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eBook The Counting House ePub

by Christina Croft

  • ISBN: 1430309881
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Christina Croft
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lulu.com (September 23, 2006)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1555 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1296 kb
  • Other: doc docx lit txt
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 470

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Christina Croft was born in Warwickshire, England, and grew up in Yorkshire.

Christina Croft was born in Warwickshire, England, and grew up in Yorkshire. Educated at Notre Dame Grammar School, Leeds, she graduated in English and Divinity in Liverpool and obtained teaching and nursing qualifications. She began her writing career as a poet but moved on to biography and novels as well as giving talks about the Romanovs, Habsburgs, Queen Victoria and other late 19th and early 20th century royalties.

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com, 2006 - 288 sayfa. When seven-year-old Georgie, desperate to win the attention of her hero, James, steals a candlestick from a cemetery lodge, she believes that the devil has seen her and will follow her home. Her conviction is heightened that evening when tragedy strikes the family. Guilt-ridden, Georgie sets out on a quest to become a saint, in the hope that God will grant her a miracle.

Christina Croft was born in Warwickshire, England, and grew up in Yorkshire

Christina Croft was born in Warwickshire, England, and grew up in Yorkshire.

Christina Croft - Writer & Speaker. The House of Romanov. 1 January at 02:37 ·. This is a page about the books by Christina Croft. Killing Rasputin by Margarita Nelipa. In late 1876, after many disputes, Disraeli succeeded in passing the Royal Titles Bill through parliament, creating Queen Victoria Empress of India.

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A counting house or counting room was traditionally an office where a merchant's financial books were kept. It was also where he or his clerks received appointments and correspondence relating to demands for payment. As the use of counting houses spread in the 19th century, so did their reputation as often uncomfortable and dreary places to work. Count room, a secure room for counting cash.

A Hilliard & Croft Book. The curators of Osborne House. Throughout this book, after much consideration, I decided to use the familiar names used between members of Queen Victoria’s family. The curator of Leeds University Library, Russian Collection.

When seven-year-old Georgie, desperate to win the attention of her hero, James, steals a candlestick from a cemetery lodge, she believes that the devil has seen her and will follow her home. Her conviction is heightened that evening when tragedy strikes the family. Guilt-ridden, Georgie sets out on a quest to become a saint, in the hope that God will grant her a miracle. Her sincere but often bizarre efforts lead her through various escapades from a remote Yorkshire farmhouse to being lost in London, when she is accosted by a sinister stranger. The arrival of a distant relative throws her world into greater confusion as she comes to understand the nature of good, evil and accident. The story is populated by a variety of eccentric characters; feisty ex-suffragette, GreatAunt Lucy; the pious but increasingly senile Great Aunt Philomena; beautiful French Aunt Marie and her huge explorer husband; the cruel teacher, Miss Keppel; and the contrasting personalities of Georgie and her friends and siblings.

Comments

Faebei Faebei
This is such a priceless book! I found it extremely difficult to put down. You'll find yourself drawn immediately into this book and you won't want to let it out of your sight. Georgie (the main character) is such a delight - she's spunky, energetic, unique, and really has a heart of gold. As you follow her and her family and friends in this adventure you'll find yourself laughing and crying. Really, this is a book that has something for everyone; it's full of adventure, imagination, laughter, love, and tragedy. This is one you don't want to miss. I'd give it 10 stars if I could! :-) I can't wait to get another book by this same author.
Clandratha Clandratha
This book is special from beginning to end. Writing in the voice of a child is difficult to say the least, and what the author has pulled off in The Counting House is a miracle. A miracle that will leave you wanting to read the book again.

I laughed out loud so many times, and was taken to the depths of fear over a situation that Georgie found herself in.

Won't give anything away, I'll just say that you will love Georgie, find redemption at the end, remember what it was to be seven years old, and hope for more books by such a gifted author.