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 particular membership of good historic novelists.’ - Sunday Express

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

Philippa of Hainault could 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 formidable lover Lord Mortimer whereas her husband rots in reformatory, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. it is going to take a brave younger guy to emerge from the shadows and stand up in contrast ambitious pair.

Philippa won’t chill out and spot Edward puppeteered. She is set to determine justice performed. It’s her phrases whispered into the younger King Edward’s ear that might 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 beautiful brief tale yet will it usually be so?

Praise for Anne O’Brien:

‘One of the easiest 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 supply a voice to the “silent” ladies of historyYorkshire Post

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

‘An intriguing and fascinating 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 be capable of placed this e-book downCandis

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

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Download E-books Dogma: A Novel PDF

By Lars Iyer

A plague of rats, the top of philosophy, the cosmic chook, and bars that don’t serve Plymouth Gin—is this the Apocalypse or is it simply the US?
“The apocalypse is imminent,” thinks W. He has committed his existence to philosophy, yet he's approximately to be solid out from his cherished college. His pal Lars isn't any support at all—he’s too busy combating an infestation of rats in his flat. A drunken lecture travel in the course of the American South proves to be one other monstrous mistake. In desperation, the 2 British intellectuals flip to Dogma, a semi-religious code that would but provide aspiring to their lives.
half Nietzsche, half Monty Python, half Huckleberry Finn, Dogma is a singular as ridiculous and profound as faith itself. The sequel to the acclaimed novel Spurious, Dogma is the second one ebook in a single of the main unique literary trilogies considering that MolloyMalone Dies and The Unnamable.

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Download E-books The Scandalous Duchess PDF

By Anne O'Brien

1372, The Savoy. Widow girl Katherine Swynford offers herself for a task 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 through the glare of royal adoration, Katherine turns into John’s mistress. she's going to go away at the back of every thing she has stood for to play moment mess around to his younger spouse and ruthless ambition. she's going to dwell within the shadows of the main robust guy in England within the desire of a love more than propriety. yet quickly the courtroom whispers – whore, harlot, vile temptress – succeed in 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 higher responsible than shameless she-devil Katherine Swynford? Dragged from the shadows, Katherine needs to solution for her sins.

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Download E-books Jane Austen's England PDF

By Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins

A cultural picture of lifestyle on the earth of Jane Austen

Jane Austen, arguably the best novelist of the English language, wrote brilliantly in regards to the gentry and aristocracy of 2 centuries in the past in her debts of younger girls trying to find love. Jane Austen’s England explores the customs and tradition of the true England of her daily lifestyles depicted in her vintage novels in addition to these via Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Drawing upon a wealthy array of up to date assets, together with many formerly unpublished manuscripts, diaries, and private letters, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly painting the day-by-day lives of normal humans, discussing issues as diversified as beginning, marriage,  faith, sexual practices, hygiene, highwaymen, and superstitions.

From chores like fetching water to therapeutic with  medicinal leeches, from promoting better halves available on the market to purchasing smuggled gin, from the hardships confronted by way of younger girls and boys within the mines to the frequent sight of corpses swinging on gibbets, Jane Austen’s England offers an authoritative and gripping account that's occasionally funny, usually stunning, yet continuously wonderful.

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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 aura 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 historical past; he's open air of background. 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 publication within the Cornelius Quartet, A remedy 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 fashionable reader.

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Download E-books Babel Tower PDF

By A. S. Byatt

On the middle of Babel Tower are legislations situations, dual strands of the Establishment's internet, that form the tale: a painful divorce and custody go well with and the prosecution of an "obscene" publication. Frederica, the self sufficient younger heroine, is fascinated about either. She startled her highbrow circle of acquaintances through marrying a tender kingdom squire, whose violent streak has now been grew to become opposed to her. Fleeing to London with their younger son, she will get a educating task in an artwork tuition, the place she is thrown into the thick of the hot decade. Poets and painters are denying the price of the earlier, fostering desires of uprising, which concentration round a wierd, charismatic determine -- the near-naked, unkempt and stinky Jude Mason, together with his flowing grey hair, a hippie sooner than his time.

We think the transforming into unease, the undertones of intercourse and cruelty. the stress erupts over his novel Babbletower, set in a previous innovative period, the place a band of individuals retire to a fortress to discovered an awesome neighborhood. during this e-book, as within the courtrooms, as within the artwork school's haphazard periods and at the committee manage to review "the educating of language," humans functionality more and more in teams. Many are keen about maintaining the younger, however the trendy thought of youngsters as blameless and unfastened slowly involves appear 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 felony crises of Frederica replicate these of the age. this is often the last decade of the Beatles, the dying of God, the beginning of laptop 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 a super resourceful 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 history websites or just to sit back at the seashore. yet to work out the true attractiveness that those excellent counties need to supply, decide up this exact advisor to a couple of the simplest jogging in Britain.

David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking common landscapes and critical landmarks at the manner. With rugged cliffs and historic cathedral towns, old ports and beautiful natural world, there’s whatever for everybody; even if you’re a pro hiker able to tackle the complete stroll, or a summertime stroller who desires to adventure this profitable ramble in smaller doses.

With an in depth description of the full course, worthy information regarding the geography and background, and sensible recommendation relating to navigation and native facilities, this helpful guidebook is a must have for a person going jogging on England’s south coast.

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Download E-books Glover's Mistake: A Novel PDF

By Nick Laird

"Terrific. it is the form of ebook Jane Austen would've written had she been male and hipper-and had net access."
-Chicago Tribune

along with his debut novel, Utterly Monkey, Nick Laird gained acclaim on each side of the Atlantic for his deft humor and sharp-eyed powers of remark. during this new novel, disaffected thirty-something university instructor David introduces his former instructor, American artist Ruth Marks, to his pal and flatmate James Glover, unwittingly surroundings in position a love triangle loaded with stress, guilt, and heartbreak. Set within the London paintings scene awash with new funds and highbrow pretension, Nick Laird's insightful and drolly satirical novel explores the character of up to date romance between broken souls whose hearts and heads by no means particularly line up lengthy adequate for them to accomplish actual happiness.

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Download E-books Chosen for the Marriage Bed PDF

By Anne O'Brien

Elizabeth de Lacy is advised she needs to wed her family's sworn enemy! Lord Richard Malinder needs to produce an inheritor, and a union with the de Lacy kin may well turn out advantageous...Elizabeth has no longer anticipated to consider such severe allure and the warmth of anticipation rises as they make their strategy to the bridal chamber...

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