Jemima starts researching a ghost story involving a murder investigation. The victims: the 17th Viscount Lackland and his butler. The suspect is the ghost of the first Viscount Lackland. The next possible victim is the handsome 18th Viscount Lackland.
Jemima Shore investigates a murder involving a famous actress, Christabel Cartwright
Biography of Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector of England, by a leading British historian.
How Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the English Parliament in 1605, the famous Gunpowder Plot.
Short biographies of ancient and modern heroes and heroines, some mythological and some real.
Beginning with the reign of George I, this volume goes on to discuss the life and rule of Queen Victoria, whose seventy years on the throne saw the zenith of Britain's power abroad and a changing world at home.
Nine short stories, most of them featuring ace sleuth Jemima Shore.
Investigating Jemima Shore, biting the biter as it were, is not exactly an easy task since there is little co-operation to be expected from the person concerned: like most professional interviewers, Jemima hates being interviewed. Under the circumstances, we may as well start with her entry in Who's Who.
In "Death of An Old Dog," Gavin's decision to have her new husband's aged spaniel put down leads to a strange deal and a tragic end. "Doctor Zeit" deals disturbingly with death and intuition. In "Boots," Emily finds a way of dealing with her mother's suitor.
A comprehensive biography. Antonia Fraser tells about the life of King Charles II step-by-step, guides the reader through the ups and downs, the horrible tales of the civil war, the lonely days of a king-in-exile, the restoration and his actual reign.
Updated with a new chapter on the Windsors, including the death of Diana, this reference offers a concise guide to the great dynasties of English royalty.
Louis XIV, the highly-feted "Sun King", was renowned for his political and cultural influence and for raising France to a new level of prominence in seventeenth-century Europe. And yet, as Antonia Fraser keenly describes, he was equally legendary in the domestic sphere. Indeed, a panoply of women -- his wife Anne; mistresses such as Louise de la Vallière, Athénaïs de Montespan, and the puritanical Madame de Maintenon; and an array of courtesans -- moved in and out of the court. The highly visible presence of these women raises many questions about their position in both Louis XIV's life and in France at large. With careful research and vivid, engaging prose, Fraser makes the multifaceted life of one of the most famous European monarchs accessible and vibrantly current.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The letters are organized into the following headings: Declarations, Pleas, Rejections, Nature of Love, Total Love, About Letters, Beginnings, Endings, In Brief.
An utterly riveting and intensely moving book by one of the world's finest biographers. Never before has the life of Marie Antoinette been told so intimately and with such authority. The eighteenth-century French queen whose excesses became legend, Marie Antoinette was blamed for instigating the French Revolution. In this lavishly illustrated biography, best-selling author Antonia Fraser portrays a woman whose journey from palace to guillotine was doomed by her innocence and the manipulations of theancien régime. Antonia Fraser takes us behind the scenes to tell the story of the fourteen-year-old Archduchess of Austria's arrival at the French court of Versailles, betrothed to the future King Louis XVI. Hostage to her mother Empress Maria Theresa's foreign policy, Marie Antoinette was immediately accused of political interference by the French, yet she was not interested in state affairs, preferring to play a gracious, philanthropic role, patronizing the arts, especially music. Fraser weaves a richly detailed account of Marie Antoinette's journey from an innocent, unsophisticated young girl into a magnificently courageous woman who, in the last days of theancien régime, defied her enemies at her trial with consummate intelligence, arousing the admiration of even the most hostile revolutionaries. Brilliantly written,Marie Antoinetteis a work of impeccable scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of letters and other archival materials, Antonia Fraser successfully avoids the hagiography of some of the French queen's admirers and the misogyny of many of her critics.
Fraser's redoubtable biography of the tragic, doomed queen of Scotland scarcely needs a recommendation. She has confessed to having identified herself with her royal heroine.
A brief and manageable portion of the Fraser-edited and much-touted Lives of the Kings and Queens of England.
A moving testament to modern literature's most celebrated marriage: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful and famous prize-winning biographer, Antonia Fraser.In this exquisite memoir, Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist. In essence, it is a love story and a marvelously insightful account of their years together. Must You Go? is based on Fraser's recollections and on the diaries she has kept since October 1968. She shares Pinter's own revelations about his past, as well as observations by his friends.From the Hardcover edition.
A moving testament to modern literature's most celebrated marriage: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful and famous prize-winning biographer, Antonia Fraser. In this exquisite memoir, Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist. In essence, it is a love story and a marvelously insightful account of their years together. Must You Go?is based on Fraser's recollections and on the diaries she has kept since October 1968. She shares Pinter's own revelations about his past, as well as observations by his friends.
After a confession by a dying midwife throws Saffron's birth and bloodline into doubt, Jemima's interest in a documentary about over-privileged undergraduates perks up considerably. Then a student is murdered, drawing Jemima into a case that will demand the utmost of her skills of detection.
Determined to Tell all on the telly about her illicit romance thirty years ago with today's distinguished Foreign Secretary Burgo Smyth, the erstwhile society beauty comes armed with diaries and love letters. A Jemima Shore mystery.
A nun is found dead at a ruined tower at Blessed Eleanor's Convent. Jemima Shore is called in by Reverend Mother Ancilla to investigate. Blessed Eleanor was Jemima's own convent school, and the dead nun was going to inherit a fortune...
Here is Charles II himself, witty and lovable, courageous and resilient, who surrounded himself with a "merry gang," irreverent young wits who loved a high-spirited frolic and otherwise diverted themselves with poetry and plays and literature.
Lady Fraser collects the loves and passions of her fellow Scots, from Burns to Aileen Campbell Nye, into a book that will find a way to touch everyone's heart.
Everyone loved Chloe Fontaine. When Chloe peculiarly and unexpectedly disappears one summer day, Jemima Shore, left in charge of her flat, must find out why before it's too late.
A book that examines the paradox and politics, the mythic and real lives of the sovereign women who have led their nations in war.
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