The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Random House

ISBN:1409058212

Total Pages:176

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‘The funniest book in the world’ Evelyn Waugh Mr Charles Pooter is a respectable man. He has just moved into a very desirable home in Holloway with his dear wife Carrie, from where he commutes to his job of valued clerk at a reputable bank in the City. Unfortunately neither his dear friends Mr Cummings and Mr Gowing, nor the butcher, the greengrocer's boy and the Lord Mayor seem to recognise Mr Pooter's innate gentility, and his disappointing son Lupin has gone and got himself involved with a most unsuitable fiancee... George and Weedon Grossmith's comic novel, perfectly illustrated by Weedon, is a glorious, affectionate caricature of the English middle-class at the end of nineteenth century.

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Elena

Author:Thomas H. Cook

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:145322811X

Total Pages:438

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A brother recalls the magnificent life of his sister, the greatest writer of her age A launch party is underway for a hotly anticipated biography, the life story of Elena Franklin. As a young woman, Elena was one of the most promising literary talents of the 1920s, and over the years her legend grew. Her biographer, Martha Farrell, has combed through all the evidence of Elena’s genius and passion, from her early years in New York to her expatriate life in Paris. The result is a monumental work – but among the party’s crowd is the man who knows the book is an empty shell. Only William, Elena’s brother, knew the truth about the famed author. Martha’s flawed biography spurs his memory, and he recalls how the temperamental baby grew into a legend. He knew Elena’s hidden pain, shared their family secrets, and draws his own portrait of the troubled soul that lay behind her artistic gifts.

Light My Fire

Author:Donna Kauffman

Publisher:Loveswept

ISBN:0345537351

Total Pages:240

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In a sizzling romance that’s both suspenseful and deeply moving, Donna Kauffman fans the flames of passion into an inferno of uncontrollable desire. Wearing jeans, boots, and a reckless, knowing grin, T. J. Delahaye is six feet and seven inches of pure danger. As a covert agent, T. J. saves people for a living. But when he tumbles down a mountain to rescue a wayward hiker, it’s T.J. who needs a helping hand. He falls—hard—for a gorgeous goddess named Jenna whose strength and fierce determination matches his own. Tormented by the demons of her past, Jenna King once called herself an elite firefighter. She’s nobody’s damsel in distress, but now survival means joining forces with T.J.—and soon sparks are flying between them. Though Jenna has known as many wild men as wildfires, this maverick just may be the one to heal her heart and teach her the dark, secret thrill of surrender. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Deep Autumn Heat, Callie’s Cowboy, and About Last Night.

Light my Fire

Author:Jane Graves

Publisher:Tule Publishing

ISBN:1950510433

Total Pages:N.A

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He was too hot to handle...and she couldn't resist the heat Defense attorney Ethan Milner is well-paid for his ability to charm a jury while ruthlessly slashing the prosecution. He’s living life in the fast lane, until he’s slapped with a reckless driving charge and sentenced to 40 hours of community service on a crime watch patrol. Now he’s under the thumb of the chairman of the city’s crime watch council – a no-nonsense woman determined to make him pay his debt to society. Sandy DeMarco is familiar with Ethan’s professional character, as well as his notorious “bad boy” reputation with women. Still, when her quiet neighborhood is shaken by a brutal murder and an employee of hers becomes the prime suspect, she knows the accused’s only hope is the man who will win at any cost. Working alongside Sandy, Ethan feels the spark of attraction that ignites into love – even as a killer burns to silence them both.

Light My Fire

Author:G.A. Aiken

Publisher:Zebra Books

ISBN:1420131605

Total Pages:496

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The New York Times bestselling author offers “absolutely everything a reader could want in a book: action, sex, craziness, passion, lunacy and . . . humor” (Fresh Fiction). The trouble with humans is that they’re far too sensitive. Forget you put a woman in the local jail for a few months—and she takes it so personally! And yet she is the one trying to assassinate the queen. And now I’m trapped with Elina Shestakova of the Black Bear Riders of the Midnight . . . gods! That endless name! But what am I to do? I am Celyn the Charming with direct orders from my queen to protect this unforgiving female. Even more shocking, this unforgiving female is completely unimpressed by me. How is that even possible? But I know what I want and, for the moment, I want her. And I’m sure that she, like all females, will learn to adore me. How could she not when I am just so damn charming? Praise for the Dragon Kin Series “Aiken’s patented mix of bloodthirsty action, crazy scenarios and hilarious dialogue have made this series a truly unique pleasure.”—RT Book Reviews (4½ Stars) “A chest thumping, mead-hall rocking, enemy slaying brawl of a good book.”—All Things Urban Fantasy “Laugh-out-loud funny—I loved it!”—Thea Harrison, New York Times bestselling author

Light My Fire

Author:Misha Carver

Publisher:Misha Carver

ISBN:1988343062

Total Pages:139

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No Way. I can’t be falling for him. No freaking way...,. Alexandria I’ve been the acting chief at this station ever since they let Larry go. There’s no reason why they shouldn't make my position official. I’m a seasoned firefighter and I’m the best man for the job. Besides, I need the raise that comes with the promotion. It's the only way I'll ever be able to afford to leave my alcoholic husband and put my daughter in a private school. The last thing I need is someone coming along and screwing it all up. Chance When they asked me to leave my small town fire hall and head on out to the big city, I wasn’t keen on the idea. I can think of a million places I’d rather be. But, the ex-wife’s harassing phone calls and visits finally did me in. Before I knew it, I was starting a new life fighting fires in Karawa, New York. It's too bad one of the men on my team keeps challenging my every move. Only, it's not a man. It's the girl I've had a crush on my whole life, the girl I grew up next door to, the one I went all through school with. Sparks fly, tension explodes, and flames ignite. Will muscular Chance Friedman win the heart of the girl he’s always dreamed about? Or will curvaceous and sassy Alexandria O’Neil come out on top? Book 1 of 3 The Big City Heat Series Book 1: Light My Fire Book 2: I'm On Fire Book 3: Ring Of Fire Tags: Firefighter romance, firefighters, firemen, new adult, wealthy hero, action, adventure, women's fiction, contemporary romance, love, love story, angst, edge, danger, rescue, fire, sizzle, steamy, strong heroine

Light My Fire

Author:J. kenner

Publisher:Martini & Olive

ISBN:1940673690

Total Pages:221

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I don’t do relationships. I’ve lived my life hiding my scars, revealing myself only the in the scripts I write and the characters I voice. Few people know the real me. I’m too careful. Too afraid of getting burned all over again. Enter Beverly Martin. A movie star. A woman so beautiful and caring she makes my heart ache. She says she wants me—and her touch almost makes me believe that a girl like her could love a man like me. But being with her would mean letting the spotlight of fame shine on me, too. And I’m not sure I can do that—even if walking away means losing the woman I love. Who’s Your Man of the Month? When a group of fiercely determined friends realize their beloved hang-out is in danger of closing, they take matters into their own hands to bring back customers lost to a competing bar. Fighting fire with a heat of their own, they double down with the broad shoulders, six-pack abs, and bare chests of dozens of hot, local guys who they cajole, prod, and coerce into auditioning for a Man of the Month calendar. But it’s not just the fate of the bar that’s at stake. Because as things heat up, each of the men meets his match in this sexy, flirty, and compelling binge-read romance series of twelve novels releasing every other week from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner. “With each novel featuring a favorite romance trope—beauty and the beast, billionaire bad boys, friends to lovers, second chance romance, secret baby, and more—this series hits the heart and soul of romance.” — New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips Each book is a STANDALONE romance with an HEA and an overarching story about the friends and the bar. Totally hot and utterly binge-worthy! Down On Me Hold On Tight Need You Now Start Me Up Get It On In Your Eyes Turn Me On Shake It Up All Night Long In Too Deep Light My Fire Walk The Line

Light My Fire

Author:Ray Manzarek

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698151011

Total Pages:384

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"The best book yet about The Doors." --Booklist Now available as an ebook for the first time...the inside story of the Doors, by cofounder and keyboard player Ray Manzarek. Includes 16 pages of photos. "A refreshingly candid read...a Doors bio worth opening." --Entertainment Weekly No other band has ever sounded quite like the Doors, and no other frontman has ever transfixed an audience quite the way Jim Morrison did. Ray Manzarek, the band's co-founder and keyboard player, was there from the very start--and until the sad dissolution--of the Doors. In this heartfelt and colorfully detailed memoir, complete with 16 pages of photographs, he brings us an insider's view of the brief, brilliant history...from the beginning to the end. "An engaging read." --Washington Post Book World

Light My Fire

Author:Katie Macalister

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101219874

Total Pages:352

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Aisling Grey is juggling being a demon lord, a Guardian, and a wyvern's mate, even though she's keeping her distance from said wyvern, Drake, these days. But her presence is still required at a meeting of the green dragons. Since several attempts have been made on her life, Drake is sure to get protective of her. Which might not be a bad thing when war breaks out and all hell breaks loose-literally.

Rock and Roll

Author:Maury Dean

Publisher:Algora Publishing

ISBN:0875862276

Total Pages:728

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An appreciation of Rock-n-Roll, song by song, from its roots and its inspriations to its divergent recent trends. A work of rough genius; DeanOCOs attempt to make connections though time and across genres is laudable."

Latimer's Rambles

Author:Anon E. Mouse

Publisher:Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN:8827506551

Total Pages:389

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The twenty-one folk and fairy tales in this volume are dedicated to the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire disaster which occurred on 14 June 2017. They have been selected from the folklore and legends of the countries from which the victims originated. These stories can be found in the Public Domain where, for the majority of the time, they lie dormant and forgotten. In republishing these forgotten children’s stories, we hope that we will be creating a lasting legacy for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, so that, unlike these stories, the memory of the victims will never fade into obscurity. The title of the book, while not quite a portmanteau, has been developed by blending the name of Grenfell Tower’s local tube station, Latimer Road, and word-morphing the name of an adjacent street, Bramley Road, into Rambles. I hope you will enjoy these stories as much as I enjoyed compiling this special book. John Halsted, Author and Publisher

The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated Edition)

Author:Walter Scott

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026840216

Total Pages:8500

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Table of Contents: Introduction: SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS: WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL REDGAUNTLET WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN Biographies: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J.G. Lockhart.

CSB Study Bible, Revised and Updated

Author:CSB Bibles by Holman

Publisher:B&H Publishing Group

ISBN:1535988010

Total Pages:2208

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The CSB Study Bible is designed to help you know and be transformed by God’s Word. Featuring the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), this study Bible keeps Scripture primary on every page. To inspire you to grow in your understanding and love for God’s Word, the CSB Study Bible includes an award-winning array of study resources including over 16,000 study notes, tools, and word studies—each tool presented on the same page as the verses it refers to. For both deep study and daily reading, the CSB Study Bible is the ideal resource for lifelong discipleship. Features include: 368 word studies to introduce you to the context and meaning behind key Greek and Hebrew words High-quality smyth-sewn binding that will lie open whether you are reading Genesis 1 or Revelation 22 Full-color visuals to help you see the structure and context of Scripture come alive, including 94 photographs, 55 maps, 44 paintings, 21 illustrations/reconstructions, 19 charts, and 61 timelines Introductions and outlines for each book, including background information, theological themes, and insights into the unique contribution of each book Easy-to-read layout with two columns of text, Jesus' words in red, center-column cross-references, and three columns of notes The CSB Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Journey of Revenge

Author:David Z. Price

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1450083382

Total Pages:306

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We must be very careful of how we raise our children. If the wrong message is sent to the child the end result can be tragic. Children are very impressionable and are born with the desire to please their parents. It is a parent's responsibility to raise the child into adulthood in a proper manner. There are no good templates to follow or precise instructions for the creation of a well rounded child. That would be far too simple. Parents must remember that a perfect child does not exist. They also must remember that a child needs to be a child. Each child is very different and each child requires special attention that can only be given by loving parents. If but one parent or future parent reads this book and realizes the potential effect of their actions on a child, and changes their parenting approach, then I have done my job. This novel reflects the effect of an overbearing abusive parent on a child. The child, Zeke, possesses the ability to fully remember everything since he was three years old. Zeke is both physically and mentally abused by a controlling mother, Marie, who is relentless in her quest to prove to the boy that he is evil and worthless. Zeke grows up through childhood to believe that he is really the monster that his mother makes him out to be. Zeke is driven to seclusion early in life by Marie. He only feels safe when he is alone where nobody can see or touch him. He is safe only in a world where he is the one in control and he makes the decisions. Zeke's father, James, is a workaholic and is seldom around to realize the abuse that goes on during his absence. Marie uses James to administer punishment to the boy for infractions that are blown out of proportion by her anger toward the child. The reality is that Marie never wanted the child and she blames James for the existence of the boy. The truth is that James fears being at home with Marie as much as Zeke does. The control and abuse doesn't stop with Zeke, it also filters down to James. The story follows Zeke through school where he is constantly in trouble with other children and school officials. His punishment for his behavior is severe and his anger toward the world increases as each day passes. In each case where he is wronged he must retaliate. Zeke fully understands right from wrong, but he can't control his anger and hatred. He won't even try, why should he? His only friend in life, Tony, suffers a tragic death at a very young age and Zeke blames himself for not being able to save him. He feels that if he had only listened to Tony that he could have saved him. That guilt follows Zeke for the rest of his life. He has his first romantic interlude at an early age with a young female neighbor. His trust and ability to care about females is further damaged by the actions of this young lady. Marie has laid the groundwork for Zeke to possess the power to hate when he is rejected. He will not be controlled by anyone. He will be the one who controls each situation. Only Zeke's feelings matter anymore. Zeke begins to suffer from reoccurring nightmares that haunt him almost daily. He can't escape them and they continue to burn their way into his mind. A faceless demon with a blood dripping dagger chases him relentlessly in his nightmares. The nightmare intensifies over the years until one day he sees the face of the demon clearly. During the story Zeke's life crosses the path of an undesirable vagrant named Whitey. He proves to be an individual that needs to be dealt with. Whitey is just another person who tries to control and abuse Zeke. Zeke's quest to get even with Whitey takes him to a place in his mind that he will travel numerous times in the future. Many chose to cross Zeke during his life and he comes up with unique ways to deal with these individuals. Zeke believes that those who wrong him deserve to be punished and no punishment is too great for those who betray him. Zeke escapes his life at home through the help of Ja

English Language Knowledge for Secondary Teachers

Author:Alison Ross

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1136200320

Total Pages:178

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If teachers are to successfully develop their students' English language skills it is vital that they overcome any existing lack of confidence and training in grammar and language concepts. Language Knowledge for Secondary Teachers is an accessible book aiming to equip secondary teachers with the knowledge they need to teach language effectively. It clearly explains the essential concepts for language study, introduces the terminology needed for ‘talking about language’ and shows how this knowledge can be applied to the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. This new edition has been fully updated to take into account changes to the curriculum and developments in digital and new media language. Written by an experienced teacher and consultant the book includes: All the grammar knowledge that a secondary teacher needs; Contemporary language examples to which new teachers can relate; A companion website with a numerous activities for use in the classroom linked to each chapter and supported by detailed commentaries to explain how these work in practice (www.routledge.com/ross). By making language teaching a fun and enjoyable experience, this text offers a refreshing resource for any secondary teacher daunted by the prospect of teaching grammar and language.

The Poetry of Social Work

Author:Shelley A.Wyckoff

Publisher:AuthorHouse

ISBN:9781467856294

Total Pages:120

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Shelley Rice Wyckoff has synthesized a splendid collection of diverse poems that reflect social issues and challenges encountered during life’s journey. These poems are useful as a teaching tool, preparing students with knowledge about the biopsychosocial impact of these issues on individuals, families, groups, and communities. These poems reflect real and current issues and tug at the deep emotions of the heart. Knowledge and sensitivity to these problems serve as motivators for students to become ethical and competent professional social workers who are committed to the purpose of our noble profession.

Eros

Author:Bruce S Thornton

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:042998040X

Total Pages:304

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Eros: The Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality is a controversial book that lays bare the meanings Greeks gave to sex. Contrary to the romantic idealization of sex dominating our culture, the Greeks saw eros as a powerful force of nature, potentially dangerous, and in need of control by society: Eros the Destroyer, not Cupid the Insipid, fired the Greek imagination.The destructiveness of eros can be seen in Greek imagery and metaphor, and in the Greeks' attitudes toward women and homosexuals. Images of love as fire, disease, storms, insanity, and violence?Top 40 song clichfor us?locate eros among the unpredictable and deadly forces of nature. The beautiful Aphrodite embodies the alluring danger of sex, while femmes fatales like Pandora and Helen represent the risky charms of female sexuality. And homosexuality typifies for the Greeks the frightening power of an indiscriminate appetite that threatens the stability of culture itself.In Eros: The Myth of Ancient Greek Sexuality, Bruce Thornton offers a uniquely sweeping and comprehensive account of ancient sexuality free of currently fashionable theoretical jargon and pretentions. In its conclusions the book challenges the distortions of much recent scholarship on Greek sexuality. And throughout it links the wary attitudes of the Greeks to our present-day concerns about love, sex, and family. What we see, finally, are the origins of some of our own views as well as a vision of sexuality that is perhaps more honest and mature than our own dangerous illusions.

The Late Shift

Author:Dennis Etchison

Publisher:Blackstone Publishing

ISBN:1538473151

Total Pages:30

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Ever wonder what the dead might have to say when they are alone with one another? It turns out that the dead are neither comical nor menacing. They are just tired and lost and in search of peace. They are people like you and me who want to rest now that their work is done. The problem is, the system wants to continue to exploit them even beyond death. It’s a grim proposition but the logical extension of our society when a sinister company reanimates corpses in order to provide free labor for the late night shifts in stores and garages. This original short story will thrill and chill you!

Island Kids

Author:Tara Saracuse

Publisher:Brindle and Glass

ISBN:1926972104

Total Pages:240

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This is a history of British Columbia’s island children, told in their voices, from their perspectives. Composed of twenty-two stories, Island Kids is a snapshot of a period and place in time. The topics range from quintessentially coastal experiences, like a day at the beach, to stories that deal with serious issues, such as BC’s history of residential schools, but they all remain true to the experience of the children telling the story. At the end of each chapter is a section called “What do we know for sure?” that gives the reader greater depth and context. The stories are written in a dynamic and authentic voice and are aimed at readers aged eight to twelve. Unlike history that has either been fictionalized or told from an adult’s perspective, the Courageous Kids series brings history to kids in their own words. Truly original, Kidmonton, Rocky Mountain Kids, and Island Kids strive to communicate the events and emotions of kids. Please visit www.courageouskids.ca for more information on the whole Courageous Kids series.

The Fire People

Author:Ray Cummings

Publisher:Gateway

ISBN:1473216230

Total Pages:320

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The first of the new meteors landed on the earth in November, 1940. It was discovered by a farmer in his field near Brookline, Massachusetts, shortly after daybreak on the morning of the 11th. Astronomically, the event was recorded by the observatory at Harvard as the sudden appearance of what apparently was a new star, increasing in the short space of a few hours from invisibility to a power beyond that of the first magnitude, and then as rapidly fading again to invisibility. This star was recorded by two of the other great North American observatories, and by one in the Argentine Republic. That it was comparatively small in mass and exceedingly close to the earth, even when first discovered, was obvious. All observers agreed that it was a heavenly body of an entirely new order.