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The Masque of the Black Tulip
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781101210819
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Fiction
  • ...But now she has a million questions about the Pink Carnation's deadly French nemesis, the Black Tulip. And she's pretty sure that her handsome onagain, off-again crush, Colin Selwick, has the answers somewhere in his archives. But what she discovers in an old codebook is something juicier than she ever imagined.

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    The Seduction of the Crimson Rose
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 0525950338
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A continuation of the series that began with The Masque of the Black Tulip and The Deception of the Emerald Ring finds Mary accepting a secret assignment from spy Lord Vaughn to infiltrate the Black Tulip's operation in order to prevent an invasion of England. 40,000 first printing.

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    The Black Tulip
  • Author : Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : IOWA:31858006283422
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Netherlands
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    The Secret History of the Pink Carnation
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 045121742X
  • Reader Reviews : 77
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Nothing goes right for Eloise. The one day she wears her new suede boots, it rains cats and dogs. When the subway stops short, she’s always the one thrown into some stranger’s lap. Plus, she’s had more than her share of misfortune in the way of love. In fact, ever since she realized romantic heroes are a thing of the past, she’s decided it’s time for a fresh start. Setting off for England, Eloise is determined to finish her dissertation on that dashing pair of spies, the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian. But what she discovers is something the finest historians have missed: the secret history of the Pink Carnation—the most elusive spy of all time. As she works to unmask this obscure spy, Eloise stumbles across answers to all kinds of questions. Like how did the Pink Carnation save England from Napoleon? What became of the Scarlet Pimpernel and the Purple Gentian? And will Eloise Kelly escape her bad luck and find a living, breathing hero all her own?

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    The Deception of the Emerald Ring
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 0451222210
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Fiction
  • New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig presents the third novel in her charming Pink Carnation series... Harvard grad student Eloise Kelly has gotten into quite a bit of trouble since she started spying on the Pink Carnation and the Black Tulip-two of the deadliest spies to saunter the streets of nineteenth-century England and France. Not only has she unearthed secrets that will rearrange history, she's dallied with Colin Selwick and sought out a romantic adventure all her own. Little does she know that she's about to uncover another fierce heroine running headlong into history... In June 1803, Letty Alsworthy attempts to prevent her sister’s midnight elopement—only to be accidentally whisked away herself. The scandal forces her into a hasty marriage with Geoffrey Pinchingdale-Snipe, who then decamps immediately to help the Pink Carnation quash a ring of Irish rebels led by the Black Tulip. Not to be outdone, Letty steals away to the Emerald Isle herself, ready to learn a thing or two about espionage—and never imagining she might learn a few things about love along the way.

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    The Deception of the Emerald Ring
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Dutton Adult
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 0525949771
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A continuation of the popular series that began with The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and The Masque of the Black Tulip pits the top spies of England and France against one another in 1803 Ireland, while Letty Alsworthy finds herself forcibly married to her sister's undesirable fianc.

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    The Mischief of the Mistletoe
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781101444702
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Despite her dear friend Jane Austen's warning against teaching, Arabella Dempsey accepts a position at a girls' school in Bath, just before Christmas. She hardly imagines coming face-to-face with French aristocrats and international spies. Reginald "Turnip" Fitzhugh-often mistaken for the elusive spy known as the Pink Carnation-has blundered into danger before. When Turnip and Arabella find their Christmas pudding yielding a cryptic message, they are launched on a Yuletide adventure. Will they find poinsettias-or peril?

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    Romance Fiction: A Guide to the Genre, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Kristin Ramsdell
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 719
  • ISBN : 9781610692359
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject

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    The Lure of the Moonflower
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780698183476
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In the final Pink Carnation novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, Napoleon has occupied Lisbon, and Jane Wooliston, aka the Pink Carnation, teams up with a rogue agent to protect the escaped Queen of Portugal. Portugal, December 1807. Jack Reid, the British agent known as the Moonflower (formerly the French agent known as the Moonflower), has been stationed in Portugal and is awaiting his new contact. He does not expect to be paired with a woman—especially not the legendary Pink Carnation. All of Portugal believes that the royal family departed for Brazil just before the French troops marched into Lisbon. Only the English government knows that mad seventy-three-year-old Queen Maria was spirited away by a group of loyalists determined to rally a resistance. But as the French garrison scours the countryside, it’s only a matter of time before she’s found and taken. It’s up to Jane to find her first and ensure her safety. But she has no knowledge of Portugal or the language. Though she is loath to admit it, she needs the Moonflower. Operating alone has taught her to respect her own limitations. But she knows better than to show weakness around the Moonflower—an agent with a reputation for brilliance, a tendency toward insubordination, and a history of going rogue. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED

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    The Passion of the Purple Plumeria
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781101614174
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED! Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation novels have been hailed as “sheer fun”* and “charming.”** Now she takes readers on an adventure filled with hidden treasure and a devilishly handsome English colonel.... Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near his children, who are safely stowed at an academy in Bath. Upon his return to the Isles, however, he finds that one of his daughters has vanished, along with one of her classmates. Because she served as second-in-command to the Pink Carnation, one of England’s most intrepid spies, it would be impossible for Gwendolyn Meadows to give up the intrigue of Paris for a quiet life in the English countryside—especially when she’s just overheard news of an alliance forming between Napoleon and an Ottoman Sultan. But, when the Pink Carnation’s little sister goes missing from her English boarding school, Gwen reluctantly returns home to investigate the girl’s disappearance. Thrown together by circumstance, Gwen and William must cooperate to track down the young ladies before others with nefarious intent get their hands on them. But Gwen’s partnership with quick-tongued, roguish William may prove to be even more of an adventure for her than finding the lost girls…. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED *New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd **Kirkus Reviews

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    The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 494
  • ISBN : 9780451414731
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Tiring of the Little Season's endless parties and balls in the fall of 1806, Sally investigates a ton rumor that reclusive duke Lucien is an actual vampire, an effort that is complicated by the exsanguination death of a young woman. By the Rita Award-winning author of The Mischief of the Mistletoe. Original. 40,000 first printing.

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    The Temptation of the Night Jasmine
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Allison & Busby
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780749040253
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Puzzled, Charlotte lifted the small piece of paper and opened it. In a bold, scrawling hand were written all of two words. Forgive me. After years abroad, Robert, Duke of Dovedale, has returned to England to avenge the murder of his mentor. To uncover the murderer's identity, he must infiltrate the infamous, secret Hellfire Club. But the duke has no idea that an even more difficult challenge awaits him - in a romantic-minded young lady. Charlotte Lansdowne remembers Robert from her childhood and when she takes up a bit of espionage - investigating a plot to kidnap the king - Robert soon realises that she is more than the perfect partner in crime.

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    The Betrayal of the Blood Lily
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781101163221
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A New York Times extended list bestseller in hardcover-the sensational sixth book in the national bestselling Pink Carnation series. Whisked away to nineteenth-century India, Penelope Deveraux plunges into the court intrigues of the Nizam of Hyderabad, where no one is quite what they seem. New to this strange and exotic country- where a dangerous spy called the Marigold leaves venomous cobras as his calling card-she can trust only one man: Captain Alex Reid. With danger looming from local warlords, treacherous court officials, and French spies, Alex and Penelope may be all that stand in the way of a plot designed to rock the very foundations of the British Empire... Watch a Video

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    Under the Tulip Tree
  • Author : Michelle Shocklee
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN : 9781496446077
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Sixteen-year-old Lorena Leland's dreams of a rich and fulfilling life as a writer are dashed when the stock market crashes in 1929. Seven years into the Great Depression, Rena's banker father has retreated into the bottle, her sister is married to a lazy charlatan and gambler, and Rena is an unemployed newspaper reporter. Eager for any writing job, Rena accepts a position interviewing former slaves for the Federal Writers' Project. There, she meets Frankie Washington, a 101-year-old woman whose honest yet tragic past captivates Rena. As Frankie recounts her life as a slave, Rena is horrified to learn of all the older woman has endured--especially because Rena's ancestors owned slaves. While Frankie's story challenges Rena's preconceptions about slavery, it also connects the two women whose lives are otherwise separated by age, race, and circumstances. But will this bond of respect, admiration, and friendship be broken by a revelation neither woman sees coming?

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    The Ashford Affair
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781250014498
  • Reader Reviews : 23
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Feeling unfulfilled in the face of an imminent legal partnership and a broken engagement, Manhattan lawyer Clementine Evans learns of a long-buried family secret that leads her to the inner circles of World War I British society and the red hills of Kenya. By the award-winning author of the Pink Carnation series. 100,000 first printing.

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    The Garden Intrigue
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN : 9780451415608
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Hiding intelligence clues in bad poetry that he writes from France, undercover agent Augustus Whittlesby must gain the favor of American widow Emma in order to collect information about a secret device being shown at a house party.

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    The English Wife
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781466860216
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Brings to life old world New York City and London with all the splendor of two of my favorite novels, The Age of Innocence and The Crimson Petal and the White. Mystery, murder, mistaken identity, romance--Lauren Willig weaves each strand into a page-turning tapestry." -Sally Koslow, author of The Widow Waltz "Her best yet...A dark and scintillating tale of betrayal, secrets and a marriage gone wrong that will have readers on the edge of their seats until the final breathtaking twist." -Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan's Tale From New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous novel set in the Gilded Age, full of family secrets, affairs, and murder. Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor house in England, they had a fairytale romance in London, they have three-year-old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and named it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she’s having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay’s sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to try to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?

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    The Other Daughter
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781466860131
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Raised in a poor yet genteel household, Rachel Woodley is working in France as a governess when she receives news that her mother has died, suddenly. Grief-stricken, she returns to the small town in England where she was raised to clear out the cottage...and finds a cutting from a London society magazine, with a photograph of her supposedly deceased father dated all of three month before. He's an earl, respected and influential, and he is standing with another daughter-his legitimate daughter. Which makes Rachel...not legitimate. Everything she thought she knew about herself and her past-even her very name-is a lie. Still reeling from the death of her mother, and furious at this betrayal, Rachel sets herself up in London under a new identity. There she insinuates herself into the party-going crowd of Bright Young Things, with a steely determination to unveil her father's perfidy and bring his-and her half-sister's-charmed world crashing down. Very soon, however, Rachel faces two unexpected snags: she finds she genuinely likes her half-sister, Olivia, whose situation isn't as simple it appears; and she might just be falling for her sister's fiancé... From Lauren Willig, author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Ashford Affair, comes The Other Daughter, a page-turner full of deceit, passion, and revenge.

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    Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests, 7th Edition
  • Author : Cynthia Orr,Diana Tixier Herald
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Pages : 645
  • ISBN : 9781610694612
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • The gold standard for readers' advisory, this book represents an essential resource for LIS students and practicing librarians who want to better understand readers, reading interests, and fiction and nonfiction genres. • Provides an outstanding introduction to readers' advisory service, updated to reflect changing trends in popular reading • Serves as a textbook or supplementary text for classes regarding popular reading, readers' advisory service, or reference • Helps readers' advisors identify read-alikes for patrons' favorite titles

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    Literary Afterlife
  • Author : Bernard A. Drew
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 9780786457212
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.

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    My Dog Tulip
  • Author : J. R. Ackerley
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781590175279
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Heartwarming and profound, this account of one writer's relationship with his beloved German sheperd is a masterpiece of animal literature. The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middleage, he came into possession of a German shepherd. Tohis surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the“ideal friend” he had been searching for in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of their sixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound andsubtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heartof all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip’s often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determinedefforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness. My Dog Tulip has been adapted to screen as a major animated feature film with a cast that includes the voices of Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini. It has been heralded as "A stroke of genius" by New York Magazine and "The love story of the year" by Vanity Fair. My Dog Tulip was adapted into a major motion picture in 2010.

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    The Orchid Affair
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781101495452
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Veteran governess Laura Grey joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling adventures in service to the spy known as the Pink Carnation. She hardly expects her first assignment to be serving as governess for the children of André Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police. At first the job is as lively as Latin, but Laura begins to notice Jaouen's increasingly strange behavior. As Laura edges closer to her employer, she is surprised to learn that she has much in common with him. And Jaouen finds he's hired more than he's bargained for...

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    All for Love
  • Author : Amanda Elyot
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 0451222970
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A fictional portrait of eighteenth-century British actress Mary Robinson follows her life from the harsh poverty of debtors' prison, to the glamour, success, and scandal of the London stage, to her shocking public affair with the Prince of Wales, to her subsequent career as a poet, novelist, and ardent supporter of women's rights. By the author of Too Great a Lady. Original.

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    The Temptation of the Night Jasmine
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781440685798
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A New York Times extended list bestseller and the exciting fifth book in the national bestselling Pink Carnation series. After years abroad, Robert, Duke of Dovedale, has returned to England to avenge the murder of his mentor. To uncover the murderer's identity, he must infiltrate the infamous, secret Hellfire Club. But the Duke has no idea that an even more difficult challenge awaits him-in a mistaken, romantic-minded young lady. Charlotte Lansdowne wistfully remembers the Robert of her childhood as a valiant hero among men. Too aware of his own flaws, Robert tries to dissuade Charlotte from her delusions, even as he finds himself drawn to her. When Charlotte takes up a bit of espionage-investigating a plot to kidnap the King-Robert soon realizes that she is more than the perfect partner in crime. Caught in a dangerous game full of deadly spies and secret rites, Robert and Charlotte must work together to reveal the villain...and confront their true love.

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    That Summer
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 9781250014504
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Inheriting a London house from an unknown relative, Julia begins work on the house at the side of an alluring antiques dealer before discovering an old painting that reveals the house's shrouded history and the story of a mid-19th-century woman trapped in a loveless marriage. 60,000 first printing.

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    A Royal Experiment
  • Author : Janice Hadlow
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN : 9780805096569
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Documents the American Revolution-era king's radical pursuit of happiness in his private life with Queen Charlotte and their 15 children, describing his resolve to avoid the cruelties of his progenitors, his determined faithfulness and his approaches to parenting. 40,000 first printing.

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    Too Great A Lady
  • Author : Amanda Elyot
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781101098219
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Emma Hamilton is renowned as the real-life heroine of the greatest love story in British history, as legendary for her beauty as for her passionate love affair with Britain’s greatest hero, Lord Horatio Nelson. Amanda Elyot breathes new life into this remarkable woman, in what might have been Emma’s very own words. The impoverished daughter of an illiterate country farrier, young Emily Lyon sold coal by the roadside to help put food on the family’s table. By the time she was 15, she had made her way from London nursemaid to vivacious courtesan, and continued a meteoric rise through society, rung by slippery rung, to become the most talked-about woman in all of Europe, mistress of many tongues, a key envoy in Britain’s and Italy’s war against the French, and confidante to a queen. This novel, inspired by her remarkable life, recounts Emma’s many extraordinary adventures, the earth-shattering passion she eventually found with Lord Nelson, and how they braved the censure of king and country, risking all in the name of true love. “A thoughtful retelling of the life of a common-born beauty and her infamous love affair with Admiral Lord Nelson.”—Susan Holloway, author of Duchess “An energetic portrait of a unique historical figure.”—Publishers Weekly

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    Secrets of a Sun King
  • Author : Emma Carroll
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780571328505
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Enter a world of Egyptian pharaohs and ancient curses from the Queen of Historical Fiction. London, 1922. A discovery from ancient Egypt . . . A cursed package . . . The untold story of a young pharaoh . . . When Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad's doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found dead that very morning, according to every newspaper in England! The mysterious package holds the key to a story . . . about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for. Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey - to return the package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse . . . 'This crisp, beautifully paced story will hold every young reader in thrall.' Telegraph 'Hooked yet? You'd have to be dead and wrapped in bandages not to be.' The Times

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    The Passion of the Purple Plumeria
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9780451414724
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED! Lauren Willig’s Pink Carnation novels have been hailed as “sheer fun”* and “charming.”** Now she takes readers on an adventure filled with hidden treasure and a devilishly handsome English colonel.... Colonel William Reid has returned home from India to retire near his children, who are safely stowed at an academy in Bath. Upon his return to the Isles, however, he finds that one of his daughters has vanished, along with one of her classmates. Because she served as second-in-command to the Pink Carnation, one of England’s most intrepid spies, it would be impossible for Gwendolyn Meadows to give up the intrigue of Paris for a quiet life in the English countryside—especially when she’s just overheard news of an alliance forming between Napoleon and an Ottoman Sultan. But, when the Pink Carnation’s little sister goes missing from her English boarding school, Gwen reluctantly returns home to investigate the girl’s disappearance. Thrown together by circumstance, Gwen and William must cooperate to track down the young ladies before others with nefarious intent get their hands on them. But Gwen’s partnership with quick-tongued, roguish William may prove to be even more of an adventure for her than finding the lost girls…. READERS GUIDE INCLUDED *New York Times Bestselling Author Christina Dodd **Kirkus Reviews

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    Season of Storms
  • Author : Susanna Kearsley
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9781402258749
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters—sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"—DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander Master of intricate paranormal historical fiction, Susanna Kearsley illuminates a multi-generational Italian romance, where the theatre only scratches the surface of the drama—and the danger. In 1921, infamous Italian poet Galeazzo D'Ascanio wrote his last and greatest play, inspired by his romance with his muse, actress Celia Sands. But on the eve of the premiere, Celia vanished, and the play was never performed. Two generations later, Alessandro D'Ascanio plans to stage his grandfather's masterpiece and has offered the lead to a promising young English actress, also named Celia Sands—at the whim of her actress mother, or so she thought. When Celia arrives at D'Ascanio's magnificent, isolated Italian villa, she is drawn to the mystery of her namesake's disappearance—and to the compelling, enigmatic Alessandro. But the closer Celia gets to learning the fate of her predecessor, the more she is drawn into a web of murder, passion, and the obsession of genius. Though she knows she should let go of the past, in the dark, in her dreams, it comes back... Hints of the paranormal and the passion of the Italian stage will draw readers of Diana Gabaldon, Kate Morton, and Kate Mosse, into the romance of Susanna Kearsley's lush historical fiction. Also by Susanna Kearsley: The Winter Sea The Firebird A Desperate Fortune The Rose Garden The Shadowy Horses The Splendour Falls Named of the Dragon Mariana Bellewether

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    The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
  • Author : Philip Pullman
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780802196989
  • Reader Reviews : 50
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A thought-provoking retelling of the Gospel story from an atheist perspective. Upon its hardcover publication, renowned author Philip Pullman’s The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ provoked heated debates and stirred a frenzy of controversy throughout the clerical and literary worlds alike with its bold retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. In this remarkable piece of fiction, famously atheistic author Philip Pullman challenges the events of the Gospels and puts forward his own compelling and plausible version of the life of Jesus. Written with unstinting authority, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is a pithy, erudite, subtle, and powerful book by a beloved author, a text to be read and reread, studied and unpacked, much like the Good Book itself. “The erudite fantasy author, Philip Pullman, makes explicit his complaint against Christian dogma with [this] challenging deconstruction of the Gospels.” —Entertainment Weekly “Inspiring . . . Again and again, [Pullman] displays a marvelous sense of the elemental power of Jesus’s instructions and parables.” —The Washington Post

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    In the Arms of Mr. Darcy
  • Author : Sharon Lathan
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781402254666
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • If only everyone could be as happy as they are... Darcy and Elizabeth are as much in love as ever—even more so as their relationship matures. Their passion inspires everyone around them, and as winter turns to spring, romance blossoms around them. Confirmed bachelor Richard Fitzwilliam sets his sights on a seemingly unattainable, beautiful widow; Georgiana Darcy learns to flirt outrageously; the very flighty Kitty Bennet develops her first crush, and Caroline Bingley meets her match. But the path of true love never does run smooth, and Elizabeth and Darcy are kept busy navigating their friends and loved ones through the inevitable separations, misunderstandings, misgivings, and lovers' quarrels to reach their own happily ever afters... Praise for Sharon Lathan: "The everlasting love between Darcy and Lizzy will leave more than one reader swooning." —A Bibliophile's Bookshelf "If you love Pride and Prejudice sequels then this series should be on the top of your list!" —Royal Reviews "Sharon really knows how to make Regency come alive." —Love Romance Passion "The way Ms. Lathan allows the relationship between Darcy and Elizabeth to evolve is wonderful and will surely induce a contented sigh from all romantics." —Once Upon a Romance "A heartfelt enjoyable story filled with passion and warmth. Beautifully written." —Anna's Book Blog "Jane Austen fan or not—you're going to love this author's interpretation of life after the wedding as Darcy and Lizzy begin a honeymoon that looks to last forever. Very highly recommended reading." —CK2's Kwips & Kritiques

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    The Count of Monte Cristo (Illustrated Edition)
  • Author : Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 730
  • ISBN : 9788027231911
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The Count of Monte Cristo" is an adventure novel. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Dumas completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean, and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838. It is an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. The book is considered a literary classic today. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors.

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    THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (With Original Illustrations)
  • Author : Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 730
  • ISBN : 9788027201051
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  • This beautifully illustrated eBook edition of "The Count Of Monte Cristo" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Count of Monte Cristo is an adventure novel. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Dumas completed the work in 1844. The story takes place in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean, and in the Levant during the historical events of 1815-1838. It is an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness, it focuses on a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. The book is considered a literary classic today. Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870), was a French writer. His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors.

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    Curiosities of Literature
  • Author : Isaac Disraeli
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 616
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105010458813
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : English literature
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    Mr. Knightley's Diary
  • Author : Amanda Grange
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 042521771X
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Relive Jane Austen's Emma- from Mr. Knightley's point of view. Between managing his estate and visiting his brother in London, Mr. Knightley is both exasperated and amused by his irresistibly beautiful, outrageously mischievous neighbor, Emma Woodhouse, whose misguided attempts at matchmaking are wreaking havoc in the village of Highbury. But when a handsome newcomer arrives and catches Emma's attention, Mr. Knightley is shocked by his reaction. Amusement gives way to another emotion entirely-for his unreasonable dislike of the handsome newcomer seems suspiciously like jealousy.

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    Dangerous Alliance: An Austentacious Romance
  • Author : Jennieke Cohen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780062857323
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Jane Austen in this witty, winking historical romance with a dash of mystery! Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home. But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season. Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exact circumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility. Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.

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    The Complete Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Author : Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN : UOM:49015002152610
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    The New Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians
  • Author : Waldo Selden Pratt
  • Publisher : New York : The Macmillan Company
  • Pages : 1022
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3418325
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    Band of Sisters
  • Author : Lauren Willig
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780062986177
  • Reader Reviews : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "A crackling portrayal of everyday American heroines…A triumph." — Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true story—a skillful blend of Call the Midwife and The Alice Network—from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig. A scholarship girl from Brooklyn, Kate Moran thought she found a place among Smith’s Mayflower descendants, only to have her illusions dashed the summer after graduation. When charismatic alumna Betsy Rutherford delivers a rousing speech at the Smith College Club in April of 1917, looking for volunteers to help French civilians decimated by the German war machine, Kate is too busy earning her living to even think of taking up the call. But when her former best friend Emmeline Van Alden reaches out and begs her to take the place of a girl who had to drop out, Kate reluctantly agrees to join the new Smith College Relief Unit. Four months later, Kate and seventeen other Smithies, including two trailblazing female doctors, set sail for France. The volunteers are armed with money, supplies, and good intentions—all of which immediately go astray. The chateau that was to be their headquarters is a half-burnt ruin. The villagers they meet are in desperate straits: women and children huddling in damp cellars, their crops destroyed and their wells poisoned. Despite constant shelling from the Germans, French bureaucracy, and the threat of being ousted by the British army, the Smith volunteers bring welcome aid—and hope—to the region. But can they survive their own differences? As they cope with the hardships and terrors of the war, Kate and her colleagues find themselves navigating old rivalries and new betrayals which threaten the very existence of the Unit. With the Germans threatening to break through the lines, can the Smith Unit pull together and be truly a band of sisters?