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Iris Origo

Author : Caroline Moorehead
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Iris Origo was one of the twentieth century’s most attractive and intriguing women, a brilliantly perceptive historian and biographer whose works remain widely admired. Iris grew up in Italy with her Irish mother after the death of her wealthy American father. They settled in the Villa Medici in Florence, where they became part of the colourful and privileged Anglo-Florentine set that included Edith Wharton, Harold Acton and the Berensons. When Iris married Antonio Origo, they bought and revived La Foce, a derelict stretch of the beautiful Val d’Orcia valley in Tuscany and created an estate that thrives to this day. During World War II they sided firmly with the Allies, taking considerable risks in protecting children and sheltering partisans and Iris’s diary from that time, War in Val d’Orcia, is now considered a modern classic. Caroline Moorehead has drawn on many previously unpublished letters, diaries, and papers to write the definitive biography of a very remarkable woman.

Venus of Dreams

Author : Pamela Sargent
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Iris Angharads, a determined, independent woman, sets herself one massive goal: to make the poison-filled atmosphere of Venus hospitable to humans. She works day and night to realize her dream, with only one person sharing her passion, Liang Chen. It seems impossible to make Venus, with its intolerable air and waterless environment, into a paradise, but Iris succeeds. And in doing so, she also creates a powerful dynasty, beginning with her first born, Benzi Liangharad.

Thistle in the Wind

Author : Media Lawson-Butler
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Agnes Greaves is 16 years old in 1913. The daughter of a wealthy Mill owner, her life takes a drastic change of direction when she falls for the handsome businessman, William Hamilton. The story follows Agnes' life through the First World War and the lives of her husband and daughters, as told through the eyes of her youngest daughter, Sarah, as she grows up in a challenging household and makes her mark in the world during the Second World War. Media Lawson-Butler lives on the South coast of England and wrote this book at the age of 86, inspired by stories of her own family and the hardships of her own childhood. Now 90, Media is happy to finally see her book in print.

Delilah Green Doesn t Care

Author : Ashley Herring Blake
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A clever and steamy queer romantic comedy about taking chances and accepting love - with all its complications. Perfect for fans of Alexandria Bellefleur, Casey McQuiston and Rosie Danan. Delilah Green swore she would never go back to Bright Falls - nothing is there for her except memories of a lonely childhood. Her life now is in New York, with her photography career finally gaining steam and her bed never empty. Sure, it's a different woman every night, but that's just fine with her. When Delilah's estranged stepsister pressures her into photographing her wedding with a guilt trip and a large check, Delilah finds herself back in Bright Falls once more. She plans to breeze in and out, but then she sees Claire Sutherland, one of Astrid's stuck-up besties, and decides that maybe there's some fun (and a little retribution) to be had, after all. Having raised her daughter mostly on her own while dealing with her unreliable ex and running a bookstore, Claire depends upon a life without surprises. And Delilah Green is an unwelcome surprise . . . at first. Though they've known each other for years, they don't really know each other - so Claire is unsettled when Delilah figures out exactly what buttons to push. And when they're forced together during the many wedding preparations, Claire isn't sure she has the strength to resist Delilah's charms. Even worse, she's starting to think she doesn't want to . . . Why readers love Delilah Green... 'A hot, frothy romcom with a relatable heart beating at its centre. I loved every hilarious character, every outrageous shenanigan - and most of all, I loved Delilah Green. I can't wait for the rest of the series!' Talia Hibbert, New York Times bestselling author of Act Your Age, Eve Brown 'A truly exquisite romance about second chances, new beginnings, and the fragile joy of letting people in. I'm wildly in love with this book' Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex Talk 'A classic in the making, Ashely's adult debut is a warm welcome home from the first page. A swoon-worthy, laugh-out-loud romp of a romance' Kosoko Jackson, author of I'm So Not Over You 'A spectacular debut brimming with yearning, swooning, and healing. Delilah Green Doesn't Care reads the way realizing your crush likes you back feels. Ashley Herring Blake is a romance star on the rise' Rosie Danan, bestselling author of The Roommate 'Delilah Green Doesn't Care is the dreamy, steamy, utterly satisfying answer to your craving for an outcast-and-former-mean-girl romance. And let's not forget the snappy banter and seriously scorching chemistry; you'll need a very cold shower after this read!' Lana Harper, author of Payback's a Witch 'Charming and entertaining, Delilah Green Doesn't Care entrances the reader with the redemptive power of love. Blake's masterful blend of sexual tension and growing affection will have readers swooning' Karelia Stetz-Waters, author of Satisfaction Guaranteed 'What an absolute joy to read! Snarky, steamy, and swoony in equal measure, I never wanted this book to end, but there's an easy momentum to Blake's writing that made it impossible to put down' Meryl Wilsner, author of Something to Talk About

The Scoundrel and the Lady

Author : Robyn DeHart
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Iris Bennington is furious when she discovers her younger brother is following the instructions found in the acclaimed advice columns on How to be a Gentleman. The so-called "advice" is more likely to turn her brother into a scoundrel than a true gentleman. Iris decides to locate the author of the columns and confront him. Merritt Steel, the Earl of Ashby, cannot help but be amused by the slip of a woman who comes calling. Unwilling to let such a delightful potential conquest go, he proposes a wager: bring him anyone off the street and he can pass them off as a gentleman. It's a bargain she readily accepts—but with a twist. Their bargain proves to be a greater challenge than either anticipated. Merritt finds it near impossible to keep his hands off Iris, and she begins to see the undeniable appeal of ungentlemanly behavior... Each book in the Lords of Vice series is STANDALONE: * The Scoundrel and the Lady * The Marquess and the Maiden * The Earl and the Reluctant Lady

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Author : Maggie O'Farrell
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From the Costa Award winning, bestselling author of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE and I AM, I AM, I AM, comes an intense, breathtakingly accomplished story of a woman's life stolen, and reclaimed. 'Unputdownable' Ali Smith Edinburgh in the 1930s. The Lennox family is having trouble with its youngest daughter. Esme is outspoken, unconventional, and repeatedly embarrasses them in polite society. Something will have to be done. Years later, a young woman named Iris Lockhart receives a letter informing her that she has a great-aunt in a psychiatric unit who is about to be released. Iris has never heard of Esme Lennox and the one person who should know more, her grandmother Kitty, seems unable to answer Iris's questions. What could Esme have done to warrant a lifetime in an institution? And how is it possible for a person to be so completely erased from a family's history?

Delphi Collected Works of Carolyn Wells Illustrated

Author : Carolyn Wells
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Famous today as the creator of the reserved and scholarly detective Fleming Stone, Carolyn Wells was a prolific American writer of popular mystery novels, celebrated for their intricate plots and engaging characters. The first novel in the series, ‘The Clue’ (1909), features on the Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone list of essential mysteries. Throughout her career, Wells produced over 170 titles, including children’s stories, detective novels, anthologies and humorous and nonsense writings. This eBook presents Wells’ collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wells’ life and works * Concise introductions to the major texts * 73 novels, with individual contents tables * Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * The complete Patty Fairfield and Marjorie Maynard series * Famous children’s books are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Includes Wells’ rare poetry collections – available in no other collection * Features Wells’ seminal non-fiction work ‘The Technique of the Mystery Story’ * Features the author’s autobiography ‘The Rest of My Life’ (first time in digital print) – discover Wells’ literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Fleming Stone Series The Clue (1909) The Gold Bag (1911) A Chain of Evidence (1912) The Maxwell Mystery (1913) Anybody But Anne (1914) The White Alley (1915) The Curved Blades (1915) The Mark of Cain (1917) Vicky Van (1918) The Diamond Pin (1919) Raspberry Jam (1920) The Mystery of the Sycamore (1921) The Mystery Girl (1922) Feathers Left Around (1923) Spooky Hollow (1923) The Furthest Fury (1924) Prillilgirl (1924) The Daughter of the House (1925) The Bronze Hand (1926) Where’s Emily (1927) The Crime in the Crypt (1928) The Huddle (1936) Murder in the Bookshop (1936) Murder Will In (1942) Who Killed Caldwell? (1942) The Alan Ford Series The Bride of a Moment (1916) Faulkner’s Folly (1917) The Pennington Wise Series The Room with the Tassels (1918) The Man Who Fell Through the Earth (1919) In the Onyx Lobby (1920) The Come Back (1921) The Luminous Face (1921) The Vanishing of Betty Varian (1922) The Affair at Flower Acres (1923) Wheels within Wheels (1923) Kenneth Carlisle Series Sleeping Dogs (1929) The Patty Fairfield Series All 17 Patty Fairfield novels (too many to list) The Marjorie Maynard Series All Marjorie novels The Dorrance Family Series The Dorrance Domain (1905) Dorrance Doings (1906) The Two Little Women Series Two Little Women (1915) Two Little Women and Treasure House (1916) Two Little Women on a Holiday (1917) Other Novels Abeniki Caldwell (1902) Eight Girls and a Dog (1902) The Gordon Elopement (1904) The Staying Guest (1904) The Matrimonial Bureau (1905) The Emily Emmins Papers (1907) Dick and Dolly (1909) Betty’s Happy Year (1910) Ptomaine Street (1921) Face Cards (1925) The Deep-Lake Mystery (1928) Short Stories Christabel’s Crystal (1905) An Easy Errand (1910) The Adventure of the Mona Lisa (1912) The Adventure of the Clothes-Line (1915) The Poetry and Nonsense Works Many poetry works; too many to list. The Non-Fiction The Technique of the Mystery Story (1913) The Autobiography The Rest of My Life Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Little Shop of Hidden Treasures Part Three

Author : Holly Hepburn
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**PART THREE in the brand new series from Holly Hepburn, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley and Katie Fforde** When Hope loses her husband, she fears her happiest days are behind her. With her connection to London broken, she decides to move home to York to be near her family and try to piece her life back together. Taking a job at the antique shop she has always loved, she finds herself crossing paths with two very different men. Will, who has recently become the guardian to his niece after the tragic death of her parents. And Ciaran, who she enlists to help solve the mystery of an Egyptian antique. Two men representing two different happy endings. But can she trust herself to choose the right man? And will that give her the life she really needs? The brand new series from Holly Hepburn, author of Coming Home to Brightwater Bay. Parts one to four in the new series are available to pre-order now.

The Diamond Pin

Author : Carolyn Wells
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If you've got a soft spot for ingeniously plotted mysteries that keep you on the edge of your seat, add Carolyn Wells' The Diamond Pin to your must-read list. This classic from the golden era of the genre will keep even the cleverest reader guessing until the very last page.

Irish Women Writers

Author : Alexander G. Gonzalez
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Surveys the lives and works of roughly 75 Irish women writers active in a range of genres and periods.