Mrs Bennet’s Menopause by Lucy Kate King Requirements: .ePUB reader, 293 KB Overview: If you thought Jane Austen’s Mrs. Bennet was only “a woman of mean understanding, little information and uncertain temper”, think again. In this post ‘Pride and Prejudice’ novel she is on a journey that reveals more than her creator dared.
With the confetti fallen and three daughters married there is some respite for Mrs. Bennet, but there is no lying down on the chaise longue. Other issues are pressing; Mary and Kitty still need husbands, the family faces eviction if their father dies, Mr. Bennet grows more distant daily and on top of this, she is struggling with the menopause. With alcohol forbidden, sex unlikely and her own self-esteem under threat she is in trouble.
Four single men of varying backgrounds arrive in Meryton. While forwarding her match-making plans for the girls, Mrs. Bennet is unaware of the danger to her own marital situation….. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Wickham Meets His Match: A Pride and Prejudice Sequel by Cynthia Cross Requirements: .ePUB reader, 171 KB Overview: Every family has its dirty dishes, but with the Wickhams around, not only are the dirty plates on display, but the scones and the silverware are mysteriously disappearing…
When Wickham and Lydia show up at the Darcy London townhome, asking for five thousand pounds to invest, their timing couldn’t be worse. Not only is Georgiana in residence, but Darcy and Elizabeth expect a large party of guests to arrive at any moment, including Col. Fitzwilliam, Cousin Anne–and Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Despite all efforts to pack the Wickhams out the door, like all dreadful in-laws, they do not understand hints. As tempers flare and sparks fly, are fisticuffs imminent?
"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery," Jane Austen wrote, and in that spirit, this novella of 14,000 words, a sequel to Pride and Prejudice, is offered.
A 50-year anachronism in this novella figures rather prominently in three separate conversations. Amazon reviewer AFC was first to mention it in a review, and will receive a review copy of Cynthia Cross’s new P&P-inspired sequel, Lydia Holds Her Tongue. AFC, please email the address referenced in a comment to your review, and it will be sent promptly. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Complete Works of Thomas Browne by Delphi Classics (Illustrated) (Delphi Series Eleven Book 10) Requirements: .ePUB reader, 9.3mb Overview: The seventeenth century writer Sir Thomas Browne was an English polymath and author of varied works, revealing his wide learning in diverse fields, including science and medicine, religion and the esoteric. His most famous work is ‘Religio Medici’, a journal principally concerning the mysteries of God, nature and man, which he described as “a private exercise directed to myself.” It was an immediate success and was soon circulated widely in Europe. Noted for his melancholia tone, Browne’s works are characterised by an inimitable wit and subtle humour, offering a literary style that is both varied and polished with Baroque eloquence. This comprehensive eBook presents Browne’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Browne’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major works * All of the treatises, with individual contents tables * Includes rare essays and letters * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special criticism section, with six essays evaluating Browne’s contribution to literature * Features three biographies – discover Browne’s literary life * Ordering of texts into chronological order
The Books Religio Medici (1643) Pseudodoxia Epidemica (1646) Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial (1658) The Garden of Cyrus (1658) Brampton Urnes (1712) The Miscellany Tracts (1684) A Letter to a Friend (1690) Christian Morals (1716) Common Place Books (1846) Miscellaneous Works
The Criticism Sir Thomas Browne by Leslie Stephen (1892) Sir Thomas Browne and his ‘Religio Medici’: An Appreciation by Alexander Whyte (1898) Sir Thomas Browne by Walter Pater (1899) Sir Thomas Browne by Lytton Strachey (1906) Sir Thomas Browne by Peter Eade (1908) Sir Thomas Browne and Sir Kenelm Digby by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1919)
The Biographies Life of Browne by Anthony Wood (1692) Life of Browne by Samuel Johnson (1756) Thomas Browne by Arthur Henry Bullen (1900)
The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 2.4mb Overview: In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II.
Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem.
On days when they aren’t playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys’ father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory.
When war breaks out, Jacob’s world is thrown into chaos. The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life—and his life’s mission—forever.
Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, elegant language, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad. Through one boy’s harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people’s stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg Requirements: .ePUB reader, 789 KB Overview: Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary L.A. to the dormrooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions. In one piece, a tense email exchange between a young man and his girlfriend is taken over by the man’s sister, who is obsessed with the Bosnian genocide (The situation reminds me of a little historical blip called the Karadordevo agreement); in another, a college freshman forced to live with a roommate is stunned when one of her ramen packets goes missing (she didn’t have “one” of my ramens. She had a chicken ramen); in another piece, Alexander Graham Bell has teething problems with his invention (I’ve been calling Mabel all day, she doesn’t pick up! Yes, of course I dialed the right number – 2!).
United by Eisenberg’s gift for humor and character, and grouped into chapters that each open with an illustration by award-winning cartoonist Jean Jullien, the witty pieces collected in Bream Gives Me Hiccups explore the various insanities of the modern world, and mark the arrival of a fantastically funny, self-ironic, and original voice. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Albert Speer by David Edgar (NHB Modern Plays) Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 2.2 Mb Overview: A panoramic adaptation of Gita Sereny’s definitive and magisterial biography of a man whose devotion to Hitler blinded him to the worst crime of the twentieth century.
Plucked from obscurity to be Hitler’s architect and Minister of War, Albert Speer became the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany and the closest Hitler had to a friend. Having narrowly escaped hanging at Nuremberg, Speer emerged from twenty years at Spandau gaol, as he thought, a changed man. But even as he publishes his bestselling accounts of the Third Reich, the extent of his complicity in Nazi crimes returns to haunt him – and his long-suffering family. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
9 Books by James Herriot Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.7 MB Overview: James Herriot was the pen name of James Alfred Wight, OBE, FRCVS, also known as Alf Wight (3 October 1916 – 23 February 1995), a British veterinary surgeon and writer, who used his many years of experiences as a veterinary surgeon to write a series of books of stories about animals and their owners. He is best known for these semi-autobiographical works, which are often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small. Genre: Fiction » General Fiction/Classics
Animal Stories: When you enter the world of James Herriot’s Animal Stories, you’ll share his wonder and humor, his adventures and misadventures as he contends with pet owners and landowners; rough-spoken farmers and soft-spoken gentry; orphaned lambs, litters of piglets and puppies, cattle and draught horses; and a miscellany of cats and dogs including, of course, Mrs. Pumphrey’s inimitable Pekinese, Tricki Woo.
Cat Stories: Between these covers, teller and tales finally meet in a warm and joyful new collection that will bring delight to the hearts of readers the world over: James Herriot’s Cat Stories. Here are Buster, the kitten who arrived on Christmas; Alfred, the cat at the sweet shop; little Emily, who lived with the gentleman tramp; and Olly and Ginny, the kittens who charmed readers when they first appeared at the Herriots’ house in the worldwide bestseller Every Living Thing. And along with these come others, each story as memorable and heartwarming as the last, each told with that magical blend of gentle wit and human compassion that marks every word from James Herriot’s pen.
Favourite Dog Stories: James Herriot would go on to become so much more than a dog doctor. But no animal was dearer to his heart, and no animal provided him with more heartwarming and wonderful tales. With over a million copies sold, James Herriot’s Favorite Dog Stories has inspired dog lovers the world over. After being out of print for many years, it is now again available in an affordable, beautifully repackaged hardcover edition, filled with original watercolors that illustrate Herriot’s charming and wholesome tales. This classic heartwarming collection of ten stories about dogs – from border collies and sheepdogs to the exploits of Tricki Woo, the unforgettable Pekinese – by the late author of All Creatures Great and Small is prefaced by a moving introduction from Herriot himself – the very last piece of writing the beloved author ever completed. So, follow the master veterinarian as he journeys through Yorkshire, caring for big dogs and small with his characteristic gentleness and peace, profound observation, and deep, loving humor. A warm and joyful collection of James Herriot’s loving tales of our furry friends. From delightful old favorites like Tricki Woo to heartwarming stories of Brandy, Hermann, Jock, and more. James Herriot’s Favorite Dog Stories is a must-have for any dog lover.
If Only They Could Talk: When the newly qualified vet, James Herriot, arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, he has no idea of the new friends he will meet or adventures that lie ahead. From the author whose books inspired the BBC series "All Creatures Great and Small", this first volume of unforgettable memoirs chronicles James Herriot’s first years as a country vet, with the signature storytelling magic that has made him a favourite the world over. Here is a book for all those who find laughter and joy in animals, and who know and understand the magic of wild places and beautiful countryside
It Shouldn’t Happen to a Vet: How on earth did James Herriot come to be sitting on a high Yorkshire moor, smelling vaguely of cows? James isn’t sure, but he knows that he loves it. This second hilarious volume of memoirs contains more tales of James’ unpredictable boss Siegfried Farnon, his charming student brother Tristan, animal mayhem galore and his first encounters with a beautiful girl called Helen. ‘He can tell a good story against himself, and his pleasure in the beauty of the countryside in which he works is infectious’ – "Daily Telegraph". ‘Full of warmth, wisdom and wit’ – "The Field". ‘It is a pleasure to be in James Herriot’s company’
Let Sleeping Vets Lie: With two years experience behind him, James Herriot still feels privileged working on the beautiful Yorkshire moors as assistant vet at the Darrowby practice. Time to meet yet more unwilling patients and a rich cast of supporting owners. Full of hilarious tales of his unpredictable boss Siegfreid Farnon, his charming student brother Tristan, the joys of spring lambing, a vicious cat called Boris and James’ jinxed courtship of the lovely Helen, this third volume of memoirs is sure to delight hardened fans and new readers of James Herriot titles alike. ‘He can tell a good story against himself, and his pleasure in the beauty of the countryside in which he works is infectious.’ – "Daily Telegraph". ‘Full of warmth, wisdom and wit.’ – "The Field". ‘It is a pleasure to be in James Herriot’s company
Vet In A Spin: James Herriot, strapped into the cockpit of a Tiger Moth trainer, feels rather out of place, but he hasn’t found a new profession and it surely won’t be long before the RAF come round to his point of view. James Herriot’s sixth volume of unforgettable memoirs sees him dreaming of the day when he can rejoin his wife, Helen, little son, Jimmy, veterinary partner, Siegfried, the eternal student Tristan – and all the old Darrowby crows, both two-legged and four
Vets Might Fly: A few months of married bliss, a lovers’ nest in Darrowby and the wonders of home cooking are rudely interrupted for James Herriot by the Second World War. James Herriot’s fifth volume of memoirs relocates him to a training camp somewhere in England. And in between square pounding and digging for victory, he dreams of the people and livestock he left behind him.
James Herriot’s Dog Stories: The very special magic of James Herriot’s storytelling shines throughout this classic collection of stories about the animal he loves the most.
Here are some of the dogs who have won a special place in the country vet’s heart – dogs like Tricki Woo, the little Pekinese suffering from ‘flop-butt’; Clancy the dog who nobody would go near; and Gyp, the sheepdog who only barked once in his life.
They’re joined by lovable dogs of all shapes and sizes in a wonderful collection of stories, which will be enjoyed by all dog-lovers and James Herriot fans alike.
A King Empowered (The Stewart Chronicles Book 4) by JR Tomlin Requirements: .ePUB, .MOBI/.AZW reader, 640KB | Retail Overview: At last, James, King of Scots, the second of that name, is approaching manhood, intending to fulfill his duty to the realm. Controlled by regents determined to hang onto power, he struggles to gain the strength to oust them. When the leader of the mighty Douglas clan moves to betray Scotland to the English, James must put aside his youth and defend the crown. Facing war with the Douglases, the threat is not only to his life and that of his young queen but to the very survival of the kingdom. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics
Collected Works of August Strindberg by Delphi Classics Requirements: .ePUB, .AZW3 reader, 20.6 MB Overview: A pivotal figure of late nineteenth century theatre, the Swedish playwright, novelist and essayist August Strindberg produced over sixty plays and more than thirty works of fiction, often drawing directly on his personal experience. A bold experimenter of literary forms, he explored a wide range of dramatic methods and purposes, from naturalistic tragedy, monodrama and history plays, to expressionist and surrealist works. This comprehensive eBook presents the largest collection of Strindberg’s works ever compiled in English translation, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics > Drama > Plays > Theatre
The Outlaw; Master Olof; Lucky Pehr; The Father; Comrades; Miss Julie; Creditors; The Stronger; Pariah; Simoom; Debit and Credit; Facing Death; Mother Love; The Link; The First Warning; The Road to Damascus; Advent; There are Crimes and Crimes; Gustavus Vasa; Erik XIV; The Saga of the Folkungs; Easter; The Dance of Death; The Bridal Crown; Swanwhite; The Dream Play; The Thunderstorm; After the Fire; Spook Sonata;
The Red Room; The Son of a Servant; The Confession of a Fool; On the Seaboard; The Inferno; The Growth of a Soul; The Short Story Collections; Married; Historical Miniatures; Fair Haven and Foul Strand; The German Lieutenant and Other Stories In Midsummer Days and Other Tales;
The Short Stories
List of Short Stories in Chronological Order; List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order;
Zones of the Spirit; Legends: Autobiographical Sketches;
August Strindberg by James Huneker; The Eccentricity of August Strindberg by Otto Heller; August Strindberg by Horace Barnett Samuel; The Madness of Strindberg by Robert Lynd;
August Strindberg: The Spirit of Revolt by L. Lind-af-Hageby;
The Everything Fairy Tales Book: A Magical Collection of All-Time Favorites to Delight the Whole Family by Amy Peters Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.60 MB Overview: A collection of 100 classic fairy tales, arranged in the categories Princesses and Princes, Magical Animals, The Enchanted World, and Lessons for Life.. Genre: Fiction > General Fiction/Classics