White Rose Rebel

Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141910569
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

Download or read book White Rose Rebel written by Janet Paisley and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2008-06-05 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anne Farquharson is a Highland girl – tempestuous, bold, determined to be her own woman. Yet the clan Farquharson is threatened. The Highlands suffer at the domineering hand of English King George, while there are rumours that Bonnie Prince Charlie, exiled to France, is raising an army in a bid for the throne. When Anne marries a clan chief and creates a shaky alliance, she is doing more than taking his bed. Soon she is drawn into the heart of a brutal and bloody conflict, and as the Jacobite rebellion escalates, she and her husband find themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield. White Rose Rebel is inspired by the true story of a Highland heroine who risked everything for her country and its rightful king.

White Rose Rebel

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ISBN : 9781408414101
Pages : 489 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (414 users)

Download or read book White Rose Rebel written by Janet Paisley and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 489 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The White Rose

Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN : 1466831022
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (466 users)

Download or read book The White Rose written by Glen Cook and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 1990-04-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She is the last hope of good in the war against the evil sorceress known as the Lady. From a secret base on the Plains of Fear, where even the Lady hesitates to go, the Black Company, once in service to the Lady, now fights to bring victory to the White Rose. But now an even greater evil threatens the world. All the great battles that have gone before will seem a skirmishes when the Dominator rises from the grave. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

White Rose Rebel

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ISBN : 9780857574275
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Download or read book White Rose Rebel written by Janet Paisley and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Last White Rose

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1849018022
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (849 users)

Download or read book The Last White Rose written by Desmond Seward and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-09-16 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brilliant new interpretation of one of the most dramatic periods of British history. The Wars of the Roses didn't end at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Despite the death of Richard III and Henry VII's victory, it continued underground into the following century with plots, pretenders and subterfuge by the ousted white rose faction. In a brand new interpretation of this turning point in history, well known historian Desmond Seward reviews the story of the Tudors' seizure of the throne and shows that for many years they were far from secure. He challenges the way we look at the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, explaining why there were so many Yorkist pretenders and conspiracies, and why the new dynasty had such difficulty establishing itself. King Richard's nephews, the Earl of Warwick and the little known de la Pole brothers, all had the support of dangerous enemies overseas, while England was split when the lowly Perkin Warbeck skilfully impersonated one of the princes in the tower in order to claim the right to the throne. Warwick's surviving sister Margaret also became the desperate focus of hopes that the White Rose would be reborn. The book also offers a new perspective on why Henry VIII, constantly threatened by treachery, real or imagined, and desperate to secure his power with a male heir, became a tyrant. Praise for Desmond Seward's A Brief History of the War of the Roses: 'It is hard to imagine a historian more in command of his subject... The result is history as compelling as any novel' Independent 'This is a splendidly and vividly written book.' Evening Standard A Brief History of the Hundred Years Wars: 'A well-written narrative, beautifully illustrated, and which takes into account most recent scholarship. It is also a good read.' Richard Cobb, New Statesman

The White Rose

Publisher : eNet Press
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ISBN : 1618863487
Pages : 525 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (618 users)

Download or read book The White Rose written by Jan Westcott and published by eNet Press. This book was released on 2015-02-24 with total page 525 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical romance based on the life of King Edward IV and his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville. Their union increased the hostility of an increasingly divided royal family and escalated the violence of the War of the Roses -- a murderous and bloody conflict between the House of York and the House of Lancaster.

Chronicles of the Black Company

Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN : 1466831081
Pages : 704 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (466 users)

Download or read book Chronicles of the Black Company written by Glen Cook and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2007-11-13 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Darkness wars with darkness as the hard-bitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must. They bury their doubts with their dead. Then comes the prophecy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more... This omnibus edition comprises The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose—the first three novels in Glen Cook's bestselling fantasy series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

White Rose History, Volume I [Academic Version]

Publisher : Exclamation! Publishers
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ISBN : 9780971054196
Pages : 649 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (54 users)

Download or read book White Rose History, Volume I [Academic Version] written by Ruth Hanna Sachs and published by Exclamation! Publishers. This book was released on 2003-11 with total page 649 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Like White Rose History Volume I (Regular Edition, ISBN 0-9710541-4-2), this book tells the complete story of how the students who came to be known as the White Rose decided to resist Hitler and the crimes of the Nazi Party. Unlike most extant literature, does not focus solely on Hans and Sophie Scholl, but widens the scope to include ALL who sacrificed their lives for this cause. Differs from regular edition because of footnotes and additional information not suitable for younger readers (the target age of the regular edition).

Annals of the Black Company

Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN : 1250305616
Pages : 2832 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (25 users)

Download or read book Annals of the Black Company written by Glen Cook and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2018-08-14 with total page 2832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this action-packed fantasy series, darkness wars with darkness as the hard-bitten mercenaries of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must. They bury their doubts with their dead. More than a million books in this timeless epic fantasy in print! “With the Black Company series Glen Cook single-handedly changed the face of fantasy.” --Steven Erikson The Annals of the Black Company discounted ebundle includes: The Black Company, Shadows Linger, The White Rose, Shadow Games, Dreams of Steel, The Silver Spike, Bleak Seasons, She Is The Darkness, Water Sleeps, Soldiers Live Other Tor books by Glen Cook Instrumentalities of the Night The Tyranny of the Night Lord of the Silent Kingdom Surrender to the Will of the Night Working God's Mischief At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Black Company

Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN : 146683109X
Pages : 320 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (466 users)

Download or read book The Black Company written by Glen Cook and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 1992-03-15 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Some feel the Lady, newly risen from centuries in thrall, stands between humankind and evil. Some feel she is evil itself. The hardbitten men of the Black Company take their pay and do what they must, burying their doubts with their dead. Until the prophesy: The White Rose has been reborn, somewhere, to embody good once more. There must be a way for the Black Company to find her... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Literature and Union

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0198736231
Pages : 448 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (198 users)

Download or read book Literature and Union written by Gerard Carruthers and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-18 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literature and Union opens up a new front in interdisciplinary literary studies. There has been a great deal of academic work - both in the Scottish context and more broadly - on the relationship between literature and nationhood, yet almost none on the relationship between literature andunions. This volume introduces the insights of the new British history into mainstream Scottish literary scholarship. The contributors, who are from all shades of the political spectrum, will interrogate from various angles the assumption of a binary opposition between organic Scottish values andthose supposedly imposed by an overbearing imperial England. Viewing Scottish literature as a clash between Scottish and English identities loses sight of the internal Scottish political and religious divisions, which, far more than issues of nationhood and union, were the primary sources ofconflict in Scottish culture for most of the period of Union, until at least the early twentieth century.The aim of the volume is to reconstruct the story of Scottish literature along lines which are more historically persuasive than those of the prevailing grand narratives in the field. The chapters fall into three groups: (1) those which highlight canonical moments in Scottish literary Unionism -John Bull, "Rule, Britannia", Humphry Clinker, Ivanhoe and England, their England; (2) those which investigate key themes and problems, including the Unions of 1603 and 1707, Scottish Augustanism, the Burns Cult, Whig-Presbyterian and sentimental Jacobite literatures; and (3) comparative pieces onEuropean and Anglo-Irish phenomena.

The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends

Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838912567
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

Download or read book The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Blends written by Megan M. McArdle and published by American Library Association. This book was released on 2014-09-24 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Genre fiction has always been a complex mixture of themes and elements. The increasing popularity of “genre blends,” or fiction that straddles the traditional labels, means greater pleasure for readers but a greater challenge for readers’ advisory. In this informative and entertaining book McArdle gets library staff up to speed on these engaging titles, showing how such crossover fiction appeals to fanbases of multiple genres. Complete with booklists, summaries, read-alikes, and thorough indexes, this guide Covers suspense, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, and science fiction, as well as non-genre titles that don’t neatly fit into any categoriesOffers guidance for shelving, displaying, and marketing genre blendsShows how to make the most of online discovery tools in cataloging these titlesIncludes “Blend MVPs,” a section spotlighting several popular authors who regularly move between genres, and a useful bibliography of additional resources Providing a unique look at how common genres are often combined, this guide will open up new worlds of fiction to readers’ advisors and those whom they serve.

100 Must-read Historical Novels

Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1408113961
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (48 users)

Download or read book 100 Must-read Historical Novels written by Nick Rennison and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-09-21 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brilliant guide to 100 of the finest historical novels ever published from Victor Hugo to Sarah Waters.

Alight Here

Publisher : Cargo Publishing
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ISBN : 1910741043
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book Alight Here written by Alan Bissett and published by Cargo Publishing. This book was released on 2015-06-02 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When we think of Scottish literature we think first of the urban grit which came from Edinburgh and Glasgow or the rural poetry of the Highlands and Islands. No-one thinks of Falkirk. Who ever came out of Falkirk? The place may be on the map due to engineering innovations such as the Falkirk Wheel and the iconic Kelpies sculpture but the town’s contribution to our nation’s literature has so far been underlooked. Edited and introduced by author and playwright, Alan Bissett - originally from Hallglen in Falkirk - this collection features established writers from the area such as Aidan Moffat, the lyrical genius behind the band Arab Strap; Gordon Legge, who was key to the ‘Rebel Inc’ movement of the 1990s; Janet Paisley, one of Scotland’s leading Scots language voices; and Brian McCabe, arguably one of Scotland’s most accomplished short-story writers. Alongside them are a host of new and young talents, as well as unseen poetry unearthed from Falkirk Archives. Together, these voices create a compelling picture of Falkirk.

Warrior Daughter

Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141916842
Pages : 400 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

Download or read book Warrior Daughter written by Janet Paisley and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2009-06-04 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspired by first century AD warrior women, Janet Paisley's Warrior Daughter is a gripping adventure about one young woman's struggle to survive in the harsh Celtic wilderness. 2,000 years ago on the Isle of Skye, a warrior is born. Daughter of an Iron Age warrior queen, Skaaha is wild, headstrong and revered. But she is also a child, and when a chariot race leaves the queen dead and her menacing rival Mara in her place, Skaaha's charmed life lies in ruins. Vulnerable, her future imperilled, Skaaha seeks to forge a life beyond the new queen's reach. But with rumour, fear and danger sweeping the island, she cannot remain unmoved. Broken by brutal misfortune, alone in a world of mistrust, Skaaha must unearth the courage to confront her enemies in defence of her people. Illuminated by the great Celtic fire festivals, Warrior Daughter is inspired by the historical Scathach, a fierce warrior woman of the first century AD and forerunner to the equally ferocious Boudicca. Praise for Janet Paisley's White Rose Rebel: 'Heather igniting historical adventure' Sunday Times 'A powerful historical page-turner with a beautiful, feisty heroine' Scotsman Janet Paisley is the author of five poetry collections, two of short fiction, a novella and numerous plays, radio, TV and film scripts. Accolades include a prestigious Creative Scotland Award (Not for Glory, stories), the Peggy Ramsay Memorial Award (Refuge, a play) and a BAFTA nomination (Long Haul, a short film). Her first novel, White Rose Rebel, is available from Penguin.