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Kindling [NOOK Book]

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When Henry Warren, director of an English bank, lands by chance in a hospital in a bleak Northern town that has been ruined by the closure of its shipyard, he discovers nothing less than a new purpose for his life. Moved by the fate of the town’s inhabitants, Warren risks his fortune and reputation to save the shipyard and restore the town to its former prosperity. In seeking to change the fate of the town, he radically changes his own.
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Overview

When Henry Warren, director of an English bank, lands by chance in a hospital in a bleak Northern town that has been ruined by the closure of its shipyard, he discovers nothing less than a new purpose for his life. Moved by the fate of the town’s inhabitants, Warren risks his fortune and reputation to save the shipyard and restore the town to its former prosperity. In seeking to change the fate of the town, he radically changes his own.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307474179
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Series: Vintage International
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 370,908
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nevil Shute Norway was born in 1899 in Ealing, London. He studied Engineering Science at Balliol College, Oxford. Following his childhood passion, he entered the fledgling aircraft industry as an aeronautical engineer working to develop airships and, later, airplanes. In his spare time he began writing and he published his first novel, Marazan, in 1926, using the name Nevil Shute to protect his engineering career. In 1931 he married Frances Mary Heaton and they had two daughters. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve where he worked on developing secret weapons. After the war he continued to write and settled in Australia where he lived until his death in 1960. His most celebrated novels include Pied Piper (1942), A Town Like Alice (1950), and On the Beach (1957).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    Ghost

    Appearance:a thin weakling that could easily be killed(not)<br>
    Powers: he has a mirror dangling upon a chain. A powerful thing called the Ghearufu, which alows him to switch bodies with another peson, making the other person in the weak body while he is in the stronger one. The Ghearufu cannot be destroyed except but by a dragon's breath. Also, no one can resist the Ghearufu, for like a human, it has a will of its own.<br>
    Other: he wears a gold ring at alll times. This ring gives the owner constant healing power.<br>
    Personality:he is a skilled assassin, an artist at his craft. However, he will not kill except in self-defense or is paid to kill.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Rosa

    Name: Rosa Auditorie Age: *draws her sword* "never ask my age unless you want to die" she put her sword back (she looks about 17) Desription: a tall tan skined girl with black hair that falls to her mid back she is about 5 foot 7 inches History: i dont want to talk about it Parents: Maria and Gilodio Auditorie Sibling: Ezio Auditorie Powers: a wolf shapeshifter Job: a good master assassin will not kill anyone here. Weapons: hidden blades, hidden blades with posin, Sword, her fists, a dagger, and a hidden blade gun Sig: ~R0$@

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Rachel's bio that is 20% cooler!

    I dont feel like writing it so go to aiston res two and my bio is there. I just dont feel like writing it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Courtney Astons Awesome Bio

    Name-I. Dont. KNOW! Age-1,237 (Looks 16) Gender-I hate you... Looks-5"5' Slightly tanned,Radiant blue eyes,long brown hair with blonde highlights,and a awesome smile! Wears-Bright clored hoodies,shorts,and flipflops. Likes-Pink,flowers,talking,people,stuff,lighter fluid,and Silas!!! (Hes from somewhere else) Hate-Death,tables,Obama,stuff,tables,AVACADOES!!! Satus-Single Crush-Silas Power-Can use the Fearie Paths and suck souls cause im the Empty One suckas! Parents-*Shrug* THATS ALL!!!!-Courtney (\(0o0)/)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Aero

    NAME: Obviously, Aero, jeez • SPECIES: Human SoulWeaver • AGE: None of your beeswax • DESCRIPTIION: Tall, girl, tan skin, brown hair, usually in curls, amber eyes. Usually wears a black suit, with silver stripe strips along her legs. Silver fore-arm covers, with SoulClaws that change appearance and color and element according to the weapon. Or she wears a long ankle-length dress-like robe and uses a staff. • PERSONALATY: Meet her and you'll find out. • POWERS: SoulWeaver, cat shapeshift. • HISTORY: Not telling. |•| NAME: Ageis • SPECIES: Elemental Spirit • AGE: Unknown, looks 18-ish • DESCRIPTION: Tall, vibrant blue spirit, boy, wears a helmit with ancient ruins on it. Wears a lighter blue vest and pants. • PERSONALATY: Meet him and you'll find out. • POWERS: Ice • HISTORY: Unknown

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Muse ((formerly Everly.))

    Gender-Female. Race- Time Lord. Regeneration- Twelfth. Looks- Long curly strawberry blonde hair that falls halfway down her torso, big green eyes. She's fairly tall and quite curvy, if you get me. Personality- Rebelious, sweet and caring, artistic. Crush/BF- Currently Engaged to Theta Sigma, better known as The Doctor. History- That is a secret...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Alyxis and Dare

    Name: Paradoxia Arior but is called she prefers her middle name, Alyxis • Age: 16 • Looks: dark straight, layered hair, gray eyes with gold/green specks, and oversized nerd glasses, slender, and tall • Usually wears: a dark gray hoodie, sneakers or combat boots, graphic tee, and skinnies • Personality: rebellious when she needs to, extremely intellegent, but a wallflower and shy • Crush: none • Boyfriend: none • Power: can travel from one universe to another (string theory), invisibility, and matter manipulation with the moving of particles • History: classified • Parents: Garrod and Drew (yeah, we have ga.y parents, but dont be critical) • Other: ask

    Name: Dare Arior • Age: 18 • Looks: dark tousled hair, multicolored eyes, but has mostly blue, and well muscled but not too much, and tall • Usually wears: a solid colored tee, jeans, combat boots, a gray hoodie, Nikes maybe • Personality: a gentleman, smart, athletic like his sister, and adventerous like his sister • Crush: none • Girlfriend: none • Power: a fighter, illusionist, and mood manipulator • History: classified • Parents: same • Other: ask

    Stuff to know: we are rped by different people, and both have the same weapons; bkw and arrows, guns on their thighs, ad daggers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Reyna

    Name: That's sorta personal. Call me Reyna. <br> Age: I really don't know. I look around 15. <br> Gender: Come on... <br> Appearance: Long, straight black hair. Green eyes. <br> Clothes: I like to wear jeans and a tee shirt, but always my black sweater. I usually also wear black boots. <br> History: Watched as the entire Timelord race was wiped out, leaving four Timelords to spare; Muse, Alex, the Doctor, and of course herself. At that time the name she chose was Bethany. So then she found her TARDIS and sent herself to Earth. She died a couple times and found this camp. By then she was on the 11th reincarnation and her chosen name was Courtney. She reunited with her sister, who was then named Everly. Alex came back and joined the camp. <br> Powers: Of course my TARDIS, telepathic/telikinetic. <br> Other: She used to be good friends with Everly, but then they both regenerated and now she only sees Muse as another Timelord.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2013

    Cassi bio

    Name: umm... thats kinda like personal, not thay you would understand it anyways, just call me cassi. Age: oops. There goes your head, burned off the body because you just *had* to ask. Overcurious humans. Gender: in case you are a mentally retarded idiot, im a girl. Personality: a bit harsh sometimes, but has a *usually* kind disposition once you get to know her Deasription: a girl that looks around 17 but you cat tell because of a long black cloak shadowing her face. Underneath the cloak, she has a black tight fitting leather jacket and a black tshirt. Black gloves cover her hands. Se had black skinny jeans and specialized combat boots that went up to her knees. Power: i can control energy. And believe me... energy is highly extensive. Other: a major whovian. Honorary time lord. Dont diss the doctor, believe me, im deadly.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Auther of mudshadows path ( call me blackfrost! ;) )

    So beautiful!!! ;u; loved it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Interesting

    Prettybgood keep going.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Swirltear

    Continue continue!! It has a great begining!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2012

    Read ballstars story at ballstar result 2

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Good

    Good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Willow

    Both stories were sad. But at least your mother didnt cast you aside once you could walk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    To Silverkit

    It was ok. The plot was fabulous! But you need to work on the flow of the words by using periods and commas. Nice job.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Read this (@bout silverkit)

    OMG i love it!!!! Can we be nook friends? I made it up but it means your friends on your nook but may not b in real life. About your story. It was beautiful. Bittersweet and beautiful. Heres a story of my own. Enjoy. Go to Mesa City 3 or 4 result if you want more or like it.
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    ..Forever..
    Wrenwings sat at the river. The moon was full and clear, shining brighty , and reflecting on her beautiful silverish tabby pelt with cream belly and paws. She stared at the stars, reflecting on the river. Water and stone, flowing together in perfect harmony. *Finnaly he's here!* she thought happily, running towards Jaythorn. She licked his muzzle and cheeks and he laughed. Singing softly to her, "My love is forever. My like is for always. Together is better. Forever. " she smiled and looked up at him and returned the song. "My stars sit in your sky. The moon will rise as the sun dies. Sing softly to me my dear, until the cold in my heart melts and all hate dissapears." A snap startled them, the sound of brittle stick under careless paws.
    "Jaythorn!?!" Thornstar cried in suprise. "Father?" Jaythorn said equally suprised "Wait I can explain!" Cried Wrenswing in despair. "NO!!!!!" Bellowed Thornstar "I can explain!!! Jaythorn. You lied to me. You said you were outhunting when i caught you sneakig out of camp at night. I should of known you were hunting for she cats!!! No excuses i don't want to hear it. As fr you young she cat I'm telling Fallenstar!" He enraged grabbe his son by the scruff. As if he were a kit and dragged him off.
    -about two moonslater
    Wrenswing sat in th nursery. Her swollen belly heavy with kits. Half clan kits. The once most popular she cat was in the most untrusted. Dispised. Hated she cat ever. She sat in despair.
    The prevouis moon Jaythorn had been killed by a badger. It seemed no cat cared. He had broken the warrior code. He was a deputy. Never again. She had found his body. She cried into his pelt her head in his fur, which was matted with blood and tears. She heard his voice in her head. And saw his face in the sky. " My love is forever. My like is for always. Together is better. forever. I am in star clan. I walk your dreams. I will protect you. Wait for you here because in starclan. There are no borders.
    By Dawn. .........................................................................................please subscribe at mesa city result 3 and 4. Thank you!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

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