SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 'There is so much richly evoked life here... beautifully written.' Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Times 'This redemptive memoir will steal your heart; it will return it bruised but emboldened.' Mail on Sunday 'Beautifully written...I love this book.' India Knight 'Compelling and candid, deftly weaving together past and present... a heart-wrenching story told in haunting, lyrical prose.' Tatler 'I have huge admiration for the spirit of this memoir, and its author: full of heart, bravery and adventure. A moving, gripping read.' Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun Clover Stroud grew up in rural Wiltshire surrounded by animals and family. When she was just sixteen her adored mother had a horrific riding accident which left her permanently brain-damaged, and suddenly Clover was left to fend for herself. She embarked on an extraordinary journey to heal her broken heart, courting men and danger through two marriages and five children. The Wild Other is a grippingly honest account of love, sex and travelling to the darkest edges of human experience and back again. Powerful and deeply emotional, this is the story of an extraordinary life lived at its fullest.
A Story of Jack of Tabbyshire a Story of Sir Samuel of Tabbyshire Knight Commander of the Campaigning Troop of Tabbyshire
Author: Harold W. Cheney Jr.
Our Jack of Tabbyshire is now full grown. No longer a kitten, he is the acknowledged heir of Lord Wallingford. Further, as Viscount Jack, he governs Tabbyshire as his Grandfather's Regent. Jack is troubled by an unexplained increase in ferocious forays by the Wild Cats of the Northern Hills into Tabbyshire. To discover their cause, he embarks on a Mission Into the Wilderness. Jack will restore peace by bringing the message of the Great Cat-the Mother of all Cats-to these Wild Cats. In this tale Jack and his friend, Tootoo, meet the leader of the Wild Cats, Long Claw. They also meet Golden Fur, also a Wild Cat-or is he? Can our Jack prevail over these wild and hardened fighters in the Northern Hills? To this task our Jack must bring every skill of a Campaigning Trooper-and more. In his Memoirs of a Campaigning Trooper, Captain Sam, rescuer of Jack in our previous tale, describes his rise from a humble tenant of Tabbyshire to Knight Commander of the Troop that guards the Shire.
Age, Gender and Sexuality through the Life Course argues that the gendered structure of temporality (defined in the dual sense of everyday time as well as age and stage of life) is a key factor underpinning the stalling of the gender revolution. Taking as its central focus the idealised young woman who serves as the mascot of contemporary success, this book demonstrates how the celebration of the Girl is (i) representative of social mobility, educational and professional achievement; (ii) possesses diligence, docility and emotional intelligence, and (iii) displays a reassuring sexuality and youthfulness – but is constructed from the outset to have a fleetingly short life span. Pickard undertakes a theoretical and empirical exploration of the contemporary female experience of education, work, motherhood, sexuality, the challenge of having-it-all. Furthermore, through additional analysis of the transitional ‘reproductive regime’ from youth into mid-life and beyond, this insightful monograph aims to demonstrate how age and time set very clear limits to what is possible and desirable for the female self; yet how the latter factors also, if used reflexively, can provide the key means of resisting and challenging patriarchy. This book is aimed at a broad interdisciplinary audience located in gender studies, age studies, culture studies, sociology and psychology; accessible for advanced undergraduates and beyond.
A Candid Memoir About Surviving Humiliation With Grace
Author: Heather Kizewski
Category: Biography & Autobiography
.And welcome to the world of wild cats. Perhaps you've known a feral or two throughout your life. You're pretty lucky if you haven't. This revealing memoir is a vivid resource for coping with catty woman and other exotic human species whose behaviors resemble ruthless animals of the wild. These are candid vignettes about withering in the heat of emotional terrorism and how to survive it. You will see what it means to silently cope in an inner world of erroneous inadequacies and self-deprecation. Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of someone you've felt embarrassed for? Someone who's been scrutinized or outcasted? And not a celebrity or a president.but an ordinary person, like you? Have you ever wondered how someone who was taunted at school made it through their days? Maybe you were one of them and will strongly relate to these tenacious struggles. Maybe you were able to rise above it with fiery wisdom and strength and remained unscathed. Or maybe you dreadfully observed others in dismay; perhaps you bravely went to bat for the taunted. .or maybe you were once a feral, too. "This is about retaining your equilibrium when you're ready to fall apart at the seams. This is about how truly distorted your self-perception can become, the wicked games people can play, the importance of clarity, and how valuable laughter truly is."
Picturesque California, The Treasures of the Yosemite, Our National Parks, Steep Trails, Travels in Alaska, A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf, Save the Redwoods, The Cruise of the Corwin and more
Author: John Muir
This carefully crafted ebook: "JOHN MUIR Ultimate Collection: Travel Memoirs, Wilderness Essays, Environmental Studies & Letters (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Picturesque California The Mountains of California Our National Parks My First Summer in the Sierra The Yosemite Travels in Alaska Stickeen: The Story of a Dog The Cruise of the Corwin A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf Steep Trails Studies in the Sierra Articles and Speeches: The National Parks and Forest Reservations Save the Redwoods Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park A Rival of the Yosemite The Treasures of the Yosemite Yosemite Glaciers Yosemite in Winter Yosemite in Spring Edward Henry Harriman Edward Taylor Parsons The Hetch Hetchy Valley The Grand Cañon of the Colorado Autobiographical: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth Letters to a Friend Tribute: Alaska Days with John Muir by Samuel Hall Young John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.
THE MEMOIRS OF WILD BILL HICKOK Gunfighter. US Marshall. Legend. James Butler Hickok was a celebrity before there was a Hollywood...and he was dead before he was forty. Spur Award-winning author Richard Matheson delves into the life and times of the man behind the myth. The cruelty that turned him violent. The fears that drove him. And the unforgettable events that cause his name to live on more than a century later. SHADOW ON THE SUN Southwest Arizona. An uneasy truce exists between the remote frontier town of Picture City and the neighboring Apaches. That delicate peace is threatened when the mutilated bodies of two white men are found. The angry townspeople are certain the “savages” have broken the treaty, Billjohn Finley, the local Indian agent, but has another suspect in mind. There’s a tall, dark stranger in town, and he rode in wearing the dead men’s clothes.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Wild Bill Hickok was a celebrity before there ever was a Hollywood. And he was dead before he was forty. Now Richard Matheson, Spur Award-winning author of Journal of the Gun Years, delves into the life and times of James Butler Hickok . . . gunfighter, U.S. marshal, legend. The cruelty that turned him violent. The fears that drove him. And the historic events that cause his name to live on more than century later. A compelling vision of the man behind the myth--and an unforgettable journey into the American frontier. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.