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Matron In Charge

Author : Evelyn Prentis
ISBN : 9781448175604
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'She should never have kept the business going after her husband died. Running a betting shop is no job for a woman. Especially when she's got bad legs.' After a short stay at hospital herself, Evelyn Prentis wondered what was in store for her when she returned to work. From the door-slamming Miss Cromwell to Mrs Silver's shoplifting and Mrs May coming over all queer, being Matron in charge of the Lodge was rarely straightforward. So when her ladies became unusually united in their grumbling about newest resident Ivy, the woman who'd kept the betting shop on the High Street, Evelyn was ready for all hell to break loose. But instead, with openness and kindness, Ivy won people over and even started bringing them together. Suddenly, being in charge of the Lodge was no trouble at all ...

Documenting First Wave Feminisms

Author : Nancy Forestell
ISBN : 9781442666610
Genre : Social Science
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This book is the second of a two-volume anthology of primary source documents on feminism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Unique in its extensive treatment of the first-wave feminist movement in Canada, it highlights distinct elements of its origins and evolution. The book is organized into thematic rubrics that address key issues, debates, and struggles within the first wave in Canada, as well as international influences and Canadian engagement in transnational networks and initiatives. Documents by Indigenous, Anglophone, Francophone, and immigrant female activists demonstrate the richness and complexity of Canadian feminism during this period. Together with its first volume, Documenting First Wave Feminisms reveals a more nuanced picture, attentive to nationalism and transnationalism, of the first wave than has previously been understood.

Freedom S Land

Author : Anna Jacobs
ISBN : 9781444711578
Genre : Fiction
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Her husband was killed in the Great War. His wife is dead. Why not journey to the other side of the world and start again from scratch? What does it matter if they don't know each other, they will in time, after all? Norah thinks it is the most stupid idea she has ever heard. But Andrew needs no persuading. His kids are without a mother, he lives in a Lancashire town with no prospects: he can't wait to build a new life for himself in Australia. The government will even give ex-servicemen a farm, as long as they clear the land themselves. The only thing he needs is a wife to join him and time is short. Then Norah's father dies and there is nowhere for her or her daughter to go. For the first time in her life she decides to do something crazy. It may be madness to follow a man she barely knows to an untamed land of heat, spiders and endless bush far from home, but it may also be the answer to all her dreams.

Party Shoes

Author : Noel Streatfeild
ISBN : 0192752537
Genre : Children's stories
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Near the end of the Second World War, Selina receives a parcel from America that contains a beautiful party dress and shoes. But her excitement turns to sorrow when she realizes she'll never have a chance to wear the beautiful dress, until she and her cousins decide to organize a pageant.


Author : Colleen McCullough
ISBN : 9781476755458
Genre : Fiction
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Colleen McCullough’s new, romantic Australian novel about four unforgettable sisters taking their places in life during the tumultuous years after World War I is “just as epic as her ultra-romantic classic, The Thorn Birds” (Marie Claire). Because they are two sets of twins, the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be. Yet each of these vivacious young women has her own dream for herself: Edda wants to be a doctor, Grace wants to marry, Tufts wants never to marry, and Kitty wishes to be known for something other than her beauty. They are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit, and ambition, but as they step into womanhood at the beginning of the twentieth century, life holds limited prospects for them. Together they decide to enroll in a training program for nurses—a new option for women of their time. As the Latimer sisters become immersed in hospital life and the demands of their training, each must make weighty decisions about love, career, and what she values most. The results are sometimes happy, sometimes heartbreaking, but always…bittersweet. Set against the background of a young and largely untamed nation, “filled with humor, insight, and captivating historical detail, McCullough’s latest is a wise and warm tribute to family, female empowerment, and her native land” (People).

Functions Organization And Administration Of The Departments In The Executive Branch Of The State Government

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Genre : Civil service
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Tom Won T Break

Author : Michael Faunce-Brown
ISBN : 9781782223481
Genre : Fiction
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"An action packed story, which will appeal to all who like a work of fiction where the storyline does not falter but pulls the reader along - left me breathless at times. I felt as if I was fighting for survival with Tom." ANDREW GROZIER, fiction thriller author Books by the same author: Slave Children - fast flowing action, & film script Slug Bait - mild horror Blowing My Own Trumpet - autobiography Vampire's Apprentice - 12+ Tom In Trouble - 12+ Young Escapers - 12+ & 7 episodes for TV

Literacy And History

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ISBN : 9781741265040
Genre : Celts
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Author : Michael R. Häack
ISBN : 9781456733711
Genre : Fiction
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Recovering from a broken marriage, schoolteacher Mike Stanton has decided to abandon his life in California and immigrate to New Zealand. With high hopes, a large backpack, money, and documents in hand, Mike boards a Pan Am flight from San Francisco bound for adventure. Trouble arises immediately when his flight develops engine trouble and is diverted to Hawaii. During the days of waiting for another flight to take him onward, Mike falls in love with the beaches, surf, and island girls but is still content to leave when the time comes. Upon his arrival in New Zealand, however, he is informed he cannot immigrate after all. With only three months until his visa expires, Mike decides to explore the stunning countryside—and soon finds himself caught up with a gang of passport counterfeiters. He is stalked and mistaken for an FBI agent, and in the serenity of this South Pacific paradise, he is kidnapped, the first in a series of treacherous events that the wayward teacher may not survive. In this thriller, one man on an extended vacation in New Zealand finds himself out of his depth, mixed up with international criminals, and facing dangers that could end with his death.

The Era Of Steam Engines Volume Three

Author : David Hunt
ISBN : 9781446732632
Genre : Locomotive firemen
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Steam supreme. There are lots of railwaymen, who have departed from this world, and many are still alive, however very few have written about their experiences as employees while working for the Western Australian Government Railways. These incidents laughable or sad would be lost forever, which is the reason I am writing this book, (The Era of Steam Engines). The age of steam running supreme has vanished but the memories live on in the minds of men and women who worked in this steam-era. I will try to give a full account in this book of what it was like to be one of those people; working diligently in this era, making many permanent friends for life and how I enjoyed working steam and diesel locomotives.

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