Il Testamento Del Conte Inverardi

Author: Luigi Rainero Fassati
Editor: Salani
ISBN: 8869187705
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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.

At War With Asia

Author: Noam Chomsky
Editor: AK Press
ISBN: 9781902593890
Size: 13,51 MB
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Indispensable look at American military involvement in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos until 1970.

Florence Grace

Author: Tracy Rees
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1787471829
Size: 13,74 MB
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'Possibly the most wonderful book I've ever read. A complete joy' Amazon reviewer. Florrie Buckley is an orphan, living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It's a hard existence but Florrie is content. But when she is fourteen, she inherits a never-imagined secret: she is related to a wealthy and notorious London family, the Graces. Overnight, Florrie's life changes and she moves from country to city, from poverty to wealth. Cut off from everyone she has ever known, Florrie struggles to learn the rules of this strange new world. And then she must try to fathom her destructive pull towards the enigmatic and troubled Turlington Grace, a man with many dark secrets of his own. What readers are saying about Tracy Rees: "Tracy Rees writes from the heart" Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter "Tracy Rees is the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction" Lucinda Riley "A beautifully crafted story with added romance" Isabelle Broom "Tracy's writing is so fresh, original and authentic" Rosanna Ley

Shadow Magic Dream Magic

Author: Joshua Khan
Editor: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407180525
Size: 19,47 MB
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Lileth Shadow, princess of darkness, is struggling with her growing powers. Castle Gloom is filling with ghosts and zombies roam the country. Then Lily is attacked by a mysterious sorcerer known as Dreamweaver and his army of jewel-spiders. Can Thorn and his giant bat save Lily from the realm of sleep and help her overcome the evil Dreamweaver?

Midnight Blue

Author: Simone Van Der Vlugt
Editor: Sterling Mystery Series
ISBN: 9781683248804
Size: 13,44 MB
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Amsterdam 1654: against the backdrop of Holland's Golden Age, a dangerous secret threatens to destroy a young widow's new life.

Lost Girls

Author: Angela Marsons
Editor: Bookouture
ISBN: 1910751405
Size: 11,53 MB
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Confusion

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504034937
Size: 13,91 MB
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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.

How To Watch Football

Author: Ruud Gullit
Editor:
ISBN: 9780241978009
Size: 11,99 MB
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How can one striker be better than three? Why do the best defenders never need to make a tackle? What's the secret of Tiki-taka? Welcome to Ruud Gullit's masterclass on how to 'read' a match. From his unrivalled perspective as player, manager and pundit, the Dutch football legend shows us everything to look for in a 90 minute match. From formations and tactical decisions to player qualities and pivotal moments, Ruud Gullit unveils the hidden patterns on the pitch. Packed with his acute insights, original observations and talking points, How to Watch Football will quite simply change the way you see the beautiful game.

Beside Myself

Author: Ann Morgan
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632864355
Size: 17,15 MB
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Six-year-old Helen and Ellie are identical twins, but Helen is smarter, more popular, and their mother's favorite. Ellie, on the other hand, requires special instruction at school, is friendless, and is punished at every turn. Until they decide to swap places--just for fun, and just for one day--and Ellie refuses to switch back. Everything of Helen's, from her toys to her friends to her identity, now belongs to her sister. With those around her oblivious to her plight, the girl who used to be Helen loses her sense of self and withdraws into a spiral of behavioral problems, delinquency, and mental illness. In time, she's not even sure of her memory of the switch. Twenty-five years later, she receives a call that threatens to pull her back into her sister's dangerous orbit. Will she take this chance to face her past?