The Wicked Boy

Author: Kate Summerscale
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 140885113X
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Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2017 The gripping, fascinating account of a shocking murder case that sent late Victorian Britain into a frenzy, by the number one bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher 'Her research is needle-sharp and her period detail richly atmospheric, but what is most heartening about this truly remarkable book is the story of real-life redemption that it brings to light' John Carey, Sunday Times Early in the morning of Monday 8 July 1895, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his twelve-year-old brother Nattie set out from their small, yellow brick terraced house in east London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, leaving the boys and their mother at home for the summer. Over the next ten days Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning family valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside. During this time nobody saw or heard from their mother, though the boys told neighbours she was visiting relatives. As the sun beat down on the Coombes house, an awful smell began to emanate from the building. When the police were finally called to investigate, what they found in one of the bedrooms sent the press into a frenzy of horror and alarm, and Robert and Nattie were swept up in a criminal trial that echoed the outrageous plots of the 'penny dreadful' novels that Robert loved to read. In The Wicked Boy, Kate Summerscale has uncovered a fascinating true story of murder and morality – it is not just a meticulous examination of a shocking Victorian case, but also a compelling account of its aftermath, and of man's capacity to overcome the past.

Blindman S Buff Or The Wicked Boy Reformed

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The Ranger Of The Tomb

Author: Wilhelmina Johnson
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The Scottish Congressional Magazine

Author: Andrew Elliot
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The Churchman S Monthly Penny Magazine And Guide To Christian Truth

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Pierpont S Second Reader

Author: John Pierpont
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In The House Of The Wicked

Author: Thomas E. Sniegoski
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101617241
Size: 19,45 MB
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Once he was known as the angel Remiel, but generations ago Boston PI Remy Chandler chose to renounce Heaven and live on Earth, where he found a secure place among us ordinary humans…. Though he may appear human, Remy has always been able to rely on Remiel—the embodiment of his angelic nature—whenever the situation calls for it. But now his human and angelic natures are sharing the same space, and Remy can feel himself becoming more and more volatile, no matter how hard he tries to control it. Then Ashley Berg, a young woman who is like a daughter to him, vanishes without a trace. Dropping everything, Remy plunges into a frantic search for her, hoping all the while that her disappearance has nothing to do with him—or what he is. But his hope is short-lived. A once-formidable sorcerer has taken her. The man wants vengeance against those he believes have wronged him—and Remy will be the instrument of his wrath…or Ashley will most certainly die.

The Parent S Assistant Or Stories For Children

Author: Maria Edgeworth
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Shadow People Quickening Of The Wicked

Author: Stacy Stephens
Editor: Ravendale Literary Press
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The hate-seekers want Earth all for themselves and humans are willing to kill each other to make sure they get it. With terror and splendor comes the first novel in the haunting Shadow People Trilogy. Fans of hardcore horror, paranormal romance, arcane mysticism, or zombie blasting survivalism will not be disappointed with this timeless tale of light vs. darkness. A dark and potent apparition born of human fear spawns more of its kind from the souls of those it massacres. Its newborn shadow specters impulsively possess humans, mutating them into savage, murdering zombies. The story alternates between three individuals in cities far removed and in lives most dissimilar. As each of them comes face to face with the world's ever-increasing shadow and zombie population, they seek physically and spiritually to find each other. For collectively, if they can find the strength and the will to survive, they share one destiny. Grace, 19, her captivating and exquisite beauty is held in sharp contrast to her disfigurement. She clings to the hope of the reality of a mystical man who once came to her during her time of fire and dreams and promised to return for her. However, her time in this world may not be long endured. Lily, a sightless, precognitive 5 year old, finds herself alone, lost, and hunted by unspeakable terror in a cold and forbidding forest. Her only hope of surviving even a few more hours is Grace who is two hundred miles away and has yet to realize the little girl is real. Aeden, 397, with an air of majesty and the countenance of a rock star is eternally youthful, and moves at the speed of thought. He alone carries the ability to destroy the shadows at will and his method is so simplistic it is startling. With power beyond imagining, Aeden, in our real world, is possible. WARNING: This book contains strong horror violence and gore, some strong language, and some intense situations involving children and dogs.

The Wicked Walk

Author: W. E. Mkufya
Editor: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9987082033
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Nancy slaps palms with her friends and laughs a lot. She wears bell-bottom pants which swing when she walks through Uhuru Gardens. Nancy will finish secondary school this year, but she doesn't really know what will happen to her after that. Deo reads seriously, but he also spends many evenings in bars. He works in a factory laboratory, where his Form VI education elevates him above the other workers. He knows that there are some "big men" who live off the sweat of the others at the factory; it isn't right, but what does a lone youth do about it? Deo also wants to marry Nancy. Magege, the manager of 'Mountain Goat Rubber Factory', has the means to fulfill all his personal wants-including his taste for young girls. Nancy's mother, Maria, has no private means except selling her own body and her dream of a better life for her daughter. The Wicked Walk swirls around the lives of these four, set on a backdrop of workers' struggles and the rhythm of Dar es Salaam as city dwellers, and especially youths, know it. In this searingly honest, and at times poignant, novel the author raises important questions about the position of women in society, the causes of prostitution, corrupt and inefficient managers, and the groupings of youth who struggle towards ideological clarity as they attempt to understand their society.