In 1919, in the wake of the upheaval of World War I, a remarkable group of English women came up with their own solution to the world's grief:a new religion. At the heart of the Panacea Society was a charismatic and autocratic leader, a vicar's widow named Mabel Barltrop. Her followers called her Oc..
The continuation of a wonderful saga telling the story of a Cockney family in peace and war from multi-million copy seller Mary Jane Staples. Perfect for fans of Donna Douglas, Kitty Neale and Maggie Ford.PRAISE FOR THE ADAMS FAMILY SERIES! "e;Mary Jane Staples makes you care about her character..
A must read for fans of Cecila Ahern, Fiona Valpy and Lucinda Riley - this is an evocative and exciting romantic adventure from the multi-million copy seller Mary Jane Staples.READERS ARE LOVING KATERINA'S SECRET! "e;Loved it - you feel like you are part of the storyline"e; - 5 STARS"e;I..
It is London's most secretive gentlemen's club - a place where no well-bred lady would dare to be seen. But Lady Jane Beaumont has no choice. Her friend Delphiniahas vanished, and Jane must enter into a dangerous charade to find her. Now, within the gilded walls of this erotic lair, Jane awaits the..
'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS________________________Hero Wantage is desperate to change her fate. ..
With a dream job, great roommates and a wonderful boyfriend, Jane Williams has everything her heart desires that is until her vicious social rival, Vanessa, finds out her most humiliating secret and sets about bringing her social world crashing down. When her boyfriend's senator father hears of th..
Join historian Suzannah Lipscomb as she reveals the hidden secrets of palaces, castles, theatres and abbeys to uncover the stories of Tudor England. From the famous palace at Hampton Court where dangerous court intrigue was rife, to less well-known houses, such as Anne Boleyn's childhood home at Hev..
'Crime writing at its unputdownable, nerve-tingling best' HARLAN COBENTHE VICTIMSIn Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles investigate a bizarre murder. A man has been found gutted and hanging in his home. When the remains of another victim are found, it is clear that th..
The eleven essays in this volume probe multicultural interactions between Indians, Europeans, and Africans in eastern North America's frontier zones from the late colonial era to the end of the early republic. Focusing on contact points between these groups, they construct frontiers as creative aren..
This collection of essays explores the lives and roles of women in antiquity. A recurring theme is the relationship between private and public, and many of the essays find that women's public roles develop as a result of their private lives, specifically their family relationships.Essays on Helleni..
As the foremost white West Indian writer of this century and author of the widely acclaimed novel Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys (1890-1979) has attracted much critical attention, most often from the perspective of gender analysis. Veronica Gregg extends our critical appreciation of Rhys by analyzing ..
In the decades spanning the nineteenth century, thousands of women entered the literary marketplace. Twelve of the century's most successful women writers provide the focus for Mary Kelley's landmark study: Maria Cummins, Caroline Howard Gilman, Caroline Lee Hentz, Mary Jane Holmes, Maria McIntosh, ..
Between 1854 and 1864, more than a hundred free African Americans in Virginia proposed to enslave themselves and, in some cases, their children. Ted Maris-Wolf explains this phenomenon as a response to state legislation that forced free African Americans to make a terrible choice: leave enslaved lov..
Pursuing the meaning of gender in nineteenth-century urban American society, Ladies, Women, and Wenches compares the lives of women living in two distinctive antebellum cultures, Charleston and Boston, between 1820 and 1850. In contrast to most contemporary histories of women, this study examines th..
Isaac Johnson was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, in 1844. His father, Richard Yeager, was a white farmer and his mother, Jane Johnson, was an enslaved African from Madagascar. His parents lived together as husband and wife and had four children, including Isaac. In 1851, Yeager, unable to face nei..
*** THE NEW FESTIVE TREAT FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ***?An absolute joy. Like all of Millys books its packed with heart and humour and characters you fall in love with. I didnt want it to end Jane Fallon, bestselling author ofQueen Bee It's nearly Christmas and it's snowing, hard.Deep in the ..
When emergency paediatric surgeon Jane Walters donated her eggs for IVF, she never anticipated gorgeous Dylan McKenzie walking into her life holding her daughter! Miracle baby Sophie needs a family, but can Dylan and Jane come together in time to make her Christmas wish come true?..
Three great love stories that started it all...Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights are three of the greatest novels in English literature. Now joining them is Pride, Prejudice and Popcorn, a decidedly different take on these classics. You will laugh with delight as you learn:- The i..
Traveling at high speed in her beloved Hispano-Suiza accompanied by her maid and trusted companion Dot, her two adoptive daughters Jane and Ruth, and their dog Molly, The Hon. Miss Phryne Fisher is off to Queenscliff. She'd promised everyone a nice holiday by the sea with absolutely no murders, but ..
'Emma Kennedy's books are as funny, warm and life-inspiring as she is' Jenny Colgan ________________ Three women. Two unforgettable road trips. Wherever you are in life, it's never too late to find yourself. Best friends Agnes and Bea decide to embark on one last adventure before their adult lives b..
Temporarily displaced Southern belle Jane Charlotte Davis was desperate to make enough money to return home. So when town banker Rydell Wilder, a Northerner through and through, offered her a loan to start her own business, she jumped at the chance. Even though the man was too handsome-and too inter..
An alien civilization is forever changed by the incursion of human social scientistsand an ancient prophecyin this award-winning novel. The year is 2132 when members of the Anthropologist's Guild set down on the planet Henderson's IV, or L'Lal'lor as it is known to the native population. Charged wit..
"e;The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food, and a murder or two!"e;-New York Times bestselling author Lynn CahoonFor thirty-something blogger Cora Chevalier, small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, seems like the perfect place to reinvent her life. Shedding a stressful past as a counselor..
HER BROTHER IS NO BARGAINWhen Sarah Winston's estranged brother Luke shows up on her doorstep, asking her not to tell anyone he's in town-especially her ex, the chief of police-the timing is strange, to say the least. Hours earlier, Sarah's latest garage sale was taped off as a crime scene following..
Storyton Hall, Virginia, is a paradise for book lovers who come from all over for literary getaways. But manager Jane Steward is temporarily leaving for another renowned resort-in hopes of solving a twist-filled mystery . . . Jane's boyfriend is missing, and she thinks she may find him at North Caro..
"e;Readers of sweet romance will fall in love with Coldwater Cove."e;-Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author It's hard to be the new girl in town, especially around the holidays. But when the town is Coldwater Cove, Oklahoma, there are plenty of folks willing to welcome you-and ..
';Complex social networks spark an equally complex puzzle.' KirkusReviews STARRED REVIEW Fans of Jane Austen have fallen in love with this mystery series featuring Rosalind Thorne, a young woman adept at helping ladies of the ton navigate the darker corners of Regency Englandwhile revealing Society'..
It may not be front page news, butIsland Timesfood and cocktails columnist Hayley Powell is now happily married. Before she can set sail on her honeymoon cruise, however, Hayleys mom, Sheila, pays an impromptu visitand promptly becomes the prime suspect in a murder. The victim is Sheilas old high s..
The last in a fabled line of otherworldly aristocracy, the Lords of Satyr are born to wealth, power, and a talent for sensual delight that mere mortals only dream of. Commanded to marry, these passionate men will travel to Rome, Venice, and Paris--and along the way will explore desires both shameles..
In Patricia Potter's seductive novel of romantic suspense, the violent secret in a woman's life sets her daughter on a desperate search for the truthand a collision course with a killer from the past When Liz Connor's mother doesn't come home, her father fears the worst. But Betty isn't missingshe'..
The death of an American multimillionaire has a profoundand dangerouseffect on a young Englishwoman in this novel of romantic suspense William Ambrose Merewether altered his will just before his death, leaving his millions to descendants of his cousin Jane Lorimer, who may or may not still be alive..
In this new Regency charmer from the beloved, award-winning author Kate Moore, the clues to solving one of life's greatest mysteries may be found in a slim blue volume of advice for husband-seeking debutantes. But two people engaged in a clever game of cat and mouse just might rewrite the book . . ...
"e;Goodger writes romances that touch readers' hearts and bring a smile to their day."e; -RT Book Reviews The Brides of St. Ives In the charming seaside town of St. Ives, a buried secret could bring an unlikely pair together for a lifetime . . . Clara Anderson's mother has one mission: to ma..
To save her family from ruin, one young woman must agree to marry a mysterious duke in this charming Regency Romance for fans of Sabrina Jeffries and Tessa Dare. Orphaned young, Oliver Sterling, eleventh duke of Kendal, lives in seclusion in his massive home, Horncliffe Manor. Convinced since child..
*Winner of the HWA Debut Crown Award 2020*Part love story, part mystery, The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey is a gripping and atmospheric tale of family madness, long-buried secrets and hidden desires.Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable . . .August 1939. Thirty-year-old Hetty..
Francis ("e;Frank"e;) Hammond was not an average Mormon pioneer. After breaking his back working on a whaling ship off the coast of Siberia in 1844, he was set ashore on the island of Maui to heal. While there he set up shop as a shoemaker and learned the local ..
An exploration of the relationship between humans and nature through conversations with 12 leading scientific and social visionaries *; Explores the importance of the unification of humankind and nature as it relates to creation, destruction, diversity, and the spiritual health of the world *; Con..
Readers will witness the birth of a heroine in Dawn of the Dreadfulsa thrilling prequel set four years before the horrific events of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. As our story opens, the Bennet sisters are enjoying a peaceful life in the English countryside. They idle away the days reading, garde..
';It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.' So begins Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, an expanded edition of the beloved Jane Austen novel featuring all-new scenes of bone-crunching zombie mayhem. As our story opens, a mysterious ..
The Lost HeiressesRun though they might, love will find them...Lady Rose Dunford is shocked--and titillated--by the number of female visitors coming and going from her mysterious new neighbor's Manhattan brownstone. Recently widowed by the death of her very sweet, but not very exciting husband, Rose..
In 1963, Jane Roberts met a spiritual entity named Seth. He spoke through her and the lessons he taught proved timeless and crucial. From 1968 to 1975, Roberts held an ESP class, during which she channeled Seth. Susan Watkins was a member of that class. The knowledge gained from Seth helped Watkins ..
Popular Disinformation author, Russ Kick, is known for his quirky, ingenious and surprisingly useful collections. He's done it again. This is the most comprehensive, not to mention the first, anthology of death poetry ever published in the English language and is ultimately life affirming. DEATH POE..
Dreaming Out Loud brings together essays by many of the most well-known and respected African American writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, discussing various aspects of the vocation, craft, and art of writing fiction. Though many of the writers included here are also accomplished po..
Most readers think that superheroes began with Superman's appearance in Action Comics No. 1, but that Kryptonian rocket didn't just drop out of the sky. By the time Superman's creators were born, the superhero's most defining elements-secret identities, aliases, disguises, signature symbols, traumat..
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: "e;So charming a novel that you don't want to give away a single one of the many twists of its plot"e; (The New York Times).Originally published in Great Britain in 1978, the novel describes Margaret Marsh's coming of age one summer between the world war..
A garage sale fanatic searches for evidence to clear her cheating ex of murder in this cozy mystery series opener. Starting your life over at age thirty-eight isn't easy, but that's what Sarah Winston finds herself facing when her husband CJ runs off with a 19-year-old temptress named Tiffany. Sarah..
Her Next SaleWhen Sarah Winston started the virtual garage sale, it seemed like a keystroke of genius and the next logical step in her business. No more collapsing card tables and rainy-day washouts. But what began as a fun way to run garage sales during the long New England winter has become a nigh..
Edited by Ian Gilbert with chapters by Mark Anderson, Lisa Jane Ashes, Phil Beadle, Jackie Beere, David Cameron (The Real David Cameron), Paul Clarke, Tait Coles, Mark Creasy, Mark Finnis, Dave Harris, Crista Hazell, Martin Illingworth, Nina Jackson, Rachel Jones, Gill Kelly, Debra Kidd, Jonathan Le..
'Life provides infinite shades of light and dark...' Victoria Hislop, bestselling author and champion of the short story, has chosen her favourite short stories by women writers. Here are prizewinners, famous wits, well-known feminists, national treasures and rising stars. All the stories in this vo..
The Prayer of the Night ShepherdA crumbling hotel on the border of England and Wales. A suggestion of inherited evil, a strange love affair... and the long-disputed origins of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles. Young Jane Watkins is fascinated, but her mother, Merrily, Diocesan ..
'A fascinating new analysis of human violence, filled with fresh ideas and gripping evidence from our primate cousins, historical forebears, and contemporary neighbors' Steven Pinker'A brilliant analysis of the role of aggression in our evolutionary history' Jane GoodallIt may not always seem so, ..
Your Child Abroad is a down-to-earth guide for anyone travelling overseas with children, whether on a two-week family vacation or a long-stay posting in the developing world. The approach is both reassuring and practical, showing how to deal with situations ranging from the relatively minor to the l..
IT'S NOT JUST MURDER THAT IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT . . .The blinding new Detective Jane Tennison thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama, Lynda La Plante.__________________Things can't get much worse for detective Jane Tennison.Unceremoniously kicked off the adrenaline-fuelled Flying Squad, she's been rel..
BEFORE PRIME SUSPECT THERE WAS TENNISON.Every legend has a beginning . . . During 1974 and 1975 the IRA subjected London to a terrifying bombing campaign. In one day alone, they planted seven bombs at locations across central London. Some were defused - some were not. Jane Tennison is now a fully-fl..
A sharp-eyed look at the mysteries of love and obsession. Wharton is the quintessential English town, home to a famous public school, sought after for its comfortable middle class values - and where three families live side by side, hiding their private terrors and desires... a teenage boy afraid to..
Escape to the Cornish coast with this irresistible summer read, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Philippa Ashley. The Cornish fishing village of Tremarnock seems to have it all. Charming houses cling to the hillside and cluster round the harbour where fishermen unload their catch each day. Every..
Ben Garrod: As seen on TV - Baby Chimps Rescue. 'Celebrities blamed for the rise in people keeping primates as pets in Britain' TIMES 2. '4,500 primates owned as pets in the UK' SKY NEWS. 'As ownership of exotic pets booms, no wonder experts are asking... conservation or cruelty?' DAILY MAIL. The Ch..
A gorgeous timeslip romance for fans of Kate Mosse, Diana Gabaldon and Barbara Erskine. Maddie is restless in London. She has friends, a job and a sort-of boyfriend, but something in her life is missing. Then she visits the ancient village of Walditch, deep in the Dorset countryside. Something stirs..
Escape to Cornwall this summer with an irresistable love story, perfect for fans of Philippa Ashley and Heidi Swain. Oliver Foxley is an acclaimed movie star and global heartthrob. But under the glare of the spotlight, his perfect life - and perfect marriage - is slowly starting to crumble. Cara Pen..
A Sunday Times Book of the YearAll royalties from sales of this book go to The Big IssueIf you could write a letter to your younger self, what would it say?Over 10 years ago, The Big Issue began to ask some of the best-known, most interesting and most successful figures in entertainment, politics, f..