The adult novelization of the third Indiana Jones adventure following "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". Indiana is in search of the Holy Grail and gets caught up in all kinds of trouble.
When elderly Ailsa Lockyer-Fox is found dead in her garden, dressed only in nightclothes and with blood stains on the ground near her body, the finger of suspicion points at her wealthy, landowning husband, Colonel James Lockyer-Fox. A Coroner's inquest gives a verdict of 'natural causes' but the gossip surrounding James refuses to go away. Why? Because he's guilty? Or because resentful women in the isolated Dorset village where he lives rules the roost? Shenstead is a place of too few people and too many secrets. Why have James and Ailsa cut their children out of their will? What happened in the past to create such animosity within the family? Any why is James so desperate to find his illegitimate grandchild? Friendless and alone, his reclusive behavior begins to alarms his London-based solicitor, Mark Ankerton, whose concern deepens when he discovers that James has become the victim of a relentless campaign which accuses him of far worse than the death of his wife. Allegations which he refuses to challenge....Why? Because they're a motive for murder....?
1906. Prolific English writer of novels dealing with Victorian life. The Warden is the first of six novels in Trollope's Barsetshire series. They are set in Barsetshire, a fictional English county, and follow the Reverend Septimus Harding. In this book he works conscientiously as the warden for a charitable institution for retired men. After being accused of making undue profits, even for a sinecure, he resigns and his story is continued in the second novel, Barchester Towers. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
The unforgettable story of four special sisters and the intertwining paths of triumph and tragedy each must follow--from the acclaimed author of Riches of the Heart. Davina, Freddie, Joanna, and Theresa--four young women of talent and promise, who must choose between passion and ambition, bewteen happiness and honor, even as they struggle to be true to each other . . . and to their dreams.
Three siblings separated by fate and tragic circumstance--a sister, a brother and his twin sister whom they both believe to be dead--are the main players in this engrossing contemporary saga. When their mother, in a fit of madness, douses herself with oil and self-immolates, she sets into motion a chain of events that alter the Cesaretti children's destinies. From their childhood home in Tuscany to their uncle's palazzo in Florence and then in America, England and France, the siblings--Francesca, Luciano and Juliet--remain haunted by memories of one another and by their tragic past. Luciano, psychically linked to his lost twin, finds some measure of success as a novelist but is tormented by visions he cannot explain. Juliet, his twin, disfigured in the fire and abandoned by their cruel aunt, is adopted by a compassionate woman, but she is psychologically maimed and cannot achieve emotional release. Only Francesca, a successful photographer in love with a good man, seems capable of putting the past in its place. Even she, however, must surmount numerous pitfalls before the reunion she yearns for can occur. On the way to this novel's chilling finale, Norman ( In Love and Friendship ) recounts heartrending events without lapsing into melodrama. First serial to Good Housekeeping.
This is a good read for an older style book. Tyler is the wealthy son of a banker who decides to become a farmer in the country where he meets his new neighbour Johanna. Unfortunately, he doesn't realise the the gang who robbed him on his way was led by a fiesty Johanna who was trying to hold onto her family home. Lots of sparks and conflict with Tyler and Johanna as they slowly fall in love and deal with all the problems standing between them, realistic issues of farm life and plenty of sensual romance are all here.
Rob MacGregor, hired to recapture the declining audience for a daytime gardening programme, quickly becomes Britain's latest heartthrob. The only trouble is, Rob's co-presenter is not at all pleased to see his thunder stolen. Nor is Rob's longterm girlfriend, Katherine, pleased to find out that Rob's been having a steamy affair with one of the TV station's newsreaders...Rob's career goes from strength to strength, but he finds the in-fighting and TV politics harder and harder to cope with - and he's becoming increasingly concerned about his recently widowed father, who seems to be in danger of losing the small nursery the family has run for generations. Somebody is desperate to buy that land, and Rob is determined to find out why...
The author moved to France with his wife and children to study French. The job he found to pay for his studies, 'taking on' and selling French property, has taken him behind the scenes of French rural life. He tells of a land of remote farms and country hospitality, of cider, coffee and calvados.
Catch the Fire: The Toronto Blessing an Experience of Renewal and Revival
Catch the Fire explores the remarkable work of God known as "The Toronto Blessing". Newspapers, television and radio reports have been buzzing with stories of whole congregations laughing, weeping, and falling under the power of the Holy Spirit. Its effects are rippling throughout the world, transforming individuals and local churches everywhere.
We the People: Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague (Granta Paperbacks)
This is an on-the-spot account of the Revolutions of 1989 as they happened in Poland, Hungary, East Germany and Czechoslovakia. Already it seems to belong to a forgotten age: East Germany no longer exists, and nor does Czechoslovakia. Yet it is a story that will be told as long as people continue to be oppressed by societies that are morally, spiritually, and ideologically corrupt.
The fourth and final part of Helen Forrester's bestselling autobiography continues the moving story of her early poverty-stricken life with an account of the war years in Blitz-torn Liverpool In 1940 Helen, now twenty, reeling from the news that her fiance Harry has been killed on an Atlantic convoy, is working long hours at a welfare centre in Bootle, five miles from home. Her wages are pitifully low and her mother claims the whole of them for housekeeping. Then, early in 1941, she gets a new job and begins to enjoy herself a little. But in May the bombing starts again and another move brings more trouble to Helen, trouble which will be faced, as ever, with courage and determination.
Beautiful Rissa Lindowska was a determined young innocent who escaped the pogroms of turn-of-the-century Europe to begin a new life in New York's Lower East Side. Rising above the squalor of the ghettos, searching for fortune and fame, Rissa discovered the agony and ecstacy of passion - and the success and sorrow of a glamorous career. From the horros of the Polish shtetl to a heartbreaking romance with an English lord, from the cobblestone streets of London to the glittering avenues of manhattan, Rissa triumphed over life's challenges - and fought for the fulfilment of love.
The 1st full length biography of the star of Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary and the new Star War Movies. Ewan McGregor is still in his 20's but is now 1 of cinema's hot properties following his success in Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, Brassed Off, Emma and a Life less ordinary. May 1999 sees the release of the 1st in the 3 Star war prequels in which McGregor will play the young Obi-Wan Kenobi. He is confirmed to play in all 3 of the new films, which will make him 1 of the biggest stars in the world. Ewan McGregor grew up in Perthshire, a local rogue rather than a tearaway, and after many adventures found his way to the Guild Hall Drama school. It is a fascinating story of how talent, hard work and luck need to combine in the right measure to achieve success. McGregor's 1st taste of acting came when at the age of 6, he played David in a church play - the minister remarked in his diary that the play was a ragged affair but wee Ewan McGregor was outstandingly good. Encouraged by his uncle the actor Denis Lawson he achieved his 1st film role as an extra in a passage to India. His 1st major break was starring in Dennis potters Lipstick on my Collar a role he secured whilst still a student. The author has the cooperation of his family and Ewan McGregor will be interviewed.
Originally published in paperback and now available as a cased edition. Belle grows up painfully aware that she can never live up to her brother's memory. He was killed in an air raid in 1940 and Belle, now an adult, is coming to terms with her own past in order to face the future. From the author of DAUGHTER OF THE DOWNS.
The Patriots' Club. It has existed for two hundred years. A secret organization controlled by the country's most influential citizens. In that time it has exercised an iron grip on the country's direction. But all that is about to change. Thomas Bolden is an all-American success story. He has overcome his past to carve out a brilliant career on Wall Street. Bolden is a man who has it all. Until, in the blink of an eye, his world is turned upside down. A kidnapping sends him fleeing for his life. Within hours he is wanted for murder. As he endures one harrowing hour after another, he makes a series of ever more startling discoveries. Yet nothing is more shocking than the truth Bolden learns about the past and his own inevitable confrontation with the Patriots' Club.
This is a saga spanning 40 years of life in the Lancashire cotton mills. It tells of the lives and loves of two families from different backgrounds. The unhappy Swainbanks, cushioned by wealth but tortured by emotional conflict come to need the Maguires, especially Ma Maguire, more and more.
Wolf is a vagrant pavement artist on the streets of Amsterdam. He remembers nothing before the hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds. The police want to talk to him and sinister men are on his trail?he has to find a way into his mysterious past before his ignorance kills him. Robin Carlson, rebellious daughter of a U.S. general, has a do-it-my-way attitude. Stranded in Amsterdam, she puts her military training to use as a martial arts instructor and part-time bouncer in the city’s nightclubs. Robin’s desperate bid to help her on-again, off-again boyfriend catapults her into the murky world of illegal designer drugs. Wolf follows his heart and blunders into deep trouble. Robin and Wolf's paths are about to cross, but can they survive the Nemesis Project?
As Britain stands alone against a monstrous enemy, the inhabitants of Pearl Street face hardship and heartbreak with courage and humour. The war touches each of them in a different way: for Annie Poulson, a widow, it means never-ending worry when her twin boys are called up and sent to France; Sheila Reilly's husband, Cal, faces the terror of U- Boat attack; Eileen Costello is liberated from a bitter, loveless marriage when her husband is sent to Egypt and she goes to work in a munitions factory - and falls in love. And Jessica Fleming, down on her luck, is forced to return to the street she'd hoped never to see again.
The story of a young woman who leaves her safe but unfulfilling life to work in a city far from home and begin a new life. Friendship with Guy Anderson blossoms into love but when Guy is called away, their passionate leave-taking has dramatic consequences for them both. From the Hardcover edition.
The Wandering Fire takes the five young adventurers from The Summer Tree back into the land of Fionvar, there to join forces with the legendary Warrior in the struggle to save the Weaver's worlds from the evil might of the Unraveller.
Peyton is not ready to share her widowed father with anyone, let alone a barely remembered cousin who just rolled into town. However, her father seems to like Nora well enough, and prim Aunt Augusta hates her, which raises Nora slightly in Peyton's esteem. Maybe Nora is just what quiet Lytton, Georgia needs this summer.The whole household is revitalized by Nora's energy, and it looks as if she might stay on forever. But soon it becomes clear that something is troubling her deeply. It has to be something from her past that's bothering her, something she is running from. When the shocking truth comes to light, it stuns the residents of their small segregated town. It also teaches Peyton the enormous cost of loving -- and the necessity of doing it anyway.
Best friends Bernie and Molly are just seventeen when they set off from Ireland in 1928, heading for Liverpool. They quickly find jobs and rooms; soon both women are in love with local men. Tragically, though, Biddy is widowed when she's still barely an adult, while Molly has chosen a bad 'un and faces the deepest shame when he deserts her. But this difficult start only reinforces the bond between the women, and gives them the strength to build a brighter future...
After years of suffering from terrible nightmares, Callie Jamieson's mother took her own life when Callie was just a little girl. Now a successful investigative reporter, Callie has done all she can to put the past behind her. But lately, she's been having the same disturbing dream that drove her mother mad-right down to the chilling murder at the end...Anxious and exhausted, Callie must put aside her personal demons when she's assigned an investigative article on the death of Wilty Hale. Wilty was the sole heir to the famed Hale fortune. He was also Callie's ex-lover. His suspicious death has all of New York asking: Was it murder or suicide? Joining forces with detective Ezra Chapin, Callie learns that right before his death, Wilty was poised to expose a scandalous family secret. But as she sifts through all the evidence, Callie also closes in on the root of her own nightmares-and a startling connection between past and present that could prove deadly...
This is a collection of 30 stories by Barbara Erskine: most contemporary, a few historical, some spooky or humorous, many of them love stories. This is the second volume of stories created for the women's magazine market over recent years, including a number written especially for this volume.
After a lull of four years, the 'silk stocking rapist' is back at work on the Upper East side, but this time Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman have perfect DNA evidence to work with. They also have a much older case to work on - a skeleton has been found entombed in the wall of a house Edgar Allan Poe once lived in, but it turns out to be a relatively modern murder - from 1978. On the day the discovery of this body is leaked to the press, Alex gets a call that the silk stocking rapist has struck again, this time fatally. Or has he? The m.o. isn't precisely the same as the others, and it transpires that the victim worked in Poe's old house in 1978. Are the cases linked or is someone trying to silence possible witness to a thirty-five-year-old murder? With consummate skill, Linda Fairstein has created an outstanding crime novel, layered with the history of New York, the roller-coaster everyday life of a prosecutor and culminating with a surprising but satisfying denouement.
Federica Campione adores her father. No matter that Ramon, a distinguished traveller and writer, spends months away from their home on the exotic Chilean coast; as soon as he's back, his daughter has eyes for no one but him. When he gives her a magical box from Peru she believes he will always be there for her. Devastated when her parents' marriage falls apart, Federica is forced to set up home in Cornwall with her mother ndash; the butterfly box is the only part of her beloved father she is able to take with her to sustain her during painful times. Embraced by the eccentric Appleby family, she loses her heart to their son Sam, who barely notices the little girl until it is too late. As she grows to womanhood, Federica attempts to recapture that long-forgotten sense of security in the arms of the debonair Torquil Jensen. From the sanctuary of a seemingly perfect marriage, she embarks on a painful journey of self-discovery. It takes Federica years of heartbreak to escape her gilded cage and learn the true lesson of the butterfly box.
A powerful, haunting story of murder, fame and corruption from the bestselling author of TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE and I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE. A media campaign results in the release of an apparent victim of a miscarriage of justice.
It's bad enough having a name like Nathan Jones - unless you're a Supremes fan, which Nathan isn't - but when his girlfriend leaves him (for a drag artist) and he gets mugged, then handcuffed to a bed and cut up in a misunderstanding with an S&M hooker, can things get any worse?
Crete,present day.A woman anxiously awaits the arrival of someone who could change her life for ever... Lancashire , the 1950s.Three young girls make their way in a post war world As all three girls face tragedy, can they learn from their mothers'mistakes? Or will history repeat itself?
The Pearl of Great Price has revealed fatal flaws in all who've possessed it since its discovery in Australia a century ago. Desperate to break the curse, new owner Liana Robertson hides her gem in a vault. When her son disappears--with the pearl--Liana and her ex-husband must overcome their bitterness to find the boy and the enemy who will stop at nothing to reclaim this coldly perfect and dangerous treasure.
The chronicles of The Winter of the World echo down the ages in half-remembered myth and song - tales of mysterious powers of the Mastersmiths, of the forging of great weapons, of the subterranean kingdoms of the duergar, of Gods who walked abroad, and of the powers that struggled endlessly for dominion.In the Northlands, beleaguered by the ever-encroaching Ice and the marauding Ekwesh, a young cowherd, Alv, saved from the raiders by the mysterious Mastersmith, discovers in himself an uncanny power to shape metal - but it is a power that may easily be turned to evil ends. Alv flees the Mastersmith, and embarks on the quest to find both his own destiny, and a weapon that will let him stand against the Power of the Ice.
On the face of it, friends Leah Cavendish and Nora O'Brian have little in common: Nora is a domestic and Leah the daughter of a wealthy haulage magnate. But both are isolated members of the opulent Cavendish household and, spirited young women, they instantly recognise kindred spirits in each other. So when Nora is unfairly flung on to the streets by Leah's grasping brother-in-law, Leah follows her, defiantly declaring her intention to move into a house in Liverpool's docklands, alongside Nora and her impoverished family. But nothing can prepare Leah for the squalor that greets her in Oil Street. Nor for the impact of meeting Sean Maguire, Nora's proud and handsome Irish neighbour...
Why should mine-owner Halliday have changed his will? And why should he disappear? Redfern, his solicitor, realizes he must find the answers. His investigations lead him to a gold mine in Yukon and to the "high stand" of red cedars in the forests of British Columbia where deadly secrets lie.
Golden Years is a vital book for people who want to be prepared for their retirement as well as those facing retirement now. Everyone needs to review their financial arrangements consistently and frequently, particularly throughout their later years. As retirement now accounts for, on average, one-third of our adult lives, it just isn't enough to organise your finances when finishing up work, having ignored the subject for the 10 or 20 years before retiring. Knowing what you want and what is available to you can really pay dividends; Golden Years shows you how to understand what makes the best pension and investments package for your own needs, the benefits you may be entitled to, and even the steps you need to take to move to that Mediterranean idyll you've been dreaming of. Golden Years provides solid, practical advice for the basics of planning your retirement no matter how near or far away it is and also considers how to boost retirement income and your enjoyment of retirement life; suitable investments for older people; how to minimise your tax bill; and how to make sure, when the time comes, that your wealth goes where you want it to go rather than to the taxman. Above all, Golden Years gives you those tips essential to enjoying your retirement to the fullest.
Two minutes can be a lifetime. But break the two minute rule and it's a lifetime in jail. Ask anyone on the wrong side of the law about the two minute rule and they'll tell you that's as long as you can hope for at a robbery before the cops show up.But not everyone plays by the rules. When an aging ex-con finally gets out of jail, freedom doesn't taste too sweet. His son is gunned down in a drive-by shooting. It seems like a random crime, but when the victim is a cop - especially a cop with a con for a father - the motives are never simple.When the hit is exposed as a revenge killing, and the question of police corruption is raised, it becomes a father's last duty to clear his son's name and catch the killer.
The Magical New Novel From The Number 1 Bestselling Author Of Ps, I Love You, Where Rainbows End And If You Could See Me Now. Since Sandy Shortt'S Childhood Schoolmate Disappeared Twenty Years Ago, Sandy Has Been Obsessed With Missing Things. Finding Becomes Her Goal Whether It'S The Odd Sock That Vanished In The Washing Machine, The Car Keys She Misplaced In Her Rush To Get To Work Or The Graver Issue Of Finding The People Who Vanish From Their Lives. Sandy Dedicates Her Life To Finding These Missing People, Offering Devastated Families A Flicker Of Hope. Jack Ruttle Is One Of Those Desperate People. It'S Been A Year Since His Brother Donal Vanished Into Thin Air And The Sleepless Nights And Frantic Days Aren'T Getting Any Easier. He Thinks Sandy Shortt Could Well Be The Answer To His Prayers. But When Sandy Goes Missing Too, Her Search Ends When She Stumbles Upon The Place And People She'S Been Looking For All Of Her Life. A World Away From Her Loved Ones And The Home She Ran From For So Long, Sandy Soon Resorts To Her Old Habit Again, Searching. Though This Time, She Is Desperately Trying To Find Her Way Home&
Two women, two lives, two very different fates. Josephine is one of the very few female journalists in Victorian England-- not a job for a respectable young woman. Her chosen path is far from easy but she's determined and courageous. Harriet is content to drift from one opportunity to another, from man to man, living by her singing,resorting to prostitution when times get tough. It's a turbulent, unpredictable life -- a way of life which ultimately leads to her untimely end. Josephine is horrified and yet fascinated by the case. If circumstances had been different, Harriet's fate could have been her own. The two women are close in age, their families not so very different. What made one life turn out this way? Betty Burton has based this novel on a real-life tragedy and turns her storytelling talents to exploring the background. She writes of what it means to be a woman in a man's world -- be it the ultimate victim with no control or the one who dares to try to break the mould.
Sally's in a pickle. Her conservative bosses won’t let her do anything she wants at work and her long-term boyfriend Will has given her the push. Then she meets the beautiful young Marcus outside a local college. Only problem is he's a little too young. She's thirty-something and he's a teenager. But Sally's a spirited young woman and is determined to shake things up. When Mr Finnegan – her lecherous old-fashioned boss – discovers Sally's sexual peccadill's, he's determined to get some action of his own and it isn't too long before everyone's enjoying naughty – and very bizarre – shenanigans.
A follow-up to PEMBERLEY which returns to the world of Mr Darcy and his wife Elizabeth, who now have two children, a model daughter who, if not for her sex, would make a perfect heir, and a son, who would not.
It had all begun with the theft of the Orb that had so long protected the West from the evil God Torak. Before that, Garion had been a simple farm boy. Afterward, he discovered that his aunt was really the Sorceress Polgara and his grandfather was Belgarath, the Eternal Man. Then, on the long quest to recover the Orb, Garion found to his dismay that he, too, was a sorcerer. Now, at last, the Orb was regained and the quest was nearing its end. Of course, the questors still had to escape from this crumbling enemy fortress and flee across a desert filled with Murgo soldiers searching for them, while Grolim Hierarchs strove to destroy them with dark magic. Then, somehow, they must manage to be in Riva with the Orb by Erastide. After that, however, Garion was sure that his part in these great events would be finished. But the Prophecy still held future surprises for Garion - and for the little Princess Ce'Nedra! THUS CONTINUES BOOK FOUR OF THE BELGARIAD
Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the Richest, Most Powerful Criminal in History
Killing Pablocharts the rise and spectacular fall of Pablo Escobar, the richest and most violent criminal in history. It exposes for the first time the massive covert operation by US Special Forces to hunt down the man described as 'the billionaire godfather of international drug trafficking'.
The Art of War/The Book Of Lord Shang (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)
The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States (403-221BC), they anticipate Machiavelli's The Prince by nearly 2000 years. The Art of War is the best known of a considerable body of Chinese works on the subject. It analyses the nature of war, and reveals how victory may be ensured. The Book of Lord Shang is a political treatise for the instruction of rulers. These texts are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation. They are serious, urgent and practical responses to the desperate situations in which they were written. They have been immensely influential both inside and outside China.
Conspiracy theories--everybody has one. The difference with this conspiracy is that it's all too real. David Baldacci's The Camel Club takes readers inside the Beltway as four unlikely misfits struggle not only to survive, but to save their president and their country from a plot that will lead to nuclear disaster.