2011-09-27

The Favored Queen

By Carolly Erickson
  • Full Title : The Favored Queen
  • Author : Carolly Erickson
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1429988959
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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From The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, who married him only days after the execution of Anne Boleyn and ultimately lost her own life in giving him the son he badly needed to guarantee the Tudor succession Born into an ambitious noble family, young Jane Seymour is sent to Court as a Maid of Honor to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's aging queen. She is devoted to her mistress and watches with empathy as the calculating Anne Boleyn contrives to supplant her as queen. Anne's single-minded intriguing threatens all who stand in her way; she does not hesitate to arrange the murder of a woman who knows a secret so dark that, if revealed, would make it impossible for the king to marry Anne. Once Anne becomes queen, no one at court is safe, and Jane herself becomes the victim of Anne's venomous rage when she suspects Jane has become the object of the king's lust. Henry, fearing that Anne's inability to give him a son is a sign of divine wrath, asks Jane to become his next queen. Deeply reluctant to embark on such a dangerous course, Jane must choose between her heart and her loyalty to the king. Acclaimed biographer and bestselling novelist Carolly Erickson weaves another of her irresistible historical entertainments about the queen who finally gave Henry VIII his longed for heir, set against the excitement and danger of the Tudor Court.


2008-06-30

The Favored Child

By Philippa Gregory
  • Full Title : The Favored Child
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1439103402
  • Pages : 624
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  • Language : English
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory comes the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller Wideacre as the once-great Lacey estate is restored to its former grandeur—though not without cost. The Wideacre estate is bankrupt. The villagers are living in poverty and formerly stunning hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. But, in the Dower House nearby, two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the estate, rivals for the love of the village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry. Only one can be the favored child—only one can inherit the magical understanding between the land and the Lacey family that can make the Sussex village grow green again. Only one can be Beatrice Lacey’s true heir. Sensual, gripping, and mystical, The Favored Child irresistibly sweeps the reader into a world of secrets, betrayals, and power in this revolutionary period of English history.


2013-10-22

The Spanish Queen

By Carolly Erickson
  • Full Title : The Spanish Queen
  • Author : Carolly Erickson
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1250038383
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife and mother of Mary I When young Catherine of Aragon, proud daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, is sent to England to marry the weak Prince Arthur, she is unprepared for all that awaits her: early widowhood, the challenge of warfare with the invading Scots, and the ultimately futile attempt to provide the realm with a prince to secure the succession. She marries Arthur's energetic, athletic brother Henry, only to encounter fresh obstacles, chief among them Henry's infatuation with the alluring but wayward Anne Boleyn. In The Spanish Queen, bestselling novelist Carolly Erickson allows the strong-willed, redoubtable Queen Catherine to tell her own story—a tale that carries her from the scented gardens of Grenada to the craggy mountains of Wales to the conflict-ridden Tudor court. Surrounded by strong partisans among the English, and with the might of Spanish and imperial arms to defend her, Catherine soldiers on, until her union with King Henry is severed and she finds herself discarded—and tempted to take the most daring step of her life. Carolly Erickson's historical entertainments continue to succeed in creating a unique blend of historical authenticity and page-turning drama.


2012-09-18

The Unfaithful Queen

By Carolly Erickson
  • Full Title : The Unfaithful Queen
  • Author : Carolly Erickson
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 1250011027
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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From New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII, a novel about Catherine Howard, wife of Henry's later years Amid the turbulent, faction-ridden late reign of the fearsome Henry, eager high-spirited Catherine Howard caught the king's eye—but not before she had been the sensual plaything of at least three other men. Ignorant of her past, seeing only her youthful exuberance and believing that she could make him happy, he married her—only to discover, too late, that her heart belonged to his gentleman usher Tom Culpeper. As the net of court intrigue tightens around her, and with the Tudor succession yet again in peril because of Prince Edward's severe illness, Queen Catherine struggles to give the angry, bloated and impotent king a son. But when her relations turn against her, she finds herself doomed, just as her cousin Anne Boleyn was, to face the executioner. The Unfaithful Queen lays bare the dark underbelly of the Tudor court, with its sugared rivalries and bitter struggles for power, where a girl of noble family could find herself sent to labor among the turnspits in the kitchens or—should fortune favor her—be exalted to the throne.


2011-08-02

Rival to the Queen

By Carolly Erickson
  • Full Title : Rival to the Queen
  • Author : Carolly Erickson
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781429945301
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a novel about the bitter rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and her fascinating cousin, Lettice Knollys, for the love of one extraordinary man. Powerful, dramatic and full of the rich history that has made Carolly Erickson's novels perennial bestsellers, this is the story of the only woman to ever stand up to the Virgin Queen— her own cousin, Lettie Knollys. Far more attractive than the queen, Lettie soon won the attention of the handsome and ambitious Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, a man so enamored of the queen and determined to share her throne that it was rumored he had murdered his own wife in order to become her royal consort. The enigmatic Elizabeth allowed Dudley into her heart, and relied on his devoted service, but shied away from the personal and political risks of marriage. When Elizabeth discovered that he had married her cousin Lettie in secret, Lettie would pay a terrible price, fighting to keep her husband's love and ultimately losing her beloved son, the Earl of Essex, to the queen's headsman. This is the unforgettable story of two women related by blood, yet destined to clash over one of Tudor England's most charismatic men.


2014-01-02

The Creation of Anne Boleyn

By Susan Bordo
  • Full Title : The Creation of Anne Boleyn
  • Author : Susan Bordo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1780744293
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Anne's life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why has she inspired such extreme reactions? What did she really even look like?! And perhaps the most provocative questions concern Anne's death more than her life. How could Henry order the execution of a once beloved wife? Drawing on scholarship and popular culture Bordo probes the complexities of one of history's most infamous relationships. In her inimitable, straight-talking style Bordo dares to confront the established histories, stepping off the well-trodden paths of Tudoriana to expertly tease out the human being behind the myths.


2021-04-08

Narrative and Other Readings in the Book of Esther

By Else K. Holt
  • Full Title : Narrative and Other Readings in the Book of Esther
  • Author : Else K. Holt
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0567697622
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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This collection of essays considers the Book of Esther from a literary and sociological perspective. In part one, Else Holt outlines the main questions of historical-critical research in the Book of Esther. She also discusses the theological meaning of a biblical book without God, and examines how the book was transmitted through the last centuries BCE. She also explores how the Hebrew and Greek variants of the Book of Esther picture its main character, Esther, the Jewish queen of Persia. In part two, Holt offers deconstructive reading of themes hidden under the surface-levels of the book. Chapters include discussions of Esther's initiation into her role as Persian queen; the inter-textual conversation with two much later texts, The Arabian Nights and The Story of O; and the relationship between Mordecai, the Jew, and his opponent Haman, the Agagite, as a matter of mimetic doublings. The last part of the book introduces the sociological concept of ethnicity-construction as the backdrop for perceiving the instigation of the Jewish festival Purim and the violence connected to it, and looks at the Book of Esther as an example of trauma literature. The concluding chapter analyses the moral quality of the book of Esther, asking the question: Is it a bedtime story?


2016-03-23

Queen's Man: into the Inferno

By AnnaMarie Alt
  • Full Title : Queen's Man: into the Inferno
  • Author : AnnaMarie Alt
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1514450534
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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AN ANCIENT DARK CURSE deprives powerful, haunted Queen Rejeena of daughters to heir and further her lineage. Her cousin, Ishtabarra, plots to betray and kill her, in order to ascend to the throne. DOMINEERING WOMEN rule the island of Kriiscon, and hold men as slaves. The men battle to destroy the enforced servitude. FATE PLUNGES A MAINLAND MAN, Aarvan, into the turmoil of armed conflicts fueled by hatred and injustice. He awakens from a blow to the head with no memory, claimed as queens man, Rejeenas love slave. CONFLICTS ERUPT between Rejeena and her slave, Aarvan. He is repelled and infuriated by the way of life on Kriiscon. Seized and bound by a potent, exotic attraction, they ride a searing tidal wave of lust. As conflicts boil, and passion deepens, can they build an affinity to endure the intrigues swirling about them? CAN AARVAN SAVE THE queen when she, ignoring his warnings of danger stalking her, travels into Ishtabarras realm? ONLY BY RELYING UPON each other, their wits and courage, can Rejeena and Aarvan survive.


2013-01-01

Know Your Bible from A to Z

By Jim George
  • Full Title : Know Your Bible from A to Z
  • Author : Jim George
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 0736950001
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Bestselling author Jim George helps readers gain a wider and richer understanding of the Bible. Included are more than 150 carefully selected topics that provide fascinating insights about important historical events, interesting customs and cultural practices, and significant people and places. What makes this book especially helpful is that the vast majority of the topics include personal applications for today. As a result, Bible facts come alive, and readers come to see how Scripture is truly relevant to every part of everyday living. Know Your Bible from A to Z makes personal exploration of the Bible more rewarding and life-transforming. Both new and longtime Christians will find this a must-have resource to keep alongside their Bibles. Formerly titled The Bare Bones Bible® Facts.


2015-03-17

World Clothing and Fashion

By Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • Full Title : World Clothing and Fashion
  • Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317451678
  • Pages : 832
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  • Language : English
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Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children. Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.


2017-04-05

Queen’S Man: Enter the Caana

By AnnaMarieAlt
  • Full Title : Queen’S Man: Enter the Caana
  • Author : AnnaMarieAlt
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 154341303X
  • Pages : 322
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  • Language : English
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Queen Rejeena of the island of Kriiscon and her queens man Aarvan live in chaos. Forces oppose the couple from within and without. Continuous assassination hazard stalks the queen while a hefty price rides upon his head. Vengeance and treachery crouch in the shadows, waiting to strike them both. Rejeena and Aarvans tumultuous love / contentious affinity continues, sparked by their opposing views of Kriisconian mores, particularly male slavery. And now the queen carries daughters of his seed in her womb that is vital to hera new tender attachment for him. Entering Caana, they meet a violent group of dissenting men and women who avow to end male slavery on the island at any cost. They, especially, consider the queens man a detested traitor to the brotherhood of men. Their sight was on Aarvan, who showed that his widespread, combative reputation was a persuasive magnet. Their goal is to convert him or kill him as an example to all. Can Aarvan convince their leader Jannsen that he will make a better ally than enemy? A conspiracy emerges involving the great queen and her powerful, deceitful collaborator Queen Tabarana forcing Aarvan to directly defy Kriisconian law. Queen Rejeena faces her most testing battle yet to protect and save her queens man.


2009-08-18

The White Queen

By Philippa Gregory
  • Full Title : The White Queen
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1416563911
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life the extraordinary story of Elizabeth Woodville, a woman who rises from obscurity to become Queen of England, and changes the course of history forever. Elizabeth Woodville is a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition. Her mother is Jacquetta, also known as the mystical lady of the rivers, and she is even more determined to bring power and wealth to the family line. While riding in the woods one day, Elizabeth captures the attentions of the newly crowned King Edward IV and, despite her common upbringing, marries him in secret. When she is raised up to be his queen, the English court is outraged, but Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for her family’s dominance. Yet despite her best efforts, and even with the help of her mother’s powers, her two sons become pawns in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London. In this dazzling account of the deadly Wars of the Roses, brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize: the throne of England.


2020-02-18

The Harvest HandbookTM of Bible Lands

By Steven Collins,Joseph M. Holden
  • Full Title : The Harvest HandbookTM of Bible Lands
  • Author : Steven Collins,Joseph M. Holden
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 0736975438
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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“The scope of your learning...will be unlimited and enhanced by leaps and bounds as you use this wonderful tool.” from the Foreword by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr New discoveries are constantly being made as archaeologists work to uncover the ancient history of the Bible lands to tell a more complete story of the people, customs, and events of that era. Archaeologist Steven Collins and Bible scholar Joseph M. Holden have spent decades making and researching those discoveries and now offer a wealth of information based on the latest findings. This exciting addition to The Harvest HandbookTM series provides a textual and visual bird’s-eye view of ancient Near Eastern biblical geography, culture, history, and chronology. If you’re looking for an accurate, readable, and user-friendly resource to further your study of God’s Word, The Harvest HandbookTMof Bible Lands provides a valuable backdrop for biblical narratives and literature. With the most up-to-date information from biblical and archaeological disciplines, you will find your knowledge greatly enriched through well-written narrative-style text, numerous maps, instructive photographs, illustrations, and charts. This must-have tool will become your favorite resource as you study Scripture.


2012-01-05

The Favored

By Tom Richmond
  • Full Title : The Favored
  • Author : Tom Richmond
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 1469130734
  • Pages : 209
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  • Language : English
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Investigative reporter Jason Banning and his fiance Carrie James receive an unwelcome reception when they first arrive in the small rural community of Hittleton. They are there on assignment to get a supplement story about sons of the heartland, direct descendants of the original settlers. Soon they uncover a number of clues that leads them to conclusive evidence of a very cold case triple murder. Suspense builds when Carrie gets wounded in a suspicious hunting accident. Meanwhile, the awkward riddles of Ellie, a backward daughter of a pillar of the community are all Jason has to go on until he discovers a mysterious meteorite on Vernon Hittles property. Thereafter, Jason will stop at nothing until he reveals the ultimate secret of the seven patriarchs of Hittleton who are it appears miraculously fortunate in their ancestry.


2019-12-13

General Above: The Favored Siren

By Mou R
  • Full Title : General Above: The Favored Siren
  • Author : Mou R
  • Publisher : Funstory
  • ISBN Code : 1647812690
  • Pages : N.A
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"I often wonder, just who are you crying for in that deserted alley during the rainy night?" He placed his chin on her hair and asked depressingly as the dragon caved in.He didn't seem to have a serious tone to his words, but he had to take the question that came out of the emperor's mouth seriously.Her body stiffened for a moment, then she turned around and wrapped her delicate and white arms around his neck, sticking close to him like a water snake. "Because I met you, I cried with joy, Your Majesty." She had found his lips and sealed them with a kiss.


2010-08-03

The Red Queen

By Philippa Gregory
  • Full Title : The Red Queen
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1416563938
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life Margaret Beaufort, heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, who charts her way through treacherous alliances to take control of the English throne. Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her Lancaster house is the true ruler of England, and that she has a great destiny before her. Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret is determined to turn her lonely life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost to herself, to England, and even to the little boy. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York’s daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of all time—all the while knowing that her son has grown to manhood, recruited an army, and awaits his opportunity to win the greatest prize in all of England. The Red Queen is a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history.


2014-06-25

Precipice

By TC Joseph
  • Full Title : Precipice
  • Author : TC Joseph
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1480807842
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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“This rollicking book weaves together the stories of a handful of characters whose seemingly normal lives become marked by unexpected, bizarre and apocalyptic events.” —Kirkus Reviews “Dan Brown’s religious thrillers collide with the horror and sci-fi of Alien in this spellbinding book.” —Foreword Clarion It is 1969 as teenaged heiress, Kimberly Martin, enters a seedy Georgia bar, desperate to end her haunting dreams of alien abduction. But, she instinctively knows they are more than just dreams. Aliens are preparing her womb for an implanted hybrid and she has a plan she hopes will stop them in their tracks. But Kim has no idea that her act of defiance is about to unleash a stream of events that will catapult her, her family, and her friends to the precipice of a plot to overtake the world. After hearing confessions at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Kimberly’s brother, Benny, learns in a vision that Kimberly is a candidate for insemination and that it is his job to shepherd Earth’s people into a new dawn. Meanwhile, Sarah Matheson, Texas Bible college student, is visited by what she thinks is an angel who performs a strange procedure on her. In Illinois, Chris Altenbrook has just walked away from a potentially lucrative athletic career to enter the priesthood without any idea of what lies ahead. As three families are rocked by alien abduction, attempted murder, and Vatican intrigue, a turbulent world begins to spiral out of control and nothing seems certain. Precipice is a fast-paced adventure of world domination and cosmic conspiracies as three families uncover the powerful truths that await this generation.


2012-05-22

The Complete Life of Krishna

By Vanamali
  • Full Title : The Complete Life of Krishna
  • Author : Vanamali
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1594776903
  • Pages : 488
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  • Language : English
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The first book to cover Krishna’s entire life, from his childhood pranks to his final powerful acts in the Mahabharata war • Draws from the Bhagavad Purana, the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata, and India’s sacred oral tradition • Shows how the stories of Krishna’s life are expressed with such simplicity and humor that they enable anyone--man, woman, or child--to see the wisdom of his teachings • Provides a valuable meditative tool that allows the lessons of these stories to illuminate from within Krishna, one of the most beloved characters of the Hindu pantheon, has been portrayed in many lights: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero, an exemplary ruler, and the Supreme Being. In The Complete Life of Krishna, Vanamali, a leading Krishna expert from a long line of prominent Krishna devotees, provides the first book in English or Sanskrit to cover the complete range of the avatar’s life. Drawing from the Bhagavad Purana, the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata, and India’s sacred oral tradition, Vanamali shares stories from Krishna’s birth in a dungeon and early days as a merry trickster in Vrindavana, through his time as divine ruler at Dwaraka, to his final powerful acts as the hero Arjuna’s charioteer and guru in the Kurukshetra war. She explains how Krishna became a mahayogi, the greatest of all yogis, and attained complete mastery over himself and nature. By integrating the hero-child with the mahayogi, the playful lover with the divine ruler, Vanamali shows how the stories of Krishna’s life are expressed with such simplicity and humor that they enable anyone--man, woman, or child--to see the wisdom of his teachings. This complete biography of the man who was also a god provides a valuable meditative tool allowing Krishna’s lessons to illuminate from within.


2020-11-24

Dark Tides

By Philippa Gregory
  • Full Title : Dark Tides
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1501187201
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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Named a Best Book of the Month by CNN and MSNBC Named a Most Exciting New Book of Fall by PopSugar #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England. Midsummer Eve 1670. Two unexpected visitors arrive at a shabby warehouse on the south side of the River Thames. The first is a wealthy man hoping to find the lover he deserted twenty-one years before. James Avery has everything to offer, including the favour of the newly restored King Charles II, and he believes that the warehouse's poor owner Alinor has the one thing his money cannot buy—his son and heir. The second visitor is a beautiful widow from Venice in deepest mourning. She claims Alinor as her mother-in-law and has come to tell Alinor that her son Rob has drowned in the dark tides of the Venice lagoon. Alinor writes to her brother Ned, newly arrived in faraway New England and trying to make a life between the worlds of the English newcomers and the American Indians as they move toward inevitable war. Alinor tells him that she knows—without doubt—that her son is alive and the widow is an imposter. Set in the poverty and glamour of Restoration London, in the golden streets of Venice, and on the tensely contested frontier of early America, this is a novel of greed and desire: for love, for wealth, for a child, and for home


2015-08-25

The Taming of the Queen

By Philippa Gregory
  • Full Title : The Taming of the Queen
  • Author : Philippa Gregory
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476758824
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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By the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a novel of passion and power at the court of a medieval killer, a riveting new Tudor tale featuring King Henry VIII’s sixth wife Kateryn Parr. Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives—King Henry VIII—commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn’s trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry’s dangerous gaze turns on her. The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy—the punishment is death by fire and the king’s name is on the warrant... From the bestselling author who has illuminated all of Henry’s queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power, and education at the court of a medieval killer.