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A perfect, feel-good summer read about love, life and family. One long hot summer. Secrets never stay buried for long… Portia is determined to restore Buttersley Manor, her family’s crumbling ancestral home, to its former glory. Yet she has a feeling that there are a few forgotten skeletons in the dust-covered cupboards. Jenny has put her life on hold for far too long. It’s time to finally start living and to dig up those hopes and dreams she’s kept hidden all these years – but is she brave enough? Rich is happily married with a beautiful wife and lovely daughter. In fact, his world is perfect until a very unexpected consequence of his past walks through the door… Joe would like nothing more than to travel back in time to when he and Gina were happy.
But is it too late to rescue what they once had? One thing’s for sure, nothing’s ever quite what it seems when it comes to life in the country!
With incomparable brilliance, Anthony Trollope witnessed and recorded life during the later decades of Queen Victoria's reign. Now Trollope's own life comes under equally lively scrutiny, thanks to the acclaimed author of Queen Mary and Sins of the Fathers. By relating the plots and characters in Trollope's novels to real experiences, James Pope-Hennessey has produced one of the fullest and most absorbing biographies around.
In 1864, the British writer James Redding Ware (1832–c.1909), under the pseudonym Andrew Forrester, published The Female Detective, introducing readers to the first professional female detective character, G., and paving the way for the more famous female detectives of the early twentieth century, namely Miss Marple and Nancy Drew. This edition from the British Library makes The Female Detective available for the first time as a trade paperback for the general public. Characteristic of the casebooks of the time, The Female Detective features a number of different cases, each of which is narrated by G. She uses methods similar to those of her male counterparts, examining the scene of the crime, looking for clues, and employing skill and subterfuge to achieve her ends, all the while trying to conceal her own tracks and her identity from others.
Her deductive methods anticipate those of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, who would not appear for another twenty years, and like Holmes, she regards the regular constabulary with disdain. For all the intrigue and interest of the stories, little is ever revealed about G. herself, and her personal circumstances remain a mystery throughout. But it is her energetic and savvy approach to solving crimes that is her greatest appeal, and the reappearance of the original lady detective will captivate a new generation of crime fiction fans.
yüzyılın iki büyük kumandanı Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa ve Andrea Doria’nın uzun saçlı kömür gözlü bir kadının aşkı uğruna birbirlerine karşı verdikleri mücadelenin nefes kesen hikâyesi... “Cehennem gibi olmalı aşk… Cehennemi bile yakıp yandıracak bir gönül istemeli… ki o gönlün önüne iki yüz deniz çıksa, hepsini de yaksın, yandırsın…” -Şems-i Tebrizi- “Acaba sadece aşk uğruna mıydı hepsi?” diye düşündü William. Aşk... Bu kadar kudretli olabilir miydi? Aynı denizlerin çocukları bir kadının özgür ruhuna bu kadar tutsak kalabilir miydi? Cervantes’in yıllar önce kendisine anlattığı, Hızır ve Andrea’nın hikâyesi aklından çıkmıyordu. Cesaretle delilik arasındaki arafta sıkışıp kalmış yüzyılın en büyük iki komutanı; uzun saçlı, kömür gözlü bir aşk uğruna Akdeniz’i ateşe vermişlerdi. Bu kadar kudretli olmalı mıydı aşk? Gülümsedi William... Ölmek üzereydi... “Aşk ancak uğruna ömrünü sunduğunda aşk…” diye geçirdi içinden... Arafın ta kendisiydi aşk… “ve aşk… iyi ki vardı.” “Ya tanrılarımız aynıysa?” diye düşündü Cervantes... Nasıl vereceklerdi bütün bunların hesabını? Hristiyanlık uğruna, Kutsal İsa uğruna doğru olduğuna inandığı şeyi yapmıştı. Ta ki kalan tek şövalyenin kendisi olduğunu fark edene kadar... Ta ki tüm bu yaşananların, aslında güç ve varlık için oynanan oyunun birer sahnesi olduğunu anlayana kadar... Tarihin en kanlı deniz savaşlarına katılmış, sol elini kaybetmiş, göğsünden yaralanmıştı.
Türk korsanların elinde, esarette geçirmişti ömrünün beş yılını...
Savaşın çığlıklarında boğulmuş, kendi sesini duyamaz olmuştu... Oysa şimdi... Etraf ne kadar da sessizdi... Ölmek üzereydi... “Tanrı hepimizi affetsin” diye geçirdi içinden...
Do you think you know everything about the United States? Think again! Did you know that tomatoes were once put on trial in New Jersey? Or that it's illegal to whistle underwater in West Virginia? With these 1,000 facts about the USA, you’re guaranteed to discover something you didn’t know. From USA history to silly facts about American presidents, from laws you can’t believe are laws to facts about U.S. inventions, this book is the perfect solution to any moment of boredom. It has facts about religion and sports, facts about U.S. geography and nature, facts about food and drinks, and facts about language, animals, and American education. There are facts about science, facts about the military, facts about modes of transportation, facts about business and money, and facts about how big the United States really is. According to one American, “This book of trivia is the greatest thing that’s been written since the Nevada state Constitution. Did you know that was the longest message ever sent via Morse code telegram?” With this book of 1,000 trivia facts, you’ll impress even the most knowledgeable friends you have. Use the interesting facts to start a great conversation. Pull out the random facts to make someone smile.
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Few books can boast of introducing an entirely new word to the English language, but with the title of the Tate's fourth Triennial exhibition, leading critical theorist and curator Nicolas Bourriaud does just that. Made in today's global context, "Altermodern" art is a reaction against cultural standardization and commercialization. Characterized by artists' cross-border, cross-cultural negotiations; a new real and virtual mobility; the surfing of different disciplines; the use of fiction as an expression of autonomy; concern with sustainable development; and the celebration of difference and singularity, Altermodern works are on the cutting edge of contemporary art and thought.
With essays and contributions from prominent writers, art historians, artists and philosophers, including Tom McCarthy, TJ Demos, Carsten Holler, and Okwui Enwezor, this captivating survey focuses on the four main facets of Altermodern art: the end of postmodernism; cultural hybridization; traveling as a new way to produce forms; and the expanding formats of art. As visually striking as it is intellectually challenging, "Altermodern" is the quintessential introduction to an exciting new direction in art.