The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN:1492688339

Total Pages:448

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New York Times bestselling author Georgette Heyer's beloved tale of an entertaining heroine stumbling on happiness when her marital machinations for her sister go awry. Determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister, Frederica seeks out their distant cousin the Marquis of Alverstoke. Lovely, competent, and refreshingly straightforward, Frederica makes such a strong impression on him that to his own amazement, the Marquis agrees to help launch them all into society. Normally Lord Alverstoke keeps his distance from his family, which includes two overbearing sisters and innumerable favor-seekers. But with his enterprising — and altogether entertaining—country cousins chasing wishes and getting into one scrape after another right on his doorstep, before he knows it the Marquis finds himself dangerously embroiled. The Georgette Heyer Signature Regency Collection is a fresh celebration of an author who has charmed tens of millions of readers with her delightful sense of humor and unique take on Regency romance. Includes fun and fascinating bonus content—a glossary of Regency slang, a Reading Group Guide, and an Afterword by official biographer Jennifer Kloester sharing insights into what Georgette herself thought of Frederica and what was going on in her life as she was writing. Praise for Georgette Heyer: "I have Georgette Heyer's books in every room of my house."—#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts

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The Knitting Book

Author:Vikki Haffenden,Frederica Patmore

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1465499016

Total Pages:364

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Everything you need to teach yourself how to knit, from casting on to creating your own designs. This new edition of DK's knitting bible takes you from beginner to expert, with hundreds of step-by-step techniques, more than 120 stitch patterns for a variety of knitting stitches, and 20 knitting projects suitable for all abilities. Fully illustrated and easy to use, The Knitting Book is a one-stop resource for beginners and a rich source of inspiration for avid knitters who want to progress their skills and try new stitch patterns. Each technique is shown in clear photographic steps and explained with helpful annotations and arrows, from basic casting on to intricate Fair Isle and cable patterns. A photographic stitch gallery showcases over 120 different stitches to inspire you - try your hand at everything from garter stitch to intarsia, or customize projects with your own stitch choices. This updated edition features 10 brand-new project patterns, including an arm knitting pattern, as well as 10 projects from the original edition that have been reimagined with new yarns and fresh colors. Simple, clear, and comprehensive, The Knitting Book is the only book you need to progress your skills and create your own beautiful, unique pieces.

The Tanoak Tree

Author:Frederica Bowcutt

Publisher:University of Washington Press

ISBN:0295805935

Total Pages:240

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Tanoak (Notholithocarpus densiflorus) is a resilient and common hardwood tree native to California and southwestern Oregon. People’s radically different perceptions of it have ranged from treasured food plant to cash crop to trash tree. Having studied the patterns of tanoak use and abuse for nearly twenty years, botanist Frederica Bowcutt uncovers a complex history of cultural, sociopolitical, and economic factors affecting the tree’s fate. Still valued by indigenous communities for its nutritious acorn nut, the tree has also been a source of raw resources for a variety of industries since white settlement of western North America. Despite ongoing protests, tanoaks are now commonly killed with herbicides in industrial forests in favor of more commercially valuable coast redwood and Douglas-fir. As one nontoxic alternative, many foresters and communities promote locally controlled, third-party certified sustainable hardwood production using tanoak, which doesn’t depend on clearcutting and herbicide use. Today tanoaks are experiencing massive die-offs due to sudden oak death, an introduced disease. Bowcutt examines the complex set of factors that set the stage for the tree’s current ecological crisis. The end of the book focuses on hopeful changes including reintroduction of low-intensity burning to reduce conifer competition for tanoaks, emerging disease resistance in some trees, and new partnerships among tanoak defenders, including botanists, foresters, Native Americans, and plant pathologists. Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzY7QxOiI8I

Travels Among the Dena

Author:Frederica de Laguna

Publisher:University of Washington Press

ISBN:0295801050

Total Pages:368

Viewed:1973

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This robust and engaging travel narrative re-creates a remarkable adventure in the summer of 1935, when Frederica de Laguna, then in her late 20s, led a party of three other scientists down the rivers of the middle and lower Yukon valley, making a geological and archaeological reconnaissance. De Laguna has based her story on her field notes, journals, and letters home. She augments this first-hand account with excerpts from the reports of earlier explorers and data published after her trip. The result is a fascinating and informative cross-cut of historical events along the Yukon River and its tributaries. Travels Among the Dena chronicles the expedition from its outfitting in Seattle and the trip by steamer and railway to Fairbanks and Nenana, through an 80-day journey on skiffs down the Tanana and Yukon rivers to Holy Cross near the coast, with side trips on the Koyukuk, Khotol, and Innoko rivers, before a one-day return flight to Fairbanks with pioneer bush pilot Noel Wien. Maps illustrate the route taken downriver, and the author�s photographs capture images of the time. The resulting volume is both a delightful addition to the literature of travel adventure in Alaska and an important contribution to the discipline of anthropology.

The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Perspectives

Author:Michael Horton,Frederica Mathewes-Green,Brian D. McLaren,Erwin Raphael McManus,Andy Crouch

Publisher:Zondervan

ISBN:0310861373

Total Pages:272

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What should the church look like today?What should be the focus of its message?How should I present that message?We live in as pivotal and defining an age as the Great Depression or the Sixties–a period whose definition, say some cultural observers, includes a warning of the church’s influence. The result? A society measurably less religious but decidedly more spiritual. Less influenced by authority than by experience. More attuned to images than to words.How does the church adapt to such a culture? Or should it, in fact, eschew adapting for maintaining a course it has followed these last two millennia? Or something in between?These are exactly the questions asked in The Church In Emerging Culture by five Christian thinker-speaker-writers, each who advocate unique stances regarding what the church’s message should be (and what methods should be used to present it) as it journeys through this evolving, postmodern era. The authors are:Andy Crouch–Re:Generation Quarterly editor-in-chiefMichael Horton–professor and reformed theologianFrederica Mathewes-Green–author, commentator, and Orthodox ChristianBrian D. McLaren–postmodernist, author, pastor, and Emergent senior fellowErwin Raphael McManus–author and pastor of the innovative and interethnic L.A.-based church, MosaicMost unique about their individual positions is that they’re presented not as singular essays but as lively discussions in which the other four authors freely (and frequently) comment, critique, and concur. That element, coupled with a unique photographic design that reinforces the depth of their at-once congenial and feisty conversation, gives you all-access entrée into this groundbreaking discourse.What’s more, general editor Leonard Sweet (author of SoulTsunami and AquaChurch, among several other acclaimed texts) frames the thought-provoking dialogue with a profoundly insightful, erudite introductory essay–practically a book within a book. The Church In Emerging Culture is foundational reading for leaders and serious students of all denominations and church styles.

Two Couples Humping Each Other On Holiday In A Club

Author:Lovela Frederica

Publisher:Nancy

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Ciara and her boyfriend Sebastian were on holiday in Italy and all they did was sun bathing, eating, clubbing, and having sex. They went clubbing every night and the very last night of their holiday they wanted to have some very special night out that they would always remember.

Babel Tower

Author:A S Byatt

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448192277

Total Pages:624

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After her husband becomes violent, Frederica Potter flees with her young son to London. There, she secures a teaching position in an art school, and finds herself surrounded by painters and poets with dreams of rebellion. Then Frederica meets Jude Mason, the strange and charismatic author of a wildly controversial novel. When her husband files for divorce and Jude becomes the target of a high-profile court case, Frederica’s life threatens to spiral out of control. THE THIRD FREDERICA POTTER NOVEL

Still Life

Author:A S Byatt

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448162785

Total Pages:448

Viewed:1569

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Frederica Potter arrives at Cambridge University greedy for knowledge, sex and love. It isn’t long before she becomes infatuated with a mysterious and controlling poet. Back in Yorkshire, her sister Stephanie abandons academia and is confronted with the boredom and frustrations of motherhood. Meanwhile, their younger brother Marcus begins to recover from a nervous breakdown. Each sibling is desperate to shape their own future, but a horrifying event will soon change their lives forever.

Not One Ten Passions

Author:Frederica R. Burrage

Publisher:LifeRich Publishing

ISBN:1489713506

Total Pages:214

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Not One Ten Passions is a collection of thoughts that explores my passions and priorities in life. This is a journey through ones spiritual mind, in hopes of expressing whats important in life. In order for us to attain happiness and fulfillment, we must first recognize what we are passionate about. What makes a person smile? Having a sense of purpose leads people to figure out their personal goals and the strategies necessary to obtain them. It is never too late to take risks, but why wait? Once you form your vision, you have to put effort into seeing it become a reality. This book is a long time in the making. I wanted to share with others my most favorite things. What makes my heart flutter is being smothered by my two daughters and being surrounded by Gods creations. Everyone experiences situations differently. We have to respect each others viewpoints and understand that what matters to one should affect us all. Looking on the bright side of things, we must focus on ourselves, and then we can better help our communities. Encouraging words have a profound effect on our emotions. I hope to be able to motivate and inspire others to seek their full potential. If faced with obstacles, you must brush yourself off and keep pressing forward.

Advanced Social Psychology

Author:Roy F. Baumeister,Eli J. Finkel

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:0199888728

Total Pages:832

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Social psychology is a flourishing discipline. It explores the most essential questions of the human psyche (e.g., Why do people help or harm others? How do influence professionals get us to do what they want, and how can we inoculate ourselves against their sometimes-insidious persuasion tactics? Why do social relationships exert such powerful effects on people's physical health?), and it does so with clever, ingenuitive research methods. This edited volume is a textbook for advanced social psychology courses. Its primary target audience is first-year graduate students (MA or PhD) in social psychlogy, although it is also appropriate for upper-level undergraduate courses in social psychology and for doctoral students in disciplines connecting to social psychology (e.g., marketing, organizational behavior). The authors of the chapters are world-renowned leaders on their topic, and they have written these chapters to be engaging and accessible to students who are just learning the discipline. After reading this book, you will be able to understand almost any journal article or conference presentation in any field of social psychology. You will be able to converse competently with most social psychologists in their primary research domain, a use skill that is relevant not only in daily life but also when interviewing for a faculty position. And, most importantly, you will be equipped with the background knowledge to forge ahead more confidently with your own research.

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim

Author:Frederica Maas

Publisher:University Press of Kentucky

ISBN:9780813127071

Total Pages:296

Viewed:1970

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" Freddie Maas's revealing memoir offers a unique perspective on the film industry and Hollywood culture in their early days and illuminates the plight of Hollywood writers working within the studio system. An ambitious twenty-three-year-old, Maas moved to Hollywood and launched her own writing career by drafting a screenplay of the bestselling novel The Plastic Age for ""It"" girl Clara Bow. On the basis of that script, she landed a staff position at powerhouse MGM studios. In the years to come, she worked with and befriended numerous actors and directors, including Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Eric von Stroheim, as well as such writers and producers as Thomas Mann and Louis B. Mayer. As a professional screenwriter, Fredderica quickly learned that scripts and story ideas were frequently rewritten and that screen credit was regularly given to the wrong person. Studio executives wanted well-worn plots, but it was the writer's job to develop the innovative situations and scintillating dialogue that would bring to picture to life. For over twenty years, Freddie and her friends struggled to survive in this incredibly competitive environment. Through it all, Freddie remained a passionate, outspoken woman in an industry run by powerful men, and her provocative, nonconformist ways brought her success, failure, wisdom, and a wealth of stories, opinions, and insight into a fascinating period in screen history.

Hermitage

Author:Gale Ets Marie

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9781462067558

Total Pages:308

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A place to need at the time, then it did make a difference for those who are in love.

A Whistling Woman

Author:A S Byatt

Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1448162610

Total Pages:432

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It is 1968 and Frederica Potter is surprised to find herself embarking on a new career in television. While she endeavours to navigate this fast-paced and occasionally bewildering industry, her lover John takes up a post working with a pair of unusual scientists. Yet in Frederica’s home county of Yorkshire, tumultuous events are unfolding. Soon her future, and that of the people closest to her, begins to look rather different. THE FOURTH FREDERICA POTTER NOVEL

Facing East

Author:Frederica Mathewes-Green

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062463535

Total Pages:272

Viewed:1923

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The Classic Story of a Family's Pilgrimage into the Orthodox Church Veiled in the smoke of incense, the Eastern Orthodox Church has long been an enigma to the Western world. Yet, as Frederica Mathewes-Green discovered, it is a vital, living faith, rich in ritual beauty and steadfast in integrity. Utilizing the framework of the Orthodox calendar, Mathewes-Green chronicles a year in the life of her small Orthodox mission church, eloquently illustrating the joys and blessings an ancient faith can bring to the worshipers of today.

Angel of the East Indies

Author:Dino Fanara

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9780595860449

Total Pages:194

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Angel of the East Indies is about two young people growing up in the simplicity of the Dutch farming community prior to World War II that fall in love only to get separated when one of them joins the military. Their reunion in the Dutch East Indies is unforgettably romantic. Their world is torn apart when the war breaks out. Hendrika's courage and faith aids her family through their arduous imprisonment at the hands of their ruthless captors. This historically accurate drama is full of suspense, romance and action that introduce you to the customs of living on a Dutch farm and life in the Dutch East Indies before, during and after the war.

When Good Men Ride

Author:Chuck Lewis

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:9780595822669

Total Pages:396

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A new century is coming, but Arizona is not ready to enter the 1900s. Rampant lawlessness is preventing it from attaining statehood, and the local law cannot contend with the rustling and killing. Into this chaos comes a man dedicated to his badge and an honorable pursuit of justice. Events are soon to compromise his personal code, however, and he's drawn into a dark crusade of revenge and retribution. There are men who need killing, and it's time to take off the badge When Good Men Ride is a tale of vast proportions, running the gamut of action and emotions found in a cast of characters brought together by convoluted paths of fate. Enmeshed in the fabric of actual historic events, it is a story of mystery, romance, and violence told with classic style and insight into the fading Victorian values of its time and the people who were fading with them. We are presented with a rich assortment of men and women of depth and passion, friendship and love, hate and murder, and among them all is a kind and philosophical hero against one of the most brutal antagonists ever brought to the pages of western fiction.

Kommissarin Moll und die Tote vom Grindel

Author:Isabel Bernsmann

Publisher:tolino media

ISBN:375210418X

Total Pages:240

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In den Hamburger Grindelhochhäusern wird eine junge Frau tot in ihrer Badewanne gefunden. Selbstmord. Was zunächst wie eine Routineuntersuchung aussieht, entpuppt sich für die Kommissare Frederica Moll und Christian Lauterbach bald als handfester Medizinskandal, der seit Jahren durch Vetternwirtschaft und Machtmissbrauch genährt wird. Schnell wird klar, dass sie mit herkömmlichen Ermittlungsmethoden nicht weiterkommen werden. Und dass die Tote aus dem Grindel nur eine von Vielen ist... Doch während sich Frederica im Zuge der Ermittlungen auch noch den Geistern ihrer Vergangenheit stellen muss, hat Christian von Anfang an seine eigene Agenda. Am Ende muss Frederica eine Entscheidung treffen, die ihrer beider Leben auf immer verändern wird.

Lady Susan

Author:Jane Austen

Publisher:Graphic Arts Books

ISBN:1513273213

Total Pages:78

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Lady Susan (1871) is a novel by English author Jane Austen. Originally written in 1794—making it one of Austen’s earliest complete works—Lady Susan was published posthumously and has since been of interest to readers and scholars alike. It is notable for its epistolary form, a popular style of prose fiction writing in the late-eighteenth century in which the narrative is told in the form of letters between characters embedded in the story itself. The epistolary novel mimics letter writing in order to distance the author from their work, as well as to simulate the secrecy and intimacy of private communication for its reader. Austen’s novel, narrated by letters between its cast of characters, follows Lady Johnson’s visit to Churchill, the country estate of her brother- and sister-in-law Charles and Catherine Vernon. At Churchill, Lady Susan seduces and denies Catherine’s brother Reginald De Courcy, a handsome but gullible man. When Frederica, Lady Susan’s teenage daughter, arrives, she begins to fall in love with Reginald. This disrupts not just her mother’s control of the young man, but her plan for Frederica to marry Sir James Martin, a wealthy suitor who soon arrives at Churchill himself. As the plot unfolds, and as the bonds of familial and romantic affection are tested, a drama of chaos and comedy ensues which bears the hallmark clarity of Austen’s moral vision. Lady Susan is an early masterpiece from renowned novelist Jane Austen, a text which not only clears the path for her more famous novels to come, but carves a space for itself in a truly legendary body of work. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Jane Austen’s Lady Susan is a classic of English literature reimagined for modern readers.

Lady Susan

Author:Jane Austen

Publisher:Read Books Ltd

ISBN:1528786068

Total Pages:91

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“Lady Susan” is a short novel by Jane Austen, written in 1794 and first published in 1871. Presented as a series of letters, it tells the story of the beautiful yet notorious Lady Susan and her schemes to find an advantageous second marriage for herself, while also forcing her daughter into a loveless match. “Lady Susan” is a masterful novel that explores the mores and manners of English society not to be missed by fans of Austen’s seminal work and lovers of English literature. Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) was an English author known primarily for her novels, which critique the 18th century English upper classes and contemporary novels of sensibility. Her use of irony coupled with biting social commentary and realism have led to her wide acclaim amongst scholars and critics, her work contributing to the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Other notable works by this author include: “Sense and Sensibility” (1811), “Pride and Prejudice” (1813), and “Mansfield Park” (1814). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.