The House Without a Summer

The Frankensteinian tale of an English country house in 1816, as an irresponsible younger son is made the heir after his brother's death, and left to cope as his father turns violent, his brother's body disappears, and pale monsters horrify ...

The House Without a Summer

Author: Deanna Knippling

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781952198007

Page: 290

View: 964

The year is 1816, in Northamptonshire. A red, spiderwebbed haze covers the sun. Temperatures drop, fields flood and freeze, grain rots on the stem. The people are starving, and even the wealthy and titled are affected by shortages. Sickness spreads as a red fungus overtakes fields, seals over windows, and infiltrates cellars.On the way back from the Napoleonic Wars in France, Marcus, the younger son of the Earl of Penderbrook, returns to find his brother dead, the estate covered in fungus, and his father sinking into madness.The last thing Marcus wants to do is be responsible for Penderbook; he wants only to spend the rest of his life playing cards, drinking, and seducing other men's wives. But even the responsible life of an heir escapes from his grasp, as his brother's body disappears, his father turns violent, and pale monsters horrify the countryside.As Marcus pieces together the truth, he discovers a past more tainted with evil than he could have suspected.From the family wine cellar to the folly behind the house-from the pond where he played as a child to the new cotton mill built along the stream-None of what happens at Penderbrook is innocent.And the monstrosities that have been committed may still be carried in Marcus's blood?

Without A Summer

'We only took the house at the new year, and there is much to be done yet.' The
gallery wasa small, enclosed spacewithagood viewof the ballroom. Folding
chairs leaned against the walls, halfdisappearing into tangles of glamour. Like
therest ...

Without A Summer

Author: Mary Robinette Kowal

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472110390

Page: 320

View: 668

Summer, 1816. Glamourists Jane and David Vincent return home to an unseasonably cold Long Parkmeade. Cooped up inside with Jane's fretful sister and father, they soon become restless, so when they receive a commission from a prominent family in London, they decide to go - taking Melody with them. Perhaps the change of scenery will brighten their moods (and Melody's marriage prospects). The capital is fizzing with talk of crop failures and unemployment riots in the north. Finding it difficult to avoid getting embroiled in the intrigue, it's not long before Jane and David realise they must use their magic to solve a crisis of international proportions . . . and get Melody to the church on time.

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

... got home from our big night out. Lily and Helen headed upstairs to their
bedrooms, and the four boys ran for the basement stairs. Songs of a Summer
Night Spring 2008, Atlanta: Daniel, fourteen; 311 No Biking in the House Without
a Helmet.

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

Author: Melissa Fay Greene

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9781429996105

Page: 368

View: 934

Dispatches from the new front lines of parenthood When the two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husband planned to adopt a four-year-old boy from Bulgaria to add to their four children at home, the news threatened to place her, she writes, "among the greats: the Kennedys, the McCaughey septuplets, the von Trapp family singers, and perhaps even Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev, who, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, gave birth to sixty-nine children in eighteenth-century Russia." Greene is best known for her books on the civil rights movement and the African HIV/AIDS pandemic. She's been praised for her "historian's urge for accuracy," her "sociologist's sense of social nuance," and her "writerly passion for the beauty of language." But Melissa and her husband have also pursued a more private vocation: parenthood. "We so loved raising our four children by birth, we didn't want to stop. When the clock started to run down on the home team, we brought in ringers." When the number of children hit nine, Greene took a break from reporting. She trained her journalist's eye upon events at home. Fisseha was riding a bike down the basement stairs; out on the porch, a squirrel was sitting on Jesse's head; vulgar posters had erupted on bedroom walls; the insult niftam (the Amharic word for "snot") had led to fistfights; and four non-native-English-speaking teenage boys were researching, on Mom's computer, the subject of "saxing." "At first I thought one of our trombone players was considering a change of instrument," writes Greene. "Then I remembered: they can't spell." Using the tools of her trade, she uncovered the true subject of the "saxing" investigation, inspiring the chapter "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, but Couldn't Spell." A celebration of parenthood; an ingathering of children, through birth and out of loss and bereavement; a relishing of moments hilarious and enlightening—No Biking in the House Without a Helmet is a loving portrait of a unique twenty first-century family as it wobbles between disaster and joy.

The House Without a Key

“Oh, he's all right,” replied John Quincy without enthusiasm. “You know, I can't ...
On the stone walls surrounding the campus of Oahu College, the strange flower
that blooms only on a summer night was heaped in snowy splendor. John Quincy
 ...

The House Without a Key

Author: Earl Derr Biggers

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 147337152X

Page: 389

View: 976

This early work by Earl Derr Biggers was originally published in 1925 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. "The House Without a Key " is the first of the Charlie Chan mysteries written by Biggers. The novel, which takes place in 1920s Hawaii, spends time acquainting the reader with the look and feel of the islands of that era from the standpoint of both white and non-white inhabitants, and describes social class structures and customs which have largely vanished in the 21st century.Earl Derr Biggers was born on 26th August 1884 in Warren, Ohio, USA. Biggers received his further education at Harvard University, where he developed a reputation as a literary rebel, preferring the popular modern authors, such as Rudyard Kipling and Richard Harding Davis to the established figures of classical literature. Following in their footsteps upon graduating, he himself began a career as a popular writer, penning humorous articles and reviews for the Boston Traveler. While on holiday in Hawaii, Biggers heard tales of a real-life Chinese detective operating in Honolulu, named Chang Apana. This inspired him to create his most enduring legacy in the character of super-sleuth Charlie Chan. The first Chan story “The House Without a Key” (1925) was published as a serialised story in the Saturday Evening Post and then released as a novel in the same year. Biggers went on to write five more Chan novels and all were licensed for movie adaptations by Fox Films. These films were hugely popular with several different actors taking the lead role of Chan. They were even a success in China where the appeal of a character from the country being the hero instead of the villain appealed to film-goers. Eventually, over 40 films were produced featuring the character. Biggers only saw the early on-screen successes of Charlie Chan due to his death at the age of only 48 from a heart attack in April 1933.

The Charlie Chan Collection Volume I The House Without a Key The Chinese Parrot Behind That Curtain

“Oh, he's all right,” replied John Quincy without enthusiasm. “You know, I can't ...
On the stone walls surrounding the campus of Oahu College, the strange flower
that blooms only on a summer night was heaped in snowy splendor. John Quincy
 ...

The Charlie Chan Collection   Volume I   The House Without a Key   The Chinese Parrot   Behind That Curtain

Author: Earl Derr Biggers

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473371651

Page: 1131

View: 719

This collection of early work by Earl Derr Biggers was originally published between 1925 and 1928 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. “The Charlie Chan Collection - Volume I” contains the first three colourful tales of the original Charlie Chan. In “The House Without a Key” we are introduced to Chan, a corpulent father of nine, as he uses all his considerable faculties to solve the case of a murdered father and a missing jewel box. In “The Chinese Parrot,” Chan dons a disguise and goes undercover to solve a complex case involving a fake identity, a kidnapping and a murder. The last story in this volume, “Behind That Curtain”, tells the story of the former head of Scotland Yard, a detective who is pursuing the long-cold trail of a murderer. Earl Derr Biggers was born on 26th August 1884 in Warren, Ohio, USA. Biggers received his further education at Harvard University, where he developed a reputation as a literary rebel, preferring the popular modern authors, such as Rudyard Kipling and Richard Harding Davis to the established figures of classical literature. While on holiday in Hawaii, Biggers heard tales of a real-life Chinese detective operating in Honolulu, named Chang Apana. This inspired him to create his most enduring legacy in the character of super-sleuth Charlie Chan. Biggers wrote six Chan novels in total and all were licensed for movie adaptations by Fox Films. These films were hugely popular with several different actors taking the lead role of Chan. They were even a success in China where the appeal of a character from the country being the hero instead of the villain appealed to film-goers. Eventually; over 40 films were produced featuring the character. Biggers only saw the early on-screen successes of Charlie Chan due to his death at the age of only 48 from a heart attack in April 1933.

Saddle Club Super 1 A Summer Without Horses

When Stevie Lake injures herself and can’t ride for a while, the other two members of The Saddle Club, Carole Hanson and Lisa Atwood, make a pact of friendship not to ride until Stevie has recovered.

Saddle Club Super 1  A Summer Without Horses

Author: Bonnie Bryant

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448197074

Page: 208

View: 877

When Stevie Lake injures herself and can’t ride for a while, the other two members of The Saddle Club, Carole Hanson and Lisa Atwood, make a pact of friendship not to ride until Stevie has recovered. To seal the pact, they decide that if the vow is broken by any of them, they’ll have to ask stuck-up Veronica diAngelo to join their club. That will keep them out of the saddle for sure. But can three horse-crazy girls really stay away from horses and riding for more than a day? Find out in this first Saddle Club Super Edition, which contains three separate stories about Lisa, Stevie and Carole – and their summer without horses!

A Summer of Hummingbirds

I dwell in Possibility— A fairer House than Prose— More numerous of Windows—
Superior—for doors—34 Here, “prose” is conceived as a house with few doors or
windows. (“Doom is the house without the door,” she wrote in another ...

A Summer of Hummingbirds

Author: Christopher Benfey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440629536

Page: 304

View: 162

The country's most noted writers, poets, and artists converge at a singular moment in American life, a great companion to fans of the film A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson. At the close of the Civil War, the lives of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade intersected in an intricate map of friendship, family, and romance that marked a milestone in the development of American art and literature. Using the image of a flitting hummingbird as a metaphor for the gossamer strands that connect these larger-than-life personalities, Christopher Benfey re-creates the summer of 1882, the summer when Mabel Louise Todd-the protégé to the painter Heade-confesses her love for Emily Dickinson's brother, Austin, and the players suddenly find themselves caught in the crossfire between the Calvinist world of decorum, restraint, and judgment and a new, unconventional world in which nature prevails and freedom is all.

A Summer Of Discontent

One was via a covered walkway known as the Dark Cloister, which allowed the
monks to reach it from the chapter house without exposing themselves to the
elements; the other was through a small door in the north wall, which was
reached by ...

A Summer Of Discontent

Author: Susanna Gregory

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748124446

Page: 528

View: 772

For the twentieth anniversary of the start of the Matthew Bartholomew series, Sphere is delighted to reissue all of the medieval monk's cases with beautiful new series-style covers. ------------------------------------ The winter of 1353 has been appallingly wet, there is a fever outbreak amongst the poorer townspeople and the country is not yet fully recovered from the aftermath of the plague. The increasing reputation and wealth of the Cambridge colleges are causing dangerous tensions between the town, Church and University. Matthew Bartholomew is called to look into the deaths of three members of the University of who died from drinking poisoned wine, and soon he stumbles upon criminal activities that implicate his relatives, friends and colleagues - so he must solve the case before matters in the town get out of hand... It's August, 1354, and physician-monk Matthew Bartholomew jumps at the chance to travel to Ely with his friend and colleague Brother Michael, as it will give him a unique opportunity to study in the richly stocked library of the Benedictine priory. Michael has been summoned to the city by his bishop, but it isn't until they arrive that they discover the reason - the bishop has been accused of murder. The charge seems ludicrous, but Michael takes the investigation seriously and energetically sets about his task. At the same time Bartholomew comes across an underground movement of rebellion against the church and the tithes they demand from the laity, and the two men also learn that there has been a spate of burglaries which are being blamed on a band of travellers. Then a fellow of the priory is murdered almost under their noses. Can this death be connected to the others? Are all the killings linked to the burgeoning rebellion in the city?

A Summer Journey in the West

The sight of a house upon the opposite bank , seemed quite a novelty , as we
had not seen one since leaving Joliet , at ... He and his men , came in from the
corn fields when the conch , sounded for dinner , and without their coats -- their
shirt ...

A Summer Journey in the West

Author: Eliza R. Steele

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 278

View: 244

A Summer of Kings

My father said, "Esther, thank you for all of your help this summer. Your mother
and I couldn't have made it through without you." I was smiling and giggling so
much my ... "You had a house meeting without me?" I looked at Monsieur Vichy,
who ...

A Summer of Kings

Author: Han Nolan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547351438

Page: 352

View: 738

It's 1963 and fourteen-year-old Esther Young is looking for excitement. Cursed with a lack of talent in a family filled with artistic types, Esther vows to get some attention by initiating a summer romance with a black teen accused of murdering a white man in Alabama. King-Roy Johnson shows up on Esther's doorstep that summer, an angry young man who feels betrayed by the nonviolent teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. Sent north by his mother to escape a lynch mob, he meets a follower of Malcolm X's who uses radical teachings about black revolution to fuel King-Roy's anger and frustration. But with each other's help, both Esther and King-Roy learn the true nature of integrity and find the power to stand up for what is right and true. National Book Award-winning author Han Nolan brings readers a bold new voice--by turns funny and poignant, innocent and worldly--in this powerful coming-of-age story set during the turbulent struggle for civil rights.

A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite s Life

and, as he spoke, came down, on her side, by the wheel, and, springing around
to the house entrance, disappeared up the stairs. " Ginevra ! ... Dakie Thayne
flushed up, hot, without a word, when he came out, an instant after. " I 'm so sorry !

A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite s Life

Author: Adeline Dutton Train Whitney

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 230

View: 332

The Summer House

Without George he was nothing. For all his bravado and boasting, he was back
right down at the bottom of the pile again because he had given the best part of
twenty years to George alone. Now George had gone, leaving him without a job,
 ...

The Summer House

Author: Santa Montefiore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184737929X

Page: 464

View: 638

THE STUNNING NOVEL, PERFECT FOR A SUMMER HOLIDAY, FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR A life-changing secret. An unforgettable summer. Arriving at the familiar old stone church nestled in the beautiful countryside of Hampshire, Antoinette prepares to say goodbye to her husband; the man she has loved for as long as she can remember. Little does she know, the arrival of the beautiful and mysterious Phaedra will make her question everything about the man she shared her life with. Phaedra loved George too, and couldn’t bear to stay away from his funeral. But Phaedra is hiding a deeply buried secret. One that will change the lives of Antoinette and her family forever, and one that she can no longer keep hidden . . . Bestselling author Santa Montefiore delivers a captivating novel about love, family and secrets that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading. A beautiful summer read for fans of Lucinda Riley, Victoria Hislop and Joanna Trollope. ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** ‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore’ JOJO MOYES ‘An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments’ DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War ‘Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers’ SARRA MANNING ‘One of our personal favourites’ THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills

Calculation of Summer Ventilation for a Layer House Without a Ceiling

Aan een legbatterij met verschuifbare wanden en isolatie in het dak zijn metingen verricht aan de warmteproduktie van de legkippen, de uitstraling van het gebouw en van de grond ten gevolge van zonnestraling en warmtestroming van buiten ...

Calculation of Summer Ventilation for a Layer House Without a Ceiling

Author: Jinkang Wu

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 37

View: 399

Aan een legbatterij met verschuifbare wanden en isolatie in het dak zijn metingen verricht aan de warmteproduktie van de legkippen, de uitstraling van het gebouw en van de grond ten gevolge van zonnestraling en warmtestroming van buiten naar binnen, teneinde een warmtebalans op te stellen voor vereiste ventilatie voor dit type legbatterij

A Summer to Remember

something heavy crashing against a wall somewhere in the house; she took it to
be the large bookcases in her Fathers study. ... Samantha had tied a couple of
sheets and a blanket together so they could get out the window, hopefully without
 ...

A Summer to Remember

Author: Tiffany LeRoux

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469115344

Page: 296

View: 276

All SAmantha, Lila and Amanda want for the Summer is to do something together; on their way to one of their favorite place is town they spot a sign in the bookstore window advertising a Summer trip to the beautiful, Nanuck Valley. Excited, the girls enter for their chance to win but before they can find out if they won an incredible earthquake rips through their town and the surrounding areas causing mass devastation, the girls leave their city feeling as if all hope is lost until a call mysteriously comes through Amandas cellphone. Read to find out fi this is a Summer dashed or truly a Summer to Remember.

Without a Backward Glance

Silver likes to have 'em round the house for a while." "Do you remember this?"
asked Deborah excitedly. "That summer, at Rosebud? When Mr. Grounds got
stung by the stingray?" "Oh, by golly, I do! How amazing! It's an extraordinary
talent ...

Without a Backward Glance

Author: Kate Veitch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440639579

Page: 384

View: 582

A deeply felt first novel of family, choices, and coming to terms with the past. On a stifling Christmas Eve in 1967 the lives of the McDonald children-Deborah, Robert, James, and Meredith-changed forever. Their mother, Rosemarie, told them she was running out to buy some lights for the tree. She never came back. The children were left with their father, and a gnawing question: why had their mother abandoned them? Over the years, the four siblings have become practiced in concealing their pain, remaining close into adulthood, and forming their own families. But long-closed wounds are reopened when a chance encounter brings James face-to-face with Rosemarie after nearly forty years. Secrets that each sibling has locked away come to light as they struggle to come to terms with their mother's reappearance, while at the same time their beloved father is progressing into dementia. Veitch's family portrait reveals the joys and sorrows, the complexity and ambiguity of family life, and poignantly probes what it means to love and what it means to leave.

Legal Aspects of Alien Acquisition of Real Property

real estate without a special permission. It is required ... If the estate will serve as
an all-year habitation for the acquirer, it further must be stated that the estate has
not been laid out for or been used as a summer house or area. The Ministry of ...

Legal Aspects of Alien Acquisition of Real Property

Author: Dennis Campbell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401744211

Page: 206

View: 679

The concept of the nation-state has as an essential element the control of territory, legal and political authority over the acquisition, ownership, use and disposition of land. The rapid increase during the 1970s in the pace of foreign 1 investment -with the acquisition of real property as a centerpiece-has stirred new concern for the ability and disability of aliens to invest in and acquire title 2 to the physical territory of a given state. With a variety of factors now stimulating 3 foreign investment in land, increased attention has been given in many countries to the role of the state in controlling, inhibiting or prohibiting investment in real property by aliens. English law long ago established that the alien would be subject to significant 4 disabilities in connection with the ownership of land. The imposition of similar 5 restrictions on aliens is found in the early law of most nation-states. Such disabilities have their roots in the feudal period, and it was not until the eighteenth century that the countries of Continental Europe abandoned the absolute 6 prohibition on succession to real property by aliens. The prohibition was replaced by a tax imposed on aliens who withdrew the property of the state of which the decedent was a citizen. Common Law rules restricting alien succession developed in the thirteenth century.

A Hill Without a Name

Ross La Haye. cool summer morning cucumber vines creeping closer and closer
to the house summer morning down the driveway the deep stillness a crow 26.

A Hill Without a Name

Author: Ross La Haye

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781884778568

Page: 48

View: 737

A Summer of Passion Love Pain and Happiness

I told her that she was more than welcome to stay at my house until she felt ready
to go back home. Being the independent woman she is, she ... I liked to raise my
son without a lot of drama. Malik didn't need that type of life. After all that had ...

A Summer of Passion  Love  Pain  and Happiness

Author: LaTonya W. Moore

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453583394

Page: 311

View: 701

A Summer of Passion, Love, Pain, and Happiness offers a vivid account of the trials and tribulations that three successful single women endure in their quest for their soul mate. Experience a summer in the lives of these women as they embark upon their journey in search of true love. Jasmine Whitfield is a chemist at a local pharmaceutical company. She has yet to find that special man to start a family with as well as one who is worthy of all she has to offer. After years of dating, she discovers that her suitors are intimidated by her financial independence because she is able to provide herself with all of the luxuries that money can buy. Will she find a real man who can handle her success? Lela Johnston has had a hard life growing up without her father. She overcame that obstacle to become one the most successful beauticians in Huntsville. In addition to running her own salon, she does her best to nurture her on-again-off-again relationship with her boyfriend Mark Harrington. The black cloud that has tainted their relationship is his ex-wife, Valerie. She has been dead set on ruining Lela’s life since day one. She has a defined role in Mark’s life because they have two daughters together. Now that Mark is back in Lela’s life for good, how will his ex-wife handle living without him? Monica Van Adams is a single mother who was madly in love with her high school sweetheart and child’s father, José Alvarez. He left Monica to raise their son alone when he ran off to be with another woman. Monica’s naïve demeanor quickly becomes one of wisdom as she learns more and more about the opposite sex. She runs into a man from her past, experiences a whirlwind courtship, and then lets him get away. Will he ever return? Join the ladies as a night on the town brings them closer together to help one another deal with the hardships of life, love, and accepting Mr. Right Now. Will they ever find the man of their dreams in only a few months’ time? Can they go through each phase of the rigorous process of a relationship and still maintain their dignity? Discover every aspect of Jasmine, Lela, and Monica as they experience a summer of passion, love, pain, and happiness.

Rebel Without a Bride

“A contractor who doesn't have his summer scheduled to the last day by now,
that's not somebody you want to hire. But why bother anyway? Damon Free's a
helluva builder. And he knows the house.” A builder? Damon? Just because he ...

Rebel Without a Bride

Author: Catherine Leigh

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459270096

Page: 256

View: 326

Rebel groom! Thea Birch is a sensible woman from a family of adventurous females. Seven years ago, one kiss from Damon Free had convinced her she was just as wild as her relations. So Thea had left town, and only necessity has brought her back…. Damon "Running Bear" Free is still the kind of man who would drive most parents to lock up their daughters: he wears leathers, rides a motorbike and has an attitude the size of Montana! Only, Thea still remembers that kiss. She wants more. She wants Damon. There's just one problem—Damon's Native American name might be "Running Bear," but "Stubborn as a Mule" would have been more appropriate. And if he wants a woman—he'll find his own!

Amor and Summer Secrets

Lilly and Vince had already left for lunch without me. I didn't ... It was like finding
out all your friends went to a movie without you because they thought you were
sick. ... After that, Alex stopped by the house to see me almost every evening.

Amor and Summer Secrets

Author: Diana Rodriguez Wallach

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0758264674

Page: 304

View: 113

For fifteen-year-old Mariana Ruiz, it's not so much an unexpected vacation as a literal "guilt trip"--her father's way of atoning for ignoring his Puerto Rican roots. But freedom from her parents is little compensation for being forced to spend two months with complete strangers rather than with her best friends in Philadelphia. Once on "vacation," her worst fears come true. The heat is merciless, the food is spicy, and her great aunt and uncle's mountain house teems with relatives, only one of whom--her distant cousin Lilly--speaks English. Bored, and hoping to make up for missing her best friend's star-studded Sweet 16, Mariana offers to help in the planning of Lilly's Quinceañera. Soon, despite herself, Mariana clicks with new friends who open doors to romance and long-hidden secrets. Suddenly the summer she dreaded is ending way too quickly. It might turn out that the last place she ever wanted to go is the one place she truly finds herself.