While Susie doggedly tramps 500 miles over unknown terrain, from La Rochelle to Lake Geneva in Switzerland, frequently lost and either too hot or too cold, Texan Jennifer Shields copes heroically with lost dogs, erratic electricity, old men hiding in bushes, and a language she cannot speak. Both find their resourcefulness and ingenuity tested to the limit as, in their own ways, they explore and enjoy the culture, cuisine and people of Europe's most fascinating country. Key words: France travel, Switzerland travel, Biography & Autobiography Adventurers and Explorers, Babyboomer Adventure, Boomer adventure, budget camping, long distance walking, long distance hiking, unknown France, camping, solo hiking, solo walking, solo travel, France humor, humor, humour, France humour, walking holidays, walking, hiking, endurance sport
This book contains 2 separate stories. The first story begins with a factual account of a huge fundraising effort during World War 2. Residents of Arnold in Nottingham donated enough money to buy a warship for the Royal Navy. It follows the fortunes of the vessel on North Atlantic Convoy duties and tells many tales of bravery by the crew, some of whom were in their teens.
The second story describes the loving restoration of a small, ex-naval cutter into a floating holiday home. It goes on to relive the glory days of the boat when it took part in the evacuation of the Dunkirk beaches in 1940 as one of the 'little ships'.
Tailored for dyslexic readers but can be read by anyone.
The third book in a new contemporary romance series featuring billionaire brothers from bestselling author Katie Lane!
The Journal of a Holiday Maker - London to South Africa, is the true story of an Afro-British couple (John and Shirley) who explore southern Africa for the first time and more specifically, South Africa; the story is narrated through the voice of Shirley. It is a fascinating and truly absorbing perspective on a time of great socio-political change in South Africa and Zimbabwe and Shirley displays a keen eye for how these changes are manifested in both the people and societies in general. She sets the visit very firmly in its historical context and describes with great vision, the effects of Apartheid and the prevailing political environment. The excitement of the pending release from prison of Mr. Mandela; the environment of hope for the future of South Africa; and therefore the survival of South Africa were all palpable to the holiday maker in South Africa at the time. Far from being gloomy and depressing, or forming heavy reading; The Journal of a Holiday Maker is filled with larger than life characters, that with the Author's descriptive eloquence is vividly brought to life and encouraged to play his/her part and before easing back into the shadows but leaves a lasting impression; only to be replaced by another and another. But far from being gloomy and depressing or heavy reading; The Journal of a Holiday Maker is filled with larger than life characters, who, combined with the author's descriptive eloquence makes the book come vividly alive. This is a must-read for all those who enjoy a personal Bill Brysonesque account well told.
The Monster War is the third book in the action-packed, steampunk League of Seven series by acclaimed author Alan Gratz. Having discovered the monstrous secret of his origins, Archie Dent is no longer certain that he is worthy to be a member of the League of Seven. But with new enemies to face, he realizes that he may not have the luxury of questioning his destiny.Wielding the Dragon Lantern, the maniacal Philomena Moffett has turned her back on the Septemberist Society, creating her own Shadow League and unleashing a monster army on the American continent. Archie and his friends must race to find the last two members of their league in time to thwart Moffett's plan and rescue humanity once more.
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