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The Silver Swan

Author : Michael Morpurgo
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A boy living by a Scottish loch sees a beautiful silver swan land on the water. She remains at the loch, mates and there are soon five cygnets too. The boy watches them in awe and pride. When snowy winter sets in, all the birds and animals around the loch must scavenge desperately for food. The fox also has cubs to feed...A remarkably dramatic and compassionate story about Nature, magnificently told and stunningly illustrated with sweeping pastel landscapes.

The Silver Swan

Author : Sallie Bingham
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"Men who inherit great wealth are respected, but women who do the same are ridiculed. In The Silver Swan, Sallie Bingham rescues Doris Duke from this gendered prison and shows us just how brave, rebellious, and creative this unique woman really was, and how her generosity benefits us to this day.” —Gloria Steinem A bold portrait of Doris Duke, the defiant and notorious tobacco heiress who was perhaps the greatest modern woman philanthropist In The Silver Swan, Sallie Bingham chronicles one of the great underexplored lives of the twentieth century and the very archetype of the modern woman. “Don’t touch that girl, she’ll burn your fingers,” FBI director J. Edgar Hoover once said about Doris Duke, the inheritor of James Buchanan Duke’s billion-dollar tobacco fortune. During her lifetime, she would be blamed for scorching many, including her mother and various ex-lovers. She established her first foundation when she was twenty-one; cultivated friendships with the likes of Jackie Kennedy, Imelda Marcos, and Michael Jackson; flaunted interracial relationships; and adopted a thirty-two year-old woman she believed to be the reincarnation of her deceased daughter. This is also the story of the great houses she inhabited, including the classically proportioned limestone mansion on Fifth Avenue, the sprawling Duke Farms in New Jersey, the Gilded Age mansion Rough Point in Newport, Shangri La in Honolulu, and Falcon’s Lair overlooking Beverly Hills. Even though Duke was the subject of constant scrutiny, little beyond the tabloid accounts of her behavior has been publicly known. In 2012, when eight hundred linear feet of her personal papers were made available, Sallie Bingham set out to probe her identity. She found an alluring woman whose life was forged in the Jazz Age, who was not only an early war correspondent but also an environmentalist, a surfer, a collector of Islamic art, a savvy businesswoman who tripled her father’s fortune, and a major philanthropist with wide-ranging passions from dance to historic preservation to human rights. In The Silver Swan, Bingham is especially interested in dissecting the stereotypes that have defined Duke’s story while also confronting the disturbing questions that cleave to her legacy.

The Silver Swan

Author : Maxine Bolt
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The Silver Swan

Author : Orlando Gibbons
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The Silver Swan

Author : Ned Rorem
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The Silver Swan SSA unaccompanied

Author : Orlando Gibbons
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The Silver Swan

Author : Amo Jones
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Riddle me this... "I am neither dead, nor alive, and I'm not something little Madison can hide. But you will be dead, by the time this is done... the timer starts now, and the games have just begun..." Madison Montgomery comes from money and power, but when someone close to her commits the ultimate crime, Madison must live with her tainted name for the rest of her life. When she begins Riverside Preparatory Academy, the private school her father has swept her into in The Hamptons, she hopes for a fresh start. What she wasn't hoping for was the pack of bad boys who run the school; ten, to be exact. When Madison gains the attention of their leader, Bishop Vincent Hayes, a whole new world that she didn't think existed is exposed to her. A whole world that starts and ends with The Elite Kings Club and these boys, are about to flip her world upside down. Secrets are overflowing and family lies are about to be exposed. Is there more to Madison Montgomery than even she knows? About this book: I need to admit something right now. The Silver Swan is f*cked. It might be the most insane story I've ever written with equally insane characters. Who knew? You know, when I started this book, it was supposed to be YA. I wanted to write a book that my sisters could read. A book that won't have people look at my mum like "damn... what sort of messed up shit happened to your kid?." The angst, the assholeness, the games, the f**kery, the WHAT THE F**KING F**K ARE YOU DOING !!!... I cannot even.... anyway, this is a warning (and the only one I'll give you). It's crazy. I don't compare my work to my others, but this book is f**ked. It will most likely stomp all the f**k over people's hard limits (and not give a sh*t while it's doing it) and will make you second guess all the morals you thought you had. This most definitely is not looking like a love story right now... more like a..... I don't even.... anyway, I apologise now. You asked for it..

The Silver Swan

Author : Susannah Leigh
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Lovely Stacy Alexander's first trip to Australia is to meet a husband she's never seen before! Luckily, she is pleasantly surprised by her handsome new husband, Errol Cameron, and adjusts to her new life on his ranch quickly. But how is she supposed to feel about the affection that Errol still shows for his childhood sweetheart, Maude?

Princess Sarah and the Silver Swan

Author : Vivian French
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Princess Sarah hopes that the twins will not prevent her winning her sash, as the term comes to an end at Pearl Palace.

The Silver Swan

Author : Henry Bertam Law Web
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The Silver Swan Or the Life and Times of Wilfred Owen a Biographical Novel

Author : Robert Alexander Christoforides
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The Silver Swan

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The Quest of the Silver Swan

Author : Walter Bertram Foster
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The Silver Swan

Author : Benjamin Black
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It has been two years since the events of Christine Falls, the bestselling novel that introduced the world to an irascible Dublin pathologist named Quirke. Quirke's beloved Sarah has died, his surrogate father lies paralyzed by a stroke, and he's been sober for half a year. When a near-forgotten acquaintance asks him to cover up his beautiful young wife's apparent suicide, Quirke knows he should stay clear, for the sake of his sobriety and his peace of mind. But his old itch is irresistible, and before long he is probing further into the circumstances of Deidre Hunt's death, into a web of drugs and illicit sex that may have snared his own daughter, Phoebe. With its vivid, intense evocation of 1950s Dublin, and intricate, psychologically complex storyline, The Silver Swan is "even more engrossing than last year's Christine Falls" (Entertainment Weekly).

The Silver Swan

Author : Clara de Chatelain
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The Silver Swan

Author : Elena Delbanco
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A debut novel about a daughter grappling with the legacy of her famous and imposing cellist father, the secrets he has hidden from her, and the fate of his great Stradivarius cello. Alexander Feldmann is a revered and sought-after performer whose prodigious talent, striking good looks and worldly charm prove irresistible to all who hear and encounter him. After years of searching, he acquires a glorious cello, the Silver Swan, a rare Stradivarius masterpiece long lost to the world of music. Mariana is Alexander’s only child and the maestro has large ambitions for her. By the age of nineteen she emerges as a star cellist in her own right, and is seen as the inheritor of her father's genius. There are whispers that her career might well outpace his. Mariana believes the Silver Swan will one day be hers, until a stunning secret from her father’s past entwines her fate and that of the Silver Swan in ways she could never have imagined.

The Silver Swan

Author : Clara de Chatelain
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The Silver Swan Book I Presentiments

Author : Robert Christoforides
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This book is a biographical novel.It has no intended 'agenda'. Nor does it have any 'political intent' - in any of the given meanings of that phrase. It does not warn - warnings, in our present age of instant and mass communication, are superfluous; there is none so deaf as will not hear, nor so blind as will not see. Nor can this book bring comfort. It stands only for itself and as it is; the matters it sets forth speak for themselves.Further, and of necessity, it is a novel rather than a factual biography; for, although the letters and documents surviving from this Poet are a veritable treasure trove, much has been lost; most significantly the large body of letters which would have been written to him and, within that body of these letters, perhaps the most important of all would be those from Robbie Ross, Oscar Wilde's literary executor - (and, doubly worse, none of Owen's letters to Ross survive either).This book, as a novel, therefore has things in it which could well have happened but which, equally, may well have not happened - in those most particular senses it is a novel.Much of it, however, is fact - of the times and places described - as such related to the man. It touches on the creative process and that which influenced it in the case of Wilfred Owen; it sets forth - truly or fancifully - depending on one's point of view and particular rigour - many correspondences.It is also, in various of its parts, by turns, a poetic vision and a mystic vision - as well as an allegory; and elsewhere, perhaps, it is a philosophical treatise, moving between discursive and aphoristic enquiry. To some it may demonstrate - that none - man or race or religious practice - is worth less than any other; that all are equally valuable ... or, in the final analysis, beyond eternity, all are equally 'valueless' ... for the Absolute, such as of which Plato spoke of triennially at the Academy of Athens, would signify none of these divisions ...As a whole, this book charts the folly of Mankind through one of the catastrophic events which are still in modern memory; and whose effects haunt us still.This is not new; for, alas, such catastrophic events have always self-plagued mankind, back, doubtless, to times even in pre-history.It is this self-inflicted catastrophic repetitiveness which is so appalling.So it is then that, to some, this book may demonstrate the need for new thinking in the conduct of Mankind's affairs.Nor is the recognition of that need new either ...Almost two thousand years ago, it was said with pithy Pauline-Platonic pointed perspicacity that ...'The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.'Some might find the modern ultimate solution's destination of that statement to be ...'Law is from the mind of man - Justice is from the mind of God.'And that that Justice and that Justice alone, should be the foundation of the new thinking to which Mankind must to aspire.Finally, a reflection on the historical perspective of the First World War ...It must be said that it introduced, into the modern age a, previously unseen, practice of a mechanical type of mass killing, which became an 'acceptable' practice.This practice thereby became tolerated and tolerable and, in some cases later, within 'civilised' nations what is more, intentionally brought about, and actually organised with scientific and logistic 'perfection', for evil purposes never before experienced in historical memory.As to memorials and 'memorialising'; it must be said that if such render such 'mass-killing practice' liveable-with, then such is to be deplored; if 'memorialising' perpetuates an ineradicable resentment, then it is to be deplored ...So it is to forget nothing and to learn nothing ...The sole purpose of 'memorialising' should be to make such practice not tolerant and intolerable and severely preventive of it -Lamentably, this has proved not to be the case in the least ...Alas, it continues unabated ...

The Silver Swan Quirke 2

Author : Benjamin Black
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Time has moved on for Quirke, the world-weary pathologist first encountered in Christine Falls. It is the middle of the 1950s, that low, dishonourable decade; a woman he loved has died, a man he once admired is dying, while the daughter he for so long denied is still finding it hard to accept him as her father. When an old acquaintance approaches him about his wife's apparent suicide, Quirke recognizes trouble but, as always, trouble is something he cannot resist. 'Drug addiction, morbid sexual obsession, blackmail and murder, as well as prose as crisp as a winter's morning by the Liffey . . . Quirke is human enough to swell the hardest of hearts' GQ 'A neat whodunit plot and a delightful command of suspense' Independent on Sunday 'The death of Michael Dibdin left a huge hole in crime fiction. Black and Quirke are filling that gap with this wholly gripping account for the shady, priest-ridden and blithely corrupt society of mid-twentieth-century Dublin' Daily Mail 'A romp of a read, a compelling fix' Scotsman 'Dublin's clammy atmosphere and its oppressive social and religious mores are a convincing backdrop to a moving drama conveyed by a master writer' The Times

The Silver Swan

Author : Bertrand Collins
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