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 offers the 1st booklet ever to ascertain, in extraordinary intensity, the gripping tale of Anne Boleyn’s ultimate days. the woman within the Tower explores the explanations 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 might have kept her to the ultimate, dramatic scene at the scaffold. What emerges is a unprecedented portrayal of a lady of serious braveness, proven to the intense by way of the negative plight during which she came across herself, a robust queen whose enemies have been bent on completely destroying her. scary yet pleasing, The woman within the Tower presents the entire array of facts of Anne Boleyn’s guilt—and innocence. basically in Alison Weir’s able fingers can readers study the reality concerning the destiny of 1 of the main influential and engaging figures in English history.

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By Alison Weir

Drawing on myriad resources from the Tudor period, bestselling writer Alison Weir offers the 1st booklet ever to ascertain, in extraordinary intensity, the gripping tale of Anne Boleyn’s ultimate days. the woman within the Tower explores the explanations 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 might have kept her to the ultimate, dramatic scene at the scaffold. What emerges is a unprecedented portrayal of a lady of serious braveness, proven to the intense by way of the negative plight during which she came across herself, a robust queen whose enemies have been bent on completely destroying her. scary yet pleasing, The woman within the Tower presents the entire array of facts of Anne Boleyn’s guilt—and innocence. basically in Alison Weir’s able fingers 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 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 understand the realm via its many and fabulous flavors. Jean-Marie d’Aumout will attempt something as soon as, with results 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 isn't obsessively looking for a brand new flavor d’Aumout is a quick good friend, a loving husband, a doting father, and an ingenious 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 tools of birth control, performs an instrumental position within the Corsican struggle of Independence, and constructs France’s most interesting menagerie. yet d’Aumout’s each adventurous flip is set by means of his from time to time darkish obsession to understand all of the world’s flavors ahead of that international 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 ceremonial dinner is a highly attractive novel approximately meals and style, concerning the Age of cause and the a while of guy, and our obsessions and approximately how, if we be ready to continue to exist them, they could bequeath us knowledge and comfort in outdated age.

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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 understand the realm via its many and fabulous flavors. Jean-Marie d’Aumout will attempt something as soon as, with results 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 isn't obsessively looking for a brand new flavor d’Aumout is a quick good friend, a loving husband, a doting father, and an ingenious 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 tools of birth control, performs an instrumental position within the Corsican struggle of Independence, and constructs France’s most interesting menagerie. yet d’Aumout’s each adventurous flip is set by means of his from time to time darkish obsession to understand all of the world’s flavors ahead of that international 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 ceremonial dinner is a highly attractive novel approximately meals and style, concerning the Age of cause and the a while of guy, and our obsessions and approximately how, if we be ready to continue to exist them, they could bequeath us knowledge and comfort in outdated age.

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The Princes in the Tower

By Alison Weir

Despite 5 centuries of research by way of historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his more youthful brother Richard, Duke of York, stay of the main attention-grabbing homicide mysteries in English heritage. Did Richard III quite kill “the Princes within the Tower,” as is usually believed, or used to be the assassin another individual completely? rigorously studying each shred of latest proof in addition to dozens of recent bills, Alison Weir reconstructs the whole chain of occasions resulting in the double homicide. we're witnesses to the competition, ambition, intrigue, and fight for energy 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 ancient examine and a riveting tale of conspiracy and deception, The Princes within the Tower ultimately offers an answer to this age-old puzzle.

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By Alison Weir

Despite 5 centuries of research by way of historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his more youthful brother Richard, Duke of York, stay of the main attention-grabbing homicide mysteries in English heritage. Did Richard III quite kill “the Princes within the Tower,” as is usually believed, or used to be the assassin another individual completely? rigorously studying each shred of latest proof in addition to dozens of recent bills, Alison Weir reconstructs the whole chain of occasions resulting in the double homicide. we're witnesses to the competition, ambition, intrigue, and fight for energy 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 ancient examine and a riveting tale of conspiracy and deception, The Princes within the Tower ultimately offers an answer to this age-old puzzle.

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1066 The Conquest

By Peter Fieldman

ENGLAND'S DEFINING second IN historical past 1000 YEARS in the past ON probably the most very important DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY.

A NORMAN DUKE LED THE final INVASION of britain TO develop into KING of britain. APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF 8 at the loss of life OF HIS FATHER, HE SURVIVED makes an attempt ON HIS lifestyles AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL international packed with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE turned the main strong FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND received THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, until eventually the ultimate war of words at the box close to HASTINGS GAVE HIM THE CROWN . this is often 1066, THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.

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By Peter Fieldman

ENGLAND'S DEFINING second IN historical past 1000 YEARS in the past ON probably the most very important DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY.

A NORMAN DUKE LED THE final INVASION of britain TO develop into KING of britain. APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF 8 at the loss of life OF HIS FATHER, HE SURVIVED makes an attempt ON HIS lifestyles AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL international packed with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE turned the main strong FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND received THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, until eventually the ultimate war of words at the box close to HASTINGS GAVE HIM THE CROWN . this is often 1066, THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.

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The Mistresses of Henry VIII

By Kelly Hart

The complete tale of the "other girls" in Henry VIII's existence is gifted here—everyone is familiar with 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 a number of other more possible girls who have been concerned with Henry. Seventeen-year-old Henry VIII was once "a youngling, he cares for not anything yet women and hunting," and through the years, this did not swap a lot. Henry used to be thought of a demi-god via his topics, so every one girl he selected was once an individual who had controlled to face out in a crowd of beautiful girls. having a look solid was once now not adequate, she had to be extraordinary to maintain the king's curiosity, and Henry's girls have been every piece as exciting because the guy himself. The sixteenth century was once a time of profound adjustments in faith and society throughout Europe, and a few of Henry’s fanatics have been on the leading edge of influencing those events. Here, they are finally rescued from obscurity. A must-read for Tudor and Anne Boleyn enthusiasts, this quantity additionally encompasses a necessary chronology of Henry’s marriages, liaisons, and children.

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By Kelly Hart

The complete tale of the "other girls" in Henry VIII's existence is gifted here—everyone is familiar with 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 a number of other more possible girls who have been concerned with Henry. Seventeen-year-old Henry VIII was once "a youngling, he cares for not anything yet women and hunting," and through the years, this did not swap a lot. Henry used to be thought of a demi-god via his topics, so every one girl he selected was once an individual who had controlled to face out in a crowd of beautiful girls. having a look solid was once now not adequate, she had to be extraordinary to maintain the king's curiosity, and Henry's girls have been every piece as exciting because the guy himself. The sixteenth century was once a time of profound adjustments in faith and society throughout Europe, and a few of Henry’s fanatics have been on the leading edge of influencing those events. Here, they are finally rescued from obscurity. A must-read for Tudor and Anne Boleyn enthusiasts, this quantity additionally encompasses a necessary chronology of Henry’s marriages, liaisons, and children.

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Glover's Mistake: A Novel

By Nick Laird

"Terrific. it is the form of ebook Jane Austen would've written had she been male and hipper-and had web access."
-Chicago Tribune

along with his debut novel, Utterly Monkey, Nick Laird received acclaim on each side of the Atlantic for his deft humor and sharp-eyed powers of statement. during this new novel, disaffected thirty-something collage instructor David introduces his former instructor, American artist Ruth Marks, to his buddy and flatmate James Glover, unwittingly surroundings in position a love triangle loaded with pressure, guilt, and heartbreak. Set within the London artwork scene awash with new cash and highbrow pretension, Nick Laird's insightful and drolly satirical novel explores the character of up to date romance between broken souls whose hearts and heads by no means particularly line up lengthy adequate for them to accomplish actual happiness.

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By Nick Laird

"Terrific. it is the form of ebook Jane Austen would've written had she been male and hipper-and had web access."
-Chicago Tribune

along with his debut novel, Utterly Monkey, Nick Laird received acclaim on each side of the Atlantic for his deft humor and sharp-eyed powers of statement. during this new novel, disaffected thirty-something collage instructor David introduces his former instructor, American artist Ruth Marks, to his buddy and flatmate James Glover, unwittingly surroundings in position a love triangle loaded with pressure, guilt, and heartbreak. Set within the London artwork scene awash with new cash and highbrow pretension, Nick Laird's insightful and drolly satirical novel explores the character of up to date romance between broken souls whose hearts and heads by no means particularly line up lengthy adequate for them to accomplish actual happiness.

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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 megastar of this captivating paintings of historic fiction."O: The Oprah Magazine

"Lizzie has been dropped at lifestyles with exuberant force."The long island Times

"Impressive. . . . A memorable portrait of a girl searching for a reason for her personal, specified from the only made well-known via her husband."The Wall highway Journal

"Lizzie is as lively a narrator as a reader may possibly wish to encounter."The Minneapolis megastar 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 eventually given a voice that won’t be forgotten.

Lizzie is a terrible employee within the Manchester, England, mill that Frederick owns. once they circulate to London to be toward Karl Marx and family members, she needs to discover ways to navigate the complicated landscapes of Victorian society. we're aware about Lizzie’s intimate, wry perspectives on Marx and Engels’s venture 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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By Gavin McCrea

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

"Lizzie has been dropped at lifestyles with exuberant force."The long island Times

"Impressive. . . . A memorable portrait of a girl searching for a reason for her personal, specified from the only made well-known via her husband."The Wall highway Journal

"Lizzie is as lively a narrator as a reader may possibly wish to encounter."The Minneapolis megastar 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 eventually given a voice that won’t be forgotten.

Lizzie is a terrible employee within the Manchester, England, mill that Frederick owns. once they circulate to London to be toward Karl Marx and family members, she needs to discover ways to navigate the complicated landscapes of Victorian society. we're aware about Lizzie’s intimate, wry perspectives on Marx and Engels’s venture 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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The Birds Fall Down

By Rebecca West

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

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By Rebecca West

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

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The Birth of Love: A Novel

By Joanna Kavenna

From the winner of the Orange Award for brand new Writers, an epic novel of childbirth―past, current, and destiny

The 12 months is 1865. In Vienna, Dr. Ignasz Semmelweiss has been hounded into an asylum through his clinical friends, ridiculed for his declare that medical professionals' unwashed palms are the basis reason behind childbed fever. In present-day London, Bridget Hughes juggles her younger son, husband, and mom as she plans her domestic delivery, unprepared for the trial she is ready to suffer. someplace in 2135, in an international the place people are birthed and raised in breeding farms, Prisoner 730004 is on trial for concealing a pregnancy.

Through 3 tales spanning centuries, acclaimed novelist Joanna Kavenna explores the main simple plight of girls, from the slaughterhouse of primitive drugs to a futurisic imaginative and prescient of technological oppression. Poised on the midpoint is Bridget, whose fervent trust within the knowledge of nature is proven in a single of the main gripping debts of work to seem in fiction.

Original, strong, and performed out opposed to an enormous canvas, The start of Love is right away a singular concerning the production of human lifestyles, technology and religion, insanity and compromise, and the epic trip of motherhood.

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By Joanna Kavenna

From the winner of the Orange Award for brand new Writers, an epic novel of childbirth―past, current, and destiny

The 12 months is 1865. In Vienna, Dr. Ignasz Semmelweiss has been hounded into an asylum through his clinical friends, ridiculed for his declare that medical professionals' unwashed palms are the basis reason behind childbed fever. In present-day London, Bridget Hughes juggles her younger son, husband, and mom as she plans her domestic delivery, unprepared for the trial she is ready to suffer. someplace in 2135, in an international the place people are birthed and raised in breeding farms, Prisoner 730004 is on trial for concealing a pregnancy.

Through 3 tales spanning centuries, acclaimed novelist Joanna Kavenna explores the main simple plight of girls, from the slaughterhouse of primitive drugs to a futurisic imaginative and prescient of technological oppression. Poised on the midpoint is Bridget, whose fervent trust within the knowledge of nature is proven in a single of the main gripping debts of work to seem in fiction.

Original, strong, and performed out opposed to an enormous canvas, The start of Love is right away a singular concerning the production of human lifestyles, technology and religion, insanity and compromise, and the epic trip of motherhood.

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