Download E-books Maiden Castle PDF

By John Cowper Powys

The novels of John Cowper Powys are like none different, containing the romantic extravagance and comedian exuberance of the good nineteenth-century novels with the self-conscious intensity and introspection of the nice Modernists. Maiden Castle portrays in pointillist element the complexities of sexual and romantic feeling that bedevil an eccentric forged of characters, and explores the mental idiosyncrasies that gas their hopes and goals, fantasies and failures.

At the guts of the radical is the aptly named Dud No-man, a ancient novelist widowed after a yearlong unconsummated marriage to a girl who keeps to hang-out him. encouraged by means of pity and his personal deep loneliness, Dud takes Wizzie Ravelston, an itinerant circus performer, into his domestic and center. Their awkward but endearing efforts to create a lifestyles jointly spread in counterpoint to the romantic and familial relationships that sizzle and simmer within the village of Dorchester. but whilst the characters in Maiden Castle fight with the perplexities of affection, wish and faith-readjusting their points of interest and affections-it is the looming fort of Maiden citadel that exerts the otherworldly strength that irrevocably determines the process their lives.

4th within the sequence of novels

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Download E-books Changeling (Order of Darkness) PDF

By Philippa Gregory

Dark myths, medieval secrets and techniques, intrigue, and romance populate the pages of this primary in a four-book youngster sequence from the number 1 bestselling writer of The different Boleyn Girl.

The 12 months is 1453 and all indicators element to it being the tip of the area. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, good-looking seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is recruited through a mysterious stranger to list the top of instances throughout Europe. Commanded via sealed orders, Luca is distributed to map the fears of Christendom and commute to the very frontier of fine and evil.

Seventeen-year-old Isolde, a girl Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to avoid her from claiming her wealthy inheritance. because the nuns in her care are pushed mad through unusual visions, jogging of their sleep, and exhibiting bleeding wounds, Luca is distributed to enquire and pushed to accuse her.

Forced to stand the best fears of the darkish ages—witchcraft, werewolves, madness—Luca and Isolde embark on a look for fact, their very own destinies, or even love as they take the unknown how you can the true ancient determine who defends the limits of Christendom and holds the secrets and techniques of the Order of Darkness.

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Download E-books The Apothecary (The Apothecary Series) PDF

By Maile Meloy

It truly is 1952 and the Scott relatives has simply moved from la to London. the following, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a desirable boy who is now not afraid to face as much as authority and desires of turning into a undercover agent. whilst Benjamin's father is abducted, Janie and Benjamin needs to discover the secrets and techniques of the apothecary's sacred publication, the Pharmacopoeia, with a view to locate him, all whereas retaining it out of the fingers in their enemies - Russian spies in ownership of nuclear guns. gaining knowledge of and trying out potions they by no means believed may perhaps exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a perilous race to save lots of the apothecary and stop forthcoming disaster.

Together with Ian Schoenherr's breathtaking illustrations, this can be a really lovely package deal from hide to hide. includes a teaser bankruptcy of the sequel, The Apprentices.

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Download E-books The Girl with the Iron Touch PDF

By Kady Cross

In 1897 London, anything no longer relatively human  is approximately to awaken 

When mechanical genius Emily is abducted by way of rogue automatons, Finley Jayne and her fellow misfits worry the worst. what is left in their archenemy, The Machinist, hungers to be resurrected, and Emily needs to transplant his awareness into one among his automatons—or forfeit her acquaintances' lives. 

With Griffin being mysteriously affected by the Aether, Finley turns to Jack Dandy, yet trusting the grasp legal is as harmful as controlling her darkish facet. in the meantime, Sam is looking in every single place for Emily. He might stroll into hell for her, however the selection she needs to make will try them greater than they can imagine. 

To retailer these she cares approximately, Emily needs to confront The Machinist's final creation—an automaton extra human than computing device. And if she's to have any likelihood at prevailing, she needs to summon a energy even she does not recognize she has….

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Download E-books The Silver Branch (The Roman Britain Trilogy) PDF

By Rosemary Sutcliff

Violence and unrest are sweeping via Roman Britain. Justin and Flavius locate themselves stuck up in the course of all of it after they find a plot to overthrow the Emperor. In worry for his or her lives, they assemble jointly a tattered band of fellows and lead them into the thick of conflict, to shield the glory of Rome. yet will they be in time to save lots of the Emperor . . .

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Download E-books A Spotlight for Harry (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) PDF

By Eric A. Kimmel

Harry Weiss—later often called Harry Houdini—is enthralled while the circus involves his Wisconsin city. He loves the entire acts, yet his favorites are the tightrope and the fantastic trick the place a guy hangs from a rope via his the teeth! Harry and his brother choose to try out circus methods in a close-by barn, and even supposing Harry’s headstrong selection leads him into difficulty, it additionally opens up a complete new global. during this evocative tale, Eric A. Kimmel tells how Harry Weiss came across his love for acting, decades prior to he grew to become global famous.
 
History Stepping Stones now characteristic up-to-date content material that emphasizes universal middle and today’s renewed curiosity in nonfiction. ideal for domestic, tuition, and library bookshelves!

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Download E-books Rifles for Watie PDF

By Harold Keith

Jeff Bussey walked swiftly up the rutted wagon highway towards fortress Leavenworth on his solution to subscribe to the Union volunteers. It was once 1861 in Linn County, Kansas, and Jeff used to be elated on the prospect of scuffling with for the North at last.

In the Indian kingdom south of Kansas there has been dread within the air; and the identify, Stand Watie, used to be on each tongue. A hero to the insurgent, a satan to the Union guy, Stand Watie led the Cherokee Indian Na-tion fearlessly and effectively on savage raids at the back of the Union strains. Jeff got here to grasp the Watie males purely too well.

He was once most likely the one soldier within the West to determine the Civil warfare from either side and dwell to inform approximately it. Amid the roar of cannon and the sleek of flying grape, Jeff realized what it intended to struggle in conflict. He discovered the way it felt by no means to have adequate to consume, to forage for his nutrients or starve. He observed the fairway fields of Kansas and Okla-homa laid waste through Watie's raiding events, houses gutted, worthwhile corn intentionally uprooted. He marched perpetually throughout parched, scorching land, via dust and slash-ing rain, continuously hungry, constantly soiled and dog-tired.

And, Jeff, plain-spoken and sincere, made neighbors and enemies. the buddies have been powerful males like Noah Babbitt, the itinerant printer who as soon as walked from Topeka to Galveston to determine the magnolias in bloom; boys like Jimmy Lear, too younger to hold a gun yet the right age to renounce his existence at Cane Hill; gruesome, big-eared Heifer, who made the easiest sourdough biscuits within the Choctaw state; and gorgeous Lucy Washbourne, insurgent to the marrow and pleased with it. The enemies have been males of an-other breed - hard-bitten Captain Clardy for one, a merciless officer with hatred for Jeff in his eyes and a gloomy mystery on his soul.

This is a wealthy and sweeping novel-rich in its landscape of heritage; in its information so transparent that the reader by no means doubts for a second that he's there; in its dozens of other humans, each totally discovered and thoroughly recognizable. it's a tale of a lesser -- recognized a part of the Civil conflict, the Western crusade, an element varied in its concerns and its difficulties, and fought with a unique savagery. Inexorably it strikes to a dramat-ic climax, evoking an excellent photograph of a battle and the boys of either side who fought in it.

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Download E-books A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver PDF

By E.L. Konigsburg

Eleanor of Aquitaine, spouse to 2 kings, mom to 2 others, has been ready in Heaven decades -- 8 centuries, roughly -- to be reunited along with her moment husband, Henry II of britain. ultimately, the day has come while Henry can be judged for admission. whereas Eleanor, by no means a sufferer girl in lifestyles or afterlife, waits, 3 humans, each one of whom was once with regards to Eleanor in the course of a time of her existence, sign up for her. Their recollections do way over aid distract Eleanor -- in addition they paint a wealthy portrait of a rare lady who used to be entrance and middle in a notable interval in background and whose accomplishments have had a huge effect on society throughout the a long time.

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Download E-books Sugar PDF

By Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ten-year-old Sugar lives at the River highway sugar plantation alongside the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, yet laboring within the fields all day does not make her think very loose. fortunately, Sugar has a knack for locating her personal enjoyable, specifically whilst she joins forces with forbidden buddy Billy, the white plantation owner's son.

Sugar has regularly yearned to profit extra concerning the global, and he or she sees her likelihood whilst chinese language employees are introduced in to assist harvest the cane. The older River street parents think threatened, yet Sugar is involved. As she befriends younger Beau and elder grasp Liu, they introduce her to the traditions in their tradition, and she or he, in flip, stocks the methods of plantation existence. Sugar quickly realizes that she needs to be the single to bridge the cultural hole and produce the neighborhood jointly. here's a tale of not going friendships and the way they could switch our lives forever.

From Jewell Parker Rhodes, the writer of Ninth Ward (a Coretta Scott King Honor booklet and a at the present time exhibit Al's ebook membership for children pick), here is one other story of a robust, lively younger woman who rises past her conditions and evokes others to paintings towards a brighter future.

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Download E-books A Faraway Island PDF

By Annika Thor

Two Jewish sister go away Austria in the course of WWII/Holocaust and locate shelter in Sweden.

It's the summer time of 1939. Jewish sisters from Vienna—12-year-old Stephie Steiner and seven-year-old Nellie—are despatched to Sweden to flee the Nazis. They count on to stick there six months, till their mom and dad can flee to Amsterdam; then all 4 will visit the US. yet because the global conflict intensifies, the ladies stay, every one together with her personal host relations, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden.
Nellie quick settles in to her new atmosphere. now not so for Stephie, who reveals it challenging to conform; she feels stranded on the finish of the realm, with a foster mom who is as unforgiving because the island itself. it is no ask yourself Stephie does not permit on that the most well-liked woman in class turns into her sour enemy, or that she endures the wounding slights of definite villagers. Her major fear, even though, is her parents—and no matter if she's going to ever see them again.

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