Download Free Tough Luck Hero (Copper Ridge, Book 5) in PDF by Maisey Yates Full eBook and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2016-07-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can the golden boy of Copper Ridge, Oregon, get a second chance at happy-ever-after?
Download Free London Fiction at the Millennium in PDF by Claire Allen Full eBook and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-09-28 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book analyses London fiction at the millennium, reading it in relation to an exploration of a theoretical positioning beyond the postmodern. It explores how a selection of novels can be considered as “second-wave” or “post-postmodern” in light of their borrowing more from mainstream and classical genres as opposed to formally experimental avant-garde techniques. It considers how writers utilise the cultural capital of London in a process of relocating marginalized, subjugated or under-represented voices. The millennium provides an apt symbolic opportunity to reflect on British fiction and to consider the direction in which contemporary authors are moving. As such, key novels by Martin Amis, Bella Bathurst, Bernardine Evaristo, Mark Haddon, Nick Hornby, Hanif Kureishi, Andrea Levy, Gautam Malkani, Timothy Mo, Will Self, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Rupert Thomson, and Sarah Waters are used to explore writing beyond the postmodern. ‘In this significant and welcome contribution to the field, Allen provides us with a sophisticated, detailed, and rigorous study of the move in contemporary fiction beyond postmodernism as exemplified by London fiction.’ —Nick Hubble, Brunel University London, UK
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Download Free Troubled Legacy in PDF by Phil Moncur Full eBook and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2009-12-11 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Simon Fenton, disillusioned ex-vicar and mild eccentric, is in the process of getting over the untimely death of his wife when he hears news of a mysterious legacy which also involves an alternative explanation about how his father, a gunner in the RAF Regiment, came to be shot in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Natalie Roberson, a freelance high class call girl and aspiring airline pilot, is suborned to seduce him and help his adversaries cover up the story. Things go badly wrong and a corrupt detective is accidently killed. Simon and Natalie are forced to go on the run, hotly pursued by both the legitimate forces of law and order and darker forces under the direction of a senior politician who has everything to lose.
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Download Free A Good Birth in PDF by Anne Lyerly Full eBook and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-08-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on a landmark study involving more than one hundred pregnant women and mothers, a renowned OB/GYN synthesizes the secrets to a good birth—medically and emotionally. Most doctors are trained to think of a “good” birth only in terms of its medical success. But Dr. Anne Lyerly knows firsthand that there are many other important elements that often get overlooked. Her three-year study of a diverse group of over one hundred expectant moms asked what matters most to women during childbirth. The results, presented to the public for the first time in A Good Birth, show what really matters goes beyond the clinical outcome or even the usual questions of hospital versus birthing center, and reveal universal needs of women, like the importance of feeling connected, safe, and respected. Bringing a new perspective to childbirth, the book’s wisdom is drawn from in-depth interviews with women with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, and whose birth stories range from quick and simple to complicated and frightening. Describing what went well, what didn’t, and what they’d do differently next time, these mothers give voice to the complete experience of childbirth, helping both women and their healthcare providers develop strategies to address the emotional needs of the mother, going beyond the standard birth plans and conversations. Transcending the “medical” versus “natural” childbirth debate, A Good Birth paves the entryway to motherhood, turning our attention to the deeper and more important question of what truly makes for the best birth possible.
Download Free Damaged: Natalie's Story in PDF by Talia Jager Full eBook and published by Talia Jager. This book was released on 2010-07-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Natalie Jarrett is a seventeen-year-old girl who falls in love with the wrong boy. When she finds herself in the hospital after one of his violent attacks, she can no longer turn a blind eye. Suffering from severe injuries, her doctor tells her she will never be the same again. Although injured and feeling guilty, alone, scared and most of all, damaged, everyone seems to expect her to return quickly to her normal life – but how can she bounce back when she blames herself for all that’s gone wrong?
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Download Free A Love for Learning in PDF by Carol Strip Whitney Full eBook and published by Great Potential Press, Inc.. This book was released on 2007 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn techniques and strategies for keeping gifted children motivated.
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