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Birdsong(French Trilogy 2)

A bestseller in Britain for nearly a year, this novel about the horror and passion of World War I is destined to be compared to classics such as All Quiet on the Western Front and A Farewell to Arms. An extremely good novel, and a considerable addition to the fin-de-siecle flowering of first world war literature.--Penelope Lively, The Spectator (London).

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The Lavender Garden

The presentEmilie de la Martinieres has always fought against her aristocratic background, but after the death of her glamorous, distant mother, she finds herself alone in the world and sole inheritor of her grand childhood home in the south of France. An old notebook of poems leads her in search of the mysterious and beautiful Sophia, whose tragic love affair changed the

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Lying with the Enemy

In 1943, 145,000 Germans had been slaughtered in Stalingrad. The tide of the war was beginning to turn.But not on the quiet, idyllic island of Guernsey, the only British territory to be occupied by German troops in the Second World War. Here Nazi officers still party with local girls, love affairs blossom, and the amateur dramatic society continues to stage its theatricals

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The Kings Pleasure

Katharine of Aragon is a proud Spanish beauty who became Queen of England. From the moment of Katharines betrothal to Arthur, Prince of Wales, she looked upon herself as the future Queen of England. But, Arthur died just after their marriage and it was as the wife of his brother, Henry VIII, that she went to her Coronation. This delightful, richly tapestried novel tells o

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Last Stop Vienna

Germany in the 1920s, in the early days of Hitler and the Nazi party, was a country plunging into darkness and violence. Andrew Nagorski has written the story of a doomed generation, of evil, hopelessness, sexual perversion and murder that set the stage for the ultimate destruction of a society. But in a stunning denouement, a young Nazi brownshirt, acting out of passion a

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The Saga of the Volsungs

Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North, The Saga of the Volsungs is one of the classic books that influenced JRR Tolkiens The Hobbit and The Lord of the RingsThey summoned their friends, readiedtheir horses, and prepared their helmets,shields, swords, coats of mailJ.R.R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the great epic storie

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Palace Beautiful

When sisters Sadie and Zuzu Brooks move to Salt Lake City, they discover a secret room in the attic of their new house, with a sign that reads Palace Beautiful and containing an old journal. Along with their neighbor, dramatic Belladonna Desolation (real name: Kristin Smith), they take turns reading the story of a girl named Helen living during the flu epidemic of 1918.

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Die letzten Tage von Pompeji

mit zehn Bildern in Tondruck von Ludwig Fahrenkrogubersetzt von Bauer, Gertrud aus dem Englischen

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A Plague of Lies(Charles Du Luc 3)

Madame de Maintenon is King Louis XIV�s second wife. The daughter of a minor noble of ill-repute, she has not forgiven the king�s Jesuit confessor for encouraging him to withhold the title of Queen from her. To placate her, the prestigious Louis le Grand Jesuit school has sent a delegation� including her distant relation Pere Jouvancy and rhetoric teacher Charles du Luc�to

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Kryci jmeno Verity(Code Name Verity 1)

11. rijna 1943 se nedaleko Parize, v okupovane Francii, zritilo britske spionazni letadlo. Jeho pilotka a pasazerka byly nejlepsi pritelkyne. Jedna z divek ma nadeji, ze prezije. Druha hru o zivot prohrala drive, nez zacala.Kdyz Verity chytne Gestapo, mysli si, ze nema zadnou sanci na preziti. Jako tajny agent chyceny na nepratelskem uzemi zaziva nejhorsi nocni muru jakeho

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