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The Thomas Oliver Kent Family: From Cornwall to America
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Karen Kent Bernard is the great granddaughter of Thomas Oliver Kent. She has long known that her Kent ancestors came from Cornwall. She set out to learn more about their origins. This took her on a... More > 10-year journey, including travel to the home in England from which Kent immigrated to America. She found herself on an interesting path of discovery about Cornwall's history and how its people lived, as well as the history of her family. The story begins with a description of the area in Cornwall where her ancestors lived and worked, and ends in California where many of Thomas Oliver Kent's descendants settled.< Less
Thomas Hardy Classics: Far from the Madding Crowd
Gabriel Oak is a young shepherd. With the savings of a frugal life, and a loan, he has leased and stocked a sheep-farm. He falls in love with a newcomer eight years his junior, Bathsheba Everdene, a... More > proud beauty who arrives to live with her aunt, Mrs. Hurst. She comes to like him well enough, and even saves his life once, but when he makes her an unadorned offer of marriage, she refuses; she values her independence too much and him too little. Gabriel's blunt protestations only serve to drive her to haughtiness. After a few months, she moves to Weatherbury, a village some miles off.
When next they meet, their circumstances have changed drastically. An inexperienced new sheep dog drives Gabriel's flock over a cliff, ruining him. After selling off everything of value, he manages to settle all his debts, but emerges penniless. He seeks employment at a work fair in the town of Casterbridge (a fictionalised version of Dorchester).< Less
New Country Style in India
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This book is about my new country INDIA. The way I came across the beauty of Kerala and The Nilgiris inspired me to make a coffee-table book.
My native country is The Netherlands. Now I have settled... More > down in The Nilgiris.
The style I show of India is different than what is commonly shown.< Less
By the middle of the seventeenth century, almost a hundred thousand English men and women had settled in the New World. We sometimes forget that the largest colony across the Atlantic... More > in those early years was not in Virginia, not in New England, but on the small eastern islands of the Caribbean, called the Caribbees.
Early existence in the Caribbean was brutal, and at first these immigrants struggled merely to survive. Then, through an act of international espionage, they stole a secret industrial process from the Catholic countries that gave them the key to unimagined wealth. The scheme these pious Puritans used to realize their earthly fortune required that they also install a special new attitude: only certain peoples may claim full humanity. Their profits bequeathed a mortgage to America of untold future costs.< Less
Finding Gay Love in a Foreign Land – Part 4. The Eurasian Boy’s Story: Love in Manila
Over 18’s – Lust and Love in the Philippines - A young cute Eurasian boy is told to settle down by his mother and decides to look round the Chinese quarters for his ideal soul mate, bed... More > mate and life partner.
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The Disaster Man
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Ryan tells the story of what he saw in the midst of a tornado. He decides that he must follow the figure that calls himself the "Disaster Man" and discovers a being that ensures both panic... More > and mayhem during a catastrophe. Ryan makes a commitment to pursue him and stop him. He comes to think of him as an evil being and he is determined to rid the world of him once and for all. His journey takes Ryan away from home but he makes friends in another town who want him to stay and settle down. To their dismay, Ryan announces he cannot as he must complete what he set out to do. Ryan leaves and must then face his enemy in a final showdown that could cost him his life.< Less
Dr. Frank Light, archaeologist, is vastly annoyed. He’s settled into a plush life - cushy department-head job at a university, suave girlfriend, book in the works. Now he’s been ordered... More > into the sludgy, back-water marshes of Maryland to fend off hordes of mosquitoes, all because of an inconsequential find at a bridge construction site. Maggie, the outspoken state archaeologist working the dig, insists the shipwreck has historical significance. Pastor Allingham is even more vehement, insisting the decaying timbers hide a rumored, long-lost slave graveyard.
Real estate tycoon Jake Terment is furious that his construction project is held up by the growing concerns of Frank and his team. Jake cranks up the pressure for a quick resolution.
When several attempts are made on the team members' lives, Frank draws on lessons from his Vietnam vet past. He has to decide on which side of this battle to stake his claim - and if he is ready to risk his life again for his beliefs.< Less
When the Bombs Fell
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Although born in America in 1928, Thomas Dodd moved to the North of England with his American mother and returning English father. Finally settling down in South Shields in North East England, Tom... More > spent most of his formative years in the intense poverty and dramatically difficult life of a working class family in Depression and WWII England. Coping with determination and the renowned British humor the family perseveres and survives in this well written gripping, eye opening but still entertaining memoir.< Less
Hints on Cheese-Making : For the Dairyman, the Factoryman (Illustrated)
Every experienced cheese-maker may find something in them to object to and criticise, as there is diversity of opinion on many, as yet, not definitely settled questions. The writer would not check... More > honest and intelligent criticism, if he could, but, on the contrary, encourage it. Nor would he have others adopt any of the suggestions, methods or practices herein mentioned, if they think they have better of their own. He would rather stimulate independent thought and action, and urge each to observe closely, experiment thoroughly, and be guided by his own experience. Beginners, without a complete knowledge of all the branches of cheese-making, it is believed, will be able to glean from these pages what will afford valuable assistance to them; but they should accept nothing as conclusive. There is much to be discovered and learned about cheese-making.< Less
Rupert Pinter and the Curse of the Tuatha De Danann
Fresh from a thrilling encounter in the mountains of Wales, Oxford student Rupert Pinter plans to settle into a quiet term studying linguistics. But his adventure is only just beginning, and when he... More > joins his mentor, Geoffrey Randle, on a quest to uncover the truth behind the brutal murder of an Oxford professor, Pinter finds that he is in for more than he’d bargained.
Thrust into a deadly race against time, and pitted against the charismatic mercenary, Bill Shakespeare, Pinter’s journey will take him from the libraries of Oxford University to the casinos of the French Riviera, and from the skies of England to a labyrinth beneath the mysterious Hellfire Castle.
As the shadowy disciples of the Tuatha De Danann move ever closer to their despicable goals, Rupert Pinter is about to discover that he’s playing a dangerous game, where the stakes can mean the difference between life...and death...< Less