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Only The Clothes On Her Back

Author : Laura F. Edwards
ISBN : 0197568572
Genre : History
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An innovative recasting of US legal and economic history through the power of clothing for those who lacked power and status in American society. What can dresses, bedlinens, waistcoats, pantaloons, shoes, and kerchiefs tell us about the legal status of the least powerful members of American society? In the hands of eminent historian Laura F. Edwards, these textiles tell a revealing story of ordinary people and how they made use of their material goods' economic and legal value in the period between the Revolution and the Civil War. Only the Clothes on Her Back uncovers practices, commonly known then, but now long forgotten, which made textiles--clothing, cloth, bedding, and accessories, such as shoes and hats--a unique form of property that people without rights could own and exchange. The value of textiles depended on law, and it was law that turned these goods into a secure form of property for marginalized people, who not only used these textiles as currency, credit, and capital, but also as entree into the new republic's economy and governing institutions. Edwards grounds the laws relating to textiles in engaging stories from the lives of everyday Americans. Wives wove linen and kept the proceeds, enslaved people traded coats and shoes, and poor people invested in fabrics, which they carefully preserved in trunks. Edwards shows that these stories are about far more than cloth and clothing; they reshape our understanding of law and the economy in America. Based on painstaking archival research from fifteen states, Only the Clothes on Her Back reconstructs this hidden history of power, tracing it from the governing order of the early republic in which textiles' legal principles flourished to the textiles' legal downfall in the mid-nineteenth century when they were crowded out by the rising power of rights.

The Clothes On Their Backs

Author : Linda Grant
ISBN : 1844085422
Genre : Clothing and dress
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In a red brick mansion block off the Marylebone Road, Vivien, a sensitive, bookish girl grows up sealed off from both past and present by her timid refugee parents. Then one morning a glamorous uncle appears, dressed in a mohair suit, with a diamond watch on his wrist and a girl in a leopard-skin hat on his arm. Why is Uncle Sándor so violently unwelcome in her parents' home? This is a novel about survival - both banal and heroic - and a young woman who discovers the complications, even betrayals, that inevitably accompany the fierce desire to live. Set against the backdrop of a London from the 1950s to the present day, The Clothes on Their Backs is a wise and tender novel about the clothes we choose to wear, the personalities we dress ourselves in, and about how they define us all.

Fever

Author : Mary Beth Keane
ISBN : 9781451693423
Genre : Fiction
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A fictionalized account of the life of Typhoid Mary, an Irish immigrant who moved to New York at the turn of the century and became a successful cook, until the Department of Health noticed the trail of disease she left behind.

Her Only Desire

Author : Gaelen Foley
ISBN : 9780349403878
Genre : Fiction
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Ian Prescott, the Marquess of Griffith, is a cool-nerved British diplomatic renowned for his integrity, and famed among the British debutantes for his striking good looks. Much to their dismay, the handsome marquess has no use for love. He conceals a dark secret surrounding his disastrous first marriage and the death of his wife and has vowed never to marry again. On a diplomatic trip to India, Ian is asked to watch over the daughter of an old family friend, Miss Georgiana Knight. He is instantly intrigued by Georgiana's striking beauty that conceals a sharp mind and a shocking independence. A ruling belle of local society in India, Georgiana is out of her element in London and yet she's determined to conquer the ton on her own, refusing Ian's protection every step of the way. Ian is infuriated by Georgie's wilful defiance, as much as he is captivated by her natural charms.

Her Only Hope

Author : Maria Rachel Hooley
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When trouble calls, you definitely want Ridge Matthews on your side. The last person OSBI agent Ridge Matthews ever expected to walk into his life was Brecca Nunley, the only woman he couldn’t shake. Now, not only is she back, she’s his next case. It takes a lot to rile him up, but missing kids usually do it, especially when the kid in question is the five-year-old son he never knew he had to begin with. Now Ridge has to find his son and protect the woman he loves from a ruthless killer he put behind bars years ago. Oh yeah, he's also supposed to keep his heart and hands away from Brecca, but some things are destined to fail before they start.

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Only Full Report Of The Trial Of Rev I S Kalloch On Charge Of Adultery

Author : Isaac Kalloch
ISBN : UCD:31175015701629
Genre : Sexual misconduct by clergy
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Snowdrops At The Birdie And Bramble

Author : Alison Craig
ISBN : 9781409195559
Genre : Family & Relationships
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'Absolutely loved it, this was devoured in 24 hours as I was so excited to read this. Just as addictive, entertaining and emotional rollercoaster of a read as book one.' NetGalley Reviewer When the unexpected happens... Since jetting off on her round-the-world adventure, Maddy Campbell never thought she'd be heading back to live in the small town of her birth to run The Birdie & Bramble. But after months of travelling, Maddy finally knows what she wants...and she's ready to make it happen! Only to arrive to find that The Birdie & Bramble needs a new chef and it's her job to hire the perfect fit. Plus Jack hasn't spoken to her since she boarded the plane all those months ago, she really thought they had something... Can Maddy fix the restaurant and her love life or will a new stranger throw more surprises her way? Funny and heartwarming The Birdie and Bramble series is the perfect pick-me-up this spring! 'This book was a rollercoaster of emotions for me. I smiled, I laughed and I even cried for Maddy.' NetGalley Reviewer 'Absolutely beautiful... I smiled, I laughed and I even cried for Maddy. It was so hard for me to put down' NetGalley Reviewer This is the second novel in The Birdie & Bramble series. Don't miss a single book in this hilarious and feel-good series: 1. New Beginnings at The Birdie & Bramble 2. Snowdrops at The Birdie & Bramble 3. Blue Skies at The Birdie & Bramble Reviewers have falling in love with The Birdie and Bramble - have you? 'Well written with loveable and relatable characters, such a heartwarming read' 'This is a brilliant book. I loved the characters. They are well written and relatable The plot is entertaining and kept me interested until the end. This is the first book in the series and I can't wait for the next one.' 'This is a brilliant book about new starts, family, grief, and friendship. It's one of those book that can be an easy read or make you think if you read them at the right moment in your life.' 'This story so made me want to pack a bag and return for a visit to Scotland!' 'I really enjoyed reading this book, It has a lovely feel good factor, and it is an engaging read.' 'This novel has interesting characters, a great storyline and is unputdownable. Would recommend you give this read a go.' 'New Beginnings at The Birdie and Bramble is the first novel by Alison Craig that I've read and I can honestly say that I will be picking up more of her work in the future. I really liked her style of writing and found this an easy book to read. Her writing is so descriptive and I could honestly picture everything she was describing, especially the food! ' 'This is very similar to a Katie Fforde novel. I loved the glorious food descriptions (not to be read if you are on a diet), the cosy small town feel, the morning walks on the beach, the romantic tension between Maddie's boyfriend in London and her new venison supplier for the restaurant. There's a suitably evil Laird, secret identities and nefarious plots to reveal all while serving sumptuous Scottish fare.'

The Age Of Innocence

Author : Edith Wharton
ISBN : 9783985228959
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The Flight

Author : Julie Clark
ISBN : 9781529384734
Genre : Fiction
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! 'Bristling with suspense and crammed with false clues, it would make a fine Hitchcock film' Daily Mail 'Engrossing' The Times (Book of the Month) 'Thoroughly absorbing - not only because of its tantalizing plot and deft pacing, but also because of its unexpected poignancy and its satisfying, if bittersweet, resolution. The characters get under your skin' New York Times 'Absolutely sensational!' Jo Spain 'I couldn't put it down' has never been more true! Crying out to be turned into a Netflix series' Prima Claire and Eva lead very different lives, but they have one thing in common - they are both in huge danger and need to disappear. A chance encounter at the airport presents the two women with a simple but crazy solution: switch places then drop off the grid when they land. But one woman will never reach her destination. The Flight has been highly acclaimed across the world and delivers a smart, tense and twisting narrative that will have you hooked from the first page to the last. It's the perfect escapism, wherever you are! Reviews from Netgalley: * 'This wasn't like any book I've read before. (...) It was emotional, page turning, well written, believable, relatable, and every other emotion in between.' * 'Loved this book - was a real page -turner, fast paced well plotted and I was hooked from the start. I can highly recommend - you won't be disappointed!' * 'Fast moving, fully entertaining suspense with well drawn characters and a engaging plot. Ideal escapism.' * 'Overall, a terrific suspense thriller which is extremely well written, keeps your focus throughout with characters you invest in. Highly recommended.'

Dispersal

Author : Addison Gunn
ISBN : 9781786180926
Genre : Fiction
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Genre : Children's literature
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Love Her Only Satan Ceo Be Gentle

Author : Yan Huadiewu
ISBN : 9781648469879
Genre : Fiction
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As the reception of a hotel, he actually met an ex-boyfriend that he abandoned in the past to get a room with? Embarrassment! "He was immediately transferred to a private secretary, he wants to die!" "Can't you let me go?" Let you go? "Su Shengxia, for the rest of your life, you won't be able to escape from my grasp!" In his lifetime, they were destined to meet on a narrow path!

Crystalline Aura

Author : Cil Gregoire
ISBN : 9781594331695
Genre : Fiction
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When a magic crystal is released by the retreating Susitna Glacier in Alaska, and the Dark Orb is unearthed by the flooding of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, an ancient battle, brought to earth twelve thousand years ago, is rekindled. Rahlys, disillusioned with urban life, the commercial use of her artistic talent, and an unfaithful boyfriend, returns to Alaska and purchases Trapper Bean’s log cabin in the pristine wilderness of the Northern Susitna Valley, seeking peace and solitude to paint. Peace and solitude are challenged when a raven, formerly tamed by Trapper Bean, brings Rahlys a strange crystal that glows softly from within with multi-colored light. When Rahlys takes possession of the crystal, she takes possession of Sorceress Anthya's powers, and a classic struggle between good and evil unfolds. Filled with the natural beauty and magic that is Alaska, Crystalline Aura compels us to believe in the unbelievable, and in the magic within ourselves.

Ebook Learning Disability

Author : Gordon Grant
ISBN : 9780335238446
Genre : Political Science
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Annotation "The editors have brought together a range of eminent contributors who present a range of issues throughout the life cycle. The book asserts that it hopes to 'assist readers to anticipate change and discontinuity in people's lives and think about strategies to support them' through the many challenges that they may face in their lives. In my view this book certainly does that and the editors and contributors are to be congratulated on the production of a relevant and contemporary text that I have no hesitation in both endorsing and recommending to all involved in supporting and or caring for people with learning disabilities."Professor Bob Gates, Project Leader - Learning Disabilities Workforce Development, NHS Education South Central, UK"The editors have gathered an authoritative faculty to present and discuss a range of contemporary issues; both practical and ethical. The text is well grounded in the lived experience of people with disability and draws on the evidence-base of contemporary science. Each chapter includes thought provoking exercises. This is a seminal text for students and practitioners, researchers and policy makers."Associate Professor Keith R. McVilly, Deakin University, Australia"I currently own a copy of the first edition and it has proved an invaluable resource time and time again. There is not an essay I complete that does not make reference to the book and I can consistently use it to reflect back on my practice as a student nurse and social worker. Having read several extracts from the new edition it does appear to include very high quality content covering learning disabilities over the lifespan ... if I were to personally recommend any book for budding or current learning disability professionals then this would be it."James Grainger, Student Nurse/Social Worker, Sheffield Hallam University, UK"I like the way it has primary and secondary information from a range of sources. The exercises in the book also get you to think about the situation in question which helps us think about our values and anti-oppressive practice ... This book really does start with the basics and having a learning disability from birth and the effects, to in depth knowledge and literature ... This book would be very helpful to me as it brings in literature policies and models from both a health and social side, which is important for my course and collaborative working."Laura Jean Lowe, Student Nurse, Sheffield Hallam University, UK"It is written with a clearly conveyed in-depth knowledge and in a way that has professional lived experience within the context of the work. The authors have taken into account the emotional, client-centred approach to the modern practitioner's practice ... The book gives a true wealth of good practice scenarios that can only help practitioners be good at what they do and aspire to be."Lee Marshall, Student Nurse, Sheffield Hallam University, UKWith its spread of chapters covering key issues across the life cycle this text has established itself as the foundational primer for those studying the lived experiences of people with learning disabilities and their families, and outcomes achieved through services and support systems.Recognising learning disability as a lifelong disability, this accessible book is structured around the life cycle. The second edition is refreshed and expanded to include seven new chapters, covering:AetiologyBreaking news (about disability) and early interventionTransition to adulthoodThe sexual lives of womenEmploymentPersonalisationPeople with hidden identitiesWith contributions from respected figures from a range of disciplines, the book draws heavily upon multidisciplinary perspectives and is based on the latest research and evidence for practice. The text is informed by medical, social and legal models of learning disability, exploring how "learning disability" is produced, reproduced and understood.Extensive use is made of real-life case studies, designed to bring theory, values, policy and practice to life. Narrative chapters describe, in the words of people with learning disabilities themselves, their lives and aspirations. They helpfully show readers the kinds of roles played by families, advocates and services in supporting people with learning disabilities. New exercises and questions have been added to encourage discussion and reflection on practice.Learning Disabilityis core reading for students entering health and social care professions to work with people with learning disabilities. It is a compelling reference text for practitioners as it squarely addresses the challenges facing people with learning disability, their loved ones and the people supporting them.ContributorsDawn Adams, Kathryn Almack, Dorothy Atkinson, Nigel Beail, Christine Bigby, Alison Brammer, Jacqui Brewster, Hilary Brown, Jennifer Clegg, Lesley Cogher, Helen Combes, Clare Connors, Bronach Crawley, Eric Emerson, Margaret Flynn, Linda Gething, Dan Goodley, Peter Goward, Gordon Grant, Chris Hatton, Sheila Hollins, Jane Hubert, Kelley Johnson, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, Heather McAlister, Michelle McCarthy, Alex McClimens, Roy McConkey, David McConnell, Keith McKinstrie, Fiona Mackenzie, Ghazala Mir, Ada Montgomery, Lesley Montisci, Elizabeth Murphy, Chris Oliver, Richard Parrott, Paul Ramcharan, Malcolm Richardson, Bronwyn Roberts, Philippa Russell, Kirsten Stalker, Martin Stevens, John Taylor, Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Sally Twist, Jan Walmsley, Kate Woodcock

Her One And Only

Author : Penny Jordan
ISBN : 9781459249646
Genre : Fiction
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In these classics from the dramatic family saga The Crightons, two women are in search of their perfect man…and perfect love! THE PERFECT FATHER Liam Connolly should have been relieved to see Samantha Miller set off for England in search of the ideal husband to start a family with. Ever since Sam was a teenager, she's had a crush on Liam. But he's always resisted, believing they were an unlikely match. So why does he suddenly want to be the man to father her babies? A PERFECT NIGHT Katie Crighton feels like an outsider around her own friends and family, who all seem to be in happy relationships, while Katie remains a virgin. But the dangerously attractive Sebastian Cooke seems to be out to change all that. He teases and tantalizes Katie until they spend one special night together—and she is left wanting more.…

Always The Young Strangers

Author : Carl Sandburg
ISBN : 9780544784017
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet and historian recalls his midwestern boyhood in this classic memoir. Born in a tiny cottage in Galesburg, Illinois, in 1878, Carl Sandburg grew with America. As a boy he left school at the age of thirteen to embark on a life of work—driving a milk wagon and serving as a hotel porter, a bricklayer, and a farm laborer before eventually finding his place in the world of literature. In Always the Young Strangers, Sandburg delivers a nostalgic view of small-town life around the turn of the twentieth century and an invaluable perspective on American history.

Finding The Right Time

Author : Stephanie Payne Hurt
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Can dreams tell you about your past life? When Lily moves to Savannah to start her new career she moves into the very house she’s dreamed about since childhood. The landlord is a little too familiar and the cemetery on the property carries memories from her past. When she slips into the past everything comes back, even the man from her dreams. Can Rafe keep her in the past or will she slip from him again? Will their love transcend time? This is a hauntingly sweet romance that will keep you guessing until the end. He bowed his head and shook it from side to side. “I don’t understand how a man that’s been dead for over one hundred years can just take over your heart. How can you even think about going back to him? If you love me, how can you love him too?”

Harder

Author : Robin York
ISBN : 9780349404226
Genre : Fiction
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Caroline still dreams about West. His warm skin, his taut muscles, his hand sliding down her stomach. Then she wakes up and she's back to reality: West is gone. Before he left, he broke her heart. Then, out of the blue, West calls in crisis. A tragedy has hit his family-a family that's already a fractured mess. Caroline knows what she has to do. Without discussion, without stopping to think, she's on a plane, flying to his side to support him in any way he needs. Though they are together once more, things are totally different. West looks edgy, angry at the world. Caroline doesn't fit in. She should be back in Iowa, finalizing her civil suit against the ex-boyfriend who posted their explicit pictures on a revenge porn website. But here she is. Deeply into West, wrapped up in him, in love with him. Still. They fought the odds once. Losing each other was hard. But finding their way back to each other couldn't be harder.

The Kiss That Counted

Author : Karin Kallmaker
ISBN : 9781594939501
Genre : Fiction
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Don't miss this Lammy Award Winner!!! CJ Roshe knows she can never relax her vigilance, especially when her grip on her secrets begins to slip. Contact with the good-hearted Karita Hanssen leaves CJ wishing for impossible things—friends, roots, a lover who knows her real name. With a life cheerfully balanced between all the things that she loves, Karita gives freely of her time and affection. She isn't looking for more until something in CJ's eyes suggests that there could be feelings deeper, stronger—and more dangerous—than any she has ever felt. CJ is committed to only tonight with her body and certainly no tomorrows when it comes to her heart. Karita has always lived for today while she waits for tomorrow to happen. One kiss couldn't change all that—unless it's the kiss that counted. Golden Crown and Lambda Literary award-winning author Karin Kallmaker's tale of two women, two outlooks and two futures trying to become one adds to her long list of best-selling and critically acclaimed lesbian romance novels.

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