The Union-Castle Line: Sailing Like Clockwork

The Union-Castle Line: Sailing Like

This book charts the history of the British shipping company, the Union-Castle Line. Carrying mail, passengers and cargo between the UK and South Africa, the line began in the middle of the 19th century and ran until its demise in 1977, a victim of emerging competition from jet aircraft, increasing fuel costs and containerization of cargo. This volume investigates the requisition and use of the company vessels for military transportation, identifying the war losses in both World Wars, and includes a review of Union-Castle shipwrecks and some examples of wrecks that have been dived. There are also in-depth and personal accounts of life when in port and on board from dockers, passengers, crew and employees.

  • Brand: The History Press
  • ASIN: 0750962917

The Art of Inheriting Secrets: A Novel

The Art of Inheriting Secrets: A

When Olivia Shaw’s mother dies, the sophisticated food editor is astonished to learn she’s inherited a centuries-old English estate—and a title to go with it. Raw with grief and reeling from the knowledge that her reserved mother hid something so momentous, Olivia leaves San Francisco and crosses the pond to unravel the mystery of a lifetime.One glance at the breathtaking Rosemere Priory and Olivia understands why the manor, magnificent even in disrepair, was the subject of her mother’s exquisite paintings. What she doesn’t understand is why her mother never mentioned it to her. As Olivia begins digging into her mother’s past, she discovers that the peeling wallpaper, debris-laden halls, and ceiling-high Elizabethan windows covered in lush green vines hide unimaginable secrets.Although personal problems and her life back home beckon, Olivia finds herself falling for the charming English village and its residents. But before she can decide what Rosemere’s and her own future hold, Olivia must first untangle the secrets of her past.

  • ASIN: B078X9D4H5

Interior Castle Explored: St. Teresa's Teaching on the Life of Deep Union With God

Interior Castle Explored: St. Teresa's Teaching on the

INTERIOR CASTLE EXPLORED is a penetrating interpretation of St. Teresa of Avila's central teaching on prayer. But it is more than a contemporary Carmelite commentary on the 16th-century Carmelite classic; it is also, in its own right, a guide to the life of deep union with God.

  • Brand: Burrows, Ruth
  • ASIN: 1587680467

Snow

Dread, yearning, identity, intrigue, the lethal chemistry between secular doubt and Islamic fanaticism–these are the elements that Orhan Pamuk anneals in this masterful, disquieting novel. An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars. His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden to wear their head-scarves. But Ka is also drawn by his memories of the radiant Ipek, now recently divorced. Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, Ka finds himself pursued by figures ranging from Ipek’s ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. A lost gift returns with ecstatic suddenness. A theatrical evening climaxes in a massacre. And finding god may be the prelude to losing everything else. Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense, Snow is of immense relevance to our present moment.

  • Brand: Vintage Books USA
  • ASIN: 0375706860

Studio Ghibli Storyboards Volume 7: Porco Rosso

Studio Ghibli Storyboards Volume 7: Porco

Porco Rosso Story Board Book Story board of Miyazaki's Porco Rosso. 480 pages. Soft Cover with Slip Case. Japanese text.

  • ASIN: 4198614245

The Bloodletter's Daughter (A Novel of Old Bohemia)

The Bloodletter's Daughter (A Novel of Old

  • Brand: Brand: Lake Union Publishing
  • ASIN: 1612184650

Miramont's Ghost

Miramont's

Miramont Castle, built in 1897 and mysteriously abandoned three years later, is home to many secrets. Only one person knows the truth: Adrienne Beauvier, granddaughter of the Comte de Challembelles and cousin to the man who built the castle.Clairvoyant from the time she could talk, Adrienne’s visions show her the secrets of those around her. When her visions begin to reveal dark mysteries of her own aristocratic French family, Adrienne is confronted by her formidable Aunt Marie, who is determined to keep the young woman silent at any cost. Marie wrenches Adrienne from her home in France and takes her to America, to Miramont Castle, where she keeps the girl isolated and imprisoned. Surrounded by eerie premonitions, Adrienne is locked in a life-or-death struggle to learn the truth and escape her torment.Reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, this hauntingly atmospheric tale is inspired by historical research into the real-life Miramont Castle in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

  • ASIN: B00LTBWMJ6

Shps of the Union-Castle line (Ship series)

Shps of the Union-Castle line (Ship

  • ASIN: B0007K8BVI

Every Thursday at Four O'Clock :A personal reminiscence of the Halcyon Days of Ocean Travel by P.R. Manager of Union Castle Line

Every Thursday at Four O'Clock :A personal reminiscence

  • ASIN: B0010S3NA0

The ships of the Canadian Pacific Group, National, and Union Castle lines (His Merchant fleets in profile ; 3)

The ships of the Canadian Pacific Group, National,

  • ASIN: 0850593522
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