Available on Amazon; Maria The Irish Colleen, The Hidden Secret
The true story of Maria, after growing up in the Irish boglands, how her life unfolded over the years, and how she dealt with the many trials and tribulations that life threw at her. But little did she know, she was heading towards a horrendous nightmare that nearly destroyed her, like an explosion that blew her to bits. You will laugh, weep and cry throughout this incredible journey of one woman’s life.
Maria- The Irish Colleen: The Hidden Secret
The Little Greek Girl; Available on Amazon.co.uk on Kindle & Print.
This is my story. Left as an orphan on a doorstep, brought up in Greece, in World War 2, in poverty. Then as a teenager shipped off to Scotland to live with a cruel ‘Aunt’ and ‘Uncle’ and years of hell. Eventually I escaped, eloped and married, and I am here to tell the story.
Highly recommended read click the link below for your copy.
The Little Greek Girl
Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his personal experiences in working to rise from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps.
He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students.
His educational philosophy stresses combining academic subjects with learning a trade (something which is reminiscent of the educational theories of John Ruskin). Washington explained that the integration of practical subjects is partly designed to reassure the white community as to the usefulness of educating black people. This book was first released as a serialized work in 1900 through The Outlook, a Christian newspaper of New York.
This work was serialized because this meant that during the writing process, Washington was able to hear critiques and requests from his audience and could more easily adapt his paper to his diverse audience.
Up From Slavery
A summary of Rossetti’s poem Christina Rossetti (1830-94) originally gave her poem ‘Winter: My Secret’ the rather less appealing title ‘Nonsense’. She renamed it with its more exciting title when it was published in Goblin Market and Other Poems in 1862. The new title immediately piques our interest. ‘Winter: My Secret’. But what secret? In […]
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From Susie Dent’s fascinating new book on ‘modern tribes’ The lexicographer and etymologist Susie Dent is well-known in the UK thanks to her role as the resident word expert and adjudicator on the long-running Channel 4 quiz show Countdown (the very first programme broadcast on the channel in 1982; Susie Dent joined the show in 1992). Dent […]
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Originally posted on Kobo Writing Life: By Tonya D. Price I ask every indie publisher I meet to tell me about their business plan. Most of the authors I talk to admit they don’t have one. Some want to write one, but don’t know where to start. Many believe they don’t need a business plan.…
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