A Rural Affair

Discover the magic of second chances and starting again in this tantalising story from the bestselling author of A Cornish Summer 'If I'm being totally honest I had fantasized about Phil dying.

Author: Catherine Alliott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141962740

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Fans of Catherine Alliott's bestselling novels One Day in May and A Crowded Marriage, will love her latest gorgeously romantic novel A Rural Affair. 'If I'm being totally honest I had fantasized about Phil dying.' When Poppy Shilling's bike-besotted, Lycra-clad husband is killed in a freak accident, she can't help feeling a guilty sense of relief. For at long last she's released from a controlling and loveless marriage. Throwing herself wholeheartedly into village life, she's determined to start over. And sure enough, everyone from Luke the sexy church organist to Bob the resident oddball, is taking note. Yet the one man Poppy can't take her eyes off seems tantalizingly out of reach - why won't he let go of his glamorous ex-wife? But just as she's ready to dip her toes in the water, the discovery of a dark secret about her late husband shatters Poppy's confidence. Does she really have the courage to risk her heart again? Because Poppy wants a lot more than just a rural affair . . . Praise for Catherine Alliott: 'I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish' Daily Mail 'An entertaining read that's as light as the summer breeze' Daily Express

Administration of the Rural Electrification Act

He asserted that Secretary Ickes sent for him and to him that he ( Ickes ) thought that it was a Rural Electrification Administrati affair and that in the copy of his speech he deleted all reference to the Nation He said further that ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry


ISBN: STANFORD:36105119512429

Category: Rural electrification

Page: 2218

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Sustainable Residential Landscapes

The original village was a rural affair separate from the city with flower cultivation and vegetable growing the predominant industries. With the redevelopment the village lost most of its land but was well-compensated.

Author: Carl Smith

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783039218721

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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This book is a compilation of 10 recently published academic articles addressing sustainable residential landscape design and planning across geographies, scales, and perspectives: from American rain garden design to South Korean urban forestry; from Mexican community open space design to Australian neighborhood park planning; and from Chinese urban design to Bolivian land-use change. This volume brings together authors from a growing community of landscape sustainability scholars of landscape architecture and architecture; planning and construction; ecology and horticulture; agricultural and environmental sciences; and health, exercise, and nutrition. In summary, these papers address facets of a fundamental challenge for the 21st century: the design and planning of sustainable and resilient human settlements.

The Witch Hunt in Early Modern Europe

In Finland, which was no 6 less rural than Poland, the proportion of urban witches was an even higher 26 per cent. ... England, where witchcraft was largely a rural affair, the few urban witches came from market towns like Chelmsford or ...

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317412410

Category: History

Page: 324

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The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe, now in its fourth edition, is the perfect resource for both students and scholars of the witch-hunts written by one of the leading names in the field. For those starting out in their studies of witch-beliefs and witchcraft trials, Brian Levack provides a concise survey of this complex and fascinating topic, while for more seasoned scholars the scholarship is brought right up to date. This new edition includes the most recent research on children, gender, male witches and demonic possession as well as broadening the exploration of the geographical distribution of witch prosecutions to include recent work on regions, cities and kingdoms enabling students to identify comparisons between countries. Now fully integrated with Brian Levack’s The Witchcraft Sourcebook, there are links to the sourcebook throughout the text, pointing students towards key primary sources to aid them in their studies. The two books are drawn together on a new companion website with supplementary materials for those wishing to advance their studies, including an extensive guide to further reading, a chronology of the history of witchcraft and an interactive map to show the geographical spread of witch-hunts and witch trials across Europe and North America. A long-standing favourite with students and lecturers alike, this new edition of The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe will be essential reading for those embarking on or looking to advance their studies of the history of witchcraft

Goddess on the Rise

... larger cities have turned their back on it as a rural affair incompatible with their own interests in the goddess . But rural festivalgoers are hardly playing out the outmoded dreams of urbanites , nor is their festival a simulacrum ...

Author: Philip Taylor

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824828011

Category: Religion

Page: 362

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Since the early 1990s, the shrine of Ba Chua Xu, the Lady of the Realm, has become the most visited religious site in southern Vietnam, receiving more than a million visitors annually. Mother, benevolent creditor, healer, relationship advisor, business consultant, the Lady of the Realm is one of a group of goddesses whose shrines attract devotees from all corners of rural and urban society. Goddess on the Rise follows these pilgrims' pathways, taking readers on a journey through a cultural landscape of popular rites, beliefs, and exegesis into a world where female deities reign supreme. Philip Taylor's in-depth study of pilgrimage introduces readers to the practical expectations, passions, and controversies that surround the goddesses, bringing to life the effervescence, creativity, and flux of modern Vietnamese religion. He offers important insights into people's everyday experience of the profound economic, cultural, and social transformations underway in this socialist country.

The La Traviata Affair

Born on 21 April 1926, Fourie grew up in the rural town of Ladismith in the Little Karoo, where he worked as a tailor for six years before moving to Worcester (another rural town) to qualify as a teacher.42 His received some vocal ...

Author: Hilde Roos

Publisher: Music of the African Diaspora

ISBN: 9780520299894

Category: Music

Page: 288

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"Race, politics, and opera production during apartheid South Africa intersect in this historiographic work on the Eoan Group, a "coloured" cultural organization that performed opera in the Cape. The La Traviata Affair charts Eoan's opera activities from the group's inception in 1933 until the cessation of their productions by 1980. It explores larger questions of complicity, compromise, and compliance; of assimilation, appropriation, and race; and of "European art music" in situations of "non-European" dispossession and disenfranchisement. Performing under the auspices of apartheid, the group's unquestioned acceptance of and commitment to the art of opera could not redeem it from the entanglements that came with the political compromises it made. Uncovering a rich trove of primary source materials, Hilde Roos presents here for the first time the story of one of the premier cultural agencies of apartheid South Africa"--Provided by publisher.

New Peterson Magazine

... fan - { “ only a girl and boy affair , " and therefore did it was a rural affair , for we were at a village matinee , a sort of civilized picnic - I lazily regarded Mr. Chancellor , and concluded that , on the whole , I liked him .



ISBN: UCD:31175000536998


Page: 974

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New Peterson Magazine

... which she said was to be From the ambush of my wide - spreading fan- * only a girl and boy affair , " and therefore did it was a rural affair , for we were at a village manot invite mamma- —though I could not see that tinee , a sort ...

Author: Ann Sophia Stephens


ISBN: OSU:32435051607919

Category: American literature

Page: 910

View: 495


Peterson s Magazine

I was so glad that this nice little day - time party of Mrs. Jordan's , which she said was to be From the ambush of my wide - spreading fan- only a girl and boy affair , " and therefore did it was a rural affair , for we were at a ...



ISBN: UTEXAS:059171102247688


Page: 464

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