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The Poppy Wife

Author : Caroline Scott
ISBN : 0062955322
Genre : Fiction
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In the tradition of Jennifer Robson and Hazel Gaynor, this unforgettable debut novel is a sweeping tale of forbidden love, profound loss, and the startling truth of the broken families left behind in the wake of World War I. 1921. Survivors of the Great War are desperately trying to piece together the fragments of their broken lives. While many have been reunited with their loved ones, Edie’s husband Francis is still missing. Francis is presumed to have been killed in action, but Edie knows he is alive. Harry, Francis’s brother, was there the day Francis went missing in Ypres. And like Edie, he’s hopeful Francis is living somewhere in France, lost and confused. Hired by grieving families in need of closure, Harry returns to the Western Front to photograph soldiers’ graves. As he travels through France gathering news for British wives and mothers, he searches for evidence his own brother is still alive. When Edie receives a mysterious photograph that she believes was taken by Francis, she is more certain than ever he isn’t dead. Edie embarks on her own journey in the hope of finding some trace of her husband. Is he truly gone, or could he still be alive? And if he is, why hasn’t he come home? As Harry and Edie’s paths converge, they get closer to the truth about Francis and, as they do, are soon faced with the life-changing impact of the answers they discover. An incredibly moving account of an often-forgotten moment in history—those years after the war that were filled with the unknown—The Poppy Wife tells the story of the thousands of soldiers who were lost amid the chaos and ruins in battle-scarred France; and the even greater number of men and women hoping to find them again.

The Book Of The Poppy

Author : Chris McNab
ISBN : 9780750989558
Genre : History
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The Remembrance Poppy is a haunting reminder of the ultimate cost of war. Worn by millions around the world every year, the Poppy compels us to remember war’s dead, wounded and bereaved, regardless of nationality or conflict. As we reflect on the centenary of the First World War, this book charts the history of the Remembrance Poppy, from its origins in the battle-tortured landscape of Flanders in 1915 to its enduring relevance in the present day. It sets the Poppy in its context of tragedy and sacrifice, always acknowledging that our war dead are gone, but not forgotten.

The Poppy Girls

Author : Margaret Dickinson
ISBN : 9781509851478
Genre : Fiction
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The Poppy Girls is the first title in The Maitland Trilogy, by bestselling author Margaret Dickinson. Even amidst the horror of the trenches, friendship will survive . . . Thwarted in her desire to become a doctor like her brother Robert, Pips Maitland rebels against her mother’s wishes that she settle down and raise children. However, when Robert brings home a friend from medical school, Giles Kendall, it seems perhaps Pips might fall in love with an acceptable suitor after all. But the year is 1914 and the future is uncertain. Hearing that her father’s friend, Dr John Hazelwood, is forming a flying ambulance corps to take to the front lines, Pips is determined to become one of its nurses and asks Alice Dawson, her maid, to go with her. Robert and Giles offer their services as doctors, and Alice’s brother William joins them as a stretcher bearer. Nothing could have prepared them for the horrific sights they encounter. Moving their unit close to the fighting to offer first aid as quickly as possible puts them all in constant danger. But even amidst the barrage of shelling and gunfire, the unending stream of injured being brought to their post, the love between Pips and Giles survives and blossoms just like the poppies of Flanders fields. Fans of Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin will love The Poppy Girls. Continue the story of the Maitland family with The Brooklands Girls.

The Juice Of The Poppy

Author : Anthony Dickenson
ISBN : 9781622124251
Genre : Fiction
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Synopsis: Electronics expert Steve Dalton owns a medical equipment agency in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His business takes him all over the world. Last year, a chance alliance with Cecil Liu, a shrewd Chinese businessman, and Tim Foster, an ex-SAS officer, created a uniquely qualified trio who successfully took on Middle Eastern terrorists aiming to wreck the American economy. Steve, Cecil, and Tim, on their mission in the preceding novel, The Strangling of Satan, became known to Western Security Forces as "The Unholy Trinity." Now, a year later, the West is calling on the group's skills yet again. The latest mission stems from the fear that the war against illicit drugs, heroin in particular, is being lost, costing society an astronomical amount. The trio's task is to discover the drug syndicates' new distribution routes and the ethnic groups involved, and to develop a counter strategy. Each man in the Trinity faces life-and-death struggles while taking on this dangerous mission. Collaboration with Interpol and international drug agencies take them from Myanmar to Thailand, Singapore, Marseille, and the UK. Corruption is everywhere and no one can be trusted. However, even in the thick of things, love and romance still manage to flourish. About the Author: Anthony Dickinson is an osteopath and an acupuncturist who lives in Cheshire in northwest England. His travels and knowledge of the Far East and his concern about illicit drugs form the basis of this book. He believes we need to look at world problems from a different perspective. Publisher's website: http: //

The Poppy Plague And England S Crime

Author : James Forbes Bisset Tinling
ISBN : UCBK:C004836855
Genre : China
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Asian Highlands Perspectives 35

Author : Various
Genre : Social Science
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This volume features research articles on Tibetan marmot hunting, Tibetan use of camels, Sinophone Tibetan author Alai, and yurt production and use, complimented by three short stories and seven book reviews. Asian Highlands Perspectives 35 (000-285)Author(s): Various(Full Text)Yurts in Be si chung, A Pastoral Community in A mdo: Form, Construction, Types, and Rituals (001-048)Author(s): Lha mo sgrol ma, and Gerald Roche(Full Text)Tibetan Marmot Hunting (049-074)Author(s): Sangs rgyas bkra shis, and C. K. Stuart(Full Text)A Complex Identity: Red Color-Coding in Alai's Red Poppies (075-101)Author(s): Draggeim, Alexandra(Full Text)Tibetans, Camels, Yurts, and Singing to the Salt Goddesses: An A mdo Elder Reflects on Local Culture (103-124)Author(s): Wenchangjia, and C. K. Stuart(Full Text)A Small Piece of Turquoise (127-141)Author(s): Nyima Gyamtsan(Full Text)Under the Shadow: A Story (143-158)Author(s): Huatse Gyal(Full Text)An Abandoned Mountain Deity (159-193)Author(s): Limusishiden(Full Text)Review Essay: Comparative Borderlands Across Disciplines and Across Southeast Asia (197-217)Author(s): Noseworthy, William B.(Full Text)Review: A Century of Protests (219-225)Author(s): Chandra, Uday(Full Text)Review: Empire and Identity in Guizhou (227-236)Author(s): Luo, Yu(Full Text)Review: Monastic and Lay Traditions in North-Eastern Tibet (237-242)Author(s): Weiner, Benno(Full Text)Review: Re-Constructed Ancestors and the Lahu Minority in Southwest China (243-253)Author(s): Du, Shanshan(Full Text)Review: Tales of Kha ba dkar po (255-274)Author(s): Zhang, Jundan(Jasmine)(Full Text)Review: Tibet Wild (275-285)Author(s): Bleisch, William V.(Full Text)

The Poppy

Author : Nicholas J. Saunders
ISBN : 9781780741857
Genre : History
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In the aftermath of the horrific trench warfare of the First World War, the poppy – sprouting across the killing fields of France and Belgium, then immortalised in John McCrae’s moving poem – became a worldwide icon. Yet the poppy has a longer history, as the tell-tale sign of human cultivation of the land, of the ravages of war and of the desire to escape the earthly realm through inspired Romantic opium dreams or the grim reality of morphine drips. This is a story spanning three thousand years, from the ancient Egyptian fights over prized medicinal potions to the addicted veterans returning home from the American Civil War, from the British political machinations during the Opium Wars with China to the struggle to end Afghanistan’s tribal narcotics trade. Through it all, there stands the transformative poppy. Nicholas J. Saunders brings us the definitive history of this ever-enduring but humble flower of the fields, a story that is at turns tragic, eye-opening and, most essentially, life-affirming – a gift to us all.

The Power Of The Poppy

Author : Kenaz Filan
ISBN : 9781594779381
Genre : History
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A comprehensive look at the inspiring, healing, and addictive powers of the Opium Poppy and its derivatives throughout history • Covers the history, risks, and benefits of opium, morphine, oxycodone, methadone, and fentanyl • Provides techniques of cultivation, extraction, and safe consumption as well as methods for overcoming addiction and staying “clean” • Profiles 11 famous users, including Thomas de Quincey, William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, and DJ Screw Few plant allies have a history as long and well-documented as Papaver somniferum, the celebrated and infamous opium poppy. For thousands of years people around the world have been unable to resist the poppy’s siren song of intoxicating pleasure, pain relief, and visionary states--so much so that this potent plant has literally adapted itself to human civilization: in increasing its intoxicating properties, it came to rely solely on humankind for its propagation. From 6,000-year-old poppy seeds found in archaeological digs in Europe to the black tar heroin factories of South America and the modern “War on Drugs,” Kenaz Filan explores the history of this enduring plant and its many derivatives--including opium, morphine, oxycodone, methadone, and fentanyl--as well as its symbiotic relationship with humans as medicine, food, intoxicant, and visionary tool. Profiling 11 famous users including Thomas de Quincey, William S. Burroughs, Lou Reed, and DJ Screw, Filan examines how opium and other poppy derivatives inspired them as well as the high price it exacted for its inspiration. Covering techniques of cultivation, extraction, and safe consumption along with methods for overcoming addiction and staying “clean,” this book offers a sensible approach to the poppy that recognizes the plant not as a crop to be harvested or eradicated but as a living, sentient ally that can offer healing or harm and must be approached with respect and caution.

Shirley The Poppy Fairy And The Little Girl Lucky

Author : Asha Jesrani
ISBN : 9781477219386
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This book is about a little girl called Lucky. Her classmates dont want to be her friend; she is a clever girl and does so well in her class. But Luckys intentions are to help them to do well in the class too. She was upset and didnt know how to help her classmates, until Shirley the poppy fairy comes along and guides her indirectly. With the help of Shirley the poppy fairy, Lucky follows her heart and finally wins all her classmates hearts and becomes their best friends forever.

The Lion And The Poppy

Author : Niall Barr
ISBN : 0313324743
Genre : History
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An illuminating study of the British veterans' movement. Barr explains how the British Legion became a national institution, and explores the Legion's influence upon British society during the inter-war years.

The Witch Who Picked A Poppy

Author : Katie Penryn
ISBN : 9782901556206
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Delicate white petals flutter in a summer’s breeze. All the while, cruel hearts beat to the rhythm of an evil drum. White witch Penzi and her assistant Felix, the shapeshifting leopard from the Middle Congo, are no strangers to wickedness, but they don’t expect their carefree trip into the French countryside for a family picnic to be the prelude to yet another batch of murders. Say France and poppies and most people conjure up a vision of the scarlet wildflowers of the battlefields of World War One and our remembrance of all who died there. However, a century later, it’s the violet-tinged white poppy that takes center stage. It's an important contributor to the country’s economy. But all is not well in the local poppy fields. Once again Penzi heeds the call to restore the balance of good and evil in the surroundings of her new home town of Beaucoup-sur-Mer. Felix tries but cannot hold her back. Penzi stays true to her vocation. Of course, Felix gives in and is there to help and protect her. If you love stories about witches, magic, and talking cats and dogs, all spiced up with a dollop of danger, you’ll love following along with Penzi and Felix, her shape-shifting sidekick, as they fight the good fight against evil in the small French seaside town of Beaucoup-sur-Mer.


Author : Flora Wilson
ISBN : OXFORD:600064474
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Sailor Lula

Author : Barry Gifford
ISBN : 9781609800765
Genre : Fiction
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On the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Barry Gifford's international bestseller, Wild at Heart, as well as the anniversary of the Palme d'Or–winning film adaptation by director David Lynch, Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels presents all of the novels and novellas that comprise the saga of Sailor Ripley and Lula Pace Fortune, "the Romeo and Juliet of the South": Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango (also made into a feature film), Sailor’s Holiday, Sultans of Africa, Consuelo’s Kiss, Bad Day for the Leopard Man, and The Imagination of the Heart.

The Poppy Field

Author : Deborah Carr
ISBN : 9780008301002
Genre : Fiction
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‘A beautiful, heartbreaking novel of war and loss and the resilience of the human spirit’ Rosemary, Netgalley Reader The USA Today bestseller!

The Poppy Broker

Author : Thomas Kirkwood
ISBN : 9781461141501
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A lucky hit by an obscure Italian geneticist produces a virus lethal to the opium poppy. It's like winning the lottery, thinks Noto, who takes his dangerous creation to Tommaso Scalzone, the Italian Interior Minister and head of the national police. Lucky they're fellow Sicilians, Noto muses. Lucky they know each other from childhood. Scalzone, brilliant and unassailable, will know where to sell the virus that will wipe out heroin, do it safely, and make them both rich beyond measure. He has no idea that Scalzone's immense power comes from the Mafia as well as the police, that Scalzone is one of the great criminal minds of our time and that Noto will lose his lottery ticket and his life. In possession of the virus, Scalzone develops a diabolical plan. He will wipe out the world's opium crop, an anti-terrorist coup for which the US will receive credit - but not before he has genetically engineered an opium poppy both immune to the virus and sterile. Seeds to the sterile hybrid, easily transportable to any corner of the globe, will give him an airtight monopoly over opium and its derivatives for years to come. Al Qaeda, the Taliban and others, threatened by the loss their cash crop, will pay his exorbitant price. Another defeat for the US; another triumph for terrorism. And behind it all, on a stage that spans half of Europe, is Scalzone and his cast of thousands. But wait. There is still an obstacle. Scalzone does not have an opium plant resistant to the virus, let alone a sterile hybrid. There is, however, one scientist who can give him what he needs: a genetic engineer at the University of Paris named Claude Armand. To carry out the necessary kidnapping, he relies on the Mafia pezzonovante with whom he is closest, Don Pippo Greco. The Don farms out the job to his hotshot nephew, Gianni (pronounced Johnny). Scalzone, in a fine expression of his shrewd criminal mind and brutal methods, enlists the support of a terrified Swiss German, the owner of a near-bankrupt genetics lab that has done secret military work in the past. Blossoming simultaneously in France is a passionate clandestine love affair between a Bordeaux aristocrat and a famous actress: Chantal Armand, the beautiful married daughter of Claude Armand. Chantal, on a visit to her ancestral home, is swept up in the kidnapping of her father and lands with him in the underground lab in Switzerland. After exhaustive investigations by the police, they are pronounced dead - thanks to the ingenious planning and execution of the crime. Jean-François Duret returns to his life in the countryside outside Bordeaux, hopelessly bereft after losing the only woman he has ever loved. By the time he discovers a clue that Chantal might still be alive, she has become the object of Scalzone's perverse lust. But she has not lost her passion for Jean-François. Indeed, she has been working tirelessly on an escape, spinning a web for Gianni and her other guards with the delicacy and determination that have made her a master of the theater. She deceives for Jean-François; Jean-François deceives for her; Scalzone deceives for power and money; Lichtheim, the Swiss German, deceives . . . himself. The search, then the chase, for Chantal begins. Everything is movement and color, from Paris to the stark beauty of the Alps, from Milan to the incongruously lovely Sicilian estate of Tommaso Scalzone. As layers of deception fall away, the air trembles with unpredictable and often gruesome change. But one constant remains - love. Jean-François finds Chantal at last, but must then face Scalzone in a conclusion that is as terrifying as it is unforgettable. And the all-important clue that puts Jean-François on Chantal's trail? No, no, not here. For that luscious tidbit, one must read THE POPPY BROKER

Memorandum On Agriculture In The District Of Cawnpore

Author : F. N. Wright
ISBN : UCAL:B4200279
Genre : Agriculture
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The Poppy Children

Author : E. B. Sachem
ISBN : UOM:39015002753302
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A Poppy Garden

Author : Emily Malbone Morgan
ISBN : OSU:32435018126243
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The Illustrated London News

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Author : David Wishart
ISBN : 9781444732733
Genre : Fiction
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The one 'fact' that everyone knows about Emperor Nero is that he fiddled while Rome burned. But what elements of nature and nuture combined to make this notorious character? An entertaining view is presented by Titus Petronius, Nero's pleasure-loving Advisor on Taste, through whose eyes we see the tumultuous, and ultimately tragic, life of the emperor. But is it a view we can trust? As their relationship develops, Petronius finds to his dismay that his personal sympathies lie more with the mad emperor than with the forces that seek to keep him in check. Caught between his own beliefs and the political realities of his time, he finds himself walking a path which will lead him and others inevitably to disaster.

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