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Four Waifs on Our Doorstep

Author : Jan Ford
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At eleven o' clock one night in 1997, four hungry, damaged young children arrive on foster carers Trisha and Mike Merry's doorstep. Two social workers dropped them off with nothing but the ragged clothes they were wearing and no information. The children were covered in bruises, two had black eyes, one had a broken arm and they were all scratching themselves. Starved, seriously neglected and abused in every way, four young siblings have been repeatedly overlooked by everyone who should have cared. The eldest scavenges for food by night and is exhausted from trying to protect his sisters, his baby brother and himself from serious parental neglect and the perilous attentions of frequent paedophile visitors. From the start, these four children challenge Trisha and Mike to extremes. Despite all their experience over many years, they wonder if they have met their match. Yet, from that very first night, this couple's unbounded love and care and their unbelievable determination surmount all the obstacles that follow. The shocking truth about the children's home lives is beyond anything Trish and Mike have experienced, yet through their formidable efforts, their unshakeable belief in the children, and their (almost) unfailing sense of humour, they are able to turn around four young lives from tragedy to hope.

The Cast Off Kids

Author : Trisha Merry
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One hot summer's afternoon, two abandoned infants are brought to Trisha and Mike Merry's door, forlorn and afraid. Their mother walked out on them. (They don't remember her.) Their grandmother tried, but couldn't manage them. And now their young father has given up on them too. These cast-off kids desperately need somewhere to live and a family to love them. They've come to the right place. Trisha and Mike welcome them into their home and their hearts. There are now ten children under five in this household, where every day is filled with cuddles, fun . . . and more than a few challenges. After ten eventful years of love and laughter, they are reclaimed by their jealous mother, a stranger, who sets fire to their memories and sends them to a succession of care homes. Finally the younger one sets out on a quest to find the only two people who have ever loved him.

The War on our Doorstep

Author : Harriet Salisbury
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London's East Enders are known for being a tough, humorous and lively lot. In the early 20th century, families crowded into single rooms, children played on the streets and neighbours' doors were never locked in case you needed an escape route from the police... World War 2 changed everything. During the Blitz, men set off for work never to return and rows of houses were reduced to rubble overnight. Yet the East Enders' ability to keep calm and carry on cemented their reputation for cheerful resilience. They say Hitler killed off the bugs but, along with the slums, the Blitz destroyed a way of life. After the war families were scattered - some to estates on the edge of London, others to isolated high-rise blocks. The old East End communities were gone forever. Told by the residents themselves, The War on Our Doorstep is an eye-opening, moving and laugh-out-loud depiction of the history of London's East End and what it means to be an East Ender.

Puerto Rico Commonwealth Or Colony

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Proceedings of the Annual Convention

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Proceedings Annual Convention Industrial Relations Association of America

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Potter s American Monthly

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Starstruck

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Actress Cassidy “C.J.” Hayes is famous for her role in The Alchemidens, a fantasy show where she plays a kick-ass heroine. Her rising success has brought her quickly under Hollywood’s glaring spotlight. It also gained her the unwelcome attentions of an obsessive fan who wants more than just an autograph. Aiden Darrow is both a well-respected screenwriter and a writer of lesbian romances. As a big fan of actress C.J. Hayes, Aiden is astounded when the woman of her dreams ends up moving into the house next door to her. Their attraction is undeniable, but Cassidy is understandably nervous about getting too close to anyone. Aiden, meanwhile, is trying to separate reality from fiction because Cassidy is nothing like the character she portrays so well. All through her childhood, Aiden dreamed of a hero to come rescue her, but can she be the hero that Cassidy so desperately needs now?

Just You and Me God

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American Heritage

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Historical Viewpoints

Author : John Arthur Garraty
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The revision of this exciting collection of articles from the popular magazine American Heritage features one of the best representations of American historical thinking available. Authoritative, interesting, significant, and a pleasure to read, Historical Viewpoints appeals to historians and students alike. Divided into two volumes, the first Volume covers pre-Columbian times through the Reconstruction, and Volume II from Reconstruction to the present. This bestselling collection delivers balanced and penetrating coverage of American history; it complements any primary sourcebook or may stand on its own.

The Beaver

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Since 1865

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Legacy of Passion

Author : Catherine Kay
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The Greatest Honky tonks in Texas

Author : Bill Porterfield
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A foot-stompin', good-timin' tour through Texas' greatest country dance halls on the arm of Billy Porterfield, one of the state's best storytellers and a dedicated boot scooter since the days of Ernest Tubb. Porterfield two-steps his way from the fast tempo of Houston's Gilley's to starlit nights in the Panhandle with the Dancin' Dentist of Dumas, hitting every high note in between. The book is a narrative but it is also a carefully designed guide for the stranger or native son who likes to honky-tonk.

Civilisations

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China s Millions

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Our Monthly

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Historical Viewpoints Since 1865

Author : John Arthur Garraty
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Trumpet Voluntary

Author : Gladys Bronwyn Stern
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