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The Brilliant Women Collection by Eve Merrier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,810. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Feminism & Feminist Theory, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 6 reviews)
‘It is simply a celebration of those unselfish women who have forged ahead in their chosen field and raised awareness of women’s issues in the process. The consistent message in this book is: ‘be yourself’ and ‘never give up’. A nice inspiring read.’ ‘It’s a tonic for young and old… one to recommend to your daughters when they are making life decisions.’
Charlotte Bronte's Thunder by Michele Carter
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 208,540. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Charlotte Brontë, author of 'Jane Eyre,' spent most of her life concealing a secret. Like a wizard or magician, she could conjure thousands of anagrams in her mind and then hide them inside the pages of her writing. In her childhood, this talent was a novelty, but later her secret code took on immense proportions and serious consequences when she wrote about corruption and murder in her township.
A Journey of a Bouncing Czech by Natasha Novotny
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,840. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A story of a Czech girl who finds herself after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in London, her subsequent departure for Canada, her adventures, travels and survival in the world of retail, her sicknesses, triumphs and setbacks she handles and retains with her drive and a sense of humor. Part memoir, part history lesson and the enjoyment of the story of the woman who lived it.
Breaking Silence by C.A. Harris
Price: $4.79 USD. Words: 29,670. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The 60s. The crossroads of change and immobility. In 1964, C.A. Harris was three years old and living in a world of silence. Only nobody knew it – nobody knew her world was one of muffled and descriptionless sound. Motown ruled the airwaves and blacks weren’t allowed to cross 8 Mile -- and, C.A. Harris was growing up hearing impaired at the pinnacle of political and social unrest.
Anne of the Borders - The Story of Anne Hepple, Author, 1877-1959 - by Mary Rawnsley & Wendy Bell Scott by Mary Rawnsley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,650. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Blue Button Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Written to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Anne Hepple, novelist, who lived most of her life in Northumberland and Berwickshire. Her books, which often feature thinly-disguised local places have been read and enjoyed worldwide. Print Version Published 2009.
Sophia Grantham aka Kezia Tregilgus by Barry Allan
Price: Free! Words: 73,370. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 1 review)
The true story of a female convict transported to Van Diemens Land aboard the Rajah in 1841. She married a seaman known as Handspike Jack Tregilgus and together they pioneered the settlement of central Queensland. They built the first hotels at Taroom and Rolleston, then moved to Rockhampton where she ran bushranger-friendly hotels before she died at the age of 52.
Lady Master Pearl - My Teacher by Peter Mt. Shasta
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,910. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening(5.00 from 1 review)
A fascinating biography of a modern American lady master who played a pivotal role in transmitting a new form of spiritual teachings during the 70s-80s. Unlike the theoretical teachings that had characterized esotericism up to that point, her open heart transformed people through a direct transmission of consciousness. An ordinary appearing woman who achieved liberation in the midst of daily life.
The Butterfly's Cage by Shahnaz Khari
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 25,320. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking(5.00 from 1 review)
'The Butterfly’s Cage', is the heart wrenching, inspiring true story of a young Pakistani woman’s flight to freedom. Suffering abuse, tyranny and disownment as a result of refusing to submit to the abuse received by not one but two violent husbands, Shahnaz opens the doors to a hidden world, illustrating how cultural values can allow human rights violations to prosper.
Survive to Live Free by Christa Schmid-Wappler
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 99,820. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a heart-breaking insight into the personal experiences of a little girl growing up during World War II in East Germany. The author's memories reveal through a child's eyes the effect the war had on herself, her family and her friends and their struggle to survive and adapt to the lack of food, the Hitler Regime and the bombings.
It'll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting by Lisa Orban
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,830. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Many years ago my friends and I would sit around and play what we called "Jerry Springer: the Home Game". The object of the game was to see how many upcoming shows we qualified for, and whoever had the most at the end of the program won. I was the reigning champion. For better or for worse, this is the mostly true, fairly accurate, and almost completely factual account of my life.
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography(4.50 from 2 reviews)
PRINCESS reveals the secret life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, from the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband and her country. A New York Times bestseller, PRINCESS was named one of the 500 Great Books by Women since 1300, an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild, a Doubleday Book Club pick, & a Reader's Digest Selection
The Woman who Rewrote History by Claire Lloyd
Price: Free! Words: 16,560. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(4.00 from 1 review)
Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia, was known as the Red Duchess for her political views and imprisoned by Franco during Spain´s fascist dictatorship. She found evidence in her family's archive that much of Spain's accepted history had been 'cleaned up'. To preserve the archive for posterity she married her secretary on her deathbed, disinheriting her children.
Testing the Waters (Fifteen &...What!?) by Elizabeth McNew
Price: Free! Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships » History of sex(4.00 from 1 review)
Planning her own pregnancy at the age of fourteen was more than a mistake. This choice would soon lead Elizabeth to the darkest places that life has to offer; emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She raises her family as a productive and healthy teenage mom for three years. Until the unthinkable happens. A mothers most horrific nightmare.
Where The River Meets The Sea - An Oral History Of Growing Up In The Wild King Country Of New Zealand During The Great Depression by Jane Wilks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(4.00 from 1 review)
'Where the river meets the sea; is a vivid account of a rural childhood in New Zealand during the Great Depression. It was a time of great hardship and life was very simple. For many, it meant living off the land and the sea to eke out a basic existence. The character and resilience of Grace - whose childhood is told, is reflected in this entertaining and informative oral history.
Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story by Shireen Jeejeebhoy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,170. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies(4.00 from 1 review)
Judy Taylor relished her simple happy life. She had a loving husband, three young daughters, a beautiful suburban home. But after intestinal blood clots annihilated her guts, Judy faced starving to death in a cold Toronto hospital. The year was 1970. Judy lived two more decades without eating. "Lifeliner" is about her inspirational story from death to life, from ordinary woman to medical pioneer.
Grandma's Motorcycle by Carlene Eye
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(3.67 from 3 reviews)
My Motorcycle describes a grandmother's humorous and unsuccessful attempts to ride a motorcycle. Even after professional lessons and assistance from motorcycle cops, the skill to stay upright eludes her. After a thousand miles of falls, road rash, and burns, the grandmother reflects on her failure.
Bottled by Mike Bozart
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures(3.50 from 2 reviews)
It was message-in-a-bottle day at the Charlotte headquarters. Sidonie Fery's is chronicled in detail. More of the usual Psecret Psociety madness. A transcripted 1200-word short story.