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Olivia

Olivia

  • Author: Virginia Andrews
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471103978
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Olivia Logan was always the sensible one. The responsible sister. She would be the one to take over the family business. She would become the resilient caretaker of the Logan family - whether she wanted to or not. But Belinda, her younger sister, belonged only to herself. Flighty, flirtatious and possessed of a beauty that promised her a privileged life, Belinda was lavished with attention. Mother and Father, family friends, boys from school, they all adored Belinda. And as she matured into a young woman, her beauty became even more haunting. Then came the fateful night, when Olivia was awakened by the low whistle of the wind off the ocean... a whistle that became an unearthly wail coming from Belinda's bedroom. It was the tragic night that their father would forbid them to speak of ever again. The night they would never forget. The night that would send generations of Logans down an unavoidable path of lies, deceit and heartbreak.

Listening to Olivia

Listening to Olivia

Violence, Poverty, and Prostitution

  • Author: Jody Raphael
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9781555535964
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 308
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The harrowing story of a woman's descent into prostitution and addiction, the remarkable tale of her recovery, and an exposé of the global trafficking industry.

The Courtship of Olivia Langdon and Mark Twain

The Courtship of Olivia Langdon and Mark Twain

  • Author: Susan K. Harris
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521556507
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 202
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This biography places the correspondence and diaries of Langdon and Twain within the larger context of Victorian American culture.

Olivia Manning

Olivia Manning

A Woman at War

  • Author: Deirdre David
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 019165504X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 424
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Olivia Manning: A Woman at War is the first literary biography of the twentieth-century novelist Olivia Manning. It tells the story of a writer whose life and work were shaped by her own fierce ambition, and, like many of her generation, the events and aftermath of the Second World War. From the time she left Portsmouth for London in the mid-1930s determined to become a famous writer, through her wartime years in the Balkans and the Middle East, and until her death in London in 1980, Olivia Manning was a dedicated and hard-working author. Married to a British Council lecturer stationed in Bucharest, Olivia Manning arrived in Romania on the 3rd September 1939, the fateful day when Allied forces declared war on Germany. For the duration of World War Two, she kept one step ahead of invading German forces as she and her husband fled Romania for Greece, and then Greece for the Middle East, where they stayed until the end of the war. These tumultuous wartime years are the subject of her best-known and most transparently autobiographical novels, The Balkan Trilogy and The Levant Trilogy. Olivia Manning refused to be labelled a 'feminist,' but her novels depict with cutting insight and sardonic wit the marginal position of women striving for independent identity in arenas frequently controlled by men, whether on the frontlines of war or in the publishing world of the 1950s. However, she did not just write about World War Two and women's lives. Amongst other things, Manning published fiction about making do in Britain's post-war Age of Austerity, about desecration of the environment through uncontrolled development, and about the painful adjustment to post-war British life for young men. As the author of thirteen published novels, two volumes of short stories, several works of non-fiction, and a regular reviewer of contemporary fiction, she was a visible presence on the British literary scene throughout her life and her work provides a detailed insight into the period. Grounded in thorough research and enriched by discussion of previously unexamined manuscripts and letters, Olivia Manning: A Woman at War is a timely study of Olivia Manning's remarkable life. Deirdre David integrates incisive critical analysis of Manning's writing with extensive discussion of the historical contexts of her fiction.

Olivia

Olivia

The Biography of Olivia Newton-John

  • Author: Tim Ewbank
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0748110259
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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Now approaching her 60th birthday, Olivia Newton-John still exudes star power and timeless glamour. She has sold 60 million records around the world, topped the charts in the US and the UK four times, and is known all over the world for her role as Sandy opposite John Travolta in Grease. But behind the successful singing and film career lies the story of a remarkable survivor. Olivia's life has been repeatedly touched by trauma, heartache, personal tragedy and her own life-threatening cancer. Tim Ewbank's revealing biography charts the highs and lows of her career, and the personal crises that have affected her personal life - but never defeated her.

Dinner with OLIVIA

Dinner with OLIVIA

with audio recording

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1442447036
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 24
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Olivia is thrilled to be invited to Francine's house for dinner...she just knows it's going to be a very sophisticated evening. And then it's time for Olivia to have Francine over...but what will Francine think of her family's casual table manners?

Olivia's Time

Olivia's Time

  • Author: G.K. Sutton
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1479726672
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 699
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Two boys, whose father, a mob boss, is gunned down in cold blood, catapulting one into sudden unwanted responsibility. A girl, orphaned at three, taken by her rich grandmother to live in Atlanta. A ghetto kid, turned football player, shot down in an alley. An FBI agent, losing almost his entire family in a single day. A gifted musician, with an eye for women, suddenly distracted by a stranger. A woman, to all outward appearances wealthy and talented, who carries a dark secret. Then a murder occurs. Is there a connection?

Olivia Twist

Olivia Twist

A dark past, a glittering future, and the world between them

  • Author: Lorie Langdon
  • Publisher: Blink
  • ISBN: 0310763479
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 336
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Olivia Twist is an innovative reimagining of Charles Dickens' classic tale Oliver Twist, in which Olivia was forced to live as a boy for her own safety until she was rescued from the streets. Now eighteen, Olivia finds herself at a crossroads: revealed secrets threaten to destroy the "proper" life she has built for herself, while newfound feelings for an arrogant young man she shouldn't like could derail her carefully laid plans for the future. Olivia Brownlow is no damsel in distress. Born in a workhouse and raised as a boy among thieving London street gangs, she is as tough and cunning as they come. When she is taken in by her uncle after a caper gone wrong, her life goes from fighting and stealing on the streets to lavish dinners and soirees as a debutante in high society. But she can’t seem to escape her past … or forget the teeming slums where children just like her still scrabble to survive. Jack MacCarron rose from his place in London's East End to become the adopted "nephew" of a society matron. Little does society know that MacCarron is a false name for a boy once known among London gangs as the Artful Dodger, and that he and his “aunt” are robbing them blind every chance they get. When Jack encounters Olivia Brownlow in places he least expects, his curiosity is piqued. Why is a society girl helping a bunch of homeless orphan thieves? Even more intriguing, why does she remind him so much of someone he once knew? Jack finds himself wondering if going legit and risking it all might be worth it for love.

Olivia

Olivia

  • Author: Dorothy Strachey
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448130816
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 112
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When Olivia turns sixteen she is sent to a Parisian finishing school to broaden her education. Soon after her arrival, she finds herself falling under the spell of her beautiful and charismatic teacher. But Madamoiselle Julie's life is not as straightforward as Olivia imagines and the school year is destined to end abruptly in tragedy.

Haunting Olivia

Haunting Olivia

  • Author: Janelle Taylor
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
  • ISBN: 1420127438
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Bestselling author Janelle Taylor's novels of romantic suspense deliver it all--desire, deception, and thrilling danger. In Haunting Olivia, a magazine editor travels to her childhood home in Maine--and into a labyrinth of deception and fear. . . A Face From The Past. . . Olivia Sedgwick never really knew her wealthy father, and she can't imagine why he bequeathed his summer cottage to her. It's a cozy little place, but Blueberry, Maine, holds only bittersweet memories for Olivia--heartrending memories of Zach, her long-lost first love, and the child she gave up for adoption. But what begins as a brief trip north to inspect her new property becomes a journey of revelation when she runs into Zach himself--and their beautiful daughter. And A Threat To Her Future. . . Zach is stunned that Olivia has returned to the small town where they fell in love. But what's more shocking is the realization that her father lied to them both, driving them apart all those years ago. Rebuilding their relationship offers a temptation that neither of them can resist. But someone is determined to break apart their small family once more, and will stop at nothing to do it. . . "Excellent . . . motives abound in this tale of dark suspense and romance."--Romantic Times on Watching Amanda