The May Queen Murders

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The May Queen Murders

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054464056X

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: Stay on the roads. Don’t enter the woods. Never go out at night. Those are the rules in Rowan’s Glen, a remote farming community in the Missouri Ozarks where Ivy Templeton’s family has lived for centuries. It’s an old-fashioned way of life, full of superstition and traditions, and sixteen-year-old Ivy loves it. The other kids at school may think the Glen kids are weird, but Ivy doesn’t care—she has her cousin Heather as her best friend. The two girls share everything with each other—or so Ivy thinks. When Heather goes missing after a May Day celebration, Ivy discovers that both her best friend and her beloved hometown are as full of secrets as the woods that surround them.


The May Queen

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The May Queen

Author: Andrea N. Richesin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440684928

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Book Summary: If recent bestsellers such as The Bitch in the House and Midlife Crisis at Thirty serve as any indication of how women are experiencing their thirties, who can blame women embarking upon this decade in their life for panicking? Yet, as the contributors to this thoughtful and inspiring book attest, it doesn't have to be so scary. In The May Queen, a wide array of women-including bestselling author Jennifer Weiner and star of the hit independent film Kissing Jessica Stein Heather Juergensen-describe the conflicting emotions they've felt in response to the "anything is possible" message women of their generation receive. And yet, all of the women featured in this book have found their thirties to be a time of great opportunity-a period in their lives in which they're taking the time to consider what they have lost, what they have gained, and what they still need to learn. This book gives a powerful voice to a new generation of women beginning to make its mark on the world.


The May Queen

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The May Queen

Author: Deborah Ballou

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452069739

Genre: Fiction

Page: 252

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Book Summary: "The spirit of the age" is filling the English-speaking world and Londoner Amelia Holton wants nothing more than to fill her little red notebook with her poems and musings on the exciting world around her. Modern poets like John Keats, William Wordsworth and the notorious Lord Byron have already led the way to a new form of literary expression, and she longs to follow them. But young ladies in 1831 must marry, and so she follows another man from busy London to the remote Kent countryside where she will find herself crowned by ancient tradition the May Queen.


The May Queen

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The May Queen

Author: Stephen Sharkey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408141930

Genre: Drama

Page: 112

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Book Summary: "It's not just what he's done that makes me want to kill him. It's everything about him that makes me want to kill him. Listen to me. And me a May Queen an' all" Frank Donohue is dead. Murdered. And as the culprits bury his death in the chaos of the Blitz, Theresa Donohue prays for revenge. Revenge for her father, her brother and herself. But if vengeance is the Lord's then who will pull the trigger? The May Queen is a dark and brutal thriller set against the backdrop of wartime Merseyside. In his professional homecoming, award-winning Liverpool writer Stephen Sharkey, whose work has been produced in London and Edinburgh, brings us a story of love, family and the price of retribution. The play is a programme text produced with the Liverpool Everyman Theatre where it opens in May 2007.


The French Queen’s Letters

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The French Queen’s Letters

Author: E. Sadlack

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118569

Genre: History

Page: 266

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Book Summary: A fresh biography of Mary Tudor which challenges conventional views of her as a weeping hysteric and love-struck romantic, providing instead the portrait of a queen who drew on two sources of authority to increase the power of her position: epistolary conventions and the rhetoric of chivalry that imbued the French and English courts.


The Letters of Allen Ginsberg

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The Letters of Allen Ginsberg

Author: Allen Ginsberg,Bill Morgan

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786726016

Genre: Poetry

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) was one of twentieth-century literature's most prolific letter-writers. This definitive volume showcases his correspondence with some of the most original and interesting artists of his time, including Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Neal Cassady, Lionel Trilling, Charles Olson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Whalen, Peter Orlovsky, Philip Glass, Arthur Miller, Ken Kesey, and hundreds of others. Through his letter writing, Ginsberg coordinated the efforts of his literary circle and kept everyone informed about what everyone else was doing. He also preached the gospel of the Beat movement by addressing political and social issues in countless letters to publishers, editors, and the news media, devising an entirely new way to educate readers and disseminate information. Drawing from numerous sources, this collection is both a riveting life in letters and an intimate guide to understanding an entire creative generation.


Ruskin's Educational Ideals

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Ruskin's Educational Ideals

Author: Sara Atwood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131706061X

Genre: Education

Page: 202

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Book Summary: Focusing on John Ruskin as a teacher and on his greatest educational work, Fors Clavigera, Sara Atwood examines Ruskin's varied roles in education, the development of his teaching philosophy and style, and his vision for educational reform. Atwood maintains that the letters of Fors Clavigera constitute not only a treatise on education but a dynamic educational experiment, serving to set forth Ruskin's ideas about education while simultaneously educating his readers according to those very ideas. Closely examining Ruskin's life and writings, her argument traces the development of his moral aesthetic and increasing involvement in social reform; his methods and approach as an art instructor; and his dissatisfaction with contemporary educational practice. A chapter on Ruskin's legacy takes account of his influence on late Victorian and Edwardian educators, including J. H. Whitehouse and the Bembridge School; the Ruskin colonies in Tennessee, Florida, and Georgia; and the relevance of Ruskin's ideas to ongoing educational debates about teacher pay, state/national testing, retention, and the theory of the competent child. Historically well-grounded and forcefully argued, Atwood's study is not only a valuable contribution to scholarship on Ruskin and the Victorian period but an enjoinder for us to reconsider how Ruskin's educational philosophy might be of benefit today.


Wildwood Imperium

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Wildwood Imperium

Author: Colin Meloy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062119648

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 592

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Book Summary: From Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society, comes the stunning third book in the New York Times bestselling fantasy-adventure series the Wildwood Chronicles. A young girl's midnight séance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit.... A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends, imprisoned in the belly of an industrial wasteland.... Two old friends draw closer to their goal of bringing together a pair of exiled toy makers in order to reanimate a mechanical boy prince.... As the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance. The Wildwood Chronicles is a mesmerizing and epic tale, at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh at the same time. In this book, Colin Meloy continues to expand and enrich the magical world and cast of characters he created in Wildwood, while Carson Ellis once again brings that world to life with her gorgeous artwork, including six full-color plates.


Victorian Transformations

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Victorian Transformations

Author: Bianca Tredennick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317002075

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Book Summary: Proposing the concept of transformation as a key to understanding the Victorian period, this collection explores the protean ways in which the nineteenth century conceived of, responded to, and created change. The volume focuses on literature, particularly issues related to genre, nationalism, and desire. For example, the essays suggest that changes in the novel's form correspond with shifting notions of human nature in Victor Hugo's Notre-Dame de Paris; technical forms such as the villanelle and chant royal are crucial bridges between Victorian and Modernist poetics; Victorian theater moves from privileging the text to valuing the spectacles that characterized much of Victorian staging; Carlyle's Past and Present is a rallying cry for replacing the static and fractured language of the past with a national language deep in shared meaning; Dante Gabriel Rossetti posits unachieved desire as the means of rescuing the subject from the institutional forces that threaten to close down and subsume him; and the return of Adelaide Anne Procter's fallen nun to the convent in "A Legend of Provence" can be read as signaling a more modern definition of gender and sexuality that allows for the possibility of transgressive desire within society. The collection concludes with an essay that shows neo-Victorian authors like John Fowles and A. S. Byatt contending with the Victorian preoccupations with gender and sexuality.


The Lancashire Witches (Historical Novel)

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The Lancashire Witches (Historical Novel)

Author: William Harrison Ainsworth

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Genre: Fiction

Page: 609

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Book Summary: This novel is based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in 1612 for causing harm by witchcraft. The story begins against the backdrop of the 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace, an uprising by northern Catholics against the English Reformation instituted by King Henry VIII. John Paslew, Abbot of Whalley tries to organize his forces in preparation for joining the main body of the rebel army, but he collides with Nicholas Demdike, known as the husband of a notorious witch. Demdike foretells the death of abbot, but claims that he can help him if he baptizes Demdike's daughter. The abbot declines, cursing the child to be a witch and the mother of witches. Following story is based largely on the official account of the Lancashire witch trials.


Bells, Books and Candles

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Bells, Books and Candles

Author: Robert Worley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469118215

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Book Summary: After his fathers death in World War I, Robert Worley was brought up by his widowed mother in the village of Brigstock, set in Rockingham Forest, Northamptonshire. He attended the village school and left at the age of fourteen in 1932, a time of mass unemployment. With encouragement, and a testimonial from the headmaster, he obtained a position as office boy at a firm of accountants in Northampton. His mother worked at her dressmaking to pay for his lodgings in Northampton and he qualified in 1939. Thereafter he was conscripted by the Army, and served as a Wireless Instructor at Catterick, and later at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.


The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest

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The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest

Author: William Ainsworth

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5041451451

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Lancashire Witches (Illustrated)

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Lancashire Witches (Illustrated)

Author: William Harrison Ainsworth

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 373680315X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 925

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Book Summary: Ainsworth's last masterpiece, The Lancashire Witches proved a best-seller in its day and influenced many contemporary authors. The Lancashire Witches begins in the 16th century, in Lancashire, England. When a Cistercian monk, Borlace Alvetham, is falsely accused of witchcraft and condemned to death by his rival, Brother Paslew, he sells his soul to Satan and escapes. Years later, granted the powers of a warlock, he returns in the guise of Nicholas Demdike to witness Paslew's execution for treason. Dying, Paslew curses Demdike's offspring -- who become the titular "Lancashire Witches." The rest of the book set in the 17th century. Mother Demdike, a powerful witch, and her clan face rival witches, raise innocent young Alizon Devi as their own, and try to corrupt Alizon despite her innocent ways. Ultimately, the book becomes a struggle between Heaven and Hell, with Alizon's fate hanging in the balance.


The Romantics and the May Day Tradition

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The Romantics and the May Day Tradition

Author: Essaka Joshua

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317017013

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 163

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Book Summary: This important contribution to both Romantic and cultural studies situates literature by Wordsworth, Southey, Hunt, Clare, and Blake within the context of folklore and popular customs associated with May Day. Romantic responses to May Day bring into focus a range of issues now regarded as central to the writing of the period - the natural world, city life, the pastoral, regional and national identities, popular culture, cultural degeneration, and cultural difference. Essaka Joshua explores new connections between these issues in the context of a set of heterogeneous cultural practices that are rooted in the traditions and activities of diverse social groups. She shows how Romantic writers have positioned themselves in relation to what has become known as the public sphere, and the way in which they articulate an understanding of the common sphere as a site of plebeian self-expression. Joshua's nuanced account acknowledges the full complexity of class formations and inter-class relationships and permits noncanonical and canonical texts such as the Prelude, Songs of Innocence and Experience, and 'The Village Minstrel' to be reinterpreted in a cultural context that has not been previously explored by literary critics.


Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 1901–1910 in Their Own Words

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Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 1901–1910 in Their Own Words

Author: Max Arthur

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007324286

Genre: History

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Max Arthur, bestselling author of the hugely popular ‘Forgotten Voices’ series, recaptures the day-to-day lives of working people in the Edwardian era.


The Road to Catoctin Mountain

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The Road to Catoctin Mountain

Author: Robert J. Gerard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465324047

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

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Book Summary: Robert Gerards life story involves a fascinating journey full of twists, turns, and unexpected events. With no specific career plan in place, things just happened mostly good things! Along the way, over time, people, events, and places seemed to re-emerge in an intriguing way. Gerard was born in New York City in 1930. He and his mother and father lived on the west side, near Central Park. He didnt know until many years later that his father was an alien who had entered the United States illegally and changed his name. When Robert was just two years old, the FBI came knocking at the apartment off Central Park West. However, they were not looking for illegal aliens. They were looking for the Lindbergh baby! Later, the family moved to West Orange, New Jersey, a small town where it seemed that nearly everyone was employed by Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Gerards story captures the lean years of the 1930s, prior to World War II, some problems at home, and his escapades as a teen-ager during the war years, including two years of tough discipline at a private boarding school in North Jersey. It was during this period that his father was deported to Belgium from Ellis Island. After graduating from high school, Gerard joined the ranks of those who worked at one of the Edison factories in West Orange. Two older workers, combat veterans from WWII, became his mentors. During the early phases of the Korean War, they shared fascinating stories about their wartime experiences. Bored by factory work, and inspired by his two local heroes, Gerard enlisted in the army in 1951. As a result of some very poor training, Gerard and a good friend decided to apply for admission to Officer Candidate School. Ironically, Robert Gerard, the reluctant applicant, was accepted while his buddy was rejected. After his commissioning, his experience in Korea prompted him to remain in the army. While stationed with the 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, he married a high school classmate in 1954. Together, they had eight children. Gerard describes his assignment as a weapons instructor at Fort Benning, Georgia and then, his experience as a student in the Armys flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama. An opportunity to complete his undergraduate education took him and his family to Mississippi Southern College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during the same year that James Meredith became the first black student to be admitted to the University of Mississippi. Gerards subsequent assignment at the armys Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (1963-1964) was a year filled with major events, including President Kennedys assassination, the increasing commitment to military support for South Vietnam, and an address by former President Harry Truman. Next, a wonderful assignment in Verona, Italy, where his family lived in a small Italian village, was cut short due to critical needs for army helicopter pilots in Vietnam. He describes his first tour in Vietnam, including the buildup of U.S. conventional forces and the application of air mobility as a part of tactical operations. Also, he had an opportunity to see his brother whose base camp was just several miles away. After returning to the States, he worked in the Pentagon and described both the serious and hilarious events related to surviving in The Puzzle Palace. In 1970, his second tour in Vietnam placed him much farther north, near the Demilitarized Zone, where enemy forces consist mostly of North Vietnamese regulars. His description of military operations in Vietnam reflects both the early years as well as the beginning of the drawdown of U.S. forces. After an interesting year of study at Monmouth College, Gerard attended the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, just a few miles south of Indiantown Gap where he took his basic training. His experien


My Adventures With Your Money

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My Adventures With Your Money

Author: George Graham Rice

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1627938095

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Book Summary: An Autobigraphical look at the great American Swindler, George Graham Rice.


Queen of the May

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Queen of the May

Author: Lark Westerly

Publisher: eXtasy Books

ISBN: 1487428030

Genre: Fiction

Page: 198

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Book Summary: At seventeen, Lucy Tan was offered the lead in the school musical Queen of the May. She turned it down in favour of working on set design with her beloved teacher, August Herron. Later, she wishes she hadn't. As she grows older, Lucy realises her life calls for a lot of compromises. She works at her dream job, but since that means being off the grid and unavailable for half of every year, sustaining a romance is difficult. Catch and release is her solution, but that’s a compromise, too. What she needs is a man she can put in cold storage…or maybe one with an off switch. She doesn’t find one like that, but she does find Paris, who is sexy, gorgeous and devoted to her pleasure. She can’t exactly take him home to meet her parents, though. For one thing, he lives in fairyland, where he spends most of his time attending to the needs of lonely women. For another, he has a weird aversion to wearing clothes. But Lucy is determined. This is her life, and this time, she’s going to play the leading role.


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 1627885897

Genre: Literary Collections

Page: 1296

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Book Summary: "I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed." - William Shakespeare Arm yourself with this volume from the Knickerbocker Classic series, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, including 16 comedies, 10 histories, 12 tragedies and all the poems and sonnets of the world's most influential writer. This collection includes poems and plays that were not included in Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 to make one complete, authentic collection. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare contains essential reading like Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar and Henry V alongside many lesser-known gems for a complete Shakespearean education.


The May Bride: A Novel

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The May Bride: A Novel

Author: Suzannah Dunn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605987220

Genre: Fiction

Page: 352

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Book Summary: Jane Seymour finds herself in the midst of scandal and intrigue at Wolf Hall, in Suzannah Dunn's masterful novel of the Tudor Era. Jane Seymour is a shy, dutiful fifteen-year-old when her eldest brother, Edward, brings his bride home to Wolf Hall. Katherine Filliol is the perfect match for Edward, as well as being a breath of fresh air for the Seymour family, and Jane is captivated by the older girl. Only two years later, however, the family is torn apart by a dreadful allegation—that Katherine has had an affair with the Seymour patriarch. The repercussions for all the Seymours are incalculable, not least for Katherine herself. When Jane is sent away to serve Katharine of Aragon, she is forced to witness another wife being put aside, with terrible consequences. Changed forever by what happened to Katherine Filliol, Jane comes to understand that, in a world where power is held entirely by men, there is a way in which she can still hold true to herself.