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 Portable Mark Twain


Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440649134
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 640
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Satirist, novelist, and keen observer of the American scene, Mark Twain remains one of the world's best-loved writers. This delightful collection of Twain?s favorite and most memorable writings includes selected tales and sketches such as The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, How I Edited an Agricultural Journal Once, Jim Baker's Blue-Jay Yarn, and A True Story. It also features excerpts from his novels and travel books (including Roughing It, The Innocents Abroad, and Life on the Mississippi, among others; autobiographical and polemical writings; as well as selected letters and speeches. The collection also reprints the complete text of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, including the often omitted raftsmen passage. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Martin Chuzzlewit


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141908130
Category: Fiction
Page: 864
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'Among the most powerful things Dickens ever did in fiction' Guardian Greed has led wealthy old Martin Chuzzlewit to become suspicious and misanthropic, leaving his grandson and name-sake to make his own way in the world. And so young Martin sets out from the Wiltshire home of his supposed champion, the scheming architect Pecksniff, to seek his fortune in America. In depicting Martin's journey Dickens created many vividly realized figures, from Martin's optimistic manservant Mark Tapley to the drunken and corrupt private nurse Mrs Gamp. With its portrayal of greed, blackmail and murder, and its searing satire on America, Dickens's novel is a powerful and blackly comic story of hypocrisy and redemption. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Patricia Ingham

The Family Oracle of Health

Economy, Medicine, and Good Living
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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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 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.

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


Author: William Adam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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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.

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

The Little Bookroom


Author: Eleanor Farjeon
Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
ISBN: 0192733184
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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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

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: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101177228
Category: Travel
Page: 448
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In A Tramp Abroad, Mark Twain’s unofficial sequel to The Innocents Abroad, the author records his hilarious and diverse observations and insights while on a fifteen-month walking trip through Central Europe and the Alps. “Here you have Twain’s inimitable mix,” writes Dave Eggers in his Introduction, “of the folksy and the effortlessly erudite, his unshakable good sense and his legendary wit, his knack for the easy relation of a perfect anecdote, and some achingly beautiful nature writing.” This Modern Library Paperback Classic reproduces the text of the first American edition and features new explanatory notes and a critical Afterword by Kerry Driscoll, professor of English at Saint Joseph College in Connecticut.

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

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Publisher: N.A
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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.

Chambers concise dictionary


Author: N.A
Publisher: Allied Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 1458
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Dutch Life in Town and Country


Author: P. M. Hough
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 146550284X
Category: Netherlands
Page: 291
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Dead of Winter


Author: Kresley Cole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481423479
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 841
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Can Evie convince her rival loves to work together? Their survival depends on it in this third book of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles, a nonstop action tale of rescue, redemption, and a revenge most wicked. Heartbreaking decisions Evie was almost seduced by the life of comfort that Death offered her—until Jack was threatened by two of the most horrific Arcana, The Lovers. She will do anything to save him, even escape Death’s uncanny prison, full of beautiful objects, material comforts…and stolen glances from a former love. Uncertain victory Despite leaving a part of her heart behind with Death, Evie sets out into a frozen and perilous post-apocalyptic wasteland to meet up with her allies and launch an attack on The Lovers and the vast army they command. Such formidable enemies require a battle plan, and the only way to kill them once and for all may mean Evie, Jack, and Death allying. Evie doesn’t know what will prove more impossible: surviving slavers, plague, Bagmen and other Arcana—or convincing Jack and Death to work together. Two heroes returned There’s a thin line between love and hate, and Evie just doesn’t know where she stands with either Jack or Death. Will this unlikely trio be able to defeat The Lovers without killing one another first?

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.