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Silas Marner By George Eliot
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About the book George Eliot’s tale of a solitary miser gradually redeemed by the joy of fatherhood, Silas Marner is edited with an introduction and notes by David Carroll in Penguin Classics.... More > Wrongly accused of theft and exiled from a religious community many years before, the embittered weaver Silas Marner lives alone in Raveloe, living only for work and his precious hoard of money. But when his money is stolen and an orphaned child finds her way into his house, Silas is given the chance to transform his life. His fate, and that of Eppie, the little girl he adopts, is entwined with Godfrey Cass, son of the village Squire, who, like Silas, is trapped by his past. Silas Marner, George Eliot’s favourite of her novels, combines humour, rich symbolism and pointed social criticism to create an unsentimental but affectionate portrait of rural life< Less
Thank God for Lemonade By Teresa Corral
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In Thank God for Lemonade, author Teresa Corral takes us on a tumultuous journey. From a world of poverty, cruelty, and superstition in Mexico to a troubled and often solitary childhood including... More > nine months in a state mental institution in California, and on to nightclubs in San Francisco, dancing for gangsters and stars. On her own and with little guidance, she yearns for love and becomes victim to abusive husbands, penniless days, depression, and alcoholism. We follow Teresa’s fascinating story as she struggles for sobriety, finds spirituality and a lasting relationship, and develops a creative life that allows her to turn lemons into lemonade. Thank God for Lemonade is a cautionary tale and a stirring first-hand account of a woman’s struggle to thrive in an age before feminism and contemporary knowledge of mental health, and then find fulfillment in a life forever haunted by the ghosts of her past. It’s a story you won’t easily forget.< Less
I’d Like To Be The Morning Sun By Anthony Taylor
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Anthony Taylor’s poems and songs offer a range of topics and emotions as varied as life itself – from the warm-hearted humour of The Hugging Song and the playful but touching romanticism... More > of I’d Like To Be The Morning Sun to the despairing voices of Russian Roulette and Commuter’s Lament; from the tenderness of Dream Of Me Tonight to the indictments of war in First Moustache and Gorillas Hearing Gunfire; from celebrations of natural beauty in Winter Sun Over Aberystwyth and Samothrace to the grief of The Daffodils Outside My Mother’s Window and Skeleton House; from the joyful assurance of Sailboats In The Sky to the ominous note sounded in Dead Hedgehog; from the contentment of Canals to the sad solitariness of Alone Eighty and Missing. In between, the verse takes in such diverse subjects as music, summers and sand, commuting, snow, rugby, busking, faith, cruelty to animals and world conflict and peace. Through all there shines a love of and concern for life and living things.< Less
Eternal Glimpses: A Poet's Legacy By Richard Davi & Lorna M. Davi
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An autobiographical collaboration of subsequent journal entries of a poet delves behind the scenes of solitary tedium and introspection when a spark catches between the heart and brain and transforms... More > into a pulsing literary song on the printed page. Based in Brooklyn, New York in the twentieth century, the written word comes alive through a city dweller that gives his life for his art in the all-too-often darkness of poverty and the clash with social expectations. While a friendly narrative of a life story threads into a likeable character, the poetic expressions, observations, and essays surpass politics, social issues of the day, and religion and exposes the richness of beauty and the limitations of being human. Melancholic in tone, the writing dares to challenge the astute reader to explore the deeper and unspoken aspects of the human condition.< Less
Eternal Glimpses - A Poet's Legacy By Richard Davi & Lorna M. Davi
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An autobiographical collaboration of subsequent journal entries of a poet delves behind the scenes of solitary tedium and introspection when a spark catches between the heart and brain and transforms... More > into a pulsing literary song on the printed page. Based in Brooklyn, New York in the twentieth century, the written word comes alive through a city dweller that gives his life for his art in the all-too-often darkness of poverty and the clash with social expectations. While a friendly narrative of a life story threads into a likeable character, the poetic expressions, observations, and essays surpass politics, social issues of the day, and religion and exposes the richness of beauty and the limitations of being human. Melancholic in tone, the writing dares to challenge the astute reader to explore the deeper and unspoken aspects of the human condition.< Less
Crossley Hospital East - The Rise and Fall of a Sanatorium [Paperback Edition] By Daniel Clark
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Before being redeveloped in 2006, Crossley Hospital East lay empty and decaying for twenty-five years in the solitary woodland of Delamere in Cheshire, UK. Opened in 1905, the Edwardian hospital... More > began life as a tuberculosis sanatorium, however its history tells a story of role changes and premature closures. Abandoned for twenty-five years between 1991 and 2006, Crossley Hospital East stood silenced – hidden away from the world. This book is a collective photographic documentary of the downfall of Crossley Hospital East. Daniel Clark’s photographs convey a profound feeling of sorrow and loss as the hospital begins a new chapter in its life. Features over one hundred high quality colour and monochrome photographs as well as a short history of the hospital.< Less
Crossley Hospital East - The Rise and Fall of a Sanatorium By Daniel Clark
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Before being redeveloped in 2006, Crossley Hospital East lay empty and decaying for twenty-five years in the solitary woodland of Delamere in Cheshire, UK. Opened in 1905, the Edwardian hospital... More > began life as a tuberculosis sanatorium, however its history tells a story of role changes and premature closures. Abandoned for twenty-five years between 1991 and 2006, Crossley Hospital East stood silenced – hidden away from the world. This book is a collective photographic documentary of the downfall of Crossley Hospital East. Daniel Clark’s photographs convey a profound feeling of sorrow and loss as the hospital begins a new chapter in its life. Features over one hundred high quality colour and monochrome photographs as well as a short history of the hospital.< Less
Pin Down - Trust No One By Teresa Cooper
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Thrust into care at six months of age because of an alcoholic father and mentally ill mother, Teresa Cooper's life began in a less than perfect way. Teresa spent an unsettled childhood in a variety... More > of children's homes before being sent to Kendall House in Kent, which would become her prison and worst nightmare. At Kendall House, Teresa became a victim of a terrible regime, being injected with dangerously high doses of drugs and sexually abused. This cruel and vicious treatment, accompanied by punishments such as 163 days spent in solitary confinement, meant that it was not long before Teresa began to harm herself and even attempt to take her life. Teresa's story became world news in her quest for justice.< Less
ATLANTA IN FLAMES: The beginning By Mo Azhari
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Abandoned by his mother when he was a baby, Thomas Matthew, a young physically handicapped man, had an unhappy childhood with his alcoholic grandfather. Rejected by children of his age who refuse his... More > friendship, he sinks into a solitary life with only his dreams as a comfort. Then he meets Sandra Sanders and falls in love with her, but he knows that it’s a love that will never see the light of day. He sees his life turned upside down when he’s unjustly sent to prison. It was there that he met Bruce Moore, the greatest criminal in the United States, who discovered his growing strength and enlisted him in his service. After the escape of the two men, Bruce decides to take Atlanta with an army of twenty-five thousand terrorists. What will be the outcome of this war? What will be the fate of the three million hostages? Where does Thomas get the strength that makes him indestructible? And what will be his destiny?< Less

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