The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson

By Jeanette Winterson

Stable FRIDAY, 1612. Pendle Hill, Lancashire.

A mysterious accumulating of 13 humans is interrupted via neighborhood Justice of the Peace, Roger Nowell. is that this a witches' Sabbat?

Two infamous Lancashire witches are already in Lancaster fortress ready trial. Why is the gorgeous and filthy rich Alice Nutter protecting them? And why is she one of the team of 13 on Pendle Hill?

Elsewhere, a starved, abused baby lurks. And a Jesuit priest and previous Gunpowder plotter, lately again from France, is greatly rumoured to be heading for Lancashire. yet who will supply him sanctuary? and the way quick can he be caught?

This is the reign of James I, a Protestant King with an obsession: to rid his realm of dual evils, witchcraft and Catholicism, at any price...

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Women in Kolkata’s IT Sector: Satisficing Between Work and by Zakir Husain, Mousumi Dutta

By Zakir Husain, Mousumi Dutta

Based on a survey of girls employees in Kolkata’s IT zone, this e-book argues that progress of the IT quarter has created a requirement for knowledgeable pros. This has supplied scope for hugely knowledgeable city girls to create an area of self-expression and luxuriate in stronger prestige and status inside their households. those ladies employees conscientiously plan their occupation and day-by-day actions, protecting in brain the necessity to stability various and conflicting wishes of labor and residential. this type of decision-making happens outdoors the utilitarian framework and is best framed by way of Herbert Simon’s ‘satisficing’ strategy, which takes into consideration the bounded rationality of brokers. Written in lucid, non-technical language, the publication could be a useful addition to current works on gender and labour stories and may be of curiosity to social scientists venture examine on gender, labour and the IT area.

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Censoring Queen Victoria: How Two Gentlemen Edited a Queen by Yvonne M. Ward

By Yvonne M. Ward

Book Details:

ISBN: 1780743637
EAN: 9781780743639
ASIN: 1780743637
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Number of Pages: 224
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

In 1901, literary gents have been appointed a singular job: to maintain the reminiscence of Queen Victoria in her personal phrases. by the point they have been accomplished, 460 volumes of the Queen's correspondence had turn into simply 3; their judgements — and distortions — may impression perceptions of Victoria for generations to return. The editors selected for the duty have been deeply eccentric and intricate males. Baron Esher used to be the consummate royal confidant who concealed his obsession with Eton boys and incestuous courting together with his youngest son in the back of a personality of allure and restraint. Arthur Benson, an ex-Etonian grasp and closeted gay, struggled to slot in with the blue-blooded golf equipment and codes of the court docket whereas scuffling with bouts of serious melancholy. including King Edward VII they'd come to a decision how Victoria was once to be remembered — heading off scandal, keeping the recent king, selling their very own preconceptions approximately Victoria and her court docket, obscuring her function as a mom, and propping up the politics of the day. in accordance with unparalleled entry to the unique documents, this can be a interesting piece of ancient detective work.

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Yvonne M. Ward (Born: 1953/02/09)

Author Description: Yvonne Ward is a historian with a doctorate from los angeles Trobe college. Her guides contain the lead essay in a unique variation of The courtroom Historian, released to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. this is often her first booklet. She lives in Victoria, Australia.

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Equal Rites, Unequal Outcomes: Women in American Research by Lilli S. Hornig (auth.), Lilli S. Hornig (eds.)

By Lilli S. Hornig (auth.), Lilli S. Hornig (eds.)

Thirteen years in the past, in June 1988, the Radcliffe Classof1953 celebrated its thirty fifth Reunion. Amidst the festivities, we who participated time and again requested ourselves a similar questions: Is Harvard as sexist because it used to be after we have been undergraduates? If now not, what's the prestige ofwomen at Harvard at the present time? to discover the solutions we shaped an advert hoc committee and charged the contributors to report to the category in 5 years. The committee interviewed chosen senior and junior Harvard school, Harvard and Radcliffe directors, scholars, and alumni/ae. We pointed out and studied Harvard and Radcliffe studies on their institu­ tions and on their scholar corporations. We contributed to and took part in a 1990 Radcliffe concentration team, "ASurveyofAlumnae and Undergraduate Perceptions. " We chanced on that the college was once now not as sexist in 1988 because it have been in 1953. but the prestige ofwomen, although more advantageous, remained particularly unequal to thatofmen. (Radcliffe university used to be organizationally break free Harvard collage till 1977, whilst a "non-merger merger" used to be carried out. notwithstanding, Radcliffe had no fac­ ulty of its personal and hired Harvard school to educate its scholars, in strictly separate periods until eventually global conflict II. The merger attempt was once com­ pleted in 1999 with the total integration ofthe associations and the formation ofthe Radcliffe Institute for complicated learn, a "tub by itself backside" like different Harvard graduate faculties. ) In 1993 the category of'53 voted unanimously to shape the dedicate­ tee for the EqualityofWomen at Harvard (CEWH).

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Things I've Been Silent About: Memories of a Prodigal by Azar Nafisi

By Azar Nafisi

During this attractive own tale of transforming into up in Iran, Azar Nafisi stocks her stories of dwelling in thrall to a robust and complicated mom opposed to the backdrop of a country’s political revolution. A girl’s discomfort over relations secrets and techniques, a tender woman’s discovery of the facility of sensuality in literature, the cost a relations will pay for freedom in a rustic beset by way of upheaval—these and different threads are woven jointly during this appealing memoir as a talented storyteller once more transforms the way in which we see the realm and “reminds us of why we learn within the first place” (Newsday).

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