Gideon Smith And The Brass Dragon

Author: David Barnett
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466809094
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Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire, a teeming metropolis where steam-power is king and airships ply the skies, and where Queen Victoria presides over three quarters of the known world—including the east coast of America, following the failed revolution of 1775. Young Gideon Smith has seen things that no green lad of Her Majesty's dominion should ever experience. Through a series of incredible events Gideon has become the newest Hero of the Empire. But Gideon is a man with a mission, for the dreaded Texas pirate Louis Cockayne has stolen the mechanical clockwork girl Maria, along with a most fantastical weapon—a great brass dragon that was unearthed beneath ancient Egyptian soil. Maria is the only one who can pilot the beast, so Cockayne has taken girl and dragon off to points east. Gideon and his intrepid band take to the skies and travel to the American colonies hot on Cockayne's trail. Not only does Gideon want the machine back, he has fallen in love with Maria. Their journey will take them to the wilds of the lawless lands south of the American colonies – to free Texas, where the mad King of Steamtown rules with an iron fist (literally), where life is cheap and honor even cheaper. Does Gideon have what it takes to not only save the day but win the girl? David Barnett's Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon is a fantastical steampunk fable set against an alternate historical backdrop: the ultimate Victoriana/steampunk mash-up! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Gideon Smith And The Mask Of The Ripper

Author: David Barnett
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466809108
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In an alternate nineteenth century where a technologically advanced Britain holds sway over most of the known world and the American Revolution never happened, young Gideon Smith is firmly established as the Hero of the Empire. Back in London, Gideon and his colleagues: journalist Aloysius Bent, airship pilot Rowena Fanshawe, and Maria, the mechanical girl to whom Gideon has lost his heart, are dragged into a case that is confounding the Metropolitan Police. For the city is on the edge of mass rioting due to the continuing reign of terror by the serial killer known only as Jack the Ripper, who is rampaging though London's less salubrious quarters. While chasing the madman, a villain from their past strips Gideon Smith of his memory and is cast adrift in the seedy underbelly of London, where life is tough and death lurks in every shadowy alley. With mob rule threatening to engulf London, the Empire has never needed its hero more...but where is Gideon Smith? Gideon Smith and the Mask of the Ripper is the latest in David Barnett's riproaring steampunk adventures about a Britain that never was...but should have been. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Gideon Smith And The Mechanical Girl

Author: David Barnett
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466809086
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Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire. Airships ply the skies and Queen Victoria presides over three-quarters of the known world—including the East Coast of America, following the failed revolution of 1775. London might as well be a world away from Sandsend, a tiny village on the Yorkshire coast. Gideon Smith dreams of the adventure promised him by the lurid tales of Captain Lucian Trigger, the Hero of the Empire, told in Gideon's favorite "penny dreadful." When Gideon's father is lost at sea in highly mysterious circumstances Gideon is convinced that supernatural forces are at work. Deciding only Captain Lucian Trigger himself can aid him, Gideon sets off for London. On the way he rescues the mysterious mechanical girl Maria from a tumbledown house of shadows and iniquities. Together they make for London, where Gideon finally meets Captain Trigger. But Trigger is little more than an aging fraud, providing cover for the covert activities of his lover, Dr. John Reed, a privateer and sometime agent of the British Crown. Looking for heroes but finding only frauds and crooks, it falls to Gideon to step up to the plate and attempt to save the day...but can a humble fisherman really become the true Hero of the Empire? David Barnett's Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl is a fantastical steampunk fable set against an alternate historical backdrop: the ultimate Victoriana/steampunk mash-up! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Calling Major Tom

Author: David M. Barnett
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 140916814X
File Size: 69,48 MB
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'I loved everything about it.' Goodreads 'This book made me laugh, cry, giggle and gasp.' Goodreads 'One of my favourite books of the year. Charming and very sweet.' Goodreads ********************** Heartwarming eBook bestseller - the perfect read for anyone who enjoyed Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Together, A Man Called Ove and Matt Haig. ********************** Forty-something Thomas is very happy to be on his own, far away from other people and their problems. But beneath his grumpy exterior lies a story and a sadness that is familiar to us all. And he's about to encounter a family who will change his view of the world... for good. ********************** AS FEATURED IN THE GUARDIAN, THE FEEL-GOOD MUST-READ FOR 2018 'Must read' Daily Express 'Utterly irresistible' Sunday Mirror 'Funny, moving, sweetly life-affirming tale' Sunday Express ********************** 'Sheer joy.' Lucy Diamond 'Exactly what everyone needs right now.' Rachel Lucas 'I adored this book!' Ruth Hogan, The Keeper of Lost Things 'A much-needed antidote for these worrying times.' Julie Cohen 'A moving, funny, absorbing hot chocolate of a story.' Daniela Sacerdoti ********************** What other readers are saying about Calling Major Tom: 'Full and rich characters with all touching my heartstrings. Laughed and cried out loud.' Goodreads 'Oh my goodness, I loved this book so much. It made me laugh and cry, then laugh and cry even more.' Goodreads 'I loved this book. All the characters were lovable, charming and for some my heart broke into pieces.' Goodreads 'This was a lovely read with brilliant characters. I loved Tom. Made me laugh and cry. A lovely pick me up read. I loved the ending too. 5*' Goodreads

The Golden Apple Of Shangri La

Author: David Barnett
Editor: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466882077
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Flying straight from the pages of the Gideon Smith steampunk novels is airship pilot Rowena Fanshawe, who in this tale pre-dating the books discovers that heroes do not necessarily always behave with honor. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Post Office Afterw Kelly S Directory Of Hampshire Dorsetshire Wiltshire The Isle Of Wight And The Channel Islands

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The Publishers Weekly

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World Authors 1990 1995

Author: Clifford Thompson
Editor: Hw Wilson Company
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Offers biographical sketches of 320 writers' lives and works, including novelists, playwrights, poets, historians, biographers, critics, and philosophers.

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