Family of the Empire

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591967

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 8301

The second volume of bestselling author Sheelagh Kelly’s acclaimed Yorkshire trilogy Probyn Kilmaster wants more out of life than to follow his father down the pit. He has always admired his convention-defying Aunt Kit and, inspired by her, runs away to join the army. On his first foreign posting he meets an older woman who persuades him to have an unofficial wedding ceremony. But the relationship is a disaster and soon Probyn yearns for escape. Narrowly avoiding court martial, he returns to England and makes peace with his family. But when he marries the young, inexperienced Agnes his family is horrified because she is Catholic. But Probyn stands by his decision and finds happiness – until the ‘wife’ from his youth turns up and throws his world into turmoil... Perfect for readers of Rosie Goodwin, Dilly Court and Maggie Hope.

A Sense of Duty

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591959

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 6116

There’s a high price to pay for happiness... The first in an extraordinary saga trilogy from bestseller Sheelagh Kelly While her brothers and sisters resign themselves to a life of drudgery, Katherine ‘Kit’ Kilmaster yearns for better things. When she is tempted into dangerous situations with young men above her station, the family are scandalized. Kit revels in London Society, until an unexpected consequence of her free-and-easy lifestyle stops her in her tracks. Thrust back into village life, Kit falls prey to malicious gossip. Overwhelmed, she finally heeds her family’s advice and is almost destroyed. But then a chance encounter promises to deliver the husband and children she has always wanted – provided her shameful secret is not revealed... Perfect for fans of Rosie Goodwin, Anne Baker and Elizabeth Gill, this is an unforgettably moving saga of love, tragedy and hope.

Erin's Child

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591215

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4938

Family ties have united the Feeneys through famine and poverty, but can they withstand success? It is 1875 and the Feeneys have left the squalor of York’s slums behind them. Yet all is not well. Patrick remains a man of simple tastes, increasingly out of touch with Thomasin’s ambition to expand her business empire still further across Yorkshire. After losing their son, the Feeneys’ hopes for the family’s future now lie with their grandchildren. There is Rosanne, set to follow a rebel lover down a star-crossed road, and Erin’s daughter Belle, gifted and headstrong but born with a disability. But what happens next will test them all. Erin’s Child is the third book in the Feeney Family Sagas. Packed with humour, life and drama, it is an unputdownable account of one family’s struggle to survive. ‘A fine romance in Sheelagh Kelly’s popular series’ Yorkshire Evening Post

A Different Kind of Love

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591975

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 8072

A soldier’s love of regiment; a nurse’s devotion to humanity... the final instalment of Sheelagh Kelly’s unforgettable Kilmaster trilogy The Great War is at its height, and while Probyn Kilmaster is proud to pass on his expertise to the raw recruits bound for France, he is unprepared for the carnage which he must lead them into. Meanwhile in the Yorkshire pit village of Denaby Main, his wife, Grace, contends with bringing up their children alone. Armistice comes, but so does fresh tragedy, and for the young Kilmasters their father’s well-meaning attempt to keep the family together leads instead to cruelty and oppression... Can they find redemption? Perfect for readers of Rosie Goodwin, Emma Hornby and Lesley Pearse, A Different Kind of Love is an emotional and unputdownable finale to the Kilmaster trilogy.

A Long Way From Heaven

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591193

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 5237

The first in the unputdownable and heartbreaking Feeney Family sagas, perfect for readers of Val Wood, Nadine Dorries or Rosie Goodwin One fateful morning in August 1846, Patrick Feeney surveys his ruined potato crop and despairs. With a delicate wife and their unborn child, he has no choice but to leave Ireland and set out for England in search of work. But from the moment Patrick and Mary set foot in Liverpool, they are beset by new trials. After moving to York, they are forced to settle in the nightmarish slums of Walmgate. Yet the very poverty and hopelessness of their surroundings binds the small community together. Only stubborn determination survive tragedy can win them hopes of a better life.... Peopled with rich and colourful characters, A Long Way From Heaven is a fresh, unpredictable saga of passion, struggle and humour. ‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’ Irish Independent

For My Brother's Sins

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591207

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1933

The second in the bestselling Feeney Family sagas. How one treacherous act can turn a brother’s love into murderous rage... Summer, 1867: a sudden change in fortune promises to save the Feeneys from their life of poverty. But what will save the Feeney family from itself? Patrick and Thomasin Feeney and their children, Erin, Richard and Sonny, each have different dreams – and as these dreams grow the old bonds between them begin to break. Husband and wife, father and son, brother and brother are all in conflict. But it is Richard, as dishonest and selfish as he is handsome and charming, whose final betrayal threatens everything... An unputdownable and emotionally moving saga for fans of Annie Murray, Maggie Ford and Anna Jacobs.


Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591223

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2167

The family can’t escape their past in the unforgettable conclusion of the Feeney sagas Richard Feeney’s family believed him dead. Instead, in 1874, Dickie secretly fled to America, where he prospered for 26 years. But now he’s back. Recriminations are soon forgotten as the family reunites. But the past has a way of catching up with you, and of catching you out. Dickie has left a trail of chaos, and his long-suffering wife and family are burdened by the consequences. When the Yorkshire Insurance Company learn that Dickie has resurfaced, he must face trial and possible imprisonment. Meanwhile, the police reopen their files on an unsolved double murder... From the author of A Long Way from Heaven this is an enthralling read for fans of Anna Jacobs and Kitty Neale. ‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’ Sunderland Echo

The Name of this Book Is Secret

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780316039925

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6938

Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.

The Black Trillium

Author: Simon McNeil

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781928011040


Page: 300

View: 8648

Confederation rules in Trana-so says the king. But Fredericton is a long way from the shores of Lake Ontario, and schemes for power will bring together three extraordinary young warriors. Savannah, a desert girl who came to Trana for refuge but has never found a home Kieran, a privileged city boy dreaming of rebellion and hardened by cruelty Kyle, the disgraced heir to the throne desperate to win back his place in his father's heart Sworn enemies or reluctant allies, they all have one thing in common: an incomplete half of the legendary fighting skill known as the Triumvirate sword art. They fight for glory, for power, for the monsters lurking beneath the streets, and for the mysterious society moving in the shadows of Trana-the Black Trillium.

My Father, My Son

The Epic and Emotional Saga

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591940

Category: Fiction

Page: 580

View: 8960

A magnificent story of love and war for all who enjoy Catherine Cookson He survived the carnage of war. But it was bitter conflict on the home front that tore his life apart... After a year of fighting in the Boer War, Corporal Russ Hazelwood – missing his wife and tired of long, passionless nights – seeks solace in the arms of an African woman. Only his friend Jack Daw knows of the relationship and the son born of it. Returning to York, he builds a successful career in business and raises six daughters and a son with his wife Rachel. But when his former comrade branches into local politics, rivalry breeds betrayal. Suddenly the past comes back to haunt Russ, shattering bonds between husband and wife, father and son. Then comes the most dreadful war of all. But when it is over, the greatest battle has still to be won...

Room Full of Mirrors

A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

Author: Charles R. Cross

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401382819

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 571

Now in paperback, the national bestselling biography of American musical icon Jimi Hendrix It has been more than thirty-five years since Jimi Hendrix died, but his music and spirit are still very much alive for his fans everywhere. Charles R. Cross vividly recounts the life of Hendrix, from his difficult childhood and adolescence in Seattle through his incredible rise to celebrity in London's swinging sixties. It is the story of an outrageous life--with legendary tales of sex, drugs, and excess--while it also reveals a man who struggled to accept his role as idol and who privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had. Using never-before-seen documents and private letters, and based on hundreds of interviews with those who knew Hendrix--many of whom had never before agreed to be interviewed--Room Full of Mirrors unlocks the vast mystery of one of music's most enduring legends.

Shoddy Prince

Author: Sheelagh Kelly

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630750

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 589

A captivating tale of love that cannot be denied set in the tumultuous lead-up to the First World War Bright Maguire – poor, beautiful and kind – is the youngest member of a large Irish clan. Nat Prince is the illegitimate son of a prostitute, growing up on poverty-stricken streets. When Bright brings Nat into the bosom of her loving family, things look better for the young man. But Nat will risk anything to make his fortune. Ever the opportunist, his colourful adventures take him across the world, while Bright struggles to survive the suffering he has left behind. Although their love is destined never to die, it seems there is a conspiracy to keep Nat and Bright apart... Rich in atmosphere and full of highly memorable characters, Shoddy Prince is a heart-warming saga of love, ruthlessness and courage, perfect for fans of Anna Jacobs, Rosie Goodwin and Kitty Neale. Praise for Sheelagh Kelly: ‘Genuinely perceptive portrayals of human relationships’ Irish Independent ‘The tough, sparky characters of Catherine Cookson, and the same sharp sense of destiny, place and time’ Reay Tannahill ‘Sheelagh Kelly surely can write’ Sunderland Echo

Lone Wolf Rising

Winters Saga (Book One)

Author: Jami Brumfield

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523235902


Page: 482

View: 472

Vampires, witches, and werewolves, oh my! Two desirable guys, one lost girl, enemies at every turn, and family secrets that threaten to break the ties that bind. The need for vengeance can drive some people to desperation, others to depression, and some go insane with the need to find justice. The desire to avenge the murder of her parents drives Rebecca to make life changing choices that impact her and the people she loves. As a human she is a struggling high school student who uses music as a coping mechanism. As a werewolf she has power that positions her to take a bite out of the crime that destroyed her childhood. When the two combine, her life explodes. While Rebecca attempts to find answers, she is put into a position of authority, one that persuades her to join forces with a Protector who poses as a 'pretend' boyfriend. As this relationship becomes real, the rogue wolves make an attempt to claim the alpha throne. Rebecca's life is about to shatter, her beliefs will be tested, and her world will never be the same.

The Woman From Browhead

The first volume in an enthralling Lake District saga that continues with ANNIE'S GIRL.

Author: Audrey Howard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444745077

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 4109

Annie Abbott, daughter and only child of a poverty-stricken hill farmer and his downtrodden wife, who runs away with a theatrical group at the age of 15. Eventually hearing that her parents have died, Annie returns to the Lakes to claim the farm. But now she has an illegitimate daughter - and virtually no one will speak to her. Only a local landowner, who is engaged to marry another woman, comes to help her. Praise for Audrey Howard 'A joy to read . . . . This saga is, like all of Audrey Howard's books, compelling and memorable.' Historical Novels Review 'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller.' Lancashire Life


Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385674678

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 910

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Handful of Sovereigns

Author: Anna King

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1788630092

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 303

Three children must fend for themselves in Victorian London. But there might be a way out... When fifteen-year-old Maggie, her sister Liz and young brother Charlie find themselves tragically orphaned they know their young lives can never be the same again. And when Liz is taken ill, Maggie has to tend to her, and loses what little work she had. In desperation, she ventures onto the streets, risking her safety and her innocence. A mysterious stranger appears to offer hope, but does he have only her best interests at heart? Will tragedy strike again or can Maggie save the family from poverty, and find the happiness she truly deserves? Set in London’s Bethnal Green shortly after the Ripper murders, A Handful of Sovereigns is a classic East End family saga, perfect for fans of Jennie Felton, Maggie Ford or Dilly Court.

The Transgender Studies Reader

Author: Susan Stryker,Stephen Whittle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135398917

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 1900

Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between two covers fifty influential texts with new introductions by the editors that, taken together, document the evolution of transgender studies in the English-speaking world. By bringing together the voices and experience of transgender individuals, doctors, psychologists and academically-based theorists, this volume will be a foundational text for the transgender community, transgender studies, and related queer theory.

Chump Change

A Novel

Author: Dan Fante

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061959294

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7511

When he finds out his father is in a coma, aspiring writer and part-time drunk Bruno Dante, fresh from the nuthouse, must head to Los Angeles for a fraught family reunion in Dan Fante’s Chump Change. Now back in print to coincide with the publication of his new novel, 86’d, Chump Change follows Bruno through the tension and stress of facing his family—and the inevitable, pain-dulling drinking that lands him naked in a stolen car with an underage hooker whose pimp has stolen his wallet. Chump Change is “an honest misfit’s view of America far too few know.” (John Fowles, author of The French Lieutenant’s Woman).


Operation Arrowhead

Author: Jack Badelaire

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478367895

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 1500

Corporal Thomas Lynch won fame at the Battle of Arras, and felt the shame of defeat at Dunkirk. A year later, as a member of Britain's elite No. 3 Commando, Lynch wants nothing more than to go back over the Channel and kick open Hitler's Fortress Europe, guns blazing. Introduced by his commanding officer to the enigmatic Lord Pembroke, Lynch is offered a chance to be part of a special team of hand-picked Commandos. Their assignment: sneak into occupied France and ally with the French partisans to fight back against the Nazis. Lynch readily accepts the challenge, but when the mission goes awry from the very beginning, and the motives of the partisan leader become suspect, the Commandos begin to wonder about their role in the mission: trusted allies with the partisans, or worms dangling as bait for a hungry fish? COMMANDO: Operation Arrowhead is a military action - adventure novel written in the spirit of classic wartime adventure pulp fiction. This revised paperback edition includes “The Train to Calais”, a short story of the French Resistance in WWII.