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, used to be 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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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, used to be 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 Black Death: A Personal History

By John Hatcher

In this clean method of the historical past of the Black dying, John Hatcher, a world-renowned student of the center a long time, recreates way of life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village. by way of targeting the reviews of normal villagers as they lived—and died—during the Black loss of life (1345–50 AD), Hatcher vividly areas the reader at once into these tumultuous years and describes in interesting aspect the day by day life of individuals being affected by the tragic results of the plague. Dramatic scenes painting how contemporaries should have skilled and considered the momentous events—and how they attempted to make experience of it all.

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By John Hatcher

In this clean method of the historical past of the Black dying, John Hatcher, a world-renowned student of the center a long time, recreates way of life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village. by way of targeting the reviews of normal villagers as they lived—and died—during the Black loss of life (1345–50 AD), Hatcher vividly areas the reader at once into these tumultuous years and describes in interesting aspect the day by day life of individuals being affected by the tragic results of the plague. Dramatic scenes painting how contemporaries should have skilled and considered the momentous events—and how they attempted to make experience of it all.

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Billy Liar

By Keith Waterhouse, Nick Bentley

'Buy, borrow or beg Keith Waterhouse's remarkable new novel. i cannot suggest it too hugely. Waterhouse has an uncanny present for recapturing each angle, pain and word of adolescence and youth.' - Daily Mirror

'I wanted i would written Keith Waterhouse's first novel; and now, much more, I want i would written his moment . . . Billy Liar is particularly humorous: humorous in a wild and sardonic and high-spirited manner with out malice or cruelty.' - John Braine, writer of Room on the Top

'A fabulous novel, in language clean and candy, with characters brilliant and singular in a creative and dynamic tale. It teems, it bursts with originality.' - Saturday Review

'Extremely humorous . . . its lambent humour, quick-changing from strong to the fragile, is usually clean . . . may still gladden the hearts of even the main exacting readers.' - Daily Telegraph

Billy Fisher feels trapped by way of his working-class mom and dad, his unfulfilling activity as an undertaker's clerk, and his existence in a lifeless, provincial city. His in basic terms shelter is in his daydreams, the place he's the chief of the rustic of Ambrosia. regrettably, Billy's wild mind's eye leads him to inform lies continuously: to his mom and dad, his organisation, and his 3 girlfriends. On one tragi-comic Saturday, as Billy plots his break out to a lifetime of experience and pleasure in London, all his lies eventually meet up with him, with hilarious and disastrous effects. A destroy bestseller and one of many nice comedian novels of the twentieth century, Billy Liar (1959) encouraged an award-winning movie, a play, a musical, a tv sequence, and a sequel. This version marks the novel's first book in the USA in additional than fifty years and features a new advent through Nick Bentley and a duplicate of the unique jacket paintings via William Belcher.

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By Keith Waterhouse, Nick Bentley

'Buy, borrow or beg Keith Waterhouse's remarkable new novel. i cannot suggest it too hugely. Waterhouse has an uncanny present for recapturing each angle, pain and word of adolescence and youth.' - Daily Mirror

'I wanted i would written Keith Waterhouse's first novel; and now, much more, I want i would written his moment . . . Billy Liar is particularly humorous: humorous in a wild and sardonic and high-spirited manner with out malice or cruelty.' - John Braine, writer of Room on the Top

'A fabulous novel, in language clean and candy, with characters brilliant and singular in a creative and dynamic tale. It teems, it bursts with originality.' - Saturday Review

'Extremely humorous . . . its lambent humour, quick-changing from strong to the fragile, is usually clean . . . may still gladden the hearts of even the main exacting readers.' - Daily Telegraph

Billy Fisher feels trapped by way of his working-class mom and dad, his unfulfilling activity as an undertaker's clerk, and his existence in a lifeless, provincial city. His in basic terms shelter is in his daydreams, the place he's the chief of the rustic of Ambrosia. regrettably, Billy's wild mind's eye leads him to inform lies continuously: to his mom and dad, his organisation, and his 3 girlfriends. On one tragi-comic Saturday, as Billy plots his break out to a lifetime of experience and pleasure in London, all his lies eventually meet up with him, with hilarious and disastrous effects. A destroy bestseller and one of many nice comedian novels of the twentieth century, Billy Liar (1959) encouraged an award-winning movie, a play, a musical, a tv sequence, and a sequel. This version marks the novel's first book in the USA in additional than fifty years and features a new advent through Nick Bentley and a duplicate of the unique jacket paintings via William Belcher.

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Scenes from Early Life: A Novel. Philip Hensher

By Philip Hensher

'Scenes from adolescence' is the tale of 1 upper-middle-class Bengali relatives, instructed within the kind of a memoir. it's an autobiography, a singular and, partially, a historical past of 1 of the main ferocious of 20th-century civil wars.

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By Philip Hensher

'Scenes from adolescence' is the tale of 1 upper-middle-class Bengali relatives, instructed within the kind of a memoir. it's an autobiography, a singular and, partially, a historical past of 1 of the main ferocious of 20th-century civil wars.

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A Regimental Affair: A Novel

By Allan Mallinson

ALLAN MALLINSON’S A shut Run Thing and Honorable Company stirred readers and critics with the army adventures of younger Captain Matthew Hervey on the conflict of Waterloo and amid the cruel terrain and treacherous intrigues of India. Now, in 1817, Hervey returns to an England whose hard-won peace is shaken by way of the misery and discord of its humans. or even as he's stuck up within the turbulent sunrise of a brand new period, he needs to strive against a planned try and orchestrate his personal ruin.

The honors he gained in India fell wanting Captain Matthew Hervey’s private desire–to go back to his loved sixth gentle Dragoons. yet now situations enable him to renew command of the unit–and to marry the gorgeous girl Henrietta Lindsay, whom he has enjoyed considering the fact that youth. in the meantime, notwithstanding, his soldier’s center is pierced via the sight of guys in British scarlet crippled within the carrier of king and nation, now forgotten and get rid of, lowered to begging and petty crime. it's no ask yourself that rabble-rousers clamor for reform and that lawlessness is erupting all over the place, from the towns to the countryside.

As for Hervey’s personal cavalry, guarding Regency Brighton and ambushing French smugglers in hour of darkness coves, he reveals them, too, enormously replaced. Their new lieutenant colonel, Lord Towcester, is a cold-eyed martinet–vain, inept, and bigoted–who cares much less for the welfare of his males than for protecting the shine on their sparkling brass buttons. additionally, it quickly turns into transparent that he'll cease at not anything to lead to Hervey’s shame and downfall. For during this younger officer, a conflict hero and previous aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington, Towcester sees all that he himself as soon as forfeited via cowardice.

But the scandal that haunts Towcester is an outdated and mystery one and to show it can expense Hervey his rank, the command of his loved Sixth–and the skill to help his radiant, passionate bride. Even the captivating and made up our minds Henrietta, now not above a bit politicking in excessive areas to correct wrongs, is not able to diplomatically placed a cease to Towcester’s vendetta.

As the commercial Revolution builds and foodstuff riots fall down to rioting Luddite mobs, Hervey’s troop is published to counter the specter of a common riot. yet his box strategies and peacekeeping imaginative and prescient are jeopardized by way of enemies either inside and with out. after which destiny calls his regiment to the darkish frozen wastes of a far off frontier, the place one other people’s lifestyle is being destroyed by way of the march of swap, and the place tragedy and bloodshed will strength a showdown among Hervey and his nemesis.

A Regimental Affair is a gorgeous tapestry of bright characters, rousing motion, and actual ancient element that re-creates an international of well mannered English drawing rooms, poverty-stricken London streets, and frozen battlefields, the place human ardour and blind destiny provide delivery to the future of a nation–and a hero.

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By Allan Mallinson

ALLAN MALLINSON’S A shut Run Thing and Honorable Company stirred readers and critics with the army adventures of younger Captain Matthew Hervey on the conflict of Waterloo and amid the cruel terrain and treacherous intrigues of India. Now, in 1817, Hervey returns to an England whose hard-won peace is shaken by way of the misery and discord of its humans. or even as he's stuck up within the turbulent sunrise of a brand new period, he needs to strive against a planned try and orchestrate his personal ruin.

The honors he gained in India fell wanting Captain Matthew Hervey’s private desire–to go back to his loved sixth gentle Dragoons. yet now situations enable him to renew command of the unit–and to marry the gorgeous girl Henrietta Lindsay, whom he has enjoyed considering the fact that youth. in the meantime, notwithstanding, his soldier’s center is pierced via the sight of guys in British scarlet crippled within the carrier of king and nation, now forgotten and get rid of, lowered to begging and petty crime. it's no ask yourself that rabble-rousers clamor for reform and that lawlessness is erupting all over the place, from the towns to the countryside.

As for Hervey’s personal cavalry, guarding Regency Brighton and ambushing French smugglers in hour of darkness coves, he reveals them, too, enormously replaced. Their new lieutenant colonel, Lord Towcester, is a cold-eyed martinet–vain, inept, and bigoted–who cares much less for the welfare of his males than for protecting the shine on their sparkling brass buttons. additionally, it quickly turns into transparent that he'll cease at not anything to lead to Hervey’s shame and downfall. For during this younger officer, a conflict hero and previous aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington, Towcester sees all that he himself as soon as forfeited via cowardice.

But the scandal that haunts Towcester is an outdated and mystery one and to show it can expense Hervey his rank, the command of his loved Sixth–and the skill to help his radiant, passionate bride. Even the captivating and made up our minds Henrietta, now not above a bit politicking in excessive areas to correct wrongs, is not able to diplomatically placed a cease to Towcester’s vendetta.

As the commercial Revolution builds and foodstuff riots fall down to rioting Luddite mobs, Hervey’s troop is published to counter the specter of a common riot. yet his box strategies and peacekeeping imaginative and prescient are jeopardized by way of enemies either inside and with out. after which destiny calls his regiment to the darkish frozen wastes of a far off frontier, the place one other people’s lifestyle is being destroyed by way of the march of swap, and the place tragedy and bloodshed will strength a showdown among Hervey and his nemesis.

A Regimental Affair is a gorgeous tapestry of bright characters, rousing motion, and actual ancient element that re-creates an international of well mannered English drawing rooms, poverty-stricken London streets, and frozen battlefields, the place human ardour and blind destiny provide delivery to the future of a nation–and a hero.

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The Duel in Early Modern England: Civility, Politeness and Honour (Ideas in Context)

By Markku Peltonen

Arguments in regards to the perform of the duel in early smooth England have been frequent. Markku Peltonen, the celebrated highbrow historian, examines the talk, and divulges how the ethical and ideological prestige of duelling was once thought of inside a much wider cultural context of courtesy, civility and politeness. figuring out the duel contains realizing the most important matters within the cultural and ideological background of Stuart England. Peltonen's wide-ranging research engages the eye of an important viewers of historians and cultural and literary students.

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By Markku Peltonen

Arguments in regards to the perform of the duel in early smooth England have been frequent. Markku Peltonen, the celebrated highbrow historian, examines the talk, and divulges how the ethical and ideological prestige of duelling was once thought of inside a much wider cultural context of courtesy, civility and politeness. figuring out the duel contains realizing the most important matters within the cultural and ideological background of Stuart England. Peltonen's wide-ranging research engages the eye of an important viewers of historians and cultural and literary students.

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

By Anne O'Brien

'Anne O’Brien has joined the particular membership of good old novelists.’ - Sunday Express

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

Philippa of Hainault can 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 formidable lover Lord Mortimer whereas her husband rots in prison, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. it's going to take a brave younger guy to emerge from the shadows and get up by contrast bold pair.

Philippa won’t chill out and notice Edward puppeteered. She is set to determine 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 alluring brief tale yet will it usually be so?

Praise for Anne O’Brien:

‘One of the easiest 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” ladies of historyYorkshire Post

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

‘An interesting and exciting tale of affection and old 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 booklet downCandis

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

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By Anne O'Brien

'Anne O’Brien has joined the particular membership of good old novelists.’ - Sunday Express

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

Philippa of Hainault can 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 formidable lover Lord Mortimer whereas her husband rots in prison, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. it's going to take a brave younger guy to emerge from the shadows and get up by contrast bold pair.

Philippa won’t chill out and notice Edward puppeteered. She is set to determine 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 alluring brief tale yet will it usually be so?

Praise for Anne O’Brien:

‘One of the easiest 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” ladies of historyYorkshire Post

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

‘An interesting and exciting tale of affection and old 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 booklet 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 number of brief tales from playwright Deborah Levy, wisdom and instinct, technological know-how and love are juxtaposed as conflicting resources of motivation. each one personality portrayed embodies a problem and enacts a drama in settings that change 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 through The Royal Shakespeare corporation.

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By Deborah Levy

All through this, the 1st number of brief tales from playwright Deborah Levy, wisdom and instinct, technological know-how and love are juxtaposed as conflicting resources of motivation. each one personality portrayed embodies a problem and enacts a drama in settings that change 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 through The Royal Shakespeare corporation.

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The Last Witchfinder: A Novel

By James Morrow

Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a residing in recovery England. but if she witnesses the unjust and frightening execution of her loved aunt Isobel, the precocious baby makes a decision to make it her life's project to carry down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. Armed with little shop the facility of cause, and made up our minds to determine justice be successful, Jennet hurls herself right into a sequence of picaresque adventures—traveling from King William's Britain to the fledgling American Colonies to an uncharted island within the Caribbean, braving West Indies pirates, Algonquin Indian captors, the machinations of the Salem Witch court docket, and the sensuous love of a tender Ben Franklin. For Jennet can't and must never relaxation until eventually she has placed the final witchfinder into chapter 11.

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By James Morrow

Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a residing in recovery England. but if she witnesses the unjust and frightening execution of her loved aunt Isobel, the precocious baby makes a decision to make it her life's project to carry down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. Armed with little shop the facility of cause, and made up our minds to determine justice be successful, Jennet hurls herself right into a sequence of picaresque adventures—traveling from King William's Britain to the fledgling American Colonies to an uncharted island within the Caribbean, braving West Indies pirates, Algonquin Indian captors, the machinations of the Salem Witch court docket, and the sensuous love of a tender Ben Franklin. For Jennet can't and must never relaxation until eventually she has placed the final witchfinder into chapter 11.

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Jane Austen's England

By Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins

A cultural picture of way of life on the planet 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 bills of younger women searching for love. Jane Austen’s England explores the customs and tradition of the genuine England of her daily life depicted in her vintage novels in addition to these by means of Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Drawing upon a wealthy array of latest 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 subject matters as diversified as start, marriage,  faith, sexual practices, hygiene, highwaymen, and superstitions.

From chores like fetching water to therapeutic with  medicinal leeches, from promoting other halves available on the market to purchasing smuggled gin, from the hardships confronted via younger girls and boys within the mines to the well-known sight of corpses swinging on gibbets, Jane Austen’s England offers an authoritative and gripping account that's occasionally funny, usually stunning, yet consistently unique.

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By Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins

A cultural picture of way of life on the planet 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 bills of younger women searching for love. Jane Austen’s England explores the customs and tradition of the genuine England of her daily life depicted in her vintage novels in addition to these by means of Byron, Keats, and Shelley. Drawing upon a wealthy array of latest 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 subject matters as diversified as start, marriage,  faith, sexual practices, hygiene, highwaymen, and superstitions.

From chores like fetching water to therapeutic with  medicinal leeches, from promoting other halves available on the market to purchasing smuggled gin, from the hardships confronted via younger girls and boys within the mines to the well-known sight of corpses swinging on gibbets, Jane Austen’s England offers an authoritative and gripping account that's occasionally funny, usually stunning, yet consistently unique.

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