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Larkswood
Author: Valerie Mendes
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 140912939X
Pages: 464
Year: 2014-11-01
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Larkswood House. The very name suggests birdsong, peace and elegance. It is home to the Hamilton children - Edward, Cynthia and Harriet - who enjoy the freedom and excitement of privilege. But in the glorious summer of 1896, with absent parents and a departed governess, disaster strikes the family, leaving it cruelly divided. More than 40 years later, on the eve of the Second World War, Louisa Hamilton, newly presented at court but struck down with glandular fever, is sent to Larkswood to recuperate. There, for the first time, she meets her grandfather, Edward, home after decades in India. But as Louisa begins to fall under the spell of Larkswood, she realises it holds the key to the mystery that shattered her family two generations before. Will she find the courage to unravel the dark secrets of the past? And can Larkswood ever become home to happiness again?
Larkswood
Author: John Conen, Christopher Charles Pond
Publisher:
ISBN: 095444261X
Pages: 60
Year: 2006-01-01
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The Larkswood Legacy
Author: Nicola Cornick
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 142684011X
Pages: 288
Year: 2009-06-01
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Widowed Mrs. Annabella St. Auby's situation was uncomfortable, but meeting Sir William Weston was wonderful! He made his interest very clear, and she was hugely drawn to him. But when her father's tangled affairs were finally sorted out, she found that her sole inheritance, Larkswood, was of prime importance to Sir William. And Annabella began to wonder--was Sir William pursuing her for herself or for her legacy?
Tangled Destinies: The Larkswood Legacy / The Neglectful Guardian (Mills & Boon M&B) (Regency, Book 12)
Author: Nicola Cornick, Anne Ashley
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1408954311
Pages: 300
Year: 2011-11-01
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Two glittering Regency love affairs for one low price! Includes The Larkswood Legacy and The Neglectful Guardian. The Larkswood Legacy by Nicola Cornick
Sucedió en Larkswood
Author: Valerie Mendes
Publisher: LUMEN
ISBN: 842640507X
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Year: 2018-04-12
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Una saga familiar adictiva e inolvidable que desentierra los secretos más profundos de una mansión inglesa. Hay secretos que destruyen a una familia porque nos empeñamos en enterrarlos, sin darnos cuenta de que en ese silencio muere también parte de nuestra vida. La mansión de Larkswood, una elegante y preciosa villa familiar situada en la campiña inglesa, es el lugar donde los tres hermanos Hamilton -Edward, Cynthia y Harriet- disfrutan de la juventud, la libertad y los privilegios de la riqueza. Pero todo se desmorona cuando, en el verano de 1896, ocurre algo trágico e inesperado. Aquel lugar idílico es ahora una cárcel siniestra, las alondras que poblaban el lugar enloquecen, y los tres hermanos tienen que dejar el hogar donde nacieron en busca de nuevos destinos. Durante años la familia continúa rota hasta que, poco antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Louisa Hamilton se traslada de Londres a la mansión para recuperarse de una enfermedad. Allí conoce a su abuelo Edward, un hombre de pocas palabras que se niega a hablar del pasado. Pero esa chiquilla inteligente y terca intuye que la verdad está muy cerca de aquella mansión fastuosa: sus muros ocultan un misterio que no tiene nombre y nos mantiene en vilo hasta las últimas páginas. Críticas: «Este impresionante debut capta el period histórico de forma preciosa, y también ofrece un misterio cautivador que te tendrá enganchado está el final.» Candis «Personajes fascinantes y maravillosa atmosfera.» Kate Saunders, Saga Magazine «Una buena saga samiliar con tintes de un oscuro Downtown Abbey.» We love this book «Es notable el talento de Valerie Mendes para crear una saga familiar donde el elemento perturbador te mueve a leer sin descanso.» Oxford Times «Sucedió en Larkswood es una estupenda lectura si os gustan las sagas familiares en las que poco a poco los secretos (muy turbios) van saliendo a la luz.» Adivinaquienlee.com
Tangled Destinies
Author: Nicola Cornick, Anne Ashley
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1552547361
Pages: 384
Year: 2006-12-01
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Justin Ballenger was jilted by Shelby Jacobs, privileged daughter of the Jacobsville fortune, for a wealthy playboy. After six resentful years, Shelby returned, penniless and alone. It was Justin's turn to sneer, but honor wouldn't allow it. He was sure he could never trust her again, but that old flame burned hotter than a three-alarm brush fi re--and Shelby had a secret that only fanned the fl ames.
The Dolomite Challenge
Author: TOM JOYCE
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452580189
Pages: 346
Year: 2013-08-26
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This story takes place in the late summer of 1947. Vienna Police Inspector Karl Marach is investigating Die Spinne, an escape route out of Germany and Austria for Nazi war criminals. Pammy is Marbach’s wife. She is an American doctor who was widowed when her first husband was killed in the Pacific in the early days after Peal Harbor. Pammy enlisted in the British Army because female doctors weren’t accepted into the US Army, a situation that didn’t end until near the end of the war. Soon after her arrival in Vienna in 1945, Pammy, who is Jewish, met, fell in love with, and married Police Inspector Marbach. She continued to work in the burn center in the British hospital in Vienna. One of Pammy’s patients in the burn center, former SS captain Leo Lechner, is sightless; most of his face was burned off in a bomb blast. Filled with nostalgia, Leo talks about times when he when he was young and climbed the Dolomite Alps. He recalls the old saying that high up in the Dolomites, there is no sin. It is a familiar saying to Marbach, who has been climbing the Dolomite Alps all his life. Marbach learns from Leo that there are papers that identify a Nazi escape route out of Europe, and that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is using this escape route to flee from Europe. Marbach gathers up some colleagues and goes on a chase after Eichmann and the Odessa papers.
SUCEDIO EN LARKSWOOD
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ISBN: 8426405061
Pages: 488
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Girl in the Attic
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Publisher: Acorn Digital Press
ISBN: 1908879017
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Year: 2012
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Pitt the Elder
Author: Edward Pearce
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409089088
Pages: 384
Year: 2010-01-26
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This remarkable book opens at the dawn of the British Empire - with the great sea battle at Quiberon Bay where French ships, intended for the 1759 invasion of Britain, are chased, caught and defeated by a fleet commanded by Admiral Sir Edward Hawke. In this momentous victory Britain effectively settled the outcome of the Seven Years' War and established itself as the world's dominant imperial power. At the heart of the conflict with France was William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham and Britain's future Prime Minister. Weaving together military history and political biography Edward Pearce provides a portrait of the man 'with an eye like a diamond' - a man who had close ties with the slave trade and who preached war and British supremacy on a world stage. Alongside detailed descriptions of battles in Europe and North America we follow Pitt's career as a politician - one that was closely intertwined with General James Wolfe at Quebec; American independence; the slow mind of George III and the quick one of the rake and outsider John Wilkes. Edward Pearce scrutinises the real man at the heart of the historical events and mystique surrounding the legacy of Pitt the Elder, to present a rounded and masterful portrait of arguably the most powerful minister ever to guide Britain's foreign policy and of an age which marked a new epoch in history, when the balance of power in Europe and the world was set for almost two centuries.
Flipped
Author: Wendelin Van Draanen
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307484955
Pages: 256
Year: 2008-12-18
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The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. That was the second grade, but not much has changed by the seventh. She says: “My Bryce. Still walking around with my first kiss.” He says: “It’s been six years of strategic avoidance and social discomfort.” But in the eighth grade everything gets turned upside down. And just as he’s thinking there’s more to her than meets the eye, she’ s thinking that he’s not quite all he seemed. This is a classic romantic comedy of errors told in alternating chapters by two fresh, funny voices. Wendelin Van Draanen is at her best here with a knockout cast of quirky characters and a hilarious series of misunderstandings and missed opportunities. But underlying the humor are two teens in transition. They are each learning to look beyond the surface of people, both figuring out who they are, who they want to be, and who they want to be with.
Forbidden
Author: Nicola Cornick
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 0373776675
Pages: 352
Year: 2012-08-21
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When a stranger offers her a taste of passion and adventure, Margery, the maid to some of the most wanton ladies of the ton, is plunged into a world of seduction, deception, and danger where a revelation changes her life forever.
Why We Broke Up
Author: Daniel Handler
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316194581
Pages: 368
Year: 2011-12-27
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I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened. Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
Frantumaglia
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1609453042
Pages: 224
Year: 2016-11-01
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Named one of The Guardian's "Best Books of 2016" From the author of My Brilliant Friend This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante’s workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over 20 years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing. In these pages Ferrante answers many of her readers’ questions. She addresses her choice to stand aside and let her books live autonomous lives. She discusses her thoughts and concerns as her novels are being adapted into films. She talks about the challenge of finding concise answers to interview questions. She explains the joys and the struggles of writing, the anguish of composing a story only to discover that that story isn’t good enough. She contemplates her relationship with psychoanalysis, with the cities she has lived in, with motherhood, with feminism, and with her childhood as a storehouse for memories, impressions, and fantasies. The result is a vibrant and intimate self-portrait of a writer at work.
The Little Blitz
Author: John Conen
Publisher:
ISBN: 1781553084
Pages: 128
Year: 2014
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The Little Blitz on London in the early part of 1944 is briefly mentioned in most accounts of the aerial war against the UK during the Second World War but is seldom deemed worthy of more than a few lines. The Little Blitz is the name applied to the air raids on Britain which were the manifestation of the Luftwaffe's Operation Steinbock, planned in the last few months of 1943 and put into effect from the middle of January 1944. The raids, planned as revenge for the destructive RAF raids on Berlin, were mainly targeted London, and after nearly three years of respite from air raids, the Little Blitz was an unwelcome surprise for residents of the Capital. The offensive was largely ineffective but some of the raids caused significant casualties and damage, and some alarm amongst the population and the authorities. This is the first account of the Little Blitz to explore these bombings in detail and assess their impact on London. This book describes the raids, making use of some vivid personal accounts, to give a gripping picture of the effect that these little-known events had on a complacent city.