By Wendy Wallace
Just outdoors London at the back of a tall stone wall stands Lake condo, a personal asylum for genteel girls of a fragile nature. within the iciness of 1859, recently-married Anna Palmer turns into its most recent arrival, tricked by means of her husband into leaving her domestic, incarcerated opposed to her will and declared hysterical and unhinged. without doubts as to her sanity, Anna is confident that she's going to be published once she will inform her tale.
But Anna quick learns that liberty won't come simply. And the longer she is still at Lake residence, the extra she realises that -- just like the airy bridge over the asylum's lake -- not anything is because it looks. Locked by myself in her room, she starts to adventure unusual visions and stories that can lead her to the reality approximately her previous, herself, and to freedom - or lead her up to now into the recesses of her brain that she might by no means get away…
Set in Victorian England, as superstitions collide with a brand new mental knowing, this based, emotionally suspenseful debut novel is a story of self-discovery, secrets and techniques, and look for the reality in an international the place the road among insanity and sanity turns out perilously fine.
By Patrick O'Brian
Der siebte Band aus der weltweit erfolgreichen marinehistorischen Serie um den Seehelden Jack Aubrey und seinen Schiffsarzt Dr. Stephen Maturin.
By Maeve Haran
Set opposed to the sumptuousness and intrigues of Queen Elizabeth I's court docket, this robust novel unearths the untold love affair among the recognized poet John Donne and Ann extra, the passionate girl who, opposed to all odds, grew to become his wife.
Ann extra, fiery and lively daughter of the Mores of Loseley condominium in Surrey, got here to London destined for a lifestyles on the court docket of Queen Elizabeth and an effective marriage. There she encountered John Donne, the darkly appealing younger poet who was once secretary to her uncle, the Lord Keeper of the good Seal. He used to be not like any guy she had ever met—angry, smart, witty, and in her eyes, insufferably conceited and careless of girls. but as they have been thrown jointly, Donne opened Ann's eyes to a brand new global of ardour and sensuality.
But John Donne—Catholic by way of historical past in an age whilst it used to be lethal harmful, tainted by means of an eye-catching trace of scandal—was the type of guy her status-conscious father distrusted and despised.
The girl and the Poet tells the tale of the forbidden love among one among our such a lot favourite poets and a woman who dared to insurgent opposed to her family members and the conventions of her time. They gave up every thing to be jointly and their love knew no bounds.
By Andrew Latham
CONTENU DU quantity :
LES PARDAILLAN : LES PARDAILLAN • L’ÉPOPÉE D’AMOUR • los angeles FAUSTA • FAUSTA VAINCUE • PARDAILLAN ET FAUSTA • LES AMOURS DU CHICO • LE FILS DE PARDAILLAN I • LE FILS DE PARDAILLAN II • los angeles FIN DE PARDAILLAN • los angeles FIN DE FAUSTA
AUTRES OEUVRES : LA MARQUISE DE POMPADOUR • LE RIVAL DU ROI • BORGIA ! (1900) • TRIBOULET • los angeles COUR DES MIRACLES • LE PONT DES SOUPIRS • LES AMANTS DE VENISE • FLEURS DE PARIS (1904) • BURIDAN, LE HÉROS DE l. a. journey DE NESLE (1905) • l. a. REINE SANGLANTE (1905) • LE CAPITAN (1906) • NOSTRADAMUS (1907) • L’HÉROÏNE (1908) • L’HÔTEL SAINT-POL • JEAN SANS PEUR • DON JUAN (1916) • LE ROI AMOUREUX (1916) • LE PRÉ-AUX-CLERCS (1919) • FIORINDA-LA-BELLE (1919)
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By Angus Donald
In the culture of Bernard Cornwell and Ben Kane, Outlaw is a rousing ancient novel that combines legend with truth to carry to lifestyles the time, the lives and the struggles of past due twelfth century England. because the Henry II struggles along with his rebelious young children and the clash among the Saxon the Aristocracy and the Norman conquerors maintains on as bloody as ever, there's a determine that has remained firmly fastened within the imagation of generations - Robin Hood, an outlaw and a renegade the Aristocracy made up our minds to deliver down the lads who took his land, his kin, and his position.
whilst he is stuck stealing, younger Alan Dale is pressured to go away his relations and visit dwell with a infamous band of outlaws in Sherwood woodland. Their chief is the notorious Robin Hood. a tricky, bloodthirsty warrior, Robin is extra feared than any guy within the county. And he turns into a mentor for Alan; along with his fellow outlaws, Robin teaches Alan the right way to struggle - and the way to win. yet Robin is a ruthless guy - and even though he's Alan's protector, if Alan displeases him, he simply as simply develop into his murderer...From bloody battles to riotous dinner party days to marauding packs of wolves, Outlaw is a gripping, action-packed ancient mystery that delves deep into the interesting legend of Robin Hood.
When his paintings in Eaton, Kansas, as a short lived lawman is over, he jumps from the frying pan into the fireplace whilst he's taking a place as a deputy U.S. marshal with a pal, Deputy U.S. Marshal Jackson Millet. Millet convinces Stone that operating as a lawman will supply him extra possibilities to run his outdated nemesis, a guy named Laird, to ground—and make him pay for Greyson’s homicide such a lot of years ago.
A war of words among the 2 lawmen and financial institution robbers enable Stone recognize he’s with regards to Laird—and he chafes on the regulations the marshal’s task has put on him, short of not anything greater than to trip to the within reach E.L. Ranch and tackle the outlaw he’s waited to lengthy to stand.
But while Laird and his companion, invoice Dubin, brazen it out with a trip to the marshals, they’re in for a blazing gun conflict the likes of which the little city of Tascosa hasn't ever visible. They won’t cross down with out a fight—and they’re made up our minds to not die by way of a LAWMAN’S GUN…
By Astrid Fritz
Schon als kleines Mädchen ist die bayrische Fürstentochter Sabina dem Herrscher von Württemberg versprochen. Sie will nicht, doch wen kümmert das, wenn es um große Politik geht? Als Jahre später die Hochzeit mit ungeheurem Prunk begangen wird, ahnt die junge Frau, dass eine furchtbare Ehe auf sie wartet. Denn Herzog Ulrich ist berüchtigt für seine gewalttätigen Launen und seine Eifersucht. Als er in blinder Wut seinen engsten Freund ermordet, schwebt auch Sabina in höchster Gefahr. Sie muss fliehen – ohne ihre Kinder. Ulrich nimmt sich derweil mit Gewalt das Bauernmädchen Maria zur Geliebten. Auch ihr droht der furchtbare Herzog zum Verhängnis zu werden …
"Das Mädchen und die Herzogin lässt Landesgeschichte lebendig werden. Figuren, die bisher nur Fakten aus dem Geschichtsunterricht waren, werden in dem Buch zu Fleisch und Blut." (Stuttgarter Zeitung)
"Sehr bewegend!" (Neue Woche)