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

By Thomas B. Costain

Thomas B. Costain's four-volume historical past of the Plantagenets starts off with THE CONQUERING kinfolk and the conquest of britain via William the Conqueror in 1066, ultimate with the reign of John in 1216. The afflicted interval after the Norman Conquest, whilst the principles of presidency have been hammered out among monarch and other people, involves lifestyles via Costain's storytelling ability and historic mind's eye.

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Download E-books The Scandalous Duchess PDF

By Anne O'Brien

1372, The Savoy. Widow woman Katherine Swynford provides 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 way 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's going to stay 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 – 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 solution for her sins.

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By Georgina Harding

'If you have been a sleeper, how lengthy do you think that it can take prior to you forgot who you actually have been? in the event you have been residing 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 cognizance to the evidence of that day. The grownup international shrouds the loss in silence, tidies the difficulty of loss of life away besides the issues that her mom left at the back of. And her thoughts will flow 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 seems that usual 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, best different lives. Obsessed by means of tales of the chilly battle, and of the second one international struggle that's nonetheless a clean and painful reminiscence for the adults approximately them, Anna's brother Peter starts to build a idea that their mom, a refugee from jap Germany, was once a secret agent operating undercover and can even nonetheless be alive. As existence returns to basic, Anna struggles to variety among truth and myth. Did her mom have a mystery lifestyles? and the way are you aware who a individual used to be she is useless? The secret agent video game is a superbly wrought novel approximately loss, heritage, reminiscence and mind's eye, and how during which we form those to build our personal identities. it's a painful and smooth reminder of the significance of knowing the earlier and, in flip, the significance of letting pass.

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Download E-books Tales from the Mall PDF

By Ewan Morrison

Fashion, foodstuff courts, undies, hearth bombing, suicide, unfastened parking—welcome to the mall.  Winner of the Guardian's no longer the Booker Prize and Glenfiddich author of the Year.

Why could one lady threaten to kill one other for a couple of discounted footwear? Why are cross-dressers interested in mall motor vehicle parks? What do impulse buys need to do with rioting? How are a few department shops "vampiric" while others are "pregnant?" And why are industry examine businesses hiding the reality from us?  A mash-up of fiction, essays and precise stories, this collection tells of the upward thrust of the main iconic image of our glossy age: the shopping center. From more than 100 interviews and confessions, Ewan Morrison re-tells the true-life stories of these who paintings, store, or even locate love within their walls. With wry wit, perception, and compassion, he unearths how department stores manage our feelings, how they're a great area to satisfy a brand new lover or to kill your self, and the way they're taking up the world. As purchasing shops unfold around the globe on the extraordinary velocity of 1 new mall each seventy two hours, and everybody, in each kingdom finally ends up donning an analogous models, Tales from the Mall offers us a page-turning journey of the historical past of the mall and a imaginative and prescient of our coming destiny. Packed choked with extraordinarily tweetable proof and intestine wrenching, occasionally hilarious tales; this booklet will switch how you take into consideration your hair colour, your loyalty playing cards, the worldwide financial system, and your boyfriend or girlfriend—forever.

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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 relations may well turn out advantageous...Elizabeth has no longer anticipated to believe such severe allure and the warmth of anticipation rises as they make their strategy to the bridal chamber...

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Download E-books The Duel in Early Modern England: Civility, Politeness and Honour (Ideas in Context) PDF

By Markku Peltonen

Arguments in regards to the perform of the duel in early glossy England have been common. Markku Peltonen, the prestigious highbrow historian, examines the talk, and divulges how the ethical and ideological prestige of duelling was once thought of inside a much wider cultural context of courtesy, civility and politeness. knowing the duel consists of figuring out an important matters within the cultural and ideological heritage of Stuart England. Peltonen's wide-ranging learn engages the eye of an important viewers of historians and cultural and literary students.

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Download E-books The Princes in the Tower PDF

By Alison Weir

Despite 5 centuries of research by way of historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his more youthful brother Richard, Duke of York, stay of the main attention-grabbing homicide mysteries in English heritage. Did Richard III particularly kill “the Princes within the Tower,” as is often believed, or used to be the assassin another individual fullyyt? rigorously analyzing each shred of latest proof in addition to dozens of recent bills, Alison Weir reconstructs the full chain of occasions resulting in the double homicide. we're witnesses to the competition, ambition, intrigue, and fight for strength that culminated within the imprisonment of the princes and the hushed-up murders that secured Richard’s declare to the throne as Richard III. A masterpiece of historic study and a riveting tale of conspiracy and deception, The Princes within the Tower eventually offers an answer to this age-old puzzle.

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Download E-books The Last Witchfinder: A Novel PDF

By James Morrow

Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a dwelling in recovery England. but if she witnesses the unjust and frightening execution of her cherished aunt Isobel, the precocious baby comes to a decision to make it her life's undertaking to carry down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. Armed with little store the ability of cause, and made up our minds to determine justice be triumphant, Jennet hurls herself right into a sequence of picaresque adventures—traveling from King William's Britain to the fledgling American Colonies to an uncharted island within the Caribbean, braving West Indies pirates, Algonquin Indian captors, the machinations of the Salem Witch court docket, and the sensuous love of a tender Ben Franklin. For Jennet can't and mustn't ever leisure until eventually she has placed the final witchfinder into chapter 11.

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Download E-books The Everlasting Story of Nory PDF

By Nicholson Baker

Our preferrred fabulist of the normal now turns his recognition on a 9-year-old American lady and produces a unique as enchantingly idiosyncratic as any he has written. Nory Winslow desires to be a dentist or a clothier of pop-up books. She likes telling tales and inventing dolls. She has nightmares approximately tooth, that could clarify her occupation selection. she will institution in England, the place she is mocked for her accessory and her friendship with an unpopular lady, and he or she has made it throughout the 12 months with out crying.

Nicholson Baker follows Nory as she interacts along with her mom and dad and friends, thinks approximately God and death-watch beetles, and desires of cows with pointed the teeth. during this precocious baby he offers us a heroine as canny and as whimsical as Lewis Carroll's Alice and inspires early life in all its luminous weirdness.

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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 very important 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 international packed with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE grew to become the main strong FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND received THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, till the ultimate disagreement at the box close to HASTINGS GAVE HIM THE CROWN . this can be 1066, THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.

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