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A Place For Miss Snow

Author : Jennifer Moore
ISBN : 152440036X
Genre : British
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"Miss Diana Snow is everything a British chaperone should be--she finds satisfaction in order and depends wholly upon the rules of decorum as she negotiates the isle of Greece with her young charge. But Miss Snow's prim and proper exterior masks a disquieting past: orphaned and alone in the world, she has only her stiff upper lip to rely upon. When a brief encounter with a handsome stranger challenges her rules of propriety, Diana is unwittingly drawn into an adventure that will turn her ordered world upside down. Alexandros Metaxas is a Greek spy working to recruit individuals to the cause of revolution. His mission seems to be going perfectly until he encounters Diana Snow, a captivating--if slightly cold--beauty. When their paths cross again, the ill-fated reunion threatens all Alex has been fighting for. But more importantly, it places Diana's life in jeopardy. there is only one way to save her: they must put themselves at the mercy of the most powerful pirate family in the Mediterranean. Soon, Diana is plunged into a fantastic world of gypsy curses, blood feuds, and unexpected romance. But when a bitter vendetta places her in mortal danger, will she have the courage to fight for life and love?"--Page [4] of cover.
Category: British

Esther Pennefather

Author : Alice Perry
ISBN : COLUMBIA:1002208695
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The 20th Golden Age Of Science Fiction Megapack Evelyn E Smith

Author : Evelyn E. Smith
ISBN : 9781479406210
Genre : Fiction
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During the 1950s, Evelyn E. Smith regularly published science fiction in magazines like Galaxy and Fantastic Universe. Her stories ranged from post-apocalyptic satires to adventure to humor. She also wrote four science fiction novels, which chiefly deal with questions of gender identity. Like all of her work, they are characterized by their sharp wit. At her best, she was the equal of anyone -- male or female -- writing for the pulp magazines. This volume collects 12 of her short stories, including: TEA TRAY IN THE SKY NOT FIT FOR CHILDREN COLLECTOR'S ITEM THE DOORWAY THE VILBAR PARTY HELPFULLY YOURS THE VENUS TRAP THE MOST SENTIMENTAL MAN ONCE A GREECH THE BLUE TOWER MY FAIR PLANET SENTRY IN THE SKY If you enjoy this volume of classic stories, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 220+ other entries in this series, science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns -- and much, much more!
Category: Fiction

Ministry Protocol Thrilling Tales Of The Ministry Of Peculiar Occurrences

Author : Tee Morris
Genre : Fiction
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From the Creators of the award-winning steampunk Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a collection of new adventures from around the world. The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences investigates the bizarre and unusual, and protects the citizens of the Empire from forces of darkness. Every agent knows that thrusting themselves into danger is part of the job, and may demand of them the ultimate sacrifice. They call on their own inner strength, wits, intellect, and innovations of science and technology. But is it enough to face the unknown and the unexplainable? Travel to the farthest corners of Queen Victoria’s mighty empire and back again to the shores of Old Blighty, unlocking the mysteries of legend, lore, and shadowy societies. Welcome to a world of steam, secrets, machinations and madness.
Category: Fiction

The Circle

Author : Peter Lovesey
ISBN : 9781405519816
Genre : Fiction
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When widowed parcel-force worker Bob Naylor plucks up the courage to join a writers' circle, he discovers a motley collection of wannabe authors whom he would rather avoid at all costs. But when a publisher is found murdered, after recently addressing the group, Bob feels compelled to stay. Investigating Officer Hen Mallin attempts to investigate the group, despite their amateur sleuthing efforts and exhaustingly dramatic outbursts. And as another death casts the bewildered Bob in suspicion, the sinister secret of this circle finally starts to come to light . . . The first solo case for DCI Hen Mallin, introduced in The House Sitter.
Category: Fiction

In These Times The Home Is A Tired Place

Author : Jessica Hollander
ISBN : 9781574415230
Genre : Fiction
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When an unwed pregnant woman is pressured to get married by her boyfriend, parents, and the entire culture around her, she sees a feverish intensity emanating from the path to domesticity, a “paved path shaded by thick-trunked trees, lined with trim grass and manicured mansions, where miniature houses play mailboxes and animals play lawn ornaments and people play happiness.” Jessica Hollander’s debut collection exposes a culture that glorifies and disparages traditional domesticity, where people’s confusion, apathy, and anxiety about the institutions of marriage and family often drive them to self-destruction. The world in Hollander’s nineteen stories appears at once familiar and vividly unsettling, with undercurrents of anger and violence attached to everyday objects and spaces: a pink room is “a woman exploded,” home smells “of laundered clothes and gas from the grill,” and the sun “is so bright the sky fills with over-exposure, wilting the corners to orange, to red, to black.” Here people adopt extreme and erratic behavior: hack at furniture, have affairs with high school students, fantasize about sex with “monsters,” laden flower bouquets with messages of hate; but these self-destructive acts and fantasies feel strangely like a form of growth or enlightenment, or at least the only form that’s available to them. As characters become girlfriends, wives, husbands, and mothers, they struggle within their roles, either fighting to escape them or struggling to “play” them correctly, but always concerned with the loss of individuality, of being swallowed up by society’s expectations and becoming “a mother” or “a wife” instead of remaining themselves. “Hollander’s debut collection effectively fuses the common (childhood adventures, unhappy adults) with the bizarre (a grandmother obsessed with buttons, a gym full of people refusing to wear clothes) to create an intriguing volume. . . . The details in these stories ring true and are recognizable amid the insanity. A potent work from a strong new literary voice.”—Publishers Weekly starred review
Category: Fiction

Miss Smilla S Feeling For Snow

Author : Peter Høeg
ISBN : 9781473520127
Genre : Fiction
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The original Scandinavian thriller One snowy day in Copenhagen, six-year-old Isaiah falls to his death from a city rooftop.The police pronounce it an accident. But Isaiah's neighbour, Smilla, an expert in the ways of snow and ice, suspects murder. She embarks on a dangerous quest to find the truth, following a path of clues as clear to her as footsteps in the snow.
Category: Fiction

Susie And The Snow It Alls

Author : Gregory Dark
ISBN : 9781846948824
Genre : Bibles
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Susie is facing expulsion from her new school. For a theft she didn’t commit. Why, she despairs, is life so unfair? To clear her name she resolves to find the real thief. She sneaks out of the house. For which offence she faces further severe punishment, this time at the hands of her parents. Why, she despairs to Mr E, is life so unfair? Mr E is one of her collection of toy frogs, collectively known as the Sufrogs. If Susie really wants to know, he suggests, maybe she should get a bit of distance between herself and the question. The Sufrogs have magi powers – not magic, the ‘magi’ inside i-magi-nation. Using which they can whoosh Susie anywhere. The clouds are some way away. Maybe far enough to give Susie the perspective she needs. Accompanied by six of her Sufrogs – and a large dollop of scepticism – Susie incants the magi words. … And whooshes through her window.
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