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Glory Girls

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Mary, Anne, Iris and tough little Effie form a formidable group when, in 1939, they join the FANYs, or more precisely the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, euphemistically calling themselves 'The Glory Girls'. However, the glory they dreamed of is short-lived as their unit moves from the London blitz to occupied France. Forbidden love, betrayal and tragedy stalk them and as their personal courage is tried - and sometimes found lacking - survival seems to depend largely on luck. This is especially so for Mary. As a Special Operations Executive, and with very little training, she is sent behind enemy lines in a desperate attempt to save the lives of men in a safe house under Nazi threat. And now her only contact has been murdered by the Gestapo...

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The Glory girls truly were worth their weight in gold...

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Born in her grandparent’s old miner’s cottage overlooking the River Tyne, June Gadsby’s life has been as interesting as any published saga. Leaving school at fifteen without qualifications of any kind, she pushed herself beyond the expectations of her family. Her teachers realised her talent as an artist, but were surprised when she announced, at the age of eight, that she intended to become an ‘author’. More than once she heard the words of her strict, Victorian grandmother: “you’ll never make it…” Her mother thought that June’s writing was a ‘nice, but unsociable little hobby’. But June refused to lose sight of her ambition. On leaving school she started work as an office junior, taught herself shorthand and typing and became a secretary, eventually attaining one of the highest posts as Administrative Assistant [Executive Medical Secretary] at Newcastle University’s Medical School. It wasn’t until she wrote about her years of rejection for a Writer’s magazine that she was noticed by a literary agent.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc. | Magic Colors


Disappointed in love, weary of war, Goran von Hagen retreats to his idyllic alpine estate. He does not know the dark and ancient secret of the looming mountain--or that it will change his life forever. From Artemis and Apollo to Frey and Freya, on through all known pantheons, there are magical twins, so this sparked the tale of Mina and Goran, the von Hagen's first born. "Black Magic" is Goran's tale, dealing with the ancient secrets of his home place. Threads which were part of the original Red Magic story are elaborated, especially when some very old "chickens" come home to roost, turning the lives of the brother and sister upside down. I wanted very much to link the shape-shifter experience to the prehistoric -- a.k.a. sublime -- images discovered on the walls of caves all over the world. In "Black Magic," both the horned god and the wolf man enter our reality.

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So much more than the garden-variety shapeshifter v. vampire story, as the hero engages with the day-to-day realities of his post-transformation self..."

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Not all who wander are lost.” Juliet Waldron was baptized in the yellow spring of a small Ohio farm town. She earned a B. A. in English, but has worked at jobs ranging from artist’s model to brokerage. Twenty-five years ago, after the kids left home, she dropped out of 9-5 and began to write, hoping to create a genuine time travel experience for herself—and her readers—by researching herself into the Past. Mozart’s Wife won the 1st Independent e-Book Award. Genesee originally won the 2003 Epic Award for Best Historical, and she’s delighted that it’s available again from Books We Love. She enjoys cats, long hikes, history books and making messy gardens with native plants. She’s happy to ride behind her husband on his big “bucket list” sport bike.

 
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Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schulyer Hamilton

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Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schulyer is the story of our brilliant first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, and his wife, Betsy Schuyler. It begins with their Revolutionary War courtship. Although born poor and illegitimate, as an Aide de Camp to General George Washington, Hamilton dares to reach, boldly pursuing Betsy, daughter of a wealthy and prominent New York family. After the war, Hamilton engages in nation building. Like all mission-driven men, he is preoccupied, often absent, and not the best provider. The trials of making ends meet and raising their ever-growing troop of children falls to Betsy, who accomplishes her task with grace and devotion. Conflict is built into their marriage. It does not simply spring from Alexander's agonizing childhood experience of bastardy, abuse, and abandonment. To quote Alexander Pope, Hamilton's favorite poet: “And hence one Master Passion in the breast

like Aaron's serpent, swallows up all the rest..." Betsy's passion is Alexander. Alexander's passion is America. Though Hamilton's financial acumen and political courage is crucial to the formation and survival of our nation, his star sets quickly. Disillusioned, political power broken, his adored eldest son killed in a duel, Hamilton goes to his own famous duel with Aaron Burr in the spirit of those noble Romans he so steadfastly admires, preferring death to dishonor.

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This was a well-researched and well-written story about Alexander Hamilton, his wife, children, and colleagues. I remembered much of the history but Ms. Waldron did such an outstanding job describing the characters, scenery, and historical facts I felt like I was living, not just reading, the history. I look forward to reading more from this author.

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Not all who wander are lost.” Juliet Waldron was baptized in the yellow spring of a small Ohio farm town. She earned a B. A. in English, but has worked at jobs ranging from artist’s model to brokerage. Twenty-five years ago, after the kids left home, she dropped out of 9-5 and began to write, hoping to create a genuine time travel experience for herself—and her readers—by researching herself into the Past. Mozart’s Wife won the 1st Independent e-Book Award. Genesee originally won the 2003 Epic Award for Best Historical, and she’s delighted that it’s available again from Books We Love. She enjoys cats, long hikes, history books and making messy gardens with native plants. She’s happy to ride behind her husband on his big “bucket list” sport bike.

 
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Chicago - South-Side-Blues

Bastei Entertainment | Die Krimi-Serie in den Zwanzigern


Chicago - ein Trip in die wilden Zwanzigerjahre, in das Zeitalter des organisierten Verbrechens, der Prohibition und der Korruption, in der Privatdetektiv Pat Conner auf seine Art versucht, für Gerechtigkeit zu sorgen.

Hardboiled-Spannung garantiert!

SOUTH-SIDE-BLUES:

Johnny Hobbs, der berühmte schwarze Jazz Klarinettist, wurde ermordet. Üble Sache! - aber für Chicago nichts Unübliches. Unüblich war es allerdings, dass die junge Millionärsgattin Heather Shanahan mich aufsuchte. Und noch unüblicher war es, dass sie mich beauftragte, den Mord an einer Berühmtheit aufzuklären ...

Ein Muss für Freunde von Jerry Cotton, Boardwalk Empire und Peaky Blinders!

Jetzt herunterladen und sofort loslesen. Wir sehen uns - auf einen Drink bei Dunky!

 
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To The Ends of the Earth

BWL Publishing Inc.


Wild and beautiful, Gwyneth Johns is a Patagonian with a scandalous past that shocks the Victorian ladies of the small pioneering town in the Valdes Peninsula. She has sworn never to let any man get close, but her resolve is weakened by handsome Spaniard, Miguel, who is not all he seems. Then, new immigrants arrive from the northeast of England. Gentle giant Rob, his younger brother Davy and the hard-drinking, amoral Matt with his young and naïve wife. Gwyneth is called upon to teach them how to be gauchos. Reluctantly, she accepts the challenge – and risks losing her life and her newfound love to the cold glaciers of the Andes.

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Historical romance. The heroine is unique for her time and is learning to overcome a bitter life and reach for love. The hero has his problems to face and to realize his old best friend has changed. Patagonia is the setting for this thrilling adventure.

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Born in her grandparent’s old miner’s cottage overlooking the River Tyne, June Gadsby’s life has been as interesting as any published saga. Leaving school at fifteen without qualifications of any kind, she pushed herself beyond the expectations of her family. Her teachers realised her talent as an artist, but were surprised when she announced, at the age of eight, that she intended to become an ‘author’. More than once she heard the words of her strict, Victorian grandmother: “you’ll never make it…” Her mother thought that June’s writing was a ‘nice, but unsociable little hobby’. But June refused to lose sight of her ambition. On leaving school she started work as an office junior, taught herself shorthand and typing and became a secretary, eventually attaining one of the highest posts as Administrative Assistant [Executive Medical Secretary] at Newcastle University’s Medical School. It wasn’t until she wrote about her years of rejection for a Writer’s magazine that she was noticed by a literary agent.

 
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Nacht über den Wassern

Bastei Lübbe


Im September 1939, wenige Tage nach Kriegsausbruch, startet der legendäre Pan-American-Flying-Clipper, ein gigantisches Flugboot, von Southampton aus zu einem letzten Flug über den Atlantik. An Bord der Maschine befinden sich 40 Menschen.

Jeder von ihnen hat seinen Grund, die alte Welt zu verlassen. Und jeder steht vor der wichtigsten Entscheidung seines Lebens. Doch nur einer kennt die drohende Gefahr, die über den Wassern lauert.

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"Ein guter Mix für viel Spannung und gute Unterhaltung"

Fränkische Nachrichten, 26/10/2018

 
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Die Säulen der Erde

Bastei Lübbe | Kingsbridge-Roman


England 1123-1173. Es ist eine Zeit blutiger Auseinandersetzungen zwischen Adel, Klerus und einfachem Volk, das unter Ausbeutung und Not leidet.

Philip, ein junger Prior, dessen Eltern von marodierenden Söldnern abgeschlachtet wurden, träumt den Traum vom Frieden: der Errichtung einer Kathedrale gegen die Mächte des Bösen. Er und sein Baumeister Tom Builder, dessen Stiefsohn Jack und die Grafentochter Aliena müssen sich in einem Kampf auf Leben und Tod gegen ihre Widersacher behaupten, ehe Kingsbridge Schauplatz des größten abendländischen Bauwerks, der "Säulen der Erde" wird ...

 
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Bunny and Shark

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From award-winning author Alisha Piercy comes Bunny and Shark, a middle-aged coming-of-age story-cum-shark-adventure that reveals and celebrates women's power in the trenches. Plunging into the first thirteen days after the 'bastard' pushes his ex-Playboy wife 'Bunny' over a cliff in the Caribbean, Bunny and Shark is a fable about island survival, and the perils and potentials of being exiled from one's identity.

Literally lost at sea, Bunny is fueled by the miracle of having been saved from sharks by a band of dolphins. And her continued survival depends on her ability to become a spiritual extension of the landscape: she is the mood of the ocean at night as she swims blindly in it, and the protective coolness of the jungle by day as she recovers from a loss of limb; the close-walled refuge of the sailboats anchored in the harbour, and the sparkling deck of an opulent superyacht when, transformed, she makes a triumphant return to her former world.

Introducing one of the great heroines of contemporary fiction, Bunny and Shark takes readers on a voyage intense with abandon and illumination, in a story that invokes more than a little bit of magic in the telling.

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Praise for Alisha Piercy

This violent, sensual, heartbreaking story of a worldly-powerful woman's experience of being cast out, carries us on the unlikely journey of what it is to become otherworldly-powerful... Teeming with original ideas and dreamy prose, Bunny and Shark is a visceral romp through what it might be like to attain the amphibious, to be alive at the very same time inside the everyday and the numinous.

– Caia Hagel, international art critic, author of Acts of Kindness and Excellence in Times Tables and co-author of the forthcoming +Girl Positive+

Praise for Alisha Piercy's previous work:

To hypnotic effect, Piercy achieves that rare feat of capturing the collective strangeness of the human experience. I will never see a crow, an ear, or an island the same way. I will carry this book in my breast pocket. I will read it again and again. Brilliant.

– Claudia Dey

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Alisha Piercy is a Montreal-based writer, artist, and painting conservator. Studies in literature,art conservation and print media influence her creative practice, which ranges from drawing installations to sculptural bookworks to the writing of novellas. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries in eastern Canada, with international projects in Iceland and Mexico. Her chapbook "You have hair like flags~" won the bpNichol Chapbook Award in 2010.

 
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Die Grabräuber von Theben

Acabus Verlag


Im 16. Regierungsjahr des Pharao Ramses IX. werden im Tal der Könige Pharaonengräber geplündert. Schnell findet sich ein Verdächtiger: der einfache Steinhauer Amenpanufer wird von der Medjaiwache gestellt, die Beute aus den Gräbern bei einem stadtbekannten Hehler gefunden. Der Fall scheint geklärt, und doch bleibt Pa-Ser, Bürgermeister von Theben-Ost, skeptisch. Handelte Amenpanufer im Alleingang? Als der Schreiber der Grabstätten seine Arbeiter ebenfalls des Grabraubes verdächtigt, wird Pa-Ser klar, dass er die Ausmaße der Grabraube völlig unterschätzt hat. Ist etwa Paveru, der Herr der Gräber, selbst in diese Verbrechen verwickelt? Nach und nach werden die Machenschaften der Grabräuber aufgedeckt, doch die Verwicklungen der Mächtigen Thebens in das lukrative Geschäft sind schwer zu beweisen. Zahlreiche Intrigen machen die Aufklärung der Diebstähle nahezu unmöglich, und doch müssen Schuldige bestraft werden. Am Ende gibt es ein Opfer. Und einen Sieger: die Gier.

 
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Bastei Entertainment | Auf den Spuren der Vergangenheit


FOLGE 10: DER WEG DES ORAKELS:

Noch heute lassen die Ruinen der Tempelstadt von Delphi erahnen, dass hier einst ein Zentrum ungeheurer Macht war. Herrscher und Fürsten, Priester und Reisende suchten seinen weisen Rat und nahmen dafür beschwerliche, oft jahrelange Wege in Kauf. Mit seiner Hilfe erblühte Griechenland zur Weltmacht.

Die Macht des Orakels ist längst vergangen, und mit ihr die Vorherrschaft Griechenlands. Irgendwann wurde es aus seinem Tempel entführt, und bis heute weiß niemand, wohin es gebracht wurde und ob es überhaupt noch existiert.

Doch allein das Orakel von Delphi kennt die Lage des Schlüssels zum Tor nach Atlantis! Und so nehmen die Abenteurer eine Spur auf, die sich vor über 2000 Jahren verwischte: den Weg des Orakels ...

Die Abenteurer - Auf den Spuren der Vergangenheit: Ein rasanter Trip an atemberaubende Orte der Menschheitsgeschichte. Ein Wettlauf um nie endenden Ruhm, unermesslichen Reichtum und längst vergessene Geheimnisse. Spring auf und entdecke zusammen mit den Abenteurern die Rätsel der Vergangenheit!

Ein Muss für Fans von Indiana Jones, Clive Cussler und Matthew Reilly!

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DIE ABENTEURER - AUF DEN SPUREN DER VERGANGENHEIT:

Auch in unserer modernen Welt gibt es unzählige Rätsel. So ist bis heute das Geheimnis des Bermuda-Dreiecks ungelöst. Auch wurde bisher noch kein Hinweis auf die Existenz von Atlantis gefunden. Und welche Vorgänge verbergen sich hinter der Entstehung von Kornkreisen? Können tatsächlich alle UFO-Sichtungen auf optische Täuschungen zurückgeführt werden? Und gibt es irgendwo nicht doch ein "El Dorado" zu entdecken?

Diesen und vielen anderen Rätseln sind die Abenteurer Thomas Ericson und Gudrun Heber auf der Spur. Egal, ob als dynamisches Duo oder in Zusammenarbeit mit ihren Kollegen des A.I.M.-Teams, sie entschlüsseln antike Hinweise, erkunden atemberaubende Orte und bestehen tödliche Gefahren.

Doch nicht nur sie haben es auf die vergessenen Geheimnisse abgesehen. Verfolgt vom mysteriösen Professor Karney hetzen die Forscher über den ganzen Globus. Und dabei entpuppt sich ihr größenwahnsinniger Verfolger schnell als intelligenter Gegner: berechnend, eiskalt und immer tödlich ...

 
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