Frost In May

Author: Antonia White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127488

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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'Frost in May is the unsurpassed novel of convent school life. This story of a clash between a determined young girl and an authoritarian regime is both perceptive and painfully emotional, convincing in every detail' - Hermione Lee, Observer With a new introduction by Tessa Hadley Nanda Gray, the daughter of a Catholic convert, is nine when she is sent to the Convent of Five Wounds. Quick-witted, resilient and eager to please, she accepts this closed world where, with all the enthusiasm of the outsider, her desires and passions become only those the school permits. Her only deviation from total obedience is the passionate friendships she makes. Convent life is perfectly captured - the smell of beeswax and incense; the petty cruelties of the nuns; the eccentricities of Nanda's school friends. Books in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

The Frank C. Brown Collection of NC Folklore

Vol. VII: Popular Beliefs and Superstitions from North Carolina

Author: Frank C. Brown,Wayland D. Hand

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822302599

Category: History

Page: 717

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Frank C. Brown organized the North Carolina Folklore Society in 1913. Both Dr. Brown and the Society collected stores from individuals—Brown through his classes at Duke University and through his summer expeditions in the North Carolina mountains, and the Society by interviewing its members—and also levied on the previous collections made by friends and members of the Society. The result was a large mass of texts and notes assembled over a period of nearly forty years and covering every aspect of local tradition. members of the Society. The result was a large mass of texts and notes assembled over a period of nearly forty years and covering every aspect of local tradition.

Keep Your Fingers in the Dirt

Author: Dorothy Bowen

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1607913402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Keep Your Fingers in the Dirt: Lessons in Simple Living from the Oklahoma Hills Keep Your Fingers in the Dirt is the story of the people who taught two city-raised newlyweds the lessons they needed to know to live well in the country. Some lessons were practical, including felling trees for firewood or butchering a chicken for supper. Some were philosophical, involving respect for a laborer's dignity or the proper attitude to take towards strangers in need. All were important lessons in simple living. Those people are all gone now. But their lessons live on. Dorothy Bowen lives with her husband Glenn in Northeastern Oklahoma. She and Glenn still raise a large garden, raise chickens for the freezer and cut firewood to heat their home. They attend a nondenominational Sabbatarian Charismatic fellowship in Natural Dam Arkansas. Readers may write to her in care of the fellowship at: Good News Fellowship PO Box 1 Natural Dam, AR 72948

The Sugar House

Author: Antonia White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127631

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The year is 1920. Clara Batchelor, the heroine of The Lost Traveller, is now an actress with a touring repertory company and is passionately in love with the wholly unsuitable Stephen Tye. When Stephen betrays her, Clara betrays herself by agreeing to marry Archie, the fiance‚ she discarded four years before. A friendship but not a love match, the marriage is a desperate attempt by Clara to rekindle the safety of childhood. But neither of them are children any more and their dream sugar house begins to dissolve. The Sugar House is the second in the trilogy sequel to Frost in May, which began with The Lost Traveller and continues in Beyond the Glass. Although each is a complete novel in itself, together they form a brilliant portrait of a young girl's journey to adulthood.

The Lost Traveller

Author: Antonia White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127623

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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When Clara returns home from the convent of her childhood to begin life at a local girls' school, she is at a loss: although she has comparative freedom, she misses the discipline the nuns imposed and worries about keeping her faith in a secular world. Against the background of the First World War, Clara experiences the confusions of adolescence - its promise, its threat of change. She longs for love, yet fears it, and wonders what the future will hold. Then tragedy strikes and her childhood haltingly comes to an end as she realises that neither parents nor her faith can help her. The Lost Traveller is the first in the trilogy sequel to Frost in May, which continues with The Sugar House and Beyond the Glass. Although each is a complete novel in itself, together they form a brilliant portrait of a young girl's journey to adulthood.

Beyond The Glass

Author: Antonia White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127410

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Clara Batchelor is twenty-two. Her brief, doomed marriage to Archie over, she returns to live with her parents in the home of her childhood. She hopes for comfort but the devoutly Catholic household confines her and forms a dangerous glass wall of guilt and repression between Clara and the outside world. Clara both longs for and fears what lies beyond, and when she escapes into an exhilarating and passionate love affair her fragile identity cracks. Beyond the Glass completes the trilogy sequel to Frost in May, which began with The Lost Traveller and The Sugar House. Although each is a complete novel in itself, together they form a brilliant portrait of a young girl's journey to adulthood.


Author: Antonia White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127569

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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With uncompromising clarity, in her careful, delicate prose, antonia White looks at the pains and joys of growing up, of falling in and out of love, the borderlands between love and loneliness, sanity and madness, belief and the loss of faith. First published in 1954, STRANGERS is here extended to include her autobiographical story, 'Surprise Visit'; together they present some of Antonia White's finest writing.

Robert Frost in Context

Author: Mark Richardson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107022886

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 434

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Forty essays from influential scholars and poets offer a fresh, multifaceted assessment of the life and works of Robert Frost.

Das Reich der sieben Höfe – Dornen und Rosen


Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423431288

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

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Ein legendäres Reich. Ein Fluch. Und eine große Liebe, die entweder die Rettung bedeutet oder alles in den Abgrund ziehen wird Die junge Jägerin Feyre wird in das sagenumwobene Reich der Fae entführt. Nichts ist dort, wie es scheint. Sicher ist nur eins: Sie muss einen Weg finden, um ihre Liebe zu retten. Oder ihre ganze Welt ist verloren. Eine atemberaubende romantische Fantasy von Sarah Maas, Autorin der ›Throne of Glass‹-Reihe. Hoch spannend, hoch romantisch, mit einer neuen, starken Heldin und einer fantastischen Welt, in die man sich voller Vergnügen fallen lassen kann.

Autumn Grasses


Author: Margaret Gibson

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807128596

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

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Inspired by a daily engagement calendar that features the art of Japan, Gibson creates poems that are delicate reminders of English-based forms filled with the spirit of Zen. Advertising.

Graceful Exits

Catholic Women and the Art of Departure

Author: Debra Campbell

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253110718

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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The personal narratives of nine 20th-century Catholic female authors -- Monica Baldwin, Antonia White, Mary McCarthy, Mary Gordon, Mary Daly, Barbara Ferraro, Patricia Hussey, Karen Armstrong, and Patricia Hampl -- speak eloquently about the process of departure from the church and its institutions. This study explores each author's breaking of the taboo associated with women leaving their "proper place." It locates five themes at the heart of all of their narratives: reversal, boundary crossing, diaspora, renaming, and recycling. Debra Campbell grapples with the spirituality of departure depicted by all nine women, for whom the very process of leaving Catholic institutions is a Catholic enterprise. These narratives support the popular maxim that no one ever really leaves the church. In the final chapter, Campbell examines narratives of return, confirming the book's overarching theme that neither departure nor return is ever finished.

Das Lied der Novizin

Historischer Roman

Author: Sarah Dunant


ISBN: 3732504379

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Gegen ihren Willen wird Serafina von ihrer Familie ins Kloster gegeben. Sie ist wütend und terrorisiert den ganzen Konvent. Um die widerspenstige Novizin zu zügeln, übergibt die Äbtissin Serafina sie in die Obhut der Klosterapothekerin. Schwester Zuana kennt Serafinas Seelenpein wie keine andere. Sie ging ebenfalls nicht aus freien Stücken ins Kloster. Inzwischen aber hat sie in der Sorge um die Kranken ihre Bestimmung gefunden. Sie stellt ihre Heilmittel selbst her und kümmert sich liebevoll um die Gebrechen und Leiden ihrer Mitschwestern. Auch Serafinas Seele scheint durch Zuanas Hilfe zu heilen. Oder träumt sie doch noch immer von der Freiheit - und der Liebe ihres Lebens?

Die chinesische Sängerin


Author: Jamie Ford

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 382707732X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Seit dem Tag, an dem der leblose Körper seiner Mutter aus dem Haus getragen wurde, lebt William Eng im Waisenhaus. Als er im Kino die schöne Sängerin Willow Frost sieht, ist er überwältigt. Täuschend ähnlich sieht sie seiner Mutter. Entschlossen, den fernen Filmstar aufzuspüren, läuft er fort, schlägt sich auf den Straßen Seattles durch, sucht sie in Theatern und Lichtspielhäusern. Er muss Willow Frost finden. Er muss beweisen, dass sie seine Mutter ist, und endlich erfahren, was damals passierte. Vor dem Hintergrund der Großen Depression im Seattle der dreißiger Jahre hat Jamie Ford einen berührenden Roman über einen Jungen geschrieben, der nicht aufhört, an die Liebe seiner Mutter zu glauben, der alles wagt, um sie wiederzufinden.

The Gardeners Dictionary

Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Gardens, and Nursery, as Also for Performing the Practical Parts of Agriculture, Including the Management of Vineyards, with the Methods of Making and Preserving Wine, According to the Present Practice of the Most Skilful Vignerons in the Several Wine Countries in Europe : Together with Directions for Propagating and Improving, from Real Practice and Experience, All Sorts of Timber Trees

Author: Philip Miller

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Ancient Scotish poems

never before in print, but now published from the ms. collections of Sir Richard Maitland, of Lethington ... comprising pieces written from about 1420 till 1586 : with large notes, and a glossary. 2

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 378

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Dibble Sticks, Donkeys, and Diesels

Machines in Crop Production

Author: Joseph K. Campbell

Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.

ISBN: 9711041855

Category: Agricultural implements

Page: 329

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Human and animal power; Mechanical power; Agricultural production systems; Tillage; Planting; Fertilization; Weed control; Insect and predator control; Harvesting; Grain drying and storage; Transport; Social consequences; Machinery economics.