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The Four Swans

By Winston Graham
  • ISBN Code: : 0330524259
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 590
  • Category : Fiction
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The Four Swans is the masterful sixth novel in Winston Graham's hugely popular Poldark series, which has become a television phenomenon starring Aidan Turner. Cornwall 1795-1797. Although Ross Poldark – now something of a war hero – seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer for his wife Demelza. All four women – the four swans – whose lives touch Ross’s, face a crisis in these years. For his wife Demelza, his old love Elizabeth, his friend’s new wife Caroline and for the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth these are times of stress and conflict. The Four Swans is followed by the seventh book in the Poldark series, The Angry Tide.

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This beautiful book visits twenty-eight richly atmospheric sites and tells the mythological stories associated with them. Woven into these landscapes are tales of love and betrayal, greed and courage, passion and revenge, featuring the famous characters of Celtic lore, such as Cú Chulainn, the children of Lír and Queen Maeve. The historical and archaeological facts and the folk traditions of each ancient site are explored. Some are famous, such as Tara and Newgrange; others are less well known but equally captivating such as the Béara Peninsula in Cork. In a world where many have lost touch with the land and their past, the legendary Irish landscape still survives and the stories are never quite over as long as there are people to tell them.

The Old Inns of Old England

By Charles G. Harper
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 345
  • Category : Travel
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"The Old Inns of Old England" in 2 volumes is a detailed and picturesque account of the ancient and storied hostelries of England written by the English author and illustrator Charles George Harper. This carefully crafted e-artnow ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents._x000D_ Volume 1:_x000D_ Introductory_x000D_ The Ancient History of Inns_x000D_ General History of Inns_x000D_ The Eighteenth Century_x000D_ Latter Days_x000D_ Pilgrims' Inns and Monastic Hostels_x000D_ Historic Inns_x000D_ Inns of Old Romance_x000D_ Pickwickian Inns_x000D_ Dickensian Inns_x000D_ Highwaymen's Inns_x000D_ Volume 2:_x000D_ A Posy of Old Inns_x000D_ The Old Inns of Cheshire_x000D_ Inns Retired from Business_x000D_ Inns with Relics and Curiosities_x000D_ Tavern Rhymes and Inscriptions_x000D_ The Highest Inns in England_x000D_ Gallows Signs_x000D_ Signs Painted by Artists_x000D_ Queer Signs in Quaint Places_x000D_ Rural Inns_x000D_ The Evolution of a Country Inn_x000D_ Ingle-nooks_x000D_ Innkeepers' Epitaphs_x000D_ Inns with Odd Privileges_x000D_ Inns in Literature_x000D_ Visitors' Books

The Old Inns of England (Vol. 1&2)

By Charles G. Harper
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 345
  • Category : Travel
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"The Old Inns of Old England" in 2 volumes is a detailed and picturesque account of the ancient and storied hostelries of England written by the English author and illustrator Charles George Harper. Table of Contents. Volume 1: Introductory The Ancient History of Inns General History of Inns The Eighteenth Century Latter Days Pilgrims' Inns and Monastic Hostels Historic Inns Inns of Old Romance Pickwickian Inns Dickensian Inns Highwaymen's Inns Volume 2: A Posy of Old Inns The Old Inns of Cheshire Inns Retired from Business Inns with Relics and Curiosities Tavern Rhymes and Inscriptions The Highest Inns in England Gallows Signs Signs Painted by Artists Queer Signs in Quaint Places Rural Inns The Evolution of a Country Inn Ingle-nooks Innkeepers' Epitaphs Inns with Odd Privileges Inns in Literature Visitors' Books

Vanquishing the Viscount

By Elizabeth Keysian
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  • Publisher : Entangled: Scandalous
  • Book Code : 1640634959
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
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"When I'm craving an author who knows how to bring the past alive, I turn to Ms. Keysian." - Harmony Williams, author of the Ladies of Passion series Emma Hibbert will never again trust a good-looking man. They offer nothing but heartbreak and humiliation. But her conscience won't let her abandon a sinfully handsome stranger needing help—even if he ignites an unwelcome passion in her. She soon realizes she should have left him in the mud where she found him, for he has the power to ruin everything... Viscount Tidworth is anything but grateful for being rescued after a tumble from his horse. His pretty savior may be well-meaning, but forcing him to delay his journey completely wrecks his engagement plans. And Tidworth cannot let that stand. But when he discovers Emma's true identity, he must choose between his desire for revenge...and his baffling attraction to her. Each book in the Wayward in Wessex series is STANDALONE: * Distracting the Duke * Unmasking the Earl * Vanquishing the Viscount

Advances in Intrinsic Motivation and Aesthetics

By Hy I. Day
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1461331951
  • Total of Pages : 503
  • Category : Philosophy
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It has been both a pleasure and an honor to edit this book. The pleasure has been in interacting with the gifted authors who wrote the chapters for this volume and the honor has been in knowing that the book is dedicated to a great man and a brilliant psychologist-Daniel E. Berlyne. All the contributors to this book have been touched, at some time, by Dan Berlyne and his ideas. Whether as his teachers, his colleages, his peers, his students, or his friends and arguing partners, we have all felt his presence and been improved by it. The list of contributors to this volume is large and could have been much larger, for a number of people, in fact, contacted me for the oppor tunity to contribute when they heard about the purpose of this book. It is also an international list, for Dan Berlyne's contacts were international. The diversity in content and style is also intentional. The authors were invited to contribute an original paper in the field in which they are presently engaged, whether theoretical or a report of empirical work, and to indicate the contribution that Dan Berlyne had made to their work. As the reader will note, contributions range from personal and contact in a laboratory to ideas that elicit controversy, argument, and intensive re search. Daniel Ellis Berlyne was born in Selford, England, a suburb of Man chester,in 1924, and died in Toronto, Canada, on November 2, 1976.

Ireland's Birds

By Niall Mac Coitir
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  • Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Book Code : 1848894988
  • Total of Pages : 287
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 151
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Birds have been important symbols in our art and culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many place names and legends. In this book, Niall Mac Coitir draws together the mythology, legends and folklore of Ireland's birds, both wild and domestic. The birds are presented in seasonal order based on their migratory habits (the cuckoo and summer) or on their cultural associations (the robin with Christmas). He also explores how birds are often powerful symbols of various virtues and qualities, such as the goose, which is a symbol of watchfulness and bravery. This challenges us to look at birds in a different way, as dynamic creatures that have influenced our society over the millennia. Written with imagination and enthusiasm, this mix of natural history, mythology and folklore will delight and enlighten all interested in the birds of Ireland.

Language and Thought of the Child

By Jean Piaget
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134740492
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Medical
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Jean Piaget was one of the most salient and inspirational figures in psychological and educational research of the 20th century. He was also prolific, authoring or editing over 80 books and numerous journals and papers which spawned a continuation of his work over the following decades. His work now compromises a major component of many courses on children's psychological development and in a research tradition which is expanding, scholars may need access to the original texts rather than secondhand accounts. This volume is the sixth of nine reproducing Piaget's original works - they are also available as a boxed set.

Alien Invasion Short Stories

By
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1787552497
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
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New authors and collections. Visitors from other planets have long obsessed us. H.G. Wells’ War of Worlds spawned a huge wave of speculative fiction but the roots of such fears run deep in our literature, where the mysteries of other cultures have long threatened the familiar and the comfortable. Did aliens build the ancient pyramids? do they live amongst us today? what happens when they invade? And are they just the people from the next valley? or country? or planet? Would it be an inevitable act of aggression, one of assistance and care, or simply a reminder of our paltry existence in a crowded universe? Flame Tree’s successful Gothic Fantasy series brings a brilliant new mix of classic and new writing, in this beautiful edition. These new authors appear alongside the following classic and essential writers: George Tomkyns Chesney, George Allan England, Austin Hall, H.P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Robert Potter, Garrett P. Serviss, Jonathan Swift, Voltaire, H.G. Wells; along with text from The Taking of Ireland (retold tales from The Book of Invasions).

The Complete Works of G. A. Henty

By G. A. Henty
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 24324
  • Category : Fiction
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Novels: A Search for a Secret All But Lost Out on the Pampas The Young Franc-Tireurs The Young Buglers The Cornet of Horse In Times of Peril Facing Death, The Hero of the Vaughan Pit Winning His Spurs Friends Though Divided Jack Archer Under Drake's Flag By Sheer Pluck With Clive in India In Freedom's Cause St. George For England True to the Old Flag The Young Colonists The Dragon and the Raven For Name and Fame The Lion of the North Through the Fray The Bravest of the Brave A Final Reckoning The Young Carthaginian With Wolfe in Canada Bonnie Prince Charlie For the Temple In the Reign of Terror Orange and Green Captain Bayley's Heir The Cat of Bubastes The Curse of Carne's Hold The Lion of St. Mark By Pike and Dyke One of the 28th With Lee in Virginia By England's Aid By Right of Conquest Chapter of Adventures Maori and Settler The Dash For Khartoum Held Fast for England Redskin and Cowboy Beric the Briton Condemned as a Nihilist In Greek Waters Rujub, the Juggler Dorothy's Double A Jacobite Exile Saint Bartholomew's Eve Through the Sikh War In the Heart of the Rockies When London Burned A Girl of the Commune Wulf The Saxon A Knight of the White Cross Through Russian Snows The Tiger of Mysore At Agincourt On the Irrawaddy The Queen's Cup With Cochrane the Dauntless Colonel Thorndyke's Secret A March on London With Frederick the Great With Moore at Corunna Among Malay Pirates At Aboukir and Acre Both Sides the Border The Golden Cañon The Stone Chest The Lost Heir Under Wellington's Command In the Hands of the Cave Dwellers No Surrender A Roving Commission Won by the Sword In the Irish Brigade Out With Garibaldi With Buller in Natal At the Point of the Bayonet To Herat and Cabul With Roberts to Pretoria The Treasure of the Incas With Kitchener in the Soudan With the British Legion Through Three Campaigns With the Allies to Pekin By Conduct and Courage Short Stories Historical Works …