The Essex Serpent

Original Synopsis

"The Essex Serpent has a total of 260 pages which are papers from writer 'Sarah Perry'. THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Overall Book of the Year and Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2017 (Nibbies) Longlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction The Waterstones Book of the Year 2016 Shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award London, 1893. When Cora Seaborne's controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Along with her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, in the hope that fresh air and open space will provide refuge. On arrival, rumours reach them that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for superstition, is enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a yet-undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar, who is also deeply suspicious of the rumours, but thinks they are a distraction from true faith. As he tries to calm his parishioners, Will and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves at once drawn together and torn apart, affecting each other in ways that surprise them both. The Essex Serpent is a celebration of love, and the many different shapes it can take. 2016-05-27 time of publication of the book, [-Serpent's Tail-]"

Publisher : Serpent's Tail
Pages : 260 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : dGN3CwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1782832041
ISBN-13 : 9781782832041
Time : 2016-05-27
Author : Sarah Perry
Size : 247 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"Wrecker: A gripping debut for fans of Poldark and the Essex Serpent has a total of 384 pages which are papers from writer 'Noel O’Reilly'. ‘With echoes of Du Maurier, this compelling Cornish drama weaves a tangled web of fallen faiths, of sins, seductions and deceits.’ Essie Fox A powerful debut exploring the dark side of Cornwall – the wrecking and the drowned sailors – where poverty drove villagers to dark deeds... 2018-07-12 time of publication of the book, [-HarperCollins UK-]"

Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Pages : 384 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : CqpFDwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0008274533
ISBN-13 : 9780008274535
Time : 2018-07-12
Author : Noel O’Reilly
Size : 865 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Jane in Winter & Jane and the Essex Serpent

Original Synopsis

"Jane in Winter & Jane and the Essex Serpent has a total of 274 pages which are papers from writer 'Elizabeth Wix'. JANE IN WINTERMore than anything, Jane Mabry wants to have an adventure and it all begins one dull Saturday morning when no one wants to play with her. First she meets a mysterious old lady near the graveyard who asks for her help. Then she meets a strange girl and her adventures do begin...JANE AND THE ESSEX SERPENTThings were much more exciting in the olden days, Jane Mabry thinks - but they were much more dangerous too. In this story Jane travels back into the past and sees history unfold and helps defeat the Essex Serpent the scourge of the neighborhood.These two tales combining history, family, magic and adventure are in the tradition of E.Nesbit, Enid Blyton and C.S.Lewis. They are set in England in the 1950's on a romantic and decaying old estate similar to the one where the author grew up.Elizabeth Wix's first novel, The Three Graces, was published by Soho Press in 1989, and she has written essays for the New York Times and Newsday. She now lives in New York. 2016-11-11 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 274 Paper
Genre :
No.ID : -NkOMQAACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9781540363992
ISBN-13 : 1540363996
Time : 2016-11-11
Author : Elizabeth Wix
Size : 943 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

The Culture of Building

Original Synopsis

"The Culture of Building has a total of 400 pages which are papers from writer 'Howard Davis'. The Culture of Building describes how the built world, including the vast number of buildings that are the settings for peoples everyday lives, is the product of building cultures--complex systems of people, relationships, building types, techniques, and habits in which design and building are anchored. These cultures include builders, bankers, architects, developers, clients, contractors, craftspeople, building inspectors, planners, and many others. The product of these cultures, which operate building after building, is the built world of cities and settlements. In this book, Howard Davis uses historical, contemporary, and cross-cultural examples to describe the nature and influence of these cultures. He shows how building cultures reflect the general cultures in which they exist, how they have changed over history, how they affect the form of buildings and cities, and how present building cultures, which are responsible for the contemporary everyday environments, may be improved. Following the development of the idea of building cultures using several historical examples, the book lays out a framework that puts such topics as craft and professionalism, the vernacular and nonvernacular, and design and construction in common frameworks. Although the book ranges widely over different cultures and historical periods, it emphasizes the transformations that took place in architecture and building practice from the late eighteenth century to the present. Finally, the book uses a series of contemporary examples that demonstrate the building culture as a living concept. These examples, which include built work as well as innovative processes that go beyond the work of architects alone, are described as the seeds that can help the emergence of a better build world. This beautiful book features over 260 color and black-and-white illustrations, most from the authors extensive collection of slides, and includes photographs, prints, and drawings from historical archives and contemporary architectural offices. 2006-05-12 time of publication of the book, [-Oxford University Press-]"

Publisher : Oxford University Press
Pages : 400 Paper
Genre : Architecture
No.ID : 6QZam0a9Jw0C
ISBN-10 : 0199880549
ISBN-13 : 9780199880546
Time : 2006-05-12
Author : Howard Davis
Size : 153 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

After Me Comes the Flood

Original Synopsis

"After Me Comes the Flood has a total of 288 pages which are papers from writer 'Sarah Perry'. The debut novel by the bestselling author of THE ESSEX SERPENT One hot summer's day, John Cole decides to leave his life behind. He shuts up the bookshop no one ever comes to and drives out of London. When his car breaks down and he becomes lost on an isolated road, he goes looking for help, and stumbles into the grounds of a grand but dilapidated house. Its residents welcome him with open arms - but there's more to this strange community than meets the eye. They all know him by name, they've prepared a room for him, and claim to have been waiting for him all along. Who are these people? And what do they intend for John? Elegant, gently sinister and psychologically complex, After Me Comes the Flood is the haunting debut novel by the author of The Essex Serpent. 2014-06-26 time of publication of the book, [-Serpent's Tail-]"

Publisher : Serpent's Tail
Pages : 288 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : fhslAwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1846689465
ISBN-13 : 9781846689468
Time : 2014-06-26
Author : Sarah Perry
Size : 669 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Green Men & White Swans

Original Synopsis

"Green Men & White Swans has a total of 368 pages which are papers from writer 'Jacqueline Simpson'. Why do British pubs have such curious names? What tales lie behind the Moonrakers, the Hooden Horse, the Derby Tup? And why does the Green Man come in different shapes and sizes? In Green Men & White Swans, leading folklorist Jacqueline Simpson explores the fascinating stories behind pub names, uncovering the myths and legends, euphemisms and wordplays, heroes and even ghosts that have inspired pub landlords over the centuries. Spanning beloved locals from the Three Witches to the Three Nuns, from the Ashen Faggot to the Twa Corbies, this book is both an intriguing insight into the history of the British pub and a captivating journey through the country's dramatic past. 2010-07-31 time of publication of the book, [-Random House-]"

Publisher : Random House
Pages : 368 Paper
Genre : Social Science
No.ID : rIrz2oPiYKkC
ISBN-10 : 1407090542
ISBN-13 : 9781407090542
Time : 2010-07-31
Author : Jacqueline Simpson
Size : 195 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Melmoth Intl

Original Synopsis

"Melmoth Intl has a total of 288 pages which are papers from writer 'Sarah Perry'. For centuries, the mysterious dark-robed figure has roamed the globe, searching for those whose complicity and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history’s darkest waters—and now, in Sarah Perry’s breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent, it is heading in our direction. It has been years since Helen Franklin left England. In Prague, working as a translator, she has found a home of sorts—or, at least, refuge. That changes when her friend Karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy tales and antique village lore. As such superstition has it, Melmoth travels through the ages, dooming those she persuades to join her to a damnation of timeless, itinerant solitude. To Helen it all seems the stuff of unenlightened fantasy. But, unaware, as she wanders the cobblestone streets Helen is being watched. And then Karel disappears. . . . 2018-10-16 time of publication of the book, [-Custom House-]"

Publisher : Custom House
Pages : 288 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : AblbswEACAAJ
ISBN-10 : 9780062856425
ISBN-13 : 0062856421
Time : 2018-10-16
Author : Sarah Perry
Size : 199 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Melmoth

Original Synopsis

"Melmoth has a total of 352 pages which are papers from writer 'Sarah Perry'. 2018-10-16 time of publication of the book, [-HarperCollins-]"

Publisher : HarperCollins
Pages : 352 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : e9JGDwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0062856413
ISBN-13 : 9780062856418
Time : 2018-10-16
Author : Sarah Perry
Size : 541 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

The Essex Review

Original Synopsis

"The Essex Review has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1906 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Essex (England)
No.ID : tQRBAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : SRLF:A0002469807
Time : 1906
Author :
Size : 934 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

The Essex Review

Original Synopsis

"The Essex Review has a total of pages which are papers from writer 'Edward Arthur Fitch, Charlotte Fell-Smith'. 1906 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Essex (England)
No.ID : MjsNAAAAIAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015039452126
Time : 1906
Author : Edward Arthur Fitch, Charlotte Fell-Smith
Size : 768 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

The History of Signboards

Original Synopsis

"The History of Signboards has a total of 536 pages which are papers from writer 'Jacob Larwood, John Camden Hotten'. 1875 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 536 Paper
Genre : Signs and signboards
No.ID : FIBJAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : PRNC:32101076477437
Time : 1875
Author : Jacob Larwood, John Camden Hotten
Size : 889 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

Tavern anecdotes and sayings

Original Synopsis

"Tavern anecdotes and sayings has a total of 414 pages which are papers from writer 'Charles Hindley'. 1875 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 414 Paper
Genre : Anecdotes
No.ID : QDdFAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UIUC:30112046157191
Time : 1875
Author : Charles Hindley
Size : 681 KB/s
Format : EPUB and PDF

Scent of the Dragon

Original Synopsis

"Scent of the Dragon has a total of 220 pages which are papers from writer 'Anthony Hulse'. A chance sighting of his abducted niece in Egypt prompts bodyguard and ex-detective, Lucas Wingate to investigate. The trail leads to Rumania, and mysterious Serbian recluse, Goran Banovic. MI5 purposely let slip to Wingate the whereabouts of Banovic, who is suspected of being involved in the gruesome slaying of past British politicians by impaling them on stakes. Could Banovic possibly be former Serb warlord, Dragan Jovic? A complex and brutal tale of deceit, murder and treason. 2014-08-04 time of publication of the book, [-Lulu.com-]"

Publisher : Lulu.com
Pages : 220 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : StwEBwAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1291972870
ISBN-13 : 9781291972870
Time : 2014-08-04
Author : Anthony Hulse
Size : 311 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and EPUB

The Sealwoman's Gift

Original Synopsis

"The Sealwoman's Gift has a total of 352 pages which are papers from writer 'Sally Magnusson'. 'A remarkable feat of imagination... I enjoyed and admired it in equal measure' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent 'An extraordinarily immersive read, that emphasises the power of stories, examining themes of motherhood, identity, exile and freedom ... a journey that not only crosses continents, but encompasses tragedy and rich sensuality' Guardian 'A powerful tale of Barbary pirates ... richly imagined.' Sunday Times 'Engrossing' Sunday Express 'Fascinating ... a really, really good read' BBC R2 Book Club 'The best sort of historical novel.' Scotsman 'A lyrical tale' Stylist 'A poetic retelling of Icelandic history.' Daily Mail 'Compelling stuff' Good Housekeeping In 1627 Barbary pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted some 400 of its people, including 250 from a tiny island off the mainland. Among the captives sold into slavery in Algiers were the island pastor, his wife and their three children. Although the raid itself is well documented, little is known about what happened to the women and children afterwards. It was a time when women everywhere were largely silent. In this brilliant reimagining, Sally Magnusson gives a voice to Ásta, the pastor's wife. Enslaved in an alien Arab culture Ásta meets the loss of both her freedom and her children with the one thing she has brought from home: the stories in her head. Steeped in the sagas and folk tales of her northern homeland, she finds herself experiencing not just the separations and agonies of captivity, but the reassessments that come in any age when intelligent eyes are opened to other lives, other cultures and other kinds of loving. The Sealwoman's Gift is about the eternal power of storytelling to help us survive. The novel is full of stories - Icelandic ones told to fend off a slave-owner's advances, Arabian ones to help an old man die. And there are others, too: the stories we tell ourselves to protect our minds from what cannot otherwise be borne, the stories we need to make us happy. 'Icelandic history has been brought to extraordinary life... An accomplished and intelligent novel' Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, author of Why Did You Lie? 'Vivid and compelling' Adam Nichols, co-translator of The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson 2018-02-08 time of publication of the book, [-Hachette UK-]"

Publisher : Hachette UK
Pages : 352 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : greHDQAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1473638976
ISBN-13 : 9781473638976
Time : 2018-02-08
Author : Sally Magnusson
Size : 187 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Beyond the Wild River

Original Synopsis

"Beyond the Wild River has a total of 400 pages which are papers from writer 'Sarah Maine'. From the author of The House Between Tides, comes an atmospheric and stunningly evocative historical novel. Perfect for fans of Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent. 'Maine writes beautifully' THE TIMES Scotland,1893. Nineteen-year-old Evelyn Ballantyre, the daughter of a wealthy landowner, has rarely strayed from her family's estate in the Scottish Borders. She was once close to her philanthropist father, but his silence over what really happened on the day a poacher was shot on estate land has come between them. An invitation to accompany her father to Canada is a chance for Evelyn to escape her limited existence. But once there, on the wild and turbulent Nipigon river, she is shocked to discover that their guide is James Douglas, Ballantyre's former stable hand, and once her friend. He disappeared the night of the murder, charged with the shooting. Evelyn never believed that James was guilty - and her father's role in the killing has always been mysterious. What does he have to hide? In the wild landscape of a new world, far from the constraints of polite society, the secrets and lies surrounding that night are finally stripped away, with dramatic consequences. ***** 'Stunning' Booklist 'Riveting' Publishers Weekly 'Maine's gift of setting the mood shines' RT Reviews 2017-04-18 time of publication of the book, [-Hachette UK-]"

Publisher : Hachette UK
Pages : 400 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : lx2xDAAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 1473639670
ISBN-13 : 9781473639676
Time : 2017-04-18
Author : Sarah Maine
Size : 777 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

The Gentleman's Magazine

Original Synopsis

"The Gentleman's Magazine has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1783 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : Early English newspapers
No.ID : vUcDAAAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015013465797
Time : 1783
Author :
Size : 327 KB/s
Format : PDF, EBOOK and EPUB

Original Synopsis

"The Story of Charing Cross and Its Immediate Neighbourhood has a total of 344 pages which are papers from writer 'J. Holden Macmichael'. 1906 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 344 Paper
Genre : Charing Cross (London, England)
No.ID : jZQLAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:32044081208746
Time : 1906
Author : J. Holden Macmichael
Size : 259 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

Essex Ballads and Other Poems

Original Synopsis

"Essex Ballads and Other Poems has a total of 87 pages which are papers from writer 'Charles Edwin Benham'. 1907 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 87 Paper
Genre : English ballads and songs
No.ID : zfoyAQAAMAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : WISC:89002114544
Time : 1907
Author : Charles Edwin Benham
Size : 466 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

The Trade Signs of Essex

Original Synopsis

"The Trade Signs of Essex has a total of 184 pages which are papers from writer 'Miller Christy'. 1887 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : 184 Paper
Genre : Bars (Drinking establishments)
No.ID : f-QMAAAAYAAJ
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:32044081189102
Time : 1887
Author : Miller Christy
Size : 365 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

I Still Dream

Original Synopsis

"I Still Dream has a total of 400 pages which are papers from writer 'James Smythe'. “A strikingly intelligent book about intelligence itself” – Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent 2018-04-05 time of publication of the book, [-HarperCollins UK-]"

Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Pages : 400 Paper
Genre : Fiction
No.ID : CblvDgAAQBAJ
ISBN-10 : 0007541961
ISBN-13 : 9780007541966
Time : 2018-04-05
Author : James Smythe
Size : 172 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF

The Gentleman's Magazine

Original Synopsis

"The Gentleman's Magazine has a total of pages which are papers from writer ''. 1905 time of publication of the book, [--]"

Publisher :
Pages : Paper
Genre : English periodicals
No.ID : RFKJi7qSllYC
ISBN-10 :
ISBN-13 : WISC:89011541430
Time : 1905
Author :
Size : 318 KB/s
Format : EBOOK and PDF