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The Angel From The Sea By Molly Cutpurse
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The Angel From The Sea is a supernatural story and describes the events which occur after an Edwardian young lady called Clara pleads for assistance against a member of her family who is brutal... More > towards her. Whereupon, one of the oldest feminine forces in the world appears as the uncontrollable Moganna. However, having demanded the presence of this ungovernable intelligence, Clara and her heinous family find themselves at the mercy of Moganna’s ruthlessness and inhumanity. Moganna refers to herself as an angel, but as the innocent Clare soon discovers, a better name for the power she has unleashed is, a Cacodaemon.< Less
George By Briony Webb
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In the London of suffragism and the Bloomsbury Group, two young women are driven by idealism to found a nursery school for poor children from the slums of Somers Town; children like George, a toddler... More > from a large family who struggle to live decently amidst squalor, ill health, drunkenness and violence. Drawing on their ingenuity and perseverance, Phyllis and Leila develop the Caldecott Nursery into a community that experiments with new ideas in education. But their success is threatened by the Great War, and they are forced to uproot the community and take the children to a new life in the Kent countryside. Based on detailed research into the real people of the story, this novel imagines the experience of Phyllis as she sacrifices her personal aspirations in the face of the all-consuming demands of building the community. Above all it explores George’s dilemma as he is nurtured in a culture in which he finds himself dislocated from his own origins and identity.< Less
George By Briony Webb
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In the London of suffragism and the Bloomsbury Group, two young women are driven by idealism to found a nursery school for poor children from the slums of Somers Town; children like George, a toddler... More > from a large family who struggle to live decently amidst squalor, ill health, drunkenness and violence. Drawing on their ingenuity and perseverance, Phyllis and Leila develop the Caldecott Nursery into a community that experiments with new ideas in education. But their success is threatened by the Great War, and they are forced to uproot the community and take the children to a new life in the Kent countryside. Based on detailed research into the real people of the story, this novel imagines the experience of Phyllis as she sacrifices her personal aspirations in the face of the all-consuming demands of building the community. Above all it explores George’s dilemma as he is nurtured in a culture in which he finds himself dislocated from his own origins and identity.< Less
The Man Who Was Thursday - A Nightmare By G. K. Chesterton
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When Syme is hired by the Scotland Yard to infiltrate a local anarchist chapter, Syme encounters a local poet that may or may not be a member of this chapter. After a lengthy disagreement about the... More > nature of poetry, the poet invite Syme to a local anarchist chapter meeting where the poet is expected to be elected to a position on the council. But when Syme gives a compelling speech for his own election, the plot begins to thicken.< Less
Crime and Calamity in Cholsey: Life in a Berkshire Village 1819-1919 By Barrie Charles
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What was life really like in days gone by? What did local people gossip about after church or in the alehouse? As today, the news and scandal centred on local crimes, personal disasters and the... More > external changes that would affect lives. This book features some of the untold stories of the people and events concerned. They range from the spat between the vicar and his clerk in 1819, to the decimation of local men in the Great War a hundred years later. Most of the crime was minor, but the village also saw assault, rape, arson, infanticide and manslaughter. Even more common was the personal tragedy arising from sudden death, whether by disease, accident or suicide. Some of those who committed crimes were desperate, while others were more a source of gossip, such as the curate who committed adultery with the schoolmistress and absconded from the village after running up gambling debts. These and many other events are related through the fascinating personal stories of our predecessors.< Less
Murders in Manchester: 1890-1899 By Joseph Hilditch
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Manchester of the late C19th was a grisly and challenging place to live. The slums of the city were rife with crime, and the very worst of those crimes are detailed in this book.
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Trust in God, & Keep Your Powder Dry By Susan Watkin
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I recently bought an album of opinions hand-written in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century. I would guess that the album was started by a teacher... More > (Maria G.), and that the other entries are by student teachers based in the London area. The album offers a fascinating glimpse into the interests of "normal" people of the time. Dip into the book and discover examples of contemporary humour, such as in some of the answers to the question " Who is the greatest living composer?" Find out which respondents mentioned medicines; and find out who replied " Not having taken their measure I cannot tell." The title of the book is Maria G.'s favourite motto. I decided that the album was too good to remain hidden, and so present the contents for your delectation. Read more about the book at http://lulu.wikidot.com/trust-in-god-keep-your-powder-dry< Less
First Memory By Kathleen Lamond
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These are the memoirs of Kathleen Lamond (nee Scott) who was born in Moore, Cheshire on 26th January 1893, the daughter of George Hall Scott, an eminent engineer, and his wife Margaret(nee... More > Wilkinson). Kathleen was the sister of George Herbert Scott, the Airship pioneer who captained the R.34 and died on R.101. This account of her life covers the period from 1896, aged 3, to her marriage in 1922 to Douglas Lamond. Her writing style is easy and the entire story is a touching recollection of middle class English life in a bygone age.< Less
Trust in God, & Keep Your Powder Dry By Susan Watkin
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I recently bought an album of opinions hand-written in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century. I would guess that the album was started by a teacher... More > (Maria G.), and that the other entries are by student teachers based in the London area. The album offers a fascinating glimpse into the interests of "normal" people of the time. Dip into the book and discover examples of contemporary humour, such as in some of the answers to the question " Who is the greatest living composer?" Find out which respondents mentioned medicines; and find out who replied " Not having taken their measure I cannot tell." The title of the book is Maria G.'s favourite motto. I decided that the album was too good to remain hidden, and so present the contents for your delectation. Read more about the book at http://lulu.wikidot.com/trust-in-god-keep-your-powder-dry< Less

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