The "true" history of Lucinda, a poor orphaned stepchild whose life turns out to be the inspiration for the world's most famous tale. Her search for one true love or another takes her all over 17th-century England, France and Holland, until she befriends Charles Perrault, the original author of the fairy tales, and tells him her life story.
This is not the fairy tale you remember.
Publication date April 17 2018
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After the Nazis invaded Holland in 1940, Edith van Hessen survived the war in hiding; the rest of her family perished. Years later she turned her wartime diaries and letters into an award-winning memoir, which has been published the world over and has been translated into ten languages including German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
“One of the most moving memoirs I have ever read.” – Ruth Rendell
Winner of The Jewish Quarterly’s Wingate Award for Non-Fiction
Audio Book read by Miriam Margolyes winner of the Talkies Award for Best Biography
FROM P.O.W. TO C.E.O.
After a harrowing ordeal as a P.O.W. of the Japanese in World War II, which he wrote about in the earlier Long Way Back to the River Kwai, Dutchman Loet Velmans set out for the United States in 1951 with no job prospects. That soon changed when he was hired by John Hill, the founder of Hill & Knowlton, then the world's largest and most influential PR firm, and sent back to Europe to set up the firm’s first overseas office. In telling the story of his worldwide peregrinations and his eventual rise to the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hill & Knowlton, Velmans shares his unique perspective on the “culture gap” between nations and the need for U.S. business to address that gap.
PORTRAIT OF A WRITER: LOET VELMANS' 'FROM P.O.W. TO C.E.O' The Berkshire Edge
A sixty-ton humpback whale lies stranded, gasping for breath, on the sands of Cape Cod… and there’s just one girl in the world who knows who he is. When Jessaloup is transformed into a boy, Isabel has to teach him to walk, talk, and act human, so that together they can raise the alarm about a terrible natural disaster that’s threatening the East Coast. With the calamity’s deadline drawing near, the two teens must overcome skepticism, jealousies, misunderstandings, and even bad music, if they are to save the humans.
The sequel to the best-seller Isabel of the Whales, Jessaloup’s Song clears up the mystery of Isabel’s origins, while exploring teenage love and celebrating the family ties that bind all species.
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