The Uncrowned Queen (Short story prequel to The King's Concubine)

By Anne O'Brien

'Anne O’Brien has joined the unique membership of fine historic novelists.’ - Sunday Express

Her route to the throne is paved with treason… 1330.

Philippa of Hainault might be married to King Edward III yet she’s penniless and powerless. England quivers within the clutches of the Dowager Queen Isabella and her darkly bold lover Lord Mortimer whereas her husband rots in penal complex, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. it is going to take a brave younger guy to emerge from the shadows and stand up by contrast ambitious pair.

Philippa won’t relax and notice Edward puppeteered. She is set to work out justice performed. It’s her phrases whispered into the younger King Edward’s ear that would see the conflict for England’s throne commence.

Mightier have fallen. Treason threatens. The victor’s prize is England…failure is death.

It’s a robust union that ties Philippa and Edward during this darkly beautiful brief tale yet will it usually be so?

Praise for Anne O’Brien:

‘One of the simplest writers around…she outdoes even Philippa GregoryThe Sun

‘Her writing is highly evocative of the time period… O’Brien has produced an epic story’ Historical Novel Society

Anne O’Brien’s novels supply a voice to the “silent” girls of historyYorkshire Post

‘Once back O’Brien proves herself a medieval background magician, conjuring up a hot, sweeping storyLancashire night Post

‘An intriguing and exciting tale of affection and ancient politics. If you take pleasure in Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir you are going to love Anne O'BrienWe Love This Book

‘A brilliantly researched and well-told tale; you won’t be capable to positioned this ebook downCandis

‘A fast paced ancient drama that's filled with suspense.’ Essentials

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Ophelia and the Great Idea

By Deborah Levy

All through this, the 1st choice of brief tales from playwright Deborah Levy, wisdom and instinct, technology and love are juxtaposed as conflicting resources of motivation. each one personality portrayed embodies a limitation and enacts a drama in settings that adjust from Ibiza to Camden city, from rural Spain to a precarious rowing-boat. the writer is worried with chaos and lack of desire, with corruption and dedication to discovering a fact. She takes our global because it is, because it has been and existence because it should be. Deborah Levy is an actress, poet and playwright whose performs "Heresies" and "Ruins" have been commissioned by means of The Royal Shakespeare corporation.

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The Last Banquet

Set opposed to the backdrop of the Enlightenment, the delectable decadence of Versailles, and the French Revolution, The final Banquet is an intimate epic that tells the tale of 1 man’s quest to grasp the area via its many and remarkable flavors. Jean-Marie d’Aumout will test something as soon as, with outcomes which are from time to time mouthwatering and at others fascinatingly macabre (Three Snake Bouillabaisse someone? or even a few pickled Wolf's Heart?). while he's not obsessively trying to find a brand new style d’Aumout is a quick good friend, a loving husband, a doting father, and an resourceful lover. He befriends Ben Franklin, corresponds with the Marquis de Sade and Voltaire, turns into a favourite at Versailles, thwarts a peasant rebellion, improves upon conventional French equipment of birth control, performs an instrumental function within the Corsican conflict of Independence, and constructs France’s most interesting menagerie. yet d’Aumout’s each adventurous flip is set via his every now and then darkish obsession to grasp all of the world’s flavors earlier than that global alterations irreversibly.
 
As gripping as Patrick Suskind’s Perfume, as gloriously formidable as Daniel Kehlman’s Measuring the World, and as prize-worthy as Andrew Miller’s natural, The final dinner party is a highly attractive novel approximately nutrients and style, in regards to the Age of cause and the a while of guy, and our obsessions and approximately how, if we be able to live on them, they could bequeath us knowledge and comfort in outdated age.

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The Christine Brooke-Rose Omnibus: Four Novels: Out, Such, Between, Thru

These 4 novels through Christine Brooke-Rose each one strengthen designated narrative styles, altering the constructions, textures, types, and idioms of fiction to discover the vital tensions and contradictions in tradition. The novels are unusual through their excessive wit, stressed inventiveness, and the pointy concentration of a ecu humanist reflecting on that culture.

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The Princes in the Tower

By Alison Weir

Despite 5 centuries of research via historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his more youthful brother Richard, Duke of York, stay of the main interesting homicide mysteries in English historical past. Did Richard III particularly kill “the Princes within the Tower,” as is usually believed, or used to be the assassin another individual fullyyt? rigorously interpreting each shred of latest proof in addition to dozens of recent debts, Alison Weir reconstructs the total chain of occasions resulting in the double homicide. we're witnesses to the competition, ambition, intrigue, and fight for strength that culminated within the imprisonment of the princes and the hushed-up murders that secured Richard’s declare to the throne as Richard III. A masterpiece of old examine and a riveting tale of conspiracy and deception, The Princes within the Tower ultimately presents an answer to this age-old puzzle.

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Der Spion des Königs: Historischer Roman

By Simon Beaufort

Im Jahre 1101 kehrt Sir Geoffrey Mappestone aus Jerusalem nach England zurück. Doch auch hier kann er sich nicht von den Gräueln des Kreuzzuges erholen. Niemand hat mit seiner Rückkehr gerechnet, und so heißt guy ihn nicht eben herzlich willkommen. Zudem liegt sein Vater im Sterben. Er behauptet, von den eigenen Kindern vergiftet worden zu sein, was once niemand glaubt, bis er eines Morgens tot aufgefunden wird: erstochen mit Geoffreys Messer.

Auch von außen droht Gefahr: Der Earl of Shrewsbury und der Waliser Rhodri of Llan Martin strecken ihre gierigen Hände nach dem Besitz der Mappestones aus. Wieder einmal muss Geoffrey sich als Detektiv betätigen - und stößt bald auf eine Intrige, die bis zum Königshof reicht ...

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Walking the South Coast of England

Each year, humans flock to England’s south coast to go to historical past websites or just to chill at the seashore. yet to determine the true attractiveness that those excellent counties need to provide, choose up this targeted consultant to a few of the simplest strolling in Britain.

David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking common landscapes and critical landmarks at the method. With rugged cliffs and historical cathedral towns, old ports and beautiful flora and fauna, there’s whatever for everybody; no matter if you’re a professional hiker able to tackle the full stroll, or a summertime stroller who desires to event this lucrative ramble in smaller doses.

With a close description of the full course, helpful information regarding the geography and historical past, and sensible suggestion concerning navigation and native facilities, this beneficial guidebook is a must have for somebody going jogging on England’s south coast.

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Age, Narrative and Migration: The Life Course and Life Histories of Bengali Elders in London

By Katy Gardner

Whilst the majority of fresh examine on identification and ethnicity among South Asians in Britain has targeted upon more youthful humans, this ebook bargains with Bengali elders, the ‘first iteration' of migrants from Sylhet, in Bangladesh. The booklet describes what percentage of those elders face the strategies of getting old, disease and ― ultimately ― demise, in a rustic the place they didn't anticipate to stick and the place they don't unavoidably suppose they belong. The ways that they speak about and care for this, and particularly, their ambivalence in the direction of Britain and Bangladesh lies on the middle of the publication.

Centrally, the booklet relies round the males and women's lifestyles tales. In her research of those, Gardner indicates how narratives play a huge position within the formation of either collective and person id and are key domain names for the articulation of gender and age. Underlying the tales that folks inform, and occasionally hidden inside of their gaps and silences, are usually different matters and matters. utilizing specific idioms and narrative units, the elders speak about the contradictions and disjunctions of transmigration, their dating with and occasionally resistance to, the British country, and what they typically current because the ‘breakdown' of ‘traditional' methods. as well as this, the e-book indicates that histories, tales and identification will not be simply narrated via phrases, but additionally during the physique - a space hardly theorized in reviews of migration.

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Chosen for the Marriage Bed

By Anne O'Brien

Elizabeth de Lacy is advised she needs to wed her family's sworn enemy! Lord Richard Malinder needs to produce an inheritor, and a union with the de Lacy kinfolk may well end up advantageous...Elizabeth has no longer anticipated to believe such excessive allure and the warmth of anticipation rises as they make their approach to the bridal chamber...

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Mrs. Engels: A Novel

By Gavin McCrea

"The illiterate lover and eventual spouse of a coauthor of The Communist Manifesto is the superstar of this mesmerizing paintings of historic fiction."O: The Oprah Magazine

"Lizzie has been delivered to lifestyles with exuberant force."The big apple Times

"Impressive. . . . A memorable portrait of a girl trying to find a reason behind her personal, exact from the single made well-known via her husband."The Wall highway Journal

"Lizzie is as lively a narrator as a reader may well desire to encounter."The Minneapolis celebrity Tribune

Very little is understood approximately Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman and longtime lover of Frederick Engels, coauthor of The Communist Manifesto. In Gavin McCrea’s debut novel, Lizzie is ultimately given a voice that won’t be forgotten.

Lizzie is a terrible employee within the Manchester, England, mill that Frederick owns. once they movement to London to be in the direction of Karl Marx and relations, she needs to discover ways to navigate the advanced landscapes of Victorian society. we're aware of Lizzie’s intimate, wry perspectives on Marx and Engels’s challenge to spur revolution one of the operating periods, and to her ambivalence towards her newly circumstances.

Yet regardless of their profound transformations, Lizzie and Frederick are drawn jointly during this high-spirited love story.

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