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Birch and Asa Tucker owned a fine string of Morgan horses, one of which was Birch's particular favourite. Then the horse turned up in Battleboro without its owner. Birch had been shot and left for dead, and so, with murder in his heart, Asa set out after the bushwhackers. However, he landed up in jail in Barnum, where a lynch mob stood waiting. The scene was set for a bloody war between townsmen and ranchers, and soon lead began to fly ...
This is the 18th episode in the popular Cambridge series of medieval mysteries, featuring the physician-cum-sleuth, Matthew Bartholomew. It is drawing near to the end of term, and the University at Cambridge is in turmoil over the opening of a new Common Library. There is an attack on one of the masters at a meeting to discuss the matter, and a body is found floating in the pond in the library's garden on the eve of its opening. Meanwhile, there are rumors of a large force of dangerous smugglers lurking in the Fens. Aided by their friend Sheriff Tulyet, Bartholomew and Michael must thwart the invaders before the Feast of Corpus Christi the following week--to fail might mean the destruction of the town.
It is the early summer of 1379 and Sir John Cranston--Coroner of the city of London--has trapped himself in a wager with Signior Gian Galeazzo, Lord of Cremona, who has challenged him to resolve a certain murder mystery within two weeks. Men have been repeatedly found dead in the scarlet chamber of one of Cremona's manors. They have no marks upon them, they have neither drunk nor eaten poison, and there are no secret passageways or entrances to the room. They are united only by the awful expressions of terror upon their faces. Realizing that his reputation and future wealth now rest upon the solving of this mystery, Cranston seeks the help of his faithful secretarius Brother Athelstan in untangling the perplexing case.
The murder of a man in broad daylight on London Bridge is the first indication that the Earl of Clarendon's fears of a rebellion against the newly restored monarchy may be well-founded. His spy, Thomas Chaloner, suspects the assassin may be a member of a group dedicated to seeing the return of Puritanism, and at the same time he learns of a faction close to the King determined to bring back the old ways of the Roman Catholic Church. He discovers, too, that the killing on the Bridge is not the only assault committed there recently, and begins to decipher a link between the violence and the people who manage the Bridge and its tottering, ramshackle buildings. As he moves unobtrusively between White Hall, the elegant mansions along the Strand, and the heaving congestion on the only river crossing he becomes aware of an undercurrent of restlessness in the capital. And it soon becomes clear that the groups he is investigating are planning some extraordinary climax to achieve their separate aims on Shrove Tuesday, which gives him very little time to identify the ring-leaders and thwart their intentions.
In early 1302 a violent serial killer lurks in the city of London, slitting the throats of prostitutes. And when Lady Somerville, one of the Sisters of St Martha, is murdered in the same barbaric fashion, her death is closely followed by that of Father Benedict in suspicious circumstances. Edward of England turns to his trusted master clerk, Hugh Corbett, to reveal the identity of the bloodthirsty assassin. Joining Corbett on his mission are his devious manservant Ranulf and his faithful horseman Maltote. In the dark, fetid streets of the city and in the desolate abbey grounds, they encounter danger and deceit at every turn. Only Ragwort, the mad beggar, has seen the killer strike, and the one clue that Corbett has to help him is Lady Somerville's cryptic message: 'Cacullus non facit monachum ' - the cowl does not make the monk.
Perhaps it's the patch on her eye. Or maybe it's the donkey she rides. It might even be the ancient caravan she lives in, surrounded by six dogs, six cats, several goats, and a lot of chickens. Whatever the reason, the village children think Miss Slade is a witch. To Jim and Patsy Reader, Miss Slade is the eccentric neighbor who lets them play with her animals, shares her lunch of chips and cookies, and makes them laugh out loud. Soon the whole family is attached to her. But Miss Slade is a mystery, even to the Readers: Why does she speak like an aristocrat? And where did she get that gold sovereign? It turns out Miss Slade does have a secret after all--one that brings trouble when discovered. Luckily, she has some friends--human and canine--who can help. With humor, compassion, and a yard full of animals, Dick King-Smith, beloved author of Babe: The Gallant Pig, tells a warm story of friendship and kindness.
Industrialism has alienated us from nature, disconnected us from our own embodiment, and blinded us to the character of the technological society we have ourselves have produced. This book brings together ideas and research from both social and natural sciences to throw light on the hidden dimensions of industrial life, showing how the emerging global economic system has dissolved our embodied subjectivity into industrial processes. The symbolic abilities that have allowed us to dominate all other creatures have now entrapped us within systems that we do not understand and have little control over, making us as vulnerable to the extension of economic and technological ideologies as our ancestors were to the natural threats that surrounded them. If we are to regain our humanity and integrity, the essential first step, outlined in this book, is to recognise and challenge the sources of our own powerlessness.
When Elizabeth Allen is chosen to be a school monitor, she's delighted. But she soon finds out just what a responsible job it is. The harder she tries, the worse she behaves! Will the naughtiest girl in the school EVER learn to be good?
Contents * Colin Kapp. The Subways Of Tazoo. 1964 * Frederik Pohl. The Fiend. 1964 * John Kingston. Manipulation. 1964 * James Inglis. Night Watch. 1964 * Keith Roberts. Boulter's Canaries. 1964 * Dan Morgan. Emreth. 1964 * James H. Schmitz. Spacemaster. 1965 Haddan and friends tried to escape their orbital city, ruled by the genocidal Spacemasters, and find a planet where they can live free. But they are caught, and Haddan discovers the real reason behind the Spacemasters' behaviour.
Vic Wilcox, a self-made man and managing director of an engineering firm, has little regard for academics, and even less for feminists. So when Robyn Penrose, a trendy leftist teacher, is assigned to "shadow" Vic under a government program created to foster mutual understanding between town and gown, the hilarious collusion of lifestyles and ideologies that ensues seems unlikely to foster anything besides mutual antipathy. But in the course of a bumpy year, both parties make some surprising discoveries about each other's worlds--and about themselves.
Eight year old Michael is part of a family of two, but with his beloved father given only months to live and his mother having died when he was a toddler, he could soon become an orphan. Will Cathy's own young family be able to handle a child in mourning? To Cathy's surprise, her children insist that this boy deserves to be as happy as they are, prompting Cathy to welcome Michael into her home. A cheerful and carefree new member of the family, Michael devotedly prays every night, believing that when the time is right, angels will come and take his Daddy to be with his Mummy in heaven. However, incredibly, in the weeks that pass, the bond between Cathy's family, Michael and his kind and loving father Patrick grows. Even more promising, Patrick is looking healthier than he's done in weeks. But just as they are settling into a routine of blissful normality, an unexpected and disastrous event shatters the happy group, shaking Cathy to the core. Cathy can only hope that her family and Michael's admirable faith will keep him strong enough to rebuild his life.
It is 1376, and the famed Black Prince has died of a terrible rotting sickness, closely followed by his father, King Edward III. The crown of England is now left in the hands of a mere boy--the future Richard II--and the great nobles have gathered like hungry wolves around the empty throne. A terrible power struggle threatens the country, and one of London's powerful merchant princes is foully murdered within a few days of Edward's death. Coroner Sir John Cranston and Dominican monk Brother Athelstan are ordered to investigate, and the body count begins to rise, Cranston and Athelstan are drawn ever deeper into a dark web of intrigue.
This is the twelfth in the highly acclaimed Roger the Chapman series. In the bitter winter of 1478, Roger the Chapman takes to the roads once again to sell his wares. His long-suffering wife Adela is happy to let him go, on condition that he promises to return by the feast of St Patrick in March. Having sold most of his goods, Roger starts on the long road home, keen to surprise Adela by arriving home early for once. However, on the way, he stumbles upon the tiny village of Lower Brockhurst where he is immediately made welcome at the village alehouse. Overhearing conversations regarding the recent disappearance of a local girl, Roger's investigative instincts are instantly aroused, and he determines to stay awhile in order to try and solve the mystery. Had she really just vanished? Or had something much more sinister taken place? But Roger soon realises that there is more to the girl's story than meets the eye, and that the village harbours dark secrets that some people would do anything to prevent being discovered.
Third in a series of unique but connected thrillers set against an evolving backdrop of immense social change. The noir nightmare continues during the harsh winter of 1980. The Ripper murders his thirteenth victim and the whole of Yorkshire is terrorised. Assistant Chief Constable Hunter struggles to solve the hellish crimes and bring an end to the horror, but is drawn ever deeper into a world of corruption and sleaze. After his house is burned down, his wife's life is threatened and his colleagues turn against him, Hunter's quest becomes personal as he is left with nothing more to lose. Nineteen Eighty is a compelling battle between two desperate men, each determined to destroy the other. The latest dark Yorkshire journey confirms Peace's reputation as one of the most talented contemporary crime writers.
David Peace concludes his Red Riding Quartet and once again the Ripper is the backdrop for a roller-coaster of fear and corruption. Nineteen Eighty Three's three intertwining storylines see the Quartet's central themes of corruption and the perversion of justice come to a head as BJ, the rent boy from Nineteen Seventy Four, the lawyer Big John Piggott - who's as near as you get to a hero in Peace's world - and Maurice Jobson, the senior cop whose career of corruption and brutality has set all this in motion, find themselves on a collision course that can only end in a terrible vengeance. Nineteen Eighty Three is an epic tale which concludes an extraordinary body of work confirming Peace as the most innovative and remarkable new British crime writer to have emerged for years.
Jeanette Garland, missing Castleford, July 1969. Susan Ridyard, missing Rochdale, March 1972. Claire Kemplay, missing Morley, since yesterday. Christmas bombs and Lucky on the run, Leeds United and the Bay City Rollers, The Exorcist and It Ain't Half Hot Mum. It's winter, 1974, Yorkshire, and Ed Dunford's got the job he wanted. Crime correspondent for the Evening Post. He didn't know it was going to be a season in hell. A dead little girl with a swan's wings stitched into her back. In Nineteen Seventy Four, David Peace brings the passion and stylistic bravado of an Ellroy novel to this terrifyingly intense journey into a secret history of sexual obsession and greed.
Leeds. Sunday 29 May 1977. It's happening again . . . Three years after the Strafford Shootings and little has changed in the dark world of west Yorkshire. Prostitutes are being murdered with grim regularity. Bob Fraser is a half-way decent copper in a police force as corrupt as it is brutal. Jack Whitehead is a burned out hack in perpetual self-torment after the Exorcist killings. Both men are struggling to control their desperate infatuations with Chapeltown whores. When the two sevens clash . . . As the burning summer gives way to the bonfires of Jubilee Night, Fraser begins to suspect that the Yorkshire Ripper isn't the only killer in town. Whitehead is the only other man who even cares.
A collection of essays and articles about "romantic friendships" between famous women of the past.
IT IS THE FUTURE. The year is 2173. Populations on every continent are expanding at alarming rates. Childbirth is thought of as an epidemic or plague. Society appears to be in the early hours of doomsday. Crushed like sardines into towering communal apartments, people are controlled by the Thought Police, whose main weapons are the Mediums, telepathic individuals who can recognize and pinpoint any rebellious thought which might tend to diminish the power of the State. But Roger Barclay has no thought of rebellion. He is simply one unremarkable mortal among millions of others, all of whom are living a life of unspeakable, shrinking containment. So why do his wife and new-born daughter disappear from the maternity hospital? And why do his desperate inquiries meet with a series of lies? It is this which drives him towards the followers of one Cornelius Gunn, the mysterious leader of a group of dissidents.... and a soul-shattering confrontation with the future.
The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal--a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.
"Animals don't write poetry," advises Fangio the hedgehog. But Olga, that lovable teller of tall--and sometimes true--tales, figures poetry is just up her alley. "You don't know what you can do until you try," she replies grandly, and with that the contest is on! Poetry is just one of the surprises in these new episodes from the life of a busy guinea pig. As funny and feisty as ever, Olga spins ingenious yarns, dreams up a special trap for an intruder, fights a fire, and faces competition from mysterious new arrivals. They reside in her owner's bedroom, where even Olga has "never, ever been invited to live." And Noel the cat confides that they have "whiskers as thick as the bars of their cage, teeth like celery sticks and a passion for sunflower seeds." But Olga's not too worried. One thing she's always been sure of is that "if she waited long enough all that mattered in the world would sooner or later come to her." And it does, whether it arrives embellished in her imagination, or in the endless escapades of her friends. Olga da Polga does it again (with the help of Michael Bond) . This sequel to OLGA MEETS HER MATCH is another delectably funny treat for anybody who'd like to meet a highly original guinea pig.
Olga da Polga, lovable guinea pig and raconteuse of renown, is back with a fresh store of taller-than-ever tales. On holiday with the Sawdust family, Olga meets Boris, a princely guinea pig who dazzles her with tales of czarist Russia. Although loathe to admit it Olga is impressed, but when she returns home she almost forgets her lordly friend. She settles back into her old, comfortable routine--snoozing, eating and doing what she does best--spinning stories. Sometimes her tales land her in hot water--or, more precisely, cold water. But even an accidental dip in the garden pool doesn't put the damper on Olga's imagination. Life is busy and full of unexpected happenings for Olga and her gang--Fangio the hedgehog, Graham the tortoise and Noel the cat--but there's a surprise that no one--not even Olga--has bargained for. Feisty and funny, Bond's irrepressible heroine will charm the same wide audience who reveled in the first adventures of Olga da Polga.
It's Olga da Polga to the rescue! When a water shortage makes life difficult for the Sawdust family, it's up to Olga to find a way to make it rain. And when a visiting bird makes all the animals jealous, Olga is the only one to help it feel welcome. Life with the Sawdust family isn't always easy, but when Olga takes charge, nothing gets in her way!
Believers in the theory of nominalism have set some Cambridge colleges at the throats of those who believe them to be heretics, and Brother Michael, the Senior Proctor, is struggling to keep the peace. When a nominalist is murdered during a riot, Michael is certain he will find the killer among the Dominicans-but before he can act, his junior proctor, Walcote, is found hanged. Meanwhile, Matthew Bartholomew discovers evidence that leads to Michael himself. Unable to believe his lifelong friend could be capable of such acts, Bartholomew knows that the only way he can quiet his own conscience is to solve the murders himself, and the cause of murder is once more on the mind of Matthew Bartholomew . . . It is a time of division and denomination at the great university. The Carmelites and Dominicans are at theological loggerheads, so much so that the more fanatical are willing to swap rational argument for a far deadlier form of debate. And no sooner is Carmelite friar Faricius found stabbed than a junior proctor is found hanging from the walls of the Dominican friary. Why was Faricius found outside his friary, when he was not permitted to leave? How are the nuns at St Radegund's involved? And who is negotiating between Cambridge and their great enemy, Oxford? The longer his inquiries go on, the more Matthew Bartholomew realises that the murders are less to do with high-minded principles, and more to do with far baser instincts.
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