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Beyond the Lavender Fields

Author : Arlem Hawks
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1792, France Rumors of revolution in Paris swirl in Marseille, a bustling port city in southern France. Gilles Étienne, a clerk at the local soap factory, thrives on the news. Committed to the cause of equality, liberty, and brotherhood, he and his friends plan to march to Paris to dethrone the monarchy. His plans are halted when he meets Marie-Caroline Daubin, the beautiful daughter of the owner of the factory. An aristocrat and royalist, Marie-Caroline has been called home to Marseille to escape the unrest in Paris. She rebuffs Gilles's efforts to charm her and boldly expresses her view that violently imposed freedom is not really freedom for all. As Marie-Caroline takes risks to follow her beliefs, Gilles catches her in a dangerous secret that could cost her and her family their lives. As Gilles and Marie-Caroline spend more time together, she questions her initial assumptions about Gilles and realizes that perhaps they have more in common than she thought. As the spirit of revolution descends on Marseille, people are killed and buildings are ransacked and burned to the ground. Gilles must choose between supporting the political change he believes in and protecting those he loves. And Marie-Caroline must battle between standing up for what she feels is right and risking her family's safety. With their lives and their nation in turmoil, both Gilles and Marie-Caroline wonder if a révolutionnaire and a royaliste can really be together or if they must live in a world that forces people to choose sides.

A Table of Green Fields

Author : Guy Davenport
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Beyond These Voices

Author : M. E. Braddon
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This is a 1910 fiction by Mary Elizabeth Braddon based upon the thought that the dead are always with us. It presents how especially for some people this feeling is more powerful, so powerful for that they can never be completely present in the world of the living again. This work has a thrilling storyline and many interesting characters. Each of these characters has an impressive blend of qualities. The novel is both delightful and sad at the same time. The excellent style of writing makes it more enjoyable and easier to comprehend. Mary Braddon (1835 – 1915) was a famous English novelist of the Victorian era. She is best known for her 1862 sensation novel Lady Audley's Secret, which has also been dramatized and filmed many times. She produced more than 80 novels with clever plots and also wrote a number of works of engrossing supernatural fiction.

Beyond Boundaries

Author : Andy Hollis
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Despite the recent growth in university courses on European Studies and Cultural Studies, and notwithstanding increasing public concern about questions of national identity within Europe, there is currently little material available which explores the diversity of European identities specifically within the context of European literary and filmic culture. In tackling ten novels, six plays, four films, three short stories, three books of travel writing and one diary, covering fifteen nationalities in all, the authors of this volume are seeking to fill this gap. The twelve essays contain detailed textual analysis embedded within a framework of cultural theory whose most celebrated reference points include Freud, Edward Said, Benedict Anderson and Homi Bhabha. This volume is aimed not only at specialists in identity studies and those concerned with the artistic landscape of a wider Europe - including Russia, the Balkans, Finland and Turkey. It will also interest those preoccupied with building an imaginative and imagined identity for Europe, an identity which might help to sustain it as a political entity and lend it greater popular legitimacy than it enjoys at present.

Beyond Boundaries

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Despite the recent growth in university courses on European Studies and Cultural Studies, and notwithstanding increasing public concern about questions of national identity within Europe, there is currently little material available which explores the diversity of European identities specifically within the context of European literary and filmic culture. In tackling ten novels, six plays, four films, three short stories, three books of travel writing and one diary, covering fifteen nationalities in all, the authors of this volume are seeking to fill this gap. The twelve essays contain detailed textual analysis embedded within a framework of cultural theory whose most celebrated reference points include Freud, Edward Said, Benedict Anderson and Homi Bhabha. This volume is aimed not only at specialists in identity studies and those concerned with the artistic landscape of a wider Europe - including Russia, the Balkans, Finland and Turkey. It will also interest those preoccupied with building an imaginative and imagined identity for Europe, an identity which might help to sustain it as a political entity and lend it greater popular legitimacy than it enjoys at present.

Remember Me

Author : Melvyn Bragg
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'Melvyn Bragg has added another formidable chapter to one of the most distinguished literary series of recent times' David Robson, Sunday Telegraph It was not love at first sight. It proved to be not much of a conversation...Nothing should have come of it. A passionate but ultimately tragic love affair starts when two students - one French, one English - meet at university at the beginning of the sixties. From its tentative early stages, the relationship develops into a life-changing one, whose profound impact continues to reverberate forty years later.

10 Bite Sized Oil Painting Projects Book 1

Author : Rachel Shirley
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What does the artist paint after receiving oil painting materials? Find 10 simple oil painting demonstrations with step by step images and instructions to get the paint brush moving..The projects include landscapes, still life, animals and a colour mixing exercise. Achievable within 2 hours. Includes a guide to the art materials and glossary. With 360 images.

30 Bite Sized Oil Painting Projects on 6 Colour Themes 3 Books in 1

Author : Rachel Shirley
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This art instruction tome forms the perfect companion to a new set of oil paints. It will be a long time before the prospecting artist need ever find inspiration on what to paint again. An amalgamation of 3 art instruction books: 10 Bite-Sized Oil Painting Projects Book: 1, 2 and 3 means a wealth of ideas can be found here in one place. Find over 1000 instructional images and in depth instructions amounting to 50,000 words. Learn how to paint a variety of subject matter including fruit, flowers, sunsets, water, woodlands, coasts, animals, snow, glass, gardens, vistas, old masters and more. Most of the demonstrations have been completed within a few hours, making these projects achievable for artists of various abilities. Select demonstrations provide further ventures in the form of glazing, impasto, pointillism, applying detail and mixing greens. Subject matter has been classified into 6 colour schemes due to the pervading hue or the focal point of the composition. Every essential oil painting pigment will therefore undergo the full workout. Art brushes will get worn, pigments will be used and the art surface will depict a scene. Projects open with an overview with supporting images before step-by-step images and in-depth instructions ensue, guiding the artist from start to finish. An essential guide on the art materials, preparatory processes and glossary are also included. Discover how to make oil painting cheap, clean and simple. This book is a must for the artist wishing to practice oil painting without having to find ideas on what to paint.

Moon Budapest Beyond

Author : Jennifer D. Walker
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From soaking up Budapest's poignant history and vibrant nightlife to soaking in thermal baths, savor one of Europe's most stunning cities with Moon Budapest & Beyond. Explore In and Around the City: Get to know Budapest's most interesting neighborhoods, like Castle Hill, South Buda, South Pest, and the historic Jewish quarter, and nearby areas, including Gödöllö, Lake Balaton, the Eger wine country, Pécs, and more Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from multiple itinerary options designed for foodies, history buffs, art lovers, outdoor adventurers, and more See the Sights: Soak in the thermal Széchenyi baths, meander through Magyar history at the Hungarian National Museum, or take in views of the city from 170 meters above the Danube. See Europe's largest synagogue and catch a performance at the palatial Opera House. Hike to the top of the Elizabeth Lookout, or go cave-diving in the Buda Hills Get Outside the City: Explore the vineyards of the Valley of Beautiful Women, stroll through historic Hungarian folk villages, or go canyoning in the Pilis Hills Savor the Flavors: Grab a mouthwatering lángos from a food truck, tuck into a rich authentic goulash, linger over coffee at a riverside café, or indulge in contemporary farm-to-table cuisine Experience the Nightlife: Hop between eclectic ruin bars in the bustling Jewish Quarter or attend a Saturday "Sparty" in one of the city's famous spas. Sample Hungarian wines at a tasting room, sip creative concoctions at a cocktail bar, and watch the sunset over the Danube with a local craft beer in hand Get to Know the Real Budapest: Follow honest suggestions from Budapest local Jennifer D. Walker Full-color photos and detailed maps, including a full-color foldout map Handy Tools: Background information on Budapest's history and culture, plus tips on sustainable travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Day trip itineraries, favorite local spots, and strategies to skip the crowds: Take your time with Moon Budapest & Beyond. Exploring more of Eastern Europe? Check out Moon Prague & Beyond.

The Truffle Underground

Author : Ryan Jacobs
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“The ultimate truffle true crime tale”*: A thrilling journey through the hidden underworld of the world's most prized luxury ingredient. *Bianca Bosker, New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to eliminate rival truffle-hunting dogs. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are duped by liars and counterfeits. Deeply reported and elegantly written, this page-turning exposé documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle’s path from ground to plate, making sense of an industry that traffics in scarcity, seduction, and cash. Through it all, a question lingers: What, other than money, draws people to these dirt-covered jewels? Praise for The Truffle Underground “Investigative journalist and first-time author Jacobs does a remarkable job reporting from the front lines of the truffle industry, bringing to vivid life French black-truffle farmers, Italian white-truffle foragers, and their marvelously well-trained dogs.”—Booklist (starred review) “In The Truffle Underground, Ryan Jacobs presents a lively exposé of the truffle industry, reporting on the crimes that ‘haunt the whole supply chain.’ . . . Even if truffles are beyond your pay grade, there is plenty of enjoyment to be had in the sheer devilment portrayed in this informative and appetizing book.”—The Wall Street Journal “You’ll never look at truffle fries the same way after reading this book. . . . You can practically smell the soil as you follow truffle farmers and bandits through the groves and fields of France and Italy where the fungi are harvested and stolen.”—Outside, “Five Favorite Summer Reads” “[The] book is a rigorously reported, carefully written, endlessly interesting immersion in a high-stakes subculture.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Jacobs takes us on an eye-opening journey through the prized mushroom’s supply chain and the global black market for these tubers in this tale of theft, deceit, and high-stakes secrets.”—Real Simple