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Ross Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787 (The Poldark Saga Bo...
by Winston Graham

Language

English

Pages

400

Publication Date

June 09, 2015

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<p><strong>As Seen on Masterpiece™ on PBS®: Book 1 of the beloved Poldark series</strong></p><p>In the first novel in Winston Graham's hit series, a weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth—believing Ross to be dead—is now engaged to his cousin. Ross has no choice but to start his life anew.</p><p>Thus begins the Poldark series, a heartwarming, gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall. With an unforgettable cast of characters that spans loves, lives, and generations, this extraordinary masterwork from Winston Graham is a story you will never forget.</p>
Demelza: A Novel of Cornwall, 1788-1790 (The Poldark Saga Book 2)
by Winston Graham

Language

English

Pages

429

Publication Date

May 07, 2010

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<p><strong>As Seen on Masterpiece™ on PBS®: Book 2 of the beloved Poldark series</strong></p><p>In the enchanting second novel in Winston Graham's beloved Poldark series, Demelza Carne, an impoverished miner's daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground brawl, now happily finds herself his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. </p><p>As Ross launches into a bitter struggle for the right of the mining communities, Demelza's efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry (and her husband) place her in increasingly odd and embarrassing situations. When tragedy strikes and sows the seeds of an enduring rivalry between Ross and the powerful George Warleggan, will Demelza manage to bridge their differences before they destroy her and her husband's chance at happiness?</p><p>Against the stunning backdrop of eighteenth century Cornwall, <em>Demelza</em> sweeps readers into one of the greatest love stories of all time.</p>
1984
by George Orwell

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

October 17, 1983

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<DIV><B>A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick</B><BR /><BR /> With extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity, George Orwell’s <I>1984</I> takes on new life in this edition.<BR /><BR /> “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker<BR />  <BR /> In <I>1984</I>, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.<BR /><BR /> Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “<I>1984</I> is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.</DIV>
In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II
by Rhys Bowen

Language

English

Pages

397

Publication Date

March 01, 2017

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<p><b>“Instantly absorbing, suspenseful, romantic, and stylish—like binge-watching a great British drama on <i>Masterpiece Theater</i>.” —Lee Child, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author</b></p><p><b>Winner of the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel, the Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel, and the Left Coast Crime Award for Best Historical Mystery.</b></p><p>World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret: she has taken a job at Bletchley Park, the British code-breaking facility.</p><p>As Ben follows a trail of spies and traitors, which may include another member of Pamela’s family, he discovers that some within the realm have an appalling, history-altering agenda. Can he, with Pamela’s help, stop them before England falls?</p><p>Inspired by the events and people of World War II, writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal.</p>
Penshaw: A DCI Ryan Mystery (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 13)
by LJ Ross

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English

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Publication Date

July 27, 2019

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<p><b>FROM THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF <i>HOLY ISLAND</i></p><br /><p><b><i>When you sell your soul, the devil gives no refunds...</i></b></p><br /><p>When an old man is burned alive in a sleepy ex-mining village, Detective Chief Inspector Ryan is called in to investigate. He soon discovers that, beneath the facade of a close-knit community, the burn from decades-old betrayal still smoulders. When everyone had a motive, can he unravel the secrets of the past before the killer strikes again?</p><br /><p>Meanwhile, back at Northumbria CID, trouble is brewing with rumours of a mole in Ryan’s department. With everyone under suspicion, can he count on anybody but himself?</p><br /><p>Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape. </p><br /><p><b>“LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers” – <i>The Times</i></p><br /><p>“A literary phenomenon” – <i>Evening Chronicle</i></p><br /><p>“LJ Ross is the Queen of Kindle” – <i>Sunday Telegraph</i></b></p><br />
Summer's Reign (Seasons of Fortitude Book 2)
by Elizabeth Rose

Language

English

Pages

342

Publication Date

July 06, 2017

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<b><i>"Adversity builds strength of mind and fuels the fires of success."</i></b><div><b><i></i></b></div><div><i><b>RONE AWARD FINALIST 2018</b></i><br />At a young age, Summer has sacrificed herself for the sake of her family by marrying the evil and abusive Baron Mowbray of Suffolk. A few years after birthing him a son, the baron mysteriously dies, leaving her toddler heir to his estate. The king grants Summer one month to find and marry a man of her choice. But Summer would never consider marrying any relative of her late husband, especially not his domineering nephew.<br /><br />Sir Warren Mowbray returns from battle to find his uncle has died and with him went the man's promise that Warren would inherit his holdings. Now, to add insult to injury, the king has assigned him as the widow's guardian and advisor while she chooses a husband. Once he arrives at the castle, he discovers Summer is a beautiful, smart, determined woman but with a mind of her own. He plans to woo her, but she wants nothing to do with him. He also has his suspicions that the hated baron might have been murdered - and Summer is the main suspect.<br /><br />Can a strong, determined woman and a controlling warrior find love between them or will they destroy each other first?<br /><br />Other books in the series: Autumn's Touch - Book 3, and Winter's Flame - Book 4. And if you haven't already read it, be sure to read Highland Spring - Book 1 as well! </div>
Jeremy Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall, 1790-1791 (The Poldark Saga ...
by Winston Graham

Language

English

Pages

305

Publication Date

July 24, 2015

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<p><strong>As Seen on Masterpiece™ on PBS®: Book 3 of the beloved Poldark series</strong></p><p>Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life in this third novel of the Poldark series. Reeling from the tragic death of a loved one, Captain Poldark vents his grief by inciting impoverished locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a storm—an act for which British law proscribes death by hanging. Ross is brought to trial for his involvement, and despite their stormy marriage, Demelza tries to rally support for her husband, to save him and their family.</p><p>But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not the least of which is George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense and threatens to destroy the Poldarks.</p><p>And into this setting, Jeremy Poldark, Ross and Demelza's first son, is born...</p><p>The Poldark series is the masterwork of Winston Graham's life work, evoking the period and people like only he can and creating a work of rich and poor, loss and love, that you will not soon forget.</p>
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two: The Offici...
by , Jack Thorne

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<p><b>The official playscript of the original West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</b></p><p>It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.</p><p>While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.</p><p>The playscript for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was originally released as a 'special rehearsal edition' alongside the opening of Jack Thorne's play in London's West End in summer 2016. Based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne, the play opened to rapturous reviews from theatregoers and critics alike, while the official playscript became an immediate global bestseller.</p><p>This definitive and final playscript updates the 'special rehearsal edition' with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the Wizarding World prior to the beginning of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.</p>
Lord of the Flies
by William Golding

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

July 27, 1959

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<b><b>Golding’s iconic 1954 novel, now with a new foreword by Lois Lowry, remains one of the greatest books ever written for young adults and an unforgettable classic for readers of any age.</b><br />  <br /> </b>This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.<b><br /></b><br />At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.
The Letter: A captivating story of forbidden love, secrets, and s...
by Ruth Saberton

Language

English

Pages

414

Publication Date

December 31, 2017

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<b>Shortlisted for the prestigious Winston Graham Historical Fiction Prize 2018, <i>The Letter</i> is a beautiful novel set in England between the First World War and the present day. Perfect for fans of Downton Abbey, it is a story of family, forbidden love, and the darkest of secrets. </b><br /><br /> <i>"One of my books of the year," <i> Being Anne.<br /><i>"Will break your heart and touch your soul." </i> Amazon Vine reviewer.<br /><br />On the eve of the First World War aspiring poet Kit Rivers looks forward to a bright future. As the Lord of the Manor's heir, Kit’s duty is to the family estate but when he falls passionately in love he knows a hard choice must be made. Yet before the golden days of summer can fade into autumn, war comes and changes his world forever.<br /> <br />One century later young widow Chloe exchanges London for an isolated Cornish house. Haunted by memories, Chloe’s interest in an obscure war poet, Kit Rivers, proves a welcome distraction from grief and leads her to piece together a forgotten history. Faced with more questions than answers, her own life soon becomes entwined with Kit's through love, loss, and the darkest of secrets…<br /><br /><b>This suspenseful novel is set in Cornwall and reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier and Rosamunde Pilcher. Romantic and moving, it is a tale of loss and love, the devastation of war and a homage to the lives shattered in the trenches and at home.<br /><br />A #1 bestseller on Amazon UK, <i>The Letter</i> is a vivid novel of heart-break and passion, with characters - and an ending - the reader won't forget.</b>

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