The Armstrong Girl

The Armstrong Girl

Author: Cathy Le Feuvre

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745968216

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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In 1885 Victorian England was scandalized by a court case that lifted the veil on prostitution and the sex trade. In the Old Bailey dock stood W.T. Stead, the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, which had recently published a series of articles on the sex trade; Rebecca Jarrett, a reformed brothel keeper; and the second-in-command of The Salvation Army, Bramwell Booth. They were accused of abducting a thirteen-year-old girl, Eliza Armstrong, apparently buying her for the purpose of prostitution. In fact they had done this as a sensational exposé of the trade in young girls. The scandal triggered a massive petition and ultimately resulted in the raising of the British age of consent from thirteen to sixteen. Today human trafficking is once again making world headlines - as are recent calls to lower the age of consent. Eliza's story is a thrilling account of what can be achieved by those brave enough to believe that change is not only possible but has to come.

A Little Girl Called Boo

A Little Girl Called Boo

Author: Paul Kelly

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781781662090

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 267

This fantastic new eBook from well-known author Paul Kelly will make an excellent addition to any fiction-lover’s digital shelf. Featuring strong characters and plots which draws you into Kelly’s worlds, reviewers have been recommending his titles for years. This latest addition to his catalogue of successes is sure to be another winner.

The Ghosting of Anne Armstrong

The Ghosting of Anne Armstrong

Author: Michael Cawood Green

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781906897987

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 390

A novel that tells a four-hundred-year-old tale of witchcraft and intrigue, reimagining the life of a servant girl who accuses her neighbors of being witches. Michael Cawood Green's novel The Ghosting of Anne Armstrong calls up the lost voice of a fourteen-year-old girl who, between January and May 1673, made some of the most dramatic accusations in the history of English witchcraft and then disappeared, leaving behind the mystery of what drove her to insist, in the face of rejection after rejection, on telling so strange a story—ultimately at the cost of her own life. Fantastic yet compelling, Anne Armstrong's accusations against her neighbors in an isolated part of the Tyne Valley were recorded in the court depositions that form the basis for this literary thriller from Goldsmiths Press. Following a fictional historian who becomes obsessed with tracking Anne through each twist and turn of the legal proceedings, the reader is drawn ineluctably into the shadowy world where Anne's dark tale plays out to its devastating end. T he narrative is shot through with questions: Why does Anne risk being suspected of witchcraft herself as she accuses an ever-increasing number of others? Is she seeking revenge, or does she want to earn money as a witch finder? How does a young, illiterate woman have such detailed knowledge of esoteric forms of witchcraft? How does she learn to understand and manipulate the legal process? Is she a victim of her own hallucinations? Or is she telling the truth—the truth as she sees it, as perhaps only she can see it? And, finally, how does she meet her lonely death in the building which—if reports about appearances of her ghost are to be believed—she has never left?

Lady Armstrong's Scandalous Awakening

Lady Armstrong's Scandalous Awakening

Author: Marguerite Kaye

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780369711700

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

View: 660

Be swept into a world of passion and emotion in this sexy Victorian romance! Hers was a body of marble… Until he brought it to life After her tyrannical late husband ruined her reputation, Lady Mercy Armstrong is longing to reinvent herself. The perfect opportunity presents itself when rebellious self-made man Jack Dalmuir has a daring proposition—a fake dalliance that will change society’s view of her! Only, cavorting with the handsome Scotsman ignites a passion that could change both their lives forever… From Harlequin Historical: Your romantic escape to the past. Revelations of the Carstairs Sisters Book 1: The Earl Who Sees Her Beauty Book 2: Lady Armstrong's Scandalous Awakening

Englefield Grange; or, Mary Armstrong's Troubles

Englefield Grange; or, Mary Armstrong's Troubles

Author: H. B. Mrs. Paull

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547127468

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 193

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Englefield Grange; or, Mary Armstrong's Troubles" by H. B. Mrs. Paull. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Altruism in the Context of Economic Rationalistic Idelogies and Systems of Healthcare and Welfare Delivery. A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Altruism in the Context of Economic Rationalistic Idelogies and Systems of Healthcare and Welfare Delivery. A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Author: Donald Gates


ISBN: 9781411680135


Page: 580

View: 626

This work examines the two apparently contradictory concepts of Altruism and Economic Rationalism in the context of Health and Welfare Delivery. It is multi-dsiciplinary and employs a number of diciplines including: Sociology, Economics, Theology, Religion, Eccesiology, History and Political Science.