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Read and Download Cynthia Harrod-Eagles book Goodbye Piccadilly in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGoodbye Piccadilly. This book was released on 2014-06-19 with total page 400 pages. Book excerpt: In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey and Barbara Taylor-Bradford. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter. Below stairs, Cook and Ada, the head housemaid, grow more terrified of German invasion with every newspaper atrocity story. Ethel, under housemaid, can't help herself when it comes to men and now soldiers add to the temptation; yet there's more to this flighty girl than meets the eye. The once-tranquil village of Northcote reels under an influx of khaki volunteers, wounded soldiers and Belgian refugees. The war is becoming more dangerous and everyone must find a way to adapt to this rapidly changing world. Goodbye Piccadilly is the first book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1914, Goodbye Piccadilly is extraordinary in scope and imagination and is a compelling introduction to the Hunter family.

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Read and Download Cynthia Harrod-Eagles book Orchestrated Death in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOrchestrated Death. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: 'An outstanding series' NEW YORK TIMES A Bill Slider Mystery Detective Inspector Bill Slider - middle-class, middle-aged, and middle-of-the-road - is never going to make it to Scotland Yard. He's spent most of his working life at Shepherd's Bush nick, and stopped minding long ago about being passed over for promotion. But then the unidentifiable body of a woman turns up on his patch, and suddenly Slider and his partner Atherton have a chance to prove themselves. As they wrestle with an investigation, in which the only clues are a priceless Stradivarius and a giant tin of olive oil, everyone - most of all Slider himself - is wondering whether this latest crisis will make or break the steely-eyed detective. Praise for the Bill Slider series: 'Slider and his creator are real discoveries' Daily Mail 'Sharp, witty and well-plotted' Times 'Harrod-Eagles and her detective hero form a class act. The style is fast, funny and furious - the plotting crisply devious' Irish Times

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  • Release Date : 2009-03-30
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.2/5 (36 Download)

Read and Download M. Abbenhuis book Restaging War in the Western World in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRestaging War in the Western World. This book was released on 2009-03-30 with total page 231 pages. Book excerpt: This collection seeks to move noncombatant perspectives to center stage, acknowledging their importance, destabilizing the primacy of the combatant, and explaining or undermining the staging of warfare as a singular and acontextual production.

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  • Release Date : 2007
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (76 Download)

Read and Download James Ciment book The Home Front Encyclopedia in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Home Front Encyclopedia. This book was released on 2007 with total page 1478 pages. Book excerpt: An encyclopedia of life on the home front during the two world wars provides biographical profiles, articles on all aspects of life during the era, chronologies of important events, and primary source documents.

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Read and Download Andrew Maunder book British Literature of World War I in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBritish Literature of World War I. This book was released on 2017-09-29 with total page 378 pages. Book excerpt: Given the popular and scholarly interest in the First World War it is surprising how little contemporary literary work is available. This five-volume reset edition aims to redress this balance, making available an extensive collection of newly-edited short stories, novels and plays from 1914–19.

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Read and Download Cynthia Harrod-Eagles book Goodbye Piccadilly in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGoodbye Piccadilly. This book was released on 2015-02-03 with total page 448 pages. Book excerpt: In 1914, Britain faces a new kind of war. For Edward and Beatrice Hunter, their children, servants and neighbours, life will never be the same again. For David, the eldest, war means a chance to do something noble; but enlisting will break his mother's heart. His sister Diana, nineteen and beautiful, longs for marriage. She has her heart set on Charles Wroughton, son of Earl Wroughton, but Charles will never be allowed to marry a banker's daughter. Below stairs, Cook and Ada, the head housemaid, grow more terrified of German invasion with every newspaper atrocity story. Ethel, under housemaid, can't help herself when it comes to men and now soldiers add to the temptation; yet there's more to this flighty girl than meets the eye. The once-tranquil village of Northcote reels under an influx of khaki volunteers, wounded soldiers and Belgian refugees. The war is becoming more dangerous and everyone must find a way to adapt to this rapidly changing world. Goodbye Piccadilly is the first book in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, author of the much-loved Morland Dynasty novels. Set against the real events of 1914, Goodbye Piccadilly is extraordinary in scope and imagination and is a compelling introduction to the Hunter family.

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  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Music
  • Rating : 4.3/5 (51 Download)

Read and Download John Mullen book Popular Song in the First World War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPopular Song in the First World War. This book was released on 2018-09-18 with total page 260 pages. Book excerpt: What did popular song mean to people across the world during the First World War? For the first time, song repertoires and musical industries from countries on both sides in the Great War as well as from neutral countries are analysed in one exciting volume. Experts from around the world, and with very different approaches, bring to life the entertainment of a century ago, to show the role it played in the lives of our ancestors. The reader will meet the penniless lyricist, the theatre chain owner, the cross-dressing singer, fado composer, stage Scotsman or rhyming soldier, whether they come from Serbia, Britain, the USA, Germany, France, Portugal or elsewhere, in this fascinating exploration of showbiz before the generalization of the gramophone. Singing was a vector for patriotic support for the war, and sometimes for anti-war activism, but it was much more than that, and expressed and constructed debates, anxieties, social identities and changes in gender roles. This work, accompanied by many links to online recordings, will allow the reader to glimpse the complex role of popular song in people’s lives in a period of total war.

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  • Release Date : 2007-07-01
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.7/5 (834 Download)

Read and Download Steve Hurst book Public Schools Battalion in the Great War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPublic Schools Battalion in the Great War. This book was released on 2007-07-01 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Founded in August 1914 with the principle that recruiting would be restricted to public school old boys, the volunteers gathered at Hurst Park racecourse in a spirit of youthful enthusiasm. A more somber mood soon set in. Despite many of the original volunteers leaving to take commissions in other regiments the battalion, now officially the 7th Middlesex, remained an elite until its disbandment in 1917.The climax of the Battalions war came on 1 July 1916. Close to the Hawthorn Redoubt Crater are two cemeteries sited on either side of the Auchonvilliers Beaumont Hamel road. They contain row upon row of stones marking the graves of members of the Public Schools Battalion.The author, shocked by this discovery, has spent ten years researching the history of the Battalion and the events of that fateful day as they affected it. The result is a fascinating and moving record of a very uniquely British battalion.

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  • Release Date : 2002
  • Publisher :
  • Genre : Quotations
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Download Ghost Stories: Forgotten Classic Tales PDF
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : Fiction
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Read and Download Leslie S. Klinger book Ghost Stories: Forgotten Classic Tales in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGhost Stories: Forgotten Classic Tales. This book was released on 2019-04-02 with total page 320 pages. Book excerpt: A masterful collection of ghost stories that have been overlooked by contemporary readers—including tales by celebrated authors such as Charles Dickens, Sir Walter Scott, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton—presented with insightful annotations by acclaimed horror anthologists Leslie S. Klinger and Lisa Morton. The ghost story has long been a staple of world literature, but many of the genre's greatest tales have been forgotten, overshadowed in many cases by their authors' bestselling work in other genres. In this spine-tingling anthology, little known stories from literary titans like Charles Dickens and Edith Wharton are collected alongside overlooked works from masters of horror fiction like Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James. Acclaimed anthologists Leslie S. Klinger (The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes) and Lisa Morton (Ghosts: A Haunted History) set these stories in historical context and trace the literary significance of ghosts in fiction over almost two hundred years—from a traditional English ballad first printed in 1724 through the Christmas-themed ghost stories of the Victorian era and up to the science fiction–tinged tales of the early twentieth century. In bringing these masterful tales back from the dead, Ghost Stories will enlighten and frighten both longtime fans and new readers of the genre. Including stories by: Ambrose Bierce, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Olivia Howard Dunbar, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry James, M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Georgia Wood Pangborn, Mrs. J. H. Riddell, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Walter Scott, Frank Stockton, Mark Twain, and Edith Wharton.

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  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (8 Download)

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  • Release Date : 1914
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  • Release Date : 2012-05-15
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Genre : History
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Read and Download Judith Walkowitz book Nights Out in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNights Out. This book was released on 2012-05-15 with total page 429 pages. Book excerpt: London's Soho district underwent a spectacular transformation between the late Victorian era and the end of the Second World War: its old buildings and dark streets infamous for sex, crime, political disloyalty, and ethnic diversity became a center of culinary and cultural tourism servicing patrons of nearby shops and theaters. Indulgences for the privileged and the upwardly mobile edged a dangerous, transgressive space imagined to be "outside" the nation. Treating Soho as exceptional, but also representative of London's urban transformation, Judith Walkowitz shows how the area's foreignness and porousness were key to the explosion of culture and development of modernity in the first half of the twentieth century. She draws on a vast and unusual range of sources to stitch together a rich patchwork quilt of vivid stories and unforgettable characters, revealing how Soho became a showcase for a new cosmopolitan identity.

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