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  • Download E-books The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn (Random House Reader's Circle) PDF

    By Alison Weir

    Drawing on myriad resources from the Tudor period, bestselling writer Alison Weir presents the 1st ebook ever to ascertain, in unparalleled intensity, the gripping tale of Anne Boleyn’s ultimate days. the girl within the Tower explores the explanations and intrigues of these who helped to seal the queen’s destiny, unraveling the tragic story of Anne’s fall, from her miscarriage of the son who could have stored her to the ultimate, dramatic scene at the scaffold. What emerges is a unprecedented portrayal of a lady of serious braveness, confirmed to the intense through the negative plight during which she chanced on herself, a strong queen whose enemies have been bent on totally destroying her. frightening yet attractive, The girl within the Tower presents the whole array of facts of Anne Boleyn’s guilt—and innocence. in simple terms in Alison Weir’s able palms can readers study the reality in regards to the destiny of 1 of the main influential and engaging figures in English history.

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  • Download E-books Der Spion des Königs: Historischer Roman PDF

    By Simon Beaufort

    Im Jahre 1101 kehrt Sir Geoffrey Mappestone aus Jerusalem nach England zurück. Doch auch hier kann er sich nicht von den Gräueln des Kreuzzuges erholen. Niemand hat mit seiner Rückkehr gerechnet, und so heißt guy ihn nicht eben herzlich willkommen. Zudem liegt sein Vater im Sterben. Er behauptet, von den eigenen Kindern vergiftet worden zu sein, was once niemand glaubt, bis er eines Morgens tot aufgefunden wird: erstochen mit Geoffreys Messer.

    Auch von außen droht Gefahr: Der Earl of Shrewsbury und der Waliser Rhodri of Llan Martin strecken ihre gierigen Hände nach dem Besitz der Mappestones aus. Wieder einmal muss Geoffrey sich als Detektiv betätigen - und stößt bald auf eine Intrige, die bis zum Königshof reicht ...

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  • Download E-books The Last Witchfinder: A Novel PDF

    By James Morrow

    Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a dwelling in recovery England. but if she witnesses the unjust and scary execution of her liked aunt Isobel, the precocious baby makes a decision to make it her life's undertaking to carry down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. Armed with little shop the ability of cause, and made up our minds to work out justice be triumphant, Jennet hurls herself right into a sequence of picaresque adventures—traveling from King William's Britain to the fledgling American Colonies to an uncharted island within the Caribbean, braving West Indies pirates, Algonquin Indian captors, the machinations of the Salem Witch courtroom, and the sensuous love of a tender Ben Franklin. For Jennet can't and must never relaxation until eventually she has placed the final witchfinder into chapter 11.

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  • Download E-books Babel Tower PDF

    By A. S. Byatt

    On the center of Babel Tower are legislation instances, dual strands of the Establishment's internet, that form the tale: a painful divorce and custody swimsuit and the prosecution of an "obscene" booklet. Frederica, the self sustaining younger heroine, is focused on either. She startled her highbrow circle of neighbors through marrying a tender nation squire, whose violent streak has now been became opposed to her. Fleeing to London with their younger son, she will get a instructing activity in an paintings tuition, the place she is thrown into the thick of the recent decade. Poets and painters are denying the worth of the previous, fostering goals of uprising, which concentration round a wierd, charismatic determine -- the near-naked, unkempt and stinky Jude Mason, along with his flowing grey hair, a hippie ahead of his time.

    We suppose the growing to be unease, the undertones of intercourse and cruelty. the strain erupts over his novel Babbletower, set in a previous progressive period, the place a band of individuals retire to a citadel to stumbled on an awesome group. during this ebook, as within the courtrooms, as within the paintings school's haphazard sessions and at the committee organize to review "the educating of language," humans functionality more and more in teams. Many are enthusiastic about keeping the younger, however the trendy inspiration of youngsters as blameless and loose slowly involves look wishful, and perilous.

    Babel Tower is the 3rd, following The Virgin within the Garden and Still Life, of a deliberate quartet of novels set in several mid-century time frames. the private and criminal crises of Frederica reflect these of the age. this can be the last decade of the Beatles, the dying of God, the beginning of computing device languages. In Byatt's imaginative and prescient, the presiding genius of the Nineteen Sixties seems a mix of the Marquis de Sade and The Hobbit. The ensuing confusion, charted with an excellent innovative sympathy, is as comedian because it is threatening and peculiar.

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  • Download E-books Walking the South Coast of England PDF

    Each year, humans flock to England’s south coast to go to background websites or just to chill at the seashore. yet to determine the genuine attractiveness that those excellent counties need to provide, decide up this specified consultant to a few of the easiest jogging in Britain.

    David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking normal landscapes and important landmarks at the manner. With rugged cliffs and old cathedral towns, old ports and lovely flora and fauna, there’s whatever for everybody; no matter if you’re a pro hiker able to tackle the total stroll, or a summertime stroller who desires to event this lucrative ramble in smaller doses.

    With an in depth description of the total direction, important information regarding the geography and historical past, and functional suggestion concerning navigation and native facilities, this valuable guidebook is a must have for someone going strolling on England’s south coast.

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  • Download E-books The Black Death: A Personal History PDF

    By John Hatcher

    In this clean method of the heritage of the Black loss of life, John Hatcher, a world-renowned student of the center a while, recreates way of life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village. via targeting the reviews of standard villagers as they lived—and died—during the Black dying (1345–50 AD), Hatcher vividly locations the reader without delay into these tumultuous years and describes in interesting aspect the day by day life of individuals being affected by the tragic results of the plague. Dramatic scenes painting how contemporaries should have skilled and considered the momentous events—and how they attempted to make experience of it all.

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  • Download E-books A Cure for Cancer: The Cornelius Quartet 2 PDF

    By Michael Moorcock

    A mirror-image of his former self, Jerry Cornelius returns to a parallel London, armed with a vibragun and his notorious air of secrecy and charm to boot. at the path of the gruesome Bishop Beesley, Jerry hunts for a mysterious equipment able to manipulating the cosmos. Corruption, violence and greed are rife in a war-torn Europe, yet Jerry is opposed to background; he's open air of historical past. He lusts for the equilibrium of anarchy, for randomness supreme—lock up your daughters (and sons), Jerry Cornelius is back.

    Dunked into the ether of Chaos, the second one ebook within the Cornelius Quartet, A medication for melanoma, used to be one of many first novels of its shape, utilizing hypermedia to spin an internet of hauntingly surreal scenes, wickedly humorous social satire and sci-fi vignettes that resonate deeply for the trendy reader.

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