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11 books of Frank Parker

A collection of short stories and poems, some funny some tragic; some topical some nostalgic; all exploring aspects of the human condition.

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In August 1166, aged 13, Aoife left Ireland in the company of her mother, Mor and father, Dermot MacMurrough, in pursuit of the latter’s quest to obtain support for his campaign to regain the kingship of Leinster. Events during the year that elapsed between departure and return are imagined and described through her eyes. By the time of the family’s return to Ireland she had been promised to Strongbow.
Another three years elapsed before Strongbow’s eventual arrival in Ireland. The book captures the frustration of this period for Aoife and her father. The marriage at the end of August 1170 was preceded by a massacre, by the invading force, of the citizens of Waterford and their allies. Aoife’s reaction to this event and her consequent reluctance to fulfil her father’s promise is explored.
The initial campaign by Dermot and Strongbow is at first successful but ends with the brutal murder of Dermot’s beloved grandson and other close relatives. Blaming this atrocity on the enduring . . .

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Author: Parker, FrankPublisher: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social ScienceYear published: 1918Book contributor: JSTORLanguage: en1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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The theory of man-­made climate change is a recent conspiracy, right? Wrong! It is the result of a series of unrelated facts discovered over a century and a half. It begins in the middle of the nineteenth century with an amateur geologist trying to understand how ice ages came about and ends with the study of oceans and polar ice caps that continues to this day.

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July 1947. The day begins full of promise. Feel the tension rise with the heat and humidity as clouds gather. Meet the members of an isolated farming community: a young woman soon to be married; her aunts: one misses her friend in an asylum, the other caring for her disabled son. Suffer with her brother as he tries to evade his pursuers. The events of this Summer Day will change them all for ever.

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When 19 year old Paul is deceived by Maeve in 1890s Brooklyn he joins the rush to seek Klondike gold. Unable to stop dreaming about the red haired girl, when he discovers one of her grief-­filled paintings, he is encouraged to go to Chicago to meet her. She is more interested in locating her daughter, now grown up, and the story reaches its climax as the trio meet during the Red Riots of 1919.

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She was 14 when her father gave her in marriage to a foreign warrior in return for the restoration of his kingdom. Her daughter would marry a man who served three English kings and ended his life as Regent. What was it like to be Strongbow's wife and, later, his widow? Could she forgive her father or his arch-­enemy O'Rourke? What became of her after Strongbow's death?

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Tom ist 18 Jahre alt, sieht gut aus und ist der Mädchenschwarm der Schule, der nie etwas anbrennen läßt.
Doch ein Nachmittag, eine zufällige Begegnung in der Herrentoilette des lokalen Kaufhauses macht ihn neugierig.
Es gibt da noch eine andere Seite der Lust.

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Tom ist 18 Jahre alt, sieht gut aus und ist der Mädchenschwarm der Schule, der nie etwas anbrennen läßt.
Doch ein Nachmittag, eine zufällige Begegnung in der Herrentoilette des lokalen Kaufhauses macht ihn neugierig.
Es gibt da noch eine andere Seite der Lust.

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A collection of short stories and other fragments from the Author of Strongbow's Wife and Transgression

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Books of Frank Parker