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By Peter Fieldman

ENGLAND'S DEFINING second IN heritage 1000 YEARS in the past ON some of the most very important DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY.

A NORMAN DUKE LED THE final INVASION of britain TO turn into KING of britain. APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF 8 at the loss of life OF HIS FATHER, HE SURVIVED makes an attempt ON HIS existence AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL international choked with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE turned the main strong FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND received THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, until eventually the ultimate war of words at the box close to HASTINGS GAVE HIM THE CROWN . this is often 1066, THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.

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Download E-books Remarkable Creatures: A Novel PDF

By Tracy Chevalier

A voyage of discovery, awesome ladies, and a unprecedented time and position improve this New York Times bestselling novel by way of Tracy Chevalier, writer of At the sting of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring.

at the windswept, fossil-strewn seashores of the English coast, negative and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a special reward: "the eye" to identify fossils not anyone else can see. while she uncovers an strange fossilized skeleton within the cliffs close to her domestic, she units the spiritual group on facet, the townspeople to gossip, and the medical international alight. After enduring sour chilly, thunderstorms, and landslips, her demanding situations simply develop whilst she falls in love with an very unlikely man.

Mary quickly unearths an not going champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who stocks her ardour for scouring the shorelines. Their courting moves a fragile stability among fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and rarely suppressed envy, yet finally seems to be their maximum asset.

Remarkable Creatures is a gorgeous historic novel that follows the tale of 2 notable nineteenth century fossil hunters who replaced the clinical international without end.

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Download E-books Walking the South Coast of England PDF

Each year, humans flock to England’s south coast to go to historical past websites or just to chill at the seashore. yet to determine the genuine good looks that those wonderful counties need to supply, choose up this precise consultant to a few of the easiest jogging in Britain.

David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking normal landscapes and critical landmarks at the means. With rugged cliffs and old cathedral towns, historical ports and lovely natural world, there’s whatever for everybody; even if you’re a professional hiker able to tackle the full stroll, or a summertime stroller who desires to adventure this worthwhile ramble in smaller doses.

With an in depth description of the entire direction, helpful information regarding the geography and heritage, and sensible recommendation concerning navigation and native facilities, this useful guidebook is a must have for somebody going strolling on England’s south coast.

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Download E-books Ophelia and the Great Idea PDF

By Deborah Levy

All through this, the 1st number of brief tales from playwright Deborah Levy, wisdom and instinct, technology and love are juxtaposed as conflicting resources of motivation. every one personality portrayed embodies a trouble and enacts a drama in settings that modify from Ibiza to Camden city, from rural Spain to a precarious rowing-boat. the writer is anxious with chaos and lack of wish, with corruption and dedication to discovering a fact. She takes our international because it is, because it has been and lifestyles because it might be. Deborah Levy is an actress, poet and playwright whose performs "Heresies" and "Ruins" have been commissioned by means of The Royal Shakespeare corporation.

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Download E-books The Uncrowned Queen (Short story prequel to The King's Concubine) PDF

By Anne O'Brien

'Anne O’Brien has joined the unique membership of fine historic novelists.’ - Sunday Express

Her route to the throne is paved with treason… 1330.

Philippa of Hainault can be married to King Edward III yet she’s penniless and powerless. England quivers within the clutches of the Dowager Queen Isabella and her darkly bold lover Lord Mortimer whereas her husband rots in penitentiary, a prisoner at Mortimer’s hand. it's going to take a brave younger guy to emerge from the shadows and get up in contrast bold pair.

Philippa won’t chill out and notice Edward puppeteered. She is set to determine justice performed. It’s her phrases whispered into the younger King Edward’s ear that might see the conflict for England’s throne commence.

Mightier have fallen. Treason threatens. The victor’s prize is England…failure is death.

It’s a robust union that ties Philippa and Edward during this darkly fascinating brief tale yet will it usually be so?

Praise for Anne O’Brien:

‘One of the simplest writers around…she outdoes even Philippa GregoryThe Sun

‘Her writing is highly evocative of the time period… O’Brien has produced an epic story’ Historical Novel Society

Anne O’Brien’s novels supply a voice to the “silent” ladies of historyYorkshire Post

‘Once back O’Brien proves herself a medieval background magician, conjuring up a hot, sweeping storyLancashire night Post

‘An fascinating and fascinating tale of affection and old politics. If you take pleasure in Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir you will adore Anne O'BrienWe Love This Book

‘A brilliantly researched and well-told tale; you won’t be capable of positioned this e-book downCandis

‘A fast paced ancient drama that's filled with suspense.’ Essentials

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Download E-books Sarum: The Novel of England PDF

By Edward Rutherfurd

A masterpiece that's breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that lines the total turbulent process English background. This wealthy tapesty weaves a compelling saga of 5 households who safeguard their very own specific features over the centuries, and supply a desirable glimpse into the future.

From the Paperback edition.

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Download E-books After Flodden PDF

By Rosemary Goring

Patrick Paniter was once James IV's right-hand guy, a diplomatic genius who was once in command of the weapons on the disastrous conflict of Flodden in September 1513 within which the English annihilated the Scots. After the dying of his king he's affected by guilt as he relives the occasions that ended in warfare. while Louise Brenier, daughter of a rogue sea dealer, asks his assist in checking out if her brother Benoit was once killed in motion, it's the least he can do to salve his sense of right and wrong. no longer happy with the scoop he brings, Louise units off to determine the reality herself, and rapidly falls foul of 1 of the lawless clans that rule the ungovernable borderlands. After Flodden is a singular in regards to the results of the conflict of Flodden, as obvious in the course of the eyes of a number of characters who both had a hand in bringing the rustic to battle, or have been profoundly plagued by the result. there were only a few novels approximately Flodden, regardless of its significance,and none from this attitude. It's a racy experience, combining political intrigue and romance, and its readership may be an individual who loves old fiction, or is attracted to the heritage of Scotland and the turbulent, ungovernable borderlands among Scotland and England.

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Download E-books The Last Witchfinder: A Novel PDF

By James Morrow

Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a residing in recovery England. but if she witnesses the unjust and scary execution of her liked aunt Isobel, the precocious baby makes a decision to make it her life's undertaking to carry down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. Armed with little shop the ability of cause, and made up our minds to work out justice succeed, Jennet hurls herself right into a sequence of picaresque adventures—traveling from King William's Britain to the fledgling American Colonies to an uncharted island within the Caribbean, braving West Indies pirates, Algonquin Indian captors, the machinations of the Salem Witch court docket, and the sensuous love of a tender Ben Franklin. For Jennet can't and mustn't ever relaxation until eventually she has positioned the final witchfinder into chapter 11.

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By Ewan Morrison

Fashion, nutrients courts, underwear, hearth bombing, suicide, loose parking—welcome to the mall.  Winner of the Guardian's no longer the Booker Prize and Glenfiddich author of the Year.

Why might one lady threaten to kill one other for a couple of discounted footwear? Why are cross-dressers interested in mall automobile parks? What do impulse buys need to do with rioting? How are a few department stores "vampiric" while others are "pregnant?" And why are marketplace examine businesses hiding the reality from us?  A mash-up of fiction, essays and real stories, this collection tells of the upward thrust of the main iconic image of our glossy age: the shopping center. From more than 100 interviews and confessions, Ewan Morrison re-tells the true-life stories of these who paintings, store, or even locate love inside of their walls. With wry wit, perception, and compassion, he unearths how department shops control our feelings, how they're a fantastic house to satisfy a brand new lover or to kill your self, and the way they're taking on the world. As buying department stores unfold around the globe on the impressive pace of 1 new mall each seventy two hours, and everybody, in each kingdom finally ends up donning an identical models, Tales from the Mall supplies us a page-turning travel of the background of the mall and a imaginative and prescient of our coming destiny. Packed packed with extraordinarily tweetable evidence and intestine wrenching, occasionally hilarious tales; this ebook will swap how you take into consideration your hair colour, your loyalty playing cards, the worldwide financial system, and your boyfriend or girlfriend—forever.

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By Anne O'Brien

1372, The Savoy. Widow girl Katherine Swynford offers herself for a task within the family of cruel royal prince John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, hoping to finish her destitution. however the Duke’s scandalous proposition leaves her lifetime of pious integrity reeling... Seduced through the glare of royal adoration, Katherine turns into John’s mistress. she's going to depart at the back of every little thing she has stood for to play moment mess around to his younger spouse and ruthless ambition. she is going to dwell within the shadows of the main robust guy in England within the wish of a love more than propriety. yet quickly the courtroom whispers – whore, harlot, vile temptress – succeed in the ears of not only John’s bride yet his most threatening political enemies. because the Plantagenet prince is accused of bringing England to its knees, who greater in charge than shameless she-devil Katherine Swynford? Dragged from the shadows, Katherine needs to solution for her sins.

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