Download or read book Comparing Grief in French, British and Canadian Great War Fiction (1977-2014) written by Anna Branach-Kallas and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-09-24 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study of historical, sociological, philosophical and literary sources, shows how, by both consolidating and contesting national myths, fiction continues to construct the 1914-1918 conflict as a cultural trauma, illuminating at the same time some of our most recent ethical concerns.
Download or read book The Wonder of All the Gay World written by James William Barke and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-08-16 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Wonder of All the Gay World" by James William Barke. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Download or read book Hidden Account of the Romanovs written by John Browne and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2013-05-21 with total page 848 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Preparing for President Putin’s State Visit in 2003, the Bank of England is ordered to return any remaining Czarist money to Russia. The Bank’s trustee of the former Empress Alexandra’s secret trust account resists. To support his case, the trustee investigates the revealing career of a Grenadier Guards officer. The evidence trail follows the Grenadier though the trenches of World War I, including active service events involving The Prince of Wales, Winston Churchill and the Royal Flying Corps. The backdrop is Imperial Russia and the extraordinary lives of Emperor Nicholas and his family. While history recorded three women surviving the initial shootings of the Imperial family, only to be killed later when they cried out, rumours erupted of a female Romanov escapee. Stalin determined to liquidate her. In 1918, the Grenadier offi cer is posted to Russia to locate and aid the escape of Romanovs. Attached to a Cossack regiment, a peasant girl rescues him from Red soldiers. Against a background of international intrigue and Imperial elegance the story winds through two of histories greatest mysteries, the murders of the Imperial family and Rasputin. King George V’s hitherto misunderstood delay in rescuing his cousin Emperor Nicholas is explained. Questions challenging conventional history run through the story, including amazing evidence, suggesting the British MI6 organization of Rasputin’s assassination and Trotsky’s raising of Bolshevik seed capital in New York.
Download or read book My Dear I Wanted to Tell You written by Louisa Young and published by HarperTorch. This book was released on 2012-01 with total page 405 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The lives of two very different couples--an officer and his aristocratic wifeand a young soldier and his childhood sweetheart--are irrevocably intertwinedand forever changed in this stunning World War II epic.
Download or read book My Dear I Wanted to Tell You written by Louisa Young and published by Harper Perennial. This book was released on 2012-06-26 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The lives of two very different couples—an officer and his aristocratic wife, and a young soldier and his childhood sweetheart—are irrevocably intertwined and forever changed in this stunning World War I epic of love and war. At eighteen years old, working-class Riley Purefoy and “posh” Nadine Waveney have promised each other the future, but when war erupts across Europe, everything they hold to be true is thrown into question. Dispatched to the trenches, Riley forges a bond of friendship with his charismatic commanding officer, Peter Locke, as they fight for their survival. Yet it is Locke’s wife, Julia, who must cope with her husband’s transformation into a distant shadow of the man she once knew. Meanwhile, Nadine and Riley’s bonds are tested as well by a terrible injury and the imperfect rehabilitation that follows it, as both couples struggle to weather the storm of war that rages about them. Moving among Ypres, London, and Paris, this emotionally rich and evocative novel is both a powerful exploration of the lasting effects of war on those who fight—and those who don’t—and a poignant testament to the enduring power of love.
Download or read book The Celestial City written by Baroness Orczy and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-09-15 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'The Celestial City' is a mystery novel written by Baroness Orczy. It follows a young woman who was recently released from prison after being arrested for being a cat burglar. Can she avoid returning to the life of crime despite the many temptations thrown her way?
Download or read book Twelve Months and a Day written by Louisa Young and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2023-01-31 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A poignant, modern love story about a young widow and widower and the two ghosts that bring them together because although love changes form, it never dies. “Heart-stoppingly romantic.”—The Express (UK) Two couples. Four unfinished lives. A love that transcends space and time. Rasmus and Jay, Róisín and Nico: two couples, strangers to each other. Two beautiful, ordinary love stories, cut short. Both in their thirties and too young to be widowed, Róisín swears she still feels Nico beside her in bed and Rasmus hears Jay as he writes songs at the piano. Jay and Nico don’t even believe in ghosts, yet here they still are. Still in love with Rasmus and Róisín. And maddeningly powerless. Until Jay has an idea that Nico wants no part of—bringing Róisín and Rasmus together. It’s crazy enough that it just might work, but playing matchmaker to the living is no easy feat and one that will require all four of them to discover the meaning of love after loss, and the importance of fighting for happiness against all odds. Moving and thought-provoking, playful and bittersweet, Twelve Months and a Day asks what is love? And what are we to do with it?
Download or read book Melbourne House written by Elizabeth Wetherell and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2018-04-05 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original: Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
Download or read book A Great Task of Happiness: The Life of Kathleen Scott written by Louisa Young and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2014-04-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Louisa Young, the best-selling author of MY DEAR I WANTED TO TELL YOU is also the granddaughter of the celebrated sculptor, Kathleen Scott. In A Great Task of Happiness: The Life of Kathleen Scott she tells us about an extraordinary woman and a celebrated artist.
Download or read book The Heroes' Welcome written by Louisa Young and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2015-03-10 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: April 1919. Six months have passed since the armistice that ended the Great War. But new battles face those who have survived. Only 23, former soldier Riley Purefoy and his bride, Nadine Waveney, have their whole lives ahead of them. But Riley’s injuries from the war have created awkward tensions between the couple, scars that threaten to shatter their marriage before it has truly begun. Peter and Julia Locke are facing their own trauma. Peter has become a recluse, losing himself in drink to forget the horrors of the war. Desperate to reach her husband, Julia tries to soothe his bitterness, but their future together is uncertain. Drawn together in the aftermath of the war, the couples become tightly intertwined. Haunted by loss, guilt, and dark memories, contending with uncertainty, anger, and pain, they are left with the question: is love strong enough to help them move forward? The incandescent follow up to the international bestseller My Dear I Want to Tell You, The Heroes’ Welcome is a powerful and intimate novel chronicling the turbulence of 1919—a year of perilous beginnings, disturbing realities, and glimmerings of hope.
Download or read book You Left Early: A True Story of Love and Alcohol written by Louisa Young and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2018-06-28 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘Extraordinarily powerful’ Emma Thompson There are a million love stories, and a million stories of addiction. This one is transcendent.
Download or read book Devotion written by Louisa Young and published by Borough Press. This book was released on 2017-04-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling author of My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You and The Heroes' Welcome, Louisa Young's Devotion is a novel of family, love, race and politics set during the electric change of the 1930s. Tom loves Nenna. Nenna loves her father. Her father loves Mussolini. Ideals and convictions are not always so clear in the murky years between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the Second. For Tom and Kitty Locke, children of the damaged WW1 generation, visiting their cousin Nenna in Rome is a pure joy. For their adoptive parents Nadine and Riley, though, the ground is still shifting underfoot. Nobody knew in 1919 that the children they were bearing would be just ripe for the next war in 1939; nobody knew, in 1935, the implications of an Italian Jewish family supporting Mussolini. Meanwhile Peter Locke and Mabel Zachary have found each other again together in London, itself a city reborn but riddled with its own intolerances. As the heat rises across Europe, voices grow louder and everyone must brace once more to decide what should bring them together, and what must drive them apart.
Download or read book The Heroes' Welcome written by Louisa Young and published by . This book was released on 2014 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: London, April 1919. The war is over and Riley Purefoy and Nadine Waveney are free to start their married life. At only 23 it is all before them. But Riley's physical damage from the war has left awkward tensions between him and Nadine - will the aftermath threaten to keep them at a distance from each other forever? At Locke Hall, Peter and Julia Locke are facing their own trauma. With Peter living a reclusive life and drinking heavily to blot out the memories of war, can their marriage have a future? And what of their two young children, Tom and Kitty, who have no awareness of the horror that is behind them? As each family must contend with the scars of the war, their lives become firmly intertwined. But after all those years of orders and terror and imminent death, can they ever truly move forward? The highly anticipated sequel to the beautiful bestselling MY DEAR I WANTED TO TELL YOU sees the return of some much-loved characters and the devastating effects the war has had on them
Download or read book Desiring Cairo written by Louisa Young and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2002 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sparky, funny sequel to Louisa Young's acclaimed first novel of belly-dancing, motorbikes and single-parenthood, Baby Love, reissued here with a funky new design. Angeline Gower, ex-bellydancer, ex-biker, single mother of a little girl who is not actually her child, is mired in problems again in this wonderful sequel. Her relationship with Harry, the lover turned cop, remains fraught, the lure of the glamorous but no good Eddie hasn't gone away. And there is yet another element complicating things know -- the seductive and mysterious Sa'id. With Angeline older and a little wiser, Louisa Young weaves a tale that is richer, sexier and more moving than Baby Love, while remaining just as exciting. Shifting between Shepherd's Bush and Cairo, full of the contrasts between the West and the Middle East, Desiring Cairo thrills and enthralls while at the same time making us think and feel deeply about the love between mother and child, man and woman, friend and friend. Louisa Young has skilfully written this so that it is equally enjoyable read on its own, or as part of the trilogy that starts with Baby Love and ends with Tree of Pearls.
Download or read book Baby Love written by Louisa Young and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 1998 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fast-paced literary thriller in which ex-bellydancer Evangeline's fight to protect three-year-old Lily draws her into the seedy underworld of her past. Evangeline is a single parent whose child is the daughter of her sister, who was killed in a motorbike accident. Evangeline, who was driving the bike, sustained injuries which put an end to her bellydancing career. She now leads an exemplary life, writing and looking after Lily. But when she gets into trouble with the police, she is drawn into the shadowy world of drug dealers, pornographers and bent coppers that seems to have bizarre connections with her sister's past. With a plot that makes you rush to the end, this is a thriller without violence, a romance without sentiment and a brilliantly exciting debut.
Download or read book Heathcliffs I Have Known: A Story from the collection, I Am Heathcliff written by Louisa Young and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2018-08-16 with total page 18 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A story from Louisa Young to stir the heart and awaken vital conversations about love.