Zitta E Ferma Miss Portland

Autore: Giorgi Viviana
Editore: Emma Books
ISBN: 8868930609
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Nel 2015 si è festeggiato l’ottantesimo anniversario di ‘Regency Buck’, considerato il primo romanzo storico ambientato durante il periodo della Reggenza (1811-1820): firmato da Georgette Heyer nel 1935, dava inizio a uno dei generi più popolari di tutti i tempi, il regency. Per celebrare quel romanzo e la sua autrice, Viviana Giorgi ha scritto per Emma Books un divertissement affettuoso che fin dal titolo riecheggia gli umori del genere e si ispira a quel mondo, all’apparenza popolato solo da duchi e conti e marchesi – spesso arroganti e libertini – e da ingenue debuttanti in cerca di marito o prede di cacciatori di dote. La Giorgi lo ripercorre a suo modo, con i toni ironici che caratterizzano la sua scrittura e cambiando un po’ le regole del gioco... In ‘Zitta e ferma, Miss Portland!’ ci sono, come è giusto che sia, un conte refrattario al matrimonio (addirittura due, per la verità); una giovane donna (Miss Portland, naturalmente) indifferente alle regole del ton e per nulla desiderosa di accasarsi; la season londinese in tutto il suo splendore e pure “un’estate da ricordare” (come direbbe Mary Balogh) nella campagna del Sussex. E infine, tra qualche scaramuccia, un duello mancato e un tentativo di fuga verso Gretna Green, l’immancabile happy ending.

A Summer To Remember

Autore: Mary Balogh
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074811761X
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Kit Butler, cool and dangerous, is one of London's most infamous bachelors and marriage is the last thing on his mind. Desperate to thwart his father's matchmaking, Kit needs a bride . . . fast. Enter Miss Lauren Edgeworth . . . A year after being abandoned at the altar, Lauren has determined that marriage is not for her. When these two fiercely independent souls meet, sparks fly - and a deal is hatched. Lauren will masquerade as Kit's intended if he agrees to provide a passionate, adventurous, unforgettable summer. When summer ends, she will break off the engagement, rendering herself unmarriageable and leaving them both free. Everything is going perfectly - until Kit does the unthinkable: he begins to fall in love. A summer to remember is not enough for him. But how can he convince Lauren to be his . . . for better, for worse, for the rest of their lives?

Regency Buck

Autore: Georgette Heyer
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446457494
Grandezza: 23,46 MB
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'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' Sunday Telegraph. A beautifully repackaged edition of one of the best of the best. It is in regrettable circumstances that beautiful Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine first encounter Julian St John Audley. The man, they both agree, is an insufferably arrogant dandy. But unfortunately for them, he is also the Fifth Earl of Worth, a friend of the Regent, and, quite by chance, their legal guardian...

Amore Orgoglio E Pregiudizio

Autore: Gianinetto Paola
Editore: Emma Books
ISBN: 889766931X
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In occasione del bicentenario di Orgoglio e Pregiudizio, tre autrici ci raccontano tre storie d’amore diverse, ma con qualcosa in comune: sono tutte ispirate (più o meno liberamente) al grande romanzo di Jane Austen, che compie ben duecento anni, ma non li dimostra affatto.Tre racconti, dunque, e tre protagonisti: Gemma, scrittrice di romance che, invitata a Chawton per le celebrazioni in onore di Orgoglio e Pregiudizio, conosce l’arrogante Mr Alexander nel racconto First Impressions di Viviana Giorgi; William, figlio di Darcy e Lizzy, innamorato di Erin, nel racconto di Laura Randazzo Per onore e per amore; e infine Katherine che, nel racconto Negli occhi del drago di Paola Gianinetto, disprezza, ma è anche attratta dal bellissimo e ricchissimo Edward.Tre storie d’amore da non perdere per immergersi nelle atmosfere “austeniane” e lasciarsi trasportare dall’immaginazione. Perché, come dice Mr Darcy: «L’immaginazione femminile è velocissima: balza in un attimo dall’ammirazione all’amore, dall’amore al matrimonio».

Brunswick Gardens

Autore: Anne Perry
Editore: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345523709
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In London's affluent Brunswick Gardens, the battle over Charles Darwin's revolutionary theory of evolution intensifies as the respected Reverend Parmenter is boldly challenged by his beautiful assistant, Unity Bellwood—a “new woman” whose feminism and aggressive Darwinism he finds appalling. When Unity, three months pregnant, tumbles down the staircase to her death, Superintendent Thomas Pitt is as certain as he can be that one of the three deeply devout men in the house committed murder. Could it have been the Reverend Parmenter? His handsome curate? Or his son, a fervent Roman Catholic? Pitt and his clever wife, Charlotte, refuse to settle for less than the truth—or less than justice.

Au Revoir Les Enfants Goodbye Children

Autore: Louis Malle
Editore: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802131140
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Provides the screenplay of Louis Malle's film about the friendship between a young Catholic boy and his Jewish friend, who is sent off to the Nazi death camps

Into The Deep

Autore: Samantha Young
Editore: Samantha Young
ISBN: 0989497194
Grandezza: 32,26 MB
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Live young. Live hard. Love deep. Charley Redford was just an ordinary girl until Jake Caplin moved to her small town in Indiana and convinced her she was extraordinary. Almost from day one Jake pulled Charley into the deep and promised he was right there with her. But when a tragic incident darkened Jake's life he waded out into the shallows and left Charley behind. Almost four years later Charley thinks she's moved on. That is until she takes a study year abroad in Edinburgh and bumps into none other than Jake Caplin at a party with his new girlfriend. The bad-boy-turned-good attempts to convince Charley to forgive him, and as her best friend starts spending time with Jake's, Charley calls a truce, only to find herself tumbling back into a friendship with him. As they grow closer, the spark between them flares and begins playing havoc with their lives and relationships. When jealousy and longing rear their destructive heads, Charley and Jake struggle to come to grips with what they mean to one another. And even if they work it out, there is no guarantee Charley will ever trust Jake to lead her back into the deep...

Cavendon Hall

Autore: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Editore: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250032334
Grandezza: 80,46 MB
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an epic saga of intrigue and mystique set in Edwardian England. Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, lives there with his wife Felicity and their six children. Walter Swann, the premier male of the Swann family, is valet to the earl. His wife Alice, a clever seamstress who is in charge of the countess's wardrobe, also makes clothes for the four daughters. For centuries, these two families have lived side-by-side, beneath the backdrop of the imposing Yorkshire manor. Lady Daphne, the most beautiful of the Earl's daughters, is about to be presented at court when a devastating event changes her life and threatens the Ingham name. With World War I looming, both families will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible. Loyalties will be challenged and betrayals will be set into motion. In this time of uncertainty, one thing is sure: these two families will never be the same again. Cavendon Hall is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her very best, and its sweeping story of secrets, love, honor, and betrayal will have readers riveted up to the very last page.

Cathedral

Autore: Raymond Carver
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1409016366
Grandezza: 38,18 MB
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Raymond Carver said it was possible 'to write about commonplace things and objects using commonplace but precise language and endow these things - a chair, a window curtain, a fork, a stone, a woman's earring - with immense, even startling power'. Nowhere is this alchemy more striking than in the title story of Cathedral in which a blind man guides the hand of a sighted man as together they draw the cathedral the blind man can never see. Many view this story, and indeed this collection, as a watershed in the maturing of Carver's work to a more confidently poetic style.

Roping The Wind

Autore: E. L. James
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0099579944
Grandezza: 57,34 MB
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Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you and stay with you for ever. When Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. Ana must learn to share Grey's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity or independence; and Grey must overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that still haunt him. Now, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But just when it seems that they really do have it all, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true ...