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…’

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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 :

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


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The Illumination of Ursula Flight :

Fiction

Author - Anna-Marie Crowhurst
Publisher - Atlantic Books
Pages - 417
ISBN - 176063879X


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Detail - One of Stylist's must-read books of 2018 'Original and charming, joyous and funny.' Tessa Hadley '...[this] debut novel sweeps us away to the world of Ursula Flight, wannabe actress and playwright in 17th-century Britain. Ursula is a spirited and funny protagonist.' Sarah Shaffi, Stylist 'ON THE 15TH DAY OF DECEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1664, A GREAT LIGHT BLOOMED IN THE DARK SKY...' Born on the night of a bad-luck comet, Ursula Flight has a difficult destiny written in the stars. Growing up with her family in the country, she is educated by a forward-thinking father who enables her to discover a love of reading, writing and astrology. Ursula dreams of becoming a famous playwright, but is devastated to learn she must instead fulfil her family's expectations and marry. Trapped and lost, Ursula plots her escape - but her freedom will come at a price. As Ursula's dangerous desires play out, both on and off the stage, she's flung into a giddy world of actors, aristocrats and artistic endeavours which will change her life irrevocably. A gutsy coming-of-age story about a spirited young woman struggling to lead a creative life, this uplifting tale vividly evokes the glittering world of Restoration-era theatre. For anyone who has ever tried to succeed against the odds, The Illumination of Ursula Flight is an inspiring journey of love and loss, heartbreak and all-consuming passion. This is a debut pulsating with life for readers of Jessie Burton, Sarah Waters and Sarah Perry.

The Illumination of Ursula Flight :

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Author - Anna-Marie Crowhurst
Publisher - Allen & Unwin
Pages - 416
ISBN - 176063588X


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Detail - On the 15th day of December in the year of our Lord 1664, a great light bloomed in the dark sky and crept slowly and silently across the blackness: a comet. Every evening afterwards, though snow lay on the ground and the air bit with frost, men across the land threw open their windows and went out of their doors in cloaks and mufflers to gaze at the heavens, necks stretched up, hands shielding eyes, crooking long fingers to trace the burning thing that flamed across the night, while dogs moaned in their kennels and wise women chanted incantations against bright malignant spirits. Born on the night of an ill-auguring comet just before Charles II's Restoration, Ursula Flight has a difficult future written in the stars. Against the custom of the age she begins an education with her father, who fosters in her a love of reading, writing and astrology. Following a surprising meeting with an actress, Ursula's dreams turn to the theatre and thus begins her quest to become a playwright despite scoundrels, bounders, bad luck and heartbreak. A vivid, passionate and gutsy tale of a most unusual girl in a world far away.

The Smallest Man :

Author - Frances Quinn
Publisher - no defined
Pages - 400
ISBN - 9781471193408


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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.

The Wicked Cometh : The addictive historical mystery

Fiction

Author - Laura Carlin
Publisher - Hodder & Stoughton
Pages - 352
ISBN - 1473661412


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Detail - font size="+1"The nail-biting historical mystery with a heady romance at its heart/font size 'Beguiling' Stylist ********* Hester White once had a comfortable home and a loving family, but after the untimely death of her parents, her life was turned upside down, leading her to live with her aunt and uncle in the slums of London. As the years turn, people begin to disappear from these murky streets in mysterious circumstances . . . with nobody to investigate their absences. When a life-threatening accident crosses Hester's path with Calder Brock's, it appears Hester's fortune has changed. Handsome, charming and wealthy, Calder is quick to invite her into his home, introducing Hester to his mysterious sister Rebecca, who takes Hester under her wing. In the opulence of her new home, Hester believes she has now escaped the darkness of the slums for good. But, Hester is about to find out, appearances can hide the ugliest of truths. When she is lured back onto the streets to investigate the mystery, the clues seem to lead her back far closer to her new friends than she could ever have imagined. . . ********* 'Carlin can tell a good story' Observer 'Contains lovely, lyrical writing . . . and a heady romance at its heart' Sunday Express

The Burning Road :

Fiction

Author - Ann Benson
Publisher - Dell
Pages - 720
ISBN - 030777810X


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Detail - From the bestselling author of The Plague Tales comes a spellbinding new novel that sweeps from medieval France to America in the year 2007—interweaving two gripping stories and two extraordinary eras.... In fourteenth-century France, pockets of plague still bring death to peasants and noblemen alike. Amid the fury and the chaos, Dr. Alejandro Canches searches for a safe haven, accompanied by his foster child, Kate—the illegitimate daughter of Edward Plantagenet. But both disease and human enemies pursue them, and their only hope for survival is a rebel leader... and medical secrets that lie hidden in an ancient manuscript. Seven hundred years later, Dr. Janie Crowe is searching for the cure for a crippling disease in a world where genetic engineering has gone mad. A repressive government wants to stop her, unnamed benefactors want to help her, and time is running out to find answers linking two dark eras, two dedicated doctors, and one miraculous book....

The Woodvilles : The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family

Biography & Autobiography

Author - Susan Higginbotham
Publisher - History PressLtd
Pages - 224
ISBN - 9780750960786


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Detail - From an acclaimed historical fiction author comes the first nonfiction book on the notorious and perennially popular Woodville family, investigating such controversial issues as the fate of the Princes in the Tower and witchcraft allegations against Elizabeth and her mother In 1464, the most eligible bachelor in England, Edward IV, stunned the nation by revealing his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, a beautiful, impoverished widow whose father and brother Edward himself had once ridiculed as upstarts. Edward's controversial match brought his queen's large family to court and into the thick of the Wars of the Roses. This is the story of the family whose fates would be inextricably intertwined with the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors: Richard, the squire whose marriage to a duchess would one day cost him his head; Jacquetta, mother to the queen and accused witch; Elizabeth, the commoner whose royal destiny would cost her three of her sons; Anthony, the scholar and jouster who was one of Richard III's first victims; and Edward, whose military exploits would win him the admiration of Ferdinand and Isabella. This history includes little-known material such as private letters and wills.

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.

Mad Blood Stirring: A Novel :

Fiction

Author - Simon Mayo
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 416
ISBN - 1643130927


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Detail - "An astonishing account of an explosive piece of neglected history. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is woven through a tense prison drama. Epic." —Sir Kenneth Branagh The war of 1812 is over, but for the inmates at Dartmoor Prison, peace—like home—is still a long way away. On New Year’s Eve 1814, the American sailors of the Eagle finally arrive at Dartmoor prison, bedraggled, exhausted, but burning with hope. They’ve only had one thing to sustain them during the har- rowing voyage—a snatched whisper overheard along the way. The war is finally over. Joe Hill thought he’d left the war outside these walls but it’s quickly clear that there’s a different type of fight to be had within. The seven prison blocks surrounding him have been segregated; six white and one black. Inspired by true events, this novel recounts the remarkable story of the first ever all-black Shakespeare production, staged by segregated American prisoners of war. It is a story of hope and freedom, of loss and suffering. It is a story about how sometimes, in our darkest hour, it can be the most unlikely of things that see us through.

The Storm : A Novel

Fiction

Author - Arif Anwar
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 320
ISBN - 1501174525


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Detail - From an immensely talented new voice in international fiction, a sweeping tour de force that seamlessly interweaves five love stories that, together, chronicle sixty years of Bangladeshi history. Shahryar, a recent PhD graduate and father of nine-year-old Anna, must leave the US when his visa expires. In their last remaining weeks together, we learn Shahryar’s history, in a vil­lage on the Bay of Bengal, where a poor fisherman and his wife are preparing to face a storm of historic proportions. That story intersects with those of a Japanese pilot, a British doctor stationed in Burma during World War II, and a privileged couple in Calcutta who leaves everything behind to move to East Pakistan following the Partition of India. Inspired by the 1970 Bhola cyclone, in which half a million-people perished overnight, the structure of this riveting novel mimics the storm itself. Building to a series of revelatory and moving climaxes, it shows the many ways in which families love, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another. At once grounded in history and fantastically imaginative, The Storm explores the human­ity that connects us beyond the surface differences of race, religion, and nationality. It is an epic novel in the tradition of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner and Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance, by a singularly gifted and perceptive new writer.

Women in Love :

Fiction

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


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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.

Book of Beasts : The Bestiary in the Medieval World

Art

Author - Elizabeth Morrison
Publisher - Getty Publications
Pages - 354
ISBN - 1606065904


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Detail - "This publication is issued on the occasion of the exhibition Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from May 14 to August 18, 2019."

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