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Book The House at Tyneford

    Book Details:
  • Author : Natasha Solomons
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-12-27
  • ISBN : 0452297648
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The House at Tyneford written by Natasha Solomons and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-12-27 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fans of Kate Morton’s The Forgotten Garden and TV’s Downton Abbey will love this sweeping New York Times bestselling historical novel of love and loss. The start of an affair, the end of an era... It’s the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna. Nineteen-year-old Elise Landau is forced to leave her glittering life of parties and champagne to become a parlor maid in England. She arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay, where servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn. But war is coming, and the world is changing. When the master of Tyneford’s young son, Kit, returns home, he and Elise strike up an unlikely friendship that will transform Tyneford—and Elise—forever.

Book Julia

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  • Author : Anne Fortier
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 9783596512638
  • Pages : 952 pages

Download or read book Julia written by Anne Fortier and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 952 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Song of Hartgrove Hall

Download or read book The Song of Hartgrove Hall written by Natasha Solomons and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-12-29 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the New York Times bestselling author of The House at Tyneford comes a captivating 1940s English country novel of a love triangle, family obligations, and rediscovering joy in the face of grief—perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Downton Abbey. New Year’s Eve, Dorset, England, 1946. Candles flicker, a gramophone scratches out a tune as guests dance and sip champagne—for one night Hartgrove Hall relives better days. Harry Fox-Talbot and his brothers have returned from World War II determined to save their once grand home from ruin. But the arrival of beautiful Jewish wartime singer Edie Rose tangles the threads of love and duty, and leads to a devastating betrayal. Fifty years later, now a celebrated composer, Fox reels from the death of his adored wife, Edie. Until his connection with his four-year old grandson—a music prodigy—propels him back into life, and ultimately to confront his past. An enthralling novel about love and treachery, joy after grief, and a man forced to ask: is it ever too late to seek forgiveness?

Book House of Gold

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  • Author : Natasha Solomons
  • Publisher : Windmill Books
  • Release : 2019-04-04
  • ISBN : 9780099510659
  • Pages : 423 pages

Download or read book House of Gold written by Natasha Solomons and published by Windmill Books. This book was released on 2019-04-04 with total page 423 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perfect for fans of THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE and A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW 'This has everything - engaging characters, a thrilling story and beautiful scenery' KATIE FFORDE ________________________ The start of a war. The end of a dynasty. VIENNA, 1911. Greta Goldbaum has always dreamed of being free to choose her own life's path, but the Goldbaum family, one of the wealthiest in the world, has different expectations. United across Europe, Goldbaum men are bankers, while Goldbaum women marry Goldbaum men to produce Goldbaum children. So when Greta is sent to England to marry Albert, a distant cousin she has never met, the two form an instant dislike for one another. Defiant and lonely, Greta longs for a connection and a place to call her own. When Albert's mother gives Greta a garden, things begin to change. But just as she begins to taste an unexpected happiness, the Great War breaks out, threatening to tear everything away. For the first time in two hundred years, the family will find themselves on opposing sides. How will Greta choose between the family she's created and the one she was forced to leave behind?

Book The Gates of Rutherford

Download or read book The Gates of Rutherford written by Elizabeth Cooke and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Return to the statley environs of Rutherford Park and the embattled Cavendish family—from the author of The Wild Dark Flowers. The rain fell softly on the day that she was to be married…Sometimes the longing for the old untouched days at Rutherford would return to her; the innocence of it all, the feeling that England would never change… Charlotte Cavendish has been dreaming of her old home at Rutherford Park. It is April 1917; she is nineteen years old. And everywhere there is change. The war still rages on the Continent, where her brother fights for the Royal Flying Corps. Her parents’ marriage is in jeopardy, with her mother falling for a charming American in London. But not all is grim. Charlotte is marrying Preston, the blinded soldier whom she nursed back to health. Her parents couldn’t be happier about this. The young man hails from a well-established and wealthy family in Kent, and he’s solid and respectable. They hope he’s the one to tame their notoriously headstrong daughter. But as time passes, Charlotte slowly comes to the realization that she is not truly happy. And for a reason she is only just beginning to understand. A reason she dare not reveal to the family—or the world…

Book The Name of Love

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  • Author : Helen Susan Swift
  • Publisher : Next Chapter
  • Release : 2021-12-09
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read book The Name of Love written by Helen Susan Swift and published by Next Chapter. This book was released on 2021-12-09 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On her 20th birthday, Mary Hepburn - daughter of the local magistrate - learns that she is to marry John Aitken, a much older man. Unhappy with this, Mary walks to the local moor to clear her mind. Instead, she meets and falls in love with the handsome Captain Ferintosh, when he saves her from whiskey smugglers. The situation gets even more complicated when Mary's father arrests Ferintosh. Soon, devious plans and mysteries begin to surface. But who is worthy of her love, and what secrets are the men around him hiding?

Book Rutherford Park

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  • Author : Elizabeth Cooke
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-07-02
  • ISBN : 1101593113
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book Rutherford Park written by Elizabeth Cooke and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2013-07-02 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Snow had fallen in the night, and now the great house, standing at the head of the valley, seemed like a five-hundred-year old ship sailing in a white ocean… For the Cavendish family, Rutherford Park is much more than a place to call home. It is a way of life marked by rigid rules and lavish rewards, governed by unspoken desires… Lady of the house Octavia Cavendish lives like a bird in a gilded cage. With her family’s fortune, her husband, William, has made significant additions to the estate, but he too feels bound—by the obligations of his title as well as his vows. Their son, Harry, is expected to follow in his footsteps, but the boy has dreams of his own, like pursuing the new adventure of aerial flight. Meanwhile, below stairs, a housemaid named Emily holds a secret that could undo the Cavendish name. On Christmas Eve 1913, Octavia catches a glimpse of her husband in an intimate moment with his beautiful and scandalous distant cousin. She then spies the housemaid Emily out in the snow, walking toward the river, about to make her own secret known to the world. As the clouds of war gather on the horizon, an epic tale of longing and betrayal is about to unfold at Rutherford Park…

Book Jewish Identities in Contemporary Europe

Download or read book Jewish Identities in Contemporary Europe written by Andrea Reiter and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-10-02 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing an assessment of Jewish identity, this volume presents critical engagements with a number of Jewish writers and filmmakers from a variety of European countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Poland, and the UK. The novels and films discussed explore the meaning of being Jewish in Europe today, and investigate the extent to which this experience is shaped by factors that lie outside the national context, notably by the relationship to Israel. As the recent attacks on Charlie Hebdo, and the targeting of a Jewish supermarket in Paris, demonstrate, these questions are more pressing than ever, and will challenge Jews, as well as Jewish writers and intellectuals, as they explore the answers. This book was originally published as a special issue of Jewish Culture and History.

Book The Hours Count

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  • Author : Jillian Cantor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2015-10-20
  • ISBN : 0698162331
  • Pages : 384 pages

Download or read book The Hours Count written by Jillian Cantor and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-10-20 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A spellbinding historical novel about a woman who befriends Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, and is drawn into their world of intrigue, from the author of Margot and The Lost Letter On June 19, 1953, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed for conspiring to commit espionage. The day Ethel was first arrested in 1950, she left her two young sons with a neighbor, and she never came home to them again. Brilliantly melding fact and fiction, Jillian Cantor reimagines the life of that neighbor, and the life of Ethel and Julius, an ordinary-seeming Jewish couple who became the only Americans put to death for spying during the Cold War. A few years earlier, in 1947, Millie Stein moves with her husband, Ed, and their toddler son, David, into an apartment on the eleventh floor in Knickerbocker Village on New York’s Lower East Side. Her new neighbors are the Rosenbergs. Struggling to care for David, who doesn’t speak, and isolated from other “normal” families, Millie meets Jake, a psychologist who says he can help David, and befriends Ethel, also a young mother. Millie and Ethel’s lives as friends, wives, mothers, and neighbors entwine, even as chaos begins to swirl around the Rosenbergs and the FBI closes in. Millie begins to question her own husband’s political loyalty and her marriage, and whether she can trust Jake and the deep connection they have forged as they secretly work with David. Caught between these two men, both of whom have their own agendas, and desperate to help her friends, Millie will find herself drawn into the dramatic course of history. As Millie—trusting and naive—is thrown into a world of lies, intrigue, spies and counterspies, she realizes she must fight for what she believes, who she loves, and what is right.

Book The Unnatural Death of a Jacobite

Download or read book The Unnatural Death of a Jacobite written by Douglas Watt and published by Luath Press Ltd. This book was released on 2019-04-04 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It’s 1689 and the body of a young lawyer has been discovered near Craigleith Quarry, Edinburgh. Meanwhile, in the Highlands, Bonnie Dundee is at the head of an army in the Highlands looking to crush the government forces and help restore James Stewart. Was the discovered body anything to do with the rise of the Jacobites? Or was it simple the result of an office rivalry? Did the young man perhaps have connections to criminals in the city? Investigative lawyer John MacKenzie and his assistant Scougall search for the truth in this gripping new instalment of Douglas Watt’s John MacKenzie series.

Book The Emerald Archive

    Book Details:
  • Author : Gary Freedman
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2019-05-16
  • ISBN : 1312804335
  • Pages : 512 pages

Download or read book The Emerald Archive written by Gary Freedman and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-05-16 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Emerald Archive is a novel in verse about a Jewish-Iranian emigre family living in Manhattan. The book is a theme and variations. It opens with a three-page prose ""theme"" that summarizes the plot of the entire book. The remaining pages are a series of poems that function as a collection of variations on the theme. The story unfolds through the poems. The final page, in prose, ties together the themes of the book. The major characters of The Emerald Archive include a high-earning dental surgeon and his depressive wife, a gay librarian, an accounting student, a stripper, a concert pianist and a Park Avenue psychoanalyst. There are numerous minor characters.

Book Journals of the House of Commons

Download or read book Journals of the House of Commons written by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons and published by . This book was released on 1745 with total page 1128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Novel in the Viola

    Book Details:
  • Author : Natasha Solomons
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2011-04-28
  • ISBN : 1848944977
  • Pages : 400 pages

Download or read book The Novel in the Viola written by Natasha Solomons and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-04-28 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the spring of 1938 Elise Landau arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay. A bright young thing from Vienna forced to become a parlour-maid, she knows nothing about England, except that she won't like it. As servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn, Elise wears her mother's pearls beneath her uniform, and causes outrage by dancing with a boy called Kit. But war is coming and the world is changing. And Elise must change with it. At Tyneford she learns that you can be more than one person - and that you can love more than once.

Book The Novel in the Viola

Download or read book The Novel in the Viola written by Natasha Solomons and published by . This book was released on 2011 with total page 391 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sweeping story of upstairs, downstairs, love and loss by the author of Mr Rosenblum's List.

Book Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction

Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Modern Jewish Fiction written by David Brauner and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2015-06-07 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a critical overviews of the main writers and key themes of Anglophone Jewish fiction; highlighting the rich diversity of the field, identifying key themes, analysing the main trends in Anglophone Jewish fiction and situating them in a historical context.

Book The Song Collector

    Book Details:
  • Author : Natasha Solomons
  • Publisher : Sceptre
  • Release : 2016-03-24
  • ISBN : 9781444736410
  • Pages : 400 pages

Download or read book The Song Collector written by Natasha Solomons and published by Sceptre. This book was released on 2016-03-24 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fox, as the celebrated composer Harry Fox-Talbot is known, wants to be left in peace. His beloved wife has died, he's unable to write a note of music, and no, he does not want to take up some blasted hobby. Then one day he discovers that his troublesome four-year-old grandson is a piano prodigy. The music returns and Fox is compelled to re-engage with life - and, ultimately, to confront an old family rift. Decades earlier, Fox and his brothers return to Hartgrove Hall after the war, determined to save their once grand home from ruin. But on the last night of 1946, the arrival of beautiful wartime singer Edie Rose tangles the threads of love and duty, which leads to a shattering betrayal. With poignancy, lyricism and humour, Natasha Solomons tells a captivating tale of passion and music, of roots, ancient songs and nostalgia for the old ways, of the ties that bind us to family and home and the ones we are prepared to sever. Here is the story of a man who discovers joy and creative renewal in the aftermath of grief and learns that it is never too late to seek forgiveness.