A UK school teacher in the 60s is smitten by a Moroccan youth, and the story becomes a Tangier thriller. Despite public sex performances, can a kid make a getaway to the fish n' chips griddle of smelly ol England? God is Love.
Eh? Poor thing. Why do the wrong people travel? Sal Mineo wanted to do a film version. Unk Willie praised the local color, but stormed: don't publish this dirty book. Watch out, Unkie...you rich old fuck.
Most dolls lead a comfortable but unadventurous life.
This was true of Miss Hickory until the fateful day that her owner, Ann, moves from her New Hampshire home to attend school in Boston—leaving Miss Hickory behind. For a small doll whose body is an apple-wood twig and whose head is a hickory nut, the prospect of spending a New Hampshire winter alone is frightening indeed. In this classic modern day fairy tale, what’s a doll to do?
‘A story of adventure, power and influence at the heart of one of the most dangerous times in the history of England.’ Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, is the wealthiest noble in England. He becomes a warrior knight, bravely protecting the north against invasion by the Scots. A key figure in what have become known as ‘the Wars of the Roses,’ he fought in most of the important battles. As Captain of Calais, he turns privateer, daring to take on the might of the Spanish fleet and becoming Admiral of England. The friend of kings, he is the sworn enemy of Queen Margaret of Anjou. Then, in an amazing change of heart, why does he risk everything to fight for her cause? Writers from William Shakespeare to best-selling modern authors have tried to show what sort of man Richard Neville must have been, with quite different results. Sometimes Warwick is portrayed as the skilled political manipulator behind the throne, shaping events for his own advantage. Others describe him as the ‘last of the barons’, ruling his fiefdom like an uncrowned king. Whatever the truth, his story is one of adventure, power and influence at the heart of one of the most dangerous times in the history of England.
Very solid storytelling, especially for a short story.
This was a very good read and it told the short story very well. It is not my normal subject matter when I read a book but I heard good things about it through the other reviews so I wanted to give it a try. I agree that younger readers (teen / young adult) would likely enjoy this best as it plays more into their age group but it was enjoyable none the less.
It is AD 641. Britain is a land of warring tribes, of small kingdoms that firecely guard their sovereignty. A brave and mighty line of warriors had dwindled to one last princess, heiress to the crown: Riemmelth, Queen of the Lightning.
Before he dies, the old king knows he must safeguard Cumbria.
And the only way to do that is to marry Riemmelth, his granddaughter, to one of the hated English.
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Raised by a gambling-addicted father, dog trainer Lulah Wallis yearns for some security in her life. And everything's looking good with a job promotion at Dog Haven Sanctuary in her sights, plus the opportunity to buy the modest cabin she calls home.
Adding a hot, reliable boyfriend to the mix would see her totally fulfilled. Combat PTSD from two tours in Afghanistan has left Vince Marr with a failed marriage and blocked access to his precious daughter. Crippled by flashbacks of the war that came home with him, he's keeping his head down to prevent anyone stateside becoming a victim of his inner battle. Finding a kindred spirit in Calliope, a rescued pit bull, he lets Lulah talk him into training her, together, as his service dog. As Lulah and Vince work together, their connection unintentionally deepens.
Vince isn't the rock Lulah hoped for, but she sees enough hope to persuade him to seek help for his condition. For Vince, having someone see the better man he could be is just what he needs to make the effort. Growing friendship ignites a passion neither can resist, but the doubts cast by their deep scars grow along with it—and old wounds are slow to heal. For both of them love is unsafe, and trust is a terrible risk. This time, it might be worth it.