'Almost' by Stefan Molyneux
‘Almost’ is an historical epic set throughout Europe from the years 1909 to 1940. It is the story of two English brothers whose personal war mirrors the growing tensions in Europe, which culminate in the outbreak of World War Two. Reginald joins the Foreign Office and pursues the policy of appeasing Hitler; Tom becomes a fighter pilot and vows to destroy tyranny.
The action takes place in England, France, Germany and Czechoslovakia, and includes the key political figures of the time – Churchill, Chamberlain, Daladier, von Ribbentrop and many others.
‘Just Poor’ is set in England in 1795. It is the story of Mary O’Donnel, a girl of extraordinary intelligence who starts life as an uneducated orphan, trapped in a world of rural futility. At the age of twelve, after insulting the local Lord, she is cast out from her community. Returning four years later, she befriends Lord Laurence’s sister, enters into his household, and succeeds in getting his commitment to help the poor.
All too soon, costs escalate, and Lord Laurence begins to wonder if Mary’s motive is charity or vengeance…
'Just Poor' by Stefan Molyneux
'Public Lives' by Stefan Molyneux and Christina Papadopoulos
One of the hottest topics in today’s society is the ever-increasing cost of health care. ‘Public Lives’ goes ‘behind the scenes’ to look at a single day in the life of an urban hospital, lifting the lid on a shocking underworld of waste, greed and corruption. Sophia Polyxenos is a perceptive and bitingly funny staff psychologist trapped in a crazy-making world of self-serving bureaucrats, greedy psychiatrists and exhausted front-line workers. Sophia’s struggle to save her patients from indifference, alienation and over-medication seems hopeless – until, at the end of a very long day, Sophia’s final patient sets her free in a way she could never have imagined.
Although fictional, the events in ‘Public Lives’ have been gleaned from many hours of interviews with therapists, nurses and social workers.
Three elderly men are out on a boat, complaining about the sorry state of the world. As they talk, an island erupts out of the sea. After recovering from their shock, they claim the island for their own, and go about setting up a utopian society. However, the island is very near the coast of the United States, which quickly becomes hostile to the new society…