1066 The Conquest

By Peter Fieldman

ENGLAND'S DEFINING second IN heritage 1000 YEARS in the past ON the most very important DATES IN ENGLISH HISTORY.

A NORMAN DUKE LED THE final INVASION of britain TO develop into KING of britain. APPOINTED DUKE OF NORMANDYAT THE AGE OF 8 at the loss of life OF HIS FATHER, HE SURVIVED makes an attempt ON HIS lifestyles AND GREW UP IN A MEDIEVAL global packed with INTRIGUE, TREACHERY AND VENGEANCE . AFTER YEARS OF clash HE turned the main strong FEUDAL WARLORD IN NORMANDY AND won THE FRIENDSHIP OF HIS maximum RIVAL, HAROLD, THE SAXON EARL, until eventually the ultimate war of words at the box close to HASTINGS GAVE HIM THE CROWN . this is often 1066, THE LEGEND OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR.

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Walking the South Coast of England

Each year, humans flock to England’s south coast to go to background websites or just to chill at the seashore. yet to determine the genuine attractiveness that those excellent counties need to supply, choose up this distinctive advisor to a few of the easiest jogging in Britain.

David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking normal landscapes and important landmarks at the means. With rugged cliffs and historical cathedral towns, old ports and beautiful flora and fauna, there’s whatever for everybody; no matter if you’re a pro hiker able to tackle the complete stroll, or a summertime stroller who desires to adventure this worthwhile ramble in smaller doses.

With an in depth description of the entire direction, necessary information regarding the geography and heritage, and sensible recommendation concerning navigation and native facilities, this useful guidebook is a must have for an individual going strolling on England’s south coast.

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After Flodden

By Rosemary Goring

Patrick Paniter was once James IV's right-hand guy, a diplomatic genius who used to be answerable for the weapons on the disastrous conflict of Flodden in September 1513 during which the English annihilated the Scots. After the dying of his king he's stricken by guilt as he relives the occasions that resulted in warfare. whilst Louise Brenier, daughter of a rogue sea dealer, asks his assist in checking out if her brother Benoit used to be killed in motion, it's the least he can do to salve his judgment of right and wrong. no longer chuffed with the scoop he brings, Louise units off to determine the reality herself, and speedily falls foul of 1 of the lawless clans that rule the ungovernable borderlands. After Flodden is a singular in regards to the outcomes of the conflict of Flodden, as noticeable in the course of the eyes of a number of characters who both had a hand in bringing the rustic to battle, or have been profoundly laid low with the result. there were only a few novels approximately Flodden, regardless of its significance,and none from this angle. It's a racy experience, combining political intrigue and romance, and its readership may be somebody who loves historic fiction, or is drawn to the heritage of Scotland and the turbulent, ungovernable borderlands among Scotland and England.

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The Black Death: A Personal History

By John Hatcher

In this clean method of the heritage of the Black loss of life, John Hatcher, a world-renowned pupil of the center a long time, recreates way of life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village. through targeting the reviews of standard villagers as they lived—and died—during the Black demise (1345–50 AD), Hatcher vividly locations the reader at once into these tumultuous years and describes in interesting element the day by day life of individuals suffering from the tragic results of the plague. Dramatic scenes painting how contemporaries should have skilled and thought of the momentous events—and how they attempted to make feel of it all.

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Der Spion des Königs: Historischer Roman

By Simon Beaufort

Im Jahre 1101 kehrt Sir Geoffrey Mappestone aus Jerusalem nach England zurück. Doch auch hier kann er sich nicht von den Gräueln des Kreuzzuges erholen. Niemand hat mit seiner Rückkehr gerechnet, und so heißt guy ihn nicht eben herzlich willkommen. Zudem liegt sein Vater im Sterben. Er behauptet, von den eigenen Kindern vergiftet worden zu sein, used to be niemand glaubt, bis er eines Morgens tot aufgefunden wird: erstochen mit Geoffreys Messer.

Auch von außen droht Gefahr: Der Earl of Shrewsbury und der Waliser Rhodri of Llan Martin strecken ihre gierigen Hände nach dem Besitz der Mappestones aus. Wieder einmal muss Geoffrey sich als Detektiv betätigen - und stößt bald auf eine Intrige, die bis zum Königshof reicht ...

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Mrs. Engels: A Novel

By Gavin McCrea

"The illiterate lover and eventual spouse of a coauthor of The Communist Manifesto is the famous person of this enchanting paintings of historic fiction."O: The Oprah Magazine

"Lizzie has been dropped at existence with exuberant force."The long island Times

"Impressive. . . . A memorable portrait of a girl searching for a reason for her personal, specific from the single made recognized via her husband."The Wall highway Journal

"Lizzie is as lively a narrator as a reader might desire to encounter."The Minneapolis megastar Tribune

Very little is understood approximately Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman and longtime lover of Frederick Engels, coauthor of The Communist Manifesto. In Gavin McCrea’s debut novel, Lizzie is eventually given a voice that won’t be forgotten.

Lizzie is a bad employee within the Manchester, England, mill that Frederick owns. once they stream to London to be in the direction of Karl Marx and relations, she needs to discover ways to navigate the complicated landscapes of Victorian society. we're aware of Lizzie’s intimate, wry perspectives on Marx and Engels’s undertaking to spur revolution one of the operating periods, and to her ambivalence towards her newly circumstances.

Yet regardless of their profound modifications, Lizzie and Frederick are drawn jointly during this high-spirited love story.

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Tales from the Mall

By Ewan Morrison

Fashion, foodstuff courts, underwear, hearth bombing, suicide, unfastened parking—welcome to the mall.  Winner of the Guardian's now not the Booker Prize and Glenfiddich author of the Year.

Why could one girl threaten to kill one other for a couple of discounted sneakers? Why are cross-dressers interested in mall vehicle parks? What do impulse buys need to do with rioting? How are a few shops "vampiric" while others are "pregnant?" And why are marketplace examine businesses hiding the reality from us?  A mash-up of fiction, essays and real stories, this collection tells of the upward push of the main iconic image of our sleek age: the shopping center. From more than 100 interviews and confessions, Ewan Morrison re-tells the true-life stories of these who paintings, store, or even locate love inside of their walls. With wry wit, perception, and compassion, he unearths how department shops control our feelings, how they're an incredible house to fulfill a brand new lover or to kill your self, and the way they're taking on the world. As buying department stores unfold around the globe on the extraordinary velocity of 1 new mall each seventy two hours, and everybody, in each nation finally ends up donning an identical models, Tales from the Mall offers us a page-turning travel of the historical past of the mall and a imaginative and prescient of our coming destiny. Packed packed with extraordinarily tweetable proof and intestine wrenching, occasionally hilarious tales; this ebook will swap how you take into consideration your hair colour, your loyalty playing cards, the worldwide economic climate, and your boyfriend or girlfriend—forever.

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Perfect: A Novel

By Rachel Joyce

Byron Hemmings wakes to a morning that appears like several different: his college uniform draped over his wood table chair, his sister arguing over the breakfast cereal, the clicking of his mother’s heels as she crosses the kitchen. but if the 3 of them go away domestic, riding right into a dense summer time fog, the morning takes an unmistakable flip. in a single bad second, anything occurs, whatever thoroughly unforeseen and at odds with existence as Byron knows it. whereas his mom turns out to not have spotted, for eleven-year-old Byron not anything can ever be the same. 
 
What occurred and who's responsible? Over the times and weeks that persist with, Byron’s ideal international is shattered. not able to belief his mom and dad, he confides in his ally, James, and jointly they concoct a plan. . . .
 
As she did in her debut, The not likely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce has imagined bewitching characters who locate their usual lives unexpectedly thrown into chaos, who examine that there are occasions while young children needs to develop into mom and dad to their mom and dad, and who notice that during confronting the demanding truths approximately their pasts, they'll forge unforeseen relationships that experience profound and striking affects. Brimming with love, forgiveness, and redemption, Perfect will cement Rachel Joyce’s acceptance as considered one of fiction’s brightest talents.

Advance compliment for Perfect
 
“Out of the smallest, such a lot soft construction blocks, Rachel Joyce steadily builds a towering experience of risk. She is familiar with humans, in all their intricacy and vulnerability, in a manner few writers do. Perfect is a poignant and strong publication, wealthy with empathy and charged with attractive, atmospheric writing.”—Tana French, bestselling writer of In the Woods and Broken Harbor
 
Praise from the U.K.
 
“Readers who enjoyed The not likely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry will no longer be disappointed.”The Sunday Times
 
“Joyce is not any novice—she has performed whatever extra formidable, darker and extra sincere [than The not likely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry].”The Guardian
 
“A compelling novel concerning the crushing regulations that category and gender can impose, the load of parental expectation, and the stigma connected to psychological disease . . . an affecting tale.”The Independent
 
“If in simple terms there have been extra novelists like Rachel Joyce. . . . Diana herself is ideal. She is to Perfect what Harold Fry was once to Unlikely: an absolutely rounded hero, anyone to fall in love with.”The Telegraph
 
“You will turn out grinning dippily and recommending this wild, looking out booklet to everybody you know.”The instances (London)
 
“[Perfect’s] unputdownable issue . . . lies in its exploration of such a lot of multilayered feelings. there's the unbreakable bond among mom and son, the phobia of now not belonging, loneliness, grief, guilt, melancholy, loss, the harmful nature of psychological sickness and the way love can supply redemption. even if Joyce made her identify as a playwright and provides nice discussion, it's her descriptive powers that make the unconventional so vivid.”London night Standard

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The Forbidden Queen

By Anne O'Brien

An blameless pawn 

A state with out a king 

A new dynasty will reign… 

1415. The jewel within the French crown, Katherine de Valois, is ready lower than lock and key for King Henry V. whereas he is been slaughtering her kinsmen in Agincourt, Katherine has been praying for marriage to save lots of her from her distress. however the brutal king desires her crown, now not her blameless love. 

For Katherine, England is a lion's den of greed, avarice and distrust. And whilst she is widowed at twenty-one, she turns into a prize ripe for the taking—her younger son the long run monarch, her hand in marriage worthy a kingdom. 

it is a lethal political video game, one the dowager queen needs to study speedy. The players—the Duke of Gloucester, Edmund Beaufort and Owen Tudor—are circling. Who can have her? Who will destroy her? this is often the tale of Katherine de Valois. 

 

"Anne O'Brien has joined the particular membership of good old novelists."  —Sunday Express 

"An completely gripping story that's either fantastically written and  meticulously researched."  —The sunlight

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Remarkable Creatures: A Novel

By Tracy Chevalier

A voyage of discovery, striking ladies, and a rare time and position improve this New York Times bestselling novel through Tracy Chevalier, writer of At the sting of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring.

at the windswept, fossil-strewn shorelines of the English coast, negative and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a special reward: "the eye" to identify fossils nobody else can see. while she uncovers an strange fossilized skeleton within the cliffs close to her domestic, she units the non secular neighborhood on facet, the townspeople to gossip, and the medical global alight. After enduring sour chilly, thunderstorms, and landslips, her demanding situations in simple terms develop whilst she falls in love with an very unlikely man.

Mary quickly reveals an not going champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who stocks her ardour for scouring the shorelines. Their courting moves a fragile stability among fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and infrequently suppressed envy, yet eventually seems to be their maximum asset.

Remarkable Creatures is a beautiful old novel that follows the tale of 2 remarkable nineteenth century fossil hunters who replaced the medical global without end.

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