Houses Far from Home

British Colonial Space in the New Hebrides
Author: Margaret Rodman
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824823948
Category: Social Science
Page: 247
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The houses far from home in this work are located in Vanuatu, a chain of islands between Fiji and Australia, which were jointly administered by the British and French from 1906 to 1980. This work tells the stories of these houses.

Far from Home

Families of the Westward Journey
Author: Lillian Schlissel,Byrd Gibbens,Elizabeth Hampsten
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803292956
Category: History
Page: 264
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Lillian Schlissel is a professor emerita of English and American Studies at Brooklyn CollegeCUNY. She is the author of numerous books, including The Western Women's Reader (with Catherine Lavender) and Black Frontiers: A History of African American Heroes in the Old West. Byrd Gibbens is a professor of English at the University of New Mexico, Valencia campus, and the author of This Is a Strange Country: Letters of a Western Family 1880-1906.Elizabeth Hampsten is a professor of English at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and the author of Settlers' Children: Growing Up on the Great Plains.

Far from Home


Author: Deborah Moffatt
Publisher: Lapwing Publications
ISBN: 1898472807
Category: Poetry
Page: 47
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Far From Home

Beach View Boarding House 2
Author: Ellie Dean
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446492036
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 3852

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It is 1940 and Staff Nurse Polly Brown has been granted a posting at Cliffehaven Memorial Hospital on the south coast to be near her badly injured husband, Adam. But her decision has meant that she has had to part with their beloved five-year-old daughter, Alice, who is travelling to safety in Canada. Polly's heart is torn in two as she says goodbye to Alice and heads to the Beach View boarding house in Cliffehaven, where she throws herself into her work. But as she confronts the fact that Adam may not survive his injuries, a telegram arrives at Beach View. The boat Alice was on has been torpedoed by a German U-boat...

Far from Home


Author: Joy Bounds
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780881738
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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This story which I must tell of war and great courage and treachery, is one of loss. Though France may celebrate her achievements for centuries to come, it is the story of how I lost my daughter, Jehanne, whom people here call Jeanne d’Arc, and the peace of my family. Joan of Arc remains one of history’s most puzzling figures. How, in the fifteenth century, could a peasant girl become the head of the French army and have such success against the English occupiers? Her story ends tragically – aged 19 she is burnt at the stake after a sham trial. Far From Home is Joan of Arc’s story told by her mother, Zabillet. This brilliant, vivid historical novel, published in the 600th anniversary year of Joan of Arc’s birth, brings new insight into what it is like to be the mother of a hero. Zabillet knows nothing of her daughter’s extraordinary future as she and her husband, Jacques, struggle to raise their children. A family of peasants, they work the land for their feudal lords and a meagre return for themselves. The English and French are engaged in a senseless war causing destruction to the land and traditional village life. But Jehanne is fiercely independent and refuses to settle down like all the other village girls. Zabillet is shocked and frightened beyond measure when Jehanne leaves home and travels to the uncrowned King of France hundreds of miles away. She struggles to believe that it could be a daughter of hers who leads the French army in amazing victories against the English. And when things go wrong, she has to stand by helplessly as Jehanne is imprisoned by the English and sentenced to death.Zabillet falls into misfortune and despair. The war drags on and for a while her family falls apart. But eventually Jehanne’s vision of a united France is realised. As an old woman, Zabillet seeks justice for her daughter and restores her reputation.

Far From Home


Author: Val Wood
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446436446
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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When Georgiana Gregory and her maid, Kitty, make the long sea journey from their native Hull for New York, they hope to begin a new life in the freedom of the newly-formed United States of America. Georgiana wants to escape from the confines of English life, and to savour a land of emancipation and opportunity. But in New York, she encounters a man passing himself off as a local mill-owner's son, Edward, who has abandoned Georgiana's sister and fled to America. Georgiana recognises the man standing before her as Edward's valet Robert - Edward himself appears to have vanished. As Georgiana and Kitty pursue the adventures of the frontier, and Edward tries to flee his enemies, the dangers of this new country seem too much to cope with. If you've liked books by Katie Flynn and Dilly Court, you'll love Val's heartwarming stories of triumph over adversity.

Far from Home

A Memoir of a Twentieth-century Soldier
Author: Jeffery Williams
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552381196
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 374
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Following the outbreak of war in 1939, Williams was sent to England as an untrained, but enthusiastic, amateur member of the Canadian army. This is a memoir of Williams that offers a retelling of his childhood, of growing up in Calgary during the Depression. It tells tales of meeting various famous & ordinary people of the twentieth century.

Far From Home

Stories From the Road
Author: Ffh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451604900
Category: Religion
Page: 156
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In this book, the popular Christian artists of FFH share experiences from their lives on the road as well as devotional thoughts learned from those experiences. You know what it's like to be far from home, craving the warmth of those you love. You experience feelings and emotions that you don't normally feel when at home, surrounded by those who care. In this book, the popular Christian artists of FFH share experiences from their lives on the road as well as devotional thoughts learned from those experiences. Also included are "letters from the road"—prayers to our Heavenly Father, expressing struggles, hopes, longings, and challenges just like the ones you feel—and room for you to write your own "letters from the road" to God who eagerly anticipates your homecoming. Though the world we live in can feel strange, even hopeless at times, your loving Father offers acceptance, love, forgiveness, and understanding. So join FFH in this inspirational book that will help you feel closer to the Father who loves you unconditionally. You will never be the same. And although you may be far from home, you will feel closer than you ever dreamed you could.

Far from Home

The Diary of Lt. William H. Peel 1863-1865
Author: Ellen Wilds
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 143899348X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 412
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Lieutenant William H. Peel was 23 years old when Mississippi seceded from the Union, prompting him to join the 11th Mississippi Infantry, along with his younger brother Eli. Captured at the culmination of the Pickett-Pettigrew-Trimble Charge at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, Peel spent the remainder of his service at the officers' prison on Johnson's Island in Sandusky Bay. By turns elegiac, tragic and often comic Peel's record of those months, along with his detailed account of the famous battle that led to his incarceration, is one of the gems of personal literature created during that most terrible of conflicts. The diary, now in the care of the Mississippi Archives, was transcribed by a Peel descendent who brings to this work an understanding of both the history and the family that shaped him, giving the modern reader a view inside Peel's world.

Far From Home

A young woman finds hope and tragedy in 1920s Liverpool
Author: Lyn Andrews
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755379241
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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When blacksmith's daughter Kitty Doyle catches the eye of her grocer employer it seems her troubles are over - but there are still dramas to come... In Far From Home, Lyn Andrews travels between both Ireland and Liverpool in this engrossing saga of new beginnings, new tragedies and new loves. Perfect for fans of Annie Murray and Dilly Court. As daughter of the blacksmith in her tiny Irish village, fifteen-year-old Kitty Doyle knows little of the ways of the world, but she has to grow up fast when her widowed father re-marries and she has no choice but to leave the family home. Luckily there's work to be found over the water in 1920s Liverpool and soon Kitty has a job in a grocer's, where she also catches the eye of the owner. With Kitty's input the business is soon thriving - but tragedy lies ahead, and she must endure many trials and tribulations before she can find true happiness... What readers are saying about Far From Home: 'A very good read, enjoyed every page. A typical Lyn Andrews book, riveting to the very end. Thoroughly recommend this book' 'Another enthralling read from Lyn Andrews, I couldn't put it down from start to finish. You will not be disappointed'

"Far, Far From Home"

The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson, Third South Carolina Volunteers
Author: Dick and Tally Simpson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190282169
Category: History
Page: 352
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In April 1861, Dick and Tally Simpson, sons of South Carolina Congressman Richard F. Simpson, enlisted in Company A of the Third South Carolina Volunteers of the Confederate army. Their letters home--published here for the first time--read like a historical novel, complete with plot, romance, character, suspense, and tragedy. In their last year of college when the war broke out, Dick and Tally were hastily handed their diplomas so they could volunteer for military duty. Dick was twenty; Tally was twenty-two. Well educated, intelligent, and thoughtful young men, Dick and Tally cared deeply for their country, their family, and their comrades-in-arms and wrote frequently to their loved ones in Pendleton, South Carolina, offering firsthand accounts of dramatic events from the battle of First Manassas in July 1861 to the battle of Chickamauga in September 1863. Their letters provide a picture of war as it was actually experienced at the time, not as it was remembered some twenty or thirty years later. It is a picture that neither glorifies war nor condemns it, but simply "tells it like it is." Written to a number of different people, the boys' letters home dealt with a number of different subjects. Letters to "Pa" went into great detail about military matters in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia--troop movements, casualties, and how well particular units had fought; letters to "Ma" and sisters Anna and Mary were about camp life and family friends in the army and usually included requests for much-needed food and clothing; letters to Aunt Caroline and her daughter Carrie usually concerned affairs of the heart, for Aunt Caroline continued to be Dick and Tally's trusted confidante, even when they were "far, far from home." The value of these letters lies not so much in the detailed information they provide as in the overall picture they convey--a picture of how one Southern family, for better or for worse, at home and at the front--coped with the experience of war. These are not wartime reminiscences, but wartime letters, written from the camp, the battlefield, the hospital bed, the picket line--wherever the boys happened to be when they found time to write home. It is a poignant picture of war as it was actually experienced in the South as the Civil War unfolded.

Too Far From Home

A Story of Life and Death in Space
Author: Chris Jones
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407013173
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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On February 1, 2003, ten astronauts were orbiting the planet. Seven headed back to Earth on the space shuttle Columbia. They never made it. And the three men left behind found themselves too far from home. Chris Jones chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered Mission Control in Houston and Moscow as they work frantically against the clock to bring their men safely back to Earth, ultimately settling on a plan that felt, at best, like a long shot. Yet even amid the danger, the call of space is a siren song, and Too Far From Home details beautifully the majesty and mystique of space travel, while reminding us all how perilous it is to soar beyond the sky.

So Far from Home

Krystyna Stachowicz Slowikowska Zukian Farley - A Memoir
Author: Ann Knope & Krystyna Stachowicz Farley
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491708816
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 86
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A first hand account of a Polish family's experiences during the destruction of Poland by Hitler and Stalin as seen thru the eyes of a feisty 14 year old girl, Krystyna Stachowicz. Krystyna lived thru the deportations to Russia, the forced labor in the deep frozen forests of the Ural Mountains, and harsh working conditions in Uzbekistan. She lost her mother, Walentyna, to malaria, and her elder sister, Alice, is still missing. She journeyed to an orphanage in Iran with her younger brothers and sister, and then joined the Polish Army in Exile where she became a nurses aide and tended to the wounded at the Battle of Monte Casino. Thru it all Krystyna survived and lived to tell the tale of her amazing experiences as a witness to the unprecedented experiences of the Polish people when they were left to fight alone against the Nazi and Communist threat to the free world.

Never Far from Home


Author: Mary Ellis
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736936963
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Emma Miller starts her own wool business and is longing for someone to court, but when the object of her affection is a handsome English sheep farmer, with a fast truck and modern methods, her deacon father, Simon, grows concerned.

So Far from Home

Lost and Found in Our Brave New World
Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609945387
Category: Self-Help
Page: 168
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AN INVITATION TO WARRIORSHIP I wrote this book for you if you offer your work as a contribution to others, whatever your work might be, and if now you find yourself feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and sometimes despairing even as you paradoxically experience moments of joy, belonging, and greater resolve to do your work. This book describes how we can do our good work with dedication, energy, discipline, and joy by consciously choosing a new role for ourselves, that of warriors for the human spirit. This book contains maps of how we ended up in a world nobody wants—overtaken by greed, self-interest, and oppressive power—the very opposite of what we worked so hard to create. These maps look deeply into the darkness of this time so that we can develop the insight we need to contribute in meaningful ways. This book provides maps for the future, how we can transform our grief, outrage, and frustration into the skills of insight and compassion to serve this dark time with bravery, decency, and gentleness. As warriors for the human spirit, we discover our right work, work that we know is ours to do no matter what. We engage wholeheartedly, embody values we cherish, let go of outcomes, and carefully attend to relationships. We serve those issues and people we care about, focused not so much on making a difference as on being a difference.

Far from Home


Author: Lorelie Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781626494527
Category: Fiction
Page: 182
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My name is Rachel. I'm straight ... I think. I also have a mountain of student loans and a smart mouth. I wasn't serious when I told Pari Sadashiv I'd marry her. It was only party banter! Except Pari needs a green card, and she's willing to give me a breather from drowning in debt. My off-the-cuff idea might not be so terrible. We get along as friends. She's really romantically cautious, which I find heartbreaking. She deserves someone to laugh with. She's kind. And calm. And gorgeous. A couple of years with her actually sounds pretty good. If some of Pari's kindness and calm rubs off on me, that'd be a bonus, because I'm a mess-anorexia is not a pretty word-and my little ways of keeping control of myself, of the world, aren't working anymore. And if I slip up, Pari will see my cracks. Then I'll crack. Which means I gotta get out, quick, before I fall in love with my wife. "

GAA Abroad A Parish Far From Home

The Stockholm Gaels
Author: Philip O'Connor
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN: 0717151875
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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Even today none of us takes the decision lightly to leave our family and friends and go and try our hand in another country. But if we do; thanks to those who have gone before us, there is often a community ready and waiting to help us out on our arrival. All over Europe, Irish ex-pats are playing Gaelic football, sometimes along with locals or with other ex-pats from Australia and America. A whole network of GAA clubs has sprung up across the continent and they even have their own administrative structure, the European County Board, affiliated to the GAA. Philip O’Connor’s marvellous book is an account of one year in the life of one player and one club in one country. You wouldn’t normally associate the GAA with Sweden or with continental Europe generally but it’s there, wherever there are Irish exiles to nurture it – in parishes far from home.

You Will Meet a Stranger Far from Home

Wonder Stories
Author: Alex Jeffers
Publisher: Lethe Press
ISBN: 1590211030
Category: Fiction
Page: 196
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From the acclaimed author of Safe as Houses and The Abode of Bliss, ten wondrous tales of yesterday, today, and tomorrow--of our familiar world and others. An American teenager meets Adonis on a sailing cruise off the coast of Turkey. A merchant of the Silk Road encounters an odd dog--and a brother--from another world. An old lady on a distant planet attempts to help her great-grandson grow up in a world that will soon forget women ever existed. A Massachusetts boy refuses an offer to visit fairyland. Another American teenager on vacation encounters three fallen angels and is transformed. Alex Jeffers's first collection of fantastical stories is a treacherous box of delights.