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A Persistence Of Geraniums And Other Worrying Tales

Author : John Linwood Grant
ISBN : 1976108926
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Enter a world where the psychic, the alienist and the assassin carry out their strange duties whilst quiet tragedies unfold. These are tales of murder, madness and the supernatural in an Edwardian England never quite what it seems. From rural Yorkshire to the heart of the City, death is on the air, and no one can sense it better than Mr Dry, the Deptford Assassin.On the cursed shores of Suffolk, an army widow loads her husband's revolver; in a small village, a vicar and his wife hear a tale which challenges their beliefs. The monstrous acts of a young gentleman are brought to an end by unlikely allies, whilst a deluded killer almost escapes the courts, only to discover another kind of justice. And if you want to know why a pale dog waits patiently in a London terrace, the true fate of the Whitechapel murderer, or simply the value of geraniums to one woman, then come inside...The first ever collection of Tales of the Last Edwardian, from John Linwood Grant."A strong narrative voice, a keen mind and a masterful ability to create characters that stay with the reader long after the book is finished."- Sam Gafford

25 Classic Valentine S Day Stories

Author : Golgotha Press
ISBN : 9781621070986
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Love is in the air! Read 25 classic romances, poems, and stories to celebrate this Valentine's Day!Works include:EmmaThe Black MothThe Fair Maid of Perth (St Valentine's Day)Old ValentinesJane EyreThe SheikNorth and SouthVanity FairMiddlemarchMadame BovaryThe Beautiful and Damned†̈The Blue LagoonCleopatraJude the ObscureThe Phantom of the OperaThe RainbowA Room with a ViewThis Side of ParadiseWuthering HeightsThe House of MirthGreen MansionsDamsel in DistressSwan SongThe Scarlet PimpernelWashington Square


Author : Noel Kingsbury
ISBN : 9781604697315
Genre : Gardening
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Planting: A New Perspective is an essential resource for designers and gardeners looking to create plant-rich, beautiful gardens that support biodiversity and nourish the human spirit. An intimate knowledge of plants is essential to the success of modern landscape design, and Planting makes Oudolf’s considerable understanding of plant ecology and performance accessible, explaining how plants behave in different situations, what goes on underground, and which species make good neighbors. Extensive plant charts and planting plans will help you choose plants for their structure, color, and texture as well as the way they perform in the landscape. A detailed directory with details like each plant’s life expectancy, the persistence of its seedheads, its tendency to spread, and propensity to self-seed, this book is a beautiful and invaluable resource.

The Dulwich Horror And Others

Author : David Hambling
ISBN : 1848639058
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The Rich Man S Table

Author : Scott Spencer
ISBN : 9781453205402
Genre : Fiction
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A man’s impassioned search for his legendary rock star father becomes a journey of self-discovery in this masterful novel from bestselling author Scott Spencer Billy Rothschild’s obsession with legendary ’60s folksinger Luke Fairchild could be considered fanatic, if not for the fact that Luke is actually Billy’s father. Raised by his beautiful, charismatic, former–flower child mother, Billy is a lost soul. Determined to learn something—anything—about his origins, he sets out on an illuminating quest to find and confront the father he always knew of but never knew. Evocative and lyrical, The Rich Man’s Table is a moving portrait of a man seeking to connect to a lost past, and to build a new future for himself. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Scott Spencer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Tales Of Trail And Town

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Occult Detective Quarterly

Author : Electric Press
ISBN : 1548101532
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Mysteries, hauntings and strange encounters. Now available for the first time on Amazon - the launch issue of OCCULT DETECTIVE QUARTERLY, the finest and most intriguing stories of those who investigate the strange, the supernatural and the occult. Great fiction from new and established names, including Willie Meikle, Adrian Cole, Amanda DeWees and Joshua M Reynolds. Includes the striking and dark novelette 'Monochrome' by Ted E Grau, Tim Prasil's 'How to be a Fictional Victorian Ghost Hunter (In 5 Easy Steps), and interior illustrations by top artists. Plus reviews, and an interview with legendary creator of Dr Spektor, Don F Glut. "Exceeded my expectations in virtually every way. We are witnessing the birth of a major fantasy magazine." (Black Gate). "...A colourful, entertaining, informative magazine... I would actually recommend this magazine to anyone with an interest in supernatural tales or indeed detective fiction." (Ginger Nuts of Horror).

Probably Monsters

Author : Ray Cluley
ISBN : 9781771483353
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Dark, weird, literary horror stories—quintessential ChiZine material. This title comes from a little girl called Isabella who discovered a hole in the carpet and promptly asked how it got there. Ray didn’t know. So she produced her own answer, delivered with the straight simplicity only childhood allows: “Probably monsters.” This book answers similarly. Sometimes the monsters are bloodsucking fiends with fleshy wings or shambling dead things that won’t rest. Other times they’re creatures red in tooth and claw. And sometimes they’re people, people like me and you and sometimes they’re things these people are scared of or don’t understand, things that make us howl in the darkness, often hoping no one hears. Despite what our parents may have told us, there are such things as monsters. Lots of them. We discover that quickly, growing up.

Therapeutic Residential Care For Children And Youth

Author : James K Whittaker
ISBN : 9780857008336
Genre : Social Science
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Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth takes a fresh look at therapeutic residential care as a powerful intervention in working with the most troubled children who need intensive support. Featuring contributions from distinguished international contributors, it critically examines current research and innovative practice and addresses the key questions: how does it work, what are its critical “active ingredients” and does it represent value for money? The book covers a broad spectrum of established and emerging approaches pioneered around with world, with contributors from the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Spain, Australia, Israel and the UK offering a mix of practice and research exemplars. The book also looks at the research relating to critical issues for child welfare service providers: the best time to refer children to residential care, how children can be helped to make the transition into care, the characteristics of children entering and exiting care, strategies for engaging families as partners, how the substantial cost of providing intensive is best measured against outcomes, and what research and development challenges will allow therapeutic residential care to be rigorously compared with its evidence-based community-centered alternatives. Importantly, the volume also outlines how to set up and implement intensive child welfare services, considering how transferable they are, how to measure success and value for money, and the training protocols and staffing needed to ensure that a programme is effective. This comprehensive volume will enable child welfare professionals, researchers and policymakers to develop a refined understanding of the potential of therapeutic residential care, and to identify the highest and best uses of this intensive and specialized intervention.

Letters From The Dust Bowl

Author : Caroline Henderson
ISBN : 9780806187945
Genre : History
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In May 1936 Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace wrote to Caroline Henderson to praise her contributions to American "understanding of some of our farm problems." His comments reflected the national attention aroused by Henderson’s articles, which had been published in Atlantic Monthly since 1931. Even today, Henderson’s articles are frequently cited for her vivid descriptions of the dust storms that ravaged the Plains. Caroline Henderson was a Mount Holyoke graduate who moved to Oklahoma’s panhandle to homestead and teach in 1907. This collection of Henderson’s letters and articles published from 1908 to1966 presents an intimate portrait of a woman’s life in the Great Plains. Her writing mirrors her love of the land and the literature that sustained her as she struggled for survival. Alvin O. Turner has collected and edited Henderson’s published materials together with her private correspondence. Accompanying biographical sketch, chapter introductions, and annotations provide details on Henderson’s life and context for her frequent literary allusions and comments on contemporary issues.

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