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The House on the Strand

By Daphne du Maurier
  • ISBN Code: : 0316252999
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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Dick Young is lent a house in Cornwall by his friend Professor Magnus Lane. During his stay he agrees to serve as a guinea pig for a new drug that Magnus has discovered in his scientific research. When Dick samples Magnus's potion, he finds himself doing the impossible: traveling through time while staying in place, thrown all the way back into Medieval Cornwall. The concoction wear off after several hours, but its effects are intoxicating and Dick cannot resist his newfound powers. As his journeys increase, Dick begins to resent the days he must spend in the modern world, longing ever more fervently to get back into his world of centuries before, and the home of the beautiful Lady Isolda... "The House on the Strand is prime du Maurier."-New York Times

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Twenty-five years ago, Carly Griffin left her home town of Leland, Kentucky—sure that it held nothing for her future. Now weary of living overseas for one consulting project after another, she's glad to have two months back home to relax with her aging parents. When she catches a glimpse of her high school friend Justine in the doorway of her elegant home, Carly is surprised by the warm, familiar feelings that the image stirs within her. Justine Hall made different life choices, returning to Leland after college to marry and raise two children. Now divorced, she walks a fine line between sanity and hell, struggling to reconcile the sexuality she can no longer deny with the expectations of motherhood and mores in a small town. Could these two women possibly have anything in common after all these years?

The Bend

By Terrence Tuthill
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Book Code : 1457548577
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 971
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Three families who live just 20 miles from each other, but they might as well be living on different planets. The Hood of South Central and Barrio of East LA mix and collide with the privileged beach communities of West Los Angeles in the times of meteoric change chronicled in the 1950’s and 60’s. The Bend is a memoir of one boy living with his family on the beach among the surf culture of the 50’s, surf pioneers who were called bums by many, including his strict parents, but went on to build a multi-million dollar global industry. Pete Thompson enjoyed the freedom of the beach and ocean every day, while in South Central, Jesse Moore and his family had things a little different. As well, in the Barrio of East LA, Hector Hinojosa did not get those cooling ocean breezes like Pete, and the summers there, as with Jesse living just off 46th and South Central Ave remained hot and thick with the prospects of no future on the streets of inner city Los Angeles. The Bend is what America was and evolved into during the tumult of these years. It is our story, the story of our America.

Princes of the Church

By David Rollason
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351859404
  • Total of Pages : 460
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 659
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Princes of the Church brings together the latest research exploring the importance of bishops’ palaces for social and political history, landscape history, architectural history and archaeology. It is the first book-length study of such sites since Michael Thompson’s Medieval Bishops’ Houses (1998), and the first work ever to adopt such a wide-ranging approach to them in terms of themes and geographical and chronological range. Including contributions from the late Antique period through to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it deals with bishops’ residences in England, Scotland, Wales, the Byzantine Empire, France, and Italy. It is structured in three sections: design and function, which considers how bishops’ palaces and houses differed from the palaces and houses of secular magnates, in their layout, design, furnishings, and functions; landscape and urban context, which considers the relationship between bishops’ palaces and houses and their political and cultural context, the landscapes and towns or cities in which they were set, and the parks, forests, and towns that were planned and designed around them; and architectural form, which considers the extent of shared features between bishops’ palaces and houses, and their relationship to the houses of other Church potentates and to the houses of secular magnates.

The Song of Simon de Montfort

By Sophie Thérèse Ambler
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190946245
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Members : 457
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A biography of one of the Middle Ages' most controversial, reckless, and heroic figures Born in France in the early thirteenth century to a crusading father of the same name, Simon de Montfort traveled to England in his adulthood, where he claimed the earldom of Leicester and ingratiated himself into King Henry III's inner circles. Initially a trusted advisor, Simon's good relationship with the king did not last. Frustrated by the increasing injustice meted out to his subjects, Simon would go on to rebel against him, marching on the king's hall at Westminster and leading England's first revolution, and imposing a parliamentary system on Henry's rule. Montfort's life touched on nearly every notable event of the thirteenth century, from the holy wars being fought both abroad and closer to home, to the rebellion against the Plantagenets, to his campaigns against Jews in Leicester. The account of his death in battle-swinging his sword to the last-is one of the most graphic ever written of a medieval battlefield. Ambler provides a living portrait of the Middle Ages, brimming with illuminating insights into religion, society, the nobility, warfare, and daily life. In the words of bestselling historian Dan Jones, Ambler is "a dazzlingly talented historian" and her book on Simon de Montfort "marks the arrival of a formidably gifted historian."

The Sorceress of the Strand and Other Stories

By L.T Meade
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  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Book Code : 1770483632
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 220
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In 1898, The Strand Magazine, one of the most influential publications of the Victorian fin de siècle, deemed best-selling author and editor L.T. Meade a literary “celebrity” and “one of the most industrious writers of modern fiction.” Beginning in 1893 and continuing into the first decade of the twentieth century, Meade’s medical mysteries and thrilling tales of dangerous criminal women appeared in The Strand. There they competed successfully not only with Arthur Conan Doyle’s Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, but also with the works of the most popular writers of the day. The Sorceress of the Strand is one of Meade’s most compelling mysteries, and the first to feature the seductive criminal genius Madame Sara. The Sorceress of the Strand is accompanied in this edition by three other popular stories featuring powerful female criminal protagonists, from gang leaders to spies and terrorists. The historical appendices expand on the stories’ themes of criminality, gender, and political activism. Twenty-eight of the original periodical illustrations are included.

Domino~~Razzia

By Peter Kaufman
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1440194165
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 602
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In these two stories, Peter Kaufman tells us about choices made in the pursuit of wealth during two tendentious cultural periods. DOMINO takes place, after a brief prologue, in Southern California toward the end of the Great Depression; RAZZIA is set in Algeria after the Great War. These are masterful, complex stories where there are those who survive and those who do not. These narratives contrast the means, the agendas and the motivations of the personalities involved as they struggle to achieve their goals. Watch for roll reversals which surprise and to some extent haunt both Henry and Henri.

The social world of early modern Westminster

By J. F. Merritt
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  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Book Code : 1526130513
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : History
  • Members : 570
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Early modern Westminster is familiar as the location of the Royal Court at Whitehall, parliament, the law courts and the emerging West End, yet it has never been studied in its own right. This book is the first study to provide an integrated picture of the town during this crucial period in its history. It reveals the often problematic relations between the diverse groups of people who constituted local society – the Court, the aristocracy, the Abbey, the middling sort and the poor – and the competing visions of Westminster’s identity which their presence engendered. Different chapters study the impact of the Reformation and of the building of Whitehall Palace; the problem of poverty and the politics of communal responsibility; the character and significance of the increasing gentry presence in the town; the nature and ideology of local governing elites; the struggles over the emerging townscape; and the changing religious culture of the area, including the problematic role of the post-Reformation Abbey. A comprehensive study of one of the most populous and influential towns in early modern England, this book covers the entire period from the Reformation to the Civil War. It will make fascinating reading for historians of English society, literature and religion in this period, as well as enthusiasts of London’s rich history.