A Brief History of the Wars of the Roses

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Author: Desmond Seward

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107764

Category: History

Page: 160

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A classic account of the bloody rivalry between the dynasties of York and Lancaster for the throne of England. During the fifteenth century England was split in a bloody conflict between the Houses of York and Lancaster over who should claim the crown. The civil wars consumed the whole nation in a series of battles that eventually saw the Tudor dynasty take power. In A Brief History of the Wars of the Roses, Desmond Seward tells the story of this complex and dangerous period of history through the lives of five men and women who experienced the conflict first hand. In a gripping narrative the personal trials of the principal characters interweave with the major events and personalities of one of the most significant turning points in British history.

The Rose & the Dagger

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Author: Renée Ahdieh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698185900

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

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Instant New York Times Bestseller The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance." I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust. In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan. While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love. From the Hardcover edition.

The Voyagers

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Author: Paul Moon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1742539408

Category: History

Page: 256

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In The Voyagers, Paul Moon tells dramatic stories of Europeans discovering and exploring New Zealand during the first half of the 1800s. Ocean adventures, cross-country trekking, imperial and spiritual conquests, first contacts with Maori, artists seeking the 'sublime', scientific discovery and commercial pursuits all intertwine to form a fascinating portrait of a land undergoing immense change. The Voyagers is a perceptive and absorbing account of nineteenth-century exploration, and of the very human characters who helped put New Zealand on the map.

The Affair of the Porcelain Dog

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Author: Jess Faraday

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1602825254

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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London 1889. For Ira Adler, former rent-boy and present plaything of crime lord Cain Goddard, stealing back the statue from Goddard's blackmailer should have been a doddle. But inside the statue is evidence that could put Goddard away for a long time under the sodomy laws, and everyone's after it, including Ira's bitter ex, Dr. Timothy Lazarus. No sooner does Ira have the porcelain dog in his hot little hands, than he loses it to a nimble-fingered prostitute. As IraÕs search for the dog drags him back to the mean East End streets where he grew up, he discovers secrets about his own past, and about Goddard's present business dealings, which make him question everything he thought he knew. An old friend turns up dead, and an old enemy proves himself a friend. Goddard is pressing Ira for a commitment, but every new discovery casts doubt on whether Ira can, in good conscience, remain with him. In the end, Ira must choose between his hard-won life of luxury and standing against a grievous wrong.

Beaver Creek Blues

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Author: Mary Ann Rose Hart

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457550539

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 268

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How does an eleven-almost-twelve-year-old deal with a jelly belly he never asked for, the never-ending taunting by bullies, and the need to level the playing field for himself and his friends? Life’s not fair as Willie sees it! What’s a boy to do when he is not good enough to play on a tournament baseball team? How is a boy to befriend the school’s worst bullies at the request of the school principal? It’s the 1950s and Willie is jolted into the reality that even skin color can cause problems for a boy. Baseball at Beaver Creek Bottom teaches Willie and his buddies, The Beaver Creek Nine, how to deal with the hits and the strikeouts in life.

The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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The Life of William Shakespeare

A Critical Biography

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Author: Lois Potter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118231775

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

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The Life of William Shakespeare is a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of Shakespeare's life and works focusing on oftern neglected literary and historical contexts: what Shakespeare read, who he worked with as an author and an actor, and how these various collaborations may have affected his writing. Written by an eminent Shakespearean scholar and experienced theatre reviewer Pays particular attention to Shakespeare's theatrical contemporaries and the ways in which they influenced his writing Offers an intriguing account of the life and work of the great poet-dramatist structured around the idea of memory Explores often neglected literary and historical contexts that illuminate Shakespeare's life and works

Art in Rome in the Eighteenth Century

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Author: Edgar Peters Bowron,Joseph J. Rishel,Philadelphia Museum of Art

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781858940984

Category: Art

Page: 628

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The spectacular diversity of Rome is documented in this definitive history of the city's eighteenth-century art, architecture and decorative arts. Written by an outstanding international array of scholars, this book reveals the Eternal City as the fountainhead of culture.

The Wrath and the Dawn

The Wrath and the Dawn

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Author: Renée Ahdieh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473657946

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4800

A #1 New York Times bestseller and a sumptuous, epic tale inspired by A Thousand and One Nights. 'A riveting Game of Thrones meets Arabian Nights love story' - US Weekly Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a terrible surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she may be falling in love with a murderer. Shazi discovers that the villainous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. It's up to her to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all. "So you would have me throw Shazi to the wolves?" "Shazi? Honestly, I pity the wolves."

Schloss aus Glas

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Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810519

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.