The School of Mirrors

There is no return to the School of Mirrors. This is also the story of the King’s daughter by Veronique—Marie-Louise. Well-provided for in a comfortable home, Marie-Louise has never known her mother, let alone her father.

Author: Eva Stachniak

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780063119628

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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A scintillating, gorgeously written historical novel about a mother and a daughter in eighteenth-century France, beginning with decadence and palace intrigue at Versailles and ending in an explosive new era of revolution. During the reign of Louis XV, impoverished but lovely teenage girls from all over France are sent to a discreet villa in the town of Versailles. Overseen by the King’s favorite mistress, Madame de Pompadour, they will be trained as potential courtesans for the King. When the time is right, each girl is smuggled into the palace of Versailles, with its legendary Hall of Mirrors. There they meet a mysterious but splendidly dressed man who they’re told is merely a Polish count, a cousin of the Queen. Living an indulgent life of silk gowns, delicious meals, and soft beds, the students at this “school of mirrors” rarely ask questions, and when Louis tires of them, they are married off to minor aristocrats or allowed to retire to one of the more luxurious nunneries. Beautiful and canny Veronique arrives at the school of mirrors and quickly becomes a favorite of the King. But when she discovers her lover’s true identity, she is whisked away, sent to give birth to a daughter in secret, and then to marry a wealthy Breton merchant. There is no return to the School of Mirrors. This is also the story of the King’s daughter by Veronique—Marie-Louise. Well-provided for in a comfortable home, Marie-Louise has never known her mother, let alone her father. Capable and intelligent, she discovers a passion for healing and science, and becomes an accredited midwife, one of the few reputable careers for women like her. But eventually Veronique comes back into her daughter’s life, bringing with her the secret of Marie-Louise’s birth. But the new King—Louis XVI—is teetering on his throne and it’s a volatile time in France…and those with royal relatives must mind their step very carefully.

A Room Full of Mirrors

selected articles from the school newspaper . The class prophecy playfully predicted what classmates might be doing forty years after graduation . “ I was supposed to be a star radio entertainer . I was witty , ” said Mrs. Smith .

Author: Keiko Ikeda

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804734356

Category: Education

Page: 205

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Drawing on candid personal narratives derived from reunions ranging from the fifth to the fiftieth, this pathbreaking book demonstrates that for many Americans the high school reunion is a rich, poignant experience and a dramatic moment in the construction of self and meaning in adulthood.

Windshields and Rearview Mirrors

Personal e-mail account access was blocked in Rockdale County Georgia schools. Unless you were the computer lady (like me) and your computer could get behind the firewall. However, when I scanned the news headlines here this morning and ...

Author: Gail Leefers Sanson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781663230317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 364

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After growing up in a small town with deep family roots, then spending much of her adult life in larger cities many miles away from that hometown and family; the author and her family relocated back “home” in 2007. Adjustments were made as they found themselves relearning small town life where everyone knows you and most of your business. They built their dream home while their only child was getting ready to leave the nest. The nest will be empty before it is built. As the author and her family navigated these life-changing and milestone events, she recorded this transition by blogging from 2007-2011. Sometimes difficult. Sometimes humorous. Always an adventure. This book includes those blogs along with present day commentary by the author as she looks back on those times. Come peek into her rearview mirror as she looks ahead through the windshield.

Intercultural Mirrors

It was the intercultural mirror through which most Australians structured meanings about us. ... Our children attended a Catholic school which we felt would provide a morally and socially better schooling experience.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004401303

Category: Education

Page: 336

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In Intercultural Mirrors: Dynamic Reconstruction of Identity, the authors suggest that the view of us held by culturally different people provides an essential key to self-understanding and identity remodelling. The book aims at analysing intercultural experiences on a deeper level.

The Mirrors Shattered

Beyond the Mirror AJ Hartley. were equally frozen. They were standing on the platform built round the school clock tower for the workers installing the new stained-glass window, and the entire school – newly released from morning ...

Author: AJ Hartley

Publisher: UCLan Publishing

ISBN: 9781912979523

Category: Reference


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THE THIRD BOOK IN A GRIPPING NEW FANTASY ADVENTURE SERIES FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR A. J. HARTLEY. For Darwen Arkwright, being able to travel through mirrors makes him special. But what if his gift won’t last for ever? When the world beyond the mirror is threatened, Darwen Arkwright, together with friends Rik and Alex, must go in search of allies to join the fight to defeat Greyling and his growing army of monsters. But in a world of mirrors things may not always be as they first appear, and when the battle lines are drawn, how will Darwen know who are his friends and who are his enemies? The problem with doors is that they open both ways. There are monsters inside, and some of them are trying to get out . . . “Magical, inventive and hugely entertaining. This is a wonderfully written, delightful story, full of diverse characters, from a hugely talented author. Highly welcome and recommended” - Bali Rai

More Mirrors in the Classroom

Making intentional connections between students' home and academic lives provides opportunities for children to stay connected with their cultural identities while engaging at school. Unfortunately, many students face day-to-day ...

Author: Jane Fleming

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475802177

Category: Education

Page: 236

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More Mirrors in the Classroom: Using Urban Children’s Literature to Increase Literacy is the first book in the Kids Like Us series. It includes research summaries, guidelines for text selection, and a step-by-step guide to increasing the cultural relevance of literacy instruction with urban children’s literature.

A Hall of Mirrors

Peopled with civil rights activists, fanatical Christians, corrupt politicians, and demented Hollywood stars, A Hall of Mirrors vividly depicts the dark side of America that erupted in the sixties.

Author: Robert Stone

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395860288

Category: Fiction

Page: 409

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Rheinhardt, a disk jockey and failed musician, rolls into New Orleans looking for work and another chance in life. What he finds is a woman physically and psychically damaged by the men in her past and a job that entangles him in a right-wing political movement. Peopled with civil rights activists, fanatical Christians, corrupt politicians, and demented Hollywood stars, A Hall of Mirrors vividly depicts the dark side of America that erupted in the sixties. To quote Wallace Stegner, "Stone writes like a bird, like an angel, like a circus barker, like a con man, like someone so high on pot that he is scraping his shoes on the stars."

Akayzia Adams and the Mirrors of Darkness

It's the school mirrors they're going on about . Those are made out of shiny metal or paint , with glass on top . They show your reflection very well . You can see pretty much exactly what you look like , except that left and right are ...

Author: Ed Wicke

Publisher: BlacknBlue Press UK

ISBN: 0967765250

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Akayzia Adams, a feisty 12 year old girl from the East End of London, is at Old Winsome's Academy in the magical world called the Inner Lands. She and her friends are looking forward to a relaxed and happy summer term after their recent battle with the Masterdragon Thargrond. But the school mirrors keep doing odd things. And before long Akayzia is caught up in a tangled web of mystery being spun by the Shadowmaker, the Witch Haggritta and their helpers. The search for an answer takes her into three worlds of magic.

Mirrors and Mirroring from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period

Lilia Diamantopoulou 'The mirror's fascination lies in its ambiguous relation to truth.'1 This is how Nikolas Calas introduces his Mirrors of the Mind (1975). In this essay he reflects on mirrors, prisms, self-reflections, narcissism, ...

Author: Maria Gerolemou

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350101302

Category: History

Page: 296

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This volume examines mirrors and mirroring through a series of multidisciplinary essays, especially focusing on the intersection between technological and cultural dynamics of mirrors. The international scholars brought together here explore critical questions around the mirror as artefact and the phenomenon of mirroring. Beside the common visual registration of an action or inaction, in a two dimensional and reversed form, various types of mirrors often possess special abilities which can produce a distorted picture of reality, serving in this way illusion and falsehood. Part I looks at a selection of theory from ancient writers, demonstrating the concern to explore these same questions in antiquity. Part II considers the role reflections can play in forming ideas of gender and identity. Beyond the everyday, we see in Part III how oracular mirrors and magical mirrors reveal the invisible divine – prosthetics that allow us to look where the eye cannot reach. Finally, Part IV considers mirrors' roles in displaying the visible and invisible in antiquity and since.