Lady of the Roses: A Novel of the Wars of the Roses - download pdf or read online

By Sandra Worth

ISBN-10: 0425219143

ISBN-13: 9780425219140

in the course of her short while as a ward in Queen Marguerite's Lancastrian courtroom, fifteen-year-old Isobel has had many suitors ask for her hand, however the lively attractiveness is unaware of all yet Yorkist Sir John Neville. it truly is not anything wanting a miracle while the Queen permits Isobel's marriage to the enemy, albeit at a hefty fee.

throughout Isobel and John rages a lawless conflict. it is just their ardour which could see them in the course of the bloody siege of London through the Duke of York, the violent insanity of Queen Marguerite, and the devolution of Isobel's meek uncle into the Butcher of britain. For theirs is a permanent love that fears no longer the scratch of thorns, from both the pink Rose or the White.

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Download e-book for kindle: Scandals, Vandals, and da Vincis: A Gallery of Remarkable by Harvey Rachlin

By Harvey Rachlin

ISBN-10: 0143038354

ISBN-13: 9780143038351

ISBN-10: 1861058780

ISBN-13: 9781861058782

The mystery histories of the world’s most renowned masterpieces

Caravaggios, Rembrandts, Monets—the works of immortal artists reminiscent of those are indelibly imprinted within the public brain; they're important masterpieces whose attractiveness, artistry, and emotional impression have encouraged admiration, awe, and envy during the centuries. but at the back of lots of those outstanding work and sculptures are attention-grabbing, special histories. In Scandals, Vandals, and da Vincis, award-winning author Harvey Rachlin relates in interesting aspect how approximately thirty of those works got here to be created and the way they survived housebreaking, forgery, revolutions, ransoms, vandals, scandals, non secular sects, and shipwrecks to ultimately come to their present resting places

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Download PDF by Alan Furst: Blood of Victory: A Novel (Night Soldiers Book 7)

By Alan Furst

ISBN-10: 0375505741

ISBN-13: 9780375505744

ISBN-10: 0812968727

ISBN-13: 9780812968729

ISBN-10: 1402575246

ISBN-13: 9781402575242

“In 1939, because the armies of Europe mobilized for warfare, the British mystery prone undertook operations to hamper the exportation of Roumanian oil to Germany. They failed.

“Then, within the autumn of 1940, they attempted again.”

So starts Blood of Victory, a singular wealthy with suspense, ancient perception, and the robust narrative immediacy we have now come to anticipate from bestselling writer Alan Furst. The ebook takes its name from a speech given through a French senator at a convention on petroleum in 1918: “Oil,” he acknowledged, “the blood of the earth, has develop into, in time of warfare, the blood of victory.”

November 1940. The Russian author I. A. Serebin arrives in Istanbul by way of Black Sea freighter. even though he travels on behalf of an émigré association dependent in Paris, he's in flight from a demise and corrupt Europe—specifically, from Nazi-occupied France. Serebin reveals himself dealing with his 5th struggle, yet this time he's an exile, a guy with no kingdom, and there's no military to affix. nonetheless, within the phrases of Leon Trotsky, “You is probably not drawn to warfare, yet struggle is drawn to you.” Serebin is recruited for an operation run by way of count number Janos Polanyi, a Hungarian grasp secret agent now operating for the British mystery companies.

The conflict to chop Germany’s oil provide rages during the undercover agent haunts of the Balkans; from the Athenée Palace in Bucharest to a whorehouse in Izmir; from a sublime yacht membership in Istanbul to the river docks of Belgrade; from a skating pond in St. Moritz to the fogbound banks of the Danube; in sleazy nightclubs and secure homes and anonymous resorts; amid the road battling of a fascist civil war.

Blood of Victory is vintage Alan Furst, combining extraordinary authenticity and surroundings with the complexity and pleasure of a very good secret agent mystery. As Walter Shapiro of Time journal wrote, “Nothing might be like gazing Casablanca for the 1st time, yet Furst comes nearer than somebody has in years.”

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download PDF by Jean M. Auel: The Mammoth Hunters (with Bonus Content): Earth's Children,

By Jean M. Auel

ISBN-10: 0553280945

ISBN-13: 9780553280944

ISBN-10: 0553381644

ISBN-13: 9780553381641

ISBN-10: 0609610996

ISBN-13: 9780609610992

ISBN-10: 1491517565

ISBN-13: 9781491517567

This book comprises the complete textual content of the radical plus the next extra content:
• An specific preview bankruptcy from Jean M. Auel’s The Land of Painted Caves, on sale in hardcover March 29, 2011
• An Earth’s youngsters® sequence sampler together with loose chapters from the opposite books in Jean M. Auel’s bestselling series
• A Q&A with the writer concerning the Earth’s youngsters® series

Ayla, the self reliant heroine of The extended family of the Cave Bear and The Valley of Horses, units out from the valley on Whinney, the pony she tamed. together with her is Jondalar, the tall, good-looking, yellow-haired guy she nursed again to overall healthiness and got here to like. jointly they meet the Mamutoi--the monstrous Hunters--people like Ayla. yet to Ayla, who was once raised via the extended family of the Cave endure, they're “the Others.” She ways them with combined emotions of worry and curiosity.

Talut, a robust endure of a guy with vibrant purple hair, a booming snort, and a mild center, and his tall, dark-haired sister, Tulie, are the leaders of the Lion Camp of the Mamutoi. it truly is right here that Ayla unearths her first ladies acquaintances, yet a few one of the Mamutoi dislike Ayla simply because she was once raised through “flatheads,” their identify for the folks of the extended family. Ayla is haunted by way of her stories of the extended family simply because Rydag, a baby of combined parentage residing with the Mamutoi, bears so robust a resemblance to her personal son, Durc.

it's the Mamutoi grasp carver of ivory--dark-skinned Ranec, flirtatious, creative, magnetic--who fascinates Ayla. She unearths herself interested in him. as a result of her uncanny keep an eye on over animals, her therapeutic abilities, and the magic firestone she came across, Ayla is followed into the sizeable fireplace by way of Mamut, the traditional shaman of the nice Earth Mother.

Ayla unearths herself torn among her robust emotions for Ranec and her robust love for the wildly jealous and uncertain Jondalar. it isn't till after the nice gigantic hunt, whilst Ayla’s existence is threatened, fateful selection is made.

Set within the not easy terrain of Ice Age Europe that hundreds of thousands of Jean Auel’s readers have come to treasure, The vast Hunters is an epic novel of affection, wisdom, jealousy, and tough choices--a novel absolute to garner Jean Auel even better acclaim as a grasp storyteller of the sunrise of humanity.

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Download e-book for kindle: Fabio's Italian Kitchen by Fabio Viviani

By Fabio Viviani

ISBN-10: 0606317287

ISBN-13: 9780606317283

ISBN-10: 1401312772

ISBN-13: 9781401312770

whilst Fabio Viviani used to be turning out to be up in a housing venture in Florence, Italy, the guts of his international was once the kitchen, the place his mom, grandmother, and particularly his great-grandmother instilled in him a love for cooking and reliable food.

Now he stocks the simplest of Italian domestic cooking whereas telling the tale of his hardscrabble formative years, his good fortune as a chef within the usa, and the ladies in his relations who encouraged him. in additional than a hundred and fifty scrumptious recipes, Viviani takes us from his kin domestic, the place his great-grandmother taught him to make staples like Italian Apple Cake and do-it-yourself Ricotta, to the kitchen of a neighborhood trattoria, the place he honed his craft cooking eating place favorites like Gnocchi and the correct Tiramisu, after which throughout Italy the place he studied every one region's most interesting recipes, from Piedmont's Braised Ossobuco to Emilia Romagna's excellent Meat Sauce.

A gorgeously illustrated cookbook, Fabio's Italian Kitchen is a party of foodstuff and relations that brings all of the pleasure, enjoyable, and aptitude that Fabio Viviani embodies for your kitchen.

Fabio Viviani used to be born in Florence, Italy, and have become a sous chef at Il Pallaio, a trattoria in Firenze, on the age of 16. He now works because the proprietor and govt chef of Cafe Firenze, a well known Italian eating place in Ventura County, California, and Osteria Firenze, a la Italian eatery. He has seemed on Top Chef (season five), Top Chef All Stars, and Life After best Chef.
From turning out to be up in a Florentine housing undertaking to fascinating hundreds of thousands on Top Chef, Italian chef Fabio Viviani blends his remarkable own tale along with his favourite recipes from his domestic country.

Fabio stocks the easiest of Italian domestic cooking whereas telling the tale of his personal, hardscrabble Italian early life (and next luck upon arrival in US) and particularly the ladies in his existence mom and nice grandmother who taught him to cook dinner and encouraged him. The publication will characteristic pictures and over a hundred and fifty recipes with tales, together with Viviani staples (Italian Apple Cake, 7 Flavors Meat), eating place favorites (Gnocchi, the right Tiramisu), and recipes from his travels and apprenticeships throughout assorted areas of Italy (Braised Ossobuco from Piedmont, the appropriate Meat Sauce from Emilia Romagna).

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Tirant le Blanc (French Edition) by Joanot Martorell PDF

By Joanot Martorell

ISBN-10: 2914777094

ISBN-13: 9782914777094

Tirant le Blanc, chevalier breton, parcours le monde pour clamer les mérites de sa dame, los angeles princesse Carmésine. Les jeux de l’amour et de los angeles guerre vont, d’un rebondissement à l’autre, à un rythme effréné, se déployer dans tous les horizons. l. a. prose de Martorell fait alterner les types, joue sur les sous-entendus et les non-dits, plante les décors chatoyants d’un roman de chevalerie tel qu’il n’en fût jamais.

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Queen of This Realm (Queens of England Book 2) - download pdf or read online

By Jean Plaidy

ISBN-10: 0399129855

ISBN-13: 9780399129858

ISBN-10: 0449209792

ISBN-13: 9780449209790

ISBN-10: 0609810200

ISBN-13: 9780609810200

during this "memoir" by way of Elizabeth I, mythical ancient novelist Jean Plaidy finds the Virgin Queen as she actually was once: the bewildered, motherless baby of an omnipotent father; a captive within the Tower of London; a wise flesh presser; a lover of the humanities; and at last, an icon of an period. it's the tale of her unbelievable upward push to strength and the nice triumphs of her reign--the finish of spiritual bloodshed, the settling of the recent international, the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Brilliantly shrewdpermanent, a pupil with a prepared wit, she was once additionally useless, daring, and unpredictable, a queen who commanded--and won--absolute loyalty from these round her.

But in those pages, in her personal voice, Elizabeth additionally recounts the emotional turmoil of her lifestyles: the loneliness of strength; the heartbreak of her lifelong love affair with Robert Dudley, whom she may well by no means marry; and the bad guilt of ordering the execution of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots. during this unforgettable novel, Elizabeth emerges as probably the most attention-grabbing and arguable ladies in historical past, and as England’s maximum monarch.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Marilyn Bowering's What It Takes to Be Human PDF

By Marilyn Bowering

ISBN-10: 1904559263

ISBN-13: 9781904559269

What It Takes to Be Human, the haunting new novel by means of Orange Prize–shortlisted writer Marilyn Bowering, considers the lifetime of Sandy gray, an idealistic younger air cadet who wishes not anything greater than to enlist within the moment global warfare. Sandy’s father, a fundamentalist preacher, refuses to provide his son’s request, fearing that the area resides its final days. whilst Sandy’s makes an attempt to oppose his father flip violent, the unconventional takes a dramatic shift in atmosphere into the fragmented global of an asylum for the criminally insane. Bowering pushes her characters to the very edge of civilization, love and sanity through the darkening days of clash to reveal the extreme parallels among their lives and the lives of these being torn aside by way of struggle.

"One of Canada’s such a lot eloquent storytellers has given us a compelling and exquisitely crafted story approximately wish, love and creativity."—Susan Swan

"Marilyn Bowering has written an stunning novel, filled with desire and courage—a significant antidote to cynicism and despair."—Isabel Huggan

"Marilyn Bowering is one in all our whistle-blowers. Her new ebook tells us What It capacity to Be Human—something we look near to forgetting. vintage in shape, this white-knuckle publication leads us via a modern underworld prior to bringing us up, once more, to the sunshine. Required reading!"—P.K. Page

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