Laiden s Daughter
Scotland, 1344She believes men are not honorable nor are they kind-until she meets one that changes her heart forever.Betrayed by lies told before her birth, Aishlinn is raised by a harsh and cruel stepfather. Her life is forever changed one horrifying night when she is forced to flee England for the safety of the Scottish Highlands. Rescued by a fierce band of highland warriors, Aishlinn soon learns that honorable men do exist. She finds a strength she never knew she possessed and it will be tested to the limits when she is forced to make a heart-wrenching decision...allow the English to kill those she loves, or surrender for the crime she committed. She is everything he never knew he wanted in a woman....As a fierce highland warrior, Duncan McEwan has survived numerous battles, bed countless women, and survived a horrific storm at sea. He has scaled mountains and even survived hand-to-claw battle with a cat-o'mountain. But none of that could have prepared him for how his life forever changed one fateful spring day when he rescued a lass from a freezing stream. He will do anything to keep her as his own and will risk everything to keep her out of the hands of the English.
Findley s Lass
She had won his heart without trying… and he can only hope for a chance to win hers. When Findley McKenna returns after his battle with the English to offer Maggy Boyle a home amongst his clan, he finds only death and destruction instead of the young widow who has stolen his heart. With only his faith, his Highlander heart, and a bit of bloodied plaid to cling to, Findley vows he will find Maggy and her sons, no matter what hell he must endure. How can she place her trust or her heart in the hands of a man she barely knows and maintain her freedom while keeping her secrets hidden? Maggy has many secrets. Secrets that if uncovered, would tear her family apart. Fearful she’ll be forced into another loveless marriage, Maggy is able to keep her identity hidden and her family together for three long years. But after her home is destroyed and her young son kidnapped, those secrets begin to unravel, one agonizing thread at a time. How can she place her future, and that of her sons’ in the hands of Findley McKenna, a man she barely knows? And what would he think of her should he learn the truth?
The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition
Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever.
Thinking of starting a business? Chances are you will be excited by your ideas, but daunted by what might lie ahead. Most start-up guides make that feeling worse, by overloading you with complex, yet missing out the essentials that you really need to focus on to succeed. From Acorns is a different kind of book. Free from jargon and full of practical tips from countless entrepreneurs, it’s the only guide that tells you exactly what you need to know – no frills, no complications. In its second edition, this bestselling book now includes information not only for small start-ups, but for those with ambitious growth plans who need to plan big financial pitches, initiate and nurture large scale expansions, and, eventually, sell and move on to the next venture. From Acorns is the no nonsense guide to starting a business – whether your plans or modest or on a grand scale, this book helps you get it right first time around.
Centres of Learning
"Centres of Learning" deals with the relation between learning and the locations in which that learning is carried out. It is the editors' belief that the character (and, in part, the content) of a particular aspect of learning is determined - or at least influenced - by the circumstances in which the learning process takes place. The contributions in this book deal with various aspects of learning, in a broad historical and geographical perspective, which ranges from Ancient Babylon, via classical Greece and Rome, and the Middle East (both Christian and Islamic), through to the Latin and vernacular cultures of the Christian West in the Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance.
Napoleon Hill s The Road to Success
Are you lacking in a sense of direction? Unable to chart a course for success in your life? Uneasy as to whether or not you are following the correct route to your destination? Study this guidebook for your life's journey. This book provides only time-tested advice for you to follow. In fact, Napoleon Hill created the first GPS system decades ago in the form of billboards that positioned his students on the Road to Success. What was true then is true now and you will benefit immediately by applying his success coordinates in your life. When you have the "how to" it becomes easy to follow the signposts that deliver you to your destination right on time. Are you ready to begin? The Master Teacher Napoleon Hill awaits you. Open this book for your success itinerary and travel the footsteps he has placed on the pathway. You will not lose your way!
Historical Dictionary of Film Noir
Film noir_literally 'black cinema'_is the label customarily given to a group of black and white American films, mostly crime thrillers, made between 1940 and 1959. Today there is considerable dispute about what are the shared features that classify a noir film, and therefore which films should be included in this category. These problems are partly caused because film noir is a retrospective label that was not used in the 1940s or 1950s by the film industry as a production category and therefore its existence and features cannot be established through reference to trade documents. The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on every aspect of film noir and neo-noir, including key films, personnel (actors, cinematographers, composers, directors, producers, set designers, and writers), themes, issues, influences, visual style, cycles of films (e.g. amnesiac noirs), the representation of the city and gender, other forms (comics/graphic novels, television, and videogames), and noir's presence in world cinema. It is an essential reference work for all those interested in this important cultural phenomenon.
Wee William s Woman
The giant Highlander is a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn for years that there isn't a woman in all of Scotland worth shaving his beard for, and for good reason. Then he met her, a brown-haired beauty with gray-blue eyes brimming with tears--a woman in need.
The White Witch Of Rosehall
A very striking and curious story, founded on fact, of the West Indies of the early nineteenth century. Robert Rutherford is sent to the Islands to learn the planter’s business from the bottom. He becomes an overseer at Rosehall, the property of a young widow, Mrs Palmer, whose three husbands have all died in curious circumstances. She takes a violent fancy to Rutherford, who is also embarrassed by the attentions of his half-caste housekeeper, Millicent. His housekeeper is urging him, with some success, to fall in with West Indian habits, when Mrs Palmer arrives. Millicent defies her and threatens her with the powers of Takoo, an Obeah man. Mrs Palmer, herself skilled in Obeah magic, puts a spell on the girl, which Takoo’s rites, shattered by the white woman’s stronger magic, are powerless to remove. “de Lisser utilizes the conventions of a romantic entanglement to investigate and debate the wider socio-political issues within the novel that relate to colonialism, Jamaican identity and culture... The White Witch of Rosehall is a delightful read, written by an author who sought not only to entertain, but also to educate.”—Donna-Marie Tuck, Society for Caribbean Studies Newsletter
Correspondence 1932 1960
As a philosophy teacher, mentor, and friend, Jean Grenier (1898?1971) had an enormous influence on the young Albert Camus (1913?1960), who, in fact, acknowledged that Grenier?s Les Iles had touched the very core of his sensibility and provided him with both a ?terrain for reflection, and a format? that he would later use for his own essays. Their correspondence, beginning when the seventeen-year-old Camus was Grenier?s student at the Grand Lycäe of Algiers, documents the younger man?s struggle to become a writer and find his own voice, a period in which he turned frequently to his mentor for advice, comfort, and direction. The letters cover a period of almost thirty years, from 1932 to Camus?s untimely death in 1960. Because Camus destroyed the earlier correspondence he received, the first twenty-six letters in the volume are his only; the full begins in 1940. ø These enlightening letters offer invaluable glimpses into the development of Camus?s aesthetic ideas, literary production, and political stance. In contrast to the correspondence of Grenier, who throughout remains somewhat reticent about his life and doubtful about himself and his works, Camus?s letters are a window into his most profound thoughts and sensitivities, delving deeply into his psyche and, at times, revealing a side of the writer unfamiliar to us. Undoubtedly they allow us a better understanding of Albert Camus, the man and the artist.