Vicky Griffiths has grown up as an only child in a single-parent family in Coventry, an industrial town in England's Midlands. She is only 14 when her mother is killed in a car crash. She goes to live with her only relative, her grandmother in South Wales. But Vicky's grandmother has a weak heart and has to go into hospital for a by-pass operation. Vicky stays with the family of her best friend Anne while her grandmother is in hospital, but there are complications. Will her grandmother recover, or will Vicky - now 15 - have to be put in a children's home? If only she knew something about her father...
Power-hungry monarch, cold-blooded murderer, obsessive monster--who could love such a man? Set against the glittering courts of sixteenth-century Europe, the Spain of the dreaded Inquisition, and the tortured England of Bloody Mary, "For a Queens Love" is the story of Philip II of Spain--and of the women who loved him as a husband and father. Philip was a dark and troubled man, who, like many royals, had been robbed of his childhood. His first marriage, a romantic union with childlike Maria Manoela, brought him tragedy and a troublesome son, Don Carlos. Then followed marriage with the jealously possessive Mary Tudor, a political union that ultimately failed to bring Philip an heir that would solidify the unified power he so deeply desired. And finally, marriage again to a young bride Philip stole from his unbalanced son, sowing the seeds of brutal murder. But history is seldom what it seems, and in the hands of beloved author Jean Plaidy, we hear another side to the story of Philip II--the most powerful of kings who was at once fanatic, murderer, husband, father, and lover.
Here is episode #1 in the graphic novel adaptation of the #1 Bestselling epic fantasy novel A QUEST OF HEROES, with over 900 five star reviews! From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes the debut of a dazzling new fantasy series. A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING) revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. The youngest of four, the least favorite of his father, hated by his brothers, Thorgrin senses he is different from the others. He dreams of becoming a great warrior, of joining the King’s men and protecting the Ring from the hordes of creatures on the other side of the Canyon. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he refuses to take no for an answer: he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously.
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Henrik Ibsen was a Norwegian playwright and theater director. He is often called “the father" of modern theater. A doll’s House in its time known as a “problem play”. Ibsen tried to raise questions more than answering them by this drama towards the male dominated society of 19th century. He asked his audiences a new set of moral questions, all set within a severely realistic middle-class background. Although, A Doll’s House was written in 1879, the problems concerning women’s rights are still prevalent in present day. The problem of “Aware” with its solution of self “Aware” for the object, subjective is evidently depicted very significantly in this world famous literature. This criticism contents a vivid & deep analysis in these issues. Ibsen is very impotent in today’s academic study because all the questions that Ibsen raised, still the society is looking for those appropriate answers. By reading this little research students & academicians may get help in their respective ground.
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An amazing voyage around the beautiful Greek islands becomes an exciting quest to find the lost treasure of the Andra! Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann, Jack and Kiki the parrot are plunged into a search for hidden riches - with some ruthless villains hot on their trail! Will they find the treasure before it's too late?
Кэмбридж, 1891 год. Издательство The Riverside Press. Издательский переплет, сохранность хорошая. Wilkins's Wood was a quiet stretch of timber land that lay along the banks of Pleasant River; and though the natives, for the most part, never noticed that it was paved with asphalt and roofed in with oilcloth, yet it was, nevertheless, the most tranquil bit of loveliness in all the country round. Here was a quiet pool where the rushes bent to the breeze... and there, a winding path where the cattle came down to drink of the river's nectar. Here the first mayflowers pushed their sweet heads through the reluctant earth, and waxen Indian pipes grew in the moist places... And here sat Timothy Jessup, with all his heart in his eyes, bidding good-by to all this soft and tender loveliness. For Timothy Jessup was running away - again. Издание не подлежит вывозу за пределы Российской Федерации
Kamala Das was an iconoclast who shook the literary world with her frank, bold and controversial writings. She emerged as the pioneer of those who expressively articulated the taboo experiences of Indian women. She asserted her feminine identity on the firmament of Indian English Poetry by honestly writing about her experiences as a woman that break through the hypocritical veneer of man-woman relationship in Indian traditional society.Though she made a significant departure from the tradition of writing poetry by the erstwhile female Indian poets such as Toru Dutt and Sarojini Naidu, she apprehended a celebration of the universal experience of self, love, despair, anguish, failure, disgust against the traditional mode of gender manifestations through an Indian feminine awareness.