Today it’s my turn on the blog tour for The Girl in the Pink Raincoat by Alrene Hughes. I’m hosting a review and giveaway of this wartime saga set in Manchester in a raincoat factory.
When a factory girl and a Jewish businessman fall in love it seems that the whole world is against them.
Manchester, 1939. On the eve of war Gracie Earnshaw is working in Rosenberg’s Raincoat factory – a job she hates – but her life is about to be turned upside down when she falls in love with Jacob, the boss’s charismatic nephew.
Through Jacob, with his ambitions to be a writer, Gracie glimpses another world: theatre, music and prejudice. But their forbidden romance is cut short when Jacob is arrested and tragedy unfolds.
A few weeks back I had to have my top right wisdom tooth pulled out. The pain was excruciating and gave me really bad headaches. I wish I knew then what I knew now in how to control the pain while getting a dentist’s appointment.
Although pain is our brain’s way of protecting us from further damage or infection to organs and other areas of the body, most of us suffering from acute pain would prefer to do without. Unfortunately, we will all at some point in our lives end up with severe toothache as a result of irregular activity inside the tooth’s pulp chamber. However, the severity of the pain we feel due to such dental disasters is down to the degree of stimulus involved and which type it is. Those of us that have a favourite aunt to discuss various matters of life over with may not be at all surprised that she is able to shed some light on some of the causes of disturbing dental pain. But without hurting the feelings of our concerned relative, it would be wise to do some online research into the various reasons for tooth pain that never seems to wane.
Hearing loss doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t matter whether you’re old or young, an employee or retired, or anyone else, you can be affected by hearing loss at any point in your life. In fact, more than 48 million Americans have reported some degree of hearing loss in their lifetime, according to the site Healthy Hearing. One of the most common ways people tend to manage their hearing loss issues is with the help of a hearing aid.
While there are many reasons why someone might experience a loss in hearing, and there are many kinds of hearing aids on the market, their sole purpose is to amplify sound and improve the user’s quality of life. Here are the top four hearing aids that you should consider if you are suffering from hearing loss.
Today I’m on the blog tour for The Mistress of Pennington’s by Rachel Brimble which is set in the 1910’s. A story about female empowerment set in a department store in Bath.
1910 – A compelling tale of female empowerment in Bath’s leading department store. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridge and The Paradise.
Elizabeth Pennington should be the rightful heir of Bath’s premier department store through her enterprising schemes and dogged hard work. Her father, Edward Pennington believes his daughter lacks the business acumen to run his empire and is resolute a man will succeed him.
Would you like to win a selection of reading and activity books tailored to the correct stage for your child? Well at the bottom of this post you can, but first here is a little bit of info about this fantastic new range from the Oxford University Press.
Having spoken with parents of young children as part of extensive market research into home learning, OUP found that many parents were unsure which books were matched to their children’s stage of learning, and therefore struggled to identify which books to read at home. Additionally, while they wanted to support their child’s school learning at home, they wanted the process to be fun, rather than to feel like a chore tagged on to already busy lives.
To help children to make progress at home, whilst encouraging reading and learning for pleasure, OUP has created two new ranges of reading and activity books – Read with Oxford and Progress with Oxford – and Read with Oxford Stages, a new, clear, and comprehensive six-stage levelling system to support learning progression at home.
The OxfordOwl website now hosts extensive new and free supporting materials for use at home. Not sure where to start? Try our simple test to find out which Read with Oxford Stage is best for your child, or have a look on www.oxfordowl.co.uk to find out more about each stage, including tips to support your child at home, free activities, downloadable activity sheets, and suggested reading lists.
On or off base? That’s a question many servicemen and women have to deal with as their job may demand frequent relocations. Your last base may have been clean, modern, and quiet, but there are no assurances where you’re heading next. If you’re thinking about living off base, here are some perks of doing so.
The Freedom You Deserve
If your spouse wants to start a home business, your new or current base may not be so supportive. The same goes if the base is too far from your spouse’s new job. For many military families, living off base is the best way to facilitate becoming a two-income household.