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Ruining Miss Wrotham

By Emily Larkin
  • ISBN Code: : 0994144369
  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Fiction
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*Desert Isle Keeper* “Grabbed my attention from the first page and didn’t let me go until the end.” ~ Caz @ All About Romance Eleanor Wrotham has sworn off overbearing men, but she needs help to find her missing sister—and the man who steps forward is as domineering as he is dangerous: the notorious Mordecai Black. The illegitimate son of an earl, Mordecai is infamous for his skill with women. His affairs are legendary, but few people realize that Mordecai has rules, and one of them is: Never ruin a woman. Can Mordecai help Miss Wrotham without ruining her? "One of the most entertaining, heartfelt, and romantic books I have read in forever!" ~ Carla @ NetGalley Length: Full-length novel of 94,000 words Sensuality level: A hot Regency romance with steamy love scenes Q & A with the author How would you describe this series? It's Regency England with a dash of magic. I hope to take readers on a journey from the glittering ballrooms of the aristocracy to the dark underbelly of Regency England—with passion, danger, adventure, romance, and a little magic thrown into the mix. I think the series could also be labelled Regency Noir, because it falls on the darker, grittier side of the romance fence, although each book contains humor, too. The stories are emotional, but not sweet (there’s sex, violence, and my heroes do swear rather badly at times!). Why did you write this series? I wanted to get my well-bred heroines out of the drawing rooms and put them in the way of adventure and romance. But I didn’t want to write a series where magic is common; I wanted to write a series where only a few characters have magic, and it’s a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows. But ... do magic and Regency England go together? Definitely! Many, many years ago I read Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot) by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, and totally loved it and ever since then I’ve thought that Regency England and magic go very well together. What was the catalyst for this series? A magazine article I read in which celebrities were asked what magic power they’d choose and why. That got me thinking! (I’d choose shapeshifting, by the way.) How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. Who would like this series? This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, the dark and sensual ‘noir’ feel of Anna Campbell, the emotion of Mary Balogh or Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal. Quite a broad range, really!

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Claiming Mister Kemp

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0994138466
  • Total of Pages : 227
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 679
  • Pdf File: claiming-mister-kemp.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A forbidden love... Lucas Kemp’s twin sister died last year. He’s put aside his mourning clothes, but not his heartache. If Lucas ever needed a friend, it’s now—and who should walk in his door but Lieutenant Thomas Matlock. Lucas and Tom are more than just best friends; they’ve been in love with each other for years. In love with each other—and pretending not to know it. But this time, Tom’s not going to ignore the attraction between them. This time, he’s going to push the issue. He’s going to teach Lucas how to laugh again—and he’s going to take Lucas as his lover... "Heartbreakingly gorgeous. Tom is the most incredible hero - patient, understanding, passionate, sensitive. Lucas is so proper and stiff, his struggles so very real and poignant. I love Larkin's stories but this one is exquisite." ~ M.C.E. Top 500 reviewer Length: Shorter length novel of 48,000 words Sensuality level: A hot Regency male-male romance with sensual love scenes Q & A with the author Why did you write this book? When Tom and Lucas walked onto the page in Trusting Miss Trentham (the third book in the Baleful Godmother series) I fell in love with them both. I really wanted to know their story—so I decided to write it. I’m very glad I did, because it was so much fun! Lucas is my first ever virgin hero, and I really enjoyed writing his scenes. Claiming Mister Kemp was meant to be a novella, but it grew and grew and grew, until finally I had to admit defeat and call it a (short) novel. How would you describe this book? At its most basic, Claiming Mister Kemp is a friends to lovers romance, but it’s also a story about grief, and about two men finding the courage to love one another in a time when this was punishable by death. I think it’s the most emotional book I’ve ever written. Readers have told me that some scenes make them cry, which I take as a compliment! Claiming Mister Kemp is a Baleful Godmother novel, so both Tom and Lucas have brushes with magic—even if they don’t realize it. And although this book is a companion novel to Trusting Miss Trentham it can be read as a standalone. How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. Who would like this book? This book will appeal to readers who love male-male romances, Regency romances, or both. Fans of KJ Charles, Joanna Chambers, and Cat Sebastian should particularly enjoy it.

Lady Isabella’s Ogre

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0995105006
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 221
  • Pdf File: lady-isabella-s-ogre.pdf

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She’s one of London’s beauties ... He's London's ogre. Lady Isabella Knox enjoys her independence. She collects strays—dogs, kittens, runaway brides—but she has no intention of collecting a husband. Major Nicholas Reynolds returned from the Battle of Waterloo a hero. He’s had enough of soldiering; all he wants now is a bride ... but his scarred face sends young ladies fleeing. When a slip of her tongue brands the major an ogre, his chances of marriage disintegrate. Determined to put things to rights, Isabella sets out to revive the major’s marriage prospects. How better than for the two of them to indulge in a make-believe flirtation? They both know it’s not real, so where’s the danger? But Isabella is soon in over her head—and so is Major Reynolds. "This story has it all: damsels in distress, villains, heroes, romance, suspense, mistakes & misunderstandings, all wrapped up in one cannot-put-it-down story." ~ Goodreads reviewer (Lady Isabella’s Ogre is a new version of Beauty and the Scarred Hero, which was published under the penname Emily May. The last few chapters have been rewritten. Some things are the same, some are different...)

Lieutenant Mayhew's Catastrophes

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0995139644
  • Total of Pages : 142
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 622
  • Pdf File: lieutenant-mayhew-s-catastrophes.pdf

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Take one dashing lieutenant, one adventurous young lady, and two mischievous kittens ... and what do you have? A recipe for disaster! Or perhaps for love... When Lieutenant Mayhew boards the stagecoach bound for Southampton he anticipates an uneventful journey. True, he’s carrying kittens, but it’s only eighty miles. What could possibly go wrong? He’s not expecting to meet the enchanting Miss Willemina Culpepper. Nor is he expecting the kittens to be quite so good at vanishing. Mayhew has faced many challenges in his career as a soldier. Traveling from London to Southampton should not be a challenge. Except that it is. "A feel good romp with delightful characters I couldn't help but love. A joy to read." ~ Roses Are Blue "A book that will truly lift your spirits." ~ Monica @ Goodreads Lieutenant Mayhew’s Catastrophes is a 28,000 word Regency romance novella. It was previously published in the duet Love and Other Perils.

Midnight Quill Trio

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0995105049
  • Total of Pages : 422
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 778
  • Pdf File: midnight-quill-trio.pdf

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Three linked historical romances that will touch your heart and make you laugh, cry, and fall in love… Join a desperate young countess, an enterprising spinster, and a penniless widow as they fall in love and learn to experience pleasure for the very first time. This trio of sensual and deeply emotional stories includes one daring rescue, one scandalous secret, one extremely awkward wedding night, one gentle giant, two battle-scarred officers, a darkly gothic manor house, and some of the worst food in England. The Midnight Quill Trio by award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Emily Larkin consists of two novellas and one full-length novel — The Countess’s Groom, The Spinster’s Secret, and The Baronet’s Bride. If you love richly-detailed historical romances filled with passion, emotion, and compelling characters, then this collection is for you! Length: One novel and two novellas totaling 104,000 words Sensuality level: These historical romances contain steamy love scenes The Countess’s Groom (a novella) Rose, the young Countess Malmstoke, is trapped in a violent marriage. Escape seems impossible—until her horse groom, Will Fenmore, steps forward to help her. The Spinster’s Secret (a novel) Matilda Chapple is penniless, orphaned, and dependent on her uncle’s grim charity, but she’s finally found a way to escape: she’ll write her way to financial freedom! Her secret is safe—until Waterloo veteran, Captain Edward Kane, agrees to uncover the anonymous author's identity. The Baronet’s Bride (a novella) Sir Gareth Locke lost an arm at Waterloo. He’s in love with his new bride, Cecily, but he’s dreading their wedding night. He knows it will be an ordeal: clumsy, awkward, and mortifying. But Cecily and Gareth are about to have a wedding night that neither of them expects... “Straight up touched my heart. It's been a while since I laughed, cried, despaired, and felt one with a character to this extent.” ~ Punya Reviews (on The Spinster’s Secret) “Full of misunderstandings, desires, and erotism. Larkin at her best.” ~ Goodreads Reviewer (on The Baronet's Bride) “Tender and heartwarming.” ~ Buried Under Romance (on The Countess’s Groom) “Beautifully written. The stories were so captivating that I continued to think of them long afterwards.” ~ Amazon Reviewer (on the Midnight Quill Trio) “Larkin has a way with characters that draws you in. I couldn't put down the book until I read all three stories.” ~ Goodreads Reviewer (on the Midnight Quill Trio) “Smart, funny romances full of well-rounded characters and charm.” ~ Goodreads Reviewer (on the Midnight Quill Trio) In addition to the three stories, this collection also contains the first chapter of The Earl’s Dilemma.

Never An Officer's Bride

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0995143609
  • Total of Pages : 900
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 972
  • Pdf File: never-an-officer-s-bride.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meet three young ladies who know they’ll never marry … and the officers who capture their hearts. Welcome to Regency England, where a duke’s daughter, a penniless spinster, and an heiress are about to discover that even though they’ve given up on love, love hasn’t given up on them. This special collection from USA Today bestselling author Emily Larkin includes three sexy and romantic full-length novels—Lady Isabella’s Ogre, The Spinster’s Secret, and the USA Today bestselling Trusting Miss Trentham. If you love page-turning historical romances brimming with emotion, intrigue, and compelling characters, then this collection is for you! Length: Three Regency romance novels totalling 230,000 words Sensuality level: These books contain love scenes ranging in heat from mild to steamy. Lady Isabella’s Ogre Major Nicholas Reynolds has had enough of soldiering; all he wants now is a bride, but his scarred face sends young ladies fleeing. How better to revive his marriage prospects than to indulge in a flirtation with the beautiful Lady Isabella Knox? They both know it’s not real, so where’s the danger? The Spinster’s Secret Matilda Chapple is penniless, orphaned, and dependent on her uncle’s meager charity—but she’s found a way to escape: she’ll write her way to financial freedom! Her secret is safe … until Waterloo veteran, Captain Edward Kane, agrees to uncover the anonymous author's identity. Trusting Miss Trentham Letitia Trentham is noteworthy for three reasons. One, she’s extremely wealthy. Two, she can distinguish truth from lies. Three, she’s refused every man who’s ever proposed to her. But when Major Icarus Reid asks her to help hunt down a traitor, it’s a proposal she can’t refuse. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Unique and romantic and emotional and simply amazing.” ~ NetGalley Reviewer (on Trusting Miss Trentham) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Straight up touched my heart. It's been a while since I laughed, cried, despaired, and felt one with a character to this extent.” ~ Punya Reviews (on The Spinster’s Secret) ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Clever, romantic, well-paced, and completely enjoyable. A delightful read!” ~ Goodreads reviewer (on Lady Isabella’s Ogre) In addition to the three novels, this collection also contains the first three chapters of Primrose and the Dreadful Duke. *Please note that this collection was previously published as Always A Soldier.*

The Baronet’s Bride

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0995105030
  • Total of Pages : 83
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 244
  • Pdf File: the-baronet-s-bride.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A lesson in love... Sir Gareth Locke lost an arm at Waterloo. He’s in love with his new bride—but he’s dreading their wedding night. He knows it will be an ordeal: clumsy, awkward, and mortifying. Cecily Locke knows what to expect in the marriage bed—after all, she’s been married once before. It will be uncomfortable and a little messy, but over quickly enough. But Cecily and Gareth are about to have a wedding night that neither of them expects... **The Baronet's Bride is a novella of approximately 15,000 words. It is a direct sequel to The Spinster’s Secret and features some of the characters in that novel. For the best reader experience it should be read after The Spinster's Secret.**

Octavius and the Perfect Governess

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0995136661
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 642
  • Pdf File: octavius-and-the-perfect-governess.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A governess in jeopardy . . . and the marquis's son who goes undercover as a housemaid to protect her. Lord Octavius Pryor leads a carefree life, until the night he visits Vauxhall Gardens in the guise of a woman. At Vauxhall, Octavius discovers that being a female is very different from being a man. Annoyingly different, unpleasantly different—and when he encounters the lecherous Baron Rumpole, dangerously different. Determined to teach the baron a lesson, Octavius infiltrates Rumpole's household, where he meets the woman of his dreams: Miss Toogood, governess to the baron's daughters. Suddenly Octavius has three pressing tasks. 1) To teach the baron to keep his yardstick in his breeches. 2) To keep Miss Toogood safe. 3) To convince her to marry him. Length: Full-length novel of 88,000 words Sensuality level: A Regency romance with mild love scenes A word of caution: This novel is a bodice ripper, and I mean that quite literally. Bodices are ripped in this book—and not in a playful or sexy way. However, I promise you that all rippers of bodices receive their just desserts. Q & A with the author How would you describe this series? It's Regency England with passion, danger, adventure, humor, romance—and a dash of magic. The stories are emotional, but not sweet. There's sex, and my heroes do swear at times! Hang on. Did you say magic? I did. But don't worry—the books are first and foremost historical romances. Only a few characters have magic, and it's a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows. But ... do magic and Regency England go together? Definitely! Many years ago I read Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot) by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, and totally loved it and ever since then I've thought that Regency England and magic go very well together. How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She's why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you've not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I've also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. Who would like this series? This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop and humor of Georgette Heyer, the sensual 'noir' feel of Anna Campbell, the emotion of Mary Balogh or Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal. Quite a broad range, really!

The Spinster’s Secret

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0994138482
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 629
  • Pdf File: the-spinster-s-secret.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Straight up touched my heart. It's been a while since I laughed, cried, despaired, and felt one with a character to this extent.” ~ Punya Reviews Matilda Chapple is penniless, orphaned, and dependent on her uncle’s meager charity—but she’s found a way to escape: she’ll write her way to financial freedom. When Mattie pens a series of titillating short stories, she starts earning money . . . and notoriety. Her secret is safe—until Waterloo veteran, Edward Kane, agrees to uncover the anonymous author's identity. Can Mattie conceal the secret of her scandalous writings, or will Edward discover that the virginal spinster and the risqué authoress are one and the same person? A Regency romance with a battle-scarred hero, an enterprising heroine, a gothic backdrop, and some of the worst food in England. **The Spinster's Secret is the second book in the Midnight Quill Trio, but may be read as a standalone.** Q & A with the author How would you describe this book? Good question! Um . . . a gothic Regency romance with underlying humor? By gothic, I mean that the setting is gothic: an isolated and gloomy manor with dark, drafty corridors and a miserly uncle. There are nightly readings of ‘improving texts’ and some truly awful food! Your hero and heroine are a little unusual. Tell us a bit about them. The heroine, Mattie, is six foot tall—which is a little taller than your average heroine! Edward, the hero, is even taller, and badly scarred from injuries he received at Waterloo. And when I say badly scarred, I mean really badly scarred. Did you do a lot of research for this book? I read two ‘titillating’ novels of the era, Fanny Hill and The Lustful Turk, which were quite ludicrous. The stories Mattie writes are just as silly! How would you describe your writing? Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments. Who would like this book? This book would appeal to readers who like the historical backdrop and understated humor of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, the dark and sensual ‘noir’ feel of Anna Campbell, and the emotion of Mary Balogh or Courtney Milan.

The Countess’s Groom

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0994138490
  • Total of Pages : 91
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 779
  • Pdf File: the-countess-s-groom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A tale of forbidden love between a young countess and her servant. Rose, the Countess Malmstoke, is trapped in a violent marriage. Escape seems impossible—until her horse groom Will Fenmore offers to help her. As they plan her escape to the American colonies, Rose learns to trust Will with her life and her heart. Is the future she dreams of possible? **The Countess's Groom is a novella of approximately 18,000 words. It is the prequel to The Spinster's Secret but may be read as a standalone.** [Note: This is the second edition of The Countess's Groom and contains 3,000 more words than the first edition.]

The Earl's Dilemma

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0994144318
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 927
  • Pdf File: the-earl-s-dilemma.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“Utterly delightful friends-to-lovers story. This is by far the funniest that I've read, and the most adorable too.” ~ Buried Under Romance James Hargrave, Earl of Arden, urgently needs a wife. He’s resigned himself to a marriage of convenience and has even chosen a bride: Kate Honeycourt, his best friend’s sister. Kate has been on the shelf for years. Why, then, does she so firmly turn him down? Surely she can’t be holding out for a love match? But Kate has a proposal of her own: she’ll find James a bride he can fall in love with. Armed with a list of requirements, Kate sets out to find James the perfect wife. But things don’t progress as either of them expect... A Regency romance featuring an earl who needs to marry in a hurry, the spinster he turns to for help, and a list that grows...and grows...and grows. (The Earl's Dilemma was originally published under the penname Emily May.)

Love and Other Surprises

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0995142858
  • Total of Pages : 375
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 669
  • Pdf File: love-and-other-surprises.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Two linked Regency romances published together for the very first time! This duo from USA Today bestselling author Emily Larkin features one London beauty, one scarred major, one dashing lieutenant, one intrepid young lady ... and a litter of kittens. Length: A novel and a novella totaling 99,000 words Sensuality level: Two Regency romances containing mild love scenes If you love captivating historical romances brimming with humor, emotion, and animals, then these stories are for you! Lady Isabella’s Ogre (a novel) Lady Isabella Knox enjoys her independence. She collects strays—dogs, kittens, runaway brides—but she has no intention of collecting a husband. Major Nicholas Reynolds has had enough of soldiering; all he wants now is a bride … but his scarred face sends young ladies fleeing. When a slip of Isabella’s tongue brands the major an ogre, his chances of marriage disintegrate. Determined to put things to rights, Isabella sets out to revive the major’s marriage prospects. How better than for the two of them to indulge in a make-believe flirtation? They both know it’s not real, so where’s the danger? But Isabella is soon in over her head—and so is Major Reynolds. Lieutenant Mayhew’s Catastrophes (a novella) When Lieutenant Mayhew boards the stagecoach bound for Southampton he anticipates an uneventful journey. True, he’s carrying kittens, but it’s only eighty miles. What could possibly go wrong? He’s not expecting to meet the enchanting Miss Willemina Culpepper. Nor is he expecting the kittens to be quite so good at vanishing. Mayhew has faced many challenges in his career as a soldier. Traveling from London to Southampton should not be difficult. Except that it is.

My Lady Thief

By Emily Larkin
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  • Publisher : Emily Larkin
  • Book Code : 0994144334
  • Total of Pages : 298
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 305
  • Pdf File: my-lady-thief.pdf

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An elusive thief is haunting Regency London, stealing from the wealthy to give to the poor... Arabella Knightley might be an earl’s granddaughter, but underneath the ballgowns and the dancing slippers is a girl who grew up in the slums. Arabella’s past is no secret—it’s even earned her the nickname Miss Smell o’ Gutters—but she does have something to hide. Something very dangerous… Adam St. Just is one of Society’s most sought after bachelors. He’s also the man responsible for Arabella’s nickname. Bored by polite society, he sets out to unmask Mayfair’s elusive thief ... but he’s not prepared for what he discovers. A page-turning enemies-to-lovers Regency romance. If you love stories brimming with emotion, humor, and captivating characters, then this novel is for you! "Characters with passion, depth, intelligence, and a great sense of humor." ~ Buried Under Romance Length: A full-length Regency romance of 83 000 words Sensuality level: This book contains mildly sensual love scenes *Finalist in the Booksellers Best, National Readers Choice, and Australian Romantic Book of the Year awards.* (Please note, this book was originally published as The Unmasking of a Lady, by Emily May.)

Dictionary of the British English Spelling System

By Greg Brooks
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  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Book Code : 1783741074
  • Total of Pages : 522
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 509
  • Pdf File: dictionary-of-the-british-english-spelling-system.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book will tell all you need to know about British English spelling. It's a reference work intended for anyone interested in the English language, especially those who teach it, whatever the age or mother tongue of their students. It will be particularly useful to those wishing to produce well-designed materials for teaching initial literacy via phonics, for teaching English as a foreign or second language, and for teacher training. English spelling is notoriously complicated and difficult to learn; it is correctly described as much less regular and predictable than any other alphabetic orthography. However, there is more regularity in the English spelling system than is generally appreciated. This book provides, for the first time, a thorough account of the whole complex system. It does so by describing how phonemes relate to graphemes and vice versa. It enables searches for particular words, so that one can easily find, not the meanings or pronunciations of words, but the other words with which those with unusual phoneme-grapheme/grapheme-phoneme correspondences keep company. Other unique features of this book include teacher-friendly lists of correspondences and various regularities not described by previous authorities, for example the strong tendency for the letter-name vowel phonemes (the names of the letters ) to be spelt with those single letters in non-final syllables.

Nine Buck's Row

By Jennifer Wilde
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1497698324
  • Total of Pages : 247
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 119
  • Pdf File: nine-buck-s-row.pdf

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New York Times­–bestselling author Jennifer Wilde’s spine-tingling classic Gothic romance based on the facts and legends of Jack the Ripper Panic has Victorian-era London in a death grip. Young women are being murdered in the East End, and Scotland Yard isn’t getting any closer to finding the serial killer. Now eighteen-year-old Susannah Hunt’s aunt has been found savagely slain, leaving her all alone in the world—until Nicholas Craig becomes her legal guardian. But even under the protection of the handsome, unusually secretive Craig, Susannah may not be safe. Her new home at Nine Buck’s Row harbors mysteries of its own. What is she to make of the upstairs boarder, itinerant painter Daniel Lord, who professes desire for her yet conceals himself in the shadows? As Susannah’s attraction to the enigmatic Nicholas increases, she is thrust deeper into danger. Grisly murders continue to terrorize the city, and as the list of suspects grows, Susannah finds she can trust no one, not even the man she loves—for the monster they call the Ripper is still out there.

Earl on the Run

By Jane Ashford
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1728217296
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 270
  • Pdf File: earl-on-the-run.pdf

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Fans of Mary Balogh, Ella Quinn, and Bridgerton will fall in love with the charismatic characters and glittering detail of Jane Ashford's bestselling Regency romances: A reluctant earl flees from his new role A willful lady yearns to escape her family's strict rules They may find refuge in each other The missing Earl of Ferrington doesn't want to be found... At the end of the London season, Harriet Finch reluctantly returns to her wealthy grandfather's country house. His rigid opinions for how she should live and whom she should marry sparks Harriet's rebelliousness. Yearning to reclaim her freedom, Harriet goes for a long walk and a handsome rogue from the nearby Travelers camp catches her eye. Little does she know, the rugged Traveler she's flirting with is the missing Earl of Ferrington in disguise. Will this intriguing man, who goes by "Jack" tell Harriet the truth about who he is for the sake their blossoming relationship? Or will he keep his distance altogether? Time is running out, and the earl can't hide forever... "Impossible to put down... The story crackles with clever dialogue and humorous scenes." —Historical Novel Society for The Duke Who Loved Me "An irresistibly sweet literary confection." —Booklist for Earl to the Rescue "Complex characters, subtle romance, and all the sparkling wit and flirtatious banter of a Georgette Heyer novel." —Publishers Weekly for A Duke Too Far

The Old Road (from Canterbury to Winchester)

By Hilaire Belloc
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465548661
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : England
  • Members : 337
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The Death of Grass

By John Christopher
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141192011
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 772
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A thought experiment in future-shock survivalism' Robert MacFarlane 'Gripping ... of all science fiction's apocalypses, this is one of the most haunting' Financial Times WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE A post-apocalyptic vision of the world pushed to the brink by famine, John Christopher's science fiction masterpiece The Death of Grass includes an introduction by Robert MacFarlane in Penguin Modern Classics. At first the virus wiping out grass and crops is of little concern to John Custance. It has decimated Asia, causing mass starvation and riots, but Europe is safe and a counter-virus is expected any day. Except, it turns out, the governments have been lying to their people. When the deadly disease hits Britain, society starts to descend into barbarism. As John and his family try to make it across country to the safety of his brother's farm in a hidden valley, their humanity is tested to its very limits. A chilling psychological thriller and one of the greatest post-apocalyptic novels ever written, The Death of Grass shows people struggling to hold on to their identities as the familiar world disintegrates - and the terrible price they must pay for surviving. John Christopher (1922-2012) was the pen name of Samuel Youd, a prolific writer of science fiction. His novels were popular during the 1950s and 1960s, most notably The Death Of Grass (1956), The World in Winter (1962), and Wrinkle in the Skin (1965), all works depicting ordinary people struggling in the midst of apocalyptic catastrophes. In 1966 he started writing science-fiction for adolescents; The Tripods trilogy, the Prince in Waiting trilogy (also known as the Sword of the Spirits trilogy) and The Lotus Caves are still widely read today. Ifyou enjoyed The Death of Grass, you might like John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

Unlikely Traitors

By Clare Langley-Hawthorne
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1497659531
  • Total of Pages : 307
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: unlikely-traitors.pdf

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Ursula Marlow thought she was done with death, but when her fiancé, Lord Wrotham, is arrested on charges of treason, her world is turned upside down. It is the winter of 1913, and the British Parliament, unsettled on the question of Home Rule for Ireland, is shaken over allegations of a plot to sell naval military secrets to Kaiser’s Germany and liberate Ireland from English rule. For the first time, Ursula must work together with Chief Inspector Harrison to uncover the truth about Lord Wrotham’s involvement, as well as his mysterious past. As the investigation continues, Ursula is drawn into the shadowy world of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a web of espionage and betrayal. She must race against time to clear Lord Wrotham’s name and thwart a plot that threatens not only British national security, but also her life.

Mediaeval Hospitals of England

By R.M. Clay
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 113692776X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 669
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Why Lords Lose Their Hearts

By Manda Collins
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 1466815388
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 423
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THE TRUTH COULD RUIN HER In Manda Collins's Why Lords Lose Their Hearts, Perdita, the widowed Duchess of Ormonde, keeps a dangerous secret-the truth of how her brutish husband died. But a mysterious avenger seems to know it, too, and when anonymous threats turn into public attacks, there's only one friend she can turn to for help-her husband's former secretary, Lord Archer Lisle. The man who witnessed her every heartache. The kind of man whose love she can only dream of ... WILL HIS LOVE SAVE HER? The youngest of the Duke of Pemberton's five sons, Lord Archer Lisle is used to waiting his turn. For years, he could only stand by, seething, as Perdita suffered at the hands of her husband, but now she's under threat from another source-one who will stop at nothing to make her pay for the late duke's death. But the good-natured Archer can be dangerous when crossed-and he'll do anything to keep the woman he's adored for so long safe in his arms... "Absolutely delightful...an emotion-packed, passionate historical romance"-Romance Junkies, 5 stars (on How to Romance a Rake)

Undercover Duke

By Sabrina Jeffries
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  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Book Code : 1420148621
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 624
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Bridgerton fans and readers of Madeline Hunter, Eloisa James, and Lisa Kleypas won’t want to miss this humorous and clever new love story from the historical romance legend. “Smart, sexy historical romance…a perfectly fashioned love story rich in smoldering sexual chemistry, sharp wit, and a dash of danger.” —Booklist “A brilliant conclusion to a fun and entertaining series.” —Romance Junkies Along with his stepsiblings, Sheridan Wolfe, Duke of Armitage, is determined to finally solve the mysteries behind the suspicious deaths of their mother’s three husbands. Tasked with investigating a possible suspect, Sheridan finds himself in dangerous proximity to her captivating daughter, Vanessa Pryde. But still haunted by a tragically lost love, the duke is resolved to resist the attraction—and avoid any “scheming” husband-hunters. Besides, lovely Miss Pryde seems utterly smitten with a roguish London playwright . . . Vanessa thinks a little scheming may be in order—for it’s Sheridan she truly has her sights, and her heart, set on. Her theatrical flirtation is intended only to break through his business-like demeanor and guarded emotions. And as Sheridan’s jealousy becomes aroused, the two soon find themselves propelled into a scheme of an altogether different kind, involving a pretend engagement, a secret inquiry—and a perhaps not-so-secret leap into true love . . . “Anyone who loves romance must read Sabrina Jeffries!” —Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author “Fans will delight in revisiting Sheridan’s large family in this heated, twisty tale of love and deception.” —Publishers Weekly

The Bachelor

By Sabrina Jeffries
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  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Book Code : 1420148605
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 845
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Fans of Bridgerton will love this irresistibly fun new family in a series to savor from the New York Times bestselling author, as the grown children of a thrice-married dowager duchess piece together the stories of their fathers—while pursuing passions of their own . . . “Anyone who loves romance must read Sabrina Jeffries!” —Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestseller | Goodreads Romance that Readers Love Lady Gwyn Drake has long protected her family’s reputation by hiding an imprudent affair from her youth. But when her former suitor appears at Armitage Hall, manhandling the heiress and threatening to go public with her secrets, it’s Gwyn who needs protecting. Her twin brother, Thorn, hires Joshua Wolfe, the estate’s gamekeeper, to keep her safe in London during her debut. As a war hero, Joshua feels obligated to fulfill the assignment he has accepted. But as a man, it’s torment to be so very close to the beauty he’s fought to ignore . . . With handsome Joshua monitoring her every move, Gwyn would prefer to forget both the past and the parade of money-seeking bachelors at her coming out. But Joshua is unmoved by her attempts at flirtation, and the threat of blackmail still hangs over her. With danger closing in, Gwyn must decide which is the greater risk: deflecting a scoundrel’s attempts to sabotage her—or revealing her whole heart to the rugged bodyguard she can’t resist . . . If one knows anything about Regency society, it’s that they can’t resist a scandalous secret. “Beautifully showcases the author’s gift for creating vividly etched characters (including a well-matched pair of protagonists) and then expertly placing them within a tautly constructed plot spiced with danger and plenty of red-hot sensuality.” —Booklist

Chasing Lady Amelia

By Maya Rodale
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062386778
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 197
  • Pdf File: chasing-lady-amelia.pdf

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In the second novel of Maya Rodale’s enchanting Keeping Up with the Cavendishes series, an American heiress finds her reputation—and heart—in danger when she travels to London and meets a wickedly tempting rake Terribly Improper Lady Amelia is fed up with being a proper lady and wishes to explore London, so one night she escapes . . . and finds herself in the company of one Alistair Finlay-Jones. He’s been ordered by his uncle to wed one of the American girls. How lucky, then, that one of them stumbles right into his arms! Totally Scandalous Alistair and Amelia have one perfect day to explore London, from Astley’s Amphitheater to Vauxhall Gardens. Inevitably they end up falling in love and making love. If anyone finds out, she will be ruined, but he will win everything he’s ever wanted. Very Romantic When Amelia finds out Alistair has been ordered to marry her, he must woo her and win back the angry American girl. But with the threat of scandals, plural, looming . . . will he ever catch up to the woman he loves?

A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

By Daniel Defoe,Pat Rodgers
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141962356
  • Total of Pages : 736
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 711
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Britain in the early eighteenth century: an introduction that is both informative and imaginative, reliable and entertaining. To the tradition of travel writing Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime's experience as a businessman, soldier, economic journalist and spy, and his Tour (1724-6) is an invaluable source of social and economic history. But this book is far more than a beautifully written guide to Britain just before the industrial revolution, for Defoe possessed a wild, inventive streak that endows his work with astonishing energy and tension, and the Tour is his deeply imaginative response to a brave new economic world. By employing his skills as a chronicler, a polemicist and a creative writer keenly sensitive to the depredations of time, Defoe more than achieves his aim of rendering 'the present state' of Britain.

Friday's Child

By Georgette Heyer
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  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Book Code : 9781402233746
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 163
  • Pdf File: friday-s-child.pdf

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"A lightsome, brightsome comedy." -Kirkus Reviews "Nimble, light-hearted chronicle of high London society in the time of the Regency." -The New Yorker Georgette Heyer's sparkling romances have charmed and delighted millions of readers. Her characters brilliantly illuminate one of the most exciting and fascinating eras of English history-when drawing rooms sparkled with well-dressed nobility and romantic intrigues ruled the day. Heyer's heroines are smart and independent; her heroes are dashing noblemen who know how to handle a horse, fight a duel, or address a lady. And her sense of humor is legendary. When the incomparable Miss Milbourne spurns the impetuous Lord Sherington's marriage proposal (she laughs at him-laughs!) he vows to marry the next female he encounters, who happens to be the young, penniless Miss Hero Wantage, who has adored him all her life. Whisking her off to London, Sherry discovers there is no end to the scrapes his young, green bride can get into, and she discovers the excitement and glamorous social scene of the ton. Not until a deep misunderstanding erupts and Sherry almost loses his bride, does he plumb the depths of his own heart, and surprises himself with the love he finds there. "Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." -Publishers Weekly Georgette Heyer (1902?1974) wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.

The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

By Jennifer Ashley
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101529318
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 527
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A woman is drawn to a dangerously intruiging man in this unique historical romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley. It was whispered all through London Society that Ian Mackenzie was mad, that he’d spent his youth in an asylum, and was not to be trusted—especially with a lady. For the reputation of any woman caught in his presence was instantly ruined. Yet Beth found herself inexorably drawn to the Scottish lord whose hint of a brogue wrapped around her like silk and whose touch could draw her into a world of ecstasy. Despite his decadence and his intimidating intelligence, she could see that he needed help. Her help. Because suddenly the only thing that made sense to her was…The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie.