Up With the Larks

Starting Again in Cornwall
Author: Tessa Hainsworth
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409050564
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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Having given up a high-powered job and the lifestyle to match, Tessa Hainsworth had no idea how hard she would struggle when, full of optimism, she fulfilled her dream of moving to rural Cornwall with her young family one September. Within months, she is almost ready to return to London, tail between her legs: her husband is still out of work, her children are struggling in a cold, damp, tumbledown house and the family is running out of money - fast. But a chance encounter in the local post office leads her to accept the unlikeliest of job offers. Up with the Larks charts Tessa's turbulent first year with the Royal Mail, and her transformation from outsider to 'Posh Postie', adopted Cornishwoman and much-loved member of her new community. She starts in the bitter darkness of midwinter, faced with the perils of the Christmas rush, a van with a mind of its own and a host of unfamiliar routes, local characters - and their animals, large and small. But, day by day and month by month, she meets and learns to love a wonderfully colourful cast of characters until her second Christmas in Cornwall is entirely different from the first, as the community goes out of its way to thank her with small gifts and other tokens of their affection. At last she feels Cornwall is home.

The Family Oracle of Health

Economy, Medicine, and Good Living
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Wartime Sweethearts

(Sweet Sisters #1)
Author: Lizzie Lane
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473502896
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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The Sweet family have run the local bakery for as long as anyone can remember. Twins Ruby and Mary Sweet help their widowed father out when they can. Mary loves baking and has no intention of leaving their small Gloucestershire village. While Ruby dreams of life in London. But as war threatens there will be changes for all of the Sweet family with brother Charlie off to serve and cousin Frances facing evacuation. But there will be opportunities too, as the twins’ baking talent catches the attention of the Ministry of Food...

An Apple for the Creature


Author: Charlaine Harris,Toni L. P. Kelner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101581425
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Includes an original Sookie Stackhouse story TALES OUT OF SCHOOL BY ILONA ANDREWS • AMBER BENSON • RHYS BOWEN • MIKE CAREY • CHARLAINE HARRIS • DONALD HARSTAD • STEVE HOCKENSMITH • NANCY HOLDER • FAITH HUNTER • TONI L. P. KELNER • MARJORIE M. LIU • JONATHAN MABERRY • THOMAS E. SNIEGOSKI What could be scarier than the first day of school? How about a crash course in the paranormal from Charlaine Harris and Toni L. P. Kelner, editors of Games Creatures Play? Your worst school nightmares—taking that math test you never studied for, finding yourself naked at a school assembly, not knowing which door to enter through—will pale in comparison to these thirteen stories that take academic anxiety to realms you never dared to imagine. You’ll need more than an apple to stave off these creatures. Remember your first lesson: Resistance is fruitless!

The gem of the Peak; or, Matlock Bath and its vicinity


Author: William Adam
Publisher: N.A
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The Making of an S.S. G.I.T.


Author: Gordon Bardy
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848767935
Category:
Page: 216
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What do you do if a tidal wave of debt threatened to engulf you and your loved one? Would you take a lifeline if you knew the risks that came with it? Would your conscience let you accept? The Making of an S.S. G.I.T is a novel set in a time when the government is losing seven billion pounds a year through copious fraudulent claims made on Social Security resources. As a dedicated member of the public you can pick up the phone, dial the designated number and report to the anonymous recipient at the end of the line what you suspect of your neighbours’ or friends’ shady activities. Freephone of course. But would you?This is the choice Ron must make. Ron comes from an unhappy, deprived background. He was job hunting in the worst UK recession, and becoming resigned to drawing his social security cheque forever. Until he met the beautiful Lucy. As well as love, a love he’d never had from his parents, she helped him find his first job. Restoring his sense of self-worth, their life becomes idyllic – he has love, he has a purpose. But trouble was waiting just around the corner and with it comes the hard choices that Ron and Lucy must make if they are to protect their hard won existence. The Making of an S.S. G.I.T is a topical novel, full of humour and closely observed characters.

100 Birds and How They Got Their Names


Author: Diana Wells
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 156512684X
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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How did cranes come to symbolize matrimonial happiness? Why were magpies the only creatures that would not go inside Noah's Ark? Birds and bird imagery are integral parts of our language and culture. With her remarkable ability to dig up curious and captivating facts, Diana Wells hatches a treat for active birders and armchair enthusiasts alike. Meet the intrepid adventurers and naturalists who risked their lives to describe and name new birds. Learn the mythical stories of the gods and goddess associated with bird names. Explore the avian emblems used by our greatest writers--from Coleridge's albatross in "The Ancient Mariner" to Poe's raven. A sampling of the bird lore you'll find inside: Benjamin Franklin didn't want the bald eagle on our National Seal because of its "bad moral character," (it steals from other birds); he lobbied for the turkey instead. Chaffinches, whose Latin name means "unmarried," are called "bachelor birds" because they congregate in flocks of one gender. Since mockingbirds mimic speech, some Native American tribes fed mockingbird hearts to their children, believing it helped them learn language. A group of starlings is called a murmuration because they chatter so when they roost in the thousands. Organized alphabetically, each of these bird tales is accompanied by a two-color line drawing. Dip into 100 Birds and you'll never look at a sparrow, an ostrich, or a wren in quite the same way.

The Little Bookroom


Author: Eleanor Farjeon
Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
ISBN: 0192733184
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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A girl sits in a dusty room, crammed to the rafters with books. Sunlight dances on the covers, between which are stories of magical worlds and faraway places, lands of princesses, kings, giants, and real children too. Eleanor Farjeon was that girl, who was so enchanted by her little bookroom that she recreated it by writing this wonderful collection of short stories. This charming book was the winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal and is beautifully illustrated throughout by Edward Ardizzone, whose exquisite pictures immediately bring to mind the magical atmosphere of the stories

Appleby Farm - Part Four

Love Is In The Air
Author: Cathy Bramley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473525195
Category: Fiction
Page: 108
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Running her own business is every bit as thrilling as Freya hoped it would be, but hectic too – she barely has time for a cup of tea! And her latest venture is looking promising too. Nestled in rolling hills, surrounded by glittering lakes, and with a gorgeous old house at its heart, Appleby Farm is the perfect spot for a rustic wedding. As Freya throws herself into organizing a beautiful celebration, she begins to see a prosperous future for Appleby Farm. But who is the lucky bride? Finally, things are looking up for the little piece of Cumbria that Freya has fallen in love with all over again . . . So will she at last get her own happy ending? Appleby Farm is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Freya Moorcroft in love, friendship and a spot of farming. Love Is In The Air is part four. It features some friendly faces who appeared in Cathy's bestselling series, Ivy Lane, but it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone story. Each part of Appleby Farm contains 10 chapters. Praise for Cathy Bramley and Ivy Lane: ‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley ‘A perfect blend of the two greatest pleasures in life – love and gardening!’ Fern Britton 'A witty, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy' Miranda Dickinson

Mr Campion's Farewell

The return of Albert Campion completed by Mike Ripley
Author: Mike Ripley
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780105320
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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The Golden Age of British Detective Fiction The idyllic English village of Lindsay Carfax isn’t run by the parish council, the rating authority, the sanitary inspector nor the local cops as you might suppose. The real bosses are the Carders – something to do with wool, four hundred years back. They wound stuff on cards, I suppose. But these boys are very fly customers – they’re right on the ball. Boiled down, it comes to this; they’re a syndicate who run this place – which makes a packet – with their own rules. One way and another they probably own most of it.” Thus ruminated Superintendent Charles Luke to Albert Campion who was contemplating visiting his wayward artistic niece in Carfax. And when a missing schoolteacher reappeared after nine days, and Campion’s car was “inadvertently” damaged, not to mention Campion himself, then all the signs were that not all was what it seemed. Campion himself plays the central role in this quintessentially British mystery, but there are appearances too from all of Margery Allingham’s regular characters, from Luke to Campion’s former manservant Lugg, to his wife Lady Amanda Fitton and others. The dialogue is sharp and witty, the observation keen, and the climax is thrilling and eerily atmospheric.

Accidental Ironman

How Triathlon Ruined My Life
Author: Martyn Brunt
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472111095
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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Having spent 10 years scaling the lower echelons of the sport, the time has come for one of Britain's least successful athletes to reveal all about how he got involved in all this nonsense in the first place. Marvel as he reveals: His sporting history - how being last pick at school football in the 1970s set him on course for a lifetime of being rubbish at team games. How he took up triathlons in the first place (for a bet, and the cow who made it with him never paid up). How he overcame a crippling lack of talent and a chorus of complete indifference from his family to complete 10 Ironmans, all outside the top 500 finishers. The many triathlon adventures he has experienced over the past 10 years (cow pats, Ironmans, incontinence, driving bans, broken bones, public nudity, spending entire redundancy payments on a new bike, Belgian portaloos, German knocking shops, sunburnt arse cheeks, channel swimming, fights with chavs, obsessions with weather and the nutritional value of Jaffa Cakes, 3 hour marathons, chronic dehydration and so on). The many and varied idiots he's got to know as a result of taking up the sport (aka his mates). The typical training (hell) he goes through to take part in a race given he has absolutely no ability whatsoever. How triathlons ultimately caused him to sell his Mercedes, give away his expensive suit, chuck in his job in the City and become, as his father put it, a "god-damned hippy" (A cycle path designer who owns a camper van).

A Tramp Abroad


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486117111
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 336
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Successor to Twain's first collection of travel memoirs takes a second look at Europe. This time, his amusement bears a more cynical cast, as he sees the sights through older and more experienced eyes.

Very Bad Men


Author: Harry Dolan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110151700X
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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From the national bestselling author of Bad Things Happen—the debut that Stephen King called a “great f***ing book”—comes a new crime novel that will blow readers away… ANTHONY LARK has a list of names—Terry Dawtrey, Sutton Bell, Henry Kormoran. To his eyes, the names glow red on the page. They move. They breathe. The men on the list were once involved in a notorious robbery. And now Lark is hunting them, and he won’t stop until every one of them is dead. DAVID LOOGAN—editor of the mystery magazine Gray Streets—is living a quiet life in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Detective ELIZABETH WAISHKEY and her daughter. But soon David and Elizabeth are drawn into Lark’s violent world. As Elizabeth works to track Lark down, David befriends Lucy Navarro, a reporter with a crazy theory about the case that threatens to implicate some very powerful people. And when Lucy disappears, David decides her theory may not be so crazy after all

“The” Natural History of Birds with the Method of Bringing Up and Managing Those of the Singing Kind

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The Great Escape


Author: Natalie Haynes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471122964
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 288
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It's the summer holidays and Millie is bored stiff. Every week, she has to clean windows with her dad at a nearby laboratory. But she's sure something weird is going on inside… Then, one day, a cat comes hurtling through the lobby towards her… and asks her for help. And Max needs a lotof help. He's trying to escape, he wants to know who kidnapped him, and why - who on earth would want to make cats that can talk? And he needs Millie to help him rescue the friends he's left behind before it's too late… International animal-smuggling, illicit computer-hacking, break-neck chases and a fast-talking cat. Just your ordinary summer holidays...

John Penrose

A Romance of the Land's End
Author: John Coulson Tregarthen
Publisher: Cornwall Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781904880028
Category: Fiction
Page: 289
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Set in the countryside near Panzance is the early nineteenth century, this engaging novel chronciles the adventures of John Penrose, a farm labourer's son - from poaching on the moors and smuggling to a near-fatal skirmish. Full of rich character and vivid depictions of the countryside, wildlife and farming customs, John Penrose is a thoroughly entertaining read, offering a fascinating portrait of life in rural Cornwall.

Dutch Life in Town and Country


Author: P. M. Hough
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 146550284X
Category: Netherlands
Page: 291
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Airs Beneath the Moon


Author: Toby Bishop
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440628931
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 1933
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In the Duchy of Oc, the most precious of creatures are the winged horses blessed by the goddess Kalla. When one is born, it is immediately taken to the Academy of Air to be trained and watched over. But this time, the Academy is getting more than it bargained for. At Deeping Farm, far in the Uplands, young Larkyn Hamley finds a lone winged horse, starving, exhausted, and about to give birth. The headstrong Larkyn saves the newborn from death. But in the process, the coal-black foal named Tup bonds with Lark—which the horses only do with one human woman, and for life. So when Mistress Phillipa Winter arrives to inspect Tup, she has little choice but to take the farm girl to the Academy for a “proper” education. There, Lark realizes that her unlikely good fortune may not be so lucky. For in the elite world of the Academy, Lark’s kindness and honesty prove to be weak armor against the taunts and cruelty of the high-born girls already there. Now, with Tup as her only ally, Larkyn Hamley is going to show everyone how high she can fly. Because if she falls, it’s a long, long way down.

The Camp Fire Girls' Larks and Pranks


Author: Hildegard G. Frey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627937684
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 148
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Published in 1917, The Camp Fire Girls' Larks and Pranks, or The House of the Open Door is the 34th book written in The Camp Fire Girls series.

Oh My Darling Daughter


Author: Eric Malpass
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755102010
Category: Fiction
Page: 249
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Mother cannot take any more - so she takes off to Marrakesh. It is left to seventeen-year-old Viola to take charge of a grubby little brother and a younger sister who constantly asks about sex. Then Father invites the alluring Gloria to 'keep house'. This amusing tale is also a thoughtful and perceptive account of a young woman's coming of age.