A Scot in the Dark

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Author: Sarah MacLean

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349409757

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Lonesome Lily turned Scandalous Siren Miss Lillian Harwood has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn't hesitate . . . until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin. Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain - he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem. Tartan Comes to Town Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else's problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It's the perfect plan, until Lily declares she'll only marry for love . . . and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much . . .

The Rogue Not Taken

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Author: Sarah MacLean

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349409730

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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The first in Sarah MacLean's sensational new Scandal & Scoundrels series . . . all the fun and guilty pleasure of celebrity gossip, with a Regency twist! Lady Sophie's Society Splash! When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside-first in a goldfish pond, she shocks society and finds herself the target of very public aristocratic scorn, leaving her no choice but to flee, vowing to start a new life far from London . Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn't saving her from ruin . . . it's filled with it. Rogue's Reign of Ravishment! Kingscote, "King," the Marquess of Eversley, has never met a woman he couldn't charm, which results in a reputation far worse than the truth, a general sense that he's more pretty face than proper gentleman, and an irate summons home to the Scottish border. When King discovers stowaway Sophie, however, the journey becomes anything but boring! War? Or More? He thinks she's trying to trick him into marriage. She wouldn't have him if he were the last man on earth. But carriages bring close quarters, dark secrets, and unbearable temptation, making opposites altogether too attractive . . .

The Day of the Duchess

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Author: Sarah MacLean

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349409773

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'Romance novelist Sarah MacLean has reignited the genre with a bolder edge.' New Yorker 'Do yourself a favor and discover the compelling magic of Sarah MacLean.' Amanda Quick The one woman he will never forget . . . Marcus Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer's end. There is only one problem - he already has one. The one man she will never forgive . . . After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goal - to reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal; Sera can have her freedom, just as soon as she finds her replacement... which requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want, but somehow cannot resist. A love that neither can deny The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day . . . the day of the Duchess!

Playing in the Dark

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Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307388636

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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The Nobel Prize-winning author now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race. Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the "Africanist" presence in the fiction of Poe, Melville, Cather, and Hemingway leads to a dramatic reappraisal of the essential characteristics of our literary tradition. She shows how much the themes of freedom and individualism, manhood and innocence, depended on the existence of a black population that was manifestly unfree--and that came to serve white authors as embodiments of their own fears and desires. Written with the artistic vision that has earned Toni Morrison a pre-eminent place in modern letters, Playing in the Dark will be avidly read by Morrison admirers as well as by students, critics, and scholars of American literature. "By going for the American literary jugular...she places her arguments...at the very heart of contemporary public conversation about what it is to be authentically and originally American. [She] boldly...reimagines and remaps the possibility of America." --Chicago Tribune "Toni Morrison is the closest thing the country has to a national writer." The New York Times Book Review

Lady in the Dark

Iris Barry and the Art of Film

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Author: Robert Sitton

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023153714X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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Iris Barry (1895–1969) was a pivotal modern figure and one of the first intellectuals to treat film as an art form, appreciating its far-reaching, transformative power. Although she had the bearing of an aristocrat, she was the self-educated daughter of a brass founder and a palm-reader from the Isle of Man. An aspiring poet, Barry attracted the attention of Ezra Pound and joined a demimonde of Bloomsbury figures, including Ford Maddox Ford, T. S. Eliot, Arthur Waley, Edith Sitwell, and William Butler Yeats. She fell in love with Pound's eccentric fellow Vorticist, Wyndham Lewis, and had two children by him. In London, Barry pursued a career as a novelist, biographer, and critic of motion pictures. In America, she joined the modernist Askew Salon, where she met Alfred Barr, director of the new Museum of Modern Art. There she founded the museum's film department and became its first curator, assuring film's critical legitimacy. She convinced powerful Hollywood figures to submit their work for exhibition, creating a new respect for film and prompting the founding of the International Federation of Film Archives. Barry continued to augment MoMA's film library until World War II, when she joined the Office of Strategic Services to develop pro-American films with Orson Welles, Walt Disney, John Huston, and Frank Capra. Yet despite her patriotic efforts, Barry's "foreignness" and association with such filmmakers as Luis Buñuel made her the target of an anticommunist witch hunt. She eventually left for France and died in obscurity. Drawing on letters, memorabilia, and other documentary sources, Robert Sitton reconstructs Barry's phenomenal life and work while recasting the political involvement of artistic institutions in the twentieth century.

Whispers in the Dark

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Author: BJ James

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459271696

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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MR. JULY His Name: Rafe Courtenay His Challenge: To rescue a kidnapped child His Accomplice: Beguiling Valentina O'Hara Their Destination: A remote canyon where danger will merge with desire When Rafe Courtenay is on a mission, nothing stands in his way. Not scorching heat and rugged terrain. Not a tempting female whose tormented nightmares shatter the still desert nights. But Rafe, who has never truly needed anyone, needs Valentina O'Hara. And though the legendary markswoman inhabits a man's perilous world, Rafe intends to win her trust—and love—by treating her like a real woman. MAN OF THE MONTH THE BLACK WATCH: Men and women sworn to live—and love—by a code of honor.

The View from King Street

An Essay in Autobiography

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Author: Christopher Hurst

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9781850653257

Category: Book industries and trade

Page: 464

View: 6337

Providing both personal and professional revelations about the mid- to late-20th century book trade in England, this is the autobiography of Christopher Hurst, director of C.Hurst & Co. Publishers.

The Xenophobe's Guide to the Scots

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Author: David Ross

Publisher: Oval Projects

ISBN: 1908120819

Category: Humor

Page: 96

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A guide to understanding the Scots that gets under their kilts to reveal all in an affectionate and humorous fashion.

The World In-between

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Author: IE Castellano

Publisher: IE Castellano

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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Berty Chase knew nothing of Fairies, Elves and Dragons until he was chosen to cross through the portal. He discovers a magical world hidden from the normal world into which he was born. Falling in love, he can not imagine his life without this incredible world. Getting caught in the battle for magic, Berty invokes ancient magic that changes his life and the lives of those around him forever.

The Dark Room

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Author: Minette Walters

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330528521

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award, The Dark Room is the psychological thriller from crime queen Minette Walters. Something else had happened . . . Something so terrible that she was too frightened to search her memory for it . . . The newspapers reported the case with relish. Jane (Jinx) Kingsley, fashion photographer and heiress, tries to kill herself after being unceremoniously jilted by her fiancé, who has since disappeared – together with Jinx's best friend Meg Harris . . . But when Jinx wakes from her coma, she can remember nothing about her alleged suicide attempt. With the help of Dr Alan Protheroe of the Nightingale Clinic, she slowly begins to piece together the fragments of the last few weeks. Then the memories begin to surface . . . memories of utter desperation and absolute terror.