Description : Daniel Vickers examines the shifting labor strategies used by colonists as New England evolved from a string of frontier settlements to a mature society on the brink of industrialization. Lacking a means to purchase slaves or hire help, seventeenth-centur
Description : Sigrud je Harkvaldsson is back, and this time he's out for vengeance. The awesome climax to the fantasy thrillers City of Stairs and City of Blades: perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Brent Weeks and China Miéville. Shara Komayd, once Prime Minister of Saypur, has been assassinated. News travels fast and far, even to a remote logging town somewhere northwest of Bulikov, where the silent, shaven-headed Dreyling worker 'Bjorn' picks up the newspaper and walks out. He is shocked and grieved and furious; he's been waiting thirteen years for Shara, his closest friend, to reach out to him - to tell him to come home. He's always believed she was running a long operation, that there would be a role for him at the right time. Now he has no one else in his life, and nothing to live for - except to find the people who did this. Sigrud wasn't there for the death of his daughter Signe, and he wasn't there when Shara was murdered. Now Bjorn is dead and Sigrud is back. And he will find answers, for Shara, and for himself. He's made a promise . . .
Description : The authors have crafted here a picture of a small, perhaps dying, occupation. Theirs is a book for all who care about the nature and quality of occupational life, whether as participants or scholars.
Description : She got her college degree, but didn't feel like working yet and her feet were itching. So, she put solid ground behind her and gave in to the waves. She set off to sail across the ocean
Description : Worthy of the greatest respect throughout the English-language world' - Paul Binding, Guardian 'Pared down to a sharp clarity, the prose of this novel cuts out all excess to show the cross-currents running through the heart of a community' - Times Literary Supplement 'Breathtaking in its simple beauty and honest heart' - Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue (Scotland) 'Jenkins [is] a remarkable writer whose gentlest touch induces the greatest of pleasures' - The Times When a family of travelling pearl-fishers arrives in a small Scottish town, the inhabitants react in their own different ways, from warmth to outright rejection. But how will they respond when love seems to blossom between local man Gavin Hamilton and the beautiful pearl-fisher Effie? The Pearl-fishers is a classic love story and the master storyteller's last novel.
Description : The Brothers Grimm’s fairytales are magical; but how do you get kids excited about the stories when most translations were written over 100 years ago in a dated English? This is a retelling of one of Grimm’s most beloved stories: The Fisherman and His Wife. This book is also available as a larger anthology with even more Grimm stories. KidLit-o is a new publishing house just for kids! From reimagined classics to history books, there's something for everyone here!