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Author : Lucy-Anne Holmes
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2011-09-15
Page : 432
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0748127704
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Is Gracie in love for the very first time? You know that bit in The X Factor, when the singer tells everyone about the rocky road they travelled to pursue their dream? Well, that's Gracie Flowers' story. Gracie is very focused for a woman of almost twenty-six. Her favourite book is 'The 5-Year Plan: Making the Most of Your Life'. And her five-year plan is going very well. That is, until she is usurped from her big promotion by a handsome, posh idiot; she is dumped by her boyfriend; and discovers her loopy mother is facing bankruptcy. Hormones awry and ice cream over-ordered, a dream Gracie thought she'd buried ten years ago starts to resurface. A dream that reminds her of the girl she used to be and everything she wanted to become.


Author : Sarah Salih
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release : 2001
Page : 278
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0859916227
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Medieval virginity theory explored through study of martyrs, nuns and Margery Kempe.


Author : Alexander Izuchukwu Abasili
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2016-06-09
Page : 442
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN 13 : 1514498502
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Adultery, though not an umbrella concept for all the sexual prohibitions in the Hebrew Bible, enjoys a certain pride of place. Remarkably, it is the one sexual prohibition attested in all biblical genres, which makes it very representative in the Hebrew Bible. It is the only Hebrew biblical sexual prohibition explicitly mentioned in the Decalogue. A solid understanding of Hebrew biblical adultery, therefore, is an important step towards grasping the vital role of human sexuality in the Hebrew Bible, both in terms of inter-human relationships and the relationship between the human and the divine. Without prejudice to the contents of the Hebrew biblical lexicons and theological dictionaries, this work aims at providing a comprehensive understanding of adultery in the Hebrew Bible: its meaning, punishments and the implications thereof. Among others, it corrects some wrong assumptions about the concept of adultery in the Hebrew Bible, and provides a balanced and unbiased Hebrew biblical conception of adultery and the implications thereof for todays couples.


Author : Caryn A. Reeder
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2012-02-01
Page : 224
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1441236198
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This fresh approach to troubling biblical texts explores the "family violence" passages in Deuteronomy, tracing their ancient interpretation and assessing their contemporary significance. Three laws in Deuteronomy command violence against a family member--the enemy in the household--who leads others away from covenantal obligations to God. This book examines such "constructive" violence carried out to protect the covenant community by investigating the reading practices of ancient Jewish and Christian interpreters of Scripture and their applications of these passages. It also helps modern readers approach biblical texts that command violence in the family, providing a model for the ethical interpretation of these difficult texts.


Author : Sam Sammzki
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2018-12-20
Page : 216
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1973648148
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Faith has been misunderstood by all who lead us. In this book, I expose that and explain the faith that God wanted Adam and Eve and the rest of us to live by.


Author : Cornelis Schrevel
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Release : 1853
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Author : Cornelis Schrevel
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Release : 1841
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Author : Cornelis Schrevel
Publisher :
Release : 1853
Page : 804
Category : English language
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Author : Cornelis Schrevel
Publisher :
Release : 1836
Page : 764
Category : English language
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Author : Adam Sexton
Publisher : Delta
Release : 2008-12-10
Page : 316
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0307483746
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An original collection of writings almost as diverse as the Material Girl herself, attempting to uncover as many interpretations of Madonna’s appeal as is possible With voices as diverse as Russell Baker, Sandra Bernhard, Art Buchwald, Al Hirschfeld, Camille Paglia, and Andrew Greeley, Desperately Seeking Madonna sheds new light on one of the world’s most famous—and infamous—women. Essays, cartoons, horoscope, tabloid journalism, academic essays, comic book art, a David Letterman top-ten list, and every year’s Rolling Stone polls collected here tell the complete story behind the story of Madonna’s illustrious career. “A fascinating compendium of Madonnathink.”—Vogue


Author : Edward Westermarck
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-04-08
Page : 422
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1317952324
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First published in 1914, this title was the first comparative study of the marriage ceremonies in different parts of Morocco. Westermarck considers how ceremonial customs and rituals differ across social and cultural groups throughout the country and discusses their possible roots. Based on extensive primary research, visiting many of the tribes and places mentioned in the book, this is a really fascinating title of great value to students of sociology and cultural anthropology with an interest in the foundations of the marriage ceremony.


Author : Sarah Bird
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2019-04-02
Page : 304
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 1477318704
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When Sarah Bird arrived in Austin in 1973 in pursuit of a boyfriend who was “hotter than lava,” she found an abundance of inspiration for storytelling (her sweetheart left her for Scientology, but she got to taste a morsel of Lynda Bird Johnson’s poorly preserved wedding cake as a temp worker at the LBJ Library). Sarah Bird went on to write ten acclaimed novels and contribute hundreds of articles to publications coast to coast, developing a signature voice that combines laser-sharp insight with irreverent, wickedly funny prose in the tradition of Molly Ivins and Nora Ephron Now collecting forty of Bird’s best nonfiction pieces, from publications that range from Texas Monthly to the New York Times and others, Recent Studies Indicate presents some of Bird’s earliest work, including a prescient 1976 profile of a transgender woman, along with recent calls to political action, such as her 2017 speech at a benefit for Annie’s List. Whether Bird is hanging out with socialites and sanitation workers or paying homage to her army-nurse mom, her collection brings a poignant perspective to the experience of being a woman, a feminist, a mother, and a Texan—and a writer with countless, spectacular true tales to tell us.


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Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2010-12-17
Page : 328
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9004192247
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This book serves as the essential companion to the late thirteenth-century, Middle English manuscript, Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 108. It marks a collaborative effort by scholars who investigate the codicological and contextual features of this manuscript’s vernacular poems.


Author : Henry Rowland Brown
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Release : 1886
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Author : Annalena Müller
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-09-10
Page : 286
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1000436292
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From the Cloister to the State examines the French order of Fontevraud, one of the largest monastic networks under female leadership in medieval and early modern Europe. Founded in 1100 and comprised of both monks and nuns, the order had grown to consist of at least seventy-eight priories by the late Middle Ages. Endowed with vast territorial possessions throughout western France, Fontevraud became one of the most powerful religious institutions in the country. However, unaware of its institutional might and economic wealth, scholars have tended to focus on Fontevraud’s seemingly unusual gender hierarchy, while bypassing inquiries on practices of abbatial authority in Fontevraud and beyond. This book reveals medieval Fontevraud as an aristocratic cloister where noble women governed. It also discusses the value of Fontevraud’s extensive network for the geopolitical ambitions of the dukes of Brittany, the counts of Bourbon-Vendôme, and, during the Wars of Religion, the kings of France. In addition to Fontevraud’s political role during the Wars of Religion, the book also examines the order’s reforms implemented by Marie de Bretagne and her successors Renée and Louise de Bourbon-Vendôme. These Bourbon abbesses centralized the order’s administration, cut the ties between priories and local aristocratic families, and successfully established the Bourbon-Vendômes as the only patrons of the vast and wealthy network. This book is essential reading for scholars and students of medieval and early modern history, as well as those interested in political history and the history of religion.


Author : Thorn Kief Hillsbery
Publisher : Villard
Release : 2007-12-18
Page : 368
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307417735
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“Why am I a punk? Because I wasn’t anything before, except different. And now it’s like I’m different, but with a vengeance.” It’s been months since the suicide of Darby Crash, L.A. punk rock icon and lead singer of the Germs. He checked out on the same day John Lennon was shot: December 8, 1980. But for Rockets Redglare, it feels like yesterday. Darby was the hot-as-sun center of Rockets’s world. Part ringleader, part god, and all charismatic manipulator, Darby was as close to family as a hustler and street kid like Rockets might ever get. Now, as Rockets amps up for another night looking for tricks and scrounging a meal, Sex Pistols and X lyrics on repeat in his head, he knows he’s come to a turning point–the scene is changing, and nothing’s as easy as it was when Darby brought him into the fold. From the underground clubs to the back of the giant “H” in the Hollywood sign, Rockets and his crew of friends spend the night burning bridges, building new ones, tripping and talking and searching for answers. As the dark gives way to early morning, the punks and the cops engage in their ritual standoff–and Rockets faces the ultimate choice: Should he stay or should he go?


Author : Jeffe Kennedy
Publisher : Jeffe Kennedy
Release : 2021-04-19
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1945367814
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Book Two in the adult fantasy romance adventure series from award-winning, bestselling author Jeffe Kennedy. Follows the prequel novella, The Long Night of the Crystalline Moon, in the Under a Winter Sky romantic fantasy holiday anthology and Book One of Heirs of Magic, The Golden Gryphon and the Bear Prince. A Lonely Road Stella has always been one to count her blessings. Empath, sorceress, shapeshifter, and healer, she’s grateful for the gifts the goddess of shadows has bestowed upon her. Yes, she’s sensitive to emotions and can’t bear to be in large crowds for long. And yes, that means she’ll never be able to take a lover, as she’s unable to withstand physical contact with anyone but her twin brother. Certainly now that he’s found his true love, she feels more alone than ever. None of it haunts her, however, more than the vision of the lonely tower where her life path ends. An Unrequited Love Jakral Konyngrr is a man of simple tastes: good whiskey, some coin in his pocket, and a fine blade in his hand. Though he’s no prince, not a shapeshifter, and not blessed with any magic, he’s happy in his skin. And yet he seems doomed to live the life of a hero from a tragic ballad, because the only woman he’s ever wanted barely knows he’s alive. As much as Jak longs for Stella, he’s resigned himself to being forever in the background. At least he can guard her back. A Quest to Stop a Monster But now Jak and Stella have been thrown together—along with a mismatched group of shifters, warriors, and sorceress friends—chasing and attempting to avert magic rifts that release monsters into their world. Worse, the strange intelligence behind the bizarre and deadly attacks seems to have developed a fascination for Stella. Battling for their lives and the good of the realm, they must fight—and perhaps love—together to alter the course of the future before it’s too late.


Author : Skye Alexander
Rochelle Gordon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003
Page : 863
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN 13 : 9780743476492
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An analysis of the astrology of romance features elaborate illustrations and coverage of such areas as the celestial and historical influences on sex appeal, how to find an ideal astrological match, the planetary profiles for more than ninety famous couples, and the astrological influences that were at play for each of the sun signs during the past century.


Author : Karin Tabke
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-11-25
Page : 384
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781416594031
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Wulfson of Trevelyn, trusted knight of William the Conqueror, has never met a man he could not master. But in the tempestuous young widow Tarian of Trent, known as the Lady Warrior, Wulf may finally have met his match. Ordered by the king to curb an armed dispute between Tarian and her dead husband's uncle, Wulf captures the lady but falls captive himself to her seductive dark beauty. To Lady Tarian's dismay, however, neither her fighting spirit nor her wiles are sufficient to bend Wulfson to her will. She vows she will not be the loser in their passionate battle, but her own desire for this overpowering stranger threatens her body, her life, and her very heart.


Author : Karin Tabke
Publisher : Karin Tabke LLC
Release : 2019-10-09
Page : 370
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0996384367
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The Blood Sword Legacy continues... Bound by a brotherhood forged in the hell of a Saracen prison, eight Blood Swords — mercenary knights for William the Conqueror — set out to claim their legacies the only way they can: by right of arms, by right of victory, by right of conquest. Wulfson of Trevelyn, trusted knight of William the Conqueror, has never met a man he could not master. But in the tempestuous young widow Tarian of Trent, known as the Lady Warrior, Wulf may finally have met his match. Ordered by the king to curb an armed dispute between Tarian and her dead husband's uncle, Wulf captures the lady but falls captive himself to her seductive dark beauty. To Lady Tarian's dismay, however, neither her fighting spirit nor her wiles are sufficient to bend Wulfson to her will. She vows she will not be the loser in their passionate battle, but her own desire for this overpowering stranger threatens her body, her life, and her very heart. "If you’ve been waiting for the perfect medieval series, this is it. Karin Tabke does for Norman knights what J.R. Ward has done with vampires, with hot alpha heroes and the fiery heroines who tame them… Sumptuous. Sexy. Superb." ~ Monica McCarty, New York Times bestselling author