Midwinter was written in the year 1923 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
When investigator of historical mysteries Jess Trevanion is presented with a painting of a beautiful woman, and asked to identify who it depicts, she jumps at the chance to take her mind off things. Her relationship with Tom Peters isn't all smooth sailing at the moment - and the painting's handsome owner, Captain Harry Carveth, is a welcome distraction himself. The painting has been hidden in the Carveth family home for over a hundred years - but why? Jess's research takes her back to the tumult of nineteenth-century Europe...
Meanwhile, Jess's friend Mor is gearing up for her wedding to partner Ben - a happy occasion for the village of Polvellan. But just when things might be on the up, one of Jess's loved ones is rushed into hospital...
a richly gothic retelling of Gaston Leroux’s phantom of the opera story by debut novelist Bethany W Pope. Centre stage is would-be opera singer Christine, who, despite being devoted to her art, attracts the attention of both the Phantom, and rich theatre owner Raoul. The resulting mix of love, rage, art and murderous intent, is explosive.
A stunning new short story from Sunday Times bestseller Nadine Dorries.
Christmas is one of the most harrowing times of year for the nurses of St Angelus Hospital.
The Matron takes on Tilly, a new clerk, to ease the load in the busy festive period. Tilly is bright and hard-working, but she is keeping a secret from her colleagues. Everyday Tilly makes a heartbreaking decision – but she has no other choice.
If Matron – with her traditional values and strict discipline – learnt the truth about her new clerk, Tilly's career would be ruined.
Could Matron ever forgive the deceit?
'Captivating, phenomenal and touching' 23 REVIEW STREET.
'A funny and sometimes shocking saga. I couldn't put it down' CRISTINA ODONE.
'The characters are engaging ... and the theme of the novel powerful' THE TIMES.
In 1906 a detachment from the U.S. Signal Corps is attacked by three Tu-nel. The Tu-nel are descended from the therapsids, mammal-like reptiles that evolved in the Triassic Period--before the dinosaurs. They co-existed with the dinosaurs of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods. During the 135 million years of their existence, they have undergone major evolutionary changes. These helped them survive the mass extinctions of the dinosaurs and, much later, the giant mammals
The scene shifts to Hampton Roads, Virginia. Teddy Roosevelt is launching his Atlantic Fleet on a world cruise. It is an audacious enterprise, mainly because of the political tensions between the United States and Japan. The oldest ship in the Fleet is the Florida, commanded by Captain Oates. His vessel is constantly in the "Observation Ward" because of poor performance, a position that does not improve after the Fleet sets sail for South America. It is his ship that will ultimately confront the Tu-nel off Midway Island.
July in Polvellan brings the Summer fete and regattas up and down the coast. It’s usually a happy time – but Jess Trevanion’s relationship with Tom Peters is in trouble, as he wants a greater commitment than she is ready to make.
Jess soon has other things on her mind – she has to use all her investigational skills to try and prove a woman innocent of infidelity, but it causes long-hidden secrets to come to the fore.
Jess’s friends aren’t having much luck, either – teenage neighbour Tegan is being bullied over her pregnancy and Ben and Morwenna’s wedding plans are turned upside down by two huge shocks – will their big day go ahead or is it too late?
The fifth in the best-selling Polvellan Mysteries by Rachel Ennis, set in beautiful Cornwall.
Letters from the past transport a young Spanish woman into the mysterious lives of her father and her uncle during the waning years of colonial rule in Guinea When Clarence comes upon a series of letters from her family’s past, she starts to piece together the story of her father’s travels with his brother, and she becomes curious about her origins. Sifting through the clues and assembling the narrative, Clarence embarks on a journey to the exotic African isle of Fernando Poo, where the 2 brothers, Jacobo and Kilian, landed after fleeing their conventional, safe lives in the Spanish Pyrenees. A secret rests at the heart of this tale as it moves back and forth between generations and spaces. For Clarence, in 2003, the life that Jacobo and Kilian created 50 years ago on the island as 2 expatriate cocoa cultivators starts to unfold. The brothers explore a culture that is starkly different from Spain, and in the midst of discovering what it means to grow the perfect cocoa beans, they build a strong friendship—and learn the dangers and delights of forbidden love.
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