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the rain comes By Amanda J Harrington
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When Maria wakes to find herself confused and trapped, not able to hear or see anything, she has no idea what has happened to her. As her mystery unravels, she follows her memories and leads herself... More > out of her darkness. 'the rain comes' is the story of Maria and the people whose lives she touches, now and in her own past. Her journey is not over until she can feel the rain on her face and see the rainbow of her life.< Less
Ernestine's War By Amanda J Harrington
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"How can I say, do not take him from me? How can I admit to such selfishness when other women already bear the pain of widowhood? Should I alone be allowed my gentle husband back with me, all in... More > one piece, as if we deserved special treatment? And yet, I do pray for it, all the same. I pray for him here, with me; to hold his hand as we go through the doors and into the garden." Ernestine is waiting, desperate for news as her husband fights in the War. It is the Spring of 1918 when Ernestine takes up her pen and confides in her diary, the only place where she does not have to be strong in the face of adversity. Here she talks about her hopes for the future, her fears for her husband and all the events, large and small, which overtake her family in the long, last year of the Great War. Ernestine's War is the second book in the historical fiction series, Hands Across Time and the sequel to Letters from an Edwardian Lady.< Less
The Rain Comes By Amanda J Harrington
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When Maria wakes to find herself confused and trapped, not able to hear or see anything, she has no idea what has happened to her. As her mystery unravels, she follows her memories and leads herself... More > out of her darkness. 'the rain comes' is the story of Maria and the people whose lives she touches, now and in her own past. Her journey is not over until she can feel the rain on her face and see the rainbow of her life.< Less
Hands Across Time By Amanda J Harrington
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Hands Across Time tells the story of Ernestine and her life before and during the First World War. In Letters from an Edwardian Lady, Ernestine receives a strange letter and against her better... More > judgement, she answers it. So begins an unusual and heartfelt friendship between two women, separated by time but held together by the bonds they form through their letters. In Ernestine's War, Ernestine waits for news as her husband fights in the War. She confides in her diary, the only place where she does not have to be strong in the face of adversity. The New Daughters continues where Ernestine's War ends, telling the story of Thomasina and her sister Georgina. With their father dead and their mother ill, the girls have no choice but to become part of a new family and are sent to live with their Aunt Ernestine. Thomasina's letters to her controlling mother tell the story of how she grows into a strong young woman who finally realises she has a family it is safe to love.< Less
Hands Across Time By Amanda J Harrington
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Hands Across Time tells the story of Ernestine and her life before and during the First World War. In Letters from an Edwardian Lady, Ernestine receives a strange letter and against her better... More > judgement, she answers it. So begins an unusual and heartfelt friendship between two women, separated by time but held together by the bonds they form through their letters. In Ernestine's War, Ernestine waits for news as her husband fights in the War. She confides in her diary, the only place where she does not have to be strong in the face of adversity. The New Daughters continues where Ernestine's War ends, telling the story of Thomasina and her sister Georgina. With their father dead and their mother ill, the girls have no choice but to become part of a new family and are sent to live with their Aunt Ernestine. Thomasina's letters to her controlling mother tell the story of how she grows into a strong young woman who finally realises she has a family it is safe to love.< Less
The New Daughters By Amanda J Harrington
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In 1918, just before the end of the Great War, Thomasina and her sister Georgina are sent to live with their Aunt Ernestine. With their father dead and their mother turning away from the world, the... More > girls have no choice but to become part of a new family. Georgina is immediately at home and revels in their country life, but Thomasina is a lonely, determined girl who desperately misses her father and does not want to admit she needs anyone's help. Thomasina's letters to her controlling, narcissistic mother tell the story of how she grows into a strong young woman who finally realises she has a family it is safe to love. The New Daughters is the third book in the historical fiction series, Hands Across Time.< Less
Letters from an Edwardian Lady By Amanda J Harrington
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In a moment of distress, with no one to help, Penny writes a letter to the editor of an Edwardian magazine for girls and young ladies. When she receives a reply, there begins a friendship which spans... More > the generations as Ernestine reaches out to a friend she will never meet. Two women with very different lifestyles find they have more in common than either might have guessed, changing both their lives for the better. Letters from an Edwardian Lady is the first book in the historical fiction series,Hands Across Time. Telling the story of Ernestine, her family and her friends, the series begins in 1905 and journeys through to the twenty-first century.< Less
Creative Writing for Adult Learners By Amanda J Harrington
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For anyone needing help to improve their writing skills or inspiration on how to express themselves, How To books can seem either too simplistic or too intense. This book is designed to be fun and... More > challenging, offering a real boost to your creativity while giving you lots of practice in writing techniques. The exercises in this book have been used by job hunters, adults taking entrance exams or functional skills tests and adult learners who have left English behind at school and want to enjoy creative writing. Some exercises are more complex than others, but guidance is given throughout. For the first two parts of the book, there are also examples with every exercise, showing you how they can be done. This book is intended as a guide for those who have not been used to expressing themselves creatively or who want to return to creative writing after a break. It can be completed on its own, or as well as the other books offered for adult creative writing by Amanda J Harrington< Less
Creative Writing for Kids vol 2 By Amanda J Harrington
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Creativity comes in lots of different packages, and not just the ones marked with a red tick or a gold star! Creative Writing for Kids helps children relax and have fun with creative writing. All the... More > work in the Creative Writing for Kids series has been used in classrooms, workshops, private classes and individual one-to-one lessons, as well as by children working independently at home. The exercises in this book are suitable for ages 7-14. The work includes activities that can be adapted for different abilities, as well as more advanced exercises for budding authors and poets.< Less
Creative Literacy: English GCSE By Amanda J Harrington
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GCSE students and those coming up to their GCSE years will find this book a valuable resource in learning how to answer complex exam and coursework questions. At the same time, students who need more... More > practice and improvement will develop new skills and techniques. This book is split into three main sections. Comprehension & literary criticism based around one fiction book, ‘the rain comes’ by Amanda J Harrington. ‘the rain comes’ is available to buy on Amazon, but may be studied through this book without needing the complete text. Original writing & language work designed to help the student practice and develop their original writing and English language skills. In-depth writing, which develops different writing skills and helps students think more deeply about how they write and why. As this edition concentrates on the use of language in literature and improving writing skills, the poetry element of GCSE English is touched on only briefly, as part of a language exercise< Less