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Blue Above the Chimneys
Author: Christine Marion Fraser
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141972513
Pages: 256
Year: 2012-01-19
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The wild childhood of a Glasgow tenement urchin Born during the Second World War in Glasgow, Christine Fraser was her mother's eighth child. Growing up with her siblings in a tiny flat, learning to avoid her hardworking, hard-drinking one-eyed father, making a menace of herself in the streets along with the other urchins, Christine lived an impoverished life but never once cared. Until she was struck down by a terrible illness. Suddenly, her wild days of childhood were over. A long spell in hospital completely changed her life. Now she found herself dependent on others for so many of her needs. And on top of that her mother and father died. Yet Christine was always resourceful and never once looked down. She knew that always there, if you looked hard enough, was some blue up above the chimneys.
Shoes Were For Sunday
Author: Molly Weir
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241957931
Pages: 208
Year: 2012-03-29
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'Poverty is a very exacting teacher and I had been taught well' The post-war urban jungle of the Glasgow tenements was the setting for Molly Weir's childhood. From sharing a pull-out bed in her mother's tiny kitchen to running in terror from the fever van, it was an upbringing that was cemented in hardship. Hunger, cold and sickness was an everyday reality and complaining was not an option. Despite the crippling poverty, there was a vivacity to the tenements that kept spirits high. Whether Molly was brushing the hair of her wizened neighbour Mrs MacKay, running to Jimmy's chip shop for a ha'penny of crimps or dancing at the annual fair, there wasn't a moment to spare for self-pity. Molly never let it get her down as she and the other urchins knew how to make do with nothing. And at the centre of her world was her fearsome but loving Grannie, whose tough, independent spirit taught Molly to rise above her pitiful surroundings and achieve her dreams.
Chimney Swifts
Author: Paul D. Kyle, Georgean Z. Kyle
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1585443719
Pages: 140
Year: 2005
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The Kyles share their knowledge and provide a peek into the secret life of these beneficial, insect-eating birds, and practical guidelines for homeowners to coexist peacefully with these remarkable birds.
Chimney Swift Towers
Author: Paul D. Kyle
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603445900
Pages: 96
Year: 2005-02-22
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Chimney Swifts, birds that nest and roost in chimneys, have been historically abundant in North America. But by the late 1980s, the number of swifts migrating to North America from the Amazon River Basin had declined. A growing number of people across North America are now constructing nesting towers and conducting Chimney Swift conservation projects in their own communities. With Chimney Swift Towers, concerned bird conservationists have a step-by-step guide to help them create more habitat for these beneficial, insect-eating birds. Chimney Swift experts Paul and Georgean Kyle give directions for building freestanding wooden towers, wooden kiosk towers, masonry towers, and other structures. Included are - design basics, - lists of materials needed, - useful diagrams and photographs, - and detailed instructions on site preparation, tower construction, installation, and maintenance. Anyone with basic woodworking or masonry skills and an interest in wildlife conservation will find this publication helpful. That includes do-it-yourselfers, homeowners involved in creating backyard habitat for wildlife, landscape and structural architects, park and wildscape managers, wildlife management area professionals, nature centers, garden centers, scout troops, and other civic organizations in search of community service projects.
Four Meals for Fourpence
Author: Grace Foakes
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 0748128921
Pages: 224
Year: 2011-05-12
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I was born in a tenement flat in the East End of London in the year in which Queen Victoria died.' FOUR MEALS FOR FOURPENCE is Grace Foakes's memories of her girlhood in Wapping in the early 1900s. With a child's uncluttered eye, she describes the small details - shopping in the market, men waiting for work at the dock gates, the rituals of washday, the sights, sounds and smells of the old East End of London. She also describes the fear - of illness, of unemployment, of the workhouse - that hung over her family and thousands like them, and her determination that her own children would never know the kind of poverty she had experienced.
The Secret of Chimneys
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062006738
Pages: 336
Year: 2010-02-10
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What is The Secret of Chimneys? A young drifter finds out when a favor for a friend pulls him into the heart of a deadly conspiracy in this captivating classic from Agatha Christie. Little did Anthony Cade suspect that an errand for a friend would place him at the center of a deadly conspiracy. Drawn into a web of intrigue, he begins to realize that the simple favor has placed him in serious danger. As events unfold, the combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Sûreté gradually converge on Chimneys, the great country estate that hides an amazing secret. . . .
Eastern Turkey
Author: Diana Darke
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 184162490X
Pages: 432
Year: 2014-05-01
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The only guide that unlocks the full mysteries of this little-known region of Turkey.
Roses Round the Door
Author: Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0006370527
Pages: 221
Year: 1985-08
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Tall Chimneys
Author: Allie Cresswell
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1978036914
Pages: 416
Year: 2017-12-05
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Considered a troublesome burden, Evelyn Talbot is banished by her family to their remote country house. Tall Chimneys is hidden in a damp and gloomy hollow. It is outmoded and inconvenient but Evelyn is determined to save it from the fate of so many stately homes at the time - abandonment or demolition. Occasional echoes of tumult in the wider world reach their sequestered backwater - the strident cries of political extremists, a furore of royal scandal, rumblings of the European war machine. But their isolated spot seems largely untouched. At times life is hard - little more than survival. At times it feels enchanted, almost outside of time itself. The woman and the house shore each other up - until love comes calling, threatening to pull them asunder. Her desertion will spell its demise, but saving Tall Chimneys could mean sacrificing her hope for happiness, even sacrificing herself. A century later, a distant relative crosses the globe to find the house of his ancestors. What he finds in the strange depression of the moor could change the course of his life forever. One woman, one house, one hundred years.
Ten Chimneys
Author: Diana Enright, Tanya Hazelton
ISBN: 1592992838
Pages: 384
Year: 2007-09-01
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For four decades, "The Fabulous Lunts" were the greatest acting team in the history of English stage. If a play was attached to their celebrity, it was an instant hit. Their world-class talent revolutionized live theater. They were "Lunt and Fontanne," their guests were literary giants, famous thespians and royalty, and their Wisconsin home-retreat was Ten Chimneys. Alfred and Lynn created this idyllic paradise but Jules, their black major domo, kept it running smoothly. In a region not known for cultural diversity, this quiet man behind Ten Chimneys' success was Diana's godfather. Diana was raised by her grandparents near the famed two hundred acre estate. When her life met tragedy, Mr. Lunt told her, "This pastoral countryside will most assuredly heal you, just like it did me." With their deaths, the rough-hewn wooden gate was closed and chain-locked. However, Ten Chimneys' story didn't end there. With flood lights befitting a Broadway premiere, hundreds, including Diana, gathered for the reopening of the Lunt's most enduring legacy, Ten Chimneys.
Tulips and Chimneys
Author: E. E. Cummings
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0871401657
Pages: 188
Year: 1996-08-17
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Fresh and candid, by turns earthy, tender, defiant, and romantic, Cummings's poems celebrate the uniqueness of each individual, the need to protest the dehumanizing force of organizations, and the exuberant power of love.
The Yellow Fairy Book
Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120104
Pages: 384
Year: 2012-05-04
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American Indian, Russian, German, Icelandic, French, and other stories — 48 in all — among them "The Tinder-box," "The Nightingale," and "How to Tell a True Princess." 104 illustrations.
The Return of Her Past
Author: Lindsay Armstrong
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 037313164X
Pages: 192
Year: 2013-06-18
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Once is a mistake, twice is a habit! Housekeeper's daughter Mia Gardiner knew her feelings for multimillionaire Carlos O'Connor were foolish. Until the day she caught the ruthless playboy's eye. Now Mia is older and wiser, but she has never forgotten the feel of his touch. Then, like a whirlwind, Carlos returns.… The girl he once knew is now a poised and sophisticated woman. Carlos is determined to rekindle their passionate past, but Mia's reluctance fires his blood. Refusing to be denied, he has one last trick up his sleeve: he'll save her ailing business in exchange for endless nights in his bed!
Let the Great World Spin
Author: Colum McCann
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588368734
Pages: 368
Year: 2009-06-23
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • Colum McCann’s beloved novel inspired by Philippe Petit’s daring high-wire stunt, which is also depicted in the film The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist Colum McCann’s stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author’s most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. Corrigan, a radical young Irish monk, struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Elegantly weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann’s powerful allegory comes alive in the unforgettable voices of the city’s people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the “artistic crime of the century.” A sweeping and radical social novel, Let the Great World Spin captures the spirit of America in a time of transition, extraordinary promise, and, in hindsight, heartbreaking innocence. Hailed as a “fiercely original talent” (San Francisco Chronicle), award-winning novelist McCann has delivered a triumphantly American masterpiece that awakens in us a sense of what the novel can achieve, confront, and even heal. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic. “This is a gorgeous book, multilayered and deeply felt, and it’s a damned lot of fun to read, too. Leave it to an Irishman to write one of the greatest-ever novels about New York. There’s so much passion and humor and pure lifeforce on every page of Let the Great World Spin that you’ll find yourself giddy, dizzy, overwhelmed.”—Dave Eggers “Stunning . . . [an] elegiac glimpse of hope . . . It’s a novel rooted firmly in time and place. It vividly captures New York at its worst and best. But it transcends all that. In the end, it’s a novel about families—the ones we’re born into and the ones we make for ourselves.”—USA Today “Mesmerizing . . . a Joycean look at the lives of New Yorkers changed by a single act on a single day . . . McCann’s marvelously rich novel . . . weaves a portrait of a city and a moment, dizzyingly satisfying to read and difficult to put down.”—The Seattle Times “Vibrantly whole . . . With a series of spare, gorgeously wrought vignettes, Colum McCann brings 1970s New York to life. . . . And as always, McCann’s heart-stoppingly simple descriptions wow.”—Entertainment Weekly “An act of pure bravado, dizzying proof that to keep your balance you need to know how to fall.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
King of the Sky
Author: Nicola Davies
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763695688
Pages: 48
Year: 2017
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When a young boy moves from his home in Italy to Wales, the only thing that cheers him up are the racing pigeons that Mr. Evans keeps in a loft behind his house.