I Misteri Di Chalk Hill

Autore: Susanne Goga
Editore: Giunti Editore
ISBN: 8809808169
Grandezza: 71,22 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4770
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ePub: FL2695; PDF: FL2696

The Castle Of Kings

Autore: Oliver Pötzsch
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544317882
Grandezza: 67,49 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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An epic tale of murder, treachery, bravery, and love In 1524, in what is now Germany, hundreds of thousands of peasants revolted against the harsh treatment of their aristocratic overlords. Agnes is the daughter of one of these overlords, but she is not a typical sixteenth-century girl, refusing to wear dresses and spending more time with her pet falcon than potential suitors. There is only one suitor she is interested in: Mathis, a childhood friend who she can never marry due to his low birth status. But when a rogue knight attacks Agnes and Mathis shoots the knight to save her, the two are forced to go on the run together, into the midst of the raging Peasants’ War. Over the next two years, as Agnes and Mathis travel the countryside, they are each captured by and escape from various factions of the war, participate in massive battles, make new friends both noble and peasant, and fall in love. Meanwhile, Agnes’s falcon finds a mysterious ring, and Agnes begins having strange, but seemingly meaningful dreams. Dreams that lead the two lovers to revelations about their place in the world and in the emerging German states. With The Castle of Kings, Oliver Pötzsch has written a historical yarn that calls to mind Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth and Bernard Cornwell’s Agincourt.

Lady Almina And The Real Downton Abbey

Autore: Countess Of Carnarvon
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144473086X
Grandezza: 28,57 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Lady Fiona Carnarvon became the chatelaine of Highclere Castle - the setting of the hit series Downton Abbey - eight years ago. In that time she's become fascinated by the rich history of Highclere, and by the extraordinary people who lived there over the centuries. One person particularly captured Fiona's imagination - Lady Almina, the 5th Countess of Carnarvon. Almina was the illegitimate daughter of banking tycoon Alfred de Rothschild. She was his only daughter and he doted on her. She married the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, at 19, with an enormous dowry. At first, life at Highclere was a dizzying mix of sumptuous banquets for 500 and even the occasional royal visitor. Almina oversaw 80 members of staff - many of whom came from families who had worked at Highclere for generations. But when the First World War broke out, life at Highclere changed forever. History intervened and Almina and the staff of Highclere were thrown into one of the most turbulent times of the last century. Almina was forced to draw on her deepest reserves of courage in order to ensure her family, the staff and the castle survived. This is the remarkable story of a lost time. But Highclere remains and in this book, Fiona weaves Almina's journey and those of her family into the heritage and history of one of England's most exquisite Victorian castles.

The Crimson Petal And The White

Autore: Michel Faber
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847678939
Grandezza: 59,89 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9661
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A new cover edition of Michel Faber's bestselling blockbuster about a 19th century London prostitute

The Gustav Sonata A Novel

Autore: Rose Tremain
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393246701
Grandezza: 80,91 MB
Formato: PDF
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Winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction A breathtakingly radiant story of an unlikely childhood friendship that survives the test of time. Gustav Perle grows up in a small town in Switzerland, where the horrors of the Second World War seem only a distant echo. An only child, he lives alone with Emilie, the mother he adores but who treats him with bitter severity. He begins an intense friendship with a Jewish boy his age, talented and mercurial Anton Zweibel, a budding concert pianist. The novel follows Gustav’s family, tracing the roots of his mother’s anti-Semitism and its impact on her son and his beloved friend. Moving backward to the war years and the painful repercussions of an act of conscience, and forward through the lives and careers of the two men, one who becomes a hotel owner, the other a concert pianist, The Gustav Sonata explores the passionate love of childhood friendship as it is lost, transformed, and regained over a lifetime. It is a powerful and deeply moving addition to the beloved oeuvre of one of our greatest contemporary novelists.

The Captain S Daughter

Autore: Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Grandezza: 72,49 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2926
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Bride By Mistake

Autore: Anne Gracie
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101552492
Grandezza: 57,85 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9447
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Eight years ago, Lieutenant Luke Ripton made a hasty wartime marriage to protect a young girl from a forced union. Now, unable to obtain an annulment, Luke has no choice but to collect Isabella, the fiercely independent wife he never wanted. And while they remain bound to their vows, they never expected that the passionate fury they share could become passion of a different kind...

The Divining

Autore: Barbara Wood
ISBN: 9781596528581
Grandezza: 80,81 MB
Formato: PDF
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In 54 C.E., during the reign of the Emperor Nero, Ulrika travels through the ancient world while learning about and honing her special gift of divining--the ability to heal and protect others.

The Sacred River

Autore: Wendy Wallace
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857209558
Grandezza: 23,30 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1016
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Harriet Heron's life is almost over before it has even begun. At just twenty-three years of age, she is an invalid, over-protected and reclusive. Before it is too late, she must escape the fog of Victorian London for a place where she can breathe. Together with her devoted mother, Louisa, her god-fearing aunt, Yael, and a book of her own spells inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Harriet travels to a land where the air is tinged with rose and gold and for the first time begins to experience what it is to live. But a chance meeting on the voyage to Alexandria results in a dangerous friendship as Louisa's long-buried past returns, in the form of someone determined to destroy her by preying upon her daughter. As Harriet journeys towards a destiny no one could have foreseen, her aunt Yael is caught up in an Egypt on the brink of revolt and her mother must confront the spectres of her own youth. Award-winning journalist and writer Wendy Wallace spins a tale of three women caught between propriety and love on a journey of cultural awakening through an exquisitely drawn Egypt. In prose both sumptuous and mesmeric, she conjures a sensibility akin to that of E M Forster and Merchant Ivory.

The Secret Scripture

Autore: Sebastian Barry
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571247520
Grandezza: 29,82 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3766
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Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the best part of her adult life prepares for closure. Over the weeks leading up to this upheaval, she talks often with her psychiatrist Dr Grene, and their relationship intensifies and complicates. Told through their respective journals, the story that emerges is at once shocking and deeply beautiful. Refracted through the haze of memory and retelling, Roseanne's story becomes an alternative, secret history of Ireland's changing character and the story of a life blighted by terrible mistreatment and ignorance, and yet marked still by love and passion and hope.