Chasing Conrad

Author: Simon J. Hall
Editor: Whittles
ISBN: 9781849951555
Size: 11,88 MB
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Simon Hall's second book is set in the mid-1970s during the closing years of the golden age of British shipping. It captures an age now vanished and is written in a style too rarely encountered.

Conrad Cooper S Last Stand

Author: Leonie Agnew
Editor: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
ISBN: 1743486111
Size: 10,90 MB
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Winner of the Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction 2015 Storylines NotableBook Award 2015 'Conrad Cooper is the most lovable fictional character I have come across since Frankie Parsons in The 10pm Question . . . Agnew is an astounding writer . . . Everybody should read this, no matter what age.' Sarah Forster, We Love Books 'Agnew keeps the balance just right with humour and heart.' North & South 'The story has integrity . . .Agnew's characterisation, relationships and dialogue are spot-on, and very funny'. Judges' report, LIANZA Children and Young Adult Book Awards Dear Tane, I've never prayed to a god, so hope this is okay. If I get it wrong, don't strike me down with a thunderbolt or anything - I'm just a kid. ConradCooper needs a favour. He's just found out about Tane, the god of the forest, and he's decided that Tane is the perfect guy to solve his family problems. After all, the more high-profile gods probably have huge waiting lists, right? In return, Conrad will do anything to repay Tane, no matter how much trouble it causes. But will a Maori god listen to the prayers of aten-year-old Pakeha boy? And, worse still, does Tane even exist? Set in 1978 against the Bastion Point occupation,Conrad Cooper's Last Standis junior fiction full of humour but with a powerful core. Award-winning author Leonie Agnew has created a surprising, brave and completely engaging novel for young readers.


Author: C. Bailey Sims
Editor: Terabyte Press
ISBN: 0983987726
Size: 11,62 MB
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An Ancient Prophecy. A Powerful Relic. An Insatiable Evil. When all three converge, the fate of every living thing will be in peril. All her life Catherine had hoped to see a fairrier cat. No book, no scroll provided to her by her tutors had ever mentioned this legend, much to her frustration, and now-at the worst possible time-she was getting her wish. Only, in her wish the cat wasn't about to kill her. Fleeing an arranged marriage, sixteen-year-old Princess Catherine teams up with the legendary 732-year-old fairrier cat Spelopokos to stop the onslaught of omnivorous trodliks that have awakened, and a rejected suitor might just be the one warrior she desperately needs. A medieval fantasy novel of adventure, romance and horror for readers 12 and up, Candlewax won Connecticut's Tassy Walden Award for New Voices in Children's Literature, Young Adult category.

Legend Of The White Dragon

Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466918144
Size: 13,19 MB
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Sheena never would have believed that she and Tish would be principle players in the destiny of mankind, but when their covers are blown and they're detained and interrogated in Jerusalem, everything changes! Tish's world is shattered in a single night, but later learns that things may not be as they appear, but questions the motives of all humanity. When their captured by the US, life becomes perilous in a Country that's obsessed with brutality in the shadows of corruption, where money can buy anything regardless of how atrocious, if you got it, if don't, then God help you. Sheena thought it was more than Tish's alluring beauty and charm as everyone's obsession with her kept growing, including Sheena's. It was her innocence that Tish brought into the most hostile enviroments that drove everyone crazy. She was like a ray of sunlight in the night, in a world of darkness, and also why the Emperpor wanted to posess Tish so desparately, when all she wanted was to be accepted as a normal girl. Conrad had chased her all over the planet and she was still running from him.

Garry Sobers My Autobiography

Author: Garfield Sobers
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147222700X
Size: 17,56 MB
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Garry Sobers is a cricketing legend, the greatest all-rounder of all time. In this revealing and honest autobiography, Sobers talks about his upbringing and about the tragic accident that inspired him throughout his career. He explains how he helped the West Indies to become the most feared cricketing nation in the world, setting them on a course of success that would run for another 20 years. He also provides authoritative views on the current state of the game and the future of cricket.

Chasing Davy Jones

Author: Charlie Sheldon
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595264824
Size: 13,17 MB
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It is 1977 and the 200-mile Fisheries Conservation Zone law has just passed. In New England everyone sees dollar bills jumping out of the ocean and all the hustlers, sharks, conmen and schemers are loose in the industry. Jim Hunt wants the bigger boat. Basil Banyon wants to reclaim earlier glories before his family lost their fleet to the Canadians in the 1950s. Walt Pesco just wants to make a decent living as a hired skipper and now he's working for Banyon. One October day Hunt's little 44-foot tub trawler 'Peapod' collides with Banyon's 'Billow', skippered by Pesco, and 'Peapod' sinks. Hunt wants his insurance money is a hurry, Banyon is afraid his company will be blamed, and Pesco fears he may lose his license. At the Fish Expo in Boston in late October Hunt and Banyon confront each other and events spiral out of control....

Chasing The Wind

Author: Jr. Capt Conrad N. Brown
Editor: Shipyard Press
ISBN: 9780976990369
Size: 12,58 MB
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Chasing the Wind transports you to the world of yacht captains, delivering boats from A to B and sometimes C, safely and without loss of life. Have no misconceptions, life at sea, aboard a boat, no matter how large or small, is a life changing experience. There is nothing like being the only person awake at the wheel with a billion stars for your roof and an ocean swell to remind you that you and your shipmates sleeping below are but a chip of wood on the limitless ocean. Chasing the Wind recounts some of the life changing experiences that occur when you are far from the land, far from familiar surroundings and far from any outside help. You and you alone are responsible for your welfare. It can change you in profound ways, ways you will not really understand until you are a thousand miles offshore...

Chasing The Sun

Author: Edward Joseph Beverly
Editor: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 0865346038
Size: 10,23 MB
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"Chasing the Sun" is a guide to Western fiction with more than 1,350 entries, including 59 reviews of the author's personal favorites, organized around theme.

Chasing Lost Time

Author: Jean Findlay
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374714010
Size: 14,13 MB
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The thrilling first-ever biography of Proust translator C. K. Scott Moncrieff, penned by his great-great-niece "And suddenly the memory returns. The taste was that of the little crumb of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray (because on those mornings I did not go out before church-time), when I went to say good day to her in her bedroom, my aunt Léonie used to give me . . ." With these words, Marcel Proust's narrator is plunged back into the past. Since 1922, English-language readers have been able to take this leap with him thanks to translator C. K. Scott Moncrieff, who wrestled with Proust's seven-volume masterpiece—published as Remembrance of Things Past—until his death in 1930. While Scott Moncrieff's work has shaped our understanding of one of the finest novels of the twentieth century, he has remained hidden behind the genius of the man whose reputation he helped build. Now, in this biography—the first ever of the celebrated translator—Scott Moncrieff's great-great-niece, Jean Findlay, reveals a fascinating, tangled life. Catholic and homosexual; a partygoer who was lonely deep down; secretly a spy in Mussolini's Italy and publicly a debonair man of letters; a war hero described as "offensively brave," whose letters from the front are remarkably cheerful—Scott Moncrieff was a man of his moment, thriving on paradoxes and extremes. In Chasing Lost Time, Findlay gives us a vibrant, moving portrait of the brilliant Scott Moncrieff, and of the era—changing fast and forever—in which he shone.

Out Of Essex

Author: James Canton
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1908493860
Size: 11,28 MB
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Beyond the brash modern stereotypes of Essex there exists a landscape that has inspired some of England's finest writing. This book tracks the paths of those literary figures who have ventured into the wilder parts of Essex. Some are illustrious names: Shakespeare, Defoe, John Clare, Joseph Conrad, H. G. Wells, Arthur Ransome. Others may be lesser known but here are well remembered: Samuel Purchas, Sabine Baring-Gould, Margery Allingham, J. A. Baker. In ten chapters James Canton crosses five centuries into the furthest reaches of the county in search of writers and what can be seen of their work today. J. A. Baker follows the peregrines along the Chelmer valley to the Blackwater estuary at Maldon. John Clare wanders the hidden pathways of Epping Forest scribbling poetry while Arthur Ransome sails around the islands of the Hamford Waters. William Shakespeare appears in the woody glades beside Castle Hedingham, Joseph Conrad stares across the Essex marshes at Tilbury to the Thames, while Sabine Baring-Gould's Gothic heroine Mehalah lives upon a lone muddy stretch beside Mersea Island, where Margery Allingham sets her first tale of smuggling and murder; Daniel Defoe recounts the horror of the ague on the Dengie Peninsula; H. G. Wells writes a tale of the First World War from his home at Little Easton. Samuel Purchas tells such seafaring tales from his Southend vicarage as to inspire Samuel Taylor Coleridge to write Kubla Khan. Combining detailed literary detective work with personal responses to landscapes and their meanings, James Canton offers a fresh vision of Essex, its cultural history and its living legacy of wilderness and imagination.