By Margaret Thomson Davis
First released 1994, 1999 by means of Black & White Publishing Ltd
Beginning in Glasgow through the Jacobite emerging of 1745, The Tobacco Lords Trilogy is the epic tale of 2 very assorted ladies – Annabelle Ramsay, the wilful and impetuous daughter of a wealthy Tobacco Lord, and Regina Chisholm, a toddler of the slums, born to a lifetime of poverty and degradation but decided to make anything of herself. because the tale unfolds, their lives and loves develop into tragically intertwined, and the 2 ladies develop into lethal enemies – opponents in an all-consuming ardour that would final a life-time and stick to them from the streets of Glasgow to the seashores of the recent global and the splendour of colonial Williamsburg.
A compelling tale of romance and contention, The Tobacco Lords Trilogy can also be a marvellous evocation of the town of Glasgow and its humans within the 18th century – from the wealth and grandeur of the Tobacco Lords, the city's thriving retailers, to the poverty and desperation of the filthy, overcrowded tenements.
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By Edward Marston
An exquisitely designed silver coffee-pot within the form of a locomotive is on its option to Cardiff within the care of the younger, gifted silversmith, Hugh Kellow. it's been commissioned by way of filthy rich ironmaster Clifford Tomkins for his acquisitive spouse, who wishes it to be the envy of all her neighbors – and enemies.
But the coffee-pot is stolen. whilst a grotesque homicide is dedicated on the Railway resort, Winifred Tomkins is distraught. being concerned little for the useless silversmith, all she will be able to take into consideration is her lacking treasure. Inspector Colbeck and Sergeant Leeming of the Detective division are summoned to Wales from London through telegraph and they're quickly faced by means of a few extra crimes. the location is complex through the arriving of a recognized theatre corporation and via revelations of illicit liaisons between individuals of the neighborhood excessive society. there isn't any scarcity of suspects and Colbeck has to sift via layers of deceit to discover the killer – earlier than it's too late.
By Kim Stanley Robinson
Kim Stanley Robinson - Galileo's Dream
At the guts of a provocative narrative that stretches from Renaissance Italy to the moons of Jupiter is the daddy of contemporary technological know-how: Galileo Galilei. To the population of the Jovian moons, Galileo is a respected determine whose activities will impact the next background of the human race. From the summit in their far-off destiny, a charismatic renegade named Ganymede travels to the previous to carry Galileo ahead in an try to adjust background and make sure the ascendancy of technology over faith. And if that implies Galileo needs to be burned on the stake, so be it. From Galileo's heresy trial to the politics of far-future Jupiter, Kim Stanley Robinson illuminates the parallels among prior and an excellent extra distant future--in the method celebrating the human spirit and calling into query the handy truths of our personal second in time.
By Zvi Schreiber
A novel founded round the historical past of physics. It tells the tale of a tender lady from the longer term named Fizz, who time travels to fulfill physicists reminiscent of Aristotle, Galileo, Newton and Einstein, and speak about their work.
A younger WOMAN'S QUEST to solve THE UNIVERSE
The destiny. based on environmental degradation, the Eco-community sect eschews technological know-how and know-how, returning an austere agricultural lifetime of nature-worship. yet one younger member, Fizz, struggles to reconcile those doctrines along with her personal burning interest. Risking existence and social status, Fizz embarks on a quest that brings her face-to-face with the often-eccentric giants of physics, from Aristotle and Galileo to Einstein and Hawking. One stumble upon at a time, Fizz items jointly the complex workings of our universe, whereas suffering from the ensuing highbrow, ethical, and private demanding situations.
Returning as a replaced individual from her epic quest, Fizz faces the choice that would switch her international forever.
In the style of the hugely winning Sophie's international, Fizz weaves the weird and encouraging background of physics into the touching, dramatic, own tale of a tender lady named Fizz who comes of age whereas voyaging around the centuries.
EXCERPTS FROM FOREWORD journal CLARION evaluation - 5 STARS through Holly Doering
Not due to the fact that Sophie’s international, to which this novel bears vital similarities, has there been a ebook to do for the clinical international what the previous did for philosophy—inform, intrigue, and entertain… younger women who accompany Fizz on her trip will fast detect how reliable it feels to fulfill their interest approximately how the universe works. women and men of every age who take pleasure in studying outdoors of college can also be enthralled with those adventures in physics…
Zvi Schreiber’s writing is apparent and the plot zooms along… loads of enjoyable
By Teresa Medeiros
Wounded in a foiled theft test, Scottish bandit Sebastian Kerr needs to depend upon the help of Prudence Walker, an blameless orphan.
By James R. Benn
In this 7th installment of James R. Benn's hit WWII-era secret sequence, Lieutenant Billy Boyle is going undercover within the Vatican.
Lieutenant Billy Boyle can have used a leisure after his final case, but if his female friend, Diana Seaton, a British secret agent, is going lacking within the Vatican, the place she was once operating undercover, he insists on being assigned to a homicide research there so he can attempt to aid her.
An American monsignor is located murdered on the foot of Death's Door, one of many 5 entrances to Saint Peter's Basilica. Wild invoice Donovan, head of the OSS, wishes the killing investigated. the truth that the Vatican is impartial territory in German-occupied Rome is just one of the stumbling blocks Billy needs to triumph over. First is a harrowing trip, smuggled into Rome whereas heading off the Gestapo and Allied bombs. Then he needs to navigate Vatican politics and personalities--some are pro-Allied, others pro-Nazi, and the remaining steadfastly neutral--to study the reality concerning the murdered monsignor. yet that's no longer his merely crisis; only a brief stroll from the Vatican border is the notorious Regina Coeli criminal, the place Diana is being held. Can he dare a rescue, or will a failed try alert the Germans to his challenge and possibility an open violation of Vatican neutrality?
By Diane Pearson
First released in 1975 as a Fawcett Crest e-book by means of Ballantine Books
This nice bestseller used to be in comparison with long gone WITH THE WIND while first released in 1975. CSARDAS - taken from the identify of the Hungarian nationwide dance - follows the fortunes of the mesmerizing Ferenc sisters from their glittering beginnings in aristocratic Hungary, in the course of the traumas of 2 global Wars.
From the surprising attractiveness of coming-out balls, feudal estates and a tradition steeped in romance, to terror and hunger within the focus camps - no tale can be extra dramatic than that of Eva and Amalia Ferenc, whose destiny it truly is to be debutantes while the shot which killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo plunged Europe into the 1st global warfare. Their tale is spell binding, tragic, romantic - and totally unputdownable.
By Barbara Cleverly
Cambridge, October 1933. contained in the previous All Hallows Church on All Hallows' Eve, surgeon Adelaide Hartest bears witness to the ultimate moments of a loss of life stranger. regardless of the dagger plunged into the stranger's chest, the loss of life is governed a suicide, compounded by way of a proper confession earlier than death.
The sufferer, it's printed, is understood to Scotland backyard, and Assistant Commissioner Joe Sandilands is distributed all of the approach from London to enquire. Thrown right into a lethal ring of cloak-and-dagger politics and high-society hedonism, Sandilands needs to discover the reality ahead of the Hellfire membership, an elite society composed of intelligentsia and aristocrats, topples the associations and harms the folk he has sworn to protect—especially one he has come to really love.
By Robyn Young
Released within the 12 months of the 700th anniversary of a pivotal occasion in Scottish heritage - the conflict of Bannockburn - comes the belief of Robyn Young's epic trilogy approximately Robert the Bruce, certainly one of history's maximum rebels.
An epic tale involves an exhilarating climax as Robert the Bruce nears the fulfilment of his destiny.
Robert has accomplished his nice ambition to be topped King of Scotland, yet in so doing has provoked the wrath of Edward of britain. elevating the dreaded dragon banner, the English king marches north, decided to recapture the kingdom.
But the English usually are not Robert's basically enemies. by way of murdering his nice rival, John Comyn, he has cut up the dominion aside and together with his forces depleted and plenty of of his personal countrymen grew to become opposed to him, Robert is pressured to escape into the desert. He has a crown, yet no state, the need to steer, yet no genuine authority.
The street ahead of him is all yet most unlikely, with treachery and heartbreak at each flip, yet Robert needs to test slowly, without doubt, to regain the army virtue and the glory of a nation.
Fighting from hidden strongholds and the Western Isles, with the help of some courageous males and the attractive noblewoman, Christiana, Robert drives in the direction of where the place he'll meet Edward II and choose the way forward for Scotland, in an epic disagreement close to the village of Bannockburn
By Pat Barker
From Booker Prize winner Pat Barker, a masterful novel that portrays the astonishing human rate of the nice conflict. Admirers of her Regeneration Trilogy in addition to fanatics of Downton Abbey and War Horse might be enthralled.
With Toby’s Room, a sequel to her commonly praised past novel Life Class, the incomparable Pat Barker confirms her position within the pantheon of Britain’s most interesting novelists. This indelible portrait of a kinfolk torn aside via warfare specializes in Toby Brooke, a scientific scholar, and his more youthful sister Elinor. Enmeshed in an internet of complex kinfolk relationships, Elinor and Toby are shut: a few may well say too shut. but if global conflict I starts, Toby is published to front as a clinical officer whereas Elinor remains in London to proceed her high-quality artwork stories on the Slade, less than the tutelage of Professor Henry Tonks. There, in a startling improvement dependent in general, Elinor unearths that her drafting talents are deployed to help within the literal reconstruction of these maimed in combat.
One day in 1917, Elinor has a surprising premonition that Toby won't go back from France. 3 weeks later the relations gets a telegram informing them that Toby is “Missing, Believed Killed” in Ypres. even if, there's no physique, and Elinor refuses to just accept the respectable clarification. Then she unearths a letter hidden within the lining of Toby’s uniform; Toby knew he wasn’t coming again, and he means that fellow soldier package Neville will recognize why.
Toby’s Room is an eloquent literary narrative of trouble and resilience, love and betrayal, and pain and redemption. In unflinching but dependent prose, Pat Barker captures the enormity of the war’s impact—not purely on squaddies on the entrance yet at the family they depart in the back of.