Beyond The Blue Mountains
Daughters of Spain
With Spain now united, Ferdinand looked to his daughters to further his ambitions. All too often, Isabella found herself torn between his brilliant plans and her love for her children. During the last years of Isabella's reign it seemed there was a curse on the royal house which struck at the c...
In the Shadow of the Crown
As Henry VIII's only child, the future seemed golden for Princess Mary. She was the daughter of Henry's first queen, Katharine of Aragon, and was heir presumptive to the throne of England. Red-haired like her father, she was also intelligent and deeply religious like her staunchly Catholic...
It Began in Vauxhall Gardens
The fictionalized account of one of 19th-­century England's most notorious scandals, by one of Britain's premier historical novelists. In this story, so full of excitement and mystery that it would seem incredible fiction if it were not based on real life, Jean Plaidy has created a fas...
Katharine, The Virgin Widow
The young Spanish widow, Katharine of Aragon, has become the pawn between two powerful monarchies. Daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, she is married for less than a year when the frail Prince Arthur of England passes away. The question of whether their marriage was ever consummated will de...
Queen in Waiting
When Caroline of Ansbach arrives in England, King George is old and sour, his mistress ugly and his wife imprisoned at his own hand for over twenty years. She has grown up watching her mother Eleanor's loveless and dangerous marriage, and is determined to avoid a similar situation. So she marri...
Queen of This Realm
In this "memoir" by Elizabeth I, legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy reveals the Virgin Queen as she truly was: the bewildered, motherless child of an all-­powerful father; a captive in the Tower of London; a shrewd politician; a lover of the arts; and eventually, an icon of an e...
Royal Road to Fotheringhay
At just six days old, Mary Stuart became Queen of Scots. At just six years old she was betrothed to the Dauphin François, the future King of France.­Reluctantly leaving Scotland, Mary is raised in the decadent French court in preparation to become the Queen of France. But her reign with F...
Spain for the Sovereigns
Married to Ferdinand after continual fears and disappointments, Isabella triumphed over every dangers, convinced of her true destiny. With the might of Portugal humbled, the Court of the Sovereigns saw the rise of Torquemada, the establishment of the dreaded Inquisition, and th ecoming of Columbus, ...
Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill
7th in Georgian Saga. Although the young widow Maria Fitzherbert is a commoner and a Catholic, her dashing suitor is none other than the Prince of Wales, whose unquestioned royal duty it is to marry a Protestant princess. In an age well accustomed to royal mistresses, Maria is as virtuous as she is ...
The Captive Queen of Scots
Scotland has been torn apart by civil war and the young and passionate Catholic Mary Queen of Scots is in the hands of her enemies. Under duress, Mary abdicates in favour of her son, James VI, and fleeing to England she boldly seeks refuge from her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. But Elizabeth has never ...
The Follies of the King
Edward the Second's first act on coming to the throne is to recall Piers Gaveston from exile, and the new king's devotion to the shrewd and avaricious young man soon becomes a scandal. It is assumed that when Edward marries one of the most beautiful princesses in Europe his inclinations wi...
The Heart of the Lion
At the age of thirty-­two, Richard the Lionheart has finally succeeded Henry II to the English throne. And, against his father's wishes, he intends to make Berengaria, daughter of the King of Navarre, his Queen. But first he must fulfil his vow to his country to win back Jerusalem for the C...
The Lion of Justice
DISCOVER A LOST CLASSIC IN PLAIDY'S SCINTILLATING NORMAN SERIES The death of The Conqueror left three sons to inherit his power and his wealth. Normandy for Robert, England for Rufus and for Henry, the youngest, five thousand pounds of silver. The three were natural rivals. The feckless Robert ...
The Plantagenet Prelude
A totally engrossing book, one which covers the Plantagenet years under Eleanor of Acquitaine and her husband, King Louis of France. Eleanor was a strong, forceful character, as different from her husband as oil and water. She created the courts of love, reviving the code of chivalry in the French n...
The Prince and the Quakeress
Bringing history to life, Plaidy tells the story of a young, idealistic Prince of Wales... The Prince of Wales develops a deep affection for a beautiful quakeress, Hannah Lightfoot, who catches his eye as he is riding through the streets. A first meeting is arranged, leading to several more, and eve...
The Prince of Darkness
The untimely death of Richard the Lionheart left his nephew Arthur and his younger brother John in contest for the throne of England. Reluctantly the barons chose John, and so began years of rule by a ruthless and greedy tyrant.­Yet despite his reputation, John, still manages to seduce the young...
The Queen From Provence
Marguerite, eldest daughter of the Count of Provence, had married a king of France - and now her sister Eleanor is determined to make just as grand a match. Good fortune and wily cunning bring her Henry of England. A good and generous husband but a weak king, he rules a nation that still remembers h...
The Red Rose of Anjou
When Henry VI becomes king, it is soon clear that he would be better suited to a quiet life than to ruling the country. Richard, Duke of York, is convinced that he would make a better king and has more right to the crown, and he will stop at nothing to claim it. But Margaret of Anjou, Henry's n...
The Revolt of the Eaglets
News of Thomas a Becket's martyrdom has spread throughout Christendom and the blame is laid at the feet of Henry Plantagenet, King of England. Two years later, with Becket canonised, Henry's position is precarious: punished at the Pope's insistence for his part in Becket's death,...
The Star of Lancaster
Richard the Second is losing his hold on the crown and Henry of Bolingbroke, previously exiled by the king, returns to England to claim it. Richard is deposed and dies mysteriously, murdered some say on the orders of Bolingbroke, now King Henry the Fourth. But Henry finds the crown harder to hold on...
The Sun in Splendour
Reckoned by those about him to be the most handsome man in the country, Edward the fourth has risen to the throne with the help of Warwick, the kingmaker. But even Warwick's trusted advice cannot convince the King to ignore his passion for the beautiful widow, Elizabeth Woodville - and when she...
Trag?die inspir?e de l'?n?ide, de l'Andromaque d'Euripide, de la Troade de S?n?que. Oreste, le fils d'Agamemnon, est envoy? par les Grecs ? Buthrote pour demander ? Pyrrhus, roi d'?pire, qu'il lui livre Astyanax, le fils de sa captive troyenne Andromaque. Or Pyrrhus aim...
La pratique professionnelle du piano suppose une discipline stricte. Elle exclut tout divertissement susceptible d'?loigner l'artiste de son clavier. Pourtant il aimerait, lui aussi, jouir de la lumi?re du monde, de la douceur de vivre, de la ti?deur de l'air et de l'amour des fe...
Becky
The short story “Becky” is part of Jean Toomer’s book Cane, which was first published in 1923. The book is divided into three parts: the first two contain short stories and poetry, while the third part consists of a loosely-structured play that is sometimes considered a short story...
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Blood-Burning Moon
The short story “Blood-Burning Moon” is part of Jean Toomer’s book Cane, which was first published in 1923. The book is divided into three parts: the first two contain short stories and poetry, while the third part consists of a loosely-structured play that is sometimes considered ...
How far can a hero fall? Far enough to lose his soul? Dhamon Grimwulf, once a Hero of the Heart, has sunk into a bitter life of crime and squalor. Now, as the great dragon overlords of the Fifth Age coldly plot to strengthen their rule and to destroy their enemies, he must somehow find the will to r...
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Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice, an inspiring debut about an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures. When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl durin...
Prix Goncourt 1999 Quelques jours avant de mourir, l'assistant du personnage central (marchand d'art dont l'affaire périclite) le met sur la piste de pièces très rares enfouies dans les cales d'un navire échoué sur la banquise depuis 40 ans. Il...
La Malaisie, ce serait la belle vie si le duc Pons ne risquait de s’en voir chassé. Cette idée n’est pas supportable: plutôt que renoncer au pouvoir, au grand air, à ses projets astronomiques, le duc choisit la résistance. D’Europe il va faire veni...
La ville de Troie est menacée par la guerre suite à l'enlèvement de la reine grecque Hélène par un jeune troyen. À Troie, les partisans de la guerre attisent les passions nationalistes tandis que les pacifiques veulent éviter la guerre. Mais elle...
Mambo in Chinatown
Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong grew up in New York’s Chinatown, the older daughter of a Beijing ballerina and a noodle maker. Though an ABC (American-born Chinese), Charlie’s entire world has been limited to this small area. Now grown, she lives in the same tiny apartment with her wido...
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Phèdre [Jean Racine], tragédie en cinq actes et en vers de Jean Racine, créée en 1677. Inspirée d’Euripide et, dans une moindre mesure, de Sénèque, Phèdre de Racine est une œuvre dramatique hors du commun, à laquelle le po&e...
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Очередная книга культовой саги «Звёздные во́йны» (англ. Star Wars). Все книги серии пронизаны единой сюжетной линией и созданы в единой фантастической Вселенной «Звёздных войн».
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Star Wars № 291.  The Breath of Gelgela
Очередная книга культовой саги «Звёздные во́йны» (англ. Star Wars). Все книги серии пронизаны единой сюжетной линией и созданы в единой фантастической Вселенной «Звёздных войн».
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From the return of Jimi Hendrix, as witnessed by a hero-worshipping spaced-out roadie, to the death of Christ as witnessed by a time-traveling tourist, from the end of the universe to the creation of a new one, these are stories about martyrdom, salvation and apocalypse.
From the return of Jimi Hendrix, as witnessed by a hero-worshipping spaced-out roadie, to the death of Christ as witnessed by a time-traveling tourist, from the end of the universe to the creation of a new one, these are stories about martyrdom, salvation and apocalypse.Nominated for Hugo Award for ...
The authenticity of background detail, the lilting prose rhythms and the appealing conceptual audacity that won many fans for The Clan of the Cave Bear and The Valley of the Horses continue to work their spell in this third installment of Auel's projected six-volume Earth's Children saga s...
‹p›The long-awaited fourth installment of the Earth's Children series is as warm and inviting as its campfire milieu. sure fire bestseller. Auel again describes her characters' travails, a passionate interest of millions of readers, in impeccably researched detail. The contin...
The Song Remains the Same
Phil “Kenna stood strong, taking my grief into herself. In that moment, if the world had truly threatened to fall, I had no doubt my Baby Girl would hold it up.” A pillar of strength, Kenna only grows stronger as time passes. I’ve known from the beginning that I was the weak link b...
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