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NOONTIDE OWLS by Irene Black
The conquering forces of Shoog the Awesome have left the City after a hundred years.
Its inhabitants - Anvil People, Scribes, Timekeepers and Mariner Folk - are free again.
Will they join together to rebuild their devastated City?
Or will their liberty cause darker forces to leach out?
A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE WORLD by George Abbot
George Abbot, later Archbishop of Canterbury wrote 'The Brief Description' in 1599. It gives us a revealing glimpse of how a leading churchman of this time regarded his world. This edition is designed to be accessible to readers of today while still keeping the flavour of George Abbot’s work. It has been edited by Anthony Richmond, Master of Abbot’s Hospital, Guildford.
THE NINE LIVES OF KIT MARLOWE by Jay Margrave
This book takes the reader through a sixteenth century tour of Europe wllh Kit Marlowe and his friend but with an ingenious aim - anyone who Loves the Shakespeare and Marlowe conspiracy will love the turn of events in this novel, which is the third of a trilogy featuring Tom Priedeux.
TAINTED TREE by Jacquelynn Luben
A surprise bequest from an unknown benefactor leads American adoptee, Addie Russell, to Surrey on a journey to discover more about her mysterious English family. She does not know that her search will uncover secrets that will both shock and thrill her. Nor can she imagine the emotions and events which await her.
DARSHAN by Irene Black
A young woman struggles through a morass of unsuitable relationships, involving betrayal, danger and heartbreak, in order to find her cultural identity. Her journey takes her from India to Britain to American and back to India. Is she destined to live her life on the fringes of the communities where she grew up? Or will she finally come to terms with who she is?
LUTHER'S AMBASSADORS by Jay Margrave
In this, the second of the Priedeux mysteries, we rediscover Tom Priedeux, now serving the young Anne Boleyn. However, Tom is more than just a servant; at different times, he is her mentor, her confidante and sometimes her critic. Anne has one overriding ambition: to reform the Catholic Church. The only way she can achieve her aim is to marry a powerful man and use her wiles to influence him. This man, of course, is Henry VIII. Priedeux helps her in this aim and when her schemes are going awry he is there to fight her battles; when her life is threatened, he saves her; when she needs a ally, he is at her side. But for how long can he survive the political battles of the Court without himself becoming a target for powerful men?
THE GAWAIN QUEST by Jay Margrave
Priedeux is a medieval hitman. He is sent to kill the writer of the poem, Gawain and the Green Knight, to stop further seditious texts against the King, Richard II. As he follows the clues in the poem, Priedeux finds himself questioning the very purpose of his vocation. Can he discover the identity of the mysterious author in time to stop rebellion and save his own life? And what will he report to his master, John of Gaunt?
A BOTTLE OF PLONK by Jacquelynn Luben
It's 1989 - a time when Liebfraumilch, Black Forest gateau and avocado bathrooms are all the rage, and nobody uses mobile phones. When Julie Stanton moves in with Richard Webb one Saturday night in May, everything is looking rosy. She certainly doesn't expect their romantic evening together to end with her walking out of the flat clutching the bottle of wine with which they were to toast their new relationship. But then Julie and the wine part company, and the bottle takes the reader on a journey through a series of events revealing love, laughter and conflict.
THE MOON'S COMPLEXION by Irene Black
Bangalore, India 1991. Ashok Rao, a young doctor, has returned home from England to choose a bride. But who is the intriguing Englishwoman who seeks him out? Why is she afraid and what is the secret that binds them together? The lives of two strangers are turned upside down when they meet and the past comes to haunt them. The Moon's Complexion is a tale of love across cultural boundaries. It is also a breath-taking adventure tale played out in the mystical lands of Southern India and Sri Lanka and in the icy countryside of winter England.
ON THE EDGE by Esme Ashford
Tramps with bad feet, a sheep rustler, a busker invited to dinner; a weird monster who devours a nasty husband, and a child who learns from a visit to the fun fair; stories, limericks and blank verse: it is all here in this magical collection of short stories and poems!