Download E-books The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn (Random House Reader's Circle) PDF

By Alison Weir

Drawing on myriad assets from the Tudor period, bestselling writer Alison Weir offers the 1st booklet ever to envision, in remarkable intensity, the gripping tale of Anne Boleyn’s ultimate days. the woman within the Tower explores the reasons and intrigues of these who helped to seal the queen’s destiny, unraveling the tragic story of Anne’s fall, from her miscarriage of the son who could have stored her to the ultimate, dramatic scene at the scaffold. What emerges is a rare portrayal of a lady of significant braveness, confirmed to the intense via the negative plight during which she came upon herself, a robust queen whose enemies have been bent on totally destroying her. scary yet eye-catching, The girl within the Tower presents the whole array of facts of Anne Boleyn’s guilt—and innocence. in basic terms in Alison Weir’s able palms can readers study the reality in regards to the destiny of 1 of the main influential and interesting figures in English history.

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Download E-books Perfect: A Novel PDF

By Rachel Joyce

Byron Hemmings wakes to a morning that appears like all different: his college uniform draped over his wood table chair, his sister arguing over the breakfast cereal, the press of his mother’s heels as she crosses the kitchen. but if the 3 of them go away domestic, using right into a dense summer time fog, the morning takes an unmistakable flip. in a single poor second, whatever occurs, whatever thoroughly unforeseen and at odds with existence as Byron is familiar with it. whereas his mom turns out to not have spotted, for eleven-year-old Byron not anything can ever be the same. 
What occurred and who's guilty? Over the times and weeks that persist with, Byron’s excellent global is shattered. not able to belief his mom and dad, he confides in his ally, James, and jointly they concoct a plan. . . .
As she did in her debut, The not going Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce has imagined bewitching characters who locate their usual lives without notice thrown into chaos, who research that there are occasions whilst young ones needs to turn into mom and dad to their mom and dad, and who notice that during confronting the difficult truths approximately their pasts, they'll forge unforeseen relationships that experience profound and remarkable affects. Brimming with love, forgiveness, and redemption, Perfect will cement Rachel Joyce’s acceptance as one in every of fiction’s brightest talents.

Advance compliment for Perfect
“Out of the smallest, so much gentle construction blocks, Rachel Joyce progressively builds a towering feel of risk. She is aware humans, in all their intricacy and vulnerability, in a fashion few writers do. Perfect is a poignant and robust ebook, wealthy with empathy and charged with attractive, atmospheric writing.”—Tana French, bestselling writer of In the Woods and Broken Harbor
Praise from the U.K.
“Readers who enjoyed The not going Pilgrimage of Harold Fry will no longer be disappointed.”The Sunday Times
“Joyce is not any novice—she has performed whatever extra formidable, darker and extra sincere [than The not going Pilgrimage of Harold Fry].”The Guardian
“A compelling novel concerning the crushing regulations that category and gender can impose, the load of parental expectation, and the stigma connected to psychological sickness . . . an affecting tale.”The Independent
“If basically there have been extra novelists like Rachel Joyce. . . . Diana herself is flawless. She is to Perfect what Harold Fry used to be to Unlikely: an absolutely rounded hero, an individual to fall in love with.”The Telegraph
“You will prove grinning dippily and recommending this wild, looking out e-book to each person you know.”The instances (London)
“[Perfect’s] unputdownable issue . . . lies in its exploration of such a lot of multilayered feelings. there's the unbreakable bond among mom and son, the terror of no longer belonging, loneliness, grief, guilt, melancholy, loss, the harmful nature of psychological disorder and the way love can provide redemption. even if Joyce made her identify as a playwright and provides nice discussion, it's her descriptive powers that make the radical so vivid.”London night Standard

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Download E-books The Forbidden Queen PDF

By Anne O'Brien

An blameless pawn 

A nation with out a king 

A new dynasty will reign… 

1415. The jewel within the French crown, Katherine de Valois, is ready lower than lock and key for King Henry V. whereas he is been slaughtering her kinsmen in Agincourt, Katherine has been praying for marriage to avoid wasting her from her distress. however the brutal king desires her crown, no longer her blameless love. 

For Katherine, England is a lion's den of greed, avarice and distrust. And whilst she is widowed at twenty-one, she turns into a prize ripe for the taking—her younger son the longer term monarch, her hand in marriage worthy a kingdom. 

this can be a lethal political video game, one the dowager queen needs to study quick. The players—the Duke of Gloucester, Edmund Beaufort and Owen Tudor—are circling. Who may have her? Who will wreck her? this can be the tale of Katherine de Valois. 


"Anne O'Brien has joined the particular membership of fine historic novelists."  —Sunday Express 

"An totally gripping story that's either beautifully written and  meticulously researched."  —The solar

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Download E-books A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties PDF

A Day within the Life is the tale of the way the proper marriage among younger and terribly appealing contributors of the English top category fell aside because the psychedelic desires of the sixties gave solution to the cruel, hard-rock fact of the seventies. a young, relocating, and infrequently harrowing examine the instant in time whilst the counterculture collided with the overseas jet set, an afternoon within the lifestyles captures the spirit of that period and the folk who lived via it with unerring accuracy and heartfelt precision.

When Tommy Weber and Susan “Puss” Coriat, London’s most lovely couple, have been married in 1964, it was once the suitable finish to a storybook romance. however the speedy vehicles Tommy enjoyed to race, their megastar pals, and the large belief fund Puss had inherited masked a tortured truth—both had suffered via oppressive and neglectful childhoods and have been now stuck up in a wildly extravagant way of life that neither Puss’ inheritance nor Tommy’s more and more determined schemes may well help. Six years later, Puss chanced on herself wandering round India along with her sons whereas Tommy, who was once now smuggling medicinal drugs to outlive, lived in London with a gorgeous younger actress. an afternoon within the lifestyles can be the stirring account of ways the couple’s tow sons—one of whom is the well known actor Jake Weber—somehow controlled to outlive a early life that may have destroyed these of lesser spirit.

An incredible true-life story that frequently reads like a unique, an afternoon within the existence stick with the fortunes and misfortunes of 1 awesome relatives whereas additionally introducing us to an intensive forged of aiding characters that comes with Keith Richards, Anita Pallenberg, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, John Lennon, and Charlotte Rampling, in addition to a few of the movers and shakers who helped create the “Swinging London” scene.

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Download E-books The Versions of Us PDF

In one second, lives may be replaced without end . . . and endlessly . . . and forever.

the single factor that’s convinced is that they met on a Cambridge highway accidentally and felt a connection that might final an entire life. yet as for what occurred subsequent . . . They fell wildly in love, or went their separate methods. They kissed, or they notion best of it. They married quickly after, or have been jointly for a number of weeks sooner than splitting up. They grew distracted and upset with their day-by-day lives jointly, or chanced on solace jointly purely after not easy years spent apart. 

With The Versions of Us, Laura Barnett has created an international as magical and affecting as those who captivated readers in One Day and Life After Life. It is a story of percentages and effects that earrings around the transferring a long time, from the fifties, sixties, seventies, and directly to the current, exhibiting how even the smallest offerings can outline the process our lives. 

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Download E-books Babel Tower PDF

By A. S. Byatt

On the middle of Babel Tower are legislation instances, dual strands of the Establishment's internet, that form the tale: a painful divorce and custody swimsuit and the prosecution of an "obscene" publication. Frederica, the self reliant younger heroine, is interested in either. She startled her highbrow circle of pals via marrying a tender state squire, whose violent streak has now been became opposed to her. Fleeing to London with their younger son, she will get a instructing task in an artwork college, the place she is thrown into the thick of the hot decade. Poets and painters are denying the worth of the previous, fostering goals of uprising, which concentration round an odd, charismatic determine -- the near-naked, unkempt and pungent Jude Mason, along with his flowing grey hair, a hippie prior to his time.

We think the growing to be unease, the undertones of intercourse and cruelty. the strain erupts over his novel Babbletower, set in a prior progressive period, the place a band of individuals retire to a fortress to discovered an amazing neighborhood. during this booklet, as within the courtrooms, as within the paintings school's haphazard sessions and at the committee organize to check "the educating of language," humans functionality more and more in teams. Many are keen about conserving the younger, however the stylish thought of kids as blameless and loose 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 non-public and criminal crises of Frederica reflect these of the age. this can be the last decade of the Beatles, the demise of God, the beginning of desktop languages. In Byatt's imaginative and prescient, the presiding genius of the Sixties seems a mix of the Marquis de Sade and The Hobbit. The ensuing confusion, charted with a super ingenious sympathy, is as comedian because it is threatening and weird.

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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 understand the area via its many and fabulous flavors. Jean-Marie d’Aumout will attempt something as soon as, with results which are now and then mouthwatering and at others fascinatingly macabre (Three Snake Bouillabaisse someone? or even a few pickled Wolf's Heart?). whilst he isn't obsessively trying to find a brand new flavor d’Aumout is a quick buddy, a loving husband, a doting father, and an inventive 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 equipment of birth control, performs an instrumental function within the Corsican conflict of Independence, and constructs France’s most interesting menagerie. yet d’Aumout’s each adventurous flip is determined by way of his every now and then darkish obsession to understand the entire world’s flavors prior to that international adjustments irreversibly.
As gripping as Patrick Suskind’s Perfume, as gloriously bold as Daniel Kehlman’s Measuring the World, and as prize-worthy as Andrew Miller’s natural, The final dinner party is a highly beautiful novel approximately nutrition and style, concerning the Age of cause and the a while of guy, and our obsessions and approximately how, if we have the capacity to live on them, they could bequeath us knowledge and comfort in previous age.

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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 in command of the weapons on the disastrous conflict of Flodden in September 1513 within which the English annihilated the Scots. After the demise of his king he's suffering from guilt as he relives the occasions that ended in struggle. whilst 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 sense of right and wrong. now not happy with the inside track he brings, Louise units off to determine the reality herself, and quickly falls foul of 1 of the lawless clans that rule the ungovernable borderlands. After Flodden is a unique concerning the effects of the conflict of Flodden, as obvious throughout the eyes of a number of characters who both had a hand in bringing the rustic to battle, or have been profoundly tormented 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 could be somebody who loves historic fiction, or is drawn to the historical past of Scotland and the turbulent, ungovernable borderlands among Scotland and England.

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Download E-books Painter of Silence PDF

By Georgina Harding

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Iasi, Romania, the early Nineteen Fifties. A anonymous guy is located at the steps of a health center. Deaf and mute, he's not able to speak till a tender nurse known as Safta brings paper and pencils with which he can draw. Slowly, painstakingly, thoughts seem at the web page. The thoughts are Safta's additionally. For the guy is Augustin, son of the prepare dinner on the manor condo which used to be Safta's family members domestic. Born six months aside, they grew up with a connection that bypassed phrases. yet whereas Augustin's international remained a similar dimension Safta's accelerated to include languages, society - and a fleeting love, one lengthy, sizzling summer season. yet then got here battle, and in its wake a brutal Stalinist regime, and not anything could stay a similar.

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Download E-books Der Spion des Königs: Historischer Roman PDF

By Simon Beaufort

Im Jahre 1101 kehrt Sir Geoffrey Mappestone aus Jerusalem nach England zurück. Doch auch hier kann er sich nicht von den Gräueln des Kreuzzuges erholen. Niemand hat mit seiner Rückkehr gerechnet, und so heißt guy ihn nicht eben herzlich willkommen. Zudem liegt sein Vater im Sterben. Er behauptet, von den eigenen Kindern vergiftet worden zu sein, was once niemand glaubt, bis er eines Morgens tot aufgefunden wird: erstochen mit Geoffreys Messer.

Auch von außen droht Gefahr: Der Earl of Shrewsbury und der Waliser Rhodri of Llan Martin strecken ihre gierigen Hände nach dem Besitz der Mappestones aus. Wieder einmal muss Geoffrey sich als Detektiv betätigen - und stößt bald auf eine Intrige, die bis zum Königshof reicht ...

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