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The Spy Princess

By Sherwood Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 1101575549
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Just right for fans of Tamora Pierce and Patricia C. Wrede! When twelve-year-old Lady Lilah decides to disguise herself and sneak out of the palace one night, she has more of an adventure than she expected--for she learns very quickly that the country is on the edge of revolution. When she sneaks back in, she learns something even more surprising: her older brother Peitar is one of the forces behind it all. The revolution happens before all of his plans are in place, and brings unexpected chaos and violence. Lilah and her friends, leaving their old lives behind, are determined to help however they can. But what can four kids do? Become spies, of course!

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  • Pdf File: banner-of-the-stars.pdf

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Around a decade has passed since the Fall of Lahkfacar, and the Empire is now split into two distinct regions. Crown Princess and fleet commander Lafier is tasked with the operation to annex the People’s Sovereign Stellar Union and reunite the Empire while at the same time facing supply shortages and crew inexperience — and she might need to flout orders to get it done.

King's Counsellor

By Alan Lascelles
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Book Code : 1474618219
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 124
  • Pdf File: king-s-counsellor.pdf

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The diaries of 'Tommy' Lascelles - as featured in the Netflix hit THE CROWN 'Brilliantly entertaining and historically priceless' Spectator 'Fascinating ... as much a contribution to royal legend as to the history of the war' Daily Telegraph As Assistant Private Secretary to four monarchs, 'Tommy' Lascelles had a ringside seat from which to observe the workings of the royal household and Downing Street during the first half of the 20th century. These fascinating diaries begin with Edward VIII's abdication and end with George VI's death and his daughter Elizabeth's Coronation. In between we see George VI at work and play, a portrait more intimate than any other previously published. This compelling account also includes Princess Margaret's relationship with Peter Townsend, and throws an intriguing new light on the way in which King George VI and Winston Churchill worked together during the Second World War. Lascelles was a fine writer - like most of the best diaries his are a delight to read as well as being invaluable history.

Lucifer's Daughter (Princess of Hell 1)

By Eve Langlais
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Eve Langlais
  • Book Code : 1927459826
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 818
  • Pdf File: lucifer-s-daughter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Lucifer's Daughter (Princess of Hell 1)

Delphi Collected Works of Sir Richard Francis Burton (Illustrated)

By Sir Richard Francis Burton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786560550
  • Total of Pages : 12817
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: delphi-collected-works-of-sir-richard-francis-burton.pdf

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The Rover Princess

By D.E.Kilgore
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : D.E.Kilgore
  • Book Code : 173676702X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 177
  • Pdf File: the-rover-princess.pdf

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An ancient contract, age-old traditions, and a runaway princess who tried to escape it all. Enter Maribella Soma, runaway princess and the typical damsel in distress who made the mistake of abandoning her kingdom twelve years earlier. Maribella came to terms years ago she would cherish every day the fates gave her until the crown city of Sheharla called her home. When that day came she would willing go as she soon learns a princess cannot outrun the tangled web of destiny. She expects her life being married to the mysterious dragon prince to be just as uneventful as her travel to the Mountain Dragon Stronghold. Fate soon intervenes on her wedding night as present and future collide. Snapped into another Realm with only her lady in waiting in training by her side and vague questing instructions, Maribella strives to get the quest over and done with. Little does she know the road ahead is fraught with sacrifice, pain, and chance encounters that continue to weave the fate of the Old Lands. Maribella's simple life plan is ripped away as she must decide in whether she will fight for her Realm and Dragon prince she married or if she will run away as her past seems to dictate. One way or another, Maribella will set in motion events that will sway the tides of the coming horde bent on chaos and full destruction of her home Realm and all within the Aevarat Galaxy.

Queen Elizabeth II

By Sarah Bradford
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141961686
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 769
  • Pdf File: queen-elizabeth-ii.pdf

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Elizabeth II has lived through the Abdication, the Blitz and World War Two, the sex and spy scandals of the swinging sixties, the Cold War and the nuclear threat and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. She has known 11 US Presidents including JFK and Ronald Reagan, and other world leaders like President Mandela and Pope John XXII. Her Prime Ministers have ranged from Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron, the last only ten years older than her grandson. Her own family experiences, a mixture of happiness and crisis, weddings and divorces, and, in the case of Diana, violent death, have been lived in the glare of tabloid headlines. More than 2 billion people watched the wedding of her grandson Prince William to Catherine Middleton in 2010 shortly before she made the first State Visit to Ireland by a British monarch for 100 years. Our world has changed more in her lifetime than in any of her predecessors': the Queen has remained a calm presence at the centre, earning the respect of monarchists and republicans. How has she done it?

Once Upon a Time

By J. Randy Taraborrelli
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 0759527903
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 122
  • Pdf File: once-upon-a-time.pdf

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Grace Kelly was swept away when the handsome Prince Rainier, a man she barely knew, asked for her hand in marriage.

The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories - Part XII

By David Marcum
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Book Code : 1787053784
  • Total of Pages : 524
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: the-mx-book-of-new-sherlock-holmes-stories-part-xii.pdf

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Part XII: 1894-1902 features contributions from C.H. Dye, David Marcum, Thomas Fortenberry, Daniel D. Victor, Nik Morton, Craig Janacek, S. Subramanian, Jim French, Robert Stapleton, Nick Cardillo, Paul D. Gilbert, Mike Hogan, Derrick Belanger, John Linwood Grant, Mark Mower, Jane Rubino, and Arthur Hall, and a poem by "Anon." 34 new traditional Holmes adventures in two simultaneously published volumes "Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes had at various times to examine..." - Dr. John H. Watson So wrote Dr. Watson in "The Problem of Thor Bridge" - and ever since, Sherlockians have been bringing us new adventures from this legendary tin dispatch box. While his original Literary Agent only edited the pitifully few sixty stories that make up the original Canon, there have since been literally thousands of traditional adventures about the true Sherlock Holmes - and there will never be enough! Throughout the original Holmes Canon, there were hints and teases of other intriguing cases - The Giant Rat of Sumatra... The Abernetty Tragedy... The Manor House Case. Watson mentions well over one-hundred of these, which have collectively come to be known as The Untold Cases. Now, the latest MX anthologies present thirty-four of those adventures in two simultaneously published volumes, with all royalties going to support the Stepping Stones School at Undershaw, one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former homes. Join us as we return to Baker Street and discover more authentic adventures of Sherlock Holmes, described by the estimable Dr. Watson as "the best and wisest... whom I have ever known." Each volume contains forwards by Lyndsay Faye, Roger Johnson, Melissa Grigsby, Steve Emecz, and David Marcum.

Shadows of a Princess

By Patrick Jephson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008260125
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 562
  • Pdf File: shadows-of-a-princess.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Reissued for the twentieth anniversary of Diana’s death, this sensational and controversial bestseller is an explosive account of her life, from the man who was by her side throughout its most turbulent period.

Princess the Cat: The Second Trilogy, Books 4-6.

By John Heaton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Flannel and Flashlight
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 508
  • Pdf File: princess-the-cat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The epic house cat saga continues! One Snooty cat. Two adorable sidekicks. Three perfect-for-all-ages adventures. Whether Princess the Cat frolics in the City of Lights, uncovers lost treasure, or solves the mystery of the century, cat lovers of all ages adore her. Her antics and snootiness will make you laugh. She doesn’t really expect us humans to praise her as we should, but she does know that you and your children will love her hilarious adventures. When you buy this one-volume omnibus box set, you get these three adventures: Princess the Cat Liberates Paris (Book #4). Princess the Cat Strikes Gold (Book #5). Princess the Cat Cracks the Case (Book #6). Buy Princess the Cat: The Second Trilogy, Books 4-6 and get the second three chapter books in the series - all in one volume. You will instantly discover why fans of all ages love Princess the Cat.

The Truth About Happily Ever After

By Karole Cozzo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 125012798X
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 392
  • Pdf File: the-truth-about-happily-ever-after.pdf

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Love doesn’t always work out the way fairy tales tell us it should in this sweet romance about learning how to move on from a broken heart. Everything was supposed to be perfect. Alyssa has a job she loves, working as Cinderella at her favorite theme park; a fantastic group of friends; and a boyfriend who will no longer be long–distance. But as the summer progresses, her prince becomes less charming and more distant, and Alyssa's perfect summer falls apart. Forced to acknowledge that life is not always a fairy tale, Alyssa starts working to pull her herself back together. Fortunately, she doesn't have to do it alone. With her friend Miller's support, she's determined to prove that she's more than just a pretty princess. And with his help, maybe she's finally ready for something better than dreams... Maybe she's ready for something real. From Karole Cozzo, author of How to Keep Rolling After a Fall and How to Say I Love You Out Loud, comes The Truth About Happily Ever After, a charming, uplifting young adult novel for the princess in all of us. Praise for Karole Cozzo: “A budding romance with family drama and a feel-good ending.” —School Library Journal on How to Say I Love You Out Loud "A wonderful, heartbreaking book which will stay with you.” —Danika Stone, author of All the Feels, on How to Keep Rolling After a Fall