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Nightingale Tales

By Lynn Dow, RN
  • ISBN Code: : 1631522779
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Pages : 195
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf : nightingale-tales.pdf

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In the 1950s, nurses served as handmaidens to the physician; by the start of the new millennium, they had become admired independent practitioners. Nightingale Tales is a peek into that transition, as told by a nurse who lived it. Each chapter is a stand-alone story depicting the ridiculous mores nurses have been subjected to over the years, the archaic equipment they’ve had to struggle with, and the changes in the profession, brought about by time, the feminist movement, and advances in technology. Told with humor and compassion, the stories of Nightingale Tales provides an unusual—and highly entertaining—window into the world of medicine from the mid-twentieth century to the present.

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A true classic of Western literature, Stories and Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, arguably the most notable children's writer of all, has delighted young and old for generations. This unique collection was first translated for George Routledge over 130 years ago. Completely reset, but preserving the original, beautiful illustrations by A.W. Bayes, engraved by the masters of Victorian book illustration, the Brothers Dalziel, this marvellous book will be treasured by young and old alike.

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1939, Berlin, Cambridge, Paris, California. The world is in the grips of a terrible war. Can two young women change the course of history? As war is declared in Europe, shy young Judy Morgan finishes her studies in Physics at Cambridge University. She never thought she’d be friends with someone as beautiful and glamorous as Hedy Lamarr, a young Jewish woman who has fled the Nazis, but Judy can’t ignore her brilliance. It is a time when women are expected to stay at home, but as bombs tear apart the country she loves, Judy knows she must act. With Judy’s unparalleled knowledge of how the world works, and Hedy’s flair for invention, Judy is sure they can find a way to keep their loved ones safe. But in war, impossible decisions must be made, unthinkable sacrifices must be suffered, and their work puts them in grave danger. As they journey down a dark, uncertain path together, Judy realises her next step could tear their friendship apart. But the fate of the world is in her hands. Tragedy is inevitable, but can Judy solve the puzzle she has set herself, save millions, and put an end to this terrible war? Fans of The Nightingale and Beneath a Scarlet Sky will love this unputdownable, heartbreaking but uplifting novel. Based on two true stories of amazing ‘hidden women’ who altered the fate of the Second World War, this unforgettable novel about extraordinary courage, love and sacrifice proves the power of friendship even in the darkest hours of history. What readers are saying about When the Nightingale Sings: “Oh my word... This book had me in tears… Fantastic.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow… such an inspiring emotional book! … Absolutely amazing. Would I recommend this book? Hell yes! Historical fans will go nuts over this book.” @oh.happy.reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fantastic… This should be at the top of your reading list…. I needed tissues… one of my favorites of the year.” Fireflies and Free Kicks ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Exceptional… heart-wrenching… captivating… had me on the edge of my seat… An absolutely brilliant read where love and friendship wins out in the end. I was reduced to tears… Top of my list of books I have read.” Carol Clasper ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Heartbreaking… Truly a wonderful book.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Outstandingly beautiful.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Stunning, absolutely stunning!” NetGalley reviewer “Oh my gosh! What a powerful yet heartbreaking novel… The telling of this story is so real… brilliant.” Karen Loves Reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Unforgettable… A heartbreaking tale of two women who struggled to be recognised… An epic tale of their friendship, their resilience, courage and strength… Fascinating… Perfect for fans of historical wartime fiction.” Confessions of a Bookaholic

The Queen Alone

By K.A.S. Quinn
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  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Book Code : 1782394540
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 712
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The final installment in the extraordinary time-traveling adventures of Katie-Berger-Jones-BurgKatie Berger-Jones-Burg is a lonely New York teenager. It's Christmas, and with her pop-star mother away on a whirlwind tour, all is not well with Katie. She is having visions, and she realized she is needed in another time. In 1860 it's Christmas too. Princess Alice is helping her father Prince Albert with his endless stream of work while the rest of the family—including Queen Victoria—is enjoying the wonderful snow. But the merry royal family is under a shadow. There is a plot—both political and supernatural—to bring down the Queen. A Britain without its Queen is weak, and where Britain stumbles, the rest of the world falls.

Andersen's Fairy Tales and Stories

By Hans Christian Andersen
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: andersen-s-fairy-tales-and-stories.pdf

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Andersen's initial attempts at writing fairy tales were revisions of stories that he heard as a child. Andersen then brought this genre to a new level by writing a vast number of fairy tales that were both bold and original. Initially they were not met with recognition, due partly to the difficulty in translating them and capturing his genius for humor and dark pathos. It was during 1835 that Andersen published the first two installments of his immortal Fairy Tales (Danish: Eventyr; lit. "fantastic tales"). More stories, completing the first volume, were published in 1837. The collection comprises nine tales, including "The Tinderbox", "The Princess and the Pea", "Thumbelina", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Emperor's New Clothes". The quality of these stories was not immediately recognized, and they sold poorly. At the same time, Andersen enjoyed more success with two novels, O.T. (1836) and Only a Fiddler (1837); the latter was reviewed by the young Søren Kierkegaard. After a visit to Sweden in 1837, Andersen became inspired by Scandinavism and committed himself to writing a poem that would convey the relatedness of Swedes, Danes, and Norwegians. It was in July 1839, during a visit to the island of Funen, that Andersen first wrote the text of his poem, Jeg er en Skandinav ("I am a Scandinavian"). Andersen composed the poem to capture "the beauty of the Nordic spirit, the way the three sister nations have gradually grown together", as part of a Scandinavian national anthem. Composer Otto Lindblad set the poem to music, and the composition was published in January 1840. Its popularity peaked in 1845, after which it was seldom sung. Andersen spent two weeks at the Augustenborg Palace in the autumn of 1844. Andersen returned to the fairy tale genre in 1838 with another collection, Fairy Tales Told for Children. New Collection. First Booklet (Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Ny Samling), which consists of "The Daisy", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", and "The Wild Swans". The year 1845 heralded a breakthrough for Andersen with the publication of four different translations of his fairy tales. "The Little Mermaid" appeared in the periodical Bentley's Miscellany. It was followed by a second volume, Wonderful Stories for Children. Two other volumes enthusiastically received were A Danish Story Book and Danish Fairy Tales and Legends. A review that appeared in the London journal The Athenæum (February 1846) said of Wonderful Stories, "This is a book full of life and fancy; a book for grandfathers no less than grandchildren, not a word of which will be skipped by those who have it once in hand." Andersen would continue to write fairy tales, and he published them in installments until 1872.

The four elements - Air

By 4 Elements Project
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  • Publisher : 4 Elements Erasmus+ Project
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 50
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 350
  • Pdf File: the-four-elements-air.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The nations of Europe all have rich cultures of myth and folklore which give the different regions their particular individual flavor. Here we have grouped traditional stories from Belgium, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia and Spain according to the four elements: earth, air, water and fire. They are specially adapted to adult learners and can be used to develop language or ICT skills among your students while enhancing intercultural understanding.

A Treasury of Fairy Tales

By Alex Fonteyn
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  • Publisher : Tom eMusic
  • Book Code : 1623210690
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 937
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This beautifully illustrated book offers seventeen of the best-loved fairy tales belonging to the French, Danish, German and Polish cultural heritage. Written in a beautiful yet lively language, this new edition of timeless Classics has been carefully adapted to meet the expectations of today’s younger readers. Indeed, small children will welcome it with keen interest, readily making it their favorite first book of fairy tales. Amongst others, this enchanting selection includes Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, The Snow Queen, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, and Puss in Boots.

Florence Nightingale

By Mark Bostridge
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141930802
  • Total of Pages : 704
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 866
  • Pdf File: florence-nightingale.pdf

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Winner of the Elizabeth Longford prize for Historical Biography 'Engrossing' Claire Tomalin / 'Superb' Sunday Times / 'A triumph' Daily Mail Whether honoured and admired or criticized and ridiculed, Florence Nightingale has invariably been misrepresented and misunderstood. As the Lady with the Lamp, ministering to the wounded and dying of the Crimean War, she offers an enduring image of sentimental appeal and one that is permanently lodged in our national consciousness. But the awesome scale of her achievements over the course of her 90 years is infinitely more troubling - and inspiring - than this mythical simplification. From her tireless campaigning and staggering intellectual abilities to her tortured relationship with her sister and her distressing medical condition, this vivid and immensely readable biography draws on a wealth of unpublished material and previously unseen family papers, disentangling the myth from the reality and reinvigorating with new life one of the most iconic figures in modern British history. 'Enthralling' Guardian 'Excellent' Spectator 'Hugely readable' Lancet 'Gripping and faultless' Observer, Books of the Year 'Remarkable. A subtle, scholarly and immensely readable portrait. Scrupulous, thoughtful and clear-eyed. A masterly achievement' Financial Times 'It will not be superseded for generations to come' Sunday Telegraph