Dogma: A Novel

By Lars Iyer

A plague of rats, the tip of philosophy, the cosmic poultry, and bars that don’t serve Plymouth Gin—is this the Apocalypse or is it simply the United States?
 
“The apocalypse is imminent,” thinks W. He has committed his existence to philosophy, yet he's approximately to be forged out from his cherished college. His buddy Lars isn't any support at all—he’s too busy combating an infestation of rats in his flat. A drunken lecture travel during the American South proves to be one other enormous mistake. In desperation, the 2 British intellectuals flip to Dogma, a semi-religious code that would but provide intending to their lives.
 
half Nietzsche, half Monty Python, half Huckleberry Finn, Dogma is a singular as ridiculous and profound as faith itself. The sequel to the acclaimed novel Spurious, Dogma is the second one e-book in a single of the main unique literary trilogies when you consider that MolloyMalone Dies and The Unnamable.

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Chosen for the Marriage Bed

By Anne O'Brien

Elizabeth de Lacy is informed she needs to wed her family's sworn enemy! Lord Richard Malinder needs to produce an inheritor, and a union with the de Lacy relations may possibly end up advantageous...Elizabeth has no longer anticipated to consider such excessive charm and the warmth of anticipation rises as they make their strategy to the bridal chamber...

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The Birth of Love: A Novel

By Joanna Kavenna

From the winner of the Orange Award for brand spanking new Writers, an epic novel of childbirth―past, current, and destiny

The yr is 1865. In Vienna, Dr. Ignasz Semmelweiss has been hounded into an asylum through his scientific friends, ridiculed for his declare that medical professionals' unwashed arms are the foundation explanation for childbed fever. In present-day London, Bridget Hughes juggles her younger son, husband, and mom as she plans her domestic delivery, unprepared for the trial she is ready to suffer. someplace in 2135, in an international the place people are birthed and raised in breeding farms, Prisoner 730004 is on trial for concealing a pregnancy.

Through 3 tales spanning centuries, acclaimed novelist Joanna Kavenna explores the main simple plight of girls, from the slaughterhouse of primitive medication to a futurisic imaginative and prescient of technological oppression. Poised on the midpoint is Bridget, whose fervent trust within the knowledge of nature is confirmed in a single of the main gripping bills of work to seem in fiction.

Original, strong, and performed out opposed to an unlimited canvas, The start of Love is right away a singular in regards to the construction of human lifestyles, technology and religion, insanity and compromise, and the epic trip of motherhood.

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The Last Witchfinder: A Novel

By James Morrow

Jennet Stearne's father hangs witches for a dwelling in recovery England. but if she witnesses the unjust and frightening execution of her cherished aunt Isobel, the precocious baby makes a decision to make it her life's challenge to deliver down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. Armed with little shop the facility of cause, and decided to work out justice be successful, Jennet hurls herself right into a sequence of picaresque adventures—traveling from King William's Britain to the fledgling American Colonies to an uncharted island within the Caribbean, braving West Indies pirates, Algonquin Indian captors, the machinations of the Salem Witch court docket, and the sensuous love of a tender Ben Franklin. For Jennet can't and mustn't ever leisure till she has placed the final witchfinder into chapter 11.

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Der Spion des Königs: Historischer Roman

By Simon Beaufort

Im Jahre 1101 kehrt Sir Geoffrey Mappestone aus Jerusalem nach England zurück. Doch auch hier kann er sich nicht von den Gräueln des Kreuzzuges erholen. Niemand hat mit seiner Rückkehr gerechnet, und so heißt guy ihn nicht eben herzlich willkommen. Zudem liegt sein Vater im Sterben. Er behauptet, von den eigenen Kindern vergiftet worden zu sein, was once niemand glaubt, bis er eines Morgens tot aufgefunden wird: erstochen mit Geoffreys Messer.

Auch von außen droht Gefahr: Der Earl of Shrewsbury und der Waliser Rhodri of Llan Martin strecken ihre gierigen Hände nach dem Besitz der Mappestones aus. Wieder einmal muss Geoffrey sich als Detektiv betätigen - und stößt bald auf eine Intrige, die bis zum Königshof reicht ...

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Age, Narrative and Migration: The Life Course and Life Histories of Bengali Elders in London

By Katy Gardner

Whilst the majority of fresh examine on identification and ethnicity among South Asians in Britain has targeted upon more youthful humans, this booklet bargains with Bengali elders, the ‘first iteration' of migrants from Sylhet, in Bangladesh. The publication describes what number of those elders face the methods of getting old, affliction and ― ultimately ― demise, in a rustic the place they didn't count on to stick and the place they don't unavoidably think they belong. The ways that they speak about and care for this, and specifically, their ambivalence in the direction of Britain and Bangladesh lies on the center of the publication.

Centrally, the e-book is predicated round the males and women's lifestyles tales. In her research of those, Gardner indicates how narratives play a big function within the formation of either collective and person id and are key domain names for the articulation of gender and age. Underlying the tales that individuals inform, and infrequently hidden inside their gaps and silences, are usually different concerns and issues. utilizing specific idioms and narrative units, the elders discuss the contradictions and disjunctions of transmigration, their courting with and infrequently resistance to, the British country, and what they typically current because the ‘breakdown' of ‘traditional' methods. as well as this, the e-book exhibits that histories, tales and identification aren't simply narrated via phrases, but in addition in the course of the physique - a space infrequently theorized in reports of migration.

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The Last Banquet

Set opposed to the backdrop of the Enlightenment, the delectable decadence of Versailles, and the French Revolution, The final Banquet is an intimate epic that tells the tale of 1 man’s quest to grasp the realm via its many and extraordinary flavors. Jean-Marie d’Aumout will test whatever as soon as, with results which are from time to time mouthwatering and at others fascinatingly macabre (Three Snake Bouillabaisse a person? or even a few pickled Wolf's Heart?). while he isn't obsessively looking for a brand new flavor d’Aumout is a quick good friend, a loving husband, a doting father, and an inventive lover. He befriends Ben Franklin, corresponds with the Marquis de Sade and Voltaire, turns into a favourite at Versailles, thwarts a peasant rebellion, improves upon conventional French tools of birth control, performs an instrumental position within the Corsican conflict of Independence, and constructs France’s best menagerie. yet d’Aumout’s each adventurous flip is determined by way of his from time to time darkish obsession to understand all of the world’s flavors sooner than that international adjustments irreversibly.
 
As gripping as Patrick Suskind’s Perfume, as gloriously formidable as Daniel Kehlman’s Measuring the World, and as prize-worthy as Andrew Miller’s natural, The final dinner party is a highly attractive novel approximately meals and taste, in regards to the Age of cause and the a long time of guy, and our obsessions and approximately how, if we be ready to live to tell the tale them, they could bequeath us knowledge and comfort in outdated age.

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The Spy Game

By Georgina Harding

'If you have been a sleeper, how lengthy do you think that it will take ahead of you forgot who you actually have been? for those who have been dwelling undercover for years and years. Which individual will be you?' On a freezing January morning in 1961, eight-year-old Anna's mom disappears into the fog. A kiss that hardly touches Anna's cheek, a rumble of exhaust and a blurred wave via an icy windscreen, and her mom is long past. in retrospect, Anna will want that she can have paid extra recognition to the evidence of that day. The grownup international shrouds the loss in silence, tidies the difficulty of loss of life away in addition to the issues that her mom left in the back of. And her thoughts will flow and settle just like the fog that covers the auto. that very same morning a undercover agent case breaks within the information - the case of the Krogers, it appears usual those that weren't who they acknowledged they have been; those who had disappeared in a single position and reappeared in one other with different identities, prime different lives. Obsessed through tales of the chilly warfare, and of the second one international conflict that is nonetheless a clean and painful reminiscence for the adults approximately them, Anna's brother Peter starts to build a concept that their mom, a refugee from jap Germany, used to be a secret agent operating undercover and can even nonetheless be alive. As existence returns to general, Anna struggles to variety among truth and myth. Did her mom have a mystery existence? and the way are you aware who a individual was she is useless? The undercover agent online game is a fantastically wrought novel approximately loss, historical past, reminiscence and mind's eye, and how within which we form those to build our personal identities. it's a painful and gentle reminder of the significance of figuring out the previous and, in flip, the significance of letting cross.

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After Flodden

By Rosemary Goring

Patrick Paniter used to be James IV's right-hand guy, a diplomatic genius who was once accountable for the weapons on the disastrous conflict of Flodden in September 1513 during which the English annihilated the Scots. After the dying of his king he's laid low with guilt as he relives the occasions that resulted in struggle. whilst Louise Brenier, daughter of a rogue sea dealer, asks his assist in checking out if her brother Benoit used to be killed in motion, it's the least he can do to salve his sense of right and wrong. no longer happy with the scoop he brings, Louise units off to determine the reality herself, and quickly falls foul of 1 of the lawless clans that rule the ungovernable borderlands. After Flodden is a unique concerning the outcomes of the conflict of Flodden, as visible in the course of the eyes of numerous characters who both had a hand in bringing the rustic to struggle, or have been profoundly stricken by the result. there were only a few novels approximately Flodden, regardless of its significance,and none from this attitude. It's a racy experience, combining political intrigue and romance, and its readership might be somebody who loves old fiction, or is drawn to the historical past of Scotland and the turbulent, ungovernable borderlands among Scotland and England.

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