A Winter's Child


Author: Brenda Jagger
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 144722700X
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
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The war was over, and Jeremy Swanfield’s family were eager to include his young widow in their prosperous, comfortable life. But between the demure bride, who had waved her husband of three days to the front, and the woman with three years of nursing behind her, lay an impassable gulf of experience. Clare Swanfield was fiercely determined to maintain her independence in the post-war world. Taking a job in the smart new hotel run by Kit Hardie – once the Swanfield’s boot-boy, now part of the new elite – was the first of many acts that would bring her into conflict with her husband’s family – especially the coolly conventional Benedict.

Ruffian Tedd the Winter's Child


Author: Sean Lorigan
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0578008106
Category: Fiction
Page: 124
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What could be worse than the life of a not-so-popular teenager? Ruffian Tedd's life as a girl approaching her sixteenth birthday is turned upside down when she learns her entire life is a sham. Ruffian is forced to reckon with matters set in motion thousands of years ago. From ancient Egypt to real life vampires, Ruffian has a crash course in the tenuousness of one's here and now. Join her as she tries to fathom magic and monsters, while dealing with the far reaching arms of government corruption and billion dollar industry hell bent on world domination

Winter's Child


Author: Angela McAllister
Publisher: Templar
ISBN: 9780763679644
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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From a Kate Greenaway Medal–winning illustrator comes a modern fable of winter’s magic. When Tom wishes winter would never end, he meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. Playing together every day, Tom doesn’t care that spring hasn’t come—until he realizes the terrible effect the unending winter is having on his sick grandmother. When he realizes his friend is Winter’s child, he knows they must say good-bye if the seasons are ever to change.

Winter's Child


Author: Cameron Dokey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416985328
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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A Retelling of "The Snow Queen" Free-spirited Grace and serious Kai are the best of friends. They grew up together listening to magical tales spun by Kai's grandmother and sharing in each other's secrets. But when they turn sixteen and Kai declares his love for Grace, everything changes. Grace yearns for freedom and slowly begins to push Kai -- and their friendship -- away. Dejected Kai dreams of a dazzling Snow Queen, who entices him to leave home and wander to faraway lands. When Grace discovers Kai is gone, she learns how much she has lost and sets out on a mystical journey to find Kai...and discover herself.

Der weite Raum der Zeit

Roman
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641161452
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Blinde Eifersucht und zerstörerischer Zorn – doch die Zeit heilt alle Wunden Der Londoner Investmentbanker Leo verdächtigt seine schwangere Frau MiMi, ihn mit seinem Jugendfreund Xeno zu betrügen. In rasender Eifersucht und blind gegenüber allen gegenteiligen Beweisen verstößt er MiMi und seine neugeborene Tochter Perdita. Durch einen glücklichen Zufall findet der Barpianist Shep das Baby und nimmt es mit nach Hause. Jahre später verliebt sich das Mädchen in einen jungen Mann – Xenos einzigen Sohn. Zusammen machen sie sich auf, das Rätsel ihrer Herkunft zu lösen und alte Wunden zu heilen, damit der Bann der Vergangenheit endlich gebrochen wird. Jeanette Winterson spielt souverän mit Figuren und Handlung aus Shakespeares "Das Wintermärchen" und erzählt eine verblüffend moderne Geschichte über rasende Eifersucht, blinden Selbsthass und die tiefe Sehnsucht in uns, die Fehler der Vergangenheit wieder gut zu machen.

Winter's Child


Author: Margaret Maron
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 044619865X
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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It's one month after their wedding, and the future looks bright for Judge Deborah Knott and Sheriff Deputy Dwight Bryant--until a disturbing call from Dwight's 8-year-old son Cal calls him back to Virginia.When he arrives, he is shocked to find that his ex-wife has left the boy alone for almost 24 hours. Worse, as Dwight tries to confront her, she takes the child and leaves town without a word. As Dwight embarks on an all-points search, Deborah hurries to his side. But will they be able to work together to decipher the ex-wife's motives--and, more importantly, will they find young Cal before he comes to harm?

Eine Geschichte von zwei Städten


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736856393
Category: Fiction
Page: 545
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Das Werk "Eine Geschichte aus zwei Städten" (Originaltitel: "A Tale of Two Cities") ist ein historischer Roman von Charles Dickens. Geschrieben 1859, ist das Buch mit über 200 Millionen verkauften Ausgaben das meistgedruckte original englischsprachige Buch aller Zeiten und gehört zu den berühmtesten Werken der Weltliteratur.

The Winter Child


Author: Terri Windling,Wendy Froud,John L. Jones
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780743202343
Category: Fiction
Page: 59
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The latest installment of the author's faerie tale series follows the adventures of Sneezle, a furry citizen of the Old Oak Wood, as he is transformed into a valiant hero.

The Winter's Tale


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853262357
Category: Drama
Page: 120
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The Winter's Tale is Shakespeare's most perfectly realized tragi-comedy, as notable for its tragic intensity as for its comic grace and, throughout, for the richness and complexity of its poetry. It concludes, moreover, with the most daring and moving reconciliation scene in all Shakespeare's plays.

Die weiße Stadt

Roman
Author: Karolina Ramqvist
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843714371
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Das große Haus steht einsam und kalt an einem See, umgeben von Schnee und Frost. Die kugelsicheren Fenster sind voller Eisblumen. Drinnen sitzt Karin auf einem verdreckten Sofa. Das Telefon ist abgestellt. Die Heizung funktioniert nicht mehr. Karin hat sich verändert. Früher war sie die Gangsterkönigin und Johns höchste Errungenschaft. Alle haben sie bewundert, alle wollten sein wie sie. Jetzt ist John tot, und sie hat eine Tochter, der sie sich mal nah und mal fern fühlt, die sie buchstäblich aussaugt und völlig auf sie angewiesen ist. Karin ist einsam und taub vor Trauer. Alles, was sie weiß, ist, dass sie ihr Kind beschützen muss. Und so beschließt sie, sich zu nehmen, was ihr zusteht. Mit Johns alten Waffen, seinem Auto und ihrer Freundin Therese macht sie sich auf den Weg, die Kontrolle über ihr Leben zurückzuerobern.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale


Author: Evelyn McLellan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544184599
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 72
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What happens when a king is dominated by jealousy? After ruining the lives of those close to him, he finally learns about life and is offered a second chance. A subplot of lovers torn by class differences ends with a measure of happiness, and the final scene of the drama is upbeat.

Performing Maternity in Early Modern England


Author: Kathryn M. Moncrief,Kathryn Read McPherson
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754661177
Category: History
Page: 247
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The essays in Performing Maternity in Early Modern England explore maternity's textual and cultural representation, performative aspects and practical consequences from 1540-1690. They emphasize that the embodied, repeated and public nature of maternity defines it as inherently performative and ultimately central to the production of gender identity in the period.

Shakespeare

A Wayward Journey
Author: Susan Snyder
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874137958
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 237
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Before her death in September 2001, Susan Snyder collected a number of her essays that she felt represented some of her best work in Shakespearean criticism over a period of about three decades. Many of them were written for specific occasions or specific reasons having to do with teaching or with panel discussions before diverse audiences, which she entered into along with others. In the process she contributed some of the best work on Shakespeare that was then extant, as this collection demonstrates. Searching for a principle of organization, Professor Snyder decided that it would be best to arrange the essays in chronological order. The result was a kind of "intellectual autobiography," as she calls it in her Preface, and the title she chose was Shakespeare: A Wayward Journey, since it reflects her travels over the various avenues of Shakespearean criticism.

Dear Nobody


Author: Berlie Doherty
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423430966
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Briefe an ein ungeborenes Kind Helen und Chris sind frisch verliebt. Sie stehen kurz vor ihrem Schulabschluss und haben ambitionierte Zukunftspläne. Da entdeckt Helen, dass sie schwanger ist. Beide versuchen diese Tatsache zunächst zu verdrängen. Sie fühlen sich dem nicht gewachsen – und von ihren Familien alleingelassen. Trotzdem steht Helens Entschluss bald fest: Sie will das Baby bekommen. Aber sie braucht auch Zeit, um zu verstehen, was das für sie und Chris bedeutet. Für ›Dear Nobody‹ erhielt Berlie Doherty 1991 die Carnegie Medal, die höchste britische Auszeichnung.

Winter's Child


Author: Dea Trier Morch
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803281332
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
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Tells the stories of women at a Copenhagen maternity ward for difficult cases and describes how they face the challenges of childbirth