Sword of Liberty (The Medieval Sagas, Book 3)

By Kevin Ashman

In 1274, Edward the 1st governed England having inherited the crown from his father, Henry the 3rd. around the border to the west, the smaller kingdom of Wales used to be governed by way of Prince Llewellyn ap Gruffydd, an immediate descendant of Llewellyn the good.

Tensions have been strained among the 2 international locations and minor conflicts have been regular among the lesser nobles but if Edward figured out approximately Llewellyn’s proposed marriage to Eleanor du Montfort, the daughter of his deceased father’s maximum enemy, he was once incensed and in 1275 prepared for her send to be intercepted as she traveled from France to be with the Welsh Prince. Eleanor used to be imprisoned inflicting the connection among Edward and Llewellyn to go to pot even extra and in 1276, conflict broke out among the 2 international locations.

In 1277, Edward led a massive military into Wales and captured the Welsh harvest at the island of Ynys Mon, forcing the Welsh Prince to give up ahead of any significant conflict was once fought. Later that yr, the 2 males signed the treaty of Aberconwy the place Llewellyn surrendered regulate of lots of the nation in go back for preserving the lands of Gwynedd and the name, Prince of Wales. Edward was once happy and published Eleanor from felony to meet her marriage vows to Llewellyn and for the following few years, an uneasy peace existed among the 2 monarchs.

Despite the treaty, the folks of Wales have been nonetheless unsatisfied being governed by means of an English monarch and particularly the development of English castles at Flint, Rhuddlan, Builth Wells and Aberystwth. to that end an undercurrent of resistance progressively grew until eventually ultimately in 1282, a whole scale uprising opposed to Edward’s rule compelled the English King to invade Wales once again, simply this time with complete scale conquest as a target.

Despite a few preliminary setbacks, Edward’s military used to be finally effective and after numerous battles all through Wales, Prince Llewellyn used to be killed on the conflict of Orewen Bridge.Edward eventually realised the probability the Welsh posed and launched into an extraordinary construction programme around the state, together with the big castles at Caernarfon, Conway and Harlech, not only as bastions of army energy but additionally as a sign to the Welsh in regards to the futility of opposing his may perhaps.

These castles shaped the spine of his defences in Wales, an unassailable process of fortresses, every one designed to collectively help one another opposed to any chance from the Welsh.

They have been an emblem of his could, a procedure of invincible fortifications and in impact an impregnable ring of metal unassailable via any dwelling man…......

........or so he thought.......!

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Como agua para chocolate: Novela en doce entregas con recetas, amores y remedios caseros

By Laura Esquivel

Dentro del vasto landscape de los angeles literatura mexicana, l. a. cual ha creado obras con reconocimiento en todo el mundo, sólo unos pocos han gozado de un alojamiento especial en los angeles memoria de los lectores. Y aun dentro de esa selección, donde se guardan las más queridas cosas, se encuentran los libros quizá menos de una decena que las personas pueden citar de inmediato cuando alguien les pide que digan el nombre de una novela mexicana que les haya dejado una profunda impronta.

Desde su nacimiento este libro parece estar marcado por un destino lleno de encanto y magia. Dedicada a l. a. docencia y al guionísmo cinematográfico, Laura Esquivel nunca se imaginó escribir los angeles novela mexicana más leída de los últimos años, ni convertirse en una autora de reconocimiento mundial, capaz de conquistar a los lectores de Brasil, Japón, Holanda, Inglaterra, EE.UU., Hungría, Dinamarca, Suecia, Francia, Italia, Noruega y de muchos países más donde l. a. novela fue traducida con títulos inverosímiles como Rosas rojas y tortillas (en l. a. versión holandesa) o La leyenda de los angeles salsa de pétalos de rosa (la edición china).

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Doctor Sax

By Jack Kerouac

During this haunting novel of intensely felt early life, Jack Kerouac tells the tale of Jack Duluoz, a French-Canadian boy transforming into up, as Kerouac himself did, within the dingy manufacturing unit city of Lowell, Massachusetts. Dr. Sax, along with his flowing cape, slouch hat, and insinuating leer, is leader one of many ghosts and demons that populate Jack's myth global. Deftly mingling reminiscence and dream, Kerouac captures the accents and texture of his boyhood in Lowell as he relates Jack's adventures with this cryptic, apocalyptic hipster phantom.

"Kerouac desires of the United States within the genuine rolling rhythms of a Whitman or a Thomas Wolfe, inebriated with eagerness for life."
- John okay. Hutchens

"Kerouac's unusual genius infects each page."
- the recent York Times.

'Spooky and soft with stretches of sheer phosphorescent fable, medical professional Sax has a vigor and thirst for all times. a true prize, one of many misplaced gemstones of recent literature."
-- Rolling Stone

"Duluoz is exuberantly profane and with ease antisocial, and prefer any right-thinking twelve 12 months outdated, he's a music addict. On chilly wintry weather mornings, he scribbles out racing varieties and levels problematic handicap races with marbles. packed with pinball prose, health care provider Sax is an elegy to the nice and cozy, secure smells of a tenement kitchen and the darkish mysteries of a urban neighbourhood. it really is Kerouac's most sensible book."
-- Time

"Vivid, relocating and funny'"
-- Guardian


First released 1959

ebook ISBN-13: 9780802195722

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O Jerusalem (Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes)

By Laurie R. King

At the shut of the yr 1918, compelled to escape England, Sherlock Holmes and his nineteen-year-old apprentice Mary Russell input British-occupied Palestine below the auspices of Holmes’s enigmatic brother, Mycroft. Their arrival coincides with a rash of unsolved murders that has baffled the experts and turns out unrelated to the becoming tensions within the region between Jew, Moslem, and Christian. nonetheless, nobody is just too happy at Holmes’s insistence on reconstructing the latest murder within the barren region gully the place it happened.

What they without notice discover will lead Russell and Holmes via an unique gauntlet of labyrinthine bazaars, verminous hovels, cliff-hung monasteries—and into mortal chance. within the jewel-like urban of Jerusalem, they're going to eventually meet their adversary, whose lust for strength may perhaps lessen the city’s so much historical and sacred position to rubble and ignite a tinderbox of hostilities simply watching for a spark.…

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The Stranger's Child (Vintage International)

By Alan Hollinghurst

From the guy Booker Prize-winning writer of The Line of Beauty: a powerful, century-spanning saga a couple of love triangle that spawns a delusion, and a relatives secret, throughout generations.
In the summer season of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate—a good-looking, aristocratic younger poet named Cecil Valance—to his family’s domestic outdoor London. George is enthralled by means of Cecil, and shortly his sister, Daphne, is both besotted through him. That weekend, Cecil writes a poem that, after he's killed within the nice warfare and his attractiveness burnished, becomes a touchstone for a iteration, a piece recited by means of each schoolchild in England. through the years, a sad love tale is spun, at the same time different secrets and techniques lie buried—until, a long time later, an formidable biographer threatens to unearth them.

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The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel

By John Wray

In his formidable and fiercely artistic new novel, The misplaced Time Accidents, John Wray takes us from turn-of-the-century Viennese salons humming with rumors approximately Einstein's radical new conception to the loss of life camps of global warfare , from the golden age of postwar pulp technology fiction to a startling discovery in a ny condo packed to the ceiling with artifacts of contemporary life.

Haunted through a failed love affair and the darkest of kinfolk secrets and techniques, Waldemar 'Waldy' Tolliver wakes one morning to find that he has been exiled from the movement of time. the area maintains to show, and Waldy is eager to locate his approach back-a trip that forces him to reckon not just with the betrayal on the middle of his doomed romance but in addition the legacy of his great-grandfather's deadly pursuit of the hidden nature of time itself.

Part madcap experience, half harrowing family members drama, half medical mystery--and by no means lower than wildly entertaining--The misplaced Time Accidents is a daring and epic saga set opposed to the best upheavals of the 20 th century.

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Sleepless: A Novel

By Charlie Huston

What LAPD cop Parker Hass desires is a global either secure and only for his spouse and baby daughter. yet then an epidemic of insomnia moves. operating undercover as a drug broker in a la governed in equivalent components through martial legislation and insurgency, Park is tasked with removing unlawful alternate in Dreamer, the single drug that could provide the contaminated their worthy sleep. After a yr of misplaced leads, Park stumbles into the perilous shadows forged by way of the pharmaceutical massive at the back of Dreamer. someplace in these shadows a key is hiding. Drawn into the interior circle of a tech guru with a warped schedule, Park delves deeper into the stressed international. His spouse has develop into sleepless, and their daughter might quickly percentage an identical destiny. For them, he'll danger every thing. regardless of the expense to himself.

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Les Mémoires de Maigret (Maigret, Livre 63)

By Georges Simenon

Les Mémoires de Maigret est un roman de Georges Simenon, publié en 1951 par Les Presses de l. a. Cité 1. Bien que contrairement à tous les autres il ne s'agisse pas ici d'un roman policier, mais plutôt des souvenirs d'un policier (fictif), ce titre est inclus dans l. a. série des Maigret.
L'écriture de ce roman s'est déroulée entre les 19 et 27 septembre 1950.

Admis à los angeles retraite, Maigret, retiré à Meung-sur-Loire, décide de rédiger ses mémoires afin de rectifier le portrait « plus vrai que nature » qu'a tracé de lui le romancier Sim devenu Simenon. Maigret est né à los angeles campagne, « non loin de Moulins », où son père était régisseur d'une vaste propriété ; sa mère est morte en couches quand il avait huit ans ; son père l'a alors confié à une tante qui a épousé un boulanger de Nantes. C'est là que Maigret fait ses études, ne revoyant son père que pendant les vacances ; il est fortement marqué par cet homme de los angeles terre, paisible, honnête et compréhensif, auquel il ressemblera moralement plus tard. Maigret est étudiant en médecine lorsque son père meurt. Obligé d'interrompre ses études, il cherche un emploi à Paris ; grâce à un voisin de palier, il a l'occasion d'entrer dans l. a. police.

D'abord uncomplicated porteur de dépêches, il devient rapidement secrétaire du commissaire du quartier Saint-Georges. C'est à ce second qu'il fait l. a. connaissance de Louise, jeune fille calme et sérieuse qui deviendra Mme Maigret. Entré à los angeles Brigade de l. a. voie publique, Maigret parcourt Paris, ce qui lui permet de connaître ses rues, ses grands magasins, ses gares, ses apaches, ses prostituées, ses garnis miteux renfermant un univers cosmopolite ; il appreciate l'humilité fière des déracinés, l. a. fierté discrète des pauvres. Il insiste sur le lien existant entre le policier et celui qu'il traque : leurs kin sont avant tout professionnelles, sans haine, mais sans pitié ; il y a entre eux « une sorte d'esprit de famille ». Énumérant les genres de crimes dont il a dû s'occuper, Maigret regrette que Simenon n'ait raconté que les plus exceptionnels, les plus intéressants au element de vue psychologique, ceux qui n'ont constitué en fait qu'« une partie insignifiante » de ses activités ; en réalité, le métier de policier est beaucoup plus monotone qu'on ne pourrait le croire en lisant les romans de Simenon ! Les mémoires de Maigret s'achèvent avec sa nomination d'inspecteur à los angeles Brigade spéciale du Quai des Orfèvres et ses débuts dans cette nouvelle fonction ; il avait alors trente ans. Il répète que le policier n'est pas un héros, qu'il fait seulement son métier de fonctionnaire. Le récit prend fin sur une évocation de ses anciens collaborateurs. Sa dernière pensée est pour Simenon, devenu son ami.

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The Counterlife

By Philip Roth

The Counterlife is ready humans enacting their desires of renewal and break out, a few of them going as far as to probability their lives to change possible irreversible destinies. at any place they might locate themselves, the characters of The Counterlife are tempted unceasingly via the possibility of another lifestyles which can opposite their fate.

Illuminating those lives in transition and guiding us during the book's evocative landscapes, popular and overseas, is the miind of the novelist Nathan Zuckerman. His is the skeptical, enveloping intelligence that calculates the associated fee that is paid within the fight to alter own fortune and reshape historical past, no matter if in a dentist's place of work in suburban New Jersey, or in a tradition-bound English Village in Gloucestershire, or in a church in London's West finish, or in a tiny barren region cost in Israel's occupied West financial institution.

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Dirt: A Novel

By David Vann

New York Times Editor's Choice

Twenty-two-year-old Galen lives along with his emotionally established mom in a secluded condominium outdoors Sacramento, surviving at the family's belief fund—money that his aunt, Helen, and seventeen-year-old cousin, Jennifer, are decided to get their arms on. a brand new Age believer who considers himself an previous soul, Galen yearns for transformation yet is powerless to forestall the manic binges that overtake him. He desires of laying off his clinging mom and is passionate about innovations of the boldly flirtatious Jennifer. but if the family members takes a visit to a cabin within the Sierras, Galen discovers simply how a ways he'll visit reach the transcendence he craves.

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