The Yoga Teacher

By Alexandra Gray

Dissatisfied along with her task as a pharmaceutical rep and suffering from the decline of her long term courting, Grace, a well-heeled Londoner, makes use of yoga category to unwind, replicate, and momentarily go beyond her earthly dilemmas. whereas pitching her company’s newest antidepressant to the disarming Dr. James, she is electrified via his plan to check jap drugs in Vietnam and comes to a decision to hand over her activity to turn into a yoga teacher.

After learning on the eccentric White Lotus starting place in California, Grace returns to London, prepared for her new life.  yet not anything may have ready her for the motley workforce of scholars she amasses--from the octogenarian industrialist determined for distraction, the stick insect who indulges yogic aspirations while she tires of kabbalah, to the yankee movie famous person who makes use of yoga periods to hide a scandalous affair. crushed, Grace quickly reveals herself hoping on her bi-continental correspondence with Dr. James for solace and notion, his phrases soaring above her London real looking a candy promise.

With a watch for the absurdity in each come across, Alexandra grey lightly skewers our society’s choice for a quick-fix nirvana during this chronicle of 1 woman’s quest for romance and which means in an international numbed by means of materialism and psychotropic drugs.

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The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Cousins' War)

By Philippa Gregory

During this New York occasions bestseller that encouraged the seriously acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, Philippa Gregory tells the story of Anne Neville, a stunning younger lady who needs to navigate the treachery of the English court docket as her father, referred to as the Kingmaker, makes use of her and her sister as pawns in his political game.

The Kingmaker’s Daughter—Philippa Gregory’s first sister tale in view that The different Boleyn Girl—is the gripping story of the daughters of the guy referred to as the Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the main robust multi-millionaire in fifteenth-century England. and not using a son and inheritor, he makes use of his daughters, Anne and Isabel, as pawns in his political video games, and so they develop as much as be influential avid gamers of their personal correct.

At the court docket of Edward IV and his attractive queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a pleasant baby to turn into ever extra worried and determined while her father makes conflict on his former acquaintances. Married at age fourteen, she is quickly left widowed and fatherless, her mom in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her personal break out by means of marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, yet her selection will set her on a collision direction with the overpowering energy of the royal relatives.

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Captains Courageous (Penguin Classics)

By Rudyard Kipling

First released in 1897, Captain Courageous tells of the high-seas adventures of Harvey Cheyne, the son of an American millionaire, who, after falling from a luxurious ocean liner, is rescued by way of the raucous group of the fishing send We’re the following. Obstinate and spoiled in the beginning, Harvey in the end learns diligence and accountability and earns the camaraderie of the seamen, who deal with him as one in every of their very own. a real attempt of personality, Harvey’s months aboard the We’re the following supply a pleasant glimpse of lifestyles at sea and well-told morals of self-discipline, empathy, and self-reliance.

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The Making of Middle-earth: A New Look Inside the World of J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings constantly tops polls because the best-loved literary paintings of all time. Now medieval student and Tolkien specialist Christopher Snyder offers the main in-depth exploration but of Tolkien's resource fabrics for Middle-earth—from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval Europe and old Greece to the halls of Oxford and the battlefields of global conflict I. Fueled via the author's ardour for all issues Tolkien, this richly illustrated e-book additionally unearths the unusually pervasive effect of Tolkien's undying fantasies on smooth culture. 

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A Room with a View (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

By E. M. Forster

An enthralling story of the conflict among bourgeois repression and radical romanticism, E. M. Forster’s 3rd novel has lengthy been the most well-liked of his early works. a tender lady, Lucy Honeychurch, and her chaperon—products of right Edwardian England—visit a tempestuous, passionate Italy. Their “room with a view” permits them to check out a global a long way varied from their very own, an international unconcerned with conference, unfettered via social rituals, and unafraid of emotion. quickly Lucy unearths herself absolute to an evidently “unsuitable” guy, the melancholic George Emerson, whose flawed advances she dare now not publicize. again domestic, her buddy and mentor Charlotte Bartlett and her mom, attempt to control her into marriage with the extra “appropriate” yet smotheringly boring Cecil Vyse, whose surname indicates the imprisoning impression he may have on Lucy’s spirit.

A colourful gallery of characters, together with George’s riotously humorous father, Lucy’s sullen brother, the novelist Eleanor Lavish, and the reverend Mr. Beebe, line up on both sides, and A Room with a View unfolds as a delightfully satiric comedy of manners and an immensely enjoyable love tale.

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Mapp and Lucia

The fourth installment of the preferred series-a hilarious examine of Nineteen Thirties demeanour and pecking order-begins whilst Lucia Lucas rents a summer time place-the domestic of Elizabeth Mapp-in the English village of Tilling. among pass over Mapp's penchant for spying at the buddies and Lucia's fussy sidekick, Georgie, the level is decided for a conflict of wits.

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The Mayor of Casterbridge

The Mayor Of Casterbridge by way of Thomas Hardy Tells the story of a tender hay-trusser named Michael Henchard who overindulges in alcohol and quarrels along with his spouse, Susan. He makes a decision to public sale off his spouse and child daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, to a sailor, Mr. Newson, for 5 guineas. as soon as sober the following day, he's too past due to recuperate his family members. while he realises that his spouse and daughter are long past, he swears to not contact liquor back. Any earnings generated from the sale of this e-book will move in the direction of the Freeriver neighborhood venture, a undertaking that goals to aid groups and advertise wellbeing and fitness. to profit extra concerning the freeriver venture please stopover at the web site; conceal portray by way of John Pettie, 1882

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The Rainbow and Women in Love

By D. H. Lawrence

A well known literary determine, D. H. Lawrence driven the limits of early 20th century literature along with his frank dialogue of sexuality and women’s actual desire.

Set opposed to the backdrop of England’s business revolution, The Rainbow examines moving social roles in pre-First global warfare England during the reviews of 3 generations of Brangwen women—Anna, Ursula, and Gudrun—who every one care for their very own demanding situations: forbidden sexual hope, unfulfilling marriages and the impossibility of actual love.

Ursula and Gundrun Brangwen’s tales proceed in Women in Love, as they meet and advance relationships with Gerald Crich and Rupert Birkin.

HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic layout, upholding the top criteria in book creation and celebrating studying in all its types. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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Paths of Glory

By Jeffrey Archer

Some humans have goals which are so remarkable that in the event that they have been to accomplish them, their position in heritage will be assured. yet what if one guy had any such dream…and as soon as he'd fulfilled it, there has been no facts that he had accomplished his ambition?

This is the tale of this kind of guy: George Mallory. He as soon as advised an American reporter that he desired to climb Mt. Everest "because it is there." On his 3rd try in 1924, at age thirty-seven, he was once final obvious 600 ft from the head. His physique was once present in 1999. And it nonetheless is still a secret no matter if he ever reached the summit

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By Charlene Lunnon, Lisa Hoodless, Gill Paul

In 1999, on the gentle age of ten, Charlene Lunnon and Lisa Hoodless have been snatched as they walked to college. Over the subsequent week, they have been held captive, tortured, raped and nearly killed. information of the girls' disappearance ruled the headlines, and the whole kingdom held its breath, praying for his or her secure go back as a major police hunt didn't occur any clues. yet then a miracle occurred. the ladies have been came across alive, their abductor used to be arrested and the case was once closed.

But there has been to be no such closure for Charlene and Lisa. Over the arriving years, their friendship used to be strained to verge of collapse, as they struggled to reconcile themselves to their painful stories and to every other.

Abducted is their spectacular first-hand, insider account of the way it feels to be abducted, how they survived their terrible ordeal and the way they've got came across the energy to maneuver on and rebuild their lives.

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