The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

There, at Paul Landowski's studio and in the heady, vibrant cafés of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again.In this sweeping epic tale of love and ...

Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 1529003458

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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The first book in a stunning series from the number one international bestseller"Atmospheric, heart-rending and multi-layered" GraziaTheir future is written in the stars . . . Maia D'Apliése and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, 'Atlantis' - a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva - having been told that their beloved father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died. Maia and her sisters were all adopted by him as babies and, discovering he has already been buried at sea, each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage - a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of where her story began . . . Eighty years earlier, in the Belle Epoque of Rio, 1927, Izabela Bonifacio's father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is working on a statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela - passionate and longing to see the world - convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski's studio and in the heady, vibrant cafés of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again.In this sweeping epic tale of love and loss - the first in a unique, spellbinding series of seven books, based on the legends of the Seven Sisters star constellation - Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talent like never before.MORE PRAISE FOR LUCINDA RILEY"Irish-born Riley is quietly becoming a huge success story" Red"[Lucinda Riley] manipulates the strands of her plot with skill" Independent on Sunday"A captivating read . . . Ideal for a book club" DailyMail.co.uk/Femail
Categories: Fiction

The Missing Sister

The Missing Sister

The search to find the missing sister will take them across the globe; from New Zealand to Canada, England, France and Ireland, uniting them all in their mission to at last complete their family.

Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1509840176

Category: Adopted children

Page: 816

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Taking in the vineyards of New Zealand and the majestic landscape of Ireland, The Story of the Missing Sister is the seventh instalment in Lucinda Riley's multimillion-selling epic series The Seven Sisters.
Categories: Adopted children

The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades

despite these observations , the Pleiades are still referred to as the Seven Sisters , not the eleven , twelve or thirteen sisters . The reasons for this are not , as Margaret Simons suggests in The Meeting of the Waters , a direct ...

Author: Munya Andrews

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 1876756454

Category: Science

Page: 368

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The legends of the Seven Sisters of the Pleiades that poets, priests, prophets, shamans, storytellers, artists, singers, and historians have told throughout time are retold in this compilation of the stories that have found their inspiration in nine beautiful stars clustered together in the night sky. While particular attention in this cross-cultural study is paid to the influence of the Pleiades cluster on the living traditions of indigenous people in North America, Australia, Japan, and the Pacific, much ancient mythology passed down through written and visual sources from ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and South America is also explored. Appearances of the myths in the modern world are also mentioned, including American presidential elections, Halloween, Atlantis, the Titanic, and Subaru automobiles. Serious astronomical research complements the variety of mythological explanations for the stars' existence by providing the modern world's scientific understanding of them.
Categories: Science

The Seven Sisters The Seven Sisters Book 1

The Seven Sisters  The Seven Sisters Book 1

In this sweeping epic tale of love and loss - the first in a unique, spellbinding series of seven books, based on the legends of the Seven Sisters star constellation - Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talent like never before.

Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781743535295

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 552

The first book in a stunning series from the number one international bestseller "Atmospheric, heart-rending and multi-layered" Grazia Their future is written in the stars . . . Maia D'Apliése and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, 'Atlantis' - a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva - having been told that their beloved father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died. Maia and her sisters were all adopted by him as babies and, discovering he has already been buried at sea, each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage - a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Once there, she begins to put together the pieces of where her story began . . . Eighty years earlier, in the Belle Epoque of Rio, 1927, Izabela Bonifacio's father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into aristocracy. Meanwhile, architect Heitor da Silva Costa is working on a statue, to be called Christ the Redeemer, and will soon travel to Paris to find the right sculptor to complete his vision. Izabela - passionate and longing to see the world - convinces her father to allow her to accompany him and his family to Europe before she is married. There, at Paul Landowski's studio and in the heady, vibrant cafés of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again. In this sweeping epic tale of love and loss - the first in a unique, spellbinding series of seven books, based on the legends of the Seven Sisters star constellation - Lucinda Riley showcases her storytelling talent like never before. MORE PRAISE FOR LUCINDA RILEY "Irish-born Riley is quietly becoming a huge success story" Red "[Lucinda Riley] manipulates the strands of her plot with skill" Independent on Sunday "A captivating read . . . Ideal for a book club" DailyMail.co.uk/Femail
Categories: Fiction

The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

The 'Seven Sisters' series is loosely based on the mythology of The Seven Sisters of The Pleiades, the well-known star constellation next to the famous belt of Orion. From the Mayans to the Greeks to the Aborigines, The Seven Sisters ...

Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447219101

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 502

The Seven Sisters is a sweeping epic tale of love and loss by the international number one bestseller Lucinda Riley. Maia D’Aplièse and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home – a fabulous, secluded castle situated on the shores of Lake Geneva – having been told that their beloved adoptive father, the elusive billionaire they call Pa Salt, has died. Each of them is handed a tantalising clue to their true heritage – a clue which takes Maia across the world to a crumbling mansion in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil . . . Eighty years earlier, in the Belle Époque of Rio, 1927, Izabela Bonifacio’s father has aspirations for his daughter to marry into aristocracy. But Izabela longs for adventure, and convinces him to allow her to accompany the family of a renowned architect on a trip to Paris. In the heady, vibrant streets of Montparnasse, she meets ambitious young sculptor Laurent Brouilly, and knows at once that her life will never be the same again. The Seven Sisters is the first book in the spellbinding Seven Sisters series, inspired by the mythology of the famous star constellation. It is followed by The Storm Sister. 'A brilliant page-turner just soaked in glamour and romance' - Daily Mail
Categories: Fiction

The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters

Of the seven Virgilians, Drabble writes, “These women keep faith with the past, they keep faith with myth and history.” In what ways do the seven sisters keep that faith? To what extent do the past, myth, and history repay their faith?

Author: Margaret Drabble

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544301320

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

View: 633

Candida Wilton--a woman recently betrayed, rejected, divorced, and alienated from her three grown daughters--moves from a beautiful Georgian house in lovely Suffolk to a two-room walk-up flat in a run-down building in central London. Candida is not exactly destitute. So, is the move perversity, she wonders, a survival test, or is she punishing herself? How will she adjust to this shabby, menacing, but curiously appealing city? What can happen, at her age, to change her life? And yet, as she climbs the dingy communal staircase with her suitcases, she feels both nervous and exhilarated. There is a relationship with a computer to which she now confides her past and her present. And friendships of sorts with other women--widows, divorced, never married, women straddled between generations. And then Candida's surprise inheritance . . . A beautifully rendered story, this is Margaret Drabble at her novelistic best.
Categories: Fiction

Tierra and the Seven Sisters

Tierra and the Seven Sisters

You are here to celebrate with me, and my daughters the Seven Sisters – mothers to your continents. It was the Seven Sisters who called you here today, for they know that it is time. Of late, I have had to create a great deal of change ...

Author: Miriam Sanua

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781989136027

Category: History

Page:

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Tierra and the Seven Sisters is a fantastical story of the Earth's origins and re-awakening to Love. Non-fiction couched in a fictional setting, this adult story weaves through millions of years of history to the present day. It's told from the future to a circle of children, curious to learn how their ancestors awoke at this time through the battle of the Light and the dark. The children learned about the dawning of the Golden Age, and how a new era of enlightenment and super conscious awareness brought humanity back together again in unity, sharing and compassion, truth and honesty, love and harmony, peace and prosperity. It is to be explored as fiction while readers are encouraged to do their own research into the narrative shared.
Categories: History

The Seven Sisters of Sleep

The Seven Sisters of Sleep

The seven sisters of sleep : the celebrated drug classic / Mordecai Cooke. p. cm. Originally published: London : James Blackwood, 1860. With original subtitle: Popular history of the seven prevailing narcotics of the world. print ISBN: ...

Author: Mordecai Cooke

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620550557

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This groundbreaking survey, written in 1860, is a radically open-minded look at the use of drugs across the world and throughout the ages. Early users of tobacco in Russia would have their noses cut off and repeat offenders their heads. Pope Innocent XII excommunicated any who used it in St. Peters. Marijuana users in 14th century Egypt would have their teeth extracted for the crime. Yet use of these and other forbidden substances continued to grow. If only as a record of the perennial failure of harsh punishments to deter drug use Victorian naturalist Mordecai Cooke's work The Seven Sisters of Sleep would remain significant. But Cooke's natural humor and keen insights have ensured this work's reputation as possibly the best early book from what has grown into an enormous body of literature on mind- and mood-altering substances. Written at a time, similar to our own, when drug use was being reconsidered, The Seven Sisters of Sleep is a thought-provoking and open-minded look at the use of drugs across the world and throughout the ages. Quite popular in its day and a major influence on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, this is an important book for anyone interested in an unbiased account of humanity's long involvement with psychoactive, hallucinogenic, and stimulant plants.
Categories: Social Science

The Seven Sisters of Sleep Popular History of the Seven Prevailing Narcotics of the World

The Seven Sisters of Sleep  Popular History of the Seven Prevailing Narcotics of the World

has been assigned also to the “ mountain of the seven sleepers , ” near Tersous . ... In Chillon's dungeon , dark and old ; " and wherefore not seven sleepers at Ephesus or Tersous ; or seven sisters of “ Nature's sweet restorer , balmy ...

Author: Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0025051482

Category:

Page: 371

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Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters

The sky had faded to a lavender dusk when we came to Seven Sisters Road. Twohundred-year-old oaks, leafy ash, and a few scattered maple trees canopied the narrow, twisting road and formed long, jagged evening shadows.

Author: Earlene Fowler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101501252

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Meet Benni Harper…a spirited ex-cowgirl, quilter, and folk-art expert who’s staking out her own corner of the contemporary American West. She’s got an eye for murderous designs—and a talent for piecing together the most complex and cold-blooded crimes. When Benni’s stepson announces his plans to marry into the wealthy, influential Brown family, she and her husband are invited to the Browns’ sprawling ranch, Seven Sisters, to celebrate the engagement. But the party takes a tragic turn when a member of the esteemed family is murdered. While trying to unravel the feuding clan’s tangled past, Benni uncovers a shocking pattern of tragedy—and stitches a hodgepodge of clues into a very disturbing design. . . Seven Sisters, a challenging pattern that features a single six-pointed star surrounded by six identical stars, was most likely inspired by an observation of nature—the Seven Sisters is a loose grouping of stars in the constellation Taurus. Although the stars in the cluster appear to be close together, they are, in fact, quite far apart.
Categories: Fiction