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Summer Lightning

Author: P. G. Wodehouse

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393343332

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"[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.

Summer Lightning

Author: Judith Richards

Publisher: River's Edge Media, LLC

ISBN: 1940595193

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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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.

Summer Lightning

Author: Tamara McKinley

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1623655641

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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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.

Summer Lightning

Author: Sandra James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780373703524

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

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Summer Lightning

Author: Becky Lee Weyrich

Publisher: Fawcett Books

ISBN: 9780449127971

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9812

Summer Lightning

Autobiography, Volume Two

Author: Ralph McTell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902684031

Category: Folk singers

Page: 333

View: 3138

Summer Lightning

A Guide to the Second Battle of Manassas

Author: Matt Spruill

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1621900266

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1942

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.

Summer Lightning and Other Stories

Author: Olive Senior

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jamaica

Page: 134

View: 9861

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.

Summer Lightning

A Guide to the Second Battle of Manassas

Author: Matt Spruill

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1621900266

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8122

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.

Summer Lightning

Author: Cynthia Bailey Pratt

Publisher: Belgrave House

ISBN: 1610846990

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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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

A Bounty of Blandings

Author: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393341270

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 1847

Presents three works of fiction set at Blandings Castle in Shopshire, England, seat of the ninth Earl of Emsworth, home to the Empress of Blandings, a prize-winning Berkshire sow, and the location of a series of humorous misadventures.

Are You Ready for Summer?

Author: Sheila Anderson

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1541503600

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4431

The days are hot and sunny. Flowers are in bloom. Ducks swim with their babies behind them. People play baseball and go swimming. Do you know what season is here? It’s summer! What else happens in summer? Read this book to find out!

Uncle Fred in the Springtime

Author: P. G. Wodehouse

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393343278

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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“[Wodehouse’s] entire genius was for being funny.” —Douglas Adams Frederick Altamont Cornwallis Twistleton, Fifth Earl of Ickenham, better known as Uncle Fred, is back “to spread sweetness and light” wherever he goes. At the request of Lord Emsworth, Uncle Fred journeys to Blandings Castle to steal the Empress of Blandings before the ill-tempered, egg-throwing Duke of Dunstable can lay claim to her. Disguised as the eminent nerve specialist Sir Roderick Glossop, and with his distressed nephew Pongo in tow, Uncle Fred must not only steal a pig but also reunite a young couple and diagnose various members of the upper class with imaginary mental illnesses, all before his domineering wife realizes he’s escaped their country estate.

Trail of Lightning

Author: Rebecca Roanhorse

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534413510

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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“Someone please cancel Supernatural already and give us at least five seasons of this badass indigenous monster-hunter and her silver-tongued sidekick.” —The New York Times “An excitingly novel tale.” —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series and Midnight Crossroads series “Fun, terrifying, hilarious, and brilliant.” —Daniel José Older, New York Times bestselling author of Shadowshaper and Star Wars: Last Shot “[C]rafts a powerful and fiercely personal journey through a compelling postapocalyptic landscape.” —Kate Elliott, New York Times bestselling author of Court of Fives and Black Wolves While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Maggie Hoskie is a Dinétah monster hunter, a supernaturally gifted killer. When a small town needs help finding a missing girl, Maggie is their last best hope. But what Maggie uncovers about the monster is much more terrifying than anything she could imagine. Maggie reluctantly enlists the aid of Kai Arviso, an unconventional medicine man, and together they travel the rez, unraveling clues from ancient legends, trading favors with tricksters, and battling dark witchcraft in a patchwork world of deteriorating technology. As Maggie discovers the truth behind the killings, she will have to confront her past if she wants to survive. Welcome to the Sixth World.

Heavy Weather

Author: P. G. Wodehouse

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393343294

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9118

“The gardens of Blandings Castle are that original garden from which we are all exiled. All those who know them long to return.” —Evelyn Waugh When Lord Tilbury receives a letter from Galahad Threepwood stating he will no longer be publishing his memoir, he decides to travel to Blandings Castle and steal the manuscript. But he isn’t the only one after the memoir. Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe and Lady Constance Keeble are also trying to lay their hands on it to prevent Ronnie Fish and Sue Brown from getting married. Monty Bodkin, Lord Emsworth’s new secretary, is also after the manuscript in order to secure a year’s employment at the Mammoth Publishing Company. Who will get their hands on the manuscript? Only the Empress of Blandings knows!

Life at Blandings

Author: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 599

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P.G. Wodehouse entices us into the demesne of Blandings Castle - an apparent paradise where it is eternal high summer, with jolly parties, tea on the lawn and love trysts in the rose garden. But for Clarence, ninth Earl of Emsworth, there is always something to disturb this tranquil scene.

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