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The Vagaries of Swing: Footprints on the Margate Sands of Time By Mac Carty
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The BBC TV series “True Love” was the catalyst for this tale, portraying various romantic encounters, all set by the Margate seaside. True love has many forms. A passion for cricket can... More > also be a manifestation of love. Yet it is impossible to discuss cricket, with its broad themes, without reflecting on life itself. I have set my story broadly in 1965, when a girl lost her life. At the time, her death meant little to us but such are the vagaries of writing, that the more I researched the subject, the greater I became drawn in. Any discussion on the circumstances surrounding her murder led inevitably to the inclusion of another theme, which I have encountered in life, violence towards women. I still return to Margate regularly and regard it with deep affection. It was in danger of becoming a wasteland. There are those now, some famous, some often unsung, trying to fashion a resurgence. Another form of true love. May their guardian angels help them succeed.< Less
In the Company of Marines: A Surgeon Remembers Vietnam By James O. Finnegan, MD
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Dr. James Finnegan spent one year in Vietnam during the war as a combat surgeon, including heading a surgical team in Khe Sanh during the famous 77 day siege of that combat base. His stories are... More > personal, unique, and describe a side of the war seldom reported in the media. Each story is based on the true personal experiences of a physician who himself received a Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in action.< Less
The history of my misfortune Historia calamitatum By Peter Abelard
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The revealing autobiography of a famed mediaeval philosopher and theologian, worshipped by his students, adored by his teenage pupil Heloise, but feared - and, shockingly, violently emasculated -... More > by his rivals and opponents. Heartbreaking, unflinching and inspiring, it unveils one of-the great love stories of the world. CALLENDER CLASSICAL AND MEDIAEVAL TEXTS / CALLENDER LOVE< Less
Pieces of China By Peter Lighte
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These snapshots of bygone days gathered in Pieces of China very much resonate in the present. Told in a deceptively breezy voice by Peter Lighte - unlikely Ming scholar and unlikelier banker - his... More > stories illuminate shadows of the Cultural Revolution, the hilarity of bureaucracy, the complexity of relationships and the daily adventures of a young man who thinks he somehow fits into a world beyond the looking glass. All profits from Pieces of China will be donated to Half the Sky, a foundation which seeks to bring a caring adult into the life of each orphan in China - www.halfthesky.org.< Less

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