The Illumination of Ursula Flight

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Author : Anna-Marie Crowhurst
Detail : “One of Stylist’s must-read books of 2018. ‘Original and charming, joyous and funny.’ Tessa Hadley’…[this] debut novel sweeps America away to the globe of Ursula Flight, wannabee histrion and dramatist in 17th-century Britain. Ursula could be a spirited and funny protagonist.’ Sarah Shaffi, Stylist

‘ON THE fifteenth DAY OF December within the YEAR OF OUR LORD 1664, an excellent light-weight BLOOMED within the DARK SKY…’

Born on the night of a bad-luck estraterrestrial body, Ursula Flight features a tough destiny written within the stars. Growing up along with her family within the country, she is educated by a forward-thinking father United Nations agency allows her to get a love of reading, writing and star divination. Ursula dreams of changing into a noted dramatist, however is desolate to be told she should instead fulfil her family’s expectations and marry. treed and lost, Ursula plots her escape – however her freedom can return at a worth.

As Ursula’s dangerous needs play out, each on and off the stage, she’s flung into a giddy world of actors, aristocrats and inventive endeavours which is able to modification her life irrevocably.

A plucky coming-of-age story a couple of spirited miss troubled to steer an inventive life, this rising tale vividly evokes the sparkly world of Restoration-era theatre. For anyone United Nations agency has ever tried to succeed against the percentages, The Illumination of Ursula Flight is associate degree inspiring journey of affection and loss, heartache and all-consuming passion. this is often a debut rhythmic with life for readers of Jessie Burton, Sarah Waters and Sarah Perry.”

The Illumination of Ursula Flight :


Author - Anna-Marie Crowhurst
Publisher - Allen & Unwin
Pages - 416
ISBN - 9781760632021

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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History : A Cultural History of Modern Feminism

Author - Anna-Maria Crowhurst
Publisher - Welbeck Publishing
Pages - 192
ISBN - 9780233006222

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Detail - The illustrated story of the past 100 years of the women's movement.

The Night of the Flood :

Publisher - no defined
Pages - 352
ISBN - 9781838934620

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Detail - An atmospheric literary thriller set during the devastating North Sea flood of 1953, in which a love triangle turns murderous. Her heart beat hard. There was a crazed beauty to the storm. It was almost miraculous, the way it took away the mess of life, sweeping all in its path... No-one could have foreseen the changes the summer of 1952 would bring. Cramming for her final exams on her family's farm on the Norfolk coast, Verity Frost feels trapped between past and present: the devotion of her childhood friend Arthur, just returned from National Service, and her strange new desire to escape. When Verity meets Jack, a charismatic American pilot, he seems to offer the glamour and adventure she so craves, and Arthur becomes determined to uncover the dirt beneath his rival's glossy sheen. As summer turns to winter, a devastating storm hits the coast, flooding the land and altering everything in its path. In this new, watery landscape, Verity's tangled web of secrets, lies and passion will bring about a crime that will change all their lives forever. 'Evocative, glorious and tragic' Melanie Golding. 'A taut, impressive debut' Neil Hegarty. 'Atmospheric and haunting' Emma Stonex.

The Smallest Man :


Author - Frances Quinn
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 400
ISBN - 147119342X

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Detail - The smallest man. The biggest heart. The mightiest story. A compelling story perfect for fans of The Doll Factory and The Familiars. Nat Davy longs to grow tall and strong and be like other boys, but at the age of ten, he’s confronted with the truth; he’s different, and the day when the stares and whispers stop is never going to come. Narrowly escaping life in a freak show, he’s plucked from his family and presented as a gift to the new young queen of England – a human pet to add to her menagerie of dogs and monkeys. But when Nat realises she’s as lost and lonely as he is, the two misfits begin an unlikely friendship – one that takes him on an unforgettable journey, as England slides into the civil war that will tear it apart and ultimately lead the people to kill their king. Inspired by a true story, and spanning two decades that changed England for ever, The Smallest Man is narrated by an irrepressible hero with his own unique perspective on life. His story is about being different, but not letting it hold you back. About being brave enough to take a chance, even if the odds aren’t good. And about how, when everything else is falling apart, true friendship holds people together.

Hold the Dark : Now on Netflix


Author - William Giraldi
Publisher - Oldcastle Books
Pages - 192
ISBN - 184344576X

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Detail - Now a Netflix original film starring Alexander Skarsgard, Riley Keough and Jeffrey Wright A terrifying literary thriller set on the Alaskan tundra, about the mystery of evil and mankind's losing battle with nature... Wolves have come for the children of Keelut. Three children have been taken from this isolated Alaskan village, including the six-year-old son of Medora and Vernon Slone. Wolf expert Russell Core arrives in Keelut to investigate the killings and learns of the horrifying darkness at the heart of Medora. When her husband returns from a desert war to discover his boy dead and his wife missing, he begins a maniacal pursuit that cuts a bloody swathe across the frozen landscape. As Core attempts to rescue Medora from her husband's vengeance, he comes face to face with an unspeakable secret about the indestructible bonds of family, and the untamed animal in the soul of every human being. An epic woven of both blood and myth, Hold the Dark recalls the extreme climate and tribalism of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone and the primeval violence of James Dickey's Deliverance. 'A fierce, extraordinary new novel... spectacularly violent and exquisitely written...If dust jackets were more than paper and ink, this one would bear blood and frost...Giraldi writes with force and precision and grace' - New York Times 'Haunting, brilliantly written and as sharp and cold as the landscape it describes' - Ann Cleeves

Women in Love :


Author - D. H. Lawrence
Publisher - e-artnow
Pages - 434

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Detail - Women in Love follows lives of the Brangwen sisters, Ursula a schoolteacher, and Gudrun a painter. They meet two men who live nearby, school inspector Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich, heir to a coal-mine, and the four become friends. Ursula and Birkin begin a romantic friendship, while Gudrun and Gerald eventually begin a love affair. The emotional relationships thus established are given further depth and tension by an intense psychological and physical attraction between Gerald and Rupert. All four are deeply concerned with questions of society, politics, and the relationship between men and women. The novel ranges over the whole of British society before the time of the First World War and eventually concludes in the snows of the Tyrolean Alps.

The Magick of Master Lilly :

Body, Mind & Spirit

Author - Tobsha Learner
Publisher - Hachette UK
Pages - 480
ISBN - 0751562149

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Detail - In 1641, the country of England stands divided. London has become a wasps' nest of spies, and under the eyes of the Roundheads those who practice magic are routinely sent to hang. Living in exile in the Surrey countryside is the Master Astrologer and learned magician William Lilly. Since rumours of occult practice lost him the favour of Parliament, he has not returned to the city. But his talents are well-known, and soon he is called up to London once more, to read the fate of His Majesty the King. What he sees in the stars will change the course of history. Only Lilly and a circle of learned astrologers - Cunning Folk - know that London is destined to suffer plague and fire before the decade is through, and must summon angel and demon to sway the political powers from the war the country is heading toward. In doing so, Lilly will influence far greater destinies than his own and encounter great danger. But there will be worse to come . . . An epic telling of the role of magic in the English Civil War, The Magick of Master Lilly is the story of the most influential astrologer in English history.

Mr Peacock's Possessions :


Author - Lydia Syson
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 336
ISBN - 9781471403699

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Detail - 1873. A desert island. A family of settlers, and a series of shocking events that turn their world upside down. A vulnerable young boy goes missing as the same time as an indentured team of young men arrive on the island to work. The dark history of the island, and the trading in people is brought to the fore as the two cultures clash. The teenage sister of the missing boy, and their charismatic, domineering father must choose their allegiance. Making the wrong choice will have fatal consequences ...

Looking for Evelyn :


Author - Maggie Ritchie
Publisher - Saraband
Pages - 288
ISBN - 1910192856

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Detail - Shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2018 Chrissie Docherty returns to the southern Africa of her childhood and tracks down Evelyn Fielding, the woman at the centre of an explosive scandal involving a traditional colonial officer and a gifted black African artist. Together, the two women uncover the secrets that shattered a remote expatriate outpost in the Zambian bush in the 1970s. Switching deftly between today and the recent past, and set against a background of tense post-colonial race relations, political turmoil and witchcraft, Looking for Evelyn powerfully evokes the very special colours, sounds and smells of Africa. 'If you're looking for a holiday book to transport you to Southern Africa, this is it.' Scottish Daily Mail 'A moving, rich read that brings Africa to life.' Sunday Mirror 'This year's summer read...' the National "You can see, taste and feel the dusty red roads of the South African bush in this rich, evocative exploration of love, jealousy and betrayal in post-colonial Zambia in the 1970s." Jackie Copleton "A haunting and intriguing tale about forbidden love against a backdrop of political turmoil." Daily Record

The Poison Bed :


Author - Elizabeth Freemantle
Publisher - Pegasus Crime
Pages - 416
ISBN - 9781643135977

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Detail - A spellbinding thriller set in the Jacobean Court of 1615 surrounding a famed couple imprisoned on suspicion of murder—but was it Lord Robert or Lady Frances who committed the crime? A marriage. A murder. One of them did it. Which of them will die for it? In the autumn of 1615, scandal rocks the Jacobean court, when a celebrated couple, Robert and Frances Carr, are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. Frances is young, captivating, and from a notorious family. She has been rescued from an abusive marriage by Robert, and is determined to make a new life for herself. Whatever the price. Robert is one of the richest and most famous men in the kingdom. He has risen from nothing to become one of the country’s most powerful men. But to get to the top, you cannot help making enemies. Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of the murder. The king suspects them both, though it is his secret at stake. Now a man is dead. And someone must pay with their life. Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? And who is willing to commit murder?

The Pharmacist's Wife :

Edinburgh (Scotland)

Author - Vanessa Tait
Publisher - Atlantic Books
Pages - 400
ISBN - 9781786492739

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Detail - A dark and thrilling tale of Victorian addiction; vengeance and self-discovery; perfect for fans of Sarah Waters; Jessie Burton's The Miniaturist and Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent.Love. Desire. Vengeance. A deadly alchemy.Edinburgh; 1869...Newly married; Rebecca longs for the life of a well-heeled gentlewoman. Her husband Alexander; a respected pharmacist; is eager to join pioneering fellow inventors in the history books. But beneath his ordered exterior; Rebecca is horrified to find a world of dark secrets. As she struggles with his infidelity and strange sexual desires; Alexander tries to pacify her so-called hysteria with his magical new wonder-drug; heroin...As Rebecca's forced dependence takes her further from herself; Alexander's desire to profit from his creation leads him along a path that blurs science; passion; and death. Soon; they both learn that addiction; obsession and vengeance make for a deadly alchemy...

Comin' Thro' the Rye :

Author - Helen Mathers
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 264
ISBN - 9783337049539

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Detail - Comin' thro' the Rye is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1881. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

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