The Lord Francis Powerscourt Omnibus (Books 1-4)

Goodnight, Sweet Prince; Death and the Jubilee; Death of an Old Master; Death of a Chancellor

Author: David Dickinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472115279

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Goodnight, Sweet Prince Mystery surrounds the death of Queen Victoria's grandson England, 1892. Victoria, Queen and Empress, is in the 54th year of her reign, when her grandson Prince Eddy, eldest son of the Prince of Wales, is found slaughtered in his bed at Sandringham. Terrified of more royal scandal, the Prince of Wales and his spindoctors decide to cover up the facts and the murder is disguised as death by influenza. Lord Francis Powerscourt, an Irish investigator, is privately asked to find the killer. His quest takes him on a journey through the prince's debauched and dissolute past, across Europe to the misty waterways of Venice where, amidst scandal and suicide, Powerscourt finally unravels themystery of the sweet prince's last goodnight. Death and the Jubilee The discovery of a headless corpse jeopardises Queen Victoria's glittering Diamond Jubilee! In this second Lord Francis Powerscourt mystery, London is preparing for the 1897 Diamond Jubilee. But one morning a man's corpse with no head or hands is dragged out of the Thames. He is old, but not destitute. With no clues to his identity, the police ask for Powerscourt's assistance. His investigation leads to a mysterious mansion in Oxfordshire, with classical temples in the gardens and in the house a second corpse, killed in a fire. On the track of the murderer, Powerscourt soon realises that both he and his family are in great danger - and so is the Queen's Jubilee . . . Death of an Old Master In May 1901 the Salisbury Galleries announce the biggest exhibition of the Old Master Paintings ever seen in Europe. Excitement is intense. But before it opens, one of Britain's leading art experts, Christopher Montague, is found murdered in his study. When Lord Francis Powerscourt is called in to investigate he finds every book, notepad and scrap of paper has been removed from the scene of the crime. Montague had been working on something that would have rocked the art world. Did his article that claimed a number of the Old Masters had been painted recently by a single hand have anything to do with his death? Powerscourt embarks on an odyssey through a treacherous world of art dealers and picture restorers in pursuit of a master forger. He travels to Sicily where the trail goes cold, but, after the thrills and danger of that wild, lawless isalnd, in a remopte corer of England, the truth is finally revealed. Death of a Chancellor Compton Minster is preparing to celebrate a very special anniversary in the year 1901 - a thousand years of Christian worship. But a few weeks before the main ceremonies, a high official of the cathedral, the chancellor, dies in mysterious circumstances, and no on except the doctor and the undertaker is allowed to view the corpse. It then transpires that the chancellor was one of England's richest men. When his sister suspects foul play, Lord Francis Powerscourt is asked to investigate. As Powerscourt paces the ancient cloisters and listens to evensong from the choir stalls, he begins to suspect that a terrible secret lies hidden in the cathedral, one that may have someting to do with the anniversary. Then a chorister is strangles, his body found turning on the great spit in the Vicars Hall kitchen. Powerscourt himself escpaes death by a whisker, as does his wife, Lady Lucy, before he uncovers the astonishing secret of Compton Minster and unmasks a murderer.

The Little, Brown Book of Anecdotes

Author: Clifton Fadiman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316084727

Category: Fiction

Page: 784

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A book compiled of anecdotes from other collections, arranged under the name of the person they're about.

The Jews in Umbria

1484-1736

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004101654

Category: History

Page: 488

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Illustrates the political and socio-economic history of the Jewish community in Umbria from the second half of the thirteenth century, when Jewish settlement in the region became permanent and continuous, to the expulsion of the Jews in 1569 by decree of Pope Pius V.

Bakeshop Mysteries, 1-3

Meet Your Baker, A Batter of Life and Death, On Thin Icing

Author: Ellie Alexander

Publisher: St. Martin's Dead Letter

ISBN: 1250115574

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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Ellie Alexander's Bakeshop Mysteries will make readers hungry for baked goods with a side of murder. Here together for the first time are the first three books in the series. Meet Your Baker After returning to her hometown of Ashland, OR, Jules Capshaw helps heal her broken heart by working at Torte, the family bakeshop. But when the town busybody turns up dead in the store, Jules is drawn into a murder investigation between whipping up batches of her signature raspberry danishes. A Batter of Life and Death Autumn has come to Ashland, and Jules and her team at Torte are prepping for the arrival of the Pastry Channel, which has chosen their town to film the current season of their reality show Take the Cake. When one of the contestants turns up dead, face-down in buttercream, Jules takes his place. She dusts off her best Bavarian Chocolate Cake recipe and gets ready to bake—and solve a murder. On Thin Icing Jules and her team from Torte have been hired to cater the annual retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare festivals at a remote mountain resort. Visions of hearty stews and orange cardamom rolls dance in her head, and she can't wait to get started. Then someone puts the (very irritating) bartender on ice, and Jules has to pull double duty in the kitchen, and figuring out whodunit.

The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: England

Page: N.A

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The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A

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The Road to Stockholm

Nobel Prizes, Science, and Scientists

Author: István Hargittai

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198607854

Category: Science

Page: 388

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The Nobel Prize is by far the highest recognition a scientist may receive and the only one that the general public is familiar with. Its prestige has reached improbable heights. At the same time a lot of myth surrounds the Nobel Prize. This book introduces the process of selection of the laureates, discusses the ingredients for scientific discovery and for getting recognition for it. The Nobel Prize has served as inspiration for scientists and the general public for a hundred years, this book helps to appreciate its triumphs as well as its problems.

Paris in the Present Tense

Author: Mark Helprin

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715652907

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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By the bestselling author of Winter’s Tale and A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin’s powerful new novel is set in Paris caught between violent unrest and its well-known, inescapable glories. Seventy-four-year-old Jules Lacour – a maître at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widower, veteran of the war in Algeria, and child of the Holocaust – must find a balance between his strong obligations to the past and the attractions and beauties of life and love in the present. In the midst of what should be an effulgent time of life – days bright with music, family, rowing on the Seine – Jules is confronted headlong and all at once by a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood, and home, forcing him to grapple with his complex past and to find a way forward. He risks fraud to save his terminally ill infant grandson, matches wits with a renegade insurance investigator, is drawn into an act of savage violence, and falls deeply, excitingly in love with a young cellist a third his age. Against the backdrop of an exquisite and knowing vision of Paris and the way it can uniquely shape a life, Helprin forges a denouement that is staggering in its humanity, elegance, and truth. In the exhilarating beauty of its prose and evocative storytelling, Helprin’s Paris in the Present Tense is a soaring achievement; a deep, dizzying look at a life through the purifying lenses of art and memory.

Genders 22

Postcommunism and the Body Politic

Author: Ellen E. Berry

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814786138

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The epidemic of mass rape in the former Yugoslavia has illustrated once again, and in particularly brutal fashion, the inextricable relationship between national politics, sexual politics, and body politics. The nexus of these three forces is highly charged in any culture, at any time in history, but especially so among cultures in which rapid, even cataclysmic, changes in material realities and national self-conceptions are eroding or overwhelming previously secure boundaries. The postcommunist moment in the so-called Second World--Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union--has dramatically exposed the opportunities and dangers that arise when the political, cultural, and economic foundations of a society are de- and then re-structured. Gender roles and relations, expressions of sexuality or attempts to recontain them, representations of the body, especially the female body, and the larger, cultural meanings it assumes, are particularly marked sites to witness the performance of complex national dramas of crisis and change. This groundbreaking volume turns its attention to the Second World, specifically to such subjects as the birth of the sex media and porn industry in Russia; Russian women and alcoholism; cinema in post-communist Hungary; patriotism and gender in Poland; sexual dissidence in Eastern Europe; and women in the former Yugoslavia. [ go to the Genders website ]

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Literary Panorama, and National Register

A Review of Books, Register of Events, Magazine of Varieties: Comprising Interesting Intelligence from the Various Districts of the United Kingdom; the British Connexions in America, Africa, the East Indies, the West Indies, Western Asia &c. and from All Parts of the World ...

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Publisher: N.A

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Jewels

Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409092739

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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On the eve of Sarah Whitfield's 75th birthday, she stands at the window of her chateau in France, waiting for her family to join her. Her memories take her back to the 1930s in New York, to her early marriage and subsequent shameful divorce. She is persuaded by her parents to join them on a trip abroad in the growing turmoil of pre-war Europe. There she meets Wiliam, Duke of Whitfield. Older than Sarah, and fourteenth in line to the British throne, he sparks her intellectual curiosity and makes her laugh. They make their home in a beautiful crumbling French chateau until they are parted by the war. Afterwards they are able to return to the chateau and establish the jewel collection which leads to the House of Whitfield, jewellers to the crowned heads of all Europe. Together they produce a family of four, each of whom is drawn into the family business. JEWELS is the story of a great house of gems, a rare family, and an extraordinary marriage. Once again, Danielle Steel explores the lives of people facing challenges we recognise as our own, against the backdrop of war, passion and international intrigue.

The Cambridge Introduction to T. S. Eliot

Author: John Xiros Cooper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457903

Category: Literary Criticism

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T. S. Eliot is not only one of the most important poets of the twentieth century; as literary critic and commentator on culture and society, his writing continues to be profoundly influential. Every student of English must engage with his writing to understand the course of modern literature. This book provides the perfect introduction to key aspects of Eliot's life and work, as well as to the wider contexts of modernism in which he wrote. John Xiros Cooper explains how Eliot was influenced by the intellectual climate of both twentieth-century Britain and America, and how he became a key cultural figure on both sides of the Atlantic. The continuing controversies surrounding his writing and his thought are also addressed. With a useful guide to further reading, this is the most informative and accessible introduction to T. S. Eliot.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113678716X

Category: Reference

Page: 2000

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Lady Midnight

Die Dunklen Mächte 1

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641179084

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

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Niemals wird sie den Tag vergessen, an dem ihre Eltern starben. Die 17-jährige Emma Carstairs war noch ein Kind, als sie damals ermordet wurden, und es herrschte Krieg. Die Wesen der Unterwelt kämpften bis aufs Blut gegeneinander, und die Schattenjäger, die Erzfeinde der Dämonen, wurden fast völlig ausgelöscht. Aber Emma glaubt bis heute nicht, dass ihre Eltern Opfer dieses dunklen Krieges wurden, sondern dass sie aus einem anderen rätselhaften Grund sterben mussten. Inzwischen sind fünf Jahre vergangen, und Emma hat Zuflucht im Institut der Schattenjäger in Los Angeles gefunden. Eine mysteriöse Mordserie sorgt für große Unruhe in der Unterwelt. Immer wieder werden Leichen gefunden, übersät mit alten Schriftzeichen, ähnliche Zeichen wie sie auch auf den Körpern von Emmas Eltern entdeckt worden waren. Emma muss dieser Spur nachgehen, selbst wenn sie dafür ihren engsten Vertrauten und Seelenverwandten Julian Blackthorn in große Gefahr bringt ...