Christmas at Woolworths

Author: Elaine Everest
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509843663
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Even though there was a war on, the Woolworths girls brought Christmas cheer to their customers Best friends Sarah, Maisie and Freda are brought together by their jobs at Woolworths. With their loved ones away on the front line, their bonds of friendship strengthen each day. Betty Billington is the manager at Woolworths, and a rock for the girls, having given up on love . . . Until a mysterious stranger turns up one day – could he reignite a spark in Betty? As the year draws to a close, and Christmas approaches, the girls must rely on each other to navigate the dark days that lie ahead . . . With so much change, can their friendship survive the war? PRAISE FOR ELAINE EVEREST ‘A warm, tender tale of friendship and love’ Milly Johnson ‘Heartwarming . . . a must-read’ Woman’s Own Christmas at Woolworths is the heartfelt sequel to Elaine Everest's bestselling debut The Woolworths Girls.

Carols at Woolworths

Author: Elaine Everest
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509859179
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Carols at Woolworths is a heartwarming novella, and is the prequel to Christmas at Woolworths, by bestselling author Elaine Everest Betty, Freda and Sarah are determined to make the Woolworths Christmas party as jolly as ever. After weeks of careful planning, the girls are confident that it will be an evening for everyone to forget about the troubles of the war outside. But the war is never far away and when an air raid looms, the girls must usher their guests to safety and find a way to take their Christmas cheer underground . . . Will it be a merry Christmas after all for the girls of Woolworths?

Our Spoons Came From Woolworths

A Virago Modern Classic
Author: Barbara Comyns
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405522313
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Pretty, unworldly Sophia is twenty-one years old and hastily married to a young painter called Charles. An artist's model with an eccentric collection of pets, she is ill-equipped to cope with the bohemian London of the 1930s, where poverty, babies (however much loved) and husband conspire to torment her. Hoping to add some spice to her life, Sophia takes up with Peregrine, a dismal, ageing critic, and comes to regret her marriage - and her affair. But in this case virtue is more than its own reward, for repentance brings an abrupt end to the cycle of unsold pictures, unpaid bills and unwashed dishes . . .

The Wonder of Woolies

Memories from both sides of the counter of Britain's best-loved store
Author: Derek Phillips
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1911105078
Category: History
Page: 226
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Do you remember Melba chocolate, spud guns, Embassy records, pick 'n' mix, broken biscuits, Homemaker china, Californian Poppy perfume, and Ladybird children's clothes? Then you will love the book that brings these, and many other memories, flooding back. The Wonder of Woolies is a celebration of that great British store - Woolworth's - in the words of people who worked and shopped there. In addition to memories from every corner of Britain, the book describes the rise of the '3d and 6d store' king, Frank Winfield Woolworth, and some of the dramatic events that marked Woolworth's history, such as the bombing of the Deptford store in 1944.

A Gift from Woolworths

Author: Elaine Everest
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509892532
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Will the war be over by Christmas? As the war moves into 1945 the lives of the women of Woolworths continue. When store manager, Betty Billington, announces she is expecting Douglas’s baby her future life is about to change more than she expects. Freda has fallen in love with the handsome Scottish engineer but will it end happily? Maisie loves being a mother and also caring for her two nieces although she still has her own dreams. When her brother appears on the scene he brings unexpected danger to the family. Meanwhile Sarah dreams of her husband’s return and a cottage with roses around the door but Woolworths beckons. Will our girls sail into times of peace, or will they experience more heartache and sorrow? With a wedding on the horizon, surely only happiness lies ahead – or does it? A Gift from Woolworths is the next installment in Elaine Everest's much-loved Woolworths series.

Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's

Author: Sunny Nash
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890967164
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 186
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Bigmamma Didn't Shop at Woolworth's. Not just because things cost more there than from the hawker who drove through the Candy Hill neighborhood from time to time, but because in the 1950s black shoppers were not very welcome in white Texas towns like Bryan. Sunny Nash was Bigmamma's granddaughter, and through her young eyes she saw not only the indignities and economic hardships her family and friends suffered - unpaved roads, mosquito-infested drainage ditches and outdoor toilets, back stairs to balcony seating in the movies - but also the love and warmth of everyday life in the segregated neighborhood. In the tradition of To Kill a Mockingbird, yet more stirring because of its real-life perspective, she tells her story of a time before the civil rights movement of the 1960s with immediacy and poignancy.

The Woolworths Girls

Author: Elaine Everest
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447295498
Category: Fiction
Page: 434
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Can romance blossom in times of trouble? It's 1938 and as the threat of war hangs over the country, Sarah Caselton is preparing for her new job at Woolworths. Before long, she forms a tight bond with two of her colleagues: the glamorous Maisie and shy Freda. The trio couldn't be more different, but they immediately form a close-knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. Sarah soon falls into the rhythm of her new position, enjoying the social events hosted by Woolies and her blossoming romance with young assistant manager, Alan. But with the threat of war clouding the horizon, the young men and women of Woolworths realize that there are bigger battles ahead. It's a dangerous time for the nation, and an even more perilous time to fall in love . . . Elaine Everest's The Woolworths Girls is followed by the festive sequel, Christmas at Woolworths.

Anger Management (for Beginners)

Author: Giles Coren
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848949782
Category: Humor
Page: 256
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Fat people, Footballers, Flip-flops, Formula One, Wheelie luggage Cycle helmets, Processed ham, Skiing, Dogs,,, Are you all wound up? Boiling and ready to blow? Breathe deeply. Relax. Master of spleen Giles Coren, author of what The Guardian called 'The Maddest Email Ever', has an unbeatable technique for working through the anger: He does it for you.


Author: James E. Kern,Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439630798
Category: Photography
Page: 128
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Founded as California's state capital in 1850 and named for one of the state's pre-eminent native sons, General Mariano Vallejo, the city of Vallejo has a favored location on the eastern interior of San Francisco Bay. Protected from wind, fog, and possible invasion by sea, Mare Island, just off Vallejo's shoreline, was the United States Navy's first base in the Pacific in 1854. Mare Island Navy Yard grew to meet the challenge of every major conflict in the country, reaching its apex during World War II and ending its military life producing nuclear submarines. The sunny sloping streets of Vallejo lengthened and became more populous in tandem with the Yard, expanding in bursts and nearly tripling its population in the 1940s. In recent years the city and its institutions have survived a wrenching urban and economic redevelopment process, now building on the creative strengths of its historic downtown and colorfully diverse population to forge a Vallejo for the new millennium.

The Young Oxford Book of Christmas Stories

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780192781697
Category: Children's stories, English
Page: 150
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Christmas has always been a time for telling stories, and this collection draws on that tradition to create a wonderful mixture of stories for the festive season. It includes stories about presents and surprises; about family quarrels and loneliness; about both happy and sad times - and, of course, about ghosts. It all adds up to a thought provoking and absorbing collection which brings together stories about all the different faces of Christmas, and what it means to us.

Small Companies, Big Profits

How to make money investing in small companies
Author: Rodney Hobson
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
ISBN: 9780857191342
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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Small is beautiful - if you have an eye for an opportunity. While most big fund managers and private investors seek the apparent safety of the largest stocks, the best investment ideas can be found among nearly 2,000 smaller companies whose shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange. This guide opens up a whole new world to investors, a world of solid companies that have found a profitable niche, ambitious start-ups with enormous growth potential and attractive takeover targets. However, the risks match the rewards and the unwary investors need to learn how to spot the pitfalls and which companies are small because they do not deserve to grow. The book is packed full of case studies demonstrating the successes, failures and potential of small companies. Each succinctly presents the lessons to be learnt from their experience. All investors looking to widen their portfolios will welcome this highly informative book covering an area of the stock market that is too often neglected by pundits, investors and the press.

The Best of Enemies

Race and Redemption in the New South
Author: Osha Gray Davidson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807899771
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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C. P. Ellis grew up in the poor white section of Durham, North Carolina, and as a young man joined the Ku Klux Klan. Ann Atwater, a single mother from the poor black part of town, quit her job as a household domestic to join the civil rights fight. During the 1960s, as the country struggled with the explosive issue of race, Atwater and Ellis met on opposite sides of the public school integration issue. Their encounters were charged with hatred and suspicion. In an amazing set of transformations, however, each of them came to see how the other had been exploited by the South's rigid power structure, and they forged a friendship that flourished against a backdrop of unrelenting bigotry. Rich with details about the rhythms of daily life in the mid-twentieth-century South, The Best of Enemies offers a vivid portrait of a relationship that defied all odds. By placing this very personal story into broader context, Osha Gray Davidson demonstrates that race is intimately tied to issues of class, and that cooperation is possible--even in the most divisive situations--when people begin to listen to one another.


An Intimate Portrait of Elizabeth II
Author: Carolly Erickson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429904038
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 392
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In Lilibet, master biographer Carolly Erickson turns her skill at writing un-put-downable narrative to telling the remarkable story of Elizabeth II, Queen of England. With her customary psychological insight, historian Erickson traces the queen's gilded but often thorny path from her overprotected girlhood to her ascension to the throne at twenty-five to her personal and national difficulties as queen. Lilibet shows us an Elizabeth we thought we knew-but shows her in a different light: as a small, shy woman with a sly and at times raucous sense of humor, a woman who appears stiff in public, but in private enjoys watching wrestling on TV. A woman most at home among her horses and dogs. And a woman long annealed to heartbreak and sorrow, who has presided over the decline of Great Britain and the decline in prestige of her own Windsor dynasty. Far from being a light, gossipy treatment of a celebrity, Lilibet tells the queen's story from her point of view, letting the reader relive Elizabeth's long and eventful life with all its splendid ceremonies, momentous responsibilities and family clashes. Through it all we glimpse, as never before, the strong and appealing sovereign who has ruled over her people for half a century and more, a ruler of immense wealth, international esteem and high character whose daily life is grounded in the bedrock of common sense.

Breakfast at Windsor

Memories of a Salford Childhood, 1914-1928
Author: Emily Glencross
Publisher: N.A
Category: Salford (Greater Manchester, England)
Page: 56
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Coronation Chicken

Author: Nigel Barley
ISBN: 1456621971
Category: Fiction
Page: 118
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It is 1953 in southern England, the time of the Coronation, and Jack is a small boy from the poor end of the village who is trying desperately to understand the strange people he has been born into. After the gritty, state-regulated austerity of the war, it is supposed to be a time for the celebration of cherished values and national renewal and the idea is to share the ultimate luxury food - a chicken - at a street party as a symbol of all that is eternal in the British identity. But things do not go as planned and begin to fall apart in the face of death, sex and changing reality. Coronation Chicken is a darkly comic novella that mixes personal recollection, anthropological insight and humour to give a portrait of a post-war Britain that has now vanished for ever. It is at once nostalgic and more than a little unnerving.

Christmas Collectibles

Author: Tracy Martin
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844680649
Category: History
Page: 254
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Christmas collectables are bought all year-round by dedicated collectors. There is a huge following for Father Christmas collectables whether it's snow globes or cake ornaments and the book is divided into chapters to reflect the wide array of goods available. Other areas include Christmas trees, vintage baubles and decorations. Many people only think to buy these goods at Christmas for use in their own home and the book will be released in late October take full advantage of the market but will also sell to the specialist antiques trade all-year round.


A Memoir of Life in the Counterculture
Author: Roberta Price
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558495739
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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Recalls the years the author spent in the Huerfano (Orphan) Valley when it was a petrie dish of countercultural experiments. Documenting her story with photos as well as words, this work describes her participation in the antiwar movement, and her encounters with such icons as Ken Kesey, Gary Snyder, Stewart Brand, and Baba Ram Dass.

Sweet Temptation

Author: Lucy Diamond
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330525441
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Sweet Temptation is an incredibly funny and sharply observant novel, from bestselling author Lucy Diamond. Maddie's getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums' race at their school sports day. Something's got to change . . . Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies - bitter divorcee Lauren who, despite running a dating agency, has signed off romance for ever and shy Jess, the beautician, who's desperate to fit into a size ten wedding dress for her Big Day.

From Stonehenge to Santa Claus

The Evolution of Christmas
Author: Paul Frodsham
Publisher: N.A
Category: Christmas
Page: 240
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The story of everyone's favourite time of year.A unique history of the Christmas period from the Prehistoric to the present day.