The Lord Francis Powerscourt Omnibus Books 1 4

Author: David Dickinson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472115279
Format: PDF
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Goodnight, Sweet Prince Mystery surrounds the death of Queen Victoria's grandson England, 1892. Victoria, Queen and Empress, is in the 54th year of her reign, when her grandson Prince Eddy, eldest son of the Prince of Wales, is found slaughtered in his bed at Sandringham. Terrified of more royal scandal, the Prince of Wales and his spindoctors decide to cover up the facts and the murder is disguised as death by influenza. Lord Francis Powerscourt, an Irish investigator, is privately asked to find the killer. His quest takes him on a journey through the prince's debauched and dissolute past, across Europe to the misty waterways of Venice where, amidst scandal and suicide, Powerscourt finally unravels themystery of the sweet prince's last goodnight. Death and the Jubilee The discovery of a headless corpse jeopardises Queen Victoria's glittering Diamond Jubilee! In this second Lord Francis Powerscourt mystery, London is preparing for the 1897 Diamond Jubilee. But one morning a man's corpse with no head or hands is dragged out of the Thames. He is old, but not destitute. With no clues to his identity, the police ask for Powerscourt's assistance. His investigation leads to a mysterious mansion in Oxfordshire, with classical temples in the gardens and in the house a second corpse, killed in a fire. On the track of the murderer, Powerscourt soon realises that both he and his family are in great danger - and so is the Queen's Jubilee . . . Death of an Old Master In May 1901 the Salisbury Galleries announce the biggest exhibition of the Old Master Paintings ever seen in Europe. Excitement is intense. But before it opens, one of Britain's leading art experts, Christopher Montague, is found murdered in his study. When Lord Francis Powerscourt is called in to investigate he finds every book, notepad and scrap of paper has been removed from the scene of the crime. Montague had been working on something that would have rocked the art world. Did his article that claimed a number of the Old Masters had been painted recently by a single hand have anything to do with his death? Powerscourt embarks on an odyssey through a treacherous world of art dealers and picture restorers in pursuit of a master forger. He travels to Sicily where the trail goes cold, but, after the thrills and danger of that wild, lawless isalnd, in a remopte corer of England, the truth is finally revealed. Death of a Chancellor Compton Minster is preparing to celebrate a very special anniversary in the year 1901 - a thousand years of Christian worship. But a few weeks before the main ceremonies, a high official of the cathedral, the chancellor, dies in mysterious circumstances, and no on except the doctor and the undertaker is allowed to view the corpse. It then transpires that the chancellor was one of England's richest men. When his sister suspects foul play, Lord Francis Powerscourt is asked to investigate. As Powerscourt paces the ancient cloisters and listens to evensong from the choir stalls, he begins to suspect that a terrible secret lies hidden in the cathedral, one that may have someting to do with the anniversary. Then a chorister is strangles, his body found turning on the great spit in the Vicars Hall kitchen. Powerscourt himself escpaes death by a whisker, as does his wife, Lady Lucy, before he uncovers the astonishing secret of Compton Minster and unmasks a murderer.

Studs Tools and the Family Jewels

Author: Peter F. Murphy
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299171337
Format: PDF
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Peter F. Murphy's purpose in this book is not to shock but rather to educate, provoke discussion, and engender change. Looking at the sexual metaphors that are so pervasive in American culture—jock, tool, shooting blanks, gang bang, and others even more explicit—he argues that men are trapped and damaged by language that constantly intertwines sexuality and friendship with images of war, machinery, sports, and work. These metaphors men live by, Murphy contends, reinforce the view that relationships are tactical encounters that must be won, because the alternative is the loss of manhood. The macho language with which men cover their fear of weakness is a way of bonding with other men. The implicit or explicit attacks on women and gay men that underlie this language translate, in their most extreme forms, into actual violence. Murphy also believes, however, that awareness of these metaphorical power plays is the basis for behavioral change: "How we talk about ourselves as men can alter the way we live as men."

Pogo The Complete Daily Sunday Comic Strips Vol 4

Author: Walt Kelly
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1606998633
Format: PDF, ePub
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In addition to presenting all of 1955 and 1956's daily Pogo strips complete and in order for the first time anywhere (many of them once again scanned from original syndicate proofs, for their crispest and most detailed appearance ever), Pogo: The Syndicated Comic Strip Vol. 4 also contains all 104 Sunday strips from these two years, presented in lush full color for the first time since their original appearance in Sunday sections 60 years ago.

Great Literature for Piano Book 1 Easy

Author: GAIL SMITH
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1619114771
Format: PDF
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With its eight books of graded piano solos, the Great Literature for the Piano series celebrates the treasures of the piano repertoire by bringing together beautiful works by many of the outstanding composers for the instrument. The first book in the series, designed for late primary and early elementary-level students, encompasses the most easily mastered compositions from the composers of theBaroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. Biographical sketches of each composer help make the selections more meaningful to the student

All India Reporter

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Vols. 1-36, 1914-49, issued in separate parts, called sections, e.g. Journal section, Federal Court section, Privy Council section, Allahabad section, Bombay section, etc.

Jewels

Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409092739
Format: PDF, ePub
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On the eve of Sarah Whitfield's 75th birthday, she stands at the window of her chateau in France, waiting for her family to join her. Her memories take her back to the 1930s in New York, to her early marriage and subsequent shameful divorce. She is persuaded by her parents to join them on a trip abroad in the growing turmoil of pre-war Europe. There she meets Wiliam, Duke of Whitfield. Older than Sarah, and fourteenth in line to the British throne, he sparks her intellectual curiosity and makes her laugh. They make their home in a beautiful crumbling French chateau until they are parted by the war. Afterwards they are able to return to the chateau and establish the jewel collection which leads to the House of Whitfield, jewellers to the crowned heads of all Europe. Together they produce a family of four, each of whom is drawn into the family business. JEWELS is the story of a great house of gems, a rare family, and an extraordinary marriage. Once again, Danielle Steel explores the lives of people facing challenges we recognise as our own, against the backdrop of war, passion and international intrigue.

Forevermore

Author: Lauren Royal
Publisher: Novelty Publishing
ISBN: 1938907027
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Top 10 Google Play Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author! England, 1667: Sensible Clarice Bradford is content in her widowhood. She has a pretty one-room cottage and a lovely little daughter, and the last thing she wants is another husband. Until one fairytale evening when she's invited to a wedding at a castle... Scottish gentleman Sir Cameron Leslie is smitten with the shy, English beauty at first sight. He's fiercely drawn to the very strength and independence that make her unwilling to throw caution to the wind and bestow her heart on a younger man. Though passion flares between them, it will take everything Cameron can muster to reawaken Clarice's long-forgotten dreams of true love... PLEASE NOTE: This Chase Family Novella (short novel) is about 1/4 the length of Lauren's full-length novels—around 100 pages, which is longer than a short story, but shorter than a typical book. BOOK DETAILS A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers! Series: Chase Family Series: The Jewels, Book 3 Style: Humorous historical romance Length: 25,000 words (about 100 standard pages) Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!* * If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses only) version of this story, look for “The Laird’s Fairytale Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal. AWARDS • Top 10 Bestseller on Google Play, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo • Nominated by Romantic Times for Best Anthology REVIEWS "A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!" —Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author "Passionate…a Top Pick!" —Romantic Times "A precious tale I adored, and it makes me want to go out and buy all of Lauren Royal's other books…This book is a #1 Keeper!" —The Belles and Beaux of Romance "Atmospheric and charming…[a] delightful bedtime story." —Publishers Weekly (Forecast Review) CONNECTING BOOKS While FOREVERMORE can be read as a stand-alone story, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren's books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence: Chase Family Series: The Jewels 1666 - AMETHYST (Colin & Amy) 1667 - EMERALD (Jason & Caithren) 1667 - FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice) 1668 - AMBER (Trick & Kendra) Chase Family Series: The Flowers 1673 - VIOLET (Ford & Violet) 1677 - LILY (Rand & Lily) 1677 - ROSE (Kit & Rose) 1651 - A SECRET CHRISTMAS (Joseph & Chrystabel) Chase Family Series: The Regency 1815 - LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra) 1816 - TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana) 1817 - THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael) Chase Family Series: The Renaissance 1549 - ALICE BETROTHED (Adam & Alice) Specially Priced Boxed Sets CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION _______ Themes: sexy love stories, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles and great houses, England and English history, 17th century and 1600s, Restoration and Charles II, Scotland and Scottish Lairds, sisters and brothers, family life and friendship, fairytale weddings, romantic comedy, single parents, mothers and daughters, nobleman and commoner, rags to riches, Cinderella stories

The New Book of People

Author: Christopher P. Andersen
Publisher: Perigee
ISBN:
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This book reveals the most intimate details about contemporary celebrities such as how much they make, whom they sleep with, and where and how they live