Hosts of Rebecca
By Alexander Cordell
It is the time of the Rebecca Riots when economic turmoil and unjust taxes have left the communities of south Wales in dire poverty with many on the brink of starvation. Atime when young men ride through the night smashing and burning the symbols of their oppression. The Mortymer family have left their home in the iron-making country of Blaenafon to seek work in the coal mines of the south. Young Jethro Mortymer decides that he must join the rioters in their bitter struggle even as he is tortured by his own struggle to conceal the love he has for the beautiful Mari, his brother's wife.THE HOSTS OF REBECCA is a brilliant continuation of Alexander Cordell's classicstory of mid-nineteenth century Wales which began with THE RAPE OF THE FAIR COUNTRY.
By Martin Davies
Havana in the 1850s is a city as dangerous as it is exotic. The murder of a humble night watchman at the British Consulate seems to worry neither the Consul nor the police.But one person cared for the old man. The enigmatic courtesan Leonarda will not rest until she understands the mystery of his death. In wintry England, George Backhouse is plucked from obscurity in the Foreign Office and given an unexpected promotion. His task: to travel to Cuba and take a stand against the illegal slave trade still flourishing there.But Havana is a tinderbox of intrigue. As the great powers of the region conspire against each other with increasing ruthlessness for control of the island, Backhouse comes to see that the most innocent of actions could spark a devastating war. To protect their interests, the powers-that-be in Whitehall are prepared to turn a blind eye to many things. Leonarda will not.But what of George Backhouse?
The Healing Blade
By Alexander Cordell
An epic of the days when personal honour and patriotism were moreimportant than any one man's life. John Regan has a secret mission crucial to the success of the infamousUnited Irishmen's Rebellion of 1798.A thrilling historical adventure for younger readers from the bestselling author of Rape of the Fair Country, first published in 1971 and now available as an eBookfor the first time.
The Hearth and Eagle
By Anya Seton
A richly detailed historical saga from the bestselling author of Katherine and Green Darkness. 'Anya Seton takes us into other worlds, making us live for a few hours on a grand scale' (Women's Journal)Beginning in 1630, this is the story of the sleepy New England fishing village of Marblehead, Massachusetts from its earliest settlement to modern times, and of a family who called it their home for generations. Hesper Honeywood is unlike the obedient, deeply religious women of her family's past. While she copies the grim and pious behaviour of her cold and distant mother, she dreams of a life of passion and adventure beyond the confines of Marblehead and The Hearth and Eagle Inn. ANYA SETON (1904 -1990) was the author of 10 bestselling historical novels: Dragonwyk, My Theodosia, The Turquoise, The Hearth & Eagle, Foxfire, Katherine, Avalon, The Winthrop Woman, Devil Water and Green Darkness
How to Buy a House
By Kirstie Allsopp, Phil Spencer
FULLY UPDATEDBuying a house should be one of the most rewarding things you can do, but it's also one of biggest financial commitments you'll ever make so not surprisingly it can be very stressful.In How to Buy a House, professional homefinders Phil and Kirstie from Location Location Location balance the odds, helping you to find and buy your new home with confidence and success, whether you're getting a foot on the ladder or upsizing.From city flats to country retreats, Kirstie and Phil take you through the buying process, highlighting pitfalls and offering practical tips that could save you time, money and heartache, in this essential companion.
House of Tomorrow
By Claire Lorrimer
This is the moving true story of Jeanette Roberts, a young London girl who survived appalling abuse in her own childhood, and so determined to give other children in the same position the love and care she had been denied. A chance meeting with a small boy she caught stealing led to a life-long commitment to a steady stream of disturbed, abused and handicapped children whom everyone else had turned away. By becoming their beloved 'Mum', Jeanette has been able to transform their lives, giving them the protection they so desperately need.
The Hard Way
By Denise Robins
A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1949, and available now for the first time in eBook.
History of Medicine: All That Matters
By Tim Hall
The History of Medicine is an amiable amble through medicine's past, designed as a primer for those taking history of medicine modules as part of their studies and for the wider public seeking a relaxed yet informative read. The approach is to follow medicine's history through the author's neatly designed 'Ages' that offer a meaningful way of grasping and memorising key eras and events. Twenty one 'Ages' take us from 'pre-history' to a glimpse of the future. The chapters' themes will clearly straddle timelines rather than be perfectly chronological, although there is a general progression through time. This book is not a description of all that ever happened in medicine's history. It is a collection of true stories of the more pivotal and fascinating bits. Through stories of inspiring and often odd people and inspired and often distinctly unexpected objects we take a journey through the archipelago of medicine's somewhat quirky history and stop on the shores of some of its more alluring islands. Then, armed with the map, the more keenly disposed may dip into the surrounding waters as far and as deeply as they choose.
By Karen Robards
Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans Police Department's top hostage negotiators, and she's never failed to get every hostage out alive. But this time, it's different: the hostages include her father - the superintendent of police - and the mayor. And this time, she's trying to negotiate with Reed Ware, a former co-worker who left the force in disgrace, and who is considered to be volatile and extremely dangerous. As police snipers arrive on the scene, Caroline has only a few moments left to persuade the hot-headed, reckless (and extremely handsome) Reed to turn himself in before anyone gets hurt. But when the SWAT team runs out of patience and launches an attack, Reed manages to escape - taking Caroline hostage in the chaos. He then tells her he's uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the police department and city government, and those involved will stop at nothing to keep him from exposing what he knows . . . including murder. Now Caroline must question everything she thought she knew about her job and her city and join Reed on the run . . . putting both her life - and her heart - in jeopardy.
How to Survive Outdoors: Teach Yourself
By Jason Polley
Every year, more than 40,000 people climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Millions head for the greatoutdoors every weekend, and the concept of the Great Outdoors has never been morepopular. If you are one of them, would you know what to do if you got stranded or hurt?"How to Survive Outdoors" gives essential, practical advice for situationsthat aren't in any way implausible. It starts with ten life-saving tips, then outlinesthe crucial components - water, food, shelter and so on. It covers scenarios any one of uscould encounter, including plane crashes and sinkings.
House of the Seventh Cross
By Denise Robins
A dramatic story of love and intrigue set in the glamorous sun of Majorca.When Rosamund Lowe recovers consciousness after a holiday car-crash, she finds herself in a strange house, and gazed upon by mysterious faces. Kept as a virtual prisoner, and almost forced into marriage against her will, she is confused by the sinister atmosphere that prevailed. And although she meets a destitute singer for whom she conceives a violent passion, it is only when she fully recovers her memory that she is able to piece the puzzle together and find the girl she is being forced to impersonate.
By Denise Robins
Philippa had come out to Malaya five years ago, full of ideals, to marry George March. And for five years they have been 'happily married' - Philippa would never 'fool around' like the other bored planters' wives in Khota. In the club, where hypocritical gossip abounded, it never touched Philippa March. Until that night when Hugh Dawltry, handsome, mysterious, flirtatious Hugh, tells her he loves her. She knows Hugh's reputation as a libertine, knows that she should feel nothing for him. Soon, however, she begins to notice some disturbing things about George, about their marriage. Soon, Philippa realizes that she is head over heels in love with Hugh, but that duty must keep her trapped in marriage to a vicious, pompous bore. The Heat Wave has begun, tearing a woman's heart in two.
Heart of Paris
By Denise Robins
Nineteen year old Annabel Graye is suddenly left penniless in Paris when financial disaster overtakes her rich father. Fortunately, she is offered a job at the world famous couturier, Maison Christophe, and there her beauty and elegance make her easily the top mannequin. Paris is captivated by her and none more madly than Christophe himself. However, he is engaged to marry the wealthy influential Michèle Luchacre and she is determined to hold on to him. Seeing that Annabel is taking her place in his heart, Michèle, with the assistance of gypsy model Guida, hatches a seemingly infallible plot to discredit Annabel - and the English girl falls right into the trap.Denise Robins is at her best in this delightful tale of romance and intrigue in the heart of Paris.
History of Medicine: All That Matters
By Tim Hall
History of Medicine: All That Matters identifies sixteen different ages of medicine, each with its own challenges, solutions, developments and remarkable stories. As well as making for a pacy and readable narrative, this innovative approach enables the reader to understand the context of medical developments without losing sight of their sheer excitement, importance and (at times) serendipity.Dr Tim Hall is both an award-winning writer and a practical medic, and he brings to the history of medicine both the writer's ability to find and tell a story, and the medic's ability to understand and explain the science. The result is the best short history of medicine written for many years.This accessible and informative book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to the history of medicine - and what matters most about it.
Hearts & Minds
By Mark Bles
Malaya, 1948. In the heart of the jungle a band of Chinese communists are grouping together, mounting a series of raids and murders on isolated villages and rubber plantations. In Kuala Lumpur Edward Fairfax, a para seconded to Intelligence, is preparing to outwit the elusive enemy. The hostile territory is rife with dangers and seductions from Edward's arch-enemy Ho Peng, to enigmatic Liya, the beautiful girl whom he recruits as a source of information. As the threat of insurgency mounts and a State of Emergency is declared, Edward is plunged into a brutal jungle war which will test his courage, cunning and endurance - as well as the hearts and minds of the people - to their limits. The risks have never been greater...
His Father's Son
By Malcolm Macdonald
On a winter's morning in 1915, a baby boy is quietly brought down to a Cotswold gamekeeper's cottage. Fitzie is the love child of Miriam Lessore, the wayward daughter of the manor house. The father is rumoured to be the Prince of Wales - although one man knows different. Brought up as their own by Patrick and Martha Davy, the gamekeeper and his wife, the scandalous truth will never be known. Until Patrick returns from the war, his obedience to the old order gone, and ambitious now to become wealthy and independent. Until Martha joins Miriam in a business venture. Then, as the traditional divisions between squire and servant change, the pressures for the truth to be revealed become even more unbearable...
Happy Hour in Hell
By Tad Williams
Bobby Dollar has a problem or four of epic proportions. Problem one: his best friend Sam has given him an angel's feather that also happens to be evidence of an unholy pact between Bobby's employers and those who dwell in the infernal depths. Problem two: Eligor, Grand Duke of Hell, wants to get his claws on the feather at all costs, but particularly at all cost to Bobby . Problem three: Bobby has fallen in love with Casimira, Countess of Cold Hands, who just happens to be Eligor's girlfriend. Problem four: Eligor, aware of Problem three, has whisked Casimira off to the Bottomless Pit itself, telling Bobby he will never see her again unless he hands over the feather.But Bobby, long-time veteran of the endless war between above and below, is not the type of guy who finds Hell intimidating. All he has to do is toss on a demon's body, sneak through the infernal gates, solve the mystery of the angel's feather, and rescue the girl. Saving the day should just be a matter of an eon or two of anguish, mutilation and horror.If only it were that easy.
How to be a Bad Christian
By Dave Tomlinson
In the course of his work as a vicar, Dave Tomlinson meets lots of people who describe themselves as 'not good enough' to be a Christian, thinking that faith involves going to church a lot, or believing in a list of strange things, or following certain rules. But being a Christian isn't about any of that - and actually, following Jesus is a lot easier, and more fun, than most people think...In this handbook to Christianity for people who describe themselves as spiritual but not necessarily religious, Dave sketches out some key practices for how to be a 'bad' Christian, including how to talk to God without worrying about prayer, how to read the Bible without turning off your brain, and how to think with your soul rather than trying to follow rules. With beautiful illustrations from artist Rob Pepper, this is an accessible, light-hearted book, but one with a powerful invitation: to be the person you've always wanted to be, following a God you've always hoped is on your side.
High Heels and Holiness
By Jo Saxton, Sally Breen
'With their usual warmth and honesty, Jo and Sally tackle tricky subjects head-on, giving sound advice and wisdom that is firmly rooted in real life. This book is a joy to read' Ali Martin, Soul SurvivorSociety has no problem telling women what they should be. It determines their dreams and expectations, and dictates how they should feel about their image, relationships and career. So how do we do life - friendship, money, men and the rest - with wisdom and integrity? As Christian women, where is our place in today's culture? How do we embrace life and live it to the full? In HIGH HEELS AND HOLINESS Jo Saxton and Sally Breen get to grips with all these questions, giving a friendly, practical guide to being a faithful disciple in today's world - high heels and all.
By Anne Lamott
I do not know much about God and prayer, but I have come to believe, over the last twenty-five years, that there's something to be said about keeping prayer simple. Help. Thanks. Wow.' Readers of all ages have followed and cherished Anne Lamott's funny and perceptive writing about faith and prayer. And in Help, Thanks, Wow she has coalesced everything she's learned about prayer into these simple, transformative truths. These three simple prayers will get you through tough times, everyday struggles, and the hard work of ordinary life.It is these three prayers - asking for assistance, appreciating the good we witness, and feeling awe at the world - that get us through the day and show us the way forward. In Help, Thanks, Wow , Lamott recounts how she came to these insights, explains what they have meant to her over the years and how they've helped, and explores how others have embraced these ideas.Help is the first of three eBooks, each covering a single section of Anne Lamott's latest book, Help, Thanks, Wow. Insightful and honest as only Anne Lamott can be, this is a book that new Lamott readers will love and longtime Lamott fans will treasure.