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Wave Me Goodbye

Wave Me Goodbye

  • Author: Jacqueline Wilson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448198062
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 289
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September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train with her schoolmates. She doesn’t know where she’s going, or what’s going to happen to her when she gets there. All she has been told is that she’s going on ‘a little holiday’. Shirley is billeted in the country, with two boys from East End London, Kevin and Archie – and their experiences living in the strange, half-empty Red House, with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley, will change their lives for ever. Award-winning, bestselling and beloved author Jacqueline Wilson turns to this period of history for the first time, in this beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known.

Wave Me Goodbye

Wave Me Goodbye

Stories of the Second World War

  • Author: Anne Boston,Jenny Hartley
  • Publisher: Virago Press
  • ISBN: 9781844080311
  • Category: English fiction
  • Page: 631
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An invaluable omnibus that brings together women as diverse as Barbara Cartland, Virginia Woolf, Doris Lessing, a Soho street-sweeper and an air-raid warden. Containing fiction and non-fiction from some of the most well-known writers of the twentieth century, as well as those who had never written before, this fascinating collection opens a window on to a hidden landscape of war.

Wave Me Goodbye

Wave Me Goodbye

  • Author: Ruby Jackson
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007506287
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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A compelling story of tragedy and triumph in WWII -the second in a series of books featuring four young women whose lives will be forever changed by the war. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Annie Groves.

Wave Me Goodbye (Part One: Chapters 1–7)

Wave Me Goodbye (Part One: Chapters 1–7)

  • Author: Ruby Jackson
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007561237
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 84
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Wave Me Goodbye can be read either as a full length book or in 3 serialised eBook only parts.

Ballettschuhe

Ballettschuhe

  • Author: Noel Streatfeild
  • Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3646920157
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 272
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Pauline will eine berühmte Schauspielerin werden, Petrova interessiert sich für Flugzeuge und schnelle Autos und die kleine Posy würde am liebsten Tag und Nacht tanzen. Die drei Fossil-Schwestern sind wirklich ganz schön verschieden. Deswegen geht es in Großonkel Matthews gemütlichem Haus auch oft sehr trubelig zu. Doch in einem sind sich die drei einig: Egal, was passiert - sie werden immer zusammenhalten. "Einer der ersten Romane von Mädchen, die ihr Leben unerschrocken und vergnügt selbst in die Hand nehmen. Ein reines Vergnügen, diesen Klassiker wieder zu lesen oder neu zu entdecken." (Sybil Gräfin Schönfeldt)

Tracy Baker ist unschlagbar

Tracy Baker ist unschlagbar

  • Author: Jacqueline Wilson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783473523139
  • Category:
  • Page: 299
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Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye

Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye

  • Author: Marius Gabriel
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781503945227
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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As the devastating years of the Second World War march ever closer, the beautiful Redcliffe sisters must face their own struggles and navigate the perils of growing up—and growing apart. Eldest sister Isobel—passionate, domineering, misguided—is infatuated with Fascism. But can she continue to justify her dangerous political beliefs when faced with the shocking realities of Nazi Germany? Insecure and introverted Felicity, youngest of the three, is about to take her vows and enter the convent, against her sisters' wish. A chance meeting with an American soldier threatens the very foundations of her decisions. Chiara, the bright and happy golden child, is more interested in the gay whirl of the season than matters of faith or ideology. But even her breezy innocence cannot survive the harsh lessons of heartbreak and war. Each sister must follow her own path and, as they do so, their differences threaten to take them beyond the realms of forgiveness.

A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

One POW's Story of Escape and Evasion During World War II

  • Author: Charles Granquist
  • Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
  • ISBN: 0980658225
  • Category: Prisoner-of-war escapes
  • Page: 201
  • View: 8048
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Granqist's account of his wartime experiences adds another important chapter to the story of Australian World War II POW's while showcasing the spirit, humour, persistence, and ingenuity of an Aussie Digger.

Into Dust and Fire

Into Dust and Fire

Five Young Americans Who Went First to Fight the Nazi Army

  • Author: Rachel S. Cox
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101579978
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
  • View: 1902
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“A moving, beautifully-written tale… Rachel Cox has produced a masterpiece of storytelling, infused with romance, danger, adventure, humor, and heartbreaking loss. It is, hands down, the best description of the transformation of untested young men into soldiers that I have ever read.” — Lynne Olson, New York Times Bestselling Author of Those Angry Days The untold story of five young American friends who left the ivory towers at Harvard and Dartmouth to take on Rommel's Panzers under the blazing sun of North Africa… In the spring of 1941, with Europe consumed by war and occupation, Britain stood alone against the Nazi menace. The United States remained wary of joining the costly and destructive conflict. But for five extraordinary young Americans, the global threat of fascism was too great to ignore. Six months before Pearl Harbor, these courageous idealists left their promising futures behind to join the beleaguered British Army. Fighting as foreigners, they were shipped off to join the Desert Rats, the 7th Armoured Division of the British Eighth Army, who were battling Field Marshal Rommel’s panzer division. The Yanks would lead antitank and machine-gun platoons into combat at the Second Battle of El Alamein, the twelve-day epic of tank warfare that would ultimately turn the tide for the Allies. A fitting tribute to five men whose commitment to freedom transcended national boundaries, Into Dust and Fire is a gripping true tale of idealism, courage, camaraderie, sacrifice, and heroism. INCLUDES PHOTOS From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dutch Treat

Dutch Treat

A Novel of World War II

  • Author: Tristan Jones
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781574091168
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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A powerful novel set against the somber background of Dunkirk and the Blitzkrieg.

Die unglaubliche Geschichte der Tracy Baker

Die unglaubliche Geschichte der Tracy Baker

  • Author: Jacqueline Wilson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783473522958
  • Category:
  • Page: 175
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The Cambridge History of the English Short Story

The Cambridge History of the English Short Story

  • Author: Dominic Head
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316739147
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: N.A
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The Cambridge History of the English Short Story is the first comprehensive volume to capture the literary history of the English short story. Charting the origins and generic evolution of the English short story to the present day, and written by international experts in the field, this book covers numerous transnational and historical connections between writers, modes and forms of transmission. Suitable for English literature students and scholars of the English short story generally, it will become a standard work of reference in its field.

Charlies Doppelleben

Charlies Doppelleben

  • Author: Jacqueline Wilson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783789151156
  • Category:
  • Page: 236
  • View: 3373
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Charlie hat es wirklich nicht einfach: ihre Mutter wird arbeitslos und mit ihrer neuen Lehrerin versteht sie sich auch nicht. Diese setzt sie ausgerechnet neben Jamie, den grössten Streber der Klasse! Und dann auch noch dieses Geschichtsprojekt über die Viktorianer! Ab 10.

Toro! Toro!

Toro! Toro!

eine Geschichte aus Andalusien

  • Author: Michael Morpurgo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783791513539
  • Category:
  • Page: 124
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Out in the Army

Out in the Army

My Life as a Gay Soldier

  • Author: James Wharton
  • Publisher: Biteback Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849546185
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
  • View: 1120
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"A highly readable and distinctly 21st-century boy's own tale." BEN SUMMERSKILL OBESeeking escape from the quiet countryside of North Wales, the young James Wharton joined the British Army with adventure on his mind - and he found it...At basic training, boozing and brawling accompany the daily trials of army life, but all the while James faces a battle of his own: he is gay, and finding the courage to tell not only his family and friends but also his fellow soldiers will be the biggest challenge of all.Written with searing honesty, and updated to include a new chapter, James charts his incredible journey from punchbag to poster boy, describing the troubles and trials of coming to terms with his sexuality via late nights in Soho clubs and early mornings at ceremonial events.The first openly gay person to appear on the cover of Soldier, the British Army's official magazine, James has played an active role in developing support networks for gay men and women within the forces.A courageous and candid account from the soldier who escorted the Queen to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, endured rocket attacks in the deserts of Iraq and served bravely alongside Prince Harry on the plains of Canada - this is James's life out in the army."A fascinating and charming insight into a remarkable life that wouldn't have been possible just a few years ago." MATT CAIN, FORMER CUL TURE EDITOR, CHANNEL 4 NEWS

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

  • Author: Nelson Mandela
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104031541
  • Category: History
  • Page: 864
  • View: 4900
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Ambitions Fulfilled

Ambitions Fulfilled

  • Author: Delia Berryman
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781462889143
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 135
  • View: 8347
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Before me there were a few, after me there shall be no more . . . . As I begin to pen my life’s story, I realize that God is to be thanked for His mercy, goodness and grace that has kept me for such a time as this. Today I find myself living on God’s promised three score and ten, and if by reason of strength they may be fourscore – which amounts to eighty years in time. I stand at the threshold of my promised eighty years “with strength” and in God’s favor. Life for me has been quite a journey and most of my ambitions have been achieved and found to be very fulfilling. I am grateful to have been able to accept the opportunities and challenges that have confronted me in my careers and travels. I retired from the U. S. Air Force after 20 years of honorable service. I was fortunate to have people in my life to help strengthen me when I was weak or needed assistance. I covet the memories I have experienced and will never forget the people who were the most influential. I was blessed to complete a second career as a Policeman at Indianapolis, University Purdue University of Indiana. Becoming physically handicapped, I was forced to retire after 23 years of time served instead of the 25- 30 years I had intended. It has been a pleasure to research my past, and with the help of my wife, Delia, I’ve been successful in getting my story in print. I pray you will enjoy reading what I have to share with you and prayerfully I will inspire someone to seek out a lifetime career in the “Army” of the Lord and the U. S. Military Service. Of all the pride I possess for land and country, I’m most proud and thankful that I am where God needed me to be at this time in my life and I have realized the state of mental strain I’m in and now fully seeking the help I so desperately need to get well. I sincerely regret that I fathered no children, especially a son to carry on my family’s name and legacy – therefore, after me there shall be no more!

Classrooms in the Shade

Classrooms in the Shade

  • Author: Shanthee Manjoo
  • Publisher: Real African Publishers
  • ISBN: 0987034820
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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From the opening Sanskrit mantra to the final act of voting in South Africa's first democratic elections, this lyrical memoir provides a unique perspective on South Africa's modern history. The account shows how a young Hindu woman of Indian ancestry, living in South Africa in the 1940s, defied convention, married a Muslim man, and became an activist at time when Muslim women were seldom seen in such a role. As a teacher, she spoke up during the political strife of that highly segregated era, which included the relocation of Indians and angry student boycotts, and here shares her philosophies and insights into education. Filled with characters from both a personal and national context, the memoir captures the nuances of an important time and place.

Propeller-Opa

Propeller-Opa

  • Author: David Walliams
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644401373
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 464
  • View: 8844
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«Propeller-Opa» hat mir so viel Spaß gemacht, dass ich mir zeitweise einen Enkel gewünscht habe. (Jürgen von der Lippe) Vor vielen Jahren, als noch Krieg herrschte, war Jacks Opa ein berühmter Pilot. Aber nun wird er immer verwirrter im Kopf. Und als Opa ins Altersheim Twilight Towers kommen soll, das von der finsteren Vorsteherin Miss Swine geführt wird, ist Jack entschlossen, seinem Opa zur Flucht zur verhelfen. Doch die böse Vorsteherin ist ihnen dicht auf den Fersen ...