The Light Years

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Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1529011337

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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With an introduction by Joanna Lumley The Light Years is the first novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard’s bestselling five-part series, ‘The Cazalet Chronicles’. Home Place, Sussex, 1937. For two unforgettable summers the Cazalets gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of the Second World War. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach. This is the beginning. Howard’s beautiful saga is the story of three generations of the Cazalet family. Their relatives, their children and their servants – and the fascinating triangle of their affairs . . .

Lichtjahre

Roman

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Author: James Salter

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077370

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Auf den ersten Blick ist es paradiesisch: Das privilegierte Leben von Viri und Nedra kreist um Dinnerpartys und Freunde, um einen sonnendurchfluteten Garten, um endlose Ferien am Atlantik mit den Kindern. Doch langsam entblättert sich das Trügerische dieser Idylle: Viri beginnt eine Affäre mit einer jungen Mitarbeiterin, Nedra trifft sich mit einem langjährigen Freund der Familie. In poetischen Bildern führt James Salter uns vor Augen, dass nichts unerbittlicher ist als Zeit und nichts vergänglicher als Glück.

The Light Years: The Cazalet Chronicles 1

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Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 1743292864

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Home Place, Sussex, 1937. The English family at home... For two unforgettable summers they gathered together, safe from the advancing storm clouds of war. In the heart of the Sussex countryside these were still sunlit days of childish games, lavish family meals and picnics on the beach. Three generations of the Cazalet family played out their lives - with their relatives, their children and their servants - and the fascinating triangle of their affairs...

Die Zeit des Wartens

Die Chronik der Familie Cazalet Roman

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Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434481

Category: Fiction

Page: 550

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Eine Serie, die süchtig macht Als im September 1939 Großbritannien dem Deutschen Reich den Krieg erklärt, verbringt die Familie Cazalet gerade ihre Ferien in Sussex. Während die Väter und Söhne eingezogen werden, bleiben die Frauen auf dem Land und trotzen den kriegsbedingten Einschnitten. Vor allem die Jugend lässt sich nicht unterkriegen: Die drei Cousinen Louise, Polly und Clary brennen darauf, das Leben kennenzulernen.

Marking Time

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Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330527088

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Marking Time is the second novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's bestselling Cazalet Chronicles. Home Place, Sussex, 1939. The English family at war . . . The sunlit days of childish games and familyn meals are over, as the shadows of war roll in to cloud the lives of one English family. At Home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce as a new generation of Cazalets takes up the story. Louise dreams of being a great actress, Clary is an aspiring writer, while Polly, is burdened with knowledge and the need to share it. Read the next books in the series, Confusion, Casting Off and All Change, or start from the beginning with The Light Years.

Casting Off

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Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504034945

Category: Fiction

Page: 483

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The fourth volume of the Cazalet Chronicles opens just as World War II has ended, continuing this critically acclaimed family saga perfect for fans of Downton Abbey The war is over, but for the Cazalets—and England—the challenges continue. Against the backdrop of a crumbling empire, the family soldiers on in the wake of disappointment, heartbreak, and tragedy. Returning home after five long years, Rupert Cazalet struggles to adapt to civilian life back in England. And his wife, Zoe, harbors a guilty secret. Young wife and mother Louise Cazalet, trapped in a loveless marriage to a famous portrait painter, searches for a way out. Cazalet cousins Polly and Clary must face life in a new world, their hopes and ideals changed forever by the ravages of war. And Rachel’s self-sacrificing nature could cost her her relationship with Margot Sidney. But the family comes together again as three generations of Cazalets struggle to hold onto Home Place, the beloved Sussex estate that has been their refuge and their heart. Against the titanic sweep of history, as they are tested by infidelities, divorce, unimaginable loss, and the promise of renewed love, the Cazalets try to cast off the sins and sorrows of the past and sail bravely toward the future.

Confusion

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Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504034937

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

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The women of the Cazalet family carry on while WWII casts its shadow over England as the saga by the award-winning author of The Light Years continues. In the spring of 1942, after the attacks on Pearl Harbor have pulled America into the war, the world reels from the ever-increasing atrocities of the conflict. And in Sussex, at the Cazalet family estate known as Home Place, personal tragedies begin to take their toll. Polly, reacting to the untimely death of her mother, flees her comfortable surroundings accompanied her cousin Clary. But the bustling life of London proves a test not only for their ability to live on their own but also for their once-close relationship. Nineteen-year-old Louise believes she has found the man of her dreams in dashing naval officer Michael Hadleigh. After a whirlwind marriage and honeymoon, though, she begins to realize that being a young wartime bride is not the fairy tale she once presumed it would be. With Rupert still missing in action, his second wife, Zoë, struggles to maintain hope that her husband will one day return. But when a handsome stranger offers her solace, she finds herself drawn into an inadvisable but sorely needed affair. Confusion beautifully continues the sweeping family epic started in The Light Years and Marking Time, examining the struggles, passions, heartbreaks, and joys of three generations. Filled with profound reflections on a country torn apart by war and intimate glances into the lives of those left behind, this is a must-read novel for fans of Downton Abbey and lovers of wartime historical fiction.

The Cazalet Chronicles

Five Novels in One Collection

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Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 150404150X

Category: Fiction

Page: 3404

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The complete multigenerational saga of an upper-middle-class British family before, during, and after World War II. As war clouds gather on England’s horizon, the Cazalet siblings, along with their wives, children, and servants, prepare to leave London and join their parents at their Sussex estate, Home Place. Thus begins the decades-spanning family saga that has engrossed millions of readers. The Light Years: Hugh, the eldest of the Cazalet siblings, was wounded in France and is haunted by recurring nightmares and the prospect of another war. Edward adores his wife, a former dancer, yet he’s incapable of remaining faithful. Rupert desires only to fulfill his potential as a painter, but finds that love and art cannot coexist. And devoted daughter Rachel discovers the joys—and limitations—of intimacy with another woman. Marking Time: Narrated primarily through the voices of teenagers Louise, Polly, and Clary, the second novel details the continuing story of their fathers. With the outbreak of war, Edward is determined to do his bit for England. But Hugh, injured in World War I, must sit back and watch other men fight for their country, including his brother Rupert, who enlists and goes missing in action. Confusion: As the world reels in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the Cazalets are dealt a tragic blow, and a new generation struggles to find peace with each other, a peace that seems to prove as elusive as it is in the larger world. Casting Off: The war is over, but for the Cazalets—and England—the challenges continue. Against the backdrop of a crumbling empire, the family soldiers on in the wake of disappointment, heartbreak, and tragedy. But the family comes together again as three generations of Cazalets struggle to hold onto Home Place, the beloved Sussex estate that has been their refuge and their heart. All Change: In 1956, the death of eighty-nine-year-old matriarch Kitty “the Duchy” Cazalet marks the end of an era—and the commencement of great change for the family. And Home Place, the beloved Sussex estate where the Cazalets have gathered for years, is now a beloved relic that, with its faded wallpaper and leaky roof, has aged along with its occupants. A rich historical read for those who love E. M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, or Downton Abbey, this is the story of a family “[rendered] thrillingly three-dimensional by a master craftsman” (TheSunday Telegraph).

Die Buchhandlung

Roman

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Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458738541

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

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Florence Green erwirbt in Hardborough, einem verschlafenen Dorf an der Küste Ostenglands, das Old House als zukünftiges Domizil für ihre Buchhandlung. Dass das Gebäude anscheinend von einem Poltergeist besessen und bis auf die Grundmauern feucht ist, bringt sie von ihrem Vorhaben ebensowenig ab wie die Tatsache, dass sie von finanziellen Dingen keine Ahnung hat. Voller Schwung stürzt sie sich in die Vorbereitungen und stattet ihre Buchhandlung liebevoll aus. Die Einwohner des kleinen Städtchens begegnen dem Unternehmen zunächst mit Skepsis, bald stellen sich jedoch erste Stammkunden ein. Als Florence Green aber dann ein gerade erschienenes Buch eines bis dahin unbekannten Autors, Vladimir Nabokov, verkauft, ist die Aufregung groß und weitet sich zu einem Skandal aus ...

All Change

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Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447247175

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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‘Elizabeth Jane Howard is one of those novelists who shows, through her work, what the novel is for . . . She helps us to do the necessary thing – open our eyes and our hearts’ Hilary Mantel It is the 1950s and as the Duchy, the Cazalets’ beloved matriarch, dies, she takes with her the last remnants of a disappearing world – of houses with servants, of class and tradition – in which the Cazalets have thrived. Louise, now divorced, becomes entangled in a painful affair; while Polly and Clary must balance marriage and motherhood with their own ideas and ambitions. Hugh and Edward, now in their sixties, are feeling ill-equipped for this modern world; while Villy, long abandoned by her husband, must at last learn to live independently. But it is Rachel, who has always lived for others, who will face her greatest challenges yet. Events converge at Christmas; as a new generation of Cazalets descend on Home Place. Only one thing is certain: nothing will ever be the same again. All Change is the fifth novel in Elizabeth Jane Howard's Cazalet Chronicles. Read from the beginning of the series: The Light Years, Marking Time, Casting Off and Confusion.

Getting It Right

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Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447211626

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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From the bestselling author of The Cazelet Chronicles comes Elizabeth Jane Howard's Getting It Right, a a touching comedy about a young man trying desperately to get it right. Winner of the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year Award Gavin - a sensitive, shy, hairdresser in the West End - is, at thirty-one, still a virgin. He's a classic late developer, and he's worried that it's getting too late to develop at all. Then one night, Gavin finds himself at a penthouse party and, meets people the likes of which he's never come across before, and suddenly, everything begins to change . . . Over the next fortnight, Gavin might start, at last, to "get it right". 'Crammed with incidental pleasures . . . sometimes sad but more frequently hilarious . . . Getting It Right gets it, comically, right' Paul Bailey, Evening Standard

Zwei Schwestern

Roman

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Author: Dorothy Baker

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428139

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Auf der Hochzeit der Zwillingsschwester Als Cassandra sich zur Hochzeit ihrer Zwillingsschwester Judith aufmacht, hat sie vor allem eines im Sinn: die Vermählung zu verhindern. Was will ihre Schwester mit irgendeinem durchschnittlichen, jungen Arzt? Mittelmaß ist ihr ein Gräuel ... Ein vielschichtiger und scharfzüngiger Roman über unsere Suche nach der großen Liebe, jener Seelenverwandtschaft, die von unserer Einsamkeit eine Brücke zum anderen schlägt.

Falling

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Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330527215

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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From the bestselling author of The Cazelet Chronicles comes Elizabeth Jane Howard's Falling. Harry Kent is a sensitive man in late middle age, a reader and a thinker, without means perhaps but not without charm. Daisy has recovered from her unhappy past by learning to be self-sufficient, and viewing trust as a weakness. But there is still a part of her that yearns to be cared for once more. It is this part that Henry sees, and with dedicated and calculated patience he works at her defences. So it is that despite all attempts to resist his attentions, Daisy finds herself falling under Henry's spell . . . 'Completely unputdownable' Independent 'A superb storyteller whose elegantly written novels never fail to pull you in... she tells a taut and compelling story with a subtle build-up of tension that will keep the reader worrying till the end' Sunday Express 'An engaging study of love which explores our deepest needs and desires' Tatler 'I found myself seduced by her clever evocation of people and places, her perfect ear for dialogue and her elegant, sensitive portrayal of contemporary life' Sunday Telegraph 'A novel which, although full of subtle touches, is as unputdownable as any thriller' The Times

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

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Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Sommerlicht, und dann kommt die Nacht

Roman

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Author: Jón Kalman Stefánsson

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492961215

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Wie nur erträgt man die langen dunklen Winter dicht am Polarkreis auf der Suche nach ein bisschen Leben und Liebe? Eine Frage, mit der sich auch die Bewohner eines kleinen 400-Seelen-Orts im äußersten Westen Islands konfrontiert sehen. Stets sind sie in Gefahr, in Kleinstadtlethargie zu verdämmern – und so müssen sie selbst dafür sorgen, dass ihre Tage aufregend werden.

Das siebte Schwert

Der widerspenstige Schwertkämpfer : Roman. ...

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Author: Dave Duncan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404204625

Category:

Page: 475

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Die kühle Woge des Glücks

Roman

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Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492985041

Category: Fiction

Page: 508

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»Sie hatte alles, was sie wollte, aber manchmal hatte sie das Gefühl, dass es noch Dinge gab, die sie vielleicht würde haben wollen, wenn sie von ihnen wüsste« Undine Spragg ist genauso skrupellos wie wunderschön. Sie hat nur ein Ziel: den Aufstieg in die bessere Gesellschaft. Als sich Ralph Marvell, der Spross einer der besten New Yorker Familien, in sie verliebt, scheint Undines Traum von Geld, Reichtum und Status in greifbarer Nähe. Doch schon während der Hochzeitsreise fürchtet die junge Frau, noch bessere Gelegenheiten zu verpassen. Bald ist ein neuer Verehrer gefunden, mit dem die schöne Undine auf der sozialen Leiter noch höher hinauf steigt. Ediths Whartons Roman über Reichtum und Schönheit hat auch 100 Jahre nach seinem Erscheinen nichts an Aktualität eingebüßt. »Die kühle Woge des Glücks« – jetzt erstmalig bei Piper Edition erhältlich