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Epitaph For Three Women

Author : Jean Plaidy
ISBN : 9781446428047
Genre : Fiction
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The lives of three women who transformed history are brought vividly to life in this unforgettable novel. On the death of Henry the fifth, a nine-month-old baby is made King of England. Ambitious men surround the baby king, including his two uncles, the Dukes of Bedford and Gloucester. Shrewd and clever, Bedford seeks to uphold all his late brother had won and preserve it for young Henry the sixth. Gloucester, a man of poor judgment, greedy for wealth and power, has other ideas. In Lancastrian England and war-torn France, there are three women whose lives are to have a marked effect on the future. Katherine de Valois, haunted by an unhappy childhood, finds love in an unexpected quarter and founds the Tudor dynasty; Joan of Arc leaves her village pastures on the command of heavenly voices; and Eleanor of Gloucester is drawn into a murder plot and becomes the centre of a cause célèbre. Murder, greed and ambition flourish alongside sacrifice, dedication and courage. These are turbulent times as the defeated become the victorious...
Category: Fiction

Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : UOM:39015078416412
Genre : Talking books
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Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.
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To Be Continued

Author : Merle Jacob
ISBN : 157356155X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.
Category: Literary Criticism

Joan Of Arc

Author : Gail Patterson
ISBN : 1590335031
Genre : Literary Collections
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Few individuals in the annals of world history have had so lasting an impact as Joan of Arc, who rallied a country behind her and continues to inspire people today. Although she began life as a peasant, she became a key figure in the latter stages of the Hundred Years' War. As a teenager she experienced visions from God calling her to aid the French king. Her confidence and bearing, along with her fervent adherence to God and her Catholic faith, belied her age and so influenced the monarch that he made her commander of one of his companies. She helped lead the French forces in battle against the English, in turn becoming a national icon. However, she was eventually captured and tried by the English in a trial rife with ecclesiastical and political overtones. Convicted as a heretic, Joan was sentenced and burned at the stake. As a martyr, she gained mythic status and the Roman Catholic Church made her a saint in 1920. This book presents a fascinating study of Joan of Arc's life based on excerpts from John A Mooney's gripping 1919 biography. The overview is augmented by a substantial and selective bibliography, featuring access provided through author, title, and subject indexes.
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The Loves Of Charles Ii

Author : Jean Plaidy
ISBN : 9780307337542
Genre : Fiction
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From princesses to country girls to actresses…the loves of Charles II come to life. Ten years after Charles I was deposed and executed, his son, Charles II, regains the throne after many years in exile. Charles is determined not only to restore the monarchy but also to revive a society that has suffered under many years of Puritan rule, when everything from theater to Christmas festivals was illegal. As king, Charles II throws himself into the gaiety of court life, becoming a patron of the arts and a consummate lover of women. He first secures a strong dynastic alliance by marrying Catherine of Braganza, a shy, plain Portuguese princess who falls in love with her handsome husband and brings him great wealth, but can never give him the son he longs for. For many years, his “untitled queen” is a bold and sensual older woman—Barbara, Countess of Castlemaine—whose husband is routinely paid to look the other way. But when the politically ambitious Lady Castlemaine becomes too powerful, she is replaced by Louise de Kéroualle, a baby-faced French noblewoman who may have been sent to Charles’s court as a spy. His other great love, and Louise’s rival, is Nell Gwyn, a stage actress who rises from the streets of London to become the king’s favorite and a hero of the working class. Court intrigue and affairs of the heart weave together in this unforgettable page-turner.
Category: Fiction

Cassette Books

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ISBN : PURD:32754075480024
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Katharine Of Aragon

Author : Jean Plaidy
ISBN : 0307496333
Genre : Fiction
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For the first time in paperback—all three of Jean Plaidy’s Katharine of Aragon novels in one volume. Legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy begins her tales of Henry VIII’s queens with the story of his first wife, the Spanish princess Katharine of Aragon. As a teenager, Katharine leaves her beloved Spain, land of olive groves and soaring cathedrals, for the drab, rainy island of England. There she is married to the king’s eldest son, Arthur, a sickly boy who dies six months after the wedding. Katharine is left a widow who was never truly a wife, lonely in a strange land, with a very bleak future. Her only hope of escape is to marry the king’s second son, Prince Henry, now heir to the throne. Tall, athletic, handsome, a lover of poetry and music, Henry is all that Katharine could want in a husband. But their first son dies and, after many more pregnancies, only one child survives, a daughter. Disappointed by his lack of an heir, Henry’s eye wanders, and he becomes enamored of another woman—a country nobleman’s daughter named Anne Boleyn. When Henry begins searching for ways to put aside his loyal first wife, Katharine must fight to remain Queen of England and to keep the husband she once loved so dearly.
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The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373583
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature

Talking Books Adult

Author : Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
ISBN : WISC:89119245751
Genre : Talking books
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American Bookseller

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ISBN : MINN:319510005689935
Genre : Booksellers and bookselling
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Category: Booksellers and bookselling

St James Guide To Crime Mystery Writers

Author : Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020147562
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides information on the most influential English-language writers of the crime and mystery genre. Each entry includes author biographies; complete bibliographies; lists of critical studies; locations of manuscripts; the writer's own comments on his or her work, when available; and an essay written by an expert of the genre.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Romantic Spirit

Author : Mary June Kay
ISBN : 0961099615
Genre : Reference
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Category: Reference

Now Read On

Author : Mandy Hicken
ISBN : UOM:39015019823585
Genre : American fiction
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A guide for librarians and booksellers who are often asked by clients for other popular fiction by their favorite author (especially under a different name in a different genre) or books similar to the ones they like. Within sections of genres, such as historical, macabre, and science fiction, provides a biographical profile of authors, a description of their writing style, the relevant titles they have published, and (new to the third edition) a list of similar authors. All authors write in English; most are British and are still writing. Updated for the second time in four years, and projected to be updated periodically. Indexed by author and recurring characters. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: American fiction

Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210120536
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015033709471
Genre : American literature
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Twentieth Century Romance And Historical Writers

Author : Lesley Henderson
ISBN : UOM:39015020682947
Genre : American fiction
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An encyclopedic, biographical survey of the genre. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a complete list of separately published books, and a signal critical essay. In addition, living entrants were invited to comment on their work. Series characters and locales have been indicated. Also included are notations of available bibliographies, manuscript collections, and critical studies. Acidic paper. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: American fiction