Download E-books Ophelia and the Great Idea PDF

By Deborah Levy

All through this, the 1st choice of brief tales from playwright Deborah Levy, wisdom and instinct, technology and love are juxtaposed as conflicting assets of motivation. each one personality portrayed embodies a trouble and enacts a drama in settings that modify from Ibiza to Camden city, from rural Spain to a precarious rowing-boat. the writer is worried with chaos and lack of wish, with corruption and dedication to discovering a fact. She takes our international because it is, because it has been and lifestyles because it may 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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Download E-books Painter of Silence PDF

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 clinic. 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, thoughts seem at the web page. The stories are Safta's additionally. For the guy is Augustin, son of the prepare dinner on the manor condo which was once Safta's relations domestic. Born six months aside, they grew up with a connection that bypassed phrases. yet whereas Augustin's international remained a similar dimension Safta's accelerated to embody languages, society - and a fleeting love, one lengthy, sizzling summer time. yet then got here struggle, and in its wake a brutal Stalinist regime, and not anything might stay an analogous.

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Download E-books A Cure for Cancer: The Cornelius Quartet 2 PDF

By Michael Moorcock

A mirror-image of his former self, Jerry Cornelius returns to a parallel London, armed with a vibragun and his notorious air of mystery and charm to boot. at the path of the ugly Bishop Beesley, Jerry hunts for a mysterious equipment able to manipulating the cosmos. Corruption, violence and greed are rife in a war-torn Europe, yet Jerry is opposed to historical past; he's outdoor of historical past. He lusts for the equilibrium of anarchy, for randomness supreme—lock up your daughters (and sons), Jerry Cornelius is back.

Dunked into the ether of Chaos, the second one booklet within the Cornelius Quartet, A healing for melanoma, was once one of many first novels of its shape, utilizing hypermedia to spin an internet of hauntingly surreal scenes, wickedly humorous social satire and sci-fi vignettes that resonate deeply for the trendy reader.

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Download E-books After Flodden PDF

By Rosemary Goring

Patrick Paniter was once James IV's right-hand guy, a diplomatic genius who used to be accountable for the weapons on the disastrous conflict of Flodden in September 1513 during which the English annihilated the Scots. After the dying of his king he's affected by guilt as he relives the occasions that ended in battle. whilst Louise Brenier, daughter of a rogue sea dealer, asks his assist in checking out if her brother Benoit was once killed in motion, it's the least he can do to salve his sense of right and wrong. now not happy with the inside track he brings, Louise units off to determine the reality herself, and speedily falls foul of 1 of the lawless clans that rule the ungovernable borderlands. After Flodden is a unique concerning the outcomes of the conflict of Flodden, as noticeable during the eyes of a number of characters who both had a hand in bringing the rustic to battle, or have been profoundly stricken by the result. there were only a few novels approximately Flodden, regardless of its significance,and none from this angle. It's a racy event, combining political intrigue and romance, and its readership could be someone who loves ancient fiction, or is drawn to the heritage of Scotland and the turbulent, ungovernable borderlands among Scotland and England.

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Download E-books The Last Witchfinder: A Novel PDF

By James Morrow

Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a dwelling in recovery England. but if she witnesses the unjust and frightening execution of her liked aunt Isobel, the precocious baby comes to a decision to make it her life's undertaking to convey down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. Armed with little retailer the ability 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 leisure until eventually she has positioned the final witchfinder into bankruptcy.

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Download E-books Der Spion des Königs: Historischer Roman PDF

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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Download E-books 1066 The Conquest PDF

By Peter Fieldman

ENGLAND'S DEFINING second IN heritage 1000 YEARS in the past ON essentially the most vital DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY.

A NORMAN DUKE LED THE final INVASION of britain TO turn into KING of britain. APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF 8 at the dying OF HIS FATHER, HE SURVIVED makes an attempt ON HIS existence AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL international choked with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE grew to become the main robust FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND won THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, till 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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