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|Author||: Adrian Tinniswood|
|Editor||: Basic Books|
From an acclaimed social and architectural historian, the tumultuous, scandalous, glitzy, and glamourous history of English country houses and high society during the interwar period
|Author||: Adrian Tinniswood|
'A masterpiece of social history' Daily Mail There is nothing quite as beautiful as an English country house in summer. And there has never been a summer quite like that Indian summer between the two world wars, a period of gentle decline in which the sun set slowly on the British Empire and the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes. Real life in the country house during the 1920s and 1930s was not always so sunny. By turns opulent and ordinary, noble and vicious, its shadows were darker. In The Long Weekend, Adrian Tinniswood uncovers the truth about a world half-forgotten, draped in myth and hidden behind stiff upper lips and film-star smiles. Drawing on hundreds of memoirs, on unpublished letters and diaries, on the eye-witness testimonies of belted earls and unhappy heiresses and bullying butlers, The Long Weekend gives a voice to the people who inhabited this world and shows how the image of the country house was carefully protected by its occupants above and below stairs, and how the reality was so much more interesting than the dream.
|Author||: Clare Lydon|
|Editor||: Custard Books|
Secrets. Lies. Romance. Wine. Take seven lesbians and two gay men, then drop them into a gorgeous Devon house over the Easter break. You’ve been on this weekend, haven’t you? Do you remember what happens next? Stir together laughs, high drama and flowing booze, then leave to simmer. Nine friends + four nights = one hell of a long weekend… Praise for The Long Weekend… “Funny, thoughtful and plays out like a movie in your head.” – Joanne Hand “This second offering from Clare Lydon is her best. Like a fine wine, she just gets better.” – Scott Campbell “Fantastic book that harks back to the feeling and atmosphere of Peter's Friends.” – Angela Hudson-Price Buy The Long Weekend and get your fix of lesbian romance & drama today!
|Author||: Savita Kalhan|
|Editor||: Random House|
Sam knows that he and his friend Lloyd made a colossal mistake when they accepted the ride home. They have ended up in a dark mansion in the middle of nowhere with man who means to harm them. But Sam doesn't know how to get them out. They were trapped, then separated. Now they are alone. Will either of them get out alive? This gripping and hypnotic thriller will have you reading late into the night...
|Author||: Cynthia Rylant|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
In the eleventh book in the Henry and Mudge series, it's a gray, rainy weekend and Henry and Mudge are stuck inside. Being inside is boring, until Henry and his parents decide to build a castle in the basement!
|Author||: Veronica Henry|
A short break can become the holiday of a lifetime . . . A perfect summer read from the brilliant Veronica Henry, author of The Forever House. In a gorgeous quayside hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just beginning . . . Claire Marlowe owns 'The Townhouse by the Sea' with Luca, the hotel's charismatic chef. She ensures that everything runs smoothly - until an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her whole world upside-down. The rest of the guests arrive with their own baggage. There's a couple looking for distraction from a family tragedy; a man trying to make amends for an affair he bitterly regrets . . .and the young woman who thinks the Cornish village might hold the key to her past. Here are affairs of the heart, secrets, lies and scandal - all wrapped up in one long, hot weekend.
|Author||: Troon Harrison|
|Editor||: Random House (UK)|
For his fifth birthday James chooses three days at the beach. Each day he builds something in the cool sand which comes alive in his imagination; a garage, a farm and on the last day, a grand castle. When it is time to go home he keeps two shells, a pebble and a piece of seaweed to remind him of his very special long weekend.
|Author||: Ophalandus Brasfield|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
Caleb Blessing left Hempstead years ago a lost and confused young man. Having escaped certain death from an incident he barely understood at the time, he carried with him a tremendous burden. Returning today to bury his father who died from mysterious circumstances, Caleb found his hometown undergoing a supernatural siege, adversaries with hidden agendas from him and a former love that has moved on without him. Can Caleb rid himself of demons both real and imagined or is he fated to spend the longest weekend fighting for his life-provided he lives that long?
|Author||: Wilfred R. Bion|
Reminiscence of the first twenty-one years of Wilfred Bion s life: eight years of childhood in India, ten years at public school in England, and three years of life in the army.
|Author||: Mimi Flood|
Kobo's 2019 Emerging Writer Prize finalist for Romance A weekend filled with family, a funeral and falling in love. "My night began with getting dumped. I was sure it couldn't get worse, but little did I know it would." The news of her grandmother's death is hard to take, but even harder is the reality that Ellie Williams must now return home to the Williams' Orchards for the funeral. Surrounded by her guilt, the ghosts from her past and her passive-aggressive mother, it's no wonder Ellie spends her time with her gorgeous neighbour, and former crush, Devon Barrett. He's still as hot as ever, but now he's intertwined in Ellie's life in ways she never would have imagined. Torn by unwanted responsibilities and her growing feelings for Devon, Ellie must decide which she should follow: her head or her heart. The Long Weekend is about how life doesn't always go according to plan but can surprise you. If you like steamy small-town romances between the boy next door and the city girl, Mimi Flood's debut novel is your next favorite read. Grab your copy today and find out what can happen in just a few days...
|Author||: Richelle Sigele Donigan,Rachel Neumann|
|Editor||: Parallax Press|
With simple mindfulness activities, healthy recipes, and suggested itineraries to recharge, build community, and inspire creativity, this beautiful photo book is full of ideas that will inspire anyone seeking relaxation and reconnection. A great gift for all the busy people in your life.... and yourself. Here is your guide and inspiration for a weekend retreat to inspire renewal. Whether you sneak away with some friends or just turn off your devices and hide the to do list at home, Long Weekend is full of ideas to spend a creative, artistic, technology-free weekend filled with exercises and resources that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Includes basic itineraries for how to shape the time in addition to rituals of renewal provided by experienced retreat leaders Richelle Donigan and Rachel Neumann. Beautiful photographs by lifestyle photographer Ericka McConnell will transport you, so that reading the book feels like a retreat in itself. Great for armchair travelers as well as those looking for help planning a weekend away.
|Author||: Robert Kuhn McGregor,Ethan Lewis|
|Editor||: Kent State University Press|
"In Conundrums for the Long Week-End, Robert McGregor and Ethan Lewis explore how Sayers used her fictional hero to comment on, and come to terms with, the social upheaval of the time: world wars, the crumbling of the privileged aristocracy, the rise of democracy, and the expanding struggle of women for equality. A reflection of the age, Lord Peter's character changed tremendously, mirroring the developing subtleties of his creator's evolving worldview." "Scholars of the Modern Age, fans of the mystery genre, and admirers of Sayers's fiction are sure to appreciate McGregor and Lewis's incisive examination of the literary, social, and historical context of this prized author's most popular work."--Jacket.
|Author||: Charlotte Wood|
#1 International Bestseller Shortlisted for the 2020 Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award * Shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2020 * Longlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Award “The Big Chill with a dash of Big Little Lies . . . Knife-sharp and deeply alive.” —The Guardian (London) “An insightful, poignant, and fiercely honest novel about female friendship and female aging.” —Sigrid Nunez, National Book Award–winning author of The Friend “Friendship, ambition, love, sexual politics and death: it’s all here in one sharp, funny, heartbreaking, and gorgeously written package. I loved it.” —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train Three women in their seventies reunite for one last, life-changing weekend in the beach house of their late friend. Four older women have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank, and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. They are Jude, a once-famous restaurateur; Wendy, an acclaimed public intellectual; and Adele, a renowned actress now mostly out of work. Struggling to recall exactly why they’ve remained close all these years, the grieving women gather at Sylvie’s old beach house—not for festivities this time, but to clean it out before it is sold. Can they survive together without her? Without Sylvie to maintain the group’s delicate equilibrium, frustrations build and painful memories press in. Fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests, and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface—and threatens to sweep away their friendship for good. The Weekend explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we’re forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. Sharply observed and excruciatingly funny, this is a jewel of a book: a celebration of tenderness and friendship from an award-winning writer.
|Author||: Troon Harrison|
|Editor||: San Diego, Calif. : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich|
For his fifth birthday, James chooses to spend three days at the beach, during which his quiet adventures, with the help of his imagination, become an unforgettable treat.
|Author||: Carla Lindsey|
A new take on the story of Easter: Carla Lindsey asks questions about the subtleties of the text, the people involved and the reasons why some things were mentioned and much was left for speculation. Like Who was Rufus?, and who were the others said to have come back to life that weekend? What Carla has created is a book of serious musings about the most talked about event in the Christian Calendar, bringing it to life in a completely fresh and meaningful way.
|Author||: Ronald Frame|
A young woman living in London during the Blitz answers a mysterious advertisement in a newspaper and meets the strange inhabitants of a Chelsea house.
|Author||: Claire Kells|
An adventurous debut novel that cross cuts between a competitive college swimmer’s harrowing days in the Rocky Mountains after a major airline disaster and her recovery supported by the two men who love her—only one of whom knows what really happened in the wilderness. Nineteen-year-old Avery Delacorte loves the water. Growing up in Brookline, Massachusetts, she took swim lessons at her community pool and captained the local team; in high school, she raced across bays and sprawling North American lakes. Now a sophomore on her university’s nationally ranked team, she struggles under the weight of new expectations but life is otherwise pretty good. Perfect, really. That all changes when Avery’s red-eye home for Thanksgiving makes a ditch landing in a mountain lake in the Colorado Rockies. She is one of only five survivors, which includes three little boys and Colin Shea, who happens to be her teammate. Colin is also the only person in Avery’s college life who challenged her to swim her own events, to be her own person—something she refused to do. Instead she’s avoided him since the first day of freshman year. But now, faced with sub-zero temperatures, minimal supplies, and the dangers of a forbidding nowhere, Avery and Colin must rely on each other in ways they never could’ve imagined. In the wilderness, the concept of survival is clear-cut. Simple. In the real world, it’s anything but.