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The Piccadilly Plot

By Susanna Gregory
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  • Publisher : Sphere
  • Isbn : 9780748121052
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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'Fans will be pleased to hear that Susanna Gregory has yet again hit on a winning formula of taking a likeable main character, involving him in a gripping plot and setting them within a commendably realistic setting. It is another bravura performance' - Historical Novels Review -------------------------- The seventh adventure in the Thomas Chaloner series. Thomas Chaloner is relieved to be summoned back to London. His master, the Earl of Clarendon, has sent him to Tangier to investigate a case of corruption. Chaloner will be glad to be home, to be reunited with his new wife, but the trivial reason for his recall exasperates him - the theft of material from the construction site of Clarendon's embarrassingly sumptuous new house just north of Piccadilly. Within hours of his return, Chaloner considers these thefts even more paltry as he is thrust into extra investigations involving threats of assassination, a stolen corpse and a scheme to frame the Queen for treason. Yet there are connections from them all which thread through the unfinished Clarendon House... 'Pungent with historical detail' (Irish Times) 'A richly imagined world of colourful medieval society and irresistible monkish sleuthing' (Good Book Guide) 'Corpses a-plenty, exciting action sequences and a satisfying ending' (Mystery People)

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Lisa Passerini is Professor of Cultural History at the University of Turin. --

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This meticulously edited Arnold Bennett collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels: A Man from the North The Grand Babylon Hotel Anna of the Five Towns Leonora A Great Man Teresa of Watling Street Sacred and Profane Love Hugo The Ghost- A Modern Fantasy The City of Pleasure: A Fantasia on Modern Themes Buried Alive The Old Wives' Tale Clayhanger Denry the Audacious Helen with the High Hand The Card Hilda Lessways The Plain Man and His Wife The Regent: A Five Towns Story of Adventure in London The Price of Love From the log of the Velsa These Twain The Pretty Lady The Roll-Call The Lion's Share Mr.Prohack Lilian Riceyman Steps Elsie and the Child The Strange Vanguard Accident Imperial Palace Short Stories Collections: Tales of the Five Towns The Grim Smile of the Five Towns The Matador of the Five Towns The Woman who Stole Everything and Other Stories The Loot of Cities Mr. Penfound's Two Burglars Midnight at the Grand Babylon The Police Station The Adventure of the Prima Donna The Episode in Room 222 Saturday to Monday A Dinner at the Louvre Plays: What the Public Wants The Honeymoon The Great Adventure The Title Judith Non-Fiction: The Truth about an Author How to Become an Author The Reasonable Life Literary Taste: How to Form It How to Live on 24 Hours a Day The Feast of St. Friend: A Christmas Book Mental Efficiency Those United States Friendship and Happiness Paris Nights and Other Impressions of Places and People The Author's Craft Over There: War Scenes on the Western Front Books and Persons: Selections from The New Age 1908-1911 Self and Self-Management Things That Have Interested Me The Human Machine

The Greatest Works of Arnold Bennett

By Arnold Bennett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664559531
  • Pages : 8902
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 756
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Musaicum Books presents to you this meticulously edited Arnold Bennett collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Novels: A Man from the North The Grand Babylon Hotel Anna of the Five Towns Leonora A Great Man Teresa of Watling Street Sacred and Profane Love Hugo The Ghost- A Modern Fantasy The City of Pleasure: A Fantasia on Modern Themes Buried Alive The Old Wives' Tale Clayhanger Denry the Audacious Helen with the High Hand The Card Hilda Lessways The Plain Man and His Wife The Regent: A Five Towns Story of Adventure in London The Price of Love From the log of the Velsa These Twain The Pretty Lady The Roll-Call The Lion's Share Mr.Prohack Lilian Riceyman Steps Short Stories Collections: Tales of the Five Towns The Grim Smile of the Five Towns The Matador of the Five Towns The Loot of Cities Mr. Penfound's Two Burglars Midnight at the Grand Babylon The Police Station The Adventure of the Prima Donna The Episode in Room 222 Saturday to Monday A Dinner at the Louvre Plays: What the Public Wants The Honeymoon The Great Adventure The Title Judith Non-Fiction: Journalism For Women The Truth about an Author How to Become an Author The Reasonable Life Literary Taste: How to Form It How to Live on 24 Hours a Day The Feast of St. Friend: A Christmas Book Mental Efficiency Those United States Friendship and Happiness Paris Nights and Other Impressions of Places and People The Author's Craft Over There: War Scenes on the Western Front Books and Persons: Selections from The New Age 1908-1911 Self and Self-Management Things That Have Interested Me The Human Machine

Delphi Collected Works of Arnold Bennett (Illustrated)

By Arnold Bennett
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 9781909496743
  • Pages : 3491
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 369
  • File Pdf: delphi-collected-works-of-arnold-bennett.pdf

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The prolific novelist Arnold Bennett created a succession of stories that detailed life in the Staffordshire Potteries, which were to immortalize his beloved “Five Towns" and establish his name as one of the leading realist authors of early Twentieth Century fiction. This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition of Bennett’s fictional works possible in the United States, with numerous illustrations, many rare novels, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Bennett's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 30 novels published before 1926, with individual contents tables * Many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Includes the rare first novel THE MAN FROM THE NORTH * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Four short story collections, including rare collections like THE LOOT OF CITIES, available nowhere else * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes a generous range of Bennett's plays and non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s diverse oeuvre * Even includes the engaging HOW TO BECOME AN AUTHOR, available in no other digital edition * Special criticism section, with seminal essays by authors such as Henry James, Virginia Woolf and George Orwell, evaluating Bennett’s contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with a rare play, a novel (Riceyman Steps), a shorty collection and four more non-fiction works Please note: due to US copyright restrictions, post-1925 novels and short story collections are not included. The Novels A Man from the North (1898) The Grand Babylon Hotel (1902) Anna of the Five Towns (1902) The Gates of Wrath (1903) Leonora (1903) A Great Man (1904) Teresa of Watling Street (1904) Sacred and Profane Love (1905) Hugo (1906) Whom God Hath Joined (1906) The Sinews of War (1906) The Ghost (1907) The City of Pleasure (1907) The Statue (1908) Buried Alive (1908) The Old Wives’ Tale (1908) The Glimpse (1909) Helen with the High Hand (1910) Clayhanger (1910) The Card (1911) Hilda Lessways (1911) The Regent (1913) The Price of Love (1914) These Twain (1916) The Lion’s Share (1916) The Pretty Lady (1918) The Roll-Call (1918) Mr Prohack (1922) Lilian (1922) Riceyman Steps (1923) The Short Story Collections Tales of the Five Towns (1905) The Loot of Cities and Other Stories (1905) The Grim Smile of the Five Towns (1907) The Matador of the Five Towns, and Other Stories (1912) Elsie and the Child, and Other Stories (1924) The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Plays Polite Farces for the Drawing-Room (1899) The Honeymoon (1911) The Great Adventure (1913) The Title (1918) Judith (1922) The Non Fiction Journalism for Women: A Practical Guide (1898) How to Become an Author: A Practical Guide (1903) The Human Machine (1909) Literary Taste: How to Form It (1909) How to Live on 24 Hours a Day (1910) The Feast of St. Friend (1911) Those United States (1912) The Arnold Bennett Calendar (1912) The Plain Man and His Wife (1913) From the Log of the Velsa (1914) Paris Nights, and Other Impressions of Places and People (1914) The Author’s Craft (1914) Over There: War Scenes on the Western Front (1915) Introduction to ‘In the Royal Naval Air Service’ (1916) by Harold Rosher Books and Persons: Being Comments on a Past Epoch 1908-11 (1917) Things that Interested Me: First Series (1921) Things Which Interested Me: Second Series (1923) The Criticism The New Novel (1914) by Henry James The Mercy of Mr. Arnold Bennett (1923) by G. K. Chesterton Character in Fiction (1924) by Virginia Woolf Letter to Arnold Bennett (1924) by Joseph Conrad

The Way We Live Now

By
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  • Publisher : N.a
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  • Reads : 855
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The Tudor Plot: A Cotton Malone Novella

By Steve Berry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Isbn : 9780345544506
  • Pages : 111
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 989
  • File Pdf: the-tudor-plot.pdf

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In this original eBook novella by the New York Times bestselling author of The King’s Deception, globetrotting intelligence agent Cotton Malone is lured into dangerous intrigue surrounding the world’s most famous royals—and uncovers a murderous conspiracy of terrorists and traitors, all born from an ancient tale of Saxon history. “In Malone, [Steve] Berry has created a classic, complex hero.”—USA Today In England to participate in the trial of suspected international terrorists, Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is mysteriously summoned to an audience with the Queen of England. A cryptic call has warned of looming danger to the ailing queen’s son and grandson—the next two heirs in line for the throne. And when the source of that ominous information, a notorious tabloid publisher, dies mysteriously, the royal family has reason to fear a genuine conspiracy. But they also suspect that the enemy lies within—and no one at Buckingham Palace, or even the nation’s own Secret Intelligence Service, can be trusted. Now it’s up to Malone to discover the truth. Matching wits with a power-mad politician and a vicious royal blue blood, he must race against time through the streets of London to the forbidden reaches of Iceland, all to stop a monstrous plot to seize the monarchy—one that stretches back to the time of Arthur. Praise for Steve Berry and his Cotton Malone series “Malone, a hero with a personal stake in the proceedings, is a welcome respite from the cold, calculating superspies who litter the genre.”—Entertainment Weekly “Steve Berry gets better and better with each new book.”—The Huffington Post “Savvy readers . . . cannot go wrong with Cotton Malone.”—Library Journal “Berry raises this genre’s stakes.”—The New York Times “I love this guy.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child

Bees in the City

By Brian McCallum,Alison Benjamin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Guardian Books
  • Isbn : 9780852652534
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 920
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Beekeeping - once seen as an old-fashioned country pursuit - is increasingly attracting young metropolitan professionals, and new hives are springing up all over our cities. Whether you're attracted to beekeeping because you want to produce your own honey, do your bit to combat the threats that honeybee colonies face today, or simply reconnect with nature, Bees in the City provides a comprehensive guide to the subject. Written by the authors of the bestselling A World Without Bees, it: - introduces you to the school teachers, inner-city youngsters, City professionals and budding entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of this exciting new movement - suggests creative ways you can help bees in your own back garden without keeping a hive - provides extensive, practical information for the novice urban beekeeper, including tips on getting started and a month-by-month job guide Packed with invaluable advice on how to understand and support these extraordinary creatures, Bees in the City will inspire you to join this new urban revolution.

Charlie Chan Carries On

By Earl Derr Biggers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066364960
  • Pages : 213
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 539
  • File Pdf: charlie-chan-carries-on.pdf

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"Charlie Chan Carries On" by Earl Derr Biggers. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

A Room Full of Chocolate

By Jane Elson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Children's
  • Isbn : 9781444916775
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 868
  • File Pdf: a-room-full-of-chocolate.pdf

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***Winner of Peters Book of the Year 2015 and the Leeds Book Award.*** Grace's fun-loving Mum has found a lump. Her north London world of sleepovers, tap dancing and playing the clarinet fall apart when she is sent to live with her grumpy old granddad on his farm in Yorkshire while her mother goes into hospital to get better. Grace misses her mother so much it hurts, and doesn't quite understand what is happening to her. And things go from bad to worse when she starts school and becomes the bullies' latest target. But Grace is no longer alone when she meets Rainbow Girl Megan and her pig, Claude - when she's with them she feels as if she can confront anything. At Easter time when Grace misses her mum the most, she knows she must find a way to get to London. With Megan's help, she hatches a plan to run away that involves Claude, chocolate Easter eggs and a risky ID swap. But it's all worth it if it means that she finally gets to see her mum ... A gorgeous story of courage and friendship that will tug at your heart strings. 'A touching, beautifully imagined debut about a young girl coping with her mother's cancer and her grandfather's stubbornness. It's atmosphere reminds me of the central relationship in Goodnight Mr Tom.' Amanda Craig 'At times, desperately moving, and others riotously fun, this is a special book that is destined to charm readers old and young.' We Love This Book 'This is a lovely tale of friendship, tenacity and family secrets.' The Bookseller