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Life From Stone: The story of Pasha, the boy from Ukraine
If you know little of Ukraine, this book will give you a concentrated history of that country as you read the life story of Pasha Pipenko, which in an interesting turn of current events, lends itself to valuable insight to the political culture of both Ukraine and Russia. In 1939 Pasha is one of thousands of boys exiled by Russia to a labour camp from where he and his best friend Oleksandr are later drafted by the Soviet Army.

and if you love making your own bread, this book is free again
The Art of Perfect Bread Baking (Delicious Recipes Book 12) - 214 pp
Making bread requires little more than your hands, an oven and patience. The recipe for success is simple; time and warmth are all it takes to transform a few basic ingredients into springy silky dough that bakes to a crackly, crusted loaf. It is like most things- easy when you know how, with practice makes perfect. If we had to choose one single phrase that I feel is essential to bread making, it would be this; bread is alive, growing entity and, the product of it's ingredients and surroundings; it responds to its environment- "treat the rising dough as if it were alive'' While we advocate the use of scales, warmers and thermometers, remember that observation is the baker's traditional tool. The more you make bread, the better your bread will be.

I've been to most of these places :)
'Choice Visits: Yorkshire Moors and north Coast' , a 2014 Great Britain travel guide (Choice Guides to Yorkshire)
Visits include: A North Sea boat trip to a seal breeding ground. A steam train ride across purple heather moorland to the village where Heartbeat and Harry Potter were filmed. Astonishing miniature naval battles on a Scarborough park pond. Some of the best loved places in North Yorkshire - Whitby, Scarborough, Robin Hood's Bay, Richmond, Helmsley and Pickering. Walks on the Moors, along cliffs high above the sea, and along the shoreline to search for the famous fossils on this coast. Yorkshire folk life museums, a preserved Prisoner of War Camp, Scarborough's Sea Life Centre, and the vet's surgery where the James Herriot books were written. Also castles, stately homes, historic gardens and ruined abbeys. A whole chapter is devoted to Scarborough.

The Dandelion Project
After a ride on the Orphan Train, Josef is adopted by a couple in Kansas and raised on their farm. He survives the Dust Bowl and witnesses the end of World War II.

Saxons! Viking Invasion.
The pressure exerted by the invading Danish Vikings on the Saxon kingdom of Wessex was extreme. Eventually King Alfred's kingdom was reduced to a one acre island in the middle of a Somerset marsh. Yet Alfred eventually regained everything. This book follows the pathway from the very first recorded incursions by the Vikings through to the decisive battle that allowed Alfred's ultimate victory. Life does not get more difficult than this!

Posted on 10 May 2014 10:26:48 BDT
This is free again - Roller Coasters, Flumes and Flying Saucers - the story of how Arrow Developments revolutionised Theme Parks in post-war America through their association with Walt Disney. Worth a look.

Posted on 10 May 2014 10:29:34 BDT
Extremely short, just an article really, but may be worth a read.
Young Blood (short story) (Great War Centennial) - 12 pp
When the British Empire calls her subjects to serve during World War One, three boys in search of adventure respond. Determined to join underage, they embark on a journey they may soon regret, coming face to face with a reality they never could have imagined. Experiences of child soldiers who fought in the trenches of France leading up to the Battle of the Somme.

Rasmus - Tales of a Utah Cowboy
Enjoy the true and less true adventures of a real wild west cowboy, Rasmus Anderson. As a Mormon boy forced into manhood before his whiskers sprouted, he lived at the end of his rope. Whether herding wild mustangs or defending life and limb, his lasso was his lifeline. So curl your bedroll around the campfire and settle in for some yarn spinning like you never had the sense to hope for.

The Devil's Path (An Alexander Scott Novel Book 1)
1864. At the height of the US Civil War, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Scott is brought into the world of the fledgling US Secret Service. At the request of President Lincoln, Scott must do everything in his power to find a missing Confederate professor who has disappeared under suspicious circumstances.

Saint Drogo
A historical novel based on the life of Saint Drogo, the patron saint of ugly people.

Where Darkness Dwells, a Great Depression horror novel
Summer, 1934. Two boys, searching for a local legend, stumble upon the Underground, a network of uncharted caverns. Time holds no sway there; people no longer age and their wounds heal as if by magic. By morning, one boy is murdered, while the other never returns. Below a town ravaged by the Great Depression, an immortal society thrives, built on the backs of slavery and pervasive immorality.

Posted on 10 May 2014 10:30:31 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 May 2014 10:42:23 BDT
From Black to Blue (The Blue Trilogy)

There are 40,108 Kindle books in the category Crime Fiction. With an average score of 4.9/5.0, this book is rated in the top ten by Amazon customers.It is February 1985 in east London and probationary Police Constable Chris Pritchard steals five thousand pounds at the scene of an old lady's death. Delighted at first to be out of his dire financial situation, it soon dawns on the young officer that he has committed an act of dreadful dishonesty and he sets out to make amends. Within hours however his complicated private life draws him ever deeper into the epidemic of police corruption engulfing Stoke Newington police station.Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, convinced his own arrest is imminent and racked with guilt, PC Pritchard fears his world is about to come crashing in. An unexpected turn of events however puts his true character to the test.Full of humour and pathos in equal measure, you will not read a more accurate account of 1980s policing.The author was a police officer who served with the Met for over thirty years.

February: Selected Poetry of Boris Pasternak

One of the greatest poets of the Silver Age, Boris Pasternak (February10, 1890 - May 30, 1960) became known in the west after he was awarded the 1958 Nobel Laureate in Literature and was forced by the Russian authorities to decline the prize. This scandal won him a large audience in the west and his novel, Dr. Zhivago became an instant success.However, contrary to popular belief, Boris Pasternak has never actively rebelled against the Soviet regime. His poetry has always reflected his inner self and was not dictated by the atmosphere of the epoch. In Russia, where the novel, Dr, Zhivago, had been banned until the late1980's, Boris Pasternak was primarily known for his work as a poet.Boris Pasternak, whose first true love was music, brings a unique sense of melody to his poetry. Barely a whisper, one almost needs to overhearthe subtle song in his words. It is this quality of his poetry that sets him apart from his contemporaries and makes his work moving and unforgettable.Nearly all of the poems from Dr. Zhivago (with the exceptions of "Wedding," "Star of Nativity," and "The Miracle," which proved to be too difficult to translate adequately) are included in this dual-language edition, as well as some other poetry written throughout his life. Great emphasis has been placed on retaining the musical quality of the work, without sacrificing the content.

Posted on 10 May 2014 10:35:58 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 May 2014 10:39:36 BDT
I got that one Mr. Smith and I definitely recommend it! Many thanks for finding it :D
To anyone who doesn't have it, don't miss it this time! **ps I was referring to the Roller Coasters book, but last year I got the Boris Pasternak and it's a brilliant find as well x

This one is free again too
Adieu, My Belarus
An aristocratic family faces chaos through two world wars, communism and fascism. Each member finds a different path towards an uncertain future. Their choices precipitate insoluble conflicts between them and their loved-ones. Long kept secrets drive love and hate to a dramatic conclusion. This epic novel follows the life of two generations of one family that is buffeted by war, greed, love, passion, starvation and religious bigotry.

Calling the Dead
Communicating with the dead is deeply personal for Eusapia. She survives the misery of her childhood only by holding on to her dead mother who died giving birth to her. For a poor but clever and independent girl without schooling, becoming a medium is one of her only means to get by in life and maybe even do well. With the help of influential spiritualists, Eusapia develops her powers. Her reputation soars and brings her to cities all over the world. She is sought out by famous people and investigated by renowned scientists and Nobel Prize winners like Charles Richet and Marie and Pierre Curie.

Posted on 10 May 2014 10:41:02 BDT
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Posted on 10 May 2014 10:43:18 BDT
A few for the film buffs

Fatal Females & Hazardous Heroines of Film Noir
This book has three sections. In the first section, the author discusses at length (and with complete cast and credit details), 53 important noir movies from "Above Suspicion" through to "Young Man with a Horn". In the second section, the author provides brief notes on 34 more noir movies to see or avoid. Finally, he briefly details the noir careers of 13 famous female stars associated with film noir, including Joan Bennett, Ingrid Bergman, Joan Crawford, Rhonda Fleming, Ava Gardner, Gloria Grahame, Susan Hayward, Rita Hayworth, Hedy Lamarr, Ida Lupino, Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Tierney.

Fred's Movie Reviews - Best Movies of 2012
It is not always easy to choose which movie to watch, with these top lists of movies 2012 I hope you can have an easier time to pick your favorite. All movies are provided with a review and a link to the movie trailer.

Almost the Best: 50 Movies That Just Missed Awards or Audience Applause (50 Finest Films Book 3)
John Howard Reid loves to give his fellow movie fans value for money. His "Almost the Best: 50 Movies That Just Missed Awards or Audience Applause" actually contains over 70 movies in its main section, ranging alphabetically from "Are Parents People?" to "Women in Bondage". Numerically, Reid covers movies from 1923's "Our Hospitality" to 2002's "Changing Lanes". In addition to the 72 movies in his main section, Reid adds a further 20 entries, naming films that he advises to treat with caution, ranging from "Carry On Columbus" to "She Wouldn't Say Yes". As usual, the movies covered in the main section are enhanced with full cast and behind-the-camera credits as well as background and release information.

John Howard Reid Presents A Hollywood Classics Movie Musical Sampler: 20 "Best"
Acclaimed classic film critic, John Howard Reid, provides a sample selection comprising over 20 of the detailed film reviews he provides in his books, "Memorable Films of the Forties", "Hollywood Movie Musicals", and "More Movie Musicals". A feast for fans of Hollywood's great, classic movie musicals, this representative selection includes such titles as "South Pacific", "Yankee Doodle Dandy", "Flying Down To Rio", "Easter Parade", "Gold Diggers of 1933", "Meet Me in St Louis", "Footlight Parade", "Hollywood Hotel", "Go Into Your Dance", "State Fair", etc.

50 of the Finest Films Hollywood Ever Made (50 Finest Films Book 1)
50 of Hollywood's most famous movies are examined in detail, with full cast and production credits, release dates, background information, DVD suppliers, plus up-to-date assessments and reviews. This information covers almost everything you would want to know! To name just twenty of the fifty titles, they include An American in Paris, The Apartment, The Caine Mutiny, Casablanca, China Seas, Duck Soup, From Here To Eternity, Gone With The Wind, The Greatest Show On Earth, If I Had a Million, In Old Chicago, It Happened One Night, Laura, Out of the Past, The Palm Beach Story, the Picture of Dorian Gray, A Place in the Sun, The Wizard of Oz, Wonder Bar, and Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Posted on 10 May 2014 10:53:19 BDT
The Shamus Sampler

An anthology full of exciting PI fiction and an essay written by popular names like Reed Farrel Coleman, Bill Crider, James Winter, Fred Zackel, J.L. Abramo, Keith Dixon, Jochem Vandersteen, Sean Dexter and some newer names like Kit Rohrbacher, Peter DiChellis and others.This is the perfect anthology to pick up if you want to get introduced to all the great PI writers out there, all recommended by Sons of Spade (http://sonsofspade.blogspot.com) blogger and author Jochem Vandersteen.

Posted on 10 May 2014 11:08:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 May 2014 11:13:09 BDT
Louisa's secret
In the mid eighteen sixties a Wiltshire family of eight lives an idyllic, if somewhat austere life just outside of the village of East Knoyle.

To St Petersburg With Love
What began as a simple cycle to St Petersburg became a curious road trip to bring a consignment of custard to Anna, our Couch Surfing host, in Kaliningrad. All to learn a lesson that dreaming big is no use, if you don't live big.

George Grove and the Dragon (The George Grove Series)
This is the first book in the George Grove series. It starts with three twelve year old boys in South London, a secret and an abandoned dragon's egg. The ordinary reality of the Inner City provides a cover for the boys, their friends and acquaintances as they are increasingly embroiled in a magical battle between ICE (Initiates in the Control of the Esoteric) and the Harbingers of DoOM (Destruction of Ordinary Magic). It all goes spectacularly and hilariously wrong when their parents, teachers and the police start to get involved and the dragon's not too happy either.

Don't Wait For Me
Edwin Klein's iconic downtown toy store is hanging by a thread. The end is near, but he won't accept it. The store is all he has left of his wife and he can't let it go. Failure and loss have led him to a dark place. After a chance encounter with a shoplifter, he stumbles upon the help of Amelia Cook, who is struggling with her own loss. Through one holiday season the two of them hatch a plan to save the store and in turn touch the lives of everyone they know.

Branthwaite's Lot
A powerful story of love and tragedy amidst the harsh realities of farming life in the north-west of England during the Second World War.

Posted on 10 May 2014 11:20:42 BDT
Coffee, Castanets and Don Quixote
Four great cities of Spain,endless variety. Meeting Europe`s most incompetent mugger on Montjuic hill,Barcelona, visiting the spectacular house of El Greco in Toledo, finding great food at midnight in Madrid ,Don Juan, Carmen and the beauties of Islam in Seville. Our mature and experienced but active wanderer misreads maps but sees the patterns of history in all its dramas. Wandering through the dark streets of old Seville leads to a night of flamenco. From the gate of the sun in Toledo he sees the land of Don Quixote whose spirit pervades all of Spain. Each chapter lasts as long as a leisurely cup of coffee and stimulates like the finest brew. These articles come from Robert`s unplanned, apparently chaotic ramblings which uncover one treasure after another, one intriguing or comical encounter after another.

Barry Braithwaite's Last Life
Barry Braithwaite has fallen just about as low as a man can go. He is living in a skip in a grim northern town when a chance encounter with Alfred, a self-confessed 'over-read, middle-aged, under-achiever' changes the course of his life.

Pam of Babylon
After Jack dies, his wife Pam and his two lovers discover secrets and lies, and each other. The first book in the series of six. Book 7 coming soon.

The Second Reality
What are dreams? They are the mind processing the images, memories and emotions that each of us experience. They are unique to the individual and no two persons can ever experience the same dream. Or so Doctor Charlotte Henson thought when she started treating the enigmatic and charming Michael.

A Seven Year Hitch
Being coerced at sixteen into marriage with a stranger was bad enough but Erika Wilmshurst's problems got progressively worse when the bridegroom disappeared without trace before the ink was even dry on the certificate.
Now almost 7 years later, with the documents are drawn up, she is ready to have him declared dead. She will definitely be dancing a jig on his non-existent grave before consigning him to history.

The Takers: Book One of the Oz Chronicles
When 13-year-old Osmond "Oz" Griffith wakes from an illness on the floor of his closet, he discovers the world overrun by man-eating monsters, the Takers, and it's largely his fault. In an effort to make things right, he gathers a band of survivors (a baby, an aged mechanic and a talking gorilla, among others), and sets off down his version of the yellow brick road, leading to the Atlanta Zoo.

Posted on 10 May 2014 11:21:58 BDT
Born Without a Tail
When your home has a revolving door for abused and abandoned animals, keeping pets takes on a whole new dimension! Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-rending, Born Without a Tail chronicles the true-life adventures of two animal rescuers living with an ever-changing house full of pets. The author takes us on a journey from childhood through adulthood, sharing tales, (mis)adventures and insights garnered from a lifetime of encounters with a menagerie of twenty remarkable animals.

Posted on 10 May 2014 12:10:37 BDT
T. UTTLEY says:
The Hollywood Detective
Salesman of the Year
Famous in a Small Town (An Entering Southern Country Novel)
End of the Road
End of the Road (The Rozzers)
Viral House
The Last Call (The Bill Travis Mysteries)
Last Call (A Ridley Brone Mystery)
Last Call (The Destroyer #35)

Posted on 10 May 2014 21:25:51 BDT
Little Egret says:
What They Don't Teach You by Erin Osborne & Garrett Marco (Editor)
America's public school system is under attack and teachers have been battered fighting to protect it...and themselves. Years of unrealistic education reforms, a faltering national curriculum roll-out, reduction in benefits, pay linked to test scores, and a loss of professionalism are all part of the new reality teachers face.

Sound familiar ?

Posted on 10 May 2014 21:27:41 BDT
Little Egret says:
e-Reading: Getting the Most Out of Your Kindle or Other e-Book Reader (Location Independent Series 2) by Jeff Blum

Part I discusses the different e-reading options, including dedicated e-readers and apps for personal computers, tablets, and smartphones. Various e-reading features and e-book formats are also presented.

Part II presents a comprehensive look at the various places to source and organize your e-reading materials, including free public domain books, articles on the Web and your own personal documents. The majority of resources discussed are free.

Part III gives you tips, advice, and resources to get the most from your Kindle. Whether you're looking for ways to stay current on all things Kindle, want to learn how to easily send almost any reading content to your Kindle, use it more effectively with shortcuts, or even learn about some hidden features, this section is for you.

Part IV is a buyers' guide for anyone interested in purchasing an e-reader. The main devices considered are the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony, and iRiver

Posted on 10 May 2014 21:37:10 BDT
Little Egret says:
35 Coffee Cake Recipes - The Ultimate Coffee Cake Recipe Collection (The Cake Recipes and Recipes For Cakes Series Book 1) by Pamela Kazmierczak

Almond Strawberry Coffee Cake
Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake
Coffee Cake with Peanut Butter
Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Eggless Coffee Cake
Honey Coffee Cake

Vegetarian Value Pack 3 - 200 Vegetarian Recipes - Casseroles, 5 Ingredients or Less, Salads and Side Dish Recipes For Vegetarians (Vegetarian Cookbook and Vegetarian Recipes Collection 23) by Pamela Kazmierczak

Butternut Squash Casserole
Eggplant Lasagna
Summer Squash Casserole
Basil Tomato & Zucchini Casserole
Spinach, Potato & Mushrooms Casserole
[...]
Sweet Potato & Peanut Soup
Apple Cranberry Sauce
Baked apples
Squash Risotto
Carrot Ginger Stew
Lime Orzo Stew
Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Poppy Seeds Biscuits
Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Posted on 10 May 2014 21:47:54 BDT
Little Egret says:
Recognizing Scam Emails: Beware of Online Frauds! by Manik Joshi

with examples.

Posted on 10 May 2014 21:49:02 BDT
Little Egret says:
Ditch the Publisher: 40 Indie Authors on Their Unique Self-Publishing Journeys Contributors include... Michael J. Sullivan, David Jay Ramsden, Beth Orsoff, Terri Reid, L.J Sellers, Diana Mylek, Lexi Revellian, Scott Nicholson, Joseph Lallo, C.S. Marks, Aliyah Burke, T.M. Nielson, Gerard O'Keefe, Sybil Nelson, Lindsay Burouker, Dean Wesley Smith and Russell Blake. We are also treated to contributions by Arnold R. Beckhardt who published his first book at the age of 85 and German Alcala who published at just 13.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2014 21:53:02 BDT
Joy B says:
Thanks, have taken these, there seem to be quite a few simple ones I would like to try. I never have enough ingredients in the house for complicated ones. Coffee cake is my favorite, so next time I am feeling self indulgent I can treat myself.

Posted on 10 May 2014 21:54:04 BDT
Little Egret says:
Understanding Patient Safety, Second Edition by Robert Wachter ( McGraw-Hill ) 62.9 MB
Print Length: 478 pages

For anyone interested in patient safety. Wachter breaks down a wide-ranging field into 22 topic-driven chapters and opens each with a real case that illustrates the issues to be discussed. Includes many useful charts and graphs.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 May 2014 21:59:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 May 2014 22:00:03 BDT
Little Egret says:
@Joy B as to ingredients, if you have a local 99p store check it for catering packs.

99p for 3.5 kg of crumble mix (I made gingered up rock cakes ) or 3.5 kg of Yorkshire pudding batter mix (contains egg so I used a "eggless" cake recipe) will ensure you never run out.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2014 07:47:37 BDT
Joy B says:
only thing is, I live alone so what I make I eat. With weight issues I am very careful what I eat and anyway my freezer only holds so much. One pan of soup makes 6-8 portions, pasta bake the same, in fact most dishes are the same. Also small kitchen so no space for storing large packs of stuff that would take months to use up.
Thanks anyway, I will take a look next time I go shopping in town - proper look not scan the shelves with a "do I really need it look".

Posted on 11 May 2014 07:51:20 BDT
I know what you mean Joy, I love to bake but fortunately I have quite a large extended family who are always willing to be guinea pigs. Even then I still tend to eat far too much.

Posted on 11 May 2014 07:54:44 BDT
Joy B says:
Cookery books like that are interesting as they wake my mind up to what else might I add to dishes, instead of the usual throw in A, B, C, & D. Just looking at the list of dishes made me think 'Never thought of doing that', different combinations of veg.
Like my weekend breakfast smoothies, in the week I use my juicer to make up combi fruit / veg / salad juices. But at weekends I try different ideas mentioned online. Today is melon, kiwi, nectarine, banana, 2 tsp ground nuts, 2 tsp mixed seeds, youghurt and ice with just enough spring water to start the blender off.

Posted on 11 May 2014 09:02:32 BDT
Tigger says:
What's with all the cooking, education etc books, it used to be more fiction stories/non fiction stories. I know everyone is different, but very rarely look on here now so repetitive.

Posted on 11 May 2014 09:49:38 BDT
red123 says:
I agree Tigger
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