The Canal Boat Cafe

A Perfect Feel Good Romance

Author: Cressida McLaughlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008136031

Category:

Page: 464

View: 6906

Fiction

The Cat's Table

Author: Michael Ondaatje

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 030740143X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3816

From Michael Ondaatje: an electrifying new novel, by turns thrilling and deeply moving -- one of his most vividly rendered and compelling works of fiction to date. In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England. At mealtimes, he is placed at the lowly "Cat's Table" with an eccentric and unforgettable group of grownups and two other boys. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys find themselves immersed in the worlds and stories of the adults around them. At night they spy on a shackled prisoner -- his crime and fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. Looking back from deep within adulthood, and gradually moving back and forth from the decks and holds of the ship to the years that follow the narrator unfolds a spellbinding and layered tale about the magical, often forbidden discoveries of childhood and the burdens of earned understanding, about a life-long journey that began unexpectedly with a sea voyage. From the Hardcover edition.
Sports & Recreation

The Canal Du Midi

A Cruiser's Guide

Author: Bernd-Wilfried Kiessler

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408112736

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 3851

A handy guidebook packed with all the information you need to make the most of a cruise down one of France's most popular and beautiful canals.
History

The Great Halifax Explosion

A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism

Author: John U. Bacon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006266655X

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 6146

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The riveting, tick-tock account of the largest manmade explosion in history prior to the atomic bomb, and the equally astonishing tales of survival and heroism that emerged from the ashes, from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author John U. Bacon After steaming out of New York City on December 1, 1917, laden with a staggering three thousand tons of TNT and other explosives, the munitions ship Mont-Blanc fought its way up the Atlantic coast, through waters prowled by enemy U-boats. As it approached the lively port city of Halifax, Mont-Blanc's deadly cargo erupted with the force of 2.9 kilotons of TNT—the most powerful explosion ever visited on a human population, save for HIroshima and Nagasaki. Mont-Blanc was vaporized in one fifteenth of a second; a shockwave leveled the surrounding city. Next came a thirty-five-foot tsunami. Most astounding of all, however, were the incredible tales of survival and heroism that soon emerged from the rubble. This is the unforgettable story told in John U. Bacon's The Great Halifax Explosion: a ticktock account of fateful decisions that led to doom, the human faces of the blast's 11,000 casualties, and the equally moving individual stories of those who lived and selflessly threw themselves into urgent rescue work that saved thousands. The shocking scale of the disaster stunned the world, dominating global headlines even amid the calamity of the First World War. Hours after the blast, Boston sent trains and ships filled with doctors, medicine, and money. The explosion would revolutionize pediatric medicine; transform U.S.-Canadian relations; and provide physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who studied the Halifax explosion closely when developing the atomic bomb, with history's only real-world case study demonstrating the lethal power of a weapon of mass destruction. Mesmerizing and inspiring, Bacon's deeply-researched narrative brings to life the tragedy, brvery, and surprising afterlife of one of the most dramatic events of modern times.
Biography & Autobiography

The Bookshop That Floated Away

Author: Sarah Henshaw

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 1472109392

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2217

In early 2009 a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It had pictures of rats and moles in rowing boats and archaic quotes about Cleopatra's barge. It asked for a ?30,000 loan to buy a black-and-cream narrowboat and a small hoard of books. The manager said no. Nevertheless The Book Barge opened six months later and enjoyed the happy patronage of local readers, a growing number of eccentrics and the odd moorhen. Business wasn't always easy, so one May morning owner Sarah Henshaw set off for six months chugging the length and breadth of the country. Books were bartered for food, accommodation, bathroom facilities and cake. During the journey, the barge suffered a flooded engine, went out to sea, got banned from Bristol and, on several occasions, floated away altogether. This account follows the ebbs and flows of Sarah's journey as she sought to make her vision of a floating bookshop a reality.
Fiction

The House of Birds and Butterflies

Author: Cressida McLaughlin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008225850

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 6367

‘With a heroine that you root for this is a sweet read with real heart and soul’ Sarra Manning author of The House of Secrets
History

The Eastland Disaster

Author: Ted Wachholz

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738534411

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 6920

A pictorial chronicle of the events of July 24, 1915, when the steamship Eastland capsized and sank in the port of Chicago, killing over eight hundred people.
History

Narrow Boat

Author: L. T. C. Rolt

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 9780750960618

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 6290

This engaging book tells the story of how he and his wife adapted and fitted out the boat as a home, and recreates the journey of some 400 miles that they made along the network of waterways in the Midlands. It recalls the boatmen and their craft, and celebrates the then seemingly timeless nature of the English countryside through which they passed.
Travel

Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe

Author: Douglas Ward

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1780047827

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 9818

A river cruise is undoubtedly the most civilized way to see the best of Europe; you can relax in the comfort of a small vessel as you glide through picturesque towns and spectacular scenery. But how do you choose which cruise company, which kind of rivership, and where to go? The Berlitz guide to River Cruising in Europe will tell you everything you need to know about taking a cruise along Europe's beautiful rivers and waterways. The book cuts through the brochures' hype - almost every river cruise company promises you luxury. But what does 'luxury' really mean? The guide gives you unbiased advice on the different kinds of river vessels and the facilities they offer, helping you to make an informed choice. We take you on a journey along Europe's rivers and waterways, describing the highlights along the way - the historic cities and majestic scenery of the Danube, the castles and vineyards of the romantic Rhine, and much. Also included are listings for over 200 riverships, which are described and impartially rated, so that you can easily compare them and their facilities.
Travel

Lonely Planet Panama

Author: Lonely Planet,Carolyn McCarthy,Steve Fallon

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1786573075

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 6558

# 1 best-selling guide to Panama* Lonely Planet Panama is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip coconuts on a Caribbean beach; lay eyes on the awe-inspiring Panama Canal; or hike through sublime cloud forests; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Panama and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Panama: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - land & wildlife, music, cuisine, arts, politics, history Over 46 maps Covers Panama City, Panama Province, Cocle Province, Peninsula deAzuero, Veraguas Province, Chiriqui Province, Bocas del Toro Province, Colon Province, Comarca de Kuna Yala, Darien Province and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Panama, our most comprehensive guide to Panama, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Panama. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA
Fiction

Christmas at the Dancing Duck

Author: Daisy James

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008239134

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4802

A wonderfully festive romantic read to curl up with this Christmas. The most wonderful time of the year!
Fiction

Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles: The Driftwood Inn

Author: Phillipa Ashley

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008257302

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3067

’Scandals and secrets in the Scillies – sheer joy!’ Katie Fforde Christmas has arrived on the Cornish Isles of Scilly, bringing mistletoe, surprises and more than a sprinkle of romance . . . Fans of Poldark and Carole Matthews will love this brand-new festive read from the author of the bestselling Cornish Café series.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

Author: Alcoholics Anonymous

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258461805

Category:

Page: 410

View: 3081

The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse

Author: Cressida McLaughlin

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780008219284

Category:

Page: 464

View: 5013

The charming new bestseller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Canal Boat Cafe Robin Brennan has come home to Campion Bay. Now her parents have retired, she's set to become the new landlady of The Campion Bay Guesthouse. Bookings have been as thin as the hand towels, and it doesn't take long for Robin to realise that the place needs a serious makeover. Perhaps throwing herself into the task will help to heal her sadness at the tragic end to her dreams in London. As she gives the guesthouse a new lease of life, Robin encounters old friends and new, including old flame Tim, who'd clearly like to reboot their romance. But what about Will, the new arrival at No. 4, who's rocked up with the cutest dog ever? Caught up in a flurry of full-English breakfasts and cream teas, Robin's never sure what, or who, the next check-in will bring...
Juvenile Fiction

The Mousehole Cat

Author: Antonia Barber

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9780689808371

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 9287

When the Great Storm-Cat threatens the small English village of Mousehole, only an old fisherman's cat can soothe its fierceness during a dangerous sea venture.

The Cosy Canal Boat Dream

Author: Christie Barlow

Publisher: HarperImpulse

ISBN: 9780008240905

Category:

Page: 416

View: 8235

You will adore this heartwarming, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from bestelling author Christie Barlow! 'Full of warmth, fun and feel-good factor' Sunday Times bestseller Katie Fforde Welcome to the Little Rock marina - where hearts are healed and dreams are made... For the last two years Nell Andrews has been struggling to stay afloat. As her life tumbled down around her, the only safety net has been her cosy canal boat, The Nollie. Tucked away inside, Nell has found a place to heal her broken heart. And now she's ready to move on and follow her dream... Gorgeous Guy Cornish, with his easy Irish charm, makes him an instant hit with everyone at the marina, and the perfect person to help Nell with her project. But Guy has his own reasons for being at the marina, and a past that threatens to sink Nell's dream... What readers are saying about The Cosy Canal Boat Dream: 'The queen of heartwarming fiction' Bella Osborne'What a gorgeous romance - fun, poignant and surprising' Sunday Times bestseller Michele Gorman'My favourite Christie Barlow book of all time...perfect for when you want to be lost in a cuddle of a book' Rachel's Random Reads'Christie Barlow's best book yet...Phenomenal' The Writing Garnet'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Mama Life Magazine'An absolute joy to read and full of surprises...one of the best writers in this genre' The Book Review Cafe