Chosen for the Marriage Bed

By Anne O'Brien

Elizabeth de Lacy is advised she needs to wed her family's sworn enemy! Lord Richard Malinder needs to produce an inheritor, and a union with the de Lacy kinfolk may end up advantageous...Elizabeth has no longer anticipated to believe such excessive appeal and the warmth of anticipation rises as they make their approach to the bridal chamber...

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The Princes in the Tower

By Alison Weir

Despite 5 centuries of research by means of historians, the sinister deaths of the boy king Edward V and his more youthful brother Richard, Duke of York, stay of the main interesting homicide mysteries in English heritage. Did Richard III relatively kill “the Princes within the Tower,” as is often believed, or used to be the assassin another person fullyyt? conscientiously interpreting each shred of up to date proof in addition to dozens of contemporary debts, Alison Weir reconstructs the full chain of occasions resulting in the double homicide. we're witnesses to the contention, ambition, intrigue, and fight for strength that culminated within the imprisonment of the princes and the hushed-up murders that secured Richard’s declare to the throne as Richard III. A masterpiece of old study and a riveting tale of conspiracy and deception, The Princes within the Tower eventually presents an answer to this age-old puzzle.

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The Versions of Us

In one second, lives can be replaced perpetually . . . and endlessly . . . and forever.

the single factor that’s sure is that they met on a Cambridge highway unintentionally and felt a connection that might final an entire life. yet as for what occurred subsequent . . . They fell wildly in love, or went their separate methods. They kissed, or they idea best of it. They married quickly after, or have been jointly for a couple of weeks ahead of splitting up. They grew distracted and disillusioned with their day-by-day lives jointly, or came across solace jointly basically after demanding years spent apart. 

 
With The Versions of Us, Laura Barnett has created a global as magical and affecting as those who captivated readers in One Day and Life After Life. It is a story of percentages and outcomes that earrings around the moving a long time, from the fifties, sixties, seventies, and directly to the current, exhibiting how even the smallest offerings can outline the process our lives. 
 

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Sarum: The Novel of England

By Edward Rutherfurd

A masterpiece that's breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that strains the complete turbulent process English historical past. 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.

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The Duel in Early Modern England: Civility, Politeness and Honour (Ideas in Context)

By Markku Peltonen

Arguments in regards to the perform of the duel in early smooth England have been frequent. Markku Peltonen, the prestigious highbrow historian, examines the controversy, and divulges how the ethical and ideological prestige of duelling was once thought of inside of a much wider cultural context of courtesy, civility and politeness. figuring out the duel includes realizing the most important concerns within the cultural and ideological heritage of Stuart England. Peltonen's wide-ranging examine engages the eye of an important viewers of historians and cultural and literary students.

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The Conquering Family (The Pageant of England Series, Book 1)

By Thomas B. Costain

Thomas B. Costain's four-volume heritage of the Plantagenets starts off with THE CONQUERING relatives and the conquest of britain by means of William the Conqueror in 1066, last with the reign of John in 1216. The stricken interval after the Norman Conquest, while the rules of presidency have been hammered out among monarch and other people, involves lifestyles via Costain's storytelling ability and historic mind's eye.

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Tales from the Mall

By Ewan Morrison

Fashion, nutrition courts, underwear, fireplace 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 may one girl threaten to kill one other for a couple of discounted sneakers? Why are cross-dressers attracted to mall vehicle parks? What do impulse buys need to do with rioting? How are a few department shops "vampiric" while others are "pregnant?" And why are marketplace learn 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 smooth 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 within their walls. With wry wit, perception, and compassion, he unearths how department shops manage 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 up the world. As procuring shops unfold around the globe on the remarkable velocity of 1 new mall each seventy two hours, and everybody, in each kingdom finally ends up donning an identical models, Tales from the Mall provides 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 proof and intestine wrenching, occasionally hilarious tales; this publication will switch how you take into consideration your hair colour, your loyalty playing cards, the worldwide economic climate, and your boyfriend or girlfriend—forever.

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Ophelia and the Great Idea

By Deborah Levy

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

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Glover's Mistake: A Novel

By Nick Laird

"Terrific. it is the form of ebook Jane Austen would've written had she been male and hipper-and had web access."
-Chicago Tribune

along with his debut novel, Utterly Monkey, Nick Laird gained acclaim on either side of the Atlantic for his deft humor and sharp-eyed powers of commentary. during this new novel, disaffected thirty-something collage instructor David introduces his former instructor, American artist Ruth Marks, to his good friend and flatmate James Glover, unwittingly atmosphere in position a love triangle loaded with pressure, guilt, and heartbreak. Set within the London paintings scene awash with new funds and highbrow pretension, Nick Laird's insightful and drolly satirical novel explores the character of up to date romance between broken souls whose hearts and heads by no means relatively line up lengthy adequate for them to accomplish real happiness.

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The Black Death: A Personal History

By John Hatcher

In this clean method of the heritage of the Black dying, John Hatcher, a world-renowned student of the center a long time, recreates daily life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village. by way of targeting the reviews of standard villagers as they lived—and died—during the Black loss of life (1345–50 AD), Hatcher vividly locations the reader at once into these tumultuous years and describes in interesting aspect the daily lifestyles of individuals suffering from the tragic results of the plague. Dramatic scenes painting how contemporaries should have skilled and thought of the momentous events—and how they attempted to make experience of it all.

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