The Wicked Boy
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📒The Wicked Boy ✍ Kate Summerscale
✏The Wicked Boy Book Summary : Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Book! From the internationally bestselling author, a deeply researched and atmospheric murder mystery of late Victorian-era London In the summer of 1895, Robert Coombes (age 13) and his brother Nattie (age 12) were seen spending lavishly around the docklands of East London -- for ten days in July, they ate out at coffee houses and took trips to the seaside and the theater. The boys told neighbors they had been left home alone while their mother visited family in Liverpool, but their aunt was suspicious. When she eventually forced the brothers to open the house to her, she found the badly decomposed body of their mother in a bedroom upstairs. Robert and Nattie were arrested for matricide and sent for trial at the Old Bailey. Robert confessed to having stabbed his mother, but his lawyers argued that he was insane. Nattie struck a plea and gave evidence against his brother. The court heard testimony about Robert's severe headaches, his fascination with violent criminals and his passion for 'penny dreadfuls', the pulp fiction of the day. He seemed to feel no remorse for what he had done, and neither the prosecution nor the defense could find a motive for the murder. The judge sentenced the thirteen-year-old to detention in Broadmoor, the most infamous criminal lunatic asylum in the land. Yet Broadmoor turned out to be the beginning of a new life for Robert--one that would have profoundly shocked anyone who thought they understood the Wicked Boy. At a time of great tumult and uncertainty, Robert Coombes's case crystallized contemporary anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. With riveting detail and rich atmosphere, Kate Summerscale recreates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man's capacity to overcome the past.
📒Respecting The Wicked Child ✍ Mitchell Silver
✏Respecting the Wicked Child Book Summary : This book provides a philosophical rationale for maintaining a Jewish identity and explains how this can be done without compromising one's liberal or secular values. Mitchell Silver believes that many third- and fourth-generation American Jews have retained only a hazy knowledge of their ethnic traditions and rich history. But as they watch their own children grow up in a materialist, multicultural, Christian-dominated American society, many contemporary Jewish parents are loathe to abandon their distinctive heritage and wish to pass it on to their offspring. Silver begins by situating the possible emergence of a secular American Judaism within the context of attempts to reconcile the imperatives of tradition and modernity. He then proposes specific spiritual, moral, and institutional pathways that could lead to this reconceived form of Judaism. While the book's emphasis is on the possibilities and values of a secular American Jewish identity, Silver also proposes a supplemental school curriculum for children that would lay the groundwork for a viable contemporary Judaism.
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📒The Wicked Walk ✍ W. E. Mkufya
✏The Wicked Walk Book Summary : Nancy slaps palms with her friends and laughs a lot. She wears bell-bottom pants which swing when she walks through Uhuru Gardens. Nancy will finish secondary school this year, but she doesn't really know what will happen to her after that. Deo reads seriously, but he also spends many evenings in bars. He works in a factory laboratory, where his Form VI education elevates him above the other workers. He knows that there are some "big men" who live off the sweat of the others at the factory; it isn't right, but what does a lone youth do about it? Deo also wants to marry Nancy. Magege, the manager of 'Mountain Goat Rubber Factory', has the means to fulfill all his personal wants-including his taste for young girls. Nancy's mother, Maria, has no private means except selling her own body and her dream of a better life for her daughter. The Wicked Walk swirls around the lives of these four, set on a backdrop of workers' struggles and the rhythm of Dar es Salaam as city dwellers, and especially youths, know it. In this searingly honest, and at times poignant, novel the author raises important questions about the position of women in society, the causes of prostitution, corrupt and inefficient managers, and the groupings of youth who struggle towards ideological clarity as they attempt to understand their society.
📒Pierpont S Second Reader ✍ John Pierpont
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📒In The House Of The Wicked ✍ Thomas E. Sniegoski
✏In the House of the Wicked Book Summary : Once he was known as the angel Remiel, but generations ago Boston PI Remy Chandler chose to renounce Heaven and live on Earth, where he found a secure place among us ordinary humans…. Though he may appear human, Remy has always been able to rely on Remiel—the embodiment of his angelic nature—whenever the situation calls for it. But now his human and angelic natures are sharing the same space, and Remy can feel himself becoming more and more volatile, no matter how hard he tries to control it. Then Ashley Berg, a young woman who is like a daughter to him, vanishes without a trace. Dropping everything, Remy plunges into a frantic search for her, hoping all the while that her disappearance has nothing to do with him—or what he is. But his hope is short-lived. A once-formidable sorcerer has taken her. The man wants vengeance against those he believes have wronged him—and Remy will be the instrument of his wrath…or Ashley will most certainly die.
📒Shadow People Quickening Of The Wicked ✍ Stacy Stephens
✏Shadow People Quickening of the Wicked Book Summary : The hate-seekers want Earth all for themselves and humans are willing to kill each other to make sure they get it. With terror and splendor comes the first novel in the haunting Shadow People Trilogy. Fans of hardcore horror, paranormal romance, arcane mysticism, or zombie blasting survivalism will not be disappointed with this timeless tale of light vs. darkness. A dark and potent apparition born of human fear spawns more of its kind from the souls of those it massacres. Its newborn shadow specters impulsively possess humans, mutating them into savage, murdering zombies. The story alternates between three individuals in cities far removed and in lives most dissimilar. As each of them comes face to face with the world's ever-increasing shadow and zombie population, they seek physically and spiritually to find each other. For collectively, if they can find the strength and the will to survive, they share one destiny. Grace, 19, her captivating and exquisite beauty is held in sharp contrast to her disfigurement. She clings to the hope of the reality of a mystical man who once came to her during her time of fire and dreams and promised to return for her. However, her time in this world may not be long endured. Lily, a sightless, precognitive 5 year old, finds herself alone, lost, and hunted by unspeakable terror in a cold and forbidding forest. Her only hope of surviving even a few more hours is Grace who is two hundred miles away and has yet to realize the little girl is real. Aeden, 397, with an air of majesty and the countenance of a rock star is eternally youthful, and moves at the speed of thought. He alone carries the ability to destroy the shadows at will and his method is so simplistic it is startling. With power beyond imagining, Aeden, in our real world, is possible. WARNING: This book contains strong horror violence and gore, some strong language, and some intense situations involving children and dogs.
📒Reserved For The Wicked ✍ Ashlynn Hartt
✏Reserved for the Wicked Book Summary : With each passing generation, lands are lost to time and despair. In the very heart of Bohemia lies a realm much like this, a place where the worst is always suspected. One of the many drifting about her lands is Kade, a young runaway determined to flee from his fate when he crosses paths with Lia, a maiden wandering aimlessly through the woods. The pair of mysterious strangers finds respite in each other for a time until Kade discovers Lia is no resident of the forsaken realm. Though this story is not merely Kades to tell, nor does it belong to Lia for that matter. Silent endeavors flourish beyond their sight as a stark cat lingers in the shadows: a servant fears what sleeps inside him. A father struggles to save his country, a merchant quenches his thirst for gold, and a tyrant king lusts for power and the warmth of his harem. Cast aside all expectations in this dramatic story of love, loss, turmoil, and adventure. Each one of them bears a past, but will any hold a future?
📒No Rest For The Wicked ✍ Wendy Robertson
✏No Rest for the Wicked Book Summary : Will she have the courage to face her past...? When the bright lights of the theatre collide with the old values of a small community, the stage is quite literally set for a tale of passion, drama and tragedy in No Rest For the Wicked, a gripping saga from much-loved author Wendy Robertson. Perfect for fans of Rita Bradshaw and Rosie Goodwin. In the poverty-stricken years after the First World War, a travelling troupe of players arrives in the small Northern village of Bishop Auckland. With them is Pippa, a young French girl who has her own secrets. For her, and for so many of her companions, the troupe provides a sanctuary from the outside world. Protected by the lights, make-up and costumes, none of them notices what is going on underneath their very noses. But when something tragic happens in the town within days of Pippa's arrival, she is forced to start examining her old life and looking forward to a new one, no matter what the cost... What readers are saying about Wendy Robertson: 'The gift of a true writer is in the telling of stories and characters that stay with you long after you close the book - and Wendy Robertson is one of those writers' 'A skilful, imaginative novelist' 'Five stars'
📒The Parent S Assistant Or Stories For Children ✍ Maria Edgeworth
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