Gutter Child

Gutter Child PDF Book Detail Author: Jeremy Bursey
Publisher: Jeremy Bursey
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 170

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Eat your vegetables. Brush your teeth. Trust your history. And, remember, don’t ask stupid questions. At what point does a lie become the truth? When does that truth become a lie? On the day that he moves off to college, it seems Jimmy Grogan’s entire family history becomes a lie. But is that true? For eighteen years, Jimmy has had the perfect life. His parents feed him. His girlfriend, Melanie, smiles at him a lot. He even gains acceptance into the (twentieth) university of his choice despite his poor high school performance. But when the big day comes to move out of his idyllic home and enter college-grade adulthood, the mover points him toward a secret that he has somehow missed all of these years: He is adopted, or so his sister’s autobiography suggests. Jimmy’s illusions suddenly come crashing down when he realizes his parents may have been lying to him since infancy. But is his sister’s story true? Or is she playing the most heinous prank in the history of pranks? Even as he sits alone in his new dorm five hours away from home, separated from the evidence he needs to solve the mystery, he is determined to uncover the truth about who’s been lying to him, even if it means driving him and his family apart. But the question still lingers: Should he take his aunt’s advice and just leave it alone? What does she know that he doesn’t? Gutter Child is the tragicomical story of what happens when we allow ignorance to define us, reality to side-wind us, and obsession to change us while learning the hard truth that growing up sucks.

Inside the Child s Head

Inside the Child s Head PDF Book Detail Author: Jennifer Laurence
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9087907028
Category : Education
Languages : en
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Inside the Child’s Head traces the emergence of biomedical diagnoses of behavior disorders in children. It provides a new critical counterpoint to the kind of ‘myth-or-reality’ debate on childhood disorders. Social policy debates about ADHD for example, inasmuch as they are conducted around essentialist dichotomies of ‘the biological’ and ‘the social’, lead into a philosophical cul-de-sac.

Good Words

Good Words PDF Book Detail Author:
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Category : English periodicals
Languages : en
Pages : 972

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Good words ed by N Macleod

Good words  ed  by N  Macleod PDF Book Detail Author: Norman Macleod
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Languages : en
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The great army of London poor

The great army of London poor PDF Book Detail Author: Thomas Wright (of London.)
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Languages : en
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Good Words

Good Words PDF Book Detail Author:
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Languages : en
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The Heretic

The Heretic PDF Book Detail Author:
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Languages : en
Pages : 620

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Lost Children of the Empire

Lost Children of the Empire PDF Book Detail Author: Philip Bean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351171984
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 202

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Originally published in 1989. The extraordinary story of Britain’s child migrants is one of 350 years of shaming exploitation. Around 130,000 children, some just 3 or 4 years old, were shipped off to distant parts of the Empire, the last as recently as 1967. For Britain it was a cheap way of emptying children’s homes and populating the colonies with ‘good British stock’; for the colonies it was a source of cheap labour. Even after the Second World War around 10,000 children were transported to Australia – where many were subjected to at best uncaring abandonment, and at worst a regime of appalling cruelty. Lost Children of the Empire tells the remarkable story of the Child Migrants Trust, set up in 1987, to trace families and to help those involved to come to terms with what has happened. But nothing can explain away the connivance and irresponsibility of the governments and organisations involved in this inhuman chapter of British history.

Children of Gibeon

Children of Gibeon PDF Book Detail Author: Sir Walter Besant
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Languages : en
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