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A description and history of Kidwelly castle

Author : George Thomas Clark
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The Glass Castle

Author : Jeannette Walls
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Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The perennially bestselling, extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

Castle Richmond

Author : Anthony Trollope
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The Chronicles of Castle Cornet Guernsey with Details of Its Nine Years Siege During the Civil Wars and Frequent Notices of the Channel Islands Second Edition

Author : Ferdinand Brock Tupper
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Anderson Castle

Author : Connie Furnari
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Archie is seventeen years old and lives in Jersey City, New Jersey, he loves reading horror books but, unlike his friends, he has a special power: he is a psychic, he can foresee the future and he can sense things that the human consciousness ignores. One day he receives a letter, without the return address, that informs him about the mysterious death of a distant relative from England, Lord Archibald Anderson III. The Lord appointed Archie as his only successor, and bequeathed an ancient castle near London to him, on condition that the boy arrives at the manor house strictly before the 31st of October, without explaining the reason. Archie arrives at Anderson Castle in company of three classmates: the funny and affable Penny, the cocky womanizer Rigger, and the snob and very rich Daphne. The four friends are welcomed by a man named Frank, who introduced himself as Archie’s uncle, the deceased Lord’s brother. However, the uncle seems eager to throw them out before the Halloween’s night begins. The four friends find out very soon that the castle is actually haunted by furious demonic ghosts that will try to kill them in every way, and that Lord Archibald’s death is linked to the mystery of Anderson Castle. Anderson Castle is a fantasy horror for teenagers, intentionally ironic, and its theme is typical of the ‘Haunted’ series, the haunted house with ghosts, following the novel series ‘Goosebumps’ from R.L. Stine. The whole novel is a tribute to the book The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde, since it follows its irony, the soft horror and the funny situations. Hamlet by William Shakespeare is another book often cited: it’s not a coincidence that the title of every chapter sums up the happenings in Anderson Castle with a phrase from this famous tragedy. The third important point is the exorcism of death. The four protagonists are threatened by supernatural beings that will bring each of t

History of the Castle Priory and Town of Tutbury in the County of Stafford

Author : Sir Oswald Mosley
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The Castle Second Edition

Author : Richard Stamm
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When visitors to the nation's capital embark on a day of museum visits at the National Mall, the most striking building in their midst is undoubtedly the Smithsonian Castle. Its iconic architecture has come to symbolize the Smithsonian. Today the Castle is both central administration building for the entire Smithsonian Insititution and the public doorway to all of its museums and galleries. But in years past it housed the families of the head of the Smithsonian at the same time that it served as research offices for far-flung explorations and as space for collections exhibition and restoration. The newly designed second edition of The Castle explores the architectural details of turrets and tomb, and layers that with the stories of the people who have served inside this beloved, nineteenth-century medieval revival landmark.

The Mystery at Dracula s Castle Transylvania Romania

Author : Carole Marsh
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Mimi reads an ad and thinks, "Hmm, would this make a great vacation home for a mystery-book-writing grandmother and her family and friends. Papa says, “Let's take a look.” Soon, Christina and Grant are whisked off aboard the Mystery Girl airplane with Mimi and Papa to Transylvania, Romania where they meet up with a strange real estate agent, tour the famous castle, meet some odd new kid friends, learn about vampires, and meet up with Count Dracula himself! ”Why don't you spend the weekend and see how you like the place?” the agent suggests. They do, and the mystery begins! Hey, is that tomato juice or what they're serving for breakfast? You'll Vant to Come Along on This Tooth-Tingling Adventure! This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment.Ê LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: Bran Castle, Transylvania, Romania - Bucharest, Romania - Hungary Educational Items: History of Vlad Dracula - History and facts on Bran Castle - Teutonic Knights - Renaissance and Gothic styles - Explanation of different saloons - Italian Baroque Period - Entropy People: Bram Stoker, author of Dracula - Queen Maria - Nicoleta Volescu Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 121651 Lexile Measure: 680 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

The History of the Castle Town and Forest of Knaresbrough

Author : Ely Hargrove
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Excavations at Launceston Castle Cornwall

Author : A. D. Saunders
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This monograph focuses on Launceston Castle, which occupies a dominating position at the end of a ridge commanding the strategic crossing of the River Tamar separating Cornwall from Devon. It includes contributions by Umberto Albarella, F W Anderson, Duncan Brown, John A Davies, Simon J M Davis, David Dungworth, Geoff Egan, D A Higgins, Carole A Keepax, S A Mays, J G McDonnell, Quita Mould, R L Otlett, Ian Riddler, Kate Steane, Robert Thompson, Rachel Tyson, Alan Vince and David Williams.