When Noel learns that his terminally ill former flame is pregnant with his child, he agrees to take guardianship of the baby girl once she’s born. But as a single father battling demons of his own, Noel can’t do it alone. Fortunately, he has a competent, caring network of friends, family and neighbors: Lisa, his unlucky-in-love classmate, who moves in with him to help him care for little Frankie around the clock; his American cousin, Emily, always there with a pep talk; the newly retired Dr. Hat, with more time on his hands than he knows what to do with; Dr. Declan and Fiona and their baby son, Frankie’s first friend; and many eager babysitters, including old friends Signora and Aidan and Frankie’s doting grandparents, Josie and Charles.
George MacDonald, a Scottish author of the 19tyh century, relates of Mr. Vane, who inherits a large house with a library seemingly haunted by the previous owner. An old mirror transports him into another world, "the region of the seven dimensions", where he eventually finds true life in death.
In this fantasy novel, one of his darkest works, MacDonald applies to the mystery of evil. Some consider the author, touching the nature of life and death, calls in question the idea of everyone’s salvation. MacDonald offers readers to look for veiled meaning, saying that a magic tale is not an allegory. MacDonald wrote not for children, but for those who are ingenuous and sincere, as a child, whether one is 5 or 50 years old.
Since 1836 these books with exotic adventures, carrying away tales, beautiful poems and amusing fables have attracted children. he First Eclectic Reader contains stories, word lists and phonics charts.
“Children of the Dead End” by Patrick MacGill, an Irish novelist, known as "The Navy Poet", appears to be his own autobiography, though written as a fiction novel. The book transports readers to the end of the 19th century, the author’s childhood times in Ireland; and continues the narration of the journey and events of his further navying life. Exhausted by the grinding poverty, the hero leaves home and at the age of 12 in search of work ‘beyond the hills’; works to exhaustion for indifferent tenant farmers, and runs away, joining the emigrants headed for Scotland. The book, a moving tale of lost love, published in 1914, still remains fresh and exciting reading.
An Elementary Treatise on Electricity is a research book written by James Clerk Maxwell. The lecture notes made by Clerk Maxwell and given by him to members of the Cavendish Laboratory are in the basis of the book. There you can find the description of the experiments that show the most important facts about electric charge as a quantity which can be measured, also conclusions from these facts and the detail description of electricity as a phenomenon. The book contains 53 figures and 6 plates, as well as articles from Clerk Maxwell´s landmark book Electricity and Magnetism.
“Uncle Tom Andy Bill: a story of bears and Indian treasure” was published in 1908 as a sequel to “The Bears of Blue River”, though told from completely different point of view. It’s a boyhood and romantic adventure story taking place during pioneer days in southern Indiana. Young Tom, the boys’ hero of the early 20th century, and Balser Brent come into a struggle with forces of nature and animals of Indiana; find themselves in dangerous situations, travelling far south in search of gold.
The author, Charles Major, an American lawyer and novelist, is best known for his novel “When Knighthood Was in Flower”.
To disobey the orders of the Council of Four was something impossible for a Space Admiral of the old school. But the thing is that the school has changed a lot. A fighter, an Admiral now has to think on his own if his people were to live.
An extremely fascinating and insightful book. Author shows great style, fantastic mastery of diction, and rhythm that is and of itself a tribute to the fine institution about which she writes. Tulane University: what is it? Does it differ from others? Is it greedy? Is this a place where the young mind is cultivated, and the seeds of knowledge sown that mixed with experience become the dangerous power called wisdom? Did many of Tulan graduates become millionaires? The answer is surprising. What if anything happened when television's Red Power Ranger visited the campus?
A collection of seventy-two Civil War poems by Herman Melville, an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet of the 19th century. Melville dedicated this work to the soldiers who fought in defence of the United States. Based on firsthand experience, the book not only glorifies battle, but depicts the horrors and the waste brought by war. “Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War” appears to be a sorrowful and inconsolable meditation on the Civil War.
Randolph Barnes Marcy (1812-1887) served as an officer for the Army of the United States. He wrote his book The Prairie Traveler in 1859 especially for the Department of State and its publication was financed by the United States government. This work is considered valuable as it was devoted to the overland migration in the country in the first decades of the 19th century. Marcy researched the routes and the preparation of the immigrants who were moving to California including the wagons, horses, food, packing, the journey itself with many obstacles including rivers, drinkable water on the routes, creating a fire, avoiding animals, first aid and many other aspects of the traveling from the Eastern Coast to the Western. His book contains citations from Turkish and French immigrants who had immigrated to the North Africa and Sahara as well as Marcy's personal impressions from colonization of the American West.
One of the representatives of the New Thought Movement was an American author Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924). He was not only a writer but also a doctor and a prosperous hotel owner. When being a student, he worked in a hotel and then purchased several hotels and a resort. He had some financial problems and had to give up this job. In 1893 he started working again and gained a position of a hotel manager in Chicago. It was at the time when many tourists from all over the world used to come to Chicago to see the World's Columbian Exposition. At that period of time he started to note his philosophical ideas as he wanted to inspire others like Samuel Smile gave inspiration to him. In 1894 Pushing to the Front, Marden's first novel appeared. His next several books were devoted to the questions of success, will-power and positive thinking. In 1897 Swett Marden started Success Magazine and for the next 23 years he wrote regularly for Elizabeth Towne's New Thought magazine Nautilus.