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Books with author John R. Baker

  • Longbourn

    Jo Baker

    eBook (Vintage, Oct. 8, 2013)
    • Pride and Prejudice was only half the story • If Elizabeth Bennet had the washing of her own petticoats, Sarah often thought, she’d most likely be a sight more careful with them. In this irresistibly imagined belowstairs answer to Pride and Prejudice, the servants take center stage. Sarah, the orphaned housemaid, spends her days scrubbing the laundry, polishing the floors, and emptying the chamber pots for the Bennet household. But there is just as much romance, heartbreak, and intrigue downstairs at Longbourn as there is upstairs. When a mysterious new footman arrives, the orderly realm of the servants’ hall threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, upended. Jo Baker dares to take us beyond the drawing rooms of Jane Austen’s classic—into the often overlooked domain of the stern housekeeper and the starry-eyed kitchen maid, into the gritty daily particulars faced by the lower classes in Regency England during the Napoleonic Wars—and, in doing so, creates a vivid, fascinating, fully realized world that is wholly her own. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
  • The World's Worst Floods

    John R. Baker

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    The sky darkens and it begins to rain. Hours later the rain still falls heavily. Somewhere a dam bursts and a wall of water surges downstream. It's a flood! These powerful natural disasters can wash away cars, trees, and even people's homes. Readers can learn about history's biggest, deadliest floods from around the world.
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  • The World's Worst Earthquakes

    John R. Baker

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    The windows rattle. The ground shakes. Soon the ground cracks open and buildings come crashing down. It's an earthquake! These shattering natural disasters cause huge amounts of damage wherever they hit. Readers can learn about history's biggest, deadliest earthquakes from around the world.
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  • The World's Worst Tornadoes

    John R. Baker

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    The sky grows dark. Lightning flashes. Thunder booms. Soon a wailing siren fills the air. It's a tornado! With wind speeds up to 300 miles per hour, these dangerous storms destroy everything in their paths. Readers can learn about history's biggest, deadliest tornadoes from around the world.
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  • The World's Worst Hurricanes

    John R. Baker

    Paperback (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    The winds pick up while heavy waves crash on the beach. A few hours later screaming winds and driving rain tear up the coastline. It's a hurricane! With winds reaching hundreds of miles per hour, these devastating storms can cause immense amounts of damage. Readers can learn all about history's biggest, deadliest hurricanes from around the world.
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  • The World's Worst Tornadoes

    John R. Baker

    Library Binding (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    The sky grows dark. Lightning flashes. Thunder booms. Soon a wailing siren fills the air. It's a tornado! With wind speeds up to 300 miles per hour, these dangerous storms destroy everything in their paths. Readers can learn about history's biggest, deadliest tornadoes from around the world.
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  • Astonishing Robot Competitions

    John R. Baker

    Library Binding (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2017)
    May the best 'bot win! From all-out battles to competitive sports and futuristic challenges, robot contests have never been more popular. Witness the incredible feats of power, speed, and endurance achieved by robots in the world's biggest robotic competitions.
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  • The World's Worst Earthquakes

    John R. Baker

    Library Binding (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    The windows rattle. The ground shakes. Soon the ground cracks open and buildings come crashing down. It's an earthquake! These shattering natural disasters cause huge amounts of damage wherever they hit. Readers can learn about history's biggest, deadliest earthquakes from around the world.
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  • The World's Worst Floods

    John R. Baker

    Library Binding (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    The sky darkens and it begins to rain. Hours later the rain still falls heavily. Somewhere a dam bursts and a wall of water surges downstream. It's a flood! These powerful natural disasters can wash away cars, trees, and even people's homes. Readers can learn about history's biggest, deadliest floods from around the world.
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  • The World's Worst Hurricanes

    John R. Baker

    Library Binding (Capstone Press, Aug. 1, 2016)
    The winds pick up while heavy waves crash on the beach. A few hours later screaming winds and driving rain tear up the coastline. It's a hurricane! With winds reaching hundreds of miles per hour, these devastating storms can cause immense amounts of damage. Readers can learn all about history's biggest, deadliest hurricanes from around the world.
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  • Shell Treasury of the Countryside

    John Baker

    Hardcover (Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, March 15, 1965)
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  • Longbourn

    Jo Baker

    Hardcover (Random House Canada, Oct. 8, 2013)
    A brilliantly imagined, irresistible below-stairs answer to Pride and Prejudice: a story of the romance, intrigue and drama among the servants of the Bennet household, a triumphant tale of defying society's expectations, and an illuminating glimpse of working-class lives in Regency England. The servants at Longbourn estate--only glancingly mentioned in Jane Austen's classic--take centre stage in Jo Baker's lively, cunning new novel. Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking the meals, emptying the chamber pots. Our heroine is Sarah, an orphaned housemaid beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When the militia marches into town, a new footman arrives under mysterious circumstances, and Sarah finds herself the object of the attentions of an ambitious young former slave working at neighboring Netherfield Hall, the carefully choreographed world downstairs at Longbourn threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, up-ended. From the stern but soft-hearted housekeeper to the starry-eyed kitchen maid, these new characters come vividly to life in this already beloved world. Jo Baker shows us what Jane Austen wouldn't in a captivating, wonderfully evocative, moving work of fiction.