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Sarum

By Edward Rutherfurd
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 0307806049
  • Pages : 912
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 107
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A masterpiece of breathtaking scope—a brilliantly conceived epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history This ebook edition features a new introduction by the author in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of Sarum. This rich tapestry weaves a compelling saga of five families—the Wilsons, the Masons, the family of Porteus, the Shockleys, and the Godfreys—who reflect the changing character of Britain. As their fates and fortunes intertwine over the course of the centuries, their greater destinies offer a fascinating glimpse into the future. An absorbing historical chronicle, Sarum is a keen tale of struggle and adventure, a profound human drama, and a magnificent work of sheer storytelling. Praise for Sarum “Bursts with action, encyclopedic in historic detail . . . supremely well crafted and a delight to read.”—Chicago Tribune “A fascinating journey . . . a clear yet sparkling window upon history with a superb narrative, so perfectly balanced between history and fiction that it clears away the mists of time from antiquity, giving the reader the impression that events over a span of ten centuries occurred only yesterday.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram “Strong . . . appealing . . . I haven’t read so satisfactory a saga in years . . . in fact, perhaps not ever before. . . . It gives you not only history but comfort.”—Chicago Sun-Times “[Edward] Rutherfurd holds us all consistently intrigued. In Sarum he has created a splendid novel that will bring many hours of diversified reading pleasure.”—The Plain Dealer “A richly imagined vision of history, written with genuine delight.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Rutherfurd is at his best. . . . His storytelling skills are substantial. . . . One of the best books of the season.”—Kansas City Star “Absorbing . . . a superior historical novel . . . This blockbuster saga should appeal to discriminating readers, since Rutherfurd has an excellent grasp of his subject and a compelling story to tell.”—Publishers Weekly

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The third installment of a bewitching series "brimming with charm and charisma" that will make "fans of Outlander rejoice!" (Woman's World Magazine). New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston's second novel in the Found Things series, Secrets of the Chocolate House, was called a "time-swapping romance [that] will please fans of Alice Hoffman" (Publishers Weekly). Now, Brackston returns to the Found Things series with a third book, The Garden of Promises and Lies. As the bustle of the winter holidays in the Little Shop of Found Things gives way to spring, Xanthe is left to reflect on the strange events of the past year. While she's tried to keep her time-traveling talents a secret from those close to her, she is forced to take responsibility for having inadvertently transported the dangerous Benedict Fairfax to her own time. Xanthe comes to see that she must use her skills as a Spinner if she and Flora are ever to be safe, and turns to the Spinners book for help. It is then that a beautiful antique wedding dress sings to her. Realizing the dress and her adversary are connected in some way, she answers the call. She finds herself in Bradford-on-Avon in 1815, as if she has stepped into a Jane Austen story. Now in Xanthe's time, Fairfax is threatening Xanthe into helping him with his evil doings, and demonstrates all too clearly how much damage he is capable of causing. With Fairfax growing ever more powerful, Xanthe enlists the help of her boyfriend Liam, taking him back in time with her. It is a decision that might just ensure she prevails over her foe, but only by putting her life—and his—on the line.

The Little Shop of Found Things

By Paula Brackston
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : 146688410X
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 449
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Book Summary:

New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter Paula Brackston returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance guaranteed to enchant in The Little Shop of Found Things, the first book in a new continuing series. An antique shop haunted by a ghost. A silver treasure with an injustice in its story. An adventure to the past she’ll never forget. Xanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. Xanthe has always had an affinity with some of the antiques she finds. When she touches them, she can sense something of the past they come from and the stories they hold. When she has an intense connection to a beautiful silver chatelaine she has to know more. It is while she’s examining the chatelaine that she’s transported back to the seventeenth century where it has its origins. She discovers there is an injustice in its history. The spirit that inhabits her new home confronts her and charges her with saving her daughter’s life, threatening to take Flora’s if she fails. While Xanthe fights to save the girl amid the turbulent days of 1605, she meets architect Samuel Appleby. He may be the person who can help her succeed. He may also be the reason she can’t bring herself to leave. The story continues in October 2019 with book two in the Found Things series, Secrets of the Chocolate House.

England and Normandy in the Middle Ages

By David Bates
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 0826443095
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 752
  • File Pdf: england-and-normandy-in-the-middle-ages.pdf

Book Summary:

The histories of England and of Normandy in the middle ages were inextricably linked. England and Normandy in the Middle Ages provides a synoptic view by leading scholars of not only political and military but also of ecclesiastical and cultural links. Taken together these essays provide an up-to-date scholarly account of relations between England and its immediate neighbour.

The Tinners Hut

By Gil Jackson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hiram B. Good
  • Isbn : 1838232605
  • Pages : 414
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 263
  • File Pdf: the-tinners-hut.pdf

Book Summary:

It is 1716 and a man is barbarically tortured to death by servants of the English Crown. So begins a political conspiracy to murder one, then blame, and hang another for this medieval crime after the Hanoverian King George the First, was persuaded a change of heart by the politicians of his folly. Fast forward to 2008. Cluff, a lawyer is sent to defend him. First, he has to be sent back in time. A time-portal mysteriously appearing on a bleak moor is the gateway for this reluctant traveller. Phileas Cluff is a QC in waiting. The founding fathers of his Lincoln's Inn Fields practice of Ellic & Waite give him, the likely, one-way brief. In a time where modern-day forensics was useless, he was to rely on wit. If he loses, the lives of 300 children back in his own time are in jeopardy. Violence, death, conspiracy, and intrigue - with the underlying narrative of the 1715 Jacobite Uprising in the duchy of Cornwall - will pitch this story to an unexpected conclusion. The Tinners Hut is a thriller of a roller-coaster ride with a dark conclusion you will not expect. One that will worm into the brain long after the last page. Buy Your Copy of THE TINNERS HUT today and begin your journey with this Paranormal Historical Novel that's Stylish! Sharp! and Grippingly! out of this world; a book that will blow your mind, asking you to consider the theory that quantum physics expounds that parallel universes likely possible.

London

By Edward Rutherfurd
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 0307806022
  • Pages : 1152
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 890
  • File Pdf: london.pdf

Book Summary:

“A TOUR DE FORCE . . . London tracks the history of the English capital from the days of the Celts until the present time. . . . Breathtaking.”—The Orlando Sentinel A master of epic historical fiction, Edward Rutherford gives us a sweeping novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning two thousand years. He brings this vibrant city's long and noble history alive through his saga of ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and intrigues of a half-dozen families, from the age of Julius Caesar to the twentieth century. Generation after generation, these families embody the passion, struggle, wealth, and verve of the greatest city in the Old World. Praise for London “Remarkable . . . The invasion by Julius Caesar’s legions in 54 B.C. . . . The rise of chivalry and the Crusades . . . The building of the Globe theatre . . . and the coming of the Industrial Revolution. . . . What a delightful way to get the feel of London and of English history. . . . We witness first-hand the lust of Henry VIII. We overhear Geoffrey Chaucer deciding to write The Canterbury Tales. . . . Each episode is a punchy tale made up of bite-size chunks ending in tiny cliffhangers.”—The New York Times “Hold-your-breath suspense, buccaneering adventure, and passionate tales of love and war.”—The Times (London) “Fascinating . . . A sprawling epic.”—San Francisco Chronicle

Science in Arcady

By Grant Allen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 770
  • File Pdf: science-in-arcady.pdf

Book Summary:

PREFACE. SCIENCE IN ARCADY. MY ISLANDS. TROPICAL EDUCATION. ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND. A DESERT FRUIT. PRETTY POLL. HIGH LIFE. EIGHT-LEGGED FRIENDS. MUD. THE GREENWOOD TREE. FISH AS FATHERS. AN ENGLISH SHIRE. THE BRONZE AXE. THE ISLE OF RUIM. A HILL-TOP STRONGHOLD. A PERSISTENT NATIONALITY. CASTERS AND CHESTERS.

Rainbow's End

By Martha Grimes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1476732965
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 558
  • File Pdf: rainbow-s-end.pdf

Book Summary:

When three women die of “natural causes” in London and the West Country, there appears to be no connection—or reason to suspect foul play. But Scotland Yard Superintendent Richard Jury has other ideas, and before long he’s following his keen police instincts all the way to Santa Fe, New Mexico. There, in the company of a brooding thirteen-year-old girl and her pet coyote, he mingles with an odd assortment of characters and tangles with a twisted plot that stretches from England to the American Southwest. And while his good friend Melrose Plant pursues inquires in London, Jury delves deeper into the more baffling elements of the case, discovering firsthand what the guide books don’t tell you; that the Land of Enchantment is also a landscape ripe with tragedy, treachery, and murder.