The Snow Gypsy

The Snow Gypsy

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From the bestselling author of The Woman on the Orient Express comes a haunting novel of two women--one determined to uncover the past and the other determined to escape it. At the close of World War II, London is in ruins and Rose Daniel isn't at peace. Eight years ago, her brother disappeared while fighting alongside Gypsy partisans in Spain. From his letters, Rose has just two clues to his whereabouts--his descriptions of the spectacular south slopes of the Sierra Nevada and his love for a woman who was carrying his child. In Spain, it has been eight years since Lola Aragon's family was massacred. Eight years since she rescued a newborn girl from the arms of her dying mother and ran for her life. She has always believed that nothing could make her return...until a plea for help comes from a desperate stranger. Now, Rose, Lola, and the child set out on a journey from the wild marshes of the Camargue to the dazzling peaks of Spain's ancient mountain communities. As they come face-to-face with war's darkest truths, their lives will be changed forever by memories, secrets, and friendships.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
Release : 2019-02
File : 332 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1542040043


The Complete Poems Of Carl Sandburg

The Complete Poems Of Carl Sandburg

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A compilation of the American poet's works includes the contents of such acclaimed anthologies as "Chicago Poems," "Cornhuskers," and "Smoke and Steel."

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Genre : Poetry
Author by : Carl Sandburg
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1970
File : 797 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0151009961


Representations Of The Gypsy In The Romantic Period

Representations Of The Gypsy In The Romantic Period

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In early eighteenth-century texts, the gypsy is frequently figured as an amusing rogue; by the Victorian period, it has begun to take on a nostalgic, romanticized form, abandoning sublimity in favour of the bucolic fantasy propagated by George Borrow and the founding members of the Gypsy Lore Society. Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period argues that, in the gap between these two situations, the figure of the gypsy is exploited by Romantic-period writers and artists, often in unexpected ways. Drawing attention to prominent writers (including Wordsworth, Austen, Clare, Cowper and Brontë) as well as those less well-known, Sarah Houghton-Walker examines representations of gypsies in literature and art from 1780-1830, alongside the contemporary socio-historical events and cultural processes which put pressure on those representations. She argues that, raising troubling questions by its repeated escape from the categories of enlightenment discourses which might seek to 'know' or 'understand' in empirical ways, the gypsy exists both within and outside of conventional English society. The figure of the gypsy is thus available to writers and artists to facilitate the articulation of dilemmas and anxieties taking various forms, and especially as a lens through which questions of knowledge and identity (which is often mutable, and troubling) might be focussed. .

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Sarah Houghton-Walker
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2014-10-16
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780191030161


The House At Mermaid S Cove

The House At Mermaid S Cove

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As World War II rages, love, mystery, and secrets collide on the English coast in a riveting novel by the bestselling author of The Snow Gypsy. In April 1943 a young woman washes ashore on a deserted beach in Cornwall, England. With shorn hair and a number stitched on her tattered chemise, Alice is the survivor of a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat. She's found by the mysterious Viscount Jack Trewella, who suspects that she's a prisoner of war or a spy. But the secret Alice asks Jack to keep is one he could never have guessed, and it creates an intimate bond he never expected. With her true identity hidden beneath the waves, Alice grasps the chance to reinvent herself. But as she begins to fall for Jack, she discovers he has secrets too--ones echoing the legend of a mermaid said to lure men into the dark depths of the sea. For two strangers in the shadow of war, lost love, and haunting memories, is it time to let go of the past? Or to finally face it--whatever the risks?

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
Release : 2020-08-11
File : 318 Pages
ISBN-13 : 154200635X


Journal Of The Gypsy Lore Society

Journal Of The Gypsy Lore Society

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Genre : Romanies
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Release : 1911
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : MINN:31951D005401294


The Seed Beneath The Snow

The Seed Beneath The Snow

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This tender and personal memoir by the poet Joanna Ramsey of George Mackay Brown gives an account of some aspects of the last eight years of his life in Stromness, Orkney, and of the friendship between them. It also provides a background to his poem ‘A New Child: ECL 11 June 1993’ (included in the anthology Following a Lark), which he wrote for Joanna’s daughter. There are many small details of George’s day to day life in those last years that are not included in any other account. Also included are an unpublished poem written for Joanna, and a number of birthday acrosti written for her and her daughter, Emma. In his final years George Mackay Brown rarely travelled beyond Stromness, but many of his friends visited him there; the book is also peopled by George’s other friends, and paints a portrait of a man who remained very dear and important to others until his death and beyond it.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Joanna Ramsey
Publisher : Sandstone Press Ltd
Release : 2015-08-20
File : 270 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781910124529


The Gypsy King

The Gypsy King

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A runaway slave with a shadowy past, sixteen-year-old Persephone has spent four long years toiling beneath the leering gaze of her despised owner and dreaming of a life where she is free to shape her own destiny. Then, one night, a chance encounter with a handsome chicken thief named Azriel changes her life forever. Sold to him for a small bag of gold coins, Persephone soon discovers what she already suspected: namely, that Azriel is not what he seems. And when she realizes that he believes Persephone has a special destiny—she is determined to escape him and his impossibly broad shoulders. But things are no longer as simple as they once were. Torn between her longing for freedom and her undeniable feelings for the handsome thief with the fast hands and the slow smile, Persephone faces the hardest choice she will ever have to make. And no one—least of all her—could have imagined the shocking truth her decision will reveal.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author by : Maureen Fergus
Publisher : Penguin Canada
Release : 2013-01-22
File : 400 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780143188315


The Gypsy Piano Tuner

The Gypsy Piano Tuner

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This is a collection of punchy short stories about various Romani people, well told and authentic. There is humour and pathos - a thoroughly good read.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Janna Eliot
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2012-08-01
File : 104 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780955983252


Fallen Snow

Fallen Snow

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"A mix of fairy tales and modernism with romance, adventure, and magic...a perfect fit!" Snow found herself falling into another world...literally...as she ran from her evil stepmother who was trying to kill her. And now, a new world full of romance and mystery and magic awaited her. But, she is still hunted...still in constant fear for her life from that witch. Searching for her "prince and protector" among the handsome strangers in this mystical remote village, she finds new friends among its residents, both historical and present-day folks. It was a mysterious woods where once you fall into it, you can’t leave. This was her new home, a world of magic and new family and friends and...romance. A new twist on a fairy tale retelling and re-imagining romance adventure...‘Fallen Snow’ is the first book in the Whispering Willows series. "...a captivating fairy tale and fantasy book featuring the theme of romance!"--Five Star Review

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Diana Dawn
Publisher : Diana Dawn Books
Release : 2019-10-13
File : 167 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781393206910


The Woman On The Orient Express

The Woman On The Orient Express

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Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can't neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey. And Agatha isn't the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling's first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson, newly married but carrying another man's child, is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect - with lasting repercussions.

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Genre : Female friendship
Author by : Lindsay Jayne Ashford
Publisher : Charnwood
Release : 2018-05
File : 416 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1444836714