By Michael D. Cole
The giant was once the biggest ocean liner ever outfitted. Shipbuilders hailed its state of the art layout. top notch passengers loved extravagant luxuries onboard. yet on April 15, 1912, 5 days after departing on its maiden voyage, catastrophe struck. Lookout Frederick Fleet noticed an iceberg within the darkness forward. The team attempted desperately to show the huge send, however the iceberg tore via its aspect, sealing the TITANIC's destiny. hours later, the unsinkable send disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean, taking fifteen hundred passengers with it. 100 years later, the big and its tragic tale nonetheless draw cognizance. writer Michael D. Cole examines the harrowing trip of this ancient shipwreck.
By W. Somerset Maugham
Maugham chanced on a parallel to the turmoil of our personal occasions within the duplicity, intrigue and sensuality of the Italian Renaissance. Then and Now enters the realm of Machiavelli, and covers 3 vital months within the occupation of that artful flesh presser, worldly seducer and excessive priest of schemers.
By Lisa Jackson
2012 Retail ePub of 1999 Novel. on the time of this add, this appears the single one of many trilogy on hand at libraries to borrow as an ebook
Banished from Tower Twyll by means of his brutal part brother, Rhys has carved out a brand new lifestyles because the Outlaw. yet then he captures a raven-haired good looks named Tara who could be the precise inheritor to Twyll. She not just inflames his wish, yet includes the mythical jewel that threatens his very quest for revenge. From the 1st, the notorious felony stokes a keenness seductive but scary in Tara. For if she is the genuine inheritor to Twyll, then she is the sworn enemy of the fellow who has captured her heart...
By W. E. B. Griffin
Shut strive against is W.E.B. Griffin's epic novel of worldwide conflict II--a strong, dramatic tribute to the courageous women and men who lived it...The captain who led his squadron in to the fiercest air battles of the Pacific. The correspondent who discovered extra approximately wrestle than he bargained for. The Marine who launched into a most sensible mystery venture from which there has been no definite return...
By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
A pact is sealed in mystery at the back of the foreboding partitions of Newgate legal. In go back for an evening of remarkable excitement, a rushing condemned legal agrees to wed a gorgeous heiress, thereby rescuing her along with his identify from an coming near near and abhorred prepared union. yet within the fading echoes of hole marriage ceremony vows, a solemn promise is damaged, as a sensuous unfastened spirit takes flight to a lush Caribbean paradise, forsaking the stranger she married to stand the gallows unfulfilled.
yet Ruark Beauchamp's future is now forever intertwined with that of the tempestuous, intoxicating Shanna. he'll be loose . . . and he'll locate her. For no iron ever solid can imprison his resolute ardour. And no hangman's noose will deny Ruark the ecstasy that's rightfully his.
By Edith Wharton
Set within the posh milieu that Wharton knew so in detail, The Glimpses of the Moon is a sweeping portrait of a pair stuck up within the trappings of privilege -- and pushed by means of a reckless, all-consuming ambition....
By Juliet Marillier
Maeve, daughter of Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, used to be badly burned as a baby and consists of the legacy of that fireside in her crippled palms. After ten years she's returning domestic, a brave, forthright lady. yet whereas her body's scars have healed, her spirit is still fragile, fearing the shadows of her past.
Sevenwaters is in turmoil. The fey prince Mac Dara is desirous to see his in simple terms son, married to Maeve's sister, go back to the Otherworld. To strength Lord Sean's hand, Mac Dara has prompted a celebration of blameless tourists at the Sevenwaters border to vanish—only to permit their murdered our bodies to be chanced on one by way of one.
When Maeve unearths a physique in a distant a part of the woods, she and her brother, Finbar, embark on a trip which could lead to the top of Mac Dara's reign—or bring about a hideous loss of life. If she is winning, Maeve may possibly open the door to a destiny she has no longer dared to think possible....
Original and e-book released a similar 12 months.
By Brian Lavery
By Carrie Tiffany
Within the early Nineteen Fifties, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a raucous relations of kookaburras roosting subsequent to his dairy. As Harry observes the birds via a 12 months of ceremonial dinner, famine, start, demise, warfare, romance and music, his neighbour, Betty, has her personal set of binoculars knowledgeable on him. Betty's son, Michael, gravitates to the mild guy round the corner, and Harry, sensing Michael is able to stretch his wings, makes a decision to educate him approximately intercourse. Harry is aware every thing concerning the land. yet what does he learn about girls?
Mateship with Birds is a young, witty novel of younger lust and mature love. an excellent story of innocence misplaced, it celebrates existence on one small farm in an unlimited historical panorama, as a set of misfits query what a relatives may be.
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominee for Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction (2012)
Women's Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2013)
The Stella Prize (2013)
By Steven Pressfield
Terrific at conflict, a grasp of politics, and a charismatic lover, Alcibiades used to be Athens’ favourite son and the city’s maximum general.
A prodigal follower of Socrates, he embodied either the easiest and the worst of the Golden Age of Greece. A commander on either land and sea, he led his armies to victory after victory.
But just like the heroes in a very good Greek tragedy, he was once a sufferer of his personal satisfaction, vanity, extra, and ambition. Accused of crimes opposed to the nation, he was once banished from his cherished Athens, merely to soak up palms within the carrier of his former enemies.
For approximately 3 a long time, Greece burned with battle and Alcibiades helped carry victories to each side — and ended up depended on through neither.
Narrated from dying row by means of Alcibiades’ bodyguard and murderer, a guy whose personal love and loathing for his former commander mirrors the combined feelings felt via all Athens, Tides of War tells an epic saga of a unprecedented century, a conflict that modified historical past, and a fancy chief who seduced a state.