The UK is turning back the clock

The UK is turning back the clock on the education of disabled children I got my first taste of our two-tier education system before my son Samuel, who is now 15, had even started school. Samuel has spina bifida, and I was told before he was born that the challenges we would face would be great. But I hadn’t anticipated it would mean a two-year fi… (阅读全文)

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child Image copyright Science Photo Library

My shock at discovering I was a donor child Image copyright Science Photo Library When parents tell a child that he or she was conceived from a donated egg, or donated sperm, it can come as quite a shock. After Elaine Chong wrote about donating her eggs to help other couples have a child, two readers got in touch to explain how the revelation tha… (阅读全文)

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could not have been

It gives me great pleasure to write a few words of introduction to Lieut.-Col. Preston’s History of the Desert Mounted Corps, which I had the honour to command. In writing this History Lieut.-Col. Preston has done a service to his country which I am sure will be fully appreciated, particularly, perhaps, by those who served in the Corps, and who f… (阅读全文)

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kindest lady they would

To Lady Delayne local sympathy went out in generous measure. If little were known of the sorrows of her life, much was surmised. The “county” could tell you many tales and would tell them to intimates. These spoke of a ruffian who had sworn at that gentle lady before a whole company at the meet; who openly snubbed her at her own table; who had vi… (阅读全文)

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With all its failings

The author desires to acknowledge the courtesy of Messrs T. H. Parker Brothers of Whitcomb Street, W.C., for allowing him to reproduce the illustrations mentioned on many of the pages of this book; as also the P. & O. Steam Navigation Company for permission to reproduce the old painting of the Swallow dermes. Owing to the fact that the author… (阅读全文)

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lay over every visible object

YOUNG Doctor Dearing sat in the little church at an open window through which he had a partial view of that portion of old Stafford which stretched out desultorily toward the east. Immediately in front was a common fairly well covered with grass and weeds, except at the pawed and beaten spot where the public hitched its riding-horses, and beyond … (阅读全文)

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when I went back to the table

Now it was years and years ago since Sarah had lost her voice. It happened before my father died, when we were both comparatively young people; she had been abroad with him{2} and caught a violent cold on her way home. She was rather proud in those days—it was before she took to knitting—and she had not forgotten then that she was once a beauty. … (阅读全文)

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he spoke of his great countryman

July 4, 1826, was a memorable day. It was the fiftieth anniversary of American Independence, and for that reason, if no other, it was likely to be a day of note. But, by a singular coincidence, two eminent Americans, fathers of the republic, both of whom had filled the Presidency, yielded up their lives Application Delivery Controller . When John… (阅读全文)

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written for the purpose

The title chosen for the following sketches, written for the purpose of presenting certain prominent characteristics of the lower animals worthy of the attention of the human animal, stands for rather a serious proposition which may be questioned by a majority of those readers whose kindly interest in our mute friends has not already been serious… (阅读全文)

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I sit on the cold floor and wait

The spring of 1634 arrives, but in the prison of Lancaster Castle it stays cold.The twenty women in the prison are dirty, hungry and cold. There are no beds or chairs and so they sleep on the cold floor.There are no windows,so it is al-ways dark.The women want to get out of the prison;they want to go home.Sometimes the guards open the bi… (阅读全文)

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