Harold Godwineson was king of England from January 1066 until his death at Hastings on 14th October of that year. Although he was not the only candidate for the succession to the childless King Edward the Confessor, Harold had a far stronger claim than William of Normandy to the throne. For much of the reign of Edward the Confessor, who was married to Harold's sister Edith, the Godwine family, led by Earl Godwine, had dominated English politics. In The House of Godwine Emma Mason tells the turbulent story of a remarkable family which, until Harold's unexpected defeat, looked far more likely than the dukes of Normandy to provide the long-term rulers of England. But for the Norman conquest, an Anglo-Saxon England ruled by the Godwine dynasty would have developed very differntly from that dominated by the Normans.
What happens when a self-proclaimed animal lover decides to open a family business cat kennels at a little country cottage in rural Devon? Well, business adventures and animal stories as family and friends embark on a heart-warming and innovative saga to bring a bit of happiness and reassurance to cat owners - and their feline friends - searching for a place to spend the holidays. Set in the delightful environs of an English country cottage, the cat kennels of 'So You Think You Would Like A Cattery?' is the project of an animal lover, his family and friends, who decide to create their own haven for cats when their own local cattery shuts down. The sometimes emotional animal stories of this somewhat unconventional family business is guaranteed to make you laugh and make you cry. From Blackie, the cat who inherited 50,000, to Tabitha, a tabby with the extraordinary talent for hunting mice, this book of business adventures and feline personalities is certainly one for anybody wanting to brighten their day."
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