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In the first of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, 007 declares war on Le Chiffre, French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH.<P> The battle begins in a fifty-million-franc game of baccarat, gains momentum during Bond's fiery love affair with a sensuous lady spy, and reaches a chilling climax with fiendish torture at the hands of a master sadist.
The unity of the Celts of antiquity was one of culture rather than of race. Those peoples whom the Greeks and Romans knew as Celts no doubt were sprung from various ethnic origins, but in the view of external observers they had sufficient shared features--in language and nomenclature, social and political institutions, and in general their way of life--to mark them off as a recognisably distinct nation.
"Harrison, like Peter Tremayne in his Sister Fidelma series, provides a superior brand of historical mystery" -Booklist. When clan leader Garrett MacNamara's dead body is found on the road after a herd of cows has escaped, what was initially assumed to be a tragic case of him being squashed to a pulp by livestock becomes more sinister when a local claims they saw a chain attached to the mutilated body--which has now disappeared. Mara and her scholars must now investigate: was Slaney, Garrett's wife, threatened by two new arrivals, or is she being blamed for his murder to clear the way for a new leader . . .
Libertus is in Londinium, at the invitation of the Roman Governor, when news arrives of the brutal murder of Caius Monnius, the city's chief corn-officer. Still reeling from the shock of catching sight of the wife he lost to slavery 20 years earlier, only to lose her again, the ever-inquisitive Libertus is, for once, uninterested in unmasking the murderer. But when the Roman Governor asks you to investigate, you can't say no. The dead man's mother is convinced that the truth behind the killing lies with Fortunatus, a celebrated charioteer with whom Monnius' wife was having an affair. But with the discovery of a second corpse, it soon becomes clear that this case is more complex--and more sinister--than anyone ever expected. Historical fiction set in 2nd century Roman Britain
Poet and diplomat Geoffrey Chaucer, newly returned from a delicate mission to Florence on behalf of Edward III, is despatched to sort out a home-grown problem in the Devon seaport of Dartmouth. Geoffrey must leave his family in London and travel west, expecting to solve the theft of the cargo of a Genoese ship with comparative ease. Chaucer and his companions are lodging with a wealthy doctor of physic in his fine house overlooking the water. But there is deep hostility in the port town between citizens and sailors -- accusations and daggers fly. There are tensions in the house as well, and murder occurs soon after their arrival when one of the occupants is done to death in the herb garden. Geoffrey investigates the death and its possible connection to the theft. Meanwhile, Philippa Chaucer, staying in the Palace of Savoy, is warned of a conspiracy against Katherine -- her sister and the mistress to John of Gaunt, now the most powerful man in England after the king. Philippa once saved Katherine's life during an outbreak of plague when they were children. Will she again be called on to protect her sister from her equally dangerous enemies at court?
The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of "The Reformation" returns with the definitive history of Christianity. Breathtaking in ambition, it ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers the world.
When Alan Morris disappears, his great-niece Charlotte regrets never having got to know her archaeologist great-uncle better. And, in an attempt to remedy that deficiency, she goes to visit the Roman site of Aurae Phiala, on the Welsh border, that he had spent so much time investigating. When she gets there, Charlotte finds more than just a few old stones ... First there is a charming young man, coincidentally staying in the same hotel, who is very insistent on being her guide. Then a troublesome schoolboy disappears and a corpse is found. And George Felse finds himself having to solve a mystery whose roots go back to ancient Roman times ... Once more, Ellis Peters brings to bear her passion for the complexities of history in a satisfyingly baffling whodunnit.
She'll be his wife by Christmas! When Gideon Webber first meets Molly Barton he wants her more than badly! But his hopes are dashed when he becomes convinced that she is another man's mistress.... Three years later, it's Christmastime and Molly and Gideon meet again. But this time Gideon's determined to take what he still desires.... With the tension between them simmering, Gideon's left with only one option: he'll claim Molly once and for all--as his
How many of us can honestly say we do not suffer from at least one of the following: Colds or viruses each year Allergies or hay fever Extra pounds that won't come off Restless nights Recurrent indigestion, constipation, or irritable bowel syndrome Itchy skin, acne, or any other troubling skin condition Depression, anxiety, or frequent fatigue If you were to seek medical advice for any of the above, you would likely be prescribed pills, topical lotions, injections, or even surgery. Such treatments are used to manage the symptoms and do not address the root of the problem. Too often, doctors treat these common ailments as inevitable costs of living a modern life. The result is a patchwork approach to health care that has become the norm. In Clean, a New York City cardiologist and a leader in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Alejandro Junger offers a major medical breakthrough. Dr. Junger argues that the majority of these common ailments are the direct result of toxic buildup in our systems accumulated through the course of our daily lives. As the toxicity of modern life increases and disrupts our systems on a daily basis, bombarding us through our standard American diet and chemical-filled environments, our ability to handle the load hasn't accelerated at the same rapid pace. The toxins are everywhere, but Clean offers a solution. Clean is an M.D.'s program that provides all the tools necessary to support and reactivate our detoxification system to its fullest capabilities, and can be easily incorporated into a busy schedule. The effect is transformative: nagging health problems will suddenly disappear, extra weight will drop away, and for the first time in our lives we will experience what it truly means to feel healthy. Every day spent on the Clean program is a major step in healing not just the symptom but the root of the problem, effectively and simply. Dr. Junger's life-changing program restores what rightfully belongs to you-your health, vitality, and peace of mind.
Alison is thirteen. Her mother has recently died; her Dad has just bought a house in the North 300 miles away from the world she knows. Brimming with resentment, she is determined to dislike the rambling old Coal House, home of the pit owner's family in Victorian times. But in the overgrown garden she meets a new friend, Tommy, cheerfully trespassing. With his help, she begins to gather some clues about the house's past owners and the tragedy in their lives. But who is the lonely figure that lurks in the shadows, looking longingly up at the house? Winner of the 1987 Whitbread Award
A Sir Geoffrey Mappestone mystery. Westminster, 1102: About to depart for the Holy Land, Sir Geoffrey is suddenly summoned back by the King. When he arrives at Court he finds two argumentative groups of Saxon moneyers, one accusing the other of devaluing the King's currency. But is there more to it than greed? Geoffrey has no choice but to accept the King's commission to investigate whether this is part of a treasonous plot.
This book was written shortly after the end of World War II. The author has experienced the horrors of London's bombing, the suffering of the wounded--mentally and physically. In all the pain she sees the Passion and the Resurrection. The book s a profound meditation on suffering and joy.
Is Candida Yeast Ruining Your Good Health?Have you been told your health problems are all in your head? Do you suffer from low energy, depression, digestive problems, and/or excessive skin irritation? If so, you may have an overgrowth of a common yeast, Candida albicans. Fueled by everything from diet to medication to environmental factors, this hidden epidemic affects as many as 90 percent of Americans and Canadians--men, women, and children alike.Now there are effective alternatives to your suffering. This eye-opening guide will help you conquer Candida and achieve optimal mental, physical, and emotional health. Inside, you will discover:·Holistic, natural, herbal, and vitamin supplements that combat Candida Yeast ·Innovative tips for improving your lifestyle and maintaining a healthy mind and body ·Wholesome diet and menu options that taste delicious ·New medical and nutritional guidelines for asthma, cancer, diabetes, and more"This comprehensive book will help the countless number of people who have searched in vain for answers." --William G. Crook, M.D., author, The Yeast Connection Handbook"Jeanne Marie Martin and Zoltan Rona, M.D., do a marvelous job of making a complex health concern understandable and preventable." --Ann Louise Gittleman, M.S., C.N.S., author, The Living Beauty Detox Program"The most comprehensive book on Candida ever written." --From the foreword by Carolyn DeMarco, M.D., author of Take Charge of Your BodyIncludes important help for overcoming: * Frequent headaches* Chronic fatigue* Digestive problems* Weight problems* Depression* Yeast Infections* PMS* Anxiety* Allergies
In 1986, Harrold accepted a job as the language adviser for English translations of speeches by Kim Il Sung, causing him to become the first Briton to live in North Korea. In this memoir of his seven-year sojourn, he describes his experiences meeting North Koreans from high state officials to farmers working in paddy fields. Even though he eventually got into trouble with state authorities, he still defended the country against the threat of US aggression. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Written by a team of leading political scientists, the Oxford Dictionary of Politics contains more than 1,700 entries, including new material on topics such as NGOs, butterfly ballots, decentralisation, ethnic cleansing, and direct action. Covering political thinkers, institutions, and concepts, the dictionary has an international perspective. Appendices list the political leaders of a range of countries and international institutions. Fully updated and revised, this best-selling dictionary of political terms will prove invaluable to students and academics studying politics and related disciplines, as well as professionals and the general reader.
The grim days of Cromwell are past. Freed from the structures of the Protectorate, London seethes with new energy, but many of its citizens have lost their livelihoods. One is Thomas Chaloner, a reluctant spy for the feared Secretary of State, John Thurloe. His erstwhile employer recommends Thomas to Lord Clarendon, but in return demands that Thomas keep him informed of any plot against him. But what Thomas discovers is that Thurloe had sent another ex-employee to White Hall--and he is dead, purportedly murdered by footpads near the Thames. Thomas volunteers to investigate his killing, but instead he is dispatched to the Tower to unearth the gold buried by the last Governor. There, he discovers not treasure, but evidence that, whomever is in power, greed and self-interest are uppermost in men's minds. And that his own life has no value to either side.
The genteel game of Real Tennis takes a murderous twist in Simon Brett's witty and entertaining new Fethering mystery. Jude's life has been turned upside-down thanks to her new man, Piers Targett, who's keen to get her involved in his hobby - or obsession - of Real Tennis. But when one of Piers' friends dies on the court in suspicious circumstances, Jude finds herself caught up in the police investigation. Meanwhile, Jude's neighbour Carole is trying to identify the human remains known locally as the 'Lady in the Lake. ' As the two investigations become intertwined, Carole and Jude's efforts to find the truth look set to lead to more murders.
When his father disappears, Gavin Meadows's search uncovers a race of semihuman beings that have existed in-and under-the city for centuries.
The year is 1286 and on a storm-ridden night King Alexander III of Scotland is riding across the Firth of Forth to meet his beautiful French bride Yolande. He never reaches his final destination as his horse mysteriously slips, sending them both crashing to their death on cruel rocks. The Scottish throne is left vacant of any real heir and immediately the great European princes and the powerful nobles of Alexander's kingdom start fighting for the glittering prize. The Chancellor of England, Burnell, ever mindful of the interest his king, Edward I, has in Scotland, sends his faithful clerk, Hugh Corbett, to report on the chaotic situation at the Scottish court. Concerned that a connection exists between the king's death and those now desirous of taking the Scottish throne, Corbett is drawn into a maelstrom of intrigue, conspiracy and danger.
St. Edward the Confessor, King of the English, is commonly despised by historians. He was the last of his dynasty, and after his death his country was conquered by foreigners--which was exactly what he wanted. In this chilling, fast-paced novel, the different customs, races, and languages of England during the Dark Ages, as well as the period's violence and struggle for power, all come vividly back to life. The authenticity and sense of place have seldom been bettered.
Roger the Chapman is far from pleased when the Spymaster General to the King commands him to accompany the beautiful but manipulative Eloise Gray on a special journey to Paris, pretending to be her husband. Roger guesses that the French king is making overtures to the Duke of Burgundy on behalf of the Dauphin, a move which could wreck the relationship with England's staunch ally and most important customer for her wool exports ...
Rosie loves her life, her sisters, and her younger brother. Then she meets Danny Walsh and they are soon married. They have a daughter. Danny's brother joins the uprising, and it is Danny's responsibility to make sure he comes home, but before he is discharged Danny must take his brother's place. The couple doesn't have any money, so Rosie leaves Danny and her daughter and gets a job in a munitions factory. This will have dire consequences for the young family.
Celebrated novelist Daphne Du Maurier and her sisters, eclipsed by her fame, are revealed in all their surprising complexity in this riveting new biography. The middle sister in a famous artistic dynasty, Daphne du Maurier is one of the master storytellers of our time, author of 'Rebecca,' 'Jamaica Inn,' 'My Cousin Rachel,' and short stories, 'Don't Look Now' and the terrifying 'The Birds,' among many. Her stories were made memorable by the iconic films they inspired, three of them classic Hitchcock chillers. But her sisters Angela and Jeanne, a writer and an artist of talent, had creative and romantic lives even more bold and unconventional than Daphne's own. In this group biography they are considered side by side, as they were in life, three sisters who grew up during the 20th century in the glamorous hothouse of a theatrical family dominated by a charismatic and powerful father. This family dynamic reveals the hidden lives of Piffy, Bird & Bing, full of social non-conformity, love, rivalry and compulsive make-believe, their lives as psychologically complex as a Daphne du Maurier novel.
The authorized biography of the author of Rebecca, a novel first published in 1938 and still a steady seller. Du Maurier was an intensely emotional and unconventional woman, and Forster draws on hitherto unpublished letters, including a cache of previously unknown love letters between Du Maurier and actress Gertrude Lawrence. Includes photos. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR
The new 'Sir Geoffrey Mappestone' mystery - When the former crusader knight Geoffrey Mappestone is ordered by King Henry to deliver a series of mysterious letters to the restless western reaches of Wales, he agrees only reluctantly. His conviction that the simple mission hides something more sinister is strengthened when the letters' scribe is murdered before the journey begins. Then one of Geoffrey's travelling companions is killed, and he knows he must uncover the secret behind the letters before more victims are claimed . . .
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