The Scandalous Duchess

By Anne O'Brien

1372, The Savoy. Widow girl Katherine Swynford offers herself for a task within the loved ones of cruel royal prince John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, hoping to finish her destitution. however the Duke’s scandalous proposition leaves her lifetime of pious integrity reeling... Seduced by means of the glare of royal adoration, Katherine turns into John’s mistress. she's going to go away at the back of every little thing she has stood for to play moment mess around to his younger spouse and ruthless ambition. she is going to reside within the shadows of the main robust guy in England within the desire of a love more than propriety. yet quickly the court docket whispers – whore, harlot, vile temptress – achieve the ears of not only John’s bride yet his most threatening political enemies. because the Plantagenet prince is accused of bringing England to its knees, who greater guilty than shameless she-devil Katherine Swynford? Dragged from the shadows, Katherine needs to solution for her sins.

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By Anne O'Brien

1372, The Savoy. Widow girl Katherine Swynford offers herself for a task within the loved ones of cruel royal prince John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, hoping to finish her destitution. however the Duke’s scandalous proposition leaves her lifetime of pious integrity reeling... Seduced by means of the glare of royal adoration, Katherine turns into John’s mistress. she's going to go away at the back of every little thing she has stood for to play moment mess around to his younger spouse and ruthless ambition. she is going to reside within the shadows of the main robust guy in England within the desire of a love more than propriety. yet quickly the court docket whispers – whore, harlot, vile temptress – achieve the ears of not only John’s bride yet his most threatening political enemies. because the Plantagenet prince is accused of bringing England to its knees, who greater guilty than shameless she-devil Katherine Swynford? Dragged from the shadows, Katherine needs to solution for her sins.

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The Everlasting Story of Nory

By Nicholson Baker

Our ideal fabulist of the normal now turns his awareness on a 9-year-old American lady and produces a unique 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 the teeth, which can clarify her occupation selection. she's going to institution in England, the place she is mocked for her accessory and her friendship with an unpopular woman, and she or he has made it throughout the yr with out crying.

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

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By Nicholson Baker

Our ideal fabulist of the normal now turns his awareness on a 9-year-old American lady and produces a unique 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 the teeth, which can clarify her occupation selection. she's going to institution in England, the place she is mocked for her accessory and her friendship with an unpopular woman, and she or he has made it throughout the yr with out crying.

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

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Painter of Silence

By Georgina Harding

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Iasi, Romania, the early Nineteen Fifties. A anonymous guy is located at the steps of a health center. Deaf and mute, he's not able to speak till a tender nurse known as Safta brings paper and pencils with which he can draw. Slowly, painstakingly, stories look at the web page. The stories are Safta's additionally. For the fellow is Augustin, son of the prepare dinner on the manor condominium which used to be Safta's relatives domestic. Born six months aside, they grew up with a connection that bypassed phrases. yet whereas Augustin's international remained an analogous measurement Safta's improved to embody languages, society - and a fleeting love, one lengthy, scorching summer time. yet then got here conflict, and in its wake a brutal Stalinist regime, and not anything could stay a similar.

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By Georgina Harding

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Iasi, Romania, the early Nineteen Fifties. A anonymous guy is located at the steps of a health center. Deaf and mute, he's not able to speak till a tender nurse known as Safta brings paper and pencils with which he can draw. Slowly, painstakingly, stories look at the web page. The stories are Safta's additionally. For the fellow is Augustin, son of the prepare dinner on the manor condominium which used to be Safta's relatives domestic. Born six months aside, they grew up with a connection that bypassed phrases. yet whereas Augustin's international remained an analogous measurement Safta's improved to embody languages, society - and a fleeting love, one lengthy, scorching summer time. yet then got here conflict, and in its wake a brutal Stalinist regime, and not anything could stay a similar.

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Remarkable Creatures: A Novel

By Tracy Chevalier

A voyage of discovery, awesome girls, and a unprecedented time and position enhance this New York Times bestselling novel by means of Tracy Chevalier, writer of At the sting of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring.

at the windswept, fossil-strewn shorelines of the English coast, negative and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a special reward: "the eye" to identify fossils not anyone else can see. while she uncovers an strange fossilized skeleton within the cliffs close to her domestic, she units the non secular neighborhood on side, the townspeople to gossip, and the clinical global alight. After enduring sour chilly, thunderstorms, and landslips, her demanding situations merely develop whilst she falls in love with an very unlikely man.

Mary quickly reveals an not likely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who stocks her ardour for scouring the shores. Their dating moves a fragile stability among fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and infrequently suppressed envy, yet eventually seems to be their maximum asset.

Remarkable Creatures is a beautiful old novel that follows the tale of 2 striking nineteenth century fossil hunters who replaced the medical international eternally.

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By Tracy Chevalier

A voyage of discovery, awesome girls, and a unprecedented time and position enhance this New York Times bestselling novel by means of Tracy Chevalier, writer of At the sting of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring.

at the windswept, fossil-strewn shorelines of the English coast, negative and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a special reward: "the eye" to identify fossils not anyone else can see. while she uncovers an strange fossilized skeleton within the cliffs close to her domestic, she units the non secular neighborhood on side, the townspeople to gossip, and the clinical global alight. After enduring sour chilly, thunderstorms, and landslips, her demanding situations merely develop whilst she falls in love with an very unlikely man.

Mary quickly reveals an not likely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who stocks her ardour for scouring the shores. Their dating moves a fragile stability among fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and infrequently suppressed envy, yet eventually seems to be their maximum asset.

Remarkable Creatures is a beautiful old novel that follows the tale of 2 striking nineteenth century fossil hunters who replaced the medical international eternally.

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