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Charlotte Bronte's Secret Love
Author: Jolien Janzing
Publisher:
ISBN: 9462380597
Pages: 288
Year: 2015-10-01
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Charlotte Bronte's Secret Love shines a light on a tantalising episode in the lives of two of the greatest nineteenth-century authors, Charlotte and Emily Bronte. Charlotte Bronte, a parson's daughter from Yorkshire, longs for adventure. She conceives the idea of going abroad to study languages and persuades her sister Emily to accompany her to Brussels. In Madame Heger's elegant boarding house, amongst many wealthy and spoilt young ladies, Charlotte and Emily try to stay true to themselves. But then Charlotte falls in love with her teacher, Constantin Heger...
L'amour caché de Charlotte Brontë
Author: Jolien Janzing
Publisher: Archipel
ISBN: 2809818657
Pages: 336
Year: 2016-03-16
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1842. Deux des soeurs Brontë Charlotte et Emily , âgées de 26 et 24 ans, quittent leur foyer austère pour Bruxelles, où elles vont suivre des cours de français. D'un naturel enjoué et curieux, Charlotte rêve de conquérir sa liberté. Sur place, elle et sa soeur font connaissance de Claire Heger, la directrice du pensionnat qui les héberge, et de Constantin, son époux, qui y enseigne le français. Charlotte voit en cet homme le symbole de l'intel-ligence et de la virilité. Ce maître, qui joue de son pouvoir sur ses jeunes élèves, devient vite l'objet de ses fantasmes, tant intellectuels, physiques que sentimentaux. Le retour en Angleterre est rude, d'autant qu'avant son départ Constantin lui a avoué qu'il partageait ses sentiments. Charlotte n'aura dès lors qu'une idée : fuir et retourner à Bruxelles pour vivre sa passion, quitte à s'y consumer... Une histoire d'amour, teintée de scandale, qui inspirera Jane Eyre et son premier roman, Le Professeur (Archipoche), paru après sa mort survenue en 1857.
Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 410
Year: 1965
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The Captain's Daughter
Author: Leah Fleming
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857203436
Pages: 576
Year: 2012-01-19
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FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE LAST PEARL AND DANCING AT THE VICTORY CAFE, this is a beautiful novel about family secrets, betrayals and redemption. The secrets in a woman's heart are deeper than the ocean… For May Smith, travelling with her husband and baby girl Ellen, stepping foot on the Titanic marks the start of an incredible journey, one which is destined to take her from the back streets of Bolton to the land of opportunity: the United States. But when the 'unsinkable' Titanic hits an iceberg one cold dark night, May's dreams are instantly shattered. Jumping from the sinking ship at the last minute, May loses sight of Joe and Ellen. Distraught, she is pulled into a lifeboat. Minutes later, the real-life Captain Smith swims to the lifeboat and hands May a baby swaddled in blankets. This rescue is witnessed by fellow survivor, Celeste Parkes, married to an American industrialist who is on her way back to Ohio after her mother's funeral. In horror, they both watch the death throes of the mighty ship; May traumatised, knowing her husband has drowned, Celeste wishing her bully of a husband had been on board and out of her life. As the dawn comes up, and the two women are rescued by the Carpathia, a friendship is formed, one which is destined to transcend the Atlantic and social differences between them and last a lifetime. Then May makes a shocking discovery and a split-second decision which will change the lives of many. Praise for Leah Fleming 'I enjoyed it enormously.It's a moving and compelling story about a lifetime's journey in search of the truth' RACHEL HORE 'A born storyteller' KATE ATKINSON
The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen
Author: Syrie James
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061857432
Pages: 352
Year: 2009-10-13
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Many rumors abound about a mysterious gentleman said to be the love of Jane's life—finally, the truth may have been found. . . . What if, hidden in an old attic chest, Jane Austen's memoirs were discovered after hundreds of years? What if those pages revealed the untold story of a life-changing love affair? That's the premise behind this spellbinding novel, which delves into the secrets of Jane Austen's life, giving us untold insights into her mind and heart. Jane Austen has given up her writing when, on a fateful trip to Lyme, she meets the well-read and charming Mr. Ashford, a man who is her equal in intellect and temperament. Inspired by the people and places around her, and encouraged by his faith in her, Jane begins revising Sense and Sensibility, a book she began years earlier, hoping to be published at last. Deft and witty, written in a style that echoes Austen's own, this unforgettable novel offers a delightfully possible scenario for the inspiration behind this beloved author's romantic tales. It's a remarkable book, irresistible to anyone who loves Jane Austen—and to anyone who loves a great story.
The Improbability of Love
Author: Hannah Rothschild
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101874155
Pages: 416
Year: 2015-11-03
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Wickedly funny, this totally engaging, richly observed first novel by Hannah Rothschild is a tour de force. Its sweeping narrative and cast of wildly colorful characters takes you behind the scenes of a London auction house, into the secret operations of a powerful art dealer, to a flamboyant eighteenth-century-style dinner party, and into a modest living room in Berlin, among many other unexpected settings. In The Improbability of Love we meet Annie McDee, thirty-one, who is working as a chef for two rather sinister art dealers. Recovering from the end of a long-term relationship, she is searching in a neglected secondhand shop for a birthday present for her unsuitable new lover. Hidden behind a rubber plant on top of a file cabinet, a grimy painting catches her eye. After spending her meager savings on the picture, Annie prepares an elaborate birthday dinner for two, only to be stood up. The painting becomes hers, and as it turns out, Annie has stumbled across a lost masterpiece by one of the most important French painters of the eighteenth century. But who painted this masterpiece is not clear at first. Soon Annie finds herself pursued by interested parties who would do anything to possess her picture. For a gloomy, exiled Russian oligarch, an avaricious sheikha, a desperate auctioneer, and an unscrupulous dealer, among others, the painting embodies their greatest hopes and fears. In her search for the painting’s identity, Annie will unwittingly uncover some of the darkest secrets of European history—as well as the possibility of falling in love again. Irreverent, witty, bittersweet, The Improbability of Love draws an unforgettable portrait of the London art scene, but it is also an exuberant and unexpected journey through life’s highs and lows and the complexities of love and loss. From the Hardcover edition.
The Housemaid's Daughter
Author: Barbara Mutch
Publisher:
ISBN: 1410467341
Pages: 591
Year: 2014
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After traveling to South Africa for a loveless marriage in 1919, a young Irish woman befriends Ada, the daughter of the housemaid, and must decide what to do when the girl goes missing after being scorned by the community. (historical fiction).
The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen
Author: Syrie James
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110161885X
Pages: 432
Year: 2012-12-31
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The minute I saw the letter, I knew it was hers. There was no mistaking it: the salutation, the tiny, precise handwriting, the date, the content itself, all confirmed its ancient status and authorship… Samantha McDonough cannot believe her eyes--or her luck. Tucked in an uncut page of a two-hundred-year old poetry book is a letter she believes was written by Jane Austen, mentioning with regret a manuscript that "went missing at Greenbriar in Devonshire." Could there really be an undiscovered Jane Austen novel waiting to be found? Could anyone resist the temptation to go looking for it? Making her way to the beautiful, centuries-old Greenbriar estate, Samantha finds it no easy task to sell its owner, the handsome yet uncompromising Anthony Whitaker, on her wild idea of searching for a lost Austen work--until she mentions its possible million dollar value. After discovering the unattributed manuscript, Samantha and Anthony are immediately absorbed in the story of Rebecca Stanhope, daughter of a small town rector, who is about to encounter some bittersweet truths about life and love. As they continue to read the newly discovered tale from the past, a new one unfolds in the present--a story that just might change both of their lives forever.
Jean de Florette and Manon of the Springs
Author: Marcel Pagnol
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0865473129
Pages: 440
Year: 1988-03-01
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Two novels relate the story of an idealistic city dweller and confrontation with two secretive and deceitful Provencal countrymen
Mary Barton
Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 381
Year: 1906
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The Loving Spirit
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402220057
Pages: 456
Year: 2010-05-01
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A LUSH GENERATIONAL NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF REBECCA... In her acclaimed debut, celebrated author Daphne du Maurier weaves a stunning tale of heartbreaking loss and undying love that knows no bounds. Janet, a fearless young woman of soaring strength, longs for the wildness and freedom of the sea. She feels herself pulled fast under its spell, yet she sacrifices her dreams in order to create a family. Years later, when she learns of her beloved son's passion for the sea, Janet's spirit awakens, haunting her family and stirring a chain of events that changes them forever. Set in a rapturous creation of the Cornish countryside, The Loving Spirit is filled with adventure, courage, and an abiding sense of the romantic. Bonus Reading Group Guide Included Praise for Daphne du Maurier: "Daphne du Maurier has no equal." - Sunday Telegraph "[du Maurier] tells a story because it's a good story, because it has something of beauty in it, and therefore of truth. She pictures life itself rather than all the dark and torturous currents that twist below its surface... Miss du Maurier's book is a grand one." - ChicagoTribune Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel Rebecca made her one of the most successful writers of her time. Alfred Hitchcock's adaptation of the book won the Best Picture Oscar in 1940. He later used her material for The Birds. In 1969, du Maurier was created a Dame of the British Empire.
The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006243960X
Pages: 384
Year: 2016-08-09
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USA Today Bestseller! Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love. Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome. 2) A person’s undoing 3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude. Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.
Nadja
Author: André Breton
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802150268
Pages: 160
Year: 1960
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"Nadja, " originally published in France in 1928, is the first and perhaps best Surrealist romance ever written, a book which defined that movement's attitude toward everyday life. The principal narrative is an account of the author's relationship with a girl in teh city of Paris, the story of an obsessional presence haunting his life. The first-person narrative is supplemented by forty-four photographs which form an integral part of the work -- pictures of various "surreal" people, places, and objects which the author visits or is haunted by in naja's presence and which inspire him to mediate on their reality or lack of it. "The Nadja of the book is a girl, but, likeBertrand Russell's definition of electricity as "not so much a thing as a way things happen, " Nadja is not so much a person as the way she makes people behave. She has been described as a state of mind, a feeling about reality, k a kind of vision, and the reader sometimes wonders whether she exists at all. yet it is Nadja who gives form and structure to the novel.
Audrey et Anne
Author: Jolien Janzing, Yvonne Pétrequin
Publisher: Archipel
ISBN: 2809825440
Pages: 300
Year: 2018-10-17
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Destins croisés de deux icônes Automne 1957. Douze ans après la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le père d'Anne Frank, Otto, rend visite en Suisse à une jeune étoile montante du cinéma, Audrey Hepburn. Il veut la persuader d'interpréter le rôle de sa fille dans un film qui va lui être consacré. Printemps 1929. À des centaines de kilomètres d'intervalle, deux filles voient le jour : l'une à Bruxelles, Audrey Hepburn, l'autre à Francfort, Anne Frank. Malgré leurs destins fort différents, les deux adolescentes partagent bien des points communs. Toutes deux ont été contraintes de quitter, très jeunes, leur pays natal. Audrey, issue de la haute société européenne, est envoyée dans un pensionnat anglais. Juifs, Anne et sa famille se réfugient aux Pays-Bas. Toutes deux sont délaissées par leur mère et trouvent refuge dans la danse pour l'une, dans l'écriture pour l'autre. La demande d'Otto réveille en Audrey de douloureux souvenirs. Ses parents, sa mère en particulier, ne frayaient-ils pas avec les hauts dignitaires nazis ?
Ride the Dark Trail
Author: Louis L'Amour
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553899627
Pages: 240
Year: 2003-09-30
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RIDE THE DARK TRAIL In Ride the Dark Trail, Louis L’Amour tells the story of Logan Sackett, a cynical drifter who changes his ways to help a widow keep her land. Logan Sackett is wild and rootless, riding west in search of easy living. Then he meets Emily Talon, a fiery old widow who is even wilder than he is. Tall and lean, Em is determined to defend herself against the jealous locals who are trying to take her home. Logan doesn’t want to get involved—until he finds out that Em was born a Sackett. Em is bucking overwhelming odds, but Logan won’t let her stand alone. For even the rebellious drifter knows that part of being a Sackett is backing up your family when they need you. From the Paperback edition.

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