The Death Of A Dowager

Author by : Joanna Campbell Slan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 74
Total Download : 501
File Size : 52,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In her classic tale, Charlotte Brontë introduced readers to the strong-willed and intelligent Jane Eyre. The Jane Eyre Chronicles pick up where Brontë left off, with Jane married to her beloved Edward Rochester and mother to a young son. But Jane soons finds herself having to protect those she loves… While extensive repairs are being made to Ferndean, their rural home, Jane and Edward accept an invitation from their friend Lucy Brayton to stay with her in London. Jane is reluctant to abandon their peaceful life in the countryside, but Edward’s damaged vision has grown worse. She hopes that time in the capital will buoy his spirits and give him the chance to receive treatment from an ocular specialist. Once in London, the Rochesters accompany Lucy to the Italian Opera House. But there is more drama in the audience than on stage—Jane not only unexpectedly finds herself in the presence of King George and his mistress, Lady Conygham, she also encounters an old nemesis in the form of Lady Ingram (whose daughter, Blanche, once hoped to wed Edward herself). The aging dowager deals both Jane and Lucy a very public snub; hoping to mitigate the social damage caused by this, Lucy insists on visiting the Ingrams the next day. The visit goes poorly from the start—and ends with Lady Ingram dropping dead in the midst of taking tea. It soon becomes clear that the dowager’s death was an unnatural one, and Jane must set her considerable intelligence to the problem of solving it—and why the throne appears to have an interest …


Translations

Author by : William Raymond Gingell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 19
Total Download : 382
File Size : 49,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Death Of A Dowager

Author by : Joanna Campbell Slan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 23
Total Download : 815
File Size : 43,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The Second Book in the Critically Acclaimed Historical Mystery Series Featuring Jane Eyre as an Amateur Sleuth. When her husband's damaged vision grows worse, Jane Eyre Rochester suggests a trip to an ocular specialist in London. But a night at the opera changes everything! And what seemed like a healing journey becomes a deadly puzzle that Jane must solve if she wants to protect those she loves. London, early 1800s -- With extensive repairs being made to Ferndean, the rural home of the Rochesters, Jane and her husband accept an invitation from a friend to stay with her in London. Jane is reluctant to abandon their peaceful home in the countryside, but her husband's damaged vision has grown worse-and so have his feelings of depression. Jane hopes that time spent in the nation's bustling capital will buoy his spirits and give him the chance to receive treatment from a specialist. Once in London, the Rochesters accompany their friend to the Italian Opera House. However, is more drama in the audience than on the stage! Jane not only unexpectedly finds herself in the presence of the King, she also comes face-to-face with an old nemesis, a dowager who once hoped her daughter would marry the man who is now Jane's husband. Not surprisingly, the aging dowager deals Jane a very public snub. Hoping to mitigate the damages, Jane makes a social visit to the dowager's house, only to have the elderly woman drop dead while taking tea! It's clear the dowager's death was an unnatural one, and Jane must set her considerable intelligence to the problems of solving the crime...and then a summons from King George IV himself puts Jane squarely in the midst of a battle for the English throne-and the religious freedom of a nation! Death of a Dowger is the critically acclaimed second novel in The Jane Eyre Chronicles. If you like intelligent female characters, a dash of interesting but little-known history, and intense emotions in a historical setting, you'll fall in love with Joanna Campbell Slan's captivating tale. Buy Death of a Dowager today, and escape to another time and another place with characters you'll cheer.


Translations

Author by : Gingell Raymond
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hardpress Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 76
Total Download : 248
File Size : 41,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.


Death Of A Dowager

Author by : Joanna Campbell Slan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 69
Total Download : 333
File Size : 53,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Translations

Author by : William Raymond Gingell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Forgotten Books
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 31
Total Download : 359
File Size : 43,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Excerpt from Translations: Forms of Ceremonial, on the Death of the Dowager Queen, and of the Emperor Taoukwong; Also an Account of the Celebrated Porcelain Tower of Nanking The maids of honor, eunuchs, masters of the kitchen and the males and females in the palace of the Dowager Queen, will all cut off their hair, and sever the tails and wear mourning. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Translations

Author by : William Raymond Gingell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Palala Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 46
Total Download : 478
File Size : 46,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Translations

Author by : William Raymond Gingell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 98
Total Download : 266
File Size : 50,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Death Of The Queen Dowager A Poem

Author by : Henry Boyd (writer of verse.)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 10
Total Download : 377
File Size : 41,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Death The Dowager

Author by : Bertrand Huber
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 65
Total Download : 256
File Size : 41,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Death Of The Queen Dowager

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 26
Total Download : 638
File Size : 44,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Death Of The Queen Dowager A Poem

Author by : Henry Boyd (Writer of Verse )
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 91
Total Download : 481
File Size : 47,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Blotto Twinks And The Dead Dowager Duchess

Author by : Simon Brett
Languange : en
Publisher by : Felony & Mayhem Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 33
Total Download : 670
File Size : 52,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Hurrah for the return of that intrepid duo: Blotto (handsome, honorable, not the sharpest knife in the drawer), and his sister Twinks (just a bit brainier than a girl should be)! As this is the 1920s, they are of course attending a weekend house party, where – how astonishing! – a murder is announced. One of the guests has the gall to accuse Corky, the siblings’ family chauffeur, so Blotto and Twinks have no choice but to find the real murderer and clear Corky’s good name. And also, you know, keep Corky from hanging and so on. Their sleuthing will take them to an opium den, a crumbling Scottish castle, and – most thrillingly – the headquarters of the evil League of the Crimson Hand


Death Of Dowager Countess Russell

Author by : Countess Frances Anna Maria Elliot Russell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 9
Total Download : 421
File Size : 55,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Death Of The Queen Dowager

Author by : Henry Boyd
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 90
Total Download : 431
File Size : 55,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.


The Case Of The Dotty Dowager

Author by : Cathy Ace
Languange : en
Publisher by : Severn House Publishers Ltd
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 85
Total Download : 265
File Size : 49,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : “A gratifying contemporary series in the traditional British manner with hilarious repercussions. Cozy fans will anticipate learning more about these WISE ladies” - Library Journal Starred Review Meet the Women of the WISE Enquiries Agency. The first in a new series. Henry Twyst, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, is convinced his mother is losing her marbles. She claims to have seen a corpse on the dining-room floor, but all she has to prove it is a bloodied bobble hat. Worried enough to retain the women of the WISE Enquiries Agency – one is Welsh, one Irish, one Scottish and one English – Henry wants the strange matter explained away. But the truth of what happened at the Chellingworth Estate, set in the rolling Welsh countryside near the quaint village of Anwen by Wye, is more complex, dangerous, and deadly, than anyone could have foreseen . . .


The Life And Times Of Mary Dowager Duchess Of Sutherland

Author by : Catherine Layton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 35
Total Download : 746
File Size : 48,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This definitive biography depicts one Victorian woman’s struggle to stay afloat in a rising tide of prurient scandalmongering and snobbery. Could it be that this woman’s character and circumstances informed Oscar Wilde’s social comedies? She was the daughter of a leading Conservative Oxford don, vilified as an arrogant fortune-hunter. Her liaison dangereuse with a Duke resulted in ostracism by Queen Victoria’s cronies, as well as protracted, widely publicised legal disputes with his family. One battle put her in Holloway Gaol for six weeks. Her supporters, over time, included Disraeli, the Khedival family of Egypt, the de Lesseps, and Sir Albert Kaye Rollit (a promoter of women’s suffrage, later her third husband). Her life and that of her family drew in British and European colonialism, and even Reilly, the “Ace of Spies”. Various previously untapped letters, diaries and journals allow the reader to navigate through the sensationalist fog of the primarily Liberal press of her time. The book will appeal to anyone interested in Victorian and journalism history, and gender and celebrity studies.


Empress Dowager Cixi

Author by : X. L. Woo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Algora Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 57
Total Download : 200
File Size : 42,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In all the history of China, only two women ever conquered and held the heights of power. Both enjoyed long reigns characterized by ruthless intrigue; they maintained an iron grip at the center while the vast country was torn by rebellions and caught up i.


Empress Dowager Cixi

Author by : Jung Chang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 97
Total Download : 728
File Size : 40,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Discover the extraordinary story of the woman who brought China into the modern age, from the bestselling author of Wild Swans In this groundbreaking biography, Jung Chang vividly describes how Empress Dowager Cixi – the most important woman in Chinese history – brought a medieval empire into the modern age. Under her, the ancient country attained virtually all the attributes of a modern state and it was she who abolished gruesome punishments like ‘death by a thousand cuts’ and put an end to foot-binding. Jung Chang comprehensively overturns the conventional view of Cixi as a diehard conservative and cruel despot and also takes the reader into the depths of her splendid Summer Palace and the harem of Beijing’s Forbidden City, where she lived surrounded by eunuchs – with one of whom she fell in love, with tragic consequences. Packed with drama, fast-paced and gripping, it is both a panoramic depiction of the birth of modern China and an intimate portrait of a woman: as the concubine to a monarch, as the absolute ruler of a third of the world’s population, and as a unique stateswoman. ‘Powerful’ Simon Sebag Montefiore ‘Truly authoritative’ New York Times ‘Wonderful’ Sunday Times **Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography Prize**