All England rejoices when Princess Elizabeth ascends the throne after the death of her tyrannical sister,Queen Mary.For the country,her crowning marks the end of an era of religious repression and the beginning of a new spirit of freedom.For Elizabeth,however,dark days are ahead.
Thrust into the role of monarch,the young queen inherits a kingdom full of bitter hatreds,treacherous plots,and ruthless violence.Her only solace is her company of childhood sweetheart,Robert Dudley,but as queen, the match is forbidden.And with enemies in her own court eager to exploit her naivete and wrest the crown from her,Elizabeth turns to Sir Francis Walsingham,the Master of Spies,a man whose own motives are suspects.In a game of high political risk and grave personal sacrifice,Elizabeth must prove herself worthy to rule-for the fate of a nation hangs in the balance.
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When it comes to giving advice on divorce issues and impounded pets, 13-year-old Theodore Boone is first choice with his teachers and classmates. Theo knows more about the law than most lawyers. But he also knows he has no business getting involved in his home town's first murder trial in years. That is, until a witness tells Theo he saw things the day of the murder that could bust the case wide open. The only problem is, he's too scared to talk Theo is the only person he'll trust. With the trial about to be lost for lack of evidence, and a witness who won't take the stand, suddenly Theo finds himself caught in the middle of his and the town biggest case ever . . .
Slumdog Millionaire ( Q And A )
Slumdog Millionaire ( Q And A ) by Vikas Swarup
A penniless 18-year-old waiter from the slums of India, Ram Mohammad Thomas is in prison after answering twelve questions correctly on a TV quiz show to win one billion rupees. The producers bribe the police and have him arrested, convinced that he has cheated his way to victory. As Ram's lawyer rescues him from prison, he also extracts Ram's amazing life-story in this warm-hearted tale full of comedy, tragedy, joy and pathos of 21st-century India. Now a major motion picture, this is author and Indian diplomat Vikas Sawrup's first novel.
Our Kind of Traitor
Our Kind of Traitor by John LeCarre
Britain is in the depths of recession.A left-leaning young Oxford academic and his barrister girlfriend take an off-peak holiday on the Caribbean island of Antigua.By seeming chance they bump into a Russian millionaire called Dima who owns a peninsula and a diamond-encrusted gold watch.He also has a tattoo on his right thumb, and wants a game of tennis.
What else he wants propels the young lovers on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps, to the murkiest cloisters of the City of London and its unholy alliance with Britain's Intelligence Establishment.