The Shoemaker and his Daughter

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Author: Conor O'Clery

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473544785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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'O'Clery takes us into the hidden heart of Soviet Russia... An arresting and evocative story.' Keggie Carew, author of Dadland 'A tour de force ... Love, politics, murder, wars, and the fracturing of ties, personal and ethnic. O'Clery is a gifted writer.' Luke Harding, bestselling author of Collusion The Soviet Union, 1962. Gifted shoemaker Stanislav Suvorov is imprisoned for five years. His crime? Selling his car for a profit. On his release, social shame drives him and his family into voluntary exile in Siberia, 5,000 kilometres from home. In a climate that's unfriendly both geographically and politically, it's their chance to start again. The Shoemaker and His Daughter is an epic story spanning the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union, taking in eighty years of Soviet and Russian history, from Stalin to Putin. Following the footsteps of a remarkable family Conor O'Clery knows well - he is married to the shoemaker's daughter - it's both a compelling insight into life in a secretive world at a siesmic moment in time and a powerful tale of ordinary lives shaped by extraordinary times.

The Shoemaker's Daughter

A Swansea Family Saga

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Author: Iris Gower

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446463702

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8613

When Hari Morgan's father died, he left her nothing but an ailing mother and the tools of his shoemaking business. But what he also passed on to his daughter was a rare and unusual gift - that of designing and making shoes that were stylish and different. One of the first to realise this was Emily Grenfell, spoilt, pettish daughter of Thomas Grenfell, one of the richest men in Swansea. Emily, who resented the beauty and courage of Hari Morgan, nonetheless was delighted with the dancing slippers she made for her debut at the Race Ball, one of the grandest events of the year. It was to be the beginning of a lifetime of friendship, hatred and rivalry between the two girls for, as Hari's business and fame began to grow, so did Emily's fortune began to decline. And between the two girls lay an even deeper tension, for Emily was about to be betrothed to her cousin, Craig Grenfell, a man whom Hari could not help loving and wanting for herself, a man who finally betrayed her. From then on, Hari was determined that nothing and no-one would prevent her rise to a triumphant success.

The Shoemaker’s Daughter: A Novel

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Author: Helen Martin Block

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483419606

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In 1939 Aron is a soldier in the Polish Army. Captured by the Germans his valued skills as a shoemaker protect him until his true identity is revealed. Shipped back for slave labor and certain death, fate reunites him with Gitel, the woman he has long pursued. Midst escalating violence they marry, and soon Gitel has a child. Their decision to hide with the girl jeopardizes the safety of others and the choice they are forced to make turns into tragedy. The Shoemaker’s Daughter is a sensuous groundbreaking story of two poor Jews whose passion and bravado help them elude the Nazi net of terror. But even after being hidden by honorable Poles and the liberation there is still no safety. Now they must chance a dangerous escape to freedom. Gitel carries a precious secret that may derail everything they have fought for ...... and time is not on their side.

The shoemaker's holiday

or The gentle craft ; Nach einem Drucke aus dem Jahre, 1618

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Author: Thomas Dekker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 67

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Order and Disorder under the Ancien Régime

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Author: Jeffrey Merrick

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443807540

Category: History

Page: 405

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This collection of revised and previously unpublished articles explores aspects of the history of monarchy, family, suicide, and sodomy in early modern, especially eighteenth-century France. The durable but flexible traditions of the Ancien Régime not only sanctified but also limited the prerogatives of sovereigns over subjects and husbands/fathers/masters over wives, children, and servants. Private and public weakness and excess in those who ruled the kingdom and the household undermined their masculinity and legitimacy. Merrick analyzes expositions of and contestations about the origins, extent, and use and abuse of gendered royal and domestic authority in a wide variety of sources, including descriptions of beehives, pamphlets published during the Fronde, statues of Louis XV, police reports about disturbed subjects, parlementary remonstrances, Jansenist polemics, essays submitted to the Academy of Berlin, the memoirs of the marquis de Bombelles, and complaints of wives against husbands and marital separation cases in Paris. In principle, kings and husbands/fathers/masters preserved order in the kingdom and the household by controlling themselves as well as their subordinates. In practice, they sometimes provoked disorder and failed in many ways to prevent and punish disorder. Merrick’s articles on suicide and sodomy not only revisit some celebrated incidents (the deaths of the dragoons Bourdeaux and Humain, who shot themselves on 25 December 1773) and notorious characters (the “pederast” marquis de Villette and “tribade” mademoiselle de Raucourt) but also document patterns in the lives and deaths of ordinary men and women. Based, like the articles on marital disputes, on extensive archival research, they investigate changes in jurisprudence and mentalities during the eighteenth century. As a whole, this volume challenges simplistic assumptions about absolutism, Enlightenment, and Revolution. Given the number of subjects addressed and the nature of the issues involved, the engaging articles will interest many readers.

Essays

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Author: Leigh Hunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 79

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The Lilac Fairy Book

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Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048612018X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6849

33 tales from Portugal, Ireland, Wales, and points East and West, among them "The Brown Bear of Norway," "The Enchanted Deer," "The Story of a Very Bad Boy," and "The Brownie of the Lake." 51 illustrations.