Look Mummy I M Dancing

Author: Robert Marlowe
Editor: Prestige Press
ISBN: 9781843752998
File Size: 42,82 MB
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As I had always been praised for writing a good letter I decided to take that tack in my autobiography. As though writing a letter to a friend, i.e. the reader. I had to collate all the relevant details and finally putting pen to paper in longhand I commenced. I had never learnt to type, no time for that, and I never had ambition for office work. I will not mention computers - I'm a dodo where those are concerned. Too old a dog for new tricks! Whilst recollecting the past can be exhilarating it has trauma attached in equal proportion especially reliving odd moments - some exceedingly odd!!! The one truism I have realised is that authenticity is essential and in that I cannot be faulted. Throughout my book you will find more famous names than you could shake a stick at. However no sex or dirt which will make my book unique by today's standards - however - some astonishing revelations! I hope you will find it an interesting and enjoyable read.

Glowfly Dance

Author: Jade Gibson
Editor: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 1415206546
File Size: 44,60 MB
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‘I never see my father. My father never sees me. But I see with the eyes he gave me. Slanted like the wings of gulls flying in the sky. And, when my mother speaks of Mexico, her eyes mist up with the lights of memory.’ Through young Mai’s eyes, life is enchanting and full of beauty. She dances on her grandfather’s feet while he talks of freedom. But the world is hard and her mother is struggling. When Rashid arrives, he casts a deep shadow over their lives. Nothing is beyond her new stepfather. They are desperate to escape from him, and their world becomes a constant battle for survival – one of fleeing, multiple identities, abduction and upheaval. Mai’s eyes not only witness the story of her mother, but also the poignant stories of the many women she encounters across different countries. Finally, Mai learns that, when freedom comes, it comes at a bitter price. From Mexico to Scotland to London to North Africa, the West Indies and back again, Glowfly Dance is a powerful and haunting story of migration, resilience and, ultimately, hope.

Hens Dancing

Author: Raffaella Barker
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 140885161X
File Size: 45,63 MB
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Venetia Summers appears to lead a fairy-tale rural existence with her husband and two sons in her tumbledown Norfolk cottage. But when her husband leaves her for his masseuse, not even the arrival of a splendid baby daughter can make up for the sense of loss she feels for her newly lopsided family. Hens Dancing follows Venetia's diaries over the course of a year. It tells of domestic battles - with an unruly garden, errant cockerels, Orcs and War Hammers and a traumatic bathroom conversion. But there are also consolations: a passion for fun fur, the severe beauty of the Norfolk landscape, the regal serenity of The Beauty (Venetia's baby daughter) and perhaps, amongst it all, the promise of new love.

A Doctor To Come Home To

Author: Gill Sanderson
Editor: Accent Press Ltd
ISBN: 1783753684
File Size: 19,29 MB
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District Nurse Amy Harrison didn't want a man in her life. She had a husband and it wasn't a happy experience. Now content with her family and career, a holiday in Majorca turns things on its head when she meets Doctor Adam Ross and his daughter. Could this be just a holiday romance...

The Dancing Debutante

Author: Elfrida Eden Fallowfield
Editor: Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks
ISBN: 186151333X
File Size: 45,10 MB
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ÿElfrida Eden was born into a distinguished family ? her uncle was Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister in the mid-1950s. As one of the last of the true ?debs?, Elfrida mingled with the stars in the 1950s and 60s and has counted many household names from the world of entertainment as lifelong friends, including David Jacobs, Derek Nimmo and Peter Bowles. She auditioned as a singer for Judy Garland at the star?s home and turned Norman Wisdom down when he offered her a part in a film (her family considered it unsuitable for one so young). She also turned Sean Connery down when he made a pass at her at a party, the day he was cast as James Bond. Highly talented but too tall for the ballet stage herself, ?Elfie? went on to run one of London?s leading ballet schools. Despite some moments of great sadness along the way, Elfrida has led a privileged, fascinating and exceptionally happy life, and to celebrate it she has written her story.

The Stillness The Dancing

Author: Wendy Perriam
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447222679
File Size: 29,88 MB
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Abandoned by God and her husband, twin totems of her life to date, Morna Gordon embarks on a voyage of discovery, travelling first to California where she undergoes a series of extraordinary experiences, ending up in Disneyland, ‘the happiest place on earth’ – though not for her. Shaken, she flees to a near-deserted island in the Hebrides where David, historian and researcher, is working on the Life of a seventh-century saint. Morna, translator by profession, has to learn, through David and his saint, a new interpretation of the world. Her contribution to his work helps forge a powerful bond between them, and slowly, movingly, and despite the still smarting slap-down of the Catholic Church, they discover body as well as soul. The novel also explores the lives of Morna’s mother and daughter, charting Bea’s private crisis of faith and Chris’s stormy journey to maturity. Complex ties and tensions bind these three generations of women, all of whom suffer a ‘sea-change’. The Stillness The Dancing juxtaposes youth with age, the rational with the numinous, subatomic physics with ancient pagan ritual, the grab-all twentieth century with the hair-shirt idealism of the Age of the Saints. It is a novel full of contrasts – switching boldly from humour to tragedy and broaching vital themes of faith and doubt, sham and self-delusion, while losing nothing of the uninhibited exuberance for which Wendy Perriam is known. ‘Unashamedly sexual, yet profoundly spiritual . . . a remarkable novel. It must be read.’ Fay Weldon

The Rise And Fall Of A Yummy Mummy

Author: Polly Williams
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405513950
File Size: 44,84 MB
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For every mum who has trodden on one plastic brick too many, or looked at her phone instead of lovingly recording her little one's every moment, or poured a large wine because it's four o'clock on Friday. If you've ever shared a post from the Unmumsy Mum or giggled at Hurrah for Gin, this book is for you. Amy Crane is in crisis. Six months after the birth of her baby, Amy still looks pregnant and can't remember the last time she had a wax, or an orgasm. Motherhood is stirring up disturbing questions about her own childhood. And she suspects her boyfriend is cheating. Enter Alice, yummy mummy superior, on a mission to transform Amy's body, and love life. As Amy swaps breast pads for Botox and climbs out of a vortex of self-doubt, her libido awakens from its long nap and things get rather more complicated ... A wonderfully well-written, funny and sharp novel about the trials of playing hip happy families and the contradictions at the heart of modern motherhood.

Dancing Through The Shadows

Author: Theresa Tomlinson
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448194156
File Size: 14,82 MB
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'They tell you that most lumps are nothing. ' Mum's voice wobbled. 'But mine is cancerous . . . . oh dear. Its a bit of a shock, it really is!' And so Ellen and her family must learn with the reality of her mum's breast cancer. Ellen finds solace in her dancing and coupled with an unexpected discovery in the school grounds, she is able to face the difficult times ahead . . .

The Dance Of The Rose And The Nightingale

Author: Nesta Ramazani
Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815607274
File Size: 12,35 MB
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This is an extraordinary autobiography of a young girl growing up in Iran. The daughter of an English Christian mother and an Iranian Zoroastrian father, Nesta Ramazani sketches her personal life story against the backdrop of a society marked by the fusion of Iranian, Islamic, and Western cultures, and by the efforts of an authoritarian state to force modernization on a traditional society. Within this multicultural tapestry of personal, cultural, and national life, the author portrays how she came to love Persian and Western music, poetry, and dance. But translating this love into practice seemed an insurmountable task until an American woman pioneered the establishment of the first indigenous Iranian ballet company. As a member of this troupe, the author violated convention, performing first in her native land and then traveling abroad to exhibit this beautiful synthesis of Persian/Western forms to foreign audiences. The significance of this work transcends an autobiography penned by an Iranian woman—still a taboo in traditional Iranian society—it is a unique microcosm of today’s universal quest for a dialogue among civilizations. Ramazani’s story will appeal not only to students of Iran, the Middle East, and women’s studies, but also to general readers.

Dancing On The Grass

Author: Renee Conoulty
Editor: Renee Conoulty
File Size: 34,36 MB
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Libby Summers has been married but she'd never been in love. Not unless you count the all-encompassing passion she has for her four-year-old daughter, Chloe. Carpenter by day and musician by night, Paul White only has time for lovin', not for love. The only strings he likes are the ones on his double bass. Paul and Libby meet at a local music festival when he uses his tradesman skills to rescue her daughter. Will the mutual sparks be enough to burn down the door to Libby's heart? And will Paul ever realise that a musical instrument might be classed as baggage but little girls are not? Dancing on the Grass is the first book in the Rockabilly Romance trilogy. If you like adorable kids and sweet romance, you'll love Renee Conoulty's romantic comedy novella. Grab your copy and invite Paul, Libby and Chloe to twirl into your heart, today!

The Feud

Author: Kimberley Chambers
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409050300
File Size: 19,86 MB
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From the No.1 bestselling author of Tainted Love For more than a decade two East End families have been locked in a bitter war. On one side are the Mitchells, a notorious underworld mob from East London's Canning Town. They have an iron in every fire and will resort to intimidation and violence to get what they want. When Stanley Smith's lovely young daughter, Jessica, announces that she is to marry Eddie, the son of mob boss Harry Mitchell, Stanley is horrified, but too afraid to stand in their way. On the other side are the O'Haras. The Mitchells' biggest rivals are a travelling family who live in nearby Stratford. They compete with the Mitchells for pub protection and the two families hate each other. Caught between these two families at war, are two innocent children, who will grow up to love the wrong people and spark the last terrible act in the long-running feud. 1988 was a happy year in many people's lives. Some called it The Rave Year, others The Second Summer of Love. For Eddie Mitchell and his family it is neither. 1988 is the year in which his whole dangerous, violent world explodes around him.

Family Graces

Author: Kathryn Magendie
Editor: BelleBooks
ISBN: 1611941172
File Size: 15,76 MB
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Virginia Kate's journey of understanding and forgiveness brings her back to the moment that changed her family's fate forever . . . "Grandma Faith calls to me to her ending that she says is her beginning. I must start with her, for she is the beginning of Momma who is the beginning of me who tells the stories--the stories are made real by the telling. The others will follow. 'Round we go. The mommas, the daughters, the children. They all wait for the releasing. The women of the ages. The little girls who lost their way and then were found. The mommas who wanted and those who did not. Where one lost, another recovered. The fulled circle goes 'round and 'round." The final novel of Kathryn Magendie's Graces trilogy completes the saga begun in her acclaimed ebook bestseller TENDER GRACES and its sequel, SECRET GRACES. Kathryn Magendie, a West Virginia/Appalachian native and adoptive daughter of South Louisiana, lives in a little log house with two dogs, a husband she calls "GMR," (Good Man Roger), and a ghost dog, tucked in a cove in Maggie Valley, among western North Carolina Smoky Mountains. She spends her days writing, photographing nature, and as Publishing Editor of The Rose & Thorn, a literary e-zine. Her next novel for Bell Bridge Books will be The Lightning Charmer. Look for all of Kathryn Magendie's novels coming soon in audiobook at Audible.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. Visit her at www.kathrynmagendie.com.

Classrooms In The Shade

Author: Shanthee Manjoo
Editor: Real African Publishers
ISBN: 0987034820
File Size: 17,78 MB
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From the opening Sanskrit mantra to the final act of voting in South Africa's first democratic elections, this lyrical memoir provides a unique perspective on South Africa's modern history. The account shows how a young Hindu woman of Indian ancestry, living in South Africa in the 1940s, defied convention, married a Muslim man, and became an activist at time when Muslim women were seldom seen in such a role. As a teacher, she spoke up during the political strife of that highly segregated era, which included the relocation of Indians and angry student boycotts, and here shares her philosophies and insights into education. Filled with characters from both a personal and national context, the memoir captures the nuances of an important time and place.

Dancing Between Hope And Despair

Author: Sue Wright
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137441240
File Size: 55,99 MB
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Why is hope so fundamental to our existence? In considering this and many other questions, this evocative book introduces the reader to the repeated shifting, or 'dance', between hope and despair that is so often encountered by practitioners working with profoundly traumatised individuals. Drawing on a broad range of theoretical perspectives and illustrated by a wealth of case studies and first-hand experiences, the book brings a sharp focus to the ways in which therapeutic relationships can draw individuals out of the constant oscillation between light and dark. It provides an insightful and thoughtful discussion not just about despair itself, but about how to be with despair: about how practitioners can help clients turn towards the experiences of emotional pain, and stand with them in the face of it. Topics covered include: • The concept of hope, and the differences between realistic and illusory hope • How trauma and attachment failure at different life stages can contribute to the loss of hope • The benefits of taking a highly relational approach to hopelessness, with an emphasis on integrating mind, body and emotions. Informed by the author's own years of experience in the field of psychotherapy, this engaging and stimulating book provides practical guidance on how students, trainees and practitioners can inspire fresh hope in deeply troubled clients.


Author: Faith Morgan
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529347610
File Size: 21,96 MB
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My name is Faith Morgan and I was born into the infamous Children of God cult, or 'The Family' as it came to be known. At age 19 I managed to escape and entered a world in which I had to learn how to live again. Rebel is my story. My teenage diary helps piece the story of my travels in Costa Rica, India, Greece, Mexico, and London together. Of the communes, the 'missions', the friendships and the relationships. And of course, my enduring faith: in Jesus, in the Prophet (cult leader David Berg), and in the inevitability of the coming end times, which I fully believed would arrive. But beyond the brainwashing and mistreatment is the extraordinary story of my family and the adventures of my early life which help me understand what happened and why, so it doesn't happen to others. The spirit of that defiant girl who escaped is still in there somewhere, and through telling my story I wish to look into the eyes of 'evil', with its many faces so I can send it on its way.

Wicked Hungry

Author: Teddy Jacobs
Editor: Wicked Evil Press
File Size: 68,84 MB
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Stanley Hoff is not your typical teenager. He's getting hairier by the minute, his teethe ache, and the moon above him makes him want to howl and growl. But those are the least of his problems. After a confrontation with a high school bully brings him sudden fame, Stanley's childhood crush Meredith invites him to her Halloween party. Which would be more than fine, except his friend Karen has broken up with her boyfriend and wants to be more than friends. But when Karen turns allergic to sunlight, Stanley has to ask himself, is Karen interested in Stanley as a boyfriend, or as... food? And Stanley himself? He's WICKED HUNGRY. And not for anything his vegetarian family provides. As a growing supernatural threat menaces his suburban New England community, as more and more of his friends turn into shifters, as the stakes get higher and higher, Stanley must decide who will he choose to love, and, even, much as it's going to hurt... who will survive.

Dancing To Happiness

Author: Marisa Santi
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5041647186
File Size: 68,69 MB
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Dancing to Happiness by Marisa Santi, a novel of love. First chapter of a trilogy.Under the sky of Turin, Isabel lives; a girl with a great dream in her hands, ready to debut on the stage of life. She is a whirlwind of emotions, resolute, brave and with an innate will to always get in the game. The sudden arrival of Matthias disturbs her dedication. The mystery behind the boy becomes an obsessive thought which makes her vulnerable and makes her feel that something is missing in her life... Matthias is resolute to turn his back on the past which is an obstacle for the present and for the future. He can not indulge in distractions, but Isabel is a strong temptation. Since he moved to Turin, seeing Isabel dance has been the most wonderful thing he has ever seen in his entire life. Soon their interest turns into a deeper sentiment, but there are lurking obstacles with which the two young people will have to deal...

Mum Is That A Human Being Or

Author: Hilde De Clerq
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446233177
File Size: 20,82 MB
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The Land Of Green Ginger

Author: Winifred Holtby
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748130934
File Size: 80,90 MB
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Joanna Burton was born in South Africa but sent by her missionary father to be raised in Yorkshire. There she dreams of the far-off lands she will visit and adventures to come. At eighteen, tall and flaxen-haired, she meets Teddy Leigh, a young man on his way to the trenches of the First World War. Joanna has been in love before - with Sir Walter Raleigh, with the Scarlet Pimpernel, with Coriolanus - but this is different. Teddy tells her he's been given the world to wear as a golden ball. Joanna believes him and marries him, but the fabled shores recede into the distance when, after the war, Teddy returns in ill health. The magic land turns out to be the harsh reality of motherhood and life on a Yorkshire farm. Yet still she dares to dream.

Harlot Red

Author: Carole Buchan
Editor: Serpents Tail
File Size: 80,49 MB
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Established authors and prize winners mingle in this anthology of women's fiction.