ome 'If on, you old woman. would Move kindly your refrain arse, would from you?' corner-boy language,' Violet said primly, ... The hall door was wide open, with Primrose Square looking at its sunshiney best in the late summer sun.
Author: Claudia Carroll
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
The number one bestselling author Claudia Carroll returns! Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Joanna Trollope. Frank Woods at number seventy-nine Primrose Square is about to turn fifty, and nobody seems to care. His friends are all busy; his wife and children have other plans. After years of being 'Mr Cellophane', he decides, finally, to do something for himself. But when he gets home to a surprise birthday party, it is his guests who get the real surprise. Standing in the doorway is not Frank, but Francesca. As she transitions, Francesca struggles to come to terms with her true self, and her relationship with her family is thrown into turmoil. At a loss of where to turn, she moves in with her cantankerous neighbour Miss Hardcastle, who hasn't left her home for decades. There she befriends fellow lodger Emily Dunne - fresh out of rehab, finally off the drink and desperate to make amends. As gossip spreads through Primrose Square and every relationship is tested, nothing in this close-knit community will ever be the same again . . .
We need girls like you, who can bring youth and enthusiasm and make men understand we're not just a bunch of older women with bees in our bonnets. What we're striving for is something of fundamental ...
Author: Anne Douglas
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
A bitter-sweet romantic tale of broken hearts and second chances in wartime Edinburgh, from the much-loved Scottish storyteller - Edinburgh, 1911. When intelligent Elinor Rae leaves her crowded tenement family home to become a maid in an exclusive ladies’ club in the idyllic Primrose Square, she doesn’t look back. Two years later and Elinor is still in love with the square, and now also with Stephen Muirhead, her evening tutor. But it all goes wrong – Elinor’s head is turned by handsome Barry, and when he signs up to the war effort without thinking of her, she is devastated and bitterly regrets her mistake. But has Stephen really put Elinor behind him?
Single women are such an easy mark. Well, not this single woman, she vowed to herself. Certainly not any more. 'I'm done trusting people and I'm particularly done trusting all the knuckle-dragging, selfish, plonkers I meet online,' she ...
Author: Claudia Carroll
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
From the number one bestselling author Claudia Carroll comes a warm, feel-good story that will make you laugh and cry, and above all, leave you with a feeling of hope. 'A wise, warm and witty gem . . . I loved it' Carmel Harrington 'Funny, smart and thoroughly engaging' Liz Nugent 'It made me laugh and it made me weep . . . a stunning book' Sinead Moriarty So many stories hidden behind closed doors . . . It's late at night and the rain is pouring down on the Dublin city streets. A mother is grieving for her dead child. She stands silently outside the home of the teenage boy she believes responsible. She watches . . . In a kitchen on the same square, a girl waits anxiously for her mum to come home. She knows exactly where she is, but she knows she cannot reach her. A few doors down, and a widow sits alone in her room. She has just delivered a bombshell to her family during dinner and her life is about to change forever. And an aspiring theatre director has just moved in to a flat across the street. Her landlord is absent, but there are already things about him that don't quite add up . . . Welcome to Primrose Square. Praise for Claudia Carroll: 'Modern, warm, insightful and filled with characters that felt like friends at the end' Emma Hannigan 'Original, poignant and funny . . . [full of] wit and humour' Sheila O'Flanagan 'It bubbles and sparkles like pink champagne' Patricia Scanlan 'Full of warmth, humour and emotion . . . I guarantee you'll love it' Melissa Hill
Ireland's #1 bestseller Claudia Carroll is back with this compelling, warm and poignant story. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Joanna Trollope.
Author: Claudia Carroll
Can you guess what's hidden behind closed doors? It's late at night and the rain is pouring down on the Dublin city streets. A mother is grieving for her dead son. She stands silently outside the home of the teenage boy she believes responsible
'You've got someone in your life driving you nuts? I'll get rid of them for you.' Meg Munroe is a Fixer. Got a: Dodgy ex? Errant employer? Clingy former friend?
Author: Claudia Carroll
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
'A Winner. Funny and engaging' Belfast Telegraph 'Brilliant' Bella Meet Meg Monroe, the fixer. If you want to get rid of someone you call Meg. (No, not like that - this would be a very different book!) Using her brilliant intuition, people reading skills and with masterful manipulation Meg befriends her mark and tells them what they want to hear, using it to convince them to see the error of their ways. She's never once found a case she can't handle - affairs, clingy former-friends, useless employees and exes that can't take the hint. But when a blast from the past turns up on Meg's doorstep, will she get caught in her own web of lies?
He and Skye waltzed, while everyone else in the hall kicked up their heels in a lively square dance. Her eyes flashed as she looked up at him, not just with fury but with a bridled passion that roused still more strong and improper ...
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Linda Lael Miller creates a masterwork of Western storytellingin this unforgettable series that brings four cousins -- the spirited McQuarry women -- to the Nevada Territory to share an inheritance: the parcel of untamed land known as Primrose Creek. BRIDGET She lost her husband to the Civil War; now, starting a new life out West, she never dreamed his best friend, Trace Qualtrough, could spark a forbidden passion. CHRISTY All she wanted was a secure, steady home life in Primrose Creek. Lawman Zachary Shaw was hardly husband material -- but he surely sent her heart pounding wildly.... SKYE Lumber baron Jake Vigil took a chance on Skye?s sweet and healing love. Now, their delicate bond faces the ultimate test when a business deal threatens to tear them apart. MEGAN A shocking revelation greets Megan when she returns to Primrose Creek. Will placing her trust in landowner Webb Stratton bring hope -- or more heartache?
Documents of the Victorian Women's Movement Patricia Hollis. Mrs. Bishop, Prince of Wales Terrace, S.W. Mrs. Meredith Townsend, Harley Street Mrs. Andrew Cross, Delamere Terrace, W. Lady Wynford, Grosvenor Square, W. Mrs. Blumenthal, ...
Author: Patricia Hollis
Assembling a full and comprehensive collection of material which illustrates all aspects of the emergent women’s movement during the years 1850-1900, this fascinating book will prove invaluable to students of nineteenth century social history and women's studies, to those studying the Victorian novel and to sociologists. Women’s pamphlets and speeches, parliamentary debates and popular journalism, letters and memoirs, royal commissions and the leading reviews, are all used to document the conflicting images of women: ‘surplus women’ and the issue of emigration; women’s work and male hostility to it; the opening of education by Emily Davies; the claim to equity at law; the attack on the sexual double standard, led by Josephine Butler; women’s public service from philanthropy – exemplified in a Mary Carpenter or Louisa Twining or Octavia Hill – to local government; and finally women’s entry into politics led by Lydia Becker. The contents range from Caroline Norton on her battle for child custody in the 1830s to Annie Besant’s inspiration of the match-girl’s strike in 1888, and from W. T. Stead on child prostitution to Mrs Humphrey War’s Appeal against female suffrage in 1889. The book was originally published in 1979.
After all, weren't these books shoring up every derogatory stereotype about women? ... A little while later, Diana stood on a quiet street in London's Primrose Hill and looked up at the elegant town house in front of her.
Author: Joanne Rendell
A story of two strong-willed and passionate women who are compelled to unite their senses and sensibilities, from the author of The Professors? Wives? Club. Professor Diana Monroe is a highly respected scholar of Sylvia Plath. Serious and aloof, she steadfastly keeps her mind on track. Professor Rachel Grey is young and impulsive, with a penchant for teaching relevant contemporary women?s stories like Bridget Jones? Diary and The Devil Wears Prada, and for wearing her heart on her sleeve. The two conflicting personalities meet head-to-heart when Carson McEvoy, a handsome and brilliant professor visiting from Harvard, sets his eyes on both women and creates even more tension between them. Now Diana and Rachel are slated to accompany an undergraduate trip to London, where an almost life-threatening experience with a student celebrity will force them to change their minds and heal their hearts?together.
-as women 64 in a cold November , the walking - attire of fair Parisians consumption . In the middle of winter , however , some ... The next year we hear of a " long square mantle of primrose silk , em. AN EIGHTEENTH - CENTURY CLOAK ...
'I laughed. I cried. I laughed again' Sinéad Moriarty 'An enthralling read with . . . so many laughs along the way' Liz Nugent 'A funny, poignant and moving read' My Weekly From bestselling Irish writer Anna McPartlin, Waiting for the Miracle is an uplifting novel about how good friends can help you see the funny side of life, even in the darkest of days. Perfect for fans of Sheila O'Flanagan and Marian Keyes. 2010 Caroline can't get pregnant, Janet can't hold a pregnancy, Natalie's sperm donor is a stoner with a bad attitude and Ronnie is, well, no one knows Ronnie's story. When the women meet in an infertility group, they quickly form a firm - if slightly odd - friendship and their lives begin to change. 1976 When 16-year-old Catherine's pregnancy is revealed, she's sent to a convent to give birth. Her baby is taken from her, and she re-emerges into the world, down but not out, determined to fight back. She finds work, a home and acceptance with gay hairdresser and fellow outsider and her life begins again. Waiting for the Miracle is story about finding your tribe, at any age. It's about love, loss, friendship and laughing at yourself. It's about life. 'Takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions...you'll be laughing through your tears at the sharp and funny dialogue' NFOP magazine Praise for Anna McPartlin: 'Anna McPartlin's novel is brilliant, funny and immensely moving' Catherine Isaac, author of You, Me, Everything 'It's such a gorgeous examination of grief while also being honest, hilarious and totally relatable. I LOVED this book!' Fionnuala Kearney, author of The Book of Love 'When I wasn't reaching for the Kleenex to wipe away a little tear, I was guffawing with laughter - Anna has the gift of being able to make you laugh and sob, and all on a single page.' Claudia Carroll, author of The Women of Primrose Square Readers love Waiting for the Miracle: 'Who will have the happy ever after dream and who will settle for the dream never happening? I raced though it in 2 days to find out. I particularly loved the flitting between current day and the character Catherine's story from the past and was eager to see how the 2 would come together. Wrap yourself up in a duvet and start reading. You won't be disappointed.' 'You will be gripped by both stories and wonder where the book is going ... but it gets better and better.' 'Loved loved loved it! As always an amazing story with real life issues, read it in 3 days couldn't put it down going to work was a bit of inconvenience lol can't wait for the next one, thanks Anna' 'Another emotional rollercoaster read about loss, hope, courage & friendship, I was hooked right from the very start, I loved how the story changed between current day and the past with Catherine's story, have your tissues ready.' 'Didn't want it to end.' 'McPartlin excels in the one-liner, and finding something to laugh about in the darkest of times.' 'I do not hesitate to recommend this magnificent book to everyone. Sure to be in my top books of this year.' 'A story of hope over heartbreak told with Irish humour and charm.' 'Anna McPartlin has done it again! Another stunning read that ends with me in tears yet also smiling.'
Primrose adjusted the ties on her own mask and squeezed out between two very buxom, very giggly women. ... Big John from the kilt shop across the way came in just as he was locking away his Square and the receipts in ...
Author: Leigh Morgan
Publisher: Pen and Sword Publishing, LLC
Thanks to an ancient curse, for Primrose Scott, finding love and not keeping it, could prove deadly. So, Prim chooses to hide behind the fire burning within her, behind her plain exterior and “not interested” vibe. Keeping herself in check, and potential loves at bay, is easy, if less than satisfying, until she meets Lorcan Flynn. Lorcan Flynn loves hard when he loves, without thought and without fear – at least he used to. Left broken from his first wife’s defection, Lorcan fled Ireland and settled far away, from Dublin’s busy streets, in Shute Pond, Wisconsin. It is there he practices his eco-architecture and creates leather masks he is compelled to bring to life by a cloaked woman who haunts his dreams. Lorcan is content in his quiet life, until he meets Primrose Scott. Can two lost people conquer a curse? Can a mask help release their inner desires? With a little push from a long-dead fallen faerie, two interfering demi-faeries, and one Irish father, will Primrose and Lorcan shed their masks and find happily ever after? Will they find a way to conquer fear, open their hearts, and let love in?
... London, England Primrose Hill, London, England American poet Sylvia Plath (1932–1963) arrived in London in 1955, attending lectures at the Bedford College for Women. The college is gone but there is a plaque at Bedford Square.
Author: Katherine Stathers
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Explore the diverse cultural and historical legacy of the world's greatest writers, artists and composers on foot. This unique trans-continental culture trip around the world presents a series of inspiring walks, treks, and hikes that vary between easy one-hour strolls, half day trails, and multi-day expeditions for people who love a walking holiday and are looking for a more immersive experience. The book includes walks in easy to reach countryside areas, national parks, the wild, and the great cities of the world. From an urban Street Art Walking Tour of East London to a traverse through the Georgian melting pot city of Tbilisi to a literary-themed Millennium Tour of Stieg Larsson’s Stockholm, Discover the World in 500 Walks with Writers, Artists & Musicians has all the inspiration and information you need to plan your next walking adventure.
Many women worked as League wardens who acted as cog-wheels within the organisation: their task was to keep ... officers of the Bayham Habitation, which comprised 19 parishes in a 30-square-mile agricultural district of Sussex and Kent.
Author: M. Boussahba-Bravard
This collection of essays systematically explores how a sample of political groupings not founded on suffrage reacted and accommodated the issue of suffrage within their official discourses and structures. The volume leads to the heart and core of suffragism while examining the dynamics and versatilities of the Edwardian political fabric.
AUSTRALIAN SILK - GROWERS ' DÉPÔT , AND ORDE THE GENTLE WOMEN'S SELF - HELP INSTITUTE , 15 BAKER STREET , PORTMAN SQUARE . Established for the benefit of NECESSITous Ladies ONLY . RDERS FOR NEEDLEWORK OF EVERY DESCRIPTION thankfully ...
... as writer Amanda Craig describes, paradoxical since it was a depressive time for women living in Primrose Hill.46 Many ... that her mother's marker should be at 3 Chalcot Square “to show she was worth more than the sum of her death.
Author: Hilde Heynen
In the home the intricate relations between architecture, gender and domesticity become visible. Negotiating Domesticity investigates the many and complex themes evoked by the interconnections between these terms. Topics covered include famous as well as less well-known architectural examples and architects, which are explored from sociological, anthropological, philosophical and psychoanalytical approaches. The authors explore the relationships between modern domestic spaces and sexed subjectivities in a broad range of geographical locations of Western modernity. This richly interdisiplinary work presents architects and postgraduate students with an in-depth exploration of domesticity in the modern era.
Release on 2004-06-25 | by Carolyn Christensen Nelson
4 A street adjacent to Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey . ... 9 The Women's Federations were organizations such as the Women's Liberal Federation and the Primrose League that worked to elect male party candidates .
Author: Carolyn Christensen Nelson
Publisher: Broadview Press
Category: Literary Criticism
During the British women’s suffrage campaign of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women wrote plays to convert others to their cause; they wrote essays to justify their militant actions; and they wrote fiction and poetry about their prison experiences. This volume is a diverse collection of these writings, focused on the women’s suffrage campaign in England and written primarily during the brief period between the New Woman writers of the 1890s and the modernists of the twentieth century. Many of these works have not been reprinted since they were first published. This important collection includes essays reflecting a variety of opinions and political positions; excerpts from autobiographies by women involved in the movement; suffrage poetry; the song that became the official song of the British suffrage movement; several one-act plays that were written and performed specifically to advance the suffrage cause; and short stories and excerpts from novels about suffrage.
Work on Primrose Cottage began in January ¡839, and Eliza and her children moved into the two-story white clapboard, ... Built on six acres on the highest point in the area and directly across from the town square, the Greek revival ...
Author: Mary Deborah Petite
In July 1864, Union General William T. Sherman ordered the arrest and deportation of more than 400 women and children from the villages of Roswell and New Manchester, Georgia. Branded as traitors for their work in the cotton mills that supplied much needed material to the Confederacy, these civilians were shipped to cities in the North (already crowded with refugees) and left to fend for themselves. This work details the little known story of the hardships these women and children endured before and--most especially--after they were forcibly taken from their homes. Beginning with the founding of Roswell, it examines the pre-Civil War circumstances that created this class of women. The main focus is on what befell the women at the hands of Sherman's army and what they faced once they reached such states as Illinois and Indiana. An appendix details the roll of political prisoners from Sweetwater (New Manchester).
... the suffragist and SDF member Jessie Craigen was summonsed for speaking at an open-air meeting in Primrose Hill. ... In 1887 the SDF and others organised a mass demonstration against unemployment to be held in Trafalgar Square on 13 ...
Author: Nan Sloane
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Political Science
In February 1900 a group of men representing trade unionists, socialists, Fabians and Marxists gathered in London to make another attempt at establishing an organisation capable of getting working-class men elected to Parliament. The body they set up was the Labour Representation Committee; six years later when 29 of its candidates were elected to the House of Commons it changed its name to the Labour Party. No women took part in that first meeting, but several watched from the public gallery. Amongst them was Isabella Ford, an active socialist and trade unionist who would have been familiar to most of the men assembled below. She had been asked by her friend, Millicent Fawcett, to attend and report back on what happened. Millicent was the President of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, and Isabella had been involved with the suffrage movement for a long time. A few years later she would become the first woman to speak at a Labour Party conference, moving a resolution on votes for women but, at the Party's inception in 1900, she and every other woman in the hall was silent. Throughout Labour's history, even in its earliest years, women were present in the room, but they were not always recorded or remembered. They came from many different backgrounds and they worked for the causes they believed in as organisers, campaigners, negotiators, polemicists, public speakers and leaders. They took on the vested interests of their time; sometimes they won. Yet the vast majority of them have been forgotten by the Labour movement that they helped to found. Even Margaret Bondfield, who became Britain's first woman cabinet minister, often barely merits a footnote. Women made real and substantial contributions to Labour's earliest years and had a significant impact on the Party's ability to attract and maintain women's votes after World War I. In addition to Margaret and Isabella, in many of the rooms in which the Labour Party found its feet, remarkable women wait to be rediscovered. This book tells their story.
the January 1910 general election , at which the Storey ( a member of the Primrose League ) and Miss speakers included Emily ... the treasurer Hanover Square , London W. was Mrs Barnett and the honorary secretary was Mona Taylor .
Author: Elizabeth Crawford
Publisher: Psychology Press
This widely acclaimed book draws on national and local archives and contains more than 800 entries on societies throughout the UK. It is the only comprehensive reference to bring all this together in one volume.