Download Black Andrew (Lords of the High Country) by Jerry Bennett PDF

By Jerry Bennett

approximately “Black Andrew”

The English defeat at Bannockburn in 1314 used to be not only an army defeat. It plunged the full of britain right into a nation of faction struggling with and lawlessness from which it's going to no longer emerge for nearly 20 years. King Edward II and his supporters have been continually adversarial by means of his cousin, Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. The Northern counties of britain have been mostly missed, and left to fend for themselves opposed to the raids of Robert Bruce and the positive Scots.

One Englishman emerged from these chaotic and disastrous years to guide resistance to the Scottish raids. Andrew de Harcla used to be no longer an outstanding manorial lord, yet he was once a truly able commander, and 365 days after Bannockburn he led the profitable safeguard of Carlisle opposed to a huge Scottish assault. within the years that undefined, he grew to become the point of interest for the English resistance to the Scots within the West March – the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland - impressive again from the depths of Inglewood woodland and the hillsides of the Pennines and the Cumberland fells, and revising his methods of combating as he did so. His dependable infantrymen gave him the nickname of “Black Andrew” as their method of claiming he used to be pretty much as good a pacesetter because the infamous Scottish commander, “Black” James Douglas.

But the Scots weren't his purely challenge. He encountered a lot jealousy from different landowners within the counties, and the faction combating within the remainder of England always interfered with and undermined his activities. His love for Anne Neville additionally aroused the hatred of a few participants of that influential kin. while the animosity among King Edward and Thomas of Lancaster ultimately erupted into civil warfare, he raised the lads of the 2 counties to confront and defeat the rebels, which earned him the short help of King Edward.

But he couldn't defeat Robert Bruce on his personal, and Edward and his favourite-ridden court docket proved both incapable of doing so. The 12 months 1322 observed higher Scottish raids penetrating deeper into England than ever ahead of, whereas Edward suffered a defeat much more destructive than Bannockburn. Andrew felt he needed to attempt to negotiate a extra lasting peace with the Scots, yet may perhaps by no means ascertain no matter if he had the help of King Edward and the courtroom favourites.

But with the opportunity of the Scots reviving an previous declare to a lot of the North of britain, it was once a predicament he needed to face…


“Black Andrew” is a piece of fiction and lots of the characters within the ebook are fictional. however it is predicated round genuine occasions and contains many actual humans from heritage. i've got learn via as many historical past texts as i may locate (mostly in Lancaster college Library) to make this tale as life like as attainable. however it is essentially written from Andrew’s perspective, as anyone who needed to safeguard the border, and who used to be by no means a member of King Edward’s court.

This is the 1st ebook of a brief sequence (Lords of the excessive kingdom) that conceal the restoration of England’s fortunes from utter defeat at Bannockburn to notable triumph at Crecy, 30 years later. Many top historians have pointed out the strategies that have been devised via Andrew de Harcla as enjoying a massive half in that strategy of restoration, and it's his legacy that i've got attempted to exhibit through the series.

Jerry Bennett
Kendal - 2010

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Download The White Man and the Pachinko Girl: A Novel by Vann Chow PDF

By Vann Chow

An unforgettable, breathless debut fiction via writer Vann Chow, THE WHITE guy AND THE PACHINKO woman is the successful number of a world ebook award with over a hundred and forty thousand submissions. whereas the publication seems to be a homicide secret, the writer explores and exposes a slew of human rights matters similar to gender inequality, hyper-sexualization of children, gay discrimination, racial discrimination, and office bullying between others in Japan throughout the eyes of a foreigner together with his associates from assorted walks of lives and professions in her seminal debut fiction series.


An American businessman who lingered in Pachinko parlor each evening in his lonely existence as a foreigner within the urban of Tokyo met Misa, a tender eastern hostess that labored at a the parlor by accident. understanding her own woes, he gave her his successful as an alternate for jap classes. that giant amount of money incriminated them to fake accuse of intercourse exchange. in the meantime, an ex-adult movie manufacturer investigated the demise of a definite overseas manufacturer who occurred to have filmed Misa in his mythical paintings, during which she used to be likely strangled to dying.

Was Misa the assassin?

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Download Wake In Fright: Text Classics by Kenneth Cook,Peter Temple PDF

By Kenneth Cook,Peter Temple

Wake in Fright tells the story of John Grant's trip into an alcoholic, sexual and religious nightmare. it's the unique and the best outback horror tale. Bundanyabba and its electorate will eternally hang-out its readers.

This variation contains an advent through Peter Temple and an afterword by means of David Stratton.

Wake in Fright was once made right into a movie in 1971, arguably the best movie ever made in Australia. It starred Donald Pleasence, Chips Rafferty, and Jack Thompson in his first monitor position. misplaced for a few years, the restored movie was once re-released to acclaim in 2009.

Kenneth Cook was once born in Sydney in 1929. Wake in Fright was once released in 1961 to excessive compliment in manhattan and London, and introduced Cook's writing occupation. cook dinner wrote twenty-one books in all, besides screenplays and scripts for radio and television.

Peter Temple is considered one of Australia's best writers. His novel Truth received the 2010 Miles Franklin Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award. Temple has written 9 novels and has been released in additional than twenty international locations.

David Stratton is co-presenter of At the Movies on ABC tv and movie critic for the Australian. He has additionally served as a President of the foreign Critics Jury for the Cannes and Venice movie fairs, written 3 books and is at present lecturing in movie historical past on the college of Sydney.

'It can be fifty years because the novel seemed but it keeps its freshness, its narrative nonetheless compels, and its bleak imaginative and prescient nonetheless disquiets...Cook could make us believe the warmth, see the never-ending horizon, pay attention the sorrowful making a song on a bit educate because it traverses the monotonous plain.' Peter Temple, from the advent

'Wake in Fright merits its prestige as a contemporary vintage. Cook's prose is masterful and the tale is gripping from the 1st web page to the last.' M. J. Hyland

'A vintage novel which grew to become a vintage movie. The Outback with out the sentimental bulldust. Australia with out the sugar coating.' Robert Drewe

'Wake in Fright is a vintage of the grotesque aspect of Menzies' Australia, its brutality, its drunkenness, its nervousness to overwhelm all sensibility. All of this can be harrowingly reacorded - the destruction of a tender soul clean to Australia - in Kenneth Cook's impressive novel.' Thomas Keneally

'A real darkish vintage of Australian literature.' J. M. Coetzee

'...a type of outback Lord of the Flies...Written totally from Grant's viewpoint, the prose is before everything common, the panorama and its humans evoked easily and vividly. yet later, as provide descends into his personal own hell and at last to the depths of depression, the writing takes at the caliber of a delirious dream. The concluding narrative twists will rock either provide (and the reader) again on their heels.' Crime Time UK

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Download Der Schatz Salomos: Historischer Roman (Invita 3) (German by Maria W. Peter PDF

By Maria W. Peter

Zwei grausame Morde, der Fluch des Goldes und der verschollene Tempelschatz von Jerusalem.

260 n. Chr.: Von düsteren Erinnerungen geplagt, kehrt die Sklavin Invita in ihre Heimatstadt, Divodurum an der Mosel, zurück. Als dort kurz nacheinander zwei junge Frauen ermordet aufgefunden werden, deuten alle Anzeichen auf schwarze Magie hin. Ausgerechnet der jüdische Schmuckhändler Salomo, Invitas Vertrauter aus Kindertagen, wird verdächtigt die grausamen Verbrechen begangen zu haben. Bei dem Versuch, die Unschuld ihres Freundes zu beweisen, stößt sie auf dunkle Machenschaften, einen uralten Fluch und einen verloren geglaubten Tempelschatz, dessen Spuren von Jerusalem bis hierher in die Stadt zu führen scheinen.

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Download The Black Stone by Linda Cargill PDF

By Linda Cargill

each person was once convulsed by way of the Planes Operation on September 11. not anyone heard concerning the Black Stone Plot. It used to be to happen at the exact same day ? September eleven, 2001. It failed. the major co-conspirator escaped the cave in of the dual Towers. he is again and able to test back. The time can be a 12 months away ? or one moment from now. The clock is ticking . . .

Madeline Anthony-Pratt climbs over the wall to her neighbor's condominium one evening to retrieve her cat. Intruders look. She hides within the shadows. They whisper in a overseas tongue and carry out a Pepsi can with black crud on it. They mild a match.

Why are they attempting to blow up her neighbor's condominium this night? the lads are usually not telling because the fit will get towards the wick.

This isn't any traditional plot. it truly is greater than 11th of September and much extra devastating. The Black Stone Plot has been thousand years within the making.

Praise for Linda Cargill?s To keep on with the Goddess:
?An auspicious starting ? and a pleasant read?
? The Kirkus Reviews

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Download La cruz de Saraís (FICCION GENERAL) (Spanish Edition) by Jordi Badia,Luisjo Gómez PDF

By Jordi Badia,Luisjo Gómez

Una cruz ha pasado desapercibida a lo largo de los angeles Historia. El símbolo de una misión iniciada en el Medievo, mantenida en secreto durante un milenio.
El sargento de policía Ramón Palau se enfrentará al enigma y lo relacionará con una cadena reciente de crímenes. Y, casi sin darse cuenta, los angeles investigación y el amor de una mujer lo pondrán en el punto de mira de los fanáticos para los que los angeles religión no es más que una carta marcada en el juego del poder. Mentiras, traiciones y una secuencia trepidante de acontecimientos sumergirán al lector en una trama llena de emociones, que va desde l. a. Edad Media hasta el siglo XX, en escenarios como Bangkok, Lisboa, Barcelona y Butiaba (Uganda), con el Valle de Boí como centro de gravedad.

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Download Die Musik der verlorenen Kinder: Roman (German Edition) by Mary Morris,Gabriele Weber-Jaric PDF

By Mary Morris,Gabriele Weber-Jaric

Eine schillernde Geschichte voller Poesie und Feuer. long island instances.

Chicago, um 1920 Fasziniert von der neuen Musik, die die Straßen der Stadt erobert, widersetzt sich Benny Lehrman dem Willen seines Vaters und kämpft darum, Pianist werden zu dürfen. Im Nachtclub der Familie der jungen Pearl findet er Zuflucht, Freundschaft und schließlich auch sein Glück. Das dramatische Schicksal zweier Familien in den Roaring Twenties so mitreißend wie eine Nacht voller Musik.

Morris' Roman erweckt die Macht der Musik und die dramatische Geschichte des Chicagos der Prohibitionszeit zum Leben. Publishers Weekly.

Die Musik der verlorenen Kinder beschreibt die turbulente Epoche des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts und zeigt, was once für große Dinge aus Leichtfüßigkeit entstehen können. Washington Post

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Download Time No Longer: A Novel by Taylor Caldwell PDF

By Taylor Caldwell

On the eve of worldwide struggle II, dual brothers are divided via the homicide of a German Jew, during this epic story from New York Times–bestselling writer Taylor Caldwell.

Karl Erlich loves his state. yet those are risky occasions for Germany, whose bad and downtrodden were seduced by way of an Austrian signal painter named Adolf Hitler. Karl’s dual brother, Kurt, a unusual scientist, has already pledged his allegiance to the 3rd Reich, a regime that Karl reveals merciless and oppressive. yet he quickly has much more cause to worry: there's speak of the Nazis singling out the Jews for extermination. Karl and Kurt’s more youthful sister, Gerda, is engaged to Eric Rheinhardt, a German Jew. sooner than Gerda and Eric can break out to the US, Eric is arrested by means of the Gestapo.
Then the unthinkable occurs, and within the wake of searing tragedy, Karl cuts all ties along with his brother. A onetime candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, he's now not in a position to write, consume, or sleep. His spouse, Therese, fears for his sanity. She understands she needs to get her husband clear of the insanity that's now Germany. yet can she rescue her husband, who's quickly changing into like their beleaguered Rhineland—inconsolable, nervous, and thirsting for revenge? As she seeks solutions, unknowingly thrusting herself into harm’s manner, Therese will detect the strong ties that bind German to Jew, and are available to achieve that the single a method to avoid wasting Karl is to avoid wasting Germany.
Set within the years of the Nazis’ ascent to strength, Time not is instantly a common and extremely own novel concerning the fight opposed to hate and worry which could bring up a typical guy to outstanding heights and the unassailable bond among brothers.

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Download Beginenhochzeit: Historischer Roman (German Edition) by Klara Winterstein PDF

By Klara Winterstein

Flandern um 1500: Nach einer harten Zeit voller Entbehrungen lebt Agnes unter dem Schutz der frommen Frauen auf dem Beginenhof in Brügge. Dort arbeitet die eigenwillige Begine als Pförtnerin. Doch als eine ihrer Mitschwestern ums Leben kommt und eine reiche Kaufmannsfamilie den Beginen droht, ist die Ruhe dahin. Dann erfährt Agnes von der Vergangenheit einer Novizin, die sie selbst betrifft, und es beginnt für sie ein Kampf um Gerechtigkeit und ihre eigene Zukunft…

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Download Die Expedition des Doctor Nikola (German Edition) by Guy N. Boothby,Michael Böhnhardt PDF

By Guy N. Boothby,Michael Böhnhardt

health care professional Nikola heuert Wilfred Bruce an, eine gescheiterte Existenz, die unbedingt Geld braucht. Zusammen brechen die beiden Männer von Shanghai aus zu einer lebensgefährlichen day trip in ein tibetanisches Kloster auf, das nur unter größten Strapazen zu erreichen ist und in dem eine mächtige Geheimgesellschaft das Geheimnis der Unsterblichkeit bewahrt. Als Chinesen verkleidet und durch das Hölzchen von China Pete legitimiert, wollen sie den Mönchen das uralte Geheimnis entreißen. Aber es gibt Kreise, die von der Sache Wind bekommen haben, und so heften sich zwielichtige Gestalten an ihre Fersen, mit dem Ziel, ihnen das Lebenslicht auszublasen, bevor sie das Kloster erreichen können …

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