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THE CHILD MADONNA By David Maidment
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Set in Galilee and Judea near the end of the first century BC, The Child Madonna is an imaginative take on the story of the Virgin Mary. In his role at Amnesty International, author David Maidment... More > was faced with many cases concerning the human rights violations of children. Today many girls still suffer from restricted opportunities; especially in the Middle and Near East where honour killing, rape, enforced marriage are still rife. On rereading the traditional Christmas story during a carol service, it struck David that the young Mary would have been likely to have suffered similar abuse and ostracism from her society and he began researching Judean customs of the period. The story tests Mary to see if she has the character and courage to be chosen for her destiny, and then, through the 13 year old Mary’s own eyes, recounts the obstacles and abuses she suffered as she took the risk and obeyed her call and became pregnant in a society where the rigid code she defied would have made her very vulnerable.< Less
20-Tom Swift and the Electricity Vampires By Victor Appleton II
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In book 20 of this new series, Tom Swift finds himself being attacked from the sky as he sails a customer's brand new yacht near Nantucket. Some sort of bolt drops from the nearly clear sky, hits the... More > boat and drains all power from it, including emergency lights. As he tries to come to terms with what happened, a second attack, this time to a coal-fired power station along the East Coast, occurs ripping the facility apart and sucking power not just from the generating station but from the surrounding area as if a giant straw had been used. Bud nicknames the enemy the Electricity Vampires. Invisible and on an erratic course, Tom must try to find a way to figure where they will strike next and then make the invisible enemy visible. It might even help to know who they are and what they are trying to do. Attempt after attempt gets him no closer until a chance meeting with another Tom Swift gets them both heading in the right direction.< Less
Salem Chapel, v.1/2 By Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant... More > Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural".The daughter of Francis W. Wilson (c.1788–1858), a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant (c.1789–1854), she was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. As a girl, she constantly experimented with writing. In 1849 she had her first novel published: Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. This dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Oliphant< Less
The Wizard's Son, Vol. 1(of 3) By Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant... More > Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural".The daughter of Francis W. Wilson (c.1788–1858), a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant (c.1789–1854), she was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. As a girl, she constantly experimented with writing. In 1849 she had her first novel published: Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. This dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Oliphant< Less
Merkland or, Self Sacrifice By Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant... More > Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural".The daughter of Francis W. Wilson (c.1788–1858), a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant (c.1789–1854), she was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. As a girl, she constantly experimented with writing. In 1849 she had her first novel published: Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. This dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Oliphant< Less
The Days of My Life An Autobiography By Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant... More > Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural".The daughter of Francis W. Wilson (c.1788–1858), a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant (c.1789–1854), she was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. As a girl, she constantly experimented with writing. In 1849 she had her first novel published: Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. This dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Oliphant< Less
Jeanne D'Arc: Her Life And Death By Frank Lillie Pollock
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant... More > Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural".The daughter of Francis W. Wilson (c.1788–1858), a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant (c.1789–1854), she was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. As a girl, she constantly experimented with writing. In 1849 she had her first novel published: Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. This dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Oliphant< Less
At His Gates, Vol. 2 By Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant... More > Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural".The daughter of Francis W. Wilson (c.1788–1858), a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant (c.1789–1854), she was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. As a girl, she constantly experimented with writing. In 1849 she had her first novel published: Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. This dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Oliphant< Less
At His Gates, Vol. 3 By Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant... More > Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural".The daughter of Francis W. Wilson (c.1788–1858), a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant (c.1789–1854), she was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. As a girl, she constantly experimented with writing. In 1849 she had her first novel published: Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. This dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Oliphant< Less
The Wizard's Son, Vol. 2(of 3) By Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant... More > Wilson) (4 April 1828 – 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural".The daughter of Francis W. Wilson (c.1788–1858), a clerk, and his wife, Margaret Oliphant (c.1789–1854), she was born at Wallyford, near Musselburgh, East Lothian, and spent her childhood at Lasswade (near Dalkeith), Glasgow and Liverpool. As a girl, she constantly experimented with writing. In 1849 she had her first novel published: Passages in the Life of Mrs. Margaret Maitland. This dealt with the Scottish Free Church movement, with which Mr. and Mrs. Wilson both sympathised, and met with some success. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Oliphant< Less