I have been through some horrors in my life, but that was probably the worst. ... about applying for a college Access course so I could eventually do a degree, and so that I could start to put the woman I was before behind me.
Author: Dorothy Koomson
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Another masterpiece from Dorothy Koomson ... will have you gripped' Heat From the bestselling author of The Ice Cream Girls and All My Lies Are True comes a totally unputdownable thriller, full of twists and turns. 'If you're reading this, it's likely I'm dead. Probably murdered' After a car crash leaves Libby close to death, she starts to question everything - especially if her husband, Jack, has ever really loved her. Stuck at home recovering from her injuries, Libby starts to obsess over the untimely death of Eve, Jack's beautiful, perfect first wife. When Libby finds Eve's diaries, though, she discovers 'perfect' Eve had a secret. And now Libby knows that secret her life may be in serious danger, too... The new novel by Dorothy Koomson - I Know What You've Done - is available to pre-order now.
You can imagine the noise. And that was before I arrived! Traditionally, as a ninth child, I should have been baptized by a cardinal, but a new Catholic church was being built in Blackburn and it wasn't ready, so instead I was baptized ...
Author: Susan Boyle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In April 2009, a modest middle-aged woman from a village in Scotland was catapulted to global fame when the YouTube video of her audition for Britain’s Got Talent touched the hearts of millions all over the world. From singing karaoke in local pubs to a live performance with an eighty-piece orchestra in Japan’s legendary Budokan Arena and a record-breaking debut album, Susan Boyle has become an international superstar. This astonishing transformation has not always been easy for her, faced with all the trappings of celebrity, but in the whirlwind of attention and expectation, she has always found calm and clarity in music. Susan was born to sing. Now, for the first time, she tells the story of her life and the challenges she has struggled to overcome with faith, fortitude, and an unfailing sense of humor.
Because of my interest in genealogical research, I had joined both the British and Australian Genealogical Societies and I frequently used professional “genies” to look up specific information for me. This was before the advent of ...
Author: Helen Reddy
The Woman I Am is an incredibly inspiring autobiography by Helen Reddy, the woman who made "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar" a household phrase. With her song "I Am Woman," Reddy provided the feminist anthem of the 1970s. She became the first Australian to win a Grammy, to have her own prime-time variety show on a U.S. television network, and to have three number-one singles in the same year. Then, at the height of her career, Reddy's world was shattered by the death of both her parents, and simultaneously, the news that she had a rare, incurable disease. In this riveting, frank, and ultimately brave memoir, Reddy reveals the emotional highs and lows that have shaped her as an artist and as a complex woman, with a rich inner life sustained by a strong spiritual faith.
I do not know who I am, but I know I am not the woman I was before I married and learned that the underside of love is conflict. Like the flip side of a pancake, it is darker than you think, and can only be hidden for so long.
Author: Kayleah Jewel Porter
The poetry written by Kayleah Jewel Porter is touching, reflective and insightful. This is her first collection of poetry. Faith 2 Talk explores Loss, Love and Hope. As you read the poems you find yourself embarking on a very private and sometimes emotional journey. You gain much more than a window into the poet's experiences. You find poems that quickly become your favorites and other poems that you like to read again and again. As you read this collection and are exposed to K.J. Porter's unique perspective,you realize you would like to share this poet's words with someone close to you. You gain the Faith 2 Talk.
I no longer looked like the woman I was before. My shyness had gone, replaced by something else. My body had no energy beneath the clothes that covered it. In one photograph my hair is hidden under a scarf tied tight and prim as if I am ...
Author: Julia Blackburn
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Marie-Thérèse Walter was seventeen when she met Picasso. He was forty-six. These poems - as simple and direct as quick sketches - use her voice to tell the story of the relationship with Picasso and what it meant to her from its first beginnings, until the day on which she took her own life, three years after his death. The poems illuminate his love for a woman who was, as John Berger says, 'the sexually most important affair of his life'; they also, perhaps, make sense of Marie-Thérèse's love for him. Jeff Fisher's drawings animate the vivid voice of Marie-Thérèse, created with great immediacy by Julia Blackburn.
One day I stood before The mirror I avoided looking in my eyes The woman looking back at me Reflected the possibility of the girl I once was Perhaps even the woman I was before... Or at least the woman I was destined to be before.
Author: T. L. Cooper
Publisher: The TLC Press
The journey for the truth of self offers the opportunity for triumph and failure. Often as we search for who we’re meant to be in life, we misplace ourselves for a little while. Even when we’re struggling to reconnect with our misplaced cores, we can’t help but be ourselves. Life is simply a journey to fill in the gaps, to find our truths, to become our best selves. When we embrace the all of who we are, we live richer, fuller lives and avoid being simply reflections in silhouette…
there, his wife was gone to get wood at a distant wood, the woman stopping for her return at an adjoining cottage. But Maria returned without any wood, saying she had seen her husband, ... That was before she knew the woman was sent.
Author: Edmund Gurney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 1886 publication investigating the connection between ghost-seeing and telepathy is a key source on Victorian psychical research.