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The Meaning of Night

By Michael Cox
  • ISBN Code: : 1551993856
  • Publisher : Emblem Editions
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
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“After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn’s for an oyster supper.” So begins an extraordinary story of betrayal and treachery, of delusion and deceit narrated by Edward Glyver. Glyver may be a bibliophile, but he is no bookworm. Employed “in a private capacity” by one of Victorian London’s top lawyers, he knows his Macrobius from his First Folio, but he has the street-smarts and ruthlessness of a Philip Marlowe. And just as it is with many a contemporary detective, one can’t always be sure whether Glyver is acting on the side of right or wrong. As the novel begins, Glyver silently stabs a stranger from behind, killing him apparently at random. But though he has committed a callous and brutal crime, Glyver soon reveals himself to be a sympathetic and seductively charming narrator. In fact, Edward Glyver keeps the reader spellbound for 600 riveting pages full of betrayal, twists, lies, and obsession. Glyver has an unforgettable story to tell. Raised in straitened circumstances by his novelist mother, he attended Eton thanks to the munificence of a mysterious benefactor. After his mother’s death, Glyver is not sure what path to take in life. Should he explore the new art of photography, take a job at the British Museum, continue his travels in Europe with his friend Le Grice? But then, going through his mother’s papers, he discovers something that seems unbelievable: the woman who raised him was not his mother at all. He is actually the son of Lord Tansor, one of the richest and most powerful men in England. Naturally, Glyver sets out to prove his case. But he lacks evidence, and while trying to find it under the alias “Edward Glapthorn,” he discovers that one person stands between him and his birthright: his old schoolmate and rival Phoebus Rainsford Daunt, a popular poet (and secret criminal) whom Lord Tansor has taken a decidedly paternal interest in after the death of his only son. Glyver’s mission to regain his patrimony takes him from the heights of society to its lowest depths, from brothels and opium dens to Cambridge colleges and the idylls of Evenwood, the Tansor family’s ancestral home. Glyver is tough and resourceful, but Daunt always seems to be a step ahead, at least until Glyver meets the beguilingly beautiful Emily Carteret, daughter of Lord Tansor’s secretary. But nothing is as it seems in this accomplished, suspenseful novel. Glyver’s employer Tredgold warns him to trust no one: Is his enigmatic neighbour Fordyce Jukes spying on him? Is the brutal murderer Josiah Pluckthorn on his trail? And is Glyver himself, driven half-mad by the desire for revenge, telling us the whole truth in his candid, but very artful, “confession”? A global phenomenon, The Meaning of Night is an addictive, darkly funny, and completely captivating novel. Meticulously researched and utterly gripping, it draws its readers relentlessly forward until its compelling narrator’s final revelations.

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Shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and the CWA Gold Dagger 2011 Nick Platt is a British lawyer working in early-2000s Moscow, a city of hedonism and desperation where secrets, and corpses, come to light when the snows thaw. Nick doesn’t ask too many questions about the shady deals he works on—he’s too busy enjoying the surreally sinful nightlife Moscow has to offer. Riding the subway on a balmy September day, he rescues two willowy sisters, Masha and Katya, from a would-be purse snatcher. Soon Nick begins to feel something for Masha that he is pleased to think is love. Then the sisters introduce him to their aged aunt, Tatiana, the owner of a valuable apartment. Before summer arrives, Nick will make disturbing discoveries about his job, his lover and, most of all, himself. Snowdrops is a riveting story of love and moral freefall. Taut and intense, it has a momentum as irresistible to the reader as the moral danger that first enchants, then threatens to overwhelm, its narrator. In Moscow, as Nick’s friend Steve warns him, “there are no love stories. There are no business stories. There are only crime stories.”

Cycling, Wine, and Men

By Nancy Brook
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  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Book Code : 1600378285
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 472
  • Pdf File: cycling-wine-and-men.pdf

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“Charming, delightful, and enlightening . . .a constant reminder to live your life fully, forgive yourself daily, and love yourself more . . .[a] gem of a memoir” (Amy Ferris, author of Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis). With one bounced check, Nancy Brook’s world collapsed around her. She was charged with a felony and thrown in jail even though her husband had pilfered money out of their business account. Eventually, the charges were dismissed, but her marriage and business were over. A decade later at age forty-three, Nancy thrived as a bank vice president and single parent. Still, she couldn’t get her dating act together. After seven break-ups in seven years, she knew it was time for a change. The cure for her dating blues? A seven-hundred-mile cycling expedition from Bordeaux to the Alps. In France, Nancy wasn’t a corporate manager, a mother, or someone’s girlfriend. She was reborn into a beautiful new world—without responsibilities or expectations. Cycling, Wine, and Men: A Midlife Tour de France reveals an introspective journey through post-divorce dating, single parenthood, and finding happiness and independence as an unattached woman in her prime. Nancy had thought the perfect guy would make life complete. Instead she learned that pursuing passions and fulfilling lifelong dreams created deeper fulfillment than her latest homme parfait. Experience the ride of a lifetime as Under the Tuscan Sun meets Sex and the City. “Zippy read filled with heart and soul . . . Nancy Brook will make you shout ‘Vive la Chemin!’” —Suzy Gershman, author of C’est La Vie “Cycling, Wine, and Men is sure to inspire others to follow their bliss.” —Theo Pauline Nestor, author of How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed

Edward på ville veier

By Craig Lancaster
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  • Publisher : Cappelen Damm
  • Book Code : 8202522862
  • Total of Pages : 305
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 861
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The Policies of Childcare and Early Childhood Education

By Katja Repo,Maarit Alasuutari,Kirsti Karila,Johanna Lammi-Taskula
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1788117751
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 901
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This timely book reveals how policies of childcare and early childhood education influence children’s circumstances and the daily lives of families with children. Examining how these policies are approached, it focuses particularly on the issues and pitfalls related to equal access.

Gooch of Spalding, Memoirs of Edward Henry Gooch 1885-1962

By Bruce Watson
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450218202
  • Total of Pages : 476
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 452
  • Pdf File: gooch-of-spalding-memoirs-of-edward-henry-gooch-1885-1962.pdf

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In these, his memoirs, we see Harry’s adolescent revolt against his all-powerful father and his flight to Canada after knocking him down in a row. Then there is the account of his adventures in the Lincolnshire Regiment before the outbreak of the First World War, his time in the trenches with the rats and the corpses and only his belief in the Almighty and in his Destiny to keep him going. He tells how he lost a fortune during the Depression, and then made another that he was to fritter away in luxury cruises in the last years of his life. The Second World War gives him a new ‘raison d’être’ – first in the Home Guard and then in the ‘Little Ships.’ He paints a vivid picture of a forgotten way of life, a life of ease, of loss, of heartbreak, and of adventure; though, strangely enough, he never speaks of his personal feelings – it wasn’t the done thing. He was fiercely proud and patriotic and adored all royalty and aristocracy, delighting in any occasion that permitted him to approach them. But his greatest pride was that of being, first and foremost, ‘a Lincolnshire man.’

Cecil Essentials of Medicine E-Book

By Edward J. Wing,Fred J. Schiffman
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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0323722725
  • Total of Pages : 1216
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: cecil-essentials-of-medicine-e-book.pdf

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Known for its concise, easy-to-read writing style and comprehensive coverage, Cecil Essentials of Medicine has been a favorite of students, residents, and instructors through nine outstanding editions. This revised 10th Edition continues the tradition of excellence with a focus on high-yield core knowledge of key importance to anyone entering or established in the field of internal medicine. Fully revised and updated by editors Edward J. Wing and Fred J. Schiffman, along with other leading teachers and experts in the field, Cecil Essentials remains clinically focused and solidly grounded in basic science. New focus on high-yield, core knowledge necessary for clerkships or residencies in medicine, with concise, complete coverage of the core principles of medicine and how they apply to patient care. Each section describes key physiology and biochemistry, followed by comprehensive accounts of the diseases of the organ system or field covered in the chapters. Full-color design enhances readability and retention of concepts, while numerous imaging videos cover cardiovascular disease, endoscopy, sphincterotomy, and more. Superb images and photographs vividly illustrate the appearance and clinical features of disease. New chapters cover Women’s Cancer and Transitions in Care from Children to Adults with Pulmonary Disease.

The Wisdom Of Ginsu: Carve Yourself A Piece Of The American Dream

By Edward Valenti,Barry Becher
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  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Book Code : 1456631985
  • Total of Pages : 217
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 99
  • Pdf File: the-wisdom-of-ginsu.pdf

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This is the 40th Anniversary edition of the Wisdom of Ginsu. While this book was written nearly 14 years ago, the lessons contained are even more relevant today than they were back then. With a country so divided, political correctness at a crazy level and an all out attack on capitalism in favor of socialism, this a must read for everyone that would like to break away from the crowd, gain an edge, and grow rich and happy. In each chapter the authors spell out in exact terms what they did right and more importantly what they did wrong...Ginsu-ism's. Millennial's will clearly see what is possible in America with some enthusiasm and ingenuity. "Only in America " can this kind of success happen. As the authors are fond of saying " "There's no way you can sit on your ass and slide uphill"

The Past and Future of America's Economy

By Robert D. Atkinson
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 9781781008836
  • Total of Pages : 357
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: the-past-and-future-of-america-s-economy.pdf

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"Anyone interested in American history as well as the future contours of our economy will find Dr. Atkinson's analyses a guide to the past and a provocative challenge for the future. Economists, business leaders, scholars, and economic policymakers will find it a necessary addition to the literature on economic cycles and growth economics."--BOOK JACKET.

The Sports Gene

By David Epstein
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101622636
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 330
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The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports – by the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

The Do's and Don'ts in Child Support

By Edward Cerda
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462804931
  • Total of Pages : 115
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: the-do-s-and-don-ts-in-child-support.pdf

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The Dos and Donts in Child Support was written to inform/guide the ordinary person on the proper actions that should be taken whenever you find yourself standing before a Child Support Judge. Most people dont really understand the legal system and usually find themselves completely lost not knowing what to do or what to say. The Dos and Donts will make you the reader aware of what actions you need to follow should you find yourself in such a legal predicament. It will also give you a better understanding of the Child Support system, the courts actions and your own individual rights. Knowing what to say and what not to say when you are standing before a Judge may just make your day a little bit brighter. Most folks have no knowledge of what is expected of them when they are involved in any type of court proceeding. Better to have a little knowledge than none at all.

Labour Supply and Incentives to Work in Europe

By Ramón Gómez-Salvador,Ana Lamo,Barbara Petrongolo,Melanie Ward,Etienne Wasmer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1845425626
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 162
  • Pdf File: labour-supply-and-incentives-to-work-in-europe.pdf

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Labour Supply and Incentives to Work in Europe highlights recent developments in the labour supply in Europe and gives a detailed assessment of their link with economic policies and labour market institutions. Despite major changes in European labour supply during the past few decades, the existing literature still lacks a comprehensive study of the relationship between labour supply and labour market institutions from a macro perspective.

Educational Satellite Long Guarantee Program Act, and Distance Learning

By DIANE Publishing Company
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 078814975X
  • Total of Pages : 157
  • Category :
  • Members : 203
  • Pdf File: educational-satellite-long-guarantee-program-act-and-distance-learning.pdf

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Focuses on the role of technology in promoting distance learning in the U.S. Includes statements from members of the Committee (Burns, Exon, Hollings, Rockefeller, and Pressler) as well as witnesses and prepared statements from: Univ. of Maine; Western Coop. for Educational Telecomm.; COMSTAT RSI; Mount View High School, Welch, WV; Univ. of S. D.; West VA State Superintendent of Schools; Montana State Univ.; U.S. Distance Learning Assoc.; Office of Educational technology, U.S. Dept. of Education; Georgia BellSouth Telecomm., Inc.; Nat. Educ. Telecomm. Org., Telecomm., Inc.; Columbia Communications Corp., and others.

My Truth a Mist in Time

By Deborah Richmond Foulkes
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1463454694
  • Total of Pages : 716
  • Category : History
  • Members : 621
  • Pdf File: my-truth-a-mist-in-time.pdf

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A new Regent was leading Scotland in the fall of 1332. Robert the Brus had been buried at Dunfermline Abbey; his most loyal lieutenants James Douglas and Thomas Randolph were dead as well. Tragedy struck quickly at Duplin Moor; the subterfuge of Scots in sympathy to Edward Balliol and the Disinherited led many bravepatriots to their unnecessary deaths. This third book of the Douglas Trilogy, the sequel to the Braveheart legacy takes the reader through the volatile years of the 14th century as the author crafts the true stories of the next generation of Douglas knights; the grandsons of Sir William le Hardi, Lord Douglas. Returning from their exile in Normandy and adventures in Piacenza, Italy, young William and his cousin Archibald the Grim seize the gauntlets of the doughty Douglas; the Patriotic Cause stirring in their blood they set their sights on liberating Scotland. Follow these Earls of Douglas as they embrace the words of the old Crusader; following their truth, defending the cause of Freedom in this exciting conclusion of the real-life story of the Douglas Clan and the Scottish Wars for National Independence.

Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law

By Lloyd R. Cohen,Joshua D. Wright
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 0857930648
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 861
  • Pdf File: research-handbook-on-the-economics-of-family-law.pdf

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Those not learned in the economic arts believe that economics is either solely or essentially concerned with commercial relations. And, so it was, originally. Then, in the second half of the 20th century, economists began applying their minimalist but sturdy tools to other human activities such as marriage, child-bearing, crime, religion and social groups. In this spirit, the Research Handbook on the Economics of Family Law gives us a series of original essays by distinguished scholars in economics, law or both. The essays represent a variety of approaches to the field. Many contain extensive surveys of the literature with respect to the particular question they address. Some employ empirical economics, others are more narrowly legal. They have in common one thing: each scholar employs a core economic tool or insight to shed light on some aspect of family law and social institutions broadly understood. Topics covered include: divorce, child support, infant feeding, abortion access, prostitution, the decline in marriage, birth control and incentives for partnering. This comprehensive and enlightening volume will be a valuable reference for those interested in law and economics generally and family law in particular.