Category: Historical Fiction

Download E-books The Book of Lost and Found PDF

In some ways, my lifestyles has been just like a list of the misplaced and located. probably all lives are like that.

It's whilst existence all started in earnest. Hertfordshire, 1928.

The paths of Tom and Alice collide opposed to a haze of younger, carefree exuberance. And so starts off a love tale that reveals its toes via a lake one silvery moonlit evening....

It's whilst there have been no chuffed endings. Paris, 1939.

Alice resides within the urban of sunshine, however the discomfort of the decade has already left its mark. there is a shadow creeping throughout Europe whilst she and Thomas Stafford - now an international well-known artist - locate one another once again . . .

It's whilst the tale starts off London, 1986.

Bequeathed an previous portrait from her grandmother, Kate Darling uncovers a legacy that takes her to Corsica, Paris and past. and because the secrets and techniques of time fall away, a love tale as epic because it is lifestyles altering slowly finds itself...

Sweeping and heartrending - the proper pay attention for fanatics of Victoria Hislop and Kate Morton.

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Download E-books Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, the Gallows, and the Black General Gabriel PDF

By Gigi Amateau

An 1800 riot deliberate by means of a literate slave referred to as "Prosser’s Gabriel" conjures up a historic novel following one notable man’s life.

In a time of post-Revolutionary fervor in Richmond, Virginia, an impressive twenty-four-year-old slave named Gabriel, recognized for his braveness and mind, plotted a uprising concerning millions of African- American freedom seekers armed with refashioned pitchforks and different implements of Gabriel’s blacksmith exchange. The rebellion will be thwarted via a confluence of fierce climate and human betrayal, yet Gabriel retained his dignity to the top. heritage is familiar with little of Gabriel’s adolescence. yet right here, writer Gigi Amateau imagines a youth formed by means of a mother’s devotion, a father’s ardour for liberation, and a friendship with a white master’s son who later proved cowardly and harsh. She offers vivid lifestyles to Gabriel’s love for his wife-to-be, Nanny, a slave girl whose freedom he labored tirelessly, and futilely, to shop for. Interwoven with unique files, this poignant, illuminating novel provides a private face to a amazing second in historical past.

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Download E-books Chicken with Plums (Pantheon Graphic Novels) PDF

By Marjane Satrapi

“Chicken with Plums is a dinner party you’ll devour.”

Acclaimed photo artist Marjane Satrapi brings what has develop into her signature humor and perception, her prepared eye and ear, to the heartrending tale of a celebrated Iranian musician who offers up his existence for song and love.

When Nasser Ali Khan, the author’s great-uncle, discovers that his loved software is irreparably broken, he's taking to his mattress, renouncing the realm and all its pleasures. Over the process the week that follows, we're taken care of to shiny scenes of his encounters with friends and family, flashbacks to his formative years, and flash-forwards to his children’s destiny. and because the items of his tale fall into position, we start to appreciate the breadth of his selection to permit move of life.

The poignant tale of 1 guy, it's also stunningly universal—a luminous story of lifestyles and demise, and the braveness and fervour either require people.

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Download E-books Buddha, Vol. 2: The Four Encounters PDF

By Osamu Tezuka

Osamu Tezuka’s vaunted storytelling genius, consummate ability at visible expression, and hot humanity blossom absolutely in his eight-volume epic of Siddhartha’s existence and occasions. Tezuka evidences his profound snatch of the topic via contextualizing the Buddha’s principles; the emphasis is on circulate, motion, emotion, and clash because the prince Siddhartha runs clear of domestic, travels throughout India, and questions Hindu practices similar to ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. instead of suggest resignation and impassivity, Tezuka’s Buddha predicates enlightenment upon spotting the interconnectedness of lifestyles, having compassion for the discomfort, and ordering one’s existence sensibly. Philosophical segments are threaded into interpersonal occasions with ground-breaking visible dynamism via an artist who makes yes by no means to lose his readers’ attention.

Tezuka himself was once a humanist instead of a Buddhist, and his magnum opus isn't an test at propaganda. Hermann Hesse’s novel or Bertolucci’s movie is similar during this regard; in truth, Tezuka’s procedure is a little bit irreverent in that it accommodates anything that Western commentators frequently eschew, specifically, humor.

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Download E-books Something Scandalous (The Spinster Club Book 3) PDF

By Christie Kelley

Her surprising prior. . .

Raised because the youngest daughter of the Duke of Kendal, Elizabeth learns a devastating fact on his deathbed: he wasn't her father in any respect. and as the Duke had no sons, his identify and fortune needs to visit his in basic terms male inheritor: cousin who left England for the US in the past. looking ahead to the man's drawing close career of her domestic, Elizabeth anxiously searches for her mother's diary, and the key of her paternity. . .

Her unforeseen destiny. . .

Arriving in London together with his seven siblings, William Atherton intends to promote every little thing and go back to his liked Virginia farm, and his fiancée, as quick as attainable. yet as Elizabeth indicates William an England he by no means knew, and graciously introduces his siblings to London society, it turns into transparent the 2 are intended for every different. quickly, Elizabeth unearths herself made up our minds to seduce the fellow who can store not just her kin identify yet her middle. . .

Praise for Christie Kelley and each Time We Kiss

"Rollicking, attractive. . .you'll take pleasure in this one!" --Kat Martin

"Kelley is familiar with the right way to carry a good intensity of emotion right into a romance." –Romantic instances booklet Review

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Download E-books Der Kalligraph des Bischofs: Historischer Roman (German Edition) PDF

By Titus Müller

Turin im nine. Jahrhundert: Während die Stadt von den Sarazenen bedroht wird, wird der Westgote Claudius dorthin als neuer Bischof entsandt. Er nimmt Germunt an seinen Hof, einen Gelehrten, der in der Stadt Zuflucht vor seinen Bluträchern gesucht hat. Germunt bekommt die Erlaubnis, in den sieben freien Künsten zu unterrichten, und gerät bald in den Bann des Schreibens wie der Liebe, dringt tiefer in die Geheimnisse der Kalligraphie ein und muss eines Tages seine Kunst anwenden, um Leben zu retten.

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Download E-books Always a Witch PDF

By Carolyn MacCullough

Since the gripping end of Once a Witch, Tamsin Greene has been haunted through her grandmother’s prophecy that she's going to quickly be pressured to make a vital decision—one so bad that it will probably damage her kin perpetually. whilst she discovers that her enemy, Alistair Knight, went again in time to Victorian-era long island with a view to ruin her relatives, Tamsin is compelled to stick to him into the earlier. Stranded on their lonesome within the 19th century, Tamsin quickly unearths herself disguised as a lady’s maid within the terrifying mansion of the evil Knight relations, fending off the watchful eye of the vicious matron, los angeles Spider, and warding off the advances of Liam Knight. As time runs out, either households sq. off in an exhilarating show of magic. And to her horror, Tamsin ultimately is familiar with the character of her fateful choice.

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Download E-books Shattered Souls PDF

By Mary Lindsey

An exciting debut tale of demise, love, future, and danger

Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with metal grey eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can not help, and every thing retains getting louder and extra excessive. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her desires, who unearths that she's a reincarnated Speaker - an individual who can seek advice from and support misplaced souls - and that he has been her Protector for hundreds of years.

Now Lenzi needs to choose from her lifestyles with Zak and the lifestyles she is destined to guide with Alden. yet time is working out: a malevolent spirit is out to ruin Lenzi, and he'll kill her if she does not come to a decision quickly.

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