A little book that seeks to take a look at the divide between the Toffee Noses, the Landed Gentry and the Blue Collars, the Workers with no land's behind them! Will the two ever meet in the middle? It comes from the very pages of English History and yet it is still real and relevant today?
A fast moving sweeping tale full of intrigue drama and suspense and a story of a young child’s journey to manhood. A young Dutch boy grows up in WW2 during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The tragedy of war and the work of the Resistance. The unexpected tragic loss of his father. Emigration to Australia with his mother and stepfather. At 13, to his despair Jobe finds out he has been abandoned by his mother to work for his keep on a Dairy farm . Farm life turns out to be harsh and cruel at times. He soon realizes his destiny is in his own hands, there is no one he can turn to. Under dramatic circumstances involving a confrontation with a paedophile he escapes the country life and moves back to the city. He finds work at the local abattoirs a tough and uncompromising work place. Jobe is suddenly drawn into murder crime drugs and betrayal. A woman goes missing. A worker at the abattoirs is found with his throat cut. There is a man who likes young girls. Is there a connection? Then there is the attractive Irish woman that works in the abattoirs canteen that takes a shine to Jobe. Who is she really? Who is she watching? Does Jobe have a future or will his family and the people around him drag him down?
Discover all about whisky from this new and updated edition of the classic, definitive guide to malt whiskies, by the late Michael Jackson. You'll learn everything you wanted to know about your favourite tipple. From why you should choose Islay, the Islands, or the Highlands, to which whiskies are light and flowery, or rich and treacly. Find whisky tasting notes on over 1,000 malts arranged from A-Z, including vintages from 1926 onwards. Packed with the latest releases and brand new tasting notes from distilleries in the New World Whisky section. Plus, by describing the characteristics of each whisky, and giving it an overall score, this book helps you to identify whiskies that appeal to you and are worth tracking down. Updated by whisky experts Dominic Roskrow and Gavin D. Smith
In the civil war that has gripped America, there are no more neighbors, only side against side, in an increasingly vicious battle for what is left of the country. From bestselling author Ian Slater. "As impelling a storyteller as you're likely to encounter."—Clive Cussler Under an iron fist, the militia movement has mushroomed. Now legendary leaders have been liberated from a heavily guarded Phoenix hospital—and hostages taken for a furious, bloody ride to the California border. It’s the spark the armies needed and an excuse for the Federals to unleash Patton reincarnate, Gen. Douglas Freeman. In a once peaceful corner, from Sacramento to Seattle, America now burns. A new generation of automated weapons has been brought to the field, the skies split by artillery and the desert nights lit up by infrared. With Americans facing off against Americans, the fight for the USA has reached a turning point. But from the other side of the globe, a new enemy prepares to tip the scales of battle with the ultimate killing tool…
The history of Britain for the last three decades, under both Conservative and Labour governments, has been dominated by one figure - Margaret Thatcher. This is Simon Jenkin's 'argued history' of Britain over nearly 30 years.
Where there’s a rulebook, there’s a rebel... Ruby McBride has always been on the wrong side of authority. The grand opening of the Manchester Ship Canal is set to be a day of unfettered festivity for Ruby and her younger sister and brother. Even Queen Victoria will be in attendance. But the glories of the ceremony fade into insignificance when their dying mother delivers them to the imposing oak doors of Ignatius House. Abandoned in the not-so-tender care of the nuns, the siblings are soon separated. So when the Board of Guardians force Ruby into a marriage that sends her to a new home upon the Salford waterways, she makes only one vow: to reunite her family whatever the cost. This is an enthralling story of romance and rebellion perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin and Dilly Court. Praise for Ruby McBride ‘An inspiring novel about accepting change and bravely facing the future’ Bangor Chronicle ‘Compelling and heart-wrenching’ Hull Daily Mail ‘The kind of character-driven saga that delights the Catherine Cookson and Josephine Cox audience’ Peterborough Evening Telegraph ‘This book deals with gritty, real-life situations and shows how the heroine’s strength of character triumphs through adversity’ 5* Reader review
Autobiographical account of life in the 1930s depression when the author searched for work for almost the entire decade. Describes the appalling conditions which existed during that time as well as personal hardships experienced by the author, including six months in gaol. Written by the now deceased author at the age of 81, the memoirs have an informal, humorous style. Includes an introduction by R A Murray giving a background to the Great Depression, a glossary of slang and recommended further reading. The author's other publications include a local history of Binalong, NSW.
It's Christmastime in the pocket-sized village of Briarcliff Manor. With yuletide spirits flying high, life seems close to perfect in this quaint suburb of Manhattan. But not everyone feels the holiday cheer. While most go about their joyful holiday pursuits, young Charlie Riverton is restless. Compassionate by nature, he's especially mindful of the lonely and forlorn. At the same time, he's the unofficial leader of a close-knit group of sixth-grade buddies. Together they grapple with pre-teen hijinks, newfound freedoms and an emerging, nerve-wracking interest in girls. Meanwhile, there's a curiously gifted newcomer in town. Charlie develops a special friendship with the handsome stranger and together, they set out to craft a God-honoring Christmas gift for the whole community. Along the way, lives are changed and people begin to look at Christmas a little differently. Come spend the holidays in Briarcliff with this feel-good, coming of age story set in small-town America in the early 1970s. Congratulations to Tom for writing a heartwarming Christmas story that evokes the traditional Christmas spirit. A Gift Most Rare focuses on a God-honoring relationship between a young boy, a guardian angel and a whole village that rediscovers how best to celebrate Christmas. -Kevin Sorbo, Actor, Producer, and Director A Gift Most Rare is a gift to every reader. Bringing you back to a time when Christmas was filled with thanks to God, it is a great reminder to care for those around you, giving to those in need and coming together to celebrate God's gift of Jesus. -Rev Anthony Karlik, Sr. Pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Briarcliff Manor, NY, and Eastern Region President of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren This novel is sweet and affectionate, with a strong spiritual uplift. A lovely debut. -Jamie Malanowski, author of The Coup and Commander Will Cushing, Daredevil Hero of the Civil War Every once in a while comes a magical story, an exquisite jewel of a book, a piece of fiction that more than makes up for all the ordinary books. Leihbacher is an amazing storyteller. He economically imbues his plot and characters with life's truths. -Karen Smith, Historian, Briarcliff Manor A Gift Most Rare is a thoroughly feel-good holiday tale, reminiscent of the things we love about It's a Wonderful Life, but for our times. -Martha Higgins Ferguson, Chappaqua, NY
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Kate Hopkins knew there had to be more to whiskey than using it as a mixer. She had an unquenchable thirst to learn more about "the drink" and set out on an ambitious itinerary researching its history. Combining comprehensive research with informal narrative, Hopkins entertains and educates the readers on whiskey's place in the history of the world. She visited historians and pub owners, went to distilleries owned by corporations who sell thousands of gallons per day, and artisans who sell thousands of gallons per year, and interviewed the aficionados and the common drinkers, because one of the best aspects of whiskey is not just its taste, but the stories about the drink that are told around the bar. As an added bonus, she discusses the fine art of distilling, the proper ways to drink whiskey, and provides tasting notes on different brands, all in the hope of discovering the best shot of the liquor.