Sue Barnett is sixty, married with a grown up family and recently retired. She has an ambition to travel and because her husband won't accompany her she goes alone. On a trip to the Canadian Rockies Sue briefly meets retired cattle farmer - Sam Carter - twenty years her senior. After agreeing to a pen pal relationship with Sam, Sue returns to her home and family to think about the next trip, but the events that follow have a profound effect not only on Sue, but also on her husband, her marriage and her family.
Born in the 40s to a public school educated ne'er-do-well father and a mother born and bred in the docks, St Tropez must have seemed inaccessible to the young John Ffitch-Heyes. But in this book, Warts and All, the author shows how luck, determination, and a gallery of contacts picked up along the way can make any dream come true - except, perhaps, multi-millionaire.
A little baby girl is born into a world of confusion, neglect and hunger. Saved from her drug addict mother by a kind lesbian couple, Maria Amari begins to show considerable music talent beyond her years. But her musical friendship with invisible friend ‘Mo, Mo' begins to take on a creepy edge. Is Mo, Mo simply an imaginary outlet for a precocious and prodigal child, or something more sinister - the ghost of Mozart himself?
‘The snow falls soft,
its whirling mystery so quiet, silent, and profound...'
In My Great Brave Tunes, Teresa Doughty captures the cold beauty of the Scottish coast in intricate, elegiac poetry. ‘And on the boat to Knoydart - /still sea like black silk / hardly a ripple or motion / the wake of the water is white lace,' she writes in Deep Waters. This stillness is contrasted with the passion that burns within the human soul. In Mortality, she writes: "I am a butterfly / underneath a pin.' The poems are accompanied by twelve of Doughty's illustrations.
For those who find The Old Testament difficult to comprehend will inevitably find the thorough interpretation of The King James Authorised Version a far better read. Although Jesus Christ does not appear in the Old Testament, we can see how he is represented even before his time. This book contains many examples which are translated for the modern Christian and may encourage you to search for the true meaning of the scriptures yourself.
Conrad Davenport is the hero of the piece, which starts as a routine drama against the backdrop of the last days' of National Service in 1960s Britain. A sickly child, Conrad develops from National Serviceman to Royal Military Policeman to Special Operations Soldier in Paris during the days of terrorist attacks against the West. He is not a typical serviceman or gun toting hero and his weakness for the fairer sex might nearly prove his undoing.
One fateful day, the second meeting of Benjamin and Lizzie, was to change their lives forever. As teenagers, they could not know how their friendship could dictate the course of both their lives. We follow the lives of Elizabeth, the heir of Tallow Manor, and Benjamin, a farrier's son, as the twists and turns of fate and the meddling of family pull and push them through life. Will they ever meet again? Will destiny get the final word? This epic tale will take you to Australia, New Zealand, Italy, France, Greece and back home to England.
Jodie is frightened. Of her husband, Jack. He is a bully who controls her life, telling her what she should do; giving her daily chores and forbidding her from seeing her friends. He controls Jodie by verbal abuse but is not adverse to the use of physical, even sexual violence. Jodie realises that she is becoming more dependent on alcohol to help ease her mental stress as she tries to appease her husband.