The rivalry of railway companies and their changing attitudes to advertising from the 1870s to the 1920s is traced. The book illustrates the development of the advertising poster with plates from the National Railway Museum's collection.
Andie Miller may have made a terrible mistake in moving back to Lobster Bay. Andie always wanted something more than small-town beach life. That’s why she worked so hard at her prestigious career as an antique appraiser in New York City. She does have one regret though, she never got to make that one big important antique find of a lifetime. Now that her mother’s illness has brought her back to Lobster Bay, it’s unlikely she ever will. But even though she appreciates spending time with her aging mother and loves that she’s reconnected with her sister, Jane, Andie needs something more. When an unusual opportunity presents itself, Andie is excited... until she finds out the fate of her new project is in the hands of unscrupulous town historian Damien Carruthers. Andie caught him ripping off little old ladies, and he’s giddy with excitement at the prospect of ruining her new plans. Then there’s her old high school flame, Shane Flannery. Even though Andie was the one to break things off decades ago, she never really got over him. Shane is back in town too, but unfortunately he doesn’t seem to be the least bit interested in her. Shane’s Aunt Mary, on the other hand, has taken quite a liking to Andie. Mary would love to see Shane and Andie together. Mary and Andie have gotten close. But Mary is nursing a painful heartache - she had a falling out with her daughter years ago and they haven’t spoken since. Can Andie help fill that hole? Jules Whittier messed up her life. That’s how she ended up cutting hair in her great-aunt Mary’s hair salon. She blew her big chance, but it wasn’t totally her fault. She had some help in the form of her two cousins whom she hasn’t spoken to since. When she sees things turn around for Andie, she wonders if it can happen for her too, or is it too late? Return to Lobster Bay and check in with old friends Jane, Claire and Maxi and make some new friends too!
A Brazilian Lord of the Flies, about a group of boys who live by their wits and daring in the slums of Bahia A Penguin Classics They call themselves “Captains of the Sands,” a gang of orphans and runaways who live by their wits and daring in the torrid slums and sleazy back alleys of Bahia. Led by fifteen-year-old “Bullet,” the band—including a crafty liar named “Legless,” the intellectual “Professor,” and the sexually precocious “Cat”—pulls off heists and escapades against the right and privileged of Brazil. But when a public outcry demands the capture of the “little criminals,” the fate of these children becomes a poignant, intensely moving drama of love and freedom in a shackled land. Captains of the Sands captures the rich culture, vivid emotions, and wild landscape of Bahia with penetrating authenticity and brilliantly displays the genius of Brazil’s most acclaimed author. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Chloe and her dog, Raggie, are invited to Fairyland to help solve the mystery of the missing Sandman, an evil fairy known only as Nyx has kidnapped him. The Sandman is important to the people of Fairyland; he must be found and rescued. Peter the Pixie, Daithí the Leprechaun, and Meg the Fairy Princess work together with the FBI (Fairy Bureau of Investigation) to find the clues and solve the puzzles to find the Sandman. Will they find the Sandman in time? Will they be able rescue the Sandman?
Tonya Markham spent much of her childhood never knowing that God had eternal love for her all along. The victim of early abuse and the product of a military family, Tonya got used to moving from place to place and never really feeling at home. Through her tumultuous childhood and adolescence her quest to find herself was marred by confusion and disappointment. Burned twice in love and struggling to provide for herself and her children, adult Tonya thought she had hit rock bottom. But through small steps of faith and the true grit of a new believer, she was able to overcome adversity and learn to live a fulfilling life in Christ. Now readers can experience the same healing through Tonya's story, and learn to live a life on sturdy ground. I know God puts people into our lives for specific reasons. For me, Tonya is proof of that. She has been a saving grace to me. With her encouragement, support, and strong foundation in faith, has helped with the growth of my own relationship in Christ. She is truly a blessing from God. The impact on Tonya from her experiences in life shows how we learn to trust God's path for us. Her life is inspiring to me and I know it will be inspiring to others who read this book. —Roxanne Crockett
Phillip Parry lived a double life, hiding his secret family for twenty years. He used his Cessna like a car. Only now can his wife and five additional children move to the thriving dynasty of Jooloonga Station. The Coming of the Second Family creates a furor that will test them all. This is the story of Susannah Ruth the teenage daughter and her brave-hearted mother Colleen. Susannah falls in love with the neighbors half-brother Douglas Clarke. Disturbing revelations from both families blaze a quicksilver trail through all their lives. A story of amazing love and tormented souls, spanning two continents, travelling to England and back, set on a stunning canvas in central Queensland where the magic of the Dreaming controls the heartbeat of an Ancient Land. This is the third book of the Coloured Sands Series. The characters from the first two novels are joined in this novel with dramatic impact.
Filson Young (1876-1938) was an author and critic who wrote prolifically for newspaper, magazines, and book publishers in the early 20th century. He wrote the first book on the "Titanic" disaster and was among the first to recognize the importance of James Joyce.
A warmhearted and charming beach read - a chicklit comedy romance from CP Ward, author of the Delightful Christmas series. Tired of the city, Grace Clelland returns to Blue Sands, the quiet Cornish seaside village where she grew up. There she will meet old flames and old friends, rekindle old loves and ignite new ones in a novel that will have you dreaming of the soft crash of the waves on the shore, the feel of sand between your toes, overloaded ice-creams and smoky beach barbeques. Not to be missed this June - the debut summer novel from CP Ward - the author whose Delightful Christmas series has captivated thousands of readers. RELEASED JUNE 22nd 2021
In a remote town in Montana, a history teacher decides to let his students trace the path of history for their ancestors. By teaching themselves about the events that have transpired over the past six-hundred years, the students are able to put their own lives in the shoes of the immigrants that would leave their homeland and traveled to the new world that is flowing with milk and honey. Many surprises are in store, as they trace old journals, diaries, and their news clippings that tell the true story in detail. They learn how families left abuse, bondage, and political unrest behind, so they can enjoy freedom, liberty, and independence in their new surroundings. To add to the splendor of history, the students make startling discoveries that would be forever enshrined in the archives of time itself. To add to the learning experience, join Josef, as his students help him find love, romance, and a new beginning. The teacher is now the student and life changes in ways he never expected.
A Historical Novel of Young Marines in WWII Jack Allan and Larry Wellman are the star players on an Indiana high school basketball team. They suffer a devastating upset in their state basketball tournament. Life as they know it is over. Hoping to regain a sense of pride and purpose, they join the Maine Corps after graduation. They quickly realize that life goes on as they bond with other young recruits through the rigors of boot camp. Soon we find our basketball stars and their new buddies strewn across the South Pacific. Jack, Larry and Bobby leave for Hawaii, Jonny and Derrick go to Shanghai and then on to the Philippines, while Bill heads to aviation training to become a Marine pilot. On December 7, 1941, the world changes forever. Our young Marines are transformed from naïve teens, to battle ready warriors on the front lines.
After successfully thwarting a dastardly plan to steal rare marine animals from the sea around the Scottish island of Mull, Ben and Fee MacTavish feel they can relax and continue learning all about nautical life on board School Ship Tobermory. But it's not long before their everyday routine is interrupted by an extraordinary event. Ben, Fee, their fellow students and the crew of the Tobermory find themselves embroiled in another adventure that leads them thousands of miles from Mull to a small island in the Caribbean, where they learn extraordinary details about Captain Macbeth's past and come face to face with modern-day pirates.