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Gold, Frankincense and Dust

Gold, Frankincense and Dust


Valerio Varesi

ISBN: 9781906694371
Year of publication: 2013

Valerio Varesi Gold, Frankincense and Dust 1 The Paolotti Towers and the bell towers of the Cathedral and San Giovanni were gradually disappearing under a blanket of mist, their outlines dissolving. It was like an evening from times gone by, before the seasons blended into one another, an evening when the city wrapped itself in a misty shell, when it seemed suddenly familiar again and the noise, bustle and frenzy died down. In the enveloping mist, Parma had stopped yelling and had taken instead ...

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Sacred Games

Sacred Games


Gary Corby

ISBN: 9781616952280
Year of publication: 2013

Gary Corby Sacred Games DAY 1 OF THE 80 TH OLYMPIAD OF THE SACRED GAMES The procession wound past the Sanctuary of Zeus. Theyd been walking two days, from Elis to Olympia. Will we get to see someone die Socrates asked. Like any boy, he looked forward to the violence of the struggle more than the beauty of the sport. Unlike me, Socrates had never seen death. To him, it was still a game. How should I know I said. You can only hope. We stood in the crowd to watch the long line file past: the ...

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The Malevolent Comedy

The Malevolent Comedy


Edward Marston

ISBN: 9780749015367
Year of publication: 2014

Edward Marston The Malevolent Comedy Chapter One Nicholas Bracewell had worked in the theatre for many years but he had never known a silence so complete and reverential. The hush that fell on the audience that Sunday afternoon was extraordinary. Those standing in the pit stopped munching their apples or shuffling their feet, spectators in the galleries ceased fidgeting, and pickpockets who operated in every part of the playhouse abandoned their craft momentarily lest the noise of a purse being ...

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The Counterfeit Crank

The Counterfeit Crank


Edward Marston

ISBN: 9780749015312
Year of publication: 2014

Edward Marston The Counterfeit Crank These that do counterfeit the crank be young knaves and young harlots, that deeply dissemble the falling sickness. For the crank in their language is the falling evil. THOMAS HARMAN, A Caveat for Common Cursitors, 1566 A slipper and subtle knave, a finder-out of occasions, that has an eye can stamp and counterfeit advantages, though true advantage never present itself a devilish knave WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Othello, 1604 Chapter One What ails you asked Nicholas ...

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The Bawdy Basket

The Bawdy Basket


Edward Marston

ISBN: 9780749015213
Year of publication: 2013

Edward Marston The Bawdy Basket These bawdy baskets be also women, and go with baskets and cap-cases on their arms they often gain some money with their instrument by such as they suddenly meet withal. The upright men have good acquaintance with them and relieve them when they want. Thus they trade their lives in lewd loathsome lechery. THOMAS HARMAN: A Caveat for Common Cursitors 1566 Chapter One A plague on this weather growled Lawrence Firethorn, sinking down on a bench. It will be the death ...

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The Wanton Angel

The Wanton Angel


Edward Marston

ISBN: 9780749015114
Year of publication: 2014

Edward Marston The Wanton Angel And which stage shall contain in length forty and three foot of lawful assize and in breadth to extend to the middle of the yard of the said house. The same stage to be paled in below with good, strong and sufficient new oaken boards, and likewise the lower storey of the said frame withinside and the same lower storey to be also laid over with strong iron spikes. Contract for building of the Fortune theatre, 1600. Chapter One Edmund Hoode was shouldering his way ...

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