Island Wife

Author: Judy Fairbairns
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444759612
Size: 16,88 MB
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Dream of living on a remote Scottish island? ISLAND WIFE tells one woman's true life story from 19-year-old bride to mother of five, running a family hotel a recording studio and a whale watching business. By turns unflinching, moving and very funny, this is a memoir of a 40 year marriage and a woman's extraordinary life. 'A hugely entertaining story of family travails and triumphs' KIRSTY WARK 'A sensitive, brave and honest look at a life lived in the wake of others' needs' DAILY MAIL Judy, at 19, met her future husband, who whisked her off into an adventure, a marriage of over forty years, and a life on a remote Hebridean island. Along the way she bears five children, learns how to run a rocky hill farm, a hotel, a recording studio and the first whale watching business in the UK - all the while inventively making fraying ends meet. When her children start to leave home, things fall apart and there is sadness and joy in how she puts things back together. Funny and tender, this is a book of endless horizons and a breath of fresh air. It is also the story of a creative woman coming out from under and finding her true self.

Apple Island Wife

Author: Fiona Stocker
Editor: Unbound Publishing
ISBN: 1912618095
Size: 18,29 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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What happens when you leave city life and move to five acres on a hunch, with a husband who’s an aspiring alpaca-whisperer, and a feral cockerel for company? Can you eat the cockerel for dinner? Or has it got rigor mortis? In search of a good life and a slower pace, Fiona Stocker upped-sticks and moved to Tasmania, a land of promise, wilderness, and family homes of uncertain build quality. It was the lifestyle change that many dream of and most are too sensible to attempt. Wife, mother and now reluctant alpaca owner, Fiona jumped in at the deep end. Gradually Tasmania got under her skin as she learned to stack wood, round up the kids with a retired lady sheepdog, and stand on a scorpion without getting stung. This charming tale captures the tussles and euphoria of living on the land in a place of untrammelled beauty, raising your family where you want to and seeing your husband in a whole new light. Not just a memoir but an everywoman’s story, and a paean to a new, slower age.

The Island Wife

Author: Jessica Stirling
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444744941
Size: 15,37 MB
Format: PDF
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Set in 1878, this is the story of Biddy and Innes, two young girls from a large crofting and fishing family on the Isle of Mull, whose world is thrown into confusion by the arrival of a handsome young shepherd. Tragedy follows when they both fall in love with the same man.

Polynesian Missions In Melanesia

Editor: [email protected]
Size: 12,92 MB
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Mad Wives And Island Dreams

Author: J. Philip Gabriel
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824820893
Size: 16,39 MB
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Hailed by the noted critic Karatani Kojin as a more important and lasting writer than Mishima, Shimao Toshio (1917-1986) remains almost unknown in the West. Several of his short stories have appeared in English translation, yet it is only now, with the publication of Philip Gabriel's comprehensive and searching study, that Shimao's work is being introduced to the worldwide audience it deserves. Mad Wives and Island Dreams not only is a thorough assessment of the literary legacy of a highly original and influential writer, but also represents a significant contribution to the consideration of much broader issues relating to the emergence and nature of the postwar Japanese sense of identity. Shimao's fiction covers a wide range of topics: the war and its aftermath, the unconscious, the nuclear family, madness, the position of women, the culture of Japan's southern islands. Shimao's experiences as a survivor of a kamikaze unit underscore much of his literature and resulted in a series of compelling short stories unique in modern fiction. Many of these early, critically acclaimed works, including the classic Everyday Life in a Dream, are based on the narrative logic of the unconscious. Mad Wives and Island Dreams contextualizes these dream stories as a literary expression of wartime trauma and argues that Shimao's powerful narration of guilt and victimization challenges standard readings of Japanese war literature. Shimao's most popular works are the byosaimono (literally stories of a sick wife), which chronicle the real-life crisis of his wife's madness in the mid-1950s. Among these is the writer's best-known work, the 1977 novel Shi no toge (The sting of death), widely recognized as one of the masterpieces of Japanese literature. The novel further explores Shimao's literature of the victimizer and wartime experience while revealing a feminist perspective that explores links between the suppressed aspirations of women and madness. Perhaps, most importantly, just as the novel examines the relationship between the wife, Miho, and her southern island roots, Shi no toge parallels Shimao's growing concern over the culture of marginalized regions and notions of cultural diversity-a concern that would eventually result in the Yaponesia essays. In Mad Wives and Island Dreams, Gabriel succeeds in linking all of the seemingly disparate strands within Shimao's oeuvre--the war stories, the byosaimono, the dream stories, the Yaponesia writings-categories all too often discussed in isolation. He shows convincingly that together they represent a consistent and concerted attempt to depict the existence of the Other, the significant periphery of a less than homogenous whole. This volume will prove fascinating and important reading for those interested in questions of cultural identity and marginalization as well as Japanese literature and culture.

The String Figures Of Nauru Island

Author: Honor C. Maude
Editor: [email protected]
ISBN: 9789820201484
Size: 14,87 MB
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Island Queens And Mission Wives

Author: Jennifer Thigpen
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469614294
Size: 11,65 MB
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Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai i s Pacific World"

Today S Military Wife

Author: Lydia Sloan Cline
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811760804
Size: 17,44 MB
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Revised and updated, this is the essential guide for servicemembers' wives and families. Covers all aspects, from marriage and living on base to moving and deployments Includes sections on benefits, resources, and sound advice for a quality life in the service Tips on how to survive and prosper, including coping with periodic separations, managing a separate career, pursuing further education, handling finances, living overseas, raising a family, and enjoying the social aspects of military life

The Island

Author: Allan Wilcox
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479703192
Size: 14,49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Haole Wife

Author: Margaret Drake
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462074812
Size: 12,15 MB
Format: PDF
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Attempting to flee her shameful past as an unwed mother, Ina Marie leaves her home state of Iowa and lands a teaching job in Hawaii. That s where she meets Dr. Clyde McNeill, and they are married in the summer of 1920. Ina Marie enjoys the small privileges afforded to a plantation doctor s wife, and she appreciates the time she gets to spend with her daughter Leilani. But that bliss changes on a stormy night in 1923. While Clyde is treating a patient, he drowns, leaving Ina Marie and Leilani alone to fend for themselves. Evicted from the plantation home, Ina Marie must make a new life for her and her daughter. Against the backdrop of the times and the sugar plantation culture of Hawaii, Ina Marie navigates through the full wave of events driven by the forces of Prohibition. It s also a time when automobiles are just becoming a more common means of travel and women have achieved their voting rights. A work of historical fiction, Haole Wife, by author Margaret Drake, tells the story of one woman and what it takes to survive in the Prohibition Era of the 1920s on Hawaii Island."