By Anne Perry and available from Headline Christmas Novellas A Christmas Journey A Christmas Visitor A Christmas Guest A Christmas Secret A Christmas Beginning A Christmas Grace A Christmas Promise A Christmas Odyssey A Christmas ...
Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Hachette UK
New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry's eighteenth enthralling Christmas novella. When Celia Hooper discovers that her dear friend Clementine is to marry widower Seth Marlowe - a man with a sinister past - she calls upon her husband, Detective John Hooper of the Thames River Police, to help her find out what really happened to Seth's first wife several years ago. Rumour has it that she killed herself and Seth's daughter ran away to live on the streets but no one seems to know the truth. Then Seth accuses Celia of sending him blackmail letters and it quickly becomes clear that she is not the only one trying to stop him from marrying Clementine. With Christmas fast approaching, lines are blurred, relationships are tested and the past won't stay buried for ever . . . A Christmas Resolution is an enthralling festive mystery set in Victorian London from the pen of the New York Times bestselling author Anne Perry.
"After her friend gets unceremoniously fired with no references right before the holidays, Gracie takes the recently-vacated job herself to try and figure out what happened, in the latest novel of the series following A Christmas resolution ...
Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Thomas and Charlotte Pitt's former maid Gracie helps out a good friend who was unceremoniously fired. Gracie knows she has to find out what happened. At first, it seems that all is normal in the household between the couple and the elderly granny who mostly keeps to her bedroom upstairs. Gracie slowly realizes, though, that Granny is suffering from neglect - and rather than helping her, the husband and wife have decided she isn't dying fast enough. Print run 30,000.
One man was even found dead sitting in a pew at Santa Maria Novella. “And at this Christmas-time , what with terror of the war, the plague, and the papal excommunication,” wrote Luca Landucci in his diary, “the citizens were in a ...
Author: Lawrence Rothfield
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
It was one of the most concentrated surges of creativity in the history of civilization. Between 1390 and 1537, Florence poured forth an astonishing stream of magnificent artworks. But Florentines did more during this brief period than create masterpieces. As citizens of a fractious republic threatened from below, without, and within, they also were driven to reimagine the political and ethical basis of their world, exploring the meaning and possibilities of liberty, virtue, and beauty. This vibrant era is brought to life in rich detail by noted historian Lawrence Rothfield in The Measure of Man. His highly readable account introduces readers to a city teeming with memorable individuals and audacious risk-takers, capable of producing works of the most serene beauty and acts of the most shocking violence. Rothfield’s cast of characters includes book hunters and book burners, devout Christians and assassins, humble pharmacists and arrogant oligarchs, all caught up in a dramatic struggle—a tragic arc running from the cultural heights of republican idealism in the early fifteenth century, through the aesthetic flowerings and civic vicissitudes of the age of the Medici and Savonarola, to the brooding meditations of Machiavelli and Michelangelo over the fate of the dying republic.
John Cusack, an eighteen-year-old with a slightly melancholy face, is Walter "Gib" Gibson, an Ivy League freshman with an incredibly fast mouth and zero sexual confidence. Eager for girls yet scared, Gib sets off, at Christmas-vacation ...
New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
Chester Monk was elected President , Mrs. Annie Tubbs , Vice - President ; Novella Sanders , Business Agent . There were no other changes made . ... On December 18 the Annual Christmas Party was held at the Labor Temple .
Five months later , I wrote a short story , optimist about the ultimate resolution of it all . " Skidrow Santa , and won the first prize in the Mr. Cohen is editor - in - chief , general book divi- prison's annual O. Henry Christmas ...
Author: Melvil Dewey
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Juniorlibraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.
My first work for adults in English was a novella , part of which appeared in The New Yorker in 1961. ... I wrote a short story , Skidrow Santa , and won the first prize in the prison's annual O. Henry Christmas Contest .
... Dennis Winter Palace Muller £ 10.95 009 173649 8 216 x 135mm 328pp 6 Novel of high tension set in a Russia under a ... from their life of struggle in the vicarage on Christmas Eve , back streets of York Masefield , Richard featuring ...
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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.