Death of a Sweep

Death of a Sweep
Author : M.C. Beaton
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2011-02-24
ISBN 10 : 9781849018524
ISBN 13 : 1849018529
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death of a Sweep Book Description:

No wonder she's been crowned Queen of Cosy Crime' Mail on Sunday The 26th outing for the Highland's most famous PC: Hamish Macbeth In the south of Scotland, residents get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. But in the isolated villages in the very north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney. The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn't believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. Then Pete's body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens. Once again, it's up to Hamish to discover who's responsible for the dirty deed - and this time, the murderer may be closer than he realizes. Praise for the Hamish Macbeth series: '[A] beguiling blend of wry humour and sharp observations about rural life' Good Book Guide 'It's always a special treat to return to Lochdubh' New York Times Book Review 'The detective novels of M C Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status' - Anne Robinson, The Times

Death of a Chimney Sweep

Death of a Chimney Sweep
Author : M. C. Beaton
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2011-02-25
ISBN 10 : 9780446574099
ISBN 13 : 0446574090
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death of a Chimney Sweep Book Description:

Travel to the Scotland Highlands with this classic Hamish Macbeth cozy mystery from the author of the Agatha Raisin series. Death of a Chimney Sweep: A Hamish Macbeth Mystery In the south of Scotland, residents get their chimneys vacuum-cleaned. But in the isolated villages in the very north of Scotland, the villagers rely on the services of the itinerant sweep, Pete Ray, and his old-fashioned brushes. Pete is always able to find work in the Scottish highlands, until one day when Police Constable Hamish Macbeth notices blood dripping onto the floor of a villager's fireplace, and a dead body stuffed inside the chimney. The entire town of Lochdubh is certain Pete is the culprit, but Hamish doesn't believe that the affable chimney sweep is capable of committing murder. Then Pete's body is found on the Scottish moors, and the mystery deepens. Once again, it's up to Hamish to discover who's responsible for the dirty deed--and this time, the murderer may be closer than he realizes.

Death of a Chimney Sweep

Death of a Chimney Sweep
Author : Cora Harrison
Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2011-08-01
ISBN 10 : 9781848121966
ISBN 13 : 1848121962
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death of a Chimney Sweep Book Description:

THE ROMAN MYSTERIES meets Sherlock Holmes! Alfie knows who it is the moment he sees the body under the gas lamp. Joe the chimney sweep. No one else seems to care about the death of a poor boy, but Alfie has reason to believe that Joe was murdered. So he and his gang will risk their lives on the rooftops of London and brave the dark, dangerous world of the chimney sweeps, until they uncover the deadly truth. The fourth exciting adventure in the LONDON MURDER MYSTERIES series

The Examiner

The Examiner
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1826
ISBN 10 : IND:30000093206005
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Examiner Book Description:

British Chimney Sweeps

British Chimney Sweeps
Author : Benita Cullingford
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 251
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781566633451
ISBN 13 : 1566633451
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Chimney Sweeps Book Description:

The art and science of chimney sweeping are examined in detailed for the first time in this lively and fascinating book.

Good Life Good Death

Good Life  Good Death
Author : Derek Humphry
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2017-02-21
ISBN 10 : 9781631440670
ISBN 13 : 1631440675
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Life Good Death Book Description:

For nearly four decades, Derek Humphry has blazed a trail for the right to die movement. He founded the Hemlock Society, pioneered Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, and wrote the bestselling books Final Exit (more than one million copies sold, and a New York Times bestseller for eighteen weeks) and Jean’s Way (UK bestseller). But before his wife’s terminal illness ravaged his life, Humphry was a successful journalist. In Good Life, Good Death, readers will learn how the twists and turns of fate led him to his life’s purpose. In his poignant memoir, Derek tells of his broken family, his wartime experiences as a boy in England, and rising to the highest rungs of journalism on two continents. In 1975, he lived with crippling fear and sadness when his beloved wife, Jean, was diagnosed with cancer. As the disease gradually spread, they both decided that rather than let a terminal illness run its course through extreme physical and emotional pain, Jean would end her own life on her own terms, at an agreed upon time and manner, arranging her own last days. Readers will witness the personal pain and emotional distress they endured, as well as the legal repercussions Derek faced following her death. As Humphry writes, “It would be far more preferable to legalize medically assisted suicide for terminally ill adults, for it is a tremendous strain and risk put on families.” To know why he has maintained this struggle for choice in dying, against powerful religious and political forces it is necessary to understand the whole man. In Good Life, Good Death, readers will appreciate the fight he has gone through so that others might consider the option of dying with dignity.

Tenth Report

Tenth Report
Author : Society for Superseding the Necessity of Climbing Boys (LONDON)
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1821
ISBN 10 : BL:A0018368542
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tenth Report Book Description:

The Romantics and the May Day Tradition

The Romantics and the May Day Tradition
Author : Essaka Joshua
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages : 153
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 0754657744
ISBN 13 : 9780754657743
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romantics and the May Day Tradition Book Description:

This important contribution to both Romantic and cultural studies situates literature by Wordsworth, Southey, Hunt, Clare, and Blake within the context of folklore and popular customs associated with May Day. Essaka Joshua shows how Romantic writers have positioned themselves in relation to what has become known as the public sphere, and the way in which they articulate an understanding of the common sphere as a site of plebeian self-expression.

Knock Knock You re Dead

Knock  Knock  You re Dead
Author : M. C. Beaton
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 12
Release : 2016-02-09
ISBN 10 : 9781455540587
ISBN 13 : 1455540587
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knock Knock You re Dead Book Description:

Hamish Macbeth, Scotland's most quick-witted but unambitious policeman returns in a new short story from New York Times bestselling author M.C. Beaton Knock Knock, You're Dead! A Hamish Macbeth Short Story Mrs. Morag McPhie hits upon the idea of selling some of her old furniture to raise money to visit her daughter in Australia. But when a dead body turns up, Police Sergeant Hamish Macbeth wonders if the antique business is even more cutthroat than he thought...

Children in Victorian Times

Children in Victorian Times
Author : Jill Barber
Publisher : Evans Brothers
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2012-09-30
ISBN 10 : 9780237543815
ISBN 13 : 0237543818
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in Victorian Times Book Description:

At the start of Queen Victoria's reign (1837-1901), children were treated the same as adults. By 1901 this had changed. People thought childhood was a special time and children should be treated differently. This book investigates the lives of Victorian children, especially those employed on the land, In factories and mines, and as chimney sweeps. it introduces people who worked to improve children's lives, and shows how schools were set up and became free for all children.