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The Beautiful Suit and A Deal in Ostriches are short stories by H. G. Wells. Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction," as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau. Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views. His later works became increasingly political and didactic, and he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of "Journalist." Most of his later novels were not science fiction. Some described lower-middle class life (Kipps; The History of Mr Polly), leading him to be touted as a worthy successor to Charles Dickens, but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in Tono-Bungay (1909), a diagnosis of English society as a whole. Wells's first non-fiction bestseller was Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought (1901). When originally serialised in a magazine it was subtitled, "An Experiment in Prophecy," and is considered his most explicitly futuristic work. It offered the immediate political message of the privileged sections of society continuing to bar capable men from other classes from advancement until war would force a need to employ those most able, rather than the traditional upper classes, as leaders. Anticipating what the world would be like in the year 2000, the book is interesting both for its hits (trains and cars resulting in the dispersion of population from cities to suburbs; moral restrictions declining as men and women seek greater sexual freedom; the defeat of German militarism, and the existence of a European Union) and its misses (he did not expect successful aircraft before 1950, and averred that "my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocate its crew and founder at sea").
One deal has sparked more passion than they ever expected...Secrets of a Ruthless Tycoon by Cathy Williams Ruthless tycoon Leo Spencer has it all - but there's one thing his luxurious lifestyle can't give him: the truth about his past. His search for answers leads him to the undeniably innocent Brianna Sullivan and she soon proves to be a distraction he never anticipated...The Most Expensive Lie of All by Michelle Conder Cruz Rodriguez's killer instincts has made him a man to fear in the boardroom, and a phenomenally wealthy bachelor! There's one woman though that he's never forgotten - Aspen Carmichael. Offering her a deal she can't refuse, Cruz is determined to claim what is his...The Magnate's Manifesto by Jennifer Hayward Visionary, rebel and devilishly sexy Jared Stone is currently public enemy number one and Bailey St James is the only woman who can save him. With a major deal on the line and tensions rising will Jared and Bailey move from spreadsheets to bed sheets?
This book is about dealing with my mom's journey with cancer. It is especially written to encourage caregivers to seek peace in the midst of all their anguish. Cancer is a devastating diagnosis to everyone involved and often a difficult journey. However, if you look hard enough you will begin to see little miracles that will make you smile. I believe these things come from God himself. I pray that the words in this book will jump off your screen and right into your heart. I truly understand how you feel. You are the reason I share my story about mom. She was my number one best friend and always will be. I pray you will be blessed! You are not alone.
Curious George and his friend Allie have so much fun at the local car wash, they decided to build one of their own-for toy cars!. The young inventors assemble picnic tables, mops, tea strainers, and more until they recreate all the stages of the real car wash. This 24-page picture book, based on the Emmy Award-winning Curious George PBS TV show, includes a bonus activity that encourages readers to listen to-and list-the sounds of their household machines. AGES: 4-8 AUTHOR: Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. ILLUSTRATIONS: Colour
A high-stakes seductionTycoon Massimo Sforza learned from a young age that emotions are for the weak. He relishes crushing his opponents in the boardroom as much as he enjoys the many women who grace his bed. But his newest adversary is like none he's ever met beforeFree-spirited gardener Flora Golding is all that stands between Massimo and the acquisition of the stunning Italian palazzo she's hiding herself away inbut his plan to seduce the antagonistic beauty only serves to make this deal even sweeter! Only Massimo hasn't counted on Flora's passion blurring that vital line between business and pleasure"
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