Download E-books The Caves of Perigord: A Novel PDF

By Martin Walker

In an excellent and impressive mystery that mixes parts of Jean Auel's The extended family of the Cave Bear and Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth right into a riveting, multifaceted story of affection, artwork, braveness, and conflict, Martin Walker brings to existence the production of a unprecedented paintings of prehistoric cave paintings and the fight to own it in our personal time.

Walker's richly interwoven novel opens with the coming of a mysterious package deal for a tender American lady operating in a London public sale residence. introduced by means of a British officer, it features a 17,000-year-old fragment of a cave portray left to him through his father, a former international struggle II hero.

The fragment, major and lovely in itself, can also be the main to the life of an un-known cave that could be extra very important within the historical past of paintings and human production than the world-famous one at Lascaux. It triggers a hurricane of exposure and instructions the eye of the French professionals the entire method as much as the President of the Republic, who turns out to grasp extra in regards to the painting's origins than someone else...

As the younger American girl, the British officer, and a French govt paintings historian discover the traditional province of Périgord to figure out the painting's origins, their seek serves as backdrop for 3 compelling tales. there's the story of the British officer's father who lands in Nazi-occupied France in 1944 to arrange the Resistance, culminating in a sequence of battles to avoid the SS Das Reich Panzer department from attaining the Normandy seashores in time to repel the D-Day invasion, which ends up in an account of the following discovery -- and cover-up -- of the misplaced cave and its work. and there's additionally the relocating tale of the younger artist who painted them, the lady he enjoyed, and the traditional tradition that produced the 1st recognizable human paintings yet required the sacrifice of its personal creators.

Filled with brilliant, traditionally actual info and imaginitive re-creations of prehistoric existence, The Caves of Périgord blends a posh plot and richly diversified characters right into a seamless narrative of romance, tragedy, and heroism from previous to give.

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Download E-books The Greatest Knight: The Unsung Story of the Queen's Champion PDF

By Elizabeth Chadwick

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

Royal protector. unswerving servant. Forgotten hero.

A penniless younger knight with few customers, William Marshal is plucked from obscurity whilst he saves the lifetime of Henry II's bold queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine. In gratitude, she appoints him teach to the inheritor to the throne, the risky and fickle Prince Henry. yet being a royal favourite brings its percentage of threat and jealousy in addition to repute and reward.

A author of unusual old integrity and accuracy, Elizabeth Chadwick resurrects the genuine tale of 1 of England's maximum forgotten heroes in a charming combination of truth and fiction. The maximum Knight restores William Marshal to his rightful position on the top of the center a long time, reflecting via him the triumphs, scandals, and gear struggles that have not replaced in 8 hundred years.

WHAT you might want to find out about ELIZABETH CHADWICK AND the best KNIGHT:

The Greatness of William Marshal: The descendants of the best Knight himself contain George Washington and Winston Churchill, in addition to the Stuart kings of britain and Scotland. He was once in part accountable for the Magna Carta. He vowed his physique to the Templars and is buried in Temple Church in London.

The charm of the period of time: There are only a few novels approximately Marshal, and nobody has lined him as extensive as Elizabeth Chadwick has. additionally, in contrast to the Tudor period, there usually are not huge quantities of historic fiction set within the thirteenth century.

The Integrity of the examine: Elizabeth Chadwick's learn is impeccable. She not just visited many destinations, yet she re-enacted with a dwelling background society the place 1 / 4 of the club are both historians or archaeologists, and he or she amassed and used reproduction artifacts from the interval and engaged in experimental archaeology. She has taken classes in numerous medieval experiences to facilitate her knowledge.

The Breadth of the viewers: Readers who're fanatics of Sharon Kay Penman, Anya Seton, Diana Gabaldon, Phillipa Gregory, and Jean Plaidy will like Elizabeth Chadwick. She appeals to readers who're trying to find historic accuracy and powerful, plausible characters, readers who are looking to believe that they're being immersed within the interval with well-rounded characters.

PRAISE FOR ELIZABETH CHADWICK:

Chadwick's novel immerses readers in Marshal's lifestyles and occasions, which should still end up exciting to any fan of ancient fiction. The royals, and particularly Eleanor, are really attention-grabbing characters whom Chadwick employs to nice influence. ―Publishers Weekly

"The top author of medieval fiction at present around." ― Richard Lee, founding father of the Historical Novel Society

"The reader is easily conscious on each web page that this can be existence because it was once lived 8 hundred years in the past, but the characters are a clean and common as though they have been residing within the current time..." ―The ancient Novels evaluation

"There's no larger author of medieval fiction than the amazing Elizabeth Chadwick." ―Lancashire night Post

"Elizabeth Chadwick is a proficient novelist and a committed researcher; it does not get any greater than that."― Sharon Kay Penman, bestselling writer of Devil's Brood

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Download E-books Tomorrow the World: In which Cadet Otto Prohaska Carries the Habsburg Empire's Civilizing Mission to the Entirely Unreceptive Peoples of Africa and Oceania (The Otto Prohaska Novels) PDF

By John Biggins

Laced with shrewdpermanent humor, this naval story follows the early profession of Lieutenant Otto Prohaska, a cadet within the Austro–Hungarian army on the flip of the century. undesirable good fortune maintains to shadow Otto, and whilst a fellow cadet breaks his leg, Otto needs to take his position on a systematic excursion certain for catastrophe. yet even sinister quack scientists, a erroneous try and determine a colony in Africa, and offended South Sea cannibals bent on destruction can't preserve Otto from gratifying his patriotic duty.

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Download E-books Winter in Madrid: A Novel PDF

By C. J. Sansom

A #1 internationally bestselling novel set in post-Civil conflict Spain by way of the writer of Dominion and the Matthew Shardlake Tudor secret seriesSeptember 1940: the Spanish Civil struggle is over, Madrid lies in break, whereas the Germans proceed their march via Europe, and common Franco evades Hitler's request that he lead his damaged kingdom into yet one more warfare. Into this doubtful global comes a reluctant secret agent for the British mystery carrier, despatched to achieve the boldness of Sandy Forsyth, an old-fashioned buddy became shady Madrid businessman. in the meantime, an ex-Red pass nurse is engaged in a mystery project of her personal. via this harmful video game of intrigue, C. J. Sansom's riveting story conjures a notable experience of heritage unfolding and the profound effect of most unlikely offerings.

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Download E-books Courting Her Highness: The Story of Queen Anne PDF

By Jean Plaidy

A inner most conflict rages at court docket for the affections of a childless queen, who needs to quickly identify her successor--and therefore make certain the way forward for the British Empire.
 
it's the starting of the eighteenth century and William of Orange is demise. quickly Anne is topped queen, yet to courtroom insiders, the identify of the upcoming sovereign is Sarah Churchill. appealing, outspoken Sarah has bewitched Anne and believes she is invincible--until she installs her bad cousin Abigail Hill into courtroom as royal chambermaid.
 
undeniable Abigail turns out the least most probably challenger to Sarah’s position in her highness’s affections, yet problem it she does, in stealthy but ambitious methods. whereas Anne engages in her inner most tug-of-war, the country is captivated with one other, extra public conflict: succession. Anne is sickly and childless, the final of the Stuart line.
 
This ultimate novel of the Stuarts from Jean Plaidy weaves larger-than-life characters via a gloomy maze of intrigue, love, and destruction, with not anything below the way forward for the British Empire at stake.

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Download E-books Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language PDF

By Megan Quigley

Modernist Fiction and Vagueness marries the creative and philosophical types of vagueness, linking the advance of literary modernism to alterations in philosophy. This ebook argues that the matter of vagueness - language's unavoidable imprecision - ended in adjustments in either fiction and philosophy within the early 20th century. either twentieth-century philosophers and their literary opposite numbers (including James, Eliot, Woolf, and Joyce) have been desirous about the vagueness of phrases and the dream of constructing a wonderfully distinct language. construction on contemporary curiosity within the connections between analytic philosophy, pragmatism, and glossy literature, Modernist Fiction and Vagueness demonstrates that vagueness can be learn now not as an inventive challenge yet as a defining caliber of modernist fiction.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

Within the Victorian interval, the British novel reached a large readership and performed a tremendous function within the shaping of nationwide and person identification. As we come to appreciate the methods the unconventional contributed to public opinion on faith, gender, sexuality and race, we remain entertained and enlightened through the works of Dickens, George Eliot, Thackeray, Trollope and so on. This moment variation of the significant other to the Victorian Novel has been up-to-date absolutely, taking account of recent learn and demanding methodologies. There are 4 new chapters and the others were completely up to date, as has the advisor to extra examining. Designed to attract scholars, lecturers and readers, those essays replicate the newest techniques to examining and knowing Victorian fiction.

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