The Apostate's Tale (A Dame Frevisse Mystery) by Margaret Frazer

By Margaret Frazer

AN APOSTATE'S SINS...

because the nuns of St. Frideswide's priory arrange for the welcome finish of Lent, their peaceable expectancies are overset by means of the unexpected go back of long-vanished Sister Cecely. 9 years in the past she fled from the nunnery with a guy. Now her lover is lifeless and he or she has come again, bringing her illegitimate son with her.

She claims she is penitent, that she wishes basically to redeem her sin and discover a shelter for her baby. by means of the legislation of the Church, neither she nor the kid might be became away, yet their presence starts to stir doubts and questions within the hearts of a few of the nuns approximately their very own faithfulness to the enclosed existence they stay. notwithstanding, those doubts develop into the hire of the issues Dame Frevisse needs to confront while her worldly problems keep on with Sister Cecely and her son into the nunnery, pursuing her out of the existence she claims to have left behind.

Contrite Sister Cecely can be -- even though a lot Frevisse could doubt it -- yet fair she isn't really, and because the apostate nun's lies start to overtake her, risks of multiple style turn into an undesirable a part of lifestyles within the priory.

"Overflowing with atmospheric information that make the advanced ancient environment come alive for contemporary readers..." - BookLoons

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By Margaret Frazer

AN APOSTATE'S SINS...

because the nuns of St. Frideswide's priory arrange for the welcome finish of Lent, their peaceable expectancies are overset by means of the unexpected go back of long-vanished Sister Cecely. 9 years in the past she fled from the nunnery with a guy. Now her lover is lifeless and he or she has come again, bringing her illegitimate son with her.

She claims she is penitent, that she wishes basically to redeem her sin and discover a shelter for her baby. by means of the legislation of the Church, neither she nor the kid might be became away, yet their presence starts to stir doubts and questions within the hearts of a few of the nuns approximately their very own faithfulness to the enclosed existence they stay. notwithstanding, those doubts develop into the hire of the issues Dame Frevisse needs to confront while her worldly problems keep on with Sister Cecely and her son into the nunnery, pursuing her out of the existence she claims to have left behind.

Contrite Sister Cecely can be -- even though a lot Frevisse could doubt it -- yet fair she isn't really, and because the apostate nun's lies start to overtake her, risks of multiple style turn into an undesirable a part of lifestyles within the priory.

"Overflowing with atmospheric information that make the advanced ancient environment come alive for contemporary readers..." - BookLoons

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Spies by Michael Frayn

By Michael Frayn

Within the quiet cul-de-sac the place Keith and Stephen reside the one quick indicators of the second one international warfare are the blackout at evening and a unmarried random bombsite. however the boys begin to suspect that every one isn't really what it kind of feels whilst at some point Keith publicizes a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his circle of relatives. And while the key underground global they've got dreamed up emerges from the shadows they locate themselves engulfed in mysteries a long way deeper and extra painful than that they had bargained for.

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By Michael Frayn

Within the quiet cul-de-sac the place Keith and Stephen reside the one quick indicators of the second one international warfare are the blackout at evening and a unmarried random bombsite. however the boys begin to suspect that every one isn't really what it kind of feels whilst at some point Keith publicizes a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his circle of relatives. And while the key underground global they've got dreamed up emerges from the shadows they locate themselves engulfed in mysteries a long way deeper and extra painful than that they had bargained for.

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The Mongol Empire: Genghis Khan, his heirs and the founding by John Man

By John Man

Genghis Khan is certainly one of history's immortals: a pace-setter of genius, pushed by way of an inspiring imaginative and prescient for peaceable global rule. Believing he was once divinely safe, Genghis united warring clans to create a state after which an empire that ran throughout a lot of Asia.

Under his grandson, Kublai Khan, the imaginative and prescient developed right into a extra complicated non secular ideology, justifying extra growth. Kublai doubled the empire's measurement until eventually, within the past due thirteenth century, he and the remainder of Genghis’s ‘Golden Family’ managed one 5th of the inhabited global. alongside the way in which, he conquered all China, gave the state the borders it has this day, after which, eventually, came across the boundaries to growth.

Genghis's dream of worldwide rule grew to become out to be a delusion. And but, by way of the sheer scale of the conquests, by no means has a imaginative and prescient and the nature of 1 guy had such an impression at the world.

Charting the evolution of this imaginative and prescient, John guy presents a different account of the Mongol Empire, from younger Genghis to outdated Kublai, from a rejected youngster to the world’s strongest emperor.

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By John Man

Genghis Khan is certainly one of history's immortals: a pace-setter of genius, pushed by way of an inspiring imaginative and prescient for peaceable global rule. Believing he was once divinely safe, Genghis united warring clans to create a state after which an empire that ran throughout a lot of Asia.

Under his grandson, Kublai Khan, the imaginative and prescient developed right into a extra complicated non secular ideology, justifying extra growth. Kublai doubled the empire's measurement until eventually, within the past due thirteenth century, he and the remainder of Genghis’s ‘Golden Family’ managed one 5th of the inhabited global. alongside the way in which, he conquered all China, gave the state the borders it has this day, after which, eventually, came across the boundaries to growth.

Genghis's dream of worldwide rule grew to become out to be a delusion. And but, by way of the sheer scale of the conquests, by no means has a imaginative and prescient and the nature of 1 guy had such an impression at the world.

Charting the evolution of this imaginative and prescient, John guy presents a different account of the Mongol Empire, from younger Genghis to outdated Kublai, from a rejected youngster to the world’s strongest emperor.

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Double Talk by Patrick Warner

By Patrick Warner

A love tale in reverse.

Double Talk tells the tale of Violet Budd and Brian (Baby) energy, characters fleeing from their prior. Brian is ambling after an immigrant's dream, and Violet is desirous to ditch her middle-class origins for anything extra earthy and bohemian. Their opposite social and geographical flight paths intersect in St. John's, Newfoundland, within the early Eighties, the place, for a time, they locate love, intercourse and a secure haven in every one other.

No happy-ever-after tale, double speak follows Violet and Brian over a fourteen-year interval, because the usual pressures of existence deliver to the outside the numerous variations that exist among them. double speak is a coming-of-age novel, a love tale and an exam of social classification and its mysterious codes.

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By Patrick Warner

A love tale in reverse.

Double Talk tells the tale of Violet Budd and Brian (Baby) energy, characters fleeing from their prior. Brian is ambling after an immigrant's dream, and Violet is desirous to ditch her middle-class origins for anything extra earthy and bohemian. Their opposite social and geographical flight paths intersect in St. John's, Newfoundland, within the early Eighties, the place, for a time, they locate love, intercourse and a secure haven in every one other.

No happy-ever-after tale, double speak follows Violet and Brian over a fourteen-year interval, because the usual pressures of existence deliver to the outside the numerous variations that exist among them. double speak is a coming-of-age novel, a love tale and an exam of social classification and its mysterious codes.

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The Hermit of Eyton Forest (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, by Ellis Peters

By Ellis Peters

Within the Autumn of 1142, a holy guy dwelling as a hermit is located useless. His homicide coincides with the coming on the Abbey of Shrewsbury of the recent Lord of Eaton. Brother Cadfael suspects a connection, however the new lord is simply ten years outdated - who may have been appearing in his pursuits?

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By Ellis Peters

Within the Autumn of 1142, a holy guy dwelling as a hermit is located useless. His homicide coincides with the coming on the Abbey of Shrewsbury of the recent Lord of Eaton. Brother Cadfael suspects a connection, however the new lord is simply ten years outdated - who may have been appearing in his pursuits?

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A Play of Lords (Joliffe the Player, Book 4) by Margaret Frazer

By Margaret Frazer

Joliffe and corporate play spies among the British aristocracy as lords and priests vie for the coveted place of regent to the younger King Henry VI. but if males who be aware of an excessive amount of start to die in violent methods, the gamers begin to worry for his or her personal lives.

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By Margaret Frazer

Joliffe and corporate play spies among the British aristocracy as lords and priests vie for the coveted place of regent to the younger King Henry VI. but if males who be aware of an excessive amount of start to die in violent methods, the gamers begin to worry for his or her personal lives.

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Au bout de l'exil, Tome 1: La grande illusion by Micheline Duff

By Micheline Duff

Les secrets and techniques de famille d’une amie et de captivantes recherches ont amené Micheline Duff à écrire cette poignante saga. pursuits démesurées, conflits entre les communautés, exploitation des travailleurs, rêves et illusions, haine et amour : tout y est pour que le lecteur tourne avidement chaque web page, jusqu’à los angeles dernière, l. a. curiosité piquée à vif et le coeur shiny d’émotion.

2 septembre 1880. Joseph Laurin se recueille une dernière fois devant l. a. dépouille de sa femme exposée dans le salon de leur maison. Quelques heures plus tard, après avoir mis le feu à l. a. demeure, il disparaît dans los angeles nuit, avec ses trois fillettes endormies dans l. a. charrette, pour ne plus jamais revenir au Saguenay.

C’est par ce fait réel que s’amorce le leading tome de los angeles saga historique Au bout de l’exil, où los angeles vérité et l. a. fiction s’entremêlent habilement pour raconter l’exode d’une famille vers los angeles Nouvelle-Angleterre. À los angeles recherche d’une vie meilleure, comme tant d’autres Canadiens français, Marguerite, Anne, Camille et leur étrange père vivront aux États-Unis des aventures palpitantes. Mais trouveront-ils le bonheur dans ce monde aussi fascinant que merciless, caractérisé par l. a. montée de l’industrialisation et du capitalisme ? Et le destin leur permettra-t-il de réaliser leur grand désir de survie et d’affranchissement ?

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By Micheline Duff

Les secrets and techniques de famille d’une amie et de captivantes recherches ont amené Micheline Duff à écrire cette poignante saga. pursuits démesurées, conflits entre les communautés, exploitation des travailleurs, rêves et illusions, haine et amour : tout y est pour que le lecteur tourne avidement chaque web page, jusqu’à los angeles dernière, l. a. curiosité piquée à vif et le coeur shiny d’émotion.

2 septembre 1880. Joseph Laurin se recueille une dernière fois devant l. a. dépouille de sa femme exposée dans le salon de leur maison. Quelques heures plus tard, après avoir mis le feu à l. a. demeure, il disparaît dans los angeles nuit, avec ses trois fillettes endormies dans l. a. charrette, pour ne plus jamais revenir au Saguenay.

C’est par ce fait réel que s’amorce le leading tome de los angeles saga historique Au bout de l’exil, où los angeles vérité et l. a. fiction s’entremêlent habilement pour raconter l’exode d’une famille vers los angeles Nouvelle-Angleterre. À los angeles recherche d’une vie meilleure, comme tant d’autres Canadiens français, Marguerite, Anne, Camille et leur étrange père vivront aux États-Unis des aventures palpitantes. Mais trouveront-ils le bonheur dans ce monde aussi fascinant que merciless, caractérisé par l. a. montée de l’industrialisation et du capitalisme ? Et le destin leur permettra-t-il de réaliser leur grand désir de survie et d’affranchissement ?

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Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great, Book 1) by Mary Renault

By Mary Renault

Alexander the good stands on my own as a pacesetter and strategist, and hearth from Heaven is Mary Renault's unsurpassed dramatization of the adolescence of his lifestyles. His mom and dad struggle for his or her precocious son's love: On one part, his unstable father, Philip, and at the different, his overbearing mom, Olympias. the tale tells of the conqueror's nice bonds—to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest buddy and eventual lover, Hephaistion—and of the military he instructions whilst he's slightly an adult.

Coming of age throughout the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the nice looks in all of his colors—as the fellow who first takes someone's existence at age twelve and who speedily removes his opponents once he involves power—and emerges as an enthralling, advanced, larger-than-life figure.

Fire from Heaven is the 1st quantity of the Novels of Alexander the nice trilogy, which maintains with The Persian Boy and Funeral Games.

This e-book good points an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent photos of the writer.

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By Mary Renault

Alexander the good stands on my own as a pacesetter and strategist, and hearth from Heaven is Mary Renault's unsurpassed dramatization of the adolescence of his lifestyles. His mom and dad struggle for his or her precocious son's love: On one part, his unstable father, Philip, and at the different, his overbearing mom, Olympias. the tale tells of the conqueror's nice bonds—to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest buddy and eventual lover, Hephaistion—and of the military he instructions whilst he's slightly an adult.

Coming of age throughout the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the nice looks in all of his colors—as the fellow who first takes someone's existence at age twelve and who speedily removes his opponents once he involves power—and emerges as an enthralling, advanced, larger-than-life figure.

Fire from Heaven is the 1st quantity of the Novels of Alexander the nice trilogy, which maintains with The Persian Boy and Funeral Games.

This e-book good points an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent photos of the writer.

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Fallout by Todd Strasser

By Todd Strasser

What if the bomb had really been dropped? What in case your kin was once the single one with a shelter?

In the summer season of 1962, the potential of nuclear struggle is all a person talks approximately. yet Scott’s dad is the single one in the community who truly prepares for the worst. because the associates scoff, he builds a bomb look after to carry his relatives and shares it with barely enough offers to maintain the 4 of them alive for 2 serious weeks. in the midst of the evening in past due October, while the unthinkable occurs, those self same associates strength their manner into the guard sooner than Scott’s dad can close the door. With no longer sufficient room, no longer sufficient foodstuff, and never sufficient air, existence contained in the look after is filthy, bodily draining, and emotionally fraught. yet even worse is the query of what's going to -- and won’t -- stay whilst the door is opened back. across the world best-selling writer Todd Strasser has written his such a lot awesome and private novel to this point, ruthlessly but sensitively exploring the terrifying what-ifs of 1 of the main explosive moments in human background.

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By Todd Strasser

What if the bomb had really been dropped? What in case your kin was once the single one with a shelter?

In the summer season of 1962, the potential of nuclear struggle is all a person talks approximately. yet Scott’s dad is the single one in the community who truly prepares for the worst. because the associates scoff, he builds a bomb look after to carry his relatives and shares it with barely enough offers to maintain the 4 of them alive for 2 serious weeks. in the midst of the evening in past due October, while the unthinkable occurs, those self same associates strength their manner into the guard sooner than Scott’s dad can close the door. With no longer sufficient room, no longer sufficient foodstuff, and never sufficient air, existence contained in the look after is filthy, bodily draining, and emotionally fraught. yet even worse is the query of what's going to -- and won’t -- stay whilst the door is opened back. across the world best-selling writer Todd Strasser has written his such a lot awesome and private novel to this point, ruthlessly but sensitively exploring the terrifying what-ifs of 1 of the main explosive moments in human background.

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The Flaming Corsage by William Kennedy

By William Kennedy

In a ny resort room, the "Love Nest Killings of 1908" happen. however the secret of who killed whom, and why, doesn't get to the bottom of till we discover the lives of Katrina Taylor and Edward Daughtery.
He is a first-generation Irish American and a winning playwright. She is a high-born Protestant, a stunning seductive lady with advanced attitudes in the direction of lifestyles. Their marriage is a passionate one, yet a cataclysmic inn hearth alterations it into anything else altogether. relocating backward and forward among the Eighteen Eighties and 1912, The Flaming Corsage follows Katrina and Edward as different lives impression upon theirs-their socially hostile households; Edward's flirtatious actress paramour, Melissa Spencer; the health practitioner Giles Fitzroy, and his spouse; and Edward's pal, the cynical journalist Thomas Maginn.
The Flaming Corsage evocatively portrays throughout the lens of Albany's strong Irishtown and English-Dutch aristocracy the seething, contradictory impulses of our humanity, lusts and furies that understand no bounds of time or position.

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By William Kennedy

In a ny resort room, the "Love Nest Killings of 1908" happen. however the secret of who killed whom, and why, doesn't get to the bottom of till we discover the lives of Katrina Taylor and Edward Daughtery.
He is a first-generation Irish American and a winning playwright. She is a high-born Protestant, a stunning seductive lady with advanced attitudes in the direction of lifestyles. Their marriage is a passionate one, yet a cataclysmic inn hearth alterations it into anything else altogether. relocating backward and forward among the Eighteen Eighties and 1912, The Flaming Corsage follows Katrina and Edward as different lives impression upon theirs-their socially hostile households; Edward's flirtatious actress paramour, Melissa Spencer; the health practitioner Giles Fitzroy, and his spouse; and Edward's pal, the cynical journalist Thomas Maginn.
The Flaming Corsage evocatively portrays throughout the lens of Albany's strong Irishtown and English-Dutch aristocracy the seething, contradictory impulses of our humanity, lusts and furies that understand no bounds of time or position.

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