Professor Jason "Lars" Larson, a scholar at a prestigious Connecticut university, is delighted to assist the beautiful young Iris Weed with her offbeat independent study, but when Iris is killed in a vicious attack in a parking lot, Lars finds himself the prime suspect in the crime. By the author of The Night Bus.
Wrenched from a simple life for her beauty, Esther finds herself at the mercy of King Xerxes. Leaving behind her only relative, her cousin Mordecai, and her first true love, Cyrus, she is thrown headlong into the unrestrained extravagance of palace living. Quick of mind and strong in spirit, Esther refuses to suffer the fate of her harem sisters and boldly challenges Xerxes to give of his heart before taking his pleasure, thus sealing her place beside him as queen. While conspiracy spins its diabolical web, Esther's mind and spirit waver, and she is forced to confront the past in order to save her future–and thus an entire nation.
This is a completely original book on Eric Morecambe, one of the UK’s best-loved entertainers. Containing diary entries, unseen photographs and personal letters, this is the most revealing book yet on Morecambe.
A beautiful fugitive. A secret treaty. A decadent age. And the lost papers of the greatest diarist that ever lived. Tying together historical fiction, espionage and crime, this is a historical adventure to mirror a glorious age.
'Told with Townsend's trademark deadpan humour. To people of a certain age, Adrian Mole was their Harry Potter' News of the World Celebrate Adrian Mole's 50th Birthday with this new edition of the SIXTH BOOK in his diaries where Adrian, Leicester's most unlikely ex-con, faces the nit-infested reality of being a single parent. --------------------------- Monday January 3, 2000 So how do I greet the New Millennium? In despair. I'm a single parent, I live with my mother . . . I have a bald spot the size of a jaffa cake on the back of my head . . . I can't go on like this, drifting into early middle-age. I need a Life Plan . . . The 'same age as Jesus when he died', Adrian Mole has become a martyr: a single-father bringing up two young boys in an uncaring world. With the ever-unattainable Pandora pursuing her ambition to become Labour's first female PM; his over-achieving half-brother Brett sponging off him; and literary success ever-elusive, Adrian tries to make ends meet and find a purpose. But little does he realise that his own modest life is about to come to the attention of those charged with policing The War Against Terror . . . 'An achingly funny anti-hero' Daily Mail 'One of the great comic creations of our time. Almost every page of his diaries bring a smile to the face' Scotsman 'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran
Engrossing historical fiction for readers of The Bride of New France and The Birth House, about one of Canada’s most inimitable pioneers and her struggles to survive in the wilderness, brought beautifully to life in this accomplished debut Teetering on the edge of genteel poverty, Englishwoman Susanna Moodie agrees to leave her behind her growing career as a writer to follow her husband from her beloved Suffolk to the backwoods of Canada. John Moodie is an ebullient man with a weakness for money-making schemes, and he is convinced that riches await them in the New World. It is the 1830s, and despite their dreams, Susanna is woefully unprepared for life in the wilderness. Her true story of hardship and survival in a log cabin deep in the bush is part of our national mythology. Now, respected writer and editor Cecily Ross ?gives us an unprecedented fictional portrait of Susanna—the sister, the wife, the mother, the writer, a woman confronting both the wilds of Canada and the wilderness of her own heart. Told through imagined “lost diaries,” the novel explores Susanna’s complex inner life from childhood through the worst challenges of pioneering in a harsh and unforgiving landscape with her devoted but hapless and often absent spouse. Part love story, part coming of age narrative, this captivating novel brings to vivid life Moodie’s courage, wit and strength, as well as her moments of despair. The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie shows how one woman, against all odds and adversity, prevailed and made this savage and beautiful land her own.
On July 3rd, 1971, one of the most popular rock stars of all time, Jim Morrison of the rock group, The Doors, died of a drug overdose in a Paris, France, bathtub. Or, did he?Throughout his career rumors of Jim Morrison?s death ran rampant. So, hardly anyone paid any attention to the reports in 1971 that he had really died. For, no one had seen his body after his alleged death. And, he was buried quickly and relatively in secret. His wife Pamela was not even in Paris at the time. Even representatives of his record company never saw the body.The Lost Diaries of Jim Morrison: Book Two of Three: New World Quest is a literary novel edited by Marshal Lawrence Pierce, III, is Jim?s intimate experiences with the Las Vegas Mafia to New Orleans seances to reach his wife, Pam. Music from the Memphis Blues to Kentucky Bluegrass, Elvis?s death to Key West, upon his Harley in search of a new world, the lost diaries is an adventurous odyssey of Jim?s life?.but, after his death in 1971.This 2nd book of three is the newly discovered collection of diary entries intermingling the facts of Jim?s life with his career. In the first person, as in Book One, Jim speaks of his political views, his anti-war sentiments, his love and sex, his secret life as a rock star to escape the torture of rock n? roll. Within his words, one touches Morrison?s total deep and dark persona. So, is it really a work of fiction or is it indeed fact?The books begin with a convincing preface by a journalist who had edited the diaries and who explains in a very heartfelt manner just how the diaries came to be. He explains how he was contacted by a woman dying of cancer who arranged to give him the lost diaries in person. At first he did not believe the story but after careful scrutiny, even a handwriting analysis of Morrison?s handwriting, he concludes unequivocally that they are what they are claimed to be: the lost diaries of Jim Morrison.These diaries were unknown to most people and were considered to be lost by his entrusted friends until they were given to Marshal Pierce, the New York City journalist. Throughout these diaries the reader vicariously lives through Jim?s exciting adventures and understands his recalcitrant politics, lyrics and music while being motivated to think and to act.
Now after 141 years, these diaries originally compiled in two manuscripts, are being published for the first time unedited and in thier entirety. Rarely are any new discoveries made of the written material on the American Civil War and this may be the last major find of Civil War period literature.
Diaries found in a Long Island garage just might be the work of famed Dutch portrait painter Frans Hals--or they may be clever forgeries. When a Columbia graduate student is hired to translate and corroborate, he finds a world rich with color, drama, and emotion.
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Something monstrous has been found in the magic world of Wonderland and it wants to get out. Lewis Carroll created a curious and fantastical world in his classic book Alice in Wonderland, but he secretly recorded the true story of his actual travels to Wonderland in four journals which have been lost to the world...until now. Celia and Tyrus discover the legendary Lost Diaries of Wonderland and fall into a portal that pulls them into the same fantasy world as the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter. However, Wonderland has vastly changed. A darkness has settled over the land, and some creatures and characters that Tyrus remembers from the book have been transformed into angry monsters. Celia and Tyrus make their way through this unpredictable and dangerous land, helped by familiar friends including the Cheshire Cat and a new character, Sylvan, a young rabbit. Together, they desperately work to solve puzzles and riddles, looking for a way out of Wonderland. But the danger increases when the Queen of Hearts begins hunting them. Believing the two young visitors hold the key to opening multiple portals to multiple worlds, she will stop at nothing to capture them. It's up to Celia and Tyrus to save Wonderland and the real world. It's a race against time before they are trapped in Wonderland forever.
A Tragic Actress, Her Lost Diaries, and Her Granddaughter's Search for Home
Author: Bibi Gaston
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Her name was Rosamond Pinchot: hailed as "The Loveliest Woman in America," she was a niece of Pennsylvania governor Gifford Pinchot; cousin to Edie Sedgwick; half sister of Mary Pinchot Meyer, JFK's lover; friend to Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Arden. At nineteen she was discovered aboard a cruise ship, at twenty-three she married the playboy scion of a political Boston family, but by thirty-three she was dead by her own hand. Seventy years later, her granddaughter, a noted landscape architect, received Rosamond's diaries and embarked on a search to discover the real Rosamond Pinchot. Unearthing what appeared to be a glamorous fairy-tale existence, Bibi Gaston discovers the roots of the ties that bind and break a family, and uncovers the legacy of two great American dynasties torn apart by her grandmother's untimely death. This is a tale of three lives and five generations, mothers and grandmothers, longing, holding on and letting go, men, beauty, diets, and letting beauty slip. This is the story of how we make the most of our brief, beautiful lives.