Seven Black Diamonds

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Author: Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006223921X
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Seven Black Diamonds by Melissa Marr

Original Title: Seven Black Diamonds

Melissa Marr returns to faery in a dramatic story of the precarious space between two worlds—and the people who must thrive there. The combination of ethereal fae powers, tumultuous romance, and a bloodthirsty faery queen will have longtime fans and new readers alike at the edge of their seats. Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal—she's half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born her very blood has been illegal. A war has been raging between humans and faeries, and the Queen of Blood and Rage, ruler of the fae courts, wants to avenge the tragic death of her heir due to the actions of reckless humans. Lily's father has always shielded her from the truth, but when she's sent to the prestigious St. Columba's school, she's delivered straight into the arms of a fae Sleeper cell—the Black Diamonds. The Diamonds are planted in the human world as the sons and daughters of the most influential families, and tasked with destroying it from within. Against her will, Lilywhite's been chosen to join them . . . and even the romantic attention of the fae rock singer Creed Morrison isn't enough to keep Lily from wanting to run back to the familiar world she knows.

Advances In Sociophonetics

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Author: Chiara Celata
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027270503
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Advances In Sociophonetics by Chiara Celata

Original Title: Advances In Sociophonetics

Sociophonetics is a privileged domain for the investigation of language variation and change. By combining theoretical reflections and sophisticated techniques of analysis – both phonetic and statistical – it is possible to extrapolate the role of individual factors (socio-cultural, physiological, communicative-interactional, etc.) in the multidimensional space of speech variation. This book investigates the fundamental relationship between speech variation and the social background of speakers from articulatory, acoustic, dialectological, and conversational perspectives, thus breaking new ground with respect to classical variationist and dialectological studies. Specialists from a broad range of disciplines – including phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and cognitive linguistics – will find innovative suggestions for multiple approaches to language variation. Although presuming some basic knowledge of experimental phonetics and sociolinguistics, the book is addressed to all readers with an interest in speech and language variation mechanisms in social interaction.

Black Diamonds

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Author: Barry Bonner
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467836401
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Black Diamonds by Barry Bonner

Original Title: Black Diamonds

July 1927, in the rugged mining country of Wapakonetka County, Ohio, the miners of Mine Seven call a strike, and it propels them into an unforeseen and bitter conflict. This was a time when men worked twelve-hour days, seven days a week, for seven dollars and fifty cents a day; struggling to keep themselves and their families clothed and fed. But the owner of Harwick Coal Company, and its president, are powerful, iron-willed kings of industry, determined to crush the strike at any cost, and by any means. Without warning, trainloads of strikebreakers are rushed in. The miners are forced to exchange picks and shovels for guns and dynamite. With a single shot the violence begins. Bloody Wapakonetka is born. This exciting and suspenseful story vividly creates the brutal clash between the haves and have-nots; a test of human wills thatsweeps everyone involved to the threshold of destruction. The cast of characters is unforgettable as each side battles for dominance and power.

One Blood Ruby

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Author: Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062084186
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One Blood Ruby by Melissa Marr

Original Title: One Blood Ruby

In this gripping follow-up to Melissa Marr’s lush Seven Black Diamonds, Lily and her friends are forced to reckon with the truth of their own lineage and to protect one of their own, no matter what—or who—comes between them. Now that Lilywhite Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to change. The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won’t come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. And the humans, while no match against faery affinities, will hardly agree to the queen’s détente without resistance. Lily wants to be a fair ruler but fears having to abandon the life she’s known. Now that she and Creed are more than just fellow Black Diamonds—operatives for the queen—her priorities have shifted. But her worries about assuming the throne are derailed when it becomes clear that someone—or some fae—is masterminding violent attacks to discourage peace. Who can end the war between humans and fae?

In The Field Of Black Diamonds

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Author: Drew Hudson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595404944
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In The Field Of Black Diamonds by Drew Hudson

Original Title: In The Field Of Black Diamonds

It is the year 1918, the zenith period of anthracite coal mining and James Mueller, a fourteen-and-a-half-year-old son of a coal miner, is soon catapulted into the arduous life of a mine worker. James' decision is not based on greed or a directive from his parents, but on his desire to help his family financially, after learning that his older brother is to attend medical school in Philadelphia to become a doctor. Along the turbulent path of his life, James soon discovers that a special bond has formed with one of his seven children, his daughter, Catherine. Catherine faces her own obstacles growing up in the impoverished, idiosyncratic patch town of Shepsberg. The experiences of both James and Catherine are entwined on many levels as they learn the most essential lessons in life from one another. In the Field of Black Diamonds is based on a true story, which chronicles the tale of a coal mining family set in the anthracite coal region of Eastern Pennsylvania. This is the story of their lives, their journeys, their successes, and their struggles in the black land simply known as coal country.

Black Diamonds And The Blue Brazil

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Author: Ron Ferguson
Publisher: Saint Andrew Press
ISBN: 0861538749
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Black Diamonds And The Blue Brazil by Ron Ferguson

Original Title: Black Diamonds And The Blue Brazil

21 years after its publication, a new edition is being published with updated text and new chapters as well as a new Introduction, written by one of the book’s many fans and the biggest name in British football, Sir Alex Ferguson. But this is a book about much, much more than football It is loved not only by Sir Alex but also by Gordon Brown, Alistair Campbell, Ian Rankin and the Rev Kathy Galloway and it was a huge favourite of poet, George Mackay Brown. So why have the trials and tribulations of Cowdenbeath football club – one of the most unsuccessful football clubs in Britain - excited the imagination even of those who have no interest in football and who have never been to Cowdenbeath? Cowdenbeath’s story is set against the rise and decline of the local mining industry and the life after mining. It is very funny, deeply spiritual, moving and also a little bit political. But what makes it so interesting to so many groups is the uplifting story of a real community spirit throughout all of the ups and downs of a town and a football club that is at its social heart and core. It is also the most autobiographical book that Ron Ferguson has written, never taking himself very seriously. The book’s quirkiness appeals across the religious, local, national, and footballing worlds. Long out of print, this is the new and updated 21st-anniversary edition.

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