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The Climbing Boy

The Climbing Boy

Mark Lichterman
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At nearer the age of five than four, illegally sold into the London chimney sweeping trade as a chimney sweep's apprentice--a Climbing Boy--for the pittance of back rent owed to the landlord of the shack he had lived in with his widowed, just-deceased mother, Zachariah became little more than a slave to his owner, an abusive inebriate.

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The Rose of York: Fall from Grace

The Rose of York: Fall from Grace

Sandra Worth
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IN A TUMULTUOUS ERA marked by peril and intrigue, reversals of fortune and violent death, the passions of a few rule the destiny of England and change the course of history ... Richard III's reign is buried in mystery and controversy. For many, he is a monster of biblical proportions.

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The Rose of York: Crown of Destiny

Sandra Worth
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AFTER EDWARD IV's death in 1483, his detested queen Elizabeth Woodville makes a grab for power in court rotten with intrigue. To avert civil war, Richard of Gloucester must betray his royal brother's secret, for which another brother has already died. With war looming, to protect those he loves, Richard is forced into the most excruciating decision of his life, one that will change the course of history.

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The Rose of York: Love & War

Sandra Worth
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SET IN MALORY'S ENGLAND during the Wars of the Roses and based on history, this stirring tale of passion and romance tells the love story of the two star-crossed lovers, Richard of Gloucester and Lady Anne Neville, before they become King and Queen of England.

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Ten Acres is Enough

Edmund Morris
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Recently we have seen a great back-to-the-land movement, with many young professional people returning to small scale farming; thus it is great fun to read about someone who did exactly the same thing in 1864.

Reconstruction by Way of the Soil

Guy Wrench
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Dr Wrench takes us on a wide-ranging journey through the history of some of the world's most important civilizations, concentrating on the relationship between humanity and the soil. He shows how farming practices and how the soil is treated have brought about both the rise and fall of civilizations, from the ancient Romans, to the Chinese, and the Muslim world.

The Day of the Nefilim

David Major
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“THERE IS NOTHING more joyous to me than discovering new, raw creativity. David Major, regardless of his hallucinogen(s) of choice, is a rare find and a fun read. With a smidgeon of Douglas Adams, he spends all of six pages before rearranging our world with a sledgehammer and sending us down into underground caves, underworld civilizations in a ship that sails the winds of time..."

Tritcheon Hash

Sue Lange
Paperback

INVENTIVE FEMINIST SCI-FI that goes for laughs, not lectures, while still supplying the jolt and provocation good speculative work requires. Perhaps the most illuminating of its many running jokes are the many nightmare exaggerations of how males can seem to the so-called fairer sex.

A Man’s Guide to Babies

John Zakour
Paperback

The author wrote this book because when he was first learning to deal with his new-born son, he was pretty much a big confused lug. He had no idea what to do. He's still a big lug, but is not quite as confused. By writing this book he hopes to share his wisdom with other men, and let them know that they are not alone in their confusion. Like they say, there is safety in numbers.

A Man’s Guide to Pregnancy

John Zakour
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Your wife is pregnant. To put it in its simplest terms, she has a real live little person growing at a fantastic rate inside her body. In the span of roughly nine months this baby will grow from the size of one little cell (really small) to around the size of a watermelon (really big when you think about it—although you might not want to mention that analogy to your wife). In between, hormones fire off, chemicals interact, and this little cell grows arms, legs, organs, and everything else a baby needs to be a living, breathing, little person that will be wrecking the car before you know it...

For Better or Worse

Mark Lichterman
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SEVEN YEARS that changed the history of the world and the complexion of America. Taking place in New York City, Chicago and Central Illinois, the characterizations and situations coinciding with historical events. Paths crossed when he was five years old while crossing a street with his mother on the west side of Chicago, the same old man seen again crossing a street in Brighton Beach, New York... seventeen years later.

Diary of a Curtain Twitcher

Andy Davie
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JOHN JOINER, an agoraphobic writer, has his secluded routine disturbed by the arrival of a temporary housekeeper, Maria. Together, they stumble across a plot to kill a very wealthy and powerful businessman. Things go from bad to worse when they try to intervene. Forced to battle his phobia, John and Maria find themselves on the run, unsure of whom they can trust, trying desperately to stop a murder and to stay alive.

Journo’s Diary

Chris Thomas
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AS CADET JOURNALIST Rick Hughes stumbles through his new job, he has a few problems. Well, more than a few. A seemingly forgettable New Year's fling preys on his mind as he soon discovers the woman he slept with is a wanted criminal.

The Wheel of Health

Guy Wrench
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GOOD HEALTH is an attractive state, but it can be a very dull topic. Everything depends on how it is approached. Dr Wrench attracts our attention at once, by asking "Why not research health as well as disease?" Naturally he had difficulty in finding people in whom he could study health as a natural characteristic, but finally found what he wanted in the small tribe of the Hunza in Northern Pakistan.

The Soul of the White Ant

Eugene Marais
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The Soul of the White Ant is a passionate, insightful account into the world of termites. It is a meticulously researched expose of their complex, highly structured community life. Originally translated into English in 1937, the quality of research remains as relevant today as it was when it was first published.

Response in the Living and Non-living

Jagadis Bose
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Over 100 years ago, Indian scientist Jagadis Bose undertook an examination of inorganic matter in the same way as a biologist examines a muscle or a nerve. He subjected metals to various kinds of stimulus-mechanical, thermal, chemical, and electrical -- and he found that all sorts of stimulus produce an excitatory change in them.

My Inventions

Nikola Tesla
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In 1919, Nikola Tesla wrote several articles for the magazine The Electrical Experimenter, a magazine for which he had previously written several articles. These new articles were autobiographical in nature, and have been gathered together, edited, and published as his "autobiographical notes".

Friend Earthworm

George Oliver
Paperback

THE PROBLEM FACING civilization today is rebuilding the soil and restoring the earth to a form usable for food production. Through the slow processes of nature, it takes 500 to 1,000 years to lay down an inch of topsoil. Under favorable conditions, a task-force of earthworms can do the same job in five years.

Becoming

Mark Lichterman
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DO YOU REMEMBER... The first time you inhaled a cigarette? Your first swallow of hard liquor? The thrill of the first exploration of the body of your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife... your own body? Your first orgasm?

Dear Heart, How Like You This?

Wendy J. Dunn
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THE STORY OF ANNE BOLEYN, the second wife of Henry VIII, from the point of view of Anne's cousin, Sir Thomas Wyatt. Tom has secretly loved Anne his entire life. He carefully masks his feelings, especially after Anne catches the eye of the king, yet he remains at Anne's side as one of her staunchest friends and supporters. Then the unthinkable happens.

Putnam’s Vegetable Book

Mae Savell Croy
Paperback

Originally published in 1917 under the title "1,000 Hints on Vegetable Gardening", this book deserves a place on every vegetable gardener's bookshelf. It is a valuable collection of common sense and the type of knowledge that can only come from experience.