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Girl On The Orlop Deck

Author:

Beryl Kingston

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Portsmouth, 1803. The wedding of Marianne Morris and Jem Templeman is supposed to be a happy affair but Marianne soon learns that her husband is not the man she thought he was, when Jem runs away to sea in a drunken attempt to shirk his duties. Rather than stay at home to be mocked as a deserted wife, Marianne disguises herself in her brother's clothes and joins the Navy, determined to find Jem and bring him home. But Marianne soon learns that life at sea is hard and her voyage will surely be long and arduous as Nelson has orders to find the French fleet.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9780750535038

Published:

01-02-2012

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Captains Courageous

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

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Harvey Cheyne was fifteen years old, the son of an American business tycoon and spoiled by his parents. But then he was washed overboard from a transatlantic steamship and rescued by fishermen, and neither Harvey, nor his affluence could persuade them to take him ashore. However, the Captain of the WE'RE HERE, Disko Troop, took him on as a member of the crew until they returned to port. Harvey befriended the captain's son, Dan, with whom he had many trials and adventures. When the schooner eventually returned to port in Gloucester, Massachusetts, his parents found Harvey no longer the bad-mannered youth of before...

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444810042

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01-02-2012

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Kim

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

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India, in the late nineteenth century. In Lahore, Kim is the orphaned son of an Irish soldier and nursemaid, who have both died in poverty. Kim begs in the streets, occasionally working for a horse trader, who is one of the native operatives of the British secret service. Few people realise that Kim is white, and that he carries on him documents from his father. Kim befriends an aged Tibetan Lama and becomes his disciple...and so begins his journey. An adventure both spiritual and educational, which leads also to espionage.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444810301

Published:

01-03-2012

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Stalky & Co.

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

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Kipling portrays school as the first stage of a much larger game, a pattern-maker for the experiences of life. Implied throughout the stories is the question, 'What happened to these fifteen-year-old boys, and how did the lessons they learned at school apply to the world of warfare and imperial government?' The stories are based on Kipling's own school, the United Services College at Westward Ho! in Devon, which prepared boys destined for the army or for colonial service; Kipling himself appears as the subordinate character, Beetle.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444818581

Published:

01-02-2014

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The Jungle Book

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

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When two wolves discover young Mowgli in the bushes, abandoned and naked, it is the beginning of a happy life with the wolves, Baloo the bear and Bagheera, a black panther. But the tiger Shere Khan believes the child was his to eat, and bides his time until he can exact his revenge on Mowgli and his adoptive wolf pack... Other stories feature a baby seal rescuing his fellows from Aleutian hunters, a mongoose who defends a human family from a ruthless pair of cobras, and a boy who is taken by his elephant into a strange and wonderful world that few have ever seen.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820713

Published:

01-08-2014

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The Light That Failed

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

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Dick Heldar is an artist and journalist, a man who struggles to rise above his cruel beginnings and neglected childhood, and to grasp at a chance for happiness in his later life. However, his determination and mental powers begin to drain away, and the onset of premature physical decline determines his final demise...

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ISBN:

9781444810318

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01-03-2012

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The Second Jungle Book

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

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Kipling's classic collection of fables and poems presents the further adventures of Mowgli, as well as introducing new characters and settings. In HOW FEAR CAME, Hathi the elephant tells Mowgli the story of how the first tiger got its stripes; while in THE SPRING RUNNING, a seventeen-year-old Mowgli is torn between staying with his mother and returning to the jungle. QUIQUERN relates how two young Inuit set out across the arctic ice in a desperate quest to save their tribe from starvation, guided by a mysterious animal spirit; and in THE UNDERTAKERS the most dangerous animal on the river unexpectedly gets his come-uppance when his victims take revenge.

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444820720

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01-08-2014

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Beyond Reason

Author:

Gwen Kirkwood

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Young Janet Scott loves books and learning, and is happy living at the schoolhouse where her grandfather is the dominie. Her world is shattered when he dies and the new schoolmaster's petty cruelty becomes intolerable. Sent to work for farmer Wull Foster, Janet becomes the target of his dangerous lechery, and escapes. Taken in by the kind philanthropist Josiah Saunders, an old friend of her grandfather's, she is pitched into a dilemma when he offers her the security of an amiable but passionless marriage. For her heart belongs to another: her childhood friend, the penniless lawyer's clerk Fingal McLauchlan...

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ISBN:

9781444825459

Published:

01-09-2015

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The Longshot

Author:

Katie Kitamura

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Cal and his long-standing friend and trainer Riley are on their way to Mexico for a make-or-break rematch with the legendary Rivera, who has never been beaten. Four years ago, Cal became the only fighter to ever take Rivera the distance, even though it nearly ended him. Only Riley, who has been at his side for the last ten years, knows how much that fight changed everything for Cal. And only Riley really knows what's now at stake, for both of them...

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ISBN:

9781444805598

Published:

01-02-2011

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Sal

Author:

Mick Kitson

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Sal planned it for almost a year before they ran. She nicked an Ordnance Survey map from the school library. She bought a compass, a Bear Grylls knife, waterproofs and a first aid kit from Amazon using credit cards she'd robbed. She read the SAS Survival Handbook and watched loads of YouTube videos. And now Sal knows a lot of stuff. Like how to build a shelter and start a fire. How to estimate distances, snare rabbits and shoot an airgun. And how to protect her sister, Peppa. Because Peppa is ten, which is how old Sal was when Robert started on her...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444838060

Published:

01-09-2018

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A Piece Of The World

Author:

Christina Baker Kline

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For decades, Christina Olson's whole world has been a rocky, windswept point on the coast of Maine, the farmhouse her ancestors fled to from the Salem witch trials. A world she fears she will never leave. As a girl, farm life asked more of Christina than it did her family, her wasting limbs turning every task into a challenge. But the very tenacity that strengthened her may dash her chances for a life beyond her chores and extinguish her hopes for love. Years pass, and Christina's solitude is broken by the arrival of Andrew Wyeth, a young artist who is fixated on the isolated farmhouse. In Christina he will discover more than a kindred spirit; for him, she will become a muse like no other...

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General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444835731

Published:

01-02-2018

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The Outside Lands

Author:

Hannah Kohler

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Jeannie is nineteen when the world changes. The sudden accident that robs her and her brother Kip of their mother leaves them adrift, with only their father to guide them. Jeannie seeks escape in work and later marriage to a man whose social connections propel her into an unfamiliar world of wealth and politics. Ill-equipped and unprepared, she finds comfort where she can. Meanwhile, Kip's descent into a life of petty crime is halted only when he volunteers for the Marines. By 1968, the conflict in Vietnam is at its height; and with the anti-war movement raging at home, Jeannie and Kip are swept along by events larger than themselves, driven by disillusionment to commit unforgiveable acts of betrayal that will leave permanent scars.

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Genre:

General Fiction

ISBN:

9781444832501

Published:

01-05-2017

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