**Poignant YA historical romance between a teen who runs away to fight in World War One, and his sweetheart back at home.**Harry Wainwright is 17, not quite 18, but he can't wait to enlist for the Great War - so instead of going back to boarding school he runs away to war. He does this with the help of his sweetheart, Jessica. They are a wholesome Edwardian couple, steeped in all the respectable morality of their age. Both are in love with romance. Their letters begcouple, steeped in all the respectable morality of their age. Both are in love with romance. Their letters begin idealistically and enthusiastically but gradually both young people learn of the horror of war and its associated cynicism. Rather than a depressing read, this is an interesting chronicle of the times and a charming portrayal of innocent love. Finalist in the Senior fiction category of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2003.… read more
If you're reading this, you're probably a parent desperately in need of a little rest. Raising kids is a tiring job—that's for sure. It does get a little easier as the kids get older, but you will never sleep as well as you did before having kids. Luckily, there are products that will help relax and revive you, so you can continue to be the best parent you can be. From essential oils to sound spas, these 10 products will ensure that mom and dad can finally get some sleep.
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A warm-weather wardrobe staple for your baby boy and girl, cotton rompers are nothing short of adorable. From dressy to casual styles for little ones ranging from newborn to toddler sizes, we've rounded up the sweetest selection of this one-piece bodysuit style to keep your babe cool and super cute all season long.
To mark the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup on June 7th, we've stepped away from the sidelines to select the coolest soccer gear that your girl is sure to get a kick out of on and off the field. "We're so excited for the Cup, as it is a great reminder of not only why we love the sport of soccer, but it is a showcase some of the best athletes in the world – strong, positive female role models for young girls," says Katy Slater, Director of Product Development for Soccer Shots. "Participating in soccer provides girls with the opportunity to set tangible goals and work to achieve those goals. Being able to see themselves work hard and accomplish something builds self-confidence on the field and in life."
We've rounded up the best gear guaranteed to score some major cool points for mom and dad. Check out these fab finds to help your soccer star make some smooth moves.
It's no secret that moms struggle with looking well-rested, and the reason is that they just simply aren't! Whether you have a newborn, a teen or anything in between at home, chances are you are not getting as much sleep as you should. And while we advocate for resting and self-care, sometimes it's just not possible. That's why taking care of your skin is of the utmost importance. Lack of sleep can make your skin dull and make your fine lines more pronounced, but these 10 amazing anti-aging products will give your skin the boost it so badly needs. Do you know what the best part is? It's that they are all under $25 at Walmart! These moisturizers, serums, cleansers and more will help moms fight off wrinkles and make it look like they got a full night's sleep!
Graduation season is upon us and children, teens and young adults everywhere are getting ready to take that next—and very big step—in their lives. Whether your kids are getting ready to go to school for the first time or saying goodbye to school for the very last, this time of year is full of emotions, especially for parents. As we aim to arm our kids with all the knowledge and inspire them as much as we can, we also know that sometimes the best encouragement can come from none other than a wonderful book. Books about graduation are not only written to rouse good feelings and spark creativity, but also are meant to calm those jitters about the impending future. Whether your little one is embarking on the their first days of kindergarten or your 20-something is jetting off into the adult world all on their own, these 12 books aim to excite, energize and shed a light on what lies ahead. Congrats grads!
Save the Children has a great reading program that not only gets your child excited about reading but also supports a great cause.
Yes, you are seeing double, and there's no need to wonder who wore it best as mom and her mini-me look equally impressive in these matching dresses, tops and shoes. Mommy and Me outfits are the perfect warm-weather wardrobe pick for summer (not to mention some pretty cool Insta posts!). "Marlowe and I love twinning," says actress and lifestyle blogger Eva Amurri Martino who designed a Mommy and Me collection with her 4-year-old daughter for Masala Baby. "It's such a cute gift for the Mama with a precious little mini in her life!" Check out our favorite finds for you and your lovely, little lady.
June 1st is National Pineapple day, which gives us the perfect reason to celebrate one of the best fruits of the summer. We just can't help but think of warm weather and sunny days when pineapples are around. Lucky for us, there's so many different pineapple print clothes, toys and gifts that are perfect for the beach, pool, vacation or even for year-round pineapple enthusiasts. Here are 10 awesome pineapple products.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6 KJVThe experience of having... one or more teenagers living in your home can be exciting and exhausting at the same time. This book addresses the... read more
The year was 1982, and Dianne and I were both still in high school when we fell in love. The kind of love so precious and rare tha...t few will ever experience in their lifetime. This was not some meaningless tryst during a brief courtship, or a... read more
With charming illustrations and fresh, contemporary text, Birthdays Rock and So Do You! provides teens with the ideal way to shout..., "Happy Birthday, Girlfriend!" Or as this colorful with-it book exclaims, "Today it's all about you, babe!" read more
A guide for families to thrive in the midst of the tumultuous teen years--and the culmination of the author's twenty-five years of... experience in both conventional psychology and alternative methodsIn her decades of practice and academic research, Dr.... read more
In this chilling tale of the terrible power of the ties that both bind us and blind us, Gail Bowen has given us her best novel yet.... Brimming with the authors characteristic empathy for the troubled, The Glass Coffin explores the depth of tragedy that a cameras neutral eye can capture and cause.Canadas favourite sleuth, Joanne Kilbourn, is dismayed to learn who it is that her best friend, Jill Osiowy, is about to marry. Evan MacLeish may be a celebrated documentary filmmaker, but hes a cold fish who not only has already lost two wives to suicide, but has exploited their lives and deaths by making acclaimed films about them. Not even Jill appears to be particularly fond of him, and Jo is appalled to learn that her friend is marrying Evan primarily to become stepmother to his teenaged daughter, Bryn. Even Bryn hates her father for having filmed her all of her short life. Its obvious to Joanne that this is stony ground on which to found a marriage. What is not obvious is that it is about to get bloodsoaked.Intelligent, sympathetic, and harder-edged than earlier novels in the Joanne Kilbourn series, The Glass Coffin is the work of a writer at the top of her form. read more
Perhaps Thabang Maje should be grateful. He has a beautiful wife, Lesego, a newborn baby daughter and a good job as a private inve...stigator. But Lesego and their baby girl are still recovering in hospital after a car crash which took the life of their unborn son, and Thabang is finding it impossible to focus on his paperwork and even harder to forgive and forget. Then an old file surfaces, naming the man already uppermost in Thabangs mind: Sandile Nkosi, ruthless businessman and father to the teenager who caused the fatal car crash. Next, re-enter Tokoloho Mohapi, journalist and Thabangs one-time flame now friend. Tolo and Thabang start asking questions about some very powerful men, and things are about to get very complicated . . . read more
In every field of therapeutic practice a significant amount of time is spent writing letters about and to patients. In Letters Fro...m the Clinic Derek Steinberg applies detailed literary and psychological analysis to over 40 letters, highlighting why certain words or phrases were used, how they could have been put better, and builds around them principles and theoretical positions based on narrative therapy, consultative approaches and the psychological impact of words and phrases.Using the context of child, adolescent and family psychiatry, while also applicable to all therapeutic work, the book deals with issues such as* explaining clinical conditions and treatments* confirming clinical contracts* conveying difficult advice and painful news* missed appointments and other practicalitiesEach letter is followed by detailed annotations and discussion.Letters From the Clinic will prove a valuable tool to all those working in clinical and therapeutic practice. read more
A teenage girl was driving. She got distracted, and her car began to merge into the lane of an eighteen-wheel truck. The truck dri...ver seen the merging car and moved over to the right so it wouldnt be a head-on collision. Her car still hit the side of the truck, causing her car to land in the surrounding trees. The driver of the truck went to her car and saw blood running down her face. The first thing he asked her was, Are you saved through Jesus Christ? She answered No. This could have been her last day on Earth, and she was not prepared for our Savior.This letter comes as a reminder of how busy we get in our lives. We forget to prepare ourselves and our family for Christ. Today the world needs Jesus Christ as our Savior more now than ever. We are in unpredictable times. We dont know the day, time, or hour that God has prepared for us, but we can prepare for him. read more
Still reeling from the suicide of his best friend Tess, seventeen year-old Brendan struggles to overcome addiction and identity is...sues. Walking the ledge outside his Manhattan apartment has become its own sort of drug, as he stands night after night with his arms outstretched, ready to fly away.Sarah can see him from her window, and begins journaling about a boy on a ledge. Paige and Nate, a young couple in another building, can see both teens from their fire escape.None of them knows the others are watching, but a strong desire for freedom resides in each of them. One by one, as their lives unexpectedly intertwine, that desire will be tested.Three buildings. One city block. Three stories. One common thread. read more
An honest and poignant look into the deeply intimate yet platonic relationship between a gay English teacher and his young female ...protgeeach seeking connection and acceptanceas reflected by the decade of letters they exchanged.It was an improbable relationship from the starta high school English teacher, still in the closet, and his best student. From the confinesand protectionof his closet, Amys teacher wrote these letters, letters that were read, cherished, answered, and then locked away for years. Now Amy looks back at the decade of intimate letters that preceded her teachers untimely death, collects the shards left by their clumsy, sometimes violent attempts to unmask each other, and counts again the cost of knowing and being known. Every writer needs a room of his own, but for some people, at certain times, and in certain circumstances, the best you can do is a closet.Timely and relevant, this is a love story of the most contemporary kind, a rare glimpse into an intimate relationship between teacher and studenta relationship whose effects are still being felt decades later. Its raw and honest and moving, a poignant commentary on the values that unite us all. read more
**"INTRIGUES FROM START TO FINISH AS THE THREE ARCS INTERTWINE AND RACE TO A FINAL SHOWDOWN." --Shelf Awareness, (Starred Review)"...A WELL-PACED ATMOSPHERIC STORY THAT CATCHES THE READER'S ATTENTION FROM THE OPENING SCENE" --Deadly Pleasures Magazine**On the remote Isle of Harris in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, a man washes up on a deserted beach, hypothermic and completely disoriented. He has no idea who he is or how he got there.The only clue to his condition is a map of the island showing a desolate, ancient path called the Coffin Road. With a sense of dread and no clear idea what lies at the other end, he knows he must follow the trail if he has any hope of discovering his identity.Meanwhile, homicide detective George Gunn makes the rough ocean crossing to a remote, sea-battered lighthouse, despite its isolation, the tiny island has seen its share of tragedy: more than a century earlier, three lighthouse keepers disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. And now there is a new tragedy, and Gunn must figure out what happened.At the same time, a teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her father's death. Two years after the discovery of the pioneering scientist's suicide note, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that her father would willingly abandon her. And the more she discovers about the nature of his research, the more she suspects that suicide had nothing to do with it.Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth - and the realization that ignorance can kill us. read more
A Young Adult world of magic has spun out-of-control because a drunken janitor is running it. Old Havana in glass and The Rollerco...aster of the Absurd await. The end of the world as imagined by a Flemish madman. A horned sextant with a paintbrush built that or not. Also these are pirate witches, pitches, not your average witches struggling against Professor Calico. Boo! read more
FASCINATING MANY WILL APPRECIATE THE NOSTALGIA AND PERSONAL LOOK INTO THE GREATEST ERA OF OUR AMERICAN HISTORY.Dr. Bruce Shields, ...Professor Emeritus, YaleThis personal history recalls family, love, and young romance beneath the roar of a raging war, building on letters stored away during World War II.A widower now remarried, Charles Young retires from a long teaching career in Greece and returns home to Connecticut with his wife, Mary. After they move into his old family homestead, they discover a box of letters in the attic. One letter at a time an early life is revealed.Charles was just finishing junior high school when World War II broke out. He was a boy then and deeply in love with a girl named Launa, with whom hed meet at night in the park every full moonuntil they were discovered and Launa was sent away. There was nothing to keep them together but their letters.In 1943 Charles was accepted into a naval program at Harvard University. Away from his family for the first time, he kept in contact once again through letters, which included a detailed account of his service with the marines during the battle of Okinawa and the final surrender by the Japanese in Tokyo Bay in 1945.Sharing a cache of letters from the early forties, Charles recalls family, friendship, and love throughout his life. read more
Finalist: Action/Adventure - Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2012Nominated: Best Cover - Global eBook Awards 2012Nominated: Best... Thriller - Global eBook Awards 2012Drake's Coffin is the rousing adventure tale of a search for lost treasure in the jungle of Panama. It features rich history, exotic locales, fascinating characters, and rapid-fire action that will keep readers tapping screens or next page buttons for hours on end.Four hundred years ago the English adventurer Sir Francis Drake stole it from the Spanish and buried it in the jungles of Panama. Thirty years ago an unsuspecting group of teenage boys stumbled upon it in a night of violent death that would change their lives forever.Now, they've come back for Drake's legendary lost treasure, in a race against time, old enemies and modern foes.Led by federal prosecutor Zach Colt, six diverse and colorful old friends join forces and return to present-day Panama to recover their spoils.A psychopathic cop. Ruthless pirates, old and new. A daring ex-Navy beauty. Deadly predators. Darien Indians. Intrepid SCUBA divers. A feisty Portuguese Water Dog. A contest to the death in the Panama Canal.These and more are encountered by the men in pursuit of their fortune.Some find self-knowledge, honor and redemption.Others face betrayal, heartbreak and death.Above all, Drake's Coffin is a unique story of friendship and self-discovery. read more
Fans of Amulet, Zita the Spacegirl, and Hilo will love this second volume in the Secondhand Heroes graphic novel series.Two ordina...ry objects turned a pair of brothers into superheroes. Now they must fight the evil Trench right in their own neighborhood.When Tuck and Hudson return from their first adventure as the superheroes Stretch and Brella, theyre still reeling from the shock of their newfound powers. But theres no time to slow down. Trench, a supervillain whose powers came from the very same garage sale where Tuck and Hudson found their magic scarves and umbrella, lives around the cornerand hes out to get the brother superhero duo. With help from their squirrel companion, Steen, and another newly minted superhero, a neighborhood girl named Elvira, the brothers keep fighting the good fight, with plenty of action and adventure along the way. read more
She was a beautiful German girl in her late teens; he was a handsome German in his late twenties who had settled in East Africa. T...hey were pen pals. The year was 1934, and Hitler was in power. By Hitlers standards Helga did not qualify as Aryan, because her Lutheran mother was born Jewish. The family hoped that they could survive the Nazi policies, but wanted to play it safe with their youngest daughter. So when Werner Voigt asked Helga to join him in Africa, she said yes and started to pack. Before long she was on her way. Helga began writing home from Africa immediately at first, letters full of the enthusiasm of a young girl on a Great Adventure. She and Werner found they were well suited, and fell in love, and what happened afterwards can be found in three years worth of exciting, detailed letters to her family and friends letters that have amazingly survived. read more
As a young band of brothers flies over German-occupied France, they come under heavy fire. Their B-17 is shot down and the airmens...tumbling through fields and villagesscatter across Europe. Some struggled to flee for safety. Others were captured immediately and imprisoned. Now, for the first time, their incredible story of grit, survival, and reunion is told.In 1944, George Starks was just a nineteen-year-old kid from Florida when he and his high school buddies enlisted in the US military. They wanted to join the action of WWII. George was assigned to the 92nd Bomb Groupin which the median age was 22and on his crews first bombing mission together received the most vulnerable spot of a B-17 mission configuration: low squadron, low group, flying #6 in the bomber box formation.Airmen called Georges position the Coffin Corner because here exposure was most likely to draw hostile fire. Sure enough, Georges plane was shot down by a German Fw190, and he jumped at 25,000 feet for the first and only time, as he tells the story. He landed near Vitry-le-Perthois to begin a 300-mile trek through the dangers of war-torn France towards the freedom of neutral Switzerland.Through waist-deep snow, seering exhaustion, and close encounters with Nazis, George repeated to himself the mantra just one more day. He battled to keep walking. His comrades were scattered all across Europe and experienced places as formidable as German POW camps and as hospitable as Spain, each crew member always wondering about the fate of the others.After the war, George made two vows: he would never lose touch with his men again and one day would attempt to thank those who had risked their lives to save his. Despite passage of time and demands of career and family, he accomplished both. He reunited with his crew then twenty-five years later returned to France to locate as many of the brave souls who had helped him evade the enemy as he could.Join George as he retraces his steps to freedom and discover the amazing stories of sacrifice and survival and how ten young American boys plus their French Helpers became heroes. read more
Five substantial letters written from 1989 to 1991 bring readers into conversation with Hugo and Nebula Award winning-author Samue...l Delany. With engaging prose, Delany shares details about his work, his relationships, and the thoughts he had while living in Amherst and teaching as a professor at the UMASS campus just outside of town, in contrast to the more chaotic life of New York City. Along with commentary on his own work and the work of other writers, he ponders the state of America, discusses friends who are facing AIDS and other ailments, and comments on the politics of working in academia. Two of the letters, which tell the story of his meeting his life partner Dennis, became the basis of his 1995 graphic novel, Bread & Wine. Another letter describes the funeral of his uncle Hubert T. Delany, former judge and well-known civil rights activist, and leads to reflections on his family's life in 1950s Harlem. Another details a visit from science fiction writer and critic Judith Merrill, and in another he gives a portrait of his one-time student Octavia E. Butler, who by then has become his colleague. In addition, an appendix shares ten letters Delany sent to his daughter while she attended summer camp between 1984 and 1988. These letters describe Delany's daily life, including visitors to his upper-west-side apartment, his travels for work and pleasure, lectures attended, movies viewed, and exhibits seen. read more
1962, 18, LIVING IN A CONVENTWhat was I thinking? What am I doing here? I'm in a convent! Have you ever looked up and seen where y...ou were and what you were doing, as if this were not you?In 1962, at the age of 18, I entered the convent of the Sisters of the Divine Savior. Severely restricted as to whom I could write, I secretly composed an extended letter - more of a diary, really - to my best friend Irene."The lights are out and I'm in the coatroom, writing. I feel like going home - just packing and leaving."After six intense months, I did. Forty-five years later, I was shocked when Irene sent me the long-forgotten document, a vivid portrait of adolescence in that special time and place.This is no expose, no attack on the Catholic Church or its traditions, but an intimate look at life behind the walls of a convent. And, of course there is a boy, Harry - the object of my romantic fantasies."I have decided - I'm going to be a nun. I have been waiting to see if I would be strong enough. But if I want to, I can. And I know God wants me to - and I want to do His will - and so this is my life. Sorta sad in a way, isn't it?"Please join me on my remarkable journey. read more
Life in "Dullsville" has become far from dull for goth-girl Raven. After meeting Alexander Sterlinga night-thriving, shadowy dream... guyher dark world suddenly has a bright glow. But as in her favorite movie, Kissing Coffins, Raven knows that love always has its complications. And Alexander has a secreta secret she must quietly guard. When he mysteriously disappears, Raven finds herself on a dangerous chase to find him. What she encounters is more terrifying than she could have imaginedincluding a life-transforming decision she may not be ready to sink her teeth into.In Kissing Coffins Ellen Schreiber presents a chilling and suspenseful sequel to her popular tale of an unusual teen romance, Vampire Kisses. read more
Who doesn't love to open the mailbox during the holidays and find a newsletter? Whether it's a juicy missive from a college roomma...te inadvertently revealing her husband's wandering eye, a self-congratulatory account of a cousin's rise to power at the local fast-food joint, or a mind-numbingly detailed account of a year's medical ailments (including photos) from a coworker, they're always entertaining.Christmas Letters from Hell skewers holiday letters of all shapes and sizes, from the ones that come crammed with cheesy graphics or written from the perspective of the recently neutered family dog to those filled with stories of "perfect" family vacations that were clearly anything but. Here Santa uses his holiday letter to let the elves know that he'll be outsourcing to China effective immediately; a bipolar mom tells two very different versions of the year's events; and Osama bin Laden touches base with his high school host family in Minneapolis.Christmas Letters from Hell serves up a steaming, savory blend of the holiday cheer, humor, and twisted truth in our well-intended attempts to stay in touch gone horribly, horribly wrong. read more
Letters explaining English as it is spoken in England, how to behave correctly in England, knowledge you will need when visiting o...r working in England - or even just speaking to English people. A value-added concept in English as a foreign language.Paddy Panda is a cuddly toy living in England with his owner John Smith. He has never been to China, but longs to know more about that land because that is where Pandas come from. Meanwhile by listening to John Smith and his family and teenage friends, Paddy is learning all he can about England - or as he soon learns - Britain.Paddy has written a series of letters explaining what he has learned and is learning about life in England. He hopes the letters will help students learning English or visiting England.Paddy strives to be grammatically correct and usually is, but he also writes in colloquial English as spoken in polite society of course. Knowing some colloquial English will be very useful to students of English when they speak to actual English people.Thus by reading Paddy Pandas letters you will start to learn what you need to know when visiting England taking a trip to London or speaking with English people on business or on holiday.Paddy also explains a bit about British history and British culture as it is viewed by British people.Whether you work in a hotel used by British people, go to Britain on holiday or do business with British companies, Paddy Panda is for you.And they are quite fun stories as well! Like English people, Paddy does like a laugh.About the AuthorBarbara Hayes worked on the editorial staff and spent many years writing stories and picture strip scripts for the Amalgamated Press, later Fleetway Publications and subsequently part of the Daily Mirror IPC publishing group.Over the years she has had some 80 books and about 7300 scripts published by companies from England to Australia to South Africa to Florida and back to Holland.She knows all about correct written English, colloquial English and grammar. She is also a fount of knowledge on polite behaviour and how to behave properly.ContentsIntroductionThe Ninth Letter from Paddy Panda - About the EnglishThe Tenth Letter from Paddy Panda - About PantomimesThe Eleventh Letter from Paddy Panda - About the Silk RoadThe Twelfth Letter from Paddy Panda - About LondonThe Thirteenth Letter from Paddy Panda - About Sir Francis DrakeThe Fourteenth Letter from Paddy Panda - About the British EmpireThe Fifteenth Letter from Paddy Panda - About Pubs read more
When I was eighteen, I traveled to Australia to get the wanderlust out of my system. I met a friend and together we hunted kangaro...os and sold the hides for profit. We worked odd jobs at a sheep station for pocket change and did construction work in the Snowy Mountains for travel money. Once, we had to sing for our supper to earn money for gas. These experiences made me appreciate all the more, the opportunities I had as a teenager and the luxuries I had taken for granted. This is a true adventure story about traveling, hunting, and working in Australia in the early 1960s. read more
There was a time when if a boy wanted a girl to love him, hed pass her notes in class, call her at home and talk on the phone for ...hours, and put pen to paper and pour his heart out. This was a time before cell phones and texting, email and social media, and whatever else develops in the name of "technological advancement" to further complicate the teenage experience while at the same time radically simplifying the general means by which theyre expected to attempt to express their deepest feelings. Back then it took more than 140 characters to demonstrate the true passion, desire, devotion and yearning that burns and courses through young hearts. Teenage boys can be complex, wild, wonderful, dynamic and sometimes wicked and calculating creatures capable of sharing earnest, desperate, genuine, passionate, heart, guts and soul with intelligence, grace and maturity that belies their age. This collection of real love letters from real teenage boys stands as a testament to that. These letters, all addressed to the same teenage girl and diligently preserved by her for more than 20 years, date back to the late 1980s and into the early 1990s. Many of them were drenched with the writers signature fragrance of Polo, Drakkar Noir or whatever other scent was popular among teens at that time. These boys are grown men now and have families and careers and lives of their own that dont include this girl. To that end, names, places and other identifying details have been changed or removed. read more
**From the Nobel Prizewinning author of The Good Earth: The New York Timesbestselling novel of a Chinese-American family separated... by war.Elizabeth and Gerald MacLeod are happily married in China, bringing up their young son, Rennie. But when war breaks out with Japan, Gerald, who is half-Chinese, decides to send his wife and son back to America while he stays behind. In Vermont, Elizabeth longingly awaits his letters, but the Communists have forbidden him from sending international mail. Over time, both the silences and complications grow more painful: Gerald has taken up a new love and teenager Rennie struggles with his mixed-race heritage in America. Rich with Bucks characteristic emotional wisdom, Letter from Peking focuses on the ordeal of a family split apart by race and history.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the authors estate. read more
A rich and well-known writer, returning home toViennafrom one of many holidays, finds a long letter from an unknown woman. As a te...enager she had lived with her poor widowed mother in the same building and had fallen totally in love with both the opulent cultured lifestyle of her neighbour and the handsome charming man himself. This passion was not lessened by the flow of attractive women spending the night with him or by her being removed toInnsbruckwhen her mother remarried. At age 18 she returned to Vienna, took a job and tried to meet the writer. He did not recognise her and, without revealing her name, she succeeded in spending three nights with him before he disappeared on a holiday. Pregnant, she lost her job and had to give birth in a refuge for the indigent. Resolved that their child should have a good life, she spent nights with or became mistress of various rich men but would never marry because her heart belonged always to the writer. Out with a current lover, she saw the writer in a night club and went home with him instead. To him, she was just an agreeable companion for that night, as he again did not recognise her. In the1918 flu pandemic, the child died and she, ill herself, wrote this letter to be posted after her death. read more