A Curious Beginning

In fact, I am beginning to think your quickness is one of your finer qualities, in spite of the complications into which it has led us." He splutteredalittle at this, but I studiously ignored him. "Now, if we take the excellent example ...

Author: Deanna Raybourn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698198203

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries returns once more to Victorian England and introduces intrepid adventuress Veronica Speedwell.... London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime. But fate has other plans when Veronica thwarts her own attempted abduction with the help of an enigmatic German baron, who offers her sanctuary in the care of his friend Stoker, a reclusive and bad-tempered natural historian. But before the baron can reveal what he knows of the plot against her, he is found murdered—leaving Veronica and Stoker on the run from an elusive assailant as wary partners in search of the villainous truth.

Bi Curious Beginnings The Impulsive Lord Parker Prequel

He glanced from me to Tom with avid curiosity. “Did you call me?” “Yes, Mr. Sherman, she did. I was just saying good night to Winnie, and asked if I could sit with your family at church next Sunday. With your permission, of course.

Author: Anne Shaw

Publisher: Sherri Shaftic


Category: Fiction


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Lord James Parker: Miss Winnie Sherman was pretty, sharp witted, and made me laugh in a time where I desperately needed to laugh. Those traits were appealing but also dangerous. Lately I suspected she wanted more from me than mere friendship. I had been near to starving to death in the gold fields when she had convinced her father to hire me on as a clerk. She had saved my life and I was grateful. She also had other aspirations that did not bode well for my bachelor status. When she caught me kissing another man, things become complicated.

Democracy in America

Each colony has , besides , its own historic monuments , some of which are extremely curious ; beginning with Virginia , the State which was first peopled . The earliest historian of Virginia was its founder , Captain John Smith .

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville


ISBN: HARVARD:32044013030952

Category: Democracy


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Curious about George

The theme of curiosity begins to mold the narrative. Dressed in the yellow palette of Curious George, the young girl listens on the couch, then moves to the kitchen table and blows into her straw until the milk overows in a cloud of ...

Author: Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496837356

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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In 1940, Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey built two bikes, packed what they could, and fled wartime Paris. Among the possessions they escaped with was a manuscript that would later become one of the most celebrated books in children’s literature—Curious George. Since his debut in 1941, the mischievous icon has only grown in popularity. After being captured in Africa by the Man in the Yellow Hat and taken to live in the big city’s zoo, Curious George became a symbol of curiosity, adventure, and exploration. In Curious about George: Curious George, Cultural Icons, Colonialism, and US Exceptionalism, author Rae Lynn Schwartz-DuPre argues that the beloved character also performs within a narrative of racism, colonialism, and heroism. Using theories of colonial and rhetorical studies to explain why cultural icons like Curious George are able to avoid criticism, Schwartz-DuPre investigates the ways these characters operate as capacious figures, embodying and circulating the narratives that construct them, and effectively argues that discourses about George provide a rich training ground for children to learn US citizenship and become innocent supporters of colonial American exceptionalism. By drawing on postcolonial theory, children’s criticisms, science and technology studies, and nostalgia, Schwartz-DuPre’s critical reading explains the dismissal of the monkey’s 1941 abduction from Africa and enslavement in the US, described in the first book, by illuminating two powerful roles he currently holds: essential STEM ambassador at a time when science and technology is central to global competitiveness and as a World War II refugee who offers a “deficient” version of the Holocaust while performing model US immigrant. Curious George’s twin heroic roles highlight racist science and an Americanized Holocaust narrative. By situating George as a representation of enslaved Africans and Holocaust refugees, Curious about George illuminates the danger of contemporary zero-sum identity politics, the colonization of marginalized identities, and racist knowledge production. Importantly, it demonstrates the ways in which popular culture can be harnessed both to promote colonial benevolence and to present possibilities for resistance.

A Curious Girl

... then returned to Colorado in the early 70s . He is married and has four children and nine grandchildren . A Curious Girl's main character is fashioned after Rylee , one of his three youngest granddaughters , whose nicknames are Moon ...

Author: Gary Corcoran

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781635750683

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

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A Curious Girl is about Rylee, a seven-year-old girl who wondered about how everything around her came to be. She wondered about the clouds, the sun, all the animals, life in the sea. The book is a visual journey portraying her thoughts and imagination of wondering how everything was created. It is written in a poetic style with rhyming lines. Parents will be able to sit and read the book to their children, and together explore the questions of a little girl who, after thinking about how things came to be, realized God has made everything for all of us to enjoy.


We can cultivate a curious beginner's mindset and soak up all the knowledge , and still remain grounded in the fact that our truth is not always the one and only truth . How do you remain open to unexpected lessons from the world ?


Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401963262



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A History of Nineteenth Century Literature 1790 1895

She was born as early as 1745 near Bristol , and all her life was a Somerset worthy . She began a curious beginning for so serious a lady , but with reforming intentions — to write for the stage , published The Search after Happiness ...

Author: George Saintsbury



Category: English literature

Page: 477

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Blackwood s Edinburgh Magazine

Nothing , sure it is early purl ; I've got it so in two for instance , could well be more of my old copies . ... A curious beginning of that trary to their expectation , however , he famous story is referred to in the paused at the ...



ISBN: UCSD:31822043961333

Category: England


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A Curious Mind

The hardest part is the very beginning. In a formal curiosity conversation, I would recommend not taking notes—the goal is a good conversation. Taking notes might just make someone uncomfortable. But when you've left a person's office, ...

Author: Brian Grazer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476730776

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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"From Academy Award-nominated producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly "curiosity conversations" that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows--from 24 to A Beautiful Mind. For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly "curiosity conversation" with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer's movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others. A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you're looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book--and its lessons on the power of curiosity--can change your life"--