Keywords: james

Redgauntlet

Redgauntlet


Walter Scott

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Year of publication: 2001

REDGAUNTLET by Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTION The Jacobite enthusiasm of the eighteenth century, particularly during the rebellion of 1745, afforded a theme, perhaps the finest that could be selected for fictitious composition, founded upon real or probable incident. This civil war and its remarkable events were remembered by the existing generation without any degree of the bitterness of spirit which seldom fails to attend internal dissension. The Highlanders, who formed the principal strength ...

Keywords: 1720-1788 -- Fiction Charles Edward grandson of James II Jacobites -- Fiction King of England Prince
The Lion's Skin

The Lion's Skin


Rafael Sabatini

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Year of publication: 0

THE LIONS SKIN By Rafael Sabatini CHAPTER I. THE FANATIC Mr. Caryll, lately from Rome, stood by the window, looking out over the rainswept, steaming quays to Notre Dame on the island yonder. Overhead rolled and crackled the artillery of an April thunderstorm, and Mr. Caryll, looking out upon Paris in her shroud of rain, under her pall of thundercloud, felt himself at harmony with Nature. Over his heart, too, the gloom of storm was lowering, just as in his heart it was still little more than ...

Keywords: 1701-1766 -- Fiction Great Britain -- History -- James III
Circle of Shadows

Circle of Shadows


Imogen Robertson

ISBN: 9780755372096
Year of publication: 2012

Imogen Robertson Circle of Shadows PROLOGUE 17 July 1782, Ulrichsberg, Duchy of Maulberg, Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation The room is dark, lit only by a single candle on the surface of a rough wooden table. The air is perfumed, like church, and heavy with the heat of the day now gone. On one side of the table sits a woman, hardly more than a girl, in a dark blue dress. A gold cross glints at her throat. Her hair, black as pitch and combed to a sleek shine, frames her face and hangs loose ...

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Island of Bones

Island of Bones


Imogen Robertson

ISBN: 9780755372058
Year of publication: 2011

Imogen Robertson Island of Bones PROLOGUE Evening of 3 February 1751, Tower of London There was a peculiar hush around the Tower the night before an execution. The mist from the river shushed the streets and people moved quietly. The guards nodded to each other, stamped their feet and wished for dawn, then thought of the man in the Tower they looked at the light showing faintly from his rooms and shivered again. The fire could do little against the damp air of a February night, and nor could the ...

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Anatomy of Murder

Anatomy of Murder


Imogen Robertson

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Year of publication: 2012

Imogen Robertson Anatomy of Murder LONDON, 1871 Key Points of Interest 1 Residence of the Earl of Sussex 2 Residence of Lord Carmichael 3 Mr. Fitzravens rooms 4 Mrs. Spitters house 5 Adamss Music Shop 6 Mr. Bywaters rooms 7 His Majestys Theatre 8 The Admiralty Office 9 Mrs. Blighs room 10 The Rookeries 11 The Mitchells rooms PROLOGUE Thursday, 3 May 1781, sixth year of the American Rebellion third year of the Franco-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce HMS Splendor of the North American Fleet, ...

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Eve

Eve


James Hadley Chase

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Year of publication: 2011

James Hadley Chase Eve 1945 I would find her throat with one hand and with the other I would switch on the little bedside lamp. Then would come the moment that would heal all the wounds she had inflicted on me. That brief moment when her senses would awake from sleep and her eyes would recognize me. She would know why I was there and what I was going to do. I would see the helpless, terrified look that would come into her eyes . . . I would kill her quickly with my knee on her chest and my hands ...

Keywords: Chase Hadley James
Instruments of Darkness

Instruments of Darkness


Imogen Robertson

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Year of publication: 2011

Imogen Robertson Instruments of Darkness PART I 1 FRIDAY, 2 JUNE 1780, WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND Gabriel Crowther opened his eyes. Mr. Crowther, sir The light in the room was weak. Morning light. Whoever it is, send them away, he said. He blinked. The maid was still there. She wont go, sir. Its Mrs. Westerman from Caveley Park. She said she is determined, sir. And she said to give you this. The maid held out a piece of paper, staying as far away from the bed as she could, as if she feared her master ...

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