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  • Download E-books The Spy Game PDF

    By Georgina Harding

    'If you have been a sleeper, how lengthy do you're thinking that it will take prior to you forgot who you actually have been? should you have been dwelling undercover for years and years. Which individual will be you?' On a freezing January morning in 1961, eight-year-old Anna's mom disappears into the fog. A kiss that hardly touches Anna's cheek, a rumble of exhaust and a blurred wave via an icy windscreen, and her mom is long past. in retrospect, Anna will want that she can have paid extra recognition to the evidence of that day. The grownup international shrouds the loss in silence, tidies the problem of loss of life away in addition to the issues that her mom left at the back of. And her stories will float and settle just like the fog that covers the auto. that very same morning a undercover agent case breaks within the information - the case of the Krogers, it appears traditional those that weren't who they stated they have been; those who had disappeared in a single position and reappeared in one other with different identities, major different lives. Obsessed by way of tales of the chilly battle, and of the second one international warfare that's nonetheless a clean and painful reminiscence for the adults approximately them, Anna's brother Peter starts off to build a idea that their mom, a refugee from jap Germany, used to be a secret agent operating undercover and can even nonetheless be alive. As existence returns to basic, Anna struggles to style among truth and myth. Did her mom have a mystery existence? and the way are you aware who a individual used to be she is lifeless? The secret agent video game is a superbly wrought novel approximately loss, background, reminiscence and mind's eye, and how during which we form those to build our personal identities. it's a painful and gentle reminder of the significance of realizing the earlier and, in flip, the significance of letting move.

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  • Download E-books After Flodden PDF

    By Rosemary Goring

    Patrick Paniter used to be James IV's right-hand guy, a diplomatic genius who used to be accountable for the weapons on the disastrous conflict of Flodden in September 1513 within which the English annihilated the Scots. After the loss of life of his king he's laid low with guilt as he relives the occasions that ended in struggle. while Louise Brenier, daughter of a rogue sea dealer, asks his assist in checking out if her brother Benoit was once killed in motion, it's the least he can do to salve his judgment of right and wrong. no longer happy with the scoop he brings, Louise units off to determine the reality herself, and rapidly falls foul of 1 of the lawless clans that rule the ungovernable borderlands. After Flodden is a singular in regards to the outcomes of the conflict of Flodden, as noticeable during the eyes of numerous characters who both had a hand in bringing the rustic to conflict, or have been profoundly stricken by the result. there were only a few novels approximately Flodden, regardless of its significance,and none from this attitude. It's a racy event, combining political intrigue and romance, and its readership may be an individual who loves historic fiction, or is attracted to the heritage of Scotland and the turbulent, ungovernable borderlands among Scotland and England.

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  • Download E-books The Conquering Family (The Pageant of England Series, Book 1) PDF

    By Thomas B. Costain

    Thomas B. Costain's four-volume background of the Plantagenets starts with THE CONQUERING kin and the conquest of britain via William the Conqueror in 1066, final with the reign of John in 1216. The interval after the Norman Conquest, whilst the rules of presidency have been hammered out among monarch and folks, involves existence via Costain's storytelling ability and ancient mind's eye.

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  • Download E-books The Uncrowned Queen (Short story prequel to The King's Concubine) PDF

    By Anne O'Brien

    'Anne O’Brien has joined the specific membership of fine historic novelists.’ - Sunday Express

    Her route to the throne is paved with treason… 1330.

    Philippa of Hainault can be married to King Edward III yet she’s penniless and powerless. England quivers within the clutches of the Dowager Queen Isabella and her darkly bold lover Lord Mortimer whereas her husband rots in reformatory, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. it's going to take a brave younger guy to emerge from the shadows and get up in contrast bold pair.

    Philippa won’t chill out and notice Edward puppeteered. She is set to determine justice performed. It’s her phrases whispered into the younger King Edward’s ear that would see the conflict for England’s throne commence.

    Mightier have fallen. Treason threatens. The victor’s prize is England…failure is death.

    It’s a strong union that ties Philippa and Edward during this darkly eye-catching brief tale yet will it usually be so?

    Praise for Anne O’Brien:

    ‘One of the simplest writers around…she outdoes even Philippa GregoryThe Sun

    ‘Her writing is highly evocative of the time period… O’Brien has produced an epic story’ Historical Novel Society

    Anne O’Brien’s novels provide a voice to the “silent” girls of historyYorkshire Post

    ‘Once back O’Brien proves herself a medieval background magician, conjuring up a scorching, sweeping storyLancashire night Post

    ‘An intriguing and interesting tale of affection and historic politics. If you take pleasure in Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir you will adore Anne O'BrienWe Love This Book

    ‘A brilliantly researched and well-told tale; you won’t have the ability to positioned this e-book downCandis

    ‘A fast paced old drama that's choked with suspense.’ Essentials

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  • Download E-books The Scandalous Duchess PDF

    By Anne O'Brien

    1372, The Savoy. Widow woman Katherine Swynford offers herself for a job within the loved ones of cruel royal prince John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, hoping to finish her destitution. however the Duke’s scandalous proposition leaves her lifetime of pious integrity reeling... Seduced by means of the glare of royal adoration, Katherine turns into John’s mistress. she's going to depart in the back of every thing she has stood for to play moment mess around to his younger spouse and ruthless ambition. she is going to stay within the shadows of the main strong guy in England within the wish of a love more than propriety. yet quickly the courtroom whispers – whore, harlot, vile temptress – achieve the ears of not only John’s bride yet his most deadly political enemies. because the Plantagenet prince is accused of bringing England to its knees, who greater in charge than shameless she-devil Katherine Swynford? Dragged from the shadows, Katherine needs to resolution for her sins.

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  • Download E-books The Last Banquet PDF

    Set opposed to the backdrop of the Enlightenment, the delectable decadence of Versailles, and the French Revolution, The final Banquet is an intimate epic that tells the tale of 1 man’s quest to grasp the area via its many and fantastic flavors. Jean-Marie d’Aumout will try out whatever as soon as, with results which are from time to time mouthwatering and at others fascinatingly macabre (Three Snake Bouillabaisse someone? or maybe a few pickled Wolf's Heart?). while he's not obsessively looking for a brand new style d’Aumout is a quick buddy, a loving husband, a doting father, and an ingenious lover. He befriends Ben Franklin, corresponds with the Marquis de Sade and Voltaire, turns into a favourite at Versailles, thwarts a peasant rebellion, improves upon conventional French tools of birth control, performs an instrumental function within the Corsican battle of Independence, and constructs France’s most interesting menagerie. yet d’Aumout’s each adventurous flip is determined by way of his from time to time darkish obsession to grasp all of the world’s flavors prior to that international alterations irreversibly.
     
    As gripping as Patrick Suskind’s Perfume, as gloriously formidable as Daniel Kehlman’s Measuring the World, and as prize-worthy as Andrew Miller’s natural, The final dinner party is a highly attractive novel approximately meals and style, concerning the Age of cause and the a long time of guy, and our obsessions and approximately how, if we be able to live to tell the tale them, they could bequeath us knowledge and comfort in previous age.

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  • Download E-books The poor in England 1700-1850: An economy of makeshifts PDF

    This attention-grabbing learn investigates the adventure of English poverty among 1700 and 1900 and the ways that the terrible made ends meet. The word 'economy of makeshifts' has frequently been used to summarise the patchy, determined and infrequently failing ideas of the terrible for cloth survival. within the bad of britain the various prime, younger historians of welfare research how merits won from entry to universal land, mobilisation of kinship help, resorting to crime, and different marginal assets might prop up suffering families. The essays try to clarify how and whilst the negative secured entry to those makeshifts and recommend how the stability of those recommendations may well switch through the years or be changed via gender, life-cycle and geography. This e-book represents the one most vital test in print to provide the English 'economy of makeshifts' with an excellent, empirical foundation and to strengthen the idea that of makeshifts from a imprecise yet handy label to a extra unique but inclusive definition.

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  • Download E-books 1066 The Conquest PDF

    By Peter Fieldman

    ENGLAND'S DEFINING second IN heritage 1000 YEARS in the past ON essentially the most vital DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY.

    A NORMAN DUKE LED THE final INVASION of britain TO develop into KING of britain. APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF 8 at the loss of life OF HIS FATHER, HE SURVIVED makes an attempt ON HIS existence AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL global jam-packed with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE turned the main strong FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND won THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, until eventually the ultimate war of words at the box close to HASTINGS GAVE HIM THE CROWN . this is often 1066, THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.

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  • Download E-books Conquering Knight, Captive Lady PDF

    By Anne O'Brien

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    After the demise of her stepfather, girl Rosamund de Longsprey suggestion to prevent an prepared marriage with a repugnant guy through taking to her newly inherited lands. regardless of the deplorable stipulations and missed lands, Rose is decided to make it paintings as the substitute isn't really anything she is keen to do. regrettably for Rose, Lord Gervase Fitz Osbern is simply as made up our minds to take again his lands that have been stolen from his kin. Fitz Osbern exhibits up and quick takes keep watch over of the citadel a lot to the chagrin and annoyance of Rose. either are confident of sole possession, and either are obstinately attempting to oust the opposite. Neither one is keen to offer any flooring, nor will both one post. Will someone continue to exist? And who will lay declare to the lands?

    I totally enjoyed this tale. I occurred upon this prize particularly by chance as i used to be shopping the cabinets of an area paperback trade book place. The blurb at the again stuck my consciousness, however it was once your time sooner than I opened it. i used to be quick stuck up within the tale and the characters; I quickly came across myself racing to learn to determine the way it could all finish. either Rose and Gervase are robust and dominate characters. fortunately, they stayed actual to these characteristics in the course of the tale and nonetheless had a really pleasant end.

    The first scene we learn is of Gervase taking on the property. It comes throughout quite brutally, and that i came across myself asking the query "how am I to love this man?" Then, the tale flashes again 2 weeks and we see issues from the start and WOW. i used to be hooked.

    What I enjoyed:
    1. girl Rose--she is astounding! She is opinionated, made up our minds, crafty, proud, and clever. She is additionally compassionate and courageous. I enjoyed that she grew because the tale advanced. sure, she used to be blameless of some ways of the realm, yet she wasn't overly naïve and silly approximately it. She was once headstrong, occasionally to her detriment, yet consistently for a cause.
    2. Lord Gervase--what a hottie! He was once robbed of his lands and stole them correct again. although he's an honorable knight, he performs the position of a rowdy brigand in hopes it is going to ship Rose working. His makes an attempt are quite humorous given that he betrays himself with acts of generosity and civility from time to time. And as soon as he cleans himself up...all his ordinary appeal fairly shines through.
    3. Contess Petronilla and Lord Hugh de Mortimer--Rose's mom and Gervase's buddy extra a pleasant contact of sanity to stability out the bullheadedness of either Rose and Gervase. additionally, I enjoyed Rose's mother for simply being there and being a mother. She wasn't controlling, yet supportive.
    4. The Undermining of Authority--I enjoyed the subtleties (and no longer so refined methods) utilized by either Rose and Gervase to achieve the higher hand. I additionally liked that it wasn't regularly person who got here out on best. in reality, it usually appeared judicious. It's infuriating to learn tales the place the lady is so naïve that she is needs to be rescued by means of an all understanding guy. the following, we had a well-balanced conflict the place nobody ever looked as if it would actually be accountable for the situation.
    5. The Romance--with such headstrong humans, there's absolute to be sparks after they meet. They either slowly and carefully fall in love with the opposite. And it used to be effortless to work out why they enjoyed each one other.
    6. The Ending--with either made up our minds to be the conqueror, it was once nail-biting to attend and notice how obdurate humans may come jointly with out filing. It was once good performed. I enjoyed how Rose placed to take advantage of the unorthodox suggestion of the Queen.

    What I didn't like:
    The merely factor that I didn't like was once the various flashbacks: it used to be a piece complicated now and then. Am I studying anything happening straight away? Or did this take place previously?

    All in all, i actually loved this tale. It used to be a hugely pleasing tale with plausible characters and an emotional romance. this can be one I'm going to carry directly to and never ship again to the paperback trade shop.

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  • Download E-books Remarkable Creatures: A Novel PDF

    By Tracy Chevalier

    A voyage of discovery, notable girls, and a unprecedented time and position enhance this New York Times bestselling novel through Tracy Chevalier, writer of At the sting of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring.

    at the windswept, fossil-strewn shorelines of the English coast, bad and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a different reward: "the eye" to identify fossils not anyone else can see. while she uncovers an strange fossilized skeleton within the cliffs close to her domestic, she units the non secular neighborhood on aspect, the townspeople to gossip, and the medical international alight. After enduring sour chilly, thunderstorms, and landslips, her demanding situations purely develop while she falls in love with an most unlikely man.

    Mary quickly reveals an not going champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who stocks her ardour for scouring the shorelines. Their courting moves a fragile stability among fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and rarely suppressed envy, yet finally seems to be their maximum asset.

    Remarkable Creatures is a gorgeous ancient novel that follows the tale of 2 remarkable nineteenth century fossil hunters who replaced the medical global eternally.

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