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Shiny Pennies and Grubby Pinafores

Shiny Pennies and Grubby Pinafores Author Winifred Foley
ISBN-10 9780748118014
Release 2010-03-18
Pages 304
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After her years in domestic service, Winifred Foley married and started a family. But, while scraping a living as a charwoman in a rundown north London tenement, she continued to long for her home in the Forest of Dean and the cherished relatives she had left behind. Determined to give their children the rural upbringing she had enjoyed, the young couple moved to an isolated, crumbling cottage not far from the Forest. But even in the 1950s they lacked heating or running water, and money was tight. Food was begged, borrowed or home-grown, and their clothes were hand-me-downs. It was a primitive life of hard work on the land, struggling to make ends meet, and finding strength in the embrace of a loving family.



Servants A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times

Servants  A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times Author Lucy Lethbridge
ISBN-10 9780393241099
Release 2013-11-18
Pages 400
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Paints a vivid picture of the lives of British servants through the letters and diaries of those who served in upper crust households and explores the complicated relationships and social implications between the server and those they served. 20,000 first printing.



Full Hearts And Empty Bellies

Full Hearts And Empty Bellies Author Winifred Foley
ISBN-10 9780748111411
Release 2009-04-02
Pages 256
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Winifred Foley grew up in the 1920s, a bright, determined miner's daughter - in a world of unspoilt beauty and desperate hardship, in which women were widowed at thirty and children died of starvation. Living hand-to-mouth in a tumbledown cottage in the Forest of Dean, Foley - 'our Poll' - had a loving family and the woods and streams of a forest 'better than heaven' as a playground. But a brother and sister were dead in infancy, bread had to be begged from kindly neighbours and she never had a new pair of shoes or a shop-bought doll. And most terrible of all, like her sister before her, at fourteen little Poll had to leave her beloved forest for the city, bound for a life in service among London's grey terraces.



Out of India

Out of India Author Michael Foss
ISBN-10 9781843178279
Release 2012-01-06
Pages 257
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Born in India in 1937, Michael Foss's childhood was spent between the cold, grey austerity of Britain under threat, and the brightly lit and teeming vitality of wartime India. Here, beautifully evoked, is a childhood spent amongst grudging and unloving English relations; a sufferance of cruelly harsh schooling, a bleak, dank landscape; and a sense of permanent cold and a savage hunger even for dreadful food. All of this was suddenly changed for the sub-continent's jumble of conflicting sights and sounds and smells: the vital, stinking, hot, noisy, crowded streets; the calm, quiet grace of moghul architecture; the ancient Hindu kingdoms reduced to stones amid the roots of trees; the monumental Victorian buildings that echoed British power; the attitudes of the Raj; the self-conscious majesty and pomp.



A Child in the Forest

A Child in the Forest Author Winifred Foley
ISBN-10 0946252491
Release 2001-03
Pages 256
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A Child in the Forest has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Child in the Forest also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Child in the Forest book for free.



Silvertown

Silvertown Author Melanie McGrath
ISBN-10 UOM:39015055181237
Release 2002
Pages 235
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Silvertown has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Silvertown also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Silvertown book for free.



Me And Mine

Me And Mine Author Anna May Mangan
ISBN-10 9780748130597
Release 2011-07-07
Pages 288
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As soon as they'd saved up for the three 'S's' - shoes, suitcase and a suit - they left rural Ireland. It might have been the London of the 1950s where 'No Blacks, No Irish No Dogs' was the welcome put out for immigrants, but for the big family that was Anna May Mangan's, it was still better than the poverty they'd hailed from; 'Don't waste today worrying because tomorrow will be even worse' was their motto. But Ireland came with them in the dance halls, holy water and gossip and there was always the warmth of the Irish crowd, in and out of one another's houses 'as if there was no front door'.



The Girl from Hockley

The Girl from Hockley Author Kathleen Dayus
ISBN-10 1844083020
Release 2006-08-21
Pages 448
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The Girl from Hockley is a new, revised edition bringing together in one new volume this remarkable story. Born into the industrial slums of Birmingham in 1903, Kathleen Dayus became a legend in her own time. She vividly recalls her Edwardian childhood and her life as a young munitions worker during the war, marriage and life below the poverty line in the 1920s. Early widowhood and the Depression forced her to relinquish her children to Dr Barnado's homes until, eight long years later, she could afford a home for them again. Her autobiography is a testament to the indomitable spirit, humour and verve that characterised her life. Her extraordinary memory for the sights, sounds and smells of her youth, her marvellous sense of the comic and above all her spirited refusal to do anything but live life to the full, deservedly made her one of the most compelling storytellers of our time.



Up the Palmerston

Up the Palmerston Author Michael Albert Rimmer
ISBN-10 0646500937
Release 2008
Pages 160
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The Cairns hinterland is known for its majestic mountains, rainforests, waterfalls, limestone caves, lava tubes and volcanic lakes. This book shows that the history of the area is as colourful and varied as its landscape.



The Great Depression in America

The Great Depression in America Author William H. Young
ISBN-10 0313335222
Release 2007
Pages 668
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Everything from Amos n' Andy to Zeppelins is included in this two-volume encyclopedia of popular culture during the Great Depression era. 200 entries explore the entertainments, amusements, and people of the United States during the difficult years of the 1930s.



Film Music A History

Film Music  A History Author James Wierzbicki
ISBN-10 9781135851422
Release 2009-01-21
Pages 328
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Film Music: A History explains the development of film music by considering large-scale aesthetic trends and structural developments alongside socioeconomic, technological, cultural, and philosophical circumstances. The book’s four large parts are given over to Music and the "Silent" Film (1894--1927), Music and the Early Sound Film (1895--1933), Music in the "Classical-Style" Hollywood Film (1933--1960), and Film Music in the Post-Classic Period (1958--2008). Whereas most treatments of the subject are simply chronicles of "great film scores" and their composers, this book offers a genuine history of film music in terms of societal changes and technological and economic developments within the film industry. Instead of celebrating film-music masterpieces, it deals—logically and thoroughly—with the complex ‘machine’ whose smooth running allowed those occasional masterpieces to happen and whose periodic adjustments prompted the large-scale twists and turns in film music’s path.



No Pipe Dreams for Father

No Pipe Dreams for Father Author Winifred Foley
ISBN-10 0946252408
Release 2002-12
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Cthulhu by Gaslight

Cthulhu by Gaslight Author William A. Barton
ISBN-10 156882355X
Release 2012-03
Pages 192
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[CALL OF CTHULHU ROLEPLAYING] In the 1890s, Cthulhu and his minions share the globe with the mighty British Empire. But they owe allegiance to an empire of their own -- a dark and cruel design on ownership of the world, and on the dreams of humanity. Even among the green fields of rural England, only thoughtful and energetic intervention keeps the shadows at bay.CTHULHU BY GASLIGHT offers a thoroughly developed Victorian England setting for use with Call of Cthulhu. Character creation has been enhanced with new wrinkles. There are articles on the Victorian world, crime, politics, personalities, and so forth. There are extensive sections on the Cthulhu Mythos in Britain -- creatures, cults, and books - and a precis of Ramsey Campbell's Severn River Valley. Also included are tips on running various types of Gaslight-era campaigns, a gazetteer of intriguing British myths and legends, a selection of friends and foes from Victorian fiction, and a lengthy bibliography/filmography of suggested reading and viewing. Rounding out this edition are a pair of Victorian-era scenarios -- one an urban adventure set in London, the other set in rural Dartmoor. Includes a two-color, fold-out map of the City of London.



The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions

The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions Author Andrew Delahunty
ISBN-10 0198609191
Release 2005
Pages 472
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Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our knowledge of literature and mythology to give a shorthand for describing people, places, and events. This text explains the meanings of the allusions in use in modern English. Originally published: 2001.



The Fortress

The Fortress Author Hugh Walpole
ISBN-10 0711228914
Release 2011-11-22
Pages 814
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It had been the wish of her whole life to flee from all the Herries, but Walter Herries had challenged her, and she had taken up the challenge'. Judith Paris, now middle aged returns to the Lakes to deal with the bitter feud between the two branches of the family. A feud culminating in the construction by one branch of a huge house known as The Fortress, which will dominate the land of the others. But within this conflict the children of the two families have important roles to play.



Flip Dictionary

Flip Dictionary Author Barbara Kipfer
ISBN-10 1582971404
Release 2002-02-01
Pages 693
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Kipfer has created this reference that offers cues and clue words to lead writers to the exact phrase or specific term they need. It features charts and tables, listing groups by subject, such as automobiles or clothing types. It is aimed at writers and word-lovers alike.



Sports and Riches

Sports and Riches Author Kurt Weichert
ISBN-10 0989213803
Release 2013-04
Pages 352
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Back in the Game This sequel to SportsFan Chronicles proves that the more things change the more they stay the same. Best friends Kurt and Brian hit it big when they won the largest lottery jackpot in the country-half of it, anyway. They decided to combine their winnings with the other winner: Frank, their hated former boss. They reluctantly joined forces with their enemy in order to fulfill their lifelong dream of owning an NFL team. The good news is they're now filthy rich. The bad news is they're still hundreds of millions of dollars short of the amount needed to purchase a team. Making huge business deals is their only option, and these guys are willing to invest in almost anything as long as it makes them more money, including reality shows, technology startups, and hilarious inventions. Their large windfall magnifies everything in their lives, especially the fun...at least when Victor isn't getting them beat up by jealous football players or when Bernie isn't screwing up their exercise video. Chuck's constant pranks and Alice (annoying best friend of Kurt's longtime love, Darci) keep Kurt on his toes. Even the reviled Frank and his underachieving nephew, Meathead, seem to be fitting in nicely. Things suddenly change when someone in their inner circle betrays them and compromises their chances of buying the football team. The depth of the betrayal is stunning, but they take no time to analyze it. Instead they remap their path, try to overcome the obstacles, and move on in their own inimitable style of staunch friendship, ambition, and humor. The unexpected is no stranger to Kurt, but even he finds himself at a loss to explain the surprising turn of events and the shocking, too strange to be believed twist in the end.