Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"[Blandings] is an entire world unto itself and, one senses, Wodehouse pours into it his deepest feelings for England." —Stephen Fry The Honourable Galahad Threepwood has decided to write his memoir—a tell-all that could destroy polite society. Everyone wants this manuscript gone, particularly Lord Emsworth’s neighbor Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, who would do anything to keep the story of the prawns buried in the past. But the memoir isn’t the only problem. A chorus girl disguised as an heiress, a double-dealing detective, a stolen prize-winning sow, and a crazy ex-secretary are only a few of the complications that must be dealt with before everyone can have their happy ending.
Author: Judith Richards
Publisher: River's Edge Media, LLC
Irrepressible Terrell Calder is a cigarette-smoking, lunch trading, school skipping six-year old boy growing up in a migrant work camp during the last days of the Great Depression under growing rumors of World War II. Son of the camp manager, Terry has no interest in school, and instead is drawn into an unlikely friendship with Mr. McCree, an eccentric old man living in the cracks of civilization. Together they prowl the Everglades in search of rattlesnakes, epiphytes, and adventure, until the law and society change their lives forever. Based on a true story the award-winning Summer Lightning has been reprinted in 15 languages since its first publication in 1978.
Author: Tamara McKinley
Publisher: Hachette UK
If you love Lesley Pearse, you're sure to fall for Tamara McKinley. Miriam Strong has been looking forward to her family arriving at Bellbird Station to celebrate her seventy-fifth birthday, and she can't imagine how anything could go wrong. But then questions are raised about a stolen inheritance, and everyone is surprised to discover that Miriam has hidden the existence of a dangerous personal enemy. Miriam's granddaughters are drawn into the conflict, and a hero emerges in the person of Jake Connor, a high-minded lawyer determined to discover the truth. Summer Lightning is a feel-good family epic with a dark heart.
Author: Cynthia Bailey Pratt
Publisher: Belgrave House
Edith Parker operated the Farmer and Maid Matrimonial Service. Jefferson Dane, a Missouri rancher, asked Edith to help him choose between three possible brides. Edith, believing that marriage should be a commitment, at first refused to select the winner. But her own growing attraction to the rancher proved a powerful incentive to convince Jefferson she would be the best mother for his daughters—and wife to him. American Historical Romance by Cynthia Bailey Pratt writing as Lydia Browne; originally published by Jove Homespun
Author: Becky Lee Weyrich
Publisher: Diversion Books
“Weyrich’s novels are an ingenious blend of history and the stuff of legends.”—Affaire de Coeur Captain Damien Clay, a fearless, freewheeling member of Morgan’s Raiders, disguises himself as a woman to help win the war for the Confederates. But beneath the veil of his charade, he is all man. Lavinia Rutledge cut off her striking red hair to go undercover as Private Vinnie Rutledge of Thunderbolt Plantation. But under the façade is a voluptuous, hot-blooded woman. When this unlikely pair find one another, sparks fly and the flame of forbidden passion ignites.
Author: Pamela Oldfield
Publisher: Severn House Pub Limited
A moving love story set against the stormy background of an English community in Portugal - Four young people are playing tennis beneath a hot Portuguese sun. A wedding has been arranged between Lucy and Andrew and the small community at San Domingos is looking forward to the celebrations. But for the people who live and work around the thriving copper mine, life is not so serene. The heat raises tensions, suspicions of infidelity flourish and tempers fray. Only Eduardo, the young Portuguese doctor, seems untroubled by the gathering storm.
A Guide to the Second Battle of Manassas
Author: Matt Spruill
Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press
From August 28 to August 30, 1862, Union and Confederate armies fought for the second time on the Manassas, Virginia, battlefield. The Battle of Second Manassas, or Second Bull Run, was the culmination of General Robert E. Lee’s campaign after the Seven Days to shift the fighting from the vicinity of Richmond to northern Virginia. Lee’s victory placed him in a position to carry the war north of the Potomac River and set the stage for the Maryland Campaign of 1862. Summer Lightning is a battlefield guide that sequentially follows the fighting from Brawner’s Farm on August 28 to the final Confederate attacks against Union positions at Henry Hill on August 30. Summer Lightning uses a series of twenty “stops” with multiple positions to guide the reader through the battlefield and to positions and routes used by both armies, thus providing a “you are there” view of the engagement. With easy-to-follow directions, detailed tactical maps, extensive eyewitness accounts, and editorial analysis, the reader is transported to the center of the action. A detailed order of battle for both armies is provided, as well as information on important sites away from the main battlefield.
Author: Olive Senior
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
The Longman Caribbean Writers Series comprises of many classic novels, short stories and plays by the best known Caribbean authors, together with works of the highest quality from new writers.
Reading Weather Signs
Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Sports & Recreation
Weather Wise is a highly practical, lively and very accessible guide to weather phenomena for anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Suitable for sailors, walkers, climbers, skiers, fishermen, golfers and holidaymakers, it explains how forthcoming weather will affect them, as well as how to predict what is coming and assess how severe it will be. No other weather book has the practical hands-on approach of Alan Watts, whose reputation for explaining complicated meteorological situations in an understandable way for the average reader is second to none. Packed with practical tips, hints and fact panels, it will be a godsend to anyone pursuing an outdoor activity. Covers: the seasons, clouds, heat and cold, rain, changeable weather, showery weather, wind, thunder, fog and mist, sea weather, hill and mountain weather and hurricanes and tornadoes
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
„Was eignet sich besser als eine Schiffspassage, um das Personal eines Romans mit größter Zuverlässigkeit glücklich-unglücklich aufeinandertreffen zu lassen? Um das Herz der Geliebten, einer hockeyspielenden Tochter aus gutem Hause, zurückzugewinnen, hat sich der Held mit einer kapriziösen, durchsetzungsfreudigen Filmdiva herumzuschlagen, mit einem juwelenschmuggelnden Produzenten, einer Plaudertasche von Schiffssteward und einem nach Hollywood-Ruhm strebenden Romancier. Obendrein kommen verwandtschaftliche Verwicklungen ins Spiel, amouröse Verirrungen sowie Eifersucht, Intrigen und Erpressung. Munter stolpert man von einem Fettnäpfchen ins nächste und bewältigt zahllose kleinere Katastrophen, bevor am Ende drei selig vereinte Liebespaare auf dem Boden der Neuen Welt stehen.“
Author: Gladys Scheffrin-Falk
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Beebee Muise is only 17, when she flees the funeral parlor where her childhood love, Ray Miller, lies dead. Tom is an ex-prisoner of war, scarred by two and a half years in a Japanese prison. He plucks Beebee out of the way of a jeep, and the two find themselves in the midst of a crowd, hell-bent on celebrating the end of World War II. They have one night together, one night in which to share their stories of the shades of death, their aborted loves.
Author: Cora Linn Daniels,C. M. Stevans
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Percy, Götter und Monster –durchgehend mit prächtigen, farbigen Illustrationen! Percy kann es nicht fassen: Sein verschwundener Vater ist der Meeresgott Poseidon! Plötzlich ergibt alles einen Sinn: Sein Verständnis der griechischen Sprache, seine Affinität zu Wasser und vor allem, warum ihn ständig irgendwelche Monster aus der griechischen Mythologie verfolgen! Doch zum Glück findet er in Camp Half-Blood, dem Zufluchtsort für Halbblute wie ihn, treue Freunde: Annabeth, die Tochter der Athene und Grover, den Satyr. Zusammen müssen sie es mit einem mächtigen Feind aufnehmen: Kronos, dem Titanen! Das ideale Geschenk für jeden Fan – und natürlich alle Neuleser.