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Maritime Scotland by Brian Lavery

By Brian Lavery

Scotland's geography is nearly governed by way of the ocean, which varieties its limitations and offers foodstuff, livelihood and delivery. a desirable view of a frequently forgotten point of history.

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Lady of Hay by Barbara Erskine

By Barbara Erskine

So good researched and so good written that it's virtually very unlikely to place down. the unconventional has every thing that readers of racy fiction may perhaps ask for: attractive characters, unique settings, passion...and events and characters which are so thoroughly convincing that they arrive to existence.

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October 1970 by Wayne Grady, Louis Hamelin

By Wayne Grady, Louis Hamelin

October 1970. kidnappings. One lifeless. A challenge in contrast to something the rustic had ever visible — this is the tale in the back of historical past . . .

Thirty years after the October trouble, Sam Nihilo, a contract author whose occupation is in a hunch, is interested in the conspiracy theories that experience proliferated within the wake of the occasions. whereas investigating the demise of 1 of the FLQ hostages, Nihilo sees his lifestyles ate up by means of an inquiry that leads him additional right into a flurry of proof, either identified and newly came upon. quickly, mystery brokers, corrupt law enforcement officials, politicians, and previous terrorists of front de Libération du Québec shape a mysterious constellation round him, and on the centre lies a classy and hazardous truth.

In the culture of Don DeLillo’s Libra, October 1970 is an exciting fictional account of the occasions that formed the most unstable moments in fresh heritage.

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

By Richard Flanagan

August, 1943. within the depression of a eastern POW camp at the Thai-Burma demise Railway, Australian health professional Dorrigo Evans is haunted by means of his affair together with his uncle's younger spouse years previous. His lifestyles is an everyday fight to avoid wasting the lads lower than his command from hunger, from cholera, from pitiless beatings. till he gets a letter that would swap him forever.

Moving deftly from the POW camp to modern Australia, from the reviews of Dorrigo and his comrades to these of the japanese guards, this savagely appealing novel tells a narrative of affection, demise, and family members, exploring the various varieties of stable and evil, battle and fact, guilt and transcendence, as one guy comes of age, thrives, merely to find all that he has misplaced.

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Les Noces de soie (Noces de soie, tome 1) by Jean-Paul Malaval

By Jean-Paul Malaval

Avec 1.25 franc en poche pour un jour de travail, que peut espérer un garçon clever ?

Sur les monts du Vivarais, en Ardèche, depuis des générations, les Andromas élèvent dans leur ferme des cocons de mûrier pour produire de l. a. soie.
Seigneur en son domaine, théodore Andrommas ambitionne de voir son fils Silvius lui succéder, mais le jeune homme se prend à rêver des lumières de los angeles ville quand il tombe amoureux de Roxane, l. a. vie d'un riche soyeux lyonnais.
Silvius prend pied sur les pentes de l. a. Croix-Rousse parmi le petit monde besogneux des ouvriers de los angeles soie et, pour conquérir Roxane, parvient à se faire une position dans le milieu très fermé des négociants. Entre l. a. jeune femme, belle, capricieuse, et le fils de paysan plein d'ambition, los angeles greffe peut-elle predre ?

Jean-Paul Malaval nous enchante avec une fresque de l. a. France porvinciale de los angeles fin du XIXe siècle tout emprente d'empathie, traversée comme par un fil de soie par l. a. ardour amoureuse qui ne connaît pas d'autre problem que son propre aveuglement.

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The Devil's Novice (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, Book 8) by Ellis Peters

By Ellis Peters

September 1140. It falls to Brother Cadfael to discover the hectic fact in the back of the violent nightmares of a tender beginner within the Abbey of Shrewsbury.

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The Memory House (Honey Ridge, Book 1) by Linda Goodnight

By Linda Goodnight

Thoughts of motherhood and marriage are clean for Julia Presley--though tragedy took away either years in the past. discovering convenience within the regimen of operating the Peach Orchard lodge, she shall we the old, mysterious position fill the voids of affection and relatives. not more excitement of a man's mild kiss. not more pleasure in listening to a baby name her Mommy. existence is calm, unchanging...until a stranger with a tender boy and soul-deep secrets and techniques exhibits up in her Tennessee city and disrupts the loneliness of her world.

Julia suspects there's extra to Eli Donovan's previous than his motherless son, Alex. There's a cause he's chasing redemption and bent on incomes it with a brand new starting in Honey Ridge. supplying the guarded guy paintings renovating the lodge, she glimpses somebody who--like her--has a center short of recovery. yet with the opportunity discovery of a dusty stack of affection letters buried in the lining of an outdated trunk, the long-dead ghosts of a Civil struggle romance envelop Julia and Eli, connecting them to the inn's violent background and difficult them either to danger dealing with yesterday's darkness for a destiny vibrant with wish and therapeutic.

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Laws in Conflict (Burren Mysteries, Book 8) by Cora Harrison

By Cora Harrison

“Harrison, like Peter Tremayne in his Sister Fidelma sequence, offers an exceptional model of ancient mystery” Booklist

February, 1512. Mara, Brehon of the Burren, pass judgement on and lawgiver, has been invited to the marvelous urban country of Galway, that's governed via English legislation and a royal constitution initially granted via Richard III. Mara wonders even if she will be able to use her criminal wisdom to avoid wasting the lifetime of a guy from the Burren who has been stuck stealing a meat pie, yet occasions quickly take an excellent extra dramatic flip while the mayor’s son is charged with a heinous crime. yes there's extra to the case than meets the attention, Mara investigates . . .

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The Signature of All Things: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert

By Elizabeth Gilbert

A wonderful, sweeping novel of wish, ambition, and the thirst for wisdom, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed

In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, placing her inimitable voice into a charming tale of affection, experience and discovery. Spanning a lot of the eighteenth and 19th centuries, the unconventional follows the fortunes of the intense Whittaker family members as led via the enterprising Henry Whittaker—a poor-born Englishman who makes a very good fortune within the South American quinine exchange, ultimately changing into the richest guy in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry’s incredible daughter, Alma (who inherits either her father’s cash and his mind), eventually turns into a botanist of substantial presents herself. As Alma’s examine takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a guy named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable work of orchids and who attracts her within the complete opposite direction—into the world of the non secular, the divine, and the paranormal. Alma is a clear-minded scientist; Ambrose a utopian artist—but what unites this not likely couple is a determined have to comprehend the workings of this global and the mechanisms at the back of all life.

Exquisitely researched and informed at a galloping velocity, The Signature of All Things soars around the globe—from London to Peru to Philadelphia to Tahiti to Amsterdam, and past. alongside the way in which, the tale is peopled with unforgettable characters: missionaries, abolitionists, adventurers, astronomers, sea captains, geniuses, and the particularly mad. yet such a lot memorable of all, it's the tale of Alma Whittaker, who—born within the Age of Enlightenment, yet residing good into the commercial Revolution—bears witness to that striking second in human heritage while the entire previous assumptions approximately technology, faith, trade, and sophistication have been exploding into harmful new principles. Written within the daring, questing spirit of that singular time, Gilbert’s clever, deep, and spellbinding story is sure to catch the hearts and minds of readers.

 

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The Ghosts of Athens (Aelric, Book 5) by Richard Blake

By Richard Blake

It truly is 612 advert and Aelric—senator of the Roman Empire, clean from a massacre in Egypt—is compelled to divert the Imperial galley to Athens. He reveals a demoralized and corrupt provincial urban threatened by means of a military rumored to comprise twenty million ravenous barbarians. let alone an explosive spiritual dispute, an unexplained corpse, and tricks of anything worse than homicide. he'll need to name upon all his ambitious mind and deadly ingenuity to outlive his enemies inside and out the town partitions.

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