Hamnet

HamnetDrawing on Maggie O Farrell s long term fascination with the little known story behind Shakespeare s most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child n nWarwickshire in the 1580s Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unus

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A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge, #3)

A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge, #3)In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love nNed Willard wants nothing than to marry Marge

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Sin Eater

Sin EaterFor the crime of stealing bread, fourteen year old May receives a life sentence she must become a Sin Eater a shunned woman, brutally marked, whose fate is to hear the final confessions of the dying, eat ritual foods symbolizing their sins as a funeral rite, and thereby shoulder their transgression

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The Angel's Mark (Nicholas Shelby, #1)

The Angel's Mark (Nicholas Shelby, #1)n n Longlisted for the Crime Writers Association Historical Fiction n Dagger, n 2019 n n n n n A Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended Read 2019 n n LONDON, 1590 nAmidst a tumultuous backdrop of Spanish plotters, Catholic heretics and foreign wars, Queen Elizabeth I s control over he

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The Burning Chambers

The Burning ChambersCarcassonne 1562 Nineteen year old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father s bookshop Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot conver

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Tombland (Matthew Shardlake, #7)

Tombland (Matthew Shardlake, #7)n Spring, 1549 Two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos nThe king, Edward VI, is eleven years old His uncle Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, rules as Protector Radical Protestants are conducting all out war on the old religion, stirring discontent among the people.

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Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo

Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and MichelangeloFrom 1501 1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year old at the peak of his career Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid twenties, desperate to make a name for himself.Michelangelo is a virtual u

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Fatal Throne

Fatal ThroneFatal Throne, a book about Henry VIII and his six wives, coordinated by Candace Fleming Fleming and six other authors will each contribute a story from different points of view M.T Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, and Lisa Ann Sandell.

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Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen (Six Tudor Queens, #3)

Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen (Six Tudor Queens, #3)A novel of the devout young woman who became the unwilling object of King Henry VIII s ardor and the mother of his only son n nIn this third book in the epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed historian and best selling author brings new insight to this dramatic story, showing how pure fear fo

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and JulietIn Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare creates a violent world, in which two young people fall in love It is not simply that their families disapprove the Montagues and the Capulets are engaged in a blood feud n nIn this death filled setting, the movement from love at first sight to the lovers final uni

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's DreamShakespeare s intertwined love polygons begin to get complicated from the start Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander Bad news is, Hermia s father wants Demetrius for a son in law On the outside is Helena, whose unreturned love burns hot for Demetrius Hermia

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The Prince

The PrinceMachiavelli needs to be looked at as he really was Hence Can Machiavelli, who makes the following observations, be Machiavellian as we understand the disparaging term 1 So it is that to know the nature of a people, one need be a Prince to know the nature of a Prince, one need to be of the peopl

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Wolf Hall

Wolf HallEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn The pope and most of Europe opposes him Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell a whol

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