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The Girl Behind the Gates

The Girl Behind the Gates
A raw, heart-breaking historical novel based on a true story that will stay with you for ever

by Brenda Davies

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-05-28
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1529374553
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Compelling. Poignant. Haunting. Heart wrenching. Just beautiful. Everyone needs to read this wonderful book.' - Renita D'Silva, bestselling author of The Forgotten Daughter 1939. Seventeen-year-old Nora Jennings has spent her life secure in the certainty of a bright, happy future - until one night of passion has more catastrophic consequences than she ever could have anticipated. Labelled a moral defective and sectioned under the Mental Deficiency Act, she is forced to endure years of unspeakable cruelty at the hands of those who are supposed to care for her. 1981. When psychiatrist Janet Humphreys comes across Nora, heavily institutionalised and still living in the hospital more than forty years after her incarceration, she knows that she must be the one to help Nora rediscover what it is to live. But as she works to help Nora overcome her past, Janet realises she must finally face her own. Based on a true story, The Girl Behind the Gates is the raw, heart-breaking yet ultimately uplifting tale of a young woman cut down in her prime, and of the woman who finally brings her back to life, perfect for fans of The Girl in the Letter and Philomena. Further praise for THE GIRL BEHIND THE GATES: 'The Girl behind the Gates absorbed me from the start. A haunting, heart-wrenching but ultimately heart-warming novel told in beautiful prose and with great compassion and insight.' - Gill Thompson, bestselling author of The Oceans Between Us 'The Girl Behind the Gates is a powerful, emotional novel - harrowing in parts but always authentic and full of insights and compassion, and a sobering account of the best and worst of human nature. I was moved to tears by the ending and will certainly not hesitate to recommend it.' - Jill Childs, bestselling author of Gracie's Secret 'A powerful story of trust, compassion, healing -- and the transforming power of love, that can give new life to a broken spirit.' - Sharon Maas, bestselling author of The Violin Maker's Daughter

Tomorrow Girls #1: Behind the Gates

Tomorrow Girls #1: Behind the Gates
A Book

by Eva Gray

  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9780545317016
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 2020, America has been changed by hurricanes, earthquakes, and revolution. The world is at war. For four 13-year-old girls, the war means being sent away for their own safety. But Louisa, Maddie, Rosie, and Evelyn are about to find out that nothing is safe--and they have only each other to rely on now.

The Girl Behind the Lens: A dark psychological thriller with a brilliant twist

The Girl Behind the Lens: A dark psychological thriller with a brilliant twist
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by Tanya Farrelly

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2016-10-28
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0008215103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When every word’s a lie, a picture is worth a thousand A dark psychological thriller about the secrets that destroy us, perfect for fans of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and THE GIRLFRIEND.

The Manhattan Secret

The Manhattan Secret
An absolutely heartbreaking and gripping historical novel

by Marie-Bernadette Dupuy

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2020-10-29
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1529338255
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A dramatically powerful saga of secrets, love and betrayal for fans of Anna Jacobs, Nadine Dorries and Rita Bradshaw. ***FROM THE 4-MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR*** ***RATED 5 STARS BY REAL READERS*** "A wonderfully romantic saga full of action" -Hart, 5* Amazon reviewer "A fantastic book - I can't wait to read the next volume!" -Michele, 5* Amazon reviewer October 1886. Catherine and Guillaume Duquesne set off to New York with their six-year-old daughter Elisabeth. But the young couple's dreams of freedom and independence soon turn into a nightmare when Catherine dies during the journey and Guillaume is assaulted and left for dead soon after their arrival on American soil. A wealthy family adopts Elisabeth, who grows up spoiled and happy. But when she turns 16, she learns the truth about her origins and decides to return to France to meet her real family. Upon her arrival she realises that her grandfather's house, too, is seething with secrets... What readers think "The author is hugely talented." -Julie, 5* Amazon reviewer "Very attaching characters ... I'm impatient to read the next instalment!" -5* Babelio reviewer "I just had to get the rest of the series." -Jean-Pierre, 5* fnac.com reviewer "Reads very well - wait until you read the ending!" -Françoise, 5* Amazon reviewer "An extraordinary author. I strongly recommend!" -Nathalie, 5* Amazon reviewer "I didn't know the author - the book is excellent. -Mimi, 5* Amazon reviewer

The Gates

The Gates
A Book

by Chuck Wachtel

  • Publisher : Viking Adult
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN : 9780670838868
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Primo Thomas, a New York City English teacher for new immigrants, faces the second half of his life while reflecting upon his deceased parents, his Harlem childhood, his failed marriage, and his externally dependent sense of self. 15,000 first printing. Tour.

Opening the Gates

Opening the Gates
An Anthology of Arab Feminist Writing

by Margot Badran,Miriam Cooke

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN : 9780253217035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Opening the Gates succeeds not because of its methodology, but because of the stories the women tell."--Voice Literary Supplement

The Gates of Heaven

The Gates of Heaven
A Book

by Paul Preuss

  • Publisher : Bantam Books
  • Release : 1980-05
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780553244175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Golden Gates

Golden Gates
A Book

by Jean Conrad

  • Publisher : Zondervan Publishing Company
  • Release : 1987-03
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780310478119
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best English Short Stories

Best English Short Stories
A Book

by Giles Gordon,David Hughes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Maybelline Story

The Maybelline Story
And the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It

by Sharrie Williams,Bettie Youngs

  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release : 2011-10-04
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1936332175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In1915, when a kitchen stove fire singed his sister Mabel's lashes and brows, Tom Lyle Williams watched in fascination as she performed what she called 'a secret of the harem'—mixing petroleum jelly with coal dust and ash from a burnt cork and applying it to her lashes and brows. Mabel's simple beauty trick ignited Tom Lyle's imagination and he started what would become a billion-dollar business, one that remains a viable American icon after nearly a century. He named it Maybelline in her honor. Throughout the twentieth century, the Maybelline company inflated, collapsed, endured, and thrived in tandem with the nation's upheavals—as did the family that nurtured it. Tom Lyle Williams—to avoid unwanted scrutiny of his private life—cloistered himself behind the gates of his Rudolph Valentino Villa and ran his empire from the shadows. Now, after nearly a century of silence, this true story celebrates the life of an American entrepreneur, a man forced to remain behind a mask—using his sister-in-law Evelyn Boecher—to be his front. Stories of the-great-man-and-how-he-did-it serve as a traditional mainstay of biographies, but with the strong women's book-buying market, a resurgence of interest in memoirs that focus on relationships more than a single man and his accomplishments are more likely to be discussed in women's book groups. The Maybelline Story combines the best of both approaches: a man whose vision rocketed him to success along with the woman held in his orbit. In the way that Rhett Butler ignored the criticism of his peers to carve his own destiny, Tom Lyle Williams shares similar grit and daring. But Rhett without Scarlet wouldn't be much of a story. Evelyn Williams provides the energy of an antagonist. Like Scarlet, we sometimes hate her and want to shake her, but sometimes, we must admit that we hold a grudging respect; we get a kick out of her and even occasionally, love her for her guts and tenacity, and certainly because she carved out a life for herself and insisted on having a voice, even if she was a fly in the ointment for others. The Maybelline story provides other kinds of classic literary satisfaction. We are especially fascinated to slip vicariously into the lives of the rich and privileged yet cheer for the underdog who overcomes obstacles to astound doubters with his success. We are enthralled with the historical sweep of events whose repercussions live on to the present, all elements of The Maybelline Story—which reads like a juicy novel, but is in fact a family memoir, distilled from nine hundred pages of family accounts from the 1920's to present. An engrossing and captivating saga that spans four generations and reveals the humanity, the glamour, and the seedy underside of a family intoxicated by the quest for power, wealth, and physical perfection. It is a fascinating and inspiring tale of ambition, luck, greed, secrecy—and surprisingly, above all, love and forgiveness, a tale both epic and intimate, alive with the clash, the hustle, the music, and dance of American enterprise. -- Sharrie Williams

Gates of the Wind

Gates of the Wind
A Book

by Michael Carroll

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Author's account of his experiences among the fishing and farming people of the Northern Sporades, islands of the Aegean Sea.

The old curiosity shop

The old curiosity shop
A Book

by Charles Dickens

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1894
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The old curiosity shop, vol. I

The old curiosity shop, vol. I
A Book

by Charles Dickens

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1869
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Stage Year Book

The Stage Year Book
A Book

by Lionel Carson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1913
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vols. for 1908-10 include the section: The Stage provincial guide; 1950-52: The Stage guide. (Other years published separately).

Behind the Scenes in a Film Studio

Behind the Scenes in a Film Studio
A Book

by Elizabeth Grey

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Soviet Uzbekistan

Soviet Uzbekistan
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stephen and Violet

Stephen and Violet
A Book

by Susan Barrett

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Story of Violet and her 18 year-old great-nephew Stephen, two incompetent travelling companions going round Europe.

Everybody's Magazine

Everybody's Magazine
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1928
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Girl in the Hairy Paw

The Girl in the Hairy Paw
King Kong as Myth, Movie, and Monster

by Ronald Gottesman,Harry M. Geduld

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
A Book

by Library of Congress. Copyright Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1945
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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