Author: Justin Tyers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472909801

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 8359

The enchanting next stage in Justin and Linda's eventful and amusing voyage from the Scottish islands to Cornwall and Brittany in their self-built traditional wooden cruising yacht.
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The Boat that Rebuilt Our Lives

Author: Justin Tyers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408155885

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 8829

'We didn't want to be wiping porridge off the walls - we wanted places no rougher than a farm pond. The silence in these places was complete - so much so that we found ourselves speaking in whispers.' Many sailors dream of a quiet life living aboard a classic yacht. Few reach that dream following the same path as Justin Ruthven-Tyers and his wife. After a fire destroyed everything they owned, the couple decided to build their own classic sailing yacht and live aboard in the wilds of Scotland - up creeks, in rocky pools, in lovely desolate places whose descriptions would make any armchair traveller ache to go there. They started their new life by felling trees for the timber they needed to build their boat, the first unusual step in their unique story. With a wonderful turn of phrase, Justin's humorous narrative will engage those who dream of living a similar lifestyle, and inspire those motivated to attempt it.
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Author: John F. Dillon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1403350841

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Adopting a baby from China should be a fairy tale ending to a story of loss. But life offers no guarantees, no matter how a family is formed. Children come with needs, while middle age presents its own set of challenges. The goals from our thirties often seem hollow, unattainable or irrelevant. Illness can make its sudden devastating appearance. "Big Sister," the sequel to "Little Sister," is the story of such a family, twice blessed by adoption. Mark and Rena, the American couple who adopted the baby Mooi Mooi (now called Jennie) from "Little Sister," live in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. While adopting Jennie satisfied Rena's yearning for a child; adopting Lily, their second daughter, blew apart a marriage already edging toward divorce. It isn't Lily's fault though Mark would like to blame her, if only to get Rena angry. Yet even before Lily's arrival, he'd begun questioning his life choices, his health was declining, he'd backed away from family obligations. Then at fifty, he learns he was adopted. Always the strong one, Rena's faith in marriage is shattered when Mark leaves, apparently for a younger woman. She appears resolute, however, amidst Lily's head injury, her brother, Jim's unexpected arrival; and her best friend, Linda's problems with her son, Zach. Yet she cries each night, lonely and afraid, desperately wanting her husband. Jennie's a daddy's girl, figuring she would have favored her birthfather as well. Ashamed of her role in Lily's injury, she strives to be a better sister. Her strength is evident as she helps an unwed mother make a difficult, life-altering choice.
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Author: Steve Mollmann,Michael Schuster

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451607237

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The U.S.S. Enterprise, under the command of Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, is returning from a mission to deliver medical supplies to Deep Space Station C-15, one of Starfleet’s most distant installations. All is routine until the Enterprise comes within a light-year of the planet Mu Arigulon, when the ship is suddenly thrown from warp and suffers a momentary power cut, having run aground on a spatial distortion not revealed in previous scans of the system. When the pride of Starfleet hits another, much worse distortion, Dr. Leonard McCoy has his hands full caring for officers who have suddenly fallen into comas for no apparent reason. The Enterprise medical team soon discovers that the dying officers are espers—humans with a rare and abnormal level of telepathic and psychic ability. With no choice but to link to the officers’ minds in order to come to their aid, McCoy is plunged into a nightmarish dream-world . . . with the end result being nothing short of the possible destruction of the Enterprise and all aboard her. . . .
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Author: PCE Lambert

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465303634

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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A fast moving drama covering 96 hours in the life of Stephen Leigh-Grace, trying to put his life back together following the death of his wife. While moving his boat from its winter moorings to a coastal berth, he accidentally becomes involved in an interracial attack. Initially thought to be involved by the police; he is eventually released, only to be savagely attacked on returning to his boat. A number of relationships begin to develop, and the pace of the story is maintained, as the police attempt to discover if the assaults are connected.
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Tristan Vangogh and the Voyage of the Sabrina Ann

Author: Capt. Flash

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465328831

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 111

View: 5577

This is not a story about someone who grew up around boats and made a miraculous voyage across open oceans. (Think Maiden Voyage by Tania Aebie, Ballentine 1991.) Actually this is a story about an older burned out, Hollywood cab driver with no experience who didnt get into boating till he was forty five. This is the story of a dream realized and the learning experience it became.
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Author: Christiaan Gutteling,Christiaan Gutteling with Helen Gutteling Atkinson,Helen Co Gutteling Atkinson

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1618976044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

View: 7986

This fascinating tale of living under German occupation during World War II is told from the unique perspective of a Dutch secret agent. Highlighted by high drama, it is an epic story of life and conflict in the presence of an oppressive enemy.The anti-German struggle in the Netherlands was centered on sabotage requiring stealth and cunning. The reality of war forced many to choose between helping with the resistance, going into hiding, or leaving the country. Those who stayed and served saved countless numbers of Jewish lives and aided the war effort by covertly gathering and disseminating valuable information.----The author narrowly escaped the Germans as the British Navy came to his rescue. His story of unremitting toil to overtake an unrelenting enemy is stirring, inspiring, and unforgettable.
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Book One of the Eschaton Sequence

Author: John C. Wright

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429986379

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Hundreds of years in the future, after the collapse of the Western world, young Menelaus Illation Montrose grows up in what was once Texas as a gunslinging duelist for hire. But Montrose is also a mathematical genius—and a romantic who dreams of a future in which humanity rises from the ashes to take its place among the stars. The chance to help usher in that future comes when Montrose is recruited for a manned interstellar mission to investigate an artifact of alien origin. Known as the Monument, the artifact is inscribed with data so complex, only a posthuman mind can decipher it. So Montrose does the unthinkable: he injects himself with a dangerous biochemical drug designed to boost his already formidable intellect to superhuman intelligence. It drives him mad. Nearly two centuries later, his sanity restored, Montrose is awakened from cryo-suspension with no memory of his posthuman actions, to find Earth transformed in strange and disturbing ways, and learns that the Monument still carries a secret he must decode—one that will define humanity's true future in the universe. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Author: David Schaefer

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574091106

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 269

View: 9604

The color, mystique and irrepressible spirit of Cuba come alive as the author sails to the old haunts of his lifelong hero, Ernest Hemmingway.
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Kt. Political, Commercial, and Philosophical; Together with His Letters and Poems. The Whole Never Before Collected Together, and Some Never Yet Printed. To which is Prefix'd, a New Account of His Life by Tho. Birch

Author: Sir Walter Raleigh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political science

Page: N.A

View: 3663

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A Record of a Naturalist's Visits to the Valleys of the Petchora and Yenesei

Author: Henry Seebohm

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110803795X

Category: Nature

Page: 544

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This 1901 volume contains two of ornithologist and traveller Seebohm's works, Siberia in Europe (1880) and Siberia in Asia (1882).
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Author: L. T. Meade,A. Balfour Symington,Edwin Oliver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's Literature, English

Page: N.A

View: 5148

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Author: Lawrence J. Cunningham,Janice J. Beaty

Publisher: Bess Press

ISBN: 9781573060479

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 1164

Covers the lives and legends of the first people of Guam and traces the island's development into present day. Illustrations, glossary, index. RL4
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