One year after leaving his girlfriend Alice as a result of her request that they have a child together, Samuel returns to Alice when he learns she is pregnant to either reopen or close forever the chapter of his life involving her.
England and the English is Ford Madox Ford's three-volume exploration of what it means to be English, here published in a single volume for the first time in the United Kingdom. Starting with the brilliantly impressionistic evocations of the chaotic energy of modern London in the first part, Ford proceeds to delve into the rural past that has always been identified as being at the heart of England, before concluding with an investigation of the formation of the English character. Throughout, Ford is the watchful outsider, perceptive, humorous and affectionate towards the complexities of Englishness. A fascinating introduction to the style and preoccupations of this seminal Modernist writer, England and the English has particular resonance for our own times when the sense of national identity is again under scrutiny. This edition includes Ford's preface to the one-volume American edition. Sara Haslam's introduction sets the trilogy in its contemporary context and outlines its significance in Ford's work.
From Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes his much-anticipated second novel. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls—a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past—both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. William Eng, a Chinese American boy, has lived at Seattle’s Sacred Heart Orphanage for five long years. On his birthday—or rather, the day the nuns designate as his birthday—William and the other children are taken to see a movie and he glimpses an actress on the silver screen who goes by the name of Willow Frost. William is convinced that the movie star is his mother. When William sets out to find Willow he discovers that her story is far more complicated than any Hollywood fantasy.
After her father, King Redrought, dies in battle, Thirrin, the new young Queen of the Icemark, must use her ingenuity to protect her tiny kingdom from Imperial invaders. Unlikely allies must be made of vampires, werewolves, witches and snow leopards to save her people.
The Courage to Write is an invaluable book and essential reading for anyone who wishes to learn how to write well. Katherine Anne Porter called courage "the first essential" for a writer. "I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence," agreed Cynthia Ozick, "sometimes every syllable." E. B. White said he admired anyone who "has the guts to write anything at all."An author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, In The Courage to Write, Ralph Keyes, an author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, assures us that anxiety is felt by writers at every level, especially when they dare to do their best. He describes the sequence of "courage points" through which all writers must pass, from the challenge of identifying a worthwhile project to the mixture of pride and panic they feel when examining a newly published book or article. Keyes also offers specifics on how to root out dread of public "performance" and of the judgment of family and friends, make the best use of writers' workshops and conferences, and handle criticism of works in progress. Throughout, he includes the comments of many accomplished writers -- Pat Conroy, Amy Tan, Rita Dove, Isabel Allende, and others -- on how they transcended their own fears to produce great works.
The Nazis, desperate for victory at all costs, explored every avenue open to science, including some long forgotten... and some best left dead. But what if they had succeeded? In the obscure village of Totenstadt, a team of the Reich's best minds, under the terrible Colonel von Teufel, are blending technology and the occult to create a new and terrible weapon, to test the boundary between life and death itself. Elite British snipers Joe Randall, George "Ginger" Gibbs and Harry Atkins are sent deep into enemy lines to locate and destroy the facility. The mission will test their courage - and their sanity - to the limits...
In Unseen Terror, Commander Slater's routine training flight is interrupted by an attack from visually stealth aircraft resulting in the death of two junior aviators. Slater is ordered to the JCS where he is teamed with Raymond Atwood of the NCIS and Commander Daniel Frost of Naval Special Warfare. Together they are thrust into a situation with the gravest of consequences for the Nation and the World.Unseen Terror puts three ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances. Their trek through the highest levels of government puts them on the trail of a seemingly overwhelming enemy.
1945 and the war is drawing to a close For three years, the land girls at Post Stone Farm have worked together, defying Hitler in their own way. They have witnessed love and loss, found their independence, and made lifetime friends. Her years as warden of a Land Army hostel have transformed Alice Todd's life. From damaged, deserted wife, she has emerged self-confident and ambitious. With peacetime approaching, she must now decide on her future - and decide if it includes Roger Bayliss, the enigmatic farm owner to whom she is increasingly drawn. In this moving finale to the incredibly popular land girls trilogy, Alice and her charges come to terms with life after the war.
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