A House in the High Hills

A House in the High Hills

It is rare to find locals walking the hills although there's an interesting old man I usually see in Lorenzo's bar talking to the other ... spraying dots of paint, bright blue or yellow or red on rocks to show 260 A House in the High Hills.

Author: Selina Scott

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407062396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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'I was warned by all those who knew me that to take on a project like this was madness.' At the peak of her fast-paced career, presenter and interviewer Selina Scott bought a house in the Tramuntana hills of Mallorca. It was a dilapidated old farmhouse without even mains electricity or water, but she had fallen in love with the beauty and peace of the surroundings, and the promise of an escape from her high-pressured job and unwelcome tabloid attention. Selina begins to settle into Mediterranean life and spends time renovating the house. However, she soon realises that making the old house her home is going to be more difficult than she thought. From the unwelcome wildlife that insists on sharing her house, to dubious building work, locals both friendly and hostile, and a forest fire that threatens the whole valley, Selina's new life is full of unexpected challenges. In this funny, elegantly written account of her Spanish years Selina tells us about the house that captured her heart, the neighbours that became friends, and those that didn't, the hills and wildlife that enchanted her, the building work that nearly broke her and, crucially, the dog that found her, and changed every single one of her best laid plans! An uplifting story of escape, change and friendship. 'A terrific read, beautifully written' Richard Madeley
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Lady of the High Hills

A Lady of the High Hills

A Lady of the High Hills early settler and citrus farmer in Florida for whom the city of Orlando , Florida , is reputedly named . Rees married Catherine Osborne Waties , a daughter of Judge Waties . " Edgehill was the name of the house ...

Author: Thomas Tisdale

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 157003415X

Category: History

Page: 188

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From her birth at the palace at Versailles to her death on a South Carolina plantation, Natalie Delage Sumter (1782-1841) lived a life riveted by escape, adventure, grandeur, and hardship - a saga that spanned several turnultuous decades of French history and included her residence on three continents. The godchild of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and a member of the French nobility, Nathalie de Lage de Volude fled to New York at age eleven at the height of the French Revolution. She lived for eight years in the household of politician Aaron Burr and became a confidante of his daughter, Theodosia. On her return voyage to France, Delage fell in love with Thomas Sumter Jr., a diplomat to France and the son of South Carolina's Revolutionary War Gamecock. The couple enjoyed a celebrated shipboard romance, and with their subsequent marriage, Natalie Sumter entered the world of the southern planter aristocracy. A Lady of the High Hills follows the epic events that took Sumter to Brazil, back to France, and ultimately to plantation life in Stateburg, South Carolina. Thomas Tisdale describes Sumter's adjustment to life in the South Carolina backcountry, her role as the matriarch of the
Categories: History

The Gray High Heels

The Gray High Heels

This story even got Angela crying, and Jean began to run down the small hill and curve taking us to Mimosa Drive. It is lined with mimosa trees! We followed Jean's lead and finally stopped in front of Faith's house.

Author: PJ Bailey

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781098018993

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

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My mother probably came up with the idea "if the shoe fits, wear it." In 1959, she purchased a beautiful pair of gray high heels. Only one other person could wear those high heels, and I was not the one. That year came quietly, but then the others came. A mother and six children. How could sixteen people live in a house with three bedrooms and one bath? Who were they? Why were they here? How long would they stay? We had no idea that each of us would be forever changed in 1959, the year known historically as the year of change. Most of us would find ourselves viewing a picture of those high heels long after we saw them in the back of our Ford station wagon as our father backed out of the driveway that fateful day. But those high heels held secrets to a horrible but brave story that now must be told. My father was a man of his word and a man of words. He taught the importance of knowing what to say and meaning what we said. Would words bring us together? Would their leaving destroy any chance of our becoming family?
Categories: Fiction

Of Cigarettes High Heels and Other Interesting Things

Of Cigarettes  High Heels  and Other Interesting Things

The kind of “structure” that it denotes is not specific, but rather, prototypical within a cultural context—house denotes something different to someone living in New York than it does to someone living in Calcutta or Namibia.

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230612785

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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Why do people routinely risk their health by smoking cigarettes? Why do some females make walking a struggle by donning high heels? In a fully updated edition, the author attempts to answer such questions by explaining the discipline that endeavors to understand the human meaning quest: semiotics.
Categories: Social Science

KGB in High Heels

KGB in High Heels

December 9, 1977 This was a very strange old house. Its spacious floor plan, solid turn-of-the-century furniture upholstered in soft fabric with tiny flowers and berries, fancy doorframes and ceiling moldings, and especially the large, ...


Publisher: AKW Books




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Killer in High Heels

Killer in High Heels

High Heels Mysteries book #2 Gemma Halliday ... And, for lack of a better plan, I decided to go try Lola's house in Henderson again. ... So, half an hour later I was parked in front of the house on Sand Hill Lane again.

Author: Gemma Halliday

Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing

ISBN: 9780984857418

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling series! L.A. shoe designer Maddie Springer hasn't seen her father since he reportedly ran off to Las Vegas with a showgirl named Lola. So she's shocked when he leaves a desperate plea for help on her answering machine—ending in a loud bang. Gunshot? Car backfire? Never one to leave her curiosity unsatisfied, Maddie straps on her stilettos and, along with her trigger-happy best friend, makes tracks for Sin City in search of her MIA dad. Maddie hits the jackpot, all right. She finds not only her dad, but also a handful of aging drag queens, an organized crime ring smuggling fake Prada pumps, and one relentless killer. Plus, it seems the LAPD's sexiest cop is doing a little Vegas moonlighting of his own. In a town where odds are everything, Maddie bets it all on her ability to out-step a vicious murderer. She just hopes her gamble pays off…before her own luck runs out. Other Books in the High Heels Series: #1 Spying in High Heels #2 Killer in High Heels #3 Undercover in High Heels #3.5 Christmas in High Heels (short story) #4 Alibi in High Heels #5 Mayhem in High Heels #5.5 Honeymoon in High Heels (short story) #5.75 Sweetheart in High Heels (novella) #6 Fearless in High Heels #7 Danger in High Heels #8 Homicide in High Heels #9 Deadly in High Heels What critics are saying about Killer in High Heels: "This amusing whodunit scores big. Maddie's winning return, with her bold comical voice and knack for thinking fast on her strappy slingbacks, will elicit cheers from fans of the growing chick mystery field." ~ Publishers' Weekly "Blending romance and humor, Maddie and her madcap friends are an enjoyable treat." ~ Parkersburg Sentinel "Readers who crave light mystery mixed with romance will love this book!" ~ Fresh Fiction "KILLER IN HIGH HEELS is 'packing' with action, hilarity, danger, almost-sex, and fashion wows and woes. Gemma Halliday gives the reader nothing but pure indulgence and fabulous fun!" ~ Once Upon a Romance "This is a first-rate, humorous mystery and one you can't help but grin and giggle all the way through." ~ Romance Reader at Heart "KILLER IN HIGH HEELS is a humorous, delectable romp you won't want to miss!" ~ Romance Junkies
Categories: Fiction

High Heels

High Heels

The house was quiet when she visited, but it didn't have the sad tense quiet that usually permeated our house. This silence was peaceful and full of love. One Saturday I was invited to stay at Aunt Theresa's house in Long Island.

Author: Patricia Anne Healey

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105441721

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

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Set in the 1950's in Westchester County, New York, High Heels begins as sixth-grader Dolores Morgan escapes from her tormented childhood at home by visiting the town library. Almost every afternoon, behind the stacks and all the way into the dimly backroom, she is not alone. It is in books that she finds friends from all over the world - David Copperfield, The Pathfinder, The Great Gatsby, The Count of Monte Cristo, and her little friend, Huw, as he works in the coal mines with his dad in How Green Was My Valley. She goes with Master David when he receives his beatings and he comes with her when she receives hers, and together, they learn endurance. From The Count of Monte Cristo, she learns the power that comes with being on time, and, from each of her fictional friends she takes solace, feels less alone and less afraid. Are fictional mentors and glorious daydreams enough to nurture her spirit through a family life filled with trauma? They have to be. She must prevail.
Categories: Fiction

Death in High Heels

Death in High Heels

your house one evening. I can't ask you on the telephone ...” “I couldn't tell you on the telephone!” said the voice, laughing. “All right, come along round....” She was a pleasant, dark young woman, with bright eyes and a sense of ...

Author: Christianna Brand

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453232453

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

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Inspector Charlesworth investigates a strange murder in a dress shop The sales room at Christophe et Cie is staffed by five young women. Each is beautiful in her own way—and each could be a murderer. One morning, two of the women purchase some oxalic acid to clean a stain off a Panama hat. No one knows how the poison gets into Miss Doon’s system, but it doesn’t take long to kill her. When Inspector Charlesworth steps into the little shop, he finds a dozen motives and no clear solution. Everyone in the shop was jealous of Miss Doon, for as the owner’s girlfriend she was the favorite to head up the store’s new Riviera branch. Romantic feelings for his chief suspect sidetrack Charlesworth, and it takes a second murder to put him back on the trail of the killer.
Categories: Fiction

Welsh exercises

Welsh exercises

D. ) Between high hills . — A small church on a high hill . — Out of the church . — Into the house . —Small churches on high hills . — Black men and ( black , omit ) women . — On large stones . -Into a house . — Out of the houses .

Author: Thomas Rowland


ISBN: OXFORD:590858455

Category: Welsh language

Page: 262

View: 818

Categories: Welsh language

Cowgirl in High Heels

Cowgirl in High Heels

He found a house I can rent, so I need a few days to settle.” “It seems that things have fallen nicely into place,” Angela said, sounding as if she was responsible for Ellie's happy ending. “Yes.” Except for that part where her heart ...

Author: Jeannie Watt

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780373719006

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 304

View: 595

Her luck's changing for the better...right? Making the tough decisions has always been easy for big-city human-resources specialist Ellison Hunter...until a surprise pregnancy changes everything. Now it's her life that needs major reorganization. Putting her personnel expertise to use on her family's Montana ranch is the perfect escape--even if it means contending with ace rancher Ryan Madison. His stubborn pride and loyalty to the staff? Those she can handle. But his sexy grin, cowboy charm and instinct to protect her and her baby catch her off guard. As attraction spins into something more, Ellie finds herself even further out of her element. But maybe, with Ryan, she's exactly where she belongs.
Categories: Man-woman relationships