Love Well the Hour

The Life of Lady Colin Campbell (1857-1911)
Author: Anne Jordan
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848766114
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
View: 5727
Lady Colin Campbell was born Gertrude Elizabeth Blood in May 1857. She enjoyed a liberal upbringing for the day, and developed into an intelligent, artistic and beautiful young woman. In October 1880 she met Lord Colin Campbell, MP and youngest son of the 8th Duke of Argyll. Within three days they were engaged and, despite his family's objections, they married the following year. Gertrude was launched into an elevated social circle where she enjoyed the company of royalty, eminent politicians and famxous names of the day. But all was not well at home, as the couple's incompatibility became glaringly apparent. The marriage broke down and ended up in the dreaded divorce courts. Lord Colin Campbell accused his wife of adultery with four co-respondents and scandalised society with such a suggestion. After the trial, the couple went their separate ways. Gertrude slowly created a new life for herself as a journalist. Although shunned by much of society, her beauty, intelligence and wit were welcome in the more liberal circles of artists and writers. She was a close friend of the artist and dandy Whistler, and knew the Burne-Jones's. George Bernard Shaw listened to her advice on his early work, and remained a life-long friend, and Henry James used to visit her. But she had her enemies. She exchanged insults with Oscar Wilde, and was disliked by the notorious editor and newspaper proprietor Frank Harris. In her articles Gertrude advocated ideas such as bicycle lanes on roads, cremation as an alternative to burial and equal smoking rights for women. When many in her place would have quietly retired to the country, or found refuge in their nerves, she carved herself a career, threw herself into her sports, and created a new life as an independent woman. Yet little is known of her today; the few references cruelly describe her as a “sex goddess” or “houri”. Anne Jordan’s biography aims to redress the balance and give her life a full and fair hearing. This book tells the story of one of the most gifted women of her day and will appeal to readers interested in history and feminism.

Happy Hours

A Collection of Songs for Schools, Academies, and the Home Circle
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Children's songs, English
Page: 188
View: 7169

The Blue Hour

Author: Alonso Cueto
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409023052
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 2766
Adrián Ormache, a high-flying lawyer with a beautiful wife and two daughters, leads a privileged and glamorous life in one of Lima’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. But when his mother dies, he discovers a letter amongst her possessions making shocking claims about her now long-dead husband, Adrián’s father – a commander in the army during the Peruvian Civil War of the 1980s. As well as being linked to atrocities committed against the ‘Shining Path’ guerrillas, it appears that he also kidnapped and kept a local girl, whose family now seeks retribution. Shocked out of his comfortable existence, Adrián becomes obsessed with finding the girl at the heart of the mystery, and sets out to face the harrowing realities of Peru’s recent past, and uncover the truth about his father.

"Words for the Hour"

A New Anthology of American Civil War Poetry
Author: Faith Barrett,Cristanne Miller
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558495098
Category: History
Page: 401
View: 8776
A comprehensive anthology of Civil War poetry by a number of noted poets including Henry David Thoreau, Julia Ward Howe, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson; and contains an historical timeline listing major battles and events of the war.

The Well-spent Hour, a Tale

Reprinted from the Last American Edition,
Author: Eliza Lee Cabot Follen
Publisher: N.A
Category: Boredom
Page: 175
View: 2187

Man of the Hour

Night of Love\Secret Agent Man
Author: Diana Palmer
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 142681349X
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 9091
Night Of Love: To save her struggling dance company, Meg must accept an unthinkable offer from the man she thought betrayed her long ago. But will it cost her more to trust Steven or to deny the irresistible passion reigniting between them? Secret Agent Man: Corporate security chief Lang Patton could handle anything…except commitment. But to protect his ex-fiancée, Kirry Campbell, from a vicious stalker, Lang would rediscover a love worth dying for.…

The British Drama: Operas and farces

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: English drama
Page: N.A
View: 3493

Love in the East, Or, Adventures of Twelve Hours

A Comic Opera, in Three Acts
Author: Thomas Linley,James Cobb
Publisher: N.A
Category: Operas
Page: 81
View: 1197

All for love or, The world well lost. A tragedy, as it is acted at the Theatre-Royal; and written in imitation of Shakespeare's stile

Author: John Dryden
Publisher: N.A
Page: 63
View: 2037

My Love Affair With the State of Maine

By Scotty Mackenie
Author: Scotty Mackenzie
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 1461741718
Category: Travel
Page: 328
View: 388
What happens when two enterprising young women give up their Madison Avenue salaries, leave the glamorous whirl of New York behind, and move up to Maine to become proprietors of a country store? That's what Scotty Mackenzie and Dorothy Mignault did back in the 1940s, and Scotty's spirited account of their often hilarious setbacks and triumphs has been a well-love classic ever since. When she traded in her silk stockings and pumps for jeans and tennis shoes, Scotty learned a lot--about the people of Goose Rocks Beach, near Kennebunkport, where the store served summer people and year-round residents alike; about the hard work it takes to run a business during the hectic tourist season; about the wisdom to be gained from the solitude of a Maine winter; and most of all, about the strength of a community that sticks together through the best of times and the worst of tragedies. For Goose Rocks Beach, the tragedy swept in with the flames of the infamous Fire of '47, which leveled the small seaside community. Not only is My Love Affair with the State of Maine as fresh and enjoyable a read today as when it was first published, but over the years its value as a snapshot of a bygone era has increased. This new edition contains pictures and an afterword from Scotty herself, filling us in on her adventures since the book was written. It is a rare glimpse of the Maine that was, and that lives on in the hearts of all those who have had their own love affairs with the State of Maine.

The Real Outlook of Poetry

Author: Maurice Harris
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434931366
Category: Poetry
Page: 30
View: 2004

Inside the Literacy Hour

Learning from Classroom Experience
Author: Ros Fisher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134518730
Category: Education
Page: 200
View: 2715
The National Literacy Strategy is at the heart of the government drive to raise the standards in literacy in schools. Based on a research project conducted in classrooms during the first year of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS), this book provides a practical analysis of the ways in which successful teachers have implemented the Literacy Hour. Taking a reflective approach, it chronicles how teachers have changed their attitudes and practice over the first year, and questions why these changes have occurred. With various descriptions of teachers' practice and examples of children's writing throughout, this is an in-depth, yet down-to-earth reflective analysis of effective literacy teaching. Ros Fisher looks in detail at issues such as; improving the teaching of literacy; researching classroom practice; children's learning in the Literacy Hour; changing practice at Key Stage One and Two and mixed age classes and literacy for four-year-olds.

The Works of Shakespeare: Much ado about nothing. All's well that ends well. The life and death of King John. The life and death of King Richard II

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 5466

The Green Hour

A Daily Dose of Nature for Happier, Healthier, Smarter Kids
Author: Todd Christopher
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590307569
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 225
View: 2002
The National Wildlife Federation's provides an activity-packed book for parents that will help them explore with their children the wonders of nature through science and play. Original.

The Witching Hour

Author: Anne Rice
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307575950
Category: Fiction
Page: 1056
View: 5269
From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries. Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding storytelling and the creation of legend, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of witches--a family given to poetry and to incest, to murder and to philosophy; a family that, over the ages, is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being. On the veranda of a great New Orleans house, now faded, a mute and fragile woman sits rocking . . . and The Witching Hour begins. It begins in our time with a rescue at sea. Rowan Mayfair, a beautiful woman, a brilliant practitioner of neurosurgery--aware that she has special powers but unaware that she comes from an ancient line of witches--finds the drowned body of a man off the coast of California and brings him to life. He is Michael Curry, who was born in New Orleans and orphaned in childhood by fire on Christmas Eve, who pulled himself up from poverty, and who now, in his brief interval of death, has acquired a sensory power that mystifies and frightens him. As these two, fiercely drawn to each other, fall in love and--in passionate alliance--set out to solve the mystery of her past and his unwelcome gift, the novel moves backward and forward in time from today's New Orleans and San Francisco to long-ago Amsterdam and a château in the France of Louis XIV. An intricate tale of evil unfolds--an evil unleashed in seventeenth-century Scotland, where the first "witch," Suzanne of the Mayfair, conjures up the spirit she names Lasher . . . a creation that spells her own destruction and torments each of her descendants in turn. From the coffee plantations of Port au Prince, where the great Mayfair fortune is made and the legacy of their dark power is almost destroyed, to Civil War New Orleans, as Julien--the clan's only male to be endowed with occult powers--provides for the dynasty its foothold in America, the dark, luminous story encompasses dramas of seduction and death, episodes of tenderness and healing. And always--through peril and escape, tension and release--there swirl around us the echoes of eternal war: innocence versus the corruption of the spirit, sanity against madness, life against death. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us, through circuitous, twilight paths, to the present and Rowan's increasingly inspired and risky moves in the merciless game that binds her to her heritage. And in New Orleans, on Christmas Eve, this strangest of family sagas is brought to its startling climax.

Treatise on the Love of God

Author: N.A
Publisher: CCEL
ISBN: 1610252586
Page: N.A
View: 6630

We Love Jenni: An Unauthorized Biography of Jenni Rivera

Author: Marc Shapiro,Charlie Vazquez
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
ISBN: 1626010153
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
View: 9017
“We Love Jenni,” is a frank and revealing biography of the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera written by The New York Times best-selling author Marc Shapiro and journalist Charles Vazquez that goes behind the scenes to tell the riveting story of the iconic Latina, who was killed last December 9th in a plane crash in Mexico. Shapiro, author of popular biographies of celebrities such as J. K. Rowling and Justin Bieber, says the book tells the story of a woman “who never shied away from any of the huge problems she faced in life – her rough and tumble childhood, her cheating husband, her first love who in reality was a child molesting monster, her son's indiscretion with an underage girl and so much more. Jenni was such an amazing woman – it’s reflected in her fiery live performances and the music that would set many millions on the course for equal rights for women in a long male-dominated Mexican culture,” Shapiro added. “She was a star in a world that many of us did not know and only her sad, untimely death kept her from breaking out and having it all.”

The Darkest Hour

Author: Maya Banks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101443170
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 9763
THE FIRST ELECTRIFYING ROMANCE IN THE KGI SERIES FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MAYA BANKS. The Kelly Group International (KGI): a super elite, top secret, family-run business that handles jobs the US government can't. Qualifications: Military background, high intelligence, and a rock hard body... It’s been one year since ex-Navy SEAL Ethan Kelly last saw his wife Rachel alive. Overwhelmed by grief and guilt over his failures as a husband, Ethan shuts himself off from everything and everyone. His brothers have tried to bring Ethan into the KGI fold, tried to break through the barriers he's built around himself, but Ethan refuses to respond...until he receives an anonymous phone call claiming Rachel is alive. To save her, Ethan will have to dodge bullets, cross a jungle, and risk falling captive to a deadly drug cartel that threatens his own demise. And even if he succeeds, he’ll have to force Rachel to recover memories she can’t and doesn’t want to relive—the minute by minute terror of her darkest hour—for their love, and their lives, may depend on it.

Cavendish, Or, The Patrician at Sea

Author: William Johnson Neale
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 4406

The Hour of Incense

Author: Louise Bremner
ISBN: 1471755231
Category: Fiction
Page: 348
View: 9117
When young would-be actor Michael Whistler meets eccentric Jewish artist Billy Zachariah and his consort Rose Tattoo in a London police station, he is drawn inexorably into their life in Westwoods - a house where portraits are painted, lessons are learnt, and fears confronted. The rowdy and caustic Billy becomes a father to him, and Rose a generous mother. Michael longs to uncover the secret history of the pseudonymous (and Catholic) Rose, but he is not prepared for the final scene in this passion play - when Rose has to carry out a life-saving mission that may destroy her. A rich and unconventional three-way love story (with cameo appearances by a miraculous painting and a rubber duck), this novel re-tells the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, travelling through the complex heart of true love, human memory, stigma, mental illness and God.