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The Luck of the Spindrift

By Frederick Schiller Faust
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Tales of Old from All Parts of the World “The courtiers all agreed with the Court musician, and the Emperor commanded him to show it to the people on the following Saturday, and let them hear it sing. This he did, and the Chinese people felt so pleased and happy they all nodded their heads and shook their forefingers and said "Ah!" Only the fishermen, who had heard the real bird sing,” - Kate Douglas Wiggin, Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know Set off on a journey to Europe and Asia and prepare to meet mad kings, fairies, dragons, Rajahs and other fantastic beings who try to put the world out of balance. Fortunately for all of us, there is always a hero ready to set things right and solve the villain’s puzzles and schemes. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Spindrift

By V.C. Andrews
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501162705
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 408
  • Pdf File: spindrift.pdf

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Book Four of the Girls of Spindrift. From the New York Times bestselling author of the Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina series (now Lifetime movies) continues a haunting new series featuring highly intelligent teenage girls who struggle to survive a specialized high school and find their place in a world that doesn’t understand them. Such is the burden of being brilliant. The ivied walls of Spindrift corral the brightest young minds in the country. Through these ancient halls walk geniuses too intelligent to truly fit in amongst their peers back home. For many, these stone walls are an island of sanity in a distrusting world. Among these students stride a clique of three beautiful girls known as the Supremes—Corliss, Donna, and Mayfair. They rule the school with a well-manicured fist. For Donna and Corliss, this is the only place they’ve felt at home. But Mayfair…Mayfair is different. One day, Mayfair disappears, after having met a mysterious older man in town only the day before. The three girls snuck into town together, so Donna and Corliss feel responsible. They know that they have to help find her. But more strongly than their feeling of guilt, one question drives them. They wonder, how could one of the Spindrift geniuses, defined by the logical prowess of their brain, make a decision based purely on the whims of the heart? The four Girls of Spindrift novellas together form a spinoff to Bittersweet Dreams—available now!

The Fading of the Light

By Charlotte Betts
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  • Publisher : Piatkus
  • Book Code : 0349423016
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 443
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From the award-winning author of The Apothecary's Daughter comes The Fading of the Light, the next book in the Spindrift Trilogy - a beautifully evocative, family drama, perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Lucinda Riley and Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazalet Chronicles. 1902. Spindrift House, Cornwall. Edith Fairchild, deserted by her feckless husband Benedict eight years before, has established the thriving Spindrift artists' community by the sea and found deep and lasting love with Pascal. They have accepted that they cannot marry, but when Benedict returns unexpectedly to Spindrift House, all Edith and Pascal's secret hopes and dreams of a joyous life together are overturned. Benedict's arrival shatters the peaceful and creative atmosphere of the close-knit community. When Edith will not allow him back into her bed, the conflict escalates and he sets in motion a chain of tragic events that reverberate down the years and threatens the happiness of the community forever . . . Why do readers love Charlotte Betts? 'Romantic, engaging and hugely satisfying' Katie Fforde 'A highly-recommended novel of love, tragedy and the power of art' Daily Mail 'Beautifully written, engaging and heartwarming' Book Club Mumma 'A highly compelling, engrossing read' Discovering Diamonds 'Evocative, enthralling and enjoyable' Bookish Jottings 'Poignant, compelling and extensively researched . . . I cannot wait to find out what happens next to these characters' Sarah's Vignettes 'A delightful historical saga which is so beautifully woven together that from the very start I was enchanted' Jaffa Reads Too 'Rich in detail, full of passion this is a delightful and fascinating read' Book Literati

Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sail

By Sam Jefferson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472900308
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Transportation
  • Members : 552
  • Pdf File: clipper-ships-and-the-golden-age-of-sail.pdf

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In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance. With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the adventures and races on the water, this beautiful book brings the era vividly to life. Chapters include: The origins of the clippers - from the gold rush to the tea trade A hell ship voyage with 'Bully' Waterman, one of the most successful and notorious captains of the era Marco Polo, the fastest ship in the world - her rise to prominence and subsequent decline Mary Patten's battle with Cape Horn - a lady captain takes charge in a very male world Mutiny aboard the 'wild boat of the Atlantic' The great China tea race of 1866 - an amazingly close race across the world, only decided in the final few miles The Sir Lancelot defies the odds - her eccentric captains and rivalry with the legendary Thermopylae The Cutty Sark's longest voyage First-hand accounts, newspaper reports and log entries add fascinating eyewitness detail, whilst the stunning images show how the designs of these thoroughbreds developed over the years. A wonderful read and worthy celebration of these racehorses of the sea.

A Philosophical Approach - Cosmology

By Garrison Clifford Gibson
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1365387224
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 235
  • Pdf File: a-philosophical-approach-cosmology.pdf

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It is fine for ordinary people that have not drank the kool aid of professional cosmological atheists to consider the Universe from a personal and philosophical viewpoint informed with information from reputable physicists and some perhaps less so in addition to theologians and philosophers. A few physicists and evolution scientists with a legion of herd followers have taken up atheism as a consequence of scientific insight. I do not share that unsupportable line of thinking. Herein are my recent posts related at least generally to the field of cosmology. One might readily compare and contrast select ideas from theology on topics like pre-destination inclusive of macro-cosmic determinism with the opinions about modern physics on pre-determinism in the post-Newtonian era.

Relating Experience

By Caroline Malone,Liz Forbat,Martin Robb,Janet Seden
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134358296
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 781
  • Pdf File: relating-experience.pdf

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This reader provides a diverse selection of accounts of interpersonal communication and relationships in the context of health and social care. Most of the contributions are personal narratives by people using or working in care services; the majority are contemporary and many have been written especially for this anthology. The book also includes other kinds of accounts, including attempts to encapsulate in fictional, poetic and visual form something of the nature of encounters in the context of care. There are sections on changing relationships, the way things happen, the physical context of care, difficult encounters, and working together, as well as cross-cutting themes such as power and diversity. Relating Experience is an essential resource for students of social work, nursing, health and social policy, and for all involved in health and social care services, whether as professionals, carers or service users.

CHILDREN'S BOOK CLASSICS - Kate Douglas Wiggin Edition: 11 Novels & 120+ Short Stories, Fairy Tales, Fables & Poems for Children (Illustrated)

By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8075832736
  • Total of Pages : 3366
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 578
  • Pdf File: children-s-book-classics-kate-douglas-wiggin-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This unique collection of Kate Wiggin's most beloved children's books has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Series: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm New Chronicles of Rebecca The Flag-Raising Other Novels: A Summer in a Cañon: A California Story Polly Oliver's Problem: A Story for Girls The Birds' Christmas Carol The Romance of a Christmas Card Timothy's Quest Marm Lisa Mother Carey's Chickens The Diary of a Goose Girl Anthologies: The Arabian Nights: Their Best Known Tales The Talking Bird, the Singing Tree, and the Golden Water The Story of the Fisherman and the Genie The History of the Young King of the Black Isles The Story of Gulnare of the Sea The Story of Aladdin; or, the Wonderful Lamp The Story of Prince Agib The Story of the City of Brass The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves The History of Codadad and His Brothers The Story of Sinbad the Voyager The Fairy Ring Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know The Talking Beasts: A Book of Fable Wisdom Fables of Aesop Fables of Bidpai Fables from the Hitopadesa Fables from P. V. Ramaswami Raju Malayan Fables Moorish Fables African Fables Fables from Krilof Fables from the Chinese Fables of La Fontaine Fables from the Spanish Fables of Gay, Cowper, and others The Story Hour: A Book for the Home and the Kindergarten Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth The Posy Ring: A Book of Verse for Children Pinafore Palace Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor.

The Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling

By Rudyard Kipling,General Press
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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Book Code : 8180320839
  • Total of Pages : 6800
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 264
  • Pdf File: the-complete-works-of-rudyard-kipling.pdf

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This Complete Works of Rudyard Kipling is a truly complete and authoritative single-volume edition of Kipling’s works. It contains his all novels, as well as his plays, stories, poems, essays and letters, all in their most authoritative texts. For easier navigation, there are tables of contents for each section and one for the whole volume. With this beautiful Collectible Edition, you can enjoy Kipling's enduring literary legacy again and again. This collection features the following works: Novels 1. Captains Courageous 2. Kim 3. The Light that Failed 4. The Naulahka Short Stories Collections 1. A Diversity of Creatures 2. Actions and Reactions 3. The Day’s Work 4. Debits and Credits 5. The Eyes of Asia 6. In Black and White 7. Land & Sea Tales for Scouts and Guides 8. Life’s Handicap 9. Limits and Renewals 10. Many Inventions 11. Mine Own People 12. The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Tales 13. Plain Tales from the Hills 14. Puck of Pook’s Hill 15. Soldiers Three 16. Stalky & Co. 17. The Story of the Gadsbys 18. Thy Servant a Dog 19. Traffics and Discoveries 20. Under the Deodars 21. Wee Willie Winkie & Other Child Stories Poetry Collections 1. A Song of the English 2. An Almanac of Twelve Sports 3. Ballads 4. Barrack-Room Ballads 5. Departmental Ditties and Other Verses 6. The Five Nations 7. The Muse Among the Motors 8. The Seven Seas 9. The Years Between Children’s Collections 1. The Jungle Book 2. Just So Stories for Little Children 3. Rewards and Fairies 4. The Second Jungle Book Travel Collections 1. Among the Railway Folk 2. From Sea to Sea 3. The Giridih Coal-Fields 4. Letters of Marque 5. Letters of Travel 6. Souvenirs of France Military Collections 1. A Fleet in Being 2. France at War 3. The Irish Guards in the Great War 4. The New Army in Training 5. Sea Warfare Non-Fiction 1. A Book of Words 2. American Notes 3. Something of Myself