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Author: Anonim
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1449364330
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You
Author: Steven Tyler
Publsiher: Ecco
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN: 9780061767913
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You Book Excerpt:

The son of a classical pianist straight out of the Bronx of old Archie comics, Steven Tyler was born to be a rock star. Weaned on Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Mick—and his beloved Janis Joplin—Tyler began tearing up the streets and the stage as a teenager before finally meeting his "mutant twin" and legendary partner Joe Perry. In this addictively readable memoir, told in the playful, poetic voice that is uniquely his own, Tyler unabashedly recounts the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades and riffs on the music that gives it all meaning. Tyler tells what it's like to be a living legend and the frontman of one of the world's most revered and infamous bands—the debauchery, the money, the notoriety, the fights, the motels and hotels, the elevators, limos, buses and jets, the rehab. He reveals the spiritual side that "gets lost behind the stereotype of the Sex Guy, the Drug Guy, the Demon of Screamin', the Terror of the Tropicana." And he talks about his epic romantic life and his relationship with his four children. As dazzling, bold, and out-on-the-edge as the man himself, Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? is an all-access backstage pass into this extraordinary showman's life.

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You Enhanced Edition

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You   Enhanced Edition
Author: Steven Tyler
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN: 0062093754
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does the Noise in My Head Bother You Enhanced Edition Book Excerpt:

“Steven Tyler is one of the giants of American music, who’s been influential for a whole generation of Rock ’n’ Roll fans around the world. Long May He Rock!” —Sir Paul McCartney Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? is the rock memoir to end all rock memoirs — the straight-up, no-holds-barred story of Grammy Award-winning, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and all around superstar legend Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith (and celebrity judge on American Idol). The rock and roll epic that is Tyler’s life begins with Tyler’s youth in the Bronx, tracing his early music career and influences, his legendary partnership with Joe Perry, the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades, their music, Tyler’s battles with substance abuse, his epic romantic life, his relationship with his four children (including actress Liv Tyler), life on the road and in the spotlight, the economics of the rock star business --and all the sex, drugs, and rock and roll that anyone could ask for. In Tyler’s own words: “I’ve been mythicized, Mick-icized, eulogized and fooligized, I’ve been Cole-Portered and farmer’s-daughtered, I’ve been Led Zepped and 12-stepped. I’m a rhyming fool and so cool that me, Fritz the Cat, and Mohair Sam are the baddest cats that am. I have so many outrageous stories, too many, and I’m gonna tell ’em all. All the unexpurgated, brain-jangling tales of debauchery, sex & drugs, transcendence & chemical dependence you will ever want to hear. And this is not just my take, this is the unbridled truth, the in-your-face, up-close and prodigious tale of Steven Tyler straight from the horse’s lips.”

Tinnitus Pathophysiology and Treatment

Tinnitus  Pathophysiology and Treatment
Author: Aage R. Moller,Berthold Langguth,Goran Hajak,Tobias Kleinjung,Anthony Cacace
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2007-11-16
ISBN: 9780080554464
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tinnitus Pathophysiology and Treatment Book Excerpt:

Understanding tinnitus and treating patients with tinnitus must involve many disciplines of basic science and clinical practice. The book provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics related to tinnitus including its pathophysiology, etiology and treatment. The chapters are written by researchers and clinicians who are active in the areas of basic science such as neurophysiology and neuroanatomy and in clinical specialties of psychology, psychiatry, audiology and otolaryngology. * Comprehensive coverage of the pathology and cause of tinnitus including genetics * Hyperacusis, phonophobia and other abnormalities in perception of sounds * The role of neural plasticity in tinnitus

Harlequin Special Edition February 2017 Box Set 2 of 2

Harlequin Special Edition February 2017 Box Set 2 of 2
Author: Rachel Lee,Meg Maxwell,Kathy Douglass
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN: 1488031398
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harlequin Special Edition February 2017 Box Set 2 of 2 Book Excerpt:

Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: HIS PREGNANT COURTHOUSE BRIDE Conard County: The Next Generation by Rachel Lee An unexpected pregnancy has high-class lawyer Amber Towers heading for Conard County—and Judge Wyatt Carter. Neither of them expected their law-school attraction to still be this strong, but their fledgling feelings have to weather Amber's wariness when it comes to love, not to mention nasty rumors and an election season, if they want to make it to a courthouse wedding. THE COOK'S SECRET INGREDIENT Hurley's Homestyle Kitchen by Meg Maxwell PI and single dad Carson Ford knows the fortune-teller who promised his dad a second great love was a fraud. He just needs the fortune-teller's daughter, Olivia Hurley, to explain that to his father. But the mystery woman sounds very much like her estranged aunt, so they set out to find her and just might find love for themselves along the way. HOW TO STEAL THE LAWMAN'S HEART Sweet Briar Sweethearts by Kathy Douglass Widowed chief of police Trent Knight never expected Carmen Shields, the woman he blames for his wife's death, to be the one to make him love again. Yet Carmen is not only finding her way into his daughters' affections, she seems to be stealing his heart, too.Look for Harlequin Special Edition’s Febuary 2017 Box set 1 of 2, filled with even more stories of life, love and family!Look for 6 compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Special Edition!

Up Your Score SAT 2018 2019 Edition

Up Your Score  SAT  2018 2019 Edition
Author: Larry Berger,Michael Colton,Manek Mistry,Paul Rossi
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 0761193650
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Up Your Score SAT 2018 2019 Edition Book Excerpt:

Thoroughly revised for the revamped SAT, Up Your Score: SAT is the only test-prep guide written for students by students—all of whom achieved perfect or near-perfect scores and went on to the colleges of their choice. A complement and reality check to the mainstream SAT study guides, it’s the book that kids recommend to one another, because it’s as entertaining as it is effective, showing students how to: • Think like the SAT • Ramp up their “mental math” powers • Remember the 12 most important grammar rules • Hone speed and timing • Understand key vocabulary words in context • Be a better guesser (and why it’s always better to guess) • Vanquish anxiety and improve concentration • Best fill in the answer circles, saving nearly six minutes • Unwind with SAT Yoga

Up Your Score SAT 2016 2017 Edition

Up Your Score  SAT  2016 2017 Edition
Author: Larry Berger,Michael Colton,Manek Mistry,Paul Rossi,Zachary Mandell,Joshua Mandell
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-12-29
ISBN: 0761187081
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Up Your Score SAT 2016 2017 Edition Book Excerpt:

Thoroughly overhauled for the new SAT, Up Your Score is the only test-prep guide written by students—all of whom achieved perfect or near-perfect scores and went on to the colleges of their choice. A complement and reality check to the mainstream SAT study guides, it’s the book that kids recommend to each other, because it’s as entertaining as it is effective, showing students how to: • Think like the SAT • Master insider math tricks • Remember the 13 most important grammar rules • Hone their speed and timing • Be a better guesser (and why it’s always better to guess) • Vanquish anxiety and improve concentration • Best fill in the answer circles, saving nearly six minutes • Unwind with SAT Yoga Packed with up-to-date information and smart strategies for the redesigned SAT, this new edition of Up Your Score is written with a sharp sense of humor in the irreverent voice of a peer, so it engages kids, rather than puts them to sleep. And, to really keep that energy up, it includes a recipe for Sweet & Tasty 800 Bars.

Advanced Musical Performance Investigations in Higher Education Learning

Advanced Musical Performance  Investigations in Higher Education Learning
Author: Ioulia Papageorgi,Graham Welch
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2015-02-28
ISBN: 1472400313
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Musical Performance Investigations in Higher Education Learning Book Excerpt:

To reach the highest standards of instrumental performance, several years of sustained and focused learning are required. This requires perseverance, commitment and opportunities to learn and practise, often in a collective musical environment. This book brings together a wide range of enlightening current psychological and educational research to offer deeper insights into the mosaic of factors and related experiences that combine to nurture (and sometimes hinder) advanced musical performance. Each of the book's four sections focus on one aspect of music performance and learning: musics in higher education and beyond; musical journeys and educational reflections; performance learning; and developing expertise and professionalism. Although each chapter within its home section offers a particular focus, there is an underlying conception across all the book’s contents of the achievability of advanced musical performance and of the important nurturing role that higher education can play, particularly if policy and practice are evidence-based and draw on the latest international research findings. The narrative offers an insight into the world of advanced musicians, detailing their learning journeys and the processes involved in their quest for the development of expertise and professionalism. It is the first book of its kind to consider performance learning in higher education across a variety of musical genres, including classical, jazz, popular and folk musics. The editors have invited an international community of leading scholars and performance practitioners to contribute to this publication, which draws on meticulous research and critical practice. This collection is an essential resource for all musicians, educators, researchers and policy makers who share our interest in promoting the development of advanced performance skills and professionalism.

The Killing Dance

The Killing Dance
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-02-04
ISBN: 0755370791
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Killing Dance Book Excerpt:

'These days my life is a cross between a preternatural soap opera and an action-adventure movie.' The first hit man came after me at home, which should be against the rules. Then there was a second, and a third. Word on the street is that Anita Blake, preternatural expert and vampire killer extraordinaire, is worth half a million dollars. Dead, not alive. So what's a girl to do but turn to the men in her life for help? Which in my case means an alpha werewolf and a master vampire. With professional killers on your trail, it's not a bad idea to have as much protection as possible, human or otherwise. But I'm beginning to wonder if two monsters are better than one...

Psychological Approaches to Pain Management Second Edition

Psychological Approaches to Pain Management  Second Edition
Author: Dennis C. Turk,Robert J. Gatchel
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2013-12-09
ISBN: 1462515193
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Approaches to Pain Management Second Edition Book Excerpt:

This book has been replaced by Psychological Approaches to Pain Management, Third Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-2853-0.

Treatment of Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence Fourth Edition

Treatment of Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence  Fourth Edition
Author: Mitchell J. Prinstein,Eric A. Youngstrom,Eric J. Mash,Russell A. Barkley
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 929
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN: 1462538983
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treatment of Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

Revision of: Treatment of childhood disorders / edited by Eric J. Mash, Russell A. Barkley.

The Sound and the Fury Third International Edition Norton Critical Editions

The Sound and the Fury  Third International Edition   Norton Critical Editions
Author: William Faulkner
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-06
ISBN: 0393617505
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sound and the Fury Third International Edition Norton Critical Editions Book Excerpt:

“A man is the sum of his misfortunes.” —William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner’s provocative and enigmatic 1929 novel, The Sound and the Fury, is widely acknowledged as one of the most important English-language novels of the twentieth century. This revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition builds on the strengths of its predecessors while focusing new attention on both the novel’s contemporary reception and its rich cultural and historical contexts. The text for the Third Edition is again that of the corrected text scrupulously prepared by Noel Polk, whose textual note precedes the novel. David Minter’s annotations, designed to assist readers with obscure words and allusions, have been retained. “Contemporary Reception,” new to the Third Edition, considers the broad range of reactions to Faulkner’s extraordinary novel on publication. Michael Gorra’s headnote sets the stage for assessments by Evelyn Scott, Henry Nash Smith, Clifton P. Fadiman, Dudley Fitts, Richard Hughes, and Edward Crickmay. New materials by Faulkner (“The Writer and His Work”) include letters to Malcolm Cowley about The Portable Faulkner and Faulkner’s Nobel Prize for Literature address. “Cultural and Historical Contexts” begins with Michael Gorra’s insightful headnote, which is followed by seven seminal considerations—five of them new to the Third Edition—of southern history, literature, and memory. Together, these works—by C. Vann Woodward, Richard H. King, Richard Gray, William Alexander Percy, Lillian Smith, William James, and Henri Bergson—provide readers with important contexts for understanding the novel. “Criticism” represents eighty-five years of scholarly engagement with The Sound and the Fury. New to the Third Edition are essays by Eric Sundquist, Noel Polk, Doreen Fowler, Richard Godden, Stacy Burton, and Maria Truchan-Tataryn. A Chronology of Faulkner’s life and work is newly included along with an updated Selected Bibliography.

Remember to Forget Revised and Expanded Edition

Remember to Forget  Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: Ashley Royer
Publsiher: Blink
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 0310751837
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remember to Forget Revised and Expanded Edition Book Excerpt:

In Remember to Forget from Watty Award-winning author Ashley Royer, Levi has refused to speak since the tragic death of his girlfriend, Delia, and can't seem to come out of his depression and hindering self-doubt. Desperate to make some positive change in Levi’s life, his mother sends him to live with his father in Maine. Though the idea of moving from Australia to America seems completely daunting, Levi passively accepts his fate, but once he lands faces personal struggles and self-doubt at the same time he and his dad battle through resentment and misunderstanding. And then, while at therapy, Levi meets Delilah, a girl who eerily reminds him of someone he lost.

What Your Doctor Hasn t Told You and the Health Store Clerk Doesn t Know

What Your Doctor Hasn t Told You and the Health Store Clerk Doesn t Know
Author: Edward Schneider
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-06-01
ISBN: 1101156961
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Your Doctor Hasn t Told You and the Health Store Clerk Doesn t Know Book Excerpt:

Millions of Americans turn to alternative medicine to treat chronic health problems when conventional medicine fails. Yet few doctors-or health store clerks and alternative practitioners-know what treatments are safe and effective. In this book, Edward Schneider, a leading researcher and clinician at the University of Southern California, arms readers with an overview of the latest medical research, then offers a proven formula for the best integrative therapy available to treat the most common health issues. From supplements and herbs, to acupuncture and yoga, What Your Doctor Hasn't Told You and the Health Store Clerk Doesn't Know outlines the myriad therapies used for: - sleep problems - joint, back, and neck pain - depression and anxiety - PMS and menopause - prostate health - heart disease and cancer - memory loss, and more An authoritative yet friendly guide, complete with hard-to-find dosage guidelines and advice on what therapies are just not worth your money, and packed with the type of information readers can take to the health store aisles and to their doctor, this book is essential reading for anyone considering alternative remedies.

The Sound and the Fury Third Edition Norton Critical Editions

The Sound and the Fury  Third Edition   Norton Critical Editions
Author: William Faulkner
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN: 1324000821
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sound and the Fury Third Edition Norton Critical Editions Book Excerpt:

“A man is the sum of his misfortunes.” —William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner’s provocative and enigmatic 1929 novel, The Sound and the Fury, is widely acknowledged as one of the most important English-language novels of the twentieth century. This revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition builds on the strengths of its predecessors while focusing new attention on both the novel’s contemporary reception and its rich cultural and historical contexts. The text for the Third Edition is again that of the corrected text scrupulously prepared by Noel Polk, whose textual note precedes the novel. David Minter’s annotations, designed to assist readers with obscure words and allusions, have been retained. “Contemporary Reception,” new to the Third Edition, considers the broad range of reactions to Faulkner’s extraordinary novel on publication. Michael Gorra’s headnote sets the stage for assessments by Evelyn Scott, Henry Nash Smith, Clifton P. Fadiman, Dudley Fitts, Richard Hughes, and Edward Crickmay. New materials by Faulkner (“The Writer and His Work”) include letters to Malcolm Cowley about The Portable Faulkner and Faulkner’s Nobel Prize for Literature address. “Cultural and Historical Contexts” begins with Michael Gorra’s insightful headnote, which is followed by seven seminal considerations—five of them new to the Third Edition—of southern history, literature, and memory. Together, these works—by C. Vann Woodward, Richard H. King, Richard Gray, William Alexander Percy, Lillian Smith, William James, and Henri Bergson—provide readers with important contexts for understanding the novel. “Criticism” represents eighty-five years of scholarly engagement with The Sound and the Fury. New to the Third Edition are essays by Eric Sundquist, Noel Polk, Doreen Fowler, Richard Godden, Stacy Burton, and Maria Truchan-Tataryn. A Chronology of Faulkner’s life and work is newly included along with an updated Selected Bibliography.

Fathom

Fathom
Author: Cherie Priest
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-12-09
ISBN: 1429936169
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fathom Book Excerpt:

"I can't fathom them, and neither can you." The ageless water witch Arahab has been scheming for eons, gathering the means to awaken the great Leviathan. She aims to bring him and the old gods back to their former glory, caring little that their ascendance will also mean an end to the human race. However, awakening the Leviathan is no small feat. In fact, Arahab can't complete the ritual without human aid. Arahab's first choice is José Gaspar, a notorious sea pirate from eighteenth-century Spain. But when the task proves too difficult for Gaspar, she must look elsewhere, biding her time until the 1930's, when the ideal candidate shows up: a slightly deranged teenager named Bernice. Bernice is sophisticated, torn from New York and forced to spend a miserable summer on Anna Maria Island, a tiny rock off the coast of Florida. She's also been saddled with the companionship of her farm-raised cousin Nia. Eventually, Bernice's disenchantment gives way to rage, which in turn leads her to commit a deadly crime. When Nia won't cover for Bernice's actions, she turns on Nia, chasing her into the deadly coastal waves. But the timing is right and the elementals have better ideas: the moment the girls go under, Bernice is commandeered for Arahab's task force, and Nia is turned into a strange and powerful new creature by a servant of the earth who doesn't want to surrender his green fields and muddy plains—not yet, at least. Add in a hapless fire inspector who's just trying to get his paperwork in order, a fire god whose neutrality has been called into question, and a bizarre religious cult, and rural Florida doesn't seem quite so sleepy anymore. Cherie Priest, who stormed onto the scene with the stunning Southern Gothic trio that began with Four and Twenty Blackbirds, now brings the same masterful writing and unforgettable characterization to the realm of near-contemporary rural fantasy. The result, Fathom, is fast-paced, stunning, and quite unlike anything you've ever read. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Trophy Girl

The Trophy Girl
Author: Kate Lace
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2009-05-03
ISBN: 0755354915
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trophy Girl Book Excerpt:

When Lucy Carter lands a job in a stately home she feels that all her dreams have come true. Not only is she in fabulous surroundings deep in the country but she is also working for the Earl of Arden. He was once married to the beautiful Becca Hetherington, a gold-medal-winning three-day eventer, and together they were Britain's golden couple – until Becca was killed in a tragic accident. Now a widower, the Earl is a brooding, romantic figure and there are many women, one in particular, who have their sights set on becoming the next Countess. As Lucy settles into her new job, she finds herself increasingly drawn to the Earl, and she isn't alone; all the staff adore him and are fiercely loyal. But as Lucy glimpses behind the money and glamour, she realises that the Earl's past isn't the fairytale everyone believed...

Masque of the Vampire Collector s Edition

Masque of the Vampire Collector s Edition
Author: Joleene Naylor
Publsiher: Joleene Naylor
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN: 1530888646
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masque of the Vampire Collector s Edition Book Excerpt:

The eighth book in the Amaranthine series plunges back into darkness, steeped in superstitions and death, where vampires are once again vicious creatures of the night. After three months away, Katelina and Jorick return home. But, so does Sarah, Katelina's best friend everyone thought was dead. How did she survive being tortured - and killed - by vampires? Though Sarah's not eager to share the details, Katelina knows it's the kind of story that leaves scars. She almost welcomes the distraction when they're sent to guard an exclusive vampire party - until Sarah claims she's being stalked. Who among the ancient guests would be interested in them? Then they find a dead child with a missing heart, just like the murders in the Heartless killings. Is the serial killer a vampire - and a guest at the party? Could it have anything to do with their stalker, or is it simply too much evil in one place? It's hard to tell who the culprit is when everyone seems suspicious, but they'd better figure it out before they end up with a dagger between their ribs - or a chandelier on their heads. Includes the Thirteen Guests short story collection.

Insomnia

Insomnia
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1501141848
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insomnia Book Excerpt:

A #1 national bestseller—“A yarn so packed with suspense, romance, literary reference, fascinating miscellaneous knowledge, and heart that only Stephen King could have written it. Marvelous—that is, full of marvels” (Booklist). Since his wife died, Ralph Roberts has been having trouble sleeping. Each night he wakes up a bit earlier, until he’s barely sleeping at all. During his late night walks, he observes some strange things going on in Derry, Maine. He sees colored ribbons streaming from people’s heads, two strange little men wandering around town after dark, and more. He begins to suspect that these visions are something more than hallucinations brought on by lack of sleep. There’s a definite mean streak running through this small New England city; underneath its ordinary surface awesome and terrifying forces are at work. The dying has been going on in Derry for a long, long time. Now Ralph is part of it…and lack of sleep is the least of his worries. Returning to the same Maine town where It took place, a town that has haunted Stephen King for decades, Insomnia blends King’s trademark bone-chilling realism with supernatural terror to create yet another masterpiece of suspense.

The Jagged Window

The Jagged Window
Author: Wendy Robertson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN: 0755393678
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jagged Window Book Excerpt:

Can a troubled family hope for a better tomorrow? In Wendy Robertson's The Jagged Window, a family face tragedy, suspicion and upheaval, yet for the youngest daughter, this leads to new discoveries about her family and herself. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Hutchinson and Dilly Court. 'If you like a homespun yarn, you'll love this' - Belfast Telegraph Edward Maichin is the golden boy of the Chapels. But at home, Edward's hidden darkness runs riot: his Irish Catholic mother, has no control over him since his father, Ellis, fled to America; his two brothers, Rhys and Caspar, live in fear of him. Only Theo, his imaginative younger sister, dares defy him. A suspicious death halts Edward's rise, forcing the family out of the valley, to the mines of the North-East, where Theo's talent for writing begins to match her brother's skills in social climbing. But when Theo takes a position as companion to a strange old woman, she discovers a family even more complex and vulnerable than her own... What readers are saying about Wendy Robertson: 'The gift of a true writer is in the telling of stories and characters that stay with you long after you close the book - and Wendy Robertson is one of those writers' 'Excellent' 'Five stars'