Il Testamento Del Conte Inverardi

Autore: Luigi Valloncini Landi
Editore: Salani
ISBN: 8869187705
Grandezza: 51,89 MB
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«Amori, tradimenti, intrighi e denari ai piani alti della società nella provincia italiana. L'autore li deve conoscere bene quei piani alti, poiché ne scrive — limpidamente — con cognizione di causa e grande passione.» Isabella Bossi Fedrigotti Per secoli a villa Mandolossa si sono succedute le generazioni dei conti Inverardi della Pieve, e con loro quell’immutabile ordine sociale che contrapponeva il lusso alla miseria, i nobili alla servitù. A metà tra quei due mondi sta Luigi Valloncini: figlio di una cuoca, ha potuto studiare grazie all’interessamento del conte Gilberto, e in qualità di medico condotto ha aiutato e ascoltato tutti; di tutti conosce le sofferenze, i segreti, i rimpianti, il desiderio d’amore come di vendetta. Ora che del suo mondo non rimangono che i ricordi, è lui a narrare le vicende della nobile famiglia, il loro intcrociarsi con i destini di contadini e servi, il tramonto dell’aristocrazia e la decadenza delle sue antiche dimore. Tra balli sull’erba e cacce alla volpe, lussuosi bordelli e remoti conventi, circoli esclusivi e corse di cavalli, assistiamo, attraverso i suoi occhi, alla storia di una grande famiglia aristocratica italiana, che si intreccia alla grande storia del Novecento. Duelli, notti di passione, guerre ed epidemie, principi decaduti, figli illegittimi, dive in tournée, investigatori privati, piccoli gerarchi: non manca nulla in questa grande saga, incentrata sulla contesa eredità di Gilberto, conte Inverardi della Pieve, a cui Luigi Valloncini sa di essere legato da qualcosa di più profondo di un semplice debito di gratitudine.

Katherine

Autore: Anya Seton
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 144470916X
Grandezza: 77,38 MB
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'A great adventure, powerfully told' (Philippa Gregory) A sumptuous tale of passion and danger in the medieval court, Anya Seton's Katherine is an all-time classic. Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of fifteen. The naïve convent-educated orphan of a penniless knight is dazzled by the jousts and the entertainments of court. Nevertheless, Katherine is beautiful, and she turns the head of the King's favourite son, John of Gaunt. But he is married, and she is soon to be betrothed. A few years later their paths cross again and this time their passion for each other cannot be denied or suppressed. Katherine becomes the prince's mistress, and discovers an extraordinary world of power, pleasure and passion.

Agatha Raisin And The Walkers Of Dembley

Autore: M. C. Beaton
Editore: Robinson Publishing
ISBN: 9781849011372
Grandezza: 54,87 MB
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An unexpected hike to the Other Side . . . After time away, Agatha Raisin returns to her beloved Cotswold village of Carsely - and to her handsome neighbour, James Lacey. True, James seems less than thrilled to see her, but Agatha is soon distracted by a sensational murder. The victim, found in a field, is young hiker Jessica Tartinck, who spent her life enraging landowners by insisting on her right to roam. Hope springs eternal in Agatha's breast as she lures the reluctant James into her investigation. There are so many leads to follow, for Jessica's fellow walkers - not to mention the landowners - all seem able to commit murder. Praise for the Agatha Raisin series: 'M. C. Beaton's imperfect heroine is an absolute gem.' Publishers Weekly 'The detective novels of M. C. Beaton, a master of outrageous black comedy, have reached cult status.' The Times 'Being a cranky, middle-aged female myself, I found Agatha charming!' Amazon customer review 'I dream of being able to speak out like Aggie . . . she's a heroine!' A. Lucas, Essex, reader review

Tin Sky

Autore: Ben Pastor
Editore: Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN: 1908524529
Grandezza: 47,70 MB
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FOURTH IN THE MARTIN BORA SERIES. SPELLBINDING MULTI-LAYERED CRIME NOVEL SET IN UKRAINE AS THE GERMANS REGROUP AFTER THE DISASTER OF STALINGRAD. FOR FANS OF PHILLIP KERR (BERNIE GUNTHER SERIES), ALAN FURST (SPIES OF THE BALKANS). THE HERO, MAJOR MARTIN BORA, IS AN ARISTOCRATIC GERMAN OFFICER OF THE ILK OF CLAUS VON STAUFFENBERG, TORN BETWEEN HIS DUTY AS AN OFFICER AND HIS INTEGRITY AS A HUMAN BEING. Ukraine, 1943. Having barely escaped the inferno of Stalingrad, Major Martin Bora is serving on the Russian front as a German counterintelligence officer. Weariness, disillusionment, and battle fatigue are a soldier’s daily fare, yet Bora seems to be one of the few whose sanity is not marred by the horrors of war. As the Wehrmacht prepare for the Kursk counter-offensive, a Russian general defects aboard a T-34, the most advanced tank of the war. Soon he and another general, this one previously captured, are found dead in their cells. Everything appears to exclude the likelihood of foul play, but Bora begins an investigation, in a stubborn attempt to solve a mystery that will come much too close to home.

Alfie The Doorstep Cat

Autore: Rachel Wells
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008101612
Grandezza: 36,95 MB
Formato: PDF
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For all fans of A Street Cat Named Bob, this Sunday Times bestseller is truly a cat to be reckoned with.

The Art Of Asking Your Boss For A Raise

Autore: Georges Perec
Editore: Verso Books
ISBN: 1784786578
Grandezza: 45,41 MB
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Vista: 2017
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Darkly funny account of the office worker’s mindset by the celebrated French novelist A long-suffering employee in a big corporation has summoned up the courage to ask for a raise. But as he runs through the looming encounter in his mind, his neuroses come to the surface: What is the best day to see the boss? What if he doesn’t offer you a seat when you go into his office? The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise is a hilarious account of an employee losing his identity—and possibly his sanity—as he tries to put on the most acceptable face for the corporate world,with its rigid hierarchies and hostility to new ideas. If he follows a certain course of action, so this logic goes, he will succeed—but, in accepting these conditions, are his attempts to challenge his world of work doomed from the outset? Neurotic and pessimistic, yet endearing, comic and never less than entertaining, Perec’s Woody Allen-esque underling presents an acute and penetrating vision of the world of office work, as pertinent today as it was when it was written in 1968. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Casting Off

Autore: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504034945
Grandezza: 79,76 MB
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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.

Slade House

Autore: David Mitchell
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473616670
Grandezza: 28,77 MB
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Vista: 2463
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Turn down Slade Alley - narrow, dank and easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. Find the small black iron door set into the right-hand wall. No handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it swings open. Enter the sunlit garden of an old house that doesn't quite make sense; too grand for the shabby neighbourhood, too large for the space it occupies. A stranger greets you and invites you inside. At first, you won't want to leave. Later, you'll find that you can't. This unnerving, taut and intricately woven tale by one of our most original and bewitching writers begins in 1979 and comes to its turbulent conclusion around Hallowe'en, 2015. Because every nine years, on the last Saturday of October, a 'guest' is summoned to Slade House. But why has that person been chosen, by whom and for what purpose? The answers lie waiting in the long attic, at the top of the stairs . . .

If This Is A Woman

Autore: Sarah Helm
Editore: Abacus
ISBN: 9780349120034
Grandezza: 55,79 MB
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Vista: 1872
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On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 800 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - were marched through the woods fifty miles north of Berlin, driven on past a shining lake, then herded through giant gates. Whipping and kicking them were scores of German women guards. Their destination was Ravensbrück, a concentration camp designed specifically for women by Heinrich Himmler, prime architect of the Nazi genocide. For decades the story of Ravensbrück was hidden behind the Iron Curtain and today is still little known. Using testimony unearthed since the end of the Cold War, and interviews with survivors who have never spoken before, Helm has ventured into the heart of the camp, demonstrating for the reader in riveting detail how easily and quickly the unthinkable horror evolved.