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The Red Coat

The Red Coat
  • Author : Dolley Carlson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-23
  • Total pages :483
  • ISBN : 9781510743328
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Summary : Think Downton Abbey, set in the heart of Boston Irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat that the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for donation ignites a series of events that neither woman could have fathomed. The unlikely exchange will impact their respective daughters and families for generations to come, from the coat's original owner, marriage-minded collegian Cordelia Parker, to the determined and spirited King sisters of South Boston, Rosemary, Kay, and Rita. As all of these young women experience the realities of life – love and loss, conflict and joy, class prejudices and unexpected prospects – the red coat reveals the distinction between cultures, generations, and landscapes in Boston during the 1940s and 50s, a time of change, challenge, and opportunity. Meet the proud, working-class Irish and staid, upper-class Brahmins through the contrasting lives of these two families and their friends and neighbors. See how the Parkers and the Kings each overcome sudden tragedy with resolve and triumph. And witness the profound impact of a mother’s heart on her children’s souls. Carlson brings us front and center with her knowing weave of Celtic passion – both tragic and joyful – words of wisdom, romance, humor, and historical events. Dive into Boston feet first! The Red Coat is a rich novel that chronicles the legacy of Boston from both sides of the city, Southie and the Hill.

The Man in the Red Coat

The Man in the Red Coat
  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-18
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780735279957
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Summary : The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi. IN THE SUMMER OF 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping: a prince, a count and a commoner with an Italian name. In time, each of these men would achieve a certain level of renown, but who were they then and what was the significance of their sojourn to England? Answering these questions, Julian Barnes unfurls the stories of their lives, playing out against the backdrop of the Belle Époque in Paris. Our guide through this world is Samuel Pozzi, the society doctor, free-thinker and man of science with a famously complicated private life, and the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. In this vivid tapestry of people (Henry James, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Proust, James Whistler, among many others), place, and time, we see not merely an epoch of glamour and pleasure, but, surprisingly, one of violence, prejudice and nativism--with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. The Man in the Red Coat is, at once, a fresh portrait of the Belle Époque; an illuminating look at the longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France; and a life of a man who lived passionately in the moment but whose ideas and achievements were far ahead of his time.

The Girl in the Red Coat

The Girl in the Red Coat
  • Author : Kate Hamer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-02-24
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780571313259
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Summary : She is the missing girl. But she doesn't know she's lost. Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, 8-year-old Carmel realises that this man believes she has a special gift... While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become.

The Girl in the Red Coat

The Girl in the Red Coat
  • Author : Roma Ligocka
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-12
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781250111227
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Summary : When she first saw Schindler's List--to whose premiere in Germany she was invited--Roma Ligocka suddenly realized she was witnessing a part of her own life. She felt instinctively that the little girl in the red coat--the only spot of color in the film--was her. When she had lived in the Krakow ghetto during the Second World War she had worn a strawberry-red coat given to her by her grandmother. Unlike the girl in Spielbeg's film, however, Roma survived the war. Startled by this eerie conjunction of art and reality, Ligocka determined to write the story of her own life, to find out what had become of the little girl, and to measure who she now was. From a harrowing childhood under the Nazis, described with a simplicity and innocence that lends it even greater power, through the trials of living in Communist Poland, to a career in the theater and film (an artistic struggle paralleling that of her cousin, Roman Polanski), Ligocka traces her struggle for self-defiition and happiness. The Girl in the Red Coat is a courageous and moving story of survival and triumph.

Redcoat

Redcoat
  • Author : Bernard Cornwell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-06-05
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9780141949246
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Summary : From THE BESTSELLING author Bernard Cornwell comes Redcoat . . . NOW AT THIS SPECIAL EBOOK PRICE Philadelphia in 1777 is a city at war - not just between American troops and the British army, but within itself. For an occupied city throws together loyalist and patriot, soldier and civilian, man and woman; divides families and breeds treachery. Here ruthless Captain Kit Vane and beautiful Martha Crowl, passionate patriot Caroline and her idealist young lover Jonathon, unscrupulous Ezra Woollard and the brutal Sergeant Scammell, forge and break shifting allegiances that drive them to dangerous lengths. And caught between them Private Sam Gilpin, seduced into war by a dare and a red coat, must learn the bitter lessons of love, loss and the real meaning of loyalty.

Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket

Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket
  • Author : Richard Holmes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-10-06
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9780007374052
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Summary : Redcoat is the brilliant story of the common British soldier from 1700 to 1900, based on the letters and diaries of the men who served and the women who followed them.

Red Coat Diaries

Red Coat Diaries
  • Author : Aaron Sheedy,Regina Marini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-10-01
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 1771611537
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Summary : Following the great success of the first volume of true stories from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the second volume of Red Coat Diaries Volume brings even more tales from the RCMP, but with a new and unique perspective. Editor Aaron Sheedy has compiled over 30 stories from the women of the RCMP. These stories include stories from officers, civilians and retired members of the Force. These true stories offer a unique insider's perspective of the "Mounties" and reveal the joy, anguish, reward and humour of working on the Force.

Will's Red Coat

Will's Red Coat
  • Author : Tom Ryan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-04-25
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780062445001
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Summary : Boston Globe Bestseller A true story of acceptance, perseverance, and the possibility of love and redemption as evocative, charming, and powerful as the New York Times bestseller Following Atticus. Drawn by an online post, Tom Ryan adopted Will, a frightened, deaf, and mostly blind elderly dog, and brought him home to live with him and Atticus. The only owners Will ever knew had grown too fragile to take care of themselves, or of him. Ultimately, Will was left at a kill shelter in New Jersey. Tom hoped to give Will a place to die with dignity, amid the rustic beauty of the White Mountains of his New Hampshire home. But when Will bites him numerous times and acts out in violent displays, Tom realizes he is in for a challenge. With endless patience and the kind of continued empathy Tom has nurtured in his relationship with Atticus, Will eventually begins to thrive. Soon, the angry, hurt, depressed, and near-death oldster has transformed into a happy, gamboling companion with a puppy-like zest for discovery. Will perseveres for two and a half years, inspiring hundreds of thousands of Tom and Atticus’s fans with his courage, resilience, and unforgettable heart. A story of a dog and an indelible bond that is beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, and unforgettable, Will’s Red Coat honors the promise held in all of us, at any stage of life. Will’s Red Coat includes eight pages of color photographs.

The Man in the Red Coat

The Man in the Red Coat
  • Author : Mark Bousquet
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-08-07
  • Total pages :270
  • ISBN : 9798669779047
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Summary : CHRISTMAS MONSTERS AND AMERICAN GUNSLINGERS!The women of Gunfighter Gothic are spending the holidays in France, but they won't get a moment's rest before they're faced with a whole new set of challenges that test their partnership. Fresh off the horrors of Kraken Moor, Hanna & Jill want nothing more than some down time, but their most dangerous foe won't let them. The Man in the Red Coat has escaped from Hell, and he's determined to enact an epic revenge. Confronting them where they are would be far too simple for the being who lives at the end of time, so he goes after not only who they are, but who they were, walking back through their timelines to replace the lives they lived with one he creates. As he torments their past, a host of Yuletide nightmares wage an assault on their present: Who is the monstrous Krampus? What dangers lie in the transformative waters of Sinterklaas? Why have they been entered in a fighting tournament to the death against twisted personifications of the Twelve Days of Christmas? And ultimately, if they survive these physical monsters, will they have anything left for the psychical attacks of The Man in the Red Coat? How can Hanna & Jill fight a foe who can be anywhere at any point in time? THE MAN IN THE RED COAT is the fourth Gunfighter Gothic novel.

The Doll Funeral

The Doll Funeral
  • Author : Kate Hamer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-01-31
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780571313877
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Summary : My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They're not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say. I'm supposed to say that the bruises on my arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs. But there are things I won't say. I won't tell them I'm going to hunt for my real parents. I don't say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw on the way to bed. I did tell Mick that I saw the woman in the buttercup dress, hanging upside down from her seat belt deep in the forest at the back of our house. I told him I saw death crawl out of her. He said he'd give me a medal for lying. I wasn't lying. I'm a hunter for lost souls and I'm going to be with my real family. And I'm not going to let Mick stop me.

The Little Red Coat

The Little Red Coat
  • Author : Kevin Flynn
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-10
  • Total pages :194
  • ISBN : 1723279943
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Summary : Dr. Kevin Flynn, a family physician and a coroner in Ontario, Canada accidentally breaks a family heirloom and finds four documents that start him on the trail of documenting a family tragedy set in his school-teacher parents' home in rural Ireland nine decades past. His family in Ireland did not talk about the past and what little information became available in his younger years proved to be incorrect. Using his experience of death investigation in Canada for thirty years, his odyssey takes him back to the land of his birth in search of documents in the National Archives of Ireland and interviews with people still alive who helped to throw light on the mystery and to discover and document the truth about how two sisters, Philomena, age one year and ten months and Maureen age six years and nine months, whom he never knew, came to their deaths at the hands of a teenage girl. Mary Cole had been a pupil at the Camross National School and was taught by the parents of Dr. Flynn. They took the girl into their home after she finished her primary education to care for their family of five small children in the village of Camross, nestled in the shade of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the Irish midlands. Mr. Flynn discovered that the live-in 15 year old girl, mature beyond her years, misbehaved with some local boys at night, and after she was confronted by her employers, she denied her guilt two times until the truth was revealed before the local Parish Priest. This true story of deceit and betrayal by a young girl who nursed, fed and cared for the children of the schoolmaster and his teacher wife unites the tragedy that unfolded with Ireland's recovery from a brutal civil war with the transition from the English colonial education system that suppressed the proud traditions of the Irish language and history until the War of Independence that fostered the rebirth of national pride. It is a tale of revenge for being exposed twice before the priest and the perceived loss of her good name at the cost of two innocent and vulnerable children. So ingenious was Mary Cole that two deaths and two fires were deemed to be accidental, even after an inquest by the local coroner until after Michael and Statia Flynn had left Camross for the town of Tipperary where the author was later born and where he grew up thinking that he was 'one of ten' instead of 'one of twelve'. Astute investigation by An Garda Síochána detectives based their suspicions on a simple red woollen coat, hand made by the children's mother. Read how the poignant discovery of the little red coat in the National Archives in Dublin and the striking out of Maureen's name from the school roll book by her teacher mother were revealed.

The Kid in the Red Jacket

The Kid in the Red Jacket
  • Author : Barbara Park
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987
  • Total pages :113
  • ISBN : 9780394805719
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Summary : Howard Jeeter has moved across the country and his only friend is an annoying six-year-old girl. Of course, when you’re really lonely, you’ll be friends with anyone—almost.

A New Coat for Anna

A New Coat for Anna
  • Author : Harriet Ziefert
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9780394898612
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Summary : Even though there is no money, Anna's mother finds a way to make Anna a badly needed winter coat.

Redcoat Officer

Redcoat Officer
  • Author : Stuart Reid
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-10-20
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 9781782005247
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Summary : The commissioned officer ranks in the British Army from 1740-1815 were almost entirely composed of the affluent and educated the sons of the landed gentry, the wealthy, and other professional people. This title looks at the enlistment, training, daily life and combat experiences of the typical British officer in the crucial periods of the North American conflicts, the American Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars. It compliments the author's previous treatments in Warrior 19 British Redcoat 1740-93 and Warrior 20 British Redcoat (2) 1793-1815, which deal exclusively with the common infantryman, and balances these discussions through a look at the 'fellows in silk stockings'. Particular emphasis is placed on the experiences and activities in North America in the late 18th century.

Levels of Life

Levels of Life
  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-24
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9780385350785
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Summary : Julian Barnes, author of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel The Sense of an Ending, gives us his most powerfully moving book yet, beginning in the nineteenth century and leading seamlessly into an entirely personal account of loss—making Levels of Life an immediate classic on the subject of grief. Levels of Life is a book about ballooning, photography, love and loss; about putting two things, and two people, together, and about tearing them apart. One of the judges who awarded Barnes the 2011 Booker Prize described him as “an unparalleled magus of the heart.” This book confirms that opinion. “Spare and beautiful...a book of rare intimacy and honesty about love and grief. To read it is a privilege. To have written it is astonishing.” —Ruth Scurr, The Times of London “A remarkable narrative that is as raw in its emotion as it is characteristically elegant in its execution.” —Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times This ebook edition includes a reading group guide.

I Found You

I Found You
  • Author : Lisa Jewell
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-04-25
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9781501154614
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Summary : “Readers of Liane Moriarty, Paula Hawkins, and Ruth Ware will love.” —Library Journal (starred review) “Jewell’s novel explores the space between going missing and being lost….how the plots intersect and finally collide is one of the great thrills of reading Jewell’s book. She ratchets up the tension masterfully, and her writing is lively.” —The New York Times In the windswept British seaside town of Ridinghouse Bay, single mom Alice Lake finds a man sitting on a beach outside her house. He has no name, no jacket, and no idea how he got there. Against her better judgment, she invites him inside. Meanwhile, in a suburb of London, newlywed Lily Monrose grows anxious when her husband fails to return home from work one night. Soon, she receives even worse news: according to the police, the man she married never even existed. Twenty-three years earlier, Gray and Kirsty Ross are teenagers on a summer holiday with their parents. The annual trip to Ridinghouse Bay is uneventful, until an enigmatic young man starts paying extra attention to Kirsty. Something about him makes Gray uncomfortable—and it’s not just because he’s a protective older brother. Who is the man on the beach? Where is Lily’s missing husband? And what ever happened to the man who made such a lasting and disturbing impression on Gray? “A mystery with substance” (Kirkus Reviews), I Found You is a delicious collision course of a novel, filled with the believable characters, stunning writing, and “surprising revelations all the way up to the ending” (Booklist) that make the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone Lisa Jewell so beloved by audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

Red Coat, Green Machine

Red Coat, Green Machine
  • Author : Charles Kirke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-07-04
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781472588517
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Summary : How different were the men who fought at Blenheim and at Goose Green? Is there a human thread that connects the redcoat of 300 years ago with the British soldier of today? What would they find in common if they faced a common foe? This book is about the people in the Army, and the very human interactions between them in their daily lives. It marries the disciplines of Social Anthropology and Military History to provide a novel way of looking at the anatomy of the British Army at unit level from an entirely human perspective. Concentrating on the attitudes, expectations, and concerns expressed by the people involved, it sets out a set of simple models of life at regimental duty that can be used to describe, analyze and explain their behaviour over the past 300 years. The book is grounded on what soldiers of all ranks have said, using the author's research interview material for the modern witnesses, and memoirs, diaries, and letters (published and unpublished) for earlier ones.

Ghost Town Stories of the Red Coat Trail

Ghost Town Stories of the Red Coat Trail
  • Author : Johnnie Bachusky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-02-01
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 9781926936208
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Summary : The Red Coat Trail of southern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta runs near the route of the North West Mounted Police’s famous 1874 March West. Today, this lonely highway passes through a windswept land of ghostly abandoned towns. Johnnie Bachusky takes readers back to the heyday of these towns, which sprang up as settlers travelled west during the last great land rush. The Roaring Twenties brought bumper harvests, but also bootleggers and bank robbers; fortunes were won and lost in high-stakes poker games. The Great Depression devastated the region as disease, drought, dust storms and grasshoppers took their toll. History comes to life in these exciting true stories, from an account of a 1920s bank robbery in Manyberries to the tales of a boisterous Govenlock rancher who hunted with Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok.

Nothing to be Frightened Of

Nothing to be Frightened Of
  • Author : Julian Barnes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-05-28
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780307368447
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Summary : "I don’t believe in God, but I miss him." So begins Julian Barnes’s brilliant new book that is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his brother (a philosopher), a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the writer Jules Renard. Barnes also draws poignant portraits of the last days of his parents, recalled with great detail, affection and exasperation. Other examples he takes up include writers, "most of them dead and quite a few of them French," as well as some composers, for good measure. The grace with which Barnes weaves together all of these threads makes the experience of reading the book nothing less than exhilarating. Although he cautions us that "this is not my autobiography," the book nonetheless reveals much about Barnes the man and the novelist: how he thinks and how he writes and how he lives. At once deadly serious and dazzlingly playful, Nothing to Be Frightened Of is a wise, funny and constantly surprising tour of the human condition. From the Hardcover edition.

The Last Midwife

The Last Midwife
  • Author : Sandra Dallas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-29
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9781466886148
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Summary : SANDRA DALLAS is the author of fourteen novels, including A Quilt for Christmas, Fallen Women, True Sisters, The Bride's House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado.

A Loyal Little Red-Coat

A Loyal Little Red-Coat
  • Author : Ruth Ogden
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-23
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN : 9783732689705
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Summary : Reproduction of the original: A Loyal Little Red-Coat by Ruth Ogden