In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
304At the family property, Mount Prospect, Grandmother is determined to keep up standards despite the effects of the war. Meanwhile Della, the bible-quoting cook, rules the kitchen with religious fervour, while Great-Uncle Cecil has plans to shoot the women if the Japs invade - it's known as mercy killing, Emily's young Aunt Lydia casually informs her. If only the beautiful, fearless Lydia would bestow her friendship then things might be better, but that seems destined never to occur. It's all too ghastly and Emily can't wait to go home.That is, until she encounters Claudio, the Italian prisoner of war employed as a farm labourer, who awakens new, and as-yet unnameable feelings, in her. And then William, Lydia's brother, unexpectedly returns from the war, wounded and bitter. He withdraws to the old blacksmith's workshop where Emily is given the job of taking his evening meals. He's rude, traumatised, and mostly drunk, yet a passion for literature soon draws them together.Funny, wry and affecting, The Unexpected Education of Emily Dean is a charming coming-of-age novel about desire, deceit and self-discovery.