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Coming Up for Air

Author : George Orwell
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"Coming Up for Air" is the seventh book by English writer George Orwell, published in June 1939 by Victor Gollancz. It was written between 1938 and 1939 while Orwell spent time recuperating from illness in French Morocco, mainly in Marrakesh. He delivered the completed manuscript to Victor Gollancz upon his return to London in March 1939. The story follows George Bowling, a 45-year old husband, father, and insurance salesman, who foresees World War II and attempts to recapture idyllic childhood innocence and escape his dreary life by returning to Lower Binfield, his birthplace. The novel is comical and pessimistic, with its view that speculative builders, commercialism, and capitalism are killing the best of rural England and the existence of new, external threats.

Coming Up for Air

Author : Margaret Randall
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Coming Up for Air

Author : Miranda Kenneally
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Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat. All of Maggie's focus and free time is spent swimming. She's not only striving to earn scholarships—she's training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team, and cheers her on. But Levi's already earned an Olympic tryout, so Maggie feels even more pressure to succeed. And it's not until Maggie's away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the "typical" high school experience she's missed by being in the pool. No one to shy away from a challenge, Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. After all, they already spend a lot of time together. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to sacrifice in the water to win at love?

Coming Up for Air

Author : Nicole B. Tyndall
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For fans of Nina LaCour and The Spectacular Now, a powerful coming-of-age story about a girl with creative aspirations and the boy who charms his way into her life, centering on themes of addiction, loss, and the tumultuousness of first love--and how to find strength when everything falls apart. Ever since her mom's cancer scare, Hadley hasn't been one for taking risks. And after seeing her sister go through one too many heartbreaks, she definitely has no interest in dating. Hadley just wants to keep her head down and enjoy the rest of high school with her friends, focusing on her photography and getting into the art school of her dreams. Then enters Braden, star of the swim team and precisely the kind of person Hadley avoids, all bravado and charm and impulsivity. From their first moment together, they are perfect sparring partners, equally matched. And it's intoxicating. Braden sees her, really sees her, and Hadley decides it might be time to break all her rules. Braden shows Hadley how to live again, and soon Hadley is happier than she'll ever admit out loud. But that's before her family is faced with devastating news, and Braden starts hiding a growing, dark secret. As it threatens to shatter everything they've built, Hadley must confront her own actions and determine if she has the strength to walk away.

Coming Up for Air

Author : Patti Callahan Henry
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On the coast of Alabama, there is a house cloaked in mystery, a place that reveals the truth and changes lives... Ellie Calvin is caught in a dying marriage, and she knows this. With her beloved daughter away at college and a growing gap between her and her husband – between her reality and the woman she wants to be – she doesn't quite seem to fit into her own life. But everything changes after her controlling mother, Lillian, passes away. Ellie's world turns upside down when she sees her ex-boyfriend, Hutch, at her mother's funeral and learns that he is in charge of a documentary that involved Lillian before her death. He wants answers to questions that Ellie's not sure she can face, until, in the painful midst of going through her mother's things, she discovers a hidden diary – and a window onto stories buried long ago. As Ellie and Hutch start speaking for the first time in years, Ellie's closed heart slowly begins to open. Fighting their feelings, they set out together to dig into Lillian's history. Using both the diary and a trip to the Summer House, a mysterious and seductive bayside home, they gamble that they can work together and not fall in love again. But in piecing together a decades-old unrequited-love story, they just might uncover the secrets in their own hearts...

Coming Up for Air

Author : Sarah Leipciger
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A breathtaking, deeply immersive story of three extraordinary lives bound together across oceans and time, yet whose paths will never cross. 'A stunning, stirring story told with exceptional skill and rare beauty' TERRI WHITE 'Glittering. A triumph.' RACHEL JOYCE **LONGLISTED FOR THE HWA GOLD CROWN 2020** On the banks of the River Seine in 1899, a young woman takes her final breath before plunging into the icy water. Although she does not know it, her decision will set in motion an astonishing chain of events. It will lead to 1950s Norway, where a grieving toy-maker is on the cusp of a transformative invention, all the way to present-day Canada where a journalist, battling a terrible disease, risks everything for one last chance to live. Taking inspiration from a remarkable true story, Coming Up for Air is a bold, richly imagined novel about the transcendent power of storytelling and the immeasurable impact of every human life. MORE PRAISE FOR COMING UP FOR AIR: 'Extraordinary.' FRANCIS SPUFFORD 'Vivid, evocative, moving. I loved it' CLAIRE FULLER 'Spellbinding and beautifully written.' CARYS BRAY 'Dazzling . . . I savoured every word of its beautiful prose' PRIMA

Coming Up for Air

Author : Amanda Meuwissen
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Merman Tolly saves thief Leigh from drowning by granting a kiss--allowing Leigh to breathe underwater and Tolly to trade his tail for legs. To keep his legs and avoid death at the hands of his people, Tolly needs a vow of love, but it won't come easily.

Two Wasted Years 1943

Author : George Orwell
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Orwell described his time at the BBC as "two wasted years," yet this volume continues to show how much he achieved. Among the educational series in this period were those devoted to new developments in science, modern English verse, great dramatists, and psychology. Orwell continued to broadcast to Malaya, and wrote and read news commentaries for Indonesia. He wrote over a dozen reviews, several essays, and a long study, The Detective Story, printed here for the first time in its original French version and an English translation. The volume concludes with the devastating report by an Intelligence Officer on the ineffectiveness of the BBC's broadcasting service to India, as well as Orwell's preparatory notes for The Quick & the Dead and The Last Man in Europe.

Coming Up for Air

Author : Margaret Becker
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An award-winning recording artist shares a unique glimpse of a woman's universal search for personal purpose and authenticity through intimate journal entries that are by turns humorous and refreshingly candid.

Coming Up for Air by George Orwell

Author : George Orwell
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Coming Up For Air

Author : D. Sean
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Echo Wells is still struggling to mend the pieces of her torn life. Just when she feels like she’s moving forward she discovers that she’s been targeted by someone determined to take even more from her than she’s already lost. She receives threats and unmarked packages which unveil one secret after another. Unsure of who she can trust, Echo finds herself drowning in a sea of lies, until a stranger throws her a lifeline.

Coming Up for Air

Author : Beth Sawi
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Leave work at five and don't feel guilty! Beth Sawi, tells you how to make more time for your personal life while still enhancing the quality of your work life.The balance issue can affect anyone. Despite the hard work and dedication her job demands, Sawi has found ways to get out of the home/office time bind and be an active parent to her two children and shares them in this book.

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Coming Up for Air

Author : Lesley Choyce
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Coming Up for Air

Author : Nancy Frederiksen
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Coming Up for Air

Author : Karen Foley
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Subject: Army Major Chance Rawlins, Helicopter Pilot. Current Status: Soon-to-be-deployed to Afghanistan. Mission: Report to Captain Jenna Larson for a sexy, one-night inspection. Obstacle: She's mistaken him for another man! Major Chance Rawlins has a bit of a reputation, both in and outside of the helicopter cockpit. He's a hotshot, and he knows it. But when he enjoys a spontaneously naughty night with Captain Jenna Larson, Chance realizes Jenna has no idea who he is...and that she's mistaken him for his twin brother! Since it was just a one-nighter, Chance decides not to give the game away. But when their paths cross again in the dry heat of Afghanistan, Chance sees an opportunity to show Jenna exactly who he is-and what he can do to her. After all, the best pilots know when to hold back...and when to engage in a little sexy fire! Uniformly Hot! The Few. The Proud. T

Coming Up for Air

Author : Simone Mondesir
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Animal Farm

Author : George Orwell
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Coming Up for Air

Author : Craig Foltz
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Fiction and drawings. 18 loose-leaf pages. Hand-bound. $5. --Loudmouth Collective.

Burmese Days

Author : George Orwell
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Orwell draws on his experience in the Indian Imperial Police for his first novel, BURMESE DAYS, a devastating indictment of British colonial rule (he resigned 'to escape not merely from imperialism but from every form of man's dominion over man', as he later wrote). John Flory, cowardly and self-pitying, makes an unlikely but all-too-human tragic hero as he defies convention and prejudice to befriend an Indian doctor, then shoots himself when the girl who had seemed to promise escape from the stultifying 'lie' of colonial life refuses to marry him. While reporting on the dark side of the Raj, Orwell nonetheless came under the spell of the landscape of the East, and the exotic background of BURMESE DAYS inspired his most lush descriptive writing. ...Back in England, Orwell tackles capitalism, nonconformity and compromise in KEEP THE ASPIDISTRA FLYING. Youthful idealist and would-be author Gordon Comstock rebels against a life of middle-class respectability (symbolized by the aspidistra), abandoning his job with an advertising company to work part-time in a bookshop. But everything goes wrong: alternately proud and self-loathing, he lets himself sink into poverty; he is unable to write; he gets his long-suffering girlfriend pregnant. At the end, respectably married - and with an aspidistra of his own -he is back at his old firm writing copy for deodorant ads. Grimly comic - and again, written from Orwell's own experience, this time of living in the London slums - KEEP THE ASPIDISTRA FLYING is a still-relevant commentary on society's subservience to 'the Money God' and an affirmation of the power of human relationships to survive in spite of it.In COMING UP FOR AIR, George Bowling, married, mortgaged and middle aged, deals with his mid-life crisis by forsaking dull suburbia for a rural idyll. But the fondly remembered village of his childhood has been transformed by the very 'Progress' he seeks to escape: the estate where he used to fish has been built over; the pond turned into a rubbish dump. An old girlfriend fails to recognize him, and she herself is shockingly ravaged by time. Written in 1938-9, COMING UP FOR AIR is permeated with nostalgia for the England of a more tranquil age - before industrialization and capitalism had done their worst - and overshadowed by premonitions of what is to come - 'the war and the after-war, Hitler, Stalin, bombs, machine-guns, food-queues, rubber truncheons'. Above all, it unsparingly confronts the failure of youthful dreams and the impossibility of ever reclaiming the past.