Queebreaker

Author: Catherine McCarran
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997264111
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There are games played only at court for power, love, revenge...Fourteen-year old Mary Shelton must learn to play them all when she enters the cauldron of spite, ambition, and danger that is the court of King Henry VIII. No one in her family expects Mary to go far; she's the middle daughter, sharp-tongued, not the favorite, not pretty. But when her cousin, the new Queen of England, Anne Boleyn invites a Shelton daughter to serve her at court, Mary proves to her parents she's their best choice when she boldly spies on them. Mary needs her penchant for breaking the rules if she's to survive at court.Surrounded by girls desperate for the same prize: a grand marriage--Mary quickly outshines them all when she discovers her talent for flirtation and catches the eye of the reckless yet beguiling Lord John de Vere. Thrilled by his attentions, she falls headlong into a passionate game of Pass-the-Time that promises Mary the love she craves and the advancement her family desires. But Mary's dazzling success brings her dangerous enemies who scheme to ruin her life at court. Mary must win Queen Anne's favor to escape their plots and win her future with Lord John.When Mary forgets that love at court is always a game, she finds herself used in a vicious revenge designed to destroy the most powerful noble in England. With her greatest enemy ready to reveal her worst secret, Mary has just one chance to save her herself from total ruin. It means lying to her family, deceiving Lord John, and defying the Queen. It's the game Mary was born to play...if she dares.

The Medusa s Daughter

Author: T. O. Munro
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533507631
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Haunted by very different pasts, three travellers journey together across a continent riven by clashes of faith and race. Odestus, the war criminal flees from justice Persapha, new to all things human, yearns for a way and a place to belong Marcus Fenwell, schooled in diverse talents, seeks a future beyond a wine bottle But past and future entwine to snare them all, for the Medusa has not been forgotten nor her daughter forgiven. The sergeant glanced between uncle and niece for a moment, savouring their nervous anticipation. "I heard some gossip last night from the old country, put a few things together." He bent forward to leer in Persapha's face. "I know who you are. I know whose daughter you are." He swung towards Odestus. "And pissed as I may be, I can even make a guess as to who you are, Mr Demus." There was a rush of movement. Paralysed by indecision Persapha watched as Odestus raised his hands, fingers twisting in an intricate shape. Kullick caught him by the wrist, turning and twisting his arm in a cruel snap which threw Odestus off balance with his good hand forced up behind his back. The sergeant huffed, breathless and ill-tempered from the brief exertion. "Now, I was only going to ask the girl here for some money, for a secret to be kept. But now, seeing you here ..." He glanced over his shoulder to the city wall; a sentry on the parapet had turned in their direction. "Maybe there's more money to be had, and others as would pay it. Uncle, eh? Little Dema had no brothers, but I did hear of another name often linked with hers, a little wizard ..."

The Bone Whisperer

Author: D Allen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533496379
Format: PDF
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Who couldn't resist the lure of a treasure map and the prospect of untold riches? But, as George and Flanagan are about to discover, treasure hunting is a dangerous business. The stakes couldn't be higher as Tam McMaster, local bigwig and 'first man of Ballymagee', plans to build a new property development exactly where 'X' marks the spot. Can George and Flan stop the development and save the treasure? And, more importantly, can they stop the destruction of a beauty spot that is a safe haven to Ballymagee's wildlife? Along the way, George must convince Katie and Dougie to help him battle his own demons as the curse of the mysterious White Lady strikes again.

Rhubarb Renaissance

Author: Kim Ode
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780873518512
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rhubarb sheds its image as a sugar-swathed pie plant to find its place in appetizers, salads, side dishes, entrées, and more—while also remaining one of the best desserts around.

A First Course in Programming with C

Author: T. Jeyapoovan
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
ISBN: 8125912118
Format: PDF, Mobi
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C is a popular programming language which is commonly used by scientists and engineers to write programs for any specific application. C is also a widely accepted programming language in the software industries. This beginner’s guide to computer programming is for student programmers to effectively write programs for solving numerical problems. All that is required of a beginner programmer is not experience in computing but interest in computing. The programs illustrated in the book have been accumulated, experimented and tested by the author during his teaching of the subject to a few thousand students in over a decade. In addition, numerous problems are adapted form university question papers. Short questions and answers and objective questions are an added feature. All these would build confidence of the students and those appearing for interview/viva voce in a practical lab. The special topic of the book is C graphics and animation which helps students develop simple programs to generate geometrical and graphical objects.

Manual Therapy Masterclasses

Author: Karen Beeton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780443074035
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Bringing together experts in the field of manual therapy, this unique collection includes commissioned Masterclass articles on vertebral column injuries and rehab that were published in the journal Manual Therapy between the years 1995 - 2002. Ideal for study and clinical reference, this compact and portable volume groups articles into sections by anatomical area. The articles also include updated "postscripts" where the original authors summarize the developments in their related research and clinical practice that have taken place since their papers were first published. Brings together classic papers by experts in the field that--- until now--- were only available in separate issues of the journal Manual Therapy. Includes updates by the original authors. Designed for frequent use and clinical reference.

Almost a Queen

Author: Laura du Pre
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540320339
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Who wouldn't want to be Queen? Cousins to the King of Navarre, the Cleves sisters witness the glamor and danger of the French royal court firsthand. Youngest sister, Marie is trapped in an unhappy arranged marriage with her cousin, Henri, Prince de Conde. Determined to make the best of her situation, she awaits the wedding of the King of Navarre in Paris. Paris of 1572 boils with religious war, and few will make it out of the wedding celebrations alive. Those that do survive face an impossible choice: convert or die. Will Marie and Conde make the decision to abandon their Protestant faith in order to save their lives? Will it cost them their souls? Along with the threat of death comes a change for true love with the king's younger son, the Duc d'Anjou. Yet Marie promised to love honor and cherish her husband till death did them part. Will death part them soon? Is it possible to find love in the midst of tragedy? Based on a true story The Cleves sisters' story starts with Marie, the youngest sister introduces you to the world of court politics in France of the 1500s. Like most great noble families of the period, the web of intermarriages and alliances made enemies out of blood relatives. It also meant that the stories of the people who served the Valois monarchs were as intertwined and as complicated as their marriages. Led by the ever-vigilant Catherine de Medici, Queen Mother of France and a force of nature, the members of the court shaped the political and religious future of France of the Sixteenth Century. Don't miss out! Marie's story is one for the ages, and one that needs to be told. So don't wait, scroll up and grab your copy today. You'll instantly be front and center at the world of the Valois court and all of the danger and splendor of Renaissance France!

The Raven s Widow

Author: Adrienne Dillard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788494649837
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"Jane Boleyn is finally given the thoughtful and poignant story she has long been denied" - Olga Hughes, Nerdalicious.com.au "An absorbing story that draws you into a vividly created world" - Amy Licence, Best-Selling Author and Historian The river was as calm as I had ever seen it. Ordinarily, the tide would have been wild by this time of year, and woe unto any man unfortunate enough to fall into the fierce currents of the Thames. Tonight the tides were still, and the surface of the water appeared glassy. When I peered down into the dark depths, I saw my tired, drawn face wavering in the reflection. I quickly turned away as I fought back a wave of nausea, frightened by the anguish I saw etched there. "Only a few moments more my lady, the Tower is just ahead." -------------- Jane Parker never dreamed that her marriage into the Boleyn family would raise her star to such dizzying heights. Before long, she finds herself as trusted servant and confidante to her sister-in-law, Anne Boleyn; King Henry VIII's second queen. On a gorgeous spring day, that golden era is cut short by the swing of a sword. Jane is unmoored by the tragic death of her husband, George, and her loss sets her on a reckless path that leads to her own imprisonment in the Tower of London. Surrounded by the remnants of her former life, Jane must come to terms with her actions. In the Tower, she will face up to who she really is and how everything went so wrong.

The White Lion of Norfolk

Author: Lynda M. Andrews
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1911591371
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Meet Thomas Howard: his quest for power knows no bounds The White Lion of Norfolk is the story of Thomas Howard, Third Duke of Norfolk: a ruthless, unscrupulous man willing even to use his two nieces, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, as pawns to curry political favour. Amidst the pomp and pageantry of the Royal Court, Howard climbs the greasy pole of ambition, remaining totally subservient to his master, King Henry VIII. His devotion places him at odds with his wife, the daughter of the Duke of Buckingham, who was put to death by the King. It pits him as rival and ally to such men as Cardinal Wolsey, Thomas More and Thomas Cromwell, and leads him perilously close to the unsavoury death many feel his savage cruelty deserves. But will he live to see his great niece, Elizabeth Tudor, become Queen? Lynda M. Andrews, who also writes as Lyn Andrews, is the Sunday Times Number One bestselling author of over 34 sagas, and one of the top 100 bestselling authors in the UK. She was born and raised in Liverpool, which serves as the inspiration for many of her novels. She now divides her time between Merseyside and the Isle of Man, where she has lived for several years.

The Woman in the Shadows

Author: Carol McGrath
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1682996239
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The powerful, evocative new novel by the critically acclaimed author of The Handfasted Wife, The Woman in the Shadows presents the rise of Thomas Cromwell, Tudor England's most powerful statesman, through the eyes of his wife Elizabeth. When beautiful cloth merchant’s daughter Elizabeth Williams is widowed at the age of twenty-two, she is determined to make herself a success in the business she has learned from her father. But there are those who oppose a woman making her own way in the world, and soon Elizabeth realises she may have some powerful enemies – enemies who also know the truth about her late husband… Security – and happiness – comes when Elizabeth is introduced to kindly, ambitious merchant turned lawyer, Thomas Cromwell. Their marriage is one based on mutual love and respect…but it isn’t always easy being the wife of an influential, headstrong man in Henry VIII’s London. The city is filled with ruthless people and strange delights – and Elizabeth realises she must adjust to the life she has chosen…or risk losing everything.