OneEye said, tapping hisown head. 'Saltitaway ifyou can. You maybegladofit one
of these days.' 'Young fellowhis age doesn't want toknow about dosshouses,'
Shakessaid. 'Hewants a woman.' Junior continued tolookblank. 'Stone woman ...
Author: Peter Lovesey
Publisher: Hachette UK
The fourteenth Peter Diamond case has the eminent detective in pursuit of a murderer after a theft at an auction house goes wrong. Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath. The highest bidder, appalled to have the prize snatched away, tries to stop them and is shot dead. Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad, soon finds himself sharing an office with the stone wife - until he is ejected. To his extreme annoyance the lump of stone appears to exert a malign influence over him and his investigation. Refusing to be beaten, he rallies his team and begins finding suspects and motives. The case demands that someone goes undercover. The dangerous mission falls to Sergeant Ingeborg Smith, reverting to her journalist persona to get the confidence of a wealthy local criminal through his pop star girlfriend. And soon, murder makes a reappearance . . .
I was not even allowed to see the woman. I'm not surprised they didn't permit that.
..” “Kemal,” interrupted my father. “You could have spied on her in the baths.” “I
tried. She never went to the cursed public baths. You think those women are ...
Author: Tariq Ali
Publisher: Open Road Media
The story of a dying man and a waning empireThe Stone Woman has stood on the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul for generations. The ancient pagan icon has become a confessor, allowing people to release their guilt without consequence. Close to the Stone Woman is the family home of Iskander Pasha, a distant descendant of an exiled Ottoman courtier. When the aged Iskander suffers a stroke, his family rushes to his side to hear his last stories. As the dying man revisits his life, a complex family drama emerges, tracing the labored final breaths of an empire in decline. Through the diverse Pasha clan, Tariq Ali reveals sexual intrigue, political unrest, and domestic tension simmering in the ashes of the Ottoman Empire. In the third book of his acclaimed Islam Quintet, Ali draws a nuanced and powerful portrait of the Muslim world.
He shrugs. “It brings me peace.” Peace. I gaze into his eyes, which are pools of
calm. “Can you teach me to do it?” “There's really nothing to teach, Celeste. You
simply need patience. Then you feel for the hidden gravity of the stone. It's there.
Author: Shelley Hrdlitschka
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
In the isolated rural community of Unity, the people of The Movement live a simple life guided by a set of religious principles and laws that are unique to them. Polygamy is the norm, strict obedience is expected and it is customary for young girls to be assigned to much older husbands. Celeste was born and raised in Unity, yet she struggles to fit in. Perhaps it's because of Taviana, the girl who has come to live with them and entertains Celeste with forbidden stories, or Jon, the young man she has clandestine meetings with, or maybe it's the influence of Craig, the outsider she meets on the beach. Whatever it is, she struggles to accept her ordained life. At fifteen she is repulsed at the thought of being assigned to an older man and becoming a sister wife, and she knows for certain she is not cut out to raise children. She wants something more for herself, yet feels powerless to change her destiny because rebelling would bring shame upon her family. Celeste watches as Taviana leaves Unity, followed by Jon, and finally Craig, the boy who has taught her to think "outside the box." Although she is assigned to a caring man, his sixth wife, she is desperately unhappy. How will Celeste find her way out of Unity? Torn from the headlines and inspired by current events, Sister Wife is a compelling portrait of a community where the laws of the outside world are ignored and where individuality is punished.
One end of the pavilion was covered with a fine marble netting , the stone mesh
slimmer than a woman's finger in some places . The entire screen had been built
from a single slab of marble . This was where the imperial zenana , safe behind ...
Author: Indu Sundaresan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The story of Mehrunnisa, the daughter of servents who became the an empresses of the Mughal empire.
Shecould not imagine life withouthim. Butshewas Bowie Stone's wife. If Bowie
was coming to take her away from Owl's Butte, the law was onhisside. “Oh,
Gresham, Ineed you so much,” she whispered, pressing her handkerchief to her
Author: Maggie Osborne
Publisher: Hachette UK
Knowing that she can save the life of a condemned man by offering to marry him, Rosie Mulvehey opts for a marriage of convenience to ex-cavalry man Bowie Stone, who promises to save her rundown farm as his part of the agreement.
The pale cream stone bench was tacky with dried blood softened by the morning
dew. The cool, damp air of night had blown away any lingering fumes of death,
but I suspected I would still be able to smell the sharp stench of blood once I ...
Author: Anna Lee Huber
THE FIRST LADY DARBY MYSTERY “A riveting debut…an original premise, an enigmatic heroine, and a compelling Highland setting…a book you won’t want to put down.”—New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister’s estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when her hosts throw a house party for the cream of London society, Kiera is unable to hide from the ire of those who believe her to be as unnatural as her husband, an anatomist who used her artistic talents to suit his own macabre purposes. Kiera wants to put her past aside, but when one of the house guests is murdered, her brother-in-law asks her to utilize her knowledge of human anatomy to aid the insufferable Sebastian Gage—a fellow guest with some experience as an inquiry agent. While Gage is clearly more competent than she first assumed, Kiera isn’t about to let her guard down as accusations and rumors swirl. When Kiera and Gage’s search leads them to even more gruesome discoveries, a series of disturbing notes urges Lady Darby to give up the inquiry. But Kiera is determined to both protect her family and prove her innocence, even as she risks becoming the next victim…
Hemlock firs and cedars are waving on this elevated spot, above the turbulent
waters, and clothing the stone barrier with a sad but never-fading verdure. Here,
too, the wild vine, red creeper, and poison- elder, luxuriate, and wreathe fantastic
Author: Catharine Parr Strickland Traill
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
That's him pushing the stone up the hill, the jerk. I call it a stone – it's nearer the
size of a kirk. When he ... But I lie alone in the dark, feeling like Noah's wife did
when he hammered away at the Ark; like Frau Johann Sebastian Bach. My voice
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
This unique collection of poems from the Poet Laureate, filled with her characteristic wit, is a feminist classic and a modern take on age-old mythology. Who? Him. The Husband. Hero. Hunk. The Boy Next Door. The Paramour. The Je t'adore. Behind every famous man is a great woman - and from the quick-tongued Mrs Darwin to the lascivious Frau Freud, from the adoring Queen Kong to the long-suffering wife of the Devil himself, each one steps from her counterpart's shadow to tell her side of the story in this irresistible collection. Original, subversive, full of imagination and quicksilver wit, The World's Wife is Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at her beguiling best.
I heard the sounds of hammering and of sledges striking stone. Carts loaded with
timbers and barrels passed by among the structures. But they faded out of my
awareness as the man who spoke to me, his voice deep and rich, came closer, ...
Author: Carolly Erickson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette Courageous, attractive, romantic, intelligent, Catherine Parr became the sixth wife of Henry VIII. Her story, as Carolly Erickson re-creates it, is page-turning drama: from the splendors of the Field of the Cloth of Gold to the gory last years of the outsize King Henry, when heads rolled and England trembled, Catherine bestrode her destiny and survived to marry her true love. Catherine Parr attracted the king's lust and, though much in love with the handsome Thomas Seymour, was thrown into the intrigue-filled snake pit of the royal court. While victims of the king's wrath suffered torture and execution, Catherine persevered—until, at last, she came within the orbit of the royal fury. King Henry toyed with her, first ordering her arrested, then granting her clemency. She managed to evade execution, but she knew that the king had his wandering eye fixed on wife number seven. She was spared by his death and married the attractive but dangerously unbalanced Seymour. Her triumph was shadowed by rivalry with the young Princess Elizabeth, whose lands and influence the lecherous Seymour coveted. Catherine won the contest, but at great cost. In The Last Wife of Henry VIII, critically acclaimed author Carolly Erickson brings this dramatic story of survival and redemption to life.
The structure of the piece eluded her; her words refused to form into an
acceptable, cohesive piece of writing and, frustrated, she went out on to the stone
balcony. Leaning on the sun-warmed stone she gazed down into the clear green
Author: Marcia Willett
Publisher: Random House
Once broken up, can a family ever be mended again? Jolyon Chadwick, a famous television presenter, takes his new girlfriend Henrietta home meet his extended family - and also to meet Marie, the mother who deserted him and his father many years ago, now re-appeared and seeming to want forgiveness. Jolyon, however, is not in the mood for forgiveness - although his father Hal, now married to his cousin and childhood sweetheart, feels a lingering guilt about Marie and wants them all to be friends. And Henrietta, still vulnerable from the break-up of her own parents' marriage, is not sure whether she can move on. Praise for Marcia Willett: 'A genuine voice of our times' The Times 'Riveting, moving and utterly feel-good' Daily Mail
No other name appeared on the stone, for Master Leary had never married. On
his death the Manor had become the property of a distant relative and had
subsequently been sold. Several other families had lived there down the years,
Author: Anne Ashley
Spirited Briony Winters can't believe her ears. Her beloved godmother's will pushes her into marriage—with notorious rake Luke Kingsley. But when her wickedly handsome husband-to-be promises not to claim his rights, Briony takes a deep breath and says, "I do." Luke is used to having secrets, and he's keeping his true reasons for marrying Briony hidden. Let her believe him merely another spoiled, indebted rakehell. Yet it's increasingly hard to hide his real self from his ever more inquisitive wife….
On a stone that partially protruded from the ground, I found a faded painting. In
the center, a few strokes defined an image of several mountain cones with more
pointed tops and great swaths of red flames erupting from them. Little stick- men ...
Author: T. K. Thorne
Publisher: Teresa K Thorne
ForeWord Review's BOOK OF THE YEAR for Historical Fiction (2009) Noah built an ark, but this story has never been told! Noah's wife is Na'amah, a brilliant young girl with a form of autism (now) known as Aspergers. Na'amah wishes only to be a shepherdess on her beloved hills in ancient Turkey--a desire shattered by the hatred of her powerful brother, the love of two men, and a disaster that threatens her world.
At Waterloo, the destinies were against him, and his fate was to die in this remote
prison, to sleep under the humble stone before me. That a man whose nod gave
law to nations should now rest in this quiet little place seemed to me as a dream ...
Author: Abby Jane Morrell
Publisher: Pen and Sword
During the nineteenth century it became increasingly common for merchant service masters to take their wives to sea, particularly in the whaling industry, where voyages of 2-3 years were not uncommon. Reflecting the sailors traditional dislike of women on board seen as unlucky by the superstitious and disruptive by the more rational these ships were derisively dubbed Hen Frigates and although they have been the fashionable subject of academic interest in recent years, there is not much literature by the women themselves. Among the first, and most accomplished, is Abby Jane Morrells account of a voyage between 1829 and 1831 that took her from New England to the South Pacific. Her husband Benjamin was in the sealing trade but was a keen explorer, and his adventurous spirit led him and his wife into situations normally well outside the world of the Hen Frigate. Curiously, Benjamin also wrote an account of this voyage, but since he was described by a contemporary as the greatest liar in the Pacific, his wifes is a better record of what actually happened, even when dealing with dramatic incidents like the murderous attack by cannibal islanders. Apart from the descriptions of exotic places, much of the interest in this book is the traditional, centuries-old world of the sailor as seen through the eyes of a thoughtful and well-educated woman. As such it heads a long line of improving books aimed at ameliorating the seamans lot.