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The Silver Pigs

By Lindsey Davis
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1446455351
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 585
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Fans of S. J. Parris, Donna Leon, Steven Saylor and C. J. Sansom will absolutely love this gripping page-turner of a historical mystery from multi-million copy bestselling author Lindsey Davis. Full of twists, turns and tension - you'll be hooked from page one... 'Her research has been assiduous and detailed, her commitment to the subject is impressive, and the background detail is often eye-opening' -- Hilary Mantel, Observer 'One of the best writers in this field' -- Donna Leon, The Times 'Surely the best historical detective in the business' -- Daily Telegraph 'Every book in this series is a delight ... highly recommended' -- Library Journal 'Be careful, if you get the taste for this you'll end up reading them all... I can think of worse ways to pass the time' -- ***** Reader review 'This series is just SO addictive!' -- ***** Reader review 'I just could not put it down' -- ***** Reader review 'Engrossing' -- ***** Reader review ******************************************************************************** A NEW EMPEROR SEEKS AN EXPERIENCED AGENT Marcus Didius Falco is a private informer, the closest thing that first-century Rome has to a detective. A new emperor, Vespasian, has ascended to power. The tides of money and power are in flux, and Rome's vicious games swirl more ferociously than ever. When Falco rescues a young girl in trouble, he catapults himself into a dangerous game involving stolen imperial ingots, a dark political plot and, most hazardous of all, a senator's daughter connected to the traitors Falco has sworn to expose. The rule of law is tenuous for ordinary citizens of Rome. Only a man with a mind as sharp as a gladius can prevail.

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Provides annotated entries for historical fiction titles, biographies, and multimedia items

Literature Connections to World History 712: Resources to Enhance and Entice

By Lynda G. Adamson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 031307755X
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 661
  • File Pdf: literature-connections-to-world-history-712.pdf

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Identifying thousands of historical fiction novels, biographies, history trade books, CD-ROMs, and videotapes, these books help you locate resources on world history for students. Each is divided into two sections. In the first part, titles are listed according to grade levels within specific geographic areas and time periods. They are further organized by product type. Both books cover world history from Prehistory and the Ancient World to 54 B.C. to the modern era. Other chapters include Roman Empire to A.D. 476; Europe and the British Isles; Africa and South Africa; Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and Antarctica; Canada; China; India, Tibet, and Burma; Israel and Arab Countries; Japan; Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, and Thailand; and South and Central America and the Caribbean. The second section has an annotated bibliography that describes each title and includes publication information and awards. The focus is on books published since 1990, and all have received at l

100 Must-read Historical Novels

By Nick Rennison
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1408136007
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 329
  • File Pdf: 100-must-read-historical-novels.pdf

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Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start! Inside you'll find: - An extended Introduction to historical fiction - 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories - Award winners and book club recommendations

L. FRANK BAUM Ultimate Collection:Complete Wizard of Oz Series, The Aunt Jane's Nieces Collection, Mary Louise Mysteries, Fantasy Novels & Fairy Tales (Illustrated)

By L. Frank Baum
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8075832329
  • Pages : 5290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 157
  • File Pdf: l-frank-baum-ultimate-collection.pdf

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of L. Frank Baum's renowned children's book classics, fantasy novels and fairy tales. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Wizard of Oz Collection: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Marvelous Land of Oz The Woggle-Bug Book Ozma of Oz Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz The Road to Oz The Emerald City of Oz The Patchwork Girl of Oz Little Wizard Stories of Oz Tik-Tok of Oz The Scarecrow of Oz Rinkitink in Oz The Lost Princess of Oz The Tin Woodman of Oz The Magic of Oz Glinda of Oz Other Works: Mother Goose in Prose The Magical Monarch of Mo Dot and Tot of Merryland American Fairy Tales The Master Key The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus The Enchanted Island of Yew Queen Zixi of Ix John Dough and the Cherub The Sea Fairies Sky Island Short Stories: The Runaway Shadows A Kidnapped Santa Claus Nelebel's Fairyland The Tiger's Eye The Enchanted Buffalo Under pseudonyms: As Edith Van Dyne: Aunt Jane's Nieces Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society Aunt Jane's Nieces and Uncle John Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation Aunt Jane's Nieces on the Ranch Aunt Jane's Nieces Out West Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross Mary Louise Mary Louise in the Country Mary Louise Solves a Mystery Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls As Laura Bancroft: Twinkle and Chubbins Policeman Bluejay L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was an American author chiefly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz, after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone. The novel is one of the best-known stories in American literature and The Library of Congress has declared it "America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale."

The Accusers

By Lindsey Davis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1446456927
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 813
  • File Pdf: the-accusers.pdf

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One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. ‘Luckily the judge was eager to adjourn for lunch.’ Having returned from his trip to Londinium, Falco takes up employment with two lawyers at the top of their trade. For the trial of a senator, they need Falco to make an affidavit confirming repayment of a loan. Having been out of the country and starved of Forum gossip for some time, Falco has little interest in this trial, so he makes his deposition and then leaves. The prosecution are successful and a large financial judgment is made, but one month later the senator is dead, apparently by suicide. The heirs are now in a situation of not having to pay up, and the prosecutor suddenly decides to seek out Falco. With a little coercion, Falco joins the prosecution in seeking to persuade a magistrate to instigate a new trial. Blinded by the vision of rich pickings to be gained by the prosecution, Falco temporarily forgets that, if they fail, the financial penalties levelled against the informers who brought the case are potentially enormous.

A Body In The Bath House

By Lindsey Davis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1446457222
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 316
  • File Pdf: a-body-in-the-bath-house.pdf

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One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction Falco series. ‘There’s nothing wrong with Britain ... that is if you leave out the mammoth travelling distance from one’s dear Roman heritage!’ AD 75. As a passion for home improvement sweeps through the Roman Empire, Falco struggles to deal with a pair of terrible bath-house contractors who have been causing him misery for months. Far away in Britain, King Togidubnus of the Atrebates tribe is planning his own makeover. His huge new residence (known to us as Fishbourne Palace) will be spectacular – but the sensational refurbishment is beset by ‘accidents’. The frugal Emperor Vespasian is paying for all this; he wants someone to investigate. Falco has a new baby, a new house, and he hates Britain. But his feud with Anacrites the Chief Spy has now reached a dangerous level, so with his own pressing reasons to leave Rome in a hurry, he accepts the task. A thousand miles from home, he starts restoring order to the chaotic building site and realises that someone with murderous intentions is now after him...

Ode To A Banker

By Lindsey Davis
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1446455114
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 528
  • File Pdf: ode-to-a-banker.pdf

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One of the Roman novels from the bestselling historical fiction , Falco series. In the long, hot Roman Summer of AD74, Marcus Didius Falco, private informer and spare-time poet, gives a reading for his family and friends. Things get out of hand as usual. The event is taken over by Aurelius Chrysippus, a wealthy Greek banker and patron to a group of struggling writers, who offers to publish Falco's work - a golden opportunity that rapidly palls. A visit to the Chrysippusscriptorium implicates him in a gruesome literary murder so when Petronius Longus, the over-worked vigiles enquiry chief, commissions him to investigate, Falco is forced to accept. Lindsey Davis' twelfth novel wittily explores Roman publishing and banking, taking us from the jealousies of authorship and the mire of patronage, to the darker financial world, where default can have fatal consequences...

Oz, the Complete Collection

By L. Frank Baum
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1442493666
  • Pages : 3200
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 110
  • File Pdf: oz-the-complete-collection.pdf

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The definitive Oz experience: Immerse yourself in the wonder of Oz in this eBook collection of fifteen titles from L. Frank Baum’s cherished American fairy tale series. This eBook collection includes fifteen classic and beloved Oz tales in five volumes: Volume 1: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz Volume 2: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, The Road to Oz, The Emerald City of Oz Volume 3: The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Tik-Tok of Oz, The Scarecrow of Oz Volume 4: Rinkitink in Oz, The Lost Princess of Oz, The Tin Woodman of Oz, Volume 5: The Magic of Oz, Glinda of Oz, The Royal Book of Oz