On August 10, 1901, two English ladies spending part of their summer together in France decided to visit the Palace of Versailles for what was anticipated to be an ordinary day of sightseeing. However, on that fateful day, the women later believed a series of mysterious encounters had occurred, the results of which have lingered through to the present day.
When one of the ladies suggested a visit to Queen Marie Antoinette's Petit Trianon, both were later convinced they had stepped back in time to witness people and scenery from the eighteenth century. One of the ladies even believed she had witnessed the queen herself!
Were the ladies' encounters simply a case of mistaken identity and confusion as a result of venturing into an unfamiliar environment? How well do their testimonies support the integrity of such an occurrence? Alternatively, did the women unknowingly step back in time to walk along paths from a bygone era at Versailles?
Sammy Salt's mum and dad say he's too small to sail the seas with them in their ship the Jolly Jack. But when they try to say goodbye before setting off on an exciting voyage to Coconut Island, Sammy is nowhere to be found. And then some very odd things start happening on board ...Based on the classic 'Happy Families' card game, this highly entertaining series is ideal for reading and sharing at home or at school. It is guided by the Education Adviser, Brian Thompson, and written by the award-winning author, Allan Ahlberg. 'The best thing to happen to beginner readers since Dr Seuss' Children's Rights Workshop.
In today's world, there are guides to everything and among them, self help books on relationships and gender differences. These books are mainly written by leading doctors and therapists, but rarely has a book been written from an everyday man's point of view about the dark side of women and dating. Too often books are written about the romantic mating ritual to get a woman, but what about once you've captured her and she turns out not to be the reason poet's have put pen to paper.Does it matter what environment you've met a woman in? Is marriage and its requirements realistic in this day and age, and has it ever been? In this open, candid, at times crude, yet humorous book a merchant mariner shares his opinions, and experiences on the mostly dark side of women, sex, and Relationships. Why they tend not to last in this day and age. How by peoples attitudes , as well as perceptions changing they actually have a better chance for peace in their private lives.