Carols at Woolworths


Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509859179

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5839

Carols at Woolworths is a heartwarming novella, and is the prequel to Christmas at Woolworths, by bestselling author Elaine Everest Betty, Freda and Sarah are determined to make the Woolworths Christmas party as jolly as ever. After weeks of careful planning, the girls are confident that it will be an evening for everyone to forget about the troubles of the war outside. But the war is never far away and when an air raid looms, the girls must usher their guests to safety and find a way to take their Christmas cheer underground . . . Will it be a merry Christmas after all for the girls of Woolworths?

Wartime at Woolworths


Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 150984368X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2700

The Woolworths girls have come a long way together . . . Fun loving Maisie, is devoted to her young family and her work at Woolworths. But her happy life with her RAF officer husband, their baby daughter leads her to think of the family she left behind . . . With the war now into its fourth year, what will she find when she sets about searching for them? Sarah and her husband, Alan, are blissfully happy and long for a sibling for their daughter. But dark days lay ahead for this close family. Freda heads home to Birmingham, to go in search of her family, back to the life she fled – far from the safety of Woolworths and her new friends. With families’ separated by war, will the Woolworths girls be able to pull together? Wartime at Woolworths is the third moving installment in the much-loved Woolworths series by bestselling author Elaine Everest.

Christmas at Woolworths


Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509843663

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Even though there was a war on, the Woolworths girls brought Christmas cheer to their customers Best friends Sarah, Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loved ones away on the front line, their bonds of friendship strengthen each day. Betty Billington is the manager at Woolworths, and a rock for the girls, having given up on love . . . Until a mysterious stranger turns up one day – could he reignite a spark in Betty? As the year draws to a close, and Christmas approaches, the girls must rely on each other to navigate the dark days that lie ahead . . . With so much change, can their friendship survive the war? PRAISE FOR ELAINE EVEREST ‘A warm, tender tale of friendship and love’ Milly Johnson ‘Heartwarming . . . a must-read’ Woman’s Own Christmas at Woolworths is the heartfelt sequel to Elaine Everest's bestselling debut The Woolworths Girls.

A Gift from Woolworths


Author: Elaine Everest

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9781509892525


Page: 400

View: 9034

Will the war be over by Christmas? As the war moves into 1945 the lives of the women of Woolworths continue. When store manager, Betty Billington, announces she is expecting Douglas's baby her future life is about to change more than she expects. Freda has fallen in love with the handsome Scottish engineer but will it end happily? Maisie loves being a mother and also caring for her two nieces although she still has her own dreams. When her brother appears on the scene he brings unexpected danger to the family. Meanwhile Sarah dreams of her husband's return and a cottage with roses around the door but Woolworths beckons. Will our girls sail into times of peace, or will they experience more heartache and sorrow? With a wedding on the horizon, surely only happiness lies ahead - or does it? A Gift from Woolworths is the next installment in Elaine Everest's much-loved Woolworths series.

5 and 10 Cent Girl


Author: John J. Riley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453556869

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3082

Carol Shields

Evocation and Echo


Author: Aritha Van Herk,Conny Steenman-Marcusse

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9077922512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

View: 7743

Beloved of readers and writers alike, Carol Shields was a formidable creative force. The author of dozens of books, she won a Pulitzer Prize and an Orange Prize, a Governor General's award, and many other honours and recognitions. And this extraordinary writer's work continues to inspire lovers of language from around the world. "Carol Shields: Evocation and echo" gathers together a bouquet of literary responses. Critics, friends, and fellow writers from North America and Europe here respond to the writing of Carol Shields. Their observations, augmentations, and creative interventions make for a collection that pays homage to Shields, but nonetheless possesses its own distinctive flavour. Her magnificent words continue to reverberate, evoking laughter and memory, and echoing her perceptive eloquence.

Die Nightingale-Schwestern

Freundinnen fürs Leben. Roman


Author: Donna Douglas


ISBN: 3732533972

Category: Fiction

Page: 587

View: 9527

London, 1934. Das berühmte Nightingale Hospital sucht neue Krankenschwestern. Unter den Kandidatinnen sind drei junge Frauen, die unterschiedlicher kaum sein könnten: Während Dora aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammt, ist Millie eine waschechte Aristokratin, die lieber etwas Sinnvolles tut, als sich einen Ehemann zu suchen. Helen dagegen leidet unter ihrer dominanten Mutter, vor der sie ein Geheimnis verbirgt. Doch welche von ihnen hat das Zeug dazu, eine echte Nightingale-Schwester zu werden?

Oh, Carol!


Author: Carol Mcgiffin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848946414

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 753

Carol McGiffin has been on Loose Women almost since it started over a decade ago, and she is known and adored by their millions of viewers as one of the most-loved presenters on the show. She’s brimming with brilliantly funny anecdotes and controversial opinions, and says all the things everyone thinks but would never dream of saying. Carol is a natural storyteller and over the last few months she’s been in virtual hibernation – turning down invitations, neglecting her lovely fiancé Mark and spending weeks on end sitting in a wonderful sort of overgrown baby grow known as a Slanket® – and all this so she could knuckle down and write the story of her life so far; all for you, dear reader, so you can enjoy the magical mystery tour that is The Life and Times of Carol McGiffin, aka Oh, Carol! And she’s lived quite a life! It wasn’t an easy start - growing up on a council estate; struggling to make ends meet; an early criminal career shoplifting mouth organs from Woolworths... It wasn’t all doom and gloom though - Carol discovered her talent for making people laugh early on and she’s been getting into trouble ever since! She will open up about her tempestuous marriage to Chris Evans, and will reveal all about why it eventually broke down; she’ll also talk about her infamous seven years of celibacy and why she’s never been frightened of being single. She’s now found happiness with Mark and she’ll share her secrets for looking fabulous after 40. It’s not how old you are that counts, it’s your outlook on life that keeps you young. As uniquely entertaining, funny and completely outrageous as the lady herself, Oh, Carol! is a must-read for woman everywhere.

Zeiten voller Hoffnung



Author: Lesley Pearse


ISBN: 3732555844

Category: Fiction

Page: 527

View: 5770

London, 1935: Durch einen Zufall lernen sich die beiden Mädchen Verity und Ruby kennen. Verity stammt aus gutem Hause, Ruby aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen, doch gerade wegen ihrer Unterschiede sind die beiden von der jeweils anderen sehr beeindruckt und freunden sich miteinander an. Trotz aller Widerstände schaffen sie es, ihre Freundschaft bis ins Erwachsenenalter zu bewahren, aber dann entzweit ein schreckliches Unglück die beiden Freundinnen. Werden sie je wieder zueinander finden?

An American Family

The Buckleys


Author: Reid Buckley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416572414

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 459

View: 5171

A memoir of a member the influential conservative family describes the marriage between is parents, their efforts to make and recapture their fortunes throughout the South, and the philosophies they developed while raising their ten children.

Schluss mit Prokrastination

Wie man aufhört zu verschieben und anfängt zu leben


Author: Petr Ludwig,Petra Kubin,Gernot Bogner

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1448

Prokrastination ist in der heutigen Zeit ein weit verbreitetes Phänomen: Aufschieberitis. Statt sich den anstehenden Aufgaben und Verpflichtungen zu widmen, werden diese beharrlich vor sich hergeschoben. Vor lauter Optionen sehen viele nicht mehr das Wesentliche. Schluss mit Prokrastination zeigt den Ausweg aus Demotivation, Frustration, Chaos und Stress. Das Ziel ist innere Motivation, Aktionsfähigkeit, Effektivität und Zufriedenheit in Beruf und im Privatleben. Petr Ludwig überträgt die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse in die Praxis und räumt mit Halbwahrheiten und Mythen im Bereich der Persönlichkeitsentwicklung auf. Er erklärt, warum Aufgaben überhaupt aufgeschoben werden und wie man sich immer wieder aufs Neue motivieren kann. Anhand acht konkreter Instrumente kann jeder lernen, die eigene Vision zu finden, neue Gewohnheiten zu entwickeln, Aufgaben und Zeit zu organisieren und mit Misserfolgen umzugehen – damit nachhaltig mit der Prokrastination endlich Schluss zu machen.

Sweet Temptation


Author: Lucy Diamond

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330525441

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6108

Sweet Temptation is an incredibly funny and sharply observant novel, from bestselling author Lucy Diamond. Maddie's getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums' race at their school sports day. Something's got to change . . . Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies –bitter divorcee Lauren who, despite running a dating agency, has signed off romance for ever and shy Jess, the beautician, who's desperate to fit into a size ten wedding dress for her Big Day.

From a Gnat to an Eagle

The Story of Nathan Rutstein


Author: Nathan Rutstein

Publisher: Baha'i Publishing Trust

ISBN: 9781931847469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 1897

Autobiography of a man who triumphed over adversity and devoted his life to serving humanity and championing the oneness of the human race.



Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446242848

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4111

August ist anders. Dennoch wünscht er sich, wie alle Jungen in seinem Alter, kein Außenseiter zu sein. Weil er seit seiner Geburt so oft am Gesicht operiert werden musste, ist er noch nie auf eine richtige Schule gegangen. Aber jetzt soll er in die fünfte Klasse kommen. Er weiß, dass die meisten Kinder nicht absichtlich gemein zu ihm sind. Am liebsten würde er gar nicht auffallen. Doch nicht aufzufallen ist nicht leicht, wenn man so viel Mut und Kraft besitzt, so witzig, klug und großzügig ist - wie August.

A Case for Appeal


Author: Dell Shannon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471913635

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2610

Beautiful Nell Varney was a newcomer to Contera - and to murder. Suddenly she found herself in a strange courtroom faced with seven pairs of hate-ridden, accusing eyes. Seven witnesses had identified her as the murderer who had caused the death of two women by performing illegal abortions. Why would anyone in this strange town believe Nell was innocent? Could anyone help her? One man, a dedicated lawyer named Jesse Falkenstein, was determined to try . . . 'My favourite American crime-writer' New York Herald Tribune

One of Your Own

The Life and Death of Myra Hindley


Author: Carol Ann Lee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1845968999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 7186

'Infamous, I have become disowned, but I am one of your own' - Myra Hindley, from her unpublished autobiography On 15 November 2002, Myra Hindley, Britain’s most notorious murderess, died in prison, one of the rare women whose crimes were deemed so indefensible that ‘life’ really did mean ‘life’. But who was the woman behind the headlines? How could a seemingly normal girl grow up to commit such terrible acts? Her defenders claim she fell under Ian Brady’s spell, but is this the truth? Was her insistence that she had changed, that she felt deep remorse and had reverted to the Catholicism of her childhood genuine or a calculating bid to win parole? One of Your Own explores these questions and many others, drawing on a wide range of resources, including Hindley’s own unseen writings, hundreds of recently released prison files, fresh interviews and extensive new research. Compellingly well written, this is the first in-depth study of Hindley and the challenging, definitive biography of Britain’s ‘most-hated woman’.

Dog House

A Love Story


Author: Carol Prisant

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101427415

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1894

Dog House wasn't supposed to be a book about love. It was supposed to be a hugely funny account of the dogs in Carol Prisant's life. And not just the dogs, but that first bird she found at Woolworth's, the monkey that fell in love with her husband's leg, the thankless tiny turtle, and the goldfish her pet- challenged mother flushed down the toilet. Somehow though, this straightforward telling got a little blindsided by things like making marriage work and home- owning and children and a profession and her dear, supportive husband, Millard. Which is why the goldfish will just have to wait for the sequel. This book is still about cold noses, warm bellies, four on the floor, and a snuggler or two. Your basic fur family. It's also about the love of a mother for her son, a wife for her husband, a husband for some dogs, and the love it takes to make a haunted house a home. Your basic family furnisgings. Throw in a lot of antiques, a couple triumphs over adversity, and a more-than-seems-fair share of heartbreaking loss and you have Dog House--the warm, absorbing, and humorous tale of dogs and marriage, love and marriage and life.