Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold

Girl in a Blue Dress
  • Title : Girl in a Blue Dress
  • Author : Gaynor Arnold
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN Code : 1741768519
  • Pages : 456
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  • Language : English
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Who is Alfred Gibson? Does the public really know him better than his wife? Alfred Gibson's funeral has taken place at Westminster Abbey, and Dorothea, his wife of twenty years, has not been invited. The Great Man's will favours his children and a clandestine mistress over his estranged wife. Dorothea is left only with the comforts of her feisty youngest daughter Kitty, whose attempts to demonise her father challenges Dorothea's memories. When an invitation for a private audience with Queen Victoria arrives, she begins to examine her own life more closely. Dorothea revisits their courtship, early days of nuptial pleasure and domestic family fun before the birth of too many children sapped her vitality. But she also uncovers the frighteningly hypnotic power of this celebrity author. Now Dodo will need to face her grown-up children, and worse, her dual nemesis of ten years before, her redoubtable younger sister Sissy and the charming actress Miss Ricketts. 'Gaynor Arnold's deep understanding of human relationships marks out this story of a strong woman in an age when women weren't perceived as such' - Erica Wagner, Times 'Dorothea, the narrator and heroine of Gaynor Arnold's ambitious first novel, proves herself to be more than the doting Victorian wife of a restless genius who resembles Dickens, despite being called Alfred Gibson. Hers is the story of a kind and good woman who is not content to be remembered as a mere footnote when the official Life of the great man comes to be written' - Paul Bailey 'A real triumph...I was hugely impressed by how authentically she catches the Inimitable's galvanic behaviour and modes of speech' - Professor John Lucas 'Arnold's portrayal of Gibson/Dickens is spot-on - charismatic, theatrical, depressive; preoccupied with death and with childhood; endlessly courting celebrity and reputation. Accurate too is the recreation of Dickens's boisterous household: a collective hullabaloo with him at the centre, the children in thrall to the great man's irascibility, as if the family were a miniature version of his damned public.' - Guardian '. . . a fine work of imagination and compassion that offers up other ways for us to understand a popular genius, and those who loved him.' Telegraph, UK 'Fabulously indulgent Victoriana . . . a lovely, rich evocation of the period that rises above the faintly damning 'historical fiction' label with its complex characterisation and silky prose. It also seems apposite - a neat rendering of a celebrity marriage with all the pressure and expectation that counting fame invites.' Observer


The Blue Dress Girl by E.V. Thompson

The Blue Dress Girl
  • Title : The Blue Dress Girl
  • Author : E.V. Thompson
  • Publisher : Robert Hale
  • ISBN Code : 0719808030
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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When a Chinese peasant girl is chosen as a concubine to Li Hung, Chief Customs Officer for the bustling port of Canton, her parents tell her it is a great honour - but the seedy reality is far from honourable. After an incident with a lecherous British trader she is sent away and is injured during the voyage when a British man-o'-war fires at the junk in which she is travelling. Second Lieutenant Kernow Keats, a Royal Marine from the man-o'-war, boards the junk and, moved by the plight of the fragile young girl, makes arrangements to take her to a mission hospital in Hong Kong where their romance blossoms. However, a love affair between a British officer and a Chinese peasant girl is unthinkable in 1857, and when Kernow becomes inextricably involved in the vicious war being waged by the Chinese Taiping rebels it seems their love is doomed. From the author of Chase the Wind and Though the Heavens May Fall this beautifully told saga is majestically woven around the lives of two people, discovering unexpected feelings in unfamiliar territory.


The Girl in the Blue Dress by Mary Burchell

The Girl in the Blue Dress
  • Title : The Girl in the Blue Dress
  • Author : Mary Burchell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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The Girl in the Blue and White Checked Dress by Beth Shaw Rackley

The Girl in the Blue and White Checked Dress
  • Title : The Girl in the Blue and White Checked Dress
  • Author : Beth Shaw Rackley
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • ISBN Code : 1452092397
  • Pages : 24
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  • Language : English
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The Girl in the Blue and White Checked Dress is a story of a girl that is extremely poor, but refuses to let this define her. Through positive attitude and kindness she discovers that she is much more than simply "the girl in the blue and white checked dress."


Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Title : Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Author : Walter Mosley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1451612486
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Devil in a Blue Dress, a defining novel in Walter Mosley’s bestselling Easy Rawlins mystery series, was adapted into a TriStar Pictures film starring Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins and Don Cheadle as Mouse. Set in the late 1940s, in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles, Devil in a Blue Dress follows Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran just fired from his job at a defense plant. Easy is drinking in a friend's bar, wondering how he'll meet his mortgage, when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Monet, a blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs.


The Blue Dress by Libby Hathorn

The Blue Dress
  • Title : The Blue Dress
  • Author : Libby Hathorn
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781863301305
  • Pages : 200
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  • Language : English
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A collection of short stories for teenagers. Sixteen well-known Australian writers were asked to present a literary response to Brian Dunlop's acclaimed painting TThe Blue Dress'. Included are stories by Janine Burke, Brian Caswell, David McRobbie, Gillian Mears and Nadia Wheatley, plus a preface by the compiler and short biographies of the authors.


The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

The Hundred Dresses
  • Title : The Hundred Dresses
  • Author : Eleanor Estes
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 9780152052607
  • Pages : 80
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  • Language : English
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In winning a medal she is no longer there to receive, a tight-lipped little Polish girl teaches her classmates a lesson. Includes a note from the author's daughter, Helena Estes.


Ghost in the Blue Dress by R. a. Slone

Ghost in the Blue Dress
  • Title : Ghost in the Blue Dress
  • Author : R. a. Slone
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781626942974
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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Fifteen-year-old Jenna Moores is struggling with her father's recent death. Not long after his passing, a ghost from her childhood returns. When she was young, Jenna's father convinced her that the ghost was just her imagination and that he would always protect her. But now he's gone, the ghost is back, and Jenna knows she's not imagining it. As the entity grows stronger, its threats move from alienating Jenna from her friends and family to killing her. Alone and afraid, she must find and destroy the link that holds the spirit to this world...before Jenna, too, becomes a ghost.


Tale of a Sky-Blue Dress by Thylias Moss

Tale of a Sky-Blue Dress
  • Title : Tale of a Sky-Blue Dress
  • Author : Thylias Moss
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code : 9780380793624
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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Within my life's present unified theory of being, splendor divests itself of its own integrity, splitting to belong to everything that notices it, each part as effective as the whole splendid thing. It belongs to whatever wants it and is inexhaustible even as someone lays dying, even as someone else cries thinking there is none, their tears becoming prisms. . . With these words, the acclaimed poet Thylias Moss proclaims a hymn to the power of light over darkness, both in her own life, and in the wider world. In this, her first prose work, the author of six books of poetry and winner of the most distinguished honors--including a MacArthur Fellowship Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship and a Writing Award--delivers a brilliant, passionate, and utterly moving memoir. It is the story of the only child of a maid and factory worker who moved to Ohio from the segregated South of the fifties. Raised with much love, she flourished until the age of five, when disaster struck, in the form of a girl in sky-blue dress. Her childhood was shattered by this girl, her babysitter, who took pleasure from infliction pain, and whose reign of terror, even after its abrupt end, would send poisonous tendril further into her life. Yet ultimately, Tale of a Sky-Blue Dress is about how a young woman retrieved her life from the grasp of darkness. It is about refusing to accept tyranny. It is about feasting on splendor. How can there not be pain in a world spinning madly, in the lovely calculable chaos. . .? asks Thylias. But, she says, I am saying that joy is too necessary to abandon.


The Dress and the Girl by Camille Andros

The Dress and the Girl
  • Title : The Dress and the Girl
  • Author : Camille Andros
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • ISBN Code : 1683353633
  • Pages : 40
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  • Language : English
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A little girl and her favorite dress dream of an extraordinary life. They enjoy simple pleasures together on a beautiful Greek island. They watch the sunset, do chores, and pick wildflowers on the way home. One day, the dress and the girl must leave the island and immigrate to the United States. Upon arrival, the girl is separated from the trunk carrying her favorite dress, and she fears her dress is lost forever. Many years later, the girl—now all grown up—spots the dress in a thrift store window. As the two are finally reunited, the memories of their times together come flooding back. While the girl can no longer wear the dress, it’s now perfect for her own daughter—and the new journey of a girl and her dress begins. Featuring lush illustrations, The Dress and the Girl is a stunning picture book about memory and the power of the items we hold most dear.


The Girl in the Green Dress by Cath Staincliffe

The Girl in the Green Dress
  • Title : The Girl in the Green Dress
  • Author : Cath Staincliffe
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1472125363
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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'This is a wonderful novel, powerful, humane and moving. It's also one of the best police procedurals I've read this year' Ann Cleeves ----- Can you really keep your child safe? What if who they are puts them at risk? And what if they have blood on their hands? Teenager Allie Kennaway heads off for prom night, cheered on by her dad Steve and little sister Teagan. But Allie never comes home, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity. As police investigate the brutal murder, a crime that has appalled the country, one parent is at her wit's end with her son's behaviour. Are his outbursts and silences hiding something much darker than adolescent mood swings? And if her suspicions are correct, then what does she do? Another parent fights tooth and nail to save his boy from the full force of the law. But if he succeeds then Allie and her family will never get the justice they deserve. A groundbreaking story of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, in a world of change. ------ Praise for Cath Staincliffe 'Staincliffe deserves to be better known. Her books make her readers question how they would respond in a challenging situation' Ann Cleeves (Best Books of The Week) 'Harrowing and humane. A real knockout' Ian Rankin 'It's always exciting to see a writer get better and better and Cath Staincliffe is doing just that' Val McDermid 'Remarkable depth ... The most grown-up writer in British crime fiction' Telegraph 'Complex and satisfying' Sunday Times 'Her finest novel yet, emotionally unsparing, powerful, humane and moving . . . This is a timely, brave and brilliant book' Crime Review


Nail Art Decoration: The Mysterious Girl with The Blue Dress by Tanya Angelova

Nail Art Decoration: The Mysterious Girl with The Blue Dress
  • Title : Nail Art Decoration: The Mysterious Girl with The Blue Dress
  • Author : Tanya Angelova
  • Publisher : Tanya Angelova
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Would you like to nail design the mysterious girl with the blue dress? Are you tired of painting flowers, leaves, abstract and various classic nail art decorations? It's time to get creative. We are not designing just the face like most face nail art decorations, but a girl with full body features wearing a stylish blue dress. The dress is not taken from particular brand, it's designed and created by Tanya Angelova. You can re-design it, try different colors and do whatever you like it with. It looks great on nails, and I'll show you how to create the mysterious girl with the blue dress in a step-by-step manner with colorful pictures. If you like the nails on the cover of this nail art book, rest assured you'll be able to do it exactly as you see it, if you follow my instructions. This nail art guide is not suitable for beginners, you need to have some experience in painting various type of decorations with body features. If you have never done full body features on nails, you might give it a shot, but please follow my instructions closely for best results. Once you master how to nail art the mysterious girl with the blue dress, you can experiment with different dress types, colors, and contrasts. The girl can be painted with different hair shapes, hair colors, etc. Imagination is your limit. First try to design what I am going to teach you here, then experiment based on what you learn. The downside of this nail art decoration is that you might want to get that blue dress yourself, but unfortunately you cannot find it anywhere in the retail stores :-) Be your own dress designer, paint, dress to impress, experiment! Grab your copy now!


The girl in the blue dress by Richard Marsh

The girl in the blue dress
  • Title : The girl in the blue dress
  • Author : Richard Marsh
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 317
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  • Language : English
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Listen to the Music by Marion Billet

Listen to the Music
  • Title : Listen to the Music
  • Author : Marion Billet
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780857635631
  • Pages : 14
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  • Language : English
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A brand new series of sound-button board books which combines gorgeous illustrations with six high-quality sounds.


The Girl in the Spotty Dress - Memories From The 1950s and The Photo That Changed My Life by Pat Stewart

The Girl in the Spotty Dress - Memories From The 1950s and The Photo That Changed My Life
  • Title : The Girl in the Spotty Dress - Memories From The 1950s and The Photo That Changed My Life
  • Author : Pat Stewart
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1786061651
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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WHEN PAT STEWART POSED ON THE RAILINGS OF BLACKPOOL PROMENADE ON A BLUSTERY DAY, LITTLE DID SHE KNOW THE RESULTING PHOTOGRAPH WOULD BECOME AN ICONIC IMAGE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. IT WAS ALSO ONE THAT WOULD FOLLOW HER THROUGHOUT HER FIFTY-SIX YEARS IN SHOW BUSINESS. Pat was born to dance. From pulling on a pair of ballet shoes at three, she became a prestigious Tiller Girl at seventeen, and high-kicked her way from Blackpool Pier to the best (and worst) clubs in the West End. After her mother picked peas in a field to put her only daughter on the stage, Pat went on to perform with and befriend some of the greatest stars of our time, including Laurel and Hardy, The Beverley Sisters, Morecambe and Wise and many others. Finally retiring from performing herself, she went on to become a showbiz agent, in the process meeting the notorious Kray twins. This is the memoir of a lady who has led an extraordinary life. From being stranded in Africa and dancing for her supper, to suffering from stage fright live on the Benny Hill TV show – Pat has seen it all. Her remarkable story gives a unique insight into what happened behind the scenes when the final curtain fell.


Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

Girl in the Blue Coat
  • Title : Girl in the Blue Coat
  • Author : Monica Hesse
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 0316260649
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The bestselling, "gripping" (Entertainment Weekly), "powerful" (Hypable), "utterly thrilling" (Paste.com) winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery, perfect for readers of Kristin Hannah and Ruta Sepetys Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion. On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman's frantic plea to find a person--a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished without a trace from a secret room. Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such dangerous work, but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance, open her eyes to the horrors of the Nazi war machine, and compel her to take desperate action. Beautifully written, intricately plotted, and meticulously researched, Girl in the Blue Coat is an extraordinary novel about bravery, grief, and love in impossible times.


Girl in the Yellow Dress by Marisa Mackle

Girl in the Yellow Dress
  • Title : Girl in the Yellow Dress
  • Author : Marisa Mackle
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780954491390
  • Pages : 137
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  • Language : English
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Lucy Weatherlake is very excited about her new school. Clifton House, however, is no ordinary boarding school and Lucy soon discovers that some of her school friends are not so ordinary either.


The Girl In The Little White Dress by Kasia Nimocks

The Girl In The Little White Dress
  • Title : The Girl In The Little White Dress
  • Author : Kasia Nimocks
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781734342710
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Kasia Nimocks grew up in the rural regions of Jamaica. Raised by a single mother and being second to the youngest of seven siblings, she had to live one day at a time. With living conditions as a tenement house with no plumbing, no electricity, and no hope of ever obtaining those kinds of amenities, Kasia one day determined she would not wear the cloak of her mother's poverty. Accompany her through her life as she leaves home at 15 and faces the many obstacles that refuse to release her from pauperism. Learn how that through a relationship with God and implicitly trusting Him can take anyone from being doomed to a penniless life to attending college in the largest city in Jamaica; Kingston.


Birdie's Big-Girl Dress by Sujean Rim

Birdie's Big-Girl Dress
  • Title : Birdie's Big-Girl Dress
  • Author : Sujean Rim
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 0316210137
  • Pages : 40
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  • Language : English
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That night, Birdie dreamed of dresses-- fluttery floral sundresses... lovely lace sheaths... chic chiffon gowns... In this follow-up to Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes, our favorite pint-sized fashionista is looking forward to a very BIG day--her birthday. But when Birdie tries on her favorite party dress, she realizes that - oh no! - it's too small. Mommy takes her to the boutique, where she tries on dress after dress, but Birdie realizes that none of these gowns will allow her to run and jump, make messes, and eat cake. Only when she takes a trip up to her favorite thinking place, the attic, does she realize that all it takes to find the perfect "Birdie dress" is a little imagination.


The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress by Michelle Richmond

The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress
  • Title : The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress
  • Author : Michelle Richmond
  • Publisher : Michelle Richmond
  • ISBN Code : 145242800X
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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A series of locations both familiar and exotic make up the nineteen linked stories in this award-winning debut collection by the New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog. Whether leaving, returning, or staying put, the women who narrate these stories are bound to Alabama by history and habit, their voices informed by the landscape and lore of the deep South.


Devil in a Blue Dress (30th Anniversary Edition) by Walter Mosley

Devil in a Blue Dress (30th Anniversary Edition)
  • Title : Devil in a Blue Dress (30th Anniversary Edition)
  • Author : Walter Mosley
  • Publisher : Washington Square Press
  • ISBN Code : 1982150343
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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The first novel by “master of mystery” (The New York Times) Walter Mosley, featuring Easy Rawlins, the most iconic African American detective in all of fiction. Named one of the “best 100 mystery novels of all time” by the Mystery Writers of America, this special thirtieth anniversary edition features an all new introduction from the author. The year is 1948, the town is Los Angeles. Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran, has just been fired from his job at a defense factory plant. Drinking in his friend’s bar, he’s wondering how he’ll manage to make ends meet, when a white man in a linen suit approaches him and offers him good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a missing blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs. Easy has no idea that by taking this job, his life is about to change forever. “More than simply a detective novel…[Mosley is] a talented author with something vital to say about the distance between the black and white worlds, and with a dramatic way to say it” (The New York Times).


The Girl In The White Dress by PAUL. BARRELL

The Girl In The White Dress
  • Title : The Girl In The White Dress
  • Author : PAUL. BARRELL
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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The Girl in the White Dress is quite simply unforgettable and unputdownable. It is based on true story . Every Family has secrets. Imagine discovering you were guilty of something you can't remember. 1974 A family from London take a trip of a lifetime to the Caribbean aboard the cruise liner Oriana. 2005 The Peak District. Following the death of his wife, Paul finds a menu card from the Oriana covered in personal messages from the ghosts of his childhood.One particular address catches his eye, and memories are stirred as he begins to dream about a girl in a white dress.Gradually with his mothers help he starts to unravel the identity of a long forgotten childhood sweetheart, and the disturbing truth about an incident that took place in their cabin.Something that would implicate his whole family, a Pandoras box of lies and deceit.Paul never saw the girl again after the cruise . Their shared guilt had remained hidden for 30 years. That was until today... It is a remarkable true story about loss and grief, and one persons quest for the truth. Sometimes in life things happen to us that are beyond our control; you don't need to believe in ghosts or the supernatural, just believe in the Universe and the threads of random chance that link us all together.


Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Living Dead Girl
  • Title : Living Dead Girl
  • Author : Elizabeth Scott
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1416960600
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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After being abducted when she was ten and abused for five years by her kidnapper, Ray, Alice's only hope of freedom is in death, but her only way to achieve such an escape is to help Ray find the next girl for his collection.


Though The Heavens May Fall by E. V. Thompson

Though The Heavens May Fall
  • Title : Though The Heavens May Fall
  • Author : E. V. Thompson
  • Publisher : Sphere
  • ISBN Code : 140551907X
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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It is 1856. When three men are murdered in Cornwall, Amos Hawke, a Cornish detective working from London's Scotland Yard, is sent to investigate. He finds lodgings with one of the murdered men's wives - and her daughter, Talwyn. But while Amos's relationship with Talwyn gets off to a bad start, she is to prove crucial in helping him bring her father's killers to justice. A wonderful tale from a master storyteller, Though the Heavens May Fall has its heart and soul in the lore and landscape of Cornwall.


Chase The Wind by E. V. Thompson

Chase The Wind
  • Title : Chase The Wind
  • Author : E. V. Thompson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1405519002
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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Josh Retallick, hardy son of a respected Cornish family, and the wild Miriam, daughter of a drink-sodden copper miner, explore together the secret places and wild creatures of Bodmin Moor, unaware that fate will soon sweep them apart. Yet destiny brings them together again and again through hard and bitter years when the forces of property and power fight to crush the sturdy mining folk who refuse, come what may, to see their spirit broken . . .


The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress by Beryl Bainbridge

The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress
  • Title : The Girl in the Polka Dot Dress
  • Author : Beryl Bainbridge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1609459040
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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In the tumultuous spring of 1968 a young English woman, Rose, travels from London to the United States to meet a man she knows as Washington Harold. In her suitcase are a polka dot dress and a one-way ticket. In an America recently convulsed by the April assassination of Martin Luther King and subsequent urban riots, they begin a search for the charismatic and elusive Dr. Wheeler- sage, prophet and, possibly, redeemer-who rescued Rose from a dreadful childhood and against whom Harold holds a seething grudge. As they follow their quarry cross-country in a camper they encounter the odd remnants of Wheeler acolytes who harbor festering cultural and political grievances. Along the way, a famous artist is shot in New York, mutilated soldiers are evacuated from Vietnam, race hatred explodes in ghettos and suburbs and casual madness blossoms at revival meetings. Many believe America's only hope is presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, whose campaign trail echoes Rose and Harold's pilgrimage. Both will conclude in Los Angeles at the Ambassador Hotel one infamous night in June. Subversive, sinister and marvelously vivid, Beryl Bainbridge's great last novel evokes a nation on the brink of self-destruction with artful brilliance.


Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Title : Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Author : Scott O'Dell
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 9780395069622
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind.


The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams

The Boy in the Dress
  • Title : The Boy in the Dress
  • Author : David Walliams
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0007329261
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Dennis was different. Why was he different, you ask? Well, a small clue might be in the title of this book... Charming, surprising and hilarious - The Boy in the Dress is everything you would expect from the co-creator of Little Britain. David Walliams's beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.


A Royal Passion by Anne M. Lyden

A Royal Passion
  • Title : A Royal Passion
  • Author : Anne M. Lyden
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1606061550
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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In January 1839, photography was announced to the world. Two years prior, a young Queen Victoria ascended to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. These two events, while seemingly unrelated, marked the beginnings of a relationship that continued throughout the nineteenth century and helped construct the image of an entire age. A Royal Passion explores the connections between photography and the monarchy through Victoria’s embrace of the new medium and her portrayal through the lens. Together with Prince Albert, her beloved husband, the Queen amassed one of the earliest collections of photographs, including works by renowned photographers such as Roger Fenton, Gustave Le Gray, and Julia Margaret Cameron. Victoria was also the first British monarch to have her life recorded by the camera: images of her as wife, mother, widow, and empress proliferated around the world at a time when the British Empire spanned the globe. The featured essays consider Victoria’s role in shaping the history of photography as well as photography’s role in shaping the image of the Queen. Including more than 150 color images—several rarely seen before—drawn from the Royal Collection and the J. Paul Getty Museum, this volume accompanies an exhibition of the same name, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from February 4 to June 20, 2014.


Muslim Girls Rise by Saira Mir

Muslim Girls Rise
  • Title : Muslim Girls Rise
  • Author : Saira Mir
  • Publisher : Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 1534418881
  • Pages : 48
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Little Leaders meets Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls in this gorgeous nonfiction picture book that introduces readers to nineteen powerhouse Muslim women who rose up and made their voices heard. Long ago, Muslim women rode into battle to defend their dreams. They opened doors to the world’s oldest library. They ruled, started movements, and spread knowledge. Today, Muslim women continue to make history. Once upon a time, they were children with dreams, just like you. Discover the true stories of nineteen unstoppable Muslim women of the twenty-first century who have risen above challenges, doubts, and sometimes outright hostility to blaze trails in a wide range of fields. Whether it was the culinary arts, fashion, sports, government, science, entertainment, education, or activism, these women never took “no” for an answer or allowed themselves to be silenced. Instead, they worked to rise above and not only achieve their dreams, but become influential leaders. Through short, information-rich biographies and vibrant illustrations, Muslim Girls Rise introduces young readers to the diverse and important contributions Muslim women have made, and role models they may never have heard of before, but whose stories they will never forget.


The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown

The Forgotten Girl
  • Title : The Forgotten Girl
  • Author : India Hill Brown
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1338317261
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

"This ghost story gave me chill after chill. It will haunt you." -- R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps


Restart by Gordon Korman

Restart
  • Title : Restart
  • Author : Gordon Korman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781643109350
  • Pages : 243
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From bestselling author, Restart is the story of a kid with a messy past who has to figure out what it means to get a clean start. Booklist writes, ''This rewarding novel features an engaging main character and some memorable moments of comedy, tenderness, and reflection.'' (starred review)


Game Theory, Alive by Anna R. Karlin,Yuval Peres

Game Theory, Alive
  • Title : Game Theory, Alive
  • Author : Anna R. Karlin,Yuval Peres
  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • ISBN Code : 1470419823
  • Pages : 372
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

We live in a highly connected world with multiple self-interested agents interacting and myriad opportunities for conflict and cooperation. The goal of game theory is to understand these opportunities. This book presents a rigorous introduction to the mathematics of game theory without losing sight of the joy of the subject. This is done by focusing on theoretical highlights (e.g., at least six Nobel Prize winning results are developed from scratch) and by presenting exciting connections of game theory to other fields such as computer science (algorithmic game theory), economics (auctions and matching markets), social choice (voting theory), biology (signaling and evolutionary stability), and learning theory. Both classical topics, such as zero-sum games, and modern topics, such as sponsored search auctions, are covered. Along the way, beautiful mathematical tools used in game theory are introduced, including convexity, fixed-point theorems, and probabilistic arguments. The book is appropriate for a first course in game theory at either the undergraduate or graduate level, whether in mathematics, economics, computer science, or statistics. The importance of game-theoretic thinking transcends the academic setting—for every action we take, we must consider not only its direct effects, but also how it influences the incentives of others.


Catalog of Copyright Entries by Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Catalog of Copyright Entries
  • Title : Catalog of Copyright Entries
  • Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Girl in the Blue and White Checked Dress by Beth Shaw Rackley

The Girl in the Blue and White Checked Dress
  • Title : The Girl in the Blue and White Checked Dress
  • Author : Beth Shaw Rackley
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • ISBN Code : 1452092397
  • Pages : 24
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Girl in the Blue and White Checked Dress is a story of a girl that is extremely poor, but refuses to let this define her. Through positive attitude and kindness she discovers that she is much more than simply "the girl in the blue and white checked dress."


Bloody Jack by Louis A. Meyer

Bloody Jack
  • Title : Bloody Jack
  • Author : Louis A. Meyer
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • ISBN Code : 9780756942847
  • Pages : 283
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a 13-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.


Our Christmas Story by Korie Herold

Our Christmas Story
  • Title : Our Christmas Story
  • Author : Korie Herold
  • Publisher : Paige Tate & Company
  • ISBN Code : 1944515879
  • Pages : 112
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With an elegant linen cover, archival-quality paper, and hand-drawn illustrations, Our Christmas Story will be a family treasure for years and generations to come. With space to record- * Meaningful traditions * Holiday celebrations you hosted or attended * Special gifts given or received * Photos with Santa or annual family Christmas cards * Cherished family recipes * And so much more! Special features- * Chic, timeless design * Elegant linen cover * Acid-free and archival paper * Generous 9.75" x 9.75" trim size offers ample space for photos and cards * Lay-flat design allows you to easily write in the book * A pocket in the back to provide space to safely store letters to Santa and other Christmas keepsakes * Lovingly designed artwork and thoughtful prompts encourage you to reflect and celebrate


The Churchman by N.A

The Churchman
  • Title : The Churchman
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Little Girl Who Was Afraid of Everything by Aurora Cacciapuoti

The Little Girl Who Was Afraid of Everything
  • Title : The Little Girl Who Was Afraid of Everything
  • Author : Aurora Cacciapuoti
  • Publisher : Tate Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781849766913
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Ami is afraid of absolutely everything, but when she meets a creature who needs her help, she puts her fears behind her to make them feel better! The more she does, the more she realises what she has been missing until she is no longer afraid. Then she meets a new creature...


The Girl in the Empty Dress by Lise McClendon,Rory Tate

The Girl in the Empty Dress
  • Title : The Girl in the Empty Dress
  • Author : Lise McClendon,Rory Tate
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780981944203
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The sequel to the much-loved Blackbird Fly is here at last! Merle Bennett is spending another summer in France, vacationing with her four sisters and one friend, lawyers all, tramping around the backroads of the Dordogne. The sixth member of their walking tour is a law colleague, Gillian Sargent. She hasn't made a good impression on the Bennett sisters, being annoying and secretive and upsetting the delicate karma of sisterhood. When Gillian finds an injured dog along the roadside and wants to keep it for her own, the idyllic summer trip of sisterly bonding and wine-drinking turns dark and dangerous. Who else is after this dog? Why is she so special? And what secret is Gillian Sargent keeping so close to her chest that her co-workers call her 'The Girl in the Empty Dress?' Lise McClendon introduced Merle Bennett in Blackbird Fly, taking readers on a journey of self-discovery for Merle as her late husband's life opened up its secrets. He left her a stone house in the Dordogne he never mentioned, his family estate. Merle's efforts to fix up the abandoned ruin, extract a squatter, and discover the family secrets help her through her grief. Now, back in this corner of southwest France of dark, oaky wine, rocky hills, foie gras and earthy truffles, she juggles sibling bickering, her teenage son, two boyfriends, and the law. All she wants is to unwind in the golden light of France. But France has a few tricks up its sleeves again. Thanks to a sad, dirty little dog and a woman with too many secrets.