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The Girl in the Red Coat

The Girl in the Red Coat
Author : Kate Hamer
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release Date : 2015-02-24
Category : Fiction
Total pages :304
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She is the missing girl. But she doesn't know she's lost. Carmel Wakeford becomes separated from her mother at a local children's festival, and is found by a man who claims to be her estranged grandfather. He tells her that her mother has had an accident and that she is to live with him for now. As days become weeks with her new family, 8-year-old Carmel realises that this man believes she has a special gift... While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become.

The Girl in the Red Coat

The Girl in the Red Coat
Author : Roma Ligocka
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release Date : 2016-01-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :304
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When she first saw Schindler's List--to whose premiere in Germany she was invited--Roma Ligocka suddenly realized she was witnessing a part of her own life. She felt instinctively that the little girl in the red coat--the only spot of color in the film--was her. When she had lived in the Krakow ghetto during the Second World War she had worn a strawberry-red coat given to her by her grandmother. Unlike the girl in Spielbeg's film, however, Roma survived the war. Startled by this eerie conjunction of art and reality, Ligocka determined to write the story of her own life, to find out what had become of the little girl, and to measure who she now was. From a harrowing childhood under the Nazis, described with a simplicity and innocence that lends it even greater power, through the trials of living in Communist Poland, to a career in the theater and film (an artistic struggle paralleling that of her cousin, Roman Polanski), Ligocka traces her struggle for self-defiition and happiness. The Girl in the Red Coat is a courageous and moving story of survival and triumph.

The Red Coat

The Red Coat
Author : Dolley Carlson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2018-10-23
Category : Fiction
Total pages :483
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Think Downton Abbey, set in the heart of Boston Irish domestic worker Norah King's decision to ask her wealthy employer, Caroline Parker, for an elegant red coat that the Beacon Hill matriarch has marked for donation ignites a series of events that neither woman could have fathomed. The unlikely exchange will impact their respective daughters and families for generations to come, from the coat's original owner, marriage-minded collegian Cordelia Parker, to the determined and spirited King sisters of South Boston, Rosemary, Kay, and Rita. As all of these young women experience the realities of life – love and loss, conflict and joy, class prejudices and unexpected prospects – the red coat reveals the distinction between cultures, generations, and landscapes in Boston during the 1940s and 50s, a time of change, challenge, and opportunity. Meet the proud, working-class Irish and staid, upper-class Brahmins through the contrasting lives of these two families and their friends and neighbors. See how the Parkers and the Kings each overcome sudden tragedy with resolve and triumph. And witness the profound impact of a mother’s heart on her children’s souls. Carlson brings us front and center with her knowing weave of Celtic passion – both tragic and joyful – words of wisdom, romance, humor, and historical events. Dive into Boston feet first! The Red Coat is a rich novel that chronicles the legacy of Boston from both sides of the city, Southie and the Hill.

The Man in the Red Coat

The Man in the Red Coat
Author : Julian Barnes
Publisher : Random House Canada
Release Date : 2020-02-18
Category : History
Total pages :256
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The Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending takes us on a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the life story of the pioneering surgeon Samuel Pozzi. IN THE SUMMER OF 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' shopping: a prince, a count and a commoner with an Italian name. In time, each of these men would achieve a certain level of renown, but who were they then and what was the significance of their sojourn to England? Answering these questions, Julian Barnes unfurls the stories of their lives, playing out against the backdrop of the Belle Époque in Paris. Our guide through this world is Samuel Pozzi, the society doctor, free-thinker and man of science with a famously complicated private life, and the subject of one of John Singer Sargent's greatest portraits. In this vivid tapestry of people (Henry James, Sarah Bernhardt, Oscar Wilde, Proust, James Whistler, among many others), place, and time, we see not merely an epoch of glamour and pleasure, but, surprisingly, one of violence, prejudice and nativism--with more parallels to our own age than we might imagine. The Man in the Red Coat is, at once, a fresh portrait of the Belle Époque; an illuminating look at the longstanding exchange of ideas between Britain and France; and a life of a man who lived passionately in the moment but whose ideas and achievements were far ahead of his time.

The Doll Funeral

The Doll Funeral
Author : Kate Hamer
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release Date : 2017-01-31
Category : Fiction
Total pages :304
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My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They're not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say. I'm supposed to say that the bruises on my arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs. But there are things I won't say. I won't tell them I'm going to hunt for my real parents. I don't say a word about Shadow, who sits on the stairs, or the Wasp Lady I saw on the way to bed. I did tell Mick that I saw the woman in the buttercup dress, hanging upside down from her seat belt deep in the forest at the back of our house. I told him I saw death crawl out of her. He said he'd give me a medal for lying. I wasn't lying. I'm a hunter for lost souls and I'm going to be with my real family. And I'm not going to let Mick stop me.

Girl in the Blue Coat

Girl in the Blue Coat
Author : Monica Hesse
Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date : 2016-04-05
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Total pages :320
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The bestselling, "gripping" (Entertainment Weekly), "powerful" (Hypable), "utterly thrilling" (Paste.com) winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. Perfect for readers of Kristin Hannah and Ruta Sepetys. Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion. On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman's frantic plea to find a person--a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished from a secret room without a trace. Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such dangerous work, but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance, open her eyes to the horrors of the Nazi war machine, and compel her to take desperate action. Beautifully written, intricately plotted, and meticulously researched, Girl in the Blue Coat is an extraordinary novel about bravery, grief, and love in impossible times. *Don't miss Monica Hesse's newest masterwork of historical fiction: They Went Left*

Redcoat

Redcoat
Author : Bernard Cornwell
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2008-06-05
Category : Fiction
Total pages :416
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From THE BESTSELLING author Bernard Cornwell comes Redcoat . . . NOW AT THIS SPECIAL EBOOK PRICE Philadelphia in 1777 is a city at war - not just between American troops and the British army, but within itself. For an occupied city throws together loyalist and patriot, soldier and civilian, man and woman; divides families and breeds treachery. Here ruthless Captain Kit Vane and beautiful Martha Crowl, passionate patriot Caroline and her idealist young lover Jonathon, unscrupulous Ezra Woollard and the brutal Sergeant Scammell, forge and break shifting allegiances that drive them to dangerous lengths. And caught between them Private Sam Gilpin, seduced into war by a dare and a red coat, must learn the bitter lessons of love, loss and the real meaning of loyalty.

Crushed

Crushed
Author : Kate Hamer
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release Date : 2019-04-30
Category : Fiction
Total pages :416
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'Mesmerising, compulsive, deliciously dark - and so good on the complex and thorny bond between friends. Kate Hamer's writing is incandescent.' Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party Phoebe stands on Pulteney Bridge, tights gashed from toe to thigh. The shock of mangled metal and blood-stained walls flashes through her mind as she tries to cover her face so she won't be recognised. It wouldn't do to be spotted looking like this. She's missing a shoe. She feels sick. Phoebe thought murder and murder happened. Thoughts are just thoughts, they said. Now she knows they were wrong. At home, Phoebe arranges the scissors and knives so they point toward her mother's room. She is exhausted, making sure there's no trace of herself - not a single hair, not even her scent - left anywhere in the house. She must not let her thoughts unravel, because if they do, there's no telling who might be caught in the crossfire, and Phoebe will have to live with the consequences.

Stone's Fall

Stone's Fall
Author : Iain Pears
Publisher : Vintage Canada
Release Date : 2010-06-01
Category : Fiction
Total pages :608
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A tour de force in the tradition of Iain Pears’ international bestseller, An Instance of the Fingerpost, Stone’s Fall weaves a story of love and high finance into the fabric of a page-turning thriller. A novel to stand alongside Atonement and The Remains of the Day. A panoramic novel with a riveting mystery at its heart, Stone’s Fall is a quest, a love story, and a tale of murder – richly satisfying and completely engaging on many levels. It centres on the career of a very wealthy financier and the mysterious circumstances of his death, cast against the backdrop of WWI and Europe’s first great age of espionage, the evolution of high-stakes international finance and the beginning of the twentieth century’s arms race. Stone’s Fall is a major return to the thriller form that first launched Iain Pears onto bestseller lists around the world and that earned him acclaim as a mesmerizing storyteller. From the Hardcover edition.

The Guilty One

The Guilty One
Author : Lisa Ballantyne
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2013-03-19
Category : Fiction
Total pages :480
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Moving and suspenseful, Lisa Ballantyne’s The Guilty One is a psychological thriller about the darkness in each of us. It explores how we are all tied to our pasts, and what it means to be guilty. Solicitor Daniel Hunter is called to defend 11-year-old Sebastian who has been charged with the murder of a young boy on a London playground. While examining Sebastian’s life in order to save it, Daniel can’t help but be transported to his own difficult youth spent in foster care—a time when the one he trusted the most was the one who betrayed him… Emotionally wrought, and with an abundance of twists and turns, The Guilty One is a character-driven novel of suspense that explores the true nature of guilt.

A New Coat for Anna

A New Coat for Anna
Author : Harriet Ziefert
Publisher : Dragonfly Books
Release Date : 1988
Category : Barter
Total pages :32
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Even though there is no money, Anna's mother finds a way to make Anna a badly needed winter coat.

The Girl in the Red Coat

The Girl in the Red Coat
Author : Roma Ligocka,Iris von Finckenstein
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2002
Category : Holocaust survivors
Total pages :326
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Roma Ligocka has lived muliple lives over the past 50 years - artist, theatrical designer, bohemian nomad, political activist, wife and mother - but she was first a girl from the Krakow ghetto. It was only when she saw the little girl in the red coat in the film of Schindler's List that she recognized her own childhood and realised the extent of her failure to come to terms with the anguish of it. This memoir revisits the horror of her early years and reveals how far its effects have reached throughout her life. Leading an apparently successful life, she has nonetheless often been at the mercy of depressions. Now after 50 years, she is able to write about honestly examining the scars of a traumatic childhood and getting past sorrow while still acknowledging the truth of the past.

Thirteen Chairs

Thirteen Chairs
Author : Dave Shelton
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release Date : 2015-07-28
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Total pages :256
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A spine-tingling collection of ghost stories! When a boy finds himself drawn into an empty house one cold night, he enters a room in which twelve unusual-looking people sit around a table. And the thirteenth chair is pulled out for him. One by one, each of those assembled tells their own ghost story: tales of doom and death; of ghostly creatures and malevolent spirits; of revenge and reward. It is only at the end of the night that the boy starts to understand what story he must tell . . .

Girl in a Red River Coat

Girl in a Red River Coat
Author : Mary Peate
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1970-01-01
Category : Montreal
Total pages :130
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The Little Red Coat

The Little Red Coat
Author : Kevin Flynn
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2018-09-10
Category :
Total pages :194
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Dr. Kevin Flynn, a family physician and a coroner in Ontario, Canada accidentally breaks a family heirloom and finds four documents that start him on the trail of documenting a family tragedy set in his school-teacher parents' home in rural Ireland nine decades past. His family in Ireland did not talk about the past and what little information became available in his younger years proved to be incorrect. Using his experience of death investigation in Canada for thirty years, his odyssey takes him back to the land of his birth in search of documents in the National Archives of Ireland and interviews with people still alive who helped to throw light on the mystery and to discover and document the truth about how two sisters, Philomena, age one year and ten months and Maureen age six years and nine months, whom he never knew, came to their deaths at the hands of a teenage girl. Mary Cole had been a pupil at the Camross National School and was taught by the parents of Dr. Flynn. They took the girl into their home after she finished her primary education to care for their family of five small children in the village of Camross, nestled in the shade of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the Irish midlands. Mr. Flynn discovered that the live-in 15 year old girl, mature beyond her years, misbehaved with some local boys at night, and after she was confronted by her employers, she denied her guilt two times until the truth was revealed before the local Parish Priest. This true story of deceit and betrayal by a young girl who nursed, fed and cared for the children of the schoolmaster and his teacher wife unites the tragedy that unfolded with Ireland's recovery from a brutal civil war with the transition from the English colonial education system that suppressed the proud traditions of the Irish language and history until the War of Independence that fostered the rebirth of national pride. It is a tale of revenge for being exposed twice before the priest and the perceived loss of her good name at the cost of two innocent and vulnerable children. So ingenious was Mary Cole that two deaths and two fires were deemed to be accidental, even after an inquest by the local coroner until after Michael and Statia Flynn had left Camross for the town of Tipperary where the author was later born and where he grew up thinking that he was 'one of ten' instead of 'one of twelve'. Astute investigation by An Garda Síochána detectives based their suspicions on a simple red woollen coat, hand made by the children's mother. Read how the poignant discovery of the little red coat in the National Archives in Dublin and the striking out of Maureen's name from the school roll book by her teacher mother were revealed.