On Monday, January 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., we will be replacing core Library IT hardware. This maintenance will disable access to our website, web catalog, most eLibrary, and Research eResources, (including some Axis360 service). Maintenance is scheduled to last six hours. Note: to ensure full access to Axis 360 during our maintenance downtime, log out and log back into the Axis 360 app Monday morning, January 18, shortly before 9:30 a.m. Thank you for your patience as we maintain and upgrade our systems.
Alice Osbourne, the stolid daughter of the late vicar, is reeling from the news that Richard Fairfax broke their engagement to marry Evangeline Fontaine, an American girl from the Deep South. Evangeline's arrival causes a stir in the village but not the chaos that would ensue if they knew her motives for being there. Scrappy Elsie Pigeon is among the poor of London who see the evacuations as a chance to escape a life of destitution. Another new arrival is Tanni Zayman, a young Jewish girl who fled the horrors of Europe and now waits with her newborn son, certain that the rest of her family is safe and bound to show up any day. And then there's Frances Falconleigh, a madcap, fearless debutante whose father is determined to keep her in the countryside and out of the papers. --amazon.com.