La Soffiatrice Di Vetro

Autore: Petra Durst-Benning
Editore: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8865593474
Grandezza: 33,15 MB
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A Lauscha, un piccolo villaggio tedesco immerso nei boschi della Turingia, gli abitanti si guadagnano da vivere da secoli allo stesso modo: soffiando il vetro. Una notte di settembre alla fine dell’Ottocento, però, il soffiatore Joost Steinmann muore inaspettatamente, lasciando le tre figlie – Marie, Ruth e Johanna – in ristrettezze economiche. Mentre Ruth pensa solo al bel giovane del villaggio che le fa gli occhi dolci e Johanna spera di trovare un impiego qualunque, Marie – la più piccola delle tre – ha un piano: diventare una soffiatrice di vetro, proprio come suo padre. Peccato, però, che a Lauscha la tradizione parli chiaro: solo gli uomini possono soffiare il vetro. Le donne devono occuparsi della decorazione e del confezionamento. Il buon senso vorrebbe che Marie lasciasse perdere. Invece la ragazza inizia a lavorare di nascosto, finché in paese non si diffonde la voce dell’arrivo di un nuovo misterioso soffiatore, e tutti accorrono per sapere chi si celi dietro quelle splendide e originalissime creazioni. Opera di una delle scrittrici di romanzi storici più affermate in Germania, La soffiatrice di vetro racconta la vicenda – ben scritta e impreziosita da un grande lavoro di documentazione – di tre sorelle costrette a lottare in un mondo chiuso alle novità e condizionato dai pregiudizi. Una storia irresistibile che mostra come a volte i sogni si realizzano restando fedeli a se stessi e al proprio cuore. «Petra Durst-Benning è una delle first lady del romanzo storico in Germania».

La Soffiatrice Di Vetro

Autore: Theresa Révay
ISBN: 9788845414183
Grandezza: 61,86 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 995
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The Forest Lover

Autore: Susan Vreeland
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143034308
Grandezza: 27,50 MB
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Presents a fictional portrait of pioneering artist Emily Carr, whose independence, boldly original artwork, and unconventional approach to life overcame Victorian restrictions to blaze a new path for twentieth-century women artists.

Day Of Judgement

Autore: Salvatore Satta
ISBN: 9781784975708
Grandezza: 47,17 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 511
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The Distant Hours

Autore: Kate Morton
Editore: Bolinda Audio
ISBN: 9781742677378
Grandezza: 65,95 MB
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A long lost letter arrives in the post and Edie Burchill finds herself on a journey to Milderhurst Castle, a great but moldering old house, where the Blythe spinsters live and where her mother was billeted 50 years before as a 13 year old child during WWII. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and have spent most of their lives looking after the third and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn't been the same since her fiancé jilted her in 1941.Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. The truth of what happened in 'the distant hours' of the past has been waiting a long time for someone to find it.Morton once again enthralls readers with an atmospheric story featuring unforgettable characters beset by love and circumstance and haunted by memory, that reminds us of the rich power of storytelling.

Great Australian Sporting Moments

Autore: Michael Roberts
Editore: The Miegunyah Press
ISBN: 0522855474
Grandezza: 56,75 MB
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"This is a fully illustrated book highlighting some memorable moments in Australian sporting history."--Provided by publisher.

Gracelin O Malley

Autore: Ann Moore
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453272933
Grandezza: 21,14 MB
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Set during Ireland’s devastating potato famine, a spellbinding novel of a young woman torn between love for her family and duty to her English husband. Patrick O’Malley names his newborn daughter Gracelin for the light of the sea that shines in her eyes. But when young Gracelin is only six years old, her mother’s untimely death drains joy and laughter from the O’Malley clan. At fifteen, Gracelin saves her family from financial ruin by marrying Bram Donnelly, the son of a wealthy English landowner. But, even though Gracelin is Protestant, she is snubbed by English high society for marrying above her station. To temporarily appease her husband’s cruel nature, she intends to provide him with an heir—but that, too, will end in sorrow. As famine sweeps Ireland, Gracelin openly defies her husband by feeding the desperate souls who come to their door. In secret, she also sides with the rebels who call themselves the Young Irelanders. Led by Morgan McDonagh and joined by Gracelin’s beloved brother, Sean, the Irelanders are determined to fight and free their homeland from the yoke of English rule. A vivid chronicle of nineteenth-century Ireland, the first volume of Ann Moore’s popular trilogy introduces a courageous young heroine and movingly portrays an indomitable people as they struggle to survive the infamous famine and the brutal civil war that arrived in its wake. Fans of gripping historical fiction will love this “epic saga that sweeps you into the life of a remarkable woman” (Romantic Times).


Autore: Joe Hill
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575086815
Grandezza: 54,57 MB
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Now a major Hollywood film starring Daniel Radcliffe: read it first, if you dare ... Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with one hell of a hangover, a raging headache ... and a pair of horns growing from his temples. Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned American musician, and the younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, Ig had security and wealth and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more - he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic. Then beautiful, vivacious Merrin was gone - raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances - with Ig the only suspect. He was never tried for the crime, but in the court of public opinion, Ig was and always would be guilty. Now Ig is possessed with a terrible new power - with just a touch he can see people's darkest desires - to go with his terrible new look, and he means to use it to find the man who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It's time for a little revenge; it's time the devil had his due.

The Life Of Thomas More

Autore: Peter Ackroyd
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 0307823016
Grandezza: 61,65 MB
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Peter Ackroyd's The Life of Thomas More is a masterful reconstruction of the life and imagination of one of the most remarkable figures of history. Thomas More (1478-1535) was a renowned statesman; the author of a political fantasy that gave a name to a literary genre and a worldview (Utopia); and, most famously, a Catholic martyr and saint. Born into the professional classes, Thomas More applied his formidable intellect and well-placed connections to become the most powerful man in England, second only to the king. As much a work of history as a biography, The Life of Thomas More gives an unmatched portrait of the everyday, religious, and intellectual life of the early sixteenth century. In Ackroyd's hands, this renowned "man for all seasons" emerges in the fullness of his complex humanity; we see the unexpected side of his character--such as his preference for bawdy humor--as well as his indisputable moral courage.


Autore: Marian Keyes
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141928689
Grandezza: 39,32 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Marian Keyes' sixth novel is a truly captivating story about a marriage that's gone wrong and a sensible girl who suddenly just wants to let her hair down. "We will shortly be landing at Los Angeles International Airport. Please ensure your seat is in the upright position, that you weigh less than a hundred pounds and that you have excellent teeth." Maggie Walsh has always done everything right. Sensibly. By the book. Until the day she leaves her husband and runs away to Hollywood, that is. Follow her on a journey of discovery, from suburbia to a suntan - taking in some heartache and lots of martinis along the way - as she discovers what she really wants in life and why she really walked out of her marriage.