Habits of the House

Author: Fay Weldon
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1908800836
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For fans of Downton Abbey comes a ravishing portrait of the late 19th Century family from one of Britain's best-loved authors. Fay Weldon's new novel takes us inside the lives of an aristocratic household in the last three months of the nineteenth century. It's a time of riot and confusion, social upheaval, war abroad and shortage of money. Tea gowns are still laced with diamonds; there are still nine courses at dinner, but bankruptcy looms for the Dilbernes. Whilst the Earl, gambler and man about town, must seek a new post in government; his wife Lady Isobel's solution is to marry off their son Arthur to a wealthy heiress, and without delay. But how? It's the end of the season, and choices are few. There's Minnie O'Brien from Chigaco – rich enough, but daughter of a stockyard baron, and with a vulgar mother and dubious past. Hardly suitable...! Fay Weldon tells this tale of restraint and desire, manners and morals with wit and sympathy – if no small measure of mischief – as young Minnie and Arthur, thrown together by their parents, strive to determine their own destiny.

3 Great Historical Novels

Author: Fay Weldon
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781855447
Format: PDF
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Here are three great historical novels in one volume. HABITS OF THE HOUSE: Fay Weldon takes us inside an aristocratic household -- upstairs and downstairs -- in the last three months of the nineteenth century. Tea gowns are still laced with diamonds; there are still nine courses at dinner, but bankruptcy, war and social unrest loom. THE SILVER THREAD: London, 1840. A young woman boards a prison ship bound for the other side of the world. Weaving death, love and adventure, The Silver Thread is plotted like a murder mystery, but narrated with the skill and style of a literary storyteller. THE CONDUCTOR: Winter, 1941. The story of how Shostakovich and one valiant, bedraggled orchestra created a defining moment in the siege of Leningrad – the bloodiest seige in history – is a gripping testament to the life-affirming power of music.

Love Inheritance Box Set

Author: Fay Weldon
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781857326
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fay Weldon brings an aristocratic Edwardian household to fabulous, exuberant life in her Love and Inheritance Trilogy, set over five years at the turn of the nineteenth century. The Dilberne family lurch from diamond-studded tea gowns to bankruptcy and back again, their fortunes dependent on steam-powered automobiles, Spiritualist gatherings and Christmases at Sandringham. But as the century turns, the rigid rules of society are beginning to soften. Can Lady Isobel survive without three ladies' maids? Will her obstinate daughter Rosina give up Votes for Women once she's married off? And has the vulgar Minnie truly won Viscount Arthur's heart?

Eragon

Author: Christopher Paolini
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641023025
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Der Wind heulte durch die Nacht und trug einen Duft heran, der die Welt verändern sollte ... Als Eragon auf der Jagd einen glänzenden blauen Stein findet, ahnt er nicht, dass dieser Fund sein Leben verändern wird. Doch plötzlich rührt sich der Stein. Feine Risse zeichnen sich auf seiner Oberfläche ab – ein Drachenjunges entschlüpft der Schale und es beschert Eragon ein Vermächtnis, das älter ist als die Welt ... Über Nacht wird Eragon in eine schicksalhafte Welt voller Magie und Macht geworfen. Elfen, Zwerge und Monster bevölkern Alagaesia, dessen grenzenlos grausamer Herrscher das Volk unterjocht. Mit nichts als einem Schwert und den Ratschlägen seines Lehrmeisters stellt sich Eragon dem Kampf gegen das Böse. An seiner Seite Saphira, der blaue Drache. Wird Eragon das Erbe der legendären Drachenreiter antreten können? Das Schicksal aller liegt in seiner Hand ...

The Inheritance Secrets of the Shetlands Book 1

Author: Michael Phillips
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441229388
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dramatic New Series from Fan Favorite Michael Phillips The death of the clan patriarch has thrown the tiny Shetland Islands community of Whales Reef into turmoil. Everyone assumed MacGregor Tulloch's heir to be his grand-nephew David, a local favorite, but when it is discovered that MacGregor left no will, David's grasping cousin Hardy submits his own claim to the inheritance, an estate that controls most of the island's land. And while Hardy doesn't enjoy much popular support, he has the backing of a shadowy group of North Sea oil investors. The courts have frozen the estate's assets while the competing claims are investigated, leaving many of the residents in financial limbo. The future of the island--and its traditional way of life--hangs in the balance. Loni Ford is enjoying her rising career in a large investment firm in Washington, DC. Yet in spite of her outward success, she is privately plagued by questions of identity. Orphaned as a young child, she was raised by her paternal grandparents, and while she loves them dearly, she feels completely detached from her roots. That is until a mysterious letter arrives from a Scottish solicitor. . . . Past and present collide in master storyteller Phillips's dramatic new saga of loss and discovery, of grasping and grace, and of the dreams of men and women everywhere.

Inheritance of Stone Book 1

Author: Gloria T. August
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0997134240
Format: PDF
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First of two part history and travel book on Ludlow Massacre and the life of the Italian immigrants in Southeastern Colorado in the early 20th c. Story is filled with joy and terrible tragedy related to the life of the miners in Ludlow, Colorado. The author compares American immigration with that of South Africa. Biography of two friends of the author whose aunt lost all of her children in the Ludlow Massacre. The importance of immigrants in the history of the United States is the central theme of the the two books. How an immigrant becomes an American, the angst and redemption of immigration, is the story told in these two volumes. Having survived the Ludlow massacre, miners had to go back into the mines where over a 127 miners died three years later having survived the massacre. Many unanswered questions still linger over the Ludlow Massacre. The author tours the battlefield and the world of the miners of which all remnants of their lives have now disappeared.

The Inheritance free sampler Swell Valley Series Book 1

Author: Tilly Bagshawe
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007590539
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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*This is a free sampler of the first three chapters of Tilly Bagshawe’s new novel, THE INHERITANCE. The full novel will be published on 19th June 2014.* Welcome to Tilly Bagshawe’s Swell Valley, where the scandal is in a class of its own.

Magic Cleaning

Author: Marie Kondo
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644491011
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Kaum jemandem macht es Spaß, aufzuräumen und sich von Dingen zu trennen. Die meisten von uns haben einfach nie gelernt, wirklich Ordnung zu halten. Denn auch beim Aufräumen gibt es den berühmten Jo-Jo-Effekt. Doch damit ist jetzt Schluss! Marie Kondo lässt keine Ausrede gelten. Die junge Japanerin hat eine bahnbrechende Strategie entwickelt, die auf wenigen simplen Grundsätzen beruht, aber dennoch höchst effektiv ist. So wird die Beschäftigung mit dem Gerümpel des Alltags schon mal zu einem Fest. Darüber hinaus sind die Auswirkungen, die Magic Cleaning tatsächlich auf unser Denken und unsere Persönlichkeit hat, noch viel erstaunlicher. Der Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen. Vereinfachen Sie Ihr Leben mit Magic Cleaning! Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus Japan - über zwei Million verkaufte Exemplare