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The Unfinished Painting

By Mercedes Aguirre
  • ISBN Code: : 1913551814
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In Victorian England, a young painter dies in strange and violent circumstances. In the present day, a student of art history at Cambridge University has recurrent dreams which link her with past events and with a painting that was never finished. What connects these two episodes apparently remote in time? Drama, mystery, myth and a touch of the supernatural are the ingredients of this novel, which spans the world of the Pre-Raphaelite artists and the lives of people today. “This is a real gem of a book where every passage is to be savoured while the reader is driven inexorably on by the gradual unfolding of a marvellously complex plot where dreams, nightmares and perplexing encounters all combine to deepen the mystery…” Professor Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

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Don't miss the hot new romantic comedy follow-up to the smash hit The Negotiator... Hot, filthy rich, and usually irresistible, Hudson Carlyle just met the one woman in Harbor City who’s immune to his legendary charm. Nerdy ant researcher Felicia Hartigan is the unsexiest dresser ever. She trips over air. And she’s in love with totally the wrong man. Hudson can’t stop thinking about her. His regular moves won’t work here. He’s going to need a new plan, starting with helping her win over the man she thinks she wants. And if in the process she ends up falling for Hudson instead? Even better. Step one, charm her panties off. Step two, repeat step one as frequently as possible. But what if the famous Carlyle charm finally fails him when he needs it most? Or worse, what if she figures out the one secret he’s kept from everyone, including his family, and walks away for good? Each book in the Harbor City series is STANDALONE * The Negotiator * The Charmer * The Schemer

The Woman in the Painting

By Kerry Postle
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008310289
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 242
  • Pdf File: the-woman-in-the-painting.pdf

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A celebrated artist. A baker’s daughter. A love that will change everything.

Eclipse 3

By Jonathan Strahan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1597802522
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 340
  • Pdf File: eclipse-3.pdf

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To observe an eclipse is to witness a rare and unusual event. Under darkened skies the sun becomes a negative image of itself, its corona transforming the landscape into a strange space where anything might happen, and any story may be true... In the spirit of classic science fiction anthologies such as Universe, Orbit, and Starlight, master anthologist Jonathan Strahan (The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year) presents the non-themed genre anthology Eclipse: New Science Fiction and Fantasy. Here you will find stories where strange and wonderful things happen--where reality is eclipsed by something magical and new. Continuing in the footsteps of the multiple-award-nominated anthologies Eclipse One and Eclipse Two, Eclipse Three delivers new fiction by some of the genre's most celebrated authors, including Karen Joy Fowler's story of a family's desperation and a rebellious young woman's strange incarceration; Ellen Klages's fable of a practical girl, an unusual tortoise, and an ancient mathematical puzzle; Pat Cadigan's story of a mysterious photograph and two friends' journey through space and time in order to solve its riddle; Jeffrey Ford's tale of a legendary sword imbued with the power to turn flesh to coral, and of the artist that wields it; Daniel Abraham's story of divine providence, sacred oaths, and the omens that indicate whether a man is fit to be king; and Caitlin R. Kiernan's chronicle of an astronaut whose memories of a lover lost to an alien intelligence haunt her.

Perils Portrait

By Timothy Peterson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : You My Peeps inc
  • Book Code : 1732977046
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 271
  • Pdf File: perils-portrait.pdf

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Welcome to the Stone Boat Art Studio. Where creativity shares a palette with murder. Playing piano for the painting classes at the Stone Boat Art Studio, Violet has seen a killer portrait or two. Though when an oversized paint brush is stabbed into grumpy artist, grumpy uncle Edmund, Violet realizes that someone in MooiKill has a talent for murder. Yet they are no lover of the arts. Violet must race to connect the dots and reveal the killer’s web of lies, betrayal and revenge. All the while, Gus and Willow, Edmund’s faithful cat and dog, are inspired to make bold strokes to sniff out those responsible and avenge his murder. As the hues of mystery swirl, Violet must also prove that Benjamin, her on again, off again love, is being framed by officials eager to draw conclusions. And if that’s not enough, a darker dab with an old vendetta by a nun with a mother superiority complex, threatens Violets efforts to solve the murder. With so many clues erased to time, this is no easy paint by numbers. Who killed uncle Edmund? And who might be next! Join Violet and the Stone Boat gang in their first-ever sleuthing adventure, as they race to uncover the murder and save the historic art studio before their legacy is painted over forever. Read this heartwarming cozy today. Book One of the Stone Boat Cozy Mystery series.

The Art of Keeping Secrets

By Patti Callahan Henry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440635773
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: the-art-of-keeping-secrets.pdf

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New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry transports readers to the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where a tragedy unites two women—and forces them to face the dark secrets of their past… Since a solo plane crash killed her husband two years ago, Annabelle Murphy has found solace in raising her two children. Just when she thinks the grief is behind her, she receives the news that the wreckage of the plane has been discovered—and that her husband did not die alone. He was with another woman. Suddenly Annabelle is forced to question everything she once held true. Sofie Milstead knows the woman who was on that plane. A dolphin researcher who has lived a quiet life, Sofie has never let anyone get too close. But when Annabelle shows up on Sofie’s doorstep full of painful questions, both women must confront their intertwining pasts—and find the courage they need to face the truth...

A Summer of Drowning

By John Burnside
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448130425
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 763
  • Pdf File: a-summer-of-drowning.pdf

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A young girl, Liv, lives with her mother on a remote island in the Arctic Circle. Her only friend is an old man who beguiles her with tales of trolls, mermaids, and the huldra, a wild spirit who appears as an irresistably beautiful girl, to tempt young men to danger and death. Then two boys drown within weeks of each other under mysterious circumstances, in the still, moonlit waters off the shores of Liv's home. Were the deaths accidental or were the boys lured to their doom by a malevolent spirit?

Britain and the Netherlands

By J. S. Bromley,E. H. Kossmann
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9401013616
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 223
  • Pdf File: britain-and-the-netherlands.pdf

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AS Dr. Coen Tamse points out in the introductory essay specially written for this volume, what we call myths are all too often the errors and misconceptions of others. Time being short and human un derstanding imperfect, it is wise to suppose that posterity will convict us all of thinking and acting in some sort within mythological uni verses; only a dead myth is by common consent recognized as a false reading of reality. And yet, in our troubled century, we have witnessed the deliberate fabrication of mythologies, apart from the inheritance of earlier growths like those which still feed nationalism and anti Semitism. It almost looks as if mass democracies positively require neatly packaged and emotionally charged explanations of the social and political environment as a substitute for religion. At all events, the modern science of public relations has advanced far enough for cer tain regimes, or for those who seek to overthrow them, to make a calculated appeal to the vanities, anxieties and frustrations of ordinary people by offering highly simplified explanations of a baffling world, often in easily grasped pictorial or dramatic forms, whether the object is to condition obedience or incite to 'struggle'. The advent of the mass media is generally, if unfairly, taken to have opened limitless new op portunities for the manipulation of our thought-processes, even below the threshold of consciousness.

Method in Madness

By Jutta Emma Fortin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9789042016569
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 578
  • Pdf File: method-in-madness.pdf

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"The language of the fantastic left its mark upon many different thinkers in 19th-century Europe. Marx's comparison of consumer goods to fetish objects, works by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam or other novelists about machines that assume lives of their own, or the diagnoses of psychological illness offered by doctors in Maupassant's tales all blur the lines between scientific description and beliefs in the magical. Building upon a wealth of critical studies devoted to the fantastic and upon Freud's theory of the unconscious, Jutta Fortin proposes that many classic stories of the fantastic undermine basic psychological mechanisms that are designed to help their users cope with shocking or disturbing events. By defining five of these defence mechanisms, and analyzing stories by eight writers that both illustrate and subvert such mechanisms, Dr. Fortin offers reasons why fantastic stories appealed to those readers who wished to better understand human motivations."--BOOK JACKET.