Lord John And The Private Matter

Lord John And The Private Matter
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN: 1446494217
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord John And The Private Matter Book Excerpt:

A gripping historical adventure from international #1 bestselling author Diana Gabaldon. ***THE FIRST BOOK IN THE BELOVED LORD JOHN GREY SERIES*** The year is 1757. On a bright June day, Lord John Grey emerges from his club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty's Army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade-in-arms, who might well have been a traitor. Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of treachery and betrayal that touches every level of society - and threatens all he holds dear. From the bawdy-houses of London's night world to the drawing rooms of the nobility, from the blood of a murdered corpse to the thundering seas of the East India Company, Lord John follows the elusive trail of the woman in green who may hold the key to everything - or to nothing at all. The early days of the Seven Years' War come brilliantly to life in this historical adventure mystery by the acclaimed author whose unique and compelling storytelling has engrossed millions of readers worldwide.

Lord John and the Hand of Devils

Lord John and the Hand of Devils
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2011-07-11
ISBN: 1446494209
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord John and the Hand of Devils Book Excerpt:

A keepsake collection of Lord John Grey's shorter adventures and a spectacular addition to any Gabaldon fan's library, Lord John and the Hand of the Devils brings these three unique novellas together for the first time. ____________ Lord John and the Hellfire Club marks the first appearance of Lord John outside the Outlander novels (and chronologically precedes the novel Lord John and the Private Matter). A young diplomat is killed in the street as he begs Lord John for help. Witnessing the murder, Grey vows to avenge the young man, as the trail leads to the notorious Hellfire Club and the dark caves beneath Medmenham Abbey In Lord John and the Succubus, Grey's assignment as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment in Germany finds him caught between two threats: the advancing French and Austrian army, and the menace of a mysterious 'night-hag,' who spreads fear and death among the troops. Acknowledging that he is unlikely to fall victim to a succubus, Lord John is obliged to contend with the marauding night-hag before the enemy arrives. This tale with a touch of the supernatural bridges the action between Gabaldon's two full-length Lord John tales. Finally, in Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is called to the Arsenal at Woolwich to answer a Royal Commission of Enquiry's questions regarding a cannon that exploded during the battle of Krefeld (a central action in Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade). Accusations ensue, and Lord John finds himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plot -- haunted by a dead lieutenant, and followed by a man with no face. ____________ Readers love Lord John and the Hand of Devils . . . ***** 'John Grey is my spirit animal. I am such a fan of this series!' ***** 'My eyes couldn't read fast enough!!' ***** ' I enjoyed all three, once again became lost in the time period within seconds of starting to read....I don't know how Diana G. does it!' ***** 'I really, really liked this trilogy of novellas that were included in this book.' ***** 'The insight is fascinating, interesting and favourable.'

The Space Between An Outlander Novella

The Space Between  An Outlander Novella
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN: 0553392115
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Space Between An Outlander Novella Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Diana Gabaldon returns to her Outlander universe in “The Space Between,” an irresistible novella brimming with adventure, history, and suspense. Features a preview of the much-anticipated new Outlander novel, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood! Joan MacKimmie is on her way to Paris to take up her vocation as a nun. Yet her decision is less a matter of faith than fear, for Joan is plagued by mysterious voices that speak of the future, and by visions that mark those about to die. The sanctuary of the nunnery promises respite from these unwanted visitations . . . or so she prays. Her chaperone is Michael Murray, a young widower who, though he still mourns the death of his wife, finds himself powerfully drawn to his charge. But when the time-traveling Comte St. Germain learns of Joan’s presence in Paris, and of her link to Claire Fraser—La Dame Blanche—Murray is drawn into a battle whose stakes are not merely the life but the very soul of the Scotswoman who, without even trying, has won his heart. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander “Abounds with Gabaldon’s sexy combination of humor, wild adventure and, underlying it all, the redemptive power of true love.”—The Dallas Morning News, on The Fiery Cross “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber “Wonderful . . . This is escapist historical fiction at its best.”—San Antonio Express-News, on Drums of Autumn

Besieged

Besieged
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2022-10-18
ISBN: 1101966211
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Besieged Book Excerpt:

In a thrilling tale of courage and survival from Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series, Lord John Grey disembarks in Havana to rescue his family—only to get swept up in a fierce rebellion. This novella, originally published in Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, is now available as a standalone ebook. Lord John Grey is happy. His term as military governor of Jamaica is drawing to a close, and he’s looking forward to fresh beef and burgoo in North Carolina, rather than endless fish and sea-urchin innards marinated in orange juice. His preparations, alas, are interrupted by the sudden arrival of his mother’s third husband, General Stanley. “Your mother’s in Havana,” General Stanley said. “Minding your cousin Olivia.” This seemed like a moderately respectable thing for an elderly lady to be doing, and Grey relaxed slightly. But only slightly. “I trust she’s enjoying the weather.” He raised an eyebrow at his stepfather, who sighed deeply and put his hands on his knees. “I’m sure she is. The problem, my boy, is that the British Navy is on its way to lay siege to the city of Havana, and I really think it would be a good idea if your mother wasn’t in the city when they get there.” Lord John agrees, and with the help of his loyal valet, Tom Bird, a recovering ex-zombie named Rodrigo, and Rodrigo’s wife, Azeel (not a zombie, but resourceful and courageous [well, obviously . . . how much nerve does it take to marry a zombie?]), he sets sail at once for Havana, only to discover upon his arrival that his family isn’t all that’s in danger. Slave revolts, murder, an invasion in progress, stubborn mules, and adulterous love are the least of it. . . .

The Outlandish Companion Revised and Updated

The Outlandish Companion  Revised and Updated
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN: 1101887281
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Revised and Updated Book Excerpt:

Perfect for readers of the bestselling Outlander novels—and don’t miss The Outlandish Companion Volume Two! #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels, the inspiration for the Starz original series. From the moment Claire Randall stepped through a standing stone circle and was thrown back in time to the year 1743—and into a world that threatens life, limb, loyalty, heart, soul, and everything else Claire has—readers have been hungry to know everything about this world and its inhabitants, particularly a Scottish soldier named Jamie Fraser. In this beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish, Gabaldon covers the first four novels of the main series, including: • full synopses of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn • a complete listing of the characters (fictional and historical) in the first four novels in the series, as well as family trees and genealogical notes • a comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage • The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel, explained • frequently asked questions to the author and her (sometimes surprising) answers • an annotated bibliography • essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, creating characters, and more • professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire • the making of the TV series: how we got there from here, and what happened next (including “My Brief Career as a TV Actor”) • behind-the-scenes photos from the Outlander TV series set For anyone who wants to spend more time with the Outlander characters and the world they inhabit, Diana Gabaldon here opens a door through the standing stones and offers a guided tour of what lies within.

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2007-08-28
ISBN: 0440337127
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Diana Gabaldon, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander saga, brings back one of her most compelling characters: Lord John Grey. Here Gabaldon weaves together the strands of Lord John’s secret and public lives—a shattering family mystery, a love affair with potentially disastrous consequences, and a war that stretches from the Old World to the New. It’s been seventeen years since Lord John’s father, the Duke of Pardloe, was found dead, a pistol in his hand and accusations of his role as a Jacobite agent staining forever a family’s honor. Now unlaid ghosts from the past are stirring. Lord John’s brother has mysteriously received a page of their late father’s missing diary—and John is convinced that someone is taunting the Grey family with secrets from the grave. So he turns to the only man he can trust: the Scottish Jacobite James Fraser. But war, a forbidden affair, and Fraser’s own secrets will complicate Lord John’s quest—until James Fraser yields the missing piece of an astounding puzzle and Lord John must decide whether his family’s honor is worth his life.

The Outlandish Companion Volume 2

The Outlandish Companion Volume 2
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 1473535921
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels. Now Gabaldon serves up The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two, an all-new guide to Books 5-8 in the series: A Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood Written with Gabaldon’s signature wit and intelligence, this compendium is bursting with generous commentary and juicy insider details, including: * A complete chronology of the series thus far; * Full synopses of A Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood; * Recaps of the Lord John Grey novels: Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; * A who’s who of the cast of Outlander characters, cross-referenced by book; * Detailed maps and floor plans; * A bibliographic guide to research sources; * Essays on subjects as wide ranging as Outlandish controversies regarding sex and violence, the unique responsibilities of a writer of historical fiction, and Gabaldon’s writing process; * A guided tour of the clothes, food, and music of the eighteenth century; * A Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide; * Personal photos from the author taken on the set of the Outlander series. As entertaining, sweeping, and addictive as the series itself, this second volume of The Outlandish Companion is a one (or two)-of-a-kind gift from an incomparable author.

The Custom of the Army Novella

The Custom of the Army  Novella
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2012-05-21
ISBN: 0345541022
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Custom of the Army Novella Book Excerpt:

Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series, weaves an engrossing tale of war, history, and suspense in this original novella—now available as a standalone eBook—featuring returning hero Lord John Grey. London, 1759. After a high society electric-eel party leads to a duel that ends badly, Lord John Grey feels the need to lie low for a while. Conveniently, before starting his new commission in His Majesty’s army, Lord John receives an urgent summons. An old friend from the military, Charlie Carruthers, is facing court-martial in Canada, and has called upon Lord John to serve as his character witness. Grey voyages to the New World—a land rife with savages (many of them on his own side) and cleft by war—where he soon finds that he must defend not only his friend’s life but his own. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s novels featuring Lord John Grey “Call it what you will—historical adventure, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail, on The Scottish Prisoner “[A] thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully witty historical mystery set in the richly detailed, occasionally bawdy world of Georgian England.”—Booklist, on Lord John and the Private Matter “From London’s literary salons and political intrigue to fearsome battle scenes in the Seven Years’ War, [Diana Gabaldon’s] writing is always vivid and often lyrical.”—The Washington Post, on Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

Outlander Volumes 5 8 4 Book Boxed Set

Outlander Volumes 5 8  4 Book Boxed Set
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021-10-26
ISBN: 0593498046
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlander Volumes 5 8 4 Book Boxed Set Book Excerpt:

A gorgeously packaged boxed set featuring mass market paperback editions of books five through eight in Diana Gabaldon's New York Times bestselling and hit Starz television Outlander series. The epic tale of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser and their daring adventures across centuries has mesmerized legions of Outlander fans for decades. Now, for the first time, readers can enjoy the next grouped installment of the saga that sparked a sensation together in one beautiful package displaying stunning art from the television series. Featuring The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood, this boxed set picks up where the first set--which included books one through four--left off, continuing the enthralling legend. Whether you're a fan of the Starz hit show based on the books, a dedicated Outlander collector, or a reader eager to find out what's next in store for everyone's favorite time-traveling duo, this is the collection for you.

Outlander Boxed Set

Outlander Boxed Set
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-04-28
ISBN: 1101887486
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlander Boxed Set Book Excerpt:

A four-book boxed set collects four books from the best-selling Outlander series. Reprint.

The Lord John Series 4 Book Bundle

The Lord John Series 4 Book Bundle
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 1536
Release: 2013-04-08
ISBN: 0345546032
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lord John Series 4 Book Bundle Book Excerpt:

Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series, delivers captivating tales of history, intrigue, and suspense that feature one of her most popular characters: Lord John Grey. This thrilling eBook collection—featuring three novels and one collection of novellas—follows Lord John as he defends his country, ferrets out spies, and unravels a haunting family mystery. LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER “Packed with vivid description and detail . . . transports readers to eighteenth-century London.”—BookPage London, 1757. Lord John Grey, a nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s army, has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal are interrupted when the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade-in-arms. Obliged to pursue two inquiries at once, Major Grey finds himself ensnared in a web of betrayal that touches every stratum of English society—and threatens all he holds dear. LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS A Collection of Novellas “Gabaldon’s strengths are on full display.”—Kirkus Reviews In Lord John and the Hellfire Club, Lord John glimpses a stranger at a gentleman’s club—and is drawn into a maze of political treachery and a dangerous underground society. In Lord John and the Succubus, English soldiers in combat are rattled by a lethal creature that appears at night, and Lord John is called to investigate. In Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is thrust into a baffling case that forces him to confront the prospect that a traitor is among the ranks of His Majesty’s armed forces. LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE “First-rate . . . [Gabaldon’s] writing is always vivid and often lyrical.”—The Washington Post It’s been seventeen years since Lord John’s father was found dead, accusations of his role as a Jacobite agent staining the family’s name. Now, Lord John’s brother has mysteriously received a page of their father’s lost diary, convincing John that someone knows the Greys’ secrets. So he turns to the only man he can trust: the Scottish Jacobite Jamie Fraser. But when Jamie yields the missing piece of an astounding puzzle, Lord John must decide whether his family’s honor is worth his life. THE SCOTTISH PRISONER “Engrossing . . . masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals, and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail London, 1760. Paroled prisoner Jamie Fraser has sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with documents that expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Soon Lord John and Jamie are companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead.

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN: 0385344449
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outlandish Companion Volume Two Book Excerpt:

Perfect readers of the bestselling Outlander novels—and don’t miss the revised and updated first volume of The Outlandish Companion! More than a decade ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon delighted her legions of fans with The Outlandish Companion, an indispensable guide to all the Outlander books at the time. But that edition was just a taste of things to come. Since that publication, there have been four more Outlander novels, a side series, assorted novellas, and one smash-hit Starz original television series. Now Gabaldon serves up The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two, an all-new guide to the latest books in the series. Written with Gabaldon’s signature wit and intelligence, this compendium is bursting with generous commentary and juicy insider details, including • a complete chronology of the series thus far • full synopses of The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood • recaps of the Lord John Grey novels: Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner • a who’s who of the cast of Outlander characters, cross-referenced by book • detailed maps and floor plans • a bibliographic guide to research sources • essays on subjects as wide ranging as Outlandish controversies regarding sex and violence, the unique responsibilities of a writer of historical fiction, and Gabaldon’s writing process • a guided tour of the clothes, food, and music of the eighteenth century • a Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide • personal photos from the author taken on the set of the Starz Outlander series As entertaining, sweeping, and addictive as the series itself, this second volume of The Outlandish Companion is a one (or two)-of-a-kind gift from an incomparable author.

Outlander s Sassenachs

Outlander      s Sassenachs
Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2016-06-30
ISBN: 1476626650
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlander s Sassenachs Book Excerpt:

A time travel epic featuring history and romance, Outlander—unlike most adventure series—is aimed at women audiences. The kilted male characters, the female narrator, the fantastic period costumes are atypical of male-gendered television. Both the show and the novels on which it is based address issues most series shy away from, like breast feeding, abortion and birth control. Role reversals are common—the powerful Claire rescues her virginal husband Jamie from sexual abuse. When the villainous Black Jack Randall displays his genitals to the heroine Jenny, she laughs. This collection of new essays examines Outlander as an exploration of what it means to be a capable 18th century woman and what it means in the modern world. As Claire explores different models of strength in both periods, Jamie comes to understand the nuances of male honor, power and alternative sexuality through the contrasting figures of Black Jack and Lord John. As the heroes negotiate the complications of marriage and life, they make discoveries about gender that resonate with modern audiences.

Murder in Retrospect

Murder in Retrospect
Author: Michael Burgess,Jill H. Vassilakos
Publsiher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder in Retrospect Book Excerpt:

Build your fiction collection, advise readers, and find answers to questions about one of today's most dynamic genres with this important work, the first guide to historical mysteries.

The Works of Lord Bacon

The Works of Lord Bacon
Author: Bacon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 894
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of Lord Bacon Book Excerpt:

Reports of State Trials

Reports of State Trials
Author: Great Britain. State Trials Committee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 608
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Trials
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reports of State Trials Book Excerpt:

100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors

100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors
Author: Bernard Alger Drew
Publsiher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Total Pages: 593
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors Book Excerpt:

Provides alphabetically-arranged, biographical entries of favorite contemporary writers of fiction, including Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, and Anne Rice, and presents insights on the creative process from each individual.

The Ancient Laws of Wales

The Ancient Laws of Wales
Author: Hubert Lewis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 558
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Constitutional history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ancient Laws of Wales Book Excerpt:

Calendar of the State Papers Relating to Ireland of the Reigns of Henry VIII Edward VI Mary and Elizabeth

Calendar of the State Papers Relating to Ireland  of the Reigns of Henry VIII   Edward VI   Mary  and Elizabeth
Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 890
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ireland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calendar of the State Papers Relating to Ireland of the Reigns of Henry VIII Edward VI Mary and Elizabeth Book Excerpt:

Calendar of the State Papers Relating to Ireland Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty s Public Record Office

Calendar of the State Papers Relating to Ireland Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty s Public Record Office
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calendar of the State Papers Relating to Ireland Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty s Public Record Office Book Excerpt: