire-fighting and digging victims from the ruins of their homes does not excuse Peggy from her duties to her family, who still expect to be taken care of. But life seems to be looking up when love comes in the shape of neighbour Jim Boxall. Like Peggy, Jim has had to look after his own family from a young age, whilst doing his best to better himself in a world that dismisses his promise and intelligence because of his class. Joining the RAF is his chance to get on in the world, but it also tears him away from his home, and from Peggy. London Pride, first published in 1990, is Beryl Kingston's tribute to the people of London's endurance and bravery throughout the terrors of the Blitz, and a testament to how love – like the London Pride flower itself – can blossom and grow from the rubble.

Sniper One

Author : Dan Mills
ISBN : 9780141909455
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The gritty, awe-inspiring true story that takes you right into the heart of the Iraq war from Sunday Times No.1 bestseller Sgt. Dan Mills 'If I could give it more stars I would' 5***** Reader Review 'One of the best first-hand accounts of combat that I've ever read' Andy McNab 'A truly stunning story. I have read this 4 times and it's still as captivating now as the first time' 5***** Reader Review 'We all saw it at once. Half a dozen voices screamed 'Grenade!' simultaneously. Then everything went into slow motion . . .' _______ April 2004. Dan Mills and his platoon of snipers fly into southern Iraq, part of an infantry battalion sent to win hearts and minds. They were soon fighting for their lives. Back home we were told they were peacekeeping. But there was no peace to keep. Because within days of arriving in theatre, Mills and his men were caught up in the longest, most sustained fire fight British troops had faced for over fifty years. This awe-inspiring account tells of total war in throat-burning winds and fifty-degree heat, blasted by mortars and surrounded by heavily armed militias - you won't be able to put this down. _______ 'A gritty speedball-run. Strong, cohesive and complete . . . It plugs the reader straight into the blood and guts of the action' The Times 'Full-on graphic detail . . . You can practically taste the dust and the cordite' Daily Express 'The most vivid account ever of total combat on Iraq's frontline' Sun 'A highly-charged, action filled, adrenalin-pumped, page-turning read that, frankly, knocks the socks off all previous British accounts in this genre' Sunday Telegraph

Dizzy S Joie De Vivre

Author : Jacqueline Lindenfeld
ISBN : 9781646705832
Genre : Fiction
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Dizzy is an exuberant and fearless lady, an eighty-year-old "free spirit" who likes to help people and share her love of life with them. While looking for her missing cat, she meets a homeless man half her age, and they strike up a friendship. They go on a trip together in her newly acquired car-despite her children's warnings-and have some adventures (good and bad). Then Dizzy goes to France as a caretaker for a young American boy and has other exploits, sometimes comical. All along, she is wondering who took care of her runaway cat in her absence. The mystery is finally solved and Dizzy's life takes a sharp turn for new adventures.


Author : Mrs. Oliphant (Margaret)
ISBN : OSU:32435004095154
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