Year of publication: 2005
THE FALLEN LEAVES By Wilkie Collins To CAROLINE Experience of the reception of The Fallen Leaves by intelligent readers, who have followed the course of the periodical publication at home and abroad, has satisfied me that the design of the work speaks for itself, and that the scrupulous delicacy of treatment, in certain portions of the story, has been as justly appreciated as I could wish. Having nothing to explain, and so far as my choice of subject is concerned nothing to excuse, I leave my ...
Keywords: London (England) -- Fiction Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Year of publication: 2002
A single shattering moment can change lives forever.PRAISE FOR DANIELLE STEELA LITERARY PHENOMENON and not to be pigeonholed as one who produces a predictable kind of book.The Detroit NewsTHE PLOTS OF DANIELLE STEELS NOVELS TWIST AND WEAVE as incredible stories unfold to the glee and delight of her enormous reading public.United Press InternationalMs. Steels fans wont be disappointedThe New York Times Book ReviewOne counts on Danielle Steel for A STORY THAT ENTERTAINS AND INFORMS.The ...
Keywords: Contemporary Fiction General Hospital patients London (England) Love stories Married people Romance Traffic accident victims
R L LaFevers
Year of publication: 2007
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R. L. LaFevers To clever girls everywhere who get tired of feeling like no ones listening. And to Kate OSullivan, who is very, very clever and not the least bit bossy. Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka PART ONE Mother Sends a Surprise DECEMBER 17, 1906 I DONT TRUST CLIVE FAGENBUSH. How can you trust a person who has eyebrows as thick and black as hairbrushes and smells of boiled cabbage and pickled onions Besides, Im beginning to suspect hes up to something. Whats ...
Keywords: & 1901-1910 Action Adventure Adventure and Adventurers Antiquities Blessing and Cursing egypt Egypt - Antiquities egyptian Family Life Family Life - England Fiction Good and evil Great Britain Great Britain - History - Edward VII Great Britain - History - Edward VII; 1901-1910 Incantations Incantations; Egyptian Juvenile Fiction London (England) London (England) - History - 20th Century magic Museums Occult Fiction Occultism
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Year of publication: 0
Piccadilly Jim Pelham Grenville Wodehouse CHAPTER I A RED-HAIRED GIRL The residence of Mr. Peter Pett, the well-known financier, on Riverside Drive is one of the leading eyesores of that breezy and expensive boulevard. As you pass by in your limousine, or while enjoying ten cents worth of fresh air on top of a green omnibus, it jumps out and bites at you. Architects, confronted with it, reel and throw up their hands defensively, and even the lay observer has a sense of shock. The place resembles ...
Keywords: England) -- Fiction Humorous stories Piccadilly (London
Herbert George Wells
Year of publication: 0
THE SLEEPER AWAKES A Revised Edition of When the Sleeper Wakes H.G. WELLS PREFACE TO THE NEW EDITION When the Sleeper Wakes, whose title I have now altered to The Sleeper Awakes, was first published as a book in 1899 after a serial appearance in the Graphic and one or two American and colonial periodicals. It is one of the most ambitious and least satisfactory of my books, and I have taken the opportunity afforded by this reprinting to make a number of excisions and alterations. Like most of my ...
Keywords: Dystopias -- Fiction London (England) -- Fiction Science Fiction Technological innovations -- Fiction Time travel -- Fiction Twenty-first century -- Fiction
Year of publication: 2013
Mike Shevdon The Eighth Court ONE The fair was an assault on the nostrils. The press of bodies intermingled with the sickly scent of spun sugar over diesel fumes from the generators, cut by the ozone tang of sparking electricity from the rides, gave him indigestion, not helped by the thumping bass of the music. It had Marshdock feeling sick even before hed found the meeting place. One of the oldest of the travelling fairs originally theyd been a nexus for information exchange and maintaining ...
Keywords: Blackbird faery fey feyre London magic urban fantasy
Year of publication: 101
KILL SHOT By Liliana Hart PROLOGUE Kidal, Africa William Sloane was a killer. And he liked it. He stepped off his private jet into the hot African desert, adjusted his wide-brimmed hat, and curled his lip in disgust at the sight before him. Dust swirled in devilish whirls, and the fine grains lodged themselves in places not meant for sand. His eyes watered, and though his mouth stayed closed, the gritty particles crunched like bits of broken shell between his molars. Ramshackle huts sat in ...
Keywords: Adventure london Military Romance romantic thriller Spies Suspense
Year of publication: 1996
Doris Lessing IN PURSUIT OF THE ENGLISH A Documentary Chapter One I came into contact with the English very early in life, because as it turns out, my father was an Englishman. I put it like this, instead of making a claim or deprecating a fact, because it was not until I had been in England for some time that I understood my father. I wouldnt like to say that I brooded over his character that would be putting it too strongly, but I certainly spent a good part of my childhood coming to terms ...
Year of publication: 0
Charles Dickens Oliver Twist or the parish boys progress CHAPTER I TREATS OF THE PLACE WHERE OLIVER TWIST WAS BORN AND OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING HIS BIRTH Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse and in this workhouse was born on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, ...
Keywords: London (England). Social life and customs. 19th century. Fiction