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A Memory of Violets

By Hazel Gaynor
  • ISBN Code: : 0062316907
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
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From the author of the USA Today bestseller The Girl Who Came Home comes an unforgettable historical novel that tells the story of two long-lost sisters—orphaned flower sellers—and a young woman who is transformed by their experiences. "For little sister. . . . I will never stop looking for you." 1876. Among the filth and depravity of Covent Garden's flower markets, orphaned Irish sisters Flora and Rosie Flynn sell posies of violets and watercress to survive. It is a pitiful existence, made bearable only by each other's presence. When they become separated, the decision of a desperate woman sets their lives on very different paths. 1912. Twenty-one-year-old Tilly Harper leaves the peace and beauty of her native Lake District for London to become assistant housemother at one of Mr. Shaw's Training Homes for Watercress and Flower Girls. For years, the homes have cared for London's orphaned and crippled flower girls, getting them off the streets. For Tilly, the appointment is a fresh start, a chance to leave her troubled past behind. Soon after she arrives at the home, Tilly finds a notebook belonging to Flora Flynn. Hidden between the pages she finds dried flowers and a heartbreaking tale of loss and separation as Flora's entries reveal how she never stopped looking for her lost sister. Tilly sets out to discover what happened to Rosie—but the search will not be easy. Full of twists and surprises, it leads the caring and determined young woman into unexpected places, including the depths of her own heart.

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The next anthology in George R. R. Martin's ongoing Wild Cards alternate-history series, Three Kings. In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth’s population was devastated by an alien virus. Those who survived were changed forever. Some, known as jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical mutations; others, granted superhuman abilities, became the lucky few known as aces. Queen Margaret, who came to the English throne after the death of her sister Elizabeth, now lies on her death-bed. Summoning the joker ace Alan Turing, she urges him to seek the true heir: Elizabeth's lost son. He was rumored to have died as a baby but, having been born a joker, was sent into hiding. Margaret dies and her elder son Henry becomes king and at once declares he wants to make England an "Anglo-Saxon country" and suggests jokers be sent "to the moon." Dangerous tensions begin to tear the country apart. The Twisted Fists—an organization of jokers led by the Green Man—are becoming more militant. And Babh, goddess of war, sees opportunities to sow strife and reap blood... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Clever Girl

By Tessa Hadley
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446499847
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 135
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Stella was a clever girl, everyone thought so. Living with her mother and rather unsatisfactory stepfather in suburban respectability she reads voraciously, smokes until her voice is hoarse and dreams of a less ordinary life. When she meets Val, he seems to her to embody everything she longs for – glamour, ideas, excitement and the thrill of the unknown. But these things come at a price and one that Stella despite all her cleverness doesn’t realise until it is too late.

Acts Of Violets

By Kate Collins
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101007591
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 120
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During the annual Pickle Fest, Abby's boyfriend Marco inexplicably disappears for a day. When he returns, he's the main suspect in the death of a clown. It seems the cops have found Snuggles pushing up water-spurting daisies-and Marco was the last person seen leaving Snuggles's house. Although Marco is still a mystery to her, Abby knows he's innocent. Now she has to find a way to prove it.

Violet Made of Thorns

By Gina Chen
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0593427556
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 447
  • Pdf File: violet-made-of-thorns.pdf

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A darkly enchanting fantasy debut about a morally gray witch, a cursed prince, and a prophecy that ignites their fate-twisted destinies—perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Serpent & Dove. Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased—and not always true—divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he’s crowned at the end of the summer—unless Violet does something about it. But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus's love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom—all depending on the prince’s choice of future bride. Violet faces her own choice: Seize an opportunity to gain control of her own destiny, no matter the cost, or give in to the ill-fated attraction that’s growing between her and Cyrus. Violet’s wits may protect her in the cutthroat court, but they can't change her fate. And as the boundary between hatred and love grows ever thinner with the prince, Violet must untangle a wicked web of deceit in order to save herself and the kingdom—or doom them all.

Shakespeare and Memory

By Hester Lees-Jeffries
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 019165597X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 663
  • Pdf File: shakespeare-and-memory.pdf

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Hamlet's father's Ghost asks his son to 'Remember me!', but how did people remember around 1600? And how do we remember now? Shakespeare and Memory brings together classical and early modern sources, theatre history, performance, material culture, and cognitive psychology and neuroscience in order to explore ideas about memory in Shakespeare's plays and poems. It argues that, when Shakespeare was writing, ideas about memory were undergoing a kind of crisis, as both the technologies of memory (print, the theatre itself) and the belief structures underpinning ideas about memory underwent rapid change. And it suggests that this crisis might be mirrored in our own time, when, despite all the increasing gadgetry at our disposal, memory can still be recovered, falsified, corrupted, or wiped: only we ourselves can remember, but the workings of memory remain mysterious. Shakespeare and Memory draws on works from all stages of Shakespeare's career, with a particular focus on Hamlet, the Sonnets, Twelfth Night, and The Winter's Tale. It considers some little things: what's Hamlet writing on? And why does Orsino think he smells violets? And it asks some big questions: how should the dead be remembered? What's the relationship between memory and identity? And is it art, above all, that enables love and beauty, memory and identity, to endure in the face of loss, time, and death?

Scents and Sensibility

By Catherine Maxwell
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191005207
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: scents-and-sensibility.pdf

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This lively, accessible book is the first to explore Victorian literature through scent and perfume, presenting an extensive range of well-known and unfamiliar texts in intriguing and imaginative new ways that make us re-think literature's relation with the senses. Concentrating on aesthetic and decadent authors, Scents and Sensibility introduces a rich selection of poems, essays, and fiction, exploring these texts with reference to both the little-known cultural history of perfume use and the appreciation of natural fragrance in Victorian Britain. It shows how scent and perfume are used to convey not merely moods and atmospheres but the nuances of the aesthete or decadent's carefully cultivated identity, personality, or sensibility. A key theme is the emergence of the olfactif, the cultivated individual with a refined sense of smell, influentially represented by the poet and critic Algernon Charles Swinburne, who is emulated by a host of canonical and less well-known aesthetic and decadent successors such as Walter Pater, Edmund Gosse, John Addington Symonds, Lafcadio Hearn, Michael Field, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Symons, Mark André Raffalovich, Theodore Wratislaw, and A. Mary F. Robinson. This book explores how scent and perfume pervade the work of these authors in many different ways, signifying such diverse things as style, atmosphere, influence, sexuality, sensibility, spirituality, refinement, individuality, the expression of love and poetic creativity, and the aura of personality, dandyism, modernity, and memory. A coda explores the contrasting twentieth-century responses of Virginia Woolf and Compton Mackenzie to the scent of Victorian literature.

Violet Flame

By Elizabeth Clare Prophet
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  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Book Code : 160988275X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 913
  • Pdf File: violet-flame.pdf

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"Violet Flame: Alchemy for Personal Change unlocks the mysteries of the violet flame, a high-frequency light that you can use to change your life and the world around you. Experienced by mystics and known to spiritual teachers East and West, the violet flame dissolves negative energy and restores it to positive energy. Chapter by chapter, you’ll explore exactly how the violet flame works and learn practical techniques for using it to free the unlimited power that exists within you right now to resolve everyday problems. Includes techniques of visualization along with mantras, prayers, and affirmations to call forth the energy of the violet flame to transform every aspect of your life."

Proofs Of The Spirit World

By L. Chevreuil
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 1172120501
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: proofs-of-the-spirit-world.pdf

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Paths of Light and Darkness

By Mark L. Prophet
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  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Book Code : 1932890661
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  • Members : 472
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The Lost Teachings of Jesus, Book 2

By Mark L. Prophet,Elizabeth Clare Prophet
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  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Book Code : 1932890483
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 228
  • Pdf File: the-lost-teachings-of-jesus-book-2.pdf

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"In Book 1 of their Lost Teachings of Jesus series, Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet demonstrate that many of Jesus’ original teachings were lost. In Book 2, they go one step further. They show how early churchmen, aided and abetted by the Roman emperors Constantine and Justinian, distorted Jesus’ true teachings. And robbed you of what he wanted you to know about the power of your own inner Christ. In modem vernacular, parable and story, the Prophets provide the missing links. They explain the difference between “Jesus” and “the Christ.” They show how the Church’s doctrines on sin and the only begotten Son of God have obscured what Jesus really taught about salvation. And they explore how Eastern concepts like karma, reincarnation and chakras can be found wrapped in the mysteries he gave the disciples. Most importantly, they recapture the heart of his message—that you, like Jesus, can reconnect with your Divine Source to realize your full potential."

Master of the Vineyard

By Myrtle Reed
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 306
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 667
  • Pdf File: master-of-the-vineyard.pdf

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"Master of the Vineyard" by Myrtle Reed. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.