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Niccolo Rising

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The exquisitely-researched standalone prequel series to Dorothy Dunnett's revered Lymond Chronicles, following the ancestors of Francis Crawford of Lymond in Continental Europe. Niccolo Rising is Book One in The House of Niccolo series. ----------------------------- 'It began with sea, and September sunlight, and three young men lying stripped to their doublets in the Duke of Burgundy's bath . . .' Meet Caes - Nicholas vander Poele - an eighteen-year-old orphan and dyer apprentice's working for the widow Marian de Charetty in Bruges. After fetching up in jail for accidentally sinking a lighter and breaking the leg of a nobleman, his young life seems over before it is even begun. However, fate and the fifteenth century have great expectations for Nicholas and he soon finds himself leading the Charetty company into adventures and intrigues both mercantile and military, even as enemies plot their downfall. Through cunning, bravery, wit and an unexpected wisdom, Nicholas begins to lay the foundations for the House of Niccolo . . . 'As brilliant and interesting as Lymond. A generous feast' Daily Telegraph 'A series that will give us our fill of high Renaissance adventure and espionage' Guardian

The Spring of the Ram

The Spring of the Ram [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141949295
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
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The exquisitely-researched standalone prequel series to Dorothy Dunnett's revered Lymond Chronicles, following the ancestors of Francis Crawford of Lymond in Continental Europe. Spring of the Ram is Book Two in The House of Niccolo series. ----------------------------- 'Catherine de Charetty, having chosen a lover just after the Feast of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, was much put out to learn that, at nearly thirteen, she did not possess all the required qualifications . . .' Yet her secret suitor, Pagano Doria, claims he will wait and spirits her away from Bruges, first to Florence and then eastwards. On their trail is Nicholas vander Poele, her step-father, conducting his own journey to the fabled city of Trebizond, a Byzantine outpost on the Black Sea. Known as the treasure-house of the East, Trebizond in 1461 is the ideal location for Nicholas to open the House of Niccolo's new trading post. However, the city's riches are threated by a Turkish army while rival merchant families seek to thwart Nicholas' ambitions. Not least among them is Doria himself, harbouring a plan involving young Catherine to rain ruin on the head of House Niccolo. . . 'A sorceress of the genre' Daily Mail

The Sun Is Also a Star

The Sun Is Also a Star [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0385683693
Author: Nicola Yoon
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nicola Yoon is back with her second book, and just like Everything, Everything, it's an instant classic with a love story that's just as intense as Maddy and Olly's--get ready for Natasha and Daniel. This book is inspired by Big History (to learn about one thing, you have to learn about everything). In The Sun is Also a Star, to understand the characters and their love story, we must know everything around them and everything that came before them that has affected who they are and what they experience. Two teens--Daniel, the son of Korean shopkeepers, and Natasha, whose family is here illegally from Jamaica--cross paths in New York City on an eventful day in their lives--Daniel is on his way to an interview with a Yale alum, Natasha is meeting with a lawyer to try and prevent her family's deportation to Jamaica--and fall in love.

Scales of Gold

Scales of Gold [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307762408
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publisher: Vintage
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Scales of Gold by Dorothy Dunnett Book Resume:

With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolò series. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire. The year 1464 finds Nicholas back in Venice. Plagued by enemies bent on dissolving his assets and smearing his character, he sets sail for Africa, legendary location of the Fountain of Youth, home to a descendant of Sheba and Solomon, and the source of gold in such abundance that men prefer to barter in shells. He will learn firsthand the brutality and grandeur of the Dark Continent, from the horror of the slave trade to the austere nobility of Islamic Timbuktu. He will discover, too, the charms of the beautiful Gelis van Borselen--a woman whose passion for Nicholas is rivaled only by her desire to punish him for his role in her sister s death. Erotic and lush with detail, Scales of Gold embraces the complexity of the Renaissance, where mercantile adventure couples with more personal quests behind the silken curtains of the Age of Discovery.

Caprice And Rondo

Caprice And Rondo [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141946121
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Caprice And Rondo by Dorothy Dunnett Book Resume:

The exquisitely-researched standalone prequel series to Dorothy Dunnett's revered Lymond Chronicles, following the ancestors of Francis Crawford of Lymond in Continental Europe. Caprice and Rondo is Book Seven in The House of Niccolo series. ----------------------------- 'A companionable fellow who now spends his time raising hell . . .' Winter, 1473, and Nicholas de Fleury's schemes have at last caught up with him, costing everything - friends, family and firm. Losing himself in the icy port of Danzig, he drinks and fights, but most of all he forgets. Meanwhile, his wife Gelis, bruised from their years of dueling, sets off to find out the truth of her husband's lost parentage - and discovers a traitor within Nicholas's close circle of friends. As Nicholas is drawn eastwards in a search for the lost gold to restore his fortunes, so the titanic forces he has long-attempted to marshal for his own ends reach out to exact a terrible price of their own . . . 'The best historical novelist since Sir Walter Scott' Sunday Times

Discourses on Livy

Discourses on Livy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0226500330
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Discourses on Livy by Niccolò Machiavelli Book Resume:

Discourses on Livy is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work. Faithful to the original Italian text, properly attentive to Machiavelli's idiom and subtlety of thought, it is eminently readable. With a substantial introduction, extensive explanatory notes, a glossary of key words, and an annotated index, the Discourses reveals Machiavelli's radical vision of a new science of politics, a vision of "new modes and orders" that continue to shape the modern ethos. "[Machiavelli] found in Livy the means to inspire scholars for five centuries. Within the Discourses, often hidden and sometimes unintended by their author, lie the seeds of modern political thought. . . . [Mansfield and Tarcov's] translation is careful and idiomatic."—Peter Stothard, The Times "Translated with painstaking accuracy—but also great readability."—Weekly Standard "A model of contemporary scholarship and a brave effort at Machiavelli translation that allows the great Florentine to speak in his own voice."—Choice

The Show Girl

The Show Girl [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1250200164
Author: Nicola Harrison
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Nicola Harrison's The Show Girl gives a glimpse of the glamorous world of the Ziegfeld Follies, through the eyes of a young midwestern woman who comes to New York City to find her destiny as a Ziegfeld Follies star. "Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert's City of Girls will drink this up." --Booklist It's 1927 when Olive McCormick moves from Minneapolis to New York City determined to become a star in the Ziegfeld Follies. Extremely talented as a singer and dancer, it takes every bit of perseverance to finally make it on stage. And once she does, all the glamour and excitement is everything she imagined and more—even worth all the sacrifices she has had to make along the way. Then she meets Archie Carmichael. Handsome, wealthy—the only man she's ever met who seems to accept her modern ways—her independent nature and passion for success. But once she accepts his proposal of marriage he starts to change his tune, and Olive must decide if she is willing to reveal a devastating secret and sacrifice the life she loves for the man she loves.

To Lie with Lions

To Lie with Lions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307762424
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publisher: Vintage
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The sixth volume in the popular The House of Niccolo series, this vivid novel of the 15th century centers on Nicholas vander Poele who, in 1471, is acclaimed by all the great courts of Europe, but whose personal life is tumultuous. He and his passionate rival--his wife--embark on a deadly competition for control of their mutual destiny.

King Hereafter

King Hereafter [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1405934417
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
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'A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention'New York Times THE REAL MACBETH . . . It is the eleventh century and in the isles of Orkney a young boy is born. He is named Thorfinn, baptized as Macbeth. To the north are the warring Vikings and south lies Alba - the Scottish mainland. Orkney is the prize in between, and an unlikely place from which a young man might launch a bid as ruler of a united Scotland. Yet Thorfinn is unlike other men. He has a warrior's courage and the wiliness of the underdog. By his side stands his wife Groa, as shrewd and valiant as her husband. Together they will navigate the treacherous waters of the new millennium, uniting a divided nation and birthing a legend that will survive a thousand years. Thorfinn Macbeth will be King Hereafter . . . 'Stunning' Washington Post

Hild

Hild [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0374711011
Author: Nicola Griffith
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A brilliant, lush, sweeping historical novel about the rise of the most powerful woman of the Middle Ages: Hild In seventh-century Britain, small kingdoms are merging, frequently and violently. A new religion is coming ashore; the old gods are struggling, their priests worrying. Hild is the king's youngest niece, and she has a glimmering mind and a natural, noble authority. She will become a fascinating woman and one of the pivotal figures of the Middle Ages: Saint Hilda of Whitby. But now she has only the powerful curiosity of a bright child, a will of adamant, and a way of seeing the world—of studying nature, of matching cause with effect, of observing her surroundings closely and predicting what will happen next—that can seem uncanny, even supernatural, to those around her. Her uncle, Edwin of Northumbria, plots to become overking of the Angles, ruthlessly using every tool at his disposal: blood, bribery, belief. Hild establishes a place for herself at his side as the king's seer. And she is indispensable—unless she should ever lead the king astray. The stakes are life and death: for Hild, for her family, for her loved ones, and for the increasing numbers who seek the protection of the strange girl who can read the world and see the future. Hild is a young woman at the heart of the violence, subtlety, and mysticism of the early Middle Ages—all of it brilliantly and accurately evoked by Nicola Griffith's luminous prose. Working from what little historical record is extant, Griffith has brought a beautiful, brutal world to vivid, absorbing life.

The Unicorn Hunt

The Unicorn Hunt [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307762432
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publisher: Vintage
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The Unicorn Hunt by Dorothy Dunnett Book Resume:

With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolo series. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire. Scotland, 1468: a nation at the edge of Europe, a civilization on the threshold of the Modern Age. Merchants, musicians, politicians, and pageantry fill the court of King James III. In its midst, Nicholas seeks to avenge his bride's claim that she carries the bastard of his archenemy, Simon St. Pol. When she flees before Nicholas can determine whether or not the rumored child is his own—or exists at all—Nicholas gives chase. So begins the deadly game of cat and mouse that will lead him from the infested cisterns of Cairo to the misted canals of Venice at carnival. Breathlessly paced, sparkling with wit. The Unicorn Hunt confirms Dorothy Dunnett as the genre's finest practitioner.

In the Matter of Nikola Tesla

In the Matter of Nikola Tesla [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1938120914
Author: Anthony Flacco
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In the Matter of Nikola Tesla by Anthony Flacco Book Resume:

A fictionalized story of a true-life genius that “reads . . . like one of John le Carr[é]’s espionage novels” (New York Journal of Books). This account of the inner life of Nikola Tesla—arguably the most influential inventor in history—is a work of speculative fiction that reveals a genius whose greatest desire was to share his inventions with the world. It offers a compelling portrait of his passionate side, especially his secret love for his muse Karina, a woman no one else can see who brings him life-altering inspirations. Tesla’s love and obsession with Karina are the forces driving his work and motivating him in the face of a doubting world. Tesla maintains a loner’s life while working alongside some of the greatest financial and scientific powerhouses of the age, and faces constant temptation to stray from Karina and his life’s work. This portrait of a larger-than-life genius brings to light his very human side. “Flacco does an admirable job of showing us a man who was sometimes the brilliant, prescient Master—the man with an eidetic memory—and sometimes the helpless dupe of lesser, venial men. . . . A beautifully crafted handling of a difficult—and not always sympathetic—subject.” —Historical Novel Society

The Prince

The Prince [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1681959038
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: Xist Publishing
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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince Machiavelli's The Prince was a battle for obtaining and maintaining power in 14th century Italy but it is surprisingly relevant to the understanding of business, politics and the nature of society.

Gemini

Gemini [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141946318
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
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The exquisitely-researched standalone prequel series to Dorothy Dunnett's revered Lymond Chronicles, following the ancestors of Francis Crawford of Lymond in Continental Europe. Gemini is Book Eight in The House of Niccolo series. ----------------------------- 'Landing in Berwick that wild, February day, Nicholas de Fleury had known that he was mad to come back to Scotland, but that it had to be done.' The winter of 1477 is coming to a close as Nicholas, his fortunes restored, returns to the country he nearly ruined to make amends and to settle old scores - and is immediately set upon by assassins. Yet it is not long before he is established at the court of King James III, using his wits and wiles to help steer the kingdom through the storms of trade and war ravaging the continent. With his wife Gelis once more by his side, Nicholas knows a reckoning must be made with his estranged family as the final loose strands of his story entwine together in the concluding volume of the House of Niccolo. 'An extraordinary achievement' Daily Telegraph

Medieval Flanders

Medieval Flanders [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131790155X
Author: David M Nicholas
Publisher: Routledge
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Medieval Flanders by David M Nicholas Book Resume:

Cradle of northern Europe's later urban and industrial pre-eminence, medieval Flanders was a region of immense political and economic importance -- and already, as so often later, the battleground of foreign powers. Yet this book is, remarkably, the first comprehensive modern history of the region. Within the framework of a clear political narrative, it presents a vivid portrait of medieval Flemish life that will be essential reading for the medievalist -- and a boon for the many visitors to Bruges and Ghent eager for a better understanding of what they see.

Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science, Society, and Solutions [3 volumes]

Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science, Society, and Solutions [3 volumes] [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440840865
Author: Bruce E. Johansen
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Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science, Society, and Solutions [3 volumes] by Bruce E. Johansen Book Resume:

This three-volume set presents entries and primary sources that will impress on readers that what we do—or don't do—today regarding climate change will dramatically influence what life on this planet will be like for untold numbers of generations. • Provides readers with a clearly written description of global-warming science and its role in shaping a body of knowledge regarding a worldwide issue that affects everyone • Suggests remedies for this serious problem, most notably a rapid rise in the implementation of wind power generation and a coming revolution in solar energy • Impresses on readers that what Americans and the citizens and governments of other nations around the globe do over the next decades will determine the future of this planet for many tens of thousands of years to come • Includes primary documents sourced from major scientific journals and from the many reports on recent climate change from governmental organizations, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), both part of the United Nations; and the U.S. government's National Climate Assessment

The Grown-Ups

The Grown-Ups [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408147572
Author: Nicholas Kelly
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The Grown-Ups by Nicholas Kelly Book Resume:

Exciting new work dissecting the thirty-something preoccupation with status Very much a play of our times, The Grown-Ups is a gripping examination of the way we live now and the thirty-something preoccupation with status, materialism and what it really means to be a 'grown-up' in contemporary Ireland. 'You've no money, no career, no substance. You're renting these days, people think there's something wrong with you.' Alan and Nicola are a couple desperate to keep pace with the boom time. However, when Alan's sister Amy is involved in a scandal, Alan finds himself questioning his values and wondering if success can truly be measured by money, ambition and material gain. The Grown-Ups is a modern-day thriller that has at its heart the malaise of a society 'seduced by extravagance'. The play received its world premiere at the Abbey Theatre's Peacock Theatre, Dublin, on 10 February 2006.

Queens' Play

Queens' Play [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141956720
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
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Queens' Play by Dorothy Dunnett Book Resume:

Before George R. R. Martin there was Dorothy Dunnett . . . PERFECT for fans of A Game of Thrones. 'She is a brilliant story teller, The Lymond Chronicles will keep you reading late into the night, desperate to know the fate of the characters you have come to care deeply about.' The Times Literary Supplement Queen's Play is the second book in the series ----------------------------- 'The crossroads may not be of your own seeking, but at least the road you choose will be your own' 1548 and seven-year-old Mary Queen of Scots, betrothed to her cousin the Dauphin, heir to the French throne, has been dispatched to France. But far from home and vulnerable, surrounded by the double-dealing and debauchery of a dangerous and unpredictable court, she suffers a series of 'accidents'. Her mother, Scotland's Queen Dowager, orders Francis Crawford of Lymond to protect Mary, believing that at the very heart of Henri II's glittering, decadent court is an assassin hired to kill the infant monarch. Lymond must secretly hunt down this individual before he himself is exposed . . . 'Vivid, engaging, densely plotted -- are almost certainly destined to be counted among the classics of popular fiction' New York Times 'Melodrama of the most magnificent kind' The Guardian

China and Global Nuclear Order

China and Global Nuclear Order [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191016306
Author: Nicola Horsburgh
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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China and Global Nuclear Order by Nicola Horsburgh Book Resume:

This book offers an empirically rich study of Chinese nuclear weapons behaviour and the impact of this behaviour on global nuclear politics since 1949. China's behaviour as a nuclear weapons state is a major determinant of global and regional security. For the United States, there is no other nuclear actor — with the exception of Russia— that matters more to its long-term national security. However, China's behaviour and impact on global nuclear politics is a surprisingly under-researched topic. Existing literature tends to focus on narrow policy issues, such as misdemeanours in China's non-proliferation record, the uncertain direction of its military spending, and nuclear force modernization, or enduring opaqueness in its nuclear policy. This book proposes an alternative context to understand both China's past and present nuclear behaviour: its engagement with the process of creating and maintaining global nuclear order. The concept of global nuclear order is an innovative lens through which to consider China as a nuclear weapons state because it draws attention to the inner workings —institutional and normative— that underpin nuclear politics. It is also a timely subject because global nuclear order is considered by many actors to be under serious strain and in need of reform. Indeed, today the challenges to nuclear order are numerous, from Iranian and North Korean nuclear ambitions to the growing threat of nuclear terrorism. This book considers these challenges from a Chinese perspective, exploring how far Beijing has gone to the aid of nuclear order in addressing these issues.

Women Writers and the Hero of Romance

Women Writers and the Hero of Romance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137426985
Author: J. Wilt
Publisher: Springer
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Women Writers and the Hero of Romance by J. Wilt Book Resume:

Women Writers and the Hero of Romance studies the nature of the hero and his meaning for the female seeker, or quester, in romance fiction from Wuthering Heights to Fifty Shades of Grey. The book includes chapters on Wuthering Heights, Middlemarch, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Sheik, and the novels of Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett.

Alan Ayckbourn Plays 3

Alan Ayckbourn Plays 3 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0571318746
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
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Alan Ayckbourn Plays 3 by Alan Ayckbourn Book Resume:

This third volume of Alan Ayckbourn plays includes Haunting Julia, Sugar Daddies, Drowning on Dry Land and Private Fears in Public Places, with an introduction by the author. Haunting Julia 'A play for today. It touches on the failures of education and parenting, on media pressure and overdoses. Kurt Cobain comes to mind. More universally, Haunting Julia mourns how in adolescence and adulthood, we do our loves wrong.' Financial Times Sugar Daddies 'A timely warning about the dangers of role-playing and pretence . . . But the real fascination lies in watching Ayckbourn's own transformation from social observer to impassioned moralist.' Guardian Drowning on Dry Land 'Ayckbourn at the top of his game.' Guardian 'A coruscatingly acid and funny play.' The Times Private Fears in Public Places 'Ayckbourn's construction has a masterly clarity; his writing combines ruthless observation with mature tolerance. Nobody else writing today can create a sense of a complicated little world in 90 minutes, or make banal lives seem so unforgivably interesting. Listen: it's a master's voice.' Sunday Times

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0838997198
Author: Joyce G. Saricks
Publisher: American Library Association
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This revised edition provides a way of understanding the vast universe of genre fiction in an easy-to-use format. Expert readers' advisor Joyce Saricks offers groundbreaking reconsideration of the connections among genres.

A Dangerous Business

A Dangerous Business [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440157391
Author: McNary Lynch
Publisher: iUniverse
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Worth and Niccola Caivano are more than husband and wife. Long-married businessand sparringpartners, the Caivanos are always looking for the next exciting business venture. When they are invited to Cancun to meet up with Parker, a Golden Boy full of promises, they are exposed to more than just a sweet business deal. While Worth, a financial and management expert, tends to approach each new venture with enthusiasm, his attorney wife relies on her intuition and skepticism to lead her decisions. After Parker tells the couple about the huge potential in strife-torn areas of West Africa, Niccola has some misgivings but is eventually lured into an innovative but complicated housing and diamond deal along with her husband. Things turn sour when one of the major investors is found beaten to death with strategically placed blows in an airport lounge and Worth, an Aikido novice, becomes a suspect. From Houston to Tel Aviv, Africa, and Antwerp, the intrepid couple must clear Worth's name and determine the actual killerthat is, until they witness a second murder and discover that they have been placed in serious danger.

The Disorderly Knights

The Disorderly Knights [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141949260
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Disorderly Knights by Dorothy Dunnett Book Resume:

Before George R. R. Martin there was Dorothy Dunnett . . . PERFECT for fans of A Game of Thrones. 'She is a brilliant story teller, The Lymond Chronicles will keep you reading late into the night, desperate to know the fate of the characters you have come to care deeply about.' The Times Literary Supplement The Disorderly Knights is the third book in the series ----------------------------- 'The trouble about Mr Crawford is that he puts up with his enemies and plays merry hell with his friends' Summer, 1551, and Francis Crawford of Lymond is in Malta to assist the Knights of St John defend the island from an invading Turkish fleet. But under a weak leader there is dissension in the ranks of the Knights - and the chances of repelling invasion look slim. Here Lymond meets Knight Grand Cross Graham Reid Malett - known as Gabriel - a fellow Scot famed for his virtues. It is soon clear that Gabriel's wiles in war and intrigue rival Lymond's own as he attempts to bring his new comrade in arms into the bosom of his scheming. And if Gabriel should fail then his sister, Joleta, whose seductive charms no man can resist is waiting to prevail. Caught between warring factions and nations, between the wiles of Gabriel and the lascivious charms of Joleta, will Lymond prove strong enough to remain his own man? 'Romance in the grand manner. I recommend it for your delight' Sunday Times 'Melodrama of the most magnificent kind' The Guardian

Arms and The Man by George Bernard Shaw

Arms and The Man by George Bernard Shaw [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9390597781
Author: GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Publisher: Sahitya Sarowar
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Arms and The Man by George Bernard Shaw by GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Book Resume:

C O N T E N T S - 1. About Arms and the Man, 2. ACT-I 9, 3. ACT-II 31, 4. ACT-III 59 Arms and the Man is one of George Bernard Shaw's most glittering comedies that takes place during the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War. It tells the story of a young Bulgarian woman, Raina, who encounters Bluntschli, a mercenary Swiss soldier for the Serbian army, when he bursts into her bedroom and begs her to hide him. Arms and the Man , a mixture of wit and humour, presents a satire on the conventional values about war, love, social class, and morality.For More Info., Contact sahitya sarowar on this no. 9456483713

The Mainstream Companion to Scottish Literature

The Mainstream Companion to Scottish Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1780574193
Author: Trevor Royle
Publisher: Random House
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The Mainstream Companion to Scottish Literature by Trevor Royle Book Resume:

The Mainstream Companion to Scottish Literature is the most comprehensive reference guide to Scotland's literature, covering a period from the earliest times to the early 1990s. It includes over 600 essays on the lives and works of the principal poets, novelists, dramatists critics and men and women of letters who have written in English, Scots or Gaelic. Thus, as well as such major writers as Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, Gavin Douglas, Allan Ramsay, Robert Fergusson, Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Hugh MacDiarmid, the Companion also lists many minor writers whose work might otherwise have been overlooked in any survey of Scottish literature. Also included here are entries on the lives of other more peripheral writers such as historians, philosophers, diarists and divines whose work has made a contribution to Scottish letters. Other essays range over such general subjects as the principal work of major writers, literary movements, historical events, the world of printing and publishing, folklore, journalism, drama and Gaelic. A feature of the book is the inclusion of the bibliography of each writer and reference to the major critical works. This comprehensive guide is an essential tool for the serious student of Scottish literature as well as being an ideal guide and companion for the general reader.

To Lie with Lions

To Lie with Lions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307762424
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publisher: Vintage
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The sixth volume in the popular The House of Niccolo series, this vivid novel of the 15th century centers on Nicholas vander Poele who, in 1471, is acclaimed by all the great courts of Europe, but whose personal life is tumultuous. He and his passionate rival--his wife--embark on a deadly competition for control of their mutual destiny.

Cecilia

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Author: F. Marion Crawford
Publisher: Good Press
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Cecilia by F. Marion Crawford Book Resume:

"Cecilia" by F. Marion Crawford. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

100 Must-read Historical Novels

100 Must-read Historical Novels [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408136066
Author: Nick Rennison
Publisher: A&C Black
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100 Must-read Historical Novels by Nick Rennison Book Resume:

Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

Woven Together

Woven Together [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532661673
Author: James S. Mastaler
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Woven Together by James S. Mastaler Book Resume:

Now more than ever, it’s critical that religious stories encompass a call to moral responsibility for the earth and to the global poor. But, the divorce between religious faith and science has left many people feeling unmoored and adrift at a time when we ought to be drawing closer to nature and each other. It is a theological activity to see the world as it really is—to look its suffering squarely in the face and tend to a wounded world. The global poor, especially women among them, are some of the world’s most disenfranchised people. Their realities must inform the conversations about God and the world that people of faith are having in the church. There is no salvation from the world, only salvation with the world. This means learning to live as a member of a community of mutual responsibility—to look inward and ask ourselves how we might turn outward and live differently. Concern for nature and social justice must become a central part of Christian moral life.

Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists

Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134709919
Author: Tim Woods
Publisher: Routledge
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Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists by Tim Woods Book Resume:

Taking in novelists from all over the globe, from the beginning of the century to the present day, this is the most comprehensive survey of the leading lights of twentieth century fiction. Superb breadth of coverage and over 800 entries by an international team of contributors ensures that this fascinating and wide-ranging work of reference will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in modern fiction. Authors included range from Joseph Conrad to Albert Camus and Franz Kafka to Chinua Achebe. Who's Who of Twentieth Century Novelists gives a superb insight into the richness and diversity of the twentieth century novel.

More Book Lust

More Book Lust [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1570616558
Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
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More Book Lust by Nancy Pearl Book Resume:

The response to Nancy Pearl’s surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl’s encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO.

Send Me No Flowers

Send Me No Flowers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409061000
Author: Jenny Tomlin
Publisher: Random House
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Send Me No Flowers by Jenny Tomlin Book Resume:

Send Me No Flowers is the story of a young woman's fight for survival. Donna Stewart's family is poor but respectable and hard working. Donna is beautiful and clever - about to go up to university. Celebrating her exam results with her friends at a club, she meets Danny Lester, ten years older, much richer, a businessman - he sweeps her off her feet. Despite warnings from friends and family, Donna enjoys Danny's wild streak. She believes this is the man she will marry and live with happy ever after. But it gradually emerges that 'Danny the knife' is a dangerous criminal - and a sadist. She is introduced to a world of drugs and prostitutes, where Danny gets his kicks by terrifying her. The longer she leaves it, the harder it will be to escape. But eventually, helped by a loyal circle of female friends, she works out a plan.

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191516473
Author: Jenny Stringer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English by Jenny Stringer Book Resume:

This is a unique new reference book to English-language writers and writing throughout the present century, in all major genres and from all around the world - from Joseph Conrad to Will Self, Virginia Woolf to David Mamet, Ezra Pound to Peter Carey, James Joyce to Amy Tan. The survivors of the Victorian age who feature in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English - writers such as Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, Rabindranath Tagore, Henry James - could hardly have imagined how richly diverse `Literature in English' would become by the end of the century. Fiction, plays, poetry, and a whole range of non-fictional writing are celebrated in this informative, readable, and catholic reference book, which includes entries on literary movements, periodicals, and over 400 individual works, as well as articles on some 2,400 authors. All the great literary figures are included, whether American or Australian, British, Irish, or Indian, African or Canadian or Caribbean - among them Samuel Beckett, Edith Wharton, Patrick White, T. S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, D. H. Lawrence, Tennessee Williams, Vladimir Nabokov, Wole Soyinka, Sylvia Plath - as well as a wealth of less obviously canonical writers, from Anaïs Nin to L. M. Montgomery, Bob Dylan to Terry Pratchett. The book comes right up to date with contemporary figures such as Toni Morrison, Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Carol Shields, Tim Winton, Nadine Gordimer, Vikram Seth, Don Delillo, and many others. Title entries range from Aaron's Rod to The Zoo Story; topics from Angry Young Men, Bestsellers, and Concrete Poetry to Soap Opera, Vietnam Writing, and Westerns. A lively introduction by John Sutherland highlights the various and sometimes contradictory canons that have emerged over the century, and the increasingly international sources of writing in English which the Companion records. Catering for all literary tastes, this is the most comprehensive single-volume guide to modern (and postmodern) literature.

The Complete Horror Books of F. Marion Crawford

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Author: Francis Marion Crawford
Publisher: e-artnow
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The Complete Horror Books of F. Marion Crawford by Francis Marion Crawford Book Resume:

e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited and formatted F.M. Crawford collection. Content: Mr Isaacs With the Immortals Khaled: A Tale of Arabia The Witch of Prague The Upper Berth By the Waters of Paradise The Dead Smile Cecilia Man Overboard! For the Blood Is the Life The King's Messenger The Screaming Skull The Doll's Ghost

For the Blood Is the Life

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Author: Francis Marion Crawford
Publisher: e-artnow
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For the Blood Is the Life by Francis Marion Crawford Book Resume:

Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Francis Marion Crawford collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Mr Isaacs With the Immortals Khaled: A Tale of Arabia The Witch of Prague The Upper Berth By the Waters of Paradise The Dead Smile Cecilia Man Overboard! For the Blood Is the Life The King's Messenger The Screaming Skull The Doll's Ghost

Resistance

Resistance [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1982104171
Author: Tori Amos
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Resistance by Tori Amos Book Resume:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A timely and passionate call to action for engaging with our current political moment, from the Grammy-nominated and multiplatinum singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Tori Amos. Since the release of her first, career-defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music industry’s most enduring and ingenious artists. From her unnerving depiction of sexual assault in “Me and a Gun” to her post-9/11 album, Scarlet’s Walk, to 2017’s Native Invader, her work has never shied away from intermingling the personal with the political. From her time as a teenager playing hotel bars in Washington, DC, for the politically powerful to the subsequent three decades of her formidable music career, Amos explains how she managed to create meaningful, politically resonant work against patriarchal power structures—and how her proud declarations of feminism and her fight for the marginalized always proved to be her guiding light. She teaches us to engage with intention in this tumultuous global climate and speaks directly to supporters of #MeToo and Time’s Up, as well as young people fighting for their rights and visibility in the world. Filled with compassionate guidance and actionable advice—and using some of the most powerful, political songs in Amos’s canon—Resistance is for anyone determined to steer the world back in the right direction.

When Christ and His Saints Slept

When Christ and His Saints Slept [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1429939524
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
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When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Kay Penman Book Resume:

In When Christ and His Saints Slept, the newest addition to her highly acclaimed novels of the middle ages, and the first of a trilogy that will tell the story of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, master storyteller and historian Sharon Kay Penman illuminates one of the less-known but fascinating periods of English history. It begins with the death of King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror and father of Maude, his only living legitimate offspring.

Emma: V&A Collector's Edition

Emma: V&A Collector's Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0241578167
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Emma: V&A Collector's Edition by Jane Austen Book Resume:

With a stunning cover design inspired by the iconic fashion featured in the book, this beautiful hardback edition is a special Puffin Classic created in partnership with the world-famous V & A Museum. Featuring an exclusive foreword by Connie Karol Burks, an Assistant Curator in the Fashion, Textiles and Furniture Department at the V&A. Emma is clever, rich, beautiful and sees no need for marriage. An irrepressible matchmaker, she loves interfering in the romantic lives of others, until her matchmaking plans unravel, with consequences that she never expected. Jane Austen's novel of youthful exuberance, with its imperfect but charming heroine, is often seen as her most flawless work.

Mussolini's Island

Mussolini's Island [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472238184
Author: Sarah Day
Publisher: Tinder Press
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Mussolini's Island by Sarah Day Book Resume:

Sarah Day's MUSSOLINI'S ISLAND is a novel of sexuality and desire, of hidden passions and the secrets we keep locked within us. Based on the true story of the rounding up of a group of Sicilian gay men in 1939, this book is sure to appeal to readers of the Elena Ferrante novels, Anthony Doerr's ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE or Virginia Baily's EARLY ONE MORNING. 'A fascinating debut...the setting and characters are strong and the story is written with verve. Day is a talent to watch' - The Times Francesco has a memory of his father from early childhood, a night when life for his family changed. From that night, he has vowed to protect his mother and to follow the words of his father: Non mollare. Never give up. As Francesco is herded into a camp on the island of San Domino, he realises that someone must have handed a list of names to the fascist police. Locked in spartan dormitories, resentment and bitterness between the men grows each day. Elena, an illiterate island girl, is drawn to the handsome Francesco. Sometimes, she is given a message to pass on. She's not sure who they are from; she knows simply that Francesco is hiding something. When Elena discovers the truth about the group of prisoners, the fine line between love and hate pulls her towards an act that can only have terrible consequences for all.