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. every one personality portrayed embodies a issue and enacts a drama in settings that modify 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 will be. Deborah Levy is an actress, poet and playwright whose performs "Heresies" and "Ruins" have been commissioned through The Royal Shakespeare corporation.

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The Mistresses of Henry VIII

By Kelly Hart

The complete tale of the "other ladies" in Henry VIII's lifestyles is gifted here—everyone is aware in regards to the six other halves, yet this exciting account of affection, lust, and betrayal examines the mistresses
From an exhilarating new voice in Tudor heritage comes the tale of Henry's mistresses—the six mistresses that historians agree upon, and several other more possible ladies who have been concerned with Henry. Seventeen-year-old Henry VIII was once "a youngling, he cares for not anything yet ladies and hunting," and through the years, this did not swap a lot. Henry was once thought of a demi-god via his matters, so every one lady he selected used to be an individual who had controlled to face out in a crowd of attractive girls. having a look solid was once now not adequate, she had to be phenomenal to maintain the king's curiosity, and Henry's ladies have been each piece as exciting because the guy himself. The sixteenth century was once a time of profound alterations in faith and society throughout Europe, and a few of Henry’s enthusiasts have been on the vanguard of influencing those events. Here, they are finally rescued from obscurity. A must-read for Tudor and Anne Boleyn enthusiasts, this quantity additionally incorporates a necessary chronology of Henry’s marriages, liaisons, and children.

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The Birds Fall Down

By Rebecca West

Within the VIRAGO glossy vintage sequence, a family members saga and political mystery, during which eighteen-year-old Laura Rowan unwittingly turns into a witness to the momentous occasions best as much as the Russian Revolution.

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Jane Austen's England

By Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins

A cultural photograph of lifestyle on the earth of Jane Austen

Jane Austen, arguably the best novelist of the English language, wrote brilliantly in regards to the gentry and aristocracy of 2 centuries in the past in her money owed of younger girls trying to find love. Jane Austen’s England explores the customs and tradition of the true England of her daily life depicted in her vintage novels in addition to these via Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Drawing upon a wealthy array of up to date resources, together with many formerly unpublished manuscripts, diaries, and private letters, Roy and Lesley Adkins vividly painting the day-by-day lives of normal humans, discussing themes as different as beginning, marriage,  faith, sexual practices, hygiene, highwaymen, and superstitions.

From chores like fetching water to therapeutic with  medicinal leeches, from promoting better halves available to buy to purchasing smuggled gin, from the hardships confronted by way of younger girls and boys within the mines to the widely used sight of corpses swinging on gibbets, Jane Austen’s England offers an authoritative and gripping account that's occasionally funny, frequently surprising, yet continually pleasing.

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Walking the South Coast of England

Each year, humans flock to England’s south coast to go to background websites or just to chill at the seashore. yet to determine the genuine good looks that those excellent counties need to provide, decide up this exact advisor to a couple of the easiest strolling in Britain.

David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking typical landscapes and important landmarks at the manner. With rugged cliffs and historical cathedral towns, historical ports and beautiful flora and fauna, there’s whatever for everybody; even if you’re a professional hiker able to tackle the total stroll, or a summertime stroller who desires to event this worthwhile ramble in smaller doses.

With a close description of the whole direction, helpful information regarding the geography and background, and functional suggestion concerning navigation and native facilities, this necessary guidebook is a must have for a person going jogging on England’s south coast.

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A Cure for Cancer: The Cornelius Quartet 2

By Michael Moorcock

A mirror-image of his former self, Jerry Cornelius returns to a parallel London, armed with a vibragun and his notorious air of secrecy and charm to boot. at the path of the ugly Bishop Beesley, Jerry hunts for a mysterious gadget in a position to manipulating the cosmos. Corruption, violence and greed are rife in a war-torn Europe, yet Jerry is opposed to historical past; he's outdoors of heritage. He lusts for the equilibrium of anarchy, for randomness supreme—lock up your daughters (and sons), Jerry Cornelius is back.

Dunked into the ether of Chaos, the second one publication within the Cornelius Quartet, A remedy for melanoma, was once one of many first novels of its shape, utilizing hypermedia to spin an online of hauntingly surreal scenes, wickedly humorous social satire and sci-fi vignettes that resonate deeply for the fashionable reader.

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Devil's Consort: England's Most Ruthless Queen

By Anne O'Brien

Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, is a made up our minds lady who plots and schemes an fantastic direction among both strong males in 12th century Europe, a girl who can manoeuvre and manage to defend her personal lands as successfully as any power-grasping lord. Eleanor is single-minded in her fight to maintain her inheritance intact, prime her to reject one husband and take one other who will fulfil her wishes. Eleanor intends to reign as Queen and is ready to deliver scandal down upon herself in pursuit of her final prize. Hers is a narrative of strength, political intrigue, ardour and love.

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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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The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn (Random House Reader's Circle)

By Alison Weir

Drawing on myriad resources from the Tudor period, bestselling writer Alison Weir presents the 1st publication ever to envision, in unparalleled intensity, the gripping tale of Anne Boleyn’s ultimate days. the girl within the Tower explores the reasons and intrigues of these who helped to seal the queen’s destiny, unraveling the tragic story of Anne’s fall, from her miscarriage of the son who may have kept her to the ultimate, dramatic scene at the scaffold. What emerges is a rare portrayal of a lady of significant braveness, proven to the extraordinary by means of the poor plight within which she came upon herself, a strong queen whose enemies have been bent on completely destroying her. frightening yet fascinating, The girl within the Tower presents the complete array of proof of Anne Boleyn’s guilt—and innocence. in simple terms in Alison Weir’s able arms can readers study the reality concerning the destiny of 1 of the main influential and engaging figures in English history.

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The Everlasting Story of Nory

By Nicholson Baker

Our best fabulist of the standard now turns his realization on a 9-year-old American woman and produces a singular as enchantingly idiosyncratic as any he has written. Nory Winslow desires to be a dentist or a clothier of pop-up books. She likes telling tales and inventing dolls. She has nightmares approximately tooth, that can clarify her occupation selection. she will college in England, the place she is mocked for her accessory and her friendship with an unpopular woman, and he or she has made it throughout the 12 months with out crying.

Nicholson Baker follows Nory as she interacts along with her mom and dad and friends, thinks approximately God and death-watch beetles, and goals of cows with pointed tooth. during this precocious baby he provides us a heroine as canny and as whimsical as Lewis Carroll's Alice and inspires adolescence in all its luminous weirdness.

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